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(D. 8. Weather Bureau Forecast.) ■ Rain tonight and possibly tomorrow; slightly warmer tomorrow; gentle to mod erate east winds. Temperatures today— Highest, 63, at 2 p.m.; lowest, 54, at 2:30 a.m. Full report on page B-6. Closing New York Markets, Page 18 CirevlitUn • 134,465 $"35X2, 150,955 f- -- ■ -■ ..i ■'■■■■ ■ ■' ■ " ■ — (Some return* not yet received.) Soth YEAR. No. 34.124. SSTiffS Tc._WASHINGTON, D. C, MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1937-FORTY PAGES. *** <*.Tw0 CENTS ROOSEVELT HINTS SPECIAL SESSION Asserts Crop Control Acts Should Be Passed as Quickly as Possible. HIGH COURT CRITICIZED FOR A. A. A. INVALIDATION _ \ Quotes Letter of Retired Justice Indorsing His Social-Eco nomic Program. Text of President Roosevelt’ Grand. Forks speech is on Pryjs A-d. By tl.e Associated Press. GRAND FORKS, N. Dak., October 4.—In an address strongly hinting at a special session of Congress, Presi dent Roosevelt asserted today sur plus crop control legislation “ought to be passed at the earliest possible moment." Mentioning the Supreme Court— convening today for its Fall term— for the first time on his Western trip, he disagreed with its majority ruling Invalidating the A. A. A. form of pro duction control. He also quoted ex cerpts from a letter from a retired member of that court—John H. Clarke—saying his saw "eye to eye" with the President as to his ^pcial econnmic and peace program. The President spoke in dedicating a Federally-sponsored grandstand at the fair grounds, coming from Fort Peck Dam. Mont., where he rebuked "doubting Thomases" who have been critical of his objectives. Republicans Among Greeters. The President was welcomed to Grand Forks by a committee of Re publicans and Democrats headed by Republican Gov. William Langer. Others in the group were J. F. T. O'Connor, controller of the currency and a native of Grand Forks; Mayor E. A. Flanland, William E. Glotzbach, Democratic national committeeman; John C. Eaton. Democratic State chairman, and Miss Gertrude Dwire, Democratic national committeewoman. Senator Gerald P. Nye. Republican, of North Dakota, took part in the pro cession to the fair grounds and ar ranged to ride on the presidential special to Fargo. Declaring better land use in the Bird regions and control of surpluses were the “two objectives” of his farm program, the President told his Grand Forks audience: “I feel certain that a majority in both Houses of the Congress will heed the wish of most of the farmers of tire Nation in enacting crop surplus-con trol legislation. And it is my thought that legislation toward that end ought to be passed at the earliest possible moment. Indication of Special Session. “Then, evidencing he might be thinking of a special session, he con tinued: “Because this legislation was not passed at the last session, it is too late for it to have any bearing on the Winter wheat which is now in the ground. “Even after a bill Is passed and becomes law on the signature of the President, it takes a month or two before it is humanly possible to set lip the machinery in all parts of the country to carry out the provisions of the new law. If, therefore, new legislation to affect the 1938 crops, baste seems to be important from every angle," he said. The President did not mention his defeated plan to enlarge the Supreme Court. In leading up to his criticism of the A. A. A. decision, he said he believed it was "essential to our na-w tional economy that we have some thing to say about the control of the major crop surpluses.” Tomorrow the President will con clude his Western trip with a pre pared speech dedicating the Chicago Outer Link Bridge. Then he leaves for Hyde Park to spend two or three days before returning to Washington. He will remain in the Capital less than a week, however, and then return to his Dutchess County home. Speaking to a large crowd at his train late yesterday, after inspecting the two-thirds-completed Fort Peck Flood Control Navigation Improve (See ROOSEVELT, Page A-3.) DAHL CONFIDENT HE WILL BE FREED American Flyer Banking on Gen. Franco's Promise of Clemency. Br the Associated Press. SALAMANCA, Spain, October 4.— Harold E. Dahl. American war pilot, who has been an insurgent prisoner since last June, was calmly confident today that he will escape from a court martial with his life. The 28-year-old flyer from Cham paign. 111., is almost certain to be condemned to death by a military tribunal before which he will be taken with three Russian pilots tomorrow on • charges of ‘bearing arms against Spain." But Insurgent Generalissimo Fran cisco Franco, answering the supplica tions of Dahl's wife, has promised Clemency for her newlywed husband. Dahl, shot down during the govern ment's big offensive on the Brunete front, west of Madrid, is the last of five Americans who signed up with the Spanish government air force at $1,500 a month. Jim Allison, another of the squad ron, went back to Dallas, Tex., with a bullet in his leg. Charley Koch went home to Bristol. Pa. Albert Baumler of Trenton. N. J.. and Frank t,Tincker of De Witt, Ark., resigned ‘tbe day that Dahl made his last flirty} Found Slain ELMER J. DAVIDSON. —Harris & Ewing Photo. CUTS IMPORTS 10 1 WAR MACHINE 300 Commodities Placed on List to Bolster Finan cial Structure. BACKGROUND— Japan since start of undeclared tear on China has voted huge sums to finance conflict and has made drastic rulings to conserve her re sources. Latest move has been to ban importations of foreign goods. China also has made extensive preparations to repulse invasions. Latest move is signing of »on eggression pact with Russia. AFar slial Bluecher is reported to have discussed Soviet reinforcements with tear- materials in conference \ with Chinese leaders. » oy me Associated Press. TOKIO, October 4.—In a desperate move to gain economic self-sufficiency for the war with China, the Japanese trade commission today decreed that importation of more than 300 com modities must be prohibited or re duced to a minimum. The ministry of commerce was ex pected to have the gigantic list of prohibitions in effect by October 10 under the laws authorizing import and export control passed by the re cently-ended extraordinary session of parliament. The move was designed to concen trate Japan's financial resources be hind its war machine in China. Ja pan's total adverse trade oalanee for 1937 is *217.000.000. With only a few exceptions the articles listed will be admitted only by permission. Th*f- are divided roughly Into "urgent and not urgent” Importation of cotton, lumber and wool will be authorized only cargo by cargo, each shipment requiring a separate permit. This restriction does not apply, however, to Australian wool, which is admitted through a barter agreement between Japan and Aus tralia. U. S. Cotton to Suffer. The full effect of imports restrictions on the United States was unpre dictable. since each cargo of any com modity requires a separate license. However, it appeared cotton would be the chief sufferer. Japan is now importing approximately *100,000,000 of the staple annually, but the re strictions will reduce this figure to about 60 per cent. American exports to Japan are about $130,000,000 a year. Imports of hides and lumber are expected to be restricted sharply. The latter commodity, experts ex plained, is being replaced by new pulp making processes. Oil, one of the United States’ most important exports to Japan, was not mentioned in the list. Its importation by Japan is expected to skyrocket, due to war needs. Many other American exports prob ably will suffer only slightly, since they are classified as war necessities ui maieriais neeaea ior Japanese ex ports and industries. EVACUATION PERILED. Chinese Threaten to Destroy Break water at Chefoo. SHANGHAI, October ♦ (/P).—The safety of American refugees at the port of Chefoo, in Shantung Province, 400 miles north of Shanghai, was im periled today by a Chinese threat to destroy the breakwater protecting the harbor. Chinese military authorities this morning warned the United States Destroyer Squadron No. 5 to evacuate the harbor within 48 hours as they might find it necessary to blow up the mole wharf, making the harbor un safe for shipping. (State and Navy Department offi cials said today they had not been told of a Chinese military warning to the American naval destroyer squadron 5 to vacate Chefoo Har bor within 48 hours.) Admiral Harry Yarnell, commander of the united States Asiatic Fleet, expressed the fear that destruction of the breakwater within the time limit would seriously handicap evac uation of American civilians, as it would make landing rescue boats al most impossible. 80 Americans in Chefoo. Approximately 80 American civilians are now at Chefoo, which has been used as a Summer harbor by the American fleet since 1907. Some 40 of these are missionaries and the others are business men and naval Y. M. C. a. officials. The squadron was thought bv Ad miral Yarnell not to he in any danger, as it is already anchored outside Jk breakwater. • CHAMBER OFFICIAL IN RIDER IS HHNTED E. J. Davidson, Assistant Le gal Chief, Shot, Stabbed Near Fredericksburg. CAR WRECKED 5 MILES AWAY; DRIVER GOT RIDE 3 Filling Station Workers Saw Smash-Up, Suspcious, Trailed Hitch-Hiker in Vain. Elmer J. Davidson, 52, of 555 Ran dolph street, assistant chief of the Research Bureau of the United States Chamber of Commerce, was shot and stabbed to death early today on a lonely load a few miles from Quan tico. Va. He was shot in the left temple and stabbed in the chest. His body was discovered lying face up under a tree j about four hours after the murder. I Papers in the pockets identified the j man as Davidson, a Harvard Law I School graduate, who was to have been present at today's Supreme Court opening as an observer for the chamber. Police believed the murderer was picked up by a Pennsylvarfla car near the lonely field In which Davidson's body was found and driven toward Washington. Wreckage of the roadster in which Davidson, a native of Cleveland, drove away from his Randolph street I home at 8 o'clock last night, and which the slayer apparently stole, was found by Virginia Stale police at 10:30 a.m. near Triangle. 5 miles from the | scene of the killing. The car, which was towed to Saul's garage. Triangle, was wrecked at 11:30 p.m.. State 1 Policemen E. G. McDermott and E. C. j Price estimated. Three filling station employes saw Davidson's car crash into a post. The driver—presumably thf slayer— | got outlinhurt. refused the offer of a I towing truck made by the filling sta tion men. and thumbed a ride to Washingtoin in a Pennsylvania car. license and make unknown. Witnesses to the smash-up were Edward Antel. 22: Curtis Abel. 23. and Albert Abel, his brother. 18. They disagreed on the description of the man. One said he was young, another ! that he was middle-aged. After the suspect disappeared to ward Washington the three became suspicious and attempted to follow, but the, slipitery road balked their ! efforts. Detective Sergt. Clyde N. Strange of the homicide squad notified the Vir ginia State police he was conducting a search in the Capital for the Penn sylvania car. Donald Dow. 28 Davidson's nephew. and John Redpath, executive mana ger of the chamber, left here at 10 a m for Fredericksburg and made pos itive identification of the body, which is at Elkins' funeral parlors. Funeral arrangements are being made through Hines' funeral parlors here. Friend Suspects Abduction. Davidson, a quiet man and a bach elor, said nothing to Mrs. Laura Dow. sister, with whom he lived, when he stepped out of the back door of his house last night to go for a drive, but i Mrs. Dow thought nothing of it be cause Davidson was fond of driving around alone. However. Harold F. Kumm of Falls Church, Va.. said to be Davidson's closest friend, said he was positive that Davidson would not have gone driving through the countryside on a rainy night such as last night was. "I wager he was just stepping out to get a magazine,” Kumm said. "He j would give almost anybody a lift any time, and he probably picked up somebody in the city who forced him to drive down to a lonely spot, where he was killed.” Kumm Insisted that Davidson would not even have driven to Falls Church for a visit to the Kumm household in ! murkey weather. But he was often j chided by Redpath for his willingness j to give lifts to hitch-hikers. Redpath i said: Coroner Holds It Murder. "I used to tell Mr. Davidson he would get in trouble picking up peo ple like that, but he always said, ‘Oh, 1 11 be all right. I don't pick up the bad ones. 1 can tell a man on sight.’ ” Jack Dickson, a farmer of Wide water, Va., found the body. Dr. J. C. Gordon, Stafford County coroner, gave a murder verdict and estimated he had been dead four hours. The slain man was fully clothed, even to raincoat and overshoes, but was hatless. In a pocket was a bill | fold containing two $1 bills and a set of automobile keys, but there was no way of knowing immediately whether the keys were an extra set for his car. Davidson’s chief duty at the Cham ber of Commerce was the fortnightly preparation of a bulletin discussion of governmental activities as they ef fected business men throughout the country. Joined Chamber in 1915. He joined the chamber in 1915, the eighth man hired by the organiza tion. He came to Washington in 1913, after working with the Wall Street Journal in New York City. He was employed by the Federal Trade Commission before he joined the chamber. , Last Summer he drove to Mexico and the Summer before to California, picking up hitch-hikers to talk with the whole length of each trip. He was attached to Trinity Masonic Lodge No. 1 until two years ago, when he joined Congress Lodge No. 37. He lived formerly at the Racquet Club, but moved into his sister's house about a year ago. He is survived by Mrs. Dow, Donald Dow and a niece. Mary Dow, all of 55 Randolph street. Zoologist Diet at 87. MUNICH. October 4 (>*»>.—Prof. Emeritus Richard Von Hertwig, 87, nestor of German zoologists and mem ber of two leading Amerioln acad emies, died bora today. " Doc, I V\S*SSo\ IN HOPES You'd \ BR<NG BACK A ( healthy young) EULPHANT' J — _ a — Germans Advised Not to Mix In Affairs of Foreign Lands I Ambassador Dieckhoff Addresses Celebration in IS etc York. Bj tti« Associated Press. NEW YORK. October 4.—Germans living in foreign lands were advised not to “mix into the internal affairs of other nations" by Dr. Hans Hein rich Dieckhoff. German Ambassador to the United States, at a German day celebration yesterday at Madison Square Garden. “Precisely because they enthusiasti cally love their German fatherland and are true to the Reich, they will | scrupulously avoid criticizing the in stitutions, and mixing in the concerns, of the land in which they are guests, j “The more general this kind of re straint becomes, and the more widely it is practiced by all nations, the i sooner we shall reach the *l?ry' desir able goal of good neighborliness among them.” The celebration was sponsored by Oerman-American societies or the ' metropolitan area. About 19.000 persons jammed the garden. In the streets outside the ! entrance police struggled with 300 , men and women demonstrators carry i ing banners denouncing Adolf Hitler and demanding the release of German political prisoners. • The banners slated the demonstra tion was staged by Hie "Young Peo ple's Socialist league.” an affiliate of the Socialist party. The pickets were kept several blocks from the Garden entrance by the police. AMBASSADOR DlECKHOFF. COLORED MAN LYNCHED BY FLORIDA QUARTET Br ihe Associated Press. MILTON, Fla., October 4.—Sheriff Joe Allen of Santa Rosa County re ported today four men took a colored prisoner from him on the highway , near Fort Walton. Fla., late last night. The'man's body was found later, rid ' died with buckshot. Sheriff Allen said the man was listed as J. C. Evans, about 30. and ! was to face trial here today on charges of rubbing a filling station and crim | inally assaulting a 12-year-old white ! boy. Evans was arrested several weeks ago Allen said, and had been held in jaii at Panama City, Fla. Allen said he went to Panama City last night and was driving back here w'ith the colored man. A short dis tance north of Fort Walton the four men forced him to stop. He said they covered him w'ith a shotgun, but kept outside the range of the headlights and he did not recognize any of them. Not far from the spot where Sheriff Allen was stopped Oskaloosa County officers found the Negro's body in a ditch. Rector Pleads Ban on Lipstick Before Service Bj a Staff ConespoiKJeuI ol The Star. SILVER SPRING. Md., October 4.— A plainly worded plea against the use of lipstick before attendance at holy communion service was made yester day morning at Grace Church. Wood side. by Rev. Richard Aselford. rector Stressing the solemnity of commun ion and what it represents. Rev. Mr. Aselford declared that the mark of lipstick on the rim of the chalice could hardly do other than prove dis tasteful and distracting to communi cants partaking of the wine by the traditional method. Two methods of taking the wine are followed in the Episcopal service, one being the traditional, in which the communicant sips from the cup and the other, lntinction. in which the wafer is dipped into the wine as the cup is passed. Rev. Mr. Aselford's request concern ing the lipstick met with general ap proval in the congregation. Summary of Today's Star Page, i .B-12 Drama _B-20 Serial Story B-15 Editorials_A-10 Society .. __B-S Finance --A-17 Sports A-14-15-16 Lost & Found B-15 Woman's Pg. B-14 Obituary .. A-12 WAR IN FAR EAST. Japan bars imports to strengthen war machine. Page A-1 League body finds Japanese military action unjustified. Page A-4 NATIONAL. A. F. of L. moves toward final expul sion of C. I. O. Page A-l Black takes seat without additional oath from Chief Justice. Page A-l Roosevelt hints at special session in Dakota speech. Page A-l Murder of couple in parked car be lieved "kid" job. Page A-2 Ed Howe, the "sage of Potato Hill,” dies in his sleep. Page A-2 FOREIGN. Grand Mufti of Jerusalem urges Arabs to end strike. Page A-4 Mussolini's message to Franco dis turbs foreign powers. Page A-4 ; France must give up Soviet alliance, says Reich editor. Page A-5 , WASHINGTON AND VICINITY. Wide variety of robberies reported \ over week end. Page A-2 ( Far Eastern crisis to be considered at parley here. Page A-2 , Nun tells of experiences as medical missionary. Page A-2 Arthur James, veteran fire alarm operator, dies. Page A-2 Road builders hear plea against high- . way fund diversions. Page A-2 Catholic U. marks opening of 49th academic year. Page A-# Three killed in traffic here, increasing toll for 1937 to 77. Page B-I Red Cross membership drive reaches 14,000 total. Rage »-l Policeman indicted in alleged thefts from St. Elizabeth's. Page B-l President to speak at Federal Reserve Building dedication. Page B-l Song "plugging” hit at Trade Com mission hearing. Page B-l EDITORIAL AND COMMENT. Editorials. Page A-19 This and That. Page A-19 Answers to Questions. Page A-19 Washington Observations. Page A-19 David Lawrence. Page A-ll H. R. Baukhage. Page A-ll Dorothy Thompson. Page A-ll Constantine Brown. Page A-ll Lemuel Parton. Page A-ll SPORTS. Cornell, Nebraska surprise teams of grid world. Page A-14 Observers critical of Capital’s college elevens. Page A-14 Major base ball leagues wind up ban ner season. PageA-15 70,000 fans due to see world series opener. Page A-15 Washington leader among play cities of Nation. Page A-19 FINANCIAL. Bail bonds Improve (table). Page A-17 Warning on high prices issued. Page A-17 Stocks irregular (table.) Page A-lg 3urb shares mixed (table). Page A-19 Copper boosted to 12\ cents. Page A-19 Steel orders expected to rise. Page A-19 MISCELLANY. Jhipping News. Page B-* Nature's Children. Page B-S City News in Brief. Page B-9 Dorothy Dix. Page B-14 Betsy Caswell. Page B-14 Cross-word Puzzle. Page B-l* Bedtime Stories. Page B-l* Letter-Out. B Page B-19 Winning Contract. Page B-l* % MOVES ON C. 1.0. Acts to Expel All Lewis Units—Praises and Hits Labor Board. BY JOHN C. HENRY. Portents of final expulsion of the Committee for Industrial Organization unions front ttie American Federation of Labor and of a policy of critical scrutiny of decisions of the National Labor Relations Board are among the most important deductions to be made | from the report of the Executive Coun cil of the federation, released today in Denver, Colo., as the A. F. of L. opened its fifty-seventh annual con vention. In addition, the council recommends a determined organizing drive by the , i federation, predicts the passage of | wage and hour legislation during the I next sesioivs of Congress, and pro poses extensions of the'aocial security I system and amendments to the pres ent social security law. Regarding unemployment. esti- ( mated at 7.800.000 as of last July, i the council emphasizes the need' of ■ shorter work weeks, continued public j | relief, a retraining program for skilled workers and a periodic unemployment \ census. Covering numerous subjects in its i 150-page report, the council devoted i greatest attention to the C. I. O. and ! I Labor Board sections, censuring the ! former bitterly and complaining in i milder tone about certain policies of i the latter. Power to Revoke Charters. Settlement of the C. I. O. contro versy. the council proposes, might best be reached by vesting in the council the power to revoke the char ters of all international unions hold ing membership in the C. I. O. At 1 present such unions are under suspen sion, while several others are seem ingly half-way between membership in both parent bodies of labor. The report accuses the C. I. O. of numerous offenses against both the labor movement in general and the I federation in particular, charging I John L. Lewis. with “a consuming ambition to gain control of the or ganized labor movement and to estab lish his own independent political party,” and Anally ending with the following excoriation: ‘‘No manufacturers' association or employers' organization, supplied with unlimited funds, moved by a desire t» divide and conquer organized labor, could have launched such a campaign of division and destruction within the solid, united movement of labor as has | the C. I. O. No split in the ranks of labor could have been brought ! about by the most powerful of manu : facturers* associations such as has I been accomplished by the C. I. O. I This is the great disservice rendered by the C. I. O. and this is the great injury which it has inflicted upon the | working men and women of the | Nation." With regard to the National Labor 1 Relations Board, with which the fed eration has been in open feud for some weeks, the council both commends and condones. Criticism of Personnel. Initial criticism is directed at regional personnel of the board around | whose powers the council claims "a 1 good deal of misconception exists.” ‘‘Activities of the board's stall which have been mainly criticized,” the re port states, “are those in connection ; . with the mediation or settlement of | : disputes in which the stall of the board has sometimes shown a prefer ence for C. I. O. unions. We believe if the board would recognize that it does not possess these powers of mediation and would limit itself the cause of much of this criticism would vanish.” The council then makes the claim, which it attempts to support by quot ing the railway labor act rather than the Wagner act, that Congress in tended that craft unions should be an election unit if they s6 chose. Actually the labor relations law gives the board discretionary power in designating the unit involved in employe elections. During the last session of Congress the A. P. of L. sought an amendment which would make the craft union designation mandatory. In its conduct in connection with the automobile and steel strikes, the report continues, the board “gave the i public good grourgs for the belief It was decidedly prd£. I. O.” BLACK SEATED AS TWO MOTIONS SEEK REMOVAL Alabaman Foregoes Custom of Taking Oath From Chief Justice. BOSTON ATTORNEY’S ACTION DRAWS REBUKE FROM HUGHES Attempt at Oral Argument on Conten tion Black Is Legally Disqualified Brings Admonition. A ___ _ __ BY JOHN H. CLINE. Hugo L. Black, who has admitted he once belonged to the Ku Klux Klan, formally became a justice of the Supreme Court today in a brief but dramatic opening session of that tribunal which brought forth two efforts to prevent the new justice from taking his seat. Black became a full-fledged member of the court without taking the customary oath from the Chief Justice to admin ister justice impartially. An attempt by one attorney. Patrick Henry Kelly of Boston, to make an oral argument in support of his conten tion that Black is legally disqualified caused a ripple of astonishment among the spectators and drew from Chief Justice Hughes the stern admonishment he would have to submit his motion in writing o Two Plain Clothes Officers Advance. When it appeared the Boston attorney was Koine to continue1 his statement, two plain clothes officers moved up from the rear with the apparent intention of enforcing the court's ruling that oral argument would not be accepted in l,moLhreT,r' l°°v,k his,seat and hurriedly wrote out his motion in longhand. Then he informed the Chief Justice he had the clerk0" ln Writing and Mr' Hu8hes instructed him to file it with the ' Albert Levitt, former Federal Jude* , in the Virgin Islands, likewise was instructed to file hi* motion attacking Black s qualifications with the clerk. Decision Likely Next Monday. It is expected the court wili an ( nounce next Monday whether it will t hear argument on the contention* I advanced by the two attorney*, j Should the justices reject the mo I tions. the matter will be ended. If they are granted, a date will be aet j for argument and Justice Black will be entitled to be represented by coun sel if he so desires. The unusually large crowd, which filled all available space in the court room, was tense with excitement as the justices filed in through heavy j crimson drapes at the stroke of noon. It became known that Justice Black would not take the customary oath from the Chief Justice when Mr. Hughes, announcing Black's appoint ment and confirmation to the bench, said he had already taken the "oathi prescribed by law.” Hughes Announces Recess. I After the two attorneys had filed their motions and a number of at torneys had been admitted to practice before the high court, the Chief Jus tice announced a recess until next Monday. Levitt's appearance before the court was brief. He merely arose and said he had submitted the motion asking permission to file a petition chal leng the Black appointment. He did not read the motion. "You may submit the papers.” Chief I Justice Hughes told him. Kelly, a slender man, dressed it, j a dark business suit, made his motion after being ruled "out of order” once ] while Attorneys were being admitteo j to practice. Second Attempt by Kelly. “I arise to the question of personal privilege as a member of this bar," ■ he said on the second attempt. “Is your motion in writing?” the i Chief Justice demanded. "It is not in writing." Kelly replied | He added that he had written letter*, to each of the justices, asking appoint ment of a committee on the matter. "Please put the motion in wrritmg and submit it,” Mr. Hughes said sharp ly. "Oral statements are not permit fin a mnf iftn nf Ihnt •« "This situation is such that techni I calities should not-” Kelly began. I "You may take your seat." the Chief Justice commanded sternly. "1 will write out my motion," Kelly said as he sat down. Told to Submit Motion. "Submit it to the clerk, and It will be considered by the court," Mr. Hughes directed. Attorney General Cummings and Solicitor General Reed were present for the court opening, arriving a few minutes before noon. Cummings said he had decided at the last minute to attend the opening session In order to move the admission j to practice before the court of Max Spelke of Stamford. Conn., an old 1 friend and one of his assistants. Justice Black watched with an In scrutable face as Cummings moved the admission of Spelke, who is credited with having played an im portant part in breaking up the Ku Klux Klan in Connecticut and Rhode Island. In 1924, while practicing law In Darien, Conn., Spelke defended a woman who had been accused of stealing documents from the file* of the kleagle of the Connecticut realm (See COURT, Page A-3) MODEL HOME ROBBED Rugs Worth $1,055 Stolen From Chevy Chase House. Theft of rugs valued at $1,053 from a model home at All Rolling road, Chevy Chase, Md., was reported to Montgomery County police today. The home is owned by the Shannon St Luc ha Co. Entrance was gained apparently by breaking a basement window. Seven rugs were taken, but the thieves left one valued at $550. most valuable in the home, probably because of Its largs ate. y U. S. CO-OPERATION Secretary Perkins Extends Facilities of Labor Bureau for Use in Survey. By lh« Associated Prtss. Secretary Perkins offered the Duke of Windsor today the full co-operation of the Labor Department in studying housing and working conditions in the United States. "The facilities of the United States Department of Labor are always available to citizens and visitors in terested in the problems of wage earners.” Miss Perkins said. In Parts, meanwhile, the Duke's intention to take his American bride to the United States to study labor problems was believed by foreign ob servers to open a broad, new political life for the labor-minded former Brit ish emperor. The announcement that the duke and duchess would make a survey of housing and working conditions in Germany and the United States "soon” loosed a flood of speculation on Edward's future. Thomas H. Carter, a royal house hold official acting as his secretary, disclosed the plans in a formal state ment yesterday. He declined, how ever. to answer any questions on whether Windsor was preparing for a possible role in politics or would become an advisor to his brother and successor, George VI. Some British quarters attached sig nificance to the fact that the an nouncement was made by an official of the privy purse office—which, they said, seemed to indicate King George himself probably had been consulted In advance and had approved Wind sor's tour. If I Can Be of Service.” That theory was linked with a phrase from Edward's farewell radio speech when he pledged that, "if at any time in the future I can be found of service to his majesty in a private station I will not fail.” Observers predicted, however, the trip was certain to lift Edward from the limited social circle in which he has mingled since his marriage. As the Prince of Wales and dur ing his brief resign as King-Em peror, Edward was notably concerned with the social welfare of his sub jects. On many occasions he as sailed housing conditions of British workers. > "The great mass of slum dwellings in this country,” the then Prince of Wales declared in 1933, "are more than a century old. They are relics of a bygone idea of what was tolerable for the working man.” Last year, only a month before the storm which brought about his abdi cation, Edward visited the "black areas” of depression-oppressed South Wales. There, in a burst of feeling, he made his famous promise. "Some thing will be done,” words to which observers today added new signifi cance. With another week's stay in Paris his only known engagement, the duke (See WINDSOR. Page A-9.) " -■ -■ •-- ■ ROOSEVELT PLEDGED President's Son Wears Delta Psi Fraternity Pin. UNIVERSITY, Va„ October 4 OP).— Franklin D. Roosevelt. Jr., a first-year law student at the University of Vir ginia, was among nine students wear ing Delta Psi Social Fraternity pledge pins today. Young Roosevelt was one of 303 men pledged fraternities at the State nnieenttwasterday.