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LABOR UNIT BACKS
‘RED RIDER’ REPEAL
McCurdy Again Picked to
Head Maryland and D. C.
Federation.
The Sisson bill to repeal the "red
rider” was indorsed by the Maryland
State and District of Columbia Fed
eration pf Labor, at its final session
yesterday at Hagerstown, Md.
The Federation action followed a
similar course recently taken by the
Central Labor Union here. In adopt
ing the resolution yesterday, the fed
eration called the "red rider" an "in
sult to the intelligence of teachers and
a dangerous precedent.”
The federation also supported the
strike of automobile mechanics, which
has spread to eight establishments
throughout the Capital,
Joseph P. McCurdy was re-elected
president of the federation for his
fifth term.
Roosevelt Is Backed.
The federation turned down a plan
for industrial unionism and voted to
support President Roosevelt in his
campaign for re-election.
McCurdy was elected yesterday at
the closing session of the three-day
convention, over the first opponent
he has had since his first election
In 1932. J. Fred Rausch, who op
posed him. polled 143 Vi votes to Mc
Curdy's 231 Vi- The whole slate of
administration candidates for federa
tion offices was swept into office with
Mccuray.
' The vote against industrial, rather
than craft, unionism, followed the
?ame general division as the split be
tween Rausch and McCurdy. The
tesolution instructing the State fed
eration's delegates to vote for indus
trial unionism was adotted viva voice,
however, a teller vote on a favorable
minority report previously showed
2121 ^ against industrial organization
and 152’2 for it.
• No teller vote was taken on the
Roosevelt re-election resolution. It
was adopted by acclaim.
Cumberland Selected.
; Cumberland was elected for next
years convention.
, The other new officers are: Vice
presidents, P. K. Kershaw, John L.
Ceist, G. K. Howard. John Lockern,
Pobert Lester, W. L. Grant and John
. Burgess; secretary. Frank J. Cole
jnan: treasurer, J. E. Toone; delegate
to the national convention, McCurdy.
Harry Thompson of Brewery Work
ers defeated John L. Donovan of Lodge
81. American Federation of Govern
fnent Employes. for the post of or
ganizer by a vote of 219 to 91.
Coleman defeated Henry Rhine of
p,odge 91 for secretary by a vote of
C37 to 134.
t _ _
; D. C. Bill
i.
• Continued From First Page.)
capita tax basis and not real property
tax basis?”
Parker—"I contend that is the only
basis available now. If somebody
Wanted to compare accurately the
basis of the property taxes only, it
4'ill require an extensive and compara
tive survey." (Parker previously had
told the committee it would take a
staff of men two years to visit the
various cities and study intensively
the large number of properties in
order to ascertain properly the ratio
of assessed value to true value.
Stands Behind Report.
Senator Glass asked the witness if
he thought his research and factual
statements "are comparable in their
accuracy to the personal, spasmodic
Inquiries that might be made by any
member of Congress as to the assessed
value of a rpeciflc property compared
to the real value?”
"Well. Senator, of course I would
not want to criticize any member of
Congress,” Parker replied.
“Well, there are 435 in one House
and 96 in the other," Senator Glass
continued.
"All I can say is that I stand behind
the facts shown in my report." Parker
declared. "Of course, there might be
some typographical error in one case
or two, but the report was very care
fully checked on the figures, and I
believe it to be accurate."
Parker began by emphasizing again
that his survey was strictly a factual
report, that it does not attempt to
draw conclusions, and that the facte
in it are taken from official reports
of the Bureau of the Census. The hear
ing also contains testimony by the
veteran former District Assessor Wil
liam P. Richards and Fred D. Allen,
■who was recently made assessor after
a long period of service under Richards.
Blanton said his resolution was
merely a "precautionary step,” be
cause he did not want the District
to be without funds in the coming
fiscal year in event the conferees
fail to reach an agreement.
The resolution specifically prohibits
any participation by the Federal Gov
ernment in District expenses, forbids
the use of any funds for "character
education” in the public schools, and
carries a provision preventing pay
ment of salaries to any District em
ployes receiving $2,400 a year or more,
vho engage in "outside” work.
Another provision authorizes the
creation of a special commission to
determine the ‘‘fair value of the Dis
trict” of a site on Government owned
land in Judiciary Square for the
proposed new Police Court Building.
The commission would be composed
of three members, the tax assessor of
the District, the director of procure
ment of the Treasury Department and
a person, not a resident of the Dis
trict, to be appointed by the Presi
dent.
District Would Have to Pay.
The District, under the resolution,
would have to pay the Federal Gov
ernment for the site on the basis of
the findings of the commission as
aoon as construction of the building
Is started.
All other new items provided in the
1937 oill, as well as new positions
authorized, would be eliminated under
the continuing resolution, which
specifically states that funds shall be
extended for defraying “all expenses
of the necessary operations of the
municipal government of the District
of Columbia and those activities of
the Federal Government customarily
supported by appropriations In the
annual District of Columbia appro
priation act.”
* Attaches of the House Appropria
tions Committee estimated that under
the continuing resolution the District
would be authorized to spend about
$12,000,000 less than carried In the
$43,000,000 appropriation bill now in
conference and about $10,000,000 less
than appropriated for the current
.fiscal year.
4 Chineie Purchases Up.
China is buying mcwfe goods from
Germany than from Japan.
Washington
Wayside
Tales
Random Observations
of Interesting Events
and Things.
KIND LADY.
FOUR baby robins which soon will
be squawking lor food out
Chevy Chase way will owe their
lives to Mrs. Dorothy Warren,
even though they grow up entirely
oblivious of their debt to her.
The robins’ debt, a pre-natal obli
gation, was Incurred during the hail
storm the other day. Mrs. Warren, in
whosp rosebush the parent birds built
their nest, saw the mother battling to
save her eggs from the violence of the
wind and the viciousness of the hail
stones. She was touched by the gal
lantry of the older bird—so touched,
in fact, that she rushed to the latter’s
assistance with an umbrella, which she
held over the swaying nest until the
violence of the storm subsided.
* * * *
DATA.
Would it interest you to know
that 30 felt hats can be cleaned in
the same time it takes to clean and
block 13 panama hats?
Or would you be interested in the
fact that the fresh roses on Con
roller General McCarl’t desk each
day are sent to him from the Cap
itol?
Well then, let’s talk about coffee.
The coffee served in the dining
rooms of the finest hotels is weaker
in the morning than it is later in
the day. The theory is that in the
morning, the tongue is sensitive to
taste. Later, eating, smoking, or
drinking, dulls the sense of taste
and stronger coffee is needed to
create the same sensation.
* * * *
LISTENER-IN.
/~\UT at the Washington Sanitarium,
^ in Takoma Park, Md., every room
is provided with a radio eqipped with
earphones.
Physiotherapist Fanny Corinne Cun
ingham, entering a room to adminis
ter a massage early or.e morning,
inquired as to how the patient had
“Terrible.” the patient, an elderly
woman, replied. “There must have
been a party somewhere around here.
I heard music and talking all night
It was awful, I tell you!”
Just then Mrs. Cunningham noticed
| the patient had forgotten to remove
; the earphones—and the radio was
I turned on full blast!
* * * *
TRAP.
VJ ISS MARY HUDSON is original
i even in her technique for catch
ing mice.
She saw a member of the species
in her apartment recently and forth
with summoned the Janitor. He baited
a trap with cheese and set it, but the
next morning there was neither cheese
nor mouse to be found. Miss Hudson
was terrified at the thought the animal
still was at large, but her terror was
entirely unjustified.
The beast was quite as definitely ;
trapped as a mouse ever was—trapped
in the toe of the silk stocking which
she picked up to wear that day.
The rest of the story is substantially
what you would expect.
* * * *
TELL-TALE KNEES.
pROBABLY nobody under the “Big (
A Top”—except circus attaches— |
realized how close the daring young |
lady on the flying trapeze came to
violent death Monday night.
Loudspeakers blared the announce
ment that she was “the only girl In
the world” capable of leaping from a
platform near the top of the tent, turn j
a couple of somersaults and wind-up j
on the trapeze below—and all "with
out the protection of a net.”
The d. y. 1. made the jump, turned
the somersaults and, coming out of
the last turn, seized the trapeze bar—
which, somehow, broke loose and
started her plummeting toward the
ground!
In midair, however, the performer
grasped a rope attached to a cable
by means of a pulley and rode to
safety.
Waysider No. 3Z92XW, who believes
himself the only spectator who noticed
the near-tragedy, so smoothly was the
pulley-ride executed, detected a slight
wobbliness in the d. y. l.’s shapely
knees bs she strode toward her dress
ing tent.
* * a a
MAGNETIC MAGNATE.
C. Melvin Sharpe is wearing an
old felt hat these days, but it isn't
because he negelected to buy the
straw which goes with the season.
The day of the straw hat pur
chase, Sharpe spent some time with
the vice president of a railroad
which paints its passenger trains
maroon. The magnate took quite
a fancy to Sharpe’s new hat;
couldn't talk about anything else in
fact.
Under the spell of the other
man's eloquence, Sharpe finally
agreed to trade. His respect for the
magnate’s eloquence is greater than
his satisfaction with the hat he got
ims Was/
* * * *
GRANDMOTHER.
'T'HE mother instinct sharpened the
wits of a grandmother to a pretty
fine point the other day; sharpened
them to a point, indeed, that enabled
her to cut her way through a lot of
inhibitions and into the apartment of
a family whose baby she thought
needed help.
The grandmother is a dignified
Southern lady and never has been in
trusive in her entire life. That baby’s
crying in the apartment above, how
ever, had the effect of suddenly chang
ing her whole nature. She simply had
to speak to the mother and teU her
a few things.
What’s more, she did Just that.
Feigning an Interest in subletting the
apartment (which the tenant had not
thought of subletting until our heroins
mentioned the idea) ohe found her
way Inside. The babjjJiad been silent
throughout the prefatory remarks, but
HANDS OFF EGYPT,
BRITISH TELL ITALY
Baldwin Warns Aggression
Will Be Met by All Means
at Command.
By the Associated Press.
LONDON, May 21.—Prtm« Minister
Baldwin served, a strong warning in
;he House of Commons today that
3reat Britain would not tolerate for
eign tampering with the affairs of
Palestine and Egypt.
His statement was made in reply to
i member's request that he make it
:lear, in unmistakable terms, that
3reat Britain would not permit Italian
interference in those two countries.
The announcement followed closely
i governmental decision to appoint
i royal commission to Investigate dls
arders in Palestine, which various
British sources have reported as in
spired by Italians.
Recalling that Oreat Britain with
drew its protectorate from Egypt in
1922, Baldwin said: "In so notifying
the powers, his majesty's government
made it clear in unmistakable terms
It would regard as an unfriendly act
any attempt at interference In the
affairs of Egypt by any power and
would consider any aggression against
territory in Egypt as an act to be re
pelled by all the means at Its com
mand.
Members Cheer Determination.
"No further statement appears
necessary.
"His majesty's government, respon
sible for the administration and pro
tection of Palestine In accordance with
the terms of the mandate, intends to
discharge its responsibilities to the
full."
Members of the House cheered.
Sir Thomas W. H. Inskip, the de
fense co-ordinating minister, then re
viewed the empire's defense position ;n
his first long speech since taking the
post.
He discussed freely what he said
was an increase of the danger of sud
den war as the vital reason for building
up a reserve of war supplies.
More Plans Sought.
Inskip said Great Britain's air force
expansion plan called for a three
fold increase as compared with 1934
and that 1,600 pilots had been added
in the last year.
"But what we are interested in at
the present moment," he said, "Is the
provision of aircraft for the use of the
personnel."
He disclosed that the government
had launched a campaign to enlist
automobile firms in the manufacture
of airplanes. Such firms have been
asked to build new plants or exten
sions on their factories at govern
ment expense.
TROOPS TO PALESTINE.
Battalion Leaves Cairo as Arab-Jew
Disorders Continue.
CAIRO. Egypt, May 21 t/P).—The
1st Battalion of the Seafort.h High
landers was sent to Palestine today
to reinforce British troops, estimated
at 2.000, already there. It was under
stood the action was taken because
of the Arab-Jew disorders.
LUCIANO IS LINKED
TO NEW YORK VICE
Convict Tells of Offer of Job as
Collector for Disorderly
House.
By tht Associated Press.
NEW YORK. May 21.—A hotel
sneak thief, who is serving in Sing
Sing Prison, definitely linked Charles
(Luckyi Luciano today with New
York s $12,000,000 vice racket.
Joe Bendix. who said he painted
pictures when he wasn't prowling
through hotels, swore at the trial of
Luciano and nine others on charges
of compulsory prostitution that Luci
ano promised to get him a job as a
collector for the ring that operated
disorderly houses.
Bendix, 38, a native of Pittsburgh,
admitted he had been convicted six
times since 1912 and is now serving
a term of 15 years to life for grand
larceny. He said he has known Luci
ano for more than nine years.
In May, 1935, he told Supreme Court
Justice Philip McCook and a jury, he
met Jimmie Frederico (one of the
defendants), who promised to talk to
Luciano about getting him a job as a
collector. He met Luciano the next
night, and Luciano asked him why
he wanted a Job that paid only (35 a
week.
Bendix said he told Luciano he
wanted steady work, even at $35. To
this Luciano, according to Bendix,
said:
"O. K. I’ll tell Little Davie (Betil
lo) to put you on.”
Bendix did not get the job, though,
for he found something else.
ACTION IS UNLIKELY
IN FUND -DISPUTE
Appeal to Provide Status in Wel
fare and Chest Collections
Held Not Expected.
Col. O. P. M. Brown, chairman of
the Committee on Legislation and
Legal Action of £he Montgomery
County Civic Federation, said today
his committee does not expect to
make any move to seek congress'onal
action or presidential edict to give
suburban welfare collectors the same
privileges granted to Community
Chest solicitors during their annual
drives for funds.
Col. Brown said he attended a con
ference last evening between Chest
officials and a committee representing
the five nearby welfare agencies, and
expressed the belief a happy solution
of the situation would be worked out
within a few days.
At the Interfederation Conference
meeting Monday night W. I. Cleve
land, delegate from the Montgomery
County Federation, had threatened to
seek orders—either from Congress or
the President—giving free access to
all Government office* and other
privileges now limited to Community
Chest agents.
He told the conference Maryland
and Virginia residents employed in
Federal burea* do not have the privi
lege of designating to what agenc7
they wish their donations to go.
It obligingly began to cry at just the
right time.
It gave the visitor a pretty good
chance to deliver her long-pent-up
lecture on better bflalee and how to
make them that wa£
RELIEF ‘POLITIES'
CHARGED 10 PAIR
Reynolds and Doughton of
North’Carolina Named by
Dickinson Office.
By the Associated Press.
Senator Reynolds and Representa
tive Doughton, North Carolina Dem
ocrats. were identified yesterday by
the office of Senator Dickinson, Iowa
Republican, as “powerful Washington
figures” who are putting "politics into
relief” or finding "relief in politics.”
Tlie Iowan on Monday read two
letters to the Senate in which “pow
erful Washington figures” were prom
ising aid to applicants for W. P. A.
jobs. At that time he omitted all
names, but yesterday his office re
leased photostatic copies of both docu
ments showing one to bear the signa
ture of Senator Reynolds and the
other of Representative Doughton.
Both letters were addressed to
Eugene A. Russell of Boone. N. C.
x iiv UilC itig tiiv iihmiw vt wvuaiu*
Reynolds said in part:
•'If you will furnish this office with
a letter of recommendation from the
Democratic chairman of your county
or Reynolds, manager, I will be more
than glad to take your case up with
the Works Progress Administration in
Watauga County and do everything I
can in an effort to help you. This
procedure Is followed in all Instances.”
The letter bearing the name of
Doughton, who is chairman of the
House Ways and Means Committee,
said:
‘ I note your desire to secure a posi
tion with the W. P. A. I am taking
this matter up with Mr. Rivers today,
requesting him. If possible, to find
some place for you.
"Of course. I do not control these
appointments, but I am glad to render
my Democratic friends any assistance
I can.”
Senator Dickinson offered the com
ment that “the second writer is much
more cautious than the open and
frank individual who wrote the first
letter. The second writer happens to
have held office in Washington foi
a very long time.”
Lyddane
(Continued From First Page )
trouble, maybe I can help you,” Mrs
Lyddane said her husband declared.
Mrs. Lyddane testified that about
the first of March, 1935, Carnell's
blackmail demand-; became insistent.
She explained Carnell telephoned
her at the bank and said, "There is
a man to see you.”
Mrs. Lyddane said she made excuses,
Later, she added, she went to her
apartment to get her hat and left
the door open.
Mrs. Lyddane said Carnell and a
stranger were standing at the door as
she started to leave.
Carnell. according to Mrs. Lyddane,
said;
"This is the man Mrs. Beall has
on your trail.” Mrs. Lyddane declared
she told the pair she had no time to
talk to them.
The defendant said she called up a
Montgomery policeman and had him
drive her to Sliver Spring to meet her
husband.
Mrs. Lyddane said that on March
26 she and her husband drove to An
napolis so she could lobby with the
State Legislature to keep Lyddane's
job in a Montgomery County liquor
dispensary.
Describes Arrest.
The defendant described her arrest
on April 1. 1936. as she was working
at the bank. This was at a time when
she had $765 on her person.
Mrs. Lyddane told the jury she was
brought into the State's attorney’s
office and asked by Pugh;
"Anne, do you know why you're
nerer
"No, Jim,” she said *he replied.
Mr*. Lyddane said she next was
asked about the insurance on her
husband's life. She told the Jury as
best she could remember she replied
the amount was $15,000.
Mrs. Lyddane testified she then
was confronted by Camell. According
to the defendant, Camell denied all
knowledge of receiving money from
her and demanded a lawyer.
The matron said she, too, asked for
a lawyer or for permission to see her
husband, but this was not granted
until the next afternoon.
Mrs. Lyddane said she drew the $765
from the bank two weeks prior to her
arrest to buy "baby” bonds and to
purchase an automobile for her hus
band.
Regarding the similarity of paper
In the "googy” note and that found
in her desk, Mrs. Lyddane explained
she sometimes took bank stationery to
Lincoln Way Inn for use as menus.
Under cross-examination, Mrs. Lyd
dane said she had three checking ac
counts in Rockville banks at the time
of the alleged conspiracy. She said
she had transferred one account to a
guardian fund because she feared Mrs.
Beall might sue her.
Asked regarding her “graveyard ren
dezvous” withJeall, Mrs. Lyddane said
she was "In t»t section,” but did not
realise a buiud ground was there.
Blanton Plan Would Cripple
D. C. Projects, Survey Shows
Control of Crime and Disease, School
Benefits Checked if Reso
lution Passes.
BY DON S. WARREN.
Passage of a continuing resolution as proposed by Representative Blan
ton, in case of a deadlock over the 1937 District budget, would cripple
the District government, a survey at the District Building showed today.
Plans of District officials for better control of crime and disease would
be wrecked and the school system, already handicapped by serious congestion,
would lose the benefit of school building expansion which would be added
in the next fiscal year to a value of $1,650,000
All told, some $7,300,000 of Capital <•-——
improvements, included in the bill as
passed by the Senate, would be scut- ;
tied. This sum. together with in
creases In other items, would raise
to a total of approximately $10,000,000
. the loss in appropriations below funds
j provided for the present year.
| Resort to a continuing resolution
; would mean the loss of hundreds of
I jobs for Washington residents which
j would be provided under proposed
1 capital expenditures. Other jobs
would be lost in building projects
which would be dependent upon pro
i vision of municipal services, such as
| sewer and water.
Residential Areas Hit.
Residential sections which have been I
| developing rapidly would be deprived |
! of needed sewer and water extensions,
j since items for such work would be j
! thrown out along with all other new |
j construction.
j Additional fire-fighting apparatus,
needed because of the increased popu
lation. could not be purchased, and
employment of 50 additional police
men, as proposed by the Senate,
would be blocked. Police officials
j have Informed both houses of Con
I gress that an increase in the number
: of policemen is urgently needed not
j only to meet crime conditions but !
I also to aid in control of traffic.
Failure of Congress to pass the
regular budget would kill the cam
j paign of District and private medical
I i_i „a lo rone oomnaian t.aoirnf
I disease since the Health Department
appropriation for next year would be
| only *474,000 or nearly $44,000 less
than that the Senate approved.
If the Blanton plan were approved,
it is likely that firemen and police
men would be deprived of an increase
in annual leave which has been
granted to all Government workers
by Congress. At present they are re
ceiving two weeks' leave, and were to
have been given 26 days.
Increase In Force* Needed.
Officials today confessed they did
not know how policemen and firemen
could be given the additional leave
without an increase in their forces.
These men already had suffered dis
appointment because the Budget Bu
| reau to date has failed to send to
Congress a requested deficiency Item
to provide for employment of 48 addi
tional police and 33 additional fire
men during the remainder of this
fiscal year.
The Senate bill proposed the fol
lowing school building projects, which
would be lost if a resolution is substi
tuted for the appropriation act:
New addition to Eastern High
School, $353,000: addition to Alice
Deal Junior High School. $165,000;
stadium and athletic field Woodrow
Wilson Senior High School, $83,000;
addition to Lafayette School, includ
ing assembly-gymnasium, $165,000;
completion of second floor. Hardy
School, $30,000; addition to Truesdell
School, including assembly-gymnasium,
$148,500; addition to Grimke School,
including assembly-gymnasium, $175,
000: addition to Young School, In
cluding gymnasium, $140,000; new
vocational education school. $100,000;
addition to Paul Junior High School,
Including gymnasium. $165,000: com
pleting Anacoatla Junior-Senior High
School, $100,000: additional land, i
Cook School. $26,000: total. $1,650,500.
The free public library would *uf- j
fer loss of construction of the new
Petworth Branch Library, for which
there is an item of $75,000 in the Dls- ;
trict bill. Library officials and Pet- j
worth residents have been campaign- ,
ing for years for provision of this 1
needed unit.
Street Improvements Lost.
All new street Improvement* would
have to be abandoned, and this would
pile up in the Treasury $1,400,000 of
gas tax revenues, which could not be
spent for any other purpose. Only
routine street maintenance and re
pairs could be made.
Construction of a new Chain Bridge,
under a proposed initial appropria
tion of $250,000. would be blocked, and
plans could not be drawn for the
proposed new Pennsylvania Avenue
Bridge.
Home builders would suffer from a
loss of an appropriation of $150,000
for street improvements under the
assessment and permit plan, under
which the benefited residents pay a
large part of the cost. They also would
suffer from loss of sewer extension
appropriations totaling $425,000.
Illustrating the increased nre haz
ards which would be created, there
would be lost items in the Senate bill
lor purchase of three additional hook
and ladder trucks, four combination
hose wagons and two pumping engines
at a cost of $92,000.
Building Abandoned.
One of the major construction items
which would be abandoned would be
the new Police Court Building, for
which there is proposed an initial
appropriation of $1,000,000.
Improvement of housing conditions
at the National Training School for
Girls, for which there is proposed
an item of $100,000. also would be
dropped. Senator King and other
members of the Senate District Com
mittee, after a personal inspection of
the institution, recently voiced harsh
condemnation of the present lack of
facilities. Mrs. Roosevelt also has
taken interest in the problem of in
mates of the school.
Expansion of District park areas,
under the Capper-Cramton act. also
would feel the blow, since the District
next year could not reimburse the
Federal Government $300,000 as a
part of the $16,000,000 Improvement
plan.
Water Department items which
would be lost include $250,000 for ex
tension of the distribution system;
$100,000 for installation of meters in
private residences; $22,500 for instal
lation of fire hydrants, which are
needed in developing areas; $135,000
for replacement of old water mains,
and $153,800 for laying of new mains.
Secretary Scoffs at Rumor
He Planned to Quit in
Relief Row.
Secretary Ickes made a formal de
nial today that he had threatened to
resign from President Roosevelt's
cabinet unless the Public Works Ad
ministration was given more funds to
continue its program.
•'I am still here and I expect to be
here when you ask me again if I have J
resigned,” he replied to questioning at
a press conference.
Ickes sought to make light of pub
lished rumors to the effect he had
threatened to resign at last Friday's
cabinet meeting. He answered such j
a query with an emphatic "I did not.” j
Regarding future P. W. A. funds.
Ickes said that, if the present law is
changed to make it possible to give
grants to States and municipalities
from his $250,000,000 revolving fund,
it would be very helpful in keeping
alive a large part of the P. W. A.
program.
He disclosed that a total of $800,000.
000 in 6.204 P. W. A. construction proj
ects has received his approval and
awaits allocation of funds bv Congress.
The securities held by P. W. A. in its
revolving fund may be sold up to $250.
000.000, he explained, which would
make that fund available for additional
loans. He pointed out, however, that
this procedure would mean a gradual
turnover as additional securities are
put on the market.
In view of the uncertainty of new
funds, Ickes said, he has made no
definite decision with regard to the
proposed 25 per cent cut in public
works administrative personnel.
He is now examining lists of em
ployes submitted by State directors,
with a view to ascertaining those
who might be dropped if certain
work can be eliminated.
EMERGENCY CLASS !
RECEIVES DIPLOMAS
Commencement Exercises Are
Held for 28 Nurses Who Com
plete Hospital Course.
Twenty-eight nurses were graduated
last night in annual commence
ment exercises for the School of Nurs
ing at Emergency Hospital. The pro
gram began with a processional of the
nurses in uniform, followed by the
invocation, delivered by Rev. Charles
T. Warner, rector of St. Albans.
The address to the graduating class
was delivered by Dr. Arthur C.
Christie. Mrs. George Scriven. presi- j
dent of the Women s Board, awarded
prizes to the students having the
highest averages for the year. The
student leaders are Miss Annie Elder, j
third-year class: Miss Joan Mac
Ewen, second year, and Miss Mar
lowe Davis, first year.
Dr. Karl W. Corby, president of the
Board of Directors, presented the
diplomas and Miss Janet Fish, super
intendent of nurses, presented the
class pins.
Members of the graduating class
are Mary Barbee, Sudie Belle Rodier,
Margaret Elsie Beyer and Deborah
Ewin Daniel. Washington: Louisa
Emma Arnold, McLean, Va.; Lillian
Harrietta Cross. Catherine Elizabeth
Garber, Thelma Dolores Headley,
Anna Bob Rich and Agnes Sanders,
West Virginia: Hilda Edwinetta Ben
nett, Upper Marlboro, Md.; Annie
Dara Elder, Gerogia; Alice Butler
Ferguson, Vienna, Va.; Annie Lee
Nall, Danville, Va.; Ruth Isabel Sib
ley, Minnesota; Catherine Ethel Ainge,
Brandywine, Md.; Jessica Alward
Bell, Purcellville, Va.; Helen Rivers
Cliatt, Frances Helena Johnstone and
Louise Garner Spann. South Caro
lina; Bevvle Beatrice Gilbert, Odell
Hewett and Mary Ada Hill. Wilming
ton. N. C.: Mary Lee Griffith, Gai
thersburg. Md.; Ruth Marguerite Leu,
Iowa; Julia Elizabeth Peters, Penn
sylvania: Mary Ellen Sipe, Boyce,
Va., and Elaine Stadler, Burlington,
N. C.
I-1
I Congress in Brief |
TODAY.
Senate:
Debates flood control bill.
Finance Committee weighs tax bill.
House:
Considers Lower Mississippi Valley
flood control bill.
Bell Investigating Committee con
tinues questioning Dr. F. E. Town
send on his old-age pension organiza
tion.
Ways and Means Committee con
tinues hearing on crude petroleum
import tax. •
TOMORROW.
Senate:
May not be in seesion if flood con
trol bill passes.
Finance Committee may meet again
on tax bill.
House:
Program uncertain.
Bell Commutes continues Investiga
te of old age pension plans, 10 ajn.
m mu $
IN U. S. ARE FREE
Hundreds at Large, Ap
parently Through Official
Clemency, Records Show.
BY REX COLLIER.
Disclosure that hundreds of con
victed murderers are at large through
out the country, apparently thriugh
official clemency. Is contained In tabu
lation of fingerprint records of the
Federal Bureau of Investigation for
the first quarter of this year.
During this period. 299 criminals
who had been convicted of murder
were rearrested by police in various
cities—and 10 of them were charged
again with criminal homicide.
The analysis of fingerprint records
received during January. February,
March and April showed 32.304 of the
106,594 persons arrested during those
months had been convicted previously
of assorted crimes on an average of
fhree times each.
Of the total arrested, 8.595 had
been convicted previously of larceny,
4,150 of burglary, 1.702 of assault.
1.544 of robbery. 1,105 of forgery and
counterfeiting, 691 of narcotic viola
tions, 482 of driving while intoxicated.
450 of carrying concealed weapons
and 207 of rape.
Convicted murderers were respon
sible for many major crimes com
mitted during the quarter.
rorty-nve oi tnem were arrested lor
larceny, 34 for assault, 14 for burglary,
11 for robbery, 11 for carrying con
cealed weapons, 10 for murder, 3 for
forgery and 2, each, for rape and
driving while intoxicated.
J. Edgar Hoover, chief of the bu
reau. attributes the large number of
' repeaters.’’ or recidivists, as they are
termed officially, to a breakdown in
the parole system in some of the
States. He is waging an aggressive
campaign to correct parole conditions
in jurisdictions outside Federal juris
diction.
Hoover is particularly incensed be
cause most of the special agents under
his command who have died in action
were slain by paroled convicts.
More than 40 per cent of all per
sons arrested so far this year already
had fingerprint records on file in the
criminal identification division of the
F. B. I. and 30.3 per cent had been
convicted previously of one or more
offenses.
Of those arrested 98,811 were men
and 7,783 were women.
Murder was charged against 1434
of those arrested, larceny against 20 -
831, burglary 8 184. assault 6.053. driv
ing while intoxicated 3,720, robbery
3,621, forgery 1,634 and gambling
1,611.
Among the women arrested 124
were charged with criminal homicid”, »
1.165 with larceny, 781 with commer
cialized vice, 675 with drunkenness,
642 with vagrancy. 530 with assault.
438 with disorderly conduct and 376
with liquor law’ violations.
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SUSPECT ARRESTED
IN FORGERY CASES
George Mahler Taken in Los
Angeles Will Be Returned
to New York.
George Mahler, described by th«
Federal Bureau of Investigation as
a member of a gang of forgers oper
ating in New York and New Jersey,
is in custody of special agents of thq
bureau at Los Angeles, it was disclosed
here yesterday.
Mahler, possessor of several ‘ aliases.''
was arrested secretly in the California
city bo’ agents who had been watch
ing for his possible appearance.
He will be returned to New York
City, where he is under indictment
for violation of the national banking
act, according to an announcement
at the office of F. B. I, Director J.
Edgar Hoover.
At the same time it was revealed
the bureau is making other investi
gations of gangs suspected of defraud
ing national banks by forging ol
checks.
The bureau stated that the gar.;
would learn of a large account in some
bank, study the methods of the de
positor, and. by forging the depositor •
name, would cash numerous check)
in his name. The forgeries would b«
discovered when the bank made a
report at the end of the month, but
the swindlers meantime had moved
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GEORGETOWN PAYS
TRIBUTE TO COGAM
School of Dentistry Dean Is Hon
ored by Luncheon on 80th
Birthday.
Eighty years old today. Dr. WilliarJ
N. Cogan. pioneer dean of the George
town University School of Dentistry
was given a surprise birthday luncheon
at noon, in which the entire studenl
body and faculty joined in wishing
him many more years of active service
Unaware of the festivities arranged
by the Dean Cogan Dental Society, Dr
Cogan left his desk as usual to go tc
the school cafeteria and found as
sembled there the president of th«
university. Rev. Arthur A. O'Leary
S. J.; the regent of the Dental School
Rev. David V. McCauley, and a ho;-I
of students and teachers.
The Cogan Dental Society is a
student organization whose member)
this year were made juniors in tin
American Dental Society. Its presi
dent, Mario P. Nigra, presented th*
popular dean with a momento of ha
birthday on behalf of the members
Other gifts were presented to Dr
Cogan by Dr. Joseph I. Manley, presi
dent of the dental alumni; Dr. Johr
D. Hird, treasurer, on behalf of thi
faculty; Miss Marion P. Mallory, presi
dent of the class of dental hygienists
and Miss Bose Marie Davis, senioi
member of the office staff.
During the luncheon, the dean w»i
felicitated in brief addresses by Lieui
Comdr. Henry Delaney of the Navj
Dental Corps and Joseph L. Watters
past editor of the Georgetown Denta'
Journal, who spoke for the studenl
body.
PLANE CONTRACT LET
Navy Awards $759,680 Order tc
Curtiss Co.
The Navy Department today award
ed to the Curtiss Airplane and Motoi
Co. of Buffalo, N. Y., a $759,680 cop
tract for purchase of 40 scout observ'a
tion airplanes and their parts.
The planes are similar to the 131
machines delivered to the fleet unda
to contract with the same compao:
last year. *
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A Camera Study of Mrs. Lyddane
An interesting study of Mrs. Anne Lyddane, photographed at Hagerstown during a recess of her trial on charges of conspiring
to have her husband slain. _—Cm Chinn, Star Staff.
Young Washington
The science of cartography doesn’t worry Jane Lowe, 10,
of the John Quincy Adams School. Here she is making a map of
South America. Jane is the daughter of Capt. and Mrs. P. S.
Lowe, 2230 California street. Tomorrow: Lane Usrey, son of Mr.
and Mrs. L. J. Usrey, and Hazel McQuire, granddaughter of Mrs,
J. G. MdSffuire, at the John Quincy Adams School.
~ —Star Staff Photo.

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