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WEATHER. The only eyeninc naner *
(U. S Weather Bureau Forecast.) . 4iJj °"4/ even,n« PaP*r
Fair, cooler tonight and tomorrow; ^ Wnihington with the
gentle to moderate north winds. Associated Press news
Temperatures: Highest, 80, at 5 p.m. _.
yesterday; lowest, 70, at 4 a.m. today. SeryiCC.
Full report on page 5.
Closing N. Y. Markets, Pages 14 aid 15___Yesterday’s Circnlation, 120,282_
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IN ORDERLY PARADE
FORBONUSTONIGHT;
Communist Round-up Begun
by Veterans and Police at
Anacostia Camp—Two Men
Held.
SENATOR THOMAS PAYS
VISIT TO EX-SERVICE MEN
Oklahoman to Present Their Re
quests to Committee—Bicenten
nial Pageant Planned for June
20 to Be Postponed — Plot
Charges Are Denied.
Police appointed within the
ranks of the bonus marchers
to keep order in the Anacostia
camp today began a round-up
of suspected Communists. They
turned several over to the
police and others were forced
to leave the camp.
A volunteer army o- former
doughboys—eight or ten thousand
strong—today was being marshaled
into war-time formations for the
big parade down Pennsylvania
avenue tonight in quest of bonus
legislation, as officials tabooed a
radical-sponsored demonstration
at the Capitol tomorrow night.
Phalanxes of blue-coated offi
cers of the law. under personal
direction of Brig. Gen. Pelham
D. Glassford, police superintend
ent. and himself a veteran of the
A. E. F., will guard Pennsylvania
avenue while from 8.000 to 10,000
former doughboys go “over the
top” for full payment of the
bonus.
More than 240 patrolmen and a
squad of motor cycle officers will
protect the marchers from sub
versive plotters, following disclos
ure of-an alleged plan of Red con
spirators for precipitating rioting
and bloodshed. Gen. Glassford
told of the threats in a statement
issued last night.
Gen. Glassford said today he was "re
luctant" to issue such a statement.
"I already had laid plans, without
specific orders, to handle the situation.
The District Commissioners, however,
urged that I give this publicity, and I
did so.
“I was very reluctant to issue the
statement, feeling the situation did not
warrant it, but did so at the request
of the Commissioners.”
Begin March at 7 P.M.
The composite army, recruited from
*11 sections of the country, will set out
from Fifteenth street and Constitution
avenue at 7 o'clock, with American
flags flying and drums and bugles
sounding a military quick-step. The
veterans will march north on Fifteenth
street to Pennsylvania avenue and
thence down the "Nation's parade
ground” to the Peace Monument, where
It will disband.
A plead by the veterans for Federal
eld in obtaining shelter and food for
the rapidly growing "expeditionary
force" will be laid before a Senate Com
mittee on Army Appropriations by Sen
ator Elmer Thomas, Democrat, of Okla
homa. who visited the encampment of
the marchers today. The Senator was
urged to find transportation for tree
fxtd offered yesterday by the Farmers'
Holiday Association of Dos Moines,
Jowa.
Communist Arrested.
Herman Levin. New York Communist,
was arrested at the Anacostia camp this
afternoon by veteran police and turned
over to the eleventh precinct station.
Where he was booked for investigation.
Levin, according to Morris Fishman.
Atlantic City veteran, who was booked
as the complainant, was found distrib
uting Communist propaganda and so
liciting memberships in the Workers’
Ex-Service Men’s League, a Communist
affiliation. Levin. 37, who said he was
a plumber, was a member of the Com
munist "hunger march" on Washington
last December.
Gen. Glassford stopped by the eleventh
precinct station as Levin was being
booked and ordered his release as it is
not a violation of the law to distribute
Communist propaganda. However, Po
liceman James Bennett, assigned to
bonus march duty, advised the super
intendent the man was wanted by Im
migration and Justice Department
agents and that a search has been con
ducted the past week for him. Glass
ford then rescinded his order and Levin
was detained for the Federal agents.
Complimented for his arrest of Levin.
Fishman, attired in a soldier's fatigue
uniform, then sent officers over to the
Anacostia camp, where veteran police
had picked up three ether alleged Com
munists and brought them back to the
station house.
Another Arrested.
The next Communist. Leon Odlen. a
native of Russia, who had in his pos
session lour honorable discharges from
the United States Army, was turned
over to the Crime Prevention Division
by Capt. S. J. Marks of No. 11 precinct,
after it was reported he had made
threatening statements. Odlen was
taken into custody at the Anacostla
tContlnued on Page 3, Column l.j
LONG TELEGRAM SENT
Senator Sheppard Gets Economy
Appeal of 22,205 Words.
The longest telegram ever received In
Washington came today to Senator
Sheppard, Democrat, of Texas from citi
zens of Houston, asking the Texas dele
gation in Congress to support "drastic
economies” and to adjourn Congress.
The telegram contained 22,205 words,
Including 7,770 signatures. The volu
minous message filled 142 pages. It
^ald the signatures were obtained in one
CROSBY TELLS GLASSFORD
HE MAY LOSE HIS JOB FOR
ACTIVITIES FOR VETERANS
Warning Given Police
Head After Complaints
From Group in Congress.
PLANS TO CARRY ON
Dismissal May Come From
WhiieHouse; Act ions Held
Invitation to Marchers.
Brig. Gen. Pelham D. Glassford, su
perintendent of police, has been warned
by Police Commissioner Herbert B.
Crosby, it was learned today at the
District Building, that his continued
efforts to shelter and feed the ever-in
creasing bonus expeditionary forces
might result in his ‘ peremptory dismis
sal'' by the White House.
The warning, it was said, came as a
sequel to criticism received by the Com
missioners from a group of members of
Congress and several Government of
ficials that Gen. Glassford's arrange
ments to bivouac the veterans had
served as a nimpetus to increase greatly
the number while the administration
was doing everything in its power to
discourage the trek of the men to Wash
ington. There also has been some crit
icism at the District Building, it was
reported, of Gen. Glassford's action last
week in going to the White House to
solicit aid for_the veteransjvithout the .
(Continued on Page 2, Column 3.) I
BRIG. GEN. GLASSFORD.
Lead of Field, Rival in Iowa
Senate Race, Mounts
Steadily.
I By the Associated Press.
DES MOINES. Iowa. June 7—The
| political career of Senator Smith W.
' Brookhart. foe of ‘ big business," ap
I peared to be Interrupted today by the
I tide of ballots cast for Henry Field in
the Iowa Republican senatorial primary
! A balanced strength that indicated
Field was in favor in every section of
the State sent the Shenandoah seed
man into an early lead, which increased
1 steadily as returns poured in.
I Field and Brookhart, both "dry,” sped
! so far out in front of the other four
■ aspirants for the nomination, however,
that there appeared to be little likeli
hood of the contest going to convention,
for which Iowa law provides if none of
the candidates secures 3a per cent of
the total vote cast.
Field's share of the votes varied con
sistently between 40 and 45 per cent,
while Brookhart, although usually
trailing by a 5-to-4 margin, was near
the necessary 35 per cent.
Brookhart Far Behind.
While Field and Brookhart were
"farm candidates," they took most votes
in cities as well, and Field, who sells
groceries, dry goods, seeds and plants
over his own radio station, usually got
the biggest urban vote.
Returns from 1.561 precincts out of
2.345 gave: Brookhart, 91,352; F'ield,
122.906.
Returns for Senator in the Demo
cratic primary gave Louis Murphy of
Dubuque 32.970, and Dan Steck, for
mer United States Senator. 16.905.
Gov. Dan Turner, Republican, was
virtually assured of renomination when
he polled up 75.000 of 107.000 votes cast
in less than a third of the State's pre
cincts.
The Democratic gubernatorial race
was close, the lead alternating between
Clyde Herring, former Democratic na
tional committeeman from Iowa, and
L. E Roddewig, former mayor of Dav
enport. In 493 precincts. Herring had
10.187, Roddewig 9.300 and L. W. Housel
5,613.
Results in House Races.
Scattered returns apparently had re
nominated four Representatives: B. M.
Jacobsen, Democrat, second district; C.
C. Dowell. Republican, sixth; Charles
E. Swanson, Republican, seventh, and
Fred C. Gilchrist, Republican, eighth.
With the exception of the ninth dis
trict. in which Representative Ed H.
Campbell, Republican, was unopposed,
the fate of other incumbents still was
in doubt.
A nip-and-tuck battle developed in
the fourth, where Representative Gil
bert N. Kaugen and State Senator C.
A, Benson were the contestants. Ben
son stepped into the lead by a narrow
margin with 129 of the 256 precincts
in the district reporting. The vote was:
Benson. 12.604, and Haugen, 11.582.
A close race also developed in the
fifth district between Representatives
C. W. Ramseyer and Lloyd Thurston,
who were thrown into the same district
by the congressional reapportionment.
Ninety-one of the 322 precincts gave
Ramseyer 5,970, Thurston, 5.471; Sim
mer, 2.142, and Stanley. 1,158.
Representative W. F. Kopp of Mount
Pleasant, Republican, had a three-to
one lead over C. A. Hahn of Muscatine
in the first district. In the third,
Representative T. J. B. Robinson, Re
publican, had a 3*-to-l lead over two
rivals.
ITS HI STAND
OF ROCKEFELLER!
Lifelong Dry Comes Out for
Prohibition Repeal, Cit
ing Evils.
j By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK. June 7—Jubilation
reigned in the wet camp today, for John
D. Rockefeller, jr., a lifelong dry, has
decided that the eighteenth amend
ment ought to be repealed.
The oil magnate's change of opinion,
disclosed in a letter to Dr. Nicholas
Murray Butler, brought expressions of
amazement and sharp disagreement
from supporters of the prohibition
amendment, which Rockefeller and his
father helped make the law of the land.
In expressing hope that both major
parties would adopt repeal planks and
remove the question from partisan
j strife. Rockefeller made It plain he had i
not altered his views on temperance.
■ He said he had been a teetotaler all!
I his life. "Neither my father nor his j
I father ever tasted a drop of Intoxicating 1
i liquor, nor have I,” he said.
He said he and his father had con- I
! tributed $350,000 to the Anti-8a!oon j
i League to support prohibition legisla-!
1 tion.
Says Drinking Has Increased.
"Slowly and reluctantly," he said, he
had come to believe that the amend- I
ment had not been supported by public
opinion sufficiently to hasten the dav i
"when the value to society of men with
minds and bodies free from the under
mining effects of alcohol would be gen
erally realized.”
Rather, he declared, he found that
"drinking generally has increased; the
speakeasy has replaced the saloon, not
j only unit for unit, but probably two
fold if not threefold; that a vast army
of law breakers has been recruited and
financed on a colossal scale: that many
of our best citizens, piqued at what
j they regarded as an infringement of
their private rights, have openly and
i unabashed disregarded the eighteenth
amendment; that as an inevitable re
sult respect for all law has been great
ly lessened; that crime has Increased
to an unprecedented degree.”
Rockefeller told Dr. Butler, president
of Columbia University and prominent
Republican foe of the amendment, that
he was in "complete sympathy” with a
resolution Dr. Butler will seek to have
the Republican National Convention in
corporate in its platform. The resolu
tion calls for repeal by submission to
State conventions, pledging the party
to fight the saloon and urging that the
amendment be obeyed while in force.
Mrs. Boole Comments.
The oil magnate said sufficient time
ought to be given before repeal be
came effective to permit the States to
1 insure control of the liquor traffic. He
j declared, however, that he did not favor
(Continued on Page 4, Column 4.)
WANTED GERMAN “VON”
Attorney Says Woman Refused Fee
to Genealogists.
CHICAGO. June 7 (TP).—The reason
Mrs. Mary Alexander Dahlberg declined
to pay $1,700 to a genealogical society
that looked up her family tree was be
cause there wasn’t any “Von” in the
German branch, Baker Baldridge, an
attorney, said yesterday.
Baldridge represents the American
Historical Society of Buffalo, N. Y„
which has filed suit to collect the money
from Mrs. Dahlberg, who is the former
wife of the head of the Celotex Co.
"GO TO HELL,” BONUS "AGITATORS”
ARE TOLD BY SENATOR LEWIS
! -
1 Accosted by Group in Capitol and Berated for Speech
I Urging Them to Leave.
By the Associated Press.
“You can go to hell," was the re
sponse a group of “bonus marchers" got
from Senator James Hamilton Lewis of
Illinois, when they accosted him in the
corridor of the Capitol.
The pink-whiskered Senator is noted
for his courtesy and courtly manner,
but he is also a veteran of the Spanish
American War.
He was accosted by a group of bonus
marchers as he entered the Capito' yes
terday and they began to berate him
for a speech he had made urging them
to leave the city.
They began to argue with him, and
said they had voted for him, but still
had votes.
“If you are from Illinois, you are dis
honoring the State," Lewis shot back at
them. The Senator, as he told the
•tory today, then warned ^ would do
Fils best to stop all veterans’ legislation
while they were in Washington.
‘ We are here to see that you fellows
jet right, and we are going to stay here
until you do what we want done,” the
spokesman of the group said.
Bv this time quite a group had gath
ered around, including several other
Senators.
“You know where you’ll go don't
pou?" one of the group said, finally.
“I don't know what you mean," Lewis
shot back, "but you can go to hell and
[’ll go back into the Senate to my
lutics **
Lewis said today he was sorry he
’lost” his temper, but he did not be
lieve any of the men who accosted him
were veterans or Legionnaires. He
:alled them troublemakers who had or
ganized the march to take advantage of
Former service men.
AL SMITH TO SEEK
PARTY NOMINATION
TOR PRESIDENCY
i Republican Leaders Split on
Wording of Resubmission
Plank.
SHOUSE WILL BATTLE
OUSTING AS CHAIRMAN
Statement of John D. Rockefeller,
Jr., for Repeal Brings Wide
Speculation.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK. June 7.—The name
of former Gov. Alfred E. Smith
will be placed before the Democratic
National Convention at Chicago as
a candidate for the presidential
nomination by Gov. Joseph B. Ely
of Massachusetts. '
This was announced today by
Thomas F. Spellary, Smith leader in
Connecticut, after a closed meeting
of the so-called board of strategy of
the “Stop-Roosrvelt” faction.
Spellacy said the motion to nomi
nate Smith would be seconded by
several persons, among them Mrs.'
Mary E. Norton. Democratic Rep
resentative from New Jersey.
By the Assocleted Press.
Political clashes in the high com
mand of both parties today had thru't
convention battles upon both Republi
cans and Democrats.
Republican leaders at the Capitol,
agreed in principle on a declaration for
resubmitting prohibition, split wide
apart yesterday on wording of the
plank. The issue was pointed for Chi
cago and settlement in the party as
sembly next week. James R. Garfield
of Ohio, kho will direct drafting of the
platform, planned a final talk today
with President Hoover before departing
for the convention city.
In the Democratic party, a serious
factional fight for control of the con
vention was made certain. Jouett
Shouse, National Executive Committee
chairman, asserted his name would be
put before the convention for the post
of permanent chairman, regardless of
announcement by Gov. Rosevelt's aides
that they would seek to place Senator
Walsh of Montana in the chairmanship
Shouse said the delegates would have
a chance “to vote me up or down, form
ing their own opinion—with the public
—as to the good faith of Gov Roosevelt
in assenting to the April 4 agreement
(that Shouse would hold the post) and
as to the propriety of the change of
plans ascribed to him by James A. Far
tey." , ,
Shouse returned the Roosevelt chal
lenge in a lengthy formal statement. He
Raid he had a statement dictated by the
Governor consenting without qualifica
tion to the Arrangements Committee
agreement to commend his selection.
He said the proposition was put to him
at that committee's meeting without
his previous knowledge of the plan, but
that he withheld assent until Roose
velt's agreement had been obtained.
Shouse has been considered an op
ponent by the Roosevelt forces. The
attempt at displacing him from the
convention post led to speculation that
a friendly chairman was sought to make
possible abolishing the two-thirds jule
'Continued on Page 5, Column 1.)
ORDER PERMANENT
GAMING SUPPRESSION
Prince Georges Commissioners Call
on Police to Keep Bladensburg
Boad Place Closed.
UPPER MARLBORO. Md.. June 7 —
The Prince Georges County police force
was called upon to keep closed the
gambling establishment at Bladensburg
road and the District line, in an order
of the county commissioners today.
The commissioners acted after
spokesmen from eight organizations
heading a combined delegation of 75
persons protested the recent reopening
of the establishment.
For the second time in three nights
police last night staged an unsuccess
ful raid on the gambling establishment.
Bladensburg road, at the District line.
The place was found even more de
serted than Saturday. When the
first raid was made three men. de
scribed as caretakers, were found in the
house. Last night only one was on the
premises.
Saturday night several attendants
stood at the open gate to the estab
lishment directing patrons to "a game"
in Washington.
Last night the big wooden entrance
gates were closed and a "no trespass
ing" sign hung on them. Chief of
Police J. J. Crowley and Sergt. H. G.
Machen led both raids.
The latest police visit came on the
eve of an unofficial meeting of the
grand jury, on the request of A H.
Seidenspinner. foreman, to urge the
county commissioners to order an in
vestigation of the reopening of the
place.
Bank Rotibers Get $2,000.
TOWN CREEK. Ala., June 7 (>P) —
Three robbers bound and gagged the
night watchman, burned a hole in the
vault of the Tennessee Valley Bank here
and took $2,000 early today.
Convention Seats
Bring $3.40 to $8;
Help Meet Costs
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO. June 7.—Tickets to
a major political convention went
on sale for the first time in his
tory today as the Chicago Citi
zens’ Guarantee Fund Commit
tee offered seats at the Republic
an National Convention to the
general public at a price.
The prices for single days of
two sessions each were $3.40 for
second balcony. $4.40 for first
balcony and $8 for mezzanine.
Tickets for the Democratic Na
tional Convention, beginning June
27, will go on sale June 20.
The local committee decided to
sell tickets to help raise guar
antee funds. In past years con
tributors to such funds received
one ticket for each $100 donated
and their numbers were large
enough to fill convention halls.
1 I
V. • *• <**
POSTMASTER GENERAL BROWN’S PJUZE PACKAGE.
House Debates Acceptance
of $2,300,000,000 Bill
Pushed by Democrats.
By the Associated Press.
Congress progressed today in its
handling of relief legislation, with the
House verging on a showdown on the
Garner program.
That section of the Senate Demo
cratic bill allowing $300,000,000 for loans
to States to meet destitution was ap
proved by the Senate Banking Com
mittee.
Whether to accept the drastic proce
dure sought, by the House Democrats to
iam through the $2,300,000,000 Garner
plan was the question debated in the
House.
Passage Dooms Hoover Plan.
If this fails, the bill may be laid wide
open for amendment: but if it succeeds
I the administration will lack any chance
there to seek to substitute the Hoover
plan.
I A committee of mayors, headed by
I Mayor Frank Murphy of Detroit, brought
a petition for a $5 000.000.000 bond Issue
to help employment and stricken cities
Speaker Garner had it read to the
House, while the mayors watched from
the gallery
The House Agriculture Committee ap
proved the distribution of 40.000.000
more bushels of Farm Board wheat and
500.000 bales of its cotton for the needy.
The Senate committee was due to con
sider this proposition later in the day.
The Senate Banking Committee de
cided to report on the loan section of
the Democratic bill ahead of the con
troversial construction features, as pro
posed bv Senator Robinson. Democratic
leader, in order to expedite considera
tion.
$500,000,000 Bonds Provided.
Another provision of the bill calls for
a public construction bond issue of
$500,000,000, to which President Hoover
is opposed.
Robinson planned to ask for an agree
ment in the Senate today to take up
the $300,000,000 relief bill as soon as
the Senate has acted on the pending
economy bill.
The committee approved the section
of the bill providing for allocation of
the relief advances to States upon the
basis of population and agreed that the
word of the State Governors should be
accepted as to whether the need is great
enough to warrant a loan.
The money was to be refunded to the
Reconstruction Corporation, through
which the advances would be made, out
of future Federal aid appropriations.
Representative Bankhead. Democrat.
Alabama, opening the House debate,
said. "If there was ever a time when
relief was needed, it is now."
"The real purpose lying behind this
legislation is the emergency,” Bank
head said, adding that the “Democratic
organization has undertaken th(s Pgis
lati:n and accepts full responsibility
for it.”
Representative Purnell of Indiana,
leading the Republican opposition, said:
“Congress In Disrepute.”
“We have learned from our press
relations that Congress is in disrepute,
like it has not been for a long time.
The performance you will see t:day is
what has brought that disrepute.
“We have presented to us under this
unprecedented gag rule a bill that will
unbalance indefinitely the budget that
was balanced at 5 o'clock last night
when the President signed the tax bill.
_^It_is only_consistent_that you hog
(Continued on Page 2, Column-*.)
FRANCE LOSES DECISION
IN FREE ZONE FIGHT
Had No Bight to Put Customs
Houses on Swiss Border,
Hague Court Buies.
By the Associated Pi ess
THE HAGUE. Netherlands, June 7.—
The Permanent Court for International
Justice decided by a vote of 6 to 5
in Switzerland's favor today in that
country's long-standing dispute with
Prance over the free zone at the frontier.
The court ruled that under existing
treaties Fiance had no right in 1923
to suppress the free zone and place
customs houses at the frontier. It was
directed that the zone, established in
1825, must be maintained and that
Prance must re-establish the old fron
tier before January 1, 1934.
NAMED BY ADVENTISTS
New England Church Leader.Called
by North Pacific Union.
WALLA WALLA. Wash., June 7 (A*>.
—E. K Slade of South Lancaster, Maas.,
yesterday was announced as the new
president of the North Pacific Union
Conference of the Seventh-day Ad
ventists Church, succeeding the late P.
E. Broderson. Slade is expected here
July 1. He has been In charge of Ad
ventist work in New England.
* ** ' < 4 *
City Council Votes
Against Post Office
Congress Proposes
By the Associated Press.
EVANSTON. 111., June 7.—
Evanston, as represented by Its
City Council and mayor, Charles
H. Bartlett, doesn't wish to have
a new post office casting $600,000.
The Council, under the urging
of Mayor Bartlett, last night
unanimously passed a resolution
opposing the proposal before
Congrpss for a $5,000,000,000 bond
issue for building post offices, in
cluding one for Evanston.
The mayor said the city's
rented post office building was
good enough.

; EFFECTIVE JUNE 2!
Higher Rates Expected to
Yield $1,118,500,000
for Year.
i
By the Associated Press.
The new revenue bill is law today,
bolstering the credit of the Government
with the greatest range of taxes ever
imposed by this country except dur
ing war.
With Spartan absence of ceremony,
President Hoover transformed this
giant legislation into statute by affixing
his signature yesterday evening in the
presence only of a secretary, less than
two hours after the final legislative step
: had been taken by the Senate.
The majority of the new rates, ex
cises, tariffs and stamp taxes will go
into effect in 15 days, or on June 21.
The Treasury will immediately prepare
I for their collection. The new high in
come rates are applicable to the earn
ings of the current calendar year and
will be payable on next year’s returns.
$1,118,500,000 Expected.
The tax law is to pour $1,118,500,000 j
into the Treasury during the fiscal year
which begins July 1 and thus restore
! the national finances to a cash basis—
pay as you go and no more borrowing—
aiding to restore the country’s eco
nomic life to its normal great vigor.
There was a stem fight before this
last legislative step was completed, cen
tered almost entirely on one tax, that
on electric power.
More than 30 Senators sought to
have the whole bill sent out to the
conferees again because these had laid
the electric tax on the consumers
monthly bill and extended it to include
municipal power systems. But an un
yielding majority would not be balked
of the major objective, to get the bill i
done immediately ano put to an end
the long-drawn-out battling and alter
ing of rates, and the resulting fears and
hesitation of the business and industry
affected by the new tax burden.
The bill went through 46 to 35. The
opponents were 11 Republicans, mostly
from the independent wing; 23 Demo
crats and the 1 Parmer-Labor member.
Five Classes or Taxes.
Of the new law s total expected yield, 1
the excise taxes ranging from electric j
power to cosmetics, from automobiles to
candy, are to bring in >450.500,000. j
(Continued or. Page 2, Column 6.) 1
DAWES 10 FINISH
DUTIES NEXT WEEKl
I

Retiring Reconstruction Head
to Center Energies in
Chicago Bank.

I
Charles G. Dawes will quit the Gov- :
ernment's Reconstruction Finance Cor
poration next week, to return to Chi- j
cago and his bank. *
He submitted his resignation to Presi
dent Hoover yesterday and it was an- j
ncunced to coincide with enactment of
the budget-balancing tax bill.
He said he felt the turning point
toward eventual prosperity had been
reached, and asked to be released. The
President accepted with regrets, but
with high praise and acknowledgment
of "great obligation to you for your co
operation and great accomplishments
in many of our most important govern
mental problems of the past years.”
The news was unexpected outside of
the closest administration circle, caused
intense surprise and a degree of specu
lation.
Sueceasor Uncertain.
|
But his letter of resignation pointed
out that when he gave up the London
Ambassadorship last Winter it was be
cause he wished to return to private
interests and association with the Cen- j
tral TTust Co. of Chicago. When the !
President soon thereafter virtually draft
ed him to get the reconstruction unit
running. Dawes agreed to devote his
conspicuous financial abilities to the
Government again, but with the under
standing. he said, "that I would be re
leased when its work was properly es
ablished." It was known that to Dawes
this task proved a heavy personal sacri
fice.
Word was awaited from the White
House as to who would be chosen to
take his place as president of the
corporation.
Gen. Dawes. Eugene Meyer of the
Federal Reserve Board, ana the other j
officials of the reconstruction unit, |
spent the week end with the President i
at the Rapidan camp. They went over
their work exhaustively, dealing partic
ularly with the contemplated expansion
of the task to take in relief and in
come-producing construction loans.
Results Outlined.
Out of the meeting came announce
ment of President Hoover's complete
program in these directions, accom
panied by an analysis of the corpora
tion's achievements to cate. It showed
how' bank failures have been cut since
its establishment in February from an
alarming rate of about 100 a week to
the casualty rate of ordinary times.
It analyzed where the $700,000,000 of
loans made andauthomed have gone
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SWIFT WORTH $4,500,000 j

CHICAGO, June 7 Attorneys re- \
vealed yesterday preoaratory to filing I
the will of Edward F. Swift for probate '
that the Chicago meat packer left an |
estate of about $4.500,000.
Swift plunged to his death a week ago
from a high window of his apartment j
home Associates said the will con-1
firmed a statement made at the time of
his death—that he had no financial
worries.
In addition to the widow and three
children, about 40 beneficiaries, most
of them Chicago charities, were reported
named. He had maintained a keen
Interest in charities throughout his life.
AL WILLIAMS PLANNING ATTEMPT
TO SCALE HIMALAYAS BY PLANE
McKinley, Byrd’s Aerial Surveyor, Will Accompany For
mer Navy Pilot and Make Pictures.
By the Associated Press.
Plans of two well known flyers, Iieut.
Alford J. Williams and Capt. Ashely
McKinley, to scale the lofty Himalayas
by airplane became known today at the
State Department, where application
was filed for permission to fly over for
eign territory.
Williams, noted stunt pilot and racer,
was formerly with the Navy and single
handed promoted the building of the
Mercury racer in 1929 in an attempt to
keep Great Britain from winning per
manent possession of the Schneider
Cup tropsy. The seaplane was never
entered because, in tests on the Severn
River it was unable to rise from the
water.
Capt. McKinley, aerial surveyor of
the Byrd Antarctic Expedition and one
of the crew who flew over the South
Pole, is an authority on aerial photog
raphy and it is understood he will make
pictures on the Himalyan flight while
Williama pijgu.
Williams, who was born in Bronx
County. N. Y„ in 1894. is a graduate
of Fordham University and played base
ball with the New York Giants for two
seasons. He entered the naval service
in 1917 and resigned in 1930 to or
ganize "a program for building a plane
which will recover the world aviation
speed record for the United States.”
For the Navy, he conducted numerous
high-speed flight researches and invert
ed flight tests.
Capt. McKinley, who was born in
Marshall, Tex., in 1896. was a private
in the Missouri National Guard when
forces were concentrated on the Mexi
can border and joined the Signal Corps
Aviation Section when America enter
ed the World War.
After training in lighter-than-alr
craft, he was sent to France, where
he saw action during American offen
sives as commander of the 12th Bal
loon Company. As an aerial photog
rapher he mapped the Mississippi River
from Cairo to St. Louis and also 3.000
Xre miles of Tennessee in connection
the development of water power;
FURLOUGH BEATEN
IN SENATE IN FAVOR
OF U. S. PAY CU1S
BY VOTE OF 4110 36
Ten Per Cent Reduction for
Salaries of $1,000 or More
a Year of Federal Employes
Is Sustained.
ANNUAL LEAVE REDUCTION
NEXT TO BE CONSIDERED
Propose Taking 15 Days From Va
cation—Reorganization of Gov
ernment Bureaus in Interests of
Economy and Veterans' Benefit*
Also to Be Acted Upon.
The Senate today voted to cut the
annual leave of Federal employes,
with pay, from 30 to 15 days, to
pave $22,000,000.
By a vote of 41 to 36 the Senate
today defeated the furlough plan
which was offered as a substitute
for the flat 10 per cent pay cut on
all Federal and District employes
who receive $1,000 or more a year.
The effect of this vote is to sus
tain the Senate’s action of Satur
day in approving the 10 per cent
pay cut.
The furlough substitute, which
was offered by Senator Moses,
Republican, of New Hampshire,
would have been equivalent to a
pay reduction of only 8.3 per cent,
and would have exempted all em
ployes under $1,200.
Having spent several days de
bating what form the pay cut
should take, the Senate will now
move on to other features of the
general economy bill, including
the proposal to permanently re
duce the annual leave of Govern
ment employes from 30 to 15 days,
reorganization of Government bu
reaus in the interest of economy
and curtailment of the benefits of
war veterans in several directions.
The change in the length of the
annual leave is estimated to save
$22,000,000. while the veterans’
benefits would be cut down by
$48,000,000 a year in various ways.
The savings from reorganization
of bureaus have not been definite
ly computed.
Vote on Furlough.
The roll call vote on the fur
lough substitute follows:
For the furlough plan: Republican*
—Austin. Barbour, Blaine, Carey. Couz
ens. Cutting, Dale. Davis, Frazier,
Golds borough, Hebert, Johnson, Kean.
Moses, Nye. Oddie, Patterson, Reed,
Shortridge. Smoot, Stelwer, Townsend,
Vandenberg, Walcott. White—25.
Democrats—Coolidge. Costigan, Lo
gan. Hawes. Pittman. Thomas of Okla
homa, Wagner. Walsh of Massachu
setts, Neely of West Virginia and
Wheeler—1C.
Farmer Labor—Shipstead—1.
Against the furlough plan: Demo
crats— Ashurst, Bankhead, Barkley,
Bratton, Broussard, Bulkiey, Bulow,
Byrnes, Mrs. Caraway, Cohen. Connal
ly. Dill, Fletcher. George, Glass, Har
rison, Hayden, Hull, Kendrick. King,
Lewis, McGill, McKellar, Robinson of
Arkansas, Sheppard. Trammell, Tyd
ings, Walsh of Montana—28.
Republicans—Bingham, Borah. Cap
per. Dickinson, Halt, Hastings. Howell
Jones, Keyes, Metcall. Norbeck, Nor
ris, Thomas of Idaho—13.
Amendment Rejected.
Before voting directly on the issue of
whether the lurlough plan should be
substituted for the flat 10 per cent pay
cut. the Senate, in a preliminary vote,
rejected the Vandenberg amendment to
the furlough plan. This amendment
was intended to make a distinction be
tween the amount to be cut from the
high and low salaried groups. It pro
vided that from $3,000 up there should
have been a graduated percentage re
duction in salary in addition to the
furlough.
The turning down of this amend
ment means that the vote will come
directly on the proposal of Senator
Moses. Republican, of New Hampshire,
to substitute the furlough for all em
ployes above $1,200 a year in place of
the flat 10 per cent pay cut for all
employes receiving $1.C00 or more a
year.
Four members o. the Economy Sub
committee. Senators Bratton of Mexico.
McKellar of Tennessee. Byrnes of South
Carolina and Bingham of Connecticut,
made speeches today in support of the
10 per cent cut recommended by the
committee as being preferable to the
furlough plan.
Senator Moses, leading the fight for
substitution of the furlough, contends
that the employes generally would
rather have that than a flat 10 per
cent cut. The furlough plan would be
equivalent of a cut of 8.3 per cent.
La Follette Takes Issue.
When Senator Byrnes argued that
the furlough plan cannot save more
than $83,000 000 and that this would be
a substantial loss in economy from the
committee pay cut. with no prospect of
making it up in another direction.
Senator La Follette of Wisconsin took
issue with him.
"To say that the only place that you
can make savings out of a $4,000,000,000
budget is by sweating it out of under
paid Government employes is a state
ment I. as one member of the Senate,
resent,” Senator La Follette said.
The Wisconsin Senator then pointed
out that earlier hi the day It had been
brought out in debate that the Appro
priations Committee planned to recom
mend an increase in the War Depart
ment appropriations bill.
Senator Bratton urged the Senate to
remember that the House decided not
to follow the furlough method before
it sent the economy bill to the Senate.
Senator Costigan of Colorado re
minded Bratton that the Senate com
mittee has a furlough clause in the
pending bill along with the flat pay
cut and that this clause is producing
alarm among many Government work
ers.
Senator Bratton replied, however, that
the furlough section in the committee
bill is Intended only to make furloughs
possible Instead of outright dlsmlssal in
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