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House May Invoke New Rule to Break Lump Sum Impasse!
ANTI-CRIME DRIVE OPENED BY GROUP OF LEADERS HERE Washington Criminal Jus tice Association Headed by Eugene Meyer. 42 MEN AND WOMEN IN NEW ORGANIZATION Research and Co operation With Enforcement Agencies to Strike at Source, Is Aim. In a major step toward divorcing crime and the Capital, 42 leading Washington men and women were organized today in the Washington Criminal Justice Association. The intention of this powerful group which framed its program last night in the offices of Eugene Meyer, pub lisher of the Washington Post, is to strike at crime at its sources through research and intelligent co-operation with established law-enforcement agencies. Plans for the organization were made at a Mayflower Hotel din ner last Winter. After hearing lurid descriptions from Newton D. Baker and James M. Hepbron. heads of the functioning jus tice associations in Cleveland and Bal timore, of the cost of crime and the n-_X__*1_3 - ..nJinnt imni c im.av.iuuo nivimmu u* -- | ing the underworld, the organizers | elected Meyer their president. Other Officers Pledged. Other officers pledged to support ing the campaign to make the Capital clean are John Remon. general man ager of the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co., first vice president: Ella C. Werner, president of the So roptimists Club, second vice president; Edward C. Baltz, secretary of the I Perpetual Building Association, treas urer. and Joseph E. Rice, chairman of j the board of the Washington Opti- ' mists Club, secretary. The executive committee is made j Up of the officers, the committee I chairman and three citizens named ! with the approval of the directors— j Newbold Noyes, associate editor of j The Star. William R. Vallance, as- j sistant legal adviser of the State De partment and past president of the Federal Bar Association, and Mrs. Harvey W. Wiley. The purpose of the association, | which is to act as a fact-finder and j not a prosecuting or arresting agency, i Is set forth in the third section of the J articles of incorporation: "The business and objects of the Washington Criminal Justice Associa- j tion shall be to promote and obtain an efficient administration of criminal justice in the District of Columbia through constructive co-operation ■with all officers, departments and tribunals charged with the adminis tration thereof, and to gather, record and disseminate the facts regarding all criminal cases originating within the District of Columbia to its mem bers and to citizens of the said Dis trict, and to keep them informed re garding the administration of criminal ! justice therein, and for the mutual | improvement of its members, and to ; do and perform every act appropriate j or necessary to carry out any of the ! foregoing objects." The 40 incorporators who with Mrs. j Jesse K. Biddle and Mrs. Mary Church j Terrell, elected yesterday, form the board of directors, are: Ann Archbold. Edward C. Baltz, Henry N. Brawner, jr.; Emma McLean Castell, Beatrice A. Clephane, James A. Cobb, J. Harry Covington, Rev. W. L. Darby. Clarence Phelps Dodge, Charles B. Dulcan, Fred A. Emery, Right Rev. James E. Freeman, Malcolm G. Gibbs. Daisy G. Grimes, Charles H. Hel legeist, Margaret K. Hume, C. D. Kaufmann, W. M. Kochenderfer, Mark Lansburgh, Justice F. Dickinson Letts, Bolivar J. Lloyd, Harold N. Marsh, F MrPalin Fncrpnp Mpvpr George E. Morris, R. J. Murphy, Frank j F. Nesbit. Newbold Noyes. John A. Remon. Joseph E. Rice, Vincent Saccardi, Rabbi Abram Simon, Arthur Clarendon Smith. Jesse C Cuter, William Roy Vallance, Ella C. Werner. Roland Whitehurst. James G. Yaden, Ann Kelton Wiley and Santus W. Zink. President Meyer named Malcolm G. Gibbs, president of the Peoples Drug Stores, chairman of the Finance ; Committee, and Vincent Saccardi. manager of the Washington branch of the Metropolitan Insurance Co., chair- , man of the Membership Committee. Injury Fails to Halt Senator. Senator Pat Harrison (Democrat, ] Mississippi) suffered a broken blood < vessel in his left eye but it has not i prevented his continuous work on 1 the Administration tax bill. Harri- i son suffered the injury nearly a week i ago. but physicians who treated him : expressed no concern. < JJoubt on u. C. Bui Passage Holds Up Painting of School Doubt as to passage of the District appropriation bill before Congress ad journs has resulted in cessation of painting work at Western High School with the building only a little more than half finished. While half a coat of paint may be better than none from the point of maintenance co6t, it does not add to the appearance of the building, William A. Draper, engineer in the District repair shop, admitted, es pecially with commencement ap proaching. The auditorium in which the com _i. _.1.^. —ill U* k«U kaa illCUM-iUVli V VAVtVIOVO WV UHW been refinished, and the best possible use has been made of th funds avail able under existing appropriations, he explained. The entire old portion of the build ing, which includes the front, facing on Thirty-fourth street, and part of the sides facing on R street and Res ervoir road, have been repainted. A , scaffolding on the portico of the front must remain, because of the cost of removing it in the midst of the work. It would have to be replaced when work is resumed, Draper pointed out. Prettiest Qirl at Q. W. U. Artists Choose Her to Occupy Place of Honor in Institution’s Year Book. I... .---i MISS GERTRUDE SHERMAN. HE place of honor in the Cher- ; ry Tree. George Washington University year book, which came off the press yesterdav, is occupied by Miss Gertrude Sher man. a sophomore, who was selected By two nationally-known illustrators as the prettiest co-ed in the univer sity. Miss Sherman, who lives at 1762 K street, was chosen by the ;udges, Neysa McMein and John La Gatta. after they had considered a large I number of photographs. Second and third place winners j were Miss Geraldine Oillman and i HAS HAILS D. C. TEACHING ACT Holds Compulsory Instruc tion on Effects of Nar cotics Sholud Be Model. The law requiring that District public school children be taught the effects of alcohol and narcotics on ;he human system should be adopted js a model for all reform movements, Senator Elbert Thomas of Utah de elared last night in the main address Ji tt piugittiu in v/ciitiax ni£ii otuwi Auditorium, sponsored by the Allied Organization to observe the 50th anni versary of the laws enactment. Senator Thomas, himself a former professor, said he was familiar per sonally with the operation of the law oecause the first school he attended ivas a territorial Institution, where his teachers taught him the evils )f alcohol. Should Be Made Model. “I think this law should be made i model for all reform movements,” said the Utah Legislator, speaking before an audience of several hundred. ‘Reforms can succeed only when they ire supported by truth and fact. The pasis of all education should rest jpon morals and the emphasizing >f character building.” The Senator referred to the public's changed attitude toward the use of ntoxicating liquors since 1886, the vear the present law was enacted, and imphaslzed the stress which insurance :ompanies, surety concerns and “all :mployers of men in trusted positions" tre making with regard to the drink ng habdt. He pleaded for abstinence for the lake of efficiency and success in per ional and private life. Full enforcement and observance of he alcohol and narcotic public school nstruction law is proposed in a reso ution passed at the meeting. After paying tribute to officials and eachers who have "during the past lalf century sincerely and adequately ibaerved the alcohol and narcotic in truction law in the public schools of he District of Columbia’’ and express ng thanks to those officials and teach ers who are now enforcing it, the esolution called on the Board of Edu ction for stricter enforcement. Dr. Ballon Speaks. Dr. Frank W. Ballou, superintendent >f schools, discussed the teaching of effects of alcohol and narcotics on he human body, as conducted in the school’s today, and said it was "as adequate as any other subject in iny other course offered in the public schools.” Senator Capper of Kansas presided over the meeting and gave a brief history of the law. Five-minute ad dresses were delivered by Mrs. John S. Bennett, past president of the Woman’s City Club; Mrs. Lloyd W. Biddle, president of the General Fed eration of Women’s Clubs: Mrs. N. M. Pollock, past president of the Dis trict W. C. T. U.; Mrs. Harvey W. Wiley, new president of the Woman’s City Club, and Mrs. Ernest H. Daniels. MAO'/ tivc ptcoiucub w me uecerai Federation. Concluding tbe program was a short one-act play written expressly for the occasion and presented by the District Post of Allied Youth, under direction of William Frank Cleaver. Boy Scouts acted as ushers, while musical numbers were rendered by high school musicians under di rection of Dr. Edwin N. C. Barnes. More than 200 civic, church, dtl sens’ and welfare organizations spon sored tbe meeting. J. Raymond Schmidt was general chairman, with William V. Mahoney acting as exe cutive secretary. tliss Kathryn Dengler, whose pictures rlso occupy lull pages in the year book. Miss Sherman 1s the daughter of Ur. James Sherman, head of the de partment of bacteriology at Cornell University. She attended Cornell last year, and then transferred to George Washington. She is majoring in English, is vitally interested in dramatics and rifle shooting. Recently, she has been ac tive with the G. W. Radio Players, and, before she went to Cornell, was a member of the Bartfleld Dramatic Players. Pedestrian Lights For Intersections “Flop,” Allen Finds Pedestrian lights established at Twelfth and Thirteenth streets on F street are a ‘ complete flop,” Commissioner George E. Allen de clared today after making a per sonal Inspection of their opera tion. ‘‘If any intelligent person who watches the lights in operation is not convinced that the pablic is paying no attention to the walk lights, then I will bounce on my head all the way from the Dis trict Building to the Capitol," said the Commissioner. HUES FIRST STEP Public Hearings on Blanton Bill to Start in Ten Days. BY JAMES E. CHINN. The Blanton resolution providing for radical alterations in the admin istrative organization of the District public school system took its first legislative step today when the House Judiciary Committee referred it tc i subcommittee for consideration. The subcommittee- is headed by Representative Miller, Democrat, ol Arkansas, who plans to start public bearings on the measure in about \ week or 10 days. Other members »f the subcommittee are Represen tatives Montague of Virginia, Mc Laughlin of Nebraska, DulTey of Ohio. Democrats; and Robison of Kentucky and Perkins of New Jersey, Republi cans. Justice Department Interested. In the meantime, it was learned officials of the Justice Department bad taken an interest in the resolu tion because of a provision that would prevent District as well as Federal ludges and attorneys from teaching aw classes or engaging in other "out lide” work. The main object of the resolution is to substitute a Board of Trustees tor the Board of Education and create a new office of supervisor of education to replace the present posi tion of superintendent of schools. Although Miller intends to hold hearings on the resolution before adjournment of Congress, he seriously doubts whether it will make any substantial progress toward enactment “I expect to hold hearings on the resolution,” said Miller, "but I will be unable to call the subcommittee together for at least a week or sc because of several other matters tc which I must give my attention. "It Congress adjourns June 6 01 thereabout. I think it is doubtful If the resolution can go very far even if the hearings are concluded.’ Sumners Also Doubtful. Chairman Sumners of the Judi ciary Committee also is doubtful whether the resolution will reach th< House calendar in time for actior before adjournment. However, he said he thought hearings should he held on it to determine public sentiment Ordinarily, a resolution affectint the school system would be referred to the District Committee. Represen tative Blanton, Democrat, of Texas its author, obviously did not warn it sent to that committee, where il would have met certain death. T( get it before the Judiciary Committee which is more friendly toward him he included all Federal Judges and attorneys within the scope of lti provision* THOUSANDS MARCH IN SAFETY PATROL LEADERS’ PARADE Youth of 16 States and D. C. Climax Conference to Save Lives. ROOSEVELT LAUDS WORK AS EXCELLENT Drill Teams Compete—Methods of Curbing Traffic Toll Discussed. Bearing banners emblazoned with safety slogans, safety patrol leaders from 16 States marched up Constitu tion avenue this morning in the fifth national school safety patrol parade. Headed by Commissioner George E. Allen, grand marshal, of the parade, representatives of the States partici pating in the demonstration and Dis trict and nollce officials the line of march extended from Sixth street westward to the reviewing stand op posite the Washington MonumeJK. Nearly 8,000 members of the patrol, sponsored by the American Auto mobile Association, took part. Among the guests in the reviewing stand were Senator Keyes of Ne.v Hampshire, Representatives Carpenter of Kansas. Beiter of New York and Plumley of Vermont, and John W. i ! Studebaker, commissioner of educa- j j tion. The parade was the climax of the i < safety meeting which opened last ’ night with a safety patrol conference in the Federal Auditorium adjoining the new Labor Department building. The conference was a new feature of the annual meeting, and was de signed to give patrolmen an op- . portunity to discuss safety problems and means of increasing efficiency of ‘ the patrols throughout the country. About 800 delegates from 16 States j and the District attended. Interesting Speakers. Speakers on last night s program \ included H. H. Clegg, assistant direc- 1 I tor of the Federal Bureau of Investi- i gation: Walter Johnson, famous base , ball pitcher; Maj. Ernest W. Brown, superintendent of police; Thomas P. Henry, president of the A. A. A.; Com- i missioner Melvin C. Hazen; Mrs. i Henry Grattan Doyle, president of the Board of Education, and Dr. riaim w. ottiiuu, Mipu imniunii. ui schools. E. E. “Rip" Miller, assistant director of athletics at the Naval Academy, led the discussion. , President Roosevelt addressed 2.000 of the visiting patrol members from the White House portico late yester day. He expressed his own keen in terest in “the excellent work" they i are doing for traffic safety. “My interest in you is not because | ; of your work alone,” he said, “but; also because yours is a youth move- \ ment. The future belongs to youth j and when youth voluntarily assumes helpful activities like yours for the benefit of the entire community, I for one feel ever so much more con- 1 fident in regard to the future/’ Drill Trams Compete. Before the parade this morning, 1 crack drill teams held elimination drills on the Ellipse to select the ; three teams to stage the final com- j petition at the end of the parade. Army officers acted as judges and team trophies and individual ribbons were awarded members of the win- j ning teams. Well ud in the line of march was i the honor medal division, composed ( of patrolmen qualifying for the Medal of Merit, the A. A. A.’s highest safety I award. The honor medal is given only to patrol members who. in the i line of duty, have actually saved the life of a school child. i To the stirring music of the Navy | Band and several school bands spaced at intervals along the line of march, | the marchers fell in behind the cars bearing Commissioner Hazen. Maj. Brown, Traffic Director William A. | Van Duzer and Dr. Ballou. Commissioner Allen presented the hoqor medals to more than 39 patrol, members, including 20 from schools in the District. The District youths who received medals were: Jack Mettee, Clarence Branham, Wallace Inman, Arthur Young, Sherman Harp, Semon Witt, Bernard Gittleson, Richard Stakes, Donald Fitzgerald, Joe De Simone, Vic tor Hennige, Marshall Emmert, Stan ford Himmelfarb,’ James Daras, Dick Wililams, John L. Baker. Stanley An derson, Fred Harb, Joseph L. Smith I and Benjamin Jenkins. I As Safety Patrol Youths Paraded * - -.—-- .... mm m m —... A general view of the line of march in the fifth national safety school parade. —Star staff Pnoto. Jays Suit Accusing Her of 101 Infidelities Was Act of Cruelty. The suit of her husband. Herman R iowenstein, president of the Howen tein Realty Co., charging her with 101 nstances of infidelity, represented an ict of cruelty which entitles her to i limited divorce, Mrs. Katherine M. iowenstein contended in District Su >reme Court today. A week ago the husband filed a peti ion for absolute divorce and asked ■ustody of their two children, Dorothy lean, a, ana Marnyn, a. Mrs. Howenstein countered today vith an answer and cross-bill, filed hrough Attorneys Jean M. Boerdman ind Cyril S. Lawrence. She denied she was an unfaithful cife and said the acts of infidelity al eged by her husband did r.ot occur. On some of the days mentioned in lis suit, she told the court, she was it the deathbed and later at the fu teral of her sister, and on other dates she was confined to bed because of llness. On 14 of the occasions, she vas ill and in a sanitarium, she de clared. Howenstein named three core cpondents in his petition for an abso utc decree. Mrs. Howenstein said she and her tusband separated March 7. 1934, un ier a temporary agreement to live ipart for six months, but that since chat time she vainly attempted to iring about a reconciliation. Since heir separation. Howenstein has given ler *200 a month for maintenance of terself and her children, and has paid S54 a month for a nurse for the chil iren, Mrs. Howenstein said, adding chat this in inadequate. She asked the :ourt to increase her allowance. Howenstein lives at 4704 Blagden •oad. while the wife resides at 7019 3eorgia avenue. WHITE HOUSE PLUMBER TO RETIRE ON MAY 31 John Walker Brown, 3825 Veazey .treet, who for many years has had iharge of the plumbing and water iupply systems at the White House, s closing out about half a century of work for the Government and Na ional Capital Parks officials an lounced today that he is to be retired >n May 31. He will be 70 years old omorrow. C. Marshall Finnan, superintendent if the National Capital Parks, has written Brown a letter commending llm for his long service. Actually the veteran park employe has had 49 iears 9 months 19 days continuous iervice with the park organization. A native of the Capital, Brown was tppointed as a laborer in the old )ffice of Public Buildings and Grounds n August, 1886. Later he became a clumber and in 1890 was advanced to l foreman plumber. In June. 1925, le became chief plumber in the Wash ngton park system. Policeman Left $1,200 by Man He Lent 50 Cents 4 Years Ago - * AW York Inventor Re members Good Deed of Friend Here. 'I'll Give You Something Some Day * Officer IT Vis Told. "Sure it's true—I lend the guy 50 cents four or five years ago and now he dies and leaves me $1,200!" Policeman William C. Truesdell, fifth precinct, was answering ques tions for a reporter who was a bit skeptical about the officer's windfall. Any doubt as to the authenticity of Truesdell's inheritance was dispelled, however, when he offered to "count it"—that is. count $1,199.50 of it. He had just lent 50 cents to another officer. Truesdell. who lives at 111 B street southeast, was named a beneficiary in the will of Charles Evermon of New York, an inventor of novelties, who was nearly always "broke.” On a visit to his old home in New York about five years ago, the police man ran across the inventor, whom he had known for many years. Ever mon had sold many of his inventions, but a spree always followed a sale. Evermon was just recovering from such a celebration when he met Trues dell. The officer recalled well what the inventor had said after "borrowing” half a dollar for food. "You are the only person who has ever given me anything.” Truesdell j quoted him as saying. "I'll have some- , " <--- ' POLICEMAN WILLIAM C. TRUESDELL. hing some day and I won't forget i’OU.” But Truesdell didn't take his 'riend's parting words seriously ever though he remembered them He :ame back to Washington and never ;aw Evermon again. Recently he received a long-dis tance telephone call from a New York lawyer. Evermon had died. He left ibout $4,000 to be divided among three sersons—his brother and sister anc rruesdell. So today Truesdell is $1,200 richer tor a 50-qent investment. He doesn’t know what he will dc with the money, but he says he! i "sucker for blondes.” TO GET JOBS BACK Labor Board Orders Coach Company to Reinstate Those Dismissed. The National Labor Relations Board today ordered the Washington, Virginia <fc Maryland Coach Co. to reinstate 18 employes dismissed in March allegedly because of union activities. In its decision, the board charged the dismissals “were the direct re sult of Arnold's (Leon Arnold, presi dent of the company) determination to break up Local 1079," Amalgamated Association of Street. Electric* Rail way & Motor Coach Employes of America. It ordered the company to pay back wage' to the men from the date of their dismissal, less the amounts they may have earned in that period. Company is Restrained. The board also ordered the com pany to "cease and desist" from in terfering with the rights of its lflKnr nroonivatinrtd 1,000 ATTEND BAKE OF TRADE BOARD Members Served in Twc Shifts—Games Slated in Afternoon. More than 1.000 members am guests of the Washington Board o Trade are in Bay Ridge, Md., toda; for the organization’s forty-secom annual shad bake and Spring outing Members of the staff of the May flower Hotel early this morning be gan preparation of pits and charcoa on which the shad was being plankei on green oak and hickory slabs. Two shifts, each of more than 50C were planned, beginning at 11:30 am the second to receive their luncheoi as soon as the first could vacat the casino and the tables could b cleared. Games in Afternoon. This afternoon a series of games including base ball, golf, fishint wrestling, boxing, horseshoe pitchin and other games was planned. With virtually all of the mem here and (meats eninp tn Rav Ririff Young Washington ■. .—■■ ■ 'fip 1 1111111111 ■ Doris Clabough, 10, begins painting part of the patio built by children of the sixth grade at the John Quincy Adams School. Doris is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Clabough, 1827 Wyoming avenue. Monday: Willie Ann Myers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Myers, at the Bethesda, Md., Elementary School. —Star Staff Photo. and bargain collectively through their representatives. The decision resulted from testi mony given by the discharged work ers during a four-day hearing before Trial Examiner John M. Carmody in March. At a further hearing on May 2, the board dismissed a com plaint in regard to three additional employes named in the original charge. Evidence presented showed 24 em ployes of the Arnold line organized Local 1079 on February 24, receiving its charter on March 3 when the membership had grown to 59. a majority of all company employes. On the following day. four union members were discharged, eight more on March 5, and six on March 6. Advertised For Help. By its own admission, the com pany learned of the union activities of its employes about February 27, and two days later Inserted a "help wanted” notice in a Washington newspaper, the board said, adding that between that date and March 5. "evidence Aows that various hostile remarks against the men forming the union were made by various company officials.” Regarding the company's conten tion that the 18 bus drivers and repairmen were discharged for in efficiency, the board declared the record does not bear this out. During the hearing, it was brought out that Joseph Arnold, vice presi dent of the company, donned a bus operator's cap and attended the meeting at which the union received its charter. Australia to Honor George. Australia will erect a bronze group, costing *75,000, in front of the Par liament House in Canberra as a me morial to King George. in private conveyances leaving about I r 9 o'clock, there was a steady stream t of traffic to the Maryland resort until t well after the early luncheon hour, i } One group went to Bay Ridge in f a chartered bus that left the District Building at 9 a.m. Ticket Sale Closed Early. 1 So great was the demand for tickets j s this year that Raymond M. Florence, i general chairman, closed the sales t Wednesday. The demand continued c even after the sales had ended and t a warning was sounded that no addi- s tional tickets would be available at t the bake today. This failed, however, c to keep away all late arrivals, for several showed up at the bay front t asking for tickets. 1 More than 1,000 bags of souvenirs j donated by members of the Board of Trade were taken to Bay Ridge by Pierce Boteler for distribution. This afternoon at 4 o’clock a light f lunch was to be served. s Most of the guests, including sev- l eral members of Congress, were ex- i pected to return to Washington i shortly after that time. _ i GOES TO JAIL FOR DOGS ! _ 8 t 70-Year-Old Florida Man Proves 3 Love as Neighbors Complain. i MIAMI, Fla. (A>).—Seventy-year-old , J. M. Brian loves his hound dogs more j than his freedom. , When neighbors complained that the dogs made too much noise. Judge James M. Dunn ordered Brian to get rid of the hounds. Brian failed to obey, and when sum moned to court again told the judge, •‘If I must go to jail for my dogs, I will go.” "Thirty days,” the judge replied. he House kill siasnea me ouagei ecommendation to $2,700,000. and in he last conference meeting Thursday he only concession the House con erees offered was to make their gures $2,800,000. Will Resume Conference*. On his return Tuesday, Senator 'homas will inquire as to the pos ibility of resuming conferences. «It s believed other differences in the ill could be adjusted without diffi ulty, but there are no indication* hat the Senate conferees will bandon their position in support of he figure the President recommended ^ n the lump sum. If the impass^ continues on the ill, Senator Thomas said the only ltemative would be a continuing esolution to meet the bare ma;n enance requirements of the city It ias been indicated, however, that he Senate would provide for con inuatlon of the $5,700,000 Federal ayment in tne resolution. 11 iro., ame deadlock occurred on the rel ation. the Senate conferees belie'« dminiftration leaders will have to fitervene. In refusing to yield to a further c ut i the Federal payment Senate con erees not only are supporting the President's budget message, but alro re contending for the principle that he Senate should not be required ta ield always to the House on this ssue. Representative Blanton declined to v' omment on what developed at the •resident's press conference yestcr* lay. Cop's Equipment Stolen. REDDIHO. Calif. UP).—While Con* table W. A. Houston slept, some onl rept into his home and took his hat, :oat, two revolvers, star, handeufli end two warrants Houston intended o serve next day. BYRNS MLS BODY HAS POWER 10 END DEADLOCK __ j May Move to Discharge or Instruct Conferees Who Fail to Agree. THOMAS TO RESUME 1 CONFERENCE TUESDAY . Question Is Whether Leaders Will Support Roosevelt or Blanton t Recommendation. Possibility that the House mipi?t step in to break the deadlock be tween conferees on the 1937 District ' | appropriation bill developed today ' as Darticinants in the rnntrraenw marked time before making another move to break the impasse. The House, it was revealed by Speaker Byrns. is in a position to instruct its conferees to adjust the | differences with the Senate group, and thus pave the way for the District to get funds for the coming fiscal year. Speaker Byrns called attention to a comparatively new rule under which any member may move to discharge or instruct conferees who fail to re port within 20 days. Such a motion would be in order now as the House conferees were appointed April 24. | It would have precedence over all . other House business as a motion of' ! highest privilege. The problem thus appears to have ! boiled down to a question of whether House leaders will support the rec ! ommendation of President Roosevelt or ui ivepreaeniauve rjianion. uemc crat, of Texas, who is the leading advocate, not only of drastic reduc tion, but also of complete elimination of the Federal share toward the expenses of the Capital. I The Senate conferees are fighting ■ to sustain the President's budget m«: - | sage, which recommended continua ! tion next year of the present $5,700. : 000 Federal lump sum. and Mr. Roose— | velt made known yesterday that he is still for his budget recommedation. Blanton Challenges Press. — A challenge to Washington newc"- ™ papers to print a statement about the dispute over the bill which ne de scribed as "a Senator Thomas smoke screen" was issued today by Blanrin. The statement-read • "Whoever, before, ever heard of Senator Thomas prating about or preaching the doctrine of standing bg the President's budget? i “If the House were to call his bluff, to adopt the President's budget, it would eliminate about 86 of the 87 Senate amendments. It would pio vent appropriating for the new East | ern High School, the new Chain Bridge, the new badly needed fire trucks and fire-fighting apparatus, the new Police Court Building, and a lot of other new projects, all of whitn were put into the House bill by the House Subcommittee and passed by the House, but not one of which weifc authorized by the President's budget. "If the cry of 'stand by the Presi- * : dent's budget' is not just a sham and a subterfuge, then Senator Thomas should likewise demand that all new construction items and projects not approved by the President's budget should be eliminated from the bill. "There is not a newspaper in Wash ! ington that pretends to give all news to its readers, that will dare print the : above statement without emasculating it, because the Washington newspapers j do not want the Washington people t» t know the facts as they exist.” 1 Senator Thomas is chairman of the g Senate Conference Committee on the-** appropriations bill. Blanton heads the House conferees. Text of House Rule. 1 The House rule follows: f1 "After House conferees on any hill j or resolution in conference betwcAi 1 the House and Senate shall have^ failed to make a report within 20 . days, it is hereby declared to be a . motion of the highest privilege to 1 discharge said House conferees and I ! to appoint new conferees or to in j struct said conferees.” By a majority vote, the House, under [ j this rule, could instruct its conferees i j to agree to the $5,700,000 Federal , payment as demanded by thfe S«iate » as well as other items in conflfct. / Before leaving last night tot f/ | liver an address in Iowa. Sent£,» j Thomas, Democrat, of Oklahoma’, ' j chairman of the conference, reiter ’ ated his statement that if the dead- •* ’ lock continues, administration lead ers will have to step in and take a hand. Under Blanton's leadership.