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Warren The Senate Appropriations Committee today threw its sup port behind legislative proposals for a land-based formula under which the $6,000,000 lump sum Federal payment would be near ly doubled, as it approved and sent to the Senate a record breaking $79,472,962 District supply bill for the new fiscal year. Pending action on this legislation, the committee gave full indorse ment to the proposal of the O’Ma honey subcommittee for an imme diate $4,000,000 increase in the Fed eral payment. For technical rea sons, the supply bill as reported carries the usual $6,000,000 payment, but Senator O’Mahoney, Democrat, of Wyoming, subcommittee chair man, will move to raise this to $10,000,000 when the bill comes up for action. Placing before"'Congress the ques tion of the size of the Federal share of costs on a permanent basis, Chairman O’Mahoney today intro duced a bill to regulate the Fed eral payment annually in keeping with a formula based on the extent of tax-exempt land holdings here. This would call for a Federal pay ment amounting to 19 per cent of the District’s total revenues of the preceding fiscal year. Chairman O'Mahoney was joined in sponsoring the bill by Senator Overton, Democrat, of Louisiana. To Go to District Committee. This legislation will be referred to the Senate District Committee for action. The bill was! reported without change as it came from the O'Ma honey subcommittee. Because of the convincing showing of needs con sidered critical by the subcommit tee, it calls for heavy increases over the House totals for public schools, for Gallinger Hospital and other agencies of the Health Department, for the water supply system and numerous other municipal services. The total, however, still is more than $2,000,000 below the $81,505,000 budget request submitted by the Commissioners and the Budget Bu reau. The House had made a slash of nearly $9,000,000 from the budget estimates because of fears of a rev enue crisis after the year beginning July 1 and a desire to restrict con struction due to the veterans’ hous ing program. The O’Mahoney subcommittee de ferred many proposed construction projects but found an increase in the Federal payment was more justi fied than to deprive the District of urgent service needs. On the revenue question, the com mittee named by the Commissioners now is concluding its study of fund needs and tax proposals which, if all were adopted, would bring in $15,000,000 to $20,000,000 additional. survey Report Released. The full committee in its actions today also indorsed and released the fiscal relations survey report submitted last year by three expert consultants of the O’Mahoney Sub committee, John F. Feeney. Harold E Merrick and Thomas J. Scott, who were assisted by Earl W. Cooper of the committee's staff. The O’Mahoney subcommittee stated: “Under the formula the Federal Government wduld contribute 19 per cent of the revenues of the last complete fiscal year, exclusive of the Federal contribution and trust funds, toward the expenses of the District and this percentage would be applied to the total of the rev enues in the general fund, the high way fund and the water fund. "The resulting sum would then be divided pro rata among the three funds. Based on revenue figures for the fiscal year 1945, the last com plete fiscal year, the Federal contri bution under the bill would amount (See D. C. BILL, Page A-ll.) Major League Games AMERICAN LEAGUE At New York— Detroit. 000 111 — New York... 100 01 — Batteries — Newhouser and Tebbetts Bevens and NiAhoi. At Boston— Cleveland — 002 — Boston _01 — Batteries—Embree and Lollar; C. War ner and H. Wagner. At Philadelphia— Chicago- 000 0 — Philadelphia 000 0 — Batteries—Smith and Tresh; Christo pher and Desantels. St. Louis at Washington—8:30 P.M. NATIONAL LEAGUE At Chicago— Philadelphia 400 000 0 — Chicago_ 010 000 — Batteries—Mulcahy and Seminick: Wyse Fleming tlst). Kush (3d), Judd (7th) am McCullough. Boston at Pittsburgh—7:30 P.M. Brooklyn at St. Louis—8:30 P.M. New York at Cincinnati—8:30 P.M, Today's Home Runs American League Williams, Boston (3d), 0 on. Greenberg. Detroit (6th), 0 on. National League Northey, Philadelphia (1st), 0 on. Druggist Killing Suspect Seized, Ordered Held by Coroner's Jury Police Announce Confession to Part In Slaying; Triggerman Is Sought Jesse James Patton, 21, colored, whose capture and confession were announced this morning by police, was ordered held this afternoon for action of the grand jury on charge of murder in the , slaying of Maurice L. Bernstein last Wednesday. The coroner's panel deliberated only five minutes before returning the verdict. The second man involved in the holdup was still at large, but In spector Robert J. Barrett had an nounced earlier that Patton had re vealed his accomplice was Reginald J. Wheeler, colored, 26. a known holdup man. Patton was quoted as saying Wheeler was the trigger man. Just before the case went to the coroner's jury, Patton took the stand to make a voluntary statement about his activity on the day of the mur der. He said the plan to rob Mr. Bernstein’s drugstore was devised by Wheeler, who he said called him earlier in the day and said, ’’let’s go out and make some money.” The drugstore is at 1786 Florida avenue N.W. Patton declared Wheeler gave him the pistol Patton held during] the robbery. The prisoner’s share of the loot was only $12, he said. The two men fled the scene in a ; taxicab and after splitting the money taken from two cash regis ters in the drugstore, Patton told the jury, he and Wheeler separated. He said he had not seen Wheeler since but told of a telephone con versation they had when papers first carried news of the slaying. “Wheeler told me on the phone he had to shoot the man,” Patton stated. Patton said Wheeler told him not to worry because “nobody knows us.” Coroner A. Magruder MacDonald asked the prisoner if he and the fugitive had ever “gone out to make some money before.” Patton ad mitted that they had collaborated in a robbery once before and said he knew “in a way” that they were going to hold up somebody when they started out last Wednesday morning. Inspector Barrett had revealed before the inquest that Patton, who lives in the 1300 block of Corcoran street N.W., was charged with mur der and robbery last night after wit nesses identified him as one of the! ’ (See BERNSTEIN?Page A^6j j -- House Group Favors Turning USES Back To States October 1 Recommendation Made in, Reporting Fund Bill Is / Counter to Truman Plea APPROPRIATIONS FOR St. Eliza beth's boosted by House Commit tee. Page B-l By the Associated Press The House Appropriations Committee today recommended turning back the United States Employment Service to State control next October 1. This is directly counter to Presi dent Truman's request for contin uance of USES as a Federal agency at least until July 1, 1947. The committee's recommendation, still subject to approval of Congress, was made in passing along to the House for consideration a $1,131, 403,126 appropriation*bill for the La-j bor Department and the Federal Se- j curity Agency during the fiscal year beginning July l. Below Budget Estimates. The committee wrote into the leg islation a provision giving the USES $17,129,250 for operation as a Fed eral agency through September 30, with $51,387,750 for payments to States for State operation there after. The over-all total recommended in the bill was $41,019,774 below budget estimates and $71,228,460 be low current year appropriations. The Labor Department's share was $129,181,702. a slash of $2,519,398 from Budget Bureau recommenda tions. A large part of the reduction resulted from the committee's re fusal to approve 28 new positions in the office of the secretary and 23 new jobs in the office of the solici tor. . Debate Starts Tomorrow. Before sending the measure to the House floor for debate starting tomorrow, the committee heard Sec retary of Labor Schwellenbach ex press doubt that any agency Con gress could create would b? able to settle basic disputes between man agement and labor. Largest single allotment in the bill was $683,845,724 for the Fed eral Security Agency. Of this, $484,000,000 is for grants to States for old-age assistance, aid to de pendent children and aid to the Dlind. The Children s Bweau In the La bor Department was voted $29,006, 344 of its budget request of $30,055, 900, more than half the total being earmarked for emergency maternity and infant care for wives and chil dren of servicemen. The Public Health Service’s allot ment of $95,173,979 included $11, 530.888 for control of venereal dis eases, and $7,994,000 for control of tuberculosis. The committee placed in the bill a ban against use o^any of the funds for payment of salaries to Govern ment workers belonging to unions claiming the right to strike against the Government. A similar prohibition has been in serted by the Senate in several other appropriation measures. Army Backs Bill to Give Atom Control to Civilians By th« Associated Press The Army today came out in favor of legislation vesting the domestic control of atomic energy in the hands of civilians. Urging speedy House adoption of a Senate-approved bill creating a five-member control commission, Secretary of War Patterson told the House Military Affairs Committed the measure carries "adequate safe guards for national defense.” "Promptness of passage is of . urgent importance,” Mr. Patterson 1 added. The Senate bill provides a perma nent, full-time commission of civil ians. Previously, the War Depart ment has been on record as favoring a bill by the House military group which would set'up a nine-member part-time control board without re quiring members to be civilians. Critics of the committee bill had contended it would give the military an undue Influence in directing con trol of the new energy. 0 A Black's Threat to Take His Feud With Jackson To Public Revealed List of Cases Involving Former Clients of Roberts Sent to Chief Justice By Edwin A. Lohey Chicago Daily Nows Sorvico Further details of the historic Supreme Court feud were learned today from behind the plush curtain that has always guarded the tabernacle of the law with greatest secrecy. During the row described by Su preme Court Justice Robert H. Jack son in his statement at Nuernberg, Germany, Justice Hugo L. Black himself threatened to take the high court fight to the public. Justice Black, it was learned, pre pared a list of cases involving for mer clients of former Supreme Court Justice Owen J, Roberts, in which Justice Roberts was supposed to have participated. He submitted this list to the late Chief Justice Harlan F. Stone, and threatened to make it public if the storm created by Justice Jackson about Justice Black’s participation in a certain case were not abated. n_• _ — »-vm vvui|nviu»va Justice Black’s threat, according to informed sources, forced a com promise in the fight that was pre cipitated when Justice Jackson questioned the propriety of Justice Black's participation in the portal to-portal “mine wage case.” While it was Justice Jackson who actually opened the attack on Jus tice Black in the court’s super- j secret conference room, Justice1 Roberts had sided with Justice Jackson. The conference grew so heated that the Chief Justice was forced to adjourn consideration of the motion for a rehearing on the “portal-to-portal” pay issue. After the recess, it was learned, Justice Black assembled the list of cases involving former clients of Justice Roberts and sent this list to the Chief Justice with the broad hint that it would be made public if the tempest about Justice Black’s participation in the "portal-to portal” case were not quelled forth with. Resignation Threatened. Justice Jackson’s statement was quickly linked to the widely known campaigning that Justice Black had done to persuade President Truman not to appoint Justice Jackson to the post of Chief Justice. Justice Black had let it be known that he and possibly Justices Mur phy and Douglas would resign the court if Justice Jackson were nomi nated as Chief Justice. This opposition to the promotion of Justice Jackson was shared by Postmaster General Hannegan and his labor friends, particularly Philip Murray, who urged Mr. Hannegan to oppose the Jackson nomination. Mr. Hannegan did oppose Justice Jackson in his talks with President Truman, it was learned here. Congress Probe Of Court Feud Appears Likely Jackson's Criticism Of Black Brings Dispute Into Open (Text of Justiae Jackson’s State ment on Page A-5.) By Joseph A. Fox The long-smouldering feud in the Supreme Court was out in the open today in the wake of a blistering attack by Associate Justice Robert H. Jackson on his colleague, Justice Hugo L. Black, which promised to bring about a congressional airing of the court. While members of the House and Senate confined themselves to guarded comment on Justice Jack son’s charges, which turned on liti gation in which Justice Black's for ner law partner won Supreme Court victories, House Judiciary Commit see members felt that a recom nendation for a full-dress review of :ourt procedure is a distinct possi lilitv. This, they added, could lead to new rules for the tribunal to follow, particularly with regard to disquali fying justices from participating in decisions under certain circum stances. Most members expressed doubt that the committee would even con sider impeachment proceedings, which, under the Constitution, must originate in the House and be tried by the Senate. Benefit From Changes Seen. Some lawmakers thought that in the long run, the Jackson charges might rebound to the benefit of the court, and lead to what they termed the Restoration of its "lost dignity.” In Nuernberg, where he is serving as chief American prosecutor of the I Nazi war criminals, Justice Jackson lashed out last night at what he termed Justice Blacks "bullying” tactics, and said that his colleague had threatened him with "war” un less Justice Jackson "covered up facts” In the portal-to-portal mine pay case in which Justice Blacks former law partner, Crampton Har ris of Alabama, represented the vic torious United Mine Workers. Justice Black refused comment on the Jackson charges, but Capital observers wondered if the two men could or would remain on the bench in view of the situation. Justice Jackson indicated strong ly in his statement that he proposed to stay on. 'He sent copies to both House and Senate Judiciary Com mittees, and then made the charges public in a press conference. Participation in Case Questioned. In the mine case, in which the Supreme Court last year held, 5-4, that the Jewell Ridge Coal Mining Co. was required to pay its workers i from the time they reached the en ■ trance to the mines until they left, i Justice Jackson, one of the dissent ers, questioned the propriety of Jus itce Black’s participation in the case. When there was speculation last month on the possibility of Justice Jackson succeeding the late Chief Justice Stone, this incident was re ferred to by Doris Fleeson, Bell Syndicate writer, who said in a column published in The Star that Justice Black had termed an opin ion in the case by Justice Jackson an ‘‘open and gratuitous insult.” At a hurriedly called press con ference, Justice Jackson, character izing the column as an inspired "attack” on himself, said he was "uneasy" about the situation in the court at the time of the decision (See COURT, Page A-57) Bulletin :j Arlington Gl Gets Life HEIDLEBERG (P).-The United States 3d Army an nounced today that Sergt. John S. Melia of Arlington, Va., had been sentenced to life imprisonment by an Wrmy court-martial on a charge of murdering a German civilian he had arrested. Stalin Reneged on Warsaw Aid Promise, Gen. Bor Charges Leader of Poles in Ill-Starred Revolt Lays Failure to Soviet Politics Bv Newbold Noves. Jr. Prime Minister Stalls prom ised to send Red troops to the aid of the Poles in the Warsaw uprising of August, 1944, and his failure to do so resulted in the 'destruction of the city and much of its populace, according to Gen. Bor, leader of that Ill-starred revolt. The underground fighter, whose real name is Tadeusz Komorowski, arrived yesterday in Washington. He has given The Star his side of the answer to some hitherto obscure historical questions as to what happened when Warsaw, under his direction, fought the Nazis 63 days and lost, while the Russians marked time, a few miles away. Did Gen. Bor, whose rightist per suasion cannot be doubted, actually try to establish contact with the Russians and to co-operate with them? On this—one of the war’s mootest points—the general says not only that Stalin knew all about the uprising and gave it his approval, but also that some of his (Bor’s) officers swam the Vistula and made contact with the headquarters of Russian Marshal Rokossovsky be fore they disappeared, never to be heard of again. Much of the story of Warsaw has already been told in the 20 months (See GEN. BbR, Page A-3.) Hedy Lamar Has Flu HOLLYWOOD, June 11 (JP).— Actress Hedy Lamarr' is confined to her home with intestinal in fluenza but should be well within a week, her physicians, Dr. Hans Schlff, said today. ^heaThelp ORHINDRAMCE?/^:^ iSiSTwMAKY sSwEwSSwioh) ■ ■ n im 1 f EVERYBODY^ WANTS TO FIND OUTj rl Naples Police and Troops Fire On Rioting Monarchist Crowds 100,000 Republicans March on Palace in Rome, Venting Discontent Over King's Remaining By the Associated Press ROME, June 11.—A huge mon archist demonstration in Naples flared tonight into large-scale rioting in which police and troops turned rifles and auto matic weapons on the crowd. In Rome a crowd of 100.000 bear ing Communist, Anarchist and So cialist banners among the Repub lican tricolors marched on the Vim inale Palace where the government was sitting and vented their discon tent at the cabinet's delay in pro claiming an end to the monarchy. Although the eight streets lead ing to the Piazza del Popolowere guarded by policemen armed with submachine guns, rifles and short olack clubs, the Republican demon stration was marred by no incidents. A great cheer arose when the Re publican flag, red, white and green perpendicular bars without the shield of the House of Savoy—was raised over the Viminale Palace for the first time. The firing in Naples began when the monarchist crowd attempted to storm Communist headquarters next ioor to police headquarters. Eyewitnesses giving the first re port said they saw one man hit oy gunfire and that he was so badly mounded he seemed sure to die. Naples police and troops in full war kit and nearly all armed with lutomatic weapons used four ar (See ITALY, Page A-7.) U. S. to Discuss Use Of Its Armed Forces For Palestine Order Byrnes Declares Question Raised by British Will Be Taken Up in Talks By the Associated Press Secretary of State Byrnes said today the United States is pre paring to discuss with Britain what military forces this Nation might make available to main tain order in Palestine during! the increased Jewish immigra tion. Mr. Byrnes' statement followed a White House announcement today that President Truman had created a cabinet committee of the Secre taries of State, War and Treasury to advise the President on Pales tine policy and future moves. Mr. Byrnes was named chairman of the committee. Mr. Byrnes refrained from giving any impression at a news conference that he favored having the United States make any troops available. But he said the British had raised various questions and the United States would discuss them. Grady Named Alternate. Mr. Byrnes said he is designating former Assistant Secretary of State Henry F. Grady as his alternate on the Cabinet Committee. Beyond this he said Ambassador W. Averell Harriman is taking up with the British government a plan for an Anglo-American committee of experts to study what Mr. Byrnes called the practical and physical factors involved in increasing Jewish immigration into Palestine. Mr. Byrnes was asked whether the United States had given any assurances to the British govern ment that it intended to go through with the placing of 100,000 Jews in Palestine as has been proposed by President Truman. The Secretary said he knew of no assurances, but he declared that President Truman and Prime Minister Attlee have (See PALESTINE, Page A-4.) July 5 Holiday Bill Gets House Unit Approval A House civil service subcom mittee approved legislation which would grant Government employes a four-day holiday over the Fourth of July week end. The bill would make Friday, July 5, a holiday, thus permitting Fed eral employes to have a Thursday through Sunday vacation. Chair man Downey and Randolph of the Senate and House civil service com mittees have announced their in dorsement of the bill. Chairman Miller of the subcom mittee said he is considering intro ducing permanent legislation which would grant Government employes a four-day holiday whenever a legal holday falls wiithin one day of the week end. Reorganization Bill ) Faces House Battle After Senate Passage Measure Increases Pay of Congressmen, Cuts Committees By J. A. O'Leary The Senate-approved bill to modernize Congress faces an up hill fight in the House, but Rep resentative Monroney, Demo crat, of Oklahoma was prepared today to make every effort to get It through before adjournment. Passed by the Senate late yester day, 49 to 16, the measure merges 33 Senate committees into 15. seeks to bring the Federal budget into closer balance, requires lobbyists to register and raises the pay of mem bers of Congress. Mr. Monroney’s first move in the House probably will be to ask the Rules Committee to let the bill go to a special committee to expedite its consideration, as was done in the Senate. With Congress planning to adjourn by mid-July, however, this first attempt in many years to enable the law-making machinery to operate more efficiently will have to compete with the last-minute rush of other important legislation. Senate passage came suddenly and unexpectedly after Senator La Follette, Progressive Republican, of Wisconsin sacrificed plans to end most of the patronage jobs at the Capitol by setting up a director of personnel to supervise the hiring of employes who operates the legisla tive buildings. This provision had encountered strong opposition. Even without this feature, how ever, the bill makes many changes in the traditional setup of Congress, (Continued on Page A-ll, Column”!) Victory by La Follette And Goodland Seen In Wisconsin Primary Senator's Switch From Progressive to GOP Is Blow to Coleman Group By Gould Lincoln Star Staff Correspondent MILWAUKEE, Wis., June 11.— Just when the regular Repub licans—stalwart brand—believed they had the La Follette Progres sives and Senator Bob La Follette himself on the way to political oblivion, the Wisconsin Senator, with a quick, oblique moves de clared the Progressive party would function no more end that he would seek renomination as a Republican. This was a hard blow to the Re publican organization headed by Thomas C. Coleman as chairman of the Republican Voluntary State Committee. Particularly as Senator La Follette is in a fair way to win renomination over the regular Re publican choice. Judge Joe Mc Carthy. If at the same time Gov. Goodland or Maj. Gen. Ralph M. Immell wins the Republican nomi nation for Governor against Delbert J. Kenny of West Bend, the regular Republican candidate, the fat will really be in the fire. JUA I VUCtlC THTUI Y OCCn. For Gen. Immell has been re garded as a Progressive in the past, and Gov. Goodland has split with the Coleman organization. At pres ent, with the primary election al most two months in the future, it looks as though La Follette will win and Gov. Goodland, too. Mr. Kenny, according to the political observers here, is very likely tp run third in the race for the gubernatorial nomi nation. Gen. Immell, a veteran of two world wars, a glamorous, active figure, is fighting it out with the 83-year-old Gov. Goodland. Should both Senator La Follette and Gen. Imwell win, the Wisconsin Progressives may be in position tc control the Republican party again —which they did for so many years The Coleman brand or Repub licans see red when La Follette's name is mentioned. They accuse him of being a political opportunist They say that in 1934, when it ap peared he would have a tough time being renominated as a Republican he and his brother, former Gov Phillip La Follette, organized the Progressive party, and later with the aid of the late President Roosevelt Senator La Follette was re-elected as a Progressive. Again he was re elected as a Progressive in 1940. But the Progressive party suffered reverses, and went from bad to worse in succeeding years, while the Re publican party took control of the State. So, his critics insist, Senator La Follette made up his mind to get back into the Republican party by entering the GOP primary this year (See LINCOLN, Page A-7.) D. C. to Buy Rock Outside City Unless Smoot Strike Is Ended The Commissioners today threat ened to go into the nearby States for crushed rock for 15 stalled Dis trict paving and construction jobs to break the virtual stranglehold on sand and gravel of the Smoot Sand and Gravel Co., now strikebound for six weeks. They said they would go into Maryland and West Virginia and import the material by rail to be unloaded by District employes if the strike is not over one week from today. In addition, Engineer Commis sioner Gordon R. Young said that if the strike continues beyond that time he will recommend to the Com missioners legislation for the Dis trict to acquire land along the Po tomac River from which it could extract its own sand and gravel. Municipal jobs require approxi mately 100,000 cubic yards of this material a month, according to Highway Director H. Q. Whitehurst, and the contractors obtain virtually all of it from the company. Capt. Whitehurst said that seven paving jobs now under contract could not be started and six addi tional were ready to advertise for bids. In two of the latter instances the streets are torn up, he added. Also being delayed, it was indi cated, is work on the Klingle road and South Capitol street bridges. In the case of several jobs under way when the strike, began, Capt. Whitehurst said contractors were able to obtain some material from nearby Maryland. Approximately 150 Smoot em ployes struck May 8 after union and company officials had failed to agree on terms of a new contract. Involved are Local 77 of the In ternational Union of Operating En gineers and Local 639 of the In ternational Brotherhood of Team sters, both AFL. The unions seek wage increases ranging between 58 and 75 cents an hour, among other things. 225-135 Ballot Fails to Defeat Truman Move Backers May Try To Include Measure In Emergency Plan (Text on Page A-4.) By tha Associated Press The House today upheld Presi dent Truman’s veto of the Case labor disputes bill, thereby kill ing the measure. A big majority of the members— 255—voted to override the President, as compared with 135 who voted to sustain him. But a two-thirds majority was needed to override and send the measure to the Senate for action. Voting to make the bill law not withstanding Mr. Truman’s objec tions were 159 Republicans and 96 Democrats. Voting to sustain the President were 118 democrats, 15 Republicans, one Progressive and one American-Laborite. Democrats Shout Approval. Shouts of approval came from the Democratic side when the result was announced. There were loud “boos,” too, mostly from the Repub licans. Backers of the legislation have indicated they may attempt to take the case bill on as an amendment to emergency labor legislation re quested by the President on May 25. The emergency bill has been passed by Senate and House in different forms. Mr. Truman vetoed the bill today because, he said, it would compel men to work for private employers "in a peacetime democracy.” “Strikes at Symptoms.” Declaring that the measure "strikes at symptoms and ignores underlying causes” of work stop pages, Mr. Truman added in a 4.500-word message that ended more than a week of speculation: "Strikes against private employers cannot be ended by legislative de cree. Men cannot be forced in a peacetime democracy to work for a private employer under compulsion.” j Major provisions of the Case bill | included the creation of a Federal Mediation Board, restrictions against any strike or lockout while the board sought solution of a labor dispute: a prohibition on secondary boycotts, and provision for court suits against employers or labor or* ganizations violating collective bar gaining contracts. Pleads for Own Measure. The Chief Executive coupled his veto with a renewed plea for his own emergency strike-control plan, for a Senate-House study of the whole field of labor relations and ! for enactment of his long-stale mated domestic legislative program. The message went to a Congress ;torn by controversy between groups for and against tightening controls over labor. Senator Wherry, Republican, of Nebraska termed the Chief Ex i ecutive's action "not only highly contradictory but untenable,” and added, "By his veto the President has rejected some of the most im portant labor legislation for which the President has asked.” Morse Upholds Truman. “What he has vetoed,” Senator Wherry declared, "is not only less drastic but also more constructive J than what he proposed in his emer | gency program. If this veto is sus tained there will be no long-range labor legislation written this session, and there is bound to be more trou ble ahead.” Senator Morse, Republican, of Oregon, former member of the War Labor Board and a foe of the Case bill, applauded the President’s ac tion. “The Case bill,” he contended, (See STRIKE CONTROL, Pg. A-4.) High Court Errs, Will Rule On Second Trip to Chair By the Associated Press The Supreme Court today ad mitted it erred yesterday and said j it will rule on whether Willie Francis, ! 18-year-old Louisiana Negro, should be sent to the electric chair a sec ond time. A coOrt official announced to re porters an error was made in the listing of the court’s order in the case yesterday. That order said the petition filed on behalf of Francis had been denied. Actually the court will hear argu ment in the new term next October on the plea of Francis that he should not be placed in jeopardy of his life a second time for the same offense. The plea said this would be cruel and unusual punishment. Francis went to a portable electric chair last month, but he escaped death through mechanical failure of the chair. The Supreme Court has issued a stavof execution which will remain in effect until it rules finally in tht case. Francis was convicted of killing Andrew Thomas, a St. Martinville, La., druggist, during a robbery. New Overseas Edition Will Be Out Tomorrow A new issue of The Star’s 1 Overseas Edition will be ready tomorrow. Free copies, with | envelopes for mailing, may be obtained at The Star’s busi ness counter and the street ! floor service desk in Lgns burgh’s Department Store. The edition is strictly lim ited. Please don’t waste a single copy.