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STILL WITHHELD Vienna Police Convinced Evidence Net Is Tighten ing in Slaying. Br the Associated Press. VIENNA, June 21.—Otto Steln haeusl, secretary of Vienna's Inter national police organization, said to day evidence connecting Capt. Ivan Poderjay with the disappearance of Agnes Tufverson was strengthening, j "We do not yet have a confession,"! Steinhaeusl said, "and we can only accuse him of murder when the chain of circumstantial evidence is closed. "For this we await from America news of the finding of Miss Tufver son's body." Vienna authorities are convinced the 43-year-old American ■woman lawyer is dead. * woman tieia innocent. While police were confident that Poderjay was heavily involved in the mystery, they expressed belief that Susanne Ferrand, the Frenchwoman with whom Poderjay was living here, had no connection with it. Steinhaeusl said she probably was not guilty of anythir.g on which ex tradition proceedings could be based. A lengthy grilling of Miss Ferrand failed to shed any light on Miss Tufverson's fate. Poderjay, it was revealed, was broke when arrested June 13 after his travels to New York and London —and two marriages. Police said he would have had to sell his furni ture to live, since he has no other apparent income. After stains found on Miss Tuf verson's trunk here proved not to be blood, police turned to an English man in their investigation. They expressed belief Capt. Fred erick Davey, with whom Miss Ferrand was said to have lived before her mar riage to Poderjay, would prove an important witness. Efforts may be made to have Scot land Yard question Davey. EARLY STORY REVISED. Maid Tells of Disorder in Apartment of Poderjav. NEW YORK, June 21 OP).—A topsy turvy scene, with papers strewn over the floor, met the gaze of a colored maid who entered the apartment of Capt. Ivan Poderjay on December 22 last. This disclosure, from a reliable source, was contrary to earlier, less reliable reports, and it added new facets to the already multi-faced mys tery of the missing Agnes Tufverson. Pressed Second Suit Still another new disclosure, from the same reliable source, was to the eSect the dashing, now suspected Po derjay made love to a widowed concert violinist simultaneously with the courting of Miss Tufverson, the suc cessful woman lawyer. The police learned the concert violinist repulsed him. The maid, detectives said, was Flora Miller. She left the Poderjay apart ment at 11 o'clock on December 20, then seeing Miss Tufverson for the last time. She was ordered by Poder jay to return on the 22d. When she came back, she told the police, the apartment was awry. Po derjay was poring over correspondence and papers. Other papers were strewn over the floor. Trunks Found Packed. The four trunks—around which the Interest of the mystery centers—were packed and ready to be sent to the steamer. The maid cleaned the apartment and destroyed the papers in an incln trator. Poderjay, who is reported to have stayed alone in his cabin with one of his trunks throughout the voyage to England, now is held in Vienna as a bigamist suspect. On the theory that Miss Tufverson may have been murdered and secretly interred, police today were directing inquiry into all recent burials of any Unusual circumstance. FRIENDS AND FOES* SEE BRAIN TRUST ISSUE IN ELECTIONS (Continued From First Page.) Roosevelt that were facetiously de nominated "brain trusters." The term recurred repeatedly in Congress, without any notice from the ad ministration. Promises Continuance. But the President himself brought it up at New Haven. "While we have heard a certain amount of ribald laughter about the use of brains in Government," he said, "it seems to be a good practice. It will be continued. We are going to call on trained people." Senator McNary, the Republican leader, rejoined today; "I think a little brains ought to go along with every administration. I like a 'brain trust' rather than a brainless one. There are a lot of fellows in the Senate brainier than Tugwell." Senator Schall, Republican, of Min nesota, was reminded of what Lenin and Trotsky said when they soviet iztd Russia. They first asserted "brains" would run the country, he said. "And later they announced they would embark on a 'five-year plan.' President Roosevelt is going the Russian 10 times better because he teiis us through his Secretary of the Interior, Mr. Ickes, that he has a 60-year plan. "The 'five-year plan' of the Rus sians Jailed just as the Roosevelt "toubje deal' will fail." His fears were not shared by Sen »tos Bone. Democrat, of Washington. r*nc*business prides itself in employ ;,,.8 bl5Jlant university men, he said, it is to* wise thing for the Govern ment to 4o. It's a startling and novel ^t a highly educated man W1W ottce bec°me a menace. i. 4 m®lts of some individual may »e is a hoi se of another color." guilty banker dies David Barry Was Prudent of Two Closed Firms. JOHNSTOWN, Pa., June 21 (£»).— David Barry, sr., 68, convictoA bank president, died unexpectedly at his home early today after an attack of acute Indigestion. Barry, brother-in-law of Chart** M Schwab, steel magnate, was presi dent of two closed banks, the First National and tne Title Trust te Guar antee Co. A Jury convicted him last Friday of making false en trie*. His sentence had been deferred. The banker also was lacing trial in Federal Court in Pittsburgh on charges of misapplication of about $200,000 from the First National, What's What , Behind News In Capital War Dept. Insiders Put Bets on Foulois' Honesty. | BY PAUL MALLON. I THERE Is hardly a man on the Inside at the War Department who does not believe that MaJ. Gen. Foulois was given un necessarily rough treatment by the House Military Committee. They feel generally that the case has more behind it than a simple ef fort to impose justice. For one thing, Foulois has al ways acted rather independently with Congressmen. He made no effort to play politics with them, as most Government officials do. He even criticized this same House committee once because it did try some log-rolling in the selection of a certain air field. In fact, he blocked the committee's efforts. That circumstance certainly did not encourage the committee to spare the rod when it had a chance to flay him. See Political Justice. More important, however, Is the po litical aspect. You can never make War Depart ment officials believe that the com mittee rendered a free, non-political judgment. All the Democratic Rep resentatives are up for re-election this year. The failure of the Air Corps to carry the mails will be an issue that they must answer. The simplest possible answer will be that they tried to fire the fellow who over estimated the Army's ability to carry the mails. That clears them. The committee is denying it was in fluenced by such motives. It can point out that the Republican com mittee joined in the scalping of Foulois, which is true. But they would have a hard time convincing a jury about their motives, as long as the results of their action will be to free themselves politically. Dern Weighs Case. War Secretary Dern is not a particu lar friend of Foulois. His final judg ment may be accepted as non-partisan. Privately, he intimated to friends, be fore going over the record in detail, that he thought the committee went much too far. An impersonal opponent of Fou lois is Chief of Staff MacArthur. He and Foulois have been conducting a natural inside battle between the Air Service and the general staff about the merits of the Air Service in na tional defense. Of course, MacArthur can say nothing officially about the matter, but you will find that he let the word drop to friends not long ago that if he bad been asked whether the Air Service could carry the malls, he would have made the same affirmative response Foulois did. What really convincet the War Department crowd in favor of Foulois is the fact that the only serious charge against him is that he failed to follow the directions of Congress in awarding contracts. That is fundamentally true, but tt vms also true of Foulois' prede cessors. The Army air people think they know how to buy planes. They like, for instance, to get bombers from the Martins, pursuit planes from Boeing, etc.. because each manufacturer is a specialist in his own particular line. Under competitive bidding they might get some bombers from subma rine manufacturers which would per form like submarines. Overenthusiastic, Perhaps. The only important issue involved is whether the Air Corps officers fa vored certain manufacturers for less patriotic reasons. No one believes they did. The War Department group has the utmost confidence in Foulois' honesty. If there is anything wrong with him, they say, It is overenthusiasm for the Army Air Corps, which is hardly an indictable offense. I The White House felt more harshly toward Foulois than any one else be cause he failed to live up to his promise to carry the mails. Nevertheless, there is every reason to expect that the White House will deal less harshly with Foulois than the House committee did. Rail Fare Cut Seen. | Those who know the Inside at the Interstate Commerce Commission be lieve a general -reduction in railroad passenger fares will be ordered before long. They expect it to be a rather strong reduction, possibly even elim inating the Pullman surcharge. The flat passenger rate is now 3.6 cents a mile. The commission might go as far as cutting it to 2 cents. The commissioners are supposed, to be somewhat irked because some of the Eastern railroads refused to co-operate on a rate reduction, and plan to take matters in their own hands. That is why they ordered the re cent investigation of passenger fares. Light killed S2817. That Is the nameless bill which passed the Sen ate and was on the verge of passing the House before any one found out what it was about. It would have given Congressmen the right to bor row from the home loan and farm credit tills. Too Much. When Congressmen generally found out about it, they saw to it that the bill was blocked. It was » little too raw to stand the light of publicity. That also explains the failure of the Senate to pat* the House cen sus bill, which teas merely to five jobs to census takers who vote right in the November elections. Speaking of publicity, a certain Government official here insists on letting his. He recently took a trip with President Roosevelt and was dis mayed to find that the morning news Papers did not mention his name. He induced his press agent to call a | worid-»ide news agency here, asking that the omission be rectified In the afternoon editions. (Copyright. 1834.) RUBBER STRIKERS HIT RIVAL UNION , i Demand Company-Spon sored Group Be Disbanded as Condition of Return. Br the Aatoclated Presi. AKRON. Ohio. June 21.—The issue of a company union's existence dis places a demand for higher wages today as the major element In the strike of about 1,000 union rubber workers at the General Tire A Rub* ber Co. Company officials said they would answer late today the ultimatum that a company union must be abolished If the workers are to return. A union committee was Invited to confer with them. In a turbulent session, marked at times by fist fights, some 700 of the union strikers late yesterday voted this ultimatum, but received favorably the ofTer of C. J. Jahant, General vice president, to adjust the wage levels to bring them up to the rates prevalent in three major tire factories here. Picket lines were established about the plant last night and police details were held in readiness for any dis turbances. Officials of the United Rubber Workers' Union, affiliated with the American Federation of Labor, said the immediate cause of the walkout was dissatisfaction with what they called a "speed-up" system at the plant. In addressing the strike meeting Coleman O'Laherty, A. P. of L. or ganizer for the rubber industry, at tacked Gen. Hugh Johnson, N. R. A. administrator, as having "never given labor a square deal." GRAND JURY TWICE GIVEN BEATING CASE Coroner's Jury Orders Colored Man Held in Death of Stnart Bickerton. For the second time in about two months, the beating of Stuart Bicker ton, 36, which resulted in his death in Emergency Hospital last Sunday, was sent to the grand jury today. Previously, the jury had refused to indict Blckerton's alleged assailant, Robert Perkins, 29, colored, on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon. The case was sent back to the grand juiy, however, after a coroner's jury, presided over by Coroner A. Ma gruder MacDonald and Deputy Coro ner C. J. Murphy, had ordered the colored man held on a murder charge. Bickerton, who lived at 511 Third street, was struck and knocked down by a colored man in the 900 block Fourth street on April 15, and Per kins was arrested after witnesses had Identified him as the assailant. The witness declared, it was brought out at the inquest, that Perkins, after knocking Bickerton down, kicked him in the face several times. Bickerton died of a fractured skull. CHINESE PIRATES FREE SIX BRITISH Airplanes Believed to Have Frightened Band That Looted Steamer. By the Associated Press. SHANGHAI, June 21.—Six British ers, captured last week by pirates who looted the steamer Shuntien, have been released and are aboard the air craft carrier Eagle, returning to Wei halwei. British naval office advices said today. Although details were lacking, It was undersood that British aviators who roared over the pirates' lair frightened the outlaws Into releasing the Britishers, who were set adrift in small boats on inland waters. Naval airplanes picked them up and brought them to the Eagle. It is believed one of 20 Chinese taken at the same time was also released, while a Japanese who was aboard the Shun tien, together with the other Chinese, is still held. Two of the six white captives were naval officers. The brigands seized the Shuntien, which flew the Britiah flag, off the mouth of the Yellow River and departed in junks with 26 captives. British and American destroyers and naval vessels joined in immediate search for the kidnapers. The Shuntien, a well-fltted coastal vessel, British owned, was en lOUte from Tientsin to Shanghai when the capture was effected. The route is generally used by foreigners, and has not been molested for years by Chi nese pirates, who usually operate far ther south. JOHNSON TO STUMP COUNTRY FOR N.R. A. Explanation of New Policiei and Developments Object of Jnly Trip. By the Associated Fress. Hugh S. Johnson wm reported today to be planning an N. R. A. speaking tour, starting July 10, that will take him through much of the West and to the Pacific Coast. The object of the trip was said to be an explanation of new N. R. A. policies and developments, to resell the Blue Eagle and to stir enthusiasm for the new code eagle. Johnson's trip would take him to key points and It was understood a series of State holidays to celebrate N. R. A, similar to that Just held by West Virginia on the Blue Eagle's first anniversary, were being planned. It will occupy most of July. Charles R. Horner, who planned the first Dig publicity drive to sell the Blue Eagle a year ago, was understood to be directing plans for the Jaunt. M'NINCH IS OPPOSED RALEIGH, N. C., June 21 OP).— The sixth North Carolina congres sional district Democratic conven tion here today adopted a resolu tion memoralizlng the State Demo cratic Convention to in turn me moralize the United States Senate to Join Senators J. W. Bailey and Rob ert R. Reynolds In opposing con firmation of Prank R. McNlnch of Charlotte as chairman ot the Fed eral Power Commission NAVY BASE GREETS PRESIDENT'S BOAT Franklin, Jr., Takes Last Workout With Harvard Freshman Crew. B» the Associated Press. NEW LONDON, Conn., June 21.— Greeted with booming salutes from guns of the Coast Guard station and a roll of drums and flourish of bugles at the submarine base. President Roosevelt arrived here at 10:10 (E. S. T.) today for the annual Har vard-Yale regatta on the Thames to morrow. The President and his party after cruising in Long Island Sound last night following the ceremonies at Yale yesterday when he received an honor ary degree, came up the river on the naval yacht Sequoia and headed first for Red Top, Harvard crew quarters. The President's son, Franklin D. Roosevelt, jr., pulls the No. 6 oar In the Crimson freshman boat and provided the attraction that brings the Nation's Chief Executive here for the first time since Theodore Roose velt, also a Harvard man, saw the regatta In 1905. Visits Submarine Base. The Harvard freshmen were out in the river for a final paddle before the 2-mile sprint with Yale on to morrow morning's program. Escorted by the naval patrol boat Cuyahoga and Coast Guard destroyers CO-172 and CO-156, the Sequoia stopped briefly off Red Top, surveyed the situation and then proceeded to an chorage at the submarine base, fin ish of tomorrow morning's events and half-way mark for the varsity race that starts at 6:30 In the evening. Navy Base Greets. A 20-foot banner with the words "New London welcomes President Roosevelt," flapped from the south side of the Thames River Highway Bridge as the Sequoia and the escort boats approached. It was a beautiful, sunny day. and the President watched the rugged New England scene from the deck ol the yacht. The party Includes Mrs. Rooaevelt, their eldest son James, the latter's wife, and Mrs. James Roosevelt's parents, Dr. and Mrs. Harvey Cush ing of Boston and New Haven. The President boarded the Sequoia yesterday after receiving an honorary degree of doctor 'of laws at New Haven. At nightfall the yacht an chored off the mouth of the Connecti cut River at Saybrook Point and re sumed the run here this morning. Arrival Stirs Activity. Word of the President's arrival stir red the Coast Guard and naval forces to great activity. Freshly painted and with every bit of brass shining, the CO-173 and CO-15# went out from Base 4 to meet the Chief Executive. The Cuyahoga accom panied the 8e<]uoia from New Haven. At Fort Wright, on Fishers Island, gunners stood by to Are a salute, but the Sequoia came directly into the local harbor without nearing the island and the Army salute was not fired. As the yacht sailed past his toric old Fort Trumbull, now a Coast Guard station within the harbor, the full 21 -gun salute boomed out. There was a great whistling and tooting of horns as the Sequoia nosed in and the President waved from the bridge of the yacht to city officials and the yacht's whistle shrilled. The 21-gun salute roared out again as the yacht anchored off the submarine base and the convoy took positions about it to ward off curious pleasure craft President Roosevelt received Capt. Thomas Withers. Jr.. commanding the submarine base; Capt. William T. Stromberg. senior Coast Guard offi cer, and Maj. Monie Hickok, execu tive officer at Fort Wright aboard the Sequoia. Heads List of Notables. The President headed a list of notables such as have not graced the regatta in years and it was estimated 2,000 yachts of all dimensions would be in the river by race time. Prof. Albert Einstein of Princeton was a guest aboard the 103-foot aux iliary yacht Carol, guest of Felix War burg, International banker. Ernst Hanfstaengl, aide to Chancellor Hitler of Germany, who has been attending a class reunion at Harvard, also is expected here for the races. The President told the alumni of Yale University late yesterday that the "brain trust" would continue In Government and he slapped at criti cism of Congress in the "more erudite press of the East." Ruling out politics from National Government and defending the "brain trust," Mr. Roosevelt remarked: "While there has been a certain amount of comment about the use of brains In the National Government, It seems to be a pretty good practice —a practice which will continue— this practice of calling on trained people for tasks that require trained people. "we near mucn in me more eruaite press of the East," he observed, "about members of the legislative branch of the National Government who are usually set down as 'local politicians.' "And yet in that body we must remember the simple fact that they do represent every State and congres sional district throughout the length and breadth of the land and that the cross section of American public opinion Is better displayed In the halls of Congress than It is In any aggregation of educated citizens hav ing purely the local point of view. "After all. we are—whether we like it or not—living in a democracy. I like it. We are going to continue to live in a democracy." Text of Speech at Tale. President Angell and fellow Ells: I dont believe that any higher academic honor can possibly come to any Harvard graduate than to be made an alumnus of Yale. I am especially happy because this cements more closely a bond which I have had for many long years with a great number of Yale graduates who have worked with me on many kinds of tasks and in many places. Today in Washington I count very heavily on the splendid assistance that is given to me by Yale graduates In every department of the Government. We have not yet come to the point of placing universities under the code system. There have been suggestions to that effect, as, for instance, not long ago when some of my friends of Harvard suggested that something should be done to correct the unfair trade prac tice when a certain sacred ibis dis appeared from the Harvard Lampoon office, and again a suggestion was made when a certain pet bulldog dis appeared from New Haven. It was suggested this morning by the public orator (Prof. Phelps) that Congress will do almost anything I wanted. But the dear, good Congress almost prevented me from being with you today. Last night, when I got aboard the train, I felt Just like a schoolboy out of school, yet here I am, back in academic surroundings. However, I did want to tell you of my appreciation of being able to work Shaking Off the Cares of Office PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT ON VACATION TO SEE TALE-HARVARD REGATTA. PRESIDENT AND MRS. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT shown on the deck of the Government yacht Sequoia in New Haven Harbor. Conn., yesterday, Just after the annual commencement at Yale University, when Presi dent Roosevelt received the honorary degree of doctor of laws. With the Roosevelt* are Dr. and Mrs. Harvey Cushlng, the parents of the wife of James Roosevelt, eldest son of the President. The party will proceed to New London, Conn., for the Yale-Harvard regatta. —A. P. Photo. through these yean with Yale men, and I want to tell you also very simply of my thought that, while there has been a certain amount of comment about the use of brains In the National Government, It seems to be a pretty good practice—a practice which will continue—this practice of calling on trained people tor tasks that require trained people. Defends Government. Today, more than ever before In our public life, It Is true that we are calling on the teaching profession, on the graduates of scientific schools and other schools, and I think it is also true that in the conduct of govern ment there has been no period in our history where what we call In the wrong sense politics and in the wrong sense politicians enter less than they do today In the conduct of govern ment. I find, for the sake of example, that in my own mind and, I am quite sure. In the minds of most of the lead ers of the Federal Government, quali fication from the standpoint of ability rather than from politics enters Into most of the choices that are made. There are, of course, repercussions to that. Sometimes appointments are made and people are called in to serve their country and weeks go by before anybody discovers which party they happen to belong to. X couldn't tell you today the party affiliations of probably the majority of people hold ing responsible positions in Washing ton. and It is a mighty good thing that I cannot. I go back a great many years In calling on Yale men for help. One of the most pleasant surprises this morning was the statement by the dean of the School of Forestry that this year's graduates were not present because they were already at work, and I looked down at Gifford Plnchot (Governor of Pennsylvania) ind smiled and he knew what I meant. Tells of Early Flf-M. Twenty years ago or, more than that, 22 years ago. when I was a youngster in the State Legislature, for some perfectly unknown reason I was made the chairman of a committee— I think it was because nobody else wanted the chairmanship—on forests. Ash and game. It was a subject about which I knew very little. I discovered immediately that one of the problems before us was the denudation of the Adirondacks. Timber had been cut there without rhyme or reason or thought and many of the upper slopes were being washed away until only the bare rock appeared. I began to take an Interest and I sent a letter to the chle' forester of the United States, asking him to come to Albany to advise me and the Legislature, and Giflord Pinchot came up there and delivered a professorial lecture. He was one of the first of the brain trusters. And the thing that sold It to the layman's mind—to the mind of the average member of the Assembly or the Senate—was not so much what he said as what he showed, photo graphs of North China, a region once covered with magnificent forests, a region which today Is a desert. We passed our legislation and that was the first step toward practical govern ment supervised forestry, so far as I know, in the Eastern part of the coun try. It started me on the conservation road. From that time on, In company with a great many other graduates of Yale, we have gone ahead by the slow process of education until today the whole country, I believe, is thoroughly familiar with the puroose of the great national plan for the better use of land and water throughout our con tinental limits. I cite this merely as an example of what may grow from the enthu siasm of men. There are hundreds of other things we are doing today that are new, and the Government of this country is seeking to progress in all of the affairs of governing the country in the same way that the great universities'of this country have succeeded because they would never stand still. Harvard and Yale hava pointed the way in education for a great many generations and today Harvard and Yale stand out in the world of education as being willing to experiment—thank God. Just so long as that spirit remains in our education, and, as President Conant suggested, we have still quite a way to go to catch up with the seventeenth century, and Just so long as that spirit Is abroad in education, we need not worry about the future of the Nation. 1 want to say uxie wuiu nuuui liic national point of view. Every since 1 graduated from college I have been more and more Interested In the pro posal, today In part a fact, that these great Eastern universities should make themselves national in so far as it lies within their power, and the body of graduates of Yale and the body of graduates of Harvard every year are increasing the useful influ ence of the two universities in all of the sections of this country. Opposes Sectionalism. The danger for all of us graduates, especially. I believe of the larger Eastern Universities, lies in a narrow ness of point of view—the living within the confines of one's own com munity, of living within one's own profession and of typifying too greatly the man who is described by the West as the man who never went west of the Hudson River. To get to know our country is going to help us, not only Individually but our own I Government. We hear much In the more erudite preis of the But about membtrs of the legislative branch of the National Government who are usually set down as "local politicians." And yet in that body we must remember the sim ple fact that they do represent every State and every congressional district throughout the length and breadth of the land and that the cross-section of American public opinion Is better displayed in the halls of Congress than it is in any aggregation of edu cated citizens having purely the local point of view. After all, we are— whether we like it or not—living In a democracy. I like it. We are going to continue to live in a democracy. The fact that the Influence of Harvard and Yale Is becoming more cosmopolitan and more Nation-wide as each year goes by is one of the finest things to which we can point and the effort that we lend to that end one of the finest things we can do for our alma mater. So my friends, because Harvard and Yale have gone through these centuries hand in hand, I am very happy to belong to both of them. WOMEN GIVE BOAT SEATS TO OLD MEN • WHEN SHIP CRASHES (Continued From First Page.) of Warnemunde, proved himself a hero. He dived from the third deck when a lifeboat crowded with 20 women capsized as It was being low ered into the water. Bruns himself saved four women who were sinking In the icy waters. Other boats picked up women Bruns could not reach. The steward was almost still with cold after his heroic fight In the Icy seas." Pilot Take* Blame. The Norwegian Pilot Tacogsen to day assumed full responsibility for the wreck of the Dresden. "I take sole responsibility for the disaster," he said. "No other explan ation is possible. The disaster was caused by a greater drift than I es timated. There was a mist all day, but it got lighter toward evening and was not the real cause." The steamer was knifed by a rock last night In the shallow Hardanger Fjord. The Dresden, 14,000-ton ship of the North German Lloyd Line, sank at 7 a.m. today with only part of her bow showing above water. Capt. Moller, all the ship's officers, and a Norwegian pilot remained aboard the stricken ship until 3 a.m., when the ship had a 20-degree list and 6 feet of water in the holds. She was anchored to the shore with heavy chains before she went down, so there is hope that she can be salvaged. In the wild panic that followed the crash 20 women were lowered to the water in a lifeboat; It drifted too close to the whirling propellors and capsized. Three women were lost and a fourth, snatched from the churning waters, died soon afterward. Then a life boat, also carrying 20 women, was being lowered when the gear broke and the occupants were flung Into the sea. The young steward, diving from the third deck, swam to the rescue of the women, encouraging them and supporting the weakest until a boat came to his aid. The bitter hardships suffered through the night by the survivors, however, did not end with the com ing of the day. They made the best of the limited facilities in Stavanger and the village of Kopervik. Most of them were sheltered In ho tels and military barracks, as hos pital facilities were quickly exhausted by their experience, were forced to walk 16 miles to Kopervik, where they slept In a chapel. The German consul at Stavanger confirmed the number of dead at four, and said an untold number had been injured In the stampede aboard ship as the passengers were aroused from the dinner table by the crash. The bodies of two of the drowned women were recovered and brought here, while the third vm still sought. Many of the passengers were World War veterans from the Saar region, at sea for the first time. No children were aboard. HEART BALM IS CUT TO $18,000 BY COURT Mrs. Nancye Lorleberg, who was awarded $30,000 by a District Supreme Court jury several weeks ago In her alienation of affections suit against Mrs. Marie D. Richards, today agreed to accept $18,000 damages. Trial Justice P. D. Letts held the original award was excessive and In dicated he would grant a new trial unless Mrs. Lorleberg accepted the lower amount. Mrs. Lorleberg, through Attorney Jean M. Boardman, contended Mrs. Richards had alienated the affections of her husband, Richard Lorleberg, former cellist with the Washington Symphony Orchestra. Mrs. Richards is the wife of Ralph Richards, Interior Department geologist. It was pointed out that Mrs. Rich ards Is not bound to pay the reduced award and still has right of appeal. BIGGER NAVY RACE FEARED IN PARLEY All Nations Prepared to De mand Large Increases Over 1930 Level. 'Continued Prom First Page.) new ship# to cope eventually with the unexpectedly increased Italian navy. The United States is willing to maintain the ratios established in the Washington and London treaties, but faced with a general Increase of naval armaments by the principal maritime powers. It must act so as not to be placed In a position of inferiority. And this is another point of dissention be tween the British and American naval experts. Although demanding a larger navy, the British admiralty is advocating the reduction of battle ships to 25,000 tons each. This is their only contribution to the cause of naval reduction. The Navy De partment is opposed to this thesis for a very good reason. The American navy, lacking adequate naval bases, needs large ships with a great cruising radius and experience has shown that the 35,000-ton battleship is the only one to answer the defensive needs of the United States. rariey Hem mine. Under these circumstances, It is becoming increasingly questionable whether it is good policy to have an other naval conference. These con ferences have one object—to reduce the present size of navies. Since it is obvious that each maritime power will attend the conference with the sole view of obtaining an increased ratio there is no reason to get together again. Practical diplomats point out the navies of the world have increased since the London Conference, which intended to limit them. It appears certain that they will further increase after a new conference. But. on the other hand, the holding of another meeting seems necessary to diplomats because the London naval agreement makes such a conference mandatory. Consequently, they say the signatory nations must meet again even if they were only to adjourn without having reached a compromise DISCUSSIONS DIFFICULT. PARIS, June 21 (^.—Although Prance has accepted the Invitation of Great Britain to participate in dis cussions preliminary to next year's naval conference, difficulties in the way of such a meeting appeared today. In parliamentary circles It was said Prance is urging that Soviet Russia be asked to take part In the prelimi nary meetings. It also was reported that Italy is insisting that Germany be asked to the sessions. BRITAIN ASKS INCREASE. Reveals Naval Demands to American Experts. LONDON, June 21 OP) .—British experts told Americans today that Great Britain needs a bigger navy, with more surface craft of all type, but especially those in the lighter, swifter category. This suggestion was given at a ses sion of Anglo-American technical experts in which Great Britain out lined her desire In a statement of her maximum position in naval arma ments. An Increase In her navy, said Britain's representative, was needed to commensurate her growing re sponsibilities as a world power. The British suggestions were so detailed that the Americans merely received them for transmission to Washington. It was understood Britain covered the entire range of Its plans, includ ing number and size of vessels and the power of guns. At the same time Great Britain In dicated a desire for a general limita tion at navies on a co-operative basis by all powers. The Americans. It was understood, merely listened. American views were not presented today, although the United States is expected to oiler sug gestions later. Leigh Atherton headed the delega tion of American experts. DIVORCE TRIAL RESUMED LONDON, June 210P).—Tilly Losch James, beautiful Viennese dancer, to day resumed her testimony In the di vorce action brought by her husband, Edward James, brother ot Mrs. Mar shal Field. She had recovered fully from the nervousness which yesterday necessi tated adjourning the hearing 45 min utes earlier than usual. Today she kept firm control of her emotions. Another aristocratic crowd of spec tators was present, and on completion of the dancer's testimony it heard the questioning of Prince Serge Obolensky, named as corespondent. Hearing of the case will be con tinued tomorrow. KICK-BACK PROBE OPENED BY WALSH Gotwals, First Witness, Urges Employment of Local Mechanics. A plea, for employment of Wash 1 nylon mechanics on construction projects here was made to a Senate subcommittee today by Engineer Commissioner Gotwals, who testified that one of the results of enforcing prevailing wage rates Is a tendency among contractors to bring here work men who are "pushers," or quant)•.« producers. MaJ. Gotwals said while the pre vailing wage rates here are high, the hourly rates mean little If the men work at a fast tempo. The Engineer Commissioner was the first witness called by Senator Walsh. Democrat, of Massachusetts, in opening the hearings In the Sen ate investigation into labor conditions on Government building projects both here and throughout the country. "Key" Men Numerous. "The contractor! say they only bring In the key men from other cities, but they have a tearful number of keys," MaJ. Gotwals testified. The morning session was taken up almost entirely with a detailed des cription by District officials of the provisions they have written into local contracts regarding compliance with the Bacon-Davis law, which requires payment of prevailing wage scales In each community on Government jobs In that community. Walsh brought out by questions put to Commissioner Gotwals that 52 construction contracts have been let by the District government since the Bacon-Davis law passed, and that complaints of various kinds relating to wage questions were received in regard to 17 of these contracts. MaJ. Gotwals also said 31 of these con tracts went to out-of-town bidden and 21 to local contractors. Up to noon Maj. Gotwals had re cited the history of two of the com plaints, indicating complete data on all of them would be put in the record later. Meanwhile negotiations are being resumed to settle the plasterers' strike, but a conference scheduled for today was postponed until tomorrow morn ing. Several conferences have been held in the past between representa tives of the unions and the Employing Plasterers' Association without results. The plasterers are asking for a six hour day and an increase from $1.50 to $1.75 an hour. Several Public Works Administra tion jobs were still held,up today, as contractors offered only the $1.10 P. W. A. rate, and carpenters refused to work for less than the new scale of $1.25. P. W. A. contractors renewed their apepals today to the Board of Labor Review to take up the petitions prev iously presented by some of these con tractors, but up to early afternoon the board had scheduled no further hear ings. A preliminary hearing was held about 10 days ago, during the car penters' strike, but only the contrac tors showed up, while carpenters were absent. Previous Work If Cited. The contractors are asking that the board establish the rate of $1.10 for carpenters to work on P. W. A. jobs, and contend that thU a bona fide agreement. They point out that the contractors paid SI.10 when the regular carpenters' scale here was only $1 an hour, but now that the prevailing wage rate for carpenters is $1.25 an hour the carpenters refuse to work for $1.10. Four of the P. W. A. contractors are affiliated In this move to get action from the board. They are John McShain, Inc.: Walter Kidde Constructors, Inc.; Consolidated En gineering Co., and Ralph Heraog. The Charles H. Tompkins Co., which has three P. W. A. jobs, belongs to the Master Builders' Asso ciation, and continued the silence today with which it met inquiries yesterday into the situation. N. R. A. HITS BACK AT CLEANING TRADE IN PRICE DISPUTE (•Continued From First Page.) Mid representatives of the trade dur ing the period In question." Rosenblatt pointed to the possibility of setting up fair practice agreements in local areas. He said that under a recent announcement by N. R. A. such agreements could be set up, on the ap proval of N. R. A., in areas where 85 per cent of the establishments agreed. A dozen applications for approval of such regional agreements are now I pending, he said. The incident brought to the fore again the controversial problem of codes for service trades. The letter from the Cleaners and Dyers' Authority said fully 97 per cent of the 11,000 plant owners and the 175.000 to 200,000 retail outlets in the trade "are anxious, ready, willing and able to comply with the said trade practice provisions, with reasonable co-operation on the part of the Gov ernment in enforcing compliance on the other 3 per cent." Position Is Made Clear. The communication to the President left no doubt as to the displeasure of the Cleaning and Dyeing Code Au thority over N. R. A.'s abandonment of price provisions and other fair trade practice clauses. They said Johnson had Informed them as late as May 12 there would be no material changes in their code, and "particularly there would be no elim ination of the trade-practice provi sions." N. R. A. now has received resigna tions from three service code authori ties and officials look for five more to result from the executive order suspending fair practice sections of service industry codes. In addition to the cleaners and dyers' authority, those for the laundry and the motor vehicle storage and parking trade codes have resigned. The other service industries whose resignations are expected Include the barber shop trade, the bowling and billiard trade, the shoe rebuilding trade, the advertising distributing trade and the advertising display in stallation trade. N. R. A. officials said the executive order, by eliminating the trade prac tice sections of service codes. Including price-fixing provisions, in effect abol ished code authorities and that resig nations now being received were re garded as routine. t Coffee Is Burned. RIO DE JANEIRO. June 21 UP).— The national Coffee Department has announced that 63,776,349 pounds of coffee had been destroyed by burning during the first two weeks of June, bringing the total eliminated since the burning began in 1933 to l,76«, 756,565 pounds. ... .