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(U. S. Weather Bureau Forecast.)
Possibly showers early today, followed
by fair in afternoon; tomorrow, fair with
moderate temperature. Temperatures
yesterday—Highest, 81, at 3:30 p.m.; low
est, 61, at 5 a.m.
Pull report on page A-2.
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WASHINGTON, D. C., JUNE 5, 1938-132 PAGES.
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Associated Press.
General Troop Withdrawal
and Kaifeng Capture
Trapped Doihara Division Said to
Have Broken Through Bing
of Enemies.
Japanese goal after Suchow cap
ture is Hankow, provisional seat of
Chinese Nationalist government.
Key to capture is Chengchow, junc
tion of Lunghai and Pciping
Uankow railroads. Government
leaders consider moving offices to
Yunnanfu, in Southwestern China,
in face of Japanese victories. Jap
anese bombing Canton in effort to
. cut supply of arms going to China
through Hong Kong.
By the Associated Press.
SHANGHAI, June 5 (Sunday).—
Reports through foreign sources at
Hankow said today Chinese resistance
along the Lunghai Railway in Central
China had collapsed. A general with
drawal of Chinese troops was said to
be under way.
■ Japanese were reported in occupa
tion of Kaifeng, ancient capital of
Central China.
It was predicted that Japanese
» troops would enter Chengchow, junc
tion of the Lunghai and the Peipmg
Hankow Railway, w'ithin 48 hours.
Kaifeng, 40 miles east of Cheng
chow, had been the objective of Jap
anese troops stalled temporarily at
■ Lanfeng. About 30 miles west of
Lanfeng, Kaifeng was considered the
key to Chinese Lunghai defenses.
Plan to Occupy Chengchow.
The Japanese plan has been to oc
cupy Chengchow, then drive south
along the Peiping-Hankow. approxi
mately 300 miles to Hankow, one of
China's provisional capitals.
During the protracted engagement
about Lanfeng a division commanded
by Lt. Gen. Kenji Doihara had been
encircled by Chinese troops. A Jap
anese communique said today, how
ever, that the division had broken
through the Chinese ring.
The Japanese campaign in Central
China had been held up in Shantung
Province until the fall of Suchow,
Eastern Lunghai nerve center. May 19.
From there Japanese began their
push to the west along the vital !
Lunghai line.
Litiho Declared c aptured.
Earlier today, Japanese declared
that Lluho, between Kweiteh and Lan
feng, had been captured. Japanese
said then that Chinese were beginning
to fall back from the Lunghai area.
Asked concerning the new Hankow
reports, the Japanese military spokes
man here said he lacked confirmation,
but said such advances were "quite
likely as events are happening fast
along the Lunghai now.”
He said it had been known that
Japanese occupied highways both
south and southwest of Kaifeng.
Railway Reported Cut.
The reports by way of Hankow said
Japanese forces south of the Lunghai
had pushed a spearhead westward and
cut the Peiping - Hankow Railway,
occupying Yencheng, midway between
Hankow and Chengchow.
Foreign military sources here had
no information on the reported Lung
hai developments, but said they be
lieved the reported Japanese occupa
tion of Kaifeng possibly was correct
since the invaders had been threaten
ing the city for several days.
A Japanese naval spokesman mean
while announced the repulse of an
attack by six armored Chinese junks
on a Japanese patrol vessel southeast
of Canton.
Bomb Casualties 2,000 in Canton.
CANTON, June 4 UP).—Japanese air
raiders continued their heavy bomb
ings of this industrial city today with
two devastating attacks. Officials
feared casualties would exceed those
of a week ago when they estimated
750 persons were killed and 1,350
Today’s raids marked the sixth day
of attack on Canton in the last eight
(See CHINA,“Page A'-3.)
Defeats Dr. Sparks, Depublican,
in Special Election to Fill
Vinson’s Seat.
•t the Associated Press.
LOUISVILLE, Ky„ June 4.—Joe B.
Bates, Democrat, won by 2,400 ma
jority from Dr. James Cecil Sparks,
Republican, today in a special election
to fill the vacancy in the eighth Ken
tucky congressional district, according
to unofficial returns complete from
all but one of the 20 counties in the
The figures, with Breathitt, a demo
cratic county, incomplete, showed Mr.
Bates, former Greenup County clerk,
21,244 votes to 18,844 for the Ashland
Republican. The vacancy was caused
by the resignation of Representative
Fred M. Vinson, who became judge of
a District of Columbia Court.
In Breathitt, with 28 out of 32 pre
cincts tabulated and counting stopped
until Monday, Mr. Bates led, 1,466 to
Four other Democrats, State Sena
tor Stanley H. Blake of Carlisle and
Thomas Burchett, H. B. Franklin and
Mont Walker, all of Ashland, and one
other Republican, Dr. Smithfield Kef
fer of Grayson, have filed for the reg
ular term which will be filled at the
November election.
* 1
Norman Thomas Is Shelled
With Rotten Eggs at Netmrk
Carrying some of the marks
of battle after men in over
seas caps broke up his meet
ing at Newark yesterday by
hurling rotten eggs and cu
—Copyright, A. P. Wirephoto.
Police Are Accused by
Leader of Socicdists
After Rioting.
Bv the Associated Press.
NEWARK, N. J„ June 4.—Tall,
gray-haired Norman Thomas, long
time leader of the Socialist party in
this country, was shelled by rotten
eggs and cucumbers late today when
about 100 men and a brass band broke
up a Socialist rally in midcity Mili
tary Park.
Marching four abreast through a
crowd of about 500 persons, the anti
Thomas contingent shouted Mr.
Thomas down with the help of the
band’s blaring instruments and final
ly forced police to escort the former
presidential candidate from the scene.
Many of the marchers wore war
veterans’ overseas caps and carried
American flags. Others bore signs
assailing "reds." Fists flew as Thomas
sympathizers and foes clashed. Mount
ed police, uniformed patrolmen and
detectives wielded nightsticks t« break
up the melee. The temporary Ameri
can flag-draped platform, on which
Mr. Thomas stood, was smashed.
Face Streaked With Yolks.
Mr. Thomas, his hair and face
streaked with egg yolks, stood on a
park bench during a drama-packed
half hour and pleaded for a chance to
speak. Whenever he started, the band
played louder, the yells increased.
Finally, Deputy Police Chief Phillip
Sebold stood up beside Mr. Thomas
inside a cordon of police and an
nounced :
"On my advice, this meeting is dis
Mr. Thomas said later the adjourn
ment was at the police direction—
not his.
Escorted by a big squad of police
on horseback and foot—they marched
down the middle of the street—Mr.
Thomas went to Socialist headquarters
and there lashed out at the police
and charged the opposition force was
mobilized through the influence of
Mayor Frank Hague in nearby Jersey
City with whom he is engaged in a
"free speech" controversy.
The police, he charged, were “either
indifferent, or inefficient, or in col
lusion with the small mob."
The signs, he added, “came from
Jersey City and X think the inspira
tion and money for the band came
from Jersey City or perhaps allies of
Jersey City.”
Mr. Sebold brushed aside Mr.
Thomas' statements regarding the
police and said the whole thing was
“handled properly” by the 400 men
rushed to the scene. He also declared
it was Mr. Thomas' idea that he call
off the meeting.
Several were injured in the main
conflict or in various side fist fights.
Four men were arrested, including one
(See THOMAS, Page A-5.)
New Dealer Crosses Party
Lines in Indorsement of
G. 0. P. Senator.
The New Deal's drive against mem
bers of Congress who do not see eye
to eye with President Roosevelt took
an unusual turn yesterday when Sena
tor Bone, Democrat, of Washington,
one of the President’s most loyal sup
porters, crossed party lines to indorse
for re-election Senator Nye, Republi
can, of North Dakota.
While Senator Bone indicated he
was speaking only for himself, his
Democratic colleagues looked on his
indorsement as a gesture calculated
to assure the voters of North Dakota
that Senator Nye did not belong
among the group of Senate incum
bents the White House would like to
see defeated. Senator Nye voted
against the President’s court reorgan
ization plan, but notwithstanding the
White House liberals still rank him
among the elect.
Only Friday the imprint of New
Deal approval was placed somewhat
indirectly on the candidacy of Sena
tor Bone for re-election in his own
State by Senator Norris of Nebraska.
While listed as an Independent Repub
lican, Senator Norris speaks as a
Roosevelt supporter. With Secretary
of the Interior Ickes, he intervened
in the recent Oregon gubernatorial
primary contest in behalf of Henry
L. Hess, who defeated Gov. Charles
H. Martin.
Senator Nye, one of three Republi
can Senators seeking re-election, is
facing a hard contest with Gov. Wil
liam A. Langer as his opponent. His
campaign has taken on the aspect of
a national crusade under the direction
of a national non-partisan commit
tee, under the chairmanship of Charles
A. Beard, the historian. From its head
quarters here, the committee made
public the text of Senator Bone's let
ter of indorsement and a brief state
ment by Senator Borah, Republican,
of Idaho.
Senator Bone’s letter, addressed to
Dr. Beard, read:
“Friends have called my attention to
(See BONE, Page A-5.)
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Troops Join Special Police in
Combatting Disorders.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 4 (jP).—
Mobile guards and militiamen today
joined special police patrols in com
batting mounting disorders among
striking workers in rural sections of
The heavily armed reinforcements
were concentrated along g front
stretching through Northern Jamaica
where rioting yesterday resulted in
a clash in which police killed four
demonstrators and wounded 50.
1,301 Out of 1,860 Precincts
Give Carolina Senator
50,000 Vote Lead.
Fi the Associated Press.
RALEIGH, N. C.. June 4.—Sena
tor Robert R. Reynolds ran up a
commanding 50,000 vote lead over
Representative Frank W. Hancock, jr..
as returns were tabulated from today's
Democratic primary for the United
States Senate.
Mr. Reynolds, rounding out his first
complete term, received 192,565 votes
against 137.743 for Mr. Hancock,
Representative from the Fifth District,
in 1.301 of the State’s 1,860 precincts.
Both candidates ran on platforms
favorable to the New Deal. Mr. Han
cock described Senator Reynolds as a
“playboy.” and criticised'him for his
travels abroad during his term of
office. Mr. Reynolds did not refer
publicly to Mr. Hancock during the
Incumbert Representatives, whose
seats were at stake, held leads over
opponents on incomplete returns. The
New Deal was not an issue in any of
the contests.
Winborne Leads Grady.
In the only State-wide race, except
the Reynolds-Hancock campaign,
Stanley Winborne, utilities commis
sioner seeking renominatidn, piled up
a large margin of 123,234 votes to
85,022 over Paul D. Grady of K.enly,
former Legislator, in 1,010 precincts.
Hamilton C. Jones, Charlotte at
torney, gave Representative A. L. Bul
winkle of the Tenth District a neck
and neck race in the first returns, but
(See PRIMARY, Page A-4.)
They’re Either ‘Hypocrites or
Ignorant,’ He Says, Citing
‘Totalitarian’ Laws.
Br the Associated Press.
SALT LAKE CITY. June 4.—Ameri
can citisens are "either hypocrites or
Just plain ignorant,” Merle Thorpe,
editor of Nation s Business, told the
Utah Bankers’ Association tonight.
"The Nation has adopted more than
one-half of Italy’s Fascist and Rus
sia's Communistic programs during
the last seven years despite the fact
99 per cent of the people abhor
Fascism and Communism,” Mr.
Thorpe said.
"America has moved more than
half way toward the totalitarian state
and is being officially urged to go the
rest of the way. Moreover, we are
moving daily In that direction.”
From this "paradox of ideas and
practice,” Mr. Thorpe drew the con*
elusion: "American people are either
hypocrites or just plain Ignorant”
Unrest Grips Insurgent S^: ire
Over Iudo-German Influence
By the Associated Press.
GIBRALTAR, June 4.—Report* of
bitterness against Italian and Ger
man influence in insurgent 8pain
were brought to Gibraltar tonight by
visitors from insurgent territory.
The unrest was said te have devel
oped over fears of insurgent officers
that Italians and Germans intended
to maintain a military hold on the
country when the civil war ends.
Insurgent officers arriving here to
buy medical stores for Seville hospi
tals themselves confirmed the reports.
“The dictatorial manner of the
Italian and German officers is un
bearable," one officer said.
Scores of laborers coming across the
border freely discussed manifestations
against Insurgent Generalissimo Fran
cisco Franco at La Linea, just within
insurgent Spain, north of Gibraltar,
Thousands of anti-Franco pamphlets
were scattered in the streets of La
Linea and many buildings bore char
coal-scrawled denunciations of the ln
nirgent leader.
Indorser of Wearin’s Rival
Held Until Recently to Be
Staunch New Dealer.
‘Harmony’ Statement Hit at Plan
to Imply White Honte It
Neutral in Conteat.
Senator Gillette is opposed by
Otha D. Wearin in the Iowa Demo
cratic Senate race. Harry L. Hop
kins’ remark that he would be for
Mr. Wearin if he voted in Iowa
brought the New Deal into picture.
James Roosevelt referred to Mr.
Wearin as "my friend” in telegram.
By the Associated Press.
DIES MOINES. Iowtf, June 4.—Iowa’s
Democratic senatorial primary cam
paign raged Into Its waning hours
tonight with both the Wearin and
Gillette camps insisting on conflicting
versions of President Roosevelt's views
of the contest.
Meanwhile A. A. Couch, president of
the Iowa State Federation of Labor,
made public a telegram from Senator
George L. Berry of Tennessee Indors
ing Senator Gillette. Mr. Couch pre
viously had issued a statement sup
porting the incumbent.
(Until, recently, Senator Berry had
been considered a New Deal stal
wart . One of the motivating influ
ences in forming labor's Non-Parti
san League, staunch supporter of
the administration, he later was
appointed to succeed the late Sen
ator Bachmann at the request of
President Roosevelt. During Senate
debate on the work relief bill, how
ever. he voted against the admin
istration in favoring the Hatch
amendment to restrict political
activity by W. P. A. administrative
Wearin Hits Statement.
Asked for his opinion on a “har
mony” statement written by 8enator
Clyde L. Herring, Democrat, of Iowa,
to solidify the party behind the win
ner, Representative Otha D. Wearin
"It is perfectly obvious that the im
plication in the proposed peace pact
is to make the people think the Presi
dent had withdrawn his support from
my cause.”
In Washington today Senator Her
ring said he had hoped the state
ment would unite Mr. Wearin and
Senator Guy Gillette, senatorial pri
mary antagonists, after the voters se
lect a nominee at the polls Monday.
Mr. Wearin refused to sign the pro
posal, Senator Herring added.
Mr. Gillette earlier today had an
nounced that he would support the
winner in the fall.
Etcher Assails Pact.
Representative E. C. Eicher, Demo
crat, of Iowa, several days ago issued
a statement denying what he said was
a report that President Roosevelt had
suggested the peace pact. He ex
pressed "surprise” over the claim that
the President had given any such in
dication of neutrality."
Mr. Gillette, an anti-court plan
Democrat, and Mr. Wearin, called "my
friend” by James Roosevelt, son of the
President, are two of the five candi
dates seeking the senatorial nomina
tion. Mr. Wearin has been indorsed
by W. P. A. Chief Harry L. Hopkins.
Representative Wearin has been
outspoken in his claims of presidential
support throughout the campaign.
Senator Gillette insists the President
is neutral. Representative Wearin
says the party needs a "loyal admin
istration Senator” in Senator Gil
lette’s place in Washington. The in
cumbent says he is “Intensely loyal”
to the President, but has added that
“any one who is either 100 per cent
for or against the New Deal either is
blindly partisan or lacks informa
Republican Race Quiet.
The issue has split the Iowa Demo
cratic party, ruler of tail-corn politics
since the New Deal sweep of 1932,
from its Federal patronage sources
down into the Statehouse.
Meanwhile a quiet Republican sena
torial race drew to a close with most
of the last-minute G. O. P. missiles
aimed at the quarreling Democratic
contestants. Aside from an occasion
al barb directed at Representative
Uoyd Thurston for supporting some
New Deal measures, former Senator
L. J. Dickinson has centered most of
(See IOWA, Page A-4.)
Frontier Violation Is Charged to
Quito Government by
Foreign Office.
By the Associated Press.
LIMA. Peru, June 4.—Peru took &
calm official view today of her frontier
clash with Ecuador but admitted she
had strengthened her border forces
to cope with "similar action on the
part of Ecuador."
This was stated in a foreign office
communique which also said Peru
wanted to settle the dispute through
diplomatic channels. Tlje public re
ceived news of the controversy calmly
and commerce and official business
was normal throughout the country.
The communique charged Ecuador
violated her border treaties on several
occasions, all of which occurred deep
in the Jungle where small outposts of
Peruvian and Ecuadorian soldiers face
each other day in and day out along
small rivers.
The foreign office denied that mili
tary forces had been concentrated at
the seaooast near the Ecuadorian
boundary "in the last few days.” Only
30 police and soldiers were sent to
Tumbea, a border town, a few day
ago, it was stated.
Vj-IKC! /
High Tension Lines Drop
Near Machine When
Pole Is Snapped.
(Pictures on Page A-4.)
Twenty-nine Georgia high school
seniors and their three chaperones,
who had been sightseeing in Wash
ington, narrowly escaped death or
serious injury late yesterday when a
front tire burst on their school bus
near Annandale, Va.. and sent the
vehicle careening from the highway
into a power pole.
The pole snapped and dropped high
tension lines within a few feet of
the battered machine, which had
turned over on its side.
The students, all from Claxton. Ga..
were piled against the bus roof and
glass windows. All were badly shaken,
but only five needed hospital treat
ment. These were later released.
One of the chaperones, Mrs. George
W. Allen, was among those treated
at Alexandria Hospital for scratches
and bruises.
Electricity Cat Off.
The snapping of the power pole,
which carried four lines of the Vir
ginia Public Service Co. of Alexandria
to a substation near Annandale. cut
the countryside out of electricity for
a short time.
Traffic was heavy on the highway
at the time of the crash and motorists
could hear the screams of the students
before they were able to untangle
themselves from the Jumbled interior
of the machine.
Two of the students, whose names
were not disclosed, had left the bus
in Washington, on their sightseeing
tour, and missed the accident. They
planned to return to their homes by
After being treated at the hospital,
the students, their other two chap
erons, J. H. Sullivan, principal of
the high school in charge of the party,
and B. C. Brewton, the bus driver,
spent last night at Alexandria, while
efforts were being made to repair the
The party left Claxton, 50 miles
from Savannah, last Monday, spent
two days here, two days in New York,
and was on its way back to Georgia
when the accident occurred.
Tore Off One Shoe.
Victor Paul Blair, one of the stu
dents, said the accident tore off one
of his shoes, but he escaped with a
few scratches. The other students in
the bus were:
Elizabeth and Genevieve Burkhalter,
Jaqueline Neesmith, Della May Mar
tin, Miriam Hodges, Madeline and
Anne Tipplns, Freida Baggett, Bonnie
Durden, Ida Prances Helmuth, Myrtle
Creech, Dallas Daniel, Eola Durrence,
Reba Plyler, Marion Edwards, Ruby
Elmore, Willis Elmore, Robert Austin,
Jim Sands, Robert Moody, Alvis
Downs, Harry Lightsey, W. E. Callo
way, Hugh Wells, J. B. Glisson, Jr.;
O. P. Bunton and Clyde Strickland,
"Bill" Lynn.
Man Accused of Molesting College
Girl in Pennsylvania Is
Imperiled by 2,000.
Br the Associated Press.
colored man picked up for question
ing in connection with the molesta
tion of a 19-year-old college girl was
spirited away from City Hall by State
police tonight when a mob estimated
at 2,000 persons gathered around the
'building threatening the man.
State police from half a dozen sub
stations in the eastern part of the
State were called to augment the
Coatesville police in maintaining order.
The crowd, which police said in
cluded several persons armed with
shotguns, lengths of iron pipe and
clubs, marched to the City Hall with
cries of "get him.”
The man, whom Chester County
Detective Chester Grubb identified as
Jim Ward of Coatesville, was spirited
away in the automobile of Chief of
Police Chester Grisson of Downing
Radio Programs, Page F-3.
Complete Index, Page A-2.
P. W, Murphy
Of D. C, Injured
In Air Accident
Pan American Union
Statistician is in
Mexico Crash.
Paul W. Murphy.
Paul Williams Murphy of 424 Crit
tenden street N.W., a member of the
staff of the Pan-American Union, was
injured Friday in an airplane acci
dent in Mexico, according to word
received here last night by the Asso
ciated Press.
Details of the accident were not
learned, but it was said Mr. Murphy
had been taken to a hospital at Oax
aca City, in Oaxaca State. The acci
dent was said to have occurred near
Tamazulapan. Pour Mexicans also
were reported injured in the accident.
Mr. Murpny, a .
statistical staff
member of the
Pan-Ame ricani
Union, was I
traveling in Mex
ico on promo
tion work in the
interests of the
Pan - American
Union. He had
been there for
some time.
Mr. Murphy,
who is 28, resides
with his mother,
Mrs. Elizabeth
Murphy, and two
brothers, Harold and Leo. He is
well known in local amateur theatri
cal circles and is a member of the
Arts Club.
Ton of Lead and Five Tons of
Gasoline Shipped for
Continuation of Tests.
By the Associated Press.
SEATTLE. June 4.—One ton of
lead and five tons of gasoline were load
ed aboard the Atlantic Clipper today
to guard against repetition of yester
day's near mishap when the lightly
laden plane dipped a wipg tip 10 feet
in Elliott Bay during taxiing tests.
The ballast brought her total
weight to about 67,000 pounds.
Factory officials could not forecast
when she would take to the air for her
first test flight. They said part of the
wing dipping yesterday was inten
tional, Test Pilot Edmund T. Allen
dipping the wings three times in rapid
succession, after the first dip, as part
of the strenuous tests.
Craft to Be Built for Norfolk Coast
Guard Division.
NORFOLK, Va., June 4 Bids
for the construction of sixty 38-foot
picket boats for the Norfolk Coast
Guard Division will be asked Monday,
Capt. T. G. Craps ter, commandant of
the division, said today. The craft
would be motor driven.
Money for Children’s Home
Continuance Also Due to
Be Asked in House.
Dissatisfied with conditions at
the National Training School for
Girls and the Receiving Home for
Children, Congress decreed aboli
tion of the school as of July 1 and
transfer of the home to old Police
Court Building next December.
Dilemma thus confronting welfare
officials brought storm of protest,
plus ban on use of Police Court
Building for children. Prespect of
girls and children being ruthlessly
evicted caused Congress to recon
sider problem.
Funds for continued operation of
the National Training School tor Girls
and the Children’s Receiving Home
will be included in the third and final
deficiency supply bill to be reported
to the House Tuesday by the Appro
priations Committee, it was learned
last night from an authoritative
The bill also, it was said, will carry
special appropriations totaling about
$209,500 for sponsoring W. P. A. proj
ects for women and for transportation
home of non-resident indigents—items
the Budget Bureau proposed to finance
out of the already inadequate $900,000
direct relief fund for the new fiscal
year beginning July 1.
The National Training School for
Girls, scene of several disturbances
among the inmates in the last year,
was destined to be closed June 30. No
funds were carried in the 1939 Dis
trict Appropriation Act for its opera
tion after that date.
The Children’s Receiving Home had
been given a longer lease on life. The
Appropriation Act for 1939 provides
sufficient funds to keep it in opera
tion until December 31,
No provision was made in the Ap
propriation Act for housing the girls
at the training school after its close.
Representative Collins, Democrat, of
Mississippi, chairman of the Appro
priations Subcommittee, which framed
the 1939 District supply bill, had sug
gested that they be transferred to
Blue Plains, or to the woman’s penal
colony on the workhouse reservation
at Occoquan, Va. He charged it cost
as much to maintain one girl’at the
training school as it did two students
at Vassar College.
The appropriation act recommend
ed that with the closing of the Chil
dren’s Receiving Home December 31,
Its Inmates be quartered in the old
Police Court Building at Sixth and D
streets N.W. The Are marshal’s
office, however, vigorously opposed the
plan on the ground the old building
Polish Flyers in Borne.
ROME, June 4 04s).—Five Polish
flyers who left Los Angeles May 13
on a flight to Warsaw landed here
tonight from Casablanca, French Mo
rocco, after a stop at Tunis.
Racer Burns Up Road to D. C.,
But Is Caught in Second Crash
two amateur racers threw Alex
andria, Va., and about 20 miles of the
Mount Vernon Memorial highway and
highway No. 1 into an uproar last
night with a 70-mile-an-hour chase
that ended with two meek motorists
in the Alexandria police station
charged with reckless driving.
When Park Policemen Ernest Cul
lember and Phillip Birch were finally
reunited and compared notes as to
what happened to one while the other
was chasing somebody else, their
story ran something like this:
They were an patrol duty near the
Capital Overlook on the memorial
highway north of Alexandria when
two cars passed them in an obvious
attempt to determine which was the
faster. The police gave chase and a
mile or two later succeeded in waving
car No. 1 to the side of the road.
Officer Cullember jumped out to
make the arrest and Officer Birch took
off again in quest of car No. 2, which
was disappearing over the horizon.
Much to Mr. cullember’s surprise,
however, the driver of car No. 1, in
stead of standing by to be arrested,
threw his car in gear and roared away,
leaving him flat-footed. But not for
Flagging a passing car, whose
owner’s name he had no time to learn.
Officer Cullember resumed his chase
of car No. 1. Into Alexandria, past
red lights, and back out again toward
Washington on route No. 1 Officer
Cullember and his driver sped. Their
quarry appeared determined to escape
despite heavy traffic at the Highway
Bridge. '
The fleeing car managed to get
through the bridge traffic, but collided
with another ear at the entrance to
the tourist camp near the foot of
Fourteenth street, forcing the other
into the curb. Without hesitating, the
car continued on until halted by a
second collision with a car at Four
teenth and Water streets S.W.
Returning to the Alexandria police
station. Officer Cullember found his
partner with the driver of car No. 2,
whom he had halted at the outskirts
of Alexandria.
The driver of car No. 1 gave his
name as Paul Pullman, 50, of 1832
Ingleside terrace N.W., and of car No.
2 as J. Ralph Curtis, 37, of Alexandria.
Both were booked for reckless driving
and released on $100 bond.
Walsh Compromise Plan Is
Considered Most Likely
Yet Advanced.
Absence of Differentials May
Arouse Antagonism of
Southern Conferees.
The House passed wage-hour bill
after securing signatures necessary
to a petition to force its discharge
from Rules Committee, where it
had long been deadlocked. That
achievement for administration
forces followed smashing Florida
primary victory of Senator Pepper,
who campaigned on New Deal
ticket including support of wage
hour measure. The Senate pre
viously had passed similarly en
titled bill, but important differences
presaged bitter conference battle.
There’s life in the old wage-hour
bill squabble yet. So much so that
members of the Senate and House
Conference Committee, quitting late
yesterday until tomorrow, said they
saw no chance of an adjournment of
Congress by the end of this week.
A compromise proposal, dealing with
minimum wages, by Senator David I.
Walsh of Massachusetts, submitted
during the committee meeting yester
day, apparently aroused more enthu
siasm than any of the other efforts
at compromise put forward so far.
The Walsh proposal, however, makes
no provision for the ’'differentials”
so dear to the hearts of the Southern
Senator Walsh has suggested to his
committee colleagues that the mini
mum wage, starting at 25 cents an
hour, shall advance each year 3 cents,
for a five-year period, until it becomes
40 cents an hour. That is the nub
of the Walsh compromise. He has
included in it a provision that estab
lished minimum wages, whether by
State law' or in industry, shall not be
reduced to the 25-cent level just be
cause Congress shall have written into
the statutes a provision for 25-cent
minimum wages.
Mr*. Norton Accepts Plan.
Mrs. Norton, chairman of the House
Labor Committee and head of the
House contingent in the conference,
declared her enthusiasm for the
Walsh proposal—even preferring It to
a suggested compromise of her own.
She said that a majority of the House
conferees would approve it.
The conferees'discussed the wage
hour bills as passed by the Senate and
the House, seeking some common
ground on which they could agree,
for five and a half hours yesterday.
And when they quit until 10 a.m. to
morrow’, all that the chairman, Senator
Thomas of Utah, would say was that
"we have another 24 hours behind
us.” There was still no very certain
light; there had been no vote on any
proposition in the committee.
■ It was noticeable that so far the
conferees have done nothing except to
agree on a minimum wage rate to start
at 25 cents. This follows the House
bill. And on a maximum hours rate
of 44 hours a W’eek, another House
provision. These rates are, of course,
only starters.
The discussions have pertained so
far, during the three days in which
conference* were held, to the wage
part of the bill. There has been no
attempt to reach any conclusion with
regard to the administrative agency
for carrying out the law. The Senate
provided for a labor standards board.
The House turned the administration
over to the Secretary of Labor. This
difference is likely to lead to prolonged
debate in the committee. Nor has there
been any real discussion of a compro
mise relating to maximum working
hours. It is quite clear that the Con
ference Committee has a lot of trouble
ahead of it.
In addition to the Walsh compromise
on the minimum wages provision of
the bill, three other major proposals
(See WAGE-HOUR, Page A-5.)
Aubrey Williams Advocates Huge
Housing Program in Talk at
By the Associated Press.
PITTSBURGH, Pa.. June 4.—Au
brey Williams, deputy administrator
of the W. P. A. at Washington, blamed
monopoly tonight for much of the
Nation’s economic ills.
He spoke before the National Fed
eration of Settlements in place of Ad
ministrator Harry L. Hopkins, who
cancelled his scheduled appearance
because of illness.
“The heavy hand of monopoly is
still upon our society,” Mr. Williams
declared, “and it is Increasingly ap
parent that we cannot have a free,
vigorous system unless that hand
is removed.”
He advocated also a huge housing
“If by some magic formula we
could get $3,000,000,000 of new hous
ing in the next year,” Mr. Williams
said, “a great strain would be lifted
from the Government’s mechanism
of employment, and Investment and
intense vigor in business activity
would take place all along the line.”
'T'HE Baltimore-Washington
Parkway, and what It
means In the beautification
of approaches to the Na
tional Capital—an inter
esting article by Gilmore
Clarke, chairman of *the
Commission of Pine Arts.
Page C-9.

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