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<U. 8. Weather Bureau forecast.) The Ollly evening paper i Cloudy, colder tonight, probably pre- - jn Washington with the - ceded by snow flurries this afternoon; “ I* wlu‘ Lne minimum temperature tonight about 18 ASSOClated rTeSS NeWS degrees. Temperatures-Hlghest, 34, at an(j Wirpnhotn Sprviop«t midnight; lowest, 24, at 5 a m. today. 300 ^ lrePno‘'° Services. Pull report on page A-9. _ doling h. Y Markets,Pages II. 12.13 Yesterday's Circaletion, 132,316. _ ____ Some Return* Wot Yet Received No. 33,152. WASHINGTON, d. c., Tuesday, February. 5, 1935-thirty-two pages.*** <*>m....«...d.t.d...... two cents. PROOF FISCH RECEIVED RANSOM PROMISED BY HAUPTMANN LAWYERS - A-— ‘Bundles’ Cited in Story Told by Woman. FURRIER NEAR SCENE, CHARGE Taxi IJriver Says He Saw Four Near Cemetery. Running account of today's testimony—Page A-4. tCnpymht, 1035, by the Associated Press ) FLEMINGTON. N. J„ February 5 — Bruno Richard Hauptmann's defense lost three legal skirmishes today and openly accused the dead Isador Fisch of collecting the $50,000 Lindbergh ransom. The court ruled out an effort by the defense to show that Fisch visited a woman late in 1933 at Bayside. Long Island, bearing certain packages. The court also suppressed, tempo rarily at least, a defense subpoena which would have required Col. H. Norman Schwarzkopf to produce the releases he gave to newspapers during the Lindbergh kidnap investigation and ruled out the testimony of a theater patron with which the defense Intended to attack the memory of a State witness who said Hauptmann spent a ransom bill on November 26, 1933. To Attack Condon. The defense hinted, through ques tions to a Department of Justice agent, John E. Sevkora. that it might j attack the mental condition of Dr John F. tJafsie) Condon. Lindbergh intermediary, who testified he paid Hauptmann the ransom money ‘.n a Bronx graveyard on the night of April 2. 1932, Through Phillip Moses, a Bronx taxi driver, the defense sought to show the presence of four mysterious men near the graveyard on the night of the payment. Among many other witnesses who took the stand wras Mrs. Maria Muel in , iviia. naupuuaiiu * ijjclc, vvnv . aiu Hauptmann was at his own birthday party on the night of November 26, 1933 when he was alleged to have spent a ransom bill in a theater. The date was prior to the day on which Hauptmann claimed Fisch gave him ' part of the ransom money in an un opened shoe box. Edward J. Reilly, defense chief counsel, asked the agent Seykora if he knew of any report in existence which showed that Dr. Condon had been examined by alienists. "I have never heard of any such report,” the agent said. Attorney General David T Wilentz denied that there was any such fact. Quiz on “Eccentric" Rumor. “Did your investigation disclose that In the Bronx he was looked upon as j eccentric?” Reilly asked. “I wouldn’t say so. generally." said Seykora. "As a general term. no. I am not qualified to say whether he is looked upon as being eccentric or not." : "Did your investigation disclose the fact that he sometimes dressed as a woman and masqueraded around the neighborhood?" "No, sir. it disclosed no such fact.” "Did anybody in official life, in Washington, from the President—not this present President, but the Presi dent then, stay your hand toward Dr. Condon?” "Never in the slightest way that I j know of, no sir.” Leader in Civics. In cross-examination Wilentz asked Seykora: "Is it not a fact that Dr. Condon was known throughout the Bronx as ! a leader in Boy Scout, Girl Scout | and other civic movements and as a I patriotic citizen?” “Yes, sir." With a view to showing that Fisch W’as the collector of the ransom, the defense put on the stand Mrs. Bertha Hoff, who testified that she was vis ited about November, 1933. by Fisch Rnd a farmer named Budreau, who lived at Lebanon, N. J., 20 miles from the Lindbergh estate. The visit, she said, was at her home at Bayside. Long Island. Reilly, fighting to get into the record testimony that Fisch carried bundles at the time, declared hotly: "During the day if I can get my witnesses here from New York, I hope to prove Isador Fisch was the man (Continued on Page 5, Column 4.) -— ' —m - — — ICKES CONSIDERS CUT-PRICE GAS LINE May Allot $50,000,000 to Pipe Natural Fuel to Detroit and St. Louis. By the Associated Press. The Public Works Administration fa considering allotting $50,000,000 to build a pipe line to carry natural gas from the Texas Panhandle for possible competition with existing systems In Detroit and St. Louis. At a press conference, Secretary Ickes disclosed he had hod conversa tions with R. B. Anderson, represent ative of Gov. Aired of Texas, looking to allotment of the money to an au thority to be created by the State Legislature. Ickes said the purpose of the pipe line would be twofold: 1. To create an outlet for 1,000, 000,000 cubic feet Of natural gas wasted every year in the Panhandle. 2. To reduce prices of gas in the vicinity to be served by the Une. He said the cost would be $30, 000,000 for a line from the field to Detroit via St. Louis, and $50,000,000 for establishing branch lines to the two cities. Misunas Stabs One oi Three Convict Attackers in Prison Inmates Fail to Kill Pal of Mais and Legenza9 Hated as State's Witness. By the Associated Press. RICHMOND, Va.. February 5 —Ar thur ‘'Dutch’’ Misunas, whose State’s evidence helped send his pals, Robert Mais and Walter Legenza. to the elec tric chair, was attacked by three con victs today who unsuccessfully at tempted to stab him to death. Misunas, well aware of his unpopu larity with the convicts since he was committed to the penitentiary to serve a 35-year term for his part in the crime for which Mais and Legenza died, defended himself with a knife which he had fashioned from a scis sors blade. He stabbed one of his attackers. Charles Panella. in the ab domen and escaped, unhurt. Penella was taken to the prison hospital for treatment and the other two men who joined him in the at tack on Misunas were put in solitary confinement. I Prison officials said the three con victs, brandishing knives they had fashioned from scissors stolen from the penitentiary workshops, rushed Misunas as he came out of his cell at 7 am. to join the line-up for breakfast. Misunas, after defending himself successfully, was returned to his cell to prevent further attacks. Maj. Rice M. Youell, prison super intendent, said there was no disorder among other convicts. Guards, rush ing to the scene, quickly stopped the fight. The convicts “seemed to be a little bit sore” with Misunas since his com mitment after testifying in the gang sters' trial for the murder of E. M. Huband. Federal Reserve Bank truck driver, penitentiary officials said. The inmates “considered Misunas was more or less of a corrupting element who was setting a bad example.’’ I . Roosevelt to Present Legis lation to Congress at an Early Date. By the Associated Press. President Roosevelt prepared today to lay N. R. A.'s future on the lap of Congress at an early date. Meanwhile, an American Federation of Labor onslaught on the recovery leadership of Donald Richberg pro duced a tension that the Capital had not encountered since before the President’s plea for an "industrial truce’’ last Fall. Chairman Connery, Democrat, of Massachusetts, sprang to the support of the union leaders’ drive by project ing an investigation by his House Labor Committee next week of "why N. R. A. codes aren't being enforced” with respect to workers. Asserting that minimum wage scales in some industries had forced skilled men to work for the same pay as un skilled workers, he said it was “time to go into code violations." Cites N. R. A.’s Failure. He indicated that beginning next Monday Richberg, William Green, A. F. of L. president, and others would be called to testify on his bill requir ing equal labor representation on all N. R. A. boards. “The N. R. A..’’ Connery said, “has certainly helped conditions of child labor. It has eliminated the yellow deg contract, and it has brought some equalization of hours of work. "But that's about all it has done The codes haven’t been enforced. Whv haven't they? All this goes to show that the N. R. A. isn’t the solution. The 30-hour week would be." The present N. R. A. expires June 16. Signs that it probably would be renewed in substantially its present form were seen last night after the President had conferred with aides. Richberg said afterward that the conferees were in "general agreement.” This was interpreted widely as mean ing that no drastic revision of the re covery act was contemplated at nresent. To Send Recommendations. Richberg indicated the President in tended to send recommendations to Congress this week. This would give him an early opportunity to define his attitude on the 30-hour week and to seek to relieve business uncertainty over N. R. A.'s future. Richberg denied reports that N R. A.’s activities were to be split among other agencies. American Federation of Labor lead ers. bitter at what they call the “im position” of the automobile code through its renewal by the adminis tration on February 1. prepared to in stitute a Nation-wide campaign to organize workers in the automotive industry into an international in dustrial union. A recent ballot conducted in Detroit manufacturing plants by the Labor Board showed that 90 per cent of the voters were not affiliated with any labor union. Further widening its break with the Recovery Administration, the federa tion sought to enlarge a congressional investigation of the automobile in dustry as proposed by Senator Schwel lenback. Democrat, of Washington The labor men would Investigate wages and hours as well as compliance with section 7-A. MAIL TRUCK DRIVER RUNS DOWN BANDIT By the Associated Press. PROVIDENCE. R. I., February 5.— An attempted hold-up of a United States maU truck in North Smithfleld, R. I., was frustrated at 7:15 o’clock this morning when the driver of the truck ran down one of the masked bandits and injured him. The gunman's two confederates picked him up. carried him into their black sedan and sped away toward Woonsocket. The Injured man was said by the truck driver to have worn an orange mask. State poliqe imme diately threw a cordon about all the roads in the vicinity and police in Providence, Woonsocket and other nearby communities also joined in the search. V FIH IS FATAL TO ARMY OFFICER Maj. C. A. Boss, Who Served Here, Thrown Down Stairs at Club. By the Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO. February 5.— An Army major was fatally Injured and two other officers slightly hurt in a night club fight that climaxed a gay party in celebration of their regiment's birthday anniversary here early today. The dead man was Maj. Charles A. Ross, battalion commander of the 30th Infantry, stationed in the Presidio. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Central Emergency Hos pital after either falling or being thrown down a long flight of steps at the entrance to the night club Two Companions Injured. Maj. William F. Lee, one of his companions, suffered a bruised left eye, and Lieut. Winfred Skelton, a cut lip in the brief scuffle that pre ceded the tragedy. Held in connection with the death I of Maj. Ross are Clem Gavlotti, well known in San Francisco night life circles, and two of his aides, Joe Vanessi and Sam Erlich. The three were booked on manslaughter charges after two hours’ questioning by police. All denied being involved in the fight. Maj. Ross and five companions— Maj. Lee and C. M. Easley; Capts. Thomas N. Stark and Erale M. Miner, and Lieut. Skelton—arrived at the Club Cairo shortly after 1 a.m., wit nesses said, and a quarrel with club attendants began at the door. Thrown Down Stairs. "I checked my hat and coat,” said Maj. Easley, "and on returning saw the other officers quarreling with Gaviotti, Vanessi and Erlich. I tried to calm the club attendants and told them not to take the major seriously about anything as he was only kid ding. But they insisted on throwing him out ” A scuffle ensued. Maj. Easley said Maj. Ross was “manhandled to the head of the stairs and thrown down." The major told police that the club employes further manhandled Ma.i Ross outside the building by kick ing him Maj. Ross was a native of Michigan and was graduated from West Point in 1913. For several years he was a member of the General Staff School at Washington, D. C„ he leaves a widow and two daughters, one of whom is married and lives in Wash ington, D. C. STATIONED HERE FOUR YEARS. Maj. Charles A. Ross, until last July had been stationed here for four years as a member of the Military In telligence Division of the general staff. A daughter. Mrs. Thomas W. Keller, lives here at 4831 Thirty-sixth street. News of her father’s death reached Mrs. Keller this morning through a telegram from San Francisco. She was awaiting further details which she expected to Inform her when and where funeral services will be held. A native of Michigan. Maj. Ross was 46 years old and graduated from West Point In 1913. He was grad uated from the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Ga., in 1924* from the Command and General Staff School in 1925, and from the Army War Col lege in 1930. He then was assigned to the Military Intelligence Division, general stall. He left here for the Presidio. Besides his daughter here, he leaves his widow, Mrs. Marian W. Ross, and another daughter. Miss Marian Ross, 20, who were with him in San Fran cisco. Guide for Readers Page. Amusements.B-16 Comics .B-12 Features .B-il Finance .A-ll-12-13 Lost and Found.A-9 Radio . B-13 Serial Story .B-15 Service Orders.B-10 Short Story.B-8 Society...B-2 Sports .....A-14-15 BRITISH ME/ I TOIMER H BY AIR ALLIANCES Hitler’s Response to Plan Must Be Favorable, They Warn. ■■ ■ ■ ■ 'r U.S.ASKED TO REPEAL TREATY MILITARY BAN America Is Expected to Join in Disarmament Convention to Carry Out Formula. By the Associated Press. LONDON, February 5 —Great Brit I aln has Informed all other Interested i powers, including the United States, i that unless Reichsfuehrer Hitler's ! response to the Anglo-French pro j posals is favorable. Germany will be isolated by defensive air alliances. A check of all foreign embassies today disclosed that the British foreign office has communicated with them verbally, removing all doubt that an Anglo-French air alliance at least is definitely agreed upon, even should Germany reject the proposals. Repeal of Clauses Asked. The British government has asked the United States through Ray Ath erton, counselor of the United States Embassy, to agree to repeal the mili tary clauses of the separate peace treaty signed between the United States and Germany, provided settle ment of Europe's problems is reached on the basis of the Anglo-French proposals. The military clauses of the Ver sailles treaty were duplicated in the American pact. Aside from this, it was explained, the only active part the United States is expected to take in carrying out the new formula is to join in a dis armament convention. No Secret Agreements. It is understood Great Britain made clear to Atherton that there are no secret agreements between France and England. All points on which representatives of the two nations reached an accord, it was explained, have been clearly stated in Sunday's communique. It was understood that this same assurance has also been given to Germany. No official replies had been received i up to midday from Germany, Belgium | or Italy, but confidence was expressed I in official quarters that all would be | favorable, including Germany, i It was stated officially that all coun tries signatory to the Versailles treaty were welcome to call at the foreign | office to receive further verbal ex I planatlons of the Anglo-French agree ment. PARIS RIOT THREAT MET BY CABINET Ban Clamped on Demonstrations on Anniversary of Bloody 1 no a rk:_J -_ avwa a/iav*wvtsi By the Associated Press. PARIS. February 5. — The French government today issued stern orders against any open-air demonstrations tomorrow to commemorate the first anniversary of the February 6 riots and ordered heavy police detachments be held in readiness. The cabinet issued an appeal to the patriotism of French citizens to aid in maintaining the “political truce.” The cabinet also ruled against the families of those killed in last year's riots and Nationalists’ organizations marching in the Place de la Concorde of Paris. With rioting between the Rightist and Leftist extremists threatened, the cabinet decided to permit only me morial services in churches. Premier Pierre-Etienne Flandin said he him self would attend a mass for the riot dead in Notre Dame Cathedral to morrow. The cabinet was understood to be prepared to combat any attempted [ gathering of political "troops” with soldiers of Paris garrison, with 14.000 policemen and with 20.000 mobile guards. Communist leaders, however, have ordered a mobilization of Communists and Socialists tomorrow night. PLANES BOMB REBELS — Uruguay Revolutionists Attacked From Air by Federals. MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, February 5 </P).—Army planes bombarded scat tered groups of revolutionists today as the government endeavored to exter minate the remaining vestiges of the revolt against President Gabriel Terra. Insurrectionists were attacked on the banks of the Negro River, Tacuari River, Caraguata Stream and in the Minas hills. The government Issued a decree commandeering private planes. I SEE I M DID N'T GET m VEM ALL! Ml ■ REQUEST TO AIDB|DSBARED Gibson Report of Pressure for Visit to Brazil Shown in Probe. By the Associated Press. A purported attempt to bring pres sure on Ambassador Hugh Gibson in Brazil to have a model United States cruiser sent there during the past year to aid the New York Shipbuilding Co. in bidding on the South American re public's naval program was disclosed today to the Senate Munitions Com mittee. Gibson protested such a procedure to the State Department in a cable message read into the record. It said: "I teel that no cruiser should be sent because of the effect Its sudden appearance would have. I question the value of such a visit in view of the present unsettled political situation without some valid reason." Witness Reprimanded. The evidence was brought out dur ing questioning of Clinton L. Bardo. former president of the corporation It grew so heated at one point that a* member of the committee. Senator Clark, Democrat, of Missouri, repri manded the witness. Earlier, evidence had been received that the company had interceded with President Roosevelt, Postmaster Gen eral Parley and former Gov. A. Harry Moore, now United States Senator from New Jersey, to shut out compe tition from a smaller company seeking a Reconstruction Finance Corp. loan to finance Itself. Committee members asserted, as the session closed, that the Navy Depart ment had sent the cruiser Pensacola and an aircraft carrier, the Ranger, to Rio de Janeiro. In his cabled protest of March 12, 1934, against the proposal. Ambas sador Gibson said: ■'Receive/ a call from Mr. Robert Aitken Workman, the New York Ship building CA. vice president. He asked that I wire immediately recommending scout cruiser be sent to Rio for the ‘moral efTect’ while the Brazilian gov ernment was considering bids for naval construction. Taken to Task. "His manner was rather truculent and he took me to task for not being here when he wanted to see me. • • • “I feel that no cruiser should be sent because of the effect its sudden appearance would have. I question the value of such a visit in view of the present unsettled political situa tion, without some valid reason." _Secretary Hull cabled that the de (Continued on Page 3, Column 5.) TROOPS DISBAND AFTER KENTUCKY THEFT PROBE National Guard Commander Leaves Corbin to Report to Governor. By the Associated Press. CORBIN, Ky., February 5'—Brig. Gen. Ellerbe B. Carter today dis banded National Guard troops which occupied Corbin yesterday to inves tigate crime conditions and he re turned to Frankfort to report his findings to Gov. Ruby Laffoon. Arrests of two men. charged with having stolen cars, by the Clay County militia were announced here by Carter before he left. He said the Clay County forces recovered two allegedly stolen cars. Autograph Requests Included In Fan Mail Sent Hauptmann I By the Associated Press. FLEM1NGTON, N. J., February 5. -Sixty-two letters came for Bruno Hauptmann today—an average return from the postman who has brought him from 50 to 75 letters dally since he entered the Hunterdon County jail. C. Lloyd Fisher, one of Haupt mann’s attorneys, said the prisoner’s mail Includes notes from school girls, predictions from astrologers, conver sion appeals from clergymen and lay men, autograph requests, notes of en couragement and various odds and ends. One letter contained an invitation to a barn dance in Arkansas with the qualification — "when New Jersey learns you are not responsible for the, kidnaping of the Lindbergh baby.” "I have more than a thousand let ters in my office,” Fisher said. “This has been collected since the beginning of the trial. It never reaches Haupt mann, of course. The sheriff opens it and turns it over to us.” Fisher said Hauptmann has been sent two "confessions” to the kid naping. The writers were mentally irresponsible, the attorney said. Most numerous of all, he said, are the letters seeking the conversion of Hauptmann. “Most of these letters are of a pes simistic sort,” Fisher said. "The writers advise Mr. Hauptmann to pre pare to meet his maker. Somehow they don’t seem to have much faith in his gaining acqtfttal. "The second mosWommon type of Hauptmann ‘fan mall’ is that of autograph hunters.” Three of Every 10 Births in Kentueky Add to Relief List By the Associated Press. LOUISVILLE. Ky., February 5. —Three of every 10 babies born in Kentucky during 1934 were born to parents on relief rolls, the Kentucky Relief Administra tion announced today. Figures compiled in a recent survey showed 58,000 births, of whicli 16,964 or 29.24 per cent were to relief families. A total of 103,924 Kentucky families, having 95.608 children under 6 years of age, are on the State's relief rolls. IN SECURITY BILL Morgenthau Advises House Committee to Increase Old-Age Levies. By the Associated Press. Three major changes in the ad ministration security bill designed to reduce the cost and take the onus of charity oft old-age pensions were suggested to Congress today by Sec retary of the Treasury Morgenthau In the statement he read to the Ways and Means Committee, as Sec retary of Labor Perkins sat alongside him, Morgenthau proposed: 1. An Increase in the taxes levied for old-age pensions so as to take care of so-called "unearned” annuities. 2. Transfer of voluntary old-age pension administration of the new Social Insurance Board to the Treas ury. 3. Elimination of the farmer, do mestic 'servants and •'casual” or iransienis irum me uciicuia me old-age pension. Dr. Townsend Heard. The committee devoted almost five hours yesterday to hearing Dr. F. E. Townsend, Long Beach, Calif., physi cian, expound his pension plan under which $200 a month would be paid to all persons over 60. Waxing impatient at questioners who sought to support the adminis tration's contention that his proposal Is Impractical and unworkable, the 68-year-old doctor asserted that the United States could do “anything that is for the good of the whole United States,” and added: “We are on the verge of something tremendous. This will be the last Congress to uphold the old economic system.” Nevertheless, committee members were represented as feeling that there I was little danger of the House voting I to insert the Townsend $200-a-month plan as a substitute for the admin istration proposed $15-a-month Fed eral contribution to old-age pensions. Hope for Early Action. Chairman Doughton expressed hope that the economic security legislation would be taken up by the House early next week. There still were indications that a “gag" rule forbidding amendments might be employed once the measure reaches the floor. The chairman said that If It could be left open to amend ment, he would prefer that “although that’s for the committee to decide." “Don’t you think that If you permit amendments It will probably take you a week to pass it?" he was asked. Before Doughton could reply. Rep resentative Vinson. Democrat, of Ken tucky, remarked. “We’d be lucky if it only took a week.” 4,000 GLASSW0RKERS SETTLE FOR MORE PAY Agreement on 5 Per Cent In crease and Conditions Un til November. By the Associated Press. PITTSBURGH. February 5—The strike of about 4,000 employes of the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. was set tled early today after hours of delib erations. the company granting a 5 per cent wage increase and a new union agreement. Representatives of the company and the Federation of Flat Glass Workers of America, emerging from a hotel conference room where they had been closeted most of the day and night, announced, "We have reached a full accord and the men will r^um to work In the morning.” “ Glen W. McCabe, president of the union, said that in addition to the 5 per cent wage increase, a new union agreement was granted which will ex i plre in November. GEORGIA SENATORS ASNAMEDOF LONG Wire Apologies to Roosevelt as Huey Gets Set for Speech. By the Associated Prese. ATLANTA, Ga, February 5.—Two State Senators telegraphed an apology to President Roosevelt today for the action of the State House of Repre sentatives In inviting Senator Huey P. Long of Louisiana, "the greatest demagogue of all times.” to address the House today. The telegram was signed by Senator William A. Hart of Newnan and Senator H Dixon Smith of Columbus. The Senators made public the fol lowing telegram to the President: "As State Senators in the Georgia State Assembly representing your neighboring district, we wish to apol ogize to our great President and neigh bor for the action of the Lower House in stultifying the honor of the great State of Georgia, your other home, by inviting the greatest demagogue of all times, the Kingfish of Louisiana, to address that body today.” Senator Long is to speak in the chamber of the House of Representa tives at 2:30 p.m.. central time, today. The House invited the members of the Senate to hear his address. Accompanied by a party of nine, in cluding a number of his personal bodyguards, the Jovial Kingfish step ped briskly from his train shortly be fore noon to be greeted by a delega tion from the House. Adjt. Gen. Lindley W. Camp and Jesse Dra per. Gov. Talmadge’s naval aide. "All right, boys,” Long shouted as he waved to the reception committee. He shook hands all around. As the Senator made his way slowly from the train shed and through the station to an automobile outside. A motor cycle escort with sirens screaming accompanied the seven cars occupied by Long and his party as they were hurried to a hotel. The Senator said he would not have time to go to the Governor’s mansion for lunch. EXCHANGE CLOSING ON GOLD REFUSED New York Stock Market Heads Decide Against Action on Court's Decision. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK. February 5—The Governing Committee of the New York Stock Exchange, says the New York Times, has decided not to close the exchange before or during the reading of the Supreme Court’s decision on the gold clause suits. The exchange, however, has em powered members of the committee to limit price swings, if necessary, to pre vent a runaway market, by temporarily holding up transactions, the Times says. This is regarded by officials of the exchange as preferable to suspen sion of trading. The decision not to suspend was reached at a meeting of the board yesterday, according to the Times, and was believed to have been made with the knowledge of the Federal Securi ties and Exchange Commission, which, with the consent of the President, has the power to close all exchanges dur ing national emergencies. ANTI-GAMBLING BILL SPEED IS REQUESTED Prettyman Urges Judiciary Sub committee to Take Emer gency Action. Corpora ton Counsel Prettyman to day urged the Judiciary Subcommittee ol . the House District Committee to take £gtergency action on the anti gam bp|| bill and several other meas ures Jjfcented by the District Com missioners which have already passed i the Senate. Chairman Palmisano ad- J vtsed the corporation counsel that his • subcommittee contemplates no action on the anti-gambling bill, which is considered by District officials to be an emergency measure demanding the ‘ earliest, possible consideration, until the special crime investigation now in progress has been completed. This would mean that a serious condition well known to exist would be allowed to continue Indefinitely without relief through legislation while the whole general subject of crime and law en forcement is being discussed before a subcommittee. PREPARED AFTER ROOSEVELT TALKS President Fails to Indorse Widening Reserve Power, However. ECCLES DENIES SENDING CONGRESS LEGISLATION Executive Urges Committees of Both Houses to Call Three Framers of Bill. Br the Associated Press. The new Treasury-drafted bill in creasing the powers of the Federal Reserve Board over the Nation's banking system was disclosed today to have been prepared after confer ences wdth President Roosevelt, but a memorandum sent to the Capitol by the executive refrained from giving his personal indorsement to it. Meanwhile. Senator Glass. Demo crat, of Virginia, a specialist in bank ing legislation, said Marriner S. Ec cles, governor of the Federal Reserve Board, had told him he did not send the bill to Capitol Hill and did not know it was being sent. Earlier Glass had contended Ecclei broke a pledge that he would be shown the legislation before any one else. A fight lay ahead of the banking pro posals. Suggests Quiz of Trio. President Roosevelt's memorandum suggested that the Banking Commit tees of both houses call for examina tion the three officials who drafted the comprehensive measure—Eccles, Leo T. Cromley. chairman of the Fed eral Deposit Insurance Corporation, and J. F. T. O'Connor, controller of the currency. "I have had a number of confer ences regarding three banking mat ters,” said the memorandum to Chair men Fletcher and Steagall of the Sen ate and House Banking Committees, respectively, "which are to some extent interrelated and which afreet the Fed eral Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve System and the office of the controller of the currency. "I have discussed these matters with Leo T. Crowley, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.; Marriner S. Eccles. governor of the Federal Reserve Board, and J. F. T. O'Connor, controller of the currency. "I have asked the representatives or the various departments and agen cies affected to give consideration to the matter discussed. Tentative Draft Prepared. “For the information of your com mittee they have prepared a tentative draft of legislation. “I am asking the gentlemen named to give the benefits of the results of their discussions to you as chairmen of the Banking and Currency Com mittee and I shall be glad to have you call them before your committee for further information if you desire. Senator Fletcher withheld comment on the bill, but indicated it would be subjected to close study. He said he might introduce the measure "to get it up for discussion.” In the opinion of trained observers, the proposed legislation would give the Reserve Board many of the pow ers of a central bank. In his earlier statement. Glass said: “The governor of the Federal Re serve Board. Mr. Eccles, voluntarily came to my office and told me that he would show me the amendments be fore he showed them to any one else. He did not keep his word.” Later Eccles said a speedy relay of the bill to the Capitol was responsible for the misunderstanding between Glass and himself. The completed draft, Eccles said, was in the hands of congressional leaders before he himself had re ceived a copy. Issues Formal Statement. In a formal statement. Eccles said: “It is true that I called upon Sen ator Glass a few weeks ago and reference was made by me to the forthcoming Federal Reserve banking legislation. I told the Senator that I did not feel I was in a position at that time to discuss the matter with him because it was being han dled through the administration's committee, as was all other legisla tion of the Government lending agen cies. and I did not know what final form the legislative recommendation was likely to take. “I did promise him as soon as the matter was cleared with the admin istration to show him the bill and to discuss the matter with him before personally discussing it with any one else. “UiMunror thp PpHprfll Rpsprvp 1 islation is only one of the three sec tions of the administration's 1935 banking bill, and it was only early yesterday—at 1:30 p.m.—that the Fed eral Reserve section of the bill was finally completed and approved. Im portant changes having been made as late as yesterday noon. "The bill was delivered at the Capi tol before I personally had a copy. I called Senator Glass last evening and explained the situation to him and “(Continued on Page 3, Column 1.) MISS PERKINS DENIES OFFER BY WELLESLEY President of Board of Trustees Says Humor She Will Head College Is Unfounded. By the Associated Press. Secretary Perkins today denied re ports she had been offered the presi dency of Wellesley College. BOSTON, February 5 (JP).—Robert O. Dodge, president of the Board of Trustees of Wellesley College, today denied reports that Secretary of Labor Prance* Perkins had been offered the presidency of the college. He said: "There Is no basis for the report.” The Boston Traveler says in a copy right story that Frances Perkins has been tendered the presidency of Welles ley College and has conferred with President Roosevelt concerning ac ceptance. The Traveler says Miss Perkins re- * acted favorably to the offer.