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Until Knox-Sfimson Fight Opens Monday Barkley Declares Cabinet Appointees Will Win Approval By the Associated Press. The Senate recessed for the week end after an eight-minute session today and made ready for a floor fight Monday over President Roose velt's nominations of Henry L. Stim son to be Secretary of War and Prank Knox to be Secretary of the Navy. Democratic Leader Barkley told reporters he thought that the two Republicans would be confirmed by a substantial majority, but "we will have to listen to some speeches first.” Another matter for the Senate next week will be action on the $4,000,000,000 naval expansion bill. Both House and Senate have ar ranged schedules light enough to permit a recess from next Thursday to July 22 for the Democratic Na tional Convention. The House, scheduling minor leg islation for Monday, may call up Tuesday the Senate-approved Hatch bill forbidding political activity by State employes whose pay comes in whole or part from Federal funds. There was a possibility, however, that debate on this legislation might be deferred until after the Demo cratic convention because of the absence from Washington or many membd's. House and Senate action on Pres ident Roosevelt’s expected request for an additional $5,000,000,000 for defense is not anticipated until after the convention. Similarly, the excess profits tax legislation which the President has urged is not expected to be ready for floor consideration until late this month. Senator Clark to Oppose Knox and Stimson By the Associated Press. Senator Clark, Democrat, of Idaho, eaid today he would oppose confir mation of Henry L. Stimson as Secretary of War and Frank Knox as Secretary of the Navy because he believed placing “two aging, wealthy politician interventionist in these positions” was “a travesty.” Senator Clark said in a statement that if the President had designated two “outstanding, vigorous execu tives who happened at the same time to be Republicans to take charge of the Army and Navy and Air Force of the United States, I Would have approved it.” “When, however, he selects two outmoded men, one 73 and the other 66, whose chief claim to fame has been as more or less successful political manipulators and war propagandists,” Senator Clark said, “and places them in charge of all the defenses of our country at a time like thi$, then I for one, shall not be a party to it. “Both Knox and Stimson are rich, old reactionaries of the first water. They have both publicly advocated American interference in Europe's war and as Secretary of War and Navy will be in an excellent position to bring about that intervention and ultimately plunge us into war.” HuM (Continued From First Page.) to take over any of the French, Dutch or British territories in the New World. Mr. Hull did not refer directly to the speech by Japanese Foreign Min ister Arita last week, outlining what was widely interpreted as a “Monroe Doctrine for Asia" and insisting that Japan be given a free hand in stabilizing the Far East. Policy of Self-Defense. The Secretary obviously had this In mind, however, when he said that the Monroe Doctrine “contains within it not the slightest vestige of any implication, much less as sumption of hegemony on the part of the United States. It never has resembled, and it does not today re semble, policies which appear arising in other geographical areas of the world, which are alleged to be simi lar to the Monroe Doctrine, but which, instead of resting on the sole policies of self-defense and of re spect for existing sovereignties, as does the Monroe Doctrine, would in reality seem to be only the pretext for the carrying out of conquest by the sword, of military occupation, and of complete economic and po litical domination by certain powers of other free and independent peo ples.” Mr. Hull denied the German con tention that his interpretation of the Monroe Doctrine would amount to conferring upon some European countries and denying to others the right to possess territories in the Western Hemisphere. “The Monroe Doctrine,” Secretary Hull said, “has, of course, not the remotest connection with the fact that certain European nations exer cise sovereignity over colonies in the Western Hemisphere and that certain other European nations do not. This situation existed before the Monroe Doctrine was pro claimed. Aimed to Prevent Aggression. “The doctrine did not undertake to interfere with the existing sit uation but did announce that fur ther incursions would not be tol erated. It made clear that the future transfer of existing posses sion to another non-American state would be regarded as inimical to the interests of this hemisphere.” In announcing that he did not consider it worth while to reply to the German note on the subject, Mr. Hull said: “The fundamental ques tions involved are entirely clear to all of the peoples of the American republics, and undoubtedly as well to the majority of the governments and peoples in the rest of the world.” “The Monroe Doctrine," he said, “is solely a policy of self-defense, which is intended to preserve the Independence and integrity of the Americas. It was. and is, designed to prevent aggression in this hemi sphere on the part of any non American power, and likewise to make impossible any further ex tension to this hemisphere of any non-American system of government imposed from without.” Shell splinters were sold as souve nirs after the first German air raids ever the Thames. HYDE PARK, N. Y.—NATION GETS ROOSEVELT LIBRARY—The scene as the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library was presented to the Nation here yesterday. Shown are (left to right): John McShain of Philadelphia, builder; Louis Simon, architect; Frank Walker of New York, treasurer of library corporation; Dr. R. D. W. Connor, the national archivist, accepting key to library on behalf of the Nation; President Roosevelt and his son James. —A. P. Photo. — ■■■ • ... —.— ■ — — ■ — ■ - —- ■■ _____ Monkey Experiments Find New Source of Infantile Paralysis Two Johns Hopkins Doctors Report on Research Discovery By the Associated Press. BALTIMORE, July 5—Evidence that infantile paralysis invades the human body through more than one “door” was reported today by two Johns Hopkins Medical School doc tors. The virus disease, in monkeys and man. leaves a pattern of inflamed tissue along nerve tracts forming its path in the brain to the spinal cord, where it produces paralysis. This “pattern” indicates by what portal or “door” the disease entered Discovery of the portals is an im portant step toward preventing the disease. me general assumption nas oeen that infantile paralysis—poliomyeli tis—was contracted only through the olfactory nerve or "nerve of smell” in the nose. But these studies indicate it can readily start somewhere in the ali mentary tract between the mouth and intestines. The technique was developed by Drs. Howard A. Howe and David Bodian, experimenting on chimpan zees—which get poliomyelities by contagion, like human beings. Virus used was obtained from diseased patients. Some chimpanzees were given the disease through the nose. In others, the olfactory tract was first cut, and the virus placed into the mouth or stomach. When it entered by the nose, the virus progressed through the ol factory nerves from the front of the brain back to the spinal cord. But in the other animals, it reached the spinal cord by a dif ferent route. A similar “pattern” is left in the human nervous sys tem. the doctors said. “The evidence so far from hu man cases, and the high incidence of poliomyelities after tonsillectomy, favors the alimentary portal in man,” they reported, but “the olfac tory portal is still a possibility.” W. P. A. Increases July Enrollment by 43,447 Col. F. C. Harrington. Works Proj ects commissioner, today increased the July enrollment authorization for the W. P. A. by 43,447 over the actual number carried on the rolls as of June 26. the last weekly sum mary for the 1940 fiscal year. The increased authorization was based on relief appropriations for the 1940 fiscal year which Col. Har rington said would make it possible to jump the enrollment to 2,000,000 next winter. The W. P. A., he said, would enroll 1,709.900 in July, compared with 1, 665.553 as of June 26. The new relief bill carried $975, 650,000 which the W. P. A. may spend in eight months. This amount would finance a 2,000,000 peak en rollment, the top figure carried on the roster during the past fiscal year. Two Youths Sentenced In Robbery of Stores Two colored youths, indicted on charges of housebreaking and lar ceny for robbing stores of clothing, radio, cigars and other articles, were sentenced by Justice James M. Proctor in District Court today. Frederick Powell, 18, received two and a half to seven and a half years, while Harry C. Brown, 19, got three to nine years. Saengerbund Concert The oldest glee club here, the Washington Saengerbund, will give a charity entertainment for the American Red Cross at 9 p.m. to morrow in its clubrooms at 3134 Fourteenth street N.W. British Embassy Scotches Rumors Concerning Dogs The British Embassy scotched a rumor today, dealing with the prob lem of the English dog in war time. “The attention of the British Embassy.” the Embassy stated in a formal statement released to the press, “has been drawn to state ments to the effect that its co-oper ation has been obtained in connec tion with the evacuation of pet dogs from Great Britain to the United State of America. “There is no truth in these state ments. “When an inquiry was made to the Embassy in this connection, the inquirer was recommended to take the matter up direct with the Ken nel Club in England.” Star to Receive Additional Gifts To Camp Fund The campaign for funds to send needy children to camp is still far short of its goal. The formal cam paign has ended, but The Star will continue to receive and acknowledge contributions to the “Needy Chil dren’s Camp” fund in the hope a few more children will be able to go to camp. To keep a child in camp a week costs $8.50. Three weeks at camp cost $25, but every dollar contrib uted means a day in camp for a youngster who desperately needs It. Following is a list of contributions received today: Previously acknowledged ...$2,364.28 Floyd C. Smith. 5.00 John Leszak .. 15.00 Martha M. Setzer___ 8.50 Mary M. Wilkins. 5.00 G. W. Rose. 2.00 F. S. 17.00 B. B._ 8.50 P. D. C. 25.00 N. C. A. 2.00 Anonymous. 9.25 Total..$2,461.53 French Fleet May Bring War to American Wafers By the Associated Press. BUENOS AIRES, July 5— Brit ain's use of force to seize French warships raises afresh the possibility that the war may be carried again into American waters. The French Navy, which through out most of the war handled a sec tion of the South Atlantic patrol from the “bulge" of Brazil north ward. has a West Indies base at Martinique. The number of French vessels there now is unknown, but some in formed sources say the cruisers which had maintained patrol and convoy duties off Brazil likely have sailed for Africa, perhaps leaving only small escort vessels as the only ships now based in the West Indies. If that be true, it appears the British would be unlikely to risk offending American nations by at tacking Martinique. On the other hand, say these same sources, if French cruisers, subma rines and other important units are still in Martinique it is reasonable to suppose the British may attempt to take them over despite the neutrality zone. U. S. Not to Relax Rules On Entry of Canadians By the Associated Press. AUGUSTA, Me., July 5.—Presi dent Roosevelt notified Gov. Lewis O. Barrows today there could be no relaxation of the new regulations affecting the entry of Canadian citizens into the United States. The Governor had asked the Pres ident for a 24-hour regulation to permit ordinary transactions in the border towns, which, under the old regulations, served thousands of Canadian citizens. “It has been considered necessary in view of the critical international situation,” the President said, in a telegram to the Governor, “to insti tute close supervision over all aliens entering the United States, requir ing them to obtain passports from their governments for the purpose of establishing identity and nation ality and to obtain visas from American Consuls.” uompiaints on the new regula tions, which prevent Canadians from crossing the border to shop in Maine communities without pass port, have been received by the Governor. “The desired results could not be obtained,” the President continued, “if aliens entering across any one of our boundaries should be exempted from this requirement. I regret to have to say that it will not be possible to exempt Canadian citizens or other aliens from the require ment deemed essential for the de sired close supervision over the entry of aliens into the United States.” Former Secretary To Dr. Dafoe Dies By the Associated Pres*. TORONTO; July 5.—R. Gordon Moffatt, 48. former secretary to Dr. A. R. Dafoe of Callander, physician to the Dionne quintuplets, and well known in newspaper circles of the United States and Canada, died at his home today. Mr. Moffatt was a native of Min nesota. He worked on newspapers in Baldwin, Mich.; Daytona Beach, Fla.; Baltimore and Toronto. He was formerly managing editor of a Daytona Beach daily. In 1934 he went to Northern On tario and became personal secretary to Dr. Dafoe, a position he held for two and one-half years. In 1938 he went to Florida in an effort to regain his health and last October returned to Toronto. Surviving are his widow and two brothen* Dr. Alexander Called To Head Youth Part Of Defense Program Former Farm Security Chief to Plan Training Of Young Workers Dr. Will W. Alexander today was recalled to Government service to head the youth training program for the National Defense Advisory Com mission. The former administrator of the Farm Security Administration last July gave up his post to become vice president of the Rosenwald Fund. Dr. Alexander will devote his time to planning youth training for the defense program. He will serve on the staff of Sidney Hillman and DR. WILL W. ALEXANDER. —Harris & Ewing Photo. assist Floyd W. Reeves, executive assistant for labor supply and train ing problems. The appointment of Dr. Alexander was announced jointly today by Mr. Hillman and Federal Security Ad ministrator McNutt. Dr. Alexander will co-ordinate ac tivities in the Civilian Conservation Corps, the National Youth Admin istration and the Office of Education. In this capacity he will serve as Mr. McNutt’s assistant and handle the educational and work experience organizations of the F. S. A. Dr. Alexander, in May, 1935, was named assistant administrator of the Rural Resettlement Admin istration When Rexford G. Tugwell resigned two years later, Dr. Alex ander was made administrator. He later transferred to the Farm Security Administration when it took over the functions of the re settlement agency in the Depart ment of Agriculture. He is promi nent as a social scientist and has been chairman of the Advisory Com mittee on Race Studies of the So cial Science Research Council. He also served as chairman of the Committee on Southern Tenancy of the council. He worked for the Rosenwald fund to improve educa tion, health and general economic status of people in the rural South. Dr. Alexander is expected to as sume his new duties immediately. Americans Begin Boarding 'Last Boat' at Galway By the Associated Press. GALWAY, Ireland, July 5.— Americans who swarmed into this Irish port for “positively the last boat” to the United States until the war ends began boarding the United States liner Washington to day. The Washington, which reached Galway Harbor last night, will em bark 1.800 Americans who came here from Britain and the continent. Originally listed to sail at high tide tonight, the liner probably will not leave until late tomorrow night or perhaps Sunday. American officials said she was “positively the last boat until the end of the war.” The Washington also came here June 12 for refugees and, en route from Lisbon, Portugal, was halted by a German submarine which threatened to torpedo her before the U-boat commander messaged that he “thought you were another ship.” Straits Settlements To Intern Enemy Aliens By the Associated Press. ’ SINGAPORE, July 5.—The Straits Settlements government decided to day to intern all enemy aliens. Its action followed yesterday’s arrest of 25 Germans, most of whom were Jewish refugees, and military precautions taken in view of the delicate Far Eastern situation. Rival Group Pondered By Faction Barred From Youth Congress Convention, Meanwhile, Takes Up Peace and Foreign Policy Issues By the Associated Press. LAKE GENEVA, Wis., July 5 The American Youth Congress today regarded as a closed incident its refusal to seat an “anti-Red” group of 40 would-be delegates claiming Gene Tunney’s support. It went today with a program that included two plenary sessions on peace and foreign policy questions. However, the disbarred faction, while abandoning attempts to ob tain a voting voice in the confer ence, met at nearby Williams Bay to ponder possible formation of a rival organization to be drawn from membership of the Junior Associa tion of Commerce and the Young Democrat and Young Republican Clubs. The congress’ possibly attitude on peace and national defense questions was indicated yesterday by Chairman Jack McMichael of Texas, conference keynoter, who asserted that “peace is still the best defense of American democracy." Opposes Conscription. He called for a national defense program in which "youth would not need to be conscripted”—a pro gram to “meet the crying need of the one-third of the Nation who are ill-housed, ill-fed and ill-clothed”: a program to “defend the people from the real fifth column of under nourishment, poor housing, few op portunities for health, and jobless ness.” The Tunnev bloc, which had an nounced an intention of “ridding the congress of Communists,” was re fused voting power or a voice in conference deliberations yesterday because its members had not made "any application as delegates or presentation of credentials,” an A. Y. C. spokesman declared. This, however, was denied by Samuel Mines of New York, who said the 40 sponsored by the former heavyweight champion had at tempted to present credentials, but had been given the “run-around." Charges Red Influence. Mr. Mines, a former A. Y. C. ex ecutive secretary, charged that a few Communists “who were leading the rest of the group around by the nose" had prevented the seating of the Tunney bloc. The 40 individuals planned to present resolutions con demning “the Russian invasion of Finland. Rumania and Poland’ and demanding an adequate national defense for America and suppres sion of “fifth-column enemies within.” The A. Y. C. Credentials Commit tee accepted the credentials of 482 persons as voting delegates, and 113 as observers with a voice but no vote in congress affairs. After rejection of their applica tion for credentials, members of the Tunney bloc issued a statement asking the country to witness “the total failure of the A. Y. C.” The statement charged that the A Y. C. for five years has "been the spearhead of Communist organiza tion and infiltration in America,” and that it had “consistently mis represented the true condition and the true temper of youth.” ' Parly Support Seen. “It is now blatantly obvious,” the statement continued, "that the A. Y. C. is incapable of taking any atti tude which disagrees with the Com munist party stand. American youth is not communistic and it is not fascist In character. • • * The A. Y. C. can no longer be allowed to con tinue on its path unchallenged.” Tunney followers took with them from the Youth Congress session six Detroit Negroes who had been offered seats as representatives of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peo ple. The group. under the leadership of Onslow- H. Parish of the Detroit Appomattox Republic an Club, declined the offer. Parish declared his group was "dissatisfied with the communistic domination of the congress and with the way members of our own race in the congress were being led by the nose by Communists.” MCMicnaei, Keynoting the con gress, declared the organization “continues to welcome the partici pation of young Communists because they, like our other members, have abided by the rules of democratic procedure and have supported our program for the abolition of the poll tax, the abolition of lynching and the passage of the American Youth Act insuring jobs for workless young Americans.” Tunney Flying to Wisconsin To Investigate Action NEW YORK, July 5 (/P).—Former Heavyweight Champion Gene Tun ney took a plane this morning for Lake Geneva, Wis„ to “find out what kind of rinkydink the Youth Con gress has used to exclude my group of delegates.” ‘‘Their tactics smack of Tammany Hall or the Communists,” he said be fore leaving in a plane at 8 o’clock. “Apparently they set a secret dead line for registration and after the deadline informed the delegates in the pro-American group (sponsored by the one-time champion) that they were too late to register.” 20 Babies Born Here As Firecrackers Pop Including a son born to Mrs. Teh Chuan Kuo, wife of the military attache of flreworks-loving China, 20 infants were born on Independ ence Day in Washington hospitals. Appropriately enough, three fourths of those born amid the clat ter of firecrackers were boys. Mrs. Kuo was at Walter Reed Hospital. Nazis Ease Treatment Of Air Prisoners By the Associated Press. BERLIN, July 5.—Unfavorable "special treatment” of French and Belgian air force prisoners of war has now been discontinued, it was reported yesterday by DNB, official German news agency. The retaliatory measures, in effect since May 27, were ordered by Marshal Goering, DNB said, after he learned that French and Belgians were treating captured German flyers oontrary to international law. French and Belgian air force prisoners will now receive the same treatment accorded other captured enemy flyers, it was said. House Subcommittee Has Eye On D. C. Liquor Situation Group Is Following Ninth Street Probe By A. B. C. Officials The Liquor Investigating Subcom mittee of the House District Com mittee is keeping a close watch over recent cases before the Alcohol Beverage Control Board and will take whatever action seems neces sary, Chairman Eberharter of Penn sylvania said yesterday. His comment was sought on cases involving the alleged sale of beer to a minor by five Ninth street estab lishments, but he emphasized that he was not commenting specifically on any of the cases, knowing nothing of the.guilt or innocence of persons involved. He said he was discussing conditions generally. The report of his subcommittee carrying suggestions for improve ment in the local situation by the Commissioners and the A. B. C. Board, he said, by no means closed the investigation. Unless there is a general improvement in tne situa tion here, he said his group would do ‘‘whatever action it deems neces sary.” ‘‘Our report indicated that we H. P. EBERHARTER. —Harris-Ewing Photo. were and will continue to be in terested in the situation here,” he said, "and it is likely that something might be done.” Poilus Who Used Prisoners as Shield Sentenced By the Associated Press. BERLIN, July 5.—A French lieutenant. Jules Levresse, was sen tenced to 15 years in prison yester day by a German court-martial in Brussels on a charge of using six German prisoners as a shield against a German machine gun. Two prisoners were killed. United States Ambassador John Cudahy and Orme Wilson, counselor of the Brussels Embassy, attended the court-martial as representatives of the power protecting French in terests in occupied Belgium. Nazis Claim Sinking Of 106,543 Tons of British Shipping Three Submarines Alone Credited With More Than 86,000 total By the Associated Press. BERLIN, July 5.—Recent German sea raids have sunk British mer chantmen totaling 106,543 tons, the high command reported today, as the government was informed that the Nazi wedge between Britain and France had completely estranged the former Allies. The toll on British shipping, which also included warships and mer chant ships reported hit, was divided among Nazi forces on the sea, above and beneath it. Three submarines alone were credited with having sent to the bottom recently 34,400 tons, 31,100 tons and 21.043 tons apiece. One of these, commanded by Lt. Capt. Liebe. was said to have sunk a total of 85,000 tons of enemy merchant shipping since the start of the war. Four 5,000-ton transports sunk, nine others and a warship damaged were reported by the high command as victims of Nazi dive bomber units raiding a convoy off the English southwest coast. Stabs by German torpedo boats off the coast southwest of Portland, British naval base, were said to have registered torpedo hits on two armed British steamers, the 5,500 ton Hartlepool and the 6.900-ton British Corporal. “Besides that,” lt said, “they shot one tayker of 12.000 tons and one armed merchant ship of 8.000 tons out of their convoy. The vanguard of the flotilla succeeded in destroy ing an enemy submarine off the Norwegian coast.” me communique also said: “In the course of yesterday and last night the air force bombed in England port facilities, airports and armament industry plants. "British planes on July 4 again carried out several flights over Hol land, Belgium and Northwestern Germany under cover of low-hang ing clouds. On the night of July 4-5, they entered Northern and Western German regions. “Militarily important targets were not attacked, however, apartment houses, farms, etc., were damaged or fired by bombs and several civil ians killed. “Six enemy planes were bagged in air fights by anti-aircraft. During a renewed raid on Kiel one enemy plane was shot down by the Navy’s anti-aircraft artillery. Two of our own planes are missing.’’ British Say Nazis Lost 107 Planes Around Isles By the Associated Press. LONDON, July 5.—A reliable, al though unofficial, estimates placed the number of German planes shot down over and around the British Isles since the start of the war at 107, with a “large number” badly damaged. Named Acting Postmaster The Post Office Department an nounced today that Neal A. Sibley has been appointed acting post master at Baltimore. He had been assistant postmaster in charge of the Baltimore office since the retire ment of Postmaster Ernest Green last February. Boston Frees Man After Alexandria Refuses Carfare By the Asaoelated Press. BOSTON, July 5.—The police of Alexandria, Va.. want Charles Whittemore, 40, but not so urgently that they are will ing to pay his fare home. They so advised Boston police yester day after Whittemore told a local officer he was wanted for grand larceny in his home town. Alexandria wired the charge was only petty larceny, adding: “We will not send for him. Let him walk.” Whereupon Whit temore was evicted from the police station. Col. Glen E. Edgerton Remains in Panama As Canal's Governor President Nominated Engineer to Succeed Gen. C. S. Ridley Col. Glen E. Edgerton of the Army Engineering Corps was nomi nated today to be Governor of the Panama Canal, succeeding Brig. Gen. Clarence S. Ridley, resigned. A native of Parkerville, Kans.. Col. Edgerton stood at the head of the 1908 graduating class at West Point. On receiving his Army com mission he was assigned to the Isthmian Canal Commission. In 1910 he became a student in the engineer school here, and the fol lowing year went on active duty with* the 1st Battalion of Engi neers. ne later was transferred to the Alaska Road Commission, with headquarters at Valdez. During the Mexican border trouble he served with the 2d Engineers under Gen. Pershing. In 1920 he returned to Washington for duty in the office of the chief of engineers. From 1920 to 1923 Col. Edgerton served as director of sales for the War Department. Two years later he was assigned to the Federal Power Commission as the assistant chief engineer. He later became chief engineer. He then went to West Point as an assistant professor of engineering and on the conclusion of that tour of duty was sent to Rock Island, 111., as district engineer. In this capacity he handled work along the Missis sippi and Illinois Rivers. He returned here in 1933 for duty in the office of the chief of engineers. Three years later he went to Panama as engineer of maintenance. Library of Congress Gets Whittall Gift All extant original manuscripts of the works of the English poet A. E. Housman, have just been placed on display in the Library ol Congress. The exhibit was the gift of Mrs. Matthew John Whittall, who had made many valuable con tributions to the Library previously In addition to a number of Hous man's better known poems, in his precise handwriting, with alterations and suggested substitutions, the col lection includes photographs of the author at various ages; the first and subsequent editions of his three volumes of verse. “A Shropshire Lad." “Last Poems” and the posthu mous “More Poems”; contemporary reviews of his works and editorials and eulogies written at the time of his death on May 1, 1936. The exhibit is to remain open throughout the summer. Weather Report (Furnished by the United States Weather Bureau.) District of Columbia—Fair and continued cool with lowest temper ature about 60 degrees tonight; tomorrow fair and slightly warmer put with some cloudiness; light variable winds becoming gentle southerly tomorrow; Sunday generally fair and moderately warm. Maryland and Virginia—Fair and continued cool tonight; generally fair and slightly warmer but with some cloudiness tomorrow and Sunday. West Virginia—Generally fair and slightly warmer but with some cloudiness tonight and tomorrow; Sunday generally fair and moderately warm. River Report. . Potomac and 8henandoah Rivers clear at Harpers Ferry, Potomac muddy st Great Tails today. The disturbance that was central over Southeastern Massachusetts Thursday morning has continued to move northeast ward and a trough extends from latitude 45” N. and longitude 57" W.. southwest ward to Northern Florida and thence west ward over the Northern Gulf of Mexico, a ship, about 200 miles south of the Louisi ana coast. 1.015.0 millibars <29.07 inchest, and a ship, about 150 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras. 1.020 millibars <30.12 inches). Pressure remains low from Cali fornia and Arizona to North Dakota. Blythe. Calif. 1.0011.4 millibars (29 72 inches) and Williston. N. Dak., 1.010.2 millibars 129.83 Inches). High pressure prevails from the Plains States eastward to the Atlantic Coast and along the North Pacific Coast and from the Bahamas east ward and northeastward over the ocean. Elkins. W. Va . 1.029.5 millibars <30.40 inches)- North Head. Wash. 1.022 milli bars CIS).18 inches), and a ship, about 700 miles southeast of Newfoundland. 1.034.9 millibars <30.50 Inches). Rain fell Thurs day in the Atlantic and East Gulf States and Southern Louisiana, and local showers occurred in the Rocky Mountain region. The weather has become warmer from the Dakotas eastward over the upper Missis sippi Valley and the Lake region, but the temperature is still below normal from the Central and Southern Plains States and Texas eastward to the Atlantic Coast. Report for Last 24 Hours. .. Temperature. Barometer. Yesterday— Degrees. Inches. 4 P.m_ 72 30.11 8 p.m_ 00 30.15 Midnight _ 02 30.20 Today— 4 a.m_ 59 30.22 8 a.m_ 05 30 29 Noon _ 75 30.27 Record for Laet 24 Houre. (From noon yesterday to noon today.) Highest. ,5. noon todey. Year ago. 80. Lowest, 58, 5:10 a.m. today. Year •go. 07 Record Temperature This Year. Highest. 93 on June 24. Lowest. 7. on January 29. Humidity far Last 24 Hours. (From noon yesterday to noon today.) Highest. 90 per cent, at 1 a.m. today. Lowest. 38 per cent, at noon today. Tide. Tablet. (Furnished by United States Coait and . Geodetic Survey.) „ . Today. Tomorrow. High -.- 7:40 a.m. 8:24 a.m. Low - 2:02 a.m. 2:47 a.m. High _ 8:09 p.m. 8:55 P.m. Low - 2:46 p.m. 3:28 p.m. The Son and Moon. Rises. Sets. Sun, today _ 4:48 7:37 Sun. tomorrow_ 4:48 7:37 Moon, today_ 5:07 a.m. 7:35 p.m. Automobile lights must be turned on one-half hour after gunfet. jl___ Precipitation. Monthly preclDitation In Inch** to the Capital (current month to date). Month. 1840. Are. Record January- 2.12 3.55 7.83 '37 February- 2.77 3.27 6.84 '84 March - 3.42 3.75 8.84 'PI April -8.19 3.27 9.13 '89 May -3 in 3.70 10.69 '89 June -0.86 4.13 10.94 '00 July - 2.34 4.71 10.6,1 '86 August - ._r 4.01 14.41 '28 September__ 3 24 17 45 '34 October - ... 2.84 8.81 '37 November - ... 2.37 8.89 '89 December _ ... 3.32 7.68 ’01 Weather in Various Cities. Temp. Raln Barom. Hinh.Low. fall. Weather. Abilene __ 30.15 S3 55 Cloudy Albany- 30 21 73 53 0.14 Cloudy Atlanta __ 30.18 Cloudy Atl. City _ 30.24 70 80 0 07 Clear Baltimore 30.27 55 0.01 Clear Birm’ham. 30.15 78 67 Rain Bismarck.. 29.91 92 «9 Cloudy Boston_ 30.18 64 57 0.04 Cloudy BufTola_ 30.33 73 54 0 03 Clear Butte 30.00 80 52 0 08 cloudy Charleston 30.1 S 77 68 1.44 Cloudy Chicago .30.3.3 81 60 . _ Cloudy Cincinnati. 30.3.3 so 50 _ clear Cleveland. 30.3.3 79 53 Cloudy Columbia.. 30.24 67 0.03 Cloudy Moline ... 30.33 83 55 . dear Denver .30.00 80 67 . Cloudy Des Moines 30.27 88 58 . Cloudy Detroit... 30 33 76 56 dear El Paso 30.00 Ml 86 0.01 Cloudy Galveston. S0.03 86 73 _ doudy Huron 30.09 89 62 _ doudy Indlan'p'lig 30.33 80 55 .. Clear Jack’nvllle 30.15 88 71 0.36 Cloudy Kane. City 30.27 83 56 _ Clear L. Argelea 29.91 90 59 . Foggy Louisville 30.33 80 55 _ Clear Miami . 30.12 90 77 _ Cloudy Mpls.St. P. .30.21 85 84 . Cloudy N. Orleans 30.03 82 70 1.50 doudy New York. 30.21 72 59 0.04 Clear Norfolk 30.27 71 58 0.21 Cloudy Okie. City 30.21 8.3 60 ... Clear Omaha 30.24 86 61 _ doudy Phil'd’phia 30.24 72 57 _ Clear Phoenix 29.77 115 74 __I Clear Pittsb'rgh 30.33 74 53 _ Clear Portl’d. Or .30.15 82 50 Cloudy Raleigh 30.27 73 59 O.OT Cloudy St. Louis 30.33 82 55 . . Clear S. Lake C. 29.83 96 65 _ Clear 8. Antoaio 30.09 86 65 _ Clear Sen Diego 29.89 72 60 Rain Oakland.. 29.86 54 ... Clear Seattle .. 30.12 78 50 ... doudy Spokane 29.#9 90 57 Cloudy Tampa .10.12 87 74 0 03 doudy WASH..D.C, 30.27 75 58 0.18 Cloudy Foreign Stations. „ Temperature. Weather. (Noon Greenwich time, today.) Horta iFayal). Azores 60 doudy s.n juml gsaMrvsr-* cl80(lT co*om canai*zSEi::;;; 12 Third-Term 'Draft' Indications Rise as Chiefs Map Plans Talk of Roosevelt and Hull Ticket Continues To Lead Speculation By the Associated Press. With the presidential election ex actly four months off, Democratic leaders were speeding preparation* today for their party’s July 15 con vention amid increasing indications that President Roosevelt would break tradition and accept a third term "draft.” Talk of a Democratic ticket head ed by President Roosevelt and Sec retary of State Hull continued to overshadow speculation by a few 1 party members that the Chief Ex ecutive might turn down the nom ination at the last minute. High officials based their predic tion of a Roosevelt acceptance part ly on the assumption that an elev enth-hour declination might turn the convention into confusion from which it might be difficult to recover in the ensuing campaign. Others Mentioned. Others mentioned besides Mr. Hull as a Roosevelt running mate include Senator Byrnes of South Carolina, Supreme Court Justice Douglas, Vice President Gamer, Senator Lucas of Illinois, Federal Security Admin istrator McNutt, Speaker Bankhead and House Majority Leader Ray burn. Should the President decide not to seek, a third term, leaders are fairly well agreed he will indorse Secretary Hull. This logically woulcf turn the vice presidential nomina tion toward a far Western man to offset the selection by the Republi cans of Senator McNary, or to an Easterner to balance Wendell Willkie's New York residence. But Democratic chiefs say geo graphical considerations are of little consequence these days, since the brunt of the campaign is up to the I presidential candidate. congress’ Recess Thursday. With the vanguard from Demo cratic Committee headquarters ready to depart for Chicago Sunday to complete arrangements. Congress plans to recess Thursday for the duration of the convention. Senate Majority Leader Barkley predicted the convention would last five days “no matter what hap pened.’’ Party bigwigs look for a striking contrast between the Republican Convention and that of the Demo crats in so far as candidates’ head quarters are concerned. At Phila delphia, 10 candidates had hotel suites with banners flying. A much smaller number is ex pected at Chicago, with most of the candidates ready to blare forth only “if” Mr. Roosevelt retires. Sup porters of Senator Wheeler of Mon tana, however, announced they were opening headquarters there. Democratic leaders already are on record to make the New Deal pro gram. both domestic and foreign, the main issue of the campaign. Leaders say Mr. Roosevelt will edit, if not write, the bulk of the party platform. Preliminaries to Start. While Senator Wagner of New York confers with members-desig nate of the committee, which he leads, other convention preliminaries will get under way the middle of next week. On Thursday a subcommittee of the National Committee headed by Senator Green of Rhode Island will consider a plan for re-apportioning delegates to future conventions. It will take up a proposal to give a bonus of delegates to States going heavily Democratic. This would compensate the South, which had the balance of power in choosing a presidential candidate before the 1936 convention abolished the rule requiring a two-thirds vote to ! nominate. On Friday the full National Com mittee will meet to make up the convention’s temporary roll of dele gates and hear any seating contests. Thus far no contests have been filed. Reclamation Survey The Federal Government and the seven Basin States have spent more than $3,000,000 on surveys of the Colorado River to determine its reclamation and power possibilities.