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ROOSEVELT RESTORES
NON-RESERVE BANKS TO
SUPERVISION OF STATES
Ban Continued
on Gold and
Hoarding.
INSURANCE LIST
IS COMPLETED
Treasury Reports
Gratifying Rise
in Deposits.
By the Associated Press.
President Roosevelt, in a proela
mation last night, returned to the
' State banking authorities sole
supervision of the non-member
banking structure.
He amended the proclamation
Issued last March whereby all
banks were brought under super
vision of the administration when
the banking emergency was de
rl qrpd
The prohibitions in the previous
regulations pertaining to the
holding of gold, hoarding, and
dealing in foreign exchange, were
continued in last night’s order.
Inasmuch as the Treasury has acted
on all requests for licensing member
banks of the Federal Reserve system,
end as the Federal Deposit Insurance
Corporation likewise has acted on all
applications to it for membership, it
was deemed appropriate, the procla
mation said, that the banking author
ity in each State should exercise the
sole responsibility for banking insti
tutions not members of the Federal
Reserve system.
Insurance Effective Tuesday.
The deposit insurance system—in
suring deposits up to $2.500—becomes
operative on Tuesday, and State banks
which have qualified will then come
under the central control of the Fed
eral Deposit Insurance Corporation
along with national banks and State
members of the Federal Reserve sys
tem. All applications of State non
member banks have been acted upon
as well as those of member institu
tions.
A gratifying jump in deposits, more
assets and a higher total of loans
meanwhile were reported for the na
tional banks of the country by the
Treasury,
Officials announced figures compiled
from the bank call of October 26 and
said that as compared with the last
such tabulation on June 30 virtually
ail items changed in the right direc
tion.
Between those two dates, deposits in
creased $281,093,000 to reach a total of
S'7 055.208,000. Assets rose from $20,
S60.000.000 to $21.198.649 000. Loans
and discounts were $140,965,000 higher,
the total being $8 257.937.000. The
figures were on a basis of 5.057 banks
rperating unrestrictedly on October 25
$s compared with 4 902 on June 30.
Officials Enthusiastic.
From Tuesday until July 1 all deposits
to a maximum of $2,500 will be guaran
teed in full by a fund made up of as
sessments upon the banks with a sum
of $150 000.000 added by the Govern
ment. After July 1. deposits to a maxi
mum of $10,000 will be insured in full,
from $10 000 to $50,000 will be guar
anteed 75 per cent and above that 50
per cent.
ueopiic Lilt OUVC1PC UUilVlIli U1 Uditfc
ers. those in charge of the deposit in
surance were enthusiastic about its
prospects for bettering economic condi
tions, Walter J. Cummings, chairman
of the Insurance Corporation, has said
he believed it uculd serve to increase
deposits and loans with the banks freed
from all fear of runs.
The banks, however, particularly the
larger ones, have expressed the feeling
that it was an imposition to assess them
for money which would be paid to de
positors of some institution less effi
ciently conducted. One bank in Chicago
has refused to participate and its case
has not been disposed of. The law re
quires that all national banks and mem
bers of the Federal Reserve system,
whether State or national institutions,
become participants.
The national bank call is issued at
least twic° a year and sometimes oftener.
(Continued on Page 2, Column 4.)
INFLATION FORECAST
BY BRITISH WRITERS
Financial Group Foresees Step
Taken After Congress Convenes.
Views on Wisdom Vary.
B" the Associated Press.
LONDON, December 30.—Financial
London is keenly interested in the
opening of Congress in the United
States January 3, with a considerable
group believing further inflation is
likely.
In connection with gold buying, the
financial editor of the Daily Mail says
he thinks President Roosevelt may ask
Congress for powers to purchase gold
at a price above the statutory level or
else seek a few hundred million dol
lars to create a fund for the purpose.
•'Should this step be taken and the
P F. C. buy all the gold offered at its
daily dollar price, discrepancy in the
international value of the dollar would
quickly disappear,” this editor said.
• Otherwise it would seem that the
gold-buying policy will have to be
abandoned, as it is completely ineffec
tive in its present form.”
The Daily Herald's financial editor
holds that forcing inflation on Roose
velt by Congress would be a good move,
contending that “it would be better to
finance the public works program
through the issue of new money than
to saddle the country with a debt
burden."
The Financial News, ccnjecturing on
the possibility of heavier American tax
ation owing to the mounting public
debt, said: “Likely in the long tun
United States authorities will be bound
to allow a substantial dose of real credit
Inflation to take its course.'1
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Service Charges
Defended bv
J
Bankers.
PROTEST ORDER
HALTING CODE
Criticism by Public
Feared Following
Johnson's Move.
By the Associated Press.
Alarm among leading bankers
was conveyed to Hugh S. Johnson
yesterday lest the attempt to im
pose high service charges on bank
| customers, and its last-minute
prevention by the administrator,
■ might throw their profession open
to renewed public criticism.
The expressions came from
individuals who feared newspaper
accounts of yesterday’s events
would lead to public belief that
the move of the banking fra
ternity had not been above board.
This they strenuously denied.
Johnson continued, however, his in
sistence that the schedules by which
bank groups proposed, under their code,
to make depositors pay a large share of
i banking costs, he suspended until he
j had given them full investigation in the
! public interest.
Johnson Speeds South.
Putting the entire situation aside, he
sped Soutli to spend the new year week
end w ith Bernard Baruch m South
Carolina.
Bank spokesmen argued that the
charges they proposed were necessary
for the safe operation of banks, that
they corresponded to service charges
which many institutions have operated
successfully for a considerable time, and
that responsibility for misleading the
public and the banks with the untrue
claim that Johnson had approved a set
of standard rules was limited narrowly.
How seriously the situation was
viewed, however, was shown in disclos
ure that Eugene Black, governor of the
| Federal Reserve Board, when told yes
! terday of Johnson’s intention to hold up
; the new charge schedules, had sought
to have Johnson change his mind. This
the administrator refused to do. Black
had. a little earlier, issued a public
statement commending the project and
the purported approval by the Recovery
Administration.
i
t.xisung marges unaffected.
Johnson's suspension order applied
to the so-called "standard rules" cir
culated by the banking code authority
as bearing his approval, and auto
matically to all regional and State
agreements for new scales. Though no
official warnings have been issued, in
stitution of such charges might expose
the banks to anti-trust law action or
; other prosecution under the industrial
' law. No existing service charges are
affected, however, and they are ex
pected to continue in force.
Furthermore, Johnson passed no
• judgment on whether the proposed
i charges were justified. Without con
demning them, he specifically reserved
all opinion for the full study he has
promised personally for every schedule
submitted by the regional bankmg
groups between now' and February 1.
It was projected by the banking code
approved in October that reasonable
uniform service charges be imposed
whereever the banks wanted them, but
the Government retained the right to
pass on all schedules.
Other new details of the proceedings
in connection with the banking code
were disclosed last night.
“Orders” Sent Out.
The clearing house associations of
the country had already been furnished
with standard rules incorrectly repre
sented to have been approved by John
son: and an accompanying letter vir
tually ordering that they be put into
effect, had been sent out. Although it
bore the name of Division Administra
tor Arthur D. Whiteside, he said he had
not seen the letter.
When this letter was detected by
Johnson, he reached Whiteside in New
York bv telephone and was told by
Whiteside that he had, on information
that the standard rules were innocuous
suggestions, consented to use his name.
Cary N. Weisiger. jr„ the deputy whom
Johnson discharged for his part in hav
ing it represented that Johnson had
approved the charges, was not to be
reached today for comment. He was
said, however, to have told his superior
that he understood the power of ap
proval had been delegated to him and
insisted he acted in good faith.
BRITISH DEFICIT LOW
Treasury Returns for Nine Months
Show £, 98,116,395.
LONDON. December 30 UP).—A cur
rent deficit of £98,116.395 (Currently
S502.355.942.40). the lowest in many
years, was revealed today in treasury
returns for nine months of the budget
year.
This compares v»ith £204.668.094
($1,047,900,641.28) for the correspond
ing period a year ago. The difference
is accounted for by reductions in ex
penditures of £94.500.000 and increased
revenue aggregating £12.000.000.
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Proclamation
Text of TVew Order Amend
ing Edict of Last
March.
By the Associated Press.
The text of the proclamation issued
by President Roosevelt last night, re
turning to State banking authorities
full control over State banks not mem
bers of the Federal Reserve System,
follows:
"Whereas, on March 6. 1933, I,
Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the
United States of America, by virtue of
authority vested in me by act of Octo
ber 6. 1917 (40 stat, L. 411). as amend
ed, issued a proclamation declaring
that an emergency existed and that a
national banking holiday be observed:
Whereas, on March 9, 1933, I issued
a proclamation continuing the terms
and conditions of said proclamation of
March 6. 1933, in full force and effect
until further proclamation by the
President;
Whereas, on March 10, 1933, I is
sued an executive order authorizing the
appropriate authority having immedi
ate supervision of banking institutions
In each State or any place subject to
the jurisdiction of the United States
(Continued on Page 2. Column 4.J
CODE 10 CONTROL
VAST FOOD TRADE
Acts to Bring 480.000 Retail
Stores Under N. R. A.
January 6.
By the Associated Press.
President Roosevelt yesterday ap
proved a code to govern the vast retail
food and grocery trade, composed of
480.000 stores in every city and town,
and then completed the N. R. A s
organization of the country's entire
retail trade.
It was the 182d code of fair com
petition to be approved by the Chief
Executive, and the first of those origi
nally consigned to the Farm Administra
tion and then returned to N. R. A.
when the agricultural unit disagreed.
With its signature by the President,
N. R. A. closed down until after New
Year day. leaving nearly 50 other codes
at the White House ready for the
Chief's signature when he can give time
to study them. Two hundred and fifty
more were being perfected after hear
ings. and 40 additional hearings were
docketed for the first part of next
month.
Hugh S. Johnson, N. R A. head, went
to South Carolina for a brief vacation
with Bernard Baruch. Almost every
ether recovery official left the city for
New Year relaxation after the long
grind of six months spent codifying
industry.
Effective January 6.
The grocery code will take effect
January 6. In its, final form almost all
vestiges of agricultural administration
influence were stripped from it, down
to cancellation by presidential order
of a provision requiring that “no food
and grocery retailer shall knowingly
sell a commodity adulterated or mis
branded in violation of the Federal
food and drug act.”
Johnson urged this cancellation, say
ing he thought it "questionable to pro
vide additional punishment through
(Continued on Page 2. Column 3 )
8.030.000 C. W. A. JOBS
HELD DEPRESSION CURE
Chicago Adviser Says U. S. Can Be
Made Decent Place to Live
In by Increase.
By the Associated Press
ALBANY. N. Y„ December 30.—An
increase to 8.000,000 jobs by the C. W.
A. to make the United States a “decent
place to live in," was advocated to
night in a speech by Paul V. Betters
of Chicago. C. W. A adviser and sec
retary of the United States Conference
of Mayors.
Betters proposed in his address, made
under the sponsorship of the State
Conference of Mayors, that all of the
unemployed throughout the United
States to put to work on non-competi
tive governmental activities such as
slum clearance, housing, park and rec
reation centers, street and roadside de
velopment. beautification. widening,
etc. He spoke over Radio Station WuY.
“Why we haven't even started to
make the United States a decent place
to live in.” he declared.
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Youth Kills Father, 49.
WINDSOR. Mo . December 30 (A>).—
Richard Bowen, 49, was shot and killed
by his son. James Bowen, here today,
after the elder man was said to have
threatened members of his family while
in a drunken rage. A coroner's jury
exonerated the son.
JOB, MAYBE FAME, AWAIT MODEST
CAPITAL GENIUS IN FILMLAND
By the Associated Press.
HOLLYWOOD, December 30—Clar
ence Brown's curiosity finally has got
the better of him.
He wants to know the name of the
person in Washington, D. C„ who has
been writing him those extraordinarily
long letters of advice and suggestion
every month for the last three years.
Brown, a motion picture director, has
received this astounding series from
some one—man or woman, young or old.
he doesn't know which—containing
complete scenarios, camera angle sug
gestions, crayon drawings, bits of origi
nal dialog, story, music and style sug
gestions. Each letter is accompanied by
scores of pertinent newspaper clippings. 1
*
The unsigned letter Brown received
today was fully 10,000 words long. As
usual, there was no return address—
only the Washington postmark. As
usual, there was no request.
Brown says he wants his correspond
ent to identify himself and come to
Hollywood to work for him.
“A person with such intelligence and
perception would be invaluable to the
movies," Brown said. “I guarantee to
hire this writer as an assistant, either to
help directing, to write, to hunt for
ideas or to give advice.
‘‘I’ve threatened, every time one of
the letters came, to do something to try
to find my ‘admirer.’ Three years is a
(.Continued on Page 2, Column 2.)
Ab34^
5EEMSS0 \
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THE SITER-OPTIMIST!
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District Committee Members
Join in Asking Liquor Plan
Be Considered.
Insistence that the Gcnernment dis
pensary system of liquor distribution be
considered by bcth House and Senate
District Committees when they meet
this week to consider the District Com
missioners’ private license bill for con
trol of the liquor trade in the Capital
was voiced last night by Senate and
House members of both political parties
who are members of the District Com
mittees.
Senator Carey. Republican, of Wyo
ming, announ: :d he has decided to
favor the Government handling of
liquor distribution.
Representative Gale H Stalker of
New York, ranking Republican member
of the House District Committee, de
clared his intention to "fight for con
trol of the liquor traffic in the Nation's
Capital at 'ts source by establishing
Government dispensary." Representa
ti\e Howard Smith, Democrat, of Vir
ginia. whose ai.'trict adjoins the Na-!
ticnal Capital, has drafted a bill which [
he will urge as a substitute for the I
Commissioners' bill, and in this he pro-1
poses "a strict Government dispensary !
system patterned after the Virginia
Liquor Control Commission plan."
"As soon as tne District liquor con
trol bill is readv. we will take it up
promptly for action in the House.” said
Speakpr Rainey last night after he had
been advised that it would probably not
be reported for consideration on the
second day, as he had expected. De
mands for hearings and debate on al
ternative propositions are likely to hold
the bill in the House District Commit
tee for several days.
Hasty Action Protested.
Both House and Senate Committees
arc preparing for hearings on the ques
tion of liquor traffic control, which will
probably be started this week. Chairman
Norton of the House Committee has
called a meeting of her committee 1m-1
mediately following the adjournment of
the House on Wednesday. Chairman
King of the Senate said last night he
would consult his committee members
within the next few days and suggest
that Thursday be set as the date for be
ginning hearings.
Returning House members protested
last night against any effort to rush
the District liquor control bill through
the House on the second day. and advo
cated limited hearings on various plans.
Chairman Norton announced that al
though she had arranged with Speaker
Rainey for recognition on the second
day to call up this legislation, she would
"go along with" the members of her
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MONON LINE PLACED
UNDER CARE OF COURT

Railroad Unable to Meet $515,000
Interest Installment Due
on Bonds.
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO. December 30.—The Chi
cago, Indianapolis & Louisville Rail
road. popularly the Monon, hoisted the
bankruptcy umbrella today to fend off
financial storms.
The squall immediately at hand was
a $515,000 interest installment due to
bondholders January 1. 1934.
In asking the Federal Court to con- |
voy it through a reorganization period, j
the railroad's attorneys said it had
been unable to borrow sufficient funds
to meet the interest requirements. H. R.
Kurrie, president of the line, added the
observation that it was the railroad's
first default on the bonds after 19 years
of regular payments.
Federal Judge James H. Wilkerson
authorized the management to continue
operating, subject to further orders of
his court. A new set of books will be
opened January 1, with Judge Wilker
son as overseer.
The Monon owes nothing to the Re
construction Finance Corporation. Its
cbligations consist of $15.000.000 first
mortgage bonds. $10,000,000 junior
mortgage bonds and $10,500,000 com
mon and $5,000,000 preferred stock.
Its 647 miles of trunk line operate
as a link between Chicago and the
South. With Chicago as its northern
terminus and another spur up to Mich
igan City, Ind.. it runs through Monon
and Indianapolis to two southern ter
mini, Cincinnati and Louisville.
Several other major railroads have
come under the shelter of the Federal
bankruptcy act, which permits reor
ganization witheut expensive receiver
ship periods. The Chicago & Eastern
Illinois and the Rock Island lines both i
petitioned in the Federal District Court
here. In other Federal jurisdictions
the Missouri Pacific and two subsidi
aries have done so, as have the Min
arets & Western and the Akron, Can
ten Si Youngstown.
|
Heed Party Pledges on Liquor,
Roosevelt Advises State Leaders
By the Associated Pies.**
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo., December 30—President Roosevelt appealed in
directly to the Missouri Legislature today to guard against enactment of li
quor control legislation which would permit return of the open saloon. His
appeal was contained in a telegTam to Rubev M Hulen. chairman of the
Democratic State Committee, and was sent in reply to a communication from
Hulen in which the President's attention was called to the deadlock between
the Missouri House and Senate over liquor control legislation.
President Roosevelt's telegram follows:
"It is obviously neither proper nor within my power to interfere in any
way with the formulation of State legislation for the control of the liquor
traffic. In view of the party pledges given the Nation before the election in
1932. I have great confidence that our party leaders not only in your State,
but wherever this question of liquor control is coming up. will respect pledges
made to the electorate and will provide legislation that will make impossible
the return of the open saloon and all its attendant evils. May I call your
attention to the following m the proclamation which I issued repealing the
eighteenth amendment: T ask especially that no State shall by law: or other
wise authorize the return of the saloon either in its old form or in some
modem guise'.”
Justice Department Agency
to Have Charge of Civil
and Criminal Cases.
By the Associated Press.
Attorney General Cummings an
nounced yesterday that a new Depart
ment of Justice division had been ere-1
atcd to deal with all tax matters, civil ]
and criminal.
Another change in the departmental i
set-up was the abolition of the civil
and admiralty division. Work hereto
fore performed in this division will be
distributed among other branches.
The new tax division will defend !
suits brought in the United States Court
of Claims for tax refunds. This for- *
merly rested with the claims division. •
The changes, to take effect January
1, were not expected by the department
to result in a material decrease in ex
penditures. Cummings said the office
df the Assistant Solicitor General, cre
ated June 16 and held at present by
Angus D. MacLcan. henceforth would
prepare executive orders and opinions
and compromise matters in litigation.
In promulgating the order Cummings j
listed the duties of the new tax divi- j
sion. headed by Assistant Attorney Gen
eral Frank J. Wideman. as follows:
"Prosecution and defense of civil
suits relating to taxes (except cus
toms) : appellate proceedings in con
nection therewith, including briefs and
appeals from Board of Tax Appeals; en
forcement of tax liens; mandamus in
junctions and general matters relating
to taxes: criminal proceedings relating
to taxes: briefs and arguments in Su
preme Court on assignment by the
solicitor general; special assignments
by the Attorney General.”
NORTHWEST FLOOD LOSS
PUT AT OVER $11,000,000
$8,000,000 of Total Is Reported
in Washington—Balance in
Idaho.
By the Associated Press.
SEATTLE. December 30.—Flood
damage in Washington and Idaho was!
unofficially estimated at more than
$11,000,000 today.
Approximately $8,000,000 damages from t
slides, washed-out highways and rail
road tracks, wrecked homes, inundated I
lowlands and ruined bridges was re
ported in Washington. Three and a
half million was set as the figure in
Idaho.
Plans were being laid today by the
State Relief Administration to make its
$250,000 in flood relief funds available
for distribution Tuesday, the Washing
ton Legislature having allotted the
money under a resolution passed yes
terday.
REVIEWS
| of the
YEAR
! Financial and Business... .Part 6
p A classified and chronologically
r arranged summary of out
standing events of the old 1
year.Page 8, Part 2 |
J Reviews of municipal affairs and _
accomplishments of the city's j
trade, business and civic or- I
ganizations....Page 3, Part 4 g
Six Planes to Carry 30 on
Formation Hop to Hono
lulu January 12.
By the Associated Press.
SAN DIEGO. Calif., December 30 — l
Detailed plans for the world's greatest
non-stop squadron flight of six new, (
big naval flying boats from San FTan
cisco to Honolulu were disclosed today
by Rear Admiral Albert W. Johnson,
commandant of aircraft of the base
force of the United States Fleet.
There will be 30 men in the squad
ron. six commissioned officers of the
Naval Air Forces, and 24 non-commis
sioned flying experts of the Navy.
January 12 is fixed as the date when
Lieut. Comdr. Knefler McGinnis of
Indianapolis will lead the squadron of!
from San Francisco Bay. Admiral
Johnson said, however, that the actual
departure will depend upon weather
conditions.
The six flying boats, under the com
mand of McGinnis, flew from Norfolk.
Va . to the Canal Zone. 1,788 nautical
miles. non-stop last September.
Admiral Johnson said that is the long
est non-stop flight so far made by
seaplanes in formation.
From the Canal Zone the squadron ;
later flew up the West Coast. 1.250 nau- i
tical miles to Acapulco. Mexico, and ;
then hopped 1.450 nautical miles to the I
Naval Air Station here.
The San Francisco-Honolulu hop
will be 2,150 nautical miles. Admiral
Johnson estimates it will take 24 !
hours.
Six naval ships will be stationed in ;
the course, about 300 miles apart, to !
assist in case of trouble.
The squadron, known as patrol
squadron 10. is to make its regular base
at Pearl Harbor. Territory Hawaii.
DENIES STUNT ASPECT.
Trip Routine, Admiral King Says, but
Will Be ‘'Yardstick.’’
Charges that the proposed flight of j
a squadron of six Navy patrol planes
from the West Coast to Hawaii is in
the nature of a “stunt" intended as I
an answer to critics who point to the
Balbo flight of last Summer as proof'
of superior performance of foreign
planes, were denied vigorously yester
lay by Rear Admiral Ernest J - King,
chief of the Navy Bureau of Aero
nautics.
The planes and personnel of the
(Continued on Page 8. Column 6 )_
m HUGE PROJECTS
MAKE NEW SOVIET
PLAN DWARF FIRSI
Second Five-Year Program
Would Make Russia Suf
ficient to Itself.
51 BILLION IN GOODS
CALLED FOR ANNUALLY
Gigantic Scheme Includes Factory.
Rail, Highway, Air, School
and Other Elements.
By the Associated Press.
MOSCOW, December 30.—Details of
a new industrial five-year plan which
In four years would triple the produc
tion of 1932 and under which Soviet
Russia would be made essentially self
sufficing were announced today to the
Soviet people.
The project, bo vast that in com
parison Russia's role in pre-war in
dustry seems insignificant and the
first five-year scheme ended in 1932- is
dwarfed, includes provisions for the
completion or beginning of 447 giant
enterprises and for the annual pro
rinrtinn nf trrtrvHc wnrtb tvl OHO OAO _
000 at nominal values.
Vyacheslaff Molotoff, president of the
Council of Commissars, and V. V.
Kuibvsheff. president of the Supreme
Council of National Ecnr.omv. submit
ted the plan to the Political Bureau,
which approved it. and will suggest its
adoption by the seventeenth Commu
nist Party Congress January 19.
Production Gain Huge.
It would allow for an increase as
high as 831 per cent in the 1937 out
put. as against that of 1932.
The extent of new building is seen
in proposals to complete present under
takings and start new ones. These in
clude 178 new coal mines. 11 iron mills.
7 of which have been started: 93 oil
cracking and 46 refining plants, 2 cop
per works. 4 aluminum plants, two of
which were begun under the first plan:
15 cotton mills. 18 knitting mills. 11
silk mills and 21 shoe manufactures.
In the food industry the largest item
is the projected completion ol 17 meat
packing plants and the starting of 23
others.
An extension of a railway network by
7.000 miles would connect the most
vital links in the new industrial chain
and increase freight haulage one and.
one-half times.
Agricultural production, which threat
ened for a time to drive the first five
year plan on the rocks, is scheduled to
be almost double that under the former
project.
To effect this part, machine tractor
stations would be tripled to provide
farms with power, and there would be
a tremendous increase in the distribu
tion of fertilizers through the opening
of chemical plants.
Besides the Moseow-Volga Canal, the
important Volgadon Canal is expected
to be completed by 1937. to enable the
northern areas to supply the Don
Basin and the Ukraine with timber and
in return to get coal and grain.
A nominal wage rise of 2 per cent
was listed by the side of a scheduled
reduction in the price of foodstuffs
and manufactured goods of 35 to 40
per cent.
The summary of the plan covered
a page and a half in newspapers. It
did not slight health education, but
foresaw' the number of students in
crease to 36.000.000 in 1937—a 50 per
cent rise over the 1932 number.
Under the project the following per
centages of increase would be shown
in 1937 over 1932:
Consumers’ manufactured goods. 308:
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LONG TO BE DROPPED,
PARTY REGULAR SAYS
New Orleans Mayor Sees Louisiana
Retiring Senator From Po
litical Life.
By the Atsociated Press.
NEW ORLEANS. December 30 —
Mayor T. Semmes Walmsley of the old
regular organization, who now is on
bitter political terms with Senator Huey
P. Long and his Louisiana Democratic
Association, declared in a speech here
tonight that Senator Long "is no
longer in executive authority in this
State and in a short while he will be
completely wiped out of political life."
The address was in reply to speeches
recently made by Senator Long, when
the Senator described Walmsley, his
former political friend, in terms of
scathing denunciation and claimed
credit to himself for the progress of
New' Orleans.
"The regular Democratic organiza
tion,” said Walmsley, "believes and
will so declare when Its caucus meets j
Tuesday, that Long must be eternally 1
eliminated from the politics of this
Sta.te.”
The mayor “said his break with the
Senator came after Long had "de
manded that the district attorney's |
office be turned over to him" on the
old regular ticket.
It was after that that Senator Long
plared his own ticket in the field in
a three-cornered race with the old
regulars and Francis Williams, the
latter an avowed opponent of both the
Long and the old regular leadership.
Long predicted in Washington that
his ticket "would win.”
NAVAL ACADEMY LOSES STANDING
WITH UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS
By the Associated Press.
PHILADELPHIA. December 30 —
Three colleges, including the United
States Naval Academy, were dropped
today from the eligible list of the
American Association of University
Professors.
The action was taken at the con
cluding session of the association's
invention in this city, the reason ba
ng stated as "unsatisfactory tenure con
ditions and the lowering of qualifica
tions for instruction in general sub
jects.”
The other colleges axe Rollins Col
V
Jp
| lege, at Winter Park, Fla., and Brenau
[ College, at Gainesville, Ga.
The association also went on record
as deciding not to recognize the bache
lor of science degree which it said the
Naval Academy proposes to grant.
Another reason advanced for the step
was said to be the dropping by the
academy of 30 civilian instructors in
general subiects last May 28.
W. R. O’Neal, secretary of the Board
of Trustees of Rollins College, imme
diately after the dropping of that in
stitution, issued a statement in which
he said:
“Rollins College doeg not recognize
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VICTORY FORECAST
FOR PRESIDENT IN
CONGRESS SESSION
Roosevelt Expected to Push
Program Through in Spite
of Opposition.
FIGHTS WILL CENTER
ON MONEY AND VETERANS
Executive Drafts Ilessage—liquor
Tax, Revenue Law Revision and
Tariff Legislation to Be Sought.
BV G. GUI LD LINCOLN.
With legislation to supplement the
already launched Roosevelt recovery
program as its main task. the So vent'.
¥
third Congress will convene at noc:i
Wednesday for its first Tegular'*
session.
This vull be the first time since 1820
that a regular session of Congress, as
distinguished from a ••special" session,
has not met on the first Monday ;a
December. The change in the meeting
cate is cue to the adoption of the
twentieth amendment to the Constitu
tion—the so-called "lame duck" amend
ment.
Congress will find a very different
atmosphere from that which crereri the
legislators when they assembled early
last March for their first session, a
special session called by President Roose
velt to deal with the emergency grow
ths out of the depression. The tales
which they bring back to the National
Capital are of increasing business and
employ men: Last March the w hole
banking system of the country had been
snut down temporarily anc the darkest
period of the depression was at hand.
Drafts Message.
President Roosevelt is expected to
send to Congress—if lie does not de
cide at the eleventh hour to deliver it
in person—a mcs.-age outlining the
program in general. The message
it is predicted will not be long, and
will be supplemented bv other mes
sages dealing with specific subjects of
legislation—much as the President's
program was presented at the last ses
sion of Congress. He began writing it
yesterday after completing his survey
of national affairs.
Mr. Roosevelt seemingly has very
definite control of the situation. It is
freely predicted that he will be able
to get his program adopted by Con
gress, and with comparative speed.
Owing to his popularity throughout the
country, and the division among the
Republican minority in Congress over
the various items in the recovery pro
gram, it is not expected that the ses- •
ston will cause him much grief. His
own parly has huge majorities in both
house-. While there will undoubtedly
be some "barking" at the administra
tion. it is expected the "bites ’ will be
few if any.
There are three main subjects which
may lead to rows in Congress and at
tacks upon the administration. The
first is the monetary policy. The sec
ond is the compensation 'of war vet
erans. and the third is agricultural re
lief. The farmers are still clamoring
for more aid.
Silver vs. Gold.
So far as the monetary policy of
the President is concerned, there will
be two groups The first will declare
Mr. Roosevelt has not gone far enough.
These are the inflationists, and the
members of Congress who are particu
larly desirous of forcing through a
"free silver " bill and bi-metallsm Th#
inflation fight, it now appears, will cen
ter particu'arly around silver remone
tization. But the President's recent
ratification of the London economic
to purchase practically the whole out
put of American silver mines at 64 5
cents an ounce has. it is believed, put
a brake on the silver legislation—al
though Speaker Rainey and other sil
ver advocates insist they will force the.
issue
The other group will insist the Presi
dent has gone too far with his monetary
policy, and will demand an immediate
return to "sound money" and to the
geld standard.
Neither group is likely to override the
President in this matter cf the mone
tary policy of the country.
Veterans’ compensation proved the
most serious threat to the control of
the President in Congress at the last
session. It may again Members of
Congress returning to Washington say
the larmers are in a better frame of
mind, owing largely to the payments
from the Government which are now
going *Aj 'hem for comp’iance in the
cotton, tobacco er.d wheat programs of
the Government.
Outstanding in the legislative pro
gram will be taxation cf liquor—to meet
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KICK-BACK RACKET
PROBE IS ORDERED
Senate Groups to Look Into
Scheme Making; Workers
turn Part of Their Pay.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK. December 30—Senator
Royal S Copeland, chairman of tha
Senate Committee investigating racket
eering, today ordered Robert Daru. spe
cial counsel, to "proceed vigorously" ia
an investigation into the 'kick-back’'
racket.
This Is a system of extortion by which
laborers are forced to turn beck port
of their wages under the threat of los
ing their jobs.
The announcement from the Racket
eering Committee disclosed that Col. F.
S. Hutchinson, chief investigator, has
received complaints the racket is being
worked on construction jobs.
Guide for Readers
General News.Part One
Editorial . Part Two
Classified Ac’s.Part Two
Society .Part Three
Amusements .Part Pour
Civic Activities.rt Four
Sports .Part Five
Financial., .Part Six
Magazine .Pait Seven
Lost and Found.Page A-9
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