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Kaiser Seeks Lease
Of WAA Plant if Deal . With Republic Fails ly tht Associated Press Henry J. Kaiser today offered to lease a $12,113,304 blast furnace at Gadsden, Ala., if the War Assets Ad ministration fails to come to terms with the Republic Steel Corp., which Is negotiating for the furnace. Several months ago the Kaiser Frazer Corp. leased a Government owned blast furnace at Cleveland, which was being operated for the Government by Republic. Mr. Kaiser announced his offer for the Gadsden’furnace in a state ment. He said he had written War Assets Administrator Jess Larson a letter “aimed at assuring’’ that the iron output from the furnace will be supplied to the foundry industry. The Gadsden property Is now un der lease to Republic, but the cor poration says the terms are not sat isfactory. Mr. Larson earlier this week offered to meet Republic’s pro posed changes in the 10-year lease, provided it takes care of its former Cleveland pig-iron customers. Conditions Listed. Mr. Kaiser called his offer one of three alternatives to insure that metal from the Gadsden furnace goes to foundrymen. The others: 1. That Republic agree to WAA’s request to supply at least 280,000 tons—the furnaces annual capacity —to the foundry industry each year. 2. If Republic rejects the proposal and breaks off negotiations, that the foundry industry can establish a co operative company to lease the plant. Mr. Kaiser said if the two alter natives fail, "we are prepared to lease the Gadsden furnace in the same terms presented to Republic. It would be our policy during the current foundry pig iron shortage to sell the entire production of Gads den on the open market to con sumers of foundry pig iron.” Two Firms Cited. Mr. Kaiser said that either by “coincidence or plot” two firms of attorneys representing Otis & Co., Cleveland banking house, are now "simultaneously waging attacks” against Kaiser-Frazer's lease of the Cleveland blast furnace. He named the firms as Arnold, Fortas & Porter of Washington and Miller Hornbeck of Cleveland. He said both represent Otis <fc Co. in court actions and "now are claim ing to speak for” foundry customers of Republic whom "Republic has j threatened to cut off from pig iron." j Otis & Co. withdrew last winter! from proposed underwriting of Kaiser stock issue. Mr. Kaiser ac cused the banking firm of breaking ‘ a contract. Several legal actions growing out of the incident are underway. — News Guild Leaders ! Confer With Forrestal Leaders of the American News paper Guild discussed with defense officials today new accreditation policies, including a loyalty check required of all newspaper men and women who cover the National Mili tary Establishment or who are on^ foreign assignments. After an informal meeting with Secretary of Defense Forrestal, the International Executive Board of j the Guild took up the question with | Mr. Forrestal’s public relationsi aides. The group inquired about the method of conducting personal in vestigations of reporters in connec tion with the reaccreditation. They raised the question of whether the check might be used unfairly to bring about the dismissal of corre spondents on other than loyalty grounds. Mr. Forrestal’s assistants said it j was an effort to clear up World War II accreditation files and that the forms were being sent only as re quested by employers. Heading the 11-member delegation was Sam Eubanks of New York, executive vice president. Included were two ANG vice presidents, Phil Price of The Star and Miss Dorothy Rockwell of the Washington bureau of the Philadelphia Inquirer. - < ' » Millions of Workers Enslaved By Russia, Britain Tells U. N. By th* Associated Prats PARIS, Oct. 15.—Britain accused Russia today of chaining millions of workers to a “monstrous slave sys tem which has no parallel in world history.” British Delegate Christopher May hew told the United Nations Social Committee "we have terrible evi dence * * * that millions of slave laborers are kept like domestic ani mals, only for what they produce.” “This integral part of the Soviet system,” he said, is a “deadly warn ing to workers of the world.” Mr. Mayhew, x undersecretary in the British Foreign Office, lashed out against the police system he said has “made a mockery of free dom and democracy” in the Soviet Union. His charges were aimed directly at Alexei Pavlov, Russian delegate, who has repeatedly charged British oppression of colonial peoples in de bate on a proposed human rights declaration. , Mr. Pavlov sat glowering less than three Jeet from Mr. Mayhew as he delivered his speech, cooly and i methodically. | When Mr. Mayhew finished, the Soviet, White Russian and Yugoslav delegates waved their white identify ing markers at Chairman Charles Malik of Lebanon, demanding the right to reply. But Mr. Malik recognized Mrs. U. S. Preparing Air Base In Norway, Moscow Says By th« Associated Press LONDON, Oct. 15.—A Moscow radio commentator said last night [the United States is "preparing a Norwegian airport near Stavanger for the landing of America^ Super Fortresses.” He declared the work is being carried on by "representatives of the American Air Administration acting under the name of the Scandi navian Airlines System.’ ” The Russian commentator’s story was described by an authoritative Norwegian spokesman in Oslo as “mere rubbish” and “nonsense.” “It is well known,” he said, "that preparations have been going on a couple of years to make Sola Air port, near Stavanger, able to re ceive trans-Atlantic commercial planes. This* development is an ordinary Norwegian commercial en terprise.” — Fraternity to Hear Carey James B. 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Every watch carrier our awn unconditional guarantee as well as the factory's guarantee.^ Buy now on our layaway plan when buying gifts for Christmas. • | SPECIALISTS IN WATCH REPAIRS Nut to Washington Loan and Trust Co. | Franklin D. Roosevelt, American delegate, who moved closure of the debate. The Communist delegates protested furiously, but futiley. ,Mr. Mayhew denied Mr. Pavlov's charge that millions had died from Ill-treatment under the British colonial system. He quoted figures showing steadily decreasing rates of infant mortality in Commonwealth countries and added, “We are mak ing good progress.” He referred to a Soviet amend | ment to the draft declaration which | would require governments to pre vent death due to “hunger and ex haustion." But, said Mr. Mayhew, “millions have been starved in the Soviet Union deliberately as part of the Russian collectivization policy.” Russian state policy, he charged, is’ “one of hunger and exhaustion | toward the slave armies in the ! Soviet Union.” “In the U. S. S. R. this vast body ; of cheap labor is utterly without ! human rights, he said. “It is a | monstrous slave system, recruited from Russia’s own citizens, which jhas no parallel in world history.” Truman Democrats Denounce Virginia 'Neutrality' Policy ly th* Assoc iated Press RICHMOND, Va„ Oct. 15.—Tru man Democrat forces yesterday called the Presidential neutrality stand taken by State Central Com mittee Chairman G. Alvin Massen burg “a new low in political cow ardice and a distinct disservice to Virginia and the Democratic Party.” The sharply worded attack, re leased over the signatures of Robert Whitehead, chairman, and Martin A. Hutchinson, director of the Tru man-Barkley Straight Ticket Cam paign, added: “We call upon the red-blooded Democrats of Virginia to rise up and repudiate this sort of leadership, by going to the polls and voting the straight Democratic ticket.” It was Chairman Massenburg’s statement of regular party head quarters policy yesterday that stirred the wrath of the Straight Ticket backers. The chairman, Speaker of the House of Delegates and also regular party headquarters director, said the differences of opinion be tween the Strom Thurmond and Truman backers were ♦'honest dif ferences.” He urged all Democrats, whatever their views of the Presidential pic ture, to unite behind Senator Rob ertson and the nine Democratic Congressional candidates. "The statement of Chairman Mas senburg of the Democratic State Central Committee is without par allel in the long history of the party in Virginia,” the Whitehead-Hutch inson statement said. “The an nounced policy of Mr. Massenburg is in effect negative in purpose, and it was so intended.” The city Democratic committee headquarters announced that Sen ator Barkley, Democratic vice pres idential nominee, tentatively had accepted an invitation to deliver a campaign speech here on October 26 or 28. The word stevedore comes from the Spanish word estivaaor, mean ing packer. Hurry . . Still FeuI Opening) in Our Fall Clatses SPANISH FRENCH-CEMMN The Berlitz Method It Available Only at THE BERLITZ SCHOOL if LANGUAGES .“3ft 17th St. (at Eye>. NAtional 0370 Approved tor GI VETERAN TRAINIHG Presbyterians to Honor Dr. Baird Sunday Presbyterians of the National Capital will be hosts to the Rev. Jesse H. 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