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For Rent Boosts at 2 Apartment Houses Testimony was being completec at a bearing today on rent increase petitions covering two large apart ment buildings. The Ring Management Co., ownei of both, is seeking higher rents foi TM units in the Carlyn Apartments 2500 Q street N.W.. and 11« units ir . the Marlyn Apartments. 3000 Thirty ninth street N.W. Examiner Denis K. Lane of th< District rent control administrator'! - office today was hearing the firm'; arguments in support of its plea foi , a 10 to 15 per cent raise at the Marlyn building. At 10 o'clock last night. Mr. Lam completed a. hearing on the petltior for higher rents at the Carlvn. anc counter-petitions of 72 tenants lot decreased rates, and took the ques tions under advisement. The hear ings had begun at 9:30 a.m. The management sought T* pei cent increases on Carlvn rents which have ranged from $55 to $14! a month. A group of tenant! charged that services in the build log havp deteriorated, or are no those which were promised some oi them when they moved into the new structure in February, 1942. The apartments range from two and one half rooms with bath, to 5 roomi With txvo baths H. U. Thornton, owner of an apart ment house at 422 Butternut street N.W.. filed petitions seeking permis sion in raise rents for 48 units there from a present, range of $35 to $70 to a new schedule varying froir $40.35 to $80.50. His petitions said higher rents are necessary because of increased expenses and taxes and "because many of my tenants know end say that these, are the lowest vents in the city.” Also filed with the rent office were Petitions of the Thomas J. Fisher & Co., asking to raise rents at 3901 Connecticut, avenue N.W. from a schedule of $52.50 to $130, to a new schedule of $60 to $155. Newton 'Continued From First Page.l belligerently took the floor to warn "the United Mine Workers will not allow ony one to push them around." The other was the long-standing Hollywood movie studio dispute in volving a battle between Mr. Hutcheson's carpenters and the In ternational Alliance of Theatrical Stage. Employes over who will build stage sets. That issue, too. was re ferred back to the Executive Council which has attempted unsuccessfully for two years to settle it. Hollywood Strike to Continue. More than 4.000 building erafts *nen, mostly carpenters and painters have been on strike at. the studios for over a vear Failure of rlie mention to take action in settle the disputes means that, the strike will continue. Meanwhile, the IATSE members have the disputed work and the backing of the producers to hold It, The convention adopted unani mously the following resolution, on the Hollywood dispute, which was substituted for ' one favoring the carpenters. “The committee notes the efforts made and action taken by the Exec utive Council to bring about an ad justment of this dispute. It recom mends conttnunce of these efforts to bring about a speedy adjustment,” The convention approved a ban on political co-operation with the CTO until basic, unity of the two or ganizations has been achieved. The stand upheld Mr. Green's rejection of * plea this week from CIO Presi dent Philip Murray for concerted action in the 1948 elections. A proposal that the AFL combine with other groups in the establish ment of an independent political party was shouted down. This fol lowed approval of the Executive Council's political program which is based on activity to defeat ail mem bers of Congress who supported The Taft-Hartley Act. It was strongly indicated the Federation will follow its traditional nonpartisan position In the presidential election. Second Fighting Speech. Mr. Lewis' second fighting speech In two day* came during considera tion of a committee report calling on President Green to call in offi cials of District 50 and various building construction and metal trades union heads for a settlement of their jurisdictional problems. District SO is an organization in which Mr. Lewis and his men have enrolled workers of many industries and crafts. The outfit was accused of "raiding" other unions of the APT. A minority report'was submitted by Thomas Kennedy, secretary treasurer of the. mine workers. It asked for voluntary meetings of Pignutanit o r/? eH iudiooti/xM Kit tKe Executive Council if the meetings failed. After considerable name-calling and threats from numerous direc tions. the convention adopted a peace proposal of Mr. Hutcheson that both majority and minority reports he submitted to the council for its consideration. H was authoritatively reported that Mr. Lewis was prepared to | break with the AFL tf the fight, had 1 gone against him. a step officials here still expect him to take in the months ahead. Won’t Heed Adverse Decision. As. it was. ML Lewis and his miners made it clear they would not abide by any unfavorable deci sion the new Executive Council may make. Mr. Lewis referred to the new council, whose members were stripped of their titles as vice presi dent. over his objection, as “de hydrated." Mr. Kennedy made clear the UMW's position on the proposal that Mr. Green call a special con ference to adjust disputes involv ing District 50, which the miners considered a move to partition the union. ' “We believe it is small stuff," he shouted. If a meeting were called under this resolution I would tell them to go to hell and I would g-v’-- —.— _'i_. So Soothing to LITTLE mm THROAT and NOSE ttv thin** sc eomfertinc and eoolint fir membrane* inflamed by eommoa ,, acid* aa a apray or Carrie with clean*. A tar, refreshinr Glyeo-Tfaymoline. Helpe ’ loosen and dissolve sticky muena, too. GIYCO- “ *HVMoimt ES£. » not attend. Make out of It what you will." After a number of build ing and metal trades leaders had demanded an end to District 50 or ganizational efforts iri their fields. Mr. Lewis took up the fight. ^ “The convention is wasting its time on this subject,” he said, “you heard what Delegate Kennedy said, That is the answer of the United Mine Workers of America, spoken by the book.”, Mr. Lewis said he considered the move against District 50 as “punitive and harrassing. designed to punish the UMW for its all-out fight on the Taft-Hartley Act.” Can’t Be Pushed Around. “You can t get anywhere with it,’’ he shouted. “District 50 is a going concern, committed to organizing the unorganized. We take them in ' for protection. If any of them want to go with your organization that is all right. District 50 has about 400 organizers in the field. It's in the black. We could have 1,000 to morrow. “Don't push us around. We can’t be pushed. You are washing your dirty linen on the front pages of newspapers rather than doing some thing for the men you represent.” wnen you tau< to me on ques ■ tions of jurisdiction." he boomed, ' "talk out of both sides of jraur mouth instead of one. You can have peace, or, if you want, you can have something else. "District 50 has pulled its punches since we reafflltated with the AFL. If you want to we can unpull our punches and then see how many grievances you will have at your next convention.” Educational Fund Voted. Earlier yesterday the AFL authorized an increase in member dues and assessments to raise about *3,000.000 for an educational, public relations and political fight for the 1948 elections designed to defeat enemies in Congress and State Leg islatures. About *1.000,000 of the fund rev enue will be raised by an increase of 1 per cent per month in the per capita tax paid to the Federation offices by every member. The re maining *2,000.000 will come from an emergency assessment, of 1 per cent per member per week for a maxi , mum of 28 weeks a year. The convention went on record once more as opposing universal military training, and pledged the i AFL to battle for larger appropria tions for the "effeotive functioning” of the Labor Department. Delegates urged the next session of Congress to pass antilvnching legislation, abolish the poll tax and set up a permanent Fair Employ ment Practices Commission. Food ' Continued From First Page.! . — - wnn inc Udhriy iinu UC*P*I1 expected last night. It was not. forthcoming, but Mr. Luekman denied that, there was any disagreement. He said only that, some “specific details” remained to be worked out. Poultry Stocks Soar. On the eve of today's second poultryless, eggless Thursday” the Agriculture Department disclosed last night that, cold storage poultry stocks have reached a new high for this time of year. The department said supplies on October 1 were 208.000,000 pounds, an increase of 23,000,000 pounds in a month and 18,000,000 higher than the previous record for the same date. Stock* have been higher at other time* of the year in the past, but they are normally down in the fall. | The report was regarded a* cer tain to touch off a new argument over the advisability of asking the American people to cut down on poultry one day a week, possibly coming to a head next Monday. * On that day, poultry producers and grain and feed dealer* will meet with the committee for further dis cussions of their part in the drive to save 100,000,000 bushels of grain for Europe. Two Schools of Thought. Mr. Luekman has acknowledged that “there are two schools of thought” on the question of poultry less days and has said the fnatter is under study. Although Mr. Luekman said there was no basic disagreement between the committee and the American Bakers’ Association, one official of that organization discounted the possibility of saving 3.000.000 bushel* of grain a month in the industry , alone. Any such amount can be con- 1 served, he said, only through efforts of housewives, restaurants, the Gov ernment, grocers and distributors. The United States Brewers’ Foun dation, Inc., which claims to repre sent about 90 per cent of the Na-j Hftn'c ponaoifv an/) fWo Cma 11 firs’ Committee were railed in for the discussion of what their indus try can do to help conserve grain. They proposed a week and a half ago to ask the 450 beer and ale makers in the country to eliminate use of wheat and table grades of rice and to release their wheat stocks. Compliance Mixed. Mr. Luckman said that wasn’t enough, and officials of the two groups came back yesterday for talks with his vice chairman. Austin I Fisher, preparatory to today's meet-! ing. In another development. Mr. Luck man sent a telegram to Mayor O’Dwyer of New York, who yester- i day called for a return to price con-! trols and rationing. Mr. Luckman declared he shared the Mayor’s "deep concern" over prices. He said the Food Committee discussed the Infla tionary problem in detail at its sec ond meeting Tuesday. He assured Versatile Enlargers ApDeJUR 1'biUmctiam jo* you* ^btnJs'tQom - i Model #1_$118.65 1 Model #2_$99.00 Professionol __$ 166.00 *4x5) ALL WITH 4.5 LENSES Time Payments Arranged SOMMERS CAMMA IXCHANGl 1410 N«w York Ave. N.W. j Mr O’Dwyer that the commltte would be “glad” to* help If It find a way to do so. As to Mayor O’Dwyer’s propose for immediate restoration of con trols and rationing. Mr. Luckmai noted that the committee's functioi is limited to “organizing a voluntary food conservation effort.” Meanwhile, the Agriculture De partment reported that farm in come this year will be the highes on record and probably will remaii high next year. This year's gross farm income wa estimated at $34,300,000,000, or 1 per cent above last year. Net in come—the difference between gros income and production expenses was estimated at $18,000,000,000. Foreign Aid ^Continued From First Page.! t tion abroad. The result, he said would imperial both the economii and political future of the Unite< States. British Trade Pact Ready. Answering newsmen's questions Mr. Clayton disclosed that withir the next few days the United State: and Britain will conclude a recipro. cal trade agreement eliminatin* some empire trade preferences anc substantially scaling down manj outers. The agreement follows this-coun try s insistence that Britain anc ' her colonies strive to wipe out sucl" inter-empire agreements altogethei on the ground that they discrimi nate against American commerce Turning to the Marshall plar Mr. Clayton said he thought it woulc be a great mistake for the Unitec States to demand the adoption oi , the kind of government this countrj I favors as a shoestring to Americar aid. ! He made this reply when a re porter asked if he agreed witt Harold E. Stassen's suggestion that j the United States withhold aid tc countries seeking funds for nation alization of industries. Housing tContinued From First Page t which the manufacturer, who is the contractor, buys at retail,” he said. Similar conditions are true with lumber, tile and glass, Mr. Edward! said. "We must find a means to secure mass production in the housing in dustry,” Mr. Edwards declared, tell ing the committee that present building casts are prohibitive for the average person who wants a home "To achieve this, we must break up the restrictive practices of prevent ing mass production,” he said. Officials to Be Questioned. Chairman Gwinn said at the out set the subcommittee would concen trate on Government officials first "to find out what the Government knows about this problem.” “We want to know whether the Government is going to restore * - 4U. V- >...1 1 > i «• - - > IIIUOOUI » , he told reporters. “It is our belief that a lack of free exchange of labor and materials is the cause of the present, shortage.” Raymond Foley, administrator of the Housing and Home Finance Ad ministration is expected to testify later today. The hearings here will last two days, Mr. Gwinn said. The commit tee. will then visit, principal cities a cross the country to study building conditions. “We are not announcing where we will go or when,” Mr. Gwinn said, “because we. sometimes find that we cannot get the information we want if our schedule is known in advance. We will go only to cities where we are wanted, and where city officials are ready to help us out.” The investigation will cover the operations of 10 major unions. Mr. Gwinn said. These are carpenters, electricians, painters, bricklayers and masons, plasterers and lathers, plumbers, glaziers, bod carriers and steel and iron workers. Questionnaire* Sent Out. Officials in most of the larger cities of the country have been given questionnaires to guide them in as sembling information, Mr. Gwinn said. Major points mentioned are extortion, sabotage and intimida tion, make-work practices, jurisdic tional rivalries, and individual union regulations such as initiation fees and dues. “People are asking us how the. 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Will Give French ! 31 German Ships Now j A**ooat»d Fr#*t Undersecretary of State Lovett . said today the United States is . | ready to turn over 31 former Ger f man naval vessels and a floating i dock to the French government These vessels are part of the y American share of captured German 5 ships awarded to the United States . by the Three-Nation Naval Commis s sion set up at the Potsdam Confer . ence. 5tuss*a, Britain and the United States made up the com mission. The American Government prom j ised in an agreement with former j French Premier Leon Blum on Mays 28, 1946, tha„ It would make a'ail . able some jf these snips. The vessels include 13 destroyers, l 12 mine sweepers, 7 sea-going tugs, 1 avia don supply ship, 1 aviation repair and maintenance ship, 1 . depot *hip, 3 trawlers, 1 tanker, 2 torpedo transporteis and a 40,000 • ton floating dock. Mr. Lovett said that two of 1he destroyers are docked at Annapolis. 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