Standard Register Co.
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
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
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
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.
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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
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
In addition there is a subcommis
sion for each of the five defeated
nations involved in the treaties,
Italy, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria
Mr. Byrnes led the figh^for free
dom of information from the first.
An American source said his motion
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
France, the United States and Rus-!
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
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
• 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
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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 ,
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'
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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
He attended George Washington;
University here and is a member
of the American Institute of Archi
tects and the Washington Building
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
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
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.
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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
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
Announcement on this question
was expected some time today, ac
cording to an official of the ‘associa
Retail prices of men's shirts,
shorts and pajamas have been in
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OPA Doubts Power
Over Menu Prices on
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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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