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WEATHER. <U. 8. Weather Bureau forecast 1 Cloudy and colder tonight and tomor row. probably occasional rain; lowest temperature tonight about 46 degrees. Temperatures—Highest. 68. at 5:36 pm. yesterday; lowest, 65. at 2:30 a.m. today. Full report on page 9. Closing N.Y. Markets, Pages 13,14 & 15 -y- o-i OTT Entered as second class matter O. post oltiee. Washington, I). O. CONDUCTOR TO SAY ■ HESAWM’PHERSON NIGHT OF TRAGEDY Declares He Will Tell Jury Youth Was Passenger on “Owl” Car. « SURE OF HIS IDENTITY AND TIME, HE ASSERTS r States That Husband of Nurse Left Trolley at Ninth and I Around 12:30 O'Clock. While a group of relatives, friends and associates of Robert A. McPherson, jr„ appeared at the grand jury room today to corroborate the indicted hus band's alibi in the Park Lane strangling case. Conductor Joseph H. Lewark, the Government's “surprise" witness, de clared he would testify McPherson rode f down town on an “owl" street car late on the night Mrs. Virginia McPher son met her death. Lewark asserted he would swear he had known McPherson for a long time and that his car carried him from Pet worth to Ninth and I streets early cn the morning of September 13. “I could not have been mistaken in tnv identification,” Lewark stated, “be cause I know McPherson as a member of a group of boys with whom I was associated when I used to live in Pet worth. Lewark did not get to testify today, Owing to the number of other witnesses, and after waiting for some time to be ( called, was excused untU 10 a.m. Mon day. Left Car at Ninth and I Street*. “McPherson was wearing a gray felt hat. It was the first time I ever saw him wearing one. He got on my car at Illinois avenue near his home, about S or 10 minutes after midnight, and got off at Ninth and I streets, little before 12:30 o'clock. I did not speak to him. He seemed in deep thought.” Lewark's statements to Federal agents at the Department of Justice recently led to an announcement by John E. Laskey, special assistant to the Attorney General, that the Government had sufficient evidence to proceed with the prosecution of McPherson. Just prior to Lewark’s appearance at the apart ment it was indicated the Government •would not press the murder charge against the husband for scarcity of i evidence. Lewark* story apparently conflicts with that of the witnesses who have testified McPherson paid a brief vint to the home of his aunt, on Varnum street, about 12:30 o'clock that night and went direct from there to the home of his parents, in Upshur street, where toe retired. The conductor’s declaration was im portant because of its connection with the sworn statement of a taxicab driver that he carried a passenger whom he “identified" as McPherson from Fif teenth street and New York avenue to the Park Lane Apartments between 1 and 3 o’clock on the tragic night. The taxi driver, Garnett Melvin Frye, also awaited an opportunity today to repeat his story to the grand jury. Frye -•said his passenger was wearing a gray felt hat. He says he discharged him at an alley in the rear of the Park Lane. In an affidavit sworn to during the first grand jury hearing, Frye de clared he paid a visit to McPherson’s home and positively satisfied himself that McPherson was his passenger. Explains Delayed Testimony. Conductor Lewark said he did not vol unteer his testimony earlier because he had not been reading the papers and was unaware that McPherson's alleged presence on his street car that night would be considered important by the Government investigators. He said he first was questioned about the matter by two Federal agents who interviewed him at the Four-and-a-half street car bam two weeks ago. He gave a de tailed statement later at the Depart ment of Justice in the presence of Prosecutor Laskey and Thomas F. Cul len, inspector in charge of the Federal Investigation. Railway records show that Lewark’s car left the Soldiers' Home terminal at four minutes after midnight and ar rived at Ninth street and New York avenue, transfer point, at 12:23 o’clock in the morning. The destination of the car was the War College. Ten fares were collected during the trip. Government investigators obtained Lewark’s statement in the course of questioning conductors and motormen of all “owl” cars, operating between Pet worth and the downtown section on , the night of Mrs. McPherson’s death. They had about decided that the ; particular line jtt inquiry they were J k ~~ (Continued on Page 2, Column 8.) ' BILL TO AID WIVES OF IDLE MEN ISSUED Insurance Measure Up in England Provides for Increase in Week ly Allowance By the Associated Press. LONDON. November 15. —The new unemployment insurance bill, sponsored by Miss Margaret Bondfield, minister of labor, and modeled to assist house holds and ease burdens of wives and families of unemployed men, was issued today. Increases in insurance called for in j the measure involve a direct treasury contribution costing £12,500,000 an jiually. I The bill provides for Increasing the I weekly allowance lor wives of unem ■ ployed men from 7 shillings < about I <1.75) to 9 shillings < about $2.25) ■ and increasing up to 4 shillings in ■ weekly rates the benefits for young 3 persons, aged 17, 18 and 19. The In-1 H aurance age is lowered to 15. 3 The bill proposes the repeal of the 3 “not genuinely seeking work condition.’ ■ There are new provisions requiring ad 9 mtnistrative authorities to prove before II the claimant Is disqualified that sult -9 able work was available. §H political observers predicted con- Nfl f.irierable criticism 'vh'-n the bill finally ■ is debated In Parliament from some W v-bor quarters which have advocated ■ rates. _ McPherson Witness • k rmm i *1 4P§• y.'-'Jgr 4 T M JOSEPH H. LEWARK. “STABILIZER” SEEN IN RATE REDUCTION General Slash by Federal Re serve Banks Through U. S. Anticipated. BY DAVID LAWRENCE. A general reduction of money rates throughout all Federal Reserve Districts may be expected. A reduction of the rediscount by the Federal Reserve Bank of New- York from 5 to 4% per cent not only will be followed by other Fed eral Reserve Banks, but there is a dis tinct possibility that there will be an other reduction and that the rediscount rate will shortly be stabilized at 4 per cent. This is the policy which will be dic tated by the collapse of the speculative wave and will mark the return of con trol by the Federal Reserve System of the credit of the country. The greatest strides In business were made during the era of cheap money, but at the same time the greatest speculative advances developed coinci dently. It is recognized here that a mistake was made in 1927. when the rediscount rate was reduced to 37 2 per cent without at the same time putting into effect some system of control that would prevent Federal Reserve credit from being used excessively in the stock market. Instruments for Control. Now, however, Federal Reserve offi cials believe that they will have at their command three separate and distinct instrumentalities for the control of credit, namely, the exercise of direct pressure on member banks whenever necessary and the use of the so-called bill policy as well as the rediscount rate. It is the relationship of the latter two vehicles of control that is at pres ent bringing the rediscount rate down as the rate m bankers’ acceptances or bills also goes down. This means that the Federal Reserve feels that there is no longer any danger of excessive speculation and that interest rates as well as call money rates can be cor respondingly stabilized. For as the rate on bankers’ acceptances and the redis count rate goes down there is a natural effect on call money as well as money needed for time loans. Points to Improvement. All this is pointing toward an Im provement in the position of first mort gages as well as bonds. While the public generally has been lured by the possibilities of money-making through stocks, there has been at the same time a tendency to disregard bonds and first mortgages, even though they have offered a safe investment in the neigh borhood of six per cent for more than a year. With the average yield of leading stocks hovering below six per cent, and the stocks of many other companies not averaging even as high as that, the tendency of the investors, particularly banks, now will be to re gard highly bonds to which a year ago they w'ouid have been Indifferent, (Continued on Page 2. Column 7.) RAIN AND WIND STORMS SWEEP NORTHERN SPAIN Trees Uprooted, Homes Damaged and Railways Washed Out. 3 Persons Drowned. By the Associated Press. MADRID, November 15. Strong wind and rain storms swept Northern Spain today, uprooting trees, destroy ing chimneys and washing out rail road and trolley lines. Communications were interrupted at ] Santander, where the electric light I 1 plant was destroyed and the city plunged in darkness. Santander, Bilbao and San Sebastian ports were rlosed and coastwise ship ping suspended. There was consider i able material damage, j A fishing smack was sunk near Pal- I meira during the storm and three j members of the crew were drowned. Blast Claims 11 Miners. ZOUNGOULDAK. Turkey, November 15 <JP). —Eleven miners were found dead today in a coal mine here after an ex plosion yesterday. Rescuers were hunt ing 12 more buried in the debris. MUSSOLINI The Dictator of Italy Writes a Special Article for THE SUNDAY STAR Watch for It ■ ■ ■ ■■ ■ L# ‘ W\£ Mmxim J&fcf. V v J V WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION V-X STOCK PRICES GAIN DESPITE LATE RUSH TO CASH IN PROFITS Cut in Rediscount Rate and Drop in Loans Restores Confidence. CALL MONEY DECLINES AS CREDIT STRAIN ENDS Renewal Figure of 5 1-2 Per Cent Is Lowest in More Than a Year. By the Associated Prt-ss. NEW YORK. November 15.—Heavy profit-taking swept over the New York Stock Exchange In the last half hour of trading today and carried scores of | Issues $1 to $lO below their earlier high levels, which ran as high as $35 a share above yesterday’s final quota tions. United States Steel common, which had sold as high as $167.25, fell back to $164.25, a net gain for the day of $4.25. General Electric fell from $2Ol to $l9B, up $8; Johns-Manville, from $119.25 to sll7, up sl2. and American Telephone, from $222 to $219.87, up $2.62 net. Other leading Issues were selling well above yesterday’s final quotations at the close. Final prices, together with net changes, compared with the previous close of about 50 leading Issues, are given below: American Can, 105 1 i. up 3; American 6 Foreign Power, 64%, up 2%; American Smelting, 73%, up 3%; Amer ican Telephone & Telegraph, 21975, up 2%; Anaconda Copper, 83%, up 4%; Andes Copper, 36Vi, up 2%; Atlantic Refining. 40%, up 1%; Baltimore & Ohio, 116%, up 2%; Bethlehem Steel. 86%. up 1%; Briggs Manufacturing, 12, up 1; Canadian Pacific, 208, up 9. Cerro de Pasco 70, up 12 1 2 ; Chrysler 32, up 3; Columbia Gas & Electric 65*/a. up 2%: Columbia Graphophone 22, up 7 2 ; Commercial Solvents 29, up %; Commonwealth & Southern 13%, up 1%. Electric Power & Light 38%. up 174 ; Erie 49%, up 1%; General Electric 198. up 8; General Foods 47, up 2%: Gold Dust 41%, up 2%; Hudson Motors 43, up l*i; Johns Manville 117, up 6; Ken necott Copper 64, up 4-74. Lorillard 17%, up 1%: MLssouri, Kan sas & Texas 35, up 4; Montgomery - Ward 57%, up %; National Cash Reg ister 71%, up 3%: National Dairy Prod ucts 49%, up 1%; New York Central 171, up 2; Packard Motor It} I .*, up Paramount-Famous-Lasky 49, up 2. Radio 32%, down %; Radlo-Keith- Orpheum 17%. up %; Sears-Roebuck 93, up 8%; Sinclair Consolidated Oil 45, up 1%; Standard Brands 28. up 1; Standard Oil of New Jersey 60%, down Vi; Studebaker 43%, up 3%; Texas Corporation 53 7 /a, up 2%; Texas Gulf Sulphur 54%, up 5 7 ». Union Carbide 73%, up 4%; Union Pacific 218, up 4%; United Aircraft 43%. up 574: United Corporation 21%, up 2%; United Gas As Improvement 28%, up 2%; United States Steel 164%, up 4%; Vanadium 51, up 1; Warner Bros. Pictures 40%, up 5%; Westing house Electric & Manufacturing 123, up 3%', Woolworth 67%, up 6%. Closing Curb Prices. Closing prices of leading curb stocks: ! Associated Gas & Electric, 47, up 9; | American Cities Power <fc Light A, 32, up 2; Allied Power 81 Light, 34 %, up 4; American Superpower, 21%, up %; American Investors, B, 11%, up 1%: Blue Ridge, 8, up 174: Blue Ridge preferred, 28. off \: Central States Electric. 21%. up 1%; Cities Service, 30. up 2. Earl Radio. 2%, up 7 4: Electric Bond 81 Share, 68%. up 4%: Electric Share holders, 16. up 2%: Fourth National Investors. 33%, up 4%: Goldman Sachs, 40. up %; General Theater, 30, up 3; Lehman, 74, up 3; Midwest Utilities, 22074. up 4%. Niagara Hudson Power, 14%, up 1; Shenandoah. 8%, up 1%; Trans- America, 43 %; off %; Utilitleg Power & Light, 16%, up lli; United Gas, 19%, up 1. Gains at Opening. | Prices rallied $2 to S2O a share at i the opening. j Trading quieted down somewhat, but there was a steady demand for the high-grade railroad and industrial issues by investment interests, initial gains, in most instances, being sub stantially extended by the time the half-way mark of the three-hour ses sion was reached. The advance was stimulated by the cut In the New York Federal rediscount rate, the drop of $710,000,000 in brokers’ loans, the low ering of acceptance rates and the re duction in the call money rate to 5% per cent, the lowest level since August j 17, 1928. The announcement that sev- | oral of Wall street's “bear" traders had suspended operations on the "short" side of the market helped to revive con fidence. Standing Orders. Placing of "standing orders" for large blocks of stock at the low levels reachrd Wednesday also was viewed with en couragement. and tended to check the liquidation of Investment holdings, par ticularly by small investors. Odd lot r dealers reported a substantial Increase l in buying orders for lots of 10 to 25 ■ shares The tieker was running about an hour late at the close. WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1929-SIXTY PAGES. p USEES QUICK TAX CUT APPROVAL t House G. 0. P. Leader Pre dicts Passage of Proposal Before Christmas. By the Associated Press. Representative Tilson of Connecticut, the Republican leader, predicted after a call at the White House today that the Treasury tax reduction proposal would be passed by the House before the Chrirtmas holidays. Tilson said he canvassed the possi bility ot early passage of a tax bill with the President and was confident no objection would bp interposed in the House to this course. The House leader said he had held conferences with various groups in the Senate end felt convinced that little difficulty would be met there. Simplicity Plan Aids. "The plan of the Secretary of Treasury Is so simple and involves no material changes in the revenue laws and should be passed quickly,” he said. He added a resolution to carry out the reduction wouid be referred to the ways and means committee as soon as the December session convened. Factional spokesmen of both Houses, save only those of the Western Inde pendent Republicans, were In virtual accord in sanctioning Secretary Mel lon's plan of lopping a full 1 per cent from all normal schedules of Income taxation Administration supporters were quick to speak their approbation and were joined by the Democratic leaders in the House. Senate Democrats agreed, too, but held out the possibility of demand ing an even greater reduction than that advanced by the Treasury, conditioning their full approval upon more definite ! information as to prospective Federal I needs and revenues than is now avail able. No Serious Objection. The Western independents were non committal, although it was indicated that they would raise no serious objec tion. Their position has been that Treasury surpluses should be applied to a reduction of the National debt, on the theory that this results in de creased Federal disbursements for In terest and indirectly permits lowered But while there w r as virtual unison upon the Mellon proposal, the attendant Treasury suggestion that legislation be enacted to permit the administration to alter tax rates under a scheme similar to the flexible provisions of the present tariff law failed by far to evoke the same degree of unstinted commenda tion. The flexible tariff provisions have been the subject of a vigorous and pro tracted controversy in connection with ■ the pending tariff bill. Meeting the de ! termined opposition of the Democratic independent Republican coalition, Presi dent Hoover's desire for a continuation and an extension of the authority con ferred upon him by the present tariff law was denied, and the power now vested in him relegated to Congress. Similar opposition is expected to de velop to the flexible plan for revising the tax schedules. Under the Treasury • scheme the ad \ ministration would be empowered to j alter tax rates to fit estimated Govern ment revenues and expenditures. In | this way the Treasury could determine each January what the rates on incomes of the year just closed should be. This, j in the opinion of Undersecretary Mills of the Treasury Department, would not ' interfere with the regular provisions of j the revenue law nor preclude a perma ' pent reduction in tax rates. Temporary Effect Intended. Secretary Mellon’s new proposal for , reduced taxes is intended to be of tem i porary effect. It Is planned that th“ i changed rates be embodied in a joint i resolution of Congress, which could be : adopted without the delay that would ! arise from a general revision of the S revenue laws. TAX TABLE MADE. Treasury Prepares Data Showing Effect of Redurtion. ! A table showing the reduction that , would be made in certain groups of In ! come taxpayers under the proposed re | duction of taxes, which Secretary of ‘ the Treasury Mellon will send to Con gress, has been prepared by the Treas ury Department. The figures are based upon the in come of a married man with no de pendents and treating half of the ln | come of more than $5,000 as earned in come. The schedule prepared by the Treas ury showed the income tax now’ paid, the income tax which will be paid under the new rat? and the amount of de crease. It was: Income. Present 1»X. New tax. Decrease $4.000 53.62 $lB7 *3.75 5.000 16.87 5 82 11 25 6.000 .... 30 00 10 00 20 00 7,000 43 12 14 37 28 75 8.000. 58.25 18.75 .37 50 8.000 69.37 33.12 46.75 »,000 82 50 27.50 55.00 .000 148.12 , 49 37 08.75 ■ a——■ ." Radio Programs—Page 45 Hvde Waits 2 Hours J Outside Office as Key Won't Fit Lock , By the Associated Press. TRENTON. Mo., November 15. —Arriving home unannounced from Chicago at 5 am. today. Arthur M. Hyde. Secretary of Agriculture, found himself locked out of his office and waited two hours before telephoning the manager of the Hyde Motor Co. to come down and open the door. The office was recently bur glarized and the manager had a new’ lock Installed. The key car ried bv Mr. Hyde did not fit. With his secretary, who accom panied him, Mr. Hyde lounged In the waiting room of the McVay Motor Co. until 7 a m. Secretary Hyde expects to visit his farms near here and Prince ton, Mo., if road conditions will permit, before making an address at the American Royal Live Stock Show, at Kansas City. Tuesday. TOKIO INTIMATES NAVAL CUT CRISIS Cool Reception for 10-10-7 8-Inch Gun Cruiser Pro posal Blamed. ROME. November 15 </P). —The Gi ganale d'ltalia today says it under stands that Great Britain has pro posed January 21 as the date for the convocation of the projected naval conference in London. The paper says a note has been sent to Italy to this effect and that Italy will not object to the date. By the Associated Press. TOKIO, November 15. —Although official comment was withheld, author itative quarters today intimated a critical stage has been reached in con versations with Great Britain and America preliminary to the London naval reduction conference in January. Premier Hamaguchi, Foreign Minister Shidehara. Naval Minister Takarabe and M. Wakatsuki, who will be first delegate at London, conferred lengthily, after which the naval minister reported the situation In detail to the cabinet. It was believed their conference took up the discouraging reception which is reported to have been given in Washing ton and London to Japan's proposals for a 10-10-7 eight-inch gun cruiser ratio with Great Britain and the United States. Reports of Ambassadors De buchi and Matsudaira on conversations with Secretary Stlmson and Premier Macdonald were understood to be at hand. Gloomy Forecasts Plentiful. Inquiries in official and non-official quarters gave reason to believe Japanese i enthusiasm toward the London naval . conference Is diminishing as the pros i pert of preliminary ratio understand ■ Ings with Great Britain and America i have lessened. Japan has considered , this preliminary understanding of vital i Importance. All authoritative quarters denied that i Japan would withdraw from the con . ference. but gloomy forecasts as to its probable failure to reach a cruiser agreement were plentiful. There was discussion whether the conference might , ' not. however, reach an agreement for j • a further holiday on capital ships if a | ‘ 1 cruiser agreement is lacking. : In less authoritative quarters there. J was more open pessimism and some as -11 serted they saw no way out of the I impasse which has arisen and hinted I Japan might withdraw’ from the c.on- j ference if her demands are refused. j Press comment, so far as naval mat- i ters are concerned, was confined largely to the Singapore naval base and Presi dent Hoover's Armistice day speech. Jiji Shimpo, Independent and Con servative. expressed gratification that the london Labor government had de (Contlnued on Page 2, Column 6.) There is mystery, romance and adventure in Henry Kitchell Webster’s Exciting Story RHODA A RED HEADED GIRL > ! The Star’s New Serial Beginning Today j On Page 43 1 PAPERS MISSING FROM COURT FILES Police Court Clerk’s Office Investigation Fails to Reveal Documents. Investigation of the clerk’s office at Police Court today In an effort to clear up the mysterious disappearance of of ficial papers from the files on two im portant prohibition cases not only failed of locating these documents. but brought to light the fact that employes in the office are unable to find any of the papers in still a third liquor case. With regard to the third case, how ever, which concerns one Mattie Ander son. it was explained that the papers may have been removed temporarily by some member of the district attorney’s office or other court official. The files of the clerk's office, said William A. Norgren. ranking assistant to the chief clerk, are open to all court officials, who frequently temporarily remove papers in eases with which they are connected. These officials, it w*» explained, often keep the papers in their possession for a day or so, although they are supposed to return them immediately. Conviction Was Set Aside. Mattie Anderson was convicted of a prohibition violation In March, 1928, but this conviction subsequently was set aside by the judge In the case. None of the papers In this case could be found In the files today, but the belief was expressed that they may be in the possession temporarily of some official Interested In the case. In the two other cases, both of which are old, the papers have been missing for some time. It Is believed they have either been mislaid or secretly removed from the files. The papers In one of these cases, according to the date appearing on it. apparently was filed on Sunday and shows that the judge reversed his own decision or a motion for rehearing of the case. Judge Isaac R. Hitt, who pre sided in this case, said that he believed the Sunday date was only a clerical error, pointing out that the clerk’s office Is always closed on Sundays and that papers cannot possibly be filed on that day. Legal Question Is Raised. An interesting legal question has arisen in the other case in which the papers cannot be found. This case concerns Tessie Richards and Arsilio Bona, both of whom pleaded guilty to prohibition charges in January, 1928. Tessie Richards was fined S2OO, it being her second offense. A few months ago the woman again was arrested and charged with her third alleged violation. Under the law, charges of third offenses in prohibition cases must be placed before the grand jury, and subsequently tried as a felony. Accordingly, the assistant District at torney in charge sent the case to the grand jury in March. 1928. When he' (Continued on Page 2, Column 2.) FRANCEWILLADD 48,000 TONS TO NAVY New Construction Planned in 1930 Is Less Than 1924 Quota by 5,400 Tons. By the Associated Press. PARIS, November 15.—New naval I construction to be laid down by France ; In 1930 calls for 48,000 tons of ships, or j 5,400 less than the average quota adopt ed in 1924, under the terms of a bill M. Leygues, minister of marine, introduced In Parliament. The program calls for one cruiser of 10,000 tons, six destroyers slightly larger than the present class, six first-class submarines, one submarine minelayer, one surface minelayer, two dispatch boats for the colonial service and one submarine netlayer. I POST OFFICE LOSES #5,000,000 OVER CARELESS ADDRESSES i Business Firms With Exaggerated Ideas of Their Prominence Are Blamed. By the Associated Press. 1 The Post Office Department lost ap proximately *5.000 000 last year on care lessly addressed mail, a large part being the direct result of business firms lav ing an exaggerated Idea of their prom inence. Many firms doing a large advertising business have labored under the impres sion that not having a street address indicated great Importance In the home town and impressed customers with the - lf “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. Yesterday’s Circulation, 112,717 *** OP) Meant Associated Press. PROMINENT MEN NAMED IN PROBE OF SMITH COMPANY Zihlman, Crissinger, Donald son and Others Investigated by Grand Jury. FIRM ORDERED TO BRING RECORDS BEFORE BODY Use of Mails to Defraud, Embezzle ment and Conspiracy Among Charges Named. The names of Representative Fred erick N. Zihlman, chairman of the District committee of the House; Dan iel R. Crissinger, former controller of the currency; R. Golden Donaldson, president of the Commercial National Bank and former attorney of the F. H. Smith Co.; Samuel J. Henry, president of the company; John H. Edwards, vice president of the company, and Henry C. Maddox of the Hamilton Hotel Co. were brought Into the inquiry which the Department of Justice is conducting into the affairs of the F. H. Smith Co. through the issuance today of a supoena to the F. H. Smith Co. to bring before the grand jury next Tuesday at 11 o’clock certain papers and records of the company. In addition to the new names in the criminal Inquiry, as disclosed by the new subpoena, are mentioned those of G. Bryan Pitts, chairman of the board of the Smith Company, and C. Tlbert Anadale. its secretary, against whom indictments are already pending. Subpoena Names Charges. From the subpoena it is learned that all the persons named are being in vestigated by the grand jury in con nection with the Bmith Company’s af fairs. The subpoena sets forth that the grand jury is Investigating charges of conspiracy to using the malls to de fraud, embezzlement and conspiracy to embezzle funds of divers persons and individuals. No specific statement of the alleged defalcations is contained In the sub poena. Assistant United States Attorney General Nugent Dodds caused the is suance of the subpoena with the recent ruling of Justice Wil liam Hltz that the Government is en titled to have brought before the grand jury papers and records of a corpora tion when the subpoena specifies the person or persons who are being in vestigated. . .. „ ... The ruling was made when the Smith company and several allied corporations mover to quash a “John Doe” subpoena directed to them. Justice Hit* reserved his decision as to the John Doe subpoena, but ruled with the Govern ment when the parties are named, the reason being that the people summoned to bring the records would know Just who was being investigated. Violations Enumerated. The subpoena issued today is en titled "The United States vs. the F. H. Smith Co. and the names of all the persons mentioned above, and all other persons to the grand jury unknown.” The F. H. Smith Co. is advised in the subpoena that the grand jury is making an investigation concerning alleged violations of the criminal code of the United States and of the code of law for the District of Columbia as follows: “Violations on the part of said cor poration and the above-named pjersons of section 215 of the Criminal Code of the United States by the use of the United States malls to execute a scheme and artifice to defraud such pjersons as would be and were induced by false representations and promises to pur chase divers stocks and bonds from the said F. H. Smith Co. and on the part of those other pjersons to the grand jury unknown. "Violations of section 37 of the Criminal Code of the United -States on the part of the above-named corpjora tions and persons by their conspiracy to violate section 215 of the Criminal Code of the United States by selling, through the United States mails, divers stocks and bonds in the execution of a scheme and artifice to defraud the pjer sons to whom such stocks and bonds were to be sold, and on the part of those other pjersons to the grand jury un known. . . “Violation of section 834 of the code of laws for the District of Columbia by embezzlement on the part of divers of the persons above named, of divers things of value in their pjossession. and . on the part of those other pjersons to the grand jury unknown. Embeszelment Specified. “Violations of section 841 of the code of law for the District of Columbia by embezzlement, on the part of divers of the persons above named, of money, securities and other propjerty of divers corporations and persons and on the , part of those other persons to the grand jury unknown, i "Violations of section 37 of the crim inal code of the United States by con spiracy on the part of divers of the above-named persons to violate sections 834 and 841 of the code of law for the District of Columbia, by embezzle ment, and on the part of those other persons to the grand jury unknown. "Violations of section 842 of the code of law for the District of Columbia on the part of divers of the pjersons above named by the obtaining of money and propjerty from divers persons and cor porations by false pretenses, and on the part of those other pjersons to the grand jury unknown." Polish Musician Dies. WARSAW. Poland, November 15 (Ab. —Mieczyslaw Soltys, director of the Society of Music, composer and orches tra leader, died today at Lwow. fact that “even in New York and Chi cago we are so well know'n the postman needs no help in finding us.” The result has been millions of letters delayed for “directory service." Last year approximately 200,000.000 letters had to be especially handled by clerks hired to fill out inadequate ad dresses. The service in New York City alone costa SSOO a day. Os the 200,000,- 000 inadequately addressed letters, 25,- 000,000 found a final resting place in the dead letter office. TWO CENTS SENATE IS SPEEDED ON TARIFF WORK BY“YOUNG GUARD” Possibility of Actually Pass ing Bill at Special Session Now Seriously Discussed. G. 0. P. ‘NEWCOMERS’ KICK OVER PLAN OF REGULARS Motion for Adjournment Fails and Upper Chamber Votes NigTit Sessions Instead. BY G. GOt’LD LINCOLN. The Republican "young guard” has come out of both the West and the East to aid in bringing about speedier action on the tariff bill in the Senate. The result has been that today the Sen ate is making more progress on the bill than it has In weeks. The possi bility of actually passing the bill and sending it to conference before the close of the special session was being seri ously discussed for the first time in days. The Republican “young guard,” com posed for the most part of Republican Senators who are comparatively new comers, kicked over the traces yesterday and helped to vote down the Simmon* resolution for adjournment of the spe cial session of Congress on November 23. Immediately afterward, when the Senate adopted a motion offered by Senator Harrison of Mississippi for night sessions on the tariff, “the young guard" circulated a round robin seeking to bind its members to attend all night sessions of the Senate, seeking to Insure * quorum at the night sessions and ex pedite the passage of the bill. Vandenberg Starts Action. The round robin was started on its way by Senator Vandenberg of Mich igan. Today it had been signed by 24 Senators, including all of the "young guard” and Senator Fess of Ohio, the Republican whip of the Senate. The signers are Senators Allen of Kansas, Patterson of Missouri, Herbert of Rhode Island, Townsend and Hastings of Dela ware, Kean of New Jersey, Goldsborough of Maryland, Hatfield and Goff of West Virginia, Vandenberg of Michigan, Wol cott of Connecticut, Sackett of Ken tucky, Metcalf of Ohio, Oddie of Nevada, Thomas of Idaho, Glenn and Deneen of Illinois, Robinson of Indiana, Waterman of Colorado. Capper of Kan sas, Steiwer and McNary of Oregon, > Fess of Ohio and McCulloch of Ohio. Senator Vandenberg said today that I the “young guard” was not an or ‘ ganization and had no leader; that it was a spontaneous growth to “put a little pep in regularity.” Adjournment Given Up. Talk of an early adjournment or Congress was practically abandoned today in view of the sudden turn which the Senate situation had taken The progressive Republican group, led by Senator Borah of Idaho. Senator Nor ris of Nebraska and Senator La Fol lette of Wisconsin, which has made up the “coalition” with the Democrats to deal with the tariff bill, has also gone on record solidly as opposing an ad journment of the special session and in favor of continuing with the con sideration of the tariff bill. The Democrats do not Intend to be put In the position of blocking action or delaying a final vote on the bill. In view of the determination to go ahead with the tariff bill and the new psychology of the situation, some of the Senators who had planned long speeches on various items in the bill, today were considering abandoning those speeches. Agriculture Debated. The Senate had before it the agricul tural schedule and was making rapid strides with it, a number of Increases being voted into the bill for the benefit of the farmers. The sugar schedule, it was said, is the only one left which is likely to take much time of the Senate. If that can be disposed of fairly promptly, the pros pects for final action on the bill In the Senate before the opening of the regu lar session December 2 appeared to be much brighter. Senator Copeland of New York, a Democrat, has prepared an adjourn ment resolution, but it is not likely to to be adopted, at least while the Sen ate is in its present state of mind. TWO POLICEWOMEN ARE SLAPPED BY MAN No Reason Advanced by Police for Assault After Pair Had Left Police Court. Two policewomen connected with the Women’s Bureau were assaulted this afternoon just after they had left the Police Court, where they had appeared to testify in several cases. Wilson Jones of the 400 block of Sixth street, immediately was arrested in connection with the assault. He was charged with intoxication and assault on two counts. He was locked up at the sixth precinct. Mrs. M. K. Adams, policewoman, was standing on the steps of the courthouse when Jones is alleged to have walked up to her and slapped her in the face, knocking off her hat. While Mrs. Adams was picking up the hat the man is al leged to have slapped Policewoman V. A. Rosen, who was standing near her com panion. Policeman J. H. Johnson of the tenth precinct ran to the rescue and dragged Jones into the courthouse. No reason has been advanced by po lice for the assault. Jones had been seen walking past the courthouse im mediately prior to the attack. Before spectators were able to Intervene the man had reached to one side and straight-armed the two women. After his arrest Jones said the women were charging him with things of which he had no knowledge. “I am being framed,” he reported. Graf Makes Final 1929 Flight. FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany. No vember 15 <4 > ).—The dirigible Graf Zep pelin went aloft today for her last flight of 1929, the year in which she made history by flying around the world. Forty-six persons were aboard and the flight lasted four hours. The insurance VA the big airship expired today.