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Accused of Monopoly In Business Forms The Standard Register Co. of Dayton. Ohio, today was named de fendant in a Department of Justice suit in District Court which charged the firm with violating the Sherman Anti-trust Act and the Clayton Act by attempting to monopolize and contracting to restrain trade in business forms. The Government, which was said by the Justice Department, to be the largest single purchaser of the firm's products, filed the orig inal complaint according to Attor ney General Clark. He termed the case, “one of a series being filed by the Patents and Cartel Section of the Anti-trust Di vision to eliminate the practice of using patented devices to foster a monopoly in the production and dis tribution of unpatented material.” The complaint says the firm man ufactures and sells more than 60 per cent of the total number of a par ticular type of business forms cited in the suit. The complaint states that because of the increasing volume and com plexity of office records and other statistical data in Government and business, a special attachment was needed to use the business forms on typewriters. The attachment aligns the forms on the typewriter so they can be fed into business machines. The firm sells over $12,000,000 worth of such equipment a year, of which $2,500,000 is sold to the Gov ernment, the complaint said. It charges the firm leases the special devices on condition-they will not be used to feed business forms other than those sold by the firm. The complaint seeks to nullify the leases covering the special de vices and to require the company to transfer ownership of them to the leases, according to Wondell Berge, Assistant Attorney General in charge of the anti-trust division. The complaint also required the eompfeny to cancel all its outstand ing leases and in addition asks re lief against continuance of the al legedly unlawful use of the com pany's patents. Police Promise Arrests In Liquor Hijacking Three men who yesterday en gineered the theft of 800 cases of whisky, valued at >30,000, from a parked trailer truck—a record haul in liquor hijacking for the District— will be in police custody before the day is out. Chief of Detectives Rob ert J, Barrett announced today. Inspector Barrett told reporters police have “definite” suspects. He intimated that the suspects were de tected through a man who rented parking space to three men who brought the looted van to a lot near Seventeenth and K streets N.E. yes terday. The loaded tractor-trailer was taken from the Washington Trans fer Co. lot in the 1200 block of New York ovenue N.E. early yesterday. Police recovered both the truck and the whisky — the vehicle first, abandoned on the K street parking lot, and the whisky several hours later in a garage in the rear of a residence in the 1200 block of Morse street N.E. A neighborhood “tip'’ led police to the Morse street ad dress, Inspector Barrett revealed. Virginia Veteran Drowns CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va„ July 30 —Fred T. James, 24, one of four Charlottesville brothers, all vet erans of World War II, drowned Sunday white boating on Albemarle Lake near White Hall. • Conference <Continued From First Page.* Minister of Foreign Affairs, pointed out that China was longest in war. Wang called for a fuH and free discussion of all conference mat ters, saying he believed complete frankness “will be most effective in promoting true understanding among nations.’’ Five Committees in All. Adoption of the press recom mendation will mean that all com mittee meetings, where details of various clauses in individual treaties are to be debated, can be reported fully to the world. There are five committees in all. including the Rules Committee. The others are the Economic Commis sion for the Balkans, the Economic Commission for Italy, the Legal and Drafting Committee and the Cre dentials Committee. In addition there is a subcommis sion for each of the five defeated nations involved in the treaties, Italy, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and Finland. Mr. Byrnes led the figh^for free dom of information from the first. An American source said his motion LOST. A. T.' O. FRATERNITY PIN, Friday morn ing, July 26; shape ol cross; engraved "R. P. Merritt" on back. Call RA. 0666. —30 BILLFOLD, brown leather, contains identi fication and money, in neighborhood of 49th st. and Mass, ave. Reward, WO. 1441. —-1 BILLFOLD, containing identification of B. Berry Barger, 4616 Livingston rd. s.e. Please return.__ 30* BLACK COCKER, female, clipped. Reward. Call Wisconsin 4099._ —31 CHANGE PURSE, containing lady's dia mond-studded Waltham wrist watch, Mon day, July 29, phone booth Congressional Library. Reward. RE 6600, Ext. 3371. —1 DOG. black add brown, half chow and half police, disappeared while on vacation; slipped on one side, answers to "Pal ’’ EX. 7236._ _3i LADY’S WATCH, round, yellow gold. Ro man numerals, between 7th and D n.w. and band’ worn- Reward. Call RA. —31 LAPEL WATCH, yellow gold; lost in Hecht Co.’s. Reward. Hyattsville 6663. —1 MONEY—Approximately $370. in Arling ton. Saturday evening, July 27; can iden tify. Reward. Call Glebe 6686 after 6 p.m _ __I__ 30* SCOTTIE, black with white streaks, white chest; 6 months old; answers to name of Scottie” or “Tony": around noon July 28. vicinity Newton pi. n.w. Reward. RA. 9-54 or LU. 1546._ _3L SIAMESE CAT, "Mittens," vicinity of Belts vllle. Reward for Information leading to recovery. Cream body, brown face, feet and tail. May be heading for former home in Oxon Hill. Phone Tower 6461. _l SIAMESE CAT, female, wearing collar; lost yesterday around 2200 Decatur nl ilw. Reward. DE. 7173. _1 ' '^RLsH TERRIER, black and tan, vicinity JA - Bethesda. Reward. ,951° KentJtone drive, Bethesda WI. 8222 after 6 p m. __31 WRIST WATCH, gold, inscribed "Southern Intercollegiate Golf Championship”; lost on M st. n.w., bet. N. H. ave. and 16th, Monday. Reward 8L. 8992._—30 WIUST WATCH, lady’s; lost Saturday aSf'JtSWj'i Theater or bet. Keith’s and Childs Rest. Reward. Call RA 2626 ___—31 WRIST WATCH, lady's, small, yellow gold; square, wjth black strap; vie. Allison st. Reward" OE. SS&t.1400 bl°ClU' July LOST—One bundle of Army officer's uni forms, consisting of 1 green battle dress jacket with colonel's insignia, tropical worsted battle dress Jacket, 2 pairs green wool trousers. 4 or 5 tropical worsted shirts and trousers. These Items were lost either in the vicinity of 19th and Vernon sts n.w. or In the vicinity of 27th and cathedral ave n.». jog rewar(1 wllI be paid for the return of these Items and no questions will be asked. Phone TE "576 sfigi9 p» _ —i _FOUND, ~ GLASSES, sold frame; found Sunday morn ing on park bench at Columbia and Kalo rama rtf. 1420 R st. n.w.. Apt. 47. WHITE ESKIMO SPITZ. 2007 N.‘Danville st, Arlington, Va. CH. 1460. I PEACE CONFERENCE CONVENES—With Georges Bidault, : President and Foreign Minister of France, in the president’s chair (at left on upper dais», the 21-Nation Peace Conference is shown at its opening session in Luxembourg Palace, Paris, yesterday. The session was attended by 1,500 delegates repre senting the victorious Allied nations. —AP Wirephoto radioed from Paris. for open meetings was immediately I supported by Mr. Molotov and Dr. H. V. Evatt, the Australian Min | ister of External Affairs. The American informant quoted Mr. Molotov as saying he favored the proposal because "there has re cently been some distortion of the Soviet attitude toward the publica tion of the texts of the draft treaties" and that some Soviet pro posals had been reported inaccu rately in the press. Mr. Molotov was quoted as saying he believed this could be corrected if newspaper reporters were permitted to attend committee meetings. Spaak Heads Committee. Paul Henri Spaak of Belgium was ; elected chairman of the Rules Com mittee by 13 to 7 over Edward Kar delj of Yugoslavia, with one absten tion. Mr. Spaak was nominated by Mr. Evatt; Mr. Kardelj by Mr. Molo tov. How'ever. Mr. Kardelj, vice pre mier in Premier Marshal Tito's re-; gime, was chosed as vice-chairman on a suggestion of Russia with American backing. The delegates, who met around s green baize table, took no action on the explosive question of whether a simple majority or the two-thirds rule would govern further voting of the committee. A member of the British delegation said the com I mittee did not reach the subject, which was raised originally by Dr. Evatt in the open full conference session yesterday. Three-Hour Argument. A three-hour argument in the committee preceded the election of1 Mr. Spaak as chairman. Polish and Ukrainian delegates supported Mr. Molotov’s nomination of Kardelj for the chairmanship, in formants said. The Soviet repre sentative said Yugoslavia had suf fered n»re than almost any other country during the war. Greek and Netherlands delegates supported the Australian nomina tion of Mr. Spaak. The Czechoslovak foreign min ister, Jan Masaryk, then proposed a compromise, suggesting two chair men. It was defeated. 11 to 6. After more discussion, informants said, Mr. Byrnes told the commit tee: "If we don’t go any faster than this, we will be here until 1948." Secret Ballot Taken. It was then agreed to take a secret ballot and Mr. Spaak won. Mr. Molotov then nominated Mr. Kardelj for vice chairman and Mr. Byrnes suggested that the Yugoslav be elected by acclamation, which was done. Meantime a spokesman for the Italian delegation said in an inter view that the proposed treaty for Italy •practically means the eco nomic liquidation of Italy.’’ “We are deeply distressed,” he said. It is evident that the two memorandums which were sent to the Foreign Ministers’ Conference were not, even taken into consid eration.” Citing the costs of occupation, items for reparations and the recall of currency issued by the Allies, he said the treaty contradicted the promises made after the Quebec conference, when "we were told that the more Italy helped in the com mon Allied effort, the more con sideration would be given her in the treaty.” . Most of the principal figures of the conference are slated to speak this afternoon at the second meeting of the 21-nation group. Mr. Byrnes and Mr. Attlee were to be followed by Mr. Molotov. Dr. Evatt and the Chinese Foreign Min ister. The Australian proposal for an equal voice for all nations, advanced yesterday by Dr. Evatt, will receive its first test when the Rules and Pro cedure Commission decides whether a simple majority or a two-thirds majority will govern decisions of the conference. It was clear that Dr. Evatt would insist that only a simple majority be required to make recommendations to the Big Four on the drafting of treaties for Italy, Romania, Hun gary, Bulgaria and Finland. Mr. Byrnes won agreement yes terday for the publication of the complete drafts, as prepared by the Big Four, of proposed treaties with the five former enemy countries. The drafts will include clauses on' which the Big Four were unable to' agree, together with statements of i policy on these clauses by Britain,1 i France, the United States and Rus-! sia. The treaties will be made avail able to the press today, for release at midnight (6 pm. EST>. U. 5. Got Choice Seats At Parley, Reds Complain LONDON, July 30 </Pi —The Mos cow radio complained today that the United States had obtained the choice seats at the Paris Peace Con ference. and also described the Aus tralian proposal for equality of big and small nations attending the con ference as a “clumsy game." The radio said "it struck people" that exceptions had been made for, some delegations in the seating ar-i rangements, with the United States* receiving front-row accommodations "although this does net correspond: to the alphabetical seating." • Paris dispatches said the al phabetical system of seating re sulted in Secretary of State Byrnes sitting on the extreme right of the conference hall, and ' Soviet P’oreign Minister Molo- ! tov sitting on the far left. The j American delegation was in the front. rowr and Russias in the I eighth row. British*represents- | lives were in the fifth row cen ter). The broadcast, heard in London by the Soviet monitor, referred to a British-American "bloc" and said the speech of Dr. Evatt, Australian Minister of External Affairs, on equal rights for all 21 nations at tending the conference was an “am biguous statement.” Lynchings • Continued From First Page.i the Department of Justice are be hind this investigation. Georgia Officials to Get Record. “I hope for an early solution of these shocking murders. The en tire record of our investigation will be made available to the Governor of Georgia, if necessary, for proper action of Georgia civil authorities. "This crime is an affront to de cent Americanism. Only due proc ess of law sustains our claim to orderly self-government. I call upon all our citizens to repudiate mob rule and to assist the authori ities to bring these criminals to justice. The lives and liberties of none of us are safe when forces of terror operate outside the laws of God and man.” Group Hopes to See Truman For Protest on Lynchings A drive to obtain early enact ment of Federal legislation on lynching, the poll tax and the Ku Klux Klan was planned todav by the National Negro Congress, which sent representatives to the White House and the Justice Department yesterday to protest the fatal shoot ing of four Negroes near Monroe, Ga., last week. Dr. Max Yergan, president of the organization, said copies of a reso lution adopted at a meeting in New York City on Sunday will be laid before members of the House and Senate. Prosecution of Senator Bilbo, Democrat, of Mississippi and Gov.-elect Eugene Talmage for “in citement to murder" was called for. At the White House the group saw David K. Niles, administrative assistant to President Truman, who said he would seek an appointment for the group with the President about the Georgia lynchings. Dr. Yergan said the representatives were assured Mr. Truman is con cerned about the lynchings. Jus'lice Department Investigating. At the Justice Department the protesters, headed by Dr. Yergan. were received by Acting Attorney General John F. Sonnett in the absence of Attorney General Tom Clark, who was out of the city. Dr. Yergan said Mr. Sonnett told the CASH‘D Batter Sell New While / Price* Are Still High. \ ft* nr the fall ceilinc prlet la / cat*. Gat an oar preferred new- I car dellrerr list. 1 LOVING MOTORS ( "Your Friendly Packard Dealer* I 1122 M St. N.W. I Jmet Calk RE. 1570 4 froup the department is investigat-1< ng the lynchings fully; I A resolution presented to Mr. : Sonnett, also adopted at the New ; York meeting Sunday, declared ] Bilbo and Talmadge are as guilty J i af these murders as if they were on < the scene with smoking guns in their hands," adding: "They purposedly inspired and en couraged this lynch-terror against the Negro people. They should be , punished." j Compliments District. i Dr Yergan paid tribute to the i people of Washington, the Metro-; politan Police Department and the ! t groups that aided in the demonstra-p tion here yesterday against the ] lynchings. The police were compli-! < mented for their "dignified escort” i and not requiring a forma] parade l' permit. t ___ ji 'Continued Prom First Page t for the city from June. 1923, to June, 1925, when he left the job of chief draftsman in the architect's office for private employment. Until February, 1928, he was af-i filiated with a New York City1 architectural firm, but returned at that time to become an associate architect. In 1930 he was appointed chief of the architectural division. Mr. Coe again left municipal! service in March, 1943. to accept a 1 commission in the Navy's Civil En- : gineer Corps. He was in service i until October 1. 1945. when he re-! turned to the District as senior en-1 gineer. He attended George Washington; University here and is a member of the American Institute of Archi tects and the Washington Building Congress. Former Post Abolished. Mr. Hutson also has had 20 years' service with the District govern ment. After attending George Washington University he went to work for the city as a structural draftsman in the architect's office February 15, 1926. He was made senior construction engineer in charge of buildings five years ago, having been chief inspec tor of construction for the five years before that. In approving his new job as director of construction, the Civil Service abolished his former post. The new job pays $8,179.50. Mr. Batson started working for the District in 1918 as a timekeeper for the Sewer Department. After an absence of 10 months he returned to municipal employ in 1920. again being assigned to the Sewer Depart - ment. After rising to the position GAS WATER HEATERS for , Immediate Installation A. P. WOODSON CO. 1313 H St. N.W. Phone: RE. 5800 *w<u in 91. ii.w. Circulation, June, 1946 (9fi.4% in City and Trading Area.) (Average net paid.) The Evening Star_242,173 Tht Sunday Star......225,907 i A it superintendent of transportation le was transferred to the Highway >partment in Mav, 1944, as assist int superintendent of trees and >arkings. As superintendent he will ■aria *5.905.20 a year. Prices i Continued From First Page.' hirts, shorts and pajamas have ieen raised 11 per cent bv OPA, and t was indicated further increases ire still to come. The boost in cigarette prices was ipplied by the Liggett & Myers To lacco Co., makers of Chesterfield, i'atima and Piedmont cigarettes, but ither firms are expected to announce ncreases soon, inasmuch as tobacco vas one of the decontrolled com nodities set up in revived OPA leg slation. Retail'Boosts Likely. Retail sources said the wholesale ncrease probably would mean a 1 :ent rise for single packages of :agarettes still selling for 14 cents. There was some doubt, however, whether 15-cent cigarettes would in crease to 16 cents. In another development on the drice front, Washington hotels started reflguring their menu prices today with the possibility of a 15 to 18 per cent price increase in meals sefore the end of the week. A number of chain restaurants rnd drug stores already have order ed price rises in items containing decontrolled foods such as meat, Poultry and dairy products. While individual restaurants also were making changes, the Washing ion Rastaurant Association was ^waiting a clarification from OPA aefore issuing a general bulletin to its members. Announcement on this question was expected some time today, ac cording to an official of the ‘associa tion. Retail prices of men's shirts, shorts and pajamas have been in BUY DIRECT FROM THE FACTORY! VENETIAN BLINDS WOOD SLATS OR METAL BOND EIlZED ANCD GALVANIZED SLATS Quick Deliveries. Southern Venetian Blind Co. 2251 9th St. N.W. Phone AD. 5400 We Are the Only Venetian Hind Manufacturer in Washington foiueyuu’foiutuu ^ OF celebrities! V Dine today as did the great j t-, Napoleon—on superb, deli- 4 cious fowl. at® -. i Tonight’s Dinner J ■ Special I A roast STUFFED TURK El. U ■ BAKED CRANBERRIES. OBUT I ■ SAUCE-$2.00 L ■ Appetizer to dessert I Q Dinner, 5 to 9 M H Luncheon, 12 to 2:30 P M air conditioned m Q Lafayette* B . . . ROOM* 16th ond Eye Sts. N.W. jHI COCKTAIL LOUNGE f DELIGHTFUL DINING On the cool outdoor deck «e tn the air conditioned com fort of a set tin * that height ens your Joy in food eatinf —come for LUNCHEON; 12-11 JO DINNER: Shi I Air Conditioned The Parrot RESTAURANT Casa. At*, at K St. FREE PARKING * OPA Doubts Power Over Menu Prices on Decontrolled Foods OPA sources said today there was "some question” whether the agency, under the new price control act, can exercise any form of control over menu prices in which foods no longer under ceilings are involved. Legal experts in OPA have been working for several days on the problem and have yet to reach a decision, a spokes man said. creased 11 per cent nationally and it was indicated further increases are ahead. * OPA officials said today th?t the latest rise had nothing to ho with the new price control bill but was granted under the old act which required industry earnings be main tained at the 1936-1939 levql. Further Increases Ahead. Further clothing price increases, estimated by some officials at from 15 to 29 per cent, will be ordered later under provisions of the new bill. On top of the general 11 per cent increase, OPA allowed another 10 per cent for men's Rnd boys' dress shirts and boys’ sport shirts in the lower-price fields. The increases will compensate manufacturers for rising labor and material costs from August 18, 1945, to last June 30. In other price actions, OPA con tinued indefinitely a 10 per cent increase in ceilings on construction machinery and equipment, pending further study of industry costs. The agency also announced manu facturers' ceiling price increases ranging from 4.5 to 11 per cent for plastic parts used in plastic-fin ished products, although retail prices of such products are not im mediately affected. Meanwnile, an Agriculture De partment report disclosed that prices received by farmers for cotton, grains, meat animals, poultry, eggs and dairy products during the month ended July 15 were the high est in 37 years. These increases, the Bureau of Ag ricultural Economics said, raised the general level of prices received by producers 26 points over a month earlier, to 244 per cent of the 1909 1914 average. The bureau said contributing fac tors to the sharp rise were a 17 point rise in the index of crop prices and : a 34 point rise in the price index for [ livestock and livestock products The report commented that the price situation was "generally confused about the 15th of the month, making it difficult to obtain representative average prices on that date." The agency added that “much of this confusion appeared to stem from the unwillingness of some buyers to pay increased prices with the possibility that price controls might be reinstated before the com modity could be sold in central mar kets.” “ “ *~7* * • '»♦ YOU’LL NEVER . ' SEE'FOOD. LIKE : • OUR SEAFOOD*.', . # • • « , # « • # y^ |7r restaurant •. , • . *• • • • • . V '-•'* COLUMBIA ROAD * . * . AT I8T" . . ' • STEAKS AND CHOPS * * • • AIR CONDITIONED Foreign Service Bill Boosting Pay Scales Is Sent to Truman A bill designed to provide the United States with a bigger, better paid, younger, more efficient for eign service today awaited only the signature of President Truman to become law. The House-insututed measure, passed yesterday by the Senate, pro vides that ambassadors and minis ters, who got their last raise ,in 1855, will receive a top of $25,000 and $15,000, respectively, as compared to previous maximum salaries of $17, 500 and $10,000. The bill, drawn along lines rec ommended by the State Depart ment, is known as the Foreign Service Act of 1946. In addition to the providing for pay raises for ranks below that of minister, which would range under the reorganization plan from $3,300 i 13.500—they now range from I $3,271.80 to $10.000—the measure ' would: Change the age of mandatory re tirement from 65 to 60, and permit an officer who had served 20 jears to retire voluntarily at >0. Require foreign service officers to spend three ef their first 15 service years in the United States, allow ing them home leave after every two years abroad. Establish the Navy’s promotion system, whereby an officer not pro moted w'ithin a set period of years is retired. Establish a Foreign Service Offi cers' Corps, permitting specialists to serve four years with the same status as permanent officers and thereafter to transfer at their op tion to the permanent service; set up a Foreign Service Staff Corps for fiscal, administrative, clerical and auxiliary personnel; provide for a Foreign Service Institute, com i parable to the naval staff schools. 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