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(TT. 8. Weather Bureau Forecast > Cloudy tonight; tomorrow partly cloudy; not much change In tempera ture. Temperatures—Highest, 68, at 2 p.m. yesterday; lowest, 59, at 6 a.m. today. Full report on page 9. Closing N. Y. Markets, Pages 13,14 & 15 No. 31,572. Entered as second class matter post office, Washington, I>. C. FEDERALSLAUNCH i OFFENSIVE AGAINST BRAZILIAN REBELS Forces Move North and South to Recapture Districts in Revolt. U. S. BOMBING PLANES SOUGHT BY GOVERNMENT Revolutionists Rush Troops to Meet Foes—Bloody Battle May Be Fought. By the Associated Press. RIO DE JANEIRO. October 9. President Washington Luis of Brazil announced through a government spokesman this afternoon that he had no intention of resigning his office. Revolutionary leaders had addressed a request to him late yes terday to abdicate. By the Associated Press. RIO DE JANEIRO, October 9 Federal army forces, based on the •trategic port of Florianapolis, in the state of Santa Catharina, today launched an offensive against the revo lutionary forces in that state. Gen. Costa, federal army leader, noti fied officials in the state of Sao Paulo that a force of 2,500 federal cavalry men had taken the field. This force was divided in five regiments of 500 men each. City Has Strategic Value. Possession of Florinapolis has great •trategic value as the city affords an important base for operations by fed eral troops against the rebel strongholds ; in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul and divides that state from other rebel territory'. At the same time as the federal gov ernment launched its drive in the south, further steps were taken to re- Sin important northern districts which ve been captured by the revolution ists, notably in Pernambuco, Rio Grande do Norte and Parahyba. In addition to the army reservists between the ages of 21 and 30, called up ; several days ago, the government has now called the naval reservists of the same ages in the federal district. 'Pfiese reservists mostly report for duty and then are ordered to await a second sum mons. President's Sou Reports. The first reservist to report was the youngest son of President Washington Luis. Victor Luis Pereira de Souza. The government is seeking to pur chase the latest type of bombing planes and has been making inquiries in the United States regarding quick ship ments. The government has designated Gen. Stanta Cruz as head of all loyal troops in Bahia, between Rio de Janeiro and Pernambuco, with orders to conduct an offensive against the Northern States from there. The insurgent army, it is understood here, is headed by Gen. Capt. Juarez Tabora and contains contingents from [ three States, including those troops vic torious in the week end battle which wrested Pernambuco from the hands of the garrison there. Estacion Coimbre, j reposed President of the Province, is expected to arrive in Bahia shortly aboard the liner Aratimbo. Protects Food Supply. Acting to presene its food supply, government forces have continued an advance into the State of Minas Geraes, whence most of the capitals food sup ply comes. The mountainous character of the country and the necessity of re pairing burned bridges and destroyed track are slowing up progress of the administration troops. A decree was promulgated today regulating the foodstuffs trade in the city and establishing maximum prices. Infractions of the law will be punish able with fines up to $5,000. The de cree also provides that rice, butter, frozen meat, jerked beef, lard, potatoes, peas, condensed milk, maize and fodder shall all enter Brazilian ports duty free during the next two months. Radio messages from Manaos. capi tal of Amazonas, said that the legisla tive assembly at that state had by acclamation condemned the revolution and approved the federal government. | directing the secretary to inform the President of Brazil of their full support. • Fire on Revolutionists. Dispatches from Para, or Belem, said that warships and police loyal to the government had fired upon that part of the army there which had revolted. The number of casualties was not stated. A government inquiry board found j that Communists, allegedly, had done $2,000 000 damage to the property of the subsidiary at Bahia of the Electric ; Bond & Share Co. The damage was said to have been inflicted by rioters during a Communist demonstration. REBELS PLAN FOR BATTLE. Clash With Federals Expected at State Border. MONTEVIDEO. Uruguay, October 9 (£>». —Brazilian revolutionary troops were rushed today to the border of the states of Parana and Sao Paulo, where a battle with defending federal forces was imminent. Two regiments of Cavalry and Artil lery. accompanied by considerable re serves, and 800 volunteers organized into a military brigade which have left Santa Ana Do Livramento for Castro, in the Stale of Parana, as their destination. Revolutionary quarters referring to Castro, which t* miles from (Continued on Page 2. Column 5 > HANGING SELF TO CURE CRICK IN NECK PUTS MAN IN HOSPITAL Wife Finds Georgian Unconscious and Now He’s Glad He Has Neck, Even Though Damaged. B7 the Associated Press. CUTHBERT. Ga., October 9.—The rope cure for cricks in the neck will not be used again by its inventor. John Emanuel, railroad crew foreman he an nounced today from his hospital cot. Subject to cricks. Emanuel has long employed a therapeutic method just ehort of hanging. He used a rope at tached to his neck and the ceiling just * l-'-'—v ft---. •*'«»» WINGING WAY OVER ATLANTIC - £ ■ f bpj Ml • i 9 Capt. Erroll Boyd in the Columbia, the plane that took Clarence Chamber lain and Charles A. Levine from the United States to Germany, and which he, with Harry B. Connor, is attempting to fly to Croyden, England. —Associated Press Photos. BOYD AND CONNOR OFF FOR ENGLAND ' IN VETERAN PLANE Canadian Pilot and Aide Take Advantage of Break in Fog for Sea Hop. ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland, Oc tober 9 \!P). —The monoplane Co lumbia, bound from Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, to London, passed over St. John’s at 12:10 p.m. (East ern standard time). By the t • lociated Pres*. HARBOR GRACE, Newfoundland, October 9.—Capt. Errol Boyd and Lieut. Harry Connor hopped off at 11:30 a.m. Eastern standard time, in the airplane ; Columbia, for Erfgland. The two flyers had been fog-bound at the local airport for more than tw’o ; weeks. Early today fog still hung over | the Newfoundland coast, b t, impatient at the delay, to take ad- j vantage of the first break in the 1 weather. It came during the forenoon when the j clouds broke away and the flyers de cided to take the leap immediately. It will be the Columbia’s second trans- j atlantic crossing if the flyerfc are sue- ! cessful. The airplane is owned by Charles A. Levine, who flew in it to Germany more than three years ago. His pilot was Clarence Chamberlin. Plane Is Veteran. The veteran monoplane Columbia essayed her second transatlantic cross ing when she put out over the Atlantic Ocean today from Harbor Grace, New ; foundland, with Capt. Errol Boyd at; the controls and Lieut. Harry E. Connor ! as navigator. | The old ship, which belongs to , Charles A. Levine, is the vessel in which Clarence Chamberlin and Le vine flew across the Atlantic from Roosevelt Field to Kottbus, Germany, in June, 1927. Since then it has carried Mabel 801 l to Havana. It cracked up at the take off of a projected flight to Rome, and was damaged in a flight which Levine made in it over Roosevelt Field. No other plane still in rigorous serv ice has, perhaps, the sturdy record of the Columbia. Began Last Spring. Capt. Boyd, in command of today’s flight, began last Spring to prepare for the trip. He hoped at first to start from Montreal on the flight In the lat ter part of May or early June. First Canadian-to enlist in the Royal Air Force during the World War, Boyd had flown the mails for several years. He selected Connor, who navigated the plane in which Roger Q. Williams re j cently flew to Bermuda, as his navi gator. From late August, when Boyd finally got ready for his ocean hop, until to day the project had combated mlsfor -1 tune in getting under way. He reached Montreal on September 1 from Toronto and found the plane under seizure at St. Hubert Airport under a warrant obtained at the in stance of Roger Q Williams, who in sisted that it be detained for a debt i he alleged was owed him. While legal entanglements delayed the flight, Capt. Boyd decided to break at Harbor Grace what was to have been a non-stop flight from St. Hubert to Croydon Airdrome. Down for 10 Days. Finally, on September 11, the plane ! was set free In court, and two days later Boyd and Connor got away for St. Hubert. But later that day—September 13 — the plane was forced down in a farmer's field at Chariottetown, on Prince Ed ward Island. 500 air miles from its Har bor Grace goal, by fog and bad weather, and for 10 days the piane was land bound. Finally, on September 23, it got from Charlottetown to Harbor Grace, . and Boyd and Connor made the final [ preparations for their take-off. ‘ i , The Columbia carries no radio equip ment on her flight over the Atlantic, but is equipped with a delicate instru ment which Capt Boyd declared will ’ make flying safer through fog. ! Backing the flight Is John A. O'Brien of New York. I strangulation or fracture, but still short t enough to give the neck a crlck-crack ► i ing jerk. 1 This week he overestimated the length 1 of the rope—and when he jumped he - found himself suspended with pawing ; toes. His wife had him removed to a ? hospital unconscious, t ■ Belter a neck with a crick than - none at all,” Emanuel philosophised to t day as he rubbed a broad,. red circle e» npril# ©he ffoeuitm J§kf. WASHINGTON, 1). C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1930-FIFTY-EIGHT PAGES. *** 'DRY ENFORCEMENT REPORT SEEN FOR CONGRESS OPENING Politics in Administration of Justice Also Expected to Be Assailed. By the Associated Press. Promise of an early report on prohi bition in which there will be “no pussy footing” emanated from President Hoover’s Law Enforcement Commis sion today after long hours of argument at its opening session yesterday. It has become definitely known that the controversial subject of prohibition is now dominating the discussions of j the commission and it also is known j that virtually all of the day and night sessions of yesterday were spent in arguing the demands of an insurgent element of the commission for an im mediate report on this question. Action Is Asked. Leaders of this insurgent element are , understood to be Judge William S. : Kenyon of lowa, and Kenneth S. Mackintosh, former Washington jurist. ! both Republicans and dry. but neither of | these would talk. They are reported to ! have insisted that the commission thrash out the prohibition controversy and do it at once. Chairman George W. Wickersham announced after the long opening ses sion that the commission hoped to re port to Congress by the opening of the December session. He added he be lieved “if the commission reaches the i conclusion that prohibition is not en ! forceable I think we should say so." Report to Be Complete, j Sa busy have members of the com ; mission been in their first hours since the Summer recess, in arguing over demands for an immediate report on prohibition taht there has been no in dication so far of how the body divides on this subject, if it does divide. Also, no concrete proposition in the way of a recommendation on prohibition has so far been placed before it. It is fairly certain, however, that the commission is prepared to assail “politi cal influence” in the administration of justice. Already members of the com mission have lashed out at this. While an early conclusion is in prospect on the prohibition subject, several months are expected to be required by that body in completing its gigantic task of surveying every phase of law enforce ment. Day Report Complete. All reports on prohibition are under stood to have been completed. This ts what is irritating some of the mem bers. They say there is no further rea son for delay. With prohibition an issue in several campaigns this year, political leaders are wondering whether the commission might actually report before election day, little more than three weeks hence. It is not believed, however, the report I will be reached by that time. Money and Inventories During 1921 the same sit uation, causing depression from inflated prosperity, existed as at present, with the great difference that at that time inventories and money rates were high; now both these vital fac tors arc low. With an abundance of money in the banks and tbe increase in the buying power of the dollar, living costs have materially de creased. Discriminating buyers follow the advertising in The Star for worth-while savings in Foods and (irocerics, Velvet Frocks, Oriental Rugs, ' Living Room Suites, Silk Remnants, Men's Worsted Suits ' And many other things. Yesterday’s Advertising (Local Display) t Lines. The Evening Star. . 32,106 1 ; l 2d Newspaper 13,126 - 3d Newspaper 9,208 - 4th Newspaper. . 5,420 e sth Newspaper . 4,647 ELECTION OUTLOOK IN SOUTH DAKOTA FAVORSM’MASTER Gov. Bulow, Humorist Rival of Senator, Making Bid for G. 0. P. Votes. NEW TARIFF MEASURE UNPOPULAR IN STATE Republicans Seek to Regain Gov ernorship as Well as to Win National Races. BY G. GOULD LINCOLN, Staff Correspondent of The Star. SIOUX FALLS. S. Dak., October 9. South Dakota voters are trying to make up their minds whether to send a Will j Rogers-like humorist, Gov. W. J. Bulow, j to the Senate in place of Senator V.'il- | liam H. McMaster, Progressive Rcpubli- I can and more serious-minded. Bulow is a Democrat as well as a humorist. He has been elected Governor of this Republican State twice, each time be cause of a split in the Republican party. The campaign is just getting under way. Circumstances may arise in the next three weeks which will materially affect the election, but today McMaster appears to have a better chance of elec tion than Gov. Bulow, South Dakota is a Republican State. Two years ago it went for President Hoover over A1 Smith by 55,000 votes. It has two Re publican Senators of the Progressive variety and three Republican members! of the House —the entire congressional! delegation. It has a Republican Legis- | lature. Gov. Bulow represents the one; bright spot for the Democrats. He has been elected Chief Executive of the I State solely by Republican votes. The i registration this year shows about a four to one ratio in favor of the Re publicans. In his race with Senator McMaster this year he is up against a real campaigner for the first time. Seeks Republican Support. Gov. Bulow’s hope rests entirely with the Republicans. He is angling for Republican support, particularly the so called stand-pat Republican vote, which was opposed to McMaster in the Repub lican primary last Spring. McMaster won over his regular Republican op ponent, Dan Forth, a lawyer, of Sioux Falls, but only by about 16.000 votes. In other words, the regular Republican protest vote against McMaster was, large. McMaster, for example, lost Minnehaha County, which contains Sioux Falls, and is the most populous of all the counties by 8,000 votes. Indications, however, are that many of the most bitter opponents of Mc- Master In the primary are coming around and will vote for him rather than Bulow in the November election. Bulow, who Is not only a humorist but a shrewd politician, has played his cards cleverly during the last four years. His object lias been to keep as many friends among the Republicans as he could. When he became Governor, in stead of throwing all the Republicans out of high office, he kept nearly all of them on the job. Today many of these same Republican office holders are in! office, and quite naturally they may be supposed to have a feeling of gratit .de to the Democratic Governor. The Su perintendent of Banks, the chairmen of the State Highway and the State Tax commissions, the warden of the State j Penitentiary and many other heads of | State institutions are Republicans who; have been retained in office by Gov. Bulow. There is. of course, a reverse side to this picture, for some of the • Democrats are sore with the Governor, for not turning the Republican office j holders out and substituting deserving; Democrats. McMaster Joined Insurgents. In his effort now to line up as many anti-McMaster and regular Republicans as possible Gov. Bulow has put forward; the suggestion that if he is elected he i may give the Republican President! greater measure of support than has! been given by Senator McMaster, v. ho; joined the Republican insurgents in their coalition with the Democrats in the Senate. McMaster was one of those who voted against President Hoover on the farm relief and tariff bills. To sup port the suggestion that he might prove a more acceptable Senator to the Re publican administration than McMaster, • Gov. Bulow said in his opening cam paign address at Mitchell: "Holding the view that I do, if I become a mem ber of the Senate, I would regard it as my duty as a Senator to support the President, be he a Republican or a Democrat, in any reasonable policy that he might want to inaugurate for the general good.” The Republican State Committee, however, has come right back at Gov. Bulow. It issued a statement calling attention to the fact that when Presi dent Hoover called on all the Governors (Continued on Page 5, Column 2.) FOUR KILLED AS AUTO CRASHES INTO TRUCK Woman Among Victims of Acci dent Near Muncie, Ind., and Driver Is Injured. By the Associated Press. MUNCIE. Ind., October 9—Four per sons were instantly killed and one in jured in an automobile accident 6 miles west of here early today. The dead: Kenneth E. Verhart, Gaylord Springe, I.etha Cooper, all of Muncie, and Mrs. Howard Allen, Daleville, Ind. The four were in an automobile which crashed head-on with a truck, the driver of which was injured. GIOVANNA WEDS NOV. 15 Religious Marriage to Boris to Be Performed Near Pisa. ROME, October 9 (A'). —The religious marriage of Princess Giovanna, daugh ter of the King and Queen of Italy, to Boris, ‘ bachelor King” of Bulgaria, will be performed at San Rossore, near Pisa, Summer home of the royal family, on November 15. Official announcement of the date and plans for the international mar riage were made public today. King Boris is scheduled to arrive on Sr turday for the final arrangements and official betrothal. ■ Radio Programs on Page D-6 THE INDUSTRIOUS TWINS! » CUBA DECLARED VICTIM ! OF FLAGRANT MISRULE Threat of Revolution Seen Based oil Real Grievances of People Against Machado Regime. In thi* and in subsequent dispatches Mr Brandoh. correspondent of lona and distinguished experience, will present conditions in Cuba as he sees them on the spot. BY GERALD BRANDON. By Radio to The Star. HAVANA, October 9.—Cuba, the for eign nation most closely allied to the United States by ties of history, com merce and geographical propinquity, for the fifth time in its quarter century of national existence is suffering the throes of a political unrest which threatens revolution. What Is wrong with Cuba? From the outset we may set aside the explanation proffeied by those who, with smug Nordic complacency, attribute revolutionary proclivities to all peoples of Latin descent. The Cuban, as proved by statistics showing unusually low criminality and high per capita produc tion, is peace loving and industrious. There are, then, very real reasons for PRINCE & WHITELY FIRM IS SUSPENDED Failure of Old Brokerage ! House Held Most Serious in ! 10 Years; Had Office Here. ! I ' ! By the Associated Press, j NEW YORK, October 9.—The New i j York Stock Exchange today announced ! the suspension of the brokerage firm of Prince k Whitely for insolvency. The firm of Prince k Whitely was one of the largest and oldest brokerage j houses in Wall Street. In addition to two offices in New York City, it main tained offices in Washington, Indi anapolis, Philadelphia and Reading, Pa. | The firm had correspondents through ; out the country and maintained a large ! security-distributing organization. Wall Street regarded tills failure as one of the most serious in the past dec ade, although no estimate as to as sets and liabilities was available. The recent failure of J. A. Sisto & Co. was regarded as the first casualty among Wall Street's larger houses resulting from the collapse of the security mar ket nearly a year ago. Prince & Whitely, however, is un derstood to have much more extensive interests than Sisto & Co. The firm was established in 1887. In addition to its membership on the New York Stock Exchange it held member ship on the Chicago and Cleveland Stock Exchanges, the Chicago Board of Trade and the New York Curb. Prince & Whitely have maintained an office in Washington for about six months, being located in the Washing ton Building. The company has had a large suite of offices on the second floor of the building. The personnel is made up wholly of local brokers, Bernard A. Smyth being the manager. METCALF AGAIN CHOICE PROVIDENCE, R. I. October 9 t/P). — Jesse H. Metcalf, senior United States Senator from Rhode Island, was re nominated by acclamation at the Re publican State Convention today. Rep resentatives Clark Burdick of Newport and Richard S. Aldrich of Warwick also were renominated. Notable in the platform which was adopted were planks pledging the party in Rhode Island to abide by the result of the 1930 referendum on the ques tion ‘ The eighteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States— ; shall it be retained?” and praising the work of the Hoover administration, i while denying that the. National Gov- I ernment is responsible in any degree , for business depression. Parent-Teacher Body to Meet. ARLINGTON. Va„ October 9 (Spe > cial). —The first meeting of the new ’ school year of the Parent-Teacher As- I sociatlon of the Patrick Henry School will be held Friday night at the school house. All parents of children in the ■ school, whether members of the asso -1 elation or not, are urged to be present. the almost unanimous dissatisfaction which prevails In Cuba, and which has assumed so threatening an aspect that, Congress has granted plenary powers i to the chief executive, suspending the I constitutional rights three generations l of Cuban patriots struggled for against overwhelming odds and finally obtained through the aid of the American peo ple after the Spanish-American War. Basically everything is wrong in Cuba, where the entire national struc ture is out of whack, where political, economic and social institutions do not jibe, where a too hurried evolution from colonial dependence to the status i of a sovereign nation has inevitably re- I suited in makeshift measures in place of adequate codes and laws. This phase, however. Is a transient ; one which, given time, will correct it self. and which will find its corrective ■that much more rapidly as the nation ! Is brought to a realization of its dan | gers. Specifically the observer’s attention Is called to a long list of ills ascribed to I misgovern ment and to errors of judg | ment on the part of Cuba's executives. (Continued on Page 2, Column 2.)~ THEBAUD LEADING. BLUENOSEATTURN Gloucester Challenger Passes First Marker Five Minutes Ahead of Defender. By the Associated Press. GLOUCESTER, Mass., October 9 The Gloucester fishing schooner Ger trude L. Thebaud, challenger for the ; fishermen's championship of the North Atlantic, passed the first marker five j minutes ahead of the Canadian de fender, Bluenose, in the first of the se ries of international fishermen's races off this port today. The schooners crossed the starting line just after 10 o’clock (E. S. T.) this morning. The Race Committee signaled the schooners to sail course No. 1, which meant that the six-mile leg down along the Eastern Shore would be negotiated | first. The direction of the wind made the leg almost a dead beat. The start ing signal was sounded promptly at 10 o'clock, but both ships proved gun shy. The Thebaud did not cross the line until 1 minute and 40 seconds after signal and Blue Nose trailed the Glou cester boat by a minute and 10 sec onds. Palatial Yachts Absent. Both boats carried four lower sails and maintopsails and broke out fore topsails just before the start. The Blue Nose also set her jibtopsail. The wind appeared to be freshening, but only a moderate sea was running. A sizable spectator fleet had appeared on the scene just before the start. Palatial yachts were absent and the fleet con sisted largely of fishing vesels that had remained away_ from the fishing (Continued on Page 2, Column 1.) ALLEGED INCENDIARY HELD TO GRAND JURY Buying of Gas Before Denver * Apartment Fire and Reported Confession Are Cited. Charged with responsibility for a fire in the Denver Apartments, at 1419 Chapin street, last Friday, in which a woman was burned to death, James Williams, a 27-year-old colored janitor, was held for grand jury action after a coroner’s inquest today. Joseph C. Rice, manager of a gasoline filling station at Fourteenth street and Florida avenue, was the principal wit ness against Williams. He testified he trad sold Williams a half gallon of gaso line 15 minutes before the blaze in which Miss Jessie Cammack, a 70-year old invalid, was burned to death, be came visible from his filling station. Sergt. John Flaherty, a headquarters detective told of obtaining a statement from Williams in which hs confessed setting fire to the Denver Apartments and three other bulidtngs within three days. He quoted Williams as declaring , he had been drinking. “From Pres» 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’s Circulation, 115,219 (A>) Means Associated Press. ! DEFENSE PROGRAM ADOPTED BY LEGION Resolution Calls for 125,000; Standing Army and 210,000 National Guard. By the Associated Press. BOSTON, October 9. —Preparedness i was the keynote of a series of resolu i tions adopted by the American Legion at the opening of today’s session of the j organization's national convention. The | first of these called for a standing ! Army of ,125.000 men and a National i Guard of 210,000. These recommendations were con tained in the report of the National Defense Committee as presented to the convention by C. B. Robbins of Cedar Rapids. lowa., and adopted. It called for 12.000 officers in addition to the enlisted personnel in the standing Army. Favor Rifle Chib Development. Other resolutions adopted favored: furtherance of the legion marksman ship program; interdepartmental rifle and pistol matches and the building up of bigger and better rifle clubs; the appropriation by Congress of $50,000 for development of rifle clubs: more adequate recognition for band leaders; support for the R. O. T. C.. and an in vestigation of lobbying against the R. O. T. C. The convention went on record as favoring a Navy up to the strength permitted by the naval treaty; pur chasing of a 17,000-acre plot of land adjacent to West Point for the de velopment of the United States Military Academy; better means of promotion for Navy warrant officers; more adequate congressional support for the merchant marine, and in creased co-ordination between the military and aeronautical forces. Repeal Motion Defeated. The first fight of today's meeting was precipitated on the report of the Com mittee on Internal Organizations, made by C. M. Mitchell of Louisiana. A minority report was presented after the majority report which favored chang ing the present basis for determining parade positions, housing plans, mem bership campaigns, etc. Austin A. Peterson of Wisconsin, de partmental adjutant, spoke against this ! report. E. R. Bentley of Florida moved i that the report be adopted, j After Comdr Bodenhamer had (.Continued on Page 2, Column 4.) ATTERBURY RESIGNS AS COMMITTEEMAN Unable to Support All of G. 0. P. Pennsylvania Ticket—Pinchot Cause of Decision. By the Associated Press. HARRISBURG, Pa., October 9. Resignation of W. W. Atterbury, presi dent of the Pennsylvania Railroad, as Republican national committeeman from Pennsylvania “because he cannot support all of the nominees on the Re publican State ticket” was announced today by Edward Martin, Republican State chairman. While Martin did not mention Gifford Pinchot, the Republican gubernatorial candidate, it is known that Atterbury’s withdrawal from the committee was prompted because of a refusal to sup port Pinchot. In accepting the resignation Martin said he had asked Mrs. Worthington Scranton, the other member of the National Committee from Pennsylvania, ' to take over the work. ESTATE SUES CONGRESS LIBRARIAN, SEEKING RETURN OF AUTOGRAPHS John Boyd Thatcher Collection, Valued at #300,000, Is in Progress of Being Catalogued. The District Supreme Court was asked late yesterday afternoon in a suit for f replevin to require Herbert Putnam, ’ librarian of Congress, to surrender the 1 John Boyd Thacher collection, housed in the Library of Congress for past 20 years. The collection is valued at $300,000 and comprises autographs of > emperors, kings, queens and popes with t a fund of information concerning the l Napoleanic wars and the French revo s lution. ! George Curtis Treadwell and Hugh ; Reilly, as administrators of Mrs. Emma Treadwell Thacher, heir of John Boyd TWO CENTS. NAVY CHIEFS BEGIN REORGANIZATION 10 EFFECT REDUCTION Groundwork Under Way to Carry Out New $30,000,000 Economy Program. PERSONNEL TO BE CUT • TO TOTAL OF 79,200 MEN Estimated Saving of $12,000,000 by June 30, 1932, Expected Under Plan. Naval officials today were laying the groundwork for putting into effect as soon as possible v far-reaching program of reorganization of aircraft and part of the forces afloat, curtailment of recruit ing and decommissioning of a number of ships, in line with President Hoover's $30,008,000 economy program for the Navy. The enlisted personnel will be cut 4,800. While Admiral William V. Pratt, chief of naval operations, explained that "the basic organzation of the fleet has not j been changed at all," and that the Asiatic I Fleet is left Intact, it Is estimated that a saving of nearly $12,000,000 will be I effected by June 30. 1932. and reduction | in tonnage in commission in the fleet Is I placed at 120,000 tons. The enlisted | strength of the service, after the reduc- I tlon program will be about 79.200, and several moves looking to compliance I with the London naval treaty are to be made. Pratt's Plans Approved. Secretary Adams had this to say about the new operating plan: "Admiral Pratt, the new chief of naval operations, has developed a new plan of operation, which has been ap proved by the various chiefs of bu reaus in the department and w’hich would seem to be more efficient and, incidentally, save some money. "The plan will go Into effect as soon as practicable." Admiral Pratt stated: “It is a question of looking over the material that you have on hand and seeing whether any changes can be made, any adjustments which would tend to make the fleet more efficient. The purpose of the fleet which we maintain now is naturally one for train ing. Nobody expects to have all the ships in peace which he will want In time of war, but what we need is a nucleus of a fleet sufficiently large, so It can adequately train a number of men to perform all the tactical exer cises required to keep the fleet up in shape. "With that In view, we have over hauled all our floating material, In cluding equipment at the yards. The basic organization of the fleet has not been changed at all. Some of the num bers in the organization have been cut and some of them have been changed. We have left the Asiatic fleet, except for an eventual change of flagship, ex actly as It was. Will Scrap Submarines. "The formation of a training squad ron in the Atlantic means that the scouting fleet will be able to put all its activities Into actual continuous battle training. The changes in submarines will result in some submarines being withdrawn, so that they may be grad ually scrapped, thus bringing us down to the tonnage allowed by the London treaty. '"rile reduction in the numbers of de stroyers In a division will give us better tactical units, as well as providing some destroyers for the training squadron and for aircraft-carrier plane guards. “Our destroyers are beginning to get old and shopworn. There is a tre mendous hump in the replacement schedule for destroyers, and if we can not take care of that hump by new appropriations we are going to prolong the lives of the destroyers we have ns much as we can* In laying up some of our destroyers, therefore, we are keeping them in good shape. “The new plan will cut the enli'ted personnel about 4,800.” The present authorized strength of the Navy’s enlisted personnel is 84.500 and the war-designed fleet of destroy ers is slated to become obsolete in 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937 and 1938, based on the date of completion. Some of the destroyers were completed as far back as 1914 and the last of them was finished in 1922. Tw« Training Ships. The training squadron, to be estab lished, is the outgrowth of a recom mendation made by Admiral Pratt when he was commander in chief of the United States fleet, which post he recently ; relinquished to become chief of naval operations. The U. S. S. Arkansas and Wyoming will be the two tContinued on Page 2, Column 6.) TWO LOST IN SNOW Forest Rangers Seek Hunters Who Have Been Missing Several Days. BOISE. Idaho, October 9 (/P). —Two hunters lost In the mountains and ex posed to snowstorms for several days were sought today by forest rangers. R. H Robertson of Boise, missing from a hunters’ camp since Monday, was the object of a search near Yellow Pine. An unidentified hunter was re ported lost in the Bear Valley Moun tains. Judge and Mrs. Harry Lamson of Fairfield were rescued from an isolated mountain cabin where they had lived on deer meat since being lost Monday. Thacher. a wealthy manufacturer of Albany, N. Y„ who sent the collection to the Library of Congress in 1910, brought the suit. The claim is made that the librarian has failed to carry out the directions concerning the col lection mentioned in Mrs. Thacher’s will Requests for the return of the collection have been denied, the court is Informed. Attorneys Charles D. Williams, Richard N. Wilmer and G Howland Chase appear for the plaintiffs.' Library officials announce that the collection is intact and is in progress of being catalogued.