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Roosevelt Warns Dictators
U. S. Will Not Remain Passive
About Religious Persecutions
Tells Congress 'All
Peaceful Means'
Will Be Used
(Full text, of President's speech
on page A-13.J
By the Associated Press.
President Roosevelt served notice
today that the United States would
not be passive and silent about the
persecution of religion in lands
where democracy had been snuffed
out.
Instead, he told Congress and a
host of representatives of foreign
powers, this Nation would seek "by
every peaceful means" to keep re
ligious and personal freedom alive.
Addressing a joint session of the
Senate and House in commemora
tion of the first session of Congress
150 years ago, Mr. Roosevelt de
nounced the return to the world in
recent years "of forms of govern
ment which for 2.000 years have
proved their tyranny and their in
stability.”
Personal Rule Disfavored.
The United States, with many
other democracies, would never ap
provingly watch this return to “per
sonal rule.” the President declared,
continuing:
"Where democracy is snuffed out
there, too. the right to worship God
In one s own way is circumscribed or
abrogated. Shall we by our passive
ness. by our silAice. by assuming the
attitude of the Levite who pulled his
skirts together and passed by on the
other side, lend encouragement to
those who today persecute religion
or deny it?
"The answer to that is ‘No.’ just
as in the days of the First Congress
of the United States it was 'No.’
"Not for freedom of religion alone
does this Nation contend by every
peaceful means. We believe in the
other freedoms of the Bill of Rights,
the other freedoms that are in
herent in the right of free choice
by free men and women.”
Assemblage Hears Hughes.
Justices of the Supreme Court,
many high officials of the Govern
ment, diplomatic representatives of
foreign governments and members
of Congress listened to the speech
in the House chamber, while mil
lions more heard it by radio.
Before the President spoke, the
assa^ibiage had heard Chief Justice
Hughes. Speaker Bankhead and
Senator Pittman of Nevada. Presi
dent Pro Tempore of the Senate.
Miss Gladys Swarthout and John
Charles Thomas, Metropolitan Opera
stars, sang.
Returning to the Capital this
morning on the sixth anniversary
of his first inaugural, the President
was tanned and apparently rested
from a Caribbean cruise that en
abled him to watch the United
States Fleet engage in mock attack
and defense off the Atlantic Coast.
In his speech he called on the
Government to "act as a whole” for
the good of the country. And. with;
another of his reminders that this
was not the "horse and buggy age,” |
he said modern transportation and j
communication left "to no citizen an
excuse for sectionalism, for delay in |
the execution of the public business
or for a failure to maintain a full
understanding of the acceleration of
the processes of civilization."
Members of Congress who had ex
pected him to refer directly to the
administration’s current drive to re
assure and encourage business were
disappointed.
Refers to Revolutionary War.
Without mentioning the difficulties
he has had with Congress recently,
the President recalled that there had
been constant friction between the
Continental Congress and the com
mander in chief of the revolution
ary Armies and that inefficiency was
the rule during the long drawn out
war. There was grave doubt whether
Independence would have been won
at all, he said, had not Great Britain
been confronted with other wars in
Europe.
Most of the speech was an exposi
tion of the rights and freedoms en
joyed under Democratic Govern
(See PRESIDENT, Page-A~-13J~
Dr. Schacht May Visit
U. S. on World Tour
Bt the Associated Press.
BERLIN, March 4. — German
financial and business circles said
Dr. Hjalmar Schacht, former presi
dent of the Reichsbank, was ex
pected to leave soon on an extended
vacation and that he likely would
Visit the United States.
He was expected to sail through
the Suez Canal as far as the Dutch
East Indies and to return home
through the United States/ The
trip would be a private vacation
with no official business reasons,
financial spokesmen said.
Dr. Schacht, who originally had
Intended to start on a world tour
when he departed for a meeting of
the Bank of International Settle
ments at Basel, Switzerland. Feb
ruary 11, returned quietly to Berlin
several days ago.
Blackfriars' Guild
On WMAL
The Sunday Star will bring
to radio the Blackfriars’ Guild
of Washington in the first of
a new series of plays over
WMAL at 8:30 p.m.
Tonight’s production is titled
"Before God’s Footstool,” a
strong human interest story of
a mother’s love.
Washington’s own "radio
playhouse” is sponsored by
The Sunday Star in co-opera
tion with the National Broad
casting Co.
6
Highest Officials of Nation
At Colorful Ceremony
House Chamber Crowded With Spectators;
President Attends Church Service
The highest officials in the land
crowded the House chamber at the
Capitol today for the colorful cere
mony in celebration of Congress’
150th birthday anniversary.
Spectators from the diplomatic
corps, the White House and from
Congressional families packed the
small capacity galleries, with seats
being designated even in the car
peted aisles.
They went to hear speeches by
President Roosevelt. Chief Justice
Hughes, Senator Pittman. President
pro tempore of the Senate, and
Speaker Bankhead.
Vice President Garner presided
from the rostrum in the well of the
House, while the President sat be
low him beside the members of the
Congressional Committee on Ar
rangements for the celebration.
Before the President went to the
Capitol he attended a special prayer
service at St. John's Church, Six
teenth and H streets N.W., in com
memoration of his 6th anniversary
as President.
The House side of the Capitol
ivas barred to the general public.
Dnly ticket-holders were admitted.
For those who could not gain
admittance, the three broadcasting
chains—National, Columbia and
Mutual—put the ceremony on the
air. The ceremony began at noon
! and was to continue until 1:30 p.m.
Gladys Swarthout and John
j Charles Thomas. Metropolitan opera
~(See"CEREMONIES, Page ,A -13.T~
Laurence Steinhardt
To Be Ambassador
To Soviet Union
Now Envoy to Peru;
Bowers Summoned
Home From Spain
Laurence A. Steinhardt, now Am
bassador to Peru, has been named
by Preisdent Roosevelt as Ambas
sador to the Soviet Union, it was
learned from a reliable source here
today.
Simultaneously it was announced
by the State Department that
Claude G. Bowers. Ambassador to
Spain, had been summoned home
for consultation and was already
en route aboard the Queen Mary.
The State Department declined
comment on the Steinhardt appoint
ment pending dispatch by the Presi
dent of the nomination to the Sen
ate for confirmation.
Mr. Steinhardt will fill a vacancy
in the Moscow post that has existed
sinffe last May when Ambassador
Joseph E. Davies was transferred to
Belgium after serving about 18
months in Russia.
Active at Lima Meeting.
Mr. Steinhardt, who is 46 years
old, is a native of New York City
and a World War veteran. He en
tered Government service as an as
sociate counsel of the War Depart
ment in 1918-9 and later engaged
in the private practice of law for
several years. His first diplomatic
post came when he was appointed
Minister to Sweden by President
Roosevelt on May 11, 1933. He was
transferred to Peru on April 22,
1937, and was active during the re
cent Pan-American Conference in
Lima.
In connection with the return of
Mr. Bowers it was assumed Presi
dent Roosevelt and Secretary of
State Hull desire to consult with
him before deciding the United
States' action toward recognition
of the Franco government in Spain.
Mr. Bowers, a native of Indiana,
has been Ambassador to Spain since
1933, but has had his headquarters
in France for most of the time since
the Spanish war started in July,
1936.
Post Vacant Nine Months.
He established a temporary em
bassy at St. Jean de Luz, across the
border from Spain, and has watched
developments on both sides of the
battle lines from there.
Mr. Bowers’ recall for conference
follows immediately the action of
Great Britain and France in re
organizing the Franco government.
The long delay in appointing Mr.
Davies’ successor in Moscow led
to considerable speculation in Wash
ington inasmuch as the President
left the post vacant for nearly nine
months.
It was frequently said at the
State Department, however, that
this delay had no special signifi
cance in connection with United
States-Soviet relations. Mr. Stein
hardt will become the third Amer
ican Ambassador to the Soviet
Union since recognition five years
ago. William C. Bullitt, the first
Ambassador there, went to Paris
as Ambassador in 1936 and was
succeeded by Mr. Davies.
Bowers Sails for Home
On Queen Mary Today
ST. JEAN-DE-LUZ. France. March
4 (/P;.—The United States Embassy
to Spain announced today that Am
bassador Claude G. Bowers would
sail from Cherbourg aboard the
Queen Mary today, having been
summoned home for consultation
with the State Department.
The Embassy declined to comment
on the nature of the consultation,
but other diplomats believed it
would be in connection with possible
United States recognition of the
Spanish Nationalist Government.
Walter C. Thurston, counselor, has
become Charge d'Affaires in the Am
bassador's absence.
Since Britain and France recog
nized the Nationalist Government
last Monday, the United States and
Soviet Russia are the only great
powers which witHhold recognition.
British Police Discover
Bombs in Birmingham
By the Associated Press.
LONDON, March 4.—Two incen
diary bombs were found today be
neath two of the largest department
stores in Birmingham as police be
gan an intensive search for ter
rorists.
Yeggs Crack Sale
And Gel $1,400
At Motor Firm
Bottom Chiseled Out
And Inside Chest
Is Carried Away
Safe-crackers obtained loot esti
mated at $1,400 at the Superior
Motor Co., 1501 Fourteenth street
N.W., early today.
The robbery occurred sometime
between midnight and 8:30 a.m.
today. It was discovered when W.
M. Vandavere, a salesman, and Joe
Hawkins, a colored handyman, ar
rived to open the salesroom this
morning at 8:30 o'clock.
The safe,- about 4 feet by 3 feet,
had been moved from the cashier's
office to the office of S. A. Simmons,
president of the company. Using
tools taken from the service shop,
the safe-crackers chiseled out the
bottom of the safe and removed and
carried away an inside chest.
Contained About $1,400.
Mr. Simmons said the chest con
tained all of yesterday's receipts
which he estimated at approximately
$1,400.
Police were unable to determine
how the robbers gained an entry.
They had evidently unlocked a rear
entrance used for automobiles to
make their getaway with the chest.
The. office closed at 10 o'clock last
night. A watchman, making his
rounds, turned off the lights at mid
night. Operating after that time, the
safe-crackers evidently went about
the robbery in leisurely fashion. It
was dicovered that they had used
an elevator going from the first
floor, where the robbery occurred,
to the second floor, where the tools
were obtained from the service shop.
Workers said an automobile left en
the elevator last night had been
pushed oft and out of the way.
No Cars Missing.
Although Mr. Simmons’ office was
considerably wrecked, nothing else
apparently had been taken but the
safe chest. Mr. Simmons said that
more than 100 automobiles were in
the building at the time, but a pre
liminary check had shown that none
was missing.
Lt. John Fowler of the Police De
partment immediately began an in
vestigation. Photographs were taken
by the police in the office where the
safe was cracked and an efTort was
made to get fingerprints.
The robbers may have had all
their work for nothing. Lt. Fowler
said they would find it impossible
to open the chest containing the
money. He said if they attempted
to blast it open they would destroy
its contents and that if they at
tempted to open it with an acety
lene torch the heat likewise would
destroy the money.
Mr. Simmons said the loss was
covered by insurance.
Colonf Demands
Of Poland Due
Soon,Says Gayda
Campaign Is Linked
To That of Reich
And Italy
BACKGROUND—.
Count Galeazzo Ciano, Italian
foreign minister, went to Warsaw
week ago for 5-day visit with Col
Joseph Beck, Polish foreign miG
ister. Believed to have discussed
Polish support for Italian colonial
clab.'i At same time report was
that Poland is to make
claims for colonies herself, and
would have German and Italian
support.
By the Associated Press.
ROME?, Match 4—Virginio Gayda,
editorial spokesman for the Fascist
regime, today linked Poland's co
lonial claims with those of Italy
and Germany, asserting these three
nations were beter fitted than
Britain or France to maintain
colonies because their labor supply
was greater.
Gayda's comments were interpreted
here as confirming earlier reports
that one of the objects of the
February 25-March 1 visit to War
saw of Count Galeazzo Ciano, Ital
ian Foreign Minister was to build
a solid front for an Italian-German
Polish colonial campaign.
Reply to London Article.
The authoritative editor's article
in II Giornale d'ltalia was a reply
(o a recent argument in the Times
of London that the maritime na
tions had greater need for colonies.
When Count Ciano left Warsaw
Wednesday a communique said he
and Col. Joseph Beck. Polish for
eign minister, had agreed "to de
velop the friendly collaboration
* * • based on the affinity and
common interest existing between
Italy and Poland."
After asserting that Poland's de
mands for colonies "soon will be
announced," Gayda said:
"A vital and authentic means of
holding colonies, civilizing them and
justifying their possession is that
of civilizing labor—that is, white
colonization. Colonies today are all
in an agricultural stage. They re
quire the labor of farmers.
Can Furnish Needed Labor.
“Italy, Germany and Poland can
furnished this labor. Great Britain
and France cannot. Colonies also
require prolific peoples. Italy and
Germany have a fecund birth rate.
Great Britain and. above all, France
see deaths exceeding their births."
Gayda said Britain's Mediter
ranean colonies often had been
"drenched in human blood shed be
cause of unjust government.”
"Great Britain,” he wrote, "has
yet to receive from the Arab peoples
the appreciation which Italy already
has received for its work in the
civilization of Libya.”
New Czech Partition
May Be Discussed
WARSAW, March 4 UP).—A new
partition of Czecho-Slovakia to give
Poland and Hungary a common
frontier will be discussed this week
end by the Polish and Rumanian
foreign ministers, well-informed
quarters said today.
Foreign Minister Grigore Gafencu
of Rumania, the third prominent
| foreign minister to come here this
year to discuss international prob
lems with Col. Joseph Beck, foreign
minister, arrived this morning.
Both Polish and Rumanian quar
ters agreed that Gafencu and Col.
Beck planned conferences on the
possible annexation by Hungary
of Carpatho-Ukraine, the eastern
most tip of C7,echo-Slovakia, to
bring the Polish and Hungarian
borders together.
This proposal first arose after the
cession of the Sudetenland last year
by Czecho-Slovakia to Germany
and the latter then was credited
with blocking it.
Rumania at the same time was
reported lukewarm toward it. Italy,
on the other hand, was reported
favorable, but bowed to Germany’s
wishes.
The efforts of both Poland and
Rumania to hold their own in face
of the eastward spread of German
influence was said to have made
the problem one of the chief sub
jects for discussion by the two
foreign ministers.
Summary of Today's Star
Page
Amusements.
B-16
Churches,
A-10-12
Comics - B-14-15
Editorials .A-8-9
Finance_A-14
Gardening .. B-8
Page
Lost, Found,.B-9
Obituary_A-6
Radio_B-9
Real Estate.
B-l-5
Short Story, B-9
Society ... A-7
Sports _B-6-7
Foreign.
Colony demands of Poland due soon,
says Gayda. Page A-l
China’s last port north of Shanghai
reported captured. Page A-2
Bombay government anxious over
health of Gandhi. Page A-2
Pius XII takes up routine of church
administration. Page A-3
Madrid siege directed by high aides
of Franco. Page A-4
National.
Move for economy, tax modification
gains momentum. Page A-l
Senate leaders hope for early action
on Army bill. Page A-l
Robinsons and seven others indicted
in passport frauds. Page A-2
Ohio prison probe uncovers evidence
of gambling. Page A-6
Rabbi Wise quits deadlocked Pal
estine parley. Page A-5
U. S. judge studies plea for spy
charge acquittal. Page A-6
Washington and Vicinity.
School Board rescinds ban on Ander
son concert. Page A-16
Georgetown accident raises traffic
toll to 18 for year. PageA-16
Potomac Valley pollution control to
be studied. Page A-16
Editorial and Comment
This and That. Page A-8
Answers to Questions. Page A-8
Letters to The Star. Page A-8
David Lawrence. Page A-9
Alsop and Kintner. Page A-9
G. Gould Lincoln. Page A-9
Lemuel Parton. Page A-9
Sports.
Holdout Myer, Oversized Kelley,
Wright irking Griffith. Page B-6
Chisox rebuilding plans challenge to
Yank supremacy. Page B-6
Maryland spots Army one point in
boxing ring tonight. Page B-6
Terps Meet Clemson for Southern
Conference title. Page B-6
Outcome toss-up as big field goes to
post in Santa Anita. Page B-7
Mann wins again in ring comeback;
Comiskey slips. Page B-7
Cunningham-Lash duel spices col
lege track show. Page B-7
Miscellany
Vital Statistics. Page A-6
Needlework. Page A-7
Dorothy Dix. Page A-7
Barbara Bell. Page A-7
Nature's Children. Page A-9
Designing Women. Page B-8
Bedtime Story. Page B-14
Cross-Word Puzzle. Page B-14
Letter-Out. Page B-14
Winning Contract. Page B-15
Uncle Ray’s Corner. B-ls
LOCHINVAR!
I
Senate Leaders Hope
For Early Action
On Defense
House Quickly Approves
$499,857,936 Army
Appropriation Bill
By the Associated Press.
The speed with which the House
approved the $499,857,936 Army ap
propriation bill heightened the hopes
of administration leaders today that
the program for increased arma
ments would sweep through the Sen
ate shortly despite the furious de
bate it has provoked there.
Without a record vote or a single
amendment, the huge appropriation
was passed by the House yesterday.
It now goes to the Senate.
Senatorial disagreement over the
Army expansion bill centered, mean
while, on whether 6.000 or 5,500
planes should be set as a limit for
the Air Corps. There appeared lit
tle opposition to other parts of this
measure, previously passed by the
House, which authorizes the in
creased Army outlays proposed by
the President, but leaves their
financing to separate appropriation
bills.
Senator Borah. Republican, of
Idaho told reporters he believed the
Senate could demonstrate to the
world that it was “not excited and
not afraid” if it fixed the maximum
Air Corps strength at 5,500, as ap
proved by the House.
Borah Asks Reduction.
On the other hand. Senator Lee,
Democrat, of Oklahoma, supporting
the Senate Military Affairs Com
mittee’s amendment to raise the
limit to 6,000 planes, said he believed
it would be good psychology, from
a world standpoint, to approve the
higher figure.
Senator Borah, who previously
had criticized the ‘’jitters’’ which
he said accompanied submission of
the administration's program, said
a Senate reduction in the prospec
tive number of planes would dem
onstrate a calm attitude toward de
fense that should be reflected in
other parts of the world.
Announcing he would support the
movement to hold down the plane
limitation. Senator La Follette,
Progressive, of Wisconsin said he
was doubtful that the Army needed
even the 5,500 approved by the
House.
Senator Logan, Democrat, of Ken
tucky declared, however, he thought
it would be good business to obtain
as many planes as possible with the
projected appropriation.
“We should get them as cheaply
as we can. and the time to do that
is while this program is in full
swing," he said.
Senator Clark. Democrat, of Mis
souri told the Senate yesterday he
thought the psychology of fear had
played an important part in bring
ing about the Munich conference in
Europe last year.
He said Col. Charles A. Lindbergh
had been permitted to fly over Ger
man airplane factories and had
made report to Prime Minister
Chamberlain of England which
"scared” Mr. Chamberlain into ar
ranging the Munich conference.
“Then,” Senator * Clark shouted,
whipping off his glasses, "Lindbergh
was decorated by the German gov
ernment.
“Whether the decoration was for
giving the facts to Great Britain
or for helping Germany carry out
a bluff, nobody knows.”
Majority Leader Barkley said he
hoped the Senate could conclude
consideration of the authorization
bill Monday.
Representative Snyder, Democrat,
of Pennsylvania commented that
House approval of the appropriation
bill yesterday provided “a firm ex
pression of America's attitude
toward such dictatorship as might
attempt to disturb the peace of the
Western Hemisphere.” He said the
fact no amendments were offered
was without parallel in the Na
tion's history.
Provides For 784 Planes.
The appropriation measure, largest
Army supply bill since 1922, carries
the first funds for the proposed
$300,000,000 Air Corps expansion. It
provides for purchase of 784 war
planes, reinforcement of seacoast
defense and the acquisition of semi
automatic rifles, anti-tank guns
modernized field artillery and mobile
anti-aircraft guns.
l
Horse-and-Buggy
Phrase Defined
By Roosevelt
B> the Associated Press.
The Supreme Court learned first
hand from President Roosevelt to
day his meaning of the phrase—
"The horse and buggy age.”
Mr. Roosevelt said in his address
to Congress—with the court in at
tendance—that the phrase was not
used in "derogation.” He added:
"We use it rather to explain the
tedious delays and the lucal an
tagonisms and jealousies which be
set our early paths, and we use it
perhaps to remind our citizens of
today that the automobile, the rail
road. the airplane, the electrical
impulse over the wire and through
the ether leave to no citizens an ex
cuse for sectionalism, for delay in
the execution of the public business
or for a failure to maintain a full
understanding of the acceleration
of the processes of civilization."
Mr. Roosevelt first used the ex
pression in a press conference after
the hich court's invalidation of the
N. R. A., which he said took the
country b8ck to the "horse and
buggy” davs.
Hutton Is 'Suspended
From Stock Exchange
For Three Months
Action Against Firm
And Partners Dropped
In Atlas Tack Case
By the Associated Press.
The Securities Commission sus
pended William E. Hutton II to
day from membership on the New
York Stock Exchange and other
exchanges for three months.
The commission had charged
manipulation of the stock of Atlas
Tack Corp.
In its order, the commission dis
continued proceeding against W. E.
Hutton «fc Co. and John Christie
Duncan and Carroll V. Geran, part
ners of the firm.
The firm has headquarters in De
troit.
The commission also suspended
H. H. Michels, for one month, from
membership on national securities
exchanges.
Michels is a member of William
Cavalier & Co., a member of the
New York Stock Exchange, the San
Francisco Stock Exchange and the
San Francisco Curb Exchange.
The Cavalier firm was not in
volved in the commissions proceed
ings.
Hutton and Michels denied all of
the commission's charges, but con
sented to the suspension order.
The commission’s order said that
Jerry McCarthy, formerly a custom
ers’ man in the Detroit office of W.
E. Hutton & Co., had been suspend
ed from employment because of the
S. E. C. charges, ‘‘and has not been
re-employed and will not be re
employed by W. E. Hutton & Co.”
Resolution Providing
F. H. A. Funds Signed
By President
Money for Salaries
And Expenses Made
Available
President Roosevelt today ap
proved a congressional resolution
making $2,500,000 available for im
mediate salaries and expenses of
the Federal Housing Administration.
The President also signed acts
continuing the functions of the Re
construction Finance Corp., the
Commodity Credit Corp. and the
Export-Import Bank of Washington.
Approval of the F. H. A. deficiency
appropriation averts an emergency
which threatened either the opera
tions of the agericy or the pay of
its 4.200 employes. Given an in
creased burden of work by the Hous
ing Act of 1938, the F. H. A. ex
hausted its current appropriation
on March 1.
Aware that this condition im
pended, agency officials consulted
the Budget Bureau and were ad
vised to use the available funds and
seek a deficiency appropriation
later. Piqued at the Budget Bureau
and the F. H. A., the Senate elimi
nated a deficiency sum from the
independent offices supply bill.
Realizing that by depriving the
agency of funds they would force
it either to discontinue operations
or to ask employes to work without
pay, both branches of Congress con
curred last Monday in a special
resolution carrying the $2,500,000
figure.
Although this sum will not last
the F. H. A. until the end of the
fiscal year, further appropi#ition is
expected in a later deficiency hfll.
Labor Negotiators
Invited to White House
Direct presidential participation in
! conferences directed at effecting
peace between the C. I. O. and the
A. P. of L. is tentatively scheduled
for next week with the negotiating
committees of the two factions in
vited to the White House on Tues
day.
Secretary of Labor Perkins dis
closed yesterday that she had made
arrangements for such a conference.
It is expected this initial meeting
will not get much beyond setting a
time and place for more detailed
negotiations.
The labor committees were formed
in response to a suggestion last Sat
urday by President Roosevelt.
Bulletin
ASTORIA, Oreg., March 4 <,P).
—The Port of Astoria served no
tice today it would accept no more
scrap iron for shipment to Japan.
The Port’s resolution broke an 8
day deadlock caused when Chinese
formed a line before the Japanese
freighter Norway Maru, protest
ing a shipment.
Hedy Lamarr to Be Married
To Producer Gene Markey
(Picture on Page A-2.)
By the Associated Press.
SAN DIEGO. Calif., March 4 —
Glamorous Hedy Lamarr, star of
“Algiers,” and Gene Markey, asso
ciate producer for 20th Cen
tury-Pox Studios In Hollywood, will
be married this afternoon in Calexico,
Calif., Mr. Markey disclosed today.
"Yes, it's true,” he said when he
was located at a hotel where he and
the dark-haired European beauty
had stopped for a few hours rest on
their drive from the movie capital.
He said the wedding would climax
a friendship of “about a year,” since
they met at a film party.
Mr. Markey was divorced in June,
1937, by Joan Bennett, youngest of
the Bennett sisters of the screen. In
addition to his production activities,
he has long been a top-flight writer.
Miss Lamarr, who has tried to
forget that when she was 17 she
starred in “Ecstacy,” which was
banned for a time in this country
then later released, achieved imme
diate stardom in "Algiers,” with
Charles Boyer.
Such a stir was created by
“Ecstacy” when censor boards saw
it that Miss Lamarr s wealthy mu
nitions manufacturer-husband. Fritz
Mandl, bought up all available
prints. She divorced him shortly
after coming to this country.
For many months Miss Lemarr
was seen almost exclusively in the
company of the English actor, Regi
nald Gardiner. But recently she
was escorted with increasing fre
quency by Mr. Markey.
In facial appearance Miss Lamarr
and Mr. Markey's previous wife,
Miss Bennett, are strikingly similar.
It was particularly noticeable re
cently when the usually blond Joan
dyed her hair black. Hollywood
was surprised to discover how much
they resembled each other.
Until she came to Hollywood in
1937, Miss Lamarr had spent most
of her life in Vienna, where her
father, Emil Kiesler, was a success
ful banker. At 16 she enrolled in
a private school for costume design
ing and is still intrigued by that
art. In fact, she designs many of
her own dresses and advises friends
about their clothing.
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Tax Relief Data
Promised by
Morgenthau
Business Aid Move
Is Praised by
Secretary
BACKGROUND—
Reluctance of business to un
dertake new or expanded ven
tures has been blamed on repres
sive taxation or fear of new
levies. Apparently sharing this
belief to some degree, adminis
tration has indicated in recent
days that tax modifications may
be enacted. To similar end has
come agitation also far a scaling
down of Government expendi
tures.
Secretary of the Treasury Morgen
thau said today he would be glad
to prepare information requested
by congressional leaders regarding
possible tax revisions which would
encourage business.
The information was asked yes
terday by Chairman Harrison of
the Senate Finance Committee and
Doughton of the House Ways and
Means Committee.
In a letter to the Legislators Sec
retary Morgenthau said:
"I hasten to reply that we shall
be very glad to prepare the infor
mation you desire, and to present
it to your respective committees at
your convenience.”
The Secretary said he appreciated
Senator Harrison's and Representa
tive Doughtons pledge of co-oper
ation with administration efforts
to aid business.
At the same time, it was reported
the Treasury Department already
has in preparation some tentative
proposals for revising corporate
taxes, among them the capital gains
and losses levies and the provision
for carryover of business losses
against profits.
A slightly dampening note was
sounded by Senate Majority Leader
Barkley, however, to the effect that
he believed Senate sentiment gen
erally was opposed to sweeping tax
revisions.
Economy Demands Gain.
Coupled closely with the tax
modification plans was the pressure
for economy, given voice most ef
fectively by Senator Harrison in
a statement released Thursday
night. Approval of his suggestion
that spending be reduced and that
critical thought be given the ex
pected proposal to raise the statu
tory limit of the Federal debt, from
$45,000,000,000 to $50,000,000,000 was
extended today by Chairman Glass
of the Senate Appropriations Com
mittee and Senators Byrd of Vir
ginia, Van Nuys of Indiana and
Adarru; of Colorado, all Democrats.
“I have talked to scores of busi
ness men from all sections of the
country and they all agree." said
Senator Van Nuys. "They do not
want a ‘breathing spell.’ They want
assurances of a definite program
upon which they can rely and under
i*hich they will feel justified in re
habilitating and expanding their re
spective industries.”
Senator Byrd asserted that*“In
the reassurance to business offered
^ by Secretaries Morgenthau and Hop
’ kins. I cannot find a single sen
tence indicating any determination
to economize anc jo eliminate the
waste now existing in governmental
operations."
• Glass Wants Bigger Cut.
“Of course, I indorse it,” was the
comment of Senator Glass on the
Harrison economy plea. “I think
they could cut expenditures a good
deal more than 10 per cent, if they
would."
After calling Senator Harrison's
retrenchment plea a timely warn
ing. Senator Byrd predicted that
if the administration asks for an
increase in the statutory limit on
the national debt from $45,000,000.
000 to $50,000,000,000, “this will be
come one of the major battles of
the session.”
Senator Van Nuys said that if
business can be assured "that the
Government really wants to co
operate and not heckle and harass,
1 see no reason why the country
should not experience a speedy and
permanent industrial revival.” He
said he was gratified by the recent
assurances to business by several
keymen in the administration.
Wealth of Danzig Jews
Pooled for Emigration
B! Ibe Associated Press.
FREE CITY OF DANZIG, March
4 —A Senate ordinance today made
all Jews in the Free City jointly re
sponsible for providing the means
to speedup Jewish emigration.
The order provided lor the group
ing of the city's 6.000 Jews under a
"joint liability’’ system by which the
wealthier ones were called upon to
assist the emigration of the poorer
through financial support.
At the same time it was disclosed
that 500 Jews left the Free City
yesterday for Germany, where they
hoped to join a group of German
Jews said to be leaving soon for an
unnamed destination.
Man Hoists Self
30 Feet to Add
Beard to Sign
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, March 4.—Pedestrians
gaped as Joseph Algori hoisted him
self 30 feet in a painter's scaffold
to a newly-painted advertising sign.
Soon they roared with laughter
as he used a few deft strokes to
give the girl in the sign a handsome
Van Dyke beard and mustache.
The two policemen summoned by
the sign painters were waiting for
him when he came down.
For not resisting the impulse Al
gori faces charges of malicious mis
chief. disorderly conduct and intoxi
cation.
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