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RELIEFWELING' Pennsylvania Chief Evolves Own System to Obtain Work for Jobless. BY DAVID LAWRENCE. The problem of relief has become an administrative task so difficult and eo complicated throughout the Na tion that it bids fair to supersede in Importance before long every national Issue. Gen. Hugh Johnson’s troubles with the strikers in New York who object to the ’’security" wage on work-relief projects and the numerous reports that the Federal dole is being used as a subsidy for strikes are mere inci dents in the everyday operation of the relief machinery, especially as employers here and there report that persons on relief prefer the dole to the work that is offered them. President Roosevelt has just an nounced that the workers do not have to accept the work-relief wages If they do not care to do so, but they lose their status on the relief rolls. This method of handling the worker who has a job offered him was developed in Pennsylvania by State Administrator Robert L. John son. Incidentally, Mr. Johnson’s re port of his first six months in ad ministering relief in one of the largest States in the Union is particularly interesting. He is not a politician but a volunteer who obtained leave of absence from his work as adver tising manager of Time magazine in order to do his part in the drive against the depression. Having al ways had a yearning for public serv ice, Mr. Johnson selected what he believed would be not only an inter esting work but a most exacting one. His conclusions are most significant, for they are from a truly disinterested source. Decentralization Policy. “Before taking office" says Mr. Johnson, “I made a three-month study of relief problems which led me to determine on a policy of decen tralization, and I put it into effect im mediately. “Under my predecessor the County and Area Relief Boards were rubber stamp affairs, having no authority: but often considered by the com- 1 munity to be completely responsible. Naturally I found the boards in al most all cases to be thoroughly dis satisfied with tlfe position in which they found themselves. I have gone over thousands of names of promi nent citizens and from these names I have personally selected and installed 16 new advisory boards, and the re maining boards I hope to have by September 1. “Seven trained investigators were brought in from another State to conduct an investigation of the much discussed chiseling situation. Their report was unbiased, represented a new point of view and revealed a comparatively small percentage of : fraud on the part of relief recipients. | “Necessary legal assistance was pro vided to speed up prosecutions. Many j chiselers w-ent to jail, thousands : thought it the best policy voluntarily I to leave the relief rolls, and many j thousands of dollars were returned by persons who feared the light of in- i vestigation. “I fo»nd it to be true that a person j on direct relief who took a temporary job might be deprived of the neces sities of life when the job ended be cause of the necessary 'red-tape’ de lay in making application for relief. This was an injustice, and to correct it I originated and instituted the au tomatic reinstatement procedure. This requires a person offered temporary employment to report to the local re lief office, where he is given a certifi cate entitling him to return to the relief rolls immediately his employ ment ends. At that time he has his employer indorse the certificate and put thereon the amount of his last pay and the number of days he has worked. In returning him to the re lief rolls due consideration is given to the amount of money received as wages. Pass on Relief Applicants. “Having removed the major reason for people refusing temporary employ ment, I next created review commit tees throughout the State to pass on cases of relief recipients who refuse to work. A large number have been dropped from the relief rolls for un justifiable refusal of employment. In cases where the relief recipient is found to have been offered inadequate compensation, the recipient will be re tained on the relief rolls, and the Relief Administration will consider the prospective employer to have been guilty of attempting to exploit per sons on relief and the employer’s name and the name of his company presented to the State Emergency Re lief Board at the next regular meeting. "It is now compulsory for all em ployable relief recipients to register with the national or State employ ment services or be dropped from re lief rolls. No person may apply for relief without presenting a certificate of registration issued by the employ ment office.” Mr. Johnson reports that on Jan uary 15 last there were 1,691,316 per sons receiving subsistence from public money In Pennsylvania. The number rose to a peak of 1,743,579 In April, but by July 6 this had come down to 1,615,822 and there has been a reduc tion every week for the last 16 weeks. This represents a net reduction in cost, he reports, of more than $219,000 per week from the peak load. That’s the story of relief administra tion in Pennsylvania, and if there’s a coal strike the big question will be whether Pennsylvania will subsidize the strike with Federal money or whether Mr. Roosevelt will take the position that those who have been offered Jobs and have refused them cannot be maintained at public ex pense. PROFESSOR IS KILLED Journalism Director at Texas Col lege Auto Accident Victim. DENTON, Tex., August 10 UP).— Delos E. Nooe, about 30, director of the department of Journalism at Texas State College for Women here, was killed yesterday and two others were injured by the overturning of their motor car in a street crossing accident. W. M. Loveless, business manager of the college, was severely injured in the accident and Miss Beulah Ellis received a broken collarbone. Nooe was a former University of Kentucky student. Industrialiit Dies. SYRACUSE, N. Y., August 10 OP).— Henry Hunter Smith Handy, 78, prominent in the chemical dye in dustry, died yesterday after a long illness. ^ What’s What Behind News In Capital Long Evolves Method to Insure Win in Politics. BY PAUL MALLON. IT MAY now be disclosed that a guaranteed formula for escaping political defeat has been found by that well-known inventor and pal of the people, Huey Long. The discovery has not yet been formally announced but is clearly indicated by the inside story of what happened the other day in the Mississippi primary. Senator Long had an entry in the governorship race, a Mr. Lester Frank lin. At least, Mr. Franklin wore the easy-living, wealth-sharing stable colors of the lord of Louisiana. A few days before election, however, it became apparent that Mr. Franklin was running as if he were carrying Primo Camera. Politicians realized that Messrs. Johnson, White and Murphree were going to finish -one, two, three. The only reason Mr. Long’s entry was not going to finish last was that there was a fifth horse in the race. Convention Studies Problem. It is understood that Huey called a convention of his brain trust in a telephone booth at his hotel here to consider the question of buying roller skates for his lagging horse. Two days later a pair of Huey's skates did appear in Mississippi, but, lo and behold, they were under Mr. Johnson, the favorite, instead of Mr. Franklin. Politicos here agree that Long's maneuver was the smartest trick of the budding political season. He did ! not officially announce that he was swapping horses, but just let the word seep out through unofficial channels, so no one can prove where it came from. Mr. Franklin denied it and so did friends of Mr. Johnson, but that made no difference to Huey. He took no official part in the pri mary. When Mr. Johnson finished neck and neck with Mr. White it was a Long victory. Word w’as spread around here to that effect and people who rely on gossip for their information now be lieve it. Believe Revision Discussed. The top circle is again discussing the advisability of revising the existing relief set-up. The Rhode Island elec tion has accentuated a growing lack of confidence on the inside in the decentralized system centering around Messrs. Walker. Hopkins, Ickes and . the Allotment Board. That matter is understood to have been discussed when the three men met at the White House the other day at their usual weekly conference with the President. Mr. Ickes favors centralized con trol. He used it in the old P. W. A. It slowed up the work con siderably, but apparently the new balanced system, under which each of the three men is supposed to be a resisting balance against the other, has slowed matters even more. You may find the existing set-up swerved quietly toward further cen tralization in the hands of Mr. Hop kins. even though no announcement is made about it. Adjournment Indicated. Vice President Gamer has passed word confidentially along to the White House that Congress will adjourn be tween August 20 and 25. Also, he is understood to have made personal plans to leave town before September 1 at the latest. This is the best pos sible tip on when you may expect the weary and wearisome legislators to go home. It means that the administration is ready to accept any reasonable tax bill; that President Roosevelt is not going to insist on his original proposal. Furthermore, it indicates that much of the secondary legisla tion will be Jettisoned. All legislators know that Senator Glass must be handled with care, but few realize the extent to which Congressmen Steagall and Golds borough have gone in developing their Glass-handling system. Persons with more influence than Mr. Ben Cohen who have been un able to get into the secret con ferences on the bank bill and simi lar legislation this session say that Messrs. Steagall and Goldsborough have adopted a system known in bridge as “the kick-under-the table” informative bid. Whenever Chairman Glass of the Senate conferees and Chairman Stea gall of the House conferees come to a disagreement on some point Mr. Steagall’s foot seems to bob up and hit Mr. Goldsborough’s shins under the table. Thereupon Mr. Golds borough flies into Senator Glass, abuses the Senate viewpoint and in sists on the House position. On Pouring Gets Results. It Is not difficult to irritate Mr. Glass, and he ordinarily reacts after the fashion of a gasoline tank .when hit by a lightning bolt. And in the same length of time. Then suave Mr. Steagall steps in and pours on the oil. Observers say this procedure is repeated over and over again until the House men are able to harass an agreement out of Glass on the things they most desire. A naive Republican contributor (feminine) has written to Poll Con ductor Lucas here suggesting Henry Ford and Alice Roosevelt as the next Republican ticket There is a movement down deep in Virginia politics to have the next Virginia delegation pledged to Sena tor Byrd instead of Mr. Roosevelt, but it won’t be. Democratic Congressmen are not worrying very much about their re bellious utility bill votes as an elec tion issue. The r^son is that Rep* EARLY AGREEMENT ON BANK BILL SEEN Conferees Report Progress. Senate Changes Are Be lieved Accepted. By the Associated Press. Final agreement early next week was seen today as probable alter con ferees on the banking bill reported considerable headway in composing differences. After four days of arguments, it was announced by one Senate conieree that the House committee had ac cepted several important Senate pro visions. including a seven-man Fed eral Reserve Board, with the Secre tary of the Treasury and the con troller of the currency excluded as ex-officio members In 90 days. The present board is composed of six appointive members and the two ex-officios eliminated by the Senate to make the board more •’inde pendent.” Another Senate provision said to have been accepted would change the name of the board to a "Board of Gov ernors of the Federal Reserve System,” and give each member the title of "governor.” The chairman and vice chairman would be selected from the seven for four-year terms. All seven would serve 14-year terms on the board. Still another would permit a director of a Reserve member bank to serve as director on "one other" bank. The conferees were reported prac tically agreed on the Senate provision making the assessment on banks for membership In the deposit insurance fund 1-12 of 1 per cent a year on total deposits. SHIP SUBSIDY BILL NEARER ENACTMENT Senate Committee Amendment Would Base Earnings on Investment. By the Associated Press. Though the ship subsidy bill has moved another notch toward enact ment, its future still remains uncertain. The bill, already passed by the House, was approved by the Senate Commerce Committee yesterday with a new amendment. This, offered by Senator Murphy, Democrat, of Iowa W'ould permit subsidized shipowners to base earnings only on their own investment in a ship, not its totalj cost. The bill substitutes outright sub-| sidies for the present ocean mail pay- ! ments. The Government could pay the difference between American and ■ foreign costs of ship construction, provided the difference did not exceed 1 40 per cent of the cost. It also could pay a subsidy to make up the differ ence between costs of American and foreign crews. Shipowners could borrow from the Reconstruction Finance Corp. three quarters of the money they might j need for their share of the cost of constructing new ships. -. DRUGGISTS INDORSE COPELAND MEASURE Pharmaceutical and Wholesale Dealers, However, Make Cer tain Reservations. By the Associated Press. Pharmaceutical and wholesale drug gists indorsed yesterday, with reser- I vations. the Copeland food and drug bill before a House Interstate Com merce Subcommittee. But Arthur Kallet of Consumers Research, Inc., labeled the measure "an attempt to protect business profits at the expense of the con sumers." Passed by the Senate several weeks ago, the bill would strengthen powers of the Secretary of Agriculture over pure food and drugs, give him author ity over certain advertising and reg ulate cosmetics for the first time. William Bruce Phillips of the Dis trict of Columbia Pharmaceutical Association, indorsed the principle of the measure, but objected to the re quirement for, "complete and ade quate" directions on drugs, saying such a demand would lead to con fusion and most likely to unfortunate cases of attempted self-medication. In a statement, the Federal Whole sale Druggists’ Association declared for the measure, but objected to a proposed amendment to permit seiz ure of more than one sample of goods suspected of being “grossly defective." SHERIFF TAKES LESSONS IN HANGING TECHNIQUE I Will Execute Two Men With Borrowed Rope of Profes sional Hangman. By the Associated Press. NEW MADRID, Mo., August 10.—A sheriff who “took lessons" in hanging that he might perform his duty in a "business-like manner" will execute two men here August 16—with bor rowed rope. Sheriff Sam Harris never has wit nessed an execution, much less offi ciated ; yet. by court mandate, he must send Roy E. Hamilton and Eddie Gay man to their deaths for the hold-up slaying of Arthur Cashion, filling sta tion attendant. In preparation, he took a "course of instruction in hanging’’ from! George P. Hanna, Epworth, HI., pro fessional hangman. He also borrowed Hanna's steel trap and manila rope. TODAY. Senate: In recess. House: In recess. resentative Pat Drewry of Virginia, chairman of the Democratic Con gressional Campaign Committee, also rebelled. No early figures were announced on the Lucas straw vote, because re turns indicated a scattering vote. Also because some Republican author ities are declining to co-operate. (Coar^eM. loss J if Policeman Dies ROBERT E. STRONG. Member of Police Force 16 Years Was Stricken on Street Wednesday. Robert E. Strong. 40, of 217 F street, World War veteran and a member of the Metropolitan Police Force for 16 years, died last evening in Walter Reed Hospital. He had been taken ill on the street near the Government Printing Office Wednesday night and was given first aid at the Infirmary there before being removed to Emergency Hospital. Later a transfer to Walter Reed was recom- ! mended. A native of Orange County, Va.. i Strong enlisted in the Regular Army 1 as a boy. served four years in China and the Philippines and was appointed a corporal in Company B. 4th Infan try, in 1918. He participated in the final drive against the Germans in France and did not return to America until after the signing of the peace treaty. In the Police Department he re-1 ceived his first training in the third precinct under Maj. Ernest W. Brown, i whom he followed into the traffic squad. For more than a decade he directed traffic at Massachusetts | avenue and North Capitol street, and more recently had been acting as a hack, inspector. He is survived by his parents, Mr.! and Mrs. James Strong, Unionville, Va. I Funeral arrangements were to be made today. - • 1 ■ • PRESIDENT DECLINES TO AUTHORIZE CANAL I — Say* Atlantic-Gulf Waterway Across Florida Is Up to Congress. By the Associated Press. President Roosevelt said yesterday it did not seem right to fioceed with a project of such nature as the pro posed Florida ship canal without spe cific authorization from Congress. The canal complete, he said, would cost about >146.000.000. Mr. Roosevelt announced, however, plans were under consideration for deepening the St. Johns River for ship traffic inland to Palatka, Fla. As the contemplated canal route follows the St. Johns to this point. this improvement of the river channel would leave only about a 30-mile cut across the mainland, engineers c:ted, to connect the Atlantic with the Gulf, in event Congress should give its sanc tion and the complete waterway un dertaken. Canal proponents had sought to have the President allocate fund.- lor j the project from the $4,0(M>.CCO,000 works fund. MOTHER GIVEN LIFE Mrs. Beller Sentenced in Poison ing of 14-Year-Old. LEWISBURG, W. Va„ August 10 (A>).—Circuit Judge Summers H. Sharp yesterday sentenced Mrs. Con- i nle Beller, 40, of East Rainelle, to life imprisonment for the murder of her 14-year-old stepson Lloyd. The State charged she gave the boy poisoned homemade car.dy. A jury returned a first-degree ver dict, recommending mercy, making life imprisonment mandatory for tjie mother of six children. ^ The boy died last March. Two brothers, Murel and Paul Beller, also ate the confection ana became se riously ill. Mrs. Beller declared she did not know the candy contained poison. ANTI-LONG MEN SCOFF AT CHARGE Huey’s Story of “Plot” to Kill Him Termeti “An other Bad Dream.” By th® Associated Press. Senator Long’s story that some of his Louisiana enemies had talked over the idea of killing him in the Senate drew scoffs today from some other Louisiana legislators. Long told the Senate about it yes terday, reading from what he said was a transcript, taken down by a sound recording machine, of three confer ences of anti-Long men held in New Orleans July 21 and 22. Walmsley at Meetinr. Among others at the first meeting. Long said, were Mayor T. Semm.es Walmsley of New Orleans, Representa tives Montet and Sandlin, both Louis iana Democrats, and Oscar Whilden, head of the "Square Deal League" of that State. The talk of shooting the Senator, Long asserted, came at a later session at which Whilden was present, but Walmsley and the Representatives were absent. When he heard of Long's statement, Montet said: "Huey just had another bad dream. As far as history records, all dicta tors have feared for their lives, and even shadows excite their sense of fear." At the opening of the first meeting. Long asserted, the sound-recording de vice recorded Whilden as saying: "I am out to murder, kill, bulldoze, steal or anything else to win this election." Talk Is Recorded. Long said it was at the third con ference that the talk of killing him in the Senate was recorded, the rec ords being made by a brother of his secretary and another man. This was the way the conversation went, according to Long, who said he was not able to identify the •'voices": Voice: “I would draw in a lottery to go out and kill Long.” Voice: "Single-handed?” Voice: "Yes. that's the only wav to do it. • * •" Voice: "I haven't the slightest doubt that Roosevelt would pardon any one who killed Long.” Voice: "But how could it be done?” Voice: “The best way would be to just hang around Washington and kill him right in the Senate.” Representative Sandlin said, when informed of Long’s assertions, “all who know Long know that he does not hesitate to slander or vilify any one from the President down." Representative Sanders. Democrat of Louisiana, said: "Whenever Long sees two or three people talking to gether he thinks they are plotting to kill "him.” In his speech yesterday Long also charged the administration had sought to "blackmail" the voters into defeating the "Long group” in one instance by stopping a $2,000,000 proj ect because one of the city sewage and water board members announced he was a Long man. In addition, he asserted the record ing device disclosed an attempt to bring pressure against Long men by means of income tax suits. He told the Senate that other conversation in the hotel room was "about how they are going to use the income tax to blackmail the people in the State.” SECURITIES CONTROL ATTACKED IN SUIT Oil Royalties Dealer Claims Act Is Unconstitutional in Filing Petition. By the Associated Press. TULSA, Okla., August 10.—Consti tutionality of the Federal Securities Exchange Commission act was at tacked in a petition filed in United States District Court here yesterday by R. S. Crawford, Tulsa oil royalties dealer. The suit, which names members and employes of the commission and At torney General Cummings as defend ants, charges that the commission act unlawfully classifies oil royalties as securities and regulates trade in royal ties under that interpretation illegally. Royalties under the Oklahoma laws are not securities but real estate in struments. the petition declares. The suit alleges that royalties are undivided interests in oil, gas and other mineral rights and are not sub jects of interstate commerce in that they are part of the land on which the royalty is sold. Officers Face Revolt Charge. SINGAPORE. August 10 OP).— Fifteen non-commissioned officers of the Siamese Army are under arrest awaiting trial in connection with an attempted revolt, according to reports from Bangkok today. The defendants are charged with “attempting to promote disaffection in the ranks.” / Defies House Committee Robert W. Lyons Washington representative of 14 chain store systems, who halted a hearing of the Patman Chain Store Investigating Committee by refusing to answer questions put to him, is shown above as he was served with a subpoena by William A. Weber (right), deputy sergeant at arms of the House, ordering his reappearance before the investigators. 0 J —Wide World Photo. Will Submit to ^Frozen Death’ Copyright, A. P. Wirephoto. Stephen Simkhovitch, 34, writer and scenarist, is shown at the left signing a contract in Hollywood. Calif, with Dr. Ralph S. Willard, research chemist, in which he agrees to be frozen solid for a period and then revived, if possible. DISPUTE MENACES . Chain Store Aide Defies Committee—McLean Almost Quits. Br the Associated Press. Disagreement over questioning of witnesses and heated words among members of the Special House Com- j mittee investigating "super lobbies’’! and chain store practices threatened for a time yesterday to break up the j hearing. At one point Representative Mc , Lean, Republican, of New Jersey I threatened to resign from the com | mittee unless Chairman Patman changed his method of conducting the ! inquiry. Patman had to dismiss the witness, ; Robert W. Lyons, Washington repre sentative of 14 large chain store sys tems. until the committee in executive session could smooth over somewhat ruffled tempers. Letter of Printing Opposed. The trouble arose first over a sug gestion by Patman that correspond ence taken from Lyons’ files be printed for confidential use of the committee t and that Lyons be given a copy and called back to be asked about it i later on. There was another dispute about j the introduction of material from the same files which some committee members said might be interpreted i unjustly to mean that the Governor ; and other high officials of Texas had i been influenced by chain store lobby * ists. Lyons protested every step of the way against the material’s going into the record and hinted once that he might take the matter into the courts. Admits Hiring Lawyers. Earlier he had declined to answer questions without being subpoenaed. Nor would he go into details as to whether he paid lawyers in Texas, New Mexico and other States to fight legislation distasteful to the chains. Later, however, he said he had hired men to oppose what he considered un just legislation. When McLean objected to Patman's manner of asking questions and threatened to resign, Patman snapped back: “If he wants to resign it's all right with me.” He said he merely wanted to pick out information that would show at tempts in six States, which he did not name, to block legislation, or, if that was unsuccessful, to put it in uncon stitutional form. Lyons had told the committee he would not hesitate to attempt to amend a measure so that it would be unconstitutional if he considered it inequitable and unconscionable and that he considered such procedure “perfectly ethical.” _.__ WORKER IS KILLED IN WIRE ACCIDENT Airbrake Inspector Fatally In jured in Touching High Tension Line. Bert Hyanes, 62, of Baltimore, an airbrake inspector, was fatally in jured late yesterday when he came in contact with a high-tension wire while at work at Union Station. An employe of the New York Air brake Co., Hyanes scraped a wire carrying 6,000 volts as he was mak ing his way across car tops to a loco motive tender. The shock threw him to the ground. At Emergency Hospital he was found to have extensive body bums and a probable skull fracture. He died sev eral hours after the accident. The coroner’s office, the homicide squad and Washington Terminal Co. officials are conducting an investiga tion. Hyanes is survived by his widow, Mrs. ArchibeU Hyanes. Canada Gets Convention. ONTARIO, Calif., August 10 OP).— Concluding Its twenty-seventh tri ennial convention, the Mennonite Church of America voted yesterday to hold the 1938 sessions in Canada, the date and place to be determined by the Canadian conference. To Buy More U. S. Cotton. PRAHA, Czechslovakia, August '0 (A*).—The government has indicated it would counter an Egyptian tariff increase on Czech enamelware by buy ing less cotton from Egypt and more from t£e United States. NINE DIE OE NEAT; RELIEMN SIGHT Five Convicts Victims in Louisiana Hay Field. Two Die in Texas. By the Associated Press. Parched Middle America found re j lief in scattered areas today after in j tense and widespread suffering. Nine lay dead from heat. Five of them were Negro convicts who suc j cumbed in an Angola, La., prison hay ; field, where It was 104 in the shade. Two persons, one of them J. T. Leonard. 87-year-old Gainesville pub i lisher, died in Texas. I Two Californians died as Los An j geles broiled in intense sunshine. But while temperatures rose to new | high levels In many Kansas, Okla homa and Texas points, areas to the I north felt the cool touch of wind borne rains. At least five persons were injured in sudden storms in Iowa that brought temperatures down from the State's seasonal high. 106 degrees at Shenan doah. to the 80s. A Tri-State Fair band at Burlington tried to play to quiet a frightened throng, but had to give up when the wind blew the sweet music away. More rains and cooling breezes were J expected in various portions of the | Middle West today. From the Pacific Coast eastward the Nation felt scorching sunrays yester day. It was 98 at Los Angeles. San Bernardino, inland, reported 107 de grees and several points had 106 de grees maximum. A temperature of 112 degrees was recorded at Vanita, Okla.. and it was j 110 at Tulsa, at Longview, Tex., and ! Neodesha, Kans. Scores of Texas. Oklahoma and Kansas towns reported , temperature well above 100 degrees. Ethiopia (Continued From First Page) send-off from hundreds of other na tives, who were reported eagerly en rolling in the East African service. At the same time a government spokesman denied reports from Athens that the Island of Rhodes had been made a hospital camp for soldiers re turning from the East African colo nies. Indicative of the efforts Italy is making r« safeguard the welfare of its soldiers and workmen in East Africa, the official gazette also pub lished a royal decree ordering employ ers to provide insurance for the work ers. The insurance will compensate them il they fall ill of malaria or other tropical disease or otherwise suffer iny ill effects from their stay in the colonies. A government spokesman “empha sized the inaccuracy” of reports abroad that Italy had converted ships bought for scrapping into East African trans port vessels. Such an act would be In violation of the purchasing contracts. It was officially announced that Baron Pompeo Aloisi, head of the Ital ian delegation during the recent nego tiations at Geneva, would lead Italy’s representatives at the tri-power con ference In Paris next week. An im pression was prevalent that the ses sions—looked upon as mere conversa- j tlons—with France and Great Britain would be no more conclusive than those at Geneva. PRISONERS RENTED Neighboring County Offers to Aid Treasury in Return for Work. LITTLE ROCK, Ark., August 10 (/P). —Arkansas County judges, several of whom have announced that lack of funds would cause them to hang "closed” signs on their jail doors, were invited to send their able-bodied pris oners to Pulaski County today. Pulaski County Judge R. A. Cook announced that he has sufficient funds to feed, clothe and give medical care to 50 additional prisoners In exchange for their services on county roads and a rock crusher. DRINKS MAY BE SERVED New York Theater Audiences May Also Get Smokes. NEW YORK. August 10 Cocktails and possibly smoking may soon be permitted lor audiences at New York's legitimate theaters. A campaign toward that objective has been launched by Mayor F. H. Laguardia's Municipal Art Committee, the League of New York Theaters and £tie Actors’ Equity Association. a GUFFEY BILL VOTE NEXT WEEK SLATED Favorable House Commit tee Report Held Certain. Senate to Get Chance. Br the Associated Press. House passage next week of the Guffey bituminous coal stabilization bill was the goal set today by admin istration leaders. They were convinced that they had the votes necessary to get the meaAre out of the Ways and Means Commit tee Monday with a favorable recom mendation. The Senate has yet to act on the legislation—a "must” bill cn the President’s calendar. The Guffey bill would set up a lit tle "N. R. A.” within the bituminous coal industry. A national coal com mission would be created to regulate wages, hours, production and trad practices. Regulations would be en forced through a tax on producers, most of which would be returned to those who signed up to observe them. Wav Being Cleared. House leaders conferred yesterday with Senate chiefs and were told that the Senate would have the opportu nity to act on the measure before ad journment, possibly late next week or the first of the following week. Considerable opposition to the bill has been expressed in the House as a whole. However, a poll was re ported to have shown a small ma jority in favor of it. Houghton Probes Outlook. To make sure they were not work ing for nothing, committee Democrats sent a special subcommittee over to talk with Senate leaders about what would happen to the bill there. Sub sequently, Chairman Doughton of the House committee reported the Senate situation ‘'satisfactory.” House supporters of the measure decided they would have little addi tional difficulty in getting the bill out of the committee. Some went to far as to predict the committee vote would be better than the indicated 14 to 11. 70 BOYS WILL LEAVE FOR CAMP ON MONDAY The last contingent of 70 boys leav ing this season for Camp Reeder, most of them guests of the Rotary and Op timist Clubs and Junior Board of Commerce, will leave from the Boys’ Club of Washington, 230 C street, Monday at 9:30 a.m. President Roland Whitehurst of Rotary, Henry Scheffert. past presi dent of Optimist International, and Corcoran Thom, jr.. Junior Board of Commerce president, will be on hand for the farewell, it was said. August 26 will be the last day of the camp's twelfth season. THE WEATHER j District of Columbia—Partly cloudy, ' probably followed by local showers late tonight or tomorrow: warmer to i night; gentle to moderate southwest , winds. I Maryland—Partly cloudy, probably local showers in east portion tomor row and in west portion tonight and tomorrow; slightly warmer tonight. Virginia—Partly cloudy, possibly followed by local showers tcmorrow and in northwest portion late tonight; slightly warmer in central and north , west portions tonight. West Virginia — Local showers, slightly warmer in extreme east por tion tonight: tomorrow partly cloudy. River Report. Potomac River slightly muddy and 1 Shenandoah little cloudy today. Tidy Tables. \ 'Furnished by United States Coast and Geodetic Survey.) i . . Today. Tomorrow Hish- 3:5rt a m. 4:53 a.m. Low -11:00 am. 11:57 am. High- 4:19 pm. 5:18 p.m. Low -10:43 pm. 11:51pm. The Sun and Moon. _ . Rises. Sets. Sun. today_5:16 7 11 Sun tomorrow_5:16 7:08 Moon, today_4:16 pm. 12:33 a m. Automobile lights must be turned on one-halt hour after sunset. Precipitation. Monthly precipitation in inches In the Capital (current month to date:: Month. 1935. Average. Reoord. January__ 5.27 3.55 7.09 '8? February_ 2.37 3.27 6 84 '84 March_ 3.39 3.75 8.84 '91 April_ 3.95 3.27 9.13 '89 May_ 3.54 3.70 10.69 ’89 June_ 3.43 4.13 10.94 '00 July _ 2.25 4.71 10.63 '86 August _ 0.72 4 01 14 41 ’28 September_ 3.24 17 45 '34 October__ 2.84 8.57 ’85 November__ __ 2.37 8 69 '89 December__ 3.32 7.50 ’01 Report for Last 21 Hours. Temp. Baro. Temn Baro Deg. Ins. Deg. Ins. Yesterday Today. 4 pm. __ 80 30 07 4 am._ 70 30 08 8 p m._ 76 30.08 8 a m. __ 7'i 30 11 Midnight. 71 30.08 Noon_ 71) 30 08 Record for Last 21 Hours. 'From noon yesterday to noon today ' Highest. 82. »t 3 p m, yesterday. Yrar ago. PO. Lowest. 6P. at 3.30 a m. today. Year ago. 74. Record Temperatures This Year. Highest. 98. on Jul.v 29. Lowest. —2. on January 28. Humidity for Last 24 Hours. (From noon yesterday to noon today.) Highest. 7H per cent. »t ? a m. today. Lowest. 40 Der rent, at ;i p m. yesterday. Weather In Various Cities. — teTemperatureuti s 5 S P - g Stations. 9 « S 5. t ! ! =3 I Abilene. Tex_29.94 102 76_Clear Albany. N. Y_30.08 84 66_Cloudy Atlanta. G(*._30.04 84 72 __ Cloucy Atlantic City . 30.12 78 64_Clear Baltimore. Md. 30.12 82 68 _Clear Birmingham . 30.00 102 78 _Clear Bismarck. N. D_ 29.98 84 54_Clear Boston. Mass.. 30.10 76 62 _ Clear Buffalo. N. Y_. 29.98 82 68 _ Cloudy Charleston. S C- 30.06 SO 74_ Clear Chicago. Ill_29 98 84 70 0.28 Cloudy Cincinnati. Ohio 30.00 88 70 _Cloudy Cleveland. Ohio 30.00 70 70 _Rain Columbia. S C. 30.08 84 74 _Cloudy Denver. Colo_ 30.12 88 64 _Clear Detroit. Mich.. 29.94 82 68 0.48 Rain El Paso. Tex_29.98 94 72 _Clear Galveston. Tex- 29.96 98 8o_Cloudy Helena, Mont— 29.86 93 63 ... Clear Huron. S. Dak. 30.04 94 BO ... Clear Indianapolis — 29.08 93 72 -.. Cloudy Jacksonville __ ;<o.<>4 9o ^4 0.06 Cloudy Kansas City_29.96 104 78 _Cloudy Log Angeles_ 29.90 98 78 ... Cloudy Louisville. Ky— 30.00 92 74 ... Clear Miami. Fla_30.08 88 78 _Clear Minneapolis_29.92 88 72 _Clear New Orleans_20.96 92 80 _Clear New York N Y. 30.13 83 66 _Clear Oklahoma City- 30.00 104 78_Cloudy Omaha. Nebr_. 30.00 102 70 _Clear Philadelphia 30.13 84 66 _clear Phoenix. Aria-- 29.88 104 82 _Clear Pittsburgh. Pa- 30.02 82 66 _ Cloudy Portland. Me.. 30.10 78 62 _Clear Portland. Oreg. 30.18 86 54 ... Clear Raleigh, N. C- 30.10 82 64 ... Clear Salt Lake City. 29.94 98 66 _Clear San Antonio_29.94 98 76 ... Clear San Diego. Cal - 29.88 86 74 _Cloudy San Francisco-. 29.94 66 50 _Clear St. Louis. Mo. 30.00 94 76 _Cloudy Seattle. Wash— 30.12 82 54 ... Rain Spokane. Wash. 29.88 94 64 _ clear Tampa. Fla_30.08 90 72 _Clear WASH . D. C_30.10 82 69_Clear FOREIGN 17 a.m. Greenwich time today.) London. England_ 58 Cloudy Paris, France_ HI Cloudy Berlin. Germany_ 66 Cloudy Brest. France_ 57 Clrrr Stockholm. Sweden_ 64 Cloudy Gibraltar. Spain- 77 Cloudy (Noon. Oreenwich time today > Horta (Fayal) Azores-. 78 Cloud* (Current observations.) St. Georges. Bermuda —_ 74 Bala San Juan. Puerto Rico.. 78 cloudy Havana Cuba- 78 Cloudy Colon. Canal Zone- 78 Clear'