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CU. 8. Weather Bureau Forecast.) 1 Showers beginning tonight or tomor row; cooler tomorrow afternoon. Temperatures: Highest. 85. at 3:30 p.m. yesterday; lowest. 60. at 5:30 ajn. today. Full report on page 9. Closing N. Y. Markets, Pages 10 and 11 ■V- Q1 Oftß Entered a a second class matter 0.L,U00. post office. Washington. C. ACCESSION OF U. S. 'lO WORLD COURT TO BE CONSIDERED Council of League to Convoke Conference at Geneva , on September 7. CODIFICATION MEETING IN HOLLAND IN 1930 Bumania Submits Report Regard ing Prohibition of Poisonous Gases in War. » By the Associated Press. MADRID, June 12.—The Council of the League of Nations today decided to convoke a conference at Geneva on September 7 of all states adhering to the statutes of the Permanent Court of International Justice. At this conference amendments to the statutes and recommendations formu lated by the committees of jurists which j met some time ago will be examined. Among the most important matters for consideration are changes designed to permit the accession of the United States to the World Court. Plan Holland Conference. The Council also decided to call a conference during the Spring f Os 1930 on the codification of interna tional law. In addition to members of the League the following countries will be invited: Brazil. Costa Rica, Egypt. Ecuador, Danzig, Iceland, Mexico, Monaco. San Marino, Turkey, Russia and the United States. A report submitted by the Rumanian representative regarding ratification of the 1925 protocol for the prolrbition of the use of asphyxiating and poisonous gases in war stated that 13 countries .had ratified the protocol and that 9 \others had signified their intention to accede to it. The Council adopted a resolution for the protection of children throughout the world, stating: "With respect to assistance, the | foreign minor has? the same rights as the minor national, the interests of the minor always being the first consider ation.” Asks Juvenile Court Report. The council asked all nations, includ ing non-members, to forward reports concerning juvenile courts. The question of establishing a special wireless station for the league was re ferred for further inquiry. The council adopted a resolution to request the governments to consider favorable sug gestions of the press experts’ confer ence relating to telegraphic communica tion and equality of treatment for na tional and international journalists, to the reduction of rates, the issuance of universal identity cards and improve ment in the distribution of newspapers. The British delegate then presented a report calling for general international action in the traffic in women and chil dren and obscene publications. Announcement was made that an agreement had been reached between Germany and Poland relating to the application of the minorities convention to entries in minority schools. Mutual congratulations were exchanged on the agreement. NANKING PREPARING • TO FIGHT WAR LORD Central China Forces Plan to Rout Marshal Feng—Hunan Reds Spreading Terror. Br the Associated Press. SHANGHAI. June 12 —Courier dis- j patches from Hankow today said that the Nanking central government was J furthering its preparations for the antic ipated campaign against Marshal Feng Yuhslang, Central China war lord. A atrict censorship at Nanking of all dis patches containing military comment i prevented practically any real news j of the situation reaching here, except by courier. Feng was said to have withdrawn to the northwest corner of Honan Prov ince, with the Nanking troops moving [ northward from Hankow. Garrisons left in Hunan for the suppression of banditry have been withdrawn for the campaign. As a result of this move the Hunanese Reds were said to have resorted to terrorism and to be pillaging the un garrisoned cities. Reds from Hunan crossed once into Hupeh and attacked Tayler, 25 miles southeast of Hankow for five days looting and burning, and massacring thousands. The Hankow authorities dispatched a small force to restore order. IRISH OFFICER KILLED IN EXPLOSION OF MINE Two Othesa Inscestigating Reports of Ammunition Dump Are In jured in Blast. Br the Associated Press. DUBLIN, Irish Free State, June 12. , Police Inspection Officer O’Sullivan was killed today by the explosion of a mine at Kllrush, County Clare. He was in vestigating reports of an alleged arms and ammunition dump. Two other of ficers were badly Injured. O’Sullivan and two civil guard officers had gone to a spot near Kllrush on receipt of an anonymous letter giving the location of an alleged ammunition dump. When O’Sullivan started to dig. % terrific explosion occurred. JOFFRE AGING RAPIDLY. famous Old Soldier Complains of Being “Very Tired.” LOUVECIENNES. Seine-Et-Oise, Prance. June 12 04*).—Marshal Joffre complains of being “very tired” these days and blames the extreme heat. The marshal's aides say that it is nothing serious, but the famous old soldier, who is now 77, is aging rapidly. iJßadio Program—Page 22 Sinless Boast Puts Preacher in Prison When Rival Scoffs Curb Stone Congregation Follow Pair to Court After Police Intervene. By the Associated Press. GADSDEN, Ala., June 12. —Fighting words, and not the Gospel, drew a crowd, also the cops, for rival preachers here yesterday. Rev. O. Price of the Apostolic Church told a curbstone congregation that his past five years were sinless—absolutely spotless. A block down the same street Rev. A. B. Williams of the Seventh Day Church of God paused in his disserta tion on the Scriptures to scoff at his rival’s claim. They met. "Liars,” they charged, were exchanged. The police, then the courtroom with erstwhile congregations now gleeful courtroom spectators. "Five dollars each,” said the judge. "I’m not guilty and I’ll appeal,” said Rev. Mr. Price, but he failed to post *IOO ball and they marched him off to jail. M’DONA[DAWAITS ARRIVAL OF DAWES British Premier Expects to Start Trip to America at End of July. By the Associated Press. LONDON, June 12. —Progress in the formalities which must be observed be fore Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald can visit America to confer with Presi dent Hoover today awaited arrival Friday of the new American Ambassa dor, Charles G. Dawes. It was known on the highest authority, however, that the premier was making his plans to leave for America as soon as Parliament has risen at the end of July. Departure at ihat time would leave Mr. MacDonald free for his projected visit in Septem ber to the League of Nations Assembly at Geneva. “I cannot make a statement of any kind at present,” he said as he was leaving for hLs old Scottish home at Lossiemouth for a short rest before convening of Parliament. June 25. His daughter, Ishbel, who will be his hostess at No. 10 Downing street, or wherever he finally decides to make his home, was with him. State Council Is Changed. With the arrival of Ambassador Dawes, it was thought, the premier would communicate his desire to visit America to him. and the invitation to do so would follow as a matter of course. A brief notice in the London Gazette mentioned a change in the composition of the council of state, w'hich has at tended to certain crown business dur ing King George s illness. Mr. MacDonald has replaced Stanley Baldwin, and Sir John Sankey has succeeded Lord Hailsham, whom he re placed as lord chancellor. The other councilors of state are the same. Queen Marv, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of York and the Archlbishop of Can terbury. London Praises Move. The idea of Premier MacDonald’s visit to the United States has been accepted in London with nothing but praise, and on the part of the Con servative press with something of jeal ousy. These newspapers are now anx ious to inform the world that former Premier Stanley Baldwin had accepted such an offer shortly before he resigned from office. Nothing was heard in London of this intention until the idea that Premier MacDonald would go was broached. A good understanding with the United States would be of the first im portance to the Labor administration. HOMEFOLK HONOR PREMIER. Woman Constituents Tow MacDonald’* Car With Ropes From Station. ELGIN, Scotland, June 12 14*).— Ramsay MacDonald, Great Britain s new Labor prime minister, was given an en thusiastic welcome on his arrival here today. So eager were his woman constituents to do him honor that they attached ropes to the premier’s car and pulled it from the Lossiemouth railway station to the MacDonald home. The premier and his daughter Ishbel, who will be his official hostess, found the hillocks of their Lossiemouth home gayly decorated with bunting in their honor. OFFICIAL WASHINGTON STIRRED. MacDonald Would Be Welcome on Visit for Conference With Hoover. By the Associated Press. Official and diplomatic Washington has not been so stirred since the Wash ington arms conference over the pros pect of an international event as it was today over the possible visit of British Prime Minister MacDonald to the United States. Indications that Prime Minister Mac- Donald would be welcomed if he should come to Washington for a conference with President Hoover have been voiced in high administration and legislative circles. While there appeared at first to be a feeling of uncertainty, since no official confirmation of the' reported proposed trip had been received from London, Increasingly favorable reports from London that the visit was a cer talnty today caused doubt to be (Continued on Page 2, Column 6.) New Jaw Bone and Chin Given to Last Canadian War Soldier to Come Home By the Associated Press. LONDON, June 12.— MaJ. James Oil lies, the lest member of the Canadian Expeditionary Force‘to return to Can ada after the World War. was on his way home today, more than 10 years after the armistice. MaJ. Gillies, who came to the front from Regina, Saskatchewan, in 1914, left yesterday aboard the Galgaric equipped with a new Jaw. His own paw was shot away in October, 1918, in the fighting aroun-1 Cambrai. Th* mivgi' ol cJrOl of hi*- fomntv npmf L %\\t %UVL\m V v J V WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY JUNE 12, 1929-THIRTY-EIGHT PAGES. * 1 ADDED AGENTS SENT TO DETROIT FOR LIQUOR DRIVE Mobilization of Forces First Step in Lowman Plan Along Border. i ■ U. S. AND LOCAL OFFICERS PROBE YOUTH’S SHOOTING Patrol Inspector Released After Making Statement of Gun- Play Incident. By the Associated Press. DETROIT, June 12. —Archibald Eugster, 21, shot by Jonah Cox, a customs border patrol inspector, early Tuesday, died shortly before noon today. Cox declared today in a state ment to investigators that two of the youth’s companions were mem bers of a rum runner's boat he was guarding. By the Associated Press, DETROIT, Mich., June 12.—Two hundred additional agents reinforced prohibition *ffind customs forces in the Detroit area today. The agents were transferred from posts in every part of the United States. More than 50 of the number arrived yesterday and took up their posts with the customs border patrol and prohibi tion forces. Officials have declined to reveal the exact number of agents to be mobilized here. Reinforcement of the dry agencies is the first step in the Government's an nounced program to stem the tide of smuggled liquor from Canada. Decision to augment both land and water forces was announced in Washington last week. Details of the program were mapped out Monday at a conference here between Seymour Lowman, Assist ant Secretary of the Treasury; Dr. James M. Doran, national prohibition commissioner, and other authorities re sponsible for prohibition enforcement in the Detroit area. Investigate Shooting. Shooting of a 21-year-old youth early yesterday by Jonah Cox, customs bor der patrol inspector, while the latter was guarding a seized smuggler's speed boat, was the subject of Federal and local investigations today. The vouth, Archibald Eugster, was critically wounded. Gregory H. Frederick. assistant United States district attorney, is at tempting to determine whether the in spector was justified in firing several shots at Eugster and his companions. The youths claimed they were on a fish ing trip in a motor boat when they stopped to investigate shots along the shore of the River Rouge. Agent Released. According to their story, a man who wore customs officer's insignia shot and then challenged afterward. Cox de clares he already had ordered some men away from the boat he was guarding and believed he saw them returning. He said he challenged them and fired only when they disregarded his orders to halt. Cox was released after making a statement. With Eugster were Raymond Malicki, 21; Joseph Lakatos. 20, and Frank Cooper. Van H. Ring, assistant prosecutor, is conducting an investigation for the prosecuting attorney’s office. STATE WOULD TRY AGENT. INTERNATIONAL FALLS. Minn.. June 12 (4*). —The State of Minnesota indicated today through David Hurl burt. Koochiching County' attorney, it would resist efforts of the Federal Gov ernment to take from its hands the case of E. J. White, border patrolman, who killed Henry Virkula. White is held on a charge of second degree manslaughter, while a many sided investigation is under way by State and Federal authorities. Three reports were before authorities today, one holding the shooting of the Big Falls confectioner justified, another saying the killing was "unwarranted” and a third characterizing it as a "cul pably negligent act.” • "In most of these cases the Federal authorities succeed in taking the juris diction from the State court,” Hurlburt. said. "We will resist all such efforts in this case and fight it to the last. "If the court at the preliminary hear ing set for Monday holds that there is probable cause to bring him to trial the case will come up during the October term of the District Court. "I shall ask a grand Jury investiga tion at the proper time because White can only be tried under a grand jury indictment.” Hurlburt said he was satisfied the evidence in the case shows culpable negligence on the part of the customs patrolman. “This case is not only a case against a customs patrolman who did not use his head and acted without any kind of justification." he continued, “it is against an intolerable system employed by these men in the enforcement of prohibition. The anger of the people of this community is directed against the system rather than against an In dividual. They do not want to be sub jected to possible assassination when they travel on their own roads. “They will insist that this system, through the case of the State against White, be put on trial in our own courts ” Border patrolmen, in a report to the customs office at Duluth, held that White was justified when he opened fire on Vlrkula’s car as the latter drove along the highway with his wile and two children. Henry A. Roberts, special agent for the Treasury Department, reported his belief that the shooting was "wholly unjustified and unwarranted." and County Attorney Hurlburt called It a "culpably negligent act." sake, MaJ. H. D. Gillies, was chiefly responsible for his recovery. Forty-four operations were performed. "These wonderful surgeons have given me a new Jaw bone," he said be fore his departure. "Everything is new, for nothing was left below my lip. i am grateful from the bottom of my heart. "My new chin, however, grafted from other parts of my body, is very sensi tive to cold and I shall not be able to go through a Winter in Canada. I therefore shall return to England In six months’ time.” THOSE PAINFUL TARIFF REVISION BOILS! AHRENBERG DELAYS GREENLAND FLIGHT Cooler Is Taken From Plane to Be Repaired as Three i | Attempts Fail. By the Associated Press. REYKJAVIK, Iceland, June 12.—The cooler was taken from the engine of the Swedish transatlantic airplane Sverige after her return from a trial flight this morning. Mechanics brought it ashore, saying that it was possible to repair the cooler j here and that they could finish the re- j pairs today. Capt. Albin Ahrenberg i was informed, however, that the weather i outlook toward Greenland was unfavor able. Postponement of the departure of the Swedish aviators on the third lap of their flight from Stockholm to New York until tomorrow was expected. The i cooler caused grrst trouble to the flyers | in their three attempts to get away to I Greenland yesterday. They said they had to adopt the expedient of pouring 1 coffee into the cooler when returning 1 from their last attempt. 'Capt. Ahrenberg made a trial 1 flight this morning testing repairs made I after his arrival here irom a forced landing at Skaptaros late Sunday. When the Swedish airmen took off. it was first thought they were headed for Greenland, but the flyers soon came back. Carries 18 Hours' Fuel. Capt. Ahrenberg had planned to start for Ivlgtut some time during the day. He will carry enough fuel for 18 hours, although the hop to Greenland should take only between 9 and 10 hours. Between 800 and 900 miles flying lay ahead of the Swedish airmen, most of it over ice and water, but part of it over ice and land. In the Denmark Strait, which lies between Iceland and Green land. there Is much Ice this season, which has been brought down from Cape Farewell. This, however, should not Impede Capt. Ahrenberg If he should have to alight on the water, since there is plenty of room between the big Icebergs. A landing on the inland Ice would be vastly more dangerous, with the prob ability that the pontoons would be splintered. F.xpecled to Follow Coast. It was uncertain here just what land ing facilities Ivigtut, afforded. Since Capt. Ahrenberg doubtless was quite aware of the danger to his machine in landing on the inland Ice, It was as sumed here he would follow the coast line. I Three attempts yesterday of Capt. I Ahrenberg and his two companions, to get their Junkers seaplane on its way to Greenland and America failed, the plane being forced each time to return 1 to the harbor here. • The last return was shortly after 6 | o’clock last evening, two hours after j Its third take-off during the day. A leaky gas line developed when only a short way out over the Denmark Strait, necessitating repairs which could not be made in the air. Landing, Capt. Ahrenberg took a mandolin and played popular Swedish tunes, his companions singing with j (Continued on Page 2, Column 6.j j PRESIDENT APPROVES COL. ENOCHS’RETIREMENT | Effective August 7 and Will Auto | matically Dispose of Court- Martial. 1 By the Associated Press. President Hoover, as Commander-in- ; Chief of the Army, today approved the retirement of Col. Berkeley Enochs, for-. mer chief of staff of the 2d Corps Area, against whom charges of insubordlna- ■ 1 tion and disrespect had been preferred, j Enochs was relieved of duty after j I charges were preferred by Maj. Gen.. Hanson E. Ely. commander of the 2d : Corps Area. The colonel then applied I for retirement, which was recommended | to the President by Secretary Good. I The retirement is effective August 7 i and will automatically dispose of the j court-marshal which was ordered j against Enoch* on the basis of Ely's; charge*. ______________________ j . 1 ! Bank Statements Washington clearing house, $5,277,- ' 555.65. * f Treasury balance, $86,005,870.53. , New York clearing house exchange, ' $1,280,000,000. New York clearing house balance, \ $158,000,000. ► [ .State News, Pages 6 and 7 ? OLSEN CONTINUES RACE. f Leaves for Japan in Around-the- World Contest. SEATTLE. Wash.. June 12 <&). — Charles Olsen of New York sails for Japan today in his race around the I world against Raffaele Malullarl, Bronx iceman. Olsen arrived here yesterday by airplane from Oakland. Calif. Maiullari started east from New York, May 22, and is in Japan. DOUSE DELIVERS RECESS ULTIMATUM Leaders Will Oppose All but Three-Day Vacations Un less Tariff Vote Is Set. / House leaders today delivered an ul timatum against any recess this Sum mer. except for periods of three days at a time, unless the Senate agrees to a j definite time for a vote in the Fall on the tariff bill. The House declaration threw the pro ' gram of the Senate Republican leaders I completely out of line and threatened i to keep both the Senate and the House I here throughout the Summer, while the | Senate finance committee toils away on s revision of the House tariff bill pre -1 paratory to Senate consideration of it. Senate leaders had abandoned plans for an all-Summer recess early this week after Senate Democrats decided against agreeing to a definite time to vote on the tariff bill. The Democrats, however, did give informal assurance that they would permit the tariff bill to be enaetpd before the regular session opens in December, and upon this Senate leaders were preparing to get away next week until August.. The decision of the House leadership, however, has upset this plan. Jones Voices Protest. Meanwhile vigorous opposition to a long recess was voiced on the floor of the Senate by Senator Jones, Re publican. of Washington, assistant floor leader, who declared it is the duty of Congress to dispose of the tariff bill without delay. "From a political standpoint,” Sen ator Jones said, "our Democratic friends mieht have this bill enacted into law just as close to the next election as possible. They might be pleased to have the people pass upon it before it has time 10 demonstrate its efficiency. I could not blame them for this, but I am not in favor of our co-operating with them in delaying it. Let us this bill before the Senate as soon as possible, and if there is any unneces sary delay the people will know where to put the blame. “I cannot refrain from commending the attitude of our Democratic friends toward the business of the Senate. In stead of being partisan and obstructive, it is patriotic and helpful. They had a conference yesterday morning. They are going to cause no unnecessary de lay. They want to see the business of the session done promptly.” Senator Jones said this attitude on the part of the minority would wipe out any thought of delay on the part, of the majority and "spur us to earnest, energetic and prompt consideration of the problem before us,” Cites Records. I Senator Jones cited some records to I show that it has not been the custom of i the Senate in the past to take long ! Summer recesses when tariff bills have 1 been pending. The Senator said there seems to be an effort on foot to con nect the President with various plans , for a recess. He referred to the report of a recess until September and a vote on the tariff bill in November. With regard to this proposal. Senator Jones declared: "I do not pretend to quote the Presi dent or to speak for him, but I assert | that such an arrangement has not been , assented to by him, is not agreeable to ! him, and on the contrary, is against | his desires, and if carried out, will be j done solely on the responsibility of Con ! gress. If the Presdent has assented to I any recess until September, in my judg i ment, such assent has been given on I conditions that have not been made j known by those seeking to arrange for this recess. I assert that in my judg- I ment the President has not assented ! to any recess and would not assent to j any recess that would put off a vote j on the tariff bill in the Senate beyond i September 1.” MRS. CAMERON WINS. j ! Shoots 78 at Chevy Chase Course to Win Trophy. Mrs. L. O. Cameron, shooting a re markable gross 78 for the Chevy Chase course, today defeated Mrs. Frank Keefer in the play for the silver coffee service presented by the former Siamese Minister. It must be won twice for possession. • Mrs. Keefer had a fine round of 89, but was unable to match Mrs. Camer on's unusual golf. Each player ha* a club handicap rating of 8. OIL CONSERVATION CODE STILL SOUGHT Conference, Weary From At tacks on Hoover Program, Resumes Study. By the Associated Press. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June | 12.—The governors’ conference consid ering oil conservation, weary from two days of bombardment of President Hoo ver’s order barring oil prospectors from Government lands, today was divided into small groups, each trying to clear a trail to the ultimate object, an inter state compact which would control pro ' duction. Most important of the groups, the delegations from Texas, Oklahoma and California, gathered around the break fast table with Chairman Mark L. i Requa to enjoy tender lamb chops and ! at the same time try to mentally digest I the far tougher subject of just what j the big three of tha oil-producing States i can do toward bringing about a com | pact. Governors Seek Solution. Governors of four States also were conferring in an effort to bring back to a general meeting later in the day some program or policy to which the conference could pledge itself. The gov ernors were Emerson of Wyoming, Erickson of Montana, Adams of Colo rado and Reed of Kansas. In another part of town independent operators, who had presented their views on the compact as being un favorable unless it limited import of foreign crude, were discussing their next move and perfecting new organizations. Although the storm which the rep resentatives from the Rocky Mountain States raised against the Hoover order apparently had spent its force, there were still distant, but definite, rumblings which indicated that it might return. Several of the delegations were in ses sion today discussing the advisability of again trying to put the conference on record on the subject. Each effort had been stopped by Chairman Requa refusing to entertain a resolution con demning the order and another one died from a lark of momentum just before yesterday’s adjournment of the general meeting. Program Expected Eventually. The tapering down of the conference from the rough-and-tumble general sessions of the first two days into the small groups of today, was viewed by Chairman Requa and other dominant figures of the meeting as increasing the chances of adoption of a program which in two or three years may result in more orderly development of the Nation’s oil lands. Many of the big oil operators who at tended the general sessions left today for their homes, the trimming down of the conference to include only the offl claliy appointed representatives of the (Continued on Page 2, Column 1.) ■ - GUAM PAYS TRIBUTE TO RETIRING GOVERNOR School Children Strew Road With Flowers as Capt. and Mrs. Shapley Leaves for Pier. By the Associated Press. GUAM, June 12.—Capt. L. S. Shap ley was relieved yesterday by Comdr. W. W. Bradley as governor of Guam and commandant of the naval station here. The Guam militia and school children took part in the greatest ovation ever given a departing governor. The chil dren lined both sides of the road from Agana to Pitl, throwing flowers, waving flags and cheering as the governor and Mrs. Shapley left for the pier. Both were deeply affected by the farewell. \ Capt. Shapley had been governor of Guam since April 8, 1926. What Is the State of Uncle Sam’s Purse? You can find out by reading a series of articles on “The State of the Treasury” by Frederic J. Haskin which will begin tomorrow and continue daily in The Star until completed. Do Not Miss This Series t **From Press to Home Within the Hour ” The Star’s carrier system covers every city block and the regular edi tion is delivered to Washington homes as fast as the papers are printed. Yeiterday’s Circulation, 107,380 OP) Mean* Associated Press. DEBENTURE PLAN ! DEFEAT LOOMS AS HOUSE VOTE NEARS I Loss of Measure by Majority of 100 Is Forecast by Leader. BROOKHART TAKES RAP AT PRESIDENT’S ATTITUDE | Republicans Expect to Gsin Sup port of Democratic Con gressmen. BY G. GOULD LINCOLN. Defeat of the debenture clause in the farm bill loomed today as the Republic an leaders of the House laid plans for taking a vote on it tomorrow. The Republican leaders expect to gain as many Democratic votes against the debenture clause as they will lose Republican votes for it. Prediction was made today by a farm State Republic an leader that debenture would lose in the House by approximately a hun dred votes. If such is the case the insistence of the Senate on this amend ment to the farm bill is expected to end. Senator Brookhart of lowa. insurgent Republican, delivered a vitriolic attack upon President Hoover in the Senate today, because of Mr. Hoover’s opposi tion to the debenture. The lowa Sena tor took himself clear off the reserva tion and demanded the organization of a progressive party, if the debenture should be vetoed, with the candidates In the field for Congress and for President in 1932. Many Members Absent. The House adjourned almost imme diately after it assembled today. Not a few of its members are out of the city and hurry calls are being sent urging them to return for the vote tomorrow on the debenture. The House leaders have stood out against taking a direct vote on debenture in the past. They are waiving their scruples, how ever, in order to bring about final action on the farm bill. The defeat of the conference report in the Senate yesterday by a vote of 46 to 43 and the request of the Senate for a further conference on the farm bill, Including the debenture, has made Jt necessary (Continued on Page 6, Column 3.) GRAUSTEIN DENIES POWER FIRM LOANS Says Power Company Did Not Render Financial Aid in Buying Newspapers. By the Associated Press. The International Paper & Power Co. was declared by Archibald R. Graustein, its president, in a letter placed today in the record of the Federal Trade Com mission, to have rendered no financial assistance to the International Paper Co. in the latter concern’s investments in 13 newspapers in various sections of the country. The letter of Graustein, which was written June 1 in reply to a communi cation of Robert E. Healy, chief com mission counsel, was among a number of exhibits placed in the record at to day's session, before which no witnesses appeared. Another exhibit was % letter from C. G. Abbot, director of the Smithsonian Institution, in which he said only 15 of the 1,147 publications of the insti tution during the last 10 years “have been paid for by outside parties.” Dr. Ab bot's letter was in reply to testimony of S. S. Wyer of Columbus, Ohio, consult ing engineer, who had declared that most of the Smithsonian’s publications were financed by outside interests whom he described as "economic Santa Clauses.” Denies Power Financing. j In his letter to Healy, Graustein de ! dared "all our investments (news papers) have been made by Internation al Paper Co. or its affiliated companies.” The letter added “that the Internation al Paper & Power Co. has not assisted in their financing at all and has no interest in them other than through the International Paper Co.” A report from the National Electric Light Association which had been re quested by the commission in con nection with that organization’s pay ments to professors in colleges and universities throughout the United States also was inserted in the record as an exhibit. The names of 18 pro fessors were listed by the N. E. L. A. as having received varying sums either for expenses in attending meetings or as payments for research work on utilities problems. The exhibits listed the professors as: John T. Madden. New York University; C. O. Ruggles, Ohio State University; R. E. Heilman, and Richard T. Ely, both of Northwestern University; A. E. White, Michigan (University; A. E. Patton. Illinois University; C. F. Scott, Yale: T. J. Grayson, Pennsylvania Uni versity; C. A. Lory, Colorado Agricul tural College: Eloise Davison, A. i Marston and F. D. Paine, all of lowa i State College; A. A. Potter, Purdue; 1 (Continued on Page 2, Column 4.) j TWO CENTS.„ SENATE APPROVES FUND TO PURCHASE CIVIC CENTER SITE Resolution Carrying Appropri ation of $3,000,000 Sent to Hoover for Signature. HOUSE ACTION RATIFIED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT District Surplus Is Made Available for Early Start on Munici pal Project. An early start on purchase of th area north of Pennsylvania avenue for the development of a municipal center to take care of the needs of the District government for office space was assured today when the Senate passed a resolution making $3,000,000 of the District’s surplus available for this purpose. The resolution has passed the House, and its approval by the Senate this afternoon sends it to the President for his signature. Blease Had Asked Delay. The Senate ratified the action of the House by unanimous consent, after Chairman Warren of the appropriations committee had explained that there was no longer any objection to its considera tion. When the resolution was first taken up last Saturday Senator Blease, Democrat, of South Carolina, asked that the question be delayed until Monday. When Senator Warren called it up to day Senator Blease made no objection. Senators King, Democrat, of Utah, and McKellar, Democrat, of Tennessee, asked Senator Warren several questions regarding the nature of the proposal. Senator Warren explained that this appropriation of $3,000,000 will be taken entirely from surplus revenues of the District Government already in the Treasury. The municipal center project calls for the acquisition of the squares bounded by Pennsylvania avenue, Louisiana avenue. Third and Sixth streets, in which to lay out a group of buildings to accommodate the several municipal agencies which are being forced to move from the south side of the Avenue to make way for the Federal Government’s building program. There also will be In the municipal center group a court building to take care of the Juvenile, Municipal and Police Courts, which are in need of better facilitiea. Harmonize With Federal Projects. It is proposed to design the munici pal center group along architectural lines that will harmonize with the Federal development south of Pennsyl vania avenue. The municipal buildings will be grouped on both sides of John Marshall place, which will be given special treatment in the landscape treatment of the surroundings. The enabling act for the municipal center project was passed by the last Congress, but that measure did not make any funds available. The pur pose of putting through this resolu tion was to hasten the beginning of negotiations to acquire the area. It has been pointed out that there is a possibility the District could use temporarily some of the buildings al ready existing in this area to take care of municipal agencies that have to move in the near future. BOTH SIDES DISCREET OVER MARK QUESTION German and Belgian Representa tives to Negotiate After Exchange of Views. By the Associated Press. BRUSSELS, June 12. —Great discre tion is being observed in Belgian and German quarters here regarding tomor row’s opening negotiations on the German mark settlement which were preceded by an exchange of diplomatic views. The Belgians have demanded 37 an nuities of 25,000,000 marks each (about $6,000,000 a year) as payment for the German marks left in Belgium after the war and which subsequently became worthless. In agreeing to sign the recent reparations settlement, the Bel gians made the stipulation that the settlement would not go into effect until the marks problem was finally arranged. It is believed here that immediate evacuation of the Rhineland is likely to be pressed by the German repre sentative, Dr. Ritter. The Belgians have declared that they will admit of no further reductions in their claims and consequently, it is thought Dr. Ritter may try to obtain economic concessions. FLOODS SWEEP RUMANIA. Sixteen Persons Drowned in Swi nesch District, Transylvania. BUCHAREST, Rumania. June 12 OP). —Sixteen persons were drowned in a torrent which swept over the Swinesch district of Transylvania during the night. Wide areas of farm lands were inun dated and thousands of cattle were j drowned, extensive property damage l being caused. I The frightened population fled to the , mountain sides to escape the risirv j waters. Torrents from swollen moun j tain streams continued and further los.- of life and. property damage was ex- I pected. TREASURER SHOT DOWN. Church Carnival Official Killed in Chicago by Gunmen. CHICAGO. June 12 UP).— Men in an automobile shot and killed Benjamin Pfluger, 30. treasurer of a church car nival, early today. Pfluger’s companion, Mrs. Mary Petty, escaped the revolver fire from the curtained car and ob tained the license number. The license had been issued to the Midwest Garage Owners’ Association, an organization which has been men tioned in previous Chicago shootings. Mrs. Petty said she hekrd a voice from the automobile say, “that’s him,” then the firing began.