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Truman's Message Denounces
Bill as Strike Encouragement
r _ i >
President Calls
Senators, Speaks
On Radio Tonight
4
By Joseph A. Fox
President Truman today vetoed j
the Taft-Hartley labor bill with
a blanket denunciation of its!
provisions and the House swiftly
voted to make it law over his;
veto. *
The house vote was 331 to 83—a;
ration of almost 4 to 1 and 55 votes!
more than the necessary two-thirds.
The House action tossed into the
lap of the Senate the question of!
whether or not there will be a new
law making sweeping changes in
industrial relations and the opera
tions of unions. The Senate will
vote tomorrow, or possibly late
today.
Administration forces had con
ceded that the House would over-;
ride the President overwhelmingly.!
The Senate is expected to follow
the lead of the House, but all sides
admit the vote will be close. A
switch of seven Senators who voted i
for the bill originally would be
necessary to kill the measure.
Senators Called to White House.
After notifying Congress in strong
language that he could not accep.
ihe bill, Mr. Truman called a group
oi Senators to a 1 p.m. luncheon,
presumably to discuss the veto. The
group included Minority Leader
Barkley and some Senators who
VOl'CU 1UI l/11C UUl UCiUlt *1/ ”
to the President. Also invited was
Senator Young, Republican, of
North Dakota, who voted for the bill
but is reported unenthusiastic about
it.
The White House announced that
the President will take* his argu
ments against the bill directly to
the people in a broadcast at 10
o'clock tonight over all networks.
Chairman Taft of the Senate
Labor Committee, one of the mea-;
sure’s sponsors, arranged to follow;
Mr. Truman at 10:45 o'clock with
a speech over MBS. *■—-»
In his veto message, the Presi
dent lashed out at a score of the
provisions of the bill, concluding
that it "would cause more strikes,
not fewer."
"I have concluded that the bill is
a clear threat to the successful
working ojj our democratic society,"
Mr. Truman declared.
Hous*i Cheers Own Vote.
When Speaker Martin announced
the overriding vote, the House broke
into applause and cheers.
A breakdown showed 225 Repub
licans and 106 Democrats voting to
override. Voting no were 11 Re
iMiUltoonc *71 T'tomrtcrcj tc onri thf*
one American Laborite.
The Democratic leadership in the
House, including Minority Leader,
Rayburn and Democratic Whip Mc
Cormack, stuck by the President.
But many of the most influential
House Democrats voted to override j
Mr. Truman s action.
When- the House reading clerk
ended the long veto message with
the President's statement that he
had returned the bill without his ap
proval, there was a spattering of ap
plause in the galleries, which imme
diately brought a chorus of "boos”!
from the floor of the House.
Mr. Truman tinged the otherwise
vigorous tone of his message only
with the observation that he "con
demns" abuses by both labor and
management and believes legisla
tion dealing with industrial relations
is necessary.
In summation, he repeated his
recommendation in the State of the
Union message last January for an
inquiry into labor-management re
lations which would form the basis
for new labor law. And he chal
lenged Congress to act further with
the assertion that "there is still a
genuine opportunity for the enact
ment of appropriate labor legisla
tion at this session.”
The bill, in its essentials, permits
the Government to enjoin "national
calamity” strikes, as in coal or steel
during -80 days of mediation, by
court action; bans various kinds of
special strikes and boycotts, and
permits court suits against unions:
breaking contracts; denies collective
bargaining rights to any union hav-;
ing omcers oi communistic laoei or
sympathies: makes mass picketing
an unfair labor practice and forbids
“e.wiessive or discriminatory” union
dues or initiation fees.
Sees Seeds of Discord.
In his over-all attack, the Pres
ident summed op: \
“The bill taken as a whole would;
reverse the basic direction of our
national labor policy, inject the
Government into private economic
(See LABOR, Page A-4.)
Truman Hopes
To Visit Brazil;
Date Uncertain
President Truman today expressed
the hope that he would be able to
visit Brazil, it was announced at the
White House after Ambassador
Martins had extended an invitation
to Mr. and Mrs. Truman and their;
daughter Margaret on behalf of
President Gaspar Dutra of Brazil.
Eben Ayers, assistant press secre- ‘
tary, said the President told the,
Ambassador he was “happy to re
ceive the invitation” and hoped to
be able to come" to Brazil.
After Mr. Martins left the Presi
dent's office, the Ambassador told;
reporters the President had accepted
the invitation, but no date had been
set. |
Text of Veto Message
»—--— ---- -—-■
Bevin Rules Out
Delay inaction
OnAmericanAid
Refuses to Be Party
To Slowing Europe's
Recovery Program
By the Associated Frets
LONDON, June 20.—British
Foreign Secretary Bevin vows
that in launching a co-operative
effort for European economic re
covery under Secretary of State
Marshall’s plan he intends to
brook "no delays such as those
which stymied the recent For
eign Ministers’ Conference in
Moscow.
Eagerly awaiting a response from
Russia to a joint British-French
request that the Soviet Union par
ticipate in drafting an aid-to-Europe
program, Mr. Bevin declared in the
House of Commons last night that
“the guiding principle I shall follow
in any talks I have on this matter
will be speed.”
“I spent six weeks in Moscow try
ing to get a settlement,” he asserted.
"I shall not be a party to holding
up the economic recovei-y of Europe
by the mess of procedure, terms of
reference or all the paraphernalia
which mav eo with it.
“The reply of the Soviet govern
ment is awaited,” he continued, “and
the House will understand that until
it is received there is nothing I can
usefully say on the subject today.
I know the great interest of the
House in the United States proposals
and I wish very much it was pos
sible to say more about the position,”
Britain, France to Go Ahead.
The British press githered from
the ton* of Mr. speech that
Britain and France definitely in
tended to go ahead with work under
the suggestions made two weeks ago
by Gen. Marshall—either with or
without Russian participation.
Gen. Marshall said in a speech
at Harvard University that future
American dollar aid to Europe
should be based on a continental
program outlining the economic re
quirements of the situatloh drawn
up by “a number, if not all Euro
pean nations.”
Russian sources in London said
Soviet Ambassador Georgi Zarubin
left London secretly three or four
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j proposals In Moscow.
Mr. Bevin’s cry for speed won
general Indorsement from the press,
except the Communist Daily Work
er, which called it an "ultimatum.”
All noted the earnestness with which
Mr. Bevin described the f Marshall
| plan as a “chance the British shall
i not miss’’ and Anthony Eden’s de
: scription of it as the “second
chance that so rarely comes.”
Reply Awaited Momentarily
The comparatively late hour at
which Mr. Bevin made his speech,
a major pronouncement on foreign
affairs, was taken generally as in
indication that he expected. the
Russian reply at any hour and was
even hopeful that it might come
before or during the address.
But the absence of an answer did
not deter him from denouncing
Communist maneuvers in Soviet
dominated Central and Eastern
European states, and he served
oblique notice on the Russians that
the Western world never would
stand for suppression of liberty.
"If there is to be a conflict be
tween ideologies,” he declared, "I
shall regret it, but if it is forced
upon us we must face it.
“I am quite certain that if there
is a desire to interfere with the free
expressions and all the other things
that go to make up the soul of man,
it will fail again. I know all the
theoreticians, I have read all of
them, and in the end I rely on the
awkward squad who don't obey
them.”
Speaking for the opposition, Mr.
Eden's attack was even stronger.
'He declared that events in Eastern
Europe were “unhappily undermin
ing the confidence between victors
iin the w’ar” and "paralyzing the
t continent's economic recovery’.”
Following is the text of Presi
dent Truman’s message vetoing
the Taft-Hartley labor bill:
To the House of Representa
tives:
I return herewith, without my
approval, H. R. 3020, the “Labor
Management Relations Act, 1947
I am fully aware of the gravity
which attaches to the exercise by
the President of his constitu
tional power to withhold his ap
proval from an enactment of the
Congress.
I share with the Congress the
conviction that legislation dealing
with the relations between man
agement and labor is necessary.
I heartily condemn abuses on
the part of unions and employ
ers, and have no patience with
stubborn insistence on private
advantage to the detriment of
the public interest.
But this bill is far from a solu
tion of those problems.
When one penetrates the com
plex, interwoven provisions of this
omnibus bill, and understands the
real meaning of its various parts,
the result is startling.
The bill taken as a whole would
reverse the basic direction of our
national labor policy, inject the
Government into private eco
nomic affairs on an unprecedent
ed scale, and conflict with impor
, ant principles of our democratic
society. Its provisions would
cause more strikes, not fewer. It
would contribute neither to in
dustrial peace nor to economic
stability and progress. It would
be a dangerous stride in the di
rection of a totally managed
economy. It contains seeds of
Veto Message Defies
People, G. 0. P. Says;
Democrats Are Quiet
Green of AFL Asserts
President Has Upheld
Principles of Freedom
By the Associated Press
Republican Party leaders de
nounced and AFL President Wil
liam Green praised President
Truman’s veto of the Taft-Hart
ley bill to'day.
The Republicans called the veto
an outright defiance of the people’s
will and a sellout to “radical ele
ments” in the Democratic Party.
Mr. Green said it was “a master
piece of statesmanship” and that
the President “has stalwartly up
held the fundamental principles of
freedom and fair dealing in indus
trial relations which the Taft
Hartley bill set out to wreck.
Democrats at the Capitol had
nothing to say about Mr. Truman's
action for the time being.
Reece Sees 1948 Bid.
Republican National Chairman
Carroll Reece called the veto a
■plain defiance of the will of the
American people, as expressed in
the elections of 1946.” It is, Mr.
fteece added in a statement:
“An obvious attempt to preserve
the administration's alliance with
the Political Action Committee and
ts assorted subversive allies” and
an open bid for a fifth term for
the New Deal.”
House Majority Leader Halleck
;aid the labor bill and the tax
reduction legislation, which Mr.
Truman vetoed earlier, were both
enacted by Congress in “responge
to the desire of the overwhelming
majority of our people.
"In vetoing them,” Mr. Halleck
said, “President Truman has yield
ed to political expediency, the
bludgeoning of pressure groups,
and to the threats of radicals and
~ T<See COMMENT, Page A-5.>
Chicago Trade Board Lists
First $2 Corn in History
By the Associated Press
CHICAGO, June 20.—Two-dollar
corn was chafked up on the black
boards for the first time in the 99
year history of the Chicago Board
of Trade today.
After opening lower at $1.98% to
$1.9734, the July corn contract
moved upward and smashed through
the $2 figure within the first hour
of trading. The price rose to $2.00%
a bushel. The previous high for any
corn future here was $1.99% on
July 10, 1919.
While corn futures went above
$2 today for the first time, corn in
the spot cash market here has been
selling above that figure for some
time. However, most com is bought
from the country on the basis of
the July futures price.
Dealers explained that bids by
various cash houses are sent to the
country' at a premium or discount,
depending on grade and time of
arrival, in relation to the current
July futures price.
Bulletin
Senate Passes Teacher Pay
The Senate today passed the
teacher pay bill after defeat
ing the Johnston amendment
to give higher pay to 196
teachers, but added two minor
amendments which sends the
bill back to the House for con
currence.
(Earlier Story on Page B-l.)
discord which would plague this
Nation for years to come.
Because of the far-reaching im
port of this bill, I have weighed
its probable' effects against a
series of fundamental considera
tions. In each case I find that
the bill violates principles essen
tial to our public welfare.
More Government Intervention
In Economic Life Feared.
1. The first major test which
I have applied to this bill is
whether it would result in more
or less Government intervention
in our economic life.
Our basic national policy has
always been to establish by law
standards of fair dealing and
then to leave the working of the
economic system to the free
choice of individuals. Under that
policy of economic freedom we
have built our Nation’s produc
tive strength. Our people have
deep faith in industrial self
government with freedom of con
tract and free collective bargain
ing.
I find that this bill Is com
pletely contrary to that national
policy of economic freedom. It
would require the Government,
in effect, to become an unwanted
participant at every bargaining
table. It would establish by law
limitations on the terms of every
bargaining agreement, and nul
lify thousands of agreements mu
tually arrived at and satisfactory
to the parties. It would inject
the Government deeply into the
process by which employers and
workers reach agreement. It
would superimpose bureaucratic
^Continued on Page A-4, Column 1?)
U. S. Retirement Bill
Reported Favorably
By House Committee
Special Rule Is Sought
To Insure Passage
"Before Session Ends
By Joseph Young
Hopes for the Langer-Chavez
Stevenson civil service retire
ment bill remained alive today
as the House Civil Service Com
mittee unanimously reported it
favorably to the House.
With only five weeks remaining of
this year’s session of Congress, the
committee voted to seek a special
rule from the Rules Committee in
an attempt to obtain House consid
eration this year. Otherwise, the
pressure of last-minute House busi
ness would make it virtually certain
the bill could not be brought up in
time.
The bill’s sponsors concede they
stiu lace a hard tight to secure pas
sage this year, but plan a deter
mined drive.
Senate Action Pending.
Considered by Federal employe
groups as the most important bill
affecting Government workers this
year, the measure already has been
favorably reported by the Senate
Civil Service Committee. Senate
action is expected some time next
week.
Full support of the bill was ex
pressed today by Chairman Rees of
< See REnREMENTrPage A-5.) “
Committee Approves
D. C. Rent Control
The House District Committee
today approved a bill to extend
the District rent control law to
March 31, next year.
An attempt to amend by exempt
ing hotels from control was defeated.
The measure would continue the
present system in Washington,
which was praised by committee
members as being the pioneer in its
field and perhaps the best ip the
United States.
A national rent control bill now
awaiting President Truman’s ap
proval extends rent control else
where in the counrty to March 1
; next year, but contains no provision
for the District.
Messenger Tells of $3,790 Loss
In Downtown Payroll Holdup
(rioiurz on ruyc
A 21-year-old messenger car
; rying a $3,790 payroll to the
Credit Bureau, Inc., today told
police he was attacked by two
youths who took the bag of
money and escaped through the
basement at 1221 G street N.W.
shortly before 10:30 a.m. today.
The messenger, Alan Olson, 505
Sixth street SB., reported empty
handed to the fourth-floor payroll
office of the Credit Bureau at the |
G street address. ,
According to John K. Althaus.
manager of the credit concern,
young Olson said he had entered the
•building and was waiting for the
elevator when two youths came out
of hiding behind the projecting
elevator and struck him on the
head with a piece of lead pipe.
The messenger told the manager
the youths shoved him down the
basement stairs beside the elevator,
A.
look »ne uiacK. leamer oag wun
the money and escaped. .
Then Mr. Althaus said, the mes
senger went up in the elevator,
staggered into the payroll office on
the fourth, floor and cried, “The
money's gone.”
There was a bruise on his fore
head but the skin was not broken.
Mr. Althaus said the regular mes
senger was on vacation and young
Olson was substituting but had
made the payroll trip before. He
described Mr. Olson as a “trust
worthy” employe who had been with
the concern several months. The
messenger’s job application stated
he was a Navy veteran.
According to the manager, Mr.
Olson had not been gone long
enough to be missed when he re
turned empty-handed. The youth
said his assailants were unmasked
and unarmed.
Mr. Althaus said the, routine of
picking up the payroll from the
bank each week was the same. He
said “somebody had to be familiar
with the layout to do this job.”
55a
Jury Gels Wilson Case
After Holdup-Killing
Penalty Is Stressed
j
Slaying During Robbery,
Even if Accidental, Is
Termed First Degree
The murder case against Fkqrd
P. Wilson went to a District
Court jury at 11:40 a.m. today,
^fter Trial Justice Alexander
Hol£zoff told the jury that’Dis
trict law makes a first-degree
murder conviction mandatory
when the evidence establishes
beyond a reasonable doubt that
the killing was committed during
a robbery. Wilson is charged
with slaying a grocery money
runner, Milton E. Lowe, during
an attempt to rob him of $10,000
1aa4 L'aKwii n >»TT
Under the law, Justice Holtzoil
declared, the first-degree finding
would be required even if it had
been proved that the killer pulled
the trigger accidentally during a
scuffle with his intended victim.
Justice Holtzoil instructed the
jury of nine men and three women
to bring in a verdict only on the
section of the indictment which
charges Wilson with first - degree
murder in that the killing was com
mitted in the course of a robbery
attempt.
Says Shot Was Accidental.
The 32-year-old carpenter, a resi
dent of Riverdale, Md., took the
stand yesterday and admitted fol
lowing Mr. Lowe from a grocery at
3924 Minnesota avenue NX., on the
night of February 8. The grocery
employe was carrying $10,000 in
cash receipts for deposit in a bank.
Wilson admitted he climbed into
Mr. Lowe’s car, drew a pistol and
ordered him to drive on. He saicj
the pistol was discharged acci
dentally when Mr. Lowe grabbed it
by the barrel and began to scuffle
with him.
In his closing statement today
Charles E. Ford, defense attorney,
asked the jury not to send to the
electric chair a man “who had no
murder in ’his heart” and who, up
until the time of the crime, had
worked as a carpenter to support his
wife and five children, ranging in
ages from 2 to 8 years.
Mr. Lowe, who was 48 and lived
at 1526 Neal street N.E., is survived
(See WILSON, Page A-5.)
Complete RFC Inquiry
Voted by Senate Group
lu 4km A ctn/iniart Pratt
Hie Senate Banking Committee
voted unanimously today for a “full
and complete” $50,000 investigation
of the Reconstruction Finance Corp.
By the same vote. Senator Buck,
Republican, of Delaware told report
ers, the committee approved a reso
lution extending the life of RFC for
one year beyond June 30.
Both the investigation and the
extension are subject to approval by
the Senate.
Hie House Banking Committee
i yesterday approved a two-year ex
tension of the lending agency, but
voted to curtail its operations and
to remove it from competition with
•private lending Institutions. Hie
Senate committee’s resolution would
continue RFC without change.
Hie Senate committee rejected,
7 to 6, a resolution calling for a
two-year extension.
Hie resolution authorizing the
investigation, with a report by next
March 1, provides for a check on
“accounting methods, personnel,
lending policies and subsidy opera
tions; administration and the liqui
dation of loans, securities and other
property; the effect of operations
on private enterprises, large and
'small, and on public policies here
and abroad.”
It also authorizes inquiry into the
availability of credit through “nor
mal, private channels, and the rela
tion of RFC to other public credit
agencies.”
a
Conference in the Trophy Room
Has 101 Citations;
Escaped Term on
Charges of Cruelty
Among the police officers be
ing considered by the Commis
sioners for a successor to Supt.
Harvey G. Callahan, the name of
Detective Chief Robert J. Barrett
heads the list.
Tb#45-year-old veteran was among
the 15 jpfflcers whose records have
been studied by the Commissioners
since Maj. Callahan's illness raised
the question of whether he would
continue as police chief.
In all, seven inspectors and eight
captains are under consideration for
the post. When tlteir records were;
ordered by the Commissioners in
May, Commissioner John Russell
Young said it was a routine move,
and speculation was halted when
Maj. Callahan told reporters he ex
pected to return to his desk by July 1.
In considering Inspector Barrett,
the Commissioners must weigh this
paradoxical record:
One hundred and one commenda
tions from police officials, citizens
and members of Congress vs. four
Keech Permits Use
Of House Testimony
In Anli-Fatrid Trial
Ruling in MassTontempt
Case Regarded as Vital
In Future Prosecutions
By Newbold Noyes, Jr.
District Court Justice Rich
mond b. Keech ruled today that
the testimony of 16 leaders of
th^ Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee]
Committee before the House
Committee on Un-American Ac-^
tivities can be used against them
in their trial for contempt of ;
Congress.
The jurist delivered his decision,
regarded as crucial in the mass trial,
in an eight-page statement. The
care with which the ruling was evi
dently prepared reflected the opinion
of legal experts that it is an im
portant piece in the history of con
tempt ‘prosecutions.
Defense Attorney O. John Rogge
last Tuesday challenged the Govern- j
ment's right to introduce testimony;
of the defendants before the House
Committee. He based his objection j
on a law of 1856, providing that'
testimony at a congressional nearing
cannot be used in any subsequent
criminal proceedings against the
person who gave it.
Sole Exception is for Perjury.
The sole exception set forth spe
cifically in this statute is in case
the witness is later tried for per
jury.
In his ruling, today, however, Jus
tice Keech concluded that the
statute “was not intended to, and
does not, bar the use of all testi
mony taken at a congressional hear
ing in a prosecution or conspiracy
leading to contempt.”
The Government charges that Dr. |
Edward K. Barsky and his associ
ates on the Anti-Fascist Commit-}
tee’s Board of Directors conspired
to withhold, and did withhold, rec-;
ords of their organization from the
House Committee, in contempt of
that body.
Lawyers Handed Copies.
Justice Keech did not read his'
decision on the admissability of the
hearing evidence. Instead, the
Government and defense lawyers
were handed copies of the ruling,
and United States Attorney Charles
B. Murray immediately began in
dicating to the court what portions
of the hearing transcripts he
wished to read into the trial record:
In his ruling Justice Keech wrote:
"The court has listened with in
(See ANTI-FASCIST, Page A-5.)
JL
Barrett, Possible Choice to Head
Police, Has Paradoxical Record
INSPECTOR ROBERT J.
BARRETT.
Photographed in his office
today. —Star St^l Photo.
appearances before the Police Trial
Board on charges of harsh treat
ment of prisoners.
Those close to the situation be
lieved it likely that heavy pressure
might be brought to bear for seme
(See POLICE. Page A-5 >
Horan Renews Plea
For Sales Tax to Me.et
Health Fund Needs
New Parade of Citizens
Seeks Budget Increase
For Welfare Activities
BULLETIN
Without a word of opposi
tion, the Senate today passed
the District’s $13,500,000 rev
enue bill and sent it back to
the House for action on a
minor amendment.
Chairman Horan of the House
subcommittee handling the 1948
District budget jtoday continued
bis campaign for a sales tax as
a new parade of citizen wit
nesses requested the increased
funds for health and welfare ac
tivities.
Repeatedly during the morning
Chairman Horan asked witnesses
what they thought of the sales tax
and commented that the pending
revenue bill would supply insuffi
cient money to cover the prospec
tive budget
Witnesses pleaded for $66,000 for
a city-wide X-ray survey in a
tuberculosis-finding program. This
would b^ financed jointly by the
District and Federal Governments
and the Tuberculosis Association.
Could Save Hospitalization.
Dr. James Feffer, tuberculosis
specialist, said 80 per cent of those
discovered with tuberculosis infec
tions in such tests have the disease
only in the minimal stage and that
with early discovery probably 90 per
<See BUDGETTPage A-5.)
AP Writer's Son.10, Killed
In Demolition in Berlin
Ey the Associated Press
BERLIN, June 20.—Blowing up a
residential air-raid shelter by
United States Army demolition
squads resulted in the death of an
American boy today.
Lynn Heinzerling, jr:, 10. son of a
correspondent here for the Asso
ciated Press, fell into the blasted
bole and was asphyxiated by the
fumes.
The handsome, dark-eyed lad was
playing around the exploded bunker,
located In the yard of a house occu
pied by a bureau of the Army news
paper, Stan and Stripes. The site
adjoined the Heinzerling residence.
A
Maj. Callahan
Asks Retirement
Immediately
Ailing Police Chiefs
Request May Be
Approved Today
By John W. Thompson, Jr.
Police Supt. Harvey G. Calla
han applied to the Commission
ers for immediate retirement,
and a recommendation to that
effect probably will be made by
the Police Retirement Board
today.
It was learned that the request
was transmitted verbally to Com
missioner John Russell Young yes
terday by Mrs. Callahan during a
brief interview at the District
Building.
Mr. Young delayed the announce
ment until the other Commissioners
were notified. Today they instructed
Stanley De Neale, Retirement Board
chairman, to take immediate action.
Recommendation Received.
A written recommendation calling
Maj. Callahan before the Retirement
Board was received by the Commis
sioners from Dr. John Reed, chief
of the Board of Police and Fire
Surgeons. This was a formality to
comply with District regulations.
The Retirement Board usually
meets the first and third Thursday
each month, but can be called into
special session.
Officials said Mrs, Callahan tele
phoned Mi. Young and arranged
yesterday’s interview. They said Mr.
Young told her he wanted to handle
the situation in any way most con
venient to the major and her.
After Mr. Callahan exchanged the
uniform of a field artillery officer for
that of a policeman on June 26,
1920, he advanced through the ranks
to distinguish himself as an ord
nance technician, instructor and ad
ministrator.
Long an Sick Leave.
Maj. Callahan, who is 52, has been
on sick leave since February 3, and
has undergone two major opera
tions. Rumors of his impending re
tiremept earlier in the year resulted
in campaigns by many high-ranking
police officers seeking the top police
post.
On May 23, however, the ailing
police chief put a halt to the
campaigns with the announcement
he expected to return to his desk
on or before July 1.
His announcement at that time
came as Commissioner Young had
on his desk the records of six po
lice inspectors and two captains
and had called for the records of
an additional inspector and six
other captains for study in connec
I MAJ. HARVEY G. CALLAHAN.
—Star Staff Photo.
j tion with a replacement appoint
ment.
j Mr. Young's choice, both then
! and now, was believed to be De
I tective Chief Robert J. Barrett,
> who recently returned to duty
after a nose operation.
Made Lieute'hant in 1929.
By March 1, 1928, he had moved
up to sergeant in the 5th precinct.
Sand after a term as night inspector
S at No. 8, he became an inspector in
i the police school, advancing to the
1 rank of lieutenant a year later.
Maj. Callahan took advantage of
(See CALLAHAN. Page A-5.)
j
Sunday Reading ...
If the housing shortage of a
year ago has improved any
j where, it is news. Indeed, the
I Associated Press, after sur
veying 157 of the Natlon’s
largest cities, concludes that
the home-building situation is
worse than ever. The results
j of the survey make interest
ing reading in the Sunday
Editorial Section.
Tn thn camo vpin Ppal
Estate Editor Robert J. Lewis
took a look at, the books of the
Home Owners’ Loan Corp. and
found very few red entries.
Foreclosures, he reports,in an
other Editorial Section arti
cle, are at their lowest in his- ,,
tory.
On the eve of U. N.’s second
anniversary, a dispatch from
Lake Success analyzes the ups
and downs of this world
group and speculates on its
‘ chances of achieving what it
set out to do.
These and other features of
, varied interest, along with
. special coverage of the new
books, gardening, amuse
ments. art, music, society,
sports, etc., complete the usual
thorough and accurate new!
content of
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