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(T7. 8. Weather Bureau Forecast.) Cloudy tonight and tomorrow; slightly cooler tonight; minimum temperature about 48 degrees. Temperatures—Highest, 72, at 3 p.m. yesterday; lowest, 54, at 5 a.m. today. report on page 9. Closing N.Y. Markets, Pages 13,14 &15 No. 31,408. HOOVER DEMANDS LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTION IN PRESENT CONGRESS SESSION Cites Five Recommendations, involving Prohibition, Court Congestion, ‘Bargain Days’ and Federal Prisons. SUBSTANTIAL PROGRESS DECLARED NOW MADE District's Lack of Dry Law En forcement Facilities Cited as Major Administrative Recom mendation in Message Urging of President. By the Associated Press. President Hoover today strongly urged Congress to act on his twice-transmitted recommenda tions for more effective criminal law enforcement before the pres ent session adjourns. In a special message, the Presi dent cited five of the recommen dations made to the special and regular sessions of Congress, which he said must be carried out “if I am to perform the high duty which falls upon the executive of enforcement of the Federal laws.” The text of the President’s mes sage follows: “In my message of June 6 and December 3, 1929, I placed before Congress the urgency of certain improvements necessary to effec tive criminal law enforcement. “Substantial progress has been made upon some of the measures proposed, yet we are nearing the end of the pres ent session, and I cannot too strongly urge the necessity of action upon all these recommendations before adjourn ment. “The most important recommenda tions made by me were five hi number: “1. There should be a transfer of the functions of detection and prosecution of prohibition cases from the Treasury Department to the Department of Jus tice and thus an ending of divided re sponsibility and effort. “An act providing for this transfer was passed by the House of Representa tives and has now been reported to the Senate by its jud ! ciary committee. “2. There must be relief afforded from congestion in the courts. While this congestion is evidenced by the dockets in many courts, its full im plications are not shown by them. Hits at “Bargain Days.” “The so-called bargain days, when light fines are imposed as the result of pleas of guilty, clear the docket, but the result distinctly undermines respect for law. “No conclusion appears to have been reached as to the method of accom plishing this, either by the judiciary committee of the Senate or by the judiciary committee of the House of Representatives. , „ . “3. There must be extension of Fed eral prisons with more adequate parole system and other modern treatment of prisoners. We have already 11,985 prisoners in establishments built for 6,946. “The number of Federal prisoners in Federal and State institutions increased 6.277 in the nine months from June 30, 1929, to April 1, 1930. “The Attorney General has stated that we cannot hope to enforce the laws unless we can have some point of reception for convicted persons. The overcrowding of the prisons themselves is inhumane and accentuates criminal tendencies. "Bills providing for this relief were passed by the House and are now, I understand, in course of being reported to the Senate by the judiciary commit tee. “4. We are in need of vigorous reor ganization of the border patrol in order to consolidate various agencies so as effectually to prevent illegal entry of both aliens and goods. Proposals to bring about such reorganization art* before the committees of Congress. "5. The District of Columbia is with out an adequate prohibition enforce ment law. A bill for that purpose has been introduced and hearings have been held before the Senate District com mittee. It should contain the safe guards recommended by the Attorney General. “We have within the limits of existing legislation improved the personnel and greatly increased the efficiency of the existing Federal machinery in criminal law enforcement during the past year. “The above reforms are necessary, however, if I am to perform the high duty which falls upon the Executive of enforcement of the Federal laws. Not All Crime Is "Wet.” "While a considerable part of this condition arises from the laws relating to intoxicating liquors, yet the laws relating to narcotics, automobile thefts, et cetera, vhich have been enacted by the Congress during recent years, also contribute to create the present condi tions. This is well indicated by the fact that less than one-third of Federal prisoners are due to prohibition. “Our obedience to law, our law en- j forcement and judicial organization, or Judicial procedure, our care and meth ods of handling prisoners, in relation to not only Federal Government but also to the State and municipal gov ernments, are far from the standards that must be secured. These proposals, while they do not comprehend the whole which remains to be done in the Nation, are a step toward lifting the Federal standards, which must have a general beneficial influence. “(Signedi HERBERT HOOVER.” Representative Garner Improves. The condition of Representative Gamer of Texas, the minority floor leader, was reported today at his office to be somewhat improved. He expects to be able to return to his duties Thursday. (Priests in Hands of Bandits. HANKOW, April 28 UP).—Dispatches received here today said that two Irish Catholic priests had been kidnaped by bandits who captured and looted the prosperous city of Sienteo-hen, Hupeh Province, 50 miles from here on the Han River. 7 ; * Entered as second class matter post office. Washington. D. C. Record Is Claimed For Child With 11 Living Grandparents By the Associated Press. FAIRMONT. W. Va„ April 28. Leola Yost, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Yost of Bennefield Creek, near Fairview, has a great-great-grandmother, seven great-grandparents and three grandparents living. That, the family claims, is a record, since the child's living grandparents total 11. PARKER CONTEST. DELAY SOUGHT BY SENATOR OVERMAN Supreme Court Nominee De fends Self in Letter to Supporter. By the Associated Press. Delay until late In the week of the debate on the nomination of Judge John J. Parker of North Carolina to the Supreme Court will be sought when the question of confirmation comes be fore the Senate late today. Senator Overman, Democrat, North Carolina, will seek to have the Senate delay debate until Thursday at the request of his colleague. Senator Sim mons, who has been called out of the city. Unanimous Consent Needed. Unanimous consent will be required for this deferment, however, and leaders believe the Senate will insist upon going ahead with the debate. Meanwhile, there was some ciscus sion of referring the nomination back to the judiciary committee to permit inquiry into a complaint sent to Chair man Norris by Ralph Hays, former sec retary to Newton D. Baker, former Sec retary of War. This complaint relates to the han dling of a war claims case by Farker as a special assistant to the Attorney General. The case was lost, but the Government later recovered damages in equity court. Senator Norris said he had lacked opportunity to study the complaint by Hays and had reached no decision on seeking recommital of the nomination. Foes of Parker, led by Senator Borah, Republican, Idaho, were confident they had sufficient votes to defeat confirma tion. Parker Defends Himself. Judge Parker himself took issue with his critics in a letter to Senator Over man of North Carolina, which the latter made public last night. He asserted that in the labor case he was bound to follow a previous decision of the Su preme Court, and that the colored pro test was based upon a misinterpretation of his campaign address. The Senate judiciary committee a week ago voted an unfavorable report upon the nomination, and at the same time defeated a motion that Judge Parker be invited to appear and reply in person to the charges that have been raised against hi’~> Specifically, tne labor protest was based upon Judge Parker’s decision as a member of the Circuit Court of Appeals, upholding an injunction which re strained the United Mine Workers from attempting to organize the employes of the Red Jacket Coal & Coke Co. of West Virginia The workers had signed the so-called “yellow dog” contracts, under which they agreed not to affiliate them selves with any union while in the em ploy of the company. On the racial protest Judge Parker wrote that In his campaign address he was seeking to answer his oppon ents, who, he said, were attempting to inject the race issue into the cam paign under a charge that the Repub lican party in North Carolina intended to organize the colored people and re store the conditions of the reconstruc tion era.” At the time, Parker was the Republican nominee for governor of the State. Tried to Be Fair. “I endeavored to conduct my cam paign for governor on a high plane and with fairness to all classes of peo ple, and, while 1 made it clear that my party was not seeking to organize the colored people of the State as a class, I at no time advocated denying them the right to participate in the ejection in cases where they were quali fied to do so, nor did I advocate deny ing them any other of their rights un- I der the Constitution and laws of the United States.” Senator Allen, Republican, Kansas, 1 last night defended Judge Parker and announced that the nominee has his : support. He said that Parker’s recent decisions have shown a lull judicial fairness to the colored race and that his decision in the Red Jacket case was the only one possible after the rulings of the Supreme Court. W. W. BRIDE IS ILL Corporation Counsel Ordered to Take Ten-Day Rest. Corporation Counsel William W. Bride is on a 10-day leave of absence on account of illness. Mr. Bride re cently suffered a collapse, attributed to hign blood pressure. Although he has been coming to the office for the past week, he did not appear in good health, and Commissioner Luther H. Reichel derfer, who is a physician, peremptorily ordered him to take the leave. The office is temporarily under direction of Vernon L. West, the principal assistant corporation counsel. "DRIPPING WET” SPEAKER’S DRINK IS DECLARED ONLY COUGH SIRUP Would-Be Illinois State Senator, Who Seemed to Enjoy Liquor Publicly, Held Magician. t By the Associated Press. , GARY, Ind April 28.—The fluid pub licly consumed at a political meeting Friday night by Anthony A. Filipak, seeking the Republican nomination for State Senator on a "dripping wet” plat form. was cough sirup, and nothing else but. This is set down because earlier in timations following Mr. Filipak’s ad dress were that the fluid was something else. In asserting his feeling against $ JEti citina y J WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION KS REVOLT IS RENEWED BY OHIO CONVICTS AFTER CHIEFS ARE TAKEN TO DUNGEON Chaplain, After Visit to Idle House, Voices Fear of Vio lence —Officials Confer on Course of Action. INMATES WON’T LISTEN TO FRIENDLY GUARDS Situation Described as Worst Yet After Quiet Was Believed Re stored—Turn Comes When 150 Columbus Police Reserves Are Removed From Prison Yards. By the Associated Press. COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 28. Believed to have been pacified after their leaders had been re moved, unruly convicts in the idle house at Ohio penitentiary re newed their revolt again this aft ernoon, after 150 Columbus police reserves had been taken from the prison yards. The convicts refused to obey orders of guards and re fused to listen to Deputy Warden J. C. Woodward, who heretofore held their confidence. When it became evident that the convicts in the white city idle house had decided to resume their passive resistance campaign against Warden Preston Thomas, whose removal they demand, Col. R. S. Haubrich of the Ohio Na tional Guard went into confer ence with other officials to map out plans to cope with the situa tion. The Rev. Father Albert O’Brien, Catholic chaplain, who came from the idle house after the revolt was renewed, said, “the situation now is worse than it has been. The convicts are very excited, and I fear that we will have bloodshed before this thing is settled.” Leaders Placed In Dungeon. Earlier today “hard-boiled” convict*, leaders of the revolt, were removed from the idle house to solitary confinement. Machine guns bristled in the prison yard as well as outside the walls, where Ohio National Guards were prepared to prevent any attempt to escape. When guards entered the Idle house to make a count, the prisoners lined up obediently and made no show of resist ance. Between 25 and 30 of the ring leaders were weeded from the main body of convicts. Conditions in the Idle house were de scribed by an unnamed guard as he came from the city of cells. He said that during the past week and up until the authorities moved against the re volted today, conditions in the idle house were “terrible.” There was open defiance of orders, stealing and gam bling going on all the time, with the few guards helpless to stop it, he said. Carrying out his statement that “this mutiny will be put down,” the warden ordered 150 policemen into the prison yard early today, and at the breakfast hour he said the unruly men in the “white city” idle house would not eat “until we have mopped up with them.” After a night of disorder in the idle house, during which prisoners ripped down cell doors because they feared to be locked in as were the 320 men who* met death a week ago by fire and smoke, the prison population awoke today to face the first effort to end the con victs’ campaign of "passive resistance” against the wardenship of Thomas. Carry Tear Gas Bombs. Police who went into the prison yard were armed with pistols, riot clubs and tear gas bombs. It was expected that after the orderly prisoners, housed in dormitories had j been fed, some effort would be made by j the authorities to enter the idle house ; and overcome the mutineers. All possible means were taken to pre ; vent any break. When a report was made that some of the idle house men had cut a hole in the roof and had (Continued on Page 2, Column 6J BRAVES ATLANTIC ALONE Greek Seaman Hopes to Sail Tiny Craft to Athens. MIAMI. Fla., April 28 (IP). —Nicholas Gongopoious, Greek seaman who seeks to sail his 16-foot boat Ulysses to Athens, Greece, was out on the Atlantic today. Gongopoious’ trip is sponsored b. the Greco-American Order of Ahepa. He carried with him provisions and water sufficient to last four months, although he expects to complete his voyage in a shorter time. The course of the Ulysses lies through the Bahamas to Bermuda, thence to the j Azores, through the Strait of Gibraltar I to Pireaus, seaport for Athens. . prohibition, Filipak produced a flask, poured something into a saucer, touched a match to it and then, as a blue flame arose, put the flask to his lips and drank. But what he drank was cough sirup His spokesman, James Bell, made this clear today after some persons had ex pressed indignation over the exhibition. Bell said Filipak by some neat leger demain put into a saucer some alcoholic fluid. This he set on fire. If the spec tators thought it was an alcoholic bev erage. that was their privilege. Bell said. WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, APRIL 28. -1930—THIRTY-TWO PAGES. ** dgr HOUSE HIVES LEGISLATIVE BILL Measure Carrying $26,- 000,000 Appropriation Is Reported by Committee. Carrying a total of $26,000,341.58, the legislative appropriation bill for, the fiscal year beginning July 1 next, was reported to the House today. This is $3,537,686.40 less than the estimates and $6,429,055.20 more than the 1930 appro* priations. The bill covers funds for support of the United States Senate, House of Representatives, Capitol po lice, joint committee on printing, office of legislative council, office of the archi tect of the Capitol, Botanic Gardens, Library of Congress and Government Printing Office. For the first time the bill carries ap propriations for salary increases under the legislative pay act of 1929 for offi cers and employes at the Capitol. The increase amounts to slightly more than $910,000. Continue Building Program. Included are several items for con tinuing work on the program for new buildings in the Capitol group, such as the Supreme Court and new House Of fice buildings, and includes $4,763,893 for carrying forward the program for developing a plaza parkway between the Capitol Building and Union Station. The working capital fund for the Government Printing Office is continued at $2,500,000. The total in the bill for the printing office, which includes the office of superintendent of documents, is $3,270,000. For the Library of Congress $2,034,- 242 is provided, of which $777,045 is for salaries. The Botanic Gardens appropriation is $194,560, with $101,260 for salaries. The office of architect of the Capitol is allowed $8,926,971.58, of which $1,000,000 is for the Supreme Court Building, $1,500,000 for construction of the new House Office Building, $4,763,- 893 for enlargement of the Capitol grounds and $365,425 for connecting new buildings with the Capitol power plant, and $341,554 for repairs to the Capitol Building. House Is Allowed $8,156,754. The total amount for the House of Representatives is $8,156,754, and for the Senate, $3,232,764. ’ Attention of Congress was called to day that a $35,477,462 development and building program is underway in the Capitol area by Representative Murphy of Ohio in making his report to the House on the bill. Because of the volume of work which this program puts on the office of the architect of the Capitol, together with his already crowding duties, additional personnel has been provided. The committee recommended two new positions—an executive assistant to the architect, at $5,600, afid an addi tional clerk, at $1,620. The $35,477,462 development and building program includes: Enlargement of the Capitol Grounds, $4,892,414; House Office Building Annex, $8,400,- C 00; Supreme Court Building construc tion, $9,740,000; Botanic Garden con servatories and site, $1,476,398; Senate Office Building, completion, $3,868,650: Library of Congress, annex and site, $7,100,000. SIO,OOO Voted for Flans. An estimate of $20,000, reduced to SIO,OOO by the committee, is recom mended to provide for the care and re pair of buildings on the site to be ac quired for the Library of Congress an nex pending the removal of the build ings to make way for construction work. The sum of SIO,OOO is recommended to enable the architect of the Capitol to secure premliminary plans, models and estimates of -ost for the building to be erected as an annex for the Library of Congress, while $5,000 is recommended for re-erection of the Bartholdi fountain between B and C streets and First and Second street' southwest. The committee has eliminated the estimate of $576,398 as the final appro priation for construction of the new Botanic Garden conservatories. The present appropriation of $300,000 for beginning work carries with It authority to contract for the entire project. COOLER WEATHER DUE Cloudy Tonight and Tomorrow Is Forecast for Washington. Washington probably will have an other period of snappy weather soon. Weather Bureau officials pre dicted it would be cloudy here tonight and tomorrow, with slightly cooler weather tonight. The lowest tempera ture tonight is expected to be 48, as compared with a minimum of 54 last night. The thermometer registered 61 shortly before noon today. Radio Programs on Page B-7 V 4 * Man Greeley Told To ‘Go West’ Is Dead In Chicago at 97 By the Associated Press. CHICAGO, April 28.—Seventy five years ago William Verity in New York, being told he had only a few months to live, asked Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune, for advice. Greeley gave him his famous advice: "Go west, young man.’’ Verity did, and lived to be 97 years old. He was one of Chica go’s pioneer business men. His funeral was today. RUM BUYER'S GUILT PUT BEFORE COURT Question Is Brought Up by Mitchell in Two Cases, Seeking Decision. By the Associated Press. Oral arguments were begun in the Supreme Court today to determine phether purchasers of illicit liquor are guilty of violating the national prohibi tion law. » The question came before the highest tribunal in two forms. In one the Gov ernment contends that those who order liquor from bootleggers knowing that It must be illegally transported to reach them, are guilty of conspiracy to violate the prohibition law. In the other, the Government expresses some doubt as to whether the purchaser who obtains liquor from a bootlegger without order ing its illegal transportation is equally guilty with the bootlegger. It was pre pared to urge, however, that the court hold him guilty. The conspiracy case was brought by the Government from Philadelphia, where Alfred E. Norris, a New York banker, was charged with violating the prohibition law when he placed orders with Joel D. Kerper of Philadelphia for the shipment of bootleg liquor. The Federal District Court at Philadelphia convicted Norris of conspiracy to violate the prohibition law, but the Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the ruling, holding that such transportation as may be necessary to effect delivery does not subject the purchaser and seller to an indictment for conspiracy to transport. Although declaring Norris guilty of con spiracy the district court announced that the mere purchase of liquor was not an offense, as did the Circuit Court of Appeals. Attorney General Mitchell in his brief in the Norris case, which furnished an outline for today’s oral argument, de clared that “whether or not the na tional prohibition act makes the act of purchase a crime in itself, it manifestly does not invest the purchaser with any special immunity from the consequences of doing those things which beyond question are made criminal. The mere fact that one is a purchaser gives him no license to violate the law with Im punity.” James E. Farrar was Indicted at Bos ton on the charge of having purchased liquor froim Frank Rotondo of Medford, Mass. The Federal District Court dis missed the case, holding that the pur chase of liquor was not an offense under the prohibition law. The Government contends that any purchase of Intoxi cating liquor without a permit is a vio lation of the Volstead act. Counsel for Farrar will take the view of the Dis trict Court that the permit required by the prohibition law applied only to those to whom a permit may .awfuily be issued, such as manufacturers using whisky, alcohol and wines in their business, and not to a purchaser from a bootlegger. Attorney General Mitchell, in his brief, pointed out that the dominant purpose of the prohibition act is the prevention of the consumption of in toxicating liquor as a bev jrage ind urged the highest court to inter pret the law to bring about that result. He took the position that the failure to include the purchase of liquor in the Volstead law as one of the acts prohibited did r.ot establish that Congress intended that the purchase of liquor should not be an offense. Any purchase of liquor not authorized by the act was, he declared, illegal. For the information of the court, he presented in his brief, however, a num ber of decisions by the courts and ex tracts from congressional debates in support of the argument tnat Congress did not intend to make the purchaser equally guilty with the seller. Pitts Contempt Hearing Delayed. G. Bryan Pitts, former chairman of the board of directors of the F. H. Smith Co., will be given an opportunity on May 7 to show cause why he should not be adjudged in contempt of court for alleged failure to answer a subpoena in the Boyle-Robertson bankruptcy case. The hearing, originally set for today, was postponed because of the inability of counsel for Pitts to appear. BAKER CLUES WANE AS GLOOM DEEPENS Officials Become More Pessi mistic With Only Flimsy Leads to Follow. With only a few flimsy leads left to be run down, Washington detectives, Department of Justice agents and Arlington County officials investigating the murder of Mary Baker, appeared today to be more pessimistic over the outcome that at any time since the crime was committeed. The most promising development in the last 24 hours was a report received at the Detective Bureau to the effect that a man in a gray cap, answering the general description of the one seen struggling with Miss Baker in her car, at Seventeenth and B streets shortly before her death, appeared in a prom inent Washington department store sev eral days after the crime searching for one of the slain woman’s friends. This man, it was said, had been drinking and when he became disorderly, the store detective ejected him. Detectives have been assignd to In vestigate the report, but the officials attached little importance to it for two reasons. One is that they cannot be lieve that tne man who murdered Miss Baker would be so bold as to make it known publicly that he was looking for a friend of the murdered woman, and secondly, the girl he was inquiring | about is not employed in any depart ment store. County Police Are Busy. Angles of the case on which Arling ton County authorities have been work ing over the week end, also failed to produce anything of value with one possible exception. This is information obtained by Policeman Hugh C. Jones of the Arlington County force, who went to the home of Rev. and Mrs. Thomas F. Baker, the slain woman’s parents, at Oak Grove, Va. on a special mission, returning late Saturday. Arlington County officials are guard ing the information with utmost secre cy. Jones intimated, however, that it was unlikely to be of any assistance in the solution of the crime, although it was being carefully checked. Jones also brought back a photo graph of a former admirer of Miss Baker. He is a former member of the Marine Corps, who now is married and living in Ohio. Police in the Ohio town looked into the movements of this man at the request of Arlington County au thorities and learned that he had not been away from home in recent weeks. The Arlington County police likewise were unable to make any connection between the crime and the suitcase full of men’s clothing found Saturday (Continued on Page 2, Column 5.) INTERNATIONAL LOAN TERMS TO BE SETTLED Reparations Offer to Be Submitted in Nine Countries After Meet ing Called for Thursday. By the Associated Press. PARIS, April 28. —Conditions of the issuance of a $300,000,000 reparations loan under the auspices of the Bank for International Settlements will be decided at a meeting to be held in Brussels Thursday between officers of the bank and representatives of the banking institutions that will partici pate in its underwriting. It is understood that instead of the originally planned $75,000,000 share, the United States bankers will take in the neighborhood of $100,000,000. The loan will be offered in nine coun tries —the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland and Italy. The general opinio nhere was that the bonds would pay from 5Va to 6 per cent. ——— HUGHES, Jr., GIVEN MEDICINE BALL AS HE LEAVES HOOVER’S "CABINET” Son of Chief Justice Formally Severs Connection With Morning Workout Group Today. Charles Evans Hughes, Jr„ who re signed as solicitor general shortly after his father became Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, today formally severed his connections with President Hoover’s medicine ball cab inet, and, after playing his final game In the rear grounds of the White House, was presented by Mr. Hoover with a medicine ball appropriately inscribed and autographed. • f The only evening paper in Washington with the Associated Press news service. Saturday’s Circulation, 114,590 Sunday’s Circulation, 118,392 UP) Means Associated Press. Metal Worker Given 30 Days for Fixing Neighbor’s Bath Tub Although he only connected a bath tub in the home of a neigh bor, John Hale, 300 block of Mis souri avenue, was convicted of In stalling plumbing fixtures without a license and fined SSO in Police Court today, in lieu of which he was sent to Jail for 30 days. Inspector Samuel Tapp testi fied before Judge Robert E. Mat tingly that Hale had connected a tub with piping in the home of William H. Fisher, who lives in the same block as Hale. Fisher also told the judge that Hale had done the work. Hale declared that he had soldered a connection on Fisher's bath tub. He said that he was a sheet metal worker and did no plumbing work. Bin REQUIRES BUT LITTLE FOOD, SCIENTISTS FIND Half a Peanut Supplies Fuel for an Hour of Contin uous Thinking. BY THOMAS R. HENRY. Thinking is cheap work. The professor absorbed in intense mental effort for an hour has an extra demand for food no greater than that of the maid who dusts off his desk for five minutes. One oyster cracker or half of a salted peanut supplies all the extra fuel the body needs for an hour’s continuous thinking. This was explained to the National Academy of Sciences here today by Dr. Francis G. Benedict and Cornelia G. Benedict of the nutrition laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of Washing ton, During the Winter, they have been measuring the physical effects of in tense thinking on five men and one woman. The method was to give the subject a series of increasingly difficult arithmetic problems to be done “in the head.” They found thinking was fol lowed immediately by a distinct in crease in the heart rate, a pronounced alteration in the general character of the respiration, a small increase in the carbonic acid exhalation and a small increase in the oxygen consumption. Some of the problems were as difficult as multiplying 873 by 67. Measurements were taken each 15 minutes and compared with similar (Continued on Page 2, Column 1.) c. ofTtolect NATIONAL COUNCIL ! Hoover and Cabinet Men to Discuss Problems on Program. An all-day business session, at which 18 business men were to be elected as directors of the National Council of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, today ushered in the eighteenth annual meeting of the chamber. Proposals for nominations to the National Council were made at meetings of the two divisions this morning, one representing chambers of commerce and the other the various trade associations affiliated with the national body. The completion of the slate and the final ele 'ilon was not expected until late to day. Meanwhile, officials of the Chamber of Commerce were preparing for tomor row’s general open session at 10 o’clock and the keynote address of President William Butterworth. “What’s Ahead for Business,” a subject embodying the general deliberations of the convention, will be discussed by John H. Fahey, president and publisher of the Worces ter, Mass., Post. Hoover to Participate. President Hoover and members of the cabinet, with their aides, will partici pate in the four-day discussions be tween Government officials and business leaders of problems Jointly concerning them. Such questions as Federal Farm Board policies, the principal issue be fore the chamber, stabilization and em ployment, railroad consolidation, chain and branch banking, trade practice and taxation are foremost among the prob lems to be considered. These will be presented to the convention in the f#rm of resolutions tomorrow. The tenth annual banquet of the In ternational Chamber of Commerce will be held at 7:30 o’clock this evening in the Mayflower Hotel, with interest cen tering in an address by Melvin A. Tray lor of Chicago on "The Bank for In ternational Settlements.” Traylor is president of the First National Bank of Chicago and a member of the organiza tion committee for the Bank for In ternational Settlements. Silas H. Strawn of Chicago, vice president of the International Chamber, will pre side and Lucius R. Eastman, American member of the economic committee of the League of Nations, will discuss “Present Conditions in Europe.” Prior to the election of directors the (Continued on Page 2, Column 8.) Mr. Hughes, who plans to make his home in New York, has been a mem ber of the medicine ball cabinet almost from its start more than a year ago and rarely missed attendance. When the 20 minutes of play was over this morning and the President and his group were sitting about in one of the ante rooms on the basement floor of the White House, talking over the morn ing's fun as they enjoyed coffee and toast, the President arose and in a brief speech presented him with the new medicine ball. TWO CENTS. nan increase IN U. S. SNARE OF DISTRICT FUNDS IS PROPOSED IN BILL Appropriation Measure Given to Senate Carries $43,- 910,855 Total, Decrease From House Figure. TEACHERS’ TRANSFER PLAN IS ELIMINATED Monroe Street Viaduct Item Is Rejected for Substitute Project. SB,OOO Is Provided for Rent of House of Detention—Total Cut Off Is $1,422,262. With the Federal lump sum to ward the upkeep of the National Capital increased from $8,000,000 to $12,000,000, the District appro priation bill for the next fiscal year was reported out of the Sen ate appropriations committee to day, carrying $43,910,855, a reduc tion of $1,422,202 from the total approved by the House. In recommending a larger con tribution by the United States to ward the District’s annual supply bill, the Senate committee ad hered to the stand it has taken In preceding years in support of the appeal of the residents of Wash ington for a more equitable di vision of expenses. Nearer 60-40 Ratio. Senator Bingham, Republican, of Connecticut, chairman of the subcom mittee in charge of the bill, said that in raising the Federal lump sum to $12,000,000 consideration was given to the amount of property that is being taken off the taxable list to make way for new buildings in the triangle and in the municipal center area. He said that the apportionment or the expenses under the bill as reported is somewhat nearer to the 60-40 ratio. The 60-40 ration was fixed by law a number of years ago, but since 1925 the house has insisted upon a lump sum contribution of $9,000,000 as the Federal share. The Senate committee cut the House linm for continuing purchase of land in the Municipal Center from $3,000,- 000 to $1,000,000, the largest single change made. Teacher Transfer Eliminated. Another important change was the striking out of the provision which would have required school authorities to fill all teacher vacancies in the first four grades of the elementary schools next year by transferring teachers from kindergartens, thereby reducing the number of kindergarten instructors, in stead of appointing normal school graduates to vacancies in the grade schools. In arriving at the net decrease of $1,422,262 in the bill as reported, the Senators made many changes in sums allowed throughout the service. They \ added, at various places in the bill, a total of $1,351,738. They eliminated from other items a total of $2,774,000 giving the net reduction of $1,422,412. With a Federal contribution of only $9,000,000, the House had allowed total appropriations of $45,333,117, The Sen ate committee narrowed the gap be tween the District and Federal burdens by making the lump sum $12,000)000 and the total of the bill $43,910,855. The Senate committee cut out the House item of $135,000 for widening and rebuilding the Monroe street via duct in Brookland. The Senate District committee, in this connection, has just reported favorably a separate bill to authorize construction of a $500,000 viaduct to eliminate the Michigan ave nue grade crossing, a block away. This bill would permit the straightening of (Continued on Page 3. Column 2.) PLANE WITHOUT WHEEL SEEN TRYING TO LAND Air Fields Here Given Scare by Report From Citizen of Laurel. A citizen of Laurel, Md., this morn ing reported seeing a red cabin mono plane with a wheel off circling about and seeking a landing, and thereby threw a scare into all of Washington's air fields. Meanwhile, the only red cabin mono plane to enter Washington did *o a few minutes after the crash scare was started, landed on two wheels and a tailskid, took on a supply of gasoline at Hoover Field and flew on to Nash ville, Tenn. Immediately after the report of the “disabled” plane was received at Boll ing Field, the field’s crash equipment, consisting of an ambulance and fire apparatus, was put on the (.Derations line and held in readiness for instant action. Other fields also were notified and were on the lookout for the dam aged ship. After an hour it was con cluded by all field officials that the Nashville-bound ship had been sighted by the Laurel resident av an angle that made it appear a wheel had been lost. EXECUTION POSTPONED Crawford to Pay Penalty for Bit ner Death in November. James Elmer Crawford, colored, will not be executed next Friday for the killing of Philip (Jack) Bitner Thanks giving day, 1928, at the gas station at Sixth street and Rhode Island avenue. Justice Peyton Gordon today postponed the electrocution until November 14. An appeal is pending in the Court of Appeals. Attorney John H. Wilson ap pears for the accused. German Naval Group Visits Italy CATANIA, Italy, April 28 UP).—‘ The first German naval squadron to visit an Italian port since the war arrived off here today, the ships including the miiser Koenigsberg and six torpedo boats. The commander, Rear Admiral Gladish, exchanged visits with local authorities.