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«HB OOR8ICANA SEMI-WBBKLY UQHT, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1989. TflREB ! HOUSE COMMITTEE * REDUCES ROOSEVELT DEPARTMENT FUNDS TREASURY AND POSTOFFICE APPROPRIATIONS CUT BY $28,000,000 WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, — (/P) — The house appropriations committee, which started an economy rate drive this year by whittling down President Koqsevelt's relief proposal, continued the campaign today by lopping $27,9*6,138 off his estimates for the treasury and postofflce departments. The committee recommended $1,700,471,354 to operate both de- partments for the year starting July 1. Despite the reduction, the total was $187,029,280 greater than the sum provided for the current year. Most of the saving was accomplished by cutting $20,000,000 off the $600,000,000 requested for the social security old-age reserve fund. The committee explained tho reduction was attrlbutedable to "what we regard as an excessive estimate of the amount of , receipts from taxes to be realized J< * during the next fiscal year." f \ Of the total In the bill, $909,' '626,670 was earmarked for the treasury and $790,844,684 for the postoffiee department. The letter's share was $2,488,053 less than for the current year ' \ and almost as much below the budget estimates. Despite the postal revenues, the committee estimated the department would operate with a net deficit of about $1,844,084 during the next year. The deficit this year was estimated at $7,983,878. Recommending a $996,000 item for trans-Atlantic air mail service, the committee said that bar- ;jrtpg some major upset in plans, ^rfe service should be on an oper- , • ating basis during May. Public Buildings Projects. The bill contains a $30,000,000 , item for continuation of the A* $130,000,000 public building construction program authorized last year and for which $36,000,000 already has been made available. Part of the $30,000,000 would be sums recommended In President Roosevelt's budget the treasury will have to ask that the limit on the public debt be raised to $50,000,000,000. The present limit is $45,000,000,000. The effect on the national budget and economy of the Townsend and General Welfare old age pension plans was discussed at a house ways and means committee hearing by Dr. Pau Studen- skl, professor of economics at New York University. He said enactment of either 'would so reduce security transactions as to wipe out the stock exchanges. "In my opinion," Studenskl said, "It is doubtful whether our eco- nomls system could withstand the severe shock which the imposition of the proposed taxes and the disbursement of the proposed benefits woud inflict on It." Other developments during the foes termed the proposed harbor improvements on the far-away Pacific island "a dagger at the throat of Japan." With the Guam provision eliminated, the house yesterday quickly passed the remainder of the administration bill authorizing a $48,800,000 series of naval air bases in the Pacific, Puerto Rico, and the Continental United States. Only four members rose in opposition on the final vote. Even before the bill formally, was sent to tho senate, several senators declared the defense pro-j gram should not be debated until the government's stand on foreign affairs is clarified. At the same time, Senators Borah (R-Idaho) and Johnson (R-Callf) took the leadership In a bl-partlsan movement to formulate a statement of foreign policy based on tho principle of avoiding conflict. House leaders, who .pleaded for approval of the $5,000,000 Guam project on the ground it did not mean fortification of tho Island, later Interpreted the vote as primarily one of foreign policy. Democratic leader Rayb'urn said, "I guess if tho Guam Improvement had been recommended by the rivers and harbors committee Instead of by the naval committee it would havo gone through all right." Previously Rayburn had told the house the Improvement wvs PRESIDENT CALLS UPONLADORLEADERS SETTLE DIFFERENCES LEWIS AND GREEN URGED TO BRING WARRING ORGANIZATIONS TOGETHER MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 26.— (ff) —President Roosevelt, in letters today to the heads of the country's rival labor organizations, said labor "faces a challenge in finding itself divided into opposing camps" and called upon them to name a committee to negotiate peace. In letters to John L, Lewis, chairman of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, and Wl- llara Green, president of the American Federation of Labor, identical except for the final paragraph, he declared the American people "sincerely hope that n constructive negotiated peace . with honor may come about between tho A. F. of L. Organization Is Perfected Young Business Men Here MASS EXODUS UNDER ORDER OF MUSSOLINI REPORTEDNDERWAY LtlU ilUUBO U1O liliuluvCUICllfc TT**w „.-,«-- ..-,..---- .C, ... | needed for commercial seaplane and tho C. I. O. wthln the early . •***.** I Vi« nf 4-VIA tianf VAftT*. i day: Thomas Makes Charges. Senator Thomas (D-Okla.) charged before the senate agriculture committee that short sellers tft V, .*f cotton were pressing for release •-, "t of government loan cotton in an atiempt to cash in on a price decline. Chairman Arthur J. Altmeyer said the social security board endorsed a proposed permanent relief program calling for Increased - , unemployment compensation and the establishment of a new department of public works. 'Chairman Byrnes (D-SC) of the special senate unemployment committee, before which Altmeyer testified, announced he had broadened his permanent relief program bill to provide federal '• grants to tho states for the relief of unemployable persons. The outcome of a modified bill empowering President Roosevelt to plan a reorganization of the government was clouded by Re- ,j publican opposition and uncertain' ty as to the attitude of economy advocates. Rep. Taber (R-NY) said It would give the president too much power. Senator Byrd (D-Va), who argues that the administration's original program did not emphasize economy sufficiently, withheld comment. Senate Criticism Of Foreign Policy WASHINGTON, Feb. 24.—(fl>New senatorial criticism of the administration's foreign policy broke out today after house rejection of the controversial Guam naval base project, 205 to 168, when a sizable bloc of Democrats Joined Republicans In opposition. .During the thundering debate, routes as well as some naval operations, Opponents contended that since the Island was in the midst of territory under Japanese mandate, the establishment of a seaplane base would appear to be a distinctly unfriendly art. The administration's defeat of the Guam vote had its political as well as international aspects. Republicans, who had decided on their stand at a party conference held their lines virtually Intact, but about one-fourth of the democrats broke away from their leaders, " The Borah-Johnson effort to write a foreign policy statement apparently was headed for innumerable difficulties, due to wide differences of opinion among critics of t he administration's course. Johnson indicated these difficulties might be resolved by counchlng the statement in very general terms. Senate to Take Up Bill. The senate will begin consideration of the major part of the defense program Monday, when it takes up a $358,000,000 bill to authorize expansion of the army air corps and strengthen army defenses, notably at the Panama Canal. While defense proposals held the attention of congress, eadlers were considering means of expediting other , legislation. Senator Barkley, the democratlo leader, called chairman of major senate committees to meet with him this afternoon to canvass the status of major bills and to formulate a program for, the remainder of the session. It was reported Mr. Roosevelt may hold a series of conferences with committee chairmen In both houses when he returns from his cruise. The senate unemployment committee studied a proposal to set up permanent governmental machinery to deal with the nation's longstanding unemployment problem. Chairman Byrnes D-SC} has outlined a comprehensive system calling for establishment of a new department of public works. The house judiciary committee ailed another meeting to consld- months of the new year.' "The secretary of labor," he added In tho letters made public at the temporary White House here, "tells mo that after careful investigation and prolonged conversations with respective leaders In both groups there- appear to be no Insurmountable obstacles to peace and that In fact there is a real and honorable desire for unification In the labor movement among all parties concerned." The president was still at sea aboard the cruiser Houston, when his letters, making a dramatic plea for labor peace, were given out by Acting Secretary William Hassett. In asking the CIO and AFL, at loggerheads nearly three years over the organization of labor by industry and craft, to appoint committees to negotiate "terms of peace," Mr. Roosevelt based his request on four grounds: Grounds for Request. First, because It is right. Second, because responsible officers In both groups "seem to me to be ready and capable of making a negotiated and just peace." Third, because "your memberships ardently desire peace and unity for the better ordering of Organization of the Young Business and Professional Men's association was perfected at a meet- Ing Thursday night at the Navarro Hotel. Officers were elected. This was the third meeting of- the group.' The constitution was read by David Ralston and was adopted. It was voted that the organization would not become a junior chamber of commerce. Otto Smith read tho minutes of tho previous session. Julius C. Jacobs was chairman. Speakers Included Joe Anderson, Joe Key Garner, Thomas Mc- Phorson, John Read, Gerald McClung, Jack Mergenthaler and Fred A. DuBose. Regular meeting of .the association will be the first Thursday night In each month. The March meeting however, will be Thursday, March 9, as the first Thursday will be a holiday. Officers elected were Julius C. Jacobs, president; James West first vlco president; Tom Eady second vice president; Otto Smith secretary; Coleman Parish, treasurer; Ferma C. Stewart, Clyde Halbert, Joe Key Garner, J. C Roe, directors; Sam Haslam, sergeant at arms; Fred A. DuBose press reporter; James West, radio reporter. A pcmanent program chairman will be appointed by the boad of directors. Swift's Ice Cream was provided as refreshments. MANY VACATIONISTS INJURED WHEN TRAIN WKEDWYOMING FOUR PULLMANS AND CLUB CAR OF CRACK TRAIN OVERTURN DOWN EMBANKMENT MOVEMENT VIEWED MANY QUARTERS AS DIRECT SLAP AT FRANCE HOUSE RECONSIDERS COLLEGE BILL AND MEASUREJS PASSED TWO STATE JUNIOR COLLEGES RAISED TO STATUS OF SENIOR INSTITUTIONS PARIS, Feb. 26.— Thousands of Italian citizens living in France were leaving for their homeland today in a tnass exodus under Premier Mussolini's reparation order for Italians abroad. An Italian embassy spokesman said the exodus was "only a beginning." Italian officials said several hundred Italians were leaving Paris aboard special trains in the afternoon while "nearly 3,000" were returning to their native land from Marseille, Bordeaux and other cities. Although the movement officially was In response to the repatriation order under which Italians in all lands were being called home, It was viewed in many quarters as a direct slap at France. (Italy estimates the number of Italians living abroad at 10,000,000, a figure which does not take into account naturalizations and Includes the children born of Italians abroad. (According to this figure there are 992,000 Italians in France, 3,749,000 in the United States, 1,837,000 In Brazil and 1,826,000 in Argentina.) (A Rome dispatch said Foreign circles In the Italian capital regarded the mass homecoming as a further gesture of ill-feeling toward France.) The Italian embassy set the number to leave Corsica on Monday at about 1,000. Officially, the French government accepted Rome's official reason that the repatriation flo- Six Killed In Train Collision On Mexican Line ir the impeachment resolution against Secretary Perkins. Rep- esentatlve Celler (D-NY) said fie would move to quash the charg- Jap Press Carried News. TOKYO, Feb. 24.—(ff)—The 'apanese press today gave prom- nence to news of the defeat in he United States House of rep- •esentatlves of a project to Increase the defenses of the Island if Guam. Japanese naval offltcals, however, withheld comment. Poultry •Poultry We will pay top price for poultry at all times In line with market conditions, Will pay following until next Wednesday night: Turkey Hens, pound 17o Good Colored Hens, Ib. 12%o Good Leghorn Hens, Ib. lO'/io Cooks, pound Bo Good Colored, Fryers, SK Ibs. down, Ib 15o Good Leghorn Fryers, Ib, 18o Number One Rides, Ib.... 60 Fresh Eggs, dozen ISo A. B. Walker and Son their responsible life in trade unions and in ther communities." Fourth, because the government of the United States and the people of America "believe It to be a wise and almost necessary step for the further development of the co-operation between free men in a democratic society such as ours." In the final paragraph of each letter, the president expressed the hope he would very shortly receive a reply giving the name of the peace committee members. To Lewis he said: "In addressing this letter to you, my dear John, I have great satisfaction in knowing I am dealing with a man whom I respect, a man of honor, intellgence and good will." To Green he concluded: "It Is with confidence that I write you, dear Bill, as a man of good will, of experience and high principles." The president said opportunities for a united and vital labor movement to make a contribution to American life of hel to the people and future generations "were never better." Public Debt Of $50,000,000,000 Is Now Expected Altmeyer Supports Permanent Program Relief For Nation LARAMIE, Wyo., Feb. 25.— . . The overturning of five railroad cars loaded with westbound vaca- tionists left 14 people, Including" several executives of an Iowa Insurance company. In a hospital here and five others in a Raw- llns, Wyo., hospital. Four Pullmans and the club car of the Union Pacific's 15-car "Pony Express," carrying visitors to San Francisco's Golden Gate Exposition and ski enthusiasts to Sun Valley, Idaho, careened down a 20-foot embankment three miles west of Bosler, Wyo., last night Tmbulances plowed through a heavy fog, In zero weather, to bring 15 injured persons to a hospital here. Three of them were released early today after treatment for minor Injuries. The most seriously Injured were: Mrs. C. W. Portwood, Davenport, Iowa, ndm lacerations; Oscar Gray negro porter, froom Oakland, Calif., possible back fracture, A. G. Haugue, Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, broken shoulder, cuts. Mrs. Joe Ryan, Jr.,> Des Molnes, Iowa, broken collar , bone. Mrs. W. A. Fraser, Lincoln, Neb., broken collar bone. Injured less seriously, but still in the hospital, were: Henry Sauers, Seattle, Wash Joe Ryan, Jr., Des Molnes. Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Jaeger, Des Moines. Jack Cantrell, El Paso, Texas. E. H. McConney, Des Molnes. Florence Balaytl, Pasadena, Calif. George Ewald, Dallas, Texas. Denlce McConney, Des Molnes, Iowa. All were bruised or cut. W. A Frazer and H. C. Portwood, husbands of the Injured women, and John Lewis of Washington, D. C. were treated at the hospital for WASHINGTON, Feb. 3halrman Arthur J. Altmeyer said oday the social security board en- lorsed a proposed permanent re- lef program calling for increased memployment compensation and he establishment of a new department of public works. Altmeyer's testimony opened the senate unemployment committee's learlngs on the program, drafted by Senator Byrnes (D-SC.) Byrnes' bill would provide for payment of unemployment com- lensatlon benefits ranging from $6 to $15 a week and would make benefits uniform troughout the coun- Lry. Old age benefits would be brought under the new public works department. Byrnes disclosed he had broadened his bill to provide federal grants to the states for the relief of unemployable persons. Altmeyer said members of the coclal security board believe the Byrnes program "Is a step in tho right direction." WASHINGTON, Feb. 24.— (ff>— Congress received testimony from Secretary Morgenthau today that the treasury department has continued to purchase Mexican silver in New York ; since the monthly quota agreement was cancelled last March. However, Morgenthau said, the treasury department since that time has discontinued keeping a record of purchases of Mexican silver, His testimony, given last month at a house appropriations Subcommittee hearing, was made public today. Since last March, Morgenthau said, "The Mexican producers have shipped their own sliver Into New York, and have sold it there and we do not know whether it is Mexican silver, • Peruvian Silver or Chinese silver. It is offered to us by refiners or brokers, and we have no way of identifying it; so it might be anybody's silver. We buy whatever is there." WASHINGTON, Feb. Secretary Morgenthau has told a house committee that If congress votes the funds recommended by the President's budget, the treasury will have to ask that the limit on the public debt be raised to $50,000,000,000. The limit now is $45,00,000,000, Morgenthau explained during testimony on the annual treasury 'Ion bill, made public "What the state needs reason inai me repatriation no- • jjiii _ i ~7i lowed the Fascist plan to get aom ° a , dd " lonft A t ? most of the Italians living abroad ™ hat lhn " tntn back to work In Italy. Despite this season, the occurrence of the repatriation at a crucial moment in Italian-French relations was viewed by responsible quarters as due to one of two things: 1. Either Italy feared war with France might come soon or ; 2. Italy wanted to "frighten" the French i\to believing she was preparing to back up colonial demands on France with action. Today's repatriation r .-ejnent followed by a day a disclosure that Italian residents of Corsli ., French Island department near the Italian mainland, were returning home. Ihe Italian embassy estimated the number to leave Corsica on Monday_at abort 1,000. SECRETARY HOPKINS DECLARES RECOVERY MAINODJECTIVE INVITES LABOR, AGRICULTURE AND BUSINESS PLAY WITH GOVERNMENT AUSTIN, Feb. 24.—W— The house of representatives today passed finally by a vote of 82 to 59 a bill) f n ° t ™ '" raising John Tarleton and "it w North Texas Agricultural Colleges from junior to senior status. The action came after a motion to reconsider yesterday's decision to postpone, the Issue until March 27 wori by the wide margin of 89 to 35. Bitter argument preceded final passage of the proposal to the senate which was adjourned over tho week end. Opponents made several efforts to block a final vote by offering crippling amendments, all of which lost by overwhelming votes. Rep. G. C. Morris of Greenville leading the opposition, reminded members many of them had won seats In the legislature on economy platforms. "This bill will mean the expenditure of more than $200,000 additional annually," he said, "and the taxpayers who elected you won't like It a bit. If we are to economize at all, we mdst hold down appropriations for education and highway construction which cost more than any items in the state budget. "The approval of this bill will open a wedge for a flood of money because every junior college in tho state will bo asking us to make them senior schools. Rural Arcns Need Aid. "Wouldn't you rather provide more education for the children In rural areas—and they badly need It—by means of rural aid than to permit those already In college MEXICO CITY, Feb. 25— (IP)— Joseph Mullen of Richmond, Va., Mexico manager for Warner Bros, brought a firsthand account today of the head-on collision in which alx persons were killed near Vanegas, San Luis Potosl, last night. Mullen arrived here an .a special train which brought passengers Into Mexico City 12 hours was tho middle of tho night when tho trains crashed and passengers sleeping In pullmans got a terrific jolt, as tho trains were traveling, at about BO miles an hour," Mullen said. "Tho two engines were destroyed and some lighter second class cars were crushed but tho Pull- mana remained on the tracks. "No Americans were among tho injured. "We passengers were told that tho engineer of the northbound train failed to follow orders to take a siding to let tho Southbound train pass." FLORIDA KIDNAPER DIED IN EtECTRIt: CHAIRON FRIDAY FRANKLIN PIERCE M'CALL CONVICTED IN FATAL KID- NAPING SMALL BOY RAIFORD, Fla., Feb. 24. — Franklin Pierce Mc- more minor injuries, except Lewis. All were released approprlatl WATCH - CLOCK - JEWELRY REPAIRING AXt WORK GPAnANTFKD G. D. RHOADS, Jeweler Committee members had quoted him previously as saying the public debt was going to reach $50,000,000 and could do so without endangering the nation's financial structure. •• The printed testimony showed he declined to venture an opinion as to how high the public debt could safely go. The secretary told the committee he hoped congress would consider bank holding companies. Asserting this was the only phase of the banking situation that "bothered" him and had not been corrected, Morgenthau said that in some sections of the country bank holding companies having control of so many banks "may not always be In the Interest of the communities which they serve, where the control is outside of tho community." • Death House Mike Died In Electric 1 ChairLast Night OSSINING, N. Y., Feb. 24.—W —Tearfully protesting his Innocence, "Death House" Michael Alex, who twice had escaped execution, died last night in the electric chair for the murder of an Insurance collector. Ho had spent a total of 22 months In the death house, after six trials on murder charges. In 1932, he flrut was sentenced to the chair for the killing of Frank Pendlebury, a Long Island grocer. Although convicted twice, higher court reversals saved him. WThllo he was out on ball, following three mistrials, Alex was arrested and convicted of the slaying of Jack Ehrllch, Manhattan Insurance collector. More Baby Chicks Are fed Bed Chain Chick Starter every year. It gives better result*. Distributed By HcCOLFIN GRAIN CO&IPANT Telephone 470. ' Jaeger is executive vice president, and McConney is actuary and vice president, of a DCS Molnes, Iowa, insurance company. Haugue, Sauers, Fraser, Portwood, Ryan and Cantrell are agents or agency managers for the Des Molnes company in their homo cities. The insurance party, in two special Pullmans, was en route to the San Francisco Fair. Also on the train were several young people from prominent Denver families en route to Sun Valley. Union Pacific officials here declined to explain the cause of the accident. At Omaha, Neb., officials of the line said a broken axle on the diner caused the derailment. Those taken to the hospital at Rawllns, 100 miles west of the wreck acene, were: Maynard Lawrence, 37, Denver, cut forehead. ; John Galloway, 30, Calgary, Alta., cuts and bruises. H. M. Herbel, 41, San Francisco, mavle company (Warner Bros.) employe. Mrs. Isabel Haugue, Coeur D'- Aleno, Idaho. W. E. Callaway, 50, Los Angeles, movie company (Warner Bros.) employe. To Start Investigation, OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 25.—(flV-H. C. Mann, vice president In charge of operations for the Union Pacific railroad, said today an immediate investigation will be launched Into the wreck of the railroad's "Pony Express" passenger train near Bosler, Wyo., last night. He said Investigation disclosed the wreck was not caused by a broken axle, as announced previously, but by a_broken rail. Blooming Grove < Teacher Given Leave Absence BLOOMING GROVE, Feb. 24.— W. P. Orme, vocational agriculture teacher in the local school, has been given a leave of absence until July i, due to 111 health. Taylor Hatcher . of Jefferson, a graduate of Texas A. and M. College, has been elected to teach the agriculture classes during the time of Orme'.i absence. DES MOINES, Feb. 25.—(/P)— American business men today studied an Invitation from Secretary of Commerce Harry L. Hopkins for labor, agriculture and business to join government "on the same side of the table" to ' work out the nation's economic problems, In a speech filled with references to "free enterprise," "private Investment" and "business confidence," the secretary here last night asserted the national administration is out to promote recovery "with all the vigor and power at its command." "The government earnestly wishes that these things (recovery) be accomplished, and we ask that labor, the farmer and business men join us not across, but on the same side of the table to accomplish our common purpose," Hopkins asserted. First comment from business circles indicated a favorable reaction, in general, to the cabinet members speech. However there were some who softened their appraisal of his plans with a suggestion that business wait for a practical demonstration of his program. Hopkins first formal address since joining President Roosevelt's cabinet was made at an Economic club dinner on the other side of the speaker sat W. A. Harrlman of Harrlman, N. Y., chairman of the Union Pacific rallroa4 board of directors and chairman of the business advisory council for the department of commerce. Encouraging Speech. Harrlman said tho speech 'should bo encouraging to everyone responsible for the conduct of business." He predicted Hopkins will be "the greatest secretary of commerce we ever had." In New York, Floyd B. Carlisle, chairman of Consolidated Edison company of New York, and Wendell L. Wlllkle, president of commonwealth and Southern Corporation, commented favorably junior colleges to feed the senior schools and not more senior colleges." Practically no arguments were heard from proponents. Rep. Robert H. Wood of Marshall, pleading against house approval of the proposal, asserted amid laughter: "The' dodo bird has been flying around here." Asked to explain what he meant. Wood refused but members took It to mean he believed there had been considerable trad- Ing of votes since yesterday because of the change In sentiment. A similar bill has been pending In the senate but has not received floor consideration. The house transferred from the state affairs committee to the federal relations group a bill setting up civil service for state employees. Blocks Oil Proratlon BUI. Before adjournment for the week-end, members blocked efforts to consider a proposal extending for two years the oil pro- ration laws. Rep. Abe Mays ol Atlanta said he would oppose tn< bill, after advocates had asserted It was unopposed. A flood of 80 bills submitted yesterday, the final rate for introduction, were assigned to committee. Among them were proposals to: Create an upper Gaudalupe River Authority; .... Prohibit the sale of obscene publications; Pay a bounty of 10 cents each on rattlesnakes, Jack rabbits and Prevent abuses in "bucke' shops"; Revise bar examinations; Tax securities and commodities brokers 3 per cent o£ commls 8 Levy an additional tax on clg Abolish tho livestock sanitary commission and substitute a state veterinarian to be appointed by tho commissioner of agriculture; Levy a tax ranging from 1 to 10 per cent on salaries and fees of nubllo officials from $100 up; Appropriate $7,000 to pay expenses of a confederate reunion In 1940. ~ _ _ Low Rate Incmoe Tax Is Advocated FORT WORTH, Feb. 24.-</P>George C. Raster, professlor of government at Southwestern University, Georgetown, advocated a low-rate income tax here yestcr- a speaklng before the convention of the Texas Wholesale Grocers Association, Hester said tho present Texas state government was "60 years out of date and the most dilapidated in tho world." Hestor described Gov. W. Lee O'Danlels' proposed transaction tax as a move toward a sales tax. Beauty Nudges Way THOMAS CHARGES SPECULATORS BACK RELEASJ10AN LINT WASHINGTON, Feb. 24.-(/P)— Senator Thomas (D-Okla) charged today that cotton speculators who are "short" on the market were pressing for release of govern- ncnt loan cotton In an attempt o cash In on a price decline. The Oklahoma senator made .his charge at a hearing of the senate agriculture committee considering several bills dealing with tho more than 11,000,000 bales now under government loans. Thomas said he had a letter .'rom a member of the New York Cotton Exchange showing that 'shorts" with cotton futures contracts for delivery during this year amounted to 2,204,600 bales on Feb. 21. "It Is obvious that those 'who are short want a lot of this cotton turned loose, to break the market for their own benefit," Thomas said. "If those short Interests can get congress to release cotton and break the market so the price drops a cent a pound, that would be $5 a bale, or more than $10,000,000 on that exchange." Chairman Smith (D-SC), author of one of the bills calling for release of loan cotton, suggested that a definite minimum price for release could prevent any market break by which speculators might profit. Tho committee asked Jesse H. Jones, chairman of tho Reconstruction Finance Corporation, today for advice on tho big sur- P The RFC and affiliated Federal agencies have loaned more than $800,000,000 on cotton, and now have some $500,000,000 outstanding on more than 11,000,000 bales. Senators from southern states have a variety of bills before the committee proposing different ways of reducing those loan 8 Secretary Wallace, during a two- hour session with the committee legislation should be Call was put to death in the electric chair today for the fatal kidnaping of fjve- year-old James Bailey Cash, Jr., at Princeton, Fla., last May. The nwltoh wns thrown at 11:09 a. m. (EST, 10:08 CST.) McCall was electrocuted Just four dnya short of nine months from the time ho kidnaped the tow-headed lad. Admitting In open court he alone stole "Skcogle" nnd collected $10,000 ransom from the father, Me- Call Insisted he did not want to harm hln victim and had smothered him accidentally. The execution first was aet for last Monday. Seventy minutes before the scheduled hour, I* F. Chapman, state prison farm superintendent, announced a delay until today. The delay was given to permit McCall's attorneys to seek a stay of through tho United States su- premo court. They were turned down by two Justices In Washington late yesterday and also lost another aeries of last minute moves to halt the execution. McCall's pretty young wife visited him this morning, departing dry-eyed after remaining in the coll about half an hour. Another last-minute visitor was an uncle, Amos McCall of Jasper, Fla. Sheriff D. C. Coloman of Dade county, who threw the switch, started reading tho death warrant to McCall in his death house cell at 10:31 a. m. McCnll Reassures Sheriff, When Coleman finished, MeCall said to him In a calm, even voice: "Well, Mr. Coleman, I want you to know that I understand your position and yo\i just take it easy." It was Coleman who arrested the kidnaper and turned him over to federal bureau of investigation agents. McCall was pronounced dead at 11:16 a. m. He went to the chair after reading aloud a hand-written manuscript In which he reasserted bis innocence of crime. Attorney C. A. Avrlett failed to obtain a stay. Gov. Fred Cone has indicated no intention to Intervene for the admitted abductor of James Bailey Cash, Jr. McCall's attorneys contend the youth did not have ample counsel when he pleated guilty to the kidnaping charge' and that 'he should not be executed before he Is given a jury trial, since the ransom kidnaping law provides death except when a jury recommends mercy. yesterday, said any dealing with cotton passed within two weeks. Many cotton growers already have planted their crops, he said, and considerable time was needed to accomplish administration of any changes in the present program. i Kerens Man Died In Local Hospital R. B. Hixon, aged 68 years, of Kerens, died in the P and S. hospital Saturday morning shortly after 10 o'clock. Funeral arrangements were not known here. on Hopkins' speech. Carlisle said the secretary's comment on utilities "clearly Indicates a desire on the part of the administration to remove doubt x x x as to the competitive fields of public ownership and operation and the fields occupied by the private companies." Wlllkle expressed the view that If Hopkins "speaks with tho authority of those governmental agencies tnat hav* to do with the power industry, x x x his offer of cooperation x x x will be reassuring, X x x The log jam In utility investment, which is broken would mean so much in promoting employment, must be broken by action on the part of gov- BERLIN OFFICIALS SPEED EMIGRATION OF JEWS SATURDAY ^ BERLIN, Feb. 25.—(fl>-Tho Berlin police authorities today acted to speed emigration of Jews by serving notice on tho Jewish community of the city that it must furnish each day the names of 100 Jews who then will be requested to leave the country within two weeks. Tho order is to take effect Monday. Some now measure against tne alleged enemies of tho nazl regime had been expected today following a double-barrelled attack on "German-haters abroad" and opponents of- tho regime at homo delivered by Chancellor Hitler and his minister of propaganda, Paul Joseph Goebbels. Hitler spoko last night at a Munich rally of his "Old Guard" on the 19th anniversary of the founding of his nazl movement. Goobbols' blast appeared In Hitler's paper, Voelklschor Beobach- ter. Both acknowledged contln. ernment." The widely known economist, Dr. Lionel P, Edle, commenting in New York, asserted the secretary's statement of purpose to bring out private Investment "will be most welcome in all business circles." Use a Dally Sun Want Ad for q.ulck result*. Into Legislature AUSTIN, Feb. 24.—(/P>—Beauty— or at least the commercial aspects of it—nudged its way into Texas legislative halls today beside taxation, pension and other major problems. In the hands of a subgroup of tho senate public health committee was a 31-page bill completely altering the present cosmetology law which seeks to control 22,000 beauty culture operators, 7,000 shops and 76 schools. The group was Instructed to report March 8. It was shunted to subcommittee for further study when the full committee—after a two-hour hearing—frankly admitted all it knew about beauty culture could bo written on something the approximate size of a postage stamp. Major features create a now board of cosmetology, prohibit the minimum educational requirements for students to two years of high school study and require that beauty school graduates be employed professionally for 18 months before managing or supervising their own shops. More than 300 woemn—trim hair dress, blossom-like complexion arid a general air of chlcncss demonstrating they knew whereof they spoke—crowded the senate chamber for the hearing. Mrs. W. C. King of Austin, owner of several shops, told the com- mlttee she favored tho bill because the industry needed so many things to improve H. "We're akin to doctors and dentists and would like some day to uoci opposition to the nazls Germany. In Today's police notice provided that as soon as the 100 names are furnished the necessary de- cluctlonu for taxes, the billion- mark tine levied on Jews last November after the killing of Ernst Vom Rath In Paris, tho capital flight tax and a special levy for the support of aged Jews unable to emigrate will be taken from tho fortunes of the nominees. They then will bo handed their passes, bearing tho large Imprint "J" (Jew) and told to obtain a visa to some other country within 14 days. Tho order caused consternation In Jewish circles, which had loped the roloh would permit them tn wind up their affairs •normally without undue pressure. Loaders of the Jewish community said they could name only 300 or 400 Jews of whose ability to loave within a fortnight they could give assurance. U. S. Diplomat ; In Berlin Dies of Heart Attack \ BERLIN, Feb. 25. (IP)— Prentlsi ' B. Gllbe-', charge d'affaires at the United States embassy, died last night of a heart attack. He was 53 years old. Mrs. Gilbert, who was vacation- Ing at Davos, Switzerland, was notified and started at once to . return to Berlin. Early last night the embassy advised the diplomat's wife that the heart attack was not considered selrous and that she need not hurry back. At 9 p. m, Gilbert died. Ho was a native of Rochester, N. Y. Funeral arrangements were 'to bo made after tho return of Mrs. , Gilbert. Gilbert had been In charge of the empassy since departure of Ambassador Hugh R, Wilson . Nov. 16 for Washington on aum-.v mons of President Roosevelt and .' Secretary of State Hull. Gilbert was succeeded temporally by First Secretary Jefferson Patterson who this morning notified tho United States depart- meat, tho Gorman foreign office and the Doyen (senior member) of the diplomatic corps that the ' charge d'affaires had died. Dr. Hans H. Dleckhoff, German ambassador to Washington, Who was called to Berlin Nov. 18 to report to Foreign Minister Joa-. chlm Von Rlbbentrop on the opinion In the United States regarding Germany, telephoned his condolences to Patterson as soon as ho heard of Gilbert's death. Monslgnor Ccsnro Orsenl&o, Papal nuncio and dean of th dlplo- ,mltlc corps, also sent an expression of sympathy. Lost Something? Try a Dally Sun Want Ad. get our semi-profession up to their standards, 1 ' she said, Chandler WlU~Not Talk. DALLAS, Fob. 24.—(/P)—Gov. A. B, (Happy) Chandler of Kentucky planned to return home tonight without addressing the Texas legislature. 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