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WEATHER.
(tT. 8. Weather Bureau Forecast.)
Fair today; tomorrow increasing cloud
iness, probably followed by showers; not
much change in temperature.
Temperatures—Highest, 64 at 5 p.m.
yesterday; lowest, 39 at 6 a.m. yesterday.
Full report on page 12.
No. 1,310—N0.
NAVAL DELEGATES
PREPARE TO FIGHT
FOR TREATY 0. K.
Resistance From “Big Navy”
Advocates in Capital is
Expected.
MORROW COMPILES
DATA FOR PRESIDENT
Reports That Ambassador Will
Lead Drive in Senate Are Con*
sidered 111-Founded.
BY THEODORE C. WALLEN.
Br Radio to The Star.
ABOARD S. S. LEVIATHAN. AT
SEA. April 26.—After four days at sea
the American delegation, having re
lieved the strain of the closing days of
the Naval Conference, has resumed its
formal conferences today In preparing
the ground for the ratification of the
naval treaty by the United States
Senate.
Whether they have been advised from
Washington, the delegates expect con
siderable resistance from the big navy
exponents in the Capital and, while
confident of ratification, they are over
looking no opportunity to stimulate
popular support of the treaty.
That is one of the reasons why they
have accepted promptly the offer of a
civic reception by Mayor James J.
Walker upon arrival in New York on
Tuesday, although the delegates would
have preferred to proceed to Washing
ton with as little delay as possible.
Morrow Wanted in Senate.
Here it is taken for granted that a
strong movement is on toward the pres
ence of Ambassador Dwight W. Mor
row in the Senate in time to assist in
the ratification of the treaty, thus hav
ing three of the seven delegates on the
lloor for the anticipated debate, buß
reports that he will lead the fight for
ratification arc considered ill-founded,
especially since two members of the
foreign relations committee, in the per
sons of Senator Reed, Republican, and
Senator Robinson, minority leader,
have represented the United States at
London.
Ambassador Morrow himself Insists
that I*2 must see President Hoover be
fore deciding as to when he will take
up his seat in the Senate, as he con
templates a return to Mexico for a
brief time.
To expedite his decision, Mr. Mor
row is planning to stop over at his
residence at Englewood, N. J., only
Tuesday night for a short talk with
his political advisers and then go to
Washington on Wednesday.
Prepare* Data for Hoover.
In the meanwhile, at thj request of
Secretary Stlmson, Ambassador Mor
row is preparing an exhaustive memo
randum for President Hoover, which
is to be supplemented subsequently by
a personal one from Mr. Stlmson.
As chairman of the jurists’ commit
tee which drafted the treaty, Mr.
Morrow took the leadership of the
conference in its final 10 days.
Although he faces a Republican sen
atorial primary election in New Jersey
in June, which will require him to
state his attitude on prohibition and
other issues, Mr. Morrow is determined
to finish "this Job" before addressing
himself publicly to the New Jersey
political situation.
Comdr. Harold C. Train, on duty
With the naval general board, was
assisting him tonight in preparing the
memorandum, white Mr. Stimson held
• long conference with Admiral William
V. Pratt and later with Senator Robin
son. The latter is counted on to line
up the Democratic Senators, which in
Itself would be sufficient to block the
treaty.
Secretary Stimson has exchanged
radiograms with both President Hoover
and Prime Minister Macdonald while
at sea and Charles Francis Adams,
Secretary of the Navy, and A. V. Alex
ander, first loard of tho admiralty, ex
changed felicitations by radio.
Pratt to Return to Capital.
Indications that naval advisers will
be wanted on Capitol Hill forthwith
have resulted in Secretary Adams order
ing Admiral Pratt to return to Wash
ington rather than to the fleet for
the present.
Secretary Adams and Admiral Pratt
also are making progress with the
(Continued on Page 2, Column 8.)
BOULDER-pOWER
CONTRACTS SIGNED
Xos Angeles, 11 Small Cities and
California Edison Agree to
Take 64 Per Cent.
By the Associated Press.
LOS ANGELES, April 26.—Fifty-year
contracts with the Government for the
purchase of Boulder Dam electric power
were signed today by the City of Los
Angeles, the directors of the Metropoli
tan Water District and directors of the
Southern California Edison Co.
Signing of the contracts, which call
for delivery to the three California
groups of 64 per cent of the dams' total
estimated power capacity of 650,000
horsepower, paved the way for imme
diate action by the Government for
construction of the mammoth project.
J Northcutt Ely, assistant to the Secre
tary of the Interior, will leave tomorrow
, by airplane for Washington with the
signed contracts. The Secretary is ex
pected to take them before Congress im
mediately and request an appropriation
for construction of the dam.
Under the terms of the contract the
Government agrees to pay all costs of
Installing the $21,000,000 power-gener
ating machinery. The two lessees agree
to pav a rental in 10 annual install
ments that in 50 years will amortize the
cost of equipment with 4 per cent in
terest. Title to the dam and power
plants will remain with the Govern
ment.
The City of Los Angeles is allocated
18 per cent of the 650,000 horsepower
total to be generated. It will operate
power units, however, generating up to
91 per cent of the power. The Metro
politan water district, which is allo
cated 36 per cent of the power, the 11
■mail southern California cities that
are members with Los Angeles in the
Metropolitan water district are allo
cated 6 per cent and Arizona and Ne
vada, with allocations of 18 per cent
apiece, will get their power through the
City of Los Angeles. The Edison Co.
contracts for 9 per cent of the power
from the dam.
Q1 A(Y7 Entered as second class matter
post office. Washington. D. C.
Club for Disgusted
Millionaires Gets
Charter in Illinois
By the Associated Press.
SPRINGFIELD. 111., April 26.
Having a lot of money must have
its drawbacks, if the name of a
Chicago club chartered here to
day means anything.
“Disgusted Milloinaires’ Club,”
was the name of the club provided
for in the charter. The incor
porators were State Senator James
B. Leonardo, Daniel R. Altlco and
John P. Campo, none of whom is
reputed to be a millionaire.
It was said that world-weary
men of great wealth would be en
rolled as members for the general
Improvement of the social welfare
of all concerned.
ROOSEVELT HAILED
AS ’32 CANDIDATE
Wheeler, Urging New York
Governor as Standard Bear
er, Hits Hoover.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YOAK, April 26.—Gov. Frank
lin D. Roosevelt was hailed tonight as
the winning standard bearer of a mili
tant progressive Democratic party in
1932 by Senator Burton K. Wheeler
of Montana In an address at the an
nual Jefferson day dinner of the Na
tional Democratic Club.
Senator Wheeler said the “over
shadowing issue” before the American
people was control of electric power.
He added that the Democratic party
of the Nation must follow the policy
of the Democrats of New York, as led
by former Gov. Alfred E. Smith and
Gov. Roosevelt, and preserve the con
trol of the people.
Gov. Roosevelt spoke on Thomas
Jefferson. Other speakers were Mrs.
Nellie Tayloe Ross, former Governor of
Wyoming, and Supreme Court Justice
John L. Walsh, who was toastmaster.
More than 2,000 Democrats, including
several party leaders, attended.
Power Control Held Vital.
"Whoever controls the electric power
of the Nation in the future will control
the economic life of the Nation,” Sena
tor Wheeler said.
“Power is the one issue upon which
the Republicans dare not compromise.
It is their one love from which they
dare not desert, and as I look over the
field for a general to lead the people
to victory under the banner of a re
united, militant progressive party. I
cannot help but fasten my attention
upon your governor. The West Is look
ing to Rosevelt to lead the fight; and
with him I feel sure we can win.”
Senator Wheeler criticized the old
line Republicans in Congress and said
the administration of President Hoover
had failed to relieve unemployment.
He also criticized the establishment of
a Cttnmission to alter tariff rates fixed
by Congress and said that a coalition
of Democrats and Progressive Republi
cans was trying to reclaim this power
for the legislative branch of the Gov
ernment.
Pleads for States Rights.
Gov. Roosevelt urged Democrats to
preserve their adherence to the states
rights doctrine of the founder of the
party, as its chief distinguishing fea
ture. Numerous national questions, he
said, would find solution in application
of the principles of Thomas Jefferson.
“Thomas Jefferson, were he alive to
day, would be a champion of social and
economic justice," said the governor.
“I am certain that Thomas Jefferson
would regard with some misgivings some
trends in American business life. I
refer particularly to the concentration
of economic power in a small number
of groups, composed of a small number
of individuals, and especially the con
trol of public utilities by half a dozen |
of such groups; the spread of the
chain store system, and the control of
capital Itself through huge bank con
solidations.”
Mrs. Roos criticized the administra
tion’s record in the first quarter of this
term. She contrasted the Republican
“rule,” which, she said, expressed the
political philosophy of Alexander Ham
ilton, with the principles of the Demo
cratic party, founded “entirely on the
political principles of Jefferson.”
Prominent Democrats among the
diner* included former Gov. Smith,
Senator Key Pittman of Nevada; for
mer Gov. Harry F. Byrd of Virginia,
and Senators Royal S. Copeland and
Robert F. Wagner of New York.
Voicing criticism of President Hoo
ver, Senator; Wheeler said:
“The country realizes that we are
drifting from democracy and building
up in Washington the- greatest bu
reaucracy the world has ever seen.
“It is autocratic, inefficient and in
some instances corrupt. But Mr. Hoo
ver seems bent on having Congress dele
gate all the power conferred on it to
commissions.”
Charges Tampering With Liberties.
Wheeler said Thomas Jefferson,
founder of the Democratic party,
"called attention to the iniquity of an
executive’s dodging responsibility be
hind this sort of barricade.”
“History is full of instances," he con
tinued, “which show chiefs of govern
ment tampering with the liberties of
the people through the indirect mech
anism of a council or a commission
who would hesitate to go so far in
their own proper persons.
“Obviously a commission appointed
by the President, over which he has
full power of appointment and direct
charge, is going to register nothing
but the President’s will.”
ADMITS KILLING MOTHER
i
TEXARKANA, Tex.. April 26 UP).—
George Lloyd Baker, 19, confessed to
day, according to officers, that he shot
and killed his mother, Mrs. G. W. Baker,
45, yesterday at her home near Avery,
Tex.
Officers said the woman was shot and
' killed during an argument over division
1 of property left by her estranged hus
, band. The youth was being held at
j Clarksville, Tex.
TROUBLE SPILLS ON CHICAGOAN
AS BUCKET OF PAINT TUMBLES
Shaves His Head, Girl Objects, So He Slaps Her, Then
Wife Learns Where He Is.
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, April 26.—1 t was Just one
thing after another in the case of Sam
uel Eremo.
First, there was the gTeen paint which
tumbled down on his head, necessitating
the shaving off of his wavy brown hair.
Mary Ann Gulledge, 18, didn’t like the
bald head, and she said so, whereupon
1
SumLui Pfetf.
V W!TH DAILY EVENING EDITION
RAID ON SALT DEPOT
PLANNED BYGANDHI
TO INCREASE DRIVE
Nationalist Leader Appeals
for Martyrs to Follow Him
in Campaign.
INDIA IS MORE QUIET;
TROOPS ARE ON GUARD
Mahatma Wishes Supporters Would
Suffer From Violence of
Government Agencies.
By the Associated Press.
BOMBAY, India, April 26—Mahatma
Gandhi announced a stronger move in
his campaign of civil disobedience to
day, asserting he soon would lead a
group to take possession of the gov
ernment salt depot at Dharasana.
Previous manifestations sponsored by
the Nationalist leader have centered
around the manufacture of salt Illegally.
At the outset of his campaign, he ruled
out a suggestion that salt depots be
raided, fearing that government au
thorities would fire on the invaders.
Now Gandhi is prepared to offer his
head for the cause, he told a crowd at
Charvada, whence he had motored from
Bulsar. He said he would take with him
both men and women, but only those
who wore homespun cloth, had given up
liquor and boycotted foreign cloth.
India Is More Quiet.
During the address the Mahatma
made a strong appeal for martyrs, say
ing he would have been glad if Ramnik
Nal—his first supporter— had been shot
or suffered a broken head instead of
having been arrested. He added that
he and all his volunteers would pre
sent their broken heads to the govern
ment.
He concluded by saying that break
ing of the salt act alone would not
bring independence, asserting that other
acts would have to be violated to at
tain the desired end.
News from other parts of India
showed the country more quiet than
recently. Peshawar was orderly and it
was said that the fierce border tribes
living about the city apparently had
not been stirred by disturbances in the
town. But troops still were on the
alert, machine guns were posted at all
•strategic points and markets were
closed.
Gold Fields Are Storm Center.
The gold fields of Oorgaum remained
a storm center. Strikers burned sev
eral buildings today and coolies em
ployed in the mines began a general
exodus to their own villages.
Two platoons of Assam rifles havt
arrived at Chittagong to aid the search
for the insurgents who attacked the
arsenal in that town last week.
Unofficial reports said today that the
insurgents had fled from the Hatha
zari Mountains and that 23 guns, with
some ammunition, had been seized by
the troops.
earlyMseen
IN P.O. LEASE QUIZ
.Blaine Expects Probe Into
Charges of Fraud to Begin
This Week.
By the Associated Press.
Senator Blaine, Republican, of Wis
consin said yesterday he was ready to
begin active investigation early this
week of charges of fraud and corruption
surrounding the more than 6,000 leases
held by the Government.
Blaine Is chairman of the special
committee appointed by the Senate to
make the inquiry. Listing cities and
States in which he said he already has
evidence showing irregularities, he said
“every single post office lease will be in
vestigated.”
Special investigators will be selected
when the committee meets tomorrow or
Tuesday, Blaine added, and at the same
time he will outline a “plan of attack”
for the investigation. The Inquiry was
ordered after It was charged In the Sen
ate that widespread corruption and
fraud had been practiced In completion
of the leases.
Blaine said there were 26 “profession
al bidders” and that they had been
especially active in large cities such as
St. Paul, St. Louis and Boston. It Is
expected that the investigating commit
tee will go to cities in which informa
tion indicates ground for special in
quiry.
“A great many leases In Ohio and
Illinois and in Massacsusetts and Penn
sylvania need investigation,” Blaine
said. “As yet I have been unable to
go through but a little of the evidence
that has been given me.”
TWO DIE IN FIRE
Kentuckian, 81, and Daughter Are
Trapped in House.
PRINCETON, Ky„ April 26 (IP)
t William W. Russell, 81, and his daugh
, ter, Mary, 52, were burned to death in
, their home near here today.
The flames were discovered by a son
i who aroused the household, but Mr.
i Russell and his daughter became con
- fused and went upstairs where they
t were trapped. Another daughter and
the son and Mrs. Russell escaped.
Samuel slapped her and she had him
arrested.
That wasn’t so bad, but his arrest re
vealed his whereabouts to his wife
Evelyn, and she got a warrant for him.
The whole situation distressed Judge
Allegrettl, but he finally decided to let
Eremo go on probation.
WASHINGTON, D. C., SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 27, 1930-124 PAGES. *
FEATURES OF THE FORTY-FIFTH ANNUAL DINNER OF THE GRIDIRON CLUB.
PARITY SATIRIZED
BY GRIDIRON CLUB
Administration Leaders
Escape Newspaper Men’s
Barbs at Dinner.
“You are old. Mother England, with
> weapons galore,
And your fleet Is uncommonly fat.
And your cruisers now aggregate 50 or
more,
Pray what Is the reason for that?"
“Little Alice” Stimson made this in
quiry of the White Knight—Ramsey
Macdonald —in the Gridiron Club's ver
sion of the London Naval Conference,
at the club’s annual Spring dinner In
the Willard Hotel last night.
“White Knight” Macdonald replied:
"In our youth, when the shillings
and pence were more free,
I kept all my ships very supple,
But since you insist on the famous 5—3,
I don’t mind if you build a couple."
President Hoover and a distinguished
list of guests followed the adventures
of “Alice” Stimson in the wonderland
of the London Conference, which the
White Knight declared to be “a sort of
diet. The object is to reduce.”
“What size do you want to be?” con
tinued White Knight Macdonald.
“I am not particular as to size, but
I should like to be a little larger;
230,000 tons is a wretched size to be.
I want to be just the same size as you
are.”
The dinner last night marked the
forty-fifth anniversary of the famous
organization of newspapermen. In ad
dition to the Naval Conference, the club
dealt in song and jest and prophecy
with the principal topics of the day,
including prohibition, the tariff, unem
ployment, the coming congressional
campaign. The President was the tar
get of some of the barbs and few of
his associates in the administration
were spared. Nor did the Democrats
and the “sons of wild jackasses” from
the West go unscathed.
The President, as courtesy and custom
required, was given the fullest oppor
tunity to make reply and he accepted.
But what he said must go unrecorded
under a time-honored rule of the club
(Continued on Page 3, Column 1.)
TODAY’S STAR
PART ONE—2B PAGES.
General News —Local, National and
Foreign. , . _ „
Schools and Colleges—Pages B-4 and B-5
District of Columbia Naval Reserve —
Page B-10.
PART TWO—IO PAGES.
Editorial Section—Editorials and Edi
torial Features.
At Community Centers—Page 6.
Spanish War Veterans—Page 6.
Serial Story, “Jim the Conquerer”—
Page 8. _
Army and Navy News—Page 8.
D. A. R. Activities—Page 8.
Y. W. C. A. Activities—Page 8.
Gold Star Mothers—Page 10.
PART THREE—I 2 PAGES.
Society.
Parent-Teacher Activities—Page 9.
PART FOUR—I 4 PAGES.
Amusement Section —Theater, Screen
and Music.
In the Motor World—Pages 5. 6 and 7.
Aviation Activities—Pages 8 and 9.
Fraternities —Page 10.
News of the Clubs —Page 11.
Organized Reserves —Page 11.
Veterans of Great War —Page 12.
Radio News—Page 13.
District National Guard—Page 14.
PART FIVE—4 PAGES.
Sports Section.
PART SIX—I 2 PAGES.
Financial and Classified Advertising.
PART SEVEN—24 PAGES.
Magazine Section.
Review of New Books—Page 18.
Notes of Art and Artists—Page 19.
Cross-word Puzzle—Page 22.
GRAPHIC SECTION—I 2 PAGES.
World Events in Pictures.
. COLOR SECTION—B PAGES.
. Moon Mullins; Mutt and Jeff; Reg'lar
! Fellers; Mr. and Mrs.; Little Orphan
t Annie; Brutus; Somebody’s Btenog;
High Lights of History.
Gridiron President
mV
iHm
CHARLES S. GROVES,
Inaugurated president of the Gridiron
Club at the dinner last night.
SOUTHERN LEADERS
DENY INTIMIDATION
Parker Fight Reprisal Charges
Are Held to Be
Unfounded.
By the Associated Press.
Telegrams denying reports that col
ored people were being intimidated in
North Carolina because the National
Association for Advancement of Colored
People opposed the appointments of
Judge John J. Parker to the Supreme
Court were made public yesterday by
Senator Overman, Democrat, North
Carolina.
The telegrams were from Gov. Max
Gardner, Federal Judge John J. Hayes
and James H. Ramsay, Salisbury post
master. They were received as Senate
Republican leaders were attempting to
line up enough votes to insure confirma
tion when the appointment is taken up
in the Senate this week. Both opponents
and supporters of Parker expressed the
opinion that the vote would be close.
Debate on the nomination will begin
at 3 p.m. tomorrow, and is expected to
consume most of the week.
Administration Senators are known to
be depending on a number of Demo
cratic votes to secure confirmation.
There were indications, however, that
some of the Democrats expected by Re
publican leaders to support Parker might
vote against confirmation.
The nomination is also opposed by
organized labor on account of a deci
sion rendered by Judge Parker uphold
ing a contract which required enployes
to promise not to join a labor union.
The Senate Judiciary committee voted
10 to 6 against Parker.
In a letter yesterday to Rignal W.
Baldwin, a Marion, N. C., textile oper
ator who lives at Baltimore, Senator
Borah, Republican, Idaho, who Is op
posed to Parker, said the controversy
involved “a so-called contract which,
in my Judgment, ought to have no
place in a free government and can
have no place in any defensible system
of social Justice.”
Borah quoted from a letter written
him by Baldwin which said: “Labor
has rights, and I recognize them. But
labor, because of its enormous vote
and organization, has thereby no In
creased rights.”
Borah wrote In reply, "I thoroughly
agree. “Labor has no rights because of
its votes, great or small, but it has
rights regardless of its votes.”
Fire Destroys Mourner’s Home.
QUAKER VALLEY, Kans., April 26
(IP). —Joe Angel returned today from a
visit to the grave of his wife, who
burned to death last January, to find
that fire had destroyed his home during
his absence.
3 LAWYERS GET
ATLANTA TERMS
Trio Convicted of Conspiring
to Bribe Jurors in Utah
Lead Trial.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, April 26.—Three law
yers convicted three weeks ago of
charges growing out of the investiga
tion into the “hung” jury in the Utah
Lead mail fraud trial, were sentenced
to the Federal penitentiary at Atlanta
today by Federal Judge John C. Knox.
Arthur N. Sager, former Circuit At
torney of St. Louis and later an asisst
ant United States attorney general, re
ceived a two-year term for each of the
three counts on which he was con
victed, the first two sentences to run
concurrently and the third to be sus
pended during good behavior.
Barred From U. S. Office.
Judge Knox also disqualified him for
ever for any position of honor or trust
in the United States Government.
Joseph Shalleck and Edward H. Rey
nolds, who were convicted only of con
spiracy—Sager was convicted also of
bribing a juror—were sentenced to two
years and eighteen months, respectively.
The sentences were stayed for two
weeks and ball of $2,500 each continued,
pending appeals. .
Judge Knox said imposing sentence
was difficult because he had known all
three men for several years. He added
that he believed there was little dif
ference between them and so was pass
ing almost identical sentences.
Case Ends in Mistrial.
The Utah Lead case ended in a mis
trial with one juror, John Cruz, hold
ing out for acquittal. Questioning by
United States Attorney Charles H.
Tuttle brought a confession from Cruz
that he had received $3lO to hold out
for an acquittal. The juror implicated
the defense lawyers and Murray
Wechsler, a Federal Court bailiff.
Wechsler confessed to acting as Inter
mediary and both he and Cruz testified
at the trial for the Government.
Neither was indicted.
SHEPARD RELEASED
Army Officer Accused of Wife Mur
der Out on Bond.
DENVER, Colo., April 26 (IP).— Maj.
Charles A. Shepard, 59, charged with
the poison murder of his second wife at
Fort Riley, Kans., last June, was re
leased from jail today on $20,000 bond.
Trial of the Army officer has been set
tentatively for the December term of
Federal District Court at Kansas City,
Kans.
Maj. Shepard said he intended to re
port at Fitzsimmons General Hospital
here to resume his medical duties. He
had been in Jail since March 29.
ENGLAND CHEERS FIRST GERMAN
ZEPPELIN OVER LONDON SINCE WAR
Graf Greeted by Thousands, but Foot Ball Fans, Their
Team Behind, Resent Distraction From Game.
By the Associated Press.
CARDINGTON, England, April 26.
The Graf Zeppelin, first of her type
and nationality to cross English shores
since German airships rained bombs
upon London during the World War,
called at this British airship center to
day and was greeted by thousands of
persons.
After taking on her commander, Dr.
Hugo Eckener and discharging passen
gers. mails and luggage, the Graf rose
swiftly and headed for London on the
homeward Journey to Germany.
Twelve years ago the appearance of
a Zeppelin over England was a signal
of terror. Sirens shrieked a warning,
all illumination except searchlights was
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IN WASHINGTON AND SUBURBS
115,000,ra LOAN
BILL DISAPPROVED
BY COMMISSIONERS
Letter Tells Senator Capper
Stand in Accordance With
Hoover, Financial Plan.
ACTION MAY DEFEAT
AIRPORT MEASURE
Doom of Municipal Center Under
taking Follows Personal Visit
of Budget Official.
The District Commissioners yesterday
disapproved the Capper bill, providing
for a loan of $15,000,000 to the District
from the Federal Government for use
in buying land and constructing build
ings at the new municipal center. A
letter containing their action on the
bill was sent to Senator Capper. The
bill was submitted by the Commission
ers to the Bureau of the Budget and
the bureau reported that the proposed
expenditure of Federal funds would not
be in accordance with the financial pro
gram of the President.
Commissioner Reichelderfer had pre
viously testified before the Senate Dis
trict committee that while the Commis
sioners were not opposed to the bill,
they did oppose the clause providing
for payment of 3'/ 2 per cent Interest
on the loan, and that if the bill were to
be passed this should be stricken out.
Yesterday’s letter changes their stand
to one of complete disapproval of the
bill.
Likely Blow to Airport.
This action, taken in connection with
the recent warning of the President
that bills appropriating Federal funds
must be held down, is regarded by some
to be a deathblow not only to the Cap-
Ser bill but probably also at the Bing
am airport bill, which provides for a
loan of $2,500,000 of Federal money to
the District. The Cranston bill, provid
ing a loan of $16,000,000, was approved
by the Budget Bureau on February 12,
1929.
These three bills, providing for loans
from the national to the local govern
ment for various projects, total $35,-
500,000. In addition there is a proposal
on foot for a payment of $5,000,000 by
the national to the municipal govern
ment when the Federal Government
takes over the present District Building
as part of its development of the tri
angle bounded by the Mall, Pennsyl
vania avenue and Fifteenth street. The
prospect of turning $38,500,000 over to
the local government out of Federal
funds within a relatively short time Is
thought by some so radically in conflict
with the statement of the President
that Federal appropriations must be cut
down that all or the bills are considered
more or less endangered. The airport
bill has never been sent to the Budget
Bureau for report.
The report on the Capper bill was
(Continued on Page 2, Column 2.)
LINDBERGH GIVEN
WELCH CUBA
Colonel Reaches Havana on
First Leg of Flight to
Canal Zone;
By the Associated Press.
HAVANA, April 26.—Completing in
two hours and three minutes the first
leg of an inaugural air mail flight from
Miami across the Caribbean Sea to the
Canal Zone, Col. Charles A. Lindbergh
landed at the Pan American Airways
Field at 5:36 o'clock this afternoon.
He took off from Miami at 3:33 pan.
and will leave Havana tomorrow at day
break for Cristobal, Canal Zone, via
Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, where he
will refuel. He plans to reach Cristo
bal at 6 p.m.
Accompanying Lindbergh were Basil
Roe, co-pilot of the Sikorsky amphibian,
and Bert Denickri, radio operator. The
plane carried 41 pounds of mail for
Havana and 211 pounds for Cristobal.
Cheered by Cubans.
Lindbergh was cheered by a crowd of
several hundred Cubans and formally
welcomed by Enrique Soler y Baro, state
department attache. He announced
that he would spend the night in the
home of George Grant Mason, Cuban
representative of the Pan American
Airways.
Col. Lindbergh smilingly saluted the
Cubans who turned out to welcome him.
He purposely delayed his landing for
several minutes in order to permit air
mail planes from the West Indies to
clear the Havana Field.
In addition to Enrique Soler y Baro,
who bears the title of “introducer of
ministers,” E. L. Reed, first secretary
of the American embassy, and Maj.
J. J. O’Hare, military attache of the
American embassy, were In the welcom
ing party.
Col. Lindbergh chatted freely with
newspaper men. He vigorously denied
he had any Intention of attempting an
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doused, Londoners ducked for their
cellars, anti-aircraft batteries opened
up and swift pursuit planes roared
aloft to attack the great flshllke pur
veyors of death.
But today the Graf Zeppelin was
hailed by thousands.
At only one place was there dissat
isfaction. That was at Wembley Sta
dium, where a foot ball game was be
ing played between Arsenal and Hud
dersfield.
As the Graf flew low and gracefully
dipped her colors to the royal box con
taining King George and the Duke of
York, booing came from the Hudders
field rooters, whose team was one goal
down.
TEN CENTS
ELSLWHKR*
PUZZLED POLICE
FIND BAKER DEATH
CLUES FRUITLESS
Search for Slayer Turns to
Home Town and Nearby
Virginia.
MISSION TO OAK GROVE
DECLARED SUCCESSFUL
Officer Fails to Disclose Purpose
of Trip—Car Thief Theory
Advanced.
Search for the slayer of Mary Baker
, carried Washington headquarters de
tectives back into nearby Virginia yes
terday, while an Arlington County of
i fleer made another trip to Oak Grove,
Va., the young woman’s home, for cer
tain Information which he said he ob
tained.
* The officer, Hugh Jones, returned to
> Arlington Court House last night, but
declined to elaborate on the statement
, that his mission had been successful. It
i is known that he was selected for the
. trip because of his knowledge of the
' Northern neck of Virginia. Mary
Baker’s parents live at Oak Grove,
, where her father. Dr. Thomas F. Baker,
, is pastor of the Episcopalian Church.
In Queen City, a colored settlement
about a mile from the culvert where
: Miss Baker’s body was found April 11,
: the investigators questioned a number
| of residents, hoping to pick up some
clue to support the theory that the
[ woman may have been killed by an au
, tomobile thief. The trip was unpro
ductive, but the detectives are going
back again today, accompanied by Com
monwealth Attorney William C. Gloth
; of Arlington County.
Seek Clue to Recovered Articles,
i Frank Smith and James Vollin, the
> two colored men held in the Arlington
. Jail for removing Miss Baker’s small
. coin purse and scarf from the aban
, doned murder car, live In Queen City,
i These men have satisfied authorities
. they know nothing about the crime, but
[ there is a suspicion on the part of Lieut.
, Edward J. Kelly, chief of the homicide
squad of the Detective Bureau, that
i some of their friends, perhaps, could
’ explain how the slain woman’s clothing
' happened to be placed in the manhole
[ sewer on the Arlington experimental
r farm of . the Department of Agriculture,
■ with Jewelry, a pair of silk stockings
; and a novel, known to have been stolen
t from parked automobiles.
A promise of immunity from prosecu
■ tion failed to bring any Information
> from the thief. As a result the de
» tectives decided to Intensify their
l search, confident that the person who
» hid the articles In the sewer is well ac
i quainted with the topography of the
t experimental farm. It Is considered
\ likely by the investigators, too, that the
thief can throw some light on the crime.
\ After the investigation In Queen City,
5 the detectives and Department of
Justice operatives, made another search
> of the experimental farm for Miss
Baker’s missing negiligee and the gun
used by the murderer. This was an
other useless hunt.
Lieut. Kelly said he Is satisfied now
that the murderer did not dispose of
the weapon, but carried it with him,
either to protect himself from capture
if pursued while making his escape, or
to prevent the authorities from obtain
ing a clue from the gun. He cannot
i understand, however, what happened to
| the woman’s negiligee. It is definitely
known that she always wore such
garments.
I Apparel Held Important Clue.
Although Lieut. Kelly has abandoned
all hope of ever finding the revolver, he
believes that Miss Baker's negiligee
must be somewhere in the vicinity of
the spot where a ring containing the
keys to her car and her home In Lyon
Park together with a receipted doctor’s
bill were found. Recovery of this
missing garment, he said, probably
1 would settle the moot question as to the
. exact spot where the assault took place.
There is yet some doubt among in
vestigators where the crime was actually
committed. Lieut. Kelly pointed out
that it would have been possible for
Miss Baker’s slayer to have shot her
in the machine while driving through
the streets of Washington, and that
there is no definite Information to show
that she was killed in Virginia.
Statements have been made by wit
nesses that they heard shots In the
vicinity of Rosslyn on the night of
April 11, when Miss Baker was
murdered, but Kelly said they may have
been mistaken for the backfire of an
automobile. The Investigators have
observed that motor busses pulling a
steep incline on the Wilson Boulevard
in the vicinity of Rosslyn often backfire,
and that the explosions, in the stillness
of the night, can be heard for a mile
or more.
Aside from the investigation In Queen
City and the renewed search for the
missing gun and Miss Baker’s negligee
on the Arlington experimental farm,
Lieut. Kelly and the other detectives
working on the case undertook to run
down several new leads regarded as
promising. The officials, however, failed
to complete the check-up late last night
and plan to resume the investigation
today, although Kelly Indicated that
he expected these leads to be of little
value in solving the crime.
Hill Hopeful of Solution.
Commonwealth Attorney Gloth and
Inspector William J. Shelby, chief of
detectives, two of the principals in the
Investigation of the murder case, took
a brief respite yesterday and devoted
but little time to the murder. Both
physically show the effects of the ten
sion of the last two weeks of activity
which has kept them working day and
night.
Despite the failure of the officials to
uncover any material clue to put them
on the trail of the murderer after two
weeks of Intensive investigation, all of
them continue to be optimistic and pre
dict the ultimate solution of the crime.
News of the murder of Miss Baker
not only spread throughout the United
States, but into a number of European
countries. One German paper, the
Frankfurter Zeitung, in its issue of April
15, carried a story on the case. The
article attributed the woman’s death
to an entirely new motive, saying she
was a victim of political revenge. The
article which carried a New York date
line, read:
“The murder of Miss Mary Baker, an
employe of the Navy Department, is
supposed to be a political crime, ac
cording to the newspapers. The secret
service is alleged already to have proof
that the Government clerk, whose body
was found last Saturday in a ditch by
a road near the National Cemetery of
Arlington in the neighborhood of Wash
ilngton, was a victim of an act of re
venge whose motive was political. The
papers assert that several prominent
• persons are Indirectly Involved in the
affair."

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