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»U. S Weather Bureau Forecast.)
Partly cloudy tonight and tomorrow
with risk of local thunder showera this
afternoon or tonight; not much change
in temperature; moderate winds. Tem
peratures: Highest, 90. at 1:30 p.m. yes
terday; lowest, 71, at 5:30 a.m. today.
Full report on page 12.
The only evening paper
in Washington with the
Associated Press
Yesterday's Circulation, 112,780
Entered as second clans matter
post office. Washington, D. C.
UP) Means Associated Press. TW Ο CENTS.
Hoover Conferees En Route
Home With Program to
Stimulate Credit.
Central Committee Set Up and
Subcommittees to Carry Scheme
Into Effect Are Named.
American business pilots, on their
Way home frcm the national economic
conference held here yesterday, today
were carrying to the four corners of
the Nation a definite program for
stimulating credit and creating work
for the jobless.
Late yesterday they embarked on a
broad six-point program to make new
jobs after hearing the personal con
viction of President Hoover that the
country has overcome the major finan
cial crisis. They accepted his sugges
tions to "assume further initiative and
responsibility" in "this new setting" by
selecting a central committee to direct
the program to better general economic
conditions. ·
Subcommittees Meet.
The chieftains, numbering approxi
mately 350 who had assembled here
upon the invitation of President Hoover,
selected Henry M. Robinson, Los An
geles banker, to steer the program to
Indicative of their determination,
some of the newly appointed sub-com
mittees met last night. Others were
reported in conference here today.
Immediately after the conclusion of
the conference held in the Commerce
Department Building, both Secretary
of Treasury Mills and Owen D. Young,
New York industrialist and prominent
Democrat, who organized the program,
said to the committee chairmen that
"we will go ahead vigorously, make
no question about that."
"I don't think you can get a more
definite program, or one more likely
to attain its objective," Mr. Mills
On taking their departure today the
business and industrial leaders had
ringing in their ears a reminder by
President Hoover to those who control
the purse strings of the Nation's
wealth to see to It now that credit goes
into needed fields of productive enter
prise to aid employment. Much is still
to be done, he asserted.
Six-Point Program.
The six-point plan and the men to
head each of the committees to carry
it into effect follow:
1. Problem of makipg available credit
affirmatively useful to business. Chair
man, Owen D. Young.
2. Increased employment on railroads
end stimulation of Industry through ex
pansion of maintenance of equipment
and purchase of new equipment In co
operation with the Interstate Commerce
Commission and the Reconstruction
Corporation. Committee consists of
Daniel Willard. president of the Balti
more & Ohio Railroad, and George H.
Houston of the Baldwin Locomotive
Works. Philadelphia.
3. Expansion of capital expenditures
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Considerable "Underbrush" Cleared
Away and Technical Meetings
Will Continue.
By the Associated Press
PARIS, August 27.—Despite a pessi
mistic note struck in part of the French
press, American officials today expressed
themselves as reasonably satisfied with
the progress made by the experts seek
ing to formulate a Franco-American
commercial treaty.
It was stated in these quarters that
considerable underbrush had been
cleared away and that the technical
meetings will continue until the time
Ambassador Walter E. Edge and Pre
mier Edouard Herriot can step in.
At their next meeting August 31 the
technical experts will discuss specifically
the fruit quota. At their next Thurs
day's meeting they will resume the gen
eral discussion of a commercial treaty.
A Franco-Belgian trade treaty will also
be considered m the course of the nego
I. C. C. Authorizes Borrowing of
The Interstate Commerce Commis
sion today authorized the Southern
Railway system to borrow $7.251,000
Irom the Reconstruction Finance Cor
The money is to be used to pay in
terest cn various bonds and equipment
trust obligations and the principal of
pquipment trusts maturing September 1,
October 1, November 1 and January 1.
Former War Secretary Spikes Story of Being Turned
Away and Tells of Friendly Chat.
Special Dispatch to Th€ Star
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug-ust 27.—
Newton D. Baker, former Secretary of
War, was surprised to learn on his re
turn to Cleveland from a visit to Wash
ington this week that he had been un
recognized in the office of the Secre
tary of War. who was reported to have
been "too busy" to see him and that
he had left without an interview with
Mr. Hurley.
Most of Mr. Baker's surprise was
occasioned by the fact that he did see
Secretary of War Hurley and spent
several rmnutes chatting informally
•with him before a cabinet meeting
summoned the Secretary to the White
Mr. Baker dropped In on Secretary
* Hurley, without making un engagement
la advance, merely to shake hands.
While he was talking to a messenger
in the Secretary's office, Mr. Hurlev
recognized his voice and came out to
meet him They retired for an In
formal talk, after which Mr. Baker and
Mr. Hurley went down t.ie corridor to
gether. Mr. Baker also had a con
ference with Gen. Douglas MacArthur
the chief of staff, another old friend
In a formal statement issued here
in reply to newspaper reports that he
had be unable to see Mr. Hurley
Mr Baker said:
"The story circulating in some east
ern newspapers that I was not recog
nized and discourteously treated in th:
War Department on last. Tuesday is
wholly false. I was immediately recog
nized by every one I saw in the office
of the Secretary. I saw the Secretarj
of War himself and his treatment ol
me was in every way courteous and
gracious, and there is literally no foun
dation for any of the etory."
Wife of Ex-Representative
From Maryland Succumbs
in Cleveland Hotel.
Silver Spring Couple Were
at Moose Convention.
Autopsy Today.
By the Associated Press.
CLEVELAND, August 27.—Half cov
ered with scalding water, the body ci
Mrs. Marguerite Zihlman, 44, wife of
Frederick N. Zihlman, former member
of Congress from Maryland and past
supreme dictator of the Loyal Order of
Mocse, was fcund lste last night in a
bathtub in her hotel room here.
Physicians said Mrs. Zihlman died of
a h-art attack, but Coroner A. J. Pearse
said he would perurm an auicpsy to
The body was found face downward,
with a bruise on the forehead, which
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Their Only Hope Is Rescue
by Passing Ship, Europe
Airports Assume.
By the Associated Press.
OSLO. Norway, August 27.—Morn
ing advanced without relief to the
anxiety felt for the missing Atlantic
flyers. Clyde Lee and John Bochkon,
unreported since they hopped off at
5:02 a.m. (E. S. T.), Thursday from
Harbor Grace, Newfoundland.
But the major airports continued
their vigil especially along the coast.
Authorities held to a fading hope
the flyers might have been delayed,
and yet had enough fuel to land in
some isolated spot.
However, if they flew continuously,
their fuel could not have lasted, by
any stretch of the imagination, be
yond 1 a.m. (7 p.m., Eastern standard
time, last night.)
Their plane, the "Green Mountain
Boy," had not been seen once since
the take-off, and weather conditions
over the Eastern Atlantic were bad.
They had planned on making the non
stop flight in 30 hours. At 11:02 o'clock
yesterday morning, Eastern standard
time, the 30 hours elapsed.
There were low-lying clouds and
some fog over the water to Great Brit
ain, and because of these conditions it
was possible Lee and Bochkon had
flown over England without being seen.
Norwegian military authorities di
rected that a watch be kept throughout
the night. Floodlights were burning in
airdromes near Oslo, but hope had
faded into anxiety.
Earlier, large crowds had gathered
in the hope of witnessing the termina
tion of the first transatlantic flight to
Weather conditions in the immediate
vicinity of the city were good, with a
westerly wind blowing.
Europe Fears Only Hope Lie· in
Passing Ship.
LONDON, August 27 UΡ).—Europe as
| sumed today that the transatlantic
; plane, "Green Mountain Boy," long un
reported out of Harbor Grace, New
foundland, bound for Oslo, Norway, was
! down in the Atlantic, and the only hope
! was rescue by a passing ship.
The airports at Oslo and Bergen,
I Norway, kept their lights going all
; through last night as did Croydon Air
I drome near London and several other
fields along the flyers' route to Oslo.
None of the regular fields had any hope
to offer.
It was pretty generally assumed that
j even if the American pair had weath
i ered Atlantic storms they may have en
! countered, they must have been com
; pel led long since to alight with empty
! fuel tanks.
Believes Lee and Bochkon Have De
scended Safely.
BARRE, Vt., August 27 (JP).—Lack
ing word from Clyde Lee and John
Bochkon, ocean flyers long overdue at
Oslo, Norway, on a flight from Harbor
3race, Hubert Huntington, their navi
gator, continued today to express con
fidence in their safety.
Huntington, who plotted the course
for the flight of the Green Mountain
Boy from the Montpelier-Barre Airport
to Harbor Grace and Oslo, said he be
lieved the plane had alighted at some
isolated spot between Ireland and their
He expressed doubt they had alighted
at sea, but said that even in that event
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Fort Gets Favorable Reply
to Plan for 60-Day Wait
on Mortgages.
Banking authorities in 11 States have
complied with the request of the Home
Loan Bank Board to grant a 60-day
moratorium on foreclosures on all mort
gages held by closed banks.
Chairman Franklin W. Port, of the
board, who instituted the move to sus
pend foreclosures, said he had received
telegrams from the following State
banking officials saying they had com
plied with the request:
L. A. Andrews of Iowa, John A. Read
of Wyoming, A. A. Schramn of Oregon,
Lloyd Thorns of Arizona, H. W.
Knoenke of Kansas, J. S. Love cf Mis
sissippi, M. E. Bristcw of Virginia, D.
D. Robertson of Tennessee, T. D. Barr
(deputy commissioner) of Indiana,
Ames Shaw of Texas and J. S. Brock
of Louisiana.
Port said while the Home Loan bank
ing system would be unable to help any
one but home buyers, his request to
Controller Pole and to the State bank
ing authorities was to withhold fore
closures on all mortgages in closed in
stitutions until the home loan system
has eased the tension on the mortgage
market. He said his request a!so affect
ed farm mortg.-ges held by closed in
"When our banks begin functioning
we believe there will be a marked re
laxation of tension," Fort said. "The
minute mortgages become liquid we
hope and believe that the whole
mortgage situation will be easier and
that investors will again return to the
mortgage market."
Chairman Fort Gets Pledges of Co
FRANKFORT, Ky„ August 27 (/P).—
James R. Dorman, State banking com
missioner, announced yesterday he
would comply except in emergency
cases with the request of Chairman
Franklin W. Port of the Federal Home
Loan Bank Board that receivers of
closed State banks be ordered to sus
\ pend foreclosure proceedings for 60
I days.
ATLANTA, Ga„ August 27 (/P).—R.
I E. Gormley. State superintendent of
ι banks, said today that Georgia, anti
| cipating benefits from the Federal home
j loan bank act. instructed liquidating
J agents two weeks ago to withhold fore
closures until the banking department
could receive instructions from Wash
TOPEKA, August 27 UP).—In com
pliance with a request from Chairman
Franklin W. Fort of the Federal Home
Loan Board, H. W. Koeneke, State
bank commissioner, issued instructions
yesterday to receivers of failed State
j banks to delay foreclosure proceedings
j for 60 days.
Score of Others on Way to Work
Are Injured Near Frankfort
Springs, Pa.
: By the Associated Press.
PITTSBURGH, August 27.—Four men
; were killed and a score injured today
as the truck in which they were being
taken to work toppled over an em
bankment near Frankfort Springs. Pa.
The dead: Mike Boswick of Aliquip
pa, Pa.; Mike Natich of Aliquippa, Wil
liam Talbot, colored, of Rankin, Pa.,
I and Otis Tucker, colored, of Rankin.
Of the injured, six were hurt seriously.
All are in an East Liverpool hospital.
The men were riding on a McCrady
I Rodgers Sand Co. truck. They were on
their way to a highway improvement to
start the day's work.
The truck pulled to one side of the
road to allow another car to pass. The
road was narrow and the heavy truck
slipped down an embankment of soft
earth and overturned.
Man Idle 8 Months Killed Hour
After Beginning Work.
MAGEE, Miss., August 27 (jP).—E. C.
j Layton, 30, idle for eight months, yes
! terday found employment and an hour
1 later was dead. He was killed instantly
! when ramps supporting lumber which
: he was loading on a truck gave way.
He Is survived by his widow and twc
small children.
Oil Official Dies in Toronto.
TORONTO, August 27 (VP).—Silas
Richard Parsons, chairman of the board
of the British-American Oil Co., Ltd ,
died here today after a long illness. He
was 7».
New York Legion Votes for
Immediate Payment Despite
Eviction Defense.
Printing Press Found That Issued
Certificates, Assistant War
Secretary Declares.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, August 27—The New
York State Convention of the American
Legion voted, 499 to 138. In favor of
immediate payment of the bonus today
after booing and applauding an admin
istration speaker who charged that
many members of the Washington bonus
army carried discharge papers pro
duced by a "Ccmmunlst-owned diploma
F. Trubee Davison, Assistant Secretary
of War and a candidate for the Repub
lican gubernatorial nomination, made
the charge. -
"Nearly all of the real veterans went
home after Congress adjourned," he
said. "Less than 2,000 remained for
the final curtain and dovetailed in
among them was a polyglot mob of
tramps and hoodlums, plus a generous
sprinkling of Communist agitators from
New York and Philadelphia. I say
what I say advisedly. I know what X
am talking about. I know the facts
and have the proof.
Printing Press Found.
"Let me tell you just one thing that
will interest you—something that has
never been told before and that is that
the -Army Secret Service only last week
discovered the source of the flood of
discharge certificates that flooded
Washington during the bonus army
'That source was a printing press
which was located in a large Eastern
city and it was surrounded by rich evi
dence that it had been used for print
ing fake credentials for synthetic serv
ice men. In other words, the command
ers of the various bonus camps who
insisted that the veterans must show
theii discharge papers were hoodwinked
by fakers who brought discredit on the
uniform that you men wore in 1917
ι and 1918."
Praises Hoover Action.
Earlier in his speech Davison said:
"I am here to say that if Mr. Hoover's
capacity for quick decision had not pro
vided troops the loss of life, suffering
and destruction of property would have
been appalling. I am also here to say
that the very persons and publications
that condemn the President for his ac
tion would have been even more severe
in heaping abuse upon his head had he
failed to act and thus neglected to up
! hold the authority of government.
"I doubt if it is clearly understood
I that all the real trouble—all the shoot
i ing—took place before the Army ar
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Acceptance of Canadian Demand
for Limit on Soviet Importa
tions Newspaper Topic.
! By the Associated Press.
MOSCOW, August 27.—The threat
ot Soviet economic reprisals against
Great Britain's acceptance of a
Canadian demand at the Ottawa im
perial conference to limit importations
from the Soviet, was sounded in the
newspaper Economic Life today.
In the first published comment here
on the outcome of the conference, the
newspaper declared:
"It is evident to any one that the
consequence of such limitation means
a decrease in the volume of Soviet
orders placed in England, which is now
admittedly greatly sipiiflcant in many
branches of British industry."
Soviet Russia sells chiefly wheat,
timber and dairy products to England
and buys heavy industrial equipment.
Viewing the international aspect of the
conference, the newspaper said it
demonstrated the deepening contradic
tion between Great Britain and the
Dominions and the sharpening of a
fight between the United States and
Great Britain for world markets.

50,000 Men to Be Reviewed Today
in Greatest "Game" in Italy
Since War.
By the Associated Press.
PERUGIA, Italy, August 27.—Both
the King and Premier Mussolini wit
nessed the closing phase of Italy's six
day army maneuvers, which ended yes
terday with the retirement of the
invading "Reds" after they had at
tempted to force an entrance into the
I upper Tiber Valley, held by "Blue" de
I The premier went afoot among the
; troops, personally inspecting artillery
I fire and other cperations.
Today Mussolini and the King will
1 review the 50.000 men who participated.
The review will be held at Gubbio, the
center cf the maneuvers, which were
described as the greatest since the war.
Bandit Trio Sentenced Within
Week of Gun Battle.
ASHDOWN, Ark., August 27 (A>).—
Within a week of their capture after
a gun battle in which one man was
slain, three men pleaded guilty yes
terday to the robbery of the First Na
tional Bank here and were sentenced
to 30 years' imprisonment each.
The men, Bert Poston and John
Addie, both of Ida. La., and Kennetli
Wright, Liberal, Kans., were indicted
on charges of assault to kill, bank rob
bery and robbery and received 10 yean
on each charge, the terms to run con·
Week End Gains in Commod
ities Provide Ammuni
tion for Bulls.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, August 27.—Commodi
ties again took the lead away from se
curities in another wave of buying in
today's markets.
Public Utility stocks held up well,
closing with many gains of $1 to $3 a
share, but other classifications of stocks
lost most of their earlier gains when
profit-taking appeared.
Cotton had one of its most vigorous
upturns of the year, advancing $2.50 a
bale or more. Wheat was up around 2
cents a bushel.
The copper stocks held up well, Amer
ican Smelting and Anaconda gaining $1
a share each, to $21.25 and $12.25, re
spectively. Kennecott moved up $1.25,
to $15. North American featured the
utilities, soaring $4 a share, to $40.
American & Foreign Power and Con
solidated were up around $2 a share
and American Power & Light gained
$3, to $14. After going to above $49
a share. United States Steel reacted to
$48.37, for a net gain on the day of 62
cents. Case Threshing was up $1.62 a
share, to $61.62, and International Har
vester, after an early gain of $2.25 a
share, closed at $31.37, up 62 cents.
Cotton closed $2.40 to $2.80 a bale
higher, the gain being one of the more
spectacular of the year and boosting
prices to new high levels for the sea
The weekly carloading statement was
somewhat disappointing to those who
had hoped for a large increase. The
gain was about 6,200 cars over the
preceding week.
The week closed with no sharp gains
in production reported by the steel in
dustry, but increases were reported in
prospect. The Carnegie Steel Co., an
important subsidiary of the United
State Steel Corporation, will resume
operations at its largest Youngstown
district plant next week, it was stated,
and Dow, Jones & Co. estimated that
operations of steel mills in the Youngs
town district would be stepped up to
14 per cent of capacity at the start of
next week against only 10 per cent
last Monday.
The curb market shared in the
buoyant display of strength among
utility stocks, Electric Bond & Share
common again soaring spectacularly.
The present stock which sold as low as
$5 this Summer closed at $44.37, a gain
of $5.37 in one day of trading.
Gets Rank of Rear Admiral on
Succeeding to Post at Navy
Selection of Capt. Emory S. Land as
chief of the Navy Department's Bureau
of Construction and Repair, with the
rank of rear admiral, was announced
today by Secretary of the Navy Adams.
He succeeds Rear Admiral George R.
Rock, who is retiring October 1.
Capt Land has been head of the di
vision of plans and estimates of the
Office of Naval Operations. He is a
cousin of Col. Charles A. Lindbergh.
During the World War, while on duty
in Washington, Capt. Land received the
Navy Cross "for distinguished service in
the line of his profession in connection
with the design and construction of
submarines for work in the war zone."
His home is at Glenwood Springs,
! Colo., and his Washington address is
I 2500 Massachusetts avenue.
Joan Keena Is Bride of French En
gineer—Edge Attends Ceremony.
PARIS, August 27 OP).—Joan Keena,
daughter of the American consul. Leo
J. Keena, was married today to Rene
Merigeault, a French mining engineer.
The bride's witnesses were Ambassador
Walter E. Edge and her brother David.
The groom's witnesses were Richard W.
Morin, the American vice consul, and
Paul Frantzen.
The bride, who made her debut as a
professional dancer in Paris in 1931,
were a costume of dark-blue crepe with
a white hat.
$10,000 Oil Well Stolen.
PITTSBURGH, August 27 (/Ρ).—An
oil well has been stolen. J. A. Wally, a
contractor, reported to police today
somebody has taken engines, boilers,
drills, ropes, castings and tools valued
at $10,000. "They left the derrick, but
maybe they had one," he commented.
Radio Programs on Page B-14
Senator Dies
Colorado Senator, 71, Elect
ed in 1927 by G. 0. P., Is
Survived by Widow.
By th· Associated Press.
Charles Winfield Waterman, United
States Senator from Colorado, died here
early today after a long illness.
At his bedside in their apartment
home, in the Wardman Park Hotel, was
Mrs. Waterman and a close personal
friend, Elroy N. Clark of Denver.
Death came at 1:45 a.m. and the
announcement was made later by the
Senator's secretary, Miss Blanche
Waterman, a Republican, was just
completing a 6-year term in the Sen
ate which began March 4? 1927. He
was 71 years old and had no children.
Ill More Than Two Years.
The Senator had been in ill health
more than two years, but until recent
months kept to his duties. He was
a member of five committees of the
Senate: Judiciary, Naval Affairs,
Patents, Privileges and Elections and
Enrolled Bills. He served as chairman
of the last.
Waterman was born in Vermont, at
tended school there and graduated from
the University of Vermont. After three
years of school teaching he took his law j
degree from the University of Michigan
in 1889 and moved to Denver to prac
tice law.
There Waterman won a wide reputa
tion as an attorney for such corpora
tions as the Great Western Sugar Co. I
and numerous railroads. Nominated by ;
the Republican party in Colorado, he
was elected to the Senate by a majority
over all five other candidates. His J
service would have ended March 3, 1933. |
Burial Place Undecided.
In announcing the Senator's death,
j Miss Duncan said it was undetermined
whether he would be buried here or in '
Denver. She said, however, that in |
either case funeral services would be
strictly private.
Senator Waterman announced last ;
April that he would not be a candidate
to succeed himself, his health being a
factor in the decision.
Judgments of More Than $500,000
Asked Against Dillingham.
NEW YORK, August 27 </P).—Judg- ;
ments totaling more than half a million
dollars were entered in the county ι
clerk's office yesterday by the National ;
City Bank against Charles B. Dilling
ham, theatrical producer.
One judgment was for $379,611.23 !
1 principal and $15,350.57 interest on :
! notes of the Er'.anger productions which
Dillingham, among others, guaranteed.
Cuban Reported to Have Sided
With Monarchy.
MADRID. August 27 <Λ>).—The Spanish
government today allowed Jose Car
! ballal, the Cuban consul, 24 Hours to
leave Spain persona non grata.
It was learned the order had been
Issued because Carballal and his daugh
ters were reported to have expressed
sympathy with the monarchy.
Acceptance Letter Also Urges
Democratic Repeal Plan
as Only Sincere One.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, August 27.—With the
last of the formal acceptances on the
record and Speaker John Nance
Garner assailing what he termed the
"failure of Republican leadership," the
Democrats today were ready for action
on all fronts.
The Garner acceptance of the vice
presidential nomination, which was
accompanied by no more ceremony
than it takes to drop a letter in a poet
box, was made public here yesterday.
He charged Republican leaders In
Washington with failing to act
courageously when the slump came or
to take adeQuate relief measures and
he laid "nearly all our civic troubles"
to "Government's departure from its
legitimate functions."
Low Cost for Acceptance.
His notification and acceptance set
a new low in the matter of expendi
ture. Senator Alben W. Barkley,
temporary chairman of the national
convention, sent him a letter from
Washington, in which he praised the
Speaker highly, and Garner answered
in another letter dated from his home
at Uvalde, Tex.
Mr. Gamer assailed the Hawley
Smoot tariff as causing a great decline
in trade, attacked what he called the
steady encroachment of the Federal
Government on the rights and duties
of the States. Regarding prohibition,
ne declared that, unlike the Republican
plank, the Democratic plank made no
attempt to be equivocal.
"No other constructive solution of
the problems of the eighteenth amend
ment brought upon the country has
been offered," he said. "Return of con
trol and supervision to the States,
where it rightfully belongs, should be
welcomed by ell who realise the growth
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Woman Composer of "We Want
Roosevelt" Hears From Albany.
ABERDEEN. S. Dak., August 27 OP).
—An Aberdeen woman claims the honor
of composing the official song of the
Roosevelt campaign.
Mrs. Irene Gerhard yesterday an
nounced she had been invited to Albany
to sing the song at a reception for the
New York Governor.
The song. is entitled "We Want
Soldier Killed in Collision.
WATERTOWN, N. Y„ August 27 (&)■
—Pvt. Otto Thoba, 39, of Duane, Ohio,
stationed at Madison Barracks with 5th
Field Artillery, was killed last night as
an automobile driven by Fred Gotham
of Watertown crashed head on into an
Army truck. GothaD» was badly hurt.
President and Curtis Riding
in Different Directions to
a Fall, He Asserts.
Repudiates as Deliberate Misrep
resentation That They Do Not
Oppose Saloon.
» ______________
Associated Press Staff Writer.
SEA GIRT. N. J., August 27.—De
claring the Democratic platform and
the candidates have "fairly and square
ly met" the prohibition issue, Gov.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Democratic
presidential nominee, asserted here to
day that President Hoover and the Re
publican leadership "stand convicted of
trying to evade and confuse the issue."
The method adopted since the
Great War with the purpose of achiev
ing a greater temperance by prohibition
have been accompanied, he said, "in
most parts of the country by complete
and tragic failure."
Mr. Roosev?.t was the guest of a
Democratic rally arranged by Mayor
Prank Hague of Jersey City and other
State leaders. The nominee's speech
here was the second in his road cam
paign. The first was at Columbus,
Ohio, last Saturday. With him today
were Mrs. Roosevelt, and their two
vniina#r cnrit Fronlrlin ir ο η H .Tr»hn
Refers to Own State.
Referring to the acceptance speeches
of President Hoover and Vice President
CUrtis. relative to prohibition, Mr.
Roosevelt alluded to the 1930 guberna
torial election in New York State. He
was re-elected to a second term that
In that year, he declared, "there was
a party that tried to ride two horses
at the same time. The Republican
party had one foot—its candidate for
Governor—on the wet horse and the
other foot—the candidate for lieutenant
governor—on the dry horse. Unfor
tunately the horses insisted upon going
in different directions and the party
fell to the ground between them."
This year, he added, "the Republican
national leaders have tried the same
circus stunt. The answer of the voters
throughout the National will be pre
cisely the same."
The present Republican leadership,
Roosevelt asserted, "stands convicted of
trying to evade and confuse the issue.
The honest dry will honor more the
honest wet than the shifty dry, and the
an tl-prohibitionist prefers the four
square dry to tft# uncertain wet," he
said. "All will join in condeming a
fearful and timid practice of evaslgo."
Denounces Hoover Statement.
The Democratic presidential aspirant
declared Mr. Hoover's acceptance
I speech "proceeds delibsrately to mis
represent the position of ths Demo
ocratic party." He says, "Our opponents
pledge th members of their party to de
stroy every vestige of constitutional and
effective Federal control of the (liquor)
"I have the right to assume that the
President read the Democratic platform
and on that assumption I charge that
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American Writer, in Soviet Russia
10 Years, Is Associate Editor
of Daily There.
MOSCOW, August 27 (JP).—Anna
Louise Strong, American author and
lecturer and daughter of a Seattle min
ister, and Joel Shubin, member of the
Communist party and head of the
press department at the commissariat
for foreign trade, were married here
several weeks ago, it was learned yes
The bride, who has been here 10
years, having come as a social worker
in a relief organization, now is asso
ciate editor of the Moscow Daily News,
an English language paper published by
the Soviet government. The couple are
spending a wedding journey in Siberia.
Tunney on Way for Campaign.
PARIS, August 27 (IP).—Gene Tun
ney, former heavyweight champion,
left for home today aboard the Beren
garla to participate in the Democratic
presidential campaign. Mrs. Tunney,
who recently submitted to an operation
on the ear, is in much better health.
Krenn Accepts $2,000 a Month Guarantee Instead
Because of Hostile Family.
By tbe Associated Press.
CHICAGO, August 27.—The Chicago
Tribune today said it had learned that
Mrs. Edith Rockefelle*· McCormick had
bequeathed five-twnfths of her estate
to Edwin Krenn, her social escort and
business associate, but that Krenn had
recently waived claim on any possible
inheritance in favor of his partner, Ed
ward Dato, for a $2,000 monthly guar
antee for life.
Mrs. McCormicVs estate, once esti
mated to exceed $41,000,000,· was known
to have shrunk considerably in recent
years, but no estimate of its present
value was obtainable.
"On August 14, while Mrs. McCor
mick was dying in the Drake Hotel."
the Tribune said, "Mr. Krenn signed
an agreement by which he renounced
all claim to the estate and to the firm
of Krenn & Dato and accepted in lieu
thereof a guarantee of $2,000 a month
income for the duration of his life from
his partner, Edward A. Dato."
The rest of the estate, the Tribune
said, was divided among Mrs. McCor
mlck's three children as follows: Four
twelfths to Mrs Elisha Dyer Hubbard,
two-twelfths to Mrs. Max Oser, and
one-twelfth to Fowler McCormick.
Mrs. McCormick, who died of cancer
Thursday, will be burled from her Lake
Shore Drive mansion at 3 o'clock this
afternoon. ·
Krenn had been Mrs. McCormick's
social escort and business associate since
her divorce from Harold F. McCormick,
head of the International Harvester Co.,
in 1921. Mrs. McCormick met him in
She became the financial backer of
i the firm of Krenn & Data, a real es
tate venture organized in 1923. Dato
and Krenn were boyhood friends in
Dato yesterday verified reports of the
agreement with Krenn. When ques
tioned he said: "That is a delicate
matter. You see—Mr. Krenn was not
friendly with the Rockefeller or the
Harold P. McCormick families. As an
heir to her estate, and as a trustee, he
would be constantly thrown in with the
relatives. His elimination would make
matters much easier."
The Edith Rockefeller McCormick
trust referred to by Dato was organized
in 1923 to further the vast real estate
projects handled by Krenn & Dato.
Krenn. Dato and Mrs. McCormick were
Robert Hilliard, attorney for Dato,
said "there is no mystery about this
matter. Mr. Krenn was eliminated to
avoid trouble. With him as an heli»,
there might have been law suits and
trouble; Mr. Dato must not be pictured
as putting anything over. He has acted
tor the good of all concerned."

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