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A search for the car. containing three men, was concentrated in southwest Philadelphia and adjoining towns. Delaware policemen, who chased the machine for more than 10 miles, said they are certain one of the trio in it was Thomas H. Robinson, jr., who is the object of an intensive search throughout the Southern and Eastern sections of the country. Spotted at Marcus Hook. The fleeing car was spotted last In Marcus Hook, a Delaware River town about midway between Philadelphia : and Wilmington, Del. It was said to ; be carrying Maryland license plates, j Motor cycle policemen and police j squads in radio cars started a sys-1 tematic search of Southwest Phila delphia. Township authorities ordered lookouts in upper Darby and Eddy •tone. Robinson is charged with holding Mrs. Stoll for the $50.000 ransom which her family paid before she was returned safely to her Louisville, Ky.. home a few days ago. Supt. C. C. Reynolds of the Delaware State police said the chase was made by Pvts. William Workman and William Davidson, and that one of them said he thought Robinson was occupant j of the car. Car Had On? Headlight. About 3 a.m. they were patrolling the Du Pont highway at Hare's Corners, about four miles south of Wilmington, when they noticed a light aedan. with only one headlight burn ing. approaching them. When they whistled for a halt, the driver increased his speed. The troop ers. also in an automobile, started in pursuit. The fleeing car sped through Wilmington etreets without slacken ing speed and headed toward Phila delphia, At Penny Hill State police station. 8 miles Dorth of Wilmington, the po licemen, then far behind, paused to call Marcus Hook police to ask them to watch for the car, Marcus Hook policemen were sta tioned on the main highway. One of them saw the "one-eyed" car ap proaching and stepped into th.j path to signal for a halt. The driver swung the wheel toward him, barely escaped atriking the officer and sped away. SEEN NEAR READING. tVernersville Man's Tip Leads to AH Night Search. READING. Pa„ October 19 (A>).—A man described as resembling T. H. Robinson, jr.. abductor of Mrs. Alice Speed Stoll, was seen in nearby Wer nersville last night, and State police of the West Reading Barracks conducted an all-night search for the fugitive. A. R. Schenauer, WemersvUle mer chant, said: "He came into my store to make a purchase. He was accom panied by another man. I recognized him by pictures I have seen, but the realization that it must have been Robinson or his image didn't dawn on me until after he left the 'store." U. S. AGENTS IN PURSUIT. L*ave Springfield for Unannounced Destination. Φ SPRINGFIELD. Ohio, October 19 (&).—One jump ahead of the law. the man hunted as the kidnaper of M^s. Alice Speed Stoll left along his trail today evidences of fear that his luck can not hold out—that his capture is inevitable. Department of Justice agents, studying tell-tale marks that Thomas H. Robinson, jr., tarried here during his fox-like flight from Indianapolis, where the Louisville. Ky., society woman was held, set out on new ex cursions, occasioned apparently by fresh clues on the line of flight. With reports rife that the fugitive has been seen at Dayton, Ohio, and numerous other points, Melvin Purvis, Department of Justice ace end nem esis of the notorious John DilUnger. aped out of the city after a hurried visit last night, but kept his owr. " (.Continued on Page 5, Column 2.) SLAIN CONTRACTOR IS FOUND IN ALLEY Body of Well-to-Do Man Discov ered With Head Badly Battered. By the Associated Press _ KEENE, Ν. H.. October 19.—Joseph Sevigny. 56. well-to-do contracting carpenter, was found dead with his head badly battered in an alley in the rear of his Marlborough street home early today. Local and county officials immediately began an in vestigation to determine the cause of death Medical Referee Arthur P. Weston vas ordered to make an examination. County Solicitor Arthur F. Olson and Chief of Police Harold Tibbetts were Investigating. They ordered that photographs be taken in the vicinity where Sevigny was found. Sevigny, a contracting carpenter here for several years, owned consid erable property in Keene. He had been recently living alone, ^lice said. War Lord Dies GEN. VON KLUCK. VON H DEAD; LED PUS DRIVE Former German Army Chief Recently Observed 88th Birthday. By the Associated Press. BERLIN, October 19.—Gen. Alex ander von Kluck died at his home to day. He was 88 years old. The aged field marshal long had been saddened by the death of his only grandchild, Alexandra, who suf fered fatal injuries in a motor acci dent near Bordeaux last March. Von Kluck's name stood out among those of German military leaders as | the man whose forces nearly took ! Paris in 1914. The name of Field Marshal Alex- ! ander von Kluck. "the man who nearly i took Paris," always recalled to Ger- i mans of the old school of patriotism that thrilling first month of the World War when their victorious armies, after sweeping through Bel gium. came within an ace of envelop ing the French capital. It was von Kluck. as commander of the German first army In the west, whose name was in everybody's mouth j when official bulletins announced on September 3, 1914, that his cavalry patrols were "sweeping westward of Paris." Great was the jubilation in the fatherland for, after barely a month of fighting, auguries pointed to Another peace of Versailles like the one that (ended the Franco-Prussian conflict of 1870-71 and evolved into proclamation of a greater Germany. Then the tide turned. Von Kluck's troops were diverted to help Gen. von Buelow's 2d Army, which had got ten Into difficulties through a French counter-move. Tacticians have stated than von Kluck here missed a chance not likely «ften to occur m war. German Hopes Dashed. The outcome of the Battle of the Marne clashed German hopes of cap turing Paris, and von Kluck with drew to the Aisne positions, where he was seriously wounded, March 29, 1915, by shrapnel splinters while sur veying positions in the front trenches near Chateau Vauxel. He had to give up his command and was placed on the retired list in October of the fol low ing year. Taking up residence first in Koenigs berg. then in the pleasant western suburb of Grunewald, in Berlin, he employed his leisure in writing a couple of books on the conduct of the war on the western front. He gained the Iron Cross of the first class for his exploits in that section of the theater of war almost simultaneously with his younger son Eberhard, winning the same order of the second class for courage in the field while in charge of a field tele graph section. His eldest son, Karl Egon. a naval lieutenant, fell January, 1915, in an encounter at Lombartszyde in Belgium. In 3 924 he celebrated his golden wedding. Frau von Kluck was for merly Baroness Fanny von Donop. One single grandchild. Alexandra Mo lino von Kluck, who has made a name on the stage, brightened the old couple's evening of life. Hale and hearty on his 85th birth day anniversary, May 20, 1931, the old warrior received countless tokens of affection. Flowers and touching messages from old comrades, ranging from President von Hindenburg down to plain troopers, testified to his popularity as a soldier and a man. Alexander von Kluck was born a commoner, the son of Karl Kluck, an architect of Muenster, Westphalia, May 20, 1846. WRITERS TO SEPARATE HOLLYWOOD. October 19 (A>).— Adela Rogers St. John, writer and scenarist, and Richard F. Hyland, sports writer, have separated and plan a divorce, she said last night. Hyland formerly was a Stanford University foot ball star. They mar ried in March, '928. PRESIDENT SPEEDS TOWARD ROME FOR HOSPITAL RITE Roosevelt on 225-Mile Trip Dedicates Roanoke Build ing to Veterans. TALK EXPECTED TO SKIP BONUS PAYMENT ISSUE Chief Executive to Beceive Degree at William and Mary on Return Journey. BY JAMES E. CHINN, Statl Correspondent ot Tbe Star. ON BOARD THE PRESIDENTIAL SPECIAL TRAIN EN ROUTE TO ROANOKE. Va., October 19 —Through the picturesque valley of Virginia. President Roosevelt, on a special Southern Railway train, speeded toward Roanoke today to dedicate there a new $1.700.000 Government neuropsychiatrie hospital for war vet erans. The President's dedicatory speech— a message of assurance to deserving and needy former service men—was completed last night and he relieved the monotony of the 225-mile rail trip, absorbing the scenery and chat ting with those accompanying him. Those In the presidential party, boarding the train in Washington in cluded Senator Glass of Virginia, Postmaster General Parley, Emil Hurja, executive director of the Demo cratic National Committee: Stephen Early, a White House secretary: Rear Admiral and Mrs. Cary T. Grayson, Veterans' Administrator Prank T. Hines and Mrs. Hinea and military and naval aides. The presidential special sped out of Washington at 9:45 o'clock this morn ing, and made one brief stop at Lynchburg to pick up the remaining members of Mr. Roosevelt's party— Gov. Peery of Virginia. Senator Byrd of the same State, and Representative Woodrum. the singing member of the House from Roanoke, who will preside at the dedication ceremonies. May Skip Bonus Inuc. The President's speech is not ex pected to be of the epochal "fireside chat" variety that he makes over the radio, but coining, as it does, close to the American Legion Convention in Miami, there had been some specula tion he would touch on the ever trou blesome bonus Issue. The feeling is general, however, that he will skip this question. Mr. Roosevelt has maintained a gen erous attitude ever since he went into the White House toward those vet erans injured in actual combat. His policy with respect to those who could not trace their ailments to actual war duty, however, has been less liberal. It will be recalled that in the last session of Congress, his veterans' policy was overridden to the extent of putting back on the pension and com pensation rolls, thousands of World and Spanish War veterans whose pre sumptive service connected disabilities had been disallowed under the economy act. The exercises at Roanoke are scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. The President is expected to begin speak ing & halt hour later. In addition to his address. Gen. Hlnes is on the program for a speech. Gov. Peery's role will be to introduce the Presi dent. Hospital Has 472 Capacity. The new Roanoke veterans hospital is the latest addition to the neuro psychiatrie institutions which the Veterans Administration has estab lished since the World War. It will provide beds for 472 patients. The hospital is located on a 445 acre site about two miles west of the Roanoke city limits and about the same distance east of the old town of Salem, county seat of Roanoke County. Sixteen buildipgs are being erected, styled architecturally after the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century Virginia Colonial motif. The President's trip into Virginia will keep him away from Washington until late Sunday night or Monday morning. Immediately after the Roanoke speech, he will leave for his toric Williamsburg, arriving there to morrow morning to participate in the installation of Dr. John Stewart Bryan of Richmond, as president of the equally historic William and Mary College. The college will confer an honorary degree on the President during the ceremonies. Settled as a palisaded outpost against Indians in 1633 and in 1669 the Capital of Virginia, Williamsburg is now undergoing restoration to its Colonial originality at the expense of John D. Rockefeller, jr. Before at tending the college exercises, Mr. Roosevelt will head a procession to dedicate the town's reconditioned Duke of Gloucester street. A luncheon in honor of the Presi dent will follow the college exercises, and after that Mr. Roosevelt will motor to Yorktown, on the York River, and board the Department of Commerce Yacnt Sequoya for the return trip to Washington. Boy Peter Begins Life as King By Giving Up Favorite Toys By the Associated Press. BELGRADE, Yugoslavia, October 19.—King Peter gave his toys to his brothers today. The 11-year-old monarch, having recovered from the flrst shock of his father's assassination, began his reign bv turning his playthings over to Tomislav and Andreas, who danced with joy. Peter II now is free to enter seri ously his royal tasks under the re gency. The King took an early morning ride with his brothers through neigh boring woods. He was mounted on a big. brown, spirited horse which Alex ander gave him on his 10th birth day to replace the fat old pony on which he learned to ride. He then returned to the palace, where he received a number of Yugo slav delegations who came here for father's funeral. A patr bearded man and a wrinkled old woman bowed before the new King, kissing the hem of his garment and wishing him long life. After receiving other visitors Peter started hie lessons under his tutor, C. C. Parrott, who returned with him from London. Peter's favorite subjects «re spelling, composition, history and drawing. He dislikes mathematics, botany and geography. After finishing his lessons Peter spent some time with his grief stricken mother, whom he tried to solace. "Papa has gone, mama, but I'll al ways be good and true to you," the court chamberlain heard him say. In order to give the King a chance to travel and study abroad during a part of the year, Prince Paul and the other regents are trying to circumvent a paragraph of the constitution which says the King must preside perma nently in Yugoslavia. _r —* *»r· M>Piin|g Γι()>Γ|ιχι|ΛΙ vfr.hî juihkîi· WoLTcR MrGEC ' TtH<LRlOLClU)H 1 *G ftMQ1 NAVY COMPROMISE By JAPANESE SEEN Tokio May Seek Place Mid way Between Present Ratio and Parity. By the Associated Press. LONDON, October 1» —Some In formed observers said today they be lieve Japan may suggest a global ton nage naval basis, giving her a posi tion midway between the present ! 5—'5—3 ratio and parity. This belief vu advanced u diplo matic and naval circles speculated 1 over the extent Japan might go · toward a compromise with the United States. These two countries open bilateral conversations next week with Great Britain in an effort to lay the ground work for the 1935 Naval Conference. The biggest problem is to bridge the wide disparity between Japanese and AmwtaM ' Admiral Ixorolru Yamamoto's refusal j to say Japan wants equality in actual tonnage, as well as equality in prin ciple, led to the belief he may take a stand midway between parity and the 5—5—3. Oppone Change·. So far British and American dele gations flrmly oppose changing the present relative positions. Spokesmen for the three nations, however, said the hope of a compromise is growing stronger. This is due in pert to Interchange of views between Norman H. Davis. American delegate, and Sir John Simon, British foreign secretary, on the necessity for continued naval limitation. The Japanese expect to finish writ ing their plan today. The British ind the Americans continued their own separate consultations, but expect to do little until Tokio's program is dis closed. Britain stands with the United States. Prance and Italy—against Japan—in wanting to continue basic principles of the Washigton and London treaties, an official British source has said. Demand Treaty Scrapping. That wu Britain's reply to Japan'· demand that the treaties be scrapped and others means of limiting navies be set up. As the British and American dele gates to the conversations established their first contact, the British spokes man said his government wants the treaties continued with only relatively minor changes. At the same time, he said, the Brit ish will favor reductions in naval ton nages. Although Britain has opposed the Global tonnage plan at previous con ferences. the government is willing to discuss that phase of Yamamoto's pro gram with an open mind, he stated. It was indicated Great Britain would be willing to consider the Olobal plan if it could be worked out so as mutually to satisfy the United States, Japan and Britain. Both British and Americans have de nied they had actually started talking (Continued mi Page 5, Column 1.) ALEXANDRIA SLAYER OF THREE INDICTED Former Policeman Roberts Named by Special Jury After Three Witnesses Testify. Br m Stall Correspondent of The Star. ALEXANDRIA. Va., October 19.— After hearing only three witnesses, a special grand jury of the Corpora tion's Court today returned as true bills three indictments charging for mer Policeman George D. Roberts. 28. with murder of three members of the Stuart family. Roberts is alleged to have shot and killed Willie E. Stuart. 66. and his two sons. Ward Stuart. 42, and George Stuart, 31, at a supper table at their home last Sunday night. The date for trial will be set next week. Commonwealth's Attorney Al bert V. Bryan said immediately after the indictments had been returned. AIRLINER LOST AT SEA Τ·η Passengers Aboard Plane on Trip to Melbourne. MELBOURNE, Australia, October 19 (>P).—An airliner with 10 pas sengers aboard was missing today on the Launceston, Tasmania, to Mel bourne route. The plane, flying the 265-mUe sea route from Launceston across Bass Strait to Melbourne, left at the usual time, but hu not been se·^ since. PinchoVs Charges Of Guffey's Debt Denied by Mellon 'Never Owed Me M oney,' Say g Former Cab inet Member. Br the Associated Press. PITTSBURGH. October 1#.—An swering charges by Gov. Gilford Pinchot. Andrew W. Mellon today as serted Joseph P. Guffey. Democratic senatorial nominee, "does not owe me any money and has never owed me j any " Mellon said that at the request of the late Judge James H. Reed, father of Senator David A. Reed, he under wrote S75.000 of a $150.000 guaranty needed by Guffey in connection with his accounts in the alien property custodian's office in 1931. "I was never called upon to pay any money," he added. Gov. Pinchot. in an address at Charleroi last night, charged Guffey squared himself on a Federal embez zlement Indictment by borrowing - (406.001.36 from Mellon and "two or three other Plttsburghers.- now dead. The Indictment, returned while Guffey was employed by the custo dian's office, was quashed. yugoWtIop MOVES REPORTED Rumor of Concentration on Hungary's Border Is ν Unconfirmed. By the Associated Press. MARIBOR. Yugoslavia. October 19. —An unconfirmed report from a usu ally reliable source said today that Yugoslavia was concentrating troops along the Hungarian border. Neutral observers here regarded the situation along the Hungarian-Yugo slav frontier as "dangerous." Pour former opponents of the re gime of King Alexander were freed today from the government ban against them. They are Dr. Koroshetz, former premier of Yugoslavia; Dr. Kulovec, Dr. Natlacea and Dr. Obrivec. It was generally believed here that a general amnesty soon would be granted all Croatian leaders who are in prison. The release of these four prominent leaders of the Slovenian Clerical party was viewed here as inaugurating a "new deal" in Yugoslavia's internal policy and as the death of the harsh military regime instituted by King Alexander. The amnesty affecting the Croatian leaders at present in jail, was expected to be extended to a large number of Croatian political leaders living abroad. The liberation of Dr. Koroshetz, once Alexander's premier and later one of his most formidable opponents, was re garded as an expression of the re gency's announced policy to bring real political peace and unity among the racial groups of Yugoslavia. HUNGARY HELD GUILTLESS. Goemboes Denies Connection With Assassination. BUDAPEST, Hungary, October 19 (ΛΊ—Premier Julius Goemboes said today Hungary "is entirely guiltless of any connection with the foul crime" of King Alexander's assassina tion. "We can prove we never harbored the King's murderer or any other assassin," he said, "and the idea of Yugoslavia serving an ultimatum on us is too puerile to discuss. Yugo slavia has a good reason to remember it was an ultimatum served on old Serbia that provoked the World War. Surely she does not wish to set Europe on fire, again." Goemboes left for Warsaw for im portant political and economic con ference» with the Polish government. Guide for Readers Page. Amusements C-4-5 Comics .·; C-ll Features C-10 Finance A-17-18-19 Lost and Fbund A-11 Radio C-12 Serial Story C-15 Service Orders B-16 Short Story C-2. Society .B-2-3 Sports CH5-7-3-9 CITY POLICE COURT IS PROBED BY U. S. Irregularities in Bonding of Prisoners Reported Under Scrutiny Here. Agents of the Division of Investiga tion. Department of Justice, are mak ing a thorough-going investigation of the District Police Court as & result of reported serious irregularities in procedure there involving the bonding of prisoner» and other related subjects. The Investigation, under the per sonal direction of J. Edgar Hoover, has been under way for several week*. · and It was reported today that several more weeks would be spent in com pleting it. While Justice Department officials would not reveal any findings in ad vance. from other sources it tu learned that allegations under inves tigation involve a series «I cases in which defendants on boiid have left the jurisdiction without the usual legal result of having their bond for feited. Bond Application. In one case, it was said, there was an application before one of the Police Court judges for release of a prisoner on his personal bond. A routine In vestigation by the judge is said to have shown that not only was the defendant in that case out of the District, but his record showed he was on bond in an- I other case, and the first bond had not been forfeited. There was a report that United States Attorney Leslie C. Garnett is the sponsor of the investigation, after the facts in this and other cases had been called to his attention. This re- : port, however, could not be verified, as Garnett is in West Virgins hunting pheasants. Nor would Police Court officials com- j ment on the investigation. The presid-1 lng justice. Gus Schuldt. said there was a "routine investigation" in ι progress, but this was merely an audit j of the court's books, now being handled : by the division of investigation, instead I of another branch of the Department I of Justice, because of a change in the governing legislation last June. At the Department of Justice, how ever, it was learned that two separate investigations are under way. one the 1 inquiry into possible criminal prac- j tices, and the other the routine audit ; of the court books, such as is being I made of the books of all Federal courts throughout the country. Hoover to Report. Hoover said today that when the in vestigation is complete, the facts will be reported to Attorney General Cum mings, who will decide what action (Continued on Page 2, Column 7.) PLOT TO KILL MACHADO BELIEVED TO BE NIPPED Dominican Republic Bars Sight Havana Students Thought Sent on Killing. Br the Associated Press. SANTO DOMINGO. Dominican Re public. October 19.—Authorities said today they believed they had blocked an attempt to assassinate former President Gerardo Machado of Cuba, here in exile, through the barring yes terday of eight supposed University of Havana students who attempted to land at Puerto Plata. The eight students, who were not Identified, arrived at Puerto Plata on the S. S. Cuba. Authorities did not permit them to disembark. University of Havana students were among the leaders in the revolution which resulted in the overthrow of President Machado. Despite Powerful Senator's Support, Issue Seems Doomed to Fail. REPEAL GIVEN BETTER CHANCE THAN IN KANSAS Democratic Candidate Goei Wet After Avoiding; Issue for Several Weeki. BY G. GOULD LINCOLN, Stall Correspondent of Th· Star. OMAHA. Nebr., October 19.—It 1* time to get out the dictionaries. Ne braska has sprung. If not a new one, at least an uncommon bit of nomen clature on the public. It is the uni cameral or monocameral system of legislature. In plain English it means a single house of legislature. Senator George W. Norris, veteran independent and a sworn foe of par tisan politics, is responsible. He is asking the electorate of his State to adopt a constitutional amendment providing for a single House, aban doning the common bicameral system, which works through a House of Rep resentative® and a Senate. It was Senator Norris who. after fighting for years, brought about the adoption of an amendment to the Federal Con stitution doing away with the "lame duck." or "short," sessions of the Na tional Legislature. It was Norris. too, | who has sought, so far unsuccessfully, to have another change made in the ! Constitution to do away with the ; electoral college, which originally was ■ set up by the framers to elect a Presi- j dent and Vice President of the United : States, but which has become rather a ! fifth wheel in the process of choosing i a Chief Executive. Giving up for the present campaign ι all efforts to elect Democrats or Re- I publicans in his State. Senator Norris is out beating the bushes for his plan for a one-house State Legislature. He is speaking and writing constantly for his proposed amendment to the Ne braska Constitution. Would Lift Party Line·. In brief, his proposal Is that the single legislative House shall consist of not leas than SO nor nor· than M members, the exact number being left to the determination of the Legis lature itself, and to be changed as the requirements of the Stat* may de mand. Furthermore, if Senator Ν arris has his way. the members of this single House will be chosen without party designation. The arguments advanced by Sen ator Norris in support of his plan are many. Principal among them is the plea that It will do away with the "Conference Committee"—the com mittee which adjusts and compro mises the differences between the two houses of the Legislature. It is Norris' contention that by this sys tem legislation is actually enacted into law by a "third House." a House that has never been elected by the people, a House that meets in secret session and that often defeats the will of the people themselves. Meritorious legislation, he says, frequently fails in conference, the houses being dead locked. On the other hand, "jokers" are often inserted in conference stages of legislation and the two houses of the Legislature are forced (Continued on Page 30, Column I.) KINGSFORD-SMITH HOPS TO BRISBANE AIR BASE Weather Conditions May Block Plan to Start Flight to U. S. Tomorrow. By the Associated Press. BRISBANE. Australia. October 19. —Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith ar rived today from Sydney, completing a 540-mile hop in three hours, and said he may start his trans-Paciflc flight tomorrow Weather conditions, however, may delay until Sunday or Monday his takeoff for Suva. Fiji Islands, en route to Honolulu and San Francisco. Aviation experts pointed out Sir Charles has a 4.000-mile cruising range when flying at 165 miles an hour, which, they said, should enable him to make his three over-water hops comfortably. FREIGHTER REFLOATED U. S. Cratt, Aground Off Ger many, Towed to Hamburg. HELGOLAND. Germany. October 19 OP).—The American freighter Topa Topa, which went aground several miles off Helgoland yesterday, was re floated today after all-night work. Five tugboats then attempted to tow her to Hamburg, 90 miles away, despite a heavy sea. A great part of the cargo of cotton was placed on the tugboats. The vessel, owned by the Waterman Steamship Corp. of Mobile, Ala., was en route to Bremerhaven from Mo bile and Wilmington, N. C. Red Cross Heads Quit in Body, Protesting Members' Lethargy Red Cross activities in Silver Spring. Md., halted today on the eve of the annual roll call, with the resignation In a body of officers of the Silver Spring Branch of the Montgomery County Chapter ef the American Red Cross. The officers resigned, it was ex· plained by Mrs. William Wight, chair man of the branch and acting chair man of the county chapter, as a protest against "lack of co-operation" by members of the branch and "in difference" of the community to wel fare needs. The officers who submitted their resignation* at a of the branch to the new Jesup Blair Com munity House last night, were Mrs. Wight, the chairman: Mrs. Charles E. Gebhardt. vice chairman, and Harry Train or. secretary. Mrs. Waiter Oliver, treasurer, was not present at the meeting, but also resigned. The registrations came, it ia said, after officers had tried in vain to get members of the branch to co-operate in necessary work of the organization. Meetings were called two or three times but do one appeared. National headquarters of the Amer ican Red Cross had received no official report en the resignations to day. No action on the part of th> (Continued on Pap 5, Column l.)„ IL S. LO BUILD SO RURAL-INDUSTRIAL TOMMY Hopkins Says He Is Certain Projects Will Be Self Liquidating. 12 TO BE STARTED WITHIN SHORT TIME Communities to House Between 150 and 700 Families—Gov ernment May Lease Home». By the Associated Press. Harry L. Hopkins, relief adminis trator, said at his press conference today that 12 rural Industrial com munities. housing from 150 to 700 fam ilies each, would be built immediately with relief funds in different sections of the country. The administrator disclosed that de tailed plans for about 50 such projects have been made at relief headquarters, but that money to build all of them was not yet available. "I'm convinced that every one of the 12 communities which we're going to build at this time will be self-llquldat ing." Hopkins said. He asserted it had not yet been de cided whether the relief-built homes would be sold to the occupants or leased to them, but said that in any event the coat of occupying these houses would be "very, very cheap." $1.6·· Ce*t. Displaying pictures of one of the 150 small houses now being built at the rural Industrial community of Red House. W. Va., he said the house and th· 10-acre tract on which it stood cost only S1.800. He said 200 more homes were planned at Red House. Pointing to another project in prog ress In Arkansas, he said 200 houses already had been built there at a cost of between $850 and S900. This proj ect is to include 700 homes ultimately, scattered over 28.000 or 29.000 acres. Hopkins said the amount "actually being laid out" for each unit, includ ing farming tracts of 30 to 30 acres, was between $1.300 and 11.300. All of the rural communities built with relief labor and relief funds are to be occupied by families taken from relief rolls. Muatrh· Seek Site·. Hopkins said live or six Industrie?, two or three of them nationally known, were trying to go into the Red House cgnnuatty. He said some of them «MM be permitted to establish plants there, and that relief officials in charge of the project would make no effort to regulate the Industries estab lished "8ome day we've got to have hous ing In America where people can pay 25 per cent of their income for a de cent place to live." Hopkins declared. Asked how soon that day was com ing. he added: "As far as I'm concerned, it's com ing damn soon." He told reporters he was "not im pressed" by the just-announced Lit erary Digest poll regarding the popu larity of the Roosevelt administration. "Just wait until election day," he grinned. Hands Off Coal Mining. Asked if he intended to prevent State relief administrations from us ing Federal funds to mine coal with relief workers, he replied: "That's a State matter." Representatives of the commercial coal operators and the United Mine Workers protested recently against re ported plans of relief administrators in the Southwest to lease idle mines and put persons on relief rolls to work digging coal for the needy unemployed. Hopkins reiterated that the handling of fuel supplies for the destitute this Winter was to be left up to the State relief organizations. NEW SEAPLANE MARK CLAIMED BY ITALIAN Mario Stoppani Reported to Have Completed 2,556-Mile Non-Stop Hop. i By the Associated Press ! TRIESTE, Italy. Ocober 19.—Offi cial* of the Monfalcone Airport re ceived a radio report today from Massaua, Eritrea, that an Italian sea plane piloted by Mario Stoppani had landed there at 11:30 a.m.. completing a 4,122 kilometer i2.556-mile)· non stop flight. If the record la confirmed by the International Aeronautic Federation, the flight will be a new world record for seaplane distance. The present record is held by the American Navy air squadron of six planes com manded by Lieut. Comdr. Knefler Mc Glnnls and Mark A. Mitacher, who last January flew from San Francisco to Oahu, Hawaiian Island, a distance of 3,860 kilometers (2.494 miles). The Italian record is 262 kilometers (161 miles i longer than that of the Hawaiian flight. The Italian ship left Trieste at ? j a.m. yesterday. AKRON YOUTH REPORTS TWO MEN KIDNAPED HIM Forced to Drlv* Pair to Pitts burgh, He Say·—Money Taken. Wire· for Fund·. I Br the Associated Press. PITTSBURGH, October 19 —James Snider, 21, ion of an Akron, Ohio, Insurance official, told police today he had been abducted In Akron last night by two men who held him cap tire on an automobile ride to Pitts burgh. Snider said the two men pointée revolvers at him while he was sitting in his car in Akron last night and forced him to drive them here. Near New Castle, Pa, the men held up a gasoline station and at Pitts burgh they forced him to leave the ear. Snider told police. He said the men took his money. He wired his father for funds and returned to Akron by bus.