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WEATHER.
<U. 8. Weather Bureau Forecast.)
Fair and colder, with lowest tempera
ture about 20 degrees tonight: tomorrow
fair. Fresh northwest winds, diminishing
tonight. Temperatures—Highest, 35, at
11 a.m. today; lowest, 28, at 10 p.m. yes
terday. Pull report on page A-9.
New York Markets Closed Today.
The only evening paper
in Washington with the
Associated Press News
and Wire photo services.
Yesterday's Circulation, 118,877
8ome Returns Not Yet Received
à
No. 33,117.
Entered as second class matter
post office, Washington. D. C.
WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 1935—THIRTY-FOUR PAGES.
(ΑΊ Mean· Aaaociatad Prat*.
TWO CENTS.
1 ROOSEVELT STAND
ON BONUS SPURS
[ COMPROMISE TALK
\ Congress Leaders Prefer
, Mutual Agreement to
Veto Fight.
I
V. F. W. CHIEF ANSWERS
PRESIDENT'S ARGUMENT
Van Zandt Maintains Lawmakers
"Will Be Final Arbiters
of This Issue."
By the Associated Press.
Talk of possible compromises on the
bonus to avert a knock-down-and
drag-out fight was intensified among
Democratic leaders in Congress today.
With President Roosevelt expressing
plain opposition to full and immediate
payment of the $2,100,000,000 soldiers'
bonus and powerful blocs in Congress
enlisted in a drive for just such pay
, ment, leaders were making no attempt
to 'discount the magnitude of the fight
threatening.
Thougr* the opinion of the White
House on any bargaining efforts was
^iiot disclosed, several leaders who did
not wish to be quoted felt the Presi
dent had not closed the door on such
I attempts. They made no secret of
I the:y preference for a mutual agree
ment rather than a veto fight.
' Roosevelt Veto Expected.
/Whether a compromise acceptable to
Soth sides could be reached remained
for the future to determine. Many
' of those who have fought for veterans'
legislation in the past have turned
thumbs down on a suggestion to cash
the certificates for only those veterans
in need.
There remained little doubt in the
minds of most legislators that Mr.
Roosevelt would veto full and imme
diate payment, according to the views
he expressed yesterday.
In reply to a letter from Garland
R. Fermer, head of the American
Legion post at. Henderson, Tex., the
President said, among other things,
that there was misunderstanding on
the subject; the certificates were all
the assets many veterans had to leave
for their families. He denied payment
now would speed recovery.
Van Zandt Answers.
James E. Van Zandt. national com
mander of the Veterans of Foreign
Wars, contended the misunderstand
ing was on the part of the President.
"While we respect the views of
President Roosevelt on this and other
matters of policy." he said, "we be
lieve that Congress will be the final
arbiter of this issue."
Denying the President's assertion
that former veterans had been given
preference in employment, he spoke
of the "dire need of these men and
their families."
Raps Texas Commander.
Assailing Comdr. Farmer as "by no
means representative of World War
veterans." Van Zandt said the Texan
"served less than two months in an
ambulance unit." In Henderson, Tex.,
Farmer said:
"It was a great compliment to this
post to hear from President Roosevelt
regarding his stand."
Declaring the bonus "does not mean
anything to me, for I have not made
application myself," he explained he
had written the letter to the President
in behalf of members of his post.
Entering the National Guard in
1917, he said, he had served "only a
short while" before being discharged
as underweight.
Auxiliary Head in Battle.
Mrs. A. C. Carlson, national presi
dent of the American Legion Auxiliary,
said there was "pressing need" for
Immediate payment. She said that
"in his statement that adjusted com
pensation money, if paid, would go to
clear indebtedness and that 85 per
cent of the veterans who die leave only
the adjusted compensation certificates
for their families, the President has
pointed sharply to the pressing need
for immediate payment of the certifi
cates."
Leaders in Congress, including Rep
resentative Byrns of Tennessee, were
expressing the hope that the bonus
issue could be settled quickly. Though
some contended the fight might be a
close one, veterans' leaders were
claiming enough votes to pass the
measure even over a presidential veto.
SUICIDE IN FURNACE
Father Finds Body of Woman
Burned to Death.
OREENSBURG, Pe„ January 1 (IP).
—The body of 39-year-old Margaret
Werkman was found burned almost
beyond recognition in the furnace
of her home by her father late yes
terday. Authorities termed the case
"suicide."
State police, summoned by Coroner
H. A. McMurray. said last night after
completing an investigation that the
women had been disappointed in love
»nd that she threatened suicide some
time ago.
Wirephoto Service Inaugurated
As News Pictures Are Flashed
Over 10,000 Miles of Lines
The Associated Press Enlists Latest
Device of Modern Magic to Tell
Complete Story.
Turn to page A-5 for a full page of Wirephotos, illus
trating news events from distant cities of the continent.
While 10,000 miles of telegraph wire
hummed an electrifying refrain 38
newspapers in 25 of America's larger
cities today blazoned their pages with
magic pictures heralding a new epoch
in journalism—the inauguration of
Associated Press wirephoto service.
There was nothing magic about the
pictures themselves. It was In the
transmission of them across thou
sands of miles of wire, with the speed
of telegraphed news, that newspaper
dom marveled today—and mused upon
its implications for the future.
The first photograph to be wired
from Washington when the conti
nental network of wirephoto lines was
opened this morning was a picture of
the Capitol, framed with boughs
coated with last night's sleet.
In less than 10 minutes this ordi
nary news picture, snapped by a Star
photographer, had been received in
negative form in two dozen cities and
a few moments later positive prints
of it were in the hands of editors of
the 38 Associated Press wirephoto
papers.
Even while the ice-coated Capitol
likeness was being flashed to distant
points, the receiving machine in the
wirephoto room on the third floor of
The Star building was recording a
negative wired across the continent.
The telegraphing of pictures began
at 3 a.m. without ceremony, but was
hailed later today over Nation-wide
ladio networks. A first-hand descrip
tion of scenes in the wirephoto labo
, ratory here was broadcast by the Co
1 iumbia Broadcasting Co. this morning.
Frank B. Noyes, president of the
Associated Press, wis to explain the
new service to the Nation over a coast
to-coast network of the National
Broadcasting Co. at 2:45 p.m.
In an address prepared ί or the
broadcast Mr. Noyes characterized
wirephoto as "a momentous event in
American newspaper history—perhaps
the most important development in
(Continued on Page 4, Columnΐ7Γ~
Mrs. Katherine Briscoe, 51,
Dies of Mysteriously In
flicted Wound.
By the Associated Press.
BALTIMORE, January 1.—A small
piece of metal was found last night
in the lung of Miss Katherine Briscoe,
51, member of an old Maryland family,
who died of a mysteriously inflictcd
wound at her home.
Coroner Ferdinand C. Link described
! the bit of metal as "a small lead sub
stance resembling a bullet."
X-ray photographs taken by Dr.
Howard J. Maldeis, city post-mortem
physician, revealed the solid particle
ι lodged in the middle of the right lung.
He said it Tvould take some time to
determine exactly what the object was.
X-Ray Pictures to Be Taken.
Miss Briscoe's brother, City Council
man Philander B. Briscoe, had an
nounced earlier he would have X-ray
photographs taken of the body.
An exploding bullet or other sub
stance in the furnace had been ad
vanced as possible causes of the mortal
I wound Miss Briscoe suffered in the
cellar of her home yesterday.
Shortly after she had gone to stoke
the furnace Miss Briscoe ascended the
cellar stairs of her home, in an exclu
sive residential section of the city,
and. pausing in a hallway, said:
"Something struck me in the chest."
Her brother-in-law. Rear Admiral
William S. Pye, noticing that a
sweater she wore was stained *ith
blood, put a pillow under her head as
she sank to the floor. Before a physi
cian arrived she was dead.
Pyrite May Have Exploded.
One theory was that she was killed
by a bullet.
Coroner Link said it was possible
she had been struck by an exploding
pyrite in the furnace. Miss Briscoe
had put coal into the furnace a
minute before her death. No trace
of explosives were found in the ashes,
however.
Miss Briscoe had been in good
health and spirits, police were told.
They were informed also that no shot
had been heard and no one had been
seen in the cellar. No weapon was
found.
J. J. MURPHY ILL
Spanish War Veteran Officer's
Condition Critical.
TIFFIN, Ohio, January 1 (/Pi.—
James J. Murphy, 55, of Washington,
quartermaster general of the United
Spanish War Veterans, lies In a criti
cal condition in Mercy Hospital here.
Murphy was stricken with a cere
bral hemorrhage while visiting friends
here over the holidays.
BODY OF U. S. MAN FOUND
Identified by Cubans as "Prof.
William Stute."
HAVANA, January 1 (>P).—Author
ities at nearby Mariel have reported
fishermen had found a body floating
on the sea. The dead man was iden
tified as Prof. William Stute, an Amer
ican who had been missing for a week.
Authorities were unable to Identify
the man further or say from what
part of the United States he came.
They could not immediately ascertain
the circumstances of his drowning.
STEEL CHALLENGE
OF Ν. R.A. IS SEEN
Legal Battle May Result in
Collapse of Talks for
Labor Truce.
By the Associated Press.
As a result of the collapse of
negotiations for a steel labor truce,
observers foresee a legal fight which
may find the United States Steel
Corp. carrying a challengî to the
recovery act up to the United States
Supreme Court.
The Steel Labor Board has Issued
an order for elections to determine
collective bargaining representatives
at the Duquesne. Pa., and McDonald,
Ohio, plants of the Carnegie Steel Co., '
a subsidiary of United States Steel, j
Steel officials already had made known ;
they would not surrender pay rolls
for the purpose of making up eligi
bility lists for such elections.
Act Held Unconstitutional.
When petitions for elections came
before the board, the corporation
contended the recovery act was un
constitutional and that employes had
an opportunity to choose their repre
sentatives at elections of officials of
the employe representation plan,
which American Federation of Labor
men call a "company union."
The order for tiie elections marked
the break-down of negotiations for a 1
six-month truce between the steel
leaders and the A. P. of L. stee;
union, the Amalgamated Association
of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers. Union
leaders wanted "majority rule" under ,
which representatives chosen by a
majority of workers would represent
all, while the Steel Corporation offered
to recognize the Amalgamated as rep- i
resenting its members if demands for :
elections were dropped.
Desired Truce Not Reached.
The White House recently took a
hand in the negotiations, but the de
sired truce could not be reached.
Charlton Ogburn, counsel to the
Amalgamated, called on U. S. Steel
officials "to carry out their promise
made last Summer to the steel board
to co-operate with the board."
MILLION FIGHT TO SEE·
ROSE BOWL PARADE ι
I
Normal Winter Tourist Traffic,
Swollen Beyond All Bounds
for Game Today.
By the Associated Press.
LOS ANGELES, January 1.—Every j
road, highway, byway and country
lane leading from Los Angeles to I
Pasadena was in a traffic jam today, J
as 1,000,000 persons fought their way.
to the route of the Tournament of
Roses parade and a second wave of !
85,000 struggled toward the Rose
Bowl, where foot ball teams from Ala
bama and Stanford universities meet.
The normal Winter tourist traffic
was swollen beyond all bounds, with
every major hotel in the two cities re
porting all available space taken.
FISHING TUGS SAFE
Fear for Lake Vessels Dispelled
With Arrivals.
HARBOR BEACH, Mich., January
1 HP).—Fears for the safety of two
fishing tugs, reported missing on Lake
Huron, were dispelled today with the
arrival of both boats at Harbor Beach.
The Vern T. was towed in by the
Coast Ouard patrol boat Cardigan.
The Roamer, the second of the two
boats owned by W. C. Thomas of
Unionvllle, Mich., reached port under
its own power.
No 5:30
Today
Because of the holiday
there will be no 5 :30 or
Night Pinal editions o{
The Star Today. Night
Final subscribers will
receive the R e g u la r
Edition.
*
Rider Saved as Mule Plunges
"'lOver 1,000-Foot Cliff—It's Lie
Br the Associated Press.
Chicago, January 1.—Five thousand
liars were turned loose on a helpless
public today, and the worst was none
too good for them.
Hey were lean from a year'a train
ing for the annual tournament of the
Burlington (Wis.) Liars' Club, and
when they stripped for action the lies
were pretty barefaced.
California weather braggarts, of
course, led all the rest In numbers, but
they took no prizes home.
The judges, home-trained them
selves In the prevaricator's art, passed
up the embellished tale of Esther
Anderson, McKeesport, Pa., that her
grandfather's boyhood tintype had
grown a full beard when found In the
attic recently.
They voted the medal for wor:
champion liar, which hasn't
world's
-fc
trade value, to Verne L. Osborn of
Centralla, Wash., who had told of
plunging over a 1,000-foot cliff on the
back of his trained mule purusing a
jackrabbit.
"I was nonplussed for the nonce,"
said Osborn, "but when we were with
in 10 feet of the bottom I recovered
my wits.
" 'Whoa, there,' I shouted.
"The mule was so darned well
trained he stopped dead In his tracks.
I got oil and dropped gently the re
maining few feet."
Gregory Clark of the Toronto Star
had a tale In sadder vein. His shoes
were so old, he related, that he could
no longer tell which waa right and
left. One day he wore the left shoe
on the right foot and when he turned
a corner to the right his shoe* turned
left and be broke both lege.
DRESS eu
F 0 R HAUPTMANN
TRIAL jNPROGRESS
Jersey Calls All Members of
Legal Staff to Go Over
Evidence.
COUNTY ENGINEER WILL
BE FIRST TO TESTIFY
Betty Gow and Col. Lindbergh
Will Be Among First Witnesses
Called by State.
BULLETIN.
NEW YORK, January 1 (4>).—
C. Lloyd Fisher, associate counsel
for Bruno Richard Hauptmann,
said today he would invite John
Hughes Curtiss, Norfolk, Va., boat
builder, to testify for the defense
In Hauptmann's trial on a chift-ge
of murdering the Lindbergh baby.
By the Associated Press.
FLEMINGTON, N. J„ January 1.—
The State called a dress rehearsal
today of the court room drama In
which it will attempt to send Bruno
Richard Hauptmann to the electric
chair for the slaying of the kidnaped
Lindbergh baby.
All members of the State's legal staff
went to Trenton to review their mass
of evidence in a conference that is, as
far as is known, the last preliminary
to the opening tomorrow of the trial
of America's most celebrated criminal
case.
An official source said the program
for the conference included a fina·
questioning of witnesses regarding
evidence they will place before the
Hauptmann jury.
Hauptmann himself sat stoically in
his cell, seemingly apathetic to the
fate that awaits him, whether it be
acquittal or conviction of the most
widely-storied kidnaping and slaying
of the century.
Roberts to Be Witness.
The first witness, it has been Indi
cated authoritatively, will be Walter
Roberts. Hunterdon County engineer,
who will place before the jury a word
picture of the terrain involved.
Roberts is expected first to describe
the home of Col. and Mrs. Charles A.
Lindbergh in the Sourland Mountains,
near Hopewell, whence their infant
son was taken the night of March l,
1932.
The engineer also will tell of the
roads in the vicinity of the Lindbergh
estate, to show how the kidnaper could
have reached the scene, seized the
child and made his getaway.
Betty Gow, the comely Scotch nurse
maid of the child, who crossed the
ocean to testify, will recount how she
put the child to bed in his crib in
the second-floor nursery, and how she
looked at the crib a short time later
to find the child gone.
The alarm she gave, first apprising
him of the loss of his son, and the
initial steps he took to notify police,
will be described by Col. Lindbergh.
Mountaineers to Testify.
Then will follow other vital testi
mony. telling of the arrival of the
first policeman on the scene, the find
ing of the ladder, with one rung bro
ken. leaning against the wall, and
reaching to the nursery window, dis
covery of footprints in the mud
around the base of the ladder and the
finding of fresh automobile tracks on
the road.
The State will introduce Sourland
mountaineers, who have alleged they
saw Hauptmann. or a man closely re
sembling him, in the vicinity, prior
to the kidnaping.
Through the several weeks, from the
time the child was kidnaped, to the
time its body was found a few miles
away, in the underbrush by a roadside,
the State will carry the story, telling
of the futile ransom negotiations and
the payment of $50,000 by the Lind
bergh intermediary. Dr. J. P. "Jafsie··
Condon, to the supposed kidnaper.
The story will reach a climax in the
arrest of Hauptmann. for possession
of part of the Lindbergh ransom
money.
JUDGE ASKS JURORS
TO CONVICT WOMAN
Recommends Action in Case of
Californian Accused of Slay
ing Husband.
By the Associated Press.
MERCED. Calif.. January 1.—Con
victlon of Mrs. Bertha Talkington, ac
cused of murdering her husband, was
recommended by the judge here in an
unprecedented procedure made pos
sible by a new criminal law.
Superior Judge Ε. N. Rector, a vet
eran of 40 years on the bench, made
the recommendation last night before
the jury was sent to bed after failing
to report a verdict.
Mrs. Talkington is charged with
fatally shooting her husband, L. I.
Talkington, Watonsville barber, last
October.
ENGLISHMAN HANGED
FOR KILLING OWN BABY
?oung Mother, Convicted in Same
Case, Gets Life in Prison
After Pleas.
Br the Associated Press.
LEEDS, England. January 1.—
Frederick Rushworth, 29-year-old
farm hand, was hanged in Armley
Prison today for the murder of his
baby.
He vas convicted with Mrs. Lydla
Β Inks, 24-year-old domestic, of bury
ing their child alive. Both were
sentenced to death, but the woman's
sentence was commuted to life im
prisonment after thousands joined
in petitioning the home office that
she be granted clemency.
Paraguayan Victory Reported.
ASUNCION, Paraguay, January 1
W).—Paraguayan forces In the Chaco,
it was officially reported, have scored
a victory in the Ibibobo sector, slay
ing 600 Bolivians and taking 2,000
prisoners, #
JANUARY 1, 1935.
EARTH HELD SOLE
ABODE OF HUMANS
Living Creatures Must Get
Oxygen From Rocks Bil
lion Years Hence.
BY THOMAS R. HENRY,
Staff Correspondent of The 8t»r.
PITTSBURGH, January l.—The
earth alone in the vastness of the
solar system Is the probable abode of
life. I
Its two closest neighbors, Venus and
Mars, appear to represent the begin
ning and the end of the process
through which this world Is passing,
according to the evidence presented
before the American Association for
the Advancement of Science here last
night by Dr. Henry Norris Russell of
Princeton University in his presiden
tial address.
The earth, however, is probably a
billion years from the beginning and
at-least a billion years from the deso
late ending, when, if· any living crea
tures remain, they must set up enor
mous plants for the electrolysis of
oxygen from rocks to keep the fires of
life burning, Prof. Russell said.
Oxygen, he pointed out, is almost
identical with life itself and the other
planets, with the possible exception of
Venus, show very little of it in avail
able form. In the beginning, Dr. Rus
sell explained, it is certain that the
earth was very hot and the gases
which formed its primitive atmos
phere, their molecules excited to great
speeds of motion by the great tem
perature. must have escaped to outer
space. This left a globe with prac
tically no atmosphere at all.
Oxygen Forced Out.
But all the time it was cooling and
solidifying. As its heavier elements
"froze," oxygen an dother gases were
forced out of them. But this time the
earth was cool enough so that their
molecules could not attain speeds
great enough to overcome the planet's
gravity and escape. Thus the world
attained a new and permanent at
mosphere and the stage was set for
the coming of life.
"The present rich supply of oxy
gen," Dr. Russell said, "appears to
be a by-product of terrestrial life it
self. The earth may be regarded as
an intensively vegetated planet from
whose atmosphere the greedy plants
extract the remaining residue of car
bon dioxide so rapidly that if it were
not returned to the air by combus
tion, respiration and decay the whole
supply would be exhausted in a dec
ade or so. Oxygen removed from the
atmosphere by these processes is
returned by the plants."
So none of the life-giving oxygen
actually is wasted by breathing and
life might go on forever except for
another, and unnoticed, phenome
non—the combination of oxygen and
iron. As iron compounds are exposed
to the atmosphere by such processes
as rock weathering they form combi
nations with oxygen and never re
turn It. In the billion-odd years dur
ing which this process has been goinj
on iron may have captured twice as
much oxygen out of the atmosphere
~~(Continued on Page 3, Column 4.)
CARDINAL BOURNE,
73, DIES IN LONDON
Archbishop of Westminster. Foe
of Soviet, Succumbs With Only
Nurse at Bedside.
By the Associated Press.
LONDON, January 1.—Death closed
the career of Francis Cardinal Bourne,
Archbishop of Westminster, early to
day.
The 73-year-old prelate died of
heart disease. Ever since his return
from a visit to the Vatican in 1932, he
had been in 111 health. His condition
became critical last Saturday.
The churchman's last public ap
pearance was at Christmas day serv
ices in Westminster Cathedral.
I London, Cardinal Bourne's birth
I place and scene of his rapid rise in the
Catholic hierarchy, still was shouting
' Its welcome to the New Year as the
prelate died. Only his nurse was at
his bedside.
In recent years the prelate had fre
quently denounced the attitude of
Soviet Russia toward religion. He
urged Catholics throughout the world
to seek to Improve the situation of
Russian Christians.
It was expected Cardinal Bourne
would be burled beneath the altar of
Galilee Chapel at ôted^nds.
Capital Man Dives
Into Four Mile Run
To Rescue Motorist
J. Richard Dietrich. 1907 Thirty
seventh street, included in his
New Year festivities early today
a swim in Four Mile Run.
Dietrich was driving along low
er road from Washington to Alex
andria about 4 a.m.. when the
car ahead of him skidded on the
icy pavement and plunged Into
the creek. Dietrich dove in,
wrestled with the door of the
sunken automobile, and extricated
J. William Devers, chief Stewart
at Lawton Reformatory, who was
unhurt.
Devers went to work this morn
ing as usual and Dietrich went
home to ward off possible con
sequence of his Midwinter swim.
LENIENCY BANNED
ON MR TAGS
2,000 Autos Temporarily
"Benched" as Deadline
Is Passed.
Failure of motorists to observe
timely warnings as to the absolute
deadline at 8 a.m. today on use of
1934 automobile tags, found 2,000
cars temporarily "benched" this
morning, despite the fact 4,000 sets
were issued yesterday in a last-min
ute rush.
New Year revelers were permitted
to drive unmolested last night, but
Assistant Supt. of Police L. I. H. Ed
wards announced no leniency would
be shown after the deadline hour.
Issuance Record Set
Employes of the office of the direc
tor of vehicles and traffic set a new
record yesterday for the amount of
tags issued in any four-hour period,
and announced, after a check-up,
112,600 sets of 1935 tags had been
issued up to the close of business.
Traffic Director WiUiam A. Van
Duzer declared there would be no
extension of the life of last year's
tags.
More than 980 warrante for traffic
violations were served during the tag
issuance period, with over 600 still
being held.
Removal Today Ordered.
Automobiles will have to be removed
from the streets after 6 p.m. today, if
tags have not been changed. Strict
orders have been given to enforce
the no-extension ruling, which is the
first for several years.
Scarcity of tags apparently created
thievery last night, when 1935 tags be
longing to William J. Dowllng, 1221
Randolph street, were stolen from the
back seat of his automobile.
TEXAN SLAIN WHILE SON
IS HELD IN COOK'S DEATH
County Treasurer Mysteriously
Killed, While Police Link Youth
to Second Murder.
Br the Associated Press.
SHEPHERD, Tex., January 1.—The
fatal shooting of Charles Clark. 52
year-old county treasurer, puzzled offi
cers here today, whUe the official's
son was charged with murder in con
nection with the slaying of Frank
Laverine, 30.
Clark was found shot to death in a
beer parlor he operated, while Lav
erlne's body was found in a ditch near
the place* Laverine was employed as
a cook at Clark's establishment.
Sheriff R. D. Holllngshead blamed
the shooting of Laverine on an argu
ment over the affections of an 18
year-old girl. Murder charges were
filed against Clark's son, Tyrus, and
Clarence Lowrie, a Livingston tailor.
Officers said they believed Clark had
been killed while resisting robbers.
Guide for Readers
Page.
Amusements B-18
Comics B-15
Features B-14
Finance A-12 to A-16
Lost and Found A-»
Radio B-ll
Serial 8tory B-17
Short Story B-17
Society B-2
Sports 4 A-10-11
GIRL, 18, IS KILLED
IN HEAD-ON CRASH
Nine Others Are Injured as
Result of New Year
Accidents.
The death of an 18-year-old high
school girl and serious injury of two
of nine other traffic victims last night
added tragedy to the new year despite
the concentrated effort of police to
prevent casualties.
Miss Irma Crouch, 1913 Pennsyl
vania avenue, was killed instantly and
her twin sister Audrey and three male
companions injured in a head-on col
lision in the 2300 block of Bladens
turg road. Both girls attended West
ern High School.
Leaving a party at the Kennedy
Warren Apartments to pick up a girl
friend the group collided with an
other automobile driven by Stanley H.
Hirst, 34, chief petty officer, attached
to the Naval Air Station, Anacostla,
Irma was killed when her head shat
tered the front windshield.
Driver Slightly Hurt.
John K. Hillers, 19. of 238 First
street southeast was driving the car.
He received but slight lacerations and
bruises to the head and right eye.
The girl's sister was treated at Provi
dence Hospital for leg injuries and
released. Passing motorists rushed
Irma to Emergency Hospital, where
she was pronounced dead.
The sisters resembled each other so
closely that It was impossible to tell
which had been killed until Audrey
recovered from the shock and was
able to tell her name.
Hirst was being held pending a
coroner's investigation. Hillers was
released by police.
Others injured in the crash, which
occurred not far from where Traffic
Policeman Raymond Sinclair was
killed Friday, are Earl F. Yingling, 20,
of "714 Nineteenth street, and Russell
F. Murphy, 17, of 3517 Thirteenth
street. Yingling was released after
treatment at Providence Hospital,
while Murphy remained at Emergency
Hospital in an undetermined condi
tion.
Meantime the all-time traffic fatal
ity record here reached 135, when
Louis Brown, 56, of 1320 Tenth street
died yesterday in Sibley Hospital from
injuries received when struck by an
automobile November 2.
Two Seriously Hurt.
Charles B. Falbush, 61, of 3607
Fourteenth street, and Emma Lewis,
38. of 4912 Grant street northeast,
were the seriously injured persons.
Falbush, police said, was struck by
a street car while crossing at Four
teenth street and Spring road, re
ceiving head lacerations, while the
Lewis woman was struck by an auto
mobile while croesing the street near
her home. Police said the automo
bile which struck her was driven by
John R. Jones, 21, colored, of 1092
Rosedale street northeast, inflicting
lacerations to the face and possible
internal injuries. Both were taken
to Garfield Hospital.
Other victims, less seriously injured,
are: William Shreves, 31, of 123 Thir
teenth street; Edwin Beall, 17, of 147
Tennessee avenue northeast, both
treated at Casualty Hospital after an
accident at Kentucky avenue and C
street southeast, and Sergt. George L.
Adams, U. S. Α., injured when his
car skidded into a telephone pole on
Queens Chapel road. He was treated
at Walter Reed Hospital for head in
juries and lacerations to the face.
G. 0. Ρ J HOUSE
TO FIGHT LOSSES
ON COMMITTEES
Snell Indicates Places Will
Not Be Given Up With
out Protest.
AGREEMENT IS CLAIMED
ON LINE-UP IN SENATE
Holt to Wait for Birthday.
Roosevelt Busy—Budget Mes
sage Slated Monday.
By th« Associated Press.
Democratic leaders, mustering their
strength today to put the Roosevelt
program through the Seventy-fourth
Congress, opening Thursday, found
House Republicans fighting any at
tempt to cut the G. O. P. strength
in committees that will consider major
measures.
Senate plans have been made Sen
ator Robinson of Arkansas, Demo
cratic leader, said he and Senator Mc
Nary of Oregon. Republican "hief. had
effected a tentative arrangement to
give the majority party two moio
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and the minority two less.
This, it was said, would be in line
with the increased majority trr the
Democrats. Such a move in ...any
cases would give the Democrats more
than a 2-to-l preponderance on com
mittees. Though a similar step has
been discussed among House members,
leaders made no announcemen'. Rep
resentative Bertrand H. Snel! of Ne*
York, probable choice for minority
leader, has indicated he would pro
test such action.
Budget Message Monday.
The President, despite the holiday,
worked on his program. Little in
formation about it has yet reacntd
Capitol Hill. After the presidential
message Friday—which is expected 10
deal with aims and principles in gen
eral outline—the budget message Mon
day will reveal how much spending il
contemplated.
Aside from the bonus, administra
tion leaders indicated they see few
signs of any revolt that would threat
en seriously a White House leader
ship.
Talk of possible compromises to
avert an out-and-out veto fight on
the veterans' bonus was intensified.
Organization problems absorbed the
leaders today. Senate chiefs tenta
tively decided that after Congress
meets they may take up the disputed
proposal to have the United States
join the World Court ind consider it
until other legislation is ^eadv for de
bate.
The House was ready to start
grinding out appropriation bills. But
it first faced what looked like a pos
sible "free-for-all" fight over the floor
leadership.
Representative Byrns was con
ceded the speakership chair, but the
majority leadership was still at
issue.
Lea Is Big Factor.
Supporters of Representatives Bank
head of Alabama were predicting vic
tory in the Democratic caucus to
morrow. But Representative Lea of
California, after receiving the indorse
ment of his State's delegation of 13,
said that since the South has the
speakership the West or North
should get the other high post. Sev
eral others also are in the fight.
Organization on the Senate side
was only a formality. Both present
leaders—Robinson for the Democrats
and McNary for the Republicans
were safe.
Even questions of seating, which
had threatened trouble, were getting
ironed out. Rush D. Holt, Demo
cratic Senator-elect from West Vir
ginia. said he would comply with the
advice of veteran Democrats to stand
aside until June 19, when he reaches
the constitutional age of 30.
Seat Contest Forecast.
Senator Cutting's Democratic oppo
nent, Dennis Chavez, said he would
carry the seat contest to the Senate.
Cutting's certificate of election means
he will be sworn in on the opening
day, if ,he arrives in time. After
that it would take a two-thirds vote
to remove him.
The Democrats had agreed not to
make a point of the absence of a cer
tificate for Senator Austin, Repub
lican. of Vermont, whose papers can
not be ready for a week.
Awaited with more interest than
anything else was President Roose
velt's recommendations on relief.
Leaders called this the paramount Is
sue, though not so controversial as
the bonus.
With Legislatures of many States
meeting this month, congressional
chiefs were anxious to get the relief
problem out of the way so the State
lawmakers could tackle their part of
the burden before adjourning.
Athlete Kills Father.
BALTIMORE, January 1 OP).—El
mer Hyer, 15-year-old high school
athlete, early today fatally wounded
his stepfather. Bernard Wietheger,
In what he said was defense of his
mother against her husband's abuses.
Two Dawsons Change Minds
And Ask Nice to Divide Jobs
BT JACK ALLEN,
8t*ff Correspondent of Th· Star.
ROCKVILLE, Md.. January 1.—
The Dawson patronage problem, or
the question of "who's going to be
what" under Maryland's new Repub
lican administration, Is right back
where it began Saturday night.
It appears that, after all. Gov.-elect
Harry W. Nice will have to act as um
pire in the game of Dawson vs. Daw
son over the position of Secretary of
State.
The two cousins, Walter W. Daw
son and Thomas L. Dawson, have re
versed the stand they took yesterday
and have tossed the issue squarely into
the lap of their benefactor.
Nice announced Saturday night he
would appoint one of the cousins to
the State position and the other to
the offlce of counsel to the Maryland
National Capital Park and Planning
Commission.
I
He said the decision as to "who's
going to be what" rested with the two
cousins.
Thus the Dawsons put their heads
together and out came the formal
statement yesterday that Walter was
to be the Secretary of State, while
the legal work of the park and plan
ning body would be handled by Tom.
And so the matter stood until last
night.
A second parley was then held in
the House of Dawson and the cousins
amicably decided that it would be
better to leave the verdict to Gov.
elect Nice.
Nice was reached by telephone ·✓"
he agreed to take the problenv '
the cousins' hands and setty J
matter, with indications tir
instead of Walter would b»·
ot State alter *11. S
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