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After two postpone ments requested by Mediation Board, a strike was called Thurs day morning by the United Au tomobile Workers (C. I. O.) local. The local demands a union shop, a general wage increase of 10 cents an hour, and that the mini mum wage rate be increased from 50 to 75 cents an hour. BULLETIN. CAMP HUNTER LIGGETT. Calif.. June 7 OP).—An initial detachment of troops from the 15th Infantry regiment left this Army camp tonight for Los Angeles, and authoritative sources said they had been assigned to strike duty at the North American Aircraft Corp. plant in nearby Inglewood. B* tbf Associated Press. INGLEWOOD, Calif., June 7.— ' Ranks of the C. I. O. in the North American Aircraft Corp. strike split wide open tonight as Rich ard T. Frankensteen, national head of the United Automobile Workers’ Aircraft Division, charged that the walkout was without authorization or ap proval Bitterly censuring the local membership in a Nation-wide broadcast, Mr. Frankensteen said: •'I take this opportunity of serv- j Ing notice on the Communists that j they must keep their hands off the policies and the affairs of the Air craft Division of the C. I. O. here on the West Coast." His rebuff, delivered first at a conference with the local's strike committee, a few hours after Pres ident Roosevelt had ordered the plant reopened voluntarily Monday with the alternative of Army ac tion. brought the following com ment from Elmer Freitag of the committee: “It is the unanimous opinion of" the committee that the workers stay out until the 75-cent <per houn minimum wage and the 10 cents an hour general raise are obtained." Sell-Out Attempt Charged. After the broadcast. Mr. Freitag. saying he spoke for the negotiating committee, issued a statement charging Mr. Frankensteen was at tempting to sell out the North American workers by advocating a back-to-work movement * * * and this committee repudiates him.” "We ask that the rank and file of the C. I. O. workers throughout the country take similar action,” the statement continued, "and call for his removal as U. A. W. aircraft director. "North American workers are solid In their strike for ’75 and 10.' “This is the only issue. Any thing else—such as the Red-baiting whimperings of the defeated A. F. L. or the wild threats of strike-break ing by Frankensteen—should not even be considered.'' The committee sent a telegram to Stephen Early, secretary to President Roosevelt, urging that the Army not be used to "help break our strike' nor to "guarantee the fabulous profits of the company. "The armed forces will not break our strike,” the telegram concluded. "Bombers can't be built with bay onets.” Ironically, the workers involved did not hear his broadcast, which went east, at 6:45 p.m. (P. S. T.t, but could not be arranged on a Western hookup until 9:15 p.m. The cleavage threw the strike Situation into a mass meeting called for 3 p.m. tomorrow, when Mr. Frankensteen and Mr. Freitag and supporters of each, will speak. The factory, which has a back log of nearly $200,000,000 in mili tary aircraft orders, employs 9.000 in its production division. The C. I. O. claims 7,000 of them as mem bers. J. H. Kindelberger, North Ameri can president, issued an order, meanwhile, for all employes to re port for their regular shifts Monday. Mr. Frankensteen. who flew here from Detroit, said in part, in an address broadcast by C. B. S.: "The strike * * * was called by the leaders of the local union com pletely without authorization of the United Automobile Workers Union cr the C. I. O. Violated Agreement. "The strike was called by local leaders while negotiations were still: in progress before the National De fense Mediation Board. It was called in direct violation of the agree ment made by local leaders to keep the plant in operation until the board had completed its findings, and despite the fact that the com pany had agreed to make all wage adjustments retroactive to May 1. “The irresponsible, inexperienced I and impulsive action of local leaders in violating their own aagreement will find no support from myself or our organization. We have vigor ously condemned such action before. I condemn it now.” Mr. Frankensteen said he had been working for two days “that local leaders may rectify this seri ous mistake” and the plant could • See STRIKES. Page A-12.) INGLEWOOD, CALIF.—C. I. O. OFFICIAL BLASTS COMMUN ISTS—Richard T. Frankensteen, <right', head of the U. A. W. Aircraft Division, who last night attacked Communist inter ference in the North American strike and urged union members to go back to work, here is shown with Lew Michener. West Coast aircraft chief, as they waited outside a closed meeting of local officials. —A. P. Wirephoto. Aroused Congress Studies Action to Prevent Strikes Draft Act Amendment To Permit Seizure of Closed Plants Urged By GOULD LINCOLN. Aroused over strikes in national defense plants. Congress is pre paring to take remedial action as speedily as possible. Several steps were under consideration in both houses last r.ight. First. Democratic and Republican leaders in the Senate have discussed placing a provision in the bill amending the Selective Service Act, due to come before that body Tues day, which would give the President authority to take over and operate plants which have been tied up by strikes. This is regarded as a speedy way in which to deal in a legislative manner with the strike situation. Chairman Reynolds of the Sen ate Military Affairs Committee, who has given notice he will call up the draft act amendment, limit ing conscription to men not yet 28 years of age. said he would not object to any amendment to the bill designed to expedite the national defense program. Vinson Bill to Be Called Up. Second. Chairman Vinson of the House Naval Affairs Committee said Representative Smith, Democrat, of Virginia would on Monday, June 16. move to take up the special rule for consideration of the Vinson bill providing for a ‘'cooling off’ period before any strike may be called in a plant engaged on na tional defense orders. This bill has been favorably reported to the House bv the Naval Affairs Com mittee and is on the calendar. The special rule for its consideration has been on the Speaker's table, ready to be called up. Third, the House will take up again tomorrow the $9,826,509,422 Army appropriation bill, to which there is pending an amendment offered by Representative Starnes, Democrat, of Alabama, which would prohibit the payment of any of this money to any worker who had struck for a period in excess of 10 days in a national defense plant. The expectation is that the amend ment will be defeated, although the support of this drastic provision against strikers is symptomatic of the frame of mind of a large num ber of members of Congress. They have heard from “back home" that the people are aroused to an un usual pitch over strikes in national defense plants and the people are demanding* that Congress "do something" about it. In some quarters the plan to add a provision to the draft amendment (See CONGRESS, Page A-5J Move Begun in Canada To Cut Gas Consumption By the Associated Press. TORONTO. June 7.—A nation wide drive to reduce gasoline con sumption in Canada—especially by restricting pleasure driving on Sun day—was proposed today by the Automotive Transport Association of Ontario. The association issued a state ment urging the closing of service stations on Sundays and asking motor transport drivers to save all possible gasoline. "Since most pleasure travel is done on Sundays, the saving of fuel would be considerable and a definite contribution to an economy that will help wTin this war," the statement said. This method of restricting con sumption was preferred, the as sociation said, to formal fuel ration ing. Nazis Are Reported Massing in Rumania Near Soviet Border Other Axis Forces Said To Be Entering Syria, Likely Next Battlefield By the Associated Press. German troops are reported mass ing in Moldavia, eastern province of Rumania facing the Soviet Ukraine, as developments in the Balkans and Near East indicate the slow gathering of forces for the opening of a new phase of the war. Other Axis men and machines, it was indicated, were continuing a steady infiltration into Syria, the French-ruled territory which seemed fated to be the next battleground in the German and Italian ef fort to push Britain out of the Mediterranean. A British news agency, Reuters, reported from Turkey that blue grav Nazis were being moved out of their many camps in Bulgaria to positions facing the Red Army in Russia. # Rumania Taking Steps. Partial confirmation of some thing astir in the Balkans was re ported in a Hungarian radio broad cast which said Rumania was tak ing extraordinary military precau tions, mobilizing troops, building air raid shelters and drastically curtailing ordinary passenger traf fic. These reports followed a British radio statement that Berlin news paper correspondents had been in structed to hold themselves in read iness for an important announce ment tomorrow on Soviet-German relations. Authorized German sources, how ever, characterized the report as "nonsense,” and foreign correspond ents there said they had not heard (See NEAR EAStT Page A-16.) ~~ Late Bulletin LONDON (Sunday) —Free French troops, with the sup port of British imperial forces, entered French - mandated Syria and Lebanon at an early hour today, it was learned in London. 1,000 Volunteer D. C. Firemen Asked for Emergency Duty More Regulars and Equipment Also Needed For Defense, Chief Porter Declares Fire Chief Stephen T. Porter es timated- yesterday the District Fire Department would need the aid of about 1.000 volunteers as auxiliary firemen, as well as additional regu lars and more equipment for ade quate protection of the Capital. While emphasizing that he and other members of the Civilian Pro tection Committee of the District Defense Council as yet had not worked out details of this phase of the defense plans, Chief Porter said he hoped applications for volunteer fire service would be received this week in the general registration of volunteers with the District De fense Council, to be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Brig. Gen. Charles W. Kutz, En gineer Commissioner, who, with other District officials joined Friday in the Baltimore conference with Mayor F. H. La Guardia, head of the Office of Civil Defense, declared thera would be a need for co-opera- j tion by Washington employers in the planned creation of auxiliary fire and police forces for whatever emergencies might arise. He said it would be necessary when these forces are enlisted to give them training and that em ployers probably would have to be asked to permit the volunteers some absences from work to attend train ing classes. Recommendation for the enlist ment and training of 1,600 auxiliary policemen, to be available for emer gency duty, has. been made by the Civil Defense Committee of the Dis trict Defense Council, which is headed by Police Supt, E. W. Brown. Gen. Kutz said he thought train ing of volunteer firemen and police should be started ‘soon,” but not until the problem had been further < See HOME DEFENSE, Page A-4.) Register June 10-12 For Home Defense President Orders Plant Taken Over If Strike Goes On BACKGROUND— Defense Mediation Board, set vp by President Roosevelt in ef fort to avert work stoppages on defense projects through volun tary agreements of labor and management, can only make findings and recommendations if mediation fails. Selective Service Act empowers Chief Executive to take over any plant “.refusing” to fill defense orders Congress meanwhile is working on various measures designed to curb strikes in detense industries. By JOHN C. HENRY. A showdown between Govern ment and extremists in organized labor over strike privileges in defense industries was shaping up today as President Roosevelt gave striking aircraft workers a | final 24 hours to decide a volun ! tary return to work or see their plant requisitioned and operated by the United States Army. The plant in immedaite ques tion was that of the North Amer ican Aviation Co. at Inglewood, Calif., where members of the C. I. O. United Automobile Workers have been on strike since Thurs day morning. All orders for requisitioning and operating the plant were prepared for President Roosevelt Friday, and. according to the White House, will be issued tomorrow morning unless a back-to-work vote is recorded by the union majority at a mass meet ing in Inglewood tonight. The President’s decision, ap proved unanimously by his cabinet, represents his determination, the White House explained, to see that there should be no further inter ruption of production in this plant, one of the key manufacturers of military bombers in the crowded aviation industry’. His deferment of action followed word that there was real hope of a voluntary termina tion of the strike at tonight's meet ing. but a strict deadline was im posed against any possible delay. Machinists' Chief Summoned. And as the Chief Executive stood ready to make this test of the Gov ernment's power and ability to oper ate a segment of the Nation's in dustry, he also summoned for a White House consultation tomor row' the president of the A. F L. International Association of Ma chinists, Harvey W. Browne, pre sumably to serve clear notice that he wants an end to the machinists' strike in the San Francisco ship yards. Striking machinists have rejected terms of a coastwide master agree ment. approved by national officers of the A. F. L. Metal Trades De partment. A third trouble spot in the labor picture, that of the lumber strike in the Pacific Northwest, in which the national leadership of the C. I. O. already has called publicly for termination of the work stoppage, is being watched without approval by the President, the White House dis closed yesterday, although lack of an outright lumber shortage has not forced executive intervention as yet. At Seattle. Worth Lowery, vice president of the International Wood workers of America, said the union’s rank and file would accept if given a chance to vote by secret ballot the Mediation Board's proposal to resume work Mr. Lowery added he personally was urging members to accept the plan as suggested in tele grams by Philip Murray, C. I. O. president. Striker* to Confer Tomorrow Delegates representing the 12,000 men on strike will meet in Olympia tomorrow to hear a report from O. M. Orton, international president who defied the Mediation Board earlier in the week in Washington. Under close administration sur veillance also is the progress of ne gotiations to avert a new strike in the soft coal fields. Southern op erators are still considering a pro ~"< See ROOSEVELT7Page A-12.)— f'watcmouA I For jeoosEyELT') (1BUV A Defense I l bonds/ A Lot of Advice on How to Keep the Home Fires Burning Two Die, Score Hurt in Crash Of Bus and Auto Near Laurel Passengers Smash Windows to Escape Flaming Vehicle; Engaged Couple Victims Two persons were killed and nearly a score injured last night when a Greyhound bus, roaring along the crowded Baltimore boule vard toward Washington, plowed into an automobile making a left turn in its path. The 10-ton bus—pushing the car in front of it like a match box—skidded down the road after the collision, turned over and burst into flames. The dead were listed as: Miss Inez* Monnett. about 30, of 1364 F street N.E.. a Navy Department stenog rapher, and Carl Owens, about 32. 1360 F street N.E., a worker at the Naval Research Laboratory. According to George M. Thomas. 6605 Fifth street N.W.. a friend of Mr. Owens, the couple had been engaged for six months and were to have been married next month. Both the automobile and bus were demolished. The occupants of the automobile were killed almost in f -- stantly and their bodies badly burned. The occupants of the bus— 25 passengers were believed to have been aboard—broke windows and fought their way out of the flaming vehicle. In the confusion following the accident, police were unable to get the names of all those injured, but reported that at least six were hurt seriously enough to require hospi talization. Almost every passenger 'See CRASH. Page A-3.) British Push Italians Far Into Southwest Ethiopian Mountains 2,000 More Prisoners Claimed in Fordings OF Flooded River S> the Associated Press. CAIRO, Egypt, June 7.—Pushing the remnant of Italy's East African forces far into the rainswept moun tains and swamps of Southwest Ethiopia, British imperial troops today claimed 2.000 more prisoners in two shrapnel-spattered fordings of the flooded Omo River. The headquarters at Nairobi, Kenya, announced that one force crossed the Omo from the east toward Jimma under the fire of Italians entrenched with artillery and machine guns on an escarp ment on the west shore. Despite the strong positions, It said, the British captured all the area's de fenses and the village of Abalti and counted 1.000 European prisoners. The second British contingent, advancing from SoddU. waded and swam across the fast-flowing river at a point 100 yards wide, also in the face of Italian cannon and gunfire, in a slashing dawn assault. Fifteen guns and 1.000 prisoners were taken, the headquarters said, and then the British staved off a counterattack. The Omo River flows generally southward into Lake Rudolf in the southwest corner of Ethiopia, near the Kenya and Anglo-Egyptian Sudan borders. As the Ethiopian campaign thus neared its finale, many of the South Africans who have had so large a hand in its successes have been shifted to Egypt’s western desert front to face the combined German Italian drive toward the River Nile. Other forces face the Axis threat to Suez from the east. Some came to Egypt in the motor vehicles with which they had eaten up the miles of Somaliland and Ethiopia; others voyaged north on Nile River boats. Coast Defense Guns Fire First Rounds Since 1927 By the Associated Press. SAN PEDRO, Calif., June 7.—Big guns guarding the Southern Cali fornia shoreline at Fort MacArthur boomed out today for the first time since 1927. The first round from short range guns, fired by the 3rd Coast Artillery, lifted the roof on a W. P. A. shack 100 feet from the emplacement and smashed windows of the shed wTiere gun crews calculate the range. Long-range guns were fired later in the day. Shipping 25,000 yards out to sea received advance warning. Two French Generals Land at Gibraltar Bj the Associated Press. ■LA LINEA, Spain, June 7.—Two French generals with an aide landed at Gibraltar in a huge tri-motored seaplane today, according to re ports received over the border The visitors were received tt Gov ernment House at once. U. S. Flying Officer Reported Drowned in Ecuadorean Crash Native Airman Also Lost Life, Third Occupant Of Plane, Saved, Says Bj the Associated Press. GUAYAQUIL. Ecuador. June 7.— Maj. Walter K. Burgess of Kansas, head of a United States aviation mission, and an Ecuadorean sub lieutenant were drowned when their plane plunged into the Pacific dur ing a flight last Wednesday from Esmeraldas to Guayaquil, it was re ported here tonight. A third occupant, of the plane. Ecuadorean Capt. Luis Arias, was rescued by a fishing boat after 31 hours in the water. News of the accident was relayed here by the customs administrator at Puerto Machalilla. He said the plane fell when it was 50 minutes from Guayaquil, carrying Maj. Bur gess and Sub-Lt. Davalos to their death. Maj. Burgess came here from March Field. Calif., last August 13. A search has been under way since i the plane disappeared Wednesday. Among the searchers was Lt. Harry N Renshaw. who was assigned to the mission here with Maj. Burgess. Capt. Arias said Maj. Burgess was piloting the plane when it crashed i 25 miles off the coast. He- related j that the craft went down imme diately but rose momentarily and | that he plunged into the ocean and started swimming toward the shore. He was rescued three miles from land. The officer said he never saw the American or Lt. Davalos after the crash Immediately upon receipt of his account planes were concentrated over the area on the outside chance that the wreckage might still be afloat. Japanese Warplanes Bomb Chungking in 2 Waves Bj the Associated Press. CHUNGKING. China. June 7.— - Japanese planes bombed Chungking i this afternoon in two waves and burned dozens of buildings in the heart of the provisional Chinese j capital. The British Embassy was damaged for the second time in five | days. The British buildings damaged in cluded the new offices of the press attache, which was in the process of construction: the offices of Ambas sador Sir Archibald James Clark Kerr, partly unroofed, and the offices of the military attache. Maj. Gen. Lancelot Dennys, a quarter-mile dis tant. The embassy was shrouded in acrid smoke from the surrounding buildings, which were destroyed. The British Embassy reported its losses to the foreign office and it was expected that a British protest and demand for redress would be made to Tokio. Radio Programs, Page F-5 Complete Index, Page A-2 $100,000 Set Aside To Probe Subversive Federal Employes Conferees Restore House Clause Directing F. B. I. To Make Investigation By J. A. OLEARY. A direction to the Justice Depart ment to use at least $100,000 of its F. B. I. appropriation to investigate employes of all Government agencies for evidence of subversive activity was agreed on yesterday by House and Senate conferees on the State, Justice and Commerce supply bill. The amendment was adopted originally in the House, but was killed in the Senate after it nad been opposed as unnecessary and a reflection on Government person nel. It was restored yesterday as part of the conference adjustment of House and Senate differences. The conference report on the oill. carrying a total of *275.000.000 for all three departments for the corn ing year. now' aw'aits approval by the House and Senate this week The highlight of the conference agreement was acceptance by the House group of a Senate increase of $66,000,000 for 145 additional air landing fields to be located through out the country for defense pur poses. $94,977,750 Allotted, The House originally had allowed only $28,500,000 for the completion of not more than 250 airports. The final agreement carried $94,977,750 for a program of 395 landing fields, the program to be carried out by a joint board from the War, Navy and Commerce Departments. When a Senate subcommittee held hearings on the bill last month an official of the Justice Department testified the House provision ear marking $100,000 in investigate Gov ernment employes was not neces sary. _ It was pointed out that there tSee SUBVERSIVE, Page A-4.)" Wife of Officer, Missing Since Friday, Found in Daze Unable to recall her name or where she had been since her dis appearance Friday, Mrs. Stella A. C. Thompson, 66. wife of Col. Sanford Thompson, 5913 Sixteenth street N.W., was found wandering in the 2000 block of Twelfth street N.W. | early today by a colored man and I his wife. The couple took her to the 13th police precinct where Sergt. William P. Barnes identified her by a card in her possession. Her husband, consultant on ordnance in the office of Undersecretary of War Patterson, rushed to her from their | home, and she appeared to recognize him, police said. Police said she was in "nervous” condition. She was in possession of j her rings and other jewelry. Col. Thompson and friends in four automobiles last night had combed roadways tn Hock Creek Park. Mrs. Thompson last was seen, it was said, after she left a beauty parlor Friday afternoon. When she failed to return to her home by 5:15 p.m. that day, Col. Thompson asked police to help find her. The beauty parlor is several blocks from hei home. Police quoted Col. Thompson as saying Mrs. Thompson was lost for several hours while on a shopping tour on April 7 and that when found she was suffering from lapse of memory. Wood Wins U. S. Open; Whirlaway Is Victor Despite an injured back. Craig Wood. Mamaroneck <N. Y.» vet eran. yesterday won the Na tional Open golf championship with a 72-hole total of 284 for the Colonial Club course at Fort Worth, Tex. Wood led Denny Shute by three strokes. Johnny Bulla and Ben Hogan tied for third place with 289. Warren Wright's great Whirl away easily won the Belmont Stakes and became the fifth horse in history to annex the turf's triple crown. (Details in sports section.) Sfimson Orders 44-Hour Week At Department 18,000 to Get No Extra Compensation; Paydays Staggered background Huge expansion of force in ex ecutive agencies has accompanied defense program, approximately 35,000 employes having been added in past year. Many estab lishments have resorted to over time on occasions because of in crease in work. The work week of War De partment employes will be in creased five hours beginning to morrow. Secretary Stimson yes terday ordered a 44-hour sched ule instead of the 39 heretofore prevailing. More than 18.000 workers will be affected, and they will not receive compensation for the ex tra time. Under the lengthened hours the employes will remain at their desks until 5 p.m instead of quitting at 4, from Monday through Friday. Sat urday will continue to be a four j hour day and the starting time, 8:15 a m., and 45-minute lunch pe I riod will remain unchanged. While overtime has not been un usual throughout the entire Gov ernment establishment since the defense program got under way, i the War Department is the first of the executive agencies to inaugurate a regular schedule involving extra i hours. Robert Dougan. public relations director for the Capital Transit Co., expressed confidence that the re arrangement of transportation fa cilities necessitated by the change in hours would be accomplished without difficulty., and that the staggered hour plan started in March would not be disturbed. Paydays "Staggered." The change in tne War Depart ! ment hours was the second break caused by the defense program in long-established Government rou tine yesterday. President Roose velt having earlier ordered a sys tem of ‘’staggered" paydays put into effect July 1. In a letter to Secretary of the j Treasury Morgenthau, the Prest ! dent directed that employes of the Navy, War, Treasury. Agriculture and Commerce Departments and the Federal Security and Federal Work Agencies be paid on the 8th and 23d of the month. Other workers will continue to be paid on the 15th and last of the month. The change be comes effective July 1. An unofficial count indicates that 107.560 Federal employes will re ceive their pay on the new days. That was the number of workers in those agencies in March, the most recent month for which the Civil Service Commission has compiled figures on the size of the Federal pay rolls in the District. Altogether in March the executive blanch of j the Federal Government had 167.081 employes. It is known that almost all agencies hate increased since then, but by how much is uncer I tain. The number of permaiynt work ers among the 107.560 is 88.253, and j the total number of permanent Fed eral workers in the District in March was 140,216. These permanent work ers are divided thus among the af fected agencies: Treasury. 17.972: War, 15.110; Navy, 12.597; Agriculture. 11.037; Commerce. 13.765: Federal Security, 8.749: Federal Works, 9.023. D. C. May Follow Suit. Employes of the departments and agencies .affected will receive their customary half month's check on June 30. On July 8 they will re ceive the pay for the first week of the month of July. Their next check will be received ’ July 23, and from | then on they will be paid twice monthly on the 8th and the 23d. Some type of staggered pay sys tem has long been advocated by traffic officials, merchants, banks and other Washington businessmen. They said that more than two pay days a month would tend to level out the sharp peaks and deep val leys of business in Washington and ease the trffic congestion in the downtown areas, acute at pay time. The District government is ex pected to order •'staggered" pay days also in keeping with the new Federal arrangement. Statements by the city heads yesterday indi cated the question probably would be decided at tomorrow's meeting of the Board of Commissioners. Commissioner John Russell Young, wrho recently urged the Commis sioners to take the lead in promot ing staggered paydays, favors fur ther adjustment of the District pay roll. Commissioners Melvin C. Ha zen and Charles W. Kutz said yes terday the idea was splendid, though neither one was prepared to sug gest what groups of municipal workers should be affected. Princess Martha Guest On Presidential Yacht B> tbi Afsociated Press. ANNAPOLIS, Md„ June 7.—Presi dent Roosevelt and a small party of ! guests, including Crown Princess Martha of Norway, embarked on tha presidential yacht Potomac today for a week-end cruise down Chesa peake Bay. Mr. Roosevelt and his guests mo tored here from Washington be hind a State police escort and were greeted at the Naval Academy by Capt. Thomas S. King, U. S. N., act ing academy superintendent. The President's other guests were Crown Princess Martha's 10-year old daughter. Princess Ragnhild; I Harry L. Hopkins, his son. Robert, and daughter, Diana, and Capt - John R. Beardall, presidential na I val aide.