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Giant Zeppelin Safe at Lake
hurst After First North
ern Voyage.
Official Time Is 61 Hours and 53
Minutes—New York Acclaims
Dirigible on Dawn Visit.
Long successful with its Zeppelin
passenger service to South America,
Germany this year built the world's
largest dirigible, the Hindenburg,
to install a similar service to North
America. On a test flight across
the South Atlantic the giant new
ship was proved seaworthy. Re
turning to Germany, the Hinden
burg took on board its more than
50 passengers and headed west to
the United States, bent on break
ing the world speed record.
{Copyright. 11)311. by the Associated Press.)
LAKEHURST, N. J., May 9.—The
Hindenburg, newest and largest of the
Zeppelins, completed its first trip
across the North Atlantic today in rec
ord time for lighter-than-air craft.
Following the shipping lane across
the North Atlantic, the Hindenburg
did not pass over American land
until It skirted Long Island, followed
Ambrose Channel into New York
Harbor and cruised over New York
It was sighted over New York at
4 a.m., just as dawn was lighting the
sky. Thousands of early risers cheered,
and ships tied down their whistles.
After cruising over Manhattan for
38 minutes, the 803-foot ship circled
south directly for Lakehurst.
Nazi Swastika Visible.
The red and black of a large Nazi
swastika was visible on the vertical
fin aft.
A dozen or more airplanes circled
far above. As the nose of the Zeppe
lin dipped for the ground, the moon
was still in the sky, and a brilliant
red sun was just coming up on the
Eastern horizon.
At 5:10 a.m. the Hindenburg for
the first time touched soil in the
United States—on the first of its 10
scheduled round-trip commercial voy
ages from Germany during the Sum
A landing crew of trained sailors
from the United States Navy, aided by
about 50 civilians, brought the ship
safely to land. The civilians were
pressed into service because soldier re
inforcements from Camp Dlx were not
on hand when the ship arrived.
The Hindenburg circled over the air
station before it lowered to the earth,
dumped its water ballast and threw
out its ropes. Its speed was so greatly
reduced that as it slowly turned about
the field it looked as if it were stand
ing still. With all its tow lines han
dled by the swarm of ground men, the
Hindenburg’s nose wgs made fast to
the mobile mooring mast at 5:23 a.m.
The ship, carrying 51 passengers and
a crew of 56, was slowly towed into the j
Los Angeles Removed.
To make room for the Hindenburg, ;
naval officials removed from the
hangar last night the old naval dirig- i
ible Los Angeles, which the United
States gained from Germany after the
World War.
The landing was more difficult than
had been expected, although with the
adequate preparations it was still
handled with ease.
Just before the Hindenburg reached
the Lakehurst field, the wind veered
from northwest to southeast, necessi
tating expert maneuvering to bring
it in.
As soon as the ship was made
last to the mooring mast Dr. Hugo
Eckener, the famous dirigible de
signer, leaned out of the control
cabin, the famous smile spread over
his face, and he waved a greeting
to the throng of 5,000 people.
To Dr. Eckener it was perhaps
just another crossing of the Atlantic.
It was on October 15. 1928, that
he first brought across the North
Atlantic the Graf Zeppelin, which
lor the last few years has been in
regular commercial service between
Germany and Brazil.
_ Last month the Hindenburg made
(See HINDENBURG, Page 2.)
Sang Farouk Expected to Ask
Wafd Leader to Form
By the Associated Press.
CAIRO, May 9.—Premier All Pasha
Maher tendered the resignation of his
cabinet to Egypt’s new King Farouk
today In accordance with custom fol
lowing the appointment of a regency.
Informed sources believed the Wafd
^Nationalist party) leader, Nahas
Pasha, would be asked to form a new
Parliament named three regents last
eight—Prince Mohamed All, heir pre
sumptive to the throne; Aziz EZzet
Pasha, former Egyptian Minister in
London, and Cherif Sabri Pasha,
uncle of the new King—to serve until
the 16-year-old Farouk attains his
The nominations of regents made
by the late King Fuad were rejected
by Parliament after the monarch’s
letter, opened last night before a joint
session, was found to have been writ
ten in 1922. One of the nominees
had died.
■ ■ i
Lost and Found
Advertisements .
* Page 3, Column 1 *
Dr. Eckener Drops In Again
Veteran flyer of Zeppelins, Dr. Hugo Eckener, chats with
American friends at Lakehurst, N. J„ shortly after the Hinden
burg, Germany’s new mistress of the skies, landed early today.
Dr. Eckener, tall figure center left. Lieut. Comdr. Lehman, right,
wearing naval officers’ cap.
—A. P. Wirephoto, portable transmission.
'r _i_
Denies Leftists Will “Soak
Rich” and Pledges Regime
to Moderation.
French championship of the gold
standard received severe jolts April
26 and May 3, when elections put
Leftists in power. Gold took flight
and devaluation of franc loomed.
Leon Blum, slated for premiership
when Chamber of Deputies con
venes next month, began moving
to support of Premier Sarraut when
financial crisis threatened. Thrifty
French, however, fear Leftists, re
membering tax pledges in cam
Bv the Associated Press.
PARIS, May 9.—Prance's Socialist
leader, Leon Blum, acting to halt finan
cial apprehension of possible mone
tary peril, assured the nation’s busi
ness today it had nothing to fear
from the incoming Leftist government.
Indicating no drastic “soak-the
rich” policy was contemplated under
the new regime, Blum announced:
“The people’s front government will
direct all its efforts to recreating
prosperity and reviving sources of na
Hnnol ortivitv
“This would be impossible without
large credit within the country. Thus,
by exercising violence and provoking
trouble and tumult, we would be go
ing against our object.”
Blum, whose party won the greatest
representation in the elections for a
new Chamber of Deputies, made his
announcement after conferring last
night with Premier Albert Sarraut
and Edouard Daladier, Radical-So
cialist party President.
The Socialist leader promised to
give a full outline of his party’s pro
gram after an Executive Committee
meeting tomorrow, when Leftist dem
onstrations may be held.
Sarraut's cabinet arranged to dis
cuss the situation late today with
President Albert Lebrun.
The closing of the Bourse for the
regular week-end holiday, however,
relieved officials after heavy gold
shipments abroad and wide fluctua
tions on the Stock Exchange reflected
nervousness over the financial and
political future and fear of possible
devaluation of the franc.
The present “National Union” min
istry is expected to give way to a
leftist government after the Chamber,
in which the “People’s Front” of So
cialists, Radical-Socialists and Com
munists won a majority, meets early
next month.
The government expelled Samuel
Silberfeld, Polish “Paris agent of the
Precious Metals Co.,” as a "warning”
to other gold sellers.
Premier Sarraut as minister of in
terior signed the expulsion order last
night, declaring:
“By this example the government
wishes to prove it is determined to
take all measures for defense of our
currency and to improve the condi
tion of financial markets.”
Silberfeld was charged with violat
ing government regulations on specu
lation against the franc.
Administration Leaders to
Discuss Compromises
With Opposition.
House passed tax bill last week;
feature of measure being levy
against undistributed corporation
profits, innovation requested by
President Roosevelt.
In Senate, more conservative
Democratic members of Finance
Committee have doubted wisdom of
program as business presented
united front in opposition.
By the Associated Press.
Administration leaders were fighting
today to turn back opposition in the
Senate to President Roosevelt's pro
posal for taxing undistributed corpora
tion profits.
Fate of the measure, and perhaps
also of plans for adjourning Congress
before the June conventions, depended
largely on the outcome of week end
conferences among wavering Demo
cratic members of the Finance Com
The doubtful Democrats were trying
to work out some alternative tax plan
that would raise the $620,000,000 of
permanent revenue asked by President
Roosevelt without going into the fields
(See TAXES, Page 7.)
Skull Crushed by Intruder at
Y. W. C. A. Hotel in
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, May 9.—Her skull
crushed, apparently by a rock which
lay beside her body, a woman who
police said was Mrs. LiUian Guild, 50
years old, was found dead today in her
room at the Y. W. C. A. Hotel on
Michigan avenue, just south of the
Y. W. C. A. officials said Mrs. Guild
had lived in the hotel since January 1.
She came from Attleboro, Mass., and
was in business for herself, they said.
Her room was on the second floor.
Indications in the room were that
Mrs. Guild had battled with her slayer.
The assailant, police said, may have
gained entry by way of a fire escape.
“No Bain in Sight,” Says Bureau
After 92 High at 3:30
Shirtsleeve weather was due to con
tinue today after the temperature set
an all-time high for May 8 with 32
degrees at 3:30 p.m. yesterday.
“Pair and warmer,” said the Weather
Bureau for today. “No rain in sight,”
the forecast added as the thermometer
made faces at the earlier 1936 record
of 86 on April 21.
Nude Youth Runs Half Mile
On 16th Street Before Capture
Lady Godiva’s ride was a washout
compared to the stunt staged this
morning on fashionable Sixteenth
street by a young, blond white man
who wore nothing more than a bit
of tattooing.
Sans clothing of any description,
and without benefit of the legendary
lady’s white horse, the youth ran half
a mile or more before finally coming
to the inevitable end of his trail—
in the hands of the law.
Officer B. M. Moore overtook the
brazen male as he was rounding the
corner of New Hampshire avenue and
T street in high.
"What nudist colony did you come
from, buddy?” Moore asked.
The policeman was wrong, however,
as the youth parried the question with
one of his own:
“How about another drink?”
At No. 3 precinct, the youth whs
a bit incoherent Questioned about sis
name and address, all he could say
was that his first name and Initial
was "George H.” and that he lived
In the 1500 block of P street.
George’s only adornment during his
Jaunt was the figure of a nude woman
tatooed on his right biceps and a
"U. S. N.” on his left arm.
Officer Moore first learned of
George’s escapade from a group of
laborers who were cutting down a tree
In front of the Chastleton Apartments.
The policeman commandeered a
taxicab and, aided by persons who had
witnessed the flying apparition, traced
his quarry up Sixteenth street to U,
then down New Hampshire avenue.
George was unable to remember
where he started. He was first seen,
however, near Scott Circle.
He was taken to Galllnger Hospital
for observation after being furnished
with 4 pair of white ducks and a blue
shirt at the police station, f^ice said
he probably would be chaffed with
Indecent exposure.
Badoglio Expected to Be
Chosen Viceroy as Well
as Army Commander.
Minister Reveals New Capital ocv
Up in Secret Place—Britain's
View Waited.
Their conquering legions mov
ing forward too fast for adequate
supplies to keep pace. Italy’s arm
ies reached Addis Ababa too late to
bag Emperor Haile Selassie, who
had fled with his imperial treasures
to Jerusalem. Rome went wild
with joy. Mussolini called for
world recognition of the conquest
and demanded reorganization of
the League of Nations.
ROME, May 9 (SP).—Former
Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm
of Germany today telegraphed
Premier Mussolini congratulating
the Italian dictator on the victory
of his troops in East Africa.
By the Associated Press.
Premier Mussolini summoned the
people of Italy to another great
“Adunata” tonight—the second within
the week and the second since con
clusion of the Italian conquest of
Well-informed sources expected the
Fascist dictator to proclaim formal
annexation of Emperor Haile Selas
sie’s kingdom before the Grand Coun
cil and the cabinet, handing to King
Victor Emmanuel the title of “Em
(Premier Mussolini’s speech will be
relayed to America by short-wave
radio. It may be heard over WJSV
at 5 o’clock.)
An accusation that Italy, by bribes,
endeavored to obtain false evidence
of atrocities was filed officially. A
letter signed by six Egyptians in the
war *one protested statements they
had witnessed barbarous acts by the
Another new title was anticipated
for Marshal Pietro Badognio, com
mander of the Italian forces in Addis
Ababa, as authoritative sources pre
dicted his appointment as viceroy of
As Italy prepared to strengthen Its
hold on the East African kingdom an
Ethiopian diplomatic representative
prepared to go to a League of Nations
Council meeting for “justice against
Wolde Mariam, Minister to Paris,
disclosed a “new secret capital” had
been set up to replace his govern
ment’s former headquarters.
The Minister declared the “Paris
Legation is receiving orders from a
new capital, where a large part of the
cabinet and numerous functionaries
are carrying on." but declined to dis
close the location of the new seat of
The Ethiopian Emperor was re
ported preparing to leave his voluntary
exile at Jerusalem for London. The
rest of his party, including the Em
press, their children and his closest
followers, will remain in the Holy
British differences over sanctions
widened as Winston Churchill loaned
his support to the anti-sanctions group
with the declaration the imposition of
penalties against Italy for its aggres
sion was “ludicrous if not tragic.”
A mass meeting under the auspices
of the League of Nations Union, on
the other hand, approved a resolution
to continue the war penalties until
Italy accepts peace terms satisfactory
to the League Council.
Fascist troops in East Africa con
tinued their operations to restore peace
as native tribesmen turned over their
arms to the Italian conquerors.
Duce Today to Proclaim His Folic; on
(CopyTliht. 1U3B, by the Associated Press.)
ROME, May 9.—Premier Mussolini
summoned Italy today to another
great "adunata,” or semi-military
mobilization, to hear him proclaim
what would be done with conquered
11 Duce’s significant pronouncement
will be made in a broadcast, starting
at 10 o’clock (4 o’clock. Eastern stand
ard time) tonight, when the Fascist
(See WAR, Page 7.)
Battered Body of Pretty Brunette
in Soho District Is Third
iffirdei Six Months.
By the Associated Press.
LONDON, May 9.—Scotland Yard
puzzled today over its third murder
mystery In the last six months with
the discovery of the battered body of
a pretty brunette in the Soho district.
Constance May Hind, 34, apparently
was clubbed to death with a hammer
or poker. The body, partly clothed,
was found on a bed with wounds In
the head and throat indicating a knife
may also have been used.
The victims In other unsolved cases
have been women. In November Mrs.
Josephine Martin, known as "French
Fill,” was found strangled with a silk
stocking. Another French woman,
Marie Cousins, was found garrotted
with a silk handkerchief April 17.
President Roosevelt today signed a
bill to give employes of Post Office De
partment mail-equipment shops the
same compensation under fcie new 40
hour week for the postal se&ce as they
received for the old 44-hour wash.
House Group Hits Red Rider,
Denying Communism Invasion
Ballou and School Board Vindicated of
Charges of Allowing Students
to Absorb Propaganda.
di jninEs r..
A flat denial that communism has
made any inroads into the public
schools is contained in a formal re
port submitted to the House today by
the Education Subcommittee of the
District Committee, which recently
conducted hearings on the Sisson bill
to repeal the so-called “red rider” to
the 1936 appropriation act.
In one brief but sweeping para
graph. the report completely vindi
cates Supt. of Schools Prank W. Bal
lou and the Board of Education of
charges that they had permitted
school children to be indoctrinated
with factual history of Red Russia.
The report also gives a clean bill of
health to the text books used in the
public schools, pointing out that the
suDcommittee s investigation lauea to
show that any of the literature “had
even the remotest connection with
the question of advocacy of commu
The secrecy that marked the adop
tion of the “red rider” was criticized
in the report, as was the effect it has
had upon the entire school system.
Likewise, the subcommittee declared,
the “red rider” is objectionable be
cause it has opened the way to inject
politics into the schools, and eventu
ally it will destroy the freedom of
speech as well as academic freedom.
“Despite all the agitation,” the re
port said, “no instance was shown
where any of the more than 2,900
ieachers of the public schools of the
(See RED RIDER, Page l7)
Stranded Travelers Safe
After Being Trapped
on Raton Pass.
B7 the Associated Press.
RATON, N. Mex., May 9—More
than 150 travelers were safe today
from a sudden blizzard that marooned
them a night and a day on the rugged
Raton Pass.
Snow and bitter cold continued on
the lofty summit where rescuers cut
through with snowplows late yesterday
to bring out the stranded motorists,
3us passengers and truckers.
Many of them were brought to ho
tels, homes and tourist camps here.
Dthers were taken to Trinidad. Colo.,
cn the other side of the 7,886-foot
pass. Some of the group went nearly
24 hours without food, water or heat
cut the cold was not intense.
Two busses and a number of auto
mobiles and trucks were abandoned
in deep drifts. The highway was
closed to general traffic and State
police patrolled it through the night.
Rains and Abnormal Heat Also Mottle
Parts of Nation.
CHICAGO, May 9 (JP).—Tornadoes,
blizzards, heavy rains and abnormal
heat mottled the Nation today.
Tornadoes injured five persons and
wrecked a score of buildings at Hanna,
Okla., late yesterday and injured four
residents of Gore, Okla., last night.
A small twister claimed one life at
Bonham, Tex. Torrential r^is washed
out roads In the Hanna area.
Snow and rain ended a Spring
drought over great stretches of the
Western plains. The precipitation
brightened crop prospects in the
Southwestern "dust bowl.” As a
consequence, the wheat market drop
ped 3 cents at Chicago yesterday
and 5 at Minneapolis.
Court Is Closed Sunday When
Time Limit Expires, Permit
ting Piling of Papers.
By the Associated Press.
HOLLYWOOD, May 9.—Elissa
Landl, Austrian movie star, must
wait until Monday before she becomes
i free woman, maritally.
She was divorced a year ago today
trom John Cecil Lawrence, London
barrister, but under California law,
the interlocutory decree lasts a year
and a day before final papers may be
obtained. The time expiree on Sun
day. when the courts are closed.
Roger Marchetti, attorney, said he
would apply for the final decree the
following day.
For a time after her divorce there
were rumors she would marry J. F. T.
O’Connor, United States controller
at currency, when she was free to
do so.
Marchetti said he believed they still
;orresponded frequently, but "beyond
that, all I know is what I read in the
Florida Senator Was Advo
cate of Big Navy, Headed
Senator Park Trammell of Florida,
chairman of the Senate Naval Affairs
Committee and advocate of a big navy,
died last night at his home, 2633 Six
teenth street, of a cerebral hemor
rhage. The Senate only a few hours
earlier had passed the largest peace
time Navy appropriation bill.
Senator Trammell suffered an at
tack of influenza several weeks ago
and his condition became serious
when pleurisy and other complica
tions set in. He was 60 years old.
Announcement of his death was made
(See TRAMMEI.Ii. Page 8.)
St. Paul and Minneapolis Inde
pendents Decide to Defy Strik
ing Union Workers.
Ey the Associated Press.
MINNEAPOLIS, May 9.—Six hun
dred gasoline retailers In Minneapolis
and St. Paul agreed to resume business
today in defiance of striking petroleum
workers, who have closed most of the
The decision was made by independ
ent operators and lessees last night
after they refused the proposal of
George R. Lund, business agent of
Petroleum Workers’ Union No. 19802,
that they meet with the committee and
Gov. Floyd Olson today.
Frank Forestal, Minneapolis police
chief, said his men would do their
‘•utmost’’ to maintain order. St. Paul
police agreed to furnish protection to
stations in the event of trouble.
Lund asserted the union was ‘‘not
fighting leases or workers, but the
major oil companies.”
Ex-Counsel Hands Mont
gomery Board $17,789
After Audit.
By a Stall Correspondent of The Star.
ROCKVILLE. Md„ May 9.—The
sum of $17,789.75 has been turned over
to the Montgomery County commis- !
sioners by Capt. Joseph C. Cissel, a '
former counsel to the board, in adjust- j
ment of an account said today to have j
been outstanding when he retired from
office more than a year ago.
Frank H. Kara, president of the
commissioners, stated that the money
was received in the form of two cer- |
tified checks, one for $12,408.40 and
the other for $5,381.35. The first was i
received about three weeks ago and the
second on April 28, he declared.
Auditor Sought Report.
The head of the county board said
the checks were turned over to the j
commissioners following an examina- i
tion of the county’s expenditures far !
improvement work along Wisconsin !
avenue after the arrest of Edward
Peter, former attorney to the board, on
a charge of embezzlement.
Kara declared that State’s Attorney
James H. Pugh requested an audit of
the improvement account and County
Accountant Alexander Hancock asked
Capt. Cissel, who was attorney to the
former board which retired in 1934, for
a report on his expenditures in con
nection with rights-of-way purchases.
Turned Over to Pugh.
It was said that in a letter to the
board Capt. Cissel asserted his files
had been los^or misplaced and a record
of transactions was not available.
Cissel’s checks in adjustment of the '
sum on which the records were missing
were then presented to the board, Kara
Karn declared the matter had been
laid before State’s Attorney Pugh for
his consideration.
Actress and Lew Ayres Will Live
Apart, They Say—No Divorce
By the Associated Press.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif.. May 9.—Gin
ger Rogers, dancing actress, and her
husband. Lew Ayres, actor-director,
said today they have decided to live
amicably apart, but that no divorce
was planned immediately.
A joint statement issued by the
couple through a studio said:
"Ginger Rogers and Lew Ayres have
instructed their attorneys to draw up
articles of separation.
“The action is entirely amicable.
In the future the two will maintain '
separate residencs. Miss Rogers will
live with her mother, Mrs. Lela Rogers.
"No divorce is contemplated at the
present time.”
The film colony puzzled over the sig
nificance of this last pronouncement,
but Miss Rogers and Ayres declined ,
to amplify it.
Ayres took the petite blond actress
for his bride November 14, 1934. Since,
their careers have undergone rapid
Ginger, who had enjoyed only
ordinary success in the movies, teamed
with Fred Astaire in the musical ,
“Roberta.” The combination was a
fortunate one. As a foil to nimble
footed Astaire she rose to stardom.
Missing Girl Feared Drowned
As Clothing Is Found at Pond
The body of 9-year-old Mary
Farrell was dragged out of the pond
shortly before 1 o’clock this after
A child’s discarded clothing and s
playmate’s story aroused fears today
that 9-year-old Mary Farrell, 1343 F
street northeast, may have drowned
in a stagnant pond behind a brick
yard near New York avenue and
Bladensburg road northeast.
Harbor police were dragging the
pond In a row boat trucked from the
river front. They had found a smali
suit of blue overalls, white shirt and
socks on one bank of the pond, and
on another ba^k not far away a
pair of shoes. w
The clothing was identified ai
Mary’s by her weeping mother, Mrs.
Margaret B. Farrell, who has seven
other children, ranging In age Iron:
3 months to 16 years. Her husband,
George J. Farrell, Is a stereotyper In
the Government Printing Office.
Mrs. Farrell said Mary bad gone out
last night to play with a chum down
the street. About an hour later, a boy
of about the same age ran Into the
Farrell home, crying that Mary had
drowned. After his hysteria was
calmed, however, he changed his story
completely, stating Mary was all right
and would be back soon.
When the girl did not return home
during the nigl^ Mrs. Farrell notified
police. The bofs story sent police to
(.See ctftLD, Page V)
Orders Division Heads Here
and in Field to Prepare
to Drop 25 Per Cent of
Administration Paves Way for
Passage of Relief Measure Mon*
day After Accepting Prevailing
Wage Amendment and Barring
of Enemy Aliens.
Administration is seeking tl,425,
000,000 to finance relief program
for coming fiscal year, emphasis to
be placed on light work program of
W. P. A.
In tightly controlled House, ef
forts have been resisted to earmark
large part of fund for P. IV. A. or
to decentralize administration.
Real fight may develop in Senate.
Question of relief wage rate has
been issue in all relief work pro
grams with union scale rejected in
84,880,000.000 bill last year only
after vigorous fight.
By the Associated Press.
First steps toward a 25 per
cent cut in the P. W. A. admin
istrative staff were taken by Sec
retary Ickes today after the
House failed to earmark any of
the proposed $1,425,000,000 work
relief appropriation for a new
public works program.
An order directed P. W. A. division
heads both in Washington and the
field to prepare lists of employes to
he dropped, and at the same time
forbade any further pay increases.
Officials explained that the order,
which followed victory of administra
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and paved the way for House passage
Monday of the deficiency bill contain
ing the new W. P. A. appropriation,
would not be carried out immediately.
The lists, which are to cover em
ployes of both P. W. A. and the P. W.
A. housing division—also left without
further funds—are to be submitted
immediately, however.
The P. W. A. administrative staff
totals 9,000, including 3,000 in Wash
ington. The housing division employ#
1,000 persons.
Driving toward early passage of the
ieficiency-relief measure, the admin
istration high command yesterday ac
:epted amendments requiring payment
of prevailing wages on the new W. P.
A. program and barring aliens who
•ntered illegally from W. P. A. jobs.
After Monday's House vote, the de
ficiency bill with its relief issue will
jo to the Senate.
Republicans Lose Move.
In rapid-fire action late yesterday,
Republicans lost in,efforts to substi
tute a system of Federal grants to
States for W. P. A., and a bloc led
tiy Democrats w as stymied in its drive
to earmark $349,950,000 for P. W. A.
An amendment wanted by union
labor passed. In a surprise move,
the Appropriations Committee ac
;epted and the House approved by a
t-oice vote, an amendment by Repre
sentative Connery, Democrat, of Mass
ichusetts requiring payment of pre
railing wages on Works Progress Ad
ministration projects throughout the
This recalled the notable fight of
iast year, when Senator McCarran,
\See RELIEF, Page 7.)
Father of Two Sons Sailing Dis
tant Seas Is Near Death
in Emergency.
An 80-year-old man, whose only
■elatives are two sons sailing the dis
lant seas, lays near death in Emer
gency Hospital today after being
struck by a street car.
Leroy Frost, 1116 Ninth street,
stepped from a street car loading plat
form at Ninth street and New York
ivenue late yesterday into the path
)f a southbound car operated by Wal
ler Blanford, 35, of 1741 D street
He was hurled back to the platform,
at Emergency he was found to be
suffering from a fractured nose, cuts
>n the forehead, abrasions of the
skull, contusions of the left eye and
x>ssibly a fractured skull.
Frost's two sons are in the Navy
ind their whereabouts are unknown.
Readers’ Guide
Amusements _C-20
Answers to Questions-A-6
Books _B-2
Church News.B-5-6-7
Cross-word Puzzle_C-14
Death Notices_A-8
Finance _A-10-11
Lost and Found___A-3
Music... B-4
News Comment Features--A-7
Radio _ A-15
Serial Story_A-15
Short Story_A-15
Society __ A-9
Sports ..._C-12-13
Washington Wayside_A-l
Women’s Features___B-8

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