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V I i —
G. O. P. Recesses
to Let States
Study Plank.
Power Regulation
Proposal Also
CHICAGO. Convention Hall, !
June 15.—The Republican Nation
al Convention will deal with the
prohibition question at session
opening at 8 o'clock tonight.
Recess was taken soon after 1
p m. today until that hour to give
the State delegations an oppor
tunity to mull over the prohibi
tion plank which will be given to
them this afternoon by the Reso
lutions Committee.
The early plan had been to have
the convention meet at 4 p.m. to
deal with the platform.
Vice President Curtis’ stock for
renomination took a great jump
forward here today, when it was
learned that Gen. Charles G.
Dawes had definitely declined to
accept a nomination for Vice
President if the convention offered
It to him.
The opposition to Curtis is scurrying
around to find another candidate, with
Dawes out of the picture. But the pre
dictions are that Curtis will be re
Organization Perfected.
The convention today perfected
permanent organization and listened to
the speech of Representative Bertrand ,
Snell of New York. Republican leader
of the House, denouncing the Demo
crats and praising the Hoover admin- j
Istration. before it quit until tonight.
Senator Fess. chairman of the Na- :
tional Committee, after consultation
with Garfield, chairman of the Resolu- |
tions Committee, announced that the j
prohibition plank would not be ready j
for the State delegations until 6 pm. j
The platform, it was learned, will I
conta.n a strong plank denouncing Re
publicans who failed to stand by the
party. It is aimed particularly at j
insurgents like Senator Norris of
Nebraska, who has given support to a
Democratic candidate over a Repub
The Committee on Resolutions is con
sidering a plank also to provide for
Federal regulation of electric power
that goes into interstate commerce. Such ,
a plank. It was raid, might be designed
to make the power issue ineffective if
brought against the Republicans by j
Gov Roosevelt of New York, if he be
the Democratic nominee for President.
Nominations of President and Vice
President candidates are scheduled for
tomorrow providing, of course, it has
been found possible in the interim to
adopt the platform on which the candi
dates are expected to stand. Whether
these nominations are worth anything
may depend on the outcome of the fight
over prohibition: on the character of
the liquor plank.
President Hoover faces a contest for
renomination with former Senator
Joseph I. France of Maryland, and Vice
President Curtis is face to face with a
desperate fight for renomination. The
contest of France against the Presi
dent is regarded by the great majority
of the delegates as a mere academic
matter, with the President as good as
Snell Permanent Chairman.
The convention yesterday perfected
A permanent organization, electing
Representative Bertrand Snell of New
"York. Republican leader of the House,
permanent chairman. It was Mr.
Snell s turn to sound the tocsin. He
did it to the Republican taste. What
he said about the Democrats and the
mess they have made of legislation pro
posed by themselves in the House dur
ing the'present Congress was a plenty.
But while he attacked the Democrats,
Mr. Snell's principal emphasis was upon
the ability of the Republican party to
provide stable government and upon
the genius of President Hoover to deal
with the present economic crisis.
“The Republican party.” said Snell,
•'has its plow to the furrow and is not
looking backward. It is now, as ever,
the party of rehabilitation.”_
~~ The way to resume specie payments
after the Civil War was to resume, and
the Republican party accomplished it;
the way to restore prosperity following
Democratic free trade depression was
to open the mills, and the Republican
party did it; the way to establish the
gold standard was to establish it, and
the Republican party did it, and now
the wav to restore good times is to re
store them, and the Republican party
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Three Women Held as Alleged As
sociate of Fred Burke and Gus
Winkler Is Killed.
By the Associated Press.
DETROIT, June 15.—The body ot
Milford Jones, said to have been an
associate of Fred Burke, notorious
gangster, now serving a life term An
prison, was found in a cabaret this
morning, a bullet wound through the
Police questioned Jack Green, pro
prietor of the cabaret, and took into
custody three young women who were
in the place at the time of the shooting
They said the shooting apparently oc
curred about 6 a m.
Fred W. Frahm. chief of detectives,
aaid Jones’ body ivas found slumped
before the bar of the cabaret when
police arrived.
Jones, formerly of St. Louis, was said
by Frahm to have been a companion
of Burke and Gus Winkler, recently
^reed of bank robbery charges.
6No!’ and Means It
Delegates From Every State
Parade Banners During
Snell’s Spsech.
Associated Press Staff Writer.
With a new show of confidence, the
Hoover helmsmen steered the Repub
lican convention unfalteringly today
through a second session, which raised
enthusiasm to the peak of a 20-minute
demonstration for the President.
In old-time fashion, delegates from
every State paraded their banners to
the tune of "California. Here I Come."
singing and clapping their hands,
laughing and yelling, determined, it
seemed, to leave no doubt that this is
a Hoover convention.
Then they got through seme routine
business and adjourned until 8 p.m.,
when the battle over a prohibition plank
is to go to the floor and probably sweep
on far into the night.
bnell bets Off Fireworks.
It was a mention of the President's
name by Representative Snell of New
York, in his inaugural as permanent
chairman of the convention, wmch set
off the Hoover fireworks. After quiet
was restored, Snell went on with a
speech hammering the Democrats in
picturesque phrase and praising Repub
licanism in rounded periods that broke
the big stadium crowd into repeated
The only actual business of the short
morning session was ratification of the
work of several committees. It all went
off with dispatch. Even a credentials
report settling the explosive contro
versy over Southern leadership, and ex
cluding the veteran ''Tieless Joe” Tol
bert of South Carolina from the con
vention. was adopted without a word
of d°bate or a roll call.
Meantime, over in the politics
crammed conference rooms of the Con
gress Hotel on Michigan avenue, the
Platform Committee still wrestled with
prohibition, but nearing the end cf its
It promised a tentative plank would
be ready for distribution to State dele
gations during the afternoon.
The vice presidency remained as
much up in the air as ever, although
the second renunciation by Charles G.
Dawes started at least a momentary
upturn in the stock of Vice President
Representative Snell Appears.
The lusterless aspects of yesterday's
opening session were imprinted in large
degree on the stadium gathering of to
day. Floor and galleries were slow in
filling. For an hour or more before
the gavel tap an almost empty amphi
theater echoed to the rolling notes of
the great pipe organ, playing old fa
Just after 11, Representative Bertrand
Snell of New York, the convention's per
manent chairman, appeared on the
speaker's platform and took a good
look around. He talked with Everett
Sanders of Indiana, the sergeant at
arms, about procedure.
A few others gathered around. Empty
seats were plentiful.
Eleven-thirty passed, and still there
was nothing but conversation and rest
less moving about on platform and
floor, plus more music by the organ,
the band and a Chicago Glee Club in
the gallery.
The platform group of consulting
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LOS ANGELES. June 15 (A1).—Two
men who allegedly shot and killed Mer
ton L. Jenks, middle-aged Beverly Hills
oil and mining man, in an attempted
hold-up late yesterday in the Lanker
shim Park Mountains, were sought by
police today.
Jenks was with Mrs. Helen E. Moffitt
of Venice, Calif., when he was fatally
wounded. Mrs. Moffitt said they were
interested in a real estate deal and had
gone to the mountains to look at the
Definitely Out,
Says Formal
Curtis Is Expected
to Be Named as
By the Associated Press
Charles Gates Dawes, in a for
mal statement, today said he
could not accept the Republican
nomination for the vice presidency
if it were offered him.
The former Vice President, who
concludes today his tenure of of
fice as president of the Recon
struction Finance Corporation,
said he had given the question of
the vice presidency “considered
He made the statement at his'
i home in the Willard Hotel, per- j
sonally telephoning it to the Asso- :
ciated Press.
Appreciates Honor.
' "The situation in the conven
; tion as to the vice presidential
nomination, as reported by the
press this morning, would seem to
call for a more explicit statement
of my attitude,” Mr, Dawes said.
"To have been considered for this
nomination is a high honor ar.d I
appreciate the proffers of support.
I have given the question consid
ered thought. I could not accept
the nomination if made.”
Dawes, who resigned as Ambassador
to Great Britain to head the Recon
struction Finance Corporation, turned
aside the vice presidency in his char-j
I acteristic blunt manner.
He had followed with deep interest |
the continued flow of reports from ,
j Chicago of a growing movement to re- j
| place Vice President Curtis on the Re- :
i publican ticket.
All Reports Set at Rest.
The former Vice President previously |
had denied he was a candidate for the j
position. He felt today's statement
would put at rest all reports he would
accept the post.
He declined to see personally the
newspaper men at the hotel where he
lives, saying when he was "ready to
make a statement” he would tele
phone it.
He first made a rough draft of the
statement, consulting close friends by
telephone on the wording of it.
Opposition Dwindles After Dawes Elim
inates Himself From Race.
CHICAGO. June 15 (tfV—Opposition
to Charles Curtis dwindled today as
word rapidly spread on the convention
floor that Charles G. Dawes would not
accept the vice presidential nomination.
From many quarters it was generally
conceded the Kansan's friends would
have little difficulty now in getting him
the nomination Even Texas, which
took the initiative in supporting Dawes,
i virtually conceded that with Dawes'!
statement in Washington, Curtis would
! be named.
The powerful Illinois delegation went
on record for its favorite son before his
statement w as received. Former Gov
Len Small, friend of Dawes, appeared
surprised when the announcement came
and said, 'Some men change their
| J. F. Lucey of the Texas delegation
I expressed the view that since Dawes
had eliminated himself, there was no
other man on which sentiment could
j crystalize to oppose Curtis.
Reports from the Iowa, Massachusetts,
Rhode Island, Indiana, and other delc
i gations indicate that Curtis is far in
i the lead.
T. V. O'Connor of Buffalo. N. Y.. head
i of the Shipping Board, suggested John
j D. Rockefeller, jr., for the vice presi
| dential nomination.
In the New York delegation there was
I (Continued on Page ^Column 3.)"~
Tire Magnate Insists That G. 0. P.
Should Not Straddle Pro
hibition Issue.
By the Associated Press.
Gilbert Bettman, one of the Ohio dele
gates to the Republican convention, dis
closed to newspaper men today that
Harvey Firestone had wired an advocacy
of prohibition repeal presentation to the
Republican Platform Committee.
Firestone's telegram urging the
Resolutions Committee not be permit
ted “to straddle the wet and dry
plank.” was sent to J. R. Nutt, treas
urer of the Republican National Com
Nutt turned the telegram over to
Bettman. Republican nominee for
United States Senator in Ohio. Bett
man said he would present it to the
Resolutions Committee this afternoon
when he will appeal for a wet plank.
Manager of Stadium Says Convention Won’t Have a Hall
Tomorrow Unless He Gets His $8,500.
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO. June 15.—Sidney Strotz,
general manager of the Chicago Sta
dium, told the Republicans today to dig
up $8,500 they owe him “or you won’t
have a hall tomorrow morning.’’
Strotz said the amount Is the balance
: due for construction work.
I "I’ve got to have my money." he said.
“It must be paid tonight or the Repub
licans won't have any hall tomorrow
morning "
Convention officials seemed uncon
cerned. and there apparently was little
fear that the $8,500 would not be forth
coming on time.
No one seemed to believe that the
Republican National Convention would
be like an indigent Uncle Tom show
when the sheriff seizes the “props."
clever Stunt
COST! /'
MacDonald Assured of Elec
tion as Chairman of Parley
Opening Tomorrow.
__ |
By the Associated Press
LAUSANNE. Switzerland. June 15.—
The ‘ big four” of the economic con
ference, which opens here tomorrow
talked over the program this afternoon
at the hotel where Prime M.nister Ram
say MacDonald of Great Britain is
Mr. MacDonald is virtually assured of
election as chairman cf the conference,
assisting him in the preparation of the
agenda were Premier Herriot of Fiance,
Chancellor Von Papen of Germany.
Dino Grandi of Italy arid Paul Hymans,
who will represent Belgium.
Meanwhile statesmen of a dozen
European countries began arriving for
the conference.
The first problem to be discussed is
relief for Germany from the burden cf
reparations payments, more than $300.
000,000 of which will fall due on July
15 unless a new arrangement is arrived
at here.
The eve of the conference showed the
whole problem shrouded in deep uncer
tainty. The most hopeful sign was the
result of the conference last week end
in Paris between MacDonald and Herriot.
"A Common Viewpoint.”
While MacDonald made it clear after
the conference that there had been no
bargaining or compromise, he said the
British and French had discovered they
were thinking along the same lines re
garding the problems that have to be
solved A communique issued after the
parleys said the premiers had "reached
a common viewpoint.”
A new moratorium, from one to five
years, was looked upon as the most
likely solution of the reparations prob
lem. No suggestion of repudiation of
war debts in the event Germany is un
able or unwilling to make further repa
rations payments was advanced from
any responsible quarter.
The Young Plan Advisory Committee
decided six months ago Germany was
temporarily unable to make further
payments on the total debt of $26,500,
000,000, fixed in 1929 by the Young
plan. This was to. have been paid
over 56 years, ending' in 1988.
The advent of a new German
cabinet of extreme Rightest tendencies
on the e\e of the conference also has
served to increase the size of the ques
tion mark which hangs over the future
of the parleys.
Hitler Alarms French.
France, in particular, has cast an
uneasy eye on the succession of the
German Right to power, with the pros
pect. even more alarming t-o the French,
of a- Hitler sweep in the German gen
eral elections which are scheduled for
late July.
The conference opens tomorrow’ in
the Beau Rivage Hotel and the prime
ministers of the larger powers are ex
pected to take the floor almost im
mediately to enter their pleas for or
against cancellation of reparations and
other intergovermental obligations. The
reparations problems of Hungary and
Bulgaria also are included in the
agenda of the conference.
Plenary sessions will be held at the
Beau Rivage Hotel, which is in Ouchv,
the port on Lake Lemon which serves
Lausanne, and the private committee
meetings in the chateau of Ouchy.
MacDonald and Herriot See Need of
Joint Program.
By Cable to The Slar.
GENEVA, June 15.—The main result
of the conversations between Premier
Herriot and Prime Minister MacDonald,
which continued here today, seems to
be an agreement that the ‘first essen
tial to peace is a common Franco-British
The American delegation is believed
to concur in this diagnosis, which re
sembles the view reached by Secretary
Stimson on his visit to Geneva.
The German, Italian and Russian
delegations, however, feel differently.
Openly they are working together, ob
viously under the influence of a fear
that the Franco-British program may
in some respects be contrary to their
interests. The Americans feel these
fears are unjustified.
The situation martially is somewhat
embarrassing to the American delega
tion. which is unable to be represented
even indirectly at Lausanne. The
League of Nations Committee on Aus
trian Relief, now meeting here, will
move to Lausanne Friday, but the
American member, Norman H. Davis,
who also is on the American disarma
ment delegation, will doubtlrss feel
unable to accompany the eonimlttee lest
it be said that the United States Is
mixing in the reparations talk.
The French and British, it 1s be
lieved. are perfectly agreed on the ques
tion of prompt aid to Austria. On the
reparations question they are believed
to favor a brief moratorium lo Ger
many. with the committee meanwhile
working on a permanent solution to be
reached after the American elections.
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Mint Begins Making
Washington Coins
For Bicentennial
By the Associated Press.
Production of the new 25-cent
piece bearing the likeness of
George Washington and Issued in
connection with the Bicenten
nial anniversary, was begun today
at the mint here.
Dies for the coin have been
sent to the mints in Denver and
San Francisco, which will begin
production shortly.
John Flanagan, a New York
sculptor, designed the new coin,
featuring Washintgon somewhat
as he appears in the Houdon
Two Penalties to Run Consec
utively—Attorney Waives
New Trial Move.
Gaston B Means, convicted of steal
ing $104,000 from Mrs. Eval.vn Walsh
McLean in the course of a tantastic
attempt to ransom the kidnaped Lind
bergh baby, was sentenced today to
serve 15 years in the penitentiary.
In imposing the sentence. Justice
James M. Proctor, who presided at the
trial in District „Supreme Court, told
Means he had "capitalized the sweetest
sentiment of the human heart.”
A master of his emotions throughout
the days of the trial. Means was visibly
affected and frequently mopped his
perspiring face with an enormous hand
kerchief as he stood and listened to
the court's calm, but scathing denuncia
tion of his crime.
Planned to Get More.
"The verdict of the jury in this case,
when we have in mind the evidence and
the counts on which you were found
guilty.” Justice Proctor said, "can con
vey to the court only that in the opinion
of the jurors the defendant is guilty
of having devised this scheme to steal
the money at the outset and that this
intention continued throughout the
negotiations. The evidenoe also showed
that he was laying plans to obtain $35,
000 more and only failed through the
difficulty experienced by Mrs. McLean
in getting the money.
"The Lindbeigh case has revealed not
only the most tender sentiments oi the
human heart, but also the most sordio
and depraved element which control
some human beings. It brought out all
the best in the hearts of men, and also
used as an opportunity by some to dis
play the weakness and wickedness of
human nature.
But I am not judging the guilt of
Means—the jury has done that after
an unusually fair trial. Their verdict
reveals this defendant to have capi
talized the sweetest and most tender
sentiments of the human heart, and
also the basest. He not only most
cleverly played upon the sympathies of
Mrs. McLean, but apparently, without
the slightest pride, did not hesitate to
boast of his criminal record—his con
tacts with the underworld—that he
sent one man out of a penitentiary re
solved to go in for big crime—all with
no other thought than his own greed,
his own vulgar desire for money."
Sentences >ot Concurrent.
Means was sentenced to serve 10
years on the first count of the indict
ment. which charged him with the
larceny of $100,000. and to five years
on the second count, charging the
larceny of 54,000, the second penalty to
become effective after the first has been
served. The $100,000 was given Means
as ransom money and the $4,000 as
The sentence was imposed after
Means’ attorney, T. Morris Wampler,
had formally waived his right to file a
motion for a new trial.
This unusual step was taken because
of Justice Proctor's refusal to admit
Means to bail. Wampler said he would
immediately file a bill of exceptions
with the District Court of Appeals. A
motion to free Means on bail will be
heard by Justice Proctor at 10 o'clock
tomorrow. The former Department
of Justice Investigator will not begin
serving his sentence until the appeal
has been disposed of.
When asked if he had anything to
say before sentence was imposed.
Means replied: "No, sir. No, nothing.”
Alfonso Visits Sick Aunt.
LONDON, June 15 UP).—Former King
Alfonso of Spain today paid a visit to
his mother-in-law. the Princess Beatrice,
who yesterday underwent an operation
for removal of a cataract from the
right rye. Her condition was satis
Veterans Disheartened by
Death—Some Preparing
to Return Home.
The rank and file of the bonus army
solemnly brushed the mud from non
descript clothing today and marshaled
themselves into a strange guard of
honor for the funeral cortege of Repre
sentative Eslick of Tennessee, who
died on the floor of the House yesterday
with a plea for the veterans on his lips
The sudden death of their champion
in Congress, coupled with other set
backs that have developed during the
past few days, has had a sobering effect
on the hitherto carefree expeditionary
i force. Some of the veterans, plainly
(J-scouragfd and disillusioned in their
hopes for prompt enactment of bonus
legislation, were pulling up stakes and
heading for home today.
Replacements Lacking.
, Replacements for these men were
, slow in arriving. About 48 hours have
passed without the arrival of any dele
gation of considerable numbers.
Another break in the ranks of the
"faithful" appeared imminent with the
decision of the delegation from Kenosha,
Wls., 54 strong, to leave for home to
morrow. Their commander, William
Detert, said he would remain here.
Health conditions, already bad, were
complicated by a decision to close the
only clinic at which ailing veterans
have been receiving treatment.
Meanwhile plans were being worked
! out for hospitalization of sick veterans
at Gallinger Municipal Hospital, under
arrangements made by Police Chief
Glassford with Dr. Edgar A. Bocock,
superintendent of the hospital.
Dr. Bocock agreed to take care of
any patient* sent to Gallinger from
authorized first aid stations to be set
up in the various camps. If Gallinger
is unable to accommodate all of the
cases they will be distributed to other
hospitals, it was announced.
Red Tape Being Unwound.
The first aid stations will hold two
sick calls daily and seriously ill men
; will be removed to the central dis
pensary at the municipal hospital.
Red tape was being unwound by
Federal officials in an effort to expe
dite opening of a Veterans' Administra
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Second Communist Bill, to Cut Off
Hchenzollern Payments, Is
By the Associated Press.
BERLIN. June 15.—The Prussian Diet
today passed a Communist bill demand
ing withdrawal of the Reich from the
League of Nations, and rejected an
other which would suspend further pay
ments to the Hohenzollerns.
The demand upon the Reich for with
drawal from the League has no bind
ing effect, therefore it must be regard
ed really as registering the attitude
of the Communists and Nazis who sup
ported it.
The Hohenzollern bill referred to
certain payments arising from the final
statement of the Prussian state in 1926
with the former ruling house of Ger
A picturesque touch was lent to the
Diet session by the appearance of a
number of Nazis in natty new uniforms.
They were greeted by jeers from the
left benches.
Will Comment on Politics After Picture Now in Making
, at Chicago Has Been Completed.
I By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, June 15.—Former Gov.
Alfred E. Smith, in reply to questions
today about the political situation,
"The political picture is in the mak
ing in Chicago. After it is completed
I may comment on it."
Smith said he would leave for Chi
cago next Tuesday. He la a delegate
to the National Democratic Convention.
He expressed the hope that the con*
. . i..
Pilot of Autogiro
Claims Record in
20,400-Foot Rise
By the Associated Press.
BOSTON, June 15— An auto
giro piloted by William Campbill
descended at the East Boston
Airport today with Campbill
claiming to have set a new alti
tude record for that type of plane.
He claimed to have reached an
altitude record of 20,400 feet, sur
passing the record of Capt. Louis
A. Yancey of 19.200 feet set re
cently at Burbank, Calif.
Smoot Prediction of Agree
ment on Furlough Plan
Fails to Materialize.
The prediction of Senator Smoot of
Utah that the Federal economy bill
would be reported out of conference to
day with an agreement on the compul
sory payless furlough for Government
employes had failed to materialize at
noon, as Senate and House conferees
continued to debate the two economy
plans behind closed doors.
The conferees, however, said they
plan to complete their work some time j
today, and would either reach an agree- j
ment on the controversial question or ;
report a disagreement.
Senator Smoot was so confident in [
his announcement that the bill would
be reported out today with an agree
ment on the furlough plan that the
final sesion of the conference group was
regarded as perfunctory.
Work All Morning.
Nevertheless, the conferees were in j
session all morning, and reports leaking
out of the conference room indicated}
the House and Senate groups still have
seme differences to settle.
Budget Director Roop was closeted
with the conferees throughout the
morning session. He took with him |
into the conference room a brief case i
bulging with documents which were :
said to contain data on the estimated
sat mgs under the various economy
Senator Smoot was reticent today
over the deliberations of the conferees.
To questions propounded by the Cap: - ,
lol newspaper correspondents, he mere
ly replied he did not know when th»
conferees would complete their work.
House Group Holds Out.
Despite Smoot s announcement yes
terday that they had reached an agree
ment on the furlough plan, reports
were circulated today that the House
group is steadfastly holding out for a
pay cut instead of a furlough, and pro
pose to report a disagreement to the
House and ask for further instructions. i
The only confirmation of this was con- j
tained in a statement of Represents- i
tive McDuffie of Alabama, chairman
of House conferees, denying an agree- !
ment had been reached and insisting
■ the House would not agree to the fur- l
! lough.
The Smoot announcement followed a '
visit to the White House yesterday when j
he is reported to have told the" Presi- |
dent the conferees are ready to report
out the economy bill, which would .
provide for savings estimated at S131 .
000.000. The announcement was met
with a prompt denial by Senator June; !
of Washington, chairman of Senate:
conferees; Senator Bratton of New.
Mexico, another Senate conferee, and
Mr. McDuffie.
Building Plans Put Off.
While the conferees continued their
discussion on the economy bill it was ]
! announced that the preposed new
$750,000 heating plant for the Potomac
Park group of buildings would not be
built at this time. A definite decision
. to abandon the project was reached
today by Lieut. Col. U. S. Grant, 3d.
director rf Public Buildings and Public
Parks, who said the step was decided
upon as an economy measure
It is understood both Senate and
House conferees are in agreement that
the heating plant should not be built
now. The plant is designed ultimately
to heat the State. War. Interior and
Labcr Departments as well as the Navy
and Munitions Buildings and smaller
Col. Grant was getting ready to open
bids for the building on June 21. having
called for them June 2. Col. Grant
addressed a communication to all
prospective bidders today advising them
of the decision.
Allgood Slightly Ahead of Patter
Son—Senator Black Wins.
MONTGOMERY. Ala.. June 15 (/Pi.—
With, Senator Hugo Black obviously
nominated for re-election over former
Gov. Thomas E. Kilby, chief Interest in
: returns from yesterday's Democratic
! run-off primary turned today to the
fifth district congressional race, in
which Representative Miles B. All
good is leading Representative Lafay
ette L. Patterson.
Count of ballots from 22 boxes out of
245 in the district gave Allgood 9,408
and Patterson 9.000.
Votes in 1.700 boxes out of 2.136 show
91.751 for Black and 66,009 for Kilby.
Mrs. A Y. Malone of Dothan, held a big
lead for national .committeewoman.

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I vention would not last more than two
I days.
j Smith is expected to be called today
as a witness in the trial in Federal
, Court of officers and directors of the
| National Diversified Corporation, who
; are accused of making unauthorized use
' of the names of prominent persons,
including former Gov. Smith's and
John J. Raskob's, in the sale of stock
through the mail. The company rep
resented its business as production and
exhibition of religious motion picture
, films.
By MO-176 VOTE;
Immediate Cash Payment of
$2,400,000,000 Certifi
cates Is Approved in Bal
lot—Veterans Win Move.
Senate May Dispense With Usual
Procedure to Enable Quick Deci
sion—Presidential Veto Awaiti
Measure in Event Upper Cham
ber Gives Approval.
Immediate cash payment of the
$2,400,000,000 soldiers’ bonus cer
tificates was approved today by
the House.
The vote was 209 to 176.
The measure now goes to the
Senate, where leaders claim
enough votes for rejection. Presi
dent Hoover has promised a veto
if the legislation reaches the
White House.
The Patman bill passed by the House
would redeem bonus certificates at their
face value in new Treasury notes dis
tributed to the veterans through the
Federal Reserve Banks.
Thomas to Ask Quirk Vote.
Senator Thomas, Democrat. Okla
homa, planned to ask for an immediate
tote in the Senate. It would require
unanimous consent to dispense with
the usual procedure of referring the
bill to a committee, but leaders indi
cated they would accept the suggestion.
Before final approval, tire measure
was amended to provide an equal issue
of Government oonds to be used for
retiring the currency if the dollar be
came too cheap.
Former service men packed the gal
leries as the vote was taken It repre
sented one step toward victory in their
demand for the bonus legislation.
Debate Terminated.
In an effort to speed action on the leg
islation, the House on convening today
agreed to terminate further debate and
proceed at once to the consideration of
proposed amendments.
The request to dispense with the re
maining two hours general debate was
made by Representative Ragon, Demo
crat, of Arkansas, an advocate of the
bill, after an agreement between pro
ponents and opponents.
Ragon said he thought it fitting that,
since Representative Eslick, Democrat,
of Tennessee, died in the midst of the
discussion yesterday, all debate should
be ended with his remarks.
It was agreed on both sides that more
debate would not change a vote. Rep
resentative Crisp. Democrat, of Georgia,
said "We all know the bill is going to
pass and I believe, therefore, it should
pass as soon as possible."
As has been the case every day this
week, the galleries were filled with a
host of veterans from the bonus en
Within a few minutes an effort to at
tach a beer-for-revenue amendment to
the bonus bill was lost through a par
liamentary ruling that the subject was
not in order.
Representative Bankhead. Democrat,
of Alabama, who was in the chair, de
livered the ruling on an amendment
offered by Representative Cochran,
Democrat, of Missouri.
The points of order were raised bv
Representative Blanton. Democrat, of
Texas, and Rankin. Democrat, of Mis
sissippi prohibitionists and bonus
sponsors, who contended the beer plan
was not germane. Cochran argued to
the contrary but lost the decision.
The Cochran amendment was identi
cal with the beer bill recently voted
down by the House. It proposed a tax
of 3 per cent on 2.75 per cent beer
Meanwhile, in the Senate, creation of
a standing committee on veterans’ af
fairs was blocked for the second time as
members exhausted in debate the time
al’otted for consideration of the ques
tion. Before laying aside the resolu
lution. introduced by Senator Brookhart
Republican, of Iowa, the Senate voted,
39 to 32. to delay formation of the group
until the next session.
Advocates were urging immediate
formation, apparently so the bonus bill,
when it comes from the House, could
be taken up by the new committee In
stead of going to the Finance Committee
where a cold reception is expected.
Oiler Proposal Loses.
| On a viva voce vote, the House
' defeated an amendment by Represent
ative Cellcr. Democrat, of New York,
to pay the present accrued value instead
of the face value of the bonus cer
Representative Kleberg. Democrat, of
Texas, then offered another beer-for
revenue amendment. Like Cochran's,
it was ruled out of order.
Illness of Senator Causes D. C.
Committee Postponement.
A scheduled meeting of the Senate
District Committee this afternoon was
suddenly called off on account of the
indisposition of Senator Capper, who
suffered a slight attack of indigestion,
shortly after lunch. The date for the
postponed meeting has not yet been
Senator Capper was taken to his office
in the Senate Office Building as soon
as he complained and is said to be
resting comfortably.
WYNDHAM. Australia. June 15 OT*!.—
Native runners came in today with
stories that the missing German avia
tor. Capt. Hans Bertram and his com
panion. Clausman, had been "murdered
by blacks."
Officials declined to accept their
story until it was thoroughly checked,
however, and went ahead with plans
to send a launch to the spot where
Bertram's plane was found yesterday
near Drysdale mission. The two flyers
vanished en route from Kupang Island,
Australia, to Darwin, May n.

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