TO D. C. DISCUSSED
House Group to Originate
Means to Construct
New York Route.
By WILL P. KENNEDY.
A conference of House members
from the five States—New York,
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware
and Maryland—was scheduled this
afternoon In the House Committee on
Post Office and Post Roads in re
sponse to a call issued by Representa
tives Dew, Daly and Boland, all Demo
crats of Pennsylvania.
The group will originate a resolution
looking toward construction of a di
rect, high-speed highway from New
York to Washington, and including a
rural resettlement project extending
some 250 miles.'
The conference follows a visit by
Mr. Drew to. the White House, where
it is reported he received encourage
ment. The conferees today will de
termine whether the proposed com
mittee to study this project will be a
House committee, which would have
to be ready to report before the close
of the present Congress on January 3,
or should be a joint committee of
Senate and House, which would be a
continuing committee, extending its
studies into the next Congress.
Use Abandoned Rail Sites.
It is proposed that the new direct
highway would be made a self-liqui
dating project with a small toll charge
until the costs were amortized. Much
of the right of way, it was explained
by Mr. Drew, could be along aban
doned railroad rights of way. The
right of way would be obtained by con
demnation proceedings which would
permit large areas on both sides of
the proposed highway to be acquired
and resold as rural homes and small
farms with quick access to markets
along the new' highway.
These small farms and rural homes
would be sold on easy terms, arranged
by co-operation of Federal and State
authorities. Through the resale of
these properties it is hoped to finance
the entire proposition, so the initial
toll charge could soon be abandoned.
Representatives Drew and Daly em
phasized that this project would be a
test case for scores of similar pro
posals all over the country, and would
set an example of what could be done
in other congested traffic areas, so
that a network of such high-speed
highways might be constructed all
over the country in an interlocking
and connecting system.
No Cross Roads.
This proposed first link is through
the most highly congested section in
the country—from Jersey City to
Washington, entirely through rural
sections, but cutting close to the prin
cipal shipping points. It would have
no cross roads and entrances about
every five miles. There would be
separate lanes for buses and trucks.
The backers also point out such a
highway system would be of great
value in times of war for quick mo
bilization and movement of trucks.
They also emphasize it would fur
nish employment for a large number
ef worker* now on public relief.
Mr. Drew said he had conferred
With telegraph and telephone officials
and they would welcome the oppor
tunity to have their wires burled in
•onduits along this right of way.
PAGEANT TO BE GIVEN
ON TUESDAY EVENING
Newly Naturalized Citizens to
Be Ouesta of Honor at
The Americanization School Associ
ation of the District will present a
pageant, “The Story of the Ratifica
tion of the Constitution,” in exercises
next Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the depart
mental auditorium, Thirteenth street
and Constitution avenue N.W. James
L. Houghteling. commissioner of im
migration and naturalization, and
newly naturalized citizens will be
guests of honor.
Mr. Houghteling. Mrs. Alexander H.
Bell, chairman of the Americanism
Committee of the D. A. R„ and Miss
Maude E. Alton will extend greetings
to the new citizens. The musical pro
gram will include selections by the
school association band, directed by
Joseph Romeo, and Norwegian songs
by Sola Holman, accompanied by Yo
Col. Frederic A. Delano, president of
the association, will presid# The pro
gram is sponsored by the Labor De
partment, the Board of Education, the
D. A. R., the District Federation of
Women’s Clubs, the Twentieth Cen
tury Club, the Citizenship Class and
Nine-Month School Assured.
FRONT ROYAL, Va., May 12.—
The Warren County Board of Super
visors adopted a county budget yes
terday for the fiscal year beginning
July 1 which included an increase
of the tax levy in the amount of 10
cents on every $100 of property valu
ation assessed, which assures a term
of nine months for county schools
next year. The present length of
the school term Is eight months.
Members of the board are *John B.
Earle, chairman; C. Oma Maddox,
H. Leland Mathews and Wade H.
Two Distinct Lines
Washington has two distinct
outside electric power connections,
one of which is in use almost
dally, it was pointed out today in
connection with information given
out yesterday in the national de
fense study of electric power sys
tems that there was no “tie-in”
between the District of Columbia
One line from Baltimore, via
EUicott City, connects Washing
ton directly with the whole east
ern Maryland hydro and steam
system . It delivers 60,000 kilo
watts at 135,000 volts. Another
available connection is the electri
fied Pennsylvania Railway Sys
These lines travel over separate
Plane on Exhibit for Airmail Week
The ivorId's first airplane post office will be established in this 21-passenger American Air
lines plane at Fourteenth street and Pennsylvania avenue N.W. by the Washington City Post Of
fice as a feature of National Airmail Week, May 15-21. The airliner, to be open to public inspection
from 8 a.m. to midnight daily next week, will be inaugurated as a post office by Mrs. Franklin D.
Roosevelt at 1:15 p.m. Sunday. _ —Star Staff Photo.
Preakness Favorite Breezes
V/4 Miles in 2:093/5.
Others Warm Up.
Special Dlcpatch to The Star.
PIMLICO, Md., May 12.—"Give us
an equal break in racing luck and we
will be hard to whip in the Preak
Thus spoke Trainer Dick HandUn
after watching the Foxcatcher Farm’s
Dauber, early favorite for Saturday's
1 3-16-mile classic, breeze l1* miles this
morning in 2:09%. The chestnut son
of Pennant and Ship of War accom
plished the trial handily. He cooled
Finishes Eased Up.
Maurice (Moose) Peters, who was
astride the runner-up in the Ken
tucky Derby and who will be up on
the Preakness favorite this week end,
had a snug hold on the colt through- i
out the long trial. The mile was run
in 1:42. He galloped past the l’g
mile pole in 1:56% and was being
eased up when he hit the Hi-mile
mark in 2:09%.
A few minutes after 8 o’clock Train
er Prank Kearns sent the Calumet
Farm’s Bull Lea on the track. After
warming up by galloping once around
the «tal. Jockey mtnr Anderson
brake the brown son of Bull Dog and
Rose Leaves at the seven-eighths pole.
Anderson had too strong a hold on
Bull Lea and when Trainer Kearn’s
stopwatch showed his colt covering the
half in 0:25%, 0:51%. he started wav
ing Anderson on with a large white
Once let down, Bull Lea went on to
the three-quarters In 1:17 4-5. After
stepping seven-eighths in 1:29 3-5, An
derson started easing up Bull Lea and
the colt galloped out the mile in
Can’t Wait Works Ont.
Tommy Taylor, who came down
from New York to breeze Myron Sels
nick’s Can’t Wait, third in the Ken
tucky Derby, sent the chestnut son of
Victorian and Winged Bee, a slow
three-quarters in 1:20. Taylor said
after the work that Can’t Wait was
ready and didn’t need any faster trial.
Clem McCarthy, who will broadcast
the Preakness over a Nation-wide
hook-up, was an arrival from New
York. McCarthy says he looks for
Saturday’s event to be the most hotly
contested since Victorian beat Toro a
nose in 1928.
5-YEAR FLOOD PLAN
House Control Measure Would
Authorize Projects to Cost
By the Arsociated Preaa.
A five-year plan of flood control
went to Congress today with leaders
planning to ask initial appropriations
next year to carry it out.
As drafted by the House Flood Con
trol Committee, the bill would author
ize projects to cost $375,000,000 dur
ing the five fiscal years ending June
The committee, lacking authority to
recommend actual appropriation of
money, prepared the program on the
basis of recommendations by the Army
engineers. Appropriations can be
proposed only by the Appropriations
Committee, which has made its flood
control recommendations for the 1939
Those recommendations, approved
by Congress, provided $118,000,000 for
flood control projects previously au
Veterans Spin Yarns of War on
Rummage Sale Ammunition
Woman’s Army and Navy League Stages
Battle for Funds for Soldiers,
Sailors and Marines.
By JOHN J. DALY.
Lovely ladles and pretty girls, mem
bers of the Woman's Army and Navy
League, are staging a rummage sale
today and tomorrow at 829 Seven
teenth street N.W., in the downtown
sector, while the beneflciaries-to-be
sit around in the Soldiers, Sailors and
Marines’ Club—several blocks away—
and swap yams.
Mostly old sergeants, top-kickers
all, the boys who once wore the uni
form talk of bygone days when the
Army was the Army, the Navy was
the Navy and the Marine Corps just
a third wheel in the service; before
leathernecks were full-fledged soldiers,
when they were half sailors and half
Cavalry men. artillery men and engi
neers, they gather each day and sit
on the front porch of an old con
verted mansion that overlooks the
parkway where Massachusetts avenue,
L street and Eleventh street form a
liaison. There they listen to the head
master, former Sergt. Daniel Joseph
Maney of the old fighting 3d Cavalry—
a man who saw service in Russia.
China, the Philippines and who ended
his career as head overseer at the old
Army prison, Alcatraz, now called
Helped Make History.
The old-timers have come here, in
retirement, from the far ends of
the earth. They have been places,
under the American flag, and have
seen things that made history—the
Boxer uprising, the Filipino insur
rection, the Spanlsh-American War
and the World War.
Every now and then some one stops
to load a pipe and ask the question.
"How goes the rummage sale?"
"Leave that to the ladies," Scrgt.
Dan McFadden, Gen. Pershing’s old
orderly, says—and they forget the
"I remember, once, we were rum
maging through some hills the other
side of Ypres," Sergt. Tom Williams
of the 1st Division, A. E. F., breaks
in, and gets no further; for some one
else recalls a rummaging party they
held over in Tein-Sein when the Ma
DOUBT IS RAISED
ON WEST TRANSFER
Morgenthau Denies He Urged
Undersecretary of Interior as
Br the Associated Press.
Secretary Morgenthau threw wide
open again today the question of
whether Charles West, Undersecretary
of the Interior and White House liaison
man, would be assigned to a high
Mr. Morgenthau said at his press
conference: "I have not recommended
Mr. West for the position of controller
of the currency.”
Following a break with Secretary
of the Interior Ickes some months ago,
Mr. West was discussed for several
positions in the Government. He has
been expected to leave the Interior
Department as soon as a suitable spot
can be found.
Some of Mr. West’s friends said yes
terday he had been definitely selected
to succeed J. F. T. O’Connor as con
troller of the currency. West himself
was understood to be very receptive.
Secretary Morgenthau would not
say the job would not go to Mr. West.
He would answer only the question,
“Have you recommended Charles Wes*
for the controller's job?” The answer
Charlotte Girl Is Favorite
In Pimlico Nursery Field
Special Dispatch to The Star.
PIMLICO. May 12.—Elwood Sach
Charlotte Girl, is the early 3-to-5 fav
tomorrow’s flve-eighth-mile feature.
Charlotte Girl has won six consec
9 stall in the eight-horse field. If all s
In addition, there will be $1,000 secoi
and fourth positions taking down $500
The official make-up qf the Pimli
P.P. Horse. Wgh.
1 Star Runner_... 122 J. 1
2 Pomary__11$ O. i
3 Star Struck_119 R. 1
4 Ghost Flyer..122 H. ]
5 Charlotte. Girl_na j. I
$ Post Luck. Ilf M.
7 War Moon.132 A. £
S Lerao -119 J. L
tenmaier's undefeated 2-year-old filly,
3rite to capture the Pimlico Nursery,
utive races. She wlH break from No.
tart, the winner’s share will be $5,010.
id money, with the winners of third
and $250, respectively,
so Nursery field follows:
Vestrope.-.W. H. Berri_ 6-1
Voolf_Three Cousins Stock
Workman ..A. O. Vanderbilt.M-l
tlchards...Brandywine Stable.. 20-1
ongden_El wood Sachaenmaier $-5
Peters_T. J. Hill. $-1
rines landed and got the situation
well in hand. Sergt. Tom, by the way,
is down from New York City for treat
ment at Mount Alto, having had his
legs pretty well plastered with ma
An old-timer, former Sergt. C.
Wormley, just in from Paris, France,
steps into the picture and recalls that
after the World War he stayed “over
there" and is now in America as
representative of the Paris Chamber
“Do they have rummage sales In
Paris?" Sergt. George Boyden of the
old 28th Infantry wants to know, and
gets an answer:
"Rumage sales? And are they
In comes Sergt. Alcid Duvall of Fort
Shatter, Honolulu, who is chauffeur
for Gen. Andrew Moses—both here
on furlough—and the old-timers start
talking about the good old days in
Hawaii. Just as they are in the midst
of the conversation, a young fellow in
uniform with a traveling bag In his
hand, steps to the desk and asks for
who are you, soldier?" he is asked.
"Private Gouker—eMhrle K. Gou
ker—Just in from Scpfleld Barracks,
Hawaii," ha says, and adds, "Medical
Old-Timers and Youngsters.
There you get the idea of it all. The
Soldiers. Sailors and Marines’ Club
caters to all hands in the three
branches of the service—those in and
those out—old-timers and youngsters
To keep the club fires burning, in
the winter time, and the ice cooler
well iced in the summer, the ladies
of the Army and Navy League, led by
its president, Mrs. L. D. Gasser, wife
of the assistant chief of staff, are
staging their annual rummage sale.
Other officers are Mrs. Beatrice Hol
comb, vice president, wife of the com
manding general of the Marine Corps,
and Mrs. Mabel Rhodes, secretary and
treasurer, whose husband is a retired
colonel of the Army Medical Corps.
As one of the men at the club re
marked, “It's the rummage sale that
keeps us from being rummies!”
Princeton Group Distribute*
Leaflets Denouncing Mayor
By (be Associated Press.
JERSEY CITY. N. J„ May 12.—
Princeton University students "in
vaded" Journal Square last night to
distribute anti-Hague leaflets as an
opponent of Mayor Frank Hague an
nounced a court test would be started
to review the constitutionality of this
city’s ban on street meetings without
Twelve youths who did not give
their names handed out circulars ad
vertising tonight’s Princeton rally
against Mayor Hague, at which Nor
man Thomas, Socialist leader, will
speak, and carried placards proclaim
ing "Is he the law? Fight Hague!”
Morris Shapiro, counsel for the
Workers’ Defense League, said Mr.
Thomas would seek to review not only
the Jersey City ordinance banning
meetings without permits, but also the
manner in which it has been en
He indicated that Mr. Thomas would
not appear next Tuesday night at a
scheduled rally in defiance of the ad
ministration, but would meet a chal
lenge issued by Director of Public
Safety Daniel Casey for a local court
test of the legality of the debated
regulation that resulted in the forcible
ejection from Journal Square twice In
A few hours earlier a State leader
of the Catholic War Veterans re
iterated a prediction of violence by
veterans against anti-Hague speakers
and said he "feared” thousands of
veterans would “take the law into their
own hands and drive out this group
of red communistic leaders and pre
vent their invasion of the city.”
Prince Marat Dead.
PARIS, May 12 UP).—Prince Joachim
Murat, direct descendant and name
sake of the man whom Napoleon
made King of Naples, in 1808, died
Wednesday in a private hospital. He
was 52. A cavalry officer in the World
War, he won French and Italian War
Crosses. He served a term in the
i Chamber of Deputies.
TAX BILL AWAITS
ROOSEVELT 0. K.
Treasury Sees Prospects
of 50 Million Reduction
TWO years of steady criticism of
oapUal pains tax and penalty levy
on undistributed corporate profits
resulted in recommendations last
winter by special House committee
for modification of both. House
followed committee proposals, but
Senate went far beyond to change
whole theory of capital gains tax
and to modify drastically the profits
tax. In conference, Senate ap
parently gained better bargain.
Bj the Associated Press.
Final congressional approval of
the new tax program left Treasury
officials today with prospects of about
$50,000,000 less income for next year
than they had anticipated.
Original estimates provided for $5,
330,000,000 revenue in the bill, but one
Federal expert declared the lower level
of business and the resultant decline
in corporation profits would reduce
President Roosevelt was expected to
give quick approval to the legislation,
which greatly modifies the present un
distributed profits and capital gains
levies—targets of business criticism.
Treasury officials, however, said pri
vately. they were not fully satisfied
with the new provisions, adopted as a
compromise after the Senate had elim
inated the entire undistributed profits
tax. One expert sdid the new rates
might enable some very rich persons to
avoid paying as heavy income taxes as
under the present law.
Choice for Taxpayer.
The new capital gains provision per
mits a taxpayer to elect whether he
will pay that tax immediately or hold
his taxable assets more than two years
and pay a flat 15 per cent.
A Treasury official said wealthy cor
poration Investors could take advantage
of the provision to avoid huge sur
taxes by holding their profits in the
corporation for the two-year period
and paying the flat 15 per cent. Other
wise, he said, their incomes would be
pushed into higher brackets.
Rates in the new bill, which re
enacts much of the present tax law,
will apply to this year's corporation in
comes, and the levies will be payable
next March 15.
There were predictions that efforts
might be made next session to change
some of the features disliked by the
administration. A new tax schedule
will have to be framed either next year
or in 1940, because the one Just ap
proved by Congress expires December
Bill Passed, 242 to 89.
Before the House agreed yesterday
to the compromise legislation. 242 to
89. Republicans expressed once more
their opposition to including even a
remnant of the undistributed profits
“You are leaving in this bill the seed
of what may spring up again to injure
business,” said Representative Tread
way. Republican, Massachusetts. “I
think it is a fatal mistake.”
Representative Vinson. Democrat,
Kentucky, who helped direct the de
tailed work of writing the legislation,
“We have done our dead level best
to bring to the House a bill that will
be helpful to business."
Representative Vinson then offered
his resignation from Congress to be
come a judge of the Circuit Court of
Appeals for the District of Columbia.
Provisions of Measure.
Briefly, the measure provides:
An undistributed profits tax. ap
plicable to corporations having more
than $25,000 income, ranging from
16 ta to 19 per cent, depending on the
amount of profits distributed.
A graduated tax of from 12to 16
| per cent on corporate Incomes under
A revision of capital gains taxes,
setting a flat 15 per cent rate on gains
from assets held more than two years,
20 per cent of those held from 18
months to two years, and ordinary
income and surtax rates on those held
leas than 18 months.
An increase in the hard liquor tax
from $2 a gallon to $2.25.
Repeal of certain “nuisance" taxes.
Estate and gift tax provisions un
changed except to reduce the annual
exemption for gifts from $5,000 to
ON SPECIAL FLIGHT
President's Wife to Have Day of
Entertainment and Speaking
at Charleston, W. Va.
By the Associated Press.
An early morning airplane flight
will take Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt
to Charleston, W. Va., tomorrow for
a day of sightseeing, speaking and
A special 7 a.m. departure of the
American Airlines Washington-Cin
cinnati plane has been arranged, Rep
resentative Jennings Randolph, Dem
ocrat, of West Virginia, said today,
arriving at Charleston about 0:14.
Mrs. Roosevelt and Representative
Randolph will go directly to the Gov
ernor's mansion for breakfast with
Gov. Homer A. Holt. At 10:30 a.m.
both will speak to 1,000 students at
Morris Harvey College.
Mrs. Roosevelt will go by motor to
Red House, a homestead near Charles
ton, for lunch and an inspection trip
in the afternoon.
Fishing is good for ministers, even
on Sunday, the Washington chapter
of the Isaak Walton League decided
The chapter adopted a resolution
commending trustees of a Spring
field (Vt.) Methodist Church for okay
ing a recent finny expedition by its
minister, the Rev. Lawrence Larrowe.
The resolution, introduced by Dr.
Lewis Radcliffe, national vice presi
dent of the league, expressed the
"hope that more of our leaders Will in
dulge in the moments of excitement,
the periods of great thrill, and the
contemplative moods between bites
when fishing, as contributing to the
moral and religious well being ot our
Peopled - ' *
Vinson Sworn In as Judge
Fred M. Vinson of Kentucky, retiring from Congress after
long service in the House, is shown being sworn in today as a
justice of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of
Columbia. The oath is being administered by Joseph W. Stewart,
clerk of the court. ^_—Star Staff Photo.
AS DISTRICT JUDGE
Notables on Hand as New
In the presence of Senators and
Representatives, members of the legal
fraternity and other notables. Fred F.
Vinson was sworn in this morning as
an associate justice of the United
States Court of Appeals for the Dis
trict of Columbia.
The oath of office was administered
by the clerk of the court, Joseph W.
Stewart. Justice Vinson took the con
stitutional oath in chambers, swear
ing to uphold the Constitution of the
United States, and then at the public
ceremony Mr. Stewart administered
the judicial oath, whereby the new
jurist swore to administer justice
equally to rich and poor.
With Chief Justice D. Lawrence
Groner presiding, three attorneys were
admitted to practice before the appel
late tribunal after Associate Justice
Vinson was sworn in.
Quit House Yesterday.
Associate Justice Vinson until yes
terday was a member of the House,
having long served in that body as a
Democrat. Although President Roose
velt nominated him for the bench to
succeed justice Charles S. Robb, re
tired, and Justice Vinson was con
firmed by the Senate some time ago.
he remained In Congress to handle tax
conspicuous in the courtroom were
Senators La Follette, Progressive, of
Wisconsin; Harrison, Democrat, of
Mississippi, as well as Representative
Sam Rayburn, Democrat, of Texas,
the majority leader of the House. ,
Mr. Vinson made his farewell speech
in the House yesterday afternoon in
urging adoption of the conference re
port on the new tax bill, which later
was agreed to.
The Kentuckian made his farewell
speech in the House yesterday after
noon in urging adoption of the confer
ence report on the new tax bill, which
later was agreed to.
He was eulogized by associates.
Speaker Bankhead declaring Mr. Vin
son has “the best organized and
analytical mind I ever came in contact
with," and adding: “I say with as
surance that he will continue to re
flect credit on his character and in
tellect in his new position."
Serving Seventh Term.
Mr. Vinson, who hails from Ash
land, Ky.. was completing his seventh
term in the House.
Mr. Vinson was tendered a dinner at
the Carlton Hotel last night by House
members who have served with him on
the Ways and Means Committee.
Others present included Mr. Ray
burn and Representative Boland of
Pennsylvania, the Democratic whip.
Committee members who honored
the veteran Kentucky Representative
included Cullen of New York, Sanders
of Texas, McCormack of Massachu-1
setts, Lewis of Maryland, Cooper of |
Tennessee, Boehne of Indiana, Fuller
of Arkansas, Disney of Oklahoma,
Lamneck of Ohio. Buck of California,
Duncan of Missouri, Thompson of Illi
nois. Dingell of Michigan, Robertson
of Virginia, Wearin of Iowa, Treadway
of Massachusetts, Crowther of New
York, Kuntson of Minnesota, Reed of
New York, Woodruff of Michigan and
Jenkins of Ohio.
NAVY EMPLOYE FOUND
DEAD IN APARTMENT
Police Break Into Room After
Neighbors Report Him Missing.
Natural Causes Blamed.
Henry L. Monahan, SO, a stenogra
pher In the Navy Bureau of Yards and
Docks, was found dead shortly before
noon today by police who broke into
his apartment at 722 Seventieth street
N.W. after learning he had not been
seen for a week.
Mr. Monahan apparently had been
dead for several days. He was lying on
a bed in his underclothing. Death ap
parently was due to natural causes.
The body was removed to the Morgue
pending an investigation by the cor
Mr. Monahan had lived alone in
the apartment. When neighbors re
ported he was missing, Policeman Ray
H. Russell of No. 3 precinct went to
the apartment and forced the lock.
Relatives of the dead man living In
Boston were notified.
CONGRESS IN BRIEF
Relief—House leaders hope to pass
spending program by night.
Radio—House Rules Committee con
siders resolution for radio investi
Aviation—Senate eonsiders bill to
create agency for regulation of civil
Naval—Senate considers compro
mise on billion-dollar expansion pro
Probably Will continue consideration
of civil aeronautics Mil.
Indian Affairs Committee holds open
meeting on routine business, 10:30
Hot ejected to be Hr aeetlea. * * '
FOR EASTERN D. a
Spirited Clash Occurs at
Hearing Before Utilities
Demands for provision of bus serv
ice for Marshall Heights and Capitol
View and other communities in the
far eastern section of the District
were laid before the Public Utilities
Commission today by spokesmen for
2,500 residents of the areas, provoking
determined opposition from the Cap
ital Transit Co.
Robert F. Johnson, corresponding
secretary of the Capitol View Citizens’
Association, presented maps and sur
vey reports to show that some resi
dents of the colored communities now
are forced to walk from a half mile to
two and a quarter miles to reach the
District line street cars traversing
Dean avenue N.E. Repeated clashes
occurred when G. Thomas Dunlop,
counsel to the company, attempted to
disprove these claims and to show the
company would suffer financial loss
if a shuttle bus line were operated
from Benning road and Minnesota
avenue N.E. to Central avenue and
Fifty-third street S.E.
The witness insisted the proposed
bus line would prove compensatory to
the company and a long wrangle en
sued when Attorney Dunlop demanded
that he produce "dollars and cents
‘‘I can’t do that," the witness said.
"The company itself could not prove
the line would not be successful for
the reason the operation has not been
When Mr. Dunlop turned atten
tion to the District line service (the
old Columbia line) to prove his argu
ment, the witness insisted that that
line "must” be paying its way.
"Why, how can know that?" shouted
a ‘‘It must be successful whan car
riders have to stand up from the down
town section all the way out to Fif
tieth street N.E—and if it doesn’t
pay, then there's something wrong
with the operation of the company,"
Mr. Johnson retorted.
The commission is not expected to
announce its decision until next week.
The Arlington County <Va.) Board
last night held further hearings on
the proposed revised zoning ordinance
which is to become effective in the
Meeting in the Courthouse, repre
sentatives of citizens’ associations, real
estate dealers and individual citizens
proposed various changes to be in
corporated in the new ordinance. No
action was taken by the board and
it was indicated board members will
require about two weeks of study be
fore the new ordinance is adopted.
Serves 74 Interrogatories,
Asks Especially About
Any C. I. 0. Influence.
Last December, National Labor
Relations Board decided Ford Motor
Co/had engaged in "unfair labor
practices” and directed it to rein
state 29 employes discharged for
union activity. United States Su
preme Court on April 25, set aside
rate order of Secretary Wallace,
ruling he had not accorded market
agencies at Kansas City stock
yards "a fair and open hearing
Shortly after, Labor Board sought
to wtihdraio from court tts petition
for enforcement of its order against
Ford. The company countered by
filing a petition asking that the
board's order be set aside. Court
held last Monday company had
right to press this petition.
By me Associated Press.
NEW YORK, May 12.—Counsel for
the Ford Motor Co. announced they
had moved to compel the National La
bor Relations Board to answer a series
of questions designed to show whether
the company had received a "full, fair
and open hearing" before the board.
A series of 74 interrogatories was
served on the board and filed in the
Federal Circuit Court of Appeals at
Covington. Ky., the Ford lawyers said,
In connection with a petition which
charges that the company was denied
the "rudiments of fair play.”
Frederick H. Wood of counsel said
one of the questions was designed to
show whether any employe of the
Labor Board "who was in any way con
nected with the investigation, prosecu
tion, review or decision” of the Ford
case was connected with a C, I o
Judicial Lawyers Seen in Union.
“It is our information,” Mr. Wood
said, that some time ago the lawyers
employed by the National Labor Re
lations Board, including those exercis
ing functions of a judicial nature in
controversies between unions and em
ployers, formed a union of their own.
"I am further informed that the
, president of this union was one of
; the lawyers who reviewed the Ford
i In their series of questions, the Ford
lawyers demanded to know':
Whether any member of the board
had consulted with or received any
communication from John L. Lewis,
Homer Martin or other officials of
the C. I. O. while the Ford case was
Whether attorneys for the board
had collaborated on the case with .
representatives of the United Auto
mobile Workers of America or the
C. I. O.
whether the board's decision “or
any predecessor draft thereof was
submitted beforehand to "any depart
ment or bureau or agency of the
United States other than the National
Labor Relations Board or to any em
ploye thereof or to any other officers
of the United States, or to one Benja
min V. Cohen or to one Thomas Cor
I Wither any member or employe of
the board had discussed the case while
j It was pending, with “any other officer
or department, bureau or agency of the
United States or of the State of Mich
igan or employes thereof or with said
Benjamin V. Cohen or said Thomas
And whether any communications
regarding the case were received from
the C. I. O.
FLYERS ESCAPE INJURY
IN FORCED LANDING
Two naval aviators escaped in jury
| when their plane was forced down in a
wheat field near Langley. Va , late
yesterday, the Navy Department re
The flyers were M N. Cushing, avia
tion machinist's mate, and W. C.
Jones, aviation photographer. They
had left the Anacostia Air Station to
take pictures of the new ship basin
under construction at Carderock. Md.
Cushing was forced to land when the
motor failed. The plane was damaged
Maryland—Pair and continued cool tonight and tomorrow; probably light
frost in exposed places of north portion tonight.
Virginia Pair and continued cool tonight and tomorrow; probably light
frost in exposed places of west portion tonight.
West Virginia—Pair and continued cool tonight and tomorrow; light to
heavy frost tonight: warmer Saturday.
Pressure remains low over New England
New York and the St. Lawrence Valley
°S the Middle Atlantic Coast, steam
ship Raleigh, about 250 miles east ol
Atlantic City. 29.80 inches, and Ottawa
Ontario. 29.84 inches. Pressure is loa
and failing from Western Missouri south
westward to Northern Mexico. Elk City
Okla.. 29.74 inches. A disturbance ol
wide extent is moving eastward over North
western North America. 8imDson. Districi
of Mackenzie. 28.92 Inches. Pressure Is
high over the North Pacific States and
from Southern Hudson Bay and Southern
Manitoba southward over the Lake region
and the upper Ohio and upper Mississippi
valleys, with an extension from James Bay
eastward to Labrador and thence south
ward over Newfoundland. Port Arthur. On
tario. 30.26 Inches and North Head. Wash .
and Cape Raee. Newfoundland. 30.18
Inches. Relative high pressure prevail!
over the east Gulf States. Port Eads. La..
30.04 Inches. Showers have occurred In
the Middle Atlantic snd North Atlantic
States, the Ohio and lower Missouri val
leys. Tennessee, the Plains States, the
Northern Rocky Mountain region, the
North Pacific States and the Northern
Plateau region. The rainfall was heavy
In Dortions of Western Missouri and
Eastern Kansas. Clinton. Mo., reporting the
greatest amount. 1.80 inches. The tem
perature has fallen almost generally over
the eastern half of the United States, and
it is now considerably below normal almost
generally from the Plains States eastward
to the Atlantic Coast. Light to heavy
frosts were reported this morning from
the Lake region the upper Ohio Valley and
the Northern Appalachian region.
Record for Last 34 Hoars.
Yesterday— Decreet. inohes.
4 p.m._ 64 29.81
8 p.m._ 61 29.84
Midnight_» 49 29.91
T04*a!m. 46 29 93
8 a.rn._ 45 30.01
Noon _ 54 30.01
KoDort for Last 24 Hoars.
(From noon yesterday to noon today.)
Highest. 87. 5 p.m. yesterday. Ysar
Lowest. 44. 5:45 a.m. today. Year
Record Temaoratares This Year.
Highest. 87. on April 28.
Lowest. 18. on January 28.
Hamldity for Last 34 Hoars.
(From noon yesterday to noon today.)
Highest, 91 par cent, at 1 a.m. today.
Lowest. 38 per cent, at noon today.
(Furnished by United States Coast and
High_6:31a.m. 7:15 a.m.
Low _2. 12:47 a.m. 1:33 a.m.
High_ 6:56 p.m. 7:38 p.m.
Low _ 1:25 p.m. 2:09 p.m.
The Ban and Moan.
sun. today _ 4:50 7:10
Bun. tomorrow_ 4:58 7:11
Ivon, today_ 6:48 p.m. 3:48 a.m.
i Automobile Uchts must bo turned on
eno-hall hour alter sunset.
. Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers clear
I Falls today **"*' Potom,c clear •« Great
,, . , Precipitation.
I roVS?!^17 Precipitation in Inches In th*
I Capital (current month to date):
; toAverage. Record.
i January -2.64 3.55 7.83 '37
MabrrharS'-HI 3.27 8.84 ’84
ADrnh-}•' g 3 75 8.84 'PI
Mar -iS7. 3.27 P.13 '89
June-°~° 3.70 10.69 '8P
jSPv - — 4.13 10.94 '00
Aua»«t- —- 471 10.63 -80
S^ntemk.-,- 401 14.41 ’28
owob”- lit :p
Kir™*" — ::: 2.37 Ub &
December- 3.32 7.56 '01
Weather In Various Cities.
Abilene **T faU'
Albany _ 29.94 68 36 clear
At anta . 29.96 74 64 c eSr
Atl. City. 29 94 fl° 42 rilk
mrmvhre S888 2r' 44 O.'lO Clear
Birm ffham .30.00 TO ,50 Cloudv
Bismarck. 30.06 68 44 Cloudv
Boston . _ 29.86 66 44 ” cloud*
Buffalo _ 30.00 46 36 0 02 Clear*
Charleston 20.90 82 60 c eaP
Chicago 30.18 50 40 C ear
Cincinnati 30.14 64 34 0 04 C ear
Cleveland. 30.10 48 40 clear
Columbia. 29.96 76 56 clear
Denver 29.88 68 46 I” cloudy
Detroit __ 30.12 50 34 c ?ar*
El Faso . 29.78 88 62 C ear
Galveston 29.98 76 68 I" Cloudy
Helena 29.94 56 48 cloud*
Huron . 30.18 64 40 - r SnSI
Indi'apolis 30.12 56 38 0 06 cSar
Jacks ville 30.00 82 58 8 C ear
Kans. City 29.92 70 48 O 92 Pain
L. Angeles 29.98 70 64 °'9Z Cloudy
Louisville. 30.12 64 42 ~~ c oudy
Miami . 29.98 80 60 jgg clear*
Mpls.-St.P. 30.20 66 3ft Cear
N. Orleans 30.02 80 '64 clear
New York 29.92 62 38 0 IS Rain
Okla. City 29.80 78 02 Clear
Omaha 30.06 68 46 Cloudy
Phoenix1'* g? % * ** gloudy
U 8 o-M &*
Pianb.O- 30 14 64 66 0.04 Clear
Raleigh _ 29.96 76 52 Cloudv
St. Louis 30.04 64 44 Court*
S'ltL'keC. 29.98 72 52 Ctoudv
8. Antonia 29.90 80 04 c oudy
San Diego 29.94 66 58 Cloudv
8. Fr cisco 30.00 64 52 Cloudv
Seattle 30.08 58 54 0.22 cloudy
Spokane . 30.06 62 52 0.00 Cloudy
Tampa 30.00 84 66 Clear
Wash.. D.C. 30.00 07 44 0.05 Clear
(7 a.m. Greenwich time, today.)
. . _ , . Temperature Weather.
London. England _ 54 Cloudy
Paris. Prance _ 50 Clear
Berlin. Germany_ 50 Cloudy
Brest. Prance _ 54 Clear •
Zurich. Switzerland_ 4s Cloudy
Stockholm. Sweden 4.'t Cloudy
i Current observations.)
Horta iPayali. Azores 04 Rain
(Noon. Greenwich time, today.)
St. Georges. Bermuda _ 70 Rain
San Juan. Puerto Rica 80 Cloudf
Havana. Cuba-*_ 74 Clear
Colon. Canal Zone_ 78 Clear
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