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SIX KINGS FOLLOW
BODY OF GEORGE V
TO WINDSOR TOMB
Sorrowing Thousands See
Processions in London
and in Country.
SIMPLE RITES HELD
IN CASTLE CHAPEL
Edward VIII Walks Behind Cof
fin of Father, Brawn on Gun
Carriage by Sailors.
_ •
(Copyright. lfHO. by the Associated Press.)
WINDSOR, England, January 28.—
The long funeral journey of George
V ended today in the royal vault of
St. George’s Chapel, the burial crypt
Of Great Britain’s kings.
It was a service of pomp, circum
stance and sorrow—beginning with the
removal of the body from Westminster
Hall in London and the silent tribute
of tens of thousands of spectators
massed among the cortege route and
ending with a simple burial service.
King George’s body came to Wind
sor at 1:08 p.m., 33 minutes later
than scheduled. The delay was in
•trange contrast to George's punctu
ality throughout life. The mourning
crowds in London had delayed the
passage of the cortege.
The nation paused for 2 minutes
ef silence at 1:30 p.m., the time the
coffin was to have been lowered into
the crypt, but the delay in the march
ing of the cortege set the time of
actual burial later.
From London, the King's body was
brought by railroad train to Windsor.
One hundred thousand mourners were
assembled along the mile-and-a-half
route from the railroad station to St.
George's Chapel.
Journey to Windsor Castle.
An honor guard carried the coffin
from the train over a scarlet carpet
to a gun carriage waiting at the sta
tion door. Then the procession
started its uphill journey to Windsor
Castle.
The bell of Curfew Tower rang out
across the ancient battlements of the
Royal Palace—tolling for the dead
master.
The new King, Edward VIII, and
his three brothers, for the second
time today, fell in behind their
father's coffin to walk in procession.
They were preceded in the cortege
by the widowed Queen Mary, who
rode in a carriage drawn by Windsor
grays.
The shrill notes of a boatswain’s
pipe sounded “Piping Aboard,'* the
naval honor ceremonial, as the coffin
was placed on the gun carriage. It
was part of the ritual in the funeral
of an admiral of the fleet.
As the curfew bell rang, a minute
gun began the salute.
The cortege passed along a route
massed with spectators and hung with
heavy crepe.
Sailors Draw Carriage.
One hundred and fifty sailors again
drew the carriage, on which the royal
regalia of crown and sceptre rested.
As the procession reached the cas
tle the Archbishop of Canterbury and
the Bishop of Winchester walked
from St George's Chapel and stood
on the steps under the high, stained
windows, waiting to receive the cof
fin.
The slow funeral march of a mili
tary band re-echoed in the stone
courtyard.
Within the chapel Prime Minister
Baldwin, his cabinet and other high
government officials who had not
walked in the procession, awaited the
coffin.
Sharp military commands rang out
as the funeral party halted in front
of the wide west doors of the chapel.
King Edward, whose uniform boots
were muddy from his walks through
the streets of London and Windsor,
stood silently as the coffin was lifted
from the gun carriage and carried
into the church through lines of
honor guards.
Edward Follows Coffin.
It was placed on a bier near the
fluted stalls of the Order of the
Garter, the oldest chivalric organiza
tion in the country, whose spiritual
headquarters are in St. George's.
Twice the piercing notes of the
boatswain's pipe sounded as the coffin
was removed and carried into the
church.
Edward entered the chapel walking
directly behind the coffin. On his
right, Mary, the Queen Mother, walked
without support. She carried a tightly
rolled umbrella in her right hand.
Her face was pale and sorrowful under
a black veil.
Immediately behind walked King
Haakon and Queen Maud of Norway.
Maud is the sole surviving sister of
King George.
Next moved the new King’s younger
brothers, the Dukes of York, Glou
cester and Kent. Princess viWohoth
the daughter of the Duke and Duchess
of York, followed.
The little girl, dressed all in black,
(See KING, Page 3.)
MONGOLIAN TROOPS
INVADE MANCHUKUO
Japanese News Agency Reports
Frontier Guards Were Forced
to Retire.
£7 the Associated Press.
HSINKING, Manchukuo, January
SB.—More than 100 Outer Mongolian
troops have invaded Manchukuan
territory near Olahodka, southwest of
T-eke Bor, said Manchukuan reports to
the Domei' (Japanese) News Agency
tonight.
The reports said Manchukuan fron
tier guards resisted for a half hour,
but, greatly outnumbered, were forced
to retreat.
The Outer Mongolians were said to
have left an outpost of about 20 men
at Olahodka, the main body return
ing to Mongolian territory.
It was understood the alleged in
vasion took place on Saturday.
r
Governor Dead
HIV. ALLtH UltS I
SUDDENLY WIN
STRICKENIN HOME
Successor to Huey P. Long
Is Victim of Cerebral
Hemorrhage.
LOUISIANA EXECUTIVE
NOMINATED FOR SENATE
Headed Successful Campaign of
Administration in Democratic
Primary Last Week.
BACKGROUND—
Oscar K. Allen was a mysterious
figure who rose to fame in the
shadow of the late Huey Long,
ii'hom he succeeded as Governor of
Louisiana *in 1932. He became a
State-wide figure in 192S, when
Long, just named Governor, ap
I pointed Allen, who came from
Long’s parish of Winn, highway
commissioner. Later he became
Governor. He rarely spoke, and
when he was elected to Long's un
expired term in the Senate last
week he said: "I will follow the
policies of Senator Long.”
By the Associated Press.
BATON ROUGE. La.. January 28 -
Gov. O. K. Allen died unexpectedly
today at 10:40 a.m., Central Standard
time, from what was announced as
a cerrebral hemorrhage.
Gov. Allen was seized with a sudden
attack at the executive mansion at
8:50 am. He apparently had been
in good health and was just preparing
to leave the mansion for his executive
offices in the State Capitol.
Medical Attention Fails.
A corps of physicians was hastily
summoned, including Dr. C. A. Lorio.
one of the physicians of the late Sena
tor Huey P. Long, political associate
of the Governor.
But all medical attention failed to
rally the Governor and he died at
10:40 a m.
| The white-haired Governor succeed
ed to the leadership of Long's or
1 ganization following the fatal shooting
' ; of the United States Senator in the
I Capitol here last September.
> | He was selected Democratic national
1 committeeman, succeeding Long, and
■ headed the successful campaign of the *
1 administration in the Democratic
> primary January 21.
Allen was nominated to serve out
t the unexpired senatorial term of Long
In the primary.
■ Dr. Lorio said Gov. Allen died from
t "hypertension and cerebral hemor
' rhage and hemorrhage at the base of
: the tongue and acute adema of glot
i tis.”
1 I Boyhood Companion of Long.
I ” Gov. Allen was born in 1881 in the
s small town of Winnfield, La., and
grew up as a boyhood companion of
the late Senator Huey P. Long, who
, carried him along with him to po
, litical power in Louisiana.
' After Huey Long’s death from a
• ; pistol bullet, Allen became the titular
: | head of the strong Long political ma
! chine and led the organization to a
i sweeping victory at the polls last week.
■ In that election he was elected to the
, United States Senate for the unexpired
i term of Senator Long, running until
. I January, ’937.
i ' He died at the height of his po
. i litical career and after a strenuous
i j stumping campaign over the State.
’ | For some time, Gov. Allen had been
j suffering from heart trouble, but in
; i recent months his health was re
garded by his friends as improved.
I His parents were regarded as sub
i stantlal citizens of Winn Parish and
Gov. Allen amassed a sizeable * u- j
1 in his career as school teacher, cotton
planter, small town business man . J
oil operator.
Joins Long Forces.
He was a member of the State Leg
islature when Huey Long came on
. the political horizon and challenged
’ the power of the old Democratic or
ganizations. Allen immediately joined
forces with Long and when Long be
| came Governor he appointed O. K.
[ Allen chairman of the State Highway
j Commission, which handled the huge
road building funds.
, At the end of Long’s term as Gov
; ernor and after Long had been elected
to the United States Senate, Allen was
elected Governor with Long's support.
, The Allen term expires next May
1 when he expected to take Long's seat
5 in the United States Senate.
^ Family Came From Ireland.
s Gov. Allen was the son of Asa L.
Allen and Sophronia Perkins Allen.
He attended the public schools in
Winn Parish and later went to a
normal school in Springfield, Mo.,
completing his education at. Trinity
i University, Waxahatchie, Tex. His
father died some years ago, but his
mother resides in Shreveport. He was
: a devout Baptist and a Mason.
| The Allen family has lived in Louis
1 iana for a hundred years, originally
coming from Ireland. Josiah Allen,
; grandfather of the Governor, first
' located in Georgia, then South Caro
, lina and finally Louisiana, where the
, family settled at Flatcreek, 17 miles
east of Winnfleld, at a time when
' only five families lived in that sec
, tlon.
When Gov. Allen first started to
(See ALLEN, Page 3.)
O. K. ALLEN.
Head of Mine Workers Calls
Him “Gibbering Political
Jackanapes.”
Fireworks
Tonight at 10 o’clock Senate
Leader Robinson will reply to
Alfred E. Smith’s New Deal at
tack over Station WJSV and a
Columbia Broadcasting Co. hook
up. Story on Page 2.
Senator Borah will speak in
Brooklyn at 9 o’clock. His speech
will not be broadcast locally. The
Senator did not know today
wnetner it would be broadcast in
Brooklyn.
BY J. A. FOX.
Characterizing Alfred E. Smith a
a “gibbering political jackanapes,
John L. Lewis, president of the Unitei
Mine Workers of America, today bit
terly excoriated the New Yorker.
Lewis unleashed his attack in hi
opening address before more thai
1,700 mine workers gathered in Con
stitution Hall for the thirty-fourtl
convention. Smith's appearance a
the principal speaker before the Lib
erty League dinner Saturday nigh
was the particular object of Lewis
fire. There were a few “boos'’ as th
stocky mine workers’ president firs
mentioned the name of the forme:
New York Governor and Democrat!
presidential candidate, and whei
Lewis pointed to Smith’s criticism o
President Roosevelt’s policies am
praised the President the miners brok
into tumultuous applause.
Hits A. F. of L. Executives.
Lewis declared that this convention
which is expected to last two weeks
will be called upon to express itsel
on “major political problems of mo
ment” and in the next breath he hi
at the Executive Council of thi
American Federation of Labor for it
fight on the industrial union move
ment, favored by the mine workers
and said the convention would have i
chance also to express itself on that
Giving point to Lewis’ address wai
the report of officers presented lm
mediately at its conclusion, whicl
called on the miners to “sustain'
President Roosevelt and to back legls
lation looking toward a curb on thi
powers of the Supreme Court.
Lewis spoke extemporaneously anc
was loudly cheered at the conclusloi
of his address.
At the outset of his speech he toll
(See MINERS, Page 16J
36 DIE IN SNOWSLIDES
Three Railway Coaches Swep
Over Cliff in Japan.
TOKIO, January 28 (4>).—Twenty
three persons were killed and sixty
three injured today when a snowslid
derailed a train east of Yamagata, ii
Northern Japan.
Three coaches, in which engineer
and railway workers were riding, wer
thrown over a cliff.
ALEXANDROVSK, Sakhalin Island
U. S. S. R., January 28 (A1).—Thirteei
persons were killed in snow avalanche
which buried several houses at the foe
of a hill yesterday. Many person
were made homeless.
FIRE^AMAGE $175,000
Three Buildings Destroyed a
Union City, Ind.
UNION CITY, Ind., January 28 <A>)
—Fire of unknown origin that startei
in a plumbing shop basement In thi
business district here early today de
stroyed three two-story buildings
causing a loss estimated by insuranci
officials at $175,000.
The fire was brought under contro
after four hours with the assistanci
of fire departments from Greenville
Ohio, and Winchester, Ind.
The chief A the Union City Firi
Department was Injured when strucl
by a falling wall.
Adventuring Woman,27,Braves
Yukon Snow on 1,000-Mile Trip
n— i OA QVia fAl1niv*H
SKAGWAY, Alaska, January 28.—
Adventure-seeking Mary Joyce battled
Yukon snow trails today on the second
leg of a hazardous 1,000-mlle dog
team Journey from Juneau to Fair
banks.
The diminutive proprietress of a
Taku River hunting lodge, making the
lonesome trip "just for experience.”
was somewhere on the icy wastelands
between White Horse and Kluane.
Yukon Territory The 27-year-old
woman is headed for the almost un
mapped wilderness ardund Tanana
Crossing.
miss Joyce left her home at Twin
>
I
her dog sled on an overland trek to
Tulsequah, Atlin, British Columbia,
and White Horse, where she stopped
for a rest. She left White Horse
Sunday.
“Crossed the upper Taku rapids on
cakes of ice 3 feet apart, held to
gether by sweepers and snags,” she
wrote in a Juneau newspaper.
“Put a chain on Tip (her lead dog)
and each dog fell into the water.
Pulled them out onto another cake
of ice. Ice 3 feet wide, in places just
room for sled with water gurgling un
derneath and lapping over.
"I made it—but they had a chain
on me, too • • • ,
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IHKvA IIIIN BILL
IE TO BE ACTED
UPON TOMORROW
Senate Committee Advised
by Reed Legislation
Is Constitutional.
ATTACK ON DECISION
RENEWED BY WALLACE
Declares Court Ruling "Probably
Greatest. Legalized Steal in
American History.”
RACKGROli HD
Open invitations to farm leaders
to aid in forming new program for
agriculture were i ssuca imme
diately upon invalidation of A. A. A.
by Supreme Court. Within few
days announcement was made of
agreement on seven-point program
of Federal subsidies through exist
ing soil conservation laws.
Dissension in Senate Committee
on Agriculture, centering mostly
about doubtful constitutionality of
proposed plan, has prevented prog
ress during past 10 days. Closed
sessions are now being held daily
by both House and Senate groups,
but predictions are made that no
bill based on pending suggestion
would receive congressional ap
proval or withstand court tests if
it does.
By the Associated Press.
Advised by Solicitor General Stan
ley Reed that the administration's soil
conservation farm plan is constitu
tional, the Senate Agriculture Com
mittee today decided to take definite
action on the bill tomorrow.
This decision was reached shortly
after the House Agriculture Commit
tee accepted revisions to the admin
istration bill designed to stress the
element of State co-operation.
Meanwhile, Secretary Wallace in a
radio address today renewed his attack
on the Supreme Court's decision re
funding the $200,000,000 which he
contended Is "probably the greatest
legalized steal in American history.”
Termed Legalized Steal.
“In the Hoosac mills case," Wallace
said, "The Supreme Court disap
proved the idea that the Government
could take money from one group for
the benefit of another. Yet in turn
ing over to the processors this $200.
000,000 which came from all the peo
ple. we are seeing the most flagrant
example of expropriation for the bene
fit of one small group. This Is prob
ably the greatest legalized steal in
American history."
Chairman Smith. Democrat, of
South Carolina of the Senate group,
reported ‘‘several members do not be
lieve the present draft of the bill es
capes the Supreme Court decision in
the A. A. A. case.”
The bill calls for amendment of the
soil conservation act giving Secretary
Wallace broad powers to subsidize
farms for productive acreage reduction.
The House Committee incorporated
a provision authorizing the use of
local committees and the agricultural
extension service in carrying out the
program.
Debenture Plan Suggested.
Senator McNary of Oregon, the
minority leader, suggested to the
committee today that a bill offered by
Senator Connally, Democrat of Texas,
providing for the issuance of export
debentures be substituted for the ad
ministration proposal. No action was
taken on this proposal.
Smith said that “offhand It Is my
judgment that a majority of the
committee will vote to report” the ad
ministration bill.
Secretary Wallace was present at
the session. He said later that the
administration measure is “absolutely”
constitutional. He added:
“I think the majority of the com
mittee is firmly convinced that it’s
constitutional, but constitutionality
means one thing—passing the Su
preme Court another.”
M. G. White, Agriculture Depart
ment solicitor, and Chester Davis,
farm administrator, were present.
Smith said the discussion was cen
tered around the legal aspects of the
problem.
"Personally,” Smith said, “I do not
believe, aside from the statements of
Mr. Reed and Mr. White, that any
material change in the attitude of the
committee nas Deen made. The mat
ter is now dependent upon what the
different members may decide between
now and tomorrow.”
Smith asserted that several mem
bers had reported receipt of "hun
dreds of telegrams” and letters press
ing for swift action to create a re
placement for the A. A. A.
Wallace Urges Justice.
Secretary Wallace in his speech
continued:
“The problem now is to discover
the best way out of this situation,
not in any vindictive spirit, but in the
spirit so clearly shown in the pre
amble of the Constitution—to ‘estab
lish justice.’ Above everything, it
seems to me that the essential spirit
of the Constitution is to promote the
general welfare.”
Wallace referred to one letter from
a writer In Brookings, S. Dak., who
said:
“I dislike your attitude toward the
(See FARM, Page"30
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Navy Cancels 3 Defense Talks
* _
In Colby Attack Upon New Deal
- I - — ~ -- -
Political Speech Ban Is
Held Violated in
Conference.
Rear Admiral Frank Up
ham One of Trio Refus
ing Parley Address.
Three speakers, one of them Rear
i Admiral Frank B. Upham. scheduled
1 to appear on the Navy program at
today's sessions of the Women's Pa
: triotic Conference on National De
j fense at the Mayflower Hotel, sud
! dently cancelled their speeches, ap
parently as the result of the address
last night of Bainbridge Colby. Sec
retary of State in the Wilson admin
i istration, who flayed the New Deal.
While nothing officially was forth- ,
! coming at the Navy Department, it
! is understood that the decision to
| withdraw the speakers resulted from
| what was termed a violation of an j
agreement that nothing political would
be discussed at the defense meeting.
Naval officials felt that Mr. Colby's
: speech did not conform to that agree
i me‘nt. Besides Admiral Upham. chair
ADMIRAL F. B. L’PHAM.
man of the General Board of the
Navy; Brig. Gen. Thomas Holcomb,
:ommandant of the Marine Corps
School at Quantico, Va., had been
scheduled to speak. Capt. Edward A.
Duff, chief of the Navy’s chaplains.
(See DEFENSE. Page 5.i
TWO FLYERS DIE
C-i
Army Airmen Killed When
Plane Hit Roof, It Is
Believed.
To Army Air Corps flyers were killed
l when their plane crashed in landing
at Bolling Field about 12:30 p.m.
today.
They are Second Lieut. William K.
Payne, pilot, and Second Lieut. Dudley
E. Whitten, passenger. There were
no eyewitnesses to the crash.
The aviators, flying a Douglas 025
observation plane, cleared Pope Field,
Fort Bragg. N. C., this morning for
Bolling Field.
Thought to Have Hit Roof.
Approaching the landing field from
the south, the plane is believed to
have struck the roof of a hangar at
the extreme south end of the air
port, looped and fell on the opposite
side of the hangar, upside down.
Lieut. Payne was killed instantly.
Lieut. Whitten was removed from the
wreckage to the post dispensary, but
died within less than an hour.
An accident board, composed of offi
cers at Bolling Field began an imme
diate investigation. They indicated,
however, that no report would be made
on their findings before tomorrow.
Wr«i<lr niomantlRfl
As soon as the bodies had been re
moved a crew of mechanics began at
once to dismantle the wreckage, which
fell in a busy part of the field.
No information as to the personal
history of the two flyers was available
at Bolling Field headquarters.
Coroner A. Magruder MacDonald
was notified of the accident.
Whitten was a native of Wharton.
Tex. He was appointed as a second
lieutenant in the Air Corps in 1929
after serving one year as a flying
cadet. Lieut. Payne lived in Atlanta.
warmsTeceives
TWO-YEAR TERM
Morro Castle Engineer Given Four
Years and Cabaud Is
Fined $5,000.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, January 28.—Federal
judge Murray Hulbert today sen
tenced Eben S. Abbott, chief engineer
of the liner Morro Castle, to four
years in prison and William F. Warms,
acting captain, to two years. They
were convicted of criminal negligence
in connection with the burning of the
ship September 8, 1934, with a loss of
124 lives.
Henry E Caband, executive vice
president of the New York & Cuba
Mail Steamship Co. (Ward Line),
operators of the vessel, was given a
suspended sentence of one year and
lined $5,000. He was paroled pend
ing payment of the fine.
The company was lined the maxi
mum of $10,000.
1
USE OF RED CROSS
Italy Reports Five Hospital
Trucks Captured With
Munitions.
BACKGROUND—
Italian armies entered Ethiopia
last October from Eritrea on north
and Somaliland on south. Progress
was rapid for about six weeks, then
halted almost completely until mid
dle of January. By that time con
centrations of defenders were re
ported on both fronts, but Italian
claims of major victories in the
south have been made almost daily
for two weeks.
Invaders still more than hun
dred miles from single railroad
from Addis Ababa to Djibouti.
Whiter rains expected to handi
cap invaders soon.
By the Associated Press.
Fascist headquarters at Rome todaj
reported a new victory on the Northeri:
Italo-Ethiopian front and capture ol
a Swedish hospital unit asserted tc
have been transporting munitions or
the southern battleline.
A communique from Marshal Pietrc
Badoglio, commander of the northerr
invading forces, said the Italians wen
victorious in a new four-hour engage
ment on the Eritrean front.
Five hospital trucks, marked with
Red Cross flags and carrying 27 case:
of munitions, were taken at Wadart
together with flags and war drums ol
Ras Desta Demtu, the report declared
Marshal Badoglio said the hospita
(See WAR, Page 5.)
Despite the long fight for the
bonus, surprisingly few former soldiers
appeared at the Veterans’ Administra
tion Building this morning to sign ap
plications.
However, those who appeared,
wrapped to the ears in a varied as
sortment of overcoats, including the
Army olive drab, pounced on the op
portunity with glee.
The first group applied shortly after
the doors opened at 9 o’clock. At
noon about 500 had applied.
The exact amount of money which
will be payable to District of Colum
bia veterans was not ascertainable,
but rough estimates placed the re
maining value of the soldiers’ bonus
upon which no loans have been made
at something less than $14,000,000.
The Veterans’ Administration had
issued to veterans in the District up
to September 30. 1935, a total of
28,032 adjusted service certificates.
These have a face value of $28,020,
904, but if loans in this city have
followed the trend throughout the
country, veterans here have borrowed
about half of this, under previous
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Democratic
NATIONAL
T\\ Committee
Georgian Expected to Be
Nominee of Southern
Democrat Bolters.
By the Associated Press.
MACON. Ga„ January 28. —Gov.
Eugene Talmadge. persistent critic of
the New Deal, appeared headed today
for selection as presidential standard
bearer for a group of Southern anti
Roosevelt Democrats.
The possibility gained strength from
an assertion by John Henry Kirby,
co-sponsor with Talmadge of tomor
row's "grass roots” convention, that
the Georgia executive would make a
strong opponent for the President in
Southern preferential primaries.
The wealthy Texas lumberman
said he and Talmadge are in agree
ment that the primary purpose of the
meeting is to crystallize anti-Roose
i velt sentiment. Kirby added „nat un
less a candidate is chosen to cham
pion the principles approved by the
convention "the fight is lost to start
with.”
The Texan said he expected 10.000
persons from 17 Southern and border
States to attend the sessions, in which
an address by Gov. Talmadge is
scheduled as a principal event. The
speech is to be broadcast over C. B. S.
from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m. Eastern stand
ard time.
ine oeorgia governor yea- i
terday he thought renomination of
. President Roosevelt could be blocked
at the Philadelphia convention.
He said he had invited former Gov.
| Alfred E. Smith of New York to the
' grass roots meeting, but that no reply
• had been received.
Gov. Talmadge also claimed that
anti-Roosevelt Democrats would wel
; come the aid of Republicans in their
fight on the President.
Kirby joined several other conven
tion visitors today for preliminary
: activities. These will include a meet
; ing tonight of the executives of the
! Southern Committee to Uphold the
; Constitution, a group headed by the
! Texan.
Meanwhile, political observers were
pointing out that Georgians in the
convention are expected greatly to
outnumber participants from other
States and easily could swing a vote
to their Governor.
Kirby some weeks ago gave tenta
tive indorsement to Jesse Jones, R. F.
C. official from Texas, a.s a presiden
tial possibility, but Kirby's latest
statement was viewed by some Tal
madge supporters as removing the
last passible obstacle to his selection
as presidential choice of the meeting.
Talmadge withheld comment.
Hugh Howell, State Democratic
chairman, is slated to be temporary
chairman of the convention. Mrs.
Susie Moore, national Democratic
committee woman from Georgia, is to
give the address of welcome. Kirby
also appears on the program as one
of the chief speakers.
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Peggy Ann Hoover 111.
PASADENA, Calif., January 28 (A>).
—Peggy Ann Hoover, 10, grand
daughter of the former President, was
under treatment for a severe bron
chial cold today at Pasadena Hos
pital.
Feiv Capital Veterans Appear
To Sign for Bonus Payments
law, which made 50 per cent avail
able.
In nearby Virginia the Government
had Issued 61,989 certificates with a
value of $62,802,813.
In nearby Maryland the Govern
ment had issued 47,780 certificates
with a face value of $47,872,761.
Gen. Frank T. Hines, administrator
of veterans’ affairs, and H. W. Brein
lng, assistant administrator in charge
of finance and insurance, were busy
today supervising the big Job -of
handling this preliminary work of
sending out the application blanks and
preparing to figure the amount of
money which will be available to each
applicant.
Gen. Hines was at his office until
a late hour last night, along with Brein,
ing and A. D. Hiller, executive assist
ant to the administrator. They re
ceived the first batch of application
blanks from the Government Printing
Office at 4:50 p.m. yesterday and a
force of assistants was busy until a
lata hour getting these out to vet
(See PAYMENT, Page 4.)
4
MAUHT III FA!
BONUS IS GEARED
TO GIGANTIC TASK
5,000,000 Application
Blanks Being Spread
Over Country.
ROOSEVELT APPEALS
FOR WISE SPENDING
Interest Calculations and Other
Work Expected to Add 2,500
Civil Service Workers.
B AC KG/t 01 Mi
Budget estimate for Veterans’
Administration for 1937 was $882,
037,980. Of this amount $432,920•
000 uas marked for pensions for
uar veterans or dependent survi
vors from War of 1812 to World,
War. General pension legislation
has been enacted for all wars ex
cept World War; pressure for such
action is expected soon.
Bonus plan approved over presi
dential veto authorizes new appro
priation of $2,237,000,000 for cash
ing baby bonds after June 15, ex
change value to be that of 1945 as
computed for adjusted compensa
tion certificates
BY BLAIR BOLLES.
Five million application blanks for
immediate payment of the bonus, first
fruits of yesterday's victory in the
17-year-old veterans' fight, were
spread by train and plane through
out the country today from the
Veterans’ Administration headquarters
here By noon the Government Print
ing Office, which began the job im
mediately after the Senate, by its
76 to 19 vote, overrode the President's
veto yesterday, had completed initial
work on the documents, which aro
being sen. to individual veterans,
members of Congress, recognized
veterans' organizations and the 90
Veterans’ Bureau branches, hospitals
anu soldiers' homes.
Printing and mailing the applica
tions are the first steps in a long and
complicated procedure which will
barely be completed by June 15, when
the "baby bonds" and checks repre
senting the bonus stake of each vet
eran, totaling $1,924,000,000 are to
be cashable. But before the soldiers
ca" get the 1945 value of the adjusted
service certificates issued in 1924,
these moves must be made, at an
administrative cost of $7,500,000:
1 Seven million interest calcula
tions. canceling interest on loans made
after October 1. 1931. and computing
the worth of each certificate must be
made at the Veterans' Bureau. Thia
work and other details of establishing
the amount due each eligible veteran
will require hiring from the Civil
Service rob' between 2,500 and 3.000
persons, according to a White House
announcement made yesterday.
Bonds Must Be Engraved.
2. Thirty-eight million $50 bonds
wtucf Ko emro' orf at tV>P RlirPail nf
Engravirg and Printing after Secre
tary Morgenthau has approved the de
sign and wording of the bonds. Actual
engraving is not expected to begin
until March 1 and will continue day
and night until June 1.
3. The Dwision of Accounts and De
posits at the Treasury will be sent by
the Veterans' Administration a com
plete record of the amount due each
soldier as soon as it has been comput
ed. The D. A. D. then will arrange for
payment to the 3.500,000 certificate
holders. They will receive $1,836,
213.950 in bonds, redeemable at post
offices, and $87,786,050 in cash to take
care of odd amounts over $50 mul
tiples. Accrued 3 per cent interest on
the hones if held until 1945 would
raise total payment to $2,491,000,000.
As presses yesterday thundered their
prelude to the bonus shower. President
Roosevelt appealed to the veterans to
hold the baby bonds as nesteggs un
less they need the money at once for
some “permanently useful purpose.’
This exhortation, the second White
House announcement issued during
the afternoon after the Senate had
joined the House in voting down the
veto, came after a conference with
commanders of major veterans’ or
ganizations, who with the Chief
Executive warned against "frittering
away the cash.”
“Orthodox” Financing.
The White House was silent on the
question of financing the huge soldier
payment, harassing problem dumped
Into the lap of the administration by
congressional refusal to specify in
the compromise legislation the method
to be used in raising the money. Sec
retary Morgenthau. however, at a
press conference replied, “Yes,” to
this question:
ja u sale iu a ay mai me iieasuiy
will use orthodox methods for bor
rowing funds for the bonus?"
The bonus payment question will
probably be met later in the year by
a major lending program to raise also
(See BONUS, Page 4.)
EIGHTAREINJURED
IN S-40 EXPLOSION
U. S. Navy Submersible Seriously
Damaged in Dry Dock
at Cavite.
By the Associated Press.
MANILA. P. I., January 28.—Eight
Cavite Navy Yard workers were in
jured, five seriously, when batteries
aboard the United States Navy sub
marine S-40 exploded today None of
the Navy personnel was injured. The
submarine was seriously damaged.
The S-40 was in dry dock being
overhauled when its batteries exploded.
The exact cause of the blast was not
immediately determined
A Navy board began investig'ting
the explosion as soon as the injured
were removed to a hospital.
The navy yard is on Cavite, naval
base at the entrance to Manila Bay.
Naval officers declined to estimate
the damage to the submersible.
All of the injured are Filipinos.
Hospital physicians reported one would
probably die.
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