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in Europe — It’s Press
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WASHINGTON, D. G, MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1938-FORTY-FOUR PAGES.
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At Revision of
Pact to Play 'Essential
Role' in Parley on
Treaty of Trianon, allies’
peace treaty with Hungary, strip
ped latter of large number of
her border areas, giving them
to Czechoslovakia, Rumania and
Yugoslavia. In dismemberment
of Czech territory by Germany,
Hungary came forward with Po
land to demand' their share.
Poland got Teschen area, but
area Hungary will gel. is still in
dispute. Arbitration by Italy and
y Germany agreed to.
the Associated Press.
BERLIN. Oct. 31.—The German
foreign office organ declared today
that revision of the Trianon treaty,
which fixed Hungary's post-war
boundaries, would play an "essential
role" in the Vienna conference Wed
nesday in which Italy and Germany
will arbitrate Hungary's territorial
claims on Czechoslovakia.
The Deutsche Politisch-Diplo
matische Korrespondenz declared
that the Trianon treaty had violated
JVoodrow Wilson's principles and
that now "it is a question of cor
recting these injustices and return
ing to the Magyar iHungarian* peo
ple what was stolen from them in
flagrant violation of ethnological
Meanwhile German circles em
phasized that Germany and Italy
would settle the Hungarian-Czecho
#lovak problem without help from
the two other Munich powers, Brit
ain and France.
The Trianon treaty of 1920. in
which Hungary accepted terms dic
tated by the victorious allied pow
ers. gave slices of Hungarian terri
tory to Czechoslovakia, Rumania
Rumania and Yugoslavia, on the
allied side, received much larger
areas than did Czechoslovakia, but
no mention is made of those two
_nations in the foreign office organ's
‘broad statement of German policy.
Danubian Appeasement Aim.
Officially neit her of them—Czecho
slovakia's neighbors and allies in
the Little Entente — have been
named as likely to come under the
arbitrator's knife at Vienna. But
the Korrespondenz indicated that
questions to be settled went far be
yond the limited questions of the
new boundary of the Hungarian
Slovakian border and that appease
ment must be brought to the wrhole
"Two major powers (Germany and
Italy) have a manifest interest in
a stable, fruitful solution of the situ
ation in Central Europe,” the pub
lication said. "One must expect
therefore an equitable arbitration
decision which will carry all ele
ments for the harmonious develop
ment of the Danubian Basin.”
The settlement will not be easy,
the organ said, addipg that national
ity must be the basis of settlmem
as it was in the transfer of the
Sudetenland to Germany. It con
"The example given by the Reich
In not putting extreme interpreta
tions on ethnology, although it would
manifestly have been justified in
doing so, gives the Reich the right
to suppose that the two parties in
question will give proof of the same
Two Asked Arbitration.
Czechoslovakia and Hungary, un
able by themselves to resolve Hun
garian claims to Czechoslovak terri
tory because of predominant Hun
garian population, accepted invita
tions to meet with representatives of
the Fascist powers in Vienna on
The two disputants asked the ar
bitration last week.
The Hungarian claims grew from
circumstances of the Munich accord
of October 1, by which Great Britain.
France, Italy and Germany agreed
that Czechoslovakia should give to
Germany Czechoslovak Sudeten
The Munich accord provided also
that if Hungary did not reach an
agreement with Czechoslovakia on
similar claims to territory within
three months the four powers should
An official announcement here
yesterday, however, said only the
foreign ministers of Germany and
Italy would meet with the foreign
ministers of Hungary and Czecho
The chief issue appeared to be
who should possess Bratislava. Mun
kaes, Kassa and Nitra, border cities
now on the Czechoslovak side of
Blamed on Poland *
PRAGUE, Oct. 31 <£>>.—’The Czech
oslovak general staff todav accused
Poland of provoking disorders in
Ruthenia, easternmost section of the
dwindling republic, by sending or
ganized bands of terrorists across the
A statement from military head
quarters asserted that Polis:h army
officers were directing the activities
of these bands. Officials said the
information came from men cap
tured in fighting between Czechoslo
vak frontier guards and Polish le
i Occupation Expected
To Start in Week
BUDAPEST. Oct. 31 The for
eign office spokesman today said
Hungary definitely expected to begin
occupation of Slovak territory in
Czechoslovakia within one week.
Hungarians hoped the mixed arbi
tration coinmission, to meet in Vi
enna Wednesday, would order im
mediate occupation by Hungarian
Hungarian and Czechoslovak ex
perts are to meet at Bratislava to
morrow to discuss evacuation and
occupation details. «
U. S. May Act to Control Horror
Radio Plays After War Scare
ORSON WELLES—THE ALL-AMERICAN BOGEY MAN.
This picture was made alter the broadcast last night.
—A. P. Wirephoto.
By IRVING F. LASH.
Radio-created monsters turned on
their sponsors today after they were
unleashed in a horrible fantasy of
war on the United States last night,
bringing near panic to that part of
the Nation which was not listening
to the peace-loving Charlie McCar
An investigation by the Federal
Communications Commission and
action by the Senate to “pull the
teeth" from hysteria-evoking pro
grams appeared imminent following
a too-real dramatization by the Co
lumbia Broadcasting System of an
H. G. Wells thriller.
The broadcast, an adaptation of
the imaginative “War of the
Worlds,” threw the public into an
uproar when listeners believed
flocks of nasty little men from Mars
had smashed down into the State of
New Jersey and were wiping out
civilization before they caught colds
Associated Press dispatches from
practically every State carried re
ports of the terror that clutched
those who heard the program or
snatches of it.
In the Capital—as throughout the
rest of the country—newspaper
offices, police and other emergency
agencies were swamped with tele
phone calls from persons alarmed
by the progrartl and wanting to
knowr: “Is it true?” The Star alone
received more than 400 queries.
Emanating from New' York City
at 8 o'clock on the Mercury Theater
hour, the “entertainment" came in
the double-quick tempo of the news
broadcasters, with Orson Welles,
23-vear-old Broadway theatrical
prodigy, giving the play-by-play ac
count of the "invasion.”
So life-like was Mr. Welles—who
(See BROADCAST, Page A-3.)
By Science as Killer
Is Put to Death
Utah Firing Squad Ends
Crime Career of Man
Who Asked Penalty
B» the Associated Press.
SALT LAKE CITY. Oct. 31—A
firing squad executed John W. Deer
ing at dawn today in State Prison,
while an electro-cardiograph re
corded probably for the first time
the action of the human heart
pierced by bullets.
Deering. who had sought in every’
way to speed his death and who
participated willingly in the scien
tific experiment to determine how
long his heart would beat after
being struck, was calm to the end.
The five-man firing squad was
given the order to fire at 6:46 a.m.
<M. S. T.) and at 6:48'/2 a.m. Deer
ing was pronounced dead in expi
ation for the May 9 hold-up murder
of Oliver R. Meredith, Salt Lake
Electric wires were attached to
his wrists and carried to a delicate
machine his last heart beats. Sci
entists began an immediate study
of the record, but said it would be
a number of hours before they could
announce any findings.
Utah is the only State in the
Union now using a firing squad.
Convicted men are given the alter
(See EXECUTION, Page A-4.)
The Star's New Type
With today's issue The Star appears in new typographical dress.
New type appears in the headlines and a simpler style is
adopted for their presentation.
Body type—the type in which news reading matter other
than headlines is set—has been enlarged to 7-point, with the type for
editorials enlarged to 8-point.
The changes are designed to make the printed page easier to
read and to simplify, while making more attractive, the presenta
tion of the day's news.
In selecting the new type dress The Star enlisted the co-opera
tion and constant advice of the leading typographical experts of
the country whose scientific study of type design has brought steady
improvements in printing. The Star's new type has been chosen for
its legibility and for its printing on modern, high-speed presses.
The new body type is 7-point, a larger face of the same “Ionic
No. 5“ which was adopted by The Star and the majority of the
Nation's leading newspapers after its creation by the Mergenthaler
Linotype Co. several years ago. The type has been praised by eye
specialists for its clarity, with lessened eye-strain.
Erbar Medium Condensed, used in single-column headlines, was
designed by Jacob Erbar, an outstanding European type designer,
and is made available for use in this country by the Mergenthaler
Lii^itype Co. In The Star's new dress Erbar Medium Condensed
has been given this prttninent headline position because it is easy
to read and is in keeping with the tendency toward simplification.
All frills and flourishes are lacking in this design, though its -form is
somewhat narrowed, or, as printers term it technically, “condensed.”
Despite the narrowed letter forms, the basic and classic letter
proportions which have come down from the golden age of type
founding have been retained. Mr. Erbar has given them the fresh
ness and spirit which reflect to the reader the tempo of contemporary
times. The new type face makes it possible to add an additional
word or two in headlines without suffering any loss of legibility or
reduction of reading speed.
The smaller type used in the subheadings, the italic letters and
in some of the larger headings, also is a brand-new type face. It
is named Metromedium and was designed by W. A. Dwiggins of
Boston. Mr. Dwiggins, one of America's great type designers, has
developed a typically American, though wholly fresh and original,
design in his rendering of letter forms.
The style in which headlines are set, with lines flush on the left
and "ragged” on the right, is a modification of the so-called “stream
lining” of heads, which has found increasing favor with newspapers
throughout the country. The Star adopted this style about a year
ago for society, woman's page, dramatics, etc., and now extends it
to the rest of the paper.
In changing the dress of The Evening Star it is felt that the
finest typographic ability that specialists in newspaper type design
have attained has been brought to The Star. The result is to freshen
the physical appearance of the paper.
A corps of mechanics worked for hours yesterday changing the
type magazines on The Star's large battery of linotype machines.
The change was made at the only time during the week, night or
day, when The Star composing room machines stand idle.
Rail Aid Law
Conference Held at
By the Associated Press.
John J. Pelley, president of the
Association of American Railroads,
said today President Roosevelt had
promised him he would do every
thing possible to get a constructive
program for rehabilitation of the
carriers enacted into law.
The President expressed the hope,
Mr. Pelley said, that such a program
would be drafted by the informal
committee representing railroads
and rail labor which the President
named several months ago.
Mr. Pelley said the President had
asked him to ascertain the attitude
of the railroads toward the fact
finding board's report recommend
ing cancellation of the proposed 15
per cent wage cut.
The rail association head said he
agreed to do so, adding that his
“best guess’’ was the managements
would hold a meeting in Chicago
next week to outline their stand on
The informal committee he re
ferred to, now in Washington con
sidering the entire rail problem, was
named by the President several
Mr. Pelley said the President
"feels quite hopeful that through
this committee he will get recom
mendations that will result in a
consructive program for the rail
“He promised to do everything
possible to get such a program
enacted into law,” Mr. Pelley added
He said the President indicated
the committee, now composed of six
members, would have to be ex
panded before its work is done.
Questioned by newsmen, Mr. Pel
ley said it went without saying that
Mr. Roosevelt would be “very much
pleased" to have the wage contro
versy settled "on a peaceful basis.”
Asked if the President requested
him to have the railroads accept the
fact-finding board's report, Mr. Pel
ley said he did not believe the Presi
dent went that far.
Wants to Know Attitude.
"The President asked me." he said,
“to find out the attitude of the
railroads regarding the decision of
the board and to let him know, and
I told him I would.”
He added he would let the Presi
dent know after the Chicago meet
He called attention to the fact
that the board's report spoke of the
possibility of individual settlements
by separate roads, rather than on a
He said he propablv would issue
the call for the Chicago meeting late
today, after conferring with the car
riers’ conference committee headed
by H. A. Enochs.
This committee met this morning
During a recess of this meeting,
Mr. Enochs told newsmen he prob
ably would be able to announce
later in the day the date of the meet
ing in Chicago.
Mr. Enochs said. "We are all dis
appointed” with the report, “but we
must give it calm and deliberate
“Were all law-abiding citizens
and have had this case heard bv a
very high type of men,” he added.
Mr. Enochs declined to predict
what action the railroads would
take. He said he had received no
communications from any road in
dicating whether it would accept or
reject the proposals.
The rail executives’ spokesman
also commented that the board's re
port still left the problem of finding
money with which to meet the rail
“Despite the board's report, some
railroads still owe bills for supplies,”
Besides Mr. Pelley, George M. Har
rison, head of the Railway Labor
Executives’ Association, also has been
invited to the conference with the
Board's Efforts Futile.
The Emergency Board report to
the President Saturday said the
board had exerted every effort to
bring about a settlement of the
wage dispute, without success.
It held that no wage reduction
was justified because railroad salaries
were not higher than those in other
industries and because the financial
distress of the carriers thus far was
a “short-term” problem.
The board suggested that repre
sentatives of the Government, the
carriers and the public sit down
together to work out “an adequate,
national transportation policy." It
offered no specific legislation.
In New York, some executives said
the administration might grant the
carriers $1,000,000,000 of rehabilita
tion loans, which could be repaid on
easy terms. Authorities here said,
however, the railroads most in need
of such loans might have consider
able difficulty obtaining the Inter
state Commerce Commission ap
proval required by existing law.
A vast lending program was dis
cussed in the last congressional ses
sion, but no action was taken. Mr.
Roosevelt told Congress last spring
that something should be done for
the railroads, and he may offer more
specific recommendations at the next
The present wage controversy is
one of a series which has occurred
intermittently over more than half
a century. The latest began in May, 1
when the major carriers served
notice of a 15 per cent wage reduc
tion July 1.
Negotiations between the roads
and their employes failed to bring
an adjustment. Acting under the
Railway Labor Act, the National
Mediation Board requested the
parties to submit the controversy to
The employes refused and the
carriers then notified the workers
the cut would go into effect
To BE ABLE To GET
MY teeth INTO ,
ANY OF 'EM!^
Embassy Picket Ban
Upheld in Appeals
No Unlawful Delegation
Of Authority 1$ Seen
The District government's police
regulations banning demonstrations
around embassies and consulates
here without a permit today were
upheld by the United States Court
Tiie appellate court said that the
statute under which four de
fendants were convicted in Police
Court for parading in front of the
German Embassy is not an unlawlul
delegation of power. Further, the
tribunal held that there was no vio
lation of the constitutional pro
visions involving freedom of the
press, freedom of assembly, freedom
of speech and the due process clafise
of the Constitution.
Representing the Government in
the case was United States Attorney
David A. Pine and Assistant United
States Attorney David A. Hart.
The opinion was written by Chief
Justice D, Lawrence Groner after
the case had been heard before him
and Associate Justices Justin Miller
and Fred M. Vinson. Because of
the constitutional question involved,
the Court of Appeals granted an ap
peal from Police Court and in its
“We think, therefore, this case
does not—as is claimed—involve an
unlawful delegation of power. Con
gress. as we have seen, has here not
only the power to define and punish
offenses against the law7 of nations,
but also all the police power of a
State in relation to the District of
Columbia. To hold that it is power
less in the circumstances of this
case, would be little less than fan
tastic. Possessing the power. Con
gress could determine for itself how
and to whom it would distribute the
authority to make detailed regula
tions. The possession of the power
includes the authority to determine
the circumstances of its use.'’
Ezra Frend, George J. Cullinen.
Robin Myers and another demon
strator were convicted in Police
Court of violation of a joint reso
lution of Congress, approved Feb
ruary 15. Under the resolution, it is
unlawful, within 500 feet of an
embassy, legation or consulate in
(See PICKETS, Page A-4.)
Belgium Won't Yield
Colonies to Reich
By the Associated Press.
BRUSSELS, Oct. 31.—Belgium
answered today with a flat “no” to
suggestions that she might con
tribute in a general redistribution
of colonial territory to meet Ger
Albert de Vleeschouwer, minister
of colonies, declared "We did not
steal" the Belgian Congo and “no
body will steal it from us • * * The
Belgian Congo will remain Belgian.”
Sworn in Case
Of Child Bride
By the Associated Pre«s.
PRESTONSBURG. Kv.. Oct. 31 —
Floyd County Judge Edwin P. Hill
today signed warrants for Fleming
Tackett, 34. his child-bride. Rose,
and Tackett's mother-in-law, Mrs.
The warrant against Tackett
charged the miner with rape. Rose,
who was reported as “under 14.” in
a second warrant was charged with
being a delinquent child growing
up in "idleness and crime.” Medical
records in Johnson County show
Rose is 10 years old.
Mrs. Columbus was charged in
the third warrant with conspiring
with Tackett “in the crime of rape
upon the person of Rose Columbus.”
Judge Hill said officers went to
the Tackett cabin in the hills near
here early today but found no one
Judge Hill said the Tacketts and
Mrs. Columbus were reported to
have gone to Paintsville. in adjoin
ing Johnson County, and that Floyd
County officers had taken the war
County Attorney Forrest D. Short
earlier had said a guardian for Rose
and annulment of the marriage
would be sought.
Bv the Associated Press.
LOS ANGELES. Oct. 31—Presi
dent Roosevelt entered the Califor
nia political scene today with a
written indorsement of Sheridan
Downey, Democratic candidate for
United States Senator, who was
termed "a real liberal in mind and
Mr. Downey's headquarters re
leased a letter the President sent
to Representative Jerry Voorhis, in
which he said:
"You know how deeply I feel
about the necessity of having rep
resentatives in Congress who will
face present-day problems with
present-day philosophy * * * It
would be a calamity for California
to be represented in the Senate by
a dyed-in-the-wool reactionary.
"I am convinced that Sheridan is
a real liberal in mind and in heart,
and would ably and constructively
represent the predominant liberal
thought of your State.”
Mr. Downey, with support from
the $30 - every - Thursday pension
movement, won in the Democratic
primary against Senator William G.
McAdoo, who had been publicly
urged by the President to seek re
Mr. Downey’s Republican oppo
nent is Philip Bancroft, farmer
Move to Avoid Pranks
BOSTON, Oct. 31 OP).—In the hope
of curbing mischievous Halloween
spirits of Boston youngsters, police
heads tonight will play hosts at
children's parties in all police sta
Summary of Today's Star
Amusements Obituary ..A-10
C-10 Radio _B-15
Auto Puzzle A-12 Short Story.B-13
Comics .. C-8-9 Society _B-3
Editorials .—A-8 Sports _C-l-3
Finance _A-15 Women's
Lost & Found. Page.C-4
Britain places Jaffa under curfew
order. Page A-l
Germany aiming at revision of
Trianon treaty. Page A-l
British cabinet rift on arms spur
reported. Page A-2
Fate of 22.000 Polish Jews hinges on
negotiations. Page A-2
Chamberlain faces cabinet split over
arms spur. Page A-2
Chinese evacuate Wuchow, under
heavy air raids. Page A-2
Daladier summons cabinet to write
finance decrees. Page A-2
Col. Franco, killed in crash, honored
in rebel Spain. Page A-6
Massachusetts likely to elect Re
publican Governor. Page A-2
Airing of Labor Board criticisms due
in attack on Smith. Page A-S
Spy trial resumes with Kate Moog
on stand. Pag* A-4
Dies sees New Deal's hand in re
porter’s radio speech. Page A-5
WASHINGTON AND VICINITY.
3 killed, 12 hurt in nearby crashes;
D. C. has safe Sunday. Page B-l
Doctors confer on Government
health aid. Page B-l
EDITORIAL AND COMMENT.
1 Editorials. Page A-8
This and That. Page A-8
Answers to Questions. Page A-8
Letters to The Star. Page A-8
David Lawrence. Page A-9
The Capital Parade. Page A-9
Frederic William Wile. Page A-9
Jay Franklin. Page A-9
Delia Pynchon. Page A-9
Georgetown among dozen unbeaten
grid title-seeking teams. Page C-l
Bucky Harris signed to manage Nats
for tenth time. Page C-l
Admiral, ’Biscuit go tomorrow with
fast track likely. PageC-2
Weak play of Redskins results in
second Brooklyn tie. Page C-2
Mary K. Browne versatile in arts as
well as sports. Page C-3
Hard-clouting Garcia rated good
match for Armstrong. Page C-3
Nature’s Children. Page B-12
Cross-Word. Puzzle. Page C-8
Bedtime Story. Page C-8
Letter-Out. Page C-8
Winning Contract. Page C-9
Uncle Ray’s Corner. Page C-9
Is Sent Into Jaffa
To Quell Arabs
24-Hour Curfew Imposed
Upon Headquarters of
B' the Associated Press.
JERUSALEM. Oct. 31.—A bat
talion of British troops today was
sent into Jaffa, largest purely Arab
town in Palestine, in Britain's con
tinuing intensive drive to quell Arab
insurreciton against her rule in the
With the ancient port under a
pall of smoke from a lumber yard
blaze believed to have been caused
by incendiaries, officials had imposed
a 24-hour curfew before the troops'
Soldiers immediately cordoned off
the city and began systematic
searches _as the curfew came into
force and all traffic in and out of
the riot-ridden city ceased.
Jaffa, with a population of about
50.000. has been in turmoil for more
than two months and at least 500
Arab insurgents are believed to have
made it their headquarters.
Banks, port officials, the railroad
station and the freight depot have
been robbed. Shops on the border
between Jaffa and the Jewish city of
Tel Aviv have been set afire.
Expect Order to Result.
British officials expected this drive
would restore order, as in the case of
the old city of Jerusalem. Gaza.
Bethlehem and other towns which
have been occupied by troops.
Jewish national institutions called
out all Jews on a solidarity strike to
last until nightfall tonight, when
special canvassers will collect money
for a ‘ redemption fund." to be used
to support Jewish defense of their
claims in Palestine.
All Jewish banks arranged to re
main open until 11 p.m. to receive
donations, while special bureaus
' were set up to accept jewelry, orna
ments and other contributions.
The ‘'redemjJtion fund" already
; has raised $250,000 from small vol
; untary subscriptions. This, however,
, has all been spent for armored cars,
barricades, searchlights, road build
ing and other defensive measures in
strategic areas. The appeal through
out the Holy Land reached 250,000
Report Due This Week.
With British forces still striking
to subdue Arab insurgents, the long
awaited report of a British par
tition commission was expected to
j be made public Thursday or Friday.
The British Parliament reassem
I bling in London Tuesday will de
bate a July 3. 1937, report which
precipitated Arab-Jewish strife by
a recommendation that the coun
try be divided into Arab and Jewish
states and a British-mandated sec
After considering a new report by
a commission headed by Sir John
Woodhead the British government
will formulate its new policy on the
Palestine problem which in recent
weeks has generated from Arab
Jewlsh conflict into open rebellion
by the Arabs against British rule
and Jewish immigration.
It was believed here Britain's new
policy would be of such a nature
as to preclude effectively recurrence
of Arab upheavals which have been
frequent since Britain took over
Palestine under a League of Nations
mandate in 1920.
Official Death List
In Marseille 73
Bs the Associated Press.
MARSEILLE, Oct. 31.—The offi
cial death list in the disastrous de
partment store fire that swept this
city Friday reached 73 today. Fire
men and troops still were searching
the ruins for bodies.
Twenty-seven bodies had been re
covered and 46 were known definite
ly to be in the still smoking wreck
The great black-draped 4iall of
the Public Library was turned into
a mortuary, where families attempt
ed to identify missing relatives.
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President Will Leave
D. C. Wednesday
President Roosevelt will leave here
Wednesday for Hyde Park, N. Y„ to
remain until after election day,
The exact time of his departure
has not yet been decided.
Dies Sees Death
Of P. W. A. Jobs
In His District
Dam and Causeway
House last spring authorized
special committee, headed by
Representative Dies of Texas, to
make investigation into subver
sive activities throughout the
United States. In lengthy hear
ings. a committee has devoted
most of its attention to Com
munist influences, with occa
sional concentration on Nazi
party activities end several
brushes with the Labor Depart
ment over immigration policy.
By the Associated Press.
Chairman Dies of the House Com
mittee on Un-American Activities
said today two public works projects
in his district had been canceled
since the committee inquiry began.
He added, however, that he was
not prepared to charge that the
cancellations were due to the ad
ministration's disapproval of the
methods of the committee.
President Roosevelt said recently
the committee had permitted itseif
to be used for political purposes
that were unfair and un-American.
The committee also has been criti
ciyed bv Secretary of the Interior
Ickes. the P. W. A. administrator,
and by Secretary of Labor Perkins.
Representatives Dies said one of
the projects for a $12,000,000 dam
at Rockland. Tex., was conceled
soon after the investigation began.
Causeway Recision Asked.
He showed reporters a copy of a
letter dated October 25, in Which
George M. Bull. P. W. A. regional
director at Fort Worth. Tex., had
notified B. T. McWhorter, jr„ of
Port Arthur, Tex., that a grant for
a Port Arthur Causeway had been
recommended for recision Repre
sentative Dies said the grant was
Mr. McWhorter is chairman of the
Port Arthur Bridge Commission
Representative Dies said he was
prepared to establish by testimony
under oath, if necessary, that the
administration had used pressure to
obtain time for Paul Y. Anderson,
newspaper correspondent, to answer
a radio address tonight in which Mr.
Dies said he would discuss lack of
administration co-operation with the
He said that first the WTiite
House, through the office of Ste
; phen Early, presidential secretary,
had intervened and then Charles
Michelson, publicity director for the
Democratic National Committee, and
Robert Berger of the National Emer
! gencv Council.
Plans to Call Witnesses.
He added that the manager of
Station WOL, from which the ad
dresses will be sent on a national
hook-up, had been asked to say
that the station invited Mr. Ander
son to speak.
Unless Mr. Michelson and Mr.
Berger deny or confirm their part
in arranging the Anderson speech,
i Representative Dies asserted, wit
nesses will be brought before the
House Committee to establish the
part they played in the arrange
Mr. Anderson said he was speak
i ing only at the invitation of William
! B. Dolph. manager of Station WOL.
He said he merely would describe the
committee hearings from a reporter s
Mr. Dolph said he asked the cor
respondent to speak because of a
press conference comment by Pres
ident Roosevelt that reporters who
had covered the hearings might
■ well be called on to describe them.
Batista to Visit Mexico
, HAVANA. Oct. 31 i^).—Fulgencio
i Batista, chief of the Cuban army,
announced today that he had ac
j cepted an official invitation to visit
1 Mexico about the middle of January
i Batista also has accepted an invita
i tion to visit Washington for Armis
: tice Day ceremonies next week.
His First Case
And readers of the comic
pages will be disappointed if
they fail to start with him to
day in solving this first
Charlie Chan has come to
The Star—daily and Sunday
—to repeat in new form some
of the famous exploits that
have made him known and
loved the world over.