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85th YEAR. No. 34,174. Sfag "S&SZX5 D. C., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1937-FOBTY-FOUB PAGES. **» on m..„. p„„. TWO CENTS.
INCOMES UP TO $25,000
TO ESCAPE PROFITS TAX
UNDER NEW HOUSE PLAN
Complete Revision
r of Corporate Sys
tem Is Favored.
LARGER FIGURE
TO BE MODIFIED
Levies on Individu
als Due to Be Cut
$60,000,000.
By the Associated Press.
A House Tax Subcommittee today
■ tentatively approved complete revi
sion of the corporate tax system. It
Would involve repeal of the undis
tributed profits levy for all corpora
tions with incomes up to $25,000 and
retention on a modified basis for
those with larger incomes.
The new plan. Chairman Vinson,
Democrat, of Kentucky said, will be
“particularly helpful to the hardship
cases—corporations needing money
for the purpose of debt payment,
plant expansion, to repair capital
structure and the like.”
The new plan would impose on cor
porations with incomes up to $25,000
an income tax of 12 Vi per cent on the
first $5,000 of earnings and of 14 per
cent on earnings of $5,000 to $25,000.
Corporations with incomes in ex
cess of $25,000, Mr. Vinson said, would
pay a tax graduated from 16 to 20
per cent, the rates graduating accord
ing to the amount of profits dis
tributed to stockholders in the form of
' dividends.
Estimates show, Mr. Vinson added,
that these two sets of rates will yield
the same revenue as the existing cor
. porate tax law, making up for a reduc
tion in the amount of taxes that in
dividuals will pay on dividends.
Taxes on individuals, he said, should
be lowered by some $60,000,000 under
the new proposal.
Meanwhile, attempts of both the
Roosevelt administration and Republi
can congressional leaders to find meth
ods of helping business resulted in
three other developments:
1. President Roosevelt began a series
of talks with private power leaders—
talks which informed observers said
• might lead to a truce in the five-year
feud between the administration and
private utilities.
i. senator vandenberg. Republican,
of Michigan offered an “opposition”
program, in which he,said business
should be “permitted reasonable lati
tude to run itself.”
3. House Republicans, at the request
of Representative Knutson of Minne
sota, who oppose the levies, arranged
to caucus on the question of advocat
, lng repeal of the undivided surplus and
capital gains taxes.
Although many Democratic and
Republican Congressmen have asked
immediate modification of the busi
ness taxes, leaders want to hold off
until the committee finishes its gen
eral tax survey, probably in January.
Senator Vandenberg, who has re
ceived mention as a Republican presi
dential candidate in 1940. made 10
suggestions for improving economic
conditions in a speech last night over
• the National Radio Forum, arranged
by The Star. The text of his address
appears on Page A-7.
LEAKING GAS KILLS
ENTIRE FAMILY OF 5
Bodies Found in Second-Floor
Hall—Had Tried to Reach
Window of Sun Parlor.
By the Associated Press.
' BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Nov. 23.—
Raymond C. Yeoman, Canadian World
War veteran and star athlete during
his college days, his wife and their
three children died today of illumi
nating gas poisoning.
Medical Examiner H. R. Deluca said
the gas seeped through a crack in their
cellar wall from a leak in a street
main.
The three children, George, 16; Vir
giria, 14, and Jeanette, 17, were found
In bed. Their parents were lying in
a second-floor hallway where they
collapsed after an apparent attempt
, to reach the window of an adjoining
sun parlor.
Mrs. Yeoman, 37. and her son died
en route to a hospital. The others
were pronounced dead at the scene.
Repair crews, donning masks, dug
up the street immediately to reach the
leaking main. Scores of spectators
* were forbidden to smoke. *
Yeoman, 45-year-old associate gen
eral secretary of the Young Men’s
Christian Association here, came to
* Bridgeport from Detroit two years ago.
The bodies were found by Jack
Schwartz, a neighbor, awakened by
gas fumes seeping into his home. He
traced the odor to the Yeoman home
and, when unable to raise any one,
broke a window to gain admittance.
On the second floor he found the
bodies.
Mrs. Elizabeth Winslow Yeoman was
a native of Deerfield, Mass. Her hus
band, an athlete at Springfield (Mass.)
* - College, from which he was graduated
in 1920.
PAY BOOST OFFERED
PARIS, Nov. 23 OP).—The govern
ment earmarked 1,800,000,000 francs
($60,000,000) today in a third attempt
to satisfy demands of the powerful
government employes’ unions for largo
pay Increases.
They had flatly rejected previous of
, fers of 1,380,000,000 francs and 1,600,
000,000 francs ($46,000,000 and $53,
300,000). The new proposal will be
submitted to a delegation of Leftist
Deputies, before whom both the Peo
ple’* Front government and the unions
will present their cases.
4 *
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President, Still in Bed, Begins
Utility Parleys on Building
Condition improving.
Conference With Me
IS inch Also Set.
By J. RUSSELL YOUNG.
Still confined to his bedroom be
cause of an infection from an ab
scessed tooth, President Roosevelt to
day held the first of a series of con
ferences with representatives of pub
lic utilities.
The President has been represented
as eager to have the co-operation of
the big utility companies in the ad
ministration’s vast construction pro
gram aimed to stimulate private build
ing.
The President’s utility conference
today will be with Wendell Willkie of
the Commonwealth & Southern Corp.
Frank McNinch, the new head of the
Federal Communications Administra
tion and former head of the Power
Commission, who will have a separate
conference with the President, prob
ably will be present during the Presi
dent’s conference with Mr. Willkie.
It is understood the President will
continue these public utility confer
ences tomorrow when he confers with
(See PRESIDENT. Page A-5.)
WENDELL W1LLKIE.
FARMERS BOYCOTT
U. A. W. PRODUCTS
Virginia Club Retaliates for
Meat Strikes Advocated
by Union.
By a Staff Correspondent or The Star.
LOVETTSVILLE. Va„ Nov. 23.—
Meat strikes and "meatless weeks” ad
vocated by the United Automobile
Workers to force down meat prices
were met today with a counter-strike.
The Lovettsville Farmers’ Club has
begun a boycott against products of
industries employing U. A. W. labor,
and said its members would rail upon
other “farmers throughout the coun
try” to follow suit.
W. H. Frazier, club president, in
announcing the boycott declared that
90 per cent of the differentiation in the
price of meat received by the farmer
and that paid by the consumer may
be traced to efforts to “unionize
labor.”
Blames Decline on C. I. O.
He charged the “declining state of
business” to the "bargaining tactics
of the Committee for Industrial Or
ganization and its constituent unions,
including the United Automobile
Workers.”
Mr. Frazier, in a letter to Homer
Martin, U. A. W. president, who en
couraged the meat strikes in a letter to
U. A. W. members on November 12,
asked;
“Do you know what a farmer’s
hours of labor are, Mr. Martin? If
the farmer worked only as many
hours a day as does the U. A. W.
member, you would pay twice as
much for steaks.
Calls for a Boycott.
“Farmers, nearly to a man, use
automobiles and trucks, Mr. Martin!
But they don’t buy them when they
can’t. And when farmers don’t buy,
you don’t sell much, Mr. Martin.”
In his letter he explained the
Lovettsville Farmers’ Club is composed
of farmers of Loudoun County, Va.,
who are actively engaged in the pro
duction of meat animals.
“In order to combat the effect on all
farmers of the U. A. W. propaganda
and reduce the market price of meat
animals below the cost of production,"
Mr. Frazier wrote, “we do hereby call
upon the farmers of the county to
strike against and boycott the prod
ucts of industries employing labor
who participate in and indorse such
tactics In particular, we call this
strike against the purchase of auto
mobiles made in plants dominated by
the U. A. W. and you, Mr. Martin.
Labor Called Monopoly.
“You cannot, in truth, plead that
your campaign is directed against
monopoly in processing and distribut
ing channels; if there is a monopoly
there, it is that of organized labor.
Do you want the Federal Government
to prosecute that monopoly, or other
labor monopolies such as the U. A. W.?
“You know, as we know, that up to
90 per cent of the spread between the
price the farmer recieves and the price
the consumer pays is labor cost, and
you know, as we know, that your
parent—the c. I. O.—has endeavored
to organize all processing and dis
tributing channels. Are we to believe
that you, Mr. Martin, desire that wages
of that labor be reduced? Does not
the C. I. O. and the U. A. W. stand
for, and get, higher wages and shorter
working hours? Does that raise the
cost of anything, automobiles for in
stance, Mr. Marfn? What you would
dictate then, Mr. Martin, is and can
be nothing else but lower prices to the
farmer—poverty to the farmer—even
though the C. I. O. is trying to or
ganize the farmers in the Middle
West.”
Floor Falls and Kills Youth.
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 23 (/P).—A
vacant house has been providing many
persons in the neighborhood firewood
for years. Victor Swain, 14, getting
some kindling last night, died as an
entire floor fell on him.
SENATE TAKES OP
FARMJLE BILL
House’s Special Session
Program Still Locked
in Committees.
Bt the Associated Press.
The Senate got down to business to
day on farm legislation, but Presi
dent Roosevelt's special-session pro
gram still was locked in committees
on the House side.
Despite signs of prolonged contro
versy over the crop-control measure,
Senate chieftains took it up with
obvious relief after Southerners had
talked against the anti-lynching bill
for a full feeek of the five-week ses
sion.
The House Rivers and Harbors Com
mittee began hearings today on a
regional planning program, another
of the President's recommendations.
The proposal would create seven
regional authorities to co-ordinate all
proposals for conserving the Nation’s
resources, ranging from stream pollu
tion curbs to construction of flood
control dams.
Chairman Mansfield of the commit
tee said he would submit to the mem
bers suggestions that the authorities
be fact-finding agencies only. After
conferences with House leaders, he
said he believed Congress should not
grant such broad authority as the
Tennessee Valley Authority now has.
There were indications that the
President’s proposed message to Con
gress on a program to speed a housing
revival financed by private capital
(See CONGRESSTPage AT3T)
Leopold Calls Janson.
BRUSSELS, Nov. 23 (4»).—Paul
Emile Janson, liberal and a minister
of state, today was commissioned for
the second time by King Leopold to
try to form a cabinet to replace the
ministry headed by Paul van Zee
land which resigned last month. M.
Janson's first effort failed because of
Socialist opposition.
HOUSE RULES BODY
REFUSES TO FREE
WAGE-HOURS BILE
“Every Possible Effort” to
Get Committee to Vote It
Out Held Exhausted.
LABOR GROUP MAY CALL
PLAN UP AND REPORT IT
Rayburn Becomes 158th to Sign
Petition to Discharge Unit,
Bring Measure to Floor.
BACKGROUND—
Wage-and-hour legislation was
one of major pieces of legislation
sponsored by Administration last
spring. When Southern bloc halted
measure in House and Congress
adjourned, it became one of four
proposals listed as urgent in call
for special session. Labor leaders
have been lukewarm to measure
throughout, although previous’.]/
giving it qualified support.
By the Associated Press.
House leaders today abandoned
hope of getting the Rules Committee
to withdraw its opposition to the ad
ministration's wages and hours bill.
At Speaker Bankhead's press con
ference. Chairman O’Connor of the
Rules Committee said the leadership
had "exhausted every possible effort"
to obtain sufficient votes in the com
mittee to let the House consider the
legislation.
“There is no possibility of the bill
being considered by that method,” he
said.
Majority Leader Rayburn went im
mediately from the press conference
to the House chamber and added his
signature to a petition which, if
signed by 218 members, would bring
the wage-hour measure to the floor
about mid-December. When the
House adjourned yesterday, 153 mem
bers had signed.
In response to questions, Mr. Bank
head said he did not intend to sign
the petition and expressed belief that
"no Speaker of the House, whether
Democrat or Republican, who occupies
a judicial position, should be asked to
sign a petition to discharge a commit
tee, especially the Rules Committee.”
Mr. Rayburn's action was regarded
as designed to get all friends of the
legislation In the House to follow his
example.
A short time before Mr. Bankhead
and Mr. Rayburn conferred secretly
with committee members opposing the
legislation in the hope of changing
their stand.
O’Connor, who announced he would
not sign the petition, although in sym
pathy with the legislation, suggested
an alternative to the petition method
of bringing the measure before the
House.
He said the Labor Committee could
call it up on "calendar Wednesday,”
when that committee's turn comes.
Feud Lessens Chances.
Organized labor's internal feud,
some legislators said, has less
ened the chances for enactment of
wage-hour legislation in the special
congressional session.
William Green, president of the
American Federation of Labor, de
manded that the bill be revised or
another substituted. He stated his
organization’s position in a letter yes
terday to Chairman Norton of the
House labor Committee.
House members received last week
(See WAGE BILirPage~AT3T)
POPE PIUS BETTER
VATICAN CITY, Nov. 23 UP).—
Sources close to the papal household
said Pope Pius suffered a sinking spell
last night, but appeared considerably
better today, following his usual medi
cal injections.
The Pontiff’s physician remained at
his side through the morning, and the
Pope canceled plans to preside at a
meeting of the Congregation of Rites.
He did, however, take a short auto
mobile ride through the Vatican
shortly after noon.
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HATCHED BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON AT MIDNIGHT IN A GRAVEYARD!
Fate of Glenn Dale Murals
Will Be Up to “Jury” of Pupils
Commissioner Allen Decides to Let Five
Children. Not Art Critics,
Decide Controversy,
Five school children of the age of
10 or 11—and not a committee of
professional art critics—will be ap
pointed by Commissioner George E.
Allen as a ‘ jury" to decide wheather \
the embattled Mother Goose murals '
should be blotted out of their place on j
the wall at the Children's Sanatorium !
at Glenn Dale, Md.
Commissioner Allen announced to- ■
day he had decided on this procedure ;
as the best solution of the issue which i
was created last week when Dr, George
C. Ruhlapd, health officer, ordered the
murals painted out.
Dr. Ruhland termed the Mother
Goose paintings "grotesque and un
suitable.” He said he preferred decora
tions more in keeping with the charac
ter of the hospital as a public in
stitution.
A storm of protest was immediately
raised, and Commissioner Allen step
ped into the picture to direct that the
paintings not be destroyed until after
he could have a jury of competent
persons pass on them. Dr. Ruhland
had suggested that the question be
submitted to a jury, but he added
that it should not be a committee of
“just any sort of artists” and sug
(See MURALs7Page~ A-$7) '
FRENCH LINK COTY
TO RIGHTIST PLOT
Police Probe Passageways
of Perfume Maker’s
Chateau.
By the AssocUted Press.
PARIS. No". 23.—Secret passage
ways and subterranean rooms in a
chateau owned by the late Francois
Coty, perfume manufacturer, were
explored today by Surete Nationale
agents investigating a suspected Right
ist revolutionary plot against France.
The Surete began its investigation
of the chateau, on the outskirts of
Paris, just before Marx Dormoy, min
ister of the interior, told the cabinet
important documents had been seized
in another raid by Surete agents.
No Arms Found.
After inspecting the maze of secret
passages and underground rooms
constructed by M. Coty a few years
before his death in 1934. Inspector
Marcel Sicot said no arms had been
found.
The chateau is still owned by the
Coty family, but there was no one on
the premises except three caretak
ers. Coty was founder of the semi
Fascist French Solidarity League
which a few years ago claimed 300,
000 members. The league was dis
solved in 1936 and its members joined
other extreme rightist organizations.
‘'Breaks” In Frobe Expected.
The government is on the verge
of "important discoveries” in its drive
to crush an armed, secret revolution
ary society. Dormoy told the cabinet.
Numerous documents of great im
portance were seized, in a raid during
the night, Dormoy said. Details of the
documents were kept secret. The raid
was "somewhere in Paris.”
The guard was reinforced around
the military airport at Lyon-Bron as
Surete agents investigated the revo
lutionary committee’s activities in
Lyon itself.
NEW MINISTER TO SPAIN
APPOINTED BY ENGLAND
W. H. Leche, Former Charge
d’Affaires at Valencia, Gets
Post at Barcelona.
By the Associated Press.
LONDON, Nov. 23.—The govern
ment announced today that W. H.
Leche, former British Charge d’Affaires
at Valencia, had been named Minister
Plenipotentiary to the Spanish gov
ernment at Barcelona.
No official explanation was given for
Mr. Leche's new title but informed per
sons said it was a status halfway be
tween Charge d’Affaires and Ambassa
dor.
The appointment was regarded as
a move to appease the Spanish gov
ernment, angry over the exchange of
commercial agents between the British
government and Oen. Francisco
Franco’s insurgent government.
Sir Henry G. Chilton, the British
Ambassador to government of Spain,
has been at Hendaye, France, since the
start of the Spanish civil war. Some
sources thought he now would return
home.
FAILING SIGHT ENDS
IN DUAL THY
Brother Kills Sister Because
of “Beautiful Eyes,” Then
Slays Self.
By the Associated Press.
LONDON, Nov. 23.—A former army
officer, maddened by the gathering
darkness of total blindness, shot his
sleeping sister dead with bullets
through her "beautiful eyes” today,
then ended his own life by slashing
his throat with a razor.
Dr. John Horace Dancy, husband of
the victim of the shooting, Dr. Naomi
Dancy, 49-year-old baby specialist,
rushed to the bedroom scene of the
tragedy and barely missed bullets fired
from a pistol in the hands of Maurice
Tribe, 43, the invalid former officer.
The husband’s 70-year-old mother,
also a physician, said Tribe, embit
tered by failing sight in his one good
eye, shouted to his sister, “You've
beautiful eyes,” then slew her.
The double killing occurred in the
Dancy's austere red and white brick
mansion in the sylvan suburb of
Richmond on the Thames.
Dr. Naomi Dancy had dressed her
brother's injured knee and had lain
down for a nap when he entered her
room. Her husband escaped bullets
aimed at him by switching off the
lights when he ran into the room.
Tribe’s years of brooding over the
loss of one eye and failing sight in the
other reached a climax after midnight
when Mrs. Dancy, returning home
from a London lecture, went to his
room to dress his injured knee.
Looking at her strangely, he told
her:
“Naomi, you have beautiful eyes.”
She had retired and fallen asleep in
her own room a short time later when
Dancy heard a#shot and dashed up
stairs. There, he said, Tribe, pistol in
hand, told him:
“I have just shot your wife. Now I
will shoot you.”
Dancy switched out the light and
dodged. Bursts of flames spurted from
Tribe’s pistol. A few minutes later
Tribe was found seated before a mir
ror on the bathroom floor, the pistol
in one hand and an open razor in the
other. He was dying from throat
wounds.
SQUII NEEDED
IN CHEST CLOSE
Solicitors Freed to Break
Boundary Lines to End
in Success Today.
With $434,000 to be raised before
6:15 p.m. today to meet the record
Community Chest quota of $2,059,000,
nearly 9,000 volunteer solicitors in
Washington and its suburbs today were
: disregarding all barriers in a final
j whirlwind effort to insure success for
the tenth anniversary campaign.
The Very Rev. Anson Phelps Stokes,
canon of Washington Cathedral, will
preside at tonight's final report meet
ing. Joseph D. ("Radio Joe") Kauf
man has turned his time on radio sta
tion WMAL over to the Chest tonight
and reports of the various units will
be broadcast between 7:30 and 8 p.m.
Leon Brusiloff, local orchestra leader,
will provide an orchestra and singers
for tonight's meeting, the usual union
requirements having been waived by
the Musicians’ Union through the co
operation of Albert C. Hayden as a
contribution to the Chest.
Lack of understanding on the part
of Washingtonians of the acute need
existing was given by Herbert L. Wil
lett, jr„ director of the Chest, as the
probable reason for slowing down of
the campaign during the last few days.
“People seem to have the idea that
reaching 90 per cent of a goal, like get
ting a grade of 90 in school, makes a
good mark,” he said, "not realizing
that the loss of that 10 per cent means
that families may be denied the little
help necessary to lift them over a hard
spot, that sick people may be left with
out necessary care, that orphans may
be refused admission to institutions
and foster homes and that many other
services may be curtailed. If Washing
ton could just realize conditions, I am
sure the contributions would come
flowing In, putting us beyond our
goal.”
The city was declared “wide open”
for the final 30 hours of the campaign
and solicitors were told at the final
report luncheon yesterday to disregard
all solicitation areas or lists and to
get contributions wherever they could
find them. Restrictions were removed
in the hope that possible contributors
who have not been solicited up to now
might be reached, or that persons who
already have given contributions or
signed pledges might be induced to
increase their gifts.
Chest officials renewed their ap
peals to all persons who may have
been missed by solicitors to send con
tributions tc permanent Community
Chest headquarters, 1101 M street
N.W., or to telephone the Chest at
Metropolitan 2284 and ask that a so
licitor be sent to them.
Near 20 Per Cent of Quota.
The close of yesterday's report
luncheon found a total of $1,624,906,
subject to final audit, in hand in the
form of cash or pledges, payable dur
ing the coming year. This is 78.91
per cent of the quota established by
the Chest Budget Committee as the
minimum necessary to carry on the
work of the 69 Chest-supported organ
izations during 1938.
In the ears of the team captains
and key men, as they left the luncheon
meeting to begin the final 30-hour
assault on Washington’s collective
pocketbook, rang the pleas of Chest
leaders and of Gen. Hugh R. Johnson
for a more universal support of the
Chest locally and through the Nation.
“You need $434,000 more to go over
(See CHEST, Page A-4.)
CREECH DENSE
ASSAILS WITNESS
Attack Centers on Principal
Character in Case Against
Harlan Mine Boss.
ALL PERSONS ENTERING
COURT ARE SEARCHED
Tackett Later to Take Stand to
Tell of Threat Claimed Made
by Creech.
BACKGROUND—
Senate Civil Liberties Committee
was established to investigate vio
lations to civil rights, particularly
as applying to labor organization
and collective bargaining. Over
more than a year, committee has
held hearings into labor espionage
and anti-union intimidation.
Months of inquiry and testimony
centered over Harlan County IKy./
practices.
By JOHN C. HENRY.
While black-hatted deputy sheriffs
of "bloody Harlan County” lounged
in the-District Court Building corri
dors, defense counsel for Ted Creech,
mine superintendent on trial for per
jury, today tore relentlessly at the
character and integrity of the princi
pal prosecution witness, Richard C.
Tackett.
Meanwhile deputy United States
marshals maintained their vigilance
against possible violence in the court
room, continuing to search all persons
entering. They were placed at stra
tegic points within the room.
The defense attack on the character
of Tackett came during cross-exami
nation of Robert Wohlforth. secretary
of the Senate Civil Liberties Commit
tee, before which Creech's alleged per
jury occurred.
Placed on the stand by the prose
cution to describe events leading to the
appearance of both Tackett and
Creech before the committee, Mr.
Wohlforth disclosed that Tackett had
been brought here on March 22. but
had not been required to testify until
April 14. The committee was not
ready, he explained, to receive testi
mony from him on the first date.
"What were you doing on March
22? Defense Counsel William E.
Leahy asked in cross-examination.
"We were taking testimony mainly
about the activities of the Harlan
County Coal Operators’ Association
and employment of gun thugs,” Mr.
Wohlforth answered.
Objects to Term.
As Mr. Leahy objected to the terra
‘‘gun thugs,” he asked:
‘‘You were willing to accept the
testimony of gun thugs, weren't you?
You had murderers among your own
witnesses, didn't you? You knew Mr.
Tackett was a gun thug, didn’t you?”
As Mr. Wohlforth answered in the
affirmative, Mr. Leahy continued:
“Did you know he had been charged
with perjury?”
"At one time. I believe so,” Mr.
Wohlforth replied.
r,mpnasizirig me point mai racxeis
had been brought here nearly a month
before his appearance, Mr. Leahy
pressed Mr. Wohlforth for an explana
tion. As the latter testified that
Tackett had been apprehensive for
his own safety in Kentucky and had
been held in jail here after arriving
on March 22. Mr. Leahy asked:
"Do you know whether he was ever
in Room 352 at the Ambassador Hotel
during that period? Do you know
whether he was ever down there
drinking?"
"I don’t know about that," Mr.
Wohlforth answered.
Tackett, a little gray man, was
scheduled to take the witness stand
later today.
A former deputy sheriff in the pay
of the operators, admitting to partici
pation in various acts of employe
intimidation, and described in court
by Assistant District Attorney David
Pine as a "ne’er do well,” the slightly
built Tackett was scheduled to tell
the jury how Creech had threat
ened him outside the Senate Commit
tee room one April day last spring.
Corroborating Tackett’s story was
United States Deputy Marshal Robert
L. Bonham, also scheduled to take
the stand today.
And in the records of the committee
were the words of alleged perjury by
the defendant, given under oath before
the Senate investigators.
Asks Creech for Version.
As Tackett completed his story
of the threatening. Senator LaFollette,
chairman of the committee, asked
Creech for his version of the incident.
Mr. Creech: "He (Tackett) came
up and told n\e that he came up here
and got drunk and make a statement
here and did not know just what he
was talking about when he made that
statement.”
Senator La Follette: “Is that the
only comment you have to make on the
testimony (of Tackett)?"
Mr. Creech: “Yes, sir.”
Nearly three hours was consumed
yesterday in the selection of a jury,
both sides making numerous challenges
before agreeing on a panel of eight
men and four women.
Present to testify for one side or the
other were several organizers of the
United Mine Workers, officers of the
Harlan County Coal Operators Asso
ciation, friends and relatives of Mr.
Creech and former deputy sheriffs of
Harlan County.
Vienna Students Arrested.
VIENNA, Nov. 23 OP).—Fifty-three
medical students were arrested today
during downtown demonstrations
against the addition of another year
to their courses. Disturbances yester-.
day caused all departments of Vienna
University to be closed.
Noted Aviatrix Weds.
KANSAS CITY, Nov. 23 OP).—Betty
Browning, winner of the first Amelia
Earhart Trophy race to Los Angeles
in 1936, was married November 13 to
Frank Peck, salesman, she announce#
today.
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Amusements Obituary... A-12
B-10-12 Radio ..B-6
Comics ..C-10-11 short Story..C-12
Editorials_A-10 Society_B-3
Finance _A-17 Sports_C-l-3
Lost & Found A-3 Woman's Pg. B-ll
FOREIGN.
Brother and sister die in London
tragedy. Page A-l
French link Coty to Rightist revolt
plot. Page A-l
American envoy quits Nanking for
refuge in Hankow. Page A-4
NATIONAL.
House group favors corporate tax sys
tem revision. Page A-l
House rules group firm against wage
hours bill. Page A-l
Farmers boycott U. A. W. products as
result of meat strikes. Page A-l
Senate gets farm bill as House pro
gram stalls. Page A-l
Gov. Davey defies N. L. R. B. and
C. I. O. Page A-S
WASHINGTON AND VICINITY.
Roosevelt, still in bed, begins utility
conferences. Page A-l
Children to pass on wall murals at
Glenn Dale. Page A-l
Star prosecution witness under fire at
Creech trial. Page A-l
$434,000 needed today to reach Chest
quota. Page A-l
Telephone employe tells of network at
alleged gaming place. Page A-2
Bandit gets $1,450 at meat-packing
Plant. Page A-5
Woman awarded $15,000 damages for
traffic injuries. Page A-9
Seal sales campaign revives fight on
tuberculosis. Page B-l
Ruhland plans doctors’ study of Gal
linger needs. Page B-l
Weekly tax payments in D. C. studied
by legislator. Page B-l
Governors on speeders’ cars proposed
by Van Duaw. Page B-l
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Summary of Today's Star
Real estate licenses not issued at dead
line. Page B-l
FINANCIAL.
Bonds irregular (table). Page A-17
Copper cut to 11 cents. Page A-17
Oil output jumps. Page A-17
Stocks ease after rise
table). Page A-18
Curb shares mixed (table). Page A-19
N. & W. orders $6 extra. Page A-19
SPORTS.
Seven teams furnish all-Midwest grid
iron array. Page C-l
Pitt rated Nation’s top team for third
week in row. Page C-l
Sox hurlers make Dykes key baseball
market figure. Page C-l
Big Ten gridiron receipts highest
since 1927. Page C-l
Bowling head predicts giant entry for
Star tourney. Page C-2
Terps picked by Williamson as lone
holiday victor. Page C-3
EDITORIAL AND COMMENT.
Editorials. Page A-10
This and That. Page A-10
Answers to Questions. Page A-10
Political Mill Page A-10
Stars, Men and Atoms. Page A-10
David Lawrence. Page A-ll
The Capital Parade. Page A-ll
Mark Sullivan. Page A-ll
Joy Franklin. Page A-ll
Delia Pynchon. Page A-ll
MISCELLANY.
Shipping News. Page A-14
Vital Statistics. Page A-14
City News in Brief. Page A-14
Service Orders. Page B-7
Nature’s Children. Page B-8
Bedtime Stories. Page B-9
Dorothy Dix. Page B-ll
Betsy CaswelL Page B-ll
Cross-word Puxsle. PageC-10
Letter-Out. Page C-ll
Winning Contract. Page C-ll
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President Gives Garner Task
Of Growing White House Grass
President Roosevelt has given Vice
President Garner a new assignment—
probably the hardest that rugged
Texan has had in his many years of
public servic! and party regularity.
Mr. Garner has been given the task
of making grass grow in the shade
of the great trees on the front lawn
of the White House.
For many years occupants and at
tendants at the White House have
been seeking some method of making
grass grow in those Innumerable bald
spots beneath the many trees. Various
varieties of lawn seed have been tried,
but to no avail.
President Roosevelt, as busy as be
has been with other matters, has
given some thought to this problem.
Finally Mr. Garner came along and
assured the President that he has a
a
A
sure-fire method of making grass grow
where it never grew before. He told
the President he has spent years
experimenting on his shady lawn at
Uvalde, Tex., and finally succeeded.
The President listened attentatively
and assigned him to the White House
Job so quickly the Vice President was
momentarily at a loss for words.
However, he promised the President he
would accept. Mr. Gamer has sent
to his Texas home for the “magic
seed” and President Roosevelt is look
ing forward to ultimate success.
The White House gardeners, who
have been caring for the historic lawns
for many years, are skeptical. They
contend they have tried everything.
They ventured the opinion that the
Gamer seed might help under certain
big tall trees but will be of no avail
beneath the close-leaved short trees.
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