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WEATHER. j “ (D. 8. Weather Bureau Forecast ) I Cloudy, probably occasional rain tonight ▼ J The Only evening Danei* W\W |VV4* “ Washington with the tures—Highest, 41, at noon today; lowest, I I ■ I I I U I ■ I Associated PreSS NeWS | •fl'Jl'II' /VVV/V I and Wirephoto Services, Closing New York Market., P.ge 14 _ MORNING EDITION __Circulation Over 140,000 No. 33,536. araia^s^aa.-K'g_Washington, d. c., Monday. February 24, 1938-thirty-two' pages. *** «■>M..„. J7Z two cents'^ MAI. GEN. HAGOOD. CRITIC OF l P. A, RELIEVED OF POST 8th Corps Commander Or dered Home by Direction of President. '‘ROUTINE PROCEDURE ” CHIEF OF STAFF SAYS Officer Urged Spending of Relief “Stage Money” for “Permanent Good.”—Assailed Projects. By the Associated Press. Maj. Gen. Johnson Hagood was Summarily relieved from his command of the 8th Corps Area at San An tonio. Tex., today and ordered by President Roosevelt’s direction to his home and "await orders." Hagood in recent testimony before a House Appropriations Subcommittee suggested that Congress take advan tage of what he termed "W. P. A. stage money” and use it to improve housing at Armv Dosts. The order relieving him of com mand at Fort Sam Houston, Tex., headquarters of the 8th Corps Area, was issued on February 21, but not made public until today. No explanation of his removal was forthcoming immediately in War De partment quarters. Text of Order. The order, which appeared in the ' regular War Department orders is sued daily, said: “By direction of the President. Maj.: Gen. Johnson Hagood, U. S. A., is re lieved from assignment to the com mand of the 8th Corps Area and further duty at Fort Sam Houston Tex. Maj. Gen. Hagood will proceed to his home and await orders. The travel directed is necessary in the military service.” The order was signed by Gen. Malin Craig, Army chief of staff, by order of the Secretary of War. When asked the reason for the un expected order, Craig said he had "no comment” on what he described as a routine administrative procedure. The chief of staff said he had no im mediate new assignment in mind for Hagood. Urged Army Housing. In his testimony on the War De partment appropriation bill. Hagood urged that $150,000,000 be used for Army housing. “At the present time.” he said, “there is a vast flow of silver—I won’t1 say gold—spreading out all over the country like mud. £ “It will soon dry up without any thing permanent to show for it. I shall not be accused of profanity when I say, ‘For God's sake, put some of it Into stone and steel.’ ’’ Hagood said he was “not familiar with the various pockets in which Uncle Sam keeps his money” but understood that "there is budget money, which is very hard to get; there is P. W. A. money which is not so hard to get. and then there is a vast quantity of W. P. A. money which ts very easy to get for trifling projects but almost impossible to get for any thing worth while.” , "Stage Money” Charge. The general said he called W. P. A. : funds “stage money” because “you can pass it around, but you cannot get anything out of it in the end.” "It is harder for me to get 5 cents to buy a lead pencil than to get a thousand dollars to teach hobbies to C. C. C. boys.” he testified. “Under W. P. A. I can get $200 to build a gravel walk to the garden house, but I cannot get $10 to repair a ‘busted' cteam pipe.” HAGOOD DECLINES COMMENT. General Says He Has Received No Word of Order. SAN ANTONIO, Tex.. February 24 OP).—Maj. Gen. Johnson Hagood. or- I dered relieved from duty as com- j mander of the 8th Corps Area here, •aid today he had received no word of the order from Washington. GENERAL ALWAYS OUTSPOKEN. Army Officials Blame Frankness for Removal From Post. The penchant of Maj. Gen. Johnson Hagood, dapper commander of the 8th Corps Area and war-time chief of the S. O. S. on Gen. Pershing's staff in France, for speaking his mind Is held responsible among high rank ing Army officials for his summary re moval to his home to await orders. It it not the first time that Gen Hagood. below average size, but ad mittedly one of the Army’s most pro gressive soldiers, has violated the (See HAGOOD, Page 4.)~" “RARESTBEARCUBS” ARE BORN AT ZOO Quartet Produced by Crossmating of Brown and White Animals. Zoo officials today proudly an nounced the birth of four of the world’s rarest bear cubs, a cross be tween a kodiak mother and a polar bear father. Headkeeper William H. Blackburne learned the good news shortly after the arrival of the cubs Friday, but kept the secret lest undue attention annoy the mother in her den. The same cross-mating between the brown and white bears produced two cubs about this time last year, but the tiny, silver-gray creatures lived only a few weeks. STABBED PRISONER DIES Peter Smith, colored, serving a three - month sentence at the Dis trict Workhouse at* Ocooquan, died there Saturday night shortly after he was - stabbed by another colored in mate with a crudely filed table knife.. % * Ordered 4Home’ --——MOB—a MAJ. GEN. JOHNSON HAGOOD. SOVIET ASKS TOKIO FOR PEACE BODY Proposes Commission to Halt Mongolian Border Clashes. By the Associated Press. * MOSCOW, February 24 —A Soviet suggestion that immediate steps be uisen 10 nait incidents on tne Doraers of Manchukuo and Outer Mongolia confronted Japan today with a vir tual Russo-Mongolian joint stand against any Japanese-Manchukuan aggression. Vice Commissar for Foreign Affairs B. S. Stomoniakoff proposed to Jap anese Ambassador Tamekichl Ota, in a week end conference, that a mixed commission be appointed to study means for preventing the clashes on the Manchukuan - Mongolian fron tiers. While the Japanese Ambassador consulted the Tokio government by wire concerning the suggestion, neu tral observers gave special attention to StomoniakofT’s assertion that Soviet relations with Outer Mongolia have been "unalterably friendly." No Invasion Tolerated. They interpreted this as an open indication that Moscow would not tolerate any invasion of the Far Eastern buffer state, delivering an advance answer to any question as to whether Russia would intervene in the event of an attack on Mongolia. Ota, after receiving the suggestion for an inquiry into Manchukuan Mongolian incidents, informed Sto moniakoff that the Japanese govern ment could not accept a Soviet pro posal for inclusion of neutrals in a mixed commission to investigate the January 30 clash on the Soviet Far Eastern and Manchukuan border. The Soviet vice commissar agreed that PllCCionc tl’/villH nortinlnnin in — commission consisting only of Japa nese. Russians and Manchukuans if the Soviet delegation was equal to the combined Japanese and Manchu kuan delegations. Ota also consulted his government on this stand. The government press followed up the official declaration that the Par Eastern situation was causing the Soviet Union “serious concern” with statements that the danger of war was “increasingly apparent.” Red Army Anniversary. The statements were issued yester day in connection with the eighteenth anniversary of the organization of the Red Army, now a force of 1.300, 000 men, which the newspapers as serted was the Soviet answer to any threats of war by Japan or Germany. Gains by the proletarians in the Japanese parliamentary elections were said by the Soviet press to reflect a growing dissatisfaction with the Japanese military “adventures” on the mainland. The newspapers, however, stated that further "provocatory raids” were planned on Mongolian border posts, basing their predictions on an accu sation that the Japanese were con centrating troops near Lake Bpr on the Mongolian frontier. Marshal Vasile Bluchery com mander of tne Soviet Par Eastern Army, issued a statement in connec tion with the Red Army anniversary calling on his Par Eastern troops to be ready to spring to the defense of Soviet frontiers on a minute’s notice. 0 Indorsed for Commander. SANFORD, Fla., February 24 OP).— The fourth district conference of the American Legion, comprising 16 posts in North and Central Florida, yes terday indorsed Quimby Melton, pub lisher of the Griffin, Ga„ Daily News, for national commander. i Perjury Action May Result From Charges Against Hauptmann Identifier. SWORE HE SAW BRUNO NEAR LINDBERGH HOME Governor Stresses Fact That Log ger Was State's Lone Witness for Extradition. By the Associated Press. TRENTON, N. J„ February 24 Gov. Harold G. Hoffman today ac cused Millard Whited. Sourland Mountain lumberjack and one of the State’s chief witnesses against Bruno Richard Hauptmann, with "lying.” a charge which might be the basis of perjury action against him. The Governor, who questioned Whited at length Saturday, said the ! "printed and written record shows that he was lying.” Whited was one of the two witnesses j who placed Hauptmann near the Lind- i comic c»v iiu^ncu nuuui me j time of the kidnaping, March 1. 1932. The Sourland logger was the only witness New Jersey called at Haupt- j m nn's extradition hearing in New York to place the Bronx carpenter near the scene of the crime. Whited . swore he saw Hauptmann prowling around the Lindbergh grounds on two occasions late in February, 1932. He repeated this testimony at the Flem- > ington trial. Whited’s Credibility Attacked. The defense, both at the extradition hearing and at the trial, produced wit nesses who attacked Whited's credi bility. Whited held to his identifica tion. and Saturday told Gov. Hoffman that he had described the prowler to Col. Charles A. Lindbergh the day after the kidnaping. “In view of the fact that there seems to be a studied effort to sup press from the public certain impor tant information concerning the Hauptmann case and my interest in it from the standpoint of seeing that final and complete justice is done in the matter,” the Governor said, “I wish to make this further statement in connection with Millard Whited: “I did not question this man upon i whose identification Hauptmann was brought back from the Bronx to stand trial in New Jersey because I thought he was not telling the truth, but because the printed and written record shows that he was lying. “On April 26, 1932, he gave to the Otnto 1 _1 .4.4_4 ! which he said that he had never seen any cars or suspicious persons in the ; woods nor in the vicinity of the Lindbergh home. His next signed statement is dated October 6, 1934, 1 when, after having been repeatedly shown photographs of Hauptmann by Corpl. Wolf of the State police and having been promised payment and a part of the reward, he went to the Bronx County Jail and identified Hauptmann as a man he had seen twice in the vicinity of the Lindbergh home prior to March 1, 1932.” The Governor said he had both signed statements in his possession, j On Saturday he issued photostatic copies of the April 26, 1932, state- i ment. “The ‘alibi boys’ may try to laugh ! this off. but if these records and the wide discrepancy in the testimony given by Whited at the Plemington trial are not significant,” he said, “then I do not know just what is im portant in this case.” Untruth Held Deliberate. Prosecutor Anthony M. Hauck, Jr., of Hunterdon County, who was pres ent when Whited was questioned Sat urday, explained that Whited had purposely lied to the two detectives who questioned him in 1932 because he did not know them and his sus picious nature moved him to tell un truths. There was apparently no written record of Whited’s report to Lindbergh, but Hauck said he and other prose nntinn /vffinlnlo U« A Whited’s statement to Lindbergh long before the trial. He said there was no necessity of calling Col. Lindbergh back from England to confirm the statement. A report that Gov. Hoffman plans to make another death house visit to Hauptmann and possibly reprieve him at the last minute spurred prosecu tion officials into renewed action. Attorney, General David T. Wilentz, who headed the prosecution staff at the Flemington trial, planned to leave Miami, Fla., where he has been va cationing, for Trenton today. On his arrival he will call a con ference to his staff to prepare answers to the Governor's doubts that the kld nap-slaying of Col. Lindbergh's baby was a one-man job. The defense, bolstered by the Gov < See HAUPTMANNrPage A-V.) ONCE AGAIN Let’s Look At the Reeord THE EVENING & SUNDAY STAR NET PAID CIRCULATION Daily Average for Month of January Date January, 1934 January, 1935 January, 1936 Evening Star 116,557 124,954 130,046 Dally Average Gain 8,397 5,092 Sunday Star 127,010 129,184 137,356 Sunday Average Gain 2,174 8,172 1 warn i years.. 13,489 10,348 —and from January, 1930, to January, 1936. Evening gain, 19,980. Sunday gain, 22,131. ALBERT C. RITCHIE DIES SUDDENLY IN BALTIMORE HOME Body of 4-Time Maryland Governor to Lie in State in Church Tuesday. OUTSPOKEN AS ENEMY OF NEW DEAL POLICIES Eight Tanks of Oxygen Adminis tered in Vain Effort at Revival. Funeral Wednesday. By the Associated Press. BALTIMORE, February 24—For mer Gov. Albert C. Ritchie, vigorous advocate of States' rights and a pioneer in the movement that led to prohibition repeal, died suddenly at his apartment here early today. He was in his 60th year. A stroke apparently caused the death of the noted Marylander, a contender for the Democratic presi dential nomination at the 1932 con vention in Chicago. The end came about 1:45 a.m., less than two hours alter he was stricken. Funeral services are to be conducted Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Christ Protes tant Episcopal Church, by Right Rev. Edward T. Helfenstein, bishop of the Protestant Episcopal diocese, and Rev. S. Thorne Sparkman, rector of the church. Body to Lie in State. Ritchie was a member of the church and his father was warden there for nanv years. The body will lie in state at the church Tuesday. Burial will be made Wednesday in the Greenmount Cem etery plot of his mother and father. Flags over State and other public buildings were flown at half mast today. State offices will close Wed nesday at 2 p.m. to allow State em ployes to attend the funeral. Death ended speculation over the possibility of his taking a leading role in opposition to renomination of President Roosevelt at this year's Democratic convention in Philadel phia. His outspoken criticism that Roosevelt New Deal policies tended to circumvent the Constitution and en gulf States’ rights stamped him as an outstanding figure among intra party foes of the administration. Expected to Make Fight. He was looking forward to making a fight "within the party.” in his own words, to force the national admln ittraUon to "go back to the platform of 1932.” He had planned, intimate friends disclosed, to make this fight at the convention and considered a speaking tour to urge a return to the platform of four years ago, which he helped to write. His last public utterance was on the Constitution. Addressing a church meeting across the street from his home a few hours before his death, he had sharply criticized centraliza tion of Government at Washington as opposed to constitutional tenets. Ritchie, overshadowing political figure in Maryland for 15 years—until his defeat in 193* for a fifth term as Governor—was alone in his apartment when he became fatally ill. Sensing the seriousness of his con dition, he hurriedly summoned liis per sonal secretary, Mrs. Elizabeth W. Cmifh from Hot* Home. oHnni miHnioHt Mrs. Smith found him seated, helpless and in a semi-conscious condition in a chair, near the telephone. Two Doctors Summoned. After several unsuccessful attempts to reach nearby physicians, she located Dr. Cecil Bagley, who. with Dr. Rich ard Coblentz, hurried to the former Governor's apartment. They found Ritchie lying on the floor of his study, where he apparently had fallen while his secretary was summoning aid. He was unconscious and while Dr. Bagley administered artificial respira tion, he ordered oxygen tanks from the Are department. Eight tanks of oxygen were administered, but Ritchie failed to rally. The only recent intimation that his health had not improved within the last two years was an inflammation of the eye developing last September. This prevented his making a scheduled address in Boston and necessitated (See-RITCHIE, Page~A~5') -•-. TRIO ROBS STORE, FLEES WITH $35 rwo Men and Woman Hold Up Manager of Grocery Firm. Two colored men and a colored woman held up the Sanitary Grocery 3tore at 1016 North Capitol street his afternoon and fled with $35 from ;he safe, after hitting John Bittle, 35, he manager, over the head with the putt of a sawed-off shotgun. Bittle, who lives at 916 Ninth street northeast, was taken to Sibley Hos pital. where his condition was said o be not serious. He was alone in the store at the ;ime. Readers’ Guide Amusements .B-16 Answers to Questions_A-8 Comics- .B-13 Cross-word Puzzle..B-13 Editorial . A-8 Financial--A-13 Lost and Found_A-9 Radio.. B-10 Serial Story_B-7 Short Story. B-8 Society t_ B-2 Sports.A-ll-12 Washington Wayside_B-5 Women’s Features.——B-12 ' $ _MODERNIST BORAH PAINTS AN “OLD MASTER!” i THIRTEEN STATES 7 Die in California, While Warmer Weather Melts Nation’s Deep Snows. By the Associated Press. CHICAGO, February 24.—Floods threatened to take their annual toll of lives and property damage in at least 13 States today. Seven persons were dead in Cali fornia where streams inundated thou sands of acres. Two more were miss- j ing on a Government navigation light ' tender's houseboat which disappeared f*om the mouth of the Green River in Indiana. They were George Pete and his wife. The flood-threatened States included , California, Idaho. Texas. Iowa, Ne- j braska, South Dakota. Missouri. Illi- 1 note, Indiana. Ofate. Kentucky, Mtctn- j i gan ana t-ennsyivama. Red Cross officials, the Coast Guard 1 and other governmental agencies as sisted thousands of families in threat ; ened lowlands to move their live stock and personal belongings to safer terri tory. A sharp rise in temperatures over a wide area yesterday from Northern Minnesota to New York and in the South from California to Alabama added to the flood dangers. Forecaster C. A. Donnel of Chicago said today would be even warmer. Unusually heavy snows and con tinued subfreezing temperatures gen- ! erally in the Northern half of the Nation added to the flood menace. Many cities stored explosives to (See FLOOD, Page A-10.) -• THAWING BAIN WILL FREE RIVER — Warmer Weather Is Forecast, but Little Flood Danger Is Seen Here. Warmer weather and a thawing rain were in sight today as the Potomac above Washington lay locked under heavy Ice. This condition extends to tributaries in a basin partially covered by snow. No flood danger is anticipated here, however, unless several days of thaw ing weather serve to loosen the icy deposits and precipitate them down stream in a general movement. The current forecast is for “cloudy and probable occasional rains tonight and tomorrow. Rising temperatures with a low tonight of about 50 de grees. Moderate to fresh south and southwest winds.’’ The mercury today had risen above freezing and gave promise of mount ing well into the 40’s under sunny skies. At Harpers Perry this morning, at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac, the ice held fast and the river was at a normal level fol lowing several days of sub-freezing weather. The ice was gradually softening and clearing away in the lower Poto mac and on Chesapeake Bay. Both have been virtually closed to naviga tion for weeks. The Coast Guard cutters Seneca and Saukee reported slow but steady progress in breaking ice in the lower __ In the channels bordering Wash ington, from 10 inches to several feet of ice remains. Tugs towing gravel barges have been the only craft able to keep a channel open. The Coast Guard cutter Travis re ported that four boats out of Cris fleld, Md., had been able to break through the softening ice to Tangier Island, oil the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The island and its Ashing colony have been ice-bound for weeks. SWANSON l§ BETTER Hie condition of Secretary Swanson, who has been ill of pleurisy and a fractured rib, was reported today to be considerably better than it «m two days ago. v#? Capt. George C. Thomas; Naval Hospital commandant, said the 74 year-old Navy chief’s Improvement "continues slowly" and that he Is "getting along as well as anybody I 1 could exnect.” Child Health Camp Will Be Relocated At Bald Eagle Hill Will Replace Plant of Tuberculosis Associa tion at Upshur Street. Bald Eagle Hill, property of the National Capital Parks, was selected today as the site for the new Children's Health Camp to be constructed by the Works Progress Administration and operated by the District Tuber culosis Association. Bald Eagle Hill is located immedi ately east of Blue Plains at the District line in southeast Washington. Selection of the site was made after several months of search by a special committee created last Pall. The committee was composed of En gineer Commissioner Dan I. Sultan, Arno B. Cammerer. of the National (See HEALTH, Page 10.) ... • Official removed for Refusal to Sign Governor’s Warrants. By the Associated Press. ATLANTA, February 24.—Gov. Eu gene Talmadge removed Controller General William B. Harrison from office today, commissioning Adjt. Gen. Lind ley Camp to serve the order, for Harrison's refusal to countersign war rants under the Talmadge “dictator ship-’ set up in the absence of a 1936 appropriations act. The Governor's order suspended Harrison until the 1937 session of the State Legislature. Adjt. Gen. Camp, who heads the State's National Guard, went to Harri son's office and escorted him from his post. Camp was in civilian attire. “Wants Some Soldiers." Several National Guardsmen in civilian clothes stood outside the door as the adjutant general was closeted with Harrison and remained there after Harrison left. Camp said that when he went in to serve the suspension notice Harrison told him “I want some soldiers.” Camp said he answered, "I’m some soldiers.” The Governor’s order removing Har rison said: "It appears from trustworthy in formation that the controller general of Georgia. William B. Harrison, grossly neglects his duties and is guilty of conduct plainly violative of his duties and demeans himself in office to the hazard of the public funds and credit of the State.” The order placed G. B. Carreker. oKiaf oUfie nf rw>nartmpnt. of Agriculture when Talmadge was agri cultural commissioner, in the office of controller general. Carreker’s first act was to sign the warrant of more than $100,000 for the State’s charity institutions, which Harrison had refused to sign. The warrant immediately was trans mitted to Treasurer George B. Hamil ton, who placed it in an inside coat pocket, with the announcement: “I am taking it under advisement.” Hamilton has said he would back up the ousted controller general by refusing to sign any warrants for 1936 revenue. Gov. Talmadge actually took over the financial "dictatorship'’ of the State January 1 because of the fail ure of the 1935 Legislature to neact an appropriations bill. ; ETHIOPIANS SLAY N POSH 1 • Italian Line Penetrated in Makale-Aduwa Sector. Is Report. R fCKCROVN D— Reports of recent weeks from both fronts in Ethiopia have bnen of consistent success on part of Italian troops. In both sectors Ethiopians were declared retreat ing after heavy losses. Few days ago Emperor Haile Selassie was reported appealing to League of Nations for peace negotiations. Effective weapon in Italian ag gression has been air force, pride of II Ducc and for which Ethiopia has little defense. By the Associated Press. Ethiopian sources declared today that their soldiers had cut through Italian lines between Makale and Aduwa. killing hundreds of Italian troops, in a sudden thrust to the northward. i This report was not verified by Italian sources which, instead, re ! ported that the army under the com i mand of Marshal Pietro Badoglio was continuing its move toward its im mediate objective of Amba Alaji. With the Italians known to be within 15 miles of that objective. Italian newspapers were ready to print extras concerning its rapture, as soon as the Italian government an nounreri it HUNDREDS REPORTED KILLED ADDIS ABABA, February 24 (yP).— Ethiopian troops penetrated the northern Italian line of communica tion between Makala and Aduwa. a government communique said today, and killed hundreds of Italian and . native Eritrean soldiers. The government announced today that its troops had killed 412 Italians, destroyed 15 bomb depots and cap tured 30 tanks in an engagement in the region of Aksum. The Ethiopian forces were com manded by Ras Imru, a cousin of Emperor Haile Selassie, and governor of Gojjam province, where a rebellion recently was suppressed. The fight was Ras Imru’s first engagement with the Italians. A government communique said an unspecified number of trucks and (.See WAR, Page 3.) -• LEWIS FIGHTS TRADE PACT WITH FRANCE “Or Any Other Nation Which Cheats Us Out of War Debts,” He Says. By the Associated Press. Senator Lewis, Democrat, of Illi nois, told the Senate today the United States should decline to negotiate a trade treaty with Prance or any other nation “which deliberately cheats us out of the billions they owe us on the war debts.” Reading press accounts of French efforts to negotiate an extension of the Franco-American mast-favored nation treaty and of a tri-partite loan arrangement between Great Britain, France and Rumania, Lewis said: “Instead • of reciprocity, the hour of retaliation is at hand." He said the United States should announce a policy whereby it would decline to enter any commercial treaties with any nations which “rifle our Treasury while lending to other nations for profit or for war.” 1# Blue Streak ~lc I m Moon Edition JL The NOON EDITION of The Stor will continue to be sold by newsboys ond newstonds throughout the | city ot ONE CENT per copy until further notice. IJuft Think ot it! 1 s AGRICULTURE BILL PARES ESTIMATES, BUT TOTAL GAINS Reappropriations of Old Balances Help Spending Exceed Current Rate. HOUSE’S FARM MEASURE CONFEREES ARE NAMED Shelter Belt Funds Are Disal lowed—Soil Conservation Serv ice Is Regular Item. RACKGROVXD— Seven weeks from invalidation of A. A. A.. Congress now faces dis agreement between House and Senate on terms of substitute farm legislation. Measure passed by both branches is based upon scheme of Federal subsidies for soil conservation; issue which threatens new delay is whether tenant farmers or landlords should receive benefits in property so used. Program is expected to cost about $500,000.000 per year. By the Associated Press. A $161 863.147 Agriculture Depart ment, appropriation bill for the 1937 fiscal year was laid before the House today as the new $500,000,000 soil conservation farm program headed for conference on House and Senate differences. Meanwhile, the House agreed quick i ly today to a conference with the Sen ate on the latter. Speaker Byrns named these mem bers of the Agriculture Committee as conferees: Chairman Jones. Democrat, of Texas; Representatives Fulmer, D mocrat. of South Carolina: Doxev. Democrat, of Mississippi: Hope. Re publican. of Kansas, and Kinzer, Re publican. of Pennsylvania. Although, from the viewpoint of ac tual new money appropriated, the supply bill was $28,525,857 under bud get estimates, there were reappropria tions of unexpended balances totaling $18,000,000. The measure was. at the same time. $21 635.563 above current appropriations, not counting reappro priatiohs. In addition, the bill allowed $4. 000.000 for the Farm Credit Adminis tration—the same as this year. Shelter-Belt Funds Out. I Following the policy laid down in the War Department supply measure, the Appropriations Committee refused to allow $1,000,000 requested in the budget for the shelter-belt program of tree planting in the Great Plains. In the war bill. $29,000,000 for carrying on the Passamaquoddy tide water dam and other projects started under emergency funds, as was the shelter-belt, was disallowed on grounds those works had not been approved previously by Congress. The principal provision for using unspent balances, which otherwise would revert to the Treasury, was $17,500,000 for elimination of diseased cattle work—the amount requested in the budget. Substitute A. A. A. Included. Chiefly accounting for the measure's total increase over this year's funds was inclusion of the soil conservation service for the first time as a regular item under the Agriculture Depart ment. The committee cut the $27 500.000 budget estimate to $22,469,265. It is under this law that the substi tute A. A. A. program is being set up. After a fight, the committee over lode the budget and wrote in an au thorization for making $125,000,000 of road contracts in the 1937 fiscal I year pursuant to the Hayden-Cart | wright act. The budget had recom mended that this authorization be postponed a year.. For Federal-aid roads outright, the bill carried the $60,000,000 recommended bv the bud get. and $7,082,600 for forest roads and trails—a $917,400 cut under the budget for the latter work. Weather Bureau Gets Increase. The Appropriations Committee ex plained that of the bill's total, only $25,832,422 might be said to be for ordinary activities of primary benefit to agriculture. The Weather Bureau, upon its presentation that facilties were inade quate to meet public demands, received $3,810,724. or a $371,520 increase over this year and only $99,100 under bud get requests. The added funds includ ed Increases for the forecast and warning service, climatological service, river and flood service, forest fire weather warnings, commercial airway meterological service and restoration of the Apalachicola, Fla., station. Last year increased funds were al lowed for expanding the hurricane warning service. Wheat and Cotton Aided. The committee approved $15,000 not in the budget for soft-wheat inves tigations at the Ohio Experiment Sta tion, and specified that $15,000 of the $406,435 for cotton fiber crops and diseases be used for experimenting in sea island cotton. This was not rec ommended in the budget. Another increase not in the budget wax $5,000 for naval stores investigations and $6,500 for the Alleghany Experiment Station. A new item included in the budget and allowed was $50,000 for purchase of private lands in the Uinta and (See FARM, Page 10.) UUUNNUR SILtNT Makes No Comment on New At tack by Coughlin. Representative O'Connor. Democrat, of New York, had "no comment” to day on a radio speech yesterday in which Father Charles E. Coughlin, Detroit priest, renewed his attack on the New Yorker on grounds he has attempted to block the Frasier-Lemke farm mortgage refinancing bill. A similar attack last week brought from O’Connor a threat to kick Coughlin "from the Capitol to the White Howe." He later apologised for that remark. ? '