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District legion Heads
Split With National
Officers on Housing
The Executive Committee of the
District American Legion last night
indorsed by a two-to-one vote the
Taft-Ellender-Wagner long-range
housing bill—bitterly opposed by
national headquarters of the Legion
—it was learned today.
The action was taken only several
hours after House hearings began
on the national organization’s bill to
authorize the sale of Government
bonds to finance housing projects by
veterans’ co-operative associations.
The two bills are expected to
bring up a bitter congressional feud
next year between veterans’ organi
zations—with the Veterans of For
eign Wars and several other groups
lining up on the side of the Taft
Ellender-Wagner measure.
Vote Made After Protest.
Despite the strong national stand,
the District Executive Committee
favored the opposition bill by a
27-13 vote. It came after Sylvan
King, head of the department Hous
ing Committee, protested that it
would hinder his relations with real
estate men and builders here.
Mr. King’s committee, working
with the builders, is operating a
clearing house to inform veterans of
new housing units in the Washing
ton area as soon as they become
available. He said 175 veterans were
placed in homes through the pro
gram last month and that about
3.000 more apartments would be
available within the next four
Officials of the committee object
ed to release of the housing bill
vote on grounds that "opposition to
national policy cannot be pub
lished.” y
Convention Set In August.
At the same time, the commit
tee voted to hold its 1948 depart
ment convention on August 5, 6
and 7 at the Hotel Statler. 'in
other actions, it:
Approved a resolution that As-!
sistant Secretaries of the Army,1
Navy and Air Force departments
be set up to revamp military jus
tice procedures; turned down a
move to eliminate the term “Com
rade” as a Legion salutation, and
tabled a resolution asking that Dis
trict Boxing Commission prohibit
appearance here of any one dis
honorably discharged from the
7.11% Rent Boost Granted
To Apartment House Owner
Rent increases averaging 7.11 per
cent have been ordered by the Dis
trict Rent Control Administration
for 47 units of an apartment house
at 1009 Eleventh street N.W.
Examiner James G. Tyson ordered
the Increases alter finding the
owner, Karl Brodt, had sustained
substantial increases in mainten
ance, expenses and operating costs,
including taxes and water rent, as
claimed in the petition.
The rents wnich ranged from
$37.50 to $47.50 per month now will
range from $40 to $50 monthly. The
total annual increases amounts to
$1,698 as against the $3,480 increases
sought by Attorney Arthur C. Elgin,
representing the owner.
‘FLIVER’ PILOTS ON AIR—George Truman and Cliff Evans,
flying instructors who recently completed a global flight in their
cub planes, are shown as they appeared yesterday with Wood
row Wilson High School students in a regular broadcast of “News
for Schools,” sponsored by The Evening Star over WMAL. Mr.
Evans is an alumnus of Woodrow Wilson School and was saluta
torlan of his class. Mr. Truman, who formerly lived in Los An
geles, has been a flying instructor at a College Park airport with
Mr. Evans. Left to right, front: Mr. Truman, Leigh Gunn, presi
dent of the school’s student council, and Mr. Evans. Back row:
Alan Raywid and Harvey Whitten. The program was conducted
by Bill Coyle of The Star staff. ✓ —Star Staff Photo.
Higher Prices Reduce
Output, Reuther Says,
Asking Allocations
Urging price curbs and Govern
ment authority to channel scarce
materials to the most essential uses,
Walter P. Reuther, head of the CIO
United Auto Workers, said yesterday
that high prices are holding down
production and that factory output
will drop off next year utoless Infla
tion Is controlled.
Mr. Reuther told the National
Press Club that automobile manu
facturers had the manpower and
facilities to make an additional 1,
000,000 cars this year, but steel short
ages stopped them. He said pro
duction may be even lower In 1948,
depending on the steel supply and
the amount of it exported.
He charged that Industry and
Congress had failed to take any ac
tion to hold down prices, and that
some Industries have "depressed”
production deliberately to get higher
prices and profits.
Labor, under the circumstances,
has no alternative except to seek
relief In the form of higher wages,
he said, adding that the auto work
ers will hit for higher pay next
spring unless there Is action to re
duce the cost of living. The UAW
plans to reopen contracts with Gen
eral Motors and Chrysler In the
Mr. Reuther *aid it Is not too late
for industry and Congress to act on
prices, but he was- not optimistic
that anything will be done. He said
that Republicans and Democrats,
too, are more anxious to escape
blame for Inflation than do any
thing to curb it.
If prompt steps are not taken on
the price front, Mr. Reuther
warned, “we are going -to give the
people in the Kremlin the ace in the
hole they have been looking for—
collapse of our economy, depres
sion and mass unemployment.”
Cobb Island Party Set
COBB ISLAND, Md„ Dec. 19 (Spe
cial).—A Christmas party for chil
dren of this community will be
given at 8 p.m. Monday by the
Homemakers Club at the Long Point
1,000 Children Mob Santa,
Whose 'Gift' Boxes Were Empty
By tht Associated Press
GLEN COVE, N. Y., Dec. 19.—
Santa’s bag wasn’t exactly empty
when he paid a pre-Christmas visit
here yesterday, but his ’’gift” pack
ages were—and it took seven husky
policemen to get him safely away
from more than 1,000 disgruntled
The children were aglow with an
ticipation when Santa Claus ar
rived by train, with a 100-piece
band on hand to greet him, but the
affair began to take on the propor
tions of a riot not long afterward.
Santa, whose name was not dis
closed, was transported to the busi
ness district on a fancy sleigh-float
burdened with mountains of “gift”
parcels fancilv done by Chamber of
Commerce workers, who sponsored
the event.
However, it was necessary to move
the float because of ' the peril to
children from plate glass windows
in the jammed area and Santa
hopped down. The excited children
bowled him over and trampled him.
Rescued by police, he smilingly
passed out great loads of candy.
That wasn’t enough. The children
thought they were to get the pack
ages also. Santa demurred (because
the empty boxes were fixed up only
as decorations), and tried with a
drooping smile to cover up with a
vague reference to “presents for
disabled veterans,” drowned in the
shouts and cries.
The youngsters snatched the boxes
off the sleigh and feverishly tore
them open. In great wrath they
hurled them back at Santa on find
ing them empty and gave him a
mauling before police, led by the
chief himself, spirited him to the
safety of the police station.
One enraged and disillusioned
lad said: “Santa Claus is a liar.”
Farm Bureau Federation
Asks Continued Federal Aid
By the Associated Press
CHICAGO, Dec. 19.—Retention of
price supports and other Govern
ment aids for the Nation’s farmers
is urged by the American Farm Bu
reau Federation in resolutions ap
proved yesterday at the organiza
tion’s annual meeting.
An effective national farm pro
gram, the federation said at the
final session of its four-day con
vention, ‘‘is essential in order to
maintain agriculture on a basis of
economic equality with industry,
labor and other segments of our in
In a statement on “farm pro
gram,” the federation said “we do
not believe that an entirely new and
revolutionary farm program should
be written, but rather that we
should confine our efforts to refin
ing and improving the present
The federation’s closing session
elected a new president to succeed
Edward A. O’Neal, who headed the
organization since 1931. The new
president is Allen B. Kline, 52-year
old stock farmer of Des Moines and
Vinton, Iowa.
Typhoid Strikes Girl, 16,
At Reception; Others III
By tho Associated Press
LANCASTER,' Pa., Dec. 19.—Ill
ness of a 16-year-old girl was diag
nosed as typhoid fever today as
health authorities disclosed six other
persons are suspected of having the
The seven were among 76 guests
who attended a wedding reception
at nearby Lititz on Thanksgiving
Day, County Health Officer Henry
Hammaker said.
The official reported the other
guests are being warned they may
have been exposed to the infection.
The typhoid patient is Esther
Stauffer of Lititz.
Her brother Clyde, 23, one of the
six other stricken guests, is in the
same hospital, but nature of his
ailment and that of the others has
not been established definitely. Dr.
Hammaker said investigation has
not indicated the source of the girl’s
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