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(tT. 8. Weather Bureau Forecast.* Fair and continued cool, with lowest temperature about 45 degrees tonight: tomorrow Increasing cloudiness with slowly rising temperature. Temperatures—Highest, 67, at 3:30 p.m. yesterday; lowest. 45. at 6 a.m. today. Full report on page 9. Closing N. Y. Markets, Pages 14 and 15 ■v' - Q1 IQ7 JNO. FRANCE MAY BALK AT ENTERING NAVAL REDUCTION PARLEY Participation, Even if Decided Upon, Might Be Limited to Inconclusive Role. STIFFENING OF OPINION AGAINST MEETING SEEN j Tears Expressed That TJ. S.-Anglo Accord Will Be Mainly to Their Own Advantage. B? the Associated Press. PARIS, September 19. —If the opinion expressed in the well informed after noon newspaper Le Temps today proves j to be the official French view, France may never participate in the projected ! live-power naval conference except to | discuss naval principles which would j be embodied in a later general disarma- 1 intuit treaty at Geneva. This Influential newspaper, close to! the Quai D'Orsa.v, asserts that just as j any Anglo-American naval accord can j only be tentative, so by the same token j any five-power agreement would be. I French apprehension regarding the j character of the prospective accord is j increasing to such an extent as to con- j stitute a real threat to the complete j success not only of the preliminary j agreement between the United States; and Great Britain, but of the larger j issue of a general move for reduction cf armament. Fears Widely Stated. French fears voiced on public plat- i forms, in the press and by authorita-! five circles are echoed from other parts cf the continent, chiefly Geneva. From Germany has come full-hearted ap proval of the trend of affairs regarding armaments, but French spokesmen inti mate lesser continental powers share concern regarding developments which It is feared might be beneficial to former enemy nations of the World War or which would, by means of a far-reaeh ing Anglo-American political entente, strengthen British political power in Europe and other parts of the world, at the expense of legitimate French de velopment as a great world power. French observers are watching Gen eva as closely as London and Wash ington for moves likely to work out unfavorably for France. One is seen in Viscount Cecil’s proposal before the League of Nations that the question of trained army reserves, always a deli cate point on the continent, must be ultimately considered in the general disarmament scheme. In forceful language the Temps asks exactly what America and Britain are driving at in the proposed naval ac cord. Some Confusion Seen. The disarmament situation is devel oping in confusion, says the newspaper, and the Labor government intends giving an entirely different character to the general foreign policy of Great Britain. Similar alarm was expressed by the newspaper L’lntransigeant, which char acterized Lord Robert Cecil's move at Geneva to reopen the question of limi tation of trained army reserves as a bold effort to weaken French national defense. “On the sea there is an Anglo-Saxon supremacy which it is now planned to render legal and definitive. But cn land England desires an anarchy which ! will permit her to reign supreme I though dividing others,” says L’ln transigeant. Supports French View. The French view is enthusiastically supported by the Journal de Geneve, which goes so far as to express doubt whether a five-power conference will take place, saying it is not at all sure that France and Ttaly, which refused to participate in the 1927 Geneva don ference, will agree to be represented. The Geneva paper says that in France, and no doubt in Italy and Japan, Great Britain and America in expressing the desire to eliminate submarines from naval armaments are trying to reach an agreement at the exDense of their partners From Germany, as indicated by the semi-official Diplomatische Politische Korrespondenz. the opposite view is ex pressed: “the remaining difference be tween the two Anglo-Saxon powers need not be regarded too seriously,” says the newspaper. "Complete security, how ever, lies only in complete disarmament. The governments and the press should do their utmost to convince their peo- j pies of this fact. America and Great j Britain have set an example.” POTTERY PLANT BURNS. ! $125,000 Loss by Fulper Company.' Oldest Firm of Kind in U. S. FLEMINGTON. N. J., September 19 UP). —The cmtury-old plant of the Fulper Pottery Co., said to be the oldest con cern of Its kind In the United States, was destroyed by fire today. The flames consumed five buildings, machinery, records, and patterns for art pottery of great value. The loss was estimated; at *125.000. The company has another plant in' Flemmgton and a third in Trenton.! It was founded in 1805 by Abram Fulper j for the manufacture of stone ware. | Later the factory was devoted to the! making of art ware, while the more common utensils were made at the other plants. BRITAIN SIGNS CLAUSE. Compulsory Jurisdiction of World Court Recognized by Act. GENEVA, September 19 (*>).—Great Britain’s signature was officially affixed to the optional clause of The Hague Permanent Court of International Jus tice by Foreign Secretary Arthur Henderson this afternoon. Delegates of India, South Africa and New Zealand also signed the clause, which recognizes the compulsory jurisdiction of the court. Mine Fire Kills Foreman. BELLAIRE. Ohio, September 19 OP). —Lawrence Lurch, a foreman, was killed and three other persons were overcome by smoka when fire of un known origin broke out today In the Powhatan Mining Co. mine, the largest in the State. More than 500 m’ners were prevented from entering the mine while fire-fighting crews fought to subdue the underground blaze. R* •* * Entered as second class matter post office. Washington. I"). C. Coolidge - Trumbull Wedding to Be Told In Picture and Words , Requests Cause Governor To Place Picturization With Representative. By the Associated Press. PLAINVILLE, Conn.. September 19. The story of the marriage on Monday of Miss Florence Trumbull, daughter of Gov. John H. Trumbull, to Maj. John Coolidge will be told in pictures as well as words. So many requests for permission to attend the church service and the re ception for the purpose of taking plc ; tures have been received that the gov ernor has placed the details of pic- I turizat'on with a personal representa ' tive. Mrs. Trumbull, has followed the same plan In having arrangements made for giving out advance informa tion regarding the wedding plans. Mrs. Trumbull had desired that the wedding of her elder daughter might be “a quiet family affair.” instead, she has found herself in a bewildering in rush of requests for interviews and for i information about the arrangements With the decision of the governor and herself to have whatever publicity is I sought looked after by their representa | lives they are hopeful that the family ) atmosphere of the wedding will be pre | served, the guests at the church serv- I ice at 4 p m. will be about 65 in num j ber. of whom many will be members! I of the Immediate families of the bridali I couple. The number at the reception on the lawn of the executive home will | be somewhat larger, possibly about 100 And efforts will be made to see that no ! uninvited person Is present. BRITISH ARMY CUT : PLAN STIRS FRANCE Sharp Debate Flares at Ge neva Over Issue of Trained Reserves. By the Associated Press. GENEVA. September 19 —Sharp con flict of opinion flared up In the League of Nations disarmament committee to-! day when the British delegation moved j to reopen the question of considering trained army reserves in seeking the basis for general disarmament. Lord Cecil presented the British pro- I posals and was supported by the Ger- 1 man delegation, but encountered quick j opposition from the delegations of France, Italy and Japan. Lord Cecil described the question of disarmament as the corner stone of the edifice of world peace, and insisted that limitation of land forces, both per sonnel and material, especially ma terial. was the most important part of the disarmament problems. French Resist Move. Rene Massigli. French delegate, de fended the position that the question of trained land reserves had been defi nitely set aside at the last Spring meet ing of the preparatory commission, and pleaded that it was unwise to discuss the subject of military forces while the Anglo-American naval discussions were proceeding. France, said Massigli. regarded It; rather unfair of Great Britain to re open the trained reserves question after the declaration by Lord Cushendun at the Spring meeting, agreeing with Hugh i S. Gibson, the American member, that ! this must be left for settlement by the j continental powers. British May Be Beaten. The youthful French spokesman de- ! plored that a change of government in Great Britain should result In a change of policy and suggested that at some time In the future tnere might be an other change of government in Great Britain and another British delegation might be found to carry different sug gestions. The debate was adjourned this after noon until tomorrow without a vote be ing reached. It was understood that Lord Cecil and his colleagues hoped only to make Great Britain’s change of attitude clear and to leave her hands free to press consideration of the lim itation of military forces and stores. The ultimate defeat in the committee of the British resolution is generally fore cast. Text of Resolution. The resolution reads: “The Assembly, being convinced that a progressive and general reduction of armaments is urgently needed through out the world, expresses its hope that I the preparatory commission will finish I its labors at the earliest possible mo ment and considers that in completing i a draft disarmament convention it I should consider how far the following | principles have been or ought to be adopted: “(a) Application of the same princi ple to reduction of limitation of per sonnel and material, whether of land, sea or air forces. “(b) Limitation of strength of a force whether by limiting its numbers, or period of training, or both. “(c) Limitation of material either di rectly by enumeration, or indirectly by | budgetary limitation, or both methods. I (Continued on Page 2, Column 5.) U. S. EXACTS TWO YEARS’ SERVICE OF FLYING SCHOOL GRADUATES Radical Departure at Kelly Field Due to Shortage of Nearly 300 Officers in Air Corps. By ths Associated Press. A shortage of nearly 300 flying offi cers In the Army Air Corps, under the five-year expansion program, has caused the War Department to issue regula tions requiring graduates of the Ad vanced Flying School at Kelly Field, Tex., to remain in service two years. This drastic departure from the pre vious practice of permitting graduates either to continue in the military serv ice or enter the commercial field was considered necessary to assure comple tion of the program, which calls for 1.650 Regular and 550 Reserve officers by June 30, 1932. The great demand for Army-trained aviators in commercial flying and the comparative scarify of cadets who graduate from the rigid course have brought about an acute situation in the Army pregram at the ffid of its %X\ ettma Skf. J V WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION \^/ WASHINGTON, 1). C„ THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10. 1929-SIXTY PAGES. ** TEXTILE FLOGGERS ORDERED ARRESTED BY GOV. GARDNER Carolina Prosecutor Told to Make “Diligent Search” for Band Members. SPECIAL COUNSELLOR NOW IN KINGS MOUNTAIN Baltimore Victim of Lashers Un able to Give Good Description of Assailants. Bv the Associated Press. KINGS MOUNTAIN, N. C.. Septem ber 19. —Four separate investigations of the flogging of Cleo Tesenair of Balti more, organizer for the National Textile Workers’ Union, and dynamiting of a platform used by union speakers, latest of many acts of violence accompanying strikes in North Carolina textile centers, were in progress today. The flogging was the second within 10 days, three union members having been kidnaped and one of them lashed by a mob early last week. Gov. O. Max Gardner sent his execu- | tive councilor, N. A. Townsend, here to make an Inquiry and also requested L. S. Spurling. solicitor of the district, to make “a diligent search and prosecu tion” in the flogging and dynamiting : here. Sheriff Irvin M. Allen of Cleve land County launched an Investigation yesterday. Sheriff J. F. Wright of Gaffney, S. C., also began an investigation upon evi dence that Tesenair was carried across the State line into South Carolina be fore the actual flogging. Officers ad mitted there were no definite clues to the Identity of Tesenairs assailant*. Brief Description. The union organizer could give but a brief description of the three men who, | he said, took him from his home in the Bonnie Mill village shortly after mid- J night, carried him across the State line and flogged him. i Cleveland County officers expressed ' belief that the destruction of the union speaking stand was not the work of the same men who kidnaped Tesenair. It • ! was destroyed by an explosion, which j shook Kings Mountain about 20 minutes after the time Tesenair said he was taken from his home, and officers said there was no evidence a time fuse had been set. The platform was on a lot rented by the union and used as a meeting place. STRIKE VOTE IS ORDERED. Tennessee Union Claims Unfair Work ing Conditions at Rayon Plants. ELIZABETHTON, Tenn., September 19 <£*). —A vote on a proposal to strike will be taken next Monday night by the Elizabethton Textile Workers’ Union, unless differences of the union with the American Bemberg and Glanzstoff rayon mills, which the union charged with maintaining unfair working conditions , and discrimination against former strikers, are settled by that time. After voicing an appeal for interven tion of the United States Department of Labor in the dispute, a mass meeting of union members voted unanimously i last night to decide finallv Monday whether a walkout will oe called. The local union set. forth to the De partment of Labor its claim that the textile corporation has not fulfilled the agreement which ended last Spring’s strike and that “the Government, should see to it that the company honors the agreement.” The mill officials have issued r. state ment denying the contentions of the unionists and asserting they were unin terested in the accusations of “outside organizations.” CHANGE OF VENIRE ORDERED. Carolina Rioting Caae Jury Is Hard to Obtain in Marlon. MARION. N. C„ September 19 UP).— Special venire, from another county, 75 in number, from w’hich an effort will be made to select a jury to try Alfred L. Hoffman. Southern organizer for the United Textile Workers of America, and five union members charged with riot ing and rebellion against the State, was summoned to appear in Superior Court here today. Judge John Harwood ordered the change of venire yesterday, after deny ing another defense motion which sought a continuance in the case. Hoffman and 59 union members were indicted Monday on the rioting charges after the grand jury had heard details of a clash August 31 between sheriff’s officers and strikers from two textile mills. The officers were stoned and driven from the Clinchfleld Mill village. So far only the cases against Hoff man. Lawrence Hogan, J. Hugh Wall. Wess Fowler. Will Russell and Dell Lewis have been called. The strikes wnich precipitated (he disorders were settled last week. In announcing the new policy, the War Department said it had no desire i Jo compete with civilian flying schools I providing pilots for commercial avia tion. It also recognizes that the better grade flying schools, patterned after the • Army schools, will form a great reser , voir from which trained pilots may be drawn in event of future wars, and be lieves they should be given encourage • ment by the knowledge that their i graduates will face no serious comoeti ■ lion from flyers who obtained • their i training at Government expense. The War Department takes the posi ■ lion it should be entitled to some serv ice from graduates after training them, particularly in view of the limited funds I provided for this purpose. Under the > new regulations, cadets will enlist for a period of three years, one of which will ; be devoted to training at flying schools > and the remainder to active duty as nr Reserve officers with the « t IWvOnent. IN T!IF. DEMOCRATIC POULTRY YARD. PLAN TO USE SUGAR TO CUT WINE “KICK” Government Officials Report ed Probing Into California Grape Situation. Medicine with a grape wine base in all probability will be further adulter ated by harmless Ingredients, probably j sugar, to make them perfectly safe as , medicine, but v.-drinkable as alcoholic liquor. This development loomed today as a result of the protracted study of the grape situation in California made by Prohibition Commissioner James M. Doran and his experts, who found cer tain abuses and violations of the prohi bition law. The old-fashioned theory that some sugar is mighty sweet, but too much will make you mighty sick, thus will likely be brought to the aid of the Gov ernment In further enforcing the law. Just how this will be brought about has not been definitely determined, but it is known that the matter is receiv- i lng serious consideration of both the Government and the manufacturers of grape wine base medicine, and some definite procedure will develop shortly. Other ingredients besides sugar have been considered as possibilities In the j campaign to stop drinking of medicine ; for the "kick” there is in it, but sugar j appears to have been decided upon as the most successful. An overdose of sugar is known to have most definite and unwelcome effects, CHILD KILLS HIMSELF BY ACCIDENTAL SHOT 5-Year-Old Alexandria Boy Was Playing Alone in Room—ln quest to Be Held. Special Dispatch to The Star. ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 19. Otis Caporaletti, 5-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Caporaletti, acci dentally shot and killed himself here this morning while at play in a back room on the second floor of his parents' home at 418 North Fayette street. A few moments before the shooting the boy had gone into the room of his uncle, Alle Caporaletti, and was playing on the floor when last seen by his mother. A few moments later the mother heard a report and ran into the rear room, where her son was lying on the floor with blood gushing from his mouth. The gun was held in the child's right hand, while a .38 caliber bullet had entered the child’s face near the nose, passing through the head and lodged in the wall. Dr. O. A. Ryder was summoned and pronounced the boy dead. Dr. T. Marshall Jones, city coroner, will hold an inquest here late today or tomorrow. The child is survived by his parents, one brother. Victor, 3 years old, and a sister, Estelle, 6. Earlier in the morning the mother had refused the child permission to plav in the back yard, fearing that the cold with which the child was suffering might develop into pneumonia. FIND CANCELED CHECKS IN GOTHAM BANK PROBE Officials Say $12,000 in Vouchers Made Payable to Chairman of Defunct Firm. By th* Associtted Press. NEW YORK, September 19.—Dis covery by officials of about a dozen canceled checks for SI,OOO each pay able to General Sessions Judge Francis X Mancuso, who was chairman of the Defunct City Trust Co., and signed by F. M. Ferrari, late president of the bank, was revealed today. The checks were dated in 1927 and 1928 and were found in a safe deposit box in the Atlantic State Bank, a Brooklyn branch of the City Trust. The deposit box was one of two in the Brooklyn bank controlled by George Zinitl, former vice president of the City Trust, who has turned State’s evidence in the investigation of the City Trust aff The safe deposit box also contained other checks made out to "rash” and signed by Ferrari, the dates and amounts corresponding, it was said | with payments it has been testified: were made by Ferrari to Frank Warder. | former State bank superintendent, who ■ is under tndictmentdn connection with the City Trust fsUitl*, Truckman, Father Os 24 Children, Drops Dead in Ohio By the Associated Presa. ALLIANCE. Ohio, September 19. —Mike C-oodren. 75. Alliance truck driver and father of 24 children, dropped dead here last night. Goodren. married twice, was the father of 23 children by his first wife and 1 by his second. The second wife also is the mother of 9 other children by another marriage, making a total of 33 children in the family. TWO PERSONS KURT IN BUS ACCIDENT Machine Crashes Into Tele phone Pole in Attempt to Avoid Collision. Special Dispatch to The Star. BALTIMORE, September 19.—Twoj persons were treated at a hospital here j and several others reported bruised to- , day when a Washington-Baltimore- ; bound bus left the Washington Boule- ' vard in attempting to avoid a collision j | near Waterloo and crashed into a tele graph pole. Immediately after impact some of the bus' 20 pasengers broke windows in es caping from the vehicle, Louis Wilcox. 65 years old, one of the Injured, brought to the University Hospital, said. No one was reported seriously njit. Miss Lillian Shaw, 30 years old, of Elkridge. Md.. was treated at St. Agnes’ Hospital. Miss Shaw told the police that she was waiting at Waterloo for the Baltimore-bound bus when suddenly I the big intercity vehicle struck and knocked her in a field. A passing motor ist picked her up and took her to the hospital, where she was treated for shock, a possible fracture of the wrist and cuts and bruises about the legs. She remained at the hospital for further ob servation. The other persons reported hurt did not require hospital attention, it was said, and continued to Baltimore in another bus. The accident, it Is reported, was caused by a Washington-bound motorist swerving sharply toward the bus, caus ing the driver to swing his heavy ma chine toward the edge of the road where Miss Shaw was standing. The bus hit the telegraph pole with considerable force and was knocked partly into a 5-foot ditch alongside the road. Passengers then began to scram ble from the damaged bus and aided those who were injured. Mr. Wilcox was injured when he was thrown up against a seat in the bus, he said. His home is in St. Louis. - ■■ • 1,200 HARMONICAS BLARE Pennsylvania State Freshmen in First Foot Ball Band Practice. STATE COLLEGE, Pa., September 19 (/P) —what Ls planned to be the "world's largest harmonica band” swung into action today when each of 1,200 fresh men at Pennsylvania State College tuned up a mouth organ and ran up the scale to set a new style in “Col legiana Musicana.” The mouth organs blared out in the college auditorium in the first practice gathering today. When the first home foot ball game is played here, Septem ber 28, the freshman's harmonica I band will give its first public concert. If the band is a success it is planned to use it to relieve the saxophone and its relatives from some of the respon sibility hitherto Invested in them for musical encouragements of athletes. PLANECRASH HURTS 3. MIAMI. Fla., September 19 (A*). — Three crew members were hurt when a large amphibian plane of the Pan- American Airways crashed In taking off from the airport here today. Edgar Fatrouse, radio operator, suffered a broken arm and possible internal In juries. The others were not badly hurt. The plane, bound for the Canal Zone with maii, crashed from a slight alti tude. landing on its tail and right wing. The mall was loaded into a substi tute plane, which took off less than an hour after the crash. On the second plane as passengers were Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Dunn of New York, bound for Havana. - ■ ■■ ■ ■ ■■ • Plane Kills Two Army Officers. : MEMEL. Lithuania. September 19 l/P). I —Two Army officers were killed today in • a crash of their airplane near here. The men. Capt. Kumschaitis and Lieut. Wedalka were burned to death. MRS. CALHOUN SUES TO GET SAD NOTE Files Equity Bill to Enjoin Men From Collecting on Alleged Canceled Paper. Seeking to enjoin two men from pro ceeding with a civil suit on a $2,000 note signed by her in Montgomery County, Md„ Mrs. Daisy B. Calhoun, wile of Caps. C. C. Calhoun, of Chevy Chase, Md., today filed in the District Supreme Court a bill in equity to secure the return of the note on which she says she got nothing. George A. Gorm ley, 4349 River road, and Joseph R.. Harris. 1213 Third street southwest, are named defendants. Mrs. Calhoun maintains that in July. 1928. Gormley called at her home to arrange a $2,000 loan which she needed, and that he suggested that she pre-date the note by about 30 days to make it more easy to discount. This she did, she says. Note Not Indorsed. Advised by Gormley that It was neces sary to obtain her husband's indorse ment on the note. Mrs. Calhoun tells ; the court that she called her husband, but he declined to sign and informed , her that other arrangements could be made to obtain the money. During the ! telephone conversation, she says, Gorm- ; ley pocketed the note and this she did not discover until his departure. Later j he promised to return the note, but failed, she says. Mrs. Calhoun insists that Gormley | turned the note over to Harris with the j I understanding that when collection was ' I made Harris would deduct $1,400 I Gormley is described as owing, and the j , balance was then to be paid to Gorm- I ley. She says that when informed by ! ; a Washington bank that it had the note ; for collection she communicated with the bank and with Harris. Despite this, she maintains, the Maryland suit was instituted to enforce collection. Not Note Holder. Maintaining that Harris is not a hold er of the note in due force, Mrs. Cal ! houn asserts that he paid nothing for ! it, the note being given in payment of a prior obligation. Likewise, she holds that Gormley is similarly situated, pay ing nothing tor the note. The District Supreme Court is asked to compel return of the note to Mrs. Cal houn and restrain further action in the Maryland case. * ! Court records in Rockville show that , Harris filed suit in the Montgomery County Circuit Court against Gormley and Mrs. Calhoun, May 2, and that the i case is docketed for the November term. i Mrs. Calhoun is represented by At- I torney W. Gwynn Gardner. i • FORD NOT TO BID ON SHOALS AGAIN Magnate Notifies Heflin He Is Not Interested in Seeking Power Project. Henry Ford is not interested in again bidding for the gigantic Muscle Shoals. Alabama power project, and has so ad vised Senator Heflin. Democrat, Ala bama, who recently wrote the Detroit manufacturer, requesting that he do so. In reply to the Alabama Senator, E. G. Leibold, general secretary to Henry Ford, wrote: “The writer has been instructed to advise you, that we have no plans at , this time where the power at Muscle I Shoals could be utilized and that It would be beyond the question for Mr. j Ford to again make an offer. . “He also suggested that in his opin ion other interests are in a better posi tion to develop and utilize the power and It might be more practical to solicit an offer from them.” i , : M’CARL RULES JADWIN RATES PAY OF RETIRED LIEUTENANT GENERAL \ \ Former Chief of Army Engineers Is Authorized to Receive $8,250 Annually. i By the Associated Press. I Controller General McCarl has au ; thorized Lieut. Gen. Edgar Jadwin, re tired, to receive the pay of a lieutenant general on the retired list, amounting to (8,250 annually. Gen. Jadwin retired August 7 as . chief of Army Engineers. In that post i he held the rank of major general, but ► under the act of March 4, 1915, which . provided. that officers appointed as members/of the Isthmian Canal Com 111 " " I “Frdlw Preaa to Homo 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. Yesterday*! Circulation, 105,534 (AP) Means Associated Press. FINAL ESTIMATES OF 1931 D.C. BUDGET TOTAL mm Figures Forwarded Include $2,123,212 to Buy Mu nicipal Center Site. PROPOSE CONTINUANCE OF TAX RATE OF $1.70 Federal Contribution of $9,000,000 Assumed—Other Sources of Revenue Detailed. Another plea to the Budget Bureau to allow the District a financial budget of $48,460,968 for the 1931 fiscal year was made by the Commissioners today in a letter transmitting the final esti mates to the bureau. Although the Commissioners obeyed the order of the Budget Bureau and reduced the original amount requested to $46,337,656. the final budget as sub- ! mitted, the letter revealed, contained' supplemental items totaling $2,123,312. making the figure the same as asked for in the tentative estimates. Municipal Center Item. The $2,123,312 in supplemental esti mates represents items for the pur- I chase of additional ground for the municipal center which were trans ferred from the regular budget. The Commissioners, it is known, felt that a possible delay in acquiring funds for completion of the purchase of the municipal center site, as may happen j as a result cf the shift from the reg ular to the supplemental estimates, would not jeopardize the development of the center project. When the Commissioners sent the tentative estimates to the Budget Bu reau in July they urged that the 548.- 460,096 called for be approved on the ground that the District could support a budget that size in 1931 on the exist ing tax rate with the use of a certain | amount of the surplus revenues to the | credit of the District in the Federal | Treasury. In their latest f.ppeal. how ! ever, they maintain that the financial showing of the gasoline and water rev enue funds warrant the approval of a $48,460,096 budget. Tax Rate Statement. Donovan explained the Commissioners I propose to continue the present tax rate of $1.70 in that year, and have included no more than $9,000,000 as the propor- i ! tion to be paid by the Federal Govern ment. Donovan's letter of transmissal classi fied the total of $48,460,868 as follows: General expenses and improvements, $42,680,068. Gasoline tax fund. $1,800,000. Water service, $1,498,300. Permanent, and indefinite appropri i stions (including trust funds;, $2,- I 482.580. The estimates are portioned as to ; revenue charges as follows: Payable by the District of Columbia ! $34,540,068. I Contribution by the United States, j $9,000,000. Payable from the gasoline tax fund. $1,800,000. I Payable from the water fund. $1,498,- 300. Payable from trust funds. $1,622,500. Total, $48,460,868. Mr. Donovan's Letter. Mr. Donovan stated in his letter: "In the letter of your bureau ad dressed to the Commissioners thev were informed that the President had allo cated to the District of Columbia $46,- 337.656 as a tentative maximum amount of the budgets cf the District for the fiscal year 1931, this total to include $2,482,500 for permanent and indefinite appropriations. Pursuant to this action the regular budget of the District of Columbia for 1931 is for the exact amount of the allocation, namely, $46,337,656. "As this amount does not. in the i judgment of the Commissioners, pro- I 'ide for absolutely necessary require- I ments for 1931, nor as large a sum as the available revenues for the District for that year justify, the Commission l ers have according included in their ! budget a supplemental item of $2,123.- i 212. which, together with the amount carried in the regular item, will be re quired to complete the purchase of land for the municipal center. "J n gaming their budget total for 1931. the Commissioners propose to continue the tax rate of $1.70 in that year and have included no more than $9,000,000 as-the proportion to be paid by the United States. Estimate of Revenues. "The accompanying statement relat ing to the general revenue fund of the District for the fiscal years 1929 to 1931 shows that the estimated available revenues of the District for the fiscal year 1931 (Including a surplus of $6- 806.073.25 brought over from 1930) total $46,554,073.25. The estimates sub mitted by the Commissioners in their final budget for 1931 (Including the supplemental item of $2,123,212) chargeable to the general revenue fund of the District total $43,540,068. This (Continued on Page 2, Column" 6.) - ■■ ■ ■ > ■ Leopold of Belgium Visits Sweden. STOCKHOLM. September 19 (JP). — Crown Prince Leopold of Belgium has arrived in Sweden incognito to visit Prince Carl and Princess Ingeborg. his wife's parents, at Fridheim. their Sum mer residence in the central province of Vestergothland. His wife. Crown Princess Astrid, and their young daugh ter, Josephine Charlotte, arrived at Fridheim. mission be advanced one grade upon re tirement, he was retired as a lieuten ant general, the only one in this coun try. The question arose whether he was entitled to the retired pay of that grade, which was abolished by an act of March 2. 1907. Controller McCarl ruled that the act did not affect the retired list. The pay of a lieutenant general on the active list was *II,OOO a year and on the retired li&t three-fourths of that amount. M TWO CENTS.. SENATE TO HASTEN VOTE ON TARIFF BY l LONGER SESSIONS Republicans Agree on Change in Daily Schedule to Dispose of Issue. 37 MEMBERS OF PARTY > ATTEND CAUCUS TODAY i New Arrangement to Become Ef fective When Upper House Convenes Monday. By the Associated Frrss. To speed up action on the pending tariff bill Senate Republicans decided at a conference today to begin meet ings of the Senate, starting Monday, an hour earlier than the usual noon hour convening time. Rate changes and other aspects of the tariff bill were not taken up at the j conference, the first to be held by the I majority party to ascertain the atti tude of its members toward procedure. The Republicans are anxious to dis pose of the bill before the regular ses sion, and if sufficient progress is not made under the present plan night sessions may be started. There were 37 of the 55 Republican Senators present. They included Nye, North Dakota, and Howell. Nebraska, members of the Republican independent group opposing the tariff bill. Senators Borah. Idaho: Norris, Nebraska, and LaFollette, Wisconsin, of the inde | pendent group did not attend, while there were absentees from the Senate on account of other business or illness. Another Meeting Held. Before the session, another meeting was held bv the Far Northwestern Re publicans. who are campaigning for pro tection for logs, lumber and lumber products, including shingles, which the finance committee voted to keep on the free list after the House made them dutiable. They met in the office of Senator Johnson, Republican. California. The group also included Senators Steiwer. Oregon: Oddie, Nevada: Jones. Wash ington. and Thomas, Idaho. At the Republican conference some discussion was understood to have taken place on the question whether the Re publicans should let the bill speak for ! itself and not attempt to reply to all opposition argument, but no decision was reached. The attitude seems to have been taken to let each individual Senator make any answer he desired at any time. Simultaneously with the conference of Senate Republicans today it was learned that the finance committee ma jority had agreed to eliminate two controversial provisions in the hope of diminishing prospective opposition. Provision Dropped. One provision to be stricken cut would have changed the old system of equalizing differences in cost of pro duction in determining duties and made "differences in conditions of competi tion” the formula to be followed. This section, approved by the House and revised by the finance committee Republicans to include transportation costs to ports of entry of competitive foreign and domestic articles as a fac tor in consideration of competitive con ditions is involved in the disputed flex ible provisions against which Demo crats and Republican independents have announced opposition. The second provision would have i barred from entry into the United j States articles manufactured abroad ; b?aring trade marks owned by citizens lof this country. It was agreed to re- I store the House language, which would ! permit importation of such articles with j consent of the owner of the trade mark. As this action became known the ' finance committee made public a list of lan additional 130 names of corpora tions about which it desires informa tion from the Treasury as to tax re turns. The list follows: Air Reduction Co. of California, Air Reduction Co. of Michigan, Air Reduction Co. of Massa chusetts. Air Reduction Co. of New Jer sey. Air Reduction Co. of Virginia, Minnesota Air Reduction Co., Air Re ’ duction Co. of Ohio. Others on List. Niagara Oxygen Corporation. Superior . Oxvgen Co. of Illinois. Superior Oxygen Co.. Inc. of New York. Superior Oxy gen Co. of Missouri, Superior Oxygen : Co. of Pennsylvania, Searchlight Co. of Illinois, National Carbide Corporation, Compressed Carbonic Co.. Dayton Oxy gen and Hydrogen Products Co of Day ton. Ohio. New England Compressed Gas Co., . Carolina Standard Gas Products Co., , California Cyanide Co., Inc., of Dela . ware; By-Products Coke Corporation, j | Columbia Carbon Co.. Southern Carbon . | Co.. Columbian Carbon Co. (West Vir i ginia). Western Carbon Co., Southern . j Gas Line Co.. Teton Gas Products Co., . Piney Oil & Gas Co., Monroe Gas Co., , Pineville Gas Co. | Columbian Gasoline Corporation; II Commercial Solvents Corporation: Coty . Inc.: Union Powder Corporation of Virginia: Yaryan Rosin & Turpentine Co.; Virginia Cellulose Co., Hopewell. Va.: Hercules Explosives Corporation of New York; Aetna Explosives Co., Inc. Union Carbide & Carbon Corporation; Beacon Electric Co.; Canadian National Carbon Co., Ltd.; Electro Metallurgical I Co.: the Linde Air Products Co. of [Texas; Clendine Gasoline Co.; Michigan j Northern Power Co.; National Carbon ! Co.. Inc.; Oxwell Acetylene Co.; the ' Prest-O-Lite Co.. Inc.; Dominion Oxy- I gen Co.: Electric Furnace Products Co. | Union Carbide Co. of Canada, Ltd.: United Carbon Co.. Crystal Carbon Co., I United Gas Co., Eik Oil k Gas Co.. Wal green Co., Inc., of New York, Algreen Co. of Tennessee. Dow Chemical Co., Virginia-Carolina | Chemical Corporation, E. I. du Pont ds | Nemours k Co.. Allied Chemical k Dye > Corporation, Aluminum Potash Co. of America. American Solvents & Chemical Corporation, Great Western Electro- Chepilcal. Merrimac Chemical Co., ! Sherwin-Williams Co., the Newport Co., United Dye Wood Corporation, Amer ican Dyewood Co.. British Dye Wood Co.. Ltd.; West Indies Chemical Works, Ltd. Watson Called Party. Senator Watson of Indiana, the Re publican leader, called the party gath ering today with a view to sounding out his strength in the approaching con tests and with an eye to lining up his forces for the more immediate issue— on the flexible provisions of the tariff act. Two split-ups in the Republican ranks this week on the tariff are giving | some concern to the majority leaders. <.Centl»u»4 on 9, Column !») *'