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SLIGHT SHOCK FELT
NEAR TIPTON1LE
AS 115.000 MEN
BOLSTER DEFENSES
Tennessee Townspeople Re
port Brief Trembling at
3 A.M., but Say Levees
Were Undamaged.
EVACUATION OF 8,000
ORDERED AT PADUCAH
%
Military Authorities Told to Use
Force if Necessary to Remove
Citizenry — Louisville, Cincin
nati and Portsmouth Begin
Clean-Up.
Full Page of Flood Picturet
on Page AS.
By the Associated Press.
A slight earth tremor injected a
new and fearsome element into the
Mississippi Valley flood fight today
near Tiptonville, Tenn., as a pick
and-shovel army of 115,000 men
labored along both banks of the river
to strengthen levees against a de
gtructive “super flood.”
Dike workers and townspeople re
ported there was a brief trembling
of the earth about 3 a m. in the area
where a century ago an earthquake
formed the vast Reelfoot Lake east
of the river.
A hasty inspection by engineers
Indicated the earthen walls were not
breached.
"It lasted for several seconds,”
■aid Chief of Police Pete Smith, "but
there wasn’t any damage. The levees
are still holding above town.”
The Weather Bureau said today
rain was expected tonight and Sun
day over the Ohio Valley. Occasional
rains are expected over the lower
Mississippi Valley.
Warmer weather was forecast over
most of the flooded areas, but it will
be colder Sunday.
Defenses Are Bolstered.
Meanwhile a pick and shovel army,
bolstered by reinforcements, raised
breastworks on both sides of the river
and awaited the aero hour, to come
when the crest of the flood from the
Ohio River sweeps past Cairo, 111.,
probably next Wednesday, and begins
its rush down the Mississippi to the
Gulf.
Then will come the test of the
gigantic billion-dollar levee system.
Anxious thousands in the river low
lands between Cairo and New Orleans
prayed they would be saved from the
fate of their fellow Americans in the
Ohio River basin.
The pick and shovel army waged a
strenuous and apparently successful
fight to hold the dike across Slough
Landing Neck, a few miles above
Tiptonville, Tenn., and redoubled its
efforts to raise a bulkhead as the
flood waters inched toward the top of
a 60-foot seawall at Hickman, Ky.
Live Stock Removed.
Preparing for any eventuality, re
moval of live stock and cattle was
Under way in threatened lowlands
along the 'Mississippi from Hickman
to the mouth of the White River in
Arkansas, while evacuation of resi
dents along broken tributary levees
Virtually was completed.
On the lower Ohio the rampaging
flood waters forced complete evacua
tion of 8,000 persons from Paducah,
Ky., after the State health commis
sioner reported the city was unin
habitable. Military authorities were
ordered to use force if necessary to
remove the citizenry.
As the water crept higher 4,000 em
battled residents of Cairo, 80 years old
today, could only watch and wait for
the crisis.
Its seawall raised by hurriedly built
bulkheads to 63 feet, Army Engineers
confidently predicted the old river
shipping center, resting in a "V”
formed by the Ohio and Mississippi,
would escape as it has done through
all the floods since the Civil War.
Backwaters of the Ohio forced resi
dents of Karnak and Ullin, small
towns on the Cache River in IlUnois.
to higher ground, and at Mounds 300
persons awaited rescue from second
Story windows.
Above Paducah the flood had done
** (See FLOOD, Page A-ll.) ~
DEFENDERS REPULSE
ATTACK ON MADRID
Fieroe Assault Host of Night Ter
rifies Populace—Four Planes
Are Captured.
Bt tb« Associated Press.
MADRID, January SO.—Madrid’s
defenders repulsed today one of the
fiercest attacks on the capital since
Gen. Francisco Franco’s insurgent
troops besieged it
Fascists showered government lines
With ceaseless rifle and machine gun
lire, bombarded them with cannon and
mortars and then charged.
Starting after nightfall last night,
the battle spread from one sector to
another—in Casa de Csmpo Park on
the west, University City to the north
and Users to the south. It wss not
ended until almost daybreak today.
The populace was terrified.
The sky wss streaked with light by
the flashes of cannon fire.
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Pole Saves Flood Worker
Paul Schmidt, Red Cross official, was thrown into the flood
waters near Evansville, Ind., while on a tour of inspection. A
cameraman aboard a boat, which hurried to his rescue, caught
this graphic picture as Schmidt held himself above water by
clinging to a telephone pole. —Copyright A. P. Wirephoto
Cairo Awaits Crisis as Flood
Waters of Ohio River Rise
Crest of 58.75 Brings Nearer Supreme
Test of City’s Emergency Defense
Against Inundation.
BT the Associated Press.
CAIRO. 111., January 30.—Slowly, so
slowly as to belie its power, the mighty
Ohio River rose today to 58.75 feet
bringing nearer and nearer its cer
tain test of Cairo’s emergency defense
against inundation.
Each 60 minutes, at a rate of one
one-hundredth of a foot—12-100ths of
an inch, a measurement barely per
ceptible to the eye—the river crept
up. hour by hour during the night,
to the highest stage in the history of
the city, 80 years old today.
One and one-fourth feet of leeway—
a desperately small margin of certain
safety—remained before the turbid
waters topped the city’s 60-foot •'sea
wall” and lapped at a hastily con
structed wood and dirt bulkhead
thrown up In a last-minute effort to
stave off the river.
Of Cairo's 13.500 population, only
4,000 persons, all but 500 of them
men who had labored to strengthen
and raise the protecting embankments,
still were here to await the Ohio’s
whim—and the river’s whim along its
upper course has been devastation and
destruction.
NEW MADRID. Mo„ below Cairo
at the southern tip of the huge birds
point—New Madrid spillway, the Mis
sissippi’s steady rise slowed slightly to
day and Col. Edwin C. Kelton of the
United States Army Engineers said:
"All the levees are in good shape
1 here. The situation is well in hand.
There have been reports clreulatlng
(See CAIRO, Page A-ll.)
National Flood Fund Is Over
Half of Amount
Needed.
Flood relief contributions to the
District Chapter of the American Red
Cross had reached a high mark of
$150,166.21 today, with funds still
coming in. The quota for the local
unit was $120,000.
At the same time national head
quarters of the Red Cross announced
that it had received pledges, checks
and cash amounting to $6,417,000. It
is seeking a gross fund of $10,000,000.
In the achievement of surpassing
the District quota most effective work
has been reported by the govern
mental unit under direction of Maj.
Gen. Fred W. Boschen, chief of
finance, United States Army, Gen.
Boschen reported the following de
partment contributions this morning,
totals to date:
Treasury Department, $6,000; War
Department, $4,000; Department of
Agriculture, $3,200 and six truck loads
of clothing; Veterans’ Administration,
$2,600; Department of Commerce, $2,
560; Railroad Retirement Board, $300.
From the United States Soldiers'
Home came 85 cases of clothing.
Other Large Donations.
Among other local contributions re
ported today was an increase in that
of The Evening star Co. from $250 to
$1,000. The Zonta Club contributed
$460 and the Sanitary Grocery Co.,
$500. E. G. Yonker, president of the
Sanitary Co., augmented their con
tribution by his personal check for an
extra $100. The Midwinter Dinner
Committee of the Washington Board
of Trade contributed $60 and the
Parent-Teacher Association of Wheat
ley School announced collection of
$80. The Potomac Electric Power Co.
gave $1,000 and Eugene Meyer in
creased his donation to $1,000.
Additional local contributions are
(See RED CROSS, Page A-10.)
Star Will Receive Funds for
Red Cross Flood Relief
The District of Columbia has been assigned a quota of $120,000
(originally $24,000) for flood relief by the Amercan Red Cross.
The Evening Star will assist in raising the required amount by
receiving and acknowledging' in its columns the contributions of
Washingtonians. Make checks payable to District Chapter, American
Red Cross, for flood relief. Bring or mail them to the cashier, The
Evening Star.
Those who desire to submit their contributions directly to the
American Red Cross may send or deliver cash or checks to the
District Chapter, American Red Cross, 1730 E street.
10 CUT ITS RATES
Reduction Will Start Mon
day—Company Profits
Increase.
Rates of the Potomac Electric Power
Co., beginning Monday, will be reduced
by a total of $504,021, with the cut
divided nearly equally between do
mestic and commercial consumers,
under an order issued today by the
Public Utilities Commission.
The rate reduction results from ap
plication of the sliding scale plan for
annual adjustment of consumers’ bills,
on which a public hearing was held
Monday. At the time, commission
calculations showed the company had
earnings during the past year of $1,
000,266 in excess of the basic return
of 6% per cent fixed in the plan.
The new rates will mean a reduc
tion of about 20 cents a month on the
bill of the average domestic consumer,
calculating that such average con
sumer uses 84 kilowatt hours of power
a month. The commission did not
approve the request of the Federa
tion of Citiaens’ Associations for a
reduction of the basic return allowed
the company on an agreed valuation
from 6% per cent to 6 per cent.
The commission found that evidence
taken at the hearing tended to show
that the rate base of the company—
that is, the estimated value of its plant
for rate-making purposes—was $70,
136,259.79 as of December 31, 1936.
It is against this figure that the basic
return is applied to determine the
amount of excess profits during the
past year, which sum is used in cal
culating what should be the rate
changes for the new year.
There have been annual rate reduc
tions each year since 1925, when the
sliding scale plan was instituted. Last
year the rate cut amounted to more
than $300,000, and the much greater
rate cut this year, in spite of the re
duction in the basic return from 7 to
(See PEPCO, Page A-ll.)
MISS PERKINS HITS
SLOAN’S DECISION
TO AVOID PARLEY
“I Had Assurances/’ As
serts Secretary as Dead
lock Remains Unbroken.
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NON-UNION WORKERS
INSIST ON HEARING
Flan to Return to State House
Monday to Confer With
Gov. Murphy.
Br the Associated Press.
Secretary Perkins termed ‘‘an ex
traordinary performance” today the
General Motors Corp.’s withdrawal
from a tentative agreement to hold a
peace conference with representatives
of the striking United Automobile
Workers.
"I had assurances and I gave assur
ances. and then the assurances were
withdrawn," Miss Perkins said after
Alfred P. Sloan, Jr.. General Motors
president, notified her by telephone
from New York that he could not
carry out the tentative agreement.
After a long conference with Sloan
in her office yesterday afternoon, Miss
Perkins said she felt the long dead
lock in the strike had been broken.
She was arranging with John L.
Lewis, chairman of the Committee for
Industrial Organization, for the peace
conference when she received Sloan's
message.
Murphy Ready to Act.
Before the breakdown of the agree
ment became known Gov. Murphy of
Michigan said:
"I have plans which I could not put
into effect while Federal conferences
are in progress. If I don't get good
news from Washington I will be pre
pared to act immediately to bring the
parties together.”
One usually well Informed person
here said John Thomas Smith, New
York attorney for General Motors,
planned to go ahead Monday with a
suit to evict ‘‘sit-down’’ strikers from
G. M. C. plants by court order.
This person said Smith advised
against the proposal that would have
renewed negotiations with the strik
ing United Automobile Workers.
Friends said Miss Perkins was
“stunned" by Sloan's decision, but
still was determined to bring the cor
poration and union leaders together
around a conference table.
It was the second time Sloan had
left the Capital during an attempt to
find some basis for negotiations.
When he left Washington after
talking with Miss Perkins last week,
Sloan said he could see no use in
further conferences. He declined Miss
Perkins’ later request that he return,
and President Roosevelt expressed dis
appointment he had refused.
WORKERS BESIEGE MURPHY. y
DETROIT, January 30 (A1).—Non
union auto workers who “sat down"
in the Michigan State Capitol for 10
hours in protest against “sit-down”
strikes in two General Motors plants,
said today they would return to the
State House Monday if there has been
no “definite and satisfactory solu
tion."
The 25 demonstrators, employes of
the Chevrolet gear and axle plant
at Detroit, occupied folding chairs
just outside Gov. Prank Murphy’s
office after a conference with him,
(See STRIKE, Page A-10.)
COMMISSIONERS HAZEN
AND ALLEN CONFIRMED
Senate Votes Approval for Three
Tear Terms—Action Taken
Without Debate.
The Senate today confirmed Com
missioners Melvin C. Hazen and George
E. Allen for three-year terms. Action
was taken without debate and followed
quickly the favorable report made by
the District Committee on both nomi
nations last night.
Summary of Today’s Star
Page.
Art .B-3
Amusements. C-7
Books__B-2
Comics_C-10
Church News,
B-5-6-7
Editorial — A-6
Financial ...A-1I
Lost & Found A-3
Music-B-4
Page.
Obituary .—A-10
Puzzles C-10
Radio_- A-7
Real Estate,
C-l to 6
Short Story.C-11
Society _A-9
Sports .....C-8-9
Woman's Pg.. B-8
FOREIGN.
Russia spares Radek and 3 others, con
demning 13 to die. Page A-l
Hitler outlines alms as he starts new
term. Page A-l
Gen. Hayashi strives to form new
Japanese cabinet. Page A-8
NATIONAL.
A alight earth tremor injects new fear
into flood area. Page A-l
$1,864,400,000 tax collections In first
half of fiscal year. Page A-l
Thousands dance tonight at President's
birthday balls. Page A-l
End of maritime strike looms as
workers plan vote. Page A-l
Pan-American Union silent in row
over annex. Page A-3
WASHINGTON AND VICINITY.
Quiz CO Gannon In suit rsopetai
Monday. Page A-li
Pennsylvania avenue auditorium sits
suggested. « Page A-14
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SPARED, 1310 DIE
Ten-Year Term in Soviet
Plot “to Hold Fiery Editor
as Witness.”
By the Associated Press.
MOSCOW, January 30.—Karl Radek
was spared from death as a traitor
against the Soviet government, au
thoritative sources declared today, 60
his testimony might be used at future
conspiracy trials.
The fiery Radek, who refused to beg
for clemency and leered at the un
expected leniency of his Judges, was
sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment
and deprived of his political life for
five more.
Thirteen fellow-conspirators of the
17 who faced trial were sentenced to
death before a firing squad, after for
lorn pleas for mercy. Both individ
ually and as a group.
It was their last chance and despite
it, informed sources said, the first an
nouncement that “the verdict of the
court has been carried out”—meaning
the 13 had been shot—was expected
tomorrow.
The belief grew in foreign circles
Radek was spared not only because
of his value as a witness at trials
almost certainly planned against other
Trotzkyists, but also because of his
potential services to the nation in
(See RADEK, Page A-ll.)
" -•
TAX COLLECTIONS
GAIN $267,127,008
$1,864,400,000 Bt ported by
Treasury for First Half
of Fiscal Year.
B» the Associated Press.
The Treasury said today internal rev
enue levies put $1,864,000,000 in Uncle
Sim's cash box during the first half
of this fiscal year. This was $267,
127,008 more than for the same pe
riod a year ago.
The increase, led by sharp gains in
income taxes, extended to 56 of the
68 tax classifications. It was attained
despite a sharp down-pull on revenues
from invalidation of taxes under the
agricultural adjustment act. These
levies put $68,491,000 in the Federal
till during the period a year ago.
Returns from individual income
taxes climbed $65,516,000 in the six
months ending December 31 to $302,
892,000. Corporate income tax rev
enue rose $73,198,000 to $392,149,000.
Hazen and Allen confirmations ex
pected today. Page A-14
King bill widens right to suspend
crash drivers. Page A-14
SPORTS.
Pastor makes Louis look bad, although
losing verdict. Page C-8
Western, Tech make title path rough
for Eastern. Page C-8
Diamond bargains like Oobb rare, says
Connie Mack. Page C-8
Columbus u. boxers meet Wake Forest
team tonight. Page C-8
Milers head K. C. track program at
Boston. Page C-8
More cussin' base ball’s greatest need
—Marquard. Page C-9
Match play starts In San Francisco
open golf. Page C-9
Picking Ryder Golf Oup team presents
problem. ' Page C-9
EDITORIAL COMMENT,
mis and mat Page A-6
Answers to Questions. Page A-6
Stan, Men and Atoms. Page A-6
David Lawrence. Page A-7
Paul Mallon. Page A-7
Mark Sullivan. Page A-7
Jay Franklin. Page A-7
Headline Folk. Page A-7
MISCELLANY.
Traffic Convictions. Page A-4
Vital Statistics. Page A-4
Betsy Caswell. Page B-8
Dorothy Dlx. Page B-S
Bedtime Story. PageC-11
Young Washington. PageC-16
Nature's Children. ^ Page 0-16
President to Give Dinner Party
To Birthday Well Wishers
Small Group of Old Friends9 Informal
Guests Tonight, to Include Secre
taries Early and McIntyre.
President Roosevelt will celebrate
his 55th birthday at the White House
tonight with an informal dinner party
which will be attended by a small
group of old friends.
In this group will be the members
of what the President affectionately
refers to as the “old gang,” which Is
composed of those who were asso
ciated with him when he was Assistant
Secretary of the Navy and during his
campaign as Democratic vice presi
dential candidate in 1920.
In this group will be Stephen Early
and Marvin H. McIntyre of the Presi
dent’s secretariat; Thomas M. Lynch
and Stanley Prenosil of New York,
James P. Sullivan of Boston, Miss
Marguerite LeHand, the President’s
private secretary, and Charles Mc
Carthy of this city.
Another group of old friends, who
have been at many preceding birth
day dinners of Mr. Roosevelt, will be
on hand tonight. They are Kirke
Simpson of the Associated Press, Miss
Marion Dickerman and Miss Nancy
Cook of New York, Miss Grace Tully,
Miss Margaret Durand and Mrs.
Malvina T. Sheider of the White
House stall.
Others who will attend the party
are Secretary of the Treasury and
Mrs. Morgenthau, Judge Rosenman of
New York; James Roosevelt, Jr., the
President’s oldest son, and his wife;
Capt. Paul Bastedo. White House
naval aide; Col. Edwin M. Watson,
White House military aide; Dr. Ross
T. Mclntire, White House physician.
(See PRESIDENT, Page A-ll.)
THOUSANDS AWAIT
BIRTHDAYDANCING
Mrs. Roosevelt to Make Per
sonal Appearance at Each
Ball Tonight.
Waltzes and fox trots favored by
President Roosevelt will float through
the ball rooms of seven of the Capi
tal's best hotels tonight as thousands
dances so that other* may walk again.
Society and Hollywood celebrities
will rub shoulders with Government
clerks and modest Job holders—all
suffused with the spirit of making
the Chief Executive's 65th birthday
anniversary celebration a success.
Mrs. Roosevelt will make a per
sonal appearance at each of the
parties to greet the crowds and hear
the music of the country’s leading
orchestras imported for the occasion.
The President, from his study in the
White House, will express his thanks
to the birthday gatherings by radio
at 11:24 p.m.
Funds to Be Divided.
Funds raised by the balls are to
be divided between local communities
to assist crippled children and re
search organizations studying the
causes of infantile paralysis.
Henry L. Doherty, chairman of the
National Committee arranging balls
in honor of the President, wrote the
President yesterday that he was con
tributing $100,000, to be divided equally
between flood relief and infantile
paralysis funds.
Up to midnight last night more
than 3,000 $2.50 tickets—which will
permit the holders to attend one and
all of the parties—were reported by
Commissioner George E. Allen, chair
man of the Balls Committee here, to
have been sold.
Hundreds of others have been pur
chased with the “I O U” of Federal
employes, anxious to aid the cause,
* (See BIRTHDAY, Page A-10.)
ARMY BUYS FROM T0KI0
Japanese Cement in Hawaii For
tification le Strike Beault.
HONOLULU, January 30 (A3).—As a
result of the Pacific Coast maritime
strike Japanese cement has been
poured Into at least one united States
Army fortification in Hawaii, officers
said today.
Simultaneously they expressed fear
the strike, by delaying shipments of
building materials, would Impede
progress on the Army’s $18,000,000
Hlckam Field, under construction near
here.
Army authorities said the use of
200,000 pounds of Japanese cement
was essential to completion of the
Lalamanu ammunition storage depot.
They said the cement met Federal
specifications la eyery detail.
SENATE APPROVES
AUDITOR|UM BILE
Backs Plan for Commission
to Study Proposal
for Structure.
The Senate today passed the Robin
son bill setting up a commission to
make plans for a public auditorium in
the National Capital.
The measure went through unani
mously and now goes to the House,
where early consideration Is expected.
It designates the chairmen of the
Senate and House Public Buildings and
Grounds Committees and Secretary of
Interior Ickes as a board of three to
study the subject and report later at
this session recommendations as to
location and estimated cost of an audi
torium suitable to be used for inaugural
ceremonies, large conventions and
other important events that are held
In the Capital.
The commission also is instructed
to advise Congress how the cost of the
structure should be borne.
Approved two days ago by the Sen
ate committee headed by Senator Con
nally. Democrat, of Texas, the bill
was taken up as soon as the Senate
met today. The only debate was a
statement by Minority Leader McNary
that he had intended to ask that the
bill go over until Monday because he
thought it oontained the legislation to
provide for the auditorium. Upon
learning, however, that it is limited to
creating the commission to submit
plana, he said he had no objection to
Immediate action.
Linhim Voices Sympathy.
Representative Lanham, Democrat,
of Texas, chairman of the House
Public Buildings and Grounds Com
mittee, already has made known he
is in sympathy with the proposed
study of the need for the auditorium.
The bill probably will go to his com
mittee in the House.
The movement for an auditorium,
although talked of for many years,
was dormant until Inauguration day,
when the heavy rain during the out
door ceremonies impressed on mem
bers of Congress the lack of a place
(See AUDITORIUM, Page A-14.) “
DANCER TO GET $3,000
Staff* Juvenile Agrees to Settle
After Case Goes to Jury*
NEW YORK, January 30 W).—Ktna
Ross, the dancer whose real name is
Florence Roberts, will receive $3,000
from Oscar Shaw, juvenile of the
stage, because he allegedly pushed her
down a flight of stairs in a San Diego,
Calif., theater and injured her on
February 36, 1933.
Shaw, sued for $50,000, denied bliss
Roberts’ charges, but three and a half
hours after the case went to a State
Supreme Court jury yesterday he
agreed to settle. He will pay $500 now
andtaooa
HIRER PLEDGES
AID OF GERMANY
IN DEALING WITH
WORLD PROBLEMS
Fuehrer, Starting New Term,
“Wipes Out” War Guilt
Confession of Versailles,
Renounces Isolation.
AGAIN STATES CLAIMS
TO FORMER COLONIES
Asks Friendship With France as
He Assures Listeners “Time of
So-Called Surprises*' From
Reich Is Ended—Restates Self
Assumed Military Sovereignty.
B» the Associated Press.
BERLIN, January 30.—Adolf Hitler
“wiped out” with a solemn and dra
matic sentence today the German
World War guilt confession of Ver
sailles.
In the next breath he told his ex
ultant Reichstag and the world that
“the time of so-called surprises" from
Nazi Germany is “ended.”
He pledged Germany’s “loyal co
operation” in the problems that beset
humanity. He renounced German
“Isolation.” He asked friendship with
Prance.
He reiterated Germany’s claim for
restoration of her former colonies and
left the door open for an “arrange
ment” with Portugal, although saying
nothing about the expected acquisition
of Angola.
"Germany once built up a colonial
empire without robbing anybody or
violating any treaty or making war,”
he said. “This empire was taken from
us. The reasons assigned today for
attempting to excuse this taking away
do not hold water!”'
Restates Military Sovereignty.
To a Reichstag “Helling” Itself mad
with joy on the fourth birthday of
Nazi power, Der Fuehrer restated
Germany’s self-assumed military sov
ereignty, declared finis to any but
| German control of Reichsbank and
federal railways matters, proclaimed
“a natural end” to those parts of the
Versailles treaty which made Ger
many inferior and cried:
“I hereby most solemnly withdraw
the German signature from that
declaration forced upon a weak gov
ernment against its better knowl
edge—the declaration (in the treaty
of Versailles) to the effect Germany
was guilty of starting the World War.
Nine European nations—Including
Fascist Spain—Her Hitler listed as
having “improved” relations with the
Reich.
He cited the anti-Communist pact
trith Japan as proof of the Reich’s
desire to avoid isolation.
He offered pledges of "incontestible"
neutrality to Belgium and the Nether
lands.
He added:
“As a state with equal rights Ger
many * * • will loyally co-operate in
solving the problems which stir us
and other nations.”
For the Versailles pact it was all but
a coup de grace—climaxing, as it did,
Germany’s rebuilt army, navy and
air force, her remilitarized Rhineland,
her assumption of control of her own
waterways.
Of the colonial question, the chan
cellor said:
"Germany makes no colonial de
mands upon countries which took no
colonies from her. Germany never
demanded colonies for military pur
poses. but exclusively for economic
reasons.
“In our closely settled country, our
(See REICH, Page A-2.)
100 LIQUOR DEALERS
STOP SALES TONIGHT
That Many Have Failed to Com*
ply With Rules in Time to
Get 1937 Permits.
Approximately 100 retailers will have
to stop sale of alcoholic beverages to
night, at least for a temporary period,
because they have failed' to comply
with one or more District regulations
in time to obtain 1937 liquor, beer or
wine permits.
Most of the 100, according to the
Alcoholic Beverage Control Board,
will be without new permits after mid
night because they have not provided
required plumbing In some cases,
the retailers have failed to pay pay
roll taxes under the unemployment
compensation Insurance act, or to ob
tain restaurant permits, and some
have failed to pay license fefes for
their new beverage permits.
Most of the affected retailers are
engaged In the sale of beer and light
wines, either on-sale or off-sale. The
board said there were a few retailers
at hard liquor who also did not ob
tain new permits before the board's
offices closed at 1 pm.
All dealers who do not have 1937
beverage permits must cease beverage
sales at midnight tonight. During
1936, 1,910 permits of all classes were
issued, and to date 1,810 new ones
have been written.
Recovers From Mauling.
LOS ANOET.ES, January 30
Capt. Roman Prcake waa reported re
covering today from a mauling admin
istered by two Bengal tigers la a
theater here ^st night.

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