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Flanders Won’t Protest Delay
In Senate Action On Censure By G. MILTON KELLY WASHINGTON UP)—Sen. Flanders (R-Vt) said today he would not protest if a decision is made on “reasonable” grounds—to delay until after the election Senate ac tion on his move to censure Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis). It was announced yesterday that no decision would be made for at least several days on when to call the Senate back into session on the politically touchy question. There were signs of swelling senti ment among some senaiors cam paigning for re-election to defer the session until after Nov. 2. Flanders, in a telephone inter view from his home in Spring field, Vt., said “I am disappointed” at the announcement of a further delay. Earlier, it had been widely rumored, without official confirm ation, that the session might be et for next Wednesday. Flanders said he supposed a storm of protest from within the ranks of Republican senators had much to do with the delay, and that he is now less confident of a pre-election vote on his resolu tion to censure McCarthy’s con duct as tending to bring the Senate into disrepute. “If senators who are running for re-election feel that way,” he said, “I'm not going to run counter to their wishes. But there should be a private canvass by the leaders among all the incumbent senatori al candidates before they finally decide both Republicans and Democrats. I think that will be done.” Flanders said he has not been in touch with Sens. Knowland of California or Johnson of Texas, the Republican and Democratic lead ers, who have been authorized to call the Senate back into session on five days’ notice. Whatever their decision, he add ed, “I will not protest. But I hope it will be on grounds that reason able men can accept.” The special committee set up by the Senate to consider Flanders’ resolution scheduled another ses sion today in an effort to complete by nightfall its report, designed to serve as a guide to the Senate. The plan is to make the report public on Monday. Its tone is a closely guarded secret. From several senators yesterday came word they had been told there would be no session to start next week. That led to speculation the session would begin Oct. 4 or else not until after Election Day. Vice President Nixon, returning Thomas Says U.S. Navy Can Handle That Of Russia CHICAGO UR The Russian sub marine threat, says Secretary of the Navy Charles Thomas, is the greatest in all naval history, but the U.S. Navy is capable of dealing with it. Russia now has a modern fleet of more than 350 submarines, Thomas said last night, and is ca pable of producing them at the rate of about one each week. But, he said, in contrast to World War 11, “we have the capability of dealing with the submarine any where and everywhere from the factory, to the base, to the high aeas.” Thomas spoke at a dinner com memorating the capture of the Nazi submarine U-505 by American Bailors in 1944. Eight hundred Chi cago civic leaders who helped bring the sub here as a unique ocientific exhibit attended the din ner. The submarine is on display m the Science of Museum and Indus try in Jackson Park. Optimist Saves Woman’s Life BRIDGEPORT, Conn. —David Berliner is credited with stopping a 49-year-old woman from jumping to her death from a hotel window ledge Wednesday. “I went to the window and started talking to her," he said. “I talked about everything in gen eral. It was just a conversation about anything so I could win her confidence.” In five minutes, Berliner got close enough to pull the woman to safety. He is vice president of the Bridgeport Optimists Club. TIRED? PUL MOD MAM FAST wHh famous 5.5.5. 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Army Checks Activities Of Other ex-POWs NEW YORK (£) The Army is investigating a number of former Korean War prisoners to deter mine whether they should be charged with currying favor with the enemy while prisoners. ' The number under investigation may run above 50. Army officials said yesterday that names of the men involved in the inquiry, ordered by the Pen tagon, are being withheld. Details of the investigation were not re vealed. Some of those under investiga tion are stationed in the New York City area, at Ft. Devens, Mass., and Ft. Dix, N.J. Some of the men involved have been discharged, Army sources sources said, adding that there is precedent for putting men back into uniform for trial if the charges are substantiated. Names are being withheld to pro tect the men in case the suspi cions prove unfounded, an Army spokesman said. These three possibilities in each case were outlined: A man could be exonerated; he could be “board ed out” of the Army, which is equivalent to discharge; or he could be recommended for trial. The investigators, according tot Army sources, have brought many former prisoners of war to nearby installations as witnesses, to tell about the conduct of the suspected men while prisoners. Job Right Plan May Aid Labor Peace By NORMAN WALKER '' LOS ANGELES UP) UR — AFL offi cials said today anew plan for settling job right rivalries between AFL unions will go a long way toward aiding labor peace. The plan, calling for arbitration of such disputes that cannot be settled through negotiation, was unanimously approved yesterday by AFL convention delegates. Jurisdictional fights between un ions over which one’s members should perform certain types of work have plagued the AFL for years. The convention’s approving resolution said such strife has spurred much of the legislation re stricting union practices. Squabbles over work assignment have in the past often resulted in strikes and other labor troubles which employers have been pow erless to settle. The new plan leaves it entirely up t o each AFL union on whether it will go along, but most of the AFL’s 110 groups have indicated they will subscribe. Once they do they stand committed to follow the plan’s procedures, all unre solved disputes would be put up to an arbitrator, or neutral, for a binding decision. Most union officials regard the plan as one of a number of im portant steps taken recently by organized labor to provide ma chinery for peacefully settling dis -1 putes. Only a few months ago the AFL and CIO put a “no-raiding” pact into effect. This similarly puts any organizing fights between AFL and j CIO unions into arbitration for binding decision. A number of major unions, also, have negotiated bilateral agree- 1 i ments clarifying conflicting juris-1 dictional lines between unions and pledging that any disputes will be peacefully negotiated. The agreements are considered to be legal contracts, enforceable in the courts if subscribing unions try to break them. But officials who have participated in writing the pacts say there is real intent among unions to live up to their terms. Two big unions, the AFL team sters and CIO steelworkers, have refused to go along with the “no raiding” agreement and Dave Bed*, teamsters union president, has said his union will also refuse to join in the AFL juriadietional plan. Beck said he is opposed to let ting outsiders rule on union af any disputes with rival unions. __ Friday, September 14, 1154 Sabotage Is Not Ruled Out In Jet Fuel Blast In Germany By TOM STONE BITBURG, Germany UR —At least 30 persons were listed as dead today and five more believed miss ing in the explosion of a 120,000- gallon tank of American jet fuel. Investigators said they had not ruled out sabotage. There were no American casual ties in the blast here in the French zone yesterday, near the Luxem bourg border. The colony of big tanks, at the end of a NATO pipe line from France, stores six million gallons of fuel for U.S. air force jet interceptors and fighter bombers stationed at Bitburg. The known dead included 22 Germans and 8 Frenchmen. An other 18 persons were injured seriously. Extensive Damage Military property damage in the Olney Asks DA s To Hold Probes On Housing WASHINGTON Of) _ Asst. Atty. Gen. Warren Olney 111 has called on the 94 U.S. district attorneys across the country to hold grand jury probes wherever wrongdoing is spotted in federal housing pro grams. “If this problem of moral and administrative disintegration in the Federal Housing Administra tion is now met vigoroulsy and ef fectively,” Olney added in a cir cular letter to the DA’s last night, “it can be assumed that the bene ficent effect . . . will permeate all branches of federal adminis tration.” Olney’s call was a followup to Atty. Gen. Brownell’s announce ment Monday that grand juries would be asked to look into any indicated housing irregularities. The program has been under in tensive investigation since last spring. 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To keep the blaze away from other tanks, the 1,000 frantic French, German and American fire fight ers pumped a' million and a half gallons of fuel from nearby tanks into the Nims and Sauer rivers. The blast occurred during a fire fighting demonstration watched by French officials and German em ployes at the fuel depot. German federal police, joining French se curity agents in an investigation, said the “possibility of sabotage” would be explored thoroughly. French Army engineers and Ger man police ringed the burned out tank today. Second Worst Blast It was the second worst explo sion in West Germany since the war. A blast in July, 1948, at the I.G. Farben Chemical works in Ludwigshafen killed 207 persons. Bitburg municipal officials said as part of the fire fighting dem onstration, gasoline was poured on top of the tank’s concrete roof and lighted. The fire fighting apparatus was supposed to put out the test blaze almost instantly, but instead the tank underneath exploded. The officials speculated that the test fire had ignited fumes in the exhaust pipes of the tank. The Bitburg officials said the demonstration yvas being staged by an international company en gaged in NATO air base n-'-r’- ; n. eluding the installation of fire ex tinguishing equipment, me uu& farm is operated by a company of Servicemen's Special SI.OO Day PRINCE GEORGE HOTEL 1011 FIFTH STREET Miami Beach, Fla. THRIFT SALE Sf. Paul's Parish Hall BAHAMA STREET TODAY and SATURDAY Benefit Building Fund French soldiers under NATO auspices. The explosion sent a column of black smoke nearly two miles inio Page 5 NEW CHEVROLET TRUCKS DO more work per day! There's bigger load space in most models, new power in all models, plus scores of other time-trimming features! —tti I jg|| ttk J more work per dollar! You get new upkeep-cutting chassis ruggedness, Increased operating economy—and you save the day you buy I MOST TRUSTWORTHY TRUCKS Now'* the time to buy! ON ANY JOB! 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