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Republican Having Hardest
Battle of Career Keeping
Knox County.
Staff Correspondent ol The Star.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., October 31.—
Tennessee’s only real political fight of
the year Is In full swing here—almost
within the shadow of majestic Norris
Dam, keystone of the New Deal's vast
T. V, A. power development project.
And yet the public power question,
Strangely enough, is not a real Issue in
the campaign for the congressional
seat from this second Tennessee dis
trict. Both the Republican and the
Democratic candidates are emphati
cally in favor of the T. V. A. Both
candidates probably are sincerely in
favor of this project, but even if they
were not the Government has spent
entirely too much money in this section
to permit of any criticism.
The Republican candidate is J. Will
Taylor national committeeman from
Tennessee, and for 18 years this dis
trict's Representative in Congress. Op
posing him is John T. O'Connor, a
Democrat, former mayor of Knoxville.
Taylor apparently will be re-elected
after the hardest fight of his political
National Ticket Slighted.
Little is heard here of the national
ticket, although there is a Landon
Knox headquarters on the main street,
from which campaign literature is dis
tributed. Taylor, in several of his
speecnes, has urged his listeners to
vote for Gov. Landon, but both candi
dates are saving their heavy ammuni
tion for blasts at each other. This is
due to the fact that virtually every
body concedes Tennessee to President
Roosevelt, and the practical politicians
feel there is no use wasting time and
money on a hopeless cause.
O'Connor and the Democratic news
paper supporting him have made some
effort to inject the T. V. A. into the
campaign, claiming that Taylor has
not been constant in his devotion for
It. This drive was pretty well killed
off, however, by the revival of an edi
torial printed several years ago by
the Democratic paper in which Taylor
was praised lavishly for his activities
in behalf of T. V. A. and, incidentally,
Taylor's real difficulty seems to lie
In the fact that during his years as
Federal patronage dispenser under Re
publican administrations he made
numerous enemies, who are now out
to beat him if they can.
Hopes to Swing Knox County.
He has considerable support among
the anti-New Deal Democrats, and
probably will get around 2,500 votes
from them in Knoxville, which should
be enough to carry Knox County for
him. He undoubtedly will carry all
of the remaining 10 counties. Barring
an overwhelming vote against him in
this city, ‘‘J. Will,” as he is known to
.one and all, will be back in Congress
for another term.
• The Republicans also are facing a
Sight in their sole remaining Tennessee
lilistrict—the first. '* .
” B. Carroll Reece, veteran Republi
can incumbent, is running against
William M. Crawford, Democrat, but
the race is complicated by the candi
dacy of Charles W. Clark, a Republi
can, who is running independently
2with Townsend indorsement.
■ Crawford would not have a chance
Jn this traditionally Republican dis
-trict were it not for Clarks candi
dacy. Many political leaders believe
{hat the Townsend movement is popu
ar in the district, and they predict
that a division of the Republican vote
tnay defeat Reece. The chances are,
however, that he will come through
Origin of G. O. P. Strength.
These two districts are the only Re
publican strongholds in an otherwise
overwhelmingly Democratic State, and
their G, O. P. leanings date back to
Slavery days. This hilly, eastern sec
tion of the State was settled by small
farmers who couldn’t afford or couldn’t
use slaves and there developed among
them a strong antipathy toward the
big planters in the central and west
ern sections. This sentiment has been
handed down from generation to
generation, and they still vote the Re
publican ticket.
In the remaining seven districts the
Democratic candidates have no oppo
sition, and, of course, their re-elec
tion is assured. They are; Sam D.
McReynolds, third district; John R.
Mitchell, fourth district; R. T. Atkin
son. fifth district; Clarence W. Turner,
sixth district; Herron Pearson, seventh
district; Jere Cooper, eighth district,
and Walter Chandler, ninth district.
Atkinson was nominated for the seat
left vacant by the death of Speaker
Joe Byrns.
In the gubernatorial race, the Re
publicans are running P. H. Thach
against Gordon Browning, Democrat.
Browning’s election is assured. Sena
tor Nathan L. Bachman, Democratic
incumbent, also has nothing to fear
from his Republican opponent, Jolm
R. Neal.
Socialists Are Busy,
The Republicans have no other
candidates, but the Socialists are run
ning a full ticket except in the con
gressional districts. The size of their
vote will be watched with Interest by
State leaders on the theory that many
Republicans and antl-New Deal Demo
crats will vote the Socialist ticket In
protest against the Roosevelt policies.
The Socialist vote, however, probably
Will be insignificant.
One of their candidates for the Gen
eral Assembly is Miss Willie Sue Blag
den, who was horse-whipped several
months ago by a band of masked men
while she was investigating reports
of mistreatment of tenant fanners in
The Jeffersonian Democrats in Ten
nessee are something of an unknown
quantity, but probably wlX not figure
materially in the election. Their
leader, Forrest Andrews of Knoxville,
believes there might have been a
chance to carry the State for Gov.
Landon if the prominent Democrats
opposed to President Roosevelt had
not been afraid to come out against
him. As it is, he can’t see anything
but a sizeable majority for the
Train Badios to Give Beturns.
So that overnight travelers may
receive up-to-the-minute returns on
the election during the evening and
night of November 3, the Pennsyl
vania Railroad will equip its long
distance trains with radio sets. The
sets wUl be installed in 30 lounge
cars for this purpose. A number of
trains operating out of Washington
to the North and West will be
equipped for this special service*
Random Observations
of Interesting Events
and Things.
UST what It means, we leave to
better minds to determine, but
we would like to tell you the
story of one of the town’s better
groomed women.
Yesterday morning, after a long
night of being permanent waved and
; otherwise remodeled, she woke up to
find her pillow fairly covered with
what once had been her hair. Undis
turbed, she picked up her comb and
ran it through the new coiffure. A few
strokes and the comb was jammed
with more fallen hair.
Later, at the office, the noticeable
difference in her appearance evoked
comment. But still the well-groomed
woman refused to get excited.
"I can’t be bothered,” she said. "I
went to a good place and paid their
highest price.”
It may be that it takes a bargain in
baldness to make her downright angry.
* * * *
Ray Burhen is only 5, buf she
knows what ",atmosphere” means.
Her mother and father, Lieut.
Comdr. and Mrs. Raymond Burhen,
were discussing a place at which
to dine when Ray pleaded for one
that had atmosphere.
"What's ‘atmosphere’?" her moth
er asked.
"A place that is pretty and you
likejto be in," Ray explained.
* * * *
A MAN down in Virginia is boasting
freely these days about owning
the only cocker spaniel with the in
stincts of a Swiss bell ringer.
This pooch, which is called by a
name we forget with great alacrity,
used to have a tough time in the big
country house trying to get any one to
notice when it wanted to saunter into
the great outdoors. Scratching at the
door often failed to attract attention
and the owners decided to do some
thing about it. They merely put a
small bell beside the door, down at the
height of the dog's nose.
Now, when Toots, or whatever that
name is. wants the door opened, a good
push with the nose rings the bell and
somebody comes along. Pup learned
! the trick in no time at all. and is smart
enough not to ring just for the fun of
! the thing, having read that story about
the boy who cried “Wolf.’*
* * * *
whose name was mentioned here
before in connection with a horse from
which she was thrown, is about to be
mentioned again in connection with
the same horse. Naomi was the
horse’s name and the fate which over
took her should be a warning to horses
inclined to get smart with Miss Tem
After six weeks in bed as a result of
Naomi's whimsy, Miss Templeton was
ready to ride again.
“Where's Naomi?” she asked the
day she appeared at the riding
“Dead: killed in a fall,” the stable
man said sadly.
“Too bad,” said Miss Templeton,
not sadly.
* * * *
T-JENRY NESTOR, the "Singing
Cop” is busier than a political
candidate these days. And in the
midst of singing three and four times
each night he has laryngitis.
JosT otf
^ '
A typical night's work for Henry
this week was—8:30, appearance for
several numbers at the Board of Pub
lic Welfare meeting; then a quick
whisk to a fashionable uptown hotel
where he is a nightly attraction to
dinner guests; back to a fashionable
downtown hotel for an engagement,
and then again to the uptown hostelry.
Then, of course, Henry has a regu
lar job. He is police aide to Com
missioner Melvin C. Hazen and must
use those same vocal cords eight hours
It’s not much fun.
* * * *
Among its other distinctions
Washington undoubtedly harbors
more of the old-time Morse code
telegraphers than any other city in
the United States.
The reason is that no other city
has so many privately leased tele
graph circuits as does Washington.
These circuits are maintained be
tween Washington and virtually all
of the major cities of the Nation.
Though the art (or science) of
telegraphing as did William Morse
when he first transmitted his his
toric “What hath God wrought?”
practically is a lost art. Washing
ton still has a corps of men who
know and utilize their dots and
* * * *
you are a big man when your mere
appearance in a court room can
influence the course of justice.
Joe Sanford, probation officer, Is
that kind of a big man. He appeared
in court the other day in the course
of an assault case trial, a short time
after the plaintlS in the case had
testified his assailants were larger
men than any in the court at the
By the time Sanford walked into
the room, the case had progressed to
the point where the defense attorney
was saying:
“You say that the men who at
tacked you were larger than any one
in this court room?'*
“I did say that,” the plaintiff ad
mitted. "It was true then, but (eye
ing Sanford) it isn't now. I guess
I’ll hay* to chang* my. testimony.’’ •
Democrats Appear to Have
Edge, but G. 0. P. Is
Staff Correspondent of The Star.
ROCKVILLE, Md„ October 31 —
Montgomery County, named after the
redoubtable Gen. Richard Montgom
ery, is more of a political battle
ground this year, in a presidential
and congressional campaign, than
since it was founded. Both Repub
licans and Democrats claim they will
win—the Republicans say "by a quite
substantial majority'’ and the Demo
crats say "by from 1,000 to 2,500.”
To a disinterested outsider, who has
made a careful and unbiased canvass,
the Democrats seem to have the edge
for both President Roosevelt and Rep
resentative David J. Lewis.
Four years ago Montgomery County
gave the highest presidential elec
toral vote-getter on the Democratic
; ticket 9.882 and for the two at large
and one each from the six congres
sional districts, an average ot 8,767;
while for presidential elector on the
Republican ticket the highest vote
was 5,753, and the average for the
eight was 5,60*. From this the
Roosevelt majority can be computed
as 3,159 to 4.129. In the 1928 elec
tion Hoover carried the county by
about 2,700.
Four years ago Montgomery Coun
ty gave Representative Lewis 11.833,
to 8,691 for the late former Repre
sentative Fred N. Zihlman—in a
three-cornered contest. This year the
Democrats say they will do a little
better for Lewis and the Republicans
say they hope to win with State Sen
ator Harry W. Le Gore of Frederick
County by an old-time Zihlman ma
jority. The disinterested observer
sees the odds in favor of Lewis.
normal mijomy >rrn.
Stedman Prescott, chairman of the
I Democratic County Committee, in
! charge of the very active Democratic
Roosevelt and Lewis headquarters in
this county seat, says after conferring
with active workers in all the districts.
“The county will have its regular nor
mal majority, usually about 1,500 to
2,500. The situation looks better than
it did a little while back. We should
do just a bit better this time for both
Roosevelt and Lewis.” This is Pres
cott's first national campaign as
county leader, as he succeeded E.
Brook Lee three years ago as head of
the Democratic organization. Pres
cott, an able lawyer and independently
wealthy, served three terms as a
member of the town council, then as
State's attorney for the county, and is
now a member of the State Senate. ■
The upper districts, rural, north
from Rockville, which have in the past
been giving rather small majorities
against the Democrats, are now ex
pected to turn in substantial majori
ties in support of them. That seems
to be the sentiment along the line in
such places as Gaithersburg, Pooles
ville, Barnesville. Clarksburg, Damas
cus and Laytonsville districts.
The Democratic county organiza
tion has been conducting the most
vigorous national campaign in many
years, with Prescott as chairman:
Lacy Shaw of Colesville, treasurer and
chairman of the Registration Com
mittee; J. Bond Smith, Takoma Park,
chairman of publicity and the Speak
ers Committee; J. Donald Clagett,
Silver Spring, chairman of finance;
John B. Diamond. Gaithersburg,
chairman of the Campaign Commit
tee, assisted by Dr. Benjamin C. Perry,
Bethesda; Curtis Walker, Chevy
Chase; Alvie A. Moxley, Damascus,
and Richard H. Lansdale, Sandy
Spring. Other leaders in the Demo
cratic campaign include Mrs. Jane Y.
Latimer, Takoma Park, president of
the Montgomery County Women's
Democratic Clubs, and Miss Ruth
Shoemaker, Bethesda. J. Somerville
Dawson, jr., Rockville, Is president of
the United Young Men's Democratic
Clubs of Montgomery County, and has
been commandeered for work at the
national headquarters in New York.
Louis Thomas, Chevy Chase, and J. C.
Christopher, Bethesda. are in charge
of active campaign work by the Young
Democrats. The Veterans have a sep
arate group in charge of J. B. Fitz
gerald. Chevy Chase, working under
State headquarters in Baltimore.
Many Meetings Held.
The Democrats have held more
meetings than is usual, with consider
able enthusiasm demonstrated by the
voters, climaxed at the biggest rally
ever held in the county, in the Ken
sington Armory. The Democrats claim
they have put on 1,400 more than the
Republicans in new registrations.
Probably the one most potential
asset of the Democrats is the fact
that all the factions within the party
are united, as they have not been in
many years, for President and Con
gressman. There is being developed
an amalgamation within the party—
with all working now in complete
harmony. The Young Democrats, the
Women’s Democrat Clubs and the
older Democratic groups are now
working co-operatively, under the di
rection of Chairman Prescott.
Curtis 'Walker of Chevy Chase, a
Washington attorney and chairman
of the Democratic State Central Com
mittee for Montgomery County, fig
ures as does Campaign Director Pres
cott that the county will give a nor
mal Democratic majority—which he
estimates at about 1,500. He finds
that there will be considerable shift
ing of votes, and that the up-county
districts will do a little better than
usual. While he is reluctant to ad
mit it, Mr. Walker and all other ob
servers realize that the down-county
district, the suburban area bordering
on the District of Columbia, will prob
ably reduce their Democratic vote.
Chevy Chase, which is a very well-to
do section, last time gave Roosevelt
a slight majority—while this time
it is expected to give the majority
vote to Landon. It is always Re
publican area, except in an abnormal
year. While Walker still claims “an
even break for Roosevelt” the im
partial observer would give the Chevy
Chase vote to Landon. but thinks
that Lewis will probably win there
over Le Gore for Congress.
James Christopher, president of the
Young Democrats Club of Bethesda,
and acting chairman in charge of
the campaign headquarters there, is
of the opinion that the seventh dis
trict, comprising Chevy Chase, Be
thesda and Glen Echo, will do a lit
tle better than last time, when in
a nip-and-tuck contest Roosevelt won
by 46 votes out of 4.500. He empha
sizes that never have the Democratic
factions been more united. The
Young Democrats have been active
in getting new voters registered and
in speaking at rallies, and are ar
ranging to get out the vote next Tues
day. He points out that two years
ago Montgomery County elected fu
sion candidates pledged to cut ex
penses and balance the budget—
which pledges, he says, they have
not carried out, and "the voters have
ceased to place dependence in such
promises.” The president of the
Roosevelt-Lewls Club In Bethesda is
Dr. Benjamin C. Perry and in Chevy
i Chase Don C. Glassie. Both have
been active campaign workers. Mrs.
Margaret T. Fischer, Leland, is presi
dent of the Women's Democratic Club
; and Mrs. Charles E. Roach honorary
- president of the united Democratic
Women's Clubs of Maryland.
Christopher estimates that the vote
for Representative Lewis will be about
the same in the seventh district
(Chevy Chase. Bethesda and Glen
Echo) as it was in 1934, and that,
while he will lose a few Democratic
votes, he wall gain a considerable num
ber that were formerly dissatisfied
and voted with the Republicans in a
factional protest. Last time Mont
gomery County saved the election for
Lewis—he came to the county line
1,500 votes in arrears and Montgom
ery turned him in a winner with
the unprecedented majority of 3.200.
Now, with all factions pulling together,
they hope to do at least as well by
him this time. Besides, Lewis has
made a • thorough campaign in the
! county—which he had previously
Earl Whittier Shinn, a Washington
attorney, Is president of the Landon
Le Gore Club of Montgomery County
and in charge of the Bethesda cam
paign headquarters. He feels quite
confident of carrying the metropolitan
(near Washington) area for Landon
and Le Gore by 4.000 to 5,000 votes,
but realizes that the up-county, rural
districts, will be rather strong for
Roosevelt and Lewis. During the
past two months his club has been
making a house-to-house campaign
in the metropolitan area—Chevy
Chase, Takoma Park, Silver Spring
and Bethesda. He reports that the
Republican workers have found very
few, if any, defections during this
personal contact survey. At least
90 per cent of the Republicans and
50 per cent of the Democrats have
been interviewed. About half of the
Democrats seen have Indicated that
they intend to vote for either Landon
or Le Gore, or both—he says. He
points out that in 1934 the registra
tion showed 20,070 Democrats and
8.800 Republicans in the entire
county. The last registration was
9.800 Republicans and 20,225 Demo
crats. He credits the Democrats with
gaining about 300 this year as a net
result of registration and revision
of the lists. In 1934 the Democrats
voted about 58 per cent, Shinn says.
He is working steadily and ener
getically to make the best possible
showing for the Republicans next
uawson Sees Landon Victory.
Walter W. Dawson, Rockville attor
ney and former member of the Mary
land House of Delegates, is chairman
of the State Central Committee for
Montgomery County—and conducting
the Landon-Le Gore campaign from
his own office. He has been making
an unusually energetic campaign
throughout the entire county. He
claims that there are many Demo
crats who have declared their inten
tion to vote with the Republicans. “We
expect to have a good anti-Roosevelt
vote with us,” he said, “and expect to
see Landon carry the county by 1 000
to 1.500 votes.” The Republican cam
paign organization is composed, be
sides Chairman Dawson. Shinn, presi
dent of the Landon-Le Gore Club and
in charge of Bethesda headquarters;
Wilson L. Townsend, Kensington, vice
president; and James C. Rogers,
Chevy Chase, secretary treasurer!
Shinn Is chairman of the Executive
Committee and associated with him
are Dawson and Paul Sleman, Chevy
Chase; Mrs. Claude W. Mitchell, Sil
ver Spring, and Robert L. McKeever,
Silver Spring.
Especially earnest campaigning Is
being done among the colored voters
with two or three meetings every night,
under the leadership of De Witt W.'
Zook, Takoma Park, assisted by Raw
lin Preston. Takoma Park, and Elmer
Boyner, Silver Spring.
At the primary election last Spring
Representative Lewis received a total
of 14.890 votes in the entire five coun
ties in the sixth congressional district
His opponent. Clay Plummer, former
sheriff of Montgomery County, re
ceived 3,050.
In the Republican primary Senator
Le Gore, seeking the congressional
nomination in a six-sided race, re
ceived 5.624 votes to 5,258 for his
nearest opponent. The total Repub
lican vote in the sixth district was
16,174. The total Democratic vote
was 17.940—leaving a lead of 1,756
for the Democrats.
The Republican hope of victory rests
largely with the 3.050 votes cast for*
Plummer, as this approximated the
vote cast for Col. Breckenrtdge, who
opposed Roosevelt for the presidential
Six Appear to Be Tied With
Nine Children Each for
$500,000 Prize.
Associated Press titatl Writer.
TORONTO, October 31.—Charles
Vance Mlllai, whose pet phrase as a
lawyer was ‘‘Damn dead men! They’re
always coining back to plague us!*'
was one of his own dead men today.
Gone these 10 years, the irrascible
old bachelor who hated women re
turned today through the medium ol
"clause 9” of his will to reap the whirl
wind of a $500,000 whim.
He returned to a melange of moth
ers, law suits, contracts and recrimina
tions; to the last-minute frantic flap
ping of stork's wings, and to the sober
ing rumble of a white hearse.
Babies, downs of them; sheriffs
with subpoenas, mothers with lawyers
and managers, and with social workers
carrying relief baskets at the back
door; solemn executors, their dignity
a bit askew at flnding themselves
mixed up in an “exhibition" so far re
moved from their frock-coated routine;
mothers praying that the babies they
expect may be born in time to count
in the fantastic race for births—that
was the picture as the contest stag
gered to its close.
No one had the slightest idea who
was ahead, so confusing were the
claims, so contradictory the records.
Six women appeared to be in a tie
as the curfew hour neared. All claimed
motherhood of nine children, properly
These women are Mrs. Lily Kenny,
Mrs. John Nagle. Mrs. Annie Smith,
Mrs. Pauline Clarke, Mrs. Arthur
Timleck and Mrs. Isobel MacLean.
In addition, Mrs. Peter Romas,
pretty 28-year-old wife of a Greek
chef and a mother of eight, was con
fident she would bear another child
before the contest closed—and was
even counting on twins.
._ > " — —' -
Freight Cars Derailed in ' Kenilworth
■' -- --_£___
Workmen clearina away the wreckage of nine freight cars derailed early today on the
Pennsylvania freight line in Kenilworth. In the background may be seen an electric wire pole
which was damaged by one of the cars. —star Staff Photo.
- _❖———
Kenilworth and Landover
Are Scenes of Accidents
on Pennsylvania.
Two Pennsylvania trains were de
railed in this area early today, a
loose wheel causing nine cars in a
coal train to leave the tracks In
Kenilworth, and a broken journal
throwing a baggage car and one other
car off at Landover. The latter were
; In a train of empty passenger equip
ment en route from Baltimore to
Potomac yards and briefly interrupted
No one was injured, but the freight
wreck tore up the tracks for several
yards, damaged one of the uprights
carrying the overhead electric wires
and spilled coal over the right-of-way.
The train was south-bound and the
derailed cars were in the middle of a
string of 75.
The derailment occurred near
Kenilworth avenue and Nash street
northeast about 2:30 am. and could
not be cleared until midday. In the
j interim, other freight traffic was
' handled over passenger lines.
The Landover derailment was at
4:30 a.m. and the officials said two
inbound passenger trains were slightly
delayed as a result.
Company to Ask Post Office De
partment to Authorize Deal
for Williams Firm.
The Post Office Department, which
‘ recently authorized the merger of
Pennsylvania and Central Airlines,
j will be asked to permit Eastern Air
j lines, also operating through Wash
ington. to combine with the Wedell
Williams Air Service Corp., it was
announced here today by Capt. E.
V. Rickenbacker, general manager of
; Eastern.
Wedell Williams operates airmail,
passenger and express service from
i New Orleans to Houston, Tex., with
stops at Baton Rouge, La., and Beau
mont, Tex.
Eastern Air now operates airmail,
passenger and express service from
| New York to Miami and New York
to New Orleans, both lines passing
through Washington, and from Chi
cago to Jacksonville, Fla.
If it is authorized by the Post Of
fice Department to take over the
Wedell Williams airmail contract.
Eastern Airlines at once will ex
' tend its New York-Washington-New
Orleans service directly to Houston,
using the latest types of multi-mo
tored airplane equipment, Capt. Rick
enbacker said.
Negotiations for acquisition of the
Wedell Williams assets and business
have been completed, Capt. Ricken
backer said. Mrs. Harry P. Williams,
president of the corporation, joined
in the announcement of the request
for transfer of the airmail contract.
Race Being Led Back to Slavery,
Edgar C. Snyder Tells
G. 0. P. Rally.
Declaring the Negro race is being
led back Into slavery by "witch doc
tor" creatures of the New Deal, Edgar
C. Snyder, former United States mar
shal for the District, last night warned
participators in a Republican rally at
John Wesley Church the colored voter
Is in danger of completely losing his
Racial sentimentality and New Deal
manipulation of relief funds are re
sponsible for the precarious position
of the colored voter, Snyder held. He
predicted complete loss of freedom
should the New Deal continue in
Snyder spoke In place of National
Committeeman Edward F. Colladay.
Other speakers were J. F. Wilson and
Francis Wells.
An engineer on the Greenbelt re
settlement project and his young wife
today mourned the death of their son
in a domestic accident yesterday.
David J. Jenkins, 4, son of Mr.
and Mrs. David K. Jenkins of Berwyn,
died in Children’s Hospital after
swallowing almost the entire contents
Of a bottle of cold tablets which he
found In the family bath room Thurs
day night
Unloaded Gun
Halts Suspect
In House Thefts
W oman Holds Netcly
Hired Employe
at Bay,
—Star Staff Photo.
Discovering a room had been ran
sacked and several articles stolen, Mrs.
| Robert G. Marks, 6507 Seventh place,
| yesterday cornered her newly-hired
colored houseman and held him at bay
with an unloaded revolver until police
could be summoned.
The man, who had obtained employ
ment on a reference purportedly writ
ten by a Senator, was held by police
today for questioning in connection
I with the thefts.
About a week ago. Mrs. Marks said,
the man came to her home seeking
food or work. He exhibited a letter
on Senate Office Building stationery
signed by a Senator and praising him
I as efficient and honest. He also had
a written reference from a former em
ployer on Sixteenth street. He said
his name was Horace Stevens, 38, of
| 49 Hanover street.
Stevens reported for work at the
Marks’ yesterday. He was about to
leave when Mrs. Marks' daughter-in
law, Mrs. Robert J. Marks, found that
her wrist watch, some clothing and a
small amount of cash was missing.
I She called her mother-in-law, who
I cowed Stevens with the unloaded
weapon and accused him of theft,
which he denied.
Sixth precinct police, summoned by
the younger Mrs. Marks, found several
of the missing articles pinned inside
clothing he had left in the basement,
they said.
President Accepts Resignation of
People's Counsel—Successor
ship Unsettled.
The resignation of William A.
Roberts as People's Counsel for the
Public Utilities Commission has been
accepted by President Roosevelt, end
ing his career of approximately six
years service in the District Govern
Roberts submitted his resignation
to the President October 12, asking
that it be made effective by November
1. He announced he planntd to enter
private law practice with Charles B.
When Mr. Roosevelt will fill the
vacancy or whether he will leave the
office unfilled for some time was not
indicated in a statement at the White
House that a letter of acceptance of
the resignation had been sent to the
official. For two days Roberts has
been out of town delivering Demo
cratic campagin speeches.
(Continued From First Page.)
Republican leadership and an out
line of New Deal "achievements” was
the consensus of presidential inti
Such was the tone of his 1,300-word
address last night in the jammed
Academy of Music in Brooklyn. He
again struck at the Republicans and
a "few employers” for their attitude
toward the social security act, enumer
| ated New Deal acts which he said
| brought about a “better, happier
I America," and expressed confidence
the voters next Tuesday would say
“that our policy for the future is their
policy for the future.”
Remark on G. O. P. Emblem.
Between assertions that the admin
istration had brought about a “more
united America” by assisting all
groups together, and that past ad
ministrations had "fostered” dif
ferentiation between classes, he in
terpolated a remark about the 1936
Republican emblem that brought the
loudest applause of the evening. He
read a telegram he said he had re
ceived on his special train coming up
from Washington, as follows:
"In the morning the sunflower
turns to the East. In the afternoon
the sunflower turns to the West—and
goes to seed before November."
A roar of laughter and cheers swept
the gayly decorated hall, whose 4.000
j seats were filled and every aisle was
packed before the President stepped
j to the platform.
About midway in his speech, Mr.
I Roosevelt raised his hand as if to
! hush a booing of Alfred E. Smith,
j whose name was snouted by &
J galleryite.
The President had just concluded a
! statement that the “Republican lead
ership, driven to desperation and
urged on by the same sinister forces
which generation after generation
have opposed all social legislation, now
repudiate their own Representatives
; and Senators in the halls of Con
| gress and leave them looking posi
tively silly.”
Al Smith Booed.
“That includes Al Smith,” said •
man in a lower balcony.
“Boo-oo,” yelled several in the au
I dience.
The President had mentioned the
social security law after referring
to the N. R. A. as having brought
business men together to "encourage
them to increase wages, to shorten
hours, to abolish child labor.” He
gave no inkling of how he felt about
an N. R. A. for the future, as had
been demanded by his Republican
! opponent. Gov. Landon.
He said the social security law,
which he described as a "new magna
| charta for those who work,” had re
; ceived the support of 77 Republicans
in the House and 15 in the Senate
[ and only 18 of that party voted
against it in the House, with five in
the Senate.
That fact, he added, was “perhaps
j illustrative of the paradox" In the
closing days of the campaign that saw
Republican leaders repudiating that
| group of 92 in their own party.
| The President then put in a Word
for Gov. Herbert H. Lehman, who
preceded him with a speech that
also touched on the old-age pension
and unemployment insurance law.
Lehman is running foe a third term
at Albany.
Praises Lehman's Work.
Praising the “great social reforms”
and "liberal government” under Leh
man. the Chief Executive asserted:
“There are none among you who
believe that on Tuesday next there is
one chance in a thousand that New
York State will turn its government
back to the old guard.”
After outlining what the New Deal
had done at Washington and topping
off each of three phases of activity
j with an assertion the people on Tues
day would say, “That is a job well
done,” he declared:
“An equally important task remain*
; To go forward, to consolidate and to
1 strengthen these gains—to close the
gap by destroying the glaring inequali
: ties of opportunity or of security which,
in the recent past, have set group
against group and region against re
“By our policies for the future we
will carry forward this program of
unity. We will not be content until
all our people fairly share in the ever
increasing capacity of America to
provide a high standard of living for
all its citizens.”
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Final Pre-election Report
Shows $1,302,086 Oc
tober 18 to 28.
By the Associated Press.
The Republican National Commit
tee reported today It had spent *1.
302,086 in the 10 days ended Octo
ber 28.
Filing Its last pre-election report
with the clerk of the House, the
committee revealed that its total dis
bursements since January 1 amounted
to $6,988,663.
Expenditures by Republican sena
torial and congressional committees
brought the party's total outlay to
This figure did not Include spend
ing by Individual candidates or local
party organizations.
A similar report filed yesterday bj
the Democratic National Committee
showed a total party expenditure of
$3,430,115, while the National Com
mittee spent $3,406,501 since Jan*
uary 1.
Contributions to the Republican Na
tional Committee amounted to $6.
933,232 for the year, of which $1,198.
274 was collected since October 19
Today's report showed a balance ou
hand of $266,523.
$58,020 From Certificates
The National Committee's mcomi
included $58,020 from the sale of
participation certificates, usually fol
$1 each.
Individual contributions included
$15,000 from L. A. Young, of Detroit;
$10,000 each from Julius ForstmanB
and Harris Dunn, both of New York;
$15,552 from the New Jersey Repub
lican National Finance Committee;
and $10,000 from the Massachusetu
Republican Finance Committee.
The American Labor party, organ
ized to support President Roosevelt in
New York State, reported it had speni
$133,534 up to October 27.
The Landon and Knox Campaign
Club of the District of Columbia re
j ported receipts of $14,723 up to Oc
| tober 29. Contributions of $8,945 werl
I recorded by the Republican Statl
; Committee for the District of Colum
| bia, which received $4,500 from thl
Landon and Knox Campaign Club
Neither organization gave its total
Most Expensive Campaign.
Reports earlier yesterday by othei
! organizations—including the America!
Liberty League. United Mine Worker;
and Good Neighbor League — liste*
large expenditures, indicating the cun
rent campaign will be by far the most
I expensive in American history.
Another development during the da]
was a statement by the special Senati
Campaign Funds Committee that
Democratic headquarters had denied
accepting any contributions in “thi
guise of advertising” in the party 1
national convention book, as allege*
by Republican National Chairmai
John Hamilton.
I Robert Jefferys. secretary of thi
Senate group, said W. Forbes Morgan
Democratic National Committee treas
urer. also "denied that any pressuri
had been exercised upon any corpora'
tion or prospective advertiser.”
Morgan asserted that at least 7! .
firms which purchased space in thi
: Democratic book also advertised il
the Republican convention book. Hi
contended the price of $2,500 per pagi
charged for advertising in the Demo
cratic publication compared favorablj
with rates of leading magazines.
Both Hamilton's complaint an*
Morgan's denial will be considered b]
: Senate investigators in their nes
j meeting November 9. Jefferys said.
The Democratic National Commit
tee report disclosed unpaid obligationi
of $469,782 and additional borrowing;
i of $25,000 from Samuel Kramer O
New York and $10,000 from Richar*
J. Reynolds of Winston-Salem. N. C.
Largest contributions by individual!
were listed as $15,000 from Mr. and
Mrs. W. L. Clayton. Lookout Moun
tain. Tenn.; $10,000 from Mr. and
Mrs. Cameron Morrison, Charlotte
N. C., and $10,000 each from Raymond
E. Buck, Fort Worth, Tex., and Lau
rence C. Steinhardt, American Min
ister to Sweden.
The International Alliance of The
atrical Stage Employes and Moving
Picture Machine Operators of thi
United States and Canada contributed
$10,000, while the State Democratil
Organization of Alabama gave $34.
250. Clifton H. Scott, Arkansas Statd
finance director, turned over $32,500
to the national committee, and thi
Florida State Executive Committee
Other contributions included: Jamei
W. Gerard, New York, $2,500; R. W.
Bingham. American Ambassador td
Great Britain. $5,000: Mrs. HenrJ
Morgenthau, $5,000: Floyd Odluny
New York, $8,000; Lewis S. Rosenstiel,
New York. $7,500: Fred Pabst, Mil
waukee. $5,000: H. Bayard Swope,
- New York, $1,000; Jesse H. Jones,
chairman of the Reconstruction
Finance Corp., $6,000; Marjorii
: Post Davis. Roslyn, N. Y., $5,000, and
| Richard J. Reynolds, S. Clay Wil
liams and James A. Gray, all of
Winston-Salem, $5,000 each.
- ■ • .
B5 the Associated Press.
NORFOLK, Va.. October 31—Lieut
Paul De La Puenta (junior grade),
attached to one of two submarines
now at the Naval Operating Base
here, was rushed to the Naval Hos
pital in Portsmouth early today for
an operation for appendicitis. The
submarines R-3 and R-4, headed
south from Philadelphia, stopped here
shortly after 6 am. and put the of
ficer ashore. They will remain here
until the weather improves.
Hit by6Landonilef
Neiv Dealer Fighls
Republican Police
"Judge, I'm for Roosevelt. This
morning I got hit over the head by a
•Landonite’ and had a fight with two
policemen who are for L&ndon. You
can send me to Jail for a year, but I
am still for Roosevelt.”
So said Carl Wilson, 42, 505 Sixth
street, when he entered a plea of
guilty to intoxication when he was
arraigned before Judge Robert E.
Mattingly in Police Court. His argu
ment struck a cord of sympathy. The
court took his personal bond.
Wilson was arrested at 1 a m. after
he had a fight with another man on
John Marshal place over the election.
Two Republican policemen made life
so miserable for him at the first pre- '
cinct station house, he told the court,
that he had to resort to violence to
keep his self-respect.

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