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CO. 8. Weather Bureau Forecast.) n*UA nr,1.. * _ _____ Fair tonight and tomorrow; colder to- • nr t . evening paper > night, with lowest temperature about 36 in Washington With the degrees: moderate westerly winds. Tern- Associated PrPCQ Mows ’ peratures—Highest, 56, at 10 a.m. today; U ANcWS lowest, 45, at 7:30 p.m. yesterday. and WirephOtO Services. . Full report on page B-9. * Closing New York Markets, Page B-8___Yc,!8oi?re^uSfCn^t?^■-?vy^_ 85th YEAR. No. 33,847. WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1936—TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES. *** on M.«n. Aa.oci.ted pr.... TWO CENTS. TO REBUILD BASES IN PACIFIC AS NAVY TREATIES EXPIRE Hongkong and Other Forti fications Will Be Strength ened—Eden to Make An nouncement in Commons. ENGLAND WILL LEAD WORLD ARMING RACE United States Will Run Close Second in Unchecked New Fleets Program—Other Nations Plan ning Heavy Additional Ton nage. BJ the Associated Press. LONDON.—Great Britain stood ready to build up its sea strength without limit as soon as the only checks on naval armament—the Washington treaty of 1922 and the London treaty of 1930—expire at midnight. Tomorrow keels will be laid for two 35,000-ton capital ships to join the world’s greatest tonnage. ROME.—Italy, Great Britain’s rival for supremacy in the Mediterranean, was expected to use its freedom to bring its strength nearer Britain’s heavyweight standard. PARIS.—France, entering the race with a $572,000,000 program to sup *' plement ’’normal’’ naval expendi tures, has authorized heavy battle ship building to match German re armament. BERLIN.—German shipyards already are working overtime to give the Reich its maximum sea strength under the 1935 Anglo-German treaty. Bv the Associated Press. LONDON, December 31.—Great Britain wdll announce next month a new program of rebuilding her Hong kong and other Pacific naval bases, Informed sources said today on the eve of expiration of a 15-year attempt to restrict naval tonnage by treaty. Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden will make the announcement to Com mons soon after it convenes January 19. these sources said. Great Britain, it was stated, does not expect a Japanese reply to her proposal for extension of Article 19 of the dying Washington naval treaty, which provided for the maintenance ' of the status quo of Pacific fortifica tions. The Washington treaty, signed m 3922, and the London treaty of 1930 expire at midnight tonight. From the dawn of the new year, technically, all barriers to naval build ing would be lifted, as the London treaty of 1936, signed by the United States, France and Great Britain, had been ratified only by the United States. Europe’s shipyards hummed with preparations for unbridled competi , tion in strengthening the nations’ j naval arms, permitted after the treaties die at midnight. Great Britain Leads Race. Great Britain stood foremost among the expected builders of sea power embittered because it believes the dying pacts gave other great powers an advantage so great the empire’s first line of defense has been weak tfened. The only hopes for slowing down rearmament rested in the possibility other powers would sign bilaterally with Great Britain, under the unrati fied 1936 treaty, binding themselves to the provision for annual exchanges of information regarding new con struction intentions. Great Britain and France set their (See^NAVAL, Page A-3.) — — — • , WAR DECLARATION ' DOCUMENT MISSING Paris Reports Foreign Office Loss After CheCk-np on Alleged Espionage Ring. B? the Associated Press. I PARIS. December 31.—Disappear ance of the document of Ger many's declaration of war on France In 1914 was reported today to have been disclosed in a check-up on foreign office documents in the Investigation into an alleged espion *a«e ring. The newspaper Le Matin said an Inspection and general revision of the Quai d'Orsay files showed the docu ment, which was presented August 2, 1914, by the German Ambassador was missing. Official confirmation of the report Was not immediately forthcoming. * The value of the document is chiefly historic, it was said. The check-up on documents was said to have been made in the inves tigation of Mile. Suzanne Linder, a secretary at the ministry of foreign affairs, and Michael Rosfenfeld, a Lithuanian, who have been under arrest. Mile. Linder has been charged with falsifying and mishandling official documents, while Rosenfeld is held under an accusation of violating a y writ of expulsion from France. No 5:30 Star or Night Final Tomorrow Because of the holiday, there will be no 5:30 or Night Final Editions of The Star tomorrow. Subscribers to the Night Final will receive the Regular Edition. Hoffman Denies Lindbergh Bills Cache Discovery Another Pipe Dream, Says Governor of Jersey Report. Ey the Associated Press. TRENTON, N. J„ December 31.—A formal statement from Oov. Harold G. Hoffman today said he knows “nothing about” a published report that a $21,650 “goldback” cache of Lindbergh kidnap ransom money had been found by a New Jersey State trooper. Col. Mark O. Kimberling, State police superintendent, said, “There's nothing to this latest thing" and described the Lindbergh investigation as “quiet.” Earlier, through William Conklin, his press aide, the Governor had is sued a terse “no comment" to the report published by the Philadelphia Record that a part of the ransom money had been found and that Gov. Hoffman would “tell all" today about the reputed new developments in the case. “Likely Pipe Dream.” The Governor's statement said: “I know nothing about this story. It is undoubtedly another one of the long list of journalistic pipe dreams con ceived in confusion and designed to further mislead the public in its un derstanding of the Lindbergh ease. “Like the late and beloved Will Rogers, all that I know is what I read in the papers and I have read in the public press that the Lindbergh case has been completely solved and that all of the ransom money has been accounted for. In view of this, there cannot possibly be any truth to the story.” Discussing the "goldback” cache of bills, which the Record said were "be lieved to be Lindbergh ransom money.” informed sources pointed out that the $50,000 ransom contained not a single goldback bill. This fact figured in testimony at the trial of Bruno Richard Haupt (See HOFFMAN, Page A-2.) -« FIGHT INDICATED Civil War Barrier Agreed On, but Leaders Differ on “Discretion” Phase. By the Associated Press. Although congressional leaders agreed to a quick resolution banning arms shipments to participants in civil wars, a battle loomed today over mak ing embargoes in the permanent neutrality act mandatory or discre tionary. President Roosevelt is seeking broad discretionary power, but Senator Van denberg. Republican of Michigan, last night called for mandatory legislation as far as possible. Vandenberg. one of the leaders of the small band of Senate Republicans, con ceded munitions shipments to Spain should be forbidden, nut added: "I do not agree that the present situation arises through lack of execu tive discretion. It arises simply because the mandatory code does not go far enough.” After conferring with President Roosevelt, Chairman Pittmann and McReynolds of the Senate and House Foreign Relations Committees said they would introduce the discretionary civil war embargo proposal as soon as Congress meets next Tuesday. Extension of the regular neutrality act, which expires May 1, will come up later. It is on this legislation that heated debate is forecast, for the Senate In the last session refused to grant the President discretionary power. Hope to Block Planes Sale. By rushing through the resolution preventing arms shipments in internal conflicts the administration .hopes to stop the sale by the Vimalert Co., Ltd., of $2,777,000 of second-hand planes and motors to the Spanish loyalists. . Secretary o' War Woodring dis closed the company had purchased a lot of used airplane engines from the War Department last January and that another lot was sold in Novem ber to the Martin Liling Co. of New York. The latter were reported sold, In turn, to Robert Cuse of Jersey City, president of the Vimalert Co., but Woodring said they have not been delivered. “It is possible that the delay may be indefinite,” he added, emphasizing the engines were "in no sense mili tary.” Cuse was granted a license to ship hie order to Spain, in the face of “moral suasion” by the State Depart ment, because the present neutrality act covers only international conflicts. It was disclosed yesterday that a 1930 congressional inquiry brought out his company was maintained to repair and ship to Russia old Government airplane engines. Senator Pittman said the emer ~(See NEUTRALITY, Page A-TT“ French and British Envoys Said to Have Received Hint of Tenor. CONSULTATION FIRST WITH ITALY IS LIKELY Nazi Volunteers Reported Speeded to Aid Fascists Pending Non Intervention Terms. Bj the Associated Press. BERLIN, December 31.—Germany’s government Informed French and Brit ish envoys today it would reply shortly to their Christmas demand for a ban on volunteer sailings for Fascist Spain. While diplomatic sources depicted the Third'Reich as participating in an international rush to get new men to Spain before the lid gi^s on. For eign Minister Baron Konstantin von Neurath called Sir Eric Phipps and Andre Francois-Poncet, the British and French Ambassadors, to the for eign office. It was understood Baron von Neu rath even indicated the general tenor of the forthcoming reply. However, it was learned the final draft of the answer will be de layed pending consultation with Italy, Reichsfuehrer Adolf Hitler and Pre mier Benito Mussolini desiring to act jointly, as they did when they recog nized the Spanish insurgents on No vember 8. Withdrawal Advised. Certain sources in Berlin have indi cated II Duce has advised Herr Hitler to withdraw from intervention in Spain. The Nazi press reported departure of Madrid sympathizers from Scotland despite the Franco-British demand for Hitler to agree to halt the flow of aid to Gen. Francisco Franco's insurgents. Diplomatic quarters pictured a rush by all countries concerned to get as many troops as possible on the bat tlefields of what has been described as “the little world war” in Spain before strict regulations to enforce non-inter vention are agreed on. How many Nazis were leaving Ger many to answer Franco's reported de mand for more aid to storm Madrid was a secret held in utmost confidence by high officials. Apparently not even the port au thority knew. Most of the volunteers were assumed to be leaving from Bremen and Ham burg in civilian clothing. From scattered sections of the coun try came vague reports from families whose sons were in the military serv ice. They knew only their soldier sons suddenly left home in civilian garb, asserting they had been ordered on i “special missions." j Estimates three weeks ago put the number of Germans fighting under the : Spanish Fascist flag at 10,000. If that figure was correct, there are probably many more now. Returns to Bavarian Hills. After a day of hurried conferences in which high diplomatic and military officials were recalled to Berlin. Hitler left last night to resume his holiday in the Bavarian hills at Berchtesgaden. Der Fuehrer did not lift the veil from Spanish policy, suddenly brought to the fore by French-British demands for strict non-intervention and Franco's reported plea for aid. Not (See HITLER, Page A-3.) FLEISCHMANN YACHT IS LIMPING TO HARBOR $1,000,000 Power Craft Partially Disabled During Trip Off Lower California. By the Associated Press. LOS ANGELES, December 31.—The $1,000,000 power yacht Haida, owned by Max Fleischmann of Santa Bar bara, was returning under its own power today to Mazatlan, Mexico, with one engine disabled. There were seven passengers and a crew of 23 aboard when the 218-foot vessel yesterday blew the head off one of its two Diesel engines while oft the tip of Lower California. It was on a fishing expedition, hav ing left here December 15 and picking up Fleischmann at Mazatlan. No fear was felt for the safety of the vessel. GANGSTER FOUND SHOT “Bedshirt” Felice One-Time Asso ciate of “Legs” Diamond. NEW YORK, December 31 OP).— Passers-by in the foggy dawn today stumbled over the body of Peter ‘‘Red shirt” Felice, 38, one-time associate of the late Jack ‘‘Legs” Diamond, New York gangster, in .front of 350 East One Hundred and Fourteenth street. There was a bullet hole in his head. Police said they believed Felice was a victim of gangsters. Seven Times Condemned to Die, Man, 65, Has Hope in New Year By the Associated Press. RAIPORD, Fla., December 31.—A graying old man who has lived in the shadow of the electric chair 10 years looked hopefully to the new year to day, firm in his belief that "through God's justice my death sentence will be commuted.” He is J. w. Buchanan. "Uncle Buck” to prison officials and trusties. Seven times since he was condemned to death he has heard the prison super intendent read warrants for his exe cution. Each time a writ of error or habeas corpus caused the death warrant to be canceled. Once the prison barber was preparing to shave his head when a temporary reprieve came. "I never gave up hope,” said Uhcle Buck. j The new year will bring a new Gov ernor to Florida, Fred P. Cone. Bu chanan lives now in the hope that the new Governor -will commute his sen tence to life Imprisonment. But Cone may sign another warrant of death. Uncle Buck is 65. The fire has gone from his eyes and prison officials de scribe him as “crushed.” He has been a model prisoner, they said. He came to "Flat Top,” the death row at Flor ida’s State prison farm, in 1929, con victed of slaying two Federal prohibi tion agents. For the death of one he was sentenced to life imprisonment, for the other to the electric chair. The shooting occurred December 9, 1926, when the agents, J. P. Brandt and W. C. Mobrey, visited his home in search of liquor. /TM GLAD »936> IS NEARLY GONG IDiDNT GET A , [THING I WANTED!; ■/Zmi Moran Raps Pension Scale; Wilson Secret Service Chief WILLIAM H. MORAN. •• Retiring Bureau Head Criticizes Amount of Salary. By the Associated Press. Retiring as chief of the Secret Serv ice after 54 years with the agency, William H. Moran today criticized the service retirement system and told Secretary Morgenthau, “It is going to be a question from now on what I'll use for money.” Moran conferred with Morgenthau before newsmen in the Secretary's of fice shortly after the Treasury chief had announced appointment of Frank J. Wilson, former Internal revenue in vestigator. as Moran's successor, with Joseph E. Murphy, veteran Secret Service agent, as assistant chief. After exchanging pleasantries with Moran. Morgenthau said: "The Gov ernment owes you a great debt of i gratitude.” "I am glad somebody owes me some thing,” Moran replied. Smiling. Morgenthau asked: “Can't you counterfeit a little?” “No,” answered the stocky, white haired veteran, “I know the service too well.” Speaking slowly In a deep voice, tSee WILSON, Page A-2.) POPE RESTS EASIER Pain Is Dulled by Sedative. Pontiff Begins Greeting to Sovereigns. Br the Associated Press. VATICAN CITY, December 31 Pope Pius, pain in his paralyzed left leg dulled by sedatives, rested easier today as 16 cardinals and 10,000 lay men prayed for his recovery at the Church of St. John Lateran. The 79-year-old pontiff slept more peacefully last night, medical attend ants reported, than since serious ill ness from circulatory congestion forced him to bed more than three weeks ago. He awoke to hear mass outside his bed room and was declared sufficiently refreshed to begin draft ing his New Year greetings to the world. The prayer service at the Roman Church was held in conjunction with a te deum celebrating the close of the centennial celebration for Pope Saint Sylvester. Relatives Join in Prayer. Joining in the prayers for the pontiff's recovery were his sister, Donna Camilla Ratti; his sister-in law, Signora Fermo Ratti, and his niece. Marchesa Perslchetti-Ugolini. Francesco Cardinal Marchetti Sel vaggiani officiated a! the service, standing at the same altar where the holy father celebrated his first mass (See-POPETPage A-2.) MY WELCOME AWAITS NEW YEAR Hotels, Clubs and Private Parties Will Feature Annual Festivity. Prospects of dripping skies and a big bill to pay failed to dampen the enthusiasm of Mr. and Mrs. Wash ington today as they laid out their night.club clothes and prepared to welcome a stranger. Some hope that informal street cele brations would not be marred by bad weather were seen by the forecaster, however, when he predicted the rain would stop by nightfall. The tempera ture is due to drop to about 36 over night, he said, and tomorrow is ex pected to be clear. The newcomer, known as 1937,” will stop the show temporarily, but everything will be in full swing when he appears on the stroke of midnight. Revelry of the pre-depression type seems to be in the offing, if the num ber of reservations made at night spots, which advertise prices ranging from $7.50 down, and the sale of sparkling water, can be taken as a guide. But while most of the town cele brates at some hotels, clubs and private parties, a good proportion of the citizenry will spend a quiet eve ning at home and attend special services which are being held in the churches of the city. The largest and most elaborate private party will be staged at Friend (SeeNEW YEAR, Page A-4.) Summary of Today’s Star Page. Amusements A-6 Comics _B-10 Editorial.A-8 Finance _B-l Lost Sc Found A-3 Obituary ...A-10 Page. Puzzles_B-10 Radio -B-ll Short Story..B-14 Society -.A-5 Sports_A-J2-13 Women’s Pg. A-ll FOREIGN. Nations ready for naval rearming race as treaties end. Page A-l Germany promises early reply to note on Spain. Page A-l Pope sleeps better and begins greetings to sovereigns. Page A-l NATIONAL. Treasury half-year deficit decreased about half a billion. Page A-l Fight ahead for discretionary em bargo proposal. Page A-l Navy officials puzzled by dearth of supply bids. Page A-3 I. C. C. moves to cut accidents by set ting up driving rules. Page A-1S WASHINGTON AND VICINITY. Washington prepares for gala wel come to New Year. Page A-l Virginia buys cotton penal farm in Southampton County. Page A-3 Tells language group she is "rebel against conventions.” Page A-3 Relatives of suspected killer questioned at Rockville. Page A-3 Civic groups bock new relief appro priation. Page A-14 Police Court judges approve procedure reforms. Page A-14 Marines to- be on duty during in augural. Page A-14 Flood control along Anaco6tia asked at hearing. Page A-14 Firemen extricate man squeezed into tiny space beneath roof. Page A-14 SPORTS. Panthers on spot in grid tilt tomorrow with Washington U. Page A-12 Morris awarded Sullivan memorial trophy over Owens. Page A-12 Albert Elkins and Pauline Ford lead in Star pin tourney. Page A-12 Coaches seek to end pro gambling on varsity grid games. Page A-12 Ritzenberg bows in national indoor tennis tournament. Page A-13 Hoyas crafty in again defeating N. Y. U. team before 18,000. Page A-13 EDITORIAL AND COMMENT. This and That. Page A-8 Answers to Questions. Page A-8 Political Mill. 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 MISCELLANY. Traffic Convictions. Page A-4 City News in Brief. Page A-4 Vital Statistics. Page A-7 Betsy Caswell. Page A-ll Dorothy Dlx. Page A-ll Young Washington. Page B-14 Nature’s Children. Page B-14 (1 DM TRIMMED BY HION Six-Month Figures Show Treasury Gains Compared With Last Year. By the Associated Press. The twin influences of rising Gov ernment receipts and falling expendi j tures whittled the half-year deficit on Treasury ledgers today about $500, 000,000 under the same period last year. The public debt, nevertheless, was ! climbing toward another peak. Available statistics indicated Presi dent Roosevelt may revise upward estimates of both income and outgo for the entire fiscal year in his budget message to Congress next Thursday. With the Nation's economic ma j chinery running at a steadily accel j erated clip, fiscal officials said fore j casts of income and other tax receipts may be elevated. Outlays for drought relief are expected to raise spending j estimates. In a budget summary last Septem ber, Mr. Roosevelt forecast receipts for this fiscal year at $5,665,000,000, or 36 per cent over last year. Receipts Gain 13 Per Cent. Actual receipts between last July 1 and December 28 were $2,135,000, 000, or a rise of only 13 per cent. Treasury officials explained, however, I that the bulk of revenue flows in the 1 last half of the year because of March tax collections. At $7,762,000,000, the estimated ex penditures this year would be down 14 per cent, but actual expenditures for the July-December period de clined only 6.6 per cent. Thus, of ficials said, the spending estimate may be raised. A deficit of $1,357,000,000 thus far this year has lifted the public debt to $34,354,000,000. The debt is ex pected to climb past the $34,370,000,000 high of last June when the Treasury borrows $50,000,000 of new money next week. Hinge on Relief Plans. That financing will wind up Secre tary Morgenthau's projected $300, 000,000 borrowing in anticipation of March tax receipts. The sum of ad ditional funds borrowed before July 1 will depend largely on Mr. Roosevelt's revised relief estimates. Relief expenditures were linked with general business activity last night by Secretary Roper, who said further re duction in unemployment next year would bring “alleviation of the con comitant problems of Government ex penditures for relief and of an un balanced budget." Roper asserted business reached the highest level this month since 1930 and “is still tending upward.” PAUL MELLON FATHER Second Grandchild Presented to Former Treasury Head. PITTSBURGH, December 31 (£*).— Paul Mellon, son of Andrew W. Mel lon, former Secretary of the Treasury, announced today the birth of a 7*4 pound daughter to his wife. The baby was named Catherine Conover Mellon. She is the second grandchild of the former Secretary of the Treasury. The child will be heir to one of America’s greatest fortunes. STRIKES MAY SHUT DOORS OF ALL AUTO FIRMS EXCEPT ONE Almost Total Halt of Big Industry Is Feared as Closings Spread. GENERAL MOTORS MAIN TARGET OF UNION ACTION Six Fisher Body Factories Closed. Request for Parley Acknowl edged by Knudsen. By the Associated Press. DETROIT, December 31.—The in creasing number of strikes against units of the General Motors Corp., an observer said today, might lead to a tie-up of the entire automotive industry except the Ford Motor Co. At Cincinnati, Willis Marrer, presi dent of the International Union of Auto Workers' Local 131, called a strike at 11 a.m. of 2,200 union em ployes of the Chevrolet and Fisher Body Co. plants in suburban Nor wood. It was the sixth Fisher plant and the fourth Chevrolet factory to close. Marrer sa,id the strike which “shut the plant down tight” was in support of the effort of the United Automobile Workers of America to bring about ■'better working conditions and higher wages" in the automobile industry. Marrer said the strike was called on orders from international headquar ters in Detroit. Marrer and other local union of ficials will attend a conference of union locals from all General Motors’ locals at Flint. Mich., Sunday. Marrer said between 500 and 700 men were placed on picket duty at the two plants. "If the General Motors tie-up be comes effective by Monday," said ! Alfred H. Ward, president of Ward’s | Automotive Reports, "it will mean | the whole industry will be faced with the same proposition, with the ex ception of Ford. The smaller com panies may work for a short time ! longer because of existing supplies. “It looks as if it will be a show ' down between the Committee for In ! dustrial Organization and the auto motive industry. The manufacturers do not want a show-down, but John ' L. Lewis <head of the C. L O.) is forcing it.” It waa pointed out that the Ford Motor Co., the most self-integrated unit in the industry, produced most of its own automotive parts and would not be affected to such an extent i by labor disputes in other plants. Five Fisher Plants Shut. General Motors remained the chief target of the United Automobile Work ers of America, with strikes in effect at six of its Fisher Body plants. Four of these disputes caused the closing of nearby Chevrolet plants de pendent upon them for bodies. The fifth Fisher plant to close was the No. 1, at Flint, Mich. Membeas of the night shift sat down last night and the plant, employing 6.500 per sons, was closed. It supplies bodies for the Buick Motor Co. factory at Flint. There was speculation as to how long Buick could keep its 16,000 workers busy with its source of bodies shut off. A few hours before Fisher No. 1 closed the Fisher plant No. 2, at Flint, also had been shut down following a strike. Its 1,200 workers were idle. The Chevrolet assembly and delivery plant at Flint, dependent upon Fisher No. 2 for bodies, subsequently closed. It employs 1,000 persons. The Fisher factories in Atlanta and Kansas City have been closed by lSee STRIKES, Page A-3.) \ . ... • ■ - - BANK CLEARINGS SOAR Gain of $192,873,379 in Wash ington During Year. Bank clearings in Washington dur ing 1936 piled up a gain of $192,873, 379.70 over the total figure for 1935, the Washington Clearing House Asso ciation reported today. The 1936 clearings amounted to $1,127,930, 222.20. December clearings totaled $109,547, 662.74, by far the best record of any month this year and within about $7,000,000 of the 1929 December mark. Both the 1936 and December figures reveal with what exceptional speed business has advanced this year in the Capital. (Details in financial section.) Mrs. Simpson and Mrs. Rohde Lead Outstanding Women List Ey the Associated Press. NEW YORK. December 31.—Dan Cupid drew a taut bow to place Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson and Mrs. Ruth Bryan Rohde at the head of the list of outstanding women of 1936, the New York Sun said today. Citing 14 women as outstanding, the Sun’s annual list placed the former Baltimore society woman and fiancee of the Duke of Windsor at the head of the list, with Mrs. Rohde, the daugh ter of William Jennings Bryan, who gave up a diplomatic career to wed a Danish Guard captain, in second place. “When Wallis Warfield Simpson didn’t become Queen of England,” the Sun said, “she affected more people, more governments and more history than a whole carload of feminists en gaged in international activities.” Whereas, Mrs. Rhode gave up all for love, the Sun said, Mrs. Simpson’s charms made her man do it, which gives Cupid the year’s honors. Listed after Cupid's coup the Sun placed: Lucy Moore, youngest woman ever admitted to practice before the Supreme Court. Mrs. Florence Kahn, for 12 years congressional representative from California. Mme. Irene Joliot-Curie, who be came undersecretary of scientific re search in the cabinet of Leon Blum. Mmes. Suzanne Lecore and Leon Brunschwig, who also were given posts in the French cabinet. Sally Salminen, Finnish servant girl, who wrote the prize-winning novel “Katrina.” Mary A. Beard of Washington, historian. Miss Palma Guillen, Mexico's Min ister to Denmark. Isobel de Palencia, Spain’s Minister to Sweden. Senorita Aurora Mesa Andraca, Mayor of Chllpanciano, Mexico. Mrs. Barbara Hanley, Mayor of Webbwood. Canada, and Lillian D. Rock, president of the Woman for President and Other Public Offices League, who predicted a woman Vice President by 1940 and the title Mme. President by 1950. These, the Sun said, are the out standing feminists internationally for 1W«. A MATTSON FAMILY SHOWSCONFIDENCE KIDNAPED BOY SAFE Speculation Is Stirred on Possible Contact and Reassurance. PAYMENT OF $28,000 BELIEVED UNDER WAY —- —. Movements of Strange Automobile Spur Belief Ransom Deal Is in Progress. By the Associated Press. TACOMA, Wash., December 31 — Apparent restoration of confidence within the family of Charles Mattson gave rise to speculation today that contact had been made with hi* bearded abductor and assurances re ceived the 10-year-old lad was safe. A household visitor, who would not permit use of his name, reported a new spirit of confidence throughout the household of Dr. W. W. Mattson, well-to-do physician and father of the missing boy. Mrs. Mattson, reported Tuesday to be near a breakdown, slept soundly through the night, the visitor said, after mingling with friends most of Wednesday. Muriel, 14-year-old sister of Charles, likewise seemed to have j recovered from the shock of the kid naping she witnessed, the visitor said. Dr. Mattson and William, 16, Charles’ brother, made several trips Tuesday to undisclosed destinations and appeared in good spirits. Early today, Dr. Mattson denied making any statements about ransom negotiations. Informed he had been quoted as saying no contact with the kidnaper had been established, Dr. Mattson said: “Any such reports are untrue. I have made no statements. I have nothing to say now.” Strange Automobile Noted. The new confidence that Charles would be returned safely was mani fested as the movements of a strange automobile stirred beliefs actual pay ment of the $28,000 ransom demanded for Charles’ release might be underway. The small coupe moved away from : the house late Wednesday night. In it were a middle-aged man with | close-clipped iron gray hair and a i graying blond woman, perhaps 50 years old. Refusing to disclose their identity or the purpose of their visit with Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Mattson, the pair i drove slowly toward the center of Tacoma—the same route they would follow in reaching a rendezvous almost anywhere in this territory. The car was registered to Mildred Mattson, cousin of the kidnap victim. Her address, according to State rec : ords. is Portage, Vashon Island, across Puget Sound from Seattle. The woman denied she was Mildred Mattson. Neither the man nor woman carried any packages which could be recog | nized as possible ransom bills. A sec j ond machine, an old sedan, left simul taneously, carrying several persons ' who had been inside the Mattson home. In House for Two Hours. Those in the coupe had been in thB house for two hours talking with members of the family. Their visit climaxed 24 hours, during which car* with members of the family, possible intermediaries and casual friends, came and left constantly from tho home of the well-to-do physician. There young Mattson was snatched by a masked, armed man, who left a ransom note fluttering to the floor behind him Sunday evening. The Associated Press learned this note contained exactly 72 words. It directed insertion of an advertise ment—"Mabel: Please give us your address. Tim"—in the Seattle Daily Times want ad columns Tuesday as a sign the Mattson family was ready (See KIDNAPrPage A-2.) ■ ■ ■■■ • — -- MANILA PREPARES FOR NEW UPRISING Sakdalistas, Blamed for Loss of 60 Lives in 1935, Reported on Warpath. Br the Associated Press. , MANILA. December 31.—Military and police forces throughout the Philippine Islands took extraordinary precautions today against any New Year day uprising extremists might be planning. Unconfirmed rumors reached offi cials that Sakdalistas. who advocate immediate independence for the Phil ippines instead of a 10-year trial period planned to carry out a threat to overthrow the government before 1937. The Sakdalistas were blamed for an uprising in 1933 in which more than 60 persons were killed. A special escort was given Common wealth President Manuel Quezon at Baguio today. The Star's Annual Business and Financial Review Appears in This Issue, Beginning on Page B-l Tables summarizing ex change trading for the year will appear tomorrow.