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IV β Weather Bureau Forecaat )
Fair tonight; tomorrow party cloudy;
slowly îlslng temperature; gentle north
east «ir.ds, becoming variable.
Temperatures—Highest. 66. at 2 p.m.
yesterday; lowest, 50, at 1 a.m. today.
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R. F. C. Chairman Tells Con
vention Bankers Demand
Too Much Liquidity.
Single Examination by All Agen
cies Is Recommended—Roose
velt Speaks Tonight.
Bankers are going to have to lib
eralize credit to aid recovery, accord
ing to Jesse H. Jones, chairman of
the Reconstruction Finance Corp.
Jones sounded this note in an ad
cress before the sixtieth annual con
vention of the American Bankers'
Association. By implication he took
issue with the often-repeated asser
tion of banking leaders that there is
no dearth of credit, but that the
demand for money is lacking due to
fears of business men over .what the
iuture may hold.
Bankers. Jones said, are insisting
on too much liquidity when, as a mat
ter of fact, "banks should make loans
that they are willing to carry lor·
several years."
With this he coupled a warning:
"A continuation of forced liquida
tion will put the Government further
Into the lending business."
Would Change Examinations.
A single examination of banks, by
611 agencies of Government, probably
once a year instead of several times
es at present, was recommended by
Jones. He pointed out that one cause
cl hesitancy to loan money was fear
cf "too much examiner criticism."
Careful study of the proposal for a
unified bank examination had been
made, he said, after a series of con
ferences with several Government
■ Bank examinations could very
properly be made on a basis of sound
ness and solvency, rather than too
much liquidity." Jones said.
The association today also elected
officers for the next year, elevating
xjh the presidency Rudolf S. Hecht,
'cli.iirman of the board of the Hibernia
National Bank of New Orleans, who.
in conformity with custom, was ad
vanced from the post of first vice
Robert V. Fleming, president of
K:&gs Bank, who has served this year
as second vice president, succeeded
Hecht. thus moving forward to the
presidency next year.
Tom Smith Elected.
As second vice president, the asso
ciation chose Tom K. Smith of St.
Louis, president of the Boatmen's
Bank, who until recent months was
an aide to Secretary of the Treasury
The association, which winds up its
sessions tomorrow, met today with at
tention centered on the address which
Fresident Roosevelt will make tonight
at Constitution Hall.
There has been no intimation of the
trenj the President will take in this
sprech, which is being anticipated as
one of the most important he has
made, but there is a well-defined hope
among the bankers that some word
■Oil! be forthcoming that will serve as
a · :imulus to lagging industry.
J. F. T. O'Connor, controller of the
currency, in ai; impromptu speech be
fore the convention, told the bankers
that of 1.417 national banks and those
banks in the District which did not
open after the bank holiday, only 18
were Oscd today, and of these 14 had
plans approved for reorganization.
SI,800,000,000 Freed.
Tit^s» closed banks in March. 1933,
hr.d : 000.000.000 tied up. Of this,
he added, $1,800,000,000 has been
Τhe convention also heard Roger
'fTan. director of modernization of
(■:>- >s of the Federal Housing Admin
FtefTan said there had been a "rapid
Γ k- ψ" in modernization' loans in
the :a«;t few days. The loans now re
1 T'r.i. he said, total 22.569. approxi
r-.v.ng $10.000.000 to property owners,
v. average incomes of $2.712. These'
1 maverage $430 for a term of 27 !
r. inths. he amplified.
Ir. his speech Jones launched into j
} .· argument for long-term credits—(
ι" ·η up to five years—right at the out
He tnld -the bankers "the feeling is
th.ir you are willing to make loans, but
et.'.v on collateral that iew possess "
Parks must lend upon the security
iContmued on Page 3, Column 6.) ι
Streamlined Carrier Sets New
500-Mile Mark in Coast-to- I
5 the Associated Press.
OMAHA. Nebr.. October 24 — The
Vnran Pacific streamlined train
0 puUed out of Omaha on schedule this
moraine at 6:15 a m (C. S. T >. streak
ing eastward toward Chicago on its
croés-country trip Irom Los Angeles
to New York.
When the train reached Omaha et
6 05 am. it had set a world's record
for the fastest sustained speed of 500 ι
miles or more by averaging 84 miles 1
sn hour between Cheyenne, Wyo., and
Omaha, said Ed Schmidt, public re
lations man for the railroad. It is 509 j
miles from Cheyenne to Omaha.
Leaving Cheyenne the train was
seven minutes behind time, but made >
up four minutes between those points \
and the rest of the time between North j
Platte and Omaha
On reaching Omaha the train had
completed 1.810 miles of its 3,259-mile j
dash from coast to coast.
Two more American train records !
ire possible, Schmidt said, if the
speedster reaches Chicago at 3 ρ m. j
today and New York a; 10 a m <E S.
Τ ι Thursday, as scheduled. XI this
schedule Is maintained the train will
have set a new record running time
from Los Angeles to Chicago and Los
ngeles to New York.
Coast Dash.
Bankers "Revolt";
Seats Lacking for
Roosevelt's Talk
Loudspeaker Service to
Hall, However, Halts
Threats to Resign.
A "rebellion" stirred In the ranks
ol the American Bankers' Association
this morning when it was reported
that some members threatened to re
sign upon finding it impossible to
obtain tickets to Constitution Hall to
hear President Roosevelt's address
tonight, the demand having long since
exceeded the seating capacity of about
The prcblem was solved, however,
by making arrangements for an over
flow meeting in the adjoining Conti
nental Hall, to which the President's
remarks will be carried by a loud
speaker system.
President Roosevelt meanwhile side
tracked all afternoon engagements
and undertook final preparation of the
Considerable pressure is being
brought to bear to have the speech
broadcast over the Nation-wide radio
networks. Several wesks ago an
nouncment was made that the address
to the bankers would not go out on
I the air as a result of a new policy re
j stricting the President's microphone
appearances to the more important
I messages to the Nation, such as the
! εο-called "fireside" chats.
Valuable Information on
Cosmic Ray Expected
From Flight.
; By the Associated Press.
I CADIZ. Ohio. October 24.—The sky
I larking Piccards and Lilly, the turtle,
I arc back on earth.
; The first flight by balloon into the
j stratosphere—a rare atmosphere belt
! ing the earth where man needs a me
I chanical oxygen supply—in which the
, only licensed woman pilot has par
ticipated. ended without ceremony in
a wocds near here late yesterday.
Prof, and Mrs. Jean Piccard just
plumped to the ground and it was
With them was Lilly, the tiny turtle
mascot, named Fleur de Lys at birth.
An eight-hour quest for information
about the cosmic ray by aid of deli
cate instruments carried the natural
ized Swiss scientist and brother of an
other stratospherist, Auguste Piccard,
from the Ford Airport at Dearborn,
Mich., across Lake Erie and on to the
gently rolling terrain of Eastern Ohio.
Sought Information.
The profit in the flight, in which
the Piccards did not try for any great
altitude, will lie in what they con
tributed to the knowledge of the cos
mic ray. Dr. W. F. G. Swann. Frank
lin Institute ray expert at Swarthmore,
Fa . said last night he expects to learn
a "great deal'' through the Piccards'
efforts. The instruments the huge
ballcon and its fragile metal gondola
carried will be sent there for exami
The Piccards reached a probable
height of more than 10 miles—the ex- j
act height awaits calibration of their :
barograph at Washington—cruised se
renely above a dense blanket of clouds
for hours while bright sunlight flashed ;
(Continued on Page 6, Column 1J
Six Cities in California Give Mer
riam 11.262. With 5,198
for Rival.
Special Dispatch to The Star. 1 I
NEW YORK. October 24 —First re
turns from six scattered cities in the
Literary Digest's poll for Governor of [
California give Frank F. Merriam, ]
Republican. 11,262 votes and Upton 1
Sinclair. Dpmocrat. 5.198.
Raymond L. Haight. the Progres
sive-Commonwealth candidate, ran
third, with 2.332.
Sam Darcy. Communist, ran slight
ly ahead of Milen C. Dempster, So
The first returns by cities follow:
Oakland—Darcy. 30: Dempster. 4:
Haight. 719: Merriam. 5.426: Sin
clair, 2.672. Total, 8.851.
Long Beach—Darcy, 8: Dempster,
2. Haight. 386; Merriam. 2,313; Sin
clair. 1.080. Total. 3.789.
Sacramento—Darcy. 5: Dempster.
1. Haight. 1.069: Merriam. 1.324; Sin- j
clair. 669. Total. 3.068.
San Jose—Darcy. 4; Dempster. 0;
Haight. 100: Merriam, 1.322; Sin
clair. 491. Total. 1.917.
Riverside—Darcv. 0: Dempster. 2:
Haight, 29: Merriam. 647; Sinclair,
90 Total. 768.
San Pedro—Darcy. 6; Dempster. 0;
Haight. 29; Merriam, 230; Sinclair,
196 Total. 461.
Crystallizing of Coolness on
New Deal, However, Gives
Hatfield Hope.
Democrats in Five Districts Ap
pear to Be Easy Victors—Bam
sey-Bachman Bace Closer.
Stall Correspondent of The Star.
WHEELING. W. Va., October 24 —
Senate life begins at 29, the Consti
tution to the contrary notwithstand
ing, if credence is to be given to
young Rush D. Holt, West Virginias
Democratic senatorial candidate.
Holt is precocious. When he was
15 years old and still wearing short
trousers, he finished his high school
course and presented himself for
matriculation at the University of
Cincinnati. But the college authori
ties decided that he was too young
for college life and did not admit him.
He went his way to the University of
Wesr Virginia and was accepted, short
trousers and all.
The fact that Holt is below the con
stitutional age for admission to the
Senate—which is 30—and will not be
come of constitutional age until June
1935, has added glamour and interest
to the Senate race here. Most of his
West Virginia supporters take it for
granted that the Senate will seat him.
and refer to the cases of Henry Clay
of Kentucky, Armistead T. Mason of
Virginia and John Henry Eaton of
Tennessee, all of whom in the past
occupied seats in the Senate before
they reached the constitutional age.
Holt is spoken of as a "brilliant
young radical" in some quarters.
About his brilliance there is more or
less debate. But one thing seems
certain; he is no Henry Clay—at least
not yet. His reputation for radical
ism seems to come from the fact that
he led a fight in the West Virginia
Legislature against the public utilities
during the last two years, and that he
is an ardent New Dealer with some
added trimmings. He has a social re
form program that runs on all fours
with much of the New Deal pro
gram but goes a bit further.
From all accounts he is a good
speaker but not an orator in the sense
that William Jennings Bryan was an
orator in his early days. He is a lit
tle above medium height, slender,
with brown hair and brown eyes. He
is a somewhat serious enthusiast, and
the iact that he wears spectacles
adds to this serious mein.
Holt Is the son of Dr. M. S. Holt.
84-year-old mayor of Weston. After
two years at the University of West
Virginia, young Holt transferred to
Salem College and finished his course
there. Since then he has taught in
high school and college, has helped
to manage a c ocery store, coached a
couple of high school athlctic teams
and worked as a newspaper reporter
His first attempt to win election to the
Legislature, in 1928, was a failure.
But two years later he was elected
notwithstanding he lived in a Repub
lican district. He was re-elected.
Luck Aids Victory.
In considerable measure. Holt was
shot with luck when he entered the
race for the senatorial nomination. In
the first place, his opposition was seri
ously divided in the primary between
four or five candidates, among them
former Senator Chilton and Clem
Shaver, one time chairman of the
Democratic National Committee, who
(Continued on Page 12, Column 3.)
Funeral Services Planned for
Saturday or Sunday, in
Grave He Selected.
By the Associated Press.
SALLISAW. Okla., October 24 —
The family of Charles "Pretty Boy"
Floyd today awaited arrival of the
slain outlaw's body, as plans went
forward for private funeral services.
An East Liverpool. Ohio, under
taker was instructed to ship the body
here by train this morning. It will
arrive Saturday.
Whether services would be held
Saturday or Sunday was not dis
closed bv the family—Mrs. Walter
Floyd, the outlaw's mother; his two
brothers and four sisters: Mrs. Ruby
Floyd, his divorced wife, and Jack
Dempsey Floyd, his 9-year-old son.
Burial will" be in the Akins Ceme
tery, in a plot chosen over a year
ago by *he outlaw, who felt his doom
Fleet Rushed Through Canal
In Surprise Test Maneuver
By the Associated Press.
CRISTOBAL. Panama. October 24 —
The United States Fleet is rushing
from the Atlantic to the Pacific tc-day
in a surprise maneuver.
Without advance notice the Fleet
sped into Limon Bay last night in
total darkness and then awoke ter
minal cities with a blaze of lights. A
bustle of activity, reminiscent of war
time followed as the passage through
the Parama Canal began.
Officers, it was said unofficially,
hoped to compete the transit of 88
ships in less than 40 hours, as com
pared to the Pacific-Atlantic crossing
of 110 ships in 47 hours in a spec
tacular test last April.
Army guards were placed at all
locks to keep the curious away.
The mine sweepers Rail and Tern
cleared Gatun lock at 11:09 last njght
and a file of 28 destroyers followed j
them. Other vessels streamed into
Limon Bay. leading to the lock.
Light and heavy cruisers followed
the destroyers through the lock and
battleships began the actual canal
transit at daybreak. Aircraft car
riers were to follow the battleships.
Fog and haze made weather condi
tions unfavorable.
All commercial traffic was sus
pended for the second such attempt ι
in the canal's history. Twelve ships
jn Pacific terminals and eight in At
lantic were awaiting completion of
the maneuver to go through them
All available lock operators and pi
lots were called to duty. Pilots were
being shuttled from the Atlantic locks
to the Pacific by special train and
Preparations for the rush delivery
were made mith secrecy An official
Navy announcement said the Fleet
wu due at Guantanamo October 28.
Roads' Long and United
Fight on Law Climaxed
by Success.
Decision Holds Congress Exceeded
Powers—First Defeat of
Administration Here.
The railroad pension act. described
as the Roosevelt administration's first
major experiment In social legislation,
was declared unconstitutional today
by Chief Justice Alfred A. Wheat of
the District Supreme Court.
This decision marks the first defeat
for the administration in a suit
brought in th s jurisdiction to test the
constitutionality of its legislation.
The petition was brought by 134 of
the Nation's leading railroads, who
contended the act requiring them ίο
pay millions of dollars annually into
a retirement fund violated their con
stitutional rights, because Congress
exceeded its powers under the com
merce clause of the Constitution In
passing the legislation.
Power Held Exceeded.
After a general discussion of the
purposes of the act. Chief Justice
Wheat's opinion said:
"When the act is examined in de
tail. however, I find it contains pro
visions, which, in my opinion, were
beyond the power of Congress and
which render it unconstitutional.
' In the first place the act is un
constitutional, because it extends its
provisions to persons not engaged in
interstate commerce."
In arguing this point, Attorney E. A.
Mclnnis, appearing for the railroads,
pointed out they employ thousands of
persons in mining work, upkeep and
repair of equipment, clerical duties
and so forth, who are in no sense en
gaged in interstate commerce.
"The retirement act," the opinion
I continued, "confers its benefits upon
all employes of any company to which
it relates without regard to distinction
between interstate commerce, intra
state commerce, or activities which do
not constitute commerce at all "
The opinion pointed out that it ap
pears from the record in this case that
some 200,000, approximately one-fifth
of all the employes of the plaintiffs, do
not work in interstate commerce, or in
work so closely connected therewith
as to be a part thereof.
It was also pointed out that the
Long Island Railroad Co., whose lines
are wholly within the State of New
York: the Illinois Central Railroad, and
the New York Central Railroad have
a large number of employes engaged
solely in intrastate service.
The opinion further declared it had
been proved at the hearing that four
of the railroads affected have property
valued at approximately $86,000,000.
I which the Interstate Commerce Com
| mission had classified as non-carrier
"It seems to me that Congress ex
I ceeded its power to regulate interstate
commerce when it attempted to make
all employes of the plaintiffs benefi
ciaries under this act. making no
distinction between those engaged in
! interstate commerce and those not so
engaged," the opinion said.
Benefits Held Too Broad.
He also pointed out that section 1
of the act includes as employes en
titled to its benefits every one who
has been in such service within one
year before the enactment of the act.
The evidence showed about 143.000
men left the service of the railroad
during the year before the date ot
enactment, and that of this number
approximately 80.003 probably will
not return to the railroad service.
' Some of these men were dismissed
for the good of the service," Justice
Wheat said. "I can see no reasonable
relation between giving these men the
benefits of the act and the regulation
of interstate commerce."
It was also shown that the statuie
provides that upon the re-employ
ment bv any carrier of any man
previously in railroad service, all of
this prior service is to be counted as
part of the service entitling him to the
annuity. The evidence tended to
show there are today over a million
persons with that possibility.
"To require the plaintiffs to con
tribute huge sums of money to be
devoted to the payment of pensions
based upon services long since com
pleted and fully paid for seems to me
to take their property without due
process of law. I am constrained,
therefore, to hold that the act is un
yuow* Kooseveit.
'The natural reluctance which a
judge feels· when compelled to hold
an act of Congress unconstitutional
is in this case somewhat tempered
by the fact that the act seems not
to be satisfactory even to some who
favor it in principle and purpoee.
When the President gave his approval
he made a statement explaining his
action in which he said, among other
things. "Decision on this bill has been
difficult. The bill, although much im
proved in its final form, is still crudely
drawn and will require many changes
and amendments at the next session
of Congress.' "
The acc provided for creation of à
retirement fund under supervision of
the Roailroad Retirement Board. This
fund was to be created by payments
from the railroads and employes, the
former paying two-thirds of the total.
The railroads contended this would
cost them $60.000.000 a year for the
first four years, increasing thereafter. |
and that such a heavy drain on their \
revenues might prove disastrous in I
these times of economic stress.
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Rafter all;^
iLegislative Committee
Drafts Resolution Demand
ing Immediate Cash.
I By the Associated Press.
I MIAMI. Fla., October 24.—'The
I American Legion Legislative Commit
tee tomorrow will recommend to the
convention that it go on record as
favoring immediate cash payment of
the bonus, It was learned today on
competent authority.
The Associated Press learned the
Legislative Committee would recom
mend immediate cash payment of the
bonus on the premise funds so re
leased would alleviate the general
economic depression by putting a
large amount of money Into imme
diate circulation, thereby relieving
unemployment to a great extent.
Text of Resolution.
The resolution of the Legislative
Committee stated:
"Resolved, that since the Govern
ment of the United States is now defi
nitely committed to a policy of spend
! ing additional sums of money for the
purpose of hastening recovery.
"The American Legion recommends
the immediate payment at face value
of adjusted compensation certificates
I with cancellation of all interest and
refund of interest previously paid, as
a means to that end."
The committee, after hours of de
bate last night and today, adopted the
resolution with only two dissenting
Without discussion the convention
adopted a report of Its Time and
Place Committee awarding the 1935
convention to St. Louis. Mayor
Bernard P. Dickmann of St. Louis
personally extended an invitation
from his city and handed over a $23,
000 check "in good faith."
trge ιοα,ννυ muiy.
Without discussion or a dissenting
vote, the convention adopted a report
of its National Defense Committee rec
ommending increasing the standing
army to 14,000 officers and 165,000
Consolidation of the Army. Navy !
and Marine Corps air services was
opposed in the report.
Construction of an American Navy
to full treaty strength was advocated.
The report proposed a National
Guard strength of 210.000. a Reserve
Officers' Corps of 120.000 men and
necessary appropriations to provide
30.000 men with Reserve Corps train
ing during the next fiscal year.
Constitution to Remain.
The Constitutional Amendments
Committee reported it found no cause
for any amendments in the constitu
tion of the Legion.
The report was adopted without
Dr. Henry Lester Smith of Indiana,
president of the National Education
Association, said in addressing the
convention that the American Legion
deserved much credit for the observ
ance of American Education week.
In a general discussion of school
purposes and financial standing, Dr.
Smith solicited "the continued sup
port of the American Legion" in child
and adult education.
Employment Aids Cited.
A general review of the work of
the United States Employment Serv
ice was given in an address by Di- !
rector W. Frank Persons. Work ap- j
plications from more than 9.000.000
people were received during the Civil
Works Administration program last
Winter, he said.
Persons said statistics showed nine
out of every 10 veterans who applied
to employment service were placed in
jobs, either temporary or permanent,
while only about half of the other
persons who applied were placed.
The opposition of the American
Federation of Labor "to Communism
in any iorm and Fascism in any
form' was reported by H. C. Frem
ming, representing President William
Green of the American Federation of
Labor. His statement was applauded.
Br the Associated Press.
DESENZANO. Italy. October 24 —
An official timing of 709 209 kilometers
(440.6759 miles» an hour was estab
lished today for yesterday's seaplane
flight of Lieut. Francisco Agello. nick
named "The Crazy Boy" of Italian
aviation. {
First \<οΛ y to Mert
Ex·J :r ' 1(1 y at >
Scoi. 'en t ion
Mrs. Roosevelt ami Mrs.
Hoover Attending Ses
sion at Boston.
By the Associated Pre^s.
BOSTON. October 24 —Mrs. Frank
Un D. Roosevelt, wife of the President,
and Mrs. Herbert Hoover, wife of a
former president, meet here today at
the twentieth national convention of
Girl Scouts for the first time since
the presidential inauguration in
March. 1933.
Mrs. Roosevelt, honorary president
of the Girl Scouts by virtue of her
husband's office, arrives on a morning
train. Mrs. Hoover, honorary vice
president of the organization and an
active member of the board of direc
tors, came here yesterday.
The meeting was to take place before
1.300 officials and Girl Scout masters
from the 48 States, who will hear the
First Lady make the principal address
of today's session.
Mrs. Roosevelt planned to breakfast
at the Brookline home of her son
James, and then go directly to the
Pleads Not Guilty to Charge
He Murdered Baby in
By the Associated Press.
FLEMINGTON. N. J.. October 24.—
Bruno Richard Hauptmann entered a
personal plea of not guilty today to a
charge of murdering the kidnaped
Lindbergh baby, and Supreme Court
Justice Thomas E. Trenchard fixed
January 2, 1935, as the date for trial.
When he was arraigned before Su- ι
preme Court Justice Thomas W. !
Trenchard. the indictment returned by i
a Hunterdon County grand jury two
weeks ago was read to Hauptmann by
County Prosecutor Anthony M. Hauck,
ir. Hauck then asked the prisoner how
he pleaded.
"Not guilty." Hauptmann answered
in a loud voice.
It was the first time in his several
court appearances since his arrest Sep
tember 19 last that Hauptmann has
entered a personal plea in court. At j
previous arraignments he pleaded '[
through counsel.
A fair and impartial trial, a vigor- '
ous prosecution and an alert defense
are promised Hauptmann when he
faces a jury of his peers.
The responsibility for a fair and,
impartial trial rests on the shoulders
of Justice Trenchard. dean of the
State Supreme Court in point of serv-1
Ice. and Hunterdon County Judge
Adam O. Robbins, a veteran of three
By the Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO. October 24 — '
Apprehension was felt here today for
the safety of the freighter. Maine
3f New York, canving a crew of about ι
25 men. which sailed from San Pedro, j
Calif.. October 10 for Albany. Ν. Y. j
Wreckage off the Mexican coast was
identifi?d as from the vessel.
Embassy Dairy Reports 250
Homes Decline to Buy
at 11 Cents.
Commisisoner Allen's plan for 11- ;
cent milk for relief families ran into I
an unexpected difficulty today as a j
result of a canvass conducted by Em
bassy Dairy, which icported that out
of 250 homes visited, not a single
family would buy even a quart.
Officials of Embassy Dairy, the first
Washington distributor to offer to pro
vide 11-cent milk for the city's poor,
said that in over 75 per cent of the
homes visited last night not a drop of
milk is being consumed.
The canvass was made from a list
of relief clients living in Southeast
and Southwest Washington, furnished ι
by the Emergency Relief Division. |
Solicitors for the dairy were furnished !
with books of tickets, each of which
was redeemable for one quart of milk.
The tickets had been printed at the
dairy's expense.
l'rges E. R. A. Purchases.
James J. Ward, secretary of the
dairy company, said the only feasible
way to provide milk for the relief
families, in his opinion, would be
for the Emergency Relief Adminis
tration to buy the tickets and dis
tribute them in lieu of cash.
"Under such a plan," said Ward, ι
"the families on relief rolls would j
have to buy milk. The tickets would j
not be good for anything else. In my ι
opinion, it is the only method by |
which the consumption of milk can
be increased among these poor fam
ilies, which necessarily n\ust need
this vital food product."
Commissioner Allen, meanwhile,
conferred at 12:30 p.m. with repre
sentatives of the Maryland and Vir
ginia Milk Producers' Association
over the possibility of obtaining a
sufficient supply to provide the 22,000
relief families with milk at nine cents
a quart.
OfTers 20 Cents.
He said he wanted the producers'
organization to sell milk for relief
purposes to the dairy companies at
20 cents a gallon, and threatened to
bring in outside milk unless his re
quest was met. The dairies would
pasteurize, bottle and distribute the
milk, under Allen's plan, for 4 ceijts.
making the total cost to the relief
clients 9 cents a quart.
Frank S. Walker, president of the
co-operative, told Allen yesterday he
was willing to provide milk for 24
cents a gallon, but to go below that
figure would be unprofitable to the
farmer inasmuch as the amount of
relief miik which is sold would reduce
by that amount the farmers' allot
ments of basic or fluid milk, for which
he is paid the mast money. Fluid milk
now brings the farmer about 29 cents
a gallon, while the surplus, from
which the relief milk would come. Is
sold to the distributors at 16 cents a
Companion Before Shooting Is
Silent, Wants Job.
CHICAGO. October 24 (/Pi.—Polly
Hamilton, the girl who was with
John Dillinger shortly before he was
shot to death near a North Side mov
ing picture theater last July, has been
located in Chicago. She disappeared
after the shooting, and when found '
living in a modest North Side apart
ment house yesterday declined to
say where she had been.
"I've been traveling." she said.
"Now I'm back to find a job—and
Jail on U. S. Blacklist 2 Y ears
Shelters Ricltetti After Move
The Lisbon. Ohio, jail, to which
Adam Riehetti. machine-gunning
lieutenant of the late "Pretty Boy"
Floyd, was transferred today by Ohio
police after -their refusal to surrender
him to the Government, is on the De
partment of Justice "black list" of in
secure prisons.
Records of the Federal Prisons Bu
reau show Federal authorities in
spected the Lisbon jail two years ago
and branded it unfit for confinement
of Federal prisoners, several of whom
«ere there at the time. Since that
time, no Federal prisoners have been
tept at Lisbon.
The Government inspection of the
, Jail was ordered after a series of four
, escapes within two years, officials dis
closed. The jail was found to be lack
ing modern safeguards against jail
The Wellsville. Ohio, lock-up. where
Richetti had been kept since his
ι capture Sunday by police. Is not even
j listed as a jail by the Prisons Bureau.
The Department of Justice today
had abandoned all efforts to gain
custody of Richetti. following per
. sistent refusal of Wellsville police to
! turn over their prisoner to agents
of the department'· Division of In
vestigation. Officials here said every
legal means of gaining possession of
i Richetti had been exhausted.
Hazen Orders Police Clean
up of Joints as Wilson
Death Is Probed.
Three Mti and Two Women Are
Grilled in Slaying of Inno
cent Route Agent.
Spurred by yesterday's gang ambush
of an innocent victim, the District
Commissioners and police official» to
day conferred on plans for a sweeping
campaign against gamblers in Wash
Meanwhile, detectives of the homi
cide squad were said to be hard on
the heels of two known suspects in the
"mistaken identity" murder of Allen
B. Wilson, 32, a newspaper route
Police are convinced the gunmen
killed Wilson as they lay in wait
early yesterday for "Mickey" Mc
Donald, described as a local "num
bers" operator, at the latter'· home
on the edge of Takoma Park. Md.
After ordering the police depart
ment to increase the scope and In
tensity of its drive against gangsters
and gunmen. Commissioner Melvin C.
Hazen today asked Supt. of Police
Ernest W. Brown to come to the Dis
trict Building to prepare plans for the
Blamrs Gambling Row*.
Hazen. who supervises the Police
Department, said he was convinced
trouble between gamblers was largely
responsible for crime outbreaks here.
Today's conference followed a for
mal protest yesterday from the Civic
Affairs Committee of the Federation
of Churches against crime conditions
Washington police arrested three
men and two women for questioning
in the Wilson murder. The five prob
ably will be released after they are
examined as to a motive for the at
tempted killing of McDonald.
Police say McDonald is either In
total ignorance or refuses to talk of
the men "out to get" him. A head
quarters detective questioned McDon
ald for several hours yesterday, and
another detective returned to the Mc
Donald home and talked to him last
Capt. Bernard W. Thompson, act
ing chief of detectives, said that while
McDonald d:d not refuse to answer
questions, he seemed to "talk around"
the point when quizzed as to the iden
tity of his enemies.
Two Suspects Sought.
It was said at headquarters this
morning, however, that detectives "had
a line" on two men suspected as the
gunmen who killed Wilson. Their
names are known and they probably
will be arrested in a short time.
One of the men held for questioning,
who probably will be released this
afternoon, is Harry Yudelevit, de
scribed as the former bodyguard of
"Milsie ' Henry, a gambler slain by
gang gunmen here in 1932.
Yudelevit was said to have had din
ner with McDonald on the night pre
ceding Wilson's murder. Capt. Thomp
son said Yudelevit apparently had a
good alibi. The prisoner told police
his relations with McDonald had been
Another man arrested this afternoon
in connection with the slaying was
Benjamin Harrison Covell. 43. who
told police he was a salesman. Three
members of the detective force picked
him up and he was being questioned
at police headquarters late this after
According to police. Covell said he
put McDonald into a taxicab at the
coiner of Fourteenth and I streets
about 6 o'clock on the night before
the shooting McDonald, Coveli de
clared, was intoxicated.
Detective Sergt. Ε. H Burdine and
Sergt. Le Roy Snyder of Silver Spring
police conferred with Lieut. John
Fowler, ballistic expert, this afternoon
In connection with Covell's arrest.
Robert Huff. 25, of the *300 block
of M street and his wife. Isabelle, 23,
were arrested last night for question
ing in the case and probably will be
released later today. Police hope the
couple may be able to shed some light
on McDonald's activities and possible
enemies. Police refused to disclose
the identity of the second woman ar
Gang Mistook Carrier.
The victim of the shooting, a mar
ried man with three young children,
drove his sedan up to McDonald's
mail box and inserted a newspaper.
As his car moved away, it was riddled
with buckshot pumped from a sawed
off shotgun at short range The gun
men presumably believed that Wilson
was a taxicab driver bringing McDon
ald home and that McDonald was ly
ing down on the back seat.
Wilson, hit by lead pellets, lost con
trol of his car, which careened into
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Girl Who Incorporated Herself
Saved From Gas Death.
HOLLYWOOD, October 24 UP).—
Velma Gresham, who sought to finance
a movie career by Incorporating her
self and selling stock, was recovering
today after being rescued from her
jas-fllled apartment <t
Two years ago Miss Gresham cam
to Hollywood from Memphis, Terpv
In order that her career might ie
financed she capitalized herself las
120 000 as Velma, Inc., selling stock
like any corporation. m
The actress admitted she was dl»·
"ouraged over the failure of Velma.
Inc., to pay dividends, "but not dis
couraged to the extent that I should
iesire to end my life."
Police found a note signed by
ictress which led them to report
lad attempted to end tier life.

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