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LYNCH BILL VOTE
Proponents “Determined to
Have” Test on Measure,
New Yorker Says.
BACKGROUND—
Except for brief respite in which
conference report on housing bill
- was approved. Senate has been em
broiled since convening on January
" 3 in filibuster against anti-lynching
legislation. Approved by House at
last regular session, measure will be
completely dead if Senate fails to
concur before present Congress ends
its term after elections of next No
vember.
By the Associated Press.
Senator Wagner, Democrat, of New
York said today that friends of the
anti-lynching bill were "determined
to have” a vote on the much-talked
about legislation that has been fili
bustered for a month.
Defending its constitutionality. Sen
ator Wagner, one of the authors of
the measure, told the Senate that
"either we should vote down an anti
lynching bill, thus announcing once
and for all that we will do nothing
about the lynching evil, or we should
promptly pass the measure now before
us.”
Characterizing every lynching as "a
challenge to the Nation as a whole,”
Senator Wagner said "a recent ex
haustive study of the law has con
firmed me in the view, shared by many
pothers in and out of Congress, that
•this bill is constitutional.”
• Month's Accomplishments.
* Meanwhile, members of Congress
chalked up two major accomplishments
for the first month of their 1938
•session:
» l. A Senate-House Committee com
pleted the final draft of crop-control
■legislation. Quick ratification by both
chambers was expected.
2. A bill designed to stimulate home
construction by reducing Government
Insured mortgage requirements was
ready for the President's signature.
■ Both items were primarily the prod
ucts of last fall’s special session. Con
ference committees had been working
throughout January to reconcile Senate
•and House versions of the legislation.
Sea Work Greater Than Usual.
Although leaders agreed that the
record of surface achievements since
Congress met January 3 was unimpos
ing, they said more work than usual
had been done during the first month.
Enough progress has been made on
routine appropriation bills and the tax
revision program so some members
frere talking optimistically of an early
adjournment.
The House has passed three of the
nine regular supply bills—$1,412,000,
000 for independent agencies. $1,400.
000.000 for the Treasury and Post
Office Departments, and $349,000,000
for the Navy.
Lecture Tonight.
Francis J. Mott of England will
■lecture on "Organization and Reli
gion” tonight at 8 o'clock at the Graf
ton Hotel under the auspices of the
Washington Society of Light.
' Your Income
Tax
No. 11.
'CROSS INCOME, NET INCOME
AND SURTAX.
• Three of the terms used in the in
come tax law, namely, gross income,
Jnet Income and surtax net income,
should be noted particularly, inas
'much as they are vitally important to
"the whole subject of the income tax.
Gross income includes in general
all income from any source whatever,
unless exempt from tax by law. The
gross income of the usual business
consists of the gross profits on sales,
plus any income from investment and
Incidental or outide operations or
sources. The return must show the
gross sales, purchase and co6t of
goods sold. To reflect income cor
rectly, inventories are necessary at
the beginning and end of each taxable
year.
A lawyer, doctor, architect, physi
cian, dentist, clergyman, author or
other professional man must include
in gross income all fees, salaries and
compensation of any kind for pro
fessional services.
Net income upon which the tax is
assessed is gross income less the de
ductions allowed by law. Such deduc
tions include business and profes
sional expenses, such as salaries, pen
sions and bonuses to employes; taxes,
losses, interest, bad debts, deprecia
tion, depletion, contributions, etc.
Failure to understand deductions
against gross income and credits
against net income has resulted in
numerous errors on the part of tax
payers.
An earned income credit is pro
vided in addition to the personal ex
emption and credit for dependents,
etc., for the purpose of computing
the normal tax. Having arrived at
the net income, the next step is to
deduct the personal exemption and
credit for dependents. The balance
represents the surtax net income.
The next step is to deduct from such
balance the earned income credit and
other credits to which the taxpayer is
entitled. The remainder represents
the amount of net income subject to
the normal tax of 4 per cent. Any
amount of surtax net income which is
In excess of $4,000 is subject to the
surtax. The surtax is to be computed
In accordance with the rates provided
for in the various so-called surtax
brackets.
Motorist Drives Wreckage Away
and Ani™lta!!p£!j?h%n2Zri °/ld Uu°, driPC«fs esfaPed **jury in a freak collision that overturned
and almost demolished an automobile at Seventeenth and P streets N.W. today. The automo
the rilthfed ^IrlcVnnp E* 32' ? mec^nnic, 4721 Davenport street N.W., driving away in
spread over the street ^ ** condition and a broken gas tank from which gasoline
HAZEN REQUESTS *
Tells Senate Group, How
ever, No Unusual Crime
Wave Exists Here.
By J. A. O'LEARY.
Denying there is an unusual crime
wave in Washington now. Commis
sioner Hazen told the Senate District
Committee today the Commissioners
nevertheless are anxious to reduce it,
but need more policemen, more judges
and a law lor the registration of crim
inals entering the city,
A high light of the meeting was a
demand by Senator Bilbo. Democrat,
of Mississippi that Congress “rid itself
of all this peanut business."
“Turn the city over to the people
of the District and let them vote,” Sen
ator Bilbo declared. “Congress has no
time for this peanut business. It is
not the business of Congress to be run
ning a city like this.” .
King Explains Position.
Pointing out that he has had many
letters, some defending the police and
others complaining against them.
Chairman King said he had called the
meeting, not in a critical spirit, but
for constructive action if legislation is
needed to improve conditions.
The chairman declared, however, he
would not support the recommenda- i1
tion of Maj. Ernest W. Brown to the 1
Commissioners last summer for 100
more policemen, believing that number!
too great. He cited possible injustice !
growing out of the criminal registra- '
tion plan, but told the Commissioners
to submit a bill for study. I'
Senator King also expressed hope1
the House will pass the Senate- i:
approved bill to tighten the anti- j1
gambling laws, after Mr. Hazen had I
cited the numbers game as one source j'
of crime here. 1
Before taking up the crime situation, j!
the committee reported favorably two j
minor Senate bills, namely: To ex- ,1
empt from taxation the property of i1
the Society of the Cincinnati on'!
Massachusetts avenue, which is to be
used as a patriotic museum, and a bill *
to clarify the titles and duties of the
chief clerk and chief sanitary ins pec- '
tor of the Health Department.
Bills Referred.
The following bills were referred to ]
subcommittees for further study: To i
create a board of appeals for zoning i
problems; to authorize a revision of
the District code: to regulate the <
small business; to enable the Traffic
Department to record liens against
automobiles to improve the motor 1
vehicle title law, and proposed regula- t
tion of barbers and beauty shop i
operators.
it was announced that members of !
the House District Committee are
willing to recall the bill for the
mechanical inspection of automobiles,
passed by both houses, to make two
amendments. Washington I. Cleve
land of the A. A. A. District Motor
Club said one amendment would
credit inspection fees to the motor
vehicle and highway fund instead of
the general fund. The other would
have the annual inspections start in
1939.
Chairman King quoted Representa
tive Collins of Mississippi, in charge
of District appropriations, as saying
Washington has more police in pro
portion to population than other cities
and that the House Appropriations
Subcommittee has allowed the de
partment everything asked for.
Mr. Hazen said, however, the Com
missioners had asked the Budget Bu
reau for 25 additional policemen.
The Commissioners argued that even
if Washington was up to the level of
other cities in ratio of police to popu- .
lation, Congress should remember '
that many police must be withdrawn
from regular duty for special detail
growing out of the fact that this is
the National Capital.
When Senator King said the Federal i
Government polices its own buildings e
and parks, Mr. Hazen replied they only »
policed the Inside and sometimes called c
i
ART PICTURES
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of The Star upon payment of only 39c at the Art
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Star. s
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or $4.95 for the entire set of 48 pictures and port
folio, addressed to the Art Appreciation Counter,
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Rossie R. Showalter. 46. of
415\2 Eleventh street S.E.,
Capital Transit Co. bus driver,
after getting a traffic ticket
from a policeman. The charge
is failing to yield the right of
way. Not a bus passenger was
scratched.—Star Staff Photo.
on the city police. The day that Con
gress convened this year 100 Metro
politan police were detailed in the
Capitol Building, the Commissioner
said.
Senator King agreed with Mr. Hazen
that the United States park police
should be brought into the Metropol
itan force.
"There isn't any more crime wave
here now than in other years." Com
missioner Hazen asserted. "The police
are doing as good a job as any police
force in the country.”
Senator King said some citizens
have suggested to him there should be
more men on motor cycles instead of
having two men in each scout car.
Mr. Hazen insisted, however, that one
policeman could not effectively pursue
criminals in a scout car and pointed
out if the officer left the car to inves
tigate a crime other radio calls would
go unanswered.
Regarding the registration of crim
inals who arrive from elsewhere. Sen
ator King doubted the wisdom of
making men who may have been con
victed of some offense years ago com
ply with such a law. Engineer Com
missioner Sultan said it would be
desirable to require registration of
persons who have been convicted
elsewhere within four or five years.
Refers to Severe Penalties Bill.
Senator Bilbo called attention to
his pending bill to allow juries to fix
the death penalty for armed hold-up
and roberry, declaring such a law
"has worked like a charm in Mis
sisippi” as a deterrent.
While the bill to exempt the museum
of the Society of the Cincinnati from
taxation" was being considered. Evan
H. Tucker of the Northeast Wash
ington Citizens’ Association reminded
the committee that Washingtons tax
books are being depleted by exemp
tions from time to time and by the
steady purchase of taxable land by
the Federal Government. At the
same time, he pointed out, the Fed
eral Government has been reducing
its lump-sum payment toward the
upkeep of the District.
Both Mr. Tucker and A. J. Driscoll
of the Midcity Citizens joined In the
discussion of the law-enforcement
problem.
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
HEARS PLAY PLAN
Quinn Presents Proposal for Board
Control of Supervised
Recreation.
The suggestion that all supervised
recreation be placed under the control
of the Board of Education and all
unsupervised recreation facilities un
der the control of some District
agency because they are supported by
District taxes, was laid before the
District Public School Association at
the Di^rict Building last night by
Henry I. Quinn, a member of the
School Board.
The association went on record
indorsing the principle of Board of
Education control over all recreation
activities in the school buildings and
sn school grounds and recognising the
principle that the recreation of school
age children is a part of their educa
tion.
Mr. Quinn declared the recom
mended appropriation transfer of
139,000 from the Playground Depart
ment to the Community Center under
;he School Board to operate school
playgrounds in the summer was "wise
and in the interest of the children."
The speaker also pointed out the
ichools have been allowed $109,655
ess than the current appropriation,
rhe District can have the school sys
tem It is willing to pay for, he
leclared, adding that fear of taxation,
* probably largely responsible for the
lecrease. A
ROOSEVELT TOILS
IN STUDY ON MU
Flood of Dimes Delays
Prompt Attention to
Regular Letters.
By J. RUSSELL YOUNG. *
President Roosevelt remained away
from his desk in the executive office
today to work in the seclusion of his
study.
It was explained at the White House
that he had been so busy with other
matters in the past week or so that
he had neglected his mall and other
routine papers requiring his attention.
Therefore he had decided to make no
engagements for today and to give his
uninterrupted attention to going into
the stacks of papers before him.
During the Ian week the White
House has been swamped by letters:
from all over the United States con
taining contributions to the National
Foundation for the Prevention of In
fantile Paralysis. Nearly 400.000 con
tributions has been received and as a
result the ordinary White House mail
has been lost in the shuffle. Although
the office force is working day and
night, the President s mail, in some in
stances, has been two or three days
old when he received it. A rough
count of the coins and bills received at
the White House indicate that the total
will reach more than 940.000.
The President also had before him
today several bills awaiting his signa
ture, the most important of which was
the 93.000.000,000 housing measure,
which he had on his ‘'must” legislative
program when Congress assembled last
month.
There have been some rumors to
the effect that the President was con
templating another fishing trip off
the coast of Florida some time late this
month or in March, but there are no
indications at the White House that
he has made any tentative plans ol
this nature. It is known, however,
that he would like to get away for a
fortnight's vacation, and probably will
if he can arrange it before spring
arrives.
Just a Handyman.
BALTIMORE. Feb. 3 (4>K—Officers
evicting Levi N. Perkins, 55, colored,
for 10 years' non-payment of ground
rent found (12,000 cash and some Con
federate money in his safes.
"I'm just a handyman,” Perkins
said, explaining the money. He added
he'd move to a house he owns.
WAITS VITAL DATA
Iction on Severing Ties With
Bolting Unit's May Hinge
on Report.
BACKGROUND—
With demand* for labor accord,
growing more insistent, A. T. of L.
and C. I. O. leaders met here last
December in attempt to agree o*
peace formula.
Long series of conferences
brought no tangible gains and
found each faction attempting to
blame other for failure to reach
accord.
MIAMI, Fla., Feb. J.—An American
Federation t»f Labor committee which
negotiated unsuccessfully for peace
with the Committee for Industrial Or
ganization last December drafted a re
port to the A. F. of L. executive coun
cil today of vast significance to the fu
ture relations between the two rival
labor groups.
On its findings the council, nearing
the end of its two-week session, may
decide whether to sever the last ties
between the Federation and the im
portant unions in the mining, clothing
snd other fields, which have Joined
John L. Lewis’ organization.
A complete ouster of these unions,
which have been suspended for a year
and a half, would be followed by the
chartering of A. F. L. units in their
fields and probably bitter rivalry to re
cruit members. The council was em
powered to expel the C. I. O. unions
by the last general convention.
Harrlsaa Heads Committee.
The report of the Peace Committee,
headed by George M. Harrison, will
not be made public until tonight, but
If it conforms to the statements of A.
F. of L. officials since the parley col
lapsed at Washington December 21 it
will place the blame for the failure
squarely on Mr. Lewis.
President William Green said the A.
F. of L. and C. I. O. committees agreed
upon a formula only to have it vetoed
by Mr. Lewis. The plan as outlined
by Mr. Green was for committees to
be appointed to arrange mergers be
tween C. I. O. and A. F. of L. unions
operating in the same fields and then
for all the C. I. O. unions to return to
the A. F. of L. on the same footing as
its other affiliates and without any
conditions or penalties.
Contention of Green.
Mr. Green said Mr. Lewis wanted the
C. I. O. unions to be taken into the
Federation first and then to iron out
jurisdictional and other differences
later. The A. F. of L. chief contended
this would merely shift the fight from
its present field to "within the house
hold” of the Federation.
Mr. Lewis proposed at the United
Mine Workers’ Convention now in ses
sion at Washington that the C. I. O.
unions immediately enter the Federa
tion or the A. F. of L. unions enter
the C. I. O., but Mr. Green rejected
the proposal as "the same old thing.”
STRUCK BY CAR
Motorist Charged With Backless
Driving in Brentwood.
B» » Stiff Correspondent of Till Star.
BRENTWOOD, Md. Feb. 3.—Mr*.
Pranci* Graves of 4440 Charles street.
Brentwood, was in Casualty Hospital
today with a broken leg and internal
injuries received in an automobile
accident last night.
Mrs. Graves, police say, was walking
across Rhode Island avenue when an
automobile operated by Vernon
Christian of Hyattsville struck her.
Mr. Christian was charged with reck
less driving and released on personal
bond.
CLEARED ON 5 CHARGES
Prince Georges Man Nabbed on
Way to Hospital Treed.
BALTIMORE. Feb. 3 DPL—William
Davis, Prince Georges County colored
man arrested on five traffic charges
while bringing an ill woman to a hos
pital here, was freed in court yester
lav. Magistrate John R. Rutherford
lismlssed two charges of running past
» red light, reckless driving, failing to
(top after an accident and speeding.
Brewster Favors Enactment
Of Measure to Crack Numbers
D. C. Committee Member Suggests
J. Edgar Hoover Be Called in for
Advice on Bad Crime Situation.
i _
”.h® cr*me situation in the District of Columbia amounts to a
n* d**gr*ce- * * • There is small hope for improvement of crime
conditions in any community so long as the great body of citizenry remains
indifferent, uninformed or hostile.”
—ATTORNEY GENERAL CUMMINGS.
By CARTER BRI
If Washington's law-enforcement
pending Senate bill designed to smash t
It, according to Representative Brewstei
the House District Committee.
The measure has been pending b
LI, 1937.
"If this law is needed to put the 1
added, "I’m for it. We should give the
what they need to reduce crime in*
Washington."
Mr. Brewster saw something of
crime in its most violent form some •
months ago. He was an eye witness '
when agents of the Federal Bureau
if Investigation shot it out with the
Brady gang on the streets of Bangor,
Me. The Representative saw two of
the mobsters killed and a third
wounded and captured.
Suggest# Hoover's Aid.
Recalling that he was a member of
the special House committee ap
pointed three years ago to invest!
rate crime in Washington, Mr. i
Brewster said:
‘‘I believe in leaving such problems 1
to experts. The District of Columbia
teems to be having a bad time with
criminals. We have here an out- ,
itanding expert in crime—J. wtr
Hoover, chief of the p. b. I. Why 1
lot call him in and get h'is advice?
"I’m in favor of running out the ,
lumbers and every other racket ih.t
encourages lawlessness. But we
ihould find out from those who know
vhat’s needed. Then, if more rigid
awf are asked, we should pass them.”
Heavy Penalties. j
Senate hill 711 would outlaw the <
lumbers more specifically by m«n«g
possession of the sales slips used to 1
reedrd chances in this game prims ]
facte evidence of violating the lot- i
tery law. ^Penalties would range i
IUM JONES.
officers want a law like the long
he numbers racket, they should have
, Republican, of Maine, a member of
sfore this committee since February
acket out of business,” Mr. Brewster
police and other agencies of the law
'rom a fine to a sentence of three
rears In the penitentiary, depending
m how deeply the convicted person
vas involved in the racket.
The maximum penalty, for mere
Mssession of numbers tickets would
>e six months in jail. But where
here was sufficient evidence of back
ng the game or of selling slips or
lolding them for sale the defendant
could be liable to a penitentiary sen
tence up to three years.
Acting District Attorney David A.
*ine, in a drive on numbers men,
ias adopted a policy of recommend
ng no more lines in these cases.
Patterned on New York Law.
The pending bill was drafted by
nembers of the district attorney’s
tall and is patterned on a New York
aw which helped District Attorney
[homes E. Dewey blast( out of the
lumbers racket there the* terror-deal
ng Dutch Schultz mob.
The New York police say the law la
tot used as an instrument of perse
utlng people Who have bet on a
Wiley game and may be carrying a
ew tickets, but Is invoked only to
atch professional racketeers.
Police Supt. Ernest W. Brown says
« would follow a similar plan here,
le considers the new law essential
r any real headway Is to be made
gainst t^ numbers.
Frozen Man, Clinging to Rock, |
Rescued From Ice-Swept River
His face contorted with combined hope and fear, Edward
Giblin shown being brought to shore and safety in Coast Guard
breeches buoy today after being marooned in ice-swept Merri
mac River below Pawtucket Falls, in Lowel, Mass. Giblin was
near death from cold, but physicians gave him chance to live.
_—Copyright, A. P. Wirephoto.
Et i he Associated Press.
LOWELL, Mas*. Feb. 3—Coast
Guardsmen in a breeches buoy today
brought to shore a man marooned
sinre midnight on a jagged rock in
the Merrimack River Basin below 1
Pawtucket Falls.
He was identified as Edward Giblin. !
33. of Lowell. His father, John J.
Giblin, director of the Lowell High
! School Band and prominent in musical
■ circles, said Edward had gone for a
walk last evening.
So serious was Giblin's condition, he
DR. H. S. PAM
Government Economist Is j
Seriously Hurt When Hit
on K Street.
Dr. Harald Smith Patton, adviser j
on international economics in the
State Department, was seriously in
jured today when strucy by a Virginia
Washington bus as he stepped from
the curb on K street N.W. between
; Sixteenth and Seventeenth streets,
j Police said Mr. Patton, who lives
: at 1638 Sixteenth street N.W., was
j suffering from a possible skull fracture
| and cuts and bruises to his head. He
was taken to Emergency Hospital.
| Witnesses said the 49-year-old eco
! nomist, who was carrying a brief case,
apparently stepped into the path of
the bus in front of No. 1 Engine Com
pany fire house. Firemen called the
rescue squad.
Bus Driver Released.
George Hardin. 27, of 2035 North
Taylor street, Arlington, Va., driver
of the bus, was released in the custody
of the bus company, police said.
Friends at the Sixteenth street ad
dress said Dr. Patton has been living
there for four or five months, his fam
ily being in Lansing, Mich.
Dr. Patton was appointed assistant
adviser on international economic af
fairs to State Department six months
ago, after serving as a special adviser
in that office during the summer of
1936. He formerly was head of the
economics department of Michigan
State College and professor of eco
nomics at the University of Cincinnati.
Native of Canada.
A native of Manitoba, Canada, Dr.
Patton was naturalized in 1935, State
Department, records show. He attended
the University of Toronto, where he
received his bachelor's degree. He chose
Harvard University for his master's
and doctors degrees, receiving the
latter in 1926.
Prior to his services at the Michigan
and Ohio schools, he was lecturer at
the University of Alberta.
league to Sponsor Dance.
LORTON, Va., February 3 (Spe
cial).—The Lorton School League will
sponsor a dance in the school audi
torium on Friday night at 8 o’clock.
Mrs. E. J. Dwyer is in charge of ar
rangements.
Congress in Brief
TODAY.
Anti-lynching — Senate opponents
continue filibuster.
Appropriations—House debates Dis
trict of Columbia and deficiency ap- i
propriation bills.
Naval—Admiral Leahy continues '
testimony before House Committee on
President’s defense program.
Labor—Senate subcommittee con
siders proposed investigation of Labor
Relations Board.
TOMORROW.
Senate:
Probably will continue with anti- <
lynching bill filibuster.
Hease: l
Resumes consideration of first de- )
flciency appropriation bill. 1
Subcommittees of the Appropria- j
tions Committee continue hearings on ^
Interior, War and Agriculture supply <
bills, 10 am. J
Judiciary Committee considers con
stitutional amendments on item veto,
10 a.m. |
Indian Affairs Committee considers S
miscellaneous bills, 10 am. ^
was unable to tell hospital authori
ties how he fell Into the water. Little
hope was held for his recovery.
A Guardsman rode the buoy to a
rock 75 feet from shore, tied the half
rrozen man into it, and fellow Guards
men hauled him ashore. An ambu
lance rushed him to St. Joseph's Hos
pital half a mile away.
The man's legs apparently were
frozen from the hips down, because his
rescuer was unable to bend them to
get him into the buoy.
Rescue came shortly after dawn,
after Guardsmen worked doggedly all
night to rig the line across the river.
The man was near collapse when !
finally rescued.
Shortly before the rescue the man ;
bad worked himself from his first rock
150 feet from shore to one only 75 i
feet away, by clinging to the line as
It was hauled through the water.
One line broke after it had been
shot across the river with a 12-pound
gun. and another was walked across
tm ice upriver. Guardsmen Inched It j
downstream slowly, fastening one end
to the top of an 80-foot aerial ladder i
to clear trees along the river bank. |
How the man reached his slippery
perch, sticking 6 feet out of the
water, was uncertain. Police theorized
he had fallen through ice upriver and
bad been swept over the falls.
A passing mill worker on his way
home at midnight discovered the
man’s plight after he heard a faint
scream.
firemen called to the river found
the man was 150 feet from either \
shore, beyond the reach of their long- !
sst ladders. No boats could be
launched in the swift current racing
among the jagged rocks at the foot j
if the falls. Neither could rescuers !
shout directions against the noise of
the water.
While hundreds lined the bridge
and shore, helpless to aid, Coast
Suardsmen sped 40 miles upriver 1
from Plum Island station at New
Miryport, behind screaming police !
sirens. J
-awyers Guild Chapter <
Acts on Basis of 32
Page Report.
The District Chapter of the Na
tional lawyers’ Guild last night In
dorsed Group Health Association, Inc.,
>n the basis of a 32-page report sub
mitted by the chapter's Committee '
m Government Service, in a meet
ing at the Interior Department Au
ditorium.
Dr. Kingsley Roberts, director of the
Bureau of Co-operative Medicine, New
Vork City, explained Group Health
Association, criticized its opponents
and recommended the lawyers adopt
the report of their own committee.
The health report was explained by
Samuel Merman of the committee.
In its conclusion the adopted re- *
port declared in part that "the two
essential features of the plan of
3roup Health Association—group
practice plus group payment—consti
tute the basis of scores of other plans
throughout the country, are designed
o effect desirable social objectives, re
solved the Indorsement of the distin
guished Committee on Costs of Medical
Hare after an exhaustive five-year
tudy and are supported by many re
iearch groups and public officials.
Survey Legal Angles.
"Our survey of the legal questions
nvolved indicates,” said the report,
‘that it would be reasonable, in the
ight of precedent and public policy, »
'or a court to hold that the asso
:iation Is not subject to the insurance
aws and is not engaged in the prac
,ice of medicine.”
G. H. A. recently submitted to Dis- *
irict Court here a petition for a decla
ratory judgment of the court to clarify
;he status of the association.
In its report last night, the guild
ihapter declared we do not wish to
le understood as unqualifiedly indors
es all the features of this particular
plan. It is possible that some of the
legal objections which have been
raised against the present organisa
tion might have been obviated in set- *
ling up the association. We offer no
opinion as to whether the fees, which
appear sufficiently high to make the
plan statistically -safe’ may not in
fact be excessive. We do not suggest
that the co-operative medical plan is
best suited to the needs of the general
population, particularly for low in
come groups, for which ‘compulsory
health insurance’ such as obtains in
England (with fees ?aid by an em- .
ploye. employer and government) or a
system of so-called state medicine’
(in which the cost would be met by
the Government alone) may be more
desirable.”
Approve Five-Day Week.
The chapter also adopted last night
i recommendation of the committee
>n Government service, approving “in
Jrinciple” the five-day week for Gov
ernment workers.
Louis B. Schwartz, chairman of the
committee, indicated there may be
some technical questions which the
committee may wish to bring up as *
Proposed amendments when pending
Jills for a five-day week come up for
tearing.
Following Dr. Roberts’ address on
?roup health, Nathan Margold, presi
dent of the guild chapter, suggested
the advisability of formation of a
doctors guild" in protest against the
conservatism of the American Medical
Association, along lines similar to those
which resulted in the formation of .
the National Lawyers’ Guild in pro
test against the conservatism of the
American Bar Association.
RACING RESULTS
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THE WEATHER REPORT
cSi~v^ur,n •nd
tom Might .hoot 36 degrees; genu, to moderate Mth. ,hSg"» g™
Maryland and Virginia—Cloudy, preceded by light rain this aftarr,,™ ’
“.SrSZ r S",h“y “““ *» ««• portion ,'mZZ
s; * -t
The disturbance that was over Eastern ^
Colorado Wednesday morning Is advancing
vortheastward over Eastern Lake Superior,
tlpena. Mich.. 29.76 inches, and pressure
:ontinucs relatively low over the Eastern
Bahamas. Another disturbance is central
>n the North Pacific Coast, Tatoosh Island.
Wash.. 29.20 inches. A high-pressure area
is moving slowly eastward over the Gulf of
Joint Lawrence. Grindstone Island. Quebec.
10.96 inches, with a narrow wedge extend
ng southwestward to the interior of the
South Atlantic and East Gulf Etates. At
anta. Ga . .30.42 inches Another high
jressure area is moving eastward over
Northern Manitoba. The Pas. .30.34 inches,
rith a wedge extending south-southeast
vard to Eastern Kansas, Wichita. 30.24
nches. During the last 24 hours rains
lave occurred in the Ohio and Upper
Mississippi Valleys, the Lake region and in
he Pacific States, and light snows in the
Dakotas. Minnesota and Wisconsin. Tem
jeratures have risen in the Lake region,
he Ohio Valley, the Middle Atlantic and
Borth Atlantic Stttes Tennessee, the
Middle and East Gulf States and in East
>rn Texas, while thev have fallen In the
Plains States. New Mexico and Eastern
rolorado.
Report far last 21 Hours.
Temperature. Barometer.
Yesterday— Degrees. Inches.
4 p.m_ 42 30.62
8 p.m_ 38 .30.6.3
Midnight _ 38 .30.59
roday—
4 a.m_ 35 30.52
8 a.m_ 38 .30.49
Noon _ 42 30.38
Record for last 24 Hours.
(Prom noon yesterday to noon today.)
Highest. 42. at noon today. Year
igo. 36.
Lowest. 34, at 3 a.m. today. Year
igo. 23.
Reeord Temperatures This Year.
Highest. 83, at January 25.
Lowest. 18. on January 28.
Humidity far Last 24 Hours.
(Prom noon yesterday to noon today.)
Highest. 98 per cent, at 9 a.m. today.
Lowest, 35 per cent, at 4 p.m. yesterday.
Preelpitatlen.
Monthly precipitation in Inches In the
fcpltal (current month to date):
Month. 1938. Average. Record.
anuarr _ 2.64 3.55 7.83 37
February __ 3.27 8.84 84
farch __ 3.76 8.84 ’91
■pril _ ___ .3.27 9.13 ’89
fay __ 3.70 10.69 ’89
uno __ 4.1.3 10.94 ’00
uly _ ... 4.71 10.8.7 '88
urust __ 4.01 14.41 '28
eptember___ 3.24 17.45 '34
letober __ 2.84 8.81 ’.77
November__ 2.37 8.69 '89
lecember __ .7.32 7.56 ’01
The Bun and Muon.
Rises. Sets. •
un. today _ 7:14 5:31
un. tomorrow_ 7:13 5 32
toon, today . 8:27 a.m. 8 58 p.m
, Automobile lights must be turned on ,
I e-half hour after sunset. m
----— _;
••wr Report.
£.nd Shenandoah River? clear
% S*r;.D!rk^r7o<i.r0m,C *h'htl* m&d*;
Tidt Tablet.
(Furnished by United Slates Coast and
Geodetic Survey.) 0
Hiah ,T?d*y- Tomorrow.
Low - ?;■»?» m. 10:30 a m.
Hich -t A'AS am- 4:51 a rr.
low1 :::: 14-?1d2* 1*f2prr- “
Weather in Various Cities.
Abfle*„e°nTex...
5&NcaY- ---»y „
Atlantic City :*o.4K 44 :\4 '' cioudv ^
R?rm?i.vf Md'~ :{U 4K 40 ;<4 Cioudv
Birmingham #'<0.34 54 511 Cioudv
iovTon™*!* N D - * M 0.18 Clear
Boston. Mass. 30116 32 2« Cioudv
Buffalo N. Y 30.04 42 36 Ram
Charleston. S.C. 30.36 .VS 46 Cioudv
Chicago 111. 29.06 42 4o 0.06 Cloudy .
Cincinnati. Ohio:in. 14 50 46 0.04 Rain *
Cleveland. Ohio 30.02 48 40 0.10 Rain
Columbia. S. C. .30 44 56 38 Cioudv
Denver. Oolo. 30.02 52 28 Clear
Detroit. Mich- 29.90 42 38 0.08 Rain
El Paso. Tex. 30.12 66 30 _ Clear «
Galveston Tex. 30.22 64 58 cloudy
Helena. Mont. 29.78 24 10 _ Clear
Huron. S. Dak. 30.26 24 2 Clear
Indianapolis 30.08 48 44 O.lO Cloudy
Jacksonville_30 32 60 50 _ Rain
Kansas City .. 30.28 50 26 ~ Clear
Los Angeles .30.10 56 50 0.10 Cloudy
Louisville. Ky- 30.18 54 46 0.02 Cloudy
Miami. Fla .30.16 T4 To 0.02 Cloudy
MDls.-St. Paul. 30.04 2 8 22 Snow
New Orleans 30.30 58 54 _1_ cloudy
New York. N. Y. 30.54 42 34 III Cloudy
Oklahoma City. 30.16 HO 38 Clear
Omaha. Nebr. . 30 26 52 14 _ Clear
Philadelphia 30.50 40 32 Cloudy •
Phoenix. Arlz... 30.08 H4 44 _ Clear
Pittsburgh. Pa._30.irtJ|rt 36 ' Cloudy
Portland. Me. . 30.72 .4 ] 8 0.01 Cloudy
Portland. Oreg. 29.38 46 36 0.24 Rain
Raleigh. N. C. . 30.46 52 38 _ Cloudy
Sait Lake City. 20.82 46 40 _Cioudv
San Antonio . 30.14 72 60 _Cloudy »
San Diego. Cal. 30.10 64 50 Cloudy
San Francisco. 29.80 66 46 0.94 Cloudy
St. Louis. Mo .. 30.14 60 44 Clear
Beattie Wash— 29.28 48 40 0.01 Cloudy
Spokane. Wash. 29.56 40 32 0.22 Clear
Tampa. Fla-30. 26 74 *4 _Cloudy
WASH., D. C—. 30.50 42 31 ... Cloudy
FOREIGN STATIONS.
,, (7 a.m.. Gteenwich time, today)
Station Temperature. Weather.
London. England_ 44 Cloudy
Pari*. France _ 45 Cloudy « <
Berlin. Germany_ 39 Cloudy
Brest. France _ 50 Cloudy
Zurich. Switzerland_ 34 Cloudy
Stockholm. Sweden_ 36 Cloudy ,
Gibraltar. Spain 5t Cloudy •
iNoon. Greenwich time, today 1
Horta (Fayal) Azores 60 Cloudy
(Current observations.)
SI. Georges. Bermuda . 62 Clear
San Juan Puerto Rico. 72 Cloudy
gavana Cuba _:_ 70 Cloudy
olon. Canal Zona_ 78 Clour^

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