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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.
Protestant Churches and
, Anti-Saloon League Back
ing Representative.
Ambassador Forcing Prohibition to
Forefront as Issue in Sena
torial Campaign.
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
'■ 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.)
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
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.
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Radio Programs on Pago B-6
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post office, Washinuton, D. C.
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Hard-Hitting Outfielder and
Pitcher Come to Nationals
at Once.
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
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.
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.
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.
IN $300,000 BEAZE
Acting Deputy Chief Dies
From Injuries Sustained
When Ladder Breaks.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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Two Helens of U. S. Lose in
Final Doubles at Wim
: 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
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.
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.
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
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
Scores Are Injured and Property
Damage Is Estimated at
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
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
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
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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
Chief Executive, However, Is
Confident Agreement Will
Ee Reached.
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
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
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
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.

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