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OF FARLEYPENDS Senate Post Office Group to Decide Action on Long Resolution. '(Continued From First Page.) Corp. and since that time I have had no part In the management of that company or participation in its affairs, nor have I received anything from this source since that time with the excep tion of a dividend of five hundred and twenty-five dollars ($525.00) on my preferred stock. • • • Holding Firm Owns No Stock. “Mention has been made of a cer tain holding company which carries my name. That company was or- ! ganized in 1929 to collect the slow. assets 6f James A. Farley & Co., Inc.,1 a corporation which went out of ex- ! istence at that time. This holding company does not own stock in any corporation whatsoever. “The stock which I own in these two companies represents all the stock which I own in any corporation what soever. “I have not solicited business for any corporation or any contractor. I have never interested myself in helping any contractor to secure any contracts from the United States Gov ernment or from any other person or corporation. “There is not a word of truth in the Insinuation that I participated in any way in having bids of any contractor rejected by the Treasury Department or by any other department or agency of the Government. I P. O. Annex Men Favored. "The resolution also states that •Whereas it is further alleged that the said concerns favoring the firm of the said James A. Farley with business have been able to secure changes in specifications netting them large sums in profits after the award of con tracts, and it being alleged that such changes are deliberately made for the purpose of allowing large profits and avoiding competition.’ "This, I understand, refers to cer tain contracts for the building of the annex to the New York City Post Office Building. The only part the Post Of fice Department played In this matter consisted in advising the Treasury De partment, which let the contracts, of the need of postal requirements so far as a building in New York City was concerned. I am sending you here with the full file of correspondence be tween the two departments, including letters that were canceled because of the request of the proper Treasury of ficial that the Post Office Department! be more specific in the statements of its requirements. “There was a question concerning the erection of a completed building, the cost of which was in excess of the amount of funds allocated for the project, or an incompleted building in which two floors were not to be fin ished, alternative bids having been called for by the Treasury. The de tails of this are shown in the accom panying correspondence. “I did not at any time attempt to exercise any influence on the Treas ury Department with respect to the Jetting of this or any other contract. Denies Knowing of Changes. “I had no knowledge that there had been any changes in specifications or materials until I read §f them in re ports of the charges made by the Sen ator from Louisiana. In any event, I have no connection whatsoever with respect to such changes in relation to any building or any contract.” Answering the charge he used the Printing Office to gratify “whims and caprices of personal and political friends, even to the printing of stamps never to be used,” the Postmaster General replied: "With respect to this matter, I fol lowed, as Postmaster General, a cus- ( tom that has existed in this depart- , ment for many, many years; that is, , the presentation as souvenirs of new , issues of stamps. I attach herewith j a memorandum showing how long ] and how extensively this practice has been pursued. On January 23, 1905, the then Third Assistant Postmaster ; General. Edwin C. Madden, wrote an < official letter to the Postmaster Gen- ! eral, from which I quote the fol- i lowing: ( '“* • * In this connection I deem it proper to say that the giving away of specimen stamps, proofs, etc., is a prac- , tice of upward of 40 years’ standing. • • * No record was kept of the per- : sons to whom these stamps were dis- : tributed prior to my coming into office, • but since November, 1899, I have | caused to be kept a record of every ■ stamp given away and canfumish, , should it be so desired, a complete list , of those who have received them dur- j lng my incumbency, except for the j four months between July 1. 1899 (the i date of my appointment) and Novem- • ber 1, 1899, when the record of dis- i tribution was begun.’ ” , Denies Link to Wire Service. i The allegation in the Long resolu- 1 tion that “Farley is Implicated in a 1 wire service leading into the gambling 1 houses in the United States from the ] race tracks, and is using the functions ' which he supervises for the Govern- 1 ment to pursue said business for profit 1 to himself and to his friends,” brought ' the foUowing denial from the Post- * master General: i: “The above charge is utterly untrue 1 and is as ridiculous and baseless as are the others. The only wire service In the Post Office Department, except the ordinary commercial telephone and telegraph lines, is a teletype press service such as you will find In many other Government departments, in most newspaper offices and in many business offices. It is a bulletin of the day’s happenings as they occur, em bracing the proceedings of Congress and other news of the day. This tele type machine is connected only with a news service office. It leads to no gambling house and nothing is trans mitted by It except that which is writ ten for the news service which operates It, namely, the Washington City News Service. Personally, I have no con- ' nection, direct or indirect, with this or any other wire service.” Taking up other sections of the res olution. Farley’s reply continued: “Again the resolution reads: Where as it is further alleged that, without pay or compensation for the same, the said James A. Farley has comman deered for his personal use, facilities of public service corporations borrow Ir.g money from the United State* Government. "I have never commandeered tha facilities of any public service corpo ration. I assume that the Senatoi from Louisiana refers to the fact thal I have at various times accepted tha Invitations of railroad officials to rlda in their business cars with them when I was traveling by train. It is wel; known that as Postmaster General 1 have a Post Office commission which entitles me to ride in any convey ance operated by any mail contractor The Government Is put to no ex pense, nor is It saved any expense, by my occasional acceptance of these in vitations. and I am not put under th< slightest obligation thereby. In nt case, however, did I at any time com mandeer any such service. “Again the resolution reads: Where as it has been charged that the sale James A. Farley on the eve of a loar being granted to a railroad In Wesi Virginia, telephoned the leading fac tor ot that concern that it was to hi Interest to take a certain political po sition affecting the election of a United States Senator: "I never telephoned anybody Ir West Virginia that It would be to th< interest of any railroad to take a cer tain or any political position affect ing the election of a United State: Senator or any one else. I did con verse with various political leaders, in cluding former Gov. Cornwall of Wes Virginia, with the Idea In mind o: promoting party harmony. I did no know that the B. & O. Railroad wm endeavoring to secure an R. F. C loan and I do not know now if ft eve: received a loan, but I do know tha1 whether it did or did not receive a loan had nothing to do with any con versation in which I took part. ] anew the gentleman only as a forme: Governor of West Virginia and a Democratic leader in the State. Denies Fond Solicitation. "As to the final omnibus section o: he resolution, alleging general mis :onduct. Irregularity, etc., I can only nake my denial as general as th« iccusatlon Itself. With respect to tha itatements made by the Senator from jouislana on the floor of the United States Senate In the effort to imply .hat I solicited contributions from ’’ederal office-holders for the Demo :ratlc National Committee and thal n a particular Instance immunity 'rom prosecution was extended in ex mange for a political contribution, 1 ieclare that the charges are abso utely false. On March 3, 1933, befora he beginning of this administration Jlyde O Eastus, then a practlclnt awyer in Texas, nanaea me at uie Mayflower Hotel, for the Democratic, 'lational Committee, a cashier’s check or $1,000, which he told me was the contribution of E. P. Knotts of Port Vorth, Tex., whom I did not know rnd of whom I had no knowledge. I iccepted the check for the commlt ee and immediately wrote to Mr. Cnotts acknowledging its receipt. Some ime in May, 1933, Mr. K. P. Aldrich, :he newly appointed chief Inspector of he Post Office Department, reported o me that charges of the improper ise of the mails had been pending or several years in the department igainst Mr. Knotts and that the hear ng had been repeatedly continued. immediately Instructed the solicitor it the department, who has immedi ite jurisdiction over matters of this :ind, to proceed without delay to dis use of the case. A photostatic copy if this order is transmitted herewith. This order was complied with; the hearing was held before the end of the month and a fraud order was Issued against Mr. Knotts. As a re sult of it, criminal charges were pre ferred in the Federal courts and Mr. Knotts pleaded guilty and was sen tenced to imprisonment, five years in the penitentiary. He is now serving his term. "According to the Congressional Record, the Senator from Louisiana read from what purported to be a letter issued by the National Demo cratic Council of the District of Co lumbia in its effort to raise funds for the Democratic National Committee, which letter is alleged to have borne my name as Democratic chairman on the letterhead, and which is also al leged to have been sent to Federal employes. I did not sign the letter, I did not authorize its issuance and to this date I know nothing whatso . ever about it or to whom it was sent.” Members Are Escorted by Guides Through News paper Plant. ¥*• '* ■ The Evening Star entertained the Advertising Club of Washington at a luncheon today In The Evening Star Newspaper Club rooms, with 129 ad vertising and business men as guests. Norman Kal, president of the Ad vertising Club, presided at the meet ing and Introduced Col. Le Roy W. Herron, advertising manager of The Star, who formally welcomed the guests. Tr»m«rit»tAW following the luncheon the party was separated Into groups of 20 and taken under escort of guides through the newspaper plant, where they were shown all the various oper ations of a paper going to press. Frank T. Hurley and Henry O. Hanford of The Star formed the Com mittee on Arrangements. CITY NEWS IN BRIEF. TODAY. Ball, Nebraska State Society, dragon room, Wardman Park Hotel, 9 p.m. Entertainment by the Dowling Guild Minstrels, Holy Name Church, Eleventh and K streets northeast, 8:15 p.m. Dance, Emergency Hospital Alum nae. Shoreham Hotel, 10 p.m. Bullet supper, Cornell Club, Uni versity Club, 8 p.m. Stunt party. Women’s National rrcw viuu, nmnu «uwci, « p.m. Address by Representative Ramspeck of Georgia, before Local 261, N. F. F. E., 710 Fourteenth street, 7:30 pm. Dinner meeting. District of Columbia Dental Hygienists’ Association, 1710 Rhode Island avenue, 6:30 p.m. Card party and dance. Hope Chapter, No. 30, O. E. S., Wardman Park Hotel, 9 p.m. Card party, Washington Alumnae of St. Mary’s Seminary of Maryland, Lee House, 8 p.m. Meeting, Policemen's Association, Odd Fellows Hall, 419 Seventh street, 8 p m. Address by Dr. Adolph Schultz of Johns Hopkins University on "Man as a Primate." in National Museum auditorium, 8:15 pm. Bingo at -ard party, Jefferson Parent-Teacher Association, school auditorium, 7:45 pm. TOMORROW. Bingo party, benefit Martha Wash ington lebekah Lodge, 60 M street northeast, 8:30 p.m. Dinner, Ladles' Auxiliary, Photo En gravers, Hamilton Hotel, 6 p.m. Card and bingo party, auspices of the District Congress of Parent-Teach er Associations, Roosevelt High School, 8 pm. Address by Dr. Charles A. Edwards on "Science, Education and Industry: Whither Drifting,” before Washington Society of -Engineers, Cosmos Club, 8 p m. •*_ Card oarty and dance. Ladies’ auxil iary, Post No. 58, Wardman Park Ho tel, 9 p.m. Banquet, Life Insurance Club of . NAVY ENGINEERING EXPERTDIPIRES Capt. Walter M. McFarland Lauded for Important Aids to Science. Capt. Walter Martin McFarland. XT. 8. N„ retired, farmer vice president of the Weetinghouae Electric Co. and for 20 years manager of the marine department of Babcock ft Wilcox, died last night at his home, 1868 Columbia road. Bom August 5, 1859, in Washington, he attended Columbian College, now George Washington University, before going to Annapolis. He graduated with second honors In the class of 1879. Brilliant work In the Engineer Corps made him chief engineer of the Navy by 1899, when he resigned. Dur ing his service career he served twice as assistant to Admiral George W. Melville. He was secretary to the Division of Naval and Marine En gineering at the Naval and Marine Conference at the World Fair of 1893, and In 1897 served as American dele gate to the International Conference of Naval Architects and Marine En gineers at London. In the same year he served on the Roosevelt Personnel Board which reorganized the service divisions of the naval forces. He was a frequent writer on engi neering subjects, his most significant achievement In this line being an article outlining a new method for the determination of a ship’s speed, the method now in general use. In 1883 and 1885 he was assistant pro fessor of mechanical engineering at Cornell University, a lecturer at the Naval War College in 1894 and had lectured often at the post-graduate school at Annapolis and at Columbia and Johns Hopkins Universities. Secretary and editor of the Ameri can Society of Naval Engineers in Washington, La Fayette Hotel, 5:30 p.m. Ash Wednesday services, commem orating the beginning of Lent, Grace Lutheran Church, Sixteenth and Var num streets, 8 pm. Supper dance, South Carolina State Society, Shoreham Hotel, 9 pm. Officer Dies CAPT. WALTER M. MeFABLAWP. 1890, 1892, 1893 and 1898, he served u vice president of the American So ciety of Mechanical Engineers in 1902-3, as vice president of the So ciety of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers in 1902 and 1921 and as president from 1922 to 1924. He had been a trustee of the Webb Institute of Naval Architecture since 1913, served as vice president from 1916 to 1926 and as president from 1926 until his retirement from active life In 1931. After-1899 he did significant work for Westinghouse, becoming manager of the marine department of the firm of Babcock St Wilcox in 1911 and re maining there until his retirement In 1931, when he returned to Washington to live. A bachelor, he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. J. W. Dunn and Mrs. Edmund Barry, both of Washington, and Mrs. Eugene Makoeky of Balti more. A special communication from Dick erson N. Hoover, inspector general of the Steamboat Inspection Service, attributed to Capt. McFarland, "as much as to any living person, the credit for rules which have to do with material for boilers and construction of the same.” “Had he accomplished nothing else in his life but that wory Mr. Hoover continued, "it would stand as a monu ment to his efficiency and public service’’ Funeral services will be held at the residence Thursday at 11 a.m. NEW STREET CAR EQUIPMENT URGED Georgetown Citizens Seek Utility Board Order for Replacement. ' Terming all thp street ear rolling stock of the Cspital Transit Co. “obsolete,” the Progressive Citizens’ Association of Georgetown last night adopted a resolution asking the Public Utilities Commission to Issue an order for replacement Of the present cars with new ones—as fast as would be consistent with the public Interest and with fairness to the transit com pany. The resolution asked the utilities body to hold a public bearing on the Issue In preparation for the replace ment order. The resolution was introduced by J. O. Brldwell, member of the associa tion’s Public Utilities Committee. Backs Tax Repayment. The association approved the stand taken by the Federation of Citizens' Associations that all Individuals to whom tax refunds are due under the court Interpretation of the Borland amendment for street paving be al lowed repayments, regardless of the statute of limitations. The federa tion urged that citizens be allowed the refund as individuals, and asked dis approval of any recognition of a corporation, organized under laws of Arizona, to permit Washington citi zens'to collect refunds through It. Reconsideration and passage of anti gambling laws for the District also were urged. Additional personnel and equipment for the Police Department as re quested by Police Supt. Ernest W. Brown was approved. The associa tion went on record In favor of en actment of some form of "small loan legislation” for the District. Pension Bill Favored. A resolution favoring enactment of the old-age pension bill for the Dis trict, Introduced by Representative Norton and up for a hearing today, was adopted. The association favored using the Gravelly Point area for an adequate municipal Washington airport and disapproved a proposal to buy the present Washington Airport for'the purpose. • < Approving character education la the public schools, the association voted that experiments along thla line be continued lor several years at least, before reaching a Anal con clusion. GROWING ROOSEVELT CENSORSHIP CHARGED Br the Associated Press. Senator Sc hall, Republican, of Minnesota, asserted In the Senate yesterday that “press censorship by the Roosevelt administration Is as suming greater proportions every day." He charged that under a "gag rule" in the House no member was per mitted to voice his objections to thi administration and that “efforts an being constantly made to prevent th« use of the Congressional Record lr the Senate by any member opposlnj New Deal fallacies.” Under the $4,880,000,000 appropria tion bill now pending, Schall said, th» Roosevelt Administration would hav< a club to control all newspapers which “have not succumbed to his varloui methods of subjugation.” HOW TO THINK A New Kind of Book and Courea Br I.00I1 Win Ranter, Pb. D.. I.L. D. President of Research University. Washington, D. C. A NEW LOGIC FOR SOLVING LIFE’S PROBLEMS Learn how to think effectively on yonr Inescapable problems Can you do anything more important? For Parents. Teachers, Studenta. Pastors, Editors and Business Men 12.50. or $2.60 postpaid In the II. & A. The Research Publishing Co. 160? (Eye) St.. D. 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