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WEATHER.
(C. S. Weather Bureau Forecast.)
Cloudy and continued cool; probably
showers tonight and tomorrow; gentle
northeast, shifting to east or southeast,
winds. Temperatures today—Highest, 64,
at 2 p.m.; lowest, 48, at 6 a.m.
Pull 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.
(A1) Means Associated Press.
No. 34,357. 86th YEAR.
WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 1938—THIRTY-EIGHT PAGES.
Entered as second class matter ri' ryT>X’ 1.' P'T''VfT,G
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MORGAN ACCUSES FOES
OF HYPOCRISY’ AS T.V.A.
QUIZ OPENS IN CONGRESS
Makes No Charge of
♦ Corrupt Acts,
However.
OUSTED CHAIRMAN
LISTS FIVE COUNTS
Inaccurate Reports Were
Given President and
Public, He Declares.
BACKGROUND—
On March 1 the T. V. A. rejected
the claims of Senator Berry of Ten
' nessee for payment for marble lands
in T. V. A. area. March 2 T. V. A.
Chairman Arthur Morgan said the
rejection vindicated him and asked a
congressional investigation of his
charges that Directors Lilienthal
and Harcourt Morgan favored con
ciliating Berry. March 21 Chair
man Morgan was dismissed by the
President after three-week row.
By JOHN H. CLINE.
Dr. Arthur E. Morgan, deposed
chairman of the Tennessee Valley Au
thority, told a joint congressional com
mittee today that his two co-directors
had engaged in “misrepresentations
and hypocrisy," but made no effort to
show they had been guilty of corrupt
practices.
David E. Lilienthal, one of the di
rectors, was present, but the other,
Dr. Harcourt Morgan, did not attend
the hearing.
Dr. Arthur Morgan said Mr. Lilien
thai, with the aid of Dr. Harcourt
Morgan, had sought to dominate T.
V. A. and discredit him through false
and misleading statements.
“But.” he added, “I have not
Charged that any director of the T. V.
A. has taken bribes or stolen money.
There are other and more subtle forms
of failure to meet a public trust which
are no less a menace to good govern
ment."
Falsification Charged.
The former chairman's most serious
charge was that the other directors
had been guilty of a “clear-cut, un
equivocal falsification’’ in connection
with negotiations for the purchase of
the property of the Commonwealth
and Southern Corp.
The falsification, he said, resulted
from a persistent attempt by Mr.
Lilienthal to create the public im
pression that Commonwealth and
Southern had arbitrarily refused to
sell out. That, he declared, was "de
liberate deception of the public.”
He also asserted Mr. Lilienthal was
able to dominate the T. V. A. board
because he “controlled the vote” of
Dr. Harcourt Morgan.
Specifically, Dr. Morgan charged
that his former associates had:
1. Submitted inaccurate and mis
representative reports to the Presi
dent, Congress and the public.
2. Mismanaged the power program.
3. Been guilty of improper and
misleading accounting, reporting and
publicity in reference to the yard
stick theory of measuring private
power rates.
4. Been guilty of collusion, con
spiracy and mismanagement in ad
ministration.
5. Been subservient to political and
other interests.
Stands for T. V. A.
Dr. Morgan said he wanted the com
mittee to know’ he “stands for the T.
V. A.” and believes in it. He denied
he w’ould be a party to any effort to
break down the Authority or limit its
effectiveness. He expressed belief,
however, that continuation of present
policies would tend to defeat the pur
pose of T. V. A.
Dr. Morgan, who was ousted as T. V.
A. chairman by the President for
“contumacy” in refusing to give him
, evidence in support of charges against
his co-directors, began a detailed ex
planation of his accusations after com
pleting an opening statement.
The large hearing room was only
partially filled as he began his testi
mony to the accompaniment of burst
ing flash bulbs and the grinding of
newsreel cameras.
In support of his assertion that the
(See T. V. A., Page A-5.)
OIL TANK EXPLODES
Several Injured in Blast at Fall
River, Mass.
FALL RIVER, Mass., May 25 MP).—
Several persons were injured early
this afternoon when a tank aboa.d
the oil tanker Elwood exploded while
unloading at a dock.
First reports indicated no one was
killed.
The Elw’ood docked today from
Houston, Tex.
Reward Offered.
BRADFORD, Pa., May 25 W>.—A
Citizens’ committee offered today $2,000
for the safe return of 4-year-old Mar
jory West, or $1,000 for the discovery
of her body.
Boys!
Turn to Page A-2 of
today's Star and find
directions for entering
The Star-American Le
gion Soapbox Derby.
Follow the news of
the Derby every day and
Sunday in
&tar
Dr. Arthur E. Morgan, ousted chairman of the Tennessee
Valley Authority, shown leafing through his notes at today's
opening hearing before the joint congressional committee in
vestigating the T. V. A. —Associated Press Photo.
Wheeler, in Relief Debate,
Criticizes Remark in
Behalf of Wearin.
By J. A. O’LEARY.
A sharp attack on Works Progress
Administrator Harry L. Hopkins, in
which he was charged with political
utterances, broke on the Senate floor
today as debate over the $3,247,000,000
work relief bill was resumed.
The blast against Mr. Hopkins was
touched off by Senator Wheeler, Dem
ocrat, of Montana, when he said he
was “shocked” to learn that the relief
administrator had remarked that if he
were a resident of Iowa, he would
vote for Representative Wearin in
stead of Senator Gillette in the Demo
cratic senatorial primary.
The Montanan, who broke with the
administration over the Supreme
Court bill, described the statement
attributed to Mr. Hopkins as “evi
dence that relief funds, should be ear
marked.”
Senator Wheeler said he hoped the
people of Iowa “will resent the
activities of these men in charge of
Government spending agencies in
butting in on the Democratic primary."
He suggested there is some doubt as
to whether Mr. Hopkins is a Demo
crat and added:
“Certainly, we know that Mr. Ickes
was not a Democrat before he came
to the cabinet.”
Adams Offers Proposal.
A new compromise in the con
troversy over preventing P. W. A.
municipal projects in competition with
private utilities was put forward by
Senator Adams, Democrat, of Colo
rado.
The Adams proposal differs some
what from the compromise Majority
Leader Barkley proposed two days ago
and then decided to withhold in the
hope the entire move to restrict Gov
ernment financing of competitive mu
nicipal plants could be defeated.
While it appeared last night that
Mr. Barkley’s decision would result in
speedy rejection of the subject, today’s
developments may tighten the i'.nes
again between opposing Senate fac
tions.
In charge of the bill as chairman of
an Appropriations Subcommittee, Mr.
Adams offered the new limitation to
prevent any P. W. A. municipal proj
ect that would "substantially dupli
cate” service being adequately fur
nished at reasonable rates by an exist
ing utility.
Discussions Up to Ickes.
Presumably, the municipal projects
could be started if rates or service
were found unsatisfactory. The ques
tion of whether existing rates and serv
ice were satisfactory would be de
termined by Public Works Admin
istrator Ickes, and Senator Adams’
amendment stipulates that the ad
ministrator's decisions shall "not be
subject to review by any court.”
The Barkley compromise would have
permitted such projects only if a city
had made a fair offer to buy the
private utility and been turned down.
BULLETIN
CONCORD, N. H., May 25 VP).—
Mrs. Sally Bridges, 24, wife of Sen
ator Bridges, Republican, of New
Hampshire, died today a few hours
after she suffered a cerebral hem
orrhage while seated in an auto
modile. Senator Bridges was at
route from Washington by air
plane when she passed away. ‘
II.
Wood Sees Ruling Protest
Based on Totalitarian
Philosophy.
Py the Associated Press.
Frederick H. Wood told the Supreme
Court today that the Government's
objections to the recent Kansas City
Stockyard decision were “based upon
the political philosophy of a totalita
rian state and not of a free people."
Mr. Wood, counsel for commission
agents at the Kansas City Stockyards,
made the assertion in a brief filed
with the court. The commission
agents recently won their fight against;
an order by Secretary Wallace reduc
ing charges they were permitted to
make for their services.
Mr. Wood opposed a Government
petition seeking reconsideration of the
April 25 court decision. The ruling
condemned procedure employed by
Secretary Wallace, saying the com
mission men were not given a fair
hearing.
"In its last analysis,” Mr. Wood
aid, “the argument of the Govern
ment on the submission of this case
was that it was no business of the
courts whether or not administrative
jfficers and tribunals accord what the
court has now aptly called the ‘rudi
mentary requirements of fair play* to
;hose over whose rights and liberties
they are given power.
“Administrative convenience and
iispatch may not be put above the
essential requirements of fair play
ind due process.”
Mr. Wood said, “There will always
>e executive officers and administra
tive agencies impatient at being com
pelled by the judiciary to keep within
xmnds. There always have been.”
He disputed a contention by Sec
retary Wallace and Solicitor General
Robert H. Jackson that the court
aad reversed Itself, declaring that in
the recent litigation the court had
‘vital information it lacked” when
the case was before it two years
igo.
An announcement as to whether
the court will reconsider Tts decision
is expected next Tuesday.
REMARKS IN COMMONS
PROTESTED BY JAPAN
rake Exception to Statement by
Foreign Official on Shooting
of Chinese Prisoners.
Dy the Associated Press.
LONDON, May 25.—Japan pro
tested to Britain today against the
remarks of a government spokesman
In the House of Commons, deploring
the shooting of Chinese prisoners by
Japanese naval detachments at Amoy.
Richard Austen Butler, undersecre
tary for foreign affairs, In reply to a
question on May 18 concerning the
shooting of Chinese, said the govern
ment "cannot too strongly deplore
and condemn such violation of The
Hague convention.”
It was said that the Japanese took
a serious view of Mr. Butler’s state
ment, which they regarded as reflect
ing on the prestige of the Japanese
Navy.
The foreign office, however, merely
said the "matter is under considera
tion” and that a reply would be made
later.
Two Brothers Die in Fire.
EAGLE PASS, Tex., May 25 (£=).—
The two small sons, aged 2 and 4,
of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Brooks burned
to death yesterday when lire destroyed
their farm horns.
REICH PROTESTS
CZECH AIRPLANES
Five Frontier Violations in
24 Hours Reported by
News Agency.
BRAZEN PROVOCATIONS
CHARGED BY GERMANY
Tension Between Nations Raised
by Funeral at Eger for Slain
Sudetens.
BACKGROUND—
Czech communal elections last
Sunday, preceded by killing of two
Sudeten Germans and massing of
500,000 Czech troops around fron
tier, gave Europe one of its biggest
war scares. Hitler, after having
shifted large numbers of Germ&n
troops to Czech border garrisons,
was believed ready to carry out coup
similar to his seizure of Austria in
March.
by the Associated Press.
BERLIN, May 25.—Reports that
Czechoslovak military planes have
flown over German territory have
caused the German government to
lodge a strong protest at Praha.
Deutsches Nachrichtenbuero, official
German news agency, today reported
five alleged border violations by
Czechoslovak planes within the last
24 hours.
Dr. Ernst Eisenlohr, Minister to
Praha, laid the matter before Foreign
Minister Kamil Krofta, who expressed
regret and added that everything was
being done to prevent recurrence of
the reported violations. (Praha re
ported these assurances were given in
an interview at the Czechoslovak for
eign office last night.)
Provocations Charged.
German anger flared up at what
Berlin newspapers called brazen prov
ocations by the Czechoslovaks at a
time when Germany is observing the
strictest reserve.
The Boersenzeitung said the Czechs
were following a “policy of pin pricks"
and declared the border violations
could only have been committed on
order of the Praha government.
Tension along the German-Czech
border was increased by the funeral
at Eger, just Inside Czechoslovakia, of
two Sudeten Germans shot Saturday
in a border incident.
Latest Violation Near Vienna.
Latest of the border violations re
ported by D. N. B. was said to have
occurred northeast of Vienna. The
agency said an armed Czechoslovak
plane was sighted at Jedenspeigen on
the March River, where Germans are
erecting dams against floods. It said
the plane flew at 600 feet over the
river, which marks the German-Czech
boundary, photographed the dams and
returned to Czechoslovak territory.
Earlier D. N. B. in a Dresden dis
patch said Czechoslovak military or
police planes had been sighted over
German territory at three points.
One plane was sighted at Klingen
thal at the western end of the Erz
(See CZECHS, Page \
..— — -• --
JAPANESE CABINET
SHUFFLE INDICATED
Kenoye May Replace Hirota,
Sugiyama and Admiral
Mitsumasi Yonai.
Br tne Associated Press.
TOKIO, May 25.—There were indi
cations today that Vernier Prince
Fumimaro Konoye was considering
reconstruction of his cabinet, with the
possibility that Foreign Minister Koki
Hiroto, War Minister General Gen
Sugiyama and Admiral Mitsumasi
Yonai, naval minister, might be re
placed.
Reliable sources indicated their be
lief the premier was dissatisfied with
the present cabinet’s ability to admin
ister new problems rising from the
China war.
Differences were said to exist among
cabinet officers, army factions and the
premier on whether to continue the
drive into the interior of China or to
endeavor by dominating coastal areas
to strangle slowly the government of
China’s Generalissimo Chiang Kai
shek.
Summary of Today's Star
Page. Page.
Amusements B-18 Radio -B-6
Comics - B-16-17 Short Story ...B-8
Editorials_A-10 Society -B-3
Finance _A-17 Sports ...A-13-16
Lost & Pound B-ll Woman's
Obituary —-A-12 Page .B-10
FOREIGN. |
Reich protests Czech airplanes cross
ing border. Page A-l
Loyalists strike key points in rebels
lines. Page A-5
Japanese get complete control of Tsin
pu Railway. Page A-6
U. S. to restrict co-operation with
France and Britain. Page A-6
Prisoner charged in attempt against
Britain’s “Henry Ford.” Page A-6
Mexican Pederals seek to cut off Cedil
lo retreat. Page A-6
NATIONAL.
U. S. inspectors probe airliner crash,
killing 10. Page A-l
tl. S. fishermen arm to fight off Japa
nese in Alaska. Page A-l
Dr. Morgan accuses T. V. A. associates
of “hypocrisy.” Page A-l
Pour Americans survive play in Brit
ish golf. Page A-2
Donald Carroll’s younger brother, 10,
testifies. Page A-2
Southern Senators to oppose wage
hour bill. Page A-4
WASHINGTON AND VICINITY.
Police seek driver of car in which
woman was badly hurt. Page A-4
federal art participation discussed at
convention. Page B-l
25 persons indicted in alleged liquor
tax conspiracy. Page B-l
Deficiency items for D. C. subject of
House hearings today. Page B-l
Legislation to permit slum-clearance
program here approved. Page B-l
EDITORIAL AND COMMENT.
Editorials. Page A-10
This and That. Page A-10
Answers to Questions. Page A-10
The Capital Parade. PageA-11
David Lawrence. Page A-ll
Dorothy Thompson. Page A-ll
Constantine Brown. PageA-11
Lemuel Parton. Page A-ll
SPORTS.
“Dwarfs” meet “Giants” in Star’s
women’s net tourney-Page A-13
Pace-making Indians now facing
challenging Bo-sox.PageA-14
Seabiscuit, out of match race, held
unluckiest horse._PageA-15
MISCELLANY.
Shipping News. Page B-ll
City News in Brief. Page B-9
Vital Statistics. Page B-ll
Nature’s Children. Page B-ll
Cross-word Puzzle. Page B-16
Bedtime Story. Page B-18
Letter-Out. Page B-18
Contract Bridge. Pag* B-17
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BY GEORGE,!
Ji/GENTLEMEN,
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MESSRS LANDON, KNOX AND HOOVER HOLD CONSULTATION IN NEW YORK. I
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TO DEAD MOTORS
Plunge Killing 10 in Sight of
Cleveland Airport Probed
by U. A. L.
By the Associated Press.
CLEVENLANP. May 25.—W. A.
Patterson, president of United Air
Lines, satd today that the trim twin
motored airliner which dove into a
suburban ravine last night, killing 10
persons, suffered "simultaneous power
failure of both engines" just before the
crash.
Mr. Patterson said an investigation
of the tragic wreckage, only eight
miles from Cleveland Airport w’here
the plane was scheduled to land,
showed that "neither of the two en
gines was in operation at the moment
of the impact.”
"It is pertinent,’* Mr. Patterson
said, “that in United’s flying experience
of many millions of miles writh twin
engined airplanes, which are capable
of sustained flight with one of the
of sustained flight with one of the two
engines, this is the first time the com
be simultaneous power failure of both
engines.
“Evidence furnished by an ex
perienced witness in the person of the
airport control tower operator and
others strongly indicates that fire oc
curred after, rather than before, the
impact.”
Stewardess Aboard.
The two pilots, the stewardess and
all seven passengers died as flames
leapt at the wreckage of the ship,
bound from Newark to Chicago via
Cleveland.
Dr. S. R. Gerber, coroner, after ex
amining "the bodies, said he believed
fire was the cause of death of all 10.
Dr. Gerber said it was “impossible to
tell,” because of the condition of the
bodies, what injuries the victims re
ceived. but declared his belief that all
were living when fire engulfed the
plane. All probably were unconscious
he said.
His official finding was “accidental
death caused by lire.”
Among the passengers was John
Brostuen, Republican State chairman
of North Dakota, who was returning
to his Alexander, N. Dak., home from
a Washington conference with his
State's Senators.
The plane, flying under a clear sky,
swooped toward earth w’ithin sight
of Cleveland Airport.
Clips Oft Treetops.
It clipped off the tops of trees 2
feet thick and plunged into a natural
grave in the wooded gulley.
One of the motors was sheared off
and left atop a side of the gully, 25
feet from the plane itself, which landed
in a mass of wild grapevines. A wing
was left 75 feet from the two trees
it clipped off.
Firemen in suburban Independence
Village, where the crash occurred,
battled the flames for several hours
(See PLANE CRASH, Page A-3.)
I
Pound Master
Gives Dog Shot
Of Wrong Type
by the Associate? Press.
LAFAYETTE, Ind., May 25.—A
stranger brought in a spitz dog and
told Poundkeeper Ray Hemes:
‘‘I want to give this dog a shot. I
can’t bear to see him suffer.”
Mr. Hemes led the dog out. Two
pistol shots were heard.
"What did you do?” the stranger
yelled.
Mr. Hemes said he’d shot the dog.
“My wife will be plenty mad.” the
man said. "I wanted the dog vacci
nated.”
KEYSTONE ELECTION
PROBE AUTHORIZED
Supreme Court Buies Dauphin
County Jury May Investigate
Bribery Charges.
By the Associate? Press.
HARRISBURG. Pa.. May 35.—
Pennsylvania's Supreme Court ruled
today that the Dauphin County (Har
risburg) grand Jury would be allowed
to Investigate charges of bribery and
political coercion hurled in the recent
primary if particular crimes were
specified.
In a 6-to-l decision the court al
lowed 20 days to amend the petition
for the investigation. If this were not
done the inquiry would be barred, the
court said.
The request for the probe, one of the
most spectacular moves of the bitter
campaign preceding last Tuesday’s
primary, first came from Charles J.
Margiotti, who polled 175,000 votes
but ran third for the Democratic nom
ination for Governor.
Mr. Margiotti was attorney general
when he made the demand, but Gov.
George H. Earle, who later won the
Democratic nomination for United
States Senator, fired him from the
cabinet because he would not make
public his charges.
Charles Alvin Jones, Pittsburgher
who ran with Gov. Earle on the Demo
cratic State Committee-indorsed
ticket, won the gubernatorial nomina
tion. Thomas Kennedy, candidate of
C. I. O. leader John L. Lewis, and
United States Senator Joseph F. Guf
fey ran second.
FORD SURPLUS UP
$5,419,000 IN 1937
Aggregate Assets of Big Motor
Company Also Show Boost
Over 1936.
By the Associated Press.
BOSTON, May 25.—The Ford Motor
Co. today reported a surplus at the
end of 1937 of $608,085,935, compared
with $602,666,672 at the end of 1936,
an increase of $5,419,263.
In a statement of condition filed
with the Massachusetts commissioner
of corporations and taxation, the com
pany listed aggregate assets of $704,
922,541 at the end of 1937. compared
with $717,359,366 at the end of the
previous year.
Cash, notes and accounts receivable,
stocks, bonds, securities and patent
rights were listed at $317,387,395, com
pared with $378,119,715 at the end
of 1936.
The complete statement follows:
Assets—Cash, notes and accounts
receivable, stocks, bonds, securities
and patent rights, $317,287,395.76; real
estate, $122,375,918.40; machinery,
equipment, etc., $125,645,402.76; mer
chandise and supplies, $135,943,385.04;
orepald insurance taxes, $3,570,439.36.
Total, $740,922,541.32.
Liabilities—Accounts payable, $70,
387,416.76; reserves, $9,184,688.69; capi
tal stock, $17,264,500; surplus, $608,
085,935.88. Total, $704,922,541.32,
DEFENDS CODREANU
Ex-Premier Juliu Maniu Gives
Testimony in Treason Trial.
BUCHAREST, May 25 <#).—Former
Premier Juliu Maniu testified at the
treason trial of Iron Guard Leader
Comeliu Zelea Codreanu today that
he made election pacts with the de
fendant because he "knew Codreanu
to be a very honest patriot.” The trial
wyas in its third day.
He added, however, that he believed
Codreanu’s foreign policy would have
harmed the country if he had obtained
power because of his desire to co
operate with Nad Germany.
A
y. S. FISHERMEN
ARM FOR FIGHT;
Japanese Boats Reported
Encroaching—Rifles to Go
to Alaskan Waters.
BACKGROUND—
A/ter vigorous State Department
and Congressional protests against
Japanese salmon fishing in Bering
Sea and Bristol Bay off Alaskan
3-mile limit, Japan government
early this year said it would issue no
more licenses to salmon fishermen
in those waters. Japanese crab
fishing in Bering Sea draws no
American protests, and the State
Department was advised by an
Alaskan Coast Guard patrol boat
five days ago that the Japanese
ships in Bering Sea are crabbing.
B> the Associated Press.
SEATTLE, May 25 —Angry Alaskan
fishermen prepared to arm today to
fight encroaching Japanese boats in
one of the world's richest fishing areas.
The Pacific Coast Codfish Co. an
nounced it would dispatch 24 high
powered rifles and "plenty” of am
munition to its crews aboard two
American ships in the Bristol Bay area
of the Bering Sea in response to wire
less appeals for arms.
Threat of open warfare between
American and Japanese fishermen
spread quickly on the Seattle water
front. The Alaskan Fishermen’s Un
ion announced it would send immediate
reinforcements aboard the ships Mount
McKinley and La Merced today for
Southwestern Alaska.
Patience Exhausted.
“We will not fool around any
longer with this Japanese situation.”
William Hicker, secretary of the union
said.
“The fishermen are angry and will
take action to drive the Japanese out.
Our men going north will be ready
for action.”
He said he had been advised there
were 15 Japanese boats within 8 miles
of the American shore and that they
were making trips to shore “when
no one is looking.”
Other recent advices fr6m Alaska
said Japanese cannery vessels had
their nets and gear stretched out for
miles in Bristol Bay.
Japan recently promised the United
States not to fish for salmon in the
Alaskan area, but the agreement did
not apply to crab fishing outside the
3-mile limit.
The Americans involved in the dis
pute with Japanese are salmon fisher
men.
Shipment to Be Secret.
G. W. Shields, secretary of the
Codfish company, said the shipment of
rifles and ammunition would be sent
"secretly as we don't want them
intercepted on the way.” The arms
consignment will be for the ships
Sophie Christenson and Charles R.
Wilson, now in the Bering Sea fishing
waters.
Capt. J. E. Shields, master of the
Sophie Christenson, radioed his com
pany:
“Bering Sea covered by Japanese
boats and nets north of Black Hills.
“No cutters (apparently Coast
Guard) .around. We have God-given
instinct to shoot straight. Mease ship
dozen high-powered rifles and plenty
of ammunition. Duplicate order for
Wilson.”
COAST GUARD IN AREA.
Comdr. O’NeUll Believes Three Ships
Capable of Maintaining Order.
Comdr. Merlin O’Neill, Coast Guard
operations executive, said today, in the
face of reports of new Japanese
American Ashing controversy in
Alaskan waters, that he believed the
three Coast Guard vessels in Bristol
Bay were capable of maintaining
order.
The State Department left up to the
Coast Guard and the Bureau of Fish
eries any action to be taken. American
fishermen had been reported as arm
ing themselves to drive out Japanese in
the area.
Comdr. O’Neill said the Coast Guard’s
most recent information was to the
effect that Japanese crab fishermen
had appeared, but no salmon vessels.
Utader an international agreement the
Japanese are permitted to take crabs,
but not salmon.
Delegate Dimond, Democrat, of Alas
ka expressed the opinion that the
Japanese boats now reported In the
bay were “crabbers.”
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LEWIS SUPPORTS
SENATOR BARKLEY
Chandler Manager Charges
Politics to W. P. A. in
Letter to Roosevelt.
HARMONY FORECAST
IN KEYSTONE STATE
Farley Seen 'Successful in
Argument Against C. I. 0.
Aid for Third Party.
By G. GOl’LD LINCOLN.
John L. Lewis. C. I. O. head and
president of the United Mine Workers,
has lined up with President Roosevelt
in support of the candidacy of Sena
tor Barkley of Kentucky for re
election.
Mr. Lewis issued a statement today
urging the renomination of Senator
Barkley in the Democratic primary,
where the majority leader of the Sen
ate is opposed by Gov. A. B. “Happy”
Chandler.
Almost at the same time, Judge
Brady M. Stewart, campaign manager
for Gov. Chandler, made public a
letter to Mr. Roosevelt charging that
the W. P. A. has been made a political
machine in Kentucky to support Sen
ator Barkley. Judge Stewart strongly
urged the President to put a stop to
the “prostitution” of relief to the un
employed and destitute.
The announcement of Mr. Lewis’
support for the administration's leader
in the Senate is expected to be fol
lowed eventually by democratic peace
in Pennsylvania, with Mr. Lewis and
Senator Guffey getting together with
the Earle-Jones faction in order to
present a united front to the Republi
can opposition next November.
Argue Against inira rarty.
President Roosevelt and Democratic
National Committee Chairman Farley
apparently have been able to convince
the C. I. O. leader that the liberal and
progressive groups in the country must
stand together—and stand in the
Democratic party—in the 1938 elec
tions. To do otherwise, to back a
third party, would be to play into the
hands of the conservatives and other
opponents of the New Deal, they argue.
President Roosevelt's recent luncheon
conference with Mr. Lewis was indic
ative.
The Lewis indorsement of Senator
Barkley, which was most welcome to
the Democratic leader, was contained
in a letter to Sam Caddy, head of
Labor’s Non-Partisan league in Ken
tucky. The league has been called an
adjunct of the C. I. O. Mr. Lewis re
ferred to the Senator as the “oft-times
spokesman of the President of the
United States as affecting legislation,"
and added:
“He is recognized as one of the Na
tion's leading statesmen, liberal in
his viewpoint and co-operative in his
attitude toward legislation in the in
terest of labor and the common
people.”
Even before the Pennsylvania pri
mary took place it was rumored that
Mr. Lewis would come forward in
support of Senator Barkley and that
it was understood the administration
would do nothing against Lt. Gov.
Thomas Kennedy, the C. I. O. candi
date for the Democratic nomination
for Governor in the Keystone State,
As a matter of fact. Postmaster Gen
eral Farlev announced for the nomi
nation of Mr. Kennedy the day before
the balloting.
Farley Predicts Harmony.
A flat declaration that it was Just
a question of time until the GufTey
Lewis-Kennedy faction of the Demo
cratic party joined up with the Earle
Jones faction in Pennsylvania was
made today by Postmaster General
Farley.
The one thing that might result in
a change in the Democratic State
ticket in Pennsylvania, now headed by
Charles Alvin Jones for Governor and
Gov. Earle for Senator, it was said,
would be the pinning of graft or cor
ruption on the Earle administration
through a proposed grand jury in
vestigation in Dauphin County.
The grand jury is ready to go right
ahead with an investigation of the
charges made by former Attorney
General Margiotti that beer and movie
legislation had been “sold” and that
members of the Earle administration,
including David Lawrence, Common
wealth secretary, had benefited.
If anything discreditable to the
Jones-Earle ticket is turned up, then
the Democratic State Committee
would have the power to select new
candidates, provided those nominated
in the primary are willing to with
draw.
Gov. Earle and Mr. Jones, accom
panied by Mr. Lawrence. Democratic
(SeePOUTICS, Page A-7.)
Whitney Speech
On Honesty Now
Collector’s Item
$2 Will Buy Pamphlet
by Former Head
of Exchange.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, May 25—“The Junk
Shoppe” at 14 Morris street, a narrow
little lane on the fringe of the Wall
Street district, has added an item to
its collection of miscellaneous odds
and ends.
In its window, along with cracked
china and a fine collection of Indian
arrowheads, is prominentlty displayed
a small pamphlet. It is entitled
“Business Honesty,” an address by
Richard Whitney, one-time president
of the New York Stock Exchange, be
fore the Philadelphia Chamber of
Commerce at the Bellevue-Stratford
Hotel April 24, 1931. The price is $2.
Whitney Is now serving a sentence
in Sing Sing Prison for grand larceny
in connection with the failure of his
brokerage firm.
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