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No. 33,534. goOT^'wSh.n_WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1936—THIRTY PAGES. **_ op> M..n. Associated 77,Z TWO CENTS.
Equality in Things of Mind
Held Basic Concept in
American System.
$400,000,000 EXPENDED
Washington Favored U. S. Pro
motion of Learning, President
Says in Temple Address.
(Text of Speech on Page 4.)
By the Associated Press.
PHILADELPHIA, February' 22.—
Declaring that “true education de
pends upon freedom in pursuit of
truth,” President Roosevelt said today:
“No group and no government can
properly prescribe precisely what
should constitute the body of knowl
edge with which true education is
In a Washington birthday anni
versary speech in which he accepted
an honorary degree of doctor of juris
prudence from Temple University,
Mr. Roosevelt said the Father of His
Country “deeply appreciated the im
portance of education in a republic
and the responsibility of the govern
ment to promote it.”
The Chief Executive asserted he
was “proud to be the head of a
Government that has sought to make
a substantial contribution to the
, cause ot education, even in a period
of economic distress.” He noted that
these efforts included appropriations
of more than $400,000,000 to local
communities for schools, colleges and
library buildings,” as well as projects
for adult education and other pur
Equality Held Basic Concept.
Besides freedom of thought, he listed
two other “qualities of a true educa
tion." One, he said, is a “sense of
fair play among men”—a realization
of their “essential dependence on one
another.” The other is a sense of :
equality among men when they are '
dealing with things of the mind.” j
"Inequality may linger in the world j
of material things.” he said, “but I
great music, great literature and the
wonders of science are and should be
open to all.”
Although referring to George Wash- 1
lngton, Mr. Roosevelt said he would
“break a century-old precedent” and
refrain from quoting from the first
President lest “some captious critic
might search the Library of Congress
to prove by other quotations that!
George Washington was in favor of
just the opposite.”
“More than this,” he added, “and
breaking precedent once more, I do
not intend to commence any sentence |
with these words—‘if George Washing
ton had been alive today’ or ‘if Thomas [
Jefferson had been alive today’ or ‘if !
Alexander Hamilton had been alive
today’ or ‘if Abraham Lincoln had
been alive today—beyond peradven
ture of a doubt he would have op
posed—or, perhaps, favored—etc., etc.,
Broad Education Vital.
“Suffice it, therefore, to say that
President Washington pointed out on
many occasions and in many prac
tical ways that a broad and cosmo
politan education in every stratum of
society is a necessary factor in any
free nation governed through a demo
cratic system.”
After giving his definition of a
true education, Mr. Roosevelt said:
“In our ability to keep pure the
sources of knowledge—in our mind’s
freedom to winnow the chaff from the
good grain—in the even temper and
in the calmness of our every day re
lationships—in our willingness to
face the details of fact and the needs *
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these lie our future and our children’s
Then he concluded with a quota
tion from Rudyard Kipling:
- “ ‘On your own heads, in your own
hands, the sin and saving lies.’ ”
Large Crowd at Station.
A large crowd greeted the President
end Mrs. Roosevelt on arrival here.
After a short delay the presidential
party was driven 1 mile south on
Broad street to the university. Be
fore going to the auditorium of Mitten
Hall, the President stepped on the
balcony, a floor below, and spoke a
few words to several hundred Temple
etudents assembled in the big indoor
He waived a response to their greet
ing and remarked ‘‘glad to see you
all. Sorry the hall isn't big enough
for you all to get in.”
Smiling broadly amid the cheers of
the crowd, he left the balcony and
proceeded to the stage of the audi
torium above.
Will Give Gold “Kitty” to Son at
Club Initiation.
By the Associated Press.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass February 22.—
President Roosevelt returns to his
alma mater for a few hours tonight
to see his youngest son. John, elected
to Harvard’s century-old Fly Club.
He will carry in his vest pocket a
gold “kitty,” symbol of John’s elec
tion, and following custom, pass it
personally to his son after the initi
This symbol is a lion watch charm
designed after the lion on the crest
of the royal family of Belgium.
Fewer than 200 will sit with the
President at the club’s 100th anni
versary banquet for the initiation.
Only members will be admitted—
excepting the President's bodyguard
of secret service men.
The President’s remarks from the
time he enters Fly until he leaves for
his train will be strictly off the record.
John will be the fifth Roosevelt to
join the club. Harvard’s most ex
clusive social organization.
Former President Theodore Roose
velt was a member. President Frank
lin D. Roosevelt was elected to Fly
In 1902. Others are: James, his
^dest son, and Franklin, jr., wl
initiation the President witnessed
Couzens Probes Cummings Pay
From Banks Held by R. F. C.
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Democratic Treasurer9s
Salaries Said to Total
More Than $90,000.
Inquiry to Decide Posi
tion on Bill to Ex
empt State Taxes.
By the Associated Press.
Senator Couzens, Republican, of
Michigan, said today he was investi
gating the accuracy of reports that
Walter J. Cummings, treasurer of
the Democratic National Committee,
is receiving more than $90,000 in
salaries from posts obtained through
the Reconstruction Finance Corp.
The Michigan Senator said he was
making the inquiry before determin
ing his position on a bill recommended
by the R. F. C. to exempt capital
stock of banks it holds from State
Couzens said he was taking the I
matter up with the R. F. C. and In
terstate Commerce Commission, agen
cies which pass on stipends for the
jobs Cummings is said to hold.
$75,000 Job Reported.
It was reported to the Senator that
Cummings, a Chicagoan, is receiving
$75,000 a year as board chairman of
the Continental Illinois Bank & Trust
Co., in which the R. F. C. has
$50,000,000 invested.
He also is said to receive $15,000 as
trustee of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St.
Paul & Pacific Railroad, being reor
janized with support of R. F. C. funds,
and an undetermined amount as di
rector of the Maryland Casualty Co.
in which the R. F. C. is reported to
lave $37,500,000 invested.
Couzens said he does not want to
make the issue a personal one, but
takes the position with some others
that if such huge salaries are per
mitted, the R. F. C. could afford to
Day the bank stock taxes.
“My contention before the Bank
ng Committee was that the banks
Dr holders of the stock ought to pay
the tax on preferred stock out of
(See COUZSTnsT Page 2.)
Sir Eric Drummond Leaves
Rome Tonight on Trip to
Gradually, nations of Europe are
lining up for war.
Already Britain and France
stand together against Italy. France
and Russia are negotiating pact
directed against Germany, while
Germany and Poland draw closer
in face of Russia. In Rome. Ital
ian and German representatives
discuss alliance that would include
an "independent" Austria, effective
against either French or Russian
aggression. In Balkans, Rumania,
Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia are
in alliance with Bulgaria on out
side. Understanding also exists be
tween Balkan group and France as
potential foes of Italy.
In only one instance is there any
conflict in these relationships,
namely, an approach to friendli
ness between Britain and Germany.
In event of German movement to
ward France, however, which would
be toward English Channel, this
semblance of good feeling undoubt
edly would vanish quickly.
By the Associated Press.
ROME. February 22.—Great Britain,
diplomatic sources said today, is mak
ing an effort to prevent any formation
of an Italo-German-Polish-Austrian
bloc in the current intensive diplo
matic negotiations.
Sir Eric Drummond. British Amhns.
sador to Italy, will leave here tonight
for Vienna, and diplomatic sources
said his trip would involve this British 1
Ostensibly, his trip was arranged to
see his dentist, but diplomats pointed
out that Sir Eric would spend a week
in Vienna where he has great per
sonal influence.
This is because during his tenure
as secretary to the League of Nations,
the Geneva body extended consider- t
able financial help to Austria.
Diplomats expressed belief that with
Drummond leaving Rome at this time,
when his presence here is so much
required, owing to Italo-British rela
tions, his visit to Vienna must be of
unusual importance.
They pointed out that Britain’s at
titude was that blocs should not be
formed on the continent, but that all
nations should be bound ogether
by the League of Nations.
Conditions 100 Miles Above and
Below Evansville Studied
by Officials.
By the Associated Press.
EVANSVILLE, Ind., February 22.—
An ice gorge in the Ohio River stretch
ing some 100 miles above and below
Evansville gave officials concern today
as they studied flood possibilities.
Early this morning the Weather Bu- i
reau reported the river had dropped
to 38.5 feet from a stage of 39.1 feet
reached yesterday afternoon.
The drop was attributed to water
overflowing into lowlands above this i
city. ,
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Senate Bristles at Changes
Adopted in House by
267 to 97 Vote.
Twin pillars of New Deal were !
N. R. A. and A. A. A. Both fell
before Supreme Court.
As substitute for farm measure,
administration leaders have sup
ported program of Federal sub
sidies on basis of- soil conservation.
Legislation passed Senate few days
ago, yesterday House approved sub
stitute measure; adjustment of dif
ferences expected soon.
New program expected to cost
about $500,000,000 yearly.
By the Associated Press.
An angry roar from Senator Smith.
Democrat, of South Carolina greeted
the soil conservation-farm subsidy bill
today as it bounced back to the Senate
after being altered and then approved
in the House by the thumping vote of
267 to 97.
Smith, a powerful figure as chair
man of the Senate Agriculture Com
mittee, voiced strenuous opposition to
in amendment providing that tenant
'armers and sharecroppers shall be
included in cash benefits paid land
ywners for conserving soil and thus
:ontrolling production.
“What kind of a fool thing is
mo liivj uu * v auu^i^u; 01111111 tucu,
‘Let us use a little common sense!
"The tenant and the sharecropper
jet it all now. They are given their
jart of the crop with no strings on it.
rhe landowner has to pay taxes and
he costs of production, housing, im
ilements and repairs.
“It's not fair that he should give
iway what he gets for good land
jractices which make more money for
lis workers.”
Promises Opposition.
He said he "most certainly would”
Ight the amendment, which was spon
sored by Representative Tarver, Dem
>crat, of Georgia. Tarver declared
tnants and sharecroppers consti
;uted more than 50 per cent of the
South’s farmers and should be com
pensated for any loss suffered when
;he land furnishing their livelihood
a entered into a conservation pro
The farm bill, giving the Secretary
5f Agriculture vast authority to pay
farmers cash inducements to take
land out of commercial crop pro
luction and'to make sweeping alter
(See-FARM, Page 37)
Revolutionist Condemned for Aid
ing in Plot on Boris.
SOFIA, Bulgaria, February 22.—The
veteran revolutionist Damyan Velcheff
vas condemned to death today by a
Military court which convicted him of
participating in an unsuccessful plot
;o assassinate King Boris October 3,
Maj. Cyril Stantseff also received
he death penalty and Col. Ignatz
tllieff, former commander of the gar
ison at Sliven, was sentenced to 10
rears’ imprisonment.
The conviction of Velcheff last night
lulminated a secret trial which lasted
,wo months.
Man Burned on Face and
Hands Before Rescue by
Raised Ladders.
Occupants of 7-Story Iroquois
Structufe Hush From Smoke
Filled Halls.
(Pictures on Page A-2.)
A $5,000 three-alarm fire endan
gered the lives of 250 persons living
in the seven-story Iroquois Apart
ments, 1410 M street, early today,
but was quickly brought under con
trol after one man suffered slight
burns about the face and arms.
Flames leaped from the rear window
Of the third-floor bed room of A. F.
Jankowski, 35, the injured man, and
cut off escape down the fire escape.
Smoke billowed through the halls and
areaways and brought panic to the
occupants of the building, who milled
about in their night tlothes.
Jankowski awoke about 6:30 am.
choking from smoke which filled his j
room in the apartment of Mr.
and Mrs. Blair Bennett. He ran to
the front of the flat and yelled into
the room where the Bennetts were
Bennett, his eyes smarting with
smoke, roused his wile and together
they rushed into the hall to turn in
the alarm. He pulled the bell which
rings the alarm on each floor and
then grabbed the extinguisher on the
wall as he turned to re-enter his
Breaks Door Open.
He found he had locked the door
behind him. but he crashed it open j
with blows from the extinguisher. |
Meanwhile the apartment dwellers
poured from their rooms. At least
three of them telephoned the Fire
In the Bennett apartment Jankowski
was discovered leaning out the dining
room window and gasping for air.
In the bed room next to Jan
kowski’s, Blair Bennet*. jr., 18, and j
Henry Surguy, father of Mrs. Bennett, j
were aroused by the noise outside, j
Surguy opened his door. Smoke j
jrushed in from the hallway. He j
slammed the door, threw open his \
window and he and the boy hung
their heads out until firemen took
them down by ladder.
Firemen also removed Jankowski by
ladder, as well as W. G. Bell, chief
architect of the Veterans’ Administra
tion, who is legless; Mrs. Emily
Wright, who was ill, and Mrs. D. R.
Sheridan. One fireman, Buck Wright
of No. 16 Engine Company, suffered a
slight injury to his finger.
Jankowski was rushed by firemen
to Emergency Hospital. He was re
leased after treatment.
The origin of the fire was unde
termined. It was agreed it began in
Jankowski’s room, but this was burnt
to a crisp. Bed, chairs, bureau and
other furnishings were utterly de
stroyed and the walls, floor and ceil
ing were charred in one black mass.
Most of the tenants had planned
to sleep late and take advantage of
the holiday. They were glad, how
ever, the fire was discovered early
enough to prevent more damage,
whifih M'Q c rnnfinnW f n tVio Donnntf
Haile Selassie, Pet Cat, Saved.
Robert Hood, 18, hurried down the
steps as soon %s the alarm was
sounded to save his cat, Haile Selassie.
Helen Gibb, who lives on the fifth
floor on the opposite side of the build
ing from the apartment in which the
fire raged, dressed, climbed to the roof
and then leaped to the roof of the
building next door, where firemen
later found her.
Jankowski is a W. P. A. engineer.
Bennett works for L. P. Steuart, Inc.
Surguy, a retired Government em
ploye, is secretary of the National
Assurance Society.
Camp Meade, Md., Pair Die as Car
Skids Into Bridge Near Hen
derson, N. C.
By the Associated Press.
HENDERSON, N. C., February 22.—
Coroner Jasper W. Shearin of Warren
County today said Mrs. H. B. Dodge.
48, and Miss Eloise Bell, 5, both of
Camp Meade, Md., were killed in an
automobile crash on No. 1 highway, a
quarter mile south of the Virginia line,
at 12:30 a.m.
Three other persons were injured,
two seriously, when the automobile in
which the five were riding skidded on
an icy stretch and smashed into the
abutment of a bridge.
They were H. B. Dodge, sr., and Mrs.
Wmtiy Neal, both of whom were under
treatment in a hospital today for
serious injuries, and H. B. Dodge, jr.,
16, who was “‘hurt least of all,” the
coroner said.
Liquor Ring Data to Be Sub
mitted After Letts Up
holds It.
Placed in a peculiar position by a
conflict between a Supreme Court de
c is ion and an act of Congress, the
Government today planned a delib
erate violation of the latter in an
effort to convict 21 men and women
charged with conspiring to violate the j
liquor laws.
The indictment against the alleged !
bootleggers, described as members of j
the biggest illicit liquor ring in Wash- j
ington since the prohibition era, was
obtained largely on the basis of evi
dence obtained by tapping telephone
wires leading to phones allegedly used
in their operations.
Assistant United States Attorney
Henry L. Schweinhaut, who is now
conducting the trial of the defendants
before District Supreme Court Justice
F. Dickinson Letts, plans to call a
witness Monday to testify as to the
nature of conversations he overheard
on the tapped wires.
Letts Upholds Testing.
Justice Letts ruled Thursday that
this testimony was admissable de
spite vigorous objections by Defense
Attorneys William H. Collins and j
Harry Whelan, who contended it
would constitute a direct violation of
the communications act of 1934,
which makes it a criminal offense to
divulge interstate telephone conver
“It mav mean.” Schweinhaut said.
"that both the Alcohol Tax Unit
agent, who will give the testimony,
and I will be guilty of violating the
act, but the court has ruled that it is
admissable and I intend to submit it
to the jury.”
In arguing that the testimony
should be admitted, Schweinhaut re
lied on the Supreme Court decision
in the Olmstead case. In substance,
this decision was that evidence ob
tained by tapping the phone wires of
a California bootlegger, in the ab
sence of any trespass on his property,
did not constitute an illegal search
and was admissable against him.
John J. Mitchell, Alcohol Tax Unit
employe who placed the “tap” on the
phone wires of the defendants, testi
fied yesterday that he accomplished
this by representing himself to be an
employe of the telephone company.
He said he did not have the permis
sion of either the company or the
subscriber when he tapped the wires
leaded to a phone listed as Potomac
3830. allegedly used by one of the
He also said he did not learn of
the provisions of the communications
act until a few days ago.
Heard 1,300 Conversations.
In his opening statement, Schwein
haut told the jury the tax unit agents
had listened in on approximately
I, 300 conversations over the tapped
wires. Many of these were calls made
between Washington and Trenton, N.
J. , and he said he planned to intro
duce testimony concerning the nature
of some 50 of the conversations. The
act says a $500 fine shall be imposed
in the case of each interstate phone
conversation divulged.
The defense throughout the trial
has objected to Introduction of any
evidence obtained as a result of the
wire tapping, contending that evi
dence obtained illegally by the Gov
ernment cannot be admissable at a
"It is a flagrant violation of the
(See~WIREyf AP, Page 4.)
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Discovery Is Favored to Win
$105,000 Santa Anita Handicap
60.000 Expected to Witness Race Which
Holds Interest for Washington Fans.
Los Angeles Stirred by Race.
Staff Correspondent of The Star.
“Lucky" Baldwin, legendary figure of a bygone era, would be the most
surprised guy in the world if he could return from his grave and see what
they are doing in his back yard this afternoon.
Fifteen horses—the best there are in this country—are competing in
the Santa Anita Handicap for a purse,;.
mai easily couia nave Dougnt me
8.000-odd acres that Mr. Baldwin
purchased here more than half a
century ago.
And at least 60,000 persons are ex
pected to watch the fun, with most
of them firmly convinced that young
Alfred G. Vanderbilt’s great Discovery
will run away with the $105,000 pot
of gold that goes to the winner.
It’s amazing the way Los Angeles
has taken the race to its heart. Always
a city that knows no adjectives short
of "colossal” and “stupendous” the
town is as hopped up over the race as
Louisville ever was over a derby.
Every bell hop and bartender has his
own idea of the winner, of course, but
most of them are pretty well sold on
the idea that it will be Discovery
by about four lengths.
As a result. Discovery probably will
be about 6 to 5 when they go post
ward along about 7:15 p.m. (Wash
ington time.) If the press box had
its way about it, the big five-year-old
son of Display would be odds-on. as
he has been in every one of his last
17 races since he broke the world’s
record for one and one-eighth miles
in the Brooklyn Handicap last sum
The big chestnut has drawn the
No. 12 post position, which shouldn’t
do any particular harm to his chances.
In fact, to hear Vanderbilt and Dis
covery’s rider, Johnny Bejshak. tell it. j
there isn’t anything that could affect ,
Discovery’s chances.
Aside from the amount of money
involved—and it’s more than is put
up for any other horse race in the
world—it’s a particularly interesting
race from a Washington angle.
First, of course, there's Discovery, 5
whose home lot is up in the Worthing
ton valley of Maryland and whose
owner is the son of Mrs. Charles
Amory, whose Baltimore father made
a fortune out of bromo seltzer.
Then there’s F. A. Carreaud’s Time
Supply which was bred at the old
Ed McLean estate at Leesburg, Va. j
He won his »irst race at Havre de j
Grace and still holds the track record
(See SANTA ANITA. Page 2.)
Parking Violation Charges Are
Raised—Snell Blocks
Resolution. .
Representative Blanton. Democrat,
of Texas arose to a question of per
sonal privilege in the House today
and presented a resolution asking
that the House Office Building Com
mission be instructed to study charges
that members of Congress are violating
traffic laws, especially in regard to
parking, and to report back to the
House what action should be taken
Minority Leader Snell made a
point of order against the resolution.
Representative Blanton argued that
he would not defend any member of
Congress who violates traffic rules
and said that no member has any
right to park at a fire plug, even
using the special tags which Congress
authorized in 1#31.
Representative Rich, Republican, of
Pennsylvania in a vehement man
ner told the House: “I have heard
members of Congress damn the cous.
They have no more right in this re
spect than any other citizen.”
Speaker Byrnes ruled that the
Blanton resolution is not a matter
affecting the privilege of the House.
New York Educator Dies.
NEW YORK. February 22 (VP).—
Charles R. Richards, 70, educator,
died yesterday. He had taught tech
nical arts in several colleges.
Court Avoids Ruling on Validity
of Entire Law, Limiting De
cision to One Point.
By the Associated Press.
CHARLOTTE. N. C.. February 22.—
The utilities holding company act of
1935 was held partially invalid today
by the Fourth United States Circuit
Court of Appeals, but it did not rule
on the constitutionality of the entire
The ruling was on the case of Burco,
Inc., of Baltimore, which was seeking i
to force the trustees of the American
States Public Service Co., its bankrupt
debtor, to register with the Securities
and Exchange Commission.
The court held the American States
bankruptcy administration case was
an intrastate case and was specific in
pointing out the decision applied only
to that specific case.
The decision was a victory for the
Government in that it has sought to
avoid a constitutional test prior to a
decision on its suit against the Electric
Bond & Share Co.
Sentenced for 12 Killings.
SCHWERIN, Germany, February 22
(A>).—Twelve death sentences and an
order for emasculation were pro
nounced today on Adolf Seefeld, an
itinerant watchmaker known as
"Uncle Ticktock,” who was convicted
of slaying 12 boys over a period of
two years.
Charges Against C. U. Athletes
Nolle Prossed in Police Court
Charges of drunkenness, disorderly
conduct and assault on an officer
against three Catholic University ath
letes which grew out of an alleged
fight with Officer William A. Schotter
following their Orange Bowl victory
banquet on February 4 were nolle
pressed In Police Court today. One
defendant failed to appear and for
feited a *15 collateral.
The drunkenness and disorderly
charges against George Mulligan, 20,
and Edward Karpowitch, 23, both
members of the C. U. foot ball team,
were nolle pressed by Assistant Cor
poration Counsel James W. Lauder
dale, who said he believed “the best
interests of all concerned" were being
served by his action.
He allowed Edward J. Lynch, 35, a
former star athlete at the university,
to forfeit collateral. Jack Y. Regan,
30, another former member of the
team, who now lives at 3102 Haw
thorne street, never has been charged.
He still is confln4| to Walter Reed
Hospital with a fRctured skull suf
fered when it is alleged to hsv* been
The charge of assault against the
trio were nolle prossed by David A.
Hart, assistant U. S. District Attorney
in charge of Police Court. Hart made
the following notation oh the papers:
“Release has been made showing of
ficer not at fault. In view of the
fact all the defendants are about to
graduate from college, these cases
were nolle prossed.”
The charges against the three
men grew out of an alleged attack
on Officer Schotter when he attempted
to place them under arrest on charges
of drunkenness and disorderly con
duct. The officer claimed Mulligan,
Karpowitch and Lynch attacked him
when he tried to arrest Regan.
When the men appeared in court,
February 6, all of them showed marks
of an affray, one of them having a
severe bruise over his right eye, an
other with a lump on his Jaw. Offi
cer Schotter came to court without
a mark to show for his set-to with
the four athletes.
Hoffman Informs Whited,
Sourlands Logger, of De
sire for Conference.
Man Who Put Hauptmann in
Vicinity of Lindbergh Home
Resents Parley Plea.
Convicted one year ago this
month, Bruno Hauptmann, through
his attorneys, has sought unsuc
cessfully to establish innocence of
kidnaping and killing Lindbergh
Sentenced to die on night of
January 17, he was granted re
prieve on day before by Gov. Hoff
man. Latter then ordered renewal
of investigation, but no new evi
dence in case has been revealed.
This week Hauptmann again was
sentenced to death in electric
chair, during week of March 30.
By the Associated Press.
TRENTON, N. JM February 22.—
Millard Whited, one of the State's
star witnesses at the trial of Bruno
Richard Hauptmann, was located at
Lambertville today and informed that
Gov. Harold G. Hoffman wants to
question him about his testimony and
statements he had made to State
police before the trial.
Prosecutor Anthony M. Hauck, jr„
of Hunterdon County, a member of
the prosecution staff at the trial, said
Whited had been found by William
Rittenhouse, one of his investigators.
Whited told Rittenhouse, the pros
ecutor said, he wished to talk to a
lawyer. Hauck previously had said
Whited would be questioned only if
he submitted voluntarily, and that
if he wished advice of counsel T-Teuelr
would abide by his wishes and do
nothing until the Sourlands logger
had consulted an attorney.
May Confer Today.
There was a possibility, Hauck said,
that Whited might go to the prose
cutor’s office in Clinton this after
noon. He did not disclose where
Whited would be questioned if he
agrees to such questioning. This will
be left to the discretion of the Gov
ernor, who reached his decision to
question Whited at a conference witn
Hauck and C. Lloyd Fisher, Haupt
manns chief counsel, last night
Whited, it was understood, felt the
authorities had no reason to detain
him for questioning because he is not
wanted as a witness in any unsolved
Under the New Jersey law a person
may be held 48 hours for questioning
in an unsolved crime, but the law,
officials said, would have no bearing
on this case.
Whited was one of the two wit
nesses who placed Hauptmann in the
(See HAUPTMANN, Page 4.)
Duke Company Loses Fight on
Buzzard Roost Project in
South Carolina.
CHARLOTTE. N. C„ February 22.—
The Fourth United States Circuit
Court of Appeals ruled against the
Duke Power Co. today in its effort
to prevent construction of a proposed
$3,000,000 publicly-owned hydro-elec
tric plant at Buzzard Roost, S. C., with
Public Works Administration funds.
The court reversed the decision of
Judge H. H Watkins of the Western
District Court of South Carolina, who
granted the power company an in
junction December 31.
Greenwood County, S. C., which
proposes to build the plant with P.
W. A. funds, and Secretary Ickes,
P. W. A. administrator, appealed
Judge Watkins' decision.
As the case involded the consti
tutional right of the Public Works Ad
ministration to make loans for
projects of that character, it was re
garded as an important test of the
New Deal power policy.
The Airport
What have other cities done
to solve the problem of an
adequate air terminal, one of
the most harrassing issues
confronting Washington offi
cials today?
The Star assigned Alice
Rogers Hager to find out the
answer to that question.
Literally taking wings, Mrs.
Hager flew thousands of miles,
visited numerous airports and
interviewed many municipal
and aviation executives to get
a complete story of the pub
licly-owned airport. What it
must offer, how it may be built,
the provisions that must be
made for ever larger and faster
airplanes, these are some of
the questions to which she
found a ready-made answer in
many of the country's larger
Her story, one of especial in
terest to all Washingtonians,
will appear in the Feature
The Sunday Star
• Because of the
holiday there will
be no 5:30 or Night
Final editions of
today’s Star. *
Let's Look At the Record
Daily Average for Month of January
Date BvmUm Av&ajw II Sunday AvwaVe
———— star Gain Star Gain
January, 1934 116,557 127,010
January, 1935 124,954 8,397 129,184 “ 2,174
January, 1936 130.046 5109211137.356 8[l72"1
Gain 2 years.. 13,489 10,346
—and from January, 1930, to January, 1936.
Evening gam, 19,980 Sunday gain, 22,131 A
TW* before the Noon Edition,swhich storted Februery, 17, IHl

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