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(0. S. Weather Bureau Forecaat ) Somewhat overcast tonight and to morrow; not much change in tempera ture. Temperatures—Highest, 83, at 3:30 p.m. yesterday; lowest, 68, at 5:15 a.m. today. Full report on page 7. Closing N.Y. Markets, Pages 13,14 &15 No. 31,455. FORT IS CONCEDED OUTSIDE CHANCE TO WIN IN NEW JERSEY Protestant Churches and , Anti-Saloon League Back ing Representative. * DRYS HOPE FOR SPLIT t-~ OF VOTE FOR MORROW Ambassador Forcing Prohibition to Forefront as Issue in Sena torial Campaign. BY G. GOULD LINCOLN. I Staff Correspondent of The Star. NEWARK, N. J., June 14. —Franklin W. Fort, eleventh-hour entry into the Republican senatorial campaign in New Jersey, is carrying the hopes of the drys in Jersey and in the rest of the country. Should he win, it will be against heavy odds. His most ardent supporters, when talking privately, declare that he has a “fighting chance." They hope he will win and they are trying to con vince themselves he will. They are looking for a political miracle, for Fort has no support from the regular organ isation leaders. Os the 10 Republican members of the House from New Jersey, 6 of them, including Fort, are said to be “drys.” Yet all of the members of the House delegation, except Fort him aelf, are said to be supporting Dwight , W. Morrow. Mr. Port's support lies not in the political organization nor in the lead- L en, with whom he is now conducting 'a sued. It lies in the Protestant churches and the Anti-Saloon League. Xfc lies also in the fact that Fort is a widely known native of New Jersey, whose father was governor of the State and whose great unclfe also held the same office. Supporters of Fort assert that the Way in which the church people have rallied to the Fort candidacy in the short space of time since Fort cast his hat in the ring, four weeks rgo, has " been little short of marvelous. The State Anti-Saloon League is the real organization back of him, however, and the league is doing its best to arouse the church people and to hold them in line for Fort, because of his declara tion of faith in the eighteenth amend 2ent. League officials admit that drys 1 over the country are deeply in terested in the success of Fort. Another way to put it would be to say that they are vitally interested in killing off Morrow, who has become a dominant figure in the anti-national prohibition ranks since his now famous speech declaring for State control cf the liquor traffic. Contributions to the Anti-Saloon League campaign war chest, to be used in the present fight have been received from far distant States, it is said. Frelinghuysen Is Factor. Much is going to depend upon how much of a vote former Senator Joseph 6. Frelinghuysen obtains in the pri mary next Tuesday. Frelinghuysen left the prohibition cause high and . dry and came out for modification of • tfee dry laws, with the Government acting as dispenser of intoxicating bev erages. The Fort people are counting '. greatly on Frelinghuysen to divide the w*t vote with Morrow, thereby enabl ing their man to slip through to a Victory. '■ The drys insist that a majority of the Republican voters of Jersey are dry. Some of them put the ratio of drys to wets among the Republicans as high as 60 or 70 per cent. If they are right and all should support Fort, it looks as though he must be nominated. But even officials of the dry league admit that not all the drys are lined up for their candidate. Many of the drys are under the influence of the Morrow claim to being an exceptional man— not a claim put forward by Morrow himself, be it well understood. Prob ably no more modest man ever entered a primary than the Ambassador to Mexico. * * There has not before been any good test to show how the Republicans of the State are lined up on the wet and dry issue. Frelinghuysen, when he ran for the senatorial nomination in 1928, was a dry. Senator Kean, who received the nomination, was regarded as more lib eral. There were five candidates in that primary. The others included for mer Gov. Stokes, also regarded as lib eral, and an out and out wet candi date snd a bone dry candidate. The last two polled in the neighborhood of 35,000 each. Kean had 167,000 votes. Stokes was second with 140,000 and on Page 2, Column 1.) NORRIS SEEKS DATA \ ON H. L. GOLDHURST Senate Resolution to Ask Justice Department if Broker's Sentence Was Commuted. ■r th« A**oei*ted Pres*. Senator Norris said today he would introduce a resolution Monday asking the Department of Justice whether the sentence of Han-y L. Goldhurst, former head of the stock brokerage concern with which Bishop James Cannon, jr., traded, has been commuted. The Nebraskan heard Goldhurst's live-year sentence has been commuted to two years and that "high officials” had attempted to have this action taken. He said the resolution would not mention Bishop Cannon. Under It the Justice Department would be requested to furnish the Sen ate with correspondence pertaining to any effort to obtain commutation for Goldhurst. Mexico Plans Food Tariff. MEXICO CITY, June 14 (/P>.—'The ministry of agriculture today received Instructions to prepare a protectionist tariff to place Mexican foodstuffs in a position to compete with foreign coun tries and discourage the large importa tion of foreign foodstuffs, which re- Htently have seriously affected Mexico’s economic condition. The ministry of industry, commerce and labor reported that one million dollar's worth of eggs was imported yearly from the United States. - T Radio Programs on Pago B-6 Entered as second class matter post office, Washinuton, D. C. Dies in Fire \ Ar-A / v «L...'^ ,-lIM ? .■ffllßpk. Jsflfr IffwßftlMiiiiffi DEPUTY CHIEF P. R. DAVIS. MANUSH, CROWDER TRADED FOR GOSLIN Hard-Hitting Outfielder and Pitcher Come to Nationals at Once. BY DENMAN THOMPSON. Goose Goslin, veteran outfielder of the Nationals today was traded to the St. Louis Club in exchange for Heinie Manush, 29-year-old flychaser and Pitcher Alvin Crowder, according to announcement by President Clark Griffith, the exchange to take place immediately and with no financial con siderations involved. This shift of players, involving as it does two of the potentially best hitters in the American League and a hurler who season before last topped all rivals in percentage of games won and lost looms as one of the most important made this year and may prove to have a decided bearing on the pennant chase in which the Cleveland, Philadelphia and Washington Clubs are setting the pace with only half a game separating them in the battle for the leadership. Coming on top of the trade engineered yesterday by which Outfielder Red Barnes was turned over to the Chicago White Sox by the Nationals in return for the right-hand hitting rookie gar dener, Dave Harris, it marks the final gesture of the Washington club to for tify itself for the stretch ahead, as the time limit for inter-club deals expires under base ball law on June 15. It is an unusual coincidence that all three of the players involved in this latest trade are in their thirtieth year, all having been born in 1901, with Crow'der, whose natal day is January 11, being the oldest, Manush’s birthday being July 20, while Goslin celebrates his anniversary on October 16. In addition there are other points of similarity in the careers of Goslin and Manush, in that they started playing professional ball about the same time and possess all-time batting records in which little difference exists, that of Manush being .338, while the mark credited to Goslin up to and including last season is .331. (Continued on Page B-8, Column 1.) 14 dielnoutbreaks OF FAMILY STRIFE Nin« Children Among Victims in Series of Killings in Germany. By the Associated Press. BERLIN, June 14. —Fourteen victims, nine of them children, died this week end in a series of outbreaks of family strife in various parts of Germany. In Prenzlau, a husband in a Jealous rage killed his wife and three children and then committed suicide. In Munich a pensioned factory fore man, despairing of the struggle to live on his meager income, killed hiS wife, two sons and himself, while at Stamnitz, near the Polish border, a mother and four children perished in their blazing home, alleged to have been fired by an angered relative. WHEAT PRICE DROPS BELOW $1 A BUSHEL Favorable Weather Reports Follow ed by Heavy Selling Move ment at Chicago. By the Associated Press. CHICAGO, June 14.—Wheat future prices dropped below a dollar a bushel on the Chicago Board of Trade today as traders, encouraged by continued re ports of auspicious weather in the do mestic and Canadian wheat belts, un loaded heavily. July wheat touched 99 Vi cents a bushel an hour after the opening, and rye also struck new low prices for the season. July wheat struck bottom at 99 cents a bushel the lowest price for wheat futures since February 25, when March contracts were traded at 98 Vi cents. The net loss for the day in wheat was IVx to 2 :,/ g cents a bushel. Clos ing prices were: July, 99V.*a99 I /2'. Sep tember, 1.01%al.01? 8 , and December, l.oeVial.oeVg. July corn hit bottom at 76'/a cents, July oats at 36*4, and July rye, like other months in rye. closed at the bottom for the day, 50Vi. TEAR GAS GUN EMPLOYED BY MAN IN QUARREL OVER PARKING SPACE Robert Cisseli Charged With Assault After Motorist’s Face and Eyes Are Burned. Robert Ashton Cisseli, 2710 Thirty sixth street, controller of the Cem mercial National Bank, used a tear gas gun to defend himself during an alter cation yesterday afternoon at Eleventh and H streets, with Lawiston V. Howell. 1927 Otis street northeast, according to a report by first precinct police. The light, It was said, developed* over an automobile parking space. \ She JEtimina Sfetf. V J V WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, JUNE 14. 1930-THIRTY-TWO PAGES. » ONE DEAD, 10 HURT IN $300,000 BEAZE AT RUDOLPH & WEST Acting Deputy Chief Dies From Injuries Sustained When Ladder Breaks. THREE OTHER FIREMEN FIGURE IN 30-FOOT FALL Police Encounter Difficulty With Crowd as Fire Destroys Hardware Store. The most disastrous fire here in re cent years swept through the Rudolph & West hardware store at 1322 New York avenue late yesterday, culminating in the death of one fireman and the injuring of 10 others, while 10 were overcome by smoke. A civilian also was injured. Three of those hurt were in a serious condition today. After an Investigation today, C. J. Achstetter, acting fire marshal, ex pressed the opinion that a carelessly tossed cigarette caused the trouble. The Rudolph-West loss was placed by the company at $300,000 in round figures; Achstetter thought it would be less. Adjoining business houses also suffered. Countless spectators, stunned by the suddenness of the t-.agedy, looked on as a towering extersion ladder snapped in two, hurtling four firemen to the concrete sidewalk below. The ladder, rearing more Mian 30 feet into the air. collapsed w.iile Its toppermost rung rested in a s.noked-filled third-story window. It was with great difficulty that po lice reserves restrained the crowd which surged forward a moment after the ladder fell. The injured were quick ly lifted into stretchers by their un daunted companions and sent away to hospitals. Included among those catapulted through the air was a weather-beaten veteran, Acting Deputy Fire Chief P, R. Davis. He died several hours later in Emergency Hospital. The others seriously hurt were Capt. Davis’ comrades—J. E. Richter, Ernest V. Fowler and Sergt. Linton T. West. Fire Chief George S. Watson, who launched an investigation both into the collapse of the ladder and the cause of the fire, said this morning he believed that, blinded by smoke, too many men got centered in one place on the ladder. Blaze Visible for Miles. The spectacular blaze in the five story brick structure was visible at its peak for miles in every direction. The structure for & time resembled a giant torch as flames shot more than 30 feet into the sky. Later as the work of the firemen began, to have a telling effect, huge billows of smoke curled upward. The heat was intense for a block in every direction, scorching buildings nearby and driving the crowds back. , J Several score policemen were required to hold in check a crowd estimated at more than 15,000 persons attracted by the fire. The throngs milled about for more than a block in every direction. Sev eral hundred of the more enterprising found perches on the roofs of neighbor ing buildings, while others crowded the windows of office buildings. New York avenue frbm Thirteenth to Fourteenth streets was piled a foot deep with hose. Traffic was paralyzed. Street cars on Fourteenth street were at a standstill some 30 minutes until hose protectors | were raised overhead. Even then prog ress was impeded to a marked degree. Nicholson Saves “Smoke Easters.” Deputy Chief Philip W. Nicholson was credited with preventing additional injuries by ordering more than a dozen "smoke eaters” from the third floor shortly before the roof caved in. sweep ing everything in its path. Tons of debris were thrown onto the floor, where the firemen had been carrying on their hand-to-hand battle with the flames. The alarm was turned in at 5:50 p.m. by Sidney Colvin, 17 years old, of 64 East Capitol street, a telegraph mes senger. After seeing smoke pour from : upstairs windows the boy pulled a box at Thirteenth and H streets. He cut his right hand in smashing the box window, later receiving treatment at George Washington University ~ Hos pital. Soon after the first apparatus ar rived the flames began to spread through the building. As the entire block was threatened, a general alarm was sounded. About 30 minutes after firemen arrived the blaze seemed to be under control. A few minutes later it appeared out of hand again and was not definitely conquered until 7 o'clock. Firemen played streams of water on the blaze from the front and rear of the building. Tons of water also were splashed on adjoining buildings to pre vent the fire from spreading. The up per stories were reached by the hose tower. The black smoke was so dense at times that firemen had difficulty in seeing where to direct the streams. Prevent Collapse of Walls. As flames shot from the upper win dows, menacing neighboring structures the walls of the Rudolph Si West Build ing, expanded by the heat, threatened to collapse. Firemen directed the streams cautiously in an effort to ex tinguish the fire before the heat pro duced this result. Although they suc ceeded in this purpose, the building was reduced to a shell. A series of muffled explosions shook i the building soon after firemen reached the scene. Officials were unable to t explain these blasts, as they said the bulk of the store's paint supply was stored in the basement, while the flames \ centered in the upper stories. They . added the heavy smoke was probably due to the burning of large supplies of [ rope located on the fifth floor. , Patrons and employes of numerous , business houses in the_vicinity were Continued on Page 2, Column 2.) According to the police report, Cisseli fired the contents of the chemical weapon into Howell’s face. The fluid is said to have gone into the latter’s eves and burned his face. He was treated at the Episcopal Ear, Eye and Throat Hospital. A charge of assault was placed against Cisseli at the first precinct. Police said It was the first case of its kind known here. P LUPESCU REPORTED GOING BACK HOME Former Companion of King Carol Accompanied by His Friends. By the Associated Press. LONDON, June 14.—A dispatch to the London Daily Mail from Berne, Switzerland, today said that Mme. | Lupescu was en route to Bucharest in the charge of two trustworthy Ru manian officers, both friends of King Carol. Shortly before Carol started for Bu charest to reclaim the crown worn by his father and son, the dispatch , said, he went to Mme. Lupescu and 1n ; formed her that the interests of the Rumanian state made it imperative that he return there. Mme. Lupescu approached him timidly, and then throwing her arms i around his neck, sobbed her resigna tion and a wish to be remembered in his thoughts always. “I know you must go, but when you are back in Bucharest you'll forget me as you have forgotten the others.” Promised Escort. The king-to-be, who is smartly moustachioed and a handsome young man, answered her with a vow that he would never forget her. and promised an arrangement whereby she would return to Rumania and would be always provided for. Mme. Lupescu expressed some fear at traveling alone, so Carol promised her an escort of two officers and the private secretary w’ho served him in his exile. The dispatch in conclusion said that Mme. Lupescu would take the Orient express Sunday at Vienna and travel to Bucharest under an assumed name. I The three with her were named as ' Maj. Paschcano, Col. Precup and ' Georges Dimltescu. She was said at i present to be at Baden, near Vienna. Intimate details of the Rumanian situation at the time of Carol’s coup d’etat were revealed by Barbu Jonescu, wealthy Rumanian, who was a friend of Carol in exile, in an interview with the Associated Press. M. Jonescu de clared that at the time of Carol’s coup the Liberals in Rumania were offering the throne to Prince Charles of Bel gium, second son of King Albert. Wanted Responsible King. The offer, M. Jonescu explained as deriving from the feeling of the Ru manian peasants that they must have a responsible king to whom they could take their troubles. Michael, the boy king, now Grand Voivode, failed to meet this need, and the Liberals planned accordingly to bring in an en tire new dynasty. A delegation was sent to meet Prince Charles, but before a reply could be received at Bucharest, Carol flew to Rumania and ascended the throne. M Jonescu said that Princess Ileana would writ# Carol of events in Ru mania, sending the letters through an intermediary since she knew if ad dressed directly to him in Paris they would be censored. He said that Carol’s first break with Queen Helen occurred in 1925 when he went to visit England at the time of the funeral of the Queen Mother, Alexandra. “Carol said that he had been in sulted by the Bratianu government over airplane purchases he had made in England. He demanded an apology and said that if it was not forthcoming before time for him to return to Ru mania he would remain away and re sign his succession to the throne. He asked Princess Helen to join him in England. She not only failed to do that but did not even write to him. That was Carol’s first break with his wife.” ALLAN HOOVER HERE FOR WEEK’S HOLIDAY Son of President Home for Short Visit Before Start of Sum mer’s Work. Allan Hoover, younger of the Hoover boys who is studying business adminis tration at Harvard University, arrived in Washington this morning for a week’s holiday before entering upon a “job” with the American Radiator Co. for the Summer. Allan will remain in Washington with 1 his father for a day or two, when he will go to the camp on the Rapidan, in Virginia to be with Mrs. Hoover recu perating there. , A ..I He will accompany his father to the dinner at the Pan-American Union to l night in honor of Julio Prestes, the l Presidet-clect of Brazil, and tomorroy l will accompany his father on a formal 5 visit to the latter’s residence here to bid 5 farewell to Dr. Prestes. The father and 1 son will then attend religious services at the Quaker Meeting House, Thirteenth t and Irving streets. Allan Hoover will return to Harvard t next Pall and expects to complete his course next Spring. Fire Chief Alone Admitted to Mint To Put Out Blaze By the Associated Press. PHILADELPHIA, June 14. The chief of the Philadelphia Fire Department was the only fireman admitted to the United States Mint early today when an alarm was turned in because of a fire in Uncle Sam’s money factory. The fire was among some rubbish in the smelting room and the alarm was turned in by persons outside the Mint who saw the fire through win dows in the basement. Hand ex tinguishers put out the blaze. No one is allowed in the Mint after working hours, and when the firemen arrived Fire Chief Ross B. Davis was admitted only after a consultation among watchmen inside, so he could I , satisfy himself all danger was over. 11 WIGHTMAN CUPWON 01 ENGLISH TEAM r - i Two Helens of U. S. Lose in Final Doubles at Wim bledon. : By the Associated Press. WIMBLEDOM, England, June 14. England's feminine tennis stars re gained the Wightman Cup by a margin of four matches to three today, beat ing America’s two aces, Helen Wills Moody and Helen Jacobs, in the final doubles matches. The British team of Mrs. Kitty Mc j Kane Godfree and Mrs. Phoebe Wat | son scored the decisive victory in the ! final match, which was close, hard | fought and decided by scores of 7 —5, I—6, 6—4. Mrs. Moody, world champion for three years, was extended to the limit in the opening set of a match with Mrs. Wat- j son today, but came through to win at 7 —5, 6—l, to give the United States a lead of three matches to two in the series. Mrs. Moody won the advantage game and then the next at love, to reap the set at 7—5, as the reward of one of the greatest rallies in the history of the woman's game. Helen, the Old Master, reappeared in the second set and won the first three games in the form expected of her. Lost First Five Games. Mrs. Moody, with her usually power ful service somewhat below par, dropped the first five games of the match to Mrs. Watson, the player who yesterday defeated Helen Jacobs. Against the withering cross-fire of the rangy English player, firmly en trenched on her base line most of the time, it seemed Impossible for Mrs. Moody to pull out the set, but this she did, at last striking her stride and sweeping seven straight games to do it. • The Americans, trailing as a result of yesterday’s play, when they were able to win only one match out of three, took heart as Helen Jacobs, playing brilliant and aggressive tennis, got away to a whirlwind start against Joan Fry. When the American won the eighth game at 4 points to 2 on her service, the end was near. Both girls seemed tired as the score seesawed through the ninth game. Three times it was deuced and each held vantage point twice be fore Miss Fty netted for the point that gave Miss Jacobs the match. Miss Jacobs’ scores against Miss Fry were almost as Impressive as those of Helen Wills Moody, who beat the same player yesterday at 6 — l, 6— l. Sarah Palfrey Loses. The defeat of the 17-year-old Boston I youngster, Sarah Palfrey, by England’s sensational star, Phyllis Mudford, 6—o, 6—2, in the sixth match brought the rival teams to even terms with one more contest to be played. England’s traditional strength in dou bles made the home team the favorite to regain the cup as the teams took the court for this all-important battle. The deciding doubles match found America's two Helens—Mrs. Moody and Miss Jacobs —playing as a team for the first time in the history of Wightman Cup competition. They were opposed by a veteran Eng lish team consisting of Mrs. Watson and Mrs. Kitty McKane Godfree. MISS DRUMMOND SOU&HT Washington Waitress' Mother Re ported Dying in Charlottesville, Va. Efforts to locate Miss Gladys Drum mond. said to be a waitress, employed in Washington, were being made this afternoon by the Washington Chamber of Commerce, following receipt of a letter from Charlottesville, Va., report ing that the woman's mother was seri ously 111 and believed to be dying. The information came to the chamber from i Mrs. H. G. Brown of 297 West Main street, Charlottesville. SAYS SNIP BOARD IGNORES HOUSE Lehlbach Charges Requests for Data Met With “Go to Hell” Refusal. By tha Associated Press. Charging that the Shipping Board tells the House merchant marine com mittee “to go to hell,” when informa tion Is sought on its ship sales activi ties, Acting Chairman Lehlbach today demanded the rules committee ap proval of his resolution for an investi gation. The New Jersey Representative com plained his committee had been unable to get information from the board, an independent agency, because it lacked authority. His resolution calls for an inquiry by a select House committee. ; Saying it might be disclosed that for eign interests dominate the American merchant marine, Lehlbach contended before the rules committee that the board ignored in some respects the policy laid down by Congress for dis posal of shipping lines. "They tell us to go to hell.” he de clared. “They laugh up their sleeves. We want to know what is the motive behind this attitude.” Lehlbach said there “were ugly ru mors” about J. W. Chapman Si Co. of New York, and the financial influences behind it. The company acquired the United States lines and the American Merchant lines from the Shipping Board, and is a bidder for the Ameri can Fiance and the American Diamond lines. TORNADOES KILL FIVE IN MIDWEST Scores Are Injured and Property Damage Is Estimated at $1,000,000. By *,he Associated Press. A series of tornadoes played leap frog across Southern Minnesota and Wisconsin late Friday and when they had played themselves out there were five dead, an injury list of more than three score and property damage esti mated at more than $1,000,000. Four persons died near Menomonie, Wis., and a man was killed at Randolph, Minn. More than 30 were injured in and near Randolph; a score were hurt around Menomonie;. 12 were Injured at Eau Claire, Wis.,; 4 at St. Paul Park, Minn., a suburb of St. Paul, with scat tered casualties in other sections of the two States. A preliminary estimate placed the damage at Eau Claire and Menomonie at more than $500,000; at Randolph more than $200,000; the region around Austin and Oslo, Minn., $75,000, with other damage at St. Paul Park, Mun son Hill, Minn., and Ellsworth and the vicinity of La Crosse, Wis. The dead: Charles Wolbert, 42, ice company operator, near Menomonie. Mrs. Wolbert, 38. Louis Haines, 25, employed by Wol bert. Mrs. Carl Kaiser, 19, killed on the Wolbejrt farm. William Drappe. 45, section foreman for the Chicago Great Western Rail road, killed at Randolph. Eighteen persons were taken to a Menomonie hospital. The storm circled three-fourths of the way around Menom onie and damage was confined to rural territory. 1 WOULD-BE SUICIDE OF 74 ASKS HE BE PERMITTED TO DIE Failing Health Blamed for Despondency of C. H. Brashear, Found in Basement Shot. A 74-year-old man, whose eyesight was dimming and whose strength was falling, shot himself through the temple shortly before noon today In the base ment of his home at 1212 Madison street and then begged the police not to have him sent to a hospital. Christopher H. Brashear was still conscious when two policemen from No. 13 precinct lifted him from where he lay on the basement floor beside a heavy-caliber revolver and carried him upstairs. Brashear’s wife, Mrs. Sadie L. Brashear, heard the report of the gun about 11:15 but the sound was “From Prent to Homo Within the Hour** The Star’s carrier system covers every city block and the regular edi tion is delivered to Washington homes as fast as the papers are printed. Yesterday’* Circulation, 111,732 (JP) Means Associated Press. Lieut. Soucek Glides I Seven Miles to Make ' Dead Stick Landing Supercharger Bursts at 38,000 Feet in Seaplane Altitude Record Attempt. Sprayed by oil from a broken super- 1 charger connection ■which filmed his goggles and froze in a great black mass on the wing of his plane, Lieut. Apollo Soucek, holder of the new world alti tude record, glided down a distance of 7 miles over the Capital with a dead motor yesterday evening for what is be lieved to be the longest “dead stick" drop ever made. The broken connection, occurring at an altitude of 38,000 feet, broke up an attempt to establish a new world alti tude record for seaplanes. The present record of 38,560 feet was established by Lieut. Soucek in the same plane on June 4, 1929. When the connection broke Lieut. Soucek was forced to cut off his en gine immediately and glide down to a forced landing 7 miles below. The de scent required a half hour, and he made a beautiful “dead stick’’ landing in the Potomac River Just off Hains Point. A motor-sailer from the Anacostia Naval Air Station was sent out to tow him back to the station. The previous dead-stick land (Continued on Page 2, Column 8.) PRESIDENT SAYS PACT IS SUFFICIENT Denies Secret Agreement and Says Senate Had Part in Negotiations. By the Associated Press. President Hoover today stood sponsor for the statement that the London naval pact contains “not one scintilla of agreement or obligation of any char acter outside the treaty itself.” This assertion was regarded as hav ing been evoked by the insistence of Senate opponents of ratification that the administration give the foreign re lations committee confidential docu ments having to do with the negotia tions of the pact. Their request has been refused. In further reply to this group the President said the Senate “through two of its members on the delegation has had a practical participation in every step of the making of the treaty.” Analyzing the cruiser provision of the ! pact, Mr, Hoover said the opposition to I these is based upon “a very small part of the fleet.” Statement by President. These assertions were corttained in a statement issued by the President late yesterday. It was the second defense of the treaty to come from the adminis tration in 24 hours. Secretary Stimson on Thursday night delivered a radio ad dress appealing for prompt ratification The President's statement follows: “The real issue in the treaty is whether we shall stop competitive naval building ! with all the destructions and dangers to international good will, which continua tion on these causes implies: whether we shall spend an enormous sum in such a race to catch up with competi tors, with no assurance that we will reach parity and proportionate strength even with such an expenditure; and whether the present agreement gives us a substantial parity and proportion ate strength and therefore, with our Army absolute defense of power, and accomplishes this by an agreement which makes for good will, for decrease in the naval armament of the world, and puts our program of naval re newals and cruiser construction at a cost far less than would otherwise be required. Revision of Program. “The treaty revises the battleship program of the Washington Arms Con ference in such a fashion that we re duce the battleship tonnage of the world by 230,230 tons, in which the United States scraps three battieships, Great Britain five battleships, Japan one battleship, and in addition to this, postpones the enormous construction program of the Washington arms treaty until after 1936. We obtain parity of our battleship fleet almost at once in stead of 10 years hence. We accom plish it without building a single new ship. The aircraft, destroyer and sub marine programs of the treaty are fair and meet with substantially no criti cism and represent a decrease in de stroyers and submarines. “Against the great battleship saving, our cruiser program inci ’uses from 300,000 tons to 320.000 tons. The point at issue in the cruiser program is whether or not we should have 30,000 tons more of cruisers with 8-inch guns advocated by the Navy board, or 58.000 tons with 6-inch guns provided by this treaty. Upon the merits or demerits of these alternatives, as to this very small part of the fleet, of about 1,125,- 000 tons, our naval advisers are sharp ly divided. Senate's Part in Treaty. “The Senate, through two of its members upon the delegation, have had a practical participation in every step in the making of the treaty. There is not one scintilla of agreement or obligation of any character outside the trcflty itself/* The Senate foreign relations com mittee. which has the treaty under con sideration, was in recess today for the week end. Chairman Borah will call the members together on Monday, and hopes to obtain a favorable report on the pact within a few days. muffled and she did not suspect Its origin until her husband’s continues, absence led her to investigate. Brashear was formerly employed at the District Building. He was retired about a year ago. He told Officers T. C. Bragg and E. F. Lewis of No. 13 pre cinct that "I wouldn't have done this if I did not want to die, so please do not take me to the hospital.” Mrs. Brashear. however, had called Emer gency Hospital and it was there her husband was taken for treatment. His condition was described as undeter mined. TAVO CENTS. HOOVER WILL ACT IN LUMP SUM IF CONFEREES FAIL Chief Executive, However, Is Confident Agreement Will Ee Reached. ANTICIPATES SOLUTION FAVORABLE TO DISTRICT President's Attitude Seems to Of fer Only Ray of Optimism in Situation. President Hoover feels confident that the Senate and House conferees will reach an agreement on the District’s $44,000,000 appropriation bill, but if hs finds that he Is mistaken, and that this measure appears doomed because of thf deadlock, he will personally take som( action to save this legislation. This was the positive opinion of thosj who discussed the subject with th| President today. No indication, how. ever, was given as to what action the President has in mind if he finds it ' necessary to do something to break the I deadlock. It is thought, however, that he will make his interests known to the leaders of both houses, with an urgent request that the differences between the I conferees be adjusted and the appropri ation bill passed. Anticipates Solution. Mr. Hoover, 1 however, has 'given the impression that he will not be called upon to act. He has been kept advised as to the legislation, and, according to his own statement, he anticipates that the conferees will sign some solution without disabling the District govern ment. The President expressed himself to that extent at his conference with newspaper correspondents yesterday when he was asked if he would do any thing or say anything to break the con ferees’ deadlock. Today, the President, while discussing the matter privately, was represented as being determined to help personally in saving the bill. Meanwhile, Chairman Simmons of the subcommittee on District appro priations. responsible for the deadlock, is having drafted today a continuing resolution under which current appro priations for carrying on the routine work of the District government would be extended during the fiscal year, be ginning July 1, next. Under this con tinuing resolution, none of the new public works projects would be started and all unusual appropriations would be eliminated except as they might be specifically mentioned in the resolu tion Itself. Simmons Holds Out. This action by Representative Sim mons was interpreted by many of his colleagues as indicating that he has become convinced that the Senate con ferees will not yield on the fiscal re lations item. Under this the House provides a $9,000,000 contribution from the Federal Government, while the bill as it passed the Senate carries $12,- 000,000. The Senate conferees insist i that there must be some compromise between these two figures while Mr. Simmons is holding out that they must accept the $9,000,000 as approved by the House or there will be no bill passed. Contraty to others’ views, however, Simmons said that he has not yet recognized that a continuing resolu tion will be needed as he still ex pects that the Senate conferees will yield to him on the $9,000,000 item. The continuing resolution will be presented in the House by Chairman Wood of the appropriations commit tee when the adjournment resolution is offered. When the conferees adjourned yes terday morning with the House mem bers still unwilling to accept the Sen ate’s offer of a compromise on the main issue of the Federal contribution, a re port was drafted setting forth their in ability to agree. Indications at the Capitol this morn ing were that there would be no fur ther developments in the situation to day. The Senate is in recess until Monday, at which time it is probable Senator Bingham, Republican of Con necticut, will file the report of the failure of the conferees to agree. With Congress likely to adjourn within 10 days or two weeks, events of the coming week probably will indicate whether there is any last-minute pos sibility of reconciling the differences be tween the two groups of conferees over the local supply measure without pres idential action. Senator Bingham had not heard this morning of any change in the situation. He reiterated what he said when the last conference adjourned yesterday, that the Senate members “expressed our willing ness to compromise,” but that the House conferees were unwilling to compro mise. GOVERNMENT WORKERS TAKE HALF-HOLIDAY First of Half-Saturdays Week Late Because of Recess After Deco ration Day. Thousands of Government employes in all departments took their first Sat urday afternoon off today under the usual Executive order authorizing week ly half-holidays during June, July, Au gust and September. The order went into effect a week lata this year to offset a holiday granted employes in the District on the Satur day following Decoration day. The order embraces all departments, executive or independent, and excludes only those individuals or groups whoss liberation would be "inconsistent with law.” CHAINS TO BROADCAST ADMIRAL BYRD’S RETURN By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, June 14 —Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd's return to New York after 16 months at the South Pole is to be broadcast by Nation-wide net works, it was announced today. Receptions that follow New York's welcome, including the presentation of a medal by President Hoover, also are to be described for the listeners of coast-to-coast chains of both the Na tional Broadcasting Co. and the Co lumbia Broadcasting System. Although no definite time for Ad miral Byrd's arrival has been set, it la expected be the morning of June 19.