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showers; colder tomorrow. Temperatures— Associated Press News
Highest, 52, at noon yesterday; lowest, 33. and WirephOtO SeiWlCeS.
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84th YEAR. No. 33,786. Mrtta'c WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, • OCTOBER 31, 1936—THIRTY-SIX PAGES. ** on M..n. A..oci.t.d Pr..fc TWO CENTS.
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Indicated on
Maritime Walkout
Brings Leaders
to Attention.
B? the Associated Press.
Amid a noticeable tautening of
nerves, the tremendous hurly-burly of
the 1936 campaign roared on today
toward an imminent conclusion.
As President Roosevelt and hun
dreds of others prepared to speak
their last major pieces tonight, all
sides agreed that the emotions and
cerebral processes stimulated by the
economic and political events of the
last few years and the clashing argu
ments of the past several months
probably would lead next Tuesday to
*n outpouring of ballots shattering all
Advance analyses of registration
figures have indicated a possible vote
of well over 45.000.000, exceeding by
more than 5,000,000 the total cast in
The campaign fever that has gripped
the Nation indicated to seasoned ob
servers that the issues and the debates
have struck home to citizens in un
precedented numbers, arousing a de
termination to let nothing stand in the
way of expressing their preference at
the polls.
Denounces Republicans.
Before a Brooklyn crowd that howled
with glee at his thrusts. President
Roosevelt denounced the Republican
leadership last night, saying it is driven
by “sinister forces’’ which have op
posed social legislation for generations.
He recited New Deal acts and said they
had made a “better, happier America.”
Tonight Mr. Roosevelt planned to
bring his campaign to its finale with a
speech in Madison Square Garden, his
last pre-election pronouncement except
a brief radio appeal from Hyde Park
Monday night.
Gov. Landon, who had spoken what
he termed his credo and challenged
Mr. Roosevelt to tell “where you stand,”
before a yelling throng in the Garden
Thursday night, was homeward bound
today stressing what he termed the
New Deal’s "waste and extravagance
cn an unparalleled scale.”
On Thursday Mr. Landon pictured
the New Deal as a menace to consti
tutional freedom and declared he was
against governmental “planning” and
“concentration of power.” Tonight
Mr. Landon planned to speak in St.
Louis before going on to Kansas to
await the election returns.
11th Hour Developments.
This week produced two eleventh
hour developments being watched
closely by campaign leaders. One was
a fight over the social security act.
The other was the maritime strike, a
walk-out which brought political stra
tegists to alert attention to determine
what, if any, bearing it might have on
Tuesday’s ballotting.
The sudden intensity of the clash
over the social security act came as a
surprise. Previous the act had not
been at the center of the hottest cam
paigning, though Gov. Landon had
denounced it as “unworkable and
stupidly drafted” and John G. Wain
ant had quit his post on the Social
Security Board to assault Landon's
stand as a "call to retreat.”
This week, however, there were cries
of "fraud” from both sides of the
argument. The Social Security Board
complained to the Justice Department
that the board’s name was fraudu
lently used on posters announcing
forthcoming taxes on wages and pay
rolls to finance the program. Co
incidentally, William Hard, Republl- j
can radio commentator, charged the j
act was “a deliberate coercive fraud
upon youth.”
Praise and Attack.
With campaigners springing to arms
on either side, high party leaders
continued the hot clash last night.
President Roosevelt called the act "a
new magna charts for those who
■work.” He said "sinister forces” were
behind the Republican attacks and
that "pay-envelope propaganda” was
carried on by "old time exploiters of.
Col. Frank Knox, who Incidentally
Is concluding a 20,000-mile campaign
called the most arduous in national
campaign history, assailed the act at
Gary, Ind., as a "scheme for sharing
poverty.” He also declared the pen
sions and insurance measure “puts
half the working people of America
under Federal oontrol.”
Meantime a campaign which has
tom long-time “regulars” from their
political moorings continued also to
develop sharp differences of opinion
even among close relatives. The
latest example is that of the Edison
family. Charles Edison, son of the late
Thomas A. Edison, urged the re-elec
tion of Mr. Roosevelt. Only a few
days ago the inventor’s widow, now
Mrs. Edward E. Hughes, spoke at a
Landon rally.
Pane Strings Loosened.
The campaign also has loosened the
purse strings of contributors as per
haps never before, the drive has be
come the costliest in history. The two
major parties already have reported
a total expenditure of nearly $10,000,
000, with large sums being spent by
other organizations.
Expressions of confidence were
heard from both camps. John D. M.
Hamilton, Republican national chair
man, said there was “a nation-wide
sweep for Gov. Landon” and against
the "Roosevelt-Farley political ma
chine." Hugh S. Johnson said “it's
doubtful whether Gov. Landon will
carry six States—it’s another land
f • ' 1 I- ■ . .
Laivrence Predicts Roosevelt’s
Margin Will Shock New Deal
Observer After 20,000 Miles of Travel
Through 40 States Presents “Ratio of
Doubt99 Method of Forecasting.
rIS is the fifth time I have at
tempted to forecast the out
come of a presidential election
and I shall employ the identi
cal formula that has made every one
of the four previous forecasts accurate.
I shall not attempt to predict an
exact electoral
table — I never
nave—but I mere
ly present each
time as convinc
ingly as possible
the •‘‘ratio of
; doubt” theory
which has en
abled me hereto
: fore to answer in
advance the one
! question that is
uppermost in
everybody's mind
— who will be
elected President
of the United David Lawrene*.
! States?
. --
As in preceding campaigns, I am
prepared to be surprised, prepared to
be proved wrong, and if I am wrong
this time I shall have to console my
self with the knowledge that I will
have been right four out of five times
at bat.
Oddly enough, most of the forecasts
we read today are based on guesses
and conjectures and not on an actual
judgment derived from a personal con
tact with many States. The two major
Nation-wide polls, of course, represent
a scientific method of canvassing a
cross-section of the electorate and I
shall refer to them later in this article.
My own conclusions are based on a
study of 40 out of the 48 States—the
eight omitted being in the solid South,
which is usually Democratic.
I have traveled 20.000 miles in the
last three months and have followed
for the most part the route that I
have traveled before so that an op
portunity has been afforded me for
comparative judgments—how the elec
tee LAWRENCE, Page A-9.)
Works on St. Louis Address
After Hitting “Waste”
at Charleston.
(Text o/ London Address, Page A-4.)
Bs the Associated Press.
ROUTE TO ST. LOUIS, October 31—
Gov. Alt M. Landon drafted the
final summation of his presidential
campaign tour against the New Deal
today for Halloween delivery in St.
Louis, his eyes cast on Missouri'* 15 i
electoral votes.
Smilingly reiterating confidence of
election, the Republican nominee ap- ■
pealed for support of "real Demo
crats” as he campaigned through
West Virginia, en route to Missouri’s
biggest city to meet his wife, whom
he has not seen since his departure
two weeks ago upon his transconti
nental campaign drive.
The Kansas Governor reserved the
morning hours for visiting with Mrs.
Landon, leaving the afternoon for
conferences with party leaders be
fore delivering his address in the |
Municipal Auditorium. The speech
will be broadcast nationally. 10:30 to;
11 p.m. (Eastern standard time).
Cheered by 15,000.
Landon capped his West Virginia
thrust with a station platform speech
at Huntington before a cheering
throng estimated at 15,000 by Police
Lieut. M. M. Johnson, after a broad
cast at Charleston’s Mlddleburg Au
ditorium, in w hich he asserted "house
hold budgets” must pay for New
Deal “waste and extravagance.”
Discussing "issues as they relate
to the home,” the nominee addressed
the “thousands of men and women
who in ordinary years take no active
part in political contests.”
He called the Constitution “the
charter of our liberties—the charter
that keeps our homes,” and told his
hearers New Deal “misuse of public
funds” threatened inflation through
disregard of “the old-fashioned prin
cipal of making both ends meet.”
In some foreign countries, he said,
“homes are no longer protected by
the law against invasion of the agents
of an all-powerful government.
“We must never forget that the loss
of liberty in these countries followed
depressions: that the trends in govern
ment which preceded this loss of lib
erty were similar in many respects
to the trends in government which we
see in America today.”
“When I Am President.”
As he began “When I am Presi
dent,” the crowd roared applause.
When he asked “Did it (the present
administration) tell you frankly in
advance what you were getting?" the
crowd resoonded “No.”
“And do you feel you got your
money’s worth?”
“No,” shouted the audience.
“Is it (the New Deal) telling you
jnow what it proposes to offer you if
it should be re-elected?”
After a chorus of “No," a voice
(See LANDON, Page XT) *
Tells Party Workers Voters’
“Increased Interest”
Points to Victory.
(Text of President’s Address J’age AS.)
F> the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, October 31. —Presi
dent Roosevelt paid a visit to Demo
cratic national headquarters today
and in a speech of thanks to party
workers declared the increased inter
est the voters were taking in national
affairs indicated victory for the New
Deal next Tuesday.
Speaking from a balcony looking
down on a twentieth-floor ball room
of the Biltmore Hotel, the Chief Ex
ecutive said the most important “im
pression’’ he had obtained from the
campaign was that people were tak
ing a more “intelligent interest" and
becoming “forum-minded" on na
tional affairs.
“I may be frankly a little preju
diced at the present time," he said,
"but I believe the more people that
go to those forums the bigger our
majority is going to be next Tues
Pays Tribute to Farley.
The President also paid a warm
tribute to National Chairman James
A. Farley for having kept the cam
paign on a “pretty high level" and
said he had come to the definite con
clusion that national headquarters
had been "what we call in the Navy
a happy ship—no crossed wires,
everything clicking—and the result is
going to bear that out next Tuesday."
He visited headquarters with Mrs.
Roosevelt after a drive from his town
house on East Sixty-fifth'street. The
greeting along the way reached its
top pitch at the hotel where a heavy
paper storm rained down on his party.
The President remained at the
Biltmore for lunch and then stepped
out for a tour of the Bronx, where
he was to speak briefly before a
group of women leaders.
He will then motor for awhile, and
return to his home to rest up for his
last major speech of the campaign
tonight in Madison Square Garden.
He brings the campaign to a close
Monday night with a 15-minute radio
talk from his home in Hyde Park.
That his speech tonight would be
another sharply worded blast at the
(See ROOSEVELT, Page A-27)
Flower Show Visit Canceled Be
cause of Cold.
LONDON, October 31 C4>).—Strick
en with a cold, Queen Mary was
forced today to cancel a scheduled
visit to a flower show.
The 69-year-old Queen mother was
confined to a room at Marlborough
House, where she recently moved
from Buckingham Palace. Her con
dition was said to be not immediate
ly serious.
Group in Hollywood to Make
Final Effort to Talk to Houdini
By the Associated Press.
HOLLYWOOD, October 31. —Ten
years to the hour after Harry Hou
dini died a group will gather tonight
—Halloween—-on a Hollywood hotel
roof In a Anal effort to communicate
with the spirit of the great magician.
They hope to hear his disembodied
voice from 8:30 to 9 p.m., Pacific
standard time.
The group will be composed equally
of believers in psychic phenomena,
spiritualists, scientists and agnostics.
One Superior Court judge of Los An
geles will sit in the inner circle.
It will assemble at the request of
Houdini’s wife, Mrs. Beatrice Houdinl,
his stage partner in life.
“Long before he died," Mrs. Hou
dini said, “we agreed that whoever
should go first would try to return to
the other. In his last hours he said
to me, 'Beatrice, I’ll come to you
somehow, even though I have to go
through hell.’
“We agreed upon a message, phrased
in code. It was known only to the
two of us. The compact was to last
10 years and no longer. After that
period, the one of us still alive was
to abandon hope either In the possi
bility of the survival of the dead, or
their ability to communicate with the
living The message has never been
"The fact that tonight is Halloween
is a coincidence. Mr husband died
on Halloween 10 years ago.”
She spent today alone in her hotel
room—"to clear my mind as much as
possible and guard against the danger
of hypnotising myself, or of putting
myself in a frame of mind where I’d
be too susceptible to suggestion.”
Simultaneous seances In IS cities
of the United States, in England,
Australia and Canada will be held at
the same hour as the Hollywood
gathering, she said.
Joint Committee Agrees if
Employers Are “Sin
Miss Perkins Goes to New York
to Attempt to Stop Spread
of Trouble.
In 1934 Pacific Coast maritime
unions engaged in a bitter S3-day
strike. Seven men were killed.
Finally peace was won when the
unions were given the right to con
trol hiring of labor. This agree
ment with employers expired on
September 30 of this year. Since
then there have been fruitless
negotiations lor renewal of the con
tracts. Arbitration efforts have been
led by Assistant Secretary of Labor
Edward F. McGrady, who played
an important part in bringing
about peace in 1934.
Bs the Associated Press.
Secretary Perkins made public a
telegram today from the Joint Mari
ume oume v^umimnee un uie west
Coast, in which it said negotiations
for a settlement could be resumed
at once if "employers give sincere
expression of real desire to negotiate
rather than to continue to say no
to fundamental union principles.”
The Labor Secretary gave out the
telegraphic reply to her request that
the maritime unions resume negotia
tions before she left for New York
to attempt to avert a spread of the
Pacific strike to East Coast ports.
The reply of the Joint Marine Strike
Committee to her telegram said:
"Unions have been and are willing
at all times to negotiate acceptable
agreements with ship owners. If em
ployers give sincere expression of real
desire to negotiate rather than to con
tinue to say no to fundamental union
principles, then negotiations can be
! resumed at once.
"Unions will welcome any effort
1 you may make to cause employers to
resume negotiations provided employ
j ers negotiate in sincere and honest
effort to settle present differences.”
Negotiations Held "Farcical."
The Strike Committee described ne
gotiations preceding the strike as
"farcical” because of "employes’ un
compromising, stiff-necked and un
friendly attitude and obvious desire
to smash unions.”
The committee — represented by
Marvyn Rathborne, secretary—assured
Miss Perkins that the unions were
taking "every precaution to preserve
Rathborne's telegram said “No vio
lence will occur unless caused by em
ployers or by civil authorities acting
beyond their legal functions as in re
cent California labor controversies,
particularly Salinas lettuce strike.”
Harry Lundeberg, secretary-treas
urer of the Sailors’ Union of the Pa
cific, said in reply to a telegram from
the Secretary, "We are ready at all
times to meet ship owners in effort
to negotiate amicable settlement and
will co-operate with your department
to this effect.”
Lundeberg expressed appreciation
for Miss Perkins’ efforts to bring
about a renewal of negotiations and
informed her that the sailors are
keeping in close touch with Assistant
Secretary of Labor Edward P. Mc
Grady "whose efforts up until now
have failed because of arbitrary and
unreasonable attitude of ship owners.”
E. B. O’Grady and George Chariot,
officers of the Masters, Mates and
(See STRIKE, Page A-3.)
Lepers Under Control.
MANILA, P. I., October 31 UP).—
Restlessness among the 7,000 lepers
in the Cullon Island colony, which re
sulted in a request for troops two days
ago, is well under control of authori
ties, Dr. Eugenio Hernando, acting
director of health, said here today.
Sirens Send Populace In
doors-—Yesterday’s Death
Toll Hits 165.
Spanish civil war, which began
last July with rebellion among
soldiers in Morocco, moved swiftly
at first, covering coastal sections
of mainland. Then it spread to
important French border area with
Fascist rebels continuing a long
chain of victories. Then began
long, slow maneuvers to be known
as Battle of Madrid. . Cautiously
the rebels have been moving on
the capital from many sides, cut
ting off communications and leav
ing the city without food supplies.
On Madrid hangs the ultimate
outcome of the struggle and the
rebels have been sure of victory.
The Socialist-Communist defend
ers have dug in for a long seige,
determined the city shall not fall.
B* the Associated Press.
MADRID, October 31.—The shriek
of air raid sirens sent terrified Madrid
street crowds rushing pell mell for
shelter early this afternoon as deaths
from yesterday's insurgent air raid
passed the 165 mark.
The warning was sounded at 1 p.m.
Two hours later, as tragic queues
wound away from the doors of morgues
and hospitals housing the dying and
dead from Friday's bombardment, the
sirens wailed again.
The crowds, shouting in terror, ran
for subway exits, the doors of tall
buildings, or any place which offered
However, nothing happened and It
was learned later that three Insurgent
planes had merely skirted the city
from the west, attempting no attack
and apparently heading for Barajas
It was believed the first alarm was
caused by sensitive aircraft detectors
(See SPAIN, Page A-3.)
Forecaster Also Says Election Day
May Be Wet.
Cold and possibly wet weather on
the East Coast was indicated for
Tuesday—election day—in the weekly
weather outlook issued today by the
Weather Bureau.
This outlook was for New England
and down the Atlantic Coast to Vir
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Summary of Today’s Star
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Page. Page.
Amusements. A-7 Music _B-4
Army, Navy. A-4 Obituary_A-ll
Art_B-3 Puzzles _C-8
Books _B-2 Radio _A-7
Church Real Estate C-i-7
News..B-5 to 7 Short Story C-6
Comics _C-8 Society _A-10
Editorial _A-8 Sports ...A-14-15
Finance .A-12-13 Woman’s Pg-B-8
Lost-Pound -_A-3
Landon to end campaign trip in St.
Louis tonight. Page A-l
Taylor, Republican, faces fight of
career in Tennessee. Page A-2
Candidates in major appeals as record
vote is seen. Page A-l
Republicans report campaign expendi
ture of $7,488,718. Page A-2
James O'Connell, veteran union leader,
dies. Page A-4
Indictments returned in New York
restaurant racket. Page A-3
A. F. of L. says upswing to continue re
gardless of election.. Page A-ll
Women and children massacred in
''Madrid raid. Page A-l
Italy to double navy personnel against
British rearmament. Page A-l
Dairies announce higher milk price,
effective tomorrow. Page A-l
Halloween festival here favored by
Ideal Fall weather. Page A-l
Two Pennsylvania trains derailed in
Capital area. Page A-2<
State police enter Maryland bond
collusion probe. Page A-18
Ickes asks showdown on title to air
port runway land. Page A-18
Religious leaders mourn death of Msgr.
John J. Burke. Page A-16
This and That. Page A-8
Answers to Question. Page A-8
Stars, Men and Atoms. Page A-8
David Lawrence. Page A-I
Paul Mallon. Page A-9
Mark Sullivan. Page A-9
Jay Franklin. Page A-9
Headline Folk. Page A-9
Washington Wayside. Page A-2
Betsy Caswell. Page B-8
Dorothy Dix. Page B-8
Vital statistics. Page A-1I
Nature's Children. Page A-4
Bedtime Story. Page A-ll
Young Washington. Page C-7
City news in brief. Page A-II
Auto Show Puzzle. Page C-4
Traffic convictions. Page A-9
Building permits. Page C-l
Realtor convention plans. Page C-l
The Home Gardener. Page C-3
Designed for Living. Page C-4
Home Modernization. Page C-5
Winners in outstanding grid games to
day forecast. Page A-14
Marquette assumes Rose Bowl tint by
win over St. Mary’s. Page A-14
Eastern, Roosevelt seen as out of high
school race. Page A-14
Penalties handicap Catholic U. in loss
to Loyola. Page A-14
Coiomals only underdogs among D. C.
teams today. Page A-15
Prep school championship bid being
made by Landon. Page A-15
Ranking pin stars of District swing
into action. Page A-15
Six local stable! enter hones in na
tional show. Page a-15
Japanese Artillery
Roars at Peiping in
Maneuvers by 5,000
By the Associated Press.
PEIPING. October 31.—While
Chinese flags, honoring Chiang
Kai-Shek's 50th birthday anni
versary. whipped proudly in the
teeth of a gale, Peiping echoed
today to the roar of Japanese field
The guns spoke in accompani
ment to maneuvers by 5,000 Jap
anese troops outside the south
walls of the city. Formal pro
tests against the maneuvers were
made to Japanese authorities in
Nanking yesterday.
A "march on Peiping” and a
grand review on the Peiping Golf
Club course, four miles west of
the city, will climax the maneu
vers next Wednesday. Last month
Japanese maneuvers tore up the
turf of the course and brought
a protest from the club.
Rome’s Aim Reported to Be
to Meet Mediterranean
By the Associated Press.
ROME, October 31.—Italy intends
i to double its naval personnel, author
itative sources said today, preparing
to meet any threat from England in
the Mediterranean.
Naval sources also disclosed plans
for development and expansion of the
Italian war fleet.
Doubling of the naval personnel,
just increased from 50.600 to 60.000
men, would raise it to at least 100,000.
Purpose to Match Britain.
The purpose of the move, it was
said, was to match Britain's naval
rearmament in order to maintain the
ratio of Italian naval strength to the
British fleet.
Following Mussolini's recent an
nouncement to the cabinet that “sev
eral scores of warships are now under
construction,” naval sources said:
1. Many light warships, from sub
marines to cruisers, are being added to
the two 35,000-toa battleships Littorio
and Vittorio Veneto now under con
struction. Ten new submarines, of 600
tons each, are now completed and, of
short cruising radius, are destined to
remain in the Mediterranean.
2. The navy will complete its system
of bases. A strong base has just been
finished on the Island of Elba, pointing
at France and the northern Mediter
New works are to be constructed at
Taranto, in the arch of the Italian
Boot, to make that base one of the
(See ITALIAN, Page A-3.)
■ - •- ■
Senator Bone in Hospital.
MOUfoT VERNON, Wash., Octobef
31 (4>).—Senator Homer T. Bone,
Democrat, of Washington, was con
fined in a hospital here today after
canceling an appearance at a Demo
cratic rally last night.
Elaborate Festivities Ex
pected to Be Favored With
Ideal Weather.
(Pictures on Page A-14)
Ideal Fall weather, crisp and clear,
was expected to favor Washington's
most elaborate Halloween festival and
parade of ghosts, witches, goblins,
huge comic figures, floats, bands and
marching units tonight.
While the city prepared for a gay
evening, the Weather Bureau pre
dicted clear skies and somewhat
warmer temperatures tonight. Cloudy
and warmer weather tomorrow should
be followed by showers in the after
noon and lower temperatures tomor
row night. The low this morning
was 33 degrees.
The first event of the celebration
here will be a reception at the Willard
Hotel at 6:45 p.m. for the District
Commissioners and the mayors from
nearby towns who will review the
parade as special guests.
The parade of approximately 5.000
persons will form near Sixth street
and Constitution avenue, moving
down Constitution avenue at 7:30
o'clock to a disbanding point at Sev
enteenth street and the Elipse.
Balloon Comic Figures.
Spectators along the line of march
will be treated to a pageant which
will include 15 huge balloon comic
figures. 22 commercial floats, 15 civic
floats, 11 bands. 50 marching units
and more than 100 individual march
ers attired in every conceivable cos
The queen of the Halloween Festi
val will meet the girls of her court
at the Willard Hotel prior to the pa
rade and will go from there to Con
stitution avenue and Sixth street to
join the column.
The parade will pass before a re
viewing stand on Constitution avenue
between Fourteenth and Seventeenth
streets. This will be occupied by the
Commissioners, visiting mayors, mem
bers of the diplomatic corps and other
distinguished guests.
The queen’s section of the parade
will lead the column. This will be
headed by Maj. Ernest W. Brown, su
perintendent of police. This section
will include the Police Boys’ Club
Band, three chapters of Job's Daugh
ters, the “court jester,” the "king of
(See HALLOWEEN. Page*A-3T)
Paul Maddock of Indiana Victim
in Automobile Crash.
MARTINSVILLE, Ind., October 31.
(A*).—P a u 1 Maddock, prominent
Bloomfield, Ind., newspaper publisher
and president of the Indiana Republi
can Editorial Association, was killed
near here early today when his auto
mobile left the road and turned over.
Maddock, who was alone, apparent
ly lost control of his car at a turn.
He was in charge of the reception
given Alf Landon, Republican presi
dential nominee, when the Kansas
Governor spoke in Indianapolis last
Ocean Flyers’ Weather Guide
Sees Solo Hop Glory at End
By the Associated Press.
NET/ YORK. October 31—The man
who charted the course of every suc
cessful east bound trans-Atlantic air
plane flight since Charles A. Lind
bergh’s rolled up his maps today and
wrote this bold inscription on the
"Capt. James Q. Mollison: Last of
the solo heroes of the ocean airways.”
For Dr. James H. Kimball, New
York’s weatherman, is convinced the
day of the lone daredevils has ended.
There was no more glory to lure
them, he said. Mollison captured
the last of it.
On his record-breaking lunch-to
breakfast hop from Newfoundland to
London the English captain did the
one thing no one else dared before:
Flew into threatening ocean weather.
Dr. Kimball warned Mollison before
he took off that sleet and snow would
batter him, and that ice would form
on his ship’s wings. That happened,
but the flyer won.
The flight closed the busiest season
in trans-Atlantic flying history. Ten
crossings were m^dd before MoQlson’s
trip, and no lives were lost. But a
flight made after this would be “fool
hardy," Dr. Kimball said.
By the time another ocean-flying
season rolls around, next May, Dr.
Kimball expects spectacular non-stop
hops will be supplanted by test flights
with two or three stops.
The safest route for a cross-ocean
air ferry, as far as weather is con
cerned, he said, is by way of Ber
muda, the Azores and Portugal.
It was along this route that the
Germans catapulted the flying boats
Zephir and Aeolus on six test flights
to Long Island this Summer.
Twenty-six persons died in the nine
frenzied ocean-hopping years after
Lindbergh's acclaim.
By 1936, however, ocean flights
were almost commonplace. Dick
Merrill and Harry Richman went
across and back, Mrs. Beryl Markham
flew west, Kurt BJorkvall flew east,
and Mollison made his fourth Atlan
tic crossing.
“Yes,’* said Dr. Kimball, “the glory
is gone*
"And,” he added. "I’m glad. I
never approved of those flights.”
Increased to 14 Cents.
Chestnut Farms Follows
Lead of Embassy.
Boost Effective Tomorrow—Offi
cials Cite Necessity
of Hike.
Washington consumers will pay 1
cent a quart more for their milk be
ginning tomorrow morning than they
do today as a result of the city's
leading dairy’s decision to pass on to
the consumer the price increase de
manded by the organized fanners of
Maryland and Virginia.
The Embassy Dairy, handling from
7,500 to 8,000 gallons a day, was the
first to fall into line and agree to
the increase. Chestnut Farms-Chevy
Chase Dairy, which handles almost
half the milk on the market, soon
afterward announced its price will go
from 13 cents a quart to 14 cents a
quart, or back to the level of May
1, 1932.
The Chestnut Farms-Chevy Chase
Dairy decision followed conferences
this morning between Edgar and
Henry Brawner, operators of the
Highland Farms Dairy producers
beginning tomorrow will get 1 cent a
gallon more for their milk than they
do now, as well as 6 cents instead of
5 cents for each tenth per cent of but
terfat content over 4 per cent, Philip
Rosenfield, attorney for the dairy an
nounced. Highland’s store price will
remain at 10 cents a quart, however.
Wakefield and Marcy Bros, dairies
were undecided on their move.
Thompson Bros., the fifth buyer of the
output of the 1,100 farmers organized
as the Maryland and Virginia Milk
Producers’ Association, said it would
make known its decision at 2 p m.
All were expected to agree to the
higher Drice. however.
Letter to Dairies.
B B. Derrick, treasurer of the as
sociation, sent each of the five dairies
which buy his farmers’ daily produc
tion of 57,000 gallons a letter de
manding the same new minimum
price scale which would have been
i effective tomorrow if the milk mar
keting agreement had not been thrown
i out as unconstitutional by Jus tie*
Oscar L. Luhring in District Court
“I haven’t heard any complaints
from the dairies,” Derrick said. "I
guess they are all falling into line.
| They have to. Our producers are
pushed to the limit. They can't pay
for the feed. They can’t turn out
the milk if they don't get more money
for it.”
“We can’t do anything else but pay
what they ask,” James J. Ward,
president of the Embassy Dairy, said.
I ‘‘And that means we have to put
our price up. We don't make enough
money now to cover this increase.”
Feed shortage is the answer to his
demands for increased price, Derrick
said, adding:
"The producer is put at a tre
mendous disadvantage by the increase
in the cost of feed since June. Harvests
of clover, timothy and alfalfa are'
way off average and pasture is so
i poor that the farmer has to buy
exensive grain feeds. He can’t pro
, duce for a profit at present prices."
New Price Schedule.
The new farmer-price schedule calls
for $3.24 a hundred pounds, instead
of the present $3.02 and $2.82. and
requires top-price payment for 90 per
cent of the farmer's output instead
of 75 per cent as at present.
The farmer holds the whip-hand in
the economics of milk supply from
now until Midspring, for cows pro
duce little in Winter months and sup
ply barely meets demand. For this
reason, it is believed that the dis
tributor will have to meet the terms
of the farmer.
.me uiituuutor wouia nna n almost
impossible to find new sources of milk,
for virtually all producers in this milk
shed—which overlaps the Baltimore,
Philadelphia and Richmond sheds—
have a market for their Winter out
put. For the farmer to dump his milk
for a few days would be costly to him,
but nothing like as costly a' it would
be for the distributor, whose plant
would be idle.
Meanwhile, the Agricultural Adjust
ment Administration sought hurried
action on the problem of the consti
tutionality of the marketing agree
ment, which will be laid before the
Court of Appeals.
Orville Lloyd, About 30, Found
Lead After Flamea Sweep
Oyster Bateau.
By the Associated Press.
CAMBRIDGE, Md„ October 31.—
Orville Lloyd of Cambridge was
burned to death early this morning
when the oyster bateau on which he
was living burned in Cabridge har
bor The fire was discovered about 3
o’clock by a watchman, who sum
moned the local volunteer fire com
pany. Lloyd was dead when found.
Weather Prevents Stratosphere
Experiment by Piccard.
MINNEAPOLIS, October 31 <JP).—
The projected stratosphere flight of
two small unmanned ballons, sched
uled to be sent up by Prof. Jean Pic
card from the St. Cloud, Minn., air
port Sunday has been postponed be
cause of weather conditions, the Uni
versity of Minnesota aeronautical de
partment announced today. The flight
will be attempted the latter part of
next week if the wea*h<* is favorable.

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