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MESSAGE 10 ASK
President to Recommend
Congress Action on Rich
Mellon Gift.
>T the Associated Press.
President Roosevelt has prepared a
special message recommending that
Congress accept the costly art collec
tion offered to the American people by
Andrew Mellon. Secretary of the
Treasury in the Hoover administra
tion.
Value of the collection has been
estimated from $19,000,000 to $50,
000.000. In a recent conference with
the President, Mellon offered not only
to give it to the Nation but build a
national art gallery here to house it.
Mr. Roosevelt disclosed yesterday
that, in addition to his recommenda
tions on the Mellon offer, he has
prepared two other special messages
to Congress. These are on the re
lated subjects of water conservation
and a report by the Great Plains
Drought Committee.
Meetings Exploratory.
Mr. Roosevelt emphasized at his
press conference that his almost daily
meetings with business, labor and con
gressional leaders concerning labor
and neutrality legislation were merely
of an exploratory character.
The President indicated approval of
Secretary Perkins' proposal to empower
the Labor Department to subpoena
witnesses and records in labor con
troversies to lay the groundwork for
conciliation efforts.
Talking to reporters on a diversity of
Other matters, Mr. Roosevelt disclosed
that:
The State Department and Chair
man Pittman of the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee were in accord on
permanent neutrality objectives.
Flood Wake Survey.
Plans had been made to send a
Committee of five high officials to
Memphis to start a sanitation and re
habilitation survey in the flood's wake.
He had discussed plans for improv
ing the quality of Government per
sonnel by holding more frequent civil
service tests and restricting the num
ber who take them.
He is opposed to barring congres
sional investigating committees from
utilizing personnel of the executive de
partments. He said he saw no reason
for discontinuing this practice if it
did not disrupt executive staffs.
Bride, 9 Years
Old, Given Doll
On Honeymoon
Husband, 22, Makes
Plans for New
Farm Home.
gy the Associated Press.
SNEEDVILLE. Tenn., January 30 —
Honeymooning in a mountain cabin.
8-year-old Eunice Winstead Johns
played happily today with her doll—
a gift from her 22-year-old husband
while he laid plans for their new farm
home.
Charlie Johns, 6-foot, black-haired
mountaineer, said they would build a
cabin about 15 miles from this little
East Tennessee town, and "go to
housekeeping" within a few weeks.
The little bride told shyly yesterday
©f her marriage 10 days ago to the
handsome youth.
"We slipped it over on them,” she
eaid, grinning, telling of tha ceremony
conducted by Rev. Walter Lamb,
elderly minister.
Eunice spends most of her time
playing with her doll, a gift from her
husband, but is beginning to take
Interest in her wifely duties, her
mother, Mrs. Lewis Winstead, 33, said.
"Charlie has several acres of land,
gome cattle and other live stock," Mrs.
Winstead added. "Eunice had claimed
Charlie for her's ever since we lived
here. Of course, we never had any
Idea they had a serious thought about
each other, and they were married
before we knew it.”
"I married for the same reason
everybody else does, I reckon,” Johns
•aid. “I wanted a home.”
Parents of the couple showed no in
clination to interfere with the mar
riage.
The girl bride cannot cook or sew,
but showed interest today in quilt
scrape a neighbor brought her.
"I can make a bed," she declared
With childish pride. Her mother
added "she helps get dinner some
times.”
The bride's mother married at the
age of 16 and a sister, now 18 and
mother of a small baby, was married
at the age of 13.
_LOST. __
CORAL PIN with safety clasp: lost Wednes
day p.m.. between 11th and E to 13th and
F. Reward. Call Metropolitan 7146 until
6:30 p.m._•_
DOG—White, oart spitz, light brown ears
and soots on back, curly tall: vicinity Cal
vert st. bridge. Reward._North 6848.
HOUND PUPPY, female, light brown: in
Ashton Heights. Va.. January 26. Re
ward. Phone Clarendon 1182-J._
POINTER POPPY, male, liver and white,
lost 1st and M sts. s.e. Reward. North
,4560.
PUPPY—Will man driving truck with Va.
tags who picked up setter puppy. 5 months
old. white with black spots, at Bladensburs
rd. and District line, return same to 853
Forest drive, Hyattsville. Md.? Liberal
reward
RED CHOW. male, license No. 1412. lost
a week ago: last seen vicinity 1200 16th
st. n w Call District 4704._
ROSARY, with 16 decades, belonging to a
religious, at St. Mary's Church or on
G st.. between 8th and 10th sts.. Mon
day. about 4:45. Call Adams 8127. 30*
WATCH, man's. Initials "J. 8. C.” Re
ward. Randolph 2945._
VRI8T WATCH—Lady’s. Bulova. White
Eild: last Friday eight, vicinity 18th and
onroe n.e. Phone North 9752-J. Reward.
SPECIAL NOTICES.
1 WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR
debts contracted by any one other than,
myself CHARLES A. SCHANA. 3473
14th st. n.w.__1*
THE ANNUAL MEETING OP THE STOCK -
holders of the Union Co-operative Insur
ance Association of Washington. D. C„ for
te election of trustees and the transaction
of any other business that may be properly
brought before the meeting, will be held
at the office of the company at 1200 Fif
teenth st. n.w.. Washington. D. C„ on
Thursdgy. March 4, 1937. between the
hours of 12 o'clock noon and 1 o'clock p.m.
C. F. CROWDER.
Secretary-Treasurer_
I WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR
debts contracted by any one other than
myself. NORMAN L. ROOKS. 1402 T st.
a.e._81*_
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_ARTICLE VI.
The New Fiscal Issue
Recent Report on Fiscal Relations Overlooks the
Real Sources of Federal Obligation to Support
U. S. Capital—The Sources Named and Their
Importance Emphasized.
This is the sixth of a series of editorial articles discussing
parts of the fiscal relations issue suggested by the recent re
port of the so-called Jacobs Committee. Yesterday’s article
discussed some past findings in connection with the local tax
burden. Today’s article discussef the sources of the Federal
obligation to its Capital City.
According to the conclusions
reached by the recent fiscal
relations study, the little girl
who lives in Arlington County
and attends public school in the Dis
trict and the locally omnipotent, ex
clusively controlling National Govern
ment, bear exactly the same financial
obligation toward Capital City mainte
nance—in principle if not in amount.
The report does not put it exactly
that way, although that is what it
amounts to. The report held that
the little girl, and all non-resident
pupils, should pay tuition in return
for educational services rendered by
the District, while the National Gov
ernment should reimburse to the Dis
trict, through- Various departmental
appropriation bills, whatever amount
is reckoned by Federal officials as
being due the District for services
rendered.
As far as principle is concerned,
no difference In financial obligation
to maintenance of the American Cap
ital is noted as between, the non-resi
dent pupils and the National Gov
ernment. After their respective ob
ligations have been met. according tc
the report's complicated methods ol
estimating the amount—about $2,
500,000 in the 1938 budget—the people
of the District, with nothing to saj.
about whether the little girl from Vir
ginia is to be excluded because ot
crowded conditions in the schools
and without any voice in levying or
spending their local taxes, or the na
ture of services rendered for or by the
National Government, are supposed to
assume the remaining financial re
sponsibility.
Sources of the Federal Obligation.
Incredibly, but unfortunately true,
j the report ignores or overlooks the
chief sources of the National Govern
ment's obligation in support of its
Capital, which might be summarized
as follows:
1. The obligation based on ex
tensive real estate ownership of
the United States in the District
exempt from taxation.
2. The obligation based upon the
absolute control of the District of
Columbia by the National Govern
ment.
3. The obligations springing from
demands of patriotic pride in the
American Capital and the desire to
make it one of the beautiful cap
itals of the world.
4. The obligation based upon
heavy national taxes paid by the
people of the District.
5. The obligation to contribute
in lieu of the hundreds of millions
in grants, bounties and subsidies
paid by the Nation to the States
from national taxes to which the
District contributes more than half
the States, in a distribution of
which the District is not treated
as a State.
Excessive Tax-exempt Holdings.
The first obligation considered by
many persons is the obligation based
j on the large area of the District ex- i
j empt from taxation because of its oc
i cupancy by the National Government
| or by agencies and institutions located
I here because this is the Capital. The
obligation has the advantage of being
tangible and easily measured. It is,
moreover, an equitable obligation that
is generally recognized. Its single dis
advantage, as far as the District is
concerned, is that it injects the idea
of taxing the United States Gov
ernment—although that idea is not
necessarily founded on fact. The
United States Government already
recognizes an obligation of the
same sort in some other States
or municipalities, where its agencies
pay a sum "in lieu of taxation,” and
there is no sound reason why the same
principle should not apply, with great
er force, in the District of Columbia—
where the amount of tax-exempt prop
erty is in excess of any other Ameri
can city.
Reasoning of the Report.
It is interesting to note the curious
reasoning by which the recent fiscal
investigators ignore the obligation of
the United States on account of its
tax-exempt realty. The report sug
gests a lamentable failure to see the
woods because of such trees as the
labored point that Federal property in
the District should not be subject to
the ad valorem tax or to any other
tax; that some of the exempt property
in the District is used "wholly or in
part for the benefit of the District
as a community,” with such examples
as the National Training School for
Boys, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Colum
bia Institution for the Deaf, Smith
sonian Institution and grounds, the
United States Soldiers' Home, Walter
Reed Hospital, the headquarters of
the American Red Cross and the Pan
American Union; that in other cities
there has been a marked reduction in
assessed valuations of taxable proper
ties and a much smaller decline in the
District.
The points raised are largely irrele
vant, although disclaimers might be
entered at length in connection with
the inference that such institutions
as St. Elizabeth's Hospital, the Smith
sonian, the Botanic Garden, the
American Red Cross headquarters, the
Pan-American Union, Walter Reed,
etc., are maintained partly for "the
benefit of the District as a commu
nity.” Any free benefits from such in
stitutions are purely Incidental to their
essentially national or international
character. And the statement that
assessed values in the District did not
decline during the depression years as
much as assessed values in many other
cities is in the nature of a taunt to
the Federation of Citizens’ Associations
and other civic bodies which found
former Assessor Richards adamant in
his refusal to lower assessments in
proportion to the decline in property
values.
Overlooks Main Point.
The main point, of course, which
the report seems to ignore entirely is
that the National Government and the
tax-exempt agencies and institutions
located here because this is the Capital
are continually adding to the already
large area of tax-exempt property and
improvements, thereby placing a con
stantly-increasing tax liability upon
the constantly decreasing taxable area
remaining.
In the District approximately 41 per
cent of the total valuation of property
Is exempt from taxation; in total land
area, about 55 per cent—including the
streets—is exempt. Since 1930 the
percentage of tax-exempt property has
Increased from 33 to 41. This per*
S
centage is steadily increasing, with ad
ditional acquisitions by the Federal
Government and other non-taxable
institutions. Even *if the immediate
effect of acquisitions of land and the
improvements is to increase the value
of remaining private property, the
long-range effect—already noticeable
—is to drive property owners or pros
pective purchasers of property beyond
the boundaries of the District. Should
Congress take the point of view out
lined in the report, it is only a ques
tion of time before it will be forced to
choose between the alternatives of
driving its own employes out of the
District and witnessing the deteriora
tion of the Capital City community or
of offering compensatory inducements
for them to remain as property owners
and taxpayers.
Bureaa of Efficiency Method.
The Bureau of Efficiency reached
the conclusion that the "solution of
the problem (of measuring the na
tional obligation) lies in determining
the Federal Government's liability to
ward the cost of operation and main
tenance of the City of Washington
along two lines—namely, (1) Its tax
liability as a municipal taxpayer of
Washington in connection with the
ordinary cost of government of the
municipality; (2) its liability on ac
count of the loss of revenue and on
account of the extraordinary expendi
tures occasioned by the fact that
Washington is the Nation’s Capital, as
shown by the average experience of a
group of comparable cities.”
The Federal Government's liability
as a municipal taxpayer was based not
only on its ownership of real property,
but of personality, including tangibles
as well. This procedure was clearly
equitable in measuring the national
obligation that is based upon its ex
emption of all its property from tax
ation. Uncle Sam represents, for ex
ample, the Capital's Henry Ford. If
Ford were exempted from taxation the
exemption would apply to his per
sonalty, including intangibles, as well
as to his real estate. The National
Government’s liability on account of
the loss of revenue and on account of
extraordinary expenditures was deter
mined by measuring the excess ordi
nary real property exemptions—above
exemptions in comparable cities—and
the excess cost of park maintenance
and development resulting from the
system of National Capital parks.
This total liability, at the time of
its computation in the fiscal year 1932,
has. of course, increased. Adoption of
the method would prove a workable
and generally satisfactory solution of
the fiscal relations issue.
True Basis of Federal Obligation.
But the true basis of the Nation’s
obligation of proportionate contribu
tion to maintenance and development
of the Capital is not solely, or even
primarily, its ownership of District real
estate—though a substantial and con
tinuous obligation does exist In that
connection.
The strongest obligation resting on
the Nation arises from the fact that
political power and financial obligation
are inseparably coupled in a manner
which the late Senator Work? of Cali
fornia. in his additional views in the
report of the Congressional Joint Com
mittee of 1915-16 succintly stated as
follows:
"That the Government should as*
sume the attitude of a mere con
tributor to the support of Its Cap
ital is not only illogical and absurd
in Itself, but is a violation of the
Constitution, which gives Congress
exclusive jurisdiction over and
thereby makes it exclusively re
sponsible for it."
The recent fiscal report makes a
formal but feeble gesture in the direc
tion of some form of "local suffrage,”
possibly in defense of otherwise illog
ical, not to say inequitable, proposals
that the unrepresented taxpayer of
Washington assume practically the
entire burden of maintenance and de
velopment costs of the Capital, with
incidental contributions by the exclu
sively controlling National Govern
ment. But the report lacked the
grace to argue that power must follow
responsibility, and that the equity of
its recommendations placing finan
cial responsibility with the local tax
payers depended on a like delegation
of power to the local taxpayers.
Original Concept of the Capital.
The general Government, by the
fact of planning a magnificent Capital
covering a large area and character
ized by broad streets and avenues and
reservations unsuitable for a self-sup
porting commercial city and by found
ing this Capital in a place compara
tively uninhabited; by the terms of
the bargain with the owners of the
soil; by its advertised promises to pur
chasers of the lots donated to the
Government and by the declarations
of its representatives at the founding
of the city and afterward, plainly in
dicated its intention to build up a
national city at the Nation’s expense
upon a grand scale Irrespective of the
future population of the District. The
Capital was to be primarily a center
of Federal action and the expense of
its support and adornment was not to
be limited by the scanty resources of
whatever permanent population It
might acquire.
Obviously, the primary obligation in
the arrangement between the Nation
and the District taxpayers should be
upon the Nation, which controls every
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MARITIME ME
Leaders Cali Meeting Today
to Prepare for Vote
on Settlement.
BJ the Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, January 30.—
Maritime strike leaders, forecasting an
end to the 93-day, multimillion-dollar
walkout, called a noon meeting today
to prepare for a vote on ending the
conflict.
Henry Schmidt, president of the
San Francisco longshoremen, said the
meeting would prepare a ballot for the
coaatwide settlement referendum, and
added:
"In my opinion the strike is over."
His declaration found backing in
statements by Harry Bridges, coast
president of the International Long
shoremen’s Association and a key fig
ure in directing the bloodless but bit
ter dispute.
"There is a growing sentiment in
the rank and file for settlement and
nothing can change it now,’’ reported
Bridges, who Thursday night an
nounced a tentative agreement with
shipowners on behalf of his 18,000
stevedores.
Bridges announced last night strike
chieftains had delayed action on call
ing the referendum in hopes of reach
ing better terms for two unsatisfied
unions—radio telegraphers and the
cooks and stewards.
In Pacific ports, clogged with nearly
240 strike-bound vessels, attention was
focused on the noon meeting. Some
40,000 workers are Involved.
PROMOTION GIVEN
TO FIRE SERGEANT

0. L. Darling; to Be Lieutenant.
Pvt. B. K. Thomas
Also B,aised.
Sergt. O. L. Darling, a veteran of
17 years’ service in the District Fire
Department, will be promoted to lieu
tenant Monday under orders issued
yesterday by the Commissioners on
recommendation of Fire Chief Charles
E Schrom.
Sergt. Darling, now at No. 14 En
gfline Co., near Eighth and D streets,
is promoted to fill the vacancy cre
ated by the death January 16 of
Lieut. G. G. Fletcher.
Pvt. R. K. Thomas Is promoted to
sergeant, to take Darling's place. At
the same time the Commissioners
appointed three new privates for a
probationary peiiod of one year. They
are William D. Boats. James G.
Cohee and John P. Hill. jr. They
take the places of Pvt. Thomas, who
Is promoted, and S. O. White and
C. R. Gough, retired.
Sergt. L. B. Wilson and Pvt. G. W.
Dove were (.ranted additional com
pensation of $5 a month in recogni
tion of their efficiency.
-—
Founder'i Day to Be Harked.
Alumni and friends of Hampton In
stitute will hold a founder's day pro
gram at 11 o'clock tomorrow morning
In Lincoln Congregational Church.
Eleventh and R streets. Rev. R. W.
Brooks will deliver the founder's Jay
sermon.
' rent of the money contributed for
Capital maintenance and which has
undivided and despotic power to fix
the amount of the local tax contribu
tion, to decide by what method of tax
ation it should be collected, to collect
| it and to spend it. Certainly the pri
i mary obligation should not be shifted
to the Capital community, which has
no power of control over its own tax
money at any stage and whose sole
function in respect to taxation and
its financial status is to petition, to
obey and to pay.
The organic act took away territorial
representation by voteless delegate in
the House and nominal but delusive
territorial "self-government” and "self
taxation” from the District, and
pledged the Nation to meet half of the
approved expenses of Capital main
tenance and upbuilding on a scale
worthy of the Nation’s city.
The spirit of the fiscal report is to
repudiate the pledge (as modified by
amendment and practice), and to offer
an uncertain and by no means binding
concession toward “local suffrage.”
(Next article: Other Sources of the
Federal Obligation.)
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STATION) VIA DIRECT LINE.
The NATIONAL Limited
Lv. Washington 6 P. M.
Lv. Silver Spring 6:14 P. M.
Ar. CINCINNATI (Oakley Station) 7 A. M.
NATIONAL Limited to ST. LOUIS
is temporarily rooted via Chicago with arrival at ST.
LOUIS slightly later than normal.
SHORT LINE WASHINGTON TO CHI
CAGO IS CLEAR AND IS OPERATING
REGULAR SERVICE "ON TIME"
The CAPITOL Limited
is Washington’s only allPn liman train to
Chicago—Carries son-room observation and
regular sleeping cars, dob ear and diners—
also train secretary, maid-manicure, barber
valet and other features.
Lr. WASHINGTON 4.40 P.M.
Lv.SILVER SPRING 4.54 P.M.—Ar. CHICAGO 8.15 A.M.
ALSO OTHER RAO RISE TRAINS TO THE WEST AT CONTE.
Ill ENT MOVES rn m m • NO EXTEA TAME ON ANT TEAIN.
For tickets, rssaroationr and information call
District 3300 or NAtional 7370
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NEW ROW FOISTED
ON PAN AMERICAN
Tangle Over Location of
Annex Renewed—Union
Remains Silent.
BT NELSON M. SHEPARD.
The Pan-American Union appeared
today In the role of Innocent by
stander In the renewed controversy
over the proposed location of Its an
nex on a site that would obstruct the
view of Secretary Ickes’ new *11,000,
000 Interior Department Building
from Constitution avenue.
With Ickes threatening to seek
White House .ntervention a second
time to keep the structure from im
pinging upon his imposing new edi
fice, Inquiries developed that the Pan
American Union had no part what
ever In precipitating this fresh row.
The initiative seems to have been
taken, without the knowledge of the
union, by Chairman Frederic A. Del
ano of the National Capital Park
and Planning Commission and Chair
man Charles Moore of the Fine Arts
Commission, original sponsor of the
plan.
Pan-American officials, on the con
trary, are quite apprehensive over the
new turn of affairs for the reason
there seems to be no compromise so
lution wholly satisfying to all con
cerned. Now have they any desire at
this time, it war learned, to enter into
another dispute with Secretary Ickes,
and maybe the White House, involv
ing international embarrassments.
Liaison Fails.
There appeared today to have been
a lack of liaison work in connection
with the action of the Planning Com
mission to locate the Pan-American
annex on the Constitution avenue
triangle, bordering Eighteenth and
Nineteenth streets and Virginia ave
nue. Without knowledge of this intend
ed action, Representative Fritz Lanham
of Texas, chairman of the House Com
mittee on Public Buildings and
Grounds, had reintroduced a bill some
days ago offering another proposal.
This is the same bill he introduced
last year at the request of Ickes and
with the consent of the President. It
was the compromise suggestion of
Delano, the President's uncle, who
now seems to have discarded it alto
gether.
Under this plan the Interior Sec
retary would be authorized to close
Eighteenth street from C street to
Virginia avenue, thus adding to the
existing ground of the Pan-American
Union, enough land to accommodate
the new structure In a location im
mediately adjacent to the old ''an
nex'' and the famous Aztec garden.
Lanham said today he had reintro
duced the bill in expectation of an
other request being made. He has
no plans for hearings and it was not
known today whether the administra
tion would try to press for its passage.
Union Dissatisfied.
While the bill offers a way out, It is
not satisfactory from the viewpoint
of the Pan-American Union. The
union had received authority from
Congress some years ago to build on
Constitution avenue, long before Ickes
‘invaded” the adjacent area. That
was the case made out for the Pan
American Union by the Fine Arts
chairman in opposing Ickes In the dis
pute last Spring.
The union had expended $30,000 to
tunnel under Virginia avenue to the
proposed annex site and had made
preliminary payments to Paul P. Cret
of Philadelphia, the designer of the
building. The Lanham bill would
provide a $70,000 reimbursement to
the union for these and other neces
sary expenditures Involved in relocat
ing the annex on the existing grounds.
That reimbursement, it was suggested
today, isn’t large enough.
There is one objection to the com
promise offered by the Lanham bill.
With the congestion soon to be caused
by the opening of the new Interior
Building, there is strong opposition
to closing Eighteenth street or hang
ing its course so as to provide addi
tional ground for the union. More
than ever before, it was claimed, is
there a need for uninterrupted flow
of traffic along Virginia avenue and
Eighteenth street.
Dissatisfaction Forecut.
The modified plan now proposed by
Delano throws the whole question
back to where it was a year ago. un
satisfactory to Ickes and also to Mr.
Rooseveit unless the President has had
a complete change of mind since then.
It wu the President who first pro
Soon to Marry
Vittorio Mussolini, eldest son of the Italian premier, and his
fiancee, Miss Orsola Buvoli, young Milanese girl, photographed
while attending the games in the Milan Arena recently. The
couple, who became secretly engaged shortly before Vittorio
departed for the East African campaign, will be married in
Rome on February 6. —Wide World Photo.
posed building the annex on the Pan- 1
American ground* and leaving a
smaller triangle facing C street, di
rectly opposite the Interior Building,
for the development of a memorial to
the great Latin American liberators.
The latter Idea was discarded.
It may yet be necessary for both
President Roosevelt and Secretary of
State Hull to unravel what now seems
to be a hopeless tangle, unless either
Iclces or the Planning Commission
yields. Hull Is an Interested party
because he Is chairman of the Gov
erning Board of the Pan-American
Union.
Prom Ickes’ attitude there seems lit
tle likelihood that he will cease his
opposition unless persuaed by the
President. He made no concealment 1
of his chagrin over the action taken
by the Planning Commission.
Explanation Leaves Problem.
An explanation by Delano of the
commission’s action on Thursday
failed to clarify the situation.
“That action was the vote of the
commission, and until that is changed
it will remain so,” Delano commented.
“It was not my personal opinion.” He
did not elucidate the point to suggest
that the action had been taken as a
result of demands from “higher up.”
His only comment on Ickes' indigna
tion over the proposed location was
to add that the Interior Secretary
“has a right to his opinion.”
The innocent cause of all the trou
ble is a 1600.000 building designed by
the same architect who planned the
beautiful Pap-American structure and
the Folger Library. Its erection on
Constitution avenue was favored by
the Fine Arts Commission in carry
ing out the line of monumental struc
tures facing the avenue.
Under the modified proposal the
Pan-American Annex would not be
smack against Ickes' Interior Build
ing. for there would be an intervening
triangle, now occupied by a temporary ,
Army building. The roof of the an- I
nex. however, would reach the main
cornice of the Interior Building at a ;
point about opposite the windows of
Ickes’ new offices.
Ickes wants all the space between
the Interior Building and Constitution
avenue kept clear as a Government
park.
BAL DECORATIONS
NEARLY COMPLETED
To Be Installed Monday for
Show That Night in May
flower Hotel.
The elaborate decoratons for the
Bal Boheme Monday night in the
Mayflower Hotel are nearly completed
and will be installed Monday after
noon by the committee, according to
Hugo Inden, who has painted four
special back drops for the pantomime,
‘ French Pastry," one of the features
of the show.
The show will start at 10 p m. Mon
day and continue until 3 a.m. the
following morning. Tickets are avail
able at the Mayflower. Shoreham and
Willard Hotels and the Arts Club.
Gordon Hittenmark and Jim Mc
Grath, N. B. C. radio announcers,
will broadcast the main features of
the program using a "micro-hat”
transmitter, which will enable them to
mingle with the crowd, it was an
nounced.
Aiding Inden on the committee are
Frank Neipold, William I. Deming,
C. H. Stratton. Robert Le Fevre, Miss
Patty Hodgkins and Miss Marie Wal
cott.
Nevada Backs Amendment.
Nevada's ratification of the proposed
child labor amendment to the Federal
Constitution yesterday brought to 26
the total States thus having acted. 1
Ten more States must act favorably to j
make the proposal a part of the Con- j
stitution. It was submitted In 1924.
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Senate Group Declines to
Alter Relief Cash Ban
in Future Probes.
Et the Associated Press.
A Senate subcommittee yesterday
approved the *900,000.000 deficiency
appropriation bill without altering It*
provision prohibiting use of relief
funds for congressional Investigations.
The Investigation rider was re
tained despite President Roosevelt's
statement at a press conference earlier
In the day that he would regret to see
any of the congressional inquiries
slowed up.
The committee eliminated an ap
propriation of *14,000,000 for new
subsistence homestead projects, In
cluding $1,000,000 each for projects
at Greenbelt, Md ; Greendale. Wis ,
and Oreenhills, Cincinnati.
Likewise stricken out was *1,000,
000 of the Resettlement Administra
tions *13,000.000 administrative fund.
The committee added *50,000,000 to
provide funds for seed loans under an
act signed by President Roosevelt yes
‘ terday.
The revised bill will be taken up
today by the full Appropriations
Committee. Consideration of the
measure by the Senate Is set for
Monday.
Senator Bone. Democrat, of Wash
ington has proposed an amendment
requiring that the Navy complete its
current building program in Govern
ment shipyards and factories.
Museum Employe Honored.
Prank H. Cole, foreman of the Na
tional Museum carpenter shop and
employe there since March, 1893, who
is to retire in February, was pre
sented with a purse by fellow em
ployes yesterday in the museum
building at Tenth street and Consti
tution avenue.
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