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■fa * ■ * ■ * WASHINGTON, D. C., SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 26, 1936.*_PAGE B—1 Senate Committee Approves $571,000 for Local Flood Control .V- ---- A-- -— •> ■ OTHER PO WC PROJECTS LISTED IN OMNIBUS BILL Levees and Grade Raising to Protect Downtown Area Planned. EXPERIMENTAL FARM, AIRPORTS INCLUDED Pull Measure Would Appropriat# $360,000,000 for Work in II. S.—Action Pushed. BY J. A. O'LEARY. Flood control work costing $571,000 to protect downtown Washington from rising waters of the Potomac in fu ture was approved in the $360,000,000 omnibus flood control bill, as finally adopted yesterday by the Senate Com merce rnmmittpp. Three other projects on the upper Potomac, to protect the areas around Cumberland Md.; Harpers Ferry, W. Va., and Moorefield, W. Va„ also were left in by the Senate committee. All four of the undertakings for the Potomac River basin were in tho bill as it passed the House last August, so that if the Senate passes the mea sure as reported the two branches of Congress will be in accord on these sections before the measure goes to conference. The Washington project will help protect the Government's large in vestment in public buildings in the downtown area. By a vote of 6 to 10 the committee rejected a motion to require the Fed eral Government to bear the total cost of the Nation-wide program. The committee then voted to report the measure, containing more than 200 projects throughout the country, with a provision for sharing the cost Purchase of Lands. The local contributions throughout the country will take the form of pur chase of necessary lands, maintenance of projects after they are completed and an agreement to relieve the Gov ernment from damages due to the construction works. There is a proviso that if the cost of the necessary lands exceeds the cost of construction, the Government will help meet the amount by which the land exceeds construc tion cost. Chairman Copeland of the Com merce Committee estimated that these local outlays for land and damages will aggregate about *100,000.000, so that the entire program, including the Government's outlay for construction, will amount to *460.000.000. Senator Copeland, who will file the report in the Senate tomorrow, was emphatic in declaring it is not a "pork'1 bill. He described it as the first bill of its kind that “has no pork in it.” The damaging floods which Inun dated many communities this Spring focused Congressional attention on the bill, after it had lingered at the doors of the Senate since the House passed it near the close of last ses sion. The Army Engineer Corps was asked to revise it with a view to speed ing its enactment, and, following that revision, the committee has spent sev eral weeks in trying to reach an agree ment on controversial phases of the Drobiem. D. C. Item Restored. In the tentative revision a few weeks ago, the Washington item was eliminated, but later restored. The $571,000 to be spent here is for levees and grade raising to protect the down town area, the Arlington Experimental Farm, Bolling Field, and Anacostia Naval Air Station. The estimated cost of the lands and damages required to supplement the Government's expendi ture here is $16,000. When the Potomac began to rise during the recent flood, the Govern ment had to throw up a sandbag levee to protect some of the Federal build ings near Potomac Park. Comment ing on the local project in the pending bill, a tentative draft of the Senate re port states: •'Washington, at the head of tide water on the Potomac, is the most im portant locality in this basin subject to flood damage. The immediate water fronts of Georgetown, Washing ton Channel and Anacostia are diffi cult to protect satisfactorily and dam ages are limited. However, the lower areas of the central downtown busi ness district are subject to inunda tion by the maximum probable flood and in this section is located an in vestment in Federal buildings of about (See FLOOD CONTROL, Page B-3.)~ PHYSICS MEETING OPENS TOMORROW Leading Scientists Will Gather for Conference Under Carnegie and G. W. U. Auspices. Leading scientists from various American and foreign universities will gather here tomorrow for the second Washington conference on theoretical physics under the joint auspices of the Carnegie Institution and George Washington University. The annual conferences are an out growth of researches in fundamental physics begun some years ago by the Carnegie Institution and work being done at George Washington. Topics to be discussed during the three days of the conference include chemical bond, reaction velocities, magnetism. Van der Waal's forces, molecular vibrations and isotopes. Dr. H. A. Tuve and Dr. L. R. Hafstad of the department of terrestrial mag netism. and Dr. Gregory Breit, jr., formerly of the department but now at Princeton University, head the work In fundamental physics at the Carnegie Institution, while at George Washington It is under the direction of Dr. George Gamow and Dr. Ed ward Teller. A June 1 Adjournment Would End Hopes—Mrs. Norton Cites Progress. 46 MEASURES PASS IN THIS SESSION Pensions for Aged and Blind and Job Insurance Are Out standing Laws. BY JAMES E. CHINN. Eighty-seven bills affecting the Dis trict are languishing in subcommittees of the District Committee, according to a check-up yesterday by Chairman Norton. Virtually all are destined to die if Congress carries out its present plan to adjourn by June 1. Mrs. Norton, however, is proud of the record made by the final session of the Seventy-fourth Congress in dis posing of District legislation. She is even more elated over the attention given District bills toy the- House. Thus far, according to Mrs. Norton’s record, the Seventy-fourth Congress has enacted 46 District measures. Outstanding among them were bills providing for old-age pensions, pen sions for the needy blind, unemploy ment insurance and creation of a commission to select a site for the long-proposed municipal airport. 165 Bills Introduced. Altogether, 165 District measures have been introduced during the Sev enty-fourth Congress. Seventy-eight of these passed the House. Mrs. Norton is fearful that the 87 bills now pending in subcommittees may not even reach the calendar in view of the plans of House leaders to concentrate for the next several weeks on "must” national legislation. As soon as the administration’s tax bill is out of the way the House will consider the deficiency and naval appropria tion bills. 'This program will deprive the Dis trict of its regular day in the House tomorrow, and also threatens to cancel the first “District day” in May. In that event, there will be only one re maining day for consideration of Dis trict legislation before June 1. Sisson Bill Heads List. The Sisson bill providing for repeal of the "red rider” to the 1936 District appropriation act now occupies the preferred status among District legis lation on the House calendar, and more than one day, it is believed, will be necessary for its disposition, unless a special rule is granted to expedite its consideration. Thus, the fate of the Ted rider” repealer is problematical. A bill to modernize and humanize Juvenile Court procedure, which Mrs. Norton was anxious to push through Congress at this session, is one of those which may die in the legislative jam in the closing days. Chairman Falmisano bf the Judiciary Subcom mittee held this measure for several months and then referred it back to the full committee without recom mendations. The full committee Is ■ expected to determine its fate Wednes day. Measures Due to Die. Other bills which appear to be pigeonholed in subcommittees are the following: To tighten the gaming laws by making possession of gambling para phernalia prima facie evidence of guilt, to enlarge the powers of the Commissioners, to reorganize the Parole Board, to establish a 40-hour week for women, to change the rate of interest on small loans, to restore prohibition, to prevent vivisection, to authorize an investigation to de termine the feasibility of subways, to establish a farm for inebriates, to construct a sports center and stadium in Anacostia Park, and the four so called Mapes bills to increase taxa tion. One of the Mapes bills would establish a weight tax on automobiles, * another would increase the gasoline tax from 2 to 4 cents a gallon, and a third would substitute an income tax for the tax on intangibles. D.C. BILL CONFEREES TO PLAN SESSIONS Senate and House Groups Expect - ed to Set Meeting Date This Week. Senate and House conferees on the 1937 District appropriation bill prob ably will make arrangements early this week for their first meeting to discuss the Senate amendments, which restored the Federal share to the Budget Bureau recommendation of $5,700,000 and made more ade quate provision for maintenance of many municipal departments. The House bill had cut the Federal pay ment to $2,700,000. 3 Indications are the Senate con ferees will center their efforts on retention of the Federal payment at the budget figure. It is probable they also will endeavor to avoid cut ting public health and hospital funds below the budget allowances. $ For the Senate, the conferees will fee Senators Thomas of Oklahoma, Glass of Virginia. Copeland of New t York. Nye of North Dakota. Keys of New Hampshire and King of Utah. The House will be represented by Representatives Cannon of Missouri, SUanton of Texas, Johnson of West Virginia, Jacobsen of Iowa and Ditter ef Pennsylvania. -• Two Couples Licensed. LEONARDTOWN, Md.. AprU 25 (Special).—Marriage licenses were is sued here to Francis Elmo Norris, 33, * of Leonardtown, and Catherine May Adams, 24, of Valley Lee, Md.; Philip Chester Buckler, 23, and Mary Estelle Cusie,-1§; both of MechanicsvUle, Md. Monkey on Skates Object of Search by District Police A large brown monkey, wear ing shoes and roller skates, was the object of a police search last night. Everett S. Roop, manager of a carnival playing at Fourth street and Massachusetts avenue north east, reported that the booted and be-wheeled simian got away during the evening. The police didn’t have the monkey’s name, but expected to be able to identify it anyway. INILIEN TRIAL IS DUETO START Indictment Alleges Army Officer Accepted Fees From Metals Firm. Trial of Col. Joseph I. McMullen, high War Department official, on a charge of accepting fees from a firm active in opposing a tax bill pending in Congress will begin tomorrow before Justice Daniel W. O’Donoghue in Dis trict Supreme Court. Conviction may result in imprison ment for two years or a $10,000 fine, or both. The officer, who was chief of the pat ents section of : the judge advo cate g e n e r al’s office, v ill be 65 years old in June. M c M u 11 e n's trial will cofhe as a clima:; to hear i ings before the House Military I Affairs Commit | tee, a military '■ court martial and 1 repeated delays Col McMun,„. in his civil prose ! cution brought about by the dogged fight of his attorney, who have taken advantage of all available preliminary legal devices. The indictment, returned last Spring, charges that he accepted 51,750 from the Cuban-American I Manganese Corp. for services before the War Department and the Senate Finance Committee in regard to a pro posed excise tax on the importation of Cuban manganese. The tax, which was a part of the revenue bill of 1932. was defeated and the Cuban ore still enters this country duty free. Ticket-Taking Charged. A court-martial recently convicted Col. McMullen of accept two round trip tickets to California from Joseph ! Silverman, jr., a dealer in Army sur ! plus goods, who is under indictment | with three others on a charge of con spiring to prevent a witness testify ing before the House Military Af fairs Committee. Recommendations that the officer be fined and demoted have gone to President Roosevelt. His testimony in Congress on June 121, 1934, brought him the “deepest censure” of Secretary of War Dem. ; Revelations concerning his alleged employment by the manganese firm were made at that time. Efforts of his attorneys, William E. Leahy and William J. Hughes, jr., to have his indictment quashed, have been based on the contention that McMullen acquired immunity from prosecution by testifying before the House group. The Government has successfully maintained, however, that the in formation on which his indictment was returned was in its hands before the officer was called to the Capitol. To Call 12 Witnesses. Chief Assistant United States At torney David A. Pine and John J. Wilson, also a member of the district attorney's staff, will conduct the prose cution. They said they expected to call 12 witnesses and consume about three days in the presentation of their evidence. inc inaicimcni is in iwo cuums. the first charging that he received $1,500 on July 6, 1932, from the managnese Arm, and the second that he was paid $250 In January of the next year. At the time, McMullen maintained an office in the Investment Building and is alleged to have represented to the Cuban-American company that he had been retired from the Army. BILL TO SEEK ELECTION OF DISTRICT JUDGES Will Be Offered by Cannon in House Tomorrow—Need of Measure Cited. A resolution for a constitutional amendment to provide for popular election of all judges of the District courts and of the Circuit Courts of Ap peals will be introduced in the House tomorrow by Representative Cannon, Democrat, of Wisconsin. Cannon cited the recent Senate ver dict of guilty in the impeachment trial of Federal Judge Halsted Ritter of Florida and emphasized that the "Federal judiciary has In many In stances fallen Into disrepute and Nation-wide scandal.” The judges would be elected by popular vote of the electors In each District under the measure. NAME DAY RITES TODAY King George II of Greece to Be Honored at Services. Bishop Kallistas of San Francisco will officiate at name day services for King George n of Greece at 12:30 p.m. today at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Constantine and Helen, Sixth and C streets southwest. The bishop will be assisted by Rev. Thomas Daniels, pastor of the church. Among those expected to attend are the Minister from Greece, Demetrios Sicilianos, Nicholas Lely, consul, and several high ranking clergy from New York and Philadelphia. n 1' "BIG BUSINESS” MOBILIZING HERE FORWSESSION Criticism of Roosevelt Ad ministration Expected to Be Motif of Discussion. SIBLEY WILL DELIVER ADDRESS ON TUESDAY Declaration Against Tax Bill Is Expected—Internal War Faces Body. BY J. A. FOX. With criticism of the Roosevelt ad ministration program likely to be the predominant motif of discussion, "big business” is mobilizing in Washington this week for the twenty-fourth an nual meeting of the Chamber of Com- . merce of the United States. About 2,000 delegates from com mercial groups all over the country— constituting one of the largest of the organization's conventions — are ex pected to be on hand in the chamber auditorium at 10 a m. Tuesday when the formal opening is launched with the address of Harper L. Sibley of Rochester, the president. Preliminary meetings tomorrow Aill pave the way for the major gather ing. which will be concluded with the annual dinner at the Willard Hotel Thursday night. WUl up pose max om. There has been some talk that the convention attitude this year will be more tempered than that of last, when an uproarious wind-up saw the chamber set face against banking, utilities and social security legislation which President Roosevelt had just informed Congress must be consid ered as a "must" program. It is considered certain, however, that there will be a flat declaration against the proposed tax bill. First, it is said, the Chamber will oppose any new revenue legislation until there is an effort on the part of those in authority to bring expendi tures somewhere into line with in come. Secondly, the proposal to tax un distributed profits will be fought, the feeling being that it is preferable— if the new taxes are needed—to boost the rates on corporate income, which now averages around 15 per cent. This simply would be a reiteration of the stand of the chamber as outlined at House tax hearings by Fred H. Cuasen, Horicon (Wis.) manufacturer, who heads the chamber Committee on Tax ation. Await Sibley’s Address. A great deal of interest will attach to President Sibley’s opening address, although the tenor will not of neces-1 sity sound the keynote for the meet ing. Sibley, a one-time classmate of President Roosevelt, has been one of the sharpest critics of the administra tion and in a recent radio talk bitterly assailed what he termed the ham stringing of business by Government, referred to the forthcoming election and added significantly: "Business must serve notice once and for all that it will not again be the sparrow which meekly sub mits to being picked to death by the political crows.” Along with the subject of taxa tion, the chamber is expected also to give grave thought to the problem of putting the vast army of the idle back to work, particularly in view of President Roosevelt’s insistence that business do more along this line. ‘‘Particular attention will be given to the question of re-employment, with the purpose of reaching conclu sions as to what business itself can do, and as to what are the effects of handicaps imposed by legislation and by regulatory authority,” the chamber said in a program outline. Faced With Internal War. The chamber this year is con war, as the result of widely divergent views of its own membership on pend ing chain store legislation. On the one hand it is being importuned by independents to support laws that would curb the chains, while on the other the chain interests want the proposed laws fought. The issue is expected to come to a head at a round-table conference at the Mayflower at 1 o’clock luncheon Wednesday. The presiding officer there will be Silas Strawn, one of the conservative leaders of the ehamber, who recently jumped into the fight on the Senate Lobby Committee by seeking to enjoin the widespread seiz ure of telegrams. The completed program of the con vention contained a surprise in the listing of speeches at plenary sessions by Secretary of State Hull and Sec retary of Commerce Roper, there hav ing been a definite movement at one time not to have any administration leaders take a principal part in the meeting. Roper will speak on em ployment at the opening session, and Hull on foreign trade at the close. Council To Meet. The preliminary sessions tomorrow will include a luncheon and afternoon meeting by the National Council, and a dinner at 7:30 at the Mayflower by the American section of the inter national chamber. Robert Lincoln O’Brien, chairman of the Tariff Com mission, will be a dinner speaker. The council will nominate directors and make awards in the 1935 fire waste contest and qity and rural health conservation contest. The presentation in the latter will be by Dr. Thomas Parr an, Jr., new surgeon general, Public Health Service. Officers will be elected at the con clusion of the convention, as usual, with Sibley due to be returned to the presidency for a second term. ying Fuad Improved. LONDON, April 25 C4>).—The condi tion of King Fuad of Egypt was re ported slightly improved in a mes sage received by the Egyptian Lega tion here today. « Dogdom’s Smart Set Has a Gala Day | No. 1—La Rex Doll Nanette, a V/2-pound Chihuahua, owned by Mrs. Harry S. Peaster of Germantown. Pa., first-prize winner in the best-of-breed class at the National Capital Kennel Club Show yesterday. , _ „ ... No. 2—Little Barbara Bones of Bradley Hills, Md., with French’s Buddy, 200-pound St. Bernard, a first-prize winner. The Barney View Kennels of Gordonsville, Va„ owns the dog. No. 3—Miss New York, Boston terrier, owned by E. Roy Routt of the Dee Cee Kennels, awarded first prize in the under 15-pound class. . .. . „ .... - . No. 4—Mrs. Helen R. Flentje of this city with her first prize winning Enalish bull, Alba Brittannicus. —Star Staff Photos. Little Dog With Big Name Wins Capital Kennel Club’s Atvard Show at Meadowbrook Saddle Club Draws 20,000 Dog Lovers, Including Jack Dempsey and Mrs. Walker. A little dog with a big name—a Sealyham terrier dubbed "St. Mar garet Magnificent”—walked off with the feature prize, "best in show,” un der the noses of an aristocratic collec tion of pedigreed canines at the Na tional Capital Kennel Club’s seventh annual dog show yesterday. Owned by W. O. Penney of West minster. N. Y„ the 3-year-old Sealy ham ran his string of "bests” to nine as he triumphed over some 760 other champions and near-champions in the competition at the Meadowbrook Sad dle Club In Chevy Chase, Md. Approximately 10,000 dog lovers from the Capital and other large Eastern cities, among them Jack Dempsey and Mrs. James J. Walker, turned out for the blue ribbon sports event of Its kind here. Mrs. Walker, the former Betty Compton of musical comedy fame, had her Irish terrier entered. With some of the most famous dogs in the country vying for honors, the Saddle Club grounds presented a col orful picture -as uniformed attendants, “beauticians” and owners and fanciers mingled with the spectators. Dole Presented Trophy. Among the better-known entries were Mrs. Cheever Porter's Irish setter, Milson O’Boy, which closely pressed the Sealyham for first honors; the Halcyon Kennels’ greyhound, Halcyon Southball Moonstone; Par Land Thundergust. W. J. McFarland's black chow; John F. Cholley’s Dober man Pinscher, Blank V. D. Domstadt, and Hei’ Tsum, a Pekingese owned by the Misses Lowther. A high light of the show was the presentation of a trophy to Frank Dole of the New York Herald Tribune, dean of all dog news writers. A silver bowl, designated as the “Martha Washington trophy.” was given Dole for being “the outstanding personality in the dog world in 1936.” The trophy was presented by Mrs. Maude Ballington Booth, commander of the Volunteers of America, whose organization received part of the' proceeds. Variety Group Winners. Winners in the variety groups were as follows: Sporting class—First, Milson O’Boy, Irish Setter, owned by‘Mrs. Cheever Porter; second, Torohill Trader, Cocker Spaniel, Leonard J. Buck; third, Phot of Crombie of Happy Val ley, Happy Valley Kennels. Sporting class (hounds) — First, Southball Moonstone of Halcyon, greyhound, Halcyon Kennels; second, Thelma of Meander, whippet, Her man S. Duker; third, Hart’s Sprightly, beagle, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Hart Non-sporting class—First, Far Land Thundergust chow chow, William J. McFarland; second. Edelweia Du La bory of Salmagnundi, poodle, Mr. and Mrs. Justin W. Griess; third, Markham Duke, bulldog, Thomas J. Parvin. Working class—Blank V. D. Dom stadt, Doberman Pinscher. John F. Cholley; second. French’s Buddy, St. Bernard, Miss Alice H. French; third, Armin of Gwynllan, German shepherd, Gwynllan Kennels. Terriers—St. Margaret Magnificent, Sealyham, Clairedale Kennels; sec ond, Goldfinder’s Lillie, Scottish ter rier, Edward F. Moloney: Solus Joy, smooth fox terrier, E. Coe Kerr. Toy dogs — Hei Tsun. Pekingese, Misses C. and M. Lowther: second, Bethune's Honey Bunny. Pomeranian, Mrs. H. L. Bethune; third, Gentaine, Brussels griffon, Mrs. Jerome H. Bona parte. POLICEMAN INJURED IN CYCLE CRASH Grissett's Machine Hits Taxi on Turn in Chase After Boadster. Policeman E. J. Grissett, 27, of the Traffic Division was injured last night when the motor cycle on which he was pursuing a reckless driver col lided with a taxicab near Eleventh street and Park road. The officer is in Garfield Hospital with a severely sprained right leg. Grissett and another officer, R. L. Dowell, were chasing a roadster when it turned into an alley Just south of Park road. In making the turn after the automobile, Grissett’s machine struck a cab driven by Isaiah Flynn, 32, colored, 1319 Corcoran street. The pursued driver escaped, and Dowell took Grissett to the hospital. Polile traced the license number of the roadster to a colored man living in the 1100 block Lamont street, and broadcast a lookout. A half hour after the accident, however, he notified police his automobile had been stolen. JOIN C. U. FRATERNITY Michael L. Anselmo, 4021 Alabama avenue southeast, and Robert L. Blandford, 220 Eighth street south west, both Juniors at Catholic Uni versity, were Initiated Into Alpha 'Chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, national social science honor society, at C. U. last week. At the same time it was announced that four other Washington students have been tapped for membership. They are Maximilian N. Brinkman, 7239 Georgia avenue; George R. Mc Culloch. 1811 Kennedy place; Roger O’Donoghue, 909 Sixteenth street, and Philip L. Werner, 1817 B street south cut. i Forced Draft Equipment Is to Be Required in All Vehicles. Installation of forced draft venti lation equipment on all Capital Tran sit Co. busses as a means of assuring a better supply of fresh air will be required in an order to be issued this week by the Public Utilities Commission. Chairman Riley E. Eigen said yesterday. Directions to this effect have been held up since last month so commis sion experts could complete exper iments with equipment used on newly-purchased busses. Announce ment of the commission's plans were revealed several weeks ago. People’s Counsel William A. Roberts declared again yesterday, however, he is not content to let the matter rest there. On the basis of a report sub mitted to the Commissioners Friday by Health Officer George C. Ruhland, showing excessive quantities of car bon dioxide had been found on some of 12 busses tested. Roberts demanded the company be punished. “I am preparing a suit against the company, seeking a punitive fine.” he said. "I shall lay this before the com mission. If it does not act. I shall file suite in court independently.” Roberts recalled he had been study ing ventilation requirements for busses and street cars since 1932. Yesterday he started collection of re ports by medical authorities on the effects of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. The health office inspection dealt with carbon dioxide. Dr. Ruhland re ported the finding of from 4 to 35 parts of carbon dioxide in 10,000 parts. Roberts believes the company should be fined because the content In some cases exceeded the 13 parts per 10,000, now the health standard. He pointed out that the District utilities act requires provision of rea sonably safe air in busses. The commission indicated it would make no statement on Roberts’ de mand for prosecution until his peti tion was received. POLICE LOOK FOR GIRL MISSING SINCE FRIDAY Three Boys Also Sought After Absence From Homes Since Yesterday. Police last night were searching for 14-year-old Irene Williams, daughter of Prank Williams, who disappeared from her home at 1362 Emerson street northeast Friday morning. Three boys who have* been missing from their homes since early yesterday also were being sought at the request of their parents. Two of the youths, Richard Marshall, 15, of 2009 Franklin street northeast and Jack Nelson, 14, of 2502 Perry street northeast are believed to be traveling together on a trip to Kansas. Police said the Nelson boy disappeared a year ago and later was found on a farm in Kansas. They had about $30 when they left, police were told. The other missing boy is Everett Franklin Brown, 16, who disappeared from his home at 1659 Wisconsin avenue yesterday, according to his father, Everett R. Brown, who could suggest no reason for his son's absence. THREE ATTACKED A 15-year-old colored girl was ar rested yesterday after she allegedly attacked two employes of the S. Kann Sons Co., department store, and a third person, who reported they caught her in the act of shoplifting. The girl is being held at the Receiv ing Home. The store employes were treated at a first-aid station for minor cuts and bruises which they aald the girl in flicted with an overnight bag. ThoSe treated were Grace Bine, 813 P street northeast, and Cecelia DeNunzio, 2915 Seventeenth street northeast, saleswomen, and Mrs. Vivienne Broadwell, Westchester Apartments, p customer. _ - > ^L Committee Will Recommend Projects Totaling $500, 000,000. Projects totaling $500,000,000 for 1 flood control in the recently devastated ' areas of the East will be recommended to the National Rivers and Harbors Congress by the Projects Committee. Representative Driver of Arkansas, chairman, said yesterday. Concluding two days of open hear ings on applications for projects vary ing from a yacht harbor in California to an inland canal from the St. Law rence River to Lake Champlain, the committee went into executive session to prepare its report for the congress, which holds its annual meeting In the Mayflower Hotel tomorrow and Tues day. | Delegates from every State and from Hawaii and Puerto Rico will gather to hear Secretary of Agriculture Wal lace and engineering experts discuss flood control and water conservation, and to hear a message from President Roosevelt. Sapp Heads D. C. Delegation. The District delegation, headed by E. W. Sapp, vice chairman of the Port Development and Rivers and Harbors Committees of the Board of Trade, has presented no new projects for con sideration at the convention, but will participate in the discussions. Several projects approved at last year's con-* gress are awaiting appropriations. The Florida ship canal and the Passamaquoddy project, for both of which Congress refused to make ap propriations after they had been started with W. P. A. funds, are before the Projects Committee, but Chair man Driver refused to forecast what action will be taken. “There is a difference of opinion on those two projects that will have to be threshed out before the committee makes its report Tuesday afternoon.” he said. "Whether Congress will recon sider its action in refusing funds is as much of a question as whether this committee will approve them. Hopes for Immediate Action. "At present, there are projects to taling some $8,000,000,000 before the Projects Committee, which sifts the applications for the congress. I esti mate those dealing with flood control in the areas recently affected will amount to about $500,000,000, and will ask for immediate approval at the congress session Tuesday. I hope the major portion of them, at least, will receive approval, and that funds will be made available by Congress at this session.” The convention will be called to or der at 10 a.m. tomorrow by Frank R. Reid, president. Speakers at the morning session will be Col. Dan I. Sultan, District Engineer Commis sioner, who will welcome the dele gates; Senators Robinson of Arkansas, Copeland of New York, Overton of Louisiana and Hatch pf New Mexico, Representative Whittington of Mis sissippi and MaJ. Gen. Blanton Win ship, Governor of Puerto Rico. Secretary Wallace, a member of the National Resources Board, will speak at the noon luncheon on "Flood Con trol at the Grass Roots.” After his talk, a message will be read from President Roosevelt. Representative Nichols of Oklahoma, a member of the House Rivers and Harbors Com mittee, will talk on "Importance to the Nation of Water Conservation,” and Rev. J. W. Hynes, president of Loyola University, New Orleans, on "An Obligation Fulfilled—New Or leans and Flood Control.” B. F. WESTON DIES Succumbs From Heart Disease After Breaking Arm. Benjamin Francis Weston, 54, of 6606 Eastern avenue, died last night in Emergency Hospital, where he had been since Monday, when he fell from the steps of his home, breaking an arm. Heart disease was given as the aaiise at death.