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RAILWAY WORKERS ASK
PAY RETURN, IGNORING
ROOSEVELT TRUCE PLEA
Score “Dirge”
of Lines in
Pay Plea.
ASSERT LABOR
IS VICTIMIZED
Renewal of Parley
Here Tomorrow
to Seek Accord.
Railway labor leaders, representing
more than one million employes, to
day flatly rejected the proposal of the
railway managers that the existing 10
per cent cut in W'ages be continued
until April 30, 1935. They demanded
that full pay be restored July 1 in
accordance with the existing agree
ment. thereby ignoring the proposal
of President Roosevelt that the status
quo be continued another six months
to avoid a bitter controversy at this
stage of national recovery.
The action of the railway labor
leaders on top of the threatening
strike in the automobile Industry In
tensified anxiety in the administra
tion over the whole problem of labor
relations.
The railroad wage problem is out
side Gen. Johnson's province. Joseph
B Eastman, Federal co-ordinator of
transportation, wno was appointed by
the President to mediate in the wage
dispute last year, expressed disap
pointment at the impasse.
“I had hoped they would be able to
settle their differences,” he said.
He said that he had not been called
into the discusssions, but that if the
President should decide to intervene
he would, of course, be glad to as
sist in attempting a settlement of the
controversy.
Meet Again Tomorrow.
After considering the rejection by
the unions, the committee of nine
railway managers announced they
would meet the labor unions again
tomorrow. It is believed that they
will endeavor to obtain the friendly
intercession of the President.
It was observed that in rejecting
the proposal of the managers that
the present pay cut be continued until
April 30. 1935, and insisting on res
toration of pay on July 1. the labor
leaders have put both parties in a
position to compromise on the con
tinuation of the status quo for six
months.
However, the 15 per cent cut in
basic wage rates, of which the man
agers gave notice in February as a
substitute for the present 10 per cent
deduction, is another important ele
ment in the negotiations. Under the
proposal of the mangers submitted
Thursday, this cut would be sus- 1
pended, of course, but would be left
for bargaining purposes when the
wage question was reopened after
January 1, 1935.
After three days of conference, the
railway labor leaders yesterday after
noon delivered their demand that the
10 per cent cut be wiped out and
basic rates be restored on July 1.
The nine managers withdrew and
a little more than an hour later pre
sented their reply in the form of a
brief statement ready by W. F.
Thiehoff, chairman of their com
mittee.
Rejection a Surprise.
Th# statement said:
“Your rejection of our proposal has
come as a surprise and a shock to
us, especially in view of the request
of the President of the United States
made upon your association and our
committee to preserve the status quo
in the railway situation in the in
terest of national recovery. Your
action precipitates a serious situation
and makes imperative a considered
statement of our position.
‘‘We will meet with you again
Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock ”
The managers then withdrew. The
several hundred members of the
Railway Labor Executives' Associa
tion sat silently for a few minutes
until A. F. Whitney, their chairman,
adjourned the meeting.
The President’s request that the
status quo be extended for a period
of “at least six months” came in
February, following the notice given
by the railroads of a 15 per cent cut
in basic wage rates on July 1 for the
period of one year.
The proposal laid before the con
ference here Wednesday by the com
mittee of managers consisted of four
points:
•T. That further action under the
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EX-SENATOR PINE
OUT FOR GOVERNOR
Oklahoman's Platform “Honest,
Intelligent. Aggressive. Eco
nomic Government."
By the Associated Press.
OKMULGEE, Okla., March 17.—'W.
B. Pine, former United States Senator,
today announced his candidacy as a
Republican for Governor on a plat
'orm of •'honest, intelligent, aggressive,
•conomical government.”
The Okmulgee oil man's announce
nent apparently definitely removed
jonjecture that Lew Wentz, former
millionaire highway commissioner of
Ponca City, might make the race. Pine
was the first Republican to place his
name on the gubernatorial ticket, and
political observers considered he would
have the support of the party's State
organization.
A host of Democratic candidates
already is in the field to supplant
William H. (Alfalfa) Murray, who
cannot succeed himself, under the
constitution. However, Murray has
picked Tom Anglin, Speaker of the
House, to succeed him. He will be
opposed by J. C. (Jack) Walton, oust
ed as Governor 10 years ago and now
corporation commissioner: Represen
tative E. W. Majland. Lieut. Gov. Rob
ert Burns, and others.
k
ALEXANDER F. WHITNEY,
Rail Labor Executive Chairman.
ROOSEVELT BACKS
NEW INDUSTRIAL
LOANS PROPOSAL
Gov. Black of Federal Re
serve Submits Idea to
Leaders in Congress.
By the Associated Press.
A plan, approved by President
Roosevelt, for extending long-time
Government credit to private industry
was submitted to congressional leaders
yesterday with word that tomorrow
President Roosevelt will formally rec
ommend Its enactment.
Regional banks would be set up in
each Federal Reserve district, capi
talized by the Government at $140.
OOO.OOO. for loans direct to industry
or through banks, with the latter
guaranteeing 20 per cent of them.
Gov. Black of the Federal Reserve
Board submitted the plan in tentative
form yesterday to Chairmen Fletcher
and Steagall of the Senate and House
Banking Committees. Only a few
hours earlier the Senate Committee
had held up action on an alternative
plan submitted by the Reconstruc
tion Corporation.
Fletcher said Black was confident
$300,000,000 could be pumped into
industry almost immediately under
the plan. It could be put into opera
tion. he added, as soon as Congress
gave the word.
New Industries Predicted.
He predicted. Fletcher told news
paper men. that the proposal would
start a number of new industries
which are only awaiting a supply of
credit and would “give a lot of new
employment."
Original capital for the banks
would be furnished by the Treasury,
Fletcher said, out of the profits from
gold devaluation. The banks would
have authority, however, to issue de
bentures to obtain additional capital.
It was to await submission of this
plan, that the Senate Committee ear
lier in the day held up action on the
private credit plan submitted by the
Reconstruction Finance Corporation.
Asked if the R. F. C. proposal was
in conflict with his. Black said:
"I don't know anything about that
plan. The Secretary of the Treasury
has approved what we are doing.”
The Senate Committee also held up
action on the R. F. C. plan to finance
.foreign trade, but approved the re
mainder of the corporation’s recom
mendations for extending its power in
other directions, including authority
to compromise claims to speed the re
organization of railroads.
Measure Divided.
Despite a two-hour session with
Jesse H Jones, chairman of the Re
construction Finance Corporation, the
committee decided to make two bills
out of the omnibus measure submitted
by the R. F. C. Thursday, approving
the non-controversial items in one,
and leaving the others for future con
sideration in another.
Jones contended there was r.o con
flict between his and the Reserve
Board plans for loans to industry, and
that it was only a clarification of the
R. F. C.’s present power. The com
mittee, however, decided to wait for
submission of the Reserve Board plan
Jones told newspaper men afterward
the bill would only permit the R. F. C.
(Continued on Page 4, Column 3.)
LEGISLATOR TRIES ANEW
TO GET EXPENSE MONEY
Beaten in First Two Maneuvers,
Davis Attempts a Third in
West Virginia.
By the Associated Press.
CHARLESTON. W. Va„ March 17.
—The Legislature has ground along
for 116 trying days and “Uncle Abe”
Davis, one of the weary members, is
positive it's about time the State
furnished some eating money beyond
the annual $500 pay.
Today he got his colleagues to
petition Gov, Kump to hand each
legislator $300 from a special fund.
It’s the third time Davis, a veteran
of many sessions, has tried to get ex
pense money for himself and the rest
of the lawmakers.
First he put through a resolution
celling for payment of extra mileage
The State auditor wouldn't stand' for
it. Then he drew a resolution mak
ing the House a committee to investi
gate something or other and collect
expenses. The auditor wouldn’t stand
for that either. Now Davia has tried
another course.
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Green Warns
Auto Firms
to Act.
PEACE IS HELD
UP TO MAKERS
100,000 Wait Walk
out Order on
Wednesday.
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By the Associated Press.
Responsibility for deciding whether
the workers of the automobile In
dustry—an estimated hundred thou
sand of them—shall go on strike this
week was described by the American
Federation of Labor last night as
resting with the manufacturers.
Awaiting the results of a meeting
of employers' representatives in New
York tomorrow. William Green,
president of the federation, issued a
statement asserting the trouble which
threatens the industry is "directly
traceable to the attempt of the manu
factuers to impose company unions
upon their workers."
Watch N. A. C. C. Action.
Green said of the automobile con
troversy:
"We shall do all we can to avert
the strike because we do not wish to
see ‘.he President's recovery program
hindered or halted by an industrial
disturbance of such far-reaching pro
portions.
"The American Federation of Labor
will await with increasing interest the
decision ot the Automobile Chamber
of Commerce, a self-constituted or
ganization of automobile manufac
turers. as to whether or not there
shall be peace or industrial strife and
struggle in the automobile industry."
The workers ask. he said, that they
be permitted to elect their own rep
resentatives for collective bargaining
by secret ballot and the reinstatement
of all workers who have been **dis
charged, dismissed and discriminated
against" because of membership in a
federation union.
Concurrence Withheld.
Hugh S. Johnson, national recovery
administrator, has proposed the es
tablishment of a mediation commit
tee for the industry as a compromise
plan for solution of the controversy.
The manufacturers' spokesman, who
conferred with Johnson, declined to
make any promises to the N. R A
chiel until the New York conferences
had been held.
Green outlined the demands of the
workers without mentioning the John
son proposal, and added:
"It is difficult to understand how
the automobile manufacturers can de
fend themselves at the bar of public
opinion If they refuse to concede these
requests of their employes. The
American Federation of Labor, con
scious of its responsibility, is exercis
ing every effort possible to prevent a
strike and to bring about a settlement
of the controversy.”
Johnson canceled a week-end trip
to New York to apply himself to the
conciliation of the automobile dispute.
President Watches Results.
President Roosevelt himself, while
he kept in close touch with develop
ments in the automobile industrial
trouble, was described as leaving all
decisions to Johnson.
The latter Informed the Chief Ex
ecutive by telephone that he hoped to
solve the automobile problem.
What shape the automobile, dispute
will take is expected by N. R A.
officials to be revealed in develop
ments outside of the Capital in the
next few days. For the workers’ part,
mass meetings in the Michigan auto
mobile centers today will decide their
collective reaction to the proposal by
Johnson for a mediation committee in
the industry.
The manufacturers at New York
will consider Johnson's offer. Their
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FIVE HURT AS AUTO
HITS STREET CAR
Car Knocked From Tracks Into
Station, Which Falls on
Three.
Five persons were injured, one se
riously, shortly after midnight when
an automobile crashed into a street
car at Sixty-first and Dix streets
northeast, knocking it off the tracks
and into a waiting station, which
collapsed on its three occupants.
Chester Dowell. 19, of 2606 Uni

versity place, was the most seriously
injured. The others hurt were Rich
ard Walker, 17. of 1758 P street*
Robert Lusby, 22. of Suitland. Md.;
Dennis Edwards, 14. colored. 100
block of Addison avenue northeast,
and Wilbert Lancaster. 17, colored,
Fairmount Heights, Md.
Police were unable to learn imme
diately who was driving the automo
bile. They were told, however, that
its occupants. Dowell. Walker and
Lusby, were returning from a dance
at Seat Pleasant. Md.. at the time
of the crash. The machine, which
the young men had borrowed from
a friend, struck the front end of
the street car, sending it spinning
Into the waiting station beside the
tracks. Edwards, Lancaster and Ha
thorne Cave, colored, also of Fair
mount Heights, were in the station
waiting for a street car.
“I don’t know what hit me.” said
Edwards. “All I know is that all of
a sudden the station fell in on us.”
All the injured were taken to Cas
ualty Hospital, where Dowell was
placed on the operating table imme
diately. The extent of his Injuries
could not be ascertained at once,
however.
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INSULL SATISFIES
GREECE AND SAILS
TD SEEK A REFUGE
Fugitive Virtual Prisoner of
Sea Until He Finds
Friendly Port.
GOVERNMENT PERMITS
DEPARTURE ON VESSEL
Former Utilities Magnate Recov
ers From Shock of Return to
Port for Severe Quiz.
(Copyright, 1084, by the Associated Press >
PIRAEUS, Greece. March 18 (Sun- !
day).—Samuel Insull pulled another
ace from his sleeve early today and
sailed for points unknown aboard a
grimy Greek tramp steamer which he
had made virtually a kingdom ol his
own.
Ordered back by the Greek govern
ment after a 75-hour false start, the
steamer Maiotis sailed again at 1:25
a m. without being required to tell
any one where it is going.
Engine trouble halted the steamer
in the outer harbor soon after it
sailed, but this was merely a tempo
rary setback at worst, since it was
learned Insull had three days in which
finally to depart. The engine was
fixed after a short time and the ves
sel churned onward.
As real master of the ship himself
(he chartered it. and is. therefore, its
temporary owner) Insull. the 74-year
old fugitive from justice and former
Chicago utilities czar is the lone ar
biter of his destiny so long as he is
on the high seas.
Demand Wireless Report.
Greek port officials made only one
demand—that he wireless them where
he is going to land, if he chooses to
land Port authorities demanded only
that he enter no Greek ports, to which
Insull could readily be expected to
agree.
While it was widely believed he was
headed for •‘somewhere east of Suez,”
probably Abyssinia, he obviously
gained a trump trick by not being re
quired to tell w'.iere he Is going
The momentary halt because of en
gine trouble encouraged an already
spreading rumor that Insull might
seek a more trustworthy conveyance
and effect a transfer at sea.
A Greek newspaper reported fhe
American yacht Vulcher left Istanbul.
Turkey, without serving the usual no
tice of destination, and might take In
sull off the Maiotis somewhere in the
Mediterranean.
It was also rumored that the ship
might try to land at Monte Carlo.
Visas Secured.
It was learned that the Greek gov
ernment Mieceded yesterday in procur
ing visas for Insull in countries north
of here, and suggested that he leave
Greece by train, overland—a sugges
tion which Insull promptly rejected
The Maiotis was in port barely six
hours after plodding slowly back at
the call of Greek authorities who
claimed Insull violated regulations by
his sensationally dramatic secret de
parture Wednesday.
Port physicians and Insull’s per
sonal doctors examined Insull again
during the stay in port and certified
that the fugitive was in good health,
despite a reported heart attack earlier
in the day when he discovered for
the first time that he was being re
turned to Greek soil.
The captain of the Maiotis said In
sull was cheerful and happy. He did
not leave the boat.
Mrs Insull. his constant com
panion during the latter months of
his year-and-a-half stay in Athens,
bade her husband farewell in private
and hurried back to Athens with Mrs.
Couyoumjorlou, wife of a Bagdad
merchant.
Asked about Greek reports that she
was bitter toward the United States.
Mrs. Insull said: “Why should I be
bitter toward America? I've been
, away so long."
Upon the departure of Insull’s ves
sel alien control officials and the port
captain addressed messages to the
premier, the foreign minister and the
minister of marine, giving the time of
arrival and departure.
“After examinations, the Maiotis
departed, carrying Insull. according
to government instructions,” the mes
sages said.
Provisions Piled Aboard.
The Maiotis took on a large supply
of fuel and provisions here, and it
was assumed she could replenish her
stocks without risking Insull’s capture
at any number of small ports on the
Mediterranean.
Insull said before sailing that he
expected to land at Djibouti, a small,
colorful port on the Gulf of Aden, in
French Somaliland, entry to the bar
ren sandy wastes and fertile valleys
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A CAPITOL TIILL ENIGMA.
CAPPER URGES END
Of BUDGET RULE
Senator Says City Heads
Can Handle Finances.
School Cuts Hit.
Removal of District estimates from
the jurisdiction of the Federal Budget
Bureau was urged last night by Sen
ator Capper of Kansas in a radio
speech in which he deplored the
cutting down of school building ap
propriations in recent years, and de
clared local officals are in a better
position than Federal authorities to
know the city's needs.
The Kansan, who has been an ac
tive member of the Senate District
Committee for more than a decade,
painted a vivid picture of children
being taught in buildings recom
mended for abandonment 26 years
•go. of the continued use of tempo
rary portables of oversized classes and
part-time schedules.
His plea for a return of more ade
quate annual allotments for school
buildings was a timely one, since the
District Subcommittee of the House
Appropriations Committee Is !n the
midst of framing the supply bill for
the next fiscal year. The Senator
spoke from Station WJSV.
Difficult to Get Funds.
After giving detailed figures on the
present class-room shortage in ele
mentary, Junior and senior high
schools. Senator Capper concluded:
“I believe that it will be very diffi
cult, if not Impossible, to obtain ade
quate appropriations for school con
struction unless the District budget is
removed from the consideration of
the Budget Bureau and submitted di
rectly " to Congress by the Commis
sioners.”
The Senator emphasized that the
District finances its own government
(Continued on Page 2. Column 6.)
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STANDARD OIL HEIR’S
WEDDING HELD LEGAL
_
Court Refuses to Upset Marriage
of James McDonald, 3d, After
Elopement.
By the Associated Press.
REDWOOD CITY. Calif.. March 17.
—The marriage of James McDonald.
3d. of Hillsborough, heir to a Standard
Oil fortune, and Alicia Brezee Mc
Donald, after an elopement to Ne
vada June 7, 1832, was held legal to
day by Superior Judge Franklin
Swart.
Judge Swart's decision sustained a
demurrer brought by Harold Caul
field, attorney for the young wife, to
annulment proceedings instituted by
McDonald’s mother, Mrs. Beulah
Martin, Hillsborough society leader.
Mrs. Martin had contended the
marriage at Elko, Nev., when her son
was 18 and Alicia 16. occurred with
out her consent and was therefore
illegal. Nevada law sanctions mar
riage of minors.
Whether the birth of a child to
Mrs. McDonald In San Francisco last
week was an element In the decision
i was not disclosed.
DRINKS LEGAL IN KENTUCKY
WHEN HEALTH IS INVOLVED
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By the Associated Press.
FRANKFORT, Ky„ March 17 —
The old saying that the Kentucky
colonel had to have his toddy for his
health’s sake was written into law
today, and he can now get it by the
glass in his hotel, restaurant and
club, or buy it at his drug store.
The State prohibition amendment,
modeled after the famous eighteenth
amendment, still stands, but it excepts
medicinal liquor, and the law that
Gov. Ruby LafToon signed today, per
: mits the sale under permit of:
"Any liquor containing any per
cent of alcohol which Is used as a
curative, alleviative or palliative for
bodily disorders or bodily pain, or as
a tonic or stimulant for nervous or
mental fatigue, or other necessities of
the human body.”
The permits for sale by the glass
and in unbroken packages are yet to
be printed, but whisky went on sale
In several hotels in Louisville and
other cities in the State today at 30
to 40 cents a drink, as the proprietors
hastily got permits by wire. Chair
man John B. Lewis of the State Tax
Commission said the printed forms
for the permits will be ready next
week.
Meanwhile under the new law phy
4
sicians may prescribe without limit
for bona fide patients and any person
over 21 years of age may write hit
own prescription for not more than a
quart each seven days or a pint each
four days. However, he. or she. must
write on the prescription that T am
not addicted to the habit of drink and
have not within six months prior
hereto, been convicted of drunken
ness.’’
The cost of liquor, at drug stores and
any other stores that may obtain per
mits is expected to come down, since
the new law removes the 50 cents a
pint tax on medicinal whisky. The
drug store prices for medicinal whisky
have been $1.75 a pint, for the lowest
grade "blended” whisky up to $4 »or
the “bottled in bond’’ variety, com
pared to bootleggers’ prices of II a
pint and upward. In Louisville and a
number of other cities in the State
some drug stores have been selling
whisky and wines without the formal
ity of prescriptions ever since the
eighteenth amendment was repealed,
but the hotels had held oil.
Kentucky is to vote on its own State
amendment at the November. 1935,
election, under a resolution adopted
by the 1934 General Assembly which
passed the new liquor control act.
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Train Kills Boy
Waiting for Food
Tossed by Crete
Children Playing ‘Horse'
on Tracks Fan to See
Fast Freight.
By the Associated Press.
GREENUP. Ky„ March 17—Albert
Stapleton. 11. is dead, killed by a
train while waiting for food members
of its crew’ tossed to him each day as
they thundered past his home.
The youngster and his brother
George. 12, went down to the tracks
early to await the train and the food.
They played "horse'' with wornout
brooms. A slow freight came by. and
they tried a new game—holding the
brushy ends of the brooms on the
rails to feel the wheels thump, thump,
5 over them.
So Interested were the boys that
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FRANCE REJECTS
Note to Britain Asserts She
Will Not Disarm While
Germany Builds Army.
| By the Associated Press.
PARIS. March 17.—France tonight
rejected the latest German proposals
for disarmament and m3de it clear,
in a note to Great Britain, that she
refuses to disarm in the face bf "Ger
man rearmament.”
The French communication, which
was unanimously approved by the
! cabinet and will be presented in Lon
1 don Monday, demanded as a condition
for a reduction in French forces guar
antees of security, chiefly from Eng
land.
That Germany Is ready to "con
tract to the farthest conceivable limit
and in no case make an appeal for
force” was set forth in the German
disarmament message to Prance. It
was published here tonight.
Treaty Rejection Stressed.
This note emphasized that Ger
many can no longer accept the arma
ments level fixed in the post-war
Versailles treaty and declared that
Great Britain and Italy have recog
nized this point.
French reaction to Chancellor Hit
ler's memorandum brought forth the
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TWO GIRLS BEATEN
TO DEATH, TWO HURT
Father Sought After Hammer
Attack—Another Child Ex
pected to Die.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, March 17.—The wife
of John McHale, 31-year-old Bronx
C. W. A. worker, returned home to
night to find their 4-year-old daugh
I ter Helen lying dead in a blood
' stained crib and their other three
j children, all girls, lying unconscious in
j beds nearby.
Police, summoned by her screams,
called an ambulance and rushed
the three children to a hospital,
where one of them, Agnes. 18 months
old, died a few hours later.
, Detectives said the children had
! been beaten with a 2-pound car
! penter’s hammer. They immediately
! began a door-to-door search for Mc
Hale in the neighborhood.
They immediately began a door-to
door search for McHale in the neigh
borhood.
McHale left the house early in the
evening after an argument with his
wife, Margaret, after attending a
Saint Patrick’s day dance. Mrs
McHale left shortly afterwards to get
some milk for the children at a
neighborhood store. When she re
turned she found the children beaten
and Helen dead.
Mrs. McHale told police her hus
band spent five or six days ;n the
hospital for treatment for alcoholic
psychosis about two months xgo.
Hospital officials said that Mar
garet. 5 years old. was expected to
die, while Anna had only a fair
, chance of recovery.
P
Tllfl m PILOT
KILLEDINKH
Lieut. Richardson, Reserve
Officer, on Test Flight Pre
vious to Carrying Mail.
By the Associated Press.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., March 17.—
Lieut. R. G. Richardson. Reserve
Corps pilot recently recalled to active
service to fly the airmail, was killed
today in the plunge of his plane from
1.000 feet.
Richardson, on a test flight, was
carrying no mail. His death came
as orders went out for resumption
Monday of the Army's airmail service.
This was the eleventh fatality
among Army flyers since the War De
partment took over transportation of
the mail less than a month ago.
Two Similarly Killed.
Richardson, formerly a co-pilot for
United Air Lines, was reported by
Army officers to be flying a single
motored biplane of the P-38-E type.
Lieuts Frank L. Howard and Arthur
R. Kerwin. jr., crashed to their deaths
in the same type of ship March 9
near the edge of Cheyenne. They
also were on a test flight.
Today's disaster occurred 3 miles
from the airport and about a mile
southwest of the Francis E. Warren
Military Reservation. Soldiers from
the post there ran to the plane, but
were prevented by flames from reach
ing the body, which was found in a
sitting posture in the forward cockpit.
The plane burst into flames imme
diately on striking the ground and
was reduced to a metal skeleton.
Mrs H D Alexander, who saw the
plane fall, said the flyer was about
1.000 feet In the air when she saw
the ship in what she described as a
' "queer maneuver.”
Mrs. Alexander said the ship was
flying with its tail down and went
into a spin. The pilot, she said,
seemed to be struggling to right the
craft when suddenly, after he had
apparently succeeded, the ship dived
straight down and smashed, nose
first.
Weather Had Cleared.
The weather here, following snow
flurries and a drop in temperature
overnight, had cleared away and the
mercury was rising at the time of
the crash iate today.
Lieut. Richardson had been called
I into active service only last Thursday
j to augment the staff of Army airmail
{ pilots stationed at Cheyenne.
A former employe of the United
I Air Lines at the Cheyenne airport,
i he had been working in a filling sta
j tion here since he was recently laid
j off by the commercial company.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs.
Dorothy Richardson, who lives here.
TWO KILLED INSTANTLY
IN AUTOMOBILE CRASH
Car Crashes Into Concrete Abut
ment on Highway 5 Miles
From Petersburg.
By the Associated Press.
RICHMOND, Va., March 17.—Two
men were instantly killed early this
i morning when the car in which they
were riding crashed into a concrete
( abutment on the Petersburg turnpike.
about 5 miles from Petersburg. They
! were: D. F. Tyler, 50, Norfolk, and
Thomas W. White, 65, Forest Hills,
N. Y.
They were discovered by W. D.
Whitaker of Richmond, who passed
| the scene a short while later. Whit
! aker notified Colonial Heights police,
j Police found the car. which was
headed south, completely demolished,
and both men dead.
The accident occurred within a
' short distance of the spot where John
H. Hayes, jr., of Richmond, was killed
■ in an automobile accident last Sun
I day.
DIPLOMAT’S WIFE DIES

Manuel Trucco, Chilean Ambassa
dor, Was En Route to Santiago.
Mrs. Manuel Trucco, wife of the
Chilean Ambassador to the United
States, died yesterday in Santiago.
Chile, according to an Associated
Press dispatch.
At the Chilean embassy's chancery.
2154 Florida avenue, it was said the
Ambassador had left for Santiago by
airplane yesterday, hoping to reach
his wife’s bedside before she died.
Mrs. Trucco had been 111 for some
time.
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ARMY 10 RESUME
FLYING MAILS ON
SYSTEM OF EIGHT
LINESJOMORROW
Plans Are Announced After
Foulois Receives Zone
Commanders' Assurances
That They Are Prepared.
‘TRAITOROUS ELEMENTS’
HIT BY RICKENBACKER

War Ace Urges Roosevelt to
Purge His Official Family of
Aides Who "Misadvised" Him
on Cancellation of Airmail
Contracts.
By the Associated Press.
The Army will fly the mails again
tomorrow, with routes reduced to a
skeleton, but nevertheless extending
from ocean to ocean.
Coincident with this announcement,
America's premier war-time ace. Col.
Eddie Rickenbacker asserted yester
day that President Roosevelt should
*‘pu:„e his official family of traitor
ous elements which misadvised him
on cancellation of private airmail
contracts.”
The man who sent 26 enemy planes
plunging to the French terrain, made
this statement before the Senate Post
Office Committee in a continuation of
the testimony taking in which CoL
Charles A. Lindbergh and Clarence
Chamberlin Friday attacked annul
ment of the contracts.
Eight Routes Laid Out.
Eight routes «ere penciled across a
map of the United States at the War
Department for the resumption of air
mail carrying by the Army. It was
scheduled to begin tomorrow at 12:01
am. The routes follow:
New York to Chicago: Chicago to
San Francisco; Boston to New York;
Chicago to Dallas; Salt Lake City to
San Diego: Salt Lake City to Seattle;
Cheyenne to Denver, and New York
to Atlanta and Jacksonville.
Army planes were grounded last
Sunday after *he President had as
serted that deaths among the flyers
must stop. Since then intensive
preparations have been taken to re
sume flying on a curtailed schedule
which would assye the aviators’
safety.
The War Department first said nine
routes would be flown, including Chi
cago to St Paul. Later, however, the
Post Office Department said service
on this line would not be undertaken
now.
Rickenbacker is vice president of
North American Aviation. Inc., parent
company of Eastern Air Transport,
Western Air Express and Transconti
nental & Western Air. Inc., for which
Lindbergh is technical adviser.
These three companies held mail
agreements prior to the cancellation
ol all domestic awards on February
19 because of the Post Office Depart
ment's decision, since vigorously dis
puted. that the contracts wer#
awarded through fraud.
Guided by “Divine Spirit.”
But. Rickenbacker said the loss was
not that of the aircraft industry or
the air transportation industry.
“That is incidental." he said. “That
can be wiped off the slate and for
gotten. We can forget we ever owned
an airplane.
He said “the question” was that
“millions” might doubt because of the
cancellation that other of the Presi
| dent's accomplishments—“The N. R.
I A . C. W. A., gold content and many
more”—might prove as "big a mis
take” as the contract action.
He said that up until the mall epi
sode the President "has been guided
in a great • measure by the Div ine
Spirit.”
For this reason, he said, he urged,
the elimination of the “traitors, few
in number. I presume, who have mis
advised. or advised, without giving
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COURT FORBIDS WOMAN
TO SPEND OWN FORTUNE
Daughter-in-Law of Browning
Held to Have Created Irre
vocable Fund.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK. March 17.—Mrs. Fan
nie Coddington Browning, daughter
in-law of Robert Browning, the poet,
was forbidden to spend the principal
of her own fortune of $325,000 in a
Supreme Court decision handed
down today in Mineola. It is in an
irrevocable trust fund, which she
herself created, the court decided, and
she cannot get a cent.
She established the fund on Febru
ary 7, 1931, but since then, the court
action disclosed, she has changed her
mode of living and old friendships
have been repudiated.
Mrs. Browning, who is 77 years old
and makes her home in London,
began an action here last year against
Percy S. Weeks of Oyster Bay and
Schuyler M. Meyer of Huntington,
trustees of the trust deed, to get cony
trol of the principal. She said Meyer
had not told her it was irrevocable.
The trustees demanded instruction
| from the court, and today's decision
: is their answer.
Guide for Readers
General News.Part One
Army, Navy and
Marines .Page A-11
Editorial .Part Two
Society.Part Three
Amusements .Part Four
Conclave of States. .Part Four
Civic Activities, Page 3, Part 4
Radio.Page 7. Part 4
Sports .Part Five
Financial .Part Six
Classified Ads .Part Six
Magazine .Part Seven
1 Lost and Found.Page A-8
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