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WEATHER. r-———————^
(U. 8. Weather Bureau Poredst.) rpV,
Rain and much colder tonight and to- • ®yenin£ PaPer
morrow, possibly changing to sleet to- 111 Washington With the
morrow: lowest temperature tonight about A<!anf*int<ir1 Proca Mmira
34 degrees. Temperatures-Highest, 69, ASSOCldKil \reS* iN.eWS
at noon today; lowest, 55, at 11 p.m. End WirephOtO Services,
yesterday. Full report on page A-6.
Closing New York Market., F.go 13 _^‘^l.SV^V1^439
85th YEAR. No. 33,856. gr&S: tSZ&ftS.'y'g mo m..„. A..«i...d p...., TWO CENTS.
- -
Readv to Resort
to Armed
Britain Dispatches
Fleet to Zone
of Danger.
Spanish Morocco was scene of
outbreak of Spanish civil war
which has kept Europe on edge
since last July. Conflict has been
struggle beticeen Communism and
Again Morocco comes into pic
ture with Nazi troops reported
massing there. Britain and France,
leaders of non-intervention effort,
have repeatedly warned Germany
and Italy to cease aid to insur
gents. Now they are alarmed,
fearing Germany contemplates
construction of “Little Gibraltar”
at Ceuta, across straits from
British stronghold. They also fear
Nazis seek foothold in Morocco, as
lever for bargaining for other
By the Associated Press.
PAKIS. January 9.—Prance threat
ened today to resort to arms If neces
sary to prevent German occupation
Cf Spanish Morocco.
Foreign office sources expressed
fear their diplomatic warning to
Spanish insurgents against opening
the strategic North African territory
to Germany would fall on deaf ears,
leaving France no alternative but
An official frankly declared France
Would go to any lengths to eject Nazi
troops from the Spanish protectorate
Which separates French Morocco from
the homeland.
The French garrison at Fez, the
Capital of the French territory, was
placed in a virtual state of mobiliza
tion, reportedly under orders to re
main in barracks awaiting commands.
The normal troop strength of 40,000
in French Morocco was ordered in
creased to 100,000.
Advices from French Morocco told
cf a steadily increasing German in
filtration into Spanish Morocco, con
trolled by Gen. Francisco Franco’s
insurgent Fascists and the seat of
their revolt.
Troops Landing at Cadiz.
Thousands of German and Italian
troops were reported today to be
landing daily at the Spanish insur
gent port of Cadiz.
The strictest secrecy prevails and
the city, 60 miles from Gibraltar on
the western coast of the peninsula’s
tip, has become the mystery port of
Steamers, reported landing large
cumbers of "volunteers’’ to supple
ment Gen. Francisco Franco’s in
surgent Fascists, fly no flags from
their masts and their bows are bare
of names.
The stalwart-looking foreigners dis
embark wearing brand-new uniforms
of the Spanish Insurgent Foreign
^ At almost the moment they set foot
* (See~iFRAN C E 7”Pag e~A^37)
Infection Still Threatened—Right
Leg Is Growing More
St the Associated Press.
VATICAN CITY, January 9.—Pope
Plus XI was reported today more
refreshed and free from pain than at
any other time since his illness began
because of his doctors’ concentration
on alleviating his local suffering.
Persons close to the pontiff, who
has been confined to his bed for
more than a month, said, however, it
would now be almost impossible to
check his grave illness.
Open sores, it was said, caused by
the varicose veins in the holy father’s
partially paralyzed left leg, constantly
threatened serious infection.
His right leg was reported to be
growing more paralyzed daily and the
arterio sclerosis to be unimproved.
The localized treatment has brought
the Pope great relief, prelates said,
although the official report after Dr.
Aminta Milam's thorough examina
tion this morning said there had been
no change in his general condition.
Despite some suffering from his
■wollen legs, a good night’s sleep
again was reported for his holiness
last night.
'Break’ in Unseasonable Weather
of Last Few Bays Is
A definite “break” in the unseason
able weather of the last few days was
predicted by the Weather Bureau
Bain and “much colder” tempera
tures are forecast for tonight and to
morrow, bringing an end to the Dis
trict's brief respite from Winter
weather. The forecaster said the
minimum tonight will be about 34
The rain may change to sleet some
time tomorrow, the forecaster added.
The mercury soared to 69 degrees
yesterday—a new record for January
8—but failed by 8 degrees of equal
ing the all-time “high” of 77, re- i
corded January 15, 1933,
Insurgent Bombs Kill Four
In Night Air Raid on Madrid
Tivo British Subjects Injured as Dipl o
matic Headquarters of Three Nations
Arc Struck—U, S. Embassy Shaken.
By the Associated Press.
MADRID, January’ 9.—Four persons
were killed and two British subjects
injured in a night air raid by insurgent
pilots who bombed diplomatic head
quarters of three nations—Great Brit
ain, Germany and Finland—Socialist
officials announced today.
The Fascist assault, concentrated on
the so-called "neutral zone” of em
bassies and legations last night, was
renewed with fresh vigor today as the
government defense council labored
to evacuate civilian residents from the
besieged capital.
Insurgent bombers dropped 15 ex
plosive missiles on Socialist barricades
in Northwestern University City after
artillery and aviation units joined in
a concerted attack to break through
government lines on the outskirts of
the capital.
The night raid damaged British and
German Embassies and the Finnish
Legation while almost every pane of
glass in the Dutch and Egyptian Le
gations was shattered by the explo
Today’s bombings were centered
about a mile east of the British Em
bassy and followed four earlier at
tacks on fortified positions of govern
ment militiamen.
Socialist defenders answered the
hail of steel with artillery fire and
government pilots blasted insurgent
positions near Casa de Campo Park
and Aravaca.
In desperate fighting, government
(See MADRID”Page~A"-3.)
- _ _ _ I
Middle West and Rocky
Mountain Sections Hit.
Bus Unreported.
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, January 9—Virtually
all forms of transportation felt today
the pinch of adverse weather condi
tions in most parts of the Nation.
Snow-clogged highways and bitter
cold brought motor traffic to a stand
still in many Middle West and Rocky
Mountain sections.
Blizzards and fog disrupted air
travel in the Northern States. Thick
weather slowed North Atlantic Coast
shipping. Train service was affected
in some Middle Western States.
A Los Angeles bound bus with 15
passengers was unreported in Utah's
Storms crippled power and com
munications lines in Illinois, Wiscon
sin and Missouri, seventy-five per
| cent of Columbia, Mo., homes were
; dark last night. A hospital used emer
gency lights for a major operation.
The Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.
estimated its property damage in Mis
souri in excess of $1,000,000.
The deaths of at least 11 persons
were attributed to the weather. Four ,
were in Texas, one in Nebraska and
two each in Arizona, Utah and Okla
homa. Fear was felt for many ma
rooned by deep snows.
Freezing temperatures blanketed the
West Coast and dipped into South
ern Texas. Oregon reported minimum
temperatures of 42 below zero yes
Six-foot snow drifts proved im
movable barriers for some branch-line
trains in Northern Iowa. Busses oper
ated without schedules and most rural
—and some city—schools were closed.
Skiiers at California mountain re
sorts welcomed 9-foot snows.
Airports in New Jersey, Eastern
Pennsylvania and Ohio were closed
last night to regular traffic. Nearly 30
vessels waited for a lift in the fog to
permit traffic In the port of Philadel
Indian Baby and Touth Die—Utah’s
Toll Is Two.
By the Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, January 9.—Six
deaths were blamed today on the Far
West’s severe cold wave as shivering
residents looked hopefully to a weath- |
er forecast for rising temperatures.
An Indian baby was frozen to death
near Kearns Canyon in Arizona.
Discovery of an Indian youth’s
frozen body 45 miles southeast of
Kingman, Ariz., was reported by an
Indian agency official. Three others
were feared dead and 30 Indians were
Utah’s second victim of the cold
weather. Mrs. Mary Zagarich, 54, was
found frozen to death in a Salt Lake
Two Northern California deaths I
previously were attributed to the ex- i
treme cold.
Southern California orchardistsj
burned smudge pots to protect their !
multimillion-dollar citrus crop from
low temperatures.
Ducks froze in ponds and had to be'
chopped out.
Requests Abductor to Give
Assurance He Deals With
Right Party.
Nearly two weeks ago a masked,
bearded man leaped through
French doors of living room at
Dr. W. W. Mattson's home in
Tacoma, Wash., terrified four chil
dren with pistol, snatched Charles,
10, dropped note and disappeared
into darkness with captive. Note
demanded ransom of S28.000.
Since then there have been rumors
of ransom negotiations, but Charles
has not been returned.
Federal authorities claimed juris
diction in search for kidnaper
under “Lindbergh law," which
presumes abductor has crossed
State line unless victim is returned
within week.
B» the Associated Press.
TACOMA. Wash., January 9— Dr.
W. W. Mattson sought today to pre
vent "hijacking” of the $28,000 ran
som demanded by the kidnaper of his
son Charles, 10, held for the thirteenth
The physician disclosed fear he
might not actually be dealing with
his son's kidnaper by inserting an
advertisement in the Seattle Daily
Times yesterday imploring the ab
ductor to "give me information so
that I may guard against imposters
and hijackers.”
The advertisement was addressed tfe
"Mable,” as were four previous notes
which have appeared in the news
paper’s “personal” column, and was
signed "Ann.”
It said:
“Mable—we are still waiting. All
arrangements have been carried out
in accordance with instructions in
notes received. Be certain to give
me information so that I may guard
against imposters and hijackers, and
be more specific in your instructions
Ransom Payment Doubted.
Reliable sources interpreted the ad-1
vertisement to mean the ransom for
Charles’ release has not been paid,
though they speculated efforts to pay
it may have been made.
One theory, supported by several
sources, was that Dr. Mattson made
an attempt to pay the ransom late
Thursday, but was unable to complete
the transaction.
The unconfirmed theory served as
one possible explanation for the sud
den flurry of activity by agents of the
Federal Bureau of Investigation here
The agents, who previously had
(sie~MATTSOnTPage A-2/j
NEW YORK, January 9 (/P).—'The
ferry Brunswick, five and one-half
hours overdue on a fog-bound trip
across upper New York harbor, was
located at 2 a.m. today tied up at
pier 40. Brooklyn.
A police radio car, scouting the
waterfront, discovered the missing
vessel. The boat was a mile off her
Peiping Slaying of English Girl
Is Laid to Unknown Foreigner
By tne Associated Press.
PEIPING. China, January 9.—
Chinese police officials advanced the
theory today that the slaying of
17-year-old Pamela Werner, whose
mutilated body was found yesterday
beside a lonely road, might have been
the climax of a love affair with an
unidentified foreigner.
Authorities declared only a for
eigner could have slain the vivacious
English girl, daughter of E. T. C.
Werner, a former British consular
Natives, they said, will not venture
at night into the neighborhood where
the girl’s body was found, torn by
voracious wild dogs. The officials said
Chinese dread the neighborhood be
cause they believe a ghost lurks there
"waiting to pull unwary victims to
their death in a ditch.”
Miss Werner had been missing since
7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Rockefeller Hospital medical ax
aminers, after an autopsy, announced
Miss Werner died of a fractured skull
resulting from a blow on the head.
She also had been assaulted, they
British authorities conducted a pre
liminary inquest to ascertain facts of
the search for Miss Werner. A for
mal Inquest was set for next week.
The girl’s widowed father was said
to have Identified the remains merely
by murmuring, “Yes, that must have
been Pamela.”
A strange accumulation of reported
facts clouded a theory the girl was
the victim of a robber. Her member
ship card in a skating club was found,
blood stained, near the body. Expert
opinion suggested the blood was spat
tered while the girl was alive.
The robbery theory was disputed,
however, by the reported discovery of
a gold watch on the wrist of the
mutilated corpse.
Two Departments of Union
Split With U. A. W. on
Corporation Will Not Enter Into
Agreement Interfering With
Metal Trades Jurisdiction.
Late in December United Auto
mobile Workers of America asked
conference with General Motors
Corp. to present grievances of em
ployes and stipulated that corpora
tion should recognize U. A. M. A.
as sole collective bargaining agency
for workers. This General Motors
refused flatly to do. Union began
calling strikes in parts and as
sembly plants of corporation,
threatening general strike through
out firm. Strike has spread rapidly,
with both sides deadlocked over
United Workers' recognition and
varying interpretations of “collec
tive bargaining." The corporation
maintains it will bargain in indi
vidual plants and the union hold
ing it must bargain from head
quarters with a single labor
Two powerful departments of the
American Federation of Labor, those
of the metal and building trades, to
day completed an alliance with Gen
eral Motors Corp. in opposition to
strike and organizing activities of the
United Automobile Workers, an affili
ate of the Committee for Industrial
This development was disclosed
formally this morning by John P.
Frey, president of the Metal Trades
department, with release of an ex
change of telegrams between himself
and H. W. Anderson, labor relations
officer of General Motors.
Taking the initiative, Frey, who
brought the insurrection charges
against C. I. O. unions which led to
their suspension last Summer, re
quested the automobile corporation to
"enter into no agreement which would
give to some other organization au
thority to represent the skilled crafts
men in the metal working industries.”
G. M. C. Not to “Interfere.''
In reply, he was assured today by
Anderson that "General Motors has
no Intention of entering into any
agreement with any other organization
interfering with legitimate jurisdiction
of international unions affiliated with
the metal trades department of
American Federation of Labor.”
At the same time, Frey announced
that members of both departments,
forced out of work by U. A. W. strike
activities in a Fisher Body Co. plant
in Cleveland, "intend going to work."
The Fisher concern is part of the Gen
eral Motors set-up.
The two departments, which, ac
cording to Frey, are in complete accord
with the action disclosed today, num
ber approximately 850.000 members in
various A. F. of L. unions, thus repre
senting well over one-third of the A.
F. of L. membership now in good
Lewis Foes Dominate.
With the metal unit headed by one
of the two bitterest enemies of John
L. Lewis, C. I. O. chairman, the
building group is dominated by the
(See STRIKE, Page A-3.)
Duce Orders Greater Sowing to
End Severe Shortage.
ROME. January 9 <VP).—Under
urgent orders from Premier Benito
Mussolini. Italy undertook today the
most extensive sowing of wheat in its
history in an effort to end a severe
The orders were issued after H Duce
announced this year’s wheat crop was
25 per cent below the average of the
last three years and of inferior
Authoritative agricultural sources
declared the shortage is even more
serious, placing the deficiency at 30
per cent.
Italy, agricultural experts warned,
will be short by about 3,000,000 tons
for the year. The annual consump
tion ranges around 8,500,000 tons.
/Now, DOCT>v
A good weather
Operation to End Period
of Demands on Money
Markets Seen.
Bt the Associated Press.
High administration fiscal officials
said today the Treasury may repur
chase $1,000,000,000 of Government
obligations in the 1938 fiscal year if
the budget is balanced.
Even though no surplus were avail
able for debt retirement, they said,
this sum of Government bonds might
be acquired from private holders
through investments for social security
trust funds and by using receipts from
“baby bond" sales.
Such an operation would end seven
years of demands on the money mar
kets to finance Government deficits
and would tend to reduce the im
portance of Federal financial opera
tions on money conditions.
The budget sets up $540,000,000 for
an old-age reserve account under the
social security act. Payments into an
unemployment reserve account total
ing about $450,000,000 also are antici
pated in the next fiscal year from
States with approved unemployment
It is not yet known what demands
will be made on these funds for dis
bursements under the security law,
but officials said a major portion of
both might be invested in Govern
ment securities.
These investments would be in
creased as the reserve funds grew in
future years. Informed administra
tion sources have indicated, however,
the security act may be changed to
prevent the old-age reserve account
from growing to a projected $47,000,
000,000 by 1980.
Sales of United States Savings bonds
are expected to total between $400,
000,000 and $500,000,000 in the 1938
fiscal period. If the budget is bal
anced, this money will be available
for retiring other Government obliga
None of the proposed transactions
(See BUDGET, Page A-2.)
Isaac Barton Millner Formerly in
U. S. Service in Wash
Br the Associated Press.
MORGANTON, N. C.. January 9.
Isaac Barton Millner, 95, said to have
been the last survivor of the Union
forces in the Civil War battle of
Mobile Bay, died last night at a son’s
home here.
Millner, a Pennsylvanian, served
throughout the war in the Union
navy and later was employed in Gov
ernment service at Washington. He
cast his first ballot for Lincoln.
Summary of Today’s Star
Amusements C-12
Books _B-2
News ..B-5-6-7
Comics _A-13
Editorial _A-8
Financial _._A-12
Lost & Pound A-3
Music -B-4
Obituary _A-6
Radio _A-9
Estate -C*l to 7
Short Story __A-5
Society _A-7
Sports ...A-10-11
Woman’s Pg. B-8
France mobilizes troops in Morocco
against Nazi invasion. ' Page A-l
President to guide course by Supreme
Court reaction. Page A-l
Treasury may take up billion in U. 8.
obligations. Page A-l
Widespread nature of strike hinders
peace parley. Page A-l
Mattson seeking to bar hijacking of
$28,000 ransom. Page A-l
Jacobs’ fiscal survey exceeded intent,
says Glass. Page A-l
Henry O. Hanford is claimed by
death. Page A-l
District of Columbia officials to pre
sent fiscal views. Page A-C
Fight planned to repeal “married per
sons clause.’* Page A-ll
Colored bandits stab three men ; three
cue taken. Page A-ll
Police increase in Prince Georges may
be sought. Page A-16
S. E. C. approval speeds plans for gas
stock sale. Page A-16
Territorial plan proposed for Dis
trict. Page A-16
This and That. Page A-8
Answers to Questions. Page A-8
Stars, Men and Atoms. Page A-8
David Lawrence. Page A-9
Paul Mallon. Page A-9
Mark Sullivan. Page A-9
Jay Franklin. Page A-9
Headline Folk. Page A-9
Wolfpack, Terrors to test C. U. and
Maryland boxers tonight. Page A-10
Farmer Burns, matdom's pro dean,
dies at age of 76. Page A-10
St. John’s of Brooklyn quint menaces
O. W. record tonight. PageA-ll
Central, Western basket wins make for
tight high school race. PageA-ll
Changes made in code as U. S. O. A.
gives tournament dates. PageA-ll
Young Washington. Page A-5
Betsy Caswell. Page B-8
Dorothy Dix. Page B-8
Bedtime Story. Page C-8
Vital Statistics. Page A-4
Service Orders. Psge A-8
mat CteRrtottOM. Pego A-4 j
Trailer Camps
Are Prohibited
By Palm Beach
Ban in Society Mecca
Is JSot General
in State.
By the Associated Press.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., January 9.—
Although Palm Beach virtually had
barred its gates today against auto
mobile trailers, the tourist who drags
his home behind him found plenty of
welcome signs in other Florida cities.
Palm Beach, high society’s Winter
mecca, enacted this week an ordinance
banning trailer camps as a public
The tourist who meets rebuff there,
however, may drive across Lake Worth
to West Palm Beach and find space
at two camps within the city limits.
Miami Beach forbids any one to live
in a trailer with a law 11 years old.
Sarasota, Midwinter headquarters
for the Tin Can Tourists of the World,
has a municipal camp where more
than 500 trailers and house cars are
Camps are barred in sections of
Miami and regulations govern those
in operation.
Assistant to Business Man
ager of The Star Had Been
Sick Only 10 Days.
Henry Gardiner Hanford, assistant
to the business manager and assistant
auditor of The Star, died at his resi
dence, 3706 Military road, last night
after a brief Illness. Mr. Hanford had
suffered an attack of the grip just be
fore New Year; complications arose
and he failed to rally.
An employe of The Star since July,
1895, Mr. Hanford had risen steadily
from the grade of assistant bookkeeper
and at the time of his death was an
executive of manifold duties. There
was scarcely an activity of the com
pany or of its various beneficial funds
and plans in which he did not take a
responsible part. He enjoyed the
esteem and the trust of the officers and
stockholders to a remarkable extent.
His acquaintance with Washington
business and professional men was a
wide one and was both the cause and
the effect of his extraordinary
Born in Sterling. Va., June 27,
1874, the son of Levi and Emma
Gardiner Hanford. Mr. Hanford came
as a youth to Washington, where
he attended the old Washington
High School, now Central High.
Later he graduated from the Eaton,
Burnett and Durling Business Col
lege, at Twelfth and F streets,
and came to this newspaper when
just past his 21st birthday. Al
most immediately he began to dis
play those qualities which led to
his advancement and to his ulti
mate position with the company. He
had much to do with the problems
connected with the planning and
occupancy of the large annex, built
on Eleventh street in 1920, and re
ceived special recognition therefor.
He was co-executor and co-trustee for
a number of the owners of The Star,
now deceased. He was treasurer and
(See HANFORD, Page A-6.)
Looks to High Tribunal and
Business for Aid to
by the Associated Press.
President Roosevelt’s strategy on
entering his second administration,
sources in touch with him understood
today, will be to give the Supreme
Court and business an opportunity
to “follow the election returns” and
guide his course by the results.
Unless more liberal interpretations
of the Constitution are forthcoming
and business steps-up employment,
enlargement of legislative powers may
be undertaken and budget balancing
will be deferred.
This was the consensus at the Cap
itol and among White House advisers,
on the basis of the two blunt mes
sages Mr. Roosevelt addressed to Con
: gress this week.
Democratic leaders expected him to
follow through in the inaugural ad*
dress January 20 as part of a program
to activate public opinion on the
wage and hour and unemployment
Breathless from the rush of open
ing developments, the Senate and
House welcomed a recess today to
(See CONGRESS, Page A-2~J
Planned to Clean Up County in
Kentucky—18 of 25 In
dicted Sought.
By the Associated Press.
PRESTONSBURG. Ky.. January 9.
—A secret organization known in this
mountain region as the "Black legs,”
of which 25 alleged members are under
indictment here for criminal syndi
calism. had planned to “clean up”
Magoffin County and “make men who
refused to work go to work,” Common
wealth’s Attorney Earl R. Cooper of
Salyersville said today.
The indictments grew out of a pur
ported beating and robbery last April
of a country storekeeper in Floyd
County, who. Commonwealth's At
torney O. C. Hall said, had criticized
activities of the organization.
While authorities pressed search for
18 of the Indicted men still at large,
action of the Floyd County grand
jury prompted mountainfolk, hereto
fore silent for fear of reprisals, to tell
officers of midnight floggings of men
and women by a band of terrorists
along the Magoffln-Floyd County
Cooper said the “Black Legs" was an
offshoot of an unemployed men’s
league organized in Magoffin County
about a year ago and functioned ap
proximately “two or three weeks.”
GULFPORT, Miss., January 9 (JP).
—Floyd Devine, local manger of the
Biloxi City Bus Lines, was shot and
fatally wounded last night and police
said they were hunting a man listed
as Robert Tinsley, an employe who
was discharged Thursday, in con
nection with the case.
Mrs. Devine, who was with her
husband at the time of shooting, is
a sister-in-law of Jerome “Dizzy”
Dean, the base ball pitcher. Two of
five bullets took effect.
Airline Seeks Huskier Girls
As Sleeper Planes Hostesses
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK. January 9.—Those
pretty girls who make their living
being pleasant and helpful 10,000 feet
in the air will continue to be pretty,
but some of them will be bigger.
One of the country’s largest air
lines (American Airlines) sent out a
call today for larger girls to handle
the heavier duties aboard its fleet of
sleeper ships.
‘‘A girl can weigh up to 120 pounds
and we don’t mind,” said Howard
Kurtz, assistant superintendent of
stations for the airline.
‘‘The work on the sleepers is heavier
than the girls’ duties on the average
day run and a little taller and huskier
girls get along better on the route
than the 100-pounders.”
Charm, Drains ana a graduate degree
in nursing remain prerequisite to get
ting a Job as airplane stewardess.
Previously, however, the height limit
was 5 feet 4 inches and the weight
limit 110 pounds. Now an extra inch
of height and 10 more pounds are
permitted. The age limit for begin
ners remains at 28 years.
The stewardesses, who serve pas
sengers with meals, hot drinks and
cigarettes and take tickets, have even
more duties on the sleepers.
They take care of 14 passengers in
separate berths. They have pillows,
blankets and sheets to manipulate.
And, again, there’s a supper to serve
before midnight on the flight West
from Newark, and breakfast to serve
as the sun and the plane cross the
Sierra Nevadas headed for Lot Angeles, I
Congress Merely Sought Re
port on Fair Proportion
of Expenses.
$2,533,347 Figure Probably Will
Be Revised if Formula
Is Adopted.
The Lump Sum
Not Reduced,
But Abolished
The fiscal relations formula
does not reduce the lump sum.
It abolishes the lump sum.
The $2,533,347 estimated as
reimbursable to the District is
not a Federal payment. Part of
it .comes from increased assess
ments on local property owners.
Part of it comes from new fees
tuition and library, for non
residents using schools and
There is no more Federal pay
ment, as understood in the pas:.
All the cost of local maintenance
*s placed on local taxpayers—
with incidental exceptions. The
accompanying story gives the
source of some of the items mak
ing up the $2,533.347—mistakenly
regarded as a new and lower
lump sum.
Chairman Glass of the Senate Ap
propriations Committee today de
clared the Jacobs fiscal relations re
port went beyond the functions in
tended by Congress when it authorized
the inquiry which resulted in the re
port recommending the end of Fed
eral lump-sum contribution to the
upkeep of the Capital City.
“'From what I have read of the re
port.” said Senator Glass, "they seem
to have exceeded the proper functions
designed by the act of Congress.
We simply asked for a report as to
what was, in their judgment, after
thorough investigation, a fair propor
tion of the District expenses that
should be assumed by the Federal
‘ We did not ask them to go into
the question of suffrage, either local
or general, or any kindred subject.
It is fair to assume that Congress
already knows as much, if not infi
nitely more, than this commission
concerning matters of that sort.
“I cannot speak for other members
of the Senate Appropriations Com
mittee, but for myself I may say that
I shall want to analyze very carefully
the report of this commission before
advocating its approval by Congress."
Opposed Cut in Payment.
Senator Glass was one of the Sen
ate conferees who took a firm stand
last year against the proposal then
made to cut the Federal payment
from $5,700,000 to $2,700,000. When
the Senate finally compromised on
$5,000,000 as the Federal lump sum
for this year, there was coupled with
it the provision authorizing the Presi
dent to have the study made which
resulted in report sent to Congress
yesterday. In this report the lump
sum, as such, is scrapped entirely
and a formula laid down for measur
ing £he value of services which either
the local or Federal government
renders to the other.
The effect of the formula for tha
next fiscal year would be to eliminate
the Federal obligation entirely and
merely have Federal agencies reim
burse the District for any services it
renders. This Federal money coming
back to the District next year would
be even less than the $2,700,000 the
House proposed last year.
Figure May Be Revised.
Meanwhile it developed that the
$2,533,347 figure set up in the report aa
the amount the District would be reim
bursed by the Federal Government and
private citizens receiving special serv
ices in the coming fiscal year probably
will be revised if Congress scraps the
present lump-sum payment and adopt*
the proposed three-point formula.
J. L. Jacobs, Chicago efficiency en
gineer and tax expert who directed
the fiscal relations study, admitted
that the $2,533,347 figure was arrived
(See FISCAL, Page A-6.)
Pursuit Over Two Counties Begins
With Attempt at Cross-Tie
Theft Arrest.
By the Associated Press.
9.—A 35-year-old man, identified by
his driver’s permit as Leroy Stribling
of Midland, Va., was shot and in
stantly killed by Special Officer S.
Walker Burgess of Spotsylvania
County, late yesterday afternoon after
a 30-mile chase through two counties.
Pursuit began when Stribling wrested
free from the officer who had placed
him under arrest in the woods near
Four Mile Fork, Spotsylvania County,
where Stribling was loading allegedly
stolen railroad ties from a cache to
his track. Stribling thwarted capture
on the spot, Burgess declared, by
climbing into the truck and locking
the doors.
Stribling started the engine and
sped away, with Burgess closely trail
Running the truck up a blind farm
lane on Skinners neck, Caroline
County, about 12 miles from here,
Stribling swung the big machine
around in an effort to retrace his
course to the Tidewater Trail. Bur
gess asserted Stribling made another
attempt to crash into his car in the
maneuver, forcing the officer to drive
into a wheat field.
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