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G. 0. P. Liberalization
GetsBoojtFromAiken; Party Battle Brewing The move to give the Repub lican Party a new look, along liberal lines, got a boost today from the action of Senator Aiken Of Vermont in offering President Truman “full co-operation” on “forward-looking legislation dur ing the next four years.” Senator Aiken was one of a hand ful of Republican liberals in Con-; gress even before last Tuesday's; election upheaval. Nevertheless, his; action indicates this group will be more vociferous, and probably will | grow in numbers. Senator Young, Republican, of j North Dakota, one of the junior1 lawmakers in length of service, told a reporter there will be a "hell of j a battle to shake up Republican leadership” both in Congress and in the party. Stassen Star May Brighten. There already is speculation that Harold E. Stassen's star will ascend again, in view of the strength he appeared to hold among young vot ers in his unsuccessful bid for thej Republican Presidential nomination; this year. If the Republicans start looking for new blood for their 1952 ticket,! other men in Congress they will keep their eyes on include Senators Ives' pf New York. Knowland of Califor nia, Lodge and Saltonstall of Mas-! sachusetts, and Ferguson of Mich igan. Oustside of Congress, the Repub licans also have a list of promising Governors who might come into the1 national picture, including Driscoll f>f New Jersey, Carlson of Kansas, Gibson of Vermont and Youngdahl fef Minnesota. Campaign Probe Decision Due. 1 Meanwhile: the Republicans have g more immediate problem in de-, tiding how far to go with campaign' investigations they started before they had any ideas they would be iwept out of control of Congress. A Senate Elections subcommittee has been called to meet at 2 p.m. today by its Chairman, Senator Jenner, Republican of Indiana, Chairman Ross Rizley of a special House Campaign Expenditures Com mittee said he expects to call hisj group together after a short vaca tion. Before election day, the Senate subcommittee had started looking into complaints bearing on the sen- j atorial races in Oklahoma, Texas, | West Virginia ana Rhode Island I All of these Senate seats were won by Democrats. Before election day there was talk ©f challenging the credentials of, one or more Democratic senators- j elect, if the election resulted in a! close division of seats. At that time 1 Democratic leaders served notice any such maneuver could work both : ways. Now that the Democrats have i won Senate control by the substan tial majority of 54 to 42, they will do the deciding about how far cam-1 paign investigations should go, P. Y. K. Howat Elected Head of St. Andrew's Unit P. Y. K. Howat. president of thet Howat Concrete Co., has been elect ed president of the St. Andrew’s Scottish Society of Washington. Mr, Howpt is a former vice presi dent of thf society. The group will holdHts annual Robert Burns birthday dinner Jan uary 26 at the Mayflower Hotel. | 14 Jap Warships Offered For Scrap Sale by British By the A>iociot*d Pr«» SINGAPORE, Nov. 8.—The Brit ish Navy today offered for sale as! scrap 14 Japanese destroyers and destroyer escorts allocated to the! United Kingdom as reparations. The ships, all at the Singapore Naval Base, are about 1.000 tons each. One other Japanese ship al located as reparations, the mine-1 layer Watatake, previously was giv en to the Malayan Royai Navy vol unteer reserve as a training ship. Oxon Hill PTA to Meet A panel discussion on "The Grad ing System,” conducted by Thomas Warthren, will be a feature of the meeting of the Oxon Hill Parent Teacher Association at 8 p.m. to morrow at the school. j Weather Report District of Columbia — Mostly ■unny with highest temperature in the lower 60s this afternoon. Fair and not so cool tonight with lowest | about 45. Tomorrow, increasing cloudiness with little change in temperature. Maryland and Virginia—Fair east portion; partly cloudy west portion and not so cool tonight. Tomorrow',* increasing cloudiness with little change in temperature followed by i showers in west portion in after- i noon or at night. Wind velocity, 7 miles per hour; ! direction, •south-southeast. River Report. (From U. S. Engineers.) Potomac River deal at Harpers Ferry and at Great Falls: Shenandoah clear at Harpers Ferry. Humidity. Yesterday— Pet. Today— Pet.! '-vj5000 - 34 Midnight _ 10 * p m.- 35 8 a m _88 8 p.m. - 48 1:30 P.m_31' High and Low for Yesterday. Eigh, 65 at 3:20 p.m. )W, 45 at 11:22 p.m. Record Temperatures This Year. Highest, 99. on August 27. Lowest, 6. on January 26. Tide Tablee. tFurnished by United States Coast and Geodetic Survey.) Today. Tomorrow. High --12:47 a.m. 1:40 a.m. Low _ 8:07 a.m. 9:02 a.m. High - 1:18 p.m. 2:16 p.m. Low - 8:20 p.m. 9:20 p.m. The Sun end Moon. Rises. Sets Bun, today _ 6:43 5:00 Bun, tomorrow 6 45 4:58 Moon, today- 1:32 p.m. 11.34 p.m. Automobile lights must be turned on one-ball hour alter sunset. Precipitation. Monthly precipitation In Inches In the Capital (current month to date): Month. 1048. Ave. Record. January_ 4.67 3.55 7.83 ’37 February _ 1.67 3.37 6.84 '84 March _ 3.68 3.75 8 84 '91 April _ 8.06 3.27 9.13 '89 May_ 8.87 3.70 10.89 '89 June _B.28 4.13 10.94 'OO July _4.3] 4.71 10.63 '86 August _ 9.00 4 01 14.41 ’28 September _ 3.19 3.24 17.45 '34 October _ 3.09 2.84 8.81 '37 govember _ 2.00 2.37 8.89 '80 ecember 3.32 7.56 '01 Temperatures In Various Cities. High. Low. High. Low Albuquerque 58 37 Miami _ 81 7i Atlanta 68 45 Milwaukee 6) 3! Atlantic City 65 46 New Orleans 70 Bismarck. 42 16 New York 65 5s Boston _ 68 48 Norfolk 73 ">• Buffalo_ 53 37 Okla. City., 66 44 Chicago — 65 36 Omaha 64 38 Cincinnati . 58 40 Philadelphia 64 .is Detroit- 55 36 Phoenix _75 :r. El Paso-70 53 Pittsburgh.. 64 Galveston 74 <\S Portland 64 4" Harrisburg 60 36 8t. Louis. _ 59 4; Indianapolis 66 38 Salt Lk. City 36 1 , Kansas City 83 50 8an Antonio 73 44 Key West S3 74 gan Fr’eisco 89 54 Los Angeles 80 48 Seattle_ 47 29 Louisville., 52 39 Tampa_ 81 62 The Federal Spotlight One-Man Authority Proposed For Civil Service Commission -• By Joseph Young Sweeping revisions of the civil service system has been recom mended to the Hoover Commission by its personnel advisory task force committee. Here is what the committee recommended: 1. Retention of the present three civil service commissioners but a drastic revision of authority to give the president of the commission the final say-so in admi nistrative affairs. At present each commis sioner has equal authority. The proposed change would give the head of the Civil Service Commission the over-all power to put into effect any civil service changes he deems necessary which can be Joieph Yount. promulgated without further legis lation from Congress. This would, in effect, result in a top Federal personnel administrator, with the two associate commis sioners serving in an advisory ca pacity. The two associates als<5 would have a voice in appeals cases and recommendations to Congress. Present System Criticized. The reason .for all this is the feel ing on the part of the committee members that the present system results in divided authority and a lack of responsibility on any single individual. It feels the new plan would result in a stronger, more affirmative Civil Service Commis sion with one top official in charge. 2. Greater decentralization of authority to individual Government departments and agencies in hir ing, promotions and other person nel matters. The commission, however, would have to strengthen its inspection system in order to see that no vio lations of civil service procedures occurred. In this way. the committee’s re port stated, the commission would have, more time to devote itself to the broader program of develop ing Government-wide personnel policies. The general feeling was that the commission nowadays de voces too much of its time to minor details. Advisory Units. 3. Greater commission participa tion in Government personnel ac tivities. For example, the Civil Service Commission' could set up advisory units in the field of employes’ health clinics, accident prevention pro grams, personnel hiring problems, and other projects. This is some thing the commission does not deal with at present. The proposal would not have the commission take over in these fields, but it would serve in an advisory and fact-finding capacity. 4. Lifting of the present $10,000 Federal pay ceiling and a revision of the entire Federal Classification Pay Act structure. Tteo committeeTfeit very strongly about this recommendation. All members were in complete agree ment about the immediate need for Government classification act re visions. - * Veterans’ Preferences. 5. Retention of veterans' prefer ence, but with a modification of some of its features. For example, a veteran would have to make a passing grade of 70 before he could use his 5 or 10 points veterans' pref erence in competing for a Govern ment grade. Complete veteran pref erence in a group of positions that would be in the veterans’ fields would be provided. 6. The committee rejected a pro posal made by Senator Byrd, Dem ocrat, 'of Virginia, a member of the group, that an over-all reduction in Government personnel be rec ommended to the full Hoover com ♦-——_____________________ mission on reorganization of Gov ernment. The feeling was that the personnel committee was concerned only with personnel practices, and [that the Hoover Commission, after studying the reports of all its task forces and advisory committees, was the only agency to be in a posi tion to make the final recommenda tion regarding the size of the Fed eral payroll. * * * * ACCEPTANCE INDICATED — Of course, this personnel report still has to be adopted by the full Hoover Commission. But it is a good bet it will be approved . Former President Hoover is known to be in general sympathy with the i personnel committee's recommenda j tions. Then. too. the personnel advisory committee is composed of some of the outstanding men in Government and business. One of them is Ar thur S. Flemming, a member of the Hoover Commission and president I of Ohio Wesleyan University. Mr. Flemming until recently was a Civil ! Service Commissioner. ! The advisory committee is headed! by John Stevenson, president of the Penn Mutual Insurance Co. Also among its members are Atomic En ergy Commissioner David Lilien thal; Robert L. Johnston, president of Temple University; and Robert Ramspeck, former chairman of the House Civil Service Committee. The original task force report called for abolishing the three-mem ber Civil Service Commission setup in favor of a single Federal person Cadministrator in the commission. Mr. Ramspeck persuaded the ad visory group not to accept this phase | of the preliminary report. He pointed lout that Congress never would ac cept such a change and pointed out I the merit system was founded on a non-patisan Civil Service Commis-j don setup. Not more than two mem- j bers may be from the majority party! in power. Instead, the group adopted a corn-; promise recommnedation that the president of the three-member com-| mission be given final over-all au thority in running the commission’s! affairs and the absolute authority! in making administrative decisions.! CAPITAL ROUNDUP — Roy M North, the third assistant Post master General, seems set now to become Washington’s new post master. Mr. North's nomination was held up earlier this year by the Republican Senate, but it seems virtually certain the new Demo cratic Senate will approve the nomination. .. . Also, the more than 800 postmaster nominations held up by the Eightieth Congres will be ap proved bv the Eighty-first Congress, j. . . The Civil Service Commission soon will announce exams for person nel officer jobs, with starting salaries of $3,727 to $4,479 a year. No writ ten exam will be given. Applicants! I will be rated on previous personnel! ! experience. . . . The commission | later this month also will announce exams for apprenticeship repre-1 j sentative Jobs in the Labor De- j I partment. The positions will pay j ■ salaries of $3,727 to $7,432 a vear. i . . . Also coming future are exams printers—hand compositors ana ■ junior hand compositors, with sal-! aries of $1.17 to $2.12 an hour. . . J Oliver C. Murray of the Civil Serv-| ice Commissiofa personnel classifi-! cation division is resigning after 30 years of service. (Be sure to listen in every Sun day at 11:15 a.m. over WMAL, The Star station, for Joseph Young’s ; broadcast version of the Federal Spotlight, featuring additional news and views of the Govern ment scene.) Man, 62, Loses Arm In Mill Accident, Walks Mile for Aid By tht Associated Press BORING, Oreg., Nov. 8 —The arm of a lumber mill worker was cut off at the shoulder yes terday and the victim then walked more than a mile to this town to get an ambulance to Portland. State police said Henry Francis Meeker, 62, of Sandy, was given a ‘'fair” chance of recovering at a Portland Hos pital. He was cleaning a planer at a mill near here when his right garment sleeve tangled in the machine and pulled his arm in to the cutter He was alone He first attempted to drive the distance in his automobile. Hirohito Addresses Diet On Note of Optimism By th» Aitociat»d Pr«s TOKYO, Nov. 8.—Emperor Hiro hito opened the third extraordinary Diet session today on a note of op timism tempered by a plea to his people for “further efforts” to regain "international trust." The frock-coated Emperor, ad dressing a joint session of the Houses of Representatives and Councillors, said that “finally the rays of reconstruction are beginning to be seen” in Japan. "I am extremely happy with you,” he said, “that there is now hope for a brighter future for this coun try.” He closed with the plea to all Japanese to work together for reconstruction. The legislators shortly will begin discussions on a proposed bill to revisfe Japan’s national public serv ice law. This measure, already re viewed by Allied headquarters, would ban strikes and collective bargaining by government workers There was speculation that the Diet would be dissolved because the; new Yoshida government does not have majority support in the House of Representatives. --- Reserve Legal Unit to Meet A meeting of the Volunteer Naval Reserve Legal Unit of Potomac River Naval Command will be held at 8 p.m. tomorrow in Building 218 of the Naval Gun Factory. Reserve officer lawyers, regardless of classi fication, are invited to attend. Rubies range in color from rose; to deep purple. Mother Found Lying In Woods, Critically III A 32-year-old mother of two daughters, found unconsci'ous In a woods in Northeast Washington after being missing 29 hours, was reported in critical condition in Gallinger Hospital today. She is Mrs. Eleanora B. Lopez, who made her home with her brother, Joseph C. Bergling, at 1938 Quincy street N.E. Police said she had taken an overdose of sleeping tablets. She was found in a clearing in a patch of woods near South Dakota avenue and Riggs road N.E.. about a mile and a half from her home. Her clothing w'as soaked, leading to the belief she may have lain i there during Saturday night's rain. Mrs. Lopez is the wife of Sergt Oscar Lopez, who is in Germany. She had formerly been in Germany with her husband, but returned last spring suffering from a nervous condition and had been under treatment at Walter Reed Hospital. Dismissed a month ago, she had recently been employed in a physi cians office. Two daughters, June, 12. and Janice, 10, are in a boarding school at Fairfax, Va. Mr. Bergling said Mrs. Lopez left home at about 10 a.m. Saturday to go to the home of her mother, Mrs. Lillian Bergling, 414 Tenth street S.E., but had not appeared there. She was found at 3 p.m. yesterday by William T. Needham, of the 5000 block of Sargent road N.E. Police said notes in her purse indicate she was lonesome and un happy. Mrs. James M. Payne To Be Buried Today Burial services were to be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon in Glen wood Cemetery for Mrs. James M. Payne, 81, Washington resident for many years, who died in New York : Thursday. She was the sister of John D. | Rhodes, an official reporter in the i Senate. Her husband, a retired businessman, died eight years ago. Born Hattie B. Rhodes, Mrs. Payne came here from her native Ohio with her family in 1886 and ‘ lived in Washington until a few years ago, when she moved to New York. Surviving besides her brother are four children, Mrs. Nelson E. Hubei and Mrs. Jessie Payne Solon of I Washington and Daniel J. and Charles R. Payne of New York. Marshall Expected To Report to Truman Late This Month •y tti» Associated Press Secretary of State Marshall probably will visit Washington before the end of the month. His mission will be to report to President Truman on the1 United Nations meeting at Paris and re view outstanding American foreign policy problems. But diplomatic authorities here believe a decision also will be made on whether and how long Gen. Marshall will stay in the cabinet after Inauguration Day, January 20. Gen. Marshall is known to want to retire, but there has been talk that Mr. Truman may ask him to remain and lend a hand with such impending problems as seeking Senate approval of an American military alliance with the principal countries of Western Europe and the North Atlantic area. Will Review Relations. It seems probable that the Presi dent also will want to review with his Secretary of State future moves in the cold war and determine whether any improvement may be possible in relations between the Western powers and Russia. Some speculation about this pos sibility has been caused among diplomats here by what they regard as the conciliatory tone of For eign Minister Molotov's speech in Moscow Saturday. Mr. Molotov took the line that the defeat of Gov. Dewey in last week’s election showed the Amer ican people oppose a "policy of ag gression." Some authorities said that if Mr. Molotov believes Mr. Truman’s elec tion means an abandonment of the bipartisan foreign policy, then his words have no .significance. But, they added, if Mr. Molotov sought to indicate a Soviet willingness to seek reasonable settlements on the whole range of East-West issues— from the Berlin crisis to the con trol of atomic bombs—then the prospects for peace are brighter than they have been for some time. Wait-and-See Attitude. The attitude of American officials is to wait and see what actions the Russians take as a result of Mr. Truman's victory at the polls. All available evidence is that the Truman administration intends to go forward rapidly toward its overall foreign policy objective of strengthening Western Europe and such other areas of the world as it is able to help against the expan sion of Soviet power through spread ing Communism. The administration already is pre pared to take further steps toward drafting the proposed military alii-; ance with Canada, Britain, France, and the Low Countries. But at the other end of the cold war front—in China—American pol icy is much less definite for the' moment. London Date Owes Tip. Officials here declined any formal comment on the probability of a post - election conference between Mr. Truman and Gen. Marshall. But the tip-off that Gen. Marshall ex ' pects to see the President came in a dispatch from Paris late last week 1 revealing that he was uncertain whether he (jould be present per sonally to accept a degree from the University of London in mid-Novem- i ber. Mr. Truman left yesterday on his Key West, Fla., vacation, expecting | to be gone about two weeks. This ' indicates the time at which Gen. Marshall probably will arrive since he .is not expected to visit the Pres ident at Key West. Gen. Marshall reported to Mr. Truman on October 9. Their con ferences then were dramatized by news of the President's abandoned j plan to send Chief Justice Vinson on a peace mission to Moscow. The larvae of one moth can de- ! stroy as much wool in one year as 12 sheep can produce. Sergeant Tells of Fortune Made Trading Cigarettes in Austria COLORADO SPRINGS.—Here are some of the furniture, pictures and other articles which M Sergt. Wiley C. Walters, 40, said he obtained in Austria in exchange for cigarettes.—AP Wirephoto. - ♦ By *h« Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.. Nov. 8.—A veteran Army sergeant j told incredulous police officials today how he parlayed 1,500 cartons of cigarettes into a small fortune In jewels, furniture, paintings and an automobile in Austria. Police Chief I. B. Bruce identified the soldier as M. Sergt. Wiley C. Walters, 40. He arrested him and his wife Marian, 42, for investiga tion after finding the articles at the couple's home. “He has a good Army record and has violated no State laws,” Chief Bruce said, "but we're notifying the Treasury Department so it can in vestigate and see if any law was violated in bringing the items into this country.” Items Valued at $20,000. Chief Bruce valued the jewels at $10,000 and said the other items were worth “at least $10,000 more.” Included. Chief Bruce said, were rings, pendants, a diamond-studded watch, brooches, a Fiat car, a grand piano, antiques, oil paintings, and six French poodles—the latter flown from Fiance. “You could get anything for a Carton of cigarets in Austria,” Chief Bruce quoted Sergt. Walters as say ing. The police chief told this story: After serving in the Pacific Sergt. Walters was sent to Vienna in Feb ruary, 1946. His wife followed in October. Walters obtained from the United States 1,500 cartons oL cigarettes which he traded. They returned to the United States in August, 1948, and returned the ar ticles as their household posses sions. Took Ring to Jeweler. Sergt. Walters was discharged at Lowry Field September 14. and re enlisted at Peterson Field here the next day. Last week, Mrs. Walters took a ring to a local jeweler and offered to sell it. The jeweler appraised it at $2,000 and notified police.. Later, the jeweler went to the couple's home and saw their other, treasures. Chief Bruce, after being told of the contents of the modest cottage, arrested the couple. Sergt. Walter said he had been in the Army 15-years. He was born in Calhoun County, Ela., Chief Bruce said, but considers Pueblo,l Colo., as his home now. Chief Bruce said Sergt. Walters told him he ordered the cigarettes from a Newr Yorx firm ‘‘through Plan to Sell Home to Negroes Or Chinese Arouses Neighbors By tht Asiociattd Prtss BALTIMORE, Nov. 8.—"For sale —Negro and Chinese applicants only," say the posters F. Leonard Maas hung on his home. His telephones, at home and down at his real estate office, have been busy. Most of the callers | haven't given their names. The neighborhood school children have been spitting out bad words and singing unprintable versions of a Chinese song as they pass the Maas house. It is in Ten Hills, one of West Baltimore's nicer residential sec tions. You wouldn’t call it fashion aole or exclusive, but most of the people who live there drive big cars, have a house servant and make $10,000 a year or more. Hopes for Better Price. Why has Mr. Maas put his home up for sale in this fashion? “Because Negroes or Chinese will offer me more money than any one else,” he says. Some one stole one of the “for sale” posters. Maas said today he will replace them with neon signboards em bedded in concrete. "I beg to remind you,” he said, “that we had an election on Tues-j day last. This is America, not Russia. I propose to adhere to the Constitution.” Neighbors have protested the 24 hour police guard which they say has been watching the Maas home since the signs went up Thursday.! They complained this lessened the1 police protection for the rest of the area. My Maas said his son William is in a state of near collapse be cause of threats directed at the family over the telephone. At the office, he reported, there was a call from the real estate board of Baltimore to the effect that selling homes in Ten Hills to Negroes or Chinese was not being done. Objected to Proposed Church. ‘Tb not prejudiced against Ne groes,” Mr. Maas said. 'I’ve got a Negro maid, haven't I?'’ Mr. Maas's decision to sell his house and leave Ten Hills stemmed from plans of the United Presby terian Church to build a new church son the lot next to the Maas prop erty. The church has an option on the lot. but the option has not been i taken up as yet, according to church ; officials. Mr. Maas claims efforts have been made to circumvent building regu lations in connection with plans for the new church. He said for one thing, that the church would come within 10 feet of his property. He as well as some other neighbors of the proposed church have said this would obstruct both the view and ventilation, particularly in the sum mer time. "If Mr. Maas objects so violently to sale of the property to a church,! I don't see why he didn’t buy the ! lot years ago,” said the Rev. Robert j C. Smoot, pastor of the church. "It has been an eyesore for years.” Britons Say Elizabeth's Baby Will Arrive Saturday or Sunday By the Associated Press LONDON, Nov, 8—Britons gen erally believe Princess Elizabeth’s baby probably will arrive at Buck ingham Palace Saturday or Sunday. They arrived at that calculation from a mass of gossip, fancy and information available in London as world-wide interest in the impend ing arrival of the second-in-line heir presumptive to the British throne rises to a crescendo here. The Princess is in excellent health and spirits. Some of the excite ment attendant to the birth of her first child has penetrated the pal ace, to the evident amusement of Elizabeth. ’Why does every one make such a fuss?” she laughed. "I’m not the only woman who is going to have a baby.’’ Newspapers here are grinding out columns of “authentic” information about what Actually goes on in the Princess' private suite. Some of it is fact, but much is what the most authoritative source flatly says is “pure fancy.” The newspapers ‘ have virtually agreed that Sir William Gllliatt, the Princess' obstetrician, will use the pain-killing drug, trilene, at the birth. They report an automatic in haler for administering this drug has been delivered to the miniature “hospital” in the palace which will be used as a delivery room. The palace spokesman and Sir William himself refuse to discuss what sort of pain-killer, if any, will be used and there is no confirmation that any special equipment has been delivered at the palace. All that can be officially confirmed is that Elizabeth is taking dally walks with her dog in the palace I gardens. M SERGT. WILEY C. WATERS —AP Wirephoto. regular channels and had no trou ble getting them.” The chief said he did not know how much Sergt. Walters paid for them. Brig. Gen. E. S. Wetzel, chief of staff of the 15th Air Force, said the office of special investigation of the Air Force inspector general's office had been notified of the Walters’ arrest and was handling the Air Force' phase of the investigation. Sapphires and rubies are basically the same stone, the difference being only in the color. EDUCATIONAL. Enroll now tor Classea Starting Not. • SPANISH FRERCH-GEMIUN The Berlitz Method It Available Only at THE BERLITZ SCHOOL of LANGUAGES *39 11th St. (at Ere). NAtlonal OUIO Approved tor GI VETERAN TRAINING U. S. Plane Drops Tank, Causing Crash Reports By the Associated Press FRANKFURT, Germany, Nov. 8. —An American fighter plane jet tisoned a fuel tank south of Munich today and caused reports that the plane had crashed. American Air Force headquarters at Wiesbaden said Germans in the vicinity mistook the tank for a plane. All American planes have been accounted for, officers said. An American C-54 airlift trans port crashed near Fassberg in the British zone of Germany yesterday, injuring three crew members. The plane, returning unloaded from Ber lin, was attempting a landing in bad weather. ITU Brief Asks Court To HearConfemptCase By th« Associated Press The AFL International Typo-, graphical Union took another step: today in its effort to overthrow a contempt of court finding. Federal Judge Luther M. Swygert ruled October 14 that the union and its national officers were in con tempt because, he said, they failed to obey his Taft-Hartley Act in junction ordering them to stop try ing to continue closed shop condi tions on the Nation's newspapers. The union has appealed to the United States Court of Appeals at Chicago. This court granted a stay, pending the appeal. The office of jthe general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board moved to dis miss both the stay and the appeal ; itself. Today the Washington firm of Van Arkel & Kaiser, lawyers for the union, made public a brief asking the appeals court to deny the NLRB motion and hear the case. Their arguments were roughly the same as contained in the appeal. For example, they said the conduct which was found to be in contempt was not prohibited by the injunc tion. They also said.this conduct was approved in advance by the NLRB general counsel s office. Israeli Official to Talk Arthur Liverhant, member of the Israeli Mission to the United States, will be principal speaker at a meet ing of the Greenbelt Section of the National Council of Jewish Women at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cen ter School, Greenbelt, Md. The eye disease glaucoma was named 2,500 years ago by Hippoc | rates. William F. Sherman, Civil Engineer, Found Dead in Hotel Room William F. Sherman, 57, civil -en gineer and former undierwriti*»#..aH pervisor for the Federal Housm? Administration was found dead in a downtown hotel room yesterday. Mr. Sherman was discovered by a housekeeper at the Statler Hotel, where records showed he registered two days before. Police said he roomed at 5511 Thirteenth street NW. In the hotel room, police dis covered a half-empty whisky bottle and an empty pillbox which had contained sleeping tablets, accord ing to Homicide Squad Chief Jere miah Flaherty. Deputy Coroner Richard M. Ros enberg is withholding a death certificate pending a chemical analysis of stomach contents. Borp in Florida. The housekeeper entered Mr. Sherman's room with a duplicate key after she was summoned by a woman who said she had an appointment with Mr. Sherman but received no answer when she knocked, police said. A son, Raymond C. Sherman, with I whom Mr. Sherman formerly lived at 1320 Nicholson street N.W., said [his father was employed with Criss Brothers, an ornamental iron firm ; here, and as an estimator for Walter B. Avery, contractor, since leaving the FHA last September. Mr. Sherman was born in Tampa, Fla., and came to Washington about 1910, his son said. He served a tour | of duty with the Army Engineers here before World War I, and en tered private contracting work. Rites Set for Wednesday. He returned to the War Depart ment as a civilian employe during the early 1940s, and remained there (until transferring to the FHA in January, 1947, records showed. Mr. Sherman, who was divorced, is survived by two other sons, Vin cent E. Sherman of Wheaton, Md., and William F. Sherman, jr., of Hilo, Hawaii. Graveside funeral services and burial will be held at 9:30 a.m, Wednesday in Arlington Cemetery. Odom to Head Seal Sale MARTINSBURG. W. Va„ Nov. 8 (Special).—Floyd C. Odom has been named chairman of the Berkeley (County 1948 Christmas Seal Sale. jThe campaign will open November ] 22. The quota is S2.750, same as last year. • Extra Final Fxtra Fo.t! No Extra Far.! overnight express t# BUENOS AIRES via BALBOA • LIMA • SANTIAGO (GUAYAQUIL four times a week) • Connections a. Balboa for Colorn* "a: at Lima for Bolivia and Bran . For reservations including connec - lng airline to Miami, call your travel agent or Republic 5700. 5 Ticket Office: D09 Connecticut Avenue I Run American World Airmans pus AKmm-CMaAam^«^) Washable Rayon Gabardine SPORT SHIRTS * « ... for a man's world of comfort. 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