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Fair and wanner today; tomorrow, rain Wf' | I NeWS and WirephotOS and colder; much colder tomorrow after- a H I H o..~.. is • . noon and night. Temperatures—High- J I II Sunday Mommg and est. 66. at 6 pm. yesterday; lowest, 48, f ■ L/^ Every AftemOOn. at 6:30 a m. yesterday. r " Full report on Page B-5. |_____ -.—-— - _ C4>) Mean* Associated Preea._ _ ... . ■ * VT I ~~ m .SXiSJ3ENTS |TEN CENTS No. 1,619-No. OO,0lU. post office, Washington. D. C. _ _IN WASHINGTON AND SUBURBS I ELSEWHERE ■ - -- — - ---\—- — ■ ; : NETCONFEfflN” SPURS HOFFMAN TO SEEK REPRIEVE FOR HAUPTMANN Governor’s Call for Pardons Court Session Tomorrow Based on “Admissions” by Former Asylum Inmate. WARDEN HAS POWER TO DELAY EXECUTION Ximberling, However, Declares He Will Postpone Death Date Only if Governor Grants Re prieve Over Ruling by Wilentz That It Is Illegal. BACKGROUND— Arrested September 24,1935, con tacted February 13, 1935, Bruno Richard Hauptmann, Bronx car penter, is scheduled to die Tuesday night for kidnap-murder of Charles A. Lindb~gh, jr„ in March, 1932. New Jersey Court of Errors and Appeals upheld verdict in October, 1935. Subsequent pleas to Federal District Court and United States Supreme Court failed. New Jer sey’s Gov. Hoffman granted re prieve January 16, on eve of first death date, and started new inves tigation. His power to grant new reprieve questioned. BULLETIN. TRENTON, N. J., March 29 (Sun day) UP).—The men who prose cuted Richard Bruno Hauptmann lor the kidnap-murder of the Lind bergh baby, gathered at the Mer cer County Jail early today, lured by reports Gov. Hoffman was com ing to interview a mysterious pris oner who has "confessed” the crime. Attorney General Wilentz, Hun terdon County prosecutor, Anthony Hauck and H. Norman Schwarz koph. head of the State police, hur ried to the jail when they learned the new suspect was held there. It was reported the Governor planned to visit the man whose ‘‘confession” of the Lindbergh crime was used by the Governor as a basis tor his calling the Court of Pardons to meet Monday on Hauptmann’s appeal. The prisoner is alleged to have declared he made two attempts to steal the little Charles Lindbergh, jr., first attempting to enter the Lindbergh’s Sourland home by the door and later making entrance by the nursery window. By the Associated Press. TRENTON, N. J., March 28.—A pur ported "confession” of the Lindbergh baby kidnaping by a former Trenton man was disclosed tonight to have been used by Gov. Harold G. Hoffman as a basis for calling the Court of Pardons to meet Monday on Bruno Richard Hauptmann's second clem ency plea. The Governor was reported to have mailed to all members of the Pardons Court copies of a statement made by the man to Ellis H. Parker, chief of Burlington County detectives, who has insisted that Hauptmann Is in nocent of the kidnap-murder of the Lindbergh child. Hauptmann is scheduled to die for the crime Tuesday night. There'was a tendency on the part of those opposed to Gov. Hoffman's activities in Hauptmann’s behalf to discount the value of the "confession." Wilentz Given Copy. Attorney General David T. Wilentz, chief prosecutor of Kauptmann, has been furnished a copy of the state ment, which was said to have been unsigned and not in affidavit form but consisted of questions by Parker and answers by the man. Wilentz. Anthony M. Hauck, jr., Hunterdon County prosecutor, and Col. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, head of the State police, and Capt. John J. Lamb of the State police met in a hotel to consider a course of action. A high prosecution source said the man was in custody “somewhere in New Jersey.” State troopers were or dered to begin an intensive inves tigation. This development was given added significance by the fact that prosecu tion officials agreed the Court of Par dons itself could grant a reprieve to Hauptmann—something which it has never done in any other case. The Governor said Wednesday he had faith Attorney General Wilentz would consent to a judicial stay of execution in the event, of a "confes eion of such a nature as would make It necessary to continue a man’s life to prove the statements.” The man involved in the new in vestigation was once under observa tion in a mental institution and aerved a term for perjury. He was quoted as having said he (See HAUPTMANN, Page A-5.) HUGHES IS POISED FOR LONG FLIGHT Powerful Ship of Movie Director Groomed for Myatery Hop. By the Associated Press. NEWARK,'N. J., March 28,-Newark Airport attaches said tonight Howard Hughes' powerful airplane Is being pre pared for a long-distance flight to be gin early tomorrow morning. The sources said the plane has been loaded with 500 gallons of gas and is equipped with a two-way radio The ship is the same one in which Hughes, Hollywood motion picture pro ducer, recently set a new transcon tinental non-stop flight record from Lot Angeles. 4 ‘ I COL. MARK O. K1MBERLING, New Jersey State prison war den, who has power under terms of sentence to delay execution of Bruno Richard Hauptmann from Tuesday night nutil as late as Sat urday. B. & 0.2-EENT FARE IS MED JUNE 2 Reduction Is Announced Re gardless of Action by Rival Lines. BACKGROUND— Daniel Willard, president of the Baltimore <fc Ohio Railroad, has waged a five-year fight for reduced fares as a means of rejuvenating railroad passenger business which had suffered enormous inroads from, bus and air competition. Standing alone among the East ern railroad executives, Willard re fused recently to join the other Eastern carriers in opposing a 2 cent rate recommended by Inter state Commerce Commission, B> tne Associated Press. BALTIMORE. March 28 —The Bal- : timore & Ohio Railroad announced today that, if necessary, it would stand alone in the East in reducing passenger fares from 3.6 to 2 cents a mile to win back business from busses and automobiles and to gain new pat ronage. Daniel Willard, B. & O. president, said, regardless of the position of other lines, his road was moving to put the new rates into effect by June 2. His statement followed a decision of other Eastern railroads in Washington yesterday to ask the Interstate Com merce Commission to suspend the ef fective date of the fares. These roads would propose new compromise rates to be tried out as an experiment. B. & O. Not to Join. Willard said the B. & O. would not I join in the request of these lines. A memorandum from his office contin ued: “'So far as the Baltimore & Ohio is concerned, it will not interfere with what the other railroads decide to do in this respect. However, it is now ' preparing tariffs on the basis of the fares ordered by the commission and ; expects to put them into effect not | later than June 2, the date specified by the commission.” These fares in general are the same as already are in effect In Western and Southern sections. They were ap proved by the I. C. C last month, pro viding. in addition to the passenger rate cut, reduction from an average of 4 to 3 cents a mile in the Pullman rate and elimination of the surcharge. At hearings before the commission, the B. & O., fighting stubbornly for (See FARES, Page~A-5j HARRISON FACES FIGHT TO RETURN TO SENATE Mississippi's Former Governor Sennett Conner Announces He Will Make Race. By the Associated Press. JACKSON, Miss., March 28.—For mer Gov. Sennett Conner today an nounced for the United States Senate in opposition to Senator Pat Harrison In the August Democratic primaries. The former Governor’s announce ment said: "It Is evident that the people of Mississippi have made up their minds to elect a new United States Senator this summer.” It is believed unlikely that any other candidates will announce. IAZIS HERD REICH TO POLLS TODAY TO BACK FUEHRER Sermans to Approve Hitler Actions Last 3 Years, With “Noes” Barred. \IO OPTIONS PROVIDED FOR REICHSTAG POSTS 3torm Troopers to See All Voters Cast Ballot, Now Stripped of Secret Character. BACKGROUND— Reichsfuehrer Hitler marched Reichswehr troops into Rhineland March S, thus violating demilitar isation provisions of Versailles and Locarno treaties; powers threatened war, but modified attitude later. Reichstag dissolved and new elec tions called to show unanimity of German nation behind Hitler’s action. Two elections held since Nazis came to power: November. 1933, 95 per cent for Hitler; and August, 1934, approximately 90 per cent for Hitler. He’ll do better today. By the Associated Press. BERLIN. March 28.—The German nation will approve Reichsfuehrer Hitler’s policies tomorrow. Germans will participate in one of the greatest civic mobilizations the world has ever seen, and they will vote an unconditional ”ja’’ of ap proval concerning their leader's ac tions of the last three years. Not a German “Aryan”—man or woman—above the age of 20 years, except soldiers, will dodge the polling places if Hitler’s Nazi storm troops can help it. Can Only Mark Cross. Unless the German voter wishes to be branded a traitor, he will be unable to do anything but put a cross in the ballot's single circle. The election, nominally for the Reichstag, Is unique. There is no pro vision for voting ‘‘no" on Nazi policies and no provision for any choice of candidates. The voter’s sole option is to take the Nazi party’s list or leave It. If the voter leaves the ballot blank or treats it in any other manner except that of placing an ”X" in the circle, his vote will be invalid. Despite this fact, Hitler and his lieutenants have conducted a wide and Intense election campaign. Hitler has spoken repeatedly, declaring that his policies have made Germany self sustaining and that through these policies Germany 1s regaining her po sition as an equal power among na tions. Gave Option Previously. When Hitler withdrew from the League of Nations in 1933 and when he proclaimed himself successor to the late President Paul von Hindenburg in 1934. qualified electors were given a chance to vote ‘‘ja’’ or "neln” after ward. This precedent is dispensed with in the present election. The citizens are told that they can do "construc tive voting" only by reaffirming their faith In Der Fuehrer. A further interesting feature of the election is that no one outside of a few Nazi party chieftains, knows how many German citizens are entitled to vote. Judging from the last election, there should be more than 42,000,000, but, since then, the Jew's have lost their franchise and the 550,000 men placed under arms must let their electoral privilege rest until they return to civil life. On the other hand, the voting age has been lowered from 21 to 20 years, so that the number of voters may be about the same as in 1934. As there Is no choice of Reichstag candidates and as the ballot provides no possibility of voting “no" on poll (See HITLER, Page A-6.) GUARD JOHN ROOSEVELT President’s Son in Club Play Is Protected at Boston. BOSTON, March 28 (tP).—Two se cret service agents guarded John A. Roosevelt, youngest son of the Presi dent, when he appeared last night at the Copley Theater in Harvard's Hasty Pudding Club play, it was learned to day. It was the first time that the Presi dent’s sons have been so guarded here, but secret service officials said It was merely a routine precaution. City’s Street Cleaning Woes Multiply on 1920 Fund Basis Financing Fails to Meet Needs of Cap ital With Twice Paved Mileage and 50,000 More People, Washington has 50,000 more people, seven times as many automobiles and more than twice as many miles of paved streets as it had 16 years ago, yet street cleaning facilities are substantially less today than in 1920. This is one answer to why the streets of one of the most beautiful capitals in the world are so dirty. With thousands of visitors about to arrive for the annual cherry blossom uu^mjr auu iui uic vuuvcimuiu uiv Spring. Washington’s face is as grimy [ as any urchin, and the City Refuse Division can’t do much to remedy the situation. The conditions with which the street cleaning organization must contend i and the facilities it has to do the work tell their own story. The appropriation for street clean ing today is exactly what it was in 1920—$400,000. Actually, it is $102, 120 less in terms of what it will ac complish, according to estimates by the Refuse Division. This is princi pally because the day wage rate aver ages $3.76, compared to $2.80 16 years ago, leaving less for services other than labor. ^ In 1920 there were 249 miles of paved streets in Washington, and 384 men to clean them. In 1936 there are 598 miles of paved streets, but only 281 men to clean them. Veteran foremen of the City Refuse Division recall when the average ter ritory for which each “white wing” was responsible approximated 9.000 square yards and the "white wing” could cover that area three and four times daily. The average territory today is more than 71,000 square yards for each man. It is impossible, except in the downtown districts, to (See STRBRS, Page 6.) 4 fJEVEiVM^ A Industrial ^WALYSis Summarize ACCompushmehts . nMa (jUSI AffWNTtt Br F.DR. ) sV\ 1 But the Raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour. Nothing further then he uttered, not a feather then he fluttered, Till I scarcely more than muttered, “Other friends have flown before; On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before.” Then the bird said, “Nevermore.” Blames Japan in Demanding Immediate End to Frontier Fighting. BACKGROUND— Japanese influence spreads West ward, past Manchukuo, already set up as independent state by Tokio, and into Outer Mongolia. There it encounters Eastward spread of sec ond great world power, Soviet Rus sia. Thus, the two nations come face to face with possibility of war, with Mongolia as scene. Guerilla fighting along border has increased tension. Plan for border commission to settle disputes is lost in maze of controversy. Immediately endangered in sit uation is Trans-Siberian Railroad, only link between the Soviet Union and her Pacific territory. By the Associated Press. MOSCOW. March 28 —A demand for immediate action to put an end to frontier raids was contained in a note from the government of Outer Mon golia to the Manchukuoan adminis tration made public here tonight. The official Russian press Intimated a belief that the Japanese were insti gating the critical situation along the border of Manchukuo. set up as an independent state by Japan, and the Russian-advised republic of ■ Outer Mongolia. The Mongolian note was sent to Manchukuo Friday, after resumption of border fighting, which the Mon golians declared resulted from an at tempt by Japanese and Manchukuoan troops to occupy a Mongolian frontier post in the Norin Lake district. Mongolia expressed surprise, in the note, that what it called raiding tactics had been resumed at a moment when the two governments were nego tiating for settlement of boundary (See MONGOLIA, Page A-6.) Readers’ Guide PART ONE. Main News Section. General News—Pages A-l, B-12. Changing World—A-3. Lost and Found—A-ll. Death Notices—A-ll. Vital Statistics—A-ll. Washington Wayside—A-15. Educational—B-5. Resorts—B-6. Sports Section—Pages B-7, B-ll. PART TWO. Editorial Section. Editorial Articles—Pages D-l-3. Editorials and Editorial Fea tures—D-2. Civic News and Comment—D-4. Women’s Clubs—D-5. Veterans’ Organizations, Na tional Guard and Organized Reserves—D-5-7. * Cross-word Puzzle—D-7. Stamps—D-8. Contract—D-8. Public Library—D-8. PART THREE. Society Section. Society News and Comment— Pages E-l-11. Well-Known Folk—E-4. Barbara Bell Pattern—E-ll. PART FOUR. Feature Section. News Features—Pages F-l-4. John Clagett Proctor’s Article on Old Washington—F-2. “Those Were the Happy Days,” by Dick Mansfield—F-2. Radio News and Programs—F-3. Stage and Screen—F-5. Automobiles—F-6. Aviation—F-6. Children’s Page—F-7. High Lights of History—F-7. PART FIVE. Financial, Classified. Financial News and Comment, Stock, Bond and Curb Sum maries—Pages G-l-5. Serial Story—G-6. Parent-Teacher Activities—G-6. Classified Advertising—G-6-16. * Traffic Crashes Seen Replacing War as Plastic Surgery Field Maiming and Mutilation by Motor Ve hicles Cited by Capt, Lucius W, John son in Kober Lecture at Georgetown, Traffic accidents are assuming the proportions of a peace-time sub stitute for the mutilations of war in providing materials for the modern plastic surgeon to develop his skill in rebuilding faces and broken noses, Capt. Lucius W. Johnson, noted plastic surgeon of the Navy, pointed out last night during his Kober Foundation lecture at Georgetown University. "Ever since the earliest dawning of history, plastic surgery has been intimately associated with the military* operations oi armed torces, capt. Johnson said. "Its periods of growth occurred during wars and its decay during peace. "Even though there is. for the mo ment, no great war between civilized nations, knowledge and experience in plastic surgery are being augmented day by day. "We will not see our interest in plastic surgery waning while the pres ent maiming and mutilation by motor "ehicles continues to provide such a wealth of material for its exercise.” The distinguished naval surgeon recently was selected for the annual Kober lectureship by the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States. He was introduced at the exercises last night in Gaston Hal] by Rear Admiral P. S. Ro6siter, sur geon general of the Navy. Rev. Dr Arthur A. O’Leary. S. J., president of Georgetown University, presided and paid a tribute to the memory ol Dr. George M. Kober, late dean of tht Georgetown Medical School, who pro vided annual awards in medical science. Held under auspices of the medi cal school, the lectures were attendee by prominent Army and Navy medical (See”LECTURE, Page A-3.) TRAIN-BUS CRASH KILLS8J1URES5 Passenger Cars Derailed in ' Georgia Grade-Cross ing Tragedy. By the Associated Press. BY^ION, Ga., March 28.—A fast passenger train of the Central Of Georgia Railroad crashed into a bus at a crossing in the heart of the business section here tonight killing, according to first reports, eight per sons and injuring five others. Dr. James B. Kay, who treated the Injured before they were taken to a hospital at Macon, said apparently seven bodies were taken from the wreckage and another victim died there. The physician said the best infor mation was that one white woman, a white man, two Negro men, three Negro women and a Negro child were killed. At Macon undertaking establish ments where bodies of the dead were taken said the white man was tenta tively identified as Walter J. White hurst, 45, of Macon, who was return ing from a lumber camp near Ock lochnee. The white woman, it was added, was tentatively identified as Mrs. Sara Sumter of Americus, formerly of Albany, Ga„ a stenographer in the Sol! Conservation office at Americus. The bus had just made a stop at the depot and started across the rail way crossing when the train struck it almost squarely in the center. Twisted steel, glass and wreckage hampered the work of rescuers. Bod ies of many of the victims. Dr. Kay said, were terribly mangled. Several were stripped of clothing. Dr. Kay said the injured included the bus driver, O. A. Looney of Macon. He doubted if the latter would survive. Listed among the injured were Miss Josephine Early, J. B. Horne, 45, both of Macon, and Clarence Beard of Byron. Five ambulances were hurried here from Macon to aid local authorities In rescue work. The engine tender, baggage car and five passenger coaches were deraUed by the crash. C. H. Hall, engineer of the train, said the bus was squarely on the track when the engine hit it broadside. The locomotive, derailed, lumbered on down the ties, grinding up wood and twist ing the rails. At one place midway of the distance traveled after the crash a pile of cross ties 4 feet high was left tumbled together. Bombers Off for Panama. VERA CRUZ, Mexico, March 28 (IP). —Nine American bombing planes which arrived here yesterday departed today for Guatemala, en route to the Panama Canal Zone. FEDERATION FIGHT NITS SISSON DILI Stormy Session Votes Dowr Indorsement—New Bill Favored. In a three-hour session marked bi shouted and bitter debate and mucl parliamentary maneuvering, the Fed eration of Citizens’ Associations las night refused to indorse the Sissoi bill for repeal of the red rider anc then approved a report calling foi repeal of the rider after the enactmen of other legislation to require thi teaching of the “evil aims and effect of communism and other un-Ameri can doctrines." The long debate was precipitated b; George E. Sullivan, chairman of i special committee on communism ii the schools, who presented a repor setting up four recommendations: 1. Declaring the stand of Repre' sentative Sisson and the Board o: Education is “fundamentally unsound' in asserting “that it is an invasion o the rights of the school authorltie, for Congress to direct, regulate ant control any features of the publii schools." 2. Citing the laws requiring thi teaching of the ill effects of alcoholit drinks and narcotics and calling upoi Congress to enact similar legislatioi requiring instruction “about ant against communism. 3. Asking repeal of the red ride; when a new bill against communisn is passed. 4. Withdrawing the requirement foi monthly affidavits by school employe! when substitute legislation is enacted 20 Delegates Offer Views. As soon as Sullivan presented thi report, Harry S. Wender offered i substitute to indorse the Sisson repea (See-FEDERATION, Page 9.) FIGHT THREATENS Lamneck to Attack Tax Proposals on House Floor Tomorrow. PRESIDENT WARNS OF BUDGET LIMITS Commissioner Helvering First Witness Called by Ways and Means Committee. BACKGROUND— Passage of the bonus payment bill and enactment of a new pro gram of agricultural benefits brought a request from President Roosevelt for additional tax rev enue. His major proposal was lor new levies on undistributed corpo ration profits and on individual in come from corporate dividends; such taxes to replace present ones on capital stock, excess profits and corporate income. With modfica tions. House subcommittee recom mended bill along these lines; hear ings begin tomorrow before full Ways and Means Committee. Omitted thus far is provision for new processing taxes. By the Associated Press. Rumblings of dissatisfaction in Democratic quarters enveloped the administration’s revenue program last night and threatened to stir up a bitter bipartisan row in the House Ways and Means Committee. Coincidentally, it was disclosed that President Roosevelt had advised con gressional leaders by letter to hold appropriations more closely to budget figures or face a request for even more taxes. His warning was directed especially toward the Senate, which to date has added $159,000,000 to appropria tion bills passed by the House. The letter went to Senator Glass, Democrat, of Virginia and Representa j tive Buchanan, Democrat, of Texas, j chairmen, respectively, of the Senate and House Appropriations Commit tees, while copies were said to have [ been transmitted to Chairmen Har rison of the Senate Finance Com mittee and Doughton of the House Ways and Means Committee. Lamneck Plans Attack. Representative Lamneck, Democrat, of Ohio planned the first open Demo cratic attack on the new tax pro- ! posals on the House floor tomorrow immediately after the Ways and Means Committee, of which he is a member, ! starts hearings on them. He asserted j the taxes would destroy initiative and * penalize frugality. Another Democratic committee member, Representative Thompson of Illinois, added that although the pro gram had been “improved vastly over ; original suggestions, two or three | of us are keeping our fingers crossed.” I 11 Some Republican members have been hitting at the tax plan for some time. A majority of Democratic mem bers and even some Republicans have asserted, however, that the plan for a new corporation tax based on amount of net income held in re , serves and for a “windfall” levy on processors who avoided payment of the old A. A. A. processing taxes would go through the committee and probably the House virtually un changed. These two taxes are estimated to yield $591,000,000 and *100,000,000. respectively. The committee is figur ing that *83.000,000 more might be produced from temporary retention of 1 the capital stock and excess profits ' taxes and *25,000,000 through taxation ; of dividends paid by corporations to 1 foreign stockholders. President's Suggestion. President Roosevelt had suggested [ that *620,000,000 be raised from a tax ; on corporation dividends and un ’ distributed profits and *517,000,000 over perhaps three years from the windfall tax and new excise taxes on ’ the processing of farm commodities. 1 The committee, however, scuttled 1 (See TAXES, Page A-3.) ' I TEXAN SEEKS SENATE ' Bichard C. Bush of Waco in Bace Against Sheppard. WACO. Tex., March 28 UP).—Rich ard C. Bush, 34, advertising executive, announced today his candidacy for the United States Senate, opposing Sena i tor Morris Sheppard. i Bush said his platform In the July I Democratic primaries would include approval of the Townsend pension-re . covery plan. i « El Salvador Aids TJ. S. Fund. 1 BAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, ■ March 28 G45).—The Red Cross of El Salvador, a nation which frequently • has received American contributions i for relief of sufferers in its disasters, [ sent *1,000 to aid flood sufferers In the United States. Cafe Bandit Loots Cash Register But Is Seized ‘Frisking’ Patrons While attempting to “frisk" cus tomers and employes after holding up a restaurant at 1401 Eleventh street early today, a white bandit was dis armed and then severely beaten and captured, although two accomplices, a man and woman, threw a brick through the front window of the estab lishment In an effort to effect his release. The bandit asked for a package of cigarettes when he entered the res taurant, but when Aline Childress, 18, of 1252 Tenth street, a waitress, returned with them, he drew a gun and ordered her and five other per sons in the place to line up against the wall. Not satisfied after emptying the cash register, the bandit approached the group and started to search them. His first victim, Gus Jones, 1029 Ninth street, an employe of the res taurant, grabbed the bandit’s pistol hand as he came close. Seizing the revolver, Jones slugged the robber across the head, choked him and held fast while the other Intended victims called police. During the struggle, the bandit’s accomplices hurled the brick, show ering glass into th« restaurant and cutting Jones and a girl, whose name was not learned. The bandit's aides then fled. At Freedmen’s Hospital, the bandit, suffering from wounds about the face and head, gave his name as Nathan Powers, 26, of Chicago. It was learned la tar the bandit's gun was not loaded. RENT GAS TAX RISE PLANNED DY HAZEN FDR RELIEF City Head Proposes to Get Two-thirds of $1,500,000 to Provide Aid. STREET IMPROVEMENTS WOULD PROVIDE JOBS Source of Remaining $50,000 Is Not Yet Decided—Would Aid “White Collar" Workers. BACKGROUND— Relief for the District's needy, buffeted between national relief policy, administered by W. P. A., and national budget policy, admin istered by Budget Bureau, is caus ing local officials grave concern. A request for $608,000 to carry on relief to June 30 was cut to $350, 000 by Congress, and District or dered 4.900 cases, representing 20, 000 persons, dropped from relief rolls. Outlook for next year appeared no brighter when requested appro priations for 1937 were cut by Con gress and the Budget Bureau to $1,590,000, a little more than half the sum held necessary by local relief officials. Hoping to provide adequate relief funds next year, Commissioner Hazen yesterday announced a proposal for a $1,500,000 increase in District taxes, two-thirds of this sum to be raised by a one-cent a gallon increase in the gasoline tax and spent on street im- • provements in 1937 to provide jobs for employables about to be thrown off the relief rolls. Hazen said the additional $500,000, to come from a source yet to be de termined. would be used to employ “white collar" workers and women. In announcing his intention to sub mit this proposal to the Board of Dis trict Commissioners, Hazen pointed out that additional revenue will ba necessary because of the failure of Congress to appropriate funds suffi cient to care for the employable mea and women unable to get W. P. A. iohs Consistently Fought Raise. Hazen has constistently opposed an increase in the gasoline tax, which is now two cents a gallon, but he said he would withdraw his opposition if by doing so the urgent needs of 4.900 families now facing privation couid be met. The pending District supply bill provides $1,590,000 for relief for the 1937 fiscal year. Commissioner Hazen said that unless this sum is virtually doubled, the District next year will again be forced to cut off relief, there by forcing thousands of able-bodied unemployed to shift for themselves. At present, gasoline tax funds are limited by law to use in highway con struction and maintenance. Under Hazen's plan, it would continue to be spent for highway purposes, with the bulk of it going to jobs for the needy. His proposal came after Commis sioner Allen had expressed a willing ness to increase District taxes if Con gress will authorize District officials to use the additional revenue for relief. Instead of having to wait on a later appropriation act to use it. Projects' Worth Criterion. Projects to be undertaken, under the proposed plan, would be judged. Hazen said, not by their ability to make jobs, but on their actual worth to the Capital. He expects to submit the proposal at the same time that Elwood Street, director of public welfare, presents a statement from the board asking again for more funds to continue relief ac tivities through the end of June. The Board of Public Welfare has declared that the community's duty to the 4,900 families to be dropped from the rolls after Tuesday is •‘inescapable.’* Street will ask the Commissioners to call on Congress again for the $258,000 denied in the supplemental appropriation made last week. A total of $350,000 was allowed, $250,000 of which will be used to care for unem ployable clients and the remaining $100,000 for dependent children in families of employables unable to find work. Street said that about two-thirds of the families with dependent children, under the definition of the social security act, are among the 4,100 families of unemployables. The $100,000, he said, probably will care for about 1,000 families through June. Local W. P. A. Faces Task. At the same time, the local W. P. A. is facing the task of reducing the number of men employed from 8,500 (See HAZEN, Page A-4.) PAPER SAYS HOOVER TO AID VANDENBERG Former President Abandons Hop# of Nomination. New York Times States. By tbe Associated Press. NEW YORK, March 28.—The New York Times said tonight In a dis patch from Washington that Herbert Hoover and his “immediate support ers” are backing Senator Vandenberg of Michigan for the Republican nomi nation for President, according to In formation in political circles there. The former President has aban doned hope of being chosen the can didate, the newspaper said, and feels that Vandenberg has shown “the most consistent and Intelligent oppo sition to the New Deal.” It said he is devoting himself to building up strength to Influence the party plat form at the Cleveland convention and further the Influence of Vandenberg. Vandenberg, while agreeing with the administration on some matters, op posed the N. R. A. and the A. A. A, and led the opposition in the Sen ate to appropriations for the Florida ship canal.