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WEATHER.
(0. β, Weather Bureau Fo reçut.)
Cloudy, probably occasional light rain
tonight and tomorrow; slightly colder to
morrow; lowest temperature tonight about
46 degrees. Temperatures—Highest, 55,
at 6 p.m. yesterday; lowest, 51, at 7:30
a.m. today. Full report on page A-12.
Closing N.Y. Markets, Paget 15,16 & 17
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TWO CENTS.
"JAFSIE" IS UNSHAKEN
AS REILLY CONCLUDES
GRILLING CROSS-QUIZ
ο
Defense Fails
to Show Gang
Stole Baby.
WILENTZ SHOWS
MORE CONCERN
Bruno Counsel May
Name Fiseh as
"John."
Running account of today's ses
sion, Condon testifying—Page
A-4.
BULLETIN.
FLEMINGTON, N. J., January
10 VΡ).—Col. Henry Breckenridge,
attorney for CoL Charles Lind
bergh, followed Dr. John F. Condon
to the stand shortly after the trial
of Bruno Richard Hauptmann was
resumed this afternoon.
(Copyright, l!).'î5, by the Associated Press.)
FLEMINGTON, Ν. J., January 10.
—Hostile, grilling cross-examination
of Dr. John F. (Jafsie) Condon, which
failed in an attempt to show the Lind
bergh kidnaping the work of a gang,
ended unexpectedly today as court
began its afternoon session.
The examination, lasting from 2:33
yesterday until the noon recess today,
failed to shake the elderly Bronx
educator on any essential detail of
his story that Bruno Richard Haupt
mann was the mysterious "John" who
negotiated and collected the futile
Lindbergh ransom of $50.000.
Dr. Condon was excused from the
stand after 23 minutes of redirect ex
amination by the prosecution.
The venerable retired school teacher
had been under severe cross-examina
tion by Chief of Defense Counsel Ed
ward J. Reilly for approximately seven
hours.
Reilly, chief of the defense staff
which is fighting desperately to save
Hauptmann from the electric chair as
the kidnaper and murderer of Charles
A. Lindbergh, jr., had announced pre
viously that he expected to keep Jafsie
on the stand for at least a day and a
half.
Changed Mind During Recess.
Sometime during the noon recess he
decided to content himself with what
inferences had already been drawn
from his questions, and with the pro
duction of two mystery women to con
front Jafsie while he was on the stand.
Reilly brought one of the women
Into court. She was Mrs. Hermina
Koren, who lives on a farm near
Hopewell. Ihe other he merely men
tioned as "Mrs. Busch."
Jafsie readily recognized Mrs. Koren
as a woman who came to his home in
the Bronx with another to discuss
real estate transactions. The other
woman. Reilly said, was Mrs. Busch.
The attorney, mysterious about the
matter, told reporters only that "Mrs.
Koren is a very important witness
who must be kept from contact with
the press."
The only reference to the women in
court testimony was when Reilly
asked Dr. Condon if he did not show
them letters and tell them they were
in the handwriting of the kidnapers.
Dr. Condon disclaimed any memory
cf such incident.
Sought to Clear lip Testimony.
The first point which Attorney Gen
eral David T. Wilentz sought to clear
up after getting Jafsie back as a
witness was his contradictory testi
mony, given under cross-examination,
about the sealed letter which he re
ceived for Col. Lindbergh from the
kidnaper. Dr. Condon had said he
did not break the seal, yet he went
on to tell how he described the symbols
in the letter to Lindbergh over the
telephone.
He told Wilentz he had been con
fused and that his testimony was in
error.
He said he called the Lindbergh
home on the basis of an unsigned note
and was instructed over the phone
to open the sealed letter. He then
read the letter to the person to whom
he talked.
The aged educator, who yesterday
Identified Hauptmann as the mys
(Continued on Page 5, Column 5.)
LEAGUE OVERRULES
JEWISH STATE PLAN
Establishment in Palestine Is
Held Incompatible With
Scop· of Mandate.
By the Associated Press.
GENEVA, January 10.—The Man
dates Commission of the League of
Nations has ruled that the creation ol
a Jewish state in Palestine Is incom
patible with the scope of the mandate
for Palestine issued to Great Britain
by the League.
This ruling was revealed today by
the publication of the minutes of the
recent meeting of the commission, re
porting the decision of a petition from
A. Weinshal, president of the Central
Committee of the Union of Zianlsts
Revisionists In Palestine.
TRAIN WRECK PROBED
Second Serious Collision In Pour
Says Kills Six Russians.
MOSCOW, January 10 OP).—Au
thorities today investigated Russia's
second serious train wreck in four
days—a rear-end collision of two
trains near Rostov-on-Don, in which
six persons were killed and 23 in
jured yesterday.
Pour days ago one express train
plowed into the rear end of another
at Torbine, the resultant casualty list
being 23 dead and 79 injured.
"Jafsie" Says Police Thwarted
Him Before He Got Confession
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK. January 10.—The
World-Telegram, in a special dispatch
from Flemington. N. J., said today
that Dr. John P. ("Jafsie") Condon
said before he resumed his testimony
today that "had the police not inter
fered I long since would have been
able to obtain a full and complete
confession from Hauptmann through
the use of psychological methods."
The dispatch said Dr. Condon de
clared he had won the confidence of
Hauptmann. that the accused carpen
ter had shown signs of remorse, "and
had I been permitted to continue
questioning him and associating with
him in my own way, I believe with
out a doubt that he would have re
vealed the whole awful truth of his
own volition."
"I contemplated no mental third
degree, but rather a projection of my
known attitude of sympathy toward
all humanity," the paper quoted Dr.
Condon as having said before going to
breakfast and then to the court room.
"I had 'John' weeping when I told
him I had treated him like a gentle
man, but that he had not treated me
like one. I had him laughing happily
when I left—as if a great load was
about to be lifted from him—and he
assured me that he wanted me to
come back again. But I was never
permitted to go."
FRANCE MAY 01
GERMAN ARMING
Proposal to Drop "Strong"
Policy Is Being Consid
ered by Cabinet.
By the Associated Press.
PARIS, January 10.—France, under
British and Italian pressure, was re
ported today to be considering "legal
izing" German rearmament.
This proposed abandonment of the
"strong" policy oi former Premier
Gaston Doumergue and the late Louie
Barthou, the foreign minister who
was assassinated with King Alexander,
was discussed at today's cabinet
session.
Laval Makes Report.
Pierre Laval, foreign minister who
has Just returned from Rome where
he signed a Franco-Italian agreement
with Premier Mussolini, reported to
the cabinet on the negotiations.
An abandonment of the "strong"
policy, it was said, would be done as
the only means of knowing what
Reichsfuehrer Hitler is doing and with
the hope of achieving the limitation of
armaments.
Government opposition sharply
criticized such a step as certain to
tie the hands of the French army
while whitewashing Germany and
giving the Reichswehr a free rein.
Sir John Simon, British foreign
secretary, was reported last month
to have half convinced Premier Flan
din and Laval that they might as
well legalize the German army which
the French believe much larger than
the limitations set by the treaty of
Versailles and which they think will
soon equal France's.
Opposes Outlaw Treatment.
It was said Sir John told them that
limitation of the Reichswehr might
be possible, but that nothing toward
limitation can be done while Germany
is treated as an outlaw.
Premier Mussolini, getting Laval
alone, is said to have added his
weight of argument to that of Sir
John and to have squelched France's
remaining hesitancy toward "approv
ing" Germany's rearmament.
Opposition deputies said they be
lieve that when Flandin and Laval
go to London shortly, the two cabinet
ministers will be ready to accept the
British and Italian view.
MAIL-FRAUD CASE
VIRTUALLY IS LOST
IT. S. Judge Dismisses 12 of 14
Indictments Against Central
Petroleum Co.
By the Associated Press.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Januaiy 10.—
Virtual collapse of the Government's
mail fraud case against five officials
and representatives of the Central
Petroleum Co. came in Federal Court
here today when Judge Edgar S.
Vaught dismissed 12 of the 14 counts
of the indictment.
Dismissal was based on the fact the
statute of limitations had run before
the indictment was returned, Judge
Vaught announced.
The unexpected move occurred at
conclusion of a routine hearing before
Judge Vaught on a motion for a bill
of particulars and a demurrer filed
by J. C. Salisbury, Dallai, Tex., sales
man.
Others indicted are Roy S. Ran
ci OTSOn, former president of the $1,
500,000 oil company; Β. H. Stevens,
brother-in-law of Randerson and a
director of the organization; R. V.
Kohls and A. J. McCall. AU are from
Oklahoma City except Salisbury.
450 STRIKERS RETURN
ON MILLS' ULTIMATUM
Bossville Ga., Company Issues
Warning Today la Last
They Can Come Back.
Β y the Associated Press.
ROSS VILLE, Oa., January 10.—
Approximately 450 employes reported
far work at the Richmond hosiery
mills today foUowing the ultimatum
of mill officials that today was the
last day striking employes would be
taken back.
National Guardsmen took two
alleged "night riders" into custody
during the night. Another man,
described by officers as an "agitator,"
also was arrested, and two pickets
who resumed duty in front of the
mill gates today were taken Into cus
tody by Guardsmen for questioning.
Hosiery plant officials said toe mill
would resume fuU operation tomorrow
with new employes if strikers did not
apply for reinstatement during the
day.
State troops now are holding 39
[ men aa a result of the strike.
ITALY ACTS AGAIN
TO GUARD AUSTRIA
Troops Being Concentrated
on Border—Result of
Saar Vote Feared.
BULLETIN'.
BERLIN, January 10 OP).—Ger
many today declined the Invita
tion of Great Britain to send a
representative to Geneva for the
League of Nations Council meeting
next week, following the Saar Basin
territory plebiscite.
By the Associated Press.
VIENNA, January 10.—Italian
troops are being concentrated along
the Austrian frontier, ready to act im
mediately should German Nazis at
tempt a putsch In this country fol
lowing the Saar plebiscite, it was re
ported reliably today.
Both the Austrian and Italian gov
ernments are taking extreme precau
tions, fearful of wnat may follow an
expected German victory in the pleb
iscite
Hundreds Jailed in Tyrol.
Hundreds oi known Nazis and their
sympathizers were arrested in Tyrol
Province. Police and auxiliary forcée
of the province, where Nazism is still
strong, were ordered under a state of
alarm from Saturday until Tuesday of
next week in anticipation of demon
strations.
Italy has duplicated its action of
last Summer when it sent troops to the
frontier following Chancellor Doll
fuss' assassination during a Nazi
putsch.
Under a pretext of Winter maneu
vers, it was learned, Italian garrisons
from the entire Verona district have
been concentrated along the Brenner
Brixen line.
Fascist militia formerly stationed
there have been withdrawn and re
placed by regular soldiers.
Movements Reported.
Residents of Linz said 80 trucks
filled with armed men from Southern
Austria passed through there yester
day and that the Austrian govern
ment feared Nazis now exiled in Ger
many would attempt an invaslcji after
Sunday's vote in the Saar.
The fact that Italy Is now firmly
acting as a defender of Austria's
interests against Germany, Is not
favorably regarded by many of the
Tyrolese population. They have not
forgotten that during the World War
they fought against Italy and contend
that their brothers in the Southern
Tyrol are suffering under Italian
domination.
Even the Tyrolese Heimwehr (Fas
cist Home Guard), the rank and file
of which is otherwise supporting the
present Fascist Austrian government,
is opposed to a close Austro-Italian
friendship and their leaders have had
their hands full keeping down radical
tendencies against Italy.
Premier Mussolini and Foreign
Minister Laval of France have just
completed agreements designed to
insure Austria's independence. Both
countries fear an Austro-German
union, the goal of Nazis.
REDS RUIN DEMONSTRATION.
Nazi·' Greeting for South Americans
Is Spoiled.
SAARBRUECKEN, Saar Basin Ter
ritory, January 10 UP).—Communists
injected themselves Into the German
front's welcome for a group of South
American Saarlanders arriving today
and spoiled the effect the Nazis had
wished their demonstration to pro
duce.
Several hundred Communists, who
desire the territory to remain under
League of Nation's administration,
massed in adjacent side street as the
Nazis gathered before the railroad
station.
"Status quo, status quo," the Com
munists chanted in husky voices as
the visitors walked from their train
to a Nazi cafe nearby, where they
(Continued on Pace 3, Column 3.)
JAMES ROOSEVELT
MAY GO IN HOSPITAL
Son of President I· Considering
Treatment for Occasional
Ailment.
Br the Associated Frees.
BOSTON, January 10.—James
Roosevelt, son of President Roosevelt,
who arrived here today from New
York, said one of the purposes of his
_visit was to determine if it would be
necessary to enter · Boston hospital
for tresémetvt of an ailment which
troubled him occasionally.
AIMING Bill
PASSED BY SENATE
ΗΠΙ NUMBERS
Severe Blow Is Struck at
Rackets Here by Speedy
Action.
AUTO LAW IS APPROVED,
FIXING RESPONSIBILITY
Excess Condemnation Flan Among
Other Measures Which Receive
Favorable Consideration.
The Senate today passed the bill
to put more teeth in the laws against
gambling in the District and also the
measure to promote street safety by
requiring motorists to show financial
responsibility under certain condi
tions.
Th· anti-gambling bill went
through by unanimous consent after
Chairman King of the District Com·
mittee had called attention to the
need for such legislation to break up
the numbers game racket in Wash
ington.
The automobile safety bill also was
approved without a dissenting voice
after Senator McCarran, Democrat,
of Nevada had explained its provisions.
Seven Other Bills Passed.
The Senate also quickly passed
seven other local bills, including the
excess condemnation plan.
The automobile safety bill does not
call for compulsory insurance for ill
drivers, but any motorist convicted of
certain major offenses, or who has an
unpaid accident Judgment against
him, would have to show financial
responsibility before being permitted
to drive a car again.
Referring to the gambling bill,
Senator King told the Senate:
"This is a measure of considerable
importance. It has become a racket
here to sell 'numbers.· School chil
dren and people of limited means are
victimized. It is a gambling lottery,
vicious and insidious."
Senator King explained that the
bill had the support of District At
torney Garnett, Corporation Counsel
Prettyman and the Commissioners.
Law Otherwise Strengthened.
In addition to definitely including
the numbers game in the code, the
gambling bill also strengthens the
hands of the enforcement authorities
by providing that posession of tickets,
slips or other gambling paraphernalia
shall be prima facie evidence of in
tent to violate the gambling laws.
The committee report explained that
the authorities find it difficult to ob
tain convictions at the present time
because of the unwillingness of those
found in gambling establishments to
admit participation in betting or gam
ing or of observing the operation of
gambling devices. The committee re
port also stated that the bill is aimed
at copimercial or professional gam
bling.
Senator King explained that one of
the main purposes of the excess con
demnation bill is to avoid inequities
which result when the Government
acquires nearly all of a lot or area
of ground for public purposes, but
leaves the property owner with small
irregular-shaped segmente of land
which are of little value. Under this
bill the Government could acquire the
entire area and later replat and resell
any part not needed. It would also
assist the Government in protecting
areas surrounding Government im
provements.
Other Bills Fused.
The other bills passed by the Senate
are:
Setting forth a new procedure for
recording and releasing deeds of trust;
establishing new rules for the dis·
posai of property coming Into the
custody of the police property clerk;
extending to step-children of officers
and employes of the United States,
residing outside the District, the same
right to attend local public schools
without tuition now enjoyed by chil
dren of such employes; .fixing penal
ties for unlawful entry on unoccupied
private property, and exempting from
taxation certain property of the
Daughters of Union Veterans of the
Civil War in the District of Columbia.
The only District bill that was post
poned today was the amendment to
the code to strengthen the definition
of usury.
The nine bills that were passed now
go to the House for consideration.
With Congress in session only one
week the action of the Senate is
passing these bills today is be..eved
to be a record for prompt considera
tion of District measures and was
made possible by the fact that Chair
man King called a committee meet
ing as soon as the bills were Intro
duced.
DIVISION OF COURT
ON GOLD ACT SEEN
Further Conflicting Views
Are Presented as Final
Arguments Near.
87 the Associated Press.
Moving toward a judgment on a
paramount New Deal policy, the Su
preme Court received more conflicting
views today on the legality of the
abrogation of gold payments.
While the tribunal prepared to hear
final arguments in five cases chal
lenging the act, observers gained the
impression there was a sharp division
of opinion among the nine justices.
Opponents of the legislation are dis
puting the right of Congress to nullify
the "gold clause" in bonds and other
securities. This clause provided for
payment In "gold or Its equivalent"
and the five complainants demand to
be reimbursed on that basis.
Camming* Sees "Chaos."
Attorney General Cummings, having
in mind the existence of some 100
billion dollars worth of such securi
ties, told the court yesterday that
"chaos" would result if it invalidated
the gold payment suspension act.
He asked the court not to handicap
the Government In future moves for
international currency stabilization,
declaring "the time will come when
the United States will be in conference
with the other nations of the earth
with a view to stabilizing the currency
and fixing standards."
At the White House, however, the
President indicated later that this
country was planning no immediate
step in that direction.
Still later it was stated flatly by
Government fiscal officials, who would
not be quoted, that the United States
participation in any such conference
was not being considered now, though
at some date In the indefinite future,
they indicated, a conference might be
"reasonable and logical."
The Attorney General contended
that since the gold content of the dol
lar has been reduced, an adverse de
cision would result in the payment of
$1.69 for every dollar affected by gold
clause contracts.
Counsel for holders of bonds of the
St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern
Railroad said that if the law is upheld
the Government would repudiate its
obligation.
Questions of Court.
Indications that the Supreme Court
might pouibly be not all of one mind
was seen In frequent questions, prin
cipally by some Justices often called
more "conservative" than their col·
leagues.
Conceding the authority of Congress
to regulate the value of currency. Jus
tice Sutherland wondered if it had not
instead sought to regulate the value of
contracts. In that case, he observed,
It lacked the authority.
After completion of arguments in
the two cases Involving the St. Louis
& Iron Mountain bonds, the court was
expected to take up the last two con
teste. One involves a demand by F.
Eugene Nortz of New York for full
payment equivalent to gold on gold
certificates which he surrendered
when the President called them In.
The other is a claim by John M. Perry
of New York for the difference in the
amount of currency he realized on
liberty bonds and their gold redemp
tion value.
225-Pound Police No Match
For Fighting Wife, He Says
Although Fourth Precinct Policeman
Jess Moore weighs 225 pounds and is
"physically strong and robust," he ad
mitted in District Supreme Court to
day that he is no match for his 115·
pound wife in a rough-and-tumble
fight.
This admission was set forth In
Moore's answer to a suit for limited
divorce filed by the wife, Mrs. Haael
Jean Moore.
The policeman bad this to say of
Mrs. Moore's fighting qualities:
"While the plaintiff Is of slight
build, weighing not more than 115
pounds, the defendant offers to prove
that her obnoxious qualities, her fight
ing spirit, her uncontrollable temper
and her vicious disposition combine to
make her a most redoubtable fighter.
Even though the defendant weighs ap·
proximately 225 pounds and is physi
cally strong and robust, he is in no
respect s match for the plaintiff,
either In the ability to deal out pun
ishment or to receive it, unless he were
to resort to the graver methods of
maiming or fatally injuring the plain
tiff, which eventually would prove to
be the only means of conquering her
in a physical encounter."
Through Attorney Raymond Neu
decker he asserts that his wife "has
not hesitated on occasions too numer
ous to mention to throw dishes, milk
bottles, brass book ends, kitchen uten
sils, sticks of wood and similar objects
at him."
Moore charges that oil another oc
casion the wife sought to prevent him
from going to work, and fought so
valiantly that he finally vas forced
to bind her hands and feet and tie
her to a radiator before he could don
his uniform and leave for the police
station. He alio denied he has ever
used any physical violence toward his
wife except when forced to do so in
self-defense.
Moore then concluded by asking the
court to deny his wife's request for a
divorce. _.
Traffic Spotting
Force Is Doubled
In Safety Drive
Officials Believe Fewer
Accidents Will Result
Through Action.
Motorists, beware—the number of
secret traffic spotters, who turn you
in for passing red lights, speeding
and reckless driving, has been dou
bled.
Instead of 100 of these hand
picked citizens, there are going to be
200. Police Supt. Brown announced
today after a conference with Com
missioner Hazen and Wallace Robin
son, chairman of the Board of Trade
Traffic Committee.
Sergt. Walter H. Thomas, who has
direct charge of the activities of
the Traffic Safety Observers· Com
mittee, said that in Pittsburgh,
where there are 500 traffic spotters,
the decline In fatalities has been so
marked that the Pennsylvania city
has become the least dangerous in
the country.
The question of financing the work
of the obeervers, who report violation»
by mall, also was taken up at the
conference. It is believed the District
government will have to take over the
expense, heretofore borne by the Board
of Trade.
PAY AMENDMENT
SLATEDjNHOUSE
McLeod Plans Measure to
Restore Salary Cuts as
of January 1.
During consideration of the inde
pendent offices appropriation bill by
the House this afternoon. Representa
tive Clarence J. McLeod, Republican,
of Michigan, a member of the Ap
propriations Committee, planned to
offer an amendment to restore the
remaining 5 per cent pay cut to Gov
ernment employes, effective from
January 1.
Representative McLeod, who has
the support of many prominent Dem
ocrats, including members of the Ap
propriations Committee and the Civil
Service Committee, emphasized today
that "the cost of living theory, upon
which the pay cut has been predi
cated, was totally discredited by Con
gress when it restored two-thirds of
the cut last year."
Quotes President.
Representative McLeod argues that
"even the President himself has dis
carded the fallacious idea of measur
ing wages by a so-called cost of living
theory," pointing out that in the
budget message the President signifi
cantly states:
" 'Among the economy provisions
which now obtain and which it is not
proposed to continue is the 5 per cent
reduction in compensation of Govern
ment employes after July 1, 1935."' He
also calls attention that further on in
the budget message the President says
"The index figure of the cost of liv
ing, on the basis of which salary res
torations are provided by Section 3,
Title 2, of the economy act of 1933, now
indicates that such restoration in all
probability would not even be Justified
cm next July 1 or for some time there
after."
Standard Held Discarded.
Continuing his argument Mr. Mc
Leod says: "As the matter stands at
present the cost of living theory has
been thrown overboard by Congress
and has now been repudiated by the
President in his budget message as a
measuring stick for determining the
salaries of Government employes.
"With billions being spent In at
tempts to increase purchasing power
throughout the country, it is not only
the height of inconsistency but a cruel
travesty to withhold complete restora
tion of the 6 per cent pay cut. To
restore the cut In full as of January 1
would mean an additional appropria
tion of but little more than $30,000,·
000. Justice and fairness to Govern
ment employes demand immediate
restoration. Restoration at this time
will not only alleviate an intense and
severe hardship on hundreds of thou
sands of small salaried employes, but
will, through increased purchasing
power do much to stimulate business
recovery.··
Divorced Couple Wed Again.
NEW YORK, January 10 G43).—
Clyde A. Van Hemert, New York jour
nalist, and his former wife. Irene C.
Van Hemert of Sunnydale, Wash., ob
tained » marriage license yeaterday.
ALLEN IS REPORTED
ΓΟ HAVE RESIGNED
Rumor General in Louisiana.
Letter Said to Be on Way
to Long Here.
By the Associated Press.
NSW ORLEANS, January 10.—Re
ports persisted In New Orleans and
Baton Rouge today that Gov. Ο. K.
Allen had resigned.
Confirmation of the report was not
possible, since Gov. Allen had disap
peared to some unannounced place,
and Senator Thomas C. Wingate,
President pro tempore of the Senate,
who would become Governor, was at
home ill.
The resignation had not been re
ceived by the secretary of State, but
it was reported it had been sent to
Senator Huey P. Long in Washington,
political dictator of Louisiana.
Both Gov. Allen and Mrs. Allen have
been in poor health and Mrs. Allen
was reported to have convinced her
husband that he should resign and
avoid the excitement of gubernatorial
duties under the direction of Huey
Long.
Senator Wingate would become Gov
ernor, since Lieut. Gov. John B. Four
net has resigned to accept a seat on
the State Supreme Court, to which he
was elected as a candidate of the Long
machine.
Politicians close to the State ad
ministration refuse either to deny or
confirm the resignation report.
-NOTHING TO IT," LONG.
By the Associated Press.
The secretary of Senator Long of
Louisiana, informed today of reports
that Gov. Ο. K. Allen had resigned,
said that so far as the Senator knew
there was "nothing to it."
Senator Long declined to answer
the telephone, his secretary saying
he was "busy." However, Long was
told of the report by his secretary.
MUSSOLINI ASSURES
PEACE IN ETHIOPIA
Declares Italy's Position Will Not
Besnlt in Policy of
Aggression.
By the Associated Pros.
ROME, January 10.—Premier Mus
solini gave assurances to Negadras
Yesus, Ethiopian Minister to Rome
today, that Italy's strengthened posi
tion in Africa would not result in a
policy of aggression.
Apprehension had been expressed
by Ethiopia, already at odds with
Rome because of frontier clashes in
Italian Somallland, that "a free hand"
in addition to territories had been
given Italy by Prance In the recent
accords between the two countries.
France ceded Italy a strategically
located 400 square miles of French
Somallland facing the Strait of Bab
El-Mandes, whew the Red Sea and
the Gulf of Aden join.
BEING SHIEK COSTLY
Husband's Testimony Results in
$20 Alimony Allowance.
CHICAGO, January 10 (4Ί.—It was
Joseph Kahovlc's vanity that sent his
alimony up.
His wife. May, asked a divorce and
)20 alimony weekly, but a Superior
Court judge scaled the payment down
to $15.
His wife's attorney said something
about Kahovic having women friends.
•'You're quite a shiek?"' the judge
asked Kahovic. Modestly Kahovic re
plied "Yes, I am."
"Then you're good enough." said the
judge, "to pay your wife $20 weekly
pending disposal of the divorce ac
tion."
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Amusements B-14-15
Comics B-17
Features Β-Ιβ
Finance A-15-16-17
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Radio A-14
Serial Story A-20
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LEADERS CONFER
WITH PRESIDENT
ON BIGRELIEF BILL
Byrns, Buchanan, Robinson
and Vice President Gar
ner at Parley.
DETAILS ARE SOUGHT
ON MANY PHASES
All Light on $4,000,000,000 Lump
Sum Desired, Speaker Indi·
cates to Press.
President Roosevelt discussed today
with congressional leaders the $4,000,·
000,000 work relief bill which is
scheduled to be taken up in Congress
soon. Those who went to the White
House to confer with the Chief
Executive Included Speaker Byms and
Chairman Buchanan of the House
Appropriations Committee, Senator
Robinson at Arkansas, Démocratie
leader of the Senate, and Vice Presi·
dent Garner.
Before the conference met at 12:30
p.m. Speaker Byms made It clear
at a press conference that the House
Appropriations Committee would ex·
pect to obtain complete Information
about the propœed expenditure of
this money during hearings on the
bill.
Details Are Desired.
Many members of Congress. It was
pointed, are interested in where the
money is to be expended, what it is
to be expended for and who is to
spend it.
The lump sum appropriation will be
made in a separate bill in all proba
bility, it was said. Whether this meas
ure will state what agency is to ad
minister it is to be determined.
Apparently it is the intention of
members of the House to obtain all
the light they can on the expenditure
of this four billion dollars before the
bill appropriating the money is passed.
Liberty League Opposition.
The American Liberty League pro
posed a 10-point program, including
a declaration that the "designation
of the manner" m which funds are to
be spent is exclusively the function of
Congress.
This contrasts with President Roose
velt's request that Congress grant $4,·
000,000.000 for work relief, leaving it
t* the Executive to determine just
how the money shall be expended.
Purpose of League.
"Hie league, which numbers many
prominent and wealthy persons among
its membership, has declared it was
formed to uphold liberty and the Con
stitution. It has S8id it is not anti
Roosevelt, though high administration
officials have shown no marked en
thusiasm about it.
Among the 10 points cited in its
platform were: To preserve American
Institutions and "to combat the growth
of bureaucracy, the spread of monop
oly, the socialization of industry and
the regimentation of American life";
to provide for those unable to care for
themselves; to further the restoration
of employment and rehabilitation of
agriculture, business and industry; to
oppose threats to Invested savings; to
uphold the principle of lawmaking by
Congress and law interpretation by
the courts alone.
Statement Expected.
The league was expected to file to
day a statement of contributions it
has received. Today is the deadline,
under the law, for political organiza
tions to send reports on 1934 contribu
tions and expenditures to the clerk of
the House. Jouett Shouse, president,
had said the league figures would be
on hand.
200 DOCTORS STRIKE
AT CUBAN HOSPITALS
Small Groups Retained to Car·
for Urfent Cases—Nurses
Expected to Join.
By the Assoelktcd Prise.
HAVANA, January 10.—About 300
physicians attached to the emergency
and municipal hospitals of Havana
went on strike today.
All the institutions thus left
without their regular staffs retained
small groups of doctors, however, to
treat cases demanding urgent atten
tion.
The strike has been brewing for
the last several days and was brought
to a head when 80 physicians at
tached to the Havana University Hos
pital voted their support. Nunc·
and hospital employes were expected
to swell the strikers' ranks.
More than 100 physicians at mu
nicipal hospitals already had decided
to walk out If three discharged stu
dent Internes are not re-employed la
their old posts at Emergency Hospital.
They were discharged several weeks
ago by Mayor Miguel Mariano Gomez,
who has steadfastly refused to re-em
ploy them. Gomez recently tendered
his resignation "irrevocably," but the
cabinet refused to accept it and gave
him a vote of confidence.
RAILWAY PLANT BURNS
Bepair Shop and 24 Cars Lost.
Two Firemen. Hart*
PORT HURON, Mich., Januaxy 10
(JP).—Pire early this morning de
stroyed the steel and freight car re
pair plant and 24 freight cars in th·
repair shops of the Grand Trunk
Western Railway here.
Supt Harry O. Love estimated the
damage at $150,000.
Two firemen. Lieut. Leo Kelly, 38.
and Floyd N. Sturdevan, 37. suffered
minor injuries In battling the flame·
which for a time threatened the en·
tire shops. About 800 men were em·
ployed at the shops, ISO of which
worked In the destroyed building. The
cause of the fire was unknown,

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