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No. 32,134. \T,LrXl ™uc._WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 1932—THIRTY PAGES. **_m Mean. Associated Pr.,^ TWO CENTS.
Governor’s Wife Declared to
Have Good Chance of
Carrying Primary.
Opposes Hoover’s Policies While
Working for Nomination
of Butler.
Special Dispatch to The Star
PHILADELPHIA, April 23. — The
Pinchot political ambitions are diversi
fied this year. Not only is Gov. Pinchot
seeking to nominate his candidate for
the Senate, Maj. Gen. Smedley D. But
ler. and to gain absolute control of the
Republican State organization, but Mrs.
Cornelia Bryce Pinchot, the Governor's
wife, is seeking the Republican nomi
nation for Representative in the fif
teenth congressional district. And
Mrs. Pinchot apparently has a good
chance of winning in the primaries on
Tuesday. If she does, she is likely to
be the first woman elected to the Na
tional House from the Keystone State.
Mrs. Pinchot is seeking to oust Rep
resentative Louis T. McFadden. Mr.
McFadden, who has been In the House
a long time and was chairman of the
Banking and Currency Committee in
the last Congress, obtained a consider
able degree of notoriety a few months
ago by charging that President Hoover
had "sold out to Germany." That was
during the fight over the Hoover mora
torium legislation. Mrs. Pinchot. like
her distinguished husband, is support
ing nearly everything in her platform
that President Hoover opposes, includ
ing the soldiers’ bonus and huge Gov
ernment bond issues and appropria
tions for public works. However, she
takes a crack at Mr. McFadden now
and then because of his attack on !
President Hoover.
Slow to Support McFadden.
The Republican State organization
has no love for Mrs. Pinchot, no more
than it has for the Governor. At the
same time, the organization which is
favorable to President Hoover and his
policies in large part, is not anxious
to come out in the open and support
McFadden. What support he has from !
the organization is not widely adver- '
tised by the organization.
McFadden was elected to Congress
first in 1914 and has built up a fol
lowing in the district, which includes
seven or eight of the northern counties
of Pennsylvania, just south of New
York. Mrs. Pinchot tried to defeat
him for the Republican nomination
once before, but lost by 2.000-to-3,000
This year Mr. McFadden has a num
ber cf things militating against him
In the first place, his attack on the
President is not helping him. Then
there is a third candidate, a wet. in the
field. Frederick C. Reichkenbacker. He
is not expected to win, but he is ex
pected to draw more votes from Mc
Fadden than from Mrs. Pinchct, who
« a dry like her husband. McFadden,
too, is knewn as a dry, but with the j
same degree of aridness as the Pinchots.!
State Employes for Her.
Gov. Pinchot's own State organization
has done as much for Mrs. Pinch t es :
It could. It has given a large number
of jobs and has expended a very con- !
siderable amount of money on improv- I
ing roads in the fifteenth congressional
district. A!1 the State employes have \
lined up for the Governor's wife.
Mrs. Pinchot has not spared herself
in the campaign She has covered the
district thoroughly, speaking and visit
ing in every part of It, traveling in the
most part in a flaming automobi'e.
reminiscent of the big red car that tie
late Senator Boise Penrose used to
travel around the State and to Wash- 1
ington. She has made as many as 16
addresses in a single day. Her princi
pal plea has been for progressive gov
ernment in the interest of the people.
Again and again she has charged that
Mr. McFadden is a servant of the ‘‘in
‘‘Ye cannot serve God and Mammon”
is her slogan and she has plastered the
district with posters bearing that device
along with her signature and a picture
of herself. Mrs. Pinchot asserts in hei
speeches that too many of the mem
bers of Congress are serving Mammon
including Mr. McFadden, and not God
or the people.
Mr. McFadden is retaliating by
rharging that the State employes have
been held up and made to contribute to
the Pinchot campaign funds out of
their salaries. As a matter of fact, this
charge has been made generally against
the whole_Pinchot-Butler campaign.
(Continued on Page 2. Column 3.1
Man Identified as Thomas Walsh
Pulled From River 20
Minutes Later.
A 35-year-old man, identified from
Navy discharge papers, as William
Thomas Walsh, leaped to death from
Key Bridge at 7:30 o'clock this morn
ing. After he was puiled out of the
river 20 minutes later, members of the
fire rescue squad and an Emergency
Hospital interne worked over him for
nearly an hour without reviving him.
According to R. W. Willett of Clar
endon, Va who was driving across the
bridge, Walsh was walking from George
town when suddenly he jumped on the
bridge rail, took off his coat, and leaped.
"I stopped my car, ’ said Willett, “but
before I could reach him, he was gone.
I saw him go down and come up once
and begin swimming. Then he sank.”
Willett said his attention was at
tracted to the man by Miss Shirley
Callahan, his next-door neighbor, who
was a passenger in his car
Harbor police located the body with
grappling hooks and, after the fire
rescue squad men had applied artificial
respiration, he was pionounced dead.
A police lookout for relatives or
friends has been broadcast.
The Navy discharge papeis found in
the man’s coat pocket said he enlisted
from Washington. The Navy Depart
ment said the last address on his record
Is 1343 Kearney street northeast. It
was given in 1919.
Lindbergh Kidnap
Case Called Plot
To Free Capone
Indicated bv Gangster's'
Second Offer to Find
Baby, Says Bingham.
By the Associated Press.
Senator Bingham. Republican, Con
necticut, said in the Senate today that
' the fact A1 Capone has twice offered
to find the kidnaped Lindb°rgb baby if
released from custody lends support to
the belief the kidnaping had been done j
by friends of Capor.e for this very pur
The Senator said that color also was
lent to this belief by "the fact that It j
has been necessary to turn to gang- :
sters” for aid in recovering the child, j
Bingham described Capone as a j
gangster leader, who made his money j
out of beer rackets and bootlegging. He '
said, however, he did not believe the ,
Lindbergh kidnaping was entirely due
to prohibition, but added he felt Con
gress must "face the fact,” that the dry
laws "have made enormous profits
available to gangsters and racketeers." i
"The sooner we repeal the eighteenth ]
amendment and the Volstead act and
permit e3ch State to pass the kind ,
of prohibition law desired by the ma- j
jority of its citizens." he said, “the |
sooner will we diminish the enormous
profits which are now going into the
pockets of criminals and helping them
to carry out difficult crimes success- i
He placed in the Congressional Rec
ord a resolution adopted by the Los j
Angeles Aviators' Post of the American
Legion which blames the prohibition
laws for the gangster activities which 1
it believes responsible for the crime.
Senator Bingham described as “aston
ishing the statement in the morning
papers that Capone has again offered
to aid in finding the Lindbergh child." j
“High Official” Says Colonel
Is in Direct Touch With
By the Associated Press
HOPEWELL. N. J„ April 23.—The
Lindbergh kidnaping mystery, now 53
days old, continued today to baffle at- I
tempts at solution.
The highlight of the past 24 hours
was a high official’s statement that A1
Capone had offered a flat guarantee to
effect Charles A. Lindbergh, jr.’s return
in a few days It he were released tem
porarily from the prison cell he occupies
in Chicago. The gangster chief denied
making the offer.
The same high official said he be
lieved C:l. Charles A. Lindbergh per
sonally had re-established contact with
persons who mulcted him of a $50,000
ransom payment recently and then ran
out on their promise to return the kid
naped child.
Two Norfolk men trying to deal with
the kidnapers returned to their homes
frem secret missions after a colleague.
Rev. H. Dobson-Peacock, had said yes
terday that Col. Lindbergh had renewed
his request for the three to continue
their work. On their return. Rear Ad
miral Guy K. Burrage and John H.
Curtis, the two intermediaries, refused
to say where they liad been or what
success they had
_Two of the bills with which the ran
i Continued on Page 2, Column 4 )
County Gets Odd Bargain for
31.321.80, Due to Mistake, but Is
Not Apt to Press Advantage.
By the Associated Press
TOPEKA. Kans , April 23.—Shawnee
County picked up a rare bargain yes
terday for $4,321.80. It was the Kansas
State Capitol, green dome and all, with
the City Library thrown in.
The property, along with the State
Memorial Building and part of the City
Hall, went on the auction block because
of delinquent special improvement taxes.
However, it is unlikely that the sheriff
will call upon the occupants to vacate.
The county commissioners are ex
pected to go no further, since the im
provements should have been assessed
agaiijst the city of Topeka rather than
against the public property involved.
Present city commissioners can clear
title to the property by adopting a reso
lution authorizing the county commis
sioners to strike the assessments from
the tax rolls.
' Sets Weighing Eight Pounds Each Used in Commerce
Department Demonstration.
Using two 20-pound high-frequency
radio transmitting and receiving sets,
two Commerce Department radio offi
cials conducted a successful experiment
here yesterday, during which one sat
at his office desk while the other en
gaged him in conversation as he walked
north cn Fourteenth street and while
he toured the business district In an
Director W D Terrell of the de
partment's radio division and his assist
ant, W E Downey, participated in the
experiment. The sets weigh 8 pounds
each, witheut batteries. They were
operated on about 5 meters (56 kilo
cycles ).
The first test was conducted with Mr.
Terrell operating a set on the sixth
floor of the National Press Building and
Mr. Downey taking his station cn the
twelfth floor of the building. They said
communication was efficiently estab
Mr. Downey then took his set to
th.’ street and voice communication was
continued as he walked along Four
teenth street. During the interval Mr.
Terrell was transmitting and he forgot
Mr. Downey wanted a turn. In order
to get Mr. Terrell to quit talking, Mr.
Downey went into a drug store and
telephoned to his chief. Then the
conversation was continued, one min
ute talking and one minute listening.
Mr. Downey then got into an auto
mobile and traveled through the busi
ness district. Communication was main
tained as the car worked its way
through traffic
According to Mr Terrell, the experi
ment proved the progress being made
on extremely high frequencies. He said
these frequencies are considered experi
mental bands and one of the greatest
problems confronting the radio Industry
Is the utilization of these available
bands for commercial purposes.
He explained one of the charac
teristics of the extremely high frequency
is the tendency of the radio signal to
become ‘'quasi-optieal," that is, travel
ing parallel to the surface of the earth
in all directions. This prevents the fre
quencies being used for extremely long
distances as the curve of the earth
interferes with transmission.
It is pointed out that the limited
range of the frequencies makes it pos
sible for many of these ' midget'’ sets to
be operated in a given territory.
Among the possible efficient uses for
transmitters on these frequencies are
airplane-airport communication and
intercommunication of police patrol
Defense Counsel Contends
Client Is Sane at Present
and Quiz Is Worthless.
Prosecution to Seek Ban on Pos
sible Verdict ‘"by Reason of
Insanity" of Principal.
By the Associated Press
HONOLULU, April 23.—Circumven
tion of the insanity defense of Lieut.
Thomas H. Massie was attempted to
day by Prosecutor John C. Kelley
under a handicap Clarence Darrow dc
cUned to lift.
Darrow, leader of the defense of the
four persons accused of lynching
Joseph Kahahawai, refused to permit
Kelley’s alienists to put the young Navy
officer under observation.
Montgomery Winn, Darrow’s assist
ant, said:
“We don’t contend Mr. Massie Is
insane now, so we fail to see why their
examination of him is necessary.” j
Kelley said he believed Massie never j
was insane and he hoped, with testi- '
mony of alienists, to convert the jury j
to his belief.
Darrow vetoes Plan.
Marshalling his forces for resumption j
of the trial after two days of delay. |
the prosecutor said he would ask the
court to instruct the jurors that the
accused quartet could be convicted of
second-degree murder, as charged, even
though the jury might believe Massie
was mentally deranged when he held
the pistol that killed the native.
Kelley had counted upon the alien
ists, Dr. Joseph Catton of San Fran
cisco and Dr. Paul Bowers of Los
Angeles, for testimony to offset that of j
defense alienists, who pronounced Mas- j
sle Insane at the moment Kahahawai i
allegedly sat before him and admitted !
attacking Mrs. Thalia Massie. his wife. |
There being no territorial law com-1
pelling the defense to subject Massie j
to a prosecution examination Kelley re- ;
quested that privilege of Darrow yes- !
Darrow. master of defense strategy,
vetoed the idea.
Four prosecution rebuttal witnesses
remain to be called. They are Dr. Rob
ert Faus, city and county physician;
Catton, Bowers and Miss Mapuana
Peters, Kelley’s stenographer, who took
statements from the defendants.
Instructions Problem.
Kelley said he had not decided
whether Dr Catton would take the
witness stand, but that Dr. Bowers
would testify.
Although Kelley's immediate problem
was the opening of the rebuttal, he
asserted one of the hardest battles of
the spectacular case would be over the
instructions to the racially varied jury.
H? said he expected the defense to
ask that the jury might include among
its possible findings a verdict of “not
guilty by reason of insanity.” but that
hp would fight this contention.
Referring to Massie's testimony that
his mind went blank when he heard
th-1 native confess attacking Mrs. Mas
sie. Kelley said:
' Even though he went insane that
instant, that would not mitigate the
fact that he and the other defendants
conspired to bring about w'hat took
Charges Two Felonies.
"The evidence, even as admitted by
the defense, shows the defendants kid
naped Kahahawai and. therefore, are
guilty of a felony. It also shows that
Massie. at the moment he went in
sane. was threatening Kahahawai with
a pistol—also a felony.”
Dr. Catton’s only comment on his
presence here came yesterday, when he
asserted he had not mentioned the
Massie case in a recent address in San
Francisco He said:
”1 made no statement before the
club on any occasion that the killing
of a wife's assailant by a man, stand
ing by itself, is an indication of in
The Hawaiian Territorial Medical
Society announced today It would take
no action on the attempt of Prose
cutor Kelley to Introduce a psychopathic
examination as evidence in the Massie
Kelley tried Wednesday to Introduce
a purported psychopathic examination
of Mrs. Massie. but when he handed
the paper to her she tore it up.
CHICAGO, April 23 (JP).—'William
Koehler of Desplalnes, treasurer of
Maine township, has announced its
residents won't, have to pay any town
ship tax in 1932 for the fourth consecu
tive year.
i Spot!
i say |
Folger Shakespeare Memorial Library Opens Today—But All the World’s a Stage.
Fredericksburg Child Thrown1
to Roadway and Crushed
Beneath Truck.
The childish wish of 6-year-old Harry
Hughes Rodgers of Fredericksburg, Va.,
for a ride to Washington with his father
In a truck despite the objections of both
his father and mother, led to the boy's
death beneath the heavy truck in a
traffic accident this morning at Rosslyn,
The boy was riding on the seat with
his father in the truck as they began
their return trip to Fredericksburg about
7:20 o’clock, when the truck and a
heavy automobile collided at the inter
section of Lee Highway and Military
Hurled to Roadway.
The child was hurled from his seat
into the roadway, the truck turned over
and crushed him beneath its heavy
weight and a pile of concrete bags
which constituted the truck’s load.
Other occupants of the two colliding
vehicles were injured slightly.
The automobile which collided with
the truck was driven by Israel E. Hart
stein, 32 years old, of Brooklyn, N. Y.,
who was accompanied by his wife. Po
liceman E. C Graves of No. 3 precinct,
who saw the accident, said Hartstein
was traveling at a high rate of speed.
Both Machines Damaged.
‘‘It was the speed of the car that at
tracted my attention,” said Offic/
Graves. "I watched it until the col
The truck, driven by the boy’s father,
Harvey Rodgers, was going from Wash
ington en route to Fredericksburg. The
right front of the truck and the left
side of the big automobile crashed into
each other. The truck turned over on
its right side and buried the child. The
automobile was knocked several feet,
but did not turn over.
Bystanders rushed to the accident
and helped uncover the child and right
the truck. The boy was rushed to Co
lumbia Hospital, where he was pro
nounced dead by Dr. H. R. Vogel. The
father also was treated there for in
juries to his hand.
Not Seriously Hurt.
Mr. and Mrs. Hartstein were taken
to Georgetown Hospital, where they
were treated for cuts and bruises, but
it was said that neither was in serious
At No. 7 precinct station the drivers
met some time later, and sat down to
“I’m sorry,” Hartstein said. Both men
bowed their heads and wept.
A little later they went in the same
car with Arlington County authorities
to Virginia for consideration of the case
In Arlington County, Common
wealth’s Attorney Lawrence W. Doug
las, released the father, and .recom
mended a bond of $3,000 for Hartstein.
who was held on a technical charge of
murder. The court took the recom
mendation for bond under advisement
Hartstein is to appear in court Wed
nesday morning.
Coroner B. H. Swain ordered the
body released as no inquest will be held.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gray Believed
to Have Been Killed by
Carbon monoxide poisoning was be
lieved by investigators to have caused
the death cf Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gray
early today at their apartment in the
1200 block of Holbrook street north
When Gray failed to come to work
this morning, a friend went to the
apartment, fcund it locked and called
C. F. Cummins, a Traffic Bureau po
liceman. forced open a rear door. He
found Gray's body lying on the floor
near the door and his wife’s b.dy in
A gas heater was burning.
Police believed Gray and his wife were
overcome without warning.
Gray was 24 years old and his wife
20. An inquest will be held.
The bodies of two cats, pets of the
Grays, also killed by the gas. were
found on the kitchen floor. Mr. and
Mrs. Gray were pronounced dead by an
interne from Casualty Hospital.
The husband was a printer. The
wife was a telephone operator.
Girl Catches Baby
Tossed by Rescuer
From Blazing Home
By the Associated Press.
15-year-old girl caught Bill Glea
son, 2, as he was tossed from a
second-story window yesterday
and Billy suffered only a shak
George Pelkey was walking
through an alley when he noticed
the second-floor home of Mr. and
Mrs William Gleason afire. He
climbed to a porch roof, broke
a window and through smoke en
tered a bed room in which Billy
and his sister Betty, 5, were
About that time Marie Olsen,
living nearby, stood on the ground
below. Pelkey tossed Billy and
the girl made a perfect catch.
Mrs Gleason and Betty escaped
down a ladder.
President to Be Among Dis
tinguished Throng at
In the presence of President Hoover
and a distinguished group of scholars
and officials, the Folger Shakespearean
Library, housing the most valuable col
lection of Elizabethan literature in the
world, will be opened and dedicated
this afternoon.
In ceremonies starting at 2:30 p.m.,
Mrs. Emily C. J. Folger, widow of the
former cil magnate, who established the
collection, will present the keys of the
library to George A. Plimpton, presi
dent of the trustees of Amherst College,
who, under the terms or Mr. Folger's
will, are the trustees of the library.
Arthur Stanley Pease, president of
Amherst, will preside at the dedication,
and Dr. Joseph Quincy Adams, super
visor of research at the library and for
mer professor of English at Cornell
University, will make the dedicatory
The dedication of this Shakespeare
shrine in Washington takes place on
the 368th anniversary of the birth of
the great English dramatist. This
morning in England the Prince of
Wales formally dedicated the new
Shakespeare Memorial Theater recently
completed at Stratford-on-Avon, the i
poet’s birthplace. The English dedica
tion was broadcast through the United
States. The Folger Library dedication
ceremonies also will be broadcast over
a Nation-wide network.
Two years in the process of building,
the library is considered one of the
finest smaller architectural masterpieces
in Washington. Built on a plot ad
joining the Library of Congress, it is
constructed of snow-white Georgian 1
marble. It is of plain modern design
outside, the walls marked with quota- i
tions and bas relief scenes from Shake- I
(Continued on Page 2, Column 87) j
Army Horseman Killed.
MONTEREY, Calif., April 23 (/P).—
Lieut. George R. Huffman of the 76th
Field Artillery, U. S. A., died yesterday i
in the Monterey Presidio Hospital of
injuries suffered a few hours before
when he fell with a half-broken horse
he was training.
The lieutenant was a 1931 West Point
graduate, and considered a fine horse
President Hoover
After Hours''
Is the White House a home,
like yours? Is a President a
mortal, like yourself? or must
he live always in the austerity
of his high office, never relaxing
into the pleasant, everyday do
mestic trivialities which are a
part of American home life?
Will Irwin
has spent many days in the
White House as friend and guest
of President Hoover, and he
Tells You in
The Sunday Star Tomorrow
what this President is like, “after
Mrs. Russell William Magna
Becomes President General
This Afternoon.
After a week devoted to discussions
of grave national problems and cul
minating in a plea of Secretary of the
Treasury Mills bespeaking non-partisan
support for balancing the budget, the
Forty-first Continental Congress of the
D. A. R. was rapidly drawing to a close
this afternoon.
Only the final confirmation of newly
elected State regents and the Installa
tion ceremonies for Mrs. Russell William
Magna and her official cabinet stood
in the way of adjournment. The cur
tain will ring down on a colorful spec
tacle, marked by banners and flowers
and music, as the chaplain general,
Mrs. William Rock Painter, administers
the oath of office to the new president
general, her 10 efficient cabinet offi
cers and eight vice presidents general.
With the passing of the old regime,
which has more or less continued the
policies of the preceding administration,
it was freely said today that the in
coming administration of Mrs. Magna
will Inaugurate a new' and constructive
era in the affairs of the national so
ciety. While Mrs. Magna has made no
announcement of appointive offices, it
was predicted that the new administra
tion will steer Its own unfettered course
during the next three years.
Slated for Chairmanship.
Mrs William A. Becker of Montclair,
N. J., is slated to be the new national
defense chairman of the D. A. R. for
the next three years, it was learned
today on reliable authority.
Mrs. Becker, organizing secretary
general for the past three years, will
head the National Defense Committee,
one of the most important in the or
ganization, succeeding Mrs. William
Sherman Walker of Washington State.
While Mrs. Magna has made no an
nouncement as yet of new national
committee chairmen, there were rea
sonable grounds for belief that Mrs.
Becker would be appointed national
defense chairman.
The outgoing defense chairman. Mrs.
Walker, has held that position for
six years.
Annual Banquet Tonight.
While the Congress adjourns this aft
ernoon. tonight's banquet at the Wil
lard Hotel, a traditional annual affair,
will be the final event. Mrs. Frank S.
Hight Is the chairman of the Banquet
Committee, assisted by Mrs. Frederick
D. Reynolds. Mrs. Frederick T. F.
Johnson, Miss Margaret Withers and
Mrs. Richard Claughton, vice chair
men: Mrs. A. S. Gardiner. Mrs. Thad
deus M. Jones, Mrs. Rice W. Means.
Mrs. Edward M Keyes and Mrs. George
It will be a “love feast" in the true
D. A. R. sense, with verbal compliments
(Continued on Page 3. Column 4.)
Washington shed overcoats today in
what bade fair to be one of the hottest
days of the year.
Yesterday was one of the W'armest
April 22ds on record. The day’s high
of 78 has been exceeded on that date
only four times since 1911. Even so, it
was 68 at 9 o’clock this morning as
compared with 65 at the same hour
Earlier Rising System Will Start at 2 A.M.—Other
Nations Also Use Plan.
By the Associated Press. i
NEW YORK. April 23.—Daylight- !
saving time will be upon us tomorrow,
or at least upon some 142,000,000 of us
living in the United States and Europe.
Canada will come in, too, on May 1
and then the savers of sunlight will
number approximately 145,000,000.
Prance set its clocks up on April 1.
Portugal on April 2, Belgium on April 3
and Great Britain on April 17. Hol
land will start on May 22 and keep the
time that way for five months.
Brazil and Chile have already had
their little fun with the clocks. Both
of them went back to standard time on
April 1, after five months of early
Not all of the United States will ob
serve the practice. Some States have
lawa forbidding it. The Merchants’
Association of New York reports that
stores, offices and hanks in 33 cities of;
Connecticut will pay no attention to the
law^here. The same goes for 15 cities
in Maine.
Massachusetts and Rhode Island will
go daylight saving 100 per ent, snd
Ohio has already accomplished the
same thing by putting itself totally in
the Eastern time belt.
New York will have 199 cities and
towns on daylight saving time, and in
Rochester, where a referendum resulted
in a majority favoring standard time,
many industrial concerns have decided
to move their clocks up anyway.
New Jersey cities and towns on the
new time will be 118 strong. Illinois
will have Chicago and 21 others. In
diana 8, with industrial plants in three
others observing, and Pennsylvania 21,
plus the large factories and offices In
Wall Street Speculator Says
Democratic Chairman I
Dealt in Copper.
Two So-Called “Bear Raider*,” Re
ported Missing Yesterday, Appear
at Senate Hearing.
By the Associated Press.
John J. Raskob was named in the
Senate's stock market investigation to
day as one of more than 10 partici
pants in a pool on Anaconda Copper
Thomas E. Bragg, a big-scale Wall
Street speculator, testified that he, Ras
kob, Percy A. Rockefeller, Fred F.
Fisher, M. J. Meehan, W. A. Kenny and
others whom he said he could not re
call were in the pool.
Bragg said he l06t $400,000 in the
Raskob is chairman of the Demo
cratic National Committee.
The Anaconda pool was in operation
three or four months, and was orig
inated by Meehan & Smith, Bragg said.
“Did you investigate the value?”
Couzens asked.
“I investigated afterwards. In that
inflationary period I don't think any
one investigated anything.”
Dropped Down to 100.
Bragg said he found that the price
was too high.
“What was the earning when you in
vested $500,000?”
“I don't recall. The price of copper
broke very soon. The stock sold down
from 174 to around 100.
“Anaconda paid $6 at that time.”
“Is Anaconda a depositor with Na
tional City Bank?”
“I think so."
Intricacies of pool operations were
explained by Edward Knight, an expert
I accountant, who named Meehan as
“the specialist in the radio pool of
Committee agents are seeking to lo
cate Meehan to subpoena him for ques
tioning. Another trader being called is
• William H. Danforth, now in Florida.
Two of the Wall Street operators
1 called “bear raiders” and listed as
missing yesterday by William A Gray,
(Continued on Page 2, Column 2.)
John B. Chappie Says He Will
Lead “Real Republicans”
in Wisconsin.
By the Associated Press.
John B. Chappie, editor of the Ash
' land, Wis., Dally Press and outspoken
| opponent of the Li Follettes, today an
nounced his candidacy for the Re
1 publican nomination for United States
He said he made his announcement
; ‘‘after discussing with President Hoover
at luncheon Friday the campaign lead
ing up to victory of real Republicans
in Wisconsin in the recent delegate
fight and after conferences with offi
| cials of the Republican National Com
mittee in Washington and with Re
publicans in Wisconsin.”
In the nomination fight he will op
pose Senator John J. Blaine, who is
closely affiliated with Senator Robert M.
LaFollette and Gov. Philip La Follette.
Chappie said “an undercover attack
upon fundamental American principles
has Intensified the depression and de
1 layed recovery.” He added:
"It is a triple attack—upon the eco
nomic foundation, upon moral and home
i standards and upon religion—the same
i as in Russia.
"This undercover attack, and the re
lation of La Follette leaders to it, has
been exposed in Wisconsin. That ex
plains why real Republicans gained
control of the delegation to the Repub
lican National Convention for the first
time in 28 years.”
Chappie said he was taking "my
stand with President Hoover that the
real issue today is whether we are to
go on with our American system.”
"It is time that the poison peddlers
be driven to cover,” he added. "It is
time that the disciples of destruction
be repudiated. » • * Upon this issue
I shall go before the citizens of Wis
"American history will be made in
Wisconsin, for we are deciding with our
eyes open, whether we are to continue
along the upward road toward an ever
finer American civilization, or whether
we are to slide down the chute-the
chutes toward Socialism and Com
The senatorial primary is Septem
ber 20.
House Group Agrees to Plan
for Departmental Reor
Measure Will Give Congress Right
to Veto President's Actions
Within 60 Days.
With a major struggle due soon over
the proposed Federal pay roll reduc
tions, the Government’s rtftrenchment
program was advanced today to the
point of definite agreement by the spe
cial House Economy Committee to rec
ommend giving President Hoover a lim
ited power to reorganize the bureaus
and departments of the Government.
He will not be authorized, under the
plan, to do away with any existing
functions, but merely to transfer and
consolidate activities in the interest of
economy and efficiency, his action be
ing subject within 60 days to veto by
Congress. But the bill will direct him
to recommend abolition of unnecessary
tasks to Congress for its action.
This decision brought near to com
pletion the omnibus retrenchment bill,
a measure which will save the Govern
ment roughly $200,000,000 next fiscal
year if its many controversial proposals
can survive opposition in House and
Passage Is Smoothed.
Although the Democratic leaders all
expressed themselves against giving Mr.
Hoover consolidating power when he
first proposed it, there have been grow
ing indications that many. It not ad,
have swung around, so this committee
recommendation may not have so rough
a passage.
Meanwhile, Representative Patman,
Democrat, Texas, told newspaper men
Secretary Lamont is encouraging pro
tests to Congress against cuts in ap
propriations for the Commerce De
Patman made public a telegram he
said was sent by Lamont to Tracy
Locke Dawson. Inc., of Dallas, Tex.
The message, dated AprU 13, said:
"Greatly appreciate your telegram
protesting against proposed reduction
in funds of foreign and domestic com
merce for next year. • • *
"It would have very serious effect on
service of bureau both domestic and
abroad. Suggest you communicate
your interest to your Senators and Rep
resentatives in Congress.”
A bitter fight is in prospect over
the Federal pay roil reductions, which
will be proposed when the bill is
offered the House next Wednesday as a
rider to the appropriation bill for Con
gress. Many cross-currents of senti
ment confuse the issue. Attaching the
gay reduction plan to this particular
ill was admittedly planned with the
Intention of making each member vote
for or against cutting his own pay, a
delicate matter for pay-cut foes so
close to election time.
Sponsors of the flat pay cut, 11 per
cent for all but the lowest salaries,
contend It is the fairest method. Pres
ident Hoover's opposition is intense.
He reasserted yesterday his desire for
passage of his own furlough plan as
the one causing less hardship as well
as saving more. Some Representatives
are opposed to both; others are divided
on which to accept. Many are thinking
of the effect of either plan on industrial
employment policy. The House will
have a chance to vote on both.
The President’s greatest opposition,
however, now Is directed at the flat 10
per cent cuts in appropriations launched
by the Senate. ,
Hoover Urges Flexibility.
In signing the first bill so treated
yesterday, he expressed hope Congress
would grant flexibility in use of the
funds voted so as to avoid or reduce
dismissals which he believes may total
50,000 to 75.000 employes if the policy
is applied all the way through and pre
vent interruption of some Government
Brig. Gen. Frank T. Hines, veterans’
administrator, went before the Economy
Committee today to discuss various
phases of the President's proposal for
cutting $80,000,000 off the funds for
ex-service men, especially those disabled
as a result of their war service. Each
member of the committee has received
a flood of letters from members of the
American Legion protesting against
slashing the funds provided for care of
the disabled.
Confidential Data Studied.
The committee also had before it to
day a confidential print of the omnibus
bill drafted to meet the tentative agree
ment reached by the committee both
on Its known ideas for reducing Gov
ernment expenditures and the Presi
dent’s proposals.
In his opposition to the 10 per cent
cut in appropriations and the flat pay
cut for Federal employes, Mr. Hoover
contends Congress would be making a
grave mistake if such steps are carried
out, principally because of the thou
sands of employes who would be dis
The President contends the Govern
ment has a moral and social responsi
bility, so far as its employes are con
cerned, and to enact legislation that
would deprive thousands^of these men
(Continued on Page 2, Column 6.)
Sentenced for Disobeying Order
Not to Attend Nationalist
Congress Session.
By the Associated Press.
BOMBAY, ADril 23.—Mrs. Sarojini
Naidu. India's most famous woman and
the most prominent personage in the
civil disobedience movement other than
Mahatma Gandhi,* was sentenced to
serve a year in prison today.
Mrs. Naidu, 53-year-old patriot, poet,
orator and philosopher, was arrested
yesterday for disobeying an order re
straining her from attending the
scheduled session of the nationalist con
gress at New Delhi tomorrow.
Mrs. Naidu accepted the sentence
with amused indifference.
Several hundred other delegates to
the congress were arrested in various
parts of India yesterday. The govern
ment has forbidden the congress to
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