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MOVE FOR STABLE
CURRENCY IS SEEN
Removal of Restrictions on
Foreign Exchange Shows
Confidence.
BY DAVID LAWRENCE.
Removal of restrictions on purchase
Of foreign exchange is always the
forerunner of an effort to stabilize
Torld currencies.
The action of the Treasury Depart
ment in cutting out all red tape in
terfering with the export of American
capital to foreign lands—with the
possible exception of gold and silver
metal—is equivalent to an announce
ment that the whole world must here
after regard the American dollar as
unafraid of raids from speculators or
Other untoward influences.
Simultaneously with the statement
from Washington of a removal of ex
Change restrictions came London dis
patches predicting a reduction of the
Bank of England's bank rate. Eng
land doesn't want hoarded capital, but
wants it distributed in world-wide
trade.
Think and Act Together.
This would indicate that Great
Britain and the United States are
thinking and acting together—at least
through their banking systems—in or
der to create a stable monetary sit
uation.
The practical effect of America's
step in removing exchange restrictions
Is to enable any American to send
his money abroad in unlimited quanti
ties and to buy whatever he likes in
other countries. This will tend to
show the world that any danger of
a flight of capital from America, due
to inflation fears, has been averted.
1 The feeling here, of course, is that
the recent elections demonstrated a
united Nation behind the President
and that Europe and Latin America
must realize the time has come for
the reopening of foreign trade by a
gradual removal of the barriers which
have thwarted commercial intercourse
for the last year and a half.
, Some hint of the administration's
• desires was given in the speech of
Secretary of State Cordell Hull 10 days
ago before the National Foreign Trade
.Convention, when he said:
"Commerce has been strangled by
quotas, embargoes, exchange restric
tions and other oppressive trade meas
ures. These trade deterrents are re
eponsible for world trade, comprising
exports and imports, having a value
of $68,000,000,800 in 1929 having
•hrunk to $24,000,000,000 in 1933.
Meanwhile the share of the United
- States has decreased from $10,000,
000,000 to $2,500,000,000.
Urges Quotas End.
"In the light of such appalling loss,
how can any thinking person, desiring
his own or his country's prosperity,
fail to search out the causes of the
disaster and seek to remove them?"
Mr. Hull went on to advocate a
cessation of the quota system of regu
lating the amount of export or import
trade. It is understood that France.
Which began the quota method, is
giving serious consideration to its
abandonment. This may mean that
the United States, by removal of ex
change restrictions, is making a ges
ture which will permit other coun
tries to follow.
It is also important to refer now to
a paragraph from the speech of George
N. Peek, special adviser to President
Roosevelt on foreign trade, also de
livered before the New York conven
tion, in which he declared the most
powerful factor in congesting interna
tional trade is the exchange restriction
Imposed by 35 nations. He said:
"The effect is that such countries
are using the money due exporters,
without their consent and against their
will, and that payment is being made
Anally upon the terms of foreign gov
ernments. at their discretion, often
without Interest, and with charges and
discounts fixed by them or at best
regulated as a result of reluctant
agreement.
"In the case of countries exercising
exchange controls against us, the
satisfactory solution of the exchange
problem should be made a prerequisite
to the negotiation of any general trade
agreement."
America Begins Clean-lTp.
Mr. Peek thinks the Government
might be compelled to handle all ex
change with selected countries at a
reasonable charge. But whatever the
solution may be as to particular situ
ations, the fact remains that America
has made a start in endeavoring to
clear up exchange restrictions, and
that the countries which insist on
maintaining such restrictions against
us may find themselves the object of
special treatment in trade relations.
The whole question of reciprocity
and tariff barriers is being worked
out slowly by the Department of State
with some of the smaller countries
In the hope of developing a formula
that will have broad international
significance.
(Copyright. 1£>34.)
MELLON DISAVOWS
ART GALLERY PLAN
Building or Endowment in Capi
tal or Elsewhere Held Not
Considered.
Denying reports that he Intended to
build and endow an art gallery in
Washington, Andrew W. Mellon,
former Secretary of the Treasury, to
day Issued the following statement:
"The report that I have arranged
to build an art gallery at Washing
ton Is entirely unfounded. I have en
gaged no architects, have caused no
plans to be drawn and have made no
commitment to build or endow a gal
lery at Washington, Pittsburgh or
elsewhere.
"For many years I have bought
paintings from time to time with the
idea that eventually they would be
made available to the public. Many
of these paintings are museum pieces,
and I have given them to an educa
tional and charitable trust. This trust
also owns a number of important
paintings from the Russian Hermitage
collection which were brought to this
country several years ago.
"Hie trustees have absolute discre
tion to dispose of all of these paint
ings for the benefit of the public by
*ray of either public gift, exhibition or
Bale. In case of sale the proceeds will
be used for such public educational or
charitable purposes as they, the trus
tees, may determine. The trustees are
not likely, under existing condition*,
to come to any decision for some time
as to what will be the eventual dis
position of these pictures, and no
further details or lists of the pictures
will be given out.
"When any decision Is made by the
trustees, it will be anapunced by them,
and any report fro» other sources
must be taken as purely speculative."
What's What
Behind News
In Capital
Business Takes Attitude
of Co-Operation to
New Deal.
BY PAUL MALLON.
THE white shirts have changed
ties. Those black crepes they
wore so long In mourning for
New Deal deficiencies have
lately been discarded. The
best dressed industrialist, you may
have noticed. Is now setting a more
cheerful style.
election.
At that time the bellwether boys
sent word down the sideline advising
a less critical attitude toward the New
Deal. The leadership is supposed to
have been undertaken by the intelli
gently directed National Association
of Manufacturers. At least the hand
outs from that influential group lately
have assumed a new co-operative
tone.
Every one knows the bankers
fell in line, but Jew noticed that
the business news dispensers have
also. A month ago the latter group
was telling the business world
President Roosevelt was a destroyer
of the Constitution: today he is its
sole defender, in their opinion.
From a strictly business standpoint,
everyone here considers that the
change of style is the best thing that
could have happened for business.
Turn to Co-operation.
The contributing reason for the
change is more important and less
obvious than the election. It had its
deep roots in the growing feeling that
money could be made in business today
if more men would go out and try to
do it, instead of sitting down yelling
for help. They began to realize that
they could make more money by ac
cepting conditions and trying to run
their businesses profitably in the light
of exisiting conditions, instead of de
voting themselves to fighting against
something they could not change
anyway.
The boys in Wall Street caught
on to that first. They fought
against regulation, but when they
were licked they started trying to
make money under regulation by
co-operation rather than by gloomy
resistance.
That does not mean the industrial
ists, the financiers and the bankers
are for the New Deal or that they will
stand it any longer than they have to.
It means merely that they got wise.
Business Parleys Ended.
The December radio talk by Mr.
Roosevelt will contain those new ideas
he has been secretly cooking up in his
conferences with business men and
budgetary officials. He has about
cleaned up the business conferences.
Lately he got down to some small fry
whose names did not appear in the
papers and need not have.
The hint has been dropped that
he will break the budget and relief
plans in the radio speech. This will
be more encouraging news than
business has been expecting on that
subject.
Probably included will be plans
for self-help based on farm home
steading, a conservative five-year
building program, work relief, a
promised end of the dole—and pos
sibly even a flotation of recovery
bonds in small denominations.
The other plans for aiding the
heavy industries, railroad reorganiza
tion, N. R. Α., Α. Α. Α., etc., may
await his message to Congress, which
has been in the process of formula
tion for several weeks.
The New Dealers are already day
dreaming about 1936. The way they
figure it out, Mr. Roosevelt cannot
lose. Their idea is to get to work
early on Maine. They want to run
their popular Democratic Governor,
Braun, against Republican Senator
White. If Braun defeats White they
would steal the old, inaccurate Re
publican slogan. "As Maine Goes, so
Goes the Nation."
Another good talking point they
are preparing is the one that the
Senate is certain to be Democratic
after 1936. Not enough Senator»
are up for re-election in '36 to de
prive the Democrats of control.
They can tell the country that the
election of a Republican President
would only botch things up.
But those are merely extraneous
visions. The real one is based on
the possibilities of establishing a
Roosevelt Democratic dynasty as
self-perpetuating aa the old Repub
lican machine. The Dçpiocrats now
have control of patronage down to
the dog catcher in most States. In
two years they can make every rural
free delivery man Into a vote deliv
erer, as the Republicans did.
McCormack Dark Horae.
An excellent dark horse bet for
Democratic floor leadership Is Mas
sachusetts' Representative McCor
mack.
The Democratic bosses may decide
the speakership. Tammany, con
troled by Farley, Illinois by Igoe,
Pennsylvania by Guffey, New Jersey
by Moore, will get their heads to
gether on it shortly.
Neither Senator La Follette nor Mr.
Roosevelt will ever admit it, but one
of the things they are supposed to
have talked about at the White House
is the possibility of appointing some
members of La Follette's new Progres
sive party to those various Govern
ment commissions. The law will per
mit it.
Washington mourns some excellent
Republican Representatives cut down
In the Roosevelt sweep, Including
Clyde Kelley of Pennsylvania and
Fred Britten of Illinois.
A Republican authority has figured
out that the election showed a de
crease» of 7.547,000 in the Democratic
vote since 1932, while the Republican
poll decreased only 3,300,000. This
was probably due to many Southern
Democrats not bothering to vote.
The December Roosevelt radio
speech is the one Upton Sinclair has
been waiting for, eut it will not go
far enough to pleafif him.
(Copyright. 1331J
BORAH TO PREPARE
RESTORATION BILL
Senator Will Push Move to
Return U. S. Salary
on January 1.
The movement for restoration of the
last 5 per cent of the Government pay
cut as of January 1 was given impetus
by the statement of Senator Borah,
Republican, of Idaho, yesterday after
noon that he will prepare such a bill
If no one else does.
"According to reports on the in
creased cost of living the Government
employes ought to have the cut back
by January 1," the Idaho Senator
said.
Although Congress does not meet
until January 3, the last session set a
precedent for retroactive action on the
salary question by voting late in March
to restore the first 5 per cent of the
15 per cent jcut, as of February 1.
May Vote for Bonus.
Although he has opposed the sol
diers' bonus in the past, Senator
Borah said yesterday he would vote
for payment now if the administra
tion's new relief program proves in
adequate.
"If I thought I really was support
ing a relief proposition, I would favor
it." he continued. "My vote will be
governed by the Roosevelt policy on
relief. The Government has made
the pledge to pay and the question
now is only when it is to be paid."
Borah, who announced last week he
favored cancellation of the more than
$200,000,000 in Interest owed the Gov
ernment by the veterans on bonus
loans, said yesterday he would intro
duce a bill to do this if no one else
lid.
He also plans to reoffer his bill to
restore operation of the anti-trust
laws, suspended to permit industries
to co-operate with the Government
in controlling wages, hours, produc
tion and prices under N. R. A.
Farmers Opposed.
The Idahoan asserted many small
business men interviewed by him in
recent months were opposed to the
recovery act and many farmers had
told him they disliked the crop re
duction phases of the agriculture pro
gram. He said he would like to see
acreage curtailment policies scrapped.
Evidence which Borah claims beprs
out, in part at least, his assertion that
administration of relief to the needy
is attended by "shameful waste" will
be placed before F. E. R. A. officials
today.
The Senator arrahged yesterday for
a conference with Harry L. Hopkins'
chief investigator. Since he made his
charges Saturday, Borah said he had
received many telegrams and letters
indorsing his stand and offering evi
dence to substantiate his statements.
Asked if he had received any re
ports of graft as well as waste, Borah
said:
"I haven't discovered anything as
yet that could be called graft in the
sense we usually use that word."
ARIZONA RUSHES
FORCES 10 FRONT
National Guardsmen Near
Isolated Sector to Protect
State Sovereignty.
By the Associated Près».
PHOENIX, Ariz., November 13 —
Arizona's armed forces in the Colo
rado River "war" sped to the iront
today to "protect the sovereignty" oi
their State from construction crews
seeking to proceed with the building
of Parker Dam.
One hundred and one National
Guardsmen, including machine gun
ners as well as riflemen, neared the
isolated sector to augment the six
man detachment which has main
tained a Summer-long watch on ac
tivities of workmen. The troops are
under orders to arrest and court
martial any "Invaders" until Arizona
is assured it will receive half of the
hydroelectric power generated by the
new dam.
Workers Retreat.
In the face of Gov. Β. B. Moeur's
proclamation of .martial law on a
3-square-mile area at the site, work
er* retreated with their pile-driving
derrick to the California side of the
stream.
The troops are expected to reach
Parker at noon. There they will
board the Julia B., a river steamboat,
for the last leg of the trip.
Parker is only 18 miles below the
dam site by river, but 84 miles over
mountainous country by land.
Ignoring the promise of Harold L.
Ickes, Secretary of the Interior, that
"the whole matter would be settled
to Arizona's satisfaction" Gov. Moeur
ordered out the Guardsmen yester
day.
8ix Companies Enter State.
Construction crews of Six Com
panies, Inc., already have "invaded"
Arizona, he said, in preliminary work
for the dam which will supply water
to Los Angeles.
"W· have waited now until we
have almoet been backed off the
map," the Governor said, "we want
to know what we are going to receive
in return for the money we have
spent through the years trying to
develop our interests in the Colorado."
manIîfôÛndîead
AT PIMLICO TRACK
Bank Book Issued to Gottlieb W.
Dietz Discovered in Pocket
by Officials.
Br the Associated Press.
BALTIMORE, November 13.—The
body of an unidentified middle-aged
man was found early today in a hedge
at the Pimlico race track. A col
ored stable employe stumbled over
the man's legs and immediately called
the police. He was pronounced dead
at a hospital.
In a pocket of his clothing was
found a bank book issued In Phila
delphia to Gottlieb W. Dietz. He
also had a pair of spectacles and
$22.30 In money and was poorly
dressed.
Now We Know.
A kiss Is "an a»tomical juxtaposi
tion of two orbicularis oris muscles in
a state or contraction." *
Fugitive Caught
INDICTED BANKER LIVED
AS HERMIT.
Γ
NICHOLAS Λ. SCHWALL,
Indicted for the embezzlement of
$56,000 from the First National
Bank, of Willmette, 111., of which
he was an officiai, was recently ar
rested near Conover. Wis. For over
two years he had been living the
life of a modern "Robinson Crusoe,"
subsisting on food he was able to
procure for himself In the deep
woods surrounding a small cabin
hideaway he built for himself.
Schwall Is married and Is the
father of three children.
—A. P. Photo.
ΗΠ OFFICIALS HIT
SPEED LIMIT BANS
Hazen, Van Duzer, Brown
Oppose Abolition Talk
by Garnett.
(Continued From First Page.)
am shown by the experience» of other
jurisdictions."
Garnett began his attack last night
on the traffic regulations as a means
of illustrating the demoralizing effect
of too many laws and of laws which
cannot be strictly obeyed.
"Why, it makes a fellow want to say
'to hell with all laws,' " said the
prosecutor.
Speed Law Held Ridiculous.
The official described the District's
speed laws as "ridiculous" and "im
possible to enforce."
"Each time I was arrested I thought
it was without justification," he de
clared. "One morning I was driving
through the park about 40 miles an
hour and not an automobile was in
sight. It was during the Cannon
trial and I was thinking of that and
not noticing how fast I was going,
when an officer stopped me.
"He said, 'Don't you know you were
malting 40?"
" 'What if I was?' I responded.
'Haven't you got anything better to do
than follow me around?'
"I don't know which of us was the
more embarrassed,'" he later added
nrif Vi ο lenrrVi
Careful Driving Main Need.
Every one breaks the speed laws,
Garnett asserted. "I'd like to see the
fellow who doesn't go 25 when he is
supposed to go 22," he said. "And
what difference does it make whether
a man driving along a street like
Connecticut avenue is going 22 mile»
an hour or 30, just co long as he is
driving carefully. Take the town of
Norfolk as an example. They have no
speed limit there, but it goes awfully
hard with the fellow who gets caught
for reckless driving."
One of the reasons Washington has
so much crime is because it has so
much law. the prosecutor said, telling
the trade body members that "putting
impossible laws on the statute books
breeds disrespect for law."
He repeated the attack on the Dis
trict's Indeterminate sentence and
parole law that he first voiced at the
mass meeting in the Mayflower Hotel
recently, sponsored by the bar asso
ciation in its war against crime.
Raps One-Fifth Terms.
"There is no reason why a criminal
In the District should be eligible for
parole after serving but one-fifth of
his sentence, while the man who
commits the same offense in Hyatts
ville cannot get out until he has
served one-third of his sentence. X in
sist upon m return to the Federal
parole system."
Virginia, where he once was prose
cutor, was cited by Garnett as an
example of law enforcement through
adequate punishment.
"There is no racketeering and no
parole board in Virginia and its crime
record will comparé favorably with
that of any State," said the speaker.
Commercialized gambling is the
basis of most racketeering here, he
told the Board of Trade members.
He prefaced his references to gam
bling by saying that he did not want
to be placed in the role of a re
former and that he, himself, some
times went to the races.
"I do not think risking a little
money on a game of pitch and toss
Is the worst crime in the world, but
I do believe that commercialized
gambling provides the money behind
most of this city's racketeering," he
declared.
Would Pas* uammg nui.
He urged strongly the Board of
Trade to support the stringent gam
ing bill which has been drawn up
by Corporation Counsel E. Barrett
Prettyman for presentation to Con
gress.
The "numbers" game goes Into
every high school in the city and
even the courts are not free of it,
Gamett disclosed. He said that a
runner makes a daily collection of
bets from attaches of one of the
local courts.
"There is nothing we can do about
It," he added, "because there Is no
law that can touch It."
Oarnett's address was the last of
a series of talks by civic leaders, in
cluding Odell S. Smith, chairman of
the Public Order Committee; George
W. Offutt, chairman of the Alco
hol Beverage Control Board: Robert
V. Fleming, president of the Board of
Trade; Claude Owen, past president;
Maj. Ernest W. Brown, superintendent
of police, and Prank Morrison, secre
tary of the American Federation of
Labor.
Reporting for a subcommittee which
he headed, Offutt recommended crea
tion of three groups. One would
seek more policemen and better police
equipment; the second would fight
for reform of the penal code, and the
third would' foster co-operation be
tween citizens and law enforcement
agencies.
Maj. Brawn said evasion of jury
service by^ubstantial citizens pre
vents proper law enforcement, -
CORCORAN EXHIBIT
JURY APPOINTED
Jonas Lie of New York
Heads Five Who Will
Judge Paintings.
A jury of Ave of Amerioa'e outstand
ing artiste has been appointed to se
lect paintings and ma>ce awards for
the Fourteenth Biennial Exhibition
of Contemporary American Oil Paint
ings, to be held at the Corcoran Gal
lery of Art March 24 to May 5, 1935,
inclusive.
Trustees of the gallery have an
nounced that the following painters
have consented to serve on the jury:
Jonas Lie of New York City, chair.·
man; George Harding of Philadelphia,
Victor Higgins of Taos, N. Mex.;
Henry Lee McPee of Woodstock, Ν. Y.,
and Richard E. Miller of Province
town, M«ss.
The Jury will pick from thousands
of paintings submitted foi the show
the works which they believe are wor
thy of Inclusion in the forthcoming
national art display and will choose
the pictures which are to win for
their creators the coveted William A.
Clark Prize Awards.
The awards, established through
1 the late Senator William A. Clark's
endowment of $100,000, are: First
•prize, $2,000 and the Corcoran
Gold Medal: second, $1,500 and the
Corcoran Silver Medal; third, $1,000'
and the Corcoran Bronie Medal, and
fourth, $500 and the Corcoran honor
able mention certificates.
Lie Recently Honored.
Chairman Lie recently was elected
president of the National Academy of
Design, the oldest and largest organi
zation of artists in America. He is
one of the country's foremost paint
ers of landscape and marine subjecls.
One of his works, "The Storm," is In
the permanent collection of the Cor
coran Gallery.
A native of Norway. Mr. Lie came
to the United States when a small boy.
He studied at night at the National
Academy of Design and the Arts Stu
dents' League of New York while
working in a cotton factory as a
designer and exhibited lh annual
shows when scarcely 20. He has re
ceived many awards, and his paintings
are in many public and private collec
tions throughout the country. At the
time of the building of the Panama
Canal he made a series of paintings
vividly depicting this project. These
paintings later were presented to the
United States Military Academy at
West Point as a memorial to Gen.
«jueinais.
Mr. Harding is a leading Philadel
phia artist and a member of the facul
ty oi the Pennsylvania Academy of
the Fine Arts. Born in Philadelphia,
he studied at the Pennsylvania Acad
emy, with Howard Pyle, and abroad.
He is well known for his murals in
hotels, theaters and banks. During
the World War he was one of the offi
cial artists of the American Expe
ditionary Force, with rank of cap
tain, and portrayed many dramatic
incidents of the great conflict. His
sketches made on the battlefields are
now in the War Department.
Student at Chicago.
Mr. Higgins Is a native of Indiana.
He studied at the Art Institute of
Chicago and the Academy of Fine
Arts in Chicago, with Rene Menard
and Lucien Simon In Paris and with
Hans von Hyeck in Munich. Some
years ago he went to Taos and has
become widely known for his paint
ings of the picturesque Southwest.
One of his typical Indian subjects,
"Apaches," is a part of the,Corcoran
Gallery's permanent collection. He
will afford excellent representation on
the Jury for the painters In Tao·
and Santa Fp. where there has grown
up an art colony which reflects the
environment of the natives and their
adobe houses.
Mr. McFee, a native of St. Louis,
Mo., did preliminary studying in Pitts
burgh and then went to the League
School of Landscape Painting at
Woodstock, Ν. Y. He became a per
manent member and one of the lead
ers of the Woodstock colony. In
Winter he comes to Virginia. He is
best known for his still life paintings,
although he also does landscapes and
figures. In 1928, at the Eleventh Cor
coran Biennial, he was awarded the
fourth Clark prize for his painting,
"Landscape." The gallery has In Its
permanent collection his painting,
"The Window" and other examples of
his work are owned by the Phillips
Memorial Gallery here.
Mr. Miller, also a native of St. Louts,
began his studies at the St. Louis
School of Fine Arte, later enrolling
under Benjamin Constant and Jean
Paul Laurens at Paris, where he re
sided for a number of years. He re
turned to this country sane years ago.
His paintings have won many prises
In this country and abroad and are
on exhibition in public and private
collections on both sides of the At
lantic. He has specialized in figure
paintings of women, an example of
which is "The Boudoir." in the Cor
coran Gallery's collection. A depar
ture from his usual style was his
"Cape Cod," a painting of two fisher
folk, which received favorable com
ment in the last biennial exhibition.
BAND CONCERTS.
By the United States Soldiers' Home
Band Orchestra in Stanley Hall this
evening at 5:30 o'clock. John S. M.
Zimmermann, bandmaster. Anton
Polntner. associate leader.
March, "For Freedom's Flag" Baron
Overture, "Festival" Loutnor
Three country sketches Howgill
1. "Pastorale."
2. "Darinee."
3. "Little Villagers Dance."
Mosaic, "Viennese Folk Songs."
Komzak
Serenade Espagnole, "Ye to Amo,"
Mueller
Waltz on familiar folk songs, "Old
Kentucky Home" Tobanl
Finale, "The Gallant aeth,".. .Fulton
"The Star Spangled Banner."
By the United States Navy Band
Symphony Orchestra this evening at
8 o'clock In the navy yard sail loft.
Lieut. Charles Benter, leader. Alex
Morris, assistant leader.
Overture,
"The Bartered Bride" Smetana
"A Night on Bald Mountain,"
Moussorgsky
A suite of two dances Berlioz
"Dance of the 8ylphee"
"Dance of the Sprites."
"Klingsor's Enchanted Garden and
the Flower Maidens," from "Parsi
fal" Wagner
Legend, "The Swan of Tuonela,"
Sibelius
Valse de concert, "Voice· of Spring,"
Strauss
Prelude, "Hansel and GreteV
Humperdlnck
Orchestral suite, "Circus Days,"
Deems Taylor
Street parade.
The big top.
Bare-back riders.
Lion's cage, monkey circus, ele
phants.
Tight-rope walker.
Jugglers.
Clowns.
Fines, · ·
"The National Anthem." <· »
Awaits Daughter's Kidnapers
Left: Recent photograph of Dorothy Ann Distelhurst, 6, daugh
ter of A. E. Distelhurat, Nashville. Tenn., who was kidnaped from her
home September 19. The father admitted yesterday that he
was staying: in a New York hotel and trying to establish contact with the
kidnapers through classified advertisements. —A. P. Photos.
DISTELHURST GIRL j
SOUGNIIN GOIHAI
Father, With $5,000 Ran
som, Seeks Kidnapers
in New York.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK. November 13.—The
whereabouts of 6-year-old Dorothy
Ann Distelhurst Is still a mystery
today, but her father cling* to his
belief that the child is somewhere
In New York.
Ready td pay *5.000 ransom, the
father, Alfred E. Distelhurst, Is wait
ing to hear from the suppoeed kid
napers who, he believe·, stole the
girl away while she was on her way
to kindergarten in Nashville, Tenn.,
on September 19.
Since he arrived In New York last
Wednesday. Dlstelhurst has followed
carefully the Instructions given In a
letter he received a month ago, the
last of three communications from
the supposed kidnapers. He dis
closed last night that the second
letter he received had instructed him
to come to New York to await con
tact with the kidnapers. Instead
he sent a friend, but nothing was
heard from the senders of the letter.
He said he received the third letter
October 12, but postponed coming
to New York for reasons he did not
make known. Last Wednesday he
came here from Nashville, registered
at a hotel and Inserted an adver
tisement In a newspaper, which read:
"Dorothy, come home; father In
New York at same place, room 1736.
Please write."
Although he has heard nothing,
he is convinced, he said, the child
is In New York and he Intends to
remain here "until something hap
pens one way or another."
Last night he Issued the following
statement:
"To whom It may concern: I have
followed instructions Implicitly and
am waiting contact. If further In
structions are necessary I can be
reached safely at designated place."
New York police have not been
called Into the case, but Department
of Justice authorities In Washington
said they are investigating.
"Prop" Fail» Flyer Over Sea.
ATHEN8, Greece, November 13 (*>).
—John H. Wright. American flyer,
arrived In Athens today after a nar
row escape from being forced down In
the Mediterranean Sea.
McCarl Decides Former Dry
Agents Must Pass Civil
Service.
(Continued From First Page )
Senate Democrat*, but several hun
dred other employes who were trans
ferred.
This brought an appeal from Mor
genthau for reconsideration, and the
Attorney General held that all em
ployes who had been transferred with
out a break in service would not have
to take the examinations.
Morgenthau then went to McCarl
for an opinion, seeking to clarify the
pay status of everybody involved. To
day's decision was the answer.
In that section of his decision which
has application to the investigative
positions, McCarl said:
Held Employes Out In 1933.
"Based on the definitions continued
In · · · (the presidential reorganiza
tion order) It is clear that the Bu
reau of Prohibition, Department of
Justice, all functions of which were
dlspoeed of · · · by the same order,
was an abolished agency, and that
* · · all personnel employed in con
nection with the work of an abolished
agency · · · were automatically
separated from the service of the
United States · · · August β. 1933."
Consequently, he added, it made no
difference when they were hired over
—they had once been out of service.
As for the clerical and mechanical
employes whom Cummings had held
were also subject to new tests, Mc
Carl said the law did not intend to
include them.
McCarl also held that about 200
Democratic patronage appointees put
in the liquor unit of the division of
investigation, In the first shift of
function*, would not be affected In
any way by the new legislation. How
ever, when they were transferred over
to the Treasury they were required
to take examinations by presidential
order and the mortality among these
was about like that of their asso
ciates, it was said.
When the McCarl decision *u
made public today Gen. Samuel T.
Ansell, who has been representing
the erstwhile Investigative agent»,
Challenged Its conclusions and said
he contemplated legal action in oppo
sition. He was not ready, however,
to say what his course would be.
Life's Like That
BY FRED NEHEB.
k kf M Bév)
If THB ELKVATOR'S OUT Of ORDKR, OKAR."
λ tCopjriihl, 1934.)
CHEST CAMPAIGN '
TALLIES SKffi
Nearly Quarter of Goal of %
$1,675,000 Raised by
Second Day.
(Continued From Plrst Page.)
Waterways Commlseon, Ouy Bartley,
keyman.
Judiciary, United 8tates Court of
Customs and Patent Appeals, Joseph
O. Gauges, keyman; Bureau of Prisons, .
Dr. F. Lovell Bixby, keyman; Crim- *
inal Division, Judge W. E. Fort, key
man; Taxes and Penalties Division,
Harry B. De Atley, keyman; Employ
ment Service, Labor Department, {
John H. Zabell, keyman; Woman'·
Bureau, Anne Larrabee, keyman ; Na
tional Advisory Commission Aeron
autics, John F. Victory, keyman;
N. R. Α., Division 2, H. Crosby, key
man; N. R. A. Public Utilities Divis- .
ion, Marvin Shirley, keyman : N. R. A,
Insignia, Walker M. Duvall, keyman;
N. R. Α., Press Intelligence, Katherine
C. Blackburn, keyman; N. R. Α., In
dustrial Advisory Board, Walter White,
keyman; Navy Department, Bureau of
Yards and Docks. Capt. Walter H. Al
len, keyman ; Washington City Post
Office. Postal Cashier Division, John
W. Quick, keyman; R. F. C., office of
Mr. Talley, S. K. Barnes, keyman;
R. F. C., Railroad Division, R. A.
Hofner, keyman; Securities and Ex
change Commission, Joseph R. Shee
han, keyman.
Commissioner Accounts and Deposits
Office William T. Heftelflnger, key
man; Bookkeeping and Warranta Dl- t
vision, A. M. Smith, keyman; Internal *
Revenue, Alcohol Tax Unit, Edward L.
Springer, keyman; Internal Revenue,
Technical Staff, W. E. Marshall, key
man; Procurement Division, Architect
Division No. 2, Arthur L. Blakeslee,
keyihan; Legal Divison, Treasury. Wil
liam K. Laws, keyman; Mechanical
and Electric Engineering, Treasury, E.
W. Goodwin, keyman; Office Manage
ment Division, Treasury, John H.
Schaefer, keyman; Treasury Account*
and Audit, George C. Denny, keyman;
Office of Commissioner of Public Debt,
Treasury. Sara O. C. Doollttle. key
man ; Register of Treasury, Byrd
Lea veil, keyman; Division 3, Public
Health Service. Dr. L. R. Thompson,
keyman; Division 4, Public Health
Service, Dr. W. L. Treadway, keyman; « 4
Division 6, Public Health Service, Dr.
C. E. Waller, keyman; Redemption Di
vision, Treasury, W. D. Beatty, key
man; United States Railroad Adminis
tration. R. C. Dunlap, keyman; United
States Tariff Commission, Administra
tion Division. Serge Benson, keyman;
Veterans' Administration, Classifica
tion Committee, J. H. Webb, keyman;
Chief of Coast Artillery, War Depart- *'
ment, Mrs. Ida M. Elmquist, keyman;
Chief of Finance, Miss M. L. Blanch
ard, keyman. and Chief oi Infantry,
Maj. F. E. Uhl, keyman.
V. S. Unit Heads.
The Governmental Unit, under the
leadership oi Maj. Gen. Frederick W.
Coleman, chief oi finance oi the Army,
who was assigned by President
Roosevelt to take charge of the Com
munity Chest volunteer work among
the ranks of Government employee,
took the lead at the opening gun of »
the campaign yesterday by reporting
the subscription of 22.68 per cent of
its quota.
Gen. Coleman explained, however,
that the total actually raised by his
unit is greater than the sum of $129,
432 reported at yesterday's meeting.
His unit is composed of more than Q00
division*, he said, and It has been a
physical impossibility to obtain re
ports on all of their contributions.
The Si 29,432 reported by the unit
yesterday represents the gifts of 15,055
contributors in the Federal and Dis
trict Governments. The quota of Gen.
Coleman's unit is $570.500, the largest
quota set for any of the Chest cam
paign groups this year.
Group Goes Over Top.
Gen. Coleman's own office personnel
was reported as the first governmental
group to go over the top in the Chest
campaign. It was one of a score of
Federal and District offices able to
report more than 100 per cent of its
quota raised at the opening report
meeting yesterday.
There was hearty applause for the
Federal Emergency Relief Administra
tion when it was announced the em
ployes of this office had exceeded their
quota to the tune of 225 per cent. The
Bureau of Yards and Docks, Navy De
partment, reported "over the top" with
153 per cent of Its quota In hand on
the opening day.
The Special Gifts Unit, headed by
Charles Carroll Morgan, was second,
with 14.9 per cent of its quota in hand
on the opening day. Morgan reported
that 71 contributors had turned in a ··
total of (74,772, many without solici
tation, prior to the official opening of
the drive. The unit's quota is $501,
000, second in amount only to that of
the Governmental Unit.
The Metropolitan Unit, with a quota
of $257,100, reported 7 per cent of Its
allotment In hand, or a total of $18.
012.20, as the drive opened. Joseph D.
Kaufman is chairman of the unit.
The Group Solicitation Unit, headed
by Walter B. Clarkson, reported $15,
537.66 received from 661 contributors,
for a toel of 4.5 per cent of its quota
oi $342,100.
First Day Encouraging.
Cheet leaden were greatly en
couraged by the results of the first
day's "report" meeting. The total oi
11.91 per cent in hand is unusually
high for the first day oi the annual
drive. Last year the opening meeting ·* *
found 9 9 per cent in hand. The
campaign laate officially for 10 days,
and the total yesterday, exceeding the
average percentage required for each
day of the drive, is regarded as ex
ceptional in Chest campaign experi
ence.
Cloak room attendants at the Wll- ,
lard were applauded when it was an
nounced that, as a part of their con
tribution to the Chest, they wished
to forego the privilege of receiving
tips from Chest workers.
The first report meeting brought out
an overflow meeting of volunteer
workers and. although 100 seats ία
excess of the anticipated total had
been provided, it va» found there
were not enough to go around Those
unable to find seats in the big ball
room were sent down M the coffee
shop for luncheon, joining the main *
group in time for the reporta.
The invocation at yetterday's meet
ing was delivered by Re*. W. Angle
Smith, pastor of the Mount Vernon
Methodist Episcopal Church. H. L.
Rust, Jr„ campaign chairman, pre
sided.
Air Mechanics Strike.
LK BOURQET AIRPORT. France,
November 13 0P>.—Mechanics of Air
France, huge aviation line, struck
today in protest against "family"
management. Seven hundred tech
nical employes here, at Toulouse an^
Marseille, walked off the fields afteY
charging they were no longer able to
^work with the technical administra
fltion. which it called ignorant oU
Ivnechanics and packed "with brothers"
cousins and nephews."

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