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38,000,000 Certificates to
Be Mailed to 2,000,000
War Veterans.
Wj the Associated Press.
Government agencies worked at top
■peed today to deliver the 38,000,000
idjusted service "baby bonds” to
America's veterans, beginning June 15.
> Huge stacks of the neatly printed
certificates bearing the portrait of
.Andrew Jackson—the soldier Presi
dent—already are being shuttled along
the necessarily complicated route from
printing press to mail room.
When the postman hands the last
veteran his bond envelope, the larg
est registered mail order In the Na
tion’s history will have been completed,
officials say.
2,000,000 to Get Bonds.
«• Approximately 2,000,000 ex-soldiers
will receive one or more of the 50
bonds, Secretary Morgenthau esti
Brig. Gen. Frank T. Hines, vet
erans' administrator, viewed the list
of prospective recipients and specu
lated that the certificates, if laid end
to-end. would reach from New York
to Istanbul.
Getting the bonds off to the vet
erans is far more of a task than run
ning them through the Bureau of En
graving office presses.
They must be sent to the loans and
currency division of the Treasury for
checking and rechecking against lists
from the Veterans Administration.
Add to Complicity of Job.
Odd lengths of service and varying
loans obtained on the certificates add
to the complexity of the job. If the
veterans received only round sums,
compensation could be figured with
considerably less detail through allo
cation of the $50 bonds.
But with the majority of claims
running into odd dollars and cents,
the Treasury must write checks for
the odd amounts.
Some of these are for as little as
1 cent. Officials predict that the
Government will gain on many of
these because they say some veterans
Will keep them for souvenirs.
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Dickinson Charges W. P. A. Funds
Will Build Up His Political
* Works Progress Administrator Harry
L. Hopkins is said to be nourishing the
ambition of some day becoming Presi
dent, Senator Dickinson, Republican,
of Iowa, told the Senate yesterday*
while attacking the amount of power
which the pending deficiency bill would
give the W. P. A. head over relief
Dickinson said he has heard whispers
about the presidential ambitions of
Hopkins. The Iowa Senator then
* “Of course, it is an honorable am- 1
bition to become President, and no
one objects to Mr. Hopkins nourishing
that dream. But arc the taxpayers of
the country to pay for building up a
political machine to be used by Mr.
Hopkins for the attainment of the
White House?” 1
Exhibit Includes Intricate Ship Model
Patient Machinist Works 3 Years in Fashioning Half Com
plete Fighter of 1637.
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H. P. Harnsberger looks over a collection of ship models that includes one of his own.
—Star Staff Photo.
BERTHED in dry-dock on a desk
in a New York avenue build
ing is a half-finished model—
built in part from lard trays
—of the jewel of the proud navy of
the hapless British King, Charles I.
Tire miniature man-of-war. Sover
eign of the Seas, testifies to the infi
nite patience of H. J. Willett, a ma
chinist, one of the 20 men, among
them President Roosevelt, whose mod
els are included in the sixth annual
show of the Ship Model Makers' Club
of Washington. The show opened
last Saturday night at the Canadian
Pacific Railway offices, New York ave
nue at Fourteenth street, and will
continue through next Sunday.
The original Sovereign of the Seas
was in her day the most costly and
elaborate ship ever known to Eng
land. She was a year in building in
a Scotch yard, was launched on the
Clyde in 1637. and fought her way
into a proud place in history until
1697, when she burned and sank.
Three Years on Model.
Willett has been three years at his
model. It is a marvel of detail, with
70 hinged gun ports, each a quarter
the size of a postage stamp; 200 tiny
shingles, about the size of small ants,
glued together to curve over the dou
ble-deck runways along the officers' j
quarters of each side of the after por
tion of the ship, below the poop deck;
104 standards the size of matches,
carved, planed and sandpapered down
from maple planks and then rounded
to fit holes so they might stand firm
to hold the railing.
“I imagine I'll spend another three
years before she's complete.” said Wil
lett, who obtained the plans through
a contest run by Popular Mechanicas
Magazine. “The rigging alone will
take a year and a half.”
Graced by Carving.
The model is rich with carving. On
the prow are six 1-inch figures and
between each of the four gun rows
running around the boat is a wide
variety of sculpture in wood. The
builders of the original Sovereign of
the Seas employed 100 wood carvers
to make their figures.
To bring variety into his life as
a model-maker, Willett during the
last tw'o months completed a 20-inch
model of he newest and mightiest
ship in British maritime history, the
Queen Mary.
Near the Queen Mary is a Nor
mandie, pride of the French. The
Normandie was the work of Dr. R.
H. Mitchell, resident pediatrician at
Children's Hospital, whose models are
all tiny because his hospital room is
so small. His Normandie won 25th
place in a contest entered by 7.000
modelers, and will bring him a silver
President Roosevelt's model is a
U. S. Brig-of-War, 1812. “He wrote
us and asked if we would care to
exhibit it.” laughed Kenneth Foote,
the founder of the club. “There’s
nothing honorary about his affiliation
with the club. He's a real member.
He takes an active interest In all we
do. He writes us frequently.”
Five Republicans on Senate Com
mittee for Investi
by the Associated Press.
HARRISBURG. Pa., May 19 —The
; Republican State Senate voted after
! long, vigorous debate last night to
authorize a "searching and impartial”
investigation of the Works Progress
Administration in Pennsylvania.
Five Republicans were named on
the committee.
Republican Senators argued the in
quiry was necessary to bare "politics”
in work relief, and Democratic mem
bers countered with a charge it was
designed to “criticize and condemn”
the works progress.
Kansan Has Organization
Support in First State
Wide Contest.
Internal political affairs of New
Jersey, which included the reper
cussions of the Lindbergh-Haupt•
mann case, have overshadowed the
contributions the State may make
toward the national political cam
Talk of Gov. Hoffman as a pos
sible candidate lor national office
waned long ago as he was caught in
the cross-fire of partisan organiza
tions within his State, and outside
commentators deplored “the break
down of justice in New Jersey"—
this because the Governor delayed
the execution of the convicted Ger
man carpenter.
By tne Associated Press.
NEWARK, N. J„ May 19 —The New
Jersey primaries today brought Gov,
Alt M. Landon of Kansas opposite
Senator William E. Borah of Idaho in
their first State-wide contest for Re
publican presidential preference.
Landon was supported by the State
Republican organization.
President Roosevelt was assured all
32 convention voted in the Democratic
primary because the State organiza
tion’s slate was unopposed.
All five candidates for four places as
delegates-at-large to the Republican
convention are pledged to Landon.
There are Landon candidates in 13 of
the 14 congressional districts. There
are Borah candidates in 11 districts.
Friends have entered both In the
preferential primary, but the outcome
will not be binding on the delegates.
In the Democratic preferential primary
Col. Henry Breckinridge, legal adviser
to Col. Charles A. Lindbergh, as the
sole entrant, can be beaten only by a
write-in vote.
Interest, however, was centered more
in the so-called ‘‘Jersey justice" fight
between Gov. Harold G. Hoffman and
Franklin W. Fort than in the presiden
tial voting.
Although Fort, charging the Gov
ernor unfit to represent the party be
cause of his intervention in the Haupt
mann case, made the fight to keep
Hoffman out, both may be elected
Heavy voting in the Republican
boxes was expected as a result of the
bitter Hoffman-Fort campaign.
The two carried on their fight to the
last minute, Hoffman arranging to
speak twice over the radio today, after
he had voted in South Amboy.
He knocked down a questioner who
aroused his resentment before a speech
in New York last night.
In an address he said “Salome Fort"
asked for his “head on a silver
platter,” but his guess was that to
morrow morning Fort would “put the
borrowed robes of purity and Justice
back in the moth balls."
FV>rt, speaking in his home town
j of East Orange, said:
• “No man has done more in my
memory to attempt to break down the
fundamental American respect for the
power and dignity of our courts of
justice. In so doing, the Governor
has directly allied himself with the
New Deal assault upon our courts and
our judicial system."
Both parties are nominating candi
dates for the United States Senate,
14 seats in the House of Representa
tives, 7 in the State Senate and all 60
in the State Assembly.
“Bullet” voting was expected to
play an important part in the Hoff
man-Port outcome, although both
candidates urged their friends to vote
for four delegate-at-large candidates
Instead of confining their support to
Hoffman’s fistic encounter occurred
outside the rainbow roofc in Radio
City. He floored Lou WiMU>ar. re
porter for a news agency (Universal
Witnesses said the two men were
walking toward the elevators, dis
cussing the political campaign, when
the Governor was heard to say, “no
man can call me yellow." The blow
Wedemar left while Hoffman re
turned to the rainbow room to address
a dinner in connection with the first
national exhibition of American art.
(Continued From First Page.)
Department. Eighteen of these have
been completed, and work on the oth
er* is being pushed.
The Berwyn project is in the same
classification as the outlawed Bound
Brook enterprise, but officials thought
the Appeals Court decision applied
only to the latter. Housing projects
at Cincinnati and Milwaukee, too, are
unaffected, officials added.
McCarl Ruling to Be Asked.
Controller General McCarl will be
asked whether the Coal Commission
jobs must expire. Pending his deci
sion. the agency has $400,000 with
which to pay salaries and do other
administrative work before June 30
If it is allowed to continue, which was
thought unlikely unless substitute leg
islation is enacted, it may receive a
$900,000 appropriation intended for it
in an Interior Department bill now
pending in Congress.
Resettlement is proceeding along
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the lines of an opinion by Attorney
General Cummings yesterday after
the Court of Appeals had acted. He
"In a 3-to-2 decision of the United
State Court of Appeals for the Dis
trict of Columbia, it was decided that
the suburban housing project of the
Resettlement Administration in Bound
Brook, N. J., was unauthorized. The
majority held that the activity was
an interference with the reserved
powers of the States and depended
upon the unlawful delegation of legis
lative power by Congress. • • • The
decision was limited to the particular
type of project involved, and, as I
interpret it, was not intended to apply
to other agencies of the Government
nor to other ictlvities of the Re
settlement Administration."
Created by executiv; order April 30,
1935, the Resettlement Administration
took over several activities of other
Government agencies, and was financed
by allocations from the $4,880,000,000
relief fund.
Among activities taken over were:
From the Interior Department, sub
sistence homesteads. Many of these
In Initial stages were abandoned and
the list reduced to 33.
Prom P. E. R. A., a series of rural
community developments, and the task
of providing relief or financial aid for
more thai^ 600,000 farm families.
Prom the P. C. A., debt adjustment
activities, in which local committees
help farmers and creditors to adjust
and liquidate debts.
From the A. A. A., parts of a land
development program.
Prom all the agencies, the R. A.
took over some 15,000 employes.
A total of $275,549,944 v.as allocated
to the Resettlement Administration.
On April 15, a total of $173X01,832
had been encumbered, leaving a bal
ance Of $102,438,112.
Work of the administration had
been divided into four major phases:
'•Rehabilitation’' of needy farm fam
ilies; completion of 33 subsistence
homesteads and construction of the
four “major” low-cost housing proj
ects; purchase of submat ginal lands to
be turned into parks and game refuges,
and removal of farm families frcm
submarginal lands to good farming
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