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Parmer.-Labor, of Minnesota, and Thomas, Repuo lican, of Idaho. Senator Downey, Democrat of California, did not vote and Senator Slattery. Demo crat, pf Illinois, who was absent, was recorded as not voting. Senators recorded in fav/r of the bill were Sheppard, Democrat, of Texas cchairmani; Reynolds. pemo •crat, of North Carolina; Thomas, Democrat, of Utah; Minton, Demo crat, of Indiana; Lee. Democrat, of Oklahoma; Mill, Democrat, of Ala bama; Chandler, Democrat, of Kentucky; Smathers, Democrat, of New Jersey; Austin, Republican, of Vermont; Schwartz, Democrat, of Wyoming; Gurney, Republican, of South Dakota, knd Holman. Repub lican, of Oregon. Later, committee attaches announced that Senator Bridges, Republican, of New Hamp shire, who was absent, asked to be recorded in favor of voting for the bill. . Minor changes were made in the measure, chiefly one which would extend' the job-saving provisions to Reserve officers and men of the land and naval forces who already are on active duty as volunteers. It was inserted to assure certificates of service particularly to National Guardsmen, who may be called up before conscription becomes effec tive. Guard Bill Up for Debate. The committee’s action was fol lowed by general debate in the Sen ate on the bill authorizing the Pres ident to call out 243,000 National Guardsmen and 117,000 Reserve offi cers. During debate on this bill Sen ator Sheppard declared: “I am con vinced that Hitler will try to at tack the United States or else I wouldn't be here asking for pas sage of this bill.” He explained that under its features approximately 55.000 men would be called immediately and that the others would be summoned as soon as housing facilities are available. Approximately 242,000 National Guardsmen, 116,000 Reserve officers and about 50,000 other Reserve Corps enlisted men would be af fected by the measure. “If such an immediate emergency as to justify a draft exists why not call all 242,000 National Guardsmen out immediately,” asked Senator Taft, Republican, of Ohio. "There isn’t sufficient equipment,” replied Senator Sheppard. Wheeler Wants Enlistments. Senator Wheeler, who previously had expressed his opposition to con scription, declared on the floor that before any such drastic attempts were made to bulwark the Nation’s man power, enlistments should be opened on a large scale. He pointed out that many States have more applicants than open ings for C. C. C. jobs. "We ought to try more enlistments before we violate every tradition of this democracy,” he added. He read a newspaper clioping of a Story which quoted Maj. Gen James K. Parsons, chief of the 3d Corps Area, with offices in Baltimore, as worning against "alarmists” in this country. Wheeler contended that most of the "emergency” has been manufac tured by “propagandists” who, he said, wanted to scare the Senate and the people of the country “into giv ing dictatorial powers to some one.” "The only emergency I can see is that the election is coming on,” Wheeler declared. The job-protection provision in the Burke-Wadsworth bill was of fered by Senator Austin and was approved. Senator Lee reoffered his amend ment made last week which would have limited the War Department to call out only 400,000 conscripts Oc tober 1 and 400.000 more April 1. The President would be forced under this measure to seek new authoriza tions each year to call out other conscripts. This was voted down by a majority. At the suggestion of the War De partment, an effort was made to exempt senior year divinity students from conscription. This was refused 7 to 4. An attempt was made by Senator Johnson to have former Secretary of War Woodring called to testify his opposition to conscription, but the committee, obviously working with administration backing for speed, turned it down 10 to 4. Pay Increase to Be Sought. Committee members indicated that an amendment would be offered on the floor of the Senate to increase Army basic pay from $21 to $30 a month, as recommended by Gen. George C. Marshall, Army chief of staff. As provided in the amended bill, every male citizen of the United States between the ages of 21 and 31, inclusive, shall be liable for con scription. Testimony has indicated that of the approximately 12,000, 000 in this age group some 4,500,000 will be eligible for conscription for one year of military service with the Army, Navy or Marine force. Gen. Marshall has testified he would like to summon 400,000 by > October 1 to fill to war strength the Regular Army and National Guard. Opponents of conscription who ‘ (See CONSCRIPTION, Page A-2.f Federal-State Unity in War On Spies Urged by President •But He Warns Against 'Cruel Stupidities Of the Vigilante' in Message to Parley By J. A. FOX. President Roosevelt today cou pled g call for unity between Fed eral and State governments in strengthening national defense and uncovering subversive activities with a warning against “the cruel stupidities of the vigilante.” In a message to the Federal State conference on law enforce ment problems created by the na tional defense program, the Chief Executive said: ‘‘The common defense should be through the normal channels of local. State and national law en forcement. We must De vigilant always on guard and swift to act. But we must also be wise and cool headed and must not express our activities in the cruel stupidities of the vigilante. That is wnere the fifth columns form the line.’’ The President’s message was read by Attorney General Jackson as Governors and other representatives of 42 States gathered at the Jus tice Department for a two-day ses sion designed to formulate plans for closer co-operation in guarding against spies, saboteurs and fifth column activities. In a welcoming address in which he obviously referred to published accounts of the activities of Dr. Ger hardt Westrick, commercial coun sellor of the German Embassy, Mr. Jackson said that this “should bring to us some inkling of the kind of (See CONFERENCE, Page A-4.) Pershing Urges U. S. To Send 50 Surplus Destroyers to Britain Action Held Necessary For American Freedom And Security (Text of Pershing address on Page AS.) Gen. John J. Pershing would have the United States send at least 50 destroyers to the aid of beleaguered Britain. The 79-year-old commander of the American Expeditionary Force of 1917-18, told a radio audience last night that destroyers left over from World War days should be made available to the British as a safeguard of American freedom and security, predicting the most critical time for England would come in the next few weeks and months. "If there is anything we can do to help save the British fleet in that time, we shall be failing in our duty to America if we do not do it,” the General of the Armies declared, add ing that "today may be the last time when by measures short of war we can still prevent war (for the Amer icas)." Vain Moves Recalled. Gen. Pershing’s appeal recalled that in June the British had failed in efforts to purchase destroyers here. Another plan which would have allowed the British to purchase 20 high-speed torpedo boats ran aground on a 1917 law forbidding sale of American vessels of war to a belligerent nation. A different course for America was urged at a peace rally in Chicago by Col. Charles A. Lindbergh, ardent advocate of non-intervention in European afTairs. "It is only by co-operation that we can maintain the supremacy of our western civilization and the right of our commerce to proceed unmolested,” he told a cheering throng at Soldier Field. Col Lindbergh expressed the view that American sentiment is against involvement abroad. • Knox Calls for Conscription. In New York, Secretary of the Navy Knox called for the Inaugura tion of compulsory military service without further delay, insisting that if the country waits until war is im minent to take this preparedness step ,“it will be too late.” Gen. Pershing spoke from his suite in the Carlton Hotel here and all the networks carried his address in which he repeated earlier In dorsement of the compulsory train ing bill. “A new kind of war,” he declared, “is loose in the world—fought with all weapons, including treason, and fought most insidiously during what some of our countrymen call ’peace time ’ It is a war against the civili zation that we know. It is a revo lution against all the values which we have cherished and which we wish our children to cherish in the future. It is a revolution which (See PERSHING, Page A-S.) Nazi, Ousted by France, Named Hitler’s Envoy By the Associated Press. BERLIN, Aug, 5.—Adolf Hitler has appointed Otto Abetz, formerly of the Berlin foreign office, Am bassador to Nazi-conquered France. Abetz, whose wife is French, was expelled from France in 1939 as an unwelcome Nazi agent. He was ousted by the government of Pre mier Daladler June 30, that year, following discovery of a widespread German espionage network. The sensational spy. hunt, which brought the arrests of scores of Germans and “French Hitleri&m,” had all the elements of a first-class mystery thriller. At that time Abetz was known as a “semi-official” representative of German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop, but the French said he was the brains of a ring whose espionage work reached into some of the highest French circles. Upon the fall of Paris last June, Abetz returned triumphantly to the French capital and was given the important p06t of assistant to Capt. von Grothe, Hitler’s director of gov ernment bureaus there. Italian Planes Raid Strategic British Bases in Africa Centers in Sudan, Kenya And Aden Wrecked, News Agency Says By the Associated Press. ROME, Aug. 5.—Some of Britain's most important strategic centers in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, Kenya and Aden zones, including newly built airfields, were wrecked over the week end by Italian air bom bardment, Stefani, official Italian news agency, reported today. New British air bases, the agency said, were discovered by Italian scouting planes and attacked by strong bombing squadrons. Not only was a large hangar set afire at Haiya, important Anglo Egyptian Sudan railway center, Ste fani declared, but planes on the ground were so toadly damaged they i were put out of action. Besides these blows along the Red Sea front in East Africa, the Ital ian high command Reported 10 Brit ish planes shot down in a fierce air battle yesterday when the Brit ish attempted to bomb Libyan troops near the Egyptian frontier in North Africa. In all, it said, Britain lost 14 planes in Africa yesterday. (Apparently countering this claim, a British air communique at Cairo reported three Italian planes downed—one by their own anti-aircraft fire—and only one British plane lost in a battle yesterday between 50 Italian craft and a British reconnais sance squadron accompanied by four fighters.) The new British air bases were discovered particularly in the Upper Sudan, Stefani said. Italians considered the attack on the Haiya Railroad junction, where the tracks were reported ripped up, as of first importance since rail lines linking the Sudan territory with Port Sudan on the Red Sea meet j there. ' "Our bombing formations have brought devastation and disorgan ization to the most important mili tary objectives, whose efficiency was most useful and essential to the enemy,” Stefani declared. The British were said to have nu merous bases for pursuit planes along the railroad, with batteries of anti-aircraft artillery and heavy machine-guns at intervals to pro tect the tracks from Italian bombers. Summitt, another strategic center in Sudan, was said to have been hard hit by air attack. Stefani as serted Italian bombers, piercing British defenses, exploded gasoline tanks there and bombed troop con centrations. Bombs burst repeatedly among the British soldiers while machine-gun lire from the Italian planes held British chasers at bay, the news agency said. When the British Anally aban doned the Aght, it added, the Ital ian bombers again raided the Sum mitt airAelds, where Are suddenly broke out in a large building be lieved to have housed gasoline. The agency said the Italian air force had set out systematically to destroy strong British air cases all around Italian colonies in Africa. It asserted that temporary Aelds were especially vulnerable because supplies of fuel and munitions have to be stored in the open instead of underground, as at regular military airports. Describing the big air battle as (See ROME, Page A-3.) Coast Murder Probe Uncovers Red 'Plot' to Overthrow U. S. By the Associated Press. LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5.—District Attorney Buron Fitts said today he had a “startling amount of evi dence” pointing toward a plot to assassinate prominent Americans and overthrow the Government violently. The evidence, 'accumulation of a 32-month investigation of suspected Communist activities in Southern California, will be presented to the county grand jury tomorrow. Two men have been arrested. Mr. Fitts disclosed that Brittain Webster, 27, a longshoreman, was in jail in connection with the five-year old slaying of an anti-Red member of the Maritime union. Japanese Draft Third Protest On Arrests British Explanation Of Seizures Held Unsatisfactory Japanese reported demanding base and use of railway in Indo-Chlna for operations against Chinese. Page A-4 By the Associated Press. LONDON, Aug. 5.—A Japanese Embassy spokesman declared today that the embassy considered unsatis factory Britain’s explanation of the arrest of two prominent Japanese businessmen in London. Ambassador Mamoru Shigemitsu, meanwhile, was busy preparing a third protest for submission to the British foreign office. In addition to Satoru Maklhara and Shunsukel /Tanabe, London representatives respectively of the powerful Mitsubishi and Mitsui in terests who were arrested Friday night, it was understood the pro test would include other Japanese detained throughout the empire. (The Berlin radio tonight quoted an influential Tokio news paper as declaring that “Japan will, if necessary, break off diplo matic relations with England” if she fails to obtain satisfaction for the arrests of Japanese nationals. (The highest officials of the Japanese Foreign Office, with Foreign Minister Yosuke Mat suoka presiding, were said to have decided to demand immediate re lease of all Japanese under arrest. Nichi Nichi also said Japan would demand guarantees against recurrence of the arrests.) Consul Visits Two. Prior to the Ambassador’s new conference with Foreign Secretary Lord Halifax, the Japanese consul visited Makihara and Tanabe. An Embassy spokesman said Shigemitsu probably would call on Foreign Secretary Lord Halifax this afternoon. The announcement of the third protest was made by the Embassy as soon as confirmation was received of the arrest of three Japanese businessmen in Rangoon and of a Japanese journalist at Singapore. Four Japanese, two of whom have been ordered deported, are being held in London. A Hong Kong mer chant, taken into custody Saturday, made the number arrested through out the empire total nine. Three Identified. British police in Rangoon said the three arrested there under defense regulations were Ichiro Orlhata and Naoso Kokubu, each the owner of a company bearing his name, and Tadasu Oba, a trade agent. The British Foreign Office an nounced today that Japan had re ported release of three more of the Britons seized in Japan and Korea in what Tokio officials described as a drive against an "espionage net work.” Seven still are detained. The British offered as at least partial substantiation for authori tative denials their arrests are in retaliation for the Japanese drive the disclosure that the two Japa nese ordered deported were placed under arrest almost two weeks be fore the Japanese drive began. The two ordered deported were reported by Japanese to b? Taka yuki Eguchi, employe of the Bank of Formosa, and Mrs. Milly Vosnii, German-born wife of a Japanese painter, arrested July 10 and 13, respectively. Japanese Demand End Of British Influence TOKIO, Aug. 5 (/PI (via radio).— Elimination of "offensive British influence in Japan" was demanded at a mass meeting arranged by all Japanese political parties in Osaka, Japan’s second city, Domei, Jap anese news agency, said in a broad cast tonight. Domei reported anti-British mass meetings in Toklo and other cities adopted similar resolutions urging "energetic measures” against Britain. At Kobe, the news agency said, the Chamber of Commerce and In dustry asked the government to “re vise its attitude” toward Britain. This first organized reaction to the British arrests, most of which followed upon Japan’s own round up of Britons in a widespread spy hunt, came -as the government here maintained silence on the latest developments in strained Japanese British relations. Yakichiro Suma, foreign office spokesman, said a complete report from Japanese Ambassador Mamoru Shigemitsu would have to be stud ied to determine whether official Japan considered the British action one of reprisal. Domei said the unanimously adopted Kobe resolution urged the Japanese War, Navy, Foreign and Commerce Industry Ministries to “go ahead in the execution of their fixed policies.” Clyde Champion, San Joaquin Valley cannery workers’ leader, was secretly arrested Sunday. Officials refused to tell an what charges he was being held. Mr. Fitts said the mass of evidence to be given the grand jury would describe the influencing of immi nent Hollywood film personages to Communist ends and a program to "capture” and .ultimately destroy labor unions He said the jury would be told the story of a meeting in Hollywood at which it was decided that when the present American Government is overthrown, Henry Find and other prominent industrialists would be given a chance "to join the party” or be shot. (YOU LOOK Ali RIGHT TD ME/\ (NOW CO OVER TO SEE DRSIMThA HE'S A 6RAND rtLLCW M& A ) V FRtEND OF MINE —gmwKsmr— gPtCIAUOTKMLIS A From One Specialist to Another Germans' Activity Reported Growing At Channel Ports R. A. F. Hurls Increasing Numbers of Planes at Strategic Points By the Associated Press. LONDON, Aug. 5.—Increasing Nazi activity at French Channel ports, reported by British bombers return ing from raids deep into Germany, kept England on the alert today as tides and weather combined to offer Adolf Hitler more favorable condi tions for his long-promised blitz krieg. Authoritative sources indicated the Royal Air Force, attempting to smash any invasion before it could be launched, was hurling more and more planes into nightly attacks on German industrial centers, troop concentrations and Channel bases. Three Fighters Stot Deem. The Air Ministry reported, mean while, three Messerschmltt fighters were shot down this morning as Spitfire pilots continued to carry the war into the Nazi camp. Two of the Messerschmitts were shot down on the far side of the English Channel, within range of German anti-aircraft guns, by a squadron of nine Spitfires, the Air Ministry said. “Almost at the same time another Spitfire squadron shot down a third Messerschmltt 109 fighter on the English side of the Channel," an offi cial description of the battle added. The British reported the loss of one plane. one seen to Hit set. ‘It was 4 miles north of Calais that the first squadron of Spitfires met the enemy,” the account said. “There were five of the enemy pa trolling, as they thought, in com fortable security. “The squadron leader began the attack. He fired a burst into one of the Messerschmitts as it dived to escape. He saw it hit the sea. So did a fellow pilot. "Then he fired two long bursts at another Messerschmitt which was trying to get its own fire back on one of the Spitfires. “Smoke poured from the Messer schmittt. but in the middle of the action it was impossible to follow it down, so it is not claimed as a certain casualty. Caught in Stall Turn. “A sergeant pilot caught yet an other Messerschmitt as it was doing a stall turn. This, too, crashed into the sea. “Meantime another British pilot was hard on the tail of an enemy fighter which at an early stage had made a dash for the French coast. Fragments were seen breaking off its port wing and the enemy fell away toward France. It must have had difficulty in making a safe landing.” The Air Ministry said the same squadron leader in today’s battle "did well” in the Dover air clash July 29, when he accounted for one Nazi bomber and one fighter Some 20 German planes were en gaged in the scrap on this side of the Channel, in which one Nazi craft was downed. The British pilots said that within four minutes they had cleared tnfe skies of Germans. Home Guard Gets New Officers. “Germany is <out for a bigger headache than she has yet suffered.” one spokesman predicted grimly. The • government, meanwhile, moved to strengthen Britain’s de fenses by placing the Home Guard now 1,500,000 strong—under new leadership, replacing with younger officers a handful of elderly generals (See LONDON, Page A-4.) Britain and Exiled Poles In Accord to Fight On Bv thy Associated Press. LONDON. Aug. 5.—A military agreement between Britain and the Polish government in exile, reaffirm ing a determination to fight to the finish against Germany, was signed today at 10 Downing Street. The agreement was signed by Prime Minister Churchill and Foreign Minister Lord Halifax for Britain and by Gen. Wladyslaw Sikorskl. Premier and Minister of Military Affairs, for the Polish gov ernment. It provides for the organization and employment of Polish forces under British command and grants British credits to finance the cost of maintaining the Polish troops. Dr. Cook, Arctic Explorer, Dies After Long Illness Claim to Discovery < Of Pole Discredited In Fight With Peary Bj the Associated Press NEW ROCHELLE, N. Y.. Aug. 5. —Dr. Frederick A. Cook, 77-year old explorer, whose claims to discov ery of the North Pole precipitated an early 20th-century world-wide controversy, died today after a long illness. Stricken three months ago by a cerebral hemorrhage, the aged ad venturer of the Arctic never fully recovered, and was taker, again to the hospital 10 days ago. Dr. Cook came into international prominence in September, 1909, through his announcement that he had discovered the North Pole, only to be shorn later of all the honors that had been heaped upon him be cause ef his claim to that achieve ment. Five days after Dr. Cook’s an nouncement, a similar one was made by Admiral Robert E. Peary. The two men gave tneir messages to the world while en route to civil ization from the north frigid zone. Dr. Cpok being on nis way to Den mark and Admiral Peary at Indian Harbor, Labrador. When they reached points whence it was pos DR. FREDERICK A. COOK. sible to give more details of their explorations. Dr. Cook claimed to nave discovered the pole on April 21, 1908, one year and five months before he had sent out his first mes sage. Admiral Peary announced that his discovery of the pole was made on April 6, 1909, just five months (See COOK, Page A-10.) Roosevelt Names Forrestal as Navy Undersecretary New Yorker Has Served Month as President's Administrative Aide Jagies V. Forrestal of New York today was nominated for the newly created post of Undersecretary of the Navy. President Roosevelt selected Mr. Forrestal for the job after he had served here about a month as an administrative assistant to the President. Mr. Forrestal is a former president of Dillon, Reed & Co., New York international bankers. The undersecretaryship was cre sted in an act of Congress approved June 30, which authorized the Presi dent to fill such a post in times of national emergency. In his role as administrative as sistant to the President, Mr. Por restal has served as a liaison man in financial matters. There was no specific definition of his duties, but it is assumed he aided with the national defense program and possibly served also in connec tion with the all-American trade program. He was appointed to the position of administrative assistant on June 33. Willkie Gets Advice Of Governors on Farm Problems Nominee Sees G. 0. P. Victory in Iowa as Conference Opens By J. A OLEARY. Star Staff Correspondent. DES MOINES. Iowa, Aug. 5.— Wendell L. Willkie joined today with Gov. George G. Wilson of Iowa in predicting the Republican ticket will carry this State in November as the nominee sought the views of agricultural leaders before drafting the farm section of his acceptance speech. While pictures of the group were being snapped at the Statehouse this morning Gov. Wilson extended this greeting: “We welcome you to Iowa, Mr. Willkie, the greatest agricultural State in all the world. We know of your interest in agriculture. We know that you are going to help us. We know that we are going to carry this tSate for you this fall.” “I know you will carry Iowa this fall for the Republican ticket," Mr. Willkie responded and added: “I am very happy to be here and to sit down to a conference with a bunch of men who are so vitally interested in the problems of agriculture. This is my type of country. These are my kind of people. I want to talk (See WILLKIE. Page A-10.) Summary of Today's Star Page. 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Page B-15 twinning Contract PageB-15 Sumners to See King on Strategy For Suffrage Meeting to Decide ,On Senate Hearings Is Postponed BACKGROUND— Platform adopted in Democratic platform favoring District suf frage was followed by House Ju diciary Committee approval of Sumners resolution for a consti tutional amendment empowering Congress to grant District na tional represention and to dele gate legislative power to a local government. Committee limited proposed congressional power by amending resolution to make permissive representation in House, instead of Congress, thus preventing representation in Sen ate. Original Sumners resolution introduced in Senate by Chair man King of Senate District Committee. Chairman Sumners of the House Judiciary Committee announced to. day he planned to hold a confer ence with Chairman King of a spe cial subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee to map out a plan of strategy for expediting con gressional action on resolutions pro viding a constitutional amendment empowering Congress to grant na tional representation to the District. Representative Sumners said Sen ator King suggested a conference and he agreed to arrange a meeting later in the day. In view of this development, the Senate Judiciary Committee, it was learned, will delay a meeting Sen ator King arranged to call today to decide whether to begin public hear ings immediately on the King reso lution to wait until the House completes action on the plan to franchise the people here in accord ance with the revised Sumners reso lution, which in its present form would empower Congress to grant District residents representation in the House only, rather than in both houses of Congress. Duplication of Original Resolution. The King resolution is a dupli cate of the Sumners resolution, as originally introduced, which by con stitutional amendment would giva Congress the power to grant the people of the District the privilege of voting for President and Vice President and electing their own representatives in both the House and Senate. * At the same time Chairman Sum ners delayed his plans to confer with Chairman Sabath of the House Rules Committee to request a spe cial meeting of that committee to give his resolution a privileged status in the House so it can be' acted on without delay. Representative Sumners said he probably would be too busy today to confer with Representative Sabath, but indicated he might do so tomorrow morning. Meanwhile. Chairman Randolph of the House District Committee re vealed he already had started a poll of members of his committee to as certain if they believe action should be taken at this time on a bill pro viding self-government for the Dis trict. He expects to complete the poll early this afternoon. Representative Randolph, who has long supported the move for both national representation and local suffrage, declared he would drop the self-government legislation tempo rarily if it is the wish of a majority of his committee and concentrate his efforts to get favorable House and Senate action on the Sumners resolution. He also said he would support a move in the House to restore to the Sumners resolution the provision (See”SUFFRAGE, Page A-2.) Roosevelt Will See Havana Parley Leaders By tbe Associated Press. * HYDE PARK, N. Y.. Aug. 5.—The chairmen of the delegations of sev eral American republics to the recent Pan-American conference at Havana will be luncheon guests of President Roosevelt tomorrow. White House officials said the luncheon would be entirely a social affair, but even informal talk would give Mr. Roosevelt an opportunity to strengthen the bonds of continental solidarity which were formed at Havana. The number and names of those who will be present were not re leased. No high officials from Wash ington were Invited and the various chairmen were to be brought here by George T. Summerlin, the State Department's chief of protocol. Spending a second quiet day at his family home, the President was saddened by the death during the night of an old boyhood friend, James Albert Wigg, the Hyde Park postmaster. Their friendship was established when Mr. Roosevelt was a youngster of 8 and began taking the family horses to the blacksmith shop of "Bert” Wigg’s father. 76 Perish in Sinking Of Chilean Steamer By the Associated Press. SANTIAGO, Chile, Aug. 5.—'The Ministry of Interior announced to day that 76 persons perished when the 786-ton steamer Moraleda, owned by the Chilean 8tate Rail ways, sank north of Faraway Island in the Straits of Magellan. Earthquake Recorded Here By th* Associated Pres*. An earthquake occurring about 4,600 miles from Washington, In an undetermined direction, was record ed today by the seismograph of Georgetown University. The quake began at 3:30:37 am., reached Its maximum motion at 4 o’clock and ended at 4:45.