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. F. I k IS SUCCESS Moffett Says Loans Run $1,500.000 Weekly, With ψ Steady Increase. James A. Moffett, federal housing administrator, yesterday reported to President Roosevelt that, considering the short time the F. H. A. program has been operating "I think we have made rapid progress." The administrator said loans are running at the rate of $1,500,000 a week, and each day's loans show an Increase of 40 per cent over the cor responding day of the previous week, en an average. "To my mind." he said, "the suc cess of the operation will equal our most optimistic expectations." New Structure Rules Soon. Moffett said rules and regulations for dealing with loans for new con- 1 struct ion would not be ready before Novembrr 1, and added, "no real effect from this operation can b? expected et the earliest before the Spring of 1935 " "This whole operation," he re ported, "is a straight business propo sition and is dependent on the public's individual willingness to purchase and the private financial institutions' will ingness to lend. The operation has shown a steady natural growth since Its inception and will gather momen tum as the educational and com- J munitv rampaigns increase. Moffett said out of 23.300 con tracts sent to all kinds of financial insiliunons. oruy h mur Iiuuc man P.000. or 35 per cent had accepted ronlracts. Slightly over 1.500 insti tu· ins have made an aggregate of 30 "10 l"?n- up to October 4, amount In; to $4 «00,000. Average I.oaη $11.·?. Tile average face amount of the lonn is S443. amount of makers' in come $2.711. and maturity of loans. 2fi months. Washington's intensive campaign to "sell" the idea of modernization to property owners in the Capital will open Monday night with a public meeting at the United States Cham ber of Commerce Auditorium. Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Mr. Moffett and Albert L. Deane, deputy administrator of the F H. A. and president of the General Motors Hold ing Corp . are scheduled to speak, as well as Ward M Cannaday. director of advertising and promotion for the F H. A . and Thomas P. Littlepage. general chairman of the Washington drive. Florida Campaign Reports. The F. H. A. has received a telegram from Winter Haven. Fla.. where a community campaign similar to the one starting in Washington has just been completed. The general chair man wired: "Forty teams completed campaign -tonight. Eleven dollars per capita lor Improvements and repairs. Hope we are first over the top. Wish you suc cess." Another communication received by Moffett declares that every carpenter in Albuquerque, N. Mex., has work lined up for many days to come, all working on home modernization and repair. This is the fifth city to report that it was impossible to get immedi ate work done, as all building trades mechanics were "signed up" in ad vance. Workers Being Released. Now that preliminary and organiza tion work have been completed at the Housing Administration, temporary workers hired to aid in effecting this work are being let out, officials ex plained today, commenting on pub lished reports that 150 had lost their jobs because there was "not enough work." The temporary workers came to the administration as such, it was pointed out, and, now that the organization Is running smoothly, they are no longer necessary. They are not being dropped •11 at once, but are being "weeded out." a process which will take a week or more. They probably will number between 100 and 150. GOLF TOURNAMENT CONTINUES IN RAIN AT KENWOOD LINKS (Continued From First Page.) Manor. 39; John Mears, Congres sional. 43: Rut Coffey, 43. Leading scores of the early starters were : ι will il ι an, 1JI u lia < ν,ϋ, .u, Vs_. 38—36—74 Ellis Riley, Kenwood amateur, 88 Advanced One Month. The tournament this year has been advanced a month from mid-Novem ber to escape the cold weather which has greeted the three previous affairs, and in place of cold weather it gets rain. For a time last night officials of the Kenwood club thought of postponing the event for a day to make the tour nament end on Monday instead of tomorrow. But they abandoned that thought after the Weather Bureau predicted clearing weather for tomor row. when the final 36 holes of the 64-hole tourney will be played. Stars in Tourney. Many of the leading professional stars of the Nation, men who have thrilled galleries from coast to coast with the pin-splitting accuracy of their golf shots, are at Kenwood, striving for a top position to put them Well up in the lengthy chase for the purse of $2,000. put up by the Ken wood Club. Diminutive Paul Runyan rf New York, who won the tourney last year with a score of 211, had not put in an appearance early today. But tournament officials vere hopeful Run yan would come later in the day to join Walter Hagen. Willie MacParlane, John Révolta. Wiffy Cox. Bobby Cruickshank, Walter Kozak. John Gol den and the other profesional troupers gathered here for a shot at the purse. At the close of the preliminary 18 hole round today, the first 60 and ties will be paired for the 36-hole final day tomorrow, with the tournament leaders paired to furnish a shot-for ihot thrill for the galleries. · SOLICITOR'S AIDE NAMED, Paul D. Page, Jr., Gets Post Office Department Job. The appointment of Paul D. Page, Jr.. of Houston. Tex . as special as sistant to the solicitor of the Post Office Department, was announced yesterday by Postmaster General Parley. Page, a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Texas, during the past year has served as special attorney for the Bureau of In ternal Revenue in connection with the prosecution of the Government's in •come tax suit against Andrew W, Mellon. [What's What ; Behind News In Capital Protest of Chinese on Silver Policy Embarrassing BY PAUL MALLON. LIFE'S most embarrassing mo ment for the silver enthusiasts came the other day when China walked in and protested strong ly against our silver policy. Since then the New Deal advisers who are responsible for the adminis tration accepting this policy, have been very, very uncomfortable. They are supposed to be searching for a rearrangement in the policy, which may be announced soon, if one can be found. Otherwise, the administration may get some new silver advisers. A protest from China is not in It self a world-shaking development. What makes It so bad Is that the silver boys always contended their policy would restore the purchasing power of the Orient. Indeed, speeches have been made on the floor of the United States Senate that the whole world depression was due to deprecia tion of Oriental purchasing power, brought on by lower silver prices. Senatorial silver campaigners in sisted that all you needed to do to cure the depression throughout the world was to boast the price of silver, rhey were just 100 per cent wrong. No one here disputes China's con tention that the silver policy is hurt ing her She can buy more with higher silver values, but can sell less. Hrr unfavorable trade balance drains silver from her country. You can get a good squint at how it uorks by looking at the lest trade figures. In August, ire sold her a third more than we did in August 0/ last pear. But ue bought from her only hat) as much as we bought in August, 1933. That leaves her with an unfavor able trade balance of about 2'·.. mil lions with us for the single month of August. She can pay us that excess only by shipping us silver. The General's Tour. Behind the current triumphant American tour of this Chinese gen eral. Tsai Ting-Kai, there seems to be λ somewhat indefinite idea that he may soon become the ruler of China, with or without a revolution. The American Chinese are strong for him. Everywhere he goes, they give him a big hand. He is the most popular Chinese since Sun Yat-Sen. But no one from the Chinese Lega tion or consular offices goes near him. He saved Shanghai two years ego. but he is still a rebel. The rich merchants of Southern China, how ever. like him. They are supposed to be financing his trip. Mitchell Exaggerates, The Japanese laughed when Gen. Billy Mitchell announced we could destroy Japan with its fleet of. say, 40 dirigibles. That made it unanimous. The Howell Committee, before which Mitchell made his statement, even tittered itself. So did the spectators, most of whom were technical aviation experts. Every time the brilliant air en thusiast opens his mouth, a sensation comes out. but no newspaper would hire him as a cub reporter because he has a habit of letting his en thusiasm lead him into exaggerations As for instance, his testimony about the United States being five vears behind Europe in military air de velopment. Every impartial airman will tell you the truth is that Eu rope is about two years behind us. If the European nations were not behind us. they would not now fce buying planes from us. Budget In Background. One thing which is behind all this aviation and battleship hoopla is mat the administration now Is making up Its budget for next year. The airmen in the Army and Navy naturally want to get all they can for planes. The sea admirals want the lion's share for battleships, the plane manufacturers, ship builders and dirigible constructors are pushing on the inside for bigger portions of the expenditures. For that reason, you can expect an excess of propaganda from each fac tion until Congress finally divides the swag. •'Flying Democrat." The only political man of the flying trapeze is the Democratic senatorial candidate in Michigan. Prank Picard. He is from a circus family, widely billed as "The Flying Picards." and. in his younger days, took a turn on the high bars himself. On a recent Washington visit, Picard, was con/erring with R F. C. officials when a hurdy-gurdy in the street below started playing the flying trapeze song. The meeting was delayed while every one joined in the chorus. It is agreed that the trapeze offers excellent early training for aspiring public officials. Only one other ex perience could be better—tight rope walking. World Series Is Relief. The publicity men for the New Deal took it easy for the first few days of the world series. They know that there are only eight columns on the front pages of newspapers, and the world series was too much competi tion for them. When a certain n^ws service here ■sked Gen.' Johnson's secretary. Miss Robinson, to write a signed article for it. she replied: "Be gald to—for $1,000." The article was not written, (Copyright 1934.» m STUDENTS TO REGISTER Registration for the Sunday School of the Ohev Sholom Congregation will begin tomorrow at 10 a.m. in (he syna gogue at Fifth and I streets. The Daily Hebrew School reopened its Winter sessions Wednesday with classes for beginners as well as for the advanced students. Enrollment Is still open. FRANCISCO LARGO CABALLERO. MARGL'ERITA NELKEN. PRESIDENT ZAMOBA. PREMIES ALEJANDRO LERROUX. Cabaiiero. president of the Socialist party and a plasterer, who is celled the Spanish Lenin, Is directing the general revolutionary strike. The Nelken woman, a Socialist deputy and Spain's first woman revolutionary leader since the republic was established, appeared dramatically In Badajoz yesterday and personally toolc charge of the revolutionary iorces there. President Zamora and Premier Lerroux, against whose govern ment Communist and Socialist faction* are making a stand, are doing all In their power to put down the revolt. —A. P. and Wide World Photo·. Los Angeles Times Says "Flagrant Cases" Found in San Pedro Harbor. By the Associated Press. LOS ANGELES. October β.—The i Times says "flagrant cases" of Com- ! munistic activity intended to lead to , "rebellion" have been discovered on United States warships in San Pedro Harbor. The alleged rebellion plot, the news paper savs, was carried on by sending attractive youYig Communist girls aboard ships on visiting days to make dates with the sailors and spread sedition. "Communists are drilling in uni form every Sunday in Tujunga Canyon on leased land," the Times story says. "The uniform is blue with a blue overseas cap and a scarlet sickle and hammer over the left breast. As they are not armed, they are not break ing the law. "There is in Los Angeles a college for training Communist agitators, i The courses include street riots, propa ganda woftc in colleges, propaganda in the Army, Navy and National j Guard and propaganda in Govern ment relief camps." T. V. A. SUBPOENA FOUND IMPOSSIBLE " ~ Knox County Sheriff Unable to Serve Lilienthal and Engineer. By the Associated Press. NASHVILLE. Tenn., October 6.— The State Railroad and Public Util ities Commission was informed today SherifT J. Wesley Brewer of Knox County had found it impossible to serve subpoenas on David E. Lilien thal and Llewellyn Evans, Tennessee ι Valley Authority director and en gineer, respectively, for appearance at a hearing today. The hearing involves an attack on the proposed sale to the T. V. A. by the Tennessee Public Service Co. of electric properties in and near Knox ville for $6 191,000. Sheriff Brewer in a letter to the commission sa ία inquiry naa Deen made at the T. V. A. offices in Knox- | ville and that "we have made every effort to serve these papers." But he added that "the reports they 1 (the officers) give us are that these men are out of town, and would give no other Information as to their whereabouts or when they would re- ! turn." The sheriff's return on the sub- : poenas said that "diligent search" had been made for Lllienthal and Evans, but that they were "not to be found" in Knox County. RECORDS OF INSULL DEALS INTRODUCED Trial ofvFormer Utility Magnate and Associates for Fraud Ad journs Over Week End. Bt the Associated Press. CHICAGO, October 6.—Stacks of documents by which the Government hopes to convict Samuel Insull and his associates for mail fraud were piled high in the Federal Court to day. while the trial itself stood ad journed over the week end. The material offered as evidence by the prosecution consisted of ledgers and brokers' accounts, supposed to contain the laboratory records of the manner in which the stock of the Corporation Securities Co. was al legedly synthetically produced. The records demonstrated the elab orate method the Government is using ! in its attempt to convict Insull and j his 16 codefendants on a charge of having used the mails to defraud stock investors of some $100.000.000. Federal Judge James H, Wilkerson has barred detailed cross-examination by the defense. PUBLICATION OF BOOK DEFENDED BY AUSTRIA By the Assoclat-d Press. VIENNA, October 6.—The Austrian government held to the view yesterday that publication of the brown book on the Austrian Nazi revolt, protested by Franz von Papen German Minister, was not an unfriendly act. Officials contended the book is not an attack on Germany, since "the book contains nothing except facts." The government emphasized the preface to the book specifically states it was published in the belief nothing could further a reconciliation between Austria and Germany more than clarity ana frankness. STATEMENT STANDS, PINCHOT DECLARES IN REPLY TO FARLEY (■Continued Prom First Pag? ) I am sure he will not be—do every thing In his power to hamper the President's program and to make a misdeal out of the New Deal. Party Has Been Purged. "Gov. Pinchot assured hi· hearers that the Republican party in Pennsyl vania had been purged of the in fluence of the reactionary hierarchy of republicanism in the Keystone Slate. I just wonder if he thinks that Senator Reed, who has always been the spokesman and attorney for An drew W. Mellon and Lobbyist Joe Grundy, has been similarly purged. "I likewise wonder how it is that Joseph F GufTey, who was a high class. upstanding citizen when he and Pinchot were in co-operation, suddenly became a deep-dved villain when he became a candidate for the Senate against David Reed. The later, in cidentally. I understand, was the at torney for Mr. Guffey in the litigation to which Gcv. Pinchot referred in his speech. I personally have no informa tion as to the story also mentioned by the Governor as to his one-time de sire for Demoeratic indorsement of his then suggested candidacy for the Senate. "All I know about it is the story printed in yesterday's paper, in which George H. Earle. the Democratic can didate for Governor of Pennsylvania, narrated with considerable detail that the Oovernor had asked him to desert GufTey and support Gifford Pinchot as the Democratic candidate for the Sen ate. As to the mention of me per sonally, it is part of ray job as nation*! chairman to incur the displeasure ol Republicans, so naturally the circum stance that Gov. Pinchot holds me in disesteem will not cost me many hours of sleep." Guffey Answer» Attack. While Mr. Farley was attacking Pinchot in Washington. Guffey is sued a statement in Pennsylvania re plying to the Governor's attack. In his Wilkes-Barre speech Pinchot had referred to the fact that Guffey had been indicted on the charge of em bezzling funds while serving as direc tor of sales under the alien property custodian and that eight years passed before the indictment was Anally quashed. Pinchot said that during that time Guffey made no effort to clear his name by bringing the case to trial. Guffey took sharp Issue with the Governor. He said his attorney, «joscpil XT. ι uiiiuiij, »»ιιυ ecucu an President Wilson'* secretary, had "fre quently demanded of the New York district attorney'» office that the case be brought to trial." Guffey said the case was purely political and that the then Republican administration did not dare to bring it to trial. Guffey continued: "Immediately after the Harding ad ministnetion was inaugurated, a cam paign was Instituted to discredit the war administration of Woodrow Wil son. At least 80 investigating commit tees were appointed and a special ap propriation of $2,700.000 was given the Department of Justice. "Harry Daugherty, then Attorney General, and the unspeakable Gas ton Means, head of the Investigating Bureau, and now in the penitentiary after having been convicted of extor tion in the Lindbergh case, spent a large part of this ippropriation trying to besmirch the administration of A. Mitchell Palmer and Francis Garvan, alien property custodian. "All the evidence they had was first presented to a grand jury in Wash ington, which refused to indict. The same evidence was again presented to a grand Jury in Boston, which also refused to indict, and finally it was presented to a haml-picked political grand jury in New York, which by a vote of 12 to 11 found a true bill against me." PRESIDENT ÎRAVES RAIN TO MAKE FISHING TRIP Roosevelt Party Boards Sequoia at Quantico to Cast Lines at Mouth of Potomac. President Roosevelt left Washing ton today in a heavy rain for a week end fishing trip on the lower Potomac. The presidential party left the White House at 11:15 a.m. and motored to Quantico, Va., where they boarded the Sequoia, the Department of Com merce vessel. The boat will drop anchor near the mouth of the Potomac tonight and tomorrow the President plans to spend several hours fishing before returning to Washington. The President's guests included Henry Hooker of New York, a close friend and former law partner of Mr. Roosevelt: Col. Edwin Watson White House military aide, and Mrs. Wat son: Mias Marguerite Le Hand, the President's personal secretary, and Miss Grace Tuiiey of the White House stenographic staff. Ship Loiei Propellor. PALM BEACH, Pla., October β (IP). —Just a year from the day she sent an S Ο S from a point off Florida, the American freighter Western Sword reported today that she lost her pro pellor about 29 miles off shore. The Radiomarine Corp. station said the ship is in no immediate danger. SECRECY 10 RULE VANDERBILÏ FIGHT Hearing on Custody of Heiress Will Be Closed to Public Monday. Br the A^poclated Press. NEW YORK. October β —The court fight over custody of Gloria Laura Morgan Venderbilt, 10-year-old heiress. will be resumed Monday behind closed doors, unless Justice John F. Carew changes his mind. Yesterday's hear ing was postponed after an all-day wait for another case to end. Justice Carew. who Is hearing the litigation in Supreme Court, said all further sessions would be private be cause of the sensational turn which testimony had taken. Counsel for Mrs. Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, moth er of the child and target of the charges, sought to have her answer the attacks publicly. A petition filed in Surrogate's Court yesterday said that Mrs. Vanderbilt "has no independent income and is wholly dependent tor support" on al lowances which the court makes from the estate of her husband. Reginald Vanderbilt. for their only child. The child's gnardians. George W Wickersham and Thomas Β Gilchrist, recommended In the petition that | $48,000 be allowed for 1934. Chill's Fo^'une 12.872,664. Little Gloria's fortune, the petition shows, now amounts to $2.872^664 and is earning an annual Income of J113. 758. The fortune will mount on set tlement of the estate of her grand mother, Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt, sr. ι Thus the court battle over the 10 year-οία neirees is aiso a oaiue ior control of millions. SISTER SAILS FROM ENGLAND. Former Lady FurnMa Seek* to Stop ; "This Non*n«." SOUTHAMPTON. England. October 6 <Λ»>.—Former Lady Fjrness «ailed for New York on the S. S. Empress of Britain today to assist her twin sister. Mrs. Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt. in the ease involving Mrs. Vanderbilt's daugh ter Gloria. The former Lady Fiirness said she wanted "to do everything I can tc stop this nonsense." BUILDING TRADES BREAK IS AVERTED AT A. F. L. SESSION (■Continued F*rom First Page.) of the American Federation of L^bor." J Daniel J. Tobin. Indianapolis, presi- ! dent of the International Teamsters' Union, then withdrew his request that Padway's attack be stricken. Secretary Perkins Applauded. Both Secretary Perkins and Sol A. Rosenblatt, regional N. R. A. admin istrator, called for labor and capital to co-operate. Secretary Perkins, who drew re peated cheers and applause, told the convention voluntary agreements be tween workers and employers, with or without arbitration, -will replace strikes and lockout*. A social security program, including unemployment insurance and some form of old-age pensions, the Labor Secretary said, has been recommended to President Roosevelt for submission to Congress. Business should be assured a "fair profit" and the rights of labor to In creased wages and shorter hours should be recognised, she added. A resolution advocating organization of agricultural workers under the fed eration and another expressing oppo sition to barring Negroes from unions were adopted by the convention. Special legislation to protect wom en workers was forecast by Secretary Perkins in another address before the San Francisco center of the League of Women Voters. She declared that women workers have "been subject to abuses; to physical hazards—and these things must be provided against." SUICIDE ATTEMPTED "Double-Cross*' Fear Causes Chi cagoan to Slash Wrists. CHICAGO, October β (/Ρ).—Dill M. Bell, 57, president of the Bell Lock Co., locked himself in a Loop office building today and slashed his wrists in a suicide attempt, police said, be cause he believed he had been "dou ble-crossed" in a business deel. Police broke into the room where Bell lay after a passerby saw him through a window. At St. Luke's Hospital attendants said Bell would recover. Bank Looted of $7,000. CORNING, Ark., October β (JP).— Three youthful bandits today raided the Corning Bank & Trust Co. and escaped with $7,000' in currency. Officers in Northeast Arkansas and nearby Missouri points were quickly notified. Editor Arrives COMES FROM ENGLAND FOR A. P. CONFERENCE. HENRY MARTIN', Editor in chief of the Press Asso ciation of Great Britain, pictured as he arrived in New York on the S. S. Berengaria yesterday en route to Chicago to attend the meeting of Associated Press man aging editors October 10-11. —A. P. Photo. CUBA MAKES PLEA TO AVERT strike; More Unions Pledge to Join General Walkout as Zero Hour Nears. By the Associated Press. HAVANA, October 6—Strike pro moters added union after union to the general walkout pledge today as the Government, outwardly apathetic for days, appealed to the workers for support. The strike, originally planned by the : Communistic labor unions for Sunday midnight may start tonight. Jose Riera. president of a railroad brother hood local, was arrested last night on, a charge of spreading strike propa ganda. Leaders informed the gov ernment the strike would begin to night unless he is released. Among the unions now pledged to strike are those of the dock work ers, busmen, trammen. tobacco work ers, railroaders, light, power, water and gas employes and sugar mill workers. Left-wingers in the communications department indorsed the movement on condition other government depart ments do likewise. The government of Carlos Mendleta asked the people to "sustain the re publican Institutions against the at tacks of subversive elements." The Associated Press has learned President Mendieta is about to revamp the cabinet to inject a firmer tone to the government. The changes, it was learned, are scheduled to be made within a week. MRS. ELIZABETH LAISE DIES IN MARTINSBURG . Washington Women Succumbs to Extended Illness at Horn· of Kin. Special Dispatch to The 8tar. MARTINSBURG, W. Va.. October β.—Elizabeth Stevens Laise. 50, wife of J. Fred Laise of Washington, for- j merly of this county, died last night at the home of a sister-in-law at Bunker Hill, near here, after extended 111 health. She was born in Hoosic Falls, N. T , and was a graduate of Alba îy (N. Y.> Teachers' College and Gouch er College, Baltimore. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and wrs secretary of the Baltimore Conference, Woman's Home Missionary Society. With her husband, she is survived by 'one son and one daughter. Serv ice* will be held Monday afternoon at Bunker Hill M. E. Church, with Rev. Frederick Brown Harris of Washing ton, pastor of Foundry Church, of ficiating . Interment will be at Bun ker Hill. '•Live'' Wire Kills Girl. MENOMONIE, Wis., October β (/Ρ). —Doris Simmons. 10, was electrocuted last night when she came In contact with a fallen "Uve" wire. EDITOR OF BRITISH NEWS VISITS U. Si Henry Martin Says Keen Interest Exists in Doings in Foreign Lands. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK. October β —Henry | Martin—John Bull'* editor in chief arrived yesterday to attend the 1934 ' meeting of the Associated Press Man- | aging Editors' Association in Chicago next week. Mr. Martin heads the Press Associa tion of Great Britain, an independ ent. co-operative news gathering or ganization serving British newspapers much as the Associated Press serves its 1.200 and more members in the United States. A veteran of 25 years in London's romantic Fleet street. Mr. Martin be gan his career as a cub reporter on a small-town newspaper and knows the business from end to end. To Confer With V. S. Editors. He will discuss with American man aging editors their mutual problems in the exacting task of gathering raw facts and presenting them promptly and accurately in finished form to newspaper readers. Mr. Martin brought an encouraging picture of conditions in Great Britain and of increasing cheerfulness on the part of the average man. He said there was an awakening conscious ness to the "international dependence of nations." "We are watching foreign new* closely," he said, "and are particularly Interested in what is happening here in America. We are giving attention to President Roosevelt's administra tion and to the many important eco nomic and political questions In other countries. Foreign Newt More Vital. "The interest in foreign affairs has greatly increased since the national crisis of 1931. Meeting the demand, the press more and more reveals itself as an educative force, especially a forum for foreign news. This Is be cause the ordinary man has seen the importance of international events in his own life." Until he leaves for Chicago early next week. Mr. Man in will study the working practices of the Associated Press In New York. He is keenly in terested In the new picture transmis sion system, "wirephoto." which soon will carry pictures to newspapers by r» α t the το rrv# ttm· n«u.'c ia trant. mitted. ΚID Ν APE RS OF AIDE TO CHANEY GET LIFE Judge Term» Abduction Outrage on Society in Sentencing Pair to Prison. Br the Associated Press. LOS ANGELES, October 6—Casti gating kidnaping as "an outrage on society." Judge Thomas P. White to day sentenced Joy and Lynden Parker to life terms In prison for the abduc tion and robbery of John Jeske. for mer employe of the late Lon Chaney, ι movie character actor, and Mrs. Jeske. Three other men received long prison sentence* In the case tome weeks ago. Jeske and his bride were kidnaped from their honeymoon cabin in the high Sierras. Brought back to Los Angeles, Jeske wm forced to sign a check for $76. He said his abductora evidently had been under the im pression he already had possession of the money and jewelry left him in the will of Chaney'a irfilow, who died several months ago. Spain's Insurgents Plan to Wear Down Authorities Slowly Strategy of Leaders Is Then to Strike a Decisive Blow. Br the Associated Press. MADRID. October β.—A sudden coup d'etat to unseat the Spanish gov ernment after its forces have been worn out by scattered, minor clashes Ls the strategy of revolutionists, a rebel leader told the Associated Press today. "We have sufficient arma and men tor a real uprising." the leader, who ls a member of the Revolutionary Committee, said. "But our plans call for worrying the troops with unimportant clashes, mch as occurred yesterday, until we have their nerves on edge and their morale shattered. "Then there will be a sudden at tack. in which we will throw the entire strength of our ma&sed force* agairut the authorities." Ideas for Work, Training and Improving Morale to Be Given to President. Br th* Aiioetatcd Prui. Idea* for offering work, recreation and training to the army of idle youth—which official* count a* 4.000. 000—will be submitted ihortly to Presi dent Roosevelt by the Relief Adminis tration. They will propone an answer to a problem which ha* been of special con cern to Mr*. Roosevelt—how to help jobless high school and college grad uates. The plans In the minds of relief offi cials do not stop at aid for graduates. They Include provision for young people generally—between the ages of 18 and 25 or thereabouts—who haven't jobs and aren't In school. The possibility of using established facilities In every community—higb school class rooms, gymnasiums, audi toriums and the like—is being studied One avenue of aid may follow the present Michigan plan of providing first-year college work for 11.000 boys and glrU by co-operation between re lief-pa Id teachers, the regular high school staffs and the University of Michigan. Mr*. Roosevelt ha* suggested that any Government aid to jobless grad uates have the triple purpose of burk ing up morale, giving the youth a chance to follow the work they have learned and providing them at least a subsistence income. LA FOLLETTE DEFEAT FORECAST BY LEWIS Democratic Campaign Committee Head Also Predict* Cut ting Will Lose. Senator Lewi* of Illinois, rhairman of the Democratic Senatorial Cam paign Committee, today Issued a statement predicting the Democrat* will defeat both Senator La Follette of Wisconsin and Senator Cutting of New Mexico in the November elec tions. La Follette and CuttSig sup ported President Roosevelt In the 1932 presidential campaign. La Follette is running for re-election as a Progres sive and Cutting has the Republican nomination. Lewis also predicted that the Dem ocrats. after the coming elections, will have more than two-thirds of the Senate. He has visited practically all the States in which senatorial con testa are under way. Senator Lewis said the Democrats would win In New Yorlc, New Jersey, Rhode Island. Massachusetts. Mary land. and probably, in Connecticut, in the North Atlantic area In the Mid dle West "battleground States" he gave to the Democrats Indiana. Ohio, Wisconsin. Missouri, leaving Michigan. Pennsylvania and Delaware "In a sit uation where any result could be ex pected." He claimed, too. Democratic senatorial victories In Tennessee, West Virginia. Nebraska. Minnesota. Ari zona. Montana. Washington, Nevada and Utah. The States of the "solid South," where senatorial elections are held, will, he said, of course return Democrats. YOUNG DEMOCRATS UNITE FOR ELECTION Breach Between Factions of Local Branch Healed to Aid Campaign. Faced with a atrenuous battle in the elections next month, three groups of Young Democrats, hereto fore split by internal dissension, hav· agreed to unite during the campaign to assure New Deal candidates solid support «hen voters In the States go to the polls. The three groups are a result of an intra-party flght that threatened for a time to disrupt the young oranch of the Democratic party. The quar rel did result in the organisation of the District of Columbia branch of the Young Democrats of America. This group came about when «even members of the Young Democrats Club of Washington withdrew after a flght over provisions of the consti tution. The* two factions continued to be rivals for party leadership among the youthful wing until last Winter, when a third organization appealed. Headed by Wilbur Heakin, the Cap itol Hill Young Democrats Club was organized. Now, however, the earlier offlcora who precipitated the schism have re t ir a/1 anH ne* twen V»ava ♦ « 1»«« 4 ν -.1— place. Raymond J. Walter heads the District branch and Carl Sched'er is president of the Young Democrat* of Washington. KEN MURRAY PLANNED CHANGE, SAYS WIFE Actor Threatened to Run Away With Rich Widow as Soul Mate, Court Told. By th# Assoeiftted Prtee. NEW YORK, October «.—Charlotte Doncourt, actress, testified In court yesterday that her husband. Ken Murray, stage and screen comedian, threatened to run away with a "soul mate," a rich Oklahoma widow. "Go ahead and get a divorce." Miss. Doncourt quoted her husband as say ing to her. "I'll go to California with the widow. She has a million and a half dollars.-' That announcement, she Mid. was made to her in 1928, but Miss Don court did not disclose whether Murray had taken any steps to carry out his threat, and he was not cross-ex amined on the atand. The name of the widow was not given. Miss Doncourt is suing Murray for separation on the ground of cruelty. Tears came into her eyes when Mur ray testified one of his comedies had been entitled "Half Married." She smiled when he said another was "Brother, Can You Spare a Million?" THREE DIE IN GUN FIGHTS CHICO, Calif., October 6 (0).—·Three men were shot and killed near here today In a series of gun fight· ap parently growing out of the search of a State «highway policeman for an autQmayi&^jjlver reported drunk. T^^ByBvere William R. Mc Danfl|^^^E9tiiKhway patrolman; wage man. and Ν ici Turcron!!, a jeweler of Ctaico.