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ROPER TO DISCUSS.
Forum Address Wednesday Night Will Include Regi mentation Views. Secretary of Commerce Roper will discuss ••Regimentation and Recov ery" in the National Radio Forum next Wednesday night. The forum is arranged by The Evening Star and broadcast over a coast-to-coast net work of the National Broadcasting Co. The address will be heard locally from Station WRC at 10:30 p.m. Would Clear Opinion. The Secretary will analyze state ments that have been made relative to so-called regimentation by the Roosevelt administration of business, agriculture and other economic ac tivities. He is expected to develop his subject in such a manner that the average citizen will be given a sound ' approach to many of the misinterpre tations and expressions of opinion that have recently been prevalent. In addition to this discussion, the cabinet officer will review business improvements which have taken place during the first nine months of 1934, as compared with the corre sponding period of 1933. Scope of Business Problems. He also will point out the economic activities in which there have been losses and will indicate the nature and scope of the business problems facing the administration. Secretary Roper also plans to dis cuss the future of the National Re covery Administration, as well as re view briefly business profits and re lief expenditures. SEWAGE PROJECT FUNDS CUT IN HALF TO INSURE SPEED (Continued From First Page.) Works Administration, the public works administrator has agreed to the prompt starting of work on the primary treatment system for the District having a total cost of $4, 000.000. Final solution of the Dis trict's sewage problem may not be • attained for a considerable period, but the project to be undertaken im mediately will provide a functioning useful work to meet present require ments. “The work on the primary system under the financing already provided through P. W. A. can commence with out further action by the Public Works Administration on transfer of funds by the administrator, which, I am as , sured. will be forthcoming promptly. “Representing the District Com missioners, I called on the public works administrator today (Saturday, No vember 3) and confirmed an agree ment recently negotiated to the mutual satisfaction of the District and the Public Works Administration provid ing for start of construction on the revised plans. $8,000,000 Authorized. “Congress authorized the loan by the Public Works Administration to the District of Columbia of $8,000,000 for a sewage treatment plant. This i legislation fixes the maximum amount of money that may be spent which maximum is based upon the report of a board of eminent consulting engi neers who contemplated complete treatment of all sewage based on the population of Washington as expected in 1950. ‘ The whole problem has been the subject of intensive study during the past weeks by the Engineer Commis sioner, by the consulting engineers and by the engineers of the Public Works Administration. In general two major factors present themselves: First, determination of the degree of treatment now advisable for the re duction of the unsatisfactory condi tions in the Potomac River; and. sec ond, determination of the least ex pensive method or methods by which this degree of treatment can best be secured. "Under the contract signed some weeks ago by the Commissioners, so , much of the $8,000,000 was to be used as might be needed for the main treatment plant at Blue Plains and any money not used could be returned to the P. W. A. without obli gation or loss on the part of the District of Columbia. Mr. Ickes, under the terms of this contract, re served the right to approve all con tracts and specifications. “It has been mutually agreed by the District Commissioners and Mr. Ickes that present expenditures on the sewage treatment plant will be confined to primary treatment at a total cost of $4,000,000. It has been decided to take advantage of the ' natural purification processes of the river in conjunction with the partial treatment that can be aSorded by such a plant. rruviMun lur ruiurt*. “Additions to the plant to provide Wore complete treatment may be necessary in the future. Complete treatment is not deemed advisable at this time in view of the many other demands for money and the desirabil ity of keeping down the burden of taxes. The spending of money should he confined to the present needs. Engineers are continually developing the science of sewage treatment, not only in the use of chemicals but also along biological lines. “It may reasonably be expected that in time further study and experi * mentation may develop better pro cesses than are now available to the sanitary engineers. “The money now to be spent will not be wasted in any event, as it will be possible to enlarge the plant, in troduce the activated sludge process or provide chemical or other forms of treatment without having to scrap any of the facilities initially provided.” Royalty Cost Avoided. The District was confronted with the possible necessity of paying heavy royalties under original plans for the Blue Plains project. By using only the primary method of treatment this cost is avoided, for the present at least. Col, Sultan has been holding numerous conferences with engineers of the Public Works Administration, but it was not revealed until yesterday that such a drastic revision of Secre tary Ickes' plan for the plant was be ing suggested. Secretary Ickes had signed a contract obligating the Dis trict up to $8,000,000 and it had been signed in turn by the Commissioners and sent back to him about two weeks ago before he left Washington on a Western trip. Congress authorized th- District to borrow up to $10,750,000 in public works lunds. Out of this amount, $1,500,000 recently was allotted for the adult tuberculosis hospital, the contract for which has not yet been drawn. Without similar disposal plants In V nearby Maryland and Alexandria, it •was declared recently by Secretary Ickes and other officials, the complete % Forum Speaker SECRETARY ROPER. _ Riggs and Guaranty Trust • Lead in Insurance Plan Applications. Washington played a prominent part yesterday as actual operations started under the second phase of tlie housing act, the mortgage insur ance program, through which the Government seeks to make millions of dollars available on favorable terms for home building. That Capital financial institutions will be among the first to lend the Government co-operauon in this pro gram which is heavily counted upon in the battle for recovery, was ap parent when Federal Housing Admin istrator James A. Moffett announced that Riggs National Bank, through its president, Robert V. Fleming, was the first applicant for insurance of a mortgage, and the second applicant for approval as mortgagees. The Guaranty Trust Co. of New York, the largest institution of its kind in the world, became the first applicant for approval as mortgagee, the administrator reported. He stated many applications have been received for insurance of mortgages under title 2 of the housing act, and for approval as mortgagees. Application Pleases Moffett. Mr. Moffett commented that it was “significant of the support and co operation which the Federal Housing Administration may expect from the large banks, trust companies and other lending institutions of the coun try" that the first application came from the Guaranty Trust, signed by William C. Potter, chairman of the board. "That institution is the largest trust company in the world,” a state ment from the Housing Administra tion said. “It was chartered in 1864 and in 1929 merged with the Na tional Bank of Commerce. The statement of the company’s condition as of September 30. 1934, showed total resources of $1,497,373,747.52.” Title 2 of the housing act, for which the rules of operation have just been announced, provides for the insurance of mortgages up to 85 per cent of the appraised value of the home. To be eligible for an Insured mortgage the home purchaser must have 20 per cent of the purchase price. The principal obligation of the mortgage cannot exceed $16,090. The interest rate was fixed at 5 per cent by President Roosevelt. Building Revival Expected. Through this section of the housing act the Government seeks to ac complish directly the creation of an almost limitless national market for home loan mortgages and the stabili zation of home real estate values thereby; elimination of exorbitant ecsts of home financing and the consequent saving of millions of dollars to home owners, and the launching of a build ing revival which will put millions of men back to work. The section is aimed to help the man who wishes to refinance his home on more favorable terms, as well as to incourage new building. If the man who now has a short-term mortgage of less than 80 per cent of the ap praised value ol his home and who 1 owns an equity of 20 per cent in it wishes to refinance his home he can do so over a maximum period of 20 years at 5 r>er cent interest. The same long-term amortized mortgage may be obtained by the man desirous of purchasing or building a home. The Housing Administration an nounced that all plans for beginning the insurance of mortgages virtually have been completed. An army of employes is oeing assembled to in vestigate the applications for loans to determine whether they are of the type which will permit insurance by the Government. Civil Suits Increase. I Civil suits in London are more nu merous than a year ago. purification of the Potomac would be impossible. For this reason, Ickes had urged the Commissioners to pre vail upon Prince Georges County and Arlington County officials to join In with the plans of the District for purifying the waters. Secretary Ickes, it w?s believed, was first to suggest the sewage disposal plant and it was at nis insistence that it was given precedence over the tuberculosis hospital and other de sired projects on the District's P. W. A. program. Col. Sultan said yesterday he has discussed with Public Works officials other phases of the District’s P. W. A. program, including the tubercu losis hospital. P. W. A engineers, he said, are investigating the water supply of the hospital site at Glenn Dale, Md., where the children's sani tarium is already located. This Is being done to satisfy Secretary Ickes that the supply is adequate for all needs before he draws up a contract. Specializing in *♦* X Perfect X $ DIAMONDS f V Also complete line of standard i and all-American made watchei. V Shop at the irlendly stare— Jr you're always greeted with a smile—with no obligation to bur, XvX.vX-Xv.. Charge Account* a M. Wurizburge. 90! C St. N.W. A. & P. WORKERS Cleveland Employes Avoid Loss of Wages by Deci sion to Reopen. By the Associated Press. CLEVELAND, November 3.—Plans to reopen the 300 stores of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. here by the middle of next week were set In motion today, less than 15 minutes after a peaceful settlement was an nounced In the controversy between tht company and organized labor. The more than 2,000 local employes of the company will be back on their jobs Monday, J. J. Byrnes, vice presi dent of the chain store concern, an nounced. The employes greeted the announcement with smiles and cheers. Although with only few exceptions all of the A. & P. employes here were discharged last Saturday night, when the company closed its stores, an nouncing it was quitting business in Cleveland, none of them will suffer financially. All of those dismissed and now rehired were paid a week's wages in advance at the time of the shutdown All Parties Happy. Apparently all parties concerned were happy with the peace plan, the acceptance of which was announced by the National Labor Board in Washington. Seven union locals of the Cleveland Federation of Labor, which had sought to organize the company's employes, voted approval several days ago. The approval of the company was given by Us president, John A. Hartford, in a telephone call to the Labor Board today. •‘I am particularly gratified with the happy solution of our Cleveland diffi culties," Hartford said in New York. “I am especially glad that the dis agreement has caused no loss of pay to any of our 2.200 employes in Cleve land, who might have been the inno cert victims in the controversy." Among provisions of the peace plan are planks calling for the company to confer with union officials and to notify its employes of willingness for them to join a union if they desire. Both sides are to submit any future disputes to arbitration. Milwaukee Pickets Active. MILWAUKEE. Wis., November 3 UP).—Union butchers today rounded out a full week of picketing before Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. stores having meat departments. Picketing has been peaceful, and Henry J. Schilling, secretary of the Meat Cutters and Butchers' Union, said "it will continue to be." J P. Smith, local manager for the A. & P., said his company was oper ating 15 meat counters. Schilling said 11 or 12 of them were being picketed. The strike began Monday. The union asks higher wages and its recog nition as a collective bargaining agent. OTHER DISPUTE ON HORIZON. _ Auto Labor Leaders Dissatisfied—Steel Trouble Feared. By the Associated Press. Yesterday’s settlement of the Cleve land A. <fc P. store labor dispute healed one of the most serious breaks thus far in the President’s 12-month-old proposal of & six-month cessation of; labor-capital strife. How long that truce would last; however, was still debated among labor leaders here. Despite the President's order Fri day for a study of automobile em ployes’ wages, union leaders In that industry were represented as far from satisfied with labor conditions. They had sought a 30-hour week. hiRher wages, elimination of the merit clause, representation on the code au thority and a new automobile labor board with power to conduct elections, as well as a study of the industry's production periods. They got only the study when the code was renewed Fri day for 90 days. The automobile Industry has stead fastly maintained it would deal with any group of its employes. That stand has irked the union workers, who | want "majority rule” established as a | representation basis. Steel Fight .Looms, The possibility of trouble ahead In steel, also, is seen by some labor men. That industry, like automobiles, has refused to concede that unions af filiated with the American Federation of Labor represent all its employes. The Labor Board found "meet grat ifying” the acceptance of its Cleve land peace proposal. "The spirit of an industrial truce advocated by the President Is exem plified in the situation that has now been brought about in Cleveland,’’ the board said in a statement “Co-operation has been substituted for the bitterness of warfare We hope that much good will flow to both sides in their new relationship.’’ Points of Agreement. The agreement, worked out by the board after a 10-hour session with Hartford and union representatives last Tuesday, called for: 1. Strikes to be called off imme diately. 2. Stores to be reopened and all employes as of October 25 to be re hired. 3. The company to meet union committees, if asked. , 4. The company to refrain frem discriminating against union em ployes and to notify them it was will ing for them to join any union 5. The unions to refrain from coerc ing or intimidating any employe with a view to enlarging union member ship. 6. Both company and unions to submit disputes to arbitration and the unions to refrain from striker. 7. The company to resume Us "cn tracts with trucking concerns in effect ' before the stores were closed. Debate Balked MISS DOROTHY FROOKS, Candidate of the Law Preserva tion party for Representative at large in New York State, who challenged Mrs. Franklin D. Roose velt to a debate on the propriety of the First Lady's campaign in behalf of Mrs. Caroline O'Day, Miss Frooks' Democratic rival. Mrs. Roosevelt replied she would be glad to debate the issue. Plans of Mrs. Frooks to precicipitate the debate at dinner in honor of Mrs. O'Day at the Biltmore Thursday were blocked bv Mrs. Caspar Whit ney. dinner chairman, who ruled that the program was already too crowded. —A. P. Photo. STAR MODEL HOME on mm Low Cost and High Quality Combinsd in Dwelling Shown Public. The fourth in the 1934 series of Silver Star Model Homes will be opened for public exhibition today at 4320 Forty-fourth street. "Grass lands," under sponsorship of The Star. The opening is considered of especial significance, coming at a time when the Government is launch ing its huge program of mortgage in surance under the Federal housing act, and people who wish to own homes are looking about for attrac tive property. This latest Silver Star Home, carefully selected by The Star's own committee of experts, may serve as a guide. Cost Low. Quality High. Because of the current demand for low-cost housing, the committee looked about for a home that would be considered in that price range, yet would possess the good materials and sound quality of construction of the higher-priced home. The immediate Indorsement of the committee was re ceived for the Forty-fourth street house. This latest home to receive the Silver Star Award was built by Mon roe Warren, president of Meadow brook. Inc. Designed by Harcey P. | Baxter, architect, it containst six 1 rooms and one bath. It is early American in architectural type. L'. S. Officials on Committee. Members of the committee which examined and selected the home are: James S. Taylor of the Federal Hous ing Administration and formerly chief of the Division of Housing. Depart ment of Commerce, chairman: Dr. Louise Stanley, chief of the Bureau of Home Economics, Department of Agriculture; Charles H. Tompkins, builder; John Nolen, jr.. city planner of the National Captal Park and Planning Commission; Harold E. Doyle, president of the Washington Real Estate Board; Irwin Porter, reg istered architect, and a representative of The Star. The house may be reached from downtown Washington by driving out Massachusetts avenue to Wisconsin avenue, turning right or north on Wisconsin avenue about 14 blocks to Yuma street. Turn left or west into Yuma street and drive four blocks to the home on the southwest corner or Forty-fourth and Yuma streets. It will be open for 30 days from 10 a.m. to 9 pjn. FIRE DAMAGES Y. M. C. A. Considerable smoke but little dam age resulted from a small blaze dis covered at the Central Y. M. C. A. early last night under a bookcase in the director’s office on the third floor. Firemen extinguished the flames. Painters had been at work on the bookcases and a can of mixing liquid became ignited in some unexplained manner. Secretaries at the Y. M. C. A. described the damage as neg ligible. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday SHOE REPAIRING SPECIAL * Genuine Oak /■—' ’ — V >OLES an. .iJBBER urri C Both for nCLLtJ T hit Pricm Materials Used Are Quality Throughout ^ Our Regular Price, $1.35 w«n you wshoE RE WIRING s*v- ** SEUS,8IO-M«St.N.W. ...» 14th St.—Just Above H—Na. 6780 h A (1,500000 SPENT IN HOUSING DRIVE District Estimate Based on Reports of Banks and Building Groups. Nearly $1,500,000 has been spent for repairs and improvements to prop erty in Washington since inaugura tion of the Federal Housing Admin istration’s modernization drive late in August, Thomas P. Littlepage, general chairman of the Washington Better Housing Campaign, announced last night. * This estimate was based on reports received from local banks and build ing and loan associations. Frederick P. H. Siddons. president District Bankers’ Association, reported that 20 such organizations have made 411 loans totaling $229,000. Carl J. Bermann, president of the District Building and Loan League, stated that the financial institutions under his jurisdiction have made 442 modernization loans, amounting to $221,550. These figures, representing the actual number of loans upon which an accurate check can be kept. 853, have a total valuation of $450,550. Loans Only Part of Cash. However, Mr. Littlepage pointed out much more cash has been ex pended for modernization than is represented by loans granted for the purpose. It has been found that in the Capital, he said, the most con servative estimate of actual money spent for modernization is a figure three times the total amount of loans. In other words, lor every dollar that is borrowed for modernization, two dollars is expended for the same purpose, but obtained from cash re serves or other sources. “We have no accurate check.” Mr. Littlepage said, “on the nr-nber of oil burners built-in refrigerators and other items of household or store equipment that are financed by the companies through which they are purchased. We also have no accurate check on the amount of money that is spent for painting, decorating and other purposes that can be covered by a modernization loan, but that is not secured by means of such a loan. Stimulated by Drive. “Much of this activity outside of the ’modernization' loans is stimu lated directly by the drive, however. There can be no doubt that the work of local newspapers and the work of the Washington Better Housing Cam paign has gone far toward bringing out hidden dollars for the purpose of repairing roofs or laying cement walks or adding a room to a house, all of which can be accomplished under a ‘modernization loan.' ’’ Mr. Siddons pointed out that the amount of loans granted by the local banks represents a 46 per cent in crease in only two weeks. The pre vious figure, made public two weeks ago. showed that $150,000 had been made available up until that time. The total amount spent of $1,500. 000 is an increase of 50 per cent in the two-week period, Mr. Littlepage stated. The Federal Housing Administra tion announced that the drive has been rapidly gathering momentum in the entire country. In the last week, it was stated, loans for modernization and repair have averaged $400,000 daily, increasing the total for the 14 weeks to $13,000,000. American Radiator Co. 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Ave. NAt. 8421 f i 10-YEAR TERM GIVEN AVIATOR GUN RUNNER Georgian Confesses Theft of Ma chine Guns from K. 0. T. C. to Sell to Mexicans. By the Associated Press. MACON, Ga„ November 3.—Prank Welch Elmore, who claims Gaines ville and Americus, Ga., as his places of residence, aviator, gun runner and bank robber, was sentenced today In United States District Court to serve 10 years In the Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta. Elmore, sentenced In Laurens Coun ty several months ago to serve seven years for robbery of a bank, escaped from the chain gang, but was recap tured by Federal Agents in North Carolina several days ago. The Federal case against Elmore Is based on theft of several machine guns from the R. O. T. C. Armory at the University of Georgia, In Athens. Elmore. In court today, ad mitted the crime, and said the gufis were stolen for sale to Cuban revo lutionary factions. Delta Chi Flans Luncheons. 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