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Cardinal Innitzer Orders
Church Members to Follow Germany. the Associated Press. VIENNA, March 26.—Austrian Catholics today were under instruction from Theodore Cardinal Innitzer to “follow the greater German state and its Fuehrer unreservedly.” The Austrian cardinal issued direc tions to Catholic priests on the atti tude for the clergy and Catholic laity to take toward the Nazi regime of re cently absorbed Austria. “For the fight against the dangerous heresy of bolshevism that believers support in order thereby to make life in Germany secure, to help the people to obtain work and bread, to give power and honor to the Reich and to vouchsafe unity to tire German people is visibly an object of blessing by divine providence,” the cardinal wrote. Clergy Told to Shun Polities. His instructions continued with an admonition to the clergy to mind their religious business and keep away strictly from political activity. He further asked leaders of Catholic youth organizations to prepare to unite with Reich youth organizations. The instructions closed with a quo tation from Adolf Hitler evidently summing up what Der Fuehrer told the cardinal during the conversation they had March 14 after Hitler’s tri umphal entry into Vienna. "The church will have no occasion to regret its fidelity toward the greater German Reich,” Innitzer quoted Hitler as saying. He then added his own interpreta tion that "these words of the Fuehrer are a guarantee that the crurch can fulfill Its own mission.” Goering in Vienna. Field Marshal Hermann Wilhelm Goering, No. 2 Nazi, entered Vienna triumphantly today to campaign for 100 per cent approval of German an nexation of Austria. Happily waving his marshal's baton, Goering arrived in a special eight-car train drawn by two locomotives which cheering Viennese said was "just like cur Hermann.” Adolf Hitler’s chief lieutenant at a ‘ mass meeting tonight was expected to announce his economic program to fit newly absorbed Austria into Ger many's four-year plan of which he is chief. His speech is an opening gun in the v Nazi campaign preceding the April 10 plebiscite to pass on Hitler’s Aus trian coup. Spur to Births Seen. Vienna newspapers indicated a re awakening in Austrians of the desire to have children will be one of the first services of Nazi administration of Ger many’s new province. Vienna long has been called a dying City because of the excess of deaths over births, and the new government today presented statistics to demon strate a startling shortage of babies in recent months. It was revealed that in January there were only 960 births, compared with 2,634 deaths. Eighty-eight per sons committed suicide. Prisoners to Be Freed. Meanwhile, the press bureau chief said the majority of 1,500 persons ar rested during the period of Nazi as sumption of power in Austria would be released before the plebiscite. George E. R. Gedye, correspondent for the New York Times and London Daily Telegraph, was notified he must leave Greater Germany by Monday. It was explained he was being ex pelled as a representative of the Lon don newspaper, not the New York . Times. Blossoms f Continued From First Page.) Marshall Finnan, superintendent of National Capital parks. Special Traffic Plan. Parks officials prepared to put a special traffic plan into effect at 1 o'clock today and tomorrow morning at 10. whereby automobiles will move clockwise around the Tidal Basin. All available members of the park police were ordered on duty over the week end. An information booth has been set up near the north end of the Tidal Basin and Donald Edward McHenry, parks naturalist, is prepared to answer the thousand and one queries > that come to the minds of those who view the pink and white blooms. Literature describing the blossoms and their history is available to the public. A vendor of colored photographs of the cherry trees and other scenes in Washington was doing a land-office business yesterday afternoon as the visitors crowded around his wares. Cameras are very much in evidence and photographically the events of to day and tomorrow beneath the Jap anese cherry trees will be recorded for albums all over the land. The visitors seem to get a thrill from strolling beneath the trees, pulling down a branch and smelling the „ flowers, only to find that the eye gets more delight than the nose. To insure that over-enthusiastic visitors will not endeavor to break off a branch or two to take home as ” souvenirs, uniformed park policemen were stationed in the vicinity. It is •gainst the park regulations to dis * turb any growing thing in the park system and the authorities promise speedy action against any one inter ferring with the Japanese cherry trees, particularly at this time. Parking to Be Banned. “No Parking” signs were set up •round the Tidal Basin, informing the public that parking will be banned •fter 6 a.m. tomorrow, when the greatest crowd is anticipated, with favorable weather. With the light just right, the Jap anese cherry trees possess a particular luminosity, the white blossoms re flecting advantageously. Because of yesterday's cooler weather and the cool nights, the life of the blooms has been protracted, authorities said, much as if they had been in a giant refrigerator. The trees now have a white and pinkish color and the entire absence of green leaves at this stage shows them off to full ad vantage. The park police will keep count of the motorists traveling around the Tidal Basin and an estimate will be made of the number of pedestrians visiting the area. * • 300 Kinds of Seaweed. \ Three hundred kinds of seaweed •Jiave been found on the coasts of the Cape Peninsula of Africa, according to an official of the Department of Botany In Capetown. . I Zoo Babies Find a Friend in Keeper Blackburn Head Keeper William Blackburn of the Washington Zoo found his two new charges, Georgia and Georgette, not only active, but friendly as v:eli when they were uncrated yesterday. It seems not at all unlikely that both of these young ladies—they're actually 6 months old—will bid high, for popularity with visitors as well as with their keeper. George Siebold, formerly of Washington and now manaaer of the Firestone rubber planta tion in Liberia, ivrote a letter some time ago to his good friend. Dr. William Mann, saying he was sending him a baby chimpanzee. When the boat docked in New York there were two baby chimps, but one belonged to the captain of the boat. They had struck up such a friendship on the ocean voyage that the Zoo officials decided the least they could do was buy the captain's chimp. So they did. _-Harris-Ewing Photo. LAUGHLIN JURORS GET‘ALLEN CHARGE’ 'Justice O'Donoghue Instructs Body Unable to Beach Verdict in Case. District Court. Justice Daniel \V. O'Donoghue today gave the ■'Allen charge" to a jury considering charges of forgery, uttering and larceny after trust against James W. Laughlin, Washington attorney. Justice O'Donoghue called the jury before him at 11:30 am. today. 20 hours after the case had been sub mitted to them. When the foreman reported they had been unable to agree, the judge told the jurors that under the Supreme Court decision in the Allen case, a minority of jurors should give the mast careful consid eration to the opinions of the major ity if unable to reach an agreement. The charges against the attorney grew out of complaints made by clients. The "Allen charge’ ’is given in cases where juries have been unable to de cide on the guilt or innocence of an accused person after lengthy delibera tions. The term takes its name from a case that was carried to the Supreme Court, where the fairness of the charge was upheld and its purpose is to guard against the possibility that a juror may reach a verdict based on some personal prejudice rather than on the evidence presented during the trial. GABRIELSON URGES WATERFOWL HAVEN Chief of Biological Survey Speaks at Conservationists’ Dinner Here. The next major objective of the wildlife conservation movement in the United States is to have set aside from two to three million additional acres as refuge areas for migratory water fowl. Dr. Ira N. Gabrielson. chief of the Biological Survey, told conserva tionists last night at a dinner at the Willard Hotel. The dinner, sponsored by the Gen eral Wildlife Federation, was held to mark the success of National Wildlife Restoration Week. Dr. Gabrielson said it has exceeded the greatest ex pectations of its sponsors. He said additional acreage for mi gratory waterfowl is needed to com plete the groundwork of restoration. Approximately 8.000,000 acres already have been set aside as wildlife refuges. Senator Pittman of Nevada, co author of the Pittsman-Robertson act which provides Federal aid to States setting up refuges, praised Dr. Ga brielson for "his work as head of the Biological Survey. —-■ ARMY CHIEFS SWORN IN Heir and Danford Take Office as Heads of Cavalry and Artillery. Maj. Gen. John K. Herr was sworn in as the Army's new chief of cavalry today, and Maj. Gen. Robert M. Dan ford took office as chief of field ar tillery. Gen. Herr, a native of White House Station. N. J., succeeded Maj. Gen. Leon B. Kromer, and Gen. Danford, bom at New Boston, 111., replaced Maj. Gen. Upton Birnie, jr. OUSTED DRIVER HELD A former truck driver for the Cen tral Union Mission w»as under arrest today on suspicion of having “charged" a quantity of goods, rang ing from butter and eggs to an auto mobile axle, to the mission following his discharge about a month ago. The prisoner, a white man about 50, had been the object of a police search for some time. When taken into custody he was sitting on a bench in Judiciary Square, across the street from Police Headquarters. WILKINS BACK IN U. S. NEW - YORK, March 26 (/F).—Sir Hubert Wilkins, the explorer, returned last night from a seven-month search of the Arctic for six Russian flyers missing since they attempted to fly over the North Pole last August.^ Ousted by Reich ml NEW YORK TIMES WRITER TOLD TO GO BY MONDAY. GEORGE E. R. GEDYE, Vienna correspondent of the New York Times and the Lon don Daily Telegraph, ivho was told he must leave Greater Germany by next Monday. —Copyright. A. P. Wirephoto^_ A. F. L. PRAISES HULL REFUGEE AID PLAN Opposes Enlarginf of Quota for Immigrants. However, as Unfair to Jobless. The American Federation of Labor yesterday termed Secretary Hull’s plan to facilitate the emigration of political refugees from Austria and Germany “a fine, humanitarian move.” In a letter sent by William Green, president of the federation, to Maurice Bisgyer. international secretary of the B’nal B'rith, the federation indorsed Secretary Hull’s proposal, but indi cated the United States should not enlarge its immigration quota because "it would be unfair to millions of our own citizens who cannot find work and earn a living now." Declaring that outside of this limi tation, the A. F. of L. is "heartily in favor of Secretary Hull’s plan,” the letter stated: "In our opinion, it is only fitting that the United States should take the lead in an international movement to offer refuge to the persecuted minorities in the Reich. From its earliest days, this country provided a haven for those who were forced to flee their native homes because of religious or political oppression.” Mr. Bisgyer, in acknowledging Mr. Green's letter, said the B’nai B”rith already has gone on record stating it would assist Mr. Hull. PROPOSES MONUMENT Bobertson Offers Bill to Honor Oen. Muhlenberg. Representative Robertson, Demo crat, of Virginia, introduced yester day a bill authorizing a $50,000 ap propriation to erect a monument to Gen. Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg at Woodstock, Va. Shenandoah County would be required to provide a site and assume the obligation to main tain the monument. Gen. Muhlen berg, a Lutheran clergyman, was an officer pf the‘Revolutionary Army. COOKING'FOR MEN MARYVILLE, Mo. (TP).—It may be that coeds want husbands who can not only bring home the bason, but fry It, too. Officials of Northwest Missouri State Teachers’ College have inau gurated a “household economics” I course adapted to men students as well [as women. £ F. W. LOEFFLER DIES OF INFECTION Assistant Supply Officer of Red Cross Was Resident of Woodside. Slii'ria! Dispatch to The Star. WOODSIDE. Md . March 26 — Frank Wdler Loeffler, 44. assistant supply officer of the American Red Crass, died in Emergency Hospital, Washington, today. Death was at tributed to an infection which set in following a major operation on March 2. A native of Washington. Mr. Loeffler was educated in the public schools there and moved to Woodside 15 years ago. He resided at 8908 Second avenue here. He was a member of the Woodside Civic Association, the Silver Spring Masonic Lodge, the American Legion and the Woodside Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Loeffler entered the service of the American Red Cross as an ac countant seven years ago. Since that time he was sent to the scene of a number of disasters. He became as sistant supply officer two years ago. Prior to his service with the Red Crass he was employed in private firms and the General Accounting Office. He is survived by his widow. Mrs Mazie Rebecca Loeffler; a son. Weller. 12, and a daughter. Jean. 15. and his father, Frank A. Loeffler of Washing ton. ENVOY INVITED Dr. Castro Will Be Guest of K. of C. Breakfast. Dr. Don Hector David Castra, El Salvadoran Minister, will be guest of honor at the annual breakfast of the Knights of Columbus tomorrow at the Mayflower Hotel. The breakfast is to follow the memorial mass to be held at St. Matthews Church at 8 a.m.. Right Rev. Edward Buckey officiating. The sermon will be preached by the Right Rev. Peter Guilday, professor of church history at Catholic University. — "-• — ARRESTED AT STAND O Street Market Man Accused in Bad Check Warrant. Edward M. Lyons, 31. operator of a stand in the O street Market. Seventh and O streets N.W., was ar rested at his stand today by Detective Sergt. A. E. Warder on a bad check warrant. The wa#ant was sworn to by H. M. Woodburn of Solomons Is land. FOREIGN EXCHANGES. NEW YORK. March 2fi (If).—Most Eu ropean currencies unproved slightly in teims of the dollar today. ft. ®tcr“n8 advanced % of a cent. The unchanged, the belga gained « LSfa €^}t £nd the guilder added .04 of a cent. The Swiss franc lost .02 of a cent. . * J,r,?p 3-73 cents carried the Shang hai dollar to the lowest level since 1933. Late morning rates follow: Great■Britain in dollars, other in cents. Great Britain, demand. 4.95%: cables, *Vn;d»y bills. 4.95*4. Prance, de mand. 3.0\%; cables. 3.02%, Italy, de mand. 5.26%: cables. 5.26%. fra?eTn w,s: Belgium. 16.84%; Germany. S’*®.- 40.10: registered. 19.50; travel. 24.25: Holland. 55.31: Norway 24.92: Sweden. -5.56: Denmark. 22.15: Finland. 2.20%; Switzerland. 22.89; Spain unquoted: Por tugal. 4.51: Greece. .91%: Poland. 18.92: Czechoslovakia. 3.49%: Yugoslavia. 2.35: Austria unquoted: Hungary. 19.90: Ru mania, .75: Argentina. 33.05n: Brazil «"*>• 6,9°n: Tokio. 28.91: Shanghai. -5.2 4: Hong Kong 30.66: Mexico City un quoted: Montreal in New York. 99.46%: New York in Montreal. 100.53%. n—Nominal. —.—■ --■ U. S. TREASURY POSITION. By the Associated Press. The position of the Treasury on March 24: Receipts. *29.494.718. fifl: expenditures. S28.643.fi0fi.lfi: balance *3 131.830. Hlfl.fil: customs receipts for the month. $20,883,328.72. Receipts for the fiscal year isince July 11 $4.7126.96.36.199.05: expenditures. *5. 554.197.919.fiO. including *1.493.042. 742.40 of emergency expenditures: excess of expenditures. $809 030.993.95: gross debt, $37,497,979,221.41. a decrease of *5.311,811.80 under the previous day; gold assets, *12,782.184.859.70. * BALTIMORE STOCKS. Special Dispatch to The Star. BALTIMORE. March 2«.— Sales. STOCKS. High. Low. Close. 342 Black A Decker. 13 1114 ny, 55 Consol Pow com 60's «0V, flotg 25 East Sug pf vt 12'4 12'4 12'4 50 Fidelity A Deposit SO so SO 200 Fidelity & Ouar 31 3014 31 1 no Houston Oil Pf vtc 12 12, 12 1100 Mar Tex Oil Co 2 4 2V, 214 512 New Amster Cas .814 3 .(1 *860 0 8 Fidel * GUST 10*4 10 10 81000 Belt Tr deb A, A 1^ 13 16 Case Involving New Homes on Grove Street in Alexandria Settled. A suit against the city of Alex andria, Va., and its officials by R. L. Kane, realtor, and others, to secure public service connection permits to nine new row houses on Grove street has been settled out of court, Acting CTity Manager Carl L. Budwesky an nounced today. Grove street, a short thoroughfare ninning behind the 1500 block of King street, was the scene of con struction by the builders last year. After building permits were received and construction started the city warned builders to cease construction and refused to issue the public service permits necessary to connect houses with light, water, sewer and gas sys tems. The city took its action follow ing complaints of adjacent citizens that the project was undesirable. In the suit against the city Mr. Kane and associates held they were entitled to receive the permits after completing the houses since the build ing inspector, the city s agent, had issued permits for their construction. Under the terms of the agreement, the acting city manager stated, the realtors agree to install sidewalks and gutters, to improve the street and make it 40 feet wide, to employ part of its land for an alley 9 feet 3 inches wide, to which the city will endeavor to add additional land for a 12-foot alley and to permit occupancy of the houses only by members of the Cau casian race. Public service connections will be made immediately, Mr. Budwesky stated. NEW YORK COTTON By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, March 26.—Cotton futures opened 2 to 5 down In re sponse to lower cables and on a slow offtake. May. 8.64; July, 8.70; Oc tober. 8.76; December, 8.77; Janu ary, 8.79; March, 8.81. Initial easiness of the stock market and absence of foreign support ac counted for declines of a few addi tional points. Prices then turned steadier as securities encountered sup port and the market easily recovered on scattered buying. July sold up from 8 68 to 8.77 and shortly after the first half hour the market showed net advances of 1 to 5 points. Futures closed 3-8 hieher . High. Low. Last. May _ . 8.73 8.62 8 72-73 July _ 8.8u 8.08 8.7 8-80 October _.... 8.84 8.75 8.83-84 December _ 8.87 8.70 8.87 January __... _ 8.82 8.78 8,KKn March . _ 8.88 8.81 8.88 Spot steady; middling, 8 78. n Nominal. Cottonseed Oil. Bleachable cottonseed oil futures closed 1 lower to 1 higher. Sales. 33 contracts. July. 8.05b; September, 8.08-8.09; October, 8.02b. b—Bid. —-• - CHICAGO LIVE STOCK. CHICAGO, March 2H (.$»» (United States Department of Agriculture*.—The hog market was slow and weak, with a lower undertone on the closing session of The week supplies were exceptionally small, but this fact failed to support a slipping market. Cattle also closed weak, sug gesting an unsatisfactory dressed trade. Lambs, however, firmed up late in the period and strength continued in evidence at the close. Hogs. »> ooo, 5.,5(Mt direct hardly enuogh sold to make a market; choice hogs ab sent; others bid 15 cents or more lower than Friday's average; bulk 180-230 pound offerings bid up to 9.25: shippers took 125: holdovers, l.ooo: compared week ago weights downward from 25o pounds. 10-25 lower: heavier butchers. 25-35 lower; packing sows. 10-15 off. Cattle. 200; calves, none compared Fri day last week Fat steers and yearlings steady to 25 cents lower. Mostly weak, but 25-50 cents under last week's high time, good and choice offerings off most light heifers steady, heavies steady to 25 cents lower, cows. 15-25 cents off; bulls. 25-50 cents lower, light and medium weights off most vealers. 50 cents to j.oo down; closing undertone steers and she stock very dull: dressed beef lower ex treme top prime steers. 10.50; practical top choice light and heavy steers. 10.00; best yearlings. 9.75: heavy heifers. 9.05 light heifers. 8.75: moderate run heifers, but cows very scarce; practical late top heavy sausage bulls. 0 25. choice heavy \eaiers. 10. oo; light vealers. 7.00-7.50. Closing sorted: active but limited stocker and feeder buying still a feature at 8.75 down to 7.00. Sheep. 2 5o0: none direct. For week ending Friday. 3.8oo directs. Compared Friday last week; Fat lambs mostly 5o oo cents lower, yearlings sharing declines; sheep. 25-50 down; weeks lamb top. 8.15 paid early. Closing top. 8.40. Top on low day. 8.25; week's bulk good and choice offerings. 8.00-8.05. Closing bulk. 8.10-8.25; choice. 102-1 oO-pound lambs, late. 1.85-8.10; good 91-pound yearlings, Wednesday. 1.00; top recently shorn lambs, h.lo Tuesday ✓ bulk medium to choice clipped offerings. 7.10-8.00: slaughter ewes. 3.25-5.00. Top, 5.25: bulk medium to near-choice kinds. 3.25-4.85; 75-91 pound shearing lambs. 8.00-8.35. -;—• NEW YORK BANK STOCKS NEW YORK. March 26 iA»>.—Investment Bankers' Conlerence, Inc. Bid. Asked. Bk of Am NTS iSF) (2.40).. 3KVa 40‘a Bank of Mannattan (IV*) 18 20V* Bankers Tr 12) _- 40 42 Bklyn Tr (4) 70 76 Cen Han Bk A 8r (4>_ 86'a 88'* Chase Nat < 1.40> 27V. 28*4 Chem Bk A Tr (1.80)_ 38 40 Commercial i8> 135 141. Cont Bk A Tr (.801_ 1« 4 11*4 Corn Ex Bk & T (3)- 44 a 45 * Emoire Tr (11 18'* 20 * First Nat (Bos) (2) _ 33'* 3oVa First Natl HOOI _1640 1680 Guaranty Tr (12)-208 ~J"?,, Irving Tr 1.60) 10'/4 UV4 Manufacturers Tr <21 30 32 Manufacturers Tr nf (2) -- 46 48 National City (II-20*. 22 ,4 N Y Trust 15) _/--- 78 a »CVa Public (l‘») _ 24’s 25*4 Title GAT __ 4*4 5*4 FOREIGN MARKETS. LI 7ERPOOI* March 26 Recent weakness of North American wheat and securities markets smaller demand for Australian grain and prospects of rains in the American Southwest combined to de press values m wheat futures today. Trade was quiet, however. Final values were on t to 1 *sd. Business In cotton was quiet and chiefly by professionals. Declines were attributed to liquidation, easiness of overseas markets and weakness of Wall Street. Hedging against outside growths was absorbed by trade calling. Last prices were 3 to 4 points net lower. London and Paris closed. Washington Produce BUTTKR—92 score. 1-pound prints. 33: tub 32: Vi-pound prints. 34; 90 score, 1-pound prints. 32; tub. 31; >/«-pound PrlMEAT6L—Choice beef, 18: calves. 18; lamb, 19: veal. 18: sows. 19: fresh pork, 22Va: pork loin. 21: fresh ham. 21: large skinned ham. 15: small smoked ham. 24: smoked skinned ham, 21; sliced bacon. 3<ia32; piece bacon. 26; compound. 11; lard. 11 Va. LIVE STOCK—Pigs. 80-120 pounds. 7a7Vi; light pigs. 150-200. 8a8>/«: me dium. 160-200 pounds. 8 Via8 Va: heavies. 200-250 pounds. 8a8V<: sows. 5'<aa6; stags, 5 down: calves. 8Via9. Prices paid shippers—net f. o. b. Wash ington By the United States Bureau of Agricultural Economics. EGOS—Market sllghtlv weaker and Vi cent lower on nearby ungraded eggs. Gov ernment graded eggs unchanged. Govern ment graded and dated eggs: Whites. U. 8. exars. large. 31V* cents; U. 8.'extras, me diums. 18Va cents: U. 8. standards, large. 19 cents: U. 8. standards, mediums. 17 cents. Nearby ungraded eggs: Current re ceipts. 17 cents; whites. 17Va to 18 cents. LIVE POULTRY—Market Arm with prices 1 cent higher than auoted on some classes. Fowl: Colored, heavy. 18 to 30 cents: No. 2s. 14 to 15 cents; Leghorns. 14 to 16 cents: roosters. 12 to 13 cents. Chickens: Virginia Rocks: Broilers. 2 pounds and less. 21 to 22 cents: fryers. 21 to 22 cents: roasters. 22 to 23 eents: Del aware Rocks and Crosses: Rrollers. 2 pounds and less. 21 to 22 eents: fryers. 21 to 22 cents; roasters. 22 cents: mixed colored fryers, 17 to 19 cents; Leghorns, broilers. 1*4 pounds and up. 18 to 20 eents. Old turkeys: Hens. 23 to 25 eents; tom*. 20 to 22 eonu. « \ Denies Slaying Husband Mrs. Cora Theuba Hebner, standing over the storm cellar at her farm home, at Pocahontas, Ark., where a skeleton identified as that of her husband teas discovered. She is accused by the sheriff, who identified the skeleton, of having stabbed her husband to death with an ice pick. The 50-year old woman, who was arrested at Miami, Fla., denies her guilt. __ —A. P. Photo. CHICAGO GRAIN By the Associated Press. CHICAGO. March 26—Wheat prices stuck to a *4-cent range most of the time today, falling frequently below yesterday's close, but then recovering. The market rallied after stocks de veloped iterngth, but a l'»-l\ lower close at Liverpool and prospects of more rain in the winter wheat belt southwest caused moderate selling throughout the session. With all contracts only about a cent above the season’s low level, which in the case of May wheat was the low est in three years, many traders be lieved the market has been well liqui dated during the past week. Buying support, therefore, was good enough on the declines today to give prices a steady tone. World w heat prices have experienced a major decline and are well below prevailing a year ago. They reflect generally unsettled economic condi tions, a situation largely responsible for failure of foreign demand to ex pand in line with supply and demand conditions. Importers’ hand to mouth buying is reflected, traders said, by a similar situation in the futures market here, especially in view of prospects for a big domestic crop this season. Corn prices were fractionally higher most of the time reflecting the strong export situation with foreign con sumers paying a premium for corn al ready afloat. No com sales abroad were confirmed today and wheat ex port business was limited to a small volume. Oats and rye showed little change although the latter tended upward. Provisions lost 3 to 5 cents, with packing interests believed to be sellers. Around midsession wheat was lower compared with yesterday's fin ish; May. 85 \ ; July, 82l4, and corn was unchanged to t4 higher; May, 60July, 62> a. SHORT-TERM SECURITIES. 'Reported by Smith. Barney * Co.) Amer Te! * Tel ft'2s 4.1 _ 3 13**' Auburn Auto Co 4’,s 39 JT'2 '’2,» Austin A- North®- fts 41 R1 Bald®- Loco Works os 40 98', pp'2 California Pack Corp fts 40 103’, 1ii4 Central Foundry fis 41 99 Chesap A- Ohio Ry fts .19 1ii4'» ]04's Container Corp fts 43 84’, 8fi Cuba Northern Rys ft'.s 42 33 .14 Delaware A Hudsoft 4s 4.1 .IP 40 Edison El Ilium 4s .19 . 102s. 104 Gen Pub Serv S'2s .19 fit’. Grand Rapids A Ind 4'2s 41 lofi Houston Oil ft'-is 40 PP'2 loo Illinois Steel 4>2s 40 10T 10T», Intern Merc Mar fis 41 40 Intern Tel A Tel 4'2S .19 80 81 Laclede Gas Light fts 39 8ft'® Lake Erie A West fts 41 80 Lehigh Val Ter Ry fts 41 .13'2 59’, Lquisv A Nashv R R 4s 40 100’, 101 Mtph Cent R R 4s 40 91’, Midland R R of N J fts 40 I ft'® lfi Mil®- A Nor R R 4'2s 39 ft I 1ft New York Tel Co 4'2s .19 10ft’, 10fi Pennsylvania Co .l'2s 41 102'2 101 Penn-Dixie Cement fis 41 80’, 8ft Penna R R Co 4s 43 „ 109 Phila Balt A Wash 4s 43 108'2 109 Rio Grande Western 4s .19 34',, 3ft Ter R R Assn St L 4'®s 39 104s, Tex A New Orleans fts 4.3 80 Vanadium Corp fts 41 __ so pot® Warner Bros fis 39 fifi', fir western N Y * Pa 4s 43 10ft 10T<» White 8ewing Machine fis 40 92 100', MONTREAL SILVER. MONTREAL. March 26 (A*.—Silver fu tures closed unchanged. Bids; March, 45 00; May. 44.TO; July. 44.60. INVESTING COMPANIES NEW YORK March 26 i4»i.—Invest ment Bankers Conference. Inc Bid. Asked. Admin Fd 2nd Inc _ 9 69 in.31 Am Bus 8hrs (new)_ 2 79 3 09 Am Gen Eq Inc_ .54 .61 Am Ins Stocks_ 4.00 4.50 Bancamer Blair - _ 3.375 4.375 Bankers Nat Inv Coro_ 1.85 2.10 Blasic Industry . _*_ 2.54 Boston Fund Ine_12.79 13.66 Broad St Inv _ 19 63 70 99 Bullock Fund 10.75 11.87 5 Corporate Trust AA __ 177 _ Corp Tr A A mod_ 2 09 _ Corp Tr Accum Ser,_ 1.77 _ Corp Tr Acc Mod _ 2.09 _ Cumulative Tr Sh _ 3.75 _ Depos Bk Sh N Y A'1_ 1.36 _ Depos Ins Shrs "A"_ 2 42 _ Depos In* Shrs "B ’_ 2 22 _ Diversified Tr C _ 2.*5 Dividend Shrs _ _ 1.01 1.10 Equity Corp 63 pf._ 24 50 27.50 Fidelity Fund Inc_ 15.76 16.91 First Boston Corp_10.50 17.00 Fiscal Fund Bk Sh_ 2.26 2.51 Fiscal Fund Ins _ 2.83 3.17 Fixed Trust Sn A_ 7,10 Fixed Trust Sh B _ 5 46 Foreign Bond Assoc_ 6 78 6.82 Found Tt Sh A _ 3.75 3.50 Fund Investors Ine_ 13 72 14.79 Fund Tr Shrs A _ 3.85 4.38 Fund Tr 8hrs B _ 3.49 Gen Capital Corp _ 25 55 27 45 Ger. Investors Tr _ 3 81 4.15 Group Sec Agriculture_ .91 l.nn Group Sec Automobile_ .62 .69 Group Sec Building _ 95 1 04 Group Sec Chemical _ 1.02 1.12 Group Sec Food .68 .75 Group Sec Invest Shrs __ .57 .64 Group Sec Merchandise__ .75 .83 Group Sec Mining _ .99 1.08 Group Sec Petroleum_ .89 .98 Group 8ec R R Equip_ .54 .60 Group Sec Steel _ .90 .99 Group Sec Tobacco_ .84 .92 Huron Holding _ 35 .65 Incorp Investors _ 14 72 15.83 Instl S»c: Bank Group_ 99 1.09 Instl Sec: Insurance _ 1.08 1.20 Investors Fd C" Ine 8.02 852 Keystone Custodn B 7_ 19.06 20.79 Keystone Custodn B 3 . 11 68 12.79 Keystone Custodn K 1_ 1 1.87 12 95 Keystone Custodn K 2_ 7.07 7.74 Keystone Custodn S 2 __ 31.no 12.03 Keystone Cus'odn S 4_ 3 36 .3.73 Ma.tor Shrs Corp . _ 1.8 7 5 Maryland Fund_ 4 86 5.11 Mass Invest Tr_ _ 16 98 is 02 Mutual Invest __ 8 89 9 71 Nation Wide 3ec _ 2 38 2 48 Nayon Wide Voting_ .97 1.10 Natl Investors 4.33 4 61 New England Fund 10.16 10.92 N Y Stocks. Bk Stocks _ 7.03 7.61 N Y Stocks. Bide Supply 5.53 6 no N Y Stocks, Elec Equip .. 5 66 6 14 N Y Stocks, Insurance_ 7.71 8 34 N Y Stocks. Machinery., _ 6.02 8 53 N Y Stocks. Oils _ 7 44 8 05 N Y Stocks. Steel 6 no 6 51 N Y Stock' R R Equip 5.15 5 61 North Am Bond Tr ctfs 4® no Nor Am Tr Shares 1953 1 70 Nor Am Tr Sh 1955 2 10 Nor Am Tr Sh 1956., _ 2.06 Nor Am Tr Sh 1958 . ... 1.86 _ Plymouth Fund Inc_ 31 37 Quarterlv Income Sh_ 8 98 9 «4 Repres Tr Shrs _ 7.35 7 85 Selected Am Sh Ine_ 7 85 8 56 Selected Income sh_ 3 32 Sovereign Invest _ . 56 6" Spencer Trask Fund_ 12 73 13 40 Stand Am Tr Shrs _. 2 05 « 35 Stand Dti! Inc _ _ 35 38 Super of Am Tr A_ 2 55 Super of Am Tr AA_ 1.71 " Super of Am Tr B_ 2 66 Super of Am Tr BB _ 1.71 Super of Am Tr r_ 4 50 Super of Am Tr D_ 4 50 ~ ~~ Supervised Shrs _ 7 87 8 50 Trustee Stand Inv C _ 1.93 Trustee Stand Inv D _ l.ss Trusteed Am Bk “B*' 55 «i Trusteed Industry Shrs _ .73 8" v'ellington Fund _ 11 25 12 42 -» . TT. S. TREASURY NOTES. (Reported by Smith Barney * Co 1 Rate—Maturity Bid Offer 2’» June 15. '38 101 19-32 101 21-3" 2N Sept. 15. '38 101 25-32 101 27-32 l'« Dec. 15. '38 101 6-32 101 8-32 l'a Mar 15. '39 101 16-32 101 18-3" 2'« June 15. '39 102 16-32 102 18-32 I’a Sept. 15. '39 101 22-32 101 24-3" I’a Dec. 15. '39 101 22-32 101 24-32 l’a Mar 15. '40 102 5-32 102 7-32 IN June 15. '40 10130-32 102 l’a Dec 15. '40 101 30-32 102 l'a Mar 15. '41 101 30-32 102 l’a June 15. '41 101 18-32 101 20-32 l'a Dec. 15. '41 1016-32 1018-32 l’a Mar. 15. '42 102 23-32 102 25-32 2 Sept, 15. '42 . 103 27-32 103 29-3" l’a Dec. 15. '42 102 28-32 102 30-35 GUDE GREENHOUSE ENIPIOYKSIRIKE Bladensburg Road Workers Walk Out After Vain Contract Parley. Employes at Gude Bros. Co ’* green house on Bladensburg road N.E. went on strike today after representative* of their union, Greenhouse Local No. 21413, failed in efforts to negotiate * contract with company officials at a conference which lasted until 2:30 a.m. Paul Topping, genera! represent ative of the American Federation of Labor, with which the greenhouse local is directly affiliated, said all but 2 of the approximately 50 employes walked out. All striking workers are members of the union, he said. Shortly before noon. Prince Georges County police at Hyattsville dis patched two officers to the flower firm's greenhouse near Laurel after being informed the strikers were blocking the road leading from th§ greenhouse to the Baltimore boule vard. Escort for Truck Reported. Policemen R. C. Smes and George W Gray were reported to have es corted one of the company’s truck drivers to the District line. An official at the Laurel greenhouse denied, however, that there was any trouble there. The employes at the Laurel greenhouse had not Joined th e strike, The Star was told. Later today, Mr. Topping said, the employes will begin picketing the com pany's branch stores. He said they would remain on strike until an agree ment is reached, "even if it takes a year.” Wage Increase Sought. The A. F. of L. representative said the contract called for a "modest in crease” in wages. 48-hour week, a union shop and better working con ditions. Some employes have been working 84 hours a week, and wages for un skilled labor have been as low as $12 a week, Mr. Topping said. Negotiations will be resumed next week, probably at a meeting Wednes day. according to Granville Gude, one of the members of the firm. Referring to Mr. Topping's state ment that the contract calls for a "modest increase in wages," Mr. Gude said that depends "on who's talking about the increase." Howard Colvin, Labor Department conciliator, has been aiding in the negotiations. HORSE IS RETIRED Pershing's Steed Inspires Demand Others Receive Privilege. Gen. John J. Pershing's favorite horse has been retired and Repre sentative Harlan, Democrat, of Ohio, told the House yesterday he thought the same privilege should be accorded all Army horses which have outlived their usefulness. The Ohioan proposed an amend ment to the War Department ap propriation bill which would provide for the pasturing or destruction of such animals. He said the practice now is to sell them at auction. At the request of Representative Short, Republican, of Missouri. Mr. Harland agreed to extend the benefits of his amendment to “the loyal beast of burden, the Missouri mule." STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION ~~ OF THE Emmco Insurance Co., Inc. Ot South Bond Indiana on the 31st dsv of December 1937. as reouired under Sec tion 647 of the Code of Law for the District of Columbia. „ INCOME. Net premiums _SI.390.852 63 Total Interest, and rents_ 17 174.07 Other income_ 331 06 Total income. _$1,408 357.76 DISBURSEMENTS. Net amount paid policyhold ers for losses $*64 46* 94 All other disbursements_ 153.210.65 Total disbursement*_$1,017,679 53 ASSETS. Bonds and stocks $514 055.31 Deposits in banks and short term commercial notes 1.024 *94 19 Agents Balances 23 804.33 Interest and rents due or accrued _ _ 537 *2 All other asset*_ 2 444.69 Dross asset*__$1,565 736.34 Total admitted assets $1 565 736.34 .. LIABILITIES Net unpaid claims $132.897 50 Total unearned premiums 885 775.77 Other liabilities 34 340 65 Capital paid up 300.000 no Surplus over all liabilities. _ 212.722.42 Total_ _$1 565.736.34 NET PREMIUMS WRITTEN DURING THE YEAR. District of .. . Total Columbia Motor vehicles $1,390,852.63 $160.335 69 $1,390,852.63 $180 335.69 E R McENDARFER Vice President. KARL BRECHT. Secretary Subscribed and sworn to before me this 21st day of February. 19,3*. iSeal ) O. A. ORTELL NoUrv Public. My commission expires April 13. 1938 STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION OF THE ROYAL INDEMNITY COMPANY,‘OF NEW YORK, On the 31st da? of December, 193*. as required under Section 64* of the Code of Law for the District of Columbia. INCOME. Net premiums _ _$13,851 395 48 Total Interest and rents _ 1.075.259.70 Other income _ -_ 84.696 18 Total Income_____$14,981,351.36 DISBURSEMENTS. Net amount paid policyholder* for losses_-_$5,011,534.04 All other disbursement* _ 7,251.518.24 * Total disbursements_._$12,263,052.28 AS8ETS. , Mortgage loins on real estate_... $20,300.00 Bonds and stocks _ 27 405.366.43 Deposits in banks _ _ _ 1.201,593.89 Premiums in course of eollection_ 2.712.370.73 Interest and rents due or accrued_ 180.529.16 All other assets _ 657.254.31 Deduct assets not admitted_ 3.087,387.86 Total admitted assets__ $28,990,226.68 LIABILITIES. Total unpaid claims _c_$13,009,050.00 Total unearned premiums - _ .... ... — - 6.816.051.15 Other liabilities, $2,331,402.06: voluntary reserve, $2.833,723.4S-._ 6.165,125.63 Capital paid up . 2,500,000.00 Surplua over all liabtlltlaa _ 2.500.000.00 Total - $28,990,226.68 NET PREMIUMS WRITTEN DURING THE YEAR. . District of Total Columbia. Accident --- $219,004.17 $1,673.62 Auto liability .’....... 4,608:917.02 61,71(137 Liability other than auto_ 1.760.841,58 20.701.62 Workmen’s compensation _ 3.239.487.30 70,182.53 Fidelity _ 672,242.44 11.000.38 Surety - 407,012.27 8.510.42 Plate (lass _ 241.109.39 5,881.22 Burglary and theft_ 699.973.68 20.036.57 Steam boiler__ 308,192.36 4.221.13 Machinery _ 127.800.98 0 Auto property damage _ 1.294,388.96 24,279.8.3 Auto collision __i_ _ _ 66,512.46 228 68 Property damage and collision other than auto_ 141,017.97 _ 828.58 Totals __$13,821,395.48 $229,245.45 F. S. PERRYMAN, Secretary. P. j. O'NEILL. President. Subscribed and sworn to before me thi* 23rd day of February, 1938. (Seal.) AUGUST YERKE6. Notary Public. „ Notary Public Bronx Oounty, No. 10, Reg. No. 9-Y-38. Cert, filed in New York Co.. No. 44. Res. No. 8-Y-28. Cert, filed In Queens Co.. No. 777. Ree. No. 3197. Cert, filed in Kings Co..-No. 8, Reg. No. 8018. Also in Westchester and Richmond Counties. Commission expires March 30. 1938. Adkins & Ainley, Inc. John F. A. Becker Howard W. Phillips & Co. a General Agents for ^he District of Columbia .