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Suit Attacking WAA
Blast Furnace 'Deal' Due to Be Filed Today By Don S. Warren The steel industry dispute over the disposal by the War Assets Administration of a huge Cleve land blast furnace was expected to reach District Court late to day. Spokesmen for the law firm of Arnold. Fortes and Porter said the suit will be filed on behalf of the Wheland Co. of Chattanooga. Tenn. The suit, it was said, will seek to have set aside the disposition of the plant to the Kaiser-Fraser Corp. Attorneys said a declaratory judgment would be sought to have the plant “properly offered” for sale. The $25,000,000 plant was built during the war and operated by Republic Steel. Hearings to Be Resumed. The Wheland company has pro tested that it was preparing to sub mit a bid for the blast furnace, said to be one of the largest of its kind in the world, when WAA Adminis trator Jess Larson completed the deal with Kaiser-Fraser.. After ob taining a lease on the property Kaiser-Fraser made a temporary operating arrangement with Re public Steel. Hearings on tne controversy were held recently by a subcommittee ot the House Executive Expenditures Committee, Representative Bender, Republican, of Ohio, announced re cently the hearings would be re sumed soon in an effort to get to the bottom of the controversy. The date for the resumed hearings has not yet been set, but subcommittee sources said it probably would be late this month or early in October, depending on when subcommittee members would be available. The Wheland Co. attorneys said the suit would allege that the WAA contract was illegal, partly on the general ground that Administrator LajKon had failed to give sufficient opportunity to interested parties to suhfcut bids. The Wheland Co bid isfSkid to have reached the WAA aftir the deal was made with KaJ^fr-Fraser. • m ‘Inside Tip’ Charged. ifcwas said the suit would allege al§o*that the contract was in viola ticv>r of WAA regulations and also would contain an allegation that Kgjser-Fraser had been given an ■ iOiide tiP-” Irr -addition to the court action, tlw Wheland Co. attorneys were PEBparing to file a memorandum with Attorney General Clark argu ing, that final consummation of the phsflBtit deal would be in violation of anti-trust laws. They said the Attorney General now has before hiB4>“ the question of passing on a final long-term lease of the prop erty to Kaiser-Fraser. The memorandum, it was said, will urge the Attorney General to delay action on the final lease until the issues have been resolved. 36 Persons Indicted By D. C. Grand Jury Twenty-six indictments naming 36 persons were returned before Judge Matthew F. McGuire today by the District grand jury. Among theme were the following: Mrs. Evelyn Hightower, 35. of the 4000 block of Clay place n.e„ was indicted with a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon for al legedly cutting her husband, Julian A. Hightower. Two people, Helen Jackson, 45, rolored, of the 300 block of I street S.E„ and John H. Beane. 35. col ored, were indicted on a charge of performing a criminal operation on a 23-year-old colored woman. Joseph L. Mason, 34, colored, of the first block of P street N.E., was indicted on a charge of rape in volving a 22-year-old colored woman. George C. Ievister, 1200 block of Fourth street S.W., and Cornelia A. Potts, 1100 block of Tenth street N.W., were named on arcotics charges. William J. Bunter. 22, colored, was indicted on bad check charges involving more than $900. He is accused of causing falsely-made checks to be transported in inter state commerce. Ravmcnd W. Ridgley, 34. colored, of the 1600 block of Eleventh street N.W.. was indicted on charges of forging checks amounting to more than $400. Whittier College Hall Honors Mrs. Hoover By the Associated Prtss WHITTIER, Calif., Sept. 20.—Lou Henry Hoover Memorial Hall—hon oring the late wife of former Presi dent Hoover—was dedicated yester day on the Whittier College campus The former President was unable to attend the simple ceremonies be cause of business in Washington But two sons, Herbert, jr., and Allar Hoover, were present . Car Carrying Missing Couple Used Tank of Gas. Police Say iy a Staff Correspondent of The Stor GLEN BURNIE, Md„ Sept. 20. The car in which a young Glen Burnie couple left home Friday night and which was discovered stained with blood with the occu pants missing, had a full tank of gasoline when the fateful trip began, it became known today. Sergt. W. L. Bryan of the Anne Arundel County police said the boy’s parents told him the tank was full when the couple left. He said it was practically empty when the car was discovered Saturday morning, a bullet hole in the right front window and blood stains on the right sides of both front and back seats. Whether Miss Mary Christine Kline, 18-year-old secretary, and her companion, John H. Mahlan, 25, a Glen Burnie postal clerk, are murder victims still is a mystery’. The discovery that the car must have consumed a tank-full of gaso line indicated it may have been driven a considerable distance be fore it was abandoned in a bean field. The new information makes it necessary to greatly widen the area being searched for traces of the missing pair. Another clue was reported dv me Rev. Edward T. Kirkley, who was with the searching party today. He said it was believed the couple had stopped Friday night at a milk bar at the junction of route 177 and the Ritchie highway. He added that just before that Mr. Mahlan was seen mailing a letter in the Glen Burnie Post Office. Miss Kline was seated in the car at the time. As the search for the missing couple continued today, one group of the estimated 500 men and boys taking part discovered auto tracks, washed by .rain, on a seldom used road about three miles south of: Glen Burnie. They searched the area. but discovered no trace of the missing couple. Blood scrapings from the car. meanwhile, were in Baltimore for analysis by Dr. Howard J. Maldeis, chief medical examiner there. FBI representatives from Washington were studying footprints found near the car. In another move, the Baltimore Sun papars added $1,000 to the $1,000 previously offered for infor mation leading to a solution of the mystery. The original amount wasj offered by the Glen Burnie Im provement Association. Among those ’taking part in the search today were boys from the Glen Burnie High School who be long to the Boy Scouts, the Meth odist Church of Glen Burnie and the Glen Burnie Cannon Company of the National Guard’s 175th In fantry. Girl's Father Joins Search. Also on hand and taking an active part in the search was John E. Kline, father of the missing girl. He said today, “I know something has happened to them. They would have been home Friday night if it hadn’t. John was enthusiastic about sailboat racing and he had planned to go to the President's Cup Regatta in Washington on Satur day.” Mr. Kline, who joined the others in using machetes and knives to cut the underbrush, added: “I just want to lay my hands on whoever is responsible for this.” Coast Guard to Join Search. The searchers were to be aided later in the day by Coast Guard personnel in dragging two creeks in the area, the Furnace Branch Creek and the Marley Creek. Aircraft from the Maryland Civil Crowd of 1,200 Views Many Harvest Show Entries at Bethesda A crowd estimated at 1,200 yes terday viewed 2.300 entries at the Bethesda - Chevy Chase Harvest Show sponsored for the encourage ment of horticulture, arts and crafts. The show, sixth of its kind, at tracted 1,500 more entries than the one last year, officials said. There was an increase in the number of flower and craft exhibits and a de crease in the vegetable displays. Mr. and Mrs. George R. Hitch cock of Route 2, Silver Spring, won | the sweepstakes award of a $25 | savings bond by amassing 185 l points, mostly with dahlia entries. The second prize, $10, was won by : Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lang, 22 Everett. ! street, Kensington, who scored 109 ] points. The show, held at the Bethesda i Chevy Chase High School, was ! sponsored by garden clubs of the area, the National Dahlia Society land the Potomac Rose Society. It <was underwritten by the Bethesda Rotary Club and was directed by Col. George Strong. Proceeds will ; be turned over to the Bethesda Chevy Chase Educational Founda tion. _ PREVIEW of the new styles in Selby ARCH PRESERVER Shoes Today and Tomorrow September 20 and 21 They will be custom made in the material and color of your choice WITHOUT EXTRA CHARGE. HAHN 72nd Year Exclusive With Hahn at 1207 F Street General area of search for missing couple. Air Patrol also were to go Into the search today equipped with radio, according to Lt. Charles B. Kemp, intelligence officer of the CAP liased at Port Meade. The planes in yes terday’s search had no communi cation with ground searchers. ‘We are operating on the premise that the man has been murdered and that the girl may still be alive— possibly a prisoner,” Lt. Kemp said. An acre-by-acre search of an es timated 25 square miles has been carried on through the well-wooded sector around a beanfield where the car was found. In the rear seat was one of Miss Kline s shoes. Police Chief John H. Souers, jr..J said it had been established thatj two shots had been fired into the; vehicle by some one standing out side. The search yesterday, marking 3il hours of combing the area since the car was found, saw more than 1,000 persons, including Glen Burnie's National Guard unit, and tour aircraft in action. The Guardsmen used field radios, walkie-talkies and jeeps to keep in contact with scattered units. Only clues found thus far—and not considered of prime importance by Chief Souers—are Mr. Mahlan s driving permit, found torn to bits about three-fourths of a mile from the car. and a bunch of keys found near the auto. The girl's father found the torn permit. Fine ixeeaies round. Authorities have theorized that if! it is a case of murder the crime was j committed elsewhere and the car driven into the beanfield, just off the old Baltimore-Annapolis road, 5 miles southeast of Glen Burnie. which is 32 miles northeast of Washington. Blood obviously had dripped from the car onto the run ning board and then onto the ground, but none was found under the car on the sandy soil. Pine needles were found on the hood and running board, but there is no. pine near the scene. Chief Souers said no move had been made to drag nearby Water ford Lake. The Severn River is about 7 miles from the spot where the car was found: Chesapeake Bay at its nearest point is about 6 miles. Miss Kline, a June graduate of Glen Burnie High School, was em ployed as a secretary in a Baltimore aircraft parts plant. She was last seen when she waved good-by to hex mother about 9:45 p.m. Friday as she drove away with Mr. Mahlan in his 1938 Pontiac sedan. Mr. Mahlan, a Navy veteran, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard H. Mahlan. The families live about three blocks apart in Glen Burnie and the young couple have been having dates frequently during the last two years, friends said. Holtzoff Overruled On Injunction Given To Colored Firemen The Court of Appeals today re versed a decision by District Judge Alexander Holtzoff who had issued a temporary injunction forbidding enforcement of an agreement be tween the Brotherhood of Locomo tive Firemen and Engineers and Southeastern railroads. The injunction had been sought by 21 colored firemen who con tended the agreement was discrimi natory inasmuch as it deprived them of certain “seniority rights" and, they said, put them bg a class listed as “nonprafitable." The Appeals Court decision pre sumably reinstates the agreement between the union and the rail roads pending action by the proper District Court. The appeals court held that Dis trict Court here lacked jurisdiction. The appellate court said the Fed eral venue statute provides that “no civil suit shall be brought in any district court against any person by and original process or proceeding m any other district than that whereof he is an inhabitant.” The appellate court held that the lower court should have granted the brotherhood's motion to dfcmiss the suit An affidavit filed in support of the motion, the Court of Appeals said, "stated that the principal place of business of the brotherhood is Cleveland, Ohio. * * *” The court held that the fact that a “national legislative representa tive” of the brotherhood has an office here still did not give District court venue in the case. In the suit the 21 colored firemen charged they have been deprived of working on Diesel engines. The Court of Appeals’ opinion was written by Chief Judge Harold M. Stephens. Judges Henry W. Edger ton and Bennett Champ Clark of the Court of Appeals heard the case ■ with him. Gov. Tuck in Hospital With Severe Cold By the Associated Press RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 20—Gov. Tuck was under a doctor’s care at a South Boston hospital today. The Governor, with a West Coast trip scheduled for later in the week, was admitted to the hospital yesterday with a severe cold and a 103-degree fever. An aide here said he understood the Governor's condition was not serious. Gov. Tuck’s office reported that the Governor went to South Boston, his home, over the we«k end and that the cold he had suffered ear lier in the week flared up again. Picketing Pilot Spells Out 'Scab' Above Airport Sy the Astocioted Pre$s NEW YORK, Sept. 20.—A striking airlines pilot picketed in the sky, yesterday as he spelled out the word "scab” about 10.000 feet above International Airport. It was Mack Gilmur’s way of protesting ceremonies marking the start of flight operations at the field by National Airlines. Mr. Gilmur is one of a number of striking National Airlines pilots. On the ground 40 additional pickets, in cluding other striking pilots, marched outside the airport’s ad ministration building. The picket line protested the company’s alleged refusal to rehire striking pilots as recommended by a Presidential Emergency Board for the settlement earlier this year of a National Airlines strike. Placards carried by the ground pickets read: "National strike is not about pay. It is about unfair labor practice.” FRINGE PARKING HAS SLOW START—Only one customer was parked at the new fringe park ing lot at Twenty-fifth and E streets N.W. (above) when a group of officials inaugurated the “shoppers’ special” shuttle bus service this morning. A dozen shoppers drove into the other lot, near the Municipal Center at Third street and Constitution avenue N.W. E. D. Merrill (left), Capital Transit Co. president, heads a,group of onlookers as Mrs. George Thorpe, ad visory board member of the American Automobile Association, boards one of the buses at the Twenty-fifth street lot. ' Photo. Fringe Parking (Continued From First Page t_ line is the Municipal Center park ing lot at Third street and Consti tution avenue N.W. The busses, labeled the "shoppers' special," run over the regular R-6 (Riverside Stadium) route to the Treasury, then along F street, on which nine new stops have been established. These are marked with white in stead of the usual yellow signs. Parking Cost 25 Cents. Purpose of the service, to run from 9:15 a m. to 6 p.m. each week day, is to permit shoppers from out lying sections to park at low cost outside the business center. At a charge of 25 cents for five hours they will be able to park in the fringe lots and then ride the rest of the way on the busses, which will operate every 10 minutes both ways. At the lots motorists will park their own cars and leave them locked. Bus fares will be -the regu lar 10 cents or weekly pass. First-comers were enthusiastic about the new service. Mrs. Kett. herself, had to make a special return trip to her car when she left a package in the back seat. "It was very simple to comp back,” she observed cheerfully. "People should certainly patronize this service.” Women motorists at the Municipal Center end were equally complimentary, although one said she wished the lot could be resur faced to make walking across it easier. Didn’t Expect Big Turnout. P. Y. K. Howat, chairman of the District Motor Vehicle Parking Agency, who headed inspecting offi cials, said he had not expected a large public turnout. “It will take a while for the idea to take hold,” he said. Each of the two present lots can accommodate COMMERCIAL ART % Short Specialized Course Columbia Technical Institute 1239 Vermont Ave. N.W. Catalogues ME. 5626 Veteran Approved Use the New Merchants' Parking Service IMPORTED Wool Sweaters Mode in England by Paine, Scotch Cheviot Sweaters. In blue, green or tan mixtures, maroon or solid colors. $10. , Men’s Furnishings, First Floor Julius Garfinckel & Co. 400 cars, and additional lots in the northwest section are being planned for the near future. Extent of the development will depend on de mand, Mr. Howat said. Others on hand for the opening this morning included E. D. Mer rill, president of the Capital Transit Co., and E. C. Giddings. Capital Transit vice president; Harry S. Wender, chairman of the District Recreation Board: Maj. Gen. David McCoach, jr„ president of the Mer chants’ Parking Corp., operator of the lots: Mrs. George Thorps, mem ber of the advisory board of the American Automobile Association: F. H. Kohloss. general manager of the Merchants’ Parking Corp., and a group of department store offi cials, including Andrew J. Parker, president of Woodward & Lothrop: George Quirk, Hecht Co.: Jennings Snider, (Sarfinckel’s, and B. H. Fuestman, Lansburgh's. Miami Hotel Manager Shot By Man Demanding Room By Iht Asiociatvd Prut MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 20.—The night manager of a hotel for white per sons was shot in the neck early yesterday, he reported, by a Negro who demanded a room. Patrolmen B. J. Palmer and D. P. Hess quoted Robert C. Glenn of the Corona Hotel as saying a Negro walked up and told him: 1 Wctllt tt iva;iu nuu /wu uccji your mouth shut.” Mr. Glenn said he replied, “just a minute,” and the man pulled out a pistol and shot him. His assail ant fled, the manager said. Mr. Glenn was treated at Jackson Memorial Hospital and later re leased. Weather Report District of Columbia—Increasing cloudiness with scattered shower! and possibly thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight, ending to morrow morning. High this after noon about 86 and low tonight about 66. Cooler tomorrow. Virginia—Scattered showers and thunderstorms tonight and tomor row. Cooler tomorrow. Wind velocity, 10 miles per hour; direction, west. District Medical Society ragweed pollen count for 24 hours ending 9 a.m., September 30—15 grains per cubic yard of air. BtpTl (Prom United Statu Engineers.) Potomac River clear at Harpers Perrj and at Orsat Palls; Shenandoah clear at Harper. Ftrry. Yesterday. Pet. Today— Pet Noon _69 Midnight -- 9d « p.m._5d 8 a.m.-*-93 8 p al. - 78 1:30 o m. - W Ugh and Lew ler yesterday. High. 84, at 1:3d p.m. Low. 67, at 8:40 a.m. _ Record Temparatares This Tear. Highest, 99. ou August 27. Lowest. 6. on Jenuenr 26. Tide TaMee. , (Furnished by United States Coast and Geodetic Survey.) Todey. Tomorrow. High _10:03 a.m. 10:36 a m. Low ..- 4:51a.m. 5:26 a.m. High_10:35pm. ljjtfpm Low _ - . 4:64 p.m 6:21 p.m. The 8aa and Meea. Rises. Sets. Sun, today — 6:54 7:09 Sun. tomorrow 8:55 Moon, today. 8:1 > p.m. 8.45 a.m Automobile lights must be turned on one-half hour after sunset. preeipltatlaa. \ _ Monthly preclpttatmn tn inches la the Capital (current month to date): Month. 1948. Ave. Record _ January _4.5? 3.56 7.83 ;37 February_ 1.67 3.37 6.84 84 March _ 3.06 3.75 8.84 91 April _ 3.05 3 27 9.13 89 May_ 8.87 3.70 10.69 •88 June_ 6.28 4.13 10.94 00 July _4.31 4.71 10.SS 55 August _ 9.00 4.01 14.41 '2! September_ 1 49 3.24 17.46 '34 October _ 3.84 8.81 '37 November _ 2.37 8.69 '88 December 3.32 .56 01 Temperatnru la Varieas Cities. High Low. High Low. Albuqueroue 90 60 Miami — 84 76 Atlanta . 86 64 Milwaukee 82 66 Atlantic City 64 70 New Orleans 87 07 Bismarck .. 77 47 New York.- 84 67 Boston_ 69 60 Norfolk. - 87 65 Buffalo .. 77 63 Oklahoma C. 90 .0 Chicago _ 92 68 Omaha - 96 69 Cincinnati - 90 73 Phoenix -.-100 61 Detroit 88 69 Pittsburgh 78 63 El Pgso - 91 64 Portland. 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