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PRESSURE IS SEEN Commerce Bureau Hearing to Probe Hint of Pilot Coercion. Rumors that Eastern Airlines pilots who signed a recent petition to the Commerce Department requesting a lifting of restrictions on the opera tion of airliners used in the Wash ington-New York service did so under pressure are expected to be a subject of inquiry at public hearings in the Commerce Department October 7 on 1 the Washington Airport situation. Officials at the Commerce Depart ment said they expect to go into every phase of the local airport problem during the hearing and are prepared to consider both the requested lighten ing of limitations at Washington Airport and also the imposition of even more rigid restrictions. Petition l oads to Hearing. The Eastern Air pilots' petition, sent from New York last week, was largely responsible for the decision of the Commerce Department to hold hearings on the whole question, it was said. Capt. Edward V. Rickenbacker, general manager of Eastern, has an nounced publicly that if the Wash ington Airport restrictions on the Douglas DC-2 airplane remain in force, it may be necessary this Winter to discontinue the hourly Washing ton-New York ''merry-go-round” service. This would result in the dis- I missal of nine airplane crews and corresponding ground personnel, he indicated. Job Threat Seen as Factor. It is believed the threatened dis- j continuance of the local service be tween the two cities may have had a bearing on the attitude of the pilots who signed the petition. It is this ' phase of the situation which is ex- j pecte^i to figure in the coming hear- ' ing. The National Airline Pilots’ As- I sociation, which led the fight for en actment of the existing Federal re strictions on Washington Airport. j claimed the support of the pilots of Eastern and other airlines operating out of Washington. > Officials of the association said that, j although they have no direct knowl edge that the threatened closing of the "merry-go-round" has had any influence in changing the minds of its members, they feel the possibility of such a situation should be con tidered. WILL MAP CRUISE t -- Final preparations for a combined airplane and automobile cruise on Sunday will be made at a membership meeting of the Washington Air Derby Association at 8 o'clock tonight in the association club house at the College Park Airport. Automobiles are to begin the cruise from the club house at 11 a m. Sun day. Members flying airplanes are scheduled to leave at 11:30 a.m. The 4 destination will not be announced until time of departure. Eight air- 1 planes and 15 automobiles are expected to take part in the cruise and there will be trophies for a ‘‘fiying. compass hunt,” which is to be a part of the cruise, and for a ground crew con test. Members are asked to bring i lunches. Tonight's meeting will include a . •howing of motion pictures. 1 Jury Hears President’s Son * James Roosueu whose Georgetown home ivas robbed re cently by two colored youths, is shown leaving District Court after going before the grand jury to identify his gold watch, cuff links and other stolen articles. He is accompanied by Detective M. B. Moore Cleji) and Capt. J. E. Bowers of the seventh precinct. Those accused of me robbery are Francis Carter. 20. and James Dyson, 17, both of the 1200 block of Thirty-seventh street. They pleaded not guil+y. —Star Staff Photo. I--- l LOW MUM ARE THE* TALK OF THE TOWN • Insured Carriers • Insured Service ! ; • Local Moving • Piano and Electric Refriger ator Moving by Experts • California Shipments by Water or Rail • • Wedding Gifts Packed and \ 1 Shipped • Day and Night Service Our LOW Rates ARE THE TALK OF THE TOWN Your furniture and effects houled to "ACME" a modern FIREPROOF i WAREHOUSE, ot LOW hauling rates that are the talk of the town. Experienced movers of Pianos end Electric Refrigerators. Telephone "ACME” Day or Night Eetimatee Cheerfully Given PACKING - GRATING MOVING - SHIPPING UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE Cleaned - Shampooed estimatIs cheerfully given Year furniture restored es nearly te Its original condition as modern leaning and careful handling can do. All dirt and grease removed and colors brightened to give you renewed satisfaction in your furniture. MOVING E STORAGE CO. 4618 14- ST. N.W. telephone GEorpia 7000/fr Estimate -Em linn,, „-| .... ... i, .... .. ^ :v A A i- f * •'