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(D. 8. Weather Bureau Forecast.* Generally fair tonight and tomorrow; little change in temperature, with lowest tonight about 50 degrees; gentle winds, mostly easterly. Temperatures today— Highest, 75, at 2 p.m.; lowest, 49, at 5:30 a.m. Full report On page A-2. Closing N.Y. Markets—Sales—Page 18 The only evening paper in Washington with the Associated Press News and Wirephoto Services. (A*) Mean* Associated Pratt. 86th YEAR. No. 34,328^ WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 1938—FORTY PAGES. Entered as second class matter rp tt-t-> Tr1 T7' rrvrrci post offlce. Washington, V. C. X XX X\ 11,io. CONFEREESAGREE on non 1 REVENUE ACT Important Modifications in Present Tax Laws Are Decided Upon. SENATE TO CONSIDER MEASURE THIS WEEK Action Is Hailed as ‘Forward Step' by Harrison in Aiding in Recovery. BACKGROUND— Important modifications of tax laws are contained in Revenue Act now pending before House and Sen ate conferees. Question of taxing exempt securities was precipitated by Senate adoption of Borah amendment dealing with Federal bonds only. Yesterday President Roosevelt asked like treatment by legislation for all exempt securities and salaries. By JOHN C. HENRY. House and Senate conferees com pleted agreement this afternoon on the 15.300,000,000 revenue act of 1938. Containing important modifications of the present tax laws, the compro mise measure is expected to come be fore the Senate for acceptance late in the week, with House action to follow Immediately. The legislation in the form finally agreed to was hailed by Chairman Harrison of the Senate Finance Com mittee as the “most forward step in years toward helping employment by private initiative through a fiscal policy of the Federal Government.” “Throfigh its generous and fair treatment,” Senator Harrison said, “especially with respect to capital gains and liquidation, it should result in the releasing of billions of frozen securities to be invested in private enterprise and development. Increase in Rereipts. “Under normal business conditions," he added, "the tax bill should in crease receipts to the Government,” Although the term "normal busi ness conditions” was not defined, it Is known that the estimates of yield from the tax structure as now about to be amended were based on indices of business activity some 15 per cent above the present level. In their final session today the conferees decided to eliminate the Senate amendment permitting tax ation of income from future issues of Federal securities. The action was taken at insistence of the House dele gation on the grounds that separate legislation would take care of exemp tions granted all public securities and all public salaries. Such legislation was asked yester day by President Roosevelt in a mes sage to the Congress. Senator Borah, sponsor of the amendment, may appear before the conference later to ask reconsideration. It was learned that the conferees have agreed to the House provision raising the liquor tax from $2 to •2.25 per gallon, an increase vari ously estimated to yield between •19,000,000 and $30,000,000. The Sen ate had rejected this proposal, but earlier compromises on corporate tax ation had reduced the potential yield of the measure to a point where the liquor tax Increase was believed nec essary. Working quickly in order to com- | plete their agreements on the legis lation early today, the conferees are understood to have agreed to Senate provisions relating to estate and gift taxes and to a Senate provision ex empting holding companies in liquida tion from certain transferred taxes. With regard to estate taxes, the House had combined two existing schedules and had reduced credits allowed for payments to individual States. The Senate, however, favored retaining the present law in this con nection as well as in the matter of deductions allowed for gifts. The amendment relating to utility holding companies had been sub mitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission. It would apply to liqui dations proceeding under the so-called “death sentence” clause. The House conferees prevailed, it is understood, in retaining the present excise tax on tires and tubes, which had been reduced by one-third in the Senate. It was also reported that House conferees had refused to accept a Senate amendment which would have ended the requirement of swearing to Individual tax returns before a notary public. Senator Barkley of Kentucky, the Democratic floor leader, said mean while it was “in the realm of doubt" whether the Senate would approve President Roosevelt’s tax exemption recommendations. Mr. Roosevelt suggested yesterday that Congress enact a bill removing all income tax exemptions from future Federal and State securities issues and salaries. Legislators, while generally favoring his objectives, disagreed over the question of whether they could be effected by mere legislation or whether a constitutional amendment would be necessary. Similar Plan Defeated. A plan similar to that outlined by the President was submitted to the Senate by Senator Clark, Democrat, of Missouri when the tax revision bill was under consideration and was voted down, 41 to 23. Administration followers, including Barkley, were among the opponents. Mr. Clark said today that Mr. Roose velt’s message might bring many Sen ators around to supporting tax-exemp tion legislation. Mr. Barkley, however, said the previous vote made a general change of sentiment appear doubtful. A bill to end existing tax exemp tions would have to originate in the House Ways and Means Committee, which initiates all revenue legisla tion.. Chairman Dough ton, Demo crat, of North Carolina, of that group, declined to predict whether action could be taken at this session. A Pump-Priming Propaganda? Held Inspired by Hopkins Representative Taber Accuses Relief Administrator as Committee Is Given Letter to President. BACKGROUND— Desire of many members of/Con gress to earmark money sought by President Roosevelt in new "pump priming" adventure has delayed en actment of legislation to make the new billions available. Although passage eventually seems assured, fear has been expressed New Deal may use the money indirectly to further its political ends in forth coming elections. By ihe Assccsated Press. Representative Taber, Republican, of New York accused Harry L. Hopkins today of inspiring "chain-letter prop aganda" in favor of President Roose velt’s pump-priming program. Mr. Taber's statement to newsmen came while House members had before them an anonymous letter to President Roosevelt telling of "new propaganda FLEEING CONVICT KILLED BY GUARD Prisoner Shot to Death at Great Fails, Va.—Probes Are Under Way. A 23-year-old convict was shot and killed at the Virginia State prison camp at Great Falls early today when he attempted to escape into a nearby woods. The prisoner, who was serving a 13-year sentence from Lee County, Va., on charges of housebreaking and rob bery, was listed on the camp rolls as Bradley Butler. M. L. Royster, guardian in charge of the camp, said Butler, with the other 63 prison laborers, was being marched from the camp to a nearby rock quarry when he made a break for freedom. As the man was entering a dense growth of pines Guard Allen Goodwin opened fire, the shot striking the fleeing man in the side and back, Mr. Royster reported. Sheriff Eppa P. Kirby of Fairfax County and Coroner C. A. Ransom were making an investigation into the killing. Mr. Royster said he also is investigating. No immediate action was taken against Mr. Goodwdn. According to a report made to Maj. R. M. Youell, superintendent of State priosns, by Mr. Royster, the guards were walking in the rear of the pris oners and Goodwin was about 30 feet away from Butler when the prisoner made his break. One shot from the guard’s shotgun brought the fleeing man down. He was dead when ex amined by guards, Mr. Royster said. Sentenced ’to serve 12 years on a charge of robbery and one year for housebreaking, Butler was received from Lee County December 18, 1937, according to Maj. Youell. Prisoners at the camp are employed in building and repairing secondary roads in Fairfax County, one crew working in the stone quarry and an other being employed on about 20 pieces of road. - - _ FOUR KILLED, NINE HURT IN SCHOOL BUS CRASH W. P. A: Workers in Truck in Collision With Children's Auto in Arkansas. By the Associated Press. NEWPORT, Ark., April 26.—Pour persons were killed and nine others injured when a school bus and truck loaded with W. P. A. laborers collided on a bridge near Weldon, 12 miles south of here, today. The dead were: Fannie Lou Torian, 16, Weldon; Billy Torian, 13, Weldon; Tom Odom, 35, Auvergne; Tobe Rob inson, 40, Milltown. Most serious ly injured were: Joe McDonald, jr., 17, Weldon, head and spine in juries, condition critical; Betty Lou Frady, 13, Weldon, fractured hip and internal injuries, condition critical. A colored W. P. A. worker named Perkins, internal injuries. Witnesses said the vehicles met on the bridge and side-swiped. about to be launched against the re covery program.” A petition form was attached to the letter, which, the writer said, originated in a large corporation in Detroit. The New Yortc Representative, in blaming the Works Progress Adminis trator for pro-pump priming chain let ters, said writers of a number of the communications he received had copied the "chain” instructions as well as the body of the letter, thus dis closing what he called their "propa ganda” nature. "On the bottoms of some of the letters,” Representative Taber said, “was a line stating ‘make one copy for your Congressman and send this to four other persons.’ ” The New Yorker said he also was getting a lot of “honest opposition” to the program. House committee hearings on the • See RELIEF,” Page A-9. i _ ) President of Philadelphia Bulletin Successor to Frank B. Noyes. By the Associated Preis. NEW YORK. April 26.—Robert Mc Lean, president of the Philadelphia Bulletin, today was elected president of the Associated Press. He succeeds Frank B. Noyes, presi dent of The Evening Star Newspaper Co. ol Washington, D. C., who re tired yesterday after serving in that office for 38 years. The Board of Directors elected W. H. Cowles of the Spokane Spokesman Review first vice president and Paul Patterson of the Baltimore Sun second vice president. The other officers, including the Executive Board, were re-elected. Mr. McLean became a member of the Bulletin staff in 1913, after he was graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor of literature degree. Served in World War, He worked in the news, circulation and advertising departments of the Bulletin to become familiar with the entire operation of the paper. Mr. McLean was away from the paper In 1918 when he served with the United States Army on the Mexican border, and again during the World War. During the war he rose from a second lieutenant to major of artillery, being attached to the 311th Field Artillery of the 79th Division. Upon the death of his father, the late William L. McLean, in 1931 he became president of the Bulletin. He has served as a director of the Asso ciated Press since 1924. For the last year he has been first vice president of the Associated Press Mr. McLean’s father was a director of the Associated Press before him, the elder McLean having been elected to that post in 1900. He served until 1924, when his son succeeded him. The family purchased the Bulletin in 1895. Married in Baltimore. The new president lives in Fort Washington, Pa., and is a member of the Union League, Rlttenhouse and Princeton Clubs in Philadelphia. He was married to Clare Randolph Goode in Baltimore on April 28, 1919, Former President Noyes is the only survivor of the band of three men who organized the Associated Press at the turn of the century. He delivered his valedictory address yesterday at (See ASSOCIATED PRESS. Page A-4.) TITLE FIGHT JUNE 22 Joe Louis Will Defend Crown Against Max Schmeling. NEW YORK, April 26 (#).—,Joe Louis will defend his heavyweight championship against Max Schmeling in the Yankee Stadium Wednesday night, June 22, Promoter Mike Jacobs announced today. Summary of Today's Star Page. Page. Amusements B-20 Radio _B-14 Comics ..B-18-19 Short Story. B-14 Editorials __ A-10 Society _ B-3 Finance -A-17 Sports ...A-14-16 Lost* Found B-14 Women’s Pg. A-13 Obituary __.A-12 FOREIGN. Anxiety grows for Jews in Czecho slovakia. Page A-l Britain boosts Income tax to pay de fense bill. Page A-l Daladier puts Anal touches on plans to isolate Germany. Page A-5 NATIONAL. Borah tax bill amendment is elimi nated. Page A-l Slow progress of relief program causes concern. Page A-l WASHINGTON AND VICINITY. Attorney’s aide found burned to death beside railroad siding. Page A-l Supervisors appointed for suffrage poll on Saturday. Page A-l Commissioners rescind one of two dras tic parking bans. Page A-l Liquor trial ends as three plead guilty, two win freedom. Page A-4 Liberalised civil service bill put on Senate calendar. Page B-l Amended District tax bill is sent to House. Page B-l B. G. Lewis named to probe D. C. relief conditions. Page B-l Board considers eight new school re quests for 1940 budget. Page B-l Motorman is held in traffic death of policeman. Page B-l Jewel expert testifies in Bennett con spiracy trial. Page B-l L. FINANCIAL. Bonds ease (table). PageA-17 Business loans drop. Page A-17 Texas Corp. plans drive on taxes. Page A-18 Stocks go down (table). Page A-18 Curb shares lower (table). PageA-19 Central reports loss. Page A-19 EDITORIAL AND COMMENT. Editorials. Page A-10 This and That. Page A-10 Stars, Men and Atoms. Page A-10 Answers to Questions. Page A-10 Political Mill. Page A-10 The Capital Parade. Page A-ll David Lawrence. Page A-ll Mark Sullivan. Page A-ll Jay Franklin. Page A-ll Delia Pynchon. Page A-ll SPORTS. I Almada's superior fielding routs Case from berth in center. Page A-14 Seabiscult reaches scene of Admiral race in fine shape. Page A-14 Pirates loom as pennant threat on early showing. Page A-14 Old-timers deny new records prove superiority of moderns. PageA-15 Jeflries-Sharkey fight in ’98 rated high-pressure peak. PageA-16 Montanez’s welter title ambitions get another setback. PageA-16 MISCELLANY. Shipping News. Page B-8 Nature’s Children. PageB-13 Vital Statistics. Page B-14 City News in Brief. Page B-14 Bedtime Story. Page B-18 Letter-Out. Page B-18 Crossword Puzzle. Page B-18 Contract Bridge. Page B-19 * BRITAIN BUS INCOME TAX TO PAY FOR DENSE Increase to $l.371/2 in $5 Is Revealed to House by Simon. GOVERNMENT’S NEEDS SET AT $4,721,990,000 Secret Purchase of Supplies for Civilians in Case of War Disclosed. BACKGROUND— Great Britain is in the second year of a five-year rearmament campaign of which the cost origi nally was set at $7,500.000.000. But Prime Minister Chamberlain al ready has declared this will not be enough, and informed quarters have estimated the eventual cost at 50 per cent higher, or $11,250,000,000. By the Associated Press. LONDON, April 26.—The British government jolted the nation today by boosting the income tax from 25 per cent to 27’2 per cent to help pay the costs of the staggering rearma ment program. Sir John Simon, chancellor of the exchequer, in his annual budget speech before a shocked House of Commons, announced the income tax would be raised from 5 shillings in the pound to 5 shillings 6 pence (from $1.25 to $1.37>2 in $5.00). Presenting the budget bill for the, 1938-39 fiscal year (beginning April 1). Sir John announced the govern ment's total needs as 944,398.000 pounds ($4,721,990,000), an increase of 81.500.000 pounds ($407,500,000) over the previous year. Leading Shares Drop Off. Financial quarters were disappoint ed. Leading shares declined sharply in after-hours trading. Brokers said details of Sir John's speech had ‘‘a most unsettling and disappointing ef fect." Imperial Chemical dropped 1 shil ling 3 pence (30 cents) to 31 shillings ($7.75). The budget included 253,250,000 pounds ($1,266,250,000) for arma ments expenditures, but this did not include 90.000.000 pounds ($450,000, 000) to be borrowed to meet additional coats of the defense program. The chancellor also announced an Increase in the duties on tea and oil. The higher tax on tea will reach into the pocketbook of virtually every fam ily in the land, rich or poor. The higher income and oil taxes also will hit most of them. Secret Purchases Revealed. To an intent House he disclosed that the Government already had bought ‘sufficient supplies of wheat, whale oil and sugar" to maintain civilian needs for the first few months if war broke out. The government made the pur chases secretly early this year, the chancellor told a cheering audience. He said secrecy was necessary to prevent “prices being raised through konwledge that 'the government was coming into the market.” He declined to disclose the amount of stocks on hand or exactly how long it was estimated they would last. But the announcement indicated the scale on which Britain is preparing against war. Sir John disclosed that the govern ment broke through red tape and did not even apply to Parliament for "statutory authority” to purchase the supplies. He added that legislation au thorizing the purchases and making supplementary appropriations for them would be Introduced shortly. Borrowings Not Included. Sir John's budget figure of 944.398, 000 pounds for the fiscal year did not include 90,000,000 pounds ($450,000, 000) borrowed money already appro priated for rearmament. Thus, while the year's total national defense expenditure will be 343,250,000 pounds ($1,716,250,000), the amount included in the budget is only 253,250, 000 pounds ($1,266,250,000). The nation concentrated much more attention on the chancellor's speech than on any statement of foreign policy. Scrubwomen and porters wanted to know if they would have to pay more for their tea or beer. Capitalists were eager to know whether income and business profits taxes would be boosted. The House was jammed to hear the closely guarded secrets of the budget, which only the cabinet knew before Sir John arose to speak at 3:44 p.m. (9:44 a.m., E. S. T.). Sir John announced new measures designed to halt tax dodging, dealing with “revocable trusts, settlements and one-man companies abroad.” He said he must provide 10,000.000 pounds ($50,000,000) for civil supple mentary estimates, which will cover air raid precautions, purchase of food stocks “and other purposes where secrecy is less necessary.” MAYOR CHARGES 25c FOR TALK ON COUNCIL * .. Official in Dispute Over Conduct of City’s Affairs Is Forum Speaker. By the Associated Press. NORTH TONAWANDA, N. Y„ April 26.—Charging his listeners 25 cents apiece, Mayor Myles W. Joyce last night attacked the City Council and explained his views on city govern ment in a forum talk. More than 150 paid to hear him. The Mayor has been at odds with his Council and recently moved out of the City Hall Mayor's office. In his speech he charged wholesale ir regularities were being permitted in the city. While Mayor Joyce was talking the City Council was busy overriding three of his recent vetoes. A fT. A* JIM BARLEY OMcT'l ( SAID IT use© lb BE JUST ' 1 OMt BKi, HAPPY FAMILY' DEMOCRATIC DIRTY LINEN! RULE MODIFIED Commissioners Reconsider Drastic Orders, Retaining 20-Foot Ban Zone. After a two-hour conference with Traffic Director William A. Van Duzer and Police Supt. E. W. Brown the Commissioners “laid aside" one of the two drastic parking orders they had adopted recently but decided to go ahead with the other. The rule finally ordered into effect will prohibit parking of cars closer than a point 20 feet back of the building line at intersections of streets. This carries a proviso that parking W'ill not be prohibited for more than 50 feet back of the intersection of the curb lines. It is believed this rule will eliminate thousands of parking spaces now used by motorists who do not have garage facilities. Commissioner Hazen announced that the Commissioners had "laid aside for further study" the other order recommended by the traffic di rector and adopted several weeks ago by the Commissioners during the ab sence from the city of Engineer Com missioner Dan I. Sultan. This would have forbidden parking of cars within 100 feet of an intersection on the approach side, in the case of inter sections controlled by traffic lights. Further Study Planned. Commissioner Hazen was asked if the rescinding of this order meant that it had been killed and he said he did not think so, that it might possibly be brought up again for ac tion. perhaps. m some revised form. “We are going to have it studied further, at any rate,” he said Meanwhile, Mr. Van Duzer asked the Commissioners to approve a long list of specific orders which would extend traffic restrictions on sections of many streets. Many of the list were sug gested as new one-way streets. The Commissioners struck numerous streets off this proposed list and di rected Mr. Van Duzer to revise the whole proposed order and submit it again for consideration. The proposed list was not made public. Opposes Further Restrictions. Before today’s meeting, George E. Keneipp, manager of the Keystone Automobile Club, in a communi cation to the Commissioners said the Advisory Board of the club op posed further parking restrictions at intersections when they are made "without regard to the different con ditions or circumstances which might obtain at various intersections.” Taking all circumstances into con sideration, Mr. Keneipp said the club believes the proposed regulations “too drastic.” Hard to Enforce. "There is no evidence,” he wrote, "to show that the present regula tion prohibiting parking for a dis tance of 25 feet from intersections has been adequately enforced, nor is there rfmy assurance that by increas ing the distance to 50 or 100 feet there will be better enforcement. Po lice personnel is believed too limited.” MONEY IS BEQUEATHED TO U. S. TO GET BONDS Historian and Writer Wills Sum to Government to Redeem 1918 Liberty Issues. Special Dispatch to The Star. NEW YORK, N. Y., April 26.—The United States of America, in care of Attorney General Homer S. Cum mings, Washington, receives 20-63ds of the residue of the estate of James Reuel Smith, Yonkers, N. Y., historian and writer, which was appraised here this morning for transfer tax pur poses at $328,383 net. In his will Mr. Smith, who died in Yonkers, No vember 12, 1935, directed that the money be applied ‘‘to the redemption of Liberty bonds issued in 1918.” The United States Government also receives his books, valued at $139, which the will stipulated must be dis tributed among the lighthouse keepers in the United States service. As a residuary legatee the United States Government will also receive a propor tional share of an additional thirty seven parts of the residue, which are undistributed because the beneficiaries predeceased the testator. Specific cash bequests totaled $20,000. * Whitney Gets Job Cleaning Prison Floor Former Exchange Head May Later Teach in School. Bv the Associated Press. OSSINING. N. Y, April 26.—Rich ard Whitney, ex-broker, graduated from the rookie class at Sing Sing prison today to become a full-fledged convict and got his first job—cleaning and mopping floors in the ancient cell block where he is confined. Whitney, five times president of the New York Stock Exchange and now No. 94835. entered the prison two weeks ago to begin serving a 5 to 10 year sentence for grand larceny. Prison attendants said Whitney, be fore his removal today to a new cell, higher in the old block, cleaned and scrubbed the walls of the cell he has occupied and did the job with the thoroughness of a good porter. Having graduated from the recep tion company he may now have vis itors. but officials said they under stood he did not wish any one to call on him yet. As a tier man. or cleaner, he works with broom, mop and rag. Later he may be assigned to a job teaching school. SCOTT IS ACQUITTED OF KIDNAP CHARGE Aviator Also Freed by Court at Nassau—Pair Accused by Former's Ex-Wife. By the Associated Press. NASSAU, Bahamas. April 26.—For rester Scott, Philadelphia lawyer, and Stanley Boynton, an aviator, were ac quitted by a directed verdict today on charges of attempted kidnaping. The two were accused of attempting March 16 to seize Mr. Scott's two daughters, Eve and Zoe, and fly with them back to the United States. The children had been brought here by Mr. Scott's former wife, now Mrs. Harry Clark Boden. Sir Richard Tute, scarlet-robed pre siding justice, directed the acquittal on the ground that Mrs. Boden's testi mony for the prosecution was inad missible because British law does not recognize her Reno divorce. A wife may not testify against her husband. « - PRESIDENT DISCUSSES RAIL AID WITH JONES R. F. C. Favors Action, but Doubts if It Can Be Taken During Present Session. By the Associated Press. Jesse H. Jones, chairman of the Reconstruction Finance Corp., dis cussed with President Roosevelt today the question of whether some legisla tion to aid railroads could be passed at this session. The conference was preliminary to one later in the day between Mr. Jones and representatives of railroad man agement and labor. “I favor doing something for the railroads this session,” the R. F. C. head said. "What can.be done I don’t know.” Mr. Jones expressed doubt, however, that any major legislation could be passed before adjournment of Con gress. BOAROjSNAMED Supervisors Are Appointed to Conduct Referendum v This Saturday. Appointment of 59 of the 63 pre cinct chairmen for the District suf frage referendum Saturday was an nounced today at headquarters of the Citizens Conference for District Suf frage. The others will be named shortly by the Elections Committee, headed by William H. Mondell and Harry N. Stull. These chairmen will have charge of the precincts and voting places. The ballot boxes will be located in school houses in the 63 precincts into which the city is divided. The vote question is being discussed at public meetings of all kinds, and residents of this city over 21 years of age are being urged by civic leaders to get out and vote between 9 a m. and 9 pm. on the two questions—national representation and local suffrage. Ruling on Employes Awaited. Meantime, the United Federal Work ers of America, an affiliate of the Committee for Industrial Organization, today awaited with eagerness the ruling of President Harry Mitchell of the Civil Service Commission on the status of Federal employes in connection with the referendum. Leaders of the plebiscite movement have insisted that Federal workers may vote in the referendum Saturday without having the least effect on their rights as absentee voters in their home States. Wilbur S. Finch, president, and Mr. Stull, who is vice president of the District of Columbia Suffrage Asso ciation, feel confident that Washing tonians will roll up a huge vote in the referendum Saturday in favor of both national representation and local suf frage. Mrs. Patterson Speaks. Mrs. Eleanor Patterson, editor and publisher of the Washington Herald and Washington Times, yesterday de livered a radio address in which she attacked those who she said were rais ing a "false racial issue.” She traced to prejudice the recon struction days following the Civil War, the whisper which she said had spread through Washington, "Do you want a Negro mayor in the Capital of the Nation?" No facts exist, she said, to substantiate such an implication. While declaring she believed per sonally in the right of every citizen of the United States to vote, she em phasized that she believed in "demo cratic self-determination of peoples,” adding, “I believe in votes for Wash ington.” "And on the record, I challenge ■ 1--- ■ ■ . i (See SUFFRAGE, Page A-3.) CRASH KILLS WOMAN Auto Leaps Fifth Avenue Curb, Runs Into Store Front. NEW YORK. April 26 UP).—A wom an was killed and two other persons were injured today when an automo bile jumped a curb on Fifth avenue and crashed into a store front, shat tering a big glass window. Mrs. Margaret Abrams, 22, wife of James Abrams, an executive of a bond brokerage firm, was thrown from the car and fatally injured. Alexis DawydofT, 35, a magazine edi tor who was driving the car, and Mrs. Zlnovla Manning, 36, the other pas senger, were cut and bruised. Mr. DawydofT was arrested on a technical homicide charge. Germany Asks About Helium, Refuses Part in New York Fair By the Associated Press. German Ambassador Hans Dieck hoff informed Undersecretary Welles this morning that Germany would not take part in the World Pair in New York next year. The Ambassador also asked what the United States intended to do about the sale of helium to Germany. . DieckhofT told Welles Germany was unable to be represented at the fair because of the large amount of foreign currency involved in erecting a pa vllllon and In making the necessary financial guarantees. Dieckhoff said he had hoped Ger many could have been represented because of the advertising value to German products. Persons close to the German Em bassy said there was no connection between Germany’s refusal to take part in the World Pair and the hesi tation of the United States to sell Germany helium. Secretary of In terior Ickes is withholding his signa ture from a contract to sell the helium until he can devise safeguard against use of the gas by Germany for mili tary purposes. 4 MAN FACING TRIAL, DRENCHED BY GAS. BURNED TO DEATH Lawyer’s Aide Accused of Forgery Is Human Torch on Rail Siding. CLOTHING IS DESTROYED BY ROARING FLAMES Passersby See Victim and Call Help—Police Believe He Set Fire Himself. Shortly before he was to have ap peared In District Court in connection with a forgery charge. Robert G. Tim berlake, 35, of 1415 T street S E. an employe in a law office, was burned to death this morning beside a rail road siding just off New Jersey avenue S E. The circumstances surrounding the tragedy led police to believe he had drenched his clothing with gaso line and touched it off with a match. Timberlake's body was a flaming torch when seen shortly before 11 am. by a passerby on the sidewalk above the railroad siding. The man's clothing flared up while he was in a clump of bushes between the sidewalk and railroad tracks. A mass of flames, Timberlake rolled down a bank onto a level spot beside the railroad. Passersbv saw the smoke and heard Timberlake's screams. They summoned the help ers on a passing garbage truck, who spread an old tarpaulin over the man as he lay writhing on the ground. The garbage men put out the flames before the arrival of the Fire De partment. Seared From Head to Foot. The victim's clothing was virtually burned from his body when he was removed to Casualty Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. He had been seared from head to foot by the gasoline flames. Timberlake had bought half a gal lon of gasoline about 10 a.m. from a filling station at New Jersey avenue and E street S.E , police learned. The fuel was in a closed tin and shortly afterward Timberlake returned and asked that he be given a container with an open top. He told the attend ant he wished to bend the can into spout because he could not pour the gas into the tank of his automobile from the container. The attendant then gave Timberlake the gasoline in an open can. Police said they could not locate any automobile which Timberlake might have had at the scene. Indicted, In February. Timberlake was indicted on Febru ary 15 on a charge of forging and ut tering a check for *362 It was said he had indorsed his attorney's name to the check and then added his own name below the indorsement, and there was some question wiiether the case was a misunderstanding or a foigtry. Timberlake's bondsman was to have brought him before Justice Joseph W. Cox. who wished to learn if he had an attorney. The case was ; to have been set for trial next month. Timberlake was said to have fired a pistol last February while in the of ; flees of former Judge Gus A Schuldt ! in Police Court. At the time, he paid a *15 fine for discharging firearms and a $10 fine for intoxication. Police notified his wife, Louise, and a brother, who identified the body at the hospital. The coroner's office is investigating. RAJAH MOUNTS CANNON; STILL DEFIES ARMY | Rejects All Efforts to Get Him Out of Stronghold After Revolt Against Overlord. By the Associated Press. JAIPUR, India, April 26.—The em battled Rajah of Sikar. in revolt against his overlord, the Maharajah of Jaipur, today mounted small cannon on his town gates and continued hi* defiance of a small besieging army. All efforts to persude the rajah to evacuate his stronghold at Sikar, walled town of Northwestern India, were rejected. The besiegers, including two train loads of Jaipur state infantry, a squad ron of lancers and 200 military police, have made no effort to take the town by storm. However, they mounted machine guns at points facing the walls. Two hundred of the rajah’s follow ers armed with lathis—long staves— were seen at approaches to the main gate, but the rajah was believed to have thousands of other followers en trenched inside the town, the normal population of which is about 18,000. PLAN TO MOVE TOWN THREATENED BY RIVER Engineers Take Steps to Relocate Vidalia, La., Before Waters Engulf Buildings. By the Associated Press. VIDALIA, La., April 26.—Govern ment engineers plan to move this whole township of 1,000 population about half a mile inland before the Mississippi River makes good its threat to swamp the buildings. The construction of cutoffs, princi pally one through Giles Bend, which juts out into the river right above Vidalia from the Mississippi side, has piled water dangerously high against the town’s barriers, Government ex perts believe. Although no emergency is felt at present, they are anxious to get the removal under way so the old levee can be abandoned and a new one constructed farther back—to relieve pressure by widening the river—by the end of summer. So the engineers have drawn up specifications for transplanting the en tire community — churches, business houses, railways, homes and other components of this Concordia Parish seat.