ON STOCK MOM
Use of Utility Funds Held
Not for Selfish Aims, but
to Aid Public.
Br the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, December 19.—The fight
to defend the family honor faced
Martin Insull today.
Taking the witness stand in his own
defense, Insull's problem was to con
vince a Criminal Court jury that a
desire to protect company stockhold
ers and not selfish gain was his motive
for using $344.720 of the Middle West
Utilities Co.'s funds to purchase stocks.
The State called it embezzlement
and bent all its efforts to prove it.
Although the amount is small—sums
ef millions and billions have been
discussed in Insull trials—the State
regards it as touching on the mental
attitude of the Insull group at a critical
The defense filed a motion for a
directed verdict of not guilty yester
day, but it was overruled without argu
NIGHT PARKING BAN
logan-Thomas Circle Group Says
Snowy Days Too Few for
Charging that a night parking ban
In the downtown section is unrea
sonable, the Logan-Thomas Circle
Citzens' Association voted against it
last night at a meeting at the West
Siding with the recent resolution
passed by the Federation of Citizens'
Associations to that effect, the civic
body held that there is not a sufficient
number of snowy days to warrant the
ban on night parking nor a sufficient
number of alleys to provide garages.
Stricter enforcement of traffic reg
ulations was advocated. A request was
made that the Federal Government
contribute $8,500,000 to the District
budget. This is the amount the Com
missioners are asking.
A committee, consisting of M. A.
Robbins. Edward H. Young and H. M.
Fulton, was appointed to consider
prospective sites for an airport. The
meeting was addressed by S. J.
Soloman of the National Airport
Corp., who discussed the Washington
Airport and Gravelly Point proposals.
ICELAND GETS REPEAL
Country Dry Since 1913 Voted
Wet in Fall of 1933.
COPENHAGEN. Denmark. Decem
ber 19 (^P).—Iceland repealed prohi
bition yesterday, advices reaching ι
here from Reykjavik said.
The doom of prohibition in Ice-1
land was sealed by popular referen
dum October 23, 1933. when the
little island went wet by a vote of
15.884 to 11.624.
Iceland has been a prohibition '
country since 1913.
1^— —— ■ I I
ATTORNEY CHARGED WITH
SHARING URSCHEL RANSOM.
A defense attorney In the Urschel
kidnap trial, who is being held in
jail at Denver, Colo., under a Fed
eral indictment charging him and
James C. Mathers, another lawyer,
with sharing in the $200,000 ran
som paid for the release of Charles
F. Urschel. Announcement of the
arrest of both attorneys was made
by the Department of Justice at
Oklahoma City, Okla.
—A. P. Photo,
YAWN VICTIM SLEEPS
Illinois Woman Well on Way to]
Recovery, Physicians Believe.
Stricken Eight Days.
By the Associated Press.
STERLING. 111., December 19.—
News: Mrs. Harold McKee yawned
once last night and went to sleep.
For more than eight days her
strange marathon yawning affliction
has necessitated the use of sedatives
to bring sleep. But last night the
yawn was natural and physicians said
they believed her well along the road
Dr. H. L. Pettit announced that I
she would leave the hospital today I
or tomorrow, barring a relapse.
She suffered a slight attack, earlier |
last evening, but physicians were not j
Crow Steals $5,000 Gold.
Five thousand dollars' worth of gold
spectacles were found m the nest of a
crow, which had stolen them from a
jeweler's shop in India.
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COLLAPSE IS SEEN
IN COTTON BARTER
Deal Between U. S. and
Germany in Conflict With
Bt the Associated Press.
Because of conflict with President
Roosevelt's general world trade plans,
a projected cotton barter deal be
tween the United 8tates and Ger
many, involving between $6,000,000
and $30,000,000 is reliably reported
to be threatened with collapse.
One authority, who declined to be
quoted by name, described the Presi
dent as withholding a final decision
pending a possible revised plan. Three
of his diplomatic advisors, however,
were said to have urged that he re
ject the deal.
Held Bad Trade.
Secretary Hull was said to have
reported to the Chief Executive that
the deal was a "bad trade," offering
several reasons, one of which wis
that the transaction would dislocate
the "normal trade" which he is seek
ing to build up through reciprocal
agreements. George N. Peek, head
of the Export-Import Bank, and some
other* emphatically think otherwise.
As presented for the President's
consideration, the barter deal calls
for purchase by Bremen cotton mer
chant· of from 100.000 to 500,000
bales at approximately S cents a
pound above the market price.
Ueki Sufficient Cash.
Since Germany is without sufficient
foreign exchange to pay In cash, the
German negotiators have offered 25
per cent in American currency and
75 per cent as a credit in marks in
Germany. The marks could be used,
however, only for the purchase of
German export goods.
Synthetic nitrates were scheduled
as one of the chief German products
to be purchased with the credits and
one of the immediate objections
sprouted from that suggestion. Ni
trates are the chief products involved
in a proposed reciprocal trade agree
ment with Chile and consummation
of the German deal would, diplomatic
officials have argued, Imperil the
Grape H&nreit Smaller.
Italy's grape harvest last season did
not equal even the 1933 scanty yield.
FRANCE LIKES U. S.
Sacrifice of Seas' Freedom
Held Aid to Powers' Con
trol of Europe.
RY EDGAR ANSEL MOWRER.
Br Radio to The Star.
PARIS, France, December 19.—
President Roosevelt's promise to sac
rifice the ancient doctrine of freedom
)f the seas produces in French minds
.he effect of a paradox. For it is
:onsldered that by withdrawing the
indent doctrine and by staying reso
lutely at home In case of European
hostilities, the United States would
make possible a system of collective
action against an aggressor of a really
Hitherto the United States by the
promise to consult, if it agreed with
the League of Nations just who the
aggressor was. has gone a small step
In this direction, the only one thus
far. The new step would mean that
two naval power·, Oreat Britain and
Prance, would be enabled to take really
active steps to blockade and boycott
an aggressor and thereby make League
sanctions more than words.
In other words, by abstention the
United States would really furtt»—
passively the collective system for ν ·
prevention of war as foreseen under
the Brland-Kellogg anti-war pact and
the League of Nations covenant.
This in French eyes overshadows
the apparent loss to peaceful Europe
which would be caused by the absence
of the American fleet irom world
For the French do not believe the
United States could remain neutral
In a new world-wide war if it tried.
Therefore, they approve the Roosevelt
plan, and trust that its first result
will be to enable the British to go a
further step in organizing with Prance
really effective measures for the pres
ervation of peace.
It Is notable that Pierre-Etienne
Flandln, French premier, speaking
before the Chamber of Deputies yes
terday, answered critics of French
military Insufficiencies by the state
ment that French armaments were
and should remain defensive.
This is taken to mean that any
necessity for securing peace by of
fensive action against an aggressor
must be resolved and carried out by
a Geneva majority.
Power Balance Held Most
Important Facing This
By the Aisoclited Press.
MANILA, P. I., December 19 —Be
lief the Philippine problem forms pos
sibly "the most important facing this
and the next Congress," was expressed
here today by Senator Ernest Gibson,
Republican, of Vermont.
He pointed out the balance of power
in the Pacific was involved in the
prospective establishment of a Phil
ippine republic about 10 years hence.
The Senator was much interested in
ι tories of Japanese inroads on Phil
ippine-American trade. As a mem
ber of the senatorial commission in
vestigating possible changes in the
Philippine Independence act he heard
a delegation of importers assert the
American textile trade with the
Islande had been virtually ruined
within a year because of Insufficient
The four members of the sena
torial commission—Senators Tyd
lngs of Maryland, McKellar of Ten
nessee, McAdoo of California, and
Gibson—plain to leave for the States
via the Suez Canal December 27, Sen
ator Gibson said.
"I do not believe the sentiment of
the mission favors shortening the
decade transition period to three
years as proposed by Senator King,"
Democrat, of Utah, Gibson said.
10 ON TRIAL IN SOVIET
ON SABOTAGE CHARGE
Three Engineer· of Group Are
Accused of Poor Construction of
Water System Building··
VOLOGDA, U. S. S. R„ December
19 W).—Ten men were on trial today
In a special session of the Regional
Court on charges of sabotage In con
nection with the operation of a farm
of the Northern Butter Trust.
Mikhail Ivanovlch Zenkoff and two
other engineers were accused of de
liberately poor construction of build
ings of the water system. Nine of
the accused are sons of Czarist army
officers, kulaks or merchants .
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Diameter increased to 11 inches.
Larger frictional area. Vibration
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Larger water pump impellers
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Six-bîade 15-inch fan draws more
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