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<U S Weather Bureau Forecast.) i ^ y- y ■ 111 ne only evening paper Partly cloudy tonight and tomorrow; /yf |n Washington with the not much change in temperature; gentle M ,n T» asningion W1U1 U1C variable winds. ■ I ■ ■ 1/ Associated Press news Temperatures—Highest. (3, at 6 p.m. ^k H . ■ H yesterday; lowest, 55. at 5 am. today. J H H SeTVlCG. Full on Closing N. Y. Markets, Pages 14 and 15_^^_ Yesterday’s Circulation, 121,527 No. 32,181. ™:>m"s. T'c_Washington, d. c., Thursday, junk 9, 1932—fifty pages. ** <*> M..n. A..oci.t<d pre... two cents. BONUS MARCHERS “DIG IN,” REIECTING OFFERS OF POLICE TO PROVIDE RIDES Police End Supervisory Meas ures. Turning Food Funds Over to Committee Picked by Veterans. BOXING SHOW RAISES ' $2,500 FOR TREASURY Check by Officials Shows 6,884 Are in Billets Today. With Men De termined to Stay in Capital Until Congress Acts—Stephan Offers Use of Camp Simms. The steadily growing ranks of the bonus army today were "dig ging in” for what appeared to be a permanent siege of the National Captial. after declining good-nat uredly, but emphatically, the offer of police authorities to show them the way to go home. A fleet of District of Columbia trucks, placed at the disposal of the veterans this morning under the "voluntary evacuation” plan of municipal officials, went beg ging for passengers. The only volunteers for the re treat were three dummies, made of old clothes stuffed with straw, whom the vociferous veterans of fered as proxies. The dummies remained in camp. ronce r,na r.norts. Policy accepted the develop ments philosophically, and washed their hands cf all supervisory measures except regular activities looking to preservation of order. The commissary today was in charge of B. E. F. officials, as was also the treasury—enriched by S2.500 raised at a boxing benefit show in Griffith Stadium last night. Food supplies filtered in from various private sources. A police check-up of the camps this morning at 10:30 o’clock revealed the following numb rs at each camp: Anaccstia, 6,058; Twelfth and D streets southwest. 191: Seventh and L streets southwest. 150; Eighth and Ij streets southeast, 460; 905 I street, 25.' Total 6.884. Giassford Rut BUM"*—** ! Chief of Police Glassford later issued ft statement saving the police were not surprised at failure of the truck pla®, and telling of arrangements being ma-w tor more camp space. •'Trucks were made available at vari ous billets this morning,” the state ment said, ''and an organization from the Police Department provided to evacuate such out-of-town veterans as desire to return toward their homes, together with iood for at least one day's travel. The trucks were pro vided by the District of Columb'a and arrangements made with Gov. AT>ert C. Ritchie of Maryland to continue the transportation of the out-of-town vet erans through tiro State of Maryland. The trucks provided by the District of Columbia government were sufficient to transport all the out-of-town vet erans in the city. in carrying tnrougn tins plan mere was no expectation that the visiting veterans would take advantage of this oportunity to leave th- Capital. The plan was carried out with two purposes in view: ill To show the residents of the District of Columbia that plans existed and facilities are available for transporting toward their homes from the District the bonus expeditionary force, r.nd i2i to show the veterans themselves that the Government of the District of Columbia has these plans and facilities. This undoubtedly will have an effect. Camp Simms Offered. “Gen. Anton Stephan has offered the facilities of Camp Simms for use as .. billet. A survey is being made of the camo now with a view to ascertain what part of the reservation can be utilized and the number of veterans it can accommodate. A preliminary esti mate is 500. Kitchen and shower baths are available. The organization having been turned over to the veter ans today, this camp is being offered to them and it will he up to them as to whether or not they put anyone over there, but it is believed that Ana rostia Park is becoming overcrowded. Surveys to locate other suitable camp sites are being made this morning in the general vicinity of Anacostia Park ” Asked what the Commissioners would do now that the bonus marchers have i Continued on Page 2, Column 1.) Veterans Cheer Cox Who Urges Them to Stay in Washington Thousands of veterans at the bonus army camp at Anacostia this afternoon loudly cheered Father James K. Cox of Pittsburgh when he asked in a fiery speech. "Who owns this land of ours. Herbert Hoover, Inc., or the common people?" Father Cox. leader of the army of unemployed which visited Washington last Winter came here today by air plane upon the invitation of the Penn sylvania contingent in camp to address the veterans. "First of all,” the Catholic priest said. “I have been accused of having asssrted that, you fellows should break camp at once and go home as there was noth ing to be accomplished. That is false, for I want you fellows to stay here until the bonus is paid.” Toe veterans cheered wildly and urged him to go on with his speech. He said he hated the word “bonus.” “Why. it's meaning doesn't even stand for poor back wages,” he asserted. Pays Wilson Tribute. “They try to make out that you are radicals ” he shouted, "but you love tnat old flag today as you did when you answered the bugle call back in 1917.” He attacked the Hoover administra tion, ana palu a glowing tribute to president Wilson, which the veterans received with a cheer. “They can pay you the bonus." Father Cox shouted. “This crowd in Wash ington can, and don't you worry about that. “The encampment here is the only .(^Continued on Page 2, Column 8.) FOWLER DECLARES CAMP MENACE TO CITY’S HEALTH Conference Called to Work Out Plan to Handle Situation. OUTBREAK IS FEARED Veterans’ Bureau Fails to Respond to Plea for Assistance Health conditions at the Anacostia veterans' camp are “frightful,” Health Officer William C. Fowler declared to day. He described them as the most serious menace to the health of the District of Columbia since he has been its health officer. Dr. Fowler is seeking a coi ference with Supt. of Police Glassford today in an effort to work out a solution of the problem. Asked what solution he had in mind, he replied that at the mo ment h° has not the slightest Idea. Dr. Fowler has made several per sonal inspections of the camp and in addition has had inspectors? from the Health Department constantly there. The conditions under which the men UR. WILLIAM C. FOWLER. live make for the breeding of flies, he said which will quickly transmit poisonous germs lrom open latrines to the men's food While there has been no outbreak yet. Dr. Fowler said conditions are ~ (Continued on Page 2, Column 3.) PAID IS CLEARED EOR RELIEF BILES IN BOWSES Wheat and Cotton Proposals and Loans to States Are Fushed. Relief legislation forged to the fore front of Congressional attention today, with moves in both Senate and House aimed to help the hungry. The House Rules Committee assured an early opportunity for the House as a whole to vote on the Fulmer bill to use 40,000.000 bushels of Farm Board wheat and 500.000 bales of its cotton for the destitute. The Senate Agriculture Committee unanimously decided to sanction the Me Nary resolution, which boosts the wheat to be made available to 50. 000.000 bushels. The wheat already allotted amounts to 40.000,000 bushels, most of which has been used. A preferred legislative status in the House also was voted for the Senate . bill allowing the Reconstruction Finance Corporation to mtke loans for crop planting and cultivation. Warns of Drastic Procedure. And in the Senate the Democratic leader. Robinson of Arkansas, warned 1 he was ready to invoke drastic procedure to get the Senate tomorrow to take up the emergency $300,000,000 bill for loans to States to help the unemployed. Chairman Reed of the Military Affairs Committee had refused to be a party to a unanimous consent agreement to take the measure up then, pending disposi tion of the Army supply bill. Then it was that Robinson served notice he would move to consider the proposition tomorrow if the Army ap propriation is not approved by that time. Early House action Is expected on the wheat-cotton measure, which has the support of the Democratic leadership. Additional Grain Needed. Chairman Payne of the Red Cross has let Congress know the first 40.000. 000 bushels of wheat will be exhausted by September and additional grain will be needed to carry on the work. Chairman Jones of the Agriculture ( Committee, in seeking a rule allowing early disposition of the bill, testified to j those who could grant the rule that the cotton called for can be used to make i clothing for the jobless—under agree- 1 merit with cotton mills. Military camps to provide shelter and food for tile unemployed were suggested ‘ today by Representative Lankford in a statement appearing in the Congres sional Record. The Virginia Republican proposed that Farm Board wheat be used and that the Reconstruction Finance Cor- ' poration be empowered to lend sufficient funds for building and maintaining the camps. Many Fund Bills Pend. Appropriation bills are piled high in the Senate and every one has to be passed before Ccngres can adjourn. But with the existing agreement to act soon on the bill authorizing loans totaling S300.000.000 to States for relief, the Democrats sought to lose no more time on it than necessary. The entire relief program of the party, which includes another bill for a $500,000,000 bond issue for public works and a $1,500,000,000 expansion of the (Continued on Page 2, Column 8.) -— STOCK PROBE HALTED Resumption of the Senate Banking Committee's stock market investigation was postponed today by Chairman Norbeck until next week. The committee had planned to con tinue its inquiry this week, but Norbeck said William A. Gray, counsel, would not be here. Paper Signed by Mrs. Mc Lean Approves Delivery to “Neil Williams.” Counsel for Gaston B. Means, on trial in District Supreme Court on fraud charges, sprang a surprise today when they produced a note signed by Mrs. Eval.vn Walsh McLean authorizing Means to turn over $100,000 to the sup posed kidnapers of the Lindbergh baby. Means is charged specifically with embezzling this $100,000 and an addi tional $4,000 expense money from Mrs. McLean after she had commissioned him to approach the kidnapers of the child in an effort to secure its return. The note, written in Aiken, S. C., last March 23, read as follows: Authorization Given. "This is your authorization to turn over to Neil Williams the $100,000 in your custody. tSignedj Evalyn Walsh McLean. ’ Mrs. McLean said Means told her that Willianjs trusted him. but that some of the other kidnapers did not, and he needed the note to show- them. Williams has also been identified dur ing the trial as "the Fox" and as "No. 19." Yesterday Mrs. McLean had testified that she had expected Means to give this money only to a Catholic priest who figured in the case. United States Attorney Leo A. Rover asked that the note be impounded with the clerk of the court. This request was agreed to by defense attorneys. T. Morris Wampler and J. William Tomlinson. Mrs. McLean was cross-examined by Wampler at some length concerning a "knock-out powder” she said yesterday she gave Means to use on the kidnapers in El Paso. Tex. Mrs. McLean testified on direct examination that she urged Means to use the powder after he had suggested killing "The Fox." Feared for Own Safety. Today she said she took the powder to El Paso with her for her own pro tection from kidnapers. "I knew these were dangerous men." she said, “and as I was going near the border I was afraid they might get me.” She said she carried the powder in a fountain pen and intended to use it if necessary to protect herself. "Do you know what kind of powder it was?” Wampler asked. "No.”* "Was it cyanide of potassium?” "I have no idea what it was. I'm sure it wasn't that.” Mrs. McLean also testified that she asked Means to drop his negotiations with Col. M. Robert Guggenheim, a friend of Col Lindburgh. It developed yesterday that Means had sought to as sume the role of intermediary in the kidnaping case through Col. Guggen heim. She also said she had requested a friend of her to telepnone Col. Gug genheim and ask him to stop negotiat ing with Means. Mrs. McLean explained she believed thejihancesjjf getting the (Continued on Page 2, Column 77) MASCAGNI ROBBED LEGHORN. Italy. June 9 (/P).—Pietro Mascagni, composer of "Cavalleria Rusticana” and other operas, learned today that during the night burglars had entered his villa, a treasure house of medals and other valuable gifts, but apparently were frightened away before they had gathered much loot. Neighbors noticed an open window and called Mascagni from a hotel where he is living temporarily. When he checked up he found he had lost a gold clock, a silver loving cup and two dozen silver wine goblets. ARMY SHELTER AND PROTECTION ASKED FOR BONUS PETITIONERS Representative Keller Presents Resolution Citing War Service and Legal Rights of Visitors Here. In order that bona fide war veterans in the bonus army may have shelter and protection from disease. Repre sentative Keller, Democrat, of Illinois, today presented in the House a joint resolution directing the Secretary of War to provide tents, cots, blankets. Army kitchen equipment and mess kits in whatever quantity is required to shelter suitably and feed all ex-service men who received honorable discharges between April 6, 1917, and July 2, 1921. The resolution provides this equip ment should be made available until three days after the present session of Congress ends. It emphasizes that the* condition tinder which the ro-called bonus advocates in Washington are being forced to live constitutes a menace not only to the health of these men but to the entire community. I It points out also that “these men are here in a lawful pursuit of their rights to petition the Congress to pass legislation in which they gre interested, 4 and that these men have all served their country honorably in time of its greatest need, and that the Secretary of War is reported to have refused to provide tents, cots and blankets un less directed to do so by Congress.” Representative Keller said, ‘'No mat ter how individual members of Congress feel about the payment of the bonus at this time, nor, however much some of them may resent the pressure which they feel these men are attempting to bring upon them. I cannot conceive of any one who 14 years ago cheered these men on their way to war (and they all did) could now be so heartless as to deny these same men shelter and pro tection from disease.” A resolution calling on the War De partment to issue Army rations to un employed veterans was introduced by Senator Brookhart, Republican, of Iowa. The rations v—uld be distributed in such manner as the Secretary of War should determine. D. C. SUPPLY BILL MAY GET ACTION Bingham Committee’s Report Provides for Increase of $3,875,918. RESTORES MANY MAJOR i ITEMS HOUSE CUT OUT $600,000 Local Relief Fund and $778,000 for Municipal Center Work Included. Containing many important itrtns the House had disallowed, the District ap propriation bill for the coming fiscal year is awaiting action in the Senate late today or tomorrow, having been re ported from the Appropriations Com mittee by Senator Bingham, Republi can, of Connecticut, with its total in creased from $39,913,810 to $43,789,728. This is an increase of $3,875,918 As previously announced by Senator Bingham, the bill recommends that the Federal contribution for the next fiscal year be placed at $8,550,000, which the Appropriations Committee arrived at by applying to the current lump sum of $9,500,000 a 10 per cent cut. The Sen ate figure, however, is $2,050,000 more than the House allowed, when, earlier in the session, it slashed Uncle Sam's obligation to the Capital City down to $6,500,000. Thus the Senate took into account the desire of Congress to curtail Fed eral expenses In view of present condi tions, but at the same time recognized the widespread contention of injustice in the drastic cut made by the House. Financial experts figured that on the basis of the appropriations recommend ed to the Senate the District would face a deficit of approximately $1,650. 000 at the close of the 1933 fiscal year, which probably would be entirely offset by the 8 3 per cent reduction in salaries under the furlough plan which would be established by the economy bill. In other words, if the furlough plan is finally approved by Congress, the Dis trict will be able to balance its 1933 pudget through salary reductions. In Line With Policy. The report filed with the bill by Sen ator Bingham stated that the Federal contribution of $8,550,000 recommended for the coming year does not represent an equitable settlement of the issue In normil times, but is in line with the 10 per cent reduction policy that has been followed on other appropriation bills. Referring to the recommendation on | the Federal contribution for the coming fiscal year, the committee report on the : bill filed by Senator Bingham stated: "The committee recommends that the Federal contribution toward the ex I penses of the District of Columbia be j fixed a_t_ $8,550,000 instead of $8,500,000 ! as recommended by ttaw*Iouse and $9 - I 500,000 as carried in the current law. j The amount as recommended for the ] orning fiscal year does not reflect an ; equitable settlement of the question of fiscal relations between the United j States and the District of Columbia in , normal times, but is in accord with the 1 general practice of reducing Federal ! expenditures by 10 per cent." Among the more important Items ' added to the House bill by the Senate I committee were: The $600,000 for relief to Washingto i nians who are unemployed or otherwise in distress because of the existing emergency, to be expanded by the'Board of Public Welfare. This expenditure of District funds was recommended by the President and the Commissioners and supported by virtually all civic, trade and welfare organizations. Toward the construction of the first unit of the Municipal Center develop ment, $778,000. Construction of a new bridge across Rock Creek at P street, which is essen tial to the progress of the Rock Creek and Potomac connecting parkway, $250,000. Various school items totaling $366,089 were restored, including $100,000 for a building in Foxhall Village and several repair and equipment allowances for other schools. Library Allowed $75,000. i For a building for the Georgetown ! Branch Library, $75,000 was allowed. For the maintenance of parks, in cluding care .and preservation of trees and shrubs, the Senate added $125,000 by increasing the general expense allow ance for public works from $500,000 to §625.000. Another important step taken by the Senate committee was to strike from the bill the House limitation, known as the Collins amendment, which would prevent the National Capital Park and Planning Commission from spending for park development approximately $800. 000 remaining on hand from prior ap propriations under the Capper-Cramton park bill. The House restriction, if en i acted, would tie the hands of the Park Commission so that it could not use this available sum to buy land. _Although the water service is^inanced (Continued on Page 3, Column 2.) TAMPERED SAFE PROBED ! IN APARTMENT RUINS Amateur Yeggs May Have Caused Nitro Explosion, Officials Be lieve as Toll Beaches 11. By the Associated Press. CLEVELAND. June 9.—Evidence that a charge of nitroglycerine, set off by amateur safecrackers, may have caused the disastrous Ellington Apartments fire was being investigated today, while the death toll mounted. The eleventh body, that of an un identified elderly woman, was taken from the debris early today. Firemen were kept digging in the ruins for the bodies of three women still listed as missing. Safety Director Prank J. Merrick said apparently the vault of the Cleve land Savings <fe Loan Co., located in the street floor of the downtown build ing, had been tampered with. SINGER ENDS HER LIFE Mrs. Alice Mersereau Gained Fame as “Yum Yum” In Mikado. RIDGEWOOD, N. J., June 9 (4>).— Mrs. Alice Mersereau, widely known 50 vears ago when she sang soprano roles in Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas, was found dead at her home here last night. Police said she had committed suicide by inhaling gas. She was 77 years old. Her husband died a year ago and a son, Ross, died about two years ago in California. She was particularly well known for her work as “Yum Yum" In "The Mikado.” A r^'^c^£k' BEWARE THE IDES OF JUNE! RASKOB WIPES OUT DEMOCRATS' DEBT Committee Reports Two Notes Anticipating Victory Fund Drive Canceled. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, June 9—John J. Raskob. Democratic national chairm3n. it was learned today, has wiped off the slate $100,000 owed him by the Democratic National Committee and has thus con verted into an outright gift his $100,000 pledge which was to have been paid on completion of the $1,500,000 victory drive. A report of the assistant treasurer of . the national committee, hied with the clerk of the House of Representatives in Washington today, revealed that Raskob had canceled and surrendered two promissory notes of the committee , for $50,009 each. The report covers the period from March 1 to May 31. Still Owes $120,250. The report showed that the committee still owes R3skob $120,250 and that the deficit between Match 1 and May 31 was reduced from S786.117 to $559,358 Included in the deficit, according to the report, is the sum of $433,767 in notes held by the County Trust Co. of New York The County Trust Co. in March filed suits to collect $50,000 and $20,000. re spectively. from Timothy J. Mara and Patrick F Kenny, a Yonkers plumbing contractor, who replied with charges that they never received the money, but that they were amorg nine friends of Alfred E. Smith who in the Autumn of 1928 signed a blanket n:te for $225,000 to cover up "illegal contributions" from the bank to his campaign fund. The two notes, it was said at the committee’s headquarters today, are included in the $433,767 in notes held by the County Trust Co. At the time Mara and Kenny made their charges Raskob pledged himself to make good on them. Spent $258,026 in Three Months. Against its $559,358 deficit on May 31 the party had a cash balance of $117, 627. the report showed, and expenditures during the three-month period had totaled $258 026. Contributions from March 1 to May j 31 amcunted to $229,158 and the com | mittee on May 31 had $109,235 in un paid pledges, including a pledge of $75,000 from the Chicago Citizens’ Com mittee. The contributions included 5 of $5,000 each, 1 of $3,000, 10 of $2,000 each. 16 ranging between $1,000 and $2,000, and 18 between $500 and $1,000. The $5,000 contributions were given by Melvin A. Traylor of Chicago, fre quently mentioned as a possible presi dential nominee; Ira Nelson Morris and Robert F. Carr of Chicago and R. R. Young and Morton L. Schwartz of New York. The Marion City and county Demo cratic organization of Marion. Ind., contributed $3,000. Gifts of $2,000 Each. The following made gifts of $2,000 each; W. N. Reynolds, Winston-Salem, N. C.: Morris Vehon, Chicago; L. P. Bonfoey. Quincy. 111.; Bowman Gray and James A. Gray, Winston-Salem, N. C.; Col. Joseph M. Hartfield, New Ydrk; S. Clay Williams, Winston Salem, N. C.; S. Porry Lauks, York, Pa.; and Charles R. Crane and Pierre S. Dupont of New York. Dupont’s gift Is in addition to a contribution of (Continued on Page 4, Column 67) DEFENDER DEPORTED BY HARLAN DEPUTIES Member of National Committee Is Taken to County line After Acting as Trial Observer. By the Associated Press. CHICAGO. June 9 —Herbert Mahler, secretary of the Federal Defense Com mittee, said today the committee's rep resentatives in Harlan County, W. S. Burroughs, was deported from Harlan last night. Burroughs telegraphed from Whites burg, Ky., an adjoining county seat, that there was no physical violence. Burroughs was an observer for the General Defense Committee at the mur dar trial of Elzie Phillips, colored miner, indicted after the May 5 clash between jobless miners and deputy sheriffs in the hills outside of Evarts. Burroughs reported that deputy sheriffs of Harlan County forced him to accompany them acfoss the county line and ordered him not to return. Radio Program! on Page C-3 Surrenders HARRY rtmilEM.' '41 FLEISHER GIVES UP i Refuses to Answer Questions After Surrender to De troit Police. By the Associated Press. DETROIT. June 9—Harry Fleisher. sought for many months in connection with the Lindbergh baby kidnaping and Detroit’s Collingwood apartment mas sacre. surrendered at 10:20 a m. today, arriving at police headquarters accom panied by two attorneys. Fleisher appeared extremely nervous. He held a handkerchief over his face, as though expecting to face newspaper photographers, but none was in the room when he arrived. He was taken to the office of prose cutor Harry S. Toy. in the same build ing. The prosecutor went into confer ence with Fleisher and his attorneys and said he would remain in confer ence for at least an hour. Later Fleisher came from the prose cutor’s office, seemingly less nervous, and posed for photographers. He re fused to answer questions. "Where did you get that tan. in Texas or in Canada?" he was asked. Fleisher shrugged his shoulders. "Did you have anything to do with the Lindbergh kidnaping?" he was asKea. Again he shrugged his shoulders and said nothing. Prosecutor Toy said he had instructed police to notify Federal authorities of Fleisher’s arrest. He said Fleisher had been sought on a charge of violating the Federal prohibition laws. He also stated that Fleisher would be arraigned Friday in Recorders Court on a war rant outstanding for several months, charging him with complicity in the Collingwood massacre. STAND ON DRY LAW j —. ... - - - -.^...1 Referendum or Resubmission; Plank Seen Inevitable as Convention Nears. BY G. GOULD LINCOLN. S afT Correspondent of The Star. CHICAGO, 111.. June 9 —Prohibition 1 and what the Republican National Con vention shall do about it was the one ! absorbing topic of the G. O. P. chief- j tains as they gathered here today for 1 meetings of the Committee on Arrange merits and of the Republican National 1 Committee itself. Members of the ccmmittee declared 1 today that a referendum or resubmis sion plank was •'inevitable.” Indicating the strength of the tide which has been flowing in recent weeks toward the anti prohibition shore. This view was taken by committeemen from such dry States as Kansas and Iowa. David J. Mulvane. national commit teeman from Kansas, while he looks for some kind of a resubmission plank, believes that it would be "fatal” for the Republican party to adopt a plank de claring for outright repeal of the eighteenth amendment, such as some of the wet Republican leaders are now clamoring for. James R. Garfield, presumptive chair man of the Rules Committee, is ex pected to lay before that committee, I when it is organized, after the conven tion meets, a skeleton draft for the party's platform. A great effort is be ing made this year to keep the platform to moderate length, a length which will encourage the voters to read it and be come familiar with it. He is reported to be at work now with experts in the draft of platform, after his consulta tion with Republican leaders in Wash mg tun. Next In interest to the prohibition plank in the party platform to the members of the national committee is the selection of a chairman of the na tional committee to succeed Senator Fess of Ohio, when he steps out of office. In the gossip today regarding a successor to Senator Fess appeared for the first time the name of Mr. Gar field. also of Ohio. Mr. Garfield, son of President Garfield, and Secretary of the Interior in the Roosevelt cabinet, has been in political eclipse in recent years, practicing law in Cleveland. President Hoover, it was said, has not succeeded so far in finding an out standing business man of the Middle West to take the job of running the national campaign as chairman of the committee. Many of the members of the National Committee would be de- I lighted if Gen. Charles G. Dawes could be persuaded to take the chairmanship. (Continued on Page 4. Column 3.) -• BOY BANDIT SHOOTS TWO ATLANTA, June 9 C45).—An 18-year old boy shot two men in a restaurant robbery here early today and played hide and seek with police in a hotel lobby and the corridors of public build ings for four hours, but they finally caught him on a roof. He gave his name as W. V. Knight of West Palm Beach. Fla., and con fessed. but blamed drunkenness for his actions. CHILD, 10, IS KILLED IN AUTO CRASH WHILE BEING TAKEN TO HOSPITAL Second Accident Within Few Minutes Proves Fatal. Four Others Injured. i While she was being taken to Sibley Hospital because of Injuries received in an earlier accident in front of St. Martin’s School, 10-year-old Helen Langstream was almost instantly killed shortly after noon today when the au tomobile in which she was riding col lided with a truck at North Capitol street and New York avenue. The child, the daughter of Henry L. Langstream, 48 S street, was virtually decapitated when the sedan turned over, throwing her through a window and beneath the car. A short while before she had been struck while play ing ball in front of the school by the machine bearing her to the hospital. Four others were hurt in the second accident, three of these being youths who had been rushing the child to the hospital. The fourth person injured was the driver of the truck, Morris Genus. 34. colored, of the ICO block of Rhode Island avenue. The driver of the sedan was William Higgins. 18. of Randolph place north cast, who had picked up the girl and placed her in his sedan immediately after she was first Injured. One com panion, Frederick Gardner, 2700 block 1 of Fourth street northeast, stood on the running board of the car, waving his handkerchief as a warning, while Hig gins sounded his horn. Another com panion, Rex Moe, 209 Ascot place northeast, was in the back seat of the car with the injured girl. All three of the youths were injured, Gardner the most seriously. All were treated at Sibley Hospital. Genus, who is said to be employed by a bakery company as a truck driver, suffered a broken collarbone and shock. He was treated at Emergency Hospital. Louis Honigman. 3500 block of Center street, who was in the truck with Genus, was not injured. At the time of the crash, the Higgins car was traveling south on North Capi tol street, its horn sounding constantly and Gardner waving a warning. The bakery truck was proceeding east cn New York avenue. A third car. operated by a taxicab driver, barely missed hitting the sedan. Witnesses said that had he done so it probably would have prevented the Higgins car from turning over. The father cf the dead girl is listed in the City Directory as a deliveryman for a laundry company here. HOUSE DISAGREES Leaders Plan to Separate Economy Program and Appropriation Bill. SANDLIN SEES SPEEDY END TO DIFFERENCES - y Prominent Members Indicate They Will Oppose Any Pay Cut Plan. The House today disagreed to Sen ate amendments to the general economy bill embodying the furlough plan and savings estimated at from $125,000,000 to $150,000,000, and speedily sent the measure to conference for differences to be ironed. At the same time, it was learned the House leadership plans to separate the controversial economy program from the legislative appropriation bill, about which there is little controversy. The economy program, under a special rule, was joined with the legislative appro priation bill in the House and went through the Senate as a part of the legislative appropriation bill. Under unanimous consent, the House sent the entire measure to conference shortly after noon with a statement by Chairman Sandlin of the subcommittee In charge of this bill that al! differ ences between the Senate and House can be adjusted within 30 minutes. Among the diiferences is a desire on the part of the House to continue in service several veteran employes v,hem the Senate thought should be retired. The House conferees named were Rep resentatives Sandlin, Louisiana, and Ludlow, Indiana, both Democrats, and Hardy. Colorado, Republican. Representative La Guardia. Republic an, New York, who has led several suc cessful campaigns in the present Con gress. today declared against the fur lough plan. Some prominent members of the House declared they will vote persistently against any pay cut for Government employes. Passed by 38-to-35 Vote. The vote by which the Senate sub stituted the administration furlough plan for the flat 10 per cent pay cut just before the economy measure passed late yesterday was 38 to 35. Only 24 hours before the Senate had rejected the furlough idea, and it looked then as though the 10 per cent cut would stay in the bill as finally passed. Senator La Follette. Republican, of Wisconsin, had entered a motion to reconsider, however, and that motion carried, 36 to 33. This brought the issue back before the Senate, and also was an advance indication that a change had taken place since Tuesday sufficient to write the furlough into the bill in place of the flat cut. The furlough plan is equivalent to a salary reduction of 8.3 per cent. It means that annual employes who re ceive more than $1,200 a year would be required to take a furlough of one calendar month during the coming fiscal year, or for such periods as shall in the aggregate be equivalent to that. It states that 24 working da's (count ing Saturday as half a day) shall be considered the equivalent of a calen dar month. An amendment by Senator Lr Follette stipulates, however, that no employe shall be required to take more than five days for furlough in one month without his consent. Rights to Leave Suspended. The plan provides that all rights to annual leave with pay are suspended during the coming fiscal year. In other words, the furlough plan contemplates taking one month of leave without pay. For per diem workers who get more than $1,200 a year, the furlough plan means a five-day week, with compensa tion fixed at ten-elevenths of that now received for a week of five-and-a-half days. It provides that no officer or employe shall be exempted from the provisions of the furlough plan, except where the public service requires a position to be continuously filled, and a suitable sub stitute can not be provided, and then only when authorized in writing by the President. Members of the House and Senate, including the Speaker and Vice Presi dent, would receive a 10 per cent pay cut. in lieu of the furlough, and em ployes in the legislative branch of the Government would be cut 8 3 per cent the equivalent of the furlough. Police and Firemen Exempt. Members of the police and fire de partments of the District were exempted from the furlough plan. For rural carriers in the postal ser vice. it provides that their payments for equipment maintenance shall be three-eights of the present allowances. As to employes generally, the fur lough plan is limited to the fiscal year beginning July 1. but for the members of a number of Government boards and commissions the plan calls for perma nent salary reductions that would bring them down to $10,000 a year. The plan also authorizes the Treas ury Department to accept voluntary re mittances of portions of pay from those officials, such as judges, whose com pensation cannot be reduced bv law during their tenure of office under the Constitution. While the furlough plan applies only above $1,200 and is equivalent to a reduction of 8.3 per cent, the plan which it displaced in the Senate bill would have applied a flat 10 per cent pay cut to all employes receiving $1,000 or more a year. House Rejected Plan. Members of the special bipartisan subcommittee that worked on the econ cmy bill with the flat pay cut as its (.Continued on Page 3, Column 5J POSSE SEEKS THREE IN SLAYING AT PRISON % __ Convicts Escaped After Killing Guard at Farm in Raleigh, N. C. By the Associated Press. RALEIGH, N. C., June 9.—A hurriedly gathered posse today was searching Wake County for three prison farm con victs who escaped after killing a guard. An automobile used by the trio was found abandoned near where residents reported seeing men in stripes yesterday. It is about six miles from the Cary prison farm, where D. H. Brantley, prison steward, was shot after the prisoners used him as a shield to leave the stockade. The fugitives are Jamei Autry of Fayetteville, Dud Travis, Hickory, and Robert Cook, Waynes boro, Kjr,