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Mrs. Roosevelt Leads
Capital in Observing
Annual Mother's Day
Led by Mrs. Roosevelt, mothers
of the Capital today will participate
In a number of special programs
planned by service men and women
for the 30th Nation-wide observance
of Mother's Day.
The President’s wife will be guest
speaker at the annual YWCA-USO
breakfast at the Central Branch of
the YMCA at 9:15 am. Tire pro
gram will include a violin solo by
Pfc. Erno Valasek and a vocal solo by
Pfc. Rafael Sanchez, with piano ac
companiments by Miss Oga Valasek
and Mrs. Stuart Godfrey. Leonard
W De Gast, general secretary' of the
YMCA, will preside, and Page McK.
Etchison, religious work director, will
give the invocation.
Mothers of men and women in the
service will be senior hostesses at
supper parties to be given at the
YWCA-USO, Seventeenth and K
streets N.W. and at the USO Serv
icewomen's Club, 1911 H street N.W.
Three Musical leas.
Mothers also will be honored at
musical teas to be held at the three
local USO clubs for colored service
men at 901 Rhode Island avenue
N.W., 2011 Georgia avenue N.W. and
1816 Twelfth stret N.W.
A “Mother’s Day of Recollection”
service will be conducted from 10:30
a m. to 5 p.m. in the chapel of Trin
ity College in Brookland for 200
servicewomen and warworkers from
the USO clubs operated by the wom
en’s division of the National Catholic
Community Service. Father Louis
F. Miltenberger. moderator of the
;lub at 1912 North Capitol street, will
lead the discussion. Arrangements
have been made for midday box
lunches.
Mothers visiting patients at Wal
ter Reed Hospital will be honored
at a tea from 3 to 5 pm. in the
Red Cross Building. A musical pro
gram by the 304th Army Service
Forces Band will be broadcast
throughout the hospital. Special
stationery will be provided for
wounded patients to write Mothers’
Day notes.
Soldier guests go behind the count
ers and serve supper to visiting
mothers at the Servicemen's Club
No. 1, Ninth street and Pennsyl
vania avenue N.W. The boys also
have promised to wash the dishes
afterward.
Will Make Recordings.
Another feature of the day will be
the recording of Mothers’ Day!
greetings to be sent home.
Church services will include the
10th annual communion mass of
the Catholic Police and Firemen’s
Society at 8 am. at St. Patrick’s
Church, followed by breakfast at
the Willard Hotel. Breakfast speak
ers will be Police Supt. Edward J.
Kelly, Fire Chief Stephen T. Porter,
Commissioner John Russell Young
and the Very Rev. Ignatius Smith,
O. P., dean of philosophy, Catholic
University. The Most Rev. John
M. McNamara, auxiliary bishop of
Baltimore and Washington, will cele
brate the mass.
Members of both departments will
assemble at Tenth and K streets
N. W., to march to the church, where
they win form a guard of honor for
Bishop McNamara and the dis
tinguished guests. Both the drill
team and the recently organized
.. olice Department will
participate.
The United Spanish War Veterans
and auxiliaries will hold Mother’s
Day services at 8 pm. at the
Douglass Memorial Methodist
Church. Eleventh and H streets N.E.
Call to the colors will be sounded
by Department Bugler Anthony S.
Consol. The invocation will be giv
en by Chaplain John A. Lund. The
Rev. W. F. Wright, pastor, will
preach. The offertory will be sung
by Hugh C. Pearson and a solo will
be rendered by Mrs. Mary C. Bruton.
Benediction will be by Chaplain
Lund, taps by Bugler Consol and an ]
organ prostlude by Mr. Pearson.
More Baseball Bats Sought
For Summer Playgrounds
Hundreds o£ baseball bats still are
needed by the District Recreation
Department for use on summer
playgrounds. Milo F. Christiansen,
recreation superintendent, said yes
terday.
A dozen bats already have been
donated, Mr. Christiansen said, but
many more are needed, along with
softballs, tennis and badminton
racquets and table tennis paddles.
Contributions may be left at any
playground.
The department’s stocks have run
Very low, Mr. Christiansen said,
with no possibility of purchasing
new' equipment. Manufacturers
have been unable even to keep up
with the military demand, much
less place new' equipment on the
Civilian market, he said.
Allied Costume Exhibit
To Conclude Tomorrow
The United Nations exhibition of
the art of costume and textiles at
War Relief, 1720 I street N.W., which
was organized by Mme. Rene Ba
tigne in Washington, will close at
7 p.m. tomorrow’, it was announced
last night.
More than 4.000 persons have vis
ited the exhibit, including the Am
bassadors of all 12 countries repre
sented in the show or their wives.
Today Czechoslovakia will be hon
ored and Ambassador Hurban will
attend. The exhibit will be open
today and tomorrow from noon to
7 p.m.
f.
MOBILE, ALA.—REAL MOTHER’S DAY PRESENT—Several
hours after Easter flowers reached Mrs. Gordon Bell from her
son, Sergt. Douglas Bell, the War Department advised her he
was missing in action in the Asiatic area. He telephoned from
Miami a week or so later advising he had survived a crash in
China. He’s at home now and here shows his mother a map
of his travels. They are spending Mother’s Day together.
—A. P. Wirephoto.
Two Fighting Sons Arrive Home
As Mother's Day Surprise
Mrs. Mary E. Bobinger of Glen
Echo never expected Mother’s Day
to be like this.
Only 10 days ago she was talking
over the tele
phone about her
two sons in the
service—23-year
old Jack, a ma
chinist mate sec
ond class in the
Navy amphibi
ous forces, and
Bill, 34, an Army
lieutenant, re
cently trans
ferred from
Texas to De
troit.
‘‘Bill hasn’t
been home for
about two years.” *»<* Bobimer.
she said. “And Jack’s been in the
Southwest Pacific for about 13
months.
“I haven't even got a letter from
Jack in a long time,” she complained.
Then she couldn’t believe her ears
as she heard an excited voice from
the front door.
“I’m here. Mom!”
It was Jack.
Drops Telephone.
‘‘I dropped the telephone,” Mrs.
Bobinger recalled. “I just couldn’t
believe it. I laughed one minute
and cried the next while he was
telling me how he wae on leave and
wanted to surprise .UK.”
Jack started asking about Bill
right away, of course. Then they
both heard a car outside.
"And believe it or not—it was
Bill!” Mrs. Bobinger said. "He
.Wanted to sur
prise me, too—
but he was the
most surprised
of us all when
he came in and
saw Jack.”
The Bobinger
boys had still
another surprise
in store when
they learned
they had trav
eled from Chi
cago on the same
train.
"Bill said he’d
Bin Bobinser. gone up front in
the club car to drink some beer,
when I asked him where he'd kept
himself on the train,” Jack reported.
"And all the time.” he grinned, “I
was in the back club car drinking
beer.”
The brothers hadn't met in Union
Station. Jack rushed from the train
to the taxi stand, saw an old friend
driving a cab and got a quick ride
out to his house ot 8 Harvard ave
nue, in Glen Echo.
Met By Wife.
Bill, however, was met by his wife,
who is staying temporarily with her
parents at Wheaton, Md., and didn’t
show up until about an hour later.
Both leaves were timed so the boys
could be home for Mother s Day.
Jack has been in three major en
gagements in the Southwest Pacific
and wears the Purple Heart for a
» . ..— ■■■.—. 1
9 Elderly Couples
To Be Honored at
Mother's Day Rites
By the Associated Press.
HARPER, Iowa, May 13.—
Nine couples, all of whom have
been married more than 63
years, will be honored at a
Mother’s Day service at St.
Elizabeth’s Church tomorrow.
Two widows who celebrated
their golden wedding anniver
saries before their husbands
died several years ago also will
be guests. Of the 530 persons
in the parish. 200 are relatives
of those 20 persons.
e.f.droop&SonsCo.
Announces its retirement from business
as of June 1, 1944
The surviving members of the Droop
family and the Officers and Employees
of the corporation express their sincere
appreciation of the loyal patronage of
its customers during the 86 years of the
firm’s business life.
The building 1300 G Street has been leased
to Mr. Walter M. Ballard
wound he received in New Britain.
“It wasn’t serious,” he said. "I got
a piece of shell in my arm. I didn’t
even know I was hurt at first.”
A graduate of Bethesda-Chevy
Chase High School, he worked at
the Navy Yard here for a while be
fore he enlisted in September, 1942.
Bill attended St. John’s College
and Bliss Electrical School. Before
entering the Army, he was connected
with an agency for Bendix products.
He was married after he entered
the service to Miss Mathilda Welsh,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Welsh of Wheaton, Md.
Readers' Guide
and
News Summary
Sunday, May 14, 1944.
SECTION A.
General News, Sports.
Lo6t, Found. Page A-3
Obituary. Page A-14
Sports News. Pages A-16-18
SECTION I.
News, Society, Fashions.
Society. Pages B-39
Fashions. Page B-ll
Club News. Page B-10
P.-T. A. News. Page B-13
Where to Go. Page B-13
Resorts. Sfj. - Page B-t
SECTION C.
Editorial, Features, Amusements.
Editorial Articles. Pages C-l-6
Editorials. Page C-3
War Review. Page C-3
Book Reviews. Page C-3
Editorial Features. Pages C-4-5
John Clagett Proctor. Page C-4
Art. Page C-6
Civic News. Page C-6
Junior Star. Page C-6
Stamps. Page C-7
Garden News. Page C-7
Bridge. Page C-7
Cress-word Puzzle. Page C-7
Amusements. Pages C-8-9
Music. Page C-9
Radio Programs. Page C-10
News of the Fighting Men.
Page C-ll
SECTION D.
Finance, Classified Advertising
Finance. Pages D-ll-12
Educational. Page D-12
Ration Reminders. Page D-10
Classified Advertising. Pages D-l-10
There is a curse in your purse
and a wallop in your wallet. Let
the Axis have it—through an extra
bond.
I Negro Council Asks
Roosevelt to State
Stand on Poll Tax
The National Negro Council yes
terday called on President Roose
velt to state whether he favors
the House-approved bill to ban the
collection of State poll taxes as a
prerequisite to voting in Federal
elections.
In a telegram to Mr. Roosevelt,
Edgar G. Brown, director of the
council, also asked the Chief Exe
cutive to make the bill “must"
legislation. The President was
urged to “use the great power of
your office to end the filibuster by
Southern Democratic Senators"
and to “purge from your party
those who persist in blocking a
vote” on the measure.
Meanwhile, Senate Republicans
were challenged by Senator Kilgore,
Democrat, of West Virginia, to show
by their support of a debate-limi
tation measure tomorrow their
party’s position on the anti-poll
tax legislation.
GOP Could End Filibuster.
Senator Kilgore declared in a
statement that if the Republicans
vote solidly for cloture, the neces
sary two-thirds could be obtained
to cut off a filibuster-fed debate at
the end of 96 additional hours.
The Negro Council’s telegram to
Mr. Roosevelt said:
“Senator Ellender, Democrat, of
Louisiana stated on the floor of
Senate Friday that, although you
are reported as expressing opposi
tion to poll taxes, if you ventured to
come out for a bill of this kind
today then you ‘should hang your
head in shame for playing politics
with the Constitution.’
In the light of this challenge
from one of the prominent mem
bers of your own party, the National
Negro Council respectfully calls
upon you to clarify immediately
your position on the pending anti
Poll tax bill. The fate of this pro
posed legislation hangs in the bal
ance on the vote on cloture Monday,
and is further threatened by com
plete abandonment or final defeat
by the unholy Democratic filibuster
and the obvious agreement entered
into by Senator Barkley, your Demo
cratic majority leader, who recently
urged your re-election to a fourth
term, with those who would deny
colored American citizens their
rights under the Constitution of
the United States.
L.inKea name With Dewey.
“The additional charge of politics
by Senator Ellender would seem to
make it necessary that yotf speak
out immediately on this important
legislation, in that the Senator
linked your name with Gov. Dewey’s
public and unequivocally expressed
opposition to poll taxes.”
Senator Kilgore asserted that to
morrow’s vote on cloture “will de
termine the position of the Repub
lican Party on* the larger issue of
restricted voting versus unrestricted
voting.
"If they split their vote to such
an extent that cloture is defeated,
they will demonstrate beyond a
shadow of a doubt that they do not
favor a free exercise of the voting
privilege,” he said.
Senator Connally, Democrat, of
Texas, proposed that those seeking
to abolish State poll taxes "make
the fight where the real authority
exists,” in the States.
In a telegram to the Houston
(Tex.) Youth Council of the Na
tional Association for the Advance
ment of Colored People, Senator
Connally said:
"Authority to abolish the poll tax
is in the people and the Legislature
of the State of Texas. Why don’t
those who oppose the poll tax make
the fight where the real authority
exists?” '
Mrs. Hecht Bequeaths
Estate Worth $400,000
Bt the Associated Pres*.
BALTIMORE, May 13.—A will
disposing of an estate valued at
$400,000 wras filed in Orphans Court
today by attorneys for the late Mrs.
Mamie S. Hecht, Widow of Emman
uer Hecht, founder of the Hecht
retail stores in Baltimore and
Washington.
The sum of $1,000 was left to the
Associated Jewish Charities; a trust
fund of $5,000 to her brother, Levi
S. Sycle; small bequests to a num
ber of employes and the residue in
trust for her son, Stewart E. Hecht
and the Equitable Trust Co. This
amount is to be divided among her
11 children or their heirs.
Mrs. Hecht died at her home here
Tuesday.
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Murray Asks Workers
To 'Be Good' Pending
Action on Steel Pay
By the Associated Press.
CLEVELAND. May 13.—President
Philip Murray told the United Steel
workers of America today that the
organization’s “prime object is to
win this war” and cautioned the
membership to avoid “riotous and
disorderly conduct” while the
union’s wage increase request is
before the War Labor Board.
Mr. Murray, also president of the
CIO, added:*
“Don’t Jeopardize your union or
your country and, above all, don’t
jeopardize the life of a single man
or woman in the armed forces.”
Declaring himself "cognizant of
the fact that employers may take
advantage of the situation to em
ploy obstructionist tactics” in the
union’s wage case, Mr. Murray an
nounced that union officials would
ask the WLB to set a deadline for
presentation of testimony.
“Our organization is particularly
interested in having an orderly dis
cussion of the issues involved in
the steelworkers’ program,” said
Mr. Murray.
Before adjournment of the USA’s
second constitutional convention,
Jack Laurenson, a vice president
of the National Maritime Union,
asked the steelworkers’ support in
a drive to organize seamen on Great
Lakes vessels. Mr. Murray pledged
the USA’s "entire support.”
After long discussion, the dele
gates followed a recommendation
of their president and left un
changed a constitutional provision
under which 75 cents of each mem
ber's monthly dues goes to the in
ternational union’s treasury.
The union’s constitution provides
that dues must be at least $1 per
month, of which 75 cents is re
tained by the international and 25
cents is returned to the member’s
local.
Several delegates adVbcated each
division of the basic dues—50 cents
to the local and 50 cents to the in
ternational.
Mr. Murray said there was more
than $3,500,000 in the internation
al’s treasury.
Welcome' Program
To Be Given Today
The Washington Welcomes You
project, sponsored by The Star, will
present a program in the gardens
of the Octagon House. Eighteenth
street and New York avenue N.W.
at 3 o’clock this afternoon.
The program, in connection with
the American Institute of Archi
tects’ exhibit there of modem
Dutch architecture and city plan
ning, which will continue through
Saturday, is free to the public.
Guests of honor will be Herman
S. Hallo, first secretary of the
Netherlands Embassy, Mrs. Hallo
and Mrs. J. M. W. Honing Hamil
ton.
Julian E. Berla, vice president of
the District Chapter of the Amer
ican Institute of Architects, will
give highlights on the current ex
hibition and H. P. Caemmerer, sec
of the District Commission
of Pine Arts, will talk informally
about “Early Washington.”
Miss Hazel Morton, accordianist,
will play melodies reminiscent of
Colonial gardens.
Hosteses include Mrs. Charles
Block, Miss Virginia Eyre, Miss Le
wanna Henley, Miss Bess Hojer,
Mrs. Ruth Kippialky, Miss Caro
line Lean, Miss Mary Watkins and
Mrs. Jane W. Woolflt.
On the Roll of Honor
3 D: C. Area Soldiers Killed;
Sailor Is Missing in Action
The War Department today an
nounced the death In action in Italy
of tw osoldiers from the Washing
ton area. The parents of a former
District man were notified he had
been killed in action in New Guinea
and the parents of a fourth man, a
native of this city, were informed
he was missing in action in the
South Pacific.
—Pvt. Harry Bort, Jr„ 27, son of Mrs.
Lillian Bort, 4870 Cordell street,
Bethesda, Md., was killed in action
in Italy Febru
ary 25. He previ
ously had been
reported missing
in action in a
War Department
telegram to his
mother April 10.
Pvt. Bort was
a route agent for
The Star in
Bethesda for 17
years before en
tering the serv
ice and his
father, who died
nine months ago
served in a simi- Harry B«rt.
lar capacity for many years.
He enlisted in the Army four years
ago and went overseas in December,
1942, with the corps of engineers. He
served through the African and
Sicilian campaigns and had once
before been wounded. Two brothers
are currently in the armed forces.
Clifford Henderson, 18, aviation
radioman second class, is missing
in action,in the South Pacific, his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Philip O.
Henderson, 4724
Third place N.W.,
have been noti
fied.
Mrs. Hender
son said she was
not; informed of
the date her son
disappeared. She
only knew that
he was on a
dive-bomber. His
last letter was
dated April 11.
A War Bond he
had purchased
with an allot
ment Of pay M'. Hendericn.
arrived yesterday. He has purchased
$1400 in War Bonds since he joined
the Navy in July, 1942, his mother
said.
He was bom in Washington and
attended Eliot Junior and Eastern
High Schools. He was one of the
outstanding players on the “Irish
Aces,” a sandlot football team. All
47 of the boys who used to play
football in the neighborhood are
now in the service, according to
R. C. Roberts, District Fire Mar
shal and ardent supporter of athle
tics.
Staff Sergt. Hobart G. Binsted, 26,
Army Air Forces, who formerly
lived in Washington, was killed in
action in New Guinea on April 26,
according to notice received by his
parents, the Rev. and Mrs. John H.
Binsted of Accomac, Va.
Sergt. Binsted was the grandson
of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Bin
sted of Washington and the brother
of Mrs. John W. Crumpscker of
Arlington, Va. Before entering the
service he Was employed by the
Tompkins Engineering and Con
struction Co. here. Before the war
he spent 15 months in Japan as the
guest of his uncle, Bishop Norman
Spencer Binsted, missionary to
Japan under the Foreign Board of
the Episcopal Church.
Pfc. Glenn B. Bruce, whose sis
ter, Mrs. Marion A. Davis, lives at
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ARTHUR J. SUNDLUN, Pres.
- STOM HOURS ... 9:10 A. M. to 6 P. M.
51 New York avenue N.W., has been
killed In action in Italy, the War
Department announcement stated.
Mrs. Davis has gone to Oklahoma
City, Okla., where Pvt. Bruce lived,
to settle his estate.
Mrs. Guggenheim Dies
At 80 of Heart Ailment
NEW YORK, May 13.—Mrs. Flor
ence Shloss Guggenheim, 80, widow
of Daniel Guggenheim, philanthrop
ist and president of the American
Smelting and Refining Co., died
today from the effects of a heart
attack suffered two months ago.
She was president and a director
of the Daniel and Florence Gug
genheim Foundation, formed in
1924, which benefited many charit
able enterprises.
Mrs. Guggenheim was treasurer
of the Women’s National Republi
can Club from 1921 to 1938. and
later served as vice president* and
a member of its Board of Gov
ernors.
Her late husband established the
Daniel Guggenheim Fund for the
Promotion of Aeronautics and the
Daniel Guggenheim School of Aero
nautics at New York University.
Two sons and a daughter survive.
Funeral services will be conducted
tomorrow.
Medical Aid Bill for Kin
Of Servicemen Signed
By the Associated Press.
President Roosevelt has signed a
bill appropriating $6,700,000 for
grants to States for medical and
hospital care for wives and infants
of enlisted men in the armed forces,
it was announced yesterday.
The money will supplement State
funds.
Weather Report
District—Generally fair today and
somewhat cooler,
Virginia—Pair in the north.
Showers in southern portion. Some
what cooler today.
Maryland—Partly cloudy today.
Showera in extreme Southeastern
portion. Somewhat cooler.
River Report.
Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers
cloudy at Harpers Perry. Potomac
River clear at Great Palls.
Report Until 10 P.M. Satardar.
Midnight-71 12 noon_75
2 a.m-68 2 p.m-82
4 a.m-SO 4 p.m._88
8 a.m-88 8 p.m_84
8 a.m-68 8 p.m_75
10 a.m. 71 10 o.m. __ 75
Record Until 16 PM. Satardar.
Highest, 88. at 4:50 P.m.
Lowest. 65. at 7:66 a.m.
Record Temperatures Thla Tear.
Highest. 88, on Mar 18.
Lowest, 16, on January 8.
Tide Tablet.
(Furnished by United States Coast
and Geodetic Survey.)
Today. Tomorrow.
-.. 1:16 a.m. 2:20 a.m
- 7:58 a.m. 8:05 a.m.
High - 1:37 p.m. 2:43 p.m
Low - 8:41p.m. 8:44 p.m
The Sun and Moon.
Rluti, Sets.
Sun. today 5:58 8T3
Sun tomorrow_ 6:56 8:14
Moon, today- 1:26 a.m. 11:40 a.m.
Automobile lights must be turned on
one-half hour after lunset.
Precipitation.
Monthly precipitation in inches In the
Capita) (current month to date)’
Month. 1844. Average. Record.
January - 2.86 3:55 7.83 ’37
5:12 2:25 2:121!
SB1.;::::;:;:2.82 2.55 JIM 9
June - 4.13 10.84 ’00
July - 4.71 10.63 ’86
August - ... 4.01 14.41 •2s
September _ 3.24 17.46 ~34
October - ... 2.84 8.81 '37
November_ _. 2.37 7.18 ’77
December _ 3.32 7.66 ’01
War Plant Foremen
Disregard Promises
And Stay on Strike
Br tl>« Auoclated Prcta.
DETROIT, May 13. — Tele
graphic assurances that they
would not be discriminated
against If they returned to work
failed tonight to end a strike of
more than 3,300 foremen in war
plants of six Detroit manufac
turing concerns.
Robert H. Keys, national presi
dent of the Foreman's Association
of America (independent), said a
telegram from Chairman William
H. Davis of the War Labor Board
would not be answered until the
union’s officials hold an executive
session at 10 a.m.
Stating that the board expects
the strike to be “terminated forth
with,” Mr. Davis, In a telegram to
parties involved in the dispute, said
it was the board’s established pol
icy that workers who return to work
under its orders will not be discrim
inated against, and that the board
“will expect all companies to act
accordingly.”
Five Give Assurance*.
Mr. Davis said assurances against
discrimination had been received
from five of the six Detroit con
cerns involved. Those replying to
a WLB Inquiry, he said, were
Briggs Manufacturing Co., Hudson
Motor Car Co., Gar Wood Indus
tries, Inc., Packard Motor Car Co.
and Murray Corp. of America.
Because of the strike of foremen,
Packard has closed its plants, mak
ing more than 30.000 workers idle.
Production in other plants has been
reported cut by as much as 60 per
cent.
Mr. Keys said today the PAA haa
filed with the National Labor Rela
tions Board a charge of unfair labor
practices against the sixth Detroit
company involved in the strike, the
Aeronautical Products Co. He said
59 foremen had been discharged by
this company because they went on
strike. The company made no im
mediate comment on his statement
Several of the strike-hampered
companies sent telegrams direct to
their absent foremen.
Union Not Recognised.
Hudson stated there would be no
“unauthorized absence." Briggs,
“Jobs are open for those of our
foremen >ho are willing to work as
in the past.” Murray’s telegram af
firmed a company policy against
discrimination against employes
who participate in strikes.
Packard stated, “Our desire is to
resume production under our for
mer conditions.” Gar Wood officials
telegraphed Mr. Davis, “Our only
concern is to be able to resume
normal production under our for
mer conditions."
The foremen’s union, which is
not recognized as a bargaining
agency under the Wagner Act,
failed to obtain managements’ con
sent to formal negotiation of griev
ances, and a series of strikes be
gan April 28.
In the course of the strikes, the
NLRB reiterated its holding that
unions of supervisory employes
could not be recognized as bargain
ing agents. At the same time,
however, the NLRB nted that fore
men could not be discriminated
against for union membership.
Art Exhibit Opens
Paintings by Laura Douglas and
modern bookbindings by Edward
McLean will be exhibited for two
weeks starting today in the print
rooms of the Phillips Memorial Gal
lery, 1600 Twenty-first street N.W.
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