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Bismarck Casting Heavy Vote ■l’ i Southern Cross Lands Safely at Harbor Grace FLYERS ARELOST IN FOG RUT RADIO POINTS THEIR WAY Kingsford-Smith and Compan- ions Will Continue to New LEADER COMMENTS BRIEFLY ‘Only for Wonderful Wireless We Would Never Have Been Able to Land/ He Says Harbor Grace, N. F., June 25.— (JP) — The airplane Southern Cross landed here early today after spanning the Atlantic ocean from Ireland and the flyers immediately made plans for flying to New York, then to San Captain’s Fiancee Overjoyed at News Melbourne, Australia, June 25. — UP) —Captain Charles Kingsford Smith’s pretty fiancee, Mary Powell, was the happiest girl in Australia today. She had faced bravely the difficult task of wait ing for news of the safe arrival in America of the Southern Cross. “Isn’t it wonderful,” she ex claimed. “My mother insisted that I spend last evening playing bridge to keep me from worrying,” she said with real British cheerful ness. “Oh, but what terrible things I did at bridge.” Waiting for the flight to start, she added had been almost as hard as wait, ing for it to end. _ Francisco. Such a flight would vir tually complete an around-the-world flight for the Southern Cross, which previously had been flown from San ftwncisco to Australia and Eughmd. The plane will leave at daybreak tomorrow for New York. The flyers experienced almost per fect weather until they approached the Newfoundland coast, when the (Continued on page three) ONE IS KILLED IN NEBRASKA TORNADO vi Several Other Persons Injured, Some Seriously; Damages Estimated at SIOO,OOO Lexington, Neb., June 25.— (JP) —A tornado that lashed the foothills south of the Platte river between Gothenberg and Lexington last night killed one person, injured several oth ers, and caused property damage esti mated in excess of SIOO,OOO. Henry Roper, 55 years old. was killed when the twister leveled the home of his son-in-law, Frank Phillippi, seven miles southwest of here. Miss Mildred Martin, 23, was in jured seriously when a chicken house In which she sought shelter crumbled upon her. Dr. J. H. Quinn was found uncon scious and suffering from perhaps fa tal injuries in the wreckage of his farm home near Gothenberg. His son and daughter-in-law and their two children escaped harm by hiding in the basement. The family of James Pickering, a farmer, were in their house when the tornado picked it up and dropped it in a creek 75 yards away. Ella Picker ing, 13 years old, was injured seri ously. Scores of farm buildings were de stroyed by the tornado, which first appeared four miles southwest of Gothenberg and finally disappeared southwest of Lexington. T 'V Paul Cook Is Defeated In Collegiate Tourney Paul T. Cook, Bismarck's golfing king, was eliminated in the first round of championship flight of the na- tional intercollegiate tournament over the Oakmont, Pa., Country club course this morning. The North Dakota state amateur champion, representing the North Dakota agricultural college in the meet, was beaten 5 up and four to play by Charles 8. Eaton, Harvard, in an 18 hole match, according to an Associated Press dispatoh. Phillips Finlay, Harvard, was the first college golfer to advance to the second round this morning, defeating another Harvard player, J. B. Bald win, 6 up and 4 to play. Fred Brand, Jr., Penn State, went Into the second round with a victory over Francis Beaupre, Notre Dame, 7 up and 6 to play. ‘Gty -of Chicago’ In Air 326 Hours Chicago. June 25.—(AV- Nearing the end of its second week in the air. the refueling endurance flight plane. “City of Chicago,” had been aloft 326 hours at 6:40 a. m., (CDT) today. North Dakota’s Oldest Newspaper York and San Francisco THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE Rotary’s Founder | ❖ ———<f Paul P. Harris Paul P. Harris, founder of Rotary In ternational, was the principal speak er at the International convention In Chicago yesterday. IW YORK POLICE ARREST YOUTH IN. MURDER MYSTERY Code With Legend Used by Slayer Found in Pockets of Suspect New York, June 25.—(A*) —A youth wearing a religious medal around his neck and whose pockets contained a code with the legend "3X,” purported signature of the maniac murderer of He said he was Clarence James Pratt, 21, of Chicago, lately a resident of Brooklyn. He told police he was going to ridf a freight train back to Chicago. Besides the code, police said Pratt had a picture of a skull and cross bones with two x’s and 9 marked on it, some letters, a picture of a girl and his fingerprints on paper in red ink. He' also wore a ring with a religious insignia on it. He was held as a vagrant in $2,500 bail. Police said Pratt admitted he had written a code message to a news paper, but claimed it was in defiance of the Queens murderer, whom he challenged to decipher it. Pratt said his code was one used since boyhood and decipherable by only one other person—Harry Johnson of Chicago. He said his father and brother, Jacques and Donald Pratt, live in Chi cago. The picture, he said, was of a girl acquaintance, formerly of Chicago but now living in lowa. Letters from Johnson and the girl’s mother advised him to be careful of his companions in New York. Pratt was a sailor on the U. S. 8. Maryland, he said, until two years ago. He said he had developed his photostatic copy of the code and pic ture of the skull and crossbones while working for a photo print company. Legge Approves of Benson County Plan Minnewaukan, N. D., June 25. — Receipt of word here today that Al exander Legge, chairman of the fed eral farm board, looked with favor on a plan of market control which has been promulgated by C. O. Lunde, Harlow farmer, cheered Ben son county wheat growers today. The Lunde plan, as wired to Legge by E. R. Cline, editor of the Benson County Farmers Press, is to have growers pledge to hold 20 per cent of their 1930 crop on the farms until well after market time. Legge replied to the plan by say ing that anything which would keep wheat on the farm until after the fall glutting would react to the benefit of growers. He also said he would write at length on his reaction to the Lunde plan. SHERIFF FOUND GUILTY Belby, S. D., June 25.—J. O. Elder, Dewey county sheriff, has been found jgpilty of astatut ory charge. He will be sentenced by Judge J. H. Bottom, Boy Scout Rests Alter Winning From Dangers of Mountain Peak ‘ Corona. Calif., June 25.—(A 5 ) —Har- old Johnson. 12-year-old Boy Bcout, rested at home today, proudly exhib iting the rattles of a snake, one of the many menaces to his life thwart ed by his skill during the four days he was lost among the snowy for bidding crags of Mount San Jacinto. While blanketed Indians, veteran mountaineers, fellow scouts and army aviators searched with little hope of finding the boy alive, Harold walked into the Snow Creek Fish Hatchery near Banning, Calif., yesterday and asked for food. A few hours later the scout was re united with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN HOMAN, ((.PIONEER BUSINESS MAN, SUCCUMBS Death, Though Unexpected, Fol- lowed Lingering Illness of More Than a Year HAD LIVED HERE SINCE 1884 Was Once City Treasurer and Legislator; Was Active in City's Affairs John Homan, 66, pioneer, business man, former city treasurer and mem ber of the legislature, died at 5:30 o'clock this morning. Arrangements for the funeral were awaiting the ar rival of a daughter from Minneapolis, today, before making definite plans. Although the death of Mr. Homan was unexpected he had been ailing a year and but a matter of a few weeks ago had shown symptoms of real illness which resulted in a short stay at a hospital. His ailment was of a lingering character. However, he was up and about and planning activities like work on his farm west of the capltol. Was Pennsylvania Native John Homan had been a resident of Bismarck since about 1884. He came here from Ohio, but had been born in Schuylkill Haven, Pa., Sep tember 22, 1863, his exact age being 66 years, nine months and three days. He had learned the baking trade in Philadelphia and after working for John Yegen and Austin Logan, he set up in that business here, first on Main avenue where French and Welch now are located, later on Fifth street where the American pool hall is operating, and then, after build ing the Homan building at 117 Fourth street, winding up his business career there. He retired some years ago. February 10, 1891, he married Mar garet Dolan, also of a pioneer family of Bismarck and a native of the state. He leaves her and two sons and two daughters. Harry Homan, of the rail way express administration here, Mrs. H. C. Doerr, wife of a Minneapolis druggist, Paul Homan, in the local Out office, «ad Florence Homan, at home. In Ohio several brothers and sis ters reside. These are Mrs. T. B. Weaver, Mrs. Ella Gohran and Fred Homan, Cleveland; Mrs. Charles Cas tor, Sterling; Jacob Homan, Rittman; Mrs. James Childs, Mrs. William Humphreys and Harry Homan, Perrysville. Noted As Fireman and Ball Player Mr. Homan was connected with many local activities in his time. Old timers like to tell of his fireman days. He was an athlete, excelling especial ly as a runner, and this ability he used to advantage not only as a star on the old Bismarck baseball team but as a member of the hose team of the old Pioneer Hose company. He won four medals as a hose coupler and was champion of the Northwest in that feat. He also was on the hose running team which won a gold med al—now in the historical museum— for running with a hose cart and put ting it in operation. There are many fading photographs scattered around the city of these old fire and baseball teams in which John Homan appears. Myron Hutchinson, who concluded a visit here on Tues day, and W. A. Falconer, city assessor, appear in the ball group, while A. A. Van Horn, Duncan McGlllis and Fire Marshal Henry Reade are other faces in the hose company groups. These men helped not only to win the gold medal now in the historical museum, but won also a running cart. It was recalled today by Mr. McGlllis and Mr. Van Horn that Bismarck defeat ed Grand Forks, Wahpeton and Val ley City firemen In these hose cart contests. Legislator and Treasurer Mr. Homan was a member of Bis marck lodge of Masons and of Bis marck lodge of Elks. He was city treasurer in the 90’s and served as representative from Burleigh county in the legislative ses sions of 1913 and 1915. Illness of Pope Alarms Vatican Vatican City, June 25.— (JP) —Illness of Pope Pius XI, who has sat on the throne of St. Peter since 1922, today cast a pall over the Vatican City. Official circles showed a tendency to discredit seriousness of the pon tiffs malady, but there was general recognition that in a man of nis age —73 subjected to the strain of a sedentary although mentally active life, in contrast to the physically ro bust existence of his earlier years, it might prove dangerous. R. J. Johnson of Corona, and told in a matter of fact way of conquering the dangers of rugged San Jacinto. Lost from his scout companions Friday as they were descending from the mountain peak, Harold said he wandered until he realised he was on the treacherous north slope of San Jacinto. By nature calm, the coy re sorted to his scout lore, rather than becoming excited, and followed the course of a mountain stream. Scaling precipices where a misstep meant death, the frail scout pitted his skill against the trackless crags which mountaineers have never been known to ascend, and won. BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 1930 Navy Pays Dollar For $90,000 Plane Washington, June 25.— (JP) —A plane that cost $90,000 has ben sold for sl. It would not rise from the water so A 1 Williams could fly it in the Schneider cup races and the navy has bought it from a private corporation to experiment with it. ONE BANK BANDIT IS KILLED. THREE ARE CAPTUREDBY POSSE Citizens of Illinois Town Chase Robbers 90 Miles Fol lowing Raid Toledo, 111., June 25.— (JP) —Chased by a “main street” posse, three ban dits were in jail here today and the fourth was dead following the robbery of the First National bank of Moble of SIO,OOO cash and $30,000 in bonds yesterday. Farmers, sheriffs and business men chased the four robbers more than 90 miles, finally surrounding them in a field where three submitted to arrest and the fourth was shot dead as he attempted to shoot his way to free dom. Everett Woolem, a druggist, was wounded by the robber but not seriously. The bandits entered the bank, hit the cashier over the head with a gun and cowed an assistant cashier while they seized the cash and bonds. As they fled from the bank, the cashier tapped an alarm bell. Merchants on the main street ran to their windows and opened fire on the fleeing robbers’ car, shot guns and revolvers having a tejling effect in arousing the/bntire community. Possemen set out in pursuit. At Olney the robbers turned a sharp bend in a road, drove into a farm yard and hid in a barn, the possemen speeding past them. As the robbers doubled back to apparent freedom they ran into another group which had barricaded roads of the county. Their escape cut off the robbers fled to a wooded field. The loot was recovered. Ute News Bulletins SEEK TO SHIFT TAXES Chicago, June 25.— (JP)— Farm bureau representatives, legislators and emissaries of a number of middlewestern governors met here today to formulate a national plan to shift some of the tax burdens from real estate. APPROVE LABOR BILL Washington, June 25.—(fl*)— I The Wagner bill to establish a nation wide system of state employment exchange agencies under federal aid to combat unemployment was approved today by the house judiciary committee. 20 PER CENT CUT IN KANSAS Topeka, Kans., June 25.—(A*) — The federal weather bureau to day reported that from 10 to 20 per cent of the wheat crop in the south central and southeastern counties of Kansas had been cut. GIANT TUBE COLLAPSES Havana, Cuba, June 25.— (ff) — A giant tube built at a cost of more than $1,000,060 and designed to harness the waters of the gulf stream to convert them into elec trical energy collapsed when sunk into the sea near Matansas today and was destroyed. RUTH HITS 25TH HOMER New York, June 25. —(A*) —Babe Ruth hit his twenty-fifth home run of the season off George Blaeholder in the third inning of the second Yankee-St. Louis game today. Wheat Sags .to Low, Then Stages Recovery Chicago, June 25. (#) Wheat prices sagged at the opening of to day’s market session to another low record of 16 years' standing, but at the close of an erratic trading day rested 1-4 to 3-4 cent a bushel above Tuesday’s finish. Wheat, corn and rye all established new minimum prices for the year. The final wheat quotations were: July, 88 5-8 to 3-4 cents after a low of 87 3-4; September, 92 1-8 to 3-8; and December, 97 3-8 to 1-2. Growing apprehension over the im minent glutting of storage facilities in the Southwest, where the wheat harvest is moving rapidly, seemed to be discounted in the ripples of buying that brought wheat back from the early low point. Less favorable weather at home and less bearish news from the Eurbpean continent helped in the revivaL ‘And the Same to You, Sir!’ Colonjl Charles Lindbergh (left) and Admiral Richard Byrd, world’s two most famous filers, are shown In this Associated Press telephoto exchanging congratulations. The admiral has conquered both the north and south poles by air; but the colonel has just becoms the father •< a son. FIRE AT CHICAGO AIRPORT CAUSESLOSS OF $2,(00,000 Caterpillar Army Devastates Nevada ❖ Tonopah, Nev., June 25.—(A*)—De stroying all vegetation as they go, green-bodied caterpillars with a saw like tail today were advancing like an army betwen Luning and Mina, Nev. The tails cuts twigs of grease wood and sagebrush, and locomotion is provided by 15 legs on either side resembling the centipede. Farm experts say they never heard of such a visitor before. One motor ist who drove through the “army” as serted it stretched 75 miles and was advancing with incredible speed. Where the pest originated is a mystery. SEES INDUSTRY AS MENACE TO PEACE Canadian Railroad Chief Says Commercial Fights May Bring Trouble Chicago, June 25.—(^*) —Modern in dustry, highly organized and seeking continually enlarged world markets was called a real menace to world peace by Sir Henry Worth Thornton, K. B. E., chairman of the board of the Canadian national railways, who addressed the International Rotary convention today. Industry, Sir Henry said, was crashing into tariff barriers and national pride to make contact with markets hitherto closed. The Hoosier-bom British knight, accorded a title in reward for his war time direction of British transporta tion, said it was debatable if George Washington would reiterate his warn ing today against foreign entangle ments. “Today signs age not wanting of the effect upon international rela tions of tariff barriers and commer cial relations,” he said. “Modem in dustry has become highly organized and great nations must seek ever widening and far-flung markets. In this struggle, which is both offen sive and defensive, lies unquestionably the real menace to world peace. It is the field in which modem indus try and its leaders can play their fin est part.” Nominations for president and dis trict governors were made today in the second day’s session of the con vention. Balloting will take place to morrow. Raymond J. Knoppel, New York City, and Almon E. Roth, Palo Alto, Calif., were nominated for the presi dency. Nominations for 10 directors in the United States, with five to be elected, were also made. Elections will be tomorrow. BOY DROWNS IN LAKE Minneapolis, June 25.— (JP) —Eli Belfy, 10, drowned in Lake Nokomls when he waded out beyond his depth. His body was recovered. Two Hangars and 27 Airplanes Destroyed by Blaze of Un determined Origin Chicago, June 25.—(AP) —Two hangars and 27 airplanes, 12 of them tri-motor passenger planes, were destroyed by fire at the municipal airport early today. The loss was estimated at more than two million dollars. The hangars destroyed were those of the Universal'Airlines, Inc., and the Grey Goose air lines, the lat ter under lease to the Stout air lines. The fire followed an explosjon of undetermined cause in the Universal hangar. One of the ground men at the mile square airport said, he saw a spark leap across the darkness at the rear of the Universal hangar, and that the explosion fojlowed. Al most at once the building was in flames. Several men, including pilots and mechanics, were in the building but escaped. They were able to wheel out only five planes. Flaming fragments spanned the 50 feet separating the universal and Grey Goose hangars, and both were destroyed before firemen could halt the flames. Every light at the airport, includ ing the boundary lights so vital to night flyers seeking to jand, were extinguished when the fire burned away power lines. Temporary lights were hurriedly placed to prevent dis aster to arriving mail planes. Official announcement was made at the offices of the Universal Air lines that all schedules, both pas senger and mail planes, would be flown without interruption. The estimate of the loss by Uni versal officials was more than $2,- 000,000. An elaborate machine shop, representing an investment, they said, of three quarters of a million dollars, and much spare equipment were destroyed. SCOTTISH RITE HEAD HERE John H. Cowles, grand commander of the supreme council, Scottish Rite Masonry, of Washington, passed through Bismarck at 12:25 this noon and was called on at the N. P. depot by Judge A. M. Christianson and other members of the rite. Extortion Plot a Myth, Says Minnesota Girl in Confession Pelican Rapids, Minn., June 25. (JP) —A girl’s bubble of an extortion plot burst today and in its place was her strange tale of self-inflicted tor ture to win her grandparents' con sent to attend school. , Miss Viola Holt, 18-year-old or phan, confessed last night to Sheriff O. J. Tweeten that her tale of hav ing been tortured by three young men Sunday after receiving notes de manding $30,000 on pain of death to her grandparents and brother, was a myth. Miss Holr said she slashed herself across the body with a knife, tied her own feet and then wrapped a hand kerchief about her neck to make her story realistic. “The old folks were nice to me,” • 4 I Chicagoan Insists j I Horseshoe Unlucky | Chicago, June 25.— (IF) —A horse shoe is unlucky, and Henry Bysoot doesn’t care what anybody says to the contrary. Henry found a horseshoe. He spat on it and tossed it over his left shoul der. It went through a store window. Inside the window aws a suit of clothes. Henry, needing new apparel, took the suit and walked away. A policeman caught him. That’s how Henry knows that all this conversa tion about horseshoes being lucky is a lot of banana oil. GIRL CLERK FOILS EFFORTTOHOLDUP HURDSFIELD BANK Covers Father's Retreat by Fake Fainting Spell; Bandit Arrested Hurdsfield, N. D., June 25.*—(/P)—A holdup of the Farmers and Merchants State bank here today failed when a girl assistant cashier and her father outwitted a youthful gunman, who was captured five mintues later. Taken to Fessenden, the Wells county seat, the would-be robber gave the name of Ernest Swandlow of Milton, N. D. He gave his age as 20. Entering the bank during the night through a basement window, he se creted himself in a rear office to await the opening this morning. When Frances Bohn, assistant cash ier, opened the front door a gun was thrust in her face and she was or dered to open the vault. Her father, Anton Bohn, had accompanied her to the bank. Feigning a fainting spell, the girl covered the retreat of her father who sounded the alarm. The clanging of the gong put the bandit to flight and a posse of local men captured him in a rye field a half mile north of here. Swandlow was taken to Fessenden and there told Sheriff A F. Beleher that he was willing to plead guilty to charges which will be filed again him. He said he had been out of work since Christmas and was desperate for money. The gun in his possession Is said by officials to have been stolen from a Sykeston hardware store during the night and it is believed a Chevrolet sedan which he used, also was stolen. KIWANIS PICNIC AT CLUB PLAYGROUND Bring Families Along on Annual Outing, Cast Aside Busi ness and Talks Kiwanis club had about 150 partic ipants at its picnic at the Kiwanis park playground, south of the ball park, Tuesday evening. Formality was cast aside for the time. No luncheon was held at noon, but none of the deferred business was brought up at the picnic. The outing was devoted exclusively to cold lunch and coffee and ice cream, to quoits between the older members and to giving the kiddies present a good time. New park play equipment placed this year helped assure that. Lunch was served al fresco style. Kiwanlans, their wives and children grabbed a chip plate, knife, fork and spoons, a cup of hot coffee and a dish of ice cream and perched on an old stump, a plank or at a picnic table and gave themselves up to assuaging keen appetites. The juvenile band under Clarion Larson was present and gave a con cert, in addition to picnicking with the club members. Asks Farm Board to # Support Wheat Price Topeka, Kans., June 25.—(/P)—As serting that Kansas, the country’s largest wheat producing state, “is facing a catastrophe caused by an unduly depressed wheat price,” Gov ernor Clyde M. Reed today suggested that the federal farm board enter the market and purchase an additional 25.000,000 bushels or more at current prices. the girl said, “but they wouldn’t let me go to school. I thought If I made them think I had been hurt to save them, they might let me go.” Her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arne Holt, reputedly wealthy, were at loss to explain the girl’s act. They told police they would have sent the girl to school if she had expressed such a desire. Her grandfather, Arne Holt, said today he will send the girl to school if she wishes. He wants the girl, daughter of his oldest daughter, who died six years ago, to be happy. The girl will be discharged from the hospital in a few days, physicians said. Ottertail county authorities said no charges will be preferred against her. The Weather Generally fair and cooler tonlcßt Thursday fair, somewhat warmer. PRICE FIVE CENTS PREVIOUS RECORD MAY BE ECLIPSED, DECLARE EXPERTS Fair Weather and Good Roads Believed to Be Aiding Poll in Country INTEREST IS MANIFESTED City Voting Places Thronged by Interested Spectators and Political Workers BULLETIN At 3 p. m. the total vote cast in Bismarck was 2,484. Bismarck is casting a heavy vote in the primary election today. The city had cast 2,288 ballots try 2:30 o’clock this afternoon. This is approximately 50 per cent of the to tal registered vote which is in the neighborhood of 4,600.. The vote cast this morning was unusually heavy for the forenoon and political followers believed that the previous record might be eclipsed. The city’s record vote, made in the general election of November, 1828, is 4,463. In the same election Burleigh county cast 7,148 votes. Though little information was ob tainable from, the county outside the city of Bismarck, it was believed that the rural districts also were casting a heavy vote because of the fair weather and the increased Interest in the election manifest during last few days. Early reports indicated that the volume of voting throughout the state is spotty. Fargo and Grand Forks failed to cast as many votes as in the last election, the drop being particularly apparent in Grand Forks. With threatening clouds overhang ing Fargo but fair weather predicted for the day, 1,424 votes had been cast at noon compared to 1,557 at the same time in the 1928 primary elec tion. The Fargo figures, when indi vidual precinct returns were scanned, revealed little consistency in the (Continued on page nine) G. 0. P. LEADERSHIP PLANS TO SUSTAIN ANTICIPATED VETO Hoover Expected to Veto World War Veterans* Measure, Passed Today by House Washington, June 25.— (JP) —Th« road was cleared for President Hoo ver’s second stinging veto of a vet erans relief bill today by house ac ceptance of senate amendments to its measure to aid World war soldiers. Branded “bad legislation" by the president, it goes to him at once. He is expected to repeat his objections in a decisive veto message, after which the house will be called upon to sustain or override him. A two-thirds vote is necessary to override a veto and, with the Repub lican leadership behind Mr. Hoover, proponents of the bill are expected to be defeated. The senate would not then be called upon to act on the veto. The house will begin formula tion of another veterans bill aimed to overcome administration protests. The first such bill vetoed was for relief of Spanish-American veterans. Both senate and house overrode Mr. Hoover’s wishes. He repeated his ob jections to that legislation after it was enacted into law. In a caucus last night of 154 Re publicans, it was agreed to support any veto of the bill by the president. The conference was attended by Speaker Longworth, Majority Leader Tilson, Chairman Snell of the rules committee, and Chairman Johnson of the World war veterans committee. A statement was issued summing up the program to be followed. Concurrence today in the senate’s amendments to the Johnson bill. A vote sustaining the president’s veto, within an hour after the meas ure is returned to congress. Passage of the Swick bill under a suspension of the rules may follow action on the Johnson bill. The Swick bill is a compromise measure, similar to that proposed in the senate, by Reed of Pennsylvania, with the administration’s approval. Johnson estimated it would cost from $35,000,000 to $50,000,000 during the next fiscal year, as compared with $102,000,000 estimated as the cost under the pending measure The outlay under the latter was the source of one of Mr. Hoover's principal ob jections as he said it threatened a deficit and an increased tax rate. It was estimated also that the Swick bill would affect approximate ly 1,000,000 veterans as compared with 400,000 under the Johnson bill. The president had termed the latter discrimination and unfair, saying it would not reach all the veterans en titled to relief. Mr. Hoover also objected to the provisions of the pending measure which would extend until 1930 the time limit in which disabilities evi dencing themselves shall be presumed to have been Incurred in the service and subject to compensation on that basis. The Swick bill makes no change in the presumptive clause of the present law, leaving the limit at > 1925.