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(U. S. Weather Bureau Forecast.) Rain this afternoon and probably early tonight; tomorrow fair; not much change in temperature; lowest tonight about 54 degrees. Temperatures today—Highest. 55. at midnight; lowest, 51, at 1 p.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. Meant Associated Press. 66th YEAR No. 34,346. WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, MAY 14, 1938—THIRTY-SIX PAGES. ** Entered as second class matter rpiTT)i?i? n"i?vTfTci Post office. Washlncton. D. r lllnPirj (/PjA I S. W V_ ECONOMIC WAR Cardenas’ Recall of Envoy Is Expected to Bring Reprisal. > ENGLISH MINISTER’S WITHDRAWAL LIKELY Claims Demand Leads to Rupture After Long Battle Over Oil Expropriation. background— Mexico expropriated foreign otvned oil industry, valued at $400. OOO'.OOO. on March 18, and since then has made no payment to the 1 dispossessed companies. British made greatest interest in Mexican oil industry. London has twice sent notes demanding restoration of the seized properties and this week made an abrupt demand for pay ment of claims in default since January 1. By thi Associated Press. MEXICO CITY. May 14—Mexico and Great Britain came to a diplo matic parting of the ways today for the third time in two decades. Offended at Britain's "unfriendly attitude" arising from President Lazaro Cardenas' expropriation March 19 of ' British oil properties valued at $250, 000,000, the Mexico government an nounced withdrawal of its Minister in London, Primo Villa Michel, and closing of its legation there. It was confidently expected that the British Minister to Mexico, Owen St. Clair O'Malley, who presented his credentials only last November 5, would be recalled promptly as Britain's first act. Mr. O'Malley himself said that such • action as Mexico took was rarely Unilateral. Economic Measures Expected. local quarters held it likely that Great Britain, which already had an nounced her intention to boycott Mexican oil, would follow the sev erance of diplomatic relations with economic measures designed to bring the Cardenas government to terms. There was no indication, however, as to what form these measures would take. Mexico bought from Great Britain * to 1935 and 1936, respectively, goods worth 23.400,000 and 23,700,000 pesos and sold her goods worth 76,200,000 and 67,800,000 pesos, so that cessation of commercial interchange would hurt this country most. tThe peso was quoted yesterday at from 4.28 to 4.32 to the United States dollar.) Britain’s increasingly energetic pro tests against expropriation of Aguila (Royal Dutch Shell) Oil Co., along with 16 other British and United States companies, prepared the way for the diplomatic break. Twice in recent weeks Mr. O'Malley , presented demands for return of the | properties, asserting there had been ! “denial of justice” and political mo tivation in the seizure, and twice Mexico flatly refused. Claims Cause of Rupture. A small bill for 370,962.71 pesos, less than $100,000, and Britain's in sistence that it be paid was the direct cause of the rupture, however. The bill was for the third of 12 annual installments on British claims growing out of Mexico's civil wars. Payment was due January 1. Several times recently Mr. O’Malley had in quired informally about the matter and received no reply. Wednesday he wrote a formal note. He told the Mexican government that its attitude toward this bill and toward “government indebtedness gen erally” was “far from reassuring” and “in itself rendered unjustified an ex propriation an essential condition of which would be payment of full and adequate compensation.” k Foreign Minister Eduardo Hay in his reply yesterday sharply challenged Britain's right to “analyze the do mestic situation of Mexico.” He added, apparently referring to war debts, that "powerfuVfitates having at their command abundant resources” were not paying all their bills and in formed Mr. O'Malley orally of the withdrawal of the Mexican Minister from London. Text of Announcement. The official announcement said: "The Minister of Great Britain was i • • • advised that, in view of the unfriendly attitude of the British government toward Mexico, growing out of the recent expropriation of the oil companies, the Mexican government considered it necessary to withdraw its Minister in London and the personnel of its legation in that country, clos ing it, and leaving the archives in custody of the Consul General, Gus tavo Luders Denegri.” In 1920, the British envoy was re called from Mexico' as a result of , British claims against the government. Three years later relations again were severed after agrarians besieged and killed an English woman who refused to let her lands be expropriated. Mexico has been at odds, too, with the United States. Relations were broken off after the assassination of President Francisco Madera, in 1913, not to be resumed until Carranza be came President in 1917. Carranza’s assassination severed them again in 1920 and they were renewed again in 1923 after Obregon came to the presi dency. There was some belief here that Britain, facing the Mexican govern ment's unyielding attitude on the oil Issue, had moved deliberately toward ending diplomatic relations, but this could not be confirmed. Commenting editorially on the Brit ish note which resulted in the break, the newspaper Ultimas Noticias said yesterday: "We do not remember having read in * the annals of diplomacy a note sent by one government to another with which it cultivates friendly and peace ful relations so bitter, so malevolently Intended as that which the govern ment of his British Majesty has sent y to Mexico.” Mussolini Hurls Deti at U. S., Threatening to Fight to End Hits at Warning by Woodring, and Says Totalitarian Bloc Will Meet Democracies9 Challenge. Py the Associated Press. i GENOA, Italy, May 14—Premier Benito Mussolini, hitting back at what Italy regards as anfl-Fascist bias in the United States, declared today that the totalitarian states would “become a bloc and march together to the end” if threatened with a “doctrinal war by the so-called democracies.” 11 Duce’s thinly-veiled but unmis takable thrusts at "speeches from across the ocean” reflected the Italian government's growing irritation over remarks made recently by Secretary of War Harry H. Woodring of the United States and various other American acts. Mr. Woodring, in a speech May 5, warned dictator-controlled nations that democratic countries might some day get enough of their provocations and resort to war. Other things regarded as entering OIL SETTLEMENT Washington Is Embarrassed by Effect Upon Good Neighbor Policy. By the Associated Press. Informed persons represented State Department officials today as disturbed by Mexico's break in diplomatic re lations with Great Britain and con cerned lest it cause this country em barrassment. The possibility of any such step as a British naval demonstration in Mexican waters was said to be re mote. but persons close to the de partment expressed the opinion that in any event the rupture would make more difficult, and possibly delay, a settlement of American claims for expropriated oil properties. The United States and Great Britain have exchanged no views on the diplo matic break. Secretary Hull said at his press conference. He declined to con sider the question as one which might affect the United States’ dealings with Mexico, in relation to the oil prop erties or otherwise. Valued Up to $150,000,000. These properties have been valued unofficially as high as *150.000,000. President Roosevelt, however, has in dicated this Government would not support claims tor more than the sum actually invested. The British properties expropriated March 18 along with those of Amer ican oil companies were valued at about $250,000,000. The United States Government ad vised Mexico it would expect that government to pay for the properties, but conceded Mexico's right to ex propriate them. This, coupled with President Roose velt's subsequent remarks as to what payment would be expected, contrasted with the British attitude. Britain asserted a conviction that the expropriation had been dictated by political considerations and charged justice had been denied the oil com panies in the procedure followed. Speculate on Policy. Observers here speculated on the possible effect on the prestige of the administration's "good neighbor” policy if Britain's action resulted in return of the expropriated British properties. Most believed that if this were done, the United States would demand simi lar treatment of the properties of its nationals. There was speculation, too, on the possibility that some totalitarian power might seize on the situation to strengthen relations with Mexico and arrange for purchase of oil produced from the properties. Persons cl9.se to the State Depart ment said it was unlikely this country would offer to mediate the dispute between Mexico and Britain. No Need to Consult U. S. Asked whether Mexico had con sulted the United States before sever ing diplomatic relations, State De partment officials said that at first sight this was a matter directly be tween Mexico /nd Great Britain and they did not see that Mexico was re quired to consult this country. When Britain first adopted her strong attitude toward the expropria tion of the British oil properties, some officials believed this might help the United States’ position because it would better contrast the “good neigh bor’’ attitude of the United States and induce the Mexican government to adopt a more conciliatory view toward this country. The matter, however, has now gone too far to have this ben eficial effect, it is thought. The United States may be placed in the trying situation of being asked by Mexico to handle her representation with Great Britain. Informed observers did not believe Great Britain would take any re taliatory steps beyond placing a boy cott on Mexican oil. DR. HUGO ECKENER PAYS VISIT TO ICKES’ OFFICE Assumption Is German Called to Discuss Secretary's Helium Sale Opposition. Bjr the Associated Press. Dr. Hugo Eckener. veteran German dirigible commander, paid a visit to Secretary Iekes’ office today. Interior Department, officials assumed he had called to discuss Mr. Iekes’ opposition to sale of helium to Ger many for the operation of her new dirigible, the XL-130, built to replace the ill-fated Hlndenburg. Dr. Eckener went directly to the Secretary’s office to await an inter view. Mr. Iekes previously had said he would see Dr. Eckener if the latter desired. into the Italian attitude were state ments by Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes, a congressional move to have Italy named among violators of the Kellogg-Brland pact and the State Department's failure to recognize the sovereignty of Ethiopia. The Ethiopian matter has for sev eral months blocked conclusion of a new commercial agreement between the United States and Italy. II Duce. who arrived in Genoa this morning aboard the battleship Conte di Cavour, said in a speech devoted to international affairs that Italy wants peace. "But," he asserted, "we must be ready with all our forces to defend it, especially when we hear speeches— even if from across tlje ocean—on which we must reflect. "It perhaps is to be excluded < from i See MUSSOLINI, Page A-9.) HUNGARY JOINING Relations Grow Stronger With Reich and Italy, Premier Says. Br the Asjccittrd Preas. BUDAPEST, May 14.—Hungary’s new "strong man" premier, Bela Imredi. today announced Hungary is drawing closer to the Rome-Berlln axis of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mus solini. In a speech in Parliament outlining foreign policy Imredi said "Our re lations with Germany are growing more intimate” and stronger also with Italy. The same, he asserted, holds true for Poland. The new premier, who formed a government yesterday to combat un authorized Hungarian Nazi move ments. said his policy would continue to be "an active, peace policy.” Wide Divergence on Peace. Imredi pointed out. however, that there were wide differences of opinion as to how to establish peace. Hun gary has an active revisionist element demanding return of territory lost in the post-war settlements. "On one side are those who believe in maintenance of the status quo and on the other those who stress the im portance of a genuine and Just peace," he said. Imredi, who yesterday succeeded Koloman Daranyi as premier, had two bills ready to push through Parlia ment—both aimed at Ferenc Szalasl. “the Hungarian Hitler” and leader of anti-government Nazi groups. One of the measures would provide more drastic penalties for disturbing public peace; the other would tighten restrictions on the right of public as sembly. Nazi Experiment by Government. Imredi s plan for ending the politi cal uncertainty which caused Dar anyi’s resignation contained an un spoken assurance that Nazi and Fas cist ideas would be tried out thor oughly in Hungary, but the experi ment will be conducted by the gov ernment—not by opposition groups. A five-point program announced last night disclosed that Hungary is to have compulsory labor service, a modi fied form of the “strength through joy" movement and a corporative sys tem of control, similar to Germany’s and Italy’s, for trade, industries and professions. STORM ON WAY Warnings Up for Coastal Ships From Virgiina Northward. An eastbound storm centering over Illinois and Indiana caused the Weather Bureau today to warn ship ping along the Atlantic Coast. Warning flags were ordered up from, the Virginia Capes to Block Island, R. I., at 10:30 a.m. The bureau said the storm ap parently was moving east northeast ward and that it would be attended by increasing southeast and south winds reaching gale force at times late this afternoon or tonight. CUTATEANGSHAN, JAPANESE REPORT 400,000 Chinese Troops Are Declared Trapped in Suchow Area. CAPTURE CULMINATES FIVE MONTHS’ BATTLE Invaders Also Land Forces Near Foochow for Attack Upon Canton-Hankow Line. BACKGROUND— Japanese have striven for five months to conquer East Central China by means of offensives from North and South toward East-West Lunghai Railway. Resistance by overwhelming superiority of Chi nese numbers held up Japan’s drive from North and caused one major setback lor Nipponese forces at Taierhchwang more than a month ago. rijr the Associated Press. SHANGHAI, May 14.—A Japanese ! Army communique said today the vital Lunghai Railway—objective of Japan s Central China campaign—had been cut east of Tangshan. Mobile troops reaching the line immediately blew up a bridge. Traffic over the railway, running east and west through the heart of Central China's rich agricultural area, had been blocked shortly before by aerial bombardment, disrupting trans portation of war supplies to China's huge army defending the region. In reaching the railway the Jap anese achieved a goal for w/iich they have been battling five months. Japanese Army spokesmen declared 400.000 Chinese troops were trapped in the Suchow area, with no choice other than to surrender or face anni hilation. Suchow was violently bom barded, with 100 civilians killed. Troops Land Near Foochow. While the Japanese were furiously pressing their advantage in Central China, warships landed troops near the South China port of Foochow— evidently for an attack on the Canton Hankow Railway. Japanese planes swarmed overhead, protecting the ground troops as they planted the rising sun flag on the Lunghai Railway. At least 200 planes were reported supporting the operations, bombing and machine-gunning Chinese de fenses And dumping huge quantities of explosives on Suchow, junction point of the Lunghai and Tientsin Pukow railways. Thrust at Railway Seen. Military observers believed the land ing at the mouth of the Min River, 10 miles below Foochow, was preliminary to a determined effort to cut the Canton-Hankow line over which China has been receiving most of tne muni tions and other supplies coming to her through South China ports. It was the second landing on the tSee CHINA, Page A-9.) OUTBOARDS TUNED FOR 130-MILE RACE 100 Men and Mother of Two Enter Annual Albany-to-New York Marathon Tomorrow. Ey the Associated Press. ALBANY, N. Y., May 14.—One hun dred men (more or less) and the young mother of two children tuned roaring motors today in preparation for to morrow’s bounding ride down the Hudson River—the Uth annual 1«0 mile Albany-to-New York outboard motor boat marathon. This is the race where many start, but few finish. Last year 115 drivers of the “flying shingles’’ took off. Ex actly 41 finished. Marshall Eldredge of East Wey mouth, Mass., the 1937 winner who piloted his class C boat down the river in 3:06:21—an average speed of 41.7 m. p. h.—was back to defend his laurels. Three other past winnere also were entered: Clayton Bishop, the Onsett, Mass., fireman who won in 1936; the veteran Fred Jacoby, jr„ of North Bergen, N. J„ 1935, and Charles Johnson of Cranberry Lake, N. J„ 1934. Mrs. Kay Crippin of Saratoga Springs, N. Y., is the lone feminine contender. She’s tried twice before and each time she failed to finish. Summary of Today's Star Page. Page. Amusements B-l< Obituary A-8 Church News Radio A-8 A-12-13-14 Real Estate B-l-6 Comics B-14-15 Short Story A-14 Editorials A-10 Society .. ..A-15 Finance _A-18 Sports A-16-17 Garden page B-7 Woman's * Lost*Found A-S Features .A-15 FOREIGN. Hungary drawing closer to Rome Berlin axis. Page A-l Anglo-Mexlcan break embarrasses U. S. in oil dispute. Page A-l Lunghal railway cut at Tangshan, Japanese report. Page A-l Mussolini hurls dell at U. S., threaten ing light to end. Page A-^ New Hungarian premier starts anti Nazi drive. Page A-l Fifty new Loyalist planes strike rebel offensive. Page A-2 New cabinet formed in Belgium by Spaak. Page A-9 Great Britain angered by Mexican diplomatic break. Page A-9 Czechs’ Minister in London sees Hen lein. Page A-9 Chile threatens to leave League if re forms are barred. Page A-9 Berlin denies charge Jewish rules hit United States. Page A-9 NATIONAL. C. I. O. issue gags Lewis in Pennsyl vania primary. Page A-l WASHINGTON AND VICINITY. Boy convalescing from effects of unique skull operation. Page A-3 Tuberculosis group to make inspection at Glen Dale. Page A-20 McCarran, ired by amendment, to fight own aviation legislation. Page A-20 EDITORIAL AND COMMENT. Editorials. Page A-10 This and That. Page A-10 Stan, Men and Atoms. Page A-10 Answers to Questions. Page A-10 The Capital Parade. Page A-ll David Lawrence. Page A-ll Mark Sullivan. Page A-ll Jay Franklin. Page A-ll Lemuel F. Parton. Page A-ll SPORTS. Griffs anxious about Ferrell’s lack of slab form. Page A-16 DIMaggio, Lavagetto new batting lead en in majors. Page A-16 Five-hour auto race involves months of preparatory toil. . PageA-17 Louis to be easy, says Galento, victor over Mann. Page A-17 MISCELLANY. Shipping News. Page A-5 Vital Statistics. Page A-6 City News in Brief. Page A-6 Nature’s Children. Page A-ll Bedtime Story. Page B-14 Letter-Out. Page B-14 Cross-Word Puaalo. Page B-14 Contract Bridge. Page B-ll (fswi) fp»W] \WORWj Ill/ •• ■ • AMBASSADOR KENNEDY INSISTS ON WEARING LONG PANTS AT KING GEORGE’S _. _RECEPTION. C. 1.0. BSE GAGS Support in Keystone State for Kennedy Is Weakness as Well as a Power. Bv G. GOULD LINCOLN, Staff Correspondent of The Star. PHILADELPHIA, May 14 —John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers and head of the Committee for Industrial Organization, declared by Gov. George Earle to be the "one and only" issue in the Democratic pri mary campaign in Pennsylvania, has never made a speech in the State since the campaign started. Unless there is a change in plans he won't until after primary day Tuesday. Yet Mr. Lewis is responsible for the candidacy of Lt. Gov. Thomas Ken nedy for the Democratic nomination for Governor. Senator "Joe" Guffey probably had something to do with the final decision to enter Lt. Gov. Kennedy, for Mr. Lewis needed Sena tor Guffey—and vice versa. But in the main, had it not been for the in sistence of Mr. Lewis, Mr. Kennedy would not now be a candidate. As a matter of fact he did not want to be a candidate. He was drafted—just as he was drafted to be candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 1934, and to strengthen the then Earle-Guffey Democratic ticket. Mr. Lewis is one of the most dynam ic and persuasive speakers in the country. There are few orators to compare with him—and none in the Pennsylvania primary campaign. Yet he has been tongue-tied in this cam paign, which will result either in a great political gain for the C. I. O. or in a major defeat. Why? The answer is easy. Mr. Lewis is a voter in Illinois and, the Pennsylvania people do not like to have an outsider dictate who shall be their chief execu tive in Harrisburg. Second, the C. I. O. support of a gubernatorial candi date is at once a strength and a weak ness. It is a strength because the United Mine Workers—the backbone of the C. I.. O.—has some 230,000 members in Pennsylvania, and because (See PENNSYLVANIA, f>age A-9.) NEW LABOR TROUBLE . MAY CLOSE CIRCUS Actors’ Federation Rejects Pay Cut Proposal—Fight Renewal Threatens to End Tour. B> the Associated Press. NEW YORK. May 14.—Renewal of a dispute between the American Fed eration of Actors (A. F. of L.) and the Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus today threatened to halt the annual tour of the “big show.” Several hundred circus workmen at a mass meeting last night rejected a proposal by the circus management of a wage-cut and authorized the union's Executive Council to call a strike any time. Ralph Whitehead, union executive secretary, said another Issue was the circus’ asserted refusal to discharge 100 or more employes not in good standing with the union, which has a closed shop contract. A mass meeting of the performers was scheduled for late today. The union called a strike & month ago, when the circus was in Madison Square Garden. It was settled after two days by a pay Increase for work men. The show, now in Brooklyn, is scheduled to move to Washington to night. Circus laborers now get $60 a month and board and room, and Mr. White head said John Ringling North, presi dent of the circus, had asked the union to accept a reduction to $30 a month and board and room. The union official said the request was “in the form of an ultimatum” with the intimation that if it were not accepted the show would close and go back to winter quarters at Sarasota, Fla. Doughton Under Knife. Representative Robert L. Doughton, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, underwent an ab dominal operation today at Garfield Hospital. Dr. W. balhoun Stirling, who per formed the operation, said Mr. Dough ton probably would spend two weeks in the hospital and about two more at home before returning to his duties. Glass to Leave For Home Soon To Take a Rest By the Associated Press. Senator Glass said today he would return soon to his Lynchburg. Va.. home and stay there for the rest of the session. ^ Friends said one factor in Senator Glass' decision to leave Washington was his annoyance over recent con gressional developments. He is a vig orous opponent of some of the heavy spending features of President Roose velt's program designed to aid recov ery. which is pending in the Senate Appropriations Committee, and the wage-hour bill, pending in the House. He said recently, however, there was little use in speaking against meas ures "when nobody is going to listen to you.” A principal factor, friends asserted, ! were doctor's orders several weeks ago that he go home and rest. The Vir ginian. 80 years old, has been especially active as chairman of the Appropria- ! tions Committee and as ranking Demo crat on the Banking Committee. GERMANY PROTESTS BRAZILIAN ARRESTS Six Reich Citizens Jailed as Suspects in Abortive Fascist Coup. By the Associated Press. RIO DE JANEIRO. May 14—The German government today protested to Brazil against the arrest of six German citizens as suspects in the abortive Fascist rising Wednesday against President Getulio Vargas. The Brazilian government, however, assured the German Embassy the six were arrested as individuals and that there was no indication they were agents of any foreign power or or ganization. The assurance was given despite the fact President Vargas flatly accused the Fascist Greenshlrts of having "for eign help” in their short-lived uprising against his regime. He did not name the foreign source of their aid. President Vargas declared the In tegralists had seized upon "all possible sources without regard to their origin and unheeding the fact that with foreign help they compromised the sovereignty of Brazil.” The Vargas government in recent months has taken drastic action to restrain German Nazi activities in Brazil, but officials said there was no concrete evidence the Nazis supported the Integralist revolt. The main search for revolt suspects centered on the fugitive Integralist chieftain, Plino Salgado. who has been in hiding since the organization was banned March 18. . — . ■ .. — ■ m-__ SERGEANT IS CONVICTED OF REMOVING PAPERS Three-Year Labor Sentence Is Reconsidered by Court After Clemency Plea. Br the Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO. May 14 —A mil itary court yesterday convicted Sergt. Samuel B. Edgeman, 30th Infantry office attache at the Presidio of San Francisco, of removing official and confidential records from the office files. Edgeman was dishonorably dis charged and sentenced to three years at hard labor, but a plea for clemency resulted in a decision to reconsider the punishment. Maj. L. F. Daniels, who presided, said among papers taken were rec ords of Army and Navy maneuvers and part of the flies of the Army In telligence Service. HULL-ROPER ROW DENIED BY EARLY President Studying Plan to Have Joint Reports by Attaches, He Says. President Roosevelt is directing a joint study by the State and Com merce Departments that is expected to result in a reorganization of the commercial attache reporting system prevailing in American embassies abroad. In announcing the reorganization plan today Stephen Early, secretary to the President, .said the principal pro posal is that the trade advisers here after should report jointly to Secre tary Hull and Secretary Roper instead of solely to Mr. Roper, as at present. At the same time, Mr. Early denied reports that the study has led to a disagreement between the two cabinet officers and that this disagreement might lead to the resignation of one or the other. He also denied that the new program called for transfer of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce from the Commerce to the State Department. Joint Reports Suggested. Although it has been suggested in some quarters. Mr. Early told report ers, that commercial attaches, being assigned to embassies, should be ap pointed by the Secretary of State rather than by the Secretary of Com merce, the ultimate decision probably will be that the attaches should be appointed, as now. by the Commerce Secretaiy and detailed to the State Department with instructions to re port jointly to both departments. Mr. Early said the present system of reporting directly to the Commerce Department "does not make for effi ciency.” He pointed out that occa sionally the matters reported by com mercial attaches have distinct diplo matic angles which should be known to the State Department. To remedy this defeat in the system, the presi dential secretary said, the President has joined in a study by Secretaries Hull and Roper and Undersecretary of State Sumner Welles. Auto Example Cited. Mr. Early cited several instances to show the need for joint reports by the trade attaches. He pointed out that signs recently have been posted in France urging the public to “buy French automobiles.” and that ap parently these notices were placed with the knowledge of the French government. Naturally, he said, this becomes a subject of diplomatic im portance, but, under the present sys tem. the trade attache's report on this campaign “may or may not” reach the State Department. There would be no change in the reporting methods of Army and Navy attaches of the embassies, Mr. Early said, because the data they collect is highly confidential. -» ■ Old Battleship Goes to Sea. BREMERTON, Wash., May 14 (jR. —The U. S. S. Kearsarge, form bat tleship converted into one of the world’s large crane ships, went to/sea again today. The 11,000-ton ship was towed by three Navy tugs into midstream, where the transport Sirus planned to take her in tow on a 6,000-mile voy age to the East Coast for use in con struction of new naval vessels. BULLETIN A man identified by police as E. J. Patchell, 52 years old, was found dead from a pistol wound in the Hotel Lee House shortly after noon today. A pistol was found beside the body, according to police. Hiding of 4 Invalids in Flat 14 Years Charged to Family By tbe Associated Press. BOSTON, May 14.—Children’s or ganizations today pushed an Investiga tion of the case of two Roxbury broth ers and two sisters said to have been hidden in a squalid flat for 14 years because none of them was able either to walk or talk. Robert C. True, agent for (he Mas sachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, said the four, offsprings of a 73-year-old father and 53-year-old mother, included boys, 35 and 15, and girls, 33 and 14. The younger boy was blind, as well as dumb, he said, and all were suffering from disease. The four were patients at Psyco pathic Hospital today, pending prob able removal to a State institution for specialized training. Two other daughters, who worked as domestics, supported the family in poverty, since the father was forced to give up his trade as a carpenter, Mr. True reported. A minister’s report that neighbor hood children saw shadowy figures moving around in darkened rooms of the flat prompted the society’s inves tigation. UDDERS’ STOCK IN $70100 RACE Only Nine Will Go to Post in Preakness as Dah He Is Scratched. ANAFLAME WITHDRAWN BECAUSE OF ILLNESS Dauber, Second in Derby. Made Favorite in Early Betting at Odds of 5 to 2. By the Associated Press. Pimlico, Baltimore. m<j„ May 14.—A steady rain that started falling in midmorning threatened to furnish a dismal setting for the 48th run ning of the Preakness late today as the overnight field was reduced to nine by the scratching of William Wood ward’s Anaflame and Hal Price Head ley’s Dah He. The skies were still overcast four hours before post time for the first race, but there was evidence they might clear before the 3-vear-olds parade for the big *70.000 race at ap proximately 4:55 p.m., Eastern stand ard time. A continuation of the rain, however, would furnish ideal conditions for the mudlarks—notably Dauber, the fa vorite, and Sun Egret, a doubtful starter unless the track is muddy. The last time the Preakness was run over an ofT track was in 1933, when Head Play won. Anaflame Is III. Anaflame, only filly in the overnight field of 11, was withdrawn officially this morning after Trainer James Fitzsimmons had announced last night she would not start, due to Illness. The withdrawal of the filly left Fight ing Fox as the lone representative of Woodward's Belalr Stud. Mr. Headley also decided to rest hopes on Menow, early pace setter and fourth in the Derby. Dah He was regarded as a rank outsider, any way. A continuation of the rain would play havoc with the crowd. All of the reserved seats have been sold, but the stands seat only about 15.000. Several hundred ushers stood in small groups under the shelter of the stands, with nothing to do as the expected early arrivals failed to put in their appearance. Although Dauber, second In the ; Derby, reigned a 5-2 favorite as the first of an expected crowd of 45.000 poured into Pimlico, most experts classed the field for the 48th running as "wen-balanced.” Probably not more than seven will face the barrier at about 4:55 pm. (Eastern standard time). Doubtful starters were Bull Whip and Sun Egret. Short Stretch Hampers Dauber. Dauber's ability as a stretch runner brought him the place position in the Kentucky classic just a week ago. That very virtue worked to his disad vantage today. ine preaxness is 1-16 mile shorter j than the Derby and Pimlico's stretch I is less than 3-16 of a mile, as com pared with the '.,-mile straightaway at Churchill Downs. Coupled with that is the No. 6 post position drawn by Dauber. That called on Jockey Maurice (Moose* Peters to exercise all his riding skill to keep the slow-starting William Dupont, jr„ colt out of early trouble and in a position to bid for victory j during the final jarring drive before | the grandstand. The Preakness’ major question | marks are Fighting Fox, owned by j Woodward, and Bull Lea. Warren j Wright's colt. They disappointed in the Derby, but on form flashed in early-season races rate another chance. t The Fox and Bull Lea were the heavily-played favorites in the Derby. They'll get no such support today with Myron Selznick's Can't Wait and Hal Price Headley's fleet Menow, third and fourth at the Downs, rated above them. Can't Wait Second Choice. Can't Wait, son of Victorian, 1928 Preakness winner, figures to be the second choice with George Woolf on his back. The California veteran is well acquainted with the track. He won the Preakness two years ago with Bold Venture and hung up a new track record of 11-6 miles with Pompoon in the Dixie Handicap on Wednesday. He and Raymond (Sonny) Workman, who'll be up on Menow, are the only former winners in the field. Menow, juvenile champion of last year, offers his high speed as his greatest foundation for hopes of vic tory. He set the Derby pace for a mile then weakened. However, Pim lico's sharp turns and straightaways favor Menow. --—- • SCHOOL TO GET D. C. ESTATE OF STIMSON Former Secretary of State Bequeaths vWoodley to Phillips Andover. Woodley, the estate at 3000 Cathe dral avenue N.W., which is owned by Henry L. Stimson, former Secretary of State, has been bequeathed to Phillips Andover (Mass.) Academy, and will pass to the school on the death of Mr. and Mrs. Stimson. The gift was made known yesterday in New York, where the Stimsons now reside. Mr. Stimson, an alumnus of Phillips Andover, is president of the board of trustees. Woodley was purchased by Mr. Sttmson*when he headed the Hoover cabinet. It embraces 18 acres and was part of the original tract known as Rock of Dumbarton. The mansion house was built by Philip Barton Key, and has been the scene of many notable gatherings. Jhe place was used as a summer home by Presidents Van Buren, Tyler, Buchanan and Cleveland.