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(O. S Weather Bureau Forecast.) ^ The Only evening paper Fair and warmer tonight; tomorrow ^ a. . ^ • ,,, V". , £ JV mostly cloudy followed by showers and Washington With the colder at night. Temperatures—Highest, ■ ■ ■ Associated PreSS NeWS today. , ■ ■ ■ and Wirephoto Services. Full report on page A-7. A ^ A « ■ N viMlaD ic MORNING Yesterday’s Circulation, 138,942 Closing New York Markets, Page 16 _ (Some returns not »et receWed I 84th YEAR. No. 33,773. w.0S?m&" "a& WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1936—THIRTY-EIGHT PAGES. *** <*> Mean. A..0ciat«d pr,... TWO CENTS. PARKER AND SON New Jersey Investigators to Face Federal Judge in Trenton October 27. BAIL TOTAL OF $35,000 SUPPLIED BY FRIENDS Action Comes 24 Hours After U. S. Grand Jury Hands Up Indictments. By the Associated Press. MOUNT HOLLY. N. J., October 20.—Ellis Parker, renowned chief of Burlington County detectives, and his son. Ellis, jr., indicted by a Federal grand jury in connection w'ith the Paul H. Wendel kidnaping, were ar rested today on bench warrants issued by Federal Judge Guy L. Fake. They were taken into custody at the office of United States Commis sioner Ralph W. Haines by United States Marshal William P. McDermitt and Chief Deputy Marshal W. B. Snowden. Bail for the senior Parker was set at $10,000 and that for his son at $25,000. Personal friends and local merchants supplied the bail and the men were released pending their ap pearance before a Federal Court judge «11 SikUVUil <■ I . No Charge Is Cited. No specific charges were cited in the Warrants. United States Attorney John J. Quinn said at his Red Bank office the Parkers were indicted for conspiracy under the Lindbergh act, a law passed by Congress after the Lindbergh kid naping. The penalty on conviction, he said, was life imprisonment if the jury recommended the maximum, otherwise it would be left to the discretion of the court. Quinn said the trial date “would de pend on the court calendar." No oth er arrests were anticipated today, he said. The Parker arrests came 24 hours after a Federal grand jury in Newark handed up indictments to Judge Fake. The court ordered the true bills kept secret until United States Attorney John J. Quinn wished to release them. Indicted in Brooklyn. The Parkers and three Brooklyn men W'ere previously indicted in Brooklyn in connection with the kid naping of Wendel, former Trenton at torney. Wendel charged he was ab ducted in Manhattan, taken to Brook lyn and tortured into making a false confession in the Lindbergh baby kidnaping case, and then brought to New Jersey. A Mercer County (Trenton) grand jury's investigation of the “confession" delayed for three days the electrocution of Bruno Rich ard Hauptmann, convicted of killing the first-born son of the famous aviator. Detective Parker, who contended Hauptmann was not guilty of the crime, investigated the case for Gov. Harold C. Hoffman. His son, at tached to the Motor Vehicle Depart ment, also aided in the inquiry. Hoffman turned down New York’s first request that the elder Parker be extradited. Asked by Gov. Lehman to reconsider and to extradite the junior Parker also, Hoffman held a public hearing. He indicated at its close he would stand by his refusal, but he has not yet rendered an offi cial decision. AIRLINES MERGER I IS RECOMMENDED Change in Mail Service Line-up ' Involving Washington Is Proposed.. Merger of Pennsylvania Airlines, operating between Washington and Milwaukee, with airmail service be tween Detroit and Milwaukee, and Central Airlines, operating airmail and passenger service between Washington and Detroit, was recommended to the Postmaster General today by Solicitor Karl Crowley following a hearing of officials of both lines. Approval by Postmaster General Farley is expected. The merger, if approved, will be one of the most important changes in the airmail line-up since the wholesale reorganization of the domestic airmail system nearly three years ago. The new company will be known as Pennsylvania-Central Airlines Corp. The merger would involve the transfer by the new company of 51,340 shares of capital stock to shareholders of Pennsylvania and 41,100 shares of capital stock and other securities to shareholders of Central. It also will Involve Issuance of $410,000 of new stock as new working capital. The merger would involve combina tion of airmail routes No. 14, of 464 miles in length, and No. 32, of 263 miles, to provide unified airmail, pas senger and express service between Washington and Milwaukee by way of Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit and Grand Rapids. QUEBEC CITY SHAKEN AS OIL TANKS EXPLODE One Man Reported Killed in Blast of Large Storage Con tainers. Br the Associated Press. QUEBEC, October 20.—Quebec was shaken today by the explosion of two large storage tanks of the Canadian Oil Cos., Ltd. One man was reported killed. The blast awakened sleeping citl eens and sent firemen and police rushing to the northwest end of Quebec City. The blaze shot hundreds of feet into the air. Heat from the burning tanks was so intense firemen could not get near enough to light the blaze. Strong police lines were established to keep crowds from the danger area. /*' * Arrested ELLIS PARKER. L~ -_I | ELLIS PARKER, JR. ROOSEVELT LIKELY Mini VICTOR I - Odds Declared Against Lan don, Although President Will Not Have 1932 Margin. BY G. GOULD LINCOLN, Staff Correspondent of The Star. KANSAS CITY. Mo.. October 20jr ; The odds against Landon in Missouri 1 look to be too heavy for the Republi can presidential nominee to overcome. ; The State is likely to give its electoral votes to President Roosevelt, though by a very greatly reduced plurality from the 460,000 which he had over Herbert Hoover in 1932. Missouri is sick of dirty politics and the Pendergast Democratic machine. But sick or no. unless there is a tre mendous political upheaval, Missouri will turn in for Roosevelt, probably by 100.000 to 150,000. Despite the com plications in the Democratic party over the gubernatorial contest, and Hncnito the Hictoctn tho m-oot rural section of the State has for Tom Pendergast. the Kansas City boss, who has sought to extend his power over all Missouri, the Roosevelt sentiment still prevails. Both Kansas City and St. Louis— at opposite ends of the State—have larger registration of voters than ever i before in their history. The great in terest in the election is reflected in the increased registration throughout the State. In Kansas City, with a population of 417,000, there are 263,000 registered voters, and in St. Louis, where the population is 860,000, the total registration of voters is 427,000. Democratic Units Efficient. Frequently large Increases in regis tration mean a protest vote, the people are out to kick somebody around. Re publicans, however, admit that in these big Missouri cities the Democratic organizations have been very efficient and that probably much of the regis tration increases have been due to the | work of the organization. Indeed, the ; Republicans themselves have been very ' active in getting out new registered | voters. In the old days St. Louis was a Re I publican stronghold, while Kansas | City was usually overwhelmingly Democratic. St. Louis, however, fell | by the wayside in 1932, from the O. O. I P, point of view, and it now has a Democratic municipal administration. The bi ewers are grateful to Roosevelt for giving them back their beer. While Landon has insisted that national prohibition is a closed issue and that there is no chance of its being brought to the fore, the fact that he hails from traditionally dry Kansas is being used against him in St. Louis and other wet centers of population. Instead of turning in a Republican majority of 30,000 to 40,000, St. Louis is likely to See LINCOLN, Page A-3.) REBELGUNS HEARD, PREPARE TO FIGHT Vast New Army Called Out of Factories as Fas cists Near. MILITANT DEFENSE DEMANDED BY WOMEN Government Sets Self for Great Massed Thrust to Carry Battle to Enemy. BACKGROUND— For several weeks hard struggle of Spain’s rebel Fascist forces to capture Madrid had been in prog ress. The rebellion, beginning last July in Spanish Morocco, spread gradually througout Spain. Hardest fighting was in Toledo area and on French border. After victories in both sectors, the rebels turned their attention to a gradual closing in on the capital, defended only by the depleted forces of the Loyalist So cialist-Communist regime. Victory for Gen. Franco's Fascist soldiers has been predicted many weeks. By the Associated Press. MADRID. October 20.—A vast new army, called out by shouting bands of women, poured out of Madrid's fac l wjries, snops ana oraces ioaay as me 1 wind carried the boom of besieging I Fascist artillery into the capital's very streets. A thousand housewives and serv ants. shrieking their frenzied demands for a militant defense of Madrid, ran through the business section and dashed back and forth in the side streets. waving shopping baskets and calling upon anti-FascUts to abandon their benches and desks and take up arms. In grim and resolute reply, the workers poured from office buildings and plants, big and small. Arms were passed out hastily and the govern ment set itself for a great massed thrust to carry the battle to the enemy, already virtually within strik ing distance of Madrid. REBELS SHELL GATE CITY. Gains in West Put Forces Nearer Capital Goal. Br the Associated Press. Overlooking ancient El Escorial, burial place of Spanish kings, Spain's Fascist Annies dragged artillery to i the heights today to shell and assault | another inner gateway to their goal— i Madrid. El Escorial, 34 miles northwest of the capital, and Navalcarnero, on the Maqueda-Madrid road to the south east of El Escorial. stood as the two last bulwarks in the government de i fense on the western front. Naval j carnero is slightly less than 20 miles ; from Madrid. Priceless art treasures in El j Escorial, Spain's "pantheon," faced a doubtful fate. In the south the Fascists, again within 20 miles of Madrid, mopped up around Illescas and laid plans for ; new attack on Torrejon de la Calzada. In the north the insurgents solidified their occupation of Oviedo. South east of Illescas, 3,000 Moors formed a shock troop battalion for attack on Aranjuez, vital rail center on the Madrid-Valencla road. Spain’s President, Manuel Azana, rushed to loyal, autonomous Barcelona with three ministers from his be sieged capital. Officials said the trip was the first of a “series of tours” to rally government-dominated territory. Back In Madrid, the high command (See SPAIN, 'Page A-2.) COUZENS IN HOSPITAL WITH KIDNEY AILMENT Physicians Hopeful Senator Will Bespond to Treatment, Al though Condition Is Serious. Ky the Associated Press. DETROIT, October 20. — United States Senator James Couzens is ill in Harper Hospital with a recurrence of a kidney ailment from which he has suffered for several years. His condition was described as "rather serious,” but physicians at* tending him said they were nopeful the condition could be cleared up with treatment. Senator Couzens entered the hos pital more than a week ago, but in* slsted on leaving the hospital to greet President Roosevelt on his visit here last Thursday, and sat through the President’s speech at City Hall. He returned to the hospital after the program. Women Disrobe and Sf ink Rail Official in Strike Row OJ wic nsovviubcu lie 30. MINDEN, La., October 20.—Women strike sympathizers stopped a train here, beat the engineer, tore the cloth ing from an official, chased the crew into nearby woods and left the frightened passengers stranded. The women, several hundred strong, surrounded the northbound "Shreve porter” of the Louisiana it Arkansas Railway when It stopped here for water last night, clambered aboard and collared Mark Willis, senior engi neer of the line, and a colored brake man. Other crew members leaped from the train and fled to nearby woods. W. F. Salisbury, chief engineer of the road, protested vigorously when Willis was hauled into the station and forced to telegraph hit resignation to C. P. Couch, president of the railway. The women turned on Salisbury, witnesses said, ripped his clothing from his body, slapped him roundly, and let him go. A shop foreman went out to the t, siaiieu bnm uu«r uu inc uiguvt auuv off steam to keep the locomotive boiler from exploding and moved the engine into the round house. Between 300 and 400 members of the auxiliary of the striking railroad work* ers organization were reported to have gathered at Minden earlier in the day, coming from as far south as Baton Rouge, La., And as far north as Hope, Ark. The south-bound passenger train "Hustler” was rerouted around Minden on the Couahatta part of the line to Baton Rouge. The disturbance marked the second time women took a vigorous part in the strike. Last week a group of about 25 women halted a freight train for three hours, imprisoned the conductor in a caboose and sought to force the train crew to quit « The strike has been in progress for more than a month. Since it started a passenger train was derailed, causing fatal injury to two persons, and a railway bridge was burned. /'’DONT LE.T~y BIG CROWDS MISLEAD YOU, / . BOYS. / VlHADEM!/, 72 MISSING AT SEA AS SHIP CAPSIZES, Naval Planes Pick Up 43 Survivors of Dutch Steamer Off Coast of Java. i Bv the Assocl&tea Press. t SURABAYA. Java, October 20— < Seventy-two persons were missing to- 1 day following the capsizing of the J Dutch steamer Van Der Wijck off the , northern cost of Java. The 2,633-ton ship, with 350 pas- 1 sengers on board, sent out a distress ' signal reporting a "heavy list.” Naval planes and ships raced to ( the Van Der Wijck’s assistance. , Seaplanes picked up 43 survivors and , landed them at Surabaya. ( Two hundred and twelve persons. : v Including all of the ship's officers, j were rescued. The missing 4ncluded ■ two children, the wireless operator | of the Van Der Wijck, eight Euro- 1 peans and 61 natives. Survivors were seen floating on chairs, tables and In one of the1 vessel's lifeboats. 4 AGENTS GET REPORT. Learn 34 Are Missing From Dutch Steamer. t LONDON, October 20 (^(.—Steam ship agents for the capsized Dutch ship Van der Wijclc said today they received word 24 persons were missing In the mishap, including 9 Europeans and 15 natives. FREIGHTER ABANDONED. Crew of Greek Ship Saved 30 Miles Off Zandvoort. AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, October 20 (£*).—Foundering in high seas, the 4,843-ton Greek freighter Okeania was abandoned today by her crew, Lloyds agents reported. All the crew men were believed saved by another Greek steamer at a point about 20 miles from Zandvoort. The Dutch steamer Bluersplein was standing by. < John Marshall Tomb Is Cache For Illicit Rum Richmond Cemetery Superintendent Re veals Discovery. y tne Associated Press. RICHMOND, Va„ October 20 — iupt Thomas B. Morton, of Shockoe lemetery, revealed today that boot sggers have been using the tomb of ohn Marshall, one-time Chief Justice f the United States, as a cache for heir bottles of hooch. Inspectors, noting that the square, oxlike tomb had a loose slab, pulled t aside to reveal the cache several nonths ago, he said. The superin cndent expressed the opinion that he bootleggers selected it because nany tourists visit it and the pres nce of visitors was not unusual. >ther tombs in the vicinity were also sed, he said. ’OUND MAN PAYS $20 ASSAULT FINE Lttacked Youth Who Protested Bough Handling of Dog, Witness Says. Clyde Underwood, 41 -year-old Dis rict Pound employe, was fined S20 n Police Court today for assaulting 17-year-old messenger boy who pro ested what he said was rough landling of a lame German police dog. Underwood, who pleaded not guilty nd waived a jury trial when the case ras first called last Wednesday, hanged his plea to guilty. He testi led the dog tried to bite him. Judge Valter J. Casey sentenced him to a ;20 fine or 20 days in jail. Under rood paid the fine. Mrs. Cristabel Cummings, 2017 S treet, an artist, testified she put side her paint brushes and went to ter window when she heard a dog's towling. She said she saw Under rood throw the dog into the pound ragon, and hit the messenger boy, jlifton Plummer, 4300 Reed terrace outheast. Plummer was knocked from his bi ycle to the pavement, she said. Summary of Today’s Star Psee Ptee Amusements B-13 Obituary ...A-19 Army and Puzzles_B-15 Navy ......A-6 Radio _B-16 Comics _B-15 Short Story.._B-9 Editorial _....A-8 Society_B-3 Finance _A-15 Sports A-12-13-14 Lost & Found A-3 Woman's Pg. B-14 POLITICAL. Roosevelt plans last-minute campaign in Midwest States. Page A-l New Jersey O. O. P. goes to court to demand W. P. A. flies. Page A-l Roosevelt likely Missouri victor by 150,000. Page A-l Landon reaches California on cam paign journey. Page A-6 Knox launches second campaign expe dition into Iowa. Page A-4 Radio firm denies “influence" in Van denberg incident. Page B-2 Morgenthau replies to Hoover’s Treas ury charges. Page B-20 NATIONAL. Ellis Parker and son arrested in Wendel kidnapping. Page A-l John L. Lewis calls labor meeting for November 9. , Page A-2 Mrs. Macy, teacher of Helen Keller, dies after illness. Page B-5 WASHINGTON AND VICINITY. A. A. A. hears of possible milk shortage in Washington. Page A-l Hoeppels ordered to court to be re manded to jail. Page A-l Petition for mandamus writ in abat toir row up Thursday. Page A-2 London court, first low-cost rent pro ject, dedication today. Page B-l Detectives uncover immediate past of abandoned child, 3. Page A-2 School officials prepare to handle rush of outside pupils. Page B-l New Italian envoy to present creden tials today. Page A-3 Search continued for bodies of Chesa peake Bay tragedy. Page A-4 A. A. A. opens hearings on increase in milk price. Page A-8 Court decision may be sought on one man car ruling. Page B-l Commissioners maintain silence on Bennett dismissal. Page B-l D. C. to file second suit growing out of Pranrel shortage. Page B-l Community Chest fixes $1,989,800 as goal of campaign. Page B-l Representative Brewster attacks New Deal at Arlington rally. Page B-5 Arlington jury Indicts Hangar Club manager for perjury. PageB-20 FOREIGN Rebels shell El Escorlal. gateway to Madrid. Page A-l Mrs. Simpson's divorce due to be heard next Tuesday. Page A-l Goering becomes Reich's economic dis tator over 4-year plan. Page A-l EDITORIAL AND COMMENT. Alice Dongworth. Page A-2 This and That. Page A-8 Answers to Questions. Page A-8 Stars, men and atoms Page A-8 David Lawrence. Page A-9 Paul Mallon. Page A-9 Mark Sullivan. Page A-9 Jay Franklin. Page A-9 Headline folk. Page A-9 SPORTS G. W. faces real threat in Wake For est Friday. Page A-12 Six of top 20 grid teams meet this week. Page A-12 Hoyas hold secret prepping for N. Y. U. game. Page A-12 Duke acclaimed monarch of grid teams in South. Page A-12 fifrpcc of mifflnir niilliflae aronural crnlf ing skill. Page A-13 C. U. to meet desperate eleven in Mis sissippi U. PageA-13 Jadick proves set-up for fast-slipping Leto. Page A-14 Hubbell most valuable player in Na tional League. Page A-14 FINANCIAL. Bonds turn downward (table). Page A-I5 Stocks irregular (table). Page A-14 D. C. phone total gains. Page A-16 Utilities rise on Curb (table). Page A-17 Corporate earnings higher. Page A-17 Daily oil output Jumps. Page A-17 MISCELLANY. Washington Wayside. Page A-8 Young Waahlngton. Page A-4 City News in Brief. Page B-1I Nature's Children. PageB-13 Bedtime Story. Page B-14 Dorothy Dlx. Page B-14 Traffic Convictions. Page B-24 Vital Statistics. Page A-ll J Plans Last-Minute Trip to Ohio, Western Pennsyl vania and Indiana. BY 1. RUSSELL YOUNG. President Roosevelt today was work ing out plans for a whirlwind cam paign swing to include Ohio. West ern Pennsylvania and possibly In diana. to follow immediately the stumping trip into New England on which he will embark tonight. The President is understood to be lieve a final appeal to the voters in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana at this time would be very effective prelude to his wind-up address before a tremendous Democratic rally at Madison Square Garden the night of October 31. The President also was busy today trying to catch up with the routine business of his office as well as try ing to find time to writ* the major address he is scheduled to deliver tomorrow night at Worchester, Maas. Mr. Roosevelt will leave Washington before midnight tonight on a special train and. according to his tentative plans, will return here late Thursday night or some time Friday. His plan to return here instead of going to Hyde Park, as originally scheduled, was decided upon because it fits in better with his eontemnlated eleventh. hour journey into Ohio. Pennsylvania and Indiana, it was said. Friday night the President will make a brief radio speech at the White House to about 15 banquets of business men in that many cities1 throughout the country. Despite his busy program today the President took time to join the Ameri can Red Cross drive. Among the long list of callers were Secretary of Com merce Roper. Secretary of Interior Ickes, Senator George of Georgia. Ad miral Wiley, acting chairman of the newly created Maritime Commission. Secretary of State Hull was a luncheon guest and later the President received Joseph C. Grew, Ambassador to Japan. Because of the pressure of business the President canceled the press con ference scheduled for 4 pjn. today. LONERGAN PROMISES PROBE DEVELOPMENT “Very Interesting1’ Campaign Funds Disclosure Held Due Within Two Days. By the Associated Press. Disclosure of a “‘very interesting” development within the next two days in the Senate Campaign Expenditure Committee’s Investigations was prom ised today by Chairman Lonergan. He declined to say more for the time being other than that he had conferred yesterday with Walter Myers, commit tee counsel, and Louis R. Glavis, chief investigator. Lonergan said he was being besieged with demands for investigations by both Democrats and Republicans as election day approaches. “Everybody gets the Jitters during the last two weeks of a campaign,” he remarked. Boy Is Born to Gypsy, in Cell Awaiting Robbery Hearing A baby boy was born to a gypsy woman in the cell block at Police Court this morning while the woman awaited a hearing on a charge of at tempted robbery. The woman—Mrs. Delphia Marks. 26, who said she was from Atlanta, Oa.—began to call for help while in a cell. Her cries summoned assistance, and an ambulance was ordered. Meanwhile, the woman was attended by the matron at Police Court. The stork arrived at about the same time as Dr. Warren Fletcher of Casualty Hospital. The mother and infant were re moved to Gallinger Hospital, where they were reported “doing nicely." The baby seemed normal in every respect, it was said. Mrs. Marks and Mary Marks were to have been arraigned before Judge Walter J. Casey on a charge of at tempting to work the old "blessed’' money trick on William !>. Curry, 3701 Massachusetts avenue. The two women were arrested Fri day, along with three other gypsies. Bostonia Man dr a. Sylvia KaUtina and * John Marks. No charges were made in Police Court againt the latter three. Capt. Rhoda Milllken, chief of the Women's Bureau, said a physician ex amined Mrs. Delphia Marks before she was taken to the House of Detention Friday afternoon. The physician, it was said, offered to make out a permit admitting the ex pectant mother to the hospital, but, ac cording to police, she refused to go. Cases against the two women were to be continued today until the mother recovers sufficiently to attend court. Another complainant against the gypsies, prior to their arrest Friday, was Canon Anson Phelps Stokes of Washington Cathedral, who tele phoned police that he was stopped while driving his car at Thirty-fourth and Garfield streets. The minister said the gypsies offered to tell his fortune and tried an old “trick” to get at his pocketbook. He said he did not wish to press charges against them. The gypsies were attending some sort of gathering of the tribes near the Richmond Highway about 3 miles south of Alexandria. & King’s Personal Guard Is Escort To Mrs. Simpson Scotland Yard Detec tive Shields Her in Ruler’s Absence. Bt the Associated Press. LONDON, October 20.—The tower ing 200-pound detective who is King Edward's personal bodyguard has been assigned to watch Mrs. Ernest Simp son. the monarch's American-born friend. He is Chief Inspector David Storier of Scotland Yard. His assignment is to shield the former Baltimore debu tante pending hearing of her divorce suit against her shipping broker hus band. Every time Mrs. Simpson leaves her new Cumberland Terrace residence in the fashionable Mayfair district until she is safe Inside again Storier's bulk hovers close by. Any one venturing near her receives a sharp warning from the detective. Mrs. Simpson makes frequent ex cursions in a big closed automobile, identical with one belonging to the monarch himself. Detective's Ruse Fails. The first evidence that the vivacious American woman was enjoying royal protection while Edward was away j grouse hunting at Sandringham was ' disclosed today when she visited a ; fashionable Dover street hairdresser's, j Apparently suspecting that the front of her home was being watched, Storier superintended the “planting" ! of her automobile on the grounds at ; the rear so she could leave without | being seen. But the ruse failed. Not until Mrs. Simpson emerged from the beauty parlor after a 1 hour and 40 minute treatment, evidently, J did the detective realize his stratagem had not worked. Mrs. Simpson, obviously flustered, dived into the car and her chauffeur whisked her to a bank several blocks away. She stayed inside and her chauf feur departed. A few minutes later Storier appeared, looking as dark as two thunderclouds, and cleared the sidewalk until Mrs. Simpson could dash into a taxi. Observers recognized her chauffeur (SeT SIMPSON~Page A-2.) IS FORECAST HERE ■ ■ - Secretary of Producers’ As sociation Informs A. A. A. of Situation in Capital Area. Washington faces a milk shortage. B. B. Derrick, secretary of the Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers’ Associa- 1 tion and representative of 1.100 dairy- 1 men on the District market, told the Agricultural Adjustment Administra tion today. ’’The present price of milk is not adequate to bring forth an increased supply to meet the growing demand.” Derrick said in the Agriculture Depart ment auditorium during a hearing called to consider amendments to the Washington milk-marketing agree ment and order. "Hardly enough milk has been pro duced since October 10 to satisfy Washington’s fluid milk and fluid cream needs, and the consumption trend is upward. I just this minute talked with one distributor who wanted an extra 1,000 gallons tomorrow, and I cannot deliver it to him. ’’The population of the Washington metropolitan area is 22 per cent over what it was in 1930, but the produc tion of milk for that area has increased 8.4 per cent over 1930. There are only two more cows producing milk for Washington this year than there were last year. Session in Turmoil. Quietly begun, the session was soon in a turmoil as the antagonism of association fanner. independent fanner, consumer and distributer as serted itself. “Mr. Derrick does not know pro duction costs," charged Matthew Boyd, second vice president of the Washington Consumers’ Council. “What you know about the milk business,” replied Derrick, “could be written on a postage stamp and you would have a lot of room left.” The farmers cheered. Boyd con tinued an attempt to prove that the farmer did not receive the 25.17-cent a-gallon average Derrick described. Mrs. Robert Lewis, a woman dairy farmer of Frederick County, Md„ arose to ask: “Is this going to be another meeting of economists, statisticians, doctors, lawyers, business men and the rest? It’s ridiculous the things those people (See MILK, Page A-2.) REPUBLICANS ASK COURT TO ORDER W.P.A. OPEN BOOKS Hopkins Must ‘Show Cause’ in Reply to Jersey Party Leaders. “BREACH OF TRUST” LAID TO DEMOCRATS Roosevelt Uses Data Denied to Public, Petitioners Charge in Action Filed Here. Charging the Democratic Adminis tration with a "breach of trust” in using Works Progress Administration records for campaign purposes and denying Republicans access to them, a group of New Jersey Republican officials appealed to the District Court today for an order compelling Ad ministrator Harry L. Hopkins to give them access to W. P. A. files. Information sought concerns the entire country, as well as New Jersey. Accusing Government officials of gross waste and extravagance and abuse of public funds for political purposes, the Republicans toid the court it was vital that they have access to the records to present to voters in the current presidential campaign a true picture of the handling of some *6,000,000,000. Petitioners were former Senator Walter E. Edge, now chairman of the New Jersey Republican Campaign Committee; Henry W. Jeffers, sr., chairman of the Republican State Committee for New Jersey, and Daniel E. Pomoroy of Englewood and Edna B. Conklin of Hackensack, members of the Republican National Committee representing New Jersey. They said they brought the suit for a writ of mandamus in their representative ca pacities and as taxpayers and qualified voters. Hopkins Must Answer. Justice Joseph W. Cox signed a rule requiring Hopkins to show cause Mon day why the writ should not be granted. The petitioners said they want ac cess to W. P. A. records showing the employes of the organization, the scope of their duties, the salaries or other compensation they have re ceived since they have been connected with W. P. A., their present salaries and compensation. They also seek access to records which will show the details of costs of various projects, the amounts of money which hava been spent and all underlying data. With President Roosevelt using W. P. A. records in his campaign speeches, all such information except statisti cal information and a general classi fication has been rufused to the pub lic, the petitioners charged. The petitioners asserted that the President has given in his speeches only excerpts from the records, and that a true picture has not been pre sented. Data Held Refused. The Republican candidate for President, various Republican organi zations and newspapers have de manded concrete information from W, P. A. officials, but have met with refusals, it was claimed. On October 14 the petitioners said, they demanded of William H. J. Ely, New Jersey State W. P. A. director, access to his records, and he replied authority for such a step would hava to come from Washington. The Republican officials said that they wrote Hopkins the next day re questing access to the records and that he answered October 16, refusing their request. The Federal emergency relief act of 1933, the emergency relief appropria tion act of 1935 and the emergency relief appropriation act of 1936 were islative control of expenditures to the I Executive Department. “Gross Waste” Charged. By use of these funds, totaling about $6,000,000,000, it was said, a “vast Fed I eral agency” subject only to executive | control has been built up. Edge and hia | associates cited charges of "gross waste and extravagance” throughout the ; United States, and said they believe I the charges to be true. They said appointments In the ad ministrative establishment have been j dictated through political motives and | that excessive salaries have been paid, | reducing the money available for legiti ! mate relief purposes. The suit was filed by Attorneys Ed win F. Colladay, Republican national committeeman for the District: Merritt Lane and Joseph C. McGarraghy. FAIR AND WARM TODAY; SHOWERS TOMORROW Colder Weather Predicted After Rain Wednesday Night—Tem perature 52 This Morning. Showers and colder weather are due in the Capital by tomorrow night, the forecaster predicted today. This afternoon and tonight, he said, will be fair and warmer, and Wednes day morning and afternoon will be mostly cloudy. The temperature dropped to a low of 52 degrees at 6 JO a.m. today, but at 9:30 it was up to 66. - 11 SAVED FROM TUG Coast Guard Rescues Crew After Vessel Springs Leak. MUSKEGON. Mich., October 20 OP). —Eleven men were rescued by Coast Guardsmen today after a tug owned by the Rea Powers Corp. of Boston, Mass., sprang a leak while towing two barges loaded with crude oil from Chicago to a Muskegon refinery. The engineer of the tug, commanded by Capt. Bernard J. Manken of New London, Conn., stood waist deep in water when the Coast Guard crew came alongside In a moderate sea three miles outside the Muskegon Harbor. The tug and both barges were towed Into port.