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VAN i ISSUE
IN QUODDY FIGHT
Roosevelt Plan May Go
Through to Save Face
of President.
BT CARLISLE BARGEBON.
The votes for continuance of the
Passamaquoddy project and the Florida
Ship canal apparently have been lined
up in the Senate on the argument that
it would not do politically for Senator
Vandenberg to win out over President •
Roosevelt. t
Political capital, in this event, would c
be made that the Michigan Senator, c
prominently mentioned for the Re- ,
publican presidential nomination, is c
stronger with the Senate than the (
President, it is claimed.
The Senator defeated the two proj- t
ects when they were up before and also <
has to his credit the checking of ad- 1
ministration forces on three other items 11
since he took up his aggressive opposi- <
tion. But this is the first time he
comes directly in conflict with the 1
President.
New Deal Senators frankly consider ‘
that it was bad strategy that the situ- ,
ation should have been permitted to 1
(develop into this position and Passa
maquoddy is something particularly '
Vhich they do not wish to carry
through the campaign, but the issue
has been joined and the only way out,
as they see it, is to go ahead and vote
for the proposal sought by the Presi
dent.
One Vote Decided.
f As a matter of fact, Senator Van
■denberg won by only one vote before.
<At that time, it was not known what
,«Mr. Roosevelt's attitude was. He had
^pitched the two controversial projects
«1nto the lap of Congress by recom- !
(tnending them in the budget. The !
-ilouse. at the instance of its Appropri- (;
Ations Committee, refused to accept [
them. Congress had not authorized \ <
them, it was contended. They had |
been launched by the President from
his relief funds.
The fact that he had now. after
spending $5,000,000 on Passamaquoddy
and a considerable amount on the
Florida ship canal, submitted them to
Congress w’as interpreted in some quar
ters. at least, as his desire to get rid
of them.
Pot Set Boiling Again.
An after both the House and Senate
had refused to approve them, he j
seemed to be satisfied. Democratic j
Gov. Brann of Maine, however, got!
busy. He came to see Mr. Roosevelt
along with others. The come about
of things put him in a serious political
fix. it ivas argued. Of course, Senator
Fletcher was doing everything he could
> in the meantime to save the Florida
• ship canal.
' Of the two. the canal is looked upon
' as having more justification although
• it is difficult to arouse enthusiasm,
i outside of those directly interested,
-even for it.
Finally, Mr. Roosevelt directed Ma
jority Leader Robinson to offer a reso
lution authorizing him to name two
boards. No one questions that this is j
but a face-saving device, and that as
8enator Vandenberg charges, it will
bind Congress to carry out the projects.
The White House has made it an issue,
however. Robinson even went so far
as to sit in on the committee consid
eration of it with the deliberate pur
pose of keeping tab on the New Deal
members of the committee.
Jockeying Continues.
There is a question, though, as to 1
whether Vaadenberg won't increase in |
stature if he loses his fight. When he |;
won before he relied mostly on his am- i
munition against the ship canal. He i
has hardly drawn on the stuff he has
against Passamaquoddy. Some New •
Dealers ,who do not want Quoddy to i
be hurled around in the campaigu, I
get some comfort out of the belief I
that the House will not accept the i
resolution. . \
In this case, as they see It, Vanden- <
berg will not get the credit for defeat- 1
lng the President and at the same
time there would be no Quoddy in the
campaign.
. • —-— —
U. S. OFFICER IS SLAIN
BY CANADIAN GUNMAN
By the Associated Press.
BELLINGHAM, Wash., May 29.—A
critically wounded gunman, charged
with fatally shooting United States
Immigration Inspector Charles M.
Flachs, was guarded by Federal officers
in a hospital today.
The man was charged under *the
name of John Arthur Alien Fraser.
Supt. H. Darling of the Vancouver,
British Columbia, police said Canadian
authorities identified him as Edward
McMullen. Canadian sought for mur
der and bank robbery.
Flachs and Inspector L. J. Pike took
the suspect off a southbound stage at
Blaine, on the border, and were about
to search him in the customs building
when, Pike said, the man drew a pistol
and fired. Pike said he bent the
weapon back and the last shot en- '
tered the assailant’s head.
* 1
Daniels Is Back Home. <
RALEIGH, N. C., May 29 OP).—
' Josephus Daniels, Ambassador to Mex
ico, arrived at his home here last
' night from Washington.
1 He will remain here about two weeks
'.and possibly may attend the Demo
cratic national convention in Phila
delphia, to be held during the latter
part of June, before returning to Mex
ico City. Mrs. Daniels accompanied
him here.
Woman, 86, Eager 1
<
i
i
Dirigible Voyage *
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK. May 29.—Mrs. Harriet j
Hague, 86, flying enthusiast and (
probably the oldest person ever to (
make a trans-Atlantic air voyage,
would like to be the first person to j
catch a fish from a dirigible. s
i That thought, she said yesterday on j
i her return to the United States on the ,
i liner Washington, occured to her as ,
, she flew to Germany on the Hinden- j
, burg on its first eastward trip. She t
, even mentioned it to the captain. f
Mrs. Hague is the mother of Robert (
L. Hague, president of the Standard
1 Shipping Corp.
“No one has any secrets on a
dirigible," she said. “The partitions
are not soundproof, and everything (
that is said over the passenger quar- 1
ters can be heard distinctly. And c
did I hear some things • • • well, c
don’t ask me." 3
V
Washington
Wayside
Tales
Random Observations
of Interesting Events
and Things.
LOBBYISTS.
OBBYISTS at the Maryland
General Assembly In Annapolis,
like those in the National Con
gress, cause considerable con
roversy and It was with the activities
f the lobbyists In mind that L. Har
ld Sothoron, Prince Georges County
lelegate, attempted to govern his
onduct in most decorous fashion re
ently.
Sothoron stayed overnight at An
lapolis and asked a fellow delegate,
iharles C. Marbury, who was going
iome to Marlboro for the night, to
lave a check cashed In the Prince
Jeorgee County seat for him.
The next day the two met in the
louse chamber prior to the session.
“Did you get the check cashed?”
iothoron asked.
"Yes,” answered Marbury, reaching
or his wallet.
“Wait.” exclaimed Sothoron, “don't
;ive me any money in here.”
* * * *
BEST SELLER.
All the talk about the Consti
tution seems to have convinced
publishers that if has possibilities
as a "best seller." Ten-cent edi
tions, bound in the national col
ors and carrying a photograph of
the Capitol as a frontispiece now
are making their appearance on
chain store counters.
* * * *
OUT OP THE PAST.
pOLICE veterans, putting their calls
through patrol boxes painted blue
ifter many years of familiarity with
mly gray-colored boxes, recall an
;arlier type of patrol box which made
calling one's station house an adven
ure.
The box in question was one made
in the image and likeness of the mod
?rn telephone booth, with a door and
everything. It was the custom of the
patrolman to go Inside, close the door,
ring up the desk and tell his story.
It was the custom, also, of boys pass
ng a booth so occupied to get a stick,
olace it against the door in such a
way that the latter could not be
>pened from the inside, then retire
x> await developments.
The developments usually took the
'orm of a hasty call by the precinct
patrol wagon, the driver of which
■eleased the Imprisoned policeman.
* * * *
WINNER IS LOSER.
DRINCE GEORGES COUNTY RE
PUBLICANS are non-partisan
when it comes to handing out door
prizes at dances, but it seems unlucky
tor a Democrat to take one.
At a recent dance staged by the
Republicans in Beaver Dam Country
-lub announcement of the winner of
;he door prize was made by Edgar P.
-zarra and. in the din. S. C. Heifer,
i Democrat, thought his name was
:alled.
He stepped forward and was handed
ive $1 bills without question. In a
ipirit of good will Heifer generously
listributed the bills among his friends.
A few minutes later Boyd Hart, who
vas the real winner, was told of his
:ood fortune by his friends, verified
he report through Czarra and went
o Heifer to collect. After finding the
.5 he had claimed and given away
pas not intended for him, the Demo
rat had to go down In his pocket
o award the rightful winner.
* * * *
STANDEE.
ANTON HOGAARD. Police Court
clerk, apparently couldn't believe
ii8 eyes the other day.
"Stand up,” said Hogaard when the
lame of a certain defendant was
eached. His command, uttered in a
one which usually Is productive of
mmediate results, apparently was ig
lored. He repeated It, louder and
pith greater emphasis. Still nothing
lappened. Surveying the room with
I'M STANDIM6
\ OP
, threatening countenance, Hogaard
eiterated the order.
"I'm standing up,” Anally uttered a
mall voice.
Hogaard took another look, blinked
ince and was forced to admit the
iccused was right. Standing up, her
lead barely reached over the back of
he chair In which she had been
litting.
* * * *
STYLE NOTE.
Sergt. George Giddens of the
Mount Rainier police force hat a
new “line" when he ttopt tpeeiert
these days.
He no longer says, “Where
d'ya think yere going—to a fire?"
Instead he says: "Where d’ya
think yere going—on a Representa
tive's honeymoon?"
* * * *
TRINKETS.
of the liveliest topics of specu
^ latlon in Washington nowadays
oncerns the niche to be occupied
ty J. R. McCarl after his 19-year
erm as controller general ends
tune 30.
One good guess is that he won't
iave anything to do with the auto
nobile business, for automobile bids
loublessly have embroiled the Alnty
febraskan with various Government
lepartments more often than any
hing else.
To McCarl, a car is a car, his only
nterest being in price. Retailed
peciAcatlons that Federal agencies
ty down when in the buying market
re sure to draw his Are as evidenced
few days ago when he held up a
rational Park purchase in which va
lous accessories had been prescribed,
iuch items are only "trinklets,” the
ontroller general said with emphasis.
Franciscan Father Dies.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 31
P).—Father Peter WaUischeck, $4,
aunder of the Franciscan Seminary
f St. Anthony, and for 40 yean head
f the Santa Barbara Mission, die!
esterday at a heart attack. > i
HAMM CHOSEN
LANDON ORATOR
Will Place Name of Gover
nor in Nomination at
Cleveland.
By tn* Associated Press.
TOPEKA. Kans.. May 29.—Gov. Alf
M. Landon announced today that John
D. M. Hamilton. Kansas national com
mitteeman. will place his name In
nomination for the presidency at the
Republican National Convention at
Cleveland.
Hamilton, national organizer for the
Landon-for-President Committee, is a
district delegate to the convention. He
alsd Is general counsel for the Repub
lican National Committee.
Calling newspaper men to his office.
Gov. Landon said In an informal
statement:
“John Hamilton will make the nom
inating speech at Cleveland.”
Asked about seconding speeches, the
Kansas Governor said he did, not know
who would make them.
“I suppose that’s to be worked out
yet at Cleveland.” he said.
Former Foe of Landon.
Hamilton will offer for the presi
dential ncminatjpn the name of a
man who once helped defeat him for
Republican nomination for Governor
of Kansas.
The tall, sandy-haired and youthful
former executive assistant to Henry
P. Fletcher, chairman of the Re
publican National Committee, started
his political career at 28, as a probate
Judge.
He was a member of the Lower
House of the State Legislature at 33,
its speaker at 35, a candidate for
Governor at 36, State Republican
chairman at 38 and at 40 national
committeeman for Kansas.
In 1919, after returning from the
Army, Hamilton dared battle his
party bosses to win his first public
office.
A stripling lawyer, he went to the
late David W. Mulvane, veteran
Kansas national committeeman, to
ask his support for probate judge of
Shawnee County. He was turned
down, not only by Mulvane, but by
72 of the 86 county committeemen.
"The job should go to an older
man ” he was told. “Why don't you
wait?”
But the Scotch-Irish youth did not
want to wait. He was nominated and
elected.
Beaten for Governor.
In 1928. the Mulvane wing of the
party supported him for Governor. His
primary opponent was Clyde M. Reed,
Parsons editor, who had Landon's sup
port. Reed won in a bitter contest.
Two years later Hamilton directed the
campaign of Frank Haucke, who won
the nomination from Reed, causing a
split in the party.
Haucke, however, was r.osed out by
251 votes by Harry H. Woodring, Demo
crat. in the general election.
Hamilton set about to harmonize the
divided party. In 1932. the Repub
licans elected Landon Governor, al
though Roosevelt and Garner swept
the State.
Hamilton stepped into the national
political picture in 1932 after the
death of Committeeman Mulvane.
With Landon's aid. he was selected
as Mulvane’s successor. Attending
his first meeting of the national com
mittee in 1934, he was nominated for
the chairmanship, but was defeated
by Fletcher. However, he was chosen
general counsel for the committee and
became attached to the Washington
headquarters in May 1935.
Hamilton helped organize the Mid
western “grass roots" Republican con
vention at Springfield, 111., in June.
1935.
He continued his work with the na
tional headquarters until March 9,
this year, when he resigned as
Fletcher's assistant to work actively
for Landon's presidential nomination.
-•
W. B. LEEDS ILL
MIAMI, Fla., May 29 OF).—William
B. Leeds was 111 last night as he and
his bride, the former Miss Olive
Hamilton of Pittsburgh, arrived here
aboard the tin fortune heir’s yacht
Moana. Leeds denied himself to
visitors.
The yacht's officers explained Leeds
had exposed himself to the high winds
which swept this region several days
ago and had been ordered to bed to
recuperate.
Leeds and Miss Hamilton, whom he
rescued from drowning six years ago.
were married Saturday aboard their
yacht at sea near Bimini.
The bride, a former telephone
operator, is the daughter of a retired
Pittsburgh steel worker.
BAND CONCERT.
By the Navy Band in Walter Reed
Hospital at 6:30 p.m. today. Lieut.
Charles Benter, leader; Alex. Morris,
assistant leader.
Program.
March, “All Hands”.Benter
Overture, “Mlgnon".Thomas
Cornet solo, “The Devil's Tongue."
Schmidt;
Oscar Short.
“Ballet” and "Soldiers March," from
the opera, "William Tell”_Roesini
Popular
fa) “Boots and Saddles”...Samuels
fb) “Red Sails In the Sunset,”
Williams
Selections from “Sweet Adeiine”.Kem
Waltzes, “Old Timers"...Arr, by Lake
March. "The Diplomat”_Sousa
"The Star Spangled Banner."
SENATE TO START
QUODDY DEBATE
Robifison Will Ask Power
for President to Continue
Two Projects.
By the Associated Press.
After extending a helping hand to
rescue Rexford O. Tugwell's giant Re
settlement Administration from eclipse,
the Senate sped on today toward de
bate on two other controversial angles
of the relief program—"Quoddy” and
the Florida Ship Canal.
Senator Robinson of Arkansas,
Democratic leader, announced defi
nitely he would offer, as an amend
ment to the $2,369,000,000 rellef-de
flciency bill, a resolution giving Presi
dent Roosevelt conditional authority
to continue work of the Passama
quoddy tidal power project In Maine
and the canal.
Immediately, Senator Vandenberg,
Republican, of Michigan reached for
a stack of data he has been collecting
in an effort to convince the Senate
that further work on the two big
projects, which the administration
started with work relief allotments,
is unjustified.
Other Republicans planned to Join
in the attack, and served notice the
debate would be prolonged. Admin
istration men have been seeking to
put the big bill through as quickly as
possible, so Congress might adjourn
next week.
would rermu Allotments.
The Robinson amendment would
permit the President to allot more
money to the canal and power proj
ect if new boards of review approved.
The boards would be required to make
their reports by July 20.
After hearing Senator La Follette,
Progressive, of Wisconsin, defend the
Resettlement Administration, the
Senate, by a vote ol 38 to 28, decided
late yesterday to continue financial
backing of the big program to buy up
poor farm land and transfer agricul
tural families to better soil.
As the relief bill came to the Sen
ate from the House it provided that
$85,500,000 could be used for "rural
rehabilitation'’ and some other pur
poses. A Senate committee struck
out "rural rehabilitation, "but the
Senate vote yesterday restored the
words and thus permitted the funds
to go to Tugwell.
La Follette said much of the criti
cism leveled against Tugwell's agency
was unjustified. Declaring it may
prove "one of the most constructive
steps this Government has taken in
years,” he said the Nation must "turn
back the tide resulting from profligate
and wasteful use of the soil.”
Senator Glass, Democrat, of Vir
ginia fought for the committee view
point on the ground that Congress
already had appropriated $450,000,000
for soil conservation. Some others
supported him, but on the vote 30
Democrats, 5 Republicans and 2
Farmer-Laborites joined La Follette
to reject the committee amendment.
Earlier Senate Vote.
Earlier the Senate had voted to
give President Roosevelt sole control
of the $1,425,000,000 contained in the
bill for relief for next fiscal year
This action was taken after spirited
debate in which Senator Sterner, Re
publican, of Oregon, objected that the
President was being given a "blank
check." Senator Borah, Republican,
of Idaho, remarked that while it might
not be wise to accord the President
such power, the determination of proj
ects was an “administrative" oper
ation.
Chairman Glass of the Appropria
tions Committee said he was opposed
to the "lump sum appropriation.”
"I voted against it in committee,” he
said, “because I thought the people of
the United States should know how
this money Is to be spent, and I still
think so.”
This was his answer when asked If
he would follow his course of last year
when he presented his committee's
$4,880,000,000 bill and then voted
against it.
G. P. 0. OFFICIAL RETIRES,
ENDING 34 YEARS’ WORK
Herman B. Barnhart, Chief Copy
Editor, Served Under Seven
Public Printers.
Herman B. Barnhart, chief copy
editor of the Government Printing
Office, was retired today after 34 years
of service.
Appointed from Crawfordsville, Ind.,
in 1902, Mr. Crawford served under
seven puniic
printer*. Begin
ning as a com
positor, he was
appointed super
intendent of
printing in 1927,
serving until
1933.
As chairman of
the G. P. O. Style
Board he exerted
a marked influ
ence on the typ
ography of Gov- I
avnmsnt mihliPfl.
tions in the past „ _ _
,_H. B. Barnhart.
few years.
Mr. Barnhart, who Is 84, lives at
1415 Shepherd street. At his retire
ment he was presented with a travel
ing bag and several other gifts by his
associates in the printing office.
The National Scene
BY ALICE ROOSEVELT LONGWORTH
THE balanced budget plank in the Democratic platform, if any
one has the nerve to propose one, is going to look fairly sick.
Along comes Mr Morgenthau asking for another two
uiiiioxi mortgage on me iuiure, m acamon to
the hundreds of millions of current cash called
for by the tax bill. On the theory that "there's
gold in them thar hills” the administration evi
dently believes there is money to spare ‘‘in them
thar taxpayers.”
Mr. Roosevelt sees automobiles running, air
planes flying, relief checks fluttering to their
recipients, people generally going about their
usual avocations. He is apparently convinced
that everything is lovely, so he still talks in
financial hyperbole, and makes another peace
time record for the national debt.
<a m__ ika ama aaJ . kali klllU*. aallaf
AUe* L*B*w*na- . fund is now to be turned over to him, to be dis
bursed under his personal direction. That will keep the privy purse
well lined and should enable him to satisfy his Itch for spending
for at least a few mouths longer.
(Coprrisbt, 1M6J
V
Railroad Engineer on Last Run
W. W. Mooney, 70. engineer with the Pennsylvania Railroad for 48 years, retires today after a
run from Washington to New York in command of the Senator. For 10 years he piloted the Con
gressional Limited. He proudly boasts of not having had an accident during his entire service.
In the upper picture he is shown in his cab being congratulated by his helper. Lower: A close
up of Mooney._—Star Staff Photos.
SENATE APPROVES
Passes Commodity Ex
change Regulation Bill
by 60-16 Vote.
By the Associated Press.
After withdrawal of controversial
cotton amendments, the Senate to
day passed the House-approved com
modity exchange regulation bill.
The vote was 60 to 16.
Passed by the House last session, the
mrasure would extend and broaden
Federal regulatory powers over com
modity futures exchanges.
It would amend the grain futures
act of 1922 to add cotton, rice, mill
feeds, butter, eggs and Irish potatoes
j to the list of commodities in which
j futures trading is regulated by provi
sions of that measure.
Commodities included in the 1922
' law were com. wheat, rye. oats, barley,
flaxseed and grain sorghums.
Aims at Speculation.
Chief among the broader powers
given the Commodity Futures Com
mission in the new bill is one to fix
limits on futures trading in commodi
ties to prevent excessive speculation.
No limitations, however, could be
placed on •'bona fide" hedging, which
the bill defines as the sale of futures
when actual commodities have been
purchased or the sale of commodities
when futures have been purchased.
Trade practices such as "wash
sales.” "cross trades" and "accommo
dation trades" would be prohibited,
as would bucketing orders.
The measure also contains a gen
eral provision against cheating, mak
ing false reports or deceiving by any
means.
Commission Is Named.
Under provisions of the new bill the
] Agriculture Secretary, who, with the
I Commerce Secretary and Attorney
General, comprise the commission, may
deal with individual violators of fu
| tures trading regulations.
The power to deal with contract
markets still would be reserved to the
commission, but because of the num
ber of small violators the Agriculture
Secretary would be empowered to deal
with them.
One of the chief Senate amendments
which the House must consider was
the addition of potatoes to the list of
commodities affected.
Banks Are Suspicions.
MEXICO, D. F. </P).—Luis Cuellar
sat in jail today and pondered the
ways of banks. Yesterday he walked
into the Bank of Mexico and passed
over a check. The check was for
$270,000. It was made out to the
bearer. The name signed to it was
"Henry Ford.”
Employes, after grave pretense of
searching their books, informed Cuellar
that Henry Ford had no account there
—and called police.
Recesses Instead
Of Adjournment
June 6 Considered
Congress Hopeless of
Finishing Work Before
Party Conventions.
B; the Associated Press.
Hopes of adjourning Congress June
6 were virtually dead today. Most
leaders agreed there was so much
work left to be done on taxes that It
would be impossible to meet the ad
journment deadline set some ‘time ago.
Leaders were talking seriously of a
series of recesses during the period of
national conventions.
Speaker Byms, in stating at his
press conference that he did not see
how Congress could adjourn by June
6. estimated the Senate would be 10
days with the tax bill and added:
“Certainly the House will not accept
the revised tax legislation without
some study and consideration.”
The Speaker said no definite plans
had been made in regard to the party
conventions. The Republican con
vention opens in Cleveland June 9,
and the Democrats meet at Phila
delphia June 23.
"We may take a series of three-day
recesses,” Byms said, "although that
has not been definitely decided be
cause unanimous consent must be ob
tained for such action.”
In addition to the tax bill impasse,
the $2,369,000,000 relief-deficiency bill,
now being debated by the Senate, also
is threatened with some delay. Sena
tor Vandenberg of Michigan and other
Republicans planned to devote much
time to fighting a Democratic drive
for an amendment giving President
Roosevelt conditional authority to
continue work on the Passamaquoddy
tidal power project in Maine and the
Florida ship canal.__
t
Normandie’s
Record Broken
By Queen Mary
Travels 747 Miles in
Day, Passing Rival's
Figure of 744.
By the Associated Press.
ABOARD THE S S QUEEN MARY
EN ROUTE TO NEW YORK. May 29
—The Queen Mary broke the French
Normandie'* record for a full 25 hour
day run by traveling 747 miles up until
noon, ship's time, today.
(Since the Queen Mary is traveling
westward across the Atlantic, clocks
were set back one hour during the long ,
run, thereby making the day 25 hours
long.)
The Queen Mary's average speed
during the period up to noon was
29.76 knots. She is following B'
track, which is a route of approximate
ly 3,158 miles from Cherbourg to
Ambrose Light.
The Normandie's best day's run to
the west was 744 nautical miles.
The British contender continued her i
high speed, with some vibration evi
dent. and. while officials still dis
claimed at tills stage any purpose of
trying to break the record, it was
emphasized the ship was traveling at
a rate which placed her in a strategic
position to displace the Normandie.
U. S. TRADE LOANS
BEING CENTRALIZED
Export-Import Banks Consoli
dated Under Direction of
W. L. Pierson.
Sr i be Assoc, a tea Press.
All loans made in the expansion of {
American trade were being centralized ,
in one agency today under the direc- ‘
tion of Warren Lee Pierson, new
president of the Export-Import Bank.
The "first” and "second" Export-1
Import Banks have been consolidated
and the new bank has taken over assets
and functions of other Government j
agencies which have foreign loans of
more than 117,000,000.
The bank will assume the task of
refinancing some $27,000,000 in frozen
credits held by Americans in Brazil.
Other transactions taken over are:
The Reconstruction Finance Corp.’s
wheat and cotton loan to the Chi
nese government, most of which has
been paid off; the Grain Stabilization
Corp.’s "famine" loan to China; a loan
to the Cuban government to enable
the purchase of American silver, and
a number of smaller transactions to
permit sale of American machinery,
cotton and other products abroad.
IMPRESARIO DIES
8AN FRANCISCO, May 29
Wiiliam H. (Doc.) Leahy, 73, who
discovered Luisa Tetrazzini and start
ed her on the road to operatic fame
more than 30 years ago, died yester
day.
Leahy, a musical and theatrical
impresario, managed San Francisco’s
original and successive Tivoli Theaters.
Leahy found Tetrazzini with an ob
scure opera troupe In Mexico. She
made her first American appearance
at the Tivoli in 1909, creating a sen
sation.
BOY SHOT DEAD,
CULPEPER, Va., May 29 UP).—
Johnson Withers. 12-year-old Negro,
was accidentally killed yesterday by a
bullet from a .22-caliber rifle In the
hands of a Negro friend, Willy Bow
ler, 16
The boys were walking along a creek
bank with a third boy, John Fry, 15,
Negro, when the accident occurred.
Culpeper County authorities investi
gated.
Delegation Complains of
Resettlement Men Seen
Drunk.
By a Staff Correspondent ot The Star.
UPFER MARLBORO, Md, May
29.—Beer and resettlement workers do
not m.x, the Prince Georges County
Board of License Commissioners de
cided yesterday.
Following a lengthy hearing the
board declined to grant Mrs. Annie
W. Johnson a license to operate a
beer stand at Branchville which she
admitted was primarily intended to
serve the men who are building
Greenbeit.
The board aKp refused a license to
Connick Brady of Mitchellville and
issued warnings to Emil C. Stamm,
operator of the Maryland Club Gar
dens, and Harry Kans of Capitol
Heights, who were summoned to ap
pear because of complaints received
by the commissioners.
Worse Conditions Feared.
Licenses wrere granted to Thomas V.
Whalen of Brentwood, Margaret
Roney of Largo and Elijah A. Alden
of Maryland Park despite opposition
voiced at hearings. Eighteen others
were licensed without opposition.
In the Johnson case, William H.
Brooke, chairman of the board, said
the commissioners were satisfied the
proposed beer parlor was not needed
in the community. Being a World
War veteran. Brooke pointed out that
the Government kept alcoholic bever
ages away from cantonments during
the war.
Former County Commissioner Wil
liam A. Duvall headed a delegation
which claimed numerous Greenbeit
workers are seen intoxicated in the
community now. and predicted another
beer saloon would make conditions
worse.
Hostile local sentiment also caused
the board to reject Brady's application
for a beer license.
Stamm was summoned before the
board because Inspector Bernard
Sweeney reported a patron of the
Maryland Club Gardens threw a bottle
at his head.
Summoned After Conviction.
Kans was summoned as a result of
his conviction on charges of making
Sunday sales. Both were told that it
was the policy of the board merely to
issue warnings when initial complaints
are received, but to take more drastic
action if others followed.
John Luckett, also of Capitol Heights,
who was likewise convicted of Sunday
selling, will be given a hearing next
Thursday. Luckett’s hearing, sched
uled yesterday, was postponed because
of illness in his family.
John Romonano. Hyattsville dining
car operator, will be given a hearing
at the same time, according to James
S. Heal, clerk to the board. A citation
was issued for him on a citizen's com
plaint, Mr. Heal said.
IRISH SENATE KILLED
Dail Aireann Votes. 74 to 52, for
De Valera Motion.
DUBLIN, Irish Free State. May 29
OP).—Abolition of the Irish Free State
Senate was voted last night by the
Dali Elreann (House of Commons),
by 74 to 52.
A motion abolishing the Senate had
been introduced today by President
Eamon De Valera. It long has been
one of his prime projects, as he termed
the Senate as "a danger to the
country.”
Constitutional bars previously had
prevented him from achieving his
objective but government supporters
said they have been removed. A new
constitution probably will be drawn
up next year.
New Navy of Reich Parades;
Hitler to View Sham Battle
By the Associated Press.
KIEL, Germany, May 39—The new
Naat navy steamed through Kiel Bay
today in Germany's greatest naval
display since the World War. cele
brating the revival of the Reich fleet
Some 50 battleships, cruisers, de
stroyers, speedboats and submarines—
with Adolf Hitler himself aboard the
vestpocket battleship Deutschland—
faced an "enemy attack” from the
north on Kiel Harbor, off Germany’s
most Important naval base.
The fleet moved out early in the
morning and at T a.m. (1 pjn. E. 8. T.)
the new units of Der Feuhrer’s, grow
ing fleet engaged In a weighty sham
I
After this encounter, in which the
Germans were the foreordained win
ners, Hitler will review the fleet off
Laboe in a grand parade through Kiel
Bay and lead it bach to port.
New submarines and speedboats,
first units of the fleet being built
under the Anglo-German treaty which
wiped away the Versailles treaty limi
tations of the Reich navy to 100,000
tons, were shown publicly for the first
time.
In addition to its World War treaty
navy, Germany has constructed 19
submarines and a similar number of
speedboats in the last six months as
a nucleus for the proposed fleet to
reach 420,595 tons or 35 per cent of
tba British fleet, __
WELFARE AGENCY -
11INMMD
Montgomery Transfers 1
Work to State Agency
Next Sunday.
%
B.v a Staff Correspondent of The Star.
ROCKVILLE, Md., May 29.—Tha
fusion-controlled Board of Montgomery
County Commissioner* yesterday voted
out of existence its own creation, the
county Department of Public Welfare.
Activities of the abolished agency will
be transferred to the Public Welfare
Board set up by the Board of State *
Aid and Charities, effective Sunday.
The commissioners’ action settled an
issue in dispute for some time. Some
contended the functions of the agencies *
overlapped, causing much unnecessary
duplication and superfluous expense,
while others supported the Department
of Public Welfare’* existence on 4
grounds that the county government
should have independent jurisdiction
over its relief matters. The depart
ment administered only county funds,
while the board handled Federal and
State relief grants. _
ooudcr to B* Retained.
Ray P. Souder, head of the abolished
agency, will be retained, with the title
of supervisor of county aid, the com
missioners decided. They recommend
ed that Miss Alice Merrill, another
official of the expiring organization, be
given a position in the new set-up.
Financing matters taken up at the
board's meeting included authorization
for borrowing $250,000 and for refund
ing bonds maturing during the first
half of the next fiscal year.
Banks in which the county govern
ment has deposits, including 2 in
Washington, 1 in Baltimore and 12 in
Montgomery County, will be offered
$250,000 worth of tax anticipation „
certificates, the issue to go to which
ever demands the least interest. The
money will be to finance administra
j tive expenses until October 1. It will
| be paid back to the creditor, plus in
terest, when taxes have been collected.
Site to Be Rezoned.
Ira C. Whitacre, board secretary,
and Albert M. Bouic, newly appointed
I counsel to the board, were authorized
to arrange the sale of bonds to refund
securities maturing between July 1 and
October 1. The refunding operation
involves *194.000.
An application was approved for re
zoning a site known as the Dillon prop
erty, at Lincoln avenue, Kensington,
near the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
tracks, changing it from residential to ~
i commercial classification.
| _ _
BLUE RIDGERS ASK
HELP FROM ARMY
Navy Also Urged to Co-operate .
in Staging 80th Division
Reunion.
Py the Associated Press.
RICHMOND. Va.. May 29—Mem
bers of the 80th Division Veterans'
Association have asked the Army and
Navy to co-operate in the staging of
the division’s seventeenth annual re
union here August 6-9.
Julian Todd, chairman, has asked
Navy officials to send a destroyer here
for inspection by visitors, many of *
whom will come from inland points
in Virginia. West Virginia and West
ern Pennsylvania.
The Army has been requested to
stage an anti-aircraft demonstration
at night, using searchlights and tracer
bullets.
The reunion, for which the Virginia
General Assembly set aside $2,500
and the Richmond City Council a like
amount, is expected to attract 5,000
veterans. The honor guest will be
Maj. Gen. Adelbert Cronkhite, who
commanded the division In the Meuse
Argonne.
Henry- E. Neuman of Wheeling. «
W. Va.. is the present commander of
* the 80th Division Veterans, and will
preside over the meetings. Gov.
George C. Peery will be among the
speakers on the program, which is now
being shaped up for the four-day
meeting.
A tour will be made to historic Wil
liamsburg and the Richmond battle
fields of the war between the States.
The "Blue Ridgers," as they are nick- ,
named, will stage two parades, one a
i torchlight march at night,
_
SLAYER OF HUSBAND
FREED IN CHICAGO
Jury Finds Her “Emotionally In
sane" at Time of Killing,
but Sane Now.
fly the Associated Press.
! CHICAGO. May 29—A Criminal
! Court jury today acquited Mrs. Betty
Martin, 32-year-old blond, of a charge
of murder In connection with the
slaying of her fourth husband, An
drew.
The jury found the defendant in
nocent because of “emotional in
sanity," at the time of the slaying,
but sane now. The verdict was re
turned before Judge Cornelius J. Har
rington after eight hours of delibera
tion.
Because of this verdict, Mrs. Mar
tin will not be committed to an In
stitution.
Mrs. Martin testified her husband
spent her savings cm a trip and then
tried to persuade her to lead an im
moral Ufe In the Philippines. She
said she took a pistol to a tavern
on April 9 intending to kill herself.
The State charged that when her
husband entered with another woman,
the defendant fired five bullets Into
his body and that her action was one
of "a woman scorned who deliberately
planned her husband's death."
French Work Program.
France's public works program to
relieve unemployment and stimulate
domestic Industry calls for an expen
diture of *667,000,000.
Congress in Brief
TODAY.
Senate:
Debates relief-deficiency bill.
Finance Committee continues work
on new tax measure.
House:
To act on appropriations reports.
TOMORROW.
Senate:
All Indications are it will be in ses
sion.
House: * J
Will not be In —stun, i • -

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