Woodward & Lothrop I
Election Is Won by I
Independent Union I
Employes of Woodward & Lothrop
have overwhelmingly voted to retain '
the Union of Woodward & Lothrop J
Employes, an independent group, as ,
their bargaining agent. The union i
has acted in this capacity for the I
past seven years.
The election was held yesterday in !
which the employes were to name 1
either the independent organization !
or the Department Store Employes’ I
Council (AFL) or neither, as their
bargaining agent. The final results 1
showed 2,230 votes cast for the Union
of Woodward & Lothrop Employes,
959 for the AFL unit, and 34 votes ’
for neither. A total of 3,323 valid i
ballots were cast.
Subject to Certification.
In addition, 15 votes were chal
lenged and 10 voided in the National
Labor Relations Board supervised
election, which took place on com
The employes' choice of the inde
pendent group is subject to formal
certification by the regional director
of NLRB in Baltimore. All parties
concerned have five days in which
to file protests.
The election was agreed upon fol
lowing the signing by the two unions
and the management of a consent
agreement on July 30. The agree
ment authorized the election on
company premises and stipulated a
joint promise that the election would
be free of intimidation by any of
Several Polling Places.
Richard Compton, representative
of the AFL union, agreed to the
selection of the polling places, after
ne previously naa msisi.ru me elec
tion be held off company premises..
He and other AFL representatives I
previous had expressed fear that
location of voting booths on com
pany property might inhibit some
voters from expressing themselves
There was one polling place In
each of the two downtown store
buildings, the company’s warehouse
and its branch stores, The agree
ment, Including the statement
against intimidation, was proposed
by NLRB Field Examiner William C.
Negotiations leading to the elec
tion agreement followed a petition
filed with NLRB by the AFL council,
in which it claimed to hold mem
bership applications from a majority
of the more than 4,000 Woodward &
Lothrop employes who are eligible
to be covered by collective bar
Soldier Shot in Fight
Army Pvt. William R. Hall, 18, oi
Bolling rield. who wa* shot during
a quarrel early yesterday in a Six
teenth street N.W. apartment, was
improving today at Emergency Hos
pital although he was still on the
critical list, hospital aides said.
Held in the shooting is Sherman
E. Buis. 36, of the Dorchester House,
2480 Sixteenth street N.W., in whose
apartment the incident happened.
Buis was arraigned before United
States Commissioner Needham C.
Turnage yesterday on a charge of
assault with intent to kill. He en
tered no plea pending the outcome
of Pvt. Hall's wound and bond was
set at $2,500 for a hearing on Au
Capt. Albert I. Bullock of the
Thirteenth Police Precinct said Pvt.
Hall told police he met Buis, a
lithographer, in Lafayette Park and
w&s invited to the apartment. He
said he and Buis got into an argu
ment and that Buis pulled out a .38
caliber pistol and shot him. Buis,
-however, told Capt. Bullock the
•soldier forced his way into the
apartment, began ransacking the
place and was shot when he tried
t* make him leave.
U. S. Documents Barred
In Toyko Trial .Defense
ly th« A»ieeiot«d Prill
TOKYO, Aug. 12.—The Interna
tional War Crimes Tribunal today
rejected a defense move to intro
duce documents relating the views
of American military leaders in 1941
on the possibility of war with Japan.
Prosecution attorneys objected
that the Japanese should not have
access to such confidential ex
The documents, taken from the
Pearl Harbor inquiry, included es
timates of the war outlook by Gen.
Sherman Miles, chief of the War
Department's military intelligence,
prepared for the President, cabinet
members and heads of the armed
forces. The papers discussed vari
ous American moves to counteract
a possible attack by Japan.
Mother, 17, Charged
In Strangling of Baby
By the Associated Press
BALTIMORE. Aug. 12.—Thelma
Louise Hoehall, 17, of Glyenelg
Howard County, was held today for
grand jury action on a charge ol
strangling her infant boy.
'Through her attorney, the gir
yesterday pleaded innocent to the
charge. Magistrate Reuben Caplar
ordered her held without bond.
Assistant State's Attorney Bernarc
G. Peter testified that the body oi
an infant, wrapped in a towel, was
found in a bus terminal locker here
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Fire Alarm Limitation
In Budget Protested
By Building Owners
The Commissioners today were
urged to seek, as soon as possible,
removal of a 1948 budget limitation
under which funds or the operation
of the District fire alarm system
may expire before the end of the
The plea for amendment was pre
sented to the city heads by the
Building Owners and Managers' As
sociation, 'which/dlaims to represent
properties here' worth $100,000,000.
In a letter signed by Rufus S.
Lusk, secretary, the association ex
pressed "grace concern” over the
fact the Fire Department is pre
vented by the act from spending
more than $77,000 to operate the
alarm system when $98,000 actually
The $21,000 shortage, the letter
pointed out, offers Fire Chief Clem
ent Murphy the alternatives of run
ning the alarm system 'with a short
staff throughout the entire 1947-8
fiscal year or running it with a full
staff until the $77,000 limitation is
reached in. the hope Congress will
have remedied the situation by that
“We submit he should not be
placed in a position where he has
to make such a choice,” the letter
The fire alarm system Is the “very
heart of the Fire Department,” the
letter said. “On its proper and
speedy functioning depends not
merely fire protection or property,
but the very lives of our citiaens.
A minute’s delay In reaching the
fire may mean a life lost.”
Agrees With Friede Figure.
The $77,000 limitation was in
serted in the supply act at the last
minute and represents the expense
of staffing the alarm system with
out taking into consideration vacan
cies now filled temporarily by fire
The figure la practically the same
as the one given to Representative
Horan. Republican, of Washington,
chairman of the District Subcom
mittee of the House Appropriations
Committee, by Herbert A. Friede,
former fire alarm superintendent,
now under investigation for writing
fire alarm aquiprnent specifications
so only one company could bid to
3 Pet. Rent Boost Favored
In Kew Gardens Apartments
A 3 per cent Increase in the rent
of 54 first and second floor apart
ments in the Kew Gardens Apart
ments, 2700 Q street N.W., has been
recommended to District Rent Con
trol Administrator Robert F. Cogs
The recommendation means rents
for the 54 units will range from
$43.75 a month to $110.75 Instead of
from $42.50 to $107.50. The recom
mendation will go into effect in 10
days unless tenants petition for a
Rent Examiner James G. Tyaon.
who handled the case, said today
the Roevmar Realty Corp., owneT of
the apartment building, originally
requested a 12.25 per cent increase.
He said he had recommended the
3 per cent boost because taxes and
water rent have Increased substan
tially since January 1, 1941.
Eva Stotesbury Estate
Appraised at $293,165
By the Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 12—Eva
R. Stotesbury, who died May 23,
1946, in Miami Beach, Fla., left an
estate with an appraised value of
$293,165, an inventory disclosed.
The total included $55,427 in per
sonal property in Washington, and
$51,604 in New York.
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