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,0 8 > The only evening paper Pair tonight and tomorrow; not much jn Washington with the change in temperature; lowest tempera- A • i. j r» vr ture tonight about 47 degrees. Tempera- ASSOCiated rreSS NeWS tures—mghest 74 at 5:3° pjm. yester- and Wirephoto Services. dav; lowest, 43, at 6 a.m. today. r Pull report on page A-11. _ " Yesterday's Circulation, 130,665 Closing N. Y. Markets,Pages 17,18& 19 _ Some Returns Not Yet Received. No. 33,232. ^«t,eofflco" ^a8hingtonmoV" * WASHINGTON, D. 0., FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 1935—FORTY-SIX PAGES. «•» Mum Au«ci4t«d Prui. TWO CENTS. HOPKINS 10 FILL NEW WORKS IOOS FROM RELIEF ROLL Key Post in $4,800,000,000 Set-up to Ace Spender. White House Conference Is Scheduled for Tonight. WALKER MAKES READY TO TAKE APPLICATIONS Ickes. Tugwell, West. Morgen thau and Kennedy to Be Among President's Conferees—F e u d Between House and Interior Secretary Flares Anew. By the Associated Press. President Roosevelt today completed his works-relief organization with ap pointment of Harry L. Hopkins as administrator of the Works Progress Division. He charged the progress division with the task of making certain that »,ni-pnr\c nmnlnvorl nn thp nrniprt.g rnmo Xrom the relief rolls. The United States Employment Set- vice was given general charge of re-emplovment of persons on work relief who desire to return to private employment. Principal Aides Called. With the completion of his ad ministrative machinery the President called in the principal aides in the works set-up for a general discussion tonight. The President also added to the Important Allotment Board, headed by Secretary Ickes. a representative of the Mayors’ Conference. It was un derstood the mayors have selected Mayor La Guardia of New York for this post. Rear Admiral C. J. Peoples, now procurement officer of the Govern ment. was placed in charge of pro curement of materials for the works projects. This will come under the Progress Division. Hopkins will continue his present post of relief administrator to take care of those remaining on relief rolls until the goal of the works campaign is reached. That is the removal of 3.500.000 persons from relief rolls and giving them Jobs. States Action Expected. Mr. Roosevelt said again today he expected the States and municipali ties to take over the case of unem ployables on relief rolls. Tonight's White House conference will include the big four of the $4,000, 000.000 undertaking—Frank C. Walker, director of the Emergency Council; Secretary Ickes, chairman of the Al lotment Board; Hopkins and Rexford G. Tugwell, head of the Division for Rural Resettlement. In addition. Joseph Kennedy, chair man of the Securities Commission; Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau ana former Representative West of Ohio, the President’s liaison man with Congress, were summoned. Robert E. Wood. Chicago business man. will be the representative of the Business Advisory Council on the Al lotment Board, which will pass on the distribution of funds for the projects. The White House announcement *aid accurate information must be available on the actual number of em ployables whose names are on relief rolls. Proportional Allocation. “As the works relief program Is in tended to take care primarily of these people.” the statement said, “the projects must be allocated in propor tion to the numbers within a given work area. The Progress D.-ision will be in charge of these figures and will keep the other divisions informed at ail times. “Next, after allotments have been made, it will be the duty of the Progress Division to see that the Ac tual persons to be employed on the •eparate projects will come from those whose names are on the relief rolls. It also will be necessary to determine the amounts of security payments in different areas of the country. ’"Jhe general work of the Works Progress Division also will include ’(Continued on Page 2, Column 5.) CHICAGO EXHAUSTS ALL RELIEF FUNDS Work Halted and Gov. Horner Plans to Take Problem to Washington. By th® Associated Press. CHICAGO, April 26—Robert J. Dunham, chairman of the Illinois Emergency Relief Commission, an nounced today that, because of the exhaustion of funds, all work relief activities in Cook County (Chicago) have been halted. A special meeting Of the Cook County Board of Com missioners was called to consider Dunham’s appeal for immediate ac tion by the county board. Gov. Henry Horner, here to at tend a meeting of the State Re lief Commission, said today he will leave tomorrow or Sunday for Washington to confer with Fed eral officials concerning the Illinois relief crisis, precipitated when Fed eral funds were denied the State until Illinois furnishes $3,000,000 monthly. All relief activities were halted in 8 counties, and 10 other counties re ported relief funds would last only » few days A measure, designed to raise $26. 000,000 by increasing the sales tax from 2 to 3 per cent, was no nearer final enactment as the Legislature ad journed until Tuesday. The bill has been approved by the State Senate, but administration leaders were ex pected to encounter difficulty in mus tering the required 102 votes Mr pas sage next week. ■% A ' Gets Ke^ Post HARRY L. HOPKINS. i Federal relief administrator, who today v.ns named by President Roosevelt as adminislratoi#of the Works Progress Division under the new work relief set-up. 84.04-CENT SILVER New Price Rise Hoped For by Western Senators in Booming Mart. By the Associated Press. Senators from silver - producing 1 States watched the Treasury today , in the hope that its prire for the j newly mined metal would be raised to a new high of 84.04 cents an ounce or more. Committed by Secretary Morgen thau to a policy which some of his subordinates said meant keeping a jump ahead of world prices, the Treasury was described as being on an hour-to-hour basis regarding the metal. The Senators who advocate giving it a larger place in the monetary system were elated at the advance of world quotations yesterday fol lowing an increase in the Treasury I price to 77.57 cents the night be I fore. When the New York price 1 for foreign silver reached 77 cents late yesterday. Morgenthau called a special press conference to say the Treasury figure would remain un changed at least overnight. World Quotations Zoom. Should the Treasury follow past procedure In its next move, the seigniorage charge would be cut from the present *0 per cent to 35 per cent. This would mean an advance in the price for newly mined metal to 84.04 cents. Wednesday night’s price advance, acting as a powerful magnet, drew world quotations upward In a fashion that delighted silver Senators and brought a pledge from Senator Wheeler, Democrat, of Montana to press his fight for free coinage on a 16-to-l ratio with gold. However, in some quarters reactions were more disturbing. As the Shang hai Yuan dollar, despite an export tax on silver, moved up to 40.75 cents. Dr. Alfred Sze. the Chinese Minister, ex pressed to Secretary Hull his Nation * concern over the United State* silver purchase policy. Depression There Deepened. As the price of silver mounts, Sze told newsmen. China is plunged deeper into the deflationary condition in which the United States found itself in 1933 as the result of too great pur chasing power of the dollar. In Mexico, too. banking circles were worried as world prices reached a level that made it profitable to melt down Mexican coins into commercial silver. With two Treasury silver price boosts within two weeks, observers here believe the metal's price will reach $1.29 long before the Treasury’s holdings reach one-third the gold stock. During the past week alone, gold stocks moved upward $29,000,000 to $8,701,000,000. On this basis, the Treasury still was more than $1,900. 000,000 short of the silver needed for the required 75-25 ratio with gold. -- -• INTRUDER AT D00RN Belgian Womans Tries to Force Way In to See Ex-Kaiser. DOORN, Netherlands. April 26 </P) A Belgian woman, whom police said they believed demented, tried to force her way Into Doom House to see the former Kaiser today. On the plea that she wanted to inquire concerning Wilhelm's health, she tried to enter the grounds, but was turned back. Later she tried to throw herself under the former Ger man monarch's automobile as it was driven out of the grounds, but a po liceman prevented and took her into custody. The Netherlands authorities sent her back to Belgium. C. I REPORT ADOPTEE IN MR PARLET Proposed Removal of Gar nett and Police Officials Reported Eliminated. COMMITTEE MEMBERS REFUSE INFORMATlOf Chairman Say»^ Body Deplore and Resents Speculation Concerning Findings. BY JAMES E. CHINN. The Special Crime Committee c the House today adopted the repot | it is to make to the full District Com m ttee next week, after making a num bet of revisions and deletions in th tentative report drawn up by it counsel. John R. Fitzpatrick. Action was taken at a special three heur executive session, which was de toted chiefly to a discussion of ccr , tain recommendations in Fitzpatrick' ! tentative draft that were completel j out. of harmony with the views c several members of the committee These recommendations, it is un derstood, railed for the immediat removal of United States Attorne Leslie C. Garnett, the retirement c Police Supt. Ernest W Brown an several other police officials, inrlud ing Inspectors Thaddeus R. Bea and Albert J. Headley. Randolph Makes Statement. There were rumors that thes recommendations in the draft of Fitz Patrick's report were eliminated b the committee, but all of the member frankly refused to discuss any of it contents. The only information give: out for publication at the conclusio of the meeting was a statement issuei by Representative Randolph. Demc crat. of West Virginia, chairman c | the Crime Committee. It said: "The special committee has agree on its report, which will be submitte next Wednesday to the District com ] mittee. “The special committee deplores an resents speculation concerning it findings. Neither directly nor indi rectly has the committee given on j any information as to the contents c I its report.” The committee was aroused par , ticularly by premature publication c ! several of the recommendations i: Fitzpatrick's tentative draft which th members had not seen or approver These recommendations, which re iated to the proposed removal of Gar nett and the retirement of the polic officials, were especially objectionabli While Chairman Randolph decline to discuss details of the report, h , indicated that during the three-hou session various members of the com 1 mittee made suggestions for altera tions and deletions of some of th contents. Representative Virgin: : Jencices. Democrat, of Indiana, too 1 an active part in the proceeding an ! she is one of the members who. it 1 understood, objected to the propose recommendation that Garnett be re j moved and that MaJ. Brown an several other police officials be place on the retired list. The early portions of the commit tee's meeting was devoted to an in vestigation to determine how certai of the recommendations in the ten tative draft of the report had ' leake out.” Deny' Giving Information. All of the committee members, a well as Fitzpatrick and William Seal: who served as committee secretary denied vigorously that they had give any information to newspaper men. The full House District Commute will pass on the report Wednesday an transmit it to the House. The repor according to Chairman Norton of th District Committee, will not be mad public until it has been approved b the full committee. Publication of the* r^rnmmpnHfltinn | prior to committee action on the re ! port also aroused Chairman Norta and for the first time she met wit the crime investigators in a protractei session behind closed doors in the of flee of Representative Randolph. The report is a voluminous docu ment covering 120 pages of closel typewritten copy. In addition to rec ommendations for improving the.Dis trict's prosecution and law enforce ment machinery, it summarize* th testimony of more than 50 witnesse who appeared before the committe during its two-month investigation. Fitzpatrick is understood to have ex plained to the committee that i drawing up the recommendations h followed the evidence presented durin the Inquiry. Fitzpatrick was formerly an ass is lant United States Attorney for th District and served under Garnet until he resigned last Fall as a re suit of a controversy with Justic Proctor. Seals was formerly em 1 ployed by a Washington newspape | to write a series of stories on crim I conditions in the District. Diagnoses of Liver Troubles Easy Now With Electric Eyt BY HOWARD W. BLAKESLEE Associated Press Science Editor. NEW YORK. April 26—How the photoelectric "eye” can check up on liver troubles was described to the American Chemical Society today by Dr. Arnold E. Osterberg of the Mayo Clinic. Rochester, Minn. The eye. adapted to a device called a photeletometer, records the color *' blood samples on a dial. As the dial needle rises it signifies an in creasing amount of bilirubin in the blood. Belirubln is a direct index to liver diseases. Dr. Osterberg said that with this electric eye a physician can watch the progress of treatment and make more accurate diagnoses. The elec tric eye sees the same thing that the human eye observes in jaundice, ex cept that it can read changes in visible to man. Liver troubles produce jaundice in two ways. One is by stopping up bile acid ducts, so that the bilirubin is discharged into the blood. In th other blood pigments are split up b faulty liver action. The electric ey distinguishes between the two througi use of a little alcohol on the bloo under observation. An explanation of convulsions wa given by Dr. Mona Spiegeladolf an Dr. E. Spiegel of Temple University Philadelphia. They believe that con vulsions of all kinds may spring fror cne common type of brain mechanist going wrong. Under their idea, convulsions woul occur when brain tissues lost thel normal density, so that they woul dent more easily. This theory they tested electricall rn brain swellings, one of the cause of convulsions. They found that wit] swelling brain tissues lost density regained it when the swelling wen down. "These experiments,” they state* "are a first step in the search fa (Continued on Pane B, Column I.) i ' ' * A : HOLLYWOOD PARTY I SLAYING, SUICIDE ' LAID TO DEBT ROW • Style Creator Killed; Chauf feur, Former Ensign, Ends Life Later. LAW FACULTY MEMBER, I ALSO SHOT, MAY DIE s Quarrel. Heard by Invalid Mothei of Victim, Preceded Gunplay. By the Associated Press. f HOLLYWOOD, April 2fi.-M.vste t rious shootings that brought death tc - a movie style creator and his chauffeut ' and possibly fatal Injuries to anothei s in the film capital during the night I were reported as murder and suicide ‘ today by sheriff's officers. O. H. Cloud, sheriff’s deputy lr s charge of the case, said Paul Ivat r Wharton. 25-year-old designer ol f clothes for film actresses, was shot by William Howard. 35. former Navy - ensign an0 later Wharton's chauffeur p Cloud said Howard later shot and V probably fatally wounded Henry E f ■ Bolte. 38. law iastructor at the Uni 1 versity of California at Las Angeles. After injuring Bolte. Cloud said. 1 Howard shot and killed himself. r«riy rrrrruru The slaying of Wharton was the ? tragic climax of a supper attend'd by - 1 two guests in his Hollywood apart V ment studio. The other shootings oc 5 eurred later in an apartment several s blocks away. 1 Cloud said the sheriff's office was 1 convinced the shootings were moti I vated by financial differences lnvolv ■ ing the three men, and that a violent f quarrel concerning money which Wharton and Bolte owed Howard pre ceded the shootings. 1 "Our investigation has established i that a man we know only as C. M. ■ McDermott was the third person in the room at the time Wharton was 1 slain." Cloud said. "We believe he s w'as not involved in the shootings, but - other officers now are looking for him t in the belief he can clear up mlnot f details pertaining to the tragedy.” Cloud said McDermott leaped from - Wharton's apartment after th. % f shots had been fired. The deputy sai„ i the man’s fall was broken by shrub e bery. and investigators later found i ■ brown hat and a piece of white shirt Mother Saw Flight. B The articles of clothing. Cloud said ' had been identified as belonging to th< i man who confronted Wharton's foster s mother, Ada E. Wharton, an invalid r as he fled from the scene of the shoot - ing. ran into a hallway and then lnu - he kitchen, where he leaped to th< e ground. v Cloud said as far as the sheriff'! i office Is concerned the case is closed i except for the apprehension and ques s tioning of McDermott, i "We are convinced it Is a case ol - murder and suicide, and the coroner'! 1 office agrees with this theory and nr J inquest will be held." Cloud said "However, it is possible future devel - opments may warrant entrance ol - police into the case, in which case 8 l 1 coroner's investigation might be con - sldered necessary." i Police today said they were not par ticipating in the investigation at thi.< time. Knew Victim’s Sister. ! ! The deputy said Howard until re cently had been a frequent escort ol 1 : Eolte's sister. ] Mrs. Wharton said her son was born ? in Billings. Mont., and was the adopted j son of a doctor and his wife who came to Los Angeles from Billings. They „ died in 1927 and through the medium t of a church she became his foster er mother. "Several members of Angelus Temple s told me about Paul.” she said, "and . said they wanted to find him a good j home. He came to me and told me , he was anxious to follow his designing j work and already had managed to ob . tain a fashionable clientele.” (t'oe ciimmnncH tn TX7ho rtnn 'i . studio by startled neighbors began an y Investigation of the murder—and were . interrupted when • a call sent them . dashing to the apartment house oc . cupied by Bolt*. ? There they found the instructor s wounded in the back and neck, lying e just outside his door, and a few feel away was Howard, dead. . Mrs. Bolte told Berry she had gone i to the door to admit her husband ? when the shooting occurred and he j slumped at her feet. She said she saw Howard step toward the front dooi . and stop. She said he placed a pistol e to his temple and fired. 1 Saw Man Near Door, " Bolte told officers he had seen the man outside as he drove up In front " of his home with Mr. and Mrs. Karl [ Schlichter, but paid no attention tc ' him. He said he remembered nothing after he was shot until police arrived, Bolte is an Instructor of law in the emergency educational program spoh sored by the U. C. L. A. The couple have two small children. > Wharton's foster mother, a bedridden ' paralysis victim, said she heard Pawl and his dinner guests chatting aftei they had dined. Then, she said, she • heard them quarrel and a moment f later several shots rang out. e Crawling from her bed she managec l to reach the room just as her adoptee 1 son lurched to the floor. He died i moment later. 5 Mrs. Wharton said Paul bad de . signed clothes for Jean Harlow, Con' stance Bennett and Mrs. McPherson ’ Prom police investigation it appearec . that his career as a fashion makei , was on the wane, at least In recent months. I __ ; STOREKEEPER KILLED 1 Eighteenth Street Proprietor Ii • Found Dead From Bullet Wound. David Israel, 35 years old, proprietor t of a small market at 1904 Eighteenth street, was shot and killed early this • afternoon. Police after a preliminary [ investigation said the evidence indi cated Israel shot himself. « < . . J * ft. CONFEREES AGREE l DN It AUTO BILL House Yields to Clause That Non-Resident Drivers May Be Sued. House snd Senate conferees reached an agreement this afternoon on the District motorist responsibility bill when the House group yielded on the non-resident clause, the only differ ence. All that remains Is for the House and Senate to approve the conference report, which probably will be done early next week. This is the second important local measure agreed on in two days, the Senate having yielded 1 to the House yesterday on an amend ment which made possible a settle ment of the District P. W. A. loan bill. The safety responsibility bill is not a general compulsory liability plan, but is designed to reach drivers con ; vlcted of certain major traffic of , lenses by requiring them to have Insurance or post a bond before being permitted to drive after auch con viction. The amount of liability to1 be required of such drivers would be at least *5,000 for personal in ; jury or death of one person, with a limit of $10,000 for two or more ; persons and *1.000 limit for property 1 damage resulting from any one ac cident. Conferees at Meeting. Those who reached the agreement were Senators King of Utah. Cope land of New York. Capper of Kansas and Representative Palmisano of Maryland. Patman of Texas and Dirksen of Illinois. The restoration to the bill of the clause by which non-resident drivers could be sued in accident cases is regarded as extremely impor tant by District officials, wl.%/ have pointed out that more than 30 States a# f Ua TTninn Knim rimilnn neni’iciAne applving to non-residents. For this j reason, the omission of the section | would place the District of Columbia at a disadvantage, particularly in the rase of nearby States. The local au thorities also have pointed out that the question of reciprocity between the District and the States in dealing with motorists who become subject to the bill would be interfered with if j the District does not have the same I procedure in non-resident cases as the States. The provision in question provided that a non-resident could be given no tice by registered mail when a suit growing out of an accident was filed in the District. The papers in the case would be served on the director of traffic, after which the notice would be mailed to the non-resident. As a measure of protection to the non residents the Senate bill went further and required the person filing the suit to furnish a bond sufficient to reimburse the defendants for neces sary expenses if the suit should not be sustained. Showing Responsibility. Financial responsibility. In order to have the permit restored after convic tion of a major traffic offense could be shown in any one of three ways: By taking out Insurance, by putting up a surety bond or by making a cash deposit. Following conviction of driving while under the Influence of liquor or drugs, or of leaving the scene of an accident in which personal injury oc curs. without making identity known, motorists would have to show financial : responsibility to respond thereafter in ! order to have their permits restored. BLAST WRECKS BUILDING Motive Is Mystery as Dynamite Is Hurled in Atlanta. ATLANTA, April 26 (4»).—'The front of a /Building housing the firm of Charles W. Bernhardt, building con tractor, was demolished and windows in neighboring houses broken In a dynamite blast here early today. No one was injured. Bernhardt estimated the damage at about <600. Both he and police said they did not know a motive ‘T've always tried to treat every body fair and square," Bernhardt said. "I guess somebody just disagreed with me." Officers said the dynamite was thrown from a passing automobile. No one was in the building at the time. , Babies Seize 50 Portuguese. LISBON. Portugal, April 26 <JP).— Fifty persons suffering from rabies were brought to a hospital here todey from the village of Aldela Nova de St. Bento. The population was in a panic and a wholesale slaughtering of dogs was started. ■ - 1 Locked-Out Pupils Study Beneath Tree Until Term Ends By th# Associated Press. DECATUR. Tex.. April 26 — The term of the Nickelville School came to a close today— not in the building, but under a spreading oak tree. The School Board locked end barred the doors of the building, contending they had hired the teacher. Mrs. Emma Schultz, for only an eight-month term. She insisted she had been hired for nine months, auctioned oft a turkey to raise funds and held classes under the tree in the school yard. "I'm not going to close it." the teacher said. "I can't close on such brief notice, especially since final examinations have not been conducted." ICE SMASHES SHIP; Rescue Vessel, Under Fu Steam, Departs From St. Johns. By the Associated Pres*. ST. JOHNS, Newfoundland. Api 26 —With her stem badly damaged : a heavy ice field 150 miles ofl Nei foundland. the British motor ahl Titanian. requested immediate assis ance today. The sealing ship. Imogene. con tnanded by Capt. Wes Kean, in mediately left this port under fu steam. The message indicated that the ic< locked British ship, which has a ere of 30, had been damaged in other par of the hull and probably could 1 assisted only by an ice breaker It mi estimated that the Imogene would ri quire 12 to 15 hours to reach tl Titanian's position. The motor ship, owned by W. . Souter St Co., a British firm, saile from Newcastle, England, on April l for Port Alfred, Quebec. It is of 4,9( tons. The Titanian's plight recalled thi less than two weeks has elapsed sim the twenty-third anniversary of tl Titanic disaster 550 miles off Halifa when the liner sank, after striking a iceberg, with great loss of life. OKLAHOMA EXPECTS PALL OF DUST TO LIF Showers Reported in Eastern Sei tion but Drought Area Still Lacks Moisture. By the Associated Press. OKLAHOMA CITY. April 26 —Vii Ibility of only one-fourth mile wi reported at scattered Oklahoma poin today because of dust, but State Pori raster Harry Wahlgren predict* bearing weather by night. Eastern Oklahoma received shower Among the cities reporting restrict* risibility were Ardmore. Guthrie, W( woka, Frederick and Blackwell. But nowhere in the dust belt prop* —Southeastern Colorado. Southwesi •rn Kansas, the Oklahoma Panhand and part of the Texas Panhandle was there any considerable rainfall ( hope for immediate moisture. [ .R.A. Lehman Meets Ruling by Signing New Bill, Cor recting Flaws. j By th« Associated Press. ALBANY, N. Y., April 26— New York Slate's N. R. A. enforcement law, known as the Schackno act. was held unconstitutional by the Court of Appeals today, but within two hours Gov. Lehman signed amendments de signed to meet the court's objections to the law. The effect of the amendments is to return to the State the power as signed to the Federal Government by the legislature of 1933 to decide what I codea shall become law. I I The Court of Appeals, the Stale's t high court, ruled that the 1933 legis j lature improperly delegated to Wash ington powers that the State con I atitution intends shall be wielded by no one other than New York's legisla tive body. The court by a vote of four to three ruled that the Legislature had no right to "leave to a national administrator to declare what shall or shall not be a crime in New York State.” "This law is a mere shell, leaving to h national bodies or officials the power n to make the laws of New York State,” ■_ the court's majority opinion said. ”We conclude," the court said, "that this State law which we are reviewing •" is unconstitutional, as an unauthor ized delegation of legislative functions " i contrary to our State constitution.” '* The test of the law was the result of II a protest by a Binghamton coal dealer, Gustave C. Darweger. Darweger con '• tended the Legislature was delegating *' its powers unconstitutionally. ts ; WOMAN AND SON * SENTENCED TO HANG d - l Another Son Gets Life in Slaying of Delaware Man Seven it * Years Ago. i. n By the Associated Press GEORGETOWN. Del.. April 26.— Mrs. Mary H. Carey, 52. and a son. Howard Carey, were sentenced today to be hanged in Sussex County Jail on rJune 7 for the slaying of the woman’s brother more than seven years ago. I Another son, James Carey, 23. was ._ sentenced to life imprisonment. Mrs Carey screamed and became hysterical as sentence was imposed. The jury had recommended mercy in returning a first-degree conviction against the woman and her older son. who is 27. James was convicted of ji second-degree murder, which carries a a life Imprisonment penalty in Dela ware. d The man slain was Robert Hitchens a bachelor living near rrankford. Del. , The motive, the State charged, was to d obtain *2.000 from a life insurance - policy. Sentence was imposed by Chief Jus r tice D G. Layton and Associate Jus - tires C. S. Richards and W. W. Har e rington. They declined to act on the - recommendation of mercy. *■ Records do not show that Delaware ' ever hanged a woman. Divorces Net Reno $7,000,000 From 13,500 in Four Years By the Associated Press. RENO. Nev., April 26. — Nevada’s six-weeks divorce law begins its fifth (rear on the statute books next month with the record of having already brought nearly 13,500 divorce seekers ind at least *7,000,000 to the world famous divorce capital, Reno. Jammed through the State Legis lature in 1931 as a "bold experiment in liberal legislation.” the law that has made the words "Reno” and •divorce" synonymous will pass its fourth anniversary May 1. In its comparatively brief history, marital malcontents have flocked here from virtually all parts of the world. It is estimated that Washoe County, sf which Reno is the seat, has col lected at least *370,000 in court costs ilone during the period. The city’s 140 lawyers hav- been paid many hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees. MllUans hart gone to hotels. 4 dude ranches, stores, night clubs and gambling casinos. If each of the 13,500 spent only *500 for all expenses, including at torney fees and court costs, during their sojourns here, Reno’s "take” from the six-weeks divorce business would be *6,750,000. The average person seeking a divorce, however, spends considerable more and only a very few are able to get a decree for less. Blue-blooded members of America’s "first families,” actors, artists, and other persons of distinction, and thousands more obscure, without dis tinction socially, financially or other wise. have joined the Reno parade of the last few years. In' the first fiscal year of the six weeks residence law’s operations. Reno had 5,011 divorce suits. In the fol lowing period, from May 1, 1932, through April 30. 1933, 2.794 suits were filed. In the year ending April 30,1934, the figure slumped to 2,560. . . . ; ; j _ . , * ESTATE TAX PLAN TO PAY OFF BONUS Morgenthau Proposes Sys tem Designed to Raise $600,000,000 Yearly. SLIDING SCALE ASKED, WITH 60 PER CENT PEAK Secretary Says Method Has Ad vantage of Being Immediately Feasible. By the Associated Press. Chairman Harrison of the Senate Finance Committee today made uib lic a letter from Secretary Morgtn thau proposing an inheritance tax system which could be used to cash the bonus, based on progressive iates running up to 60 per cent. Morgenthau estimated that such a tax would yield about S300,000.000 in 1936 and might bring in as much as $600,000,000 annually thereafter. His letter to Harrison follows: "In accordance with the commit tee's request during yesterday's hear ing. I am glad to outline beloy a revenue measure which would preside funds for the payment of the sol diers' bonus. Held Most Feasible. “1. From the standpoint of im mediate feasibility no less than that of our fundamental objectives, the best source of additional revenue at this juncture would be a system of taxes on the receipt of inheritances and gifts. "Such a system, supplementing our present estate and gift taxes, would fit in well with the rest of our Fed eral tax structure: would add to its balance and strength, and would not materially interfere with the present estate and gift taxes. “2. The program that Is here sug gested would be relatively simple to fnrmilld t#» onH to oHmirticfcr • vaP 4* would be effective. In brief, it is. with certain qualifications to subject all inheritances and gifts to a system of rates similar to that of the Federal income tax law. “3. The result of this proposal would be that gifts and inheritances would be taxed at progressive rates, and. tinder it, the Congress could provide for the effective rates to vary with the tax-paying capacity of the recipients of bequests and gifts. On very large bequests or gifts during a single year—one million dollars or more—if the existing income tax rates are applied, the total tax would approximate 60 per cent. Installments Proposed. "4. To prevent the necessity for hasty liquidation of large properties in order to pay the tax, it might be provided that inheritance taxes be payable in a convenient number of installments. "5. The preliminary estimate Is that such a tax would yield in 1936 approximately $300,000,000 and might range upward to $600,000,000 annually. Our present estate tax is estimated to yield some $190,000,000 in 1936. It may be observed that, from estate and inheritance taxes. England, with a population of approximately one-third that of the United States, and a smaller per capita wealth and income, collected more than $400,000,000 in death duties in the fiscal year ended March 31. 1935." G. O. P. for Vinson Bill. Meanwhile the Harrison plan for compromising the troublesome bonus issue ran into threatened difficulties today in the form of a Republican drive for the Vinson bill to pay the bonus in full immediately. Senate Republicans were lining up almost unanimously for the Vinson measure, which was defeated in the House by a narrow margin. Senator McNary. minority leader, issued a call for a party conference tomorrow to discuss the issue. The stand of the Republican forces threw a scare into the administration leaders, who were seeking to put through the Harrison measure as a compromise which, its author says, would be acceptable to President Roosevelt. Plans Could Be Upset. A combination of Republicans and Democrats pledged to support full cash payment might easily upset the plans of the administration leaders to save President Rosevelt from the necessity of vetoing a cash payment plan. The compromise bill, which was approved yesterday by the Senate Finance Committee, was introduced Kir PKairman Uaeeienn rtf that onm _ mittee after a conference with the Chief Executive. While the White House has shied off from definite commitments. President Roosevelt's friends were sure he would sign the bill if it is sent to him by Congress. They have hoped it would solve the question, for the present at least. In the committee, the Republicans voted almost solidly for the Vinson plan rather than the Harrison bill. Even those like Senators Couzens. Re publican. of Michigan, and Hastings. Republican, of Delaware, who flatly oppose cash payment, voted for the Vinson measure in preference to the compromise. Under present plans of adminis tration leaders, the bonus bill will be called up in the Senate Monday. De spite the Finance Committee's re jection of the fllll cash bonus plans, they will be offered In the Senate, as though they had never been voted upon by the committee, as fresh sub stitutes for the Harrison compromise. Their submission will bring the issue of cashing the adjusted service cer tificates to the supreme test. For (Continued on Page 4rcoiumrTZ.t Page. Amusements .B-12 Comics .C-5 Finance .A-17-18-19 Lost and Found .A-11 Radio . B-8 Serial Story . B-10 Short Story .B-ll Society. B-2 Sports.C-l-2-3 Washington Wayside .. A-8 Women’s Features...C-4, C-6 ; f Poor old Borah HAS SURELY HAOSOJ* V AWFUL KNOCKS'