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Health Department's
Campaign Against VD
Is Termed Success
The Health Department has suc
ceeded in getting venereal disease
information to a large percentage of;
Washington residents, according to!
a report made public yesterday or
results of a poll taken for the de-1
partment.
A total of 595 persons, represent-:
ing a cross-section of the city, was
interviewed, it was stated. Asked j
whether they could recall hearing of
any campaigns against specific dis
eases recently, 50 per cent of those
questioned said they were aware of!
the drive against venereal disease,!
it was reported.
Other questions asked in the sur
vey indicated the campaign had i
been successful in telling people how j
venereal diseases can be cured, of-'
flcials of the Health Department!
said.
According to records of Health j
Department clinics, where cases of
venereal disease are treated, there
has been a 44 per cent increase in
applications for examination since
the campaign started.
Through the 160 private physi
cians participating in the drive, 1,
083 patients have received treat
ment for venereal disease in three j
months as against only 396 for the
year of 1947.
One doctor writing to the depart
ment evaluated the success of the
campaign as follows:
“Although I have not seen any
new cases of gonorrhea lately. I wish
to express to you the fact that your j
publicity program is a big help to;
me in my practice. No longer does
anybody object to being examined
for venereal disease, and many hove
come in just to make sure. I can
now examine my patients for gonor
rhea and syphilis without the ne
cessity of being a super-diplomat
as was formerly the case.”
2 Boys Take $15, Escape
Two boys, described as about 10
and 14, last night snatched $15 from
a cash drawer at the Savoy Shop,
3009 Fourteenth street N.W., and
escaped. Police said the youths
grabbed the money when two em
ployes were at the rear of the store.
Ball to Honor Syracuse
A “Syracuse Night" ball honoring I
Syracuse University alumni will be
held by the New York State Society
at 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the Shore
ham Hotel..
Weather Report
District of Columbia — Partly
cloudy and cooler today with highest
about 64. Clear and cooler with
lowest about 45 tonight. Tomorrow
sunny and continued cool.
Maryland and Virginia—Clearing
and cooler preceded by rain on the
coast early today. Tomorrow fair
and continued cool.
Wind velocity—15 miles per hour;
direction, ndrth.
River Report.
(From U. 8. Engineers )
Potomac River clear at Harpers Ferry
•nd at Great Falls: Shenand&h clear at
Harpers Ferry
Humidity.
Yesterday— Pet. Today— . Pet.
Noon_76 8 pm. _ __79
« p.m.-67 10 p.m. _ 91
High and Low for Yesterday.
High. 78 at 1:42 p.m.
Low, 64 at 10:20 p.m.
Record Temperatures This Tear.
Highest, 99, on August 27.
lowest, 5, on January 26.
Tide Tables.
•Furnished by United States Coast and
Geodetic Survey.)
Today. Tomorrow.
High -12:24 p.m. 12:47 a.m.
low - 7:13 a.m. 8:07 a.m.!
High -- -_ 3:18 p.m.!
Low - 7:20 p.m. 8:20 p.m.
The Sun and Moon.
Rises. Sets.
8uh. today_ 6:42 6:01
8un, tomorrow __ 6:43 5:00
Moon, today_ 1:00 p.m. 10:32 p.m.
Automobile lights must be turned en
•ne-half hour alter sunset.
Precipitation.
Monthly precipitation In inches in the
Capital (current month to date):
Month. 1948. Ave. Record.
January_ 4.57 3.55 7.83 '37
February _ 1.67 3.37 6 84 '84
March _ 3.66 3.75 8 84 '91
April _ 3.05 3.27 — 9.13 '89
May_ 8.87 3.70 10.69 '89
June _ 6.28 4.13 J 0.94 '00;
July _4.31 4.71 10.63 '86!
August _ 9.00 4.01 14 4! '28!
September _ 3.19 3.24 17 45 '341
October _ 3.09 2 84 8.81 '37
November _ .23 2.37 8.69 '89
December _ _ 3.32 7.56 '01
Temperatares in Various Cities.
High. Low. High. Low.
Atlanta_6(1 54 Miami 80 77;
Boston _ 73 57 New York 71 591
Chicago_ 52 48 Phoenix ._ 79 33
Cincinnati _ 55 47 Pittsburgh 74 50
Detroit_ 52 Portland. Me. 78 50 !
El Faso_ 63 26 St. Louis '60 49!
Galveston _ 74 54 San Antonio 74 49
Kansas City 58 43 San F ncisco 57
Los Angeles. 86 55 Seattle _ 50 321
Louisville.. 54 48 Tampa 86 711
ARTIST RECEIVES STAR AWARD FOR WATER COLOR—Miss Alice Fitzgerald (right) is shown
receiving The Evening Star prize of $100 yesterday for her water color, “New Harbor,” from R. M.
Kauffmann, secretary of The Evening Star Newspaper Co., as Mrs. Miles C. Towbridge, District
chapter chairman of the American Artists’ Professional League looks on. The painting (back
ground) is among those in the 11th Metropolitan State Art Contest Exhibit at the National
Museum. _ _—Star Staff Photo.
Metropolitan Art Exhibit Opens;
Disrict Painter Wins Star Prize
The 11th annual Metropolitan
State Art Contest exhibit, includ
ing the prize-winning works of
Washington area artists, will be oh
display at the National Museum,
Tenth street and Constitution ave
nue N.W., today through Novem
ber 28.
The contest, sponsored by the Dis
trict chapter of the American
Artists Professional League, assisted
by the Entre Nous Club, is held in
conjunction with American Art
Week, which ends today. The ex
hibit includes 400 works of art.
First prize in the water color
class went to Alice Fitzgerald, 5519
Chevy Chase parkway N.W., for her
painting, "New Harbor.” Miss Fitz
gerald received an award of $100,
donated by The Star and presented
to her yesterday by R. M. Kauff
mann, secretary of The Evening
Star Newspaper Co.
This award, which was discon
tinued during the war, was resumed
in 1944 and has been given annually
since.
It is Miss Fitzgerald's first exhibit.
Her prize-winning painting depicts
a mackerel seiner bringing in its
catch at New Harbor, Maine.,
“I had just about decided to turn
away from literal and representa
tional painting,” she said. “It was
a great thrill to me to find that
people liked what I had to say. I
believe now that what I was looking
for was right after all.”
A free lance advertising illustra
tor, she attended the Corcoran
School of Art here and Pratt Insti
tute in New York. She was born
at Clarion, Pa., but has lived in
Washington since childhood.
She is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. E. Fitzgerald, with whom she
makes her home.
First awards in other classes
were as follows: Oil painting. Mi
nor S. Jamieson, 13 Oxford street,
Chevy Chase, Md., for “Spring
Landscape”; sculpture, E. J. Alm
quist, 1509 Otis street N.E., for
“Junior”; black and white etching,
Lila O. Asher, 2311 Ninth street
north, Arlington, “Cafeteria Coffee”;
miniature, Mary M. Chivers, 4302
Thirteenth place N.E., “Pink Water
Lilies”, and jewelry, William T.
Baxter, 4615 Chase avenue, Bethes
da, for agate handled silver.
The jury of awards included Dr.
Robert E. Motley, Harry L. Raul,
curator of the Interior Department
Museum; Ruel P. Tolman; Mrs.
Charles P. Keyser, president of the
Entre Nous Club, and Mrs. Frank
Mulkern, director of the Entre Nous
Club.
The jury of selection included
Garnet Jex, W. L. Berry, Mrs. Lona
Miller Keplinger and a committee.
Mrs. Miles C. Trowbridge. District
chapter chairman of the American
Artists Professional League, was
chairman for the contest.
The exhibit will be open to the
public from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily
through November 28.
Longshoremen Reject
'Final' Wage Offer
By the Associoted Press
NEW YORK. Nov. 6.—AFL long- j
shoremen in both New York and
Philadelphia have voted down by
overwhelming margins a ■‘final” em
ployer wage offer.
The West Coast already is strike
bound by a work stoppage of CIO
longshoremen. An AFL walkout in
the East would result in a three
coast tieup of almost all shipping,
because gulf coast stevedores have
promised to go along with the long
shoremen’s union.
In New York, members of the
International Longshoremen’s As
sociation voted 12,436 to 932 against
accepting the New York shipping
association’s offer. The National
Labor Relations Board announced j
the balloting results.
In Philadelphia, an NLRB official
said stevedores in that port area
cast 2,658 of 2.901 ballots against
accepting the wage offer.
An official of Philadelphia ILA
local 1291 said union officers are
scheduled to meet in New York
Monday to discuss strike plans. A
court order restraining a walkout
expires Tuesday.
What was termed the final em
ployer offer calls for a 10-cent raise
in the $1.75 hourly straight time’
rate, a 15-cent increase in the week
end hourly rate of $2.61, plus re
vised working conditions.
Originally the union had asked a
50-cent hourly increase in the $1.75
rate.
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Korean Fighting Denied
SEOUL, Sunday, Nov. 7 (JP).—'
United States Army headquarters!
today denied Russian reports of j
American troops fighting in South j
Korea. A Tass dispatch reporting,
American participation was believed
based on a broadcast by the radio
| in Pyongyang, in Soviet-occupied
North Korea.
Readers' Guide
Sunday, November 7, 1948.
SECTION A.
General News.
Lost, Found. Page A-3
Science Calendar. Page A-19
Where to Go. Page A-34
Retorts and Travel. Page A-35
Obituary. Page A-36
SECTION B.
Sports, Financial.
Sports News. Pages B-l-6
Civic News. Page B-6
Farm and Garden. Pages B-6-7
Financial. Pages B-8-10
Junior Star. Page B-10
SECTION C.
Editorial, Features, Amusements.
Editorial Articles. Page C-l-5
John Clagett Proctor. Page C-2!
Music. Page C-2
Book Reviews. Page C-3
Editorials. Page C-4
Editorial Features. Pages C-4-5
Amusements. Pages % C-6-7
Art. Page C-7
Stamps. Page C-7
Radio Programs. Page C-8
Camera Angles. Page C-9
SECTION D.
Society, Women's Clubs.
Society News. Page* Jl-1-17
Women's Clubs. Page D-5
Readeis' Clearing House Page D-9
SECTION E.
Classified Advertising.
Classified Advertising. Pages E-l-15
Educational. Page E-l£
Jessie Fant Evans. Page E-15
Crossword Puzzle. Page E-15
this edition ccmiains This
Week Magazine of 32 pages, a
14-page comic section and 16
, pages of rotogravure.
Death of Man, 86,
Is Listed as Year's
58th Traffic Fatality
Police have listed as & traffic fa
tality the death at Emergency Hos
pital yesterday of Franklin Siegler,
86, of 1315 Juniper street N.W.
Meanwhile, Coroner A. Magruder
MacDonald is withholding a death
certificate in the case pending a
full investigation of the apparent
hit-run case by the accident in
vestigation unit.
Dr. MacDonald skid last night,
after an autopsy, that he believes
Mr. Siegler was struck by an auto
mobile. The victim was round at
dusk Wednesday, lying in the 7760
block of Georgia avenue N.W. He
lived at 1315 Juniper street N.W.
The coroner said death was due
to a skull fracture and cerebral
hemorrhage. In the course of the
autopsy, he said, he discovered body
bruises which he believes were
caused by a striking vehicle.
Lt. William J. Liverman of the
accident investigation unit said the
case is being carried by police as
a traffic fatality—the 58th of the
year, as compared to 63 at this
time last year.
In another traffic fatality, a coro
ner's inquest has been set for 11:30
a.m. tomorrow in the death of Wil
liam C. Ridenour, 73, of 1417 Poto
mac avenue S.E.
Mr. Ridenour died Thursday in
Emergency Hospital, where he was
admitted October 7 after he was
struck by a bus at Fifteenth street
and Potomac avenue S.E. The bus
driver, listed by police as Henry
N. Wynkoop, jr„ 21, of 405 Tenth
street N.E., is scheduled to appear
at the inquest.
Another pedestrian, John B. Reed,
68, of 3009 Thirty-ninth street N.W.,
is in Georgetown Hospital with hip
injuries suffered when he was struck
by an automobile in the 2100 block
of Wisconsin avenue N.W. Friday
afternoon.
Police said the driver of the car
was John R. McCall, 33, of 1009
Rhode Island avenue N.W. They
charge him with failing to yield the
right of way to a pedestrian.
Tear Gas Breaks Up Crowd
Hiling Arias in Panama
By th* Associated Pres*
PANAMA, Panama, Nov. 6. —
Panamanian police used tear gas
bombs tonight to break up a mass
demonstration of welcome for Dr.'
Arnulfo Arias Madrid as he returned
from self-imposed political exile. i
Unconfirmed reports said shots
were fired during the melee. A
spokesman at Santo Tomas Hos
pital said wounded persons had been
i brought to the dispensary there but
; refused to say how many.
Arias, one-time President of
Panama and unsuccessful candidate
in the May presidential elections,
returned from Mexico City and was
greeted by thousands of cheering
; followers. Less than an hour later:
police used tear gas explosives to
! intercept and disperse a parade
along the city’s main street. Arias
1 himself led the- march. - •
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ODonnell's Farm In Forestville.
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The Federal Spotlight ^
Increased Federal Hiring Seen
As Result of Democratic Victory
By Joseph Young
Government departments and agencies are expected gradually
to increase the tempo of their hiring during the next few months.
With the Democrats due to take complete control of both the
executive branch and Congress, Federal officials are in a position
where they can make additions to their staffs with some degree
of certainty that the next Congress will give them enough money
to take care of personnel increases.
There have been a number of job'
vacancies—and some of them well
paying ones—in Federal bureaus for
some months now. But Government
officials hesitat
ed ^bout hiring
because of the
uncertainty re
garding the fu
ture.
Almost all
agencies expect
ed a Republican
victory and a
consequent
tightening of the
purse strings.
Now, however,
they are fairly
confident that
their budget re
quests will be
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granted by Congress without any!
material reductions.
The hirings will not be on too
large a scale, but instead will be
modest in most bureaus. However,
the jobs that are expected to be
come available should take care of
some displaced career employes who
have been out of jobs for some
time, as well as other qualified per
sons who have been trying to get
into the Federal service.
* * * *
IT’S SENATOR JOHNSTON—As
indicated here on Friday, Senator
Johnston, Democrat, of South Caro
lina, will be the new chairman of
the Senate Civil Service Committee.
He has confided to intimates that
he will accept the chairmanship.
"The Senator definitely will take
the civil service chairmanship,” a
close associate of the South Caro
linian said last night.
* * * *
PAY—Prospects for overhauling of
the Federal Classification Pay Act
from top to bottom are growing in
creasingly bright.
Bipartisan support of this project
is developing in both the House
and Senate. This argues well for the
prospect of general salary increases
for Federal employes.
On the House side, Representa
tive Murray, Democrat, of Tennes
see, who will be the new chairman
of the House Civil Service Com
mittee; Chairman Rees, who will
become the ranking minority mem
ber, and Representative Lyle, Demo
crat, of Texas, who will become the
ranking majority member, all plan
j to team up to obtain the long-over
due revisions.
The same situation holds true in
the Senate. There, Senators John
ston and O’Conor, both Democrats,
of South Carolina and Maryland,
respectively, will team up with
Republican Senators Langer of
North Dakota and Flanders of Ver
mont on Federal pay revisions. All.
are members of the Senate Civil
Service Committee and Senator
Johnston will be chairman of the
group.
* * * *
CAPITAL ROUNDUP—Five Cen
sus Bureau employes here have
received cash awards for sugges
tions which resulted in improve
ments in the agency’s operating
methods. They are Miss Lenore
Tucker (a three-time winner), Mrs.
Alfreds A. Lapanhe (a double award
winner), William H. Killings, Elmer
F. Stanford, and Nathaniel Swersky.
... An examination for water, filtra
tion plant positions has been an
nounced by the Military District of
Washington. Apply at Room 2-E
1030 in the Pentagon. . . . The So
ciety for Personnel Administration
meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the
Archives Auditorium. The subject:
‘‘Should we have Government-wide
staffing standards for personnel
offices?”. The participants will be
Chairman Leon L. Wheeless,
national defense director of person
nel; George M. Moore, chief coun
sel of the House Civil Service Com
mittee, and Hirst Sutton, Budget
Bureau official. ... J. A. Crowley,
administrative assistant to the Vet
erans’ Administrator, has been se
lected as VA’s fair employment
officer in the Government’s FEPC
program. ... Dr. Leon E. Truesdell
has been named chief demographer
in the Census Bureau. Other
changes there include the appoint
ment of Howard Brunsman as chief
of the Population Division and Dr.
Henry S. Snryock, Jr., is the new
assistant chief of the Population
Division.
_
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS—
Each Sunday part of this column
will be devoted to answering queries
from readers regarding the Federal
service. Please keep your questions
as brief as possible.
“Can a woman employe who feels [
that she ft being discriminated
against in the Government because
of her sex take her case to the
President’s new Fair Employment
Practices Board?”
No. ' The Government s FEPC
program concerns itself only with
discrimination resulting from a
person’s race, color or creed.
“What has happened to the new
CIO union in the Government em
ployes’ field? Is it still In existence?
The .CIO Government Workers
Union says it is currently engaged
in a membership campaign and it
‘ is very much in existence.’.’
Now that the Democrats have won
control of Congress, why isn't Sen
ator Downey, Democrat, of Cali
fornia, In line for the chairmanship
of the Senate Civil Service Com
mittee?”
Senator Downey was chairman of
the committee until tWo years ago
when the Republicans took control
of Congress. However, he resigned
from the civil service group at that
time and consequently wouldn’t
seem to be in line for the chairman
ship. Conceivably, Senator Downey
still could put in a claim for it on
the basis of his prior chairmanship
the last time the Democrats ran the
committee.
(Be sure to listen in at 11:15
a.m. today over WMAL, The Star
station, for Joseph Young’s
broadcast version of the Federal
Spotlight, featuring additional
news and views of the Govern
ment sceneJ
Class in Lip Reading
To Start Tuesday Night
A class in lip reading for colored
adults who are hard of hearing will
start at Episcopal Eye, Ear and
Throat Hospital, 1147 Fifteenth
street N.W., at 7 pm. Tuesday under
sponsorship cf the Washington
Hearing Society.
The class will continue on Tues
day froA 7 to 8 pm. in the ear
clinic room. Registrations may be
made by telephoning the society or
in person at the first class session.
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