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<U 8. Weather Bureau Forecast ! Fair tonight and tomorrow; not much change in temperature. Temperatures—Highest, 06. at 4 p m. yesterday; lowest. 72, at 6 a.m. today. Full report on page 16. Closing N.Y. Markets, Pages 13,14 &15 Entered as second class matter post office. Washington. I>. «'. No. 33,910. FIVE D. C. LAWYERS CONSTITUTE BOARD; • TO PROBE CHARGES: IN STAPLES REPORT | Henry P. Blair, Col. W. C.j Clephane, Col. J. M. Ken- j yon. D. W. O’Donoghue and S. C. Peelle Accept. GROUP IS SUGGESTED BY BAR PRESIDENT findings of Inquisitorial Body j Will Be Basis to Determine Ne- j cessity for Appointment cf Pro- j posed Civilian Group by District 1 j Commissioners. ► ■ I ' A special board, composed of j five prominent Washington law- I .vers, was appointed today by the District Commissioners to inves tigate the charges against the Po lice Department contained in the recent grand jury report and to determine whether steps sliould be taken to punish any members cf the Police Department who' are alleged to have been involved I in the "framing” of former Po-; licetnan Orville Staples. The findings of the investigat ing board, the Commissioners an nounced, will be the basis for de termining whether it will be nec-1 cssary to create the proposed ex- i traordinary civilian trial board, i Members of the bar appointed to the ; investigating board are: Henry P. Blair. Col. Walter C. : Clephane. Col. J. Miller Kenyon, Daniel i W. O’Donoghue and Stanton C. Peelle. j The names of these men were sug- i gested to the Commissioners by George I B. Hoover, president of the District Bar Association, and all of them have con- | sented to serve. Serve As Civic Duty. Announcement cf the appointment of i the investigating board followed dis closure earlier in the day that the Com-, missioners had appealed to the presi- j dents of the five ma jor civic and trade, organizations of Washington to aid; t hem in selecting thp personnel of the j proposed civilian trial board. Creation of the investigating board: of lawyers was kept secret at the Dis- j trict Building until the Commissioners j had received word that the five lawyers had agreed to serve on such a board. I purely as a civic duty. No compensa- I tion will be paid for their service. i . A statement issued by the Commis- . Stoners announcing the appointment of i th n board revealed that the plan was j ! suggested by Corporation Counsel Wil liam W. Bride, who asked that his cf- s fire be excused from making reeom-i mendations in connection with the | } findings of the grand jury, which j urged the reinstatement of Staples and j X punishment of those responsible for his | dismissal. » Statement by Bride. The statement follows: "The cor- j I poration counsel has asked the Commis- | ? sicners to excuse his office from mak- i I •, Ing recommendations with reference to j ’ their action upon the recent statement ‘- of the members of the present grand I j ’ Jury. His request is based upon the i i fact that the prosecution of the Steples j | case was conducted by his office and he j desires that such recommendations as . are made shall be free from any pre i vieus association with the case. He suggested that the Commissioners re quest that the president of the Bar ’ Association be urged to submit a list ; of 15 members of the local bar whose i position in the community commands complete respect, who are men cf un questioned high character and who could make such recommendations. “Such a list was submitted, and the Commissioners are pleased to announce that from this list they have .selected; the following: Henry P. Blair. Col. j Walter C. Clephane, Col. J. Miller Ken- • yon. Daniel W. O'Donoghue and Stanton : C. Rcclle. All of these gentlemen have j accepted the Commissioners' request | solely upon the grounds of civic duty, t They will organize at an early date, fix | their own procedure and report to the | Commissioners. Their field is limited to the allegations contained in the j report of the grand jury.” Aside from considering the grand, jury's recommendations that staples be ( reinstated and those responsible for his dismissal severely reprimanded, the in- j vestigating board also, it was said, will j determine if there was any basis for j the charge in the grand jury report that: there exists in the Police Department a ’ •'false sense of loyalty, supplemented by a vicious system of reprisals for these j who tell the truth.” Aid of Civic Heads Sought. Earlier in the day presidents of the five • tr.a'or civic, and trade organizations of Washington were invited by the Com missioners to aid them in selecting the personnel of the extraordinary civilian board to be created to consider an act on the grand jury report recom i Continued on Page 2. Column 1.) DOGS TRAIL TWO MEN SEEN FLEEING FIRE Two Buildings on Sherwood | Forest Farm Testroj’ed—Four Horses Burn. Special Dispajch to The Star. FREDERICKSBURG. Va.. September 12. Bloodhounds this morning were trailing two men seen emerging last \ night from a barn which was ablaze on the Sherwood Forest farm, three miles from here In Stafford County. The fire spread from the barn to a garage, destroying both buildings and all contents with a loss cf $6,000. Four horses in the barn were killed and two tractors demolished, besides other farm equipment and 60 tons of new hay. One of the finest estates in this sec tion. Sherwood Forest farm is owned by .Ichrr L. Pratt, of New York and Fredericksburg, vice president of Gen- Motors Corporation, „ . _ , j Found Dead jg*; d a m POLICEMAN RAYMOND MORROW. iBRIDE ASKS SPECIAL i 0. G. PROBE BOARD | OF SIX MEMBERS (Group Would Work Under Commissioners’ Su pervisor Creation of a special investigating | force independent of any department of i the municipal government and operat | ing directly under the District Com missioners was urged today by Corpo ration Counsel William W. Bride. The proposed force. Bride said, would relieve the Department of Justice of | making independent investigations for ! the District, such as the present in i quiry into alleged third-degree prac- J ticca of the Police Department. The ! force, he declared, should be composed ■ of not less than six men trained In the i work and should conduct all inquiries, j thus assuring investigations free of j the interest and bias which might exist if the investigators were attached to | any one department of the municipal ! government. Bride declared there is a j serious need fer such a force. I The existing police trial board pro i cedure also was condemned by Bride •as "almost partial.” To correct this ( • condition, he urged the Commissioners ; to seek legislation at the forthcoming i session of Congre.ss to increase the pew ( ers of both the police and fire depart- I ment trial boards. Boards Lack Authority. These trial boards now. Bride point - ; ed out. are without authority to compel ] the attendance and testimony of wit ; nesses. He said it is absolutely neces i sary to clothe the boards with power : to require the attendance and testimony j of witnesses before such boards under j penalty of contempt if these bodies are ! to have public respect. Mr. Bride's recommendations are I contained in his annual report, which Ihe submitted to the Commissioners | while they were at work on plans for j the creation of a special civilian board i to consider an act on the recent grand j jury report recommending the rein | statement of former Policeman Orville j Staples and punishment of those re i sponsible for his removal from the force j in 1928. I “Under the cumbersome procedure, i required under existing law. trial i boards are without authority to compel j the attendance and testimony of wit ; nesses.” Bride declared. “It is true [ that on appeal by the head of the de partment involved a subpoena issued out of the Police Court can be ob tained and the attendance of the party can be secured, but there is grave doubt whether the giving of testimony can be compelled. It is almost a partial procedure. Trained Personnel Urged. “And while I am upon this subject I strongly urge the establishment of an j investigating body with trained investi i gators, independent of any department .of the local government, to operate ; under the direction of the Comm is j sioners. It is highly unfortunate that |it is absolutely necessary under our . present set-up and appropriations to j be required to go outside the local gov . ernment to have these investigations made by the Department of Justice. This department does not relish such | requests. It comes only on rare oc casions and then with great reluctance. ' feeling, and properly so. that our local government should conduct its own in ; vestigations. “Congress should be asked to give us ! a body of not less than six men. trained ; in the work, who will operate under 'the direction of the Commissioners. Thus the Commissioners will be able i to conduct all inquiries, free from the I interest and bias which might exist if their investigations were attached to ' any one department of the municipal ' government. There is very much and serious need for such a body. If it is used for no other purpose than for in vestigations in condemnation matters, the expense would be amply justified, but that would only be an incident in their actual use and value to the local government.'’ DOCTOR ON BACK IN MINE HOLE SEVERS ARM TO SAVE PINNED MAN j Entombed Workman Carried to Top After Long Ordeal in Which Food and Minister Were Sent Down. I 3y the Associated Press. ! CHARLESTON. W. Va.. Septembrr 12. J —An amputation performed tinder ' jagged slate far down in a coal mine, with the surgeon lying flat upon his back, has saved the life of Aukstock Co*ter, 30-year-old miner. The entombed miner was liberated i after hours of tragic effort, during which j a minister read passages from the Bible | for him and food was lowered to him on the end of a pole extended through a crevice. Cotter was trapped when a section of the mine roof came crashing down. Both his arms were pinned to the ground by slate. Fellow workers freed his left arm by lifting tfie, rocks witjji J ©he Moenina irks. V J V V WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION WASHINGTON. I>. <’■■ SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 12, 1931—THIRTY PAGES. ** POLICEMAN FOUND DEAD NEAR BRIDGE; SUSPECT MURDER Raymond M. Morrow, 28, Wounded in Head —Body Discovered Near Home. ; HAD FAILED TO REPORT FOR DUTY LAST NIGHT Autopsy Ordered to Determine ' Cause of Death—Wife Collapses as Crowd Gathers. Brutally beaten and with evidences , of a bullet wound in the face, the body ; of Raymond M. Morrow, a 28-year-old policeman attached to No. 3 precinct, was found beneath the Sixteenth street ‘ bridge over Pinev Branch, just north of Spring road, shortly after 9 o'clock this \ morning. Costless and hatless. Mcrrow was dressed in civilian clothing. He lay j on his back with his arms and legs I crossed, his face bruised and the left i eye discolored. A slight wound near the nose appeared to have been made by a bullet. There was a definite print of a man's hepl in the center of his back, indicating that he had been stomped. Coroner Nevitt, after a pre liminary examination, announced that an autepsy would be required to deter mine the cause of death, but that the body had r.ot been thrown from the bridge, because no long bones were broken. Morrow's watch was still running when police summoned by a 10-year-old boy whose mother, a resident of an apartment house nearby, had noticed the form in the valley for several hours, but believed the man to be sleeping, sent her son out to investigate. Two pocketbooks were in his pockets, both empty. Home Was Nearby. The body lav in a depression but the detectives were unable to determine f whether the depression was caused by ! a drop from the bridge above or due to thp bodv lving ir. the damp earth for six or'eight hours. The coroner said Morrow had been dead since about : midnight. The dead policeman lived at 1445 Spring road, just around the corner ! from the bridge, and his wife. Mrs. Harriet L. Morrow, who said she last I heard from him at 7:30 last night when ! Ihe telephoned her, attracted by the J excitem"nt in the neighborhood, was i one of the first of the throng which | collected on the bridge when the body ; was found. She collapsed when she learned that the bodv was that of her husband and is under the care of a physician. She said that her husband told her that, he 1 was on leave, but at the third precinct it was said that Morrow was due to go on duty at midnight last night, but failed to report. Both police authorities and Federal agents investigating the recent charges i of brutality in the Police Department; 1 and the Staples case said that Mor row had had no connection w-ith the investigation. Removed Footprints. While early investigators said they found no signs of footprints around the spot where the body was found, j it was learned that in the soft earth under the bridge proper they located and removed footprints in the damp earih. Two hours after the investigation started the police found two little girls who told them they saw a man under | 1 the bridge yesterday tinkering with an j old automobile. An unimproved dirt j road, rarely used, runs through the j valley. Other residents of the apart ment house neat by also said they thought they had heard an automobile i down in the valley early today, but 1 police failed to find any tire tracks. Maj. Henry G. Pratt, superintendent of police, apprised of the finding of the bodv. immediately assigned Inspector Thaddeus A. Bean to the case. Maj. Pratt said that Morrow had never been in any serious trouble in the depart ment since his appointment in July. 1925. Policemen in the third precinct | said they did not believe that Morrow | j ever drank, but that several months j 1 ago he had hinted that he was eonsid- j ering resigning frem the Police Depart - ) | ment. His beat was from Fifteenth-' ; street to Connecticut avenue and K to [ I M streets. Had Good Record. News of the discovery of the body spread rapidly and within an hour the bridge was so choked w r ith traffic that the police were forced to keep motorists moving. Capt. James G. Beckett, commander of the third precinct, on the scene of j the crime, declared that so far as he I (Continued on Page 2, Column 6.) PACIFIC FLIGHT PLANNED Japanese Will Make Second At tempt to Reach United States. , j TOKIO, September 12 (4*t. The newspaper Hochi said today Seiji j I Yoshihara. Japanese aviator, will make ; another attempt to fly to the United ; States, starting October 10. He will fly a new Junkers' plane, and , will have with him a mechanic and , a radio operator. Yoshihara's previous j attempt to fly over the North Pacific by . i easy stages ended when he crashed in I the Kurile Islands, north of Japan. an automobile jack, but were unable to free the right. Rescue crews worked doggedly at the slate fall, while the clergyman read the Bible. Then Cotter complained eff hun ger and was fed. Dr. George Fordham. Powellton physl . cian. Fuggested Cotters life might be : saved if his arm could be amputated. ! Dr. W. B. Davis, company physician, | volunteered if means of reaching the 1 arm could be found. Miners dug a 15-foot tunnel to Cot ter’s arm and Dr. Davis, surgical In struments tied to his belt, crawled to Cotter’s side. Lying upon his back in the small hole. Dr. Davis injected the anesthetic and a short time later Cot ter was carried from the mine. Today i was recovering in a hospital. — BRITAIN MAT SHIFT POLICY ON TARIFF Protection Seen Necessary in Dealing With Finan cial Problem. By the Associated Press. LONDON, September 12 —-The pos sibility that the emergency government would abandon its free trade policy in fat or of a protective tariff as a further means of dealing with the financial • problem was foreseen in political circles i today. I Encouraged by the developments of | the last few days, protectionists were jof the opinion that the ball already j j was in motion, and some went so far as j ) to say that a tariff policy would be j | adopted within the next three months. Move Declared Certain. The Daily Mail said It was able to announce that the government was cer tain to make such a move before the i end cf the year. Prime Minister Mac j Donald and Secretary of Dominions ; Thomas were credited with expressing : favorable opinions, and even Chancel .; lor Snowden was said to have realized ; that he must modify his free trade I views. ‘The political developments in re cent days have all been pointing in this direction." the paper said, "and decisions which have been taken in the last 24 hours make a tariff policy inevitable." Whether Mr. Snowden would be will ing to gather a tariff measure was con sidered doubtful snd it was supposed that he wculd resign rather than iden : tify himself with the adoption of the ! protectionist system by the cabinet. | leaving Neville Chamberlain as the j logical candidate for the job. Welcomed as Life Saver. Mr. Chamberlain, health minister In the government, in a speech at Dum fries last night warmly advocated such a chang* and said unless the people : had a tariff soon they w-ould not be ! able to live. He scouted the idea of a 10 per cent tariff, advocated by some, j and said it must be higher to prevent foreign goods entering the country. 'relief FROM HEAT j SEEN FOR NEXT WEEK . Bank Employe First Prostration Today—Yesterday Hottest I Since 1900. Excessive humidity which has ae i companied record temperatures to make j Washington acutely uncomfortable dur- ; ing the past few daj’s will continue j until the middle of next w’eek. the! Weather Bureau forecast stated today. The high reading of 96 degrees yes- | terday marked the hottest September I 11 since 1900, and humidity at 35 per | cent was 10 per cent above normal. I This morning at 10 o’clock the official thermometer showed 86 degrees, while the humidity was 50 per cent. At the i same hour yesterday an 87-dcgree read- I ing was reported. I Showers Wednesday or Thursday Drobab'.y will bring decisive relief the bureau predicted, but unless unexpected cloudiness develops before that time 1 the thermometer may bs expected to I soar into the sweltering 90s every day, ! it was said. Tonight may be somewhat cooler ! than the 71-degree minimum recorded, last night, the forecaster said, but the i break will be a mild one. Two heat prostrations occurred yes- | terdav. but both victims recovered. Th<* first prostration today was reported at the American Security & Trust Co., Fifteenth street and New' York ave nue. w'here William Thrift, employe of: the bank, collapsed. He was removed to Emergency Hospital. MEET AT TALLEST TREE Officials to Dedicate Giant Red wood to Conservation Pioneers. DYERVILLE. Calif.. September 12 (IP). —State, county and forest officials assembled here today to dedicate the world's tallest known tree in honor of the three founders of the Save-the- Redwoods League. The tree, a redwood 364 feet high, will be dedicated to Dr. John C. Mer riam, president of the Carnegie Institu tion, Washington, D. C.; Dr. Henry Fairfield Osborn, president of the American Museum of Natural History, New York, and Madison Grant, also of New York. Radio Programs os Page B-14 Insults Written By Mate in Dust, Wife Says in Suit By the Associated Press. LOS ANGELES. September 12. —Claude A. Baum is pictured by his wife Florence as a very subtle man at, times. She charged in a divorce cross complaint, filed yesterday, that he went around the house writ ing insults with his finger in the dust on the furniture. GANDHI SAYS U. S. DOESN’T WANT HIM Will Not Visit America —Sees No Change in British India Policy. . LONDON, September 12 t/W. i Mahatma Gandhi arrived in London , from Folkstone this afternoon and j went, directly to the headquarters of the Society of Friends in Euston road. Ev C'sble to The Star. MARSEILLE. September 12.-Ma hatma Gandhi has no intention of visit ing the United States because he be lieves he Ls "not wanted" there, he said in an interview here yesterday on hLs way to London to attend the second round-table conference on India. H n explained that he refused to con template such a visit unless and until he could feel certain that Americans would receive him as the spokesman for India's cause and not as a social curiosity. His American friends had told him, he added, this was not now possible. Mr. Gandhi left Marseille yesterday j afternoon for London after the most dramatic arrival ever staged bv an Oriental visitor to European shores. Defying the apprehensive predictions of his friends, he appeared wearing his native Indian dress. , Abandons Loin (’loth. He had abandoned the abbreviated loin cloth, which is his sole garment all year around in India, for a full fledged dhoti, a long cotton garment swathed around his waist and nether limbs. Around his narrow body and shoulders, which are left ascetically bare under the ardent rays of the Indian sun. he wore a white hand-woven woolen shawl. But his legs were as bare as ever and his feet were encased in the same much-worn leather sandals. In this authentic native dress Mr Gandhi proposes to brave the fiercest rigors of the English climate and even, j if need be. the still chillier social con ventions of Buckingham Palace, for it is certain he will accept the invitation ! extended by King George to him and j the ether Indian delegates to attend a leceptlon at the palace during the round table conference. Indifferent to Climate. ‘‘To climatic conditions lam indiffer- ! ent,” the bespectacled little Mahatma ! ! explained in his curiously meek yet j defiant voice. | "If the political weather is favorable, j | I will go anywhere where I am needed." j Thus far he had endured an experience ! never before falling the lot of any j j (Continued on Page 3, Column I.) 15 MIDDIES RESIGN; j DEFICIENT IN STUDY Naval Academy Withholds Names of Those Who Failed to Pass Re-examination*. . . ! Special Dispatch to The Star. ANNAPOLIS. Md., September 12- Fifteen midshipmen were today re quired to resign from the Naval Acad emy for deficiency in studies. An nouncement of the resignations W'as made by Lieut. Comdr. L. D. Mc- Cormack, aide to the academy superin tendent. The middies will be required to leave the academy today. Names were not revealed. Commenting on the resignations the academy official press circular said: "These midshipmen have been found de ficient in academic work for the second term of their fourth class year, but had been continued in the academy pending re-examinations this month." The group also failed in the rc-examina tions. The new list brings the list of resig nations from the academy recently up to 20. Five members of the first class were obliged to resign for infractions of rules during the Summer practice cruise. The last of five first class men dismissed was George A. Rooney, whose dismissal was said at the academy to “be for the good of the Naval Academy and the naval service.’’ CANOE SEEN CLUE IN YACUT MYSTERY Drifting Craft Is Searched. Wealthy Man's Body Still Missing. STAMFORD. Conn. September 12 irPi. —Dr. H. P. ColHngs. father of Benjamin P. Collings, today said his daughter-in-law had furnished an important clu» which was ex pected to result In arrests of the ass: Hants. The Stamford Advocate says it has learned Ceilings recognized the older of the Invaders and unfortu nately made his recognition known, which resulted in his being thrown overboard. Tire Advocate's inferma , tion indicated the two suspects are fishermen. By the Associeted Press. MINEOLA. N. Y.. September 12 —An abandoned canoe was found drifting in 1 Oyster Bay this morning not far from where Benjamin P. Collings was said • by his wife to have been tossed cver board by two assailants who boarded j his cabin cruiser, the Penguin. Because a canoe figured prominently in the story of the incident told by Mrs. Col lings. police left immediately in auto mobiles to take charge of the craft and seaich it for possible clues. Pirate Story Doubted. While search is being made for the wealthy man's body and for the two men who. according to the account giv en by his wife, later attacked her. the police said they would again summon Mrs. Collings for questioning this after neon. After re-enacting the incident yester day in the manner in which she said it took place. Mrs. Collings was per mitted to retu: n to her heme in Stam ford. Conn., and District Attorney Elvin N. Edwards of Nassau County issued a statement that, he believed her 6tory, “fantastic as it may seem." But oth-r Nassau authorities- In the investigation, notably Inspector Harold King, chief of detectives, said today that in the absence cf proof or motive they would not arccpt the explanation | of Collings’ disappearance until his j body or some other conclusive evidence is discovered. Some investigators even went so far as to suggest that perhaps, unknewn to Mrs. Collings herself, the entire inci dent may have been a carefully pre meditated drama staged for some mys- j terious purpose not yet brought to light. Point Out Paradoxes. Retracing Mrs. Collings’ story of how her husband was bound and thrown from his cruiser, and she was kid- j naped in a canoe and compelled to ! : leave her 5-year-old child. Barbara, I alone in the cruiser, the police said they ; ; were confronted with a number of | paradoxes. I For example, they pointed out, Mrs. | Collings told of hearing one of her husband's assailants say: "Don't tie j his .hands too tight.”—an edd instruc | tion. they concluded, if the men really I , intended to drown Collings. Mrs. Collings also asserted she heard 1 ! her husband cry lo her: "They’re tying j jmy hands.” This, the police said, had 1 I a stagy sound since it was difficult to imagine a man in real danger of his j j life shouting bulletins of that sort to his wife, who was in the cabin of the boat at the time. The police also pointed to the con trast between the behavior of the visitors in throwing Mrs. Collings' hus band overboard and in carefully giv ing her four blankets to keep warm when they transferred her to the canoe. “I have an open mind in the case.” Inspector King said today when asked his opinion of Mrs. Callings’ account. "If Collings’ bodv is found, it will help to verify her storv. At the present time, however. I cannot believe the explana- i tion of Collings’ disappearance in Its entirety.” MRS. HENDERSON’S INCOME $60,000; $40,000 TAX MADE HER LAND-POOR __ * Although Worth Millions in Real Estate, Capital Dowager Was Barely Able to Make Ends Meet. Mrs. Mary F. Henderson, former leader of Washington society, was "land poor" at the time of her death, it was disclosed today. Hailed as one of the Capital's wealthiest women, and unquestionably possessor of an estate worth millions i of dollars, the widow of the former Senator from Missouri was, neverthe less, barely able to make both ends meet. This seeming paradox is explained by the fact that Mrs. Henderson owned i in proportion so much unproductive real estate that her income from stocks, bonds and other sources was barely auf The only evening paper in Washington with the Associated Press news service. Yesterday’s Circulation, 108,641 (A*) Mean* Associated Press. I Emergency Gasoline Engine Establishes Belize Radio Contact Br the Associated Press. NEW YORK, September 12 An emergency gasoline engine was used by the Pan-American Airways radio operator at Belize for power to send messages tell ing of the storm's damage to the city. The story of how he rebuilt the station after it had been quieted by the terrific -wind was told in an early message received yester day by the Pan-American Air ways here. While other members of the Airways crew in Belize engaged in relief work the radio operator retrieved his emergency gasoline engine to produce power fcr his set. rebuilt the station, set up new aerials and, after struggling through the storm during the entire night, was able to send out the first messages about 10 a m. mm jobless: WINTER OUTLOOK AS RELIEF ROPES RISE Administration Officials See No Need for Public Alarm Over Possible Distress. There will be 7.000.000 jobless when ; Winter sets in, the American Federa- ! I tlon of Labor estimated today in a re- I view of the business situation, but ad ministration officials said they can see . no need for public alarm over arising from this condition. While they regard the unemployment j problem as serious, spokesmen for the; administration said they were confident 1 it can be adequately cared for. Ac-, cording to their views, the public mind I has been too greatly disturbed by mis- i interpretations of the probable situa-1 tion. They said that while the Census Bu- | reau estimate showed 6.050.000 unem-' ployed last Winter, the number in dis- ' tress was between 2.000,000 and 4.000.- ; 000. Next Winter the number needing ‘ help may be larger, they believe, but I the general problem will be somewhat j better because the burden of last year's . 2.000.000 drought victims will be re- j moved. Last March Secretary of Commerce lament estimated that there were 6,050.000 jobless during January. The estimate was made after a special census of unemployment in 19 of the i larger cities. Recently. William Green. ! president of the Amerivn Federation ! of Labor, said conditions would be i worse this Winter than last, and Sen- 1 ator Shlpstead. Farmer-Laborite. of I i Minnesota, last Saturday estimated j there would be 8.000.000 jobless when ’ Winter sets in. Fund Raising Burden. Walter S. Gifford, national relief di rector. was quoted as saying on August 24, the day the President's organiza- ! tion on unemployment relief began to ! function, that in regards to fund I raising “in some places the burden j 1 will be less —not many. I am sure it j will be more in many places, but when ; you ask about the whoie country, I ■ do not know." j . That was the last statement Mr. Gif- | ford made personally to newspaper men. ( Since that time, the organization's pub- i ( llcitv has been confined to committee j . appointments and from time to time as- j surance has been given that a survey j , of the probable relief burden was being ! . made by Government agencies in col- i laboration with private welfare agencies. ' , So far. relief officials said they were not ; prepared to estimate what it will be j Administration officials, in sounding j a warning against exaggeration of the bad features in the outlook for the Winter, confined their remarks to un employment and made no reference to wage-cutting, which the Labor Depart ment's Bureau of Statistics records show is spreading generally. Os the 6.000.000 unemployed last \ Winter officials believe that 1.500.000 j represented the number normally out j of work ar.d that more than 1,000.000 j ! others were only seasonably jobless. ! Federal relief experts alsa calculate that i | there are 17 breadwinners to every 10 families, and therefore many families still have some income even though one j member is out of work. They said they j take no stock in estimates that 6.000.- 000 unemployed means that, counting members of the families of the jobless. 30.000.000 are in need. The problem this Winter, they be lieve. will net be of aiding 30.000.000 people, but only those who are desti tute. Overemphasis of the problem, according to their view, has disturbed the public mind. Reassurance of Jobs. A similar plea to allay ungrounded fear was put forward by the American Federation of Labor, but it proposes a ! specific plan for reassuring workers of 1 having their jobs guaranteed, j "Thousands are hoarding their earn ings for fear of unemployment.” said ; the federation's report, “Hoardings of i workers and others are estimated at $800,000,000 to $1,000,000,000. If the 20.000.000 wage earners who probablv will be employed from November through March were sure of their jobs from October on, we estimate that at least $300,000,000 could be released for purchases, and workers could undertake installment purchases amounting to (Continued on Page 2, Column 2.) Quake Hits Hawkes Bay. WELLINGTON, New Zealand. Sep tember 12 (jp).—A 'sharp earth shock ! struck the district of Hawkes Bay to day, but did no damage. ficient to pay the taxes and meet up keep expenses. Her real estate taxes, it was said, amounted to between $30,000 and $40.- 000 a year. As against this, her total income was about $60,000. Therefore, allowing for upkeep, salaries of serv ants, etc., it is apparent she was forced to remain a comparatively poor woman to keep her holdings. The petition for probate of her will, filed recently by Attorney George E. Edelin, listed real estate “in excess of sl,ooo,ooo'’ and personal property of only $275,000. He also reported a $35,- 000 indebtedness against the estate, which is believed to have been in the . form of overdue real estate taxes. TWO CENTS. BELIZE, STRICKEN BY HURRICANE AND TIDAL WAVE, DIGS SELL FROM DEBRIS Dead Estimated at 150 and Upward as New Bodies Are Unearthed—7o Per Cent of Capital City Is Destroyed. JOTAL DAMAGE PLACED ! AT MORE THAN $2,000,000 I Eleven U. S. Priests and 18 Native Students Is Toll of Storm as St, John s College Is Razed—Loss to American Firms Estimated at s2so.ooo—First Aid Taxed. , By ihr Associated Press. BELIZE. British Honduras, Sep tember 12.—Belize, home of 13.000 person', devoted itself today to burying the dead and ministering to the injured, victims of a hurri cane that devastated the city Thursday. More than 150 persons were es timated to have lost their lives in the storm and ensuing tidal wave, and bodies still were being un earthed. Many were injured by falling walls and roofs. Seventy per cent of the city was leveled', with hardly a house unscathed and every church in ruins. Starting at 2:30 p.m.. the dis turbance raged for about three hours, with a calm period of 30 minutes. It was immediately fol lowed by a tidal wave that ac counted for most of the dead and left water from 5 to 9 feet high in the streets. The dead included 11 American Cath olic priests and 18 native students who were trapped when St. John's College, a Jesuit institution, was razed. The lass to American concerns was placed roughly at $250,000. and the total damage at well over $2,000,000 wireless communications were broken and medical supplies were drenched by i flood and rain, handicapping subsequent le.ief work. Government House was vir -1 tually undamaged, but the home of the Mexican consul was destroyed. Gov. J. a. Burdon finallv go; out a I radio message to London asking that a ; British battleship be sent with medical ‘ supplies and food to car e for the vic j tims. A gang of convicts was out to dig ging trenches to receive the dead, and | the road to the cemetery was cleared ! for traffic. Bodies were taken to the burial ground in motor lorries. First-aid stations were taxed to capacity as the injured came of their own accord or were brought on stretchers. Porto Rico Recovering. SAN JL’AN. Porto Rico. September 12 <.4V—Communication with the in terior of the island was restored today and the electric light plants were operating again after yesterday's hurri cane. yhieh did extensive though com paratively minor damage. Reports from the interior bore out the belief that the storm was confined to the immediate vicinity of San Juan. Most of the island did not even know there had been a storm. Workmen already have b®gun to re pair the houses unroofed by the 100- mile wind and it was expected that she trolley cars would be running again by tonight. British Ship Dispatched. IjONDON, September 12 (A>). —The British cruiser Danae. stationed at Barbadoes. has been ordered to proceed immediately to Belize. British Hon duras. with supplies for that hurricane devastated city. She will stop at Ja maica to take aboard stores, and should reach Belize by next Wednesday. Governor Thanks Americans. NEW YORK. September 12 (.4*l. Pan-American Airways today received the following radio message, addressed through them to the American people, from Sir John Burdon. governor of British Honduras, whose capital, Belize, was razed by a hurricane. “British Honduras Is profoundly touched by the spontaneous and gener ous offer of assistance from the United States Government Red Cross in her hour of need. “Overwhelmed as we are by the worst calamity that has ever visited our colony, it is difficult for us to express the measure of our heartfelt gratitude to the American nation, which has given further proof of its sympathy and generosity to stricken neighbors. “The colony Is under the deepest (Continued on Page 2, Column 4.) LINDBERGH FLIGHT DELAYED BY TYPHOON Colonel Denies Report He Hopes to Return by Philippine Route. By the Associated Press. KASUMIGAURA. Japan. September 12. —The tail end of a typhoon in For mosa whipped the waters off Osaka to day and caused Col. and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh to postpone their take-off from here for Osaka. The newspaper Nichi Niehi published a report that the colonel had informed several officers of the naval station here that he hoped to fly back to America via the Philippines, Guam, Marshall Island and Hawaii. Col. Lindbergh explained the report probably came from the fact that he had discussed the feasibility of perhaps all routes in the world, including a re turn via the Azores and also the possi bility of flying back byway of Green land. using skils for landing gear in Winter weather. Twenty-Six Reported Dead. TOKIO. September 12 (jp>.—A dis patch to the newspaper Asahi from Tai nan, Formosa, said the southern portion of that island had been swept by a ty phoon early this morning, leaving 26 persons dead and many injured. Hundreds of houses were reported damaged. Torrential rains followed, flooding 1,000 homes. Five motor fish ing vessels were reported missing.