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WEATHER. (V 8. Weather Bureau Forecast.) The OnJy evening paper . Pair and continued cool tonight and to- .• * morrow; lowest temperature tonight about 111 ”ctOIUilglOn Wim me 46 degrees; Sunday fair and warmer. Associated Press News Temperatures—Highest, 66, at 5 p.m. yes- m. , , n terday; lowest. 44. at 5:15 am. today. ^nd WirephOtO Services. Pull report on page A-6. Owint New York M.A.U, Pm it _ No. 33,631. *T'omc\S waTmngfon mDUcr WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, MAY 29, 1936. —THIRTY PAGES. <*> Mtana Associated Press. TWO CENTS. TO FORCE IN CM AS CRISIS IMPENDS Canton Joins Nanking in Protesting Increase in Troops. TENSITY OF SITUATION AGGRAVATED BY MOVE Chinese Cite “Flagrant Violation of Their Sovereignty," Threat en Armed Resistance. BACKGROUND— Japanese aims to dominate China, denied by Tokio diplomats, frankly admitted by militarists, have been furthered since 1931 by steady penetration of North China. Biggest step was creation of Man chukuo. Then came penetration of * five other northern provinces. Chinese have resisted for years, the economic boycott being most effec tive in stemming the Japanese tide. Of late, Nanking has been silent, apparently cowed. China, weak, of fers little effective resistencc. Rus sia, Strong watches to the north, where observers predict the real conflict will take place. By tne Associated Press. TIENTSIN, China, May 29.—Japan, defying official Chinese protests, sent 3.000 more marching men into North China garrisons today. Tientsin took on a warlike appear ance as Japanese infantrymen, cavalry men and tank corps, landed earlier at the Port of Tangku, moved briskly through the streets to the new bar racks near the international race course. The new reinforcements for the al ready strengthened Japanese garrisons at Tientsin. Peiping and Fengtai seri ously aggravated the tense Sino Japanese situation. * China May Use Force. They gave rise to declarations among the Chinese that China must prepare to resist by force. Chinese sources said Japan now had 20,000 troops in Tientsin and Peiping The Japanese insisted there were only 8,000, although they acknowledged more were on their way. Not since China's loss of Manchuria (now the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo) had the situation been regarded so seriously as today. The powerful southwest 'government of Canton joined the central adminis tration at Nanking In protesting the North China troop increases. Sees Sovereignty Violated. “Japan's determination to remain permanently in China is plain,” the protest stated. "This act constitutes a flagrant viola tion of China’s sovereignty. "Japan says she wishes to assist China in suppressing communist sol diers in North China. “We reply that this task belongs solely to the Chinese government, , with which Japan has no right to Interfere. “We expect the 11 signatory pow ers of the Boxer protocol to protest Japan’s action. "We summon all Chinese to resist the perpetration of this act of ag gression.” Naval Expansion Expected. Chinese newspapers charged that Japan, along with augmentation of her military strength here, intended to expand her naval forces in North Chinese waters by sending six or eight cruisers and destroyers from Port Arthur to Tangku. Vernacular newspapers also declared thousaftds of Japanese civilians were entering Tientsin and Peiping via the Great Wall as part of Japan’s inten sive military and economic campaign of penetration into North China. Students Suppressed. Peiping and Tientsin authorities, both civilian and military, acted with firm determination to suppress student demonstrations such as those which sent a shiver of apprehension through Tientsin yesterday. Chinese military garrisons of both cities, with the approval of civil of ficials, announced student demonstra tions would not be permitted and "such attempts and street parades will be stopped by force.” Seeking to prevent a student strike, authorities ordered students not to leave their respective Institutions. NANKING BROADCASTS PROTEST. Abandons Policy of Silence to Con demn Army Increase. NANKING, May 29 (^.—Abandon ing their policy of silence concerning Japanese activities in China, National ist government broadcasters delivered speeches to the nation today condemn ing Japan’s steady increase in the strength of its North China military garrisons. The speeches were made over a radio station owned and operated by the Chinese government. The procedure In permitting the speakers to make such utterances marked a new departure in the Chinese nolicv toward the JaDanese crisis. Readers’ Guide Page. Amusements. B-12 Answers to Questions_A-8 Comics -B-6 Cross-word Puzzle_B-6 Death Notices_A-10 Editorial -A-8 Finance . A-16-17-18 Lost and Found-A-3 , News Comment Features A-9 Radio ..-—A-12 Serial Story_B-7 Short Story..A-17 Society_B-3 ^ Sports _A-13-14-15 Washington Wayside.A-2 Women’s Features_B-4-5 A Two Wilson Case Informers Freed Secertly As ‘Protection’ Cleary and Jenkins, Whose Evidence Sent Three to Prison for Life for Slay ing. Guarded Against Vengeance. Two informers whose testimony re sulted in life sentences for three men convicted in the Wilson murder were freed on other charges here late yes terday by officials who moved se cretly to frustrate possible gang ven geance. The two were William H. Cleary, Philadelphia gunman, who turned State’s evidence against his former pals, and Dewey Jenkins, described as a •’small-time" Washington raqjjet eer, who dropped out of the plot be fore the gang killed Wilson by mis take. The pair was brought under heavy guard from the District Jail yesterday and taken before Justice Daniel W. O’Donoghue. In District Supreme Court, before court opened for the afternoon session. On motion of Assistant District At torney Samuel Beach, Justice O’Don oghue nolle prossed an indictment against Jenftlns as an accessory be fore the fact in the tri-State gang hold-up of a Union Station messenger several years ago. The messenger was shot and seriously wounded and the gang got away with a quantity of Federal revenue stamps, worthless to them. An indictment against Cleary in a safe-breaking case here during No vember of 1934, also was dropped. The safe was carted from the office of a motor company on Fourteenth street ~ See WILSON, Page 77) PUZZLE TO G. 0. P. !• __ Speech Fails to Reveal Post-Convention Plans if He Loses. The full text of Sena tor Borah’s address can be found on Page A-4. BY G. GOULD LINCOLN. Senator Borah of Idaho today re mained the prize conondrum for Re publicans to puzzle their heads over, despite his radio address of last night, heralded as his “last word” before the party’s national convention. What will be his exact position if he fails to win the presidential nomi nation at the Cleveland convention is ! still a mystery While the Idaho Senator delivered a veiled thrust at Gov. Alf M. Lan don of Kansas, a leading candidate for the nomination, he did not men tion Landon by name. Nor did Borah say specifically that he would bolt the party if Landon were nominated. Borah warned the Republicans that the party must cut itself away from control of monopolistic interests. He charged such interests have domi nated it too long, and said that if they continue to dominate it, the party will never again have the support of the masses of the people. “Walk” Threat Seen. What the convention in Cleveland does, in the light of all the evidences of the growth of monopoly in this country. Senator Borah said he would ‘‘regard as final.” Whether he in tended this as a threat on his part w’as a subject of debate today. It (See BORAH, Page 4.) -• SELASSIE ARRIVES AT GIBRALTAR ILL Much of Six-Day Voyage From Palestine Is Spent Below Deck. By the Associated Press. GIBRALTAR. May 29—Haile Se lassie, Emperor of a lost empire, ar rived at Great Britain’s rock of Gi braltar as a private citizen today. He came here from Palestine in the British cruiser Capetown. Brit ish military authorities exchanged courtesies with him aboard and then the Emperor hastened ashore to re cover from seasickness. He will continue his trip to Eng I nd Sunday. The Capetown dropped anchor in ths harbor following a six-day voy age from Haifa. It passed through several minor squalls which caused the former ruler of Ethiopia to spend considerable time below deck. Haile Selassie went to Government House at noon for an informal lunch eon with Gov. Sir Charles Harington. Two valets, each wearing a large metal image of Haile Selassie in his lapel, supervised a bus load cf the Emperor s trunks, suit cases and bags. Detectives were detailed to guard the defeated monarch during his stay in Gibraltar. The former ruler is traveling "in cognito,” thereby removing any neces sity for the British government to pay the military honors customarily ac corded visiting sovereigns—a ticklish question in view of the fact that Italy has conquered Ethiopia. JEWELER IS SLAIN ALLENTOWN, Pa., May 29 — Barney Berkov, a jeweler, was shot and killed in his store yesterday by a hold-up man who ran from the place after firing. A short time later police picked up a man who they said identified himself as Joseph Soyk of Hazleton. They de scribed him as a paroled convict. Chief of Police Clarence R. Men singer said Soyk first denied shooting the jeweler, but later related he saw Berkov reach for a gun and then shot the storekeeper. Education Group Declares Retention Will Bring Ridi cule on Congress. Declaring that Congress will be held up "to ridicule in the eyes of all Americans” as long as it retains the “red rider.” prohibiting the teaching -> advocating of Communism in Dis trict public schools, the Senate Edu cation and Labor Committee today filed its favorable report on the bill to repeal the restriction. Giving the question a national aspect, the report, filed by Chairman Walsh, Democrat, of Massachusetts, states that as long as the ban exists here, it "will constitute a bad example for the Legislatures of our several States.” In conclusion, the committee ex pressed gratification that no "State has imitated the absurd law which Congress allowed to be placed in the school system of the District of Co lumbia.” "It is to be borne in mind,” the committee continued, "that this lan guage was inserted when the Dis trict of Columbia appropriation bill w'as in conference, and it was enacted without discussion and without ad vertence by a great majority of the members of Congress—a severe re flection upon our national lawmakers. This injurious imputation cannot be removed too soon.” Appeal to Byrns. Meanwhile, representatives of educa tional, parent-teacher and labor organ izations called on Speaker Byrns in the House to urge him to use his Influence to secure House action on the Sisson bill for repeal of the red rider before adjournment. It. as Byrns predicted today. Con gress remains in session after June 5, the Sisson bill will be called up in the House on the next District day— June 8. Speaker Byrns vigorously denied any responsibility for the bill not having been called May 11, when the District Committee was unexpectedly given three hours after the Frazier-Lemke farm mortgage bill had been eliminated. Intimations he had “undertaken to dictate" to the committee were termed “the mo6t ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard," by the Speaker. “I wouldn’t have voted to put the 'red rider’ on the statute books, but it got there, and I don’t know how,” he said. "My judgment is, however, that the Sisson bill would have been passed long ago if it had only sought to modify the rider so as to permit the teaching of the factual history of Russia, but prevent the advocacy of communism. I know a dozen mem bers who would vote to modify the bill in that way, but who wouldn't vote for outright repeal because they don’t want the impression to go out that* they favor Indoctrinating the children." Byrns pointed out four ways to get the bill before the House—to call it up in regular order, which will be done if Congress does not adjourn be fore June 9. He said it also could be called up by unanimous consent, or under a special rule or by suspension of the rules which would require a two-thirds vote. Six Reasons Listed. The Senate committee listed six specific reasons why the red rider should be repealed, summarized, in part as follows: First, in the interest of the pupils, because—‘‘If pupils do not learn about such movements in the schools, they will hear about them from partisan sources and will be more likely to look with favor upon the proposals of communism than if they obtained their instruction from competent and impartial teachers in the schools.” Second, in the interest of the teach ers, because—“In all the testimony that has been produced at congres sional hearings no reliable Indications have appeared that any teacher in the District schools believes In com munism, to say nothing about teach ing It. The Implication created by the “Red rider” that the teachers need (See RED RIDER, Page 7.) 100,000 Due to See Marathon Determine U. S. Olxmnic Team The largest gallery ever to witness a sports event in Washington awaits the running tomorrow afternoon of the fifth annual Evening Star race for the National A. A. U. marathon cham pionship. a contest that has drawn 104 athletes to the Capital from every section of the United States. Surpassing both in Importance and color any race of its kind held on American soil, the grind this year will provide the most spectacular sports struggle in local history. Not only will the national title be at stake, but upon the outcome hinges the final determi nation of the team to represent the %/ M. United States in the Olympic mara thon at Berlin. Upward to 100,000 residents of the District and its environs, together with hundreds of enthusiasts gathered from throughout the country, are to line the course that stretches 26 miles and 385 yards from Mount Vernon to the White House and view the gruelling battle between the finest field of long-dis tance stars assembled in modem times. The race is to start from Mount Vemon promptly at 2 o’clock, with the winner expected to arrive at the finish line set up at the zero milestone be (See MARATHON, Pl|k A-*.). TAX COMPROMISE VOTED. INCREASES INCOME SURTAXES Measure to Reach Senate as “Soon as Possible,” King Asserts. YIELD OF $620,000,000 UNOFFICIAL ESTIMATE _. Bill Would Place Corporate Levy on Graduated Basil—Exemp tion Removed. Fy the Associated Press. After a last - minute change that would Increase Individual income sur taxes except in the lowest surtax bracket, the Senate Finance Commit tee today approved its compromise tax biU. Acting Chairman King said the measure would be brought to the Sen ate floor "as soon as possible." No accurate estimates of the yield were available, but on the basis of the latest Treasury computations, which are subject to revision, the blU would produce around $620,000,000 of perma nent revenue—the amount requested by Praident Rooeevelt. But it would bring in only an esti mated $82,000,000 of temporary funds, j as against $517,000,000 sought by Mr. I Roosevelt. May Produce 156,000,000. The boost in income surtaxes was estimated to produce upward of $50, 000,000. Another change was made In a lengthy closed committee session. It would place the normal corporate In come levy on a graduated Instead of a flat basis. The committee originally contem plated a flat IS per cent on total cor poration income. Today it voted to make the rates 15*2 per cent on Income up to 12.000. 18 per cent on the next $13,000. 17 per cent on the next $25,000 ; and 18 per cent on all over 140,000. Accompanying that alteration was an agreement to remove a $1,000 tax exemption which would have been granted corporations with net Income not exceeding $15,000. King said the result, so far as revenue was con cerned, would be unchanged. The committee rejected by a 13 to 5 vote a final attempt by administra tion forces to swing the committee over to higher graduated levies on undistributed corporate earnings. Sen ator Black, Democrat, of Alabama proposed a system for retaining the present 12*4 to 15 per cent corporate levy, with a surtax graduating up to 30 per cent on undistributed income. 7 Per Cent Levy Stands. The committee agreed, however, to stand by its flat 7 per cent levy on undistributed earnings. The bill as approved also would j subject corporate dividends to the 4 per cent normal income tax. King said he believed the bill would “bring in more than $800,000,000“ of permanent and temporary funds. With a broad smile, he told re porters : "The bill is ordered reported out favorably.” ne saia wt committee wouia meet once more to approve a final draft embracing the final alterations, then make its formal report on the measure. It was not expected to reach the floor before next week, however. Vote Almost Unanimous. On the final vote of approval, the acting chairman said, there was no roll call. He said the vote was almost unanimous, although several Senators said they were voting to report the bill to the floor merely to obtain action and without being committed to sup port it. Whether the retreat of the other side was a strategic one, made with the idea of beginning the fight anew later, will be known when the Senate starts debate on the bill next week or when the measure goes to a conference with the House. The latter chamber already has passed a bill more in line with administration tax philosophy and some quarters expecteu advocates of higher taxes on undivided profits to revive the issue in the conference. Impasse Surmounted. The long-standing Impasse in the Senate Finance Committee was sur mounted late yesterday, shortly after Vice President Gamer had stepped into the picture to hold an earnest conference with Senators Barkley, Democrat, of Kentucky, and Connally, Democrat, of Texas, two committee members. Whether he brought word from the White House to wind up the fight in the committee was not disclosed, al though there was much speculation on that point. The House bill, passed weeks ago, (See TAXES, Page A-7.) FROST REPORTED IN NEARBY AREAS Blanket It Latest on Becord. Biting Temperaturet Fore cast Tomorrow. The latest Spring frost on record in this area crept close to Washington last night, leaving flowers nodding above an unfamiliar blanket of white at sunrise. The ground was reported covered at Chillum, Cabin John, Accokeek and Bowie, and residents declared they recalled no frost as late as May 29. At the Weather Bureau, it was said the latest “killing” frost on record oc curred May 12, 1913. Last year the latest frost was reported April 18. No damage was reported as a result of last night's frost The minimum temperature during the night was 44 degrees, recorded at 5:15 U9h and the forecaster said cool weather would continue today, followed by rising temperatures tomorrow and •unday. _i ,_ '’“i PQ&lMTOQia I WINNER. tW BE § SENT TO WGOa^fi InleEJjii | gunnnnmrnmitgBofrgnmp’nniPi^ SPEAKING OF THE EVENING STAR MARATHON RUNNERS. Author Besieges Apartment j She Sublet to Zionchecks Representative’s Wife Refuses to Vacate. Mrs. Young Tries to Remove Door. “Playboy” Frolics in Pittsburgh. The eviction battle being waged against Representative and Mrs. Marion A. Zioncheck had settled down today to a state of “watchful waiting" as the Zioncheck's author-landlady confronted the Washington legislator’s bride in her Harvard Hall apartment and refused to be the first to leave. Meanwhile, Mrs. Zioncheck’s mad cap husband of a few weeks was mak ing the headlines in Pittsburgh, where he went last night to discuss his "nomination” for Vice President by Mayor William N. McNair. The landlady. Mrs. B. Scott (Pamela Schuyler) Young, went to see “the Police Commissioner” today to obtain legal advice, and later threatened court action on her return to the apartment. For her part. Mrs. Zioncheck reso lutely refused to vacate the apart ment her husband had Sublet from Mrs. Young and thwarted Mrs. Young's efforts when the latter tried to pry pins from the door hinges of the apartment with a butcher knife and a chair rung. Earlier, both women wept copiously and Mrs. Zioncheck fainted. This oc curred late last night, about the time (See ZIONCHECK. Page ^77) LEGION ill OS Jackson County Prosecutor Declares Backbone of Or ganization Is Broken. BACKGROUND— Slaying of a P. W. A. worker be cause he "knew too much” in De troit May 13 led to the fast-moving expose of a secret black-robed, hooded organization known as the "Black Legion.” State-wide probes were immedi ately launched in Michigan, where a dozen members of the organiza tion have been arrested. Appeals have been made for investigations by G-men and also by the Internal Revenue Bureau. By the Associated Press. DETROIT. May 29.—Reports that fear-stricken members of the Black Legion were burning their hoods and robes were received today as authori ties mapped plans for a finish fight on the night riding terrorists. "The back of the organization here has been broken,” said Prosecutor Dudley Owen of Jackson County, a Black Legion stronghold. ■’Some members are burning their robes, and I don’t think the remainder have nerve enough left to commit further violence.” The John Doe inquiry into reported floggings and abductions in Jack son, where five men are held on charges of beating a reluctant mem ber, was adjourned indefinitely as plans for calling a metropolitan area grand Jury were going forward in Detroit. , Letter Written in Blood. A letter, declared by Detective Rich ard Bowen of the Detroit police labo ratories to be written in human blood, was received by the police department today, warning it to "lay off the Black Legion.” The note, signed “The White Le gion,” was printed in letters nearly a half inch high, and was postmarked New York. New York authorities were asked to investigate. Michigan's criminal syndicalism law, enacted to combat communism, may be invoked against the Black Legion, whose members contend its night riding and intimidation are In spired by zeal to defend the country from Communists. Prosecutor Dudley said he was con sidering bringing charges under the statute against 13 men whom he termed the Black Legion’s board ol directors in the Jackson vicinity. The statute provides for imprison ment up to 10 years and a maximum fine of (5,000 for "advocacy • • • or teaching the duty or necessity of crime, sabotage, violence or terriorism to ac complish industrial or political re form." At least two grand jury investiga tions of the night rididng vigilantes were imminent, while both houses of Congress had before them resolutions demanding congressional inquiries. Legislation Being Drafted. Proposed legislation to curb the order was in preparation at the Na tional Capital, and the Internal Rev enue Bureau considered a suggestion that it inquire into the income tax (BMBLACK LBOfc^,PageUp RITTEII ATTACKS Contends Verdict Was “Il legal and Void” in Court of Claims Action. By thf Associated Press. Ha Is ted L. Ritter of Miami, ousted Federal Judge, attacked in the Court of Claims today the constitutionality of his conviction by the Senate on House impeachment charges. In an unprecedented action. Ritter filed claim for his salary since April 1, contending the Senate’s verdict was "illegal, arbitrary, unjust, unconstitu tional and void.” He filed a 66-page petition, con tending he was acquitted of six spe cific charges brought by impeach ment articles, and that on a seventh, an ominous charge, he was convicted. He insisted no specific charge was made by the final article, which ac : cused him of such conduct as "to bring his court into scandal and dis repute." The impeachment charges were founded on Ritter’s handling of a receivership case involving fees to a former law partner. Shortly after Ritter’s petition was filed, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of John W. Holland as judge for the southern district of Florida, to succeed Ritter. Through his attorney, Carl T. Hoff man of Miami, Ritter said he had not consented to relinquishment of his offices in the Federal Building, Miami, despite demands of Postmaster William C. Hill that he vacate the judge's chambers. Hoffman said, however, Ritter would discontinue, "under protest,” use of the offices temporarily. He said Hill had been notified in a letter that Ritter’s consent to move out, pending determination of the suit, did not con stitute an admission that Ritter had relinquished his claim on the judge* ship. The court set no date for a hearing on the petition. Under rules of pro cedure, copies will be served on At torney OeneraT Cummings, who has 40 days to file an answer. OFFEREDCONGRESS Senator Capper Presents Plea for Committee in Senate. Organized Washington today re newed its plea to Congress for national representation for the half-million dis franchised residents of the Nation's Capital. In the Senate the petition of the Citizens' Joint Committee on National Representation for the District of Co lumbia was presented by Senator Ar thur Capper. Republican, of Kansas, co-author of the joint resolution on the subject. In the House the same petition was presented by the Citizens' Committee to Speaker Byrns. The petition bore the signatures of officers of the or ganizations affiliated with the Citizens’ Joint Committee, representing every walk of life. Capper Reiterates Appeal. After presenting the petition. Senator Capper reiterated his own appeal for the proposed constitutional amend ment. speaking as follows: "Mr. President: Early in the first session of the Seventy-fourth Congress it was my privilege to introduce in the Senate a joint resolution (S. J. R 12) proposing an amendment to the Con stitution of the United States. This proposed amendment would empower the Congress to grant unto the resi dents of the District of Columbia voting representation in the Senate and House of Representatives, the vote for President and Vice President and the same rights to sue and be sued in the courts of the United States as possessed by the citizen of a State. "It was my expectation, at that time, to press for action this matter of plain American justice, but because of the urgent national issues engaging the attention of Congress the oppor tunity has been lacking. Present Situation Distressing. "These voteless and unrepresented fellow Americans are politically in a most difficult position, completely lacking any participation in the coun cils of their Nation. Their situation has been particularly distressing dur ing the present Congress. They are absolutely dependent upon Congress for all legislation and for the appro priation of the funds, which are raised (See PETITION, Page A-5.) HEAVY CROP DAMAGE REPORTED IN TEXAS Live Stock Also Lost in Flood. Three Large Rivers Rising Rapidly. By the Associated Press. DALLAS, Tex., May 29—Heavy crop and live stock damage was reported early today in the wake of receding waters of the Navidad and Lavaca Rivers, which Isolated Edna, Tex., for two days Roads and bridges In the area were damaged and some homes were flooded. Three large rivers of South Texas, the Guadalupe, Brazos and Colorado, rose during the night as they swept nearer the Gulf. At Columbia the Colorado was near its expected crest of about 26 feet. Farmers feared for acres of tilled land along the Guadalupe, which neared a 26-foot level late last night. Bottoms and lowlands already have been flooded. Bannister Races Ann Harding By Air to Bar Child’s Sailing By the Associated Press. MONTREAL, May 29.—Harry Ban nister was racing here today by plane in an effort to prevent bis former wife. Ann Harding, screen star, from leav ing Canada for England with their 7-year-old daughter. Miss Harding, wearing the traditional Hollywood disguise of smoked glasses, arrived here to say she was not afraid of Bannister. With Miss Harding was her daugh ter, a nursemaid, an agent and a law yer. (Bannister and a lawyer started for Montreal from New York by airplane. They announced they would seek a writ of habeas corpus to block the de of the child with Miss Hard The actress strolled on the station platform between trains and said she was traveling through Canada and sailing for England from Quebec be cause: “Canada In the Spring is too. too divine.” That was the reason, she said, that she was not sailing from New York. She said she had not come to Canada to avoid any legal entanglements on the part of Bannister. Said Miss Harding: “I’m not afraid of Harry Bannister or of anything he can do. That's all I have to say. ex cept that I like the scenery here.” She said her trip to England on the liner Empress of Australia, sailing from TQ D. G. CONTINUING RESOLUTION PLAN —— Favors Step Only as a Last Resort—Firm for U. S. Share of $5,700,000. _ COUNTERS SUGGESTION FOR CITY TAX STUDY President Would Approve Probe, However, if Congress Feels More Data Is Needed. Standing firm by his budget recom mendation to Congress of $5,'’00,000 as the Federal Government’s snare of the District government's expense, President Roosevelt today indicated he was not particularly enthusiastic over the proposed continuing resolu tion to provide available funds as means of meeting the situation brought about by the deadlock between the Senate and House conferees on the District appropriation bill. Neither is President Roosevelt en thusiastic over the proposal to have an impartial commission study *he tax subject in the District.at this time. In this respect the President referred to previous independent studies that had come to nothing. The President said further, how ever, . that if Congress thinks it needs additional study of the subject, or thinks it needs a separate commission again to study this question, he has no objections. Continuing Resolution Opposed. Mr. Roosevelt, in commenting upon the proposal of Senator Thomas, chair man of the Senate District Appropria tions Subcommittee, for a continuing resolution, indicated he does not be lieve this plan as satisfactory as pass ing the appropriations bill recommend ed in his budget message. Mr. Roose velt admitted, however, that if the deadlock between the conferees cannot be broken, the continuing resolution would be better than nothing, as the District government must Have money to operate. Senator Thomas has not decided definitely whether he will introduce the rerolution this afternoon. It is understood the Senate managers are considering whether to introduce the resolution immediately or wait until a formal report of disagreement be tween the conferees is written and signed. In offering two separate resolutions to carry out this program the Okla homan also will outline briefly the history of the dispute which has ex isted between the House and Senate over the fiscal relations issue for a number of years. He will not ask for immediate ac tion on the resolutions, but will send copies to the House conferees, together with his statement of the basic differ ence of opinion over the lump sum. Answer to Letter. This will constitute the Okla homan's answer to the letter he re ceived yesterday from the House con ferees, seeking to have the conferences resumed with a meeting on the House side Monday. The letter also con tended the conferees would have to meet again and sign a formal report of their inability to agree before any . substitute action, such as a continuiftg resolution, could be passed. After explaining the entire situation to the Senate today, Thomas will ask that the resolutions lie on the table, and wait to see what response comes from the House side regarding this basis of compromise. It was recalled today, however, that substantially the same proposition was turned down by the House group when offered in con ference a week ago. It appeared almost certain that the Senate conferees will not accept the invitation contained in the House let ter, for a conference on the House side Monday Senator Glass. Democrat, of Vir ginia, who is chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and a con feree on the District bill, took the (See D. C. BILL, Page IT) SENATORS ADVOCATE MORE ARMY PLANES Approve Measure to Place Peace Time Strength at 2,320 Units. By the Assocl.ted Press. The Senate Military Affairs Com mittee today approved a bill to place the Army’s peace-time air strength st 2.320 planes instead of 1.800, as at present. The bill as passed by the House weuld have fixed the limit at 4,000 planes. Committeemen said the 2.320 figure was that recommended by every governmental agency that has studied aviation. The bill would allow at tainment of the objective at any time within five years. Crippled Pupils Get Bus Aid From Unknown Donor School bus service for crippled students at the Weightman and Magruder Schools will be resumed Monday, Superintendent of Schools Ballou announced today. If the $1,350 needed to continue the service until the end of the school year is not provided in the deficiency bill, an anonymous philanthropist will put up the money, he said. "I am not privileged to tell his name,” Ballou said. "But he is guar anteeing the transportation of all crippled children for the rest of the year in case Congress doesn't.” The school year ends June 17. This morning the pupils were forced to get to school as best they could, many of them in street cars. Only 30 of the 45 enrolled at Weightman reached their classes. In addition, 133 tubercular pupils will receive transportation.