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<TJ. 8 Weather Bureau Forecast.! The (Hlty evening Paper Pair and slightly warmer tonight and • .a.if;--* tomorrow; gentle to moderate winds. m W dS tlingtOn With the mostly northwest. Temperatures—High- • Associated PreSS News est, 69, at 5:45 p.m. yesterday. Lowest, __j rrr-_i . 0 _ • si. at 5:30 am. today. &hd Wirephoto Services. Pull report on page A-3. » New York Market. Cloted Today ■*■■■■■ ' ... i . ■ . ' " " " 111 No. 33,632. ^Tofflce! wa05hdinCKt*o“.mD.t(cr WASHINGTON, D. C., SATUBDAY, MAY 30, 1936. —THIBTY-FOUR PAGES. *** opj Moan. A..oci,t.d Pr..., #TWO CENTS. ZIONCHECK EVICTS MRS. YOUNG. WHO GOES TO HOSPITAL Authoress Under Treatment at Emergency After Second Ejection. WRITER ASKS WARRANT ON CHARGE OF ASSAULT Claims She Was Struck by Rep resentative in Battle to Pos sess Apartment. Mrs. Benjamin Scott (Pamela Schuy ler) Young was under treatment at Emergency Hospital today after she had been forcibly ejected twice in her battle to oust Representative and Mrs. Zioncheck from the Harvard Hall apartment she sublet to Zioncheck last December. The magazine writer was carried from the "battle-ground" on a stretcher after receiving first aid in the corridor outside Zioncheck's door. Police had called for an ambulance from Emergency Hospital. Splints were placed on Mrs. Young's leg by Dr. George Lemeshewsky, who responded with the ambulance. The semi-hysterical woman then was removed to the hospital where she was treated for nervous shock while aw'aiting her private physician, Dr. Curtis Lee Hall. Dr. Lemeshewsky said Mrs. Young displayed symptoms of having a fractured hip. She w'as to undergo an X-ray examination later today. Mrs. Young’s right arm was bruised and swollen. Declares Zioncheck Struck Her. The author declared Zioncheck had struck her. She had an attendant telephone for Attorney Samuel Her rick, who left for the hospital. Mrs. Young said she would ask Herrick to obtain a warrant for Zioncheck on a charge of assault. Mrs. Young was bodily thrown out of the Zionchecks’ apartment for the second time about 9 a.m. today. She lay in the corridor while Mrs. Zion check telephoned police. For the police, it was just another run to Harvard Hall. They had been going there all last night as opponents warred for possession. It was a fairly sanguinary night punctuated by blows, groans, shrieks, the breaking of glass and the first eviction of Mrs. Young at midnight. Pnlira rpcnnn Hincr tn Mrs 7.inn check's call this morning passed Mrs. Young lying in the corridor as they entered Zioncheck's apartment. The officers issued from the suite a moment later. Calls for a Doctor. "What do you mean by passing me tip?” the outraged author demanded. *1 want a doctor?” The policemen explained the call had come from the Representative’s apartment. They called an ambu lance from Emergency Hospital, how ever. When the ambulance doctor arrived Mrs. Young at first refused to let him treat her. "I don't want to discourage young doctors.” she said, "but I want Dr. Hall!” Mrs. Young announced she was go ing to Police Court for a warrant and asked for a drink of water. An anxious policeman started to enter the Zioncheck apartment to ob tain the drink. "No no,” cried Mrs. Young, "you can't get a drink of water in there— those people don't know what it is!” Consents to Go to Hospital. Shortly later the author consented to go to the hospital. The ambulance physician placed splints on her in jured leg and she was carried out on a stretcher. Mrs. Young still protested that while Zioncheck had paid his rent through July 15, the advance sum v/m not enough to cover the furniture he had wrecked. Zioncheck and his at torney say the rent is paid up to October 1. This morning when Zioncheck pro pelled Mrs. Young into the corridor he threw her fur and pocketbook after her. Last night the Zionchecks threw Mrs. Young’s shoes after her. Mrs. Young said this morning that as she tried to sleep on her divan in the Zioncheck s apartment the Repre sentative picked up one end of the divan and let it drop to the floor with great force. She said Zioncheck •wore and hit her with a broom. Mrs. Young explained she refused to leave the apartment until she had aeen her doctor as her leg had been Injured. Occupied Quarters Thursday. Mrs. Young had been occupying the Zionchecks’ apartment more or less peacefully since Thursday night, when the Representative left for Pittsburgh to make a speech and the rounds of the night spots with a Turkish wres tler and a troup of reporters. Zioncheck s bride countenanced the presence of her landlady, although relations were strained yesterday when Mrs. Young tried to pry the pins from the front door hinges with • butcher knife and a chair rung. The author then took another tack In her grim determination to save her "antiques” from what she de scribes as Zloncheck's “wanton de structiveness." Her determination was strengthened by the sight of half a dozen cases of rum deposited here and there. She sought aid of the (See ZIONCHECK, Page A-2.) TAXICABS TIED UP 600 Drivers in Dallas, Tex.. Re ject Operators’'Plan. DALLAS, Tex., May 30 <£>).—Calls for taxicabs went unheeded here to day as 600 drivers stood firm in their iemands for a third, instead of a Darter, of the gross receipts. 4 Every taxicab in the city was out of service. New Record Forecast as 105 Face Mark in Marathon Crack American Athletes Will Compete Today for National Title in Race Sponsored by The Star. Buoyed by clear and cool weather, 105 crack athletes stand ready to toe the mark in the fifth annual renewal of The Evening Star race for the Na tional A. A. U. championship when it starts at 2 p.m. today near the portals of historic Mount Vernon. The contest offers the most colorful sports struggle in local history and a Memorial day gallery of more than 100,000 persons, released from routines by virtue of the holiday, was expected to view the battle to be waged over the streets of Washington for a greater part of the 26-mile-385-yard route. Stretched ahead of the contestants is one of the stifTest courses in the country, but at the end of the trail lying between the mansion where Washington made his home and the White House will be rewards of a richness with few equals in the annals of marathon racing in this country. Not only is the national crown at stake, but two places on the team being chosen to represent the United States in the Olympic marathon at Berlin and a veritable treasure chest lined with handsome trophies and medals at the finish line set up at the Zero Milestone. Expert observers of the pastime de clared this morning that with Ideal __ M weather conditions prevailing a new course record, perhaps a new na tional mark, may be established be cause the field gathered for the race includes many of the country's fore most stars. Among the starters will be Pat Dengis, defending champion; Johnny Kelley and Leslie Pawson, former winners of the Boston marathon; Mel Porter, one of the moat consistent harriers in the United States, and Bill McMahon, runner-up In the Boston contest this year. The entry list was Increased to 105 late yesterday with the receipt of the entries of Clarence Parsons, who is to run in the colors of the North Medford Young Men's Association of Boston, and Bill Lannigan of Duxbury, Mass., who will race unattached. It was announced also that John J. Hayes of New York, one of the two American runners who have scored victories In Olympic marathons, will start the race. Hayes won at London in 1908, four years after T. J. Hicks scored America’s first Olympic mara thon triumph in the 1904 games at St. Louis. A minor, eleventh-hour change was — i See MARATHON, Page A-3.) HVE ARE KILLED mm Matoaca Boy and Four Women Die in Crash on Highway. RICHMOND. Va.. May 30—An early Memorial day automobile-truck crash near here took the lives of five young Virginians and injured three others, two so seriously that they also may die. The dead, identified after daybreak by relatives and State Trooper Sam Redding, were: Ruby Patton. 14, of Hopewell, Va. Ruby Lane. 17, of Hopewell. Cornelia Lewis, 17, of Hopewell. Joseph C. Barron, about 18. of Matoaca, Va. Opal Harroll. about 17. Hopewell. List of Injured. The injured were: Melville Partin, 20. of Matoaca, head injuries, not expected by John ston-Willis Hospital authorities to live. Robert Barron of Matoaca. Va., head injuries, in critical condition at Memorial Hospital. David E. Skinner, about 19. Matoaca, seriously injured, at Memorial Hos pital. The eight had been to a dance in Richmond and were driving home ward at 1:15 a.m.. over the Petersburg Turnpike, when the car plunged into the rear of lumber truck driven by C. H. Dubose. 18. of Roseboro, N. C. Dubose had slowed up to turn into : a filling station 10 miles south of I Richmond. The automobile plowed into the lumber projecting from the trailer. The timber sheared away the top of the sedan and struck the eight occupants, almost decapitating sev eral. Four ambulances brought the dead and injured to Richmond hospitals. Joseph Barron and the Misses Lane and Patton were dead upon arrival at Johnston-Willis Hospital, attaches there said. Partin’s head was crushed and he was “not expected to live,” the hospital reported. Redding and his companion officer, O. M. Lohr. held Dubose on technical charges and placed him in the Ches terfield Jail pending an investigation. His helper. R. H. Lewis, Salemburg. N. C.. was released. Neither was hurt end the truck was not damaged. TEXAN ADMITS KILLING, BUT POLICE PROBE TALE Eccentric Tells Sheriff He Mur dered Man With Whom He Lived, tj ihe Associated Press. WELLINGTON. Tex., May 30 — Marcus L. Mooney, elderly eccentric known to his neighbor as “Prog Eye," was held in Jail today while officers investigated his story of slaying a tenant farmer, Prince Hawkins, 56. with whom he “batched." Mooney walked into Lutie, a vil lage near here late yesterday, carry ing a rifle. “Let me alone and call Claude,” he said, waving a small crowd away with his gun. He referred to Sheriff Claude McKinney. McKinney said Mooney accused Hawkins of stealing eggs and told of shooting him at close range, then clubbing him with a gun. CHINESE DYNAMITE BRIDGE AND TRAIN Incidents Resulting From Japanese Troop Move Tinhton Toncinn I By the Associated Press TIENTSIN. May 30—Two acts of violence further embittered Sino-Japa-; nese relations today. The first was the destruction of a bridge at Chuan liangchen. between Tangku and Tient- i sin. and the second was an alleged ! attempt to wreck a Japanese troop train Chinese authorities said they feared the Japanese might construe the sab otage as an answer to Japan's action in sending more troops to North China garrisons. The incidents occurred without cas ualties. but Japanese military authori ties took a grave view of the situation. Intelligent Chinese sources deplored j the episodes, declaring Japan might I welcome such occurrences as a pretext I for armed intervention In North China. Extreme nervousness prevailed in Tientsin, where there is a considerable American colony and where 800 Amer ican soldiers are quartered. The two incidents arose last night Just after Japan, overriding Chinese protests, landed 3,000 fresh troops for its North China garrisons, bringing its military strength here to nearly 10,000 1 mpn Bridge Is Dynamited. Apparently seeking to block trains bearing the newly arrived Japanese re inforcements into the interior, un known persons blew up the Chuan liangchen Bridge on the Peiping Liaonlng Railroad between Tientsin and Tangku, eastern port, where the troops were landed. Train service between Tientsin and Shanhalkwan, at the eastern end of China’s great wall, was suspended, and one train, loaded with Japanese troops, failed to arrive here from Tangku. Complicating the already serious situation, another Japanese military train bringing infantry reinforcements to Tientsin narrowly escaped destruc tion when a charge of explosives was set off under the rails over which the cars were running Only a number of Japanese Army horses were injured. The train moved on under its own steam to the Tientsin Railway station, where Japanese military authorities Instituted an investigation imme diately. They said the explosives were wired elaborately to be set off auto matically as the train passed over them. f Both incidents occurred in the path of the troops moving into Tientsin, destination of the majority of the fresh forces. Informed sources as sumed the explosions were intended as an attempt to frustrate Japan’s military plans in North China. Tension Is Tightened. The two new North China ex plosions contributed to a growing array of Incidents, charges and counter-charges tightening Slno Japanese tension. The Chinese have protested against Japan’s reinforcement of its northern garrisons as unwarranted, have charged Toklo with supporting North China smuggling and have accused the Japanese military of encroaching on North China provinces. The Japanese have replied that increased military power was neces sary to protect their interests in North China. G. A. R. Commander Protests “Despoiling” of Memorial Day Bv the Associatea Preu. i « . a a. .aa a A DES MOINES, Iowa, May 30.—Cley Nelson, 92-year-old national com mander of the Grand Army of the Re public, today protested "despoiling Memorial day with exhibitions and contests of sport.” Seated at his desk in national O. A. R. headquarters here, Nelson fingered a brass button of his blue uniform and explained that “Memorial day is a con secrated day” for the 4,500 remaining G. A. R. members. “It is a day to honor those sacred men who died to keep our country from disruption in the War of the Re bellion,” he said. “It should not be a day of contests and festivities. I hope the American 'Legion, in years to come, will prevent i corruption .of the spirit of Memorial I day.” Iowa, ceremonies later, asserted: “Young man, you should read Gen. Logan's order.” An official command df Gen. John A. Logan, 0. A. R. commander, in 1868 ordered the first observance of Me morial day. Nelson pointed to the first paragraph of Logan’s order, which read: . “The 30th day of May, 1863, la desig nated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late re bellion • • •” Nelson laid aside his reading glass. “American Legion member should read it and follow It," he uQ "I’m afraid some of them don’t understand what Mtmorltl dag is." HOT RELIEF FIGHT RAGES IN SENATE; HOUDAY FOREGONE Robinson and vandenberg on Opposing Sides in Torrid Debate. ’QUODDY AND CANAL FOCAL POINTS OF TEST Arkansan Determined to Put Through Amendment to Spend More Money on Projects. BACKGROUND— The wrangle over how to spend Federal money hat been almost as bitter in Congress as the wrangle over how to raise Federal money. The chief question in the row about relief funds has been the question of who would be spender-in-chief —Harry Hopkins of W. P. A. or Harold Ickes of P. W. A. The President had himself designated banker, but the supporters of Ickes and the theory of spending for large and permanent public works have not ceased their arguments. By the Associated Frees. A torrid fight centering around the $2,370,000,000 relief-deficiency bill spoiled the Senate's holiday today. Unable to reach a vote last night on the big measure carrying funds for next year's jobs program, the chamber was forced into one of its rare Saturday sessions. Senator Robinson of Arkansas, majority leader, and Senator Vanden berg. Republican, of Michigan, led two bitterly opposed factions into battle for a test on the Passamaquoddy tidal power project and the Florida ship canal. Heated Debate Forecast. Robinson was determined to put through his amendment, giving Presi dent Roosevelt power to revive the giant projects and allot more monev to them provided boards of engineers to be named by the Chief Executive approved such aition Vandenberg was just as set on bloc ic ing the amendment. So hot was the controversy that many believed the j debate might not be concluded today, which would be a new blow to leaders' tentative plans to adjourn Congress by next Saturday. Some leaders said to- j day these plans would have to be abandoned, others still insisted the adjournment deadline would be met. Alter much parliamentary maneu vering. Roosevelt forces won a skirmish yesterday when the 8enate voted down. 53 to 21. a point of order against the Robinson amendment. The point had been raised by Senator Adams, Demo crat, of Colorado. Hale Seeks Division. While Vandenberg bitterly opposed both Quoddy" and the canal. Senator Hale. Republican, of Maine sought to have the amendment divided, saying he favored the former but not the latter. Much of yesterday's debate was given over to Republican denunciation of the W. P. A. handling of relief and de mands that relief administration be turned over to the States. Senator Barbour. Republican, of New Jersey contended the Government was “practically coercing" communities into doing things they believed un merited. He cited Government grants to the School Board at Summit, N. J., for construction. The United States Conference of Mayors issued a statement protesting a plan to limit Federal P. W. A. grants to 30 per cent on projects costing more than S100.000. This, it said, would mean that many cities which have already obtained approval of projects would be unable to go through with them. -• ROOSEVELT PLANS WEEK END CRUISE Will Board Yacht at Annapolis Today—To Review Water Pageant. President Roosevelt will spend the week end on a cruise aboard the presidential yacht Potomac from An napolis, Md., to the Navy Yard in Washington. The President will board the yacht at the Naval Academy dock late today, but before starting for Chesapeake Bay will review a water pageant on the Severn River. The President plans to be back at the White House tomorrow night about dark. In the President’s party will be Judge Samuel Roqeman. Justice of the Supreme Court of N*w York, who was Mr. Roosevelt's counsel when he was Governor of that State, and Mrs. Rosenman, who have been house guests at the White House since yes terday; Dr. Stanley High of the Good Neighbor League, and Mrs. High; Capt. Paul Bastedo, the new White House naval aide, and Miss Marguerite Lehand, the president's personal secretary. FEVER DEVICE INVENTOR HELD ON $2,500 BOND Manslaughter. Still Charged In Chevy Chaae Woman's Death Despite Negligence Finding. By the Associated Press. PORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.. May SO. —The operator of a fever-producing device still faced manslaughter charges today although a coroner’s Jury found him guilty only of “simple negligence” in the death here last Sunday of Mrs. William J. O’Leary, 43, of Chevy Chase, Md. Prosecuting Attorney W. O. Miller of Broward County said the 42-year old ‘inventor, listed as P..J. Dettra, would be held for grand J^yy action on the original arrest warrant charg ing manslaughter despite the finding at the coroner's Jury. MEMORIAL DAY, 1936. maianapoiis Kacer seizes Lead in Speed Classic. Four Forced Out. By the Associated Press. INDIANAPOLIS, May 30—Breaking all track records for the distance Wilbur Shaw. Indianapolis, was lead ing the 500-mile automobile race todav at the end of the first 100 miles, with Edgbert ••Babe" Stapp of Los Angeles , only 8 seconds behind him. Shaw covered the first 100 miles in 51:49.95 for an average of 115.757 miles an hour, smashing the previous record of 112.248 miles an hour hung up by Freddie Frame, Los Angeles, in 1933. As the race started, with crowds still streaming through the gates, the attendance was announced as 166.000 breaking all records for America's speed classic. Mays Leads at First. Rex Mays. 23-year-old Las Angeles youth, reeled off the first 25 miles in 12:44.15, a speed of 117.726 miles an hour, a new track record for the dis tance. He was favorite with the huge crowd. At 50 miles Stapp had snatched the lead, with Shaw second and Chet Gardner, Long Beach. Calif., third. Stapp knocked off the distance in 25:50.05, for an average of 116.125 miles an hour, breaking the record for the distance. The terrific pace cost Mays, how ever. for he had to pull into the pits at the end of 32 miles because of clutch trouble. At the end of 25 miles trailing Mays and Shaw were Chet Miller of Detroit, Gardner. George Connor of Los Angeles, Floyd Roberts of Van Nuys, Calif.: Cliff Bergere of Los An geles. Louis Tomei of Los Angeles and Doc Mackenzie of Eddington, Pa. Frame Forced Out. Frame, veteran Los Angeles driver and winner here in 1932. was the first driver forced out of the race because of mechanical trouble. He wrent out with a broken spring after driving 7 Vi miles. Wild Bill Cummings, forced into the pits as his car refused to start, continued to work on his car in the hope of getting into the race. He gave up a short time later, how ever. and pulled into his garage. When Mays made a stop of a little more than a minute to adjust his clutch, Stapp roared into the lead and continued to hold it at the end of 50 miles at a record-breaking speed of 116.125 miles per hour. The old (See INDIANAPOLIS, Page A-2.) “CHUBBY” CHANEY DIES Fat Boy of “Our Gang” Expires After Operation. BALTIMORE, May 30 (jP).—Norman “Chubby" Chaney, the fat boy of "Our Gang” comedies, is dead. The boy returned here in 1932 after two years in Hollywood. He became ill last year and went to the Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment for a glandular ailsnent. He failed to rally after an operation and died yesterday at the home of his parents. Chaney was 17. Funeral services will be held Monday. Readers’ Guide Page. Amusements .. C-14 Answers to Questions_A-6 Art__ B-3 Books _B-2 Comics .,_C-9 Churches.B-5-6-7 Death Notices-.A-8 Editorial _A-6 Finance _A-11 Lost and Found.A-3 Music _B-4 News Comment Features A-11 Radio -A-ll Real Estate.-.C-l-8 Serial Story.___B-7 Short Story.._.C-8 Society .. A-8 Sports.-A-9-10 Washington Wayside_A-2 BULLETIN MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 3* (>P).— Three North Main street buildings collapsed shortly before noon (Cen tral standard time) today, burying a number of people beneath bricks and timber. Every available ambulance went to the scene. Engineers, firemen, policemen and volunteers helped lift bricks and splintered lumber t« dig out the victims. One of the first to be taken out was a Negro, buried beneath four feet of bricks, but still alive. Li ten sts Are Eaten And Found Tasty \ By M. V. Students Taste “Somethin# Like Soft Shell Crabs” They Claim. B> a Staff Correspondent of The Star COLLEGE PARK. Md.. May 30.— Ever inquisitive University of Mary land students are experimenting with the 17-vetfr locusts these days. They claim to have discovered: 1. That locusts are good to eat. 2. That locusts apparently have more intelligence than other “bugs.” ! Entomology students < who refer to the locusts as cicadas i. dined on them at the estate of J. A. Hyslop Depart ment of Agriculture specialist, at Avenel, Md.. and said they tasted “something like soft shell crabs.” They termed the dish “Locusts Saute” and said it consisted of young locusts fried with butter. locusts were eaten in Biblical times, the stu dents claim. By way of testing the intelligence of the locusts the students have placed a light above a basket on the campus at night. All sorts of bugs have been caught in the basket—all, that is, except locusts, which appar ently have enough intelligence to keep away. -•—-—■ — Order’s Recruiting Officer Sought on Charge He Sold Weapon. BACKGROUND— The murder of a W. P. A. worker in Detroit May 13 led to an tn vestigation resulting in public knowledge of the asserted aims of the secret, black-robed, hooded “Black Legion.” With floggings and other slay ings laid to the group, probes im mediately started at various points in Michigan and other States. Appeals have been made for a congressional inquiry and action by Federal officers. By the Associated Press. DETROIT. May 30.—Arthur F. Lupps. sr., Michigan recruiting officer for the Black Legion, was sought to day foi* questioning on the assertion of Dayton Dean, confessed "trigger man” of the terrorist organization, that he purchased from Lupp the revolver allegedly used In the ‘ritual execution” of Charles A. Poole. Lupp and his wife, Grace, who has admitted she was a "colonel” in the women’s auxiliary of the Black Legion, left their Summer cottage near Algonac yesterday, investigators said, and have not appeared at their home here. "They didn’t say where they were going,” Mrs. Lupp's father. Fred Reeves, told detectives at Algonac. "I don’t think they were going to Detroit, though.” Dean's statement regarding the gun was made to John A. Ricca, assistant Wayne County prosecutor, who said Lupp would be liable to a Jail term and a fine if it were shown the trans action was not reported. Also sought for questioning was (See BLACK IXQION, Page A-2.) Canon of Westminster Dies. LONDON, May 30 W).—Rev. Percy Dearmer, 69, canon of Westminster since 1931 and piftessor of ecclesias tical art at Kin#! College. London, died suddenly last night in West minster.__ TAX FIGHT MEANS EXTENDED SESSION Clashes .on Bill Reported to Senate Hint Long Floor Debate. BACKGROUND— Ten days before the opening of the Republican convention and the firing of the gun for the Hart of the J 936 presidential campaign. Congress, anxious to adjourn and join the fun, is up to its neck in taxes. Since the end of February it has been struggling with the revenue bill, and now the Senate Finance Committee has done a complete job of face-lifting on the measure approved by the House. The bill the House built met the wishes of President Roosevelt. The bill the Senate rebuilt meets some of the criticisms of business men. E y the Associated Press. Clashing reactions to the tax bill approved by the Senate Finance Com mittee today raised prospects of a vehement floor struggle which might prolong the congressional session in definitely Administration men hinted substi tutes would be offered, indicating they contemplated opening on the floor the whole tangled topic of steep, graduated taxes on undivided profits of corporations. Turning down administration sug gestions for such taxes, the commit tee produced a bill which represents a drastic rewriting of the Roosevelt program and the measure which passed the House weeks ago. Income Surtax Boosted. High spots of the Senate Committee bill were: A 15*^ to 18 per cent tax on total corporation net income, a flat 7 per cent levy on corporation earn ings which are not distributed to stockholders, repeal of the present exemption of dividends from the 4 per cent normal income tax, an in crease of 1 per cent in the individual income surtaxes on all surtax brackets between $6,000 and $50,000 and a $440 boost in the surtax on all surtax in come beyond $50,000 Treasury estimates indicated the permanent revenue yield would be ap proximately the $620,000,000 requested by President Roosevelt. Senator King, Democrat, of Utah, acting chairman of the Finance Com mittee. said he might report the bill formally to the Senate before tonight and let it come up for debate Monday if possible. There was much uncer tainty as to how long the debate would Minority Report Ready. Senator Black. Democrat, of Ala bama, who had fought unsuccessful^ to swing the committee to high taxes on undistributed profits, prepared tc flie a minority report. Senator Gerry Democrat, of Rhode Island said, or the other hand, that while objections "undoubtedly can be raised to the measure as reported, it was the best that could be obtained." Senator Metcalf, Republican, ol Rhode Island took the Senate floor tc denounce the bill as one “which is much more in keeping with com munism than with the individualistic beliefs of the American people." In a radio address. Representative Jenkins. Republican, of Ohio said it was unwise to levy new taxes “until the administration has shown a de termination to curb the wasteful extravagance it is now pursuing." In a formal statement. Senator Byrd. Democrat, of Virginia, said: “The committee bill is infinitely less harmful than the House bill or other substitutes offered. "That is the best that can be said about it. “If we continue to speed huge sums in excess of current revenue we must continue to increase taxes. What we should do is reduce expenditures and avoid the necessity or new tax bur dens, but any tax legislation adopted should be maturely and carefully considered.” No 5:30 Edition Because of the holiday. The Star will not issue its 5:30 and Night Final editions today. Subscribers to these editions will reeelva£ttie regular city edition. I President and General Lead Nation in Memorial Day Observance. • PARADE HERE PRECEDES ARLINGTON CEREMONIES Armed Strength of Country Is Displayed as Flags Flutter Over Buried Heroes. President Roosevelt and Gen. John J. Pershing led Washington and the Nation today in observance of Memo rial day. While parading columns of the mili tary displayed the Nation's armed strength and flags fluttered in tribute over the graves of 44,000 soldiers in Arlington National Cemetery, Gen. Pershing and other notables joined in homage, but expressed the hope pres ent and future generations would be spared from conflict. Memories of the World War stood out vividly because of the presence here of Gen. Pershing, commander in chief of the A. E. F., and President Roosevelt, who was Assistant Secre tary of the Navy during the World War. American soldiers buried in France were memorialized in services at Meuse-Argonne Cemetery, led by Maj . Clifford Church, former Wash ington lawyer. Gen. Pershing was scheduled to speak shortly after 1 p.m. in the Arlington amphitheater before thou sands assembled there for the annual services. Mr. Roosevelt, who was to partici pate in the afternoon exercises as honor guest, was to place a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at 11:45 a m. The President is to attend exercises ai mu., idlel 111 U1C U»y. Secretary of Commerce Roper also was to speak on the afternoon pro gram at Arlington. Both major broadcasting companies have donated their facilities for the occasion. Preceding the rites at Arlington and other cemeteries and historical spots was a mammoth display of the Regular Army. Navy and Marine Forces and a host of patriotic, vete rans, religious and civic organizations and auxiliaries as they moved down Pennsylvania avenue behind the United i States Army Band at 10 a.m. and past a reviewing stapd on Constitution avenue between Sixteenth and Seven ! teenth streets. Leading the parade was Col. John j W. Oehmann. commander of the Dis* trict National Guard, who acted as grand marshal; Ray L. Zwinglas of the American Legion, as marshal, and Maj. John Nash, marshal of the First Division. The Navy and Marine Bands followed closely behind the Army | musicians. The parade and Arlington exercises were sponsored by the G. A. R. Memorial Day Corp.. composed of the main veteran organizations, with James G. Yaden as president and Harlan G. Wood, vice president, in charge of arrangements. More than 300 Boy Scouts decorated with flowers and flags the graves in Arlington. In Belgium, among other nations . where United States soldiers are J buried, the day was observed after the American traditions. A message j to the President today from Leopold, King of the Belgians, said; "Faithful to a tradition which is j dear to it. Belgium decorates today the graves of the American soldiers | who fell on her soil during the Great War. i associate mysen witn an my heart in this sacred duty. I renew I on this occasion to the American Na j tion the attestation of the profound gratitude and friendship of the Bel | gian people.” • President Roosevelt replied: “I thank your majesty for your Decoration day message and the friendly sentiments you thereby con vey, which I cordially reciprocate. | The heartfelt thoughtfulness with which your majesty and the Belgian people continue to keep in remem brance the American dead interred on Belgian soil touches the hearts of the American people and is gratefully appreciated by me.” Observance of Memorial day, which started last night, will continue throughout today and tonight in the National Capital area. Services were held last night by George E. Killeen Post, No. 25, American Legion, at Grace Episcopal ; Church: at the Titanic Monument in Potomac Park and by Jewish War Veterans, Washington Post, No. 58. at (See MEMORIAL, Page'll.) FRENCH STRIKERS HOLD | POSTS, BUT EXPECT END — Settlement Before Nightfall May Let 80,000 Workers Off to Enjoy Holidays. Bv Ihf Associated Press. PARIS, May 30.—Striking French metal workers, encamped in half a dozen factories in the Paris region. : mapped plans today for dropping their occupation and enjoying the week-end Whitsuntide holidays. Their leaders predicted a settlement before nightfall of the “folded arms" strikes, estimated to have Involved 80,000 men In automobile, airplane and munitions factories. After employers expressed willing* ness to enter into collective bargain ing, provided the strikers returned tc work or ended their factory occupa tions. strike leaders announced th< workers were ready to return to thelt posts in establishments agreeing tc sign collective bargaining contracts. About 34,000 automobile workers in the Renault plant agreed to return tc work Tuesday after an Independent agreement granting some higher wagei and improving working conditions Several smiflr factories of the 14 originally involved also settled theb disputes.