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(TJ. 8, Weather Bureau Forecast.) Partly cloudy, continued warm with risk of local thundershowers late tonight or tomorrow; moderate south and south west winds. Temperatures—Highest, 90, at 4 p.m. yesterday; lowest, 64. at 6 a.m. today. Full report on page 9. Closing Ν. Y. Markets, Pages 14,15 & 16 •'From Press to Home Within an Hour" The Star's Carrier system covers every j city block and the regular edition is delivered to city and suburban homes as fast as the papers are printed. Yesterday's Circulation, 113.748 No. 32,259. Entered as second class matter post office, Washington, D. C. WASHINGTON, D. C, FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 1932—TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES. **** OP) Means Associated Press. TWO CENTS. HOOVER DECLARES CRISIS IS OVER, URGES DRIVE TO RESTORE TRADE; MILLS OFFERS 6-POINT PROGRAM I , , , . President Seeks New Initiative of Leaders. EXTENSION OF CREDIT ASKED Suggests Creation of More Jobs by Shorter Hours. By the Assocloted Press. President Hoover today told America's business chieftains he was convinced the Nation had overcome "the major financial crisis" and asked that they as sume new initiative and responsi bility to restore labor and agri culture to higher levels. Speaking to an audience com posing one of the most inclusive gatherings of national banking ar.d business leaders in history, the President proposed specifically that credit be extended to vital points and that arrangements be made between employer and em ploye for shorter hours and wider distribution of jobs. A program looking to the stimu lation of business activity and em ployment was brought to the con ference by Secretary of Treasury Mills from yesterday's session of an Executive Committee composed of Government officials and the chairmen of the 12 Banking and Industrial Committees of the Fed eral Reserve System. Proposes Central Committee. Secretary Mills recommended for con ference approval the creation of a cen tral committee of business leaders to take command of a fresh drive to lead the Nation farther along from the eco nomic slump. In the furtherance of business re covery President Hoover said it is clear ly necessary that there be co-ordination of effort in hastening the return of un employed to employmerft in their natural industries. "It is doubtful." he added, "whether any action we could take at this time ■would so greatly accelerate our progress, serve the welfare of our unemployed millions, or so quickly give us as a Na tion the benefit of a widespread spend ing power as further spread of equitable plans for sharing the available work. "As a matter of national policy, the shortening of hours is necessary, not alone to meet the needs of the move IContinued on Page 4, Column 1.) RECEIVERS NAMED FOR INTERBOROUGH Equity Proceeding Based on Claim of Brake Shoe and Foundry Concern. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, August 26.—Equity re ceivers were appointed today for the Interborough Rapid Transit Co., which operates subway and elevated lines con necting fcur of the city's five boroughs. Judge Martin T. Manton of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals appointed former Justice Victor J. Dowling and Thomas E. Murray equity receivers. Tne application for the receivership was made by attorneys for the Ameri can Brake Shoe & Foundry Co., a creditor, and was consented to by the Interborough. The I. R. T. is the largest subway operator In New York, but not the only one. The Brooklyn Manhattan Transit Co. also operates a subway sys tem connecting Kings, Manhattan and Queens boroughs. · LAUD OTTAWA PARLEY Erltish Delegates, at Home, Pro nounce It Success. SOUTHAMPTON. England, August 26 (/P).—British delegates returning ircm the Economic Conference at Otta wa declared upon their arrival today that the meeting with the dominions had been successful from every stand point. Cabinet members in the delegation hurried up to London for a meeting to be held either today or tomorrow. Text of Hoover's Speech President, Addressing Conference, Likens Victory to Chateau-Thierry, but Warns That "Battle of Soissons" Is Yet to Come. Ρ F "AIDENT HOOVER'S address, owning the conference of Fed eral Reserve District Banking and Industrial Committees to day, foilows: Ccn'lemen: We have asked you. the members of the 12 Federal Reserve District Banking and Industrial Committees, to confer together and with the offi cials of the Government agencies which are engaged in the problems of the depression. The purpose of the conference is to better organize private initiative and to co-ordi nate it with governmental activities so as to further aid in the progress oi recovery of business, agriculture and employment. The committees of the different Federal Reserve districts were created some time since and have already been of great service in the solution of many local problems. Many constructive projects have been advanced by them. We wish to expand the ideas and solutions developed in the dif ferent districts over other areas where they may be adaptable, to co-ordinate private and govern mental agencies, to initiate steps for organization of groups to un dertake special and immediate prob lems in credit, in industry, in agri culture end in employment as they arise in the different districts. In other words, this is a meeting not to pass resolutions on economic questions but to give you the op portunity to organize for action. It is not proposed that you shall have authority from the Government, but that you should join in stimulation of organized private initiative of America. The reason for calling this con ference at this particular moment is that we are convinced that we have overcome the major financial crisis—a crisis in severity unparal leled in the history of the world— and that with its relaxation confl (Continued on Page 4. Column 5.) U. S. ORDERS HALT ON FORECLOSURES IN OWNERS' BEHALF Controller Tells National Bank Receivers to Delay Action for Sixty Days. By the Associated Press. Steps to have receivers of national. State tnd other banking institutions grant a 60-day moratorium on home foreclosures have been taken by the Federal Home Loan Bank Board. Chairman Franklin W. Fort made the announcement to the national confer ence of business and industrial commit tees that Controller of the Currency Pcle had issued orders to every national bank receiver to tuspend foreclosures for 60 days. Later Fort made public a telegram dispatched to State banking authorities requesting them to instruct receivers or other liquidators of closed instltuticns to grant a similar respite. Many Banks Affected. Fort said hundreds of closed banks would be affected and probably hun dreds of millions of dollars would be involved. Tiie telegram sent to State banking commissioners and supervisors follows: "We hope to have Federal loan banks cpen and doing business on or before October 15, after whicn date substan tial relaxation in the mortgage loan market should develop speedily. In the meantime, we feel that foieclosures should be prevented wherever possible. "We. therefore, request you to in struct the receivers or other liquida tors of closed institution·; under your jurisdiction to withhold or delay fore closure proceedings for at least 60 days, thus offering chance of preserving equity of owner of real estate. No Delay in Dividends. •'Dividends to depositors or credi tors ne«>d not be delayed cs the Re construction Finance Corporation is au thorized to loan to receivers. "Controller Pole of the curvency is issuing instructions in accordance with this telegram to all receivers of na tional banks. We earnestly request your concurrence in your State." Fort said at the present time there was no mortgage money in the market, but that he was convinced that at the end of 60 days when the home loan banking system begins to function that there would be a market for real estate mortgages. He said the 60-day mora torium would save the homes of thou sands of persons, many of whom had (Continued on Page 5, Column 8.) Former Mrs. Marcus Daly Wed. DINARD, France. August 26 (Λ5).— The former Mrs. Marcus Daly, widow of the son of the American copper man, was married today in a rel'gious cere mony to George John D. Djamgaroff. A civil service was performed last month, in London. They will live in New York. Quake Rocks Austrian City. KLAGENFURT, Austria, August 26 (IP).—A slight earthquake rattled the crockery in this Corinthian city today, but did no serious damage. YOUNG SAYS GOAL OF TRADE PAULEY IS CREATING JOBS I ■ * Hope of Results Before Win ter Expressed—Task Called Non-Partisan. By the Associated Press. Owen D. Young, New York Industrial leader and a prominent Democrat, told the National Economic Conference today that th« prime purpose of co-ordinated drive of business and government was to make more jobs. As chairman of the first of the bank ing and industrial committees formed last Spring to bring together the forces of economic attack, Young related in j detail the organization of that com mittee. "We have all learned," he explained, j "that it is quite impossible to deal with this depression in Insulated compart ments. It Is obviously hopeless for us to accomplish much in this country unless we can unifv and co-ordinate the action of these groups in several dis tricts." Hopes for Early Result·. He joined emphatically in ths decla ration to the Nation's business leaders that it was to their best interest to see that the human family had a livelihood. "If we succeed even in small meas- j ure in this undertaking and can do it before the Winter comes, Mr. Chair man, I th;nk these committees will have rendered a very great service to busi ness in the United States. "And not only to business, because that is secondary, but to men and women who need food and shelter, and most of all who need to retain their own self-confidence and self-respect. Indeed, not only their self-confidence and self-respect, but what is even more important than all, to enable them and us to retain the confidei.ce of the chil dren who are coming on. Problem Is Non-Pariisan. "A father's job lost does more than humiliate the parent. It does more than weaken the self-respect of the child. It threatens that stability and that op portunity for the future which L*> the basis of our hopes and the impulse of our accomplishments. "That is our problem here. It is noi one of partisan politics. It is a prob lem of the perfection for the future of a social and economic system which is the only one having back of it the hu man experience of thousands of years and, however faulty, it is the one into which is welded the evolutionary back grounds of the peoples of the world." TRAPPED ON ICE PACKS, ESKIMOS REACH SAFETY Party of 28 Caught on Drifting Float While Visiting Abandoned Fur Ship, Baychimo. ; By the Associated Press. POINT BARROW, Alaska. August 26.—Carried 30 miles from shore on an Arctic ice floe, a party of 28 Eskimo men were safe ashore today after spend ing four days on the ice pack, and on the abandoned fur trader, the Baychimo. After reaching the Baychimo safely last Sunday, they said an easterly wind sprang up, breaking up the ice on which thev had reached the vessel. Only by splitting up into small parties and hunting for seal and bear when their food supplies were exhausted, and waiting for the wind to die down, were they able to return to shore. The Baychimo, although nearly a year in the ice now, is little damaged, they said. $400,000 EMBEZZLEMENT IN ROME BANK REPORTED — Police on Lookout for Offenders Believed Headed Toward French or Swiss Border. By the Associated Press. ROME, August 26—The newspaper Corriere Delia Sera reported yesterday that $400,000 had been embezzled from the Rome branch of the Bank of Sicily, and Milan police were on the lookout for the offenders, who were be lieved to be headed toward the French or Swiss border. Rome police have not confirmed the report nor has the bank made an an nouncement. The newspaper pointed out silence may be observed for a time so as not to jeopardize the chanoee of catching the criminal·. Six "Specifies" Suggested to Conference. CENTRAL GROUP TO BE SET UP Secretary Tells of Progress to Γ Recovery. Six specific endeavors for pro moting economic improvement, co-ordinated by a Central Com mittee of business leaders, were recommended to the President's conference of banking and busi ness leaders today by Secretary of the Treasury Mills. He told the assembled commit tees that this program had been presented to their chairmen in yesterday's all-day meeting of Federal Reserve Bank officials and believed "worthy of considera tion" by the conference. "We are not setting u^ an eco nomic council to endeavor to di rect the economic policies of the country," the Treasury Secretary ; assured the gathering. "We are creating a central crganiza- | tion for the purpose of contact and co- ι operation to assist in the task to be j performed by the Reconstruction Fi- ; nance Corporation, Federal Reserve ! Banking System, the Home Loan Banks, the Banking and Industrial Committees and such voluntary groups as may asso ciate themselves with the latter with a view to developing helpful steps looking to gradual economic rehabilitation and more immediately an increasing in em ployment." c:. D.:.i n. The six-point.program as outlined by Mr. Mills is as fellows: "1. The problem of making avail able credit affirmatively useful to busi ness. "2. To increase employment by the railroads and stimulation of industry through expansion of maintenance of equipment and purchase of new equip ment In co-operation wiih the Inter state Commerce Commission and The Reconstruction Finance Corporation. "3. Increased employment through the sharing work movement. "4. The stimulation of the repair and improvement of home movement. "5. Assistance to Home owners with maturing mortgages. "6. Active co-operation of all bank ing and industrial committees with the Reconstruction Finance Corporation in working out the problems incident to the making of self-liquidating loans for public and semi-public projects and for slum clearance and housing projects as provided in the emergency relief act; in the aiding of live stock loans by the Reconstruction Finance Corporation and agricultural credit corporations; in assisting the establishment of agricul ture credit corporations provided for in the relief act and in facilitating the adequate functioning of the new home loan banks." Mr. Mills said that since first discus sions of a central clearing house organ ization and a definite plan for business and employment betterment, progress already had been made. He cited as examples creation of the commodity finance and American securities cor porations and the development of a capital-expenditures movement among corporations. Text of Mills' Statement. The full text of Secretary Mills' statement follows; "Some four months ago, at a time when the Reconstruction Finance Corporation was already actively engaged in the protection and strengthening of our banking structure and the Federal Reserve system, with its vast resources made fully available by the Glass-Stea gall bill, was, through a vigorous policy, stemming the tide of deflation and credit contraction, but when dark clouds still hung heavily over our finan cial horizon, there came into being in each of the 12 Federal Reserve dis tricts a banking and industrial commit tee composed, generally speaking, of six leading bankers and six leading in dustrialists and business men. The first one of these was created in the New York district under the leader ship of Mr. Owen Young. This com mittee served as a model for the com mittees subsequently organized in the other districts. In the words of Mr. Young, the objective of these commit tees was "to discover ways and means of putting excess banking credit to work affirmatively to stimulate employ ment and business recovery." Mr. Young is here to tell you in person how the New York committee has been or ganized, how it has tackled the prob lems in the second Federal Reserve dis trict, and what it has been able to accomplish. The chairmen of the committees in the other districts are also present, but for the purpose of discussion this morn ing the story of the New York commit tee may be taken ar. typical of the work (Continued on Page 5, Column 3.) — m « COOLIDGE WANTS TO AID HOOVER, TILSON SAYS Leader Says Former President Is Still Undecided on Whether He Will Speak or Not. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, August 26.—John Q. Tilson. director of the Eastern Republi can Speakers' Bureau, today tele graphed Eastern campaign headquar ters that former President Calvin Coolidge is willing to do anything he can to insure the success of the Re publican campaign, but whether he will | make any speeches is still undeter mined. Tilscn lunched with the former Presi dent yesterday at Plymouth, Vt. "Former President Coolidge," the message lrom Tilson said, "has ex pressed a willingness to do whatever he can to insure Xhe success of the Republican campaign. The question of just how Mr. Coolidge can best help in the Republican campaign Is yet to be determined. Mr. Coolidge. however, made it clear that he was deeDlv ln 1 terested in the success of the ticket." Successor in Office Admits She Deposited His Funds in Her Account. By the Associated Près·. ALBANY, Ν. Y., August 26.—Miss Mildred Day, office secretary for the law firm with which Russell T. Sher wood, missing accountant, formerly was j associated, testified today at the hear- ! ing on removal charges against Mayor James J. Walker that since Sherwood left, about a year ago, she has de posited in her ο·νη bank account about $2,000 m dividend checks that have come in for him. She said she deposited the checks ] in her account in a bank in East j Orange, N. J., —here she lives, and j that it is ail there now, part of it in a safety deposit box and part in her account. "Mr. Sherwood had a bank account in New York, didn't he?" asked Martin Conboy, special counsel to Gov, Frank lin D Roosevelt, before whom the hear ing is being conducted. "Yes, he did," Miss Day replied. "Why didn't you put the money into his account, instead of in your own?" Conboy asked her. "I never thought of that," was Miss Day's reply. Property Sold for Fine. Sherwood, for his failure to return to New York and appear before the Hofstadter Legislative Committee, was held in contempt by the Supreme Court last Winter and was fined $5$0,000. Since then some of his property has been sold at a sheriff's sale to meet the fine. Seabury asked Miss Day if the sheriff had ever asked her for the $2,000. "No." she replied. While Miss Day was on the stand Seabury handed her a check book. "This is Mayor Walker's check book." he said. "Do you see on the stubs there any handwriting except that of Mr. Sherwood?" "No," Miss Day answered. "The mayor never makes out his own checks. I make them out for him now and have since j Mr. Sherwood left." Miss Day testified that, following an attack of tonsilitis and influenza in the Spring of 1931. Sherwood appeared to be "on the verge of a nervous break down." Saw Him Year Ago. "The last time I saw him," she said, "he came into the office. That was about August 7, a year ago. I urged him to take a vacation then, because he looked so miserable. He said he might." Miss Day identified severay type written letters, dated May 23 and early in June, this year—just after Mayor Walker was p. witness before the Hof- j stadter Committee—and signed "Russ." | They were brought to her by Sherwood's sister, she said, and she turned them over to the mayor. "I don't think the signature Is in (Continued on Page 2, Column 4.) BOLIVIAN NOTE BACKS OCEAN OUTLET CLAIM Tells League of Nations It Has Right to Go Through Chaco. Plans Military Hospitals. By the Associated Press. GENEVA, August 26.—Bolivia sent the League of Nations another note today in connection with its dispute with Paraguay over the Gran Chaco. The communication reiterates that Bolivia seeks an outlet through the Chaco to the sea, not only as a neces sity, but as a right. "Bolivia never upheld the theory that necessity creates the law," said the note. "It is the law which creates and im poses upon a country the right to pos sess what belongs to it. That is Bolivia's case." LA PAZ, Bolivia, August 26 C4>).— The Senate yesterday recommended im mediate construction of three military hospitals which would be used in the event of military action on a large scale with Paraguay in the conflict over the Gran Chaco. A law was adopted to give public em ployes called to service 50 per cent of their regular salaries. The general staff announced that "Paraguayan propaganda" accounted for reports that Bolivian troops in the Chaco were suffering from yellow fever and smallpox. A denial also was is sued of reports that a Paraguayan pris oner had been lynched. Mussolini Cheered Threatening Sword For Fascism's Foes By the Associated Press. PERUGIA. Italy, August 26.— Inaugurating an aqueduct and new fountain here. Premier Mus solini described the significance of the ceremcny thus: "Water and welfare fcr the people who work, and the sword for the enemies of the regime." The crowd cheered enthusias tically. D. C. Girls and Hyattsville Man Are Victims Near Millersville, Md. Two persons were instantly killed and a third fatally injured when a sedan in which they were riding col lided with a truck on the Crain High way near Millersville, Md., early today. The dead are: Ellis Umb3rger, about 21 years old, of Hyattsville, Md., driver of the sedan. Miss Yolanda Sorivi, 16, 1745 Eight eenth street, Washington. Miss Ada Murray, 18, 1919 Nineteenth street, Washington. State police said the sedan in which they were riding was in collision with a truck operated by Milford H. Melling of Severn, Md. The accident occurred at the intersection of tne Crain High way and the Fort Meade road, Just over the top of a hill. Umberger's car was coming out of the fort road, while the truck was traveling south on the highway. The impact threw the driver and Miss Sorivi 20 feet and demolished the car, which later caught fire. It was extinguished by neighbors. Miss Murray was rushed to Emer gency Hospital. Annapolis, in the West Annapolis ambulance. She died an hour later. Melling was arrested on an investiga tion charge by Corpl. James O. Shock ley· of the State police force. A cor oner's jury was impaneled by Justice of Peace Lester L. Disney and will hold an inquest at Anderson's Corner, the scene of the crash, Monday night. Mrs. Francesca Sorivi, mother of one of the dead girls, said this morning that (.Continued on Page 2, Column 6 ) MEXICAN PRESIDENT'S BROTHER QUITS POST Resignation as Head of Lottery Charitable Agency Follows Hospital Controversy. By the Associated Press. MEXICO CITY, August 26.—Presi dent Pascual Ortiz Rubio last night an nounced the resignation of his brother, Francisco, as president of the Benefi cencia Publics, government charitable agency financed by the national lottery. Simultaneously it became known that all the department heads and many of the federal district employes had hand ed their resignations to the President as the latest manifestation of discord in national political affairs. The chief of the federal district gov ernment, the equivalent of mayor of Mexico City, resigned recently with the explanation that he had incurred the President's disfavor by intervening in the General Hospital dispute. The hos pital came under Francisco Ortiz Rubio's jurisdiction. The chief of the health department stepped aside in the argument. Since the disagreement occurred there have been rumors that the President and Plutarco Elias Calles, the "strong man" of Mexico, were not in agreement in the matter. GREEN ASKED TO SPEAK Labor Leader Invited to Pulpit of Pittsburgh Cathedral. PITTSBURGH, August 26 OP).—An invitation to speak from the Trinity Cathedral pulpit Sunday, September 4, has been extended William Green, presi dent of the American Federation of Labor. Green studied for the Baptist min istry in his yo'.th. He will be the Labor Day speaker here. Radio Programs on Page Β 4 4 Ε New Picketers Take Posts as Iowa Farmers Cut Strike Forces. I By the Associated Press. OMAHA, August 26.—Highways into j Omaha were picketed today by Ne braska farmers participating in the farmers' holiday movement to force \ higher prices for farm produce. Pickets were posted on the road from Blair, Nebr., just across the Missouri River from Missouri Valley, Iowa, to Omaha, the main route here from the north east section of the State. The pickets stopped all trucks, but allowed all to proceed into Omaha after warning the drivers that "this is the last time we'll let you through after this we mean business." The picketing was orderly and the I strikers said they would keep a con stant vigil on the highway with in creased numbers on the lines tonight. Next Tuesday a mass meeting of Douglas County farmers will be held and plans will be discussed for picket ing of roads leading into Omaha from the south and west. Omaha is the county seat of Douglas County. Iowa Lines Reduced. On the Iowa side of the Missouri River leaders of 2.000 strikers decided that picketing of Pottawattamie County roads intc Council Bluffs would be done with smaller forces. A committee of eight who said they represented strikers from Woodbupr, Plymouth, Sioux and O'Brien Counties issued a statement criticizing Sheriff Lainson ar.d declaring that the large group would, leave the Council Bluffs area at once.' "These 2,000 men came down here to get the boys out of jail. We were victors in a way," the committee said. They referred to the 55 strikers who had been arrested on charges of un lawful assembly and who were released on bond yesterday after threats to storm the jail. Meanwhile some Pottawattamie Coun ( Continued on Page 3, Column 2.) MRS. PUTNAM SWIMS AFTER LONG FLIGHT Dives Into Long Island Sound Day After Dip in Los Angeles Pool. By the Associated Press. RYE. Ν. Y., August 26.—Amelia Ear hart Putnam went swimir.ing in a Los Angeles pool Wednesc'ay, before setting I out on her non-stop transcontinental hop. Yesterday she swam in Long Island Sound "It seems a little queer, even in these times," said George Palmer Putnam, her publisher husband. Though she was in the air several hours longer on her latest flight than when she crossed the Atlantic in May, ! Mrs. Putnam said at her home here she was "a little tired, but not so very." So, after a few hours' rest, the Put nams went for a swim. Stamp Convention Elects. WARREN, Ohio, August 26 OP).—The i Universal Stamp Association concluded ! its two-day annual convention here yes ! terday after electing Camille Lacomb, ; Syracuse, Ν. Y., president. HOPE GROWS DIM FOR OCEAN FLYERS OVERDUE IN OSLO Lee and Bochkon Unreported Since They Left Harbor Grace Yesterday. SHOULD HAVE PASSED IRELAND LAST NIGHT Thick Weather May Have Forced' "Green Mountain Boy" to Fly at High Altitude. By the Associated Press. OSLO. Norway, August 26.—Hope that Clyde Lee and John Bochkon might suc ceed in flying their "Green Mountain Boy" across the Atlantic began to dim today as afternoon faded into evening and there was still no word of them. It was feared that the bad weather which prevailed over the Eastern At lantic might have spelled failure for their aspirations. There were low-lying clouds and some fog over the water to Great Britain from noon on and because of those con ditions it might be that the flyers had flown over England without being seen. HARBOR GRACE CONFIDENT. Believed to Have Been Forced to Fly Above Rain. HARBOR GRACE, Newfoundland, August 26 (JP).—From the vast Atlantic came no word today of the Green Mountain Boy, but there was confidence the big plane bearing Clyde Lee of Oshkosh, Wis., and John Bochkon of Brooklyn was nearing Oslo, Norway, its goal. When the flyers hopped yesterday morning at 5:02 o'clock (Eastern stand ard time) on the second leg of their journey from Barre, Vt., toward the land of the Vikings, they said they hoped to make it in 30 hours. That would put them in Oslo shortly after 11 a.m. today. Some slight anxiety was felt because no vessel reported sighting the plane, although it was presumably flying in the path of many ships, but it was believed possible the flyers might have climbed high to avoid a rainstorm they expected to meet 600 miles off New foundland and thus would not be easy to sight. bnouid Be Over Europe. Flying the great circle, the red mono plane, according to its plotted course and estimated speed, should have hit the Irish coast near Galway at about 11 o'clock last night The airmen plan ned to fly over Dublin, Southern Eng land and Cuxhaven. Germany, before ι coming down at KJeller Field, Oslo. Galway is on the West Coast of Ire land and about 1,800 miles from Har bor Grace. Flying at night over Ireland, Lee and Bouchkon would not stand much chance of being sighted. Several fly ing expeditions have made the last stages of an Atlantic crossing at night and have been unreported until their safe arrival. Allowed Margin for Safety. The airmen had allowed a comfort able margin for safety in their tanks. They carried enough fuel for 37 hours' flying. They were also prepared for a sea landing. The plane's coors were sealed to make room for extra gas tanks and a hole was cut through the roof as an emergency exit. In the event of a sea landing, it was hoped to cut the motor awav so the empty tanks could keep the craft afloat. Lee is 24 years old and has had ex tensive experience as a barnstormer. Bochkon is 29 and a former member of the Norwegian Flying Corps. MOLLISON'S AIDES DOWN. ST. JOHN, New Brunswick. August 28 <.A>).—Two mechanics flying from New York to Harbor Grace to prepare for Capt. J. A. Molliscn's arrival on his (Continued on Page 2, Column 8.) B. & 0. OFFICIAL LEAPS 11 STORIES TO HIS DEATH Assistant Valuation Engineer Plunges From Offices at Baltimore. By the Associated Press. BALTIMORE, August 26.—William C. Coles, assistant valuation engineer of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co., late yesterday plunged to his death from the eleventh floor of the com pany's central office building. Employes said Coles had appeared nervous and finally went to the win dow and leaped out, saying: "This time I am going to do it." His body was found in a small alleyway. He had been in the employ of the railroad 28 years and recently was chief engineer of the valuation department. He was born in St. Louis, Mo., July 9, 1886, and is survived by his widow and two sons, one six weeks old. Ambassador Sherrill to Return. ISTANBUL, Turkey, August 26 UP).— United States Ambassador Charles Sher rill will leave for Washington August 31, returning at the end of October. Ρ Ye know I EVEM TURNED DOWN fyMEVfcLT? AND MSADOO.j! ITS Mf RULE 11 NOTTO^UCH l Tt^'FHONE fiFWtSlYPn. ENOUGH TO MELT Λ HEART OF STONE. PRAYERS FOR RAIN ANSWERED AS HOPI MEDICINE MEN DANCE Torrential Downfall Breaks Long Drought in Arizona, Λ Washing Out One Bridge. By the Associated Press. GALLUP, Ν. M., August 26.—Prayers of the chief medicine men of the Hopi Indians for rain were answered yester day. While the medicine makers were chanting their ceremonial prayers at Toreva. Nesa village, thunder crashed ; from the lowering clouds and rain fell in torrents, breaking a long drought. The rain area extended throughout the Hopi country and as far south as Wlnslow. Ariz. One bridge was washed out on the main highway 70 miles west of Gallup. A crowd of visitors witnessed the an nual inter-tribal ceremonials. The. snake dance of the Hopi was carriea out although rain had fallen. The se crets of the tribe \f uude a strangely efficacious antidot# for bites of the venomous snakes l.sed by the dancers. The snakes, in the Hopi legends, carry ' the annual apology and supplication for Intercessions with the gods of rain, to the underworld abode of the snake peo ple, upon whom In ages past, so the stories ço, the Hopi visited an Insult, and suffered seasons of drought In retaliation. Few students of Hopi lore ever have been able to agree upon the real sig nificance of the snake dance, and It* at- . tendant secret rites, or settle upon any one of the many legendary tales as the authentic story of the beginning of the rain prayei*. 4 ? , * BLONDE OR BRUNETTE, IT'S LIKE TRANSFORMING WATER INTO GAS Scientist Decides Atoms Simply Rearrange Selves to Produce Different Characteristics. By the Associated Press. ITHACA, Ν. Y„ August 26.—The j f '-t blonde to appear in a race of \r. unettes resulted from a process much ; like changing water into gas, it was ! revealed today by a scientist's new ; picture of how evolution works. A new idea of what happens inside K3nes, the microscopic units of heredity that carry such traits as blond hair, blue eyes, or snub noses from mother to daughter, was presented before the International Congre.ss of Genetics by Dr. N. Timeofeefi-Ressovsky of Ger many. He said experiments show a gene is probably a large molecule, or bundle of atoms, a single physico-chemical unit like a molecule of water. The change, or "mutation," such as would b? necessary to produce the first blond in a race of brunettes, would be a rear rangement of the atoms in the gene rnolecule. just as atoms in a water molecule are rearranged when the water t-ianges to gas. The new theory of Dr. Timeofeeff Ressovsky Is contrary to the old Idea of many scientists that genes are par tially or wholly destroyed In the pro cess of mutation. Instead of being destroyed, he holds, their atoms are merely rearranged, thus producing some new characteristic in the next generation. Such a rearrangement ol atoms, perhaps, gave early fish their first air-breathing apparatus and helped turn flippers Into legs for walking on land. Use of X-rays to cause artificial mutations in fruit files is the basts ol the German scientist's new theory Genes causing certain characteristics such as eye-color In the flies, "disap peared" under bombardment of X-rays but also reappeared under the same kind of treatment. A "family tree" of the animal king dom that shows by blood tests ho* closely dogs, horses, sheep, pigs and cattle are related to each other waj exhibited by A. A. Boyden of Rutgen University.