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THE MALAKOFF NEWS e Events the Over apane se Rebels Slay Four Statesmen and Dictatorship Is Rumored--Hagood's Removal Starts a Row--Van- denberg Won't Enter the Ohio Primary. By EDWARD W. PICKARD Q Western ~sI)aPer Union. of Japan, led by a group of young army officers who the government's r of economy and restraint in the matter of advances In China and Mon- golla, suddenly staged a revolt in Tokyo with the avowed purpose of eliminating liberal statesmen whom they considered obstacles to the restoration of a military dictator- amp under imperial rule. Seizing certain government buildings in the capltal, they ruled to the homes of ~lw listed statesmen and sueceaded four---Premier Admiral ; Admiral Viscount Ms- premier and lord keeper ~rivy seal; Gen. Jotaro Wata- chief of military education, and Takahasht, finance mlniater. were wounded, and all of them were killed. Immediately took called a eoun- Goto tern- Martial law was pro* the loyal army largely outnumbering the reb- the latter in the build- taken. Meanwhile the also loyal, moved up to bay, itS guns dotal- the elty. I)larl~E ,the first day of the uprising ~hen the censorship, temporarily ~ary dtetat0rship, He has been the most elmnvlnistie of all Japan's high bother they would be able to con- net the governmenL Even Hberal political sources shared conferees patched uP the new farm bill substitute tim invalidated AAA, both holmes :he revised measure and it te the White HoUse. Senator in vain especially against ~consumera'" amendment the '~e-establighment' t rate as the secretary of to be practic. public interest, between the purchasing net income per person on the income per person not prevailed during the five. of power to the secretary ef Senator Borah said: ~We asked to confer upon him a on the face of it an ab- at even by diving imw- out and equalize the pul~ the producer and m that the seed loan farmer~ can be atteu- in would be tapered off. He still are necessary but convinced that the tm- need to which I met during the propasea in dlocu~ionJ' removal of Ma~. Geu. HagGed from hla eom- Corps area be- expressions con. ~ee- the The Re- congress, ter from General Craig to Secretary Dern, declaring Hagood's record was "marked by repeated examples of lack of self-control, irresponsible and in- temperate statements." HagGed had told a house subcommit- tee that it was "almost impossible" to get WPA's *'stage money" for "any- thing worthwhile." These remarks. said Craig, "can only be characterized as flippant in tone and entirely an- called for and designed to bring ridi- cule and contempt upon civil agencies of the government." Accusing him of *'thinly veiled" op- position and "contempt" toward War department policies in the past, Craig pointed out as "contemptuous" Ita- goed's references to CO0 activities as **hobbies." "collecting postage stamps" and *'taking an interest in butterflies.", Seeking a quick settlement of the controversy. Senator Byrues, Demo- crat, and Representative McSvrain, Democratic chairman of the house mil- itary affairs committee, both of whom hail from Hagood's home state of South Carolina, arranged a conference with Secretary of War Dern. This had no result. .~ENATOR VANDENBERG of Mlch- t.7 igan has formally declined to en- ter the Ohio Presidential primary, but does not bar himself from considera- tion for the Republican nomlnstlon. Writing to the Republican state com- mitres of Ohio, in reply to an Inquiry as to whether he would run, Vandenberg asserted his *'sole interest" in the Re- lmbllcan convention was that It should make "the wisest possible decisions respecting both party leadership and party policies." To conform to Ohio law, the Borah forces have found the required "sec- ond choice." This is Frank E, Gan- nett of Rochester, N. Y., publisher of a chain of newspapers, who has agreed to fight alongside the Idaho senator for Ohio's 52 delegates, to receive the votes of those pledged to Borah should the nomination of the latter be blocked in the convention. Mr. Gannett has expressed the belief that Borah is the one member of the party "most likely te recover the upstate New York vote," and he also holds the view that the Idahoan would be the strangest candidate in the agricultural states. WHILE waiting for lrmtructlona as to what to do in the matter of taxation, the members of the house-- and many other~--dlrected their atten- tion to the Investiga- tion of the activities of the Townsend pen- sign plan promoters. Speaker B y r a s ap- pointed on the probing committee of eight two avowed Townsenditea --John H. Tolan, Dem- ocrat, and Samuel L, Collins, Republican, both from California. The chairman is J. J. JasperBell Jasper Bell of Mis- souri, Democrat, author of the resolu- tion for the Investigation. It was un. detained that Mr. Bell had already gathered a mass of information to substaetlate the charge that the Townsend plan has become a huge racket. The leaders of both parties in eongreg8 have been getting rather nervous over the growth of the Town- mend movement and are glad to see it attacked; but some Impartial observ- ers call attention to the fact that the waY the committee Is going after it stocks ~ ~ncu~stitutional abridge- meat of the right to petition. It was expected that one of the first q~estions to be considered by the com- mlttes would be the~ salaries received by Dr. Francis E. Townsend. author of the scheme, and It. E. Clements. for- mer California real estate operator, co-founder and general manager. SENATOR NYE of North Dakota !~ determined that the war profits bill devised by his munitions commit- tee shall be brought up for considers. tlon at this ~lon. Indeed he more than threatens a filibuster to bring this about, if necessary, to get the measure out of the hands of a finance imbeommlttee which is headed by Tom Connally of Texas. one of Nye'l bit- retest opponents. The Nye bill provides for stiff taxes on earnings and virtual confiscation of individual income above $1oJ)00 a year In time of war. In addition it would empower the President virtual- ly to conscript industrial Is.tiers to maintain production of essential war supplies. UNEXPECTEDLY reveling azalnst administration direction, tim h,mse voted down. 172 to 164. the bill to exempt from state and local taxation bank stocks held by the Rec,mstruc- lion corporation. A similar measure pas~ed the senate 38 to ~ the day be- fore, The defeat was surprtsia~ be* cause the measure had been aaanl- mouely sup~rted by and leaders e~prewed GOV. EUGENE TALMADGE is vlr~ tually financial dictator of Gent- g[a. because the general assembly did not enact an appropriation bill, but he Is having his troubles finding funds to carry on. He declared there was a "plan hatched in Washington" to ham- per him, and ousted State Treasurer George Hamilton and Controller Gen- eral William Harrison for refusal to honor treasury warrants. Hamilton removed all the money from the treas- ury vault to a bank. Three state de.- partments provided funds for tem- porary operation of fiscal affairs. Then depository banks, the United States post office and the state's at- torney general took a hand. Mail ad- dressed to the suspended officers was impounded, cutting off the flow of tax remittances; all but one of the depository hanks refused to honor state checks pending a court decision on the legal status of de facto oft. clals; and Attorney General M. J. Yen- marts, once cited by Talmadge as an authority for his actions, declared his position had been misinterpreted. DEATH took from the seene twa men prominent in national life-- Albert Cabell Rltchle, governor of Maryland for four terms, and Henry Latrobe Roosevelt, as- sistant secretary of the navy and distant cousin of the Presi- dent. Mr. Rltchle was a leader among con- servative Democrats. from the start a de- termined foe of na- tional prohibition, and in 193"2 a candidate for the Presidential nomination by hhl party. Though beaten A.C. Ritchls out by F. D. Roosevelt, he had the set- lsfactlon of seeing his repeal plank put Into the Democratic platform. Of late he had been an outspoken critic of the New Deal policies, for he was a champion of state rights. Henry L. Roosevelt was the fifth member of his family to serve as as- sistant secretary of the navy, and In recent months he had played an in. crcaslngly Important part In the af- fairs of the department, acting as secretary during the illness of Secre- tary Swanson. He was a student In the naval academy class of 1909, but left before graduation to become a second lieutenant In the marine corps. in wbich service he rose to the rank of colonel pOLITICAL conditions in Puerto Rico, notoriously unsatisfactory, may lm rectified as a result of the as- sassination in San Juan of E. Francis Itiggs, chief of'~he Insular police, and a district police chief. Riggs, a former United States army colonel, was shot by two Nationalists; two hours later District Police' Chief Francisco Velez N. Ortlz attempted to put down a Na- tionalist riot at Utuado and was killed. Gov. Blanton Winsldp announced that a full inquiry into the Incidents would be energetically pusi~ed. Deplor- Ing the slaying of Rlggs as "dastardly," he asserted a revival of capital punish- ment and a ban against carrying of firearms, being urged upon the legis- lature, would prevent such crimes. Tbe assassins of Rlggs were caught and admitted the killing, saying it was in revenge for the Rio Pedras "massa- cre" in wliich police killed four Na- tionalists last November. While being questioned, the murderers, the police said, reached for guns and were shot to death. DEVELOPMENTS In Washington lead to the belief tlmt the Cope- land ship subsidy bill has been aban- doned. Word came from the White House that the Presi. dent, although he initiated the princi- ples of the" measure, would not press for Its pammge; and Sen- ator Royal S. Cope- land, whose commerce committee approved the bill whleh was a part of the adminis- tration program, Is so irritated that he may Sen. Gopeland drop IL Senator Guf- fey of Penm~lvania ha8 Ir~elmred a ing that new construction for foreign trade will conflnuo to be paraly~a~! bY uncertainty and lead to additional In- sistence by the l~avy department on the building of Its own auxiliaries. CAPT. AN~HON~ E~)EN, British foreign mtnl~sr, l~ood up in the house of commons and warned the world that recurreat~ of tbs World war was Imminent and la his opinion could not be averted exespt by a sys- tern of cutleetive leeurity "embracing all nations in an authoritY which Is unchallenged and unehallengeable." Eden impreu~l upon members ot the parliament the difference betwsen a policy of collective security and one of encirclement, such as the "ring of steel" which Germany complains is being forged about her by France. 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