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BUREAU APPROVED
IN ECONOMY BILL
Building and Other Activities
Would Be Put Under One
Administrator.
EFFORT TO CHANGE PAY
CUT PROVISION PLANNED
Third Attempt to Be Made in
House When Measure Is Report
ed by Committee of Whole.
The administration-sponsored propo
sal to create an Administration of Pub
lic Works was approved today by the i
House as a part of the economy bill.
Under the plan, all Government pub
lic building and public works activities
except rivers and harbors and military
and naval construction would be super
vised by one administrator paid $10,000
a year.
Proponents contended this would
eliminate many duplicate activit.es of
various departments.
Amendments Voted Down.
More than a score of amendments
were voted down before the House ap
proved the proposal. Only one slight
change was made. This was offered by
Representative Cochran of Missouri,
Democratic member of the Economy
Committee, after Representative Con
nery, Democrat, of Massachusetts had
emphasized that under the language of
the bill thousands of enlisted men in
the Engineer Corps could be used in
building post offices throughout the
country.
The Cochran amendment struck from
the bill language which showed a clear
intent to exempt the Engineer Corps
personnel, except officers, from the
ecope of the bill.
There were several sharp exchanges
during debate over this title. Repre
sentative Blanton, Democrat, of Texas,
referring to Representative La Guardia
of New York, said “that on many
propositions he is wise as a philosopher,
but when it comes to a question of the
Government furnishing jobs he is as
crazy as a bat and as wild as a March
hare.”
One of the amendments rejected was
offered by Representative Jones. Demo
crat, of Texas, and would have au
thorized the President to abolish the
Shipping Board and the FederaL Trade
Commission.
Third Pay Cut Plan.
The possibility of a third attempt
to amend the pay cut provisions of
the measure when it is reported to the
House proper next week by the House
sitting in committee of the whole, was
being discussed on Capitol Hill today.
Under present plans, When TW mu
Is reported—probably Tuesday—two
attempts will be made to amend the
section containing the 11 per cent pay
cut provision, with an exemption ot
$2,500 on all Federal salaries.
Under the special rule adopted
several days ago. two motions to re
commit are permitted, these providing
for the returning of the bill to the
special Economy Committee, with in
struction to make certain changes.
Furlough to Be Sought.
One cf these motions will be by Rep
resentatives Ramseyer and Williamson,
Republicans, to substitute for the pay
cut President Hoover's proposal for a
staggered compulsory furlough of one
month without pay after a *1.500 ex
emption. The other motion will be by
Chairman' McDuffie of the Economy
Committee to restore the language of
his original pay cut proposal—11 per
cent reduction, with *1,000 exemption.
As both these motions will ccme from
members of the Economy Committee,
who have privileged status for recogni
tion, there is considerable feeling in
the House that at least one motion
should be allcwed by a member not
on the Economy Committee. Some
parliamentarians figure there should be
an opportunity for that third motion to
recommit. They say the special rule
allows two motions to recommit and
the rules might easily be construed as
allowing the third motion under the
general rules of the House.
House Meets Early.
Meanwhile, the House met an hour
earlier t:day for a hard drive on the
economy bill.
Only about 100 members were on the
floor when Speaker Gamer called the
House to order. The galleries, packed
by spectators in the first three days
of the struggle over the controversial
legislation, were less than half filled.
However, the members were as noisy
as usual. Many were holding im
promptu conferences in small groups.
Representative Warren. Democrat. North
Carolina, who was presiding, rapped
often for order.
Despite the manner in which many
of the economy proposals have been
stricken out. President Hoover's biggest
hope for reducing expenditures in the
Government has weathered the worst
of the congressional opposition.
Alone of the important provisions in
the onee-impressive bill, the section
granting the President power to reor
ganize branches of the unwieldy Fed
eral machine was passed by the House
late yesterday.
*67.000,000 Thrown Out.
The insurgent coalition group re- ,
Trained firmly in the saddle, however, j
riddling the bill with so many amend
ments that reductions totaling $67.
000,000 had been thrown out when the
House adjourned last evening, and only
$42,000,000 of economies had been ap
proved.
This accounted for about half of the
Items in the entire bill and the revolt
(Continued on Page 3, Column 5.)
ATLANTIC HOP BY DO-X
SET FOR NEXT MONTH
By the Associated Press.
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, April 30 —
Comdr. Friederich Christensen, skipper
of the giant flying boat DO-X, is en
route to New York from Newfoundland
•with perfected plans for a transatlan
tic flight in the craft he commands.
The DO-X is now in New York, where
It arrived last year from South Amer
ica. He plans to take a route leading
from New York to Newfoundland, the
Azores, Lisbon, Southampton and Ger
many.
The hop from Newfoundland will be
made about May 20, he said.
The commander, who arrived here
yesterday on the liner Rosalind, had
been in Newfoundland studying weath
er conditions.
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Radio Program* on Page B-14
Speakeasy China
Sought to Equip
Postal Cafeteria
By the Associated Press.
BALTIMORE. April 30—The
cafeteria in Baltimore's new
$3,000,000 post office will be out
fitted with speakeasy china if
Ernest Green, acting postmaster,
haGreenWahas asked authorities
for ‘‘silverware, glassware, kitch
en utensils and other materials”
seized several days ago in a Fed
eral raid on the Manley Club,
cne of the city's best known
saloons.
Lowell Smith, deputy prohibi
tion administrator, said Green's
request would be granted if no
legal obstacles were placed in the
way.
SALES TAX BATTLE
CUTS REVENUE BILL
_
Reed Admits Attempt to Re
store Plan Vigorously Re
jected by House.
By the Associated Press.
A quiet campaign within the Senate
' Finance Committee to force the general
sales tax back Into the revenue bill has
stripped It of many millions of dollars.
As the much-altered House bill
stands today, It is far below the ap
proximate billion-dollar total that is
needed, despite stiff raises that have
been written into many schedules. Sen
ator Reed (Republican) of Pennsyl
vania, has led the drive under which
1 special excise taxes have been mowed
down like nine-pins, admitting he seeks
to compel use of the sales tax which
the House rejected so vigorously.
Yet older heads on the Finance Com
mittee give him no chance. This goes
for Republicans and Democrats, and
apparently represents majority senti
ment in the Senate itself.
Recess Over Week End.
Wearied and more or less baffled
after a hard week spent at altering the
measure, the committee is in recess for
the week end. Its members individually
studying further money-raising possi
bilities.
A 5-cent-a-pound Import tax on
rubber, estimated to yield $50,000,000
annually, Is the next move in prospect.
It is a tariff rate along the lines of the
duties on oil, coal, copper and lumber,
which already have been banned by the
committee, but leaders view the rubber
tax as not necessarily a protective duty,
since little or none is produced In this
country. Therefore, the Republicans
contend, it is for revenue only.
The determined drive of the commit
tee for taxation yesterday netted a new
10 per cent tax on pari-mutuel race
track tickets, to be paid by those buy
ing the tickets. It is expected to yield
$25,000,000 annually.
Rates also were raised on brewers’
Hart, grape juice, grape concentrates
and carbonated waters, but even this
was offset by a cut in tax on the
drinkers of soft beer.
Smoot Sees Early Report.
More money is necessary. It will be
found, says Chairman Smoot, and the
bill reported to the Senate “early In the
week.”
The committee exempted from the
jewelry tax of 10 per cent all articles
for religious use and all silverware,
sterling or plate.
The Hcuse tax on boats and yachts
was killed and In its place the commit
tee voted a graduated license tax on all
yachts and pleasure boats. The tax
would start with a $10 annual fee on
all boats of more than 28 feet. Foreign
built yachts not owned by Americans
before January, 1926, would be sub-,
jected to double the regular rates.
The committee also voted to retain I
the 5 per cent tax on chewing gum.
G. 0. P. OF BAY STATE
DISCUSSES PLATFORM
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Effort to Put Delegates on Record
for Dry Law Vote
Is Expected.
By the Associated Press
BOSTON, April 30.—Massachusetts
Republicans gathered in informal con
vention today at historic Paneuil Hall
to discuss a party platform and to
attempt to place the unofficial delegates
on record on the question of resubmit
ting the eighteenth amendment to a
referendum.
Six hundred members of the party
were expected to attend the all-day ses
sion. which is sponsored by the Repub
lican Club of Massachusetts.
The political assembly was composed
of members of several official Repub'i
can clubs, of the State Committee,
legislators and delegates pledged to vote
for the renominaticn of President
Hoover at the national convention.
Any action of the convention can be
nothing more than an expression of
party sentiment on public issues and
will not in any way be binding cn the
party.
It was hoped today's meeting might
produce an accurate cross-section of j
party sentiment on outstanding issues
and thtis place the party leaders in a
position to be armed with a knowledge
of what to expect in the Pall elections.
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200 Held at Lisbon.
MADRID, Spain, April 30 <>P> —
Newspaper dispatches from Lisbon last
night said that more than 200 persons
had been arrested in connection with a
conspiracy against the government.
One of those taken into custody, the
dispatches reported, was Dr. Lingo
Gamelro, former director of publi<
health.
New Glider Record
Is Claimed by Pair
Aloft 70 Minutes
By the Associated Press
REDONDO BEACH, Calif ., April
30.—Two men weighing a total of
350 pounds stayed aloft an hour
and 10 minutes yesterday in a
motorless glider and claimed a
new American record.
Jay Buxton. Hawthorne, and
E. M. Blair, Los Angeles, members
of the American (Sliders' Asso
ciation. caught the up-rushing
ocean air where it strikes the
shore bluffs and attained at one
time an altitude of 1,500 feet.
Darkness forced them to land.
The glider was launched in tow
of an automobile.
Sin MISS!
jTO GENEVA PARLEY
REGARDED SUCCESS
Secretary’s Aim to Gather
First-Hand Information
Declared Achieved.
AVOIDED INVOLVING U. S.
IN AFFAIRS OF EUROPE
Believed to Have Defined and Clari
fied American Policy in Arms
Conference.
1
BY PAUL SCOTT MOWRER.
By Cable to The Star.
j GENEVA, April 30.—Those close to
Henry L. Stimson, American Secretary
of State, consider that his trip to
Geneva, which ends today or tomorrow ,
has been a complete success. He did
not come abroad, it is explained, to
achieve a political triumph. His trip
was not part of the Republican political
campaign. It was made in the interest
of the United States’ foreign policy, the
aim of which is to serve American and
j world interests regardless of party.
Stimson's object was, first, to inform
himself first hand by talks with the
leading European statesmen, and. sec
ond. to do what he could without di
rectly involving the United States in
European affairs to further the cause
of disarmament and world peace. All
this, it is declared, has been fully
achieved, and Stimson will sail from
Cannes early next week well satisfied,
all things considered.
Information Sought.
Issues regarding which he particu
larly sought Information are said to
have been disarmament, European
peace, the Par East and in particular
the policies and Intentions of the lead
ing European powers concerning these
issues. That his incessant conversa
tions during the last fortnight have
been valuable is said to be attested by
the fact that his views were somewhat
altered during his sojourn in Geneva.
One of Stimson’s main duties has
been to define and clarify the American
policy in the Disarmament Conference.
On the one hand, the United States
earnestly desires to be helpful. But
on the other hand, the United States
feels that this conference deals mainly
with land armaments, wherein the
United States is only secondarily in
terested and which in any case involve
European political alignments that the
United States traditionally wishes to
steer clear of.
There was danger at one time that '
the American eagerness to take a con
structive attitude would son have in
volved the United States nevertheless in
the European controversies. Stimson has
apparently averted this development
It is no part of the role of the United
States, he feels, that it should seem to
take sides either for or against Ger
many or Prance. During his conferences
here ways and means have been devised
whereby the United States can ap
parently exercise to the full its in
geniousness in matters of disarmament
without ever actually openly taking the
lead or participating in maneuvers cf
pressure or isolation against this or that I
power.
V. S. Relations Harmonious.
The relations of the United States at
the present moment are excellent in the
disarmament conference, no less with
France than with Great Britain, Ger
many or Italy. The American disposi
tion, until there Is definite reason to
think otherwise, is to believe that each
of those powers is entirely sincere in Us
professed wish to bring the conference
to a happy conclusion by processes of
mutual compromise.
The illness of French Premier Andre
Tardieu, which prevented his coming
back to Geneva yesterday for a general
talk with St.imson, British Prime Min
ister Ramsay MacDonald, German
Chancellor Heinrich Bruening and
Italian Foreign Minister Dino Grand!,
was undoubtedly disappointing. But
Stlmson. who himself has been suffer
ing from the rigors of the harsh Geneva
Spring, never doubted the genuineness
of Tardieu's ailment and feels in any
case that the situation is already ir.
such shape that as soon as the French 1
elections are over conversations can b j
taken up quite ,as constructively as if j
he himself were still present.
As has already been pointed out in ■
these dispatches, Stimson's inquiries
soon led him to the obvious conclusion
that the root of most of Europe's
troubles is the Franco-German con
flict Instead of hastily blaming one
or the other and taking sides, he set
about, with the help of the British, to
try to discover ways to reconcile the
theses of the two States. By winning
the confidence of both he was able, it i
is said, to descry the basis of a possible |
future agreement.
Deep Interest Shown.
The United States, for financial as
well as political reasons, has at no time |
since the Paris Peace Conference seemed
so directly and keenly interested in the
re-establishment of genuine tranquillity |
in Europe as at present. Stimson never- i
theless has refrained from discussing |
war debts and reparations. This sub
ject, it is believed, falls more naturally
within the sphere of Andrew W. Mellon,
former Secretary of the Treasury and
now Ambassador to Great Britain in
London, and Norman Davis of the
American delegation to the Disarmament
Conference in Geneva. ' Stimson has
listened to the British, German and
other views on what should be done
at the forthcoming Lausanne Repara
tions Conference, but without com
mitting the United States in any
respect.
•Copyright. 1932.1
HELD IN KREUGER PROBE
Fifth Official Detained in Investi
gation of Firms.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden. April 30 CP).
—M. Bredburg, a Swedish subject,
resident at Zurich, Switzerland, has
been detained in connection with the
investigation of the Kreuger & Toll
companies, making the fifth official of
those concerns held since the suicide
of Ivar Kreuger.
He has lived in Zurich since 1923,
where he acted as manager and ac
countant for five small subsidiary
Kreuger companies.
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McLean Improving.
PARIS. April 30 (P) —Edward B Mc
Lean, publisher of the Washington Post,
was reported doing well at the Amer
ican Hospital today, where he has been
for several weeks for X-ray examina
tions for gastrointestinal trouble.
/ themGuys1
Makes US Look
LIKE PIKERS
FRENCH WILL CAST
VOLES TOMORROW
3,617 Candidates Entered.
Majority Required to
Assure Election.
By the Associated Press,
PARIS, April 30 —Ten million French
voters will participate tomorrow in a j
general election.
Tomorrow's voting will be followed
May 8 by run-off election.
There are 3,617 candidates for the ;
615 seats in the Chamber of Deputies
and 85 candidates for a single seat, !
that of St. Girond, in the Department i
of Ariege.
The French election law requires a
majority to win in the first election.
In the run-off election a plurality is
sufficient.
In spite of the fact that tomorrow i
is May day, when usually there are
demonstrations of radical groups.
Premier Tardieu. who was forced to
quit the campaign in the last week be
cause ot laryngitis, said he expected no
trouble. * .
Based on Domestic Issues.
The campaign has centered on I
domestic matters such as unemploy
ment relief, public finances, electoral
reform and women's suffrage. The !
women are not alowed to vote. An
equal suffrage law passed the Chamber j
ot Deputies recently, but it was de- j
feated in the Senate.
Foreign relations have played a part
in the campaign, but there has been no j
sharp divergence between the majority
and the opposition platforms. The gov- i
ernment has stood on its record on dis
armament. The opposition Radical So
cialist party, headed by Edouard Her
riot, former premier, has indulged in
some criticism, but has taken no de- i
termined stand against most of thej
Tardieu policies.
The Socialists have championed dis- i
armament and closer relations with j
Germany.
Herriot Opposes Tardieu.
The two outstanding rivals are pre
mier Tardieu and M. Herriot. The So
cialists. led by Leon Blum, now have
111 seats in the chamber and they have
predicted they will increase this num
ber.
The Communists, who now’ hold 11
in the chamber, have an imposing ar
ray of candidates.
M. Joseph Caillaux, former premier,
who was convicted in 1S20 of treating
with the enemy during the war, but
W’as restored to his civil rights in 1925,
is running for the seat left vacant by
the death of Aristide Briand, the third
district of Nantes.
AMERICAN MISSIONARIES
REACH SAFETY AT AMOY
Two Ministers and Wives Spent
Two Weeks Fleeing Chinese
Beds in Interior.
By the Associated Press.
AMOY, China, ^pril 30.—Four Amer
ican missionaries stationed at Siokhe,
southwest of Chaoehow, arrived here
today after two weeks in the interior
fleeing Chinese Communists.
They are Rev. H. J. Voskuil and
Rev. T. V. Oltman and their wives.
They represent the F*resbyterian Re
formed Church, with American head
quarters in New York.
The Communists were reported to
have captured a village within 10 miles
of here during the night, kidnaping
many men and w'omen and killing oth
ers. finally burning the town after
looting it.
There were reports also that they
had demanded heavy ransom from
Chaoehow, and that the merchants
there had paid a huge sum to prevent
looting of the city.
Appendix and Foot
Removed in One
Operation on Man
By the Associated Press.
SPOKANE. Wash.. April 30 —
Ernest Goudge. 55, lay on an op
erating table while one surgeon
sawed off his right foot and an
other removed his appendix.
Told that his foot, injured in
an automobile accident six years
ago, must be amputated, and his
'appendix removed, Mr. Goudge
asked that both operations be
performed at once. His wish was
granted yesterday.
His condition was reported
good.
STUDENT PATROLS
PARADE ON AVENUE
Traffic Safety Demonstration
Honors Bicentennial of
Washington’s Birth.
_
Washington’s 2,500 schoolboy patrols
marched down Pennsylvania avenue this
morning, striding proudly to martial
music, in a demonstration of traffic
safety In honor of the bicentennial of
the first President’s birth.
Ranging in age, for the most part,
from 8 to 13. and arrayed in their dis
tinctive Sam Browne belts and insignia,
the youngsters paraded with typical
boyish enthusiasm before proud parents
and friends, who watched from the side
walks of the city’s historic thoroughfare.
Cadenced by the United States Navy
Band, the head of the parade left Peace
Monument promptly at 10 o’clock. The
column was led by a motor cycle escort
and Lieut. Milton D. Smith of the
Traffic Bureau, grand marshal. Then
came the Navy Band, officials of the
United States and District of Columbia
Bicentennial Commission, the Board of
District Commissioners, members of the
Board of Education and other notables,
who turned out from the line of march
at Sixteenth street and Constitution
avenue and took their places in the re
viewing stand there to watch the re
mainder of the column pass.
After them followed a company of
Central High School Cadets, 35 school
boys who have saved lives and a safety
float entered by the American Auto
mobile Association, sponsor of the pa
rade.
The rest of the column was com
posed of the dlvisons of the massed
patrols, who marched by schools. Six
high schools' bands and approximately
86 floats were interspersed along the
line of march. The floats constructed,
for the most part, by the boys them
selves and displayed various degrees
of craftsmanship. Some of them were
the results of weeks of patient effort.
There were 14 dlvisons in the column
each representing the patrols of a group
of schools. .
The column formed in the vicinity
of Peace Monument at 9:30 o'clock.
From there it proceeded down Penn
sylvania avenue to Fifteenth street,
where it turned south to Constitution
avenue and thence west to Sixteenth
street. After passing the reviewing ;
stand at Sixteenth street, the boys
marched to the Ellipse and disbanded.
Many visitors were expected from
Baltimore and other nearby cities to
witness the demonstration. Special
traffic arrangements were worked out i
by Lieut. Smith. Pennsylvania avenue ;
was roped off and a special squad of po
licemen was on hand to take care of
spectators and traffic.
Files Divorce Suit.
CHICAGO. April 30 (JP).—Mrs. Corina
Higginson Rogers, daughter of an in
ternational banker of Boston, filed suit
today for divorce from Bernard F. !
Rogers, Jr., wealthy young insurance -
broker of suburban Lake Forest, charg- j
ing desertion.
GIRL, 13, PLAYS "HOOKEY” 2 DAYS,
HIDING IN ATTIC DURING NIGHT
Climbed Down Cherry Tree Mornings, Eluding Intensive
Effort of Searchers.
By the Associated Press.
HARRISON, N. Y„ April 30.—With
the aid of a cherry tree, a friendly at
tic at her home on Soulard street here,
and a wanderlust complex. 13-year-old
Mildred Semler gave the "run around”
for two days to her parents, school
companions, police telegraph type
write systems in Connecticut, New
York and Westchester County, town
police, truant officers and what not.
Mildred played "hookey” on Wednes
day. Her distracted parents broadcast
the alarm.
Thursday passed. No Mildred,
night Mildred’s father heard a noise In
the attic. Investigation revealed Mil
dred.
A cherry tree at the Semler home
reaches its branches to the attic win
dow. Mildred said she climbed the tree
to her attic sanctum at night and de
scended by its branches in the morn
ings.
She said she had been in the attic |
most of the time. Police, however, I
thought Mildred's sun-burned face In
dicated beach visits, 4
MARKET PROBERS
ARE SET TO IRK

Secret Investigators Will
Study Operations of New
York Exchange.
By the Associated Press.
Secret investigators were set to work
today for the Senate Banking Com
mittee to find any abuses that may
exist in the operations of the New
York Stock Exchange.
William A. Gray, committee counsel,
was proceeding carefully in his selection
of agents, but he already had some on !
the mass of evidence and> leads which
have accumulated. Gray will go to New
York next week to supervise the in
vestigation of brokerage and Stock Ex- !
change records.
Information on more than a score
of big pool operations will be studied i
together with the transactions of many ,
known big traders. The investigation
will include •'bull” as well as "bear"
pools.
Names Not Announced.
Names of the special investigators
were being guarded, but it was learned
that Basil Manly, veteran investigator
for Senate Committees and recently
connected with the Nye Campaign
Funds Committee, is under considera
tion as one.
The committee yesterday authorized
Gray to retain the accounting firm of i
George K Watson <fc Co. of New York,!
Philadelphia and Chicago, to back up
the work of the investigators.
Resumption of hearings depends on
what evidence is found in the secret
investigation. Gray is basing his plans
upon the theory that Congress will ad
journ about June 10 and that all the
evidence must De in the record by that
time.
Details Kept Secret.
As an indication of the thoroughness
with which the committee decided to
follow up the many leads which have
been presented. Gray said the open
hearings may not be resumed for three
weeks.
No intimation was given of the par
ticular phase of the investigation to be
undertaken first. Detailed plans were
veiled in secrecy, and Chairman Norbeck
said there would be little given out for
publication before the hearings are re
sumed.
WOMAN VOTERS MEET
TO PROPOSE ISSUES
Jobless Relief, Economy and Arms
Limitations to Be Given
to Parties.
By the Associated Press.
DETROIT, April 30. — Directors of
the National League of Women Voters
meet today to formulate plans for get
ting before the major party conven
tions in June the league's indorsements
of issues for the presidential campaign.
Committees will be named to draft
planks laying particular emphasis on
unemployment relief, reduction of gov
ernmental costs and limitation of arm
aments. There may also be a plank
calling for entrance of the United
States into the League a Nations—a
proposal indorsed in yesterday's closing
convention session.
Miss Belle M. Sherwin of Cleveland
was re-elected president yesterday.
TWO MONTHS END
IN BABY SEARCH
Lindbergh Kidnaping Still Un
solved—Curtis Away on New
Secret Mission on Yacht.
By the Associated Press.
HOPEWELL, N. J„ April 30 —It will
be two months tomorrow since kid
napers stole Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr.
So far as the public knows, there is
still no definite clue to the child's
whereabouts.
John H. Curtis, one of three Norfolk
men trying to negotiate the child's re
turn, has gone on still another secret
mission. He was reported to have put
to sea from Norfolk on the yacht Mar
con with Lieut. George L. Richards of
the Naval Air Station at Norfolk and
Edwin B. Bruce of Elmira, N. Y„ a
friend.
No results were reported from a
radio message asking Harry Fleischer,
Detroit gunman long fought in the kid
naping. to communicate with an un
identified person through a New York
lawyer.
HONOLULU IS TENSE
AFTER CONVICTIONS
IN FORTESCUE CASE
Gov. Judd Takes Precautionary
Steps Following Manslaughter
\ erdict Against 4 Americans.
DARROW, DISAPPOINTED, FILES
NOTICE DEFENSE WILL APPEAL
Lieut. Massie, Mother-in-Law and Two
Navy Enlisted Men Face One to Ten
Years in Prison for Slaying.
By the Associated Press. •
HONOLULU, April 30.—With a recommendation for leniency, a
racially mixed jury has convicted four Americans of manslaughter
for the slaying of an Hawaiian.
The jury reported a verdict late yesterday after more than 48
hours’ deliberation. The defendants are Lieut. Thomas H. Massie,
U. S. N.; Mrs. Granville Fortescue, society matron, his mother-in
law; Albert O. Jone§ and E. J. Lord, Navy enlisted men.
The verdict was read in a court room tense with silence. First
to break it was a sob from Mrs. Thalia Massie, wife of the naval
officer, who allegedly was criminally attacked by Joseph Kahahawai,
the slain native.
Conviction set all Honolulu astir with excitement and rumors.
Judd Takes Precautions.
Gov: Lawrence M. Judd denied the National GuaVd had been
summoned, but said precautions had been taken against possible
emergencies. The Governor declined to say what his precautionary
action had been.
Chief of Police A. F. Weeber, who manned the Judiciary Building
with every available policeman while the verdicts were being read
said he had taken no additional precautions other than to have all
officers “on their toes.”
Although the National Guard was not called out, it was learned
from several of its officers they were keeping in touch with each
other by telephone so as to be able to go into action should an
emergency arise.
It was no secret the Navy element of the population was not
only indignant, but angry.
The racial factor continued to remain in the background of the
many ramifications of the case. Some Hawaiians and Orientals were
outspoken in favor of the verdict, which was returned by a jury of
eight Caucasians, three Chinese and a native
PRESIDENT LEAVES
ON WEEK END TRIP
Will Enjoy Fishing at Rapidan
Camp and Return
Tomorrow.
President Hoover left the White
i House shortly after breakfast this
l morning with a small party of friends
I to spend the week end at his fishing
; camp on the Rapidan River.
He arrived at the camp at about
! 11:30 o’clock. s
He left Washington with the inten
tion of indulging in no work. He took
none with him and. unless something
unforeseen arises in the meantime, he
will endeavor to forget Government
business and world problems for the
time being.
The President indicated he is looking
forward especially to the sport of fish
ing in the various streams in the vi
cinity of his camp The trout season
is on and the Rapidan and the other
streams are understood to be abound
ing in this game fish. He left saying
that he would like to remain until
Monday, but his business schedule for
that day will necessitate his return
ing to the White House tomorrow
night.
The President and Mrs. Hoover have
with them as guests at the camp on
this outing Dr. R. A. Millikan of Pasa
dena. Calif.. Nobel prize winner and
famous scientist, and members of the
so-called White House ‘medicine ball
cabinet” and their wives. Mrs. Hoover
and some of the wcmen of the party
left the White House in automobiles
shortly after the President and his^party
started.
Others In the President s party were
Secretary of the Interior Wilbur, Mark
Sullivan, author and newspaper corre
spondent: LawTence Richey, one of the
President’s secretaries, and Capt. J. T.
Boone, White House physician. The
party was divided up in two auto
mobiles, with a car containing the
Secret Service and another one contain
ing the President's valet and luggage
and fishing paraphernalia. The others
who will be in the week end party!
but did not accompany the President!
to the camp are Harland F. Stone, ;
associate justice of the United States
Supreme Court,-and Mrs. Stone: Attor
ney General Mitchell and Mrs. Mitchell,
Ernest Lee Jahncke, Assistant Secretary
cf the Navy; Undersecretary of the !
Treasury and Mrs. Ballantine. Assistant
Secretary of the Treasury Heath, Walter
H. Newton, another of the President’s
secretaries, and Mrs. Newton; Mrs. Wil
bur, Mrs. Sullivan and Mrs. Boone.
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EX-KING’S HOME ROBBED
Thieves Visit Manuel of Portugal
in London.
LONDON, April 30 (^.—Police dis
closed today that burglars had ran
sacked the home of former King
Manuel of Portugal, in Fulwell Park,
Twickenham, last night.
The former king spent the night at
home, but servants did not discover the
burglary until this morning, when they
came down stairs to find the library
and several other rooms in disorder.
Manuel owmed a number of rare art
objects.
5,000 Divorces Given
In Reno During Year
Of Six Weeks’ Law
By the Associated Press.
RENO, April 30 —Today marked
the end of the first year of
Nevada’s six weeks’ residence law
for those who seek release from
marital ties.
The county clerk’s records show
more than 5.000 persons filed suit
for divorce here during the year.
This business, it was estimated,
netted attorneys $750,000 in fees.
Reno’s gaming tables, night clubs,
lodging house keepers and cafe
owners also did well.
Darrow Disappointed.
With varying reactions the quartet
j received the findings of the jury. Lieut.
Massie, who admitted killing the native
1 after Kahahawal allegedly had admitted
taking part in an attack on Mrs. Massle,
stood with set, white lips as his fate
was read by the court clerk.
In the Jury’s findings the insanity de
fense set up in behalf of Lieut. Massie
waa disregarded. This and the unwrit
ten law had been pleaded by Clarence
Darrow, aged leader of the defense.
Darrow, who came out of retirement
to defend the foul, said of the verdict:
"I am very much disappointed.”
Prosecutor John C. Kelley’s only
comment was:
“The verdict meets the ends of jus
tice.”
When the short court room session
was over Darrow met Kelley and ex
tended his hand, saying, "j certainly
never expected It.”
Later the veteran criminal lawyer re
marked: “All I can say is that I am
disappointed. I don’t see how they
could do this.”
Mrs. Fortescue, mother of Mrs. Mas
sie. heard the reading of her testimony
without flinching. She turned and
spoke to Jones, who was standing be
side her. Neither Jones nor Lord
showed any signs of feeling.
Serve Appeal Notice.
The four defendants were charged
i with second-degree murder, which calls
for a sentence of 20 years to life im
i prisonment. Judge Charles S. Davis
i had instructed the jury it could find
| the quartet guilty as charged, guilty of
; manslaughter or not guilty. He added
j a possible finding of not guilty by rea
son of insanity for Massie.
Notice of appeal was given by George
S. Leisure, defense attorney. In the
course of procedure the case would go
to the United States Circuit Court of
i Appeals in California.
The jury's findings left a variety of
possibilities in the way of sentences.
The maximum penalty for man
slaughter is 10 years._The lightest
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WORLD PREPARES
FOR MAY DAY RIOTS
Vancouver Begisters First Scare
With Threat of Dyna
miting.
By the Associated Press.
The “Cops vs. Communists’’ drama
was dusted off for a possible revival
today as plans for May day celebrations
were given their final touches.
In many lands police were watchful.
Vancouver, British Columbia, registered
the first scare. Police there said they
were Informed a raiding band of Com
munists and unemployed <had broken
Into a powder magazine at Ashcroft, 175
miles away, stolen 1,000 pounds of
dynamite and started for Vancouver to
celebrate May day tomorrow.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
started an Intensive hunt for the rad
icals. For some days hundreds of men,
defying police, have been traveling by
railroad toward Vancouver without pay
ing fares.
Railroad police were stirred to activ
ity on receiving word of a possible dem
onstration at Kamloops, 300 miles east
of Vancouver. They said they were
warned demonstrators might com
mandeer trains on two main lines to
reach the demonstration scene.
Russia, preparing for a rousing cele
bration, read a greeting from the Rev
olutionary War Council at Moscow,
which urged that “the iron revolution
ary discipline of the Red army” be
strengthened. It warned against
neglecting the nation’s defense at a
time when cannons are roaring In the
Far East.
In France, where Sunday Is election
day, the minister of Interior Issued the
customary order to guard against May
day disorder, but he said he expected
no trouble.
New York police. 1>,000 strong, will
be on duty continuously from this
morning until Monday morning. Mass
meetings and parades were scheduled
for today because police banned Sunday
parades.
Socialists and trade unionists, with
Norman Thomas speaking, planned a
giant New York meeting. Msy day—
the International Labor day—is celt*
brated by many organisations,

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