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Reopening of Negotiations
Urged by Lewis Meets
Johnson’s Ire.
By the Associated Press.
German remilitarization of the
Rhineland brought Senate repercus
sions yesterday in a demand on one
hand that new efforts be made to
collect World War debts, and on the
other that any such move "smacked
of the pawnshop."
Senator Lewis. Democrat, of Illinois
raised the issue by asserting the Ger
man gesture was prompted by their
knowledge that England and France
had lost United States support by
"scorning” debt settlement.
He recommended adoption of a
resolution by Senator McAdoo. Dem
ocrat, of California proposing a nine
man commission to open debt settle
ment negotiations. Senator Barbour,
Republican, of New Jersey reminded
Lewis that he had been first this
session to introduce a debt commis
sion resolution, and Lewis affably
said he was for that, too.
Johnson Denounces Gesture.
But Senator Johnson. Republican,
Of California denounced any gesture
on the part of this country toward
reopening the debt question as lack
ing in self-respect.
“The debts exist on terms written
by the debtors themselves,” he de
clared. "It is not for this country
to beg its debtors for a moiety.
There is something more than money.
A nation which loses its self respect
or barters what is due will be held in
contempt by its own debtors. * * *
"We can afford to lose money. We
can’t afford to lose our self-respect.”
Johnson's voice rose to a high pitch
as he continued:
“I can not sit idly by to hear talk
of commencing to dicker again with
debtors that have already failed. I
am not prepared to extend a helping
hand across the water to ask a penny
on a dollar or a shilling on a pound."
So Irked was the Californian that
ne mjiu newsmen auu ocuawia ana
the session that it "smacked of the
pawn shop” and that he would “have
nothing tj do with it.”
Pittman Backs Views.
His views had the support of Chair
man Pittman, Democrat, of Nevada,
of the Senate Foreign Relations Com
mittee, who stated earlier in an inter
view that any gesture on the part of
this country to reopen debt negotia
tions was an invitation further to
scale them down.
On the other side, Senator Ship
stead, Farmer-Labor, of Minnesota,
demanded “why has the Treasury not
asked them to dc something on these
He recommended that the Govern
ment seek authority from debtor na
tions to split the $12,000,000,000 in
debtedness into small bonds “to sell
on their exchanges." Another ave
nue. he said, would be for American
tourists to use some of it in foreign
(Continued From First Page.)
In the somewhat defensive atmos
phere two especially pertinent com
ments wore at hand.
Re-entry into League Talked.
The Koelnische Zeitung remarked:
“More remains to be said about the
colonial question. This can be said
when the question of Germany’s re
entry into the League becomes more
acute than now, and after Der
Fuehrer has developed his program.”
The Frankfurter Zeitung said:
“In giving notice to the world of
Its readiness to return to the League,
Germany accepts with free will the
present collective system. At the
same time, however, the Reich is
ready to add to this system a com
pact net of workable, regional se
curity pacts—of course pacts without
military alliances if Germany is to
participate in them.”
Pointing to Germany's old hatred
t>f the League, the Frankfurter Zeitung
said it had satisfied itself on the ques
tion of re-entry, and declared such a
course would enable the Reich to fur
ther work for peace. It‘added:
“Neither agreement on colonial prob
lems nor reform of the League—sepa
ration from the (Versailles) peace
treaty—is placed as a condition. Ger
many has certain 'expectations,' but
they w-ill not be conditions (for re
The Wilhelmstrasse was disappointed
by the blunt rejection of Hitler’s
“peace” offers by Premier Albert Sar
raut of France. Of Eden’s House of
Commons speech yesterday, a spokes
man said a “definite impression” was
being withheld.
Eden promised British consideration
of the Hitler proposals, but made plain
his nation would rally to the cause of
France or Belgium if either were ac
tually attacked by the Reich.
Acquitted of Charges When Ar
raigned Before Judge Hitt
in Police Court.
Six white men,, 11 colored men and
a colored woman, arrested in a raid
cn an alleged 'blind pig” in the 3200
block of Prospect avenue last night,
were acquitted when arraigned before
Judge Isaac R. Hitt in Police Court
today on disorderly conduct charges.
Walter Butler, 41, colored, 3248 Pros
pect avenue, alleged operator of the
place, was to face Judge Gus A.
Schuldt later on a charge of possession
of five gallons of untaxed liquor. He
also was to be tried on a disorderly
Attorney Robert I. Miller, repre
senting Butler, contended the arrests
were illegal, since the officers did not
have a search warrant. Police claimed
they received information that a mur
der had been committed at the place.
George Quigley, colored, charged
with assault and disorderly conduct
growing out of an attack on Joe
Byrnes, Washington Post reporter, was
sentenced to serve 40 days or pay a
fine of $40. Byrnes testified Quigley
struck him as he was leaving the place
after the raid.
Flying Fish Soar 300 Yards.
The movement of flying fish in the
air is due to the propulsion of the
powerful tail, and their suspension for
quite long distances is owing to the
support In the air given by their
large pectorals and fins. The air
"flight” of the flying fish sometimes
extends over 300 yards without touch
ing water.
French Troops Again on the March
French and German troops faced one another on the Rhineland frontier for the first time since the World
War. This retouched radiophoto shows a detachment of steel-helmeted French infantry moving forward from
Metz to garrison one of the many subterranean fortresses along the border. Photo radioed from London to New
York. —Copyright, A. P. Wirephoto.
Black Assails Critics as
Those Who Would “Work
in Darkness.”
Senatorial investigation of lobby
ing activities of certain groups,
seemingly only those hostile to
Nero Deal, temporarily at least has
become secondary to issue of com
mittee's right to examine all mes
sage files of telegraph and tele
phone companies. Such action, ef
fected with co-operation of Com
munications Commission, was re
vealed last week.
Court action has been instituted
by Chicago law firm on grounds
that constitutional immunity
against unlawful search and seizure
has been violated. Senatorial prob
er No. 1. Alabama’s Bla'pk, has en
gaged his former law partner to
j protect committee.
By the Associated Press.
I Assailing his critics as "those who
j want to work in darkness." Chairman
Black. Democrat, of Alabama of the
| Senate Lobby Committee today car
ried his inquiry into new fields.
Committee members said a consid
erable number of law firms are being
investigated in an effort to determine
the nature and extent of influences
directed at legislation.
Black made a radio speech last night,
defending his committee's actions, a
fen' Vinnrc oft/»r the Senate VioH
for an explanation of one phase of
the Black investigation.
On motion of Senator Borah, Re
publican, of Idaho, the chamber called
on the Federal Communications Com
mission to tell what aid it has given
the Black committee. There have
been reports that the commission’s em
ployes copied thousands of telegrams
and handed them over to the commit
tee for scrutiny.
A storm of controversy arose over
the committee’s action in subpoenaing
a large mass of privatete legraphic cor
respondence. Jouett Shouse, Ameri
can Liberty League president, assailed
the ‘'seizures" as "Government ter
To this Black replied last night that
the league fought the administration’s
utility holding company control bill
and then tried to keep its activities
Holding Company Fight.
Denying that messages of a private
character had been examined. Black
“The league failed to tell you that
when it engaged in the effort to create
sentiment intended to handicap the
Senate committee in securing tele
grams its spokesman was receiving
salary paid from funds created in
part by contributions from officers and
employes of the same holding com
pany system which burned and de
stroyed its lobbying telegrams and
files throughout the wide area in which
it does business.”
"The teal opposition to this com
mittee’s action,” he said, “just as in all
others, comes from a desire of those
who want to work in darkness, and
who dread the condemnation of the
honest patriotic people of this Nation
for their pernicious practices and
their secret and conniving efforts to
conceal their sinister activities behind
lofty names and sonorous phrases.”
Maximum Today Due to Be More
Than 60—Rain Predicted
for Tonight.
Springtime of 1936 remained just
around the corner today with only the
slow-motion habits of the calendar re
straining it from arriving in full
_i_<_ i_1__
" • jvui;wu»j o CV.JJI aiut t ILBVil'
ing a maximum of 67 degrees at 4
p.m., upward progress of the mercury
this morning indicated a comparable
high mark today.
Even the Weather Bureau, never
emotional about the seasons and pre
dicting rain tonight and early tomor
row, admits little prospect of any
sharp drop in temperature. Today's
minimum of 48 degrees at 6 a.m.
probably will be matched by a mark
of 44 tomorrow, the bureau said.
Annapolis Mayor Opposes Plan
to Refurnish Old Senate
By the Associated Press.
ANNAPOLIS, March 10.—The sug
gestion that a memorial to former
Gov. Albert C. Ritchie, in the form
of a State office building here, was
suggested yesterday by Mayor Louis
N. Phipps.
The mayor also opposed the plan to
furnish the old Senate chamber as
it was when George Washington re
signed his commission as commander
ol the Continental Army, as a me
morial to the late Governor.
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Chromium-Plated Bathers.
Chromium-plated bathing suits are
promised in London for Summer.
Rain of Fire Bombs on Cities
Predicted as ‘Next War’ Horror
Col. A. M. Prentiss Declares Combat
ants of Future Will Aim to Destroy
Industries Far Behind Battle Lines.
By the Associated Press.
A high-ranking Army official is on
record with a prediction that civilian
populations far behind the battle lines
will be bombarded with a rain of fire
spreading bombs
| Lieut. Col. A.
IM. Prentiss of
the Chemical
Warfare Service,
describing r e -
search and de
velopment of
military in
c e n d i s r y ma
terials in the
semi-official pub
lication of the
Society of Amer
■Huiuiuuii mm mmmmmmm i can military
^ Engineers — the
ۥ' Military Engi
neer-concluded that "in future wars" I
they will assume "increased impor- j
tance" in crippling and destroying in- j
"Modern warfare has left little on j
the field of battle that is combustible,” >
Prentiss said, "and suitable targets and
opportunities for the use of incendi
aries in the combat zone are very
limited and will continue to be even
more so as armies are mechanized.
“On the other hand the military
airplane has opened up a vastly larger j
field of application for incendiaries
in the areas behind the battle front j
and in the hinterlands of the bel
“To an ever-increasing degree, the '
successful waging of modern war de
pends upon the industrial organiza
tion of a nation to meet the enormous
demands for military material. It is,
therefore, not at all unlikely that in
the wars of the future military oper
ations will be carried on far into in
terior territory of each belligerent in
an effort to cripple and destroy in- j
dustries upon which modern armies
Prentiss asserted that many incen
diary devices and materials were not
perfected in time to determine their
worth in the World War, but with
progress made in research since then
the “next war” will be a different
Citing that one German Zeppelin
dropped 90 fire-spreading bombs in a
raid over London in 1915, Prentiss
argued that by using planes “It is now
possible to reach large and vulnerable
incendiary targets at practically any
point in the theater of war."
White phosphorus, which ignites
spontaneously and burns vigorously
when exposed to the air, was used by
the Americans, British, French and
Germans in the World War against
troops, to set fire to woods and grain
fields and against planes and balloons.
“When scattered from overhead
bursts,” Prentiss said, “the phos
phorus rained down in flaming par
ticles, which stuck to clothing and
could not be brushed off or quenched.
The larger particles quickly burned
through clothing and produced painful
burns that were slow and difficult to
Prentiss said one of the most effec
tive fire-spreading mixtures developed
since the war was a destructive liquid
containing various chemicals, oils and
“A satisfactory, spontaneously in
flammable liquid has a great field of
application from aircraft," he reported,
“for not only should drop-bombs filled
with a liquid prove very effective on
targets, and even on cities of light
wooden construction, but by regulating
the ignition to occur after the lapse of
sufficient time for the liquid to reach
the target, such a liquid could be
sprayed at night from low-flying
planes over relatively large areas with
tremendous effectiveness."
“Little Lord Fauntleroy House’’
W ill Be Marked by Tablet
Commemorating the fact that "Lit
tle Lord Fauntleroy” lived there and
that 50 years ago his mother, Mrs.
Prances Hodgson Burnett there wrote
this famous book, a bronze tablet is to
be placed on the building at 1219 I
street, and unveiled Saturday at 12
Among those invited to be guests of
honor are Mrs. Franklin D. Roose
velt. Sir Ronald Lindsay, the British
Ambassador: Dr. Frank W. Ballou,
superintendent of schools: Dr. George
F. Bowerman, librarian: the District
Commissioners, and a score of mem
bers of the Senate and House. Rep
resentative John Stephen McGroarty,
poet laureate of California by action
of the State Legislature, will speak.
Franklin School Nearby.
Just around the corner on Thir
teenth street is the Franklin School,
which the Burnett boys attended—
Vivian, the original of "Little Lord
Fauntleroy” and his brother Lionel.
Attention will be called to other
spots in the neighborhood made fa
mous in the story—the corner grocery
"the cross of Mr. Hobbs,” and Apple
Annie's” stand in the park. It was
along I street that "Lord Fauntleroy”
made his notable foot race.
The bronze tablet, in addition to
the historical facts, will carry two
quotations—one from the late Oliver
Wendell Holmes, "To think, he is not
born to die, or to grow cut of his
beauty and infinits charm like the
poor little creatures of flesh and blood
all around us." The other quotation
is from Horace—"You have erected
a monument more enduring than
Society Makes Plans.
Arrangements for this commemora
tion are being made by the Lord
Fauntleroy Literary Society of Wash
ington, of which Ernest C. Rick, 1335
Massachusetts avenue southeast, a per
sonal friend of Vivian Burnett, is
president. He has received a letter
from Mr. Burnett, to be read on this
occasion. The inspiration for the tab
let was given in an article in The Star
February 2 by Miss Marie De L. Ken
nedy, 2405 First street, where the so
ciety met last night.
David O. Selznick, the producer of
the screen version of "Little Lord
Fauntleroy," sent from Hollywood his
representative, Dennis Morrison, to
make arrangements for setting up the
tablet and to be host to the Lord
Fauntleroy Literary Society at a pre
view of the movie in the Palace Thea
ter Friday night.
Music in Factories.
Music is being introduced into fac
tories in England, experts declaring
that rhythm in manual work increases
the output.
Charges Governor Turned
Motor Vehicle Employes
Into Detectives.
By the Associated Press.
TRENTON, N. J., March 10.—A
Monmouth County Republican As
semblyman, opposed to Gov. Harold
G. Hoffman's activities in the Bruno
Hauptmann case, said today he would
name "at least eight members" ol
the Motor Vehicle Department who
have turned detectives to investigate
the Lindbergh kidnap-slaying.
Basil Bruno, anti-Hoffman member
of the House and sponsor of a reso
lution to inquire into the operation
of the department, said he would name
the men tomorrow night when he calls
for a vote on his resolution.
At least two of the men, he said,
have left the country to carry on
detective work in support of the Gov
ernor's contention the case has not
been completely solved.
The Governor, Bruno said, is using
the taxpayers’ money without author
ization to investigate a case already
settled in the courts.
Andrew K. Dutcn, a New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Department inspector,
was due to arrive today at Panama
City, coinciding with the departure
of Dr. John F. (Jafsie) Condon for
a two-day visit at Gorgona Beach, 60
miles in the interior.
Condon, intermediary in the Lind
bergh ransom negotiations, who has
been visiting at the Isthmus of Panama
for several weeks, is reported planning
to leave late this week for an unknown
Gov. Hoffman, meanwhile, carried
on his investigation of the Lindbergh
crime, although by his own statement
he has no reprieve powers beyond
Thursday night. Hauptmann, convict
ed at Flemington February 13, 1935, Is
under sentence to die the week of
March 30.
A high prosecution official said yes
terday he did not think Hauptmann
would escape the electric chair again.
New Jersey Employe, in Panama. Says
He Has No Orders to See "Jafsie.”
CRISTOBAL. Canal Zone. March 10
UP).—Andrew K. Dutch of the New
Jersey State Motor Vehicle Depart
ment arrived today on the S. S. Geor
gic and denied that his mission was
to see Dr. J. F. Condon, chief witness
in the Lindbergh kidnap case.
Dr. Condon himself is now in the
interior of Panama.
"I have no orders to see Dr. Con
don," said Dutch. "If the Governor
wanted me to see him I would make it
no secret.”
Dutch said he would sail on the
Georgic tonight.
Bv the Associated Press.
MANCHESTER, England. March 10
—Chief Constable Henry Vann of Lan
caster testified yesterday that Dr. Buck
Ruxton, on trial for the slayings of
his wife and maid, had accused an
other man of "ruining my home” by
associating with Mrs. Isabella Ruxton.
The constable said the doctor vis
ited the Lancaster police station,
"banged on the back of a chair in
a very violent manner, ran his fingers
through his hair” and declared :
"One day I tapped a telephone con
versation when she spoke to this man.
The conversations were in lovers'
This second week of the trial started
with the crown case still far from
The prosecution charges that Dr.
Ruxton, aroused by jealousy, killed
his wife and maid, dismembered their
bodies and left them in the “Devil's
Beef-Tub," a ravine near Moffat.
LONDON, March 10 f/P).—Flight
Lieut. Tommy Rose landed yesterday
at Croyden Airport to set a new rec
ord for the Cape Town-London flight,
one month after he had landed in
Cape Town to break the record in the
opposite direction.
Rose's time for the approximately
5,000-mile journey northward was 6
days 7 hours and 5 minutes.
Duffy, the Legislator,
Declares He Will
Fight Case.
Peace Officer Says Infor
mation Went Through
Regular Channels.
Some slight difference of opinion
between a United States Senator and
a policeman cost the latter his sched
uled sleep yesterday and brought from
the former a statement that he does
not believe he is subject to arrest for a
minor traffic offense, even if he com
mitted it, which he doubts.
The principals in the case are Sena
tor Duffy, Democrat, of Wisconsin,
and the policeman, who claimed he
placed a parking ticket on the Sena
tor’s car, 8. J. Prophet of the eighth
Yesterday Prophet obtained an in
formation in Police Court, charging
Senator Duffy with having parked his
car in a restricted zone on upper
Connecticut avenue on February 28.
The license tag number was "D. C.
649,” the policeman said, adding that
he did not know it belonged to a
‘‘I just placed a ticket on it as I
would any other car, he asserted to
day, “and I did not know the name
of the owner. Even when I obtained
the name and the Information, I
was not aware that it belonged to Sen
ator Duffy until reporters and an
employe from the Senator's office
called at my home while I was trying
to sleep. I didn’t get two hours' rest."
Asserting it would be difficult to
determine just where his car was at
the time of the alleged violation,
Senator Duffy declared that he
doubted his automobile was parked
“in one of those trick areas where they
let you park on one side in the
morning and another in the after
The Senator declared he Intended
to make a thorough investigation of
the case. He said he had talked both
with his wife and chauffeur and
neither had any knowledge of a ticket.
He declared, also, that the policeman,
although he might not have knowrn
to just whom the car belonged, could
not have taken it for the property
of a private citizen, since it carried
a congressional tag.
Prophet said the information went
through the regular routine in Police
Court and when the defendant did
not appear, a warrant was requested.
The warrant, he declared, might be
issued in a week and it might be
months before the overworked Police
Court employes get around to it.
Senator Duffy said that if police
insisted upon going through with
the case, he would fight it. “As I
recently pointed out to Senator
Borah.” he said, “I do not believe
members of Congress are subject to
arrest for violations of city ordin
ances which do not constitute a
breach of the peace. While I do
not advocate violation of the law by
members of Congress, I intend to
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the authorized Star Branch Offices, located
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Authorized Star Branch Offices display the
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Adding convenience
to comfort, in these
softly knitted “scants”
... shirts to match, too
50c per garment
Traffic Ticket Irks Senator
And Costs Policeman Sleep
I-1". "1
demand my constitutional rights as
I see them."
A police campaign against parking
law violators among students at
Georgetown University Law School
sent several cars to the pound today,
but did not effect the car of Repre
sentative John M. O'Connell of Rhode
Island, which bore the usual congres
sional tags.
O'Connell does not attend the law
school, but his son. John M„ jr., is a
first-year student there. He was in
class when Traffic Officer C. A. Good
man arrived on the scene and wrote
out traffic tickets for half a dozen
cars, most of them belonging to stu
dents of the school, parked on E
street between Fifth and Sixth.
Cars with non-District licenses were
removed to the pound to insure the
owner’s appearance, but through it all
the large black sedan with Rhode
Island license 266 and the congres
sional number 121 remained undis
When Goodman reached O’Connell's
car he brought forth a "courtesy”
ticket bearing a welcome to Wash
Neither President Nor Cabi
net Members Asked to
Speak at Convention.
The Chamber of Commerce of the
United States is not counting on
President Roosevelt or members of the
cabinet in making up the list of speak
ers for the plenary sessions of the
forthcoming annual convention here,
it became known today.
While the program was said to be
only in its “tentative" form, it was
emphasized that this year's conven
tion, the last week in April, is to be a
“business man’s meeting," the infer
ence being that Government spokes
men would be few.
President Roosevelt addressed the
convention in 1933, right after tak
ing office, calling on the hundreds of
business men gathered at the annual
dinner, to raise wages.
In his second year at the White
House he sent a message, warning
against "rocking the boat.”
With relations decidedly strained
last year, the Chief Executive was
understood to have declined a speak
ing bid, and when a question was
raised at the White House as to
whether he might not have some word
for the gathering, it was said he
viewed it as "just another conven
ingion ana an appeal io ouserve me
traffic regulations below.
The violation noted by Goodman
was “no parking between 8 and 8:30
a.m. unless on official business" and
used individually by Congressmen.
Several students were gazing rue
fully at tickets not of the “courtesy"
variety and watching the police pound
car haul away a car with a Minnesota
license when a photographer arrived.
But before he was able to get a pic
ture of the Rhode Island car with the
congressional tags, which was parked
within a foot or two of a sign, “No
parking between 8 and 9 30 a.m. and
4 to 6 p.m.,” a young man came down
the steps of the school building, hur
riedly unlocked the car door, got in,
and as he drove away the “courtesy"
ticket fluttered to the street. With a
knowing nod the other students stuffed
their tags in their pockets and went
back to their classes.
The car with the Minnesota license
tags belonged to Richard D. Schall,
younger son of the late Senator Schall,
who is a senior student in the law
school. He lives in Berwyn. Schall,
whose car, of course, bore no con
gressional tags, came to Police De
partment traffic headquarters shortly
after 1 p m. and put up $5 collateral.
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