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WOOD OUSTER PLAN
. SEEN IN BAS ROW
Effort to Remove Chief Re
ported—New Meeting
Is Called Off.
(Continued From First Page.)
against his strenuous objection.
Pierce said the stockholder* repre
sented at the meeting overrode wood
and had stricken from the records an
announcement by the gas company
president that he had been served with
a copy of the commission’* recent order
forbidding voting of the majority stock.
The action of the stockholders was
Interpreted in public utility circles as
indicating that the out-of-town inter
ests controlling the gas company pro
posed to ignore the commission’s order.
By removing Wood’s statement from the
minutes, it was pointed out. none of the
stockholders will be officially advised
of the order.
Pierce Gives Details.
Details of the meeting, as outlined by
Mr. Pierce, follow:
“George A. G. Wood, president of the
company, called the meeting to order.
He asked the secretary of the company
to give him a certified list of the stock
holders qualified to vote. He then stated
that he had been served with an order
by the Public Utilities Commission pro
hibiting the owners of 109,176 shares of
the 130,000 shares of the company from
voting at the meeting. He thereupon
declared the meeting adjourned until
May 18 because of the lack of a
quorum of the stock.
"In the meantime Wilton J. Lam
bert. general counsel for the gw com
pany, walked across the office and
conferred with Arthur Dean, said to
represent Sullivan & Cromwell. New
York attorneys for the Chase-Harris
Forbes-Pierce group, officially charged
by the Public Utilities Commission
with having obtained control of the
local gas system by evasion of the law.
“Immediately after Mr. Wood had
adjourned the meeting Mr. Lambert
asked Mr. Wood to reconsider his ad
journment decision. This Mr. Wood
refused to do. Mr. Lambert then said
he would appeal from Mr. Wood’s de
cision. Mr. Wood said there was noth
ing to appeal, that a majority of the
stock was not present and the meeting
was adjourned. Mr. Lambert insisted
upon his appeal, Instructed the vice
president of the company to put the
motion nullifying the adjournment.
Motion is lamco.
“This motion was carried by Mr. Lam
bert and his associates. Mr. Lambert
then made a motion that there be
stricken from the minutes the entire
reference made by Mr. Wood to the
order served upon him by the Public
Utilities Commission, prohibiting the
owners of the 109,176 shares from Tot
ing at the meeting. This motion was
carried by Mr. Lambert and his as
sociates and the deleted minutes merely
record the fact that the meeting was
adjourned because of the absence of a
quorum of the stock.
“Neither Mr. Lambert nor Mr. Dean
made any explanation of their reason
for not desiring to have the minutes
record what actually occurred. In their
changed form the minutes are entirely
incorrect. .. ,
“It is also interesting to note that
Mr. Lambert implied that none of the
parties mentioned in the order of the
Public Utilities Commission as owning
the 109,176 shares of the stock of the
gas company is recorded in the records
of the company as owning that stock.
“Prom the legal point of view, it is an
interesting question as to whether Mr.
Lambert and his minority associates
had the right to depose the president of
the Washington Gas Light Co. as chair
man of the meeting and strike from the
minutes not an error, but a statement
of absolute fact.”
Lambert Defends Action.
Mr. Lambert explained his effort to
prevent any reference to the order of
the commission getting into the official
records was solely for the protection of
the stockholders. Acknowledgment of
the receipt of service of that order, he
pointed out, would have prejudiced the
case of the stockholders and ‘‘tied their
hands” in any legal developments that
might grow out of the order.
Furthermore, Mr. Lambert declared
none of the stockholders referred to
in the commission's order was repre
sented at the meeting. Slightly more
than 7,000 shares were represented, he
said, and they were owned by Wash
ington interests.
"There could have been no business
transacted at the meeting Monday be
cause a quorum was lacking, and it
■would have been improper for the
minutes to carry anything except men
tion of the fact that a meeting was
not held on account of the lack of a
quorum,” said Mr. Lambert. "Mr.
Wood was out of order in even men
tioning the commission’s order.”
ATTACK ON CORD
CUT FROM RECORD
La Guardia Had Called Head of
Airline “Contemptible” for
Pay Cut Policy.
By the Associated Press.
A friendly argument between Repre
sentative La Guardia, Republican, of
New York, and Chairman Rayburn of
the House Interstate Commerce Com
mittee today expunged from the com
mittee record a statement that E. L.
Cord, president of Century Air Lines, is
“contemptible.”
La Guardia used the word in asking
the committee to approve his bill,
which would let the Board of Mediation
settle disputes between airline operators
and pilots.
La Guardia referred to the recent
appearance of Cord before the House
Appropriations Committee when he
offered to carry airmail for half what
the Government now pays.
Cord then went back to Chicago,
La Guardia said, and told his pilots
he was going to 'take the romance out
of aviation ”
La Guardia then referred to the
lockout of Century Airline pilots who
objected to the pay cuts, and said:
"This man Cord—his first name is
immaterial because he is so contempt
ible everybody knows who he is if we
just say ‘Cord.’ ”
Rayburn asked La Guardia to "strike
out of the record that harsh word,”
recalling that when a similar statement
was made recently about another man.
the committee "had to hear him for
two days.”
Library Group Elect*.
McLEAN. Va.. May 12 (Special).—
The McLean Community Library Asso
ciation elected Miss May Walters presi
dent; Mrs. U S. Walters, vice presi
dent; Mrs. Henry Mackall, secretary,
and Mrs J. Hunter Mack, treasurer.
Mrs. Albert Mack was reappointed
librarian. It was decided to open the
library each Tuesday between 3 and
4 p.m.
Newspaper Official Ends Life.
MACON, Ga„ May 12 (/P)—Ralph R
Dunwody, secretary and treasurer ol
the Macon Telegraph, was found dead
to his automobile on a country road
near here today with a bullet wound
in his head. Associates were directed
to his body by a note he left. The)
■aid he had been 111.
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Writer Declares People Are
Hopeful in Politics and
Business.
BY DAVID LAWRENCE.
COLUMBUS, Ohio., May 12.—The
budget has been balanced here, thanks
to the economy program of Gov.
George White and a co-operating
Legislature, but the State of Ohio has
had to come to the rescue of counties
and municipalities in aid of the un
employed. Balanced budgets alone do
not make jobs.
The Legislature, in special session,
appropriated $22,000,000 for unemploy
ment relief, sums being made available
in the form of loans to the counties.
Eleven million dollars was raised by a
tax on gross business of public utilities,
an equal amount was diverted from
gasoline revenues so that if the counties
wished to do so they could use the
money lor purposes other than highway
building.
Thousands of Families Fed.
Nineteen thousand families are being
fed in Cleveland, 9,000 families here,
and a large number in Toledo, Youngs
town and Cincinnati. City budgets
plus private charity are being strained
to the utmost. The Cleveland dole has
been reduced from $24.80 per month to
$4.78 per week for each distressed
family. A virtual moratorium on rent
paying has cut the Income of the small
landlord and placed him in jeop
ardy, too.
But the spirit of the people remains
hopeful. Business men talk of the
future with more confidence every day.
Whether it is the fact that the Middle
West breathes a different air and, in
almost everything, is a contrast to the
cities on the other side of the Alle
ghenies, or because agriculture is to no
small extent a factor in Ohio’s eco
nomic welfare—for the farmer can at
least produce the food he eats—the
fact remains that Ohio is talking
politics and prohibition and not so
much sales tax or Federal deficits.
This week’s primaries revealed that
Gov. White, a rugged and wholesome
type, with a long record of service in
the Democratic party, is to have the
52 delegates from this State to the
national convention, and he is no stalk
ing horse for Franklin D. Roosevelt,
either.
Outstanding Political Figures.
Ohio has her own ideas about the
presidential race. She has three out
standing citizens to offer—the Governor
and Newton D. Baker and James M.
Cox. All three are talked about, and
while Mr. White is the only active
candidate and will have the solid sup
port of his delegation, there are not a
few hereabouts who think that this
State may, after a deadlock, furnish the
compromise candidate.
Mr. Baker's name is heard frequently
outside of Ohio as a possible beneficiary
of a deadlock and he is being quietly
boomed by his friends. Mr. Cox has
more or less withdrawn from active
politics, but nevertheless he Is well
liked by the Smith faction and it will
be recalled he ran with Franklin Roose
velt In 1920. His defeat by Warren G.
Harding 12 years ago is not held against
him in this State, in view of the troubles
subsequently developed by the Harding
regime.
Whether at the top of the ticket or in
the vice presidency. Ohio believes some
how the three men mentioned—White,
Baker and Cox—will figure in the finale.
Ohio Vote Draws Interest.
The national administration is deeply
interested in how Ohio will vote, and
the outcome of the Republican primary
for Governor has left no ill effects, for
David Ingalls. 33-year-old aviation ace,
now Assistant Secretary of the Navy,
and a popular figure in Cleveland, is to
make the race He ran on the wet side
against two drys who together polled
more votes than he did, so the Anti
Saloon League refuses to concede that
the party has changed its point of view
about prohibition. A wet, Attorney
General Gilbert Bettman, defeated in a
mixed race Louis Taber, master of the
National Orange and an Anti-Saloon
League man. for the Republican nomi
nation for the United States Senate in
opposition to Senator Buikley, Demo
crat. So two wets will oppose each
other in the Ohio senatorial contest
next Fall.
President Hoover is gaining in
strength, but some of his ardent ad
mirers here concede that if the election
were held tomorrow he could not be sure
of Ohio’s electoral votes.
Politic* Affecting Business.
There Is a feeling here that politics
is hanging like a cloud over the busi
ness situation and that If Congress
Should adjourn before the national
political conventions and cease its de
bates until next Autumn, a better
psychological situation will be produced.
The Legislature here Is to be called
together next Monday for what may
be a record tn special sessions. An
amendment to the banking laws, per
mitting loans to be made on the assets
of clostd banks, has been found neces
sary to obtain the co-operation of the
Reconstruction Finance Corporation
Gov. White thinks It will take only 21
hours. The last time the Legislature
met it wak here only three days. II
there were similar promptness and
expedition on the part of Congress as
there Is on the part of some of these
State Legislatures, many business mer
who blame Congress for moat of theli
ilk would be correspondingly happy.
COURT ASSIGNMENTS
DISTRICT SUPREME COURT.
Assignment for tomorrow:
Law Cases.
27—Ecker vs. United States: attor
neys, W. E. Miller—Leo A. Rover, J.
W. Wood.
813— Denny vs. Quinter; attorneys,
H. S. Whitman—G. B. Craighill.
608—Goldman vs. Semmes Motor
Co. et al.; attorneys, A. L. Newmyer—
S. M. Hawken.
814— Marsteller vs. Kann Sons &
Co. et al.; attorneys, J. B. Adams, F.
Wood. C. Mackey—Brandenburg &
Brandenburg, Denit.
75754—Ferreyro6 vs. Fox Theater Co.;
attorneys, Douglas. Obear & Douglas,
Morgan—Brandenburg. Denit.
809—Shipman vs. Brown; attorneys,
A. A. O'Donnell, A. L. Newmyer—
rvoemgsDerger.
810—Connor vs. Brown; attorneys, I
A. A. O’Donnell, A. L. Newmjfer— j
Koenl berger.
801—Linthicum vs. Larimer: attor-!
neys, L. J. Cange—Welch, Daily &
Welch.
686—Callas vs. Indep. Taxi Owners;
attorneys. J. U. Gardiner—A. D. Smith.
621—Wise vs. Emile; attorneys, R. B.
Dickey—W. E. Leahy.
694—Wlldman vs. Binger: attorneys,
W. G. Gardiner, G. A. Maddox—L. P.
Harlow.
816—Haneke vs. American Automo
bile Association; attorneys, M. W. King
—C. C. Collins, A. E. Brault.
818— Cullember vs Wardman et al:
attorneys, J. P Bramhall, J. E. McCabe
—D. T. Wright, P. Ershler.
819— Cannady vs. D’Adamo; attor
neys. C. Mackey, A. Mackey—T. M.
Wampler, J. C. Turco.
821—Warring vs. Providence Wash
ington Insurance Co.; attorneys, J. H. j
Burnett—Clephane & Latimer, Hall.
830—Dickerson, administrator, vs. I
Howard; attorneys, J. T. Crouch—B. L.
Gaskins.
832— Price Co., Inc. vs. Loehler Con
, struction Co.. Inc.; attorneys, Rhodes Sc
Rhodes—A. Cerceo.
833— Jueneman vs. Bargagni; attor
neys. James J. Reilly—J. L. Krupsaw.
837—Weigle vs. Lee Highway Associa
tion; attorneys, J. A. Chumbley—C. B.
Ahalt, T. Mayre.
840— Moll vs. Morgan: attorneys, G.
L. Munter—C. B. Bauman, H. A.
Schweinhaut.
841— Tuefel vs. Legg; attorneys, Mel
vin Walker—A. D. Smith.
Equity Cases.
195—Taishoff vs. Taishoff; attorneys,
j J. L. Pugh—W. A. Coombe.
| 280—Beausoleil vs. Beausolell; attor
i neys, C. McCloskey—R. A. Cusick.
63831—Deland vs. Federal American
National Bank & Trust Co.; attorneys,
Rhodes & Rhodes—Tobrlner & Graham.
372—Maccar Corporation vs. Vir
ginia Milk Transportation Co.; attor
neys, R. D. Daniels—William B. Wright.
53688—Diane vs. Diane; attorneys. J.
T. Crouch—G. D. Horning.
Dist. 1957—United States vs. John C.
Seager, jr.; attorneys, Leo A. Rover,
William Gallagher—P. P.
345—Burroughs vs. Burroughs; at
torneys, R. Neudecker—W. P/Plumley.
53088—Foley vs. Foley; attorneys, H.
M. Goldstein—W. A. Coombe.
301—Burnham vs. Burnham; attor
neys. R. E. Wellford—G. W. Smith.
228—Fabrlzio vs. Dr. A. Henry et al.; j
attorneys, James Toomey—J. L. Krup
| saw.
413— Lueck vs. Miller-Lacey Co , Inc.; ;
attorneys, A. G. Lambert, G. L. Hart.
| jr.—C. E. Quinn.
414— Grover vs. Grover et al.; attor
neys. C. P. Grant—A. W. Jacobson, C.
; Brown.
416—Schwartz vs. Schwartz; attor
neys. Freedman. Krupsaw, Hawken—R.
Neudecker, J. M. Boardman.
Criminal Division 1—Justice Proctor.
Assignment for tomorrow at 10 a.m.:
Lunacy hearings.
Arraignments at 1:30 p m :
United States vs. Daniel J. Stotts and
Charles L. Proctor.
United States vs. Fred James Poston.
United States vs. James R. Toliver.
United States vs. Ray Ware.
United States vs. Leroy Warren.
United States vs. Thomas Capers.
United States vs. Nathaniel Jackson
United States vs. James Grimes and
Gladstone Nesbit.
United States vs. Rubin Hughes,
Charles Hughes, Leroy Samuels and
William I. Faulkner.
United States vs. James Haynes.
United States vs. Patrick Henry New
some.
United States vs. Harry B. Lewis and
John William Trevathan.
United States vs. John R. Hill and
George F. Wormley.
United States vs. Stewart P. Shelton.
United States vs. Leonard Ferguson.
United States vs. Ernest Veney.
United States vs. Robert Lewis.
United States vs. William H. Norwood.
United States vs. Benjamin Coleman.
United States vs. Robert Jasper.
United States vs. James Winfield.
United States vs. Roland G. Ferguson.
United States vs. Howard Schlosser.
United States vs. George MacScullen.
United States vs. William H. Curry.
United States vs. Samuel L. Starks.
United States vs. Lettle King Hick
man.
United States vs. Ryland Duprey.
United States vs. Gaston B Means.
United States vs. Louis Dorfman.
Sentences.
United States vs. Thomas A. Epps and
' Wilburt B. Howell.
United States vs. Joseph Reid and
Harry A. West.
United States vs. Walter Scheffler.
United States vs. William J. Green.
United States vs. Leroy Harrison and
Otto Adams.
United States vs. Roland Long and
George Anderson.
United States vs. Stephen 8wift.
United States vs. Benito Castillo and
James J. Mangan.
Criminal Division t—Justice Letts.
Assignment for tomorrow:
Trials at 10 am.
Sentences for 1:30 p.m.:
United States vs. Frederick Sp&saro.
United States vs. Marcellus Brown.
United States vs Edvard Buchanan.
MOTION TO UNSEAT
ERUENING IS LOST
German Chancellor’s Foes
Defeated, 287 to 257,
After Uproar.
By the Associated Press.
BERLIN, May 12.—A motion of no
confidence against Chancellor Heinrich
Bruenlng and his cabinet was defeated
in the Reichstag this afternoon by a
vote of 287 to 257.
This was the first of a series ex
pected from the opposition, especially
from the National Socialists. The vote
bore out predictions that the govern
ment would be strong enough to de
feat them all.
Session in Turmoil.
The session roared in turmoil again
today, for the second time in the four
days it has been sitting, just as the
vote was coming up.
The speaker, Paul Loebe, announced
that a Social Democrat journalist had
been pummeled in the Reichstag lobby.
He said he had directed the criminal
police to find out the name of the as
sailant, irrespective of whether he was
a member of the Reichstag or not.
This raised a bedlam among the Na
tional Socialists and it was countered
by a similar turmoil among the So
cialists, so that President Loebe had to
suspend the meeting for half an hour.
An unprecedented situation developed
when four National Socialist members
refused to leave the hall after the
speaker had ordered them suspended
for 30 days and the session was ad
journed indefinitely without even hav
ing completed the brief schedule laid
out.
The National Socialist members were
so surprised that they forgot to shout.
Instead, they gathered in the halls out
side. talking excitedly, but apparently
unable to agree upon what they ought
to do about It.
Call Expected June G.
It was expected that there would not
be another Reischstag session before
June 6.
Loebe ordered the suspension of the
four Nazis after a hurried investigation
had established that they had par
ticipated in mauling the newspaper
man.
Thirty uniformed policemen, headed
by Isidor Weiss, the assistant chief, ap
peared. A storm of boos came from
the Nazis.
The policemen seized the four mem
bers who has assaulted the newspaper
man and were about to hustle them out
when a number of others gathered about
and assured the chief that the men
would appear in court when they were
wanted. The police withdrew.
Earlier in the morning the Reichstag
passed a law empowering the govern
ment to float an internal loan for cre
ating employment. No amount for the
loan was set.
United States vs. Aubrey C. Cross.
United States vs. James Morris.
United States vs. Albert Lawrence
Ogden.
United States vs. William Tasker
Robinson.
United States vs. Arlie E. Walker.
United States vs. John E. Williams.
United States vs. Samuel H. Prater.
United States vs. William Tucker
Jordan.
United States vs. Walter Jordon and
James F. Donovan.
United States vs. Glen Settles.
United States vs. Santo Zumbo and
Samuel Joseph Bond.
Arraignment:
United States vs. Frank G. Raichie.
Motions:
United States vs. John Kendrick and
Harry Yudelevit.
United States vs. Elmo James Johnson.
United States vs. Taylor Guinn.
Objects to Provision of Glass
Bill Which Would Cut
Community Taxes.
By the Associated Press.
Opening the fourth day of debate on
the Glass bank reform bill. Senator
Blaine, Republican, of Wisconsin, to
day oppoaed its provision for state
wide branch banking.
He said It would involve a tax loss
to small local communities ranging
from $50,000 to $75,000 a year.
Wherever branches of national banks
are established in the place of State
banks, he said, the bill would deprive
the local communities of the revenue
that now comes from bank taxation.
Citing the laws of his State, he said
only the tangible property of the branch
bank could be taxed.
Holds System '‘Cruel.”
Blaine contended that branch bank
ing is a “cruel, heartless, indifferent”
system, and that if the Canadian sys
tem was successful because of having no
failures it also had extended practically
no credit.
Senator Glass denied, without spe
cifically mentioning them, the charges
yesterday by Senator Kean, Republican,
of New Jersey, that H. Parker Willis,
economist for the Glass subcommittee,
had sent abroad confidential informa
tion he had obtained from the office of
the controller of the currency.
Glass said his committee had re
ceived no information from the con
troller’s office outside of that given in
public hearings.
Senator Kean maintained that Willis
had cabled articles to French news
papers containing confidential informa
tion available only from the office of
the controller of the currency. This
was available to no other Senators ex
cept Glass.
The effect of the dispatches. Kean
said, was withdrawal of more than
$350,000,000 in gold between December
and April, involving a shrinkage of 10
times that much in open market credit.
To link this charge to the bill under
consideration, which he opposes, Kean
said he believed Willis influenced the
j writing of the Glass measure.
Willis Denies Charge.
Willis. In New York, said there was
no word of truth in Kean's charge.
Besides this side issue, Glass had
brought down about himself a whole
storm of statements, denials, charges
of lying, through earlier references to
the “suppression" of a vital opinion
holding bank affiliates illegal and by
the statement that a member of Con
gress once was “bought" to oppose a
bank regulatory bill.
The Department of Justice issued a
statement saying there was nothing in
its flies "to warrant or support” Glass'
charge that an opinion prepared by
Frederick W. Lehman, solicitor general
under President Taft, had been sup
pressed It said the document, strong
ly questioning the legality of banking
affiliates, was an 1 nterdepartmental
communication, never Intended for
publication. Glass later Insisted the
opinion had been "suppressed.”
Palmer Deniee Inferences.
A. Mitchell Palmer, Attorney General
under President Wilson, issued a state
ment denying inferences that he had
! suppressed the opinion. He said it had
apparently been taken out of the de
partment files before he took office and
that all he ever saw of It was a photo
graphic copy, unsigned. .
Glass' charge of banking interest?
buying Congressmen was seized upon
by Representative Britten with the as
sertion yesterday that it was a “das
tardly lie.” He added:
“This Impugns the honesty and pur
pose of every member of this House.”
He said he didn't believe Glass had
“lied” deliberately and noted that Glass
limit id the accusation to one House
member.
ARTICLES IN FRENCH PAPER.
"Willi*” Stories Appear in Morning
Financial Journal.
PARIS, May 12 OP). — Agence
Bconomique et Financiere, a morning
financial newspaper, has been carrying
regularly in its columns articles signed
“Willis.”
These articles have dealt with Amer
ican financial and economic subjects.
-•
PENNSY CUTS PLEA
FOR ELECTRIC LOAN
Asks $27,500,000 Instead of $55,
000,000 for Washington
Line.
The Pennsylvania Railroad today
filed a supplemental application, reduc
ing from *55,000,000 to *27,500,000 its
application for authorisation by the
Interstate Commerce Commission of a
loan from the Reconstruction Finance
Corporation.
The change was made, the applica
tion said, at the request of the corpora
tion and because of changed conditions.
It said the corporation is willing to pro
vide $27,500,000.
The Pennsylvania in its original ap
plication said construction and improve
ment work, consisting largely of work
of electrifying the line between Wash
ington and New York, would cost $68,
000,000 during 1932. The Pennsylvania
planner to secure *13,000,000 through
normal investment channels.
Under the new plan they would se
cure *40,500,000 through normal chan
nels, the Government agency loaning
them the remainder.
The loan would not be made until
October 1.
Making the Basement Habitable
“The basement is the most useful place in
our house on warm, Summer days. We just
live there. It is so nice and cool.”
Many persons never think of using the
basement that way. They make it into a
catch-all and it becomes unattractive. There
are men eager to help you clean up your
basement and whitewash the walls and make
it really habitable.
Warm Summer days are not far off. When
they come your basement will be an impor
tant addition to your home if you have it
put in good condition. Yes, and you will
find it a good place for a play room on rainy
days for your children.
Why not give an unemployed man a
chance to do this job for you? It will help
him and help you at the same time,
Hoovers Attend Dedication
Upper; President and Mrs. Hoover listening to speakers at the dedication
today of the $5,000,000 memorial at Alexandria to George Washington thr
Mason. Left to right are Mr. Hoover. Mrs. Hoover, and Melvin M. Johnson, past
grand master of Massachusetts Masons. Lower; Air view of the memorial
showing a commanding position of the memorial as it stands on Shooters Hill,
overlooking the Potomac and the new Mount Vernon Highway.
—A. P. and Star Staff Photos.
MEANS ARRESTED
ON DRUNK AND
DISORDERLY CHARGE
(Continued From First Page.)
man came up to me and said be was
from the Washington Times. I asked to
see his credentials. He had no cre
dentials.
“I immediately turned to my wife,
grabbed him and held him for the
police, telling her to call the officers.
“I thought he was an undercover
agent. I was perfectly justified in hold
ing him. I didn’t know him.
“Then the officers came and arrested
both of us,” Means chuckled.
“When they locked me up I told my
wife to bring all the political pressure
to bear that she could to get me out.”
Somers charged that Means had
struck him in the chest during the
argument.
Means had spent the early part of
the day preparing to answer charges
of mulcting Mrs. Evelyn Walsh McLean
of $104,000.
Determined to fight with characteris
tic vigor the Government's allegations
that his claims of contact with the kid
napers of the Lindbergh child were
"pure fabrication,” the voluble and ex
plosive “Intermediary” indicated he
would issue a detailed statement prov
ing his claims.
Denies Paying “No. U.»
At the same time Means denied ever
having said ne has turned the McLean
money over to “No. 11,” a mysterious
stranger who is supposed to have repre
sented himself by a secret code as an
agent of Mrs. McLean.
The United States Bureau of Investi
gation is said to have in its possession
a statement by Means asserting that a
stranger got the money from him In
Alexandria by whispering the magic
number “11,” assigned to Mrs. McLean
in the negotiations. Means also was
quoted to this effect by reporter* who
visited him at the jail.
Means Is ready to plead not guilty
before Justice James M. Proctor when
he is arraigned at 1:30 o’clock tomor
row afternoon in Criminal Division 1
of the District Supreme Court. He is
at liberty under $50,000 bond, arranged
yesterday afternoon.
Offers to Bare Details.
Means said, “If a certain man will
do his part,” he (Means) will issue
a statement this afternoon covering in
chronological detail his connection
with the Lindbergh case.
He was going downtown this morn
ing for a conference. He said that the
statement would cover facts occurring
before the Lindbergh kidnaping.
Means insisted that certain ques
tions be put to him in writing by the
reporter, and in response to a query
as to whether a report in a morning
paper quoting him as denying he ever
said he turned the $100,000 over to
“No. 11," he said: “ deny that I ever
said that I turned $100,000 belonging
to Mrs. McLean over to anybody, desig
nating himself as ‘No. 11’ or other
wise. I have more caution in financial
matters than her (Mrs. McLean’s) at
torneys. The only person I recognize
among all her attorneys as a man of
any brains is Frank Hogan. I look
upon the rest of them in contempt.”
In respone to another question as to
the report quoting him as denying that
he knew anything about an alleged
payment to him by Mrs. Finley J
Shepard of New York to protect her
daughter from alleged Communists, he
said:
“I never took a penny from Mrs.
Shepard. I knew nothing about Com
munists threatening Mrs. Shepard or
her daughter. Rover is a liar by In
tuition."
He said, however, he knew Mrs.
Shepard.
In conversation regarding the Mc
Lean case, Means said "there are two
other suits involved in this case that
have never been mentioned.”
Means is bitterly critical of the De
partment of Justice far ransacking his
house. He displayed & safe which
agents had broken open and declared
that had they come down to Jail he
would have riven them the combina
tion or would have opened the Bafe
himself. He also assailed their actions
In tearing up. he said, the interior ol
a workshop in the rear of his home
The shop, he said, is used by his young
son.
Storms Through House.
He insisted he is going to have Mrs
McLean’s home searched, but would
not say why or how.
He stormed through the house and
wanted to know if the Department ol
Justice is “a collection agency.”
While he was talking about the
Shepard case, he referred to his ac
tivities against the Communists and
said he had accomplished more than
the Canadian government had been
able to do In six years. He refused to
amplify this statement, nor would he
say by whom he had been employed,
He declared, however, he had been con
verted to the Communijttc point ol
view as a result of his Investigations
of their operations.
Means was released from the District
Jail yesterday afternoon, ending a two
day argument between united States
Attorney Rover and Defense Counsel J
William Tomlinson over amount and
character of the bond.
Justice Proctor cut the bond in hall
after hearing contentions of both sides
Rover had held out for $100,000 bond
secured by four bondsmen, and Tomlin
son asked for a reduction to $25,000,
and offered the Public Indemnity Co
of Newark, N. J.. as surety.
The court upheld Rober's objection
to the bonding company and finally
accepted Milton S. Kroftheim and Isaac
B. Jones as bondsmen, each responsible
for the full amount of the bond oi
$50,000.
Means was met at the jail by his
wife, who arrived in a limousine driven
by a chauffeur. He was brought in this
car to the court house in custody ol
Deputy Marshal John J. Clarkson. The
formality of freeing Means took but i
few minutes in the elerk's office, aftei
which Means went to the office of Mr
Kronhelm.
Asked by reporters That he was go
ing to do now. Means replied "I’m go
ing home.” He refused to answer any
other questions at that time, but read
ily consented to pose for photographers.
POSTAL CUT FEARED
BUSINESS INJURY
President of Clerk*’ Allocation
Deplore* Government “Example”
in Public Statement.
Flat reduction of 10 per cent in ap
propriations for the Post Office De
partment will result in a crippled serv
ice, which will greatly hamper the res
toration and maintenance of busines
prosperity in the United States, Thomas
S. Dolan, president of the United Na
onal Association of Post Office Clerks
declared in a statement made public
today.
“There is,” Mr. Dolan said, “no evi
dent regard for resultant Increased un
employment. depleted incomes, broker
faith or the inevitable contributions t<
the mounting tide of unrest and dis
trust. The example of the Government
which would be conceded by the massei
as a virtual admission of despair anc
defeat, would be fully utilised as th«
hollow pretext for further dismissals
curtailments and wage slashing in pri
vate industry."
The Government has “an honorable
and binding obligation" to keep faith
with its employes, Dolan continued
Such employes. Be pointed out, are en
couraged to enter the public aervlce anf
to become efficient, “With the assured
expectation of advancement in some
I measure commensurate with the im
portance of their duties and till con
stancy of their Application.'*
DOUMER FUNERAL
VIEWED BY MILLION
Body Taken to Pantheon
After Cathedral Rites—Tar
dieu Delivers Oration.
Br the Associated Prese.
PARIS. May 12.—France bowed In
sorrow today and paid a last tribute
at the funeral of Paul Downer, the
venerable, white-bearded President ahe
liked to call “father.” M. Doumer was
slain last week by an assassin's bullet
Parisians jammed the streets and stood
in solemn silence as the funeral pro
cession filed by on its way to the Cathe
dral of Notre Dame. It was such a
funeral as Paris had not seen since
"Papa" Joffre. hero of the Marne, was
buried in January, 1931.
A king and four princes of the royal
blood trudged behind the rumbling ar
tillery caissons all the way from the
Elyiee Palace, a march of an hour and
a half in the warm, damp morning.
At the cathedral the requiem mass
was celebrated by Cardinal Verdier.
Archbishop of Paris, who wore a black
and silver chasuble over his flaming red
cassock. The nuncio of Pope Pius XI,
Monsignor Magllone. presided over the
ceremony from the archieplscopal
throne.
Well over 1.000,000 people thronged
the streets and squares to watch the
procession. After the services at the
cathedral the cortege continued the
march to the Pantheon.
Oration by Tardien.
At the Pantheon, on the very "Moun
tain of Salnte Genevieve.” in the
shadow of the edifice in which repose
the nation's illustrious dead, Premier
Tardieu, in a moving oration, described
the dead President as "the supreme
type of democrat,” while the army, in
which M. Doumer's four sons gave up
their lives during the World War,
marched past with flags dipped at
salute. The Premier reviewed the late
President's three-quarters of a century
of toil.
Twenty persons fainted and three or
four women became hysterical as a re
sult of the crowd trying to break
through the police cordon in the Rue
Soufflot, on the way to the Pantheon.
Notre Dame Bells Toll.
The bells of Notre Dame began toll
ing as the caisson, drawn by six black
stallions, came into view.
Before it marched three hospital
nurses and on either side were the pall
bearers.
They were: Prof. Charlety, rector of
the University of Paris; Roland Dor
geles, war-time novelist; Dr. Jullien, a
personal friend of the late President;
Paul Brousmich, president of the Na
tional Union of War Veterans; former
Minister Albert Sarraut, who suc
ceeded M. Doumer as governor of Indo
china; Admiral Durand-Vlel, chief of
the naval general staff, and Franchet
D'Esperey, marshal of Prance.
The family, with the exception of
Mme. Doumer, followed on foot behind
the hearse. Then came officials of the
late President’s military and civil house
holds, the officers with their swords
wrapped in crepe.
Albert Lebrun, President Doumer’s
successor In office, followed next alone
and bareheaded, wearing the broad red
cordon of the Legion of Honor.
Then came tall, gaunt Albert, King
of the Belgians, in khaki, with a mourn
ing band on his arm. He was followed
by four princes—the Prince of Wales
in a long, gray Guardsman’s overcoat;
the Duke of Aosta of Italy in a bright
blue aviation uniform surmounted by a
wide purple sash, with the collar of the
annunciata. at his throat; Prince Paul
of Jugoslavia and the young Emperor
of Annam.
enormous noats were piled high
with wreaths from sovereigns and chiefs
of state. One was bound in the monarch
ist colors of old Spain and bore the
Inscription of former King Alfonso XIII
and former Queen Victoria. Premier
Tardieu marched alone In evening dress
and a top hat. He was followed by the
members of the cabinet.
Then came Marshal Lyaute In full
uniform, carrying a marshal’s baton;
the patriarch of the Syrian Church,
the justices of the Court of Cassation
and Oen. Maxine Weygand.
Also In the procession were the
members of the diplomatic corps, with
Ambassador Walter E. Edge of the
United States and Ambassador Dr.
Leopold von Hoesch of Germany, spe
cial envoy of President Paul von Hln
denburg. in evening dress, and the
others In diplomatic uniforms; several
members of the French Academy In
green uniforms, three-cornered hate
with plumes and slender swords, and
the members of the Senate and Cham
ber of Deputies.
SEES GREATER DISTRESS
LONDON. May 12 (IP).—Lord D’Aber
non, who was the head of the British
trade mission to Argentina last year,
told the Anglo-German Club today
that only joint International action
could prevent even graver economic
disasters to the world.
"Unless some measure of agreement Is
reached by the great commercial na
tions,” he said, “and unless that agree
ment leads to stabilization of the price
level of primary commodities. I see for
the economic world nothing but
disaster.”
PIMLICO ENTRIES
FOR TOMORROW.
FIRST RACE—Purs*. 32,000. the Lord Bal
timore Steeplechase: claiming: handicap; 4
year-olds and upward; 2 miles.
My Care . 142 Moonstruck . 149
Proof Positive . 130 Autumn Bells ... 141
b Drggn de V’rtu 143 a Eric the Red .. 131
Night Retreat... 140 Point Breeze ... 140
Drapeau . 145 Olaneur . Ill
Willlngdon . 145 a Kahler . 130
Bo Ballot . 138 b Muskogee .152
Rienzl . 132 b Blue Banner .. 134
Blanton . 132
a w. H Decourcy Wrlght-L. H Drennan
entry, b Mfs. John Bosley. Jr -John Bosley,
jr.. entry.
SECOND RACE—Purse. 31.300: the Pros
pect. maiden 2-year-olds: 4 furlongs
Mynah . 112 Coiigny . 115
Gals Time . 112 Scotch E'ossom . 112
Polly F ... 112 Also eligible—
Drombo . 113 Spot Pot . 112
The Black . 112 Cutle Face . Ill
Little Possum ... 115 Axentea . 115
Washout . 112 Grass Broom ... 115
Mary's May . 112 Arrowswlft . .. 115
Bohemian Grove. 112 Mobile . 115
High Mist . 112
THIRD RAC*—Purse. 11.300; »-year-olds;
claiming; 4Vb furlongs.
a Dr. Tates . 10« Lone Hand . 106
Bobby F. 112 Silly Sis . 115
Conferee . 10S Also eligible—
b Illusive . 108 Nutting . 103
North Shadow... 103 Keaton . 100
Performance .... 113 Bora . 102
Gallic . 106 ‘Stroll Along ... 116
a Aleeta . 113 ‘Laknlte . 106
Dandelion . 103 Marion T. 103
b Apprehensive .. 105
a A. M. Chichester, jr.-William Garth en
try. b Miss Mary Cormng-Mrs. P. Ambrose
Clark entry.
Fourth RACE—Purse. 51 300; 3-year-olds
and upward: claiming; l,1. miles.
•Gen. Leieune .. 105 ‘Mullah . 114
Lady General . 105 Qloria Mans ... 108
Skirt . 114 ’Tarnish 109
StTOhgheart — 119 Star Lassie .... 114
Dunfern . 119 Also eligible—
‘Faylln . 113 ‘Make Haste .... 114
Syriac 122 ‘Reform 114
•Squeeze Play ... 114 Ben Barton . 110
FIFTH RACE—The Pimlico Spring Handi
cap; 33.000 added; t-rear-olds and upward;
1?. mites.
Barcelona Pete.. 108 Portam. 104
Sun Meadow .... lit Tred Avon . Ill
Aegis . Ill
SIXTH RACE—Purse. SI.MO: 3-ygar-olds
and upward; claiming; 1miles.
Bldeawee . 109 TlnitaTT. 114
Double 0. 118 ‘lsoatasy . m
SEr..:::::::: Hi ill
•WoU Run .114 Also eligible—
•Hatterss .108 ’Pollnos . 114
Genial Host 119 •Petahit . 109
•Fourth Ward 114 ‘Eager Play ... 117
SEVENTH RACE—Purse. I1.J00: the North
Point: t-year-olds and upward; elsifidlli: 1
mile and 70 yards
•OarUc . 120 •William T. 1*0
My Fergus 112 ’BOh McFarland, llo
Blue Dgmrel - l|7 Happen . IJO
Stepping Sister .. MS •Major General . llo
•Chosen Pal _ 110 ‘Pergid . 116
•Apprentice, allowance claimed.
Weather raining. track sloppy.

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