Miklas and Schuschnigg Are
at Odds Over Nazi in
•? the Associated Press.
VIENNA. Feb. 15—The deadlock In
Austrian negotiations over appointing
N»«i sympathizers, as cabinet min
ister* to satisfy Germany's desires, be
came more pronounced today.
Fatherland front, leaders from nine
provinces were summoned to partici
pate in the ministerial conference
seeking solution of differences between
President Wilhelm Miklas and Chan
cellor Kurt von Schuschnigg over the
naming of a Nazi as minister of the
Interior in charge of police.
The controlled press in early editions
predicted such a cabinet appointment
would be made, but later, obviously
on instructions, said the situation was
taking a normal course, without cause
The controversy arose after Srhu
•chnlgg's conference last Saturday
with Chancellor Adolf Hitler at the
German leader's Rerchtesgaden retreat. |
Diplomatic sources said Hitler wanted
Nazi-approved men as ministers of jus
tice and interior, the latter to control
Sehuschnlgg provisionally accepted
this view at Berc.htesgaden, but Miklas,
supported by strong clerical elements,
balked. A majority of the Fatherland j
Front leaders upheld Miklas.
It appeared at one time that the
Nationalists, Dr Seyssinquardt and
Edmund Glaise-Horstenau, who would 1
be acceptable to Hitler, would be
named ministers. j
But something approaching a serious j
conflict of opinions developed when
thoroughgoing Nazis, represented as
trying to forcp Schuschniggs hand,
clamored for three outright Nazi sym
pathizers in the cabinet.
It was reported the government has
until tomorrow to express its attitude
on the Berchtesgaden conversations.
If these decisions are negative, Aus
trian Nazis threaten to resume the
sabotage and propoganda activities
they engaged in before the accord of
November 7. 1936. was signed.
A German commercial expert and
staff who came here for financial dis
cussions departed suddenly, leaving j
the impression economic agreements I
depended upon the reaching of an
Austro-German political understand
The Austrian population, informed
tt could expect a complete explana
tion of the situation soon regarding
the Hitler-Sehuschnigg conference,
showed increasing signs of concern.
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which would exempt, sales of motor
The automobile dealers, however,
Proposed that a tax be placed on the
certificate of title of all cars sold in an
amount equal to a percentage of the
total purchase price or fair market
value of the vehicle as determined by
the director of traffic. The percentage
figure was not suggested.
Howard W. Kacy. vice president and
general counsel of the Acacia Mutual
Life Association, protested against in
clusion of life insurance companies
In the income tax feature of the bill.
He declared the measure as now drawn
is "not entirely clear" as to whether
insurance companies would be re
quired to pay the income tax.
An additional tax on the income of
life insurance companies. Mr. Kacy
said. "is not necessary and is not Jus
tified.” particularly in view of the
fact, that, such companies now pay a
tax on net premium receipts, which
last year's revenue bill raised from
l'a to 2 per cent.
W. A. Torrey, an automobile dealer,
wrote the subcommittee that continu
ation of the business privilege tax or
the proposed income tax was not
"It is time.” he said, "that there
was more efficiency in the administra
tion of the affairs of the District, plus
the fact that it is also time for the
Federal Government to pay its just
share of real estate and other taxes
to the District.”
Earlier this month. Mr. Torrey
Wrote Chairman Palmisano of the
District Committee: "This business 1
privilege tax is the worst piece of un
just taxation I have ever heard of nr
read about. My judgment, is that if
♦ he tax is re-enacted for another
year it will be better for me to sacri
fice and liquidate my business and '
atari over somewhere else, and this is
what I contemplate doing.”
N. Arnold Tolies, chairman of the
Civic Affairs Committee of the United '
Federal Workers of America, wrote
the subcommittee that the business
privilege tax is "highly unsatisfactory,"
and declared "certain highly organized
and powerful groups are attempting to
have an outright sales tax foisted on
residents of the District.”
Chairman Nichols announced the
•ubcommittee would hear a special
committee of the Federation of Citi
zens' Associations tomorrow.
The committee, composed of L. A.
Carruthers, president of the federa- i
tion; Thomas E. Lodge, former presi
dent, and Dr. A. M. Edwards, vice
chairman of the organization's Fiscal
Affairs Committee, plans to urge an ;
Increase in the Federal payment |
toward S«*irict expenses and the adop- ;
lion of a general consumers’ tax.
Mr. Lusk charged the business privi
lege tax is working an injustice among
certain classes of real estate owners :
and doing a “lot of damage.” but said
he preferred its continuation to an
Income tax. He said changes should
be made to eliminate the Inequities,
the ytemption raised above the present
$2.0(10, and real estate removed from
the effect of its provisions.
Building Off, He Say*.
Questioned by Mr. Wood as to the
effect of the raise in the real estate i
tax rate last year from $1.50 to $1.75,
Mr. Lusk said building operations had
fallen off tremendously in the District, I
but had increased in the surrounding
areas of Maryland and Virginia.
■ Don't you believe the high rentals
here, and cheaper real estate in Mary
land and Virginia, is the cause?"
asked Mr. Wood.
"That has something to do with
It.” Mr. Lusk replied.
Mr. Lusk also questioned the neces
»it,y of the creation of a board of tax
appeals, as provided in the business
privilege tax section of the bill, as
well as the necessity for the high
lalaries prescribed for the three mem
bers. The chairman of the board
would receive $8,000 a year and the
ether two members $7,000 each.
"There are so many boards at the
District Building now," he declared.
"th» Commissioners can't find a place
sc put them." ^
Grayson Attended Wilson
Admiral urayson, who died early today, was the private
physician of President Wilson. He is shown with him and Mrs.
Wilson at the funeral of President Harding
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their sorrow at Admiral Grayson's
It was announced that the rites
would be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St.
John's Episcopal Church at Sixteenth
and H streets N.W., where Admiral
Grayson had been a member of the
vestry since 1926. Place of interment
and other details had not been de
“As physician, as humanitarian and
as Red Cross executive, Admiral Gray
son touched life at many angles, and
did outstanding work in every field of
his endeavor,’’ said a stalement from
the President. “His earlier activities
were a logical preparation for his
work in these later years as chairman
of the American Red Crass. Whether
directing relief at home, or co-operat
ing in the alleviation of human misery
in other lands, his tact, industry and
genius, for getting things done, made
his work outstanding.
“But It is as a friend that so
many of us will always think of
Cary Grayson—a friend in the truest
and finest sense of the word. A
stanch friend, an old and clase
friend, has been taken from us.''
One of Admiral Grayson's last offi
cial acts was an appeal, indorsed by
President Roosevelt, for a $1 000.000
popular subscription to aid Chinese
left homeless in the Si no-Japanese
President Theodore Roosevelt start
ed Grayson on his eminent career by
appointing the young naval lieutenant
to the White House medical staff In
1907 President Taft kept him on
duty there, and President Wilson made
him personal physician after he had
attended the first Mrs. Wilson.
Roosevelt Drafted Him.
It was Dr. Grayson who stood on
the steps of Mr. Wilson's S street
home in 1924 to announce the death
ot the former Chief Executive. A year
later the admiral left the Navy to
practice medicine privately in the
Franklin D. Roasevelt asked him to
tase charge of his inauguration in
1933 and called on him to perform
the same task in 1937. The men had
become acquainted while Roasevelt
was war-time Assistant Secretary of
After the death of Judge Payne
President Roosevelt importuned his
friend to assume the chairmanship
of the Red Crass, and this he did.
Recent portrait of Admiral
refusing, however, a $17,500 annual
salary, and insisting instead on the
income from an endowment fund
which netted about $4 300
Wherever the politically great gath
ered, thoroughbred horses ran or medi
cal men met in the interest of hu
manity. Admiral Grayson was known
When Woodrow Wilson was inaugu
rated, March 4, 1913. Cary Grayson
was unknown to him He had served
as a Medical Corps lieutenant and
White House attache under Theodore
Roosevelt, remained at his post during
the Taft term of office because Roose
■ ell recommended him so strongly, and
had passed on to the Wilson staff as
a matter ot routine. But within a
short time his position in the scheme
of things at the Executive Mansion
was decidedly changed On inaugura
tion day Mrs. Wilson suffered an unim
portant but, painful accident. Grayson
was the only member of the White
House medical staff who had not
been lured away from his post of duty
by the inaugural spectacle He at
tended her, and the deep and favor
able impression he made brought him
to the attention of her husband.
Prom that day through the remaining
11 years of Wilson's life, the two men
were drawn together by the relation
ship of man and man as well as that
of doctor and patient. Professionally
Grayson had upon his shoulders the
responsibility of the President's health
during the trying years of the war. ano
the idealistic and bitter battles Wilson
fought In the peace conferences after
:t. As a friend, he was one of the few
whose counsel still was welcome when
the administration ended. He ar
eompanied the President everywhere,
his genial smile and Southern accent
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almost as familiar In Washington as
the lean countenance of his chief.
Rulac Sick Room.
Through the years after the war
Admiral Grayson's Influence enlarged
aa the President broke with one af'er
another of hiB advisers. During the his
toric days of 1B19 and 1920. when Wil
son lay so gravely 111, the decisions of
his phyisician carried national signifi
cance. With Mrs. Wilson, he alone de
termined what questions were of suffi
cient import to be carried Into the
presidential sick room. He stayed with
the President through the Peace Con
ference in Paris in 1919, perhaps the
most intense strain of all Wilson’s
works, and when the administration
changed in 1921 President Harding ar
ranged for Admiral Grayson to remain
on duty in Washington in order that
he might give his services to the for
mer President. He attended Wilson
until his death in 1924. and four years
later retired voluntarily from the
Admiral Grayson was the central
figure in two controversies precipitated
by members of Congress. When it was
proposed to advance him directly from
the rank of junior officer to the high
post of medical director and rear ad
miral. Senators Lodge and Weeks of
Massachusetts raised violent protest to
nis promotion over the heads of a long
list of senior officers.
President Wilson had made the ap
pointment in 1916. but confirmation
was delayed until 1917, when a strictly
partisan vote made it official.
The story is told that the first Mrs
Wilson during her fatal illness, asked
Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels
to give Grayson, then a lieutenant
commander, a rank commensurate
with his responsibilities. Daniels sought
the opinion of the Judge advocate
general, who said the move would be
legal, and the recommendation for
appointment as a rear admiral conse
quently was forwarded to the Presi
Criticized for “Censorship."
The second squabble arose in 1919
and 1920, when Admiral Grayson was
criticized for not revealing more Infor
mation about the condition of the
President, to whom he had given hi*
promise he would not let the Nation
know Wilson was paralyzed and near
After his retirement from the Navy
Admiral Grayson devoted the major
portion of his time to the work of vari
ous Institutions he served as an officer
and in developing his hobby ot breed
ing race horses There was seldom a
big stake day at the tracks when he
was not on hand unless pressing busi
At one time Admiral Grayson had
a sizeable stable, but none of his
horses ever reached the prominence
attained by My Own, which, as a
3-year-old in 1923 won the Saratoga
Cup, and had turf followers split into
two camps when the time came to
choose a rival for the British invader,
Papyrus, one faction strongly sup
porting the Grayson-owned colt and
the other Zev, Harry Sinclair's Ken
tucky Derby Winner. Zev was selected.
The breeding side had particular
appeal to the admiral, and this it was
that drew his Interest at his country
place in the Virginia horse country.
Admiral Grayson disliked reckless
betting and distrusted tips. Once
when he was asked about the former
he remarked: “There Is enough ex
citement in getting a horse ready for
a race, in seeing him Eel away from
the barrier and in winning or losing
the purse without risking additional
money” In regard to track tips, he
has told the story of a visit he made to
the track with Senator Ollie .lame* of
I Kentucky. Admiral Grayson was
“given" a horse named Sleepy Sam.
He whispered to Senator James, who
bet $50 on the horse's none. It won
at 15 to 1. And Senator James looked
“What's the matter?" the admiral
“If you had only whispered louder
I’d have bet $100."
In Washington Admiral Grayson was
an Important factor In the develop
ment of another side of the horse
game, the horse show. In his “Who's
Who" sketch he always listed as one
of his accomplishments the fact he
was a director of the National Capital
Horse Show, a distinction numbered
beside decorations of foreign govern
ments. membership in weighty medical
societies and other honors heaped
upon him during his lifetime. Not
only was he a director of the horse
show here, but he had served as its
president, guided its growth and held
virtually every office In the Riding and
Hunt Club, which is closely associated
with the exhibition.
Admiral Grayson also was a golfer
and he often told friends that he took
up that game because he had recom
mended it to President Wilson—and
the latter needed a partner.
“The President used to say I was a
victim of my own orders," Dr. Orayson
said. "I had told him to forget busi
ness while he played, but every one he
played with persisted in talking shop,!
so finally I was rung into service."
Horesback riding, however, was Dr.
Grayson's principal sport. He and
Theodore Roosevelt once rode 90 miles
In icy weather, from Washington to
Warrenton, Va. The then President
Roosevelt had made travel In the
saddle a test of physical fitness for
swivel chair Army officers, and he:
wanted to practice what he preached. i
Held Many Posts.
Horses did not by any means consti
tute the sole avocation Admiral Gray
son pursued He was a member of the
Public Health Commission of the Na
tional Pood Administration, a medical
member of the Council for National
Defense, a member of the staff of Em
ergency Hospital and formerly on the
staff of the Eye. Ear and Throat and
Providence Hospitals here and presi
dent of the Gorgas Memorial Institute
His decorations included the Navy
Cross, commander of the Order of
Leopold In Belgium and commander
of the Legion of Honpr of France.
In addition. Admiral Grayson was a
member of Phi Beta Kappa, honorary
collegiate scholastic society; Kappa
Sigma National Fraternity, a fellow of
the American College of Surgeons, the
Southern Medical Association, the
Association of Military Surgeons and
the District Medical Society
His social clubs included the Army
and Navy. Metropolitan, Riding and
Hunt, Chevy Chase. Alibi in Washing
ton and the Racquet of Philadelphia
He was for 20 years a member of the
Alfalfa Club and served as its presi
dent in 1934.
Son of Country Doctor.
Admiral Grayson was born at
Salubria, the home of his father in
Culpeper County, Va. His father was
a country doctor, and not long after
Cary Travers’ birth in 1878 he was
orphaned. The financial path was not
smooth for him. but he obtained a pre
medical course at William and Mary
College, went to the University of the
South, at Sewanee. Tenn., to obtain
his M. D. degree and later attended
the United States Navy Medirtil
School. He had been in the Navy only
four years when he was called to a
White House post, and but 13 years
were behind him when he gained the
rank of rear admiral.
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