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WEATHER. “From Pregt to Home
<U. 8. We.th.*r Bureau rorecMt.) ' Within Oft Hour”
Fair continued cool tonight, tomor
row partly cloudy, slowly rising tempera- The Star's carrier system covers \
ture; gentle to moderate north winds. every city block and the regular edi
Temperatures—Highest, 83, at 4 p.m. tion is delivered to Washington homes
yesterday; lowest, 49. at 6 a.m. today. as jast aj ^ papers are printed.
Full report on page 9. _ _
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Workers’ Ex-Service Men’s
League Plans to “Storm”
Both Houses Friday.
Representative Black Asks Fund of
$125,000 to Feed Men and
Send Them Home.
Banned by the veterans from last
night's peaceful parade of the bonus
•rmv and rebuffed at every turn by
city and Federal officials, self-styled
Communist leaders today planned to
Ignore Capitol barriers and stage a vet
erans’ siege on Congress Friday.
The demonstration has been substi
tuted for the parade to Capitol Hill
that radical organizers had announced
for today.
In a defiant mood over the rough
reception accorded members of the
Workers' Ex-Servicemen's League, a
radical organization, its officials de
clared the "rank and file” of the vet
erans would "storm” the Capitol and
carry their demands to the Vice Presi
dent and the Speaker of the House.
Permit Is Refused.
Vice President Curtis and Speaker
Garner yesterday authorized David
Lynn, architect of the Capitol, to refuse
a permit for any demonstration at the
Capitol. , ,
The league decided to take decisive
action after hurriedly summoned Red
recruits from several large cities were
ejected summarily from ranks of the
prospective marchers in last nights
strange procession down Pennsylvania
avenue. , . , ,
The reds claimed a membership of
several thousand of the encamped vet
erans. but police estimated their strength
at a few hundred. Meanwhile, ap
proximately 8.000 of the non-radical
bonus advocates have arrived on the
banks of the Potomac, and Associated
Press dispatches told of thousands more
en route from as far as the Pacific
Seeks Appropriation.
Meanwhile, a bill authorizing the ap
propriation of $125,000 to be expended
by the District Commissioners for the
subsistence and housing of the non
resident veterans here and for their
transportation to their respective homes
on the adjournment of Congress was
introduced today by Representative
Black, Democrat, cf New York.
"The plight of the veterans who are
here in a strictly American fashion
urging legislation calls for help from
the Government for which they
fought." Black said in presenting the
bill. "The economic pressure of those
men has been almost unbearable and
yet during their stay here they have
manifested great respect for our au
thority and a c uifidence in Congress
which far more prosperous Americans
could well emulate.
"The Committee on Appropriations
should immediately report my bill for
the care of the bonus marchers."
The Army's commissary was nearly
bare and police have announced they
will distribute the last municipal meal
tomorrow morning. District authorities
will offer trucks to the campers tomor
row for transportation out of town,
but indications arc that few will ac
cept the proffered ride.
Cox to Make Plea.
Father James R. Cox, who led a job
less armv here last Winter, will fly here
from Pittsburgh tomorrow to urge the
veterans to return home "like soldiers."
according to an A'sociated Press report.
Father Cox said 'he would address the
men at the Tomb of the Unknown
Soldier. . ,
• I want the boys, my buddies, to make
their demands in an orderly way arm
return to their homes without trouble,
the priest said.
Representative Rainey, Democratic
"""(Continued on Page 5, Column 1.)
Slowly Rising and Fair Tomorrow
Are Predictions of Weather
The bottom dropped out of the heat
market last night when the thermom
eter reached a 49-degree level at 5 a m.,
41 points off from the Monday high for
this week. , ,
This morning the mercury made only
a moderate recovery, reaching 60 at 10
n.m.. as contrasted to a 79 reading of
hotter days. _ . , ,. , .
Weather Bureau officials predicted
tonight would be cool, w'ith slowly' ris
ing temperature tomorrow and con
tinued fair weather probably until Fri
day morning. ,
The low of 49 last night was only six
degrees above the all-time June mark,
established in 1897. _
He Wedged Himself In and He Couldn’t Get Out, but
He Got to Headquarters by a Circuitous Route.
Vice Sauad Officer R. A. Williatns
was even' more embarrassed than his
Dartner H. G. Bauer, with the midget
automobile which they seized last night,
after arresting the driver on charges
of possessing and transporting liquor
in the little machine.
The two officers, who brought their
prisoner into police court this morn
ing. said they confiscated the car at
Davenport street and Wisconsin ave
nue last night, when they arrested
Robert S. Dyke. 42. said to have been
in possession of four pints of liquor.
Disregarding the fact that he stood
well over 6 feet. Bauer wedged himself
into the little car and set out for head
quarters in his coniusion the large of
ficer Diloted the small automobile down
a one-way street in the wrong direction.
Stooping at Seventh and Q streets in
traffic, the officer and his car were
quickly surrounded by a swarm of col
ored boys who failed to recognize the
policeman in plain clothes.
Bauer told them to go away, but was
unable to do anything about it as he
was securely wedged inside. The boys
picked up the front end of the automo
bile and headed it in the other direc
tion Bauer, more than a little angry,
had to drive in a circle to get back on
his course to headquarters.
The policeman was assisted from his
prize at the police garage and shortly
thereafter Williams, who is equally as
robust as his partner, entered the ma
chine to take it to the warehouse.
Williams threw the unaccustomed
gears into reverse, gave the car rather
more gas than he expected and was
alarmed to find the brake would not
catch or retard his speed, he said.
A heavy motor truck was approach
ing as four policemen rushed to Wil
liams' rescue, seizing the rear end of
the car and lifting it into the air while
the wheels spun harmlessly. Williams
shut off the engine and allowed a small
er man to proceed to the warehouse.
Dyke, although deprived of his auto
mobile, was at liberty today under
$1,500 bond, fixed in Police Court, for a
jury trial June 14.
Said to Have Talked to Col.
M. R. Guggenheim Before
Seeing Mrs. McLean.
Proposed to Use Minister
Prochniks Auto in Meeting
Baby Kidnapers. .
Gaston B. Means had sought to as
sume the role of intermediary in the
Lindbergh kidnaping case in secret nego
tiations with Col. M. Robert Guggen
heim. friend of Col. Lindbergh, before
Mrs. Evalyn Walsh McLean, by extraor
dinary coincidence, approached Means
for the same purpose, the Government
will charge in the Means $104,000 fraud
trial which opened today.
The unexpected appearance of Mrs.
McLean caused Means to drop an orig
inal plan of dealing direct with Col.
Lindbergh through the introductory
channel of Col. Guggenheim, evidence
uncovered by special agents of the
United States Bureau of Investigation
The private limousine of Minister
Prochnik of Austria, with liveried
chauffeur, was to have been used in
the scheme Means broached for return
of the Lindbergh baby, the prosecution,
through United States Attorney Leo A.
Rover, expects to prove.
Guggenheim Is Called.
Col. Guggenheim of Bethesda. brother
of Harry Guggenheim, who has been
closely associated with Lindbergh in
aviation enterprises and who is con
nected with the Guggenheim Fund for
Promotion of Aeronautics, has been
summoned as a witness against Means.
Robert F. Fleming, real estate man
of Edgemoor, Md., also has been sub
poenaed. It is said that Means com
municated with Col. Guggenheim
through Fleming, who at one time was
a neighbor of Means.
Mrs. McLean, it is understood, got in
touch with Means a fewjiours after lie
(Continued on Page 2, Column 6.)
Chile’s New Government
Pledged Support of Several
Thousand Workers.
By the Associated Press.
SANTIAGO, Chile, June 8.—Per
sistent reports of internal dissension
among the members of the Socialist
junta that has seized the Chilean gov
ernment were flatly denied today by
Carlos Davila, the junta’s head, in an
interview with the Associated Press.
He also denied widespread rumors
that he threatened to resign from the
governmental group, and insisted there
was no unrest or a counter-revolution
ary movement in the southern provinces,
although meager reports from that area
said the disaffection there continued to
smoulder , .. .
Several thousand workers gathered
before the presidential palace lrjit
night and pledged their co-operation
with the new government in its plan
to provide every Chilean with a job by
taking over the economic machinery
and taxing the rich to pay for it.
Jobs Promised All.
Senor Davila predicted that within
a month there w'ould not be a single
mar. in Chile who would not have a
We will create three state com
panies ” he said, ’’one for agriculture,
one industrial and one for mining. Each
of these will hire the unemployed of
the country. We will impose on the
fortunes of the rich and those who have
big inc.'m’s sufficient taxes to bring in
the money we need for this purpose.
"After all. our revolution was against
these people, who comprise less than
one-tenth of Chile’s population and who
for years and years have ruled the
country with an ircn hand, never heed
ing the needs of the workers or the
people at large.
"They have had all the money. All
the privileges and they never paid taxes.
They are going to help provide living
and happiness for those people who
have been trod upon.”
The Government, he said, had net yet
decided on its program for the nitrate
industry, which is in the hands of the
$375,000,000 American-controlled Cosacli
Foreign Investors Reassured.
“Foreign investors may be certain,”
he added, "that we will give the prob
lem our fullest and fairest consideration.
What we will do will be fcr the best
interests of all sides and we hope for
and expect the co-operation of private
interests in the Cosach in the study we
intend to make.”
Provincial authorities were instructed
by the junta today to bring rationing
gasoline, which is scarce cn account of
a lack of foreign exchange.
Oil companies were told to give the
authorities daily lists of the amount of
1 gasoline available for sale. The officials
! are to apportion this amount, giving
preference to_busses. taxicabs, trucks
I (Continued on Page 2. Column 1.)
Col. M. Robert Guggenheim (above!
and Minister Edgar L. G. Prochnik.
—Harris-Ewing Photos.
Von Papen May Break Dead
lock by Emergency Step,
Despite Denial.
By the Associated Press.
BERLIN. June 8.—Reports that
Chancellor Franz von Papen would use
the emergency article 48 of the German
constitution to declare a dictatorship in
the State of Prussia persisted today,
although they were officially denied.
The reports said the plan was to set
up a dictatorship by emergency decree,
naming a commissioner to head the
government with dictatorial powers, if
the present deadlock in the Diet over
the selection of a new premier con
Deadlock Follows Voting.
The deadlock followed the recent Diet |
elections, when the parties of the [
Right, chiefly Adolf Hiller's National |
Socialists, made notable gains, but ;
failed to secure a majority which would
have enabled them to name a new
The Republicans maintain that such
an emergency decree would be uncon
stitutional because article 48 permits
such a step only when public peace is
menaced, but the plan was being openly
advocated in Rightist circles.
With a man named by Chancellor
von Papen at its head, the government
cf Prussia would be expected, naturally,
to fall in line with the Rightist policies
of the new federal regime.
Hope of Intervention.
Thepresent state of Prussia's finances
gave the Rightists another hope that
the federal government would intervene.
Chancellor von Papen informed Hein
rich Hirtsiefer, Centrist head of the
acting government, yesterday that the
Reich would not pay some $25,000,000
now due Prussia for realty transfers,
and this declaration seriously com
plicated Prussia's financial condition.
The chancellor also asked the presi
dent of the Diet to call a session of the
Council of Elders on June 10 to set a
date for a Diet session so the question
of the premiership could be settled as
soon as possible.
Statement From New York Inter-:
ests on Disposal of Gas Properties
Still Awaited at Noon. j
Today was the "deadline-’ for the re
ceipt of a statement from the New York
interests controlling the Washington
and Georgetown Gas Light Cos. as
to what they would do to comply with
the order of the Public Utilities Com
mission to divest themselves of their
control of the local companies, but up
to noon today no statement had been
Arthur Dean, counsel for the West
field trust, one of the chain of owners
of the local properties, was to have pro
duced the statement last week, but at
that time said it would be ready not
later than today.
The order was Issued on the eve of
the annual meeting of stockholders of
the Washington company last month,
the commission holding that the then
stock ownership cf the companies was
im violation of the La Follette anti
merger act, prohibiting ownership or
control of local utilities by foreign util
ity or holding corporations, and the
stockholders’ meeting was adjourned.
Several meetings of the board of direc
tors have been held since, however.
Wedding Bing of Minnesota Wom
an Becovered in Field.
BUFFALO. Minn., June 8 OP).—
For 20 years Mrs. Henry Olson hoped*
for return of her wedding ring, lost
in a potato field.
The men who plowed, cultivated and
harvested, scanned the soil each year.
Mrs. Olson searched too.
Yesterday her son found it while
Radio Programs on Page B-8
1500,000000 RELIEF
Democratic Bill Is Approved
After Administration
Plan’s Defeat.
Tilson Holds Presidential Veto Cer
tain if Speaker’s Program
Is Approved.
By the Associated Press.
The Democratic unemployment relief
bill, providing for a $500,000,000 public
works bond issue was approved today
by the Senate Banking Committee,
which shortly before had voted down
the administration proposal for loans
through the Reconstruction Corporation
to private industry.
Meanwhile, Speaker Garner’s giant
relief plan faced a stone wall in the
Senate, and a prediction of veto by
President Hoover if enacted was made
by Representative Tilson of Connecticut.
The bill passed the House yesterday by
a 216-to-182 vote.
Competition Clause Out.
In approving the Democratic bill, the
Senate Banking Committee voted to
eliminate provision for loans to com
peting private industries. The bill pro
vides for increasing the borrowing
paper of the Reconstruction Corpora
tion by $1,500,000,000 for loans on self
liquidating construction projects.
The committee vote was 7 to 4 in
favor of the Democratic bill, Including
the bond issue program.
Provision was retained in the bill for
allocation of 540,000.000 from the Re
construction Corporation for financing
agricultural exports.
The committee voted 9 to 6 against
the administration proposal strongly
recommended yesterday by Secretary
Mills for loans to private industry on
self-liquidating construction projects.
This was a feature of the Barbour
relief bill, but was not Included in the
Democratic relief program introduced
by Senator Wagner of New York.
Representative Tilson said he was
sure a veto awaited the Garner
measure, if it should reach the White
The former majority leader made his
statement after talking to President
Hoover, but said he had not asked the
President what he would do if the bill
should pass Congress.
The Chief Executive, however, has
already assailed the bond-issue phase
of the Gamer bill in stinging language,
calling it a "pork-barrel" measure.
Relief Situation Talked.
Tilson said he discussed the relief
situation with the President and told
the Chief Executive he was pleased
with the large vote against the Gamer
The Connecticut Republican added
that he believed the measure in its
present form would not get through
the Senate.
Leaders of both parties in the Senate
sought instead immediate passage of the
non-controversial bill permitting the
Reconstruction Corporation to lend up
to S300.000.000 to State* for relief pur
poses. This was just one section of
the Senate Democratic relief program,
the remainder involving the $500,000,- i
000 bond issue for public works and a
$1,000,000,000 expansion of the recon
struction unit’s capital, being left for
later consideration.
The Garner plan was put through by
an almost solid Democratic House vote i
with the aid of some insurgent Repub
Heeding President Hoover's denun
ciation of the bill, all but 21 of the
Republicans voted against it. Though
the outcome was inevitable, they tried
but lost before this an attempt to re
commit the bill and have the Presi
dent’s relief program substituted for
that of the Speaker.
Picturing to President Hoover the
growing seriousness of the unemploy
ment situation, the mayors of five
cities and spokesmen for two others
today laid before the President a peti
tion urging a five-billion-dollar Federal
prosperity loan to provide employment
and to bring direct aid to those in
The petition was presented to Mr.
Hoover on behalf of the mayors of 31
cities who adopted it at a conference
last week in Detroit.
Mayor Frank Murphy of Detroit said
that the President’s plan, which pro
(Continued on Page 2, Column 3.)
San Salvador Observatory Regis
ters Tremors.
i tween Sunday and today the national
observatory here registered three earth
| tremors. They were felt in Usutlan.
south of San Miguel, in San Salvador
and along the Costal Cordiller.
There were no reports of damage.
Local Display Newspaper Advertising
The Evening and Sunday Star.1-282’351
4th Newspaper.
5th Newspaper. iai>3,}1
Total .1,073,473
During the month of May Washington merchants used
more local display advertising in The Evening and Sunday Star
than in all other daily and Sunday Washington newspapers
The reason for this is that The Star’s circulation, both daily
and Sunday, continues to increase to an astonishing degree, as
shown by the statement below:
Circulation of The Star
Daily Average. Sunday Average.
May, 1932. 121,232 126,405
May, 1931. 113,871. 120,932
Gain. 7,361 5,473
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Finance Minister Reveals
Grave Situation and
Urges Slashes.
By the Associated Press.
PARIS, June 8.—Louis Germaine
Martin, minister of finance, said today
that France is confronted with a seri
ous financial eituation and that prob
ably the 1932 budget deficit will be
between six billion and seven billion
He called attention to the probability
that Germany will not resume repara
tions payments when the Hoover mora
torium expires, and said that the gov
ernment intends to introduce a meas
ure for major reduction of expendi
tures and reorganization of administra
tive services. Thus, he said, it may
be possible to balance the budget with
a minimum of sacrifice.
Herriot Voted Confidence.
Premier Edouard Herriot faced the
Lausanne Conference on War Debts
and Repararations today with a clear
cut mandate to represent France, ac
quired when he was given a smash
ing vote of confidence last night in
the Chamber of Deputies.
The vote was 390 to 152. It followed
a fervent appeal from the premier for
support in which he declared his new
administration was founded on a basis
of close international collaboration in
the fields of economics and politics.
He also had pledged his government
to put into effect Immediate economies
in the war budget.
The vote of support came from the
left and well over to the center right.
Including several members of the for
mer government of Andre Tardieu,
which he displaced.
Leaves Way Clear on Debts.
The premier declared he and his
colleagues would take a determined
stand at Lausanne against violation of
treaties and contracts, but he left the
way open for negotiations and repa
rations payments from Germany.
"The government is ready." he said,
‘‘to discuss any projects or take any
initiative likely to provoke, by reciproc
ity, greater world stability or peace
ful reconciliations."
Future Status of Japan and Other
Foreign Interests in Shanghai
Thought Topic.
By the Associated Press.
TOKIO. June 8.—Edwin L. Neville,
the American charge d'affaires, visited
Premier Saito with the French, British
and Italian Ambassadors today, pre
sumably to discuss the future status of
Japanese and other foreign interests in
Shanghai. .. . ,
For the past two weeks the four West
ern powers have been conferring about
certain proposals regarding Shanghai's
future which were advanced last month
by Kenkichi Yoshizawa. It was re
ported that the Saito government may
drop that part of the Yoshizawa plan
which would provide for a five-power
conference on Shanghai without attend
ance by a Chinese representative.
North Carolina Faces Bitter Battle
as Losing Candidates Sup*
port Reynolds.
By the Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N. C.. June 8.—With
friends of Senator Cameron Morrison
announcing that he will demand a run
off primary for the Democratic United
States Senate nomination against Rob
ert R. Reynolds, leader in Saturday's 1
balloting. North Carolina today ap
peared headed for the most bitter battle
over prohibition in 25 years.
Reynolds, who is seeking the nomina
tion on a prohibition repeal platform,
announced that former Judge Thomas
C. Bowie of West Jefferson and Frank
D. Grist. State commissioner of labor,
would actively support him should Mor
rison demand a second primary. Bowie
and Grist ran third and fourth in the
Reynolds polled some 150.000 votes
while Morrison received 138.000.
Wife of Discharged Pennsy Em
ploye Takes Poison Near
Special Dispatch to The Star.
ANNAPOLIS, June 8—Believed to
have attempted suicide after a war
rant had been issued for her arrest on
a charge of attempting to derail a
Pennsylvania Railroad train, Mrs. Laura
Neary, 45, is in a serious condition in
Emergency Hospital here.
Mrs. Neary took poison tablets, ac
cording to Maj. Elie Brown of the Fort
George G. Meade Hospital, when Dep
uty Sheriff Peterson went to the Neary
Home, at Putuxent, to arrest the woman
on charges preferred by Lieut. Paul
Lancaster of the Pennsylvania Railroad
police. The warrant charged she placed
on iron bar on the tracks near
According to Sheriff R. Glenn Prout.
Deputy Peterson obtained a statement
from the woman. Sheriff Prout said he
understood Mrs. Neary’s husband, for
many years in the employ of the rail
road, recently had been discharged and
the alleged act was believed to be in
The bar and obstructions failed to de
rail the train. Mrs. Neary, the mother
of eight children, Is said to be destitute. •
Representative Rainey Sees No
Earlier Hopes and Blames
Senate Delay.
By the Associated Press.
Representative Rainey, the Demo
cratic leader, believes there is no hope
for Congness to adjourn before June 20.
“The Democratic House has done
everything it can to complete its busi
ness, but the delay has been caused
by the Senate,” he told newspaper men
today. "We can’t adjourn by the end
of this week, but we ought to get out
of here by the 20th or 25th at the
That would permit attendance at the
Democratic convention, which convenes
June 27.
Mark Wilcox, Repeal Advo
cate, Has Lead of 2,900
in Race for Congress.
By the Associated Press.
JACKSONVILLE. Fla. June 8 —With
the preferential vote for Gov. Franklin
D. Roosevelt of New York mounting
steadily in returns from yesterday's
Democratic primary, chief interest to
day centered on the fourth congres
sional district race in which Mark Wil
cox. champion of prohibition repeal, is
leading Mrs. Ruth Bryan Owen.
Returns lrom 183 precincts of the 419
in the district gave Wilcox, West Palm
Beach lawyer, a lead of 2.973 over
Mrs. Owen, daughter of the late Wil
liam Jennings Bryan, who is seeking
renomination on a platform including
a prohibition referendum plank.
The count from those boxes stood:
Y/ilcox, 17,547; Mrs. Owen, 14,574.
Drane Has Lead.
Increasing returns made it appear
obvious Gov. Roosevelt was the over
whelming choice for the presidential
nomination over Gov. William H. Mur
ray of Oklahoma and L. J. Chassee of
Milwaukee, Wis.
Representative Herbert J. Drane of
the first congressional district con
tinued well in the lead of two oppo
nents. Sumter L. Lowry, sr., and J.
Hardin Peterson. In their campaigns
all advocated a referendum on the pro
hibition issue. Returns from 119 pre
cincts of the 373 in the district gave
Drane 6,166, LowTy, 2,683; Peterson,
Representative Tom Yon. advocate
of retention and enforcement of the
prohibition laws, took the lead today
over two champions of a referendum
as returns were counted from 134 pre
cincts out of 283 in the third district.
The count stood: Yon. 4.510: Mil
lard Caldwell, 4,328; R. G. Patterson,
Sears Gains Lead.
W. J. Sears, former fourth district
Representative, pulled out ahead of
John T Alsop. Jacksonville mayor, in
the race for Representative from the
State at large.
The vote from 325 precincts out of
1.283 in the State showed Sears, 11.208,
and Alsop, 10.696.
Trailing them came three other can
didates for the congressional seat. W.
D. Bell, with 5.165 votes; Asher Frank
with 2,181, and Lester W. Jennings with
Alsop and Sears made prohibition
referendum a plank in their platforms,
while Frank and Jennings advocated
outright repeal, and Bell campaigned as
a staunch dry.
Former Gov. John W. Martin is lead
ing seven other candidates for the
gubernatorial nomination. Returns from
511 of the State’s 1.283 precincts placed
him 4.552 votes ahead of his opponents.
Cites Bigger Democratic Vote in Sev
eral State Elections.
Jouett Shousc. chairman of the Dem
ocratic National Executive Committee,
issued a statement saying that if yes
iContinued on Page 3, Column 3.)
Makes Perfect Flight After Only
Seven Hours' Instruction.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, June 8 (/P).—
Dreams behind a "5-and-10" counter
have come true for 18-year-old Mary
Ann Campana, clerk in a downtown
store here. Today she is Youngstown's
first aviatrix.
After only seven hours’ flying In
struction, bought with nickels and dimes
earned at the counter, Miss Campana
■Vide her first solo flight in a little
monoplane at Municipal Airport. Her
instructor said she made a perfect take
off and landing.
La Follette Leads Move to
Reconsider Plan Lost by
Harrow Margin.
Green and Flaherty Make Final
Plea Against 10 Per Cent
Pay Cut.
With only a few votes needed to
change the result, advocates of the fur
lough plan as a substitute for the flat
10 per cent pay cut for nearly all Fed
eral and District workers will seek an
other roll call on that issue before the
general economy bill goes through its
final parliamentary stages today.
The furlough plan lost yesterday by
the slender margin of 41 to 36. A
change of three votes would reverse the
outcome. The result either way. there
fore. is likely to be close.
Senator La Follette, Republican, of
Wisconsin, will sponsor the movement
to obtain another test of sentiment on
the furlough method in lieu of a flat
pay cut. The first vote will come on his
motion to reconsider yesterday’s action
This is believed to be the last con
troversial subject to be disposed of, fol
lowing which the Senate may vote
quickly on the final passage of the bill.
Another Chance in Conference.
Even if the 10 per cent pay cut on
all salaries of $1,000 or more is sus
tained again, there would still remain
the chance to modify this in conference
since the House adopted a much more
liberal salary provision, which allowed
an exemption of $2,500 on all salaries,
with an 11 per cent cut from that part
of the salary above that figure. The
House could either accept the Senate's
more drastic pay cut, or work out some
compromise in conference. The fur
lough plan would mean a salary cut of
only 8.3 per cent, and would apply only
to salaries of more than $1,200.
William Green, president of the
American Federation of Labor, last
night issued an appeal for the fur
lough plan in preference to the hori
zontal pay cut.
"It is my opinion.** his statement
said, “that the five-day work week-fur
lough plan for Government employes,
surrounded with such safeguard's as la
bor's friends in Congress might be able
to impose, would be much more pref
erable and advantageous to Federal em
ployes and to labor generally than a
horizontal reduction in salaries and
v Flaherty Makes Plea.
At the same time Thomas P. Flaherty,
secretary-treasurer of the National Fed
eration of Post Office Clerks, also came
out for the furlough plan as more ac
ceptable, if employes must accept one
or the other. He emphasized that it
means a wider diffusion of available
work, and maintenance of existing wage
"There is a serious unemployment sit
uation in the postal service, of which
the public knows little," Mr. Flaherty
added. “Twenty thousand substitute
clerks and carriers are virtually with
out work due to the falling off in mail
ings. The furlough plan, provided serv
ice is given to the public at present
rtandards, should provide work oppor
tunities for these substitutes, many of
whom are in actual distress, and are
being supported and aided by other em
Large Reduction in Savings,
As the economy bill stood at adjourn
ment last night, the savings contained
in it had been reduced from $238,
605.000. as reported from committee, to
Most of this reduction in estimated
savings occurred when the Senate late
yesterday adopted the motion of Sen
ator Brattcn. Democrat, of New Mex
ico, striking out provisions which would
have curtailed war veterans’ allowances
to the extent of $48,000,000. When the
10 per cent pay cut in Government sal
aries was being voted on several days
ago, the Tydings’ amendment exempt
ing those employes who get less than
$1,000 a year, reduced the estimated
savings cn salaries from $121,050,000 to
approximately $116,500,000.
In other words, much more than half
of the total economies still left in the
bill consisted of the 10 per cent cut in
Government salaries.
Annual Leave Cut.
Among other provisions in the bill
acted on yesterday were:
The section permanently reducing an
nual leave of Government employes from
30 to 15 days was approved, with amend
ments. One would allow unused leave
to be carried forward from year to year.
Another would exempt from the 15-day
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Chinese Provincial Army Engage
ment Reported in Drive to
Crush Bandits.
By the Associated Press.
HANKOW, China. June 8—A great
battle Detween 20.000 brigands and the
provincial army is going on near
Kwangshan, in Southeastern Honan,
the military authorities here reported
Provincial troops of Central China
have launched a campaign to crush the
bandit menace which appears to be en
gulfing a great area of the Yangtze
Valley. Reinforcements, including a
squadron of airplanes, have bees sent
up by the garrisons at Hankow and
Keif eng.
Republican Leader Has Blues at Prospect of Not Getting
to Chicago.
By the Associated Press.
“Jim” Watson of Indiana, the Re
publican leader, has the "blues."
For the first time since 1884, an In
diana Republioan State Convention as
sembled today without Watson on hand.
That isn't the worst. The national
convention opens next week and it looks
as though Watson will not be there for
the first time since 1876.
Republican political conventions, State
and national, without “Jim" Watson are
like world series with Babe Ruth listen
ing in over the radio.
Today's Indiana Republican cona
tion will renominate Watson for an
other term in the Senate. He felt im
pelled by duty as party leader to stick
by his post here.
As a boy Watson sat on his father's
knee at the 1876 national convention.
He was a delegate to the 1888 State
convention and has figured in every
State and national conclave since.
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