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FARM BILL IS DUE
TO MAKE ITS BOW
IN HOUSE, SENATE
First of President’s Pro
gram to Get Its ‘Break’
on Floor Tomorrow. *
NO AID FOR BUSINESS
. IS SEEN IMMEDIATELY
• ——————
Tax Bill Is Not Likely to Make an
Appearance During the Spe
cial Session.
BACKGROUND—
At the summons of President
Roosevelt Congress met in special
session last Monday, 48 days before
the usual opening day set by the
Constitution. Although Mr. Roose
velt had made it clear he wanted
immediate action on farm, reor
ganization, regional planning and
labor standards legislation, the
first uoeek brought 'no positive ac
, tivity.
By G. GOULD LINCOLN.
After a week of. feverish work in
committee and idleness on the floor,
the.President's legislative program is
about to have its first ‘ break" in the
special session of Congress.
The crop control bill is to make its
bow tomorrow — unless some one
throws a monkey wrench into the ma
chinery—in both House and Senate.
If necessary, the leaders said, the
House and Senate Committees on
Agriculture would sit today to put
the finishing touches on this legis
* lation.
Notwithstanding all the urgent
pleas of Senators and Representatives,
Republicans and Democrats alike, im
mediate legislative aid for business is
not materializing. To the demands
lor a quick repeal or revision of the
undistributed profits tax and the capi
tal gains tax, the administration has
turned a deaf ear. No tax legislation
before the regular session in January
Is the order of the day.
The administration leaders, pro
• (easing a desire to aid business, make
* plausible argument against rushing
tax legislation to the fore. Nothing,
they say, must be done in a hurry,
particularly when the change of a
•ingle word may affect taxpayers vi
tally. The subcommittee of the House
Ways and Means Committee, which
“V "Via KGCM Wit MIC
revision of the tax system, has made
“good progress,” they say. But they
add quickly that there is still much
to be done, that public hearings last
ing 10 days or two weeks will be held
on the bill after It has been perfected
by the subcommittee and referred to
the full committee, and finally, they
do not expect to have a tax bill ready
to report to the House before the mid
dle of January.
Administration to Have Way.
Instead of this tax revision legis
lation—which proponents claim would
materially assist in halting the busi
ness recession—administration leaders
are bent on proceeding as rapidly as
, possible with the President's social
and economic program. This program
Includes the proposed wages and hours
bill, a further control over business
operation by Government, not to men
tion a further increase in the cost of
production and an increase in prices
to the consumer.
The first week of the special session
has been a stalemate. The adminis
tration has had no legislation and the
members who have clamored for busi
ness aid have made no progress.
It looks, however, as though the
(administration would have its way,
unless a revolt of far greater size than
bae manifested itself should turn up.
When Congress assembled, the admin
istration found its hands tied by an
agreement entered into last summer
In the Senate to consider the anti
lynching bill Immediately after a farm
bill, which was to be the first order
of business. So much for the Upper
House. In the House of Representa
tives, the wages and hours bill, second
on the list of measures desired by the
(See CONGRESS, Page A-9.)
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OF POSTAL CLERKS
Resolution Says Misleading State
ments Combatted on Income *
Tax Payments.
A resolution commending The Star
for its co-operation with Government
. employes in combatting misleading
statements relative to the payment by
them of income taxes was adopted
unanimously by the National Federa
tion of Post Office Clerks at its re
eent convention, it was announced
last night by President Leo E. George.
The text of the resolution follows:
••Whereas during the past year the
National Federation of Poet Office
Clerks has instituted a tremendous
publicity campaign, and
“Whereas Federal employes have
been subject to severe criticism due
• to misleading statements and editorials
to the public relative to the payment
of income taxes by the newspapers
of the United States, and
"Whereas, The Evening Star has
proven itself a devoted friend of the
postal workers by co-operating with
them and given them the privilege of
using this newspaper to defend them
selves through its columns: Therefore
be it
“Resolved, That the National Fed
eration of Post Office Clerks in con
1 vention assembled in Toledo, Ohio, ex
tend to The Evening Star our sincere
thanks and commend them for the
valuable services rendered io our or
ganization.”
Wilkins in Far North.
+ EDMONTON, Alberta, Nov. 20
(Canadian Press).—The monoplane
carrying the Sir Hubert Wilkins
search party landed at 2:3Q pm. East
ern standard time today at Fort Reso
lution, Northwest Territory, after a
eoo-mlle hop from Edmonton.
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Do something for Business
And Slump Will Be Ended,
Is Advice of 12 Economists
By JOHN LEAR, '
Associated Press Stall Writer.
A DOZEN leading economists
last night offered suggestions
for ending the current slump
in business activity.
The gist of them was:
"Do something to encourage busi
ness.”
What form the encouragement
would take was a matter of debate
among economists who expressed their
opinions in response to inquiries, but
sentiment was strong for these points:
1. Abolish the tax on undistributed
profits.
2. Revise or abolish the tax on
capital gains.
3. End "Government competition”
with business.
4. Bolster public confidence by in
cheating a positive intention *t<* bal
ance the budget.
Actual immediate balancing of the
budget was not essential to recovery,
a majority, of the economists said,
although a few disagreed. Some
credited the budget’s existing unbal
ance as a cause of the recovery in
business after the depression.
Among economists who contributed
their views were David Friday .of
Washington, Prof. Irving Fisher of
Yale. James H. R. Cromwell of New
Jersey, Col. Leonard P. Ayres of Cleve
land, Dr. Willford I. King of New
York University, O. C. Ault of George
Peabody College at Nashville, Tenn ;
B. M. Anderson, economist for the
Chase National Bank, New York City;
Dr. Reid L. McClung of the Univer
< See RECOVERY, Page A-16.)
David Friday.
Irving Fisher.
Col. L. P. Ayres.
BUDGET
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House Chairman Says Com
mittee Is Determined to
Reduce Costs.
By WILL P. KENNEDY.
Determined to slash appropriations
under the budget estimates the House
Appropriations Committee starts hear*
ings tomorrow on the first of the 10
appropriations measures which for the
current fiscal year carried a total of
$8,376,192,820.91 and with other session
bills amounted to $9,356,174,982.92.
What the budget for the next year
will amount to has not yet been dis
i closed. It will be submitted at the
opening of the regular session in Jan
uary.
Chairman Taylor said last night his
committee “will cut the appropriations
it recommends well under the budget,
as the best way we know to balance the
budget. That is our definite objec
tive—to go better than the President
to reduce the cost of Government.”
He pointed out that the current ap
propriation bills were $121,000,000 less
than th" budget recommendations.
To Hold Expenses Down.
Representative Ludlow, Democrat, of
Indiana,' chairman of the subcommit
tee in charge of the hearings tomorrow,
said that he and his associates on the
committee “will make every effort to
hold appropriations down to the rock
bottom minimum consistent with the
actual needs and requirements of the
public service.”
Representative Tarver, Democrat, of
Georgia, one of the veteran members
of the committee, announced that he
intends to lead the fight all along the
line for the strictest economy in Fed
eral appropriations. He said that he
is “all fed up on the idea of a Gov
ernment Santa Claus.”
Hearings Start Tomorrow.
The hearings start tomorrow on the
Treasury-Post Office supply bill, with
Jesse M. Donaldson, First Assistant
Postmaster General, as the first wit
ness. The Post Office Department ap
propriations for the current fiscal year
total $784,748,053 and for the Treasury
Department, exclusive of permanent
and indefinite appropriations, $791,
666,955.94—making a total of well over
a billion and a half dollars.
Chairman Taylor of the full com
mittee announced that he has a sched
ule of subcommittee hearings arranged
which will get half of the bill well un
der way before the Christmas holi
days and that he will have at least
one bill ready for Congress when it
meets January 4.
Chairman Ross Collins of the sub
committee in charge of the District
budget says he will start hearings
about December 1, and that fits in
with Mr. Taylor’s program. Chairman
Woodrum of the Subcommittee on
Independent Offices will probably be
next to start hearings, in about a
week, to be followed by the “four-de
partment” bill—State, Justice, Com
merce and Labor—and the Navy bill
before Christmas.
NYE’S DAUGHTER HURT
IN NEW YORK CRASH
Receives Ankle Fracture and
Head I«aceration»—Others in
Party Also Injured.
Br the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Nov. 20.—Marjorie
Nye of Washington. 20-year-old
daughter of Senator Nye of North
Dakota, suffered an ankle fracture
and head, lacerations here today in
the crash of an automobile And a
coal truck in the Bronx. She was
treated in Fordham Hospital.
Rose Castone, 26, of Minneapolis
was treated for a possible skull frac
ture. They were riding with Henry
Schmidt, 21, and John Oilmartin, 26,
both of New Rochelle, N. Y., who were
injured slightly.
Oilmartin received a summons for
alleged failure to give the truck the
right of way.
At Senator Nye’s home last night,
it was said that Miss Nye had gone
to the Fordham-St. Mary’s football
game with friends. She lives here with
her parents at M02 Oramarcy street
N.W. ,
!
Spanish Hierarchy Backed.
Immoral Movies, Floor
Shows in U. S. Hit.
The Catholic hierarchy or the United
States last night announced action
denouncing conditions in Germany,
supporting the Spanish hierarchy, and
expressing concern over Intemperance,
immoral movies and unclean floor
shows in this country.
The actions were taken by the
cardinals, archbishops and bishops at
the annual meeting of the bishops,
which were held here last week with
82 members of the hierarchy in at
tendance. Letters were sent to the
German and Spanish hierarchies
pleading solidarity with them and ex
pressing sympathy and admiration for
the courses they have pursued.
In the letter to the German bishops,
phrased with exceptional vigor, the
American hlerachy declared that "the
sense of all religious-minded men and
women throughout the world is out
raged 'by the satanic resourcefulness"
of the leaders of modem paganism ip
Germany and by ‘‘the Incredible ex
cesses committed by them.”
“We realize that an attempt is
being made to destroy the very work
of the redemption of all men by Jesus
Christ, to take away the prestige of
the church, to deprive the vicar of
Christ, and yourselves as well, of all
authority, and to besmirch -the honor
of the priesthood.” the bishops of the
United States declared. “We recognize
in this a deliberate attempt to destroy
gradually the faith of your people by
denying them the nourishment of the
life-giving sacraments, by depriving
them of Christian education, and by
(See CHURCHMEN, Page A-4.)
FIVE CONSULATES SHUT
Italy to Recall Officials Jan. 20 at
Request of Soviet.
MOSCOW, Nov. 20 OP).—Five Ital
ian consulates in Russia will be closed
January 20 at the request of the Soviet
government, it was announced today,
bringing to 13 the number of foreign
consulates shut down within a few
months.
The Italian consulates to be aban
doned after diplomatic negotiations
are are Leningrad, Kiev, Tiflis, Novo
sibirsk and Batum, leaving only one
Italian consular post, at Odessa.
AUTO UNION HEAD
CALLS SHOWDOWN
ON OUTLAW STRIKE
Martin Summons Leaders of
Fisher Sit-In to Session
of Executive Board.
“DETERMINED TO END”
SUCH ACTIONS, HE SAYS
* - —
Offenders Warned They Can’t
Call Unauthorized Strikes
and Stay in Union.
BACKGROUND—
One year ago a sit-down strike
in Fisher plant at Atlanta, Ga„
marked opening of a U. A. W. A.
offensive against General Motors.
That strike movement spread until,
two months later, production
throughout the General Motors in
dustrial empire was virtually par
alyzed. After six wfeks more it
ended in an agreement between
General Motors and U. A. W. A.
which was subject to revision after
six months. Intermittent nego
tiations for revised agreement were
broken off by union's rejection of
a proposed new agreement last
Sunday.
Bj the Associated Press.
PONTIAC, Mich., Nov. 20 — Leaders
of an unauthorized strike in the Fisher
Body Corp. plant here were summoned
tonight by Homer Martin, interna
tional president, to meet in Detroit
Sunday with the Executive Board of
the United Automobile Workers of
America.
Martin came here tonight and con
ferred with officials of the local union
whose members have held the factory
since Wednesday night, but did not
talk with any of the strikers or the
leaders of the sit-down that has made
14,700 men idle.
Officers of both the local and inter
national unions have said the strike
was unauthorised.
Martin also called a meetine of the
Pontiac U. A. W. A. local for Sunday
night and said he would address it.
Members of the international Execu
tive Board, he said, will return to
Pontiac with him for the meeting.
After visits to Flint and Pontiac
to attempt to settle differences in
local unions, Martin returned to De
troit late tonight.
To End Outlaw Strikes.
"We are determined to eliminate
unauthorised strikes,” Martin said.
“Whatever is necessary to accomplish
this end will be done. The interna
tional union assumes its obligations
without fear and with full confidence
that the automobile workers of the
Nation are in full accord with this
program.
“General Motors, as other corpora
tions, has made the mistake that
it alone could and should discipline
union men. We have taken con
sistently the position that it is the
union's duty to discipline members
who refuse to abide by its constitu
tion, and that the union can best
handle the situation of unauthorized
strikes.”
Six members of the Fisher Plant
(See PONTIAC, Page A-HJ
ROOSEVELT IS PLANNING
FLORIDA FISHING TRIP
Journey Would Follow Warm
Springs Visit if Health
Permits.
By tbe Associated Press.
President Roosevelt has tentative
plans for a fishing trip along the
Florida Coast from Miami to St.
Petersburg, the last of November, it
was learned last night.
Officials said, however, that this
trip, along with Mr. Roosevelt's con
templated Thanksgiving visit to Warm
8prings, Ga., depended entirely on
his health. He has been suffering
from an infected tooth.
The fishing trip would follow the
President's Warm Springs sojourn, it
was said. If his physician permits,
Mr. Roosevelt plans to leave for Warm
Springs Wednesday.
22,000 See Maryland Beat G. U., 12-2
-- _._•_ l * _
COSTLY FUMBLE—The camera snapped the football fust
Os it bbunced. out of the hands of Joe Keating, Georgetown
quarterback on his 24-yard line in the fourth quarter of the
game with Maryland yesterday. Mike Surgant of Maryland
recovered and the Terrapins drove to a touchdown in four plays.
A
By FRANCIS E. STAN.
While the largest crowd in the his
tory of the rivalry frenziedly spurred
them on. Maryland’s youthful, ver
satile eleven crowned a glorious foot
ball campaign yesterday at Griffith
Stadium with a 12-to-> victory over
Georgetown in Washington’s annual
all-local classic.
Twenty-two thousand spectators
watched'the gold-shirted Maryland
ers strike sharply on offense and capi
talize on enemy mistakes to win a
clear-cut decision over the Hilltop
forces for the third time in the last
four years. When it was over, with
Maryland backed against its own goal,
glum Georgetowners stood by and
watched a horde of triumphant Col
lege Park undergrade and alumni
seize the goalposts at each end of the
field, drag them down in sections, and
carry their trophies away as souvenirs.
Pbr Maryland, picked to trail the
rest of Washington’s major trams this
season, it was the climax to a cam
paign which, for the Terrapins, has
another tilt to run. For Georgetown,
which moved into the robust classic
(Continued on PagTlTe, ColumnT)
Leading Scores
Gsmsc Washincton. 0: Arkansas. O.
Prinoeten. *6; Navy, 6.
Harvard. 13: Tale, 6.
PitUfcarrh. S3: Penn State, 7.
Netre Dame. 7: Northwestern, a
Minnesota. 13: Wisconsin. #.
Tomas Christian. 7: Klee. S.
leathern Methodist. S6; V. C. L. A., 18.
i
SPEAKING OF MODERN MURALS—
FATHER COUGHLIN
Official Here Makes Public
Statement Upholding
Bishop’s ‘Correction.’
A rebuke by Pope Pius XI to the
Rev. Charles E. Coughlin, the flery
tongued priest of Royal Oak, Mich.,
was made public here last night
through the apostolic delegate.
The action took the form of a
statement upholding the rebuke ad
ministered to Father Coughlin on
October 7 by Archbishop Edward
Mooney of Detroit because of the
“unfortunate words” the priest had
used in criticising President Roose
velt's appointment of Hhgo L. Black
to the 8upreme Court.
Climaxing a long record of in
volvement iji political controversy,
Father Coughlin's description of the
Black appointment as displaying
“personal stupidity” on the part of
the President and the “correction”
which It drew from his archbishop
has been followed by announcement
of his withdrawal from radio broad
casting. The attack on President
Roosevelt was the priest's first public
comment on current public ques
tions after the creation of the De
troit Archdiocese last summer, fol
lowing the death of Bishop Michael
J. Gallagher, who had supported him
in many of his radio utterance.
The Pope’s official approval of Arch
bishop Mooney’s “correction” was
made public by Archbishop Amleto
Cicognani, the apostolic delegate in
Washington, in the following state
ment:
“In answer to messages received by
the Holy See from individuals and
groups interested in the activities of
the Rev. Charles E. Coughlin of the
Diocese of Detroit, the Holy See re
plies as follows:
“‘The Holy See regards as just
and timely the corrections which the
Archbishop of Detroit made - in 9
reference to remarks of Father Cough
lin published on October 5. Each
bishop has not only the right but the
duty to supervise Catholic teaching
in his diocese. Any priest who feels
aggrieved by the action of this bishop
in the exercise of such supervision
has the right of orderly recourse to
the Holy See, but in loyalty to the
church he also has the duty of using
his influence to keep the matter from
being made the occasion of public agi
tation and thus possibly creating con
fusion in the minds of many Catho
lics.* **
Four Superhighways Urged
To Develop Big Suburb Area
Center-Parked Routes to Link D. C. to
Baltimore and Annapolis Favored in
Maryland Planning Board Report.
By NELSON M. SHEPARD.
TO BRING order out of chaotic suburban growth and plan constructively
for the future development of the 2,500 square miles of the Baltlmore
Washington-Annapolis area, embracing a population of 1,713,000, pre
dominantly urban, the Maryland State Planning Commission yesterday
made public preliminary proposals based on a diagnosis of its normal and
peculiar symptoms.
The most imperative need for co-ordinated planning, said Chairman
Abel Wolman in a report to the National Resources Committee, is the sub
urban expansion, “almost explosion," of Washington and Baltimore.
Unless something is done to control it in other directions, the report
ijumia uui, me twu Lines in an in-s
credibly short time will be bumping
into each other.
Already Washington and Baltimore
are spreading toward each other at
the rate of 7,000 people, nearly 4 square
miles, each year. By 1950 the whole
region will have a population in ex
cess of 2,000,000, while between its two
big centers 80,000 people and 40 square
miles of suburbs probably will be added
to their suburban area.
In brief, the program prescribes a
co-ordinated plan for this perplexing
suburban growth to provide more open
space by the development of numer
ous small “Greenbelt” communities
and acquisitions up to 100,000 acres
of public forests and parks.
Other Important recommendations
for immediate attention are:
Construction of four great express
motorways, primarily to relieve con
gestion and reduce the toll of traffic
(See PLANNERS, Pace A-17.)
JICKEWER
SAYS MRS.
Policemen and Captain Deny
Charge Following Traf
fic Incident.
District Commissioner Hazen will
be asked tomorrow to investigate a
complaint by Mrs. Daniel C. Roper,
wife of the Secretary of Commerce,
that she was treated discourteously at
the third precinct station house yester
day after she had been given a ticket
for parking improperly at the K street
market.
Mrs. Roper said last night that she
was not seeking to evade payment of
a line if she had violated a traffic
regulation, but that she Intended to
ask Commissioner H&aen to make an
investigation of the manner in which
she was treated at the station house
when she went there to ascertain why
she had been given the ticket.
Capt. Arthur E. Miller, commander
of the precinct, and Officer W. fl.
Kuhns, who placed the ticket on Mrs.
Roper s car, denied that she had been
shown any discourtesy.
Parted In Driveway.
Mrs. Roper, describing the incident,
said she went to the market early
yesterday and had her chauffeur park
her car in a driveway leading from
Twenty-flrst street into a space at
the rear of the market where farmers
park their produce trucks.
“I always do my own marketing.”
Mrs. Roper said, “and I have been
shopping at the K street market for
20 years. For the past 14 years I
had been parking, whenever possible,
in that driveway. I didn’t know it
was a violation of law and didn’t think
it was obstructing traffic because the
farmers, once they park in back of
the market, generally stay there all
day. As a matter of fact, I saw the
policeman when I parked this morn
ing, but thought nothing of it. As a
rule I leave the chauffeur with the
car, but I have not been well lately
and the Secretary told him this mom
(See MRS. ROPER, Page A^tT)
FREEZING AND LOWER
FORECAST DURING DAY
Pair and Continued Cold la Pre
diction for Tomorrow, With
Tueaday Warmer.
The weather today will be freezing
or slightly colder, the Weather Bu
reau predicted last night. It will be
fair all day, however, the forecaster
said.
No snow is in prospect, the predic
tion for tomorrow being continued fair
and cold. Tuesday is expected to be
wavier.
The temperature was expected to
drop as low as 24 sometime during
the early morning hours today. At
midnight it had dropped to 22. The
strong northwest winds that pedes
trians wen leaning against and sail
ing before all day yesterday will di
wtHtih t/mljhl, ft fis Hid,
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SKELETON OF MAN
FOUND BY BOYS
Gruesome Discovery Re
veals Fate of Robert
Hancock, 79.
By a Staff Correspondent of Tba Star.
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Npv. 30.—Two
boys hunting off the Old Glebe road
on the northwestern edge of Alexan
dria today stumbled on some scat
tered banes which revealed the fate of
Robert Hancock, 79, tn Using since
October 6, but left the cause of his
death still a mystery.
While a superficial examination of
the bones showed no marks of violence,
and Mr. Hancock was known to have
been in ill health when he disappeared
on a walk, his daughter, Mrs. Ken
neth Baggett, with whom he had lived,
reported that he carried a pocketbook
containing (125. The wallet and the
money could not be found.
Mr. Hancock’s gold watch, however,
was discovered some distance away,
several hours after portions of his
skeleton were found. His clothing was
torn to shreds. There were stains on
his undergarments which might have
been blood or the discolorations of
mud. The bones of one leg and other
portions of the skeleton were missing.
Undecided on Inquest.
After a preliminary investigation.
Dr. W. B. Wilkins, acting coroner,
withheld a certificate of the cause of
death pending a more complete ex
amination of the bones and the frag
ments of clothing. Dr. Wilkins said
it had not been-decided whether an
inquest would be held.
Alexandria police were inclined to
think death occurred from natural
causes, but Capt. J. S. Arnold, in
charge of the Investigation, said he
would not venture an opinion until
the inquiry had been completed.
Albert Alexander, 13, and Barnart
Rasmussen, 15, both living on Carlyn
Springs road, were hunting about
11:45 a.m. when they came on the
skull in some dense underbrush about
75 yards from the old Glebe road,
which runs from Alexandria to Ar
lington. Searching the thicket, they
found more bones and shreds of cloth
ing. They went to a filling station and
called police.
Mrs. Baggett identified her father’s
skeleton from a keyring. Later she
identified the watch.
Spot 3M Yards From Home.
The spot where the bones lay was
not more than 300 yards from Mr.
Hancock’s home, and the thicket was
believed to have been searched thor
oughly during the six weeks he was
missing. His daughter pointed to the
possibility that he might have been
struck by an automobile and carried
into the thicket.
Mr. Hancock was widely known in
Alexandria. HP formerly was a com
mission merchant. He leaves his wife,
who was visiting another daughter,
Mrs. John Irwin of Belle wood. Pa.
Two sons, Howard Henry of Alexan
dria and Robert Hancock of Staten
Island, N. Y, and 10 grandchildren
ate survive.
*
CRASHES KILL TWO;
ONE DIES AS AUTO
STRIKESVIADUCT
Man Plunges Through Roof
of Taxicab at Benning
Bridge.
BELTSVILLE ACCIDENT
IS FATAL TO WOMAN
Dies En Route to Hospital—Five
Children Suffer Slight
Injuries.
(Picture on Page AS.)
William N. Keyser, 36, a roofing
•worker, was smashed to death last
night when he hurtled through the
roof of an overturning taxicab at the
west end of the Benning Viaduct on
Benning road N.E.
Earlier in the evening a collision of
two automobiles on the Baltimore bou
levard at Beltsville, Md.. had resulted
in the death of Mrs. Ella Oroian, 40,
who lived on a farm near Beltsville.
Mr. Keyser, who had moved with his
wife late yesterday to 1309 1 atreet
N.E., was riding with three other men
in a cab which police said was driven
by Walter Colbom, 27, of 3416 Seven
teenth street N.W. The latter was
held at the eleventh precinct for a
coroner’s inquest. He and the other
passengers were only slightly injured.
Passed Cars Nearing Bridge.
Witnesses said the cab picked up
speed after stopping at a traffic light
at Fifteenth and H streets N.E. and
passed several cars as it approached
the viaduct along Benning road. A
few hundred feet from the viaduct,
witnesses said, it smashed into the
coping alongside the street car tracks
in passing another automobile.
One of the wheels of the cab
slipped onto the street car tracks
and then the machine hurtled through
the air back into the traffic lane,
overturning in midair, police were
told. It struck the pavement on its
nose, rolled over on its side and
then skidded on its top for several
feet.
As it rolled over again to right
itself, Mr. Keyser hurtled through
the cab roof and smashed his head
on the pavement, witnesses said. His
body landed 10 feet from the cab.
He was pronounced dead on arrival
at Casualty Hospital at 9:15 pm.
Other passengers in the cab gave
their names as Luther Watson and
Earl Vermillion, both of 607 Sixth
street NX, and Raymond Orissett,
705 Tenth street NX They —m they
had met Mr. Colbom in A tavern
and he had volunteered to drive them
to Maryland.
Mr. Keyser, a native of Washington,
was employed by the Allied Roofing
Co., 912 New York avenue N.W.
Dies En Bonte to Hospital.
Mrs. Oroian died en route to Cas
ualty Hospital in a Bladensburg res
cue squad amublance. Her five chil
dren, John Edward. 14; William, 10;
Lucas, 9; James, 5, and Irene, 13,
were Injured slightly in the wreck.
Roy Nicholson of Beltsville, driver
of the car in which Mrs. Oroian and
her children were riding, told police
Ha ora ■ a Ha tn nt mn> malra a laff 4nm
into the F&irland road when another
automobile crashed into his machine.
Maryland police said the driver of
the other car abandoned it after the
accident. Edward O. Harris, 27
Randolph place N.W., whose cab
driver’s identification card was found
in the abandoned car, according to
police, but who had reported his
machine stolen, later was arrested in
Washington and held at the Second
precinct for Maryland police. A
warrant charging him with reckless
driving was Issued by Maryland
authorities.
Burned in Car Fire.
In another accident last night,
George L. Russ, jr„ 21, of 1218 Quincy
street N.W., was burned about the
face and hands when an automobile
in which he was riding climbed an
embankment, overturned, and burst
into flames after colliding with
another machine on the Baltimore
boulevard near Laurel, Md.
John J. Berberich, 31, of 1601 Mass
achusetts avenue S.E., driver of the
car in which Russ was riding, and
another occupant. James B. Tipton,
22, of 1899 Ingleside terrace N.W.,
escaped with slight hurts, as did the
driver of the second machine, Glenn
R. McCann, 27, of Severn, Md.
State Policeman Thomas Johnson
charged both operators with reckless
driving. He said both can were new.
Mr. Russ is the son of George L.
Russ, assistant manager of the Home
Security Life Insurance Co. of Wash
ington.
Eight-year-old Francis Kick, 82
Monroe street, Alexandria, Va„ re
ceived a slight brain concussion and
cuts and bruises when knocked from
his bicycle by an automobile near his
home.
FOREIGN FIRMS ACCUSED
OF MEXICO REVOLT PLOT
Secretary of Communist Party
Says Companies Give Rightists
Financial Help.
Br tbs Associated Press.
MEXICO CITY, Nov. 20.—Hern an
Laborde, secretary of the Mexican
Communist party, today accused
Rightists, of plotting a revolt against
President Lazaro Cardenas with fi
nancial aid from foreign companies.
The charge was made in an ad
dress to 30,000 workers gathered be
fore the President's palace to com
memorate the twenty-seventh anni
versary of Mexico’s “revolution-mads
government” which replaced the dic
tatorship of Porflrio Diaz.
The Communist leader said proof
of the plot was "storage of arms and
munitions in Guatemala and intro
duction of great quantities into Mex
ico.”
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