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Partly cloudy, probably followed by , GVGning. papGI" local showers tonight and tomorrow; not 111 Washington With the murh change in temperature; gentle AsSOCl'atpH Promts Monro winds. Temperatures today—Highest, -n.SSUt.ld.ieU rreSS INGWS 91, at 1 p.m.; lowest, 76, at 6 a m. and WirGphotO ScrVlCGS. Closing N.Y. Markets—Sales—Page 10 Yesterday's Circulation, 134,772 __——- -__ 'Some returns not yet received > Poth YEAR. Xq. 34,080. _D. C., SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 1937—THIRTY^SIX PAGES. »»» on Pr..., TWO CENTS.* Ii'IRE RAZES 11-MILE AREA IS JAPAN S CONSULATE N SHANGHAI IS BOMBED Jrigin of IMissilc Fatal to Sailor Is Probed. CHINESE DEAD BELIEVED 5.000 Removal Refused by 500 U. S. W omen. BACKGROUND— Sino-Japanese fighting started from clash of troop July 7 near Peiping and spread to Shanghai after killing of two Japanese there 12 days ago. Bomb attack by Chinese planes on Japanese war ships in Whang poo River last Sat urday resulted in killing of 1.4(10 Chinese and foreigners, including three Americans. American sailor iras killed yesterday when shell of unknown origin hit the cruiser Au gusta, flaaship of Admiral Harry E. Yarnell. y ihp Associated Press. SHANGHAI. August 21—War and re continued to lay waste in Shang ai today, with foreign police esti lates tha* about 11 square miles of he world's sixth largest port had pen destroyed. Fire leveled most of Chinese Chapei, apanese Hongkew, Yangtzepoo. in nslrial Pi- ' utJ. acra-.s tin- Whangpoo tver. and Kiangwan. Only the In ■rnational Settlement, the French vneession and parts of Nantao in ip Soochow Creek area remain intact. In the absence of firemen, who al ■adv had evacuated the burning reas. the flames continued to spread nchecked it> all directions. Stifling noke and fierce heal were driving lanv Chinese belligerents from the ongkew battle area. Aerial Warfare Renewed. Three Chinese warplanes droned rer the smoking ruins in renewal of arfarp today, aiming their bombs at ip Japanese consulate. The pro ■ctiles fel! wide of the mark, but illpd one Chinese and one Japanese nd wounded 13 others, all believed to e Japanese. (In Nanking Chinese air force officers declared their planes had fought off a Japanese attempt to raid Nanking in the largest and most bitterly contested air battle of the undeclared war. They claimed three . Japanese planes were shot down. Late in tile after- | noon warning reached the Chinese capital that 20 big Japanese bombing planes had taken off from aircraft carriers lying off the mouth of the Yangtze and were ! heading for Nanking.i From the United States cruiser Au usta. $10,000,000 flagship of the merican Fleet, grim-faced blue jack ts carried the shell-ripped body of a 1-year-old Louisiana boy. one of the rew’ and the fourth American to be illed since the hostilities started. The ody was wrapped in the Stars and tripes. The mighty Augusta still lay reso ltely at anchor on a curve of the Vhangpoo near the heart of the In ernational Settlement to protect imerican lives while investigators ought to learn tile origin of the 1 nch anti-aircraft shell that killed the eaman. F'reddie John F’algout of taceland. La. A routine Navy board, headed by lomdr. E. H. Kincaid of the Au usta, heard testimony of persons vho witnessed the shelling. Chinese ■ (See CHINA. Page A-3 ) * MONTAGUE RETURNS TO FACE CHARGE Mysterious Golfer and Friend of Hollywood Stars Waives Extradition. the Associated Press. LOS ANGELES. August 21.—'"Mys erious John” Montague—he of the ron grip atui deadly golfing eye— vas en route to New York today to ace a 7-vear-old robbery charge. Unexpectedly waiving extradition, he man whom George Von Elm once ailed "the greatest golfer in the rnrld.” volunteered yesterday to re urn and “face the music." He left sat night with three New York offl •ers. As La Verne Moore, Montague is moused of participating In the $700 mld-up of a Jay, N. Y„ roadhouse n 1930. Screen friends—Bing Crosby, Guy ■Cibbie, Oliver Hardy and others— •allied to Montague's defense when re was arrested July 9. They plead •d with Gov. Frank Merriam of Cali fornia to refuse extradition on the •rounds Ve had lived an exemplary ife here. Gov. Merriam still had New York State's extradition request under ad visement when Montague announced hi* decision. He had been free under $10,000 bond. SABOTAGE RULED OUT LOS ANGELES. August 21 Rollin C. McNitt, national labor re lations examiner, said in a statement today he was certain no sabotage was committed on an Army plane under construction during a strike at the Douglas Aircraft plant. McNitt issued his statement at the close of a hearing into charges the Douglas company discriminated against employes for union actlvi*. He said it would be some time befwe h- made a decision. Boy ‘Trying to Make GootV Dies After Blast at Training School Succumbs Happy in Thought He Had Earned Place on Foot Ball Team. Tiro Others Burned. Explosion of a gasoline blow torch at the National Training School for Boys I end'd 17-year-old Pete Vakas' valiant i struggle along the road bark, but he died in Gallinger Hospital this morn • ing happy in the knowledge that he j had von a place on the foot ball team. ! Two-thirds of the lads body was : burned early yesterday when the blow i torch exploded in the machine shop i j and sprayed him and G. Lancaster 1 Lloyd. 50. chief of machinery at the ! institution, with blazing gasoline. As Pete vas carried into the hospi | ta 1 at the school, he sobbed to Col. j j Claude D. Jones, superintendent of I the institution: "Gash, colonel, does this mean I : won't be able to make the foot ball j team after all?" When Col. Jones assured the injured j vouth that nothing could prevent him ! from playing with the first team, Pete | smiled. Pete was a problem when he first came to the institution a year and , a half ago and twice he escaped But | six months ago he told Col. Jones he, wanted to play wiih tVie foot ball team and Intended to be a credit to the institution. It was Pete's eagerness to make good that prompted him to crouch close to the pot in which Lloyd was melting lead to repair a water pipe, alert for an opportunity to lend a helping hand, and caused his death. As Lloyd adjusted the flame, the torch blew up. Lloyd and Pete, their clothing on fire. ran. blinded with pain, in opposite directions. Several other boys who had been working near the torch pursued Lloyd and Pete, hurled them to the ground and beat out the flames. Llovd was burned about the face and neck, but his condition is not believed to be serious. William Decker, 17. of Tennessee, was burned on the left leg. Doctors at Gallinger Hos pital worked all last night in an effort to save Pete's life. Pete was the son of a banana vendor. His family lives at 406 Eighth street southwest. Girl. 18, Attacked and Killed With Brick—Murderer Escapes. By 'h*1 A.ssocia'ed Press. CHICAGO, August 21.—Miss Anna Kuchta, 18, a student nurse at the Chicago Hospital, on the South Side, was criminally attacked and slain, Police Capt. John B. Prendergast said, by a man who crushed her skull with a brick early today. Detectives said the slaying w<as similar to those of other women in Chicago in the last two years. The killer, police said, fled through a'fire escape window w hen Miss Flor ence Palmowski, 19. another nurse opened the door of the room to call Miss Kuchta after a rest period. Miss Palmowski found the body on the floor near a cot. It was clad only with stockings and white shoes. De tectives said the killer had srufTed part of a pillow down the girl's throat. A bureau had been ransacked and a small radio was reported missing. A coroner's investigator said she had been attacked. Had Gone to Room to Rest. Miss Kuchta had gone to the room to rest about 4 a m and her body was found an hour and a half later. Miss Palmowski said she saw only the man's back as he went out the window. She described him as 19 or 20 year old, wearing a white shirt, dark trousers and a light cap. Police said she could not say defi nitely whether he was white or colored. Detectives found a paving brick on the window sill. They said it was the weapon used by the slayer. Police said the killer apparently had attempted to gain entrance to the room two weeks ago. Nurses re ported at that time they saw' a man on the fire escape with a wrapped package in his hands. Twu days earlier a screen had been removed from a window of the room, police said. Hyde Park police placed a guard at the hospital fpr four days after the man was reported seen on the fire escape. The guard W'as withdrawn when the man did not make another appearance in that time. The slaying, police said, was similar to others in Chicago in the last two years. In each case the victims were women and the slayers used bricks as the death weapons. Only recently a woman Vas at tacked and beaten by a colored man armed with a brick who entered her hotel room by a window. -• -- r*Ai ennuiia cctc ormon wnwk.k/\/iiin Ok. I MUUUIIU Crosses to Foynes in 11 Hours and 33 Minutes. FOYNES. Irish Free State, August 21 iflh.—The British flying boat Cale donia arrived here at 10:15 a.m. (4:15 a m., E. S. T.) today after another ex perimental crossing of the North At lantic from Botwood, Newfoundland. The hop completed the third round trip of Imperial Airways planes over the Northern route since survey flights were started early in July. The Caledonia's flying time was an nounced as 11 hours. 33 minutes, which was the fastest crossing of any of the Survey trips. •-•-. NAZIS SENTENCE FIVE Members of Bible Stut^nt Society Sent to Prison. DUISBURG, Germany, August 21 (A>).—Five members of the Interna tional Bible Students’ Society, which has been outlawed in Nazi Germany, were sentenced today to terms of from four months to two years as “fanatical enemies of the state.” Originally, five men and two women were arrested. Police said one man committed suicide in jail. Another was acquitted. All were accused of trying to flood the country with pamphlet* “contain. ,ing allegations against the present regime.” ROOSEVELT SCANS FAR EASTREPORTS Follows Policy of Watchful Waiting After Killing of 1). S. Sailor. By the Associate Press. President Roosevelt snd his cabi net, studying every report from the Sino-Japanese conflict, followed a pol icy of "watchful waiting" today. The killing of an American sailor and the wounding of 18 others at' ; Shanghai brought the President and his advisers together in grave dis cussion yesterday. It was a Japanese shell, the cabinet was told, that struck ihe Augusta, flagship of the United States Asiatic Fleet There was no indication, however, i there will be any immediate steps at ' this end. Hull said Government officials had expressed no belief that the shell that struck the Augusta was fired in any hostile manner. Discussing plans for evacuating , civilians from China. Hull said suffi cient American commercial and naval vessels are in Chinese waters to con tinue to move out Americans sys tematically and in aa large numbers as necessary. ' Mr. Roosevelt rebuked at his press ! conference private individuals who called for invocation of the neutrality ( act. which bars shipments of arms to belligerent nations. Government officials, he said, prob i ably know more about the situation than outsiders. The Slate Department has withheld recommendations that the neutrality : restrictions be laid down. The work ings of the law in this situation, ofll- i cials have said, would handicap only one nation, presumably China. Secretary Hull said that the United Slates will continue to protect its citizens. A far-flung system of communica tions kept Hull and the President in close touch with military and dip- | lomatic authorities. By cable and ■ wireless, Mr. Roosevelt obtained infor mation almost instantly from Ad- t miral Harry E. Yarnell, commander i of the Asiatic Fleet. i ' —— — ■ i ■ GUFFEYS OUSTER Wheeler and O’Mahoney Take Senate Floor to An swer Radio Attack. PENNSYLVANIAN ALSO HAD ASSAILED BURKE Montanan Declares Guffey Was “Afraid’’ to Deliver Speech on Floor. Senators Wheeler, Democrat, of Montana and O'Mahonev, Democrat, of Wyoming shouted defiance in the Senate today of threats from Senator Guffey, Democrat, of Pennsylvania to defeat them and called for removal of the Pennsylvanian as head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Com mittee. The two Senators, who opposed the Roosevelt court bill, took the Senate floor at the outset of today's session to reply to the speech last night by Guffey. The sleek, well-dressed Pennsylvania Senator sat quietly in his rear-row seat while Wheeler and O'Mahoney turned toward him shouting their wra*hful denunciations. He smiled a little when Wheeler promised to in vade Pennsylvania to campaign against him for election as Governor of the Keystone State. O Mahoney interrupted Wheeler to assert that if he had the power he would not ‘'change a word, or a line, or a vote'' of his record. In ringing voice, he told Guffev thai Ouffev had not harmed the Senators he had men tioned, but the Democratic parly. The three Guffey mentioned prin- ! cipallv were O Mahoney. Wheeler and Senator Burke. Democrat, of Nebraska j He predicted the defeat of O Mahonev and Burke and said Wheeler would have "plenty'’ of explaining to do1 before 1940 mtoui* ii uimey. O'Mahoney, turning to face Guffey, shouied at him: 'The sooner we get that man re moved from the position he occupies now the belter it will be for the Demo cratic party.” Wheeler had obtained the Senate ! floor as soon as a quorum was as sembled. He stalled off by asserting that Guffey had not written the speech he delivered on the radio and that he was "afraid'' to deliver the speech on the Senate floor. Wheeler won the floor to reply to i Guffey despite a point of order raised 1 by Senator La Follette. Progressive, of Wisconsin. By a voice vole the Sen ate shouted down the objection and permitted Wheeler to proceed. Wheeler's remarks on the floor came while a quiet movement got underway unofficially to depose Guffev from the chairmanship of the Democratic Sen atorial Campaign Committee. Bitter Feeling Aroused. His demand that Senators who op posed President Roosevelt's court re organization be defeated aroused bitter feeling in the ranks of the opponents, and precipitated one of the most ex plosive political situations this session has known—just a few hours before adjournment time. Wheeler told the Senate: ‘T feel highly honored that the ' Senator front Pennsylvania should have singled me out as one of three members of the Senate for the pur pose of broadcasting a speech last evening that every one knows he didn't write and that every one knows he wouldn't dare to deliver on the floor of the Senate because he knows he • would have to yield to answer ques tions.” Burke Make* Appeal. Meanwhile, Senator Burke, one of the administration's most outspoken j Democratic critics, asked the Nation today to permit no future "attack” on "the independence of our courts.” He made the request in a radio speech. Burke, discussing chiefly farm and labor problems, touched only briefly oji the court question and made no (See GUFFEY, Page A-3.) Summary of Today’s Star —— 1,1 ■ .■ —■ Page. Page. Art_B-3 Obituary_A-9 Books_B-2 Radio _C-l* Church News. Real Estate, B-4-5 C-l-7 Comics _B-6-7 Serial St»ry..C-l* Drama-C-16 Short Story.. B-5 j Editorials_A-6 Society _A-S i Finance ... A-l* Sports. _C-8-9 Lost & Found C-l# Woman's Pg._ B-8 Music _B-3 FOREIGN. Flames rase 11 square mile* of Shanghai. Page A-l Manila preparing to receive additional refugees. Page A-3 Franco's forces advance on Eastern Spain. Page A-3 Fierce battle is fought at Nankow Pass. Page A-3 NATIONAL. Ouster of Guffey from campaign post reported launched. Page A-l Weary Congress nears adjournment today. Page A-l Roosevelt studies Far East reports closely. Page A-l Chicago nurse attacked and slain in hospital. Page A-l Wage-hour fight is forecast in ranks of A. P. of L. Page A-S Aarmy-Navy defense fund large*t in peacetime history. Page A-3 Mattern leads flyers of three nations in search for Russians. Page A-5 WASHINGTON AND VICINITY. Husband found shot to death after wife disappears from home. Page A-l Break in heat wave in prospect; five prostrations. Page A-l Boy, 17, dies after explosion at train ing school. Page A-l ' D. C. National Guard ends two-week encampment. ’fage A-S | Washingtonians among Americans I safely evacuated. Page A-S . x. Sneak thief steals *81 from hosless i and guests at party. Page A-1S j Year's traffic told at 89 as motorist dies. Page A-1J ' Spoils system denounced at closing ses sion of Round Table. Page A-U Gobel Arm refuses to cease work on slaughter house. Page A-1* Copeland-May airport bill passed by Congress. Page A-13 Several important D. C. bills passed | in session. Page a-13 EDITORIAL AND COMMENT. Editorials. Page a-8 This and That. Page A-S Stars. Men and Atoms. Page A-8 Answers and Questions. Page A-8 David Lawrence. Page A-7 H. R. Bukhage. Page A-7 Mark Sullivan. Page A-7 Jay Franklin. Page A-7 Lemuel F. Parton. Page A-7 SPORTS. Maranvllle likely big league manager next season. Page C-8 Red Sox—and Grove—prove pet vic tims of Griffmen. Page C-8 Pirates come to life, threaten Cubs and Giants. Page C-8 United States Wightman Cup team seeks sweep over British. Page C-» Middle Atlantic team play golf revival planned. Page C-9 Shotmakers ready for United States amateur golf tourney. Page C-9 MISCELLANY. Nature's Children. Page B-5 Traffic Convictions. Page B-5 Vital Statistics. Page B-5 Service Orders. Page B-5 Cross-word Pusxle. Page B-8 Bedtime Story. Page B-8 Letter*Out. ^ B'7 Dorothy Dix. > Page B-8 Betsy Caswell. Page B-l V ■— “• fctJ I AFTER WIFE FLEES Mrs. Eugene Williams Dis appears—He Is Found Dead Few Hours Later. BULLETIN. A penciled note addressed "To Whom It May Concern" was found in a pocket of Malcolm Eugene Williams' trousers when his body was examined by police. Detective Sergt. John Wise disclosed this aft ernoon. Contents of the message were not disclosed, pending com pletion of the police search for Williams' missing wife. (Picture on Page A-2.) A few hours after his wife left for an unknown destination, Malcolm Eugene Williams, 34, a machine operator in an ice cream plant, was found shot to death today in the second-floor bed room of his home at 312 Fourteenth street northeast. At a late hour this morning rel atives and friends of the missing woman, Mrs. Rose Williams, 32. had been unable to locate her. They feared she might have attempted suicide following an all-night dispute with her husband. Police reported Williams apparently had committed suicide, although the coroners office is still investigating the case. The couple quarreled and Mrs. Williams fled the home about 5 a m., police were told, and the fatal shot was fired two hours later. Mrs. Maude Bailey, who, with her husband. Henry Bailey, rooms at the Williams home, heard a shot about 5 o'clock and found Williams lying in his bed. fully clothed, with a bullet wound in his head. An ambulance was summoned from Casualty Hospital and Williams was pronounced dead by the physician in charge. A revolver, one cartridge of which had been discharged, was found beside Williams’ body. Williams' two sons, Frank, 6. and Malcolm, 9, were in the house when the shooting occurred. Police were Told Mrs. Williams had been up all night with her husband, who had in sisted on drinking and was in a quarrelsome mood. About daylight Mrs. Williams fled without telling anybody where she was ttOllltf Wi I hunt* Evan..--1. a- .. her. He went next door to the home of his wife a sister, Mrs. Margaret Bui nett, at 514 Fourteenth street noi theast. Mrs. Burnett had not seeu her sister. Williams then went to the home of his father-in-law, George O. Berkley, 1227 F street northeast. Learning his wife was not there, he returned home. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey noticed he had a gun in his pocket after he returned they said. They tried to persuade him to give up the weapon, they declared, but he refused, saying he was going upstairs and get some sleep. Shortly later, the shot rang out. Mrs. Williams’ father said he had nevei known his daughter to leave lier children before. He and Mrs. Burnett expressed the fear that the wife had ended her life. *---• MORTON D. HULL DIES; WAS REPRESENTATIVE Illinois Republican Served in House Troni 1923 to 1933. Br the Associated Press. BENNINGTON. Vt„ August 21.— Morton Deuisou Hull, 60, former Re publican Representative from Illinois, died during the night at his Summer home after a long illness. A native of Chicago, he was gradu ated from Phillips Academy, Exeter, N. H., in 1885 and from Harvard four years later. He was admitted to the bar in 1892. After serving in the Illinois House of Representatives and Senate he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention at Chicago In 1916, and a member of the Sixty-eighth to Sev enty-second Congress from 1923 to 1933 from the Second Illnlois district. His wife, the former Katherine Bingham, died in 1931. He leaves a son, Denison B. Hull. -• Cabin Cruiier Burns. EGG HARBOR, Wis., August 21 (/P). —One person was injured when a 38 foot cabin cruiser carnjhpg 12 passen gers and a crew of two<3ught fire and exploded in Green Bay late today. - j Hoover, in Socks, I T a 1 k s F i s h i ii g W i l h S h oema ker Former President Has Shoes Re/taired in Oregon Shop. By 111* Associated Pres* MEDTORD. Oreg . August 21 —It's a usual thing for W. T. Stevens' cus tomers to sit in their stocking feet and gossip while he fixes their shoes, but ' today Stevens reported a special occa sion. The shoeless mar who discussed fishing and the Chinese war for 10 minutes was former President Hoover. Conference Discussed. PAIX) ALTO. Calif., August 21 (/P. Former President Herbert Hoover said yesterday proposals for a Nation-wide party conference to consider Repub lican principles had been discussed with both Alf M. I.andon of Kansas, 1936 presidential nominee, and Na tional Chairman John D. M. Ham ilton. "The notion that there is friction over such discussion is piffle," he said. "The press carried a statement from Washington that the idea of a gen eral conference of all Republican leaders and of all delegates in the Spring of 1938, for the purpose of making a declaration of fundamental principles was not discussed with Gov. Iaindon or Mr, John Hamilton. "That statement is untrue. The idea arises from leaders in many Slates. Some of them ha\e discussed it with Gov. Landon and so far as I know, discussions are still proceed ing. It was discussed months ago with Mr. Hamilton, who undertook to recommend the proposal to the Re publican National Executive Commit tee.” --•--— - CALIFORNIA'S WATER SUPPLY IS GUARDED Ill Feeling Mounts st Banning Camp Over Wounding of Five C. I. O. Pickets. Ey the Associated Pres*. BANNING. Calif., August 21 — Squads of sheriffs’ deputies and special officers guarded the Banning camp of the metropolitan water district's Colo- \ rado River Aqueduct today as ill feel- j ing mounted over the wounding last night of five C. I. O. pickets. Union leaders asserted officers used buck shot in the disturbance. Sheriff Carl Rayburn of Riverside County denied the assertion. The injured men were part of a crowd assembled near the entrance to the camp, which has been picketed for j the past week by members of the Mine, j Mill and Smelter Workers' Union, a C. I. O. affiliate. Sheriff Rayburn said violence be- j came necessary when the pickets threw rocks at highway patrol cars which were following a bus taking workers into the camp. The union is demanding a closed shop. BLOND TO FACE COURT IN POISON DEATH CASE Mra. Hahn Will Be Arraigned To day—Must Alao Answer Two Other Charges. By the Associated Press. CINCINNATI, August 21.—Mrs. Anna Hahn, 31-year-old German born blond, accused in two indict ments with poisoning elderly Cin cinnatians. returned to court today for arraignment on warrants charg ing murder, larceny and being a fu gitive from justice. The woman attended yesterday’s arguments on motions of her attor neys attacking the two indictments. Arraignment today before Municipal Judge Otis Hess was on indictments charging Mrs. Hahn with the poison deaths of George Gsellman, 67, and Jacob Wagner, 78, the larceny war rant, issued by George Heis, 63, charg ing theft of S140 and a *75 ring, and the fugitive warrant, issued in Colo rado Springs, charging theft of three rings worth *305. -»■ .I..- - . Chicken Thief Chase*? Congress today considered a bill that might conceivably, opponents de clared, put Federal G-men to chasing chicken thieves. The measure wild make It a Fed eral offenae to wansport stolen live stock or poultry aero** Btate line*. HEAT WAVE HERE Forecaster Spots Rain clouds That May Bring Week-End Relief. ! Temperatures Midnight *1 7 a m..77 1 am.- 80 8 am._80 2 a m.- 79 9 a m.85 3 a m..78 10 a m..87 4 a m. --77 11 a m._88 5 a m. .. .. 76 12 noon_90 6 a m.-76 1 p.m._91 A relentless sun promised to broil the Capital again today, but the fore caster has spotted rain clouds that might bring a measure of relief over the week end. The toll of prostrations increased by five during the last 24 hours, which also saw the temperature soar to a new Summer record of 97 degrees. With slightly overcast skies not ex pected to provide much of a buffer between the sun s rays, this high mark may be jeopardized this afternooon if comparable temperatures mean any thing. At 9 a m. today the reading was 85, five degrees higher than for the same hour yesterday. Considering the official forecast of "partly cloudy, probably local showers tonight and Sunday, with not much change in temperature.” thousands of Washingtonians prepared to embark on trips to beaches and other cooler climes. Employes Leave Early. As the mercury surged above the 90-degree mark for the third suc cessive day, nearly all divisions of the Treasury, the General Accounting Office and the District Building turned their employes out early. Employes at the Bureau of Public Roads were not so fortunate, but a sympathetic restaurateur came to their rescue by donating 12 gallons of lemonade to help them withstand the oppressive heat. Hundreds of persons left their homes, made unbearable as the tern- ; perature failed to go below the middle 70s during the night, and sought cool spots in the parks. Many spread blankets and slept on the grass. Sleeper Falls Off Roof. Muses Henson, 35. colored, met with disaster when he tried to And com fort by sleeping on the roof of his home, 447 Second street southwest. He rolled off and fell three stories, i At Gallmger Hospital he was said to have suffered fractures of both arms, broken ribs and possibly in ternal injuries. Those overcome were Mrs. Bess Crawford, 40, of 335 W street; Herbert Bobo, 50. of 235 Morgan street north east; Willis Barnes, 24, of 1309 I street; George Fleming, 31, of Ta koma Park, Md., and Dewey Baker, 33. of Seat Pleasant, Md. Of the country's larger cities only Boston, where the high mark was 93, was hotter than the District. Older "hot spots'' were St. Louis, 94; New York, 94; Atlanta, 94; Richmond, 92; Tampa and Jacksonville, 92, and New Orleans, 92. The only city that had much in the way of precipitation was Kansas City, where the rainfall totaled 1.68 inches. — ■ ■■ • VIRGINIA TROOPER SLAIN BY SON IN ARGUMENT Prosecutor Says Shooting Near South Boatbu “Clear Case" of “Self-Defense.'’ By the Associated Press. SOUTH BOSTON, Va„ August 21 Deputy Sheriff H. E. Boelte said State Traffic Officer N. G. Terry, 62, was shot to death at- his home 6 miles south of here last night by his son, Btover Terry, 26, following an argu ment. Commonwealth's Attorney M. B. Booker, who Investigated the shooting, said it was a “clear” case of “self defense.” Booker said a preliminary warrant charging murder had been issued and that Stover’s bond for release pending hearing next Satur day would be given today. The county coroner viewed the body, but no inquest was held, Booker said. Officer Terry had been on the State police force silfte January 15, 1929. and was assign* to South Boston and Halifax. nr DRAWS ID CLOSE Rayburn Predicts Adjourn ment Will Come by “Sundown.” MUCH OF ORIGINAL PROGRAM POSTPONED Housing Measure and Deficiency Appropriation Action to Conclude Work. MTXETIV. The House approved a compro mise form of a $526.00(1.00(1 low-cost housing and slum clearance bill today. Bj the Associated Press. A weary Congress neared ad; urn ment today, but with so much of its original program postponed that mem bers half expected President Roosevelt to call them back In two months. Majority Leader Rayburn. Democrat, of Texas predicted this session* end will come "by sundown." Little remained except to bring the Senate and House into agreement on the final form of the Wagner housing measure and the deficiency appropria finn hill Both branches had approved the two bills, but in such varied form that conference committees had to go to work to compose the differences. Senators and Representatives about, to head homeward were eager to learn at first hand how the voters felt about what they have accomplished—and what they sidetracked. Those Senators who helped defeat President Roosevelt's court bill w-pre particularly eager to appraise the pos sibility of reprisals. They had heard Senator Guffev Democrat, of Pennsylvania sav last night they ought not be sent back to Washington. In a sensationally frank speech. Guffey called specifically for the de feat of Senators Burke. Democrat, of Nebraska and O Mahonev, Democrat of Wyoming, two of the leaders in the fight on the court bill. He called them ingrates ” He also mentioned by name Senator Wheeler, Democrat, of Montana. Sugar and Tax Passed. Two major pieces of legislation went to the While House yesterday—the sugar quota bill and the tax loophole plugging measure. Tiie sugar bill's fate was obscure, de spile efforts to amend it to Mr. Roosevelt's satisfaction. He had ob jected to any limitations on island possessions, which he said might be unfair. The tax bill, howeypr. was certain of approval. The President had asked for it when he found revenue w'as far below expectations last Spring. It hits particularly at what Treasury officials said was the use by the wealthy of personal holding companies to avoid taxes. The Senate also sent a S34.000.nn0 flood-control bill to the White Hou.se. The President indicated he would sign it. although not approving of all its provisions. Mr. Roosevelt vetoed a bill to set S2.000 as a minimum annual pay for United States marshals. The Senate approved late yesterday a S150.000.000 deficiency appropriation bill and sent it to conference. The House had passed it earlier in th« amount of S98.000.000. House Works Late. The House worked late at a nigh' session, acting on nearly two private bills a minute and sustaining that speed for almost an hour. Representative O Connor, Democrat, of New York, presiding, hammered through decisions on 107 measures in 55 minutes. Of these 94 pass’d and 13 were blocked by objections. Through the session as a whole, however, speed was noticeable oni. by its absence. The debate on the court bill, wind ing up in passage only of a procedure reform measure that could have passed any time, was the notable feature of the session. From early February on. in Con gress and out. arguments raged o:i the merits of Mr Roosevelt's proposal ■ See CONGRESS, Page AOT) BINGHAM EN ROUTE TO SEE ROOSEVELT Sails Unexpectedly From London. Far East Believed Likely to Be Main Topic. E» (he Associated Press. LONDON, August 21.—Robert W. Bingham. Ambassador to London, sailed unexpectedly today to confer with President Roosevelt on the in ternational situation. One report, which was not con firmed. said Mr. Roosevelt had sum moned the Ambassador for urgent discussions of how far Great Britain is willing to go with the United StatPs in efforts to halt the Sino-Japanese hostilities. The Ambassador departed from Southampton aboard the Empress of Britain. News of his going, a spokes man said, had been concealed care fully at his instructions. While it Is known that Bingham will discuss international affairs with the President, their exact nature was not revealed. The Embassy spokesman declined to comment when asked whether the hasty trip was connected with the Sino-Japanese crisis. "Mr. Bingham will be back within a month," a spokesman said. Reasons for Trip Personal. Secretary Hull said today that Am basador Robert W. Bingham was re turning homyirom London for per sonal reasnor Hull aaid Bingham'* visit would ba brM,