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Act on Blockade Hope for Mediation Outside Council Is Killed by Red Note ly Phi AitociaPtd Prtll PARIS, Oct. 14.—Western Power delegates met today on the Berlin crisis and authorita tive sources said they were fram ing & joint demand for Security Council action to lift the Soviet blockade. The Council takes up the Berlin Issue again tomorrow. Hope van ished lor mediation outside the Council with Russia's reported re jection of conciliation efforts by the so-called neutral states. Note Not Made Public. American, British and French del egates studied the Kremlin's answer to the neutral states’ mediation ef forts. The content of the Soviet aete stUl was not made public, but Western sources said it set back the Berlin dispute to where it was six weeks ago. Members of the 11-nation Security Council prepared to meet this after noon on the Palestine situation. The six “neutrals'* in the Security Council also met this morning to discuss a resolution they may intro duce during the debate, Argentine sources said. When the Council meets tomorow Argentine’s Juan A. Bramuglia is expected to detail his six-power me diation efforts of the past week. Wester^ sources expressed hope that Mr. Bramuglia would make public «t that time both the Russian and the Joint Western answers to the mediation efforts. Western in formants said the delegates of the United States, Britain and France had not received a written copy of the Soviet reply and so far depend ed on an oral fill-in by Mr. Bramu glia. Face-Saving Seen Aim. Argentine sources said Mr. Bra muelia believed the dispute had reached the stage of "face-saving" and that the Russians could still be persuaded to lift the blockade, but could not be forced to do so. ^ _ Mr. Bramuglia confirmed that the' Berlin dispute was back where It started In the Security Council, but said a solution still maV be found. "Both parties In the conflict," he said in an tatervie*. “maintain their known positions. The West ern powers insist on the lifting of the Berlin blockade as the starting point, while Russia says the Big Four foreign ministers and not the Security Council should dipcuss the matter." He insisted that he still believes there is some small chance the neu trals could come up with A solution of their own—“Just and Acceptable" —to the main powers through a ■■solution in the Security Council. Wants Aug. 30 Fact Revoided. Authorative sources said the Rus r’an reply rejected mediation, in sisted the Berlin issue was outside the authority of the Security Coun cil and asked that negotiations re vert to the August 30 four-power Moscow agreement. Under this the Russians would raise the blockade, and the Western powers would withdraw their currency from Ber-i lin, leaving only Soviet sone cur-' rency under four-power supervision. Western power spokesman did not comment on whether this might rep resent a retreat from additional Soviet demands made in the Berlin negotiations, on which the talks broke down. The Russians demand ed the right to control air traffic to Berlin as pert of the currency con tool. The neutrals—Argentine, Canada. Belgium, Colombia, Syria and China —reportedly had proposed lifting of the blockade simultaneously with the calling of a four-power Foreign Ministers' Council meeting on Ger many. The United States, Britain and France, holding the blockade a menace to world peace and within the province of the Security Coun cil. have contended that it must be lifted before a Foreign Ministers' meeting can be convened. " Wish Navy Reported Tightening U. S. Links ■y th« Auociot*d Sr**i j LONDON, Oct. 14.—The Daily Ex press' said today the British cab inent has approved refitting every British fighting ship to standardize power plants with those of the United States Navy. The purpose, the Express said, is to enable the Royal Navy to use American "radar and secret devices" which will not operate on the 50 cycle frequency generating machin ery of the British ships. United States Navy generators work at 60 cycles. The Admiralty refused to confirm or deny the report. Chapman Plncher, express science correspondent, wrote that the cab inet approved the standardization move so the Admiralty might “buy fraely In the American armament market in an emergency.” “Big orders,” he wrote, have al ready been placed. A month ago Britain dropped commercial work In her royal dock yards and began to “unpickle’’ 100 laid-up warships for service. The preparedness plan and the reported stanaardization move fall Into the broader rearmament pat tern aet by a slowdown of demobili zation in the armed forces, a new recruiting campaign, and a 100 per cent increase in Jet fighter plane production. Sleeping Sickness Kills 1,088 ■fOKYO, Oct. 14 OP).—The Wel fare Ministry said today 1.088 Jap anese died of sleeping sickness dur ing tht epidemic last summer. Britain, China Demand Israel Report on Bernadotte Probe Jewish Campdign to Discredit U. N..Truce Commission Charged by American Consul ly th» Auociot*d Frm | PARIS, Oct. 14.—Britain and| China demanded in the Security | Council today that Israel report; quickly on what progress has I been made in her investigation; of the assassination of Count Folke Bernadottp. The two powers asked in a draft resolution that Israel also indicate "the measures taken with regard to negligence on the part of officials or other factors affectinjg the crime.” John J. Macdonald, American Consul and chairman of the three power Consular Truce Commission in Jerusalem, reported to the Coun cil that Bernard Joseph, Jewish I military governor, led “a deliberate Jewish campaign to discredit the truce commission and the acting mediator,” Dr. Ralph Bunche of the United States. He said this campaign is developing along lines of the attack launched against Count Bemadotte, the mediator, before he was shot to death in Jeru salem last month, i Dr Bunche himself charged be fore the Council that Jewish au thorities took insufficient measures to protect Count Bernadotte. The resolution of Britain and China proposed that the Council say it “notes with concern that the provisional government of Israel has to date submitted no report to the Security Council or to the acting mediator regarding the progress of the investigation into the assas sination; "Requests that government sub mit to the Security Council at an early date an account of the prog ress made in the investigation and to indicate therein the measures taken with regard to negligence on tl* part of officials or other factors affecting the crime, and "Reminds the governments and authorities concerned that all the obligations and responsibilities of the parties set forth in its resolutions of the 15th July and 19th August, 1948. are to be discharged fully and in good faith.” The July and August resolutions gave the Swedish count stronger support, as Palestine mediator, in dealing with truce problems. The draft resolution proposed (SeTPALESTINErPage A-3.) Italy Is Threatened With General Strike By Red Labor Chief 1,000,000 Employes of Government Walk Out In Pay Boost Demand By the Associated Press ROME, Oct. 14.—Giuseppe di Vittorio, Communist labor boss, threatened today to call a na tion-wide general strike If the Italian government fails to sat isfy demands of government employes. About 1,000,000 government work ers struck for most of the working day to back vwage increase and other demands Vittorio addressed a mass meet ing of government Workers. * “If the government dofcs not ac cept state employes’ requests, all 7,000,000 General Confederation workers will strike to support their demands,” he declared. 1 The General Confederation of labor (CGT) is Communist led. General strike action by the CGT would cover every labor category and could paralyze tbe nation. Transport Strike Due Monday. Italy faced the prospect of a com plete strike Monday cm all municipal and inter-city public transport fa cilities except railroads. The National Federation of Bus, Shortline Railway and 8treet Car Workers issued a call for such a strike unless pay demands ere met by Monday, or are under satisfac tory discussion. Vittorio talked to about 10,000 gov ernment workers, some of whom walked out before he ended his speech. He said the government re cently printed $50,000,000 in new pa per money and thus could not say the demands of the state workers would promote inflation. The gov ernment has said the money was printed to meet business demands and was not inflationary'. Strike It Show of Strength. The government strike was de signed as 4 show of strength, but the strikers were careful not to anger the public. Railway workers halted only two hours—between 10 a.m. and noon—and customs work ers also stayed out only for a two hour period. Both groups left Skele ton staffs. Telegraph service was not inter rupted, but international cable serv ice was" crippled during the night by the theft- of a section of cable south of Bologna. Major American news services into and out of Italy thus were de prived of leased wire facilities, but not other service^ The Postoflice Department said the damage had been repaired, but that the wire facilities would not be restored un til the strike ends. Red Strike Drive Appears To Be Ebbing in France PARIS, Oct. 14 OP).—The French Communist strike offensive appeared to be ebbing today, but the costly coal mine tieup continued. Rail traffic was reported almost normal. Throughout the nation rail workers were going back to their jobs after a week of sporadic walkouts. In Paris, taxis reappeared after a week-long drivers’ strike. In Eastern France 40,000 iron miners and metal workers returned after a three-week stoppage. The Nation-wide coal strike re mained the biggest problem. The 11-day walkout of 335,000 miners has j (See ITALY, Page A-3.) | MacArthur Confers 3 Days With Chiefs Of Pacific Defense Precautions to Prevent Another Pearl Harbor Discussed in Tokyo By th« Associated Press TOKYO. Oct. 14.—American commanders in the Pacific and Alaska discussed measures to prevent another Pearl Harbor in a series of top secret confer ences with Gen. MacArthur end ing today. The problem of Pacific defenses brought together key officers of the Army. Navy and Air Force guarding the Northwestern and Far Eastern frontiers of the United States. Lt. Gen. Nathan F. Twining of the Air Force, commanding the Alaska defenses, and Vice Admiral John L. McCrea, deputy commander of the Pacific Fleet, met with Gen. MacArthur for three days. They met within view of Japan s Imperial Palace grounds—just across the moat from the big white build ing housing Allied Headquarters— where the December 7, 1041. attack on the United States received final sanction. Two Points Stressed. Informed sources confined in formation on the talks to two points: 1, The American commanders dis cussed with Gen. MacArthur prac tical precautions against the possi bility of another surprise attack. 2. The high-ranking officers at tained a “fine spirit of co-operation and co-ordination” among the Army, Navy and Air Force. This was described as an outstanding achievement. Agreement- to work together in the Pacific followed the general pat tern of unified defense set forth by Secretary of Defense Forrestal. The Tokyo talks got down to the prac tical application which must take place in the field in the event of war. * Sources reviewing the conferences made no reference to the first mid winter amphibious landing attack exercise in the Far North. It will be held next February in "the Alaska area,’’ Pacific Fleet head quarters announced yesterday. MacArthnr Heads Big Area. The three commanders repre sented a vast defense area broad ened by the war. Gen. MacArthur commands all land, • sea and air units operating from Northern Japan southward In a wide-swing ing arc with an outer line running through Korea, China, the Philip pines and back eastward to Ameri can Samoa south of the Equator. To the northeast, beyond Gen. MacArthur's theater lies the Alaska defenses and the joint American Canadian defense line. Beyond the left flank are the Joint Pacific de fenses of two American Allies in World War II—The Netherlands and British Commonwealth. Behind the outer line of defense (See CONFERENCE, Page A-3.) Yugoslav Catholics In Battle With Reds By the Associated Press ROME, Oct. 14.—Trieste dispatches said four persons were injured and several houses wrecked in clashes between Yugoslav Catholics and Communists Sunday night at the Istrian village of Pedena. The Parish priest, Don Giovanni Gagba, disappeared in the melee, the dispatches added, and has not been traced. Lower Specifications Will Save Air Force Two-Thirds on Buttons By John A. Gilts The Air force has lowered its spe cification* for 14,510,000 new-type uniform buttons to reduce the cost by two thirds, it was learned today. The New York Quartermaster Purchasing OfBve opened bids Sep tember 17 on an Air Force requisi tion for that many gold-plated but tons. An analysis of the bids, pub lished in The Star September 22, revealed that the cost would be $1,340,746. A week later, the New York office announced, without explanation, that no awards would be made on the basis of the bids submitted and today Air Force officials revealed that it now would ask for new bids on brass gold colored buttons in stead. Official* estimated the cost of that type would run around >450,000. An Air Force spokesman said the original bids on the gold-plated type by 15 manufacturers “were com pletely out of line.” The new buttons will carry the U. 6. A. F. lettering and seal. At present, airmen use the old type Army buttons which carry the seal of the United States. The Air Force emphasized that the new buttons would be used for “routine replacement” and that there would be no Immediate change over. Meanwhile, the Air Force plans to again ask Congress to authorize the purchase of new light blue uniforms which it estimates would cost » a man initially above present uniform costs. Officials state this is only an initial changeover added cost, Con gress failed to approve the request at the last session. Truman to Give Atomic Energy Views Tonight Milwaukee to Hear Speech Put Off Week Ago at Philadelphia By Joseph A. Fox Star Staff Correspondent ABOARD TRUMAN CAMPAIGN TRAIN, Oct. 14.—President Tru man will discuss atomic energy in his Milwaukee campaign speech tonight. This was announced by Press Sec retary Charles G. Ross this morning as Mr. Truman continued his Mid west stumping tour into Wisconsin wiih a heavy schedule of speeches throughout the day. - He will speak in Milwaukee at 9:40 (EST) p.m. The President was originally scheduled to speak on atomic energy in Philadelphia last week, but the : speech was called off at the last moment. Aides said he had not had time to finish work on the speech. Asks Liberals' Support. Mr. Truman appealed tot support of old-line liberals and progiessives of the Midwest when he spoke in St. Paul last night and said, “The time of decision is here.” He combined with this appeal a slashing attack on Gov. Dewey, his Republican opponent, as a man lack ing in “foresight” and a "risk at the time of world crisis.” He also con tinued his attack on Republican legis lative derelictions—as the Demo crats see them—saying he would describe the Republican' stand on major issues because "they wont tell you themselves.” In lampooning the Republican Party and its presidential candidate before a cheering audience of 4,500 in St. Paul's Muncipial Auditorium, Mr. Truman declared: “Today, the forces of liberalism face a crisis. I call on liberals and progressives to stand up and be counted in this great battle. I call on the old Farmer-Labor Party, the old Wisconsin progressives, the old Non-Partisan League and the New Dealers to stand up and be counted in this fight. Urges Action Now. "This is the one fight you must get in. After November 2, it will be too late. It will do no good to change your mind November 3. The time of decision is here.” In passing Mr. Truman took a swipe at Senator Ball. Republican, of Minnesota, and called lor the election of his opponent, Mayor Hubert Humphrey of Minneapolis, as “a fighting liberal." He said the Republicans had changed Sen ator Ball from a lighter “on the people's side” to one of the “cham pions of reaction.” He ascribed the Senator’s change to "a dose of Po tomac lever.” “Catch Phrases'* Assailed. In a vigorous attack on Gov. Dewey, Mr. Truman described the Republican nominee as the maker of “mealy-mouthed political speeches'* and a user of empty “catch phrases.” such as “unity'' and "efficiency.” The President’s St. Paul speech was his major bid for Minnesota's 11 electoral votes which have been in the Democratic column in presi dential elections since 1932. On the basis of polls, the Democratic ticket headed by Mr. Truman and Senator Barkley of Kentucky is now given a slight edge in the state and Mayor Humphrey is regarded as leading Senator Ball. After a series of speeches in Wis consin during the day Mr. Truman’s campaign train will turn back to Washington, with a speech scheduled tomorrow night in Indianapolis. The President is due back in the Capital Saturday afternoon. I In his St. Paul speech—one of the most vigorous he has given during the campaign—the President resorted to caricature of Republican accomplishings, declaring: I “They approve of the American farmer—but they are willing to help him go broke.” They stand four square for the American home— but not for housing. “They are strong for labor—but they are stronger for restricting its rights. “They favor a minimum wage— the smaller the minimum the better. “They indorse educational op ‘See TRUMAN, Page A-5.> Yoshida Again Selected As Premier of Japan Jy the Associated Press TOKYO, Oct. 14.—Shigeru Yoshida was chosen Premier of Japan to night for the second time since the occupation. The ultra-conservative leader of the Democratic-Liberal Party was elected by the House of Representa tives, 185 to 1, the single dissenting vote being for the Social-Democrat former Premier Tetsu Katayama. The upper House of Councillors already had designated Yoshida, but the House of Representatives had the final word. Yoshida will succeed Hotishi Ashida, whose cabinet resigned last week after arrest of one of its mem bers In a government loan investi gation. Fritz Wiedemann Faces Trial as Nazi Oct. 28 x ly th# Associated Prats PASSAU, Germany, Oct. 14.— Fritz Wiedemann, once German consul general at San Francisco and Los Angeles, mast face a German denazification court here October 28. He is charged with being an active Nazi. Fifty witnesses have been called. Wiedemann, as a captain, made Adolf Hitler a corporal in World War I. 21 Missing on Sailboat ^ MANILA, Oct. 14 (fP).—Twenty one' persons were missing today aboard a sailboat off North Luzon. Customs Commissioner Alfredo de Leon said. _ i * # ^NDLOOK WHAT (the 80th. congress has ] (DONE TO AMERICAN LABOR! £ Devrey Invades Missouri Again For'Good Government' Talk Speaks Tonight in Kansas City, Citadel . Of Pendergast, Near Truman's Home By J. A. O'Leary Stor Staff Corr#spond«n» ABOARD THE DEWEY SPE CIAL, Oct. 14.—Gov. Dewey in vaded President Truman’s home State of Missiouri today for the second time in two weeks with a promise to talk about "the es sentials of good government’’ In Kansas City tonight. In that citadel of the Pendergast Democratic machine, and not far from Mr. .Truman’s home town of Independence, the Republican nom inee is expected to deal new blows at the administration. This morning at Joplin, Mo., in the first of four rear-platform stops in the State, Gov. Dewey said there is a “rising tide of sentiment" in this country "against division and for an administration that recog nizes the need for unity.” He pledged that his administration will build a foreign policy so strong that "your boys and mine” will not have to fight another W'ar. At Carthage, he repeated his promise of a government that will try to unite the American people to solve the serious problems he said this country faces at home and abroad. Paul E. Lockwood, Gov. Dewey's secretary, said that in Kansas City the Governor “will promise to bring to Washington a government that belivea wholeheartedly in the Amer ican system of freedom: that knows where it is going; that practices teamwork: that has Integrity: that (See DEWEY, Pagfc A-4J U. S. Stops Purchase Of D. C. Equipment On Inquiry Info Bids Specifications by Friede Limited Offers to One Company, Is Complaint The Justice Department has halted District purchase of a quantity of communications equipment on the grounds that the specifications, drawn by Supt. of Communications Her bert A. FJIede, restricted bidding to only one company. This was disclosed today by the Commissioners after a conference with dordon Grant, an agent of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division. Mr. Grant laid before the Commissioners a complaint the Antitrust Division had received for mal notification of the Govern ment’s attitude from Assistant At torney General Herbert A. Bergson on October 6. The Commissioners immediately rejected the three bids received on the equipment, although only one, an $1,800 bid submitted by Graybar Electric, suppliers for tire Webster Electrical Co., met the specifica tions’. Catalogue Called Source. Mr. Friede told Engineer Commis sioner Gordon R. "Young, when ques tioned later, that he had taken portions of the language in the specifications from the Graybar catalogue. He told Gen. Young “it is a possibility” that Graybar dupli cated the language in their cata logue from descriptions of equip ment in the Webster catalogue. Mr. Friede was removed from control of the District's fire alarm system more than a year ago after a Federal grand jury in Boston in dicted the Gamewell Co. on charges of monopolistic practices. Letters discovered by the Justice Depart ment indicated close co-operation between Mr. Friede and the Game well Co. in purchase of fire alarm equipment for Washington that only Gamewell could successfully bid on. The Commissioners told news papermen first that the specifica tions for the communications equip ment—for use in the offices of Traffic Director George E. Keneipp —mete drawn by District Purchas ing Officer Roland M. Brennan. At the request of seporters Geoffrey M. Thomett, secretary to the Board (See FRIEDE, Page A-fl.) Jews Reported Holding Americon Arms Ship By th* Auockited Prin HAIFA, Palestine, Oct. 14.— United Nations observers said Israeli authorities detained the American Export steamer Excalibur today after a consignment of arms for Beirut was found aboard. Twenty-one barrels of glycerin, .422 cases of ammunition and two barrels of shotguns were reported discovered on the_ vessel when she anchored at Haifa! Beirut is the capital of Lebanon, one of the Arab atatts at war with, Israel. Chest Workers Report Pledges of $676,411, 15 Per Cent of Goal Linda Darnell Boosts Campaign in Broadcast At Walter Reed Hospital BULLETIN A total of $676,411, or nearly 15 per cent of the $4,566,790 Community Chest goal was reported collected to date at the second general report meeting of Chest workers held today in the Hotel Washington. The figure represents a gain of $291,731 or about 6 per cent over the last report Monday. FATHER OF TWO Motherless Boys Found Barney House Safest Place for His Sons. Story on B-l. Volunteer workers in the Com munity Chest Federation cam paign were to report their latest progress toward the drive's $4,566,790 goal at a luncheon meeting today at the Hotel Washington. All nine collecting unite were ex pected to give an accounting of their success so far in the week-old cam paign. At their first report meeting Monday, chairmen of four units turned in $384,679, representing more than 8 per cent of the goal. A gracious boost to the campaign was given yesterday by Hollywood Star Linda Darnell, who is in town for Veterans’ Camp Shows. Speaking over the hospital broad casting system at Walter Reed, Miss (See CHEST, Pagte A-2.) Gustaf Has Quiet Night STOCKHOLM, Oct. 14 —King Gustaf V, 90. who has been ill with influenza for three days, passed a quiet night, his physician said to day. Patterson Will Foes Battle for Time to Gain More Evidence Counsel for Countess Opposes Executors' Attempts at Speed Counsel for Countess Felicia Gizycka today fought efforts of attorneys for the executors af; Mrs. Eleanor Patterson’s estate j to speed up the contested will! case by saying that those at tacking the will have "yet to discover and find out evidence’’ in the case. Countess Gizycka, Mrs. Patter sons only daughter, is contesting, the disposition of the late Times Herald publisher's $16,500,000 es tate, including th« bequest of the Times-Herald to seven of its execu tives. In opposing "unseemly haste" m bringing ths easa to trial, Harold A. Kertz, counsel for the countess, said the executors have their evi dence, but his client "has yet to discover and And Out evidence." Questioned later by reporters who asked if he meant the countess has no evidence on which to base her charges of undue influence and co ercion, Mr. Kertz said what he meant was that tima was needed to get “additional evidence.” Trial Date Only Tentative. Judge James W. Morris set a ten tative trial date for November 4, but commented he knew the time would have to be extended. It was explained certain requirement of lav; requiring advertising have to be met. Louis G. Caldwell, one of the at torneys for the executors, estimated the earliest possible trial date would be November 25. In urging speed in getting the case to trial, Mr. Caldwell said that most of Mrs. Patterson * 17 secret beneficiaries are in need and three or four of them “are in desperate circumstances.” He referred to those who had been receiving weekly or monthly payments from Mrs. Patterson and were provided for in her will only as "certain iriends of mine” for whom she wanted the regular payments con tinued. Mr. Caldwell added that this case was unusual in that a “great, going and successful newspaper' has to be carried on under the limited authority of a collector un til the case is settled. Property Sales Blocked. He also pointed out that some of the property Mrs. Patterson owned in other parts of the country may be sold and nothing can be done (See PATTERSON, Page A-3.) Indonesian Red Chief Is Reported Killed ly the Associated Press BATAVIA, Java, Oct. 14.—Uncon firmed reports said today that Com munist Leader Setiadjit |has been killed in the revolt against the Indo nesian Republic. Setiadjit formerly was Vice Premier in the cabinet of Amir Sjarifoeddin. Doctor at Crash Scene Saves Victim of Severed Jugular Vein A man whose jugular vein was cut in an automobile accident last night was in satisfactory condition in Emergency Hospital today, saved from bleeding to death by a phy sician who hap pened to be passing by. The injured man is Law rence Sigler, 36, of 527 Roxboro place N.W.,!, a real estate, broker. Three ] others were in- i Jlired in the ac cident, which occurred when their automobile overturned on a if. gtirbbi. temporary wooden bridge over the Boundary Channel on the Lee boulevard just beyond the Arlington Memorial Bridge. Dr. Donald Stubbs, whose home is at 305 Mansion drive, Alexandria, was driving along Lee boulevard with his wife. They came upon the overturned car, pulled past it and stopped. Mr. Sigler was then *on his feet, but soon collapsed. Dr. Stubbs went to attend him. Mr. Sigler’s external jugular vein was cut and he had lost considerable blood before Dr. Stubbs reached him. The doctor explained that he had to apply pressure sufficient to stop the bleeding without stopping breathing at the same time. He ob tained two handkerchiefs and stuffed them into the wound, then pulled the cut tissue over the hand kerchiefs and wrapped Mr. Sigler’s coat sleeve around his neck to form a tight bandage. Dr. Stubbs placed his thumb over a vein as though he were plugging a hole in a dyke, and rushed to the hospital with the accident victim. He explained he held the bandage (Bee ACCIDENTS, Page A-3.) ITU Found Guilty Of Contempt in TaftActVioiation Union Not Penalized, But Swygert Orders It to Obey Injunction ■y th* A«iocioi«d Prtu INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 14.—Fed eral Judge Luther M. Swygert today ruled that the Interna tional Typographical Union is in contempt of court because it has insisted on a closed shop in Its contracts with newspapers. The judge, who issued an injunc tion against the printers’ union last March 27, did not penalize the union, but ordered it to prove within 10 days that it is abiding by his in junction, based on the Taft-Hartley Labor Act. (In Washington, the ITU claimed a partial victory in the decision and said it will appeal. By agreement, the appeal may go directly to the Supreme Court. Henry Kaiser, an ITU attorney, said the court refused to grant a Government request that the ITU be ordered to cease malting strike benefit payinehts and giv ing other support in the 11 month walkout of printers against Chicago’s daily papers.) Robert N. Denham, counsel for the National Labor Relations Board, had asked the contempt citation, charging that the union had con tinued to insist on a dosed shop, had discriminated against nonunion men in hiring and had supported strikes against newspapers in viola tion of the injunction. Union Claims Proper Dealings. The union had insisted it was negotiating with newspapers in good faith, but Judge Swygert ruled it had “deliberately attempted since the issuance of the injunction’’ to continue "closed-shop conditions in the newspaper industry.” The order specifically directs the ITU: 1. Not to encourage local unions in demands for a contract which would discriminate against non union employes by setting certain standards of competency for them and none for union members. 2. Not to instruct local unions to demand that the “form contract ’ be signed by employers. 3. Not to support strikes, slow downs and walkouts in disputei brought about because the union haa violated the March 27 injunction. 4 To notify all locals that the union is' in contempt of court and that the international cannot sup port any local that insists on con tract terms violating the terms of the injunction—insisting on the "form contract" and discrimination against non-union members. Te Have Widespread Effect. Today's ruling was expected to have widespread effect throughout the newspaper industry. This ITU case was the subject of a sharp exchange between Presi dent Truman and Senator Taft. Re publican, of Ohio last month. The President had written that the Senator had “put the heat” on the NLRB counsel to bring the con tempt suit, which the judge refused to dismiss today. The charge was made by the President after it was disclosed that a committee representing the Chi cago publishers came to Washing ton and conferred with Senator Taft in his office in the Senate Of fice Building about the case. . Taft Assailed Truman. This charge was denied by the NLRB counsel and Senator Taft said Mr. Truman’s statement waa “merely an attempt to curry favor with the labor bosses who control ! the labor publicity to which he is looking for help in the election.” The suit started last January 1C when the NLRB asked for the in junction, charging that the union had violated the Taft-Hartley Law in Chicago and other cities. After extensive hearings, the in junction was issued March 27 and it was that injunction which the NLRB counsel charged on August 23 that the union had violated. Don Hurd, secretary-treasurer of the ITU, said union officials would have no comment on Judge Swyg ert’s decision until it had been stud ied by the union’s attorneys. Ruling May Stimulate Effort To End Chicago Walkout CHICAGO, Oct. 14 <jP).—A Fed eral judge's ruling today that the International Typographical Union is in contempt of court may lead to renewed efforts to end the nearly 11-month-old Chicago newspaper strike. Neither the Chicago Typograph ical Union nor the Chicago News (See ITU, Page A-3.) Memorial Bridge Lanes Closed for Repair Two of the four lanes on Memorial Bridge have been closed to traffic . while the eenter span is being re surfaced and are expected to remain closed through tomorrow, park police have announced. One lane each way has been blocked off. police said. The re surfacing job Mgan yesterday. Political Broadcasts Political campaign speeches broadcast tonight over District radio stations are as follows: Henry Wallace from Mil waukee, on ABC network, 8:30 to 8:45 p.m., WMAL. Harold Ickes from Washing ton, on ABC network, 9 to 0:30 pm., WMAL. ' Gov. Dewey from Kansas City, Mo., on CBS network, 9:30 to 10 p.m., WTOP. Hubert H. Humphrey, Mayor of Minneapolis, on ABC net work, 10 to 10:15, WMAL. Senator Barkley, from Enid, Okla., on CBS network, 10:80 to 11 p.m., WTOP.