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PRESIDENT GETS TAX SLASH BILL Actuaries Estimate SI 55.- 000.000 as Limit of Re duction for 1929. By the Associated Pros*. First to come and last to go of the great financial legislative problems of the Seventieth Congress, the tax bill was forwarded from the Capitol yestcr- j day to President Coolidge It proposes • an aggregate tax cut of $222,495,000. The' finishing touches in Congress were effected in the House where the | measure originated, that body approv-; ing without a record vote after an ] hour’s debate the compromise agree- j ment worked out with the Senate. The House action brought to a close a tempestuous five-month legislative i journey which formally began the first j day of the session w hen the measure ; was introduced as House Bill No 1 1 Even before its birth in bill form the measure had been considered for a month by the House ways and means committee As sent to the White House the bill. comes within the $225,000,000 mark set , last November by Secretary Mellon as the maximum amount of revenue re- i duction tit at could be effected without harm to the Treasury. It is. however.j considerably above the revised margin j of safety set by the Treasury several j weeks ago at approximately $210,000,000. Repeals Auto Tax. The final figure of $222,495,000. how - ever. represents a big reduction from the approximately $290,000,000 cut i Originally approved by the House when it first acted on the measure. Included among the major reductions proposed by the measure are the follow tog: A cut' in the tax rate on corpora tion incomes front 13 to 12 per cent: ; outright repeal of the 3 per cent tax on automobile sales; increase from j $2,000 to $3,000 in the exemption granted corporations with incomes of 524.000 or less; increase from $25,000 j to $30,000 in the amount of income on which the 25 per cent reduction for ‘■earned income” may be applied and j an increase from 75 cents to $3.00 in the exemption on theater admissions. The bill proposes no adjustment of the surtax rates and affects in no way the rates on individual incomes. It like wise makes no provision for repeal of the Federal inheritance tax as sought bv the Treasury and the Senate pro posal for publicity on tax incomes was eliminated. Chairman Hawley of the wavs and means committee, in charge of the bill > in the House, said he was convinced | that the condition of the Treasury war ranted the proposed cut. Country Can Stand It. “There is no question of the suf fteiency of revenue for this year or pert year.’ he declared, “but the prob- ] fern will arise in 1930 and subsequent i years I believe the country can stand this, much reduction.” . Representative Gamer of Texas, j Democratic leader on the ways and ! means committee, declared that the reduction total after the fiscal year 1630 actually would be $225,415,000 in- 1 •toad of the $222,495,000 figure. He ■rgued that this would result from; administrative changes proposed by the i bill. Gamer added that in view of the appropriations either made or author- j toed by the present Congress, the $222.- i 405.000 total comparatively was much i larger than the $290,000,000 originally * proposed by the House. Effective Next Year. Actuaries of the Treasury advanced •till another figure as the total reduc tion represented in the bill. They placed it at $155,000,000 for the fiscal j year 1929 and explained that the full effect of the measure will not be felt j until the fiscal year 1930. The reason lor the comparatively small cut during the next fiscal year they found in the law that the reductions do not become j effective until next January 1. Since the reduction is lower than the ! Treasury had proposed and the clause for publicity for income tax returns has been eliminated, Treasury officials do j Hot believe the tax measure is in any danger of a Presidential veto. losses in revenue under the new bill, as estimated by the actuaries, include *123,450,000 by reduction in the rate on the corporation tax. $66,000,000 by re- j peal of the automobile tax, $17,000,000 , by the revised amusement tax. $12,000,- j 000 by exemptions on Incomes of cor- . porations $4,500,000 by raising exemp- | lien on earned incomes, $1,000,000 by i repeal of the wine tax and $1,000,000 by revision of the tax on club dues. SENATORS NAMED 10 STUDY MERGER' Meeting of Subcommittee to Be Held Tomorrow to Lay Out Work. The special Seriate subcommittee to | direct an inquiry into the street railway j merger plan, between now and the re-) convening of Congress in December, was Appointed last night, and will hold He ‘ first meeting some time tomorrow. The subcommittee will be headed by Chairman Capper of the Senate Dit trict committee, and the other members will be Senators Vandenberg, Republican, of Michigan Blaise, Republican, of Wis-1 oonsin; King Democrat of Utah, and Okas, Democrat, of Virginia. Expert Work Proposed. , It is probable tf*e meeting tomorrow j %iil be devoted merely to discussion of fU'O'-edure and tn* scope of the oubcorn toittoe s work Appointment of the sub- j committee followed closely upon the ac- | Uor. of the Herat te Friday, in appro- - pruning tne SIO,OOO asked for by tne l wWtriet syjmmHtee to enable it to en- j f|age wrpert assistance to analyze the 4etsik of Uie plan of consolidation. ; Tii# greater part of the work of tiie s ipihouwuntttee itself probably will la: | ijohe to the Fail, when St will ft o over I ft *? data available and prepare to sub* it» f(commendation be the commit- i • to Decern b i Mudy ttt Valuation. : Th 4 valuation of the merged proper mm, pi*" C at *50,0<>0,000 to iii* agree- Jteflbt. *lll be VM of the queen om stud- j fed by ti*e subcommittee XI is understood Senator Capj* t pm ferrfed to ha >« one <>f the ot tor member* Bead the fcob'/emmittee, but it was said mat part of the understanding tstudied b lh* committee, at its meeting last VttmtUy was that he siiouid la- on tire j #ubcom mi vie* NAME ISLAND DELEGATES. 11* Cioix Democrats Fi'k Hsivor hvrg and f. J£ Jones. ,m iIIOMAh Virgin Riands. May 26 lie legates to ua tamoctatt*. na titJttMi convention from & Croix have ijeec named The delegation ronslt's of Halvo i Beig aiid Frank F, Jones, with John Alexander and Lucius Maimin of Chi <Stgo*t alternate* Tie* Fist UiHt are 1 •eatotnu of Li Cioix. | ON THE SIDE LINES AT THE CONGRESSIONAL BASE BALL GAME i ■ --—— Upper: President Coolidge throwing out the first ball. Left to ri"ht: The President, Everett Saunders, secretary to the President: Representative Clyde Kelly, manager of the Republican nine, and Representative Thomas S. McMillan, manager of the Democratic team. Lower: Nick Altrock entertains. The famous base ball comedian of the Washington club eliminating a few “Charlie Horses” among the Republicans by the use of liniment. —Associated Press Photos. ITALIA RESCUERS j PREPARE 10 START • I j Message to Berlin Says Big Ship Landed —Calls for Help. (Continued from First Page.) ■ north from Spitzbergen would be able j i to search only a very limited territory." Encounters Head Winds. The counter winds set in a few hours after the Italia was headed for the Pole. | They caused her course to be laid to ward Greenland, thereby making the j route longer than had been anticipated, j On the way back from the Pole a south west wind brought the ship far toward the east, but later the winds shifted to j the northwest. During all of last night an icy cold j wind blew from that quarter in Kings Bay. All the mountains here are hidden by mist and fog. If the crew of the Italia must take to the ice they will be equipped with skiis, sledges. Canadian snow shoes and sleep ing bags of reindeer skin. AH of this equipment was aboard the dirigible when she left this haven. The Italians were asked just before starting whether they would desire a I map showing all places where Nor ; wegian hunting huts have b»*en built in the archipelago. They said, however, that such a chart would not be of use to them. Wilkins Ready to Help. Capt Wilkins tonight announced his i willingness to go immediately to the aid j of the Italian airship Italia He said, < however, that his plane was at Bergen ; and that it would take 10 days to get it to Spitzbergen and ready to start. Lieut. Eielson also declared he was ready to join in a search for the Italia, j recalling his three years’ experience as j a flyer over the polar regions Eielson said that if the Italia has been forced d wn hundreds of miles from home, he could hope for members of the crew only quick and merciful death. Capt. Wilkins was no more sanguine regarding the chances of saving the dirigible s crew in the event of a forced landing. i "Gen Nobile,” he said, "chose the most difficult time of the year for his j polar flight. The ice ia beginning to ; break up and fog is much more prev alent Umi a short time ago.” Thinks Flight Futile. He scouted the success of such an expedition as he offered to make even : while he affirmed his willingness to undertake it. “Present conditions give rescue ef forts little chance of succeeding A hydroplane flight would have the best ! j chance, but unless some report is re- | ; ceived from the Italia even this would ; jbe extremely hazardous and almost surely In vain." Others here, well acquainted with | the Arctic, tainted out that while the j I Italia's crew was well equipped for the : j polar flight, they were equipped in tUp-t 1 *y experience nor training to make the [ long march across the ice necessary to I sa e themselves in the event of a forced 1 landing. NORGE ROW IS RECALLED. Amundsen and Nubile Controversy Bads for Ora math Netting, | NEW YORK May 26 t/IV An Arctic! j drama of more than usual in tensity j • would be produced If Roald Amundsen ; | veteran Polar explorer, should go to the , j aid of Gen. Umberto Nobile, now miss- j log Jn the dirigible Italia, since them j root been ii lotion between the two men j ever since tire famous flight of ijm | j Norge to i In: North Pole In 192*i After l he flight the publish d memoirs of tire two men showed that aii had not been emi/Ot b between j therm Nobile, as tire builder and cap* j tain of lire Norge, retelling to Amund ; sari as merely a passenger, while Amundsen accuse d the Italian flyer whir "attempting to appropriate; for Italy tne last. gnat undertaking' of his life the flight of the dirigible ovtl tire North Pole. On that trip tire Norge also was missing for many Imuis It a'ho io m murbcaUon had ireeu maintained ire. j tween tire dirigible and land elutions until Ihe Norge; MOS&ed the Pole, Viren no fuiUiM rucaaagrs weie intern pled for many hours the fate of the expert! lion was unknown and tire world vailed anxiously foi newt, a 1 i gin to hear I tirat the dirigible nad landed safely at j tie tiny Village of *JViler. Alaska, shout j2b in ties firm Nome * Aft* r that air voyage Amundsen said that iiifc exploration days ware oval. tttk rfntht star. Washington', n. c.. mat 2t. ires-tart t. DEMOCRATIC BALL TOSSERS DEFEAT REPUBLICANS, 36 TO 4 G. 0. P. Team, Worn Out Chasing Hits and Tallying Scores, Surrenders in Fifth Inning. Confusion reigned supreme for two : hours at Griffith' Stadium yesterday | afternoon. With the Marine Band play ing stirring music, hot-dog vendors ply ing a lively and vociferous trade and score-keepers tearing their hair in ut ter despair, another base ball game in the great political world series was played between the Democrats and Republicans of the House. At the end of the fifth inning, the players, the spectators and the hot-dog i vendors stopped from exhaustion. The vote —beg pardon—the score stood ap proximately 36 to 4 in favor of tits Democrats. Rushing madly onto the field, report ers asked Republican Manager Clyde Kelly of Pennsylvania what was the matter. “Did you stop by agreement?” they j demanded. "No,” said Manager Kelly, sadly. “There was no agreement to quit. You can surrender any time.” Base Ball Brings $125. President Coolldgc was there and stayed as long as he could stand it. He autographed the first ball and tossed it to the players. Then it was | auctioned off. and Mrs. Peter Goelet i | Gerry, wife of Senator Gerry of Rhode I Island, bought it for 5125, This money, the receipts from the I ticket sale and the money taken tn jby the hot-dog and score-card con- j I cessions, all went for the benefit of ! th<* Women’s Congressional Club, j With two valiant sand-lot umpires, | I O’Connor and Watt, on the job, the i game began promptly at. 3 o'clock Two years ago. when the last game in the series was played, the Democrats won, j and the Republicans were eager this , time to even things up. Clad in uni forms borrowed trom the Washington bast; ball club the two teams strode con- j fidently onto the sun-bathed field. First at bat were the Democrats, and they started olf well—so well, in fact, | I they had the scorekeepers completely ; confused almost from the beginning, ! i Soon all attempts to keep a detailed i score were abandoned. Representative j Vinson of Georgia began by getting his base on halls Representative Jacob- j Lincoln Ellsworth of New York, who had financed, at least in part, the two i air expedition* of Capt Amundsen, was the first to denounce Nobile after the Norge flight by saying that others had been responsible for the safe navigation of the dirigible from Bpltzbergen to ! Alaska. For a year Amundsen had refused to be drawn into the controversy. In that year Nobile had been promoted from colonel to general and was decorated by the Italian government. Then Amundsen published his auto ! biography and dwelt at great length on Nobile's conduct while in the air over i the Pole He said that while in* and Ellsworth laid limited themselves to two | tiny Norwegian and American flags to save weight and space, Nobile took arm fuls of small Italian flags to cast Into the air over the Pole, and Anally let loose a. huge flag, which, Amundsen said, j threatened to tie up a propeller. Ellsworth Offer* Help. Ellsworth, who accompanied Nobile to \ th< North Pole in 1926, tonight cabled Amundsen offering to accompany him or render any other assistance possible I for the relief of Nobile The course taken by the relief exjre* dltlon would be governed by conditions j of wnirh no exact knowledge is ob tainable here, Ellsworth said, such as i the speed with which it can be or i ganiio-d and the amount of food and i equipment eairied by the Italia From ! available. Information he believed, how ever, that patrol of the ice edge, supple mented possibly by siioil over-lee ob servation flights, would probably be most feasible The experiences of previous exjtedi tions show that hope tor the ultimate safety of Nobile and his crew should not be given up now or for many days to come, Ellsworth said "Out of that sense of comradeship 1 hi! lor men with whom 1 have expert • i,i i d peril I feel » great personal u> truest lit the safely of (Jell Nobile and his brave comrades, many of whom were members of the Noign expedition in I'J’J*}," Ellsworth said "I am anxiously awaiting iicwm of tin tula return of Ilia Italia to her Agtsf , in %iUbtrgcu/’ ] stein of New York knocked a high one, which was caught Representative Mead ’ of New- York got his base on balls, and then Democratic Manager McMillan of ! South Carolina, once a professional of note, doubled, bringing In two runs. Democrats Taste Victory. This aroused the spirits of the Demo crats to such a pitch that nothing could dampen them, notr even a sensational catch by Republican Catcher Updike of I Indiana of a high foul knocked by Rep resentative Douglas of Arizona. In that | first inning the Democrats scored three runs. The best the Republicans could | do in their half was to get one run as j a result of a clean single by Representa j tive Bachmann of West Virginia and a by Manager Kelly. ! That first taste of blood set the Democrats wild. The next Inning they made four runs and when the third inning came they ran away completely with the game, scoring 13 runs. So fast j did they go around the bases in that inning that it was some time before the score-keepers, reporters and spectators, i to say nothing of the players, could i agree upon the number of runs that had been made. The estimates ranged from 10 to 25. After a conference the fig ure 13 was accepted by al. though re i luctantly by the Republicans. The runs in this historic inning were ; the result of hits by Manager McMil lan, Jeffers of Alabama and others, several bases on balls, direct hits by Republican Pitcher Chase upon the per | sons of several Democratic batters, gal lant slides into second base, wild pitch es, wild throws by lnfieldera ~ln fact, j almost every sort of error known to | base ball. Filibuster Falls. For a moment in the Republican half of the fatal third It looked ns if they might wipe out the Democratic lead, j With two out and the bases full, they ! sent Representative Hanoock of New i York to the bat amid loud acclaim. I Touted as a pinch hitter, he was ex pected to clear the bases and start a i silly that would raise the flagging Rc | publican spirits. But, alas! He hit a gentle one on the ground and It rolled Into the waiting mlt of Democratic Third Baseman Lan | ham of Texas. The tuning ended with j only three runs made earlier by the | Republicans. Those were the last runs (the Republicans made. In the fourth Inning the Democrats added nine and j in the fifth seven more to their mount ! ing score. In that fatal third inning Republican | Pitcher Chase was taken from the box ! and Representative Hoffman of New j Jersey pitched the rest of the game, j but it availed nothing. The Repub j lican goose was cooked. | Democratic Pitcher Douglas was ; easily the star of the game. To hold j the Republicans to four runs in five i innings with the sort of support his team gave him was a feat to be re | membered. McMillan was easily the [ star of the hitters and Vinson did fine j work as shortstop, once running back into left field and making a sensational catch of a high one, whose loss might have meant tiuee runs for the Repub- Means. Star far C1.,0. I*. I Manager Kelly and First. Baseman ! Bachmann were the stars on the Re | publican side. Weary and sore, the Democrats de» lighted and the Republicans disgusted, | the two teams quit the unequal contest at b o’clock, The President hail gone long before The line-up of the two teams was as follows: Republicans Chase of Pennsylvania, pitcher, Updike of Indiana, catcher; Jlachina.nn of West Virginia, first base; Kelly of Pennsylvania, second base; Kcii ham of Michigan, third base; fluyer of Kansas, Hancock of New Volk and Mown of Pennsylvania, short* slops; Aleut* of Nevada, Mel,cod of Michigan and Crull of California, right field; Ciowthei of New York and Maas of Minnesota, center field; Huffman of New Jersey, left field Cooper of Ohio, Heed of New Voik und Andres'n of Minnesota, utility Do ms rata Representatives Douglas of Arizona, pllchti McMillan of Month Carolina, catcher, Mead of New York, first base, Jacobsteln of New York, sec ond bane, l.tiiihain of Texas, third base, Vinson of Kentucky, shortstop, Jones of Texas, left, field; Jeffers or Alabama, center field, Browning of Tennessee, light, field, and Connery of Mnsstn hu- St iis McCllntle of Oklehorou. McDuffie of Alabama, Couth# of Missouri amt fia gun of Arkansas, utility. CAPITAL MEMORIAL PROGRAM STARES Tributes to Nation’s Dead Will Be Paid by Va rious Groups. With eulogy and floral tribute, the l National Capital today will begin its an : nual Memorial day season of reverence S for the Nation’s military heroes who | have gone to their last resting place on j land or at sea. Pilgrimages will be made to more than a dozen cemeteries today by sol emn groups of men and women, bearing floral tributes to be laid on ivy-covered graves, while on the broad stretches ol the Potomac River other groups will drop roses and poppies in memory of those who sailed the sea or skies. The ceremonies today will provide a fitting prologue to the more extensive and elaborate service of Wednesday, when veterans of the Civil War will lead j the city in paying homage to the 11- l lustrious dead of three great wars. | President Coolidge will be absent from I Washington on Memorial day for the first time since his inauguration. He will go to Gettysburg to deliver an ad dress on that day. Honor for Sea Heroes. The U. S. S. Porpoise will leave the Navy Yard wharf at 10:30 o’clock this morning on a picturesque mission of j memory and sorrow. From its deck , will be strewn armfuls of Spring bios- : soms in symbolic tribute to soldiers, i sailors and Marines who lost their lives at sea. The impressive rites will be un der auspices of the Department of the i District of Columbia Auxiliaries of the j United Spanish War Veterans. A similarly colorful service in mem- ; ory of air heroes will take place at 3 o'clock this afternoon from the Key j Bridge. While Army and Navy planes ; drop poppies to the surface of the river j below, a flock of pigeons will be released j from the bridge, emblematic of the I service in which the flyers gave their j lives. | The program aboard the Porpoise will j begin as the ship leaves the wharf and j turns its bow toward Mount Vernon, j It will open with selections by the Navy ! | Band Orchestra and the invocation by | i Eugene Doleman, department chaplain i |of the Spanish War Veterans. Depart ! ment Comdr. Albert Michaud will speak : briefly on the purposes of the trip ! Representative Franklin Menges of ' I Pennsylvania will deliver the principal i ! address. Jeanette McCaffrey and Mrs. Elvina Rowe will sing. A Navy trump eter will sound taps. As the ship turns back toward Wash ington. near Mount Vernon, the strew ing of flowers will begin, continuing until the Navy Yard is reached Guests of honor on the trip will in | elude Commander-in-Chief John J j 1 Garrity, United Spanish War Veterans; | Q. M. Gen. James J. Murphy, United i Spanish War Veterans; Past Com | mander-in-Chief Rice W. Means, 1 United Spanish War Veterans; Past j Department Comdr. William L. Mat tocks, United Spanish War Veterans; ; the Grand Army of the Republic, Wom an’s Relief Corps, Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, Veterans of For- j eign Wars, American Legion and the j Jacob Jones Post of the American Leg’.on. Committee in Charge. The following committee is in charge of arrangements: Department President j Margaret E. Burns of the Ladies’ Aux-! diaries of the Spanish War Veterans', chairman; Department Junior Vice; President Louise Moore, Ladies’ Aux iliaries; Elizabeth Norris, president of : the Admiral George Dewey Naval Aux iliary; President Emma Tull, General M j Emmet Urell Auxiliary ; President Edna ; R. Summerfleld, Colonel James S. Pettit Auxiliary; President Elizabeth Weber, Colonel John Jacob Astor Auxiliary ; j President Minnie Murdock, General Nel son A Miles Auxiliary; Past Comdr. Ar thur H. League, Spanish'War Veterans; | George Parker, past commander of the 1 Admiral George Dowel Naval Camp, j Andrew J. Klmmel, past commander of ; Admiral tOorge Dewey Naval Camp, and Past Department Comdr Janies E Maynard. Spanish War Veterans. The Key Bridge exercises will be con ducted by the National Woman's Relief Corps, in accordance with a custom in i augurated in 1920. The assembly will j ‘ be called to order by a bugler and in i vocation will be pronounced by Rev. Dr. 1 i Joseph R. Sizoo, pastor of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church. Capt C. H. Dicklns. United States Navy, will deliver an address and M M. North ; will pay a tribute to the country's flyers, j Singing will be led by Miss Jeannette ; Baker. Following benediction and “Taps” ; the pigeons will be freed from a crate provided by the United States Signal Corps. The dropping of poppies from planes circling overhead will conclude the services. The planes will be piloted ; by Lieut. Peter Skance of the Army and \ Lieut. Harvey L. Bowes of the Navy. j The Gen. Nelson A. Miles Camp of j Spanish War Veterans will conduct memorial services today at St. Eliza beth's Hospital Officers and members of the camp will assemble at the main gate this morning at » o’clock to decorate graves of veterans in the hos pital cemetery. The program at the cemetery will begin at 10:30 o’clock with a call to order by Bugler Patrick McMahon and remarks by Camp Comdr. George V, McAleor. Chaplain C. T. Davison will offer invocation. Asst. Supt. Noyes of the hospital will welcome the visitors. There will be a salute by a detachment of the u. S, ; i ARCTIC HIDES 1 ATE OF ITALIAN DIKICIBLE AND CREW f t I .-■ ir'v* I'lA I '-•: j i* A h TMOtt* Cm tiinlierto Ni>l»il«*'>* tilrtlilp. (im Italia, whlih h«* i»«i Imm linml (runt >hvi«' ITiium)*,' mi (u return flight to itng* Itay, Njillebtirgm, after eliellug iuei tbr N th l*i*lf, Hunt tuji|>i-i right); (Im Nobile, < nmmainlet of the Afillt' I air r*t»eilDloii. liuust down left> • Itoalil AuiuiiiU.il, noted I'elwr t>j»|*lo*'*»r» who I* toimlng A tellff o|*ndtlUu» U watch r for the ittUehtf tlhiflMi, • **««, < Student to Go To Arctic Alone For Eskimo Music Ily the Associated Press. OTTAWA, May 26.-—ln order to obtain material for a thesis, Corne lius Osgood of Chicago will go to the Arctic alone to record native Eskimo and Indian songs on a phonograph, j Osgood, who is 23 years old and a I post-graduate student in the de partment of anthropology at the University of Chicago, plans to leave j here tomorrow night for Edmon- j ton and Port Norman, which he j will use as a base for exploration of j the Great Bear Lake district. He expects to be gone a year and j a half. Marines as flowers are placed on the j graves. Dr. White to Speak. At 2:30 o’clock this afternoon the District Department of the Spanish War Veterans will hold special services in Hitchcock Hall, at the hospital. Past Department Comdr. Charles W. McCaffrey will call the meeting to order in readiness for a colors cere mony by Department Color Sergt. John Koch Dr. William A. White, superin tendent of St. Elizabeth’s, will give an address of welcome. Other addresses W HI be given by Department Comdr. Albert Michaud, Senior Vice Depart ment Comdr. James G. Yaden and Col. Charles Burton Robbins Assistant Secretary of War. Jeannette McCaf- j frev and Gretta Ludwig will \ companied by Kathryn Lincoln’s Gettysburg address whl be read by Department Adjt. William 1.1 Jenkins. Invocation and benediction : will be pronounced by Department; Chaplain Eugene Doleman The | Marine Band Orchestra will play. ! ' The following committee is in charge : () f the afternoon exercises: Charles W. McCaffrey, chairman; Comdr. Lteorg. V. McAlear, senior vice commander. A. i t Jenkins, junior vice commander, C ! p Galpin. Lorin C. Nelson. Pnnt E. | shomette. Harry J. Stahl, Chaplain C. j rri navison The committee on the decoration of graves is composed of Christopher Hin- SSch. chairman: P. E. Btometl*. 1 chairman; Charles Y' Goltz, Patrick McMahon, A. T. Jenkins, C A. Belknap, Robert Culin. J. A. Bol ter Frcderich Zulch, J. B. Carver, Lonn C. Nelson. George V. McAlear, A. Eu -1 gene Pierce, Jerome Shipman, Cleve- J land Kennicutt. C. p . Oalpta, T . J Shannon. Charjes W. McCaffrey. | The annual memorial seiv.Ct.s at Sol* 1 diers’ Home will take place this after noon at 3 o’clock. Rabbi Abram Simon will speak. There will be music by the Soldiers’ Home Band and the Petworth !m. E. Church chorus. Chaplain H. A. Griffith will be in charge. G. A. R. Services. The Grand Army of the Republic will hold special services tonight, at » ; o’clock, m the First Congregational Church. Tenth and G streets Many associated organizations will take par. j Department Comdr. William M. Bobb will preside. Patriotic motion pictures will be shown. , „ .. _ i A joint memorial service for the Jew ish soldiers of all wars who lie buried in the five Jewish cemeteries at Con gress Heights, has been arranged by j the Costello Post. American Legion, in : co-operation with the Jewish Welfare Board. The program will be carried | out at the Memorial Circle of the W ash ington Hebrew Congregation at 11 i o’clock this morning. Maj. L. E. Atkins, vice commander of the Costello I ost, will preside. Judge Robert E. Mat tingly will speak The opening prayer will be said by Rabbi J. T. Ixieb, the I roll call will be read by Rabbi Abram j Simon, a mourner's prayer will be ; offered by Rabbi William F. Rosen blum, and benediction wall be pro ! nounced by Rabbi L. J. Schwefel- Graves in the following Jewish ceme teries will be decorated: Ohave Sliolom. Adas Israel. Washington Hebrew Con gregation, District of Columbia and Talmud Torah. . .. „ Mount Olivet Cemetery will be the ; obieetive of a pilgrimage by members : of Lincoln Camp. No. 2, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War; Vincent B. Costello Post of the Legion. John Barry Garrison of the Army and Navy Union ! and Ellen Spencer Mussey Tent, No. 1, I Daughters of Union Veterans of. the Civil War. Assembly will be sounded ! there at 3 o’clock this afternoon by i Sergt. John Lynch of the Costello Post. The Washington Boys' Independent Band will play •’America,” and the formal call to order will be voiced by ; Victor L. Garragus, commander of the Lincoln Camp. Irish-American Program. Rev. Francis J. Hurney will deliver I the invocation. Addresses will be made by Representative Joseph B. Glynn of j Connecticut, Thomas Mason, jr.; eom ! ntander of the Costello Post, and ! Charles Francis Bishop, commander of j ! John Barry Garrison. Lincoln s Get ! tvsburg address will be read by Am i bYose L. Grtndley. Solos will be ren do red by Miss Ethel M. Roddy and Rob ert M. O’Lone A detail from the R. O. T. C. at St. John's College will give a salute. George Alpha Rowe is chair i man of the general committee on ar rangements. ! The Irish-American Union will go to I Mount Olivet Cemetery at 11 o’clock | j this morning to lay flowers on the l I graves of former members. The rcre | monies will end over the grave of > ; Thomas Devin Reilly, In memory or; j whom the Union erected a monument j I many years ago. Representatives of various patriotic | societies also will tfslt a number of j other cemeteries in which there are but ! a few graves of service men. The Tank j Corps Post, No. 19, American Legion, > will visit Cedar Hill Cemetery, Edward; Douglas White Post . No 27, American j Legion, will go to Fort Lincoln Come- , tery; George Washington Post and John ! SENATORS PUSHING CAMPAIGN INQUIRY Wiil Ask Reports by Wire From All States Where Ex- j ! pense Records Are Required. ! By thfi A*soeiatr<i Press. j Statements of campaign expenditures filed by presidential candidates in all I States requiring such accounts will be called for next week by the Senate cam | paigns funds committee. | Decision to ask for these statements was reached at an executive meeting of i the Senate committee late yesterday. Chairman Steiwer explained this move was taken in an effort to make a hasty round-up of expenditures with a j view to getting a more definite line on i the situation before the Republican national convention at Kansas City on | June 12. Every State will be canvassed by tele- I s raph tomorrow with a request to rush the figures It is believed almost every ' State has a corrupt practices act. Meanwhile, the committee will resume hearings tomorrow and Tuesday. Upon adjournment of Congress, which is , planned for Tuesday, it will map out a program for hearings in Ohio and In diana. Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleve lnad will be visited and probably one | other Ohio city. The Indiana schedule has not been fixed. Those called for tomorrow include W. H. Hill, New York manager for Sec retary Hoover, and lewis Cassidy, treas urer of the Philadelphia Democratic i city committee. SHOALS MEASURE LAUDED BY NORRIS Nebraskan Calls It Fairest Legislation of Its Kind •Ever Enacted Here. Uy th<- Associated Pres?. The Muscle Shoals bill now before j President Coolidge is "the fairest and ' most comprehensive legislation of its i kind ever enacted by Congress.” Sen- I ator Norris of Nebraska declared in a / statement placed in the Congressional i Record regarding the measure, which is the culmination of his own 10-year I I fight to make disposition of the great Government nitrogen plant. “It will not injure any State,” the I Nebraska Senator continued. “It wiil be of direct benefit to the entire South. I and in indirect benefit to the entire Nation. In fertilizer operation, it provides for the broadest and most extensive experiment that has ever been conducted in the civilized world, and whatever improvement is made, and whatever cheapening process is discovered, it will at once become the property of all the people. There will be no opportunity for a monopoly. “Moreover, these experiments will be j brought about without any direct ap propriation of public funds, but will be made by the profits from the sale of power.” Cheap power and flood control' aids are other advantages seen by the Ne braskan. HICKMAN'S SISTER HELD FOR QUIZZING IN THEFT By tlie Associated Pres*. KANSAS CITY. May 26—Mary Hickman. 18-year-old sister of William Edward Hickman, who is under sen tence of death in California for the kidnaping and slaying of Marian Park er, Los Angeles schoolgirl, was held for Investigation by the police here today after she admitted obtaining clothing from several stores under false pre tenses. M. Beauchesne Post of the Legion will ! decorate graves in Rock Creek Cem- Ct"*'V Colored patriotic organizations will hold services at Harmony, Northeast, Wood lawn and Payne Cemeteries. Memorial ceremonies at Harmony | Cemetery will take place at 2 o’clock. I under the direction of Charles Sum ! ner Post, No. 9. G A. R. assisted by the Department of the Potomac, United i Spanish War Veterans. Charles Sum- I ner Relief Corps, No. 3; Sergt. George Berry Camp, No. 10. U. S. W. V.: Eva ; Allensworth Auxiliary, No. 2; James E. j Walker Post, No. 26, American Legion, and James Reese Europe Auxiliary. No. |5. Addresses will be delivered by Rev. W. H. Coston of Philadelphia and Ferdinand D. Lee. Northeast Cemetery Services. Gen. Guy V. Henry Garrison, No. 9. | Army and Navy Union, will conduct 1 the services at Northeast Cemetery at I 2 o'clock. Other groups will assist. : Past Comdr. W. T. Canray will speak, j Comdr. Emmett Preston will preside. Graves at Woodlawn and Payne Cemeteries will be decorated also at | 2 o'clock, under auspices of James E. Walker Post, assisted by James Reese I Europe Post of the Legion, the Spanish 1 War Veterans and Boy Scouts. 0. C. LEGISLATION ON PREFERRED LIST Measures to Be Acted Upon Include Bill for Mall Development. With Congress making a hard strug gle to wind up its work for the present session and adjourn Tuesday night, there are a number of measures of par ticular importance to the District which have been placed on the preferred list by the House leaders, to be acted upon if possible under special rules or sus pension of the rules. These include - The liberalized civil service retire ment act, for which a special rule was unanimously reported by the rules com mittee. The Zihlman bill for appointment of an additional justice of the Supreme Court in the District, whose particular duty will be to sit in condemnation cases. A special rule has been asked by the House judiciary committee, as this is essential for expediting the Federal building program. Development of Mall. The bill authorizing the engineer of ficer in charge of public buildings and public parks to carry out the plans of the National Capital Park and Plan ning Commission for development of the Mall and the architect of the Cap itoi to carry out plans of the Plaza Com mission for development of the recently acquired land between the Capitol and Union Station, including the new ave nue from Union Station to Pennsylvania avenue near Second street. The Gibson bill for expediting con demnation proceedings, urged by the ! National Capital Park and Planning ; Commission, the Department of Justice i and the District Commissioners. The bill from the House District com mittee providing for notice to property owners in condemnation cases. The bill authorizing appointment of a commission to select an architect for the new Supreme Court Building and to pass upon plans, with an authorized ap propriation of SIO,OOO for drawing I plans, is likely to be among the meas ures that will go over to the next ses i sion. Action is promised on the bill enlarg ing the powers of the District Commis sioners so that they may settle by com promise minor suits against the District without the expense of litigation. Measures In Senate. I A number of District measures are | hanging in the balance in the Senate, i Among them are. The medical practice i bill, the resolution to prevent the Fed eral Power Commission from issuing I permits for private waterpower devel opment at Great Falls until Congress decides how it wants the upper Poto mac developed; the Farmers’ Market bill; a bill relating to free text books in the schools; the bill to define the status of the Policewoman's Bureau, and a measure to add another judge to the bench of the District Supreme Court to expedite condemnation proceedings. Senator Copeland. Democrat, of New York made an effort to secure action on the medical and drugless healing bill by unanimous consent yesterday afternoon, but after it had been dis cussed for a few moments he had to withdraw it for the time being. Senator Johnson. Republican, of California, in charge of the Boulder Dam bill, which is the pending business in the Senate, yielded to Senator Cope land with the understanding that the ; local bill would not consume much i time. Senator Copeland explained that the medical practitioners, the chiropractors and the osteopaths are in agreement now and that he was afraid delay might cause new difficulties to arise He said he had an amendment to offer designed to remove objections which have delayed the measure. Great Falls Resolution. * Senator Couzenr. Republican, of I Michigan asked for the reading of the bill, adding that he would have to object unless it could be read. The bill is a lengthy one. defining the conditions under which all persons who treat the human body would be licensed to prac tice, and Senator Copeland found It necessary to withdraw the request for its consideration. He may seek to have it taken up again before adjournment. Senator Capper hopes to obtain con sideration of the Great Fails resolu tion. which has been approved by the House, before the gavels fall at the close of the session. The Farmers’ Market bill, providing for purchase of the Southwest site, has passed the House, and hae been de bated in the Senate several times with out coming to a vote. On the bill to expedite condemnation of land needed by the Federal Govern ment in Washington, the Senate Distrist committee is waiting for th» House to take action. REDS FIGHT POLICE IN BERLIN STREETS Three Wounded as Invasion by Communists Leads to Defense Measures. I Bjr the Associated Pres*. BERLIN, May 36—-With prospects that Berlin will be visited by 100.000 members of the “Red Battle front Fighters,” the militant political and propaganda organization of the Com munists. the entire police force of the capital has been ordered held in readi ness for riot calls withtn the next 48 hours. Three persons were wounded in a clash with police today. The Whitsuntide gatherUig of Ger man reds in the next two days purposes to celebrate the drift toward radicalism in the recent Reichstag elections, and to throw down the gauntlet to the Socialists. Parades and mass meetings are on tin* program. About 70,000 Communists from all parts of the country reached Berlin today, and a clash occurred this eve ning at Chariotfenburg- Several thou sand of the ' Red Front Fighters” were stopped by the police while thev were marching They refused to disperse. The police used clubs, and after one of the officers had been unhorsed. Urey tired their carbines. Three persona m the crowd received bullet wounds atul many others, including several police men, were hurt til the fight. Numerous arrests were made DR. BUTLER RECOVERS. Columbia University Head Leaves Hospital for Horn*. NEW YORK. Mat 36 Dr Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia University, returned home today from at, Lukes Hospital where he had heon under treatment after an attack of acute indigestion Physic tails said a thorough examination showed Dr. Butler in excellent physical condi tion • Two Move Cylinder!. . Cut vespo'ulMkc* et rlri* kMovl.ited lNv*» PARIS Andre Oilmen the ilenrv Ford of Fiance, will abandon hu ton « cylinder automobile for one wuti an cugiue of six cylinder*.