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HUGE WORK REEIEE
BILL INTRODUCED $4,000,000,000 Measure Is Offered in House After Secret Hearings. (Continued From First Page.) the duties and functions of any gov ernmental agency. Including a cor poration, and to consolidate, redistri bute, abolish or transfer the functions, duties, property and personnel of any governmental agency. The President may delegate the powers conferred on him under the bill to any governmental agency he selects. He may guarantee loans to j or payments of needy individuals. He may make grants, loans or contracts and he also may acquire by purchase or by the power of eminent domain any property, which he may improve, maintain, lease or sell. The rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of the bill are to be prescribed by the President. Penalties for the violation of such rules are to be fines not ex ceeding $5,000 or imprisonment not exceeding two years, or both. Reports Are Provided. It is provided that a report of obli gations incurred under this bill shall be submitted to each of the next three regular sessions of Congress before January 10. The provisions for civil service laws may be waived by the President in appointing officers and employes to carry on this work. The proposed lump-sum appropria tion will be attacked by Republican members of the House and perhaps by some of the Democrats when the bill comes up for consideration. The ad ministration leaders, however, have no doubt that the bill can be passed in its present form. Speculation was rife meanwhile as to how the fund will be administered. One idea was that no single Individ ual would be picked, out a board. If an individual is chosen. Relief Administrator Harry L. Hopkins is considered by some observers to have a good chance for the job. Secretary Ickes has been mentioned, too, but no one could foretell the outcome of a move in Congress to bar him from the i position. One House leader said the feeling against Ickes was strong enough to provide a prospect that he may be “spanked" by the insertion of a clause In the work relief measure barring a cabinet member from the post or re quiring the President to submit the appointment to the Senate for con firmation. "Secretary Ickes,” said one House leader who did not wish to be quoted, “has not been courteous to congress men. He has taken the attitude that all congressmen are trying to do the Government out of something.” --—■ »■■■ — MRS. CHARLES POE DIES IN NEW YORK Widow of Famous Writer's Kin Was Mother of D. C. Real Estate Man. Mrs. Ellen Eyre Conway Poe, mother of Francis B. Poe, Washington real estate man. and. through mar riage, connected with Edgar Allan Poe, died last night of a heart attack in New York City. The Associated Press reported Mrs. | Poe was the widow of Charles Poe. Washington and Baltimore lawyer, who was a second cousin of the fa mous literary figure. Born in Richmond, Va.. of an old Virginia family. Mrs. Poe. who was in her 70s, was a great-great-grand daughter of Col. William Byrd of Westover, Va., and of William Giles, twice Governor of Virginia. Mrs. Poe left Washington 10 years | ago to live with her daughter. Mrs. | Ellen Poe White, in New York where she died. Until her husband’s death; in 1924. she lived at 2022 Hlllyer | place here. Another son, Charles K. Poe. a Beattie, Wash., attorney, also sur vives. The late Mrs. John Moncure Robinson of Baltimore was a sister. Her son Francis, who lives with his family at 2133 R street, left last night for New York City where he will be joined later by the brother who Uves In Seattle. Burial will be In Baltimore. MOTION IS FILED TO FREE 2 BOYS IN AUTO THEFT CASE (Continued From First Page.) such that I saw no way open to make any other decision. “The boys are not sentenced for any definite .lumber of years, rather they are committed during their minority. This Is a matter of law, such disposi tion being the only one allowed the court. It is up to the school authori ties and parole officials to determine how long tfe boys shall remain.” Investigation of Juvenile Court records disclosed that the Penn boy had a record of nine previous charges brought against him In court. Seven of these were charges of larceny of money, keys and small articles on June 30, 1931. At that time the Penn Doy was round guilty of the charges and was placed on probation, from which he was dismissed during the following year. An additional charge was one of unlawful entry on May 10, 1931, and one of disorderly conduct on June 26, 1931. These counts were dismissed In Juvenile Court. As for the Panning boy, his only previous connection with the court oc curred when his parents were brought in to answer complaints of the young ster’s truancy from school. This occurred last Pall, the case being dis missed at that time. During the conference held between Cusick and corporation counsel of ficiate Judge Bentley left the court building and It was announced that she would not return today. Ordi narily no court Is held on Monday. Parents Wait for Conference. For several hours this morning, parents of the two boys waited to present plea to the Judge. Although neither Judge Bentley nor Cusick disclosed all that occurred at a conference between them and Miss Helm on Saturday. It was learned that Judge Bentley had offered to extend the term of court an additional month, thus allowing more time for legal ac tion in the case. Cusick said this morning that If Judge Bentley declines to hold a hearing on his motion he will ask that the boys be released on bond. Further action, he said, probably will be taken In the filing of a writ of habeas corpus in the District Supreme Court. A What’s What Behind News In Capital Security Program Out smarts Foes of New Deal. BY PAUL MALLON. WHOEVER said President Roosevelt is losing his punch spoke too soon. The delicate finesse of the new social plan was up to New Deal standard politically. Again he has outmaneuvered his opposition by giving it something which cannot be generally opposed. You may score it as at least a nine strike. The one pin he will lose will be old age pensions. Congress will hike up his proposed $15 a month maximum, possibly even doubling It to $30 a month. The rest of the plan will go through with non-essential modification. Fools Townsendites. There are reasons for suspecting Mr. Roosevelt left the old age pin to be knocked down. His problem was to fool the Townsendites, those embryo financiers to whom a trillion dollars is two easily spoken words. You may recall that his last word on the subject some months ago was that he was going to drop the old age angle of his program for a few years. If he had. the Townsendites would have taken the issue out of his hands. Instead he has given them some thing milder to play with. It will not cost much money, even if they treble his old age ante, because no one is to be immediately affected except those on relief rolls w'ho are more than 70 years old. There are not enough of them to make the game steep no matter how high the ante goes. The political trouble with the plan is that it may be financially sound. That fact was not stressed in the presidential message. It will not be stressed in congressional debate. It must be kept a secret because any thing sound is considered unpopular right now. You will hear the radical aspects played up in the coming dis cussion. What you probably will not hear is that business earnings are not expected to be influenced. The taxes for unemployment insurance will come out of the pay envelope in one way or another, depending on State taws to be enacted. Wall Street appeared to be very sure of this. The market reacted favor ably to the plan. Also obscure is the fact that it is a long-range venture, which will not start functioning effectively for ! years and may not reach a level -1 efficiency for 10 or 20 years. It will not affect the present unemployed (except the aged) and will pay Its own way. Enthusiasm “Lukewarm.” This does not mean every one is for the plan. The fact Is no one is 100 per cent for it, even the super brain trust which composed it. Some of the liberals in Mr. Roosevelt’s own cabinet are displeased with it. They cannot say anything out loud, but they wanted to take a bigger first step, something like the British plan. The authors are mostly college professors and welfare workers whose names would mean little to you. They are experts on the subject from Yale, Harvard, Prince ton, California, Pennsylvania, An tioch and other campuses. Their opinions differed and their work was trimmed in spots by Mr. Roosevelt’s committee, which they served as an advisory staff. The conservatives are against it be cause it starts a vast new system which may eventually store up $15, 000,000.000 to $17,000,000,000 in the hands of the Government. This money may be taken from labor's pur chasing power. The Government might use it in inflationary ways. There will be a constant temptation for Congress to boost the allowances every year. Also there is the consti tutional aspect about the Government bludgeoning the States into the system. This developing situation would teem to indicate that, economically, Mr. Roosevelt has again chosen the middle of the road. Politically, however, he offers what nay be a cheap price for defeat of ;he Townsend plan. Possible Appointments. One or two of the following trio nay get appointments to the board ivhich is to administer the new social irogram; Abraham Epstein, wizard n old-age pension systems; Barbara \rmstrong of the University of Cali fornia; I. M. Rubinow, Jewish fra ternal actuary. The New Dealers are not going to nake the mistake of drafting laws '.o~ the State Legislatures to pass for social planning. They are merely fdng to write to State executives and )ffer to help each State work out the lest law to meet its peculiar local social problem. India and China are the only two •major nations, other than the United States, which do not have some kind of social insurance. Only one State has jobless In surance (Wisconsin), but 28 States lave old-age pension laws. Some of these same super-brain rusters who framed the social lnsur ince plan were called in here by the Hoover administration to solve the memployment problem. They were rssoclated with Col. Arthur Woods, the now forgotten man, who sub mitted a public works program, but leard nothing more about it. They ilso helped Rail Co-ordlnator East man frame the railroad pension sys tem last year. Mr. Roosevelt first became inter red In social Insurance when he sent Secretary Perkins to England ;o study the British system while he was Governor of New York. Her re port Is still In the New York State archives, where it is gathering dust. (Copyright. 1935.) Dover Postal Aide Dies. DOVER, Del., January 21 OP).—J. Edwin Palmatary, 58, assistant post master of Dover, died Saturday In a Philadelphia hospital after an oper ltion for a tumor on the brain. HAUPTMANN BANK DEALINGS AIRED Justice Trenchard Takes Notes of Experts’ Figures for Personal Uses. (Continued From First Page.) wife deposited a total of $12,830.28 in a Joint account from 1928 until 1933. j Hauptmann appeared to bo the j most alert listener in the court room as Frank gave his testimony. He kept a financial statement In his lap and scrutinized it as he followed each question and answer. The defense attorney fairly thun dered when he asked Frank if one of Hauptmann's bank accounts, opened three months after the kidnaping in Mount Vernon, N. Y., had not started with "the large sum of $52.50?" "With the sum of $52.50, yes,” the Government man said. Had Money Before Kidnaping. Reilly traced over the bank accounts, and finishing this, he asked: "So that Anna and Richard both had money before the kidnaping, did they not?” "Yes, sir.” "And they were both doing a bank ing business?" "Yes. sir." "They were depositors in banks?” "Their deposits ran SI,800, $2,100, as high as maybe $2,800 a year?” j “Yes. sir." I "Both before and after the kid i naplng?" ! "After the kidnaping they were I hfcrhpr than that ” “How much higher?” •'1933. the total deposits in the bank accounts were $5,607,50.” “What were the withdrawals?" $1,022.03.” “And what was the withdrawal the next year?" “1934. $319.30." “And what was the balance when it was closed?” “$2,500 and some odd.” “Within $50 of what it was when it was opened?" “Yes, sir.” The defense chief also got Frank to say that Hauptmann began buying stocks on margin In 1930. "Then he didn't need so much monev?” Reilly suggested. “No, sir," Frank agreed. Defense Drills Bruno, With only three days remaining be fore It starts to present Us own case, the defense drilled Hauptmann for the star role he must play in the attempt to save himself from the electric chair His chief counsel gave Hauptmann copies of his own accounts to study and coached him about the questions, both friendly and hostile, to be put to him later this week. Reilly asserted that attempts have been made to intimidate at least two prospective witnesses for the defense. “Within the last 24 hours one im portant male witness for the defense whoie name was mentioned the other day, has received phone calls and messages threatening harm to his wife and children if he dares to testify,” he said. "This man was first called to my attention by another man who was to have been a witness and who also was told to keep away from Fleming ton.” Whether the men will appear, Reilly did not say. The defense also has subpoenaed a woman witness, It became known, to offer her own solution of the crime—a solution that would absolve Haupt mann and incriminate his dead friend, Isador Flsch. Mrs. Bertha Hoff, a New York housewife, said she would name Flsch and several others whose activities led her to believe they kidnaped and killed the baby and collected the ransom. She said she knew Fisch and the other suspects for several years. Never Knew Hauptmann. "I never knew Hauptmann or heard about him until his arrest, and I can’t see how he could have been in It," she said. The suspects, in addition to Fisch, she declared, had been known to her for several years. Mrs. Hoff, mother of two boys and a girl, said she gave her story to James M. Fawcett, former attorney for Hauptmann, and it was investi gated by Henry Kress, who has served Fawcett, and also Hauptmann’s pres ent chief of counsel, Edward J. Reilly, as investigator. ‘‘I was subpoenaed by Mr. Reilly to appear in Flemington on January 8, but he told me it was too early to come over. He said I should wait until thev were ready for me,” said Mrs. Hoff. ‘‘Mr. Fawcett told me that the Bronx hearing did not require my story, because it was only to bring Hauptmann to New Jersey.” Mrs. Hoff said that after the kid naping "I gave the police the informa tion I had, but all we heard from it was that the Department of Justice had opened an investigation into new angles of the ease. That was about eight days after the kidnaping. Certain Fisch Was Involved. “I am certain that Isador Fisch was involved and equally certain that these other people were as well. I saw Fisch sometime later, when he wanted to leave two suit cases and two small packages at my home. “Bv that time I had come to know so much of these people that I refused to have anything to do with them. "I was with Mrs. Hauptmann, under subpoena, when Hauptmann went to court in the Bronx to fight extradition to New Jersey. “The little revolver produced at the trial, the one that was found in the Hauptmann home, was similar to one that had been stolen from my home by the family I had in mind. I am almost certain it was the one, but It will be hard to prove, because the cus toms records which carried its number have been destroyed.” Her circumstantial case against the persons she said she would name In volved their being near Hopewell Just before the crime, possession of ladders and other major factors in the case. Fisch Known as “John.” Mrs. Curt Schwartz, another Bronx housewife, said today Isador Fisch was known as “John” during a trans Atlantic crossing after the Lindbergh kidnaping. “John” was the name taken by the man who collected the $50,000 Lind bergh ransom—a part Imputed to Fisch by Hauptmann’s defense. “Fisch. was a most peculiar char acter,” Mrs. Schwarz said in an inter view. “My husband and I sailed with him on the steamship Washington when he went back to his home lc Leipzig to die. “He always gave us his name as ‘John’ on the ship; and later, when he wrote us two letters and two postal cards from Leipzig, he signed that name to them. “We did not think to look up his real name on the passenger list until long after the voyage. Then wa found it was Isador.” Mrs. Schwarz said that she had ■4 No. 1 Outlaw Escapes in Gun Battle *"■**' -.. " — " ■■■ ■ — ■— — - Copyright, A. P. Wirephotos. ■ A .■ ■■ •.■.•.•..■.vi'/wX-: vxa mamtnmmiliil I ilPruHifiMiln 111 .. No. 1—Tire Dan-Mor Hotel, near the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, where an alleged member of the Bremer kidnaping gang was trap ped, but escaped yesterday. No. 2—Alvin karpis, rated as public enemy, No. 1. who escaped from the trap with Harry Camp bell (No. 4). No. 3—Winona Burdette, radio singer and one of the two women taken by officers. She Is supposed to be the wife of Campbell. The other woman, Dolores Delaney, was known as Karpis’ companion. -< asked relatives in Germany to find Fisch's correspondence with the sig nature, "John." "But, I do not expect to go to Flemlngton to testify,” she said. "I have too much work to do around home.” Mrs. Schwarz was also examined by Kress. Neither she nor her husband has consented to testify in the de fendant's behalf. Says Fisch Acted Funny. Mrs. Schwarz said Fisch's name and address, as recorded during the voyage in her husband's address book, were "John Fisch. Johanstrasse 45. Leipzig." She said Fisch was extremely nervous when he disembarked at Hamburg. December 15. 1933. "He acted terribly funny,” she said "When the customs Inspectors came on b^ard, Fisch turned out pale and shaking. "He looked as though he were almost about to collapse, and his nervousness seemed to make the in spector suspicious. "They gave our luggage just the usual examination, but they looked through Fisch's baggage very care fully. "As I remember, he had only a suitcase and a handbag, but he trembled so much that he could scarcely get them open. "He had two boxes of chocolate. The inspectors were so suspicious that they tore the corners off the tops of the boxes to see if he had any thing sealed in them. “Fisch had talked with us a good deal on the trip, and we noticed that on the day prior to our landing he seemed to be in good spirits and health. "But he could scarcely get down fforrmlowlr Vs a a.irt rtf utnKKlnr) down it and had to be helped." "During the ride from the pier, he continued to be sick and nervous.” Mrs. Schwarz said that throughout the trip Fisch gave every evidence of suffering from tuberculosis. Fisch went to Germany with Henry ! Uhllg of New York, who is prepared to testify for Hauptmann. Uhllg has said several circumstances surround ing the mysterious Fisch indicate Hauptmann unwittingly stored part of the ransom money for Fisch. State Reduces Witnesses. The State, in its final drive for con viction. cut ruthlessly into its list of witnesses, eliminating 18 alone in the number to testify about Hauptmann's bank and brokerage accounts. Two certified public accountants, Ernest Weller and Albert Bauer, both Government men, were called to establish the contention that ransom money financed Hauptmann's dabbling in Wall Street. The prosecutors, at a conference in Trenton during the week end recess, also decided to call only one more Federal agent to tell of the trail of the ransom bills that led to Haupt mann's arrest. The kidnap ladder, considered by the State its best bit of evidence against Hauptmann, assumed an im portant part in the closing days of its case. “He has got this ladder right around his neck,” the State has in sisted to the eight men and four women of the jury. “He took part of that attic of his and built the ladder with it. "One rung of that (adder, one side of that ladder comes right out of that attic, put on there with his tools, and we will prove it to you.” Another bit of wooden evidence was the panel from a closet in Haupt mann’s Bronx home. It bore in the carpenter's handwriting, authorities said, the penciled notation of two ransom bill serial numbers—serial numbers which through some over sight never were included in any list made public after the $50,000 ransom was paid. Defense Blocked Ladder. The State has tried several times to have the ladder accepted as evidence, ' but each time, urging technical legal objections, the defense kept It out of the case. Hauptmann, the small-time carpen ter dabbling in Wall Street, was por trayed carefully in the last phases of the prosecution’s case. By way of a prelude the State intended to show the Bronx alien was fascinated by the market, playing it in a quiet, con servative way before the ransom was paid. There was testimony that at one time prior to the kidnaping Haupt mann’s brokerage account carried stocks valued at $5,000, and that a day or so after the ransom payoff, April 12, 1932, he closed out an ac count listing 50 shares of stock and received an equity of $600. It was an entirely different story after the $50,000 ransom was paid, the State contended, with transactions totaling $350,000 in the next 30 months. In mixing surprise witnesses with this testimony, the State borrowed freely from the stage and motion pic ture technique of a "flash back.” The idea was to show how Hauptmann was enjoying the fruits of the famous crime, and then to keep the minds of the Jurors reverting frequently, by testimony, to the contention that he was actually present at the scene of the kidnaping. The kidnap ladder remained the major factor In the rest of its evi dence, and three experts were ready to give testimony to Unit it to Haupt mann. They were Arthur J. Koehler, Fed eral wood expert; Stanley R. Keith, metalurgist and expert on nails, and J. J. Dorn of McCormic, S. C, a lumber man. Other evidence In this phase of the case was Hauptmann’s own carpenter tools, his planes, his chisels, his saws, his wood clamps. The State tech nical experts hoped to convince the Jury that Hauptmann’s tools left tell tale traces on the kidnap ladder. Wood Came From Attic. On this technical proof, the prose cution was certain It could pile still more damaging evidence—evidence that one rung and one upright in the three-part section ladder of the kld Daplng came directly from the attic / ? of Hauptmann’s attic in the Bronx. The upright, the State contended, came from the attic flooring. As for the rung, the only one of Its kind In the ladder, state authorities said they were ready to show it was once part of a board found at the entrance to the Hauptmann attic. SOCIAL SECURITY LAUDEDBY WITTE Program Explained Before Ways and Means Committee. i BULLETIN. The resolution calling for $4,880, 000,000 for emergency and work relief was introduced today In the House and preparations were made to bring it up for action tomorrow under a "gag” rule. By the Associated Press. The administration's social-security program started a confident journey ' toward the statute books today. Edwin E. Witte, executive director of the President's committee which drew the security plans, was the first witness before the House Ways and Means Committee. As rows of spec- ( tators listened he summarized the bill and said: "The entire program represents a j substantial beginning in the develop- | ment of ‘safeguards against the major hazards and vicissitudes of life.’ It Is a program following no set formula, but one that is adapted to our Ameri can conditions and traditions. "It will In time require additions and very probably also changes. It Is 'not the last word on the subject.’ but a long stride forward toward 'the se curity of men, women and children,’ which the President has very properly described as the first objective In the task of recovery.” He estimated the cost of an outright Federal old-age pension system would reach $1,300,000,000 by 1980. Changes Still Possible. Demands from Capitol Hill that the Government raise its ante on social security brought a reply from Witte earlier, indicating the door is not closed to changes considered feasible. "There's no thought on the part of the committee." he said, "that it pre sented a perfect program or that Con gress won’t dot an ‘i’ or cross a ‘t’ in it. "If Congress can liberalize the bene fits, well and good." He made no specific reference to congressional criticism. Senator Borah, among some others, has come out for more liberal benefits. The Idaho Re publican called the proposed Federal contribution of $15 to pensions for those now aged inadequate. President Roosevelt has taken the stand that, while that is the highest the Government can go with wisdom, there is no reason why the States should not contribute more than the $15 originally suggested as their share. Witte opposed as "impractical" both the Townsend plan for $200-a-month pensions and the Lundeen social in surance bill. Neither, he said, could be managed under the present eco nomic order, for they would cost too great a share of the national Income— if not more than that income. After the House committee hearing today the Senate Finance Committee is to hear social security witnesses to morrow, including Senator Wagner, Democrat, of New York, and Repre sentative Lewis, Democrat, of Mary land. BANDITS KILL 11 IN SUMMERY Receipts at Chevy Chase Lake Car Barn Taken. Body in Creek. f Continued From First Page.) almost a mile from the car barn dissi pated the theory that profesional gun men and robbers did the work. "They don't go In for that sort of thing," a police official said today. "They don't cart away their victims. Th let 'em lay where they shoot ’em " That the transit superintendent, Schmidt, may be right in his belief that some one familiar with the pro ceedings at the car bam did the work is borne out by certain facts, Sunday is said to be the only day this par ticular point of company contact con tains any large sum of money—taken in from the sale of street car passes over the week end. Some one un doubtedly knew that. Whoever killed Mitchell apparently walked into the car barn office and fired on him before he had time to open the desk and get his own gun. Thrown Into Car. At the roadway near the point from which firemen followed a trail of blood through the snow to Smith's body in the creek was a quantity of broken glass, which led police to believe that the bandits shot Smith when he put up a fight. It is believed they over powered him, threw him in a car and sped away. L. W. Bell, a next-door neighbor of Smith, located the blood trail and notified authorities. Smith apparently had been dragged through the snow from the roadside to the creek. He had been dealt several severe blows on the head, apparently, before he was shot, indicated by a large bruise and a swollen place on his head. It was nearing 6 o'clock when Mont gomery County police arrived at the car barn office. Immediate search of the premises showed ail monies gone. Schmidt, called to the scene, declared the money had not been in the safe and was, therefore, accessible. The doors to the office, he said, are ordi narily kept locked, including a heavy grated door to the inside office where the money was kept. Veteran Employes. Both of the murdered men had worked for the transit company many years. Mitchell has a record of 40 years’ service to his credit. Besides his widow Mitchell is survived by two chil dren, Melvin, 31, and Mrs. Frances Blerach, 23, both residents of Wash ington. Born in Marlboro, Md., Mitchell came to Washington at an early age and went to work for the company. Smith is survived by a widow and two step-daughters, Helen and Alice Anderson, students at the Chevy Chase High School. Alice is in the Junior department. Just about the time Smith was murdered his mother, Mrs. Edith Smith, died suddenly at his home. She had been visting her son over Sunday, coming here from Frederick, Md. Detective Sergts. C. C. Stepp and Thomas Nally of the metropolitan po lice force, were assigned to help out Maryland authorities in the investiga tion, after a request for help from the chief of police at Rockville. Later more men from th* Washington force will be ass'gi.ca to the case, it was* learned, if necessary. KARPIS GANG AIDE IS REPORTED SHOT New “Public Enemy No. 1” Blazes Path to Freedom With Machine Gun. (Continued From Fust Page.) •outh to Cape May and the broad ex panse of Delaware Bay. State troop ers were sent to patrol all of them. William S. Cuthbert, city director of public safety, blamed the eacape on lack of proper warning as to Karpis’ identity. "If we had been told or had suffi cient indication that this was Amer ica's public enemy No. 1, and that he waa as tough as he turned out to be. I would have sent the entire police force down there," he said. Guns Blaze In Hotel. Bullets spattered on the walls of a narrow, dlmly-llt hotel hallway, gun fire flashed In the darkness of the hotel stairs and Karpis was free from one more police trap. Outside. In a pouring rain, men waited with guns ready. Every exit was covered. Every door was watched. But Karpis was gone. While two detectives blazed away from the landing, the "No. 1" enemy walked from the fourth floor of his I nun.1 Miucono?-a ou/ijc o uuun liUIIi the Boardwalk, vacation haunt of thousands. Not until his submachine gun barked again, from a garage arrow the street, were the police sure what had hap pened. How It happened Is a puzzle yet. How Karpls, with a machine gun under his arm. and Campbell, with a coat thrown over his underwear, could melt into the darkness and rain is the mystery touch that was needed to com plete the detective-thriller story of the gangster's getaway. Three detectives—Eddie Mulhern, Arch Witham and George Brennan— who sought to trap him, but were trapped themselves The marksman played his role, shot a key from a woman’s hand without touching her fingers. Challenged to Fist Duel. Policeman Jimmy Campbell topped off the drama by dropping his empty pistol and shouting to his machine gun duelist: "Drop that gun and come out in the street and fight like a man." A deadly "rat-a-tat-tat" was the answer to that challenge. The detectives had entered the Dan-Mor Hotel to surprise what they thought to be "an ordinary tough guy." When the raiders reached the fourth floor of the hotel they met a man walk ing down the hall In his underwear. "Looking for some one," he asked politely. "Yes, who's the fellow in that room there." "Oh. he’s a pal of mine. Walt a minute and I'll tell him you want mm. And Campbell—for it was he—went in the room, locked the door and ; snapped off the lights. Key Shot Away, The hotel owner's wife, Mrs. William Morley. was summoned with a pass key. a bullet spat through the open ing as the door swung back and the key in her hand flew to pieces. Mulhem stuck his pistol through the doorway. "Stick 'em up,” he yelled. "Were officers.” “Stick 'em up yourself.” came a voice inside. The door swung wide, and a machine gun started to chatter. The detectives, outlined clearly in the light, could see only the gun flashes in the darkened room. They 1 scurried for safety as bullets bit Into [ walls around them. Down the hall and down the stairs, again into the cover of darkness, i backed the gangster, always keeping a curtain of gunfire between. "Rat-a-tat-tat." "rat-a-tat-tat." Kar pis was sweeping the street with a leaden hail so Campbell could steal a car from the garage. Firing as they went, the fugitives sped in one street and out another, twice doubling back from dead ends at the Boardwalk. In “Snake alley.” which winds and bends like a curling reptile, past the rear of the Dan-Mor Hotel, the smal ler machine made the turns at higher speed than the clumsy “black maria,” and the patrol was lost. Before fleeing from the hotel dis trict, Karpis amused himself by blaz ing away at every policeman he saw. and they dotted the neighborhood seeking a chance for a pot shot at him. "He’s worse than Dillinger,” they 1 said. I ___ . CLERGY PRAISES BROWN Protestant Ministers Also Advo cate Increased Police Force. A resolution praising the work of Maj. Ernest W. Brown, superintendent of police, and favoring an increase in the police force of 100 men was re ceived today by the police chief from the Methodist Protestant Ministers' Association of Washington. The resolution asked that Congress not only provide the funds for the ex tra policemen, but that it also pass laws to promote more efficient police work. Women to Hear A. A. A. Speaker. COLMAR MANOR, Md., January 31 (Special).—A speaker from the Agricultural Adji4stment Administra tion will address the January meet ing of the Women’s District Demo Viawc ViUU ui mujv. .v. tomorrow night in the Municipal Building here. Plans will be made for the ball to be held by the club the evening of March 1 at the Beaver Dam Country Club. BAND CONCERT. By the United states Marine Band tomorrow at 11:30 am. in the Marine Barracks Auditorium. Capt. Taylor Branson. leader; Arthur S. Witcomb, second leader. Patriotic Shutins’ Dream Hour. Marines' hymn, "The Halls of Montezuma." Overture, "William Tell”.Rossini Song, "Hiawatha”.Moret Euphonium solo, "Beautiful Colo rado" .De Luca Donald Kimball. "Menuet” . Paderewsky March, "N. R. A. Victory.” W. A. Sutton Trumpet solos: "Ben Bolt." 1 “Sweet Genevieve." John P. White. Selections from “H Trovatore”.. .Verdi March. "French Foreign Legion” Ducat Song, "Listen to the Mocking Bird." “Valencia.” “Pilgrim Chorus and Song to the Evening Star” from “Tann hauser”.Wagner Son*. “Home, Sweet Home." Hymn. “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere.” "The Star Spangled Banner." A A WAR TIME COST PADDING CHARGED Senate Probers Told Ship builders Entered $17,000 for Cigars and Drinks. By the Aisoclt ted Press. Senate munitions Investigators con tended today that the New York 8h‘o building Corp. sought to charge the Government $17,000 for cigars, wines and liquors as part of the coat of con structing war-time ships This item, Investigators told the committee, was used to swell the “con-’ which the company trr’d to charge the Government on “cost-plus" con tracts. Listed as an expense Item also was “a Chinese representative" at $2 000 in connection with contracts held by the company. The evidence was brought out by Stephen Raushenbush chief investi gator, in questioning an accountant for the committee as the Senate Com mittee reopened its investigation of trade in implements of war. N. R. Parker, treasurer of the com pany, said charging of such expense to cast of building ships was practiced at the present time in construction of merchant vessels. $300,000 Tax Item Alleged. The evidence said the company in cluded about $300,000 In Income tax as a cost item on one contract, but this also was stricken out by the Government. Evidence also was presented that the New York Shipbuilding Corp. bought a $14000.000 shipyard from the Government after the war for $500,000 and two years later—1925— appraised It at more than $2,000,000. The yard was built on company owned land at Gloucester. Mass Company officials said the yard was regarded as more valuable because it was to be used for a different pur pose than planned at first. To Consider "Universal Draft.” Tomorrow the House Military Com mittee starts hearings on another w ar subject—a proposal for a "universal draft" in ease of conflict. It is a measure to draft all "necessary" serv ices and material resources of cit izens and industry into the military forces. The Munitions Committee started work today with $50,000 additional funds granted by Congress last week. With the money went a command to report back to the Senate before April 1 with legislation to take the profit out of war. Chairman Nye. Republican, of North Dakota said legislation would be ready, but that continued investiga tion beyond April 1 appeared desir able. Outline of Future Business. Business before the committee in the next several weeks includes 1. An inquiry into the steel In dustry. 2. Questioning of international banking interests on the munitions trade. 3. Completion of an inquiry into the source of arms for gangs. 4. A study of the possibility of na tionalizing the munitions Industry. Bernard M. Baruch, chairman of a committee appointed by the President to study methods of regulating indus try during wartime, will be called as a witness. Nye said. While Nye has expressed opposition to the proposal of Baruch to freeze prices at the ad vent of war. he said the committee would consider information supplied by the financier. "Freezing of prices at the begin ning of the World War would have found many, particularly those of the munitions industry, at a very high level,” said Nye. PAY RESTORATION GETS STRONG PLEA BEFORE SENATE GROUP iContinued From First Page) purchasing power and the improve ments in the living standards that result from the expansion of produc tive efficiency. I think that you will agree with me that the marked decline in the price levels and the consequent decrease in the cost of living between 1928 and 1933 were not in any sense to be attributed to that source. I believe that you will further agree that every portion of the American public suffered a decline in income during this period of falling prices. "I am fully conscious of the fact that the past year and a half has witnessed a substantial Increase in the price of certain commodities. This has been particularly so of retail food prices, which have advanced by 13.6 per cent from their low level of June, 1933. Appreciable increases have also occurred in the prices of other com modities. However, when all of the important items that enter into the cost of living of the average American family are weighed in accordance with their importance in family ex penditures. the net increase in total family living costs from June. 1933, to November. 1934, aggregates 8.3 per cent. This increase compares with a decline of 25 per cent which oc curred between the first six months of 1928 and the first six months of 1933 Lower Costs Cited. “The cost of living for the average family In the United States was 18 1 per cent lower during the last half of 1934 than during the base period specified in the economy act. The cost of living for the average Federal employe living in Washington was 13 per cent lower. The salary of Government employes, In contrast, are at a level 5 per cent below that which prevailed during the first half of 1928.” Mr. Steward argued that the effects of last year’s drought are just begin ning to be reflected in the living cost of Government employes. Mr. Babcock told the committee his organization asks for more than mere ly a living wage, but advocates a sav ing wage, one that would enable the worker to profit from the improve ments wrought by science and inven tion. One of Senator McCarrau’s bills seeks to repeal certain other features of the economy law, such as cuts In travel allowances and the ban on re allocation of employes from one grade to another. There were Indications, however, that members' of the Senate subcommittee might go further in considering the 5 per cent pay restor ation than In attempting to change various other features at this time. -•— Warning Shot Answered. CHICAGO <A’).—Traffic Policeman Walter Tyrcha has an effective method of stopping speeding cars; he fires his pistol into the air. When four men whizzed by him at a dangerous Inter section, his gun cracked In a sharp warning Instead of halting, the men discharged a fusillade of shots. A few minutes later he learned the gang had I'cbbcci a drug store.