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4 G. 0. P. Senators Se)
For Infra-Party Fight
Over Labor Measure
By th· Associated Press
Four Republican Senators
squared off today for a week
long battle, two on one side and
two on the other, as the Senate
resumed arguing about its 59
page labor bill.
Democrats were In on the scrap,'
too, and some were ready for long
oratory, but the Senate expects
more sparks to fly when these Re
publicans go after each other:
1. Senators Ball of Minnesota and
Taft ef Ohio on one side. They are
determined to expand the pending
bill by adding more restrictions on
unions.
2. Senators Ives of New York
and Morse of Oregon. They ar·
defending the present bill, as ap
proved by the Senate Labor Com
mittee. They are resisting four
amendments backed by Senators
Ball, Taft and others.
The first of these amendments,
which now is before the Senate for
action, would prohibit unions from
Interfering with workers m their
free choice of unions. (Employers
already are so prohibited.)
Pepper to Speak Against Bill.
A vote on this provision will come
later In the week. Before it comes,
many speches will be made, not
merely on the amendment but on
the entire bill.
For example, Senator Pepper,
Democrat of Florida, will speak. He
is not only against the amendments
but the bill itself. A year ago, in
the debate on the Case bill which
President Truman eventually vetoed.
Senator Pepper held the floor for
■everal days.
Republican leaders want the bill
passed before the week ends. They
iave decided to schedule a night
■ession Wednesday. But in view of
the speeches still to come, final pas
rage may be delayed until some time
next week.
Truman Veto Believed Likely.
No one doubts the bill will pass
In some form.
Then this bill, together with the
further-reaching labor bill passed
by the House, will go to a Joint Sen
ate-House Committee for a long
period of give-and-take. A single
bill finally will emerge. When ap
proved by both chambers, it will go
to President Truman.
Judging by his past statements,
he is likely to veto it—though some
members of Congres say they be
lieve he may not. If he vetoes it,;
the big question will be whether the J
veto can be overridden. This takes;
a two-thirds vote in both the House j
and the Senate.
The other three amendments j
being pushed by Senators Taft .and
Ball would:
Prohibit a national union from
coercing its locals in collective bar
gaining; enable private employers
to apply for injunctions to stop
jurisdictional strikes and certain
other union practices, and prohibit ;
employer payments into a union
controlled welfare fund.
The Senate bill as it now stands
would ban closed shop contracts,
authorize the Attorney General to
get injunctions to delay "national
emergency" strikes; create a new
mediation service, and restrict labor
leaders in a number of ways.
Meanwhile, Senator Sparkman of
Alabama, an important Democratic
policy-maker, came out yesterday
for the bill now before the Senate
but expressed strong doubt that any
measure curbing unions will become
law.
"I don't like to be pessimistic,
but to be perfectly frank I think j
t' ? Republican high command j
uoesn't want a labor bill," he told I
a reporter. "They feel that the j
President will veto the bill that is!
sent him and that this will em- j
barass him later. They will say to ]
industry, 'We did our best,' and
they will count on labor forgetting." j
Halleck Denies "Indictment."
But Republican Floor Leader Hal
leck said in another interview:
"Oi course, we certainly deny that
sort of indictment. The best evi-(
dence that we do want a bill is that
we are writing one.
•'The President made certain sug
gestions on labor, after which the
responsibility shifted to the legisla
tive branch to write a bill. To let
the President write the law would be
to abdicate our legislative respon
sibility.
"The bill that will ultimately
come from Congress will be fair
and equitable and in the public in
terest. I don't know of any reason
why the President won't sign it."
Senator Sparkman said he favors
a labor bill that "the President will
sign," one that will work and one
that will be fair.
Weather Report
District of Columbia : Clear and
cool with highest temperature near
60 degrees this afternoon. Clear
and continued cool tonight with
lowest temperature about 38 degree?
Tomorrow sunny and warmer fol
lowed. by increasing cloudiness,
cloudiness by night.
Wind velocity, 8 m.p.h.; direction,
eest northeast.
Riyer Report.
(From D. S. Engineers).
Potomac Hiver dear at Harpers Ferry
and at. Great Falls Shenandoah clear at
Harpers Ferry
Temperatare and Humidity.
(Readings at Washington National Airport 1
ι Temperature Humidity.
Yesterday—· Degrees. Per Cent.
Noon 71 27
4 p.m. ι 77 22
? ρ m. 57 60
Midnight 4 β 49
Today—
8 a.m. 43 45
1 30 ρ m. 55 2β
Reeord Temperature» This Tear.
Htthest. 86. on April 6.
Lowest, 7. on February 5.
Tide Table*.
fFurn^hed by United States Coast and
Geodetic Survey.)
Today. Tomorrow.
Huh - 14ôa.m. 2.5Patn.
I/o®· _ ? 45 a.m. 9 55 a.m.
K*h 2:10 pm. 3.24 p.m.
w 8:25 p.m. 10:27 p m
The 8na and Moon.
Rises. Sets.
Sun. today 5:13 6:57
Sun. tomorrow __ 5:12 6:58
Moon, today 12:02 p m 2 04 a m
Automobile lights muit be turned on
one-half hour after sunset.
Precipitation.
Monthly precipitation in inches ir the
Capital (current month to datel:
Month. 194T Average. Record
January 3.18 3.55 7.83 '37
February 1 27 3.37 6 84 '84
March 1 02 3.'. 5 8 84 '91
*pr!l 2.03 3 27 9.13 '88
May 3.70 10 69 '8S
June — 4.13 10.94 'Ofl
Julr 4.71 11.06 '45
August — 4 01 14.41 '2f
September 3.2Ï 17.45 '34
October ... 2.84 8 si '31
November 2.37 7.18 '71
December 3.8'-. 7.56 '01
Weather In Other Citie*.
Albuouerque 73 74 Miami S3 73
Atlanta 77 56 Milwaukee 62 3<
Atlantic City 58 36 New Orleans 80 63
Bismarck 62 New York 71 36
Boston «7 31 Norfolk 76 4f
Buflalo 57 24 Okla City 65 5P
Chicago - 58 30 Omaha __ 71 5:
Cincinnati 68 Phoenix — 82 53
Detroit 58 30 Pittsburgh 64 3C
El Paso . 80 48 Portland __ 62 24
Galyeston - 72 68 St Louis . 73 41
Harrisburg _ 72 35 Salt Lk City 60 41
Indianapolis 63 35 San Antonio 65 βΐ
Kansas City 75 54 San Fran co 55 &C
Los Angeles^ 85 52 Seattle 68 41
Louisville. „ 73 44 Tamp* 68 85
Woman Auction Fan Discovers
$7,800 in $ J .90 Purchase
Mrs. Lillian Nelson of Seattle displays the $7,800 she found
in two tins cans, also shown, as part of a case of odds and ends
she bought for $1.90 at an auction. —AP Wirephoto.
By the Associated Press
SEATTLE, April 28.—Mrs. Lillian
Irene Nelson, a Seattle rooming
house operator, has found a $7,800
pot of gold after pursuing an "auc
tion" rainbow for 20 years—but she
faces a court battle to keep the
money.
Mrs. Nelson said she discovered the
currency in two cans that were part
of a case of odds and ends-she pur
chased for $1.90 at the liquidation
of the estate of George Lee Baber.
She said the money was stuffed in
so tightly it had to be pried out
with a fork.
Mr. Baber, wjio lived alone in a
trailer, signed a'will on his deathbed,
leaving all his belongings and hold
ings to a crippled brother, Grover C.
Baber of Richmond, Va.
Litigation was started by the at
torney for the executor of the es
tate seeking to force Mrs. Nelson to
return her "find," and she was
served with a court order to appear
May 7 to show cause why she should
not be compelled to return the
money and be restrained from hid
ing or spending any part of it.
Adding to possible difficulties in
settling the case is Mrs. Nelson's
admission she has spent a sizable
portion of the money, paying debts
and making needed purchases.
"I think it's rightfully mine and
I expect to keep it—what I haven't
already got rid of. The money was
bought on auction with goods which
could not have been returned if 1
hadn't been satisfied With them,"
she said.
Mrs. Nelson said she had been an
auction "fan" for 20 years.
Pimlico Entries
FOR TUESDAY.
By the Associated Press
(Clear and fast.)
FIRST RACE—Puree. $2,500; maidens
2>year-olds: 4Vfe furlongs.
Theodore
Donna Boorse..
A 1a On
Dark Buckle
Newsweekly
a Mrs. R. H.
118 Abbe's First _
115 a Kashmir
115 xConnie Morse _
115 a Zola
118 Bain Egret
Heighe entry.
115
118
lio
115
118
4-year-olds and upward
SECOND RACE—Purse. $2,500. maidens
η furlongs.
Dowsabel
Linda Lea
Sir Spic
Water Level
Scoot
xDuke-o-Balu
First Fashion
Inspeed .
117 Darjeeling
117 χ Eclair
122 Baby Moose
122 Guignol
122 Ship's Mate - -
117 xBlaek Button
117 Snrgo - - ~
122 Second Try .
122
112
117
122
122
117
j 22
117
THIRD RACE—Purse, $4.000; steeple
chase; 4-year-olds and upward; about 2
miles.
Adaptable 143 Binder 155
a FloaMng I*Ie. 155 c Genancoke— 147
xxDiablillo ... 131 Big Three 145
a Bridle Spur__ 155 c American Way 147
xxAllier 135 xxBig Sun 138
a—Thos. T. Mott entry. c—Rokeby
Stable entry.
xx—Seven pounds claimed for rider.
FOURTH RACE—Purse. $3,000: claim
ing: 4-year-olds and upward; 6 furlongs
xAldridge
xTaking Ways _
113 Partido 11»
113 xEd M Un
HWgetfiorn — IIS C.ay Town 12
Armistice Day 1J4 Oceania — 111
Wise Step 11J xHemjphn . 113
xAtrily 106 Don nunc·--- -US
Kninht's Armor US FJ»»» ·· w -- Jig
Our Sensation 118 xHappy Moose- 108
FIFTH RACE—Purse. $~# .500j added,
the Rennert Handicap 1st Division: «J
Θ furlongs. , .
112 Laran . - 11
108 Trenton _ - -- lJ'J
110 Répand J JJJ
114 1 11 Be 110
year-olds
Big Story
Pappte
Send Off _
Eagle Eye
SIXTH RACE—Purse. $T.50O added:
the Rennert Handicap, 2nd Division; 3
furlongs
110 Aristos . ... 3 1 β :
114 Milk Pact... . - 114
110 Padlock 114
__ lis Golden Bull 116
^ear-olds
El Mono
Pebalong
Mess Cook
Mityme
SEVENTH RACE—Purse. $4.000: claim
ing: 4-year-olds and upward: IV* miles.
xFlysolate ... 112 Blue Sweep 112
xBlue Aster 114 xOne Only . 112
xRation Bock 114 Houlgate _ 117
EIGHTH RACE—Purse. $2.500: claim
ing. 4-year-olds and upward; F Si M:
1 Λ miles.
~ " ~ 115 Ebony Moon 1 1 <
115 xaVictory Maid 109
xRoval Favor
xConilass
xGlamour Dust 104 xaBabv Edith
Valdina Bina
xMt. Airy
Richmond Belle
xAzteca
115
114 Maequel 117
115 Brevrome - 120
120 xAwashonks 10μ
112 xOmashane 104
xDamions Maid 104 Hot Pole __ 100
aP. Smith-G. Giovinawi entry.
xFive pounds apprentice allowance
claimed.
Listed in order of post positions.
Racing Results
Jamaica Results
Clear and Fast.
FIRST RACE—Purse, S3.50O; claiming:
maiden 2-year-olds; S furlongs
Rosinate (Atkinson) 4.20 2.50 2.10
Flagsiaff «Adams) 2 SO 2.20
Hyson (Errlcoi 2.20
Also ran—Next Morning. Busy Chief.
Wee Clootie. Tilenny. bDartmouth.
bP. Godirey-W. Cogswell entry.
SECOND RACE—Purse, $3.000: claim
ing. 4-year-olds and upward: IV» miles.
Equinox (Adams) 3.00 2.40 2.20
Happy Me (Wilson* 3.30 2.70
Valdina Tyrant (Somerset) 3.30
Time. 1:54 V
Also ran—Darby Diadem. Gal Ann.
Calatan.
Suffolk Downs Results
By the Associated Press
Clear and Fast
FIRST RACE—Purse. SC.500: claiming
4-year-olds and upward: β furlongs.
Belco <Hu*sins> 48.60 1«.β0 10 20
Park Avenue (Hettinger* 5.20 4.00
Neat Kee (Daniel?» P.00
Time, 1:14S.
Also ran—Arm? Life Sir Kid. Tiger
Mies. Elmo Grier. Hex, Mae Watch. Crab
Applr. Cloudy Weather. Carolina King.
3 Schools Take Big Lead
In Star Salvage Drive
With Buchanan School making a
strong bid to take second place, the
three top positions in the Evening
Star-PTA salvage campaign re
main with Shepherd's 169,019
pounds, 116,642 for H. D. Cooke, and
116,427 for Buchanan.
Others In the list of the leading
20 are: Lafayette, 115,684; Wood
ridge, 115,256; Takoma Park, 85,529;
Stoddert, 78,940; West, 75,791;
Barnard, 75,100; Murch, 73,564;
Stanton, 73,542; Jefferson, 72.964;
Orr, 70,042; Bancroft, 64,419; Hearst,
61.179; Congress Heights, 60,452;
Bunker Hill, 60,295; Burroughs,
59,937; Handle Highlands, 59,808;
Banning, 57,808.
Woodridge 115,256 pounds
Bunker Hill 60,295 pounds
Burroughs 59.937 pounds
Noyes 51.782 pounds
Brookland
Eckington
Emery
Terrell
Thomson
Neval Thomas
Twining
Washington Voc.
Davis.
48.237 pounds
Gage
Garrison
Harrison
Langdon
Morse
2 Berryman Cartoons
Chosen For Year Book
Two drawings by Clifford K. Ber
ryman. staff cartoonist of The Eve
ning Star, are among 29 outstanding
cartoons of 1946 to be reprinted in
the Encyclopedia Britannica. 1947
Book of the Year, it was announced
today by Walter Yust, editor in chief
of Britannica publications.
The Berryman cartoons are: "How
Will You Have Your Foremen?"
which refers to foremen's right to
join production workers' unions, and
"Folks Can Lean Any Way They
Want Around Here," on the political
inclinations of the members of the
State Department. The volume Is
being released on May 19.
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Million Workers Get
Pay Rises Through
April Agreements
ty th· Associated Prill
NEW YORK, April 28.—Three new1
wage settlements announced over
the we«k end brought to nearly 1,
000,000 the number of workers in the
steel, automobile and electrical in
dustries who won pay increases dur
ing April.
Settlements boosting hourly wages
approximately IS cents when vaca
tion pay and other benefits are in
cluded were announced Saturday by
General Electric Co., Chrysler Corp.
and Jones St Loughlin Steel Corp.
This wage pattern developed dur
ing a month that saw these four
other major developments in the
labor and economic field: (1) Initial
congressional action on labor legis
lation; (2) an appeal from the ad
ministration to stem the rise in
prices; (3) a 6-day walkout of 400,
000 mine workers called in memory
of 111 mine dead in the Centralia
(111.) disaster, a stoppage that
lengthened to two weeks for most
mines, and (4) the strike of more
than 300,000 telephone workers April
7 over still unsettled contract issues.
Ford Negotiations Pending.
Chrysler's settlement with 70,000
members of the United Automobile
Workers, CIO, which will affect also
15,000 unaffiliated and salaried em
ployes, left only the Ford Motor Co.
among the "Big Three'' with wage
negotiations still pending. Ford
negotiations were to begin May 31,
but in view of the settlements by
General Motors and Chrysler they
may open sooner.
General Electric's settlement with
125,000 members of the United
Electrical, Radio and Machine j
Workers of America, CIO, like
Chrysler's with the UAW, provided
an lV.i cents increase for hourly
workers and six paid holidays a
year. GE's salaried workers will j
get a 12!/2 cents an hour increase |
under the-one-year contract, re- j
troactive to April 1.
Jones and Laughlin's two-year |
contract provides a 12^ cents in-j
crease for 25,000 members of the
United Steelworkers of America,!
CIO, which with adjustments for j
wage inequities and differentials1
will work out to an average in- !
crease of 15 cents or more.
This was substantially the same
agreement made April 20 by United
States Steel to increase wages of
142,000 production workers to an
average of $1.47, under a two-year
contract. Its action was followed by
similar settlements by Bethlehem
Steel Co., Youngstown Sheet and
Tube Co., the Weirton <W. Va.)
Steel Co. and three smaller com
panies on behalf of almost 270,000
workers.
Auto Workers Asked 2344 Cents.
The auto workers, who had de
manded 23 H cents, agreed on April
24 to accept General Motors' offer
of "the equivalent of 15 cents" an
hour, with the straight time raise
to be 11 Vi cents. General Motors
first offered the 220,000 UAW work
ers 10 cents, and raised that to 11H
on April 18.
On that date Westinghouse's 75,
000 United Electrical workers agreed
to a settlement on the 15-cent pat
tern (11H cents straight time)
which first had been accepted on
April 14 by the 30,000 electrical
workers of General Motors, involv
ing chiefly the Frigidaire and Delco
Products divisions.
Setting a precedent for the Gen
eral Motors electrical workers set
tlement, and subsequent spread of
the pattern to steel and the auto
industries, was the earlier action
of the United Rubber Workers,
CIO, in getting substantially the
same terms from the major rub
ber companies. A similar agree
ment was made on behalf of Gen-!
eral Motors' 3,200 rubber workers.j
Women's vocal cords are usually
shorter than men's, with the result j
that their voices are higher pitched.!
Pilots Put on Fatigues
To Ready Andrews for
Largest Jet Group
By A. A. Hoehling
The "Men from Mars" — also
known as jet fighter pilots—have
rolled up their sleeves and gone to
work setting up housekeeping at
their new home at Andrews Field.
These officers who pilot the fastest
planes that' fly are the vanguard of
the famed 4th Fighter Group which
has moved from Selfridge Field.
Mich, to tkke over the job of aerial
watchdog of the Nation's Capital.
Numbering now a scant few dozen
officers and 20 P-80 Shooting Stay
jet planes, the Group will expand
within the next few months to close
to 100 planes and about the same
number of pilots.—It will be the
largest jet group in the counttry.
Commanding Officer Is 31.
Almost completely indifferent to
the hazards and strain associated
with airplanes which fly at more
than 550 miles per hour, these
yound pilots are commanded by Col.
Ernest H. Beverly, who at 31 is
aDOUl ipe oiaesi πιριι» ui me βιυιιμ.
At the moment they don't have
much time to fly. Their "old man,"
Col, Beverly, is anxious to get his
group's "home" as shipshape Just
as soon as possible.
So officers have doffed their rib
bon-laden uniforms and put on
fatigue dress—they are cutting down
trees, painting walls, grading lawns,
repairing plumbing and driving
nails.
Families to Move Here Later.
Most of them are married and
have one or two children. When
they get their group's house in order
their families will join them here.
Later they plan to build a volley
ball court in the rear of their head
quarters building.
As for flying jet planes, Lt. Col.
Nathan M. Abbott's views are typical
of those of his companions.
The planes are little more difficult
to manage than any conventional
fighter plane, he says. And in the
air, he adds, the pilot has no great
sensation of speed or of the plane's
tremendous power.
What's more, the plane is noise
less as far as the pilot is concerned,
and makes him feel he is floating
serenely through space.
CoL Green Is Top Ace.
Col. Abbott, who was credited with
seven enemy aircraft during the
war, is married and has three chil
dren. He is 29 years old and a na
tive of Burlington, Vt.
Lt. Col. Herschel H. Green, hold
er of the Distinguished Service
Cross, is the group's leading ace.
His record shows 18 enemy planes
destroyed in the air and 10 on the
ground. The unit's record of 1,016
enemy aircraft destroyed is said to
be the highest of any other Air
Force group. Its officers still have
no doubt that it is the "biggest, best
and fightingest" fighter group in the
Nation.
Two Brothers Drowned
As Flames Sweep Boat
ly th· Associated Pr»j«
ST. MICHAELS, Md.. April 28.—
Two young brothers were drowned
yesterday in the Miles River within
a few yards of their parents who
were trying to save them from a
burning boat during a pleasure
cruise.
State police identified the dead
children as James Baynard, 4, and
Edward, jr., 9, of St. Michaels, the
sons of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bay
nard.
A third brother, Kemp. 8, wis
saved when the father leaped into
the water and got him back to the
boat where they hung on with Mrs.
Bayard untii a rescue craft arrived.
Sheriff A. R. Carroll of Easton
said he vas told thé parents placed
the missing boys on an oyster cull
ing boarc and pushed it away from
the 34-foot boat, which was swept
by flames.
The board upset and the boys dis
appeared beneath the surface, the
sheriff said.
Democratic Leaders Map Drive
Τ ο Recapture Senate in 1948
■y th« Associot*d Pms
Democrats said today they plan
an extraordinary effort to recapture
the Senate in next year's elections.
Party leaders are spurred by the
fact that the Republicans must risk
seats in 10 doubtful States,
against four such contests involving
present Democratic members.
Senator Hill, Democrat, of Ala
bama told a reporter he regards a
return of the Senate to Democratic
control in 1949 as "very likely" if the
race for President is close.
SenaW Wherry, Republican, of
Nebraska said there is no doubt that
the Republicans are at a tactical
disadvantage. But he predicted that
the trend which carried his party
into command of both houses in last
November's voting will be main
tained next year.
To win back the Senate, the Dem
ocrats would have to make a net
gain of four seats, giving them 49.
The Republicans now hold 51 and
the Democrats 45.
18 G.O.P. Seats at Stake.
Eighteen Republican and 14 Dem
ocratic placesjire at stake next year.
But 10 of the Democratic seats are
in the South, where another party
member is certain to step into the
shoes of any incumbent who doesn't
come back.
States in that area which elect
Senators include Mississippi, Lou
isiana, Arkansas, South Carolina,
Texas, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama,
Tennessee and North Carolina. Even
the most optimistic Republicans
don't count on any gains from these.
In four States, Rhode Island, Col
orado. Montana and New Mexico,
sitting Democrats face strong Re
publican oDposition. Rhode Island
and New Mexico elected Democratic
ι senators in 1946 despite the Repub
I lican trend elsewhere. Colorado
elected a Democratic Governor, re
placing a Republican. In Montana
a Republican replaced a Democrat
in the Senate.
On the Republican front, only
eight States now are counted mod
erately safe #or incumbent GOP
Senators. These include Minnesota,
New Hampshire, South Dakota.
Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, Maine
and Iowa.
In all these there will be Demo
cratic opposition, with the attendant
possibility that if the national trend
favors that party in 1948 the GOP
may suffer some losses even among
these.
Several States Doubtful.
In the doubtful category, where
the Democrats are certain to make
strong bids to break through are
Illinois, Delaware, Kentucky, Ore
gon, Idaho, New Jersey, Oklahoma,
West Virginia, Wyoming and Massa
chusetts.
Democrats contend that a situa
tion might arise in a close presi
dential election where, even if they
I lost the presidency and the House,
! they might regain the Senate.
However, Republicans reply that
the outcome of senatorial races
usually follows the presidential
trend. If their presidential candi
date wins, they argue, he will have
to carry the "doubtful" States to do
it and probably would pull the sen
atorial candidates along.
Democratic chances in the House
would be comparatively slimmer in
a close presidential contest, since
the party must overcome a 57
margin now held by the Republicans
there.
Coroner Probes Death
Of Arlington Mechanic
Found in Potomac
The death of a 38-vear-old Ar
lington mechanic, whose body was
found in the Potomac River yester
day, was being Investigated by the
District coroner's ofllce today.
Deputy Coroner Richard M. Ros
enberg said he was withholding is
suance of a death certificate be
cause he was not satisfied as to how
the man, Leslie C. Barr, 4444 North
Seventeenth street, Arlington, got
into the water. Mr. Barr, an em
ploye of Winston's Garage, Arling
ton, had been missing since April 18,
the date that an unidentified man
was seen to jump from Key Bridge.
Police declared untrue a report
that Mr. Barr's body was weighted
down with between 30 and 40
wrenches. They said he had one
!or two small mechanic's wrenches
in a pocket. His family said he
customarily carried them.
Canoeists Find Body.
The body was found floating in
the river about 50 feet from the
Virginia shore, midway between
Highway and Memorial Bridges, by
two canoeists, police said. Identifi
cation wsus made by Mr. Barr's
brother-in-law, William Clow of the
Arlington address and a cousin and
a neighbor.
Born in Detrick, Va., Mr. Barr,
who was divorced, had lived in the
Metropolitan Area about 22 years,
according to his sister, Mrs. Mar
guerite Clow. His mother, Mrs.
G«orge H. Barr, also of the Arling
jton address; two brothers, Alvln H.,
' Arlington, and Delmas W. Barr,
Lanham Hills, Md.; and another
sister, Mrs. Esta Lichliter of Detrick,
also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 1
pjii. tomorrow at Detrick.
Body Washed Ashore,
thorities continued attempts to
identify the body of a man which
was found washed ashore about 2
miles south of Alexandria Saturday
night. County Coroner Nelson Po
dolnick examined the body, thought
to have been in the water about four
months, and police said no marks of
violence or of identification were
found.
They described the man as 25 to
30 years of age, dressed in a khaki
Army-type "windbreaker" jacket, a
red and black plaid shirt, blue
trousers or dungarees and tan shoes.
"Hie initial "B" was on a trousers
belt.
They said they are attempting
to determine if the body is that of
Hubert Williams of Washington,
who was reported drowned in that
: vicinity last December.
Scout Τroop Organized
In Brandywine Section
A Boy Scout troop has been formed
in the Waldorf-Brandywine area
under sponsorship of the Waldorf
Brandywine Lions Club. It was an
! nounced today.
The troop has received its char
i ter and an organizational meeting
I was held at the Brandywine Epis
! copal Church hall.
Bay. Schaeffer is chairman of the
j Lions Club Scouting Committee.
! Other members are C. W. Clayton,
W. M. Cutler, Franklin Harper,
j Durwood Highfill and J. Earl Hogue.
John Townshend, Brandywine,
i has been selected as scout leader.
Russia's new camera for amateurs
has been named the Komosomolets.
Lewis and Operators-.
To Begin Negotiating
Mine Pact Tomorrow
»
ly the Associated Press
John L. Lewis and soft coat oper
ators will open talks on a new
work contract tomorrow—with an
other mine strike possibly hinging
on the outcome.
The conference was arranged by
the Government to get the United
Mine Workers' chieftain and the
mine owners together on an agree
ment before the June 30 deadline
for the return of the Government
controlled pits to private operatio£.
But there is little hope on anw
side that a new pact will be negoti
ated quickly. If no agreement Is
reached by July 1. miners are ex
pected to observe their policy <Jf
"no contract, no work" and leave
UlCil jm». φ
Obstacles Foreseen.
It will -be the first meeting of
Mr. Lewis and the operators since
last September, and the same
obstacles probably will come up
again. These involve principally
the UMW's demands for an indus
try-wide safety code and a royalty
on coal to support a welfare fund
for the miners.
The present union contract with
the Government, signed last May to
end a 59-day strike, provides for the
safety code and a 5-cents-a-ton levy
on coal to finance the welfare fund.
However, on the basis of recent ut
terances. Mr. Lewis is expected to
try to increase the royalty to 10
cents a ton.
Industry observers also expect the
UMW boss to demand the same pay
for an 8-hour day as miners now
receive for nine hours in the mini
$11.85. This would be eçuiv&lerÇ
to a wage increase of $1.85 a dajk
r>
Committee Broken Up.
The September negotiations coÇ·
lapsed after the southern coal pro
ducers balked at accepting the weÇ
fare royalty and safety provisiom
of the UMW-Government contract
Since then, the operators Nations^
Bargaining Committee has broke»
up.
Whether Mr. Lewis might negoti*
ate a separate contract with north»
em operators and steel interests is
one of the questions that may be
answered at the sessions beginning
tomorrow. Government officials fa·
miliar with the problem think that
he will refrain from doing so—at
least for a long time.
Pennsylvania Executes Twd
For $6 Holdup-Slaying
*
By th· Associated Press
BELLEFONTE, Pa., April 28.—
Two Philadelphia NegToe* were elec»
troc u ted early today for a robbery
slaying in which they made oft
with only $6.
David Brooks, 23, was the first
to die, going to the electric chair
at Rockview penitentiary at 12:31
a.m. and being pronounced dead
at 12:35.
Albert Woodlag. also 23, followed *
few moments later and was pro
nounced dead at 12:41.
They had made one last request
—for ice cream—and both were sup
plied with all they wanted to eat.
Deputy Warden C. C. Rhodes said
the men had slept well during their
last night at the prison and had
Spent their final day chatting with
each other ill adjoining cells.
Brooks and Wooding were con·*
victed of first-degree murder chargei
in the fatal shooting of Thomai
Burnby, 67, Philadlephia hardware
merchant, on December 14, 1945.
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