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94th YEAH, No. 37,383 Phon« KA. 5000. D. C., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1946-THIRTY-FOTJR PAGES. *★* K g»■;?“ P-1^5 CENTS
Ship Owners Ask WSB to End
Strike by Granting Wage Boost;
Third Union May Join Walkout
Leader of Marine
Firemen Demands
Change in Policy
By James Y. Newton
The National Wage Stabiliza
tion Board today heard an ap
peal from ship owners to end the
Nation-wide shipping strike ,£y
reversing its decision which re
duced the size of wage increases
granted AFL seamen by the op
erators. It also heard the threat
of another union to join the
strike if reversal is not forth
coming immediately.
The morning session of the
board's rehearing of the maritime
wage case was devoted to West
Coast interests—the Pacific Amer-,
ican Ship Owners Association, the
AFL Sailors Union of the Pacific
These Six Members
Of WSB Are Holding
Ship Strike Hearing
•» At A»iotioW Pr*s>
Here are the six members of
the Wage Stabilization Board
which opened a crucial hearing
today in connection with the
AFL maritime strike:
Public members — Chairman
Willard Wirtz. former law
teacher at Northwestern and
Iowa Universities: Phillips L.
Garman. former industrial re
lations chief of the War Pro
duction Board.
Labor members — Robert
Watt, an AFL leader, and Carl
J. Shipley of the CIO Auto
Workers.
Industry members—Earl Can
non. vice president of a truck
ing company at Madison. Wis.,
and A. Colman Barrett, a pub
lic relations counsel of Wash
ington.
All six were associated with
the War Labor Board, either as
members or stall officers, be
fore WLB went out of existence
last December 31.
and the Pacific Coast Marine Fire
men's Union, independent. The
rase involving .Atlantic and Gulf|
owners and the AFL Seafarers In-!
temational Union will be heard this
afternoon.
A meeting hurriedly called by the
AFL maritime strike strategy com-j
mlttee in New York shortly after
noon was canceled just as quickly j
with little explanation from John
Hawk, vice president of the Sea
farers' Union and East CoAst strike
leader.
"We believe that matters involved
will adjust themselves.'’ he said.
Marine Firemen Taking Vote.
Strikes by the Sailors’ Union and
Seafarers against the Stabilization
Board decision clipping the pay in
crease they won from shipowners
last June have immobilized Amer
ican shipping. The Marine Fire
men. although involved in the board
decision, so far have not struck.
But. J. R. Gormley. Firemen's of
ficial. issued this ultimatum to the
board:
"We are taking a strike vote. At
6 a.m. Thursday we will be on the
bricks and we will stay there no
matter how long it takes.”
Mr. Gormley bluntly told the
board to "stop horsing around" and
approve the wage increases granted
the seamen and firemen by the
shipowners. He said his union had
15.000 members.
Mr. Gormley was the only union
union representative to attend
Officials of the Bailors’ Union and
Seafarers passed up the rehearing
on the grounds they already had
submitted all of their evidence to
the board.
Shipping management signed a
• See MARITIME, Page A-3 >
Stocks Drop $1 to $11
More in Late Flurry
ty Associated Pratt
NEW YORK. Sept. 10—Stock
prices skidded into new low ground
for the year today as another heavy i
wave of selling near the close
dropped many issues tl to more
than $12 a share for the day.
The ticker tape fell as much as
three minutes behind trading in the
rush of liquidation during the final
minutes of a hectic day on the New
York Stock Exchange.
Earlier, the market had gone
down, then lifted as buyers came
forward in greater number, and
then slumped again. Many leaders
later had come back a little before
the final smart downswing. -
Cotton futures underwent wide
and at -times violent fluctuations
and ended In the grip of a selling
wave which left quotations $3.30 to
$5.40 a bale lower. It was one of
the widest net declines in the staple
in several weeks.
Clark on Way to U. S.
In Flying Fortress
By Mm AstecialIrtti
PARIS, Sept. 10.—Gen. Mark W.
Clark, commander of American
forces in Austria, took off from Orly
Field in a Plying Fortress at 3:58
pm., GMT (10:30 am., E8T> today
for the United States.
An American delegation spokes
man at the Peace Conference said
Gen. Clark spent 30 minutes visiting
with Secretary of State Byrnes after
the general’s arrival In Paris.
Leslie P. BlfBe, secretary of the
Senate and a member of the United
States Monument Commission, and
Brig. Gen. Thomas North, secretary
of the commission, left together
later today In an ATC transport for
Washington.
t
Wave of Buying Strips Shelves
As N. Y. Truck Strike Continues
Food Chains Hardest Hit by Nine-Day-Old
Walkout; O'Dwyer to Add 2,000 Police
•>' Atsoc»ot«d Fr«st
NEW YORK. Sept. 10.—The
prolonged strike of 25.000 AFL
truck drivers and a resultant
threat of food shortages for New
York City retailers today brought
a wave of buying which stripped
grocers’ shelves of canned goods
and other staples.
Food chains, hit hardest by the
nine-day-old walkout, reported meat
cases empty and little or no fresh
vegetables on hand.
Pickets of the AFL International
Brotherhood of Tearpsters were
posted on traffic arteries leading into
the city, turning back trucks which
tried to bring in anything except
perishables, drugs and me&ical sup
plies—granted immunity from the
shutdown.
Plant shutdowns, layoffs and in
terruption of work on vast building
projects also were threatened.
Max A. Foley, president of the New
York Building Congress, declared
that work cm hundreds of millions
dollars worth of construction work
in New York would be halted within
a week for lack of supplies if the
strike continued.
Other building spokesmen esti
mated layoffs already run in the
thousands.
As a result of the emergency cre
ated by both the trucking strike and
the walkout of AFL seamen. Mayor
William O’Dwyer announced that 2,
000 new patrolmen would be placed
on duty next week. He said their
use to drive trucks 'was not contem
plated."
The Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co.
announced it would close all of the
500 A & P stores in the New York
area at the end of Saturday's bust- !
ness.
The Safeway Food Stores also an-1
nounced it would close at least 340
of its stores. The National Sugar'
' See TRUCKERS, Page A-5. i j
Pittsburgh Returning
To Normal as Court
Halts Power Strike
|
Utility Heads Ordered
To Enter Negotiations
For Sound Labor Policy
ffy the Associated Press
PITTSBURGH. Sept. 10.—A
County Common Pleas Court
order, stressing the public
interest and welfare, brought a
quick end today—at least tempo
rarily—to a strike of electric
power employes which had
threatened paralysis of an 817
square-mlle area embracing 1,
500,000 people.
The order forbade any activities
"which will imperil the lives, prop
erty. health and well being of the
citizens.”
Just as strikes were beginning to
leave their posts to take up picket1
stations. Judge Walter P. Smart
handed down the order directing the
Independent Association of Em
ployes of the Duquesne Light Co., to
“rescind and recall any order de
claring a strike.” It enjoined the
union from "interfering with the op
eration of any auxiliary equipment
of Duquesne Light Co., the City of
Pittsburgh or any other suppliers of
power. It forbade picketing.
Negotiations Ordered.
The order, directed against the
company as well as the union, ord
ered officers and directors of the
untilitv “to enter into bona fide ne
gotiations with the independent as
sociation and to work out a sound
and permanent labor policy which
will prevent the recurrence of dis
putes between them and their work
ers.” The company was told to
“render adequate and continuous
power.”
The City of Pittsburgh and its
health director. Dr. I. Hope Alex
ander, petitioned for the injunction
as business and industry was be
ginning to curtail operations in
prepartion for an emergency. Some
1.200 streetcars left their routes to
help save power.
Today, all was headed back toward
normal, with streetcar service re
suming in the early morning hours.
The court's order came dramat
ically at the hour the strike officially
got under way—12:01 a.m.—to en
force union demands for a master
contract covering nine operating
companies associated with Du
quesne and a 20 per cent wage
increase.
Hearing Set Friday.
President George L. Mueller of
the union said early today he had
postponed the strike on his own in
iative in accordance with the court
order, which directs the union and
company representatives to a hear
ing Friday. The postponement, he
said, was “until some time after
Friday.” Members of a strike com
mittee to whom the postponement
was referred said approval was a
formality.
Mayor David L. Lawrence, hag
gard and worn from hours of labor
as a volunteer mediator, took the
case to the courts quickly after the
; union's General Policy Committee
voted 42 to 9 just two hours before
the strike deadline against submit
; ting to the rank-and-file member
ship a company proposal to leave
I the problem to arbitration.
The steel Industry, the big de
. partment stores and other busi
nesses as well as home users of
! electricity had waited anxiously for
! days the outcome of long drawn-out
j~ 'See POWER, Page A-3.)
Tentative Yugoslav
Agreement to Pay
Indemnity Revealed
Clayton Says Nation
Promises Amends for
Flyers, Balks on Planes
By Garnett D. Horner
Acting Secretary of State Clay
ton said today that Yugoslavia
has tentatively agreed to pay.
indemnity for the loss of five
American lives in an Army trans
port plane shot tfbwn by Yugo-1
Slav fighter planes August 19.
He said the Yugoslavs had raised
some question, however, regarding
the United States demand that they
also pay for the loss of the plane
involved in that incident as well as
another American transport plane
forced down by Yugoslav Aghters
on August •.
Mr. Clayton told a news confer
ence that negotiations are going on
regarding the amount of the in
demnity and that he did not regard
the Yugoslav objection to paying
for loss of the planes as conclusive.
Figure Not Revealed.
He said that American Ambassa
dor Richard C. Patterson, jr., in
Belgrade had held only one confer-1
ence with Yugoslav officials on the,
matter so far. This Government!
has set the Agure it expects Yugo-!
si*via to pay, he said, but he refused
to make it public for the time being.1
Mr. Clayton said that in the'
meantime he believed maritime
union members should leave to the!
State Department and to the United
Nations Relief and Rehabilitation
Administration the decision on con
tinuing shipments of relief supplies
to Yugoslavia.
He was asked the Government's
position on a statement by Joseph
P. Ryan, president of the AFL
Longshoremen's Union, that the
longshoremen would not load any
relief supplies for Yugoslavia until
"proper action’’ is taken against
those responsible for shooting down
the two American planes.
Mr. Clayton said the Government
considers this is a matter for
UNRRA to determine itself, adding
that he is sorry to see a union take
the matter into its own hands.
Diversion Reports Probed.
It was made plain earlier that
this Government will not intervene
to halt UNRRA shipments to Yugo
slavia because of the plane inci
dents. in view of Marshal Tito's
formal apology, assurances that
American planes will not be attacked
in the future, and the current nego- i
tiations over the indemnity ques
tion.
In response to other questions,
Mr. Clayton said reports of diversion
of UNRRA supplies for political and
military purposes had been investi
gated in Yugoslavia as well as other
countries, and that the State De
partment had concluded that by
and large the distribution has been
on a fair and equitable basis.
He admitted that some of the
reports were found true, but said
that it is inevitable for there to be
some cases of carelessness or mis
conduct in such a large operation as
UNRRA and that they have been
minor compared to the big job that
has been done.
Full Explanation Promised.
Earlier, UNRRA headquarters
promised a detailed explanation to
day of the transaction in which
steel rails destined for China were
consigned instead to Yugaslavia.
The relief agency and State De
“ 'See YUGOSLAVIA, Page A-3.~
Democrats Say GOP Has Listed
jSeats It May Lose in Congress
The Democratic National Commit
tee today said the Republican party
leadership "has prepared a confiden
tial list of congressional districts
now held by Republicans which it
fears it may lose in the election next
November.”
. The committee's official organ,
"The Democrat,” said the list,
promptly labeled "phoney*’ by a
Republican official, came to the
paper "inadvertently" from Repub
lican national headquarters and
“contains the names of OOP
incumbents considered ‘dangerous
1
from the Republican point of view.’ ”
The list, the paper added, presents
a “sharp contrast to the optimistic
statements given out by Republican
spokesmen for public consumption.
In its release and speeches to the
public, the Republican party has
predicted that it will capture con
trol of both the House and the
Senate.
“That would mean gaining from
the Democrats 26 seats in the House
and 10 seats in the Senate."
Questioned about the list officials
> (See REPUBLICANS, Page A-4.)
1 k
Tel Aviv Curfew
Is Lifted After
Terrorist Hunt
16-Hour House Arrest
Enforced After Three
Died in Bombings
ly the Associottd Press
JERUSALEM, Sept. 10—The
curfew at Tel Aviv was lifted
late today after the city’s 200,000
Jewish residents had been under
house arrest for 16 hours fol
lowing a wave of terrorism in
which three persons were killed,
S number of others Injured and
Heavy property damage caused.
Police and soldiers searched and
questioned the Jewish residents
during the curfew, but there was
no immediate report of arrests or
discoveries.
The military continued to cordon
off nearby Ramat Gan. a Jewish
town of 5,000, which has been under
curfew and search since dawn.
Unofficial sourcea said 900 had
been screened at Ramat Gan and
that 30 had been detained for fur-!
ther questioning.
A number of bombs exploded dur-!
ing the night.
Approximately 8.000 troops poured.
into Tel Aviv at dawn to assist 1
police in making a house-to-house
search of that all-Jewish city, where
two British officers were listed as ,
killed outright in ah explosion1 (
whicn damaged a government
building.
British Sergeant Killed.
A communique issued here dis
closed that a British sergeant was
shot and killed near Petah Tikva
when he investigated an explosion 1
there.
It was previously reported that
a British major, serving as a Jaffa-j
Tel Aviv security officer, was killed!
in a blast which wrecked his home
and office and damaged a govern-1
ment building across the street.
Also killed was an Arab constable
on guard duty at the scene. He
was felled by gunfire while trying!
to prevent the explosion
Throughout Northern Palestine,
authorities reported a number of
explosions, but details still were
scant as to damage and targets. !
Definite reports qf terrorist acts
were received from Nathanya. Caes
area, Tulkarm and Petitfi Tikva.
Three British soldiers were in
jured on the road near Givat Bren
ner and two others were injured
near Kfar Vitkin, south of Haifa.
The communique said an army
ambulance struck a mine near
Hadera and overturned, resulting in
a broken arm for the driver.
Sabotage Deplored.
A Jewish Agency spokesman de
plored the recent sabotage, saying:
"The bulk of Jewry and Jews all
over the world are profoundly dis-!
turbed by the recrudescence of vio- j
lence in Palestine and the loss of life
which has resulted from it, par
ticularly as the new outbreaks have
occurred at the time of the open-'
ing of the London conference.”
The Agency spokesman said he
was also speaking in the name of
the Jewish National Council, Vaad
Leumi. He said the agency was1
taking a "nrm but temperate stand”
and would not relax in seeking
“a realistic basis for an agreed set
tlement on the future of Palestine."
He'said the agency would not be
deflected by violent acts.
The spokesman indicated the
Jewish Agency indorsed what he
termed the "non-violent resistance”
resolution adopted yesterday at a
joint meeting of Vaad Leumi mem-!
bers and heads of Jewish towns
and villages who decided “to allo
cate immediately a total of £100.000
< $400,0000» for Jewish immigration
to Palestine without regard for re
strictions of the 1939 white paper,
which has no legal validity.”
Ex-GI Gets Eight Years
For Yugoslav Accident
•y th« Associated ?rti
BELGRADE, Sept. 10. — William
Wedge, night watchman in the
United States Embassy, was sen
tenced by a Yugoslav court today
to eight years’ imprisonment and,
ordered to pay approximately $8,000
in indemnities as the result of a
May Day jeep accident in which a
Yugoslav officer was killed and an
other injured.
The watchman, who is 21 and
comes from Newton, Mass., has the
right to appeal to the Yugoslav Su
preme Court within 15 days.
Wedge, who suffered minor head
injuries in the accident, was de
fended by a Yugoslav lawyer se
lected by the American Embassy.
Wedge maintained that the curve
where the accident occurred was not
marked by any warning sign. He
acknowledged that he was driving
at an excessive speed.
American Ambassador Richard C.
Patterson, present at the hearing,
announced that the sentence would
be appealed. A State Department
official witnessing the trial said he
considered the proceedings “emi
nently fair" and announced that
two steps had been taken:
1. Through the foreign office the
Embassy had requested Immunity
for Wedge as is done for all em
ployes of the diplomatic corps.
2. The Embassy offered to pay the
Indemnity which Wedge was
charged, adding that the "offer was
considerably lees than the amount
asked."
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4 WE'RE
- TAKIN'
OVER?
Britain Not Committed to Split
Palestine, Attlee Tells Arabs
Prime Minister Opens London Conference
On Holy Land; Jews May Join Talk Later
(Text of Address on Page A-4.)
ly the Associated Press
LONDON. Sepfc 10.—Prime
Minister Attlee opened the Lon
don conference on Palestine to
day with the assurance that
Britain was not committed to the
controversial British - American
experts’ plan to divide Palestine
into a federal state of four zones.
Addressing Arab leaders, the
British Prime Minister appealed to
both Arabs and Jews to “make con
cessions necessary for peace” in the
Holy Land where fresh violence
flared.
Jews did not join in the parley,
but indications grew that they might
participate later, though not at the
same table with the Arabs.
An informed Jewish source said
the Jewish Agency would join the
talks later this week if Britain
“showed a willingness to concede."
A British government official pre
dicted that both the Jewish Agency
and non-Agency Jews would attend
later on. British cabinet ministers
were reported considering a “certain
formula" under which the Jewish
Agency has offered to participate.
Faris Bey El Khourl, president of
the Syrian Chamber of Deputies
and official spokesman for the Arab
League delegation, said he would
reply formally to the prime min
ister’s address when the conference
resumed tomorrow morning.
The first meeting adjourned soon
after Khourl made his announce
ment.
Mr. Attlee emphasized that while
the federalization plan was “the
first item on the agenda,” the Brit
ish government was not committed
to it.
“It is a proposal we ask you to
consider.” said Mr. Attlee. “It is
open for any delegation either to
(See ATTLEE, Page A-4.)
Citation of Contempt
Against Fields Signed
By Speaker Rayburn
Surplus Property Case
Papers Due to Reach
U. S. Attorney Today
Speaker of the House Rayburn
has signed the contempt citation
against Benjamin F. Fields and
the papers are scheduled to go
to the United States attorney
this afternoon, the House clerk’s
office disclosed today.
Fields, Washington promoter
called by the House Surplus Prop
erty Committee to testify on a
bronze wire screen transaction, is
accused in the contempt papers of
“willful and deliberate refusal’ to
produce records, books and memo
randa subpoenaed by the committee.
South Trimbl^, clerk of the House,
received the signed contempt cita
tion from Speaker Rayburn today
and immediately started certifying
the papers for transmission to
United States Attorney Edward M.
Curran, who would present the case
to the grand jury.
Would Face Trial.
If the District grand jury should
find that Fields showed contempt,
he would be charged and subject to
trial. Conviction would entail a pos
sible fine of $1,000 or a year in jail
or both.
The records wanted by the com
mittee—which, Fields, during four
appearances, insisted he didn't have
—involved how he split a $4,442 com
mission on a $8,085 deal in surplus
wire screen.
Fields, who proved to be a witness
with a faulty memory, at first pro
duced a memorandum showing the
commission had been split with va
rious “John Does." Later, he iden
tified two of the "John Does” as for
mer employes and said he had paid
$400 to William Howard Payne, a
Washington attorney.
Auditor Tells of Checks.
The committee drew testimony
from another witness. Ted R. Strom,
an auditor, that he had an assort
ment of canceled checks, cash re
ceipts and cash disbursement papers
dealing with the wire screen trans
action.
The contempt papers have been
in preparation since August 15, when
the committee voted to cite Fields
for contempt. The papers, prepared
by Committee Counsel Hugh D.
Wise. jr„ were sent to Chairman
Slaughter in Kansas City and for
warded by him to Speaker Rayburn
at Bonham, Tex. To save time,
House Parliamentarian Lewis Desch
ler prepared the necessary forms in
advance and sent them to the
Speaker.
Four New Stabbings
Reported in Bombay
•y *h» Aicectat«d Pr«>
BOMBAY, India. Sept. 10—Casual
ties in the Hindu-Moslem communal
clashes rose to M2 dead and 729 in
jured today when four new stabbings
were reported.
Save for the stabbings, one of
which was fatal, and one instance of
looting. Bombay was quiet.
The police commissioner extended
the curfew for another seven days.
L
New Design Approved
Ending Long Battle on
D. C. Receiving Home
Welfare Board Agrees
With City Heads on Plan
To House Delinquents
By John W. Thompson, Jr.
The long-standing battle over
the design for a new Receiving
Home for Children ended today
with announcement by the Dis
trict Commissioners of a new
plan approved by both them
selves and the Board of Public
Welfare.
Detailed drawings and specifica
tions. they said, will be prepared as
soon as possible for a structure de
signed to accommodate a maximum
of 68 delinquent children, but the
design will be such that initial con
struction can, if necessary, be re
stricted to a capacity of 43.
The building will be advertised on
the basis of alternate bids covering
both the higher and lower capacities,
they explained.
Actually, today's decision repre
sents a victory for the Commission
ers who last January reluctantly
agreed to the construction on the
basis of a Welfare Board design
which the city heads said provided
insufficient segregation between
relinquent and non-delinquent chil
dren and which they warned could
not be built within the available
appropriation.
Opposed by Clubwomen.
Their objection was shared by nu
merous local and national welfare
groups, but the Welfare Board re
fused to modify its proposal.
At that time an appropriation of
$285,000 was available for construc
tion of the new home on land ad
jacent to the Columbia Institution
TSee RECEIVING HbME, Pg. A-6l
Snyder to Recommend
Reopening of Street
West of White House
Secret Service Sees
No Reason to Keep
Avenue Under Guard
Secretary of the Treasury;
Snyder will recommend reopen
ing of West Executive avenue to
traffic and pedestrians and the
street probably will be reopened
not later than October 1, a
Treasury official revealed today.
This disclosure came less than
24 hours after East Executive ave- i
nue returned to its prewar status'
as a major traffic artery, diverting
much of the traffic from the con
gested Fifteenth street and New
York avenue intersection.
The Star has been urging, edi-,
torially, since August 24 that both
East and West Executive avenues
be reopened, pointing out that they
were being used only as private'
parking places for privileged offi
cials
White House Approves.
The Treasury official said he
understood the White House had
no objection to reopening the street
west of the White House which
is now a perking place for State
Department and White House cars,1
guarded at each end by uniformed
police.
The Treasury Secretary, it was
learned, has checked with Secret
Service and has been informed
there is no real reason why the
street should remain closed.
During the war. the Treasury offi
cial explained, both Executive ave- I
nues were closet! for security reason’s
to divert as much traffic as possible
away from the vicinity of the White
House.
Since West Executive avenue was
closed by executive order, it will take
another executive order to open it— |
just as was done with East Ex ecu- •
tive avenue.
West Executive avenue has come
under the jurisdiction of the Secret
Service at White House discretion. I
Before the war, it was under the
jurisdiction of the Office of Na
tional Capital Parks.
Irving C. Root, superintendent of
rSee“ WEST-EXECUTIVE, Page A-5^
OPA Frees Heavy Trucks,
Motorcycles, Novelties
By th* Associated Press
OPA price ceilings were lifted to
day from most heavy trucks, all
motorcycles, and assorted paper and
casein plastic products.
OPA said the items were freed
from control because they have “lit
tle effect on either business or liv
ing costs."
The trucks affected are those of
30,000 pounds gross weight and
above, which OPA said include 10
ton trucks.
Paper products freed from ceil-*
ings include decorative novelties,
garment hangers, gift-tying tape,
flower pota and boxes made of
paperboard, milk bottle caps and
hoods, luggage and items for indus
trial use.
Gifts Costing Up to $2,500
Presented to Sponsors of Ships
t By Robert K. Walsh
Gifts ranging in value from $15
to more than $2,500 were given to
women who helped launch wartime
merchant vessels in 5.552 cefemonies
by some 83 shipbuilding concerns,
the Senate War Investigating Com
mittee was informed today.
The Maritime Commission, which
compiled the data at the request of
the committee, disclosed the names
and amounts after committee of
ficials had indicated the informa
tion was being withheld for further
study to. determine in each in
stance whether the mohey for the
gifts came from the individual
companies or from Government
funds.
1116 list of women who wielded
champagne bottles at ship launch
ing ceremonies from January 1,
1939, to December 31, 1945, reads
like a “Who's Who" of wives and
relatives of prominent Government
officials, other well-known citisens.
as well as of women distinguished
in many fields of activity. Also on
the list, however, are names of
mrfny women who were selected to
k
sponsor ships because of relation-,
ship to servicemen who lost their
liVes or because of efficient work as
employes of shipbuilding companies.
In some instances, the Maritime1
Commission informed the Senate
committee, shipbuilding companies
refused to give information as to the
type of gift or its cost to women
sponsors. In each case, however,
the names of all the sponsors were
listed. Another part of the 130-page
report list the relationships of
sponsors to officials or employes of
the Maritime Commission and the
War Shipping Administration.
Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, ac
cording to the report, received gifts
totaling (803.50 for participating in
the launching of the barge Pine Tree
ii\ February, 1943 and the carrier
Casablanca in April, 1943. She re
fused to accept a gift at the launch
ing of the Victory ship West Point
in August, 1939. The gifts she did
take were a scale model of a barge.
(See WAR PROFITS, Page A-6.1
A
Big Majorities
Piled Up by GOP
In Maine Voting
Brewster Re-elected;
Extends Margin of
Victory in 1940
»y Atseciatcd P,»„
PORTLAND. Me., Sept. 10.—
The Republican party retained
its traditional dominant role in
Maine politics today, having car
ried all of its candidates for ma
jor office to victory by large ma
jorities in yesterday's election.
Re-elected for second terms were
Senator Brewster and Gov. Horae*
Hildreth. Chosen again for third,
fourth and fifth terms, respectively,
were Representatives Hale, Margaret
C. Smith and Fellows.
Gov. Hildreth captured 61 per cent
of the gubernatorial votes to defeat
F Davis Clark, Democrat. 30-year
old war veteran, as compared with
the 70 per cent by which he won
the governorship two years ago.
On the other hand. Senator Brew
ster polled 64 per cent of the sena
torial vote to defeat Peter M. Mac
Donald, former Democratic State
chairman, a gain of 9 per cent over
the 55 per cent with which he won
his Senate seat in 1940 after three
terms in the House.
Asked for Large Majorities.
GOP leaders had asked their par
tisans to roll up large majorities
with an eye to the November elec
tions in other States.
A *150 veterans' bonus bill which
Gov. Hildreth supported was heavily
rejected in referendum. Gov. Hil
dreth's opponent had opposed th*
bill’s supporting tax program.
Voting was the lightest since 1930.
The unofficially tabulated votes:
For Senator. 565 of 619 precincts,
Brewster. 107.480; MacDonald. 61.769.
For Governor. 565 of 619 precincts,
Hildreth, 107.159; Clark. 58.204.
For Congress:
First district, 151 of 152 precincts.
Hale. 38.949; John C. Fitzgerald,
Democrat. 26.261.
Second district. 199 of 208 pre
cincts. Smith, 39.217; Edward Jf
Beauchamp. Democrat. 25,416.
Third district, 210 of 259 precincts,
Fellows. 28,488; John D. Coghill,
Democrat. 10,388.
Brewster Charges "Discord.”
It was the sixth consecutive elec
tion in which the GOP filled all
major offices at stake.
In his contest with Mr. MacDon
ald. Senator Brewster claimed "divi
sion and discord" were rampant in
the Truman administration and said
it was “time for a fall house
cleaning.”
When he was promoted from the
House in 1940. Senator Brewster, a
member of the Senate War Investi
gating and Pearl Harbor Committees,
polled 55 per cent of the vote. His
opponent then was former Gov.
Louis J. Brann, the Democrats' best
vote-getter in a generation.
Gov. Hildreth, who got 70 per
cent of the vote two years ago. made
pride in a “businesslike" administra
tion his major campaign theme.
Mrs. Smith was the only winner
among candidates indorsed bv the
CIO-PAC.
Mr. Fivzgerald made Mr Hales
vote against continuance of OPA an
issue in their contest.
1). S. Reported Seeking Use
Of Radios in Reich Zone
• y the Associated Press
BERLIN, Sept. 10.—Authoritative
sources said today the State De
partment was conducting negotia
tions with authorities of the Ameri
carf-occupied zone of Germany for
use of broadcasting stations there to
broadcast news reports into Eastern
Europe and Russia.
The French government was re
ported to have given the State De
partment notice the use of the Al
giers station for broadcast into Rus
sia will be denied as of January 1.
The negotiations in Germany are
being conducted at the request of
William Benton, Assistant Secretary
of State, the Berlin informants said.
Feeling among American occupa
tion authorities is divided on the
proposal. One group opposes the
broadcasts on the ground that such
action would complete an already
intricate situation in governing
Germany and be another move to
divide the country into eastern and
western zones of influence, which is
against American policy.
The second group feels the broad
casts' value outweighs this risk.
Heaf May Top 90 Again;
Relief Seen Tomorrow
Washington was due for tempera
tures in the 90s again today, but
looked forward to the Weather Bu
reau's forecast of somewhat cooler
weather tomorrow, probably with
showers.
Yesterday's peak of 93 degrees at
3:40 p.m. made it the hottest Sep
tember 9 since 1872, when the read
ing was 96.
Official forecast for today was
continued sunny weather with tem
peratures "in the low 90s this after
noon,” followed by partly cloudy
skies tonight and temperatures in
the 70s. The mercury started going
up early this morning. At 7 a.m. it
stood at 74, with 80 per cent relative
humidity. At 1 p.m. the reading was
87 degrees, with 53 per cent hu
midity.
Manila Is Preparing
For 70-Mile Typhoon
ly til* Associated Pross
MANILA, Sept. 10—Many Manila
government offices and business
houses and the American school
closed early today to permit em
ployes and pupils to prepare for a
typhoon, scheduled to pass 15 miles
north of the city tonight.
The typhoon was reported not aa
severe as the one which devastated
Northern Luzon in mid-July, but on
its present track would come closer
to Manila than any typhoon in
several years.
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