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Trade Commission Examiner
1 Says Company Created
Market Demand.
By the Associated Press. |
A statement that the Henry L. j
Dohrrty interests "created" a large part j
of the total demand for Cities Service 1
Co. common stock during stock market
operations in 1927. was made before the
Federal Trade Commission today by
Thomas W. Mitchell, commission ex
The examiner submitted in evidence
extensive tabulations showing prices on
the New York Curb Exchange for the
common stock, prices of market pur
chases by the Cities Service Securities
Co. and the total volume of transac- j
The Securities Co., objective of the!
present phase of the commission's I
utility investigation, is wholly owned I
by the Cities Service Co. Mitchell, in I
testimony at the opening hearing yes
terday, charged the Securities Co.'s |
operations amounted virtually to the j
Cities Service Co.'s trading on the j
Curb Exchange in its own stock.
Controlled Volume.
Referring to his tabulation of transac
tions in the stock in April, 1927. Mitch
ell said that, except for three days, the
volume of trading on the Curb Exchange
rose and fell with the volume of pur
chases by the securities company.
"What inference can be drawn from
this?" Robert E. Heuly, commission
chief counsel, asked.
"The natural inference is that a very
large proportion of the total demand for
Cities Service Co. common stock, ex
pressed in purchases on the New York
Curb Exchange, was not furnished by !
the independent general investing pub
lic," Mitchell replied, "it was furnished
by the Doherty management for account
of the securities company.
"The Doherty management gathered
Into its own administrative control,
even created, through the efforts of its
sales organization and of the special of
fering dealers, a large part of the total
demand for the stock, and applied to
these market purchases such portion of
this controlled demand as its adminis
trative judgment decided."
Cites Price Fluctuation.
A further connection could be pointed
out. Mitchell said, between fluctuations
in the volumes of shares purchased by
the Securities Co. and fluctuations
In market price. The price declined
from $51.62' ■> per share at the close of
trading. April 16. to $44 a share at
the close of trading April 30. 1927.
"It will also be observed." Mitchell
said, "that the number of shares traded
on the exchange increased from 6.200
on April 16 to 44.400 shares April 30
and the number of shares purchased
by the Securities Co. in the market
increased from 7.252 oil April 1C to
25.373 on April 30." I
Mitchell said he had been told by
company representatives that this sharp
break in the price had been caused by
a "bear raid based on rumors of Mr.
Doherty's death." and that in order to
sustain the market price, the manage
ment took a large part of the shares
"The upward reaction of the market
price after April 30. to $46.75 per share
at the close of the market June 10."
he said, "indicates something of the
effectiveness of support given to the
market by the Doherty management."
(Continued Prom First Page.)
Lowell with abusing the powers of his
high office and willfully violating his
oath in deliberately ordering Crawford's
release. He also charged that Judge
Lowell "deliberately and viciously" at
tempted to nullify the operation of the
laws for the punishment of crime in i
Virginia, and many other States, and
used his judicial position "for the un
lawful purpose of casting aspersions
upon and attempting to bring disrepute
upon the administration of law in the
Commonwealth of Virginia and vari
ous other States in this Union."
Gives HUtory of Case.
After preferring his charges against
Judge Lowell. Smith gave a brief resume
of the history and progress of the in
vestigation of the Ilsley murder case,
and declared that the effect of releas
ing Crawford on a writ of habeas
corpus "would have been to turn loose
on the public one of the most vicious
and fiendish criminals known in recent
"Fortunately." he added, "this ha.r
been forestalled by the prompt action
of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
in noting an appeal.
"The United States Supreme Court
has continuously held that matters of
this character cannot be raised in a
habeas corpus proceeding, but the fu
gitive must be returned to the court
which found the indictment, in which
court the question of sufficiency of the
indictment may be raised, and. if con
viction is had. the fugitive has his
rights in the appellate courts.
"Judge Lowell granted the habeas
corpus, and gave as his reason there
for that he was certain the United
States Supreme Court would not up
hold the verdict of conviction, should
'Crawford be returned to Virginia and
,convicted. because it Ls not customary
in that State to have Negroes on juries.
Investigation Sought.
"Tills judge deliberately ignored, or
was Ignorant of the law to such a vio
lent extent, that his continued service
on the bench is a menace to the peace
and good order of the Nation.
"I do not contend that a judge may
be impeached on an honest difference
of opinion as to the law, or for an
erroneous decision of a case where he
acts in good faith, but I do aver and
proclaim that a judge is impeachable
who either (1) ts so ignorant of the
law as to result in flagrant incom
petency. or <2> who knowing the law,
deliberately, wilfully and knowingly, in
direct contravention of the Constitution
and well established precedent and
authorities of the court of last resort,
release on the world a self confessed
murderer of the mast vicious type."
Smith asked for immediate consid
eration of his resolution. Dtbate on
the resolution will be limited to one
hour during which Representative
Luce, Republican of Massachusetts,
said he would defend Judge Lowell,
who is a constituent of his and has
been a personal friend for many years.
Test of Resolution.
The Smith resolution reads:
"Resolved, That the Committee of the
Judiciary is authorized and directed as
a whole cr subcommittee to inquire into
and investigate tne official conduct of
James A. Lowell, a district court judge
for the United States District Court of
Massachusetts, to determine whether,
in the opinion of the said committee,
he has been guilty of any crime or
misdemeanor which, in the contempla
tion of the Constitution, requires the
Interposition of the constitutional powers
of the House.
"Said committee shall report Its find
ings to the House, together with such
resolution of Impeachment or other
resolution as it deems proper."
In the meantime the House referred
to the Judiciary Committee the resolu
tion of Represfntative Dies. Democrat,
of Texas, designed to abolish Judge
Lowell's Judgeship. The committee held
•b executive session this morning, but,
Frees Crawford
Granted a writ of habeas corpus In Bos
ton freeing George Crawford, Negro,
sought by Virginia on a charge of slay
ing two women at Middleburg in 1932.
Lowell refused to extradite the suspect
on the grounds that Virginia does not
call Negroes for jury service.
—A. P. Photo.
Personal Affairs Require His
Time, Explorer Says in
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, April 26 —The resigna
tion of Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd
as chairman of the National Economy
League was submitted at a meeting of
the league's executive committee yester
His reason for resigning, he said, wm
that he had served half a year longer
than he had agreed to serve and that
personal affairs which he had neglected
for nearly a year made it Imperative
that he give less time to the league.
He will continue, however, to take an
active interest in the organization's
work as a member of the advisory
council and of the Executive Committee.
Former Gov. Prank O. Lowden of
Illinois was made a member of the
advisory council, the other members of
which are Elihu Root, Alfred E. Smith,
Newton D. Baker and Admiral William
S. Sims.
The committee voted to pursue the
work of the league vigorously. It also
passed a resolution of thanks to Bvrd
and predicted that "'History will record
as his greatest public service the wort
he has done as leader of the National
Economy League."
"At this time public opinion for
economy in government in the State
and local communities is thoroughly
aroused." Byrd said. "The pension re
forms have been promulgated by the
President. Reorganization of the Fed
eral agencies in the interest of efficiency
and economy is under way. Our prin
cipal objectives in the Federal field
have, for the time being, been achieved."
Recalling that the league has from
the beginning stood consistently for
adequate compensation for war-disabled
veterans, he said the league must fulfil
its pledge to those men and their
"If the new regulations," he added,
"result in any ungenerous treatment of
war-disabled veterans or their widows,
it is the duty of the league to co-oper
ate with the administration in its
avowed purpose to treat generously the
really war-disabled veterans.
"The gains in economy must be con
solidated in preparation for inevitable
counter attacks."
Prohibition Forces Organize to
Force Referendum on Legali
zation Law.
By the Associated Press.
AUGUSTA. Me., April 26—Prohibi
tion forces of this long-time "dry" State
drove forward today in an attempt to
block legalization of beer—which would
take place June 30 undtr measures
passed by the Legislature a little less
than a month ago.
A "central board of strategy" of the
prohibition forces, meeting here yester
day, determined to go through with
the proposal to initiate a referendum on
the so-called Weatherbee bill to legal
ize beer of an alcoholic content yet to
be determined and to permit transpor
tation of all liquors when not intended
for sale.
Petitions for such a referendum
were being mailed out today and few
doubted that the 10,000 signatures
needed would be forthcoming.
The executive session of the prohibi
tion leaders here yesterday resulted also
in a decision to form a new organiza
tion with a political framework to com
bat repeal of the eighteenth amend
ment. It would concentrate on elect
ing anti-repeal delegates to the consti
tutional convention scheduled for De
Teachers on One-Day Strike.
DUBLIN. April 26 OP).—1Ten thou
sand national school teachers through
out the Free State staged a one-d^y
strike today in protest against salary
cuts imposed by the government.
Half a million girls and boys reveled
In an unexpected holiday.
it is understood, did not consider the
Dies resolution.
This resolution declared Judge Low
ell had "flagrantly violated his oath
of office" when he refused to permit
the return of Crawford to Virginia to
answer to the slaying of Mrs. Ilsley.
Judge Lowell, according to the reso
lution. "has displayed a venom and
prejudice unparalleled In the judicial
history of this or any other country
and has arrogated to himself the pow
ers of dictatorship and ruthlessly
trampled upon the laws of the Nation,
and has had the effrontery to attempt
to justify this shocking conduct by
asserting that the fact that Negroes
do not serve on juries in Virginia ren
ders any trial in the State illegal."
"Personally, I am at a loss," said Mr.
Woodrum. "to understand how a mem
ber of the Federal judiciary could be
content to draw his full salary knowing
full well it is only the provision in the
United States Constitution which pre
vents him from taking the same cut as
every other employe of the Government
has been compelled to take. Every Fed
eral attorney who appears at his bar,
all of the personnel In his courts and
the janitor who cleans his cuspidor Is
contributing 15 per cent of his compen
sation to help rescue the country from
its economic plight, and yet, the Judge
of the court, the symbol of justice,
equity and fair dealing, serenely pro
tected in the sheltering folds of the
Constitution, is content to let his fel
low man bear the whole burden In thia
economic disaster."
New Yorker Confesses Role
in Plot Against Baltimore
Ice Cream Maker.
By the Associated Press. |
NEW YORK, April 26.—'Tony Rocco,:
27, a painter of the Bronx, acknowl- j
edged In the lineup today, police said, f
that he was with some men who sent
a letter to Manuel Hendler, wealthy
Baltimore, Md., ice cream manufacturer,
demanding $7,500 under threat of killing
his son Albert.
Rocco, police said, told them that was
all he knew about the matter.
Although Rocco was taken in custody
last Saturday, details of his arrest were
not disclosed by police until he was
placed in the lineup today.
Rocco was arrested by a post office
inspector and two detectives when he
called at 242 East Thirty-ninth street,
a furnished rooming house, and claimed
a dummy package mailed from Balti
The inspector and detectives declined
to discuss the case and refused to say
what action they had taken since the
arrest. It. was reported, however, that
there were three men involved in the
Upon receipt of the threatening let
ter, Hendler turned it over to postal au
thorities In Baltimore. The letter di
rected that the money be sent in a
package to the East Thirty-ninth streel
address. A package was prepared to
appear like one containing money and
was sent to that address. It was the I
one Rocco was alleged to have called i
Mrs. Gertrude Divine Webster
Sues Prominent Local Resi
dent for $48,702.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, April 26—William
McClellan Hitter of Washington. D. C.
is bring sued here for $48,702 hack
alimony by his former wife, Mrs. Ger
trude Divine Webster of Phoenix, Ariz.
The suit was disclosed yesterday when
Mrs. Webster obtained an attachment
against Ritter's bank account.
She alleges that on January 4. 1922. :
Ritter agreed to pay her $70,000 a year, i
that he paid her $17,500 quarterly for
10-years. but that last October he failed
to make a payment and lias given her
only $3,797 on account.
Ritter, who is living with his second
wife at Osterville. Mass , was formerly
head of the W. M. Ritter Lumber Co.
In 1924 he made his employes a Christ
mas present of an Interest In the com
pany estimated at from $2,000,000 to
Mr. Ritter and his present wife, the
former Anita O. Bell of Petersburg,
member of an old Virginia family,
maintain a residence at 2223 Massa
chusetts avenue and are well known lr.
Washington social circles. He was mar
ried to his present wife on July 20,
192b'. He is a member of the Metro
politan. Chevy Chase. Burning Tree and
Racquet Clubs here.
He came to Washington during the
war from Ohio to be assistant com
missioner of finished products of the
War Industries Board, and was a mem
ber of the subcommittee on lumber and
forest products of the board.
Undaunted by Akron Disaster,
Three Other Children Set Out
on Air Journey.
Mrs. William A. MofTett. widow of
the chief of the Navy Bureau of Aero
nautics. lost three weeks ago In the
crash of the U. S. S. Akron, will leave
Washington-Hoover Airport early this ■
afternoon with her son. Ensign Wllliair
A. MofTett, jr.. on a trip by commercial j
i airline' to California.
They will fly to New York as Eastern
Air Transport passengers and will
change there to a transcontinental air
liner. Three of Mrs. Moffett's children
left New York yesterday by air for Cal
ifornia. Two of her sons. Ensign Mof
fett and Lieut. George H. MofTett, both
naval aviators, are now on duty in the
West, and her daughter, Mrs. Elliott
McFariand Moore, lives on Catalina j
: Island.
Funeral Services for Wife of Jus
tice Department Worker Will
Be Held Sunday.
Mrs. Adelaide Grant Ellsworth, 31,
wife of German S. Ellsworth of the De
partment of Justice, died yesterday at
George Washington University Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at the S.
H. Hines funeral home at 3 p.m. Sun
day, with Gov. H. H. Blood of Utah
and Senators King and Thomas of that
State taking part. The body will be
taken to Bountiful. Utah, for burial, fol
lowing the services here.
Mrs. Ellsworth, who had resided In
Washington for a number of years,
made her home with her husband at
4406 Stanford street, Chevy Chase. Be
sides her husband, she Is survived by
four children, Elaine and Richard G.
and infant twins; her mother, Mrs. Jo
seph H. Grant, Salt Lake City; two
brothers. Van and Dale Grant, New
York City, and two sisters, Mrs. Myra
Grant Wallace of Washington and Miss
Joyce Grant, Salt Lake City.
Transfer of Congress' Power Called
Destructive to Govern
Br the Associated Press.
PHILADELPHIA. April 26—Policies
of the Roosevelt administration were
attacked yesterday as "destructive to
our forms of Government" by Repre
sentative James M. Beck.
In an address to the Federation of
Republican Women, he said the poli
cies are "deflating the Constitution"
and are "economically false." He said
transfer of Congressional authority to
the President has had a profound ef
fect upon the fundamental structure of
the Government.
Treasury Department Closes Books
for Large Investors.
Subscription books for the current of
fering of three-year. 2'« per cent Treas
ury notes closed last night, except for
the receipt of subscriptions for amounts
of $10,000 or less.
To encourage subscriptions from the
small investor, the books will remain
open until further notice for the receipt
of these smaller subscriptions.
Democrats Confident of Ad
ministration Victory by
2-to-1 Vote Today.
CContlnuedFromFirst Page.)
Reed as an "adroit and crafty lawyer''
who had formerly been employed by
Mellon and the steel, insurance and
banking Interests and said he had
either appointed himself leader of the
inflation opposition or b«n named by
Mellon and Mills, Hoover Secretaries of
the Treasury.
He declared Mellon and Mills had
made a "mess" of directing the Na
tion's fiscal policies and that the new
administration should be given an op
portunity to Improve upon them.
"And so those are the three—Mellon,
Mills and Reed—who are appealing to
the people to send telegrams to stop the
passage of this legislation." he said.
"It takes a good deal of nerve on the
part of this group, to come here now
and lead a movement to tell us what
to do. Don't you think it would be in
much better taste if they would rest in
the shadows of their failure to let a
new group now in power try to improve
At another point, Harrison told Reed:
"The leadership of one party Is Just as
much for sound money as the other.
The Senator knows the man in tAe
White House would do nothing to take
the property from one person and give
it to another."
Harrison said the Republicans had
tried their "little sugar-coated infla
tion" with the Reconstruction Finance
Corporation and by increasing Federal
Reserve rediscount eligibility require
ments after "two years of procastina
tlon" and asked if it was too much now
to ask the Republicans to co-operate.
"A Comedy of Errors."
He characterized Mills' efforts to bal
ance the budget as a "comedy of
errors" and triumphantly added:
"The budget is now balanced. As
soon as the tax bill passed by the House
goes through here and the Govern
ment is reorganiztd we will have bal
anced the budget."
When Harrison said he would not
vote fur uncontrolled inflation because
it had brought disaster abroad in the
past. Reed interjected:
"The Senator is all wrong. All of
those nations started in this way with
limited Inflation, but It got out of con
Senator Hastings. Republican of
Delaware, resumed the Republican op
position after Harrison had concluded
by declaring he would support the pro
posal if for no other reason than that
the administration wanted it.
"The Senator has made an excellent
speech and everybody enjoyed it,"
Hastings said. "But he spoiled it by
the last few words. Pur all I know
he may agTee with the Senator from
Pennsylvania (Reed) if he's going
along, because the administration wants
Bitterly denouncing the inflation and
farm relief proposals in the same
breath. Hastings said: "If the situation
were not so serious, I would suggest
that we create a few crowns for these
new kings." He added:
"We ought to give the President a
crown of gold, silver to some secre
taries and perhaps a sheaf of wheat
would make one for the Secretary of
"We ought not to forget the brain
trust. We could take some of these
greenbacks and make decorations of
them and give them to stme of these
advisers of the President, these pro
fessors of the Nation, in memory of
what they have done to make Congress
of no use for all time to come.
"If this law is passed, this Congress
ought to fold its tents and go home.
It ought to fold the Constitution, pre
serve it as best it can. seal it and de
posit it in the President's lap.
"This farm bill seeks to make a king
of the Secretary of Agriculture, but
what we will give the Secretary of
Agriculture is nothing compared to
what we are asked to give the Presi
dent in this miserable and insane bill."
Hastings contended that as the
President would have to consult with
advisers in planning his monetary
course, there might be leaks, and con
tinued :
"When a few people know a secret,
many people know it very soon and the
speculators would take advantage."
Federal Investigation Agent Dis
covers Sum Near Fence
Buried on Ranch.
Br the Associated Press.
ST. PAUL, April 26—Recovery of
$9,360 of the $60,000 ransom paid for
the release of Charles Boettcher, 2d, of
Denver at the Verne Sankey Ranch at
Kimball, S. Dak., was confirmed last
night by Werner Har.nl, chief of the
Federal Bureau of Investigation here.
The money, all in S10 and $20 bills,
was in a tin can buried about 14 Inches
deep near a fence post on the Sankey
Ranch. Hanni said. It was dug up by
an agent, who made a systematic
search of the ranch after suspects held
at Denver told of burying part of the
ransom money. <
Sankey and Gordon Alcorn also are
sought for the kidnaping last Summer
of Haskell Bohn, son of a wealthy St.
Paul manufacturer. Hanni said he'did
not believe any of the money recovered
was part of the $12,000 ransom paid
for Bohn's release.
67th Anniversary of Practice
Started by Mrs. John Tyler
Is Observed.
By the Associated Press.
COLUMBUS, Ga., April 26.—Today
marks the sixty-seventh anniversary of
"Confederate Memorial Day," which
was instituted here April 26, 1866, by a
group of patriotic women led by Mrs.
John Tyler.
Calling together a group of her
friends, Mrs. Tyler organized the Ladies'
Memorial Association and went to Lin
wood Cemetery, where exercises were
The idea soon spread over the South.
All cities in Georgia, Alabama, Florida
and Mississippi are celebrating today
with parades and exercises.
While Memorial day has become a na
tional holiday, on May 30, the four
Southern States hold to April 26; North
and South Carolina hold their celebra
tions May 10. and Louisiana observes
June 3.
Illinois Legislature Backs Gov.
Horner's Program.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Apirl 26 (/P).—
Both houses of the Illinois legislature
have swung behind the program of Gov.
Horner to force a vote In June on rati
fication of prohibition appeal.
After the Governor had demanded
that repeal action should not be de
layed until 1934, each house reversed
previous action and amended pending
plans for ratification conventions.
Identical bills were made special orders
of business.
Sea Gives Up More Akron Wreckage
HIS exclusive photograph was made yesterday afternoon, 33 miles at sea off Barnegat Lightship, as the derricks |
aboard the Navy ship Falcon hauled up the control cabin of the ill-fated Akron. Almost all of the hulk of the |
airship was brought to the surface, but no bodies were found.
—Wide World Photo From Universal Newsreel.
Japanese Act to Grant Dem
ocratic Constitution to
Manchurian Leaders Had
Planned to Set Up Former
Ruler at Peiping.
By the Associated Press. i
CHANGCHUN, Manchuria. April 26.
—Henry Pu-Yi's prospects for regaining
his lost dragon throne in Peiping re
ceived a serious setback today when it
was learned Japanese counselors plan
a new democratic constitution 1 or
The hopes of Manchurian leaders
that they would be aided by the Japa
nese in bringing Peiping within the
boundaries of their new state Included
a plan to put Pu-Yi back on the im
perial throne in that city. It was the
throne he lost in the Chinese Revolu
tion in 1911 when he was the "Boy
Emperor" and last of the reigning
Manchu dynasty.
Form Law Commission.
Close upon their repeated disavowals
of any intention to extend Manchu
kuo's boundaries below the Great Wall
of China, the Japanese now have named
a commission of 22 members to plan a
new fundamental law for Manchuria,
i The commission will study American
and other liberal constitutions as
Under the present vaguely defined
provisional constitution. Pu-Yi Is known
as the "Ching Cheng" and acts as re
gent of Manchukuo. Under the pro
posed plan he would be installed as
chief executive.
Methods of enfranchising Manchu
kuos 34.000.000 inhabitants and of
Verdict in First-Degree Mur
der Trial Expected
Before Night. *

The first-degree murder case against
Joseph T. Barry, former Washington
and Baltimore stock broker, will be
given to the jury in District Supreme
Court this afternoon.
It is expected a decision will be
reached befcre night.
The Government, through Assistant
United States Attorney John J. Sirica,
contends Barry shot and killed Israel
Seigel. 26-year-old grocery clerk, last
December, as a result of Seigel's alleged
attentions to Mrs. Ruth Gobel. with
whom Barry had been living for 20
Barry, who is 44. told the jury yes
terday that he shot Seigel because he
believed his own life was in danger.
The stockbroker said Seigel jumped
into a delivery truck as he approached
him at Eleventh and Kenyon streets.
"He reached into the back of the
truck, as though groping for a weapon,"
Barry said, "and I fired at him in the
belief he was about to attack me."
Cedric F. Johnson, attorney for Barry,
told the jury his client was not jealous
of Seigel.
Counsel began their closing argu
ments after Barry, the only defense
witness, had completed his testimony.
It was expected that Justice Daniel W.
O'Donoghue would give the case to the
jury shortly after the luncheon recess.
Mayor Says Banks Will Bay Ad
ditional Tax Warrants as Board
Plans Economy Vote.
Br the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, April 26.—Forces were
working for and against the proposed
closing of Chicago's schools in the name
of economy as the board of education
prepared to vote today on a resolution to
I turn the 500,000 pupils out of their
'classrooms from May 12 to October 1.
Mayor Edward J. Kelly declared that
local banks would buy additional
tax warrants upon which payment of
$30,000,000 in back salaries to teachers
is contingent, as soon as the State Legis
lature and the State's attorney did
something to enforce tax payments.
The mayor also said the school budget
should be cut from 20 to 25 per cent.
"If tax collections are only going to
be 60 per cent of levies, the budget
should be cut to fit those figures," he
said. "Of course, it would hurt, but if
you were in private business you'd have
to do the same thing."
On the other hand, Orville J. Tay
lor, president of the school trustees, said
he favored the early closing and late
opening of schools this year.
creating a modern judicial system are
to be sought by the new commission.
Japanese Advisers.
The present Manchukuo constitution
provides for a cabinet, state council,
advisory senate and legislative council.
The latter indorses all legislative bills
and the state budget. There is a
Japanese adviser for every key posi
tion; their number totals 600.
A total of 100 deputies are named
for terms of three years, one-half by j
the central government and one-half
by the provincial governments. A law |
provides suffrage for all males over 25
years of age.
Appropriation Measure Be-:
lieved to Include More
of Urgent Needs.
The Senate Appropriations Commit
tee will meet at 10:30 a.m. Friday to :
act on the 1934 District appropriation
bill, which was liberalized by the Dis
trict Subcommittee yesterday to take
care of some of the more urgent munic
ipal needs to which attention was
called during the hearings.
Although the recommendations of the
subcommittee are not being made pub
lic until the entire committee takes
action, reliable reports are to the effect
that the subcommittee has provided for
the expenditure of more money for nec
essary projects and has also recom
mended that the Federal share be raised I
from $5,700,000 in the Housi bill to
It is understood the principal changes 1
proposed by the subcommittee provide
for carrying forward the school building
program and new bridge construction,
including a start on the Calvert Street
The subcommittee, it Is reported, also
recognized the heavy volume of emer
gency relief work confronting the Board
of Public Welfare by adding $250 000 to
the House item of $1,250,000 for this
purpose. The House, realizing that a
substantial surplus of District tax
money would accrue under the reduced
total of the bill which it passed, left
the Commissioners free to reduce the
local tax rate below the present rate
of $1.70 If the revenue situation in the
coming fiscal year will permit. This
was done by leaving out of the pending
bill the clause which has been Inserted
each year since 1929 forbidding a re
duction In the $1.70 rate.
It is understood the Senate subcom
mittee also has left out the usual bans
against lowering the tax rate. It is not
definitely known at this time, however,
to what extent the Senate group has
changed the net total of the House bill.
The situation regarding a possible
change In the tax rate, therefore, is
an uncertain factor at this time. If the
Senate committee reports the bill Fri
day, It may come up in the Senate next
Senator Thomas, Democrat, of Okla
homa, new chairman of the District
subcommittee on appropriations, will
have charge of the measure on the
Will Hire 70 Hen.
KANSAS CITY.. April 28 <*»).—Her
man L. Traber, executive general agent
of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, an
nounced yesterday that $150,000 will be
spent and 70 additional men will be put
on the pay roll in the next six months
by the Kansas City branch of the
American Refrigeration Transit Co.. a
subsidiary of the Missouri Pacific and
Wabash roads, for reconditioning re
frigerator ears.
Europe Declared Concerned
Over Tokio's Policy in
By Radio to The Star
PARIS, France, April 26.—European
diplcmatic circles are much worried
over the Far Eastern situation.
It is believed that Japan intends to
occupy Tientsin and Peiping, separate
North from South China, and organize
a new government at Peiping, under
Henry Pu-Yi, former boy emperor and
now chief executive of Manchukuo.
It is reported further that the
Japanese plan to seize the whole of the
Chinese Eastern Railway without com
pensation to Russia, which possesses
joint interest.
A new Russo-Japanese war. in which
Japan would attempt to occupy Vladi
vostok and the Siberian maritime
provinces is considered imminent by
some well-informed observers on the
spot. Such a war. it is thought, might
cause the collapse of the Soviet regime.
This supposition gives point to recent
German diplomatic soundings as to
whether Poland might be willing to
cede the so-called corridor to Germany
and take as compensation the Russian
Ukraine, including Kiev and Odessa.
The present leaders of anti-Soviet
policy are believed to be Great Britain.
Japan and Germany, while France and
Poland now tend rather to favor
'Copyright, 19,13.)
Counsuls Confer on Eastern Railway
HARBIN. Manchuria. April 26 OPV—
For the purpose of ascertaining the sit
uation on the Chinese Eastern Railway,
now the subject of a keen controversy
between Manchukuo and Soviet Russia.
George C. Hanson, American consul
general, and several other foreign con
suls. left Harbin today for Manchuli,
on the Soviet border.
Traffic has been suspended on the
entire Eastern line as a result of nu
merous train wrecks for which Chinese
brigands are held responsible. These
wrecks have seriously impaired the value
of the road, especially to its Soviet co
The seventh wreck within a month
occurred today. Near Imienpo bandits
derailed a repair train rushing to the
relief of another train previously
wrecked by the same brigands.
When the brigands fired a fusillade
at the repair train. 50 Manchukuo sol
diers on the train, it was reported, fled
without attempting to resist.
The Russian stationmaster at Imien
po and two assistants were taken pris
oners by the wreckers.

fContinued From First Page.)
out that "a 30-hour week without means
to keep up income - means a further
sacrifice for labor."
Analyzing the proposal outlined to
the committee yesterday by Secretary
Perkins, Green said he saw no necessity
for permitting some workers to be on
the job 40 hours a week, but would agree
to that elasticity if the administration
asked it.
Green said the bill would not apply
to rail workers, but "we can see no
reason" why It should not b? applied
to newspapers and other publications.
"We urge very strongly that the
printing industry be included in the
five-day week six-hour-day bill," the
labor leader said.
Green said that if the bill did not
apply to imports, "the President or Con
gress would have to deal with the ques
tion through reciprocal tariff arrange
ments or inflation of the currency or
some other method," but he would not
agree with Representative Hope, Re
publican, of Kansas, that omission of
the ban on imports would "largely nul
lify the benfits of this shorter week."
"Wouldn't there be a flood of Im
ports?" Hope pursued.
"I can't conceive of the Government
permitting that," Green answered. "The
President has power now to do some of
Hope remarked that the President
now has authority to increase tariffs
only 50 per cent, and Green replied:
"Why can't Congress do like It has
been doing the last 30 days and just
pass this additional power along to the
President?" Green responded. "Con
gress seems to be doing that these days."

LONDON, April 26 OP).—Sir Gordon
Cunard died today in a London nursing
home. He was 76 years old.
Sir Gordon'* mother was Mary
M'Evers, daughter of Bache M'Evers of
New York.
He was married in 1889 to Edith Mary
Howard, daughter of Col. John Stanley
Howard. His wile died in 1927. They
had three mm.
Demonstrators Driven From
Offices of Trust Com
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, April 26.—Chanting a bat
tle cry of "Pay your taxes!" 2,500 Chi
cago teachers today stormed the of
fices of the Chicago Title Iz True:
Co. in the i_«oop. Several hundttd
swarmed up the stairways to the second
floor executive offices and fists flew as
police ejected them.
Several women fainted and were car
ried to the street. Plate glass windows
were broken. Traffic came to a stand
Delinquent in Taxes.
Sevaral policemen lost their caps,
and their uniforms were torn as they
tried to restore order among the mili
tant teachers. Clubs were wielded, but
no one was severely Injured.
Thrust outside, the doors of the trust
company were barricaded, so the teach
ers milled about in the street before
continuing their march.
The teachers explained their dem
onstration was prompted by the fact
that considerable property controlled
by the trust company was delinquent
in taxes.
School officials have declared that
prompt payment of taxes would yield
enough cash to pay teachers a substan
tial part of the back salaries due them.
Marched on Banks.
The militant portion of Chicago's
14.000 teachers marched to the large
banks Monday, demanding the institu
tions buy more tax warrants. The
bankers told them that the warrants
were unsuitable security beyond the
point already reached because of so
many delinquent taxes.
Then the revolting teachers, their
portion of the total unknown, started a
move to close the schools. A vote is to
be taken on that by the school board,
although the closing has been pro
nounced illegal. The president of the
school board said if schools closed it
would be the fault of the rioutous fac
tion of teachers.
Three Months' Payless Furlough
or Dismissal Confronts 200
Department Employes.
iFrom yesterday's 5:30 edition )
Approximately 200 civilian employes
of the Navy Department who will have
to be placed on the 90-day payless
furloughs or dropped from the service
to save $400,000 In the civilian pay roll
here will receive a 30-day nctice before
their status is altered.
This became known today when P. S.
Curtis, chief clerk of the Navy Depart
merit. told The Star about the sepa
rations scheduled to become effective
May 31. At the present time various
bureau chiefs are studying their per
sonnel lists with a view to recommend
ing to Secretary of the Navy Swanson
the persons who will g> off the Navy
Department's civilian pay roll in order
to save 10 per cent of that appro
Mr. Curtis explained that the list of
those who are to go will be submitted
to the Civil Service Commission. That
body will go over the names and make
sure they have been selected in accord
ance with law.
The chief clerk pointed out that ques
tions of efficiency marks, veterans' pref
erence. dependents and wether the
person has a wife also working for the
Federal Government will have to be
considered in making up the list of
employes slated for separation.
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ond base between Chapman and Myer.
After all, it was none of Whitehall's
business and he should have kept his
mouth shut."
Manager Joe Cronin of the Nationals
blamed the outburst on bad feeling be
tween the players of the two teams and
said that Chapman had cut Myer go
ing into second base in the game of the
previous day.
"When Chapman spiked him for the
seccnd time he just lost his head."
Cronin said. "I'm sorry that the thine
happened and I hope there will not be
any long suspensions as a result of it."
Chapman Blames Detectives.
Chapman, explaining his side of the
row, denied that he intended to spik=
Myer when he slid into second and
that he was doing only what most play
ers do—trying to interfere with Myer':
threw to first base. He said he thought
the trouble was all over as he went
through the Washington dugout toward
the club rooms, but that Whitehill
"made a nasty crack at me as I went
Chapman hit Whitehill and then sev
eral detectives, who he thought were
fans, piled on him.
"They gave me this lump on the back
of my head." he said, "and they ripped
me here on the cheek and the neck. I
was battling them as hard as I could
when one of them said. 'I'm going to
throw you In Jail.' Then I realized they
were cops, so I said. 'All right, but take
me to the club house so I can change
my clothes.' Instead, they continued
to maul me. and I don't know what
would have happened if the other play
ers hadn't arrived to rescue me."
Praised Walker.
One of the first to go to Chapman's
aid was his roommate, Fred < Dixie t
Walker, who knocked down a couple of
the detectives, according to Chapman,
and gave four or five a brisk argument.
"What a roomie," Ben exclaimed.
"He just belted those fellows around
like nobody's business." *
Bill Dickey. Vernon Gomez, Russell
Van Atta and Tony Lazzeri were other
Yankees who joined in the fun. As
Tony swung into battle some feminine
fan yelled from the grandstand: "Don't
let Tony Lazzeri get in there, he'll kill
"I didn't know I was supposed to be
such a tough guy." Tony said today and
grinned. "I didn't kill anybody, but I
threw a few punches and for a minute
I had a lot of fun."
Final warning was being sent out to
day by Secretary of the Treasury
Woodin that gold coin, gold bullion or
gold certificates must be returned to the
Federal Reserve Banks before Monday
to avoid hoarding penalties.
A fine of $10,000 or 10 years' im
prisonment is the penalty.
The Treasury department said gold
in reasonable amount, acutally required
for use in industry, profession or art. is
excepted. An exception Is also allowed
in the case of gold coin and gold cer
tificates in an amount not exceeding
$100 belonging to any one person, and
in the case of gold coins having a recog
nized special value to collectors of ran

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