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ftT 8 weather Bureau Forecast* H . ... f, Mostly cloudy, probably occasional f in Washington With the showers late tonight and tomorrow; little M B^B Associated Press News change in temperature. M ■ <»■■■ W , .... , , 0 Temperatures—Highest. 88. at. 3; 15 p m. ■ ■ B B B^ and W irephoto Services, yesterday; lowest. 65. at 7:30 a.m. today. wA W )l 1 I Full report on page A-9. 1^^ -—-— ■ wmooutmw ■ 1 —- m / Yesterday’s Circulation, 126,693 New York Stock Market Closed Today_______ Somr Returns Not Yet Received Vo Kh.ered as second class matter WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, MAY 30, 1035—THIRTY-EIGHT PAGES. * <*> M..n. Associated Prtss. TWO CENTS. i>0* dd,-UU. post, office. W ashtnjit-Hi. P. C. 7 7 ^ PUBLIC OPINION IS KEY TO NEW DEAL S COURSE; JOHNSON OFFERS PLAN • •!• —..... Mass Pressure Hoped For to Aid Fight. SENATE FOES WAX CRITICAL Campaign to Scrap Trade Pael Idea Is Begun. BULLETIN. President Roosevelt this morn ing resumed his conferences with a view to determining New Deal policy, meeting with Donald R. Riehberg and other members of the Industrial Recovery Board. Mr. Roosevelt was believed by aides to he preparing for some parly ac tion to maintain the code pnn eiples. particularly minimum wages and maximum hours. Before going to the whitp House, Riehberg and the mher members of the Recovery Board had met at N. R. A headquarters for more 'han an hour. Ft »h« Associated Press. Out of the welter of speculation end clashing counsels that 'lowed N. R. A.'s death, these three develop ments emerged to gain attention to day: 1. After President Roosevelt had Indicated he was watching the re action of the country before decid ing on a course of action, it became clear that many New Dealers hope for mass pressure by the public to aid them in salvaging features of K R A. 2. Hugh S. Johnson, after a con ference with President Roosevelt, came forward with a two-point plan for a "stronger, bettet. more per manent N. R. A. * and appealed to his radio listeners to demand of Congress "that everything 'eft by the court's decision be saved." 3. Senatorial foes of N R. A. showed * disposition to examine anv new plans with a critical eye. Senator Clark, Democrat, of Missouri .said there was no chance of amending the Constitution and hinted at a prolonged fight against such a pro posal Senator Borah. Republican of Idaho declared anv system of volun tary codes must guard against "all possibility of monopoly " Trade Part Scrapping Sought. Meanwhile. Senator Vandcnberc. Republican, nf Michigan sought !o get the Senate 10 scrap the Roose velt reciprocal foreign trade agree ment. program, contending the N. R. A. decision showed Congress unlaw fully delegated treaty-making powers to the President, Though some administration ad visers had talked on non-compulsory codes, in which industry and labor could join nf their own free will, many observers thought it. was ap parent from Mr. Roosevelt's remarks at his press conference late yes terday that he does not believe a wholly voluntary system would be adequate. Though he said many code groups and trade associations had signified • heir intention to stick h.v code prin ciples, he added that cut-throat, tactics by a minority could disrupt the whole thing. Whether this fore shadowed any new effort at compul sion on recalcitrants was not dis closed, for the President spoke of no plans. i Posed Set of Questions. He said w'hat is happening through put the country is more important than Washington developments. He posed a series of hypothetical ques tions as to whether wages had been cut. hours lengthened, prices slashed and cut-throat tactics adopted. Johnson, in his speech last night. ; however, outlined roughly what he thought could be done. He and Prof. Felix Frankfurter of Harvard had i conferred earlier with the President, hut the former Blue Eagle chief emphasized he was speaking on his ©wn. To meet the Supreme Court's objec tion that Congress illegally delegated law-making powers, he suggested that Congress enact "a set of precise defi nitions of fair practices” and then have some "administrative body, under the President's direction, say what practices in any industry would fall within or without the rule or standard aet up bv the Congress itself.” ' That." he said, "would meet every (Continued on Page 3. Column l.j JAPAN MAY FORCE CITIES INTO ZONE Peiping and Tientsin Are Re garded as Subject to Demilitarization. Br tb# Associated Pres*. TOKIO. May 30.—Military spokes men freely discussed today “the ad visability of including Peiping and Tientsin within the demilitarized eone.” which was established south of the Great Wall of China by the Tangku truce of May 31, 1933. There were strong indications that, the Japanese war leaders—as in Sep tember. 1931, when the conquest of Manchuria began—are ready to resort to arms against China. This action of extending the demili tarized zone would place Northern Hopei, including the ancient capital And metropolis of North China, under the domination of the Japanese Army almost as completely as Manchukuo, where the Japanese Army Is the ruling power. The Peiping correspondent of Rengo (Japanese news agency) previously said the Japanese had asserted a punitive expedition would be sent south from Manchuria unless anti Japanese terrorism tn North China was quickly checked. N.R. A. Round-Up Review of Art ion Over Nation in \A akr of Derision. DETROIT, May 30 '/Pi.— Alfred P. Sloan, jr., president of General Mo tors Corp.. said in a statement issued here last night that he regarded the Supreme Court decision on N. R. A. as a vital step forward in promoting a sane industrial recovery." He de clared that General Motors did not ront.emplate any downward readjust ment of wages. PITTSBURGHTMay 30 i/P'.—Mem bers of the Window Glass Code Au thority—one of the few N. R. A. au thorities which included 100 per cent membership of an industry—voted yesterday at a special meeting to con tinue operating under their code agreement. The manufacturers agree ing include the powerful Pittsburgh Plate Glass and Libby-Owens-Ford Cos. Approximately 5.000 workers are employed in manufacturing window glass. NEW YORK. May 30 i/P).—C. E. Wiekman. president of Greyhound Corp. has announced his company will continue to observe provisions of the abandoned motor bus rode relating to hours nf labor, minimum wages and abolition of child labor. BALTIMORE. May 3(1 (/PI.-With a plea tn •'revise the Constitution to meet conditions of the twentieth cen tury” ringing in Its ears, organised labor of Baltimore stood pledged to day to fight for the retention of benefits gained under N. R. A. About 4.000 union members at a gigantic mass meeting yesterday loudly ap plauded the suggestion of Representa tive Vito Marcantonio. Democrat, of New York. that, r constitutional con vention be railed bv two-third? of the States to revise "our antiquated Con stitution." CHICAGO, May 30 (4b.—A group of 30 cotton garment manufacturers whose plant,? employ approximately 6.000 persons last night announced approval of voluntary agreement pledging a continuation of the pro visions of the cotton garment rode, particularly those concerning mini mum wage and maximum hour regu lations. HARRISONBURG. Va.. May 30 (4b. —Resolutions to retain in their busi ness all the provisions of the N. R. A. lime code permitted by the Supreme Court decision were adopted here yes terday by lime manufacturers of Vir ginia. North Carolina and South Carolina. OKLAHOMA CITY. May 30 t4>).— Oklahoma City merchants. 125 of them, agreed yesterday to adhere to N. R. A. principles. ATLANTA, May 30 (4b.—A survey of some of the leading business houses in Atlanta rpveals that there is no prospect at present of any changes in wage scales or work hours. Three grocery chains announced definitely that existing hours and wages would be maintained. Two major drug store chains also said they would continue to observe code regulations. LOUISVILLE. Kv.. May 30 (4b — A pledge to conduct their business "as nearly as possible in conformity” with the invalidated N. R. A. code was marie here yesterday in a resolution adopted by the bakers of Louisville and of New Albany and Jefferson ville. two Indiana towns just across the Ohio River. PERU. 111.. May 30 (4b— E. E. Alger, owner of a chain of theaters in 10 Illinois cities, yesterday an nounced he had granted wage in creases of 5 per cent to his 100 or more employes. He said the abolition of N. R. A. will permit his theaters to operate more profitably on a com petitive basis. CAMBRIDGE. N. Y.. May 30 UPV— A campaign was launched here yes terday to raise $60.1)00 to reimburse Joseph Schechter of Biooklyn. head of the poultry company which suc cessfully contested the validity of the N R. A. codes, for ;ounsel and court expenses. The plan was started by the Washington County Post, weekly newspaper. Response was immediate, including contributions from a bank president, eounty treasurer, chamber of commerce president and a former sheriff. COLUMBIA. S. C.. May 30 OP),— Gov. Olin D. Johnston suggested yes terday that the States ‘co-ordinate their efforts to preserve some of the vital portions” of the N. R.. A. and said he probably would propose it at the forthcoming Governors' Confer ence at Biloxi. Miss. The Governor asserted "a committee from every State in the Union should be ap pointed to meet and thresh out and work out a solution 'o this problem." OKLAHOMA CITY. May 30 (>Pt — Gov. E. W Marland said yesterday Oklahoma labor appealed to him to urge employers retain wage and 'Continued on Page 3, Column 5.) Cuts in Prices Offset by Code Retentions. STRIKES LOOM IF PAY DROPS Business Men of Nation Seek to Keep Gains. By th* Associated Press. CHICAGO. May 30—The legal death of N R. A.'s Blue Eagle was marked today hv reports of a spread in price cutting, but many industrial and business leaders continued to give assurance that, wages and hours of employment would remain un changed despite the Supreme Court’s "knockout” blow. Price cutting was reported in New York, Kansas City and Los Angeles with the removal of code restrictions, and there were several defections from th° general rule of industries that agreed to prolong the Blue Eagle's standards on a voluntary basis—notably, at Greenville. S- C. where the Piedmont Shirt Co. an nounced a wage reduction averaging 25 per cent and an increase in work ing hours to from 36 to 40 and 44 a week. Threats of a general strike of about 3.000 garment workers were voiced tn St. Louis by officials of the Interna tional Ladies Garment Workers' Union if manufacturers in this hnr dis regard the wage and hour condition' that existed under the N. R. A. Meyer Pprlstein, international ’ice president of the organization, made the an nouncement Cigarette Prices Slump. The price rutting in New York sent cigarette pricer to as low as 60 cents a carton, and there also was some price cutting in the Nation's me tropolis on books, cosmetics and liquors. With the cuts came the charge that virtually the entire fur industry had abandoned the 35-hour week and was working unlimited overtime. It was promptly denied by a spokesman for the fur workers' union. Other developments included . The Pacific Coast, Petroleum Agency, organized a year ago to stop gasoline price-cutting wars, suspended opera tions. The departure of S. C. Lamport. New York textile manufacturer and wholesale rot ton goods exporter, for Boston in quest of support from Oov James M. Curley for his plan for a national maximum - hour - minimum - wage schedule Kellogg to Keep Wages. From Battle Creek. Mieh.. came word that W. K Kellogg, president of the Kellogg Co., said his concern would continue present wage scales, adding. “We have found this policy of shorter hours and higher wages beneficial to our employes and the company." Tampa. Fla., cigar manufacturers would continue N. R. A. wages and working conditions. A. L. Cuesta, jr.. president of the Cigar Manufacturers’ Association of Tampa, announced. In New York. Grover A. Whalen said about 100.000 employes in retail stores of the metropolis would con tinue working under the present hour and wage schedules of the N. R. A. retail code. Firmness I'rged in Baltimore. Adam J. Hazlett. president of the Baltimore Association of Commerce, urged all member firms to maintain N. R. A. codes until guidance" comes from Washington. In Chicago the Board of the Na tional Association nf Retail Druggists adjourned yesterday without selecting a plan to supplant the N. R. A., but appealed to all State druggists’ asso ciations to aid in stabilizing prices. B. E. Henderson, president of the Household Finance Corp., said in Chi cago that invalidation of the N. R. A. would havp no effect on the hours and wages of employes of the concern, and (Continued on Page 3, Column 3.) 40 FEARED LOST French Trawler Has Not Been Seen Since May 18. ST. JOHN'S. Newfoundland. May 30 (JP).—Fears that the French trawler Marechal de Luxembourg was lost with a crew of sO increased today with the arrival of the thawler Joseph de Hamel, whose skipper reported the craft had not been sighted since May is. On that date the Luxembourg sent a message she was leaking and leaving the Grand Banks for this port. The French relief ship Ville Dys hurried to her aid, but has not sighted her. The stricken craft was built at St. Milo in 1919 and is of 3R0 tons. New Dental Chair Plays Music Into Head Bones to Ease Pain BY HOWARD W. BLAKESLEE, | Associated Press Science Editor. DETROIT. May 30.—A new dental chair which play* music into the back of a patient’* head while the drill bores hi* tooth is being tested here. The music, by traveling through the bones, masks the grinding noise and lessen's wincing and cringing. It is done by a novel use of the latest bone conduction instruments, developed originally for the deaf. Tipped back, the patient's head con tacts two plafas fixed in the headrest. They are the new sound bone con duction plates and are attached to a phonograph by wires leading into an other room. No sound is audible to the ears. But when the head touches the plate* they transmit the music clearly through the bones. Attempts to use music to ease dental suffering are not new. But they have been by way of the ears. Sounds carried through the bones seem to take precedence over those entering the ears. For this reason the bone-conducted music was tried—to see whether It would be on a par with the grinding, instead of secondary. The bone music might even take precedence over the drill noise because of the brain’s well-know/i triCk of preferring memory of pleasant, rather than unpleasant, experiences. The brain may also choose a pleasant, rather than an unpleasant, sound, when both arrive on a par. Dr. Allison Haidle. who is experi menting with the new chair, said it appears to work beat on children. SPEEDWAY RACER KILLED IN CRASH Clay Weatherly Is Fourth Victim—Gordon Escapes in Another Spill. BILLETIN'. SPEEDWAY. Indianapolis. May 10 i/Pi.—Clay Weatherly, Cincin nati. was killed when his car crashed over the northwest, wall while competing in the 500-mile automobile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Weatherly’s me chanic. Edwin Bradburn, Los An geles. suffered a broken bark. Weatherly w>as the fourth fatality in this year's classic. A1 Gordon and his mechanic. Prank Howard escaped death a few seconds after Weatherly was killed when his car crashed on the same turn. Gordon's car shot, to the top of the track and hung there. Bv lYtP Awociat^d INDIANAPOLIS. May 30.—Thirty three of the fastest rare drivers of America took over the road of speed today. Lined up in rows of three, eleven deep, they awaited the green starting flag at 10 o'clock to send them awav In the twenty-third anual 500-mile automobile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the rich prise of *100,000 to be awarded for their roar ing efforts. Ideal weather conditions prevailed for the start of the race. The sun shone brightly as the early crowds streamed to the race course. The Weather Bureau forecast showers for late afternoon, but it seemed likely the race would be completed under fair skies. Three former winners of America's automobile classic were among the starters. They were Wild Bill Cum mings of Indianapolis, winner and record holders for the 500 miles a year ago: Lou Mever. Huntington Park, Calif., who won the 1928 and 1933 races, and Fred Frame. Los Angeles, who finished ahead of the field in 1932. Seeking New Honors. Behind these veterans who have felt, the thrill of victory before were ambitious youngsters making their second, or third attempt, and new comers with fresh laurels of dirt track achievements, seeking their first bit of fame and glory. The young driv ers included Hex Mays, Los Angeles, who acquired the pole position by qualifying his car at 120.736 miles an hour. A1 Gordon, also of Los Angeles, another dirt track sensation, was at his right, having earned the position bv qualifying at 119.481. A third Los • Continued on Page 7, Column 1.) PITKIN PLANS BOOK HITTING NEW DEAL " ™ " ’ l Author of "Life Begins at Forty’’ Says G. 0. P. May Use New Volume in Campaign. By the Associated Press. KANSAS CITY. May 30—Dr. Walter B. Pitkin, author of “Life Be | gins at Forty," disclosed today he was planning to write a book which “Re publicans may use as ammunition for the next presidential campaign." “This new work I would like to call ! 'The Junk Man's Nightmare,’ but I i don't believe Jiat would look good in ! print., so I'll entitle it ‘The New ; America.’ “I will serve merely as a reporter. Rather than to criticize. I will enu merate. I want the people to see what the administration has done to this country. I can’t put the book in form until Congress adjourns—I have a file long enough to choke a camel.” No Late Editions Today Because of the holiday there will he no 5:30 or Sports Final editions of The Star today. Night Final subscribers will re ceive the Regular Edition jm|>niin<lin<y of 4!ars May Br Drfrrml l»y ^lirinr's (ionvpntion Impounding of improperly parked ears prohabl' will not be started until .June IS, after the Shrtne convention. Inspector B. A. Lamb of the Traffic Bureau said todav. Pinal derision has not been made and violators of parking rules rant count on the delay, he added, but the poliee probably will be too busy with parade crowds to start the program till then. Lamb said The program, a new move to gain traffic rule obedience. W8S to have been started tonight. One of the two crane trucks of the department, scheduled for service in hauling cars to police stations, it developed, is in a sad state of repair, due to old age. but Iamb said the program will go on just the same. Virginia Police Searching for Manager of Estate Near Petersburg. The Federal Bureau of Investiga tion joined with Virginia police today in an investigation of the mysterious disappearance of J. M. Ellison. 57 year-old manager of the historic Bran don estate near Petersburg. Va.. who left here Sunday to drive to Brandon. Mrs. Arthur L. Willard, widow of Rear Admiral Willard and a sister of Ellison, sought aid of the Depart ment of Justice In the fear that her brother had been abducted or at tacked bv a “hitch-hiker.” In such an event, the department might have jurisdiction under the Federal kid naping law or the automobile theft statute. A possible clue to the mystery was seen in the report from Radford. Va., that a man driving a oar believed to be Ellison's escaped from police Tuesday after failing to pay for gaso line at a filling station there. An Associated Press dispatch from Radford said that Chief of Police C. M. Howell reported he sought vainly to halt the car when the filling sta tion manager notified him of the gasoline incident. Chief Howell said he signaled the car to stop, but be fore he could approach it the driver turned the vehicle apd sped away in another direction. Yesterday, when Chief Hnw'ell re ceived a ' lookout" for Ellison's auto mobile. he learned that the tag num bers of the fleeing machine cor responded with those of Ellison's au tomobile. viz., 53-47?. The car was a Ford V-8. Mrs. Willard said today her brother left, here Sunday at 5:30 p.m. to re turn to Brandon after a visit, to his sister's apartment, at 21 ol Connecti cut avenue. She said he carried only a small amount of money. STRIKE ON N. R. A. JOKE OKLAHOMA CITY A joke about the junking of the N. R. A. was responsible for a strike in the Flnkle stein junk yard. After the Supreme Court decision Monday one of the Finklesteins jok ingly told the 8 white men and 15 Negroes that if they wanted to come back to work Tuesday it would be at $1.25 a day instead of $2.20. "The boys misunderstood. That's all.” explained Sam Skalovskv. the foreman. “All are back to work at the same wages today. Renders' Guide Page. Amusements.A-14 Comics .B-17 Cross-word Puzzle.B-17 Editorials .A-8 Lost and Found.A-9 Paul Mallon.A-2 Radio .A-13 Serial Story.Jl-10 Service Orders.B-12 Short Story.B-16 Society .B-2-3-4 Sports .A-16-17 Vital Statistics .A-9 Washington Wayside.A-4 Women’s Features_B-15-16 Speaker at Arlington Rites Sees Peril in “Radical Reform" Policies. Accepting the occasion as an op portunity to appeal lor devotion to the ideals of representative govern ment as guaranteed by the Constitu tion. Senator Dickinson. Republican, of Iowa, in an address prepared for delivery this afternoon at Memorial day services in the amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery, warned his listeners against government pol icies which “seek to undermine the foundation of our political and eco nomic structure.” "Any pffort to perfect radical re forms always produces hesitation and delay. Is it not time for the Ameri can people to consider well their course and to remember that there has never been discovered a magic cure for the ills of a depression? Fears for nemoersrr. "Heretofore, the reformers have con tended that the capitalist wanted a centralized control of government affairs. Today it is plainly evident that the socialistic group is advocat ing national planning and centralized control. It is on account of such a program that there is fear of the abandonment of democracy and the lodging of control in a small group. "This control is not for the protec tion of capital. In national planning the government is to have control of the individual, his habits, his business, his planting, his harvest, his actions his speech. National planning, in every nation where tried, has always resulted in a loss of freedom, a curtail ment of rights, not only for the few. but for the entire population. Wherever this has been tried, it has always been accompanied by confusion and delusion. "Our rightful liberties should not be surrendered. Regimentation should not deprive us of our individual freedom. Paternalism may enrich a few beggars but usually does so by beggaring millions of honest men and women. Wreaths Placed on Tomb. “Our hope is still in the funda mental principle provided in the Con stitution for checks and balances in governmental affairs—when the legis lative branch may be checked by the executive; when both the legislative and the executive branches may be directed by a decision of the judiciary. In this program of checks and bal ances we find an abiding faith. (Continued on Page 2, Column 4.) TWO DIE, SEVEN HURT IN GAS WELL BLAZE Fire Traps Men on Derrick in Michigan Field—One of In jured Believed Dying. Bt th# Associated Press. MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich,. May 30.—Two men died early today and another was believpd to be dying from injuries suffered in a gas well fire whirh trapped nine men working on a derrick in the rich Central Michigan oil field last night. The dead: William A. Williamson, 55. a driller frpm Sisteraville, W. Va,; Milton Santee, about 40, of Cameron. W. Va. Both died in a Mount Pleasant hos pital. , Physicians at Northway Hospital said C. P. Trowbridge. 40. of Logan, Ohio, had slight chance of recovery. He was burned internally when he inhaled flames. The others are expected to recover. FLANDIN STAKING POLITICAL LIFE ON PLEA TO DEPUTIES Last Minutes Before Appeal Devoted to Beating Down Opposition. FINANCE COMMITTEE BEATS BILL 25 TO 15 International Stabilization Talks Are Believed Imminent by French. Bs 'he Associated Press. PARIS. May 30.—Premier Pierre Etienne Flandin staked the life of his cabinet today on the hope his personal appeal would wring from a recalci trant Chamber of Deputies the sweep ing powers he has demanded to com bat devaluation. Before taking the floor to argue for his program the premier drvo'ed him self to last-minute efforts to beat down opposition. He warned those who would with hold the dictatorial authority he seeks that no time is to hr lost in aiding business recovery and balancing the budget if the franc is to be defended. Chamber HoMilitv Obstacle. The hostility of the Chamber of Deputies' Finance Committee present ed a formidable obstacle for Flandin. The committee voted. 25 to 15. yester day against the government bill, which would enable the premier to • wage his battle for the franc through measures promulgated bv decree. There were indications that political opposition may have been partly re sponsible for the committee's action, since the members voted unanimously for defense of the franc and demand ed prosecution of speculators in the nation's currency. Members said the committee re frained from taking an outright vote on the devaluation issue only because it desired to avoid hindering interna tional stabilization negotiations, which the French believed to be imminent. Swift Action Held Needed | Flandin had a powerful ally in for mer Premier Edouard Herriot. leader o( the dominant Radical Socialist ele ment in the Chamber. Although a majority of his followers are hostile to the Flandin program, Herriot was in sisting that the heavy drain on the gold reserve of the Bank of France made swift action imperative. He contended it would be impossible to wait for Parliament to enact suit able economic and financial measures to stave off the threat to the franc. Herriot urged granting thp full pow ers Flandin asks to avoid "catas trophic effects." If the Flandin government should fall, he said, he would not want to i " take power." Some politicians inter preted this declaration as a warning to Herriot's followers that he would refuse to participate in anv subsequent cabinet in the event the Flandin gov ernment is defeated on the pending issue. Tmnhln Discussed Here. Bv the Associsiert Pr*ss. Financial troubles in France were ' the subject of a White House confer ence yesterday that hinted of planning bv this Government for any action demanded by developments abroad. President Roosevelt talked with George L. Harrison, governor of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, which is the Treasury's fiscal agent in international transactions Mr. Roosp velt would only say it was about the French situation. Harrison then visited the Treasury ! ?nd conferred with Undersecretary Coolidge. Later he went to Reserve Board headquarters. In official quarters there was in tense interest in the huge outward Row of gold from France and Premier j Pierre-Etienne Flandins fight for dictatorial powers to defend the franc. The Bank of France's gold losses were averaging $65,000,000 a day and had mounted to almost $716,000,000 since late March. The huge steam snip Normandie, on her maiden voyage, yesterday carried *29,700,000 in gold toward this country. 1 BERLIN. May 30 (jp).—Rumors that devaluation of the mark was being con sidered circulated in Berlin last night but government officials denied any such step was contemplated. Financial quarters said they were in clined to accept the official contention that Germany could not solve her difficulties by further paring the value of her currency. OTTAWA. May 30 (/P).—Power to revalue the Dominion's gold reserves will be sought in a permissive bill which he intends to present to Parlia ment before prorogation. Prime Min ister R. B. Bennett told the House of Commons yesterday. The measure will come into force i only or proclamation. Mr. Bennett i declared, if it is thought desirable to revalue gold, which he had no present intention of doing. Books Ordered by Jefferson For Virginia Library Found By t,h« Pr»«*. CHARLOTTESVILLE. Vs.. May 30. —Rooting around In the dome of the rotunda, student F. E. R. A. workers have uncovered 150 old text and ref erence books which are all that re main of the 8.000 volumes ordered by Thomas Jefferson in 1825 for the Uni versity of Virginia’s first library. Most of the books of the original li brary w'ere destroyed in the fire of 1895. Those which have been found in the clutter of the dome and re placed on the library’s shelves are among those which were carried to the windows of the burning building by students and in the skirts of wives i of the faculty and thrown out on ‘ the lawn “ I Around 1125 Jeflacm sent anents abroad to make purchase? in England, Prance and Germany. He directed that the books must be of serious na ture and the most authoritative in history, mathematics, philosophy and other fields. He ordered that those designed for amusement only be elim inated and that the religious books admitted to “so free of controversial taint that persons of every aect can read them with approval." Altogther, the representative? of the university bought approximately 8,000 volumes abroad and shipped them back for Jefferson's critical approval. The final assortment arrived shortly after his death jn 1828, and were sub seouently placed in the rotunda un der the care of William Werten baker, the first librarian. IS BELIEVED NEAR Theory Strengthened by Relaxation of Tension Among Authorities. $200,000 RANSOM SUM IS READY FOR DELIVERY High Police Official Advances Idea Abductor* and Boy Are in Tacoma. By t)ip Associated Prea*. TACOMA, Wash., May 30 —Reports the kidnapers of George Weyerhaeuser nad been contarted and *200,000 ran som was in a secret hiding place awaiting delivery led to a belief today the 9-year-old lumber heir would be released today or tomorrow. Noticeable relaxation of tension among authorities and a report two contact men had been named by th» family lent strength to the theory the boy was safe and soon would be re turned to his distracted parent'. A friend of the Weyerhaeuser family said the ransom—a 50-pound stack of 20.000 Federal Reserve notes in $5, SIC and *20 denominations—lay in a secret hiding place ready for the “pay-off.' He said the money was finally accu mulated late yesterday shortly before rhe original deadline set for the ran som payment. Contact Story Persists. Another reliable source told of the appointment of the go-betweens, botr friends of the family. The story the kidnapers had been contacted wa' not authenticated, but it was per sistent. Also addin? to the belief he would be quickly returned, was the state ment of a high ranking Tacoma police officer who expressed the belief today the curly-haired boy had been snatched by "local talents" and was still in the city. "The kidnapers are in some house or apartment where they have been living two or three months.” said the official who asked that his identity not be revealed. "They are local talent, or at least local talent with some Eastern promoter egging them on "If they're smart, and they must be partly smart, anyway, they wouldn’t go far with such a widely publicised rhild on their hands. And thev wouldn't try to 'hole up’ out in the woods or where farmers would quickly note the arrival of strangers and would talk. Kidnaper in Tacoma. • Those kidnapers and that boy are right here in Tacoma." Simultaneously sn Insurance execu ; five, who would not be quoted by name, said Georges grandfather. J P. Weyerhaeuser, sr.. who died Mas Ifi, eight days before George was stolen, parried between *100.000 and *200.000 life insurance. It was suggested the abduction was plotted after the elder Weyerhaeuser i death, and the kidnapers banked on quirk payment of the insurance so ! that a large amount of cash would be readily available *o meet their de mands. The amount of his insurance previously bad been placed much highpr in less reliable estimates. Rumor is Discredited. A discredited mm or was circulated that the boy already had been safely returned to his parents. The rumor was belied by the un usual activity last, night, and early today of the entire Weyerhaeuser family. i The parents were believed to have i slipped out of their darkened mansion , to reioin their three other children— Ann. 13: Philip. 10. and Elizabeth. 2—in the seclusion of a relative's home on Gravelly Lake, w'here they had been moved from their grand mother's home. Weyerhaeuser's brother-in-law. F. Rodman Titcomb, named by a family friend as one of the two men who probably will be intermediaries with the kidnapers, rame out of the house with a man and woman who could not. he definitely identified in the darkness. Elude Newspaper Men. Ti'comb entered his ow-n car and j drove home The couple, in the large Weyerhaeuser sedan, eluded news paper men and disapparead in the direction of American Lake, exclusive Summer home colony site. This reported departure of the Weyerhaeusers for the country fol lowed a night series of automobile rides to and from relatives' homes which began long before the dead line set for the payment of the ransom—6:30 o'clock last night. Sources close to the Weyerhaeusers said two new contact men were named after failure to complete negotiations j on rime. The informant said the I boy's father would not be present at ! the meeting with the kidnapers The ! new contact men were believed to be j Titcomb and Charles Ingram, assistant general manager of the Weyerhaeuser | Timber Co Family Maintain* Secrecy. How or when they would contact the kidnapers was a family secret. Secrecy was one of the prerequisites laid down by "Egoist Egoist” in the ransom note last Friday for the safe return of the curly-headed youngster. The note warned the parents "harm'* would come to the boy if police or the newspapers were informed, or if the money was not paid on time, j Police were called in Friday after noon before delivery of the ransom 1 note. The family has never discussed the case with newspaper men. and they , obviously tried to pay the *200,000 t demanded. Yet in each of the three instances the demands of the kidnapers were violated. And repeated analyses of the ran som letter have brought the conclu sion the persons who wrote or dictated it. would become a ruthless killer if thwarted or cornered. Dr. A. C. Stewart, Tacoma psychia trist, expressed the opinion the letter was written by "at least three profes sional kidnapers" of low-grade men tality who would not hestitate to carry out their threats. "The text reads as if one person sat ! at. a typewriter and several oth*ra 1 (Continued on Page 3,'OoTumn 4.)'