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RAIL LABOR CUE Letter on Co-operation in Settling Disputes Has Political Value. BY DAVID LAWRENCE. Although not accompanied by a Single bit of evidence that President Roosevelt was thinking in terms of politics, the letter which he has just sent to the executives of the railroad employers and employes’ organization will take its place as a milestone In the development of the New Deal—a milestone that shows, in this instance at least, an attitude with which con servatives and liberals alike can hard ly quarrel. It may be said that Mr. Roosevelt has stated with splendid precision the limits of the Federal function, and whether anything comes of his pro posal or not, one cannot but feel that nobody has better stated the case for co-operation between capital and la bor without the intervention of politi cal law-making bodies. Naturally in a campaign year every document issued or utterance deliv ered may be scanned for its political significance. The President’s letter is significant because he may be realiz ing that the voters of America are much more interested in constructive solutions that lead to stability than they are in the continuation of the war of class invectives. The Literary Digest vote showed that for one reason or another Mr. Roosevelt had lost many votes, but it did not show that those votes would remain alienated if the President be tween now and November gave con vincing evidence of a determination to help recovery by eliminating the many sources of friction between Gov ernment and business. Tax Proposal Eyeopener. The reaction, for instance, which attended the proposal of a heavy tax on undivided corporate surpluses was an eyeopener here. Tne amendments will be numerous and when the safe-1 guards are finally supplied, the pro posal will be far different from that which greeted the public a week ago. Awareness of the conservative atti tude of millions of voters toward Government intervention by the leg- : Islative process is undoubtedly increas- ] lng here. The President's letter on the rail- j road problem deserves to be read by every employer and every labor leader In America. It is neither a sop to the conservatives nor to the radicals, but a straightforward statement of some truths on labor policy which, while Mr. Roosevelt doesn't say so, applies as much to the Wagner labor act as it does to the transportation industry. In the case of the railroads every thing that the Wagner law has sought | to introduce for businesses engaged in interstate commerce had already been j included in the transportation law ‘ previously put on the statute books but nevertheless the President makes ! the following observation: ■ What disturbs me is the apparent j Inability of the managements and the! men to co-operate in working out such common problems. Issues which ought to be settled by friendly nego tiations are being fought out in the battlegrounds of Congress and the courts. “Legislation has its place. Often it has been necessary for the welfare of both capital and labor or both, but it is a remedy to be taken with great caution or it may prove worse than the disease.” Reasoning Needed Earlier. Had something of the same line of j reasoning been expressed when the ] Wagner law and the Guffey act were j being forced on the country, there j would today be no litigation in the j courts and less uncertainty about cur- i rent business problems. For the two j acts aforementioned added materially to the uncertainty which has envel oped the making of plans and com mitments by industry. If the Govern ment was going to seek to do by legis lation that which ought to be ad- j justed by conference between capital and labor, then the extent of Gov ernment intervention became in itself a factor of much conjecture. Mr. Roosevelt, in his letter to the railroad men, was tackling an old problem—what to do about forcing employes out of work when consolida tions were being compelled. He rec ognizes the importance of efficiency, but he says "sudden steps in this di rection may cause temporary hard ships,” and that “the employes are fairly entitled to protection against such hardships.” Perhaps the most important state ment in Mr. Roosevelt’s communica tion was this comment: "The managements ought to bear In mind that the principle of em ploye protection is steadily finding acceptance among responsible em ployers. It has been applied on the British railways and utilities. It has beejn voluntarily applied by certain lar^e industries in this country, in cluding several railroad companies. It is sound and right, and leading railroad executives have so stated.” * < Promotions and Transfers. What the President undoubtedly ha&in mind is the plan whereby when vacancies occur in certain jobs that areito be eliminated no substitutes are promoted to those jobs or transfers made to fill them. It is a scientific eHort to keep even a superfluous num ber jof men employed for give periods with the expectation that retirement will’eliminate workers in the natural coujpe and thus gradually enable the railioads to adjust themselves to the lobpf problem arising out of consoli dations. Railroad labor haw a powerful hold on Congress. The railroad executives would go to the courts if forced by legislation to do things that may be called extremes. Mr. Roosevelt fore seesihe difficulty and asks that con solidation be worked out by voluntary agreement. It is a task of overwhelm ing proportions, but fortunately both the railroads and labor groups are well organized and hence capable of sitting around a table and making a practical plan. The labor difficulty has rightly held up consolidation plans and the Na tion has not had the benefit of im proved transportation and the se curity owners in railroads have not had the benefit of the economies or efficiencies that would have resulted had there been some progress made on unification of transportation sys tems. Mr. Roosevelt is endeavoring to break the stalemate and his letter charts the course for intelligent co operation with such help or moral aid as the President’s personality and his influence with railroad labor and rail road companies may bring to bear on future conferences. As the stock market people say, It is a “bullish” development. »1 k 1 What’s What Behind News in U. S. Oils Up Sinews of Preparedness in Mys tery Conferences. BY PAUL MALLON. NO OFFICIAL authority really believes war will spring im mediately from Herr Hitler’s latest move, but The leading oil men of the country have been trooping in here during the last week on a very mysterious mission. None of them will say any thing about it, but apparently they were called in by top military authori ties for a little pow waw on pre paredness. It may be denied, but there are good reasons for believing that the military strategists are working out a definite understanding with the major oil producers to build up fuel reserves at certain base points throughout the country. It is not just a routine move, but something new. The military must be always ready. What the diplomatic prophets see behind the Hitler reoccupation of the Rhineland is this: Hitler decided he could get away with another fistic diplomatic ex pansion without bringing on a fight. The military experts here believe he is not yet ready to fight and does not intend to. The obvious threat to France, they say, is not as serious as the indirect threat to Russia. The resulting tremors in Moscow are not as obvious as those in Paris, but equally severe. o§ His offer of a non-aggression pact was a hoax to soften world reaction. After what Hitler has done to treaties, his suggestion of a new one is con sidered something of a joke. The whole shrewd movement is being clas sified in the diplomatic files as an other event which will lead up to war in a year or so, but probably not sooner. War Base Planned. Word has been received in well-in formed quarters that the British are giving serious consideration to the creation of a war industries base in Newfoundland. England's vulnerabil ity to aerial attack has the British war office greatly perturbed, especially in view of the growth of Hitler's air force. The possibility of shifting some of Britain's basic w'ar industries to a safer spot has long been considered. Newfoundland has lately come into favor because Britain still believes her navy can control the seas and convoy munitions to the homeland. Our naval authorities, who have heard about it, do not like the idea. A British war industries base in Newfoundland also means the establishment of a British naval base there1. The unbelievable Hitler is letting word get around the diplomatic corps in Berlin that an "understanding” ex ists between the German and Japa nese general scans, wnecner cne nazis merely are trying to frighten Moscow or whether such an “understanding" actually exists is something our peo ple would like to know'. The jittery reds have been con vinced for some time that a secret alliance exists between Japan and Ger many. They think Hitler will at tack in the west just as soon as the Japanese attack in the east. In fact, the Soviet armed forces are actually organized at the present time with a view to meeting such a dual attack on both fronts. Memel Next Crying Wall. The understanding here is that Hitler will next build up Memel as the “cause eelebre” for starting east ward whenever he decides to go. As soon as the army is ready, you will probably hear wails from Berlin about the treatment of Germans in Memel. Lawyers think the New Dealers backed out of a slum clearance test before the Supreme Court because they had very good reason to expect an adverse decision. Last Winter they filled a petition for review of a decision of a Louisville Federal judge who held that the Government lacked power to condemn land for slum clear ance. Then the petition was sudden ly withdrawn from the Supreme bench. The announced explanation was that the New Deal wanted to get a test in the Circuit Court of Appeals first, but that sounded rather hollow. The real purpose was delay. After losing in the Court of Ap peals. the Government then took the case back to the Supreme Court. But when it was about to be argued, the Government attorney became ill. An other delay was arranged, and now the case has been withdrawn. The official explanation now is that the Government la going to make States and cities buy housing sites in the future. The unofficial one is that the New Deal wanted to avoid another court reverse in view of the political development of the constitutional issue. Young Jumps. Representative Stephen Young ap parently is the New Deal's candidate for the Ohio governorship on alternate Tuesdays and Fridays. Three weeks ago he said he would not be a candi date. Later he issued a statement an nouncing his candidacy, but recalled it within a few hours. The next day he announced he was a candidate. No actual naval agreement will be signed at London. It will merely be initialed. The signing will be ' delayed until the end of the year to permit a new effort to settle naval problems before existing treaties expire. ' * George M. Cohan, who has waved the American flag more than any other rhespian, has been asked to write a tong popularizing the Constitution. (Copyright. 1836.) * » 1 MODIFIED FORM 0FTAX6ILL ASKED House Committee Would Provide “Cushion” to Protect Corporations. BACKGROUND— Because the Supreme Court in validated A. A. A. and Congress passed cash bonus •bill over veto, President Roosevelt requested rev enue legislation to yield additional $620,000,000 annually. Presidential proposal was for sliding scale of assessments on un distributed corporation profits, re placing present corporation income, excess profits and capital stock taxes. Treasury recommendations were for range between 20 and 40 per cent. Principal effect would be to force increase in dividends with tax finally being paid by individuals receiving dividends. By the Associated Press. President Roosevelt's corporation tax revision program moved forward today with the approval of the Democratic majority of the House Ways and Means Committee. But the committee majority in formally approved the plan with the understanding that it should be modi fied to protect corporations in laying aside sufficient reserves to “cushion" the concerns in lean years. This proposal was bitterly opposed by administration experts, who insist ed the program as originally presented did not prevent corporations from buildings up reserves lor a rainy day. With the committee majority’s ap proval, a subcommittee set to work to day to draft the President's recom mendations into bill form, and to work out a system of moderate taxes for "cushion” reserves. "Cushion” Reserves Considered. Despite administration opposition, the Ways and Means Subcommittee was considering several proposals for permitting corporations to lay aside “cushion” reserves without paying high taxes on them. Much discussed tvas a proposal to graduate the tax scale according to the percentage of annual profits turned into surplus. Thus a corpora tion might keep 10 per cent of its profits in surplus without paying more than the present corporation tax of about 16 per cent on it. Speaker Byrns and other adminis tration leaders were opposing this plan. They argued that even with a tax of 33'3 per cent, a corporation could keep half its profits in surplus without pay ing more total taxes than at present. Opposition was reported to have ex pressed by many of the Ways and Means Committee majority members to the President's proposal dor tem porary revival of the processing taxes on a broader but thinner scale. Processing Levies. Committee members were said to have urged that if posible this pro- j posal be dropped and some other j means found to raise the revenue, if , necessary. There was some hope that j the income tax returns next week would be large enough to take the place of the processing levies. In approving the President’s broad 1 proposal for taxing undistributed j corporation profits the Ways and i Means Committee in effect turned | thumbs down on the alternative plans suggested by Treasury experts for rais ing the $620,000,000 asked by the Chief 1 Executive in permanent taxes. The Treasury, in response to con- j gressional queries, said that instead of | the corporation tax, Congress could! levy a sales tax or increase the rates ! and lower the exemptions on personal j incomes. Neither of these proposals \ would be popular with Congress in an election year. ■ > - — -— Robinson (Continued From First Page.) New Hampshire: reconstructing old Fort Vasquez in Colorado, and health projects in Cleveland. “Indeed," he said, “it is high time to get the facts concerning these so called ‘white collar’ workers. Are they entitled to work relief like other classes of citizens? Charges Unfairness. “Now our Republican friends and the Liberty League are highly in censed because the Roosevelt ad ministration decided that musicians, writers and artists out of employ ment should be accorded relief the same as any other group. "So the Liberty League argument boils down to this—in case of war the artists, musicians and writers may have the privilege of being de stroyed by Du Pont gun powder, but in time of peace they must not be given aid through Federal funds.” He contended there was no dis position to “hide anything” about relief expenditures, and in discussing a recent Republican National Com mittee statement charging the ad ministration with suppressing a re port on relief activities, he said: “Well, of course, that wras non sense and most of the newspapers wouldn't even bother to print it * * • when news correspondents asked the ad writers of the National Committee about these misstatements they con fessed themselves in error. "But I have seen no statement as yet in which the committee has been fair enough to retract this effort to falsify the record against the President.” -». 65 Crows Prepared For Big Feast of Illinois Fraternity By the Associated Press. DECATUR, 111., March 10.—The crow hung high today as 100 Invited guests whetted their appetites for a banquet featuring the bird as the piece de resistance. Sixty-five crows were prepared for the dinner scheduled for tonight by the Millikin University Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon, National Social Fra ternity. It was the Midwest's first large scale feast of crow meat, now something of a gastronomic fad rivaling rattlesnake steaks. The guests, some of them frowning thoughtfully over the prospects, will be served about a half-pound portion apiece. The birds will be baked, “just like squab or quail," the hosts ex plained. The fraternity solved the problem of what to rater with crow. They de cided on creamed carrots and peas, mashed potatoes and real crow gravy, cake and coffaa, 1 Murder Figures CHARLESTON GIRL FOUND DEAD—MAN QUESTIONED. CLARENCE REEDY. Charleston, W. Va., police are questioning Reedy, 43, common law husband ot the 24-year-old woman, whose mutilated body was found in an isolated wooded sec tion near the Charleston Country Club. Donald Parsons, a young chemical worker, is charged with the murder. —A. P. Photos. MAN ADMITS FIGHT WITH SLAIN GIRL Says He Cannot Remember All That Occurred on Fata! Ride. By the Associated Press. CHARLESTON, W. Va.. March 10. —From a sobbing young chemical! worker, Donald Parsons, police tried to piece together today the details of a midnight ride which ended with the mutilation slaying of attractive Dor othy Fee Reedy. City Detective Finley Cook said the 24-year-old Parsons signed a state- j ment admitting he had a fight with : Mrs. Reedy on the ride last Saturday night, but adding he could not re member all that occurred. Cook quoted Parsons as saying while he wept in his cell: "I was drunk. It all seems like a dream. I don't know why I did it.” A murder charge was lodged against Parsons and a hearing w’ill be held later. Mechanic to Be Freed. State troopers said they will ask a few more questions of Clarence Reedy, i 43-year-old automobile mechanic, and release him later today. Reedy, who has been held since a caddy discovered the mutilated body of the 24-year-old mother of a small child near a golf course, told officers she was his common-law wife. He said he last saw Dorothy in a beer parlor Saturday night with two men and another woman, when she kissed him and said she was returning to her home, in Hagans, Va. Cook, who with State troopers ar rested Parsons at his home, near one of the city's big chemical plants, said he found clothing which apparently had been cleaned. He said he also discovered blood a**ins on Parson's *nucs anu in 111s auiomooiie. The detective quoted Parsons as saying the party in the beer parlor broke up and he and Mrs. Reedy drove around the city, stopping at several establishments. Cook continued: “He then said he drove her to Davis Creek (along a dirt road near the golf course), where they had several fights and he knocked her over the bank and went off and left her. "He said he passed out immediately and doesn’t remember anything more.” Cook said he was told by Mrs. Par sons her husband came home late Saturday and threw his clothes in a bathtub. She said he told her of a fight with a woman and added: “If the law comes after me, I'll tell all about it.”' Eels Block Traffic. Crossing the road in broad daylight an army of eels recently held up traf fic for some time near Sussex, Eng land. I RELIEF PROBLEM FACES 3 ATTACKS Maryland Legislators Re new Efforts to Solve * Aid Needs. By the Associated Press. ANNAPOLIS, March 10.—Making a new start to solve the Maryland re lief problem, the Senate and House of Delegates today turned to Baltimore City leaders and the Committee on State Policy and Aid to the Needy— the Casey Committee—for advice and suggestions. Responsible spokesmen of both houses have deprecated any possible sectional fight between the counties and Baltimore City over rejief financ ing. In the House a resolution is pending voicing the appreciation of the work of the committee headed by William J. Casey of Baltimore, whose 1-cent consumers’ sales tax recom mendation was killed by the Senate. Needs to Be Explained. The developments as the member ship of both houses again sought to solves the knotty relief problem which has thrown the special session into a muddle were: 1. The summoning of Mayor Howard W. Jackson of Baltimore. Howard C. Beck. Baltimore relief administrator, and Thomas 8. J. Waxter, head of the Baltimore department of welfare, be fore the Senate Finance Committee to explain the city’s relief needs. 2. Calling upon the Committee on State Policy and Aid to the Needy, headed by Casey, to appear before the House Ways and Means Committee to discuss its report on relief needs, costs and administration, and any alterna tive measures of raising revenue to take the place of the defeated con sumers’ sales tax. 3. Beginning of a study by three subcommittees of the House Ways and in*. li./ lief administration and relief financ ing. Each committee is collecting data on the phase of the problem as signed it and will report back to the main committee with recommenda tions. Two Offer Services. As the six Baltimore Senators met to work out a new tax plan, Mayor Jackson and Willis R. Jones, former deputy attorney general, offered their services in explaining the city's re quirements and problems. Three possible courses laid before the General Assembly as it entered the second week of the special session. The legislators could pass a State wide revenue act. could give Baltimore and the various counties power to raise funds for local relief, or could adjourn without taking any action. The 1 per cent gross receipts tax law, passed at the last session to pro vide reUef revenue, expires the last of this month. The Senate ended any consideration of a sales tax by killing a bill for this purpose. A one-half of 1 per cent receipts tax with a levies on beer, whisky, coemestics and cig arettes has been proposed. The relief revenue question was put pointedly up to the Baltimore delega tion before the Legislature adjourned over the week end. The county legis lators plainly told the city’s repre sentatives the main problem concerned Baltimore and was not their worry. Proponents of State financial aid for relief work will be given an op portunity to express their views when the Ways and Means Committee holds a hearing Wednesday afternoon at the request of representatives of the county welfare boards. G. O. P. (Continued From First Page ! demanding that the Federal Wire Communications Commission tell the Senate why and under what authority it made copies of telegrams in the offices of the telo^ aph companies and turned them over- to the Black com mittee. He says he may have more to say when the answer is received. There is a criminal offense involved here and for a few days Black seemed considerably worried over this phase. In fact, he will not yet admit that the commission turned over copies of telegrams to him. But he feels much better after learning the Republicans do not intend to pursue the matter. Borah's fellow Republicans do not mind if he gets action on his inquiry of the commission. As they explain it he can afford to do this because he has never been associated with the "rich” before. In so far as they are concerned, they intend to do noth ing to give the impression their hearts do not beat for the underdog. Their abandonment of Strawn to hold the bag is in sharp contrast to the defense the Democrats used to make of their angel, Barney Baruch. When the Republicans used to attack him the Democrats would arise in dignantly and say he was a "splen did gentleman.” But they have broken away from him now. - . • Plumbing Code Hearing Set. PALLS CHURCH, Va.. March 10 (Special).—A public hearing on the proposed plumbing code for Falls Church will be held in the council room Thursday night at 8 o'clock. Charles E. Gage, chairman of the com mittee, will submit the proposed code, which has been based upon the one ai use in Arlington County. --1 4The Rational Scene BY ALICE ROOSEVELT LONGWORTH ITS a weary thought to contemplate another series of headlines and dispatches on the European mess. There is always, of course, the possibility of the spark flashing out that will touch off the jgjVy , explosives. But the cries of "wolf’* which we | neara so mcessanuy last Autumn nave left all I but the most Inveterate alarmists skeptical of any | immediate blow-up. Geneva has definitely superseded Monte Carlo I as the gambling capltol of this chance-taking I planet. There is no game so unpredictable and | devious as the one that is being played at the | headquarters of the League of Nations. § The turn of a wheel or a card seems by com Ip&rison open and above board. The nations that are sitting in on it are like a bunch of frontier days tinhorn gamblers. 1,1 rney haven t the cash or the credit to meet a Alice Lonrworth. call, an<j they know It, They don't dare risk a show-down. So the bluffing goes on. Thanks be to the “irreconcilable*" and their lupporters that we are nob taking a hand. (Oopyritht, 193S.1 V Mf-T, ■ * f*...—f. * I Justices Honor Messenger 4, - ■ — Hughes (Continued Prom First Page.) deep affection for the venerable col ored man, who brought him his mail each morning. When Burke's health began to fail, Chief Justice Hughes had him transferred to less exacting duties, as doorman at the marshals' entrance to the court room, where he served until his death, last Friday. Chief Justice Hughes and Associate FROM ROAD FUND - | Federal Aid for Highways Is Denied Under Hay den Measure. BY J. A. O LEARY. The District of Columbia, which has participated for only about two years ! in Federal aid highway allotments, i again would be left out of that form of Government assistance extended to the States under the bill just intro duced in Congress from resumption of the normal Federal aid highway pro gram. Although the new bill includes the National Capital along with the States , in future grants for railroad grade crossing work, this will be a compar atively small factor, since the District has only a few remaining grade cross ings, and the elimination of two of those already has been authorized by other legislation. Study Reveals Exclusion. Exclusion of the District from the highway features came to light to day following detailed study of the new measure, which was introduced by Senator Hayden in the Senate and Representative Cartwright in the House. This development comes on the heels of the action of the House last week in chopping $3,000,000 from th Federal share of the regular an nual upkeep of the Capital city for next year, in the District appropria tion bill. This cut from $5,700,000 to $2,700,000 will be considered by the Senate Subcommittee on District Ap propriations when it starts hearings probably next week. The Federal Government began back in 1916 granting funds to match State expenditures in the building of main highways across the country. For approximately 17 years this Fed eral aid was distributed to the States, but not to the District of Columbia, j During the recent depression Con. i gress temporarily discontinued the matching requirement for the States and made outright grants for high way work as one form of creating re lief work. District Received Share. The District of Columbia was per mitted for the first time to share in these emergency highway allotments. Senator Hayden said today the Dis trict was included in the recent em ergency program because of the un employment problem. The normal Federal aid program, he said, is primarily for the building of roads, rather than city streets. The District is included under the grade crossings, he explained, because that is a new feature of the normal program and does not call for matching of funds. The newr bill would authorize a total of $236,000,000 for distribution during 1938 and a similar amount for 1939. Of this annual total, $125,000, 000 would be the Federal share for distribution to the States for high ways and from which the District is left out. For grade crossing grants in which the District would share, the annual allotment is to be $50,000,000 for the entire country. The remainder of the total is made up of allotments for feeder roads, forest trails in the States and for road work in national parks and Indian reservations. Hearings to Be Held. The fact that the District did not share In the Federal aid highway program and in certain other forms of Federal aid to the States, except during the temporary depression emergency, is one of the factors resi dents of the District have asked Con gress to take into consideration in the past In determining what would be a fair percentage for the Federal Government to pay for expenses of running the National Capital. Hearings on the new Federal aid highway measure are expected to be held soon by a House committee. -- Galosh Production Heavy. A rubber factory at Leningrad, Russia, Is reported to be producing 313,000 pain of galoshes a day. i I 1 —-— ——— 1 Justice Van Devanter arrived at the church at 10 a m. and remained until the services were over—a few minutes before 11. They were unable to attend the burial services at Lincoln Me morial Cemetery because they had to be at the court house for the opening of the session at noon. Marshal Key Green and Charles El more Cropley, cleric of the court, were among those who attended the church services. Burke, a native of Washington, served as a messenger at the Capitol before going to the Supreme Court. SEEK P. W. A. FUNDS States Prepare to Fight Floods With F.elief Workers. Relief workers, who have been busy removing snow from city streets, are getting ready to fight floods now. Harry L. Hopkins announces that every W. P. A. administrator, with j the exception of those for Maine, West Virginia, Tennessee, South Carolina, I Florida and New York City, had asked : allotments for emergency flood work projects. Hopkins said he had anticipated that there would be an early thaw after a severe Winter, and had in structed administrators to ask for allotments on February 16. He said the projects would be supervised by district Army engineers. --> ~.I I TOWNSEND PROBERS GET BROADER POWER _ House Adopts Resolution by Chairman Bell Without Dissenting Vote. By the Associated Press. Without a oissenting vote, the House today adopted a resolution broadening the scope and authority of its special bi-partisan committee! named to investigate the Townsend and other old age pension movements, j The resolution offered by Chairman j Bell of the investigating committee made special reference to the Me-; Groarty bill, which embodies the j Townsend plan for a 2 per cent trans- j action tax to pay $200 monthly pen- j sions to all persons over 60. It also authorizes the committee to j print its findings and report to the i Speaker in the event the House is not • in session when the investigation is completed. The committee decided to ask for wider authority after a closed meet ing at which preliminary plans for public hearings were discussed. Bell said he hoped to secure House approval later in the day of the reso lution reported by the Accounts Com mittee authorizing $50,000 to defray expenses of the Investigation. TODAY. Senate: Debates Panama Canal toll-revi sion bill. Finance Committee analyzes war proflts bill. House: Starts consideration of legislative branch appropriations bill. Appropriations Committee meets on Navy Department appropriation bill. Patents Committee meets on copy right law revision. TOMORROW. Senate: Probably will have up Treasury Post Office supply bill or Capper stock yard and packer bill. Judiciary Committee meets at 10:30 a.m. on nomination of Judge Holmes for the Federal Circuit bench. Immigration Committee to hold hearing at 3 p.m. on deportation bill. House: Continues debate on 1937 legislative appropriation bill. District Committee meets at 10:30 a.m. Lenten Service Under the Auspices of The Washington Federation of Churches Epiphany Episcopal Church Tomorrow at 4:45 p.m. Preacher: Dr. Raymond W. White, Rhode Island Avenue Methodist Protestant Church The Public Is Invited i 1 Norton Measure Provides Commission of Two Doc tors and Lawyer. A new bill setting up a commission on mental health to handle lunacy cases was Introduced today by Chair man Norton of tl^e House District Committee. The measure is intended as a substi tute for a similar bill introduced at the last session of Congress, which is still languishing In the Judiciary Subcommittee of the House District Committee. The principal change in the new bill Is in the make-up of the commission. It provides that the commission shall be drawn from a panel of nine bona fide residents of the District, selected by the justices of the District Supreme Court. Eight members of the panel must be physicians. The other would be a member of the bar of the District Supreme Court. Two physicians and a lawyer, how ever, would constitute the commis sion. The lawyer would serve on a full-time basis at a salary of $5,000 a year. The physicians would receive $750 a year each for part-time service. The duty of the commission would be to examine all alleged insane per sons and make recommendations to the court as to treatment, commit ment and payment of the expenses of the support and maintenance of such persons. ATTORNEYS MOVE TO SAVE PRESTON Plea to Roosevelt Will Be Based on Claim Evidence Was Overlooked. Asserting important evidence wa. overlooked, attorneys for Albert Pres ton, 38, colored, sentenced to be elec trocuted next w eek for a year-old mur der. today went ahead with a petition urging executive clemency. Assured of some 200 signers, both white and colored, the petition is ex pected to be presented to President Roosevelt probably late this week. Preston's execution has been set for March 20. J. Y. E. Allen, counsel for the con demned man, pointed out that hope ' for clemency is based on the fact that Clarence E. Yancey, who was shot by Preston, actually lived at 2821 Sher man avenue, while the address used throughout the trial was 2021 Sher man avenue, which does not exist. According to Allen, those who will seek to intervene in behalf of Preston include Charles Edward Russell, Rev. D. E. Wiseman of the Lutheran Church 5f Our Redeemer, Elder Michaux, Dr. I. E. Briggs, Judge James A. Cobb and itherx HORSES ARE SCARCE DENVER. March 10 (*>).—'The West, where the horse roamed wild in large numbers, now Is hard put to meet the demand for tame ones. Six hundred were sold yesterday for $50,000 from farm buyers of 15 States at an auction. Since the first of the year 3.500 horses and mules have been sold here and commission men said the demand is three times as great as the supply. Buyers came here from as far away as Kentucky, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. 1N TRAFFIC CONVICTIONS RECKLESS DRIVING. Clarence R. Harrell, Chicago, 111., $50. DRIVING WHILE DRUNK, William H. JoneS, 2472 Phillips court, 30 days. SECOND-OFFENSE SPEEDING. William N. Joy, 304 F street, $10. Jo6eph F. Sherman, 4404 Seventh street, $15. Hobart K. Holden, 1417 Rhods Island avenue. $15. Julian H. Menefee, 3618 Connecticut avenue, $10. FIRST-OFFENSE SPEEDING. Sidney Miller, 352's M place south west. $10. Howard H. Cash. Maryland, $10. Luther Bozemore. Maryland, $10. James D. Seyholt, Maryland, $10. John G. Osborne, 162 T street north east. $10. Loran W. Goode. 401 Cedar street, $10. Luther M. Boydstun, 2514 Four teenth street, $10. Arthur L. Murray, Virginia, $10. James M. Long. 1359 Park road. $10. Berkeley G. Burrell, 739 Park road. $10. William E. Pearson, 1820 Twelfth street, $10. Lloyd D. SchaeTer, 5604 Chevy Chase parkway. $10. Herbet A. Engling. 1322 Hamlin street northeast, $10. William H. Hoover, Maryland.'$15. George A. Aramly, 3019 Rodman street, $10. Frederick B. Horsey, Maryland. $10. VV ililOIU XX. OCIillCvv, iTMUjidUM, *1V> Raymond Schweke, 631 Lamoni street. $10. Ernest Sanders, 1321 Eighth street, $10. Amory A. Lawrence, 3304 N street, $10. Saul W. Abel, Pennsylvania, $10. Morris Pischer, 1357 H street north east. $10. Robert J. Moeger, 2251 Shannon place southeast, $5. Warren O. Clements, 756 Third street northeast, $10. Leroy N. Reeves, 1525 Q street, $10. Earl M. Smith, Virginia, $10. Neil K. McLoed, 1609 Connecticut ‘ avenue, $10. Martin J. Burgess, 3112 Rhode Island avenue northeast, $10. William L. Berry, Maryland, $10. Albert E. Burr, Maryland. $10. Charles E. Poster, Jr., 3832 Fifth street, $10. William L. Ullman, 3220 Connecticut avenue, $10. Donald S. NeCsh, 1816 Bryant street northeast, $5. Milton S. Fairfax, 1024 Girard street northeast, $5. George Randall. Virginia, $5. Bernard Margolis, 1418 Ridge place northeast, $15. John O. Mullikin, Maryland, $10. Egbert H. Walker, 5320 Thirty-ninth street, $10. Albert C. Reed, 3545 Harford place, $10. Doyle P. Mills, 402 Tenth street southeast, $10. / * DOROTHY FEE REEDY. I . iri-fffiiiii iiim« YmiiirtfmiKMiim ii.iiiiiai i 11(nm Tii Ta Chief Justice Hughes and Associate Justice Van Devanter of the United States Supreme Court leaving the funeral of Ed Burite. colored court messenger. —Star Staff Photo.