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Brief Talk With Doak on Job
! Situation Interrupts Rest
at Rapidan.
President Hoover returned to the
White’House shortly before noon today
from his Rapidan camp, where he went
Friday afternoon to spend the week end.
Inasmuch as Mr. Hoover had no en
gagements i today and there was no
pressing business to command his at
tention, White House associates were at
a loss to explain why he did not remain
at the camp until tomorrow. On his
visit to the oamp the previous week end
the President' remained from Friday
night until 'Tuesday morning.
The President left his camp art 8:30
o’clock this morning and after an en
joyable. motor Tide arrived at the White
House at 11:30. He lost no time getting'
to his desk, where he busied himself
■with an accumulation of mail. He ap
peared refreshed by his brief vacation.
rHe devoted most of his time to rest
ing. *Hei did, however, confer briefly
witn Secretary of Labor Doak, who with
Mrs. Doak was a guest at the camp,
regarding the unemployment situation
and the plans being made by the Fed
eral Employment Bureau of the Labor
Department to relieve the situation.
$25,000 FOR STUDY
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shoes" of the now disbanded commis
Listing the aims of the half-llnished
survey, Wickersham said:
"It is said that the congestion on the
criminal side of the Federal courts Is
created by the prohibition laws and the
Dyer act (covering theft and transpor
tation of cars from one State to an
other). Again there is no comprehen
sive studv available which furnishes a
reliable answer to this contention.
“It is said that the congestion in
some districts is due to faulty admin
istration of the court, rather than to
jurisdiction of any particular class of
cases. All these present questions can
only be properly answered after such
an investigation as shall result in secur
ing a body of reliable facts to furnish
the basis of sound conclusions."
Districts Chosen.
The committee’s report explained
that the time and financial limits
would make It Impossible to gather data
from all the Federal courts, and that
13 districts had been chosen as repre
sentative of urban and rural conditions.
They are the northern district of Cali
fornia. the district of Colorado, district
of Connecticut, northern district of U
linois. district of Kansas, eastern dis
trict of Louisiana, district of Massachu
setts. eastern district of Michigan,
southern district of New York, western
district of North Carolina, northern dis
trict of Ohio, southern district of Ohio
and the southern district of West
The suggestion was offered that de
fendants hesitated to have their cases
tried before a Federal Jury, fearing
larger penaltie*, and that there might
have been "inducements by the prose
cutor offered in return for guilty pleas.
The report said 92.6 per cent of all
prohibition eases were based on guilty
pleas. It-, concluded *lso that practi
cally 80 per cent of the prohibition
cases were disposed of by fines.”
(Continued From First Page.)
for painters is to be adjudged the "pre
* vailing rate of wages."
There are some 600 or 650 union
painters registered in Washington and
it is estimated by some close to the
building situation here that the number
of non-union workmen, who class them
selves as painters, is considerably larger.
They are said to be working for wages
ranging from $6 to $8 per day.
Herman Morris said today that he
was generally paying his men more than
the prevailing rate of wage for open
shops in Washington.
Some Paid sl2 Per Day.
Whereas the open shop rate, he said,
Is 90 cents an hour or $7.20 a day here
in Washington, he is paying 25 per
cent of his men-a dollar an hour or
$8 a day; 40 per cent of his men $lO
a day, and some as high as sl2 a day,
which Is higher than the union scale.
He has a few painters’ helpers, Mor
ris said, who are being paid, he claimed,
at a wage higher than the prevailing
rate. He said the prevailing rate for
painters’ helpers in "open shops” here is
$4 a day, but he is paying his helpers
at the rate of $5 and $6 a day.
The Government allowed him to
work only eight hours a day, Morris
said, but on account of the necessity for
production, the men are working some
times on Sunday. Next week, he said,
ha expected to start a night shift.
Approached by Union.
Morris said representatives of the
painters’ union had approached him,
and endeavored to get him to employ
nothing but union labor, at the union
scale, but he had refused.
"This is «n open shop,” he said. "We
twill employ men who belong to the
union If they want to work, but we will
pav them what we consider our pre
>■ vailing wage. The Government itself
employs painters, but they do not aU
belong to the union, and I understand
that the Government Is paying some
of its own painters at the rate of $7.20
a day, which is less than we are pay
ing most of our own painters. My con
- tract with the Government says that
•we must pay not less than the pre
vailing wage, but the union rfcale Is not
the prevailing wage.”
[Want Area Changed to Apartment
House Purposes Instead of “A
Restricted” aa Ordered.
Arthur L. Bliss, Marcia Bliss Lay
and Bertha- Bliss Brown, acting as
trustees of the Alonso O. Bliss proper
ties, filed suit in the District Supreme
Court to<Jay against the District of
Columbia, the Zoning Commission and
Its individual members and John W.
Oehmann, Inspector of buildings. The
trustees, through attorney William C.
Sullivan, asked a mandatory Injunc
tion against the application of the "a
restricted” area regulation to lot 1 In
square 1863 and. to compel the sonlng
for apartment house purposes of the
Chevy Chase Apartments on Chevy
Chase Circle.
The court was informed in the pe
tition that the Zoning Commission re
cently transferred the Chevy Chase
Apartments from '‘A” to “A restricted"
which 1s claimed to have been Illegal
Mid veld. The claim was also made
that-the action of the Zoning Commis
sion In creating “A restricted” areas is
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Logs of Flights
By ths Associated Press.
(Time shown to Eastern Standard.)
Tuesday, July 28.
5:18 a.m. —Left Floyd Bennett Field,
N. Y.
Wednesday, July 29.
1 p.m.—Landed Moylegrove, Wales.
Thursday, July SO.
12:15 a.m.—Left Moyleg&ve.
2:15 a.m.—Landed Croydon Aifdrome,
9:14 a.m.—Left Croydon.
1:30 a.m.—Landed Templehof Air
drome, Berlin.
4:49 p.m.—Left Berlin.
Friday, July 31.
3:52 a.m.—Landed Moscow.
9:20 a.m.—Left Moscow.
Saturday, August 1.
12:30 a.m.—Landed at Jletteg&rl.
4:00 a.m.—-Landed at Omsk, Siberia.
7:15 a.m.—Left Omsk.
Sunday August 2.
5:00 a.m.—Landed Chita.
9:30 a.m—Left Chita for Khabarovsk.
7:50 am.—Landed at Khavarovsk.
July 27.
3 p.m.—Left New York.
4:25 p.m.—Arrived Washington.
July 28.
12:30 p.m.—Left Washington.
2:25 p.m.—Arrived New York.
July 29.
12:50 pm.—Left New York.
3:20 pm.—Arrived North Haven, Me.
July 30.
1:06 pm.—Left North Haven.
4:36 p.m.—Arrived Ottawa.
August 1.
9:49 a.m.—Left Ottawa.
2:00 p.m.—Arrived Moose Factory.
August 2.
10:00 am.—Left Moose Factory.
6:50 pm.—Arrived Churchill, Mani
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Eastern standard time) and covered
the 1,650 miles to Fairbanks In 12
hours and 50 minutes.
CHURCHILL, Manitoba August 8
UP).— Col. and Mrs. Charles A. Lind
bergh, America’s premier air vacation
ists, were ready to hop off at noon to
day on the fourth leg of their 7,000-
mile journey to the Orient.
They had spent a pleasant night in
this modem Canadian frontier town,
which boasts a 6-mile seaport. They
had been welcomed by the 2,000 labor
ers and the 11 women of the town —the
entire feminine population—when their
pontooned monoplane churned its way
into the harbor from Mooose Factory,
Ontario, 750 miles east. They arrived
at 6:50 p.m. (Eastern standard time).
They have already flown a total of
1,500 miles.
The colonel, after a careful check of
hto plane, said the next stop would be
Baker Lake, 375 miles due north. From
that point on there may be a change,
the Edmonton Journal said In a copy
righted story yesterday.
The newspaper said, that, “instead of
flying from Baker Lake to Bathurst In
let, on the Arctic coast, It to probable
the route to be taken will be from Baker
Lake to Hunter Bay, on Great Bear
Lake, then to Fort Norman and down
the Mackenzie River to Aklavik.”
Before retiring last night the Lind
berghs walked to the government radio
station and sent and received several
messages from various points in the
United States.
Flies 75 Miles to
Tell of Lindberghs
Pilot Follows Old Rules
of Newspapers to Get
Out Dispatch.
By the Associated Press.
NORTH BAY. Ontario, August 3
There’s an aviator In the North Country
who would be right at home in the city
room of a newspaper office.
His name to Pilot Herbert Clegg.
At dawn yesterday Clegg and a me
chanic left here for Moose Factory, di
rected by the Associated Press to obtain
news of Col. and Mrs. Charles A. Lind
bergh. Clegg made the flight of more
than 300 miles In rapid time, got hto
story, took a tew pictures and started
Like a good reporter, he stopped at
the nearest telephone booth—which. In
this case, was the telegraph office at
Coral Rapids, about 75 miles away.
Clegg had foreseen the terrific storm
ahead and was taking no chances on
not getting the>news through.
Last night the storm he had antici
pated forced him down at Cochrane on
the return flight The first thing he did
was to go to the phone and explain
•bout the pictures.
Nearly 700 Attend 101 Ranch
Show at Afternoon Per
formance Today.
Nearly 700 child hearts thrilled to the
circus antics of the 101 Ranch Wild
West 9how at Camp Meigs this after
noon as the orphans from all of Wash
ington's charitable Institutions thronged
the specially reserved section In the "big
tent” to view the matinee performance
as guests of The Evening Star and the
A fleet of 25 busses of the Washing
ton Railway & Electric Co. made the
rounds of the orphan homes of the
District shortly after noon and carried
the children to the show grounds at
Fifth street and Florida avenue north
east, where they were escorted to their
special block by a corps of guides fur
nished by the circus management.
Mrs. Walter Newton, acting as host
ess for the occasion, welcomed the
children in behalf of The Star and the
101 Ranch.
A happy crowd, the children ranged
in age from 3 years to 12, and no dis
crimination was made as to color or
A Great Menagerie.
For many of them it was an Initial
viewing of the great yearly spectacle
that is always looked forward to by
the children of any city—the circus.
A great menagerie embracing almost
every variety of animal was included
on the program. Mexicans, Cossacks.
Orientals, cowboys and cowgirls. Indian
chiefs, their squaws and papooses were
there among the circus folk to bring
cheer to the children.
The matinee performance followed
the circus parade over the Northwest
section this morning.
Grew of Nine, Dressed as Yachts
men, and Two Girls Captured
After Long Chase.
1 Br the Asiocisted Press.
CAPE MAY, N. J., August B.—A
pleasure yacht, loaded with about 2,000
cases of whisky and manned by a crew
; of nine men dressed as yachtsmen and
with two girls In sports clothes walking
the deck, was captured approximately
95 miles at sea after a 35-mile chase,
Coast Guards reported today.
The capture was made last night by |
! a Coast Guard patrol boat from the '
Cape May base. The crew of the yacht
disabled the engine and It was neces
sary to tow the seized boat to shore, !
according to the Coast Guards.
As the yacht neared the Inlet here
the two women and five of the men
jumped overboard and began swimming
ashore. Coast Guardsmen captured all
of them.
The yacht, carrying the name AUe
[ gro, a 175-foot craft, brightly painted
[ and with metal gleaming, was sailing
60 miles off the coast when the patrol
! boat sighted it. Despite the flying of I
what appeared to be yacht club flags, 1
> Chief Boatswain's Mate Becker,- in
[ command of the patrol boat, became
, suspicious.
When the Coast Guardsmen called
■ for the captain to halt, the yacht put
L on speed and headed out to sea. A
three-hour chase followed before It was I
. captured. j .
, A yacht named Allegro was formerly ,
i owned by a well known Philadelphian,
> now dead. It was sold to a Chicago
man and in January of this year it was
sold at auction in Brooklyn. The cus
toms house lists the present owner as a
man living In Philadelphia
Americans’ Flight Praised by
Xemal as Powerful Incentive
for Youth of Nation.
Br the Associated Prws.
ISTANBUL, Turkey, August 3.—The
AmeriCa-Turkey flyers, Russell Board
man and John Polando, were conducted
- on a sight-seeing tour of the city today
\ by members of the Turkish Aviation
They planned to overhaul the motors
■ of the transatlantic plane Cape Cod
■ later In the day and attend a banquet
i given by the league tonight. They
■ probably will announce their plana for
i the return trip tomorrow, although
i Boardman may delay their departure
I for two or three days In order to obtain
more rest j
Their feat to atm the main topic
i of discussion of President Mustapha'
; Kemal, Summering in Yalova. He told
a group of Turkish officials that their
i flight was a great incentive to the
i youth of the land to do great deeds.
“All Turkish youths’ ears ring with
■ the names of the American heroes,” he
i said. “Turkish youth, whose great ca
[ pacltles 1 watch With great expecta
i ttons, will not fail to live up to my mist
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World Revolution Reoeives
Setback in Drive on
“Branch” of Amtorg.
Br Cable to The Star.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, August 8.
—The raiding of the Yuyamtorg (the
Soviet trading company In Buenos
Aires) by Argentine police to the sever
est blow to the Soviets' plan for world
wide revolution since the British police
raided Arcos House in London several
years ago. The Yuyamtorg has been
the center of Soviet political activities
In South America. It sent agitators
to stir up trouble In Brazil, Urugdly,
Paraguay, Chile and Bolivia and cleverly
used its commercial activities to create
political unrest.
Boris Kraevsky, who founded the Yu
yamtorg as the Argentine branch of
the Amtorg Trading Corporation Co.
of New York, to one of the most astute
plotters the Soviets ever sent abroad.
It was ha who negotiated Uruguay’s
diplomatic recognition of the Soviet
Union several yean ago.
When he explained at that time the
Soviets’ plan to send an Ambassador to
Uruguay, he was asked why he was
not appointed Ambassador. He replied,
“Perhape they think my work here
more important than that of an Am
The Argentine embassy in London
had refused to visa Mr. Kraevsky’s
passport for Argentina. - He went to
New York and obtained an Argentine
visa in the United States.’
Has High Post In' Moscow.
The Amtorg has since stoutly denied
any relationship with the Yuyamtorg,
but Mr. Kraevsky has been back in the
United States several times on a spe
cial visa permitting him to remain only
six months. He now holds an Impor
tant position In Moscow and the
Yuyamtorg’s activities are In the hands
of a high commissioner.
Mr. Karevsky’s trip to Europe was
unintentional. As soon as the revolu
tion was victorious in Rio Janeiro, Mr.
Kraevsky took the first steamer to Rio,
but authorities forbade him to come
Communist agitators, led by agents
from Buenos Aires, were troublesome in
Rio Janeiro during the early days fol
lowing the victorious entry of the
revolutionary army and the provisional
government stood them against the
walls and shot them without trial. The
military censor at Rio Janerio said
more than 100 Communist agitators
were thus shot there.
The Paraguayan secret police identi
fied several of Mr. Kraevsky’s agents
among agitators sent to Asuncion a few
years ago to organize a Communist
demonstration against the American
legation there.
Trade and Politics Linked.
Argentine newspapers at one time re
ported that 2.000 professional agit*tors
were attached to the Yuyamtorg In
Buenos Aires.
There has always been the closest
interlocking of the Yuyamtorg’s com
mercial and political activities. Heavy
purchases of hides or other raw ma
terials for export have Invariably been
accompanied by widespread active
In Paraguay the Yuyamtorg’s pur
chases of hides were used for similar
pressure In favor of diplomatic recog
nition. In Chile it was nitrate; in
Bolivia, tin; in Uruguay, wool. Coffee I
was to have been put to the same use |
In Brazil, but the Brazilian government |
always has been suspicious of the t
Soviet’s commercial activities.
The Yuyamtorg's purchases of hides
and other products were always spec
tacular. Its agents would wait until
the market was sluggish and prices low
and would then enter the market with
a bang, buy tremendous quantities,
sending up prices.
Even the loading of these*purchases
on steamers bound for the Soviet Union
I presented an opportunity for com
munist propaganda. The Yuyamtorg
paid stevedores all sorts of overtime
and other bonuses.
Since the Soviet five-year plan has
been producing manufactured goods
under state control, the Yuyamtorg has
. added Importation to Its activities.
(Copyritht. 2031.)
Better Housing and Other Privi
leges Given to Attract
i By th* Associated Pres*,
j MOSCOW. August 3.—Russian engi
neers, technicians and their families,
until recently the “step-children” of the
Soviet, are to have equality with in
! dustrial workers in several phases of
material conditions in which they have
been restricted.
The Central Economic Council and
the Council of the People’s Commissars
have ordered that new and more favor
able living conditions for this class be
put into effect as a further step in the
policy recently announced by Joseph
Stalin to attract more of the intelll
gentssla to state service.-
I Hereafter they will be placed In the
1 same category as industrial workers,
the highest privilged class,'in the right
to purchase food. Instead of being taxed
j heavily on salaries above 100 rubles,
only those with incomes of 600 rubles
or more will now have to pay an in
come tax of 3% per cent.
I They will be given the same housing
' space as the workers, and their children
J will be educated on the satne basis as
those of the workers. They will re
ceive the same insurance benefits, and
it is decreed that when an engineer or
technician to transferred from one post
, to another hto salary shall sot be
Encpffined Janitor
Strums Harp While
Gas Takes His Life
Suicide Despondent Over
Loss of Savings—-Plans
Own Funeral.
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, August 3.—Detectives,
> summoned to an apartment building,
1 found Qua Johnson, the janitor, lying
; dead in a coffin, with hto fingers on the
, wires of • harp lying across hto chest.
The jets of a gas plate In the place were
all open. The body was found yesterday
I after tenants In the building reported
1 , they smelled escaping gas. _
! Johnson purchased the coffin July 22,
and It was delivered to him that night.
II A receipted bill for the coffin and hto
1 funeral expenses was found on a dresser
In hto room. Tenants in the building
1 said be had been morose since he lost
most of hto savings in a bank failure.
Blindness, due to the infection of an
. insect, to becoming general in TUtepec,
i Mexico, children succumbing to the
disease soon after birth,
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wtyn 50 became 111 from the heat. * —Star Staff Photo.
Plans Announced for 1931
National Air Meet to Be
Held at Cleveland.
By the Associated Pres*.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, August 3.—The
transcontinental speed derby of the
1031 national air races, starting from
Lot Angeles and ending officially at
Cleveland Airport, may develop Into an
assault upon Capt Frank Hawks’ rec
ord of 13 hours and 25 minutes from
Los Angeles to New York.
Headquarters of the air races, which
will be held here August 9 to Septem
ber 7, last night announced that the
free-for-all speed race will start from
United Airport, Los Angeles, and that
from four to six planes, capable of mak
ing more than 225 miles an hour, will
be entered. The race carries a purse
E. W. Cleveland, race contest chair
man. said It Is possible that some of
the pilots might register in here and
continue to New York, if they had a
I fair chance to beat Hawks’ cross-coun
j try mark.
Lou Reichers, Arlington, N. J„ is the
first pilot entered, to fly the new speed
! monoplane of Bemarr MacFadden, pub
; Usher.
Some of the entrants In the cross
country derby also are expected to en
ter the Thompson Trophy race, premier
speed event of American aviation,
which Is set for Labor day. September
7. Names of the entries have not been
revealed, but the 100-mtle event over 10
laps of a 10-mile course annually draws
the cream of the Nation’s pilots. Prizes
will total $15,000.
Leading woman pilots will compete
for the first time In the newly estab
lished 50-mlle free-for-all contest over
a closed course on September 4. Prizes
total $7,500.
The annual cross-country handicap
race, with approximately 20 men and
20 women, scheduled to compete, will
be another feature. It will start from
Santa Monica. Calif., August 23 and
end here August 29.
Robert Rayburn Continues Tour
Following Discharge From
Plymouth Hospital.
Robert Rayburn of Newton, Kans.,
champion orator of the United States,
who was being held at the Friary Nurs
ing Home In Plymouth. England, as a
"typhoid fever suspect,” was discharged
yesterday to continue on his prize tour
with the six other oratory contest
finalists, who had proceeded on to
Word of young Rayburn's recovery,
carrying the news that he was not a
victim of typhoid fever as was at first
feared, was contained in a cablegram
received at contest headquarters In The
Star Building today.
At the same time, Rayburn’s parents
in Newton wrote Randolph Leigh, direc
tor general of the contest, an explana
tion of their son’s Illness. The cham
pion, they wrote, had been given a
course of typhoid Inoculations, and the
concluding one was administered on
the eve of his departure for New York.
His physician explained that It was
possible that the effects of this final
Inoculation oould have been postponed
until he was several days at sea and
that the symptons of the resultant In
disposition would have closely approxi
mated typhoid fever itself.
Rayburn remained under the care
of physicians and nurses at the Ply
mouth nursing institution for eight days.
He left there yesterday for London,
where he rejoined the remainder of the
touring party, Including James Moore
of Washington. The group will leave
London Wednesday for Paris and a tour
of France.
John Sumpter Means, Seeking
Asthma Belief, Dies.
COLUMBIA, 8. C., August 3 (IP).—
En route to Asheville, N. C., where he
hoped to secure relief from asthma,
John Sumpter Means, 43, of Gaines
ville, Fla * died on a train just as It
arrived here this morning.
Trainmen said he had become seri
ously 111 before reaching Columbia and
plans were being made to take him to
a hospital here.
BOSTON, August 3 (IP). —A score of
passengers, half of them women, were
injured today as a trolley car crashed
Into an elevated railway structure up
right on the Charleston Bridge. The
car was derailed after colliding with a
loaded truck and then rammed the
Thirty-five passengers were hurled
frem their seats by the impact and were
showered with glass. None was seri
ously hurt. Nineteen persons. Including
Ernest Christopher of Revere, operator
of the car, were taken to the Haynuurkat
ftguam Relief BaidMa
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roll Reitz and Roes Schilling, who Is
said to have been Imbibing denatured
U. 8. Employes Dismissed.
Early dismissals of Federal employes
were being ordered at 1:30 o'clock, when
the mercury registered 96 degrees at
the Weather Bureau, despite the outlook
for cooling thundershowers.
The State Department headed the list
of Government departments, when it
announced that all employes "who could 1
be spared” would be released at 2
o’clock. The Treasury Department an
nounced immediately afterward that
occupants of the offices on the top floor
of its main building and the General
Supply Committee staff in the tempo
rary buildings also would be dismissed
at 2 o'clock.
The 95-degrees reading was two de
grees more than the Weather Bureau
itself had expected. Indications of
thunder showers this morning war
ranted the forecast of “not quite so
warm” tonight. The maximum tem
perature, the bureau explained, would
be determined largely by the time at
which the rain-carrying clouds covered
the Capital. Tomorrow, the bureau
promised, would be “slightly cooler.”
After getting off to a start of 89 de
grees at 10 o'clock this morning, the
mercury climbed steadily throughout
s forenoon of clear skies. At 8 o’clock
the humidity stood at 80 per cent, at
tended by a temperature of 81 degrees.
William Watemen, 21-year-old em
ploye of the Federal Bake Shops, Inc.,
1006 F street, was the first person to
day to fall victim of the heat and
humidity. He was overcome while at
work and was taken to Emergency
Hospital, where his condition was not
believed to be serious.
Henry Laffler, 56, of 612 Maryland
avenue southwest, was overcome at his
home this afternoon. He was revived
by the Fire Rescue Squad.
Five of the prisoners at Police Court
were transferred to Emergency Hos
pital for treatment.
U. S. lawsMght
Appeal Sent to 10,000 De
clares Justice Machinery
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, August 3.— The Na
tional Civic Federation yesterday sent
letters to 10,000 men throughout the
country, urging their support of a Na
tion-wide campaign for legislation "to
deal adequately with revolutionary ele
With the letters, signed by Matthew
Woll, acting president, were copies of a
statement by Ralph M. Easley, chair
man of the Executive Council.
Mr. Easley charged that Department
of Justice machinery has been "pad
By the stand taken by red groups
the Federal Government has no right
to use Federal money or power to inter
fere in any way "with the subversive
•forces within the States, since the antl
sydlcalist laws are State and not Fed
eral statutes.”
He also charged the Government
"knows nothing about wlut Is going
on in these underground Movements.”
He said it Is an “open secret” that
officials of Federal departments, at an
executive session of the Congressional
Committee to Investigate Communist
Activities, "all testified that their re
spective departments had no machinery
even to keep informed upon radical
activities in the country."
Mr. Easley concluded with the state
ment, "A bill must be drafted which
will provide for the restoration to the
Department of Justice of the power
enabling It to deal adequately with the
revolutionary elements.’ 1
, __________ '
Boat With 20,000 Galjoni of Gaso
line Cut Adrift, but Sticks on
Bar and Menaces Shipping.
By the Associated Press.
PERTH AMBOY, N. J.,- August s.
Two men were critically burned today
when the oil barge J. Nhrman Riley,
carrying 20,000 gallons of gasoline,
caught fire at the docks of the Shall
Eastern Petroleum Products Corpora
tion, In Sewaren.
The tanker was cut drift and the tide
carried It out into Staten Island Sound,
where it became stuck on a sand bar,
menacing shipping in the channel.
Two private fire boats were stand
ll%hose burned were Capt. W. P. Ma
son, 35- years old, of Brooklyn, and Carl
Pedersen, the steward aboard the tanker.
Ninety-five of every 100 tractors now
to Vaanala aw Owwlaani
Oklahoma Governor Ready to
Carry Out Threat to
Close Wells.
B i the AMOCiated Press,
i OKLAHOMA CITY, August. 3.
Oklahoma's thousands of prorated oil
wells flowed on unmolested today,
taking the rest of their allowed pro
duction for August, while oil men
awaited a threatened shutdown order
from the State Capitol.
Gov. W. H. Murray Indicated he
would issue today his contemplated ex
ecutive decree closing all prorated wells
in the State in an effort to lift the
prices for crude from 42 and 50 cents
to a minimum of $1 per barrel.
While the delay in issuance of the
order remained a puzzle, the Governor
let it be known last night that it was
prepared for signature.
Carr'--'"Ti Unchanged.
The conte: '.ed campaign plan of
the operate appeared to be un
changed. T. was generally reported
to provide fc: active resistance of any
civil attempt to close the wells and a
te c t case in Federal courts if the Gov
ernor called cut the National Guard,
as he threatened.
Three Federal judges were sitting in
Guthrie, Okla., today in a Champlin
I Refining Co. case attacking the State’s
partial shutdown as exemplied in the
proration laws.
Their judgment likely would have a
strong bearing on any action of Gov.
Murray. If the proration laws should
be held void, operators indicated, then
] issuance of an executive order might
i similarly be held to be without au
! thorlty.
Kona Completed.
Virtually all prorated wells were com
j pletlng their runs this morning. The
! Oklahoma City field, which one day last
week reached the low point of approxi
mately 28,000 barrels production. Satur
day saw 100,000 barrels of oil brought
from the earth. (Yesterday’s production
was even greater.
Gov. W. H. Murray, who has an
nounced he would shut in prorated oil
wells *in Oklahoma unless crude oil
reaches $1 per barrel, said this fore
noon: “I have nothing to say right
now.’’ Asked if an announcement on
the order might be expected during the
day. he replied: “No. but you might call
me about 6 p.m. tonight.”
(Continued From First Page.>
by Hadley. McNair fouled to Spenoer.
Boley singled to right, sending Miller
to second. Grove .took a third strike.
Three runs.
WASHINGTON Bluege flied to
Cramer. West bunted and was thrown
out by Grove. Kuhel singled to left.
Spencer popped to Boley. No runs.
PHILADELPHIA.—Bishop filed to
West. Cramer fanned. Cochrane dou
bled to center. Simmops took a third
strike. No runs.
WASHINGTON—Bishop threw out
Hadley. Myer popped to McNair.
Manush filed to Cramer. No runs.
PHILADELPHIA—Foxx lifted to
Myer. Myer then threw out Miller.
Cronin threw out McNair. No runs.
WASHINGTON—Cronin beat a hit
off McNair’s shins. Harris filed to
Cramer in right center. Bluege forced
Cronin,, Boley to Bishop. West forced
Bluege, Boley to Bishop. No runs.
PHILADELPHIA—Cronin made a nice
scoop and threw out Boley. Grove
fanned. Bishop walked. Cramer took
a third strike. No runs.
WASHINGTON—KuheI popped to
Foxx. McNair threw out Spencer.
Hadley walked. Myer flied to Simmons.
No runs.
PHILADELPHIA—Myer threw out
Cochrane. Cronin threw out Simmons.
Foxx fouled to Kuhel. No runs.
WASHINGTON—Manush singled to
left. Cronin drove Into a double play,
McNair to Bishop to Foxx. Harris
doubled against the right field wall.
Bluege singled to center, scoring Harris.
> West singled to center, sending Bluege
to third. Bluege wax so affected by
' the heat after running from first to
[ third, he had to leave the game. Hayes
. ran for him. Kuhel singled to right,
scoring Hayes and sending West to
, third. Spencer filed deep to Simmons.
Two runs.
PHILADELPHIA—Hayes playing third
' base for Washington. Miller filed to
. Harris. McNatrflied to Manush. Botey
took a third strike. No runs.
1 WASHINGTON—Hargrave batted for
* Hadley and touted to Cochrane. Myer
singled to center. Manush fanned.
i Cronin forced Myer. McNair to Bishop.
MOHUMh l. - . . I
' vi ■
Sleeps Seven Hours, Spirits
Excellent, Declares Doc
tor’s Bulletin.
Mr tha Auoct.ted Preu.
WEST ORANGE, N. J., August 3
Thomas A. Edison spent a good night,
sleeping soundly for seven hours, Dr.
Hubert 8. Howe announced today.
The physician’s bulletin, issued at $
a.m., said: "Mr. Edison had a good
night. He slept seven hours. He is in
excellent spirits and is taking more in
terest in outside affairs than he has
for many years. His condition seems
to be steadily improving.”
Among many messages expressing the
hope of a speedy recovery was one to
day from Sir Thomas Llpton.
Definitely Improved.
After Issuing the morning bulletin
Dr. Howe said Mr. Edison seems
“definitely Improved, but he has a great
deal of poison in his system. The
uremic poisoning from which he is suf
fering is especially bad.” s
“The problem now,” Dr. Howe said,
“is the adjustment of his diet so that
it doesn’t affect any of the four dis
eases from which he is suffering—dia
betes, Bright's disease, ulcers of the
stomach and uremic poisoning.
"His heart is functioning well and
his pulse is normal.”
The inventor. Dr. Howe raid, was in
"an astoundingly good frame of mind,”
adding that Mr. Edison this morning
asked to smoke a cigar. Because of
his condition, however, the cigar was
refused him.
“I don’t think he’ll ever be out of
danger,” he added.
Dr. Howe later left for New York.
He planned to return this afternoon.
In his absence, two local physicians
were on call in addition to the nurse
and dietitian who are in constant at
Machine Installed.
A dehumidifying machine was in
stalled in Mr. Edison's bedroom this
morning. Dr. Howe said due to the
poison in the inventor’s system, he
was having difficulty in properly pass
ing off liquids through the pores of
his skin, and that the dehumidifying
apparatus would aid in correcting this.
Mr. Edison was up a bit yesterday
and discussed his treatment and diet
with his physician, members of his
family revealed.
A special police guard was posted
about the Edison estate today to keep
traffic moving.
European Countries Alarmed at
Possibility of Germany Getting
Cotton and Wheat.
Br Cable to Tha Star.
PARIS, August 3.—Alarm has spread
over the manufacturing and agricultural
’ countries throughout Europe as the
significance of the Hoover proposal to
“lend” cotton and wheat to Germany is
realized. Although Germany apparently
has contracted with Rumania for her
' current wheat needs, nevertheless the
x Hoover scheme, it is feared, will upset
i the European futures market.
» Textile and allied industries outside
! Germany realize that the cotton offer to
i Germany on long credit gives the Ger
. mans tremendous advantage in lntema-
I tlonal competition, and the question is
i raised as to why the Hoover credit terms
t are not extended to all nations.
Many critics do not hesitate to char
acterize the scheme as dumping, and
predict that the result will be a further
depression of rmwstuff prices.
* (Copyright, 1931.)
! .
[ I*First Shipment to TJ. S. Since 1080
Amounts to About 01,000,000.
| NEW YORK, August 3 (&).—'The first
. gold shipment to reach this country
: from England since October, 1929, ar
| rived today on the liner Carman la. It
| amounted to about $1,000,000 and rep
resented a private commArial, rather
than a banking, transaction.
During the recent break in sterling
exchange, which for several days was
quoted well below the rate at which gold
might have been shipped profitably
i from London to New York, American
1 banks refrained from importing the
metal. Sterling now has returned above
the so-called gold point.
Today’s shipment comprised 45 boxes
of bar gold.
By the United States'Marine Band
at the Marine Barracks this evening at
> 8 o'clock; Taylor Branson, leader; Ar
-1 thur S. Witcomb. second leader.
• March, "Thomas Jefferson,” Santelmann
Overture, “Merry Wives of Windsor,”
i Nicolai
Cornet solo, “Die Post Im Walde.”
1 , Schaefer
MHsician John P. White.
Excerpts from “The Runaway Girl."
Cary 11
; Characteristic, “Dance of the Tum
blers" from “The Snow Maiden,”
- Rimsky-Korsakow
, Euphonium aolo, “Oh. Thou Sublime
Sweet Evening Star" from "Tann
hauser” Wagner
Musician Albert W. Bennert.
Walts dl concert, “Danube Waves,”
t Ivanovici _
j Tone poem, “Finlandia” Sibelius
1 Marines’ hymn, “The Halls of Monte
-1 zuma.” <
"The Star Spangled Banner."
I By the United States Army Band this
' evening at Grant Circle at 7:80 o’clock;
William J. Stannard. leader; Thomas
•F. Darcy, second leader.
March, “The NC-V" ...Bigelow
o Overture, "The Fairy Lake” Auber *
». Morceau, "Golden Blonde”... .Eilenberg
Selection from “The Fortune Teller,”
f Waltz, "L’Estudiantlna” Waldteufel
, Fantasia, "Evolution of Dixie”... .Lake
’ March, “Colonel Bradley” Stannard
“The Star Spangled Banner.”
By the United State* Navy Band this
5 evening at 7:30 o’clock at the Capitol;
’ Charles Benter, leader; Charles Wise,
i assistant.
'• March, "The Monarch” Smith
[• Overture, “Orpheus in the Under
* world” Offenbach
’ Solo for cornet, “Dream of Love," Hoch
. Musician Blrley Gardner.
’ Prologue from the opera “Pagliacci,”
- Leoncavallo
5 Fantasia, “Evolution of Dixie"....Lake
’ Processional march, “Zanzibar," Hadley
4 Solo for xylophone, “Fantasia in
“ Irish and Scotch Me ladles”.... Stobbe
Musician Louis Goucher.
’ selections from “lolenthe”... .Sullivan
Solo for cathedral chimes, “Chimes
of Love” Fillmore
r Musician Roy Watson,
r Rhapsodic dance, “The Bamboula,”
1. / Taylor
k. "Anchor’s A weigh.”
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