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U. S. Conciliators Set
To Offer Compromise
Plan in Phone Strike
Thwarted In weeks of negotiations,
Government conciliators were set to
present a compromise plan of their
own today in another effort to end
the 28-day-old telephone strike.
Commissioners Peter J. Manno
and William N. Margolis, who have
been wrestling with the long-lines
phase of Labor Department meet
ings, said a "compromise wage
formula" would be put up to the
group if there were no significant
developments by 11 am.
Their announcement came shortly
after midnight, at the end of an
other day when optimistic talk of
an impending settlement again fo
Little Signs et Break.
The proposed compromise plan
had exhausted every other device
that might reconcile the $6 a week
wage Increase demand by 340,000
strikers and an offer by the tele
phone industry to arbitrate wage
It was believed the compromise
would call for an immediate wage
offer somewhere below the $6 de
mand, followed by arbitration of
any other possible wage Increases
and other issues.
Commissioner Ε. T. Bell called a
meeting this afternoon in the
Hamilton Hotel between the Chesa
peake & Potomac Telephone Co.
and the District Federation of Tele
phone Workers. This was the 29th
meeting between the parties since
last January but there was no in
dication either was prepared to
make a new offer.
IMS on Job Here.
The telephone company an
nounced it reached a new high
J Ι.ΟΙΛ>4 V*WJ 4 V» MAUvwiiw VW1IU
during the strike, with the comple
tion of 20,983. It said 28 more em
ployes returned to work today, plac
ing on the Job 1,843 out of a normal
force of 6,533.
Washington had little encourage
ment from the remainder of the Na
tion pointing to a break in the long
In New York City, where the
walkout ostensibly was settled for
37,00 workers Wednesday, most
workers still were out due to dis
satisfaction with the $4 raise agreed
to by leaders of their four unions.
Union Reject· Settlement.
One of the unions, the United
Telephone Organizations (installers
and maintenance men) notified
Commissioner J. R. Mandelbaum it
had rejected the settlement.
Hie action followed a mass meet
ing appearance of Joseph A. Beirne,
NFTW president, who urged the
37,000 independent unionists to ob
serve picket lines maintained by
19,000 NFTW members. The three
other unions were holding meetings
today to determine whether they,
too, will hold out for more money.
In Wisconsin, the Telephone
Guild overwhelmingly rejected a $3
to $5 increase offered by the Bell
affiliate there—tactily insisting on
te a week.
In Minnesota, where a $2.50 offer
a week ago was rejected, the com
pany went up to $3 and $4 for 4,550
workers, but continued the $2.50
offer for 12,950 others.
Eight strike leaders were sen
tenced to 80 hours each in jail and
nine persons were fined in Louis
ville, Ky., for violating a court or
der against mass picketing. A total
of $8,100 was levied against the de
fendants and union on 216 separate
acts of contempt of court.
Here Mrs. Mary Ellen Hurley, 42
year-old operator, posted $300 bond
when arraigned before Municipal
Judge Ellen K. Raedy on a charge
of simple assault. The case was
continued to May 16 to allow Mrs.
Hurley to obtain counsel.
A warrant sworn out by Mrs.
Geraldine Lowe, 1805 Common
wealth avenue, Alexandria, charged
that Mrs. Hurley spat at her as she
was leaving the telephone building
at 723 Thirteenth street N.W. last
Friday. Mrs. Hurley earlier had for
fei^ed two $5 bonds on disorderly
conduct charges growing out of
picket line disturbances.
Α. V. Atkinson, general chairman
of the Virginia Federation of Tele
phone Workers, observed a "new low
in strike busting" in a statement
issued by the State Corporation
Commission advising telephone
workers their jobs were in danger
unies they co-operated with the
State plan for dealing with a threat
ened strike.
To Lose Rights to Jobs.
The statement, which Mr. Atkin
son attributed to Gov. Tuck, said
present telephone companies who
have not notified the State com
mission they will accept employment
by the State, "will no longer nave
any legal right to their position in
the event of State operation."
About 4,500 of the 7,000 telephone
workers answered a State question
aire concerning their willingness to
work, and 75 per cent agreed to stay
on the job if there is a strike May
17, the Corporation Commission said.
Mr. Beirne and other labor leaders
will duscuss the telephone strike
at a public meeting tonight. Spon
sored by the Washington chapter,
Americans for Democratic Action, it
will be held at 819 Sixteenth street
N.W. Other speakers will lncludt
Prank Fenton, APL director of or
ganization; Joseph A. Rauh, jr.
ADA board secretary, and John
Edelman, legislative representativ«
of the CIO Textile Workers.
Iheft Suspect Is Arrested
As Chase Ends With Tackle
Precinct Detective Donald H. Web
ber will consult with the District
attorney's office today to determine
what charge is to be brought against
a man captured yesterday by the
football prowess of a bystander u
he fled through crowded downtown
Police said the man was chased
by Detective Webber for two bloc\s
before a bystander nailed him with
a flying tackle at Thirteenth and £
streets NW.
Louis Robbin, manager of the
Robbin's Camera Shop, 529 Four
teenth street N.W., had called police
when the man tried,to sell him a
camera at a suspiciously low price,
The man fled, leaving the camera,
just as police arrived.
The camera, according to police,
had been stolen from the automo
bile of Roger Kelly of Southbury,
Conn., last Monday whèn the car
was parked in the 1400 block οt 3
street N.W.
Dean of Oldest Inhabitants, 98,
Hopes for Longevity Record
Alfred Heitmuller s
Home Filled With
Lilacs and Tributes
Society note: Alfred Heitmuller
was at home today at 1325 Gallatin
street N.W.
Relatives and friends called and
almost all of them brought lilacs,
which soon filled every vase and re
ceptacle in the house. Every one
congratulated Mr. Heitmuller be
cause he is 98 years old today.
Mr. Heitmuller was in good spirits.
Most of his life was spent in ob
scurity, but his 85th birthday was
an event marked by newspaper
interviews. Since then his occa
sional appearances at the meetings
of the Association of Oldest Inhab
itants, of which he is the oldest
member, have been a matter of note.
On his 95th birthday he said he
had no wish to live to be 100. He
said he did not get out and that
he was tired. Last year the Idea of
becoming a centenarian had become
a happy one. Today he said he
walks "4 or 5 miles a day" and dis
cussed his chances of beating the
longevity record set by the late
Christian Heurich, the brewer who
died in 1945 at 102.
Mr. Heitmuller, who was in his
teens during the Civil War, remem
bers seeing President Lincoln pass
the Heitmuller farm on Fourteenth
street just beyond Thomas Circle
on his way to and from the Soldiers'
He saw the defeated troops stream
into Washington from the first
Battle of Bull Run and recalled the
scare in 1864 when Confederate Gen.
Jubal Early invaded the District
from the north and was stopped
only at Fort Stevens (Quakenbos
street N.W.).
His working life was -spent at
truck gardening in the District,
—.Star Staff Photo.
growing strawberries aiid table vege
tables for the market. He lives with
his daughter, Mrs. George O. Berger.
There are two great-grandchildren
in the house, Betsy Lingebach, 5
and her baby brother, David Stanley
Lingebach, 6 months old.
A three-layer birthday cake wai
on the dining room table. But it
was the massing of the flowers that
impressed Betsy. "Makes me think
I'm going to get married," she said
VA Gets New Funds,
Release Checks for
7,500 Veterans Here
Checks due to 7,500 Washington
veterans for benefits under the OI
bill of rights went into the mail
today after being delayed rince
Wednesday, when the Veterans' Ad
ministration ran out of money.
The funds were made available
last night when President. Truman
signed the $2,835,101,509 first
deficiency appropriations bill.
The measure, carried $1,800,000,000
for the veterans' agency, most of
which was needed to pay unemploy
ment and educational benefits to
2,710,000 World War II veterans
throughout the country.
The agency's Washington regional
office spokesman said the checks,
ready to be mailed, were held up
at the city post office when the
halt order came through March 30.
C. A. Wharton, director ctf the Dis
trict Unemployment Compensation
Board, who disburses the jobless
pay checks, said his staff has con
tinued to process checks so there
would be no delay when they could
be released.
The Veterans' Administration also
was ordered to slash its public rela
tions staff from 267 to 100. Antici
pating no opposition to this provi
sion, officiais already have started
the reduction.
In addition to the veterans' funds,
the bill furnished $135,000,000 for
Social Security grants to the States,
$300,000,000 for relief In foreign na
tions, $6,000,000 for the school lunch
program and nearly $500,000,000 for
Army pay raises.
Also in the measure Is a $35,000
©"ant for new furniture for Repre
sentatives and $131,300 to buy sta
tionery for House members.
Car Insurance Rates Rise
In D. C. and Maryland
Due to the increased cost of re
pairing and «replacing automobiles,
the rates for fire, theft and collision
insurance in Maryland and the Dis
trict were increased yesterday. The
increase varies according to the
prices of cars.
There was no increase in Virginia
whçre rates are controlled by the
State Insurance Commission.
The rates are based on the amount
of damages paid in the preceding
5 years. They were low during the
war because the volume of auto traf
fic was small. Higher prices of used
and new cars, and consequent higher
costs of replacement also caused the
current increase.
Courses in Marital Ideals
In Schools, Churches Urged
Courses tor young people on "The
Ideals of Love and Marriage" should
be taught In the high schools, col
leges and churches, according to Dr.
Warren D. Bowman, chairman of
the committee on marriage and the
home of the Washington Federation
of Churches. Dr. Bowman advo
cated such courses today in a state
ment marking the inter-faith ob
servance of National Family Week,
May 4-11. ■
Pointing out the church must fight
the steady rise in the nation's
divorce rate, Dr. Bowman also urged
pre-marital conferences between
couples and the minister who will
marry them as one means of con
serving marriage and the family.
"Couples should have a period of
courtship from one to two years or
longer," he said, adding the engage
ment period should be "not less than
six months." Couples should test
their love by seeing themselves "in
the family background of each
The pastor of the Washington
City Church Λ the Brethren de
clared the church cannot "rise above
the level of tha hemes that make
up the church," nor can "our Na
tion rise above the level of the
homes that make up the Nation."
He said that more than 502,000 mar
riages ended In the divorce courts
in 1945, "an average of one out of
every three" marriages. This was
25 per cent more than 1944, the
highest year for divorces before
National Family Week is sponsored
among Protestant churches by the
Intercouncil Committee on Chris
tian Family Life, representing the
Federal Council of Churches of
Christ in America, the International
Council of Religious Education and
the United Council of Church
Women. The Intercoucdcil Commit
tee co-operates with local churches
and groups in sponsoring National
Family Week.
U. S. and Argentina Sign
Agreement on Airlines
An aviation agreement based on
the principles of free competition
has been signed by the United
States and Argentina.
Announced by the State Depart
ment yesterday, the agreement vas
said to represent a reversal of avia
tion policy by Argentina, which
previously had insisted on treaty
division of traffic instead of free
Routes to be flown by United
States airlines into Argentina and
by Argentina airlines into this
country will be worked out later,
the State Department said.
Chairman James M. Landis of the
Civil Aeronautics Board negotiated
the agreement in Buenos Aires in
collaboration with Ambassador
George Messersmith.
2 Maryland Men Killed
In Jersey Plane Crash
•y th· Atiociat*d Preis
HAMMOND, N. J., May 2.—State
police said two Maryland men were
killed today when the airplane in
which they were riding crashed into
woods at Laureldale, about a mile
west of Egg Harbor City.
The men were identified by police
as Howard Coffin of Bishopvllle and
Carl Whitelsberger of Ocean City.
Further details were not available.
C. U. Glee Clubs to Give
Annual Concert Sunday
The annual spring concert of the
men's and women's glee clubs at
Catholic University will be pre
sented Sunday at 8:30 pjn. in-the
university gymnasium in connection
with the silver jubilee of the men's
club, it was announced today by Dr.
Leo A. Behrendt, founder of the
In addition to the program by the
two glee clubs, Emerson Meyers,
Washington pianist, will present a
group of selections. Russell S.
Young will accompany the glee
French Freighter Slices
Tugboat in Two; 7 Killed
ly th· Associated Pratt
ORAN, Algeria, May 2.—Seven
crew members of the tugboat Kai
rouan were killed when the small
vessel was sliced in two by the
French freighter Athos II in the
harbor here yesterday. Five other
crew members were saved.
The Athos II sustained only slight
damage in the collision.
Connecticut Avenue broup
Backs Speed Enforcement
More rigid enforcement and exten
sion of the 35 miles an hour speed
regulation was urged last night by
the Connecticut Avenue Citizens'
It was contended the traffic death
increase of seven over last year is
due to "excessive speed," and it was
requested that the 25-mile-an-hour
limit be enforced in Federal parks
and reservations, as well as on the
city's highways.
Copies of ihe resolution, intro
duced by A. J. Driscoll, will be sent
to the superintendent of police, Har
vey G. Callahan; the Federation of
Citizens' Association and the traffic
The group reiterated its stand on
the recorder of deed's office and in
dorsed the bill of Representative
Horan, Republican, of Washington
providing that the office be placed
under the direction of the Commis
sioners. The organization also
added · a request that the recorder
of deeds be a bona fide resident of
the District.
Harry C. Grove, president, an
nounced that 60 new members have
been admitted, in addition to the
60 admitted last month.
Ihe association appropriated $25
as an Easter offering to the All
Souls' Memorial Episcopal Church,
Woodley road and Cathedral avenue
N.W., where the meeting was held.
Beacon Rock on the Columbia .
River Gorge in the State of Wash- |
ington is & mountain of stone 900 I
feet high and covering 17 acres. I
BILLFOLD. brows, band tooled; Thursday,
vie. F it. downtown; Identification papers,
discharge, etc.; sum of money. Reward.
MR. CRUMP. MI. 4861. ·
BLACK COCKER, female, "Queenle," chil
dren'! pet; 11th and H n.e. Reward. Box
S&, Cheltenham, Md. Brandywine 2312.

BRACELET Chinese (liver and Ivory;
April 11; liberal reward because of sentl
ment. Call RE. 7600, Ext. 6804. days. 2*
BROWN HAT. man's, between 19th and
Conn, on Ν st. n.w.. noon. April 20th.
Reward. Phone DU. 6000. HAMILTON.
CAMERA, Leice, 33-m.m.. shoulder holster
with time meter; In taxi, Wed. eve.; urgent.
Reward. Box 2I6-C. Star. 5'
CAMERA. Eastman Kodak, vest pocket
sue. folding, In black leather case, name
"8eiU"; Greyhound bus station or Latch
String Restaurant. Reward. TR. 4567.
CAMERA—Argus, in leather case, on Zoo
(rounds, sentimental value: reward. GL.
CAT, white Persian! blue eres : Talcoma
Park, Wednesday night. Reward. Phone
81Igo 2905.
CHANGE PURSE containing S172 in bills;
vie. H st. n.e. or Hecht Co. Reward.
AT. 9556. —3
COCKER SPANIEL, male, answers to name
of "Blackle"; strayed from 4830 7th St.
n.w. TA. 8370. —3
DACHSHUND, brown; since Thurs. after
noon. Reward. OX. 2820. —4
FUR HAT, brown seal, lost in vicinity of
Woodward ft Lothrop. Tues., a.m. Reward.
Please phone OR. 4818. —2
FUR SCARF. 4 aklns; 2 wks. ago. Conn
ave. from R. I. to Dupont circle or Mt.
Pleaaant streetcar to Wyoming. Please re
turn. ROSE, 1864 Wyoming ave.. Apt. 1.
NO. 0*93.
G LA' ES, belse rims, on Conn. ave. near
Eml. s. Reward. AD. 3055. —2
KODAK, Eastman Bantam. 4.A lens; brown
leather case initialed Ν. Ε. Β on April
31. opposite Commerce Dept. ΝΑ. 6(100,
Br. 2324 or CH. 5182. 2^_
MANILA FOLDER, 8x11. containing com
pany papers: April 29. If found, call EX.
5441. —3
MINK SCARF, Sperling label. Reward.
WO. 1160. —4
PEKENGESE. male, black, harness, leash
and tag attached, vie. 14th and Kenyon
ata. n.w. $100 reward. Phone DE. 7363.
PIN, miniature gold sword, vicinity of 21st
st. n.w. or Pentagon bus on April 28.
Reward. Sentimental value. Phone RE.
3404. —2
POCKETBOOK, black leather, white stitch
ing; lost Thurs., Kann's Dept. Store. Re
ward. HO. 7749. I
SAW—Black Sc Decker portable electric
saw. lost on the 29th on Highway No. 6
Reward if returned Call TR. 5499. —3
outside D. C. Post Office. North Capitol st.:
contained S :8. Finder keep money, please
return wall-it. WO. 4020. —3
WATCH. Wlnton; lost Thursday #Te„ be
tween Commerce Bids. and 5th and G.
NA 2514. Reward. 3»
WILL PARTY who called concerninc lady'·
wallet, lost bet. 14th and Const, and 13th
and Pa. n.w., please call JEAN A. GAL
LEHER. KM. 6119. after β p.m. and any
tune before midnight? —3
WRIST WATCH, rose cold, with ruble·; In
the vicinity of n.e. section. Reward. PR
1445. —1
WRIST WATCH, lady's, diamond studded
on diamond band. April 24. G st. between
13th and 14th. half of band already re
corered. Reward. North 0344
WRIST WATCH, lady's diamond and ruby:
square cold case Inscribed "C. C. M. from
mother and dad": near JefTerson Me
morial or Arlington Cemetery; reward.
OR. 3551. —3
WRIST WATCH, lady'i Elgin. yellow fold
with black face; lost Thursday morning.
Silver Sprint or Takoma Park; reward.
SL. 3981. —3
WRIST WATCH with diamonds: on route
Pt. Drum bus to 11th and Penna av«. n.w.
Reward. PR. rt089 after 7 ρ m. 4*
*·» REWARD—Pox terrier, black and
white, named "Soot": license Nd. 15247.
■VQ. 7259. —3
*75 RlWARD for a diamond wrist watch
lost bet. Georgetown and JellefTs Wednes
rt»y. possibly on streetcar. Phone "DOUG
LAS." EX. 5675. —2
COLLIE, male; found in Arlington. Call
CH. 09SB.
HOG, terrier type, black and white, with
narness, injured: found in Rlverdale. WA
'■OLD LINK BRACELET, set with stones.
Owner may claim by Identifying same.
Box 407-D. SUr. —2
POLICE DOG. purebred, rery gentle. Call
igAGUK. WA. 3579.
Ρίρργ, biack and white, short legs, long
J.'Sj and docked tail. Call PRINCE
y A .13TH
JMall BIRD DOG or beetle hound, dark
Sawn, white paws. TA. 7747.
Vf® truck, on Mass. aye. n.w. Call NO
*11L~sVdiF JACOBS. 503 3rd St n.w..
call AT. 7142 about her lost dog?
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