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Authoress Under Treatment
at Emergency After
Second Ejection.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.)
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.)
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
Robert Barron of Matoaca. Va.,
head injuries, in critical condition at
Memorial Hospital.
David E. Skinner, about 19. Matoaca,
seriously injured, at Memorial Hos
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
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.
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.
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
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."
Robinson and vandenberg
on Opposing Sides in
Torrid Debate.
Arkansan Determined to Put
Through Amendment to Spend
More Money on Projects.
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
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
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
Will Board Yacht at Annapolis
Today—To Review Water
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
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
Manslaughter. Still Charged In
Chevy Chaae Woman's Death
Despite Negligence Finding.
By the Associated Press.
—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.
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
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
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
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
Amusements .. C-14
Answers to Questions_A-6
Art__ B-3
Books _B-2
Comics .,_C-9
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
Washington Wayside_A-2
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
-•—-—■ —
Order’s Recruiting Officer
Sought on Charge He
Sold Weapon.
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
Clashes .on Bill Reported
to Senate Hint Long
Floor Debate.
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
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
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
President and General Lead
Nation in Memorial Day

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
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
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.)

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

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