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in 8 Weathir Bureau Forecast.) Mj4 k Full ASSOCiated PreSS Fair today; tomorrow partly cloudy and V s M XT J sir warmer; gentle, variable winds, becoming H I JNeWS and WirephotOS r,^rrCr.r;rf^H1!he!t- I I Sunday Morning and run report on Page B-2. ▼ 1 Every Afternoon. (A’) Means Associated Press. ' ----— Xo. 1,691—Xo. 34,074. * FIVE CEXTS !TEX CEXTS ■- ■■ ■ ■ — ■ : _IN WASHINGTON AND SUBURBS' FTjiFWHfvnr U. S. FLEET READY TO REMOVE 4,000 IN SHANGHAI; 3 AMERICANS AMONG 863 KILLED BY BOMBS - ❖ — - ? . Fighting Slows ai Typhoon Sweeps Ravaged Citv. AIR BASES HIT. JAPANESE SA\ Foreign Casualties in Plane Attack Put at 40. By the Associated Press. SHANGHAI. August 15 (Sunday'. A Chinese typhoon today swallowp the war horrors of Shanghai wher Chinesp air bombs killed Rfi3 civilian: including three Americans, and in jured at least 1.140 in this teemin international city. Police of the international quarts said 40 foreigners were among th dead, but that a complete check ha not been completed. Japanese naval guns thundered spas modically from ships anchored ii the Whangpoo River and machin guns rattled an answer in isolate: sections. Otherwise blood-soaked peace settle: on the stricken city, heaped wit] the broken bodies of bombing victim and its hospitals crowded with suffer ing wounded. Tension Appears Relieved. Tension in the international quartet scene of the worst carnage In Satur day's tragic aerial attack, seemed re lieved as heavy wind and rain swep In from the sea. Extremely poor vis lbility seemed to allay fears of an: Immediate renewal of action by eithe contending Chinese or Japanese at forces. Japanese sources declared the islam empire's naval bombers had penetrat ed into the interior behind Shangha and destroved at least 40 chines' planes at aircraft bases. The Japan ese reported they had effected th' destruction of the two Chinese bomb ers blamed for the lethal attack oi Shanghai's foreign sertion. The Chinese bombs fell into th: city of 3.500.000 persons when tht airmen missed their Japanese warshij target anchored near the JaDanest concession. Inquiry Reported I'nder Wav. Chinese sources said Generalissimc Chiang Kai-shek, strong man of tht Nanking regime, was conducting t strict inquiry into the bomhing. Thest sources said that Japanese anti-air craft bullets striking bomb racks oi the low-flying planes released tht projectiles prematurely. » Whatever the rause of the attack two or more Americans wert wounded in a Shanghai Saturday oi suffering that drove scores of others from their homes. Ever- one of the 4.000 Americans in the bleeding in ternational community was in grave peril. Destruction spread through Shang hai as Sunday dawn approached. At 2:30 a.m. (1:30 p.m. Saturday, E. S. T.), machine guns were chattering fiercely along the land battlefront on Shanghai's northern fringe and big guns of Japanese warships on the ■Whangpoo River fired steadily at land targets. Fires Increasing in Chapei. Fires were increasing, noticeably in Eastern Chapei. Chinese section, and apparently were eating into northern parts of the International Settlement. The Americans were drawn into the tragic vortex of the undeclared yet undisguised Chinese-.Japanese war when the warbirds of the Chinese gov ernment. aroused at long last, struck back at the Japanese foe. Three recklessly-dropped Chinese bombs plunged into densely packed street intersections of Shanghai's for eign areas. Apparently they were aimed from high aloft in a heavy, murky sky, at Japanese warships on the nearby Whangpoo River or Jap anese land concentrations. But the victims of the resulting holocausts were mostly innocent Chi nese civilians. Many other foreigners, besides the Americans, were killed or wounded. Great buildings, including two fa mous hotels were shattered. Mounds of dead littered the pavements. The American dead were Dr. Frank J. Rawlinson, 35 years a missionary leader in China; H. S. Honigsberg wealthy motor car dealer who had made Shanghai his home more than (See'SHANGHAI. Pace A-5J --• —-. FARNSWORTH ASKS FREEDOM IN ATLANTA Assails Indictment in Espionage Charge—Case Is Taken Un der Advisement. 9f the Associated Press. ATLANTA. August 14.—A writ o: habeas corpus for John S. Farnsworth former naval officer under sentenc* of from 4 to 12 years for violatins the espionage act, was taken undei advisement by Federal Judge E. Mar vin Underwood today. Farnsworth was convicted in Wash ington last February 15 on a charg< of giving a confidential naval pam phlet to Yosiyaki Itmiya and Akin Yamaki for transmission to the Jap anese government. He was indictee August 2, 1936, about three week: after his arrest. Gray-haired and alert, Farnswortl appeared before Judge Underwood t< make his own plea, contending th< indictment on which he stood tria was "insufficient in allegations o arguments to identify or allocate an; act of the defendant.” The former lieutenant commande hand-printed his petition in the Fed eral penitentiary here, where he start serving his term March 3. r p I AMBASSADOR NELSON 5 JOHNSON Sent to trouble area. ii__m_i_i DR ROBERT K. REISCHAVER, American professor, killed. 1 1 i 1 -- • Italy, Germany and Japan Among Those Formally Stating Accord. BACKGROUND— I Secretary of State Hull issued a | statement of policy July 16 advo j rating abstinence by all nations from use of force in pursuit of policy and from interference in the I internal affairs of other nations. This statement mas circulated in . ! foreign capitals for comment, and a meek ago 37 nations expressed attitudes in harmony with. it. ' By the Associated Press. Secretary Hull's plea for "mterna 1 tional self-restraint'' drew from Italy, j Germany and Japan yesterday formal ' expressions of accord with America's 1 peace policy. Replies from these countries—where military matters play important parts in foreign policy—accompanied those from 21 other nations agreeing with Hull's peace enunciation. Reaction also included diplomatic notes from the Spanish Loyalist gov ernment. currently battling an insur gent army, and from China, now en gaged in hostilities with its neighbor, Japan. In a terse note, Germany informed the United States its "basic principle is, as is generally known, directed to ward the regulation of international | regulations by pacific agreement and hence coincides with the ideas devel oped by the Secretary of State." Italy voiced appreciation of the "high value” of Hull's principles, saying: "The Fascist government favors everything which may conduce to the pacification and to the political and economic reconstruction of the world. "Therefore, it regards with sympa thy every initiative which tends to achieve that end by meahs of the limitation of armaments, by means of economic understanding among na tions, non-intervention in the inter nal affairs of other countries, and any other means which may now or in the future appear responsive to this objective." Japan ‘’Concurs" Generally. After expressing general "concur rence." Japan informed Hull i's gov ernment believed his peace objectives will "only be attained, in their ap plication to the Far Eastern situa tion. by full recognition and practical consideration of the actual particular circumstances of that region." China and Spain, their homelands torn by conflict, sent statements simi lar to each other, Spain expressing "lively sympathy" and China "full Hull said expressions of more than 50 govemmen.s had enunciated “a common theme of approval of funda mental principles which are given new strength and increased vigor when they are thus jointly reiterated and proclaimed.'’ Accord with the policy came also from Canada, Costa Rica, Czecho slovakia, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Finland, Greece, Honduras. Iraq, Irish Free State, Liberia, Lithuania. Mex ico. Norway, Panama, Poland, Ru mania, Siam and Switzerland. -• CRASH FATAL TO GIRL; DISTRICT MAN HURT Miss Neileen Cooper Loses Life, Sylvan Schwartz Injured in Virginia. By the Associated Press. FREDERICKSBURG. Va., August 14.—Miss Neileen Cooper, 21, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Abe Cooper. Co lonial Beach, was fatally injured In an automobile crash near King George court house this afternoon. Sylvan Schwartz, 25, Washington, was seriously hurt. The car hit a culvert on a straight stretch of high way, officers reported. Miss Cooper died in Mary Washing ton Hospital here of multiple injuries at 10 p.m. Schwartz received a broken leg and a fractured skull. The young woman was conscious when she ar rived at the hospital and said she was ; asleep at the time of the accident. She is survived by her parents, a 1 brother, William Cooper of Colonial ' Beach, and a sister, Mrs. Jean Huff man of Baltimore. I _,_ , General Held Insane. KRAKOW. Poland. August 14 UP}.— ■ Gen. Joseph Roja, one of the late • Marshal Joseph Pilsudski'a best known ■ officers, was transferred to the In sane ward of a hospital today. I ) FOR SOVIET FLYERS U. S. Planes Search Alaska Areas as Moscow Pushes Own Hunt. BACKGROUND— Soviet Russia has been engaged in the last few months in explor ing the possibilities of a commercial airline from that country to the United States across the North Pole. The first flight uas made last June 21) between Moscow and Vancouver, Wash. The pilots flew 5.300 miles in 63 hours. Three weeks later a second Somet trio roared out of Moscow along the lieu- airline and extended it 974 miles before bringing their mono plane down at San Jacinto. Calif. Distance covered was 6.262 miles; time, 62 hours. Bj tie Associated Prrss. FAIRBANKS. Alaska. August 14 — Three groups of "mercy flyers" searched futilely through the arctic wilds of Northeastern Alaska today for a miss ing Soviet trans-polar plane and then returned to Fairbanks, leaving the hunt to comrades on the other side of the world. While Russian airmen were reported moving out of Moscow to comb the polar regions for Pilot Sigismund LevanefTskv and his five companions, | Ameriran planes with famous Alaskan pilots at the controls and Russian rep resentatives as observers scanned the area from Fairbanks to the Arctic Ocean. Weak radio signals received early in the day indicated the flyers, who Ipft Moscow at 10:13 p.m. (E. S. T > Thurs day, were safe somewhere in the great Northland. The Alaska planes searched as far as possible without hazarding opera tions over the treacherous ice of the Arctic Ocean. Meanwhile eight planes and two ice breakers were ordered into the hunt by the Soviet government and shortly thereafter Mascow reported three of the aircraft were believed to be on the way from the Russian capital to Ru dolf Island, 560 miles from the pole, role Camp Is Air Base. The floating Soviet North Pole camp was advised to convert its station into a base for the rescue operations, j For clues the searchers had only j fragmentary messages from the plane. I which was bound for Fairbanks, 4,000 miles away. The last of these messages was picked up at 9:53 a m. (E. S. T.) today by the United States Army Signal Corps station in Anchorage. The sig nals were so weak that only a part of the message was received. As trans lated. it said: "No bearings * * * having trouble with * * * wave band." The Soviet Flight Committee con cluded that ice forming on the plane's wings had forced it down on a floe in the Arctic, and added that polar con ditions at the time were "compara tively favorable" for an emergency landing on the ice. There had been no position reports (See FLYERS, Page A-7.) BALL BEARING IN LUNG Surgeons Remove It in Operation at Atlanta. ATLANTA, August 14 Sur geons working with fluoroscope and bronchoscope removed a small ball bearing today from the lung of J. B. Starnes, 25, radio repair man. The bearing slipped into his lung while he was at work. Starnes formerly lived in Asheville, N. C. Aiding 4,000 Up to U. S. Officials in Battle Zone. HULL DEMANDS CITY BE SPARED Neutrality Ac t i on May Be Taken Tomorrow. ' BACKGROUND— Smo-Japanese "undeclared uar” grew nut. of clash of Chinese and Japanese armed forces July 7 near Peiping and refusal of Hopeh Chahar Political Council to yield to demands of Tnkio. which would have set up another puppet regime in North China. Killing of Jap anese officer in Shanghai last Mon day brought conflict to the Chi nese metropolis with its thousands j of foreigners. Orders of the State and Navy De partments hold America's Asiatic fleet ready to evacuate American citi zens from war-endangered Shanghai. Seeretary of State Hull said last night the Government had directed naval and consular officials in the ■ troubled areas to determine when and ' how many of the 4.000 nationals ! should be evacuated. At the same time, the Secretary | said, this Government made "earnest | | representations" to both Japan and ! China against "any kind of military operations or military bases at Shang- j hai." The United States, he said, has j "lost no opportunity" to impress this demand on Japanese and Chinese officials in Tokio, Nanking. Shanghai, Peiping and Tientsin. Quiet on Neutrality Art. Hull made no comment on the pros pect of invoking the neutrality act, ! but Chairman Pittman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee pre- , dieted that if the hostilities at Shang- [ hai continue. President Roosevelt will make a statement tomorrow or Tucs riot* Senator Pittman, who has acted as \ a semi-official spokesman for the ad ministration in the Far Eastern crisis. I defended the President's failure up to now to find that China and Japan j are at war, but said. “Things are very rapidly reaching a state where ! an armistice is impossible'' and it. therefore, will become necessary for the President to proclaim the exis tence of a war and invoke the Ameri can neutrality act. Secretary Hull said American diplo mats are conducting the “fullest con ferences in collaboration'' with repre sentatives of other governments in terested in the international city with ’ a view to protecting nationals from any violence. He admonished American officials to close their offices and “unhesitatingly leave whenever they consider danger imminent. Standing instructions have been is sued to American officers to warn all citizens to leave dangerously threat ened places and seek reasonable safety. Extent of Danger Weighed. The extent of possible danger and the best means of safety for Inter- ! national Settlement residents have > been carefully weighed by the United States and Great Britain in Shang hai conferences. Hull said. Nelson T. Johnson. Ambassador to China, who was ordered to the "war" zone, told Hull he was constantly conferring with local American offi cials at Shanghai on consolidation of all plans to preserve safety of Amer icans. The Far Eastern turbulence, Hull said, provoked more active efforts on the part of the Government for safety of its citizens than did the revolu tion outbreak in Spain. Hull personally deplored the deaths and injuries of Americans in Shang hai during the last 48 hours, pre sumably caused by aerial bombings. All the Government can do. he said, is to be prepared to evacuate na tionals on short notice and to provide every passible encouragement and warning them to leave. The State Department, Hull said, was holding itself “in readiness day and night" to co-operate with the Navy in any evacuation crisis. Ships • See CHINA, Page A-7.) To Investors Dividends and earnings to date of 125 represent ative stocks, compared with like period in 1936, appear on Page 1, Finan cial Section. Plea to Bar New Bombing Sent Mme. Chiang by Mrs. T. R.. Jr. By the Associated Press. SHANGHAI, August 15 (Sunday).— Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, jr., a visitor in Shanghai, today telegraphed Mme. Chiang Kai-shek in Nanking, urging that there be no repetition of Satur day’s bombing of foreign areas in Shanghai, in which nearly 600 persons were killed. Mme. Chiang, Wellesley-educated wife of the head the Chinese gov ernment and army, herself is secre tary-general of the national air forces. Mrs. Roosevelt said she entreated Mme. Chiang “as a sincere friend" to make sure that the Chinese air force does not bomb the international areas 1 again, pending arrangements to in sure the safety “not only of foreigners but of your own refugees.” She added: “Saturday we witnessed with our own eyes casualties and destruction beyond description among these peo ple.” Nearly all the Shanghai victims were Chinese. Recently Mrs. Roosevelt, touring the Orient with her 19-year-old son Quentin, was Mme. Chiang's dinner guest. She is familiar with the Orient, having spent much time here while her husband, now in New York, waa governor-general of the Philippines. t fWHAT^flHEX / Corrupt practices ] V ^CT AMONG / V^FRIENDS?^/ 0.1 Congress Asked to Appro priate $210,000 for Pur chase of Site. After years of dismission, a definite step toward providing a suitable armory for Washington's National Guard was taken yesterday whpn President Roosevelt asked Congress to appropriate $210,000 for purchase of a site at the end of East Capitol street. The fact that private building development has been started recently on the site which Government officials have in mind was indicated by Budget Director Bell as thp reason immediate action is being sought. The budget estimate, which will be considered for inclusion in the last deficiency supply bill this week, rec ommends acquisition of four squares ad.tacent to the area, which National Capita! planning agencies hope to de\elop as a stadium and sports field. Bell's letter of transmittal, in whirh the President concurred, read in part as follows: "For many years, consideration has been given to the location of the pro posed District of Columbia National Guard armory. In 1933 the National Capital Park and Planning Commis sion. after an extensive study in co operation with the District National Guard and the District Commissioners, recommended that the armory be con structed at the end of East Capitol street, adjacent to the proposed sta dium and sports field development planned for that area, and chose as a site the area composed of squares 1.118. 1.119. 1.125 and 1.128. Situation of Tract. "The site chosen is so situated as to form an integral part of the adjoining park area now owned by the Federal Government, and all late plans for the development and use of this area have contemplated that the four squares mentioned would be used as an armory site, or at least, be in public ownership. "Until recently the site has been vacant. In the last few months, how ever, private building development has been started on two of the squares and is continuing rapidly. While de velopment has not yet reached the point where the acquisition of this site would appear uneconomical as compared with other possible but less desirable sites, indications are that it will do so in a relatively short time. "To delay the purchase of this prop erty until its cost becomes prohibitive not only would mean the probable fu ture purchase of a less desirable site for the armory at a cost not less than that for which the present proposed site may be acquired, but also would jeopardize the whole plan for the East Capitol street terminal development. It would seem, therefore, that the ac quisition of this property should not be delayed, even though the District of Columbia may not be able to finance the constrution of the armory for some time.” The budget message also recom mended a change in the terms of the 1938 District appropriation act to en able the Health Department to appoint physiians to all of the six new medi cal inspector positions created by that act. In Its present form the act re quires four of them shall be dentists. The inspectors are to perform hygiene work in public schools. Another recommendation in the budget message was that $4,206.19 be appropriated to meet a ourt judgment for refund of gasoline taxes erroneous ly paid to the District on gasoline sold In Maryland. MAIL PILOT UNREPORTED IN NORTHERN CANADA Air Transport Officials Think He Landed to Await End of Rain and Fog. EDMONTON. August 14 (Canadian Press).—Pilot Leonard Waagen, fly ing the regular airmail route from Edmonton to Northern British Co lumbia points, was unreported today, but believed delayed by rain and fog which followed heavy smoke clouds yesterday. United Air Transport officials here said they believed he was down at some isolated post awaiting better weather. (British Columbia police at Pouce Coupe, British Columbia, in the Peace River district, reported the United Air Transport plane which left there yes terday for Fort Nelson, British Co lumbia. was missing ) t\ # Legion Bars Fascist Salutes From Future District Parades Resolution Raps Unnamed Veterans Who Marched Thursday ami Attacks Nazis—Mason Is Elected New Commander. i'ii null oojuin er i r from future American Legion parades here in a resolution edopted at the closing session of District depart ment's annual convention last night, after it was charged that a veterans' organization partinnatmg in Thurs day night s narade had used what ap peared to be a Fascist or Communist salute. The action was taken at a meeting in the Mayflower Hotel, during whieh Polirp Lieut. Thomas Mason, jr., was fleeted eommander of the department, succeeding Horace Lineburg, also a lieutenant in the Police Department. Mason and his entire slate were swept into nffire by a decisive vote on the Amt ballot. i J.UT- vutr un me ^luiro camr oil an amendment by J. J. Murphy of George Washington Post to a motion | sharply criticizing Nazi artivties In i this country, and indorsing invest!* i gation by the Legion in New Jersey j of a Nazi ramp in that State. | While Murphy did not name the I organization involved, spectators on | the reviewing stand Thursday night commented on salutes bv some of the members of t.hp Italian war veterans when they passed. "We should have the American salute in our parades." he told the j convention, "and no other salute." Demonstrating by the use of his right j hand. Murphy said: "You couldn't (See LEGION. Page A-7~l SINKING OF LAND IN IDAHO SPREADS Farmers Worried. Fearing More of Valuable Area May Be Ruined. (Picture on Page A-3.) By the Associated Press. BUHL. Idaho. August 14.—Harried farmers of this Southern Idaho agri cultural region were alarmed tonight over a strange geological quirk that may turh their productive land into useless canyon bottoms. The farmers, who have triumphed over climatic conditions by irrigation, j faced an uncombatable foe—land sinking. That the subterranean disturbance 8 miles northwest of here is far from finished was shown when a new "sink ing canyon" formed within the last 24 hours. An area 20 yards wide and 70 yards long sank 75 feet in a single day. Farmer H A Robertson, on whose land the phenomenon is occurring, said the new canyon gives every evi dence of continuing to spread. The new depression, which started from a crack in the ground, is separ ated from the original "sinking can yon" by a. 25-foot wall. The first de pression, covering five acres, has sunk to the 200-foot level and is still set tling. Land cracks have spread in all directions. Baffled farmers found little solace in geologists' explanations that col lapse of the upper lava crust of a sub terranean, cavern is causing the land to sink. They expressed concern fur ther openings might cause the little Salmon River, which borders the dis turbed region, to follow' an under ground source and deprive them of part of their irrigation water supply. The rim of the infant canyon is but a quarter of a mile from Robert son's farm house. Small crops—mostly vegetables— are raised in the affected area. -• BANK ROBBER IS SUICIDE Plunges From Third to First Floor of St. Paul Jail. ST. PAUL, August 14 (4=).—Clair Gibson, bank robber, killed himself today by plunging down an areaway from the third to the first floor of the Ramsey County Jail. He died a few minutes after he was taken to a hos pital. Arrested in Roseburg, Oreg., Gibson was returned to Minnesota by Federal authorities. Wednesday in Minneap olis he was sentenced to 40 years in Federal prison, and waived extradi tion to Hancock County, Iowa, where he was wanted for murder. -• Mission Boat Stops for Wedding. BAR HARBOR, Me., August 14 (A>). —The “mercy” boat Sunbeam of the Maine Seacoast Mission paused on its coastal trips late today while Miss Elizabeth Workman, volunteer mis sion worker, and Edward Hyde, both of Loudenville, Ohio, were married on her bow. The bride is a teacher in Louden ville. Hyde is a Johns Hopkins Uni versity student. Radio Programs, Page F-7. ! Complete Index, Page A-2. 4 Sr, CONFEREESTOGET 0. C. MORI BILL Copeland-May Measure Passes Senate in Amend ed Form. BACKGROUND— For a decade controversy has re volved. around proposals for a per manent National Capital airport. Washington Airport, one of the busiest commercial fields, is called dangerous for use by large trans ports. A month ago pilots served notice they would refuse to use field unless new provisions were made promptly. Congress hastened consideration of bills for permanent field, at Camp Springs, Md . and for emergency enlargement of Washington port and closing of Military road. House and Senate conferees will seek an agreement this week on the details of the Copeland-May bill to enlarge and promote safety at Wash ington Airport. The measure passed the Senate yesterday in amended form. Meanwhile, the fate of the King bill for development of a new Govern ment-controlled $3,286,250 airport at Camp Springs, Md. in accordance with the recommendation of the Dis trict Airport Commission, rests with the House, which has not acted on it. The King bill passed the Senate Friday. In this connection, a new proposal to develop a 1.030-acre air terminal for the Capital on the site of the historical College Park, Md.. Airport was laid before the Airport Commission yester day. That commission already has made its recommendation for Camp Springs to Congress, however, and there did not appear to be much chance for consideration of the latest proposition unless the Camp Springs measure should be delayed until the next session. Copeland Measures Substituted. Taking up the May bill as it came from the House, the Senate struck out all after the enacting clause and sub stituted the provisions of the measure introduced by Senator Copeland. Dem ocrat. of New York. This would make possible a more complete develop ment of the landing facilities at the Virginia end of Highway Bridge than would be possible under the House terms. The Senate immediately asked for a (See AIRPORT, Page A-6.) ARTIST WEDS HIS MODEL FOR “MISS GALLAGHER” By the Associated Press. WASHINGTON. Pa., August 14 Artist Malcolm S. Parcell and the girl who posed for many of his paint ings, Helen Gallagher, were quietly married today. The ceremony was performed at the bridegroom's home by his father. Rev. S. L. Parcell. retired Baptist pastor. The couple left by automobile for a honeymoon of several weeks, with out announcing their destination. Parcell, 41, is a nationally known portrait painter. His bride, when she was 16, posed for a painting en titled “Miss Gallagher,” which won for Paroell the Saltus gold medal of the National Aariemy of Design. f. HOPES ARE RAM FOR ADIOURNMENI CEOSE OF WEEK Apparent Death of Wage Hour Bill Makes Quick End Seem Likely. THREAT OF BLACK FIGHT FAILS TO DIM PROSPECT Move to Force Public Hearings on Court Nomination Made by Senator Bridges. Spurred by the apparent death for this session of the wage-hour bill, hopes for an early adjournment, pos sibly by the end of this week, ran hizh in both hranehes of Congress yesterday, despite the threat of a fleht in the Senate against confirma tion of the nomination of Senator Hugo L. Black to the Supreme Court. A move to force public hearings on the selection of Black for the seat va cated by Justice Van Decanter de veloped late yesterday, after Speaker Bankhead had virtually conceded the House would not pass the wage-hour bill this session. “There Is every appearance of a definite impasse in the Rules Com mittee and no indication that mem bers will change their minds, at least at this session.'' he told reporters Although some House members, after this announcement, immediatelv began to plan homeward trips. Bank head would not forecast adjournment by Saturday. But he added tha» if there is aify chance of ad’ournmg by that time, the leadership will not I hesitate to order night sessions in the i House. The possibility of a protracted fight azains' Blacks confirmation appeared the only serious obstacle to early com pletion of Senate business. Quick Report Seen. Majority Leader Barkley pred;c*ed the nomination would be favorably re ported by the Senate Judiciary Com mittee tomorrow and approved In the Senate Tuesdav after "two or thr°e hours" of debate. If he is right in this, it is expected the tax bill and the deficiency appropriation can be taken in stride, and that a confer ence can smooth out the differences between Senate and House versions of the housing bill. This. Barkley be lieves. is all that is necessary to as sure adjournment. Other members of the Senate, how ever, did not share his view that Black's appointment can be con firmed by Tuesday. Chairman Ashurst of the Judiciary Committee, one of the Alabama Sen ator's strongest supporters, said he looked for two or three days of de bate on the nomination, and added he could not agree with Barkley that it would in no wise interfere with the adjournment drive. The effort to force public hearings on the question was marie late in the day by Senator Bridges. Republican, of New Hampshire, one of those pub licly committed to oppose Black's nomination. wufin .nutp in«diiea. Bridges ro.se in the Senate to press his demand, but before he could get the floor a quorum was called and. because an insufficient number ans wered, the Senate adjourned for the ; week end. Bridges told reporters he would have demanded that the Black nomination j be handled the same way as other ap pointments to the Supreme Court. He said hearings had been held on all such nominations, including the ap pointment of Chief Justice Hughes, and that the same treatment should j be given to the nomination of a Senator. He was prepared, he said, to submit j to the Senate many telegraphic de mands for hearings on the nomination. It became apparent yesterday that the position expressed' by Senator Bridges was being taken by several others of the Democratic and Repub lican Senators who fought President Roosevelt's original court bill. If un successful in forcing hearings in the committee, it was indicated they would, nevertheless, attack the nom ination in the Senate on the ground ' that Black was a member of the Sen ate which passed the Sumners-Mc Carran-Ashurst act. under which Jus tice Van Decanter retired. Telegrams Assail Black. This view also was taken by Senator McCarran, Democrat, of Nevada, a member of the Judiciary Committee, who. as co-author of the retirement act, is inclined to believe that the question of appointing justices to the Supreme Court except when a vacancy occurs from impeachment, death or resignation is one that can be dealt with only by constitutional amend ment. The recommendation of a judiciary subcommittee that the nomination be reported favorably goes to the full com mittee tomorrow and there was every (See ADJOURNMENT. Page A-12.) STATE TROOPER DIES OF HOLD-UP WOUNDS • Might Have Been Able to Help Identify Pair Who Shot Him in Back. By the Associated Press. WILKES-BARRE. Pa . August 14 - State Trooper John J. Broske died to day 10 hours after he had been shot down in a hold-up without being able to assist his fellow officers in identi fying the bandits. District Attorney Leon Schwartz said he believed Broske knew the two men who swaggered into the Boulevard Inn early today and shot him down before he could turn around. The men escaped with $40 taken from the inn cash register and $35 taken from a salesman. They jumped into an automobile and sped away, while Mrs. Grace Geick, the proprietor, and two men in the room rushed to help Broske. • '