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f . COCAK NEWS r SPORTS "1 COMICS. WANT ADS Section II ScrantonV Oldest Daily SCRANTON. PA.. FRIDAY, APRIL 26. 1935 Scranton Foremost Newspaper Group at Speakers' Table at Ban quet of Welsh Woman's Society Great Game of Politics - - Walter WincheM V Evolution of a Quip The Times tells of the book of jokes on The Third Reich, which is being , circulated secretly in Germany. One of the gags goes: "Did you hear about one fire at the Reichstag yesterday?" "Shh, shishes - the listener, "it's tomorrow!" When Hersh - fleld first told tt v here it was: "Did you hear about the fire at Moe's last nightJ" the retort being: '8hhh it's tonight!" A better an - - mr vu: "Well. Moe's a nice guy he deserves It." Meow! First Chorine: "Why do you put so much powder on that face of yours?" Second Chorine: "To make me look pretty, ducky!" , First Chorine: "Well, then why doesn't tt?" They Usually Are! On the premiere night of a new Xlopola, Fred Koszalka reports that one of the better - known critics started ankllng out ten minutes after it began. The producer cornered him and anxiously inquired why he was leaving. "Aren't your seat locations gooa he asked. "No!" was the retort, "they're about a mile too close to the stage!" Te, Indeedy And Burton Rascoe's favorite pepl - grara is: "Don't be afraid to take it on the chin let the other fellow break: his knuckles." Form of Criticism In Nat Goodwin's autobiog It revealed that the star never slapped a critic's face or sent him nasty letters over a bad notice. Goodwin's method of evening mat ters with two of his antagonists on the papers was to paste their photos on eusnidors. which, he added: "were always In constant use." Such Talkl SDeakine of critics one of the better capsule critiques was aimed at Butler Davenport. The cruel comment, in part, was: "Davenport threw his knee out of Joint over - acting!" tPmnh! - Our Look Who's Talkin' Dep't: Marlene Dietrich expressed herself shocked at a Broadway show . . Huey Long accused - the Administra tion of building a party machine . . "Hoover objected to the way the coun try is being run, and Hitler said the League of Nations acted unfairly! The Retort Grand - The very fact that it happened is proof enough of its age, but it belongs here. On the opening mgnt 01 "Lightnin " the star, Frank Bacon, was tardy. The jammed theater aud lence waited patiently, even though the asbestos didn't lift by 9. Bacon took his time, although it was his big opportunity in a lifetime. John Golden, the producer, rushed backstage to Bacon's dressing room. "Good heavens, man!" he said, "do you realize that you've kept a Broad way audience waiting for thirty minutes?" "That's nothing," softly answered Frank, "They've kept me waiting thirty years." Newspaperman Stuff They say it happened in a news paper office. An actress known for her spotless reputation on and off the stage was the victim of a writer, who didn't mention her by name, but you'd never have suspected he meant her, unless you read it. She went to his editor about It. "I sliould like to teach him a lesson and sue him," she said. "Madam," diplomatically counseled his boss, "dont waste your valuable time. You cannot sue a man for having bad taste." In Other Word And a wag, who read a headline, to wit: "Woman, 80, Never Kissed, Dies" asks: "But how can one die who never lived?" fit Case You Didn't Know This bureau has always suspected that the American announcers were putting on tall millinery when they pronounced it "The Kentucky Darby.'' But to be sociable, we fell in line. After last Sabbath's broadcast when we pronounced it that way, a woman in the foyer said: "Why do you call it 'the Darby'? I'm from England where it is called The Derby I'" , Probably Olin Miller fears it is a little late to bring up the subject, but he wonder If Huey Long took a bow during National Cheese Week. Encore! Our Hollywood movie admirers will probably not appreciate this warning, but It comes from tne cables. Bel grade movie audiences, fed up on In sipid personal appearances of cinema stars, bombarded Llane Haid, known In Hollywood, with stench bombs and rotten eggs. Ho, Hum J. C. M., who reports the new movies for The N. Y'ker, says of a new ' flicker: " .'. . a gossip - writer gets shot instead of living to a snug old age, as X believe they generally do." Tee, Hee According to the amusement pages, Mark Helllnger and Gladys Glad will open at Loew's state Theater. Is the old days when they wanted to trim a sucker they sold him the , Brooklyn Bridge. Nowadays they sell ' him a ticket to see columnists! By Way of Report At a play given by locals, who are advertised ej nudist actors, and who gift fldenel of being neither nudists or actors, criticism his been that without clothes, the performers don't know where to put their hands. The audience hat no such trouble. They sit on theirs, r , , Query t &' I do not mourn the fact that you are son ' And I am done with you ana" all your ways,. Nor does it count that I must carry on With only memories of other days. There, for a while, the world ran strangely sweet, I woke to face a gay,' enchanted town, I was a stranger to the drear defeat That years soon deal the wise man and the clown. No, I have little time to mourn for you But as I wake to face the dun routine Of listless days, a dream steals back anew When lanes were long, and springs were sweet and clean. Small lot I care wherever you may be - But, oh, the lad who loved you where is he? Don Wahn Suspect Identified InAttack onWoman Mrs. Powell Names Ray. chel as Assailant Mrs. Frances Powell, 26, 1310 Run die Street, at Police Headquarters yes terday Identified John Raychel 26, no home, as the man who attacked her and beat her into unconsciousness near her home while she was return ing from church at 8:30 o'clock last Sunday night. The woman, discharged from the West Side Hospital Tuesday, cried "That's the man!" when Raychel was brought from his cell to the Police Court room. Wliile her identification was said by the police to be positive, there was some question later as to whether or not Mrs. Powell was willing to go through with the prosecution. Three other women, Mrs. Clarence Brown, Mrs. Joseph Mayers and Miss Josephine Mayers, all of R. D. No. 1, West Mountan, also Identified Raychel, the police said, as the man who had terrorised them on several occasions during the past year on the mountainside. They expressed a willingness to appear against them, one of them, Mrs. Brown, alleging that Raychel had started for her with a knife in his hand. Police believe that the man, who formerly lived on South Sixth Ave nue, is mentally deficient, and indicated that he will be given a sanity test. Lawyer Says He Told Schultz Not to Pay SYRACUSE, N. Y., April 25 (IP). The defense dramatically rested its case in the trial of Dutch Schultz for income tax evasions .today after five hours of testimony highlighted by a picture of Schultz frantically trying to settle his tax muddle by offering to pay the government $100,000. Schultz, born Arthur Flegenhelmer, did not take the stand in his counsel's staccato battle to save him from a possible sixteen years' imprisonment and $40,000 If convicted. Two attorneys were his star wit nesses. They testified that he did not think, at first, that he owed the taxes on earnings roled up In 1929, 1930. and 1931 through the operations of his big Bronx beer enterprise. One of them, Edward H. Reynolds, said he told Schultz. who came to his office in March, 1926, that profits J from illicit liquor selling were not taxable and that he advised his client not to pay any income tax. Russian Orthodox to Observe Easter Under Most Rev. Metropolitan All Parishes Bringing Occurred Twelve Years This season of Easter, to be observed on Sunday by Eastern Churches ac cording to the Julian Calendar, will be one of special rejoicing lu Russian Orthodox Churches throughout the United States, Canada and Alaska for it marks the first time In twelve years that all parishes of Russian Orthodox faith are united under a single leader, the Most Rev. Metropolitan Theophil, The metropolitan, it became known yesterday, assumed charge of all churches at a special conference held last week In Detroit. Differences which arose about twelve years ago divided the Russian Orthodox churches on this continent into two factions, one headed by Metropolitan Platon, who died April 2. 1934, and the other under the guidance of Bishop Adam Philipovsky, Philadelphia. The former had about 210 parishes , under his control and the Mine Schedule Today Glen Aide n All collieries Idle. Scranton Coal Richmond No. 3, Mt. Pleasant and Pine Brook. Price Pancoast Throop Colliery. Pittston Company Butler, No. 0, Central, Old Forge, No. 1. Erie and Forest City. Penn AnthraciteVon S torch. Capo use, Harry Taylor, Rush - brook and Johnson. Hudson Coal Stillwater, Clinton, Powderly Breaker, Jennys, Olyphant, Eddy Creek and Mar - vine. 7 Alarms Keep Firemen Busy South Side Smoke - Eater Suffers Injured Eye Battling - Brust Fire Seven alarms during a twelve - hour period kept city fire companies on the jump yesterday. In no case, however, was there a serious blaze. Hose 3, Bellevue, was called out at 10:15 o'clock yesterday morning to ex tinguish a rubbish fire in the rear of the 400 block of Railroad Avenue, and at 1:23 o'clock, Headquarters com panies responded to an alarm from 417 Wyoming Avenue, where a similar blaze had started in a rubbish heap. At 2:17 o'clock, Central City com panies went to the home of A Sura - vitz, 429 Penn Avenue, where fire broke out in the hallway. Careless ness in the use of matches was blamed for the blaze. A brush fire at Waldorf Park on the East Mountain took South Scranton companies there at 3:13 o'clock. The blaze was extinguished with chemicals. South Side firemen at . 4:01 . an swered a call from a box at Locust Street and Stafford Avenue. A fire had started in the brush along the "Old Log Road" near St. Mary's Cemetery. Henry Henn, veteran fire man attached to Hose 6, suffered an injury to one of his eyes when he made his way through the heavy brush, and was compelled to report off duty.' At 9:14 o'clock last night, fire broke out in the fence in the rear of the junk yard of Jacob Rosenzwelg, 404 - 6 Emmett Street. This yard waa the scene of a serious blaze on March 26 last. Hose 9, East Scranton, was called out at 9:50 o'clock last night when an electric light pole in the 400 block of Taylor Avenue, became Ignited. Press Hits Talmadge Attack on Roosevelt ATLANTA, April 25 (ff). Georgia tonight was treated to its biggest political sensation in years as the Atlanta Constitution, his supporter In every state race, editorially condemned Governor Talmadge for his attacks on President Roosevelt, The Governor said President Roose velt was a "radical in the extreme and that his renomlnation would be a calamity" and predicted a third party for the 1936 general elections. Expressing the belief that the Presi dent is certain of renomlnation "without serious opposition and that he will be overwhelmingly reelected," the edi torial said: ' The governor Is serving no good purpose in his continued attacks on the administration. They have served only to discredit Georgia and to fan the flames of Democratic opposition. Single Leader Theophil Named to Head End to Split Which Ago; Services Today latter exerted leadership over about seventy churches. Had Twa Factions The differences, while they left no marked distinction between the two groups, resulted in two distinct or ganizations among the Russian Orthodox of America. Several times during the past decade efforts were made to bring about harmony but each attempt failed. With the death' of Metropolitan Platon last year in New York, It was reported that the parishes once more would band together. This was accomplished at the conference in Detroit last week, although official word was not received until yesterday. The move in joining the groups brings 230,000 Russian Orthodox communicants under one head and affects property running into several millions of dollars. The new metropolitan, although his main office will be located in New York, remains archbishop of San Francisco, a position he held at the time he was chosen as successor to Metropolitan Platon six months ago in Cleveland, Ohio. Archbishop Adam will assume his duties as archbishop of Philadelphia. Metropolitan Theophil and Archbishop Adam will make their first joint official visit to this region Sunday, May 12, when they go to St. Basil's Church, Simpson, for a celebration. Thousands from all parts of the county will be in attendance. It will be the first of a series of celebrations throughout the country. A banquet will be held after the church services. Among the speakers will be: Judge T. Linus Hoban, Supreme Justice George W. Maxey and District Attorney M. J. Eaten. j if iiiiii Seated at the speaker's table at the annual banquet of the Welsh Woman's Society of Lackawanna County last - night in the Chamber of Commerce, and shown above are: Standing, left to right, Mrs. Sara Edwards, Mrs. Albert Lewis, Catherine Phillips, Mrs. Myfanwy Beynon Jones, Mrs. William Hopkins, Mrs. Stanley Evans, Mrs. Robert Williams, Mrs.: Charles Schroeder, Mrs. Ann Lewis, Mrs. Bartlett Dunan; seated, Mrs. William Prltchard, Mrs. George Hughes, president of .the Carbon - dale. Welsh Woman's Club; Mrs. Samuel Pratt, president of the Nanti - coke Club; the Rev. and Mrs. Owen Jones; Mrs. John D. Hughes, president of the local club; Mrs. George Taylor, Mrs. Harry Schoen and Mrs. Jennie E. Beddoe. Welsh Woman's Society Holds Its Fifteenth Annual Banquet Mrs. Myfanwy Beynon Jones Is Toastmaster for Affair in Chamber of Commerce; the Rev. Owen Jones Is Principal Speaker . .The fifteenth annual banquet of the Welsh Woman's Society of Lackawanna County was held last night In the Chamber of Commerce, with large group of members and guests in attendance. Mrs. Myanwy Beynon Jones was in charge of the program, and presided as toastmaster. Mrs. John D. Hughes Is president of the club. Mrs. Martha Lewis delivered the invocation, and Mrs. George F. Tay lor introduced the toastmaster, who introduced the guests of honor, Mrs George Hughes, president of the Car - bondale Welsh Women's Club; Mrs Samuel Pratt, president of the Nanti - coke Club, and the Rev. Owen Jones, guest speaker at last night's banque: The musical program included solos by Miriam Howell and Mrs. Rebs Morgan Friedman. Mrs. Alfred Wil liams led the community singing, and brief remarks were made by Mrs. John Prltchard, after which the Rev. Mr. Jones addressed the women on the Ideals of their organization and the splendid work which they have ac complished. Roses and Spring flowers In glass bowls and Ivory tapers In candelabra arrangements were used on the speak ers table, and tulips formed the center pieces for the other tables. Those present were: Mesdames Wil liam Prltchard, George Hughes, Sam uel Pratt, Owen Jones, John D. Hughes, George Taylor, Harry Schoen, Jennie Beddoe, Sara Edwards, Albert Lewis, Catherine Phillips, Myfanwy Beynon Jones, William Hopkins, Stan ley Evans, Robert Williams, Charles Schroeder, Ann Lewis, Bartlett Dunan, Joseph Oliver, John Alexander, Thomas D. MaschaL Reba Morgan Friedman, Cyril Johns, Lillian Leek, Gounod Evans, Sophie Dawson, Flor ence Morgan Harris, Alfred Williams, Nellie M. Thomas, J. Norman White, Howell Davles, Alice Chartres, A. Jones, Jennie Lawrence, Joanna Jones, Arthur Jones, Mary A. Davis, Bert L. Lewis, Willard Birtley, Eliza beth Lush, Mary Evans, Elizabeth Hushberger, Ann Mathias, Annie Wil liams, Samuel Evans, T. J. Thomas, N. O. Thomas, E. H. Rebhorn, H. E. Jenkins, H. B. Moore, Catherine Jones. Ann Joseph," J. E. Manley. Anna Thomas, Elizabeth Lloyd, Margaret A Phillips, David Jenkins, D. W. Jones, Mary J. - Williams, Annie .Jones. John R. Griffiths, Electa GUI, J. Hodgson, Anna Hodgson, C. J. Watkins, E. C. Owens, John A. Relnhardt, Anna Ed wards, Eliza Williams, Apna Relnhardt, Mary James, - John Pettigrew, George Harper, Rachel James. Russell Morgan, Cass Morgan, Robert Mor - Husband Slays Wife; Wounds 3 Children BUFFALO, N. Y., April 25 (ff). - Boleslaus Kaperzynskl, 52, tried to make good today his threat "to get" his family and tonight he and his wife Anna, 51, lay dead and three of their children were in a hospital suf fering from bullet wounds. Kaperzynskl, estranged from his family two years, burst Into the kitchen of their home this morning with a wild shout to his son, Fred, 27, to "get out of . my way." - He began firing a revolver without warning - Mrs. Kaperzynskl was killed in stantly; Fred was wounded in the left leg; Mrs. Estelle Gordon, 25, a daughter, was shot in the left arm, and an other daughter, Frances, It, was wounded critically when a shot entered her abdomen. Five hours after the' shooting. Kaperzynskl was found dying near building at the edge of the city. He had a bullet wound in the forehead and died before he could be removed to a hospital. DOCTOR TO SHARE I19.0M NEW YORK, April 25. Ida Frank - land Sax, late of this city, disposed of 1127,000 in bequests in her will which was admitted to probate today. - Dr. Charles Long, 33 South Washington Street, Wilkes - Barre, a brother - in - law, and Fanny sax Long, same address, a sister, will share f 10,000. Julian Long, 26 Miner Street, Wilkes - Barre, will receive $3,000. - . Without the constant boring and perforating of the soil by the countless numbers of worms that Infest the upper crust of the earth, the ground would become hard and lifeless, and unable to produce crops. tfscs1 1 11,11 ' x. r.,:.Tr':Si gan, Fred T. Evans, Sue Jones, Margaret Rafferty, Nellie McGregor, W. E. Watkins, Richard Havard, Thomas J. Davles, Bert James, John A James, John A. James, F. W. Fudgey W. B. Morgan, Susan Francis, Wesley Davis, Mary Samson, Mary Thomas, Lucy Carrol, Christine Griffiths, Philip Thomas, John Phillips, W. R. Lewis, John D. Lloyd, George W. Bowen, Thomas H. Jackson, Albert Simon, Alfred Thomas, Albert Snyder, J. S. Johnson, William H. James, Henry Smith, Leonard Davis, John H. Havey, David Beynon, D. J. Howells, J. E. Watkins, M. J. Lloyd, George T. Williams, John J. Owens, the Rev. Owen Jones, Elizabeth Jones, Polly Davis, Sue Harris, Dr. Margaret Evans, Sarah Davis, Dr. Myfanwy Evans, Anne Davis, Ida Lewis, Jemima Roderick, Elizabeth Howell, Anna Griffiths, Margaret Oliver, Miriam Howell, Prof. John T. Watkins and Anna Griffiths. Senate Attacked As 'Hypocritical' Sales Tax Boon to Rich, Margiotti Charges ALLENTOWN, Pa., April 25 (IP). Attorney - General Charles J. Margiotti assailed the 3 per cent sales tax suggested by Republican senators for re lieving real estate as "hypocritical and most deceptive" in an address before the Lehigh County Tax Justice League tonight. "It is obvious that such a tax hurts the poor and is a blessing to the rich," he said. "Not only does a sales tax hurt the poor man, but It would work a hardship upon our merchants and business people because our peo pie would be encouraged to do more business with the mall - order houses. "The Republican Party Is today sing ing the song of 'ability to pay.' The words are 'save the rich, the manu facturers, and the utilities,' and the tune Is 'sock the poor.' "The Republican Party, which Is dictated to by Grundy and Mellon and their crowd, would have, if they were sincere In their position, demonstrated that sincerity in passing some of the legislation, If not all the legislation. which now rests in the committee rooms of the Senate chambers. "They would have, for Instance, not rejected we uovernors tooacco lax and proposed In its stead, a cigarette tax. This substitution Is not only primarily insincere, but not even logi cal. Why should the man who smokes cigarette pay a tax while the man who smokes a cigar be exempt? "If they are sincere, why do they object to placing a tax on the chain store which has not contributed to the welfare arid success of the community, but has driven many an honest and creditable citizen of your commu nity out of business." In ancient times, persons suffering from rheumatism were made to stand barefooted on the body of a torpedo ray, a fish capable of producing elec trical snocas. New D1L.&W. Speed Trains Start Monday William Shaw, 714 , Fresco tt Avenue, will be at the throttle when Train 26. leaves here on Monday for Hoboken on Its new schedule which calls for reduction of running time. Theodore Corrigan, , Kingston, will be the conductor. This crew will work Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. On the Tuesday, Thursday - and Saturday runs, Amos Wilson, 621 North Main Avenue, 'will be the engineer, and Louis Lattlmer, OoukUboro, will be the engineer. The train is to be known as "The Rocket." . There win be five can on both the Scranton to Hoboken and the Hoboken to Scranton trips. Two will be air conditioned coaches, one will be a combination car, an other will be a buffet car and the fifth will be a baggge car. h raw Republican Btaff Photo Soviet Friends ... , Hit at Fascism Lamont and Rev. Web er Speak at Sym - posium Here Attacks on JPascism and war as well as a discussion of the economic, politi cal and social situation in Soviet Rus sia were highlights of a symposium conducted by the Friends of the Soviet Union at Eagles' Hall last night. Corliss Lamont, son of Thomas La mont, of the firm of J. P. Morgan & Company and a former professor of philosophy at Columbia University, de livered the lecture on Russia. The Rev. Charles Weber, representing the American League Against War and Flscism, made the attack on the al leged Fascist tendencies in the United States. Says Soviet Leads Way "I firmly believe,". Lamont said. "that the nation leading the way for all mankind is Soviet Russia." He Introduced his subject with consideration of Russia's geography, cultural background and history and continued with the admonition that comparisons between the Soviet and other countries should be made on a relative and not on an absolute basis, "To give an example of what we mean by a relative comparison," the speaker said; " let us take the matter of shoes. In 1913 there were 20,000. - 000 pairs of shoes produced In Russia. The great majority of peasants went barefoot. Today more than 120,000. 000 pairs of shoes are being manu - ractured annually." "Illiteracy Is close to complete liquidation," the speaker said, "with the prewar figure of more than 70 per cent now reduced to less than 7 per cent." . Discussing the significance of the various compromises and shifts policy that occur in the Soviet from time to time, the speaker credited them with being "strategic detours" ratner than retreats, quoting Lenin's rormuia of "one step backward. necessary, In order to take two steps lorwara." The Rev. Mr. Weber made a brief reference to a recent raid by the city police on one of the meetings con ducted by the Friends of the Soviet Union. He had Intended, he said, to discuss freedom of speech as a result ot the police action but learned that tne Mayor and Director of Public Safety have since assured the organi zation that its meetings would not again be disturbed. The speaker defended Fascism as "a movement whereby the power of tne state is used to stabilize a declin ing capitalism," adding, "and the power of our American government is now oeing used to stabilize American capitalism. Hits New Deal "Raympnd Moley, editor of Today," me nev. mt. Weber said, "recently characterized the New Deal in this manner: 'The New Deal basically Is an attempt to save capitalism.' The New Deal by using the great nower of our American State has been nourrnr n blood Into our American capitalism." lie tnen cited the large loans, to rail roads, banks and mortgage companies to aemonstrate his theory. me speaker declared the New ral a failure in that its principal promises have not been fulfilled. Among these promises he listed "the promise of more than equitable distribution of wealth. reaucea unemployment, adequate re - uei ior tne unemployed and the aov. ernment's proposed enforcement of the ngnt of labor to engage in collective carganung." A brief talk was riven bv Hivm jones, Mew York, member of th. National Executive Committee of the Friends of the Sovieet Union. Jane oepiorea the alleged anti - Soviet propa - ganaa oeing printed In newsoaners ownea oy wiuiam Randolph Hearst Leadership of G. O. P. Takes Western Hue TOPEKA, Kana., April 25' CP). Se lection of John D. M. Hamilton, young Kansas National Committeemen, as field general In charge of Republican reorganization was interpreted here to night as a move to give the party leadership a western hue. Teaming together under an arrange: ment that resembles the Raskob - Shouse Democratic setup - in 1928 will be the conservative, Henry P. Fletcher, National Chairman, and Hamilton, the liberal - conservative of the wheat - corn, hog belt. "He should be able to bring the east and the midwest to an understanding of one another's problems," said one prominent Kansas Republican. Hamilton has shown himself a foe of the Rooseveltlan "New Deal." mm - u. mm U.CO TUG QUART By FRANK The Bonus Compromise , WASHINGTON, April 25. D? THE Republican party were a party of conviction and sincerity, which It is not. It would be making a great deal of capital out of the compromise by the President on the soldier bonus bill. Because his weakening on this Issue Is deeply disappointing to the better class among his friends. It ought to be disturbing to the country and no - adequate defense has yet been presented. ABILITY, without a storm of criticism, to shift on this vital issue just as the fight begins is a singular illustration of immunity. When Presidents take positions based on principle they are supposed to be fixed positions. Ordinarily a shift would be met with fierce denunciation by the opposition. Explanations would be demanded. Public attention would be focused on the White House reasons and there would be a furor in the press. That, following Mr. Roosevelt's shift, there has been none of these things is accounted for in two ways. FIRST, the Republicans are In no position to atttack Mr. Roosevelt for weakening on the bonus, because their record on that issue is particularly hypocritical and cowardly. Last year, after inveighing against unjustifiable expenditures, they voted almost solidly to override the veto of the Independent offices bill, wiping out a large part of the reduction in the veteran compensation load. This time the bulk of the Republicans, as before, disregarding consistency and with neither party pride nor personal courage, are for the bonus bill and will vote to override the veto. OTHER reasons for the lack of criticism are, partly, because of the habit even among . those who are most strongly opposed to the Roosevelt policies of attributing none but the noblest motives to Mr. Roosevelt personally and partly to the fact that he has avoided any public statement of a change. So far as the record shows, he Is still against the bonus in any form; his compromise has been made behind closed doors. What happened, however, was sufficiently open to be completely convincing. SENATOR HARRISON, chairman of the Finance Commission, went to the White House by appointment to talk about the bonus situation. After an hour with Mr. Roosevelt, he declared he would introduce a compromise bill which he believed Mr. Roosevelt would sign. A few days later he presented this measure in the Senate. It is a complicated proposition, the Immediate cost of which would be less than that of the other pending bills, but the ultimate cost more. Its merits, as well as its cost, are debatable. This bill, it is stated by Administration spokesmen, the President will approve. It is a clear compromise. Presidential approval Is not consistent with the Presidential' language used on this subject three days before Congress met. REFERRING to it, the New York Times says:"The President categorically placed himself on record as believing (a) that there is no moral or legal obligation whatever on the Government's part to take action on the bonus now, (b) that such action Is not necessary as a relief measure, and (c) that It Is not desirable as a re covery measure. He stated these points with so much force, and so recently, that it extremely difficult to conceive of any circumstances which could have altered his convictions. Any compromise on the bonus would plainly be made not on the merits of the question but entirely for reasons of po litical expediency." IT WOULD BE hard to present the case more clearly. So far, the only Ml Closing Out Spring Fashions For Growing Girls - s Goats and Suits Sizes 8 to 16. Blue, Green, Maize, Tweed Regularly 8.95 and 9.95 Coats and Suits Sizes 10 to 16. Short Jacket Type Regularly 10.95 Coats and Suits Size 10 to 18. Monotone and Mixed Tweeds. Full length coats and coat suits. Copen, Green, Blue, Navy, Rust Checks. Regularly 12.95 to 16.95 .The Heinz Store. R. KENT reasons for compromise suggested are,' first, that one of the other bills would be passed over his veto; second, that the President has yielded to pressure from Senatorial friends who come up for reelection next year and feet that hostility of the veteran vote might be fatal. Neither seems adequate. For one thing, it seems Incredible that, with almost unprecedented party ma jorlty and the power to distribute five billions of dollars, Mr. Roosevelt could not muster thirty - two of the. ninety - six votes in the Senate necessary to sustain a veto. TN THE second place, the political risk to his supporters does not seem a sound reason for abandoning his cona victlons. It would be fine to see him refuse to compromise and fight the thing out. If he were beaten his stand would be above criticism and he, would command everybody's respect. There Is still a chance he may revert to his original position. If he backi up the Morgenthau statement of yes - , terday, he must. But he will have to hit the line hard to be effective, and his Senatorial friends do not think he will. It does seem a pretty bad break for the country that when he compromises a great public question for political expediency, the opposition party should be gagged by Its owo past record and unworthy purpose. i (The next article by Mr. Kent will p - ' pear In Monday's Scranton Republican.) t Commission Acts i To Protect Bonds 1 1 Williams Named Sink - ing Fund Board Head ; 1 Adopting the recommendation of Associate City Solicitor John R. Ed' wards, the Municipal Sinking Fund Commission at a meeting yesterday afternoon voted to ask Court for per - mission to Intervene in the case of Arnstein vs. the city, involving alleged default on $40,000 worth of sewer improvement bonds. - The action is expected to pave the' way for a decision by the - courts on the question ot whether the holders of such Improvement bonds can se - j cure judgment against the city as a whole, or merely against the amount of assessments against the property owners benefitting by the improve - ments. Associate Solicitor Edwards appeared, before the Sinking Fund Commission and pointed out that if judgments are to be entered against the city gen - J erally in suits involving improvement bonds, - the city's "regular" loan bonds will be impaired. At the same time, the taxpayers of the city as whole will be called upon to make good ori the assessments against ln - dividual properties. The Commission holds $30,000 worth of the 'regular bonds, and its ownership of these will be the basis of Its petition to intervene in the Arstein case. The city is to raise the same pcint in an appeal from the local Court's decision in the suit brought by A torneys John H. and Cole B. Price, executors of the estate of their father, the late S. B. Price, who held $5,000 worth of sewer improvement bonds. Property owners assessed were unable to pay, and the bonds were not re deemed. The city is carrying the case to the Supreme Court. The Sinking Fund Commission for mally reorganized at yesterday's meeting, electing John H. Williams pres ident; A. A. Yanoshat, vice - president, and Alfred Gutheinz, secretary. . City Treasurer Fred A. Westofahl and his chief deputy, Fred Schuman, attended the session. . Arrest Four in Raid Two meti and two women were taken into custody last night when Capt. John Lewis and Patrolmen Earl Jones and Richard Beynon raided an alleged disorderly house at 240 Ray mond Court. A woman described as Mae Johnson was held as the owner. - No C. O. D.'e All Sales FINAL! Suits '.95 1.95 h V

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