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Wool, Silk and
Rayon Unions
Stand By.
Management, Not
Government, Is
Held Target.
By the Associated Press.
A general strike in the cotton tex
tile industry was called today, to be
come effective at 11:30 p.m., Satur
day night.
Workers In the wool, silk, rayon
and synthetic yarn industries were
ordered to stand by for further orders.
The first working day after the effec
tive date will be September 4.
The strike order follows:
“To all locals:
“Strike of all cotton textile workers
Will begin at 11:30 o’clock, your time,
Saturday night. Put all previous in
structions into effect. Wool, silk and
rayon and synthetic yarn member
ship stand by for further orders. Vic
tory through solidarity.
“Francis J. Gorman, chairman Spe
fcial Strike Comittee. United Textile
Workers of America.”
Order Sent by Telegraph.
The order for the strike, the largest
numerically to confront the Roosevelt
administration, was ticked out over a
telegraph key set up in the headquar
ters of the strike committee. It went to
the local union headquarters over the
country, which in turn will transmit
it to their memberships.
A large group of United Textile
Workers’ officials and officers of a
number of other labor unions assem
bled for the occasion.
In a short address to the labor gath
ering, Gorman said "We have ex
hausted every resource in the direc
tion of peaceful settlement."
“We have been met,” Gorman said,
“I am sorry to say, by an arrogance on
the part of the employers that is amaz
ing In this day and year.
“There are, we know, many em
ployers who disagree with the policy
ox xxie oulluxi xexuie xxisutu</e munos,i ;
As much as we do, but they are power
less for the preseat.
"This telegram will call a half-mil
lion workers to the strike lines. Not
All of those are now employed. The
stretchout, which adds to the machine
load per worker until he can bear no
more, has robbed thousands of their
chance to work. But every man and
woman will rally to the strike lines
And the great cotton textile industry
will not move a wheel or a thread
After the hour set to stop the mills.
Strike Against Management.
"I emphasize to you that we are
striking against the management of
the industry. The Cotton Textile In
stitute can find nothing better to say
in answer to our demands than to
accuse us of striking against the Gov
ernment. Surely the Government
does aot own the mills. They are pri
vately owned, mostly by big corpora
“I know the American people will
tiot allow these mill owners to hide
their exploitation behind a cloak of
governmental protection.
"If the mills supported the Govern
ment’s policy there would be no need
for a strike. They have defeated the
Government’s purpose in the textile
“We are striking against manage
ment and our purpose is to correct the
unbearable practices of manage
From Charles S. Zimmermand,
manager of the International Ladies'
Garment Workers' Union, came a
pledge of full “moral and financial
support” from 30,000 workers in the
Dressmakers’ Union local of New York
City and congratulations were received
from the Oil Workers’ International
Co-Operation Pledged.
"We were able to do but little busi
ness in our executive meeting." said
President Thomas F. McMahon of
the United Textile Workers, "because
we were being snowed under by a
flood of telegrams from local unions
reporting to us that they are standing
at attention awaiting the strike call,
eager to have the struggle begin now
that the die is cast. We are confident
In our own strength and in the justice
of our cause.
“When this strike is won the cot
ton mills will be better places in which
to work and the families of cotton
mill workers will have a little of that
■broader life’ which has come to be
the hope and the ambition of the
wage-earners of our Nation.”
A final drive to stir enthusiasm of
the workers will be made on Labor
day in mass meetings in city squares
and other public places in every com
munity In the strike area.
Conference Rejected.
The strike became inevitable when
manufacturers flatly rejected a pro
(.Continued on Page 3. Column 2.)
Minnesota U. Conducting Experi
ment in Effort to Find New Out
let for Ore Deposits.
By the Associated Press.
MINNEAPOLIS. August 30.—A new
experiment in street surfacing—a 30
foot stretch of cast-iron pavement on
a campus avenue—will be undertaken
by the University of Minnesota next
Described by E. W. Davis, superin
tendent of the university mines ex
periment station, sponsor of the test,
as virtually skidproof. strong enough
to outlast granite, brick or wood, and
bo easy to lay unskilled workmen
can do the Job. the pavement is to
be laid in «n effort to open a new
outlet for vast ore deposits in North
ern Minnesota.
. — - ■ -
Sloan Holds Textile Walkout
Aim Is “Lawmaking by Strike”
Head of Cotton Code Authority Sees
Attack Against All Codified
Industry in Crisis.
Copyright. 1034. by the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, August 30.—The Cot
ton Textile Code Authority put the
question of “lawmaking by strike” up
to the American public and the 682
industries under N. R. A. codes today.
Speaking as a governmental offi
cial—as chairman of the Cotton Tex
tile Code Authority—George A. Sloan
told the Associated Press today the
American people are now faced with
a demand "that consideration be given
to amending a law under a threat of
Sloan, who is also president of the
Cotton Textile Institute, refused yes
terday to confer with union leaders of
the United Textile Workers of America
in an effort to prevent the calling out
of 600,000 cotton textile workers in a
general strike by npon today.
“The bitterest injury will be in
flicted on the public,” he said today.
"At the best it is industrial warfare,
and it almost inevitably runs into in
timidation and physical warfare.”
Sloan stated that the strike was
pointed not only against the cotton
industry, but against all codified in
Text of Sloan Statement.
Sloan's statement follows:
“Inevitably, through arousing pas
sions, through the loosing of the
forces of disorder, through the
crippling of whole communities in
an industry-wide strike of the kind
threatened in our present situation,
the bitterest injury will be inflicted
on the public.
"The American public is now face
to face with the proposition of law
making by strike, not only lawmak
ing for the cotton textile industry,
but for all industry.
“At the best it is industrial war
fare and it almost inevitably runs
into intimidation and physical war
fare. One of the labor organizers in
this movement (Francis J. Gorman,
first vice president of the United
Textile Workers of America), is pub
licly quoted as saying: T don't want
any violence in this strike, but if it
(Continued on Page 37column 1.)
Treasury Seeks to Learn
Whether Small Industries
Are Being Supplied.
By the Associated Press.
Secretary Morgenthau announced
today the Treasury Is undertaking an
Investigation in the Chicago Federal
Reserve district to determine whether
credit is being properly supplied to
small Industries.
The Secretary said at his press con
ference that the Chicago district was
chosen because of its representative
character, and that the investigation
would seek to determine finally if the
complaints against banks for not lend
ing were justified.
The investigation is being under
taken with the co-operation of the
Federal Reserve Board, the Recon
struction Corp. and the Federal De
posit Insurance Corp., as well as all
private credit agencies and industrial
and' business groups which may b^
able to offer information.
Research Explained.
Dr. Jacob Viner. Treasury aide, ex
plained the research at Morgenthau’s
Viner said Force University grad
uate students and instructors would
constitute a field force to investigate
4.000 loan situations. All the loans
will have been ones rejected by the
banks. ' The researchers will study
2.000 loans from the banks and 2,000
loans from individuals who had been
unable to get funds.
Viner will be in charge of the study
In Washington and Dr. C. O. Hardy of
Brookings Institute In Washington
will lead the field staff in the Chicago
district. This district includes Illi
nois, Wisconsin. Michigan, Indiana
and a large part of Iowa.
Fact-Finding Inquiry.
Viner described the inquiry as pure
ly fact finding, and Morgenthau said
that from its results he hoped to be
able to determine whether the Gov
ernment has facilities to make these
loans, and to act accordingly on the
findings of fact.
Answers to several questions will be
sought, including:
Are there really a large number of
deserving would-be borrowers not get
ting credit?
If they are not, what is the ex
Has their credit status been im
paired by the depression?
Are banks still competing for
Are Federal agencies supplying
(.Continued on Page 2, Column 8l
Siam's Monarch to Sail for U. S.
Next Month.
PARIS. August 30 (JP).—The King
and Queen of Siam, who planned to
start for the United States September
8, today postponed their departure
until the end of September. King
Prajadhipok, who will undergo an
eye operation in America, has been
touring Europe with his queen.
Cold Snap Lowers
Temperature to 53?*
Continues Tonight
Lowest August Figure
Since 1908 Follows
Blast of Chilly Air.
An outbreak of chilly air from the
polar regions sent the mercury dip
ping to one of the lowest August
marks on record here last night, and
more unseasonably cold weather is ex
pected tonight.
The temperature early today stood
officially at 53, the lowest August
minimum since it got down to 52 on
August 30. 1008. In Rock Creek Park
the police reported the mercury drop
ped to 48 during the night. •
Three all-time August records fell
In the East last night, and Autumn
like weather prevailed from the Great
Lakes to the Atlantic seaboard.
Freezing temperatures were reported
at Owls Head, N. Y., and there were
snow flurries in parts of the Adiron
dacks, the Associated Press reported.
A thin carpet of snow fell at Crystal
Lake, in Maine.
Freezing Elsewhere.
Elsewhere in New England killing
frosts and freezing temperatures were
reported. A 45-degree low was reg
istered in Boston's suburbs, and the
mercury fell to 52 in New York City.
The lowest August temperatures on
record were reporetd from the Weather
Bureaus at Scranton, Pa., with a low
of 40; at Detroit, with a 44, and at
Ithaca, N. Y., with a 38.
Continued Chilly,
Continued fair and chilly weather
is the outlook, with the mercury ex
pected to approximate this morning’s
minimum. Somewhat warmer tem
peratures are expected tomorrow'.
The maximum yesterday was only
73 degrees, despite a bright sun.
The Weather Bureau said nuge
drifts of cold air from Northern Can
ada and the Polar regions are com
mon in the Winter, but "quite un
usual” at this season.
Rains Bring Relief to Half of
Long Stricken Area.
By the Associated Press.
The Weather Bureau declared to
day “the backbone of the drought
had been broken in about half of
the drought-stricken States’’ of the
Great Plains area.
Heavy rainfall which occurred
during the past week in the South
west has been trending northward
into the Central and Northern1
Midwestern States during the past
few days, ending hot dry conditions
which have prevailed over most of
the area between the Mississippi
River and the Rocky Mountains re
Askew Hearing Delayed.
GOLDSBORO, N. C„ August 30 OP).
—A preliminary hearing for the Rev.
R. H. Askew, 28-year-old evangelist
who admitted recently that he "kid
naped himself,” has been postponed
from tomorrow until September 7,
United States Commissioner Fred E.
Pearson announced today.
By tne Associated Press.
BERLIN, August 30.—Execution by
the ax will remain the heaviest pun
ishment under the new Nazi penal
code now in the making. Dr. Franz
Guertner, minister of justice, said to
Suicide as a possible alternative to
execution is out.
“This suggestion," Guertner said,
"was considered by the Committee
on Penal Law Reform, but in view of
strong doubts as to its practicability it
was not incorporated in the draft.”
He emphasized, in presenting an of
ficial report on the committee’s work,
that criminals wiU find no loopholes
in the new code.
"In the future the bad intentions of
a criminal will be punishable with as
heavy a penalty as the accomplished
L deed,” said Guertner. a
The report explained that a crim
inal will not obtain a milder sentence
than otherwise if by some means he
is prevented from carrying out his
intention completely.
The reintroduction of flogging as a
punishment was rejected by the com
mittee, but jail and penitentiary sen
tences will be stiffened by reduced
food rations and hard beds in aggra
vated cases.
The introduction of proscription as
a secondary punishment was decided
upon for deeds "whereby the convict
has placed himself outside the com
munity of people.”
The consequences of this form of
punishment entail loss of German citi
zenship and all the rights of a citizen,
and the imposition of especially nard
and disagreeable laber.

Large Printing Company Ac
cused of Violating Mini
mum Wage Provisions.
The first suit to restrain a local
concern from allegedly violating
provisions of an N. R. A. code was
filed in District Supreme Court to
day when an injunction was asked
against the W. F. Roberts Co., Inc.,
829 Seventeenth street, one of the
city’s largest printing houses. The
company has never subscribed to the
The outcome of the suit is con
sidered of extraordinary consequence,
since it will set a precedent for the
District courts as to the power of
the Government to impress code
provisions on a non-signer.
Justice Joseph W. Cox immedi
ately .signed a rule to show cause, on
which there must be a hearing on
or before September 14.
The suit was filed in the name of
the Federal Government under di
rection of the Attorney General and
by United States Attorney Leslie C.
Garnett, who was censured severely
last week by the Columbia Typo
graphical Union, No. 101, for delay
in instituting the action. Assistant
United States Attorney John J.
Wilson prepared the suit.
Wage Violation Charged.
The Roberts Co. is charged with
violating minimum wage and maxi
mum hour code provisions and with
failure to post in a prominent place
in its work rooms the hours, wages
and employment provisions of the
code. Affidavits of eight employes or
former employes are attached in proof
of the allegations.
Jurisdiction of the court is invoked
under the national industrial recovery
act which is held to support the
theory that code provisions not only
are binding on signers, but constitute
the law and hence must be obeyed
by all industry members.
The court is told that a national
emergency existed when the N. I.
R. A. was enacted and that it still
exists. At that time, it is stated,
the graphic arts industry was dn a
chaotic condition with widespread
unemployment, excessively low wages
and excessively long hours, numerous
bankruptcies and failures and with a
large proportion of industry members
doing business at a loss.
Code Brought Progress.
It was primarily due to minimum
wage and miximum hour provisions
of the code, the suit states, that the
industry here and elsewhere is making
rapid progress toward emergence from
these chaotic conditions. This progress,
however, will be arrested if the graphic
arts code is not immediately enforced,
the court is told.
Affidavits outlining the probable out
come of non-enforcement, made by
Gerald A. Walsh, executive secretary
of the Graphic Arts Association of
Washington, and by Payson Irwin,
deputy division administrator, N. R.
A., were filed with the suit.
The charge is made that the Roberts
company’s non-compliance is causing
and will continue to cause:
“1. Frustration of the purposes and
policy of the national industrial re
covery act.
“2. An increase in unemployment
and impairment of the standard of
living among those employed in the
graphic arts trades.
“3. Unfair and illegal competitive
practices, produced through wage and
labor hour violations.
“4. A breakdown in morale and
compliance among members of the
(Continued on Page 7, Column 1.)
Favorable Wind Aids in Checking
Blaze Threatening
By the Assoeisted Press.
CAMPANA, Argentina. August 30.—
A favorable wind helped fire fighters
to bring completely under control to
day a disastrous oil blaze which had
threatened to wipe out Campana.
Only three tanks were burning early
this morning while others had been
completely isolated or emptied. Ex
plosions of the tanks, filled with
gasoline and oil, Tuesday, badly dam
aged Campana and spread the fire.
A laborer said 40 men were working
a shift with him at the time of the
first blast at the National Oil Co.'s
plant. Only half of them have been
accounted for. The official announce
ment says two were killed.
Sinclair’s Victory
Is Warning to Rich,
As Huey Calculates
By the Associated Press.
BATON ROUGE, La., August
30.—Senator Huey P. Long issued
a statement here today saying
that the gubernatorial victory of
Upton Sinclair in California
“shows the mind of the country.”
"He advocates limiting fortunes
to far less than I ever men
tioned,” Long said. “He may be
nearer right on the limit than I
have been. The powers that be
can take warning or send them
selves to hell. Fortunes must be
limited to save country.”
Senator Long for many years
has advocated a “share-the
wealth” program.
Combine Is to Be First Scru
tinized by Senators—100
Are Subpoenaed.
By the Associated Press.
American links in an international
munitions chain were disclosed today
to be ready for open scrutiny when a
senatorial inquiry into the trade opens
Tuesday. The wide scope of the in
quiry, on which investigators have
been working in secret for weeks, be
came plain when it was disclosed
that: ,
1. A so-called “international sub
marine trust,” with an alleged Amer
ican tie-up, will be the first object
of scrutiny by the Special Senate
2. Sales methods of munitions
makers will be investigated. The
committee workers will seek to deter
mine whether arms salesmen have
succeeded in breaking through em
bargoes on munitions.
Plane Profits to Be Aired.
3- Another subject will be the ac
tivities of concerns which build fight
ing airplanes. It was said today that
some aircraft builders had earned
dividends of 1,000 per cent at times
on military craft.
4. Manufacture and sale of poison
gas will be looked into, probably in
the third week of open hearings.
5. An alleged link between the al
most legendary European munitions
man, Sir Basil Zaharoff, and Amer
ican millionaires will be investigated.
The committee will be shown letters
in an attempt to substantiate this
100 Are Subpoenaed.
6 One hundred subpoenas have
te*n served on witnesses, many of
them prominent men.
Stephen Raushenbush, head investi
gator, has combed secret files of Gov
ernment departments seeking data.
Many investigators have poured over
the records of large war supply com
Strong Figures.
Many merchants know from
their own investigations that
between 80 per cent and 90
per cent of their customers
are regular readers of The
Star, daily and Sunday.
The real news of the day
and the advertisements of
the stores are vital to most
every one who has a home.
Yesterday’s Advertising.
Local Display.
• Llnea
The Evening Star. 32,100
2d newspaper. „ „. 14,288
3d newspaper...,. 9,827
4th newspaper . . 8,467
5th newspaper. . . . 4,333
Total ( Newspaper! ) 36,915
The Star’s circulation con
tinues to grow with the
growth of the city. It has no
noon edition or predate edi
tion either daily or Sunday
and confines Its circulation
daily to the afternoon and
Sunday to Sunday nwrning.
Dairy Farmers Announce 4
Cent Increase, Effective
October 1.
Organized dairy farmers have serv
ed notice on milk distributors in
Washington that the farm price for
milk will be increased 4 cents a gal
lon effective October 1, it was learned
Leading retail distributors declined
to forecast whether compliance with
the demand would result in higher
retail prices.
Along with the 4-cent boost in the
farm price for fluid milk (that which
goes into bottles for home consump
tion). the Maryland A Virginia. Milk
Producers’ Association plans to ask a
6-csnt per gallon increase In price for
surplus milk used for cream and man
ufacturing purposes.
Council Visits Farms.
Disclosure of the plans of the co
operative followed a visit to a number
of dairy farms by members of the
Consumers' Council of Washington,
headed by Mrs. John Boyle, Jr. ,
Mrs. Boyle and several other council
members inspected the farms at the
invitation of Frank S. Walker, presi
dent of the producers’ association, who
was anxious to convince the consum
ers’ representatives that the farmers’
demands for higher prices was Justi
fied. The invitation was extended
after Mrs. Boyle had attacked the
plan to boost prices as unjustified and
served notice her organization would
fight to the last ditch to prevent any
increase in tne retail prices.
Plight Is Explained.
As a build-up to obtaining the higher
farm prices, Walker personally called
on the dairy companies which buy
milk from the co-operative and ex
plained the plight of the producers,
who, he said, have been hard hit by
the drought and the necessity to buy
feed to supplant parched pastures.
The increase will come at a time
when the Agricultural Adjustment
Administration is in the midst of
negotiations looking to the promul
gation of a marketing license for this
city. Hearings on the tentative li
cense are to be held sometime in
September, and a hot fight is ex
pected to develop between tne inde
pendent distributors and the so
called ‘‘trust” dairy, between the in
dependent dairies and the producers
and between the “trust” dairy and
the producers. ,
District Commissioners Reject Ap
peal by Proprietor of Annap
olis Pharmacy.
Revocation of the liquor license held
by the Annapolis Pharmacy, 800 Elev
enth street, ordered some time ago by
the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board,
was upheld today by the District
Commissioners, in rejecting an appeal
filed by the licensee, Ida Rodis.
Revocation of the permit "will be
effective at midnight September .4.
The A. B. C. Board ordered the per
mit revoked on finding that an em
ploye of the pharmacy had made a
sale after closing hours, in violation
of the liquor regulations.
The A. B. C. Board today revoked
the license held by the Owl Sandwicn
Shop, 1200 block of Seventh street, on
a charge that beer had been sold
there after legal business hours.
The decision of the A. B. C. Board
to revoke the license held by Henry
Kalinski, 300 block of Fourteenth
street southwest, has been appealed to
the District Commissioners. It was
charged that sales were made after
legal closing hours.
Austria “Sold Out” to II
Duce, Former Dollfuss
Aide Says.
Head of Home Guard and Vice
Chancellor Accused of Tak
ing Bankers’ Money.
Copyright. 1B34. by th« Associated Press.
PRAHA. Czechoslovakia, August 30.
—Franz Winkler, former Austrian vice
chancellor, charged today that Prince
Ernst von Starhemberg, present vice
chancellor, “has been on Mussolini’s
pay roll since 1929.”
“Austria today is completely In the
hands of Mussolini,” said Winkler, a
fugitive from his country.
In a startling interview he listed
the Vatican as among the contributors
to Von Starhemberg'* Fascist Heim
wehr (home guard) in its light
against Nazl-ism.
Mussolini, he said, smashed nego
tiations when Germany and Austria
were on the point of an “agreement”
18 months ago.
“Von Starhemberg has received not
less than $1,000,000 since 1929 to do
Italy’s dirty work in Austria,” Winkler
"Split With Pabst.**
"The first ‘Judas money’ given by
Mussolini to Von Starhemberg was
split at the time with the notorious
German major, Pabst (once a Heim
wehr leader, who was expelled from
Austria in 1930).
“Von Starhemberg also received
from Chancellor Schober of Austria
for a period of two years $5,000
monthly from a fund put up by Aus
trian bankers to fight Communist^
Von Starhemberg also drew large sums
from funds contributed to Dollfuss
(the late chancellor), by Viennese
Jews and the Vatican and used it to
maintain Heimwehr troops.
“Step by step Italy has secured ever
increasing control of Austria,” Winkler
said. “Through Von Starhemberg
Dollfuss was brought under the hyp
notic influence of Mussolini.
"For instance, take the case of 50,
000 Hirtenberg rifles sent to Austria
by Italy in 1933, which excited the
whole of Europe. The then Austrian
minister to defense, Karl Vaugoin,
wanted to give these rifles to the Aus
trian Army. Mussolini, however, de
cided to give them to Von Starbem
"Quit In Dkgust.”
"Vaugoin resigned in disgust. I
would not stand for such foreign dic
tation so I resigned also."
(Dlspatches to America at the time
said Winkler was dropped when Doll
fuss reorganized the cabinet along
Fascist lines. Winkler was a member
of the Democratic Agrarian party and
was opposed by Fascists and Nazis
"Mussolini has prevented and al
ways will prevent any reconciliation
between Austria and Germany,” the
former vice chancellor continued.
"Last Fall 8chus0hnigg (present
chancellor) was sent to Munich by
Dollfuss to see Hess (Rudolf Hess,
German minister without portfolio).
The outcome of that conference was
unsuccessful, therefore Dollfuss sought
direct connection with Hitler in
December, 1933, through Austrian Am
bassador Tauschitz.
"Berlin showed an open hand and
a definite agreement between the two
countries was in sight. Hitler ordered
Habicht (Theodore Habicht. leader of
Austrian Nazis in Germany) to come
to Vienna to talk things over with
Dollfuss and Minister Buresch (Dr.
Karl Buresch, minister of finance and
former chancellor) personally.
"Dollfuss agreed to the meeting in
Buresch's villa in Gross Ehzersdo,
near Vienna, in January. But news
of the meeting reached Mussolini,
probably through Von Starhemberg,
and Mussolini at the last minute tele
(Continued on Page 2, Column 1.)
Lawyer Sues for Bet Honey
Withheld by Camera
When is a knockout not a knock
That is the problem which was put
up to the Municipal Court today with
the filing of a suit for $15 said to be
involved in the Baer-Carnera fight.
Isadore H. Halpern, an attorney,
of 805 G street, is suing Joe Pugliese,
a barber in the Investment Building.
He said Pugliese'e employer, A1 Peluso,
bet him $10 to $5 that Baer would
knock out Camera. Pugliese was the
stake holder, Halpern said.
The morning after the fight Halpern
was jubilant and hurried to Pugliese to
collect what he considered his win
nings. He found, however, that Peluso
had been there before him and ha<S
collected, claiming that the technical
knockout Baer scored wasn’t a real
cnockout in the sense of a bet.
% '
By a Staff Correspondent of The Star.
ROCKVILLE, Md„ August 30.—
John Philip Hill of Baltimore, who is
endowed with four given names, has
temporarily sacrificed two of them to
solve a problem which for some time
has perplexed election officials
throughout the State.
Hill, In submitting his certificate of
candidacy for the Republican nomi
nation for United States Senator, spec
ified to Secretary of State David C.
Winebrenner, 3d, that his full name
of John Boynton Philip Clayton Hill
be certified to the Boards of Election
Supervisors In Maryland for the bal
Election officials lj^ Baltimore toyed
with the problem of printing Hill’s
full name on the election ballot for
that City and finally concluded after
much experimentation that it was too
long. Other election boards, includ
ing Montgomery, met with similar
Baltimore took the initiative and
wrote Wlnebrenner asking for advice
in Ifce matter. The Secretary of State
oommunicated with Iflll and waa
authorized to drop the Boynton and
Clayton from the candidate’s name.
Wlnebrenner notified the Board of
Election Supervisors here yesterday of
the change to be made in Hill's name
when the ballots for the primary Sep
tember 12 are printed.
Roosevelt Anxious to Avoid
Indorsement of Nominee
or Rebuff.
Executive to Attend Celebration
in His Honor by Home-Town
Conservative Democrats.
Staff Correspondent of The Star.
HYDE PARK. N. Y., August 30.—
President Roosevelt today is watching
with intense interest the reaction to
the announcement made here that
he would receive Upton Sinclair,
Democratic nominee for Governor of
California, provided Mr. Sinclair does
not discuss politics and his campaign
and that their conversation be con
fined to business.
There is no mistaking the fact
that Mr. Roosevelt, who has been
following a policy of keeping hands
off party contests, was greatly con
cerned about the possibility of mis
interpretation of his attitude to Mr.
Sinclair’s telegram, requesting an in
terview with him. He did not want
to give the impreaslon by receiving
Sinclair, who once wore the Socialist
label, but now is a Democratic
gubernatorial candidate, that he was
indorsing the latter and subscribing
to all he stands for. Neither did he
care to have the former Socialist use
him merely as a "sounding board" and
for “ballyhoo” purposes in his cam
paign under the Democratic banner.
Moreover, Mr. Roosevelt, aside from
any personal feelings or political rea
soning, had no desire to deviate from
his hands-off policy regarding local
political contests.
Would Avoid Rebuff.
On the other hand, the President
did not choose to have any attitude on
his part lnterpretated as a rebuff to
Mr. Sinclair. Nor does ha want to
alienate the great number of Cali
fornians who overwhelmingly nom
inated the author.
It was apparent that Mr. Roosevelt
went over all this very carefully with
Col. Marvin Hunttr McIntyre, who is
In charge of the temporary Hyde Park
executive office. The President, dele
gated his secretary to answer Mr. Sin
clair’s telegram requesting the audi
ence, and to make the facts known to
the newspaper men “covering" the
Summer White House.
As explained by Col. McIntyre, Mr.
Sinclair’s telegram Intimated that he
expected to discuss the California
political situation with the President,
and that he was counting on some
evidence of indorsement from the
Col. McIntyre made It very clear to
the representatives of the press that
in his answer on behalf of the Presi
dent he candidly explained to Mr
Sinclair that the President has made
it a rule not to take part in primaries
and elections for Governors. Senators,
Representatives and other State and
local officers. He pointed out. how
ever. that if Mr. Sinclair had matters
of sufficient importance to warrant a
discussion with the President, he
would be glad to make the appoint
ment, but with the distinct under
standing that politics was to be
omitted from the conference.
Text* Withheld.
The text of Mr. Sinclair’s telegram
or his own reply were not made pub
lic by Secretary McIntyre, but the
latter explained the gist of his answer
and the reasons for it.
It is conndently believed here that
President Roosevelt, aside from a na
tural fear of misinterpretation on the
part of the public, is really anxious
for a talk with Mr. Sinclair. With
out in the least subscribing to even a
part of what the latter stands for in
ideas of government or his pronounced
extreme left-wing policies, Mr. Roose
velt would like to see andfcjneasure
this man who has suddenly emerged
as a political factor in California.
Mr. Roosevelt is understood to be
familiar with some of Mr. Sinclair's
earlier writings, and it is natural to
suppose that, as a devout student of
current affairs, he knows in a gen
eral way at least something what Mr.
Sinclair has been advocating in his
epic program.
Silent on Prospects.
It is natural to suppose, too, that
Mr. Roosevelt is giving thought to the
political aspects brought about by Mr.
Sinclair’s smashing victory over the
conservative Democrats of California.
Just what he thinks about this situa
tion and the prospects for Mr. Sin
clair’s winning in November, the
President has not revealed. There is
some little reason ot believe, though,
that he already has heard from some
of his administration and political
aides, who, after analyzing the Cali
fornia primary results, are inclined to
believe Sinclair is going to be elected.
There is one thing believed to be
back in the mind of the President as
a result of Sinclair’s nomination, and
that is the effect it should have on
the conservative Industrial East. It is
thought possible the President feels
that Sinclair’s victory should at least
convince the ultra conservatives of the
extent of the radical vote in the West,
and at the same time make the con
servatives come to thi conclusion that
Franklin D. Roosevelt and his new
deal are not so radical after all.
To Meet Conservatives.
Mr. Roosevelt is to attend late this
afternoon a celebration in his honor,
given under the auspices of the Roose
velt Home Club of Hyde Park. This
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