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RED CROSS RALLY
r. “ First Such Event Since War’s End to Be Held in Navy Yard Sail Loft. The first Red Cross rally in Wash ington since the close of the World War will Ire staged at 7 p.m. tomor row in the Sail Loft of the Navy Yard as a signal that the twenty-first annual roll call of the District Red Cross will open the follow ing day. The Navy Band will play, a number of notables will be on the speakers' stand and 1,000 Red Cross work ers are to join in the ral’y. Admiral Cary T. Grayson, na tional chairman of the Red Crass; Commissioner Mel vin C. Hazen. Miss Mabel Boardman, national secretary of the Red Cross, and Marry L. Sperry, chairman of the roll call, are among those who ■will be on the speakers’ stand. With them will be; W. W. Wheeler, vice chairman of the roll call; Brig. Gen. F. R. Keefer, chairman of the District chapter of the Red Cross; Gen. Fred W. Boschen, chief finance officer of the Army, in charge of governmental enrollment in the roll call; Edgar Morris, chairman of the general business group; David A. Skinner, chairman of the utilities group; Thomas J. Groom, chairman of the financial group; E. Barrett Prettyman. chairman of the profes sional groufi; Charles H. Doing, treas urer of the roll call, and Laurence Rubel, chairman of publicity; Doing, who is vice president of the West End Branch of the Washington Loan fz Trust Co., was appointed this morning to the task of managing the financial affairs of the roll call. At the same time Chairman Sperry received from Mrs. Cary T. Grayson her com plete plans for the apartment house roll call canvass, of which Mrs. Gray son is in charge. P. W. A. WORK HOURS PUT AT 8 BILLION $2,650,000,000 Spent in Program Nearly Completed, Report Reveals. £v the Associated Press. The Public Works Administration, Its experiment in depression pump priming nearly completed, reported today It had provided 8.000.000,000 man hours of work, directly or In directly. Its files showed the spending of 81.000.000,000 on such Federal proj ects as roads, post offices, naval ships, Army posts and reclamation dams and another $1,650,000,000 in assist ing such non-Federal . projects as schools, hospitals, sewage disposal systems, power plants and State In stitutions. Most phases of the program are nearing completion, but one-fifth of P. W. A.'s propped power projects are stalled by court injunptions. The Supreme Court will signal “stop'’ or “go” on these 59 projects this Wai ter, and P. W. A. will be ready to fol low the derision. Money for the proj ects has been set aside. Despite better economic conditions, demands for Federal aid to local con struction projects have continued. A White House announcement that allotment of funds for new projects was at an end came this week at a time when 4.060 applications for P. W. A. loans ancKgrants to States and cities still were awaiting action. Offi cials said only about. 1.000 of these would have been eligible for aid under P. W, A. rules. UNION CONTRACT SIGNED BY SUN Employes’ Organization Named Bargaining Agent—Wage Increases Granted. Ft the Associated Press. NEW YORK. September 24.—Cli maxing five days of negotiations, the Sun Printing & Publishing Assoeia- 1 tion, publisher of the New York Sun. ! signed a contract today with the Sun j Editorial Employes’ Union. The union is not affiliated with the 1 American Newspaper Guild. The contract, effective immediately, was signed by William T. Dewart. : president and publisher, and Edmund 6. De Long, president of the union. Among other things, the contract ' calls for recognition of the union as ' sole collective bargaining agent, a 5 day, 40-hour week, time off for over- j time work, vacations of from one to * three weeks with pay and establish ment of a neutral arbiter to decide grievances. Salary increases were also granted, ranging from 15 per cent for staff members earning less .than $30 per week to 5 per cent "for members earn ing not more than $60 weekly. TAYLOR WILL PROTEST PENSION ACTS IN STATE; By the Associated Press. Representative Taylor, Republican, of Tennessee, said yesterday he is “very much dissatisfied” with the ad ministration of the old-age pension phase of the social security program in his State. Taylor, here to attend a meeting of the Republican Executive Commit tee, said he intends to confer with Frank Bane, executive secretary of the Social Security Board, in regard to the Tennessee program before he returns home. “I don’t think the letter and spirit of the Federal act have been carried out," he said. Jail Break “Orphan” Charles Joseph Bird. 2 months old. cooed contentedly with his bottle in Clevelanc today as Federal agents hunted his par ents. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bird. The father and two others, ac cused bank robbers, escaped in a jail break, after which authori ties believed the mother joined the three. TAX COST IS GIVEN FOR D. C. MOTORIST Typical Driver Must Work One to Two Weeks to Pay Levy, Session Told. Special Dispatch to The Star. NEW YORK, September 24—The tvniool fVetrlpF Af pAlmvs Win mninviri must work from one to two weeks to pay the taxes on his annual automo bile travel, Mrs. M. C. Mallon, secre tary of the District of Columbia Pe troleum Association, report :d yester day at a conference on automotive taxation being held here under aus pices of the American Petroleum In dustries Committee. More than half of the District automobile owners earn less than *30 a week, Mrs. Mallon said studies indicate. Most of them have never owned a new car, and the typical motorist owns a car four or five years old, whose value is less than *200, she added. They ride an average ' 40 eight-hour days a year, much of that time being spent in going to and from work. Increasing gasoline consumption in dicates that District motorists will pay *400.000 more in gasoline taxes this year than they did in 1935, Mrs. j Mallon reported. Delegates representing committees of petroleum refiners, distributors and service station operators in the District of Columbia. Maryland. New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio. Pennsylvania, Virginia and W<\st Virginia are attend ing the conference. Billion Is Million Million. In England a billion is a million million instead of a thousand million as in the United States and France. —^upyuyru, a. r. w irepnoio. Cuba Votes Bill on Foreigners. HAVANA. September 24 (/P).— Foreigners opening business in Cuba will be required to Invest at least $10,000 per person under the terms of a House bill approved last night by the Cuban Senate. The measure will not apply to those with investments already made. Na tives may invest any amount with foreign partners, who must put up at least the $10,000 minimum. DAVEY DEFENDS I; t 1 t - 1 Says Calling of Troops May j Cost Third Term, but Order Must Prevail. j By (he Associated Press. AKRON, Ohio, September 24.—Gov. Martin L. Davey thought his use of ' State troops in the C. I. O. steel strike "was the end of me politically," but "would rather live in a country of law and order than be Governor a third term.” He said that last night to members and guests of five Akron service clubs who invited him to present his side of the Ohio strike dispute. John L. Lewis "has decreed that I cannot be Governor of Ohio again.” the Kent tree surgeon declared, "but I would say to him that, in spite of everything except accident, I will be Governor until January, 1939, and in that intervening time law and order Will prevail in Ohio.” Davey’s second term ends then. Describes Happenings. Describing the scene surrounding his order last June 24 that troops at strike centers should protect "the right to work and the right to strike," Gov. Davey told of a conference with his advisers on strikers’ alleged viola tions of National Guard orders and a Trumbull County (Warren) injunc tion. "Seated around the dining table that night, the telephone ringing every little while, we were discussing this fast moving drama. Finally a call came from Mr. (Charles P.) Taft of the Mediation Board, saying that their negotiations had ended, and un fortunately in failure. He was about to report to the Secretary of Labor. So Just as soon as we were very sure that it was all over, I started to.dial the phone to call the adjutant general. "At that moment the butler came in and said ‘the Secretary of Labor is calling from Washington.’ "I said, ‘hold the call for a moment.’ an& I continued to dial the adjutant ■ general. I said, ‘Gen. Marx, this is the 1 i Governor. You may release the orders ind proceed accordingly.’ He replied, yes, Governor.’ And then I took the all from the Secretary of Labor, who aid something very close to this. I hink I can repeat almost the exafct anguage. Ought to Use Power, “ ‘We must not let our labor friends hink we have let them down. I have lad a study made of your statutes. I Ind that you personally do not have he power of subpoena, but that power loes lie in the industrial commission. think you ought to use that power ind subpoena Mr. Girdler and Mr. ’urnell to Columbus and keep them here until they sign a contract.’ “Apparently this was a little too hot for the Secretary of Labor to admit in full, so she personally denied it, but admitted most of the substance of it. * * • “I think the conversation was one of the most outlandish things that ever happened in the public life of America." At the same time Davey was speak ing, Earl Browder, general secretary of the Communist party, addressed another Akron audience. Repeatedly Browder declared that President Roosevelt leaves much to be desired but advocates much that the party strives for. Until the Commu nists can persuade the majority of American citizens to Join them in a more advanced liberalism and "make good working citizens out of th« eco nomic royalists,” Browder said, the party must be content to support the mo$t progressive leadership avilable. Rescuers Make Record. In the first eight months of this ! year 365 lives were saved by life boat crews from shipwrecks along the coasts of Great Britain and Ireland. This is the high record for the period in the last 19 years. In August 24 persons were rescued from vessels in distress. GERMAN POPULAR German, which almost disappeared from the curriculum of American high schools during the World War, is stag ing a gradual comeback. The office of education said today that of four principal foreign lan guages taught, German was the only one to gain popularity between 1923 and 1934, although it still lagged In number of pupils enrolled. A Southern Colonial Home in BARNABY WOODS Claude G. Johnson, Builder Cor. 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