I. C. C. Report Cites Resto
ration of Wages—Roads
Show More Traffic.
By the Associated Press. |
A hint that it believes the railroads j
of the country should be permitted to [
Increase freight rates unless traffic j
increases was given yesterday by the
Interstate Commerce Commission.
At the same time, the railroads an
nounced that their 1934 freight ship
ments increased over 1933 and 1932
and groups of shippers filed briefs in
opposition to proposed increases in
rates on various commodities.
The commission, in its annual re
port, yesterday cited the restoration
of railroad wages due to be completed i
April 1 and additional costs of mate- |
rials used, adding that the ability of,
the carriers to bear such increases J
"will depend in large part on the
further revival of traffic."
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"Freight rates, however," the com
mission added, "are somewhat below
the level of those of the prosperous
year 1926 so often referred to as a
year having a desirable level for com- j
modity prices, and passenger fares
average considerably lower than those
In 1926. while wages are to be re
stored to a level higher than that of
1926, since there was an upward
tendency in wages between 1926 and
February 1, 1932."
The 1934 increase in freignt nauiea
■was shown by the year end report of
the Association of American Railroads
to have been largely accumulated in
the first six months of the year.
The upward swing which started
early in the year continued through
June, but in July a decrease began
which continued until December.
The association reported that total
loadings of revenue freight for the
year were 30.785.494 cars, an increase
of 5.4 per cent over the previous year
and 9.20 over 1932.
Shippers File Briefs.
The American Newspaper Publish
ers' Association and several other
groups of shippers yesterday filed
briefs in opposition to the proposal of
the railroads to raise various rates.
The newspaper publishers warned the
commission that increased tariffs
would send more newsprint shipments
to water carriers.
Most of the large cities where news
papers receive newsprint in greatest
volume, it was pointed out, are on
The Interstate Commerce Commis
sion withheld its usual legislative rec
ommendations yesterday. It is await
ing reports on various studies being
made by Joseph B. Eastman. Federal
co-ordinator of transportation. These
are to be made to the commission and
transmitted by it to the President and
REPORT IS MADE
More Than Million Days' Work
Given by Social Service
The Social Service Center of the
Salvation Army in its annual report
yesterday revealed that over one mil
lion days of work had been provided
Washington's needy men during 1934.
The Social Service Center, which
will move into its new building at
First and F streets about March 1,
Is a distributing center for discarded
materials, such as furniture and cloth
ing, which are gathered by employes
of the bureau and rehabilitated in
Its workshop. Funds derived from
the resale of these materials are used
to pay the men for their work and
s apport the center.
The annual report shows that 1,
189,344 days of work were provided,
S23.000 in cash paid to the workers,
&0,176 meals served in return for
work and 26,684 beds provided. This
Is not a complete report, Brig. John
McGee pointed out, but they are the
important figures gleaned from a
study of the year's work.
The study also indicates that 5,664
pieces of furniture were repaird, 115,
970 garments made over, 12,140 pairs
of shoes repaired, 3,120 tons of paper
«ent to the mills and 43 tons of rags
also sent to paper mills. Expenses
of operating the shops, the center
and of caring for the men employed
■were about $75,000, which was paid
from the revenues derived by resale
of materials donated.
FOUR IN NASH PLOT
GET 2-YEAR TERMS
Kansas City Judge Also Orders
Conspirators to Pay $10,000
By the Associated Press.
KANSAS CITY, January 5.—The
law's full penalty fell today on the
heads o£ four men convicted of a con
spiracy which the Government
charged paved the way for assassina
tion of a Federal prisoner and four
officers in Union Station Plaza here
June 17, 1933.
Declaring he thought the maximum
penalty "a moderate one indeed,"
Judge Merrill E. Otis sentenced Rich
ard T. Galatas, Hot Springs, Ark.,
gambler; Herbert Farmer, ex-convict
of Joplin, Mo.; Frank B. (Fritz) Mul
loy, Kansas City night club owner,
and Louis (Doc) Stacci, Chicago night
club operator, to serve two years in a
Federal penitentiary and to pay a
fine of $10,000 each for their part in
a conspiracy to liberate Frank Nash,
recaptured Federal convict.
Mrs. Galatas, Mrs. Farmer and Mrs.
Vivian Mathis were sentenced to a
year and a day in prison and fined
$500, the sentences suspended on a
three-year probation and the fines
made payable September 1, 1935.
SERIES TO BE RESUMED
The second half of the 1934-35
series of team games will be opened
by the Federal Bridge Club, an or
ganization of contract players in the
Federal service, on Tuesday night at
2400 Sixteenth street.
The series will consist of 12 ses
sions of play and the team which
wins the half will play a series of
matches against the Exec team, which
won the first half. The Exec team
is composed of Lieut. Comdr. W. A.
Corley, U. S. N., retired; Edward P.
Brooke, Boiling Gait and Lewis R.
Watson. Karl W. Greene, Depart
ment of Justice, is president of the
Mrs. Elizabeth Calatas, one of a group charged with conspiracy in
the 1933 station "massacre" is seen (at right) leaving Federal Court in
Kansas City with her attorney, Henry L. Balaban, after the jury had
brought in a verdict of guilty. The back of Mrs. Esther Farmer, also
convicted, is turned. —Copyright, A. P. Wirephoto.
Ambassador Says There Is
No Imperialism or "Open
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, January 5—Ambas
sador Hirosi Saito of Japan told the
Foreign Policy Association today Ja
pan had no imperialistic designs on
the Far East nor had it any intention
of jeopardizing the principle of the
"open door" in China.
"It is impossible," he declared, "for
Japan to be a menace to you, and I
know that you do not want to be a
menace to my country."
Discussing what he termed "the
principal misgivings" of the Ameri
can people regarding Japan's demands
for naval parity and denouncement of
the Washington treaty, Saito said
they dwelt largely on Japanese policy
in the Far East and China.
No Far East Designs.
"As to the first point," he said. "I
will most emphatically say that Japan
has no aggressive or imperialistic de
signs on the Far East or anywhere
else. · · · The Japanese menace
looms up only when seen through
"Had we been aggressive we could
already have gone far on various oc
casions. We need not have approved
the development of a Manchu and
Chinese government in the new state
of Manchoukuo. To those who are
willing to look fairly at our history,
it seems to me the facts are obvious.
"As to the second anxiety, it is first
necessary to examine the exact mean
ing of the time-honored term, the
"It came into being at the time
when China was partitioned into
'spheres of influence' by Great Brit
ain, Prance, Russia and Germany.
Japan had no part in that partition
ing * * *.
Announcement by Hay.
"The announcement by Secretary
of State John Hay in 1899 of the
principle of the open door presupposed
the existence of the 'spheres of in
fluence.' With the disappearance of
those 'spheres' in later years, the open
door policy has become synonymous
with 'commercial fairness and justice.'
"Japan has in the past been fre
quently charged with violations of the
principle of the open door and equal
opportunity. These charges are plain
ly repudiated in many official reports
prepared by American consular offi
COLLISION BRINGS SUIT
George W. Boyd Claims Motor
Boat Was Bun Down.
A motor boat collision on the Poto
mac River last September yesterday
formed the basis of a damage suit
in District Supreme Court against R.
Lyman Sexton, 1801 I street.
The plaintiff, George W. Boyd, 914
Twenty-second street, claims his boat
was run down by a launch owned by
Sexton and damaged to the extent
Fashion Show, Baby Con
test to Be Attractions at
A fashion show, baby contest and a
host of other attractions and compe
titions will be offered when the fourth
annual United Food Stores Exposition
is held in the Washington Auditorium
February 6 to 16.
The exhibition of new Spring styles
for women, a daily feature, will be
shown this year for the first time. In
addition it is planned to give away
$2.500 in prizes, with attractive offer
ings each day of the show. A new
automobile will be one of the many
Mrs. Harvey W. Wiley, president of
the District Federation of Women's
Clubs, and members of the various
organization of women, have been
especially invited to view the exposi
tion. A model store complete with
the latest fixtures will be set up in the
auditorium, and special attractions
will be staged each night.
Although the opening of the expo
sition is still a month away, the com
mittee in charge announced that
nearly all of the available exhibit space
has been taken. The products of about
75 exhibitors, most of them prom
inent manufacturers of foodstuffs,
will be shown. Morris Kraft Is gen
eral chairman of the exposition, with
Alfred L. Stern as director. Other
members are Morris Vigderhouse,
George Herder and David Hornstein.
In three months Australia has ex
; ported over 73,000,0000 pounds of
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