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'Torpedo' Price Rule, Vinson Declares ' Prohibition of the use of Federal funds to subsidize the production oi -distribution of food to hold down prices would torpedo the stabiliza tion policy as effectively' as any •JJ-boat ever torpedoed a Liberty whip, Fred M. Vinson, director of the Office of Economic Stabilization told la Nation-wide radio audience last night. - Speaking on The Star's radio Jorum, presented in conjunction Vith the Washington Board of Trade's first autumn meeting at the Willard Hotel, Mr. Vinson told his listeners there is only one real alter native to food subsidies—higher prices. Unless checked, he said, they will result in other rising costs until the "familiar spiral will be set in motion and inflation will be upon ■us.” Declaring that a good job had been done and is now being done in various fields to hold down the cost of living, the speaker assailed a bill reported out by the Banking and Currency Committee of the House which would block the use of Fed eral money for subsidies. Admits Living Cost Rise. Admitting the cost of living last May was 6.2 per cent above the pre scribed level of September 15, 1942, Mr. Vinson blamed food controls. Four-fifths of the Increase between September and May was due to the failure to control effectively the prices for food, he said, pointing out that these prices soared by almost 13 per cent in that period. The Government had the high cost of living on the run through subsidies to farmers, processors and distributors of meat and butter, and through a simple dollars-and-cents ceilings established on most food Items, Mr. Vinson said, but the Wol cott amendment to the commodity credit corporation bill would abruptly terminate at the end of this year all subsidies now in effect, and knock the entire structure into a cocked hat. Alluding to the fact that subsi dies on peanuts and cottonseed and other domestic vegetable oils were exempted bv the proposed amend ment, the former Kentucky repre sentative charged it was ' an obvi ous political concession by those who rest their case against sub sides on the high ground of prin ciple." Adoption Seen Disastrous. The immediate, disastrous conse quences if the amendment is adopted, he warned, will be Increases of a penny for a loaf of bread, of 5 cents a pound for butter, 1 cent a quart for milk, 10 per cent in the cost of bacon, beef, pork chops, ham and hamburger: 25 per cent in the price of canned vegetables. 4 cents a pound for American cheese. 1 cent a pound for sugar and 2 to 3 cents a pound for potatoes. The overall effect, he said, would I be an immediate increase of 4 to 6 per cent if the existing or imme diately contemplated programs were terminated. Rising prices would be reflected in rising costs for other commodities, he declared, "and the increases which this proposal would require would only be.. the spark which might start a sweeping fire of inflation” Although the need for maximum food production is greater than it ever has been in the Nation's his tory and the War Food Adminis tration has planned the necessary production, the Senate bill would defeat this aim because it would prevent the CCC from assuming' any losses If the market fell below the prices guaranteed, Mr. Vinson said. War Board Praised. He asserted that those who think "we can let food prices go up and at the same time hold wages at their present levels are living in a dream world." He complimented the National War Labor Board for a "tremendously effective job in sta bilizing wage rates." but added its effectiveness would depend in a large measure upon our ability to hold down food prices. As an illustration of this he re ferred to the board's recent denial of shipyard workers' plea for higher wages. The employes contended the Government had failed to control living costs and demanded that the board abandon the "Little Steel" formula. The board's action, he said, was based on the opinion that the policy should not be abandoned but that it should be held to. w'hile giving particular attention to better con trol of the cost of food. Its wage stabilization program depended on prompt carrying forward of an nounced policies of the administra tion affecting the cost of food. Sudsidies are not new to this country, Mi. Vinson said, stating that funds from the Federal Treas ury had been used to help develop the Nation. "The biggest, subsidy of them all. the tariff, was enacted by our first Congress,” he said. He recalled that ocean-going mail was subsidized to the tune of $20,000,000 as early as 1891 and that agriculture, transportation and industries of most kinds had. at some stage of their growth, received help from the Treasury. Subsidies Less Costly. Subsidies, he argued, are actually Jess costly than higher prices and rot only to the economy but to the taxpayer as well. While the Gov ernment is spending $100,000,000,000 for war purposes he said, higher prices will send that amount soar ing, while food subsidies actually save the Treasury $5 for every dol lar paid out. Mr. Vinson also approved addi tional taxes as another weapon in the fight on inflation, but warned that our fundamental policy of an equitable distribution of available food, clothing and other goods is seriously threatened by the pressure of too many "loose and eager dollars.” He reminded his listeners that While taxpayers were making sac rifices on the home front they were rot comparable to those made by the men on the fighting front. "In my opinion, our folks do not want luxuries, baubles and second hoioings of dessert while reading of S&taans, Dieppes and Salernos Which lie ahead.'’ Mtirder Charge Filed OGDEN, Utah. Oct. 21 up).—Jo seph Oliver'Moss, 40, Tooele. Utah, painter, was charged with first degree murder yesterday, accused of Staying Mrs. Dorothea Cramer. 34. native of Madison. Wis., whose bat tered body was found in an Ogden hdtel room Monday. Mr*. Cramer was the wife of am Army private Stationed at Wendover, Utah. BOARD OF TRADE SPEAKERS—William R. Johnson (left), missionary from China, and Fred M. Vinson, economic stabilization director (center!, are shown with Granville Gude, president of the Washington Board of Trade, at last night’s meeting of the organization. Mr. Vinson’s speech was broadcast over the Blue Network as a feature of the National Radio Forum, sponsored by The Star and the network. Mr. Johnson described conditions in war-torn China. —Star Staff Photo. Military Advisers Join Tri-Partite Sessions; Western Attack Hinted By HENRY C. CASSIDY, Associated Press War Correspondent. MOSCOW, Oct. 21.—The tri partite conference dug Into its i agenda in a harmonious four hour session yesterday, and the presence of American and Brit ish military advisers suggested that a land attack on Western Europe might have been a topic. Although all official representa tives stuck to the rule that nothing about the actual conversations can ;be made public until the conclusion of the conference, they relaxed suf ficiently to say that a cordial at mosphere prevailed throughout the ! second formal meeting. Aides participating in the talks will change at. the various problems wherein they are experts come be fore the conferees. The call yester day to United State* Mai. Gen. John R. Deane and British Lt. Gen. Sir Hastings Ismay to enter the closed meeting room left little doubt that i the main topic on the agenda worked out the day before was mili tary. Kharkov Captor Called. Gen. Deane has been attached to the United States Army Chief of Staff's office and Gen. Ismay is from the office of the British War Cabi net. As their Soviet counterpart, the Russian delegation called to the council rooms a high Red Army gen-( eral, Col. Gen. Filip I. Golikov, com mander of the forces which cap tured Kharkov and head of a Soviet, j military mission to the United States in 1941. The Soviet press insisted before the conference opened that closer military co-operation must precede any improvement in political and economic co-ordination of the three great powers—the United States, Russia and Britain. In an editorial entitled “Chief Task of the Moment." “the Moscow News, an English-language news , paper, yesterday declared that “If the Hitlerite army has not yet been ' defeated it is only because there is not yet a second front in the • west. ■ — ** Smiwi Follews Luncheon. Yesterday’s conferees for the United States were Secretary of State Hull,! Ambassador W. Averell Harriman and Gen. Deane: for Britain. For lgn Secretary Anthony Eden. Gen. Ismay and William Strang, as sistant undersecretary for foreign affairs, and for Russia, Foreign Commissar Vyacheslav Molotov. Gen. Golikov and Maxim XJtvlnofl. former Ambassador to Washington.’ The session oppned at 5:45 p.m after a prolonged formal luncheon given by Mr. Molotov and ended at 9:45. The rule of secrecy on the nature of the conversations was attributed by a spokesman to the fact that the foreign representatives of the three nations are "working on big prob lems which will shape our world and there is no reason to let the enemy know what we are doing.” Many of the conference decisions, it is understood, may become effec tive as soon as ratified by the re-’ spective governments, but others may go before another meeting of high leaders of the three nations. Pimlico Entries ___ iTrack fist 1 FIRST RACE—Purse. S1.200: claiming "-year-olds and up: A furlongs d xG 11 t M alee ItipLord pan 114 John s Teddy 114 xSir Talbot 11.3 e xLady Calvert lOfiaxDinna Care inn d Atom Sm'sher 118c Queens Sho* lit Ai.so eligible: e xSecond Love 1 OB Captain Ban 1 14Bell Soma 111 a xSally Lunn lOBNoidmann 114 xJack Wilson 1 13c Blicky Boy. US a Stephens and Adams entry c Huntzinger and Blick entry, d Lyon ar.d Straus entry, e Rtpgs and Bryson entry. SECOND RACE -Purse. *1.2(10: claim ing '.’-year-olds 8 furlongs Leo McLaughlin 111 Little Bunny tin xCol Horkweld 1 (|5 Our Damsel 11" xApneal Agent 110 Saury Song 110 Black Africa 113 Also eligible a Anne Again in: Suattna 103 xHair Cut 104 Roy J.y lo« Trast 10B Felt Hat 1 Op Rene s Polly 10: Free Dutch __ 11.3 a Gay Brigadier 113 a Vaughan and Stanley entry. THIRD RACE—Purse. *1200: steeple chase. claiming: 3-year-olds and up: 2 miles. 5P?Ja-Quaa' 142 aWhoReigh 141 Field Fare . 143 a Similar. ... 141 Emmas Pet __ 143 cRollo 1 JS.i Pico Blanco 2d ISO Bagpipe 141 cDundrillin 141 Nat 1 Anthem 160 aT. T Mott entry cRokeby Stables and Skinner entry. FOURTH RACE—Puree. $1,200; claim ing. 4-year-olds and up; 1A miles. Scarcamer 11:1 add River llv xPurpon 113 xcMighulv ins xWesley A 10* eTony Steel 113 xCny Judge ... Jlo Also eligible; Residue 113 Wondbuck 113 Town Hall 113 Paihflnder 12u Well AUright 113 Haxel W 11 it aSaxonian 11.3 xJohn's Buddy 10R xRose Anita 105 aMoore and Young entry. cLeonard and Gilbert entry. FIFTH RACE—Purse. $2,000; S-year olds: 0 furlongs. Scot s Bill 117 Sabu 113 High Fashion 114 Bell Song .114 By Jimminy 120 Lady Gremlin 114 Dustman .117 All Bright .117 i'.im — 117 Also eligible: lEdemgee .... 117 a Are's Girl 110 Nibby Jock__ 117 a Liseusette _110 Leavenworth 117 a J. W. Stanley entry. „ SIXTH RACE—Puree. $1,200; claiming; 3-yeaf-olds: 1miles. Discmont 103 Freespender _ 107 Miss Kalola _ 10* Canto Gallo _100 War Shy 117 xElmo Grier._ 104 xCherry Crush 113 Tack Room 112 \Dehigh . . 105 Also eligible: More Stings 112 Procla inp xSenate .... 115 Sir Carrol_ 104 Cobeggo _110 SEVENTH RACE—Grade C: purae $2.5o«>: 3-year-old fillies: 0 lurlongs. Miss Gosling 100 Gallant Witch 10!) Nellie Mow lee. 10* Fed .. .11* Tellmenow_115 Can Time. _ ion Adroit - 115 xOpera Singer 104 Even Stitch 115 Cregm _ . 100 EIGHTH RACE—Purse, $2,500: 2-year olds; mile and 70 yards. Plucky Raider 111 Clanaman _114 gQulck Draw.. 114 Smolensko 114 aBlue Wings— 114 Me Chare _105 Tagel -ill Blgrk Gan*-114 Larky Day. 117 A Sweep_ 114 aOreer and Jack eon an try. xAPprantlee gllewanog. Post time, 12 noon. 3 Conscientious Objectors To Draft Get Jail Terms By the Associated Press. BALTIMORE, Oct. 21—Three young men who told a Federal judge their violation of the Selective Serv ice Act was due to their religious beliefs were sentenced yesterday to four years each in prison. The youths, two of them brothers, were Henry Calvin Sparks. 18, and Joseph Milton Sparks, jr., 20. of near Marriottsville. and John Nathan Fraley. 26. of Dernwood. Mont gomery County. All were accused of failing to report for induction. Fraley had been classified as a conscientious objector, but was charged with violating the draft law by failing to report as directed. The youngest of the three. Henry Sparks, answered every question put to him by Judge William C. Coleman by reading one or more passages from the Bible. The men described themselves as members of a religious sect. Stimson Acts to Use War Prisoners Here In Essential Labor By the Associated Presa. With more than 140.000 prisoners of war now held in permanent camps in this country. Secretary of War Stimson announced today steps were being taken to divert this man power where it is needed to perform essential labor. Approximately one-fourth of the prisoners are used by the Army for maintenance labor at military posts and about 10 per cent are employed on work primarily for the benefit of the pgsoners themselves—main tenance of their own compounds, cooking, tailoring and duties as hos pital attendants and canteen clerks within the compounds. How many of the others have bejen employed a* cojjyact labor. Mr. Stimson did not "disclose, but his pfess.conference statement re ported some of the types of work they have performed-^-recon-st ruc tion of automotive equipment from old machines and parts, labor in brick plants, land clearing projects, canning plants, dry cleaning plants, construction of reservoirs for city w'ater supply and water power, and harvesting fruit, tomatoes, potatoes, peanuts, cotton, sugar beets and corn in such widely separated States as Georgia, Colorado, Texas and New' York. Mr. Stimson said the ratio of Ger mans to Italians w>as about three to one. Only a few of the prisoners in this country have escaped, he said—"an infinitesimal percentage" —and all were recaptured within a few hours. Pimlico Results FIRST RACE—Pur*e *1 200 claiming 4-year-old* and up. 1 mile* Lochnes* <Breen» 22 Po 11 oO 4.70 Displayer ‘Jema** 3 5‘* 2 6m Conquer (Kirkland) 3 50 Time— 1 :4M* Also ran—Westnesia. Golden Mowiee. Foot Soldier. Le: Ilima. Second Thought. Great Step, Balloter. Newfoundland. Iron Bar. SECOND RACE—Purse. *1.200; claim ing: 3-year-olds-: 6 furlong* Sparker ‘Arduini* 10 40 5 40 3.60 Bulrushes ‘Kirkland* 7.70 5.10 Winning Smile ‘Keiper) 3 10 Time. 1 15 Also ran—Wayuma. Queen Mintadore. Oak Queen. Gold Tint. Ship Signal. Miehael Orin. Maldnra Deptl Cheater (Danly Double Pair $126 40.) THIRD RACE—Purse. $1,500: steeple-' chase; 3-year-olda and up: 2 miles Bavarian ‘Harrison* 3.60 3.10 2 *0 Lancastrian ‘Mareanl) 4 60 3 50 Raylwn (Owen* 3 30 Time. 3.66*8 Also ran—St. Patrick’s Day Himmel. Chaloner Message on Subsidies Held Up lor Revision; Battle Lines Drawn Bt th# A*«oci»t»d Pr»»«. !- All the elements prevail today for renewal of the battle between the administration and the con gressional farm bloc over Gov ernment use of subsidies to keep down food costs. Farm organization leaders, on the sidelines, contend, however, that a showdown could be avoided by com promise. Whether the issue is to be joined again may depend largely on the tone and contents of a message President Roosevelt soon will send to Congress asking that the War Food Administration be given the signal to proceed with subsidies. The message was expected to be dis patched to Capitol Hill today, but was held up for some revisions. A stern message sharply criticizing opponents of food subsidies—and re ports coming from the White House say that preliminary drafts were of that character—would in all likeli hood touch off another fight such as was waged last summer Then. Con gress passed legislation banning sub sidies. but was unable to override a presidential veto. O'Neal. Goss Fight Subsidies. Veteran farm organization leaders iike President Edward A. O'Neal of the American Farm Bureau Federa tion and Master Albert S. Goss of the National Grange, unrelenting opponents of what they term con sumer subsidies, say they would like to get together with the administra tion on a farm-food program which would gradually do away with such financial supports. Both Mr. O'Neal and Mr. Goss expressed belief that a compromise could be reached if the White House would give War Food Administrator Marvin Jones some leeway in meet ing the position of the anti-subsidy bloc. They indicated, however, that they were ready to go to bat on the issue If the President s message insists on continuation of the present program. “Frankly, I think the administra tion Is more worried than we are,” said Mr. O'Neal. Vinson Broadcasts. Economic Stabilization Director Vinson, in The Evening Star s Radio Forum last night, expressed the view- that any ban on food subsidies would “torpedo the Government's stabilization policy as effectively as any U-boat ever torpedoed a Lib erty ship." i Forum story on page A-2.1 The medium for the subsidy fight is a request of the Commodity Cred it Corp.—the banking agency for the War Food Administration — for $500,000,000 additional funds and au thority to use that and an equal amount it now holds to finance the 1944 farm program calling for the largest output of food in history. Some of the money could be used to support farm prices at levels above ceilings established by the Office of Price Administration. Commodi ties so affected would be bought by the CCC and resold to processors and distributors at prices in line with ceilings. Industry Expands With the establishment of a new tannery in Bellfast, it Is officially polntde out that Northern Ireland industry has greatly expanded in the last few years as a result of the arrival of many continental refu gees who were prominent industrial ists in their own countries. Chartered by |* Congress 1867 THF RANK WITH THF CLOCK TOW F* DIAGONAL L Y ACROSS FRO M THE LSITED STATES T * I A S U * IVhafs ? Special about a SPECIAL CHECKING ACCOUNT? 1. No Minimum Balance Required 2. No Monthly Service Charge As no minimum balance is required. Special Checking Accounts may be opened with any convenient amount. Instead of regular monthly service charge, you pay $2 for book of 20 checks, control the cost yourself. Check Books symbolize Order in financial matters. Pay bills by check in the comfort and privacy of your home. Multiply your efficiency with a Special Checking Ac count. You can open one here in a few moments. National Savings/Trust Company BRUCE BAIRD, Prtndtnt 15th STREET AND NEW YORK AVENUE, N. W. Campkat Banking and Tnut Stnitr Limited Suffrage Bill For District Assailed In Trade Board Report Declaring that representation In Congress was the only solution to the complex problem of munici pal government for the District, the Washington Board of Trades Law *nd Legislative Committee last night brought in a report disapproving a measure now before the Senate that would grant ordinance-making pow ers to the District Commissioners. Carefully reviewing the proposed measure, the committee reported that the present form of commission government generally had worked well and that matters relating to the local government were so closely allied and interwoven with those relating to the Federal Government it was doubted whether Congress would grant the District full con trol over the affairs of the District such as is found in other munici palities. The framework of the measure, the committee reported, was such that complete autonomy could not jbe given Washington residents. Congreas to Control Funds. The committee, headed by Joseph C. McGarraghv, pointed out that provisions of the proposed bill did not clearly distinguish between the legislative power retained by [Congress and the ordinance-making power of the commission. Any law ordinance or regulation promulgated by the Commissioners would have to ire approved by the chairmen of both the House and Senate District Com mittees. constituting complete veto power of any act of the Commis sioners. Thus, the Commissioners could legislate entirely to the wishes of their constituents, yet be thwarted by the power held by the District Committee chairmen. And even though such legislation might be ap proved originally, overriding legisla tion could be enacted by Congress at any time. Another point the committee em phasized was that District funds would not be controlled by the Commissioners but by Congress. It doubted whether Congress would relinquish its exclusive power over these funds and added that it "is axiomatic that coritrol of the purse strings is a most important factor in any government." City Manager Setup Hit. I The committee also hit the pro posal to entrust the administration ! of local affairs to a city manager, appointed by the Commissioners with the approval of the Senate, declaring such a move would not bring the Government closer to the people. In advocating Congressional rep resentation for District residents, [the committee maintained that many residents with voting resi dence in their respective States would not "be willing to surrender those valuable rights for the right i to vote for a Commissioner on a Board of Commissioners of the Dis trict of Columbia having such lim ited power and significance. There fore. it is believed that a vote such as proposed in the bill, without na tional representation, would not be representative and would be fraught with evil.” While recording itsplf in opposi tion to the bill the committee also , indicated its willingness to aid Con gress in working out a just and feasible plan to give Washington ians control of local affairs, but not at the cost of foregoing the right to a voice in Congress. Capacity Crowd There. The report was read at the or ganization's first autumn meeting, which attracted a capacity crowd to the Willard Hotel's main ballroom. John A. Reilly, chairman of the Third War Loan drive, told the audience a fourth drive is due in January and that unless the pessi mistic attitude of too many cam paigns is dispelled the Government may invoke a compulsory savings program to finance the war. He praised the board for its role in putting the recent drive over the top and urged the members to even greater efforts in the forthcoming campaign. Other speakers were Capt. T. G Cassell, who talked about the paper salvage program: A G. Neal, who discussed the Potomac Electric Power Co.’s role in the fuel conser vation program, and William R. Johnson, a missionary to China for -.... D. C. YOUTH SMILES AFTER SUCCESSFUL MISSION^StafT Sergt. Caspar J. Chirieleison, 31, of 808 Upshur street N.W. (third from left, bottom row* joins members of a B-24 Liberator bomber of the U. S. 14th Air Force based in China in waist gun hatch after a successful raid on Jap installations. Crew mem bers of these Liberators are known as "Liberators of China.” Sergt. Chirieleison s sister, Mrs. Nick Cicala of Washington, said he wrote last summer that the plane had 22 Jap fighters to its credit. The entire crew w'as awarded the Air Medal. At extreme right, back row. is Sergt. Arthur J. Benko, Bisbee. Ariz., credited with shooting down seven Zeros on a single mission. —A. P. Photo. Colleague Booms Wadsworth For Presidential Nomination E* ’hf Associated Pre**. Representative Wadsworth of New York, a former Senator, was pro posed for the 1944 Republican presi dential nomination today by an-: other long-term Representative. Charles A. Eaton, Republican, o! New Jersey. "He is probably the most influ ential member of the House of Rep resentatives." said Mr. Eaton, who campaigned for Wendell L. Willkie in 1940. The 75-year-old Mr Eaton, now in his 20th year in the House, ex pressed his choice for next year in an Interview. i Mr. Wadsworth. Informed that n - Randolph Drafts Bill On District Boundary Chairman Randolph of the House District Committee Is preparing to introduce a new District boundary bill granting authority to the United States to accept from the State of Virginia more than "concurrent jurisdiction" over areas owned across the river by the Federal Govern ment. The Virginia Legislature passed an act to become effective when Con gress enacts a law settling the old Virginia-District boundary dispute. That Virginia art would authorize the Governor and attorney general of the State to grant to the United States more than concurrent juris diction over Federal-owned proper ties. Attorney General Biddle draft ed a new section to a bill now pend ing in Congress. The new section accepts the Vir ginia proposal for broader author ity. which will especially facilitate law enforcement in those areas -po liced by the Federal Government. Properties in the area Include the Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, the National Capital Airport and the Pentagon. Congress in Brief Ey th» Associated Pres*. Senate: Takes up routine business. Foreign Relations Committee con siders postwar resolution. House: Continues debate on repeal of Chinese exclusion laws. 37 years, who spoke on behalf of the Community War Fund drive Mr. Johnson declared that be tween 12.000.000 and 15.000.000 Chi nese are doomed to die of starvation this year and that the death rate of 50.000.000 annually will continue to increase and multiply until we get enough material and men in China to clean out the Japanese. colleague wanted him to be the nominee, said, "I appreciate the compliment, but I can’t take that seriously." Mr. Wadsworth has been consid ered for the presidency and vice presidency on Republican tickets be fore, but nothing came of it. He co-authored the present draft bill, having had experience with similar legislation as chairman of the Senate Military Affairs Com mittee during the World War. He served two Senate terms, from 1914 to 1926, but was defeated for re election in 1926 when another Re publican entered the race on a dry platform and split the vote. Mr. Wadsworth, a strong antiprohibi tionist, was elected to the House in 1932. Looking back over the New Yorkers record today, Mr. Eaton said: “Jim Wadsworth has never re ceived the general appreciation of the people of this country of which he is worthy. He is a profound stu dent of government and inter national relations and all the social problems we have to face He has courage and intelligence and experi ence to a unique degree I doubt if there is a man in public life today with a profounder understanding of the tremendous problems, and issues now facing the people." Last 2 Days (Friday & Saturday) TO CONSULT MRS. RENEE PORTER Rite-Form Corset Stylist Every woman wants a lovely figure —large ladies, included. That s where "Rite-Form" and its famous slenderizing inner-belt can help. Because this concealed belt is ex tra long, it gives correct abdomi nal support. Result? Bust, hips and thighs immediately conform to its gentle but firm controlling power. So—if your figure is larger than overage—do come in and profit by Mrs. Porter's advice. Rite-Form Girdles, 5.95 to 12.50 Rite-Form All-In Ones, 5.95 to 15.00 Corsets, Third Floor T/w Hec/J t STRUT 7* STRUT , STRICT iirlwiKS SHOP THURSDAY 12:30 TO 9 P.M. Visitation Day Plans Discussed at Baptist Breakfast Seminar Dr. Roland Q. Leavell, director of the current city-wide Baptist evan legist campaign, led pastors and vis iting evangelists today at the break fast seminar at the YWCA, 614 E street N.W., in a discussion of plans for the visitation program on Sun day. Dr. Leavell, who also spoke oa "The Pastor's Job as a Sales Man ager in His Own Church," said th» pastors will endeavor to reach all Baptist church members in their communities. The Rev. James P. Rodgers, chair man of the Steering Committee, an nounced that more than 5,000 per sons attended special services in the ■ 29 Washington area Baptists .churches last night. He said this makes an estimated 35.000 persons who have come to these services since the drive began Sunday. Dr. Rodgers also stated that 37 new Baptist church members were re ceived yesterday. Dr. W. W. Ayer of the New York Calvary Baptist Church spoke over WWDC today on "Evangelism.” He j will address the breakfast seminar | tomorrow. Dr. Clarence Jordan of ; Americas. Ga . discussed the spiritual law's in a broadcast today over WRC. The pastors and visitors toured Washington Cathedral, under the guidance of Howard Reese, secretary of the Baptist Student Union, after the breakfast seminar. Bill Introduced to Allow Admiral Byrd's Pay Raise By the Associated Press. A bill to eliminate a legal barrier preventing Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd from getting a pav raise was received yesterday bv the Senate Naval Affairs Committee. Introduced by Senator Brewster, Republican, of Maine, the bill pro vides that the explorer shall receive the pay of a rear admiral of the upper half, rather than that of rear admiral of the lower half. The lower grade has a base pav of $6,000 annually, the tipper $8,000. It was by a special act of Con gress m 1930 that Admiral Bvrd re ceived the rank of admiral, on the retired list, in recognition of his explorations. Previously he had held the rank of commander. Under existing statues a rear admiral on the retired list, returning to active service, cannot receive an increase in pay. except by a special act of Congress. The new legislation Is intended a$ a reward and recognition for Ad miral Byrd's present services, sain Senator Brewster, who observed that the naval officer currently is on active duty and has seen service in the South Pacific. Drought Kills Cattle Drought in Mexico this year kilipd 156.000 head of food cattle in tended for shipment to the United States EUGENE C. 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