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rU S Westher Bureau Forecast.) Pair, colder today, followed by rain to night or tomorrow; moderate to fresh west winds. Temperatures—Highest, 68. at 10 a.m. yesterday: lowest, 43 at 10 p.m. yesterday. Full report on page A-8. (A3) Mean» Associated Press. < A WITH DAILY EVENING EDITION "From Press to Home Within the Hour" The Star is delivered every evening and Sunday morning to city and suburban homes by The Star's exclusive carrier serv ice Phone NAtional 5000 to start delivery. No. 1,550—No. 33,087. Kntered as second class matter post office, Washington, D. C. WASHINGTON, D. C., SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 2, 1934-114 PAGES. IN FIVE CENTS WASHINGTON AND SUBURBS TEN CENTS ELSEWHERE BORAH ADVOCATES G. 0. P. REVOLT TO OUST OLD CITS For Drastic Action if Fletch er and Others Refuse to Step Aside. RAPS APPARENT SCORN FOR NEEDS OF PUBLIC Hilles letter Brings Demand for Action Centering in Young Republicans. BY G. GOULD LINCOLN. Senator Borah of Idaho last night Urged a revolt against present con servative, old guard leaders of the Republican national organization, un less these leaders voluntarily efface themselves. His plan lor the "revolution" is to work through the Young Republican Clubs all over the country, to set up an entirely new and separate party organization, much as the lat« Theo dore Roosevelt set up the Bull Moose organization in 1912, ii the old guardsmen balk. While the Idaho Senator's idea for a showdown with the present leader ship of the Republican organization has been reething within him for some time, the publication of a letter , by Charles D. Hilles. vice chairman of the Republican National Commit tee and its member from New York, brought forth the Borah statement. In this letter Hilles. who has long been a powerful figure in the national organization, urged the Republican party to stand firm and not to be led to the left. Hillw in Criticism. "The millstone about the neck of the party tn the last campaign." said Borah, clearly including Hilles in his appraisal, "was the belief that the Republican party was in the control of men revolutionary in their views and primarily interested in protecting the interests of the few as against the many, men who for years have been committed to policies the people be- | lieve narrow and selfish." The men now in control of the na- | tional organization. Borah said, "owe it to the party and to its millions of sup porters to call the National Committee together at once and co-operate to bring about a complete reorganization of the party organization. "That would certainly be In the Interest of the party from every standpoint," he continued. "No one is asking that the party be turned over to a particular group. "If these gentlemen (referring to the men now in control) do not think that the rank and file want such a change, let them send out a plebiscite. I venture to believe they will not long be left in doubt. For Revolt if Necessary. "If these gentlemen are unwilling to do this, there is only one thing to ; do. as I see it. and that is to create i a new organization. There are Young Republican Clubs all over the country, which would form the nucleus of such a movement, which ■would send representatives to a com mon meeting place and elect a chair man and complété a national or ganization. "This, it will be said, is revolution. | But does not the present situation justify revolution? "If this is not done, then the party will drift along completely in the hands and under the control of an organization which has lost the con fidence of the rank and file until we approach the national convention (in 1936J. This situation ought to be dealt with at once." The Borah proposal virtually means the call of a national convention by the revolters. just as the Bull Moose convention was called by the Roose velt followers after the steam roller in the Republican national conven- ; tion of 1912 had flattened out the Roosevelt delegates in that body. "Mr. Hilles." continued Senator Borah, "has some fear that the child (Continued on Page 4, Column 1.) ΤΟΚΙΟ AGAIN QUERIED ON MANCHOUKUO OIL Third Protest Against Monopoly in Five Months Filed by U. S. and Britain. By the Associated Press. ΤΟΚΙΟ. December 1.—Thrice in live months, it was learned today, the United States and Great Britain have protested the Manchoukuo oil mon opoly In diplomatic representations to the Japanese government. Sir Robert Clive. British Ambassa dor to Tolcio. on November 24. handed a note to Foreign Minister Koki Hirota. It was learned authoritatively that United States Ambassador Joseph C. Grew had delivered a similar note. (The Manchoukuan government five months ago announced that commer cial sales of oil would be handled by a. national monopoly to be assigned to the Manchoukuo Oil Co.. made up for the most part of Japanese capital. Because of the operations of British and American companies in the area, the two governments officially ob jected to the policy as a violation oi the open door. The Japanese govern ment replied that the matter was one oi interna] Manchoukuo policy.) P. W. Parker, president of the Btandard Vacuum Oil Co., arrived at Yokahama from New York, and it was understood he intends to con tinue to Shanghai for conferences with officials of the Standard Oil Co. of New York and the Asiatic Petro leum Co. Boston Socialite Divorced. RENO, Nev., December 1 (/P).—Mrs. Isabel Q. Minor was awarded a di vorce on grounds of cruelty here to day from Francis Minot of Falmouth, Mass.. a Boston social registrite. They were married April 30, 1914, in New York City and have two minor children. Views Differ SENATOR BORAH. HENRY P. FLETC HER. SON OF U. S. JUDGE HELD !N MING I Shooting of Oklahoman Is Linked to Plot to Ex tort $20,000. By the Associated Press. TULSA, Okla., December 1.—Phil lip Kennamer, 19-year-old son of Federal Judge Franklin E. Kennamer. was charged with murder late today for the Thanksgiving day slaying of John Gorrell, 23, son of a widely known Tulsa physician. County Attorney Holly Anderson said the youth confessed, declaring "I had to do it." He will be ar raigned Monday. The shooting was linked by officers with a story of attempted extortion aimed at H. F. Wilcox, wealthy oil man. through his daughter. Virginia, 20, intimate friend of young Ken namer. Investigating that angle, police ar rested Wade Thomas, operator of a sandwich shop, for questioning. Judge Kennamer, who has been on the Federal bench here since the dis- 1 trict was created in 1925, surrendered | his son to the prosecutor. There were tears in his eyes. "I never dreamed that such a thing could happen," he said. "I always had tried to teach my boy never to touch the hair of any man's head (Continued on Page 5. Column 4.) J FIRE CHIEF SUCCUMBS TO INJURIES IN BLAZE Nine Others in Denver Hospital, ! With One Expected to Die, After Wall Collapse. By the Associated Press. DENVER, December 1.—Clark An drew Mahon, assistant fire chief, was dead tonight and nine firemen were ; in hospitals, victims of a spectacular downtown fire. The firemen were caught by the collapse of a 100-foot segment of wall after the interior of the Midwest Trunk & Bag Manufacturing Co. warehouse had been destroyed by the flames last night. Physicians held little hope for the recovery of Firemen M. Behrman and | Eugene Sullivan. Officials estimated the property loss at between $30,000 and $40,000. The fire was believed to have started from an overheated furnace. BEAR CLAWS CHILD The visit of a 12-year-old girl to the ] Zoo ended disastrously yesterday when Phyllis Hood was clawed by an angry j bear. The child was taken to Emergency ; Hospital and her right arm was > placed immediately in a plaster cast. | Physicians are attempting to prevent \ infection. Phyllis had reached through the ■ cage to pet the beast when it clawed her arm. The girl and her sister, Joyce, 9,, came from Corning, Ν. Y., and are visiting their grandfather, O. P. Hood, technological chief of the Bureau of Mines. They had been taken to the Zoo by a nurse. NAVY TRIUMPHS OVER ARMY, 31 AFTER 13 YEARS Cutter Kicks 29-Yard Field Goal to Thrill 80,000 in Rain. DORNIN IS CREDITED WITH SMARTEST PLAY Borries Makes Long Gains and His Tackle Prevents Cadet Touchdown. BY GRANTLAXD RICE. PHILADELPHIA, Pa., December 1. —Navy waited 13 years to beat the Army 3 to 0 in the swampy quagmire )i Franklin Field today in front of Î0.000 witnesses, soaked to the mar row. Thirteen years is a long time to wait for victory, but the reward came in full when Slade Cutter, big Navy tackle, drove a field goal square ly between the posts 29 yards away to bring Navy home in front upon ii field almost as wet as the seven seas he Middies will have to sail in later j years. This winning Navy thrust opened j in the first period when the fleet- j footed "Buzz" Borries returned an j Army kick 19 yards to Army's 36-yard j line. A moment later. Bill Clark, a | ?reat kicker and a great foot ball j player, thumped the wet, soggy ball :o the Army's 1-yard line and Bob Dornin. Navy end. drove it out of bounds on the smartest play of the j lay. Forced to kick out. Jack Buckler of Army sent the ball only to the 35. Borries soon fed a shovel pass to Clark, who rushed to the Army 16. Navy then crashed almost to the 6 yard mark before Borries was turned back in an attempt to skirt end. Then big Slade Cutter broke up the gaudy, muddy battle with his big right foot. Cutter lias Many Talents. The winning thrust came from one of the most remarkable combinations sport has ever known. It came from Cutter who won his first laurel as the champion high school flute player of the United States when a student it Aurora, 111. From mastery of the flute, and weighing 212 pounds. Cutter went to Navy to win the heavyweight boxing crown and earn additional fame as one of the greatest tackles in Annap olis history. As musician, boxer and foot ball star, the story of the game was written by his muddy right toe in that opening quarter. You can get the picture. Cutter standing behind the ball on the 19 yard line with the goal posts 29 j yards away; the ball covered with mud, ! heavy as moulten lead and as slip- i pery as two greased pigs; 80.000 spec tators looking on a fast-charging Army line surging in; then from the mass and the mud the goo and the human swarm, the coated ball spun almost midway between the posts. It was Cutter's fourth field goal of the year and it was the play that sent 2.000 midshipmen at the end of the game swarming upon the field with a rush and a vocal cataclysm of cheer and joy that carne near rocking down the crowded jt-tnds Navy Roar Long Bottled l"p. This Navy roar of victory had been bottled up a long, long time. It broke today with the pent-up fury of a Carribbean storm. And it paid full tribute to one of the gamest Navy teams that ever walked upon a field. It was a game of many unique fea tures where only five first downs were ^Continued on Page 8. Column 6.) IN COMA 33 MONTHS, GIRL READS MESSAGE Eyes Focus on Slate and Hand Raises—Mental Powers Returning. By the Associated Press. CHICAGO, December 1.—Conscious ness is returning to Patricia Maguire, Oak Park's "sleeping beauty." Her eyes focusing slowly on a slate before her. the girl who has been in j a com* since February, 1932, raised her hand today. And with this encouraging improve- j ment in the girl's condition her fam ily disclosed that during the past week ι she has followed other simple written directions. Her case is believed to have broken all existing records for protracted sleep. Serums, artificial fever, blood transfusions—all have failed. She has survived two attacks of pneumonia and for several months has been in "good health." ST. LOUIS, December 1 UP).— ι Emmett V. Thompson, jr., 22, un conscious for six months as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident, died tonight at the St. Louis County Hospital. He was a member of » prominent St. Louis family. Mercy Slayer of Imbecile Son To Be Hanged for Her Crime By the Associated Press. LEEDS. England. December 1.— Mrs Mary Brownhill. 62 years old. gray-haired and frail—today was sentenced to be hanged for the "mercy murder" of her imbecile son. A jury, which needed only 5 min utes to find her guilty, recommended that she be shown mercy. The woman, after 30 years nursing her imbecile son, Denis, gave him 100 sedative tablets and turned on the gas when she learned she faced an operation which might cost her life. She feared that Denis, left alone, would suffer what a physician called a "veritable living death," it was testified. Norman Birkett, one of the ablest pleaders before the British bar, rep resented the tiny mother. She showed no hate, Birkett argued, only undying devotion, and therefore ι he asked the jury "to arrest the law a little, do a little wrong in order to do a greater good." Justice Goodard. in charging the jury, commented that the time may come "when there will be a law in this country that an imbecile may be sent to a merciful death" Mrs Brownhill heard the verdict stoically .head erect. Asked if she wished to address the court, she said. "I did it in mercy." Many in the court room wept. It was testified that the woman had been told she could live only six months unless she underwent an ex tremely dangerous operation. She put her son to death painlessly, and .he next day told her family doctor, "I've Just put Dens to sleep." That was the answer, she gave, too, when police charged her with ma licious and wilful murder. ARMY CONTRACTS PROSE TO REOPEN Disclosures of Long-Sought Witness to Be Heard at Session Tomorrow. Developments in the House investi gation of War Department contracts, including disclosures said to have been made recently by a long-sought wit ness. Frank E. Speicher, will be dis cussed by members of a House Mili tary Affairs Subcommittee tomorrow. This will be the first meeting of the investigating group since the Sum mer recess, during which Department of Justice agsnts and representatives of the controller general's office have been digging up important evidence. The new evidence will be studied by the subcommittee tomorrow, and plans will be considered for resuming hear ings in connection with allegations of irregularity in awarding of Army con tracts and receipt of "favors'' by some Army officers. Meeting Was Delayed. The meeting, which is expected to be behind closed doors, was to have been held 10 days ago. but was post poned because of absence from the city of most of the committeemen. Apparently there are but three mem bers of the subcommittee in the ci:y. In addition to Representative John J McSwain, chairman of the general committee. They are Representatives Paul J. Kvale. Farmer-Laborite. of Minnesota: W. Frank James. Repub lican. of Michigan, and Numa F Mon tet. Democrat, of Louisiana. Repre sentative Rogers. Democrat, of New Hampshire, chairman of the subcom mittee is not expected here for sev eral weeks. » Speicher. representative here of a New York firm which was seeking a tire contract from the War Depart ment. left Washington on the eve of a grand jury investigation of Army business transactions. A subpoena for his appearance before the grand jury never was served. The grand jury questioned about 40 witnesses and concluded its hearings by issuing a report condemning lobbying condi tions at the War Deparjment. No in dictments were returned. Located Only Recently. The Department of Justice con ducted a Nation-wide search for Speicher at the request of the grand jury, but he was not located until a few weeks ago. Found in New York City, ne is reported to have given to Justice agents a detailed statement concerning alleged intrigue in con nection with lobbying by certain in terests seeking contracts for Army equipment. Speicher's statement was turned over to United States Attorney Leslie C. Garnett. who ordered the previous grand jury inquiry It is understood Garnett will give the House subcom mittee access to the contents of the statement. Speicher probably will be summoned for questioning by the committee when it resumes its pub lic hearings. Other evidence to be brought before the House group will have to do with alleged "improprieties" in leasing of the Army's Port Newark warehousing base near Newark, N. J., and accep tance by certain Army officers of dis counts on automobiles from manu facturers bidding cn Army contracts. « GEM DEALER RETURNED ON NEW YORK CHARGE Richmond Waives Claim to For mer Diamond Merchant Wanted Elsewhere. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, December 1— Louis Roseman, 53, erstwhile diamond mer chant who, police said, had spent a $700,000 fortune since 1928. arrived in custody today from Baltimore to answer a grand larceny charge. Authorities charged he took a $380 stone on consignment from At las Leveridge, sold it and pocketed the proceeds. Roseman, however, said he had no intention of dishonesty and asked the police to question his associates. He was brought here upon completion of a seven months' jail sentence in Bal timore on a bogus check charge. Authorities in Richmond. Va., who had a prior claim on Roseman, with drew it. Police said the jeweler was wanted in Newport News, Va.; Cleve land, Ohio. Pond Du Lac. Wis.; Bloomington, 111.; Chicago, Spring field, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio, and Reading, Pa. Rosichan's Youth Held Reason for Removfil Request "Mellower" Man Xeeded for Transient Pitst, Prober Says. Daniel Sands, special investigator of the local transient relief division, told The Star kist night he had rec ommended the replacement of Arthur S. Rosichan as director of the trans ient relief division. Reached by telephone in Chicago. Sands told The Star he had reported to Commissioner George E. Allen that an "older and mellower man" should be placed in charge of transient re lief activities in the District "I recommended that he be trans ferred. not discharged." Sands said. "Rosichan is a promising type of young man. but he has not had the experience for such an important post as the directorship of the Washing ton transient relief division " Sands said he had found no sub stantiation o^charges of graft made (Continued on Page 3, Column 8.) '■ ■ · 1® DENVER MINE I η SOLVED I Harvey Bailey Drove Car in $200.000 Hold-Up, Po lice Declare. By the Associated Press. DENVER. December !.—Solution of the 1922 Denver Mint robbery was an nounced tonight by police, who said Harvey Bailey, convicted kidnaper ol ! Charles F. Urschel. Oklahoma City ι I millionaire, drove the car in which the roboers escaped with $200 000 cur rency snatched from guards Five men and two women·—all of whom now are in prison or dead— were involved in the crime which has baffled the b?«t detect've r inds in the counfrv for more than a decade, ( Chief of Detectives Albert T. Clark ; said. Members of Bandit Mob. The bandit mob. Chief Clark said, J included: Harvey Bailey serving a life sen tence on America's Devil's island." Alcatraz Prison. Calif, for the kid naping of Urschel. Jim Clark, serving a life sentence in the Indiana State Penitentiary at Michigan City for participating in a bank robbery at Clinton, Ind. Robert Leon Knapp, known in Den ver as Robert Burns, now dead, al though circumstances of hi* end pre not fully known, Frank McFarland, alias "the Mem phis Kid," also dead. Nicholas Trainor, alias Nick Sloan, whose frozen, bullet-ridden body was found in a residential garage in Den ver January 14. 1923. more tiian a month after 'he robbery. Florence Sloan, also knew η ai- Flor ence Thomp* m, the "queen" of the mob and the consort of Trainor. She, too, is dead. Margaret Burns, who posed ts the wife of Robert Burns, whose right name was Robert Knapp. She is dead. Women Burned in Auto. The two women were shot and burned to death in an automobile near Red Wing, Minn., according to the discoveries of the officers who have been working on the final phase of the case for the last year. The climax of the search came from following the thread of evidence given by a Denver bootlegger in 1923, Clark said. So completely have Federal inves tigators and members of the Denver detective department reconstructed the crime that they know the move ments of the gang since the Summer of 1920, when they first began to meet in Denver. Affidavits, testimony from police in several sections of the country, Fed eral reports and Information from (Continued on Page 4, Column 5J Guide for Readers General News Part One Editorial Part Two Society Part Three Amusements Part Four Finance Part Five Lost and Found Page A-9 Radio Page β, Part 4 Sports ... Pages B-ll to 8-15 FEDERATION MS LAW ONNUMBERS Citizens' Associations Also Urge Property Owner Be Fined $1,000. The Federation of Citizeas' Asso ciations last night adopted a resolu tion asking ior the passage of legisla tion making the possession of "tickets, certificates, bills, slips, tokens" or other methods of conducting the num bers racket prima facie evidence of their unlawful use for the purpose of gaming or gambling. Additional legislation requested and aimed at the numbers racket pro vided that where the owner of any property knowingly permits the use of his property for gambling, this shall I be a felony punishable by $1,000 fine. Further, the legislation would make it possible for property thus knowing ly permitted by the owner to be used for gambling to be padlocked lor one year, with the cost of the proceedings up to $300 assessable against the property owner. This legislation was submitted in a report by Thomas Ε Lodge, chair man of the Committee on Law and Legislation. Resolution Is Tablrd. Another resolution introduced by this committee commending The Star. Post, Herald and Times and all local radio stations for efforts directed against the numbers racket, was tabled after some debate. The Internal Revenue Bureau is pressing its war on "numbers" oper ators and other reputed gamblers here, by checking on their income tax. Guy T. Hslvering, commissioner of internal revenue, has advised James G. Yaden, president of the Federation. Helvering's communication was in answer to one from Yaden inclos- j ing a copy of a law and order report adopted by the federation in which the tax check was recommended as providing one crime prevention wea pon. Prosecution of Trio Looms. Helvering pointed out. as reported exclusively in The Star a month ago. that his bureau was considering the prosecution of three individuals on tax counts, and that close scrutiny was being given a list of other persons whose names had been obtained from the police and other sources. He also recalled four convictions, two of which sent the defendants to prison. Dr. George Johnson, secretary gen eral of the Catholic Educational As sociation. after making a thorough investigation into the numbers game, yesterday said that the sponsors are , working havoc with the school chil dren of the District. It has come to the attention of Dr. Johnson that high school children are : (Continued on Page 8, Column 3.) EIGHT KILLED IN STORM Damage in Australian Deluge Passes Million Mark. MELBOURNE, Australia, December 1 (Λ").—A terrific rain and windstorm out of the southern seas today had brought death to at least eight per sons and caused property damage of ' more than $1,225.000. Scores of small boats were hurled ashore and inland seas a mile across have been created In many cases over night. Latest estimates place more than 2,000 homeless. It was feared the death toll may mount. Russian Leader's Assassination Laid To4Workers'9 Foes' i Killer of Kiroff, Soviet Chief, Conceals Identity Despite Grilling. By the Associated Press. MOSCOW, December 1.—An assas sin, who, the Soviet government as serted, was "sent by enemies ol the working class." today shot and lulled Sergei Mironovich Kiroff, revolution ist, for 30 of his 46 years a member of the Communist Party's Political Bureau. The assassin, who slew Kiroff in the party committee headquarters at | Leningrad, was captured by Soviet polite. Despite questioning, he still had not been identified late tonight. As one of the nine members of the Political Bureau, which makes de cisions on policy unfailingly followed by the government Kiroff belonged to what is generally regarded as ihe j most powerful body in the Soviet re public. Tonight the Soviet was preparing to bury the slain leader with all honors. His funeral will be held in the famed Red Squpre Thursday. The assassination occurred today at 4:30 p.m. Russian time (8:30 Eastern standard time) in the Leningrad Com mittee headquarters, the former Smol ney Institute In which girls of the I aristocracy were educated during the Czarist regime. Kiroff rose to power in the ranks of the Communist party from humble beginnings. He joined the Bolshevik movement in 1904, was appointed to the Tomsk Committee and arrested that same year for revolutionary activities. After serving five year in Siberia, he re turned to become active again in party work. INCREASED FORCE FOR NAVY URGED Efficiency of Ships Impaired by Lack of Men, Swan son Says. By the Associated Press. Voicing a "firm conviction" that the United States Navy must be un excelled on the seas. Secretary Swan- ι son said yesterday the efficiency of the Nation's fighting vessels was im paired by a shortage of officers and men. The Navy Secretary, in his annual report, made it clear that now the Navy has authority to build to full treaty power, its next goal is ade quate personnel. "To continue to operate the fleet with an insufficient number of mer. is a serious menace to success in bat tle in the event of an unanticipated emergency," Swanson said. "Combatant ships of the fleet should at all times be prepared to meet an enemy." Progress Is Cited. Swanson spoke of gratifying prog ress in naval aviation and in the ship construction program. He urged Con gress to continue to provide funds for replacing overaged craft. He op posed vigorously proposals for a uni fied Army and Navy air service. But through the entire report ran a theme of "more officers and men. ' Ship commanders, the Secretary said, have been pleading for enough personnel to man essential battle stations. "It may be seen." he said, "that under this administration very satis factory prog, ess has been made toward building up to the full strength allotted our Navy by treaty "However, ships are valueless un less manned by adequate crews. A treaty navy obviously requires much more personnel than the much smaller establishment which we have been operating." Minimum for Safety. The minimum level for safety,1 Swanson said, is 85 per cent of full man power for the larger fighting vessels. This, he explained, will give the lowest number of trained men with which ships can go into battle with a reasonable chance for suc cess. To reach the 85 per cent in the (Continued on Page 4, Column 3.) COMPOSER OF MOVIE SONG HITS SUCCUMBS Roy Turk Was Author of "When the Blue of the Night. " By the Associated Press. HOLLYWOOD. Calif.. December 1.—Roy Turk, writer of many popu lar songs, died today after a long ill ness. Among Turk's many compositions are "When the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day." "Walk ing My Baby Back Home," "Con tented," "Mean to Me," "Love, You Funny Thing," and others. Child, 8, Finds Father Dead In Auto Parked Near Home A little 8-year-old girl who had Joined the search for her missing father, Charles F. Salb. 45. secretary of the Georgetown University Foreign Service School, yesterday afternoon found hie bpdy slumped in the back seat of an automobile a short distance from his home. He apparently had been dead since a few minutes after he left his house at 3408 Tenth street northeast on Thanksgiving night, promising to re turn within a short time to take mem bers of his family to church. When he did not come back his wife notified the missing man's four brothers, all of whom live here. A quiet search was begun and carried through Friday, Fri day night and Saturday morning. LaU yesterday little Julia Salb was «ralking along Perry place northeast, near Fourteenth, when she spied a new sedan she recognized as her fa ther's. When she approached she saw him lying slumped over in the back seat. The child ran to summon help. Coroner A. Magruder MacDonald and homicide squad detectives re sponded. After a cursory examination Dr. MacDonald released the car to Mr. Salb's brothers and ordered the body removed to Casualty Hospital. He expressed the opinion death was due to natural causes. Neighbors said the car had been parked at that spot since Thursday night. The body was slumped down in a corner on the cushion in such a fashion that it would not be noticed "(Continued on Page 4, Column 2.) ι ROOSEVELT MAPS BUM MERGERS TO TRJ|EXPEHSE Richberq Discusses Plans for Consolidations with President. LEGAL DEPARTMENTS HELD GLARING EXAMPLE Various Committees and Drafting Agencies Among Those Eyed by Co-ordinator. BY J. RUSSELL YOt'XG. Staff Correspondent o* The Star. WARM SPRINGS, Ga., December 1—In an unobtrusive manner Presi dent Roosevelt is effecting a Govern ment reorganization which may de velop sweeping proportions. At present, however, the program calls only for certain consolidations. This is being conducted at present under the supervision of Donald Rich berg, chief co-ordinator of the New Deal recovery program, and is de signed to trim the normal running expenses and, if possible, extraordi nary expenses, and to promote effi ciency. What Co-ordinator Richberg has done and is doing in this respect, and what his plans for the immediate future are, were discussed during his visit with the President today at the "little White House." j>ees flagrant Haste. Mr Richberg, after the conference, said they discussed certain contem plated consolidations. He said that since he started the study of this sub ject he was astonished to find many agencies of the Government dupli cating work. The wasted effort and expense are so flagrant that something must be done to remedy matters, he said. While mentioning today how he already had discovered so much over lapping and duplicated effort in the departments and independent bureaus, Mr. Richberg singled out the legal departments of the Government as a glaring example. He called attention to the fact that there mflst be a consolidation of some of the interdepartmental committees, because some have outlived their usefulness. The President is keeping a close eye on the work Mr. Rlchberf is do ing in this respect. Te Merfe Map Aeencie·. Since coming to Warm Springs the President has made it known that the almost countless number of map making agencies of the Government are to be merged and their work di vided so as to remove duplication and waste. He said also that the inter departmental committee having to do with merchant marine matters has been designated as a subcommittee of the Emergency Council, over which co-ordination Richberg presides. In mentioning the legal departments of the Government as being in line to feel the heavy hand of the co ordinator, Mr. Richberg did not dis cuss details. The overlapping of the legal branches is understood to figure mostly in connection with the host of emergency agencies. It is believed that the legal branches of the reg ular departments have specific duties and that duplication there is not so great. Confusion in Overlapping. Because of the overlapping of the various emergency agencies there has been not only a waste of public money, but confusion and no end of embar rassment. The embarrassments have resulted mostly from disagreements be tween legal officers of separate agen cies having a certain relationship in their functions. Mr. Richberg was only one of a group of President Roosevelt's close't advisers in conference with him to day in the cozy living room of his (Continued on Page 8, Column 2.) DR JOHNSTON HURT IN CRASH IN ENGLAND Sister-in-Law of Ex-Pastor of St John's Episcopal Church Is Killed. Rev. Dr. Robert Johnston, for many years rector of St. John's Episcopal Church at Sixteenth and H streets, was severely Injured and his sister in-law, Mrs. Florence Crow of Can terbury, England, was killed yester day in an automobile accident at Ep som Downs, near London, an Asso ciated Press dispatch stated last night. Dr. Johnston's injuries consisted of head cuts and concussion of the brain, and were said to be not critical. His sister-in-law, whom he had been vis iting at Canterbury, died of a frac tured skull In a hospital near the scene of the accident. Their car collided with another. Dr. Johnston was rector of St. John s from 1921 until last year, when he resigned and went to England for his health. When the President and Mrs. Roose velt were on their way to the White House on Inauguration day. they stopped in at St. John's, where Mr. Johnston conducted special service. Considered one of the outstanding clergymen of the Episcopal Church In the United States, Dr. Johnston in 1928 was chosen as a candidate for election as bishop coadjutor of Penn sylvania. His friends here said that he did not desire this eminence and remained in the National Capital. Mrs. Crow was a native of Canter bury. as was her sister, the rector's wife. She had never visited the United States, but one of her three daughters. Miss Nora Crow, was well known in Washington. She taught music for several years at the Cathe dral School for air la.