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Months of Trailing Preceded
Smashing of $750,000
Mj th« Associated Press.
A trail that started with the source
of supply for a narcotic addict in
New York had led Treasury agents
yesterday to a series of raids in five
cities in which they said they had
■mashed a Nation-wide ring doing
$750,000 of business yearly.
Six months of quiet Investigations
paved the way for the raids. And
when the agents cracked down Friday
night they arrested 17 persons, in
cluding the wife and brother of a
member of the notorious •Lucky"
Luciano gang and a former president
of the Chinese Hip Sing Tong.
Treasury officials said the 17 seized
In New York, Pittsburgh, Chicago,
San Francisco and Butte, Mont.,
were importers and large-scale deal
ers in narcotics. *
In addition to the total of 17 ar
rested in the Qve cities on charges
of importing or dealing in narcotics,
Treasury officials said numerous other
arrests were made of suspected ad
dicts and others found at the scenes
of the raids. v
The raids, carefully synchronized,
■tarted Friday night, but complete
results were not available until yes
terday, when announced formally by
the Treasury.
Harry J. Anslinger. the commis
■ioner of narcotics, said the $760,000
estimated business of the ring might
be too low.
"I always like to be conservative,”
Mr. Anslinger said.
M06t of those arrested, the Treasury
said, operated through the Hip Sing
organization. Mr. Anslinger said seiz
ures made earlier in the mvestiga
. tion indicated that opium, morphine,
heroin and pink heroin pills were
handled by the syndicate.
Finance Minister Arthur de Souza
Costa Commissioned to Begin
Talks With Holders.
Bj the Associated Press.
* { RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 20.—Finance
Minister Arthur de Souza Costa
today was commissioned in a cabinet
meeting over which President Getulio
, Vargas presided to begin negotiations
With holders of Brazilian bonds abroad.
It was stated he would seek new
I accords for resumption of amortiza
tion of the Brazilian debt in accord
ance with the country's financial pos
The government suspended remit
tance of funds for foreign obliga
• tions pending conclusion of the ne
, gotiations.
Arrivals and Departures
at New York.
KSFrri15 tEE—Norfolk-8:00 P.M.
IERAGUA—Port Limon_ Noon
, Tomorrow.
ALGONQUIN—Jacksonville _ 7:00 AM
inlreniSw®*1*11611—London, s on A.M.
BORINQLEN—TrUi111 o City,,, 8:30 A M.
CARINTHIA—Nassau _I 8:00 AM
COLOMBIA—Cristobal _ 8:30 AM
CRISTOBAL—Cristobal _ _ S:30 A M
i»«rwfianf\sco ,-8.00 A.M.
8AMARIA—Liverpool _ p M
SANTA RITA—Antofagasta_8:30 A.M.
Tuesday. November 23.
BERENGARIA—Southampton _ A.M
Savannah 7:00 A.M.
* . -3:00 PM.
SAN JUAN—San Juan _ 8 30 A M.
BIBONEY—Vera Cruz _8:30 A.M.
Wednesday. November 24.
CHATEAU THIERRY—Cristobal 8:15 A.M.
CHEROKEE—Jacksonville _7:00 A.M
TOLOA—Santa Marla_ P.M.
Buenos Aires _ P.M.
Thursday, November 25.
El'ROPA—Bremen, ,, _ AM.
£X2£HP.?S^Med,terrane»n A.M.
st John s 8:30 A M.
MC N ARG O— Havana 8:30 AM.
PLATANO—Puerto Barrios_ P.M.
ROBERT E. LEE—Norfolk. __ 3:00PM.
VULVANIA—Trieste __ A.M.
Friday, November 26.
Norfolk _ 3 00 P.M.
NEW YORK—Hamburg_ A.M
_Bermuda _ , _8:30 A.M.
SHAWNEE—Miami _11:00 A.M.
Saturday. Novrmber 27.
Savannah- 7:00 A.M.
No sailings listed.
* No sailings scheduled.
Tuesday. November 23.
EXCAMBION—Beirut _4:00 P.M.
fXTRELLA—-Casablanca _11:30 A.M.
Wednesday. November 21.
BLACK CONDOR—Rotterdam,, Noon
DEUTSCHLAND—Hamburg _ Midnight
EXAMELIA—Salonika _,12:30 P.M
NORMANDIE—Havre _11:00 A.M.
Thursday. November 25.
BERENGARIA—Southampton Noon
Friday, November 26.
CALEDONIA—Glasgow _ Noon
El'ROPA—Bremen Midnight
RYDBOHOLM—Stockholm _1:30 P.M.
* SAMARIA—Liverpool _5:00 PM
SCANSTATES—Helsinki _5:00 P.M.
ETEEL TRADER—Manama __ Noon
Saturday. Novrmber 27. •
PENNLAND—Antwerp _4:00 P.M.
VULCANIA—Ragusa _ Noon
(South and Central America. West Indite
and Canada.)
No sailings listed.
No sailings scheduled.
Tuesday. November 23.
GUAYAQUIL—Cristobal _1:00 P.M.
■ VIRGINIAN—Pacific ports_1:00 P.M.
Wednesday. November 24.
CARABOBO—Maracaibo_3:00 P.M.
CARINTHIA—Nassau _S:00P.M.
ORIENTE—Havana . 4:00P.M.
SAN BENITO—Port Llmon_ Noon
Thursday. November ZB.
BORINQl F.N-_Trujiiio City_ Noon
COLOMBIA—Cristobal _4:00 P.M.
VERAGUA—Port Limon_ Noon
Friday. November 26.
Ports 5:00 P.M.
• LUNA—Maracaibo 4:00 P.M.
NORTHERN SWORD—Cayenne 1:00 P.M.
NOVA SCOTIA—St. John's _ _ 7:00P.M.
San Francisco 6:00 P.M.
SANTA RITA—Antofagasta_5:OOP.M.
EIBONEY—Vera Crus — 4:00 P.M.
Saturday, November 27.
AMAPALI—La Celba _11:00 A.M.
. Buenos Aires.. . Noon
* PENNSYLVANIA—San Francisco Noon
PLATANO—Puerto Cortex_ Noon
Bermuda _3.00 P.M.
•AN JUAN—San Juan _ Noon
L ST. MIHtEL—San Francisco_ Noon
TOLOA—Santa Marta. . Noon
. *
Wife Held in Slaying
Buffalo.police charged Mrs. Roma B. Sweeney, 29 (shown
with a detective), tvith first degree murder as the result
of the butcher knife slaying of her husband. George, 35. yes
terday. The police are said to have seized as evidence a murder
mystery story she had been reading.—Copyright, A. P. Wirephoto.
_ (Continued From First Page.)
President, was tied up in a hostile
Committee on Rules.
Two Farm Bills.
After a futile week, during which
Southern Democrats engaged in a
leisurely filibuster against the anti
lynching bill in the Senate and the
House resolved itself into a free-for-all
debating society, the administration
leaders hope to get down to brass tacks.
A farm bill—in fact two farm bills—
are in sight. One will be introduced
in the Senate and the other in the
House. Majority Leader Rayburn of
the House said yesterday he hoped the
farm bill would be introduced in the
House tomorrow and taken up for
consideration under a special rule
Wednesday. He expects a thorough
debate of the measure, and its passage.
Administration leaders on the Senate
side are figuring on taking up the farm
bill on Tuesday, provided it is reported
to the Senate tomorrow. This will
put an end to the anti-lynching bill
filibuster, for opponents of the bill
are entirely willing to have that fight
ended for the time being, and support
ers of the farm legislation will join
with them in voting to take up the
crop control bill.
The almost unprecedented spectacle
of a committee of the Senate and a
committee of the House working all
day Saturday and on Sunday to get
a bill ready for report to their respec
tive Houses is indicative that the
administration still has considerable
influence on Capitol Hill, notwith
standing the talk of revolt which has
been going the rounds.
Secretary of Agriculture Wallace,
after talking yesterday with Vice
President Gamer at the Capitol, ex
pressed the opinion that the farm bill
wai- coming along all right.
Methods Bot. :ng.
Chairman Smith of the Senate
Agriculture Committee, saying he had
asked his committee to keep going all
day and all night if necessary,
chuckled: “If I can go fox hunting
until 3 o’clock in the morning this
committee can certainly put in as
much work for the people.”
While Senate Majority Leader
Barkley and House Majority Leader
rmjuuin laiKea nopeiuuy of getting
the farm bill ready by tomorrow,
members of the committee on agri
culture were more dubious—except
Senator Smith* Senator Norris of
Nebraska doubted that the Senate
committee would be able to report on
time. Chairman Jones of the House
committee would make no predictions.
Differences over ‘'compulsory" and
“voluntary" methods of crop control
stirred both committees. Also the
proposal for a referendum to the farm
ers themselves before any control plan
was adopted was questioned on its
So far as the wages and hours bill
is concerned, the machinery has al
ready been put in motion tor discharg
ing the Rules Committee from further
consideration of the measure, so as to
bring it directly before the House.
Chairman Norton of the Labor Com
mittee has obtained more than half
the necessary signatures to a petition
for discharge. A majority of the
House must sign the petition to make
it stand up. Mr. Rayburn said yester
day he believed the wages and hours
bill would go through finally before
the end of the special session. John L.
Lewis and his various labor organiza
tions have declared for its immediate
SneU Takes a Shot.
While the administration leaders
were adamant in their stand against
immediate tax legislation. Repre
sentative Snell, Republican leader of
the House, and Representative Tread
way of Massachusetts, ranking Re
publican member of the Ways and
Means Committee, turned their guns
on tax revision delay.
“The first week of "the extraordinary
session,” said Mr. Snell, “has passed
with no action by the administration
leadership to restore business confi
dence. The crippling tax on undis
tributed profits is largely responsible
for our spreading unemployment. Im
mediate repeal of this disastrous tax
is the most urgent problem before the
Nation today.
“Thus far repeal has been blocked
by President Roosevelt, who still seeks
to maintain the undistributed profits
tax ‘in principle,’ with some adjust
ment of rates. If the tax is unsound
and destructive, as experience has
demonstrated, why not repeal it at
once and get it out of the way? It
does not appear that Congress will
be able to accomplish much until the
President makes definite his view on
this tax.
"The week began with conciliatory
words toward business enterprise, but
ended with another crack down from
the White House. The high cost of
living is due entirely to the Roosevelt
inflation policy, plus the wicked
destruction of crops and animals for
three years, plus the demoralization
of business through confused bureau
cratic controls, which look to the col
lectivist form of government. Two
of the President's intimate advisers
are on record as saying only a week
ago that our American system of
competitive enterprise is not entitled
'even to one more chance.’ ’’
Repeal Demanded.
Mr. Treadway gave it as his opinion
that the administration had turned
thumbs down on repeal of the undis
tributed profits tax. "In order to
save the face of the administration.”
he continued, "which so strongly
recommended this legislation under
the leadership of Secretary Morgen
thau and Mr. Oliphant, the essential
structure of the law will be retained.
The authorities have seen the hand
writing on the wall sufficiently to
realize that public opinion has been
so thoroughly aroused in opposition
to this iniquitous tax measure that
it is necessary for them to retain
only the name and not the tax.”
Mr. Treadway said there was no
proper middle course and that the
tax should be repealed outright. He
would fight for such an end, he said.
Plenty of Democrats have attacked
the undistributed profits tax. among
them Senators Bailey of North Caro
lina. Harrison of Mississippi and
George of Georgia. But up to the
present time, the administration ap
pears to have the upper hand.
When it was suggested to some of
the administration leaders yesterday
that it might be possible and advisable
for the Ways and Means Committee
to report a bill dealing only with re
vision of the undistributed profits tax
and the capital gains tax, they re
plied they did not think such a
course should be followed, or would be.
They said persons interested in hav
ing other parts of the tax system re
vamped would rightly claim they were
being discriminated against. Admin
istration leaders argued also that un
til it was possible to know just what
the Government budget would be for
the next fiscal year, no change could
be made in the tax laws which might
reduce the revenue, if the President
is to be able to balance the budget.
Taking No Chances.
Individual members of the House
and Senate would seek to amend any
tax bill that came before the two
houses, to effect a repeal of the un
distributed tax law. Administration
leaders are very careful, however, that
no such opportunity be given. For
that reason it is expected that no tax
provision will be carried in the crop
control bill, either of the processing
variety or otherwise. ,
After an all-day session yesterday,
the House Agriculture Committee had
almost completed consideration of a
subcommittee’s recommendations for
a corn-control program.
Tentative agreement was reached,
members said, to Impose a penalty of
15 cents on corn sold in excess of the
bill's marketing quotas. The Agricul
ture Department had suggested a 25
cent penalty.
Representative Coffee, Democrat, of
Nebraska said the group also tenta
tively decided commodity loans on corn
should be made on a basis of not less
than 60 per cent or more than 75 per
cent of parity. Under the formula
prescribed, the present parity price is
87 cents a bushel.
In contrast to the Senate commit
tee's proposal, the House group in
dorsed, subject to reconsideration, pro
visions requiring corn produoers to
store a percentage of their crop when
ever the supply exceeded 15 per cent
of normal. The bill defines the nor
mal supply as the domestic and ex
port needs, plus a carryover of 7 per
cent of that total.
Officers and Directors Will Be
Elected January 18 by D. C.
The Nominating Committee of the
District Bar Association announced
last night that George C. Gertman and
Bolltha J. Laws had been nominated
as candidates to succeed Henry I.
Quinn as president of the association.
The election will be held in the li
brary of the District Courthouse on
January 18 from noon to 8 p.m. Other
nominees for officers and directors
For first vice president, Godfrey L.
Munter and Edmund M. Toland; sec
ond vice president, John D. Fitsgerald
and James R. Kirkland; secretary,
Wilbur U Gray; treasurer, Francis W.
Hill, Jr.; directors for one-year term,
Charles S. Baker, Eugene Carusi and
Jacob N. Helper; directors for two
year term, John J. Carmody, Robert
P. Cogswell. Simon Hirshman. Joseph
C. McOarraghy. Joseph A. Rafferty,
William E. Richardson. William J.
Rowan, Joseph T. Sherler and John
J. Sirica.
The Nominating Committee was
composed of Walter M. Bastlan, chair
man; R. Aubrey Bogley, Sefton Dm it,
Thomas M. Glttlngs, Harry A. Grant,
Harry T. Whelan and John J. Wilson.
NEW YORK. Nov. 20 UP).—New
financing scheduled for next week by
one State and 33 municipalities totals
$5,712,315, compared with $19,975,205
for the last week, the Daily Bond
Buyer reported. Weekly average of
new offerings for the year to date
stands at $23,569,662.
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