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Fighting Power Dam With Court Order Gets Injunction Stopping Work Until Damages Are Paid Br the Associated Pres*. DISNEY, Okla., March 15.—Okla homa’s vigorous “State’s rights” executive bolstered his military rule over Grand River Dam today with a court order to prevent completion of the $20,000,000 power project until Uncle Sam kicks in with an other $889,275. The flame-haired Governor, Leon C. Phillips, obtained a temporary order restraining further construc tion of an unfinished arch. He had put the Northeastern Oklahoma project under martial law Wednes day. The dam authority, challenging Phillips’ right to halt the work, ordered Massman Construction Co. of Kansas City, general contractor, to proceed “as may seem necessary to insure the uninterrupted contin uance of construction work.” Damages Claimed. The Governor’s petition for an Injunction set at $889,275 the dam ages he declared the Federal Gov ernment must pledge, contingent on the State’s winning a judgment, for roads and bridges which will be Inundated when the dam is closed. The Government originally loaned the State $11,000,000 and made an outright grant of $9,000,000 more for the project. Several National Guard officers were posted at the dam and 60-odd officers and men remained in readi ness at Wagoner, the concentration point. There was no immediate indica tion whether Gov. Phillips would de mobilize the troops now that he had a new weapon, the court order. District Judge W. M. Thomas at Miami ordered a hearing on the in junction Wednesday. The Dam Authority instructed R. L. Davidson, chief counsel, to “re sist the action with every means.” Protection Demanded. By resolution the authority de clared it was “incumbent on Mass man Construction Co. and its sure ties to protect the contractor and the Grand River Dam Authority from any and all unlawful or illegal G. W. U. BEAUTY QUEEN—Benny Davis, song writer currently appearing at a local theater, shown with Martha Schoenfeld of Chi Omega Sorority, whom he last night picked as university beauty queen from a group of George Washington University girls in a contest sponsored by the Cherry Tree, student annual. Miss Schoenfeld is the daughter of a District brain surgeon and the niece of the American Minister to Finland. Her grandfather was a professor at George Washington University. —Star Staff Photo. intereference with • • • completion of his contract.” The contract calls for completion March 26. Chief Engineer W. R. Holway said pouring of concrete on the incom plete arch should resume tonight after a drying period or other work would suffer. Roy W. Crimm, Massman counsel, said at Kansas City that he planned no action. “The dispute has arisen out of a situation over which we have no control,” he said. $16,413 Project Approved A $16,413 road Improvement project in Charles County, Md., was among six projects approved in Baltimore today by F. H. Dryden, Maryland W. P. A. director, the Associated Press reported. The money will go for improving 3.7 miles of Holly Springs road, near Orayton, and ertction of a 20-foot wooden bridge. Democratic Harmony In California Seen After Ickes Visit Party, However, Faces Problem in Rhode Island Break Establishment of Democratic peace and harmony in Far Western Cali fornia was being counterbalanced to day by a distinct lack of Democratic peace and harmony in Far Eastern Rhode Island. The apparent California peace was achieved yesterday by personal in tervention of secretary of Interior Ickes, making a trip from Washing ton to reconcile two party factions in advance of the State’s presidential primary on May 7. There had been talk that two third-term States might be entered by factions headed, respectively, by Gov. Culbert L. Olson and former Senator William Gibbs McAdoo. But yesterday Gov. Olson announced that the harmony slate had been agreed upon and that both he and Mr. McAdoo would be on it. White House Emissary. There were reports in usually re liable sources on Capitol Hill here that Mr. Ickes, ardent advocate of a third term, had been suggested by the White House as an Intermediary and acted with “full authority.” Some Democrats in the House declared that the peace pact vir tually assured the Chief Executive of California's 44 votes in the Dem ocratic National Convention. Rep resentative Buck, Democrat, of Cal ifornia, who had been striving to prevent the entry of more than one Roosevelt slate, said it was “certain” that the harmony dele gates would triumph over those pledged to Garner. The Far Eastern Democratic dis turbance arose over action of the Rhode Island General Assembly in passing a resolution suggesting legislation to “prevent any Presi dent from seeking a third term.” The resolution was read to the chamber at the request of 8enator Gerry, Democrat, of Rhode Island. Senator Green, Democrat, of Rhode Island promptly took the floor to inform the Senate that, despite a large Republican majority in both houses of the Rhode Island Assembly and a Republican Gov ernor, “only a minority of the House senational i * f ' I •, : I Nationally Famous ELECTRIC REFRIGERATORS Protect your health and food with an Electric Refrigerator. Buy now at these low prices. All guaranteed. | A Choice Selection At Only $ ♦ I Save your regular ice money in this Electric Bank Clock—fur nished with every refrigerator at no extra cost. i i --— f " and a bare majority of the Senate voted for It.” “How the Ctaigress la to prevent any President from seeking a third term Is not disclosed,” he said. He told reporters he thought It might be necessary for a President to seek a third term some time, but declined to say whether he thought Mr. Roosevelt should run again. Washington Letter Read. Later In the day Senator McKel lar, Democrat, of Tennessee pro duced a volume fnom which he read to the Senate a letter from George Washington to Lafayette. The Rhode Island resolution had noted that George Washington declined to seek a third term. McKellar quoted Washington’s let ter as saying, “I see no propriety In precluding ourselves from the serv ices of any man” who In “some great national emergency shall be deemed ‘universally’ to be ‘most fit ted.’” At this Senator Smith, Democrat, of South Carolina asked Senator McKellar to take note of the con ditions “great national emergency” and “deemed universally.” • Engineers to Consider Railroads' Problems Problems of the Nation’s railroads will be considered tonight by the District of Columbia Section, Ameri can Society of Civil Engineers, in a meeting featuring a debate be tween Col. William J. Wilgus, for mer vice president and chief en gineer of the New York Central Railroad, and M. J. Gormley, execu tive assistant of the Association of American Railroads. The meeting will be held In the assembly hall of the Cosmos Club, H street and Madison place N.W., beginning at 8:16 o’clock. Col. Wilgus is to take the affirma tive and Mr. Gormley the negative of the question, ‘‘Do the Railroads of the United States Face Nationali zation?’’ Chairman Otto S. Beyer of the National Mediation Board is to act as moderator. In addition to the principal speak ers, the program will Include state ments from a panel including Robert Henry, assistant to the president of the Association of American Rail roads; J. C. Luhrseg, executive sec retary of the Railway Labor Execu tives Association; Thomas Lyons, chief of the Transportation Divi sion, Bureau of Foreign and Domes Dr. Darby Resigns as Secretary Of Federation of Churches Will Continue Duties Until Nbvember 30; Expresses Regret Dr, William L. Darby has sub mitted his resignation as executive secretary of the Washington Federa tion of Churches after serving in that capacity for nearly 18 years. The resignation becomes effective November 30 and he will continue his full duties until that time. Dr. Darby presented his resigna tion at the monthly meeting of the federation Board of Directors yes terday. He will pass his 65th birth day a short time before his resigna tion becomes effective. Dr. Darby today expressed his re gret over having to take "this step,” but said, “the load is increasingly heavy each year and I know that it is the best thing to do both for the federation and myself.” Dr. Darby became executive secre tary of the federation in October, 1032, succeeding the Rev. Dr. Lucius C. Clark, who later became chancel lor of American University. Dr. Darby first became known here during the World War when he served as religious director for the Y. M. C. A. at Camp Humphreys and later as general secretary at the Marine Barracks in Quantico, Va. A graduate of Cumberland Uni versity, Lebanon, Tenn., and the Presbyterian Seminary in Cincin nati, Dr. Darby did post-graduate work at the College of the Ozarks, DR. WILLIAM L. DARBY. Clarksville, Ark., and Columbia Uni versity. Before coming to Washington, he held pastorate of the First Presby terlal Church at Kirksville, Mo., and the Astoria Presbyterian Church in New York, and was director of the Rural Community Institute for the Southern States, under the direction of the Presbyterian Home Mission Board. tic Commerce, and Ralph L. Dewey of the Division of Marketing and Transportation Research, Bureau of Agriculture Economics. Administrator John M. Carmody of the Federal Works Agency and Chairman Emil Schram of the Re construction Finance Corp. also may attend. Brother of D. C. Woman Dies in St. Louis J. Keith Payne, member of the Missouri State Election Board and brother of Mrs. Howell Peeples, 1*70 Wyoming avenue N.W., and Mrs. Morton G. Douglas of Warrenton, Va„ died yesterday in St. Louis, ac cording to word received here today. Mr. Payne had made his home in St. Louis for a number of years. A native of Warrenton, he was edu cated at the Virginia Military In stitute. Besides his sisters, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Genie McBlair Payne; two sons, J. Keith, jr., and Brooke Payne, and a daughter, Miss Nancy Payne, all of St. Louis. Funeral services will be held at 3 pm. tomorrow in Warrenton. Cuba is warring on a coffee smug gling ring. - m i 1 __ French Senators1 Due to Vote Today On War Conduct Political Crisis Seen By Blum's Paper; Siege War Assailed B» the Auocieted Prew. PARIS, March 15.—As the French Senate gathered for a second day of secret debate on allied wag strategy, former Premier Leon Blum’s newspaper Le Populaire described the atmosphere in Paris as “A political crisis whose conse quences cannot be gauged.” The second session opened In tha afternoon with Premier Daladler, Air Minister Guy La Chambre an* Interior Minister Albert Sarraut en-' tering the upper house shortly be fore the doors were closed. The Chamber of Deputies mean while approved an appropriation of 55,000,000.000 francs (about $1,155, 000,000) for military expenses in the second quarter of 1940. For the first quarter 54,937,000,000 francs , previously was appropriated. Amid this feeling of tension and general press criticism, which fof* three hours yesterday had Premier Daladier explaining to the senators the French-British conduct of the' war, it appeared likely that the Senate would reach a vote tonight on the whole question of allied ef fectiveness. “A vote not of a massive or unan imous character like the others' since the start of the hostilities' could be interpreted as censure of1 governmental action," commented1 Le Petit Journal. The debate covers French reaction to the Russian-Finnish peace, re garded as diplomatic victory for Ger many, whose northern flank ap peared to have been closed by thw treaty. > The insistent demand of the presrf Is that the allies "find a battlefield * —and make war” against Germany. “In other words,” says Le Temps," “Abandon the present war of siege policy." $ Northern Ireland has fewer un employed than a year ago. Lead the Easter Parade . . . and Wonder Factory Savings Lead the Town! ■j (P ' ■ a $ .< $99-50 DE LUXE GLADSTONES, $27.50 Wonder greets Spring with a whoppin’ big array of TWEED Suits and Topcoats ... at a whopper of a Factory saving! New drape suits, 3-button models, lounge and sport styles . . * topcoats in swingy "bals” and raglans . . . sizes for every man in sight! 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