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Lewis charged today that President Truman's plan for fact-finding commissions to investigate labor disputes would “place in statutory irons 50,000, 000 people who work for a living in this country,” and would be the first step toward creation of an “absolute state.” Testifying before the House Labor Committee on a bill to enact Presi dent Truman's plan to minimize in dustrial strife through public fact finding investigation, Mr. Lewis also blasted the General Motors Corp. and the CIO-United Automobile Workers in connection with the cur rent automobile strike. He said the Government could settle the automobile strike in 10 days if it would allow the manu facturers a price which would per mit a fair profit. He termed the company's position in the dispute “dishonest” and characterized the UAW's explanation of its strike as “stupid.” Calls Proposal "Evil, Vile.” Hhe referred to the President's proposal as an “evil, vile-smelling mess * * * full of dozens of loop-: holes that would make it unwork able,” and said it was designed only' to "appease and protect a few mil lionaires w’ho find themselves frightened by the growing strength of labor.” Then turning to the General Mo tors strike, he declared: “The world knows and Congress ought to know it would be settled in 10 days if the Government would! give to General Motors a price for cars where they can make and sell | them for a fair profit. "They are making more money • now not making cars than if they! were producing them full blast, be cause of the present tax laws. I' X IV RlunrtprpH Hi> Slavs "And the poor blundering leaders of the UAW picked this rime of all times to shut down General Motors, when it would make more money not operating than producing, "The dishonesty on one side by the company is equal only to the stupidity on the other side for that labor organization. "I hope Congress won't equal that stupidity by enacting this proposed legislation for fact-finding boards. Will Fight for Liberty. "I don’t think Congress wants to bring about the turmoil that this bill would produce. "If you take away my liberty, I fight you, I care not who you are. I say that for myself and I say that: for labor.” “I speak in opposition to this bill as a representative of labor and as a citizen of the United States who is anxious to preserve its liberties: and freedom of enterprise,” Mr.1 Lewis told the committee, referring to the fact-finding legislation. Under the bill, the President would appoint fact-finding commis sions to investigate disputes certi fied to him by the Secretary of Labor as threatening the national public interest. A "cooling-off” period in the bill would prohibit strikes or lock outs for a 30-day j period while such a commission was carrying out its investigation. Would Aid Professors. Mr. Lewis described a provision in the bill for paying commission members $100 a day as a “section which should be labeled a bill to relieve the economic destitution among college professors in Amer ica.” His comment was in reference to the fact that a large percentage of the arbitrators picked to settle dis putes are college professors. In the proposal before the committee the commission would be given 20 days to make their investigations of dis putes. Mr. Lewis said the “first act of the college professors after they got their eyeglasses adjusted” would be to say they couldn't do he job in 20 days. Then, he added, the "profes sors would sit on the case all sum mer at $100 a day. Meanwhile, labor would be prevented from making any move. This would only delay settlement of disputes.” "I consider the bill would restrict the actions of labor, neutralize the tContinued on Page A-12, Column 1.) Late Bulletins Laughlin Denied Review The Supreme Court today denied James J. Laughlin, Washington attorney, a re view of action by District Court which fined him $150 on a contempt charge. The fine was imposed while Laughlin was appearing as counsel for several defend ants in the trial of 26 per sons on seditious conspiracy charges. Yamashita Action Deferred The Supreme Court today deferred any action on a re quest by Japanese Lt. Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita that it intervene in the war crimes case which resulted in his conviction and sentence to death. Charles Town Results FIRST RACE—Purse, $600: 3-year-oldp and uu: claiming: 4Vi furlongs. Miss Flyer (Anderson) 23.40 10 80 7 00 Charmful (Arduini) 13.00 8.40 Wilton (Garrettson) 7.20 Time, 0:54. _ Also ran—Macbriar. Wtldmute. Bit *f nerve, Rocky Craig and Toots Boy. a i Patton Paralyzed Below Neck, Condition Critical After Crash Nerve Doctors Called From U. S., England; Wife Flying to Side * i By the Associated Press. MANNHEIM, Germany. Dec. 10.—Nerve specialists were sum moned from England and the United States today to treat Gen. George S. Patton, jr„ lying partly paralyzed from a fractured neck vertebra which he suffered in an automobile accident yesterday. His condition remains critical, an official bulletin at 6 p.m. (German time) said. An earlier Army medical bulletin announced that Gen. Patton was completely paralyzed below the level of the fractured third cervical verte bra in the neck and that dislocation of the fourth cervical was being closely observed because of the very serious nature of the injury. The bulletin said an X-ray showed the fourth cervical had been pushed back in place, however. Gen. Patton was completely ra tional and spent a comfortable night at Heidelberg Hospital, the bulletin said. Hurrying to his side by trans Schwellenbach Says U. S. Will Not Seize GM Plants in Dispute Calls on Union and Company to End Row 'As Soon as Possible' BULLETIN. DETROIT (£*>.—'The UAW today proposed to the Ford Motor Co. a “company secur ity” plan providing for dis charge of any employe found guilty of “fomenting, insti gating or giving leadership” in an unauthorized strike. The proposal also provides for financial penalties against any worker participating in an unauthorized walkout. Bj the Associated Press. ^ DETROIT, Dec. 10.—Secretary of Labor Schwellenbach today said the Government has the power to seize the struck plants of General Motors Corp., blit would not exercise it, and called on both sides to settle their dis pute “as soon, as possible.” The Secretary told a press con ference it was “extremely impor tant" to th'e “economic life” of the Nation that an early settlement be ichieved in the walkout, which has nade 213.000 General Motors work ms idle since November 21. The Schwellenbach statement lame as the CIO United Autorno oile Workers prepared to present to the Ford Motor Co. its pian to penalize union workers engaged in so-called wildcat work stoppages ind walkouts. Defends Truman Plan. Mr. Schwellenbach, in Detroit for i speech tonight, included in his comments on the UAW strike at 3M a defense of President Tru nan’s legislative proposals to help abor peace in general. Asserting there was no desire on the part of the President to “de stroy” labor unions, he defended his thief against the attack on Mr. Truman by Philip Murray, CIO ^resident. The Secretary pointed to Mr. Truman’s "long record of friend ship for labor.” Mr. Schwellenbach said he would testify in Congress in support of the President’s proposal for the naming yf fact-finding bodies to act in ma jor labor disputes. The President held up his ap Dointment of a fact-finding group ’or the General Motors strike be ;ause the corporation and the auto workers returned to negotiation, Mr. Schwellenbach said. “The philosophy behind the Presi ient’s proposal,” Mr. Schwellenbach said, “is that the fact-finding boards (See AUTO WORKERS. Page A-5.) First Real Snow Of Season Falls; Colder Tonight Washington got its first real snow fall of the season this afternoon, but the Weather Bureau saw the flakes probably would melt as fast as they fell. The forecaster predicted the large, wet flakes, which began falling at 1:25 p.m., would change into rain later. The thermometer dropped 10 degrees from 45 at midnight last night to 35 degrees at 1:30 p.m. Much colder weather tonight and tomorrow, accompanied by strong northwest winds and a tempera ture drop to about 25 degrees in the morning, was prediotfed by the Weather Bureau. The temperature will remain below freezing all day tomorrow and should hit a low of about 20 degrees by early Wednesday, the forecast said. A high of 52 degrees was reached at 3:20 p.m. yesterday. Cold and windy weather is pre dicted for the entire Eastern sea board from New England to the Gulf States tonight and tomorrow, with temperatures falling sharply. The coldest weather yet _ experi enced this season is anticipated.. I ft GEN. PATTON. —AP Photo. Atlantic plane were his wife and a neurosurgery specialist. Col, R. G. Spurling of Louisville, Ky. Already at the hospital are Maj. Gen. A. W. Kenner, theater surgeon, and Prof. Hugh Carnes, a British specialist who had been flown to the hospital (See PATTON, Page A-12.) Dean Acheson Denies Hurley's Charges of Wrecking Iran Policy ' Says He Opposed Some Recommendations Made to Roosevelt By JOSEPH H. BAIRD. Undersecretary of State Dean Acheson denied before the Sen ate Foreign Relations Commit tee today that he had “wrecked” Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Hurley’s policy in Iran. He said, however, he had opposed certain recommendations which Gen. Hurley had made to President Roosevelt on lease-lend policy in the Near East. Gen. Hurley was in Iran in 1944 on a special mission for the White House. Mr. Acheson said that in Jan uary. 1945, Gen. Hurley gave the! President a memorandum on policy! in Iran which was submitted to the State Department. He said he sub mitted a memorandum to the Sec retary of State opposing Gen. Hur ley's recommendations. Mr. Acheson then was Assistant, Secretary of State in charge of eco nomic affairs. Hurley Charges Read. Chairman Connally opened the! hearing by reading the transcript of testimony taken last Friday when ! Gen. Hurley testified that Mr. Ache son had wrecked his policy in Iran.! He said then he had prepared for President Roosevelt the Teheran declaration. Senator Vandenberg. Republican, of Michigan, pointed out that Gen. Hurley did not specify the details of his charge. Mr. Acheson recalled that he said Gen. Hurley had a heated contro versy at the State Department later, as the result of his opposition. He mentioned a “certain phrase” in his memorandum which the President's envoy resented, but did not iden tify it. “Globalony” Term Used. Although Mr. Acheson did not testify to the fact, it was learned that the memorandum, which one of Mr. Acheson’s assistants pre pared, accused Gen. Hurley of deal ing in "messianic globalony.” The phrase originated with Rep resentative Luce, Republican, of Connecticut, who used it in a House speech criticizing New Deal policy. Mr. Acheson testified that during a talk he had with Gen. Hurley the envoy made caustic remarks about his unnamed assistant, because he was not in the military service. A “heated” argument ensued, he said, but finally an agreement was reached that the remarks be ex punged from the record. At the request of Senator Vanden <See HURLEY, Page A-5.) Marshall Says Britain Sought Singapore Aid Testifies He Opposed Pressure for Part Of Fleet in 1941 By J. A. O'LEARY and CARTER BROOKE JONES. British pressure to persuade the United States to move a por tion of her fleet into Singapore in the months before. Pearl Har bor was described to the Pearl Harbor Investigating Committee today by Gen. George C. Mar shall. wartime Chief of Staff. "We were very much opposed to that," Gen. Marshall testified. He said he and Admiral Harold R. Stark, chief of naval operations, did everything possible to delay the war in the Pacific which seemed in evitable because they w’anted time to be better prepared. "The British were very desirous of our placing a large number of vessels at Singapore." said Gen. Marshall, "We were very much op posed.” Alarmed by Jap Moves. Gen. Marshall said the British explained that they were unable to reinforce their fleet in Singapore to any extent, because of the situation! in the Mediterranean and the At-1 lantic, and were alarmed at the menace of the Japanese advance into Indo-China and their threat ened advance toward Thailand. Senator Ferguson, Republican, of Michigan, who drew these state ments from the retired chief of staff, referred to the minutes of a staff conference November 3. 1941, little more than a month before the attack on Pearl Harbor. The min utes showed Secretary of State Hull had advised no further warnings to Japan unless we were prepared to back them up. "Were we in a position to back up additional warnings?” Senator Fer guson asked. "We were not,” Gen. Marshall said firmly. Can’t Recall Stand on Fleet. Gen. Marshall also told the com mittee on his fourth day of inter rogation : That he is unable to recall what his attitude was at the time on the disputed question of basing the Pa cific Fleet in Hawaii in the spring of 1940. That in the fall of 1641 it was his belief that war between Japan and Great Britain over Singapore would have meant wrar between the United States and Japan. That he had felt, in staff discus sions during the fall of 1941. that the Army would be in reasonably ! ?ood shape to repel an invasion of our Pacific possessions by Decem ber 5, but there were subsequent delays, particularly in moving sup plies and equipment to the Philip pines. which was considered the nost vulnerable outpost. “Did the President confer with you in regard to this so-called ulti matum?” Senator Ferguson in quired. Wanted More Time. “I do not recall,” Gen. Marshall replied. "I might add that Admiral Stark and I were always on the side of delay. We wanted more time to prepare.” Pressed by Senator Ferguson, Gen. Marshall could not remember when he first knew of a message inter <See PEARL HARBOR, Page A-12.) British Lords to Hear Joyce's Appeal Today By ;hf Associated Press. LONDON, Dec. 9—Britain's House, af Lords was to take up today the appeal of William (Lord Haw Haw) Joyce, who has been sentenced to leath for his wartime broadcasts for the Nazis. Three or more lords of appeal, constituting a court of last resort, will listen for three or four days to arguments and then decide whether to uphold or reverse the verdict of the King’s Court which found Joyce guilty of high treason. Unarmed Marine Shot in Face In Attack by Chinese Civilians By the Associated Press. TIENTSIN, Dec. 9 (Delayed) .—An unarmed American Marine sergeant was shot from a horse on the out skirts of Tientsin late yesterday and wounded painfully in the face, Ma rine headquarters said today. The announcement said the Ma rine encountered three Chinese civ ilians at a narrow bridge spanning an irrigation ditch. The Marine smiled and greeted the Chinese, who also smiled and at the same time drew pistols and began firing, headquarters said. One bullet struck the Marine in the face and he jumped into the icy waters of the canal. He reported that two of the Chinese followed him along the bank, firing at point blank range, while the third held his horse. The Marine said the two Chinese emptied their pistols, reloaded, and began firing again until at last he made his way out of the canal to a village of mud huts. Here, the Marine continued, vil lagers told him they were afraid to help him, but he obtained a bicycle from one of them and started back to Tientsin. Finally he met a Russian woman who took him to her home_ where her husband removed his wet and frozen clothing and called the Ma rines. The Marines brought a truck and took him to a hospital. The sergeant, whose name was not anounced, had spent 32 months overseas and joined the 1st Marine Division in North China last No vember 12. The incident followed by four dajj the slaying of one Marine and the wounding of a second by Chi nese gunmen near a village north east of here. After the previous shooting the Marines fired 24 mortar shells into a village where the gun man took refuge. There was no indication here that the two shootings were connected. A Naval Board of Inquiry is in vestigating the mortar attack in an effort to learn if any Marine or Naval officer was blameworthy. The board's findings probably will be sent to the Secretary of the Navy and it is unlikely any anouncement will be made here. Restaurant Manager Is Found McMillan Takes Hand Shot Fatally, Woman Wounded In Jail Investigation Pistol Discovered in * Apartment Hallway Near Man's Body Jack De Cosin, 49, manager of Childs Restaurant, 1340 New York avenue N.W., was found shot to death early today in the hallway of 2514 Q street N.W.,j and Miss Margie Suthard, 33. also a restaurant manager, was; found wounded in her apart ment on the ground floor of the building. Police said four suicide notes were found on Mr. De Cosin s body and a .45-caliber automatic pistol was on the floor beside him. He lived at 917 Eighteenth street N.W. Miss Suthard was taken to Emer gency Hospital with a bullet wound in her abdomen and was admitted in undetermined condition. , The shootings occurred shortly after 6 a m. According to police one of the notes left by Mr. De Cosin was in the; form of a will. It was addressed to! his three children—Jacqueline, 17:; Betty, 28. and Robert. 22, and or dered distribution of his property! MISS MARGIE SUTHARD. among them. Robert has just been discharged from the Army Air Forces, where he served as a ser geant and flew 52 missions. He is coming to Washington today to identify his father’s body. Mr. De Cosin also left a note ad (See SHOOTING, Page A-4.) Japan Urged to Enter War in Spring of r41, Nazi Order Discloses Attack on Singapore, Not Pearl Harbor, Favored, Nuernberg Court Told B? the Associated Press. NUERNBERG. Dec. 10.—Ger man military leaders were urging Japan to get into the war in the spring of 1941, but had no idea the Japanese might strike an opening blow at Pearl Harbor, according to a hitherto secret German command order dis closed today at the Nuernberg, war crimes trial. American prosecutors laid before the four-power tribunal a directive signed March 5, 1941, by Field Mar shal Wilhelm Keitel, chief of the high command, proposing a Japa nese attack on Singapore as a means of “forcing England to the ground quickly and thereby keeping the United States out of the war.” That Keitel was reluctant at that time to fight America was Seen in his warning that Japanese attacks be extended to bases “of American naval power only if entry of the United States into the war cannot be prevented.” Parley Records Cited. In a court session marked by the plea of innocence by Ernst Kalten brunner, once-dreaded No. 2 man in the Gestapo, American prosecutors turned to evidence of collaboration between Japan and Germany in spreading aggression throughout the world. Records of a conference between German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop and Japanese For eign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka in Berlin on March 29, 1941, and April 5, 1941, showed that Ribbentrop dis paraged the Japanese fear that American submarines based in the Philippines would endanger any Japanese move against Singapore. In his directive in which he urged a Japanese attack on Singapore, Keitel wrote: “The common aim of the conduct of the war is to be stressed as forc ing England to the ground quickly and thereby keeping the United States out of the war. Beyond this Germany has no. political, military (See NUERNBERG, Page A-4.) New York Bars to Open All Night December 31 By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, Dec. 10.—The gayest New Year eve celebration in New York since before the war was as sured today as the State Liquor Authority announced it would per mit bars to operate all night for the occasion, provided they obtain a special $10 permit. The regular weekday closing hour is 4 am. Hotels and night clubs reported they already had been receiving a flood of early reserva tions. e U. S.-British Board Appointed to Study Jewish Migration Judge Hutcheson Heads Six American Members; Report Asked in 120 Days By J. A. FOX. The composition of the Anglo-i American Committee of Inquiry which will study the whole ques tion of Jewish immigration into Palestine and other means of aiding hapless Jews in Europe, was announced simultaneously in Washington and London this morning, and at the same time the American and British gov ernments called on the group of 12 to speed its study and to re port within 120 days. The committee will operate under a rotating chairmanship. Federal Judge Joseph C. Hutch eson of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals was named as the Amer ican chairman. uwfr Americans >amea. The other American members are: William Phillips, former Under secretary of State, who has served also as Ambassador to Italy, per sonal representative of the Presi dent in India and delegate to the London Naval Conference of 1935. O. Max Gardner, former Gover nor of North Carolina and chair man of the Advisory Committee of the Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion. Frank Aydelotte, former president of Swarthmore College and now director of the Institute for Ad vanced Study at Princeton and American secretary of the Rhodes Trust. Frank W. Buxton, editor of the Boston Herald. James G. McDonald, formerly chairman of the board of the For (See JEWS, Page A-47) After 2 More Escape Plans Immediate Talk With Welfare Board And Commissioners Flight of two more prisoners yesterday from the District Jail via the window route today elicited a promise from the chairman-elect of the House Dis trict Committee for an early review of the situation with District officials. representative MCMiiian. Demo crat, of South Carolina, who suc ceeds Representative Randolph as head of the District Committee Jan uary 1, said he intended to confer with the Commissioners and Public Welfare Board members at once to chart a course of committee action but shied away from suggestions for "hasty'’ congressional action. Another investigation of the latest break was set off by Commissioner J. Russell Young, who directed As sistant Police Supt. Harvey G. Cal lahan to push an inquiry with em phasis on the conduct of 36 police men assigned to the jail as extra guards since last Monday. "I want no whitewash,” the Commissioner said. Cut Bar With Knife. District authorities still were con cerned with fixing responsibility for the escape of five prisoners on No vember 24 when their attention was diverted yesterday by two 17-year year-old boys who sawed through a bar of the third-floor juvenile dormitory with a common table knife, shinnied down a length of bed sheeting, scaled two walls and disappeared. The escape was accomplished even w’hile eight policemen, four armed with shotguns, toured streets outside of the walls in anticipation of such a break. sees iwo rrooiems. In discussing his intervention Representative McMillan said the problem appeared to fall into two categories: <1) Source of the dif ficulties resulting in the jail breaks and the subsequent arguments over responsibilities, and <21 the prob able need for a review later of the whole welfare law and welfare ad ministration machinery. He said whatever the District Committee does will follow “delib erate consideration” and confer ences with Commissioners and pos sibly members of the Welfare Board. “If our committee can be of any assistance we want to do what we can. but I am not-going to try to run the administration of District affairs," he said. "Ours is a legis lative responsibility and not the details of administration." Long-Range Question. The question of a review of the welfare setup, under a law adopted about 20 years ago. is more of a long-range nature and should be gone in “at a time when there are no passions or personalities in volved,” he said. Noting that the Council of Social Agencies was studying the District’s penal and welfare system, Mr. Mc Millan said he would ask for a full report of the findings. He said he concurred with Representative Ste fan, Republican, of Nebraska, of the District subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee, who said (See JAIL BREAK. Page A-12.) Scientist Says Army Secrecy Delayed Atom Bomb 1 Vi Years By the Associated Press. A Chicago University scientist testified today that unnecessary military secrecy had delayed pro duction of the atomic bomb atJeast 18 months. f* Dr. Leo Szilard offered this testi mony before the special Senate committee investigating atomic energy. Senator Johnson, Democrat, of i Colorado asked Dr. Szilard about' delays after the latter had criticized! the “system of compartmentiliza tion” evolved by Army officers when they took over the atomic project in 1942. Dr. Szilard explained that Army officers asked the scientists to work only on parts of the project and not discuss results with other sci entists on other parts. He added this was “unnecessary.” » / Senator Johnson asked “how much delay this caused in produc tion for use of the first atomle bomb?” Dr. Szilard said the bomb could have been produced “about the spring of 1944. according to my best guess.” “That was a delay of 18 .months,” Senator Johnson said. “One war was finished and another near its end.” Dr. Szilard said earlier he be lieved that Adolf Hitler could have produced an atomic bomb within 18 months if he had realized its poten tial destructive power. Senators Hart, Republican, of Connecticut, Milliken, Republican, of Colorado, and Tydings, Democrat, of Maryland, defended the Army’s, secrecy rules. 1 Trucking Strike Ends; Mediator To Settle Issues Men Will Resume Work Tomorrow Pending Decision The seven-week strike of 240 truck drivers was settled, at least temporarily, today when a stipu lation was agreed on between union and trucking firm repre sentatives for appointment of one arbitrator by the, Secretary of Labor to consider ail issues in dispute. The truck drivers will report to work tomorrow morning to resume operation of a fleet of trucks whose idleness had tied up delivery of Christmas goods from railroads to stores here. The decision of the arbitrator, it was agreed, will be binding on both parties. Conciliator Takes Part. The agreement was reached in the office of Joseph C McGarraghy, who represents the 11 strike-bound trucking firms. At the conference, where Mr. McGarraghy was the sole repre --- ’v tuujpamcj, HlC union men were represented by Thomas P O'Brien, the general organizer of the International Broth hood of Teamsters. Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America <AFL) and A. W. Stream, president of Local 639 The Government was represented by Richard Goodrick of the Con ciliation Service, who has been working on the case. The conference got under way shoHtly after 11 a.m. and announce ment of the agreement was made about an hour and a half later. Decision to Be Final. By agreement among all at the conference Mr. McGarraghy an nounced the results. In a brief state ment he said: .The union and the operators have entered into an stipulation whereby all issues in the dispute will be sub mitted to an arbitrator to be ap pointed by the Secretary of Labor. "The decision of the arbitrator will be final and binding on both parties. "The union agrees that the men will return to work without preju dice at regular duty time Tuesday, December 11, 1945." 240 Men Involved. Provisions of the agreement were . reduced to writing in a stipulation signed by both parties. | Asked by The Star if they had i anything to add to Mr. McGar ! ragh's statement, Mr. Stream said (only that there were 240 men in volved. These men will report at ; their regular time tomorrow morn i ing, he said. The hours of reporting are for I the most part in the early morning, : but there are some odd-hour shifts, ne said. The decision was expected to be greeted warmly by stores and the public, since the strike had tied up large amounts of Christmas mer | chandise in railroad cars on the sidings here. Many stores had complained some of their Christmas stocks were virtually exhausted. The walkout began October 24 after teamsters' contracts expired with the trucking firms and de mands w-ere handed the operators for wage increases of up to 94 a week with 16 “fringe” demands dealing with vacations, injury compensation and other issues. The operators — members of the D. C. Labor Relations Council, an organization of company represen tatives set up to handle labor dis putes—at first flatly refused to meet with union men to discuss a new contract. Some Bolted Council. Some trucking companies, such as the Jacobs Transfer Co., which handles all of the B. & O. Railroad freight, bolted the council and raised regular drivers 5'j cents an hour without meeting the union de mand for 9>j cents, and remained in operation. Some of the smaller companies also met union demands in part because they could not af ford the financial loss entailed in a complete work stoppage. A seven-point arbitration plan advanced by the Commissioners, who entered the dispute in response to appeals by Washington business men. was rejected by company coun sel on the grounds that it was “union dictated.” This offer followed sev (See TRUCKERS, Page A-57) Woman Found Slain In Chicago Hotel ; By the Associated Press. CHICAGO. Dec. 10.—The nude body of a stenographer, recently discharged from the WAVES, with a 12-inch bread knife thrust through her neck, was found today in tire bathroom of her hotel apartment. The killer left this note in lipstick on the wall: “For heaven’s sake catch me be fore I kill more. I can not con trol myself.” The body of Miss Frances Brown, 33, the breadknife thrust through her neck, its point and handle pro truding beneath each ear, was found in the bathtub of her blood-spat tered, rifled apartment when her roommate returned from spending the night with a friend. Police Capt. Frank Reynolds said the apartment, in the Pine Crest Hotel on the North Side, showed evidence of a struggle and the kill er’s message showed peculiarities which included the use of “m” for “n” in the word "cannot.” Capt. Reynolds said. Miss Brown, formerly of Rich mond, Ind., had been dead about two hours before her body was discov ered. Capt. Reynolds said it was ■ lying backward across the edge of the bathtub, the head down, with a nightgown looped about the neck, concealing the knife.