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WEATHER. The only evening paper tomorrow; gentle south and southwest In Washington With the wi?5*- . . . _ . . Associated Press News Temperatures — Highest, 67, at 5:30 __ j u,, , , ~ p.m. yesterday; lowest. 56. at 4 a.m. today. and WirephOtO berVICeS. Pull report on Page B-8. Cloiing New York Market!, Page 16__ _SSh 142,178 No. 33,613. mDUcr WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, MAY 11, 1936-THIRTY-SIX PAGES. **** <*> Mean. Associated Press. TWO CENTS. Ml WALKS OUT AS LEAGUE WEIGHS SELASSIE’S APPEAL / INST CONQUEST Italy Will Not Negotiate in Presence of Delegate . From Ethiopia, Council Is Informed. JO QUIT GENEVA FIRST, ROME’S ENVOY HINTS British Cabinet Is Called to For mulate Sanctions Policy—Fugi tive Emperor, in Jerusalem, De clares Mussolini's War Most Cruel and Unfair Ever Waged. BACKGROUND— In two speeches that smacked of Caesar's ambitious utterances be fore the Roman Senate centuries k ago, Mussolini has revived inter ■ est in empire in the breasts of sub B jects governed from Rome. He r thundered to a nation, instead of merely a city, that "Ethiopia is Italian," and followed this up by an edict of annexation. He de manded reorganization of the League of Nations. (Copyright. 1936, by the Associated Press.) GENEVA, May 11. — Baron Pompeo Aloisi, Italy’s envoy to Geneva, walked out of the League of Nations Council ses sion late today when it took up the question of conquered Ethi opia. He announced that Italy could not negotiate in the pres ence of the “so-called delegate , from Ethiopia.” His dramatic exit followed a bitter protest from Haile Selassie himself against Mussolini's annexation of the African kingdom, and Italian hints that Italy would bolt the League rather than discuss Ethiopia in the presence of an agent of Selassie. However, an Italian spokesman said Aloisi merely was leaving the council on this particular occasion, and that the Fascist state was not resigning from the League. Regards Question as Settled. The baron departed with his entire delegation. One of its members told the Associated Press: “We have left because was cannot discuss this ques tion With the Ethiopian. Moreover, as the Italo-Ethiopian question is liqui dated, we ho not wish to discuss the question at the council.” Selassie's agent, Wolde Mariam, has Insisted upon being invited to every I session of the council which discussed the Italo-Ethiapian question. Baron Aloisi, It was said, contended the Ethiopian problem was liquidated Sat urday when Mussolini announced the Roman empire and the disappearance of the sovereignty of Ethiopia. A member of the Italian delegation asked permission of J. A. C. Avenol, the League's secretary general, to file Premier Mussolini's decree annexing Ethiopia officially with the League. Avenol refused, but acoepted copies for his personal information only. He told the Italian that he must reserve all League rights concerning the valid ity of the decrees. Says War Cruelty Record. Selassie, from his Jerusalem seat of exile, declared Mussolini’s war to have been the mo6t cruel and unfair ever waged, said it left Ethiopia afflicted with a downpour of poison gas. But, he Insisted. Ethiopians would rontlnue to fight for the preservation of international law and the collective system of security. , He implored the League to take no action that would legitimatize Italy’s "outrageous” aggression. As the council members gathered, the view prevailed that existing sanc tions would be maintained. Britain’s Policy Guarded. The leading sanctionist nation, Great Britain, was stated to be official ly ignorant of II Duce's annexation of Ethiopia and the decree making King Victor Emmanuel of Italy "Emperor” of that vanquished land. No formal diplomatic contacts have taken place between the British and the Italians since the annexation, it was pointed out. Dino Grandl, the Italian Ambassador to London, was in Keane, where he attended Saturday Bight’s historic Grand Council session. The British cabinet was called to hear reports from Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden at Geneva and the Ambassador to Rome, Sir Eric Drum mond, on developments in the Ethio pian situation, so as to be able to for mulate its policy regarding sanctions ' against Italy. A mysterious Ethiopian, Baccha Ourod, reached Geneva. It was re ported he was demanding the right to represent Ethiopia. The Italians, however, said they did not know him. (U. S. PROTEST REPORTED IN SMUGGLING OF GAS Japanese Taking Contraband Into North China, Consul Gen eral Quoted. Sy the Associated Press. TIENTSIN, China, May 11.—Ver nacular newspapers reported today the American consul general, J. K. Caldwell, protested to Chinese customs authorities against alleged smuggling of gasoline into North China by Japanese. The newspapers estimated the smug k gling entailed a loss of $120,000 a day, threatening a collapse of the whole structure of China’s national customs. \ Nanking authorities started an in vestigation with a view to checking wholesale smuggling, which also aft ^sets vitally American trade. Dr. Eckener in Capital Leaving the super-Zeppelin Hindenburg at Lakehurst, N. J+ Dr. Hugo Eckener, who was in command, of the giant craft dur ing its flight across the Atlantic, came to Washington today. He is shown at the Navy Department with Admiral William H. Standley, Acting Secretary of the Navy. —Star Staff Photo. Visit W. P. A. Office After Night in Hotel on Wel fare Fund. Thirty-four young men and women, handicapped In their struggle for a living by physical disabilities, filed slowly into the office of Harry L. Hopkins, works progress administra tor, this afternoon for an audience they have sought for months. The interview represented a tri umph for perseverance on the part of the group—members of the New Yoik League for the Physically Handi capped. who rode into Washington by truck early Saturday to demand an end of “discrimination” against them by relief authorities. Before setting out to see Hopkins, they held a meeting in the Harring ton Hotel to make certain that noth ing should go awry in this talk, planned by their leaders since Janu ary. when they unsuccessfully pick eted W. P. A. headquarters in New York City. They had to encamp for 40 hours on the seventh floor of the Walker Johnson Building, where Hopkins has his office, before they could obtain a promise from Deputy Administrators Aubrey Williams and Thad Holt that they could see the national W. P. A. chieftain. Night Spent in HoteL When Williams and Holt gave in late last night, they arranged at the same time to furnish them with $3.50 apiece, out of which was to come a night’s lodging at the Har rington, where they slept four to a room for $1.25. The determined group, led by Miss Sylvia Flexer, the (See CRIPPLES, Page 2.> UPRISING OF RADICALS FEARED IN PHILIPPINES Sakdalistas Reported Planning Rebellion in Rizal Province Tomorrow. MANILA, May 11 (JP).—Radical Sak dalistas were reported today to be planning an uprising in Rizal Prov ince tomorrow. Soldiers and police were ordered to redouble their vigil ance in the Sakdal-ridden province, which was involved in the Sakdallsta rebellion a year ago, when 58 persons were killed. Capt. Sotero Cacdac, provincial commander of the Philippine constab ulary, advised Army executives here he had confidential information that Benigno Ramos, head of the Sakdalis tas, now self-exiled in Japan, had or dered an uprising the night of May 12 to embarras the government of President Manuel Quezon. Last year Ramos messaged his fol lowers to revolt on May 12, but through an error in transmission the date was changed to May 2. That rebellion spread through several provinces dur ing which the Extremists seized brief control of a few towns. The majority of Sakdalistas are poor, uneducated farm laborers. Strikers Beat Woman. SAN ANTONIO, Tex., May 11 UP).— Striking woman garment workers broke through police lines and at tacked a woman worker entering a plant here today, beating and scratch ing her before offlcers restored quiet. Strength of New Deal in Pivotal State Hotly Dis puted as Vote Nears. BY G. GOULD LINCOLN. Staff Correspondent of The Star. COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 11—On the Democratic primary ballot, stick ing out like a sore thumb, is the challenge of Col. Henry Breckinridge to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in presidential preference primary which is to be decided at the polls to morrow. The Democratic David does not expect to upset the New Deal Goliath. He is merely offering himself, as he did in Pennsylvania and Maryland and will offer himself In New Jersey, & a rallying post for those Democrats who cannot support the Roosevelt New Deal. How many votes will Breckinridge get In this State? No one hazards a guess. The Democrats Insist his vote will be both small and meaning less. It will be interesting, however, for Ohio is the only Midwest State, the only State West of the Alleghanies, in which Breckinridge or any other anti-Roosevelt Democrat has offered to run in the primaries against the President. If Breckinridge does as (See POLITICS, Page A-S.) WEEK END ACCIDENTS COST LIVES OF 68 Census Bureau Begins Weekly Analysis of Crashes in Ef for to Cut Toll. By tbe Associated Press. Automobile accidents took at least 68 lives during the week end marked by the inauguration of census by the United States Government Census Bureau to chart accidental fatalities of all kinds. Illinois led the States with 11 deaths, while there were 8 in Indiana and 7 in North Carolina. The Census Bureau announced Sun day a weekly analysis of accidents would be made to mark the course of the accident prevention conference's attempt to reduce them. Scientific driving tests given last week by the Harvard University’s Bureau of Street Traffic Research showed the majority of 2,344 drivers tested were slow in stopping in emer gencies. NAMES SENT SENATE Nominations of Minister to Ethio pia and Cramp Forwarded. Cornelius Van H. Engert, Minister to Ethiopia, was nominated for pro motion by President Roosevelt today in recognition of his defense of the Addis Ababa Legation from marauders. Also advanced in nominations sent to the Senate was William M. Cramp, vice consul at Addis Ababa. Both men were advanced a grade in the diplomatic service. Engert was promoted to a foreign service officer of class 1 and Cramp to class 8 and a consul. The promotion means about >1,000 more annually to Engert and >500 to Cramp. Study of Anaphylactic Shock Reveals Ice May Act as Poison BY THOMAS R. HENRY, Staff Correspondent of The Star. KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 11.—A glass of milk, a few gulps of orange juice, a sudden chilling or heating, an injection of novocain, a whifl of ether, inhalation of a little dust, a scratch— and a dead child. One of the weirdest stories in the recent history of medicine is presented in exhibits set up here for the an nual convention of the American “Med ical Association. It deals with the dramatic and hitherto unsuspected effects of minute amounts of sub stances common in everyday life. A piece of ice pressed against the arm for a few minutes may act as a weird and virulent poison. The raw white of an egg eaten bu child may cause death from monia in a few days, or may chu(e the features of a handsome little boy into those of an ogre. Sunlight may send persons into epileptic-like convulsions. The most dramatic effects are those associated with a phenomenon known as anaphylactic shock. This has been known for some time in animals, but hitherto has escaped attention in hu mans, according to data presented by Dr. George L. Waldbott of Detroit. But tor a long time there have been sudden and Inexplicable deaths of children which have been diagnosed as “thymic deaths,” supposedly due to an enlarged thymus gland in the chest pressing against the heart or lungs. This anaphylactic shock apes the thymic syndrome. It comes when a person gets into the system soma substance to which there fc a par (SeeSCDENGB, Pag^T) L -• ECKENER IN CITY; ZEPPELIN RETURN TO START TONIGHT Famed Navigator Calls on President—Leaves This Afternoon. RECORD HELD LIKELY ON WEST-EAST FLIGHT Take-Off Set Between 10 P.M. and Midnight From Lakehurst Base. Dr. Hugo Eckener of the Zeppelin Hindenburg made a “flying" trip to Washington today, into which he crowded a call on President Roosevelt, a round of official visits, an Interview and luncheon at the German Embassy. Following a brief stay at the White House, Dr. Eckener, with his party, proceeded to the German Embassy. He was to leave Washington at 3 o'clock for New York. Dr. Eckener's time here was limited, since the Hindenburg will sail from Lakehurst, N. J., at Between 10 o’clock and midnight tonight on her return voyage. He plans to return by plane If weather permits. He paused long enough to talk to newspaper men during a call at the Navy Department. The veteran de signer of Zeppelins said the newest craft can make 80 miles an hour and may break the Atlantic speed record If aided by favorable winds. aneni on romira. Questioned concerning German poli tics, Dr. Eckener said: “I am not a politician. I read something about troubles in Germany, but they are all wrong.” The visitor, it was supposed, refer red to reports that he had had a dis agreement with Chancellor Hitler. A reporter asked as to the Hinden burg’s possibilities in event of war. “We are concerned with commercial developments,” Dr. Eckener said. “As to the possibilities of war, we are not concerned with those.” Dr. Eckener was asked if he hoped to break any trans-Atlantic speed rec ords on the return crossing. “I fear that at this time we will not break the Lindbergh record of 33 hours. But at some later time." he declared, shaking his linger at report ers, “we will do so. It should not be impossible with a favorable wind to cross in 30 hours or less.” Recalb Previous Visit. Dr. Eckener recalled that on an other visit to Washington several years ago he Inspected a possible site for a dirigible landing field in Hybla Val ley, near Alexandria, with the late Rear Admiral William A. Moffett, since killed in the crash of the Akron. “It is a good field,” Dr. Eckener said. A reporter reminded him that on the inspection trip he had been chased by a bull "Yes,” smiled the visitor, “it was a good fence which protected us.” Dr. Eckener's party was shown through the Navy Department by Capt. William D. Puleston, director of Naval Intelligence, in whose office the press conference was held. With Dr. Eckener was Capt. Ernst Lehmann, commander of the Hinden burg; H. von Melster, American rep resentative of the Zeppelin Co., and Lieut. Gen. Friedrich von Boetticher, military and air attache at the Ger man Embassy. Calls on Standley. The party called on Admiral William H. Standley, Acting Secretary of the Navy, and then went to see Rear Ad miral Ernest J. King, chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics. While the party was there it was joined by Ad miral King’s successor, Rear Admiral Arthur B. Cook, who has just been transferred here from command of the U. 8. 8. Lexington, aircraft car rier. Admiral King is to leave for sea duty soon. Dr. Eckener also went tor a chat with Rear Admiral Gilbert J. Rowcliff, director of Naval Communications, whose bureau kept in touch with the Hlndenburg by radio during the voyage across the Atlantic. The party then paid calls at the , Commerce, State and Post Office De vow Avzuuibn, rage A*a.; WARMER WEATHER DUE TO PREVAIL TOMORROW End to “Cool Spell’’ It Predicted by Forecaster—Mercury at 56 This Morning. High temperatures are expected to prevail again tomorrow, the Weather Bureau said today in predicting an end to the current "cool spell.” The foreoast was “generally fair" and wanner tonight and tomorrow. This afternoon probably will be clear

and continued cool. The mercury took a sudden drop yesterday, the afternoon high mark being only 67, as compared with the 90 registered Saturday. The low this morning was 56 at 4 o’clock. Readers9 Guide Page. Amusements...JB-18 Answers to Questions_A-8 Comics__ B-14 Cross-word Puzzle_B-14 Death Notices_A-10 Editorial_A-8 Finance _A-15-16-17 Lost and Found.A-S News Comment Features ..A-9 Radio _A-14 Serial Story_B-15 Short Story.B-15 Society .. B-3-4 Sports .A-12-13-14 Washington Waysldo?-A-2 Women’s Features—JB-12-13 / aw.shucksA the boys are RUNK/INr1NOLD \ jouett shouse \STuFFOMMEiy _FOOD FOR KEYNOTE THOUGHT! DEFEAT FORECAST Speaker Byms Tells Press Frazier-Lemke Measure Has No Chance. BACKGROUND— Sponsors of Frazier-Lemke bill have made yearly attempts to en act legislation for writing off farm indebtedness. Present measure calls for issu ance of 13,000,000,000 in new money to refinance existing farm mortgages. By its terms, farmers would pay the Government 1V4 per cent interest and 1 >4 per cent prin cipal each year. Inflation fear and constitutionality doubts are most powerful influences against meas ure. ay the Associated Press. Speaker Byms told his press con ference today the Frasier-Lemke farm debt financing bill had no “more chance of passing than anything In the world.” “I'd gamble on It,” he said. The Speaker conceded, however, that there was a possibility the House might agree to take from the Rules Committee a rule for consideration of the controverted measure to refinance farm debts with $3,000,000,000 of new currency. But ne argued tnat adoption oi me rule would be a different matter and would command a fewer votes. Forces Are Mustered. Leaders on both sides of the fight were mustering their forces. The first House test of the meas ure was due to start this afternoon following passage of the relief and deficiency appropriation bill and while leaders predicted an emphatic defeat. Representative Lemke, Republican, of North Dakota said that the House was certain to pass the bill. Representative Boland of Pennsyl vania, the Democratic whip, was working strenuously against it. He said, “I have no hesitancy in saying I’m doing everything possible to de feat the bllL” Parliamentary Tests Ahead. The measure faced two parlia mentary tests before getting to the floor for debate. First on the sched ule was a House vote on whether to discharge the Rules Committee from consideration of a rule permitting the bill to be called up tomorrow for six hours’ general debate. Should the vote be in the affirma tive, the House then would decide whether to adopt the rule. If it did, the debate would be held, to be fol lowed by a vote on the measure Itself. Democratic chiefs said some members who are opposed to the Frazier-Lemke bill itaelf believe it should be per mitted to go to a vote on its merits. Poes of the bill contend it con stitutes inflation, while Representa tive Lemke argues it is not inflation ary, because the new currency would be backed by farm mortgages as se curity. Boland predicted a close battle on the first vote today. He said Demo crats would think twice before voting to support a Republican in taking leg islation away from a Democratic com mittee. Should they vote to dis charge the Rules Committee, he argued, politicians back home will use it as a strong talking point. “If I voted to do that,” he said, “I don’t believe I would have the sup port of my county organization and there are plenty more in the same position” A test on the legislation was forced when 218 members signed up a peti tion automatically allowing the vote to discharge the Rules Committee. FIRE RAZES 6 BUILDINGS Downtown Section of Webster Springs, W. Va., Hit by flames. WEBSTER SPRINGS, W. Va., May 11 (JP).—Flames destroyed six build ings today in the downtown section of this community, causing damage es timated by firemen at between $50,000 and $75,000. The biggest building burned was the J. D. Cutllp store, a two story structure, with apartments on the second floor. Three persons in the apartments— the only occupants—awakened and gave the alarm summoning volunteer firefighters from surroui^ing towns. The cause of the dF was unde termined. Illness Fatal A. MITCHELL PALMER. MITCHELLPALMER DIES JOE AT W Attorney General in Wilson Cabinet Was III Several Weeks. A. Mitchell Palmer. Attorney Gen eral in the Wilson administration, died today in Emergency Hospital. He was 64 years old. Death followed an illness of several weeks. Palmer, who was once alien property custodian and also a Repre sentative from Pennsylvania, was op erated on for appendicitis April 29. Was “Fighting Quaker." Bom of peace-loving Quaker stock, Mr. Palmer battled so vigorously for his conceptions of Justice when serving as Attorney General that he became known as “the fighting Quaker.” Within a period of eight years— from 1912 to 1920—he led a successful battle in the Baltimore Democratic Convention for the nomination of Woodrow Wilson, served as a member of the House, turned down the post of Secretary of War, acted as alien prop erty custodian and Attorney General, sought the Democratic presidential nomination and engaged in a series of unusually bitter controversies in and out of Congress over his work in office. Nominated as Attorney General on February 27, 1919. he was not con firmed until August 29 of that year. In the meantime, however, adminis tration of his previous post as alien property custodian became a subject of live controversy. Bomb Exploded at Home. Regardless of this, he received a recess appointment to head the Justice Department and immediately em barked on a campaign against “Reds" which was marked by the explosion of a bomb at his home here on the night of June 2 of that year. This led (See PALMER, Page 2.) DEFICIENCY BILL PASSED BY HOUSE $1,425,000,000 Appropria tion for* Work-Relief in Measure Sent to Senate. BACKGROUND— President Roosevelt has asked $1, SOO,0000,000 to finance relief program in next fiscal year. In House, administration forces beat down attempts to earmark nearly half this sum for P. W. A. and to decentralize W. P A. Provis ion was inserted that prevailing wages must be paid on W. P. A. projects. Hopkins has informed both President and Congress that more funds will be needed before year is over unless private employment shows marked pick-up. The $2,364,229,712 deficiency bill carrying the administration's $1,425,000,000 work-relief appro priation lor 1937 was passed by the House today and sent to the Sen ate. By the Associated Press. A Republican effort to force substi tution of State grants for Works Prog ress Administration handling of the $1,425,000,000 relief fund was rejected today by the House. The vote was on a motion by Repre* sentative Taber, Republican, of New York, to send the big bill back to the Appropriations Committee with in structions to substitue his previously defeated amendment for State grants, with local administration by non partisan boards and State contribu tions of at least 25 per cent. The State grant fight was scheduled to be renewed in the Senate, where the measure goes from the House. Ballot Is Delayed. The ballot on Taber’s motion was delayed by a parliamentary tangle over a statement in the Congressional Record. Taber contended remarks ex tended in the Congressional Record by Representative Martin. Democrat, of Colorado, represented him as de fending W. P. A. when the contrary was true. A motion by Taber to have the re marks expunged from the Record was voted down, 240 to 114. Martin, who said it was a Printing Office error, then asked that the Record be cor rected. Representative Snell, the Re publican leader, objected, however, on grounds the majority had gone on record as wanting an erroneous record. On a standing vote on Taber’s reso lution. the vote was 86 to 80 against it. The Republicans forced a roll-call vote. The unsuccessful fight in the- House tSee REUEFTPage 4.) Firemen Risk Lives for Dog. PITTSBURGH, May 11 (AP).—Three firemen risked their lives today in a vain effort to save a mongrel from a ledge nearly 150 feet above a river front street. They were lowered 50 feet to the ledge. The dog leaped away from them and tumbled 130 feet to a railroad track. Quadruplets’ Turn for Worse Brings Call for Human Milk (Picture on Page A~4.) By the Associated Press. PASSAIC, N. J„ May 11.—The Kasper quadruplets took a turn for the worse today. It was learned re liably at St. Mary’s Hospital, and emergency steps were Immediately taken to prolong their lives. The 3-day-old babies — Frances, Frank, Ferdinand and Felix—appar ently weakened suddenly during the forenoon and lost their healthy color, hospital attaches said. Their tem peratures dropped below normal. Dr. Frank F. Jani, who delivered the quadruplets Saturday, Issued a call for human milk. Through the co operation of Mayor Florello H. La Guardia of New York, a 10-ounce sup ply was obtained from a dispensary in that city and was being rushed here. Further details cm the exact condi tions of the babies were withheld at the hospital. The mother, Mrs. Emil Kasper, was reported recovering nicely and apparently was unaware of the change In the babies’ conditions. The sudden change upset ex pectatlons that the Quadruplets had a "brighter” chance for life because of the way they had been responding to treatment and gaining weight on a medicine-dropper diet. Dr. Jani called the collective in crease In weight "most unusual" so soon after birth. He expressed par ticular satisfaction that the last ar rival “not so strong” as the others, had maintained its weight while each of the others gained an ounce. Emil Kasper is “the real sufferer,” said Mayor Joseph Zabransky of Lit tle Ferry where the $22-a-week house worker lives. Zabransky said the father has had "absolutely no peace since the babies were bom; people are trying to sign him to every kind of a contract.” Mayor Benjamin F. Turner of Passaic where the babies were bom in St Mary’s Hospital, said he would go to Trenton to seek Oov. Harold O. Hoffman’s aid in obtaining an ap propriation for the care of the chil dren, at least until they can leave the hospital. Mayor Zabransky also voiced the belief that thtr State should aid in bringing up the children. SENATORS TO ASK TAX BILL DEFENSE Wallace and Jones Also to Testify Before Finance Committee. BYRD ASKS REPLY BY TREASURY HEAD Virginian Says Larger Corpora tions Escape All Levy Un der Plan. BACKGROUND— House agreed to President Roose velt’s proposal that corporate tax structure be revised, with levy on undistributed profits becoming principal provision of new tax pro gram. Business has voiced consistent opposition to legislation, and more independent Democratic members of Senate Finance Committee have indicated doubts about supporting plan. Amount of revenue yield and probable effects on industry have been uncertain throughout, hy the Associated Press. The Senate Finance Committee de cided today to call Secretary Morgen thau and Treasury experts tomorrow to answer criticisms of the House tax bill before getting down to serious consideration of the measure. Secretary Wallace and Jesse H. Jones, chairman of the Reconstruc tion Finance Corp., also will testify. Chairman Harrison said the appear ance of Wallace did not necessarily mean revival of the plan for impos ing new processing taxes. Senator Byrd, Democrat, of Vir ginia asked to have Morgenthau ap pear to anAver his contention that the proposed tax on undistributed profits would permit many giant cor porations to operate without paying any taxes. Harrison said Herman Oliphant, Treasury general counsel, would un dertake to give the administration's reply to the protests voiced in open hearings to the House bill. The committee's decision to recall Treasury experts was considered a further indication of doubts about the House bill. Procedure Discussed. At the closed session today, lasting about two hours, there was little effort to debate the merits of the proposal, committee members said. Most of the discussion was about procedure. After the executive session Harrison still contended the "general theory’* of President Roosevelt's tax recom mendations would be approved, but conceded there would be changes in the House bill. For the first time he took cognizance of proposals for a compromise to con tinue present corporate taxes with levies on surpluses superimposed. Without committing himself to this proposal, which has been widely dis cussed among committee members, Harrison said it would carry out the theory of the President's recom mendations and could be easily sub stituted for the House bill. "The general theory the President had in mind, of increasing revenue and providing a wider distribution of earn ings, will be enacted,” Harrison said. Jesse Jones Called. Harrison said Jones was being called for questioning In connection with cor poration indebtedness and the bill's effect on it. "We felt the R. P. C.'s view, since it has made so many loans, would be very much worth while in this con nection,” Harrison said, adding that the R. F. C. had made many loans to railroads which have pleaded for exemption from the undistributed prof its tax proposal. Wallace, Harrison said, would be asked not only about processing taxes, which were recommended by the Presi dent, but also about the House bill's provision for a windfall tax on re funded processing taxes. Ai i liv Aicciucm o icwuiuiciiuaiiuii for new processing taxes should bo seriously considered, Harrison said, the committee would have to hold brief hearings on the subject. The testimony of the administra tion officials tomorrow, the committee chairman said, will be in executive session. Harrison disclosed that Treasury experts had worked out a simplifica (See TAXES, Page 2.) GAS STATIONUNION CONTINUES STRIKE Rejects as “Dictatorial” Labor Of ficial's Request Men Return to Work. By the Associated Press. MINNEAPOLIS, May 11.—The ex ecutive board of the striking union gasoline station employes today re jected as "dictatorial” a request by Meyer Lewis, American Federation of Labor representative, that the men go back to work. • Lewis, in a communication to the union last night? asked that the men, who walked out early Thursday in Minneapolis and St. Paul, go back to their jobs. The strike problem, Lewis said, was to be referred to J. E. O'Con ner of Washington, United States Department of Labor conciliator. George R. Lund, business agent of the union, said: “The strike was caUed by a vote of the union membership and cannot be terminated without their consent.” A special meeting of the union strike committee was called for today. The strike was called to protest against what the union termed abuses in leasing of stations by the oU com panies. A number of disorders marked the strike over the week end. Eight men were arrested after disturbances. Several hundred filling stations hava remained open, and owners announced their intention of opening others today.

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