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.Senator Harrison Proposes
i Ten Projects for Extra
\ Congress Session.
|5y the Associated Press.
PROVIDENCE. February 4—"Armi
stice in politics, criticism and obstruc
tion" was demanded last night by
Senator Harrison of Mississippi in pro
posing a series of 10 legislative projects
for the coming extra session of Congress.
The MissLsjippiun, who stands high in
the councils of the Democratic party,
said he hoped President-elect Roosevelt
would "call the Congress into extraor
dinary session just as soon as he shall
have worked out his legislative pro
Addressing the annual banquet of the
Rhode Island Textile Association, the
man who will head the powerful Senate
Finance Crmmittee in the Roosevelt
administration listed the 10 points for
prompt consideration as follows:
Balancing the budget, prohibition re
peal. beer, reciprocal tariff agreements,
two farm relief projects, lowering income
tax exemptions if necessary, but no sales
tax: stabilization of foreign exchanges,
bankruptcy, and transportation relief.
As author of the resolution for a
far-reaching inquiry into the economic
situation by the Finance Committee,
Harrison cited that more 4han 50 lead
ing American citizens had been called
to give their views at hearings start
ins February 13.
He said some may be unwilling to
state their views in the open and the
committee would be willing to hear
these in executive session.
Declaring the Nation's fiscal struc
ture was "not impaired," the Mississip
pian nevertheless saic the credit of no
government "can be sustained for any
length of time on an unbalanced
Strict Economy Urped.
He called for strict economies
through reduced appropriations and
dfDartmental reorganization and said
"if it becomes necessary to increase
taxes in order to balance the budget"
he would vote to impose them "prompt
ly and courageously."
He said the surtax rates had been
raised to the point where this source
of revenue ha- been fxhau?ted and if
extension of the gasoline tax and beer
revenue did not make ends meet he
preferred to see income tax exemptions
lowered and increases made if neces
He predicted beer wculd be legalized
■within two months and said it would
bring upward of $150,000,000 in revenue.
The eighteenth amendment, he said,
"must be repealed and the police power
*eciedi:ated to the rights of the States."
In connection with debts discussions,
lie said America should demand stabili
zation of currencies by foreign coun
tries, retrenching in military and other
expenditures and "putting their govern
ments in order."
Farm Program.
He proposed a farm program that
"will influence a curtailment of crop
production" and bring about a reduc
tion of interest on mortgages and con
Bankruptcy laws, he said, must be
amended "so that these who are forced
to travel through the labyrinthian roads
of bankruptcy can be guaranteed
against unnecessary delay and exorbi
tant expense."
"Our entire transportation system is
in a miserable plight." he said, adding
legislation was needed "which will make
secure the great arteries of travel and
"Such a program," he continued, "Is
ambitious, but it is necessary, and the
highest service one ckn row perform,
whether he is in the legislative councils
at Washington or here In private life
in your city, whether he be Republican
or Democrat, is to give co-operation to
Gov. Roosevelt and his administration
in the hope that our economic position
may be strengthened and the happiness
of our people restored."
_ ''Continued Prom First Page.)
of the two-cent tax, are estimated at
$2,150,000. and for the fiscal year 1934,
•on the same rate of tax. at $2,300,000.
"In the District of Columbia bud
get, submited to Congress by the Bud
get Bureau for the fiscal year 1934,
.appropriation estimates payable from
•the gasoline tax fund are approved
'for S2 321,350, as against appropria
tions made from that fund In the fis
cal year 1933 of 151.863.700. Notwith
standing the large amount of the 1934
•estimate, it is estimated that there
Jwill remain moneys to the credit of
•the gasoline tax fund unappropriated
*at the close of the fiscal year 1934 of
over $700,000.
• The Commissioners of tfce District
:of Columbia btlieve that there are cer
•tain other appropriation charges now
Hiade against the general revenues of
/the District of Columbia that are suf
ficiently closely identified with street
traffic to justify the transfer of such
charges to the gasoline tax fund.
H:nce their suggestion that the gaso
line tax fund be made available to the
purpose now au-.horized by law for park
road improvement and repair; construc
tion. repair and maintenance of bridges;
salaries, purchase, installation of elec
tric traffic lights, and all other expenses
of the Department of Vehicles and
Traffic; salaries of employes in the
street and bridge divisions of the High
way Department; salaries of members
of the Metropolitan Police Force as
signed to the Traffic Bureau of the
Police Department, and salaries of
policemen stationed at street railway
crossings and intersections, this latter
provision to be effective when the mer
ger between the street railway com
panies in the District of Columbia shall
be accomplished in accordance with
The Commissioners do not favor the
proposal now in the bill to require the
filing of a bond by gasoline importers.
They express the opinion that the li
cense authority, with the right to re
voke licenses, gives adequate protection
to the District for the purpose sought
to be accomplished by the bond.
Figures supplied to the eomm ttee a
short time ago indicate that if a 3-cent
gar, tax rate had been in effect during
the current year the total revenue would
have been more than $3,000,000, and
for next year it probably would be sev
eral hundred thousand dollars more in
total collections.
Will Inspect Excavations on Site
of Ancient Persian Capital.
NEW YORK. February 4 C4>).—Dr.
James Henry Breasted, director of the
Oriental Institute of the University of
Chicago, will sail today to Inspect the
work of the institute's archaeological
expedition at Persepolls, stronghold of
the ancient Persians.
Recent excavations of this expedi
tion have been described as the great
est in archeological work.
"It makes you feel utterly insignifi
cant," he continued, "to dig and to find
that those people were so concerned
over things that mattered so much to
them And they have gone and what
of those things that mattered? Only
character mattered. And to come
across all their tweedle-de-dees—some
of them rtiake us smile and yet at the
■ame time we realize that we are In
the same predicament. Given time,
others will tough at our tweedle-de
Northern Farm Folk Mobilized for Month's
Labor Cutting Trees in "Stalin's March
to Forests"—Will Form Brigades.
Br the Associated Press.
ARCHANGEL, Russia. February 4.—
All peasants In the Northern Reglcn
whose numbers run Into the thousands,
have been summarily drafted for one
month's labor in the lumber camps in
an effort by the Soviet Government to
prevent failure of the timber export
plan for 1933-34.
Admitting that recent bad work in
cutting and transport of lumber en
dangers this Import phase of the sec
ond 5-year plan, the Northern Region
Communist party has proclaimed a 31
day period, beginning February 7 and
ending March 10 as a month for "Stal
in's march to the forests." All able
bodied peasants, individuals and col
lectivism, in the whole Northern Region
covering 1,119.000 square kilometers,
stretching from the White Sea to the
Urals and southward to the Vologda
district, will be mobilized for compul
sory work.
Shirkers Termed "Traitors."
During this period the party's order,
reading like a war-time military de
cree, directs women and children to
carry on the work of the villages which
will be stripped of men, and declares
that those peasants, who refuse service
in the forests will be considered
traitors and dealt with accordingly.
The peasants will be required to sup
ply their own horses. They will t>e
formed into brigades, each headed by
a trusted appointee.
At the same time 70 per cent of the
membership of the whole northern
region party organization of 15,000
young Communists were ordered into
the forests to supervise and co-ordinate
the work of the drafted peasants.
Maat Doable Cattlnf.
The order specified that the present
rate of timber cutting must be doubled
and the rate of transportation tripled
in order to fulfill 90 and 75 per re
spectively of the plan for these phases
of work by the end of the drive, In
which cutting will be continuous
through the daylight hours and trans
port day and night.
There was no mention of pay for the
peasants, but the order said provision
must be made for feeding them.
The Party Committee prefaced the
order: "The northern region Is one of
the most important sectors In the ful
fillment of the second 5-year plan,
especially In the matter of export. But
we failed to complete the production
planned in the last quarter of 1932 and
work during the first month of this year
was very unsatisfactory.
"Direct Danger Threatens."
"Because of this, direct danger threat
ens our export plan, not only for 1933,
but also for 1934. Such a situation Is
Intolerable. The problem must be
solved In February."
The northern region, 52 per cent of
which consists of forest land, had an
official population in 1931 of 2,500,000.
Soviet Hussia exported 5,559,821 tons of
lumber In 1932 as compared with 6,083,
221 tons in the previous year.
Accused of Victimizing Prominent
Women in Philanthropic In
vestment Scheme.
By thf Associated Pres«.
BOSTON, February 4. — Mrs. Flor
ence Hascall, widow of a former busi
ness manager and trustee of Boston
University, surrendered yesterday on a
warrant charging her with larceny in
an alleged fraud which, police said,
might have victimized prominent wom
en to the extent of $1,000,000.
Mrs. Hascall was accompanied by her
counsel, David Greer, and was released
in $15,000 bail.
Greer told Judge Michael J. Murray
in Municipal Court that Mrs. Hascall
had been a victim of the fraud, but at
the request of Police Lieut. Thomas
Traynor the warrant was issued spe
cifically charging her with larceny of
Police investigation was said to have
revealed a strange story of a "gift
family," In which woman investors were
allowed to become participating mem
bers. Members of the "family" were
to participate in a fund directed by a
mysterious philanthropist with a flair
for financial management that was to
net investors as high as 50 per cent
In some vague manner investors
were given to understand, police said,
that the poor and needy were to be
aided through the operations of the
Attorney Greer pleaded for a delay
in order to produce a contract, which,
he said, would show that Mrs. Hascall
had acted Innocently.
Police were said to have discovered
that a number of women had Invested
sums running as high as $10,000.
British Racer Also Hopes Tide Will
Restore Two Miles Washed
From Beach Course.
By the Associated Preis.
DAYTON A BEACH, Fla., February
4.—Sir Malcolm Campbell, who came
from England to try for a new world
land speed record here, took things
easy today as he waited for favor
able weather and beacn conditions and
hoped a tide would straighten out a
curve that cut off two miles of the
speedway here.
Last Fall, a high tide, churned be
fore a northeaster, threw up curves
at the north end of the beach and cut
the available runway from 11 to 9
miles. Now Sir Malcolm wants another
tide to cut it back to 11 miles, so he
can have 5 miles to get his big car
started and 5 miles to stop It after
he flashes through the measured mile
where his assault upon his own world
record of 253 miles an hour will be
Unless the beach Is lengthened Camp
bell may not be able to get top speed
out of his reconditioned Bluebird, which
he believes will make 300 miles an
< Continued_ FromPirstPage.)
tiations was not disclosed by Mr. Roose
velt. It was simply said that he pro
poses to discuss the progress of the
conversations with some kind of a
committee of the Senate and House.
It was reiterated that the actual
negotiations are regarded definitely as
an executive function.
Farley on Florida Ride.
James A. Farley, chairman of the
National Committee and the master of
the many thousand subordinate jobs
to be passed out by the new adminis
tration. rode with Mr. Roosevelt to his
sea rendezvous.
The President-elect is reserving to
himself alone the high cabinet and
"baby cabinet" appointments. But he
realizes that a new Government Involves
i a vast appointive task, and In this he
is listening to his trusted advisers.
In the weeks since he has quit the
governorship of New York and turned
to the presidency of the United States,
Mr. Roosevelt In New York and at his
Warm Springs retreat has molded
definitely his policies and studied the
men he wants to execute them. He is
ready to act.
But before acting, he is going to per
mit the dying Hoover administration to
do its job.
Company Unable to Hake Satis
factory Bond.
LOS ANGELES, February 4 (/P).—
A Milwaukee Arm. Wenzel & Hennoch,
may get the contract to dig the gigantic
San Jacinto tunnel unf^of the Metro
politan water district aqueduct, which
will bring Colorado River water to
Southern California.
It developed yesterday that the Met
ropolitan Engineering Corporation,
which had been awarded a conditional
contract, has been unable to make satis
factory bond.
District of Columbia—Rain or snow
this afternoon and possibly early to
night; tomorrow cloudy and colder, fol
lowed by snow In late afternoon or at
night: minimum temperature tonight
about 28 degrees; moderate east, shift
ing to north winds.
Maryland—Snow this afternoon and
tonight: tomorrow cloudy and colder,
followed by snow in extreme west por
tion in afternoon or at night.
Virginia—Rain or snow this after
noon and early tonight; tomorrow
cloudy, followed by snow In extreme
west portion in afternoon or at night;
not much change in temperature.
West Virginia—Cloudy, possibly snow
flurries in extreme east portion tonight;
tomorrow cloudy, followed by snow in
afternoon or at night; colder In north
portion tomorrow.
Outlook (or February 6 to February 11.
North and Mi 'die Atlantic States
Snow at beginning of week, snow or
rain about Wednesday and again at
end of week. Cold first half of week,
moderating about Thursday, colder at
end of week.
River Report.
Potomac River clear and Shenan
doah little cloudy today.
itepori ior Last z\ Hours.
Temperature. Barometer
i esterday— Degrees.
4 p.m 44
8 p.m 40
Midnight 35
4 a.m 31
8 a.m 33
Noon 30
itecoru lor Lut 24 Hours.
Highest. 44, at 3 p.m. yesterday. Year
ago. 50.
Lowest, 30, at 3 a.m. today. Year
ago, 37.
Record Temperature This Year.
Highest. 68, on January 19.
Lowest, 20, on January 1.
Tide Table*.
(Furnished by United States Coast and
Geodetic Survey.)
High 3:08 a.m.
Low 9:41am.
High 3:31p.m.
Low 10:29 p.m.
4:03 a.m.
10:38 a.m.
4:27 p.m.
11.26 pjn.
The Sun and Moon.
Sun, today ... 7:12
Sun, tomorrow 7:11
Moon, today.. 11:58a.m.
2:50 a.m.
Automobile lights must be turned on
one-hall hour after sunset.
Monthly precipitation in Inches In the
Capital (current month to date):
Month. 1933. Average. Record.
January 3.25 3.55 7.09 '82
February 0.19 3.27 6 84 '84
March 3.75 8.84 '91
April 3.27 9.13 '89
May 3.70 10.69 '89
June 4.13 10.94 '00
July 4.71 10.63 '86
August 4.01 14.41 '28
September 3.24 10.81 '76
October 2.84 8:57 '85
November 2.37 8.69 '89
December 3.32 7.56 '01
Weather in Various Cities.
f Temperature. „ ff
1S • £ g 3
BiO P Ml
ww r>g m
Z~ _3 SB
3.2 Eft °rWeather.
•" 5 ■»
Abilene. Tex...30.2H 48 30
Albany. N. Y... 20.02 34 28
Atlanta. Qa... 20.88 till 42 0.30
Atlantic City.. 20.08 44 28
Baltimore. Md. 2U.MU 4ti no ....
Birmingham . . 211.HM ir.: 4o o.l2
Bismarck. N. D. 20.8(1 -2 -14 0.00
Boston. Mass.. 21 ».«»•» 44 L'N ....
Buffalo. N. Y.. 20.7(1 32 2« 0.12
Charleston. S.C. 2H.78 72 54
Chicago. HI . . . 20.92 :t4 18 ....
Cincinnati. Ohio 20.04 42 28 ....
Cleveland. Ohio. 20.82 34 28
Columbia. 8. C. 20.80 TO 50 0.01
Denver. Colo... 3O.10 32 20 ....
Detroit. Mich.. 20.80 :i4 24 ....
El Paso. Tex... 30.12 6H 32 ....
Galveston. Tex. 30.(18 HO 62 1.00
Helena, Mont.. 3(1.32 32 28 ....
Huron. 8. Dak.. 20.08 14-12 0.02
Indlanapolis.Ind 20.02 4o 2H ....
Jacksonville.Fla. 20.84 70 68 0.68
Kansas City. Mo 30.18 40 10 0.04
Los Angels 30.14 H4 48
Louisville. Ky.. 20.08 40 30
Miami. Fla 20.00 78 72
N. Orleans. La. 20.08 74 54 0.42
New York. N. Y. 20.OH 42 28
Oklahoma City. 30.20 52 28
Omaha. Nebr... 30.1(1 20
Philadelphia .. 20.08 42 32 ....
Phoenix. Arir.. 30.1H 58 .30
Pittsburgh. Pa.. 20.00 3(1 28 ....
Portland. Me... 20.88 38 22 ....
Portland. Oreg. 30.4H 40 34 ....
Raleigh. N. C. ..20.00 HO 3H 0.10
Salt Lake City. 30.HO 2« 8 ....
San Antonio... 30.10 64 48 0.12
8an Diego. Calif .30.12 02 38
San Francisco. 30.20 64 48 ....
St. Louis. Mo... 20.08 4« 30
St. Paul. Minn. 30.04 14-14 0.01
Seattle. Wash.. 30.48 44 34
Spokane. Wash. 3(1.54 34 1H ...
Tampa. Fla.. . . 20.88 72 H4 0.74
WASH.. D. C... 20.08 44 30 .. .
(7 a.m., Greenwich time, today.)
Stations. Temperature. Weather.
London, England 62 Rain
Paris. Prance 52 Cloudy
Vienna. Austria 28 Part cloudy
Berlin, Germany 32 Cloudy
Brest. France 60 Cloudy
Stockholm. Sweden 27 Cloudy
(Noon, Oreenwlch time, today.)
Horta (Fayal), Azores.. 00 Part cloudy
(Current observationi.)
St. Oeortea. Bermuda.. 62 Fart cloudy
San Juan, Puerto Rico. 74 Part cloudy
Havana. Cuba 06 rottr
Colon. Canal Zone 80 Cloudy
Girl Scouts Broadcait Playlet.
The fourth playlet presented by Girl
Scouts of the. District was broadcast
over Radio Station WMAL this morn
ing at 11:45. Participating in the
drama were Misses Alice Leake of Troop
53, Sylvia Waldman of Troop 47, Hazel
Reck of Troop 82, Betty Jane Oswald,
Margaret Springer and Claire BoekhoS
of Troop 40; Mrs. Marjorie Hartford,
captain of Tjroofr 13, and Preston
Former Agriculture Depart
ment Official Declares Farm
Bill Sound.
Br the Associated Press.
A former Democratic Assistant Sec-:
retary of Agriculture told the Senate
Agriculture Committee today the do
mestic allotment farm bill passed by
the House was sound and seemed to
have enough political backing to become
a law. ,
Carl Vrooman of Bloomlngton, 111.,
who served in the Agriculture Depart
ment under President Wilson, testi
fied in support of the bill after Thomas
Y. Wlckham, chairman of the Grain
Committee on National Affairs, had op
posed it.
Vrooman observed that the bill
"seems to have the approval of the In
coming administration" and of a ma
jority of the farm organizations.
"As a temporary emergency measure,
the basic principle of the bill is sound
economically," he said.
Wlckham said he was a little preju
diced "against Congress," and that he
believed the domestic allotment plan
would fail to raise farm prices. He
said his committee represented grain
and produce exchanges and boards of
trade In Buffalo, Chicago. Duluth.
Kansas City, Milwaukee. Minneapolis,
New York, Omaha and St. Louis.
"One think will put up the price of
grain," Wlckham said, "increase the
demand for lit. If there is no demand
for an article, all the legislation in the
world cannot put a price tag on it and
make it sell."
VOTE on silver bill
But Coinage Committee Agrees
Present Congress Won't Mon
etize the Metal.
Br the Associated Press.
Despite agreement that the present
Congress Is not going to pass a silver
remonetizatlon bill, members of the
House Coinage Committee today seri
ously discussed trying for a House vote
to obtain the country's reaction for the
benefit of the new administration.
Discussion of the question cropped
out as Representative Shallenberger,
Democrat, of Nebraska, explained to
the committee his own bill to establish
a 16-to-l ratio between gold and silver,
and to permit free coinage of silver.
"We all know," Shallenberger said,
"that this Congress is not going to pass
this 16-to-l bill."
"Do you think the House would pass
a limited silver bill this session?" asked
Flesinger, Democrat, of Ohio.
"You might possibly get It through
the House, but I don't know how the
Senate would receive it, and I don't
think the President would sign It,"
Shallenberger answered.
"But don't you think that with a new
administration coming in we might
bring it up and get the country in
"First, you have got to get a bill that
the new administration will agree upon,
and that might be a little difficult,"
Shallenberger said.
"Well, I simply thought that the in
coming President might like to see the
reaction of the country," Flesenger
Traffic Tied Up Nearly Hour as
Throng Watches Firemen
Fight Roof Blaze.
Connecticut avenue traffic was tied up
for nearly an hour last night while fire
men fought a blaze that swept across
the roof of the Mayflower Hotel, damag
ing the building to the extent of more
than $600. "
Apparently breaking out in a laundry
vent on the roof, the flames, fanned by
a brisk wind, threatened, for a time, to
spread to machinery lofts and other
A crowd of several hundred lined the
streets in front of the building as Hre
men, handicapped by the difficulty of
hoisting hose lines to the roof, fought
to overcome the blaze.
Once the hose lines were rigged up.
however, the firemen quickly brought
the flames under control.
The apartment of Vice President
Curtis, dinectly under the fire area, was
saved from appreciable damage by
spreading salvage sheets over the fur
nishings. Only a small amount of wa
ter damage was reported. The Vice
President was not at home.
Trestles were erected over the street
car tracks on Connecticut avenue so
trolleys could move, but automobile
traffic was rerouted.
Guests of the hotel, for the most part,
were unaware of the blaze.
Bear Adm. Maruellto Succeeds Bear
Adm. Jehu V. Chase.
Rear Admiral Keorge R. Marvellto
was named chairman of the Navy's
General Board in orders issued today
at the department.
The officer, who has been a member
of the board since last April, takes over
his new duties Immediately. Admiral
Marvellto, who won the Navy Cross for
his World War service, commanding the
battleship U. S. S. Louisiana, succeeds
Rear Admiral Jehu V. Chase, who re
tired February 1.
Corliss Palmer Reported Better at
California Hospital.
SAN FRANCISCO, February 4 (JP).—
Physicians said Corliss Palmer, former
motion picture actress and one time
Georgia beauty contest winner, con
tinued to show Improvement yesterday
at the San Francisco Hospital, where
she is being treated for alcoholism.
A telegram and letter from Los An
geles and a bouquet of roses from an
unidentified admirer were reported to
have cheered her. She was taken from
her hotel to an emergency hospital
Tuesday night and later transferred to
the general hospital.
By the United States Solders' Home
Band this evening at Stanley Hall at
5:30 o'clock. John 8. M. Zlmmermann,
bandmaster; Anton Polntner, assistant.
March, "Step With Pop"... .Kaufmann
Overture, "Fra Diavalo" Auber
Suite romantic, Carnival Ve
netian" Burgmeln
"Florlnda," "Rosaura," "Columbine"
and "Selgnour d'Arlequln."
Excerpts from Musical Qunedy,
"Nina Rosa" Romberg
Novelette, 'Bees" Jones
Valse petite, "Charming".'. Joyce
Finale, "Navy Blue and Gold".. .Crosley
"lite Star Spangled Banner"
Wed 50 Years
Who celebrated their fiftieth wedding
anniversary Tuesday. A luncheon was
given In their honor by their daughter,
Mrs. E. S. Rochester, at her home, 3401
Sixteenth street. They have five chil
dren and five grandchildren.
—Harrls-Ewlng Photos.
Son of Former Speaker Takes
Oath as Predecessor Re
signs to Clear Way.
By the Associated Press.
Bennett Clark, son ot the late j
Speaker Champ Clark, began his career
as a Senator yesterday, as his prede
cessor In office Marry B. Hawes of Mis
souri, resigned before the expiration of
his term.
Because of Hawes' retirement, Clark
will attain seniority in experience and
committee assignments over other new
Democratic Senators. Senator Hawes
would not have completed his tenure of
office until March 4, and Clark had
been elected for the six-year period
beginning that date. Under the present j
arrangement. Gov. Park of Missouri
has appointed the Senator-elect to fill
out Hawes' term.
Want* Tariff Reduced.
Clark, big. broad-shouldered and
brisk, told newspapermen after he had
been inducted into office that his prin
cipal and immediate aim Is reduction
of tariffs. His first vote was cast in
opposition to the Johnson proposal
which would compel Government De
partments to buy American-made goods.
"Why try to expand our trade and
then raise the barrier still higher by
such a principle?" he asked, and. an
swering himself, replied. "It's all wrong."
Attired in morning coat, striped
trousers and gray spats. Clark was
escorted to the Vice President's plat
form by Democratic Leader Robinson
as Hawes sat in his accustomed place in
in the rear row on the Democratic
side. Senator Moses of New Hampshire,
President Pro Tem, administered the
Hawei Paid Tribute.
There followed one of the warmest
tributes ever paid a man leaving the
Senate. Senator after Senator. Re
publican and Democratic, praised Hawes
for his distinguished public service in
House and Senate and particularly for
his untiring efforts to gain freedom for
the Filipinos.
Hawes served as a member of the
House in the Sixty-seventh, Sixty-eighth
and Sixty-ninth Congresses. He was
elected November 2, 1926, to the un
expired term of the late Senator Selden
P. Spencer, expiring March 3, 1927, and
to the full term ending next month.
He did not stand for re-election.
42 Denominations Will Be Repre
sented in Annual Sessions
in Chicago.
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, February 4 —Dr. Hugh S.
Magill, Chicago, general secretary of
the International Council of Religious
Education, today announced that the
annual meeting of the council, opening
Monday here, would be attended by rep
resentatives of 42 participating de
The high point of the nine-day con
vention would be reached at a "decade
dinner" oil February 10 to celebrate 10
years of co-operative educational ef
forts, he said.
Among the larger denominations
sending delegates he listed the Meth
odist Episcopal, North and South; Con
gregational, Baptist. Presbyterian, North
and South; Episcopal, Lutheran, United
Church of Canada. Evangelical, United
Brethren and Reformed churches.
Secretary Returning by Plane
From Shreveport, La.
JACKSON, Miss.. February 4 OP).—
Secretary of War Patrick J. Hurley took
off shortly after 9 a.m. today, resuming
his flight from Shreveport, La., to
Washington, interrupted last night by
unfavorable weather.
The War Secretary will make a brief
stop at Montgomery, Ala., and expected
to reach Atlanta after noon.
A LARGE audience was present yes
terday at Barker Hall to hear
{Catherine Ellis, pianist, and Anne
Yago McGuffey, contralto, joint artists,
appearing at the Friday Morning Music
Mrs. Ellis gave a fine rendition of
Mozart's "Theme and Variations," play
ing it with fluency and well rounded
tone that added dignity to the flowing
phrases. Her second group contained a
"Sketch," by Carl Engle. in which she
brought out the full emotional content
which makes It an unusually Interesting
number. Hie "Seguldlllas," by Albene,
was a brilliant finale. Mrs. Ellis played
with considerable authority and colorful
tone, but an unevermess in sustaining
the effects, a certain lettlng-down of
Interest and control disturbed a per
formance that otherwise had a decided
brilliancy. She was given sincere and
long applause to which she responded
with an encore.
The rich contralto voice of Mrs.
McGuffey was heard to advantage in a
variety of songs that offered consider
able scope for interpretation. She sang
with finish and wealth of resonant
sound that filled the hall. However, Mrs.
McGuffey could do more with her fine
voice than she Is doing, adding more
sensuous warmth to Its quality and a
deeper significance to the Interpreta
tion of such tragedy as in the "Carreau
Plque" from "Carmen" for the "Romance
de Pauline" from Tschalkovsky's "Pique
Dame." She sang two contrasting
songs. "Silent Moon," by Vaughn
Williams, and "TaUy-Ho," by Leoni,
with good effect.
The audience showed its pleasure In
her singing with generous applause and
she sang the "Buttercup" song from
"Pinafore1* as encore with grace and
charm. George Wilson was a sympa
thetic and watchful accompanist.
A. K.
TOTAL 5173,M
Three-Month Report Also
' Shows $214,843,326
to Corporations.
By th» Associated Press.
The Reconstruction Finance Corpora
tion during the last three months of
1932 made loans for relief and self
liquidating construction totaling $173,
During the same period, 1,882 loans,
aggregating $214,843,326, were made to
railroads, banks, trust companies and
other institutions.
The report of the corporation was
made public yesterday as a Senate
Banking subcommittee held final hear
ings on Senator Wagner's bill to open
up all resources of the finance corpora
tion for relief. Quick approval of the
measure by the committee appeared in
The Reconstruction Corporation quar
terly report showed $21,000,000 was
made available to the Secretary of
Agriculture for crop production loans.
This brought such advances to a total
of $131,000,000 since the corporation
started work. During the quarter, the
Secretary of Agriculture returned $15,
000.000 repaid.
The loan authorizations reported
Banks and trust companies, $96,451,
710, including $11,935,078 to help re
organize or liquidate clo6ed banks;
$12,141,306 to building and loan asso
ciations; insurance companies, $7,855,
732; mortgage loan companies, $10,
990.902; credit unions, $67,446; joint
stock land banks, $4,246,000; agricul
tural credit corporations, $1,556,476;
live stock credit corporations, $1,179,
620; railroads, $73,068,160. During the
same period the corporation redls
counted $7,285,972 of notes given the
regional agricultural credit corporations.
Consul General to Mexico Under
McKinley and Roosevelt
Expires Here.
AndrewDickson Barlow, 70, consul
general to Mexico during the McKinley
and Roosevelt administrations, died yes
terday at Garfield Hospital following an
operation. The body will be taken to
St. Louis for burial.
Mr. Barlow's outstanding work while
in Mexico was in determining the
amount of American capital Invested in
that country during the Spanish War.
His report was accepted as the official
Government standard.
He was a brother-in-law of the late
Daniel M. Houser, former president of
the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, and his
only survivors are nephews in that city,
now engaged In that paper's manage
ment, and two nieces, one in Williams
burg, Va., and one In St. Louis.
Mr. Barlow had been a resident of the
Capital for 10 years, residing at 1321
M street. He was general agent here
for the Massachusetts Accident Co.
Director Here Seven Years Is Or
dered to War College—Will
Report in August.
The list of students to attend the
1933-34 class of the Army Vf&T College,
containing the names of 75 officers se
lected from 12 departments of the serv
ice, was announced yesterday at tihe
War Department. They will report for
duty between August 15 and August 20.
As predicted in The Star, Lieut. Col.
U. S. Grant, 3d, director of the Office of
Public Buildings and Public Parks in the
National Capital for the last seven
years, was one of the Engineer officers
who Is to go to the War College this
year. His successor in charge of the
parks has not yet been appointed.
Another well known officer In the list
is Lieut. Col. James A. Ulio, an aide at
the White House. Others include Lieut.
Col. Earl McFarland, executive officer
to the Assistant Secretary of War; Maj.
Ralph I. Sasse, well known foot ball
player, and Maj. John E. Van Vliet,
Army tennis champion.
The Infantry will be represented by
28 officers in the class, the Field Ar
tillery by 11 officers, while the Cavalry,
Coast Artillery and Air Corps will have
seven each. The remaining 16 places
are divided among the Corps of Engi
neers, the Signal Corps, Quartermaster
Corps, the Medical Corps, the Ordnance
Department, Chemical Warfare Service
and the Adjutant General's Depart
State to Continue With Testimony
in Murder Trial of Suspect
In Wanderwell Case.
By the Associated Press.
LONG BEACH, Calif., February 4.—
Further testimony to supplement that
of Aloha Wanderwell. attractive young
widow, will be adduced Monday by the
State in its efforts to prove that her
globe-trotting husband, "Captain" Wal
ter Wanderwell; was slain by William
James (Curley) Ouy, 23, handsome
Welsh soldier of fortune.
Through Mrs. Wanderwell the State
yesterday sought to offer a motive for
which Guy, charged with murder, might
have killed the Polish-born adventurer
last December 5 aboard Wanderwell's
yacht Carma. She testified Guy led
a "revolt" of members of a Wanderwell
South American tour in 1931 and that
in Los Angeles last July he tried forci
bly to collect money from her husband
in connection with that tour.

Brookings Institute Employe Es
capes in Elevator—Door
Found Jimmied.
Walter R. Perry, colored, janitor at
the Brookings Institution, 744 Jackson
place, narrowly escaped injury early
today when three shots were fired at
him by a burglar, who broke into an
office on the second floor of the build
Perry, who lives at 1113 Twentieth
street, was at work on an upper floor,
he told third precinct police, when he
heard a noise. Descending to the second
floor in an elevator, he started for the
He had no more than emerged from
the lift, however, he said, when a shot
was fired. He Jumped back into the
elevator and slammed the door, he said,
as two more shots were flred in rapid
succession. One of the bullets struck
the door of the lift, but did not pierce
the re-inforced glass.
Investigation disclosed the office door
had been Jimmied. A check-up was be
gun to determine if anything bad been
Fifteen-year-old Long Island girl, miss
ing from her home since last Friday,
whose body was found yesterday near
Massapequa. Long Island. Police said
she had apparently been dead four days
and that her head had been crushed
In a terrific struggle. The girl left her
home in Rockaway Park to visit rela
tives In Floral Park, Lcng Island, and
was not seen alive again. —A. P. Photo.
Senators' Probe to Be "Free
From Intimidation," Coun
sel Promises.
By the Associated Press.
NEW ORLEANS, February 4.—A
warning that the inquiry into charges
of fraud in the election of John H.
Overton to the United States Senate
would be conducted "free from perjury
and intimidation." was sounded by
counsel for the special Senate investi
gating subcommittee as it called a sec
ond session today at the Customs House.
AO the opening hearing yesterday,
Senator Huey P. Long, appearing as
counsel for Overton, fired objection
after objection to the line of question
ing of Samuel T. Ansell, committee
counsel, but he was overruled in every
instance by Chairman Howell, Repub
lican, of Nebraska, who explained the
committee was not bound by court pro
cedure but operated as an Investigat
ing Committee after facts, and any
testimony bearing on the facts would
be admitted to the record.
The first day was consumed with ex
amination of Overton as a witness. An
sell drew from him that Senator Long
supported him for the Senate and ran
his campaign and that he (Overton)
had no knowledge of contributions and
expenditures other than a few contri
butions from his friends and funds ex
pended from his own pocketbook.
He also got the witness and Senator
Long to say that dummy candidates
were used in the election to get repre
sentation with election commissioners,
but each said dummies were used by
both sides
The committee declined to say what
witnesses would be called today but An
sell announced that Senator Long would
be called as a witness during the hear
Senator Edwin S. Broussard. who was
defeated by Overton and who filed the
charges, attended the hearing. Spec
tators packed the small room and alter
nately cheered and booed Long.
Police Search Subways for Man
Suspected of Murder of Girl
15 Years of Age.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, February 4.—A man
with the imprint of fingernails on his
face was hunted in the subways and
the smoke-filled dens of the underworld
today as hundreds of poUcemen sought
to solve the brutal slaying of Mary
Helen O'Connor, 15-year-old schoolgirl.
Screeching radio cars* rushed this
morning to the Wood lawn avenue sta
tion of the subway on a tip the man
was riding a train. The guards, how
ever. said they had not seen him.
The girl's body, smashed in what ap
parently had been a terrible struggle,
was found Thursday in woods at Massa
pequa, Long Island. She left her Brook
lyn home January 27 to visit a friend
in Floral Park and never reached there.
The theory that she was captured by
a white slave gang and murdered to
prevent her from giving evidence was
held by some Long Island police. Others
Inclined to the belief the killer was a
Tire Company Says Conflict Ended
in 1921, Government Holds
Armistice Day Was Bate.
By the Associated Presi.
NEWARK. N. J.. February 4.—The
question of when the World War ended
arose yesterday in the suit of Kelly
Sprlngfleld Tire Co. of Cumberland,
Md.. to get a refund of $1,500,000 "war
profit taxes" from the Government.
The tire company maintains the war
did not end until the President signed
the peace proclamation on March 3.
1921. The Government holds the war
terminated with the signing of the
Armistice. November 11, 1918.
War orders, the tire company holds,
made it necessary to enlarge the Cum
berland plant in 1918. and on this
ground the refund is sought.
Federal Judge Guy L. Fake, who ia
sitting in the case, expressed the view
that no company is entitled to tax con
cessions except for Government con
The Government stand is that after
the Armistice and up to March 3, 1921,
the company was filling mainly private
Instead of Government contracts.
Xev. Joseph It. Nelligan to Present
Discourse on "Mass."
Rev. Jowpb M. Nelligan, assistant
pastor of St. Gabriel's Church, Grant
Circle, will present an illustrated dis
course on the "Mass" in the school au
ditorium on Webster street, adjoining
the church, Monday evening at 8
Father Nelllgan's address is one of a
series conducted by the Catholic In
formation Forum under auspices of the
Knights of Columbus. Due to the be
ginning of the season of Lent, the dis
courses will t* temporarily discontinued
after Monday night, but will be resumed
• r
Midwest Continues to Look
to Legislatures and Con
gress for Relief.'
By the Associated Press.
DES MOINES, Iowa, February 4.—
One farmer was near death in a Sioux
City, Iowa, hospital and at least four
others were suffering from gunshot
wounds as debt-laden agriculturists to
day continued to look to Legislatures
and Congress for relief.
R. D.' Markell, 68, of Elk Point, 8.
Dak., was seriously wounded and hla
two sons, Harry and Keath, were »hot
when they attempted to run a blockade
of 100 pickets near Sioux City.
Nile Cochran, 39, of Movllle, Iowa,
said by officials to have been one of
the pickets, was being held for ques
tioning, after being treated for gun
shot wounds, and at least one other
unidentified farmer was known to have
been shot.
Defied Milk Put
The shooting occurred when the
Markells attempted to transport 1,000
gallons of milk into Sioux City in defi
ance of a price agreement following the
milk strike in Northwestern Iowa last
Fall. •
Three guns were taken from the
Markell's following the shooting, offi
cials said, and a revolver was found by
officers on the seat of their truck.
Meanwhile, the Iowa Legislature had
approved a plan to allow the manufac
ture of alcohol from corn to provide a
market for part of the grain surplus.
The Senate followed the House's action
and voted, 43 to 6, to allow establish
ment of a manufacturing plant at Port
Dodge for the production of industrial
Other developments in the farm sit
uation included:
In Nebraska a new conciliation farm
mortgage relief board considered a plan
for the appointment of county boards
of five farmers.
The Senate committees at 'Washing
ton continued to hold hearings as the
crop production loan bill awaited the
President's signature.
Farm Sale Postponed.
At Cherokee, Okla., a farm sale was
postponed without explanation and at
Vermillion. S. Dak., a judge told farm
ers that he would uphold the law "no
matter how many protestors gathered."
Members of a joint legislative com
mittee on farm mortgage arbitration
were deadlocked in Iowa, as they at
tempted to dovetail provisions of sepa
rate House and Senate bills.
In Oklahoma City Gov. Murray ex
horted the Legislature to act quickly on
farm legislation and termed mortgagees
• American citizens with their backs to
the wall."
LINCOLN. Nebr.. February 4 <*>).—
New hope was in sight today for Ne
braska fanners as a twofold State gov
ernmental attack to relieve the farm
mortgage situation moved into action.
The State Board of Conciliation ap
pointed by Gov. Charles W. Bryan to
day began the task of forming farmer
| committees in every county to seek
agreements between debtors and lenders
and stop a threatened flood of fore
closures. while a legislative committee
awaited the drafting of amendments to
a moratorium bill intended to assure
equitable treatment of fanners and
their creditors in the State courts.
(Continued From First Pagy.)
was suspended for "Inciting high trea
son" when it called the joint National
ist-National Socialist cabinet "profes
sional politicians" and appealed for
"the seizure of huge estates and heavy
Industries." The editor, however, pointed
i out the editorial concluded by calling
on citizens to "give their answer March
5" on the ballots, hence advocating a
legal method.
A large element In the Socialist party
has remained aloof from the violent
strife between the Nazis and Com
munists after being cautioned in state
ments to avoid such means of showing
The campaign of the Catholic par
ties—the Centrists and Bavarian Popu
lists—against Hitler brought to light a
controversy between a Benedictine
monk and church officials in Bavaria.
| In the face of a pastoral letter by the
| Bishop of Linz, advocating that Catho
[ lie members withdraw from the Nazi
party, the monk, Father Alban Scha
chleiter, wrote a defense of the Nazis.
He was called upon today to explain
hfe action to the church officials. The
monk contended the Nazis adhered
strictly to principles of Christianity.
Hitler, himself a Catholic by birth, has
comparatively few supporters of that
The deaths of three anti-Fascists in
various clashes last night Vith Nazis
brought the fatalities resulting from
fighting since Hitler took power to 20.
Seven persons were severely wounded
and a score slightly injured during a
Nazi-Reichsbanner pistol fight today at
Dortmund. One Nazi was expected to
Your Income Tax
No 6
Husband and Wife May File
Joint or Separate Returns.
Husband and wife living together
may each make a separate return of the
income of each, or their income may
be Included in a single joint return.
If a Joint return is filed, such return
is treated as a return of a taxable
unit, and the income disclosed is subject
to both the normal tax and the surtax.
Where separate returns are filed by
husband and wife, the exemption of
$2,500 may be taken by either spous*
or divided between them, the husband,
for example, claiming )2,000 and the
wife $500. However, where the taxable
income of one spouse is (4,000 or more
in excess of the personal exemption, It
is to the advantage of the couple If such
spouse claims the total personal ex
emption, the reason being the differ
ence in the normal tax rates, which
are 4 per cent on the first $4,000 of
net Income above the exemptions,
credits, etc., and 8 per cent on the ba
lance. The case of a husband whose
net Income was $6,000 and a wife whose
net income was $2,500 is an example,
the husband claiming the total per
sonal exemption.
Net Income, husband
Personal exemption..
Taxable, at 4 per cent
Husband's tax....
Net Income, wile ..
Personal exemption
TaxaMe. at 4 per cent.... 2,ftOO
Wife's tax 100
Total tax of husband and
wile 240
Net Income, husband and wife. ... 8,500
Personal exemption 2,600
Subject to normal tax... 6,000
4 per cent on first $4.000 160
X per cent on remaining $2.000.... 160
Surtix on $8,500 25
Total tax of husband and
wife Mi
In the first example the couple are
not required to pay the 8 per cent nor
mal tax and the surtax.

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