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(V. 8. Weather Bureau Forecast.) Somewhat overcast tonight and to morrow; slightly cooler tonight. Temperatures—Highest, 71, at 1:45 p.m. today; lowest, 61, at 5:30 a.m. today. Pull report on page 9. Closing N.Y. Markets, Pages 13,14 &15 No. 31,451. WALSH ASKS RIGHT TO QUIZ CANNON ON POLITICAL ACTIVITY Specific Power Requested as Way Out of Bishop’s Defiance. COMMITTEEMEN CONFER i TO DETERMINE ON ACTION Chairman Caraway Devises Plan, but Declines to Make Matter Public. By the Associated Press. A proposal to ask the Senate for specific power to investigate political activities was made today by Senator Walsh, Democrat. Montana, as away out of the problem resulting from the defiance of the lobby committee by Bishop James Cannon, Jr. The Montanan, who was acting chair man when Cannon refused to answer questions and walked out, said he did not know the attitude of other com mittee men toward his investigations. "Since the question of the commit tee’s authority has been raised," Walsh said, “I think it would be better to be certain about our authority before we proceed further. I don’t think we should take any chance." Chairman Caraway held informal conferences with other committee men. He has devised a plan for dealing with the churchman, but declined to make it public pending an agreement. Whether the other members would sanction the proposal was problematical, but the lobby chairman said he hoped some de cision would be reached during the day. * Caraway, who was absent when Can non refused to answer questions about his 1928 anti-Smith activities and walked out on the committee, has par tially studied the record of the hearings and hoped to finish today. He said he had learned enough to give him a defi nite idea of what should be done. He refrained from intimating what course he favored. Make Contempt Charge. Senator Blaine, Republican, Wisconsin, contends the committee did not exceed its powers in questioning about political activities and that Cannon was guilty. Senator Robinson, Republican, In • diana, sides with Cannon. Senator Borah, Republican, Idaho, has not ' made his position known. A formal committee meeting is sched uled for tomorrow. Caraway, who had been counted upon to support the bishop in his contention that the committee had no power to in quire into his political activities, told newspaper men that he had not read the record of what took place in his absence and that he would not reach a decision until he had made a thorough itudv of the proceedings. While in Arkansas Caraway issued a statement which was interpreted as meaning he did not believe the com mittee was empowered to inquire into political activities. He explained yes terday he had meant the committee could not investigate "purely political activities.” He added, however, that if . the political activities could be linked up with lobbying, it would be a differ ent situation. "That is not the first time I have t talked and then found out later what I was talking about,” he laughingly told newspaper men. He expressed regret if his statement had caused any em barrassment to Senator Walsh, Demo crat. Montana, who has been acting chairman, and Senator Blaine, Repub lican, Wisconsin. They were the only two members Present when the bishop defied their au hority to question him and later walked from the room with a state ment that if they wanted to subpoena him he would be at his office. Walsh is a Catholic and a dry, while Blaine is the only wet member of the committee. Denies Persecution. Caraway denied Cannon’s charge that the investigation was inspired by politi cal and religious persecution. He added that four of the five committee mem bers were dry and that he thought a majority belonged to the Methodist Church Walsh and Blaine contend the com mittee was not exceeding its authority and believe Cannon was guilty of con tempt of the Senate in leaving the room without being excused. Caraway would not indicate what he thought of the bishop's action in turn ing his back on the committee. He ; added, however, that a witness "walks out at his peril." SEES SON GRADUATE Maj. Henry G. Pratt Attends Ex ercises at Lehigh University. Maj. Henry G. Pratt, superintendent of police, slipped away from the Dis trict Building yesterday long enough to watch proudly as his son, Henry G. Pratt, jr„ received a diploma in engi neering from Lehigh University. The younger Pratt has already estab lished himself with a firm of construc tion engineers in Baltimore, and left work to go back to get his diploma. College Honors Dr. Sheen. KANKAKEE, 111., June 10 (/P).—St. Viator's College today conferred the honorary decree of LL. D. on Rev. P. j < J. Sheen, D. D., of Washington. D. C. IF LAWYER MAY CARRY BRIEF CASE WHY FORBID BARBER HIS RAZOR? Concealed-Weapon Suspect Wins Freedom on Simple * Question After Arrest in Raid. A lawyer may carry a brief case and a traveling salesman a satchel without fear of apprehension, so why should a barber be arrested when found to have a razor on his person? This was the question raised when \ Thomas Stewart, colored, was brought into Police Court on a charge of carry ♦ tag a concealed weapon. John R. 1 Fitzpatrick, assistant district attorney, when he discovered that Stewart really did shave and cut hair tor his living, nolle prossed the case. * During a raid by Policemen R. S. Bryant and J. P. Flaherty of the sec- precinct, made on a house in the Entered as second class matter post office, Washington, D. C. MISS BRIDE WEDS KENNY, JR., I AFTER ELOPING TO BALTIMORE ilk ji J ! -||jk Jfe v /V || m Wm *" Mm - MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM F. KENNY, JR. —Star Staff Photo. Miss Adelaide Bride, daughter of Corporation Counsel and Mrs. W. W. Bride, eloped early this morning to Baltimore and was married to Wil liam P. Kenny, jr., son of the million aire New York political lieutenant of Alfred E. Smith in the last presidential campaign. , The young couple was married in the rectory of the Baltimore Cathedral by the Rev. Father William E. Mac kessey, chancellor of the archdiocese of Baltimore. The elopment came as a complete surprise to the bride’s parents, no en gagement between the couple having been discussed in the family, although KING CAROL BUSY FORMING CABINET; Complete Reconciliation Re ported Sought With Divorced Princess Helen. Br the Associated Press. BUCHAREST, Rumania. June 10. — King Carol 11, seeking to unify the entire country after the dramatic events of the past few days, today was busy working on the formation of a new cabinet and at the same time trying for a reconciliation with Princess Helen. In an effort to learn the extent of the remaining National opposition he summoned Gen. Averescu, head of the National opposition, to the palace today. It appeared doubtful whether the new cabinet would be completed by Wed nesday or whether it would be a straight Peasant government as repre sented by the former premier, Juliu Maniu. The Associated Press was told, on the best authority, that efforts are now in progress to bring about a recon ciliation of more than a formal nature between Carol and Princess Helen, who divorced him two years ago. It is felt that it would be a difficult situation to have the King entertain the various diplomats while Princess Helen, who under different circum stances would be Queen, remains out of the picture. The city of Bucharest was still In festive clothing today. Flags were everywhere, and there was an atmos phere of good will. Crowds were still peeping through the rails of the royal palace, which was merely guarded by three policemen and a sentinel of the guard in a tall busby, who paced before the palace portals. With the King installed in the left wing of the palace, bricklayers and stonemasons calmly continued their work of rebuilding the central portion, which recently was destroyed by fire which ruined costly paintings and the library. > The King professed today to have for gotten the activities of political enemies (Continued on Page 2, Column 1.) ARMED MOB FIRES ON INDIAN POLICE Humber of Casualties in Clash at Chechuahat, Near Ghatal, Is Unknown. i By the Associated Press. CALCUTTA, India, June 10.—A mob reported to have firearms attacked a party of police at Chechuahat, near Ghatal, today and the police were stated to have returned the fire. The number of casualties was unknown. The police party had gone to Che chuahat to investigate a report that mob violence had broken out there and that 1 one subinspector had been murdered and another had disappeared. 1300 block of Corcoran street, Stewart entered and asked for "Roy.” Dis covering that the man of whom he in quired was an officer, he started to run. He was stopped, "frisked” and found to have a weapon frequently found by police on such raids. Stewart was locked up at the precinct from Saturday until today. "I’m a barber, mister,” Fitzpatrick was told by the arrested one, but as the experienced prosecutor knew well, many persons found to have razors represented themselves as such, he only laughed. Much to Fitzpatrick’s surprise, Stewart nonchalantly pulled a pair of hair clip pers, two pair of scissors and two combs from his pocket. i . W]t JEhenitm Jlfcf. v s , J y ✓ -WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION V_/ WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 1930—THIRTY-EIGHT PAGES. *** they were friends of several years standing. The first word Miss Bride's parents had of the plans of the young couple was received this morning when her daughter called Mrs. Bride at her home In Edgemoor, Md., and told her that she had just been married to young Kenny in Baltimore. A check-up in Baltimore showed that Miss Bride and Mr. Kenny was Is sued a marriage license there at 10 o’clock this morning. Mr. Kenny yesterday afternoon wired Miss Bride that he would be down from New York for a visit and asked her to meet him at the station. She met him at the Union Station and they had dinner together, Miss Bride leaving him later for another engage (Continued on Page 2, Column 7.) CHARGES RUSSIA IS INCITING REVOLT House Group Told Moscow i Preying on American Colored Group. By the Associated Press. Testimony that “the Communist party has organized a special committee to incite revolutionary activities among the Negroes’* was given today by J. Ed gar Hoover of the Justice Department at a secret session before the House Communist investigating committee. As the second witness in the investi gation recently ordered by the House, he charged that the Communist party of America had instructed the special committee to “send selected Negroes to Moscow for special communistic train ing for world revolution.” Representative Hamilton Pish, Re publican, New York, in a brief state ment following the session gave a resume of the investigators' testimony. He said Hoover had “demonstrated the direct control of the Third Interna tionale, with headquarters in Moscow, of the Communist party of America, and reported the discussion at Moscow by the working committees of the Third Internationale." Federal Officers Restricted. Pish said that Hoover pointed out that under the laws the Federal de partments were restricted in their work of investigating the revolutionary activities of the Communists. Hoover’s testimony brought out, he said, that stronger laws were needed to permit the authorities to take action before crimes were committed. Oscar R. Luhring, Assistant Attorney General; Robert P. Kelly, chief of the Eastern European division of the State Department, and John F. Simmons, chief of the passport division, are to testify at an executive session tomorrow afternoon. Thursday the committee will hear William Green, president of the American Federation of Labor, and Edward F. McGrady of the same or ganization. The Department of Justice official followed Dr. Edmund A. Walsh, s. J., regent of the School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University, as a witness. Dr. Walsh testified yesterday at the I opening session. Dr. Walsh charged in his testimony yesterday that the Soviet government had declared “war against all human ity,” and planned to overthrow exist ing governmental systems. Dr. Walsh was a member of the Hoover Famine Relief Mission in Russia in 1921, and has been in close touch with develop ments in Russia since that time. Active Among Colored People. He said they worked through propa gandizing, teaching children in train ing camps in this country, doing busl (Continued on Page 2, Column 2J KINGSFORD-SMITH TESTS PLANE RADIO I Southern Cross May Start West ward Transatlantic Flight on Friday. By the Associated Press. DUBLIN, June 10.—Wireless tests were made at Baldonnel Airdrome to day between the Southern Cross and another plane in preparation for Capt. Charles Klngsford-Smith’s proposed transatlantic flight. The Southern Cross remained in the hangar while a Free State plane tum bled about in the air for an hour, 3 miles away. The messages were han dled by J. W. Stanage, radio expert of the Southern Cross. Stannage was enthusiastic about the results. “We have nothing to fear from bad wireless performance,” he declared. “I believe our abUity to keep in touch with the world will inspire us with ; extra confidence.” The monoplane will be flown at a height of about 200 feet as much as pcsible. Her supply of fuel was taken aboard today. Capt. Kingsford i Smith said ha hoped to be off by Fri da* BIG REWARDS SPUR BUNT FOR SLAYER OF NEWS REPORTER $30,000 Posted and SIO,OOO More Offered for “Jake” Lingle’s Murderer. CRIME SEEN AS WARNING OF GANGLAND TO PAPERS All Forces Join Together in Search as Six Are Taken in Custody. By the Associated Press. CHICAGO. June 10—One of the greatest murder hunts Chicago ever has seen was organized today. Police, State's attorney’s men, private detectives and the organized power of the press joined to track down the man who killed Alfred (Jake) Lingle, 38- year-old reporter for the Tribune, yes terday. Rewards totaling $30,000 were posted— s2s,ooo by the Tribune and $5,000 by the Chicago Evening Post. The Press Club of Chicago issued a statement that It stood ready to post an additional SIO,OOO. Two hundred or more persons were within a few feet of Lingle when he was shot down at 1:35 ociock yester day afternoon, yet the slayer not only escaped but left witnesses with a con fusion of stories as to just what hap pened. Revisit Murder Scene. Early today the Investigators revis ited the murder scene, the subway that dips under Michigan boulevard at Ran dolph street and leads to the Illinois Central Station. They wanted to re check every possible means of escape that the slayer may have taken. They sought to learn whether some clue pre viously overlooked might be revealed. Already they had thfe killer’s gun. a pocket revolver of .38 caliber, and they had the black silk glove worn by the killer to prevent telltale fingerprints being left on the pistol butt. That was about all. There were many witnesses and almost as many different stories of what happened. Several, however, tentatively identified rogue gallery pictures of Sam Hunt, Capone gunman, as closely re sembling the man who killed Lingle. Hunt, carrying a shotgun in a golf bag, was arrested a fortnight ago on the Northwest Side shortly after a gang gunning, in which the body of the victim was spirited away. He is out on bond under charges of carrying con cealed weapons. Knew Gang “Big Shots." Lingle is the first newspaper man, the Tribune pointed out, to be mur dered since Don R. Mellett, Canton, Ohio, editor, was slain in July, 1926. following his crusade against gangsters there. Lingle's 18 years as a Tribune reporter have been devoted largely to police reporting and investigation, r job that has brought him into contact with most of the "big shot" gangsters of Chicago. He was well acquainted with A1 (Scarface) Capone, among others, and once was entertained at the Capone home in Miami. The Tribune reporter, reputedly wealthy enough to retire, but staying on the job through pure joy of the work, was working on the chain of gang murders that have been committed within the last 10 days. He himself became the eleventh victim. The Tribune today said there ap peared to be no direct motive. Lingle. the paper said, had been “covering" the underworld for the Tribune for years. He had come to know most of the gang leaders. He probably knew more police men than any other person. Police Commissioner William Russell_was one (Continued on Page 2, Column 2.) DOHERTY SHORTAGE CLOSES OHIO BANK Books of Cincinnati Branch’s For mer Manager Show More Than $1,000,000 Missing. By the Associated Press. CINCINNATI, Ohio, June 10.—The Cosmopolitan Bank & Trust Co. was closed today by O. C. Gray, State super intendent of banks, after a shortage of from $575,000 to $590,000 was found in the bank accounts of the Henry L. Doherty Co., Cincinnati branch. The Doherty company was one of the largest depostitors in the Cosmo politan Bank. | Gray ordered the bank to remain closed, saying its affairs were in the hands of the State. Examiners and county officials said a shortage of more than $1,000,000 existed in the books of Amos W. Shafer, former district manager of the Doherty company, and declared the seriousness of the shortage was emphasized by the fact the bank's capital, according to a published statement March 27, amounted to only $637,377. Officials said the shortage was caused by stock market gambling operations of Shafer. Shafer was arraigned on an embezzlement charge, waived examina tion and held to the grand jury under $15,000 bond. Shafer was removed as manager yes terday by orders from the New York of fice of the company. Shafer, after his arrest, declined to make a statement. STRICKEN BISHOP BETTER Heart Attack Suffered by Northern Ohio Episcopal Head. MOUNT VERNON, Ohio, June 10 (jP). —Bishop William A. Leonard, Cleve land, head of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Ohio, was reported well on the way to recovery today from a heart attack suffered Sunday at his Summer home, near Gambler. Physicians said that his condition had shown considerable improvement, but that he would have to undergo fur ther treatment because of his advanced age. Radio Programs on Page C-4 d THE RETIRED REX RECOLLECTS! POLICY ON TREATY ' TO BE SET FORTH Foreign Relations Subcom mittee Drafting Resolu tion —No Censure. BY G. GOULD LINCOLN. A statement of the policy of the Senate foreign relations committee re garding the right of the committee to have papers and documents dealing with international treaties is to be drafted, in the form of a resolution, by a subcommittee consisting of Chairman Borah, Senator Moses of New Hamp shire and Senator Black of Alabama. The resolution will not be a demand for the papers and documents in con nection with the London naval treaty, which President Hoover through Sec retary Stimson declined to send to the committee after a request for the papers had been made by Senator John son of California, who is leading the fight in committee against the London treaty. Right to Be Expressed. “The reply of the President," said Senator Borah, after the committee meeting, "to the request for all the papers relating to the London treaty, is treated as conclusive. The resolution will express the view of the committee, however, in a general way to the com mittee’s right to have all papers ana documents that would throw light on treaties negotiated by the executive branch of the Government." Senator Black presented a resolution which undertook to set forth the policy and views of the committee at today's session. The committee determined, however, to have the resolution re drafted, following a debate which lasted for an hour and a half, and appointed a subcommittee headed by Senator Borah. The resolution was not to be con strued as censure of President Hoover for his action in regard to confidential documents which he declined to send to the foreign relations committee, ac cording to Senator Borah. Copies May Be Sent. However, if the resolution is adopted by the committee, as now seems prob able, copies of the resolution will be transmitted to the Secretary of State and the President. A resolution demanding that Presi dent Hoover reverse himself and send all the confidential data relating to the London_ negotiations_ would _be (Continued on Page 2, Column 6.) TAX AGREEMENT NEAR France and U. S. to Relieve Condi tions Affecting' American Firms. PARIS, June 10 (£>).—Agreement be tween France and the United States to abolish double taxation was said today in official quarters to be almost in sight. Remaining details may be ironed out within the next few days, although no accord is likely for a week or so. American and French experts have negotiated the matter for some time. The agreement will afford relief to American subsidiary firms in France which have suffered through being taxed both at home and abroad. The Market Place There are over 100,000 homes in Washington and suburbs where The Star is read every evening and Sunday morning. The Star is the shopping guide for most everybody who is inr terested in the latest and best offerings of Washing ton merchants. Yesterday's Advertising (Local Display) Lines. The Evening Star. . 28,606 2nd Newspaper.... 8,039 3rd Newspaper.... 6,J47 4th Newspaper.... 3,798 sth Newspaper.... 3,365 Total other four Newspapers 21,349 Read today’s ads in plan ning your shopping for to morrow. Rain Halts Came; Sam Jones Lost To Team for Trip Special Dispatch to The Btar. CLEVELAND, June 10.—Sam Jones, ailing member of the Nationals’ pitch ing staff, Is lost to the team for the re mainder of its Western trip. The veteran right-hander, suffering from glandular trouble, left the club here today for his home at Woodsfleld, Ohio, to attend to some personal affairs and tomorrow will entrain for Washington to undergo treatment from the club physician. His ailment, although not serious, Is pain ful, and it is thought he will not be fit for duty for a week or 10 days. Rain forced today’s game to be post poned. It was the last of the current Cleveland series, the Nationals moving on to Chicago for a series beginning to morrow. OFFICER STABBED BY WOMAN HERE Attacker, Believed to Be De mented, Asserts She Will Take Care of Victim. Policman Merlin E. Swanson of the third precinct, was wounded seriously early this afternoon when attacked by a white woman, believed to be demented, wielding a long butcher knife, at Con necticut avenue and R street. The woman, Mary Depenbrock, 2015 Nineteenth street, finally was overpow ered by the police office while passers by called for the police patrol wagon from the third precinct and the wom an was placed in custody. After a short questioning, the woman was sent to Gallinger Hospital for observation. Swanson, badly slashed about the legs, is in Emergency Hospital in a serious condition. Third precinct police said the woman, about a year ago, ran amuck with a butcher knife and following that was held In St. Elizabeth Hospital for mental treatment for some time. Be fore leaving the precinct, the woman, apparently returned to her normal state of mind, declared: “I have plenty of money and will take care of the policeman.” TURKS AND GREEKS SIGN FRIENDSHIP TREATY By the Associated Press. ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 10.—A treaty of friendship between Turkey and Greece was signed here today. The agreement was signed by the Turkish foreign minister. Dr. Tevflk Rushdi Bey and the Greek minister at Angora, M. Polychroniadis. The long awaited agreement was con sidered a prelude to Turko-Greek amity pacts, entailing a trip of Premier Veni zelos in October to Angora. The Turkish press said that consum mation of the friendship agreement made the Turkish horizon more peaceful than it had been for six centuries. Twenty thousand Greeks in Istanbul, who under the accord are recognized as established residents, especially wel comed the treaty. During the last seven years Inability of the two nations to agree upon their status has made them officially "lost souls,” unable to pro cure passports or any legal documents. CANADA INVITES HOOVER British Columbia Wants Him to Visit Pacific Northwest. VICTORIA, British Columbia, June 10 (/P). —Premier S. F. Tolmle today said the government of British Colum bia will invite President Hoover to visit the province on his forthcoming Pacific Northwest tour. The invitation, the premier said, is being forwarded to President Hoover by the Men’s Canadian Club of Victoria. WILL FETE ROYALTY Xing and Queen of Spain to Be Guests at V. S. Embassy. By Cable to The Star. MADRID, June 10.—The King and Queen of Spain and many other dis tinguished guests are to attend a state dinner at the American embassy here Wednesday night. This is the first time that royalties have attended an official function at the embassy since Ambassa dor Laughlin, the new envoy, assumed the post. right, I**o.) - “From Pres» to Homo Within the Hour ” The Star’* carrier system covers every city block and the regular edi tion is delivered to Washington homes as fast as the papers ara printed. Yesterday's Circulation, 112,210 UP) Means Associated Press. MELLON BELIEVED ’ TARIFF OPPONENT Secretary’s Enmity Is Held Based on Fear of Effect on Revenue and Trade. BY FREDERIC WILLIAM WILE. On indisputable authority, news reaches this writer that the influence of Andrew W. Mellon, Secretary of the Treasury, has been thrown into the balance at the eleventh hour against the Hawley-Smoot tariff bill. Whether Mr. Mellon speaks with the authority, or on behalf of, the Hoo ver administration, is not disclosed. But his hostility to the bill has been communicated to Republican leaders in the Senate, and carried, no little weight with them. That the Secretary of the Treasury’s dislike of the pro , posed law has much to do with the noncommittal attitude toward it now maintained by the two Pennsylvania , Senators, Reed and Orundy, is not doubted on Capitol Hill. Senator Reed, ever since he entered Congress, has ranked as the personal spokesman of “the greatest Secretary of the Treasury since Alexander Hamilton.” State Suffers Only Slightly. Politicians who are acquainted with 1 Mellon's opposition to the Hawley ’ Smoot “monstrosity,” as its foes dub it, r say it is a wholly short-sighted view to attribute his enmity to the bill's ’ effects on “the industrial empire of Pennsylvania.” Not only is Mr. Mellon described as too broad-gauge a man to , base his posftion on so sectional a ground, but it is declared that Pennsyl vania's interests, on the whole, suffer only slightly under the bill. Alumi i num, plate glass and pig iron, in all of which Industries Mellon interests are directly of indirectly concerned, don’t • come off as well as they’d hoped to under the Hawley-Smoot conference compromise rates. But none of them will have to put up the shutters on ac count of them. They are no longer "infant industries.” What Secretary Mellon is anxious about is the broad economic effects of the bill, should it become law. In the first place, it inevitably would slash Treasury income from customs duties on foreign imports seriously. Last_ year (Continued on Page 2, Column 3.) GRANDI RUSHES TO SEE PILSUDSKI ON MISSION Purpose of Italian Minister’s Hur ried Trip for Parley Is Un disclosed. By the Associated Press. WARSAW, June 10.—Foreign Minis ter Grandi of Italy, who arrived here last night, left by special train today for Druskiennlki on the Polish-Lith uanian frontier, where Marshal Pilsud ski now is stopping. The marshal left Warsaw only a few hours before Foreign Minister Grandi arrived. The Italian foreign minister expressed a desire to see him and de cided to make the trip today. Foreign Minister Grandi’s Insistence upon seeing the marshal has led politi cal circles to think that he has some important mission. School Girls Killed. HAMILTON, Ontario, June 10 (JP).— Two high school girls, Margaret McKay and Evelyn Booth, were killed today when the automobile in which they were driving to school was struck by a train at a crossing near Trafalgar. PARENTS OF ABANDONED BABY SAY THEY CAN’T AFFORD INFANT Police Question 19-Year-Old Mother and Husband Who Left Child With Colored Woman. While Baby Billy, 2-week-old waif, contentedly plays with his toes in a ward at the Children's Hospital, police are questioning his youthful an effort to learn why they should abandon so fetching a youngster as Billy. The 10-year-old mother, Mrs. Flossie Bowen, was located by Policewoman Mary Schnader at 1515 West Virginia avenue northeast this morning, and the husband, Roth Bowen, was taken into custody several hours later by police of the fifth precinct. Both were being questioned at the House of Detention, where investigation of the abandonment centers. TWO CENTS. SIMMONS ATTACKS CRITICS OF HOUSE IN LUMP SUM BATTLE Blanton and Cramton Join in Denunciation of Op ponents. BINGHAM EXPLAINS GAP BETWEEN FIGURES Difference in Costs of District and Federal Contribution Is . Shown to Senate. While Senator Bingham, chairman of the conferees on the District appro priation bill, was exhibiting to the Sen ate today a chart graphically showing the wide gap which exists between the total cost of running the National Cap ital and the Federal contribution of $9,000,000 a year, three members of the House launched attacks on critics who have assailed the House members in refusing to yield to the Senate proposal that the $9,000,000 lump sum be in creased. Declaring that an editorial in a morning newspaper was an attack not only upon himself but on the entire House membership, Representative Sim mons, chairman of the subcommittee on District appropriations, who per sonally has engineered the fight which has held up action on the appropria tion and police and fire increase meas ures, made a motion to insert the edl torial in the record. Representative Blanton of Texas, former member of the District com mittee, who announced some days ago on his return to the House that he was through with District affairs, declared: “Everybody knows the tax rate in the District is only $1.70 for everything— i schools, water, lights, streets, etc. It i is the cheapest tax rate in any city in ■ the United States and there is not a man who can justify a Federal con tribution of more than $9,000,000 to the District government.’’ Cramton Raps Increase. Representative Cramton of Michigan, who, as acting chairman of the sub committee on District appropriations, put through the legislation which i changed the fixed proportion policy in , fiscal relations by substituting th* $9,000,000 lump sum, spoke with con, siderable heat, saying: “The flgfr ■ Mr. Simmons has been making so abl* . for a reasonable limitation on the Fee* ’ eral contribution has at all times ha* the support, I believe, of lully nine i tenths of the membership of the Houa There has been an attempt at coercion in another legislative body and in the ; newspapers of the District to force M# : Simmons, who has made such an e*J haustive study of District appropria tions, to yield his position. They de sire to eliminate his views by personal attack when they are unable to match his logic.” Senator Bingham’s Views. In presenting the chart to the Senate, Senator Bingham declared: “I desire i to call the attention of the Senate to this chart on the wall, showing graphic ally and vividly the difference between i ;he total expenses of the District govern ment and the Federal contribution thereto, as pointed out yesterday by the ' Senator from Ohio, Mr. Fess. “The upper line indicates the steady increase in the cost of running the i District, while the lower line represents ; the amount of the Federal contribu p tlon which for several years tended to remain in line with the increases in the i bill, but which for several years past has remained stationary at $9,000,000. “It shows the unfairness of the con tention of the House conferees that there should be no compromise be tween the $9,000,000 and the $12,000,000 approved by the Senate.” The chart shows that in 1910 the total cost of running the District was about $10,000,000. This line mounts steadily through the intervening years, until, at 1930, it is near the top of the chart, with total District appropria tions of about $43,000,000, and reveal* the wide gap between that line and (he line indicating the $9,000,000 Federal contribution. Believe* Portrayal More Striking. The Senator believes that this chart indicates more strikingly than the fig ures when stated in percentages the rea sonableness of the position taken by the Senate conferees that there should be some increase in the Federal contribu tion. The placing of this map on the Senate wall comes on the heels of the statement filed yesterday by the Senate conferees, in which they unanimously described the $9,000,000 lump sura as unfair to the District. The conferees on the local supply bill came to a deadlock a week ago when, acording to the Senate conferees, the House members took the position that they would not go beyond $9,000,000. The Senate group did not stand out for the $12,000,000, but took the position that where both houses had adopted different amounts, there should be a compromise. It was noticeable that a number of Senators stopped to study the chart after it had been placed on the Senate wall. After Senator Bingham had ex plained the map, no one arose in the Senate to speak in opposition to the position which the Senate conferee* have taken in favor of an Increase in the Federal contribution. At the Detention Home Mrs. Bowen declared she left Billy with a colored woman on the first block of N street because she and her husband could not afford to keep the infant. She said she married Bowen in Fauquier County, Va., last year. The couple came to this city to live several weeks ago, and the baby was born not long afterward. The mother said she and her husband discussed the situation and Bowen said he knew a colored woman who kept babies for busy parents. The couple then took Billy to the woman. Mrs. Julia Bell, who notified the police when the parents failed to return as promised. The parents are being held for fur ther investigation.