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Department Heads Uncertain
on Results—Hoover's
Approval Due.
tContinued From Wrst Page )
before arrangements are made for ad
ministering the compulsory furlough
Retirements Scheduled.
At the Post Office Department, the
only point definitely decided was that
governing retirements, and it was said
there would be about 1,000 of these.
At Interior Department, where sev
eral weeks aio wholesale dismissals were
forecast as the result of the cut in ap
propriations unless a furlough plan
could be Invoked, the situation today
remained in doubt.
There.' as in some of the other de
partments, it was said that it would be
necessary to get a printed copy of the
economy bill and study it thorough'y
before it could be determined just what
■would be done
The announcement by Senator Jones,
Republican, of Washington, that Con
troller General McCarl had said retire
ment would not be forced on any em
ploye who had not completed 15 yéars'
iTVice, so that none would be deprived
of the benefits of retirement legislation,
was viewed at the Treasury as being
particularly helpful in cne of its prob
Came in War Period.
There were maiiy employes there, it
vas pointed out, who came in during
the war when help was needed, and
■who now have reached retirement 8g?
■without, however, having been 15 years
In service. They are well able to do
their work, it was added, and with
this leeway can continue at their desks
for the average of a year that is neces
sary to bring them within the retire
ment law.
While War Department officials had
made no rrrangen ents for dealing with
the furlough plan, it was said that at
present the matter appears to be one
that can be handled by routine admin
istration. just as have allowances for
annual leave, with regulation vested in
departmental heads.
At the Labor Department Secretary
Doak said he has discussed the matter
with his aides and some derision was
expected late today or tomorrow.
State, Navy and Justice were looking
to the controller general's office for
guidance, but at Navy the opinion was
expressed that the new law would not
hurt the married personnel.
G. P. O. Ready to Act.
The passage of the furlough plan
found the Government Printing Office
ready for action, George H. Carter, pub
lic printer, having set up a plan that
he was prepared to put into effect last
Saturday when the program was tem
porarily rejected by the Senate. At the
close of today's business there will be
147 removals, including more than 100
superannuated workers. 17 married per
sons and the rest voluntary retirements.
The new economy measure, inci
dentally, gives the Government Printing
Office employes sick leave—an allow
ance they have hitherto been without,
and does the same for the Bureau of
Engraving and Printing, the Navy Yard
and arsenal.
The passage of the furlough bill has,
for the time being, held in abeyance 80
dismissals that had been contemplated
at the Bureau of Standards July 1 on
account of insufficient appropriations.
It was said the Bureau would wait now
to see just where it stands before
taking any action.
Signing of Economy Measure to
Lop Thirty-eight Workers
From Pay Boll.
Thirty-eight employes of the Dis
trict Government who have reached
the retirement age and who have had
15 years of service, will be retired to
morrow in accordance with the provis
ions of the general economy bill passed
last night by Congress, providing the
measure Is signed by President Hoover
as is expected.
Upon the signing of the measure by
President Hcover. Daniel J. Donovan,
District Auditor, will send out notices
to those affected. The list prepared to
day contained the names of L. R.
Grabill, an engineer in the maintenance
division of the District Highway De
partment. and E. G. Emack. an engi
neer engaged in the supervision of
sidewalk construction. The remainder
of the 38 are per diem workers or
members of the clerical staff.
The retirement age is 70 for clerical
or administrative workers, and 65 for
laborers and mechanics.

Admirals Cheatham and Bristol
Among 'pallbear«:rs for Officer
of Naval Supply Corps.
Funeral service?: were held today for
Capt. David Carlton Crowell, Supply
Corps, U. S. N.. who died Sunday in
Naval Hospital. Following the services
at his late home. 22 >9 Cathedral ave
nue, burial was in Arlington National
Cemetery with full military honors.
Pallbearers included Hear Admiral
Joseph J. Cheatham, paymaster general
of the Navy and ch ef of the Bureau
of Supplies and Accounts; Rear Admiral
Mark L. Bristcl. U. S. Ν , retired, com
mander in chief of the Asiatic Fleet
when Capt. Crowell vas his aide; Capt
Brantz Mayer, Supply Corps; Capt
Walter D. Sharp. Supply Corps; Comdr.
W. Β Howe, on duty in the 4th Naval
District, In Philadelphia; Comdr. Henry
F. D. Davis, Bureau of Engineering;
Comdr. Robert A. Lavender, on duty in
the office of the judge advocate gen
eral, and Comdr. Charles C. Copp.
Supply Corps.
Capt Crowell is survived by his
widow. Mrs. Grace Willits Crowell, and
two sons, David Carlton Crowell, Jr.. a
midshipman at the Naval Academy, and
Albert Willits Crowell, a student at
American University.
Two Companions Escape Injury
as He Lights Explosive Found
While Playing.
Adolph Schick, 8, of 2000 Η street,
was recovering at Emergency Hospital
today from burns about his hands and
face, received yesterday when a can of
powder found by him and three other
boy* exploded as they lighted It. Physi
cians said his condition was not serious.
Adolph and the other youngster»—his
brother Elmer. 9, and Robert Btrtng
feilow, 11. of Ι82β Η street, and George
Clark, β. of 1819 G street—were playing
in the rear of a restaurant owned by
his father. W. M. Schick, 1»15 G street,
when they found the powder.
Dumping the powder on a rock.
Adolph struck a match and tsuched it
to the pile. The other boys escaped
Text of Furlough Plan
Provisions of Measure Approved by Both House and
Senate Include Furloughs and Slashes
in Big Salaries.
THE official text of the conference
report on the economy bill as
approved by both House and
Senate follows :
Title I—Furlough of Federal
[employes; furlough provMons
Section 101. During the fiscal year
j ending June 30, 1933 :
ι a » The days of work of a per diem
officer or employe receiving compensa
1 tion at a rate which is equivalent to
I more than $1.000 per annum shall not
excced five in any one week, and the
compensation for five days shall be ten
elevenths of that payable for a week's
work of five and one-half days. Pro
vided. That nothing herein contained
shall be construed as modifying the
method of fixing the daily rate of com
, pmsation of pc- diem officers or em
ployes as now authorized by law. Pro
! vided further. That where the nature
I of the duties of a per diem officer or
! employe render it advisable the provi
sions cf subjection <b) may be applied
j In lieu of the prov.sions of this sub
(b) Each officer or employe receiv
ing compensation on an annual basis
! at the rate of more than $1.000 per
ι annum fhall be furlcu&hed without
1 compevvration for one calendar month,
of lor such periods as shall In the ag
J gregate be equivalent tn one calen
dar month, for which latter purpose
24 working days (counting Saturdav
as one-half dav) shall be considered
as the equivalent of one calendar
month: Provided. That where the na
ture of the duties of any such officer
or employe render it advisable, the
provisions of subsection (a) may be
applied In lieu of th? provisions cf this
subsection; Provided further. That no
officer or employe fhall. without his
consent, be furloughed under this sub
section for mere than five days in any one
calendar month: Provided further. That
the rate of compensation of any em
ployee furloughed under the provisions
of this act shall not be reduced bv
reason of the action of any wage board
during the fiscal year 1933.
(c) If the application of the provi
sions of subsections < a > and <b> to any
officer or employe would reduce his
rate of compensation to less than
$1,000 per annum, such provisions shall
be applied to him only to the extent
necessary to reduce his rate of com
pensation to $1,000 per annum.
Section 102. No officer or employe
■hall be exempted from the provisions
of subsections (a) and (b) of section
101. exccpt in those cases where the
public service requires that the posi
tion be continuously filled and a suit
able substitute cannot be provided, and
then only when authorized or approved
in writing by the President of the
United State*. The director of the
Bureau of the Budget shall report to
Congress on the first Monday In De
cember In 1932 and 1933 the exemptions
made under this section, divided ac
cording to salary, grade and class.
Section 103, All rights now conferred
or authorized to be conferred by law
upon any officer or employe to receive
annual leave of absence with pay are
hereby suspended during the fiscal year
ending June 30. 1933.
Terns Are Defined.
Section 104. When used In this
(a) The terms "officer" and "em
ploye" mean any person rendering serv
ices m or under any branch or service
of the United States Government or
the government of the District of Co
lumbia, but do not include (1) officers
' whose compensation may not, under
ι the Constitution, be diminished during
their continuance in office; (2) Sena
tors. Representatives in Congress, Dele
gates and resident commissioners; (3)
officers and employes on the rolls of the
Senate and House of Representatives:
(4) carriers in the rural mail delivery
service: (5) officers and members of
the Police Department of the District
of Columbia, of the Pire Department
of the District of Columbia, of the
United States Park Police in the Dis
trict of Columbia, and of the White
House Police; (β) teachers In the
public schools of the District of Co
lumbia; (7) public officials and em
ployes whose compensation is derived
from pssessments on banks and or is
not paid from the Federal Treasury;
(8) the enlisted personnel of the Army,
Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps;
(9) postmasters and postal employes of
post offices of the first, second and
third classes whose salary or allowances
are based on gross postal receipts, and
postmasters of the fourth class; (10)
any person in respect of any office,
position, or employment the amount
of compensation of which is expressly
fixed by international agreement; and
(11) any person in respect of any
office, position, or employment the com
pensation of which is paid under the
terms of any contract in cflert on the
date of the enactment of this act. if
such compensation may not lawfully
be reduced.
(b) The term "compensation" means
anv salary, pay, wage, allowance t ex
cept allowances for subsistence, quar
ters. heat, light and travel), or other
emolument paid for services rendered
in any civilian or noncivilian office,
position or employment, and Includes
the retired pay of Judges and the re
tired pay of all commissioned and other
personnel of the Coast and Geodetic
Survey, the Lighthouse Service and the
Public Health Service and the retired
pay of all commissioned and other ner
ronnel (except enlisted) of the Army,
Navy, Marine Corpe and Coast Guard,
but dees not include the active or re
tired pay of the enlisted personnel of
the Army, Navy, Marine Corps or Coast
Guard, and does not include payments
out of any retirement, disability or re
lief fund made up wholly or in part of
contributions ol emoloyes.
(c) In the case of any office, position
or employment the compensation for
which is circulated on a piece-work. !
hourly or per diem basis the rate of
compensation per annum shall bs held
to be the total amount which would
be? payable for the regular working
hours and on the basis of 307 working
days, or the number of working days
on the basis of which such compen
sation is calculated, whichever is the ι
greater. ι
Deduction Provisions.
Compensation reductions :
Section 105. During the fiscal year
ending June 30. 1933—
ia) The salaries of the Vice Presi-1
dent and the Speaker of the House of ι
Representatives are reduced by 15 per
cent, and the salaries of Senators, Rep- :
resentatives In Congress. Delegates and :
Resident Commissioners are reduced by
10 per cent.
(b) The allowance for clerk hire of I
Representatives In Congress Delegates ι
and Resident Commissioners Is reduced I
by 8' j per cent, such reduced allow
ance to be apportioned by the Repre
sentative, Delegate or Resident Com
missioner among his clerks as he may
determine, subject to the limitations of
existing law, but the compensation of
such clerks shall not be subject to re
duction under subsection (c) of this
<c) The rate of compensation of any
person on the rolls of the Senate or of
the House of Representatives (other
than persons included within subsection ,
(a), if such compensation is at a rate j
of more than $1,000 per annum, is
reduced by 8'<'3 per cent, except that. !
if the rate of compensation Is $10.000 |
or more, such rate shall be reduced by I
10 per cent.
<d> In the case of the following
persons the rate of compensation Ls
reduced as follows: If more than $1.000
per annum but less than $10.000 per
annum. 8'3 per cent; if $10,000 per]
annum or more, but less than $12,000 '
per annum. 10 per cert; If $12,000 per
annum or more, but less than $15,000
per annum. 12 per cent; If $15,000 per
annum or more, but less than $20.000 j
per annum, 15 per cent; if $20,000 per 1
annum or more, 20 per cent:
(1) Persons exempted, under sec
tion 102. from the provisions of sub
sections (a) and (b) of section 101:
(2) Carriers in the rural mall deliv
ery service, but In the case of such
carriers the term "compensation" shall
not include the allowance for equip
ment maintenance:
(3) Officers and members of the j
Police Department of the District of I
Columbia, of the Fire Department of,
the District of Columbia of the United j
States park police in the District of
Columbia and of the White House |
police ; I
(4) Teachers in the public school
of the District of Columbia; 1
(5) Postmasters and postal employes
of t>ost offices of the first, second and
third classes whose salaries or allow
ances are based on grots postal receipts j
and postmasters of tne fourth class; I
<6>. Officers and employee (as de
fined in rection 104 (a) ) occupying
positions the nature of the duties and
periods of work of which make it im
Dracticable to apply the provisions of
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subsections (a) ana vu; «« =---·—
(7) Officers and employes (as defined
in section 104 (a) ) not otherwise pro
vided for in this section, to whom the
provisions of subsections (a) and (b) of
section 101 do not apply.
<e) Subsections (c) and (d) of this
j section fhall not operate (1) as to re
duce any rate or compensation to less
than $1.000 per annum, or (2) so as to
reduce the rate of compensation of any
of the postmasters or postal employes
provided for in paragraph (5) of sub
i section <d> of this section to a rate
I which is lees than 912'3 per cent of his
1 average-rate of compensation during the
calendar year 1931
Retired pay:
Section 106. During the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1933, the retired pay of
all judges (except judges whose com
pensation may not, under the Constitu
tion. be diminished during their con
tinuance in office) and the retired pay
of all commissioned and other per
sonnel (except enlisted) of the Army,
; Navy, Marine Corps. Coast Guard, Coast
and Geodetic Survey, Lighthouse Serv
: ice and the Public Health Service shall
be reduced as follows: If more than
j $1.000 per annum but less than $10,000
per annum. 8'/3 per cent: if $10,000 per
annum or more, but less than $12,000
per annum, 10 per cent; if $12,000 per
annum or more, but less than $15.000
per annum. 12 per cent: if $15,000 ncr
annum or more, but less than $20,000
per annum. 15 per cent; if $20,000 per
annum or more, 20 per cent. This sec
tion shall not operate so as to reduce
! any rate of retired pay to less than
$1,000 per annum.
Spécial Reductions.
Special salary reductions:
Section 107. ( a ι During the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1933:
(1) The salary of each of the mem
; bers of the International Joint Commis
sion, United States section, shall be at
the rate of $5,000 per annum;
12) The ralaries of the following offi
cers shall be at the rate of $10,000 per
annum: Commissioners of the United
States Shipping Board, members of the
Federal Farm Board (except the Secre
tary of Agriculture), members of the
Board of Mediation, commissioners of
: the Interstate Commerce Commission,
commissioners of the Unit»J States
Tariff Commission, the American com
missioner of the General Claims Com
mission «United States and Mexico), and
the umpire and American commissioner
of the Mixed Claims Commission (United
States and Germany»;
(3) No officer or employe of any of
j the boards or commissions enumerated
In paragraphs (1) or (2) shall (except
as provided In paragraph '4) ) receive
salary at a rate In excess cf $10 OOO per
annum ;
(4) No officer or employe of the
United States Shipping Board, the
United States Shipping Board Mer
chant Fleet Corporation, or the Re
construction Finance Corporation
shall receive a salary at a rate in excess
of $10,000 per annum, except that In
the case of any position the salary of
which at the date of the enactment of
this act is at a rate in excess of $12,
500 per annum such salary may be at
a rate not In excess of $12,500 per an
num: and
(5> The salaries and retired pay of
all judges (except judges whose com
pensation may not. under the Con
stitution. be diminished during their
continuance in office», if such salaries
or retired pay are at a rate exceeding
$10.000 per annum, shall be at the
rate of $10,000 per annum.
ib) The furlough provisions and
the compensation reductions contained
in other sections of this title shall not
apply to any office, position, or em
ployment the salary or retired pay of
which is reduced or fixed under the
provisions of subsection (a· of this
Government corporations: Sec. 108.
In the case of a corporation the ma
jority of the stock of which is owned
by the United States, the holders of
the stock on behalf of the United
States, or such persons as represent the
interest of the United States In such
corporation, shall take such action as
may be necessary to apply the pro
visions of sections 101. 102. 103. 105,
and 107 to offices, positions, and em
ployments under such corporation and
to officers and employees thereof, with
proper allowance for any reduction in
compensation since December 31, 1931
Remittances from constitutional of
ficers: Sec. 109. In any case in which
the application of the provisions of
this title to any person would result in
a diminution of compensation pro
hibited by the Constitution, the Secre
tary of the Treasury is authorized to
accept from such persons, and cover
into the Treasury as miscellaneous re
ceipts, remittance of such part of the
compensation of such person as would
not be paid to him if such diminution
of compensation were not prohibited.
Appropriations Impounded: Sec. 110.
The appropriations or portions of ap
propriations unexpended by reason of
the operation of this title shall not be
used for any purpose, but shall be im
pounded and returned to the Treasury.
Limitation on jurisdiction of courts.
Sec. 111. No court of the United States
shall have jurisdiction of any suit
against the United States or (unless
brought by the United States) against
eny officer, agency, or instrumentality
of the United States arising out of the
application of any provision of this
title, unless such suit involves the Con
stitution of the United States.
Rural carriers' equipment allowance:
Sec. 112. During the fiscal year ending
June 30. 1933. payments for equipment
maintenance to carriers in the rural
mail delivery service shalj be seven
rights of the amount now provided by
Measure Curbs Total of Payless Days
For U. S. Employes to Five in Month
Each officer and employe receiving
compensation on an annual basis at
the rate of $1,000 a year or more will
be furloughed without pay for one cal
ender month, or 24 working days. Sat
urday will be counted as a half day.
No officer or employe, without his con
sent. shall be furloughed for more than
five days in any one calendar month.
Per diem workers receiving more
than $1,000 a vear will be put on a
five-day week
If the application of the furlough
reduces the rate of compensation to
less than $1,000 a year, the furlough
will be applied only to the extent neces
sary to reduce the rate of compensa
tion to $1,000 a year.
No Leave With Pay.
Annual leave with pay is permanently
fixed at 15 days, excluding Sundays
and holidays Senator Jones of Wash
ington, who handled the economy bill
In the Senate, explained there will be
no annual leave with pay in the com
ing fiscal vear, and that the 15-day
leave with pay provision will become
operative at the beginning of the 1934
fiscal year All officers and employes,
however, who are exempted from the
furlough will get their annual leave
with pay.
Sick leave Is left undisturbed, but
the President is authorized to formu
late regulations to obtain uniformity
in the various departments.
Department heads are authorized to
furlough employes indefinitely to keep
within appropriation for the 1933 fiscal
year. ·
In the event of necessary dismissals,
either a husband or wife, if both are
in the Federal service, thall be the first
released. In the future appointments
to the classified service preference will
be given to persons whose husband or
wife is not already in the Government
Exempted from the furlough are such
officials and employes whose services
! cannot be spared. Specifically men
tioned are members of the Metropolitan,
Park and White House police forces,
members of the District Fire Depart
ment. teachers In the District public
schools, officers and' employes on the
rolls of the Senate and House, members
of Congress, postrr.asters and postal
employes. Such employes drawing b3
twecn J1.00U and $10,000 will have to
take an 8.3 per cent salary cut; be
tween $10,000 and S12.C00, a 10 per
cent cut; between $12,000 and $15,000,
a 12 per cent cut; between $15,000 and
S20.000 a 15 per cent cut, and more
than $20,000 a 20 per cent cut. The
retired pay of judges and commissioned
officers of the Army, Navy and Marine
Corps. Coast Guard. Coast and Geo
detic Survey, Lighthouse Service and
Public Health Service will be reduced
under the same scale.
Hoover May Take a Cut.
President Hoover's salary is exempt
under the Constitution from any re
duction, but the bill authorizes the ac
ceptance of the amount he ts expected
to turn back into the Treasury.
The salaries of the Vice President,
the Speaker of the House, Senators
and Representatives will be cut in ac
cordance with the siloing scale pro
All money saved by compulsory fur
loughs or percentage pay cuts shall be
impounded and returned to the Federal
Treasury. Senator Jones Explained,
however, the Controller General has
ruled that this impounding will not
result In the dismissal of employes, as
charged, to keep within the appropria
While the bill provides for the auto- '
matic retirement of superannuated em
ployes upon reaching the retirement
age prescribed In existing law, senator
Jones advised the Senate that Con
troller General McCarl had held that
the provision would not apply to those
who had not served 15 years in the
House Changes Accepted
Despite Strong Fight
in Opposition.
Badly battered through weeks of con
troversy, the economy bill was finally
approved last night when the Senate
concurred in the House changes and
accepted the vigorously condemned con
férence report, 35 to 11, despite stub
born opposition.
By its action, the SeDate put its
."•tamp of approval cn the modified fur
lough plan of the House exempting all
employes receiving less than $1,000 a
year. Those whose services are regard
ed as indispensable also are exempted
from the enforced leave without pay,
but must take a pay cut Tanging from
8.3 per cent up to 20 per cent on the
higher salaries.
$150,000,000 Saving Seen.
Estimated to save the Government
5150,000,000 in the coming fiscal year,
the bill will become effective Friday,
and remain in force through June 30,
1933. . ,
In accepting the House furlough plan,
the Senate completely reversed the po
sition it took last week in revolting
aeainst the conference report and re
committing it, with the hope that some
of the admitted inequities in the bill
would be eliminated.
The sudden change in sentiment re
sulted from fears that the measure
might not come out of conference in
time for final approval before Friday,
the beginning of the new fiscal year,
coupled with a warning by Senator
Jones that the Government would face
chaos unless the economy bill and sup
ply measures are enacted before July 1.
The Senate was forced to take the
bill, inequities and all, with the hope
that perhaps some of its bad features
would be corrected In administration
In fact, a definite step toward removal
of one of the chief abuses—the pro
vision relating to the dismissal of mar
ried persons—was taken by Senator
Bingham. Republican, of Connecticut,
immediately after the Senate had voted
to accept the conference report.
Senator Bingham introduced a Joint
resolution, designed to nullify the effect
of the section which calls for the dis
missal of either a man or wife, if both
ar^ on the Government pay roll, when
Government service. The interpreta
tion. he said, will prevent retirement
of employes who otherwise would not
receive the benefit of annuities.
Retirement reductions will be based
on the regular rate of salary prior to
the furlough pr salary cut.
Pay for overtime, night and holiday
work will be 5 per cent above the day
rate. Such work will be distributed, if
possible, among employes not on a full
time basis.
A llhltatlon of $3,000 a year is placed
on the combined pay of retired Army
or Navy officers holding civilian posi
tions. In cases where the combined
pay amounts to or exceeds $3.000, the
officer is given the option of drawing
the civilian salary or the retired pay.
personnel reductions become necessary
because of Insufficient appropriations
Its consideration, however, was delayed
by the objection of Senator McNary of
Oregon, assistant Republican leader.
The path for the Senate's action was
laid out by Its vote Monday requesting
the House to return the conference re
port. The House complied with the re
quest amid a scene of confusion soon
after It convened yesterday. The Sen
ate. however, did not reach considera
tion of the conference report until after
6 o'clock, awaiting disposition of the
billion dollar Treasury-Poet Office ap
propriation bill.
The first vote came on a motion by
Senator Jones for reconsideration of the
action by which the conference report
was rejected last week. It was a viva
voce vote, and the almost unanimity of
the chorus of "ayes" left no doubt tint
the Senate was ready to accept the
House furlough plan.
La Follette Loan Fight.
Senator La Follette, Republican, of
Wisconsin, a bitter foe of the confér
ence report, sensed the approach of the
steam roller, and made several futile
attempts to prevent a vote on accept
ance of the report. By repeated quorum
calls and other parliamentary tactics, he
succeeded in delaying a final vote until
about 7:20 o'clock, nearly an hour and
a half after Jones had moved for re
consideration of the conference report.
La Follette pleaded with the Senate
not to establish a dangerous precedent
by yielding to the House—a precedent,
he declared, which would come back
"to plague the Senate." He further
described the Senate's anticipated action
no » "Kitmiliatine cnrrenrlor "
"I regret very much." La Follette
said, "that the Senate has made the
decision it has In connection with the
conference report. There is no ques
tion but that the difficulties contained
in this report, the injustices and the
inequalities, could have oeen ironed out
in a further conference. They are
things which are unimportant, in so
far as the principle contained in this
bill is concerned. The savings which
they will accomplish are negligible.
They are amendments inserted by the
House which create meag?r savings, but
in so doing, however, wreak grave in
justices upon the individuals affected.
Votes Already Gathered.
"I realize, hoVever, that the votes
have been gathered in to adopt the con
ference report, and I realize that re
sistance to it is futile. If it were in
my power, I would be glad to take the
responsibility of defeating this confer
ence report, thus forcing the House
to agree to a further conference, but
that obviously is not within the power
of any one individual Senator.
"The Senate and House will spend a
great deal of valuable time In the next
session of Congress straightening out
the mistakes which are contained In
the conference report. Rather than
take the needed tim? of a day or two
now to remedy the inequalities in this
bill, the Senate will devote weeks to the
consideration of amendments to the law
at the next session."
Senator Copeland, Democrat, of New
York, joined with La Follette in the
protest. He declared the bill had
aroused widespread opposition, that "no
one is satisfied with it," and that it
will undermine the morale of the Gov
ernment employes.
Senator Jones said he was entirely
out of sympathy with the provision re
lating to married workers, but it should
not be used as an argument for defeat
of the entire bill. Only through opera
tion of the so-called "impounding
clause," turning back into the Treasury
funds saved by the furlough of em
ployes, Jones declared, could the Gov
ernmeht save t.'ie $100,000 000 tn ecomo»
mips claimed . jr the futlou&b plan.
Other economic, in the bill tre esti
mated to raise the total t» $15i\00© 800.
The only comedy relief Cirai at the
conclusion of the long debate when the
debonair J. Hamilton Lewis, Senatafa»
from Illlnoie, changed his vote for^fp
to "nay."
"I have a confession, sir,'1 hjr^gHl. "I
find myself in a confueion ΓΛ4Τ alto
gether unknown in relation to the pro
vision as to married women. 1 find that
I voted 'yea.' and since it is my desire
to vote against any discrimination
against married women, I desire to
change my vote from aye' to 'nay." "
The record vofe on ihe Jones motion
to apprv/e the economy bill with th3
House furlough amendment follows:
Republicans for:
Aust:n. Barbour. Capper. Carey. Dick
inson, Ooldsborough. Hale, Hastings,
Hebert. Howell, Jones, Kean.Keyes. Mc
Nary, Moses. Oddie. Patterson. Town
send. Vandenberg. Watson, White-—21
Democrats tor:
Ashurst. Black. Bratton. Broussard.
Coolidge. George, Hawes. Haydcn. Ken
drick, McGill. Robinson ai Arkansas.
Sheppard, Thomas of Oklahoma. Tram
Total for. 35.
Republicans against
Blaine, Dale, Davis, La Follette, Reed,
Democrats against:
Bulow, Mrs. Caraway, Copeland,
Lewis, Pittman—5.
Total against. 11.
Teachers Expected to Get Pnyless
Vacations—Others' Status
Not Yet Decided.
District public school officials today
undertook to evolve a plan by which
the Federal economy furlough system
may be applied to their various per
sonnel groups. They said committees,
representing the prrsonnel groups, were
to be named this afternoon in readiness
for further discussions tomorrow.
In school circles it appeared today
that the furlough would go in force for
the teachers, who are paid in 10 install
ments. The question confronting Ιψβ
officials, however, was, whether the of
ficers. including the superintendent and
his assistants themselves, should be
ijlven the 30-day furlough or whether
they should take the 8 3 per cent sal
ary cut. The same question is yet to be
answered with respect to the custodians
and the clerical force.
The State Department yesterday re
ceived assurances from Minister Adrian
Recinos of Guatemala that Presidept
Ubico of Guatemala was not aiding
plans for a revolution against the gov
ernment of El Salvador
President Martinez of El Salvador In
a cable received by the Salvadorean
legation here Monday charged Ubico
with having part in a plot to attack
San Salvador with forces organized in
Guatemala and alleged the Communist
elements were profiting by thia help to
foment an uprising.
Recinos told Assistant Secretary of
State Francis White his government
had maintained strict neutrality in Sal
vadorean affairs and denied emphatical
ly. upon instructions from Gen. Mar
tinez, any complicity in a plot to over
throw the Salvadorean President, whom
the United States does not recognize. 1
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