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WEATHER. ~ ! <U. 8 Weather Bureau Forecast.1 1 he Only evening paper Pair, slightly colder tonight; tomorrow • \ir_.L• _.i increasing cloudiness; gentle variable in Wasnington With the wlTemperature—Highest. 70, at i p.m. Associated Press news yesterday; lowest, 39, at 6:15 am. today. Service. Pull report on page 9. Closing N. Y. Markets, Pages 13,14 & 15_ Yesterday’s Circulation, 119,782 X’ •>) AA 1 KnVrod as pocond class matter __ IS o. *.>— .UU4. pQst office, Washington. 1). t\_ (/P) Means Associated Press. I \\ O CENTS EXTENSION PLEA ON DEBTS LOOMS Committee Believed Ready to Ask More Time for Moratorium. EXPERTS SHOW CAUTION AS CONFERENCE NEARS Fesr Results at Reparations Parley if Conditional Payments Plan Is Displaced. (Copyrisht. 1031. by the Associated Press, i BASEL, December 15— A recommen dation for a further moratorium on Germany's conditional reparations pay ments will be contained in the final report of the Young Plan Committee, which is studying Germany's capacity to pay. it was learned from the highest authority today. The recommendation will be accom inted by a long summary of the facts presented so the world will be able to Iraw its own conclusions. General Outline Bared. Sir Walter Layton of Great Britain. Prof. Charles Rist of Franc? and Dr. Carl Melchior of Germany have been named as a committee to draft the report. They set to work immediately upon the basis for it which was drafted by the "big three" of the committee, Sir Walter Layton. Walter W. Stewart. American representative, and Prof. Rist, in accord with Dr. Melchior. The outline is understood to contain these headings: 1. The short term credit situatjon, enlarging on the Wiggin report of last Summer and perhaps offering further suggestions concerning their relation to Germany’s public debts. 2. The extent and influence of Ger many's favorable balance of trade since 133(L 3. The situation of the Reich's bud get. including a possible critical para graph on G.rman expenditures. K The position of the Reichsbank. grid cover'ga and maintenance of the g^ld standard. 5. Possibilities or alternatives in the future German policy. Room Left for Conclusions. This basis leaves ample room for con clusions and recommendations, it was stated. A majority of the committee favored cancellation" of reparations payments, but in view of the fact that the Young plan denies the right to recommend measures outside the plan itself the committee was said to be practically certain to bow to strict adherence to this provision. If anything beyond this limit is ad mitted in the report, it was said, it will be by implication only. The shadow of the expected subse quent conference of governments on the reparations situation and the uncertain ty of its scope is exercising considerable influence on the final report, it was learned. No one. it was said, is willing to take the responsibility for overthrow ing the Young plan. The experts' conclusions will be ex tensively discussed in private before the draft is made, and it was pointed out that some changes might be made be fore it is signed. THIRD VIOLENT CRIME STIRS NOVA SCOTIA Fatal Shooting in Woods Second Mysterious Murder in Vicinity in Two Weeks. By the Associated Press. NEW GERMANY, Nova Scotia, De cember 15.—The second mysterious death and apparently the third unex plained act of violence in this neigh borhood within two weeks confronted authorities yesterday, when Lemuel Smith fell dead of gunshot wounds in a wooded section near Nineveh. Twelve days ago Myles Simpson's body was found in the waters of West River. A jury returned an "accidental drown ing" verdict. An autopsy by Dr. F. V. Woodbury, Halifax medical examiner. Indicated the young man was dead when his body entered the river. Gilbert Simpson, brother of Myles, took a gun from a neighbor's house Sunday and went into the woods. An hour later he came out with part of his head shot away and was able to say that he had tripped on the gun. He is in Bridgewater Hospital, not expected to live. Police, already investigating the death and Myles and Gilbert’s shooting, now arc faced with the killing of Smith. The Nineveh man had been working in the woods with two companions, but they were some distance away when he was shot. SEAMEN BUY SHIP Tampico Unions Plan to Operate Vessel in Gulf of Mexico. TAMPICO. Mexico, December 15 (/P). —Several seamen's unions here have contracted to purchase the national steamship Double X. and operate it as a co-operative freight and passen ger carrier along Mexican Gulf of Mexico ports. The co-operative group also plans to buy its sister ship, Superior, in case it is returned from Venezuela, where it now Is being held after an unsuccess ful filibustering expedition. PLAN TO FINISH SHIP Cunard Line Officials to Discuss Completion of New Vessel. LONDON, December 15 (/Pi.—Direct ors of the Cunard Line today decided to meet some time during the week to discuss the possibility of resuming work on the company's giant new liner lying inrompleted in a Clydebank, Scotland, shipyard. Officials said they had no intention of allowing the vessel to rot on the ways. Three thousand workers were dis missed on Saturday from the yard where the ship was being built. A drop In earnings was given as the cause of the suspension Radio Programs on Page D-3 Gandhi Is Included in British “Who’s Who” For *32 as Barrister By the Associated Press. LONDON, December 15.—The name of Mahatma Gandhi ap pears for the first time in the British "Who's Who" for 1932. The Indian leader, who has a total space of 10 lines, is de scribed as a "barrister.” Three prominent Americans arc also included for the first time. One of these is the late Senator Dwight Morrow, who died after the volume had gone to press. The others are Bobby Jones and "Bill” Tilden, who is de scribed as "journalist and au thor, also actor; three times world champion of tennis.” Ways and Means-Committee Wants Secretary's Views on Moratorium. By the Associated Press. Secretary of State Stimson has been requested by the House Ways and ■ Means Committee to testify at hearings today on the Hoover moratorium. I Chairman Collier of the committee I said: "We have asked Mr. Stimson to appear as a witness and would like very much to have him testify." He added he had not heard whether the Secretary would appear. Mills on Stand First. Chairman Collier said Undersecretary of the Treasury Mills was scheduled to ! testify first at the moratorium hearings j beginning at 2 o'clock this afternoon. ! Collier believes the resolution ratifying I the moratorium will be submitted to I the House for consideration Thursday. The Democratic chairman invited j Undersecretary Mills to appear before I the committee to give the moratorium I plan its send-off—a statement of how I President Hoover first proposed the 1 payments oc postponed for a year now j half gone, and whv. A host of other I witnesses are seeking to get in a word I in favor or opposition. I i ne nearing^ weie lxitexmtru, xiuwcvn, j to be short. Collier wants to lay the moratorium plan with a report before ! the House the day after tomorrow, and predicts approval within a week despite ; the fact open debate on the floor hrs j disclosed some stiff opposition. The Senate has some. too. I After Mills the committee sought to I hear from the State Department. In j addition to Secretary Stimson Dr. Her I bert Peis, an expert on the subject, Pax chosen to appear. Strong Feelings Shown. Yesterday’s debate brought out the 1 bitterest expressions so far against the ; debt postponement, and also its most ! vigorous defense. Representative Sum ! ners of Texas, Democratic chairman of | the Judiciary Committee, charged the ' President transgressed his authority | in putting the moratorium into effect. Rankin or Mississippi termed the plan I a bold scheme of financial buccaneer i ing. | Defending, two Republicans. Beck of ; Pennsylvania, and Luce of Massachu ! setts, pleaded for non-partisan support j argued the criticial emergency of in i tcrnational finance and its bearing on I world security and cited precedents for | the President's action. SHIPBUILDING TO GIVE EMPLOYMENT TO 1,000 Two Huge Freighters to Be Built at Chester, Averting Cut in Pay Roll. By the Associated Press CHESTER. Pa . December 15.—Con struction work on two of the largest freight-carrying ships in the world will 1 be staretd next month at the plant of [ the Sun Shipbuilding Co. here. Officials ! explained the order not only averts a I cut in the working forces, planned for this week, but also necessitates the adding of about 1,000 men to the pay roll. Cost of the two vessels will be ap proximately SI,600.000 each. They are to be built on order of Seatrain Lines, Inc., and when finished will ply be tween Norfolk, New Orleans and Ha vanna. Both vessels will be 475 feet overall, 63 feet 6 inches beam and will have a depth of 38 feet 3 inches. CHEER FOR DEPOSITORS Will Receive $5,000,000 From Closed Cook County Banks. ! CHICAGO. December 15 OP).— i There's going to be a Santa Claus this j Christmas for depositors of 14 closed Cook County banks, it was indicated today. State Auditor Oscar Nelson signed an order by which the banks are expected to turn over $5,000,000 to depositors be fore Christmas. Italy's Jobless Increase. ROME. December 15 OP).—Italy's un employed increased 78,000 during No vember and on November 30 totaled 878.000. of which 240,000 are receiving the dole. TO HEAL BREACH IN CHINESE FACTIONS Declares He Resigned to End Break With Cantonese Government. NATIONALIST PARTY PICKS LIN SEN NEW PRESIDENT 600 Students Wreck Foreign Office and Attack Chairman of Legislative Yuan. By thr Associated Press. NANKING. China. December 15.— Chiang Kai-Shek resigned today as President of the Nanking government, and was succeeded by Lin Sen, veteran member of the Nationalist party. He stepped out, he said, in the in terest of internal peace in China and because of the strong criticism to which his foreign policies had been subjected. Chen Ming-Shu, prominent National ist military leader, was made chairman of the executive Yuan. Chiang vacated not only his ministerial posts, but that of commander in chief of the army. "I have tried to fulfill my obligations | ever since I was made chairman of the National government in 1928," said Chiang. Quits to Restore Peace. He referred to the serious split in the Nanking government last Spring which | resulted in the formation of the present Canton government composed of men who formerly had participated in the Nanking regime, and expressed the hope that the breach would be healed. "My comrades at Canton said they would come to Nanking only on condi tion that I resign," he said. "This means that I must retire before peace and unity are restored. "My original desire to carry on 'fit least until my friends of Canton re turned proved a stumbling block In the path of the nation’s welfare. "We also have been criticized as lacking a responsible bedv for dealing with foreign relations. Since cur uni-1 fication has a strong bearing on our j foreign relations, I decided to tender i my resignation. Speculate on Future. "My future actions will be governed by the demands of the national wel- j fare. I have resigned, but I will con- ' tinue to fullfill my duties as a member j of the Kuomingtang and as a citizen of China.” Lin Sen was a member of the first I Chinese Parliament after the Revo- i lution of 1911. Chen Ming-Shu is Prezi-1 dent of the Kwantung provincial gov- J eminent. Marshal Chlang Is going back tCP'fcis own private residence near the nuu soleum of Sun Yat Sen. Already there is considerable speculation concerning his future movements. Some persons close to him said he! might go to Rome to live He always i has had a great admiration for Benito Mussolini. A crowd of 600 Chinese students from Peiping stormed and wrecked the i foreign office of the government today j I and then attacked the headquarters of j the Kuomintang 'Nationalist party) ! where a government conference had 1 been called to consider Chiangs resignation. The attack on the Kuomintang head quarters was halted by police who sur ; rounded the building and opened five (Continued on Page 3. Column 1.) SUBPOENAES SERVED IN MRS. M’LEAN’S SUIT Three Cincinnatians Made Defend ants in Effort to Remove Hus band as Trustee. By the Associated Press. CINCINNATI, Ohio. December 15.— Subpocnaes were served here yesterday on three Cincinnatians by Attorney Albert B. Fox, Washington, D. C., counsel for Mrs. Edward B. McLean in connection with suit of her chil dren to remove their father as eo tru-tee of the estate of the late John R. McLean. The papers were served on W. F. Wiley, general manager of the Enquir er: Miss Fannie Richards, former En ouirer cashier, and Miss Jeanie Mc Lean. cousin of John R McLean, all named codefendants in the suit. Fox said the Cincinnatians became defendants inasmuch as J. R. McLean's will gave Wiley control of the Cincin nati Enquirer, Mis', Richards $600 a year and Miss McLean $400 annually. John R. McLean was the grand father of Edward B. McLean, jr.: Miss Emily McLean and John R. McLean, 2d, children cf Mr'. Edward B. Mc Lean. wife cf the Cincinnati and Washington publisher. --• - — Japanese Money Down. TOKIO, December 15 </Pi.—Japanese housewives already are feeling the pinch which followed suspension of the gold standard. The cost of rice and fish has gone up and, on the whole money has lost about 20 per cent of its value. HOLIDAY KISSING TO BE UTILIZED AS MEANS TO SUPPLY NEW JOBS Los Angeles Civic Organizations Approve Osculating Festivities to Boom Mistletoe Harvest. By the Associated Press. LOS ANGELES. December 15—A holiday boom in convivial kisses stolen by sanction of Christmas mistletoe and poinsettias has been approved by two civic organizations here ?s a minor means of straightening out a warped economic condition. A belief that the osculating festivi ties induced by sprigs of semi-concealed mistletoe and the increased employment furnished by the harvesting of the holi | dav symbols would buoy the spirits of Southern California led to the indorse imont by the County Unemployment Committee and the Chamber of Com merce. Between 400 and 500 persons will be given employment in harvesting thou sands of dollars' worth of mistletoe in * nearby mountains and poinsettias from a 500-acre farm owned by Paul Ecke reputed to furnish the United States with 80 per cent of the Christmas flower. "Advance orders for poinsettias ”1 E:ke said, “are slightly lower this year than last, but that probably is because Eastern growers have doubled th-ir hot house output. My pay rolls during th“ months of November. December and January Jump to $1,500 monthly I usually employ between 300 and 400 persons to harvest the flowers" Another Industry that has grown considerably in recent years, Ecke said is the exporting of the California red berry. a decorative bush similar to Eng lish holly, its leaves are waxlike and the berries art long-enduring. ?( Nor Satisfied With AMOUNT of plate Col LECTioN, Pulled ft ***!£%*£ You NEVER. CAM tell WHAT You MAV have /^^E5oRT7o' NEW TOY FOR A POOR CHILD ADMISSION AT SPECIAL MOVIES Warner Brothers and The Star to Give Saturday Performances of 'Skippy ' and ' Penrod as Benefits. Go shopping Saturday morning— Happiness shipping! Buy a new toy, a gift toy for some child who may know the ache of an empty stocking on Christmas morning; l>on Janney. then go to a show and trade your present in as the price of admis sion ! There are many boys and girls in Washington who may be forgotten, many whose faith •< in the generosity of Santa Claus may b? blighted this year. ' There are many * adults, too. with no one to give to. ^ with no espec al * reason to join the happy. milling throngs in the shops and about the toy counters. These two—the unfortunate child, the adult with no cne to buy trinkets for—can form a happy alliance through a plan being worked out by Warner Bros, and The Evening Star. At the Metropolitan and ’ .vol: Theaters special performances have been arranged for Saturday morning The cnly price of admission will be £ shiny, new t-ov. __ In place of a box office till, there will be great sacks such as those Santa Claus bears from the frozen North, waiting to receive the contri bution df young and old. The toys collect ed will be distrib uted by welfare agencies to chil dren of the poor, of the un 'mploy.-i of the needy in every walk of life, or to the little in mates of Wash Jarklf Coopff. lngtons cnanty institutions. Don't bring old toys, worn toys, thi leftovers of more fortunate children For small children, even of the ven poor, are tired of old gifts. Their neec is for something bright someth inf 'Continued on Page 2, Column 4.) AGED COUPEE SHOT AS DOUSE IS FIRED Eldersburg Residents Fight ing Mysterious Blaze Are Wounded Seriously. Special Dispatch to The Star. MOUNT AIRY. Md . December 15.— Mr. and Mrs. Henry Steele, an aged couple, of Eldersburg, lower Carroll County, were shot and seriously wound ed early this morning by unidentified assailants. No cause for the shooting could be assigned by the Steeles or by neighbors. Although the wounds are serious, they are expected to recover. Mr. Steele was aroused by smoke and discovered that his porch was ablaze with evidences that it had been set on fire. Mrs. Steele ran to get some water to aid her husband and when she re turned she found him lying wounded on the blazing porch. As she went over to him she was shot. Mr. Steele was wounded in the head, while his wife received wounds in the face and side. Mr. Steele, a retired farmer, is reputed to be wealthy. Fodder had been dragged on the porch and saturated with coal oil and then set on fire, members of the West minster Fire Department. who re sponded to a fire alarm, believe. The firemen found that neighbors had al ready put out the blaze with little damage to the house. The couple were the parents of the late Guy Steele for a number of years a prominent Westminster lawyer. The authorities are conducting an investi gation but state that they have little on which to work. The couple are being treated for their wounds at the home of a neighbor. MARCHIONESS ROBBED OF $50,000 IN JEWELS Former Miss Mary Denman of New York Reports Loss at Naples. By the Associated Press. NAPLES, Italy, December 15.—Wide spread search was being conducted by police today for the thieves who stole $50,000 worth of jewels from the bed chamber of the Marchioness Carionani, formerly Miss Mary Denman of New York. The marchioness left the jewelry in two silver boxes when she rtepped out of the room Saturday night. Upon her return she found one box gone and the other lying empty near an open window ■ . , , Believing the box had been p.aced there as a subterfuge, the police ques tioned servants, but made no arrests. The marquis and marchioness occupy an 18-room apartment in the Villa Maria, owned by Prince Monteroduml Pignatelli. ♦ Affiliated Institutions Had Aggregate Deposits of $58,700,000. By the Associated Press. BOSTON. December 15.—Nine Massa chusetts banking institutions, with ag gregate deposits, according to the latest I statements, of $58,700,000, were closed today. The list included four national banks and five State banks. The cen tral figure in the closings was the Fed eral National Bank of Boston, which j has five city branches and with which all the other institutions were affiliated The decision to close the Federal , Bank followed a run on the Mattapan ! branch that brought about smaller runs at other branches and one at its down town banking offices, which was closed half an hour before the scheduled time ; yesterday. '''Three Small Runs Start. Today small runs started on three independent savings banks, two in East Boston and one in South Boston, while their officers endeavored to assure de positors that the Institutions were en tirely independent of the other insti tutions and their funds were safe. Gov. Joseph B. Ely issued a state ment in which he said that with proper measures a plan for speedy reopening of the institutions could be accom plished. and said he had instructed Bank Commissioner Guy to proceed with that end in view. "So far as the State is concerned,” Gov. Ely said, "the closing of the State banks today was made imperative by the closing of the Federal National Bank, to which they were linked by common ownership. "We know' no reason why this hap pening should affect any other State Banks in the commonwealth. Expects Reopening. “I further believe that if prompt ac tion is taken by the Federal author ities, making use of the so-called credit corporations, with the support and as sistance of the State authorities, speedy plan of reorganization can be accom plished for the reopening of all these institutions. “I have directed Bank Commissioner Guy to proceed with that end in view.” President Alfred L. Ripley of the Boston Clearing House Association an nounced that the association wished to assure the public that the banking sit uation in Boston was, "in their best judgment,” essentially sound and safe, and that there was no just reason for apprehension or alarm on the part of depositors. The Federal National Bank had not been a member of the "clearing house association, he said, since May, 1930. Magistrate's Home Bombed. PATNA, India, December 15 OF).— A bomb was thrown at the bungalow of A. R. Toplis, district magistrate of Bhagalpur, last night but no one was injured. i, i goal or pin $899,649.47 Already Pledged by 65.601 Persons in Federal Service. Government workers are going over the top in the million-dollar relief fund campaign. This was assured, it was announced this morning, when a tabulation made late yesterday showed that $899,649.47 had been pledged by 65.601 persons. This leaves a little more than $100, 000 to come from approximately 18.000 workers who still are to be solicited, and at the rate at which contributions have been made—nearly $14 per capita | —the fund would be well oversubscribed Report Made at Meeting. The report which puts the drive within sight of the goal was made at i meeting of divisional chairmen, with Thom is E Campbell, president of the ! Civil Service Commission, in charge ol the movement, at the State, War and Navy Building yesterday afternoon. It had at first been planned to have the subscriptions in by December 12 but with employes absent on leave and | other factors encountered that alsc contributed to delay, this was found impossible, and It was decided to fix December 24 as the wind-up date. On that day another meeting ol those in charge will be held and a final accounting is expected. It was brought out at yesterday'! meeting that a considerable sum hac been earmarked by the givers residing in nearby communities for the chari , ties at their homes rather than thf ! Washington Community Chest. o: I whese forthcoming campaign the ef I fort of the Government workers is i part. Amount I ndetermined. The amount to go to the outsidi sections has not been figured out. i! was said, but it was added that it wa; evident that the needs of these hac ! drawn substantial support. This money goes directly to the des ignated agencies , The contributions are payable in Jan 'Continued on Page 2. Coluiyn 7.) ! STUDY SUGAR ACREAGE World Producers Meeting at Paris Consider Soviet Sales. i PARIS. December 15 WPK—Represent atives ol the world's chief sugar produc L ing countries meeting here today con sidered a proposal for limitation oi ; acreage and prepared to examine the effect of Russian exports on the world market. One suggestion offered was that sugai mixed with 40 per cent water might be ,uscd*as a lubricant for machinery tc j boost sugar consumption. PASS WILMINGTON Veterans En Route to Capital tc Ask Full Bonus Payment. WILMINGTON. Del . December if <JP).—About 40 men, said to be Work War veterans, who left Philadelphia yesterday on a hike to Washington tc plead for full payment of bonus certifi cates, passed through Wilmington today : They spent last night in Chester. Pa. TAKOMA PARK MAN SENTENCED i TO 10 LASHES FOR WIFE BEATING Judge Wilson Sets Punishment After Mrs. Joseph C. Carlton Brings Charge in Police Court. By a Staff Correspondent of The Star. TAKOMA PARK. Md„ December 15. —A sentence of 10 lashes with a whip and of 10 days in jail was given Joseph C. Carlton, 35. a carpenter, of 708 Erie avenue. Takoma Park, by Judge A. L. Wilson in Police Court ' here last night on charges brought by 1 Mrs. Carlton that her husband beat her with ,his fists. ' Carlton was taken to the county jail ■ at Rockville following the sentence. ; Under the Maryland law. which per mits sentencing to the whipping post in cases of wife beating, Sheriff Rich ard H. Lansdale will be called upon ’ ' to administer the beating on Carlton's bare back. Sheriff Lansdale stated tcday that the matter as yet had not been brought to his attention. Warrant for Carlton’s arrest was - sworn out by Rcsa N. Carlton, his wife, • and her husband was arrested by Sergt. ’ Le Roy Snyder in charge of the Ta ; koma Park substation of Montgomery County police. V ... . Several sentences to the whipping post have been carried out in Montgom ery County within the past 10 years but this is the first such sentence in the past four or five years, it is stated When the old county Jail was in use such punishment was administered in the jail yard, the prisoner being placed on the back steps of the Jail and his hands fastened to jail window bars bj handcuffs. A blacksnake, or cat-o nine-tails whip is used. Mrs. Carlton testified that she had been beaten "black and blue” bv hei husband and stated that this was the second time that he had done so. She sought his arrest before, she said, but changed her mind and gave him an other chance. Several months ago a child of the Carltons died from whooping cough after futile efforts of the rescue squad of the Takoma Park Volunteer Fire De partment to keep it alive. I AS DETROIT YIELDS Fess, Praising Leadership of Hoover, Has No Doubt of 1932 Outcome. |_ QUESTION OF DELEGATES TO COME UP TOMORROW Mrs. Pratt Urges United Front and Warns Against Party Inactivity. The Republican powers-that-be de cided today that the convention for renomination of President Hoover will be held in Chicago next June. Even before the National Committee voted this afternoon, it became so evi dent Chicago would be chosen that backers of Detroit withdrew their case Supporters of the Illinois metropolis obviously were elated. The expectation was for Chicago to go across on the first vote. Fred Wardell. president of the De troit Convention and Tourist Bureau, said he was withdrawing “in view of obvious circumstances.-’ He explained I the overwhelming desire of convention ! delegates to go to Chicago was the rea I son. At the same time he publicly thanked Gov. Brucker of Michigan, who had come to Washington to extend the in vitation. "Our business is to place Mr. Hoover in the minds of the public where his stupendous efforts and brilliant leader ship justify," Chairman Simeon D. Fess of the Republican National Committee, declared at the opening session of the committee in the Willard Hotel. "This stage reached,” continued Sen ator Fess. "there 'sill be no doubt about the results of the contest next No vember ” Chairman Fess- address to the mem bers of the National Committee gave I in detail the steps which President Hoo ver has taken to relieve distress and to meet the situation brought about by the | business depression in this country and his recommendations to the new Con gress for relief legislation. The speech put the President forward as the logical and the strongest candidate of the Republicans next year "While in former crises the Presi dent then at the head of the Govern ment was inclined to leave the forces undisturbed to work themselves out, : President Hoover has felt that the , crisis through which the world is now passing is so widespread and its men j aces are so imminent that drastic treat iContinued on Page 3, Column 4.) STIMSON ASSISTANT GETS FOREIGN POST William H. Beck Nominated for Diplomatic Service and Assign ment to Ottawa. — On the special recommendation of Secretary Stimson. the President has nominated William H. Beck of this ■ city as a foieign service officer of Class III. for service as either a consul general cr a secretary in the diplo matic service. Beck was educated in the public schools of this city. and. in his early years, served as secretary to a member of Congress, in the Institute of In dustrial Research, with the National Geographic Society, in the Army over seas during the World War as a cap tain in the Officers' Reserve Corps, and was on the staff of the United States Commission to Negotiate Peace in Paris in 1919. In the same year, he entered the State Department as j private secretary to Secretary Lansing , and has served each succeeding sec retary of State to date in a special capacity as "assistant'' with a salary of $8,000. He accompanied Secretary Colby to Rio de Janeiro in 1930. Secretary Hughes to Brazil in 1922 and to Eu rope in 1924. Secretary Kellogg to Paris in 1928 and Secretary Stimson i to the Naval Conference in London in i 1930 In case of his confirmation by j the Senate, as a permanent member 1 of the foreign service, he will be de tailed as consul general at Ottawa at a salary of $7,000 a year. MAY BE OBSERVER Walker D. Hines Reported U. S. Member for Far East Inquiry. GENEVA. December 15 UP—Walkei D. Hines, railway transportation ex pert, is believed by informed persons here to have been designated as the American member of the League of Na tions commission to investigate the situation in Manchuria. The names of the commissioners have been closelv guarded, but Mr. Hines has been nominated unofficially as a man well equipped for the difficult task. It is understood that the League already has moved to ascertain Washington's attitude toward his selection. HOUSE TAKES UP MEASURES ASKING HIGHER D. C. 1AXES , Debate Sheduled Tomorrow on Mapes’ Report on Fiscal Relations. FREAR FAILS TO SIGN; PROPOSES ESTATE LEVY Tax on Incomes. Affecting 1932 Earnings. Would Repeal Intan gible Personal Property Levy. The text of the Mapes Committee report appears, in part, on pages ) 4-5 and 4-7. | BY WILL P. KENNEDY. j The Mapes Committee report on i fiscal relations between the Federal j Government and the municipality of the 1 National Capital, recommending a re ! duction in the Federal contribution j from *9.500.000 to $6,500,000 and four | new or increased taxes, was laid before i the House today. I The four tax bills to put into law the ; recommendations of the report also ! were introduced today. They provided ] for doubling the gasoline tax from 2 to 4 certs an estate tax, an income tax | to be substituted for the intangible per Isonal property tax, and a graduated ! automobile weight tax. They are to be I debated tomorrow. The committee estimates the in crease in revenue resulting from the four new proposed tax measures, with other changes in the public utilities tax. will be at least $4,000,000. Graduated Up to 5 Per Cent. The proposed income tax is gr*iuated I from 1 to 5 per cent, as follows ! One per cent of the net income not | exceeding $2,000. One and one-half per cent of the net income in excess of $2,000 but under $5,000. i Two per cent of the net income be tween $5,000 and $10,000. j Two and one-half per cent of the net i income between $10,000 and $15,000. I Three per cent of the net income between $15,000 and $20,000. 1 Three and one-half per cent of the net income between $20,000 and $30,000. Four per cent of the net income be tween $30,000 and $50,000. I On the amount of all incomes in ex ■ cess of $50,000, the rate of tax would be 5 per cent. Proposes Estate Tax Rates. The proposed rates on the estate tax I are graduated from 1 per cent to 15 per cent, as follows: Net in excess of $50,000. 1 per cent, j Over $50,000 and not exceeding $100, I 000. 2 per cent. I Over $100,000 and not exceeding I $200,000. 3 per cent. Over $200,000 and not exceeding I $300,000. 4 per cent. Over $300,000 and not exceeding $500,000. 5 per cent. i Over $500,000 and not exceeding 1 $750,000. 6 per cent. Over S750.000 and not exceeding j $1,250,000. 7 per cent. Over SI.250.000 and not exceeding : $2,000,000. 8 per cent. Over $2,000,000 and not exceeding , $5.000.000, 10 per cent. ; On all net estates carrying a value | in excess of $5,000,000. the tax im posed would be at the rate of 15 per real. Chairman Mapes introduced the bill 1 providing for the taxation of incomes. I R; present at i\e Davis. Democrat, of i Tennessee introduced the bills to in | crease the gasoline tax and to provide i an auto weight tax on a graduated I scale, estimated to yield an average of $14 per car. The latter measure would repeal the personal property tax on automobiles. Mould Affect 1932 Incomes. Representative Frear. who did not sign the commitee report, introduced ' the bill for an estate tax. The Mapes income tax bill, if enacted, would affect incomes during the fiscal year 1932 and would repeal the per sonal property tax cn intangibles Janu ary 1, 1933 Mr. Mapes declared that the committee believes a tax on incomes (Continued cn Page 2. Column 8.) --•-■ CHILDREN BUY WARRANTS TO KEEP SCHOOLS OPEN Oak Park, 111., Pupils Draw Sav ings to Velp in Tax Muddle. By the Associated Press. j CHICAGO. December 15— School | children in suburban Oak Park are i taking their savings out of banks In I erder to buy tax-anticipation warrants, I which are being sold to raise funds to j keep the schools open. Like Chicago, Oak Park has been I having trouble getting money to run the schools, due to a tax muddle re sulting from a property reassessment. "If we sell enough 1930 warrants our 7,000 children will continue their edu cation without Interruption, but if we don't and if the Legislature fails to help us we will be forced to close them.” said James J. Garvey, president of the j Oak Park Grade School Board. DUKE OF MANCHESTER ASKS LICENSE TO WED Applies in Connecticut After Ap plication Is Refused in New York. By the Associated Press. GREENWICH, Conn., December 15.— William Angus Drogo-Montagu. Duke of Manchester, who last week was re fused a marriage license in New York, ha§ applied for a license here to marry Miss Kathleen Ethel Dawes, it waa learned today. The duke and his intended bride came to Greenwich Saturday to file their application. They returned to New York immediately afterward, say ing they would be back Thursday for the ceremony. In the application the duke gave his age as 55. and described himself as a privy councillor. His home was given as London, and he said he had been married once before. Miss Dawes gave her age as 34, her home as London, and said it was her first marriage.