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Aircraft Producers
Warn Ur S. to Restore
Waning Air Strength
By W. H. Ship pen, Jr.
Aviation Editor of TK» Star
Aircraft producers are in such
a bad plight as a result of 05
per cent cutbacks since the war
that their usefulness in event of
a national emergency has been
critically impaired, a special
Senate subcommittee was told
Leading manufacturers and indus
try spokesmen testified that the only
remedy they know to a Situation
rapidly growing worse is immediate
4U1U1AWVU VI rn wvrw*
policy to maintain a security level of
research, development and produc
tion for the companies held worthy
of survival.
Pleading for establishment of such
a plan, before the Industry’s ability
to expand is lost to national security,
were men like Glenn L. Martin of
Baltimore; Robert E. Gross, presi
dent of Lockheed; Harry Woodhead.
president of Consolidated Vultee, and
J. Carlton Ward, jr., president of
The men who did so much to roll
out Uncle Sam’s victorious air
armadas in the last war are con
vinced the country is inviting attack
In a day of power politics by failing
to preserve an engineering and pro
duction nucleus ready for rapid ex
pansion in an emergency.
Most of the witnesses at the
special hearing called by Senator
Brewster, Republican, of Maine,
chairman of the aviation subcommit
tee, Indorsed the Senator's bill to
set up a National air policy board
of cabinet officers and members of
Congress to lay out a development
program in the interest of security
and plan for establishment of a
permanent board.
Senator Brewster told the hearing
he believed the Russians not only
are continuing but expanding their
llliI .■■■HI .Illni.HIIIIHHMMlII.'MH TW.TiWi
L. Martin, Baltimore plane
manufacturer, at a Senate
subcommittee hearing yester
day when he and other pro
ducers warned something
must be done to preserve
American air power.
—AP Photo.
war production with emphasis on
long-range types of military planes.
He pointed out that England is
subsidizing a long-range plan for
development and production of -
commercial jet transports as well as
military types.
Witnesses expressed the view that
the United States is slipping back
to second or perhaps third place as
an air power. They held our pro
duction of some 1,330 military planes
last year was surpassed in quality
by the British and quantity at least
by the Russians.
The American production figure
is less than half that recommended
by the Air Co-ordinating Commit
tee as a minimum in a time of
established peace, and a fourth of
that asked if the world remains un
Asked for suggestions, the manu
facturers pointed out that the Air
Coordinating Committee's plan,
although almost two years old and
outmoded, is still better than no
plan at all
Relief from Uncertainty Urged.
Another suggestion was that Con
gress pay more heed to the procure- j
ment needs as stated by the military
There was unanimous demand,
however, for relief from the year to
year uncertainty of what Congress
will do with military budgets like
those now pending. Under our
present setup, it was said, the Army
and Navy cannot possibly tell the
procedures of their needs more than
two years in advance, even in a 1
general way. This was compared i
with Britain's development plans
laid out at least five years in ad- I <
Mr. Martin expressed the view '
that IJritain is more than two years j 1
ahead^of us in the development ofj
Jet engines and aircraft, and that j
the Nazis at close of the war were j
at least^as far along as we are now
in jet power plants and supersonic;
The veteran Baltimore manufac- j
turer emphasized that the air forces,
like the Navy, must maintain |
strength in being because of the in
creasing size and complexity of their
“vessels of the air.” Such sky war
ships, he said, cannot be produced ;
except by years of effort of highly
skilled development and production
organizations. |
Cost of Work Soars.
It was pointed out that the first
rontrart rm thP R-29
was let almost 10 years before the
plane was ready for the war on
Japan, and that similar types require
from fotir to six years between blue
print and production stages. The ,
cost of this work has multiplied 20 i
times since World War I, and rep- i
resents the difference between a i
warship of the air and the types
then current. I
American industry, it was said, ]
cannot possibly finance unaided the <
great design and development cost 1
of new types of jet propelled trans-! ■
ports like those being built by the
Mr. Martin testified:
“American air power is declining j
rapidly. As it declines, this country!
loses its guarantee of national secu-'
rity and perhaps even its hope of
“National defense needs have ad
vanced to a supertechnical stage
which makes it impractical and un
realistic, if not impossible, to carry
©ut the Government policy of a
■killed peacetime military organize
NO AIRPORT NEEDED—This artist’s drawing, made public by the Army Air Htfces last night,
shows a C-82 Fairchild Packet equipped with a new endless-tread-tjrpe landingT*ar. The AAF
explained it would make possible landings by such troop and equipment transports on soft dirt,
mud or sand without previous surfacing of an airstrip, permitting the delivery of combat soldiers
“almost anywhere on the globe." The equipment is retractable in the manner of conventional
wheeled landing gear. It is being manufactured by Fairchild at Hagerstown, Md., for experimen
I tal use on the Packets. m
DC-6 Painted With Blue Eagle
To Replace 'Sacred Cow'
By Ernest B. Voccoro
Associated Press Staff Writer
A blue eagle with a yellow beak
will replace the "Sacred Cow” some
time this summer for President
Truman's travels.
The new high-speed "Plying
White House”—a DC-6—will have a
special paint job to distinguish it
from other ships.
Unless the decision is changed,
it will bear the name "Independ
ence,” jointly honoring the Ameri
can tradition and the President's
home town in Missouri.
Nose to Be Painted Like Beak.
The “paint job” that the pilot,
Lt. Col. Henry T. (Hank) Myers,
I has in mind calls for the plane’s
nose to be painted a yellowish
orange in the shape of the beak of
an eagle. The eagle's ruffled neck,
running back over the fuselage, will
be in blue..
The DC-'4 how used by the Presi
dent never had a name. It has
always been called "The Sacred
Cow” since it leaked out that this
was a code name used by security
a PR n n »#• 4 a r4 Af-nriV\A 4f An Ann fWd
late President Roosevelt's "Big
Three” missions.
So many church people have
written in to complain that Presi
dential Press Secretary Charles G.
Ross prepared a special latter ex
plaining to all who did so that "The
Sacred Cow” was a nickname for
which the White House had no
May Make Northwest Flight.
Although work will be completed
on the "Independence” about May
29, the time of its use will be deter
mined by seemingly endless tests
and inspections.
Col. Myers thinks it may be ready
to carry the President if he flies to
the Northwest after the adjourn
ment of Congress.
The President plans to visit Olym
pia and Seattle, Wash., and several
points in Alaska if Congress winds
up its work in time.
The new luxury ship will cruise
at what Col. Myers' crew estimates
at 320 miles an hour with a top
speed of 400 against the "Sacred
Cow's” 230 to 280.
Plane Will Belong to Army.
Its interior will be the last word
in comfort and efficiency, including
working and sleeping accomoda
tions, radar and ship to ground
tion to be rapidly expanded in emer
A-Bomb Use Limited.
"While we are not at liberty to
discuss the weapons in detail, we
know that any future war will be
fought with a most fantastic display
of guided missiles, pilotless aircraft
and electronically controlled weap
ons of devastating power.”
In response to questions, Mr. Mar
tin departed from his text to refer
to experiments being conducted by
fVia irmw anH Mow In tho Ilea nf
"radioactive atomic clouds." He ex
pressed the opinion that atomic
bombs in present form cannot be
used against a future enemy in any
numbers without endangering our
own ground troops through a shift
of wind that might sweep the deadly
vapor over them. He added this
was "new stuff” and he could not
go into detail.
"There can be no truly effective
defense against new weapons,” Mr.
Martin declared, "except extreme
mobility and the striking power of
our own to wipe out the sources of
enemy attack before they have com
pletely obliterated our cities and
destroyed our industrial strength.
Only the airplane can provide that
mobility. It is absurd to hope to
depend on surface transports.
Warns of "Smugness."
“One of the most dangerous sit
uations we face is a widespread
complacency which holds we can
meet any new threat of war 'with
the weapons left over from the last
cne. Equally dangerous is the idea
that mere development of the pro
totype of a new weapon provides
a safe defense from aggressors.”
This amount to a "smugness” in
the national state of mind, Mr.
Martin asserted.
The Senators were urged to make
haste with whatever reform they
have in mind because a year or even
six months "might be too late” to
save the usefulness to national de
fense of some of the country’s big
gest aircraft producers.
Delay will be especially costly at
this time, it was said. The Sen
ators expressed themselves as
•vrpnt.lv imDressed” bv yesterday’s
testimony, adding that Congress
and the people at least had the
facts before them. j
Officer Installation Set j
By B'nai B'rith Chapter
Newly elected officers of the i
Washington Business and Profes
sional Chapter of B'Nai B'Rith will
oe installed at a dinner May 27 at
the Parrot Restaurant, 1701 Twen
tieth street N.W. !
Officers include Edna Blomberg,
president; Betty Hoffman, first vice
president; Bernice Winters, second
rice president; Rose Saidman, treas- j
arer, and Molly Breskin, secretary. -
telephone communications such a
the "Sacred Cow” has.
Like the "Sacred Cow,” the nei
ship will belong to the Army, am
not to the White House. The dif
ference between it and the othe
Army transports is that the Presi
dent has first priority on its usi
and only his personal pilot. Col
Myers, will fly it, with the speda
crew which has served with hin
Since he first flew the “Sacred Cow
lor President Roosevelt.
The President will use the shii
only a small part of the time. I
will be available for other mission
when the President does not need it
Rigid Inspections Slated.
Col. Myers told reporters n<
legitimate request for the use of thi
"Sacred Cow” for Offldal mission)
has ever been turned down.
It has carried high dignitaries o:
other nations, military leaders
wounded officers, members of thi
Cabinet and American delegates t<
Foreign Ministers Conferences ant
scores of others on important assign'
President Truman sent it U
Mexico when the latter visited th<
United States recently and it carrier:
Mr. Aleman home from Kansas City
Rigid inspections will precede th<
Army’s actual purchase of the new
DC-6, and Col. Myers will not give
up the "Sacred Cow" until he is
satisfied with it.
Will Be Flight Tested.
Three groups of inspectors repre
senting the Army, the Civil Aero
nautics Administration and the
manufacturer will spend days going
over it after the manufacturing Job
is completed.
These inspections will be followed
by a aeries of flight inspections.
The manufacturers must fly it a
full hour before the Army buys and
Col. Myers takes over.
Col. Myers and his crew will fly
the ship a minimum of 100 hours
before the President will be taken
up, and longer if necessary. The
first 30 hours will be flown without
Col. Myers, who has more than
14,000 flying hours to his credit, in
cluding more than 2,100 in the
"Sacred Cow,’’ is going to ground
school at the Douglas plant in Santa
Monica with his crew for special
instructions on the DC-6. They
have been flying other DC-6 ships
to get acquainted._
Group to Hear Address
On Public Relations
Washington members of the
American Public Relations Associa
tion will hear Maurice O. Ryan,
Washington public relations rep
resentative for the American Hotel
Association, at their weekly lunch
eon at 12:15 p. m. tomorrow in the
Willard Hotel.
Mr. Ryan will discuss the good
wartime relationship between hotel
and guest despite shortages and
other difficulties, and the public
relations methods used to maintain
good will.
Weather Report
District of Columbia—Consider
able cloudiness, warm and humid
today, with an afternoon thunder
shower; highest temperature about
B5 degrees. Tomorrow, mostly
sunny and somewhat cooler.
Virginia—Warm and humid, with
scattered thundershowers today. To
morrow, mostly sunny and some
what cooler.
Maryland—Mostly cloudy and
humid, somewhat warmer, with
scattered thundershowers today. To
morrow, mostly sunny and somewhat
River Revert.
(From United States Rngineers.)
Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers clear
it Harpers Ferry.
Temperature and Homlditr.
(Readings at Washington National Airport.)
Temp. Humidity.
Ifesterday— Degrees, per cent.
Noon _ 73 58
4 pm. _ 77 5<
5 p.m. _;_ 70 88
10 p.m. _ 85 87
Reeerd Temperatures This Tear.
Highest. 89. on May 13.
Lowest, 7. on February 5.
Tide Tables.
Furnished by United States Coast and
Geodetic Survey.)
Today. Tomorrow.
Ugh _ 5:57 a.m. 8:45 a.m.
jam_13:17 a m. 1:01 a.m.
Ugh_ «:20 p.m. 7:10 p.m.
jam_ 1:03 P.m. 1:49 p.m.
The Ban and Maun.
Rises. Sets.
lun. today_ 4:52 a.m. 7:l8p.m.
Sun. tomorrow_ 4:52 a.m. 7:17p.m.
doon. today_ 3:48 a.m. 5:14 p.m.
Automobile lights must be turned on
me-hatf hour after sunset.
Monthly precipitation in lnehea In the
Capital (current month to date):
Month. 1947 Average. Record.
January__3.18 3.55 7.83 37
February -_ 1.27 3.37 6.84 84
larch.-:_ 1 02 3.76 8.84 ’91
Jpril_2.4s 3.27 9.13 8#
Say _ 0.45 3.70 10.69 ’89
lune __ ... 4.13 10.94 ’00
July -Z_ — «-71 10.63 '80
LUgust__ 4.01 14.41 ’28
iStember ..._ 3.24 17.45 ’34
lovember - -37 7.18 ,77
lecember__ 3.32 #.50 01
Temperature* In Varieu* Citie*.
Station. High. Low Station. High. Low
Ulanta_ 89 66 Miami- 85 67
Soaton_ 72 52 New York- 50
Chicago_ 79 49 Phoenix-- 62
Cincinnati. _ 79 63 PttUburgh . 70 60
letroit .. 55 47 Portland. Me. 69 38
M Paso ... 85 56 St. Louis.. . 68
ialreston_ 75 3an Antonio 89 62
Cansa* City .. 61 San Prn cisco 61 49
is Angeles 79 57 Seattle_ 65 47
rml*yUIe__^82_ 65
VACATIONS Golf,riding, j
tennis, heated indoor pooL
America's most comrlets
^ THE /. SkY.
O'Hara's Revised Bil
Increases Penalties
! For Bribery in Sports
| Heavier penalties for bribery ii
sports events are provided in i
; revised bill that is to be brough
’ before the House District Committe
this week.with the backing of it
[ judiciary subcommittee.
Representative O’Hara, Repub'
, lican of Minnesota, subcommittee
chairman, . last night made publii
t the terms of the broadened bil
he will introduce tomorrow. He pre
‘ dieted it would be given genera
’ support in the House.
The new draft is a rewriting o
three seperate measures introducei
i earlier by Representatives Allen
i Republican of Illinois; Hebert, Dem
: ocrat of Louisiana; and Bradley
Kepuoucan or Micmgan.
'Penalties Are Provided.
For anyone bribing or attempt
1 ing to bribe any official or any par
1 ticipant of any athletic or gportini
event the new measure provide
imprisonment of one to five years
plus a fine up to $10,000. For th<
1 participant who accepts, solicits, o;
agrees to accept a bribe, the punish
ment would be imprisonment up t<
a year plus a fine up to $5,000.
The earlier proposals have beer
broadened, Mr. O’Hara said, so thai
the measure would cover a sport
event or game of any kind. It spe
cifically lists football, baseball, soft
ball, basketball, hockey, polo, tennis
wrestling, prize fight or boxing
matches and horse races.
Antibribery Law Demanded.
Demands for an antibribery lan
arose following the Frank Filchock
Merle Hapes case in New York, cen
tering around a professional foot»
ball game.
Mr. O'Hara said there were pro
tests that gamblers even had be
come interested in high school
games, but added he had nevei
heard any complaints about this in
Preventive legislation has been
recommended strongly by President
Clark Griffith of the Washington
Baseball Club, and other sport
leaders here.
The subcommittee recently held
hearings on the three pending bills,
and last Friday agreed to the prin
ciples of a new bill. Chairman Dirk
sen of the full District Committee
plans an early session of his group
to send the bill to the House.
Navy Tactics Changed
After Bikini Tests,
Admiral Blandy Says
By Thomas R. Henry
Scf«nc« Editor of Th« Star
NEWARK, Del., May 17.—Pro
found changes In standard Navy
tactics will result from the Bikini
atom bomb tests last summer, Vice
Admiral W. H. P. Blandy, com
mander in chief of the Atlantic
fleet, told an alumni reunion at the
University of Delaware today.
The tests, he said, gave this coun
try a great advantage in providing
an enormous amount of detailed in
formation on the specific behavior
of the bomb.
“Against atomic attack,” he said,
“new naval tactical formations must
provide for wider spacing of ships.
Likewise, ships at anchor must be
further separated. Heavy concen
trations of ships at bases must be
avoided whenever possible, and this
means an adequate number of bases.
“Certain design changes also can
be effected which will reduce the
blast damage on the ship’s upper
works and the shock effect on her
machinery, and afford some greater
degree of protection to the crew.
But it must always be remembered
that our ships are fighting ships
and that too much passive pro
tection built into them will decrease
the weight and space which can be
devoted to their offensive arma
ment, and therefore give too much
protection to the enemy also.”
The most valuable lessons learned,
Admiral Blandy stressed, did not
come necessarily from the gross
extent of the damage but from
specific data on distances, times,
pressures, temperatures, radioactiv
ity in its effects on animals and
similar factors.
Taxi Association Official
Finfed $150 in Assault
The head of a District taxicab
association yesterday was fined $150,
sentenced to a suspended 90-day
jail term and placed on a year's
probation for assaulting a member.
Carmrid G. Hathaway, 26, presi
dent of the Veterans'Cab Associa
tion, 1560 Eckington place N.E., ap
peared before Judge D. Neilson in
Municipal Court after being charged
with striking Jessie L. Messick, cab
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Final Labor Measure
On Senate Pattern
Forecast by Ellender
By Aueciatsd Ni«
Smtor Blender, Democrat, of
Louisiana, predicted yesterday that
the labor dispute* legislation finally
laid before President Truman will
be almost exactly the same as the
Senate Mil and that the Chief ®r
ecutlve will sign It,
"If he doesn’t, watch his pop*
larity go down,” Senator Blender
told a reporter.
Senator Blender is a member of
the Conference Committee engaged
in Ironing out differences between
the separate bills passed by the
House and Senate.
The House measure contains more
curbs on unions than the Senate
bill. Some Senators have expressed
the opinion that Mr. Truman would
veto even the Senate version.
rm TTrees Veto.
Meanwhile the CIO Execeutive
Board, ending a two-day meeting,
Issued a “message to the American
people” asking them to write the
President urging a veto.
The message called the Senate
and House bills “vicious” legisla
tion that would take America "far
down the road toward a deep de
pression and serious economic
The board said a “concerted effort
is now being made to persuade the
1 public that the Senate has passed
J a mild bill and the House a harsh
s one.” But it said that In fact the
! Senate bill is “fundamentally as
* destructive of collective bargaining”
as the House version, the chief dif
ference being in "subtlety of lan
! guage.”
Hartley Beady t© Compromise.
1 In predicting a final draft very
; close to the Senate bill. Senator
1 El lender noted that Representative
r Hartley, Republican, of New Jersey,
; head of the House conferees, already
1 has said he is willing to drop two
■ major union curbs voted by the
House-in order to get a bill Con
' gress would pass over a veto.
These are a ban on nearly all
industry-wide bargaining and an
authorization for private employers
to seek Injunctions against jurisdic
: tional strikes and secondary boy
i cotts.
Senator Ellender said the con
: ferees will be “over the hump” when
> 11_ MAwlsImts
They resume discussions tomorrow.
Senator Ellender described the
differences which would remain as
i minor. He expects the House to
yield to the Senate on those.
Difficulty Foreseen.
It may be more difficult than that.
Mr. Hartley has indicated that in
exchange for junking the bargain
ing and injunctions items, the House
group expects the Senate to accept
a workers’ “bill of rights.’’
This House provision is designed
, to protect employes against such
things as excessive union dues and
initiation fees, denial of the right
to resign from a union, and union
intimidation of workers’ families.
Senator Ellender is willing to
compromise* on this and perhaps
require unions to denounce such
practices in their constitutions. But
Senators Taft, Republican erf Ohio,
and Ball, Republican of Minnesota,
also conferees, are flatly opposed to
the proposed bill of rights on the
ground it would give the Govern -
, ment too big a hand in the regula
tion of union internal affairs.
Ful bright Praises Bill.
Senator Ball predicted that Mr.
Hartley and his colleagues will
“back down” on the provision.
Senator Ful bright. Democrat of
Arkansas, called the Senate meas
ure a "good, sound” bill and said
that if the version which comes
out of conference is “dose to it, then
I think there is a very good chance
the President will sign it.”
terview that even though the Sen
ate bill covers more than Mr. Tru- :
man recommended on labor legis
lation in his State of the Union
message last January, “the addi
tional features are not of a pre
judicial character to labor unions.”
Surplus of Sugar
Is Seen by Wherry
Senator Wherry, Republican, of
Nebraska said last night the Agri
culture Department is spreading
"scarcity propaganda” in its ad
ministration of sugar rationing.
He said the problem now is not
how to spread scarce supplies but
"what to do with the surplus.”
“The latest specific instance of
implied scarcity propaganda is the :
department's press release concern
ing the validating of sugar stamp
No. 12, good for 10 pounds of sugar,”
Senator Wherry said. He added:
"Originally this stamp would not
have been validated until July 1.
The department’s announcement
stepped up this date to June 1, but
warned the housewife, ‘this 10
pounds must last Until October 31.’ !
“Unless there is a major catas- .
trophe or a paralyzing strike of some
kind, the housewife must get at
least another 10 pounds of sugar
before October 31, and the Agricul- |
ture Department knows it."
He said that under present con
ditions sugar should be decontrolled
no later than August 31. If the
stocks increase. Senator Wherry
said, decontrol should come 30 to
60 days earlier.
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Margaret Truman Describes
Ambitions on Eve of Her Tour
President's Daughter
Living in Heir York,
Keeps Strict Routine
. x.-.vxv - " •***\
By Pauline Freda rick'
In her green end white apartment
high above New York*! Upper East
Side, a gracious and straightforward
Margaret Truman told me today
something of what it means to be
the daughter of the President and
still try to make a name in her
own right.
“I have never wanted any special
consideration because I happen to
be the daughter of the President,”
the said thoughtfully, in answer to
my question. ‘1 want to Stand on
my own feet.
“There is the other sMe of the
niefiM ff vmi mrm th# Plill*
dent’s daughter, people might be
inclined to be more crltldal of your
work than they would be otherwise.
But In my case every one has been
most understanding.”
Starts Tear Tuesday.
It was the eve of her departure
on her first concert tour which
opens in Pittsburgh Tuesday night
—a tour of sevoa cities selected from
300 invitations. There was the bus
tle of packing. Telegrams and mes
sages kept arriving. Beside the vase
of lilies on the coffee table rested
a fat, black scrapbook with S.000
clippings about her radio debut with
the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
Although M per cent of the stories
are favorable. Mias Truman rarely
looks at them for she does not like
to read her notices.
When the young coloratura steps
onto the stage of the Syria Mosque
in Pittsburgh tar her first public
performance she will feel more at
home singing in a large auditorium
than she could anywhere else.
"I've rehearsed more in audi
toriums than in any other place,”
she told me.
Studies Own Bacardtnga.
Rehearsing in an auditorium is
only one part of a vigorous daily
routine, including the study of her
Aim r«AArfffnn vhfeh t.hd fnn.lAv.
ing “Merg'* has been following in
her serious pursuit of an operatic
career in New York.
The apartment Margaret shares
with her coach and lifelong friend,
Mrs. T. J. Strickler, is a combina
tion workshop and living quarters.
In the long white living room with
its green flowered drapes and
marble fireplace, there is a spinet
piano, a record-player and a re
cording machine. Just off the hall
adjoining the two bedrooms, a small
closet conceals a sink and a re
frigerator on which stands a hot
plate and broiler.
Miss Truman’s typical day in New
York is mostly one of work, with
some play thrown in toward the
close. And of course, when her
father and mother feel that her
presence at an official function is
desirable, she pushes aside her own
schedule for a quick flight to Wash
ington and an appearance at the
White House.
Helps Prepare Breakfast.
In New York, she usually gets
up between 9 and 9:30. She dresses
and then sets the table and helps
Mrs. Strickler prepare a breakfast ;
—usually grapefruit, bacon and i
eggs, toast and coffee. i
“I really don't like to cook,” she i
confided with a smile. ]
At 10:30 her day begins. She :
starts by memorising and working j
Readers1 Guide
Sunday, May IS, 1947. 1
General News, Financial.
Lost, Pound. Page A-3
•educational. Page A-24 t
Jessie Pant Evans. Page A-20 .
Obituary. Page A-22 .
Where to Go. Page A-25 s
Finance. Pages A-24-25 I
Sports, Resorts and Gardens.
Sports News. Pages B-l-3
Cross-word Puzzle. Page B-7 I
Parm and Garden. Page B-7
3tamps. Page B-4
Junior Star. Page B-4
Resorts. Page. B-4-C ]
Veterans’ Guide. Page B-8
Service Organizations. Page B-8
Bridge. Page B-8
Art. Page B-8
Editorial, Features, Amusements
Editorial Articles. Pages C-l-5
John Clagett Proctor. Page 02
Book Reviews. Page C-3
Editorials. Page 04
Editorial Features. Pages 04-5
Amusements. Pages 06-7
Sdusic. Page 07
Radio Programs. Page C-8
iociety, Women's Cubs
Society News. Pages D-l-14
Women’s Clubs. Page D-9
Classified Advertising
Jlassifled Advertising. Pages E-l-14
This edition contains This
Week Magazine of 32 pages, a
14-page, comic section and 24
pages of rotogravure.
—Messier Photo.
on translations. She speaks French
and Spanish fluently, and has good
Italian diction. This summer she
will study Italian.
Around noon, followed by an in
evitable Secret Service man guard
ing the President’s daughter, she
leaves for an auditorium. There
for three-quarters of an hour she
works on tone—going over her 0‘s,
E’s and Ah’s with infinite care
running the scales.
“Exercises are basic to singing,”
Miss Truman said seriously.
Dees Net Smoke or Drink.
Then there is time out for lunch
at a tiny restaurant nearby and
a brief rest. Lunch usually consists
of a chicken sandwich and milk—
nothing that will interfere with her
voice. For the same reason she does
not smoke or drink liquor.
At 3 o'clock. Miss Truman re
turns to the auditorium and. with
an accompanist, sings for two hours.
She not only practices the num
bers to be presented on her con
cert tour—which include eight Eng
lish songs—but she sings opera as
"I must keep up with opera, be
cause I want to sing it some day,”
she explained.
At 4 o'clock, the President's
daughter returns to her apartment
rhere, with Mrs. 8trickier, she goes
over cadenzas and other points that
did not satisfy her in rehearsal. She
listens critically to recordings of her
voice—which now number more than
M)0 and include all of Rigoletto and
Lucia and most of La Traviata.
She may record something that
she wants to study particularly.
Budget is Limited.
Then, and only then, is the young
career woman ready for play.
Margaret Truman is like hun
dreds of other American girls—she
s operating on a limited budget in
working toward her goal. Therefore,
the and Mrs. Strickler frequently
entertain friends for dinner in their
rwn apartment. And when they
lave Miss Truman’s favorite menu,
t is steak, potatoes, asparagus and
lie. If she is scheduled to sing,
he potatoes are baked. Otherwise,
hey are fried.
In the evening, the young singer
nay go to the opera. She has at
ended performances, and some
imes the rehearsals, of all the
>peras in New York this season. She
las gone to the theater frequently,
'n two years she has been to one
light club—once.
As for “dates"—she has plenty of
hem. But when asked whether
here was a "special” person either
n New York or in Kansas City, she
aid firmly:
“There is no one ‘special—any
Gown Specially Designed.
An important item that could not
e overlooked in preparing for her
oncert tour was the gown she I
wotlld wear on the stage. MM.
Ml has designed a filmy wttta
chiffon evening draw with fuHglSlrt
oenrrisllr for her.
Her first tour will take her* to
seven cities: Pittsburgh, Cleveland,
Delias, Amarillo, Oklahoma city.
Pert Worth and Little Rock. . Z
asked her why she chose these «
'places for her first appearances. :
t “For one thing, it was so late Iff k
the season that we had to take |
transportation into consideration in 1
getting from one place to ato*htr,*
m„ Truman explained. 'And
then, there was another factor. Since
I am a Middle-Westerner I felt that
I wanted to sing in that part of
the country first.’’ "
(Copyright. 1947. by North American
Ncvt paper A Iliac eg.)
Tibbett Says Miss Truman
Need Not Join Music Union
WILTON, Conn, May 17 OP).—
Dawrence Tibbett, president of the
American Quad of Musical Artists,
AFL, said tonicht Margaret Truman
need not join any union to sing j
during her concert tour—even if f
she* is appearing with union \
The President's daughter is to
be accompanied by a flutist and a
Mr. Tibbett said he had assured
Miss TTuman during a luncheon
conversation Thursday that she
would not need to join AOMA,
which represents opera, radio and
concert singers.
He said that according to an
agreement between AOMA and
James C. Petrlllo, head of the AFL
American Federation of Musicians,
singers are “entirely under our
jurisdiction” and Miss TTuman is
“under no compulsion whatever” to
join the guild.
5 Dinners Scheduled to Aid
Jewish Overseas Relief
Five dinners will be held in con
nection with the United Jewish Ap
peal overseas relief campaign this
week, as the $3,000,000 drive enters
its fourth week.
The real estate division, headed
by Leo Bernstein, will hold Its din
ner tomorrow night at the Statler 0
Hotel, and the Montgomery County
Division will meet at the Indian
Spring Country Club.
On Tuesday, Jewish members of
the medical profession will meet at
the Statler. The group Is headed
by Dr. Edward Cafritz, Dr. William
Chase and Dr. Louis Kraskln.
Women workers of the drive will
gather on Wednesday at the Ward
man Park Hotel to launch their
general solicitation drive, and the
Government Division will meet
Thursday at the Mayflower Hotel.
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