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Closing New York Markets, Pafe 16 WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION
CENTS.
EDEN EXPECTS U. S
TO LEAD BRUSSELS
ACTION FOR PEACE
Britain to Go Only as Far as
, America in Ending War,
He Says.
WASHINGTON INITIATED
TALK, COMMONS TOLD
Officials Here Suggested Brussels
as Site for Conference, Sec
retary Asserts.
BACKGROUND—
British foreign policy during
past five years has been directed
at keeping out of war in both the
Far East and the Mediterranean
areas at the cost of great loss of
prestige. Attitude toward Italy has
stiffened. however, as Rome
stoutly resists all pressure to with
draw her “volunteer" troops from
Spain, where they are fighting for
Gen. Francisco Franco.
By the Associated Press.
LONDON, Nov. 1—Foreign Secretary
Anthony Eden told Commons today
that Britain will go exactly as far as
the United States in seeking an end
to the Chinese-Japanese conflict at
■ the Brussels Nine-Power Conference
| which opens Wednesday.
F Making clear that the United States
Is expected to take the lead in any
definite action to control the Far East
ern threat to world peace, Eden said
that Britain is prepared:
"To go as far as the United States,
In full agreement with them—not
rushing in front, but not being left
behind."
Heads Brussels Delegation.
The foreign secretary, who will head
the British delegation to Brussels, gave
the Far Eastern situation front rank
In a frank pronouncement covering
the whole international field.
• He also curtly tossed back Italy’s
bid for a return of Britain's war-gained
colonial mandates to Germany and
upheld the government’s course in
the Mediterranean and Spain.
The United States, he said, took the
initiative in convoking the nine-power
conference and any action on the Far
East “essentially depended on co
operation of the United States.”
“We realize, that with conditions
as they are in the world today,” Eden
continued, “that we must realize the
> difficulties of the Far Eastern situa
tion. I assure the House that it is in
this spirit that I go to Brussels,
anxious to contribute what little lies
in my power in a situation in which
no one can envy a foreign secretary
today.”
The United States suggested that
Brussels be the meeting place, he
asserted.
“I say without hesitation,” he added,
‘‘thfit in order to get full co-operation,
on an equal basis, of the United States
Government in the International Con
ference, I would travel not only from
r Geneva to Brussels, but from Mel
bourne to Alaska—the more particu
larly in the present situation of inter
national affairs.”
j Also Deals With Colonies.
[ Eden, speaking in foreign affairs de
bate, dealt with the Far Eastern crisis,
[Germany’s desire for return of war
lost colonies and with piracy at sea
growing from the Spanish civil war.
The foreign secretary advised Italy
flatly, amid Commons cheers, that she
need not expect the return of colonies
to Germany while Premier Mussolini
keeps territory which Italy won in the
war.
Thus, with what he described as
his own “appalling frankness,” Eden
answered Premier Mussolini’s urging
in his address last w'eek that Ger
many get back a “place in the African
O... ft
Italy gained the German-speaking
Southern Tyrol as a consequence of
the World War.
Of Spain, Eden bluntly told opposi
tion members of the Parliament that
the Nyon accord to combat piracy
had resulted in facilitating “the ar
rival of very large quantities of ma
terial at Spanish government ports.”
“The House no doubt will have ob
served, during recent days,” Eden as
serted, discussing colonies, “that the
country that had itself, as an outcome
of the Great War, gained very con
siderable accessions of territory in
Europe, and also received certain ter
ritorial concessions in Africa from
countries which were its allies in the
Great War, had now championed the
claim of Germany to African posses
sions. * * * i mUst declare plainly
that we do not admit the right of
any government to call upon us for
contribution, when there is no evi
dence to show that that government
Is prepared to make any contribution
of their own account.”
Protest Ship Sinking.
'j Eden earlier told the House the
government had lodged a strong pro
test with Spanish insurgent author
ities over the sinking of the British
merchantman Jean Weems.
As the mighty battle cruiser Hood
sped to Barcelona to investigate the
defiance of the Nyon anti-piracy ac
cord, Eden indicated Anglo-French
Mediterranean reinforcements might
be made as a result of the Jean Weems
bombing.
The insurgents, he said, “have un
dertaken at once to make a most
searching inquiry" to fix the responsi
bility for the incident. *
The Hood, armed with eight 15
lnch guns, steamed toward the Catalan
coast from Mallorca, where she was
ordered last week.
Crew to Be Interviewed,
j Her officers were instructed to in
i terview the crew of the Jean Weems,
j all saved before the bomb-wrecked
vessel went down Saturday morning.
The officers also were told to get the
stories of the two non-intervention
j observers on board the Jean Weems.
The dispatch of the Hood to the
scene of the bombing appeared to be
evidence that Britain is determined
on a sterner Mediterranean policy to
enforce the Nyon anti-piracy ac
cord.
Delicate Situation in Windsor s
Visit Scouted by Sir Ronald
Ambassador, Arriving in New York,
Says Duke Should Avoid Politics
as Much as Possible.
Bj me Associated rreas.
NEW YORK, Nov. 1.—Sir Ronald
Lindsay, British Ambassador to the
United States, said on his arrival from
England that no “delicate situation”
could possibly arise in connection With
the Duke of Windsor’s forthcoming
visit to this country as long as the
Duke "avoids politics as much as pos
sible.”
The Ambassador was consistently
vague about the part British officials
will play in receiving the Duke and
Duchess when they arrive here Novem
ber 11.
“I imagine the Duke will want cer
tain facilities, and I shall be proud
and glad to give him the things he
wants,” Sir Ronald said.
“We haven’t any policy at all,” he
continued in a shipboard interview
aboard the steamship Queen Mary.
“The Duke may want a certain
amount of help, and if he does I shall
give it to him. I have only vague in
dications of what his plans are. I
have them on a bit of paper, but they
are so subject to change that I wouldn’t
want to show them now.
“As for any delicate situation, there
will be no difficulties about a man
studying housing and labor and still
avoiding politics.”
Sir Ronald, in reply to questions
whether his stall would accompany the
Duke and Duchess on their cross
country travels here, replied:
“I don t think he wants that. He
was always the simplest sort of per
son.”
“Do you plan to give a dinner to
him and the Duchess in Washington?"
a reporter asked.
The Ambassador chuckled. "I
shall have to consult my wife," he
said.
‘‘If your wife approves, will it be a
large, formal dinner?”
"It would seem she would have to
do more than just approve, wouldn't
it?” he smiled. Then, in more serious
vein, he went on:
"I have very little information on
what they plan to do on this journey.
The duke is coming in a private
capacity and will be treated the same
as any other member of royalty would
in such a capacity."
8ir Gerald Campbell, British Con
sul General in New York, said he or
some representative of the consulate
undoubtedly would meet the duke as
a "distinguished visitor.”
“He is arranging everything through
his friends here," Sir Gerald said.
"We will accord him any assistance
we are called upon to provide.”
DAVIS ANDDR. KOO
TALKAT BRUSSELS
Subject is Expected to Be
Chinese Terms for ‘
Peace.
BACKGROUND—
Convocation of conference of
signatories and adherents of nine
power treaty guaranteeing in
tegrity of China summoned last
month by Belgium in effort to stop
Sino-Japanese warfare after Presi
dent Roosevelt had offered Ameri
can co-operation for peace and had
urged a united front of peace
loving nations against the contagion
of aggression. Conference, origi
nally scheduled to open October
30. was postponed until Wednesday
because of Belgian cabinet crisis.
By the Associated Press.
BRUSSELS, Nov. 1.—First practi
cal contact In preparation for the
Nine-Power Conference came today
in a meeting between Norman Davis,
head of the United States delegation,
and Dr. V. K. Wellington Koo, Chinese
Ambassador to Prance.
Davis was expected to discuss with
Dr. Koo, also chief of China’s confer
ence delegation, terms under which
China would agree to peace negotia
tions in the Chinese-Japanese con
flict.
China Willing to Talk Peace.
Chinese officials in Paris already
have Indicated willingness to discuss
peace terms in Brussels, although they
said they would not talk about "peace
at any prioe.”
Davis finished the draft of his open
ing speech at the conference early
this morning and cabled it to Wash
ington for approval.
When the conference convenes
Wednesday, Davis probably will be
the first delegation head to speak,
after Belgium’s Foreign Minister Paul
Spaak’s welcome.
Committees to Be Named.
After all delegation heads have
been given opportunity to address
the conference, necessary committees
will be appointed.
The procedure then will be to make
a motion allowing the Chinese to ex
plain their position—probably behind
closed doors.
FORECAST FOR DISTRICT
IS FAIR AND WARMER
“Indian Summer” Weather Will
Continue According to
Weather Bureau.
“Indian summer” weather was ex
pected to prevail in the District
through tomorrow after enticing thou
sands of Washingtonians out into the
parks and mountain retreats of nearby
Maryland and Virginia yesterday.
Rising gradually from a low of 40
at 6 a.m. today, the temperature
reached 46 at 9:30 am. and was
expected to go abpve 50 this after
noon and remain there during tonight.
The forecast called for fair and
warmer weather, with a minimum tem
perature of about 50 tonight, with
tomorrow mostly cloudy and warmer.
Showers are predicted for tomorrow
night. ,
A maximum temperature of 58 was
recorded yesterday. The mean tem
perature of 51 was exactly normal for
October 31, the Weather Bureau said.
The records showed the month just
ended was the wettest October in the
history of the Weather Bureau. A
total of 8.81 Inches of rain fell during
the month. This compared with a
normal precipitation of 2.84
and the previous record of 8.69
recorded in 1885.
MILK STRIKE VIOLENCE
Dairy Fanners’ Union Moves
Against Distributors.
UTICA, N. Y., Nov. 1 OP).-Minor
violence continued to mafk upstate
picketing activities today as the Dairy
Farmers' Union pointed its 19-county
milk strike directly at New York’s
thfee major distributors—Sheffield
Farms, the Borden Corp. and the
Dairymen’s League.
Two cans of milk were dumped at
Camden and stones were hurled by
pickets who, State Police Lieut. Martin
Dillon said, attempted to halt a con
voy of trucks entering the Dairymen’s
League plant there.
DROPPED BY P. W: A.
Substitution of Regional Dis
tricts Immediate Cause
of Reductions.
Approximately 500 field employes
were served from Public Works Ad
ministration pay rolls today as the
new regional set up went into effect.
The substitution of seven regional
districts for the 48 separate State
units existing heretofore was the im
mediate cause of the initial reduction
in personnel. Officials explained it
was "just the beginning.”
A large majority of the estimated
8,300 persons remaining in the P. W.
A. will be let out of the service in
the next few months. With funds
denied for new projects, it was esti
mated the existing program of public
works will be completed within the
next year. Then the P. W. A. will
fold up, unless, in the meantime, Con
gress provides funds for additional
projects. <
Old Story to P. W. A. Staff.
These reductions in personnel com
prise an old story to members of the
P. W. A. staff. In April, 1936, there
were 10,936 employes in the field and
in the Washington headquarters. ~n
cluding the dismissals today, the staff
has been scaled down to approximately
8,300.
A large majority of the 2,800 em
ployes in the Washington headquar
ters will be affected by future layoffs.
The reductions here, however, will be
fewer than in the field, as it will be
necessary to maintain a competent
working nucleus until the last chap
ter of the P. W. A. is written.
608 Workers Transferred.
The 600 employes in the former
Housing Division were transferred to
day by executive order to the new
Housing Authority under Administra
tor Nathan Straus. This had been
arranged by the President last week.
P. W. A. officials were unable to say
today if any of the housing employes
are to be dropped when Mr. Straus .
personally takes over the new organi
sation tomorrow. The housing ad
ministrator had indicated in New
York that some reductions are pos
sible.
SIMPSON ARRIVES
ON SURPRISE VISIT
Parries All Questions to His Di
▼oroe and His Former Wife,
the Duchess of Windsor.
Br the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Nor. 1—Traveling in
cognito, Ernest A. Simpson, former
husband of the Duchess of Windsor,
arrived on a surprise visit to the United
States, today on the Cunard White
Star-finer Queen Mary.
He parried all questions referring to
his divorce and his former wife.
Asked whether he planned to marry
Mrs. Mary Raffray, London society
woman, Simpson laughingly replied:
"Oh, let’s have another drink.”
He said he had come to spend three
or four weeks visiting his mother, Mrs.
Ernest,L. Simpson of New York, and
to attend private business In connec
tion with his London ship brokerage
firm.
This has to do, he said, with the
suggested purchase by his firm, Simp
son, fipenoe St Young,_of the long-un
used Amerioan liner Leviathan. Pour
representatives of his company are
ready to submit a bid to the United
States Shipping Board. He did not
think the ship would be worth a sug
gested bid of (3,000,000 for scrap iron,
he said.
JAPAN REVEALS PLANS
FOR PACT WITH ITALY
Br ths Associated Press.
TOKIO, Nov. 1.—A Japanese for
eign office spokesman disclosed today
that Japan "Is contemplating some
form of agreement with Italy to oo
operate against Communism.”
The statement was the first official
confirmation of long-rumored . rap
prochement between Japan and Italy.
Previously it had been insisted their
negotiations were confined to a new
trade treaty. ,
Rgliable sources indicated Italy
might Join the German-Japanese antf
Cammunism agreement rather than
conclude a two-party pact with Japan.
f
JAPAN APOLOGIZES
FOR INVADING U.S.
AREA ATSHANGHAI
Hasegawa Tells Beaumont
After Protest Incident
Will Not Recur.
OUTPOSTS’ WITHDRAWAL
IS REFUSED BY BRITISH
7,000 Nipponese Shock Troops
Cross Soochow Creek Under Cover
of Heavy Barrage.
BACKGROUND—
American troops and nationals
under constant fire around Shang
hai during Japanese invasion of
China as part of campaign to con
quer five northern provinces. Mis
directed Japanese and Chinese
shells have several times brought
death and injury to Americans.
Three British soldiers were killed
last Friday when Japanese shell
struck outpost of International
Settlement guard. Japanese
apologised.
Br the Associated Brew.
SHANGHAI. Nov. 1.—Japanese Ad
miral Kiyoehi Hasegawa apologized
today to the United States marine
commander who protested against a
Japanese foray on the American
protected side of Soochow Creek.
A party of Japanese bluejackets had
crossed the creek to the American
sector of the International Settlement
in a rice-laden junk seized after scar
ing off the Chinese crew.
Brig. Gen. John C. Beaumont,
marine commander in Shanghai, pro
tested to Hasegawa, who apologized
and promised there would not be a re
currence of the incident.
(At Tokio Foreign Minister Koki
Hirota sent a formal note of apol
ogy to British Ambassador Sir Rob
ert Leslie Cragie for the machine
gunning of British motor cars
October 12 near Shanghai. Craigie
replied, expressing satisfaction.)
7,000 Cross Soochow Creek.
The apology to Beaumont came as
7,000 Japanese shock troops, under
cover of a thunderous artillery bar
rage, crossed Soochow Creek west of
Shanghai. Closer to the Settlement,
Japanese used the Chinese Junk and
other craft to negotiate the creek
and attack Chinese positions along
the south bank.
As Japanese attempted to blast
their way into Chinese positions and
encircle Shanghai. MaJ. Gen. A. P. D.
Telfer-Smollett commander of Brit
ish troops, refused to withdraw his
soldiers from outposts in western sec
tions of the city.
In answer to Japanese disclosure
that Chinese machine-gun nests near
British outposts along the Shanghai
Hangchow Railway would be sub
jected to intense bombardment, Tel
fer-Smollett ordered British union
jacks flown over all British dugouts
and sandbag barriers.
He served notice that the British
would hold their lines regardless of
eventualities.
Tension Heightened.
Tension between Japanese and Brit
ish troops became more acute, with
British blaming Japanese for 10 cas
ualties, including 5 deaths, suffered
by their forces in Shanghai thus far.
While Japanese planes dropped
bombs dangerously near British out
posts on a neighboring battlefield,
four Irish soldiers killed by misdi
rected Japanese shell were buried with
impressive ceremonies.
Three of thi soldiers were killed
Friday and a fourth died Sunday of
wounds suffered in the Friday shelling.
British authorities refrained from
(See SHANGHAI, Page A-3.)
U. S. Fleet at Gibraltar.
GIBRALTAR, Nov. I (^.—The
United States cruiser Raleigh, flag
ship of Rear Admiral Arthur Fair
field, and the destroyers Hatfield,
Kane and Claxton arrived here to
day. The new United States destroy
er Manley was expected November 5
and the Kane and Hatfield were
scheduled to return to the United
States.
RAILJEDIATORS
Creates Board, in Dispute of
Pacific Electric Railway
and Employes.
Br the Associated Press.
HYDE PARK, N. Y.. Nov. 1.—Pres
ident Roosevelt created an emergency
board by proclamation today to me
diate a labor dispute between the Pa
cific Electric Railway and its employes
represented bj the Brotherhood of
Railroad Trainmen.
The President named the following
to the board: Isaiah L. Sharfman. Uni
versity of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.;
Dexter M. Keexer, Reed College, Port
land, Oreg., and John P. Devaney,
Minneapolis, Minn.
The board was named, White House
attaches announced, because the dis
pute threatens “substantially to in
terrupt State commerce within the
State of California to a degree such
as to deprive that section of the coun
try of essential transportation service ”
Action was taken under section 10
of the Railway Labor Act.
Walk oat Is Delayed.
LOS ANGELES. Nov. 1 OP).—A
walkout of 2,000 Pacific Electric Rah
way employes, scheduled for 2 a.m. to
morrow, was automatically delayed #0
days when President Roosevelt created
by proclamation today an emergency
board to mediate the wages and hours
dispute between the company and the
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.
The action created the second ex
tensive delay sinoe the union made its
first pay increase demands several
months ago.
Directly affected by a strike would
have been 200,000 persons who com
mute daily between Los Angeles and
cities in five Southern California
counties.
The National Mediation Board failed
in an effort to settle differences be
tween the railway and its employes.
SAUD AIDE FEARED DEAD
Bheikhi Youaaef Yassine May Be
Syrian Blood Victim.
DAMASCUS. Syria, Nov. 1 OF).—
Sheikh Youssef Yassine, chancellor to
King Ibn Saud of the Arabian Sau
dian Eknpire, was feared today to
have been a victim of floods in which
1,000 may have perished.
He has been missing since he left
Damascus for Baghdad, Iraq, Thurs
day.
The bodies of 279 victims have been
recovered and authorities feared the
toll of dead would exceed 1,000.
About 50,000 persons were destitute.
French Party
Backs Reich’s
Economic Plea
By tht Associated Press
PARIS, Nov. 1. — The Radical
Socialist party, leading unit of the
People’s Front Government, yesterday
urged convocation of a world confer
ence to satisfy Germany's demands for
raw materials.
The closing resolution of the party
congress at Lille, while emphasizing a
friendly gesture to Germany, reiter
ated opposition to German demands
for restoration of her lost colonies as
an aid to her economic expansion.
The Radical-Socialist party resolu
tion declared that "to establish real
European peace it is desirable to work
for the improvement of international
economic relations, which are an es
sential condition of peace.
"It seems inconceivable, even use
less, to accept the hypothesis of redis
tribution of colonial mandates, but
the party does not refuse to envisage
i survey of international markets which
would open to all people an equal and
easy access to essential prime ma
terials.”
BEGINS PARLEYS
M. L. Wilson First Agency
Head to Bring >n Problems
of Administration.
By J. RUSSELL YOUNG.
James Roosevelt, son of the Presi
dent and member of his secretariat,
today held the first of a aeries of con
ferences with the heads of independ
ent and emergency agencies to solve
the administration problems and effect
better co-ordination.
The first was with M. L. Wilson,
Undersecretary of Agriculture. The
others scheduled for a half-hour each
throughout the remainder of the day
were with A. J. Altmeyer. chairman of
the Social Security Board; John C.
Page, reclamation commissioner; Clyde
L. Seavey, chairman of the Federal
Power Commission; Joseph P. Ken
nedy, chairman of the Maritime Com
mission; W. A. Ayres, member of the
Federal Trade Commission; C. F. Hoe
ford, chairman of the Federal Bitumi
nous Coal Commission, and J. W. Mad
den, chairman of the National Labor
Relations Board.
Mr. Altmeyer, who was accompehied
by Miss Mary W. Dewson, member of
the Social Security Beard, said that,
while nothing definite was discussed
today, he felt sure the conference Idea
will offer a splendid opportunity for
agencies to lay their problems at the
White House and obtain suggestions
for bringing about greater co-opera
tion. Mr. Page and Mr. Wilson gave
reports which were virtually the same.
Mr. Seavey said he was pleased to
have auch a medium of contact with
the White House and that he had laid
some of the problems of his commis
sion before young Roosevelt.
Today’s conference schedule orig
inally included the names of Jesse
Jones, chairman of the Reconstruction
Finance Corp., and Marrlner 8. Eccles,
governor of the Federal Reserve Board,
who were out of the city today, and
W. I. Myers, governor of the Federal
Farm Credit Board, who was ill at
home.
As outlined by the President, these
conferences, intended to promote effi
ciency and to save the President’s
time, will be held each Monday and
Tuesday in James Roosevelt’s office.
As explained by the President fol
lowing an announcement about a
week ago as to this new White House
set-up, James Roosevelt is not to act
in the capacity of co-ordinator of Gov
ernment activities, but merely in the
capacity of a “clearing house’’ head.
In other words, Independent bureau
and emergency beads, when they have
administration policy and problems to
suggest, will bring them to Secretary
Roosevelt at the weekly conferences
Instead of to the President himself.
Of course, matters of Importance
which develop at the conferences will
be brought Immediately to the atten
tion of the President by his son.
Leave* for Winnipeg.
CHICAGO, Nov. 1 <AP>.—Sir Hubert
Wilkins left today by plane for Win
nipeg to rejoin his aerial expedition
preparing to renew the aearch for six
Russian flyers lost over the Arctic
Russian flyers lost August IS.
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f 1
Nine Colored Inmates Iso
lated After Police Are Called
to Quell Uprising by 30.
BACKGROUND—
Riots in recent months at Na
tional Training School for Girls
were followed by dismissal Friday
of Dr. Carrie W. Smith, superin
tendent, who had won sympathy
of Mrs. Roosevelt for a $100,000
appropriation to improve conditions
at the institution. Dr. Smith was
appointed IS months ago. Con
gressional investigation of Condi
tions has been demanded by Rep
resentative Kennedy, member of
House District Committee.
Nine colored inmates of the National
Training School lor Girls were placed
in isolated quarters today after po
lice were called to quell a riot which
began when a group of about 30
girls demanded the release of nine
others previously placed in confine
ment.
The disturbance, the second since
the dismissal last Friday of Dr. Car
rie W. Smith, superintendent, started
in the dining room after the morning
meal. A group of inmates refused to
return to their rooms, left their ma
tron and started milling about -the
yard in front of the main building.
Several broke into a small shack
outside and took baseball bats, pieces
of hose and other articles which they
brandished menacingly at institution
authorities.
A passerby summoned police from
the seventh precinct. The officers
singled, out several leaders in the
uprising and forcibly took them to
isolated rooms. Nine in all were
placed in confinement. The nine
already isolated were placed there
Saturday and yesterday after disobey
ing rules.
Trying to Dictate.
Dr. Lewald, acting superintendent
of the institution, said the girls have
been “trying to dictate the policies
of the institution and rim it the
way they like.”
“They've always had too much free
dom," he said. He explained that
trouble developed when the girls de
clared Dr. Smith had let them do
“anything we wanted to do.“
“They knew we wouldn’t allow that,
so they started to take matters into
their own hands,” he added.
Dr, .Lewald said today was the first
time any had been placed in isolated
quarters for violence. In the Other
cases this action was taken because
of violations of rules. Several inmates
who were given permission to leave the
institution did not return when .they
were supposed to do so, and three left
without permission. All but one of the
latter group have been returned, he
istd.
Seme Cnt Themselves.
During today’s rebellion, Dr. Lewald
said, two or three girls cut their
wrists with broken pieces of glass.
None was seriously hurt, however.
None of the five white girls at the
training school participated in the dis
turbance, officials said. There are 37
inmates there at the present time.
The acting superintendent said the
fact there is a‘ lot of Works Progress
Administration construction going on
there now has added to the turmoil
because there is little room for out
side recreation.
One of the white girls said she felt
such disturbances "unnecessary.” Be
sides, she added, “every one here has
to suffer when a few start fighting.”
Dr. Lewald said the inmates now
will be given as much freedom as they
can use without license. The rebel
lious girls were confined on the sec
ond floor of the main building.
FRENCH PLANE SPANS
ATLANTIC FROM BRAZIL
Sr tbs Associated Pros*.
PARIS, Now. 1.—nance's great fly
ing boat, Lt da Valsseau Paris, landed
today at Dakar, Senegal, French- West
African colony, after a flight across
the South Atlantic from Natal, Brasil.
The return voyage, the crew re
ported, waa without incident. The
giant seaplane covered the 1,830 miles
over open ocean in 17 hours 58 min
utes. Average speed was 105 miles
per hour. Officials said no attempt
was made to establish a record.
Air France said the plane would
remain at Dakar probably for several
days until It could be cheeked after
its long flights.
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WAR IN FAR EAST.
Japan apologises lor raid on U. S.
area at Shanghai. Page A-l
Anglo-Japanese settlement looms at
nine-power parley. Page A-4
All “lost battalion” members are pro
moted by Cniang. Page A-S
FOREIGN.
Britain protests to Insurgents on
vessel’s sinking. Page A-l
Davis confers at Brussels with Dr.
Koo. Page A-l
NATIONAL.
James Roosevelt begins parleys with
agency beads. Page A-l
House group agrees on voluntary crop
control program. Page A-l
Possibility of maritime mediation
board is seen. Page A-S
Eccles summoned for Hyde Park con
ference. Page A-8
Alien “isms" hit by Army and Navy
UMon. Page A-S
WASHINGTON AND VICINITY.
P. W. A. drops 600 field employes
from pay roll. Page A-l
Girls at National Training School riot
again. Page A-l
Imitation of Mae West wins Halloween
parade prize. Page A-S
One dead, doaen hurt in traffic acci
dents. Page A-S
Filling station managers and hdekers
are botd-ap victims. Page A-s
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Women urge abolishment of “sweat
shops" in D. C. PageA-12
McNabb quits F. T. C. after 58 years
In Government. Page A-12
Catholics celebrate Feast of Christ the
King. Page B-l
New aviation regulations becqmb1 ef
fective today. Page B-l
EDITORIAL AND COMMENT.
Editorials. Page A-8
This and That. Page A-8
Answers to Questions. Page A-8
Washington Observations. Page A-8
David Lawrence. Page A-9
H. R. Baukhage. Page A-9
Dorothy Thompson. Page A-9
Constantine Brown. Page A-9
Lemuel Parton. Page A-9
8PORT8.
Race for mythical grid title still wide
open. Page C-l
First half of football season takes
14 lives. Page C-2
Eastern college sports grouped in new
»et-up. Page C-l
Redskins .and Giants hold pro grid
iron spotlight Page C-l
Only six major teams remain un
beaten, untied. Page c-2
Capital elevens facing tough foes this
week. Page C-2
Leonard rated promising pitcher for
Griffman. Page C-2
MISCELLANY.
City News in Brief. Page A-12
Bedtime Stories. PageB-19
Nature’s Children. Page B-19
Shipping News. PageB-13
Dorothy Dix. Page C-4
Betsy Caswell. Page C-4
Cross-word Pusale. % Page C-8
I^tter-Out. Page C-8
Winning Contract. Page C-9
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HOUSE UNIT TAKES
VOLUNTARY PLAN
OF CROPjONTROL
Wheat, Cotton and Rice to
Be Regulated Thus in New
Farm Measure.
TOBACCO PROGRAM
TO BE COMPULSORY
Program for Peanuts and Potatoes
Also Sought by Some—Corn
Presents a Problem.
BACKGROUND—
To White House insistence last
summer on a new crop-control law
Congress paid no attention. But
House and Senate leaders did agree
to make crop control the first
order of business of the next ses
sion if the administration would
make a cotton loan to bolster the
price of the king crop. The loan
was made, and not long afterward
President Roosevelt called a special
session for November 15. Crop
control is one of the first items
on its agenda.
The House Agriculture Committee *
agreed today on the principle of vol
untary control of wheat, cotton and
rice crops in the new farm bill.
Chairman Jones, Democrat, of Texas
said the group also has virtually ac
cepted a proposal for compulsory con
trol of tobacco.
The question of compulsory or vol
untary regulation of crop production
has been one of the most controversial
before the committee, which is draft
ing a bill for presentation at the
special session of Congress Nov. 15.
The skeleton bill outlined by Rep
resentative Jones also provides for
continuation of soil conservation pay
ments, financing the new program by
some form of tariff equalizing taxes
and setting up marketing quotas In
emergencies.
It differs in many respects from a
measure already drawn by Represent
ative Flannagan, Democrat, of Vir
ginia, providing for compulsory crop
control.
Penalties of 50 Per Cent
The Flannagan bill would operate
chiefly by means of marketing quotas
and the imposition of penalties on
farmers selling crops in excess of those
quotas. Re
commit tee members said the tobacco
control system under consideration
would place penalties of 50 per cent
of the value on buyers of surplus to
bacco rather than on the farmer.
Some sentiment was said to have
developed for similar penalties for
peanuts and potatoes. There also was
opposition in the committee on the
ground that if these ejMmodities were
given special treatment it would open
the way to demands for special han
dling of additional crops.
The difficulty of drafting provisions
for corn remained one of the major
problems.
Undecided on
Representative rnrrijph'lfi.I of
Nebraska, member ofWrftibcommitlee
handling com, said the group was as
undecided about the commodity as
when Congress adjourned last August.
Eighty-five per cent of the com
produced is fed to stock and poultry
without leaving the county in which
it is grown. This factor presents
i a difficult problem of control and
' taxation, if processing levies are to
be imposed.
While the House committee pro
ceeded with drawing a bill largely
on the basis of voluntary control, one
member of the Senate Agriculture
Committee said a majority of farmers
wanted compulsory control.
Senator Ellender, Democrat, of
Louisiana said sentiment in the South
was largely for compulsory control,
but in the Northwest many farmers
felt voluntary control would bring the
same results. He has been attending
subcommittee hearings in various
parts of the country. ‘
COCA COLA VOTES
EXTRA DIVIDEND
Profit* for Quarter $2,000,000
Over Last Year—Bonuses
Are Declared.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Nov. 1—Coca Cola
Co. today declared an extra dividend
of *2 and a quarterly dividend of 75
cents on the common stock.
A similar extra was paid last De
cember 15. The previous quarterly
dividend was 75 cents. Both divi
dends are payable December 15 to
stock of record November 26.
Profits for the quarter ended Sep
tember 30, after dividends on class
"A” stock, were *8,041,700, against
*6,776,748 in the September quarter
last year.
The company announced payment
of an extra month’s salary to all em
ployes outside the so-called manage
ment group had been authorised by
directors. Additional compensation of
(250,000 also was authorized to be
distributed among the managerial
personnel.
September quarter profits were
equal to *2.01 a share on the common
stock, against *1.70 a share in the
1936 September quarter.
SOVIET DOOMS 6 MORE
FOR MISMANAGEMENT
By the Associated Press
MOSCOW, Nov. 1.—Six more per
sons were reported sentenced to
death today for mismanagement of
Soviet agricultural enterprises in Si
beria.
The sentences, latest in a long list
of similar decrees disclosed in recent
weeks, followed by a day Joseph
Stalin's speech in behalf of newly
appointed Industrial leader* seeking
to speed lagging production.
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