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PERMANENT CHAIRMAN WALSH LAMBASTS RULE OF REPUBLICANS
THREE PRESIDENTS DEAR IN SPEECH Shouse Praises Senator After Convention Elects Pre siding Officer. By the Associated Pres*. CHICAGO, June 29.—Senator Tom Walsh of Montana, choice of the Roosevelt forces, rode high today in the convention saddle of Democracy, permanent chairman of the national gathering which Is to name the party's 1932 standard bearer. Placed in command by a clear ma jority of the convention, 626 to 528, over Jouett Shouse of Kansas, the vet eran prosecutor of the Teapot Dome oil scandals yesterday treated the as sembled host to a blistering denuncia tion of Republican rule and then put through without ado the regulations governing the assembly, their promise of a battle quashed earlier when the Roosevelt men dropped the plan for majority instead of two-thirds rule in nominating the candidate. Third Roosevelt Victory. His seating was the third clear-cut convention victory for Franklin D. Roosevelt, two preceding roll calls the same session having recognized con tested delegations from Louisiana and Minnesota which favored the New York Governor for President. Shouse, backed by Alfred E Smith and all the favorite son candidates in a struggle of great intensity, took his defeat with grace. “There can be no doubt,” he said, “in anybody's mind that Senator Walsh will preside with evident fairness and satisfaction over the convention. I want to thank my friends for their generous support and the efforts they made on my behalf.” Walsh, who held the selfsame post of chairman in the Madison Square Garden convention of 1924. called upon the Democratic party to take control of the Govern*! ant and to bring back prosperity to the country. Blames Republicans. Responsibility for the distress of pres ent yaars he heaped high upon Repub lican shoulders, maintaining that the high tariff, fiscal policies and attitude toward lndusvy and agriculture of the past three administrations hAd brought down disaster. He charged the Republicans with “constant subserviency to the wealthy and the powerful,” with callous in difference to every appeal from agri culture from the prostration which he termed the “tragedy of the last decade.” He blamed present conditions also upon an unequal distribution of the enormous wealth accumulated in the country be tween 1920 and 1929. "It is no particular compliment to any individual In the galaxy of states men whose names have been promi nently mentioned In connection with the nomination you are about to make for President of the United States to say that his public career has shown him to be at least the equal of any one of the last three Incumbents of that exalted office. The luster that once was theirs has been dissipated.” OKLAHOMA RESISTS ALL ROOSEVELT BIDS Hop«» for Pint Score When Gov. Murray Offers Minority Plat form Expression. By th* Associated Pres*. CHICAGO, June 29—Adamant In It* stand against the Roosevelt band wagon, the Oklahoma delegation today' was hopeful of registering its first score in the Democratic National Con vention through Gov. William H. Mur ray, who was expected to voice a minority platform expression. Thus far the sooners have seen their votes go for naught on the convention floor and they have not joined in the demonstration. The State standard re mained firmly in its place, with not a single delegate disposed to question the position of Gov. Murray, who says “We cannot be stampeded.” In all the admitted tests of Roose velt's strength Tuesday, from the dele gation contests to selection of the per manent chairman, the Oklahomans were on the minority side in the bal loting, but no regrets or apologies were heard among them. Murray remained confident he had a good hand to play at some stage of the proceedings. The Governor, true to form, is not showing his hand, “until the crucial moment.” "I know you folks have money, but. what do I need with money,” he told one bidder for Oklahoma's support. And he has made It plain to all that economic issues are paramount. Among the stream of visitors to the Murray headquarters scores have asked the homespun campaigner to give them his ideas concerning the economic situa tion Told the delegation might give him a complimentary vote for the presiden tial nomination, Will Rogers, one of Oklahoma's sons, ducked his head and said: “Ah. pfhaw—that would be cheap comedy.” ALIMONY HELD PAYABLE DESPITE RENO DIVORCE Illinois Ruling Affects Husband Paying $1,000 a Year on Separate Maintenance Decree. By th* Associated Pres*. URBANA. 111., June 29—Circuit Judge Frank B. Leonard ruled today that a husband paying alimony on a separate maintenance decree granted by an Illinois court could not discharge this obligation by obtaining a divorce In another State. The ruling, affecting the status of divorce decrees won in Reno, Nev., wai made in refusing the petition of H F*ed Janssen, Springfield florist, who sought to avoid pavment of >1,000 a year to his wife, Clare L. Janssen on grounds that he had obtained a divorce in Reno. Holding that the Reno court was not apprised of action that had been taken in Illinois and had no opportunity to pass on questions of cruelty and deser tion. Judge Leonard ruled that the Nevada decree wcu’d not be suffic.ent reason for awarding, relief. FLOUR SACK CLOTHES PLANNED FOR NEEDY Minneapolis Unemployed to Con vert Bags Under Bureau's Direction. By the Associated Pres*. MINNEAPOLIS. June 23 — Flour sacks will be converted into clothing by Minneapolis unemployed for use of the needy under a plan of th’ Women s Occupational Bureau sanc.loned by Mavor William A. Anderson. The sacks will be rollcited from the flour mUls and bag companies here tor this Purpose. ■ W alsh Is Presiding Again STILL HAS FIRE OF 19*4 CONVENTION. --— Senator Walsh of Montana is shewn in this photograph, transmitted by telefoto process from Chicago, being congratulated by James Farley. Roosevelt j campaign manager, on his election as permanent chairman of the National Democratic Convention. Farley was first to congratulate the victor.—A. P. Photo. I . ■ By the Associated Press. HICAGO. June 29—The frost ing touch of time has whit ened the locks of Senator Thomas J. Walsh of Montana ; in the eight eventful years I since last he wielded the gavel of i chairmanship over a Democratic con vention. but his stern, unsmiling gaze is unchanged. As the Democrats gathered again to- j day their veteran permanent chair- j man faced possibilities of floor con-: filets that might well daunt any pre siding officer. Eetween the main goal of the party conclave, the presidential nomination, and the gavel stroke that ! called to order the third day of the session lay the uncertainties of the im pending fight over the prohibition plank in the platform. Another crisis loomed, freighted, perhaps, with new shifts of alignment in the nomination race itself. Yet Walsh has ruled with unchallenged impartiality and parliamentary tact in fiercer conflicts than are apt to rage in the stadium this year. The unhappy record of 1924 in old Madison Square Garden can hardly be approached. In New York eight years ago he presided day and night for 10 days over such stormy sessions as have been known for duration and tensity in no other political convention in this country. Then Walsh ruled, when feeling flared to fever heat time after time, when the fear of actual physical vio lence was not lacking among anxious party authorities, to such satisfaction of all that the vice presidential nomi nation was his to command. He refused it, to turn again to his inquisitorial specialty In the Senate. In that, as In his hard won chair manship, history may repeat Itself, for Walsh is again mentioned as running mate for whoever may become the con vention’s choice for the presidency. ROOSEVELT CAMP Lines Up 654 Delegates and Defeat Would Be Regarded i Sensation. BY MARK SULLIVAN. CHICAGO. June 20.—'To look for ward to the balloting on the preslden- , tial nomination, Roosevelt should have about 654 available on the first ballot. : His strategy may or may not be to vote I his full strength on the first ballot. The question is, can Roosevelt increase this strength on the second and subsequent i ballots. If he can, he will win. If he | begins to slip, however, he will go all | the way down. If Roosevelt loses, the whole situation will be thrown into flux. One of the most likely men to emerge would be Newton D. Baker, though this is bv no means certain. What is happening here now can best be made clear In teriris of the op position to Roosevelt. There are, roughly, 500 non-Roosevelt delegates. If the 500. or as many as 385 of them stand together, they can deiea't Roose velt under the two-thirds rule. The 500 are not mainly delegates who hope to name candidates cf their own. Not more than a handful have candidates they hope to nominate. Gov. Albert Ritchie, with his 16 from Maryland, is almost the only candidate among the non-Roosevelt forces who has a good faith, serious hope to win. Smith Has No Chance. Ex-Gov. Smith has the largest group of the non-Roosevelt delegates—-about 150 out of the 500. And he lias abso lutely no chance to win. It is the same, or nearly so, with Speaker Garner and his 90 from Texas and California, and ex-Senator ‘ Jim" Reed, with his 36 from Missouri, and Gov. “Alfalfa Bill" ! Murray, with his 22 from Oklahoma, and Gov. George W. White, with his 52 ! from Ohio, and so on. If few of these delegates hope to win ; with candidates of their own, why, then, will they stand combined in the opposition to Roosevelt? One answer is they may not. Many individual del egates would like to go to Roosevelt, i but are held back by their leaders. Most of the 36 from Missouri, for ex ample. would like to go to Roosevelt. Reed, however, holds them back and makes them promise to go on voting for him. The individual delegate who wishes to go to Roosevelt fears to incur the enmity in his State of so powerful a man as Reed. We must inauire. then, the reasons why these leaders, such as Reed, op pose Roosevelt. The anti-Roosevelt ; leaders have some one reason and seme another The reasons of the principal one, "Al" Smith, are commonly sup- , posed to be personal. They are not 1 wholly to. Smith sincerely thinks Roosevelt has qualities of temperament j and intellect which make him an unde- i sirable candidate. Many other anti- ! Roosevelt leaders feel the same way. Senator Glass of Virginia is a com pletely high-minded, disinterested man. , and he opposes Roosevelt. Any fair picture of the situation must say that j many Democratic leaders think Roose- 1 velt Is short of the highest equipment. Some very important leaders are dis turbed about some of the men who make an Impression of being close to i Roosevelt. Among these are Senators Burton K. Wheeler of Montana and Huey P Long of Louisiana. Both these are strongly for Roosevelt. Wheeler has been almost the principal indi vidual supporter of Roosevelt. Long's delegation w'*s embraced by the Roose velt forces here. These two and some other conspicuous supporters of Roose velt are really pretty radical. This tvpe of Roosevelt support Is the cause of opposition to Roosevelt by some Im portant national leaders. Campaign of the Antis. Let us now look at the plan of the campaign of the anti-Roosevelt leaders which has had some degree of success. Smith and his associate. Prank Hague of New Jersey, began with characteris tic boldness. Hague made an announce ment which amounted to saying. In effect, that if Roosevelt should be nom inated the Democracy of New York and New Jersey would not support him In I the eletcion. That alone is a formida bl? reason fer hesitation to nominate , Roosevelt. Other anti-Roosevelt lead ers have gone about among the neutral or lukewarm Roosevelt delegates charg ing that Roosevelt Is not really a strong and able man. This has had some effect. Bom* of Roosevelt’s own dele gates are In a mood to leave him. Un fortunately tot Roosevelt, some actions of himself and his managers have tended to support the adver.se view of him. such as the vacillating course about the two-thirds rule. Nevertheless, the fact is that the roll calls so far show the morale of the Roosevelt forces to be strong. The votes on contests and between Shouse and Walsh for permanent chairman indicate that Roosevelt has just about 664 delegates available on the first ballot for the presidential nomination. To deny the prize to a candidate hav ing 654 out of 1,154 would H, unprece dented and sensational. ■> V - - Problem Now Is to Get Money Raisers to Succeed Shouse and Raskob. BY KATHARINE DAYTON, Special Dispatch to The Star. CHICAGO, June 29 —When the Dem ocratic party, at the instigation of the Roosevelt faction, elected Senator Walsh permanent chairman instead of Jouett Shouse, it certainly bit the hand that fed It. These last three years anyway. Senator Dill of Washington, In a presentation of the merits of Senator Walsh versus Mr. Shouse, floundered in a chorus of "boos” from floor and gal- : leries. He might have floundered even , more if he had chanced to glance at j the list, posted in the stadium, of con- 1 tributions to the victory fund of the | Democratic party. As we remember it offhand, the quota for Senator Dill's ; State of Washington is $5,000. To date j it has contributed something like $73. But anyway It’s rid of them rich city ; fellers. The question is now, who's to ' support the party in the way to which ; Shouse and Raskob have accustomed It? i John W. Davis paid high tribute to Mr. Shouse’s ability rnd services. He ! also paid gracious tribute to those of Senator Walsh. Onder Mr. Davis' mel low intelligence and charm it began to | look as if Ol’ Man Harmony might ooze j Into the convention after all. Even Senator Dill came under the spell. And again mounting the rostrum, he began, ; naively enough, "And, before I forget it, j I want to say that Mr. Shouse has ren dered-etc. Tliere was a great deal of talk about uie permanent chairmanship being the greatest honor, accolade, equivalent of knighthood, or what have you? Per sonally, we would rather have a buttcn. And so, we Imagine, before this Is over would Senator Walsh. The re action to his election was not exactly that to a popular choice. Universally respected, he was applauded. But his speech of acceptance was not listened to. There was a continuous buzz, divided between jubilation in the Roose velt camp and indignation in the op position. Wisely, he skipped several pages of his speech, and ended the long session at 6 o'clock. At 7, in the Black stone Hotel lobby, tall, fit, military looking and forceful. Prank Hague of Jersey City, drew a few rather strong conclusions from the day’s doings for the benefit of an admiring circle. Just behind him a smallish, solemn, elderly man with a gray walrus moustache and panama hat, waited alone for an ele vator. It’s a small world. 1 "Roosevelt's chances not so good,” "Roosevelt's chances better after to day’s vote.” This is the hot dope in the lobbies and headquarters. Person ally we advise you to follow our system and pull a daisy apart. (Copyright, 1932 > COLLEGE GIVEN $25,000 Woman’s Will Probated In Phila delphia Leaves Gift. PHILADELPHIA, June 20 UP.— Among bequests by Mrs. Virginia Smith Handy Martin, whose will was probated today, were gifts of $25,000 to the trus tees of the Canton Christian College, Canton. Ohio, and $1,000 to the chil dren’s home of Cincinnati. Ohio. The will stipulated that the larger gift be add'd to the endowment fund of the college and be known as the "Henry Martin fund,” in memory of her late husband. Mrs Martin bequeathed $1,C00 to the same institution to be devoted to the purchase of books for the college library * Martin Van Buren Defeated by Polk in Similar Circum stances in 1844. Special Dispatch to The Star. CHICAGO. June 29 (NANA.).— While the Rooaevelt forces succeeded In electing their candidate for permanent chairman of the Democratic National Convention, there still is an uneasy feeling among them. This was in evidence at their head quarters last night. During a discus sion of the day's events, attention was called to the analogy existing between conditions here in 1932 and those in Baltimore In 1844. when Martin Van Buren, another "sure winner from the Empire State,” went down to defeat. Van Buien. like Roosevelt, was New York's candidate. Weeks, months, be fore the convention. Van Buren fol lowers were confident that "the Little Magician” would be the nominee In what was believed to be a Democratic year. Enough delegates had been instruct ed for him to assure a full majority, so Van Buren and his followers thought It was all over but the shouting. Texas Annexation Foe. Then came the Hammitt letter—the fatal letter that Van Buren wrote in reply to an Inquiry regarding his posi tion as to the annexation of Texas. Van Buren was opposed to it. It was probably the first time in his life that he was unequivocally opposed to any thing. When the delegates reached Balti more there was a hurried calling to gether of Southern delegates. Many of them Irrevocably were pledged to Van Buren's candidacy, but they could no* support any man opposed to the f vj 'ation of Texas % * wo-thirds rule was brought out of the N’mocratic attic and dusted off. Sixty-five of the delegates Instructed for Van Buren voted for It as the rule of the convention, knowing that Van Buren. under the circumstances, could not get two-thirds They were for him so long as they knew he couldn’t win the nomination, but no longer. James K. Polk Named. The convention then offered the nomination to Silas Wright, highly esteemed Senator from New York. Wright. Van Buren's rlose't political friend, refused to allow his name to be used, and another friend of Van Buren’s, James K. Polk of Tennessee, was named Silas Wright. In the Interests of the party, then was persuaded to resign from the United States Senate and be come the Democratic candidate for Governor of New York State. Wright's sacrifice carried the State for the Dem ocratic ticket—his majority being about twice that of Polk’s—and It made Polk President. The analogy between Van Buren and Gov. Roosevelt Is that for weeks before the convention assembled Van Buren was regarded as a sure winner, and would have w-on had a majority vote prevailed. Van Buren lost, and many blamed his defeat on the bad manage ment of his New York manager. There are many Roosevelt delegates now questioning the wisdom of the management of the Roosevelt forces. (Copyriaht. 1932. by the North American Newspaper Alliance, Inc.) TAR HEEL DELEGATES FEEL ROLE IMPORTANT Point to Roosevelt Change on Two Thirds Vote Following Carolina Caucus. By the Associated Preas. CHICAGO. June 29.—No matter who Is chosen for President, members of the North Carolina delegation feel their State ha* shaped destiny at this convention. Some of those casting North Caro lina’s 26 votes think it highly signifi cant that Gov. Roosevelt's order call ing off the assault of his legions on the two-thirds rule came shortly after the Tar Heel group voted five to one against abandoning the ancient prece dent. They recalled that Roosevelt the night before had talked to the dele gation through a long-distance tele phone hook-up. not asking definitely to go against the rule, but just to be "good Democrats." The Caro'/na majority Interpreted a "good Democrat" as one who voted to stick to the tie which has bound party parleys for 100 years. The Carolinians supported Roosevelt on all else. How They Voted ¥ Ballot oil Shouse - W alsh Contest Tabulated by States. (Prom the 5:30 Edition of Yesterday s Star ) CHIC AC O STADIUM, June 28—The roll call vote on a minority report to elect Jouett Shousc as permanent chair man of the Democratic convention fol lows : Alabama (24)—4 Vi aye, 19 Va no. Arizona (6)—6 no. Arkansas (18)—18 no. California (44)—44 aye. Colorado (12)—12 no. Connecticut (16)—9*2 aye. 6*4 no. npinwurp —1 RVP. 5 no. Florida <14>—14 no. Georgia (28)—28 no. Idaho (8)—8 no. Illinois (58)—42 aye. 16 no. Indiana (30)—30 aye. Iowa (26)—10 aye, 16 no. Kansas <20)—6)* aye, 13)4 no. Kentucky <26i— 26 no. Louisiana (20)—20 no. Maine (12)—7 aye, 5 no. Maryland (16)—16 aye. Massachusetts (36)—36 aye. Michigan (38)—38 no. Minnesota (24)—3 aye, 21 no. Mississippi (20)—20 no. Missouri (36)—16'4 aye, 19)4 no. Montana (8)—8 no. Nebraska (16)—1 aye, 15 no. Nevada (6)—6 no. New Hampshire (8)—8 no. New Jersey (32)—32 aye. New' Mexico (6)—3 aye, 3 no. New York (94)—67 aye, 27 no. North Carolina (26)—4 aye, 22 no. North Nakota (10)—1 aye, 9 no. Ohio (52)—49)a aye, 21* no. Oklahoma < 22)—22 aye. Oregon (10)—1 aye, 9 no. Pennsylvania 176)—27)4 aye, 48)4 no. Rhode Island (10)—10 aye. South Carolina (18)—18 no. South Dakota (10)—10 no. Tennessee (24)—24 no. Texas (46)—46 aye. Utah (8)—8 no. Vermont (8)—8 no. Virginia (24)—24 aye. Washington (16)—18 no. West Virginia (16)—16 no. Wisconsin (26)—2 aye, 24 no. Wyoming (8>—6 no. Alaska (6)—6 aye District of Columbia (6)—8 no. Hawaii (6)—6 no. Philippines (6)—6 aye. Portp Rico (6)—6 no. Canal Zone (6)—6 no. Virgin lalands (2)—2 no. Ayes, 528; noes, 628. .. , ♦ ' ** -m 4h» '*• ■» .-1 Washington Delegates Again to Carry Differences to Floor. BY J. A. OTEAKY. Staff Corrtnwmdent cf The 8t»V. CHICAGO. June 29—The battle In the District of Columbia delegation over the unit rule, by which a majority de termines how. the vote of the entire group shall be’cast, will be aired on the floor of the Democratic National Con vention again, late today or tomorrow. Althougn opponents of the rule lo»t their fight against it on several roll calls yesterday, when the temporary chair* man of the convention. Senator Bark ley of Kentucky, upheld the contention of the majority of the delegation, headed by John B. Colpoys, that the unit rule is binding on the group, the minority declared today they will raise the question once more on the next bal lot that is taken. Walsh Ruling to Be Sought Col. Arthur O'Brien, one of the four delegates who are seeking to have the delegation left free to vote as indi viduals. explaining he will present the Issue again in order to have the perma nent chairman of the convention. Sen ator Walsh of Montana, pass on it. The District has 12 delegates with half a vote each, or a total of six votes. The sustaining of the unit rule means that the entire six votes are recorded whichever way a majority of the dele gation decides on any question on which the convention takes a ballot. The four dissenting members would have two votes to cast independently if they uuuiu uie&ft. lilt* uiiik ruic, uut me piuu ability is that the original decision yes terday upholding the rule will stand. The District's six votes were cast under the unit rule with the Roosevelt forces on the three questions which came be fore the convention yesterday—namely, the selection of the permanent chair man and on the seating of the delega tions from Louisiana and Minnesota, which had been contested by rival groups of delegates. Tlie first test came on the seating of the Louisiana delegation, and for 10 minutes the District of Columbia held the limelight In the crowded stadium as the opposing leaders in the Washing ton group presented their arguments. Poll Demanded. When Mr. Colpoys announced the Dis trict’s six votes in favor of seating the Louisiana delegation headed by Senator Huey P. Long, O’Brien challenged the announcement and asked that the dele gation be polled. Colpoys said later that a poll of the delegation would have shown seven delegates for the Long delegation and five for the contesting Louisiana group. And since the presid ing officer upheld the unit rule as ap plying to the District delegation, the six votes were recorded In a unit for the Long delegation without taking a poll. The same procedure was gone through and the unit rule upheld on the two succeeding ballots. When the issue was first raised, Mr. Colpoys, leader of the majority, objected to the poll asked for by O'Brien and called for a ruling by the chair. Senator Barkley stated that he had before him the record filed by the chairman of the District delegation, showing that a primary was held In the District In May. that the ballots used In the primary carried a query as to whether the voters favored placing the delegation under the unit rule, and that a large majority voted for the unit rule. O'Brien asked for five minutes to pre sent his argument, expressing his be lief that all the evidence was not be fore the convention. Colpoys Inquired whether O'Brien challenged the accu racy of the credentials to which the presiding officer had called attention regarding the primary. Col. o Brien s Arguments. Col. O'Brien agreed with the state ment that the question regarding the unit rule was on the printed ballot in the primary, but, relying on rulings made in prior conventions in 1912 and 1924, which are incorporated in the parliamentary manual for this conven tion, he argued that the convention does not accept responsibility for in structions imposed on a delegation that is chosen in a primary. He argued that, under the manual, such instructions may be disregarded as a matter between the delegate and his constituency. Last night Col. O'Brin advanced a further claim that the rules under which ar rangements were made for the District primary contained no reference to the unit rule. The presiding officer held that the section of the manual relied on by O’Brien applies only to primaries held under statutory law. whereas the Dis trict primary was held under a party agreement and not under a law. The three other delegates, who left a caucus of the District delgation sev eral days ago with Col. O'Brien. In op position to the unit rule, are Mes. Henry J. Leonard, George P. Marshall and George Garrett. Col. O’Brien declared In the conven tion yeseterday that the opponents of the unit rule ’'will unhesitatingly return to the people of the District and face them with pride after having protested against this unit rule of voting.” KNIGHTS OF ST. JOHN OPEN DETROIT SESSIONS 5.000 Delegates to Attend Busi ness Meeting and Hear Review at Banquet Tonight. By the Associated Press. Detroit. June 29.—Five thousand dele gates to the thirty-ninth annual inter national convention of the Knights of St. John today opened business sessions of the order, and prepared to review the organization’s achievements at the annual banquet tonight. Delegates to the ladies* auxiliary of the society also are in convention. St. Michael's Commandery, No. 140, of Cleveland, won the first award in the annual competitive drills yesterday. Commandery No. 235 of the Ladies Auxiliary, Cheektowaga, N. Y„ won the first award for the auxiliary drill com petition. TRIAL BEGUN IN KILLING OF BONUS MARCHER North Carolina Railway Agent, Ac cused by Victim’s Buddies, Calm in Facing Jury. By the Associated Press. MARION, N C„ June 29.—W. A. Banks of Asheville, special agent for the Southern Railway, went* on trial here today on a charge of murdering Louis Chlapetta as he slept in a box car here on his way home from the “bonus army” in Washington. As selection of a jury of McDowell County citizens began, the court room become crowded to capacity. Banks sat near his counsel, calm and cool, while nearby sat six World War veterans and buddies of Chiapetta The veterans were with CHiapetta. whose home was in Houston, Tex., when he was shot. They accused Banks of en tering the box car, kicking the bonus marchers and then shooting him in the abdomen. Death followed on June 30, I two days after th* shooting. Home Folks at Convention TWO delegates to the Democratic National Convention from the District of Columbia are shown here at the second session In Chicago yesterday. Left to right: George P. Marshall and John Colpoys. —A. P. Photo. Pity the Poor Chairman! Godfrey G. Gloom, Jeffersonian Democrat, Says the Battle-Scarred Veteran Walsh Should Have Been Left to His Well-Earned Rest. I BY ELMER DAVIS. CHICAGO. June 29 (N.A.N.A.).— Godfrey G. Gloom, the Democrat of purist ray serene from Amity, Ind., was discovered by a reported in the act of having a sore finger bound up at the emergency hospital in the stadium. ■ When Indiana voted solid against Huey Long,” said the veteran, “I clapped rr.y hands so hard it knocked some of the skin off.” "Aren’t you pleased over the election of Tom Walsh as permanent chair man?” asked the reporter. "No. sir, I am not,” said Mr. Gloom. “I got too much admiration for Tom Walsh to want to see him subjected to the cruel but all too usual punishment of the permanent chairmanship. I wish they’d left that battle-scarred vet eran to his well earned rest. If the Roosevelt people wanted their man named for permanent chairman, why didn’t they stick to Barkley, however sedate. And soporific he may be as a keynoter, he certainly wields the gavel with grace and skill, keeping the con vention in as good order as can be ex pected of Democrats and keeping it in a good humor, too. “Band Wagon Hitch Hikers." “However,” went on Mr. Gloom, "it was otherwise decided by those who seem to hold our destinies in their hands. They still talk about stopping Roosevelt, but it looks as if that would be quite a job. There must be some few delegates at least who exercise a personal discrimination, and it stands to reason that If Huey Long could get 638 votes Roosevelt can get more than that. “And that don't count the band wagon hitch hikers, who are liable to make up his two-thirds. Anything that is true around this convention usually becomes falsehood and error half an hour later, but you may quote me as saying that at this present moment it looks like Roosevelt is in. But see me later and maybe I’ll have an entirely different story to tell you.” * "What is your general Impression of the convention so far?” asked the re porter. "Oh, it’s a good show,” replied Mr. Gloom, “and there are full houses, too. At times the challenges and protests fly around as thick and fast as they did in the good old Madison Square Garden fight. I moved around among the delegates on the floor for % couple of hours, hopin' I might get some idea of their sentiments, but all of 'em I heard were talking about the fine par ties they are having at the hotels at night and arguin' whether the Jasper red they brought up from home is bet ter than the Canadian rye you get in Chicago. Many Friendly Reunion*. "There was many a friendly reunion on the floor before the session started. I reckon the delegates figured that as soon as the convention opened and arguments started all friendship* would cease. "They give us a nice musical pro gram, too. beforehand, and I was par ticularly grateful to the band for playin’ ’The Pilgrim’s Chorus.’ We Demo crats are pilgrims ourselves, you under stand, marchln’ down a long and dusty road. I have sometimes suspected it wouldn't be half as long or half as dusty if we could make up our minds where we were pilgrimaging to, but at any rate we were grateful to the band for recognizing our historical role in American politics. "But right after that the organ started playin’ ’Happy Days Are Here Again.’ They’ve played that every day this convention and every day in the Republican convention, and a fellow sittin’ behind me says: ‘If they keep on playin’ that tune for a few weeks lbnger it’ll be the marching song of the revo lution.’ ” “Are you one of the pessimists who anticipate a revolution. Mr. Gloom?’’ asked the reporter in some surprise. "I am not,” said Mr. Gloom firmly. "You can’t have a revolution without a leader. You may have all kinds of disagreeable happenings, but without somebody to point ’em somewhere they ain’t a revolution. If there was any man in this country today who was fit to lead a revolution, he wouldn’t have to. The country would be turned over to him by unanimous consent to see what he could do with it. But if there is anybody who commands any such general confidence his name escapes me.” "At any rate,” said the reporter hopefully, “what is done at this con ’HOHI)NAtional 0836 GRIYHOUND DEPOT, 1336 Y«rl» A**., N. W. |Im Ri4f« TarmiNl, 1201 PmmtIvmn Arm., N. W. SPECIAL All Ladles’ OrwsM. SI.H TIn, f tar IN Man’s Saits and Ovaraaats, 7So ta. Mats Olaanad and Blacked, Ha ap Don’t Forget Our Laundry Service j vention may remove this widespread fear of catastrophe.” i "It may.” Mr. Gloom conceded. "When Boston is near the top of the National League and St. Louis is near the bottom, you got to admit that any thing might happen'. But so far as this convention goes, I noticed that Mgr. Ostrowski. who prayed for us this morning, said that the hopes of the Nation rest on the Lord, or words to that effect. He evidently didn’t have much confidence in the Democrats." (Copyright, 1932. by the North American Newspaper Alliance. Inc.) NEWSPAPERS UNDER FIRE Suspension Asked for Articles Ridiculing German Government. BERLIN, June 29 (£>).—'The govern ment challenged the two largest parties of the opposition today by requesting that the Prussian Minister of the Interior suppress for five days the Cologne newspaper Volks Zeitung. organ of the Centrist party, and the Berlin Vorwaerts, organ of the Social Demo crats. Both are charged with publishing articles and cartoons ridiculing the government. WINS IRISH DERBY Aga Khan's Dastur Beats Hillsong and Trapper, x DUBLIN, Ireland. June 29 UP).—Aga Khan’s Dastur today won the Irish t Derby at Curragh, the Newmarket of Irish horse racing. Mai, Shirley'^ Hillsong was second l and J. Cooney’s Trapper third. Ten ran. Dastur, the favorite, at 4 to 7. barely got home with a margin of a head over Hillsong. with two full lengths separ ating the second and third horses. The race was 1 miles and the stake £5000 sterling. Hillsong went to the post at 4 to 1, while Trapper was a 50 to 1 shot. DEFER MAGAZINE SALE NEW YORK. June 29 UP).—Sale of the Outlook and Independent, bankrupt magazine, was ordered postponed today when an offer of $6,050 was the high est bid made at an auction. Reieree Howard P. Coffin thought the offer too low and postponed the sale until late tomorrow. The high bid was made by Prank A. Tiche nor, publisher of Aero Digest, The Spur and several other periodicals. A first offer, $2,000, was made by Punk & Wagnalls, publishers of the Literary r Digest. SOUTH’S AID ASKED ; FOR GOV. RITCHIE Appeal by Bruce Points to Part Ancestors Played in Dixie History. By a Staff Correspondent of The Star. CHICAGO. June 29.—Delegates to the Democratic National Convention from the South were reminded last night that the candidacy of Gov. Albert C. Ritchie of Maryland offers them a chance to nominate for President a Southerner who understands their ideals and aspirations. In a letter to fellow delegates from that section, Howard Bruce. Demo cratic national committeeman for Mary land. recalled the part taken by Gov. Ritchie's ancestors In the history of the Southern States. “The South has an opportunity to nominate a Southerner for the next President of the United States," Mr. Bruce wrote. "Albert Cabell Ritchie, four-term Governor of Maryland, was bom in Richmond, Va., of distinguished Southern ancestry. Record of Ancestors. “One of his ancestors. Joseph Cabell, was a close associate of Thomas Jeffer son and helped the great Democratic statesman to fcund the University of Virginia. Cabell Hall of the University is a memorial to his eminent services. "Gov. Ritchie's great-grandfather, William H. Cabell, was Governor of Vir ginia and chief judge of the Virginia Court of Appeals. A number of his relatives fought in the Southern armies during the Civil War. An unde, then a cadet at Virginia Military Institute, was killed at New Market. Gov. Ritchie's uncle, Boykin Wright, is a former attorney general of Oeorgia. “Gov. Ritchie's father was a judge in Maryland; an uncle was a member of the Maryland Court of Appeals. The record of Gov. Ritchie's family i should appeal to all Southern delegates. They have in him a representative i who understands their Ideals and aspi rations, their needs and desires, and who will bring to the South leadership of the same high character that marked I the earlv days of the republic. ' The Southern States should line up for Gov. Ritchie.” Ritchie Given Good Chance. As the time for balloting approaches j the supporters of Gov. Franklin D. i Roosevelt of New York are confident they will be able to nominate him on ! an early ballot. At the same time, there i is a strong feeling among many ob I servers that if, by any chance, the Roosevelt bandwagon should slow up on the home stretch, Gov. Ritchie would stand a good chance of becoming the nominee. Tennessee and Georgia, for example, are both for Gov. Roosevelt, but if a situation should develop In which Roosevelt could not go over, it is be lieved by some that these Stctes would be friendly disposed towa d Ritchie. Admirers of the Maryland Governor ] believe he is the second choice of a i considerable number of delegates! Senator Tydings, Democrat, of Mary j land expres'ed the cptn'on last night | that there is still a fifty-fifty chance [ for the nomination of the Maryland ' j Governor. COUNTY OFFICIALS SEND RITCHIE GOOD WISHES Montgomery Commissioners Wire Governor, Advising Him to Carry on Fight for Nomination. j By a Staff Correspondent of the Star. ROCKVILLE, Md., Jung 29.—A teie ! gram, urging Gov. Albert C. Ritchie of Maryland to carry on his fight for nomination as the Democratic candi date for President and expressing the hope that he might attain his goal os an early ballot, was sent to him In Chicago by the Board of Montgomery County Commissioners yesterday. The telegram, which was signed by Charles Y. Latimer, clerk for the board, read: "The commissioners of Montgomery County send these greetings, based on a growing hope that your reDUtatlon for discernment; courage, stability and i "fidelity may lead to your early nomi nation. Vacillating conduct now men aces the party and country. We beg you to persist—in so doing you will render humanity a service." The commissioners. Intensely inter ested In the campaign for the nomina tion, had a radio installed in the hear ing room of their suite in the new court house and listened to the broad cast of the Chicago parley after dis posing of the one item which appeared on the program for their meeting. 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