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■ “From Pres* to Home WEATHER. .. „ CO. I. Weather Bureau Forecast 1 sf ithin (III Hour m^oVc^d^P^b^show^^n & The Star’s carrier system covers afternoon. Temperatures—Highest 70, e7*Ty. e'*7. ^lock *n<|. ,^le. reKuI*r ec*'" 2:30 p.m. yesterday; lowest, 47, at 5 am. tton is delivered to Washington homes tMhf.. as fast as the papers are printed. Puli report on page 9. -- CWr M.^,,P.„.U.,dl5 Yeritrdiy’, CircaUtioq,^125,552 .. n V QO Ifil Bntered as second class matter ^ Means Associated Prese. TWO CENTS. £<iO. Oiiy-lvJA. post office, .Washington, D. C. _._ ■ - --- - ■■ ■■ FINANCIAL GIANTS' MOVE TO POT IDLE MONEY TO WORN Owen D. Young Heads Group Composed of Industrialists and Bankers. RECOVERY OF PRICES IS ONE OF OBJECTIVES Committee Formed to Make Fed eral Reserve’s Credit Expansion Policy Effective. 8y the Associated Press. NEW YORK, May 20.—A new move to put hundreds of millions of idle dol lars to work was started today by a powerful committee of bankers and in dustrialists under the chairmanship of Owen D. Yeung. The group was called together by George L. Harrison, gover nor of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, to make the Federal Reserve's policy of credit expansion effective and In answer to a demand in many quar ters for more drastic means of stimulat ing a recovery in prices. It was pointed out that in spite of the fact that the Federal Reserve system has purchased $725,000,000 of United States Government securities, releasing funds capable of supporting $7,250,000 000 of bank credit, the deflation of bank loans and Investments has been un checked Fear and uncertainty on the wart of banks and the investing public alike have prevented the reserve's policy from taking its full effect. Hope to Put Money to Work. By the formation of the new com mittee, financial authorities hope to find the means for bringing together the vast surplus of idle funds in the banks ana the many worthy projects in need of credit that exist throughout the country. Members of the group said after their organization meeting yesterday that nothing sufficiently definite had been arranged for them to be able to com ment upon their program. Financial leaders suggested, however, that one possible avenue of credit expansion lay In loans to building and loan societies bv the large commercial banks, answer ing a demand for credit for financing of small homes. . Another possibility suggested was the extension of credit to farm loan banks in order that these institutions might more freely grant accommodation to the agricultural districts. Committee Announced. The membership of the committee, as announced by Mr. Harrison, follows: Owen D. Young, chairman. General Electric Co., chairman; Mortimer N. Buckner, chairman, New York Trust Co Floyd L. Carlisle, chairman. Con solidated Gas Co.; Walter S. Gifford, president, American Telephone & Tele graph Co.; Charles S. Mitchell, chair man. National City Bank; WUllam C. Potter, president, Guaranty Trust Co.; Jackson E. Reynolds, president. First i National Bank; Alfred P. Sloan, jr„ president. General Motors Corporation; Walter C. Teagle, president, Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey; A. A. TUney, chairman, Bankers’ Trust Co.; Albert H. Wiggin. chairman of governing board, Chase National Bank; Clarence M Woolley, chairman. American Radia tor & Standard Sanitary Corporation Banking authorities say one of the chief difficulties in the way of rapid and successful operation of the Fed eral Reserve's credit expansion has been the concentration of funds hi New York, principally because bankers in other parts of the country are either unwilling or unable to make use of their funds. Concentrated In New York. As the Federal Reserve has purchased “Governments,” the funds put into the market have tended to concentrate in New York, even though much of the securities purchased by the board have been sold by banks in other parts of the country. Many interior banks wishing to dispose of .some of their “Governments” will sell them through New' York, it w'as said, and then leave the funds on deposit rather than recall thIrT the face of this piling up of idle monev here. New York bankers have had great difficulty in finding employ ment for money. It was suggested that the new Finan cial Committee, providing leadership of the strongest character, will be able to devise some means tew make this huge surplus available where it is most needed by recommending to banks worthy outlets for the money, by sup plying the leadership needed to oppose (Continued on Page 13, Column 3 ) SENATOR’S MOTHER DIES Mrs Elizabeth E. Byrnes, mother of Senator James F Byrnes of South Carolina, died early today at her apart ment in the Shoreham Hotel. She w'as 73 years old. In addition to her son, Senator Byrnes, she is survived by one daugh ter, Mrs. Lencre B. Fuller, whose home also is at the She,reham Hotel. Funeral services and burial will take place here tomorrow afternoon. Summer Styles Styles for men’s clothing this Summer are designed to make every Summer day a comfortable one. Heat-resisting fabrics are used in the smartest suits, while complete mesh accessories are the latest vogue. The best offerings of Washing ton merchants are in the adver tising columns of The Star. Yesterday's Advertising iLocal Display) Lines. The Evening Star 53,843 2d Newspaper N . . . . 15,696 3d Newspaper . 8,425 4th Newspaper ... 5,216 5th Newspaper 3,839 Total ... 33,176 The Star carries this great vol ume of advertising because the merchants appreciate that their announcements in The Star reach practically the entire community —in both the city and suburbs. COMMON SENSE OF U. S. SEEN BRINGING RECOVERY Social Readjustment Declared Meeting Present Problems Through American Ability to Meet Any Emergency. BY DAVID LAWRENCE. America is undergoing a social read- j justment, with changes as profound and fundamental as in any period in the history of the Republic. The average American, waiting fever ishly hitherto for a climax, has just begun to realize that the process of change in the United States has been under way for some time and that American adaptation to change will be gradual rather than sudden. Reflections such as these impressed themselves on this correspondent dur ing a two-week journey through several States, visiting agricultural, as well as Industrial, localities. Talks with busi ness men. professional men. leaders of civic thought, industrial executives, left these common denominators: First, the theory that “prosperity" is “just around the comer" has been dissipated, and there is a readiness to accept the readjustment as something likely to consume three to five years, with the acute stages probably passing in 1932. Second, a deep conviction that Amen can common sense and versatility will prevent any catastrophic climax and will permit’ a mobilization of credits and resources to meet any emergency that may threaten. Third, there is little sympathy with currency tinkering or gold standard abandonment, though everywhere thoughful men congregate they look askance at the economic paradox pre sented by a huge class of debtors who cannot repay 1929 debts in 1932 dollars. Fourth, whereas a few months ago everybody had his pet remedy to end the depression, the overwhelming na ture of the upheaval has begun to sink in. and while there is a tendency in some quarters to look for an early equilibrium between buyer and seller, the majority of business men who have cut overhead and other costs are merely marking time, waiting for the basic in dustries to discover a solution and then pass on to the processors and distrib utors the business that is expected to j flow from the lightest revival. Fifth, discussions of the five-day \ week, fewer hours of labor and produc- i ) tion problems generally are accepted as largely academic at present, when in so (Continued on Page 2, Column-^.) r OF LOBBY Proposal Stirs Debate on Import Levies in Billion Revenue Bill. By the Associated Press. A demand for a congressional Inves tigation of lobbyists was laid before the Senate today by Senator Wheeler. , Democrat, of Montana, in the midst of debate on the tax bill. Wheeler coupled with his demand a resolution to au thorize the inquiry. Opponents of some of the import ; levies in the revenue bill have charge* lobbyists’ influence put them there. Meanwhile, as the wordy tariff dis pute held the tax bill motionless in the Senate, President Hoover emphasized to congressional leaders that he ex pected Congress to consider no adjourn ment plans until the revenue bill is passed. New Tariff Threat. Opponents of the import taxes had renewed their assault at today’s ses sion, with a new threat for general ( tariff revision, involving months of' work, if the oil, coal, copper and lum- j her import taxes are kept in the bill. Tariff proponents. Democrats and Republicans, accepted the defi and waited for a chance to vote, confident, of a margin of one or two in their favor. Wheeler, in a brief statement ex- ’ plaining the resolution he was intro ducing, referred to “the recent charge of the President that lobbyists are haunting the halls of Congress." This assertion, he said, and state ments by Senator Reed. Republican, of Pennsylvania and others, that lob byists were throwing all their pressure on members of Congress, warranted looking into. “I therefore offer this resolution to investigate these charges of lobbyists," he concluded. An extensive investigation of lobbyists was made by a Senate committee in 1929-30 which continued about ten months. Probe Would Be Extensive. The Wheeler resolution requested that the Judiciary Committee "investigate the activities of lobbying associations and lobbyists and into the charges made by the President of the United States and by various members of Con gress to the effect that a swarm of lobbyists are haunting the halls of Con gress._causing delays and seeking selfish (Continued on Page 2. Column 1.) YANKEES LEADING NATS, 5-2, IN THIRD Find Weaver to Overcome Lead Gained by Griffs in First Half of Frame, • | BY JOHN B. KELLER. NEW YORK, May 20—The New York Yankees were leading the Na- i tionals here today in the third game of a five-game series in the third inning. The score was 5 to 2. FIRST INNING. WASHINGTON — Myer popped to Lary. Manush was hit by a pitched ball. West sacrificed. Crosetti to Gehrig Cronin grounded to Lary No runs. NEW YORK—Combs walkeed. Cro nin let Lary's grounder get by for an error, Combs taking third. Ruth flied desp to West and Combs scored.while Lary took second after catch. Weaver tossed out Gehrig, Lary going to third. Cronin threw out Chapman. One run. SECOND INNING. WASHINGTON—Lazzeri threw out Reynolds. Judge lined to Crosetti. Bluege walked Berg sent a long fly to Chapman No runs. NEW YORK—Myer threw out Dickey. Lazzeri tripled to right center. Cros setti walked. Gomez rolled into a dou ble play, Cronin to Myer to Judge. No runs. THIRD INNING. WASHINGTON—Weaver bounced a single off Gomez's glove. Myer forced Weaver, Gehrig to Lary. Manush dou bled to left, scoring Myer with the tying run. West singled to right, scoring Manush. West took second on the throw to the plate. Cronin took a third strike. Reynolds flied to Ruth. Two runs. NEW YORK—Combs singled to cen ter. Lary walked. Ruth singled to right, scoring Combs and sending Lary to third. Myer went into short right for Gehrig’s high one. Chapman sin gled to right, scoring Lary. and sending Ruth to third. Dickey forced Chapman, Myer to Cronin. Ruth scoring. Dickey took second on a balk. Lazzeri smgled to right, scoring Dickey. Lazzeri was caught stealing, Berg to Cronin. Pour runs. Ik GARNER STRIKES AT FINANCE GODY _ Speaker Says R. F. C. Aids Railroads, but Fails to Help Middle Class. By the Associated Press. Restrictions on the Reconstruction j Finance Corporation that prevent the J board from helping what he termed the ] "great middle class of producers in the I country" were criticized today by j Speaker Gamer in discussing his relief ; program with newspaper men. The Texas Democrat said the board j had helped the big railroads and other 1 interests to meet current bills and to j pay off debts, but that it had done noth- i ing to increase employment. It also, he said, advanced money to | tenant farmers, whom he described as the "poorest producers,” but “it has done nothing to help the great middle class of producers, which are the most j substantial and who constitute the 1 backbone of American enterprise." . i Takes Active Charge. “What my program is designed to do is to furnish employment and to aid the middle class producer." The Texas Democrat took active charge of formulating the legislation to carry out the program he announced yesterday. He said the legislative draft ing service was at work on the details, but declined to say whether it would be in one or three blils. Indications are that it will be incorporated into one measure and handled by the House Ways and Means Committee. "The reaction from both Democrats and Republicans to the program has been gratifying.” Garner said. “More than 25 Republicans have come to my office to express their approval. Of course, there are some differences of opinion as to details, but I have not heard an actual criticism against the policy." Colleagues of the Speaker believe he plans to expedite House action and lay the bill before the Senate in less than two weeks. Discuss Bond Issue. Before a House Ways and Means Sub- 1 committee, a $500,000,000 bond issue for financing rivers and harbors and flood control projects was advocated today. Chairman Mansfield of the Rivers and Harbors Committee, sponsor of the legislation, said his bill was Identi cal with a measure by Senator Ship stead. Farmer-Labor. Minnesota. Inclusion of flood control in the legislation was suggested by Chairman Wilson of the Flood-control Commit tee and accepted by Mansfield. Wins House Support. Buried under dissenting Ideas as to how far the Government should go, the relief proposition had been more or less stalled until Speaker Garner yes terday advanced a plan which won wide support in the House. A recommendation also was expected from the group of Senate Democrats | under Wagner of New York, who have ; been busy for a week trying to bridge j the gap between the Hoover-Robinson compromise plan and more extensive j unemployment aid ideas involving j bond issues which have been advo cated in the Senate. Favor* Hoover Plan. Representative Snell of New York, the Republican leader, said today that after a thorough study of the Garner relief plan he was convinced the sug gestions of President Hoover for aiding the States, counties and cities through the Reconstruction Finance Corpora tion was preferable to the proposed billion-dollar bond issue for a public building program. "Under the President’s plan," the i New Yorker said, "it will not be nec- | essary to increase the burden of taxa tion on the people at this time when • the budget is about to be balanced. Mr. Garner's billion-dollar bond issue would necessitate levying of additional taxes for the construction of non-reve | nue-producing buildings.” The President and the Democratic leader got together on a $1,300,000,000 I expansion of the Reconstruction Corpo : ration capital, with the billion for use in public and private construction of a self-supporting character and the re mainder available for loans to States. President’s Task Heavy. Garner called for $2,000,000,000 in crease in reconstruction funds and $100,000,000. appropriated without strings, for the use of the President in relieving sharp distress wherever it might exist. Besides this being a gift proposal, ; opposed by Mr. Hoover in principle, it appeared unlikely he would care to take on the task of apportioning the sum among clamoring States and cities. However. Representative Snell. Repub I lican leader, was favorable to the Gar i ner plan as a basis of getting some thing "worked out.” Bomb Brings Arrest. AUCKLAND, New Zealand, May 20 OP).-—A Russian seaman named George Sagrlf was arrested near Government House yesterday with a powerful bomb in his possession. Police said the mis sile could have blown up a large build ing. They found another in the sailor’s rooming house. HIGH TAX BURDEN HERE CITED IN PLEA FOR FISCAL EQUITY Citizens’ Committee Submits Petition for Fair Apportion ment of D. C. Costs. RETURN TO 60-40 BASIS URGED ON SENATE GROUP Memorial Parkway Law Is Dis cussed After Testimony of Col. Grant. Fortified with statistics showing that Washington, Instead of being under taxed, bears a relatively high tax bur den. the Citizens' Joint Committee on Fiscal Relations last night laid before the Senate subcommittee handling the District appropriation bill a plea for a fair apportionment between Uncle Sam and the jocal residents of the costs of running the National Capital. With its chairman, Edward F. Colla day, as spokesman, the Citizens' Joint Committee refuted the claims of the Mapes Committee of the House that Washington is lightly taxed. On the recommendation of the Mapes Commit tee, the House is seeking to slash the Federal share of the pending appropria tion bill from $9,500,000 to $6,500,000. Urges 60-40 Basis. The Citizens' Joint Committee, rep resenting virtually all organized groups of Washingtonians, presented to the Senate subcommittee its petition urging a return to the 60-40 basis of fiscal re lations called for by substantive law and appealing for a substantial increase in the Federal lump sum as long as the lump-sum policy is substituted for the fixed-proportion rule. Earlier in the day the testimony of Lieut. Col. U. S. Grant. 3d. director of public buildings and public parks, ask ing for elimination of a House provision which would prevent the Park and Planning Commission from going ahead with land purchases under the George Washington Memorial Parkway law until further oraers from Congress, led to a spirited discussion of the memorial parkway law. Chairman Bingham of the Senate subcommittee, referring to that part of the parkway law which requires the District to pay back all of the $16,000,- , 000 authorized to be advanced by the Federal Government for acquisitions within the District, declared that the House "showed no mercy toward the District taxpayer” in that legislation. Senator Bingham expressed the belief that this was done "to get even with the District on the specious plea that it was to give the Capital a great park system.” Sign Formal Petition. Mr. Colladay, who was given several hours for presentation of Washington’s plea for fiscal equity a* the night ses sion, was accompanied fcy members of the Joint Committee representing large groups of citizens. The formal petition of the Citizens’ Joint Committee was signed by the following, representing their respective organizations. Mr. Colladay. as chairman; Theodore W. Noyes, chairman of the Execu tive Committee; George W Offutt. president of the Board of Trade; Harry King, Chamber of Commerce; C. H. Pope, District of Colum bia Bankers’ Association; J. F. M. Bowie, Washington Real Estate Board; Percy Thompson. Rotary Club; Robert V. Fleming. Finance Committee of the Bankers' Association; Joshua Evans, jr.. Committee on District Fi nance of the Board of Trade; R. A. Dickson, Central Labor Union; Dr. George C. Havenner, president of Fed eration of Citizens' Associations; Mark Lansburgh, president of Merchants and Manufacturers’ Association; George P. Hoover, Bar Association; Evan H. Tucker Northeast Washington Citizens’ Association; Eugene R. Woodson, presi dent of the Kiwanis Club; L. A. Car ruthers, chairman of Fiscal Relations Committee of the Citizens' Federation; E. G. Bliss. Finance Committee of the Chamber of Commerce, and Mrs. Ruth S McKelway, president of Voteless D. C League of Women Voters. In explaining how the Mapes bill for the repeal of the 60-40 law and for in creased local taxes now pending before Senator Capper’s District Committee, could properly be discussed before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, i Mr. Colladay pointed to the House ac tion, through the D. C. appropriation bill, of reducing the lump sum from $9,500,000 to $6,500,000. and of the at tempt to justify the cut through slash ing local projects. Mr. Colladay told the Senators that in view of the demonstration by the Citizens' Joint Committey that1 Washington is not undertaxed, as com pared with other cities, there should be no increase in taxation in order to re duce the lump sum. Before launching into a detailed analysis of the statistical tables on tax rates here and elsewhere, Mr, Colladay stressed the fact that from 1929 to 1931 there was withdrawn from the taxable area of Washington property purchased by the Federal and District governments (Continued (Hi Page 2, Column 3.) MYSTERIOUS ELEMENT EVADES PURSUIT BY SCIENTISTS HERE Substance Sent Here by Finn, Blinded During Experi ments, Discloses No Trace of "Virginium.” BY THOMAS R. HENRY. The mysterious element "virginium" continues to elude its hunters. The conclusion of the saddest chap ter in the long quest for this supposedly radio-active elementary substance is I written in cryptic lines on a strip of photographic plate at the Bureau of 1 Standards. Dr. William F Meggers of the bureau staff announced yesterday that, using a method which would reveal one part in ten million of the elusive element, which may be closely akin to and even more remarkable than radium, he had been unable to find any trace of the material in the sample sent here for analysis by Prof. Gustave A Aartovaara of the University of Helsingfors. This sample was the most promising yet offered for detection of the element. The sad part of the story is that the Finnish scholar, who has spent prac tically a lifetime in the quest, lost his Vaint g f)J)EMOCRACK 'WONDERFUL* / i THAT DEMOCRATIC “UNIT” RULE. HUGE FOODS DEAL REVEALED IN PRODE Senators Told $23,500,000 Was Paid for $1,750,000 Investment. By the Associated Press. Walter E. Sachs, president of the Goldman Sachs Trading Corporation, detailed to the Senate Banking Com mittee today the payment of >23,500,000 in purchase of the General Foods Co., which had an investment of >1,750,000. Testifying in the stock market in quiry, he said that in 1929 his firm paid more than >12,000,000 and the Poatum Co. more than >10,000,00 because the General Poods Co. owned valuable patents for freezing perishable foods. Previously Goldman Sacha had paid >1,750,000 for 150.000 shares in the Postum Co.. Sachs said under ques tioning by William A. Oray, counsel for the inquiry. Details Deal. Gray went through a complicated de scription of the deal under which the Postum company, though it paid less, got 51 per cent of the stock in the ac quired company and Goldman-Sachs got 49 per cent. Sachs agreed that dividend prefer ences also were given to Postum and the 150,000 shares bought by Goldman Sachs were excluded from the pref- j erences. i The Postum stock was sold by Gold man-Sachs at a loss of $230,000, Gray said, and the remainder of this stock I was written off at $1 in 1930. Sachs said it was written off in the interests of conservatism, though it had potential value. At the outset of today's hearing on the inquiry, which already has unfolded a tale of stupendous profits by pool operations, it_was announced an order (Continued on Page 2, Column 7.) MORE TROOPS CALLED IN INDIA RIOTING 15 Additional Casualties in Hindu Moslem Disorders. Bringing Total to Over 100 Killed. By the Associated Press. BOMBAY. India. May 20 —Gov. Sykes today called out the 5th Bombay Field Brigade, the Royal Artillery Auxiliary Force and the Bombay Light Horse, which are made up of non-offlcial Eu- ■ ropeans. to supplement his majesty's j regular forces in dealing with the Hindu-Moslem riots. Although there was less rioting today and a measurable return of confidence, the governor thought it necessary to i call out the additional units as a pre cautionary measure. Fifteen deaths were added to the total of more than 100 killed thus far I in the rioting. Most of today's cas ualties were the result of stabbing affrays. The Hindus attempted to burn a Moslem mosque in the mill area early j in the day, but police prevented it and : arrested 40 Hindus. eyesight in a laboratory explosion while preparing a similar sample shortly after sending the material to Dr. Meggers. Because of this tragedy the Bureau of Standards physicists and spectroscop ists went to even more extreme lengths than might have been justified in an effort to find even the faintest sus picion of element 87 in the sample. It simply wasn't there. Dr. Meggers said. Before losing his eyesight Dr. Aarto vaara had the satisfaction of hearing from Dr. Fred Allison of the University of Alabama that, using the magneto optical method of analysis on a sample of the same material, he had been able to find the missing element. But Dr. Allison’s method was severely attacked at a meeting of the American Physical Society here last month, and a decided skepticism prevails over the authen ticity of his results. If "virginium” in anything like the minute quantities reported by Dr. Alli son had been present in the sample. Dr. Meggers holds, it certainly would (Continued on Page 2, Column I.) Dies Suddenly J . ADMIRAL W. S. BENSON. Chief of Naval Operations During World War Succumbs at Tracy Place Home. Admiral William S. Benson, chief of naval operations during the World War, died suddenly today at his home, 2420 Tracy place. Death was due to cerebral hemorrhage. Admiral Benson was 76 years old. He retired from active service on reaching the age of 64 on September 25, 1919. and in March. 1920. was made chair man of the Shipping Board. He neld this position until June 8. 1921, serving at the same time as president of the Emergency Fleet Corporation. Upon his retirement from both those positions he served as a Shipping Board commissioner until June 8. 1928. By an act of Congress, June 21, 1930. he held the rank of a full admiral on the Navy's retired list. He is survived by his widow and three children. Comdr. Howard H. J. Benson, now on duty at the Naval Academy; Lieut. Comdr. Francis W. Benson, gun nery officer aboard the U. S. S. Trenton, and Mrs. Mary A. Krafft, wife of a librarian at Annapolis. Was Georgia Native. Admiral Benson was born in Macon. Ga„ September 25, 1855. At 18 he was appointed to the Naval Academy, from which he was graduated in 1877. Ben son served as cadet midshipman until 1879. when he was made a full mid shipman, receiving his commission as ensign in 1881 after two years’ service on the U. S. S. Constitution. In 1907 and 1908 he was commandant of midshipmen at Annapolis; in 1913 he was appointed commandant of the Philadelphia Navy Yard and supervisor of the 3d. 4th and 5th naval districts, serving until his appointment as chief of operations in 1915. Admiral Benson went abroad In 1917 after America entered the war to co ordinate naval operations between our Navy and those of the allies, and co operated with them in the Joint naval policies which more than justified their adoption. Most of this duty was in London. He later was sent to Paris on similar duty, and became the American naval representative in the drawing up of the armistice terms. Chosen Naval Advisor. Then, when the American Peace Mis sion assembled in Paris, the admiral wa' chosen naval advisor and served his country in that quasi-diplomatlc post with the devotion and sound dis cretion which attended his whole career. He returned to this country late in 1919, to be retired in September when he reached the age of 64. Admiral Benson became the fourth chairman of the Shipping Board in March, 1920. Upon the expiration of his term. In June, 1921, he retired as chairman, but retained membership on the board as a commissioner. After his war service Congress con ferred upon him the Distinguished Service Medal, France decorated him with the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor and England honored him with the Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George. Radio Programs on Page D-4 AVIATRIX POISED ' FOR ATLANTIC HOP Mrs. Putnam Hopes to Get Away This Afternoon. Do-X at Holyrood. By the Associated Press. HARBOR GRACE. Newfoundland, May 20.—Hopeful of being the first woman to fly the Atlantic alone, Mrs. Amelia Earhart Putnam alighted here today, eager to be away on her trans ocean adventure. The woman flyer said she hoped to hop off this afternoon if the weather continued favorable. •‘I am confident of reaching my des tination and hope to get away before dark,” she said. Mrs. Putnam declined to reveal her destination, but she would not deny she hoped to get her red-and-gold monoplane down in Rome. Bernt Balchen, noted aviator-explor er. and Edd.e Gorski. a mechanic, ac companied Mrs. Putnam to this point. They took fne responsibility of giving the woman flyer's plane its final tun ing up. Mrs. Putnam and her companions ar rived here at 11:31 am. (E. S. T.), having flown from St. John, New Brunswick, in the record time of 4 hours and 10 minutes. Mrs. Putnam already has one trans Atlantic aerial crossing to her credit, having accompanied the late Wilmer Stultz and Louis Gordon several years ago. She arrived at St. John last night after a flight of three and a half hours from Teterboro Airport, at Hasbrouck Heights, N. J.. and left there for Harbor Grace at 7:02 am. (Eastern standard time) today, with Balchen at the con trols. Mrs. Putnam is the wife of George Palmer Putnam, publisher, who spon sored her flight four years ago, when she and her companions landed in Wales. DO-X LANDS AT HOLYROOD. Daylight Tomorrow Tentatively Chosen for Start of Ocean Flight. HOLYROOD, Newfoundland. May 20 (fP).—The giant airplane DO-X, en route to Europe, landed at Holyrood at 9:20 a.m. (Eastern standard time) after flying from Dildo, where it was forced to land yesterday. The huge German flying boat found the weather conditions perfect today on its 25-mile flight from Dildo. The progress of the great 12-motored craft over Newfoundland has created tremendous interest among the popu lation and crowds greeted its arrival as it alighted on the wa^er off this little port. Take* on Fuel and Supplies. The task of loading fuel and supplies was begun at once, in preparation for the next leg of the flight, the hop to Harbor Grace. Harbor Grace has been chosen as the point of departure for the DO-X on its long voyage over the ocean to the Azores. The take-off from Har bor Grace was tentatively set for day I light tomorrow. Before the DO-X could leave Dildo this morning, it was necesary to send 650 gallons of fuel from Holyrood to Dildo. where gasoline at first taken aboard proved unsuitable for the mo tors An attempted take-off with the fuel at first obtainable at Dildo ended in failure. The DO-X circled above the city be fore descending and then alighted gracefully in the harbor, taxiing, with only 1 of its 12 motors in action, to its supply base. Visitor* Dash for Liner. Members of the crew assigned to the task of preparing the flying boat for I its ocean trip immediately set to work ! amidst a swarm of visitors, who made a mad rush to the big airplane in motor launches. Capt. Frederick Christiansen told the (Continued on Page 2, Column 2.) | REVOLUTION THREATENS AS CUBANS CELEBRATE — Island Marks 30th Birthday of Freedom With Restraint—Consti tutional Rights Still Suspended. By the Associated Press. HAVANA. May 20—Threat of new revolution was in the air today as the Cuban Republic began a quiet celebra tion of its 30th birthday anniversary. Exactly three decades ago—May 20. 1902—the first American occupation, which followed the successful termina tion of the Island's long fight for freedom from Spain, ended, and Cuba embarked on her career as an inde pendent nation. Uttle festivity was planned to mark this Independence day. however. Constitutional guarantees are still in suspension. Martial law still prevails throughout the island. FURTHER MYSTERY ENTERS BABY CASE AS PEACOCK BALKS ‘Known Gangster’ and ‘King Kidnaping’ Become Involved in Lindbergh Probe. PREACHER TURNS DOWN OFFER OF HIS EXPENSES Dr. Condon Signs Waiver of Im munity as He Testifies Before Bronx Jury. By the Associated Press. HOPEWELL. N. J., May 20.—Balked in renewed efforts to Induce Rev. H. Dobson-Peacock to come here for ques tioning. police hunting the kidnaper murderers of the Lindbergh baby sought help today from two mysterious sources. One of these was a “known gang ster” who was understood to have said in Maryland before the body was found that the baby was dead. The other mysterious matter under investigation to determine if there was any connection with the Lindbergh case was “the recent attempted King kid naping," not more specifically described by police for fear of hindering the in vestigation. Condon Before Jury. While these investigations were go ing forward, Dr. John P. Condon, who as “Jafsie” paid a futile $50,000 ran som to supposed kidnapers of the Lind bergh baby, told Bronx County, New York, grand jury how he handed the money through a cemetery hedge in a suit case. John Hughes Curtis, confessed Nor folk hoaxer, remained in jail at Flem ington, N. J.. as relatives in Virginia prepared to obtain his release by rais ing the $10,000 bail in which he is held for grand jury action. Warden George Anderson of the Hunterdon County Jail at Plemington said today he is taking extra precau tions to see that Curtis may have no opportunity to try to commit suicide. Curtis' food is served in tin bowls and cups with rolled edges. He is given only a spoon—no knife or fork. “The prisoner is quiet and doesn’t seem to be much worried about his fate,” the warden said, “but because of the reports that he once tried to com mit suicide, we don't intend to give him that opportunity now.” Expects No Lawyer. Curtis is served the same fare as the other prisoners, and it is cooked by the warden’s wife. For lunch today there was chopped beef, with beans, potatoes, bread and coffee. Curtis told the warden today he would be very much surprised if any lawyer arrived to take charge of his defense. ”1 haven’t sent for any,” he said. Police let it be known that they were still very anxious to confront Curtis with Dean Dobson-Peacock, who was associated with him in negotiations for return of the baby, which Curtis admits were all faked. In his morning bulletin Col. H. Nor man Schwarzkopf said he would gladly pay the minister's traveling expenses, but the dean replied in Norfolk that he had been advised by counsel not to come here. Walker Enters Case. Dr Condon spent two hours and a quarter with the Bronx grand jury, tell ing in detail of his ransom payment. Before testifying he signed a waiver of immunity. New Jersey detectives assigned to stay with him nad expected to visit more rogues galleries in Jersey this afternoon but when he came out of the grand jury room the aged educator told them he had to go to New Rochelle. N. Y., to conduct an examina tion of teachers. The name of Mayor James J. Walker was injected into the case today in a story in the Evening Post The paper quoted an advertisement in a morning paper reading “Citizen—guaranteed ab solute confidence. Jimmy.” It said it had learned on high authority that Mayor Walker had received a letter promising information about the Lind bergh case if safety for the writer could be assured. Col. Schwarzkopf also said in his bulletin that Dr. Condon had completed 1 his inspection of the rogues galleries in New York City and Westchester County, N. Y. He will be taken next to the large rogues galleries of “New Jersey, including those in Newark, Jer sey City and the State Identification Bureau and also to the gallery in Phila delphia. When Dr. Condon is taken to the New Jersey rogues’ galleries he will be ac companied by a taxi driver who brought him a note from the supposed kid napers giving him instructions as to payment of the ransom. Checking Other Clues. “Investigators from this point," Col. Schwarzkopf’s bulletin continued, "are getting all data possible on the recent attempted King kidnaping in an en deavor to determine whether the per petrators could be linked with the kid napers in this case. “A known gangster while passing through Maryland stated that he had information on the Lindbergh kidnap ing and just prior to the finding of the body, stated the child was dead. In vestigators from this point are now endeavoring to locate this gangster.” Asked about the attempted King kld (Contlnued on Page 4, Column 1.) PERUVIAN CABINET QUITS AFTER ASSEMBLY ACTION Lack of Confidence Vote Adopted Following Debate on Arrest of Deputy. By the Associated Press. LIMA, Peru, May 20.—The cabinet headed by Luis Flores, premier and secretary of the interior, resigned to day as a result of the lack of con fidence voted adopted by the Assembly, 48 to 31. last night. The vote came after debate on the arrest of Deputy Ernesto Merino. He was detained after an encounter with persons whose names have not been made public, in the course of which one man was shot and wounded. The Deputy asserted he had been attacked. The incident occurred Wednesday night as he was leaving the Congress Buildir.g. Expectations are that the new cabinet will be headed by Ricardo Rivadeneira.