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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
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.
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
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
Quinn said the trial date “would de
pend on the court calendar." No oth
er arrests were anticipated today, he
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
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
I IS RECOMMENDED
Change in Mail Service Line-up
' Involving Washington
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
QUEBEC CITY SHAKEN
AS OIL TANKS EXPLODE
One Man Reported Killed in Blast
of Large Storage Con
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
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.
| ELLIS PARKER, JR.
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
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
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.)
PREPARE TO FIGHT
Vast New Army Called Out
of Factories as Fas
DEMANDED BY WOMEN
Government Sets Self for Great
Massed Thrust to Carry
Battle to Enemy.
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
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
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
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—
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
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
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
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
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
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,
The south-bound passenger train
"Hustler” was rerouted around Minden
on the Couahatta part of the line to
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.
MISLEAD YOU, /
. BOYS. /
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
AGENTS GET REPORT.
Learn 34 Are Missing From Dutch
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.
Crew of Greek Ship Saved 30 Miles
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. <
Tomb Is Cache
For Illicit Rum
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,
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
Plummer was knocked from his bi
ycle to the pavement, she said.
Summary of Today’s Star
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The gypsies were attending some
sort of gathering of the tribes near
the Richmond Highway about 3 miles
south of Alexandria.
Guard Is Escort
To Mrs. Simpson
Scotland Yard Detec
tive Shields Her in
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
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
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
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 |
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
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
’’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
“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.)
COURT TO ORDER
W.P.A. OPEN BOOKS
Hopkins Must ‘Show Cause’
in Reply to Jersey Party
“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
Hopkins Must Answer.
Justice Joseph W. Cox signed a rule
requiring Hopkins to show cause Mon
day why the writ should not be
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
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
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;
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
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.
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