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4. Fair and cooler tonight and tomorrow; 1® Washington With the moderate northwest or north winds. Tern- Associated PreSS NeWS peratures—Highest, 84, at noon today; nr:_, , « lowest, 64, at 5 a.m. today. and Wirephoto Services. Full report on page A-5. . Z v i m L • d 71 Yesterday’s Circulation, 136,590 Closing New York Markets, Page I b gMM return, not ret received )_ No. 33,629. ^"offlcV ,wa0"hing“n.nDttcr WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 1936—FORTY-SIX PAGES. *** <*> M«an» As«oci«t.d Pr..*, TWO CENTS. DEMOCRATS STUDY TAX SUGGESTIONS -FROM ROOSEVELT IN SECRET CAUCUS Revisions Proposed in White » House Talk Designed to Speed Agreement With House Conferees. SENATE FINANCE BODY CALLS SESSION TODAY President Reported in Favor of Superstructure of Graduated Levies on Undistributed Cor i porate Earnings, Flat 15 Pet. Tax on Their Incomes. — BACKGROUND— Problem of tax legislation, re quested by President Roosevelt last February, has been principal one before Congress since that time. Feature of presidential proposal was levy against undistributed cor porate income. House wrestled with problem for two months, then passed bill containing desired pro vision. Senate Finance Committee, more conservative and independent, *" listened more sympathetically to protests of business and is prepar ing compromise measure. BULLETIN. An hour's discussion of new tax suggestions received last night at the White House failed to produce an agreement today among Senate Finance Committee Democrats on any plan for revising the revenue » bill. By ttic Associated Press. Senate Finance Committee Democrats were called to. a se cret midday caucus today to con sider the latest presidential tax suggestions received in a two hour White House conference last night. One senatorial source outlined the latest suggestions of President Roose velt to bring the yield of the dras w tically altered tax bill up to the amount the Chief Executive desires as follows: A 15 per cent flat tax on all (corporation income, a superstructure of graduated levies on undistributed corporate earnings and a $15,000 ex emption for all corporations from the lot+Ar The 4 per cent normal income tax Would be applied to all corporate divi dends and the capital stock and excess profits taxes would be retained. Supertax on Profits. The supertaxes on undistributed profits would be 25 per cent on un 1 distributed adjusted net income not in excess of 20 per cent. 35 per cent on that in excess of 20, but not greater than 40 per cent, and 45 per cent on that in excess of 40 per cent. v Committee Democrats arranged to assemble an hour and a half before the full committee was scheduled to meet to receive Treasury estimates on the newest corporate tax plan and possibly a humber of alternatives. One Senator said privately the new arrangement discussed at the White House was a modification of a plan which originated with Marriner S. Eccles, chairman of the Federal Re serve Board. It was so framed as to represent somewhat of compromise between the House and Senate versions of the tax bill. The 15 per cent flat tax and the $15,000 exemption are In line with the plan worked out by the Finance Committee, and the high graduated levies on undistributed earnings are similar to the House pro gram. Sees Plan Aiding Agreement. The President was represented as believing acceptance of the new idea would tend to speed an agreement when the bill reaches the stage of adjusting differences in conference between the Senate and House and consequently tend to expedite con * gressional adjournment. Some Finance Committee members | tald, however, they were prepared to stand by the bill as amended in com mittee. One added that he believed there were enough votes to retain the bill as it is. The latest plan would work out In this manner: A corporation with $100,000 of net Income would pay a 15 per cent tax, or $15,000 on the total. From the re maining $85,000 the $15,000 exemption would be deducted. Then if the corporation retained up to 20 per cent of the $70,000 balance, or $14,000, it would be taxed 25 per cent on the amount retained. The tax would be 35 per cent of any Income retained that is more than , $14,000, but not in excess of $28,000 of the $70,000, and 45 per cent on $ny portion retained in excess of $28,000. i Leaders planned to call the Finance Committee into session this aft ernoon, with the idea of seeing « whether more revenue could not be raised. Senator King, Democrat, of Utah, who is acting committee chair man during the temporary illness of Senator Hgrrison, Democrat, of Missis sippi, hinted the 7 per cent rate now proposed for undivided profits might be Increased. The question of undivided profits taxes, recently thought settled, thus appeared to be opening up again, with prospects of lengthy discussion. Orig inally administration officials called - ^ for a tax averaging 33 Vi per cent on such profits, but the Senate Finance Committee could agree only on a fiat 0 per cent. ^ TRANSPORTATION House Committee Also Au thorizes Investigation of Training School. BY JAMES E. CHINN. The House District Committee to day authorized its transportation sub committee to investigate Washington's mass transportation system to deter mine the sufficiency of service. The committee also appointed a special subcommittee to make an in vestigation at the National Training School for Girls, where Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt recently found conditions that shocked her. Chairman Norton of the full com mittee will head the special subcom mittee. which was directed to visit the school and ascertain steps that should be taken to make it a model institution for training delinquent girls. She will be assisted by Representatives Car penter, Democrat, of Kansas, and Hull, Progressive, of Wisconsin. Carpenter Proposes Probe. Carpenter proposed the investiga tion after pointing out that hla atten tion had been called to the "deplorable conditions” that exist at the institu tion. “It is the duty of this committee to look into the conditions and determine what can be done to remedy them,” he declared. Carpenter also read a brief excerpt from a statement of Senator Copeland, Democrat, of New York, during hear ings on the 1937 District supply bid before the Senate Subcommittee on Appropriations. Copeland referred to conditions at the training school and said: “I would sooner send a girl to hell than send her out there. And I mean just that.” The Senate authorised an appropria tion of $100,000 for improvements at the school. This Item as well as others is tied up in the deadlocked conference of Senate and House conferees. Hull Asked Inquiry. Authorization for an inquiry into the adequacy of the transportation service was contained in a resolution introduced by Hull, who last week vigorously condemned the Capital Transit Co. for overloading its cars and busses. He proposed an investi gation at that time, but his motion was not acted on because of the ab sence of Chairman Norton. The Hull resolution stipulates that the inquiry "shall be of such scope that the Subcommittee on Transporta tion may, in its report, make recom mendations as to what should be done, either by the transportation com panies or the government of the Dis trict of Columbia, to so improve condi tions that the steadily increasing population of the District shall have a modern and up-to-date system for convenient transportation.” The Transportation Subcommittee is headed by Representative Patman, Democrat, of Texas. Favorable Reports. The committee ordered favorable reports on two resolutions authorizing preparations for the presidential in augural, January 20, next, and in (See D. C. COMMITTEE, Page A-13.) Senate Body Votes Amend ment to Relief Act to Make Cash Available. BY J. A. O’LEARY. The Senate Appropriations Com mittee today approved the compro mise amendment to insure continued operation of the slum clearance pro gram in the inhabited alleys of Washington during the coming fiscal year. The amendment, added to the work-relief deficiency bill, will make available to the Alley Dwelling Authority approximately $250,000 by permitting the agency to use un expended balances of prior appropria tions together with any receipts de rived from the agencies own opera tions during the year. The Budget Bureau originally rec ommended the new appropriation of $300,000 for the coming year, but the House omitted it from the bill, and for a time it was feared the Authority would be left without funds for the year beginning July X. Suggested by Authority. The substitute adopted today was suggested to the Senote committee two weeks ago by Alley Dwelling Au thority officials. House leaders have Indicated the substitute is acceptable, so no furthe rdifficulty on this item of the deficiency bill is expected. In addition to any unexpended balances on hand the agency is au thorized to use receipts from sale, leases or other sources. Under the alley dwelling law the agency is ac quiring property in squares where in habited alleys exist with a view to having these areas rebuilt either for sanitary housing or other useful pur poses. The law provides for a 10-year pro gram to eliminate gradually these so called hidden communities for the im: provement of which civic and welfare organizations have been working for many years. The compromise amend ment does not call for any new appro priation out of the Treasury for the coming year. Hie House left the budget estimate for $300,000 of new work out of the bill on the theory that the Alley i See SLUMS, Page lT) -. DR. MERTON MYERS DIES; WAS BUREAU PHYSICIAN Expires in Alaska While Making Plans to Attend Daughter's Graduation. By th< Associated Press. ANCHORAGE. Alaska, May 27 —Dr Merton Myers, physician for the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, died here yesterday after a week's illness. Funeral arrangements were delayed pending word from relatives in Penn sylvania. Dr. Myers served seven years in Alaska. He had planned to attend the graduation of his daughter from the University of Pennsylvania and hei marriage in June. Besides the daughter he is survived by his widow and a son. COMMITTEE VOTES MM) FUND TO ill FOR RELIEF PURPOSES Authority Given P. W. A. to Continue Heavy Construc tion as Deficiency Appro priation Is Approved. RESETTLEMENT ACTIVITY IS SHARPLY CURTAILED Senators Disagree on How Much Discretion Bill Puts in Presi dent's Hands, Some Feeling, Howerer, That Expenditures Are Clearly Directed. BACKGROUND— Asking f1,425,000,000 in contrast to the $4,550,000,000 sought last year for all forms of direct relief, President Roosevelt indicated he would prefer to have Harry Hopkins handle all such spending during the next 12 months. P. W. A. bloc made strenuous fight in House to have part of sum earmarked for that agency, but failed. Hopkins told House that amount requested would not be sufficient for full year unless private em ployment picks up. By the Associated Press. The Senate Appropriations Committee today approved a re lief appropriation of $1,425,000, 000 to be turned over directly to President Roosevelt, with au thority for P. W. A. to use an additional $300,000,000 to carry on heavy construction. The committee approved the S2, 364,000.000 deficiency appropriation containing the relief fund. It added j some items to the measure as it j passed the House, but these were not | tabulated immediately. The action made it possible for the Senate to begin debate on the bitterly I contested measure tomorrow. Committee members disagreed over how much discretion would be placed in the President s hands in expending the SI.425.000.000. but some felt the purposes for which the money could be spent were clearly stated in the bill. Tug well's Wings Clipped. Activities of Rexford G. Tugwell’s Resettlement Administration will be sharply curtailed under the measure, committee members said. Out of the $1,425,000,000 voted for the President. $85,500,000 was earmarked for loans and relief to farmers, but rone for land purchase. President Roosevelt has said he would allot the Resettlement Admin istration enough of the fund to con tinue its activities on a reduced scale. A Republican move to turn relief ad ministration back to the States, and require them to put up 18 per cent of the cost, was voted down without a record ballot. Under the committee’s arrangement for Secretary Ickes’ Public Works Ad ministration, $300,000,000 would be available from his present loan fund for grants to local political subdivi sions. leaving $150,000,000 in the re volving fund for loans. More R. F. C. Loans Refused. A move to permit the Reconstruc tion Corp. to make additional loans wras voted down. An amendment was added to the bill on motion of Senator Byrnes, Democrat, of South Carolina to pro hibit the barring of World War vet erans from relief because of possession of bonus certificates or bonds ex changed for certificates. A new attack on W. P. A. came from Senator Holt (Democrat. West Virginia), who yesterday reiterated his charges against the agency and declared, "W. P. A. is the greatest and best oiled political machine this country has ever seen." He said W. P. A. workers had been threatened by "ward heeling politicians” in the recent primary in his State. At the same time Administrator Harry L. Hopkins denied cnarges of politics made by Arthur M. Curtis, Missouri Republican committeeman, declaring: "They are in each and every instance untrue." “I note that your letter comes to me via the Republican National Com mittee," Hopkins wrote, “and mailed from Washington, which fact lends further color to the conviction this document represents political mud slinging.” CONFESSES SLAYING OF REVENUE AGENT Police Officer Says Captured Sus pect Admits Firing Shots Near Hammond, Ind. Ey tbe Associated Press. INDIANAPOLIS, May 27.—Lieut Roy Pope, who participated in the cap ture of Harlan Crouch here today, saic Crouch admitted firing the shots thai « killed John R. Foster, a revenue agent i during the chase of a rum-running car near Hammond, Ind., two week: ago. Pope said Crouch told of being hand : ed a rifle by James Jacobs, his com i panion in the car being pursued bj ! Foster and Ouy Goodin, a fellow 1 agent. “I took the rifle and fired thre< l shots,” Pope quoted Crouch as say - ing. Crouch, caught in a rooming houa i here this morning by local police anc l Federal agents, who found him aslee] r with a gun beneath his pillow, wa; i taken to the local office of the alcoho t tax unit of the Intarnal R< nue Serv l«a HIGH FAMILIES EVACUATEIAFFA Troops Suppress Arab Snipers in Tel-Aviv With out Casualties. BACKGROUND— Palestine has been the scene for several months of violent disorders inspired by Arabs who seek to abolish Jewish immigration. Ten sion has increased during recent weeks, causing Britain, which has a League of Nations mandate over the country, to increase police forces. Military forces also have been increased and tanks and air planes have been used to suppress uprisings. | By me Associated Press. JERUSALEM, May 27.—Rising Arab antl-Jewish terrorism, mounting to the aspect of rebellion in many sec tions of the Holy Land, caused British officials to evacuate their families to day from the Arab-predominated town of Jaffa. The British women and children were removed from the seaport of Jaffa to the Northwest Palestine port of Haifa aboard a warship, and estab lished their headquarters later in the neighboring all-Jewish city of Tel Aviv. This was the third British evacua tion of an Arab town in as many days. | Families of officials left troubled Nablus last night, coming to Jerusa lem as a precautionary measure. Mon | day. British families at Gaza took | refuge in police barracks. Authorities reported no bombs were thrown, no shots fired at Jaffa yester day for the first time in a month, due j to the drastic repressive measures Held Under Military Control. The British administration of High Commissioner Sir Arthur Grenfell Wauchope, governing under a League of Nations mandate, held several Arab centers under virtual military control. Troops advanced in their mountain campaign against the strongholds of Arabs plundering Jewish-owned prop erty. Reinforcements were expected soon for the military force, already the (See ARABS, Page 5.) PLAN FULL'PAYMENT TO BANK DEPOSITORS Chevy Chase Directors and Stock holders Propose That Inter est Be Waived. Attempts are being made to pay depositors in the closed Chevy Chase Savings Bank 100 per cent of their original deposits, without interest. Under a. plan approved by Control ler of the Currency J. F. T. O'Connor, directors and stockholders of the bank have arranged to put up a sum of money sufficient to pay the re maining 20 per cent dividend, pro vided the depositors will waive in tprpct Letters have gone out to depositors asking for waivers of interest. Whether the plan can be worked out success fully depends on whether a sufficient number of depositors return their waivers of interest, it was explained. Paul Slemon, attorney, has been named trustee for the committee of directors and trustees acting in the matter. The letters to depositors have been sent out by this committee, headed by Slemon. Receiver Cary A. Hardee of the bank is taking no active part in the plan, it is understood, as the action is by the stockholders and directors. Should the plan succeed, however, the re ceiver then would pay to depositors the remaining unpaid 20 per cent dividend. Depositors in this bank so far have received 80 per cent of their deposits. If the plan succeeds, as the stock holders hope it will, the 100 per cent dividend can be paid to depositors and then the remaining assets ol the bank would be liquidated to repay , the stockholders for the funds they put up for the last dividend. NATS RAINED OUT Team Will Play Double-Headei With A'a Tomorrow. i Rain today postponed the Phila 1 delphia-Washington game. There wil ■ be a double-header tomorrow, start inj at 1:S0 o’clock. ^ -I River Victim | MISS EVELYN HALVIN. LOVERSlUARREL Friend Identifies Body of Girl Found Drowned in Potomac. Whether a lovers’ quarrel was re sponsible for the death of Miss Evelyn Halvin, 24, of 1107 Sixth street, whose j j body was found floating in the Po- ' j tomac River yesterday, was a mystery I police were attempting to unravel to- j I day. Miss Halvin was seen Just before dawn Saturday in the Hangar Club, at the Virginia end of Highway Bridge, by Mrs. Betty C&rr of 1111 Sixth street, a close friend, who identified the body in the District Morgue early today. She still had on the dress which she wore at the club and the body apparently had been in the water that length of time, according to po lice. When at the club she was with a Navy Yard employe. For a week or 10 days prior to that time, however, she had been despondent over a quar rel she had with another friend, a Pullman conductor, with whom she had been going for more than a year, Mrs. Carr told police. Threats Are Recalled. Mrs. Carr said her friend and the conductor had quarreled over her go ing out with another man. and he had stopped calling on Miss Halvin on his weekly trips to Washington. Miss Halvin had written to him twice and. when she received no reply, had threatened several times to “jump in the Potomac.” Mrs. Carr said. Mrs. Carr told police Miss Halvin had been drinking when she saw her at the night club and seemed to be in good spirits. Police were searching for a brother. John Halvin, who came here a few weeks ago and is believed to be living in Alexandria, Va. Her home is in Pittsburgh, Pa. The proprietor of the house where Miss Halvin roomed. Sam Soroka, said she had been living there only about two weeks and apparently was not employed. He last saw her Fri day night, he said. Coroner A. Magruder MacDonald was carrying on an investigation of the case also, although no marks of violence wore found on the body. i .1 n. i >i i AS 1,000 CHEER Sirens Scream Encourage ment as Liner Begins Quest for Sea Title. E» I be Associated Press. SOUTHAMPTON, England. May 27. —The S S. Queen Mary, Great Brit ain's mightiest liner, sailed at 4:34 p.m. (10:34 a.m. Eastern standard time) today for New York. On board the great vessel were 2.139 passengers. She pointed her bow toward the English Channel amidst scenes of public enthusiasm that transformed Southampton's harbor into a vividly exciting welter of sound and color. More than 500,000 spectators black ened docks and the roofs of buildings and overflowed to vantage points along the Solent. Thousands of motor boats, tugs and excursion craft swarmed like so. many chips in a pond about the giant vessel. Sirens Scream Farewell. 8hips in the harbor broke out their flags and bunting. Factory and ship sirens screamed a farewell, with the Queen Mary's own siren, audible for 10 miles, lifting clearly above the rampage of noise. Five boat trains from London, carrying the largest single consign ment of passengers for one ship in the history of Britain, arrived along side the Queen Mary from 1 to 3 p.m. Notables from various European coun tries, and from the United States, were among those whose luggage came pouring onto the dock. Aboard were such notables as Rob ert W. Bingham, United States Am bassador to the Court of St. James: Viscount and Viscountess Knollys, tjie Earl of Dudley, Lord Grimthorpe, Lora Inverclyde, Sir Keith Fraser and Sii Harry McGowan. Of the 63 newspaper men on board, 35 were from America In the main saloon of the depart ing liner stood a model of the Queen Mary made entirely of flowers, a part ing gift to Sir Edgar Britten, her first commander. See Race and Ship. It was Derby day, but not to be out done a few lovers of the turf and sea alike had planes waiting near the Ep som course, saw the race and then flew to catch the Queen Mary at Cher bourg. The Southampton embarkation pro ceeded steadily after the arrival of the first train, with bands playing, news reel men and photographers scram bling for position, and ship's officers and crew on guard at all times for stowaways. Squads of special police patroled dock entrances and ship gangways. Shortly before 4:30 p.m. the Queen Mary's siren sounded a warning, cries of “all ashore" rang through the towering decks, a squadron of bustling (See QUEENMARY,~Page 14.) DIES IN ARKANSAS Lieutenant Governor of Wiscon sin Has Heart Attack. HOT SPRINGS. Ark.. May 27 <*>).— Thomas J. O’Malley, lieutenant gov ernor of Wisconsin, died here early today. O'Malley, 68 years old, succumbed to an acute heart attack at 3:10 a.m. He was removed to a hospital at mid night from the hotel where he had been stopping since last Friday. ' His wife and a sister, a Mrs. Sulli van of Chicago, were at his bedside. ---1 COMMITTEE VOTES TO CITE TOWNSEND in :; Action Against Wunder and Kiefer Also Recommended as Group Divides, 6*2, on Partisan Standpoint. COURT PROSECUTION URGED BY SAME VOTE Pension Plan Sponsor Due to Be Charged With Refusing to Con tinue Testimony and With Ad vising Five Key Officials of His Organization Not to Appear. BACKGROUND— Dr. F. E. Townsend believes pen sions of 6200 monthly for every person over 60 will briny prosperity to the Nation. So many others be lieve it. too. that the major po litical parties became concerned. The House voted an investigation of the movement about two months ago. Last Thursday. Dr. Townsend told the committee to go chase itself, or words to that effect. Ever since then the committee has been pondering over what to do about it. BY JOHN C. HENRY. The special House committee investigating old-age pension schemes early this afternoon adopted a resolution recom mending to the House that Dr. Francis E. Townsend, Dr. Clinton L. Wunder and John B. Kiefer, key officials of the Townsend old-age pension organization, be cited for contempt of the House of Representatives. At the same time the committee recommended that all information in the alleged contempt case be turned over to the United States district at torney for prosecution in the courts. The vote on the citation was 6 to 2. with the committee evenly divided from a partisan standpoint. Democrats Bell of Missouri, Gavagan of New York and Lucas of Illinois were joined by Republicans Holtster of Ohio. Hoff mann of Michigan and Ditter of Penn sylvania in recommending to cit*. Democrat Tolan of California was joined by Republican Collins, also ot California, In opposing the recom mendation. Chairman Bell said the vote on recommending trial in the courts rather than before the House was the same. Bell said it had not been decided when to submit the committee resolu tion to the House, but a meeting of the committee is scheduled for 4 o’clock this afternoon at which time signing of the resolution is expected to take place. Two Instances to Be Cited. Although final draft of the com mittee resolution was not completed (SEE TOWNSEND, Page*.) AVER ELL IS UNABLE TO MEET HIS DEBTS Cotton Prices Undisturbed by New York Exchange An nouncement. PT the Associated Press. NEW YORK. May 27—The New York Cotton Exchange announced to , da. that William B. Averell. a promi nent member of the exchange, was unable to meet his obligations. Averell, who has been a member since April. 1911. so informed the president of the exchange in a letter. In cotton circles, where Averell was known as one of the largest trader# in the history of the business, his failure was described as ' one of the biggest shocks the exchange ever had.” The blow was largely psy chological. however, and prices were not disturbed after the announcement. The market continued to rule some what higher at gains of about 10 to 20 cents a bale. Well known in New York social circles and in the cotton trade. Averell was said to have carried some of the heaviest commitment ever seen on the Cotton Exchange at one time. It was said he had not been actively trad ing for the last several weeks. Averell, who was an independent floor broker and not a member of any ' firm, in former days was also a heavy trader in stocks. By some cotton men it was said that, inasmuch as he had not been active in the cotton market for some time, ina bility to meet his obligations was prob ably a matter of failure to settle pre viously contracted debts. Comment from Averell w-as not im mediately available. i i Readers'1 Guide Page. Amusements. C-12 Answers to Questions-A-8 Comics .. C-6 Cross-word Puzzle-C-6 Death Notices..A-10 Editorial . A-8 Finance _A-15 Lost and Found.A-3 News Comment Features A-9 Radio _,-B-10 Serial Story _C-7 Short Story.-. B-8 Society _B-3-4-5 Sports_C-l-2-3-4-5 Washington Wayside ... A-2 Women’s Features_B-13-14 I BLACK LEGION INQUIRY IS URGED ON CONGRESS Dickstein, Hinting Fascist Link With Order, Says He Will i6Blow Lid Off” for $100,000 Expenses. By the Associated Press. A promise to "blow the lid off” the Black Legion if Congress will allow (100.000 for its Investigation was made today by Representative Dickstein, Democrat, of New York. Preparing a resolution to authorize the inquiry, he told reporters he was informed that the Legion's activities centered in Michigan, Ohio, Colorado, Pennsylvania and "a very little” in New York. "The resolution will name certain groups directly, also their subsidiaries and the names of certain domestic ‘super Americans’ who want to take the laws of the country into their own hands,” he said. Vice chairman of a special House committee which investigated alleged "un-American activities” some time ago. Dickstein continued: "In the last week of our investiga tion of un-American activities last yeat we received certain anonymous in formation that the bad Black Shirt movement, holding military trials for charges against persons, was attempt ing to create a Fascist government within our Government. “However, we had no funds then to subpoena and bring witnesses before the committee. I believe the Black Legion movement is an offspring of that Black Shirt movement.” Congressional interest in the Black Legion was heightened when Repre sentative Clare Hoffman, Republican of Michigan, said he had received a threatening letter from what “might bt the Black Legion.” “It was not signed,” asserted the Congressman, "but it suggested that I had a green plot 2 by 6 feet waiting for me back in Michigan.” Hoffman said he regarded it as a (See BLACK LEGION,'Page 2.) Fleet of Red Sound Trucks To Spread Socialist Doctrine ML B; the Associated Press. CLEVELAND, May 27.—The Social ist party set forth today on its most extensive campaign since Eugene Vic tor Debbs toured the Nation in the famous “Red Special.” Instead of the special train, the party now has a fleet of red sound trucks, which will be sent throughout the country during the campaign, operating out of the central party headquarters in Chicago. Norman Thomas, again the presi dential nominee, leaves Cleveland late today for a series of speaking engage ments en route to his New York home. Within a few weeks he will make the first of a series of trips around the Nation, taking off a month in Mid summer and ending with a trans continental “lower berth” campaign beginning in early September. The vice presidential nominee, George Nelson—a “dirt farmer” from i Polk County, Wis., prominent in the Farmers’ Union and co-operative movement—will confine his speaking trips to the agricultural areas of the Middle West. Mayor Daniel W. Hoan of Milwau kee. at the first meeting of the new National Executive Committee today. was named as chairman of the Na tional Campaign Committee. In addi tion to directing the campaign, he will make a speaking tour, principally in Eastern cities. One of the principal points the So cialists will emphasize in the cam paign will be the issue of constitu tional change. They prepared the waj for this in their platform, adopted at the closing session of the conventior yesterday, which advocated immedi ate passage of the workers’ and farm ers’ rights amendment to give the Fed eral Government authority to acquire and operate basic industries and u end the “usurped power of the Su preme Court to declare social legtsla tion unconstitutional.” Declaring the "New Deal, llkd thi old deal, has failed,” the platforn advocated several other “immedlat demands” in addition to constitutiona change, including: An appropriation of $6,000,000,(MX to continue Federal relief to the un employed for the next year; a drastii increase in income and inheritanc taxes on the higher income levels am of excess profits taxes; the 30-hou week and the abolition of injunction in labor disputes and the prohibltioi of «—"r*"T unions. ^ Let's Look at BOTH SIDES of the Record Compare statements about the District with th» facts of record about the District in connection with the lump sum controversy Turn to Page 6 of Today*s Star [-_j-1 fAND ZIONCHKK S' ^COMIW'BaCK! , AT LEAST THE WEATHER IS NUT BAD!