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Requests $94,285,404 for
Commodity Credit to
Restore Capital.
the Associated Press.
President Roosevelt asked Congress
today for $94,285,404 "to provide for
the restoration of the capital Impair
ment of the Commodity Credit Corp.”
The corporation needs the money,
said John D. Goodloe, its vice presi
dent. because of losses on price-bolster
ing loans to growers of 1934 and 1937
Mr. Goodloe said the corporation
now holds 1,670.000 bales of 1934
prown cotton on which it made loans
at 12 cents a pound, and about 5,500,
000 bales of 1937 cotton.
In appraising the corporation's hold
ings on March 31. the Treasury De
partment appraised this cotton at 8 5
cents a pound, the market price pre
vailing at that time, Mr. Goodloe said.
This was lower than the loan rate on
the 1934 cotton and much of the 1937
loan cotton.
Other supplemental appropriations
asked by t lie President included
$415,000 for the Railroad Retirement
Beard Acting Budget Director Daniel
W. Bell has advised the President that
the reduction in railroad employment
in the past few months had greatly
increased the number of retirement
Mr. Roosevelt also asked $400,000 to
pay $20 per year to the 16,667 indi
viduals expected to enlist in the
newly re-established Army Reserve
during the 1939 fiscal year.
In letters to Speaker Bankhead, the
President asked also for these supple
mentary appropriations:
To settle judgments against the
Government rendered by the Court of
Claims, $9,940,793: for judgments by
Federal district courts, $90,915; to
defray expenses of the celebration this
year of the 75th anniversary of the
Battle of Gettysburg, $900,000; for
congressional printing by the Govern
ment Printing Office, $408,000; for
the Civil Service Commission, $400,000.
Association for Prevention of
Blindness Takes Project
as Next in Work.
Plans to employ a full-time oculist
In the District public school system
were being pushed today by the Dis
trict Association for the Prevention
of Blindness.
Mrs. Allan L. Vories. president of
the association, spoke last night be
fore the 25th anniversary meeting of
the District Association of Workers
for the Blind at Epiphany Church.
Most of the latter's members are blind
themselves and feel strongly about
correcting preventable blindness in
ethers, Mrs. Vories said today.
Last night she told her audience two
thirds of blindness cases are pre
ventable and that in the last 18 years
cases of blindness have been cut 50 per
She said the cause of blindness pre
vention in Washington had been given
great impetus by legislation making
treatment of the eyes of new-born
children compulsory. The next step
she said was to protect the city's pre- !
school children with an official public [
•chool oculist.
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Judge Holds Woman Placed i
Herself in Jurisdiction of
Nevada Court.
Holding that she submitted herself,
to the jurisdiction of the Nevada court;
by signing a power of attorney. District'
Court Justice Jennings Bailey yester- j
day dismissed a bill for absolute
divorce filed bv Mrs. Florence Me- j
Nichols, 1717 R street N.W.
In her bill of complaint she had ,
alleged that her husband. Wellington ;
McNichols. 918 Eighteenth street NW„ i
had not obtained a domicile in Nevada,!
but simulated residence there when in !
reality it was in the District. Accord- !
Ingly, she argued, his Nevada divorce
was not entitled to full faith and
credit here.
Justice Bailey, however, took another i
view, saying that she could not raise :
the question here now, having signed
a power of attorney. The defendant
was represented here by Attorney
James R. Kirkland.
Lee Buck, Veteran Employe, Is
Made Head of New Office
in Interior.
Creating a new office in the Interior
Department, Secretary Ickes today ap
pointed Lee Buck, veteran employe, as
director of forests.
The plan is to co-ordinate all activi
ties of forest conservation and man
agement of public lands under the
jurisdiction of the department. The
forest activities under Mr. Buck, it
was said, cover lands approximating
15 per cent of the total area of con
tinental United States.
The new director has been in the
Indian Bureau for 26 years, during a
great part of which he directed forestry
in the Indian reservations. He spent
most of his service in the West, but
ir. recent years was transferred to
Name Adolf Fuehrer
Causes Difficulties
For Young German
By the Associated Press.
BASEL, Switzerand. May 20.—
A young German who recently
escaped from a concentration
camp sought a new home in
Switzerland today, all because of
his name—Adolf Fuehrer.
The refugee, who formerly was
general manager of a Catholic
organization in Cologne, said
that each time he told a Nazi
officer his name, he was threat
ened with punishment for mock
ing Germany’s Fuehrer — Adolf
After spending weeks in three
camps— the last near Berlin—
Fuehrer managed to escape and
fled to Switzerland.
Wrecked Truck Barricades Post Office
Photo shows Mason and Dixon Line truck after the accident at, Bcltsville. Md., in ivhich two
versons were hurt early today. The heavily loaded van was struck by a car going north on the Bal
timore-Washington boulevard and overturned next to the Beltsville Post Office, nearly blocking
the side entrance, in which the woman is standing. —Star Staff Photo.
Shows Interest in Operation
of Convalescent Farm
for Children.
Keen Interest in the operation of the
Christ Child Society's convalescent
farm at Rockville. Md . was displayed
by Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt yester
day on her visit there as honor guest
at the dedication of the Mary Vir
ginia Playhouse, reconstructed from
an old cow barn to provide more space
for the healing children.
Miss Mary Virginia Merrick, 70
year-old crippled president and
founder of the society, made one of
her few public appearances on the oc
casion of Mrs. Roosevelt's visit. She
was greeted with applause by the 200
adults and children present for the
Declines to Make Speech.
Mrs. Roosevelt and Miss Merrick
talked for some time about the opera
; tion of the farm. Miss Merrick, for
whom the playhouse was named, de
| dined to make a speech, but willingly
answered all questions asked by Mrs.
Dr. Robert Bier, attending physician
i at the home, addressed the gathering,
i explaining the converted barn will ac
commodate 15 additional youngsters
during the summer months, as well as
serve as a playhouse in the winter.
This boost will increase the farm's ca
pacity to 48.
The young patients are taken from
various Community Chest hospitals,
Dr. Bier said. In many cases, he :
pointed out, the youths are from
decidedly under-privileged families
and are built up morally and spiritu
ally as well as physically. The farm
is non-secretarian.
Plan Colored Home.
In answer to a question by Mrs.
Roosevelt, the speaker explained that
a movement is afoot to establish a
similar camp for colored children,
adding that a group of white persons
are acting in an advisory capacity to
a large number of colored persons
seeking to build a similar home. Pros
pects for their obtaining one are very
good. Dr. Bier said.
Miss Margaret Kennedy, farm su
perintendent, also acts as nurse for
the convalescent children, who, after
being discharged from the hospitals,
find themselves without proper .li
ties for fully recovering at home, are
given the necessary care through the
Christ Child Society.
The society now has working
branches in 36 cities in the country.
Dress Catches When Part of
Flaming Liquid Spills.
Burns Not Serious.
Miss Christine Carbaugh, 19, of 625
Carroll avenue, Takoma Park, Md.,
was recovering in Washington San
itarium today from burns received
yesterday while working at the home
of Robert Cruitt, 623 Carroll avenue.
When a mixture of turpentine and
wax she was melting on the kitchen
stove caught fire, Miss Carbaugh
threw it out a window, but some of
the burning mixture spilled on her
clothing and set it afire. She rolled
herself up in a rug, extinguishing the
flames. Police removed her to the
hospital, where her condition was re
ported not serious.
In order to raise funds for a new
gymnasium, pupils of the Blessed
Sacrament School presented an ama
teur program of vaudeville skits last
night in the Wardman Park Theater.
About 40 children participated. The
show’s climax was the ‘‘Snow White
Fantasy” in which first grade children
took the parts of the seven dwarfs.
The show was arranged by Joseph
Dunigan, Willard Nalls and Fred
Ugast, eighth grade students.
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Railroads—House debates R. F. C.
loans to railroads.
Appropriations — House committee
considers final deflenclency bill.
Relief—Senate subcommittee studies
$3,000,000,000 bill.
Senate—In recess.
Will not be in session.
Appropriations Committee probably
will meet to act on work relief bill.
Will not be In session.
$1,800 Realized
At Auction Sale
Of Dead Letters
The strange assortment of unclaimed
goods, accumulated by the dead letters I
and parcel post division of the City
Past Office over a year's time, went
under the auctioneer's hammer yester
day, bringing in a total of $1,800.
More than 600 bargain lovers at
tended and bid on everything from
fly swatters to automobile parts. A
storekeeper from Conyers, Ga . Robert
B. Elliot, took away $90 worth of goods.
Mr. Elliot has been attending the
auction here, as well as that in Atlanta
for seven years.
The biggest price brought at yes
terday's sale was for a lot of damaged
sterling silver, which netted $26.50
The record for single sales occurred
15 years ago when a Baltimore jeweler
bought a loose diamond at a cost of
more than $400.
Several ties with Alf M Landnn's
picture on them were auctioned off,
but the purchaser brought them back
and explained he wasn't a Republican
and couldn't use the campaign ties.
Auctioneering was in the hands of
three post office employes, Christopher
Zepp, Charles Gracke and A. G.
Mrs. Young Tells Alleged
Damages to Furniture
in Apartments.
Damage allegedly done to the fur
nishings in her Harvard Hall apart
ment by the late Representative
Marion A. Zioncheck was related to
a District Court jury today when
Mrs. Pamela S. Young took the wit
ness stand in her suit to recover
$2,700 from Mrs. Rubye Nix Zion
check. widow of the Washington State
Mrs. Young, magazine writer, who
sublet her apartment to the Zion
checks from January 1 to September
30, 1936, testified the furniture was
damaged badly by buttermilk, liquor
and even the contents of a fire ex
She said that when she visited the
apartment she found the dining room
table covered with a lather of butter
milk and liquor and that another
table was ‘'split and stained beyond
recognition," but that an attempt ap
parently had been made to recondi
tion it.
The jury was shown photographs of
some of the furniture Mrs. Young de
Mrs. Zioncheck, present at the trial,
followed the proceedings closely and
took notes on Mrs. Young's testimony.
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Grand Jury Indicts Pair in
Disappearance in 1935 of
B* *lie Asfcciated Press.
BALTIMORE, May 20.—Two indict
ments charging kidnaping were re
turned against Julius Eisenberg and
Hyman Cole by the grand jury today
in the disappearance of John Harri
son from his home July 20, 1935.
Eisenberg and Cole now are serving
terms in prison on charges of vio
lating the Federal liquor laws.
At their trial Judge W. Calvin Ches
nut ordered an investigation t»f Har
rison’s absence. Baltimore County
authorities had searched vainly for
Harrison and several excavations were
made near three stills alllegedly op
erated by Eisenberg and Cole about
the time of Harrison’s disappearance,
but Harrison's “body” was not found.
The case was laid before the grand
jury which returned an indictment
charging the two “did kidnap and
forcibly carry out of the State of
Maryland, one John Harrison.”
Detainers were served upon the ac
cused prisoners.
Donald Collins, who was shot during
a raid by agents of the Federal Alco
hol Tax Unit along Shooting Creek, in
Patrick County, yesterday afternoon,
was regarded at the hospital here as
"a mighty sick man.” Dr. J. A.
Shackelford said a bullet had punc
tured two intestines and the kidney.
A hearing is expected to be held at
Stuart by John Wickham of the Fed
erad Tax Unit during the day.
Trailer Van Upsets When
Hit at Sharp Curve
at Beltsville.
Ernest Wilson, 42, of 4422 Dittniar
road, Arlington. Va , and Margaret
Robinson, 21, of 422 Massachusetts
avenue N.W. were taken to Emergency
Hospital early today with cuts and
bruises about the head suffered when
the car in which they were riding col
lided with a truck and trailer van in
Beltsville. Md.
The truck and trailer, belonging to
the Mason Sc Dixon Line, was coming
south on the Washington-Baltimore
boulevard when the automobile, go.ng
north, apparently failed to negotiate
the sharp turn at Beltsville and
crashed into the front of the van.
The van was upset and damaged,
nearly blocking the side entrance to
the Beltsville Post Office. Neither the
driver of the truck. Burt Alvis. 30, nor
his helper. Andrew Mast, both of
Kingsport, Tenn., was hurt.
Taken to Hospital.
According to Mr. Alvis. Mr. Wilson
was driving the automobile. The in- !
i jured pair were taken to the hospital
- by James W. Rodeers, 2449 P street
N.W., a taxi driver.
In another accident on the Balti
more boulevard today Joseph E. Rose,
44. a salesman, of 1104 Twelfth street
N W. was taken to Sibley Hospital in
an undetermined condition after his
car skidded, overturned and crashed
into a telephone pole at College Park
He suffered head injuries and cuts and
j An unidentified white man. about 60
i years cld. was taken to Gallinger Hos- i
; pital with head cuts and pos
i sibly a fractured skull, suffered when ‘
struck by a street car at Eleventh and
F streets last night.
Clad in an old brown checkered
overcoat and old fireman s blouse and
trousers, the man was crossing F
street from the southeast to the north
east comer when hit by an eastbound
car operated by James M. Evans, 40,
of 1212 Oates street N.E. He was
taken to Emergency Hospital and
later transferred to Gallinger.
Struck Crossing Street.
Other accident victims late yester
day included Marjorie Bradley. 22,
colored, 1924 Fourteenth street N.W.,
w ho was struck by an automobile w hile
crossing in the 1900 block of Four
teenth street She was treated at
Freedmen’s Hospital for what may
be a fractured skull,
i Effie Stewart. 40, colored, 210 Rhode
] Island avenue. Brentwood, stepped
| from a street car into the path of
' another street car going the opposite
| direction and was treated at Casualty
Hospital for cuts and bruises and a
broken right leg.
Bicycling south on Fifth street, i
Walter W. Stockton, 20. of Silver
Spring, Md., collided with an auto
; mobile at Indiana avenue. He was
1 given first aid at police headquarters
I and taken to Emergency Hospital suf
I fering from a fractured collarbone.
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Mrs. Roosevelt, Mrs. Harriman
and Cabinet Wives Among
Inclement weather yesterday shifted
the scene of the National Woman's
Democratic Club garden fete from the
home of Mrs. J. Bruce Kremer to the
organization's clubhouse, 1526 New
Hampshire avenue N.W.
Among the guests were Mrs. Frank
lin D. Roosevelt, Mrs. J. Borden Harri
man, Minister to Norway and former
president of the club, and wives of
cabinet members and high ranking
Government officials.
The program included a style show,
directed by Mrs. Joseph D. Grigsby;
fortune-telling by Mrs. J. Hamilton
Lewis; dance numbers by Marion
Venable and a group of her students;
songs by Erma Castillo Najera, daugh
ter of the Mexican Ambassador, and
Winners of grab-bag and door
prizes got autographed pictures of Mrs.
Roosevelt, etchings and pictures of
the President and other articles.
Mrs. W. W. Hubbard, president of
the club, received the guests.
Impersonator of Christ to Be
Buried in Alpine Village.
20 (/P).—Anton Lang, world famous as
the ‘‘Passion Play” impersonator of,
Christ, will be buried Sunday morning I
in the cemetery of this little Alpine
He died Wednesday night at a
Munich hospital after an operation for
a stomach ailment.
Appellate Judges Ready to
Vacate if Supreme Court
So Decides.
p.v the Associated Press.
Three judges of the Federal Circuit
Court of Appeals at Philadelphia told
the Supreme Court today that If the
National Labor Relations Board were
permitted to "delay indefinitely” the
prosecution of litigation involving the
Republic Steel Corp. it "might well
be destructive of the morale of em
ployes and the credit of their em
They made this statement in defend
ing their recent action in refusing to
permit the Labor Board to withdraw
the litigation at issue.
The court instructed the board to
proceed with the case.
Although defending their action, the
judges said they recognized the "de
batable character of the question pre
sented on this record," and they "sub
mitted themselves to the judgment of
the Supreme Court as to whether or
not they had jurisdiction to enter the
order complained of."
Ready to Vacate Order.
They said they were ready to vaeate
the order If the Supreme Court thought
they lacked jurisdiction.
Arguments on the controversy will
be heard next Monday before the Su
preme Court.
The litigation grew out of a Labor
Board order directing Republic Steel
to reinstate 5.000 striking employes.
Republic Steel appealed to the Cir
cuit Court in an effort to have the
order set aside.
At the arguments Monday the cir
cuit judges will be represented by
attorneys for the steel corporation.
Similar litigation involving the Ford
Motor Co. and other concerns Is
Judges Make Decision.
Judges Joseph Buffington. J. War
ren Davis and J. Whitaker Thompson
said in their statement that the law
provided that after the Republic Steel
had filed its appeal with the Circuit
Court the Labor Board was required
to file a transcript of the entire record.
"The jurisdiction of the (Circuit)
Court," they added, "could not be de
feated by the failure of the board to
perform its statutory duty.”
The judges then referred to the La
bor Boards contention that the law
permitted it to withdraw litigation
from a Circuit Court at any time be
fore a transcript of the record was
The judges said it was "at least un
certain" whether this provision of the
iaw was “applicable in any case except
that in which the board is the peti
tioner for an enforcement order."
They said that "as between two pos
sible interpretations of the statute"
they had adopted the "one most favor
able to the liberty of the citizen."
Withdrawal of litigation involving
Republic Steel and the Ford Motor
Co. was decided on by the board after
the Supreme Court on April 25 had
criticized procedure followed by the
Secretary of Agriculture in reducing
charges permitted at the Kansas City
Stock Yards.
Fourth Defendant, in Hospital,
Ordered Released on $3,000
Bond on Recovery.
Three colored persons arrested Wed
nesday in narcotics raids in Freed
mans court between O and N streets
N W . were arraigned before United
States Needham C. Turnage today
and their cases continued until next
A fourth defendant, who was in
the hospital recovering from an oper
ation when the raids were staged, was
ordered released under $3,000 bond
on his recovery, no date having been
set for his arraignment.
Those arraigned today were Mrs.
Elizabeth Randolph, wife of Robert
Randolph, the hospital patient: James
Matthews, alias Charles Henderson,
and Arline Blackwell. The latter
two were charged with sale and pos
session of narcotics and bond for each
was set at $3,000.
Bond for Mrs. Randolph was set
at only $500 when Federal narcotic
8g~nt~ explained that she was neither
a “seller nor user.” but was in the
home when it was raided.
By the Associated Press.
Ignoring an earlier setbrrk. the
House Merchant Marine Committee j
recommended anew today that Con
gress subsidize vessels engaged in the
intercoastal commerce of the United
In a report by Chairman Bland, !
the committee urged adoption, in the
interests of national defense, of a biil
by Representative Welsh, Republican,
of California granting permissive au
thority to the President, Secretary of
the Navy and the Maritime Commis
sion to extend financial aid to a lim
ited number of ships engaged in the
East-West coast trade.
A somewhat similar proposal was
stricken from legislation considered
earlier in the session by the House.
The vote then was 132 to 27. oppo
nents charging the proposal was dis
criminatory against the railroads.
Boy of Halved Skull Happy
As Photographers Fire A way l
Alden Vorrath, photographed today in his crib at Children's
Hospital. —Star Staff Photo.
Little Alden Vorrath. blithely un
aware that the operation performed
on his head is unique in medical his
tory. trundled his green rubber auto
mobile around his crib in Children's
Hospital thus morning and rolled his
big blue eyes at the photographers
gathered around him.
“Bang, bang.” cried Alden helpfully
as the flashlight bulbs went off.
“Mama," said Alden, stretching out
his arms to a nurse, who explained
that everybody is “mama" to the 2U
year-pld son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Vorrath. 907 Taylor street N.E
If his head hadn't been swathed in
bandages, it would have been impos
sible to suspect that Alden. less than a
week ago, had his skull cut in halves,
which were wedged apart to give his
little brain room to grow.
He gurgled at the photographers,
waved to the children in the other
beds and otherwise performed like
any other little boy having his picture
After each explosion of the flash
light bulbs, Alden said, "That's all
now. Good-by." He doesn't know
many words, but he uses his brief
vocabulary on every occasion. When
a nurse approaches his bed he smiles
a welcome and bids her good-by.
He likes to surprise the nurses, too.
He hides behind his mammoth Peter
Rabbit picture book and cries, "Boo!"
Although Dr. H H. Schoenfeld. who
performed the operation, says it will
be at least six months before any
opinion can be given as to whether the
operation has corrected the microce
phaly from which the child suffers,
the youngster appeared normal and
happy today. The final effect of
microcephaly always has been idiocy.
He's very popular with the nurses,
who say he rarely cries and greets
each one of them as a special visitor.
He shook hands with each pho
tographer when the picture-taking
was finished and stood up in his crib
to wave good-by.
Bernstein Wounds Director
In Duel Over Theater Dispute
By the Associated Press.
PARIS, May 20.—Edouard Bourdet. '
director of La Comedie Francaise. was ;
wounded in the right arm today by .
Henry Bernstein, veteran playwright!
and duelist, in an "affair of honor” ,
that failed to settle their quarrel.
The principals left the dueling field
without reconciliation. The attending
physician said the wound was not seri- j
The duel, with dull-edged but needle
pointed epees, took place on an estate r
at suburban Neullly. and consisted of
two 2-minute periods of fighting, for
which Bernstein, adjudged the injured
party, chose the weapons. It was M.
Bourdet's first duel. Bernstein's ninth.
At the end of the second two-minute
period the referee sighted blood oozing
from M. Bourdet's right arm and. upon '
examination, declared the contest
Despite the protests of M. Bourdet i
and his seconds, the referee called Dr.
Thierry de Martel, chief surgeon of the
American Hospital, from the sidelines
to swab the wound with iodine. The
referee was Jean Joseph Renaud. him- |
self the veteran of many a clash at
Bernstein then stripped off his shirt
to show that he had been untouched
by his opponent's blade and. with his
seconds, followed M. Bourdet and his
party into the house on the estate.
A note signed by the referee, wit
' nesses and the attending physician
formally announced the result of the
Rencounter. It said:
"Conforming to the note previously
issued (announcement of the duel',
a meeting was held May 20 on the
outskirts of Paris.
•'After two exchanges, a body at
i tack by Bourdet was halted by a thrust j
: by Bernstein which touched Bourdet
| in the right arm. piercing the biceps 1
and stopping at the bone.
•'Bourdet wanted to go on, but the
physician and the witnesses were in
full agreement with the director of
the duel and stopped the meeting.
There was no reconciliation.”
Dueling is illegal in France, but
‘‘affairs of honor” generally are dis
regarded by the authorities.
The contest was watched by a large
gathering of newspaper men and cam
eramen. who were admitted to the
scene after climbing over surrounding
walls by ladders.
Bernstein, charging Bourdet with
failing properly to rehearse his current
play, had withdrawn that work and
his established repertory from the
state-owned Comedie Francaise. Bour
det then had written Bernstein, “you
Tests Fail to Prove Paternity
Of Twins, Claimed by Ttvo Men
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, May 20.—Chicago had
double twin baby problems today—
one pair of twins claimed by tw'o fath
ers and another pair in an orphanage,
whose young deserted mother was in
jail charged with shop-lifting.
Dr. Herman N. Bundesen, president
of the Chicago Board of Health,
wrestled with a Solomon’s problem in
reverse: How to determine the father
hood of twins claimed by two men.
Blood tests on the two claimants,
Louis Ersing and Lanzarin Timoteo,
failed to establish paternity of the
19-day-old twins, a boy and girl.
The infants continued in a serious
condition at the Cook County Hos
pital where they were token by Board
of Health investigators last Friday
when they were found ill in the home
of Ersing.
Police said Ersing at first claimed he
was the godfather and the babies had
been left at his home, where he lives
with his mother, to await christening.
He said he didn’t know what had be
come of the man who left them. Later
Ersing claimed the Infants were his.
To complicate matters Timoteo came
forward to claim he was the father.
Dr. Bundcsen said investigation showed
the mother was a 36-year-old widow
with 10 children. He withheld her
The men spumed the suggestion th('y
• take a twin apiece. Both wanted both,
and the blood tests, which showed that
either might be the father, were or
Two 5-week-old twins were taken to
St. Vincent’s Orphanage by police
called by neighbors who thought Mrs.
Alice Macks. 26. had deserted them, as
she said her husband Jack had deserted
The young mother could not return
to them last night. She was in a jail
cell. Police said she attempted to take
a dress from a rack la a department
Jw' 4
acted without scruples, without honor
and without loyalty.”
Traveling in speedy motor cars from
their residences in Paris, the two
principals and their friends went im
mediately to a field inside the estate. ;
The huge gates were slammed shut be
hind them, but friendly guards indi
cated other means of entering the es
tate to latecomers.
Bernstein and Bourdet. faring each
other, prepared to duel. Bernstein
, took off his coat and vest, disclosing
a dark blue shirt and black tie.
During the first exchange Bernstein
kept on his gray felt hat. Bourdet
wore a black Homberg hat throughout
the duel. Bourdet was garbed in dark
trousers, white shirt, black tie.
Bernstein's seconds took their places
i on one side of the chosen grass plot;
Bourdet's stood on the other side. 10
feet away. The duelists faced each
other and touched swords’ points.
The referee split the swords apart
as the signal to start. Bourdet imme
diately attacked Bernstein, but slipped
twice on the damp grass, whereupon
Bernstein dropped his blade until his
opponent had regained his feet.
The fight, under the full light of a
noonday sun. was, in that respect, not
in keeping with storybook standards
of ‘'affairs of honor” fought in early
Wallace Says Funds for Act
Were Not Passed by
May 15.
By the Associated Press.
Secretary Wallace said today that,
under terms of the new crop control
law, it was too late to Invoke market
ing quotas on this year's indicated
bumper wheat crop.
The Agriculture Department chief
explained that the law authorized
quotas this year only in the event
Congress appropriated funds by May
15 for “parity payments'' provided for
in the new legislation.
A pending proposal by Senator Rus
sell. Democrat, of Georgia to make
funds available for such payments
comes too late, Agricultural Adjust
ment Administration officials said, to
make quotas possible on this year's
crop, which on the basis of official
estimates may provide a supply front
400.000,000 to 450.000.000 bushels in
excess of domestic and export nerd' .
Secretary Wallace's statement said
marketing quotas would have been
proclaimed had Congress provided
funds for the parity payments, which
are designed, in so far as thev will
permit, to make up the difference
between what a grower receives for his
crop and a price which would give
the commodity purchasing power equal
to that possessed in the 1910-14 period.
Wheat now Is about 40 cents a
bushel below its pre-war buying power.
A. A A. officials said their explana
tion that the Russell proposal casr.e
too late was not to be taken as in
dicating they were taking a stand
one way or the other on the proposal.
Wheat is the only crop for which
marketing qoutas this year were con- *
tingent on provisions for parity pay
ments. Quotas already are in effect
for cotton, and three major types of
tobacco. Establishment of quotas for
corn will depend on the estimate of
total supply made following the Agri
culture Department s August crop re
Circus Officials Due to Appear in
Wilmington Court Week
From Today.
By the Associated Press.
WILMINGTON. Del.. May 20 —Col.
Tim McCoy and officials of his circus
were summoned today to appear in
Federal Court in Wilmington May 27
in bankruptcy proceedings.
Receivers took over the show in
Washington May 5.
A group of business houses, claim
ing they are creditors of the circus,
filed a petition asking Judge John P.
Niclds to adjudge the show company
bankrupt. The McCoy concern is a
Delaware corporation.
Those who joined in the action and
their claims are: R. H. Armbruster
Manufacturing Co.. SI.423 for canvas
supplies: Peter Verdenburgh Lumt^r
Co. of Illinois. $299 lor lumber: Bar
ker-Golaman-Lubin Co. of Illinois.
$1,281; Springfield Mattress Co. of
Illinois. $548: Hofferkamp Bros.. $575:
Hughes & Baker of Springfield, 111,
- V
Banking Committee Favors Bill
From House Advancing Deadli*°
to July, 1940.
By the Associated Press.
The Senate Banking Committee ap
proved today a House bill extending to
July 1. 1940. the reduced interest rate
on Federal Land Bank loans to farm
1 ers.
Under terms of the bill. 31 _■ per cent
interest would be charged on install
ments falling due up to that date. Pres
ent authority for charging the reduced
rate would expire next June 30.
Existing provisions of the law au
thorizing reductions in interest to 4
per cent on loans made by the Federal
Land Bank commissioner, under tern
of the Emergency Farm Mortgage Acf
also would be extended to July 1. 194
District of Columbia—Local thundershowers probably tonight and tomor
row; warmer tonight: moderate southwest shifting to northwest winds.
Maryland—Local thundershowers probably tonight and tomorrow, warm
er tonight: cooler in west portion tomorrow. ,
Virginia—Local thundershowers tonight and tomorrow; warmer in ea.v
and central portions tonight; cooler in extreme west portion tomorrow.
West Virginia—Local thundershowers tonight and tomorrow; slighti;
cooler tomorrow .
A distufbance of considerable intensity•«
is central this morning over Lake Huron,
moving east-northeast ward Parry Sound.
Ontario. 29.4S inches, and a broad trough
extends thence southwest ward to Northern
! Mexico. Mount Ayr. Iowa. 29.74 inches,
l Waynoka. Okla.. 29.7s inches, and F’.ac
1 staff. Ariz.. 29.SO inches These dis
} turbances have been attended by showers
I almost generally from the Plateau region
eastward to the Atlantic Coast, except .
the Southern Rocky Mountain region.
I Western Kansas and portions of the South !
Atlantic and East Gulf States. The rain
fall wa- heavy at many stations. Billings,
i Mont., reporting the greatest amount.
2.09 inches Pressure is low also over
Western and Northern Alaska and the
District of Mackenzie. St. Paul Alaska
29 4° inches. Pressure is hi-gh from the
North Pacific Coast eastward to North
' Dakota and Manitoba with an extension i
i thtnee east-northwestward to Eastern
Hudson Bay. Helena. Mont.. 3o.29 inches. •
and pressure is hieh also over the Western i
Atlantic Ocean and Florida, S. S. Manhat- j
tan about 500 miles south of New-found
! land 30.27 inches, and St. Georges. Ber- '
muda 30.12 inches. The temperature has |
I risen in the Eastern States. Elsewhere it
has not changed materially.
Report for Last 21 Hours.
Temperature. Barometer.
Yesterday— Degrees.
4 n m 03 30.0a
8 d m. _ 04 30.05
Midnight- ;{0 °*{
nw>74 So'.sS
Record for Last 2t Hours.
(From noon yesterday to noon today.)
Highest. 74. noon today. Year ago. HR.
Lowest. 61. 4 a m. today. Year aeo. 4,.
Tide Tables. '
1 (Furnished by United States Coast and
Geodetic Survey.)
Today Tomorrow.
High -_11 VI am. 12:31 a.m.
LOW _ 021a.m. 7:11) a m.
Hioh - - 1- :43 p.m.
Ilow :::r;:rr:_r_ fi:oop,m. 7:34 p.m.
The Sun and Moon.
Rises. Sets.
3un. today - f.Vl iiji
Sun. tomorrow— n'. nnnm
Moon, today 11.oH p m. 10.OH a m.
Automobile lights must be turned on
one-half hour after sunset.
Monthly precipitation in inches In the
Capital (current month to date):
Month. IMS. Me Record
January -204 355 ,•*'
pb™,?ry-Ttr irk r:r4 '01
- 413 10.04 '00
August;:::::::: — 451 \t*\ :=;
|£?‘KLber.- «R4 8*1 '37
SSI.‘.„L- " 2 37 r.6o -so
:::::: ::: 3.32 7.50 -oi
Record Temperatures This Year.
Highest. S7. on April *!**.
Lowe.-:. ]h. on January CS.
Humidity for I.ast 21 Hoars.
(From noon yesterday to noon today
Hiahest. 08 per cent, at 4 a m. today.
Lowest. Tti per cent, at noon today.
River Report.
Potomac River little cloudv and Sh?n
andoah very cloudy at Harpers Perry. Po
tomac clear at Great Falls today.
Weather in Various Citiea. ‘
Temp Rain
Barn. High. Low tail Weather
Abilene ''it pit 84 TO 0.50 Clear
Albanv 20 po oo 5f. Cloudy
Atlanta •10.04 PO 08 Cloudy
Atlantic C. 110.00 07 50 0 01 Cloudy
Baltimore 70.P4 08 00 0.20 Rain
Birmham HO.oo Pit 00_ Cloudy
Bismarck 110.04 48 48 0.70 Rain
Boston 30.02 To 57 o.ni cloudy
Buffalo 70 04 00 07 0 50 Rain -
Charleston no oo 80 72 Clear
Chicaen 70 82 87 Oo 0 10 Cloudy
Cincinnati 20.no 80 oo tt.io Rain
Cleveland 70.TO 80 To 0.70 Cloudy
Columbia no 07 04 TO Clear
Denver 70 00 7 4 40 Clew
Detroit 70.70 87 oo 1.01 Cloudy
El Paso 70 88 84 07 Clear
Galveston no 07 so 74 Cloudy
Helena .10 78 40 no 0.80 Rain
Huron no 07 52 48 Cloudy
Ind'apolis 20 88 84 00 0.58 Clear
Jackson vie no 10 02 72 Clear
Kans Cy. 20.HR. 78 HO 0.40 Cloudy
L Angeles 110.00 00 54 Clear
Louisville 70.00 80 72 Clear
Miami no 08 82 70 Clear
Mn -St P 20.04 52 40 0.30 Cloudy
N Orl'an.s nOoR 88 72 Cloudy
New York no.no 02 57 0 01 Cloudy
Okla. City. 20.84 87 08 0 01 Cloudy
Omaha 70 84 78 50 0.24 Rain
Phi a. 30.00 7<' 50 0.01 Cloudy
Phoenix 70 80 88 00 Clear
Pittsburgh 20.84 7 8 04 0.52 Cloudy
P'tld. Me. 30.07 58 50 Cloudy
P il'd Ore. 30.10 80 54 Clear
Raleigh 20 08 80 08 Cloudy
St Louis 70 88 80 08 0.20 Clear
S Lake C. 20 08 54 30 Cloudy
S Antonio 20.07 84 74 Cloudy
San Deigo 20.08 04 58 0.04 Cloudy
San Fran. no.on 02 57 Cioudy
Seattle .20.10 78 52 Clear
Spokane no.20 08 44 _ . Clear
Tampa .20.08 04 08 Clear
W'SH.D.C. 20.02 04 HL 0 40 Cloudy
(7 a m.. Greenwich time, today A
Temperature. Wra»hrr
London England ..... 4.2 Cloudy
Paris. France _ 40 Cloudy
Vienna. Austria- 57 Cloudy
Berlin. Germany- o4 Ram
Brest. France 50 Ram
Zurich. Switzerland. 4.1 Raus
Stockholm. Sweden ... .27 Rain
Gibraltar. Spain .32 . . Clear
i Noon. Greenwich time, today >
Horta (Fayali. Azores 08 Cloudy
(Current observations.)
St. Georges Bermuda 00 Ram
San Juan. Puerto Rico 80 Cloudy
Havana. Cuba,. ... 7R Clear
Colon. Canal Zone- <6 Ram

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