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Smith Delegate
To Head Wet
Committee Rejects
Outright Pledge
by 6 to 3.
CHICAGO, June 29 <*>).—.After
five hours of wrangling over
the next Democratic campaign
document, the Democratic
Resolutions Committee today
adopted a prohibition plank
committing the party in favor
of repeal of the eighteenth
amendment and immediate
modification of the Volstead
This declaration was put into
the platform by the Resolutions
Committee after the majority
report of the subcommittee for
a submission plank, which did
not commit the party, was re
jected, 35 to 18.
The surprised advocates of
submission were undecided mo
mentarily whether to carry the
cause to the convention floor,
but it was predicted they would
make a minority report tonight.
The plank says in its first
paragraph: “We favor the re
peal of the eighteenth amend
Stall Correspondent ol The 8t»r.
CHICAGO, June 29—Whether
or not the Democratic platform
will declare for repeal of the
eighteenth amendment and im
stead act is to be decided on the
floor of the convention late today.
The Resolutions Committee was
still unable to report when the
convention reconvened following
all-night conferences. . It is a
platform of record brevity, con
taining only 1,320 words, In com
parison with the Republican plat
form of 8,000 words.
The six Roosevelt men on the
subcommittee agreed late last
night on the wording of their
submission plank—A. Mitchell
Palmer, District of Columbia;
William G. McAdoo, California; J
Senator Cordell Hull, Tennessee; j
Senator Burton K. Wheeler, Mon- j
tana; former Senator Gilbert N. ]
Hitchcock, Nebraska, and Joseph
C. O’Mahoney, Wyoming. It was
adopted ty the full Resolutions
Committee and made a part of
me majority icpuu.
Rejected 33 to 21.
The minority of the subcommittee, j
consisting of Senator David I. Walsh of j
Massachusetts Senator Carter Glass of j
Virginia and William A. Comstock of
Michigan, presented their plank de
claring in favor of repeal and demand
ing immediate modification of the
Volstead law, and were defeated by a
6-to-3 vote. The minority presented it
to the full committee and it was re
jected by a vote of 33 to 21.
Senator Walsh and Maj. E. Brooke
Lee of Maryland, secretary of the
Resolutions Committee, claim, besides
the 21 States pledged to support the
repeal plank with a voting strength of
596 in the convention, there are five
other States which have unofficially
recorded themselves in favor of repeal.
Unless there is some shift before the
vote is cast the minority report will come
on to the floor with at least 596 votes
or a majority of 38. .. _ , .
Senator Walsh will lead the fight
in the convention, offering the repeal
plank as a substitute for the resub
mission plank reported by the com
mittee. He expressed confidence last
night that it will be approved by the
Supported by du Pont.
It carries the support of the United
Repeal Council, of which Pierre S. du
Pont is chairman, and which claims to
represent the anti-prohibition views of
3.000,000 voters. .
The agricultural plank is described as
broad enough to include equalization,
debentures and crop acieage control.
Two hearings were granted by the
committee last night—one to represent
atives of agricultural interests and the
other a delegation seeking pronounce
ment in favor of immediate cash pay
ment of the so-called soldiers' bonus or
adjusted service certificates.
Agricultural Provisions.
The platform will criticize practices
of the Federal Farm Board, not propos
ing to abolish it., but rather to amend
the law so as to provide for members
recommended by the farm organizations.
It will charge that the board has been
engaged in wasteful extravagance. It
will provide for refinancing of farm in
debtedness on a long-time amoritization
basis and a very low rate of interest. It
Is proposed to give tariff protection to
agricultural products on a parity with
Industry and to evolve some intelligent
method for disposing of surplus farm
^ It is proposed to reduce tariff rates on
industrial products more nearly to
equalize them with rates on agricultural
products—this would not be a hori
zontal cut, but to promote competition.
Another plank provides for inflation ol
the currency, to increase commodity
prices and eventually to stabilize them
on a pre-war basis.
Representative William P. Connery
^Jr„ of Massachusetts, accompanied by
— Jt (Continued on Page 3, Column 4.j
Convention Bulletins
I -
CHICAGO, June 29 (4») —James
A. Farley said today Gov. Franklin
Roosevelt has no prohibition plank
to offer the Democratic Convention
and prefers the delegates settle the
issue in their own way.
CHICAGO. June 29 (*»).—Some
advocates of the presidential candi
dacy of former Senator James A.
Reed conceded today that the Mis
souri delegation would break after
the first ballot.
CHICAGO, June 29 (JP).—Amon G.
Carter. Fort Worth, told a meeting
of fellow Texans and California
delegates today that John N. Gar
ner had turned deaf ears to all
overtures for “trades" on the presi
dential nomination.
CHICAGO, June 29 UP).—Because
ok the delay in presenting the re
port of the Resolutions Committee
it appeared that a session of the
Democratic convention will be held
tonight to hear nominating speeches.
ALBANY. N. Y., June 29 (^P).—A
tri-motor airplane, fueled and with
two crack pilots standing by. waited
at the Albany Airport today to fly
Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt to the
Chicago Democratic National Con
vention. _,_
Draft Fails to Make Mention
of National Representa
tion Issuj.
By a Staff Correspondent of The Star.
CHICAGO, June 29.—The national
representation plank for the District of
Columbia is conspicuously absent from
the Democratic platform as drafted.
It was presented by Col. Arthur
O'Brien, national treasurer of the party
and a District delegate, by Representa
tive Mary T. Norton, chairman of the
House District Committee and a dele
gate at large from New Jersey, and by
John B. Colpoys, chairman of the Dis
trict delegation to the convention and
chairman of the State Central Com
It was ascertained today that there
had been no discussion of the District
plank during the deliberations of either
the subcommittee which drafted the
platform or of the full committee which
approved the draft.
President Hoover Passes on Bill
Providing $41,245,622 for Local
Government Expenses.
President Hoover today signed the
District of Columbia appropriation bill,
providing for $41,245,622, to be made
available July 1, for the expenses of
operating the local Government for the
ensuing fiscal year.
By attaching his signature to this
bill. President Hoover today disposed
of the fourth governmental appropria
tion bill to come before him so far this
While the District's appropriation for
the next fiscal year is a reduction of
more than *4,000,000 under the appro
priation for the present fiscal year, a
concession to the urgent demands for
economy, the appropriation for the next
year carries $1,351,812 above the sum
originally voted in the House.
Of the total amount in the bill,
*7,755,000 is included as the amount of
the Federal Government's lump sum
contribution toward the support of the
local government and $350,000 for un
employment relief.
During the morning hours, the Presi
dent signed more than 30 other bills.
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Sewell's Two Homers and Chap
man's Trinle With Kuth On
Give Gothamites Edge.
NEW YORK. June 29—The New
York Yankees were leading the Na
tionals here today in the final game ol
a series In the third inning.
The score was 3 to 1.
WASHINGTON — Lazzeri threw out
Judge. Myer fanned. Lazzeri threw
out Manush. No runs.
NEW YORK—Combs flied to Reyn
olds. Sewell hit a home run into th<
right-field bleachers. Ruth walked
Gehrig was called out on strikes
Chapman tripled to left center, scor
ing Ruth. Cronin threw out Dickey
Two runs.
WASHINGTON—Lary threw ou
| Cronin. Larry threw out Reynolds
West fanned. No runs.
NEW YORK—Lazzeri walked Lar;
flied to Reynolds Gomez flied ti
Manush Combs flied to West. Ni
, runs.
WASHINGTON—Bluege singled t<
left. Spencer singled to left, Blueg<
! going to third. Crowder popped t<
! Lary. Judge flied to Ruth and Bluegi
scored after the catch. Myer popped U
I Lary. One run.
NEW YORK—Sewell hit anothe:
homer into the right field bleachers
Ruth lined to Cronin. Gehrig single)
against the right field stand. Gehrii
was out stealing, Spencer to Cronin
Chapman dropped a single in center
Chapman stole second, and continue)
to third as Spencer threw wild to sec
ond. West came in for Dickey’s higl
one. One run.
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Akron Make* Cruiie.
LAKEHURST. N. J , June 29 t/P) -
The Navy dirigible Akron today wen
aloft for a training cruise, expecting t
return to the station here by nightfal
Comdr. A. H. Diesel was in charge.
Scofield Declares $10,000
Was Offered Him to With
draw Candidate.
Bjr the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, June 29—Frank Scofield,
the Traylor campaign manager, charged
In a statement he dictated to newspa
per men today that an unidentified man
whom he said described himself as a
Roosevelt worker had offered him
$10,000 to sign a statement withdraw
ing Ttaylor's name.
Roosevelt headquarters promptly dis
avowed any connection today with the
purported deal.
Explains Alleged Deal.
Scofield called a group of newspaper
men Into his office and dictated the
“Last night about midnight a man I
never saw before approached me and
said, ‘Are you Scofield?' I told him I
was and he said can 't ftave a instate
! conference with you. We went Into a
| comer of my office. He held up a
statement for me to sign. When I
asked him to let me take It he said. 'No.
Just read it.’ The statement bore my
name as manager of the Traylor cam
; paign and read as follows:
“ ‘I have just received a wire from
Melvin A. Traylor thanking me for my
' activities In his behalf and requesting
me to withdraw his name from the
I race.’
Refuses to Sign.
“I denied that the statement was
i true and refused to sign it. He replied,
I ‘Don’t be foolish. The anti-Roosevelt
I machine Is going to crack. You might
| as well be the beneficiary.’
“I told him I had nothing to do with
the Illinois delegation and could not
release them If I wanted to. He said,
‘Listen, I’m serious. This means $10,
000 to you and a million votes for
Roosevelt if he goes over on the first
ballot and this statement from you will
j do the job.'
"I promptly told him I would not b«
I a party to any such transaction. He
| said he was sorry if he had offended
l me. I told him to take it anyway h:
wanted to. He got up and said ‘think
it over. I’ll be back.’ I told him in
forceful language not to come back be
1 cause I would not see him. He said he
: was doing publicity work for the Roose
| him anywhere before.’*7
Scofield said he did not ask the man
; his name..
Roosevelt Statement.
Immediately after Scofield had dic
tated his statement to newspaper men,
I. B. Dunlap, Gov. Roosevelt's personal
representative, issued the following
"No one has any authority in any
j manner, shape or form to make any
| such un-Rooseveltian suggestion. That
Is not the Roosevelt way of doing busi
ness. Mr Melvin Traylor would not
accept an insult such as suggested.”
James A. Parley, Roosevelt cam
paign manager, called it a "ridiculous
story.” He said no one doing publicity
work for the Governor has any au
thority “to do anything like this” and
no one connected with the Roosevelt
staff has done any such thing.
Parley said that many delegates who
I favor other candidates had been talk
j ing to Roosevelt leaders, but denied
there was any truth in the report that
there was a deal between the Roosevelt
i people and any other candidate by any
! authorized person.
"We have not commissioned any one
S to negotiate with any of the other
i camps and no one has the authority
I to do so," Parley said.
Asked if he was seeking to stop the
| exchanges between the camps, Farley
; replied with a question:
"How can we stop them when we
! don't know who they are?”
Traylor Not to Withdraw.
When reached at his office at the
! First National Bank. Traylor raid: "I
! never knew of the thing until news
' j paper men called me early this morn
! Ing. Then I verified it from Mr. Sco
| field. I have the highest regard for
’ j Mr. Scofield and have known him for
’ many years. This will in no way
’ change the relationship between us In
i his effort In my behalf. I have been
: too busy in the banking business the
1 last few days to pay much attention
: to the campaign.”
> j Col. R. G. Dunham, retired Chicago
! businessman and Traylor's “floor man
• ager.” said his only Information on the
subject came from Scofield.
The Chicago banker said he had no
j (Continued on Page 2. Column 4.)
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MEXICO CITY, June 28 OP).—Dis
i patches from Colima today said furthei
earthquake shocks and loud subter
ranean roars in the vicinity of the
Colima volcano had frightened the in
habitants on its slopes, and they were
moving out of the danger zone,
t Tidal waves continued to sweep
> Cuyutlan. the dispatch said, adding tt
i.1 the destruction caused by the tida
wave that wrecked the city last wee!
Roosevelt Men
See Victory on
First Poll.
Tammany Anxious
to Get Behind
Stall Correspondent of The Star.
CHICAGO, June 29.—A revital
ized Roosevelt band-wagon was
rolling again today.
When the delegates to the Dem
ocratic National Convention as
sembled at noon today, the Reso
lutions Committee, struggling over
the liquor plank, was not ready to
report. After the convention had
been called to order by Chairman
Thomas J. Walsh, a recess was
ordered until 2 p.m., so as to give
the Resolutions Committee time
to appear with the platform.
At 2:20 p.m. the convention took
a recess until 7 p.m. Chairman
Walsh announced he had been in
j formed by the Resolutions Com
! mittee it would not be ready to
finish its work before 4 o’clock.
He suggested that the convention
come back into session at 1
Real Fight Expected.
The platform, when It Is presented t<
the convention, is expected to pre
cipitate a real fight between the grout
headed by Smith, Ritchie and othei
.ifgtreme wjfU, who wl*b (a hwe. Uw
' party go on record as tawing repea
i aiahlapnlh omArtHmpnt nnr
modifying the Volstead act, pending re- j
peal, so that light wines and beer may
be manufactured and sold, and the
Roosevelt group which, generally speak
ing, desires to propose submission of an
amendment to repeal the eighteenth j
amendment, without having the party
pledge itself to support repeal.
In the subcommittee of the Resolu
tions Committee, dominated by Roose- :
velt people, the Smith proposal was \
turned down. The extreme wet plank i
is likely to be brought before the con- t
vention as a minority report from the
Resolutions Committee. It can be de
feated by a majority vote of the
I convention.
The Roosevelt forces, having organ
I ized the convention to suit themselves,
! are anxious to get to the actual Job of
nominating the party's candidate for
Chief Executive. They were vastly
confident tcday. Yesterday, with a
series of blunders to their credit over
the proposed abandonment of the cen- |
tury-old two-thirds rule, they were !
anxious. They met the first test yes
| terday with flying colors, however,
j electing Senator Walsh permanent
chairman of the convention and seat
ing the Roosevelt delegates from Minne
■ sota and Louisiana.
Yesterday’s Ballots.
Their high mark in the balloting
! yesterday came on seating the Roose
I velt delegation from Minnesota which
I they accomplished bv a vote of 658 Vi
| to 492%. The Walsh election over
i Jouett Shouse, Democratic executive
j chairman and candidate of the anti
[ Roosevelt Democrats, was won by 626
to 528, while Senator Huey Long of
Louisiana, the ‘Kingfish,” and his
delegation were seated by a vote of
638% to 514',4.
The goal of the Roosevelt leaders Is
770 votes for their presidential candi
date, a two-thirds vote of the conven
tion. James A. Farley, Roosevelt field
marshal, insisted again today that his
' candidate would be nominated "on the
I first ballot ” That is the story to which
! "Big Jim” has stuck for weeks and
I months. He stuck to it on Monday
night after Gov. Roosevelt had re
pudiated the _contest which Farley was
1 (Continued on Page 3, Column 2.)
'! BOMBAY. India. June 29 (fP).—One
, man was killed and 30 were seriously
r injured today in a series of vicious riots
j between Hindus and Moslems.
Three uTere wounded wheri police fired
; i on a mob which had defied an order tc
| disperse.
Oil Parley Postponed.
PARIS, June 29 (A3).—An interna
tional oil conference which was to have
; begun here today was postponed until
1 tomorrow to permit informal talks
■ j among the delegates.
? _ -___
3 Republicans to Insist on Staying Until Appropriations and
e Acceptable Relief Bills Are Passed. '
The possibility that the House and
Senate may celebrate the July Fourth
holiday by working in their respective
chambers was pointed out to President
- Hoover today by Representative Snell,
r Republican leader of the House.
The New York Representative ln
e formed Mr. Hoover that unless the
- pending appropriation bills and the dt
e rect relief measure are out of the way
by Saturday he and many of his col
p leagues will Insist that both branches of
o Congress remain In session until the job
il Is completed.
ik. In visioning tbe possibility of work*
ing on the holiday, Snell expressed
doubt as to the possibility of adjourn
ment before Saturday. He alio said
that In the event the relief bill is vetoed
by the President when it reaches him,
the Republican leadership in the House
will insist that Congress remain in ses
sion until relief legislation that will
meet with the approval of the President
is enacted.
Representative Snell told newspaper
men after his cal! at the White House
that he felt certain the pending supply
bills would be out of the way today or
tomorrow, but he could not say with
(Continued on Page 2, Column 4.)
Others Had to Hold Him Back When
Storm Prevented Contact With Boat,
Curtis Told Newspaper Man.
FLEMINGTON, N. J.. June 29 (A1).—
Col. Charles A. Lindbergh was described
In testimony today as having at one
time tried to leap into a stormy sea
to swim to a boat on which he believed
1 his kidnaped baby was held lor ran
i som
As this statement was made. Col.
Uadbergh, seated at the prcaecutifttt
’table, smiled broadly and turned to
make a laughing remark to some one
seated near him.
W. E. Haskell, a newspaper executive,
was on the stand at the third day’s
session of the trial of John Hughes
Curtis for hindering capture of the kid
napers when this testimoney came out.
“What did Curtis say of Col. Lind
bergh’s efforts to swim to the alleged
kidnap ship?” Prosecutor Anthony M.
Hauck asked Haskell.
“He said they sighted a boat, but
high seas prevented getting close,”
Haskell replied. “He said they had to
restrain Col. Lindbergh from jumping
overboard to swim to the other ship."
Haskell told of Curtis' offer to sell
his story of alleged negotiations with
the kidnapers and said he was with
him in New Jersey the day the baby's
body was found. After this news was
hint to telephone
r home in Wor
, er no matter what she reads
in the next few days I am all right,”
Haskell quoted him as saying.
Under cross-examination by Lloyd
Fisher, chief defense counsel, Haskell
said he had visited Curtis in jail after
he had confessed that all his negotia
tions were a hoax, and Curtis at that
time emphatically reaffirmed that he
(Continued on Page 2, Column 5.)
Directed Verdict of Acquittal
Ordered for Former Pitts
Frank G. Raichle. law partner of
former Assistant Attorney General Wil
, l.'am J. Donovan, was given a directed
verdict of acquittal in District Supreme
Court this afternoon on charges of
subornation of perjury and obstruction
of justice.
Justice F. D. Letts announced after
the luncheon recess that in his opinion
! the evidence was not sufficient to sup
port the essential elements of the
! offenses charged: He called in the
jurors and instructed them to return a
verdict of not guilty on both counts
in favor of the defendant.
The charges were based upon docu
mentary evidence Introduced at the
j trial of G. Bryan Pitts and two asso
; ciates on conspiracy - embezzlement
| charges a year and a half ago. The
i particular evidence upon which the
charges against Raichle were based con
sisted of a number of authorizations
and promissory notes purporting to
show Pitts was entitled to money he
was accused of embezzling from the
F. H. Smith Co., which he controlled.
Justice Bans Testimony.
In announcing his decision to give
the defendant a directed verdict, Jus
| tlce Letts said:
"I think the word ‘procure,’ used in
1 the subornation of perjury charge, is
very definite. It means to initiate pro
ceedings or cause a thing to be done,
and does not mean the mere passive
I permitting of an act. It mean* some
thing more than standing by and per
mitting some wTongful thing to be done.
: even when the person accused knows it
! is to be done. In this case, sufficient
evidence that Mr. Raichle initiated the
j commission of perjury 1s lacking.
"As to this count, and also as to the
count charging obstruction of justice,
the witnesses for the Government have
been discredited and there is no evi
| dence of a corroborative nature in the
I record. The rule of evidence does not
i require corroboration, but here the two
essential witnesses are so utterly dis
: credited that the court will assume the
responsibility involved and strike the
testimony of Pitts and John H. Edwards,
Jr., and sustain the motion by the de
fense for a directed verdict of not
The Government evidence against
Raichle had begun to crumble as the
prosecution rested after impeaching one
of its principal witnesses.
This development followed a tele
phone conversation yesterday between
Assistant Attorney General Nugent
Dodds, in charge of the prosecution, and
his superior. Attorney General Mitchell,
which resulted in an abrupt adjourn
ment of the case.
Neil Burkinshaw. who assisted Dodds
in the prosecution, announced the
i Continued on Page 2, Column 8.)
Conference’s Immediate Aim
Is Selection of Liberal Pres
idential Candidate.
By the Associated Press.
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, June 29.
—Gen. Augustino Sandino, Nicaraguan
! insurgent leadeh who has kept up a
| constant warfare against the Nica
raguan government and American Ma
l rines for five years, has agreed to a
peace conference, it was privately an
J nounced here today.
The plans for the conference, which
j is to be held at San Lorenzo, a Hon
| duran port, was brought about through
! the negotiation of Gen. Manuel Bal
laaares, a prominent Sandino follower,
: who recently talked with American
; officials from Nicaragua and with Gen.
Sandino, the private advices said.
There is a possibility, it was said,
that an American observer may be
asked to join in the parleys, at which
powerful Nicaraguan political leaders,
I probably the lour liberal candidates
for president, will also sit in. together
with Gen. Horacio Porto-Carrero, Gen.
| Sandino's candidate.
The four liberal candidates are Dr.
! Rodolfo Espinoza. Dr. Juan Bautista
| Sacasa. Dr. Enoch Aguado and Dr.
| Rosendo Arguello. Dr. Espinoza has
I telegraphed from Managua accepting
i the invitation and the acceptances of
! the others are expected soon.
The immediate object of the con
ference is the nomination of a single
Liberal candidate from among these
five. The obstacles are the difficulty
of finding a man acceptable to Sandino,
President Moncada and the Nicaraguan
people, as well as Sandino's demand for
the removal of supervision of the elec
tions by American Marines.
Department Heads Uncertain
on Furlough Feature.
Rulings Needed.
With the enforced payless furlough
plan lacking only the expected signa
ture of President Hoover to become law
July I, the Government establishment
today had turned its entire attention to
charting operations for the forthcoming
12 months under the rigorous retrench
ment involved not only by the furlough
scheme, but also in some cases, its twin
economy measure the flat 10 per cent
slash in appropriations ordered by the
The general economy bill was passed
by the Senate last night, 35 to 11.
In general, there was an uncertainty
in the departments as to methods to be
employed in administration of the leave
without-pay feature, and a feeling that
regulations would have to be promul
gated by the controller general before
any definite decisions could be reached.
Thus far, it was said at the office of
Controller General McCarl, there has
been nothing devised because the econ
omy measure has just gotten through
the legislative mill. It was added,
however, that action is expected.
The deliberations of department
heads also was slowed up by the in
definite status of their appropriation
bills. Three of these have gone to the
White House and half a dozen others
still are in conference. The last of
these, the billion-dollar Treasury-Post
Office measure, went through the Sen
ate last night. The Senate's 10 per cent
slash hit Interior, State, Commerce,
Justice and Labor Departments. The
last four are in one bill, the conference
report on which is now in the House
| after Senate passage.
In this connection, it was made
known today at the Commerce Depart
ment that between the two economj
moves the department employes face
the prospect of a payless furlough ol
two months—one compulsory, and the
other, to keep within its appropriation
and at the same time avoid any dis
This situation will apply throughout
the department, it was said, but it wa*
emphasized that no dismissals will be
At the Commerce Department, too
1 there is an intention to await a ruling
from the President to get uniformity lr
requiring furloughs instead of dismissal*
(Continued on Page 6, Column 1.)
Full Platform Group Objected t(
Several Planks in Origi
nal Draft.
By th# Associated Press.
CHICAGO, June 29.—The full Demo
cratic Platform Committee bore dowr
so heavily upon the draft brought In bj
its subcommittee today that the con
vention was forced to idle for severs:
hours until the disputes raging ovei
prohibition, tariff, silver and several
other subjects could be ironed out.
The first argument arose over whethei
the tariff declaration should contain th<
assertion that such levies would be "foi
revenue only.” This proposal was pui
forward by Senator Hull of Tennessee
a low-tariff advocate and a Roosevelt
supporter, and was finally adopted bj
the full committee.
A bitter contest impended on whethei
the prohibition plank should declare
simply for submission of a repeal reso
lution to the people, or should record
the party in favor both of repeal and
immediate modification of the Volstead
On sliver, the committee also accepted
the subcommittee’s proposal pledging
the party in favor of an Internationa:
monetary conference “to rehabilitate
silver.” Various substitutes for the sil
ver plank were rejected.
The continued debate caused leaden
to abandon hope for a report by 2
o'clock and some predicted it would b<
4 o’clock before the platform would be
ready for the convention.
} .
Statement Answers MacDon
ald’s Question of Conces
sions Reich Could Give.
Further Attempt to Reach Agree
ment Will Be Made at Renewed
Conference in Fall.
By the Associated Press.
LAUSANNE. Switzerland, June 29.—
Franz von Papen, German chancellor,
laid before the powers at the War
Debts and Reparations Conference to
day a demand for revision of the Ver
sailles Treaty as a necessary prelim
inary for German participation in the
economic reconstruction of the world.
In a statement to the press. Chan
cellor Von Papen demanded that all
: discrimination against Germany be re
vised out of the treaty His statement
was a reply to a question proposed by
Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald of
Great Britain yesterday asking what
concessions Germany was ready to
Can’t Re-establish Confidence.
“World confidence cannot be es
tablished,” the chancellor said, “if the
powers which emerged victors from the
World War do not decide to eliminate
the discrimination created by the
treaty of Versailles.
“If, by revision of the treaty. Ger
man equality and security is re-es
tablished, then will the chancellor es
teem it possible for Germany, In a
common effort to reconstruct world
economy, to pay her share in the form
of a contribution which would have the
natural result of re-establishing Ger
man economic and business equilibrium
as well as that of the world.”
The conference approached what was
expected last nght to be Its final
meeting today under the shadow of
prospective failure. Last minute efforts
of Prime Minister MacDonald last night
to bridge the gap between the German
and French delegations came to naught.
This momieg there- was another
formal Interview between Chancellor
von Papen and Premier Herrlot of
France. When It was over M. Herrlot
accompanied the chancellor to the door
of the French headquarters, but there
was none of that arm-in-arm cordiality
which the two displayed last week.
Demands Corridor Revision.
{ Later on It was learned, on good
I authority, that the chancellor had told
M. Herriot that Germsny demands re
vision of the Polish Corridor and of
the eastern frontiers and redistribution
cf the world's gold supply.
He explained that the new German
attitude does not preclude discussion
of reparations simultaneously with the
consideration of treaty revision.
This afternoon the British delegates
were still trying to dig up a compro
mise, but the French were packing their
bags for Paris.
Nevertheless the six principal powers
I met again this evening. After less
1 than an hour Chancellor von Papen
I emerged with Prime Minister MacDon
> aid.
• Well.’’ said the chancellor, ‘‘we’re
not leaving Lausanne yet.”
"No," said Mr. MacDonald, ‘‘we’re
going to work on into the night.”
In the Fall another attempt will be
made, at another confei t nce, to smooth
out the diljerences between Germany
and Prance on reparations payments.
Both the French and Germans ad
mitted last night it was impossible for
them to agree. The Germans continued
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$40,000 IS VOTED
Senate Approves Fund Rejecting
President's Plan for World
Economic Conference.
By the Associated Press.
The Senate today voted *40.000 for
the United States to take part in a
world monetary conference, rejecting a
recommendation of President Hoover
that the fund be granted for an Inter
national economic conference.
This action, 45 to 8, came after Chair
man Borah of the Foreign Relations
Committee had asserted It would be use
less to hold the world economic con
ference since the Lausanne parley had
apparently failed.
Borah and other members of the
Senate said that so far as they knew
no monetary conference was planned
for this year. The Senate, however,
voted the fund on the insistence of
silver advocates.
As presented originally by Senator
Oddie. Republican. Nevada, the meas
ure asked *40.000 for United States
attendance at an economic conference
expected to be called by Great Britain
and held In London this year. It was
recommended by the President in a
message to the Senate.
Thousands More Made Homeless as
Chinese River Continues
to Rise.
By the Associated Press.
NANKING, China, June 29—Hun
dreds of farmers in the valley of the
Kan River have been drowned and
thousands are homeless as a result of
floods which are continuing in the
Yangtze district.
The city of Nanchang was threatened
and the people were working as hard
as they could to strengthen the dikes.
Word from Hunan Province said flood
conditions were getting worse and that
in some places the water is over the
roots of the cottages.
Cholera is adding to the misery of
the people and in many towns there
are serious epidemics.

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