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«tJ. 8. Wjathei Bureau Forecast.)
Showers this afternoon or early to- - The Only evening DEDer
' night; tomorrow fair and colder; lowest jn WjXsVnntrt-ATi ssri’fV.
tonight about 46 degrees. Temperatures * VV f SmngtOn With the
today—Highest, 66, at 1 p.m.; lowest, 48, * Associated Pre88 NeWS
at 6 a.m. Full report on Page A-l7. k and Wirephoto Services.
Kew York Stock Market Closed Today ——“
<**> Mtana Aaaociatad Praaa. TWO CENTS.
Victors in New York and
New Jersey Likely to Be
Pushed for Presidency.
C. I. 0. Seeks to Elect Candidate
as Detroit Mayor and Con
trol City Council.
By the Associated Press.
Personalities rather than national
Issues dominated today's off-year elec
tions to the extent that some of the
winners may receive consideration as
1940 presidential timber.
Political observers mentioned three
men especially in that connection:
Mayor Fiorello La Guardia of New
York, seeking re-election with the
backing of an unusual coalition of Re
publicans, Laborites, Socialists and
United States Senator A. Harry
Moore and State Senator Lester H.
Clee, contesting for the governorship
of New Jersey. Moore, a Democrat, has
been Governor twice. Clee, a Repub
lican, is a Presbyterian minister.
In New York an army of anti-fraud
election watchers, 22,600 strong,
mobilized at polling places today as
the vanguard of voters marked their
choices. Widespread talk of vote
stealing, aired by candidates of both
camps in the five-borough election,
led to the posting of 18,000 police. 3,50u
special deputy attorneys general and
I, 100 volunteers, mostly lawyers.
Ten arrests in connection with the
hotly disputed election were recorded
within three hours after the polls
opened. Police Commissioner Lewis
J. Valentine said applications for 2,075
warrants had been made. Illegal reg
istration was charged. A total of
7,437 registrants already had been dis
Mayor La Guardia made a personal
all-day tour of the city’s 3,910 election
districts to look for any evidence of
“strong-arm'' intimidation.
Voters were selecting Mayors in
more than 30 cities, Legislatures in five
States, a Governor in Virginia and
four Representatives to fill vacancies
in New York and Virginia.
Roosevelt Takes No Sides.
Opposing La Guardia was Jeremiah
T. Mahoney, running on a Democratic
ticket with the support of Tammany
Hall, Democratic Chairman James A.
Farley, Gov. Herbert Lehman and
Senator Robert F. Wagner.
Both candidates are supporters of
President Roosevelt. The President,
voting at his family home in Hyde
Park, N. Y„ has taken no sides.
Special Rackets Prosecutor Thomas
E. Dewey, La Guardia man and a
Republican, opposes Harold W. Hast
ings, Tammany candidate, for district
attorney of New York County. A ma
jority of New York newspapers pre
dicted victory for both La Guardia
and Dewey.
Tha vnfiner_fnllnn'ini* »
nicipal registration of 2,483,387—was
carried on under the eyes of thousands
of police.
The polls opened at 6 a.m. (E. S. T.)
and will close 12 hours later.
Barton Runs for Congress.
Bruce Barton, advertising executive
End Republican, was running for Rep
resentative of the 17th “silk stock
ing” district, New York County,
against Stanley Osserman, Democrat,
and George Backer, American Labor
nominee, for the seat left vacant by
the death of T. A. Peyser.
Control of the New York Board of
Estimate, one of the two governing
bodies of the city, was at stake in
the election of a controller, presi
dents of the five boroughs and presi
dent of the City Council who, with
the Mayor, constitute the board. The
La Guardia forces won control of the
board four years ago but lost it last
year when Prank J. Taylor, Tammany
candidate, was elected controller.
Taylor is opposed in the present elec
tion by Joseph D. McGoldrick, Fusion
The city voted also for a City Council
replacing the present Board of Alder
men, councilmen being chosen by pro
portional representation, which is being
111 New Yortc for the first time.
P. R. was designed to bring legisla
tive representation to minority groups,
which would give Tammany a lesser
hold_on politics by giving Brooklyn,
(See ELECTIONS, Page A-3.)
Relatives Said Hurler, Released
by Cincinnati, Feared He’d Never
Get Back to Major Leagues.
■» the Associated Press.
JACKSON, Mich., Nov. 2.—Benny
Trey, former major league pitcher
whose throwing arm failed him last
spring, was found dead from carbon
monoxide poisoning late yesterday aft
ernoon. He was 31.
Dr. Jason B. Meads, coroner, said it
was a suicide. Prey’s body was found
In his automobile, the windows closed
and the exhaust connected with the
Interior of the car by piping.
Relatives said he was fearful that
his arm never wdulti be good enough
again for a big-league baseball assign
ment and that he had spent several
despondent months since his release
by the Cincinnati Reds.
Prey's best year in the majors was
. 1936, when he won 10 for Cincinnati.
He started with Toledo in the Ameri
can Association in 1924. The St. Louis
Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox also
controled his services for brief periods.
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Five-Day Week Would Raise
Federal Costs $60,000,000
Estimate Goes as High as $100,000,000.
About 400,000 Workers Would Be Af
fected, Disclosure of Study Shoivs.
To grant a five-day work week for
all Federal employes would cost the
Government between <60,000.000 and
$100,000,000 a year more than it la
paying its employes now, a high Fed
eral authority said today.
This has not been revealed however,
to President Roosevelt, who recently
requested the Budget Bureau and the
Civil Service Commission to make a
thorough study of the subject in an
effort to ascertain what the increase
in Government costs would be if a
five-day work week were put into
The Budget Bureau turned the mat^
ter over to the Civil Service Commis
sion. and the latter has not yet made
a report. The commission declined
to make any comment upon this ad
vance disclosure.
It is understood, the additional cost
of the five-day week would vary in
the different departments and agen
cies. The study so far has shown the
increase would be as low-es 5 per cent
in some and as high as 10 per cent in
others. Therefore, it is figured that
the average increase would be between
6 and 7 per cent of the total budget
for personnel.
It has been estimated by those
familiar with present conditions that
350.000 to 400,000 of the more than
840.000 Federal employes would be
affected. Already, more than 200,000
postal employes are on a five-day week,
and so are workers in several other
Government agencies. On the other
hand, however, there are groups whose
duties are such that, in their case, a
shorter work week would not be
Granting of a five-day week would
mean a 35-hour week for employes.
The great majority^ of Federal em
(See YOUNG, Page A-3J
D. C. Court Holds Woman
Who Was Taken Abroad
Years Ago Retains Rights.
In a ruling believed to affect thou
sands of persons, both in the United
States and in foreign lands. Justice
Jennings Bailey of District Court held
today that a New York woman, born
in the United States 30 years ago, but
taken to Sweden by her parents when
a child, still is an American citizen.
The decision concerned Miss Marie
Elizabeth Elg, who was born in New
York City October 2, 1907. Her par
ents, both natives of Sweden, had be
come naturalized Americans in 1906.
The girl lived in this country until she
was 4, when her mother returned to
Sweden, taking her along.
The father stayed here, however,
until 1922, when he also returned to
their homeland.
By operation of law and treaty re
lating to returning persons of Swedish
birth, both parents automatically be
came Swedish subjects after two years’
residence there:
May Mean War Appeals.
Justice Bailey’s decision was viewed
with concern by Federal officials, who
fear that persons in similar situations
in nations at war may appeal to this
Government for protection from con
It was said at the State Department
that hundreds of persons in Mi^s Elg’s
position are now in Spain, China, Ja
pan and other nations seething with
military activity.
When Miss Elg was 22, she returned
to the United States under a passport
issued by an American Vice Consul in
Sweden as an American citizen.
No question of her citizenship was
raised until 1934, w^hen she asked im
migration authorities for an opinion
as to her status. An investigation en
sued, and she was informed she was not
a citizen of this country. Meanwhile
an application for a passport was re
fused on the ground she was not an
As a result she filed suit here,
through Attorney Henry F. Butler, to
enjoin the Labor Department from de
porting her and for a declaration that
she was an American citizen.
Court Upholds Rights.
“I do not think that the fact that
her father may have become a citizen
of Sweden can deprive her of her rights
as a native-born citizen of the United
States, even though under the laws of
Sweden she may be treated in that
country as a citizen of it,” Justice
Bailey declared in overruling a motion
to dismiss the suit.
Miss Elg also had asked the court to
compel Secretary of State Hull to
issue her the passport. This, how
ever, the court refused to do.
Justice Bailey said the case was one
of a class “for which a declaratory
judgment is eminently suited.”
Chief Assistant United States At
torney David A. Pine said he would
take the case to the Court of Appeals,
since Justice Bailey’s ruling may mean
that all persons facing deportation will
have recourse to the courts here rather
than the jurisdictions in which they
are situated, thereby increasing the
congestion in the District’s already
overcrowded judicial machinery.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Nov. 2.—The New
York Stock Exchange and all other
security and commodity market* here
were closed today because of the mu
nicipal elections.
Major commodity and security mar
kets in certain key cities in the United
States, however, were open as usual.
Included among these were the mar
kets in Chicago and New Orleans.
Markets in Canada and Europe were
open as usual with the exception of
the Paris Bourse, which is closed dur
ing the four-day celebration of All
Souls’ Day.
MOSCOW, Nov. 2 (IP). — Minimum
wages for factory, railroad and water
transportation workers were fixed to
day at 110 rubles (*57.60) to 115 rubles
(*59.18) a month by government de
cree, exclusive of bonuses.
The previous minimum was not
stated, but it was estimated officially
the Increases would amount to (2)0,
000,000 rubles (*368,760,000) a year.
Collective Bargaining.
CHEWALAH, Wash., Nov. 2 (IP).—
City officers thought they had nipped
Halloween troubles when they picked
up a youthful gang leader. But the
lad’s cronies picketed Main street with
a sign reading: \
“Police Officers unfair.”
Government to Announce
Price as R. F. C. Ma
. chinery Is Set Up.
Program of Federal aid to agri
culture is foremost on agenda for
special session of Congress called
for November is. Preparatory to
swinging into action, House and
Senate committees have drafted
tentative farm legislation. Mean
time. administration plans speedy
assistance to corn growers through
program of lifting prices by loans
per bushel.
By the Associated Press.
Informed officials at the Agriculture
Department said today the Govern
ment would lend 50 cents a bushel on
this year's com crop.
These informants said details of the
loan program would be announced by
Secretary Wallace within a few days.
They said the program would corre
spond in general to previous Govern
ment corn loans.
The 50-cent loan will be made on
com sealed on the farm, testing 14 }4
per cent moisture content or less.
Fanners Ask 6t Cents.
Farm organizations had asked a 60
cent-a-bushel loan on this year's crop,
and Secretary Wallace said a loan of
I about 46 cents would correspond to
I the 9-cent-a-pound Government loan
on this year’s cotton crop.
President Roosevelt paved the way
yesterday for the loan by ordering
financial machinery set up by the Re
; construction Finance Corp.
The first administration corn loan
| on the 1933 crop was at 45 cents a
j bushel, well above market prices at
the time. Government agencies ad
vanced $120,000,000 on the 1933 crop.
A loan of 55 cents a bushel was made
on the 1934 crop, which was cut short
by drought. A total of $11,000,000
was advanced on this loan.
Rate Reduced on 1935 Crop.
The rate was reduced to 45 cents
a bushel on the 1935 crop and a total
of $13,000,000 advanced to farmers.
The 1936 program was aimed at
conserving seed corn supplies.
Agriculture Department spokesmen
said about $85,000,000 would be pro
vided shortly by the Commodity Credit
Corp. for the new corn loans.
This would permit Ipans on about
170,000,000 bushels.
Meanwhile, the House Agriculture
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draft of a broad crop control bill,
minus the controversial marketing
Members of the committee, hasten
ing work on the bill, were so divided
over marketing restrictions that they
voted to remove them for the time
being before sending the first draft to
the printers.
The general regulatory provisions of
the tentative measure were described
as having been designed primarily for
cotton, wheat and rice on a voluntary
The committee virtually has agreed
on separate, compulsory control for
tobacco, based on a system of market
ing quotas and stiff penalties Imposed
on purchases of tobacco sold in excess
of the quotas.
Some committee members said the
tentative elimination of marketing
quotas for other crops was caused
largely by opposition from Cotton State
representatives. Chairman Fulmer of
the Cotton Subcommittee has voiced
his disapproval.
Mr. Roosevelt telegraphed Chairman
Jesse H. Jones of the R. F, C. that he
had been considering Commodity
Credit Corp. loans, including com
loans, Aggregating about $85,000,000.
The President asked that the R. F.
C. be prepared to make the necessary
advances, pending legislation, to give
the Commodity Credit Corp. “ample
capital and authority to raise the funds
necessary for its operations through
the sale of its own obligation."
Nicaragua Reported Sending
5,000, Troops Toward Honduras.
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Nov. 3
<P).—About five thousand Nicaraguan
troops, it was reported today, have
been dispatched to* the Honduras
Nlcaragua border, on the eve of a
mediation conference to settle the
“postage stamp” dispute of the two na
Honduran sources asserted the
movement violated their agreement
not to send military forces to the fron
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Declines Unofficial Offer of
Leaders to Direct
Participation of Tokio Is Deemed
Necessary for Frank Ex
change of Views.
By the Associated Press.
BRUSSELS, Belgium, Nov. 2—Nor
man H. Davis, it was learned today,
has declined an unofficial bid to pre
side at the Brussels Conference on the
Chinese-Japanese conflict.
Davis, head of the American dele
gation to the conference opening to
morrow, declined, with thanks, the
offer of leaders to make him president.
Stanley M. Bruce of Australia, who
presided at the conference in Mon
treaux, Switzerland, in 193S, which
gave Turkey the right to rearm the
Dardanelles, was mentioned as a pos
sible choice for president. Some Scan
dinavian delegate also may be con
Common Policy Is Aim.
After a conference today between
British and United States delegates, a
British spokesman told the Associated
Press the chief objective of the two
delegations was to follow a common
This, it was indicated, would con
centrate upon a conciliatory effort de
signed to stop the Chinese-Japanese
conflict. If this fails, the next step
would have to be determination of
public opinion in Great Britain and
the United States.
Meanwhile, a movement was under
way to give Japan another chance to
participate in the Brussels conference.
Several delegations indicated they fa
vor sending another Invitation to To
kio after the conference starts tomor
Japan rejected the original invita
tion on the ground that the confer
ence was inspired by the League of
Nations, w’hich already had con
demned Japanese military action in
Frank Exchange Is Aim.
The idea behind renewring the in
vitation was that a frank, free ex
change of views looking toward res
toration of peace in the Orient could
be had only with Japanese participa
Supporters of this line of thought
stressed the friendliness of such a
move and the hope that Japan would
understand it as such.
The United States and British dele
tion* conferred for more than two
hours behind closed doors after the
arrival of Anthony Eden, British for
eign secretary .
Eden Talks With Davis.
Edep met with Davis, Dr. Stanley
Homheck, Par East adviser of the
United States Department of State,
and J. Pierrepont Moffat, chief of
the European division of the United
States State Department, in their hotel
room. The British and American del
egations are stopping at the same
Davis said a second important pre
conference talk was arranged for this
afternoon with Dr. V. K. Wellington
Koo, Chinese Ambassador to France
and delegate to the Brussels Confer
ence. Afterward. Davis planned to
talk with Yvon Delbos, French foreign
Joke's End.
LINCOLN, Nebr., Nov. 2 (A5).—The
Lincoln City Council offered a reward
of SI00 for Information leading to the
arrest and conviction of Halloween
pranksters who turned on more than
30 city fire hydrants.
The water pressure in one section
of the city was so low residents were
unable to draw water from faucets in
their homes, the councilmen said.
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Summary of Today's Star
Page. Page.
Amusements B-5 Obituary_A-13
Comics ..B-18-19 Radio .B-14
Editorials _.A-10 Short Story. B-20
Finance —"A-17 Society ... B-3
Lost & Found Sports ... A-14-16
B-14 Woman's Pg. B-ll
New bid to Brussels Conference is
sought for Japan. Page A-l
Konoye expected to ask Japan put all
power in six. Page A-l
Shells endanger foreign refugees at
Shanghai. Page A-4
Davis rejects bid to preside at Brussels
parley. Page A-l
U. S. declines Cuban bid for Spanish
war mediation. Page A-l
Blockade increasing tension over
Spain. Page A-4
President orders R. F. C. to set up corn
loan machinery. Page A-l
Criminal Justice Association hears New
Jersey educator. Page A-2
Fraud order issued in baseball lottery
scheme. Page A-2
Wealthy Chinese merchant is slain in
Chicago. Page A-3
Ickes discusses conservation in Radio
Tim address. Page A-9
Labor acts against Japan invad
ing fisheries. Page A-ll
Police probing case of man whose leg
was broken in station. Page A-l
Duke and Duchess of Windsor Embas
sy guests November 12. Page A-l
Apartment house fire drives occupants
to street. Page A-l
D. C. Court ruling effects thousands in
citizenship cases. Page A-l
Six persons Injured in traffic, three
seriously. Page A-3
Escaped D. C. jail prisoner recaptured
in Baltimore. Page A-S
$100,000 alienation suit filed by John
8. B. Dalngerfleld. Page A-l1
Seven boys held in Auditorium fire
alarm series. Page A-13
Divorcee found asphyxiated on bath
room floor. Page B-l
Wage board may announce retail trade
minimum tonight. Page B-l
Welfare Board backs training school
heads in moves. Page B-l
Traffic Department mailing out notices
on tag rates. Page B-l
A. B. C. Board warns restaurants on
sanitary conditions. Page B-l
Pros’ goal-kicking success is model for
collegians. Page A-14
Invaders to test mettle of D. C. teams
this week. Page A-14
California U. has big gridiron rating
lead. \ Page A-15
Gehringer most valuable player in
American League. PageA-ll
Ingram drops boxing prestige in loss
to Reid. Page A-16
Editorials. Page A-lif
This and That. Page A-lf
Answers to Questions. Page A-10
Political Mill. Page A-10
Stars, Men and Atoms. Page A-lf
David Lawrence. Page A-ll
H. R. Baukhage. Page A-ll
Mark Sullivan. Page A-ll
Jay Ranklln. Page A-ll
Lemuel Parton. Page A-ll
Vital Statistics. Page A-12
Service Orders. Page B-6
City News in Brief. . Page B-6
Bedtime Stories. Page B-10
Nature’s Children. Page B-10
Dorothy Dlx. Page B-ll
Betsy Caswell. Page B-ll
Shipping News. Page B-12
Traffic Convictions. Page B-14
Cross-word Puzzle. Page B-18
Letter-Out. Page B-l*
Winning Contract. Page B-l*
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Declines Cuban Bid to All
American Nations to Seek
Armistice and Peace.
By the Associated Press.
The United states declined today an
invitation from the Cuban Govern
ment to participate in a proposed all
American mediation of the Spanish
Civil War.
The American Government turned
down the invitation on the ground it
repeatedly had expressed an intention
of refraining from any interference in
the Spanish situation.
After setting forth tl*tf this prin
ciple was applied in a similar manner
toward a mediation propoaal put for
ward by Uruguay more than a year
ago, Acting Secretary of State Sumner
Welle* said In a formal note to the Cu
ban government.
“The Government of the United
States feels confident that in the light
of the foregoing the government of
Cuba will fully appreciate the con
siderations which preclude it from as
sociating itself with the action pro
posed by that government.”
The note expressed, nevertheless, the
"very earnest hope” of the American
Government and people “that a peace
ful method of terminating this strife
may be found.”
In a note dated October 21, the Cu
ban government asserted that it con
templated the Spanish war "with a
deep sorrow” and invited all theAmeri
can republics to extend their good;
offices in arranging an armistice and,
eventually, peace terms.
It proposed the creation of an in
ternational commission composed of
representatives of all the American
republics to propose mediation to the
contending forces.
By the Associated Press.
CASABLANCA, Morocco, Nov. 2.—
Native fishermen today found sacks I
floating off Cape Cantin containing
South American mail carried by a |
Dakar-Casablanca plane missing since 1
last Wednesday.
French officials said search for the
plane, carrying one passenger and a
i crew of five, had been fruitless.
Two Trapped Postal Thieves
Are Shot Doivn in Night Raid
Michigan Village Officer, Store Owner,
Sensed Move, Foiled It—Gun Battle
Follows 2-Day Vigil.
By the Associated Press.
PORT HURON, Mich., Nov. 2—A
squad of sheriff's deputies and postal
inspectors shot it out with two men
they trapped in the Smiths Creek
Post Office at 1:30 a.m. today, killed
both of them and blew the one-story
frame building full of holes.
An alert village policeman, who
sensed a post office hold-up or burglary
last Saturday, made the showdown
Sheriff William Van Antwerp, who
led the raiding party, said the dead
men were Detroit hoodlums who had
been under surveillance since Satur
He identified one as John Novak,
alias Shorty Jack, 38. and described
him as a police character. The other
man was identified from papers in his
pockets as Edward Scherer, Detroit.
Store Owner Notifies Sheriff.
The sheriff with three deputies and
two postal inspectors gathered at
Smiths Creek, a village near Port
Huron, Sunday after Special Deputy
Harry Neal, general store proprietor
and only law enforcement officer in
the village, reported the presence of
two suspicious characters loitering at
the post office.
They kept constant watch of the
po6t office thereafter from the nearby
village hotel and jumped into action
early this morning when two men with
flashlights appeared at the rear of the
post office, broke a window and entered.
Sheriff Van Antwerp ordered the men
to surrender after his squad had sur
rounded the small building, 20 by 35
feet. There was no response. A tear
gas bomb then was hurled inside and
the intruders opened Are with pistols,
shots which brought a raking volley
from the officers, who were equipped
with a submachine gun, a rifle, shot
guns and pistols.
Armed and Had Tools.
About 50 shots were flred, breaking
all the windows, shattering door sashes
and fixtures and filling with bullets the
two men caught in the withering fire.
None of the sheriff’s party was in
The sheriff and Postal Inspectors Boy
La Forge and Earl A. Barnhart, who
came from Detroit, said the men were
safe-crackers, armed with pistols and
carrying burglars’ tools.
The village was awakened by the
spectacular gun play and dozens of
residents gathered to watch the re
moval of the shattered bodies to Port
Huron this morning and to view the
bullet-punctured post office. The pop
ulation is about 300.
Man Received Broken Leg
After Being Taken to
Precinct House.
A police investigation was under way
today in an effort to ascertain how
Westwood L. Williams, 37, local real
estate man, received a compound trac
tive of the leg in the second precinct
station house Saturday night after
he, had been arrested on a charge of
driving while drunk.
Mr. Williams, who lives at the Clif
ton Terrace Apartments, underwent an
operation at Walter Reed Hospital to
day. His wife said he had two spiral
fractures below the knee and that he
would not be able to walk for six
Arrested After Crash.
According to Capt. James E. Bobo
of the second precinct, Williams was
arrested after an automobile accident
on Clifton street near his apartment
Saturday evening. After he had been
booked, Capt. Bobo said, an officer
started to remove Mr. Williams’ wrist
watch and the latter struck at the of
ficer, falling to the floor as he did so.
Mr. Williams then was placed in a
cell, where it was discovered his leg
had been broken. He was taken to
Gallinger Hospital and then trans
ferred to Walter Reed.
Report to Maj. Brown.
Capt. Bobo said he had taken writ
ten statements from several policemen
and civilians who were in the station
house at the time, but refused to di
vulge their contents pending submis- ,
sion of his report to Maj. Ernest W.
Brown, chief of police, later this week.
Another version of the affair was
given by a civilian who witnessed the
incident, but who was not willing to let
his name be used at this time. He
said that when the officer started to
remove the wrist watch, Mr. Williams
asked that he be permitted to do it,
explaining that he knew better how to
loosen the clasp. At that, according
to the civilian witness, three officers
grabbed Mr. Williams and threw him
to the floor.
Mr. Williams, who wps released un
der $500 bond, Is ttie father of two
Children, a boy of 4 and a girl of 9. <
Mrs. Williams said she learned of her
husband's injury through a relative
and that the police had never notified
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City'to Buy Water Plant.
FREEPORT, 111., Nov. 3 (JP).—City
officials said today they expected Free- 1
port would own Its first utility within I
a month, following approval last night 1
by the City Council for the purchase of 1
the local water system from the Il
linois Water Service Co. for $1,353,400.
Sugiyama and Yonai Likely
to Join Plea That Six
Wield All Power.
Japanese trend toward Fascism
based upon authoritarian rule by
the military has been evident for
several years. Shortly after Sino
Japanese conflict spread ffom
North China to Shanghai Japanese
Parliament voted stringent meas
ures for marshalling economic and
financial resources of empire for
prosecution of war, coincident with
voting Vast new sums for military.
By the Associated Press.
TOKIO. Nov. 2.—Creation of a
highly centralized Japanese govern
ment, with all power in the hands of
an "imperial headquarters" of not
more than six men, apparently was in
the offing today.
Observers said they believed Premier
Prince Fumimaro Konoye, War Min
ister General Gen. Sugiyama and
Naval Minister Admiral Mitsumasa
!fonal would present to the Nation
luch a plan for taking over most func
tions of the parliament and cabinet.
Some quarters said proposals to
create the “imperial headquarters” in
iicated Japan either saw the necessity
jf waging a long war in China or be
lieved a third power, possibly Great
Britain, might interfere in any peace
Drastic Revision Develops.
Reports that some drastic govem
nent revision was developing circu
ated widely as Konoye, Sugiyama and
fonai held a series of unscheduled
inferences. —*
During the Chinese-Japanese War
>f 1894-95 an “imperial headquarters”
vas established when the Emperor
noved to Hiroshima to be nearer the
icene of hostilities. A similar move
vas made during the Russo-Japanese
War of 1904-05.
In each instance, military and
naval chieftains gathered under one
-oof and all government came from
The Tokio newspaper Nichi Nichi
laid: “The government clearly indl
sates the Chinese incident la vaster
;han the Chinese-Japanese or the
Russian - Japanese wars. Therefore,
he value of such a step (creation of
in imperial headquarters) cannot be
The newspapers Yomluri and Koku
nln said that a feature of the pro
weed change was distinguishing be
ween state ministers and executive
The newspapers said “it is reported”
(See DICTATORSHIP. Page A-17.)
Windsors Will Be Received
at White House During
Brief Visit.
Ambassador and Lady Lindsay to
Entertain—Other Details of
Itinerary Unannounced.
Society Editor of The Star.
The Duke and Duchess of Windsor,
Britain's abdicated monarch and his
American-born bride, will be received
by President Roosevelt and will be en
tertained by 8ir Ronald Lindsay, Brit
ish Ambassador to the United States,
and Lady Lindsay during their brief
visit in Washington next week, it was
disclosed today.
Details of their American tour, dur
ing which the Duke plans to inspect
housing conditions and housing con
struction projects throughout the
country, were discussed today in a
conference between Ambassador Lind
say and Acting Secretary of State
Sumner Welles.
The announcement that the
Windsors will be entertained at dinner
at the British Embassy on the evening
of November 12, the day after their
scheduled arrival in New York, was
made this morning by Lady Lindsay.
Stay Here to Be Brief.
After his meeting with Mr. Welles
today. Ambassador Lindsay said no
definite itinerary for the visiting couple
has yet been arranged. Their Wash
ington visit, it was learned, will be
about 36 hours.
It was learned authoritatively, ac
cording to the Associated Press, that
President Roosevelt has given personal
orders that the Protocol Section of the
State Department assist in making any
arrangements the Windsors desire for
inspection of Government housing
projects, in which the Duke is espe
cially interested.
In fulfilling these orders George T.
Summerlin, chief of the Protocol Divi
sion, will go to New York to meet the
royal couple and accompany them to
Washington November 11.
How long they will remain in New
York before proceeding to the Capital,
what other sections of the country
they may visit and other details were
not revealed. It likewise was hot made
known where the Duke and Duchess
w-iU stay during their day and a half
sojourn here.
Lady Lindsay, following the estab
lished custom in connection with such
affairs at the British Embassy, did not
disclose either the number or the iden
tity of other guests invited for the
dinner on November 12.
ura«lr. a_a.a*. .
” --- »• «l»vvuu»MWU.
Today's announcement puts an end
to weeks of speculation as to Just when
the Windsors were to arrive here and
what would be the nature of their
For the past week had been fraught
with such conjecture and the wires
had been so hot between the British
Embassy, State Department and the
houses of those persons who “might
be in the know,” that some slight
doubt had arisen that perhaps Wash
ington was to be dented even a glimpse
of the former King Edward VIII, who
as Prince of Wales was so popular on
his last trip here.
November 12 no doubt will be an
Interesting and thrilling night at the
Embassy, for undoubtedly the Duke of
Windsor still holds a warm spot in
the hearts of members of the staff.
One cannot help but wonder what his
feelings will be as he ascends the
great wide stairway of the Imposing
mansion on Massachusetts avenue and
looks above to find peering down upon
him the eyes of the late Queen Vic
toria, his grandfather, Edward VII, his
father, George V, and his mother, the
dowager Queen, who still in the minds
of many remains the ideal of the
Perhaps it was a fortunate thing
that the portrait of the Duke of
Windsor when he was King of Eng
land never reached America and was
hung in the space allotted for him in
that hallway at the Embassy, for prob
ably it would have had to be taken
down when he left the throne to
marry an American and a divorced
woman. The portrait of the present
monarch, George VI, has not yet been
received here.
As plans took shape for the Wind
sors’ activities in America, their clo.:e
friend, Charles Bedaux, preceded them
by landing in New York on the Europa
yesterday. Bedaux, a native of France
who rose to Industrial eminence in
America, has been host to the Wind
sors on the continent on numerous oc
(See WINDSORS, Page A-3.)
Quatemalan Legation’s Driver, 45,
Discovered Slouched Over
Wheel of Limousine.
Harry Schwartzman, 45, of 1303 P
street N.W., chauffeur for the Guate
malan Legation, was found dead of
carbon monoxide poisoning today in
the legation garage in the rear of 1614
Eighteenth street N.W.
Schwartzman was slouched over the
wheel of Minister Adrian Reclnos’
limousine with the engine running
when found shortly after 10 am. by
Mirza E. Brothers, butler at the lega
tion. The alley door of the garage was
closed, and some cheesecloth covered
the keyhole of the door leading from
the garage into the kitchen of the lega
tion, police were told.
Schwartzman, who was married, had
worked at the legation since May, 1936.
Dr. T. M. Foley of Emergency Hos
pital pronounced him dead after fire
minutes to revive him, and Coroner
A. Mag ruder MacDonald issued a cer
tificate of suicide.

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