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(tr. S. Weather Bureau Forecast.) Snow or rain tonight, probably clearing tomorrow morning, colder tonight with lowest temperature about 24 degrees, colder tomorrow. Temperature—Highest, 31, at noon yesterday; lowest, 27, at 3 a.m. today. Full report on page 8. Closing N.Y. Markets, Pages 11,12 & 13 No. 31.311. HARMONY CLOAKS ARMS PARLEY AS FORMAL NEGOTIATIONS BEGIN WITH KING’S PLEA FOR SUCCESS Chief Delegates in Agreement on Purposes. HOOVER GIVEN CREDIT IN TALK Filmier Macdonaid Made Chairman of Conference. BY BYRON PRICE, Associated Pres* Staff Writer. LONDON. January 21.—Sound ing a call in words heard round the world, the five great naval powers consecrated themselves anew to peace today at the open ing session of their long-awaited conference on the further limita tions of armaments on the sea. Their first meeting was opened formally with impressive dignity in the royal gallery of the Palace of Westminster by King George, who bespoke success irw ending competition in building ships of war, the nations each in turn de claring in eloquent phrases their readiness for common sacrifice in the common interest. No diplomatic bombshell dis turbed the solemn quietude of the session, for every national pro nouncement was couched in gen eral terms and in the tone of ut most harmony. When the formal opening addresses, which were broadcast by a world-wide hook-up, had been completed the con ference adjourned to reconvene Thurs day morning at 10 o'clock in St. Jame's Palace. Tomorrow the delegates will •pend in informal discussion to claar the way for Thursday's meeting, which win be a private one. ■ Sounds Call to Peace. ~I believe that you to whom your governments have intrusted the high mission of continuing the task begun at Washington,” said King Gecrge, "are animated with single-minded intentions of working not with any selfish and exclusively nationalistic purpose, but with noble inspiration ana the resolve to remove once for all this particular obstacle from the path of ordered and civilized progress." lh order after King George had sounded the note of naval limitation and the removal of “the evil results of wasteful competition in naval arma ments.” and had departed from the re splendent conference chamber In the Palace of Westminster, the spokesmen of Great Britain. Prance, the Ignited States. Italy, Japan and all the British dominions Joined in a chorus of hope ful predictions. How far these proph ecies may be fulfilled only the more in formal later sessions can tell, but at least a harmonious beginning had been accomplished. Ramsay Macdonald. Great Britain's (Continued on Page 4, Column 1J PHONE DATA DEMAND BY DRYS ATTACKED Right to Compel Company to Give Location of Bootleg Suspect* Challenged in Court. By the Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO. January 21.—The legal right of the Federal Prohibition Department to compel a telephone company to reveal the location of; suspected bootleggers’ telephones was at tacked on constitutional grounds in United States District Court yesterday by the Pacific Telephone Ac Telegraph Co. The case was said to be the first of Its kind. Alfred Sutro. attorney for the com pany, which was ordered into court to show cause why it should not lay open "confidential” records to the Govern ment. contended that inquisitorial power* rested only with grand juries. It was for this reason, he told Judge Prank H. Kerrigan, that he advised E T. O'Donnell, office manager of the telephone company, to refuse to answer questions asked him at a hearing before Commissioners Arthur G. Fisk and Ernest E. Williams. Invoking the espionage act passed during the World War, however, United State* Attorney George J. Hatfield argued that the questions put to O DpM«. nell by the commissioners constituted a judicial function because tha Judiciary has a right to inform itself as to “pend ing conspiracies and plans against the Government.” After arguments. Judge Kerrigan took rase under advisement ANTI-CANCER SERUM DISCOVERY STARTLES MEDICAL AUTHORITIES Sheep Gland Remedy Produces "Striking Results" in Experiments on Diseased Tissue. St the Associated Pres*. SAN FRANCISCO. January 21.—Dis covery by two San Francisco surgeons of what they call a "cancer-killing ; serum” waa disclosed today when It became known that medical agencies of the University of California have de cided to co-operate in further experi ments with the substance. The originators. Dr. Waller Bernard Coffey, chief surgeon of the Southern Pacific Hospital here, and Dr. John D. Humber, his colleague, specified that serum was not to be regarded as a F.nfered as second elass matter post office, Washington, r* C. ! The King’s Address British Monarch Sounds Call to Peace and Points Way to Advancement Through ISaval Confer ence of Leading Potters. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, January 21.—A stenographic report of the speech by King George V opening the London Naval Conference today, as | f—" ■ ■ . Mk . King George. the conclusion of the Washington treaty in 1922, imposing Uertain limitations on construction of ships, but hitherto all efforts to ■ (Continued on Page 4. Column 4.) PARLEY IS CALLED MERELY BEGINNING Stimson Says Limitation of Armanent Is Continuous Process. By the Associated Press. LONDON. January 21.—A declara tion that the present effort at naval limitation is not regarded as final was made here today by Henry L. Stimson, the American -Secretary of State, in his address at the opening of the naval conference In the royal gallery of the House of Lords. -'Naval limitation is a continuous process.’’ he said. "We regard dis armament as a goal to be reached by successive st/’ps, by frequent revision and improvement. A solution reached today, however perfect, may not re- I spond to conditions at a later date.” The chairman of the American dele gation added that he and his col leagues were ready to remain in Lon don until the problems were solved, until the opportunities were grasped and until the world was given an agreement that would carry it happily on to the time when the nations could meet %galn in the same spirit to look over the situation anew. Impressed by Talks. ‘‘We are profoundly impressed and moved -by the significance of the speeches we have just heard,” he said; | “the cordial and hospitable welcome extended to us by his majesty, the I King, and the wise analysis of our | probleips which has been so movingly | presented by the prime minister. I am so convinced that all members of this conference share the lofty ldeal- I ism that has been expressed in the two preceding speeches that I look j forward with confident hope to the , success of our labors. I deem it an auspicious event that our first meet ing at this conference, in which there , must be a. spirit of understanding and ! co-operation, should take place in the I House of Parliament, which has for I Americans a deep significance as the I cradle of our jurisprudence and of our • fundamental ideas of human liberty. "The use of international conferences ! of this sort for the purpose of limiting and reducing armaments is a recent de velopment in world affairs, so recent that number of our colleagues at this (Continued on Page 4, Column 6.) ALCOHOL IMPORTS CITED. | Canada Sent $20,000,000 Worth Into U. 8. During 1929. OTTAWA. January 21 (/P). —Govern- ment figures, published today show that $20,787,100 worth of alcholic beverages were exported from Canada to the United States during 1929. This figure is approximately $2,500,- 000 less than the value of liquor exports I to the United States in 1928. Total liquor exports from Canada in ! 1929 were $29,599,919. PU£ttSHER’S SON WEDS. j ' ST. LOUIS, January 21 (jP).—Van j . Lear Black, Jr., son of the publisher of the Baltimore, Md„ Sun, and Miss Helen I Mitchell Frampton, daughter of Mr. and j Mrs. Reynolds C. Frampton of St. Louis, were married in Grace M. E. Church here last night. They left on a wedding trip and will make their home in Lan caster, Pa. j cancer cure, but asserted that it was able to kill cancerous tissues. Dr. Cof j fey said it produced "striking results” in one case. Dr Karl Meyer, director of the Hooper Foundation of the University of California, described the discovery as "the most notable advance in the field of cancer research” and as being “of the utmost possible importance.” The serum is derived from the outer layer of the adrenal glands of sheep and was asserted by its discoverers to have the power, when Injected into the human body, of "destroying the tissues of the malignant areas.” W)t fhmim Skf. V V J WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 1930—THIRTY-FOUR PAGES. *** relayed over a Nation-wide network by the National Broadcasting Co., follows: “It is with sincere satisfaction that I am present here to welcome the delegates of the five principal naval powers assembled for the object of eliminating the evil results of wasteful naval armaments. Every na tion represented here is proud of its navy, proud of that navy’s past achievements and its traditions. It is not the fault of these traditions nor of our navies. It is the com petition due to the supposed necessity which i, has led to a feeling of insecurity between nations and even to the risk of war. “Since the great war all of us have de termined to leave nothing undone to pre ■ vent a repetition of that grim and immense I tragedy. We are seeking to bring about I agreement between maritime nations on I the limitation of naval armaments and i bring the reduction to a point consistent with national security. J ‘‘This limitation of naval armament has in the past proved a matter of supreme difficulty. A great success was achieved in Woman Waits 4 Days To Hear King; Dies On Eve of Address For four days Mrs. Anna Marie Ake, 80 years old, of 319 Third street, had looked forward to hearing the speech which King George of England made over the radio this morning. When her alarm clock rang and failed to arouse her at 5:30 o'clock this morning, members of the family went into her bed room and found her dead in bed. Dr. N. G. Norrell pronounced her death due to natural causes. COLORFUL SCENES MARK PARLEY SHE Sentiment lor Peace Appears to Permeate London Environment. BY EDWARD PRICE BELL. By Radio to The Star and Chicago Dally News. Copyright, 1830. LONDON, England, January 21. — Multi-national color • floods the great hotels of London. The Occident and the Orient meet in such a spectacle of variegation and animation as seldom has been seen In even this familiar as sembling ground of the races. And over it all appears to brood an extraordinary spirit of buoyancy and good-fellowship —a spirit which seems to say, ■> ‘‘The world really is drawing closer together; the plague of Interracial and interna tional suspicion and antipathy actually is dying out.” May it in very truth be so—that un doubtedly sums up the sentiment of not only the metropolis, but of the nation or cluster of nations —England, Scot land, Wales and Ireland—which is host to the five-power naval conference. Hotels Are Swarmed. Handsome men with strong person i alttles and vigorous minds abound in the hotels housing the official visitors. Swarms of advisers and secretaries and other attendants move in the wake of the principal delegates. Dining rooms of the hotels —some of the most attractive in the world —afford at luncheon and dinner fascinating scenes that are vocal with many tongues. The corridors in some places have been turned into tem porary offices where quick-fingered stenographers and typist* create a clat ter that is strangely Incongruous in such surroundings. Hotel managers, clerks and servants wear their smartest garb and their most affable demeanor, obviously proud to serve the men j (Continued on Page 4, Column 8.) COAST GUARDSMEN | SHOOT FLEEING MAN 'Rum-Laden Speedboat Overhauled After Three-Mile Chasa on River. By the Associated Press. MIAMI, Fla., January 21.—Overhaul ing a rum-laden speed boat after a 3-mile chase on the Miami River early today. Coast Guardsman shot a colored member of the crew and seized approxi mately 200 sack* of liquor. Two com panion*, who the wounded man said were white men, escaped. Leon Sanders, 28. the victim, was said to have been shot In the thigh by Coast Guardsman Harry A. Jack son, Pernandina, Fla., of Picket Boat No. 9031 a* he attempted to flee after the rum runner had nosed into the river bank. He was taken to a hospital. Changes in Spain's Cabinet. MADRID, January 21 King Alfonso today announced the resigna tion of Finance Minister Calvo Sotelo and the appointment of Count De I/>* Andes, now minister of economv, to the finance portfolio. Sebastien Costedo, formerly director of economy, will be come minister as economy. Basic Principles Behind Meeting Are Revealed. NO COERCION, SESSION PLAN i Kellogg Pact and \ League to Have i Important Roles. 1 BY PAUL SCOTT MOWRER. i By Radio to The Star and Chicaco Dally News. Copyright. 1930. LONDON, England, January J 21.—The speeches at the formal • j opening of the Naval Conference i today revealed one outstanding ' and highly important fact: All the delegations are now agreed i regarding the principles which 1 shall underlie the negotiations. The intensive work of the Amer ican representatives during the last few days in numerous private . conversations has not been in vain. Fascist Italy has never heretofore spoken words of great er International good will. France, far from proving an obstacle to achievement, seems to promise ardent co-operation based on sin cere faith. As for the American state of mind, it was unmistak ably demonstrated by Secretary of State Stimson’s placid state ment that our delegation intends to remain here until an agree ment as complete as possible is reached, no matter how long it takes. In the opinion of experienced observers, the conference could not possibly be opened under more auspicious circumstances. The principles on which an agree ment seemingly may be reached may be summarized thus: Bast* of Negotiation*. Limitation* of naval armaments, to be achieved, must be calculated from , estimated national need* a* modified by the degree of security and International solidarity already established by the Kellogg anti-war pact, the covenant of the League of Nations and all other treaties and institutions which now form part of the world’s new peace or ganization. This does not mean, how ever. that it may not be expedient to consider some additional peace pact here. That sea, land and air forces are in terdependent is fully recognized, but so is the fact that for practical reasons each must be dealt with separately. Finally, the results of this conference, while they will be binding so far as they go, will not be considered com plete. All the delegations seem to look forward confidently to a general dis armament conference In which these results will be Incorporated as part of a larger whole. The American delegation goes even further and foresees, as the sense of se curity grows in the world, successive reductions and readjustments at inter vals reaching far into the future. Other Powers’ Aims. The Italians and Japanese, both of whom are sorely tried by the high cost of armaments, want big reductions im mediately, but the British and the French think that stabilization may be the most that can be accomplished for the present. _The_Amerlcans hold a middle ground (Continued on Page 4, Column 5 ) BEAST HUNT BEGINS IN EARNEST AS U. S. OFFERS AID OF TRAPPERS Police Finally Convinced Reports ■of Prowler True—Walter Johnson Helps. A hunt for the panther, or mountain lion, which for the past 10 days has , terrorized the suburban section of Northeast Washington, was started in ' earnest today, asC apt. Charles T. Peck of. the eleventh precinct called upon W. E. Crouch, acting chief of the preda tory animal control division of the De partment of Agriculture, to furnish traps and an expert in mountain lion hunt ing, to rid the section of the beast. At the same time the captain issued a warning to all residents of the section to stay within doors at night and go their way carefully Jn the daytime. Sportsmen Offer Aid. Meanwhile Capt. Peck has accepted the offer of local sportsmen to aid in tracking the beast down and is holding in readiness at the precinct station in Anacostia two big foxhounds, which will be put on the trail immediately a report is received of the beast. Crouch- declared today that his de partment stands willing at any time to aid the local police in finding and kill ing the beast, and has in the Washing ton office all the necessary traps, hues and other devices used in catching mountain lions in the West. He said that if the local police thought it nec essary he would bring in a cat-trapping expert to use the traps. He did not know how soon the expert might be brought to Washington. Most of his division's work, he said, is in the West, where mountain lions, wolves and other predatory animals are a menace to cat tle and sheep. Informed of Opportunity. Informed of the facilities of the De : partment of Agriculture by The Star. Capt. Peck immediately got in touch with Crouch and received promises of the department's fullest co-operation. At first skeptical that there was any wild animal at large in the Northeast section. Capt. Peck today was fully con vinced that some type of big cat is /Wmay FirSl|^' READY TO REPEAT, THE EIGHTEENTH AMENDMENT. . . SANK OF DEL RAY CLOSES ITS DOORS State Examiners Making Check of Institution’s Financial Records. Special Dispatch to The Star. ALEXANDRIA. Va., January 21. The bank of Del Ray did not open its doors for business this morning. A no tice pasted on the door stated that the ! bank had been closed by order of the board of directors for purposes of an audit. State bank examiners are now mak ing an examination of the hank, which is a State Institution and not a national bank. Carl L. Budweskv. an attorney and a member of the board of directors, issued the following statement: “The Bank of Del Ray was closed to day temporarily by order of the board of directors for the purpose of having an audit. The board is hopeful of be ing in a position to reopen the bank for business within a very short time and confidently believe that all de positors will be paid in full. “The board regrets the inconvenience j that may result to some of Its patrons by reason of Its closing temporarily for the audit, and when same is com- I pleted will make further announcement I of its plans.” The bank was organized August 1, ' 1923 and is a State Institution. In a statement to the State bank examiners ! made December 31, 1929, resources were ‘ reported as $104,559.79. Loans and discounts as $75,140.41. Total deposits as $54,048.07. Bills payable, $21,500. The bank has a capital stock of *25,- 000. Nelson T. Snyder is president. Clay T. Brittle Is cashier and the board cf directors is composed of Snyder, Brittle. Carl L. Budwesky, Judge Wil lis m P. Woolls, John Gary, Qeorge E. Garrett, Tony Guiffre. A. A. Bitten fender and Henry P. Thomas. The bank has many small depositors and draws a great portion of its busi ness from employes of Potomac Yards, which is situated nearbv. A small crowd of persons could be observed hanging around the bank this morning. In April of last year the bank was held Tip by six armed men and robbed of $2,500. Information given by the board today was to the effect that that sum was entirely covered by Insurance, which had been paid to them. roaming the woods and fields of that I section, and immediately started draw j Ing his lines to locate the beast. Early this afternoon a report reached No. 11 precinct that the cat had been sighted again. Shortly afterward came the news that the hunters had killed another pet police dog. Capt. Peck was convinced of the presence of the beast when last night j he Inspected the carcass of a hog that was attacked in the pigpen of Bernard ; Chapman of the 500 block of Fiftieth i street northeast night before last. The 1 hog’s body showed unmistakable signs I of receiving a terrible mauling from 1 some powerful animal with long, sharp l claws. Long gashes In the porker’s! back, stomach and neck told a tale of I long, ripping claws possessed by no i dog. Believed Mountain Lion. The animal is undoubtedly a moun tain lion, Windsor Adams of Betliesda, , Md., a deputy game warden of Maryland, declared last night when he visited the scene of the animal's depredations in company with Walter Johnson, manager of the Washington base ball team. Adams examined carefully animal tracks near Chapman's pigsty and pronounced them as un doubtedly made by a mountain lion, Johnson arrived on the scene last night with his favorite foxhound. Rock, I in hope that a hot scent would furnish some sport in trailing the beast. The trails were all cold, however, and the best his or any of the numerous other dogs brought to the scene could do was scare up rabbits. Hostilities among the dogs also enlivened Lite situation and hampered the panther hunt. In the hope that the beast would I come back last night for Its kill of the j night before. Capt. Peck detailed two of ' the best shots of his precinct, Pvts. W | F. McDuffie and 8. R. McKee, to watch (Continued on Page 2, Column 8J Missing Manager Os Bank Leaves Moneys Exposed By the Associated Press. WORLEY, Idaho, January 21. — Northwest police today were asked to search for Michael M. Kraemer, 32. manager of the Bank of Worley, who disappeared yester day. leaving his vaults open and money lying on the bank counters. It could not be learned whether the bank's affairs were in good order. It was feared the man might freeze to death if he were ill, as the thermometer has been below aero for several days. GUNPOWDER FOUND IN BRADY'S HOME - Discovery Brought Visit to Workshop Last Night, Police Explain. A keg of gunpowder, which police I found in the workshop at the home of ! Herman Brady several days ago, was , revealed today u the reason for their obtaining a search warrant for the I premises last night. Some caps, such as used in a muzzle-loading shotgun, were j also found several days ago. County Policeman Prince and Sergt. I Charles Schalter, who made the searcn last night, admitted this morning they got a receptacle, but refused to disclose what was in it. State’s Attorney J. Prank Parran ’•aid today the keg which the officers discovered on their previous visit was about one-third empty. It is understood that Herman Brady made no secret of the fact that he had gunpowder for the purpose of using it in an old-fashioned shotgun, which he is also said to keep at home. Police Spend Day at Marsh. It was revealed today that the county authorities had investigated a theory that the person who made the bomb might have made a previous one and experimented with it in a Southern Maryland marsh. Police spent an en tire day at a marsh in St. Marys Coun ty on this theory, but returned with the conviction that if such an experiment ever was performed it was not done there. State’s Attorney Parran said he had visited the place where Herman and Leroy Brady went duck hunting and found that persons who knew them there held them In high esteem, and were surprised at the charge against Leroy. Authorities revealed a forefinger thought to have been torn from the right hand of Mrs. Naomi Hall Brady had been discovered in the kitchen of the Hall home. Importance was at tached to the discovery because previous 1 efforts to determine definitely the type , of construction employed In the manu- | facture of the bomb had proved unsuc- ' cessful. Authorities also announced they had 1 found several fragments in the Hall j kitchen, which were turned over to the j Bureau of Standards today for examln- i ation. These particles were thought (Continued on Page 2, Column 3.) | SCHULDT IS RENAMED | !T0 POLICE court post! | _ j j President Hoover Sends Nomina j tion to Senate—First Appoint- | ment Hftde in 1922. I Ous A. Schuldt. presiding Judge of; the Police Court of the District of Co- i , Uimbia. was reappointed for a new ! term today. President Hoover sent the ! nomination to the Senate. President Hoover has been represent- ' ed as being pleased with reports he has j received regarding Judge Schnldt’s 1 conduct of his court and because of the 1 record made by the latter he has de- | elded to give him another term. Judge Schuldt was appointed orig inally to the bench by President Hard ing in 1922 and was reappointed by ; President Coolldge in 1924. He is a native of Washington and for a num-* ber of years was an assistant corpora- i tion counsel for the District. The understanding also is that the President will reappoint James A. Cobb, j | whose term expires in March, as a I Municipal Court Judge. Judge Cobb, who was formerly an assistant United 1 States attorney of the District, was ap i pointed to the municipal bench in 1936 by President Coolldge. I —— •—* • * Radio Programs on Page C-3 - —— The only evening paper in Washington with the Associated Press news service. Yesterday’s Circulation, 113,623 <£’> Means Associated Press. TWO CENTS. TRACTION FIRMS WIN FIRST POINT Justice Wheat Denies Motion of Commission to Dismiss Appeal From Order. While Washington's two street rail way systems were voicing their objec tions to Congress today to the proposal for their merger sent to the Capitol by the Public Utilities Commission, the lines won their first point in the legal fight for an increased fare. In the District Supreme Court Justice Alfred A. Wheat denied the motion of the commission for dismissal of the appeal of the companies from the com i mission's order denying them an ln ! crease in fare. t At a hearing before the public utili ties subcommittee of the House District committee Thomas Dunlap, “attorney for the companies, declared their oppo sition to the commission's merger pro posal. i Mr. Dunlap emphasised that the pending bill undertakes ostensively to approve a purported agreement between the companies when there is no such agreement, and he emphasised that the fundamental objection is because the Public Utilities Commission seeks to do I away with a judicial review by the ; courts, calling attention that official representatives of other public utilities were present at the hearing not be cause they are primarily Interested in the street railway merger agreement, but to protect their own companies against general legislation that would affect them being included In the merger measure. Questioned on Free Fares. Throughout the hearing, Chairman McLeod of the subcommittee repeatedly questioned Oen. Mason M. Patrick, chairman of the Public Utilities Com mission; Vice Chairman Harleigh H. Hartman and Mr. Dunlap, regarding the possibility, probability and approxi mate cost which the merged company would bear if free transportation was provided fbr school children. Chair man Patrick said that the subject of reduced fares had been repeatedly con sidered and that the commission is asking Congress for authority to order reduced fares for children if the com mission considers this advisable. He estimated the probable cost of reduced fares at SIO,OOO a year. Repre sentative McLeod questioned the wit ness whether free fares for children would coat more than $25,000. Vice Chairman Hartman said that he would not object to free fares for school chil dren unless the cost was so great as to handicap the company, pointing out that the children ride during the peak hours and that the load might be so heavy as to require additional trans- I portation facilities. Mr. Dunlap presented the opposition | (Continued on Page 2, Column 1.) DEATH BELIEVED SUICIDE. ! Former South Carolina Legislator la Victim of Qun. MARION, S. C., January 31 (APV — ! Henry Mullins. 65, former State Sena ! tor from Marion County, is dead today . as a result of a gunshot wound in his i head, believed to have been self-in j flicted. | His body was found yesterday in his j law office shortly aftei he left his home, i carrying a gun. He told members of ! his family that he was going hunting. | Mr. Mullins had for some time been despondent over business reverses, I friends said. I . ■ 'senator blease says printers I "DELIBERATELY CHANGE” RECORD j Errors Claimed in Reports of Remarks Made During Senatorial Debates. The wrath of Senator Bleaae, Demo i crat, of South (Carolina wa* looacd * today upon the Government Printing j Office, where, he said, some one has | been “deliberately changing" his re- I marks and other material he placed in the Record. Speaking In the Senate, the South Carolinian said he had noted three errors recently, one changing the whole meaning of hia remarks. “I know the official stenographers wouldn't do it,” he said. “I think I know who it is.” Recalling what he said was a similar experience, Senator Heflin. Democrat. HOUSEBODYADOPTS CRIME COMMISSION! PROHIBITION PLANS Three Bills to Be Drafted Which Will Carry Out Recommendations. j ‘*WET” BLOCK ORGANIZES TO HOLD OWN HEARINGS Representative Linthicnm, Mary land, to Take Charge of Volun tary Testimony Expected. *T the Associated Press. After Chairman Wickersham of the Law Enforcement. Commission had ap peared before it. a House judiciary sub committee decided today to draft three bills to carry out the commission's rec tmmrndations to increase the powers ts the United States commissioners to hsndle misdemeanor cases in an effort jto relieve congestion of the Federal : courts. Dean Roscoe Pound, a member of the commission, also appeared for question j Inf. Satisfied on Constitutionality. Represents tire Christopherson, Re publican. South Dakota, said that , Wickersham and Pound had cleared up t any doubts held by the subcommittee as to the constitutionality of the proposed orocedure. Christopherson said one of the bills would outline the procedure of han- I dling minor cases before the United j States and that two amendments prob- • abiy would be incorporated into one bill. If these were done, there would be but two instead of three measures. One of the amendments would define slight or casual offenses. The other would amend the Jones-Stalker law to provide for penaltiea for misdemeanors ’ of not more than six months In .Jail I and a fine of SSOO. Chairman Wickersham said he and Dean Pound had "gone over the whole subject relative to increasing the powers I of the commissioners.” "We discussed fully the difference betweeh the alight or casual offenses and the right to trial by Jury,” he said. "The commissioners are to have juris diction In cases wherein there is no right to trial by a jury." Wickersham said that Pound dis cussed the constitutionality, of the pro posal and had cleared up any doubts on that question. Christopherson said hearing* prob ' ably would be held before the subcom mittee Friday on the measures, because there were several groups which desired to appear against the proposals. Wicker sham wnd Pound were heard by the | s ' nittee behind closed doors. .vhile the militant, and defiant - bloc of the House went ahead I h plans for conducting its own hear ings on proposals for the modification of the prohibition laws. I Wet Bloc Organises. An organization meeting was held late yesterday with SO members attend ing. Representative Ulnthicum eras ra elccted to the chairmanship and Rep resentative Florence P. Kahn of Cali fornia was chosen as .secretary. It Is confidently expected that the executive committee will sponsor the resolution of Representative Mary T. Norton of New Jersey, to provide a na tional referendum on the modification of the anti-liquor laws. "Hearings before the executive com mittee will be held very soon, and prominent people from all over the country will be Invited to come here and testify at their own expense,” Lln thicum said. While the plans of the “wets” were being formulated. Representative Cram ton, Republican. Michigan, today took up the challenge of Representative Sirovich of New York, with a proposal that emetics be submitted for poisons as denaturants of industrial alcohol. Two members of the cabinet, Secre tary Mellon and Attorney General Mitchell, are to be called before con gressional committees in connection with legislation proposed by President Hoover to transfer the prohibition unit from the Treasury to the Justice De partment. BOOTH EXECUTORS TOLD TO TURN OVER PROPERTY By the Associated Press. LONDON, January 31. —Executors of the late Oen. Bramwell Booth, former Salvation Army head, were ordered to day by the Chancery Court, to turn over to Oen. Higgins, who now heads the Salvation Army. Army property valued at £1,000.000 ($5,000,000). LOST HUNTER SOUGHT. HERTFORD. N. C.. January 3t OP>. —The seaplane Kingfisher was prepared j today to Join the search for Tom Mc ; Mullan, prominent Hertford County man. who is believed lost in the wild, ! semi-wilderness territory along the Up per Perquimans River. Mr. McMullan, traveling In a small motor boat, set out alone Saturdav on a hunting trip. Up until today he had not been heard from. Scores of per i sons in small river boats had aided in the search. Alabama, suggested that Blease investi gate. “I'm not running this Senate." re plied Blease. “If I were, conditions would be better off.” Senator Blease arose to correct a statement he had inserted in the Rec ord yesterday, to which, he said, a word had been added that affected the mean ing. * Senators Walsh. Democrat, of Massa chusetts and Pens. Republican, of Ohio defended the official recorders of de bate in the Senate. Senator Blease agreed with them and 3aid he thought it bad happened at i the printing office.