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WEATHER.
<U. 8. Weather Bureau Poreeaet.t
Cloudy tonight; probably showers to
morrow; not much change In tempera
ture; gentle winds, mostly southeast.
Temperatures today—Highest, 82, at 2
p.m.; lowest. 64, at 3:15 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.
^ Mmm Associated Press.
86th YEAR. No. 34,372.
WASHINGTON, D. C,, THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 1938—FORTY-EIGHT PAGES.
Entered 11 second clue matter rTTT'DU'T rvcvrrrcs
post office, Washington. D. C. X XxJtvJiiJcj \aEjJN X 5S.
SUSPECT LEADS POLICE
TO BODY OF CASH BOY;
OTHERS BEING SOUGHT
- ❖_
Nearly All Ransom
Is Located Near
Kidnap Victim.
CRUMPLED NOTE
TIP TO SHERIFF
Arrests Truck Driver
• When Suspicions
Are Aroused.
BACKGROUND—
Young James Bailey Cash, jr.,
was kidnaped from his bed on the
evening of May 28. A 810,000 ran
som was demanded, which was paid
t hree days later by the father, who
deposited it along lonely road indi
cated by kidnaper. The boy was
not returned as promised and a
tvide hunt was begun, participated
in by F. B. I. agents, police and
thousands of Florida citizens with
out apparent results. Several sus
pects were arrested and released.
Hy the Associated Press.
MIAMI, Fla., June 9.—The body of
kidnaped James Bailey Cash, jr., was
found today and G-men announced
the recovery of the $10,000 ransom
end the arrest of a suspect, but indi
cated the case still was not completely
solved.
“We have the kidnaper or one of
the kidnapers,” said J. Edgar Hoover,
director of the Federal Bureau of In
vestigation, in discussing the arrest
of Franklin Pierce McCall, husky 21
year-old truck driver, who, he said,
admitted writing the three ransom
- notes and collecting the money.
Mr. Hoover declined to say whether
authorities were seeking possible con
federates. He. also turned aside ques
tions as to whether any others were
In custody.
“The investigation will actively con
tinue,” Mr. Hoover announced, adding
that the F. B. I. field office in Prince
ton, however, would be closed.
Mr. Hoover said Dr. Thomas Otto,
who accompanied Federal agents when
they located the 5-year-old victim’s
body 3 minutes after midnight this
morning less than a mile from his
home, believed he had been dead when
ieft there.
The ransom money was discovered
•boat 200 yards east-of the body.
No Evidence of Violence.
“Climate and humidity caused rapid
decomposition,” he said. “The body
was found face up. There was no
evidence of violent injury.”
A coroner’s Jury impaneled by Jus
tice of the Peace S. L. Kendrick of
Homestead viewed the remains at an
undertaker's there, inspected the
thicket where it was found and called
at the home of Mr. Cash, senior. Then
it adjourned until Saturday afternoon
without returning a verdict.
McCall, a former tenant in the Cash
apartment house, was taken into cus
tody a week ago by Sheriff D. C. Cole
man. The sheriff said he attempted
to Implicate M. P. Braxton, unem
ployed Princeton carpenter, by identi
* tying him as a man he said he saw
slip the third of the ransom notes un
der Mr. Cash's door two nights after
the abduction May 28. Mr. Braxton
and his relatives were held for ques
tioning, but later released.
It was understood that while most
of the ransom money was recovered,
* few of the 1,500 bills of small de
nomination were missing.
Despite the possibility that others
besides McCall might be involved,
State Attorney George A. Worley went
before Circuit Judge Arthur Gomez
and had a call issued for a special
grand jury to convene Monday morn
ing.
Sheriff Coleman said McCall, with
out any show of emotion, led Mr.
Hoover, himself, and a squad ol
agents to the dense thicket where
the dead boy had been left, without
an effort at burial. Little remained
but the skeleton and fragments of the
pajamas of the boy.
When it was explained what condi
tion the body was in the boy’s father
decided not to look at it. Friends of
the family said they planned an early,
private funeral.
It was McCall who called Mr.
Cash’s attention to the third ransom
note two nights after the abduction,
saying he found it on the floor of Mr.
Cash’s apartment and that the kid
naper apparently had slipped it under
the door.
Sheriff Coleman, suspicious 'because
the note had been wadded into a ball,
arrested McCall June 1. After ques
(See KIDNAPING, Page A-3.)
DISABLING HIS YACHT,
CAPTAIN LEAPS INTO SEA
Only Other Man Aboard Uses
Searchlight to Summon
Aid of Steamer.
By the Associated Press.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. June
Coast Guard divisional headquarters
heard today of a yacht captain who
apparently went insane, disabled his
craft and then jumped overboard.
The report was relayed hy the out
tor Mojave, which sped to the assist
ance of the yacht Backbone, drifting
about 75 miles south-southwest of
Key West. The cutter reached the
yacht at 8:30 a.m. and stood by to
place tow lines abdkrd.
Coast Guardsmen said the Mojave
radioed that Capt. John Erickson of
Brooklyn jumped overboard about
11:30 p.m. yesterday, gjarlier, the
cutter messaged, the yacht's master
had crippled the steering gear and the
engine dutch. \ ■iikt
Joseph Mann of Auburn, N. Y„ Ike
only other person aboard, liked a
searchlight to summon aid. Hk, was
taken off by the Honduran steamer
Castillo, which stood by until the
Coast Guard craft arrived.
Franklin Pierce McCall, left, as he was taken to the F. B. I.
office in Miami by Sheriff p. C. Coleman Jhne 1. It was taken by
Ernest Bennett of the Miami Daily News,, but the prisoner re
mained unidentified until today.—Copyright, A. P: Wirephotos.
LINDBERGHS QUIT
Believed to Have Gone to
llliec Island, Off Coast
of Brittany.
Bv the Associated Press.
LONDON, June 9.—Col. and Mrs.
Charles A. Lindbergh have left Long
Barn, in Kent, their English home for
two and a half years.
Friends said presumably they had
gone to lonely llliec Island, off the
coast of France’s Brittany, which the
flyer bought last April.
A reliable source said the Lind
berghs had given up their farm house
for good and, with their two sons,
Jon and Land, left the country “sev
eral days ago.”
“I know they intend to go to llliec
Island, but whether they have gone
there directly I cannot say,” this
source asserted.
Only last week Col. and Mrs. Lind
bergh attended Britain’s royal court
ball—he in traditional knee breeches.
Seclusion Broken Recently.
Up to a month ago, when they be
gan appearing in parties at the home
of American-born Lady Astor, they
kept almost entirely to themselves
while in England.
However, during the last year tljey
have been to the United States and
have made frequent flying trips to
St. Gildas Island, near Illiec, to visit
Dr. Alexis Carrel, with whom Col.
Lindbergh In 1935 developed the "arti
ficial heart.”
Their youngest son, Land, was born
May 13, 1937, shortly after the Lind
berghs returned from an air trip to
India. Their older son, Jon, who will
be 6 on August 16, came with them to
Kent two years ago last Christmas.
The Lindberghs left the United
States to live in England after Bruno
Richard Hauptmann had been con
victed of the kidnap-murder of their
first child, Charles A., jr.
Expected to Continue Work.
It was taken for granted that Col.
Lindbergh and Dr. Carrel will con
tinue together their scientific work on
' their Islands off the Brittany coast.
It was known Col. Lindbergh had
taken an interest of late In European
political and military developments,
especially as they affect aerial rearma
ment of the great powers. <
PLANES HELPING HUNT
BANDITS IN ARKANSAS
t ‘ , y ,
Three Guard Craft Join Posse in
Search After Gangmen
Avert Capture.
By the Associated Press.
LEWISVILLE, Ark., June 9.—Three
National Guard planes, equipped with
two-way radios, today joined in a
hunt for a gang of outlaws believed
hiding in the desolate Bodcaw Bot
toms, 20 miles south of here along
the Louisiana border.
The bandits, credited with bank
robberies at Bradley, Ark., and Min
den, La., in the last two days, eluded
a posse of 50 heavily-armed officers
last night, but were believed trapped
in a densely-wooded section.
CHINESE FLEEING
THREEBjG CITIES
Government Also Is Moved
From Hankow as Japan's
Army Approaches.
BACKGROUND—
Japan has carried aerial war
fare into South China to cut off
arms supplies going to Chinese
armies over Canton-Hankow Rail
way. Canton has been bombed
every day since May ■*, with toll
soaring to more than S,000 killed
and wounded. Japanese meanwhile
continue to press toward Cheng
chow and Hankow, provisional seat
of Nationalist government.
BULLETIN.
Ambassador Joseph Grew, at
Tokio, asked the Japanese govern
ment today to take urgent meas
ures to stop bombing of non-com
batant property in China. The
State Department said Mr. Grew
was instructed to apprise the Japa
nese foreign office of an attack of
Japanese planes upon the Ungen
University campus yesterday.
By the Associated Press.
SHANGHAI, June 9.—War's fury to
day was causing a mass migration
from three great cities, adding in
numerable thousands to an estimated
30,000,000 refugees already homeless
as a result of Japan’s gigantic sweep
across China.
Relentless bombings since May 28
at Canton had caused ah estimated
500,000 to flee to the coast and the
interior, packing all available convey
ances. Railway stations around Can
ton were targets for Japanese bombs
today.
Thousands more were fleeing south
(See CHINA, PageA^)
British and French Vessels
Attacked—2 of 19 Dead
Believed English.
THREE MERCHANT SHIPS
ARE BLASTED OFF SPAIN
Aerial Watch Against Haiders Is
Expected to Be Extension
of Nyon Agreement.
BACKGROUND—
Last September Great Britain in
stigated conference at Nyon, Swit
zerland, to create international sea
fleet to halt submarine piracy
against neutral shipping around
Spain. Submarines have been
replaced by planes in insurgent
attempt to shut off commerce
of Loyalist Spain with outside
world, and 12 foreign vessels
had been sunk or damaged by in
surgent bombs in past two weeks.
By the Associated Press.
LONDON, June 9.—An alarmed
Britain, spurred by news of fresh
bombings today in Spanish waters,
sought a course of speedy action to
end repeated and increasing-insurgent
Spanish air attacks on her shipping.
The bombing of the French freighter
Brisbane at Denia. in which two of
seven persons killed were believed to
be British, and an attack which dis
abled the British vessel Isadora at
Castellon de la Plana heightened offi
cial British concern over mounting
casualties.
(Spanish insurgent air raiders
today bombed a third merchant
ship, oil Benicasim near Castellon
de la Plana, killing 12 persons and
wounding 19, reports from Madrid
said.
(The ship was not Immediately
identified. The attack was the most
serious of three such bombardments
early today.)
The government was expected to
act both alone and with other na
tions to-bring pressure on Generalis
simo Francisco ftanco, the insurgent
chief. Definite plans awaited reports
from British diplomats at Barcelona
and Burgos, the Spanish capitals.
Air Patrol Plan Reported.
Britain was reported studying a pro
posal for an international air patrol
similar to the naval patrol- plready<
operating and to- be eonsiderfpg put
ting the question of the insurgent at
tacks squarely up to Premier Benito
Mussolini of Italy.
London newspapers have suggested
that Italian and German flyers were
ignoring Franco’s orders and singling
out British ships for attack.
Also concerned over the loss of life,
the Vatican was reported to be direct
ing "continual insistence” to Gen.
Franco against bombardment of Span
ish civilians.
The air patrol Britain was believed
considering would enlarge the powers
of the international fleet created at
British instigation by the Nyon Con
ference last autumn to crush subma
rine piracy in the Mediterranean.
Presumably such an air patrol would
be given the same orders as the war
ships—to shoot down on sight any
air raiders attacking merchant ships
trading with Spain.
Treaty Drafted Last Summer.
The Nyon treaty was drafted last
autumn after Britain took a decisive
stand against torpedo attacks on her
merchantmen and ships of other flags
in the Mediterranean. France was a
signatory of the accord and Italy later
(See SPAIN, Page A-13.)
Bombing of Cities,
Military Necessity,
Fascist Editor Says
Bv the Associated Press.
ROME, June 9. — Virgin io
Gayda, authoritative Fascist edi
tor, declared today that Spanish
insurgent bombings of ‘‘so-called
tpen cities” were "a necessity.”
The recent raids on Barcelona,
»/ote Gayda in his newspaper,
^rjOiornale d’ltalla, destroyed im
Jportant government aerial rein
forcements. He went on:
"New proof is offered the civil- '
ized world of the necessity of
Spanish Nationalist (insurgent)
bombardments aimed at destroy
ing the wings of war assembled
by the Reds (Spanish govern
ment) with foreign aid in so
called open cities.”
Summary of Today's Star
Page. Page.
Amusements. C-4 Radio.--.—-- C-4
Comics.. C-14-U Short Story- B-5
Editorials--. A-14 Society_ B-3
Finance..A-11 Sports.—. C-l-3
Lost & Pound C-A Woman’s Page C-S
Obituary. — A-ttj.-'
FOREIGN. »:,V
Brazil’s envoy to return home; not ex
pected back. ' Page A-l
Plot to’ threaten Nuffield with surgery
in extortion bared. Page A-l
Fresh bombings spur Britain to air
patrol plan. Pape A-l
Chinese evacuate 3 cities, government
is moved again. Page A-l
NATIONAL. (
Southerners threaten filibuster against
wage-hour bill. Page A-l
VAAHINGTON AND NEARBY.
D. C. business ’“reasonably satisfac
tory,” bankers told. Page A-3
judge Newman to increase penalties in
speeding cases. Page B-l
Millions voted to begin work on build
ings in District. Page B-l
FINANCIAL.
Bank clearings jump. Pape A-1A
Bond changes small ttable). Page A-17
A
Oil supplies up slightly. Page A-M
Stocks edge up (table). Page A-18
Curb specialties gain (table). Page A-10
Officials study bond market. Page A-19
SPORTS. .
Giants take two from Cubs and go
back into lead. Page C-l
Speculator seer Is sure Schmeling will
kayo Louis. Page C-2
U. 8. Open has 14 strong contenders
as play starts. Page C-3
BDITORIAL COMMENT.
Editorials. Page A-10
This and That. I Page A-10
Answers to Questions. , Page A-10
David Lawrence. PageA-ll
The Capital Parade. PageA-ll
G. Gould Lincoln. . Page A-ll
Jay Franklin. PageA-ll
Delia Pynchon. ' PageA-ll
MISCELLANY.
Vital Statistics. Page B-S
After Dark. PageB-lt
City News in Brief. Page C-l
Cross-word Puade. Page C-ll
Bedtime Story.. Page C-lO
Letter-Out Page C-10
Winning Contract Page C-ll
Nature’s Children. Page C-ll
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Brazils Envoy to Return Home;
Not Expected Back at U. S. Post
-- A
Pimentel Brandao Incurs
Vargas’ Displeasure
by Work Here.
By CONSTANTINE BROWN.
The new Brazilian Ambassador to
the United States, Senhor Mario de
Pimentel Brandao, is leaving Saturday
for hti native country after having
represe.ited the Vargas government in
this country for only a few weeks.
While the official explanation of his
departure is that he wants to avo’d !
the torrid Washington summer, in
official quarters it is believed that the
Ambassador will not return to his post,
having incurred the displeasure of his
government for the manner in which
he has handled Brazilian-American
affairs.
The political relations between the
two countries remain excellent. Both
President Oetuho Vargas and his
minister of foreign affairs, Oswaldo
(See BRAZIL, Page A-9.)
KOI LAID BARE
Nuffield Faced Threat of
Operation in Extortion,
British Court Told.
Pt the Associated Press.
OXFORD, England, June 9.—Testi
mony that a would-be kidnaper in
tended to extort huge sums from Vis
count Nuffield, millionaire automobile
manufacturer, by threatening him with
an “operation without an anaesthetic”
was introduced today at the hearing of
John Bruce Thornton.
Thornton, 50, is charged with incit
ing Maj. Arthur G. F. Ramsden to
help him abduct Great Britain's
“Henry Ford.”
Maj. Ramsden, testifying against
Thornton, said the latter told him he
would “make a display of surgical
tools” before the millionaire after the
kidnaping had been carried out and
thus induce him to write a letter ar
ranging for a letter of credit for 100,
000 pounds (about $500,000).
If Lord Nuffield "did not play the
game,” Maj. Ramsden said, Thornton
wanted to take the peer out to sea on
a yacht and “dump him.”
Arrested it Nuffield Plant.
The plot collapsed, the prosecutor
said, because Maj. Ramsden told
police. Thornton was arrested May
24 when he drove up to Lord Nuffleld’s
Cowley plant in an automobile. He
was accused of carrying two pistols.
The prosecutor, H. J. Parham, said
the plan was to kidnap Lord Nuffield
at pistol point, take him to the yacht
Pierrette at anchor at a barren point
on the east coast and hold him until
Thornton negotiated letters of credit
he was going to force the captive to
write.
Thornton, the prosecutor asserted,
told Maj. Ramsden be had bought a
disguise In Australia—a red toupee
with peroxide hair in back, a false
moustache and eyebrows, gold caps
for his teeth and some corsets “to
make me a spot slimmer.”
The idea, Mr. Parham charged, was
for Maj. Ramsden to keep Lord
Nuffield in chains aboard, the yacht
until Thornton negotiated the letters
of credit on the continent and then
turn the prisoner loose in a field with
his eyes covered with adhesive tape.
Continued to "Co-operate.”
Maj. Ramsden let the police in on
the plot early In May, but continued
to pretend to co-operate, the prosecu
tor continued.
He said Thornton had written to
Lard Nuffield as an “American
journalist” on the pretense he wanted
to interview him. Mr. Parham pro
duced a letter which, he said, Thorn
ton intended to hand the viscount
when he met him by appointment
May 24 at the Cowley works.
“I am packing two automatic pistols
of large caliber,” the prosecutor read,
"and will immediately shoot you if
you attempt to raise alarm or sus
picion.
“Smile, chat, be cheery even if it
hurts * * * Jump to it. I’m in a
hurry.”
The prosecutor declared heavy-set
Thornton was wearing his entire dis
guise—except the wig—when he drove
Into the police trap at the automobile
plant.
AMBASSADOR PIMENTEL
BRANDAO.
Freighter Captain Says It
Burned and Sank—No
Sign of Crew Seen.
By the Associated Press.
BALTIMORE, June 9.—Capt. Ernest
Travers reported in Cambridge today
he saw a luxurious 40-foot cabin
cruiser explode, burn and sink in the
Chesapeake Bay last night.
He said he cruised for two hours in
a vain attempt to pick up any survi
vors. There was no sign of any crew,
Capt. Travers said, and he assumed
that any one aboard the vessel was
burned to death or drowned.
The flames completely enveloped the
cruiser before he could approach close
enough to ascertain its name, he said.
Capt. Travers was crossing the bay
in his freighter, the B. F. Travers, and
arrived late in Cambridge today.
Capt. Travers reported the fire oc
curred some 4 or 5 miles offshore in
water ranging from 25 to 100 feet in
depth, off Black Walnut Point, near
Jefferson Island.
The Maritime Exchange in Balti
more said it had no record of any
such yacht missing in the bay. The
Coast Guard said it had received no
report of the explosion. A routine
investigation was begun.
The Naval Academy said it had not
received any report on any missing
yacht.
HOUSE 10 SED
Special Rule Is Granted.
May Hopes to Call Up
Bill Tomorrow.
The House Rules Committee today
granted a special rule to expedite
action in the House on the King-.
Norton bill authorizing development
of a model airport at Camp Springs,
Md., approximately 10 miles from the
Capital. The rule provides for one
hour’s debate.
Chairman May of the Military Af
fairs Committee, when notified of the
Rules Committee action, said he hopes
to call the bill up for passage in the
House tomorrow. AH opposition has
been removed, he said, adding that he
expects the bill will be promptly
passed.
Representative May is conferring to
day with Chairman O'Connor of the
Rules Committee in an effort to have
written into the rule that all points
of order against the bill are waived.
This action is desirable. Mr. May ex
plained, because the bill as ft passed
the Senate in the first session of the
present Congress directly appropriates
$3,000,000 for acquisition of land and
making a start on tbe new airport.
Under the House rules, a legislative
committee no longer has authority to
make direct appropriations, that pre
rogative being reserved exclusively for
the Appropriations Committee. If the
rule does not provide for waiving the
point of order, to which the bill would
be subject, Representative May is pre
pared to offer a committee amendment
changing the direct appropriation to
an authorization.
However, since there is no longer
serious objection to passage of the
bill, Mr. May expressed confidence
that in order to expedite procedure in
the closing rush of the presuit session
the House members would agree to
making a short cut and passing the
bill as is. This would prevent having
to send it back to the Senate for ap
proval of the amendment and also
would avoid' delay in getting budget
estimates submitted and action
through the Appropriations Commit
tee on the $3,000,000 item.
Representative Nichols, Democrat,
of Oklahoma, who was secretary of the
Congressional Airport Commission
which recommended the Camp
Springs site, said this will be the
"finest airport in the world.”
B. & 0. Appeals.
BALTIMORE, June 9 (fl*).—An ap
peal from an assessment of $4,131,245
levied by the State Tax Commission
against a portion of the Baltimore &
Ohio Railroad's rolling equipment in
Maryland was filed in Circuit Court
yesterday.
29 Prisoners Are Set Free
From Crowded Alexandria Jail
Congested conditions in the anti-1
quated Alexandria Jail resulted today
in the release of 29 prisoners, all of
whom had been incarcerated for mis
demeanors, to provide room for other
prisoners.
This unusual step was carried nut
by Police Justice James Reese Duncan,
who ordered 10 of the prisoners to
leave the city immediately, tirarning
them not to return.
Judge Duncan had planned orig
inally to free 34 inmates of the institu
tion, but five of this group were found
to have long records and were ordered
returned to the jail. The charges in
all the cases ranged from drunk and
disorderly to vagrancy and panhan
dling.
Seven white men and three colored
men were freed on condition they pay
their fines, ranging from $1 to $25, by
the end of the month. Five others
had their sentences suspended, with
the threat that the maximum penalty
would be imposed if they were arrested
again.
Four colored women also were in
cluded in the liberated group. Three
were released under suspended sen
tences, and the fourth was given until
the end of the month to pay her fine.
The 10 whom Judge Duncan ordered
to leave the city. Including one col
ored man, were taken Immediately to
the city limits in a police patrol.
Judge Duncan said none of those
told to leave the city were residents of
Alexandria. The prisoners whose sen
tences were suspended live and work
in or near Alexandria, he told re
peaters,
More than 100 prisoners had been
confined in the Virginia lock-up and
police said release of 34 was necessary
because of the lack of room for de
tention' of other prisoners convicted by
the court.
The majority of the men had from
5 to 10 days remaining to serve on
sentences for minor offenses.
Enlargement and modernization Of
the jail long has been advocated by
various groups in Alexandria. The
Corporation Court recently appointed
a commission to study conditions at
the lock-up, and the study still is in
progress.
The United States Court for the
Eastern District of Virginia, located in
Alexandria, some time ago discon
tinued the practice of using the jail
tor the lengthy detention of prisoners
from that court.
Only those whose hearings are
scheduled to come up within a two
or three day period are held in the
jail now. All others are taken to
Norfolk for detention until their cases
are to be heard.
The Alexandria City Council ex
pects to meet next week to consider
plans for a $4,000 improvement pro
gram at the institution, but officials
said this money would provide for only
a minor change. Authorities are par
ticularly concerned with the fact that
the Jail provides no facilities for seg
regation of prisoners except as to sex
and color.
City officials are not quite sure just
how old the present building is, but it
was said its age probably was some
where between SO and 100 yearn.
WAGE EWER
MEAT MAY NET
NEW AGREEMENT
Conference Group Weighs
Revision of Assailed
Compromise Plan.
REWRITING WOULD ADD
FURTHER EXEMPTIONS
Proposal Seen Appeasing Bloc of
Southerners—7-Year Limit
Would Mean Little.
BACKGROUND—
Wage-hour legislation has been
making difficult way through Con
gress for better part of one special
and two regular sessions. Southern
opposition in House boomeranged
to result in passage there this
spring of more extreme measure
than had been approved in Senate
last year. Differences have been
largely compromised in conference,
although new obstacles to final en
actment are feared when conferees
report to respective branches.
By G. GOULD LINCOLN.
The Wage and Hour Bill Conference
Committee, faced with a threatened
filibuster by a large group of Southern
Senators, today considered rewriting
the compromise plan approved yes
terday.
That compromise would put a mini
mum wage of 40 cents an hour into
effect at the end of seven years, with
provision for exemptions in industries
which could demonstrate that such a
minimum would substantially curtail
employment opportunities therein.
New proposals were for further ex
emptions, depending on economic con
ditions affecting the industries, the
cost of living and living standards.
If the Southerners can have written
into the proposed law these additional
exemptions, it is understood they will
be satisfied. Indeed, the seven-year
time limit will mean little if these ex
emptions are to run along indefinitely.
Hope for Agreement.
Senators Pepper of Florida and El
lender of Louisana, the Southern Sen
ators on the Conference Committee,
expressed a hope a satisfactory com
promise would be reached. The con
ferees are continuing work this after
noon.
At a meeting earlier today 17 Demo
cratic Senators from the South had
put their foot down squarely against
any wage and hour bill that definitely
and without the possibility of excep
tions fixes a minimum wage of 40
cents an hour.
These Senators formulated a pro
posal of their own, providing for dif
ferentials and exceptions, which they
later submitted to the Conference
Committee.
"If they (the Conference Commit
tee) do not accept this proposal, there
will be a lot of talking on the bill in *
the Senate,” commented Senator El
lender.
This was just a mild way of saying
there will be a filibuster against the
bill if the Conference Committee per
sists in bringing out a measure which
makes no provision for differentials
and "closes” the upper end of the
25-40-cent minimum wage by statute.
Oppose 40-Cent Minimum.
The Southerners are hot opposed to
a 25-cent minimum wage or to writing
that low level into the law. They are
not going to permit passage of a law
which fixes—at any time in the fu
ture—a 40-cent minimum wage with
out any posslblity of exceptions.
Senator Pepper, acting as spokes
man for the group after its meeting in
the Senate Ofllce Building this morn
ing, said he would propose to the con
ferees that a minimum wage scale of
25 cents an hour be made effective for
(See CONGRESS, Page A-3J
HELEN JACOBS DROPS
FROM WIGHTMAN PLAY
Tennis Star Suffers From Stiff
Neck—To Be Replaced by
Sarah Fabyan.
By the Associated Press.
WIMBLEDON, England, June
Suffering from a stiff neck and shoul
der, Helen Jacobs today was dropped
from America's Wightman Cup tennis
team which meets Great Britain to
morrow and Saturday,
Miss Jacobs caught a bad- cold last
week and the after-effects so handi
capped her that she had to stop prac- v
tice yesterday after a single set.
Mrs. Sarah Palfrey Fabyan will sub
stitute for her as the No. 3 singles
player, the No. 1 and No. 2 places go
ing to Alice Marble and Helen Wills
Moody.
The pairings for the two-day series:
Tomorrow—Singles, Miss Marble vs.
Kay Stammers; Mrs. Moody vs. Mar
garet Scriven.
Doubles, Mrs. Fabyan and mi..
Marble vs. Freda James and Margot
Lumb.
Saturday—Singles, Miss Lumb vs.
Mrs. Fabyan; Miss Stammers vs. Mrs.
Moody; Miss Marble vs. Miss Scriven.
Doubles, Mrs. Moody and Dorothy
Bundy vs. Evedyn Dearman and Joan
Ingram.
Congress Will End
Session on Tuesday,
Barkley Believes
By the Associated Press.
Senator Barkley of Kentucky,
the Democratic leader, predicted
today Congress would adjourn
“about Tuesday."
After talking with President
Roosevelt, Senator Barkley re
plied to a question about adjourn
ment prospects;
“Not a chance thi* week. I
think we will quit about Tueeday."

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