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.Kc. 1.415-No. 32,142. BlrAS 7iSi.l!ig. WASHINGTON. D. C.. BPSDAT MORNING, MAY 1. 1932-118 PAGES. . „ l'TE^s^TS
HOUSE REVOLT RIDDLES
OMNIBUS ECONOMY BILL;
SENATE REPEATS ITS CUTS
■ ■ - ■ t I"1" '''' 111 1 l .
Savings Already
Lost Will Reach
$117,500,000.
ARMY AND NAVY
MERGER FAILS
Transfer of Person
nel Classification
Board O. K/d.
Slashing the proposed consoli
dation of the Army and Navy
from the omnibus economy bill
late yesterday, the rebellious
House by its action in the Com
mittee of the Whole has cut up
wards of $117,500,000 from the
estimated saving of $200,000,000
and has thus far approved only
about $35,700,000 of the proposed
reductions in expenditures. To I
this may be added another $5,- 1
000,000 if the President sees fit
to disband the Philippine Scouts. ;
Of special interest to Govern- |
ment employes also was the ap- !
proval yesterday of the provision j
In the bill for transfer of the Per
sonnel Classification Board to the
Civil Service Commission. This
would be done by executive order.
Representative Lehlback, Repub
lican of New Jersey, sought to
strike this section from the bill
but was defeated by a vote of 74
to 30.
Chairman McDuffie of the Spe- |
cial Economy Committee admitted
last night there is not much left
of his program and that he may
take the floor when the emascu
lated bill is reported in the House
itself in opposition to the bill
with a motion to recommit and
instructions for reinserting many
of the items that have been either
eliminated or severely cut.
More Cuts Anticipated.
Still further reductions are antici
pated Tuesday when the House resumes
consideration of the economy bill with
the provisions applicable to veterans
coming first in order, which propose a
saving of *48,000,000 by reducing dis
ability allowances. The prediction is
quite general that at least half of
these proposals will be rejected.
The refusal, by a vote of 153 to 135
to approve the proposal for consolida
ing the Army and Navy, which it was
claimed would save *50.000,000 to *100,
000,000. was the second biggest raid on
the bill. The action in increasing the
exemption before the 11 per cent salary
cut applies, from $1,000 to *2,500 had
cut from *67,000.000 to *12.000,000 the
estimated amount of salary reduction.
Both of these questions are expected
to be put to the acid test of a record
roll-call vote when the Committee of
the Whole rtports the skeleton of the
omnibus economy bill to the House. A
record vote can be demanded on any of
the amendment* made to the omnibus
bill which is itself one amendment to !
the pending legislative appropriation j
bill. Chairman McDuffie explained, and
if the House does not approve on a
roU-call vote the $2,500 exemption then j
the original proposition of an 11 per j
cent cut with *1,000 exemption would
remain
Similarly a record vote will be de
manded on the Army and Naxy consoll- j
dation, and probably on the Saturday 1
half-holiday question. Prominent mem
hers of the House, especially on the
Democratic side, claim that on a roll
call vote they expect to be able to re- 1
verse the action taken in the Commit
tee of the Whole late yesterday in Ge
leting the propose*} consolidation from ]
the bill. The Republican side o' the
House is solidly opposed to the consoli-'
dation.
Undecided or, Motions.
With but two mothns to recommit
allowed under the special rule, party
leaders were not yet reedy to say what
these motions would lover Repre
sentatives Ramseyer artfl Williamson,
Republican members of the Economy
Committee, are planning to offer the
President’s compulsory furlough plan
with a $1,500 exemption. Considerable
pressure is being brought % bear upon
them to offer the furlough plan with
a $2,000 exemption, many Republican
members feeling that this would b>
accepted.
Chairman Byrns of the Appropria
tions Committee a member of the
Economy Committee, will ala insist
on a record tote on the Arm- and
Navy consolidation, which is pet
project. The economy bill corlained
the Byims resolution on which hear
ings had been held before the pause
Committee on Expenditures.
Chairman McDuffie of the Ecoitmy
Committee emphasized last night Rat
* i Continued or. Page 5, Column li
OFF-SHORE GAMBLERS’
CONVICTION IS UPHEL1
California Appellate Court Ruld
Ship in San Pedro Bay in
State Jurisdiction.
By the Associated Press.
LOS ANGELES, April 30.—Conviction
of 14 persons on charges of conspiracy
to violate the State gambling laws on
the gambling barge Johanna Smith was
upheld by the Superior Court ap
pellate department today.
The court ruled the ship was within
Jurisdiction of the State at its anchor
age. six miles off Long Beach, asserting
the point was within San Pedro Bay.
Appellants claimed, in seeking a re
versal of the Municipal Court decision
convicting them, that the point of
anchorage was within Federal juris
diction and outside State authority.
The Appellate Court held there is a
curve In the shore line extending from
Point Firmin and beyond Long Beach
and that this bounded San Pedro Bay.
The appellants were arrested in Octo
„ ber. 1930.
f
I
Slash Expected
In Veteran Items
Affecting 123,320
The only Important proposals
left In the ominbus economy bill
to be considered when it comes
up before the House Tuesday are
“provisions applicable to vet
erans.'1
It is generally expected that
these provisions, which have twice
been rewritten by the committee,
will be slashed hard.
It took the committee 11 pages
out of a 27-page report to explain
its position on these items.
Nine out of these ten proposals
affect 123,320 persons, with the
committee estimating a total of
$48,714,000 in savings.
The tenth section authorizes
appointment of a joint congres
sional committee of three mem
bers appointed by the Vice Presi
dent and three by the Speaker, to
investigate and inquire into the
question of relief of veterans and
their dependents—which means
reviewing existing laws on this
subject.
41,732 FACE LOSS
OF JOBS IF POSTAL
I
Demoralization of Service,
Seen if Congress Permits
Wholesale Dismissals.
Forty-one thousand seven hundred
and ninety-two postal employes must
be dropped from the rolls—or. in the
case of 18,417 city letter carriers, put j
on a substitute basis—if the Senate
goes through with the 10 per cent cut
in the departmental appropriation and
Congress refuses to change materially j
the laws relating to pay and working I
conditions.
The Senate cut would amount ap- I
proximately to $80,000,000, more than
three-fourths of which, as Postmaster !
General Brown explains, must come
from the *570,00^000 allocated out of
the total appropriation of $805,466,175 !
designated for wages and salaries.
Such a personnel slash, which, as the
Postmaster General told the Senate Ap- :
propriations Committee, would ‘‘demor
alize'’ the service, would have these
specific results, he explains:
In cities residential deliveries will be
reduced to one a day and business de
liveries to not more than two a day.
S^all Town Deliveries Hit.
Delivery service must be discontinued
in every small town.
About 8,000 rural routes must be con-1
solidated, which means dropping that
many carriers and increasing the work
of others accordingly.
About 9,000 other rural routes will go
on a tri-weekly instead of a daily basis,
cutting the carriers’ compensation in
half.
The hours of window service at post
offices must be reduced and wherever
leases will permit, stations and
branches must be closed.
"I need not state what the effect oi
all these changes would be upon the
postal service, which has been devel
oped to a high standard of efficiency
over a period of 150 years,” Mr. Brown
told the Senate Committee.
Rate Increase Ignored.
And this in the face of an impend
ing $130,000,000 increase in postal
rates, which, it is declared, would bal
ance the postal budget and make any
economies worked out in this depart- i
ment applicable to the general Tre&s- j
ury deficit.
There are 251.075 postal employes, !
and, exclusive of 48,358 first, second i
and third class postmasters, all groups |
would be hit, the retrenchment being
felt in every corner of the land.
Nearly 200 employes here are marked
to be cut off, including 145 out of the
total of J.450 in departmental service,
and 42 out of 421 at the mail bag shops
in Eckington. And this total, of course,
would not take Into consideration any
reductions in other branches.
The chss to be hardest hit would be
city letter carriers, where the 18.417 of
1 63,014 wmiy be affected. By putting
j these men osj the substitute rolls, they
would probafc^- average five hours work
■ daily, according to figures from the
I department. m<png their total monthly
(Continued on Page 5, Column 4.)
Striking Baiters Return.
j NEW YORK Apr* 30 (>P).—Barbers
of uptown MarPiattan, on strike for a
week, began retiming to work today j
after union official announced they had
reached agreement with the employers
by which the former wagt scale of $30 i
and $33 a week his beea reinstated.
The agreement is fot one year.
Justice, Labor,
Commerce Hit
10 Per Cent.
SLASHES WILL
REDUCE FORCE
Dismissals to Follow
Unless Furlough
Is Adopted.
The Senate yesterday passed
the State, Justice, Commerce and
Labor appropriation bill after
having cut 10 per cent from the
aggregate amount allowed by the
House for these four departments,
a part of which comes from the
allowances for salaries in a num
ber of bureaus.
As pruned by the Senate the
bill now contains a total of $111,
792,939, as compared with the
House total of $124,215,992. The
Senate reduced the bill $12,423,053
below the House and $27,208,765
under current appropriations.
It will go. back to the House early
this week, where action must be taken
on the Senate changes. When a simi
lar 10 per cent cut was made by the
Senate on the Interior bill, the House
concurred without asking lor a con
ference, and that measure has been
signed by the President.
Reed Amendment Adopted.
The only substantial change made
in the Senate Just before the State,
Justice, Commerce and Labor measure
passed was the adoption of an amend
ment by Senator Reed, Republican, of
Pennsylvania, which would give heads
of these four departments some leeway
In adjusting their various services to the
:urtailed funds, by permitting the trans
fer of funds from one activity to an
other.
The amendment provides that, with
the approval of the Budget Bureau, not
to exceed 12 per cent of any appropria
tion in this bill could be transferred to
some other activity, but no appropria
tion could be increased by more than
15 per cent through this process.
The reductions made by the Senate in
the lump sum allotments for payment
of salaries in various bureaus of these
four departments do not affect salary
schedules, which are fixed by law. It
means that those bureaus will have less
money for the pa.'onent of salaries dur
ing the fiscal year beginning July 1,
and will necessitate some reductions in
force unless a plan of furloughing ex
isting personnel can be worked out.
The Senate has already Instructed
its Appropriations Committee to cut 10
per cent from the Treasury-Post Office
supply bill, which came from the House
with a total of $1,059,000,000 for both
departments, but Senator Oddie, Re
publican of Nevada, in charge of this
measure in subcommittee. Is seriously
considering making an appeal to the
Senate to rescind its order for a 10
per cent cut on this bill. The sub
committee has heard the testimonv of
the heads of these two departments
on the effects of a 10 per cent cut,
but has not yet made tne necessary
changes.
Change in Sentiment Noted.
Opponents of the 10 per cent re
duction below cuts already made by
the House believe there has been some
change in sentiment since the Treas
ury-Post Office bill was sent back to
committee, but whether_it favors such
(Continued on Page 5, Column 3.)
SPRAGUE CONSULS SERVE
100 YEARS AT GIBRALTAR
Incumbent Congratulated for Cen
tury of Work There by
His Family.
By the Associated Press.
GIBRALTAR, April 30—Richard
Louis Sprague, American consul, re
ceived hundreds of congratulatory
messages and gifts today on the 100th
anniversary of American consular rep
resentation at Gibraltar by the Sprague i
family.
Mr Sprague received a bronze plate,
suitably inscribed, from his colleagues
ip the American Foreign Service as a
token of their appreciation. The pre
sentation was made by Maxwell Blake,
American diplomatic agent at Tangier.
The first American consul at Gibral
tar was Horatio Sprague, who was
appointed by President Jackson on
April 30. 1832 He served until his
death in 1848 and was succeeded by
his son. Horatio, jr., who served until
he died in 1901, when his son, the
present consul, was appointed.
PRESIDENT SNARES 20 TROUT
IN STREAMS AT RAPIDAN CAMP
Intermittent Rains Sw<ep Mountains, but Hoover Dons
1 Hip Boots and Goes Fishing.
Associated Press. I
IAY, Va„ April 30.—President
t again proved his worth as an
; fisherman today, snaring 20
maVitain trout from the streams
a lidan camp. This is the
li nder the State’s laws.
overcast and the moun
t intermittent rains when
t rty arrived. Neverthe
1< ent went immediately to
li ed hip boots and set out
f * stream.
me. It was his first op
I le year to cast a fly on
t rs and occasional pools
}
1
After returning to the camp for
luncheon Mr. Hoover took a brief nap
before setting out again to whip nearby
streams. Before supper he had bagged
ie legal limit. The prize of his catch
a 14-inch trout, with the rest
raging between 9 and 11 inches.
Homey General Mitchell, a skilled
“fP'man in his own right, with many
^ort* woods trophies to his credit, left
rye JHip with Secretary Wilbur and
MaiK mil van, writer, shortly after Mr.
Hoover et 0ut All had good catches,
bUX ”olwreported up to the legal limit.
other-jenjbers of the party, in
! Hoover, Justice Stone of
ive °uP^ie Court and Mrs. Stone,
?^A^4illikan, Pasadena, Calif.,
Nobel cT>“rinner. and Assistant Sec
retary of tn> Navy Jahncke and Mra.
(Continued^ pggg 2, PobBBft Ul
WHO’LL BE QUEEN OF THE MAY?
PLAN FORCED VOTE
Supporters in House May Re
sort to Committee Dis
charge Petition.
By the Associated Press.
Sponsors of a cash bonus payment
yesterday planned resort to their last
and most powerful weapon for forcing
a House vote on the $2,000,000,000 new
money outlay—the drastic committee
discharge petition.
Almost certain their plan, bitterly de
nounced by administration spokesmen,
will be rejected by the Ways and
Means Committee, advocates confidently
claimed half a hundred more than the
145 signatures necessary to force a
ballot.
218 Signatures Forecast.
J‘We could get 218 signatures, or a
clear majority of the House, if we had
to," Representative Patman. Democrat,
Texas, said. "The bill is certain to pass
the House."
Representative Rainey, the Demo
cratic leader, said the powerful Revenue
Committee expects to close hearings
Wednesday.
“We may have a committee vote be
fore the end of the week,” he said.
Bonus sponsors expect this vote to be
adverse. They believe the 10 Repub
lican members of the committee will
vote solidly against the currency ex
pansion bill, while Rainey and Repre
sentative Crisp, Democrat, of Georgia,
leaders of the Democratic side, are
strongly opposed to It.
Two Days for Rebuttal.
Patman will file a petition after the :
committee vote. When signed by the
required number of members, the House
vote becomes mandatory, without any
opportunity to amend the legislation.
The opposition is expected to close its
testimony before the Ways and Means
Committee Monday, leaving two days
for a rebuttal. Former Senator Robert
L. Owen of Oklahoma will make the
principal answer.
TODAY’S STAR
\
PART ONE—28 PAGES.
General News—Local, National and
Foreign.
PART TWO—10 PAGES.
Editorials and Editorial Features.
Serial Story, ‘Tangled Lives”—Page 6.
The Home Gardener—Page 6.
Public Library—Page 6.
Marine Corps News—Page 6.
Army and Navy News—Page 6.
Schools and Colleges—Page 7.
Spanish War Veterans—Page 7.
PART THREE—16 PAGES.
Society Section.
Women in Official Life—Page 10.
Kathleen Norris' Article—Page 13.
PART FOUR—10 PAGES.
Amusement Section—Stage, Screen,
Music and Radio.
Music News—Page 3.
In the Motor World—Page 4.
Aviation—Page 5.
Y. W. C. A. News—Page 5.
Organized Reserves—Page 5.
Radio—Page 6.
American War Mothers—Page 7.
Naval Reserves—Page 7.
Disabled American Veterans—Page 7.
News of the Clubs—Page 7.
Fraternities—Page 8.
Community Centers—Page 9.
American Legion—Page 9.
PART FIVE—-4 PAGES.
Sports Section.
PART SIX—14 PAGES.
Financial News and Classified Adver
tising.
Parent-Teacher Activities—Page 13.
Y. M. C. A. News—Page 13.
W. C. T. U. Notes—Page 13.
D. A. R. Activities—Page 13.
District National Guard—Page 13.
PART SEVEN—20 PAGES.
Magazine Section.
Notes of Art and Artists—Page 14.
Reviews of New Books—Page 15.
Cross-word Puzzle—Page 16.
The Boys’ and Girls’ Page—Page 18.
Highlights of History—Page 19
Those Were the Happy Days—Page 20
GRAPHIC SECTION—« PAGES.
World Events in Pictures.
COLORED SECTION—8 PAGES.
Keeping Up With the Joneses; Tarzan;
Mr. and Mrs.; The Timid Soul; Moon
Mullins; Reg'lsr Fellers; Little Or
nhan Annie, and Mutt end Jeff.

West Point Cadets,
One a District Boy.
v '
Lost on Canoe Trip
Allan J. Light, Son of
Clothing Man, Sought
With Chum.
By the Associated Press.
WEST POINT, N. y.. May 1 (Sun
day*.—The Hudson River and Its banks
in the vicinity of the United States
Military Academy were being searched
early today for two second-year cadets,
Allan J. Light and Leo A. Skelm, who
have been missing since they went ca
noeing on tfie river yesterday after- j
noon.
Light is the son of Samuel K, Light
of Washington, D. C„ and Skeim's
nearest relative is listed at the Military
Academy as Mrs. Russell Needham, !
Valley City. N. Dak.
The cadets were last seen about 5
p.m. yesterday.
At that tiire their canoe was near
Banneroians Island, headed upstream i
towartf Storm King Mountain.
About that thne a strong south w^nd
(Continued on Page 2, Column 7.)
Curtis Believed in Contact
With Kidnapers Off Vir
ginia Coast.
By the Associated Press.
NORFOLK. Va„ April 30 —The oft
hoped-for climax, screened behind a cur
tain of secrecy and with the sea again
serving as the probable scene, was be
lieved to be near tonight in the efforts
of three Norfolk men to restore the
Lindbergh baby to its parents.
The feeling of hopefulness, repeatedly
recurring with the coming and going
of the intermediaries during the long
weeks of their negotiations, reached
another high peak with the absence of
John Hughes Curtis, presumably seek
ing another contact with supposed kid
napers off the Virginia coast.
Although his movements were guard
ed with utmost secrecy, the Norfolk boat
builder was reported to have engaged i
upon his new mission aboard the yacht. 1
Marcon shortly after returning from 1
a trip by plane.
Off on Mystery Cruise.
The boat, placed at the disposal of
the intermediaries by Col. Charles H.
Consolvo, sailed on its third mysterious
cruise after it had been held in readi
ness for several days at the naval base.
Mr. Curtis was believed to have been
accompanied by Lieut. George L. Rich
ard, airplane pilot for the negotiators,
and Edwin B. Bruce of Elmira, N. Y.t
a friend.
Rear Admiral Guy H. Burrage, re
tired, who recently conferred with Col.
Lindbergh by long distance telephone,
refused today to say whether he had
again talked with the famous flyer
Both Admiral Burrage and Very Rev.
H. Dobson-Peacock, the third inter
mediary, continued a tight-lipped si
lence concerning their work.
The yacht Marcon became definitely
identified with the movements of the
intermediaries during the last 10 days.
Last week end, two cruises made by
Mr. Curtis aboard the boat through the
Virginia Capes resulted in the reported
removal of “obstacles" from their work.
Slips Away Again.
Almost immediately Mr. Curtis slipped
away from the city, probably traveling ■
by plane on another trip. Without re
appearing again in Norfolk, he pre
sumably returned to the naval base to
leave on still another mission, this time
aboard the Marcon.
During his absence Dean Dobson
Peacock participated in a separate mis
sion, traveling by automobile and re
turning in about seven hours. He re
fused to reveal the purpose of his trip
or <o give any detailed information.
Three men arrested on charges of con
spi.acy to violate the prohibition law
were being held here tonight while po
lice investigated a report that they
might have some connection with the
Purple Gang of Detroit. Inspector T.
L. Petty said the investigation would
be continued with the Lindbergh kid
naping case in mind, but that there
was no indication the men were im
plicated.
RICH YOUTH KIDNAPED
JOLIET, HI., April 30 (/Pi—Max Mil
ler. wealthy real estate operator, asked
police today to search for his son. Gus
Miller. 23. reported held since Thurs
day night by kidnapers lor >50,000
ransom.
Neither the father, nor the police
would give details,
HOOVER ASSURED
OF RENOMINATION
President Given 695 Dele
gates—Democratic Claims
Are Uncertain.
BY G. GOULD LINCOLN.
President Herbert Hoover has been
assured renomination by his party
through the selection of delegates to
the Republican National Convention al
ready made.
A count of Republican delegates made
by Hoover supporters here last night
gave to Mr. Hoover 695. Of these 363
have been “instructed” for Mr. Hoover,
and 332 go to the national convention
“uninstructed,” but bent on voting for
his renomlnatlon. Twenty-five dele
gates not counted for Mr. Hoover were
hated also. ✓
The Republican National Convention
will nominate by majority vote. Presi
dent Hoover, therefore, requires only
578 votes to be nominated, or one more
than half of the 1,154 delegates which
make up the convention.
The Democratic picture is very differ
ent. In the Democratic National Con
vention the two-thirds rule for nom
inations prevails, and 770 delegate votes
are needed to elect the party’s presi
dential nominee.
Democratic Claims.
The Democratic list gives Gov.
Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York 279
delegates Instructed, pledged and
claimed: Senator James Hamilton
Lewis of Illinois, 58 pledged; Smith, 36
pledged; former Senator Reed of Mis
souri, 36 Instructed; Gov. Murray of
Oklahoma, 23 pledged, and 188 in
doubt. This list places in the doubtful
column 92 New York delegates and 76
from Pennsylvania. Roosevelt's sup
porters insist that the New York Gov
ernor will have from 40 to 60 of the
New York delegates on the first ballot,
if not more, and that he will have 60
or more of the delegates from Pennsyl
vania.
Tomorrow comes the Maryland presi
dential preferential primary. Mary
land is the first State in which Presi
dent Hoover has permitted his name to
be entered in the presidential preferen
tial primary. There he will contest
with former Senator Joseph I. France
of Maryland for the preference of the
Republican voters. The Hoover sup
porters predict a sweep for the Presi
dent in this primary.
Mr. France has entered many of the
presidential preferential primary con
tests in other States, including Illinois,
Pennsylvania, North Dakota and others.
In these States he has run either
against candidates who have no pos
sible chance of nomination or has taken
the preference vote by default, as he
(Continued on Page 3, Column 6.)
HUGE RUM PLANT SEIZED
TJ. S. Raiders Trace Stills to Ca
pone Syndicate.
CHICAGO. April 30 (JP).—One of the
largest distilleries ever seized here was
raided today by Federal officials.
They found two 5,000-gallon stills, a
7,500-gallon recooker, 35 vats ranging
from 5,000 to 15.000 gallons in capacity,
35,000 pounds of sugar and 15,000 gal
lons of alcohol ready for shipment.
Only the attendant was arrested. The
plant, believed by the raiders to have
been operated by the Capone syndicate,
adapted much of the machinery left by
the Citizens Brewing Co., which for
merly operated the place.
CAPPER SUPPORTS
WOO FUND FOR
RELIEF IN DISTRICT
Urges Senate Restoration of
Item Stricken From Bill
by House.
SUGGESTS REVIVAL
OF RENT COMMISSION
Declares Level May Still Be Too
High—Repeats Stand on Trac
tion Merger.
A strong stand in favor of placing
in the District appropriation bill In
the Senate the $600,000 for unemploy
ment relief, which the House left out
of the bill, was taken last night by
Chairman Capper of the Senate Dis
trict Committee, who is also a member
of the subcommittee handling District
appropriations In the Senate.
Hope that this course will be followed
was voiced by Senator Capper in a
radio address from station WMAL, in
which he also revealed he is looking
into rents In Washington to find out
whether there Is need for re-estab
lishing a rent commission here. He
also reiterated his view regarding cer
tain phases of the pending street rail
way merger proposal.
Rent* "Still High."
After observing that food and cloth
ing have gone down in price from a
few years ago, Senator Capper said
rents in Washington “are showing an
inclination to follow, although they
are still high.” He said he understood
some apartment house owners are giv
ing their tenants a reduction in rent
or furnishing greater service, but he
added, “it is clear to me that rents
of houses and apartments in Washing
ton are out of line with other com
modities.”
Senator Capper based his radio talk
on letters he received from residents of
the city, and turning to the need for
th: relief fund which was disallowed by
the House, he said:
“Here are some letters about a situ
ation that ought So be of burning con
cern to every self-respecting Washingto
nian. I am referring to the current
proposal to appropriate $600,000 for
unemployment relief In the District.
That item should have been in "the Dis
trict appropriation bill as it passed the
House. But it was not.
Hearings Start Soon.
“The Senate subcommittee In charge
of the bill will begin hearings in the
near future. I am an ex officio mem
ber of that subcommittee. I certainly
hope that when the District bill Is re
ported to the Senate it will contain this
provision of which I speak.”
Senator Hiram Bingham, Republican,
of Connecticut, chairman of the Dis
trict Subcommittee of the Appropria
tions Committee, has not determined on
the exact date when consideration of
the District bill will be started In the
subcommittee.
Contending that there is an urgent
need for the $600,000 relief item, Sena
tor Capper declared:
"I think the official figures of the
Associated Charities are illuminating.
In the first quarter of this year the As
sociated Charities spent $102,000 for
relief. In the corresponding period of
1931 the organization spent $54,000.
“The registers of the Federal Employ
ment Agency In the District Indicate
that there are nearly 20,000 unemployed
persons here.
“Now, it is easy to say that the Dis
trict is well off, compared to other
cities. That is perhaps true. The
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FLYING GOVERNORS
NEAR LOS ANGELES
Rolph and Balzar, Who Left Here
Yesterday, Still Hope to Set
New Mark.
By the Associated Press.
WINSLOW, Ariz., April 30—Govs.
Rolph and Balzar of California and
Nevada, on a transcontinental flight in
a plane piloted by Capt. Roscoe Turner,
left Winslow at 9:37 p.m. (mountain
time), 11:37 (Eastern standard time),
for Los Angeles.
This was their last scheduled refuel
ing stop on the trip started as a "dawn
to-dusk” Journey from Washington
early today.
Capt. Turner said weather conditions
between Amarillo, Tex., the last stop,
and Winslow, had been perfect.
"We must get to Los Angeles by mid
night,” said Gov. Rolph, while attend
ants were filling the gasoline tanks. "If
we don’t it’s all off, a flight for nothing.
"If we get there bv midnight it will
be the first time in history that a plane
carrying passengers will have flown
from coast to coast in one day. We
just can’t fail, and I'm telling you we
won't.”
Gov. Balzar’s terse comment was:
"I’m tired!"
LONG SUGGESTS ROBINSON TO RUN
AS RUNNING MATE FOR HOOVER
Louisiana Senator Calls Himself "The Real Democrat.”
Favors Norris for President.
By the Associated Press.
Rebellious Huey Long of Louisiana
fired another defiant blast at his party
leadership yesterday by proposing that
the Democrats nominate George W.
Norris, independent Republican, for
President.
Continuing bis one - man revolt
against the Senate’s Democratic high
command, which he began Friday by
resigning from all committees, the Ir
repressible and fiery Long suggested In
an Interview that Robinson of Arkan
sas. the party leader, should be Presi
dent Hoover's running mate.
"If I nominated anybody this after
noon It would be George Norris of Ne
braska,'* Long said, alter expressing hia
''disappointment" In party ftadrrahlp,
i
“If I could shape up the programs
at the Republican and Democratic con
vention*, I’d name Norris for the Dem
ocrats and Hoover for the Republicans,
with Robinson his running mate.
“Robinson and Hoover work together
for the same things, with the same
Ideas, and with the same results.”
The Louisiana Senator’s views repre
sented a complete reversal of the ideas
I he expressed when he came to Wash
! lngton to become Senator.
At that time he said Robinson. Sen
ator Harrison of Mississippi and Speak
er Garner were the outstanding candi
dates for the Democratic nomination,
with former Gov. Smith of New York
close behind.
But in the Intended yesterday, Long,
who Is also Democratic national con»
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WOMEN BOYCOTT
JURY’S EMPLOYERS
FOR HAWAII VERDICT
Group Draws Racial Lines by
Inviting Only Whites to
Participate.
MACHINE GUN AUTOS
STILL GUARD HONOLULU
Darrow Works on Plan to Fight
Conviction of Four in Higher
Courts.
By the Associated Press.
HONOLULU, April 30—A boycott
against places employing members of
the jury which convicted the four de
fendants In the Joseph Kahahawal
lynching trial was organized by a group
of women today. They drew the racial
line in their movement by inviting only
white women to participate.
The organizing was done quietly by
the group of women telephoning their
friends and asking co-operation. The
wives of Navy men were participating,
but not taking a leading part.
If the boycott assumes large propor
tions, which its proponents say it will,
some of the largest business enterprises
in the city will be affected.
Bank and Ship Line Hit.
One juror is employed by the Bishop
First National Bank, another by the
Matson Navigation Co., leading steam
ship line connecting with the main
land; one by the Oahu Sugar Co., an
other by the Hawaiian Contracting Co.
and one by the Oahu Railway & Land
Co.
Other firms affected by reason of
having one or more jurors on their
payrolls are the Theodore H. Davies
Co., large insurance firm; a large
grocery store chain, and the Castle Ss
Cook Steamship Agency.
Outwardly quiet but tense, the city
looked on while opposing sides girded
for further battle. The manslaughter
conviction failed to settle its far-flung
ramifications.
Radio patrol cars equipped with ma
chine guns and manned by police rolled
through the city as the apparent tran
quility was Interpreted as omnious.
Both police and National Guard au
thorities were on the alert for any
sign of an outbreak of feeling over the
conviction of Lieut. Thomas H. Massie,
Mrs. Granville Fortescue and the two
Navy enlisted men, Albert O. Jones
and E. J. Lord.
Motor cycle officers patrolled the
downtown section constantly and extra
patrolmen were stationed in that area.
Beaten in one of the greatest court
battles of his long career, Clarence
Darrow, aged defense leader, and his
associates set wearily about fighting the
conviction through the higher courts.
Darrow learned today how his double
plea of insanity and the unwritten law
in behalf of Massie had soon been cast
aside as the racially mixed jurors went
on with the balloting.
I nim pressed by Darrow.
The jurors said DarroWs speech failed
to impress them. Asserting all but a
of the 12 men were fairly well educated,
one of them said:
"He talked to us like a lot of fanners.
That stuff may go over big in the
Middle West, but not here.”
The jury said the fiery closing argu
ment of Honolulu's new prosecutor,
John C. Kelley, had been effective.
Authorities disclosed that members of
the National Guard had remained
within reach of their telephones after
the verdict was returned last night.
Throughout the night this vigil was
maintained. About a dozen men were
on duty at the armory, where guns were
stacked along the wall in readiness.
Despite the tension Honolulu was in
gala attire. Today is “Lei day” to
Hawaii—when flowery wreaths of every
hue are worn by all. Natives squatted
along the sidewalks or sat in auto
mobiles at the curbs with great stacka
of leis. The sweet scent of fldwers was
everywhere.
It was learned the jury, composed of
seven Anglo-Saxons, three Chinese, a
Portuguese and a Hawaiian, had split
strictly on racial lines on the first
balloting.
Within 30 minutes after receiving the
case, the jury stood seven for acquittal
and five for conviction on second-degre#
murder charges.
During the next two days the Cau
casians on the jury gradually swung
over to the view of their colleague*.
Hawaiian for Acquittal.
Late yesterday, when they were called
Into court by Judge Charles S. Davis
and asked if they could reach a verdict,
the only man still holding out for ac
quittal was a part Hawaiian.
When the jury returned for delibera
tions this man agreed to vote for man
slaughter. The agreement came on the
fifteenth ballot.
The immediate battle to beat the con
viction—the four were accused of kill
ing Kahahawai to avenge his alleged
participation in a criminal attack upon
Mrs. Thalia Massj*', wife of the naval
officer—will be th* arguments for a new
trial, and, if that fails, an appeal to
the Territorial Supreme Court.
Montgomery Winn of defense coun
sel announced the basis of the appeal
would be an attack on the manner in
which the quartet was on
second-degree murder charges. The
defense contends this indictment was
returned as the result of judicial cor
ercion by Circuit Judge A. M. Crlsty,
who later was disqualified from pre
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FOURTH WORKMAN SLAIN
IN ROUND HOUSE MYSTERY
Body, Riddled With Buckshot,
Found After Fellow Employe
Hears Explosion.
Br the Associated Press.
BATON ROUGE. La., April 30
Prank Johnson, fireman for the Yazoo
Sc Mississippi Valley Railroad, was kill
ed In the round house here today In
a series of mysterious attacks on the
railway’s colored employes.
His body, riddled with buckshot, was
found half an hour after another em
ploye heard an explosion that sounded
like that of a railroad torpedo. There
was evidence he was shot from behind.
Three other workers have met death
within recent weeks and a number have
been injured.
Thus far authorities have found no
solution to the mysteries nor establish
ed motives for the attacks,
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