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LONG LIBEL CASE
MAY CURB ABUSE
Supreme Court Ruling to
Affect Congressional
Immunity.
BY DAVID LAWRENCE.
Government by muckraking and by
demagoguery that attacks personal
and professional reputations under the
cloak of congressional immunity may
have been materiaUy curtailed as a
consequence of a decision of the Su
preme Court of the United States just
handed down.
The highest court held that Senator
Long of Louisiana must stand trial for
an alleged libelous attack on Gen. An
gel], The court does not say that the
speech delivered by Mr. Long was li
belous. It doesn't pass on the merits
of the case at all. but holds merely
that the Louisiana Senator must stand
trial.
It so happens that Mr. Long was not
content to make his remarks in the
Senate—something for which, under
the Constitution, he could not be taken
to task—but he actually republished
the speerh and circulated it through
the mails. If. therefore, the state
ments in the speech are held in the
forthcoming trial to have been a libel.
Senator Long may have to answer to
the charge of having circulated a li
belous document.
KrpuDlirauon is issue.
Many members of Congress feel that
they can say what they please on the
floor and that they cannot be sued.
But the question raised by the Su
preme Court now is whether repub
, lication of a libelous statement is an
offense, particularly if a member of
Congress has some part in the re
printing and circulation of the re
marks.
Newspapers and periodicals have
long been held immune from damage
because they printed official proceed
ings. but the new decision raises a
question as to how far strictly libelous
attacks made in the course of public
debates may be reprinted.
There can bo no doubt that many
members of Congress in the past have
called witnesses before congressional
committees and asked them questions
which have injured their business or
professional reputations and that
many of the sensational investigations
have been undertaken with a view to
muckraking prominent persons.
It has been apparent, on the other
hand, that without this congressional
power to inquire and investigate,
many evidences of wrong-doing would
not be disclosed and the public in
terest would not be served by suppres
sion. There were years in the early
part of this century when periodicals
risked libel suits to do what the con
gressional committees do in exposing
wrong-doing.
So the question probably will hinge
on whether the circulation of an at
tack on an individual was or was not
necessary to the conduct of a hearing
or investigation In numerous in
stances it probebly has not been nec
essary.
Certainly the Supreme Court’s de
cision will tend to have a restraining
effect on the vocabularies of some of
the statesmen in the National Capital
who have hitherto felt they could say
what they pleased about anybody's
integrity and remain immune from
Euit.
Long in Novel Situation.
For a long time anything that a
Senator or a Representative said has
been considered privileged to print.
The latest decision casts some doubt
on this point and indicates that Sen
ators and Representatives may be sub
ject to civil suits, and if they are liable
it may also be held that perhaps those
who circulate liberous attacks would
be similarly subject to suit.
Nothing has been settled as to the
merits of the alleged libel. But the
fact that Senator Long must defend
himself in a civil suit is a novel situ
ation for any member of the Upper
House. There has been no suit of this
kind for many years.
Incidentally, it has been argued by
gome lawyers that statements issued
by executive officials of the Govern
ment, casting reflections on companies
or businesses, may make those of
ficials subject to suit and damages,
and it would not be surprising if the
whole subject of using official positions
to attack the integrity of individuals
and companies may not furnish some
Interesting sequels of the Huey Long
C&S6.
(Copyright. 1934J
$ 1.800 BRI DELEFT
SOON, SAYS CHINESE
Wealthy Merchant Avers She Got
$500 of Payment—Father
Is TJ. S. Citizen.
By the Associated Press.
LOS ANGELES. November 6—In
reply to her separate maintenance suit,
Kack Lew. 48. wealthy Chinese mer
chant, declared in an affidavit in Su
perior Court, yesterday he purchased
his bride for $1,800 from her father
and that she lived with him only two
weeks.
He said that his 18-year-old wife.
Toy Fong Lew, got $500 of the pur
chase price. In her suit, in which she
seeks $100 a month, the bride charges
her husband kept her a prisoner in a
one-room apartment in Chinatown,
beat her and threatened death to her
and her father if she left him.
Attorneys for the young bride ob
tained a court continuance today after
announcing settlement of the case was
expected to be made soon through
tong officials.
' Mrs. Lew was brought here three
months ago from China by her father,
Gin Lem, an American citizen,
NOTED SURGEON DIES
Dr. L. L. McArthur Helped Form
Congress of Surgery.
CHICAGO, November 6 </P).—Dr.
Lewis Linn McArthur. 76, senior sur
geon at St. Luke's Hospital and a
former president of the American
Surgical Association and other med
* leal organizations, died suddenly last)
* night. A heart attack was believed to
have been the cause of death.
Dr. McArthur was born in Boston.
. He played a prominent part in the
! formation of the International Con
gress of Surgery, founded in Belgium.
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.GUARD FREED IN SLAYING
*
* Mallory Line Employe Acquitted
in Death of Striker.

• GALVESTON, Tex.. November 6 (/p.
I—B. Porter, Mallory Line guard ln
’ dieted for murder in connection with
1 the fatal shooting of Charles Shilo,
* colored longshoreman, in the water -
1 front strike last Summer, was freed
; under an instructed verdict of not
guilty yesterday.
; Insufficient evidence was given as
reason for the instructed verdict.
I
I What’s What
Behind News
In Capital
Republicans Stayed in
Campaign to Save
Nucleus of Party.
BY PAUL MALLON.
NOW It can be told that the Re
publicans never expected to
gain anything out of the elec
tion. They have not spent any
real money, mainly because
they had none, but also because they
knew it would not do any good. They
did not even open up a New York
headquarters for the first time that
any one can remember.
From the inside, their chief purpose
has been to save the nucleus of the
party organization. The results from
Eastern and Central States, especially
Vermont and Pennsylvania, will tell
whether they did.
The Republicans have said a lot of
harsh things in this campaign, but the
only thing they are really-angry about
is the way Postmaster General Parley
took advantage of them on relief ex
penditures. They do not believe he
lived up to the rules of the game.
It is not the fact that the ad
ministration spread relief funds
around in doubtful quarters. The
Republicans expected that. They
did not expect Farley and others
to go around bragging about it.
They feel that Democratic politicos
tried to create the impression they
were handing out their own money
and not the taxpayers’.
A mass of evidence on that subject
has been collected for use in Congress
when the next relief appropriations
come up. Ine item is a quote from
Iowa Democratic State Chairman
Feuling to the effect that “This elec
tion. beyond all doubt, will determine
whether Iowa will continue to receive
• • • very liberal and much needed
Federal benefits. * * * ”
Another is an apparently authentic
unsigned Democratic campaign docu
ment for North Dakota, showing the
New Deal disbursed (320 for every
man, woman and child there.
Deny Polities Aim.
The Democratic slant on the election
from the inside is that it will be the
greatest off-year sweep in history.
The Democrats count nearly every
thing except Vermont and Pennsyl
vania as already captured, and they
are hopeful of uprooting the historic
depths of republicanism in those two
States.
They will whisper to yau that
they used the New Deal relief pro
gram as much as they could. They
say the program was not inaugu
rated for political purposes, but to
help the country. They cannot
see anything wrong about adver
tising the help they gave. They
think they will win, not because
of relief expenditures, but because
the Republicans offered no real
issue, presented no inviting alter
native program.
Every tactician in both camps will
concede that President Roosevelt gave
a better demonstration of political
skill in this election than he did in his
own election two years ago. That is a
very high compliment.
The sidetracking of Upton Sinclair
was considered superb by all Demo
cratic strategists. So was the delicate
handling of the Western Progressive
problem.
Real Bank Coop.
But far more important than those
two minor maneuvers was the way the
bankers were deftly coaxed out of the
Republican camp. That waa the mas
ter subsurface stroke of the campaign.
How deeply it hurt may be judged
from Republican Chairman Fletcher's
astounding announcement, a few days
later, the significance of which was
entirely lost at the time. Mr. Fletcher
said, in effect, that the bankers may
have sold out to the New Deal, but the
Republican party would continue to
stand for a stable currency and a bal
anced budget.
That was just about the same as a
general announcing publicly that his
artillery had deserted to the enemy,
but that he was continuing to fight
with whatever infantry he had re
maining. The boys around the stove
believe it was the most important
statement of the campaign.
— ■ —
Equally skillful from an Inner Demo
cratic view was the handling of the
cabinet and subcabinet cavalry by Mr.
Roosevelt.
First, Prof. Tugwell was shipped to
Europe six weeks before election, with
the excuse that he had been slipped on
the boat secretly to avoid a sugar suit
subpoena. The farm belt W'as not in
trusted even to Agriculture Secretary
Wallace, as he was under criticism for
dealism. The practical administrator
in the A. A. A.. Chester Davis, was dis
patched to the hustings as the main
prator.
Rich berg Main Orator.
Wallace made several speeches,
as did Farley and Ickes, but the
heaviest stumping fell upon Donald
Richberg. If you compare Rich
berg’s calming speeches with the
kind Tugwell used to make you
will get the new campaign pitch
sounded by the New Deal organ
grinders.
The most revealing story of Mr.
Roosevelt was told In Arthur Krock's
column in the New York Times re
cently. Mr. Krock said that Ex-.
Director of the Budget Lew Douglas
ince became excited in arguing with
VIr. Roosevelt about one of the Presi
lent's proposals. Said Douglas point
edly: "The reasoning behind that
proposal is the thinking of a sophist."
Mr. Roosevelt took no notice of the
remark at the time, but days later
tie called Douglas on the telephone
ibout another matter and started the
conversation off by saying:
“Now, Lew, as one old sophist to
mother-”
Mr. Douglas Is supposed to have
related the incident later to a friend,
adding: “How can you get sore at a
fellow like that?”
In the Harding off-year campaign
about $3,000,000 dollars was spent.
This year both parties have spent less
than half a million.
The Republican strategists were
somewhat baffled by Mr. Roosevelt's
Indirect support of certain independ
ent Republicans. It placed him on
their side In some ^tatee and left no
opportunity for direct, clear-cut Demo
cratic and Republican shooting.
If everything is as one-sided as the
Democrats think the conclusive re
turns should be in before midnight.
(OoCTT^jjhU 1834.1
FAST TRAIN RACE
HIT BY EASTMAN
“Bullet” Carriers Decla ed
i
Only Forerunner of Rail
road Future.
By the Associated Press.
ATLANTA, November 6.—The new
bullet train* are only a forerunner
of what is to come, Federal Co-ordina
tor of Transportation Joseph B. East
man said today, but warned railroads
it would be a "blunder” for them to
engage in a wholesale competitive
fight regardless of needs for this type
of service.
Addressing a joint meeting of the
Atlanta Freight Bureau and Civic
Clubs. Eastman said the railroads were
still the great and necessary transpor
tation system of the country and that
new competition all along the line has
brought the railroad inventor back to
life.
Sees Tide of Improvement.
‘Tor many years railroad passenger
service moved over the tracks but
otherwise stood still.” he said. “Now
a tidal wave of improvement seems
about to sweep on the scene.
"There are some dangers in the sit
uation. The fast, streamline trains
have struck the public fancy. They
are a splendid manifestation of a new
enterprise. Undoubtedly they have
their place. But their first cast Is now
very high and must come down, 'and
there is a great amount of passenger
service to which these costly trains
are not well suited, but to which other
possible improvements would be well
adapted.
Faster Car Units Sought.
"I refer to the devolpment of light
weight. speedy car units operated by
low-cost motors and able to provide a
cheaper and more flexible and more
frequent service on the branch and
secondary line."
Warning against "the same old
competitive fight” to place rival
streamline trains In service, Eastman
said "it would be a blunder of even
greater magnitude to neglect the
large opportunities which seem to be
opening up for improvement of equip
ment and service in the handling of
the freight traffic, which has always
been of far more importance from the
standpoint of railroad revenues than
the passenger traffic.”
-,
MILK PLANT BOSS
KIDNAPED, WHIPPED
Tells of Being Tied and Flogged
by Tree Limbi—Labor
Trouble Blamed.
By the Associated Press.
MIAMI, Fla., November 6.—Bleed
ing from a whipping he said was
administered by three or four men,
Louis Warncke, 35, plant superintend
ent for a Miami milk producing com
pany. told police last night of being
kidnaped from his home.
Warncke, his clothing in strips. was
taken to a hospital by a motorist who
found him staggering along a road
near Kendall, about 15 miles south of
Miami, late last night several hours
after his wife reported his seizure by
| the band of men.
Warncke. who came here in April
from Hoboken, N. J„ said he was
forced into an automobile after he
had been lured from his house on the
pretext an official of the company
wanted to talk to him in the car.
Marched into a wooded area, he
said he was suddenly thrown to the
ground, blindfolded, his arms and legs
bound, and then beaten unmercifully
by the men with fallen tree limbs.
Labor troubles were blamed by offi
cials of the Miami Home Milk Pro
ducers’ Association, Warncke's em
ployers, for the beating. Warncke,
brought here to operate an evaporating
plant, was made general plant super
intendent recently over other employes
of longer service with the company.
Warncke said he had been ordered
to leave Miami "by morning.”
CIVIL SERVICE TESTS
FOR JOBS PLANNED
Widely Varied Group of Position*
Open—Commission Will Fur*
nish Full Information,
Examinations for a widely-varied
group of positions were announced
today by the Civil Service Commis
sion. They include:
Addressograph operators, with pay
of $1,260 and $1,440, for which appli
cations wiU be received until No
vember 23.
Junior financial statistician, Securi
ties Commission. $2,000: November 26.
Steel plate engraver, Bureau of En
graving, $19.20 daily and $3.60 an
hour overtime; November 29.
Assistant engineman, steam-electric,
$1.680-$1,860; November 26.
Junior parasitologist. Department of
Agriculture, $2,000; November 26.
Assistant foreman, brush factory.
Leavenworth Penitentiary, $1,850;
November 30.
These base pay scales are subject
to the statutory deduction.
Full Information may be obtained
from the commission, Seventh and E
streets.
FAIRBANKS CAMPAIGNS
FOR DEMOCRATIC FRIEND
Actor Speaks in New Mexico on
Behalf of Clyde Tingley
For Governor.
By the Associated Press.
ALBUQUERQUE. N. Mex., Novem
ber 6.—Douglas Fairbanks, motion pic
ture star, appeared here last night as
a political speaker, keeping a promise
to Clyde Tingley, Democratic candi
date for Governor.
"If California could be so fortunate
as to have a man like Tingley to run
for Governor he would be swept into
the Governor’s chair at Sacramento
like a Kansas cyclone and would cause
an uproar that would rock the State
from San Francisco to San Diego,” j
Fairbanks said.
The actor several years ago made a
speech for Tingley when the latter was
running for re-election as City Com
mission chairman. He promised early
this year to speak again if Tingley was
nominated.
Tingley opposes Jaffa Miler, Re
publican.
Warms Answers Neglect Charges
William S. Warm*, acting captain of the steamer Morro Castle, is shown In the witness chair being questioned
by members of the United States Steamboat Inspection Service, which has charged Warms and other officers of
the ship with neglect of duty while flames destroyed the liner off the New Jersey coast September 8 with a loss
of 134 lives. —A. P. Photo.
SPONTANEOUS FIRE
IN MORRO CAUSES
_
I Hoover’s Report to Show
Numerous Explanations,
but Not Fix Blame.
By the Associated Press.
Spontaneous combustion will be
mentioned as one of the possible causes
of the fire which destroyed the liner
Morro Castle in a report by Dickerson
N. Hoover, assistant director of the
Bureau of Navigation of the Depart
ment of Commerce.
Hoover said today his report, ex
pected in a day or two. will not at
tempt to fix the cause of the disaster,
but will analyze all the ways in which
the fire might have caught.
"I am not able to say exactly how
it started,” Hoover added.
Hoover had charge of the Commerce
Department's investigation of the ship
disaster, which took 134 lives when it
caught fire off Asbury Park, N. J.t In
September.
Since then he has been preparing
his report for Secretary Roper which, 1
among other things, it is understood,1
will recommend these three major re
forms:
1. Fireproofing of all vessels.
2. Practical examinations for able
bodied seamen.
3. Revision of laws limiting liability j
of ship owners.
The origin of the fire which swept ‘
the palatial New York-to-Havana liner |
has remained a mystery all through ,
the Federal Government's lnvestiga- i
tion.
Witness after witness was called In 1
the New York Inquiry, each giving a
different hypothesis, but generally its
start in the ship s writing room.
Capt. William F. Warms and four
officers of the Morro Castle were cited j
by the steamboat inspection service
for negligence which allegedly in
creased the loss of life.
They appeared yesterday In New
York at the opening of hearings to
show cause why their licenses should
not be revoked.
BETRAYAL OF COURT’S
CONFIDENCE IS COSTLY
By th« Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, November
Betrayal of a court's confidence proved
costly yesterday to Yale Webb, 20, of
Salina, Kans., and James Dykestra,
20, of Charleston, W. Va. Both were
sentenced to Federal Penitentiary on
counterfeiting charges.
The two pleaded guilty in December,
1932, to having passed counterfeit sil
ver dollars. They were released on
probation.
Within a month, both were con
victed of having robbed a motorist.
They served 20 months.
Today they returned before Judge '
A. F. Sure, upon release from San j
Quentin penitentiary, to plead again |
on the counterfeiting charges.
Webb pleaded guilty on three counts
and was given three concurrent sen
tences which will mean a five-year
term. Dykestra pleaded guilty on a
conspiracy count, for which he was
sentenced to two years and fined
$1,000. He pleaded not guilty on two
other counts and his trial date was set
for November 10.
W
Western Railroads to
Spend S12,000,000
On Air-Conditioning
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO. November 6.—Rail
roads of the Western territory
will spend more than $12,000,000
for air-conditioning to lure pas
sengers next Summer.
H. G. Taylor, chairman of the
Western Association of Railway
Executives, announced yesterday
that the roads' program for
modernizing trains were practi
cally completed.
Taylor said 1.200 cars of a full
quota of 2.500 would be air-con
ditioned. Of these 700 cars would
be Pullmans and 500 coaches.
EDWARD J. COHNAN
COMMITS SUICIDE
Acting Chief of Division of Bi
ology of Agriculture Depart
ment Inhales Gas.
Edward J. Cohnan. 55. acting chief
of the Diviaion of Biology. Department
of Agriculture, committed suicide
shortly before last midnight by turn
ing on the gas in the kitchen of his
apartment at 3426 Sixteenth street.
Cohnan s head was resting on the
oven door of a stove in which all jets
had been opened when the body was
discovered by a roommate. Leslie Pat
tin. Friends said Cohnan had re
cently received hospital treatment for
a nervous disorder occasioned by the
death of his mother here about a year
ago.
Cohnan left a note requesting that
his body be cremated and a will leav
ing most of his effects to his sister,
Mrs. D. C. Streckler of Rock Island.
111. He also directed that $100 be paid
to Pattin.
Coroner A. Magruder MacDonald
issued a certificate of suicide. Cohnan's
sister was notified of the tragedy.
MARYNOLAN HELD
ON FALSE CHARGES
Former Ziegfeld Actress Jailed
for Pennsylvania Police.
Not Wanted Later.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK. November 6—Mary
Nolan, the "bad luck" girl of the
musical comedy stage. Is. after all this
hubbub, not wanted by Pennsylvania
police.
From the chief of police in Hazel
ton came this telegram today to local
headquarters:
"Charges false. Mary Nolan not
wanted.”
At the instance of Pennsylvania au
thorities. Miss Nolan, who was Imo
gene Wilson when Ziegfeld glorified
her, was taken to jail last night and
held as a fugitive from justice.
Hazleton police said she was wanted
in connection with disappearance of
$2,000 in cash belonging to Louis Keff
man. a Newark, N. J., theatrical book
ing agent.
Keffman reported the money disap
peared Sunday night after he had en
tertained Miss Nolan at a Hazleton
night club where the former musical
comedy star was employed.
i
District’s New System to
Aid Persons on Relief
Goes Into Effect.
« _
The sale of milk at 8 cents a
quart to families on the relief rolls
I became an actuality today as the low
price milk was distributed to 5,000
families.
According to arrangements worked
out yesterday by Commissioner Allen,
these families are given requisitions
for the milk on the basis of 1
quart per day for each child under
2 years old and 1 5>int for each
child from 2 to 12. These requisitions
are good at any milk distributor who
is a member of the N. R. A.
A system is now being worked out
so that the sale of low' cost milk
to persons employed on work re
lief projects also may be allowed.
' At present such persons are paid in
cash for their work and may not be
paid in kind. Allen said that all of
] their cases would be re-investigated,
| the amount of work of those who
I have children scaled down, and ap
1 propriate milk requisitions given
| them.
The present milk-buying program is
1 being financed by *10.»00 saved out of
the administrative fund of the Emer
gency Relief Division, together with
the *220 per day formerly spent by the
division In the purchase of milk at i
11 cents per quart.
It provides for the immediate pur
chase of 1,729 gallons of milk per day,
for which the producers receive 4
cents per quart and the distributors 8
cents. This will be expanded to 2,500
gallons per day if the market war
rants. Families on relief will not be
limited to the stated allowances per
child if they wish to spend more of
their relief income on milk. They will
be sold tickets for 8 cents each, which
may be traded for quarts of relief milk.
Allen announced the new program
yesterday after a conference with As
sistant Corporation Counsel Elwood
Seal, Director of Emergency Relief
Alice Hill, Director of School Lunches
Katherine Ansley and Otto J. Cass,
i business manager of the Emergency
I Relief Division.
INSULL ASSOCIATE
REASSERTS FAITH
Mail Fraud Case Defense Seeks
to Show Utility Magnate Had
Confidence of Aides.
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, November 6—The de
fense in the Insull mail fraud case is
seeking to show that Samuel Insull's
16 co-defendants had faith in the
leadership of the 74-year-old defend
ant.
"I had the highest opinion of Mr.
Insull's ability and integrity of any
man I ever knew, except Harold L.
Stuart” Clarence T. MacNeille said
in Federal Court yesterday. The first
co-defcndant to take the stand, he is
vice president of the investment house
of Halsey Stuart & Co.
- “'And, gentlemen,” he said. “I have
that opinion and faith today.”
Not only did the witness defend
Insull and Stuart, who is also a de
fendant and president of Halsey Stu
art & Co., but he told the jurors he
beUeved in the truth of statements
made to the Investing public in a
circular.
MacNeiUe said he invested *375,000
in Insull’s Corporation Securities Co.
He asserted his rally return was
$30,000 in cash dividends and pre
ferred stock and 75 shares in stock
dividends on the common, which he
cashed at the market price. He said
he still had the original stock hold
ings, now worthless.
Cement Plant to Open.
DULUTH, November 6 <JF).—The
Universal Atlas Cement Co. plant here,
closed two months, will resume opera
tions about November 15. employing
about 300 men, to fill a large order In
connection with construction of the
Fort Peck Dam.
COMMUNITY CHEST
CARDS ARE ISSUED
i
Group Pledge Forms Are
Given Firms at Mobili
zation Meeting.
The Community Chest campaign of
1934 began informally today with the
distribution by the group solicitation
unit of pledge cards to workers in all
Washington firms employing more
than 20 persons. Return of these
cards will not be asked until after
the official opening of the campaign
Monday.
Distribution of the cards was
undertaken by key men of the unit |
after a mobilization meeting of the |
body at the Raleigh Hotel last night |
at which 375 campaign chairmen and ;
key men were nresent.
The group Solicitation unit, charged ,
with the solicitation of all Washing
ton's business and professional firms
as units, is composed of division
chairmen and key men from the
various business firms. These men
will lead the actual work of solicita
tion among the employes of Washing
ton’s business houses.
Walter B. Clarkson, chairman of
the unit, presided at last night’s
meeting, which was preceded by a
dinner. He introduced H. L. Rust, jr.,
campaign chairman, who, comment
ing on the fact that the Chicago
White Sox. famous as the "hitless
wonders" had won a world series, said
he was going to see how far a "speech
less chairman” could get. He thanked
the workers for the promptness and
good spirit displayed in carrying out
the pre-campaign organization.
Wheeler Describe* Task.
W. W. Wheeler, chairman of the
Chest Speakers’ Bureau, appealed to
the workers who will lead the actual
fight for the Community Chest's 1934
goal of *1,675,000. He detailed the
task confronting Jhe workers this year
and asked and answered many hypo
thetical questions all workers are
likely to be called upon to answer as
to the purposes of the campaign,
those benefitted by the Chest activi
ties, and the methods of handling
Chest funds.
Newbold Noyes, former general
chairman, told the unit workers it is
the duty of heads of business firms to
talk to their employes of their obliga
tions and to show them the importance
of the Chest. He cautioned business
heads not to use pressure nor to let
any hint of coercion Bppear in their
talks to employes. He said, from his
own experience, that he believes most
employers would far rather make the
Community Chest appeal to their own
employes than have an outside speaker
take over this duty for them.
James A. Councilor, campaign audi
tor, in a "business address” to the
workers, outlined to them the method
they should employ In making returns
so as to work in harmony with the
auditing unit.
William McClellan, an area chair
man In the Group Solicitation Unit,
reminded members of the unit that
they "have a big job to perform and
the only way to get any such job
done is to go out and reaily do it.”
On Platform.
On the platform at the dinner were
Chairman Clarkson, Lloyd Wilson.
Rust, E. C. Orahajii. Clarence Phelps
Dodge, Herbert L. Millett, jr.: Mr.
Noyes. John H. Hanna, Mr. Coun
cilor, Bernard Wvcofl. Gen. Frederick
W. Coleman. Capt. H. A. Gardyne,
Joseph D. Kaufman. Laurence E.
Rubel, Harry Hites, Francis G. Ad
dison, Mr. Wheeler, William Mont
gomery, Clarence A. Aspinwall, W.
W. Everett, S. Percy Thompson,
Eugene McLean, John Saul. Karl W.
Corby. Lanier P McLachlen. Rev.
Albert H. Lucas, Sanford Bates and
B. M. Luchs.
Two similar pre-campaign meetings
of the principal Chest units are
scheduled this week—the Metropolitan
Unit tomorrow night at the Willard
Hotel and the Special Gifts Unit
Thursday night at the Mavflower
Hotel.
The Treasury Department Unit will
meet at 5 p.m. tomorrow in the Com
merce Department auditorium, with
Assistant Secretary L. W. Robert, jr,
vice chairman of the Chest Campaign
Committee and head of the Treasury
Unit, presiding. Secretary of the
Treasury Morgenthau. Gen. Coleman
and other speakers will be heard.
The head of each bureau and di
vision of the Treasury Department
has been made a chairman, or key
man. in charge of solicitations. Nearly
1.000 of these chairmen and key men
will be in charge of the work among
the 17.000 employes of the Treasury
Department. Before tomorrow's meet
ing all the chairmen and key men are
expected to make their personal con
tributions.
The Bureau of Internal Revenue
held its first meeting in connection
with the Community Chest campaign
in the lobby of the Internal Revenue
Building yesterday afternoon.
The chairman of the meeting.
Aubrey R. Marrs, head of the tech
nical staff, emphasized the importance
of the Community Chest to the City
of Washington. He introduced Frank
A. Birgfeld, chief clerk of the Treas
ury Department, who spoke of his
Interest in both the Community Chest
and the bureau and expressed the
hope that every employe of the bureau
would find it possible to contribute
to the Chest.
BYRD PARTY ADVANCES
Four to Prepare Flight Base at
Mount Grace McKinley.
LITTLE AMERICA, Antarctica,
November 6 (Via Mackay Radio)
t.P>.—The land sledgtng party under
the leadership of Paul Siple yesterday
was at the base of Mount Grace Mc
Kinley, the southwest peak in the
Edsel Ford Range, which it reached
yesterday.
Siple's party, consisting of himself
an dthree other men traveling with
three teams of nine dogs each, set out
from Little America October 14.
The party will prepare a base for
in exploration flight by Rear Admiral
Richard E. Byrd.
Army Air Corps Chiefs Meet
With Board Behind Closed
Doors.
The fate of plana to merge Army
*nd Navy aviation hung in the bal
ance today as the Federal Aviation
Commission, created to recommend a
permanent aviation policy for the Na
tion, summoned military aviation
chiefs before it in executive session
For the firit time since the com
mission began its exhaustive hear
ings early in September, the door* of
the big conference room on the sev
enth floor of the Commerce Depart
ment Building were closed to the pub- I
lie as the commission plunged into
the vital and delicate task of con
sidering the future of military flying
in the United States.
Air Chiefs Summoned.
MaJ. Gen. Benjamin D. Foulois, *
chief of the Air Corps, and Brig. Gen.
Oscar Westover, assistant chief, were
closeted with the commission for sev
eral hours today—the first of the ac
tual military air chiefs to be sum
moned.
The military phase of the commis
sion’s investigation, following weeks
devoted to all the phases of civil aero
nautics, began formally yesterday
with a preliminary hearing of officers
of the war Department general staff.
Navy chiefs and leaders of the Navy
Bureau of Aeronautics will be sum
moned after the Army Air Corps phase
of the study is concluded.
Yesterday Brig. Gen. Charles E.
Kilbourne, assistant chief of staff. '
War Plana Division, opened the mili
tary phase' of the heanngs. It is
understood he presented a summary
bf the War Department policies con
tenting Army aviation and the Gen
?ral Staff view of the newly created
General Headquarters Air Force.
Discusses Strength.
He also Is understood to have dis
cussed considerations behind tr«
adoption of the present approved Aif
Corps strength tables, the interna
tional situation, possible lines of at
tack upon the United States ant*
its possessions, with special refer
ence to the amount of aviation that
could be brought by foreign powers
against any strategical area in the ,
United States and our own require
ments to meet such attacks.
Gen. Kilbourne was followed by
Col. Irving J. Phillison, who explained
the system of the War Department
budget, with special reference to the
estimates for aviation, with a sum
mary of Air Corps appropriations
since passage of the five-year build
ing program of 1926.
Yesterday afternoon Brig. Gen. A.
T. Smith, assistant chief of staff, In
telligence Division, testified as to de
velopment of military aviation in for
eign countries, especially as regards
programs for increased strength in
aviation as a result of the appar
ent failure of the Disarmament Con
ference.
STRIKERS IGNORED
IN PLANT CLOSING
Ludlow Mills Are Shut Sown In
definitely Following Walk
out of 1,100.
By the Assoclited Press.
LUDLOW. Mass . November 6.—"In
definite closing" of the mills of the
Ludlow Manufacturing Associates,
where a technical strike of 1.100 em
ployes began yesterday, was announced
today by a company official.
Yesterday the closing was announced
as for one week, with possibility erf ex
tending the shutdown should condi
tions warrant. The reason given today
for the shutdown waa overproduction
and the fact that current shipments
of finished jute products do not war
rant opening the mills at this time.
Picketing of the mil! gates was re
sumed early today, but many left the
line after rain began, and late in the
morning picketing had virtually ceased.
The strike technically began early
yesterday because of the company's
refusal to answer categorically six de
mands of the United Textile Union
members. The mill management de
rlared today that it does not recognise
there is a strike, and for that reason
foes not intend to enter Into any
negotiations.
TUGWELL IN DUBLIN
Received by Free State Minister
of Agriculture.
DUBLIN, Irish Free State. Novem
ber 6 —Prof. Rexford Guy Tug
wen, undersecretary of Agriculture ef
the United States, returning home
from a European trip, was received to
nay by Dr. James Ryan, Free State
minister of agriculture.
Dr. Ryan is one of the stalwarts
>f President de Valera's campaign to
make the Free State economically in
fependent.
Prof Tugwell was entertained at
lunch In the United States Legation
5y James Orr Den by, the first aecre
taiy. He wii sail on the 6. S. Man
lattan Friday.
BAND CONCERTS.
By the United States Soldiers’ Home
Band Orchestra, this evening in Stan
ley Hall, at 5:30 o’clock. John S. M.
Zimmermann, bandmaster; Anton
Pointner. associate leader.
March, "The Guiding Star". .Stieblita
Overture, "The Emperor”.Kelsler
Morceau, "Chanson Napolitana”
_ ~ Boisdefire
Excerpts from musical comedy,
"Countess Maritza”.Kalman
Novelty. “A Bag O’ Bones’*.Mills
Italso Petito, "Lovely Lucerne”.Godin
Pinale. “The Pox Trail”... .Zamecnlk
“The Star Spangled Banner.**
By the United States Navy Band
Orchestra, this evening at 8 o’clock
n the Sail Loft. Navy Yard. Lieut.
Charles Benter, leader; Alex. Morris]
isslstant leader.
Overture, “Iphigenle et Aullde"
Von Gluck
Suite from the opera, “Castor et
PoUux”.Rameau
Overture.
Gavotte.
Tambourin.
Air Gai.
Menuet.
Passepled.
Chaconne.
Symphony, "Symphony, No. 8, in
P ®faJor"., Beethoven
Allegro Vivace.
Allegretto Scherzando.
Menueto.
Plnale, Allegro Vivace.
>llo solo, "Pim Movement, Prelude
and Andante Maestoso,’ from
Concerto in D Minor”.Lalo
Samuel Stern.
'The Apprentice Sorcerer”.Ducatt
The National Anthem, ’
Ramon of Heigh-Ho Sues Wife9
Charging Deception Over Baby
Charging his wife pretended she
was going to give birth to a child and
then presented him with a baby
daughter that she purchased from
some unknown source, Ramon Bay
asco-Perna, maitre de hotel at the
Heigh-Ho Club, today filed suit in
District Supreme Court for limited
divorce on the ground the shock of
discovering that the baby was not his
own had seriously impaired his health.
Ramon, as the plaintiff, is familiarly
known to patrons of the club, says
he and hia wife, Mrs. Catherine C.
Bayasco-Pema, were married in Bal
timore in 1923.
For several months prior to last
July, according to the suit, the wife
pretended she was going to give birth
to a child. On July 25, Ramon says, <
his wife induced a nurse to call him
at his place of employment and ad
vise him to come home immediately
as a baby daughter had just been bom
to his wife. Ramon says he was
“proud and happy" until he discovered I
recently that his wife had not given
birth to the child. He asserts, through
the law firm of King * Nordllnger.
that living with his wife has become '
intolerable. t •
Life’s Like That
BY FRED NEHER.
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