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WEATHER.
(Ό. 8. Wrather Bureau Forecast.)
Pair, continued warm tonight and to
morrow; gentle to moderate southwest
winds.
Temperatures—Higher» 86. at noon
today; lowest, 67. at 0 a.m. today.
Full report on page 9.
Closing Ν. Y. Markets, Paces 14 and 15
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WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, JUNE
1932—FIFTY-SIX PAGES. ****
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NOMINATIONS OF CANDIDATES BEGIN
ROOSEVELT IS FIRST TO RE PLACED
REFORE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION;
PLATFORM GETS FINAL APPROVAL
Mack Presents
New Yorker's
Name.
ACCLAIM HALTS
FURTHER ACTION
Voting Expected to
Begin Late
Tonight.
BY G. GOULD LINCOLN,
Btatt Correspondent of The Star.
CHICAGO, June 30—Franklin
D. Roosevelt, Governor of New
York, was placed in nomination
ior President in the Democratic
National Convention this after
noon.
The nominating speech for the
leading candidate for the presi
dential nomination was made by
his old friend, John E. Mack of
New \ork, who years ago gave
Roosevelt his first nomination for
public office, State Senator.
When Mr. Mack concluded his
address and named Roosevelt,
there was a huge demonstration.
A parade of the States started
around the hall, headed by Min
nesota, and participated in by
nearly all the rest, except those
having favorite son candidates.
Parade Impressive.
Tlie great organ of the convention
hal! pealed forth triumphantly as the
marchers slowly made their way through
crowded aisles. At intervals the organ
*'as silenced to give opportunity to hear
the cheers of the deiegatea.
Huge poster pictures of Roosevelt
were carried in the parade and banners.
One of them read "New York delegates
are loyal to you."
Two women delegates rode by the
speakers stand, perched on men's
shoulders. The parade was impressive
because of its sise and enthusiasm.
Roosevelt forces were in high spirits
as the convention reassembled, declar
ing the "job" was u good as done,
meaning that their candidate would be
nominated promptly.
Approved Platform.
The New York Governor gave his
eeal of approval to the new liquor
plank and to the whole platform
It was insisted by Roosevelt leaders
from the South that his chances had
not been hurt by the inclusion in the
platform of this very wet plank They
pointed to the fact that the plank had
a very considerable support a m on* the
Southern Roosevelt delegates them
selves.
As the decision in favor ef Roosevelt
for the presidential nomination became
more and more likely, the question of
a vice presidential nominee loomed
larger. Despite repeated denials by
Roosevelt supporters that any deal had
been made, the rumor continued to per
sist that Speaker Gamer of Texas and
four possible candidates in Otiio were
being seriously considered — Baker
Bulkley. Co* and Gov. White. Garner'
it was reported here, is willing to take
the nomination if he can get it.
While the talk of Garner continued in
the convention hall, the name of former
Gov. Harry Flood Byrd of Virginia as
Mce presidential candidate finaily to
be selected came to the fore in some
quarters.
It was pointed out that Roosevelt, if
nominated, will be strong in the West
and that his need would be for a run
ning mate to help in the Eax.. Byrd.
■ t was pointed out, is popular in the
East and. furthermore. might help the
ticket, if it can be helped, with the drvs.
The Virginia delegation has among its
members many who have been favorable
to the nomination of Roosevelt
Another combination suggested look
ing to strengthening the ticket in the
lndustria! East, was that cf Roosevelt
Ritchie managers said
ηί·"·ν that there was nothing to the
R there is a growing be
f ^ Maryland Governor would
not turn down such a nominaiion if it
came to him.
Roosevelt's Message.
T_f5"les * Parley, Roosevelt general,
made public the following me<sage
from Gov Roosevelt: K
The country and the party are to be
clearest ™"Kratulat<,d on the shortest.
cKASreadable putrorm ln
I am glad the will of our Dart ν was
bJ°wchVd^»0rlty prnhlbUlon Plank
j>v such a definite majority. I am for
He τ ÎL ο the same plank
tut tJ31? ln State two years ago "
__Mr_Par.ry. in response to questions,
(Continued on Page 2. Column ~7.)~
Sheppard Is Ready to Vote
For Action on Repeal Issue
Co-Author of Dry Amendment Gives Out
%/
Written Statement Declaring lie Will
Be Guided by Texas Vote in July.
!
The Democratic prohibition repeal
{ bombshell broke on Capitol Hill this
morning with a concussion that shook
even Senator Sheppard, Democrat, ol
Texas, co-author of the eighteenth
amendment, from his unequivocal dry
stand.
Senator Sheppard, long prohibition's
stanchest supporter in the Senate, an
nounced in a statement today following
ι receipt of the news on the actien ol
the Democratic Convention in Chicago,
that he would vote to submit a repeal
amendment unless his party referendum
in Texas in July decides against it.
He asserted, however, he would oppose
j repeal if the question is submitted to
the people.
Meanwhile Senator Bingham. Re
| publican, of Connecticut, one of pro
| hibition's chief foes, declared that in
ι view of the Democratic platform he |
I would seek an early test vote In the
Senate on his bill to legalize 4 per cent j
; beer. He said that as soon as the j
Democratic delegates returned from I
Chicago he would move to take off j
the Senate calendar and consider this
bill which has been reported unfavor
ably by the Senate Manufacturers'
Committee.
Rainey Doubts New House Vote.
On the House side, however, Repre
ί sentative Rainey, the Democratic leader, !
told newspaper men he saw no oppor- ;
tunity for another House vote this
session on prohibition.
"X do not think the actions of the
two conventions would make any dif- ;
ferences in votes this session," Rainey j
said. "Certainly it would not change
enough votes_for the two-thirds ma- !
(Continued on Page 2, Column 6.)
ORGANIZED DRYS
FACING DILEMMA
Hoover May Get Support, but
Three Courses Are
Considered.
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, June 30.—The Demo
cratic repeal plank, flouting prohibi
tion sentiment, has brought the
organized dry forces face to face with
a dilemma of major proporations, and
the leaders conceded today there is not
as yet unanimous choice as to the way
out.
Dr. Daniel A. Poling of New York,
one of the National Prohibition Board
of Strategy, condemned the Democratic
stand as vigorously as might be ex
pected, and made known that the
board, war council of 30 dry organi
zations. would get together today to
talk over tlyiir future course. This
I meeting wag planned as an informal
and secret one. leading toward some
; thing more definite tomorrow.
Poling disclosed the diverging opln
j ions. They are:
To throw the organized dry vote to
i Herbert Hoover and the Republican
I modification submission program.
To seek an independent dry candi
| date for President and register as big
ι as possible a protests vote; and
To stay out of the presidential con
| test and concentrate on electing dry
Congressmen.
Hoover May Get Vote.
Apparentl;- these views had been
taken in expectation that the Demo
cratic Convention would take to the
I neutral repeal submission plank, less
! desirable to the drys than the modifl
cationist Republican plank, but no
j where near as objectionable to them as
i the advocacy of repeal with which the
I platform wound up.
Under the new circumstances, first
ι opinions of neutral observers leaned to
the idea that President Hoover would
get the organized dry support. But he
has yet to deliver his nomination ac
t ceptance speech, which may have some
; bearing on the Republican party's pro
hibition stand in the campaign.
Victory in November for the Demo
crats. after their platform decision,
would amount, as far as the drys are
I concerned, to a w-et victory in a nation
al referendum on prohibition unless
President Hoover himself were to ad
: vocate repeal. For that reason it would
be obviously to the dry interest to use
the strongest means at hand for de
feating the Democrats' national candi
dates.
"The drys will issue no formal state^
iContinued on Page 4. Column 1.)
MONEY PARLEY LIKELY
MacDonald's Work at Lausanne
Expected to Bear Fruit.
LONDON, June 30 (JP).—Prime Min
ister Ramsay MacDonald's work at the
Lf.usanne Reparations Conference has
assured that a world monetary confer
ence will be held in London in the near
future, it was stated today in an offi
cial quarter.
Prince of Wales 111.
LONDON, June 30 (/P).—The Prince
of Wales was confined to his rooms to
day with a chill and canceled an en
gagement to attend the Canadian
Dominion day dinner tonight.
HEDGE FOR REPEAL
Ovations Given AI Smith and
Ritchie During Debate
on Wet Plank.
BY WILL P. KENNEDY.
Staff Correspondent of The Star.
CHICAGO, June 30.—With wild ac
claim the packed stadium greeted the ,
adoption oi the repeal and modifies- j
; tion plank by the overwhelming vote !
of 934*4 to 213% in the Democratic j
Convention last night, climaxing a series
of spectacular demonstrations while this '
j plank was being considered.
By a 2-to-l vote the Resolutions Com
mittee on which is one delegate from
each State and Territory, voted to sub- ;
: stitute the repeal and modification j
plank offered by Senator David I. Walsh !
of Massachusetts for the not so wet |
plank which the subcommittee had in- :
eluded In the tentative draft of the plat
! form. The debate was brought to the
j floor of the convention through a ml
1 nority report presented by Senator Cor
! dell Hull of Tennessee.
Two candidates for the nomination
for President, former Gov. Alfred Ε
! Smith »f New York, the titular head of
j the Democratic party, and Gov. Albert j
C. Ritchie of Maryland, were given ova
j Hons when they took the platform in
support of the repeal plank. Jouett
Shouse, chairman of the Executive j
! Committee of the Democratic National I
ι Committee, who was defeated for per- j
manent chairman by Senator Thomas
ΐ J. Walsh of Montana, was also cheered ;
and applauded vigorously when he
; espoused the repeal plank, and John J. |
I Raskob. the national chairman, was
j cheered long and lustily when Mr. J
j Shouse emphasized his work for the J
j Democratic party.
One of the amazing features of the
debate, during which the opposition
I dwindled, came when Maury Hughes,
ι the Texas delegate on the Rules Com
mittee. was presented as a speaker for
I the minority report and announced that
! a poll of the Texas delegation just taken j
j had instructed him to support the re- S
1 peal plank. "My stand on the eight
eenth amendment." he said, "has been !
fully expressed by that great statesman
and Speaker of the House, John N. j
Garner." After eulogizing former Gov.
! Smith. Mr. Hughes said: "They spread
the word that it was his stand on the j
wet issue that defeated Alfred E. Smith
! in 1928. It was not. That great states
man was crucified on the cross of re
| ligious intolerance." ,
Senator Walsh of Massachusetts, !
I leading the defense of the repeal plank, !
(Continued on Page 2, Column 4.)
FOILS ASSASSIN ATTEMPT
Vienna Burgomaster Saves Life of :
University Rector.
VIENNA. June 30 —Karl Seltz.
Vienna's Socialist bugomaster, saved
the life of Orhenio Abel, rector of i
Vienna University, today by frustrating
an attempt to assassinate him.
While the rector was speaking at the
unveiling of a monument Prof. Camilo
Schneider, a member of the university
faculty, apparently demented, whipped
out a pistol and fired once at the rector.
The burgomaster grappled with him
and disarmed him. The professor prob
ably will be sent to a sanitarium.
ROOSEVELT TO SPEAK TONIGHT
IF CONVENTION ISN'T IN SESSION
Will Discuss State Matters Via Radio Unless He s
Listening to Democrats.
Br the Associated Press.
ALBANY. Ν. Ϋ., June 30.—If the
Democratic National Convention Is not
In session at 6:15 p.m. ι Eastern stand
ard time) toiday, Gov. Franklin D.
Rooeevelt Is going to make a radio
•peech.
He will deal only with State matters,
howerer. and the speech over WGY at
Schenectady. *111 not be broadrast out
Aida the State. It a one of » series o!
15-minute talks he has been giving on
State government. If he does not de
liver it, it will be given by Mark Graves,
director of the budget.
"If 1 don't give it myself," he said,
"it will be because I'll be listening to
the convention."
As the crisis draws near Gov. Roose
velt apparently is keeping almost con
stantly in touch with his lieutenants in
Chicago. He had two calls inside of
Ave minute^ fight after he arrived at
his office today. ,
v* X
Today's Program
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, June 30—The
program of the Democratic Na
tional Convention today:
Noon—Convention convenes.
Invocation, George Shaw Cook,
teacher of Christian Science,
Chicago.
William G. McAdoo urges
minority report for bank de
positors' guarantee plank.
Roll call on Gov. William H.
Murray's minority platform.
Roll call on McAdoo minority
report.
Adoption of platform.
Roll call of States for presiden
tial nominating speeches.
Added Planks
Are Rejected
Quickly.
McADOO, GLASS
IN BANK DEBATE
Welfare Proposal Is
Only One Given
Ο. K. Today.
BY BYRON PRICE.
Associated Press Stall Writer.
CHICAGO, June 30.—Plunging
along with a rapid succession of
almost unanimous decisions, the
Democratic convention completed
approval of its platform today and
turned to another interlude of
oratory as a long line of speakers
took up the task of putting nine
candidates formally in nomina
tion for the presidency.
Without roll calls and with
roaring shouts of disapproval, the
convention refused to write into
the platform alongside the prohi
bition repeal plank adopted
earlier in the day, a single one of
the major amendments sent up
from the floor.
Bonus Plank Rejected.
One of the planks voted down was
for immediate payment of the soldier
bonus. It was smothered under an
overwhelming rush of "no's," its spon
sors being unable to muster even the
number of seconds needed to insure a
roll call.
The "Scotch bank" plan of Gov. Wil
liam H. Murray of Oklahoma, together
with all of hi* other economic proposals,
went out in rapid and seemingly over
whelming votes by acclamation. So did
a plank by William G. McAdoo, pro
posing that Congress consider methods
of making safe the deposits in banks
which are members of the Federal Re
serve System.
The McAdoo plank alone stirred up a
real flurry of debate. McAdoo himself
took the platform to espouse if, declar
ing it "in the interests of the people,"
and Senator Glass of Virginia, who, like
McAdoo, had served Woodrow Wilson as
Secretary of the Treasury, argued in ]
opposition that such a proposal would
greatly undermine the faith of the
hankinff rommunitv in thp l"V>mnrra.Hr I
party.
Ο. Κ. Welfare Plank.
The only amendment adopted to the
platicrm as it came from committee
was one proposed by a woman, Miss
Caroline O'Day of New York, express
ing the interest of the party in human
welfare work, particularly among chil
dren.
Several silver planks, proposals for
home rule for Hawaii and Alaska and
a number of scattering suggestions for
economic programs were in the batch
of proposed amendments which the
chairman pitched out the window.
Unofficial headquarters for Newton D.
Baker of Ohio are in operation at the
Congress Hotel preparing the way for a
"dark horse" drive.
_L. Ρ Ayres of Cleveland and Ralph
(Continued on Page 3, Column 2.) ι
NYE APPEARS SURE :
OF RENOMINATION 1
Sinclair and Burtness Take Lead
in North Dakota House
Race.
By the Associated Press.
FARGO, N. Dak , June 30—United 1
States Senator Gerald P. Nye, insurg
ent Republican, today appeared certain
of nomination for re-election in the j,
State primary yesterday. 11
Returns from 325 of 2.235 precincts j
gave him 22,939 votes to 16,262 for his
opponent. Gov. G. F. Shafer. 1
Frank H. Hyland of Devils Lake led <
in the Republican governorship race. '
but his opponent, William Langer of (
Bismarck, gradually cut into the small
margin of fewer than a thousand votes, i
The Fargo Forum, which supported 1
Shafer, estimated Nye's advantage
would increase to between 40,000 and
50,000 votes.
For Congress, on the Republican
ticket, J. H. Sinclair. Incumbent, was
out in front, followed closely by an- |
other incumbent, Ο. B. Burtness. In
third place was Representative Thomas ι
Hall, with William Lemke a close ι
fourth end U. L. Burdick fifth. Two
were nominated.
Returns in the Democratic race were ι
slow, but what was available gave in- '
dorsees of the State convention the
edge
Burdick's advocacy for repeal and
Lemke's declaration for resubmission
provided virtually all that was said
about prohibition during the campaign.
It was not made an issue generally.
MARINE OFFICER KILLED !
BY FELLOW LIEUTENANT !
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, June 30 (Λ"). I
—Sergt Edward Hall Schmlerer, U. S.
M. C., serving as a lieutenant with the
Nicaraguan National Guard, was shot
and killed early today by another lieu- ι
tenant of the Guard, who then deserted
with four enlisted men.
Reports from the town of San Isldro,
where the incident occurred, said Lieut, j
Roberto Gonzalez shot Schmierer while j
the American was asleep. No motive for
the killing was given. ., 1
Schmierer's service record gives as his
next of kin his mother. Mrs. Mary
Schmierer of Philadelphia.
Counsel Claims Prejudice
When Weekly Quotes Prose
cution on Guilt.
3y the Associated Press.
FLEMINGTON, N. J.. Jupe 30.—A |
defense motion for withdrawal of a
luror and declaration of a mistrial in
:he trial of John Hughes Curtis, al
eged Lindbergh bay case hoaxer, was
Jenied today.
Ryman Herr, one of Curtis' attorneys,
nade the motion on the ground that ι
Curtis' case had been prejudiced by an
irticle in the local weekly newspaper
nrhlch credited the prosecution with
itating that the defendant was "as good
is convicted already."
The motion was made in chambers
>efore court was convened for the day
ind was denied by Judge Adam O. :
lobbins without comment.
Policeman on Stand.
When court was convened Capt. !
fohn J. Lamb of the State police,
esterday's final witness, resumed the j
tand. '
The article to which Herr took ex- j
eption appeared in the Hunterdon
bounty Democrat, published today and
old on the court house steps as prin
:ipals and spectators entered. Many
:opies were seen in the court room.
The paragraph objected to by the de
ense reads:
"The difference of opinion between
îtate witnesses as to the good faith and
eliability of Curtis' clues is not ma- ί
erial to his guilt or Innocence, the |
>rosecution contends, voicing in an
iside opinion that 'Curtis is as good as ;
:onvicted already.' "
Continues Reading Statement.
Capt. Lamb continued reading the
tatemc.it, interrupted by adjournment
yesterday, which Curtis made the night
liter the Lindbergh baby's body was
ound. This was before Curtis con
essed that all his negotiations with the
cidnapers were imaginary, a confession
le later repudiated.
The statement Lamb read today con
ained an assertion that a letter "Dyna
nite," one of the alleged kidnapers, had
or Col. Lindbergh was addressed in the
iame hf.id writing as that on the origi
îal ransom note left in the nursery j
Liter the baby was stolen on March 1.
Col. Lindbergh did not keep the ap
«ointment with "Dynamite" which was
irranged by Curtis and the letter in j
luestion was never delivered, Curtis "for- :
;etting" to ask for it.
Describes Meeting "John."
The Curtis statement described a
neeting with "John," the alleged leader ;
if the kidnapers and the man to whom
5r. John F. (Jafsie) Condon paid a j
utile $50,000 ransom for Col. Lind
bergh.
Curtis said he pressed "John" for
urther proof to give Col. Lindbergh to ;
onvince him that Curtis was in touch ι
pith the actual kidnapers.
"To hell with the colonel!" the Cur
ls statement quoted "John" as reply- ι
ng. "We have his money. That's j
dentification enough. If they don't be- j
leve you, they can go to hell."
Col. Lindbergh^ testified earlier that ,
(Continued on Page 5, Column 1.)
MANUFACTURER'S SON!
SEIZED FOR RANSOM
J
135,000 Demand in Note for Re
turn of Haskell Bohn, 21,
, St. Paul, Minn.
iy the Associates Press.
ST. PAUL, June 30. Two men
ook Haskell Bohn. 21, son of a wealthy
efrigerator manufacturer, away In an
lutomobile today. The police said he
lad been kidnaped.
The youth was forced into the car
>y the pair as he started to leave the
private garage of his father, O. C.
3ohn. near the tatter's home.
A note left demanded 135,000 ran
10m.
The elder Bohn is president of the
îohn Refrigerator Co
Police said descriptions of the two
nen were obtained. A chauffeur with
■oung Bohn was held up but not seined,
rhe ransom note was left with the
chauffeur.
tadio Program* on Page D-S
District Tax Rate
Remains at $1.70
For Fiscal Year
ί
The District Commissioners to
day set the tax rate on real and
personal property for the fiscal
year 1933 at $1.70 per $100 as
sessed valuation. This is the
same rate that has prevailed for
the past several years.
The 1933 appropriation bill for
the District carries a provision
forbidding the commissioners to
lower the rate and accordingly
they elected to keep it at the
present level.
Normally the rate is based on
figures submitted by District
Auditor Daniel J. Donovan, which
are made public at the time the
rate is announced. In the present
instance, owing to the lateness of
the passage of the 1933 supply
bill, the auditor's figures will be
late. In his recommendation to
the Commissioners for the $1.70
tax rate, he states that a report
covering the probable revenues of
the District for 1933 and 1934 is
being prepared and will be ready ,
for presentation to them at some
time next week.
I. C. C. HALTS FRISCO
RAIL BANKRUPTCY
Loan Approval Prevents Re
ceivership—Bondholders
Will Run Line.
By the Associated Press.
The Interstate Commerce Commission
today prevented a receivership of the
St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Co. |
and announced that plans are under
way for bondholders to take over man
agement of the line for an indefinite
period.
The commission approved an Imme
diate Reconstruction Corporation loan
of $3,390.000 to meet interest and taxes
due tomorrow, saying this would prevent
a receivership.
Officials of the road told the commis
sion several days ago that anless the
loan were granted the line faced re
ceivership July 1.
In approving a previous loan of
$1.800.000, the commission had made
a condition that steps be taken to re
duce fixed Interest charges. A plan
has been worked out. it was disclosed
today, whereby bank loans totaling
$5,974.722 are to be extended 10 years
and the interest rate reduced from 6
to 3 per cent. Payment of Interest
on bonds is deferred 5 to 10 years and
a new bond issue of $25.000,000 is to !
be put out which will have precedence
over all other bonds, except the under
lying issues of two roads incorporated
in the system.
The commission did not formally ap
prove the plan because hearings must
be held. It did, however, say the plan
and Its support "furnish reasonable as
surance that the ends desired can \
largely be accomplished."
It added that In return for foregoing
interests on their holdings, "it is ex- j
pected an arrangement will be made
whereby the management will be In the j
hands of the bondholders so long as j
the Interest charges are deferred."
SEVEN DIE IN CRASH
OF TRACTION CARS

Passengers Crushed to Deeth When
Coach and Freight Tele
scope in Ohio.
Br the Associated Press.
HAMILTON, Ohio, June 30 —Seven
persons were killed in the collision of a
passenger and a freight car of the Cin
cinnati & Lake Erie Traction Co., near
Trenton, north of here, this morning.
It was a head-on collision. The pas
senger car went through a switch at
which it was to have waited for the
southbound freight car to have passed,
and the two speeding traction cars
smashed as they sped through the coun
try side about a mile and a half north
of Trenton, between Hamilton and Mld
dletown. '
Mellon Gets Degree.
EDINBURGH, Scotland, June SO UP).
—United States Ambassador Andrew
W. Mellon today received In person an
honorary degree of doctor of laws from
i$e University of Cdlnburgh. i
Jt
CONGRESS TO STAÏ
ON1IL NEXT WEEK
Leaders Tell Hoover They
Cannot Agree on Relief Bill
Before That Time.
Br the Associated Press.
President Hoover was informed today
by congressional conferees on the un
employment relief bill that they would
not complete their agreement until
next week.
This word ended all chance of an
adjournment of Congress by Saturday.
Members of th« Conference Com
mittee told the President that even if
they completed their tentative agree
ment today, it could no be drafted until
next week.
Earlier in the day, just before the
conferees resumed consideration of the
$2,300,000,000 Garner-Wagner bill, Rep
resentative Rainey, the Democratic
leader, told newspaper men a report
would not be ready for presentation be
fore next Tuesday.
Rainey expected the conferees would
finish their work by tomorrow night,
but said it would require nearly two
days for experts to get the bill in
proper form for returning it to the
Senate and House. He added there
bad been no undue delay in conference
work.
Relief conferees, steadily if slowly ap
proaching compromise, have indicated
the complete bill would allow $300,000.- i
000 for immediate relief; $1,500.000,000
for construction loans through the Re- j
construction Finance Corporation and
$500.000,000 for public works.
The latter phase is bothering them
most. House and Senate had approved
bond issues for this building program;
President Hoover was against the plan.
Leaders in both chambers were a little
more optimistic, though, about the pos
sibility of drafting a bill that would
meet executive approval.
LOS ANGELES SHORN
OF ENGINES AND GAS
Famous Dirigible Decommissioned
as Her Crew Stands
at Attention.
By the Associated Press.
LAKEHURST, N. J., June 30—The
Los Angeles, once proud training ship
of countless flyers of the Navy, tonight j
will rest in its old berth in the hangar, j
shorn of its engines, precious helium
gas, even its name.
Capt Harry E. Shoemaker, com
mandant of the naval training station,
read the orders decommissioning the
huge ship today, while its officers end j
crew stood at attention. The craft was j
decommissioned because of old age and
economy.
The Los Angeles first came to Lake
hurst in October, 1924, when Dr. Hugo ,
Eckener delivered her after a 74-hour !
trip from Friedrichshafen.
Most of the crew will be absorbed by j
the U. S. S. Macon upon the completion
of that craft.
PRESIDENT SIGNS
EMMY MEASURE
NOTING OBJECTION
Declares Some of Provisions
Impose Hardships on
U. S. Employes.
CONGRESS SHOULD ALTER
INEQUALITIES, HE SAYS
Chief Executive Expresses Disap
pointment Over Bill Falling
Short of Estimates.
President Hoover today signed into
law the much-debated and battle
scarred national economy bill, esti
mated to save around <150,000,000 in
Government expenditures.
However, the President expressed hia
disappointment over the measure in the
following statement:
"I have signed the economy bill, but
with limited satisfaction.
"First, it falls far short of the econ
omies proposed by the cabinet and other
executive officers of the government:
many items of their proposals, which
were in turn recommended by commit
tees on economy of the two Houses
failed of passage. Also, the bill is so
framed as to render abolition or con
solidation of the most consequential
commissions and bureaus impossible of
consumatlon until some months after
the next session of Congress.
Congre*· Changes Urged.
"Second, it imposes unnecessary hard
ships on government employes in minor
matters of little consequence economi
cally. Some of these hardships should
be remedied at the next session of
Congress. I believe we can adminis
tratively alleviate some of these dif
ficulties and hardships. Every effort
will be made to do so."
The bill reached the President yes
terday afternoon. It is understood that
he personally scrutinized the contenta
of the bill and also conferred with Col.
Hoop, director of the budget, and Sec
retary of the Treasury Mills and other
department heads before he finally put
κ»·»' "ν pnpvi iv a tan.
The actual signature of this bill oc
curred shortly after 11 o'clock today.
No ceremony of any kind marked the
occasion and the President was alone
at the time.
Five-Day Week Considered.
Labor Department official· were re
ported today as seriously considering
placing the personnel of their depart
ment on a five-day week basis in order
to meet the requirements of the econ
omy bill.
A conference of departmental heads
was held in the office of Secretary
Doek this morning. Afterward Mr.
Doak said the five-day week plan had
been discussed, but no definite decision
was reached, pending a study of the
economy measure, and final congres
sional action on the drastically cut
supply bill of the department.
"A definite decision, however, is ex
pected this afternoon," Secretary Doak
said.
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700 Face Dismissal.
To care for the heavy reduction in
the supply bill, officials said that unless
the five-day week or furlough plan was
carried out. approximately 700 workers
m Washington and the field would have
to be dismissed from the service.
Under the five-day week plan, the
department would be closed all day Sat
urdays and the majority of the em
ployes would go without vacation with
pay. Some department officials were
reported to be in favor of the five-day
week in preference to the 30-day com
pulsory furlough plan.
His Bureau of Labor statistics in a
recent review of the plan, adopted by
various industries, said that it was
making considerable headway.
The bureau said "in more recent years
there has come the desire for a full
holiday on Saturday—the five-day
week.'' /
100 to Lose Positions.
Approximately 100 employes of the
Federal Trade Commission will be re
leased tomorrow, as an* economy move,
it was announced at the commission to
day.
The workers—all on a temporary ba
sis—will come from throughout the
establishment, with the majority being
taken out of the forces engaged in the
several Investigations the commission
has under way.
It was said that the dismissals were
necessary in order to keep within the
commission appropriation, which has
been cut between $350,000 and $400,000
POLICE LEAVE SUSPENDED
All Vacations Off Until Economy
Bill Is Studied.
Annual leave for Metropolitan Police
was suspended today pending a deci
sion by the District auditor on the ef
fect of the economy bill on the city
government employes
Those officers who already have been
granted leave will be notified of the
cancellation of their vacations and
those now on leave will be called back
to duty tomorrow.
MAN, PROMISING COURT FAVORS
TO MANY VICTIMS, CONVICTED
Philadelphia!! Collects Funds for "Protection" of Balti
more "Magistrates' Association."
Special Dispatch to The Star.
BALTIMORE, June 30.—Harry R.
Warshall of Philadelphia, who came to
Baltimore with an alleged scheme to
solicit funds for a "magistrate's asso
ciation," which would give subscribers
privileges in court, was convicted of ob
taining money by false pretenses by
Judge Eli Frank, in Criminal Court yes
terday.
Warshall obtained $10 from Carlton
Ounther, if ter giving him the impres
sion. according te the testimony, that
hi* future trouble· with traffic law vio
lations might be ended if he gave the
money.
The organization which Wars hall
said he represented was called the
"Magistrates. Justices and Officials,
Inc.." and was said to be an association
□f minor Judiciary officials formed to
foster -fraternalism " In telephoning to
Gunther, Warshall Is said to have used
the name of a magistrate of Baltimore
County. Later a collector obtained $10
from Gunther.
More than a dozen other Instantes
where other Baltlmoreans were ao
Llclted by telephone to join the organi
sation were mentioned at the trial. Sen
tence was suspended pending poaeihl·
motion ίο- new trial.
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