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(0. 8. Weather Bureau P'oreeaat.) Occasional rain, beginning late tonight rm__ « or tomorrow; warmer; lowest temperature A He OHiy evening paper about 3« degrees tonight; colder tomorrow ill Washington With thft afternoon or night. Temperatures today— a .^ Wltn tne Highest, 43, at l p.m.; lowest, 25, at 6:15 AS80Ciated Press NeWS a m. run report on page A-2,_ and Wirephoto Services. Closing N.Y. Markets—Sales—Page 16 WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION -- m Means Associated Press. TWO CENTS DOUGLAS OUTLINES BUSINESS AID PLAN TO TEN SENATORS Parley With Eight Demo crats and Two of G. 0. P. Stirs Speculation. SESSION IS CONVENED ON INVITATION OF BYRD Congressional Committees Push Study of New Deal “Tonics’’ for Recovery. BACKGROUND— Many observers of so-called, re cession in business have become increasingly concerned in recent weeks as decline which started last summer has continue in quickening degree. Marked difference of opinion has been evident as to best meant of Government meeting situation — one school leaning toward curtailed expenditures, tax revision and balanced budget, while other favors renewed spending and increasing Government participa tion in business picture. Br the Associated Press. A secret gathering of 10 Senators »t which Lewis Douglas, former budget director, outlined a business recovery program stirred speculation in the Capital today. Mr. Douglas, now an officer in the American Cvanimid Co., left his Fed eral post in 1934 because he disagreed with Roosevelt spending policies. Since then he has been an out spoken critic of the administration, and last year supported Alf M. Lan don for President on the ground that the New Deal could "result only in the impoverishment of the people.” The Senators present at yesterday's meeting—eight Democrats and two Republicans—frequently have opposed administration measures. None of them would discuss the conference in detail, but some indi cated Mr. Douglas had proposed early tax revision, budget balancing and foreign trade expansion as among the essentials for restoring confidence to Industry. Invited by Byrd. The group met at the invitation of Senator Byrd. Democrat, of Virginia. Others present were Senators Glass, Democrat, of Virginia; King. Demo crat, of Utah: George, Democrat, of Georgia: Smith, Democrat, of South Carolina: Bailey, Democrat, of North Carolina; Van Nuys, Democrat, of Indiana: Copeland, Democrat, of New York; Townsend, Democrat, of Dela ware, and Vandenberg, Republican, of Michigan. Their conference took place while congressional committees were study ing two tonics prepared by President Roosevelt for business ills. Generally well received on Capitol Hill was Mr. Roosevelt’s rw. ommending a Federal financial mecha nism to encourage potential billion* of private spending in housing con struction. Widespread opposition was heard, however, to his proposal that Federal contributions to State road building be cut in the interest of approaching a balanced budget. Also interrupted by the President's tooth Infection and Southern trip were his conferences with utility leaders, seeking to bring a reconciliation of administration and power industry policies which might promote larger expenditures on capital goods. Three weeks of the special session left proposal* especially linked with the business situation in this status: Housing — Administration leaders forecast congressional action before Christmas on Mr. Roosevelt's request j to liberalize Federal mortgage insur ance and other legislation to encourage ' private construction. Tax Revision—Pressure continued at the Capitol for immediate modifica tion of the undistributed corporate profits and capital gains taxes. But a House Ways and Means Subcom mittee. surveying the whole tax struc ture, did not expect to have a bill ready before January. Budget-balancing—Mr. Roosevelts message asking a slash in road con tributions now exceeding *200 000 - 000 annually spoke of “the necessity” of taking steps to balance the budget. Cut in Spending Indicated. Secretary Morgenthau, who had designated highways, public works, un employment relief and agriculture as territory in which "a great saving” could be made, indicated there would be no immediate bulge in Federal •pending of a “pump priming” nature by confining the Treasury’s December financing to refunding and tax an ticipation borrowing. Chairman Jesse Jones of the Reconstruction Finance Oorp. told a Nw York audience that the budget “probably can be” balanced next year “if we can get business started again and people back to work • • * but not otherwise.” president Roosevelt, in addition to utility conferences, protected in his housing message “a series of confer ences with representatives of industry, labor and finance, with a view to give housing construction a fresh start in the coming building year.” He telegraphed the Commerce De partment's Business Advisory Council meeting in Chicago that he looked forward to an early meeting "so we may have the opportunity of talking over the problems that affect us so vitally.” Also vying for attention among capital business developnjpts was the plea of railroads for a Mflf-blllion-dol lar freight rate increase; prices fixed by the Coal Commission for the $11, 000,000,000 soft coal industry, and the Government's anti-trust suit against Western Union and Postal Telegraph St Cable Corp. » • 1 • 16 Feared Dead in Avalanche. ATHENS, Dec. 4 (JP).—Sixteen peas ants were believed killed today when an avalanche swept down on the vil lage of Ksrditsa, In Thessaly. A corps of rescue workers rushed to the stricken town to dig out the victims. Edgerton Assures Senators Courts Can Reverse Congress Prof. Henry F. Edgerton, right, shown with Senator Borah, Republican, of Idaho, left, and Senator Burke, Democrat, of Nebraska, both members of the Judiciary Committee. —Associated Press Photo. By J. A. O'LEARY. A FAVORABLE subcommittee re port on the appointment of Prof. Henry W. Edgerton of Cornell University to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia appeared almost certain today after the nominee assured Senators he recognizes and would uphold the powers of the courts to invalidate acts of Congress. After 15 minutes of cross-examining the nominee this morning, members of the Judiciary Subcommittee an nounced the professor had cleared up any doubts as to his views on the power of judicial review that may have been raised in their minds by his writings on the subject. Chairman Burke, who had asked that Prof. Edgerton be called after reading the Cornell teacher s article on "The Incidence of Judicial Control Over Congress,” said: “Your statement made here fully and completely satisfies me.” A moment later, Senator Van Nuv*. (See EDGERTON, PageA-15.) LEGISLATOR FOUND BURNED TO DEATH Charred Body of Virginia Attorney Discovered in Flaming Auto. Raymond Sisson of Warsaw, former : member of the Virginia House of Dele- I gates and a prominent Richmond 1 County attorney, v»s found burned ,! to death in an automobile between Emmerton and Warsaw, Va., last night, according to the Associated Press. Disbarment proceedings had been begun two days ago against Sisson on a charge that he had received funds as a special commissioner in chancery and had failed, when requested, “to pay them over to the proper parties.” The body was found shortly before 7 o'clock in the rear seat of an auto mobile belonging to Sullivan Sisson, brother of Raymond. The doors of the car were closed, authorities said, and the body was burned beyond recogni tion. Bought Gasoline. Sheriff W. L. Bryant said Sisson had borrowed the machine from his brother to go to Warsaw on business and get his mail. He stopped in Em merton before leaving and purchased 4 gallons of gasoline, about half of which was placed in the tank and the remainder in the rear of the auto mobile's tonneau, the sheriff said. Cauthorne Lumpkin and another man were driving along the Emmer ton-Warsaw road about 6:45 p.m. when they saw the flaming automo bile and attempted to get the body out, but they were driven back by the flames. Although Sisson's dentist, Dr. W. B. Rains, and his personal physician. Dr. Vernon L. Litsinger, were unable to say definitely that the dead man was Sisson, members of the family claimed the body and Sheriff Bryant said he had consulted Common wealth's Attorney A. N. Wellford and no inquest would be held unless re quested by relatives. To Search for Watch. Sheriff Bryant said he planned to go to the scene of the fire today and search for a gold watch which mem bers of the family said the delegate was carrying when last seen. The disbarment proceedings against Sisson were begun on Thursday. Judge E. Hugh Smith of the Richmond County Circuit Court issued a rule returnable January 4. Judge Smith said the former legis lator was charged with "receiving funds as a special commissioner in chancery and as attorney and failing, when requested, to pay them over to the proper parties." FURNACE DISMANTLED Carnegie’s First Mill Unable to » Meet Modern Competition. PITTSBURGH, Dec. 4 (>P5._An drew Carnegie's first blast furnace built in the days when furnace crews along the Monongahela River vied in producing pig iron—fell into the hands of a wrecking crew today. The Camegie-Illinois Steel Corp., successor to Carnegie’s original com pany of Kloman, Carnegie & Co., ordered the 65-year-old Lucy dis mantled because it could not compete with modern furnaces. Carnegie named the Lucy for the wire of his brother and partner. Thomas Carnegie. It had been rebuilt three times. PROTEST AGAINST ITALY Chinese Denounce Recognition of Manchukuo to League. GENEVA, Dec. 4 (A*).—China pro tested to the League of Nations today against Italy’s formal recognition of Manchukuo, the protectorate Japan carved out of Manchuria by a military campaign in 1831-3. The Chinese government submitted a copy of a protest made in Rome by the Chinese Ambassador to Italy. $40,000 MAIL LOOT TAKEN OF TRUCK Five Empty Sacks Fished Out of East River—Lock Is Blamed. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK. Dec. 4 —Theft of 11 bags of mail from a United State* mall truck Thursday night was dis closed by post office inspectors today after live of the looted sacks had been fished out of the East River. J. J. Doran, inspector in charge, estimated the value of the missing mall at between *40,000 and *50.000. of which only about *10,000 would be negotiable. Inspector Doran said he was puz zled as to how the theft was carried out. The mail truck, manned by a postal guard and a railway' mail guard in addition to the driver, left the general post office bound for the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad terminal at Hoboken, N. J., via a Hudson River ferry'. After the ferry left the slip, the guards dis covered the theft. Doran, declaring there were only two keys to the padlock to the rear of the truck, one at the general post office and the other at the railroad terminal, expressed the opinion that the lock may have been insecurely fastened. When fished out of the Bast River, on the opposite side of Manhattan, the five recovered pouches, together with the rifled mail they had con tained, were stuffed into burlap sugar sacks. They were brought to the surface accidentally by an unemployed ior mer W. P. A. worker, Peter Schieb, who said he had been Ashing for eels near the Williamsburg Bridge. DROWNS IN BUFFALO BUFFALO, N. Y„ Dec. 4 (;p)._ Peter Renskers, survivor of five ship wrecks, drowned when he fell from a barge into the harbor. Renskers, New York resident who was born in the Netherlands, was said to have rescued 30 persons from drowning in his nearly 40 years as a sailor, lakeman and barge captain. He will be buried today. D. C. BAIT GANG INJURES 3 FLEEING GUN TRAP IN STORE Men Shoot Way Out, Rac ing Toward Maryland After Robberies Net $600. BYSTANDER IS SHOT IN RETURN OF FIRE Proprietor's Son Begins Battle Behind Partition—Girl's Car Is Forced Into Taxicab. One man was wounded critically, a girl motorist and a Treasury Depart ment official were injured and two bandits were believed shot last night as a gang of five colored hold-up men shot their way out of a gun trap and fled wildly toward Maryland after robbing six stores in rapid succession of more than $600. Victims under treatment at 2mer gency Hospital today as a result of the bandits' activities were: Benjamin Chesivori, 36, of 219 L street N.W., a bystander, who was shot in a battle that climaxed the hold-up in a liquor store at New Jer sey avenue and L street N.W. He was still in a serious condition this after noon. Miss Virginia C. McReynolds, 20. of 5201 Connecticut avenue N.W.. whose automobile was forced into collision with a taxicab by a careening car in which police believed the bandits were fleeing. Suffering brain concussion and lacerations, she was reported out of danger this afternoon. William S. Broughton. 63, of 1819 Q street N.W., commissioner of the public debt in the Treasury Depart ment, who was a passenger in the taxicab. He was recovering from cuts and bruises. Working swiftly and smoothly, the gang pursued the daring series of rob beries without resistance until they entered the New Jersev &VPnn# nnH ! L. street N.W. liquor store operated by Dennis F. McCarthy and his son, Francis McCarthy. Opens Fire on Bandits. Sitting behind a gun-slotted parti tion, ready for just such an emer gency, Francis McCarthy opened fire when the three bandits who entered the store drew revolvers and held up his father and Mr. Chesivorl, a by stander. One of the bandits turned and shot Mr. Chesivort through the chest, ap- | patently thinking young Mr. Mc Carthy's bullet had come from him. The elder Mr. McCarthy then drew j another gun from underneath the ' counter and joined his son in shoot ing at the bandits as they raced out j the door. Police believed two of the men were hit. Inspector Bernard W. Thompson, chief of detectives, said the same gang of colored men was suspected in at1 least six similar hold-up series here within the last month. He said it ap- i parently was a well-organised gang.< invading Washington from out of town. Police in Baltimore and other Maryland cites were asked to be on the lookout for the bandits today. Hospitals and physicians' offices here and in neighboring towns were checked closely in belief the two wounded bandits would seek treat ment. Police Hot in Pursuit. As the bandits fled from the Mc Carthy store. Motorcycle Patrolman Anthony Kaskeski and a police squad car containing Detective Sergts. Guy Bone and Joseph W. Shimon raced up in answer to a radio alarm. They were cruising the neighborhood m (See BA NDITS.Page" A-fiTj YULE BONUS VOTED Becurity Savings & Commercial Bank Gives Employes Cash. Directors of the Security Savings & Commercial Bank have voted a Christmas bonus for all employes of the institution, amounting to 3 per cent of their yearly salaries. Presi dent Francis G. Addison. Jr., an nounced today. Prosperous banking conditions in the Capital during the past year made the extra compensa tion possible, he said, adding that the bonus has already been distributed. Summary of Today's Star ™ge. Page. Amusement* B-16 Lost & Found B-l Christmas story. Obituary ...A-l* A-* Radio ...A-* Church News, Society _A-7 A-ll-12-13 Sports . B-6-7-* Comic* ..B-14-15 Real Estate, Editorials .. A-g B-l to 5 Financial — A-1S Woman Pg._A-14 FOREIGN. Poland expected to ask France for colonies. Page A-2 NATIONAL. Senate group ready to approve Edger ton nomination. Page A-l Douglas offers business aid program at Senators’ parley. Page A-l New Deal Senators join attack on farm wu- Page A-l Roosevelt curtails fishing trip for more Cental treatment. I>age A-2 Fight intensified on baby malady fatal to 10 in Chicago. Page A,2 Death of two racing pilots may curtail program. Page A-4 Thieves take 11 bags of mall from U. S. truck. Page A-l* C. 1. o. may push Ford drive into other cities. Page A-U Green and Lewis close parley with out accord. PageA-15 WASHINGTON AND NEARBY. Three Injured as D. C. gangsters shoot way out of trap. Page A-l Final arguments in progress in Ross Trial. Page A-l Sanitary signs contracts with A. F. of L. unions. Page A-2 Federation files protest to ear fare boost a day late. Page A-l* Three policemen among ten persons Injured in traffic. Page A-18 Creech cleared of perjury charge by Jury's verdict. Page A-18 House group inspects D. C. projects today. Page A-18 District National Bank to pay 10 per cent dividend Monday. Page A-18 SPORTS. "Alumni” to aid Redskins in pro tilt with Giants. PageB-8 Glenn wins quick success as gridiron coach. PageB-6 East dominates A. P. All-America football team. Page B-7 Rice seeks grid crown against S. M. U. today. Page B-7 Kuhel-for-Bonura lone trade chance left for Nats. Page B-8 Mungo seen going in swap to Giants or Cubs. Page B-8 EDITORIAL AND COMMENT. Editorials. Page A-8 This and That. Page A-8 Stars, Men and Atoms. Page A-8 Answers to Questions. Page A-8 David Lawrence. Page A-9 The Capital Parade. Page A-9 Mark Sullivan. Page A-9 Jay Ttanklln. Page A-9 Lemuel F. Parton. Page A-9 MISCELLANY. Nature’s Children. Page A-8 Bedtime Story. Page A-8 Vital Statistics. Page A-19 Shipping News. PageA-10 Dorothy Dlx. Page A-14 Betsy Caswell. Page A-14 Cross-word Puacle. PageB-14 Letter-Out. PageB-14 Contract Bridge. PageB-15 i Thinking What to Give a Niece? Buy a Toy for ChiUl With None Many Things Needed to Assure Happy Christmases — Sweaters, Hams and Wheel Chairs—All Wanted Badly. Have you worn yourself out going about the snops trying to think of something to give your nephews and nieces back home for Christmas? Be cause they have everything? Why not drop the problem for the moment and buy a toy or article of clothing for some little boy or girl who has nothing You may bring or send your gift to any Warner Bros. Theater in town now or attend one of the toy mati nees being given by them Saturday morning. December 18. as a part of The Star-Warner Bros.-N. B. C. Christmas campaign. Why not split your budget for their crowded socks and purchase something for the needy—a toy, a sweater, or ;ven a ham—and see that it reaches some police station in town for the 17th annual Christmas party of the Metropolitan Police Department? Those inclined to believe that the destitute of Washington are few should view the stacks of mail already arriv ing at campaign headquarters and for the two organizations who have under taken distributing contributions to the campaign, the Metropolitan Police and the P.-T. A. One mother writes that her children had no Christmas last year, and that she is asking for assistance. She says: . . please remember them with a toy. I will thank you so. I don't want them to get up this Christmas without a toy or something to make them happy, for I have eight children, and I can hardly feed them and pay rent. . . . I cannot make them under - (See TOY CAMPAIGN^ Page aoT Ship Attacked on Mission of Mercy to Japanese Occupied Isle. By the Associated Press. SHANGHAI, Dec. 4.—The British steamer Siushan was reported today riddled with bullets from an unde termined source while on a mission of mercy to Japanese-occupied Tsung ming Island, in the mouth of the Yangtze, near Shanghai. The chief Chinese officer was killed. A sailor and several passengers were wounded. After more than 200 machine-gun shots had been fired, the little steam »r s master, Capt. N. McMillan, crept on his hands and knees under the spray of bullets to the wheelhouse. He reached the wheel safely and steered his vessel out of range. Seek to Rescue 9 Nuns. British authorities have been striv ing to rescue nine French Canadian nuns who have been marooned on the island for about three months. Among those aboard the 296-ton Siushan were the Rev. Father Adrien Sansoucy, a French Canadian mission ary. and E. B. Boothby, a British con sular official. Mr. Boothby sought to rescue the isolated nuns, but his ef forts were frustrated by the machine - funning. British authorities said the Jap anese, who have an air base on rsungming Island, were informed of foe voyage in advance. (Chinese dispatches from Hong Kong said Japanese airplanes had bombed the Hankow-Canton Rail way, by which the British Charge d'AfTaires, R. G. Howe, was known to be proceeding toward Hong Kong. There was no indication, however, that the train carrying Britain's “portable Embassy" had been endangered.) Demand Freedom of Settlement. Japanese today demanded freedom 0 enter Shanghai's International Set tlement at will after their armed forces twice encountered foreign resistance. At the same time a representative >f Gen. Iwane Matsui. the Japanese :ommander, demanded that Settle ment police prevent any repetition of the "victory march” attack on Japa nese soldiers. After a grenade thrower had scat tered a column of 6.000 Japanese sol iiers on parade yesterday, a United States marine officer’s protest forced 1 Japanese cordon out of the area juarded by American troops. Earlier today French authorities blocked five Japanese Army trucks from the French Concession, but finally permitted them to move sup plies into the French area. Gen. Matsui's representative reserved he right to take all necessary steps to ivoid any recurrence of violence unless precautions by Settlement authorities rare satisfactory. Declaring the Japanese Army re tards Settlement police as incapable >f effectively suppressing anti-Japan sm, he also reserved the right to take iny steps—including examination of persons and search of property—to luell hostile agitators. Final Arguments in Progress in Ross Case—Jury to Get Matter Today. By WILLIAM H. SHIPPEN. Jr. By a Staff Correspondent ot The Star. STAFFORD COURT HOUSE, Va„ Dec. 4.—Final arguments were in prog ress here today at the trial of Walter L. Ross, 1.-year-old Marine, for the fatal Icniflng and shooting of Elmer J. Davidson, 52, Washington attorney. The young Marine, who was sta tioned at Quantico near here, is bas ing his defense on the contention that Davidson made improper advances, and that he killed the lawyer when the latter became enraged and at tempted to assault him. The State contends Ross killed Davidson in the commission of a rob bery. The prosecution proved, and it later was admitted by Ross, that the Marine pawned Davidsons wrist watch in Baltimore several days after the slaying. Judge Frederick W. Coleman said today the Commonwealth and the de fense attorneys would be allowed about two hours each of final argument. The case was due to reach the jury early this afternoon. The prosecution indicated it would not seek the death penalty for Ross, while at the same time demanding a first or second degree murder con viction. The defense closed its case yester day by putting two psychiatrists on (See ROSsT Page A-15.) I CONSUL TO BILBAO IS CALLED NOME Leave Is Granted Chapman Because Insurgents Block Return to Post. B? the Associated Press. Secretary Hull said today that Wil liam E. Chapman, American Consul at Bilbao, Spain, has been given a leave of absence to return to the United States because insurgent authorities are obstructing his return to duty at his post. The Secretary expressed surprise at the situation and indicated no more efforts to reopen the consulate in Bil bao will be made until the military representatives of Generalissimo Fran cisco Franco change their attitude. They are understood to have de manded that Mr. Chapman return to Bilbao as a diplomatic representative, as well as a consular officer. The as sumption here is that insurgent au thorities would consider such a move a tacit recognition by this Govern ment of the Franco insurgent regime of Spain. Secretary Hull made it clear, how ever, that this is not the intention of the United States. If Mr. Chapman eventually does re turn to his Bilbao Consulate, the Sec retary emphasized, it will be in the same capacity as that in which he functioned before the consulate was closed temporarily because of the severe fighting in that area. Since that time, Mr. Chapman has been attached to the staff of Ambas sador Claude G. Bowers, whose tem porary headquarters is at St. Jean De Luz, across the border in France. In this status. Chapman has been given the dual rank of consul and sec ond secretary of embassy. TYPHOON NEARS MANILA Storm Is Third Within Month to Boar Across Philipines. MANILA, Dec. 4 (/P).—The third typhoon within a month swept toward Manila tonight from the Pacific Ocean. Weather observers reported the storm 'was approaching Samar Island just north of where the second typhoon cut a death-dealing path of destruction through the Visayan Islands. A general warning was sounded that a very severe typhoon might be ex pected. Air Record Set. HAVANA, Dec. 4 UP).—Maj. Alex ander de Seversky today held the New York-Havana air speed record. He completed the flight yesterday afternoon in 5 hours and 2 minutes— two hours and one minute faster than Lt. Comdr. Prank Hawks flew the dis tance in 1931. (The airline distance is 1,350 miles.) For a Happier Christmas— Secretary of War Indorses The Star’s Campaign “I am very happy to learn that The Evening Star, in co operation with the Police Department and other organizations, will soon launch its Christmas Toy Campaign. “Ne movement carries a greater appeal than one designed to provide joy for children who would otherwise have a cheerless Yuletide. Christmas is our most beautiful holiday. We will enjoy it best if we make it possible for others less fortunate to share our joy. “As I understand it, your campaign will not only provide toys, but also food and clothing for needy children. I hope that The Star and its associated agencies will be completely successful in this splendid movement and that as a result every child in Washington and vicinity will have a Christmas filled with happiness. “I am sure all good citizens will be grateful to you for the opportunity to BABBy h. woodring. assist. No one could ask for a finer reward than the incomparable smile of a happy child. “Sincerely yours, “HARRY H. WOODRING, “Secretary of War.“ NEW DEALERS LOIN SENATE ATTACK ON Revision Demands of Berry, Pepper, Wagner Threaten Passage in Extra Session. V PRESIDENTIAL PROGRAM LAGS IN BOTH CHAMBERS House Leaders Draw Battle Lines for Consideration of Wage Hour Bill. BACKGROUND— Congress pledged itself last sum mer to give early consideration to farm-aid legislation upon return to Washington. In call for special session, President Roosevelt speci fied that farm bill was one of four principal objectives. Unprepared when session began, Senate Agri culture Committee rushed drafting of bill now scheduled for considera tion. Among many critics of bill as drawn are Secretary of Agriculture Wallace. By the Associated Press. Three administration supporters joined the critics of the complicated Senate farm bill today, asking for revisions which might delay a vote until January. “I don't think the bill can pass as it stands now." said Senator Berry, Democrat, of Tennessee. "I am not satisfied with it. "I would not be surprised if it will be changed so much that its friends will be willing to have it go back to committee." Senator Pepper. Democrat, of Flor ida said he would not vote for the bill unless broad changes were made. Senator Wagner, Democrat, of New York, who has sponsored many ad ministration measures, indicated he would favor simplifying the complex "ever-normal granary" and its at tempts at crop control by compulsory methods. Their objections were added to op position voiced by a number of Sen ators in two weeks of debate. Ma jority Leader Barkley, trying to hasten a vote, called the Senate for Its first Saturday meeting this fall. Both House and Senate chieftains want to end debate by next Wednes day, but prospects for a Senate vote by that time were doubtful. Senator Barkley was reported to be dickering with Republican Leader McNary for an agreement to limit discussion. Program Is Lagging. Only two and a half weeks remain of the special session, and so far neither house has approved any item on the President's program. Senator King, Democrat, of Utah who has opposed numerous adminis tration measures, had the floor today to offer an amendment that would limit farm bill appropriations to $500, 000,000 a year. Senator Borah, Republican, of Idaho returned to his old-time form yesterday as the ‘‘lion of Idaho" to denounce the bill in a 90-minute ora VlUlli He said compulsion of fanners con stituted "blackmail” and that constant reduction of production to maintain prices "would be national suicide.” He advocated feeding surplus crops to the needy. Senator Wheeler, Democrat, of Montana, suggested "that Congress and the Government departments take a little more time and pass ef fective legislation in the regular ses sion.” Most Senators agreed that if the farm bill were sent back to commit tee for revision it would not pass until the regular session. House Rejects Changes. House leaders meanwhile swept aside every major change proposed to their bill except the amendment by Representative Boileau, Progressive, of Wisconsin. Mr. Boileau's amend ment would deny soil conservation payments to farmers who planted dairy feed crops on acreage withdrawn from cultivation of soil-depleting crops. Some leaders predicted that even it would be defeated—or at least modi fied—when the final vote is taken. Their most immediate concern, how-ever, was a promise by Repre sentative Patman. Democrat of Texas to demand that the House substitute payment of "parity” prices to farmers for provisions calling for discretionary loans to growers of wheat, cotton and com. The House overrode Republican suggestions to lighten compulsory con trol retirements, but decided tenta tively to limit to $7,500 benefits pay able to a single farmer. Members rejected proposals of Mr. Boileau end Representative Hoffman, Republican, of Michigan to nullify the committee's ideas that compulsory marketing quotas for tobacco should be approved by a vote of two-thirds of the growers. Wage-Hour Battle Impends. In the House, battle lines were forming for consideration of the ad ministration’s wage-hour bill on De cember 13. Opponents expect to try to return it to the Labor Committee for revision and thus tie it up until the regular 1938 session. A drastic bill with formidable teeth in it will be urged on Congress by the American Federation of Labor, President William Green disclosed last night. The measure would provide a flat minimum wage of 40 cents an hour and a flat maximum work week of 40 hours for workers engaged in in terstate business. If an employer violated the law, the worker would simply report to the nearest representative of the Justice Department, and that department would prosecute the employer, Mr. Green explained. The measure differs in major re spects from the bill now pending. The latter would give an administrative board wide discretion in fixing mini mum wages of 40 cents an hour or less and maximum hours of 40 a week or more. fWMAT A BULIY^ \Q\RL AM It J ,!!liTiTi 1 "~N. ^-n—hm 7" ! LITTLE JACK HORNER.