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Tientsin Completely
Isolated by Reds,
Nationalists Admit
by th* Auociatad Prm*$
NANKING, China, Dec. 21.—
Nationalist China today marked
up another day without a func
tioning cabinet or a victory in
its civil war.
The shooting war north of the
Yangtse River is almost over, quali
fied military observers said. They
reported government forces ap
peared neither willing nor capable of
mounting a tingle large-scale of
fensive north of the river, nor of
■topping any mass Communist
thrust.
Progovemment newspapers ac
knowledged Tientsin, major indus
trial center of North China, was
“completely Isolated.” They reported
heavy fighting In the outskirts. Of
ficial sources admitted the loss of
two rail towns on the approaches
to Tientsin.
The governmental situation was
no more encouraging. Chiang Kai
shek let the day pass without tak
ing action on a proposed new cab
inet. Last night Premier Sun Fo
handed Gen. Chiang a list of min
isters ready to ‘‘fight on until we
can secure an honorable peace.”
Many Legislators Have Fled.
Dr. Sun spent nearly a month
forming the cabinet. But some
doubt appeared today as to his suc
cess. He said Chen Li-fu, Kuomin
tang (Nationalist Party) stalwart,
would be a minister without port
folio. Chen said he knew nothing
about it until he read of it in the
newspapers. Chen has been re
luctant to exchange his vice presi
dency of the legislative yuan for a
cabinet post.
The legislative yuan met today.
About 650 of its 750 members did
not show up. Many have already
fled Nanking, which lies on the
south bank of the Yangtze.
North of the river Communists
forces have driven Gen. Chiang's
troops closer to the capital. The
Reds have wiped out two Nationalist
army groups and encircled three
more. It is doubtful if Gen. Chiang's
generals have five army groups
left north of the Yangtze. -
Farther north the Communists
have cut Peiping and Tientsin off
from supplies. Observers have
chalked them off as lost.
Communist armies are moving
down on these two cities from Man
churia with trained troops, well
equipped from huge stores of mili
tary supplies Gen. Chiang's forces
abandoned there. These supplies
include much American equipment.
Official government reports told of
“fierce” fighting last night around
Peiping’s southwest gate. They said
it slackened today.
Other government sources told of
the flight of Nationalist troops from i
two rail towns near Tientsin. I
The major acknowledged loss was
Chunllangcheng. The town is 17 j
miles east of Tientsin on the rail- ,
way to the port of Tangku. Its loss !
cuw off Tientsin’s last link with the 1
sea. Nationalist withdrawal was
announced by the official Central 1
News Agency. It said government ;
troops had to fight their way out, ■
inflicting 1,000 Communist casualties
in the process. The casualty figure
is probably exaggerated.
Simultaneously It was officially
announced Gen. Chiang forces evac
uated Y&ngliutsing, 10 miles south
east of Tientsin on the Pukow
Railway.
Previously the Reds cut off Tient- ,
sin from the northwest by clipping
the Peiping Railway. And they have
the city’s air fields under occasional
artillery fire. j
Weather Report
District of Columbia—Mostly sunny
and mild with highest temperature
about 45 degrees this afternoon.
Fair with lowest temperature about
38 degrees tonight. Tomorrow in
creasing cloudiness becoming some
what colder in afternoon and at
night.
4-Day Weather Forecast—December
21 Through December 25.
For Nothem Virginia, Maryland
and the District—Temperature will
average about two degrees below
normal. Normal minimum near 28;
highest about 43 in Washington area.
Colder Wednesday night and Thurs
day and continued cold Friday.
Slowly rising trend Saturday and
Sunday. Snow or rain near the end
of the week, with precipitation
amount near one-fourth of an inch.
• River Report.
(From O. 8. Engineer!.)
Potomac River cloudy Harpers Perry
and at Oreat Palls: Shenandoah cloudy at
Harpers Perry.
Temperature and Humidity
(Readings at Washington National Airport.)
Yesterday— Pet. Today— Pet.
Noon _ 63 Midnight_10o
fp m._ 89 8 a m. _ 100
p.m- 100 1:30 p.m._72
High and Low fer Yesterday.
High. 36. at 1:44 p.m.
Low. 30. at 8:06 p.m.
Record Temperatures This Tear.
Highest. 99. on August 27.
Lowest. 6, on January 26.
Tide Tables.
(Furnished by United State* Coast and
Geodetic Survey.)
Today. Tomorrow
High _11:60 a.m. 12:12 a.m.
Low _ 6:26 a m. 7:22 a.m.
High _ 12:50p.m.
Low _ 6:46p.m. 7:50 p.m.
The Sun and Moon.
Rises. Seta.
Bun, today_ 7:24 4:49
Sun. tomorrow_ 7:24 4:49
Moon, today_T0:52p.m. 11:36a.m.
Automobile lights must bo turned oo
one-hall hour alter sunset.
Precipitation.
Monthly precipitation in Inches to the
Capital (current month to date):
Month. » 1948, Are. Record.
January_ 4.67 3.65 7.83 37
February _ 1.87 3.37 6.84 '8*
March _#.66 8.76 8 84 '91
April_ 5.06 3.27 9.13 '88
Stay_ 8.87 3.70 10.69 '88
June _ 6.28 4.13 10.94 '00
July _ 4.31 4.71 10.63 86
August _ 9.00 4.01 14.41 '28
September _ 8.18 -3.24 17.45 '34
October _ 3.09 2.84 8.81 '37
November _ 6.20 2.37 8.69 '89
December _ 3 33 3.32 7.56 '01
Temperature In Various Cities.
High. Low. High. Low
Albuquerque 64 ._ Miami - 84 70
Atlanta. . 62 32 Milwaukee 37 2fi
Atlantic City 33 30 New Orleans 65 4f
Bismarck_ 39 7 New York-- 32 2«
Boston_ 32 21 Norfolk - 41 35
Buffalo_ 33 26 Okla. City-- 63 35
Chicago_ 38 33 Omaha _ 45 35
Cincinnati-- 43 37 Phoenix 63 4<
Detroit_ 34 32 Pittsburgh _ 33 3(
El Paso_ 62 46 Portla'd, Me. 28 (
Galveston - - 70 61 St. Louis 60
Harrisburg. 33 25 8alt Lake C. 41 2:
Indianapolis- 42 34 8an Antonio 72 4<
Kansas City 63 37 S. Francisco 64 4-1
Lo* Angeles. 36 Seattle_ 48 3^
Louisville 46 42 Tampa_ 75 6<
At Xmas Uma...^*'
There's no place like home
for Service!
And Home Is . . .
3040 M Street N.W,
Counterfeiting Is Charged
To 2 Seized at Race Track
i
•y tfc* Auociattd Prwi
MARTINSBURG, W. Va„ Dec.
21.—Two men arrested Saturday at
a Charles Town race track betting
window were charged yesterday with
counterfeiting.
The defendants are Jaseph Genna,
31, of Farmingdale, N. Y., and An
gelo Gaudio, about 28, of Providence,
R. I. No plea was entered.
United States Commissioner Wil
bur H. Thomas ordered them held
in default of $2,500 bond each for
action by a Federal grand Jury.
They were returned to Berkeley
County Jail.
The accused were arrested by a
Secret Service operative. They were
held in jail at Charies Town until
their arraignment here.
They were charged specifically
with Intent to pass 11 counterfeit
$10 bills. •
Death Watch Resumed
On Tojo and 6 Aides
As Execution Nears
•y tfw Auociatcd Pros
TOKYO, Dec. 21.—The death
watch began again today' on
wartime Premier Hideki Tojo and
six other Japanese war leaders.
A 13-minute conference today be
tween Gen. Mac Arthur and his top
Army commander probably determ
ined how long the seven condemned
for war crimes have to live.
Tight military secrecy permitted
only vague clues as to the time of
execution. They indicated the hang
ings could come any time after mid
night (10 a.m. EST), but possibly not
before tomorrow afternoon.
The Buddhist priest who will ac
company the condemned men on
their walk to the gallows entered
Sugamo Prison this morning for the
first time in two weeks.
(Gen. MacArthur called a halt
to execution plans two weeks ago
when appeals carried cases Of two
of the condemned men to the Su
preme Court of the United States.
The court decided yesterday by a
6-to-l vote that it had no power
over the International Military
Tribunal which condemned the
Japanese leaders. The lone dis
senter was Justice Murphy.
Justice Rutledge reserved his
vote and Justice Jackson took no
part.)
Gets Copy of Decision.
The Japanese press said the priest.
Shinsho Hanayama, was prepared to
stay in the prison “two or three
nights.”
After the 13-minute conference
with Gen. MacArthur, Lt. Gen. Wal
ton H. Walker, commander of the
8th Army, who will supervise the
hangings, refused to discuss them.
Details of the execution were com
pleted some time ago, and all that
remained was for Gen. MacArthur
to set the day.
Gen. MacArthur received a copy of
the Supreme Court’s decision that lt
had no jurisdiction. This cleared
the way for notifying the prisoners.
Some sources said at least 24 hours
would elapse between the time the
defendants were notified and the
executions.
Col. Marion P. Echols, Gen. Mac
Arthur's public information officer,
said his guess was that the hangings
would not occur during "tbs calendar
day today.”
The Army will not announce the
executions until they are over. Cor
respondents again requested per
mission to attend. But Gen. Mac
Arthur has given no indication that
he might break the tight secrecy he
planned for the hangings and dis
posal of the bodies.
Army to Supply Story.
The public Information officer has
promised to furnish the press a com
plete written story as soon as the
hangings are completed. Allied cor
respondents submitted a list of 70
questions they want answered in the
story. If the answers are obtained
the account will cover the last mo
ments of Japan’s major war crimi
nals in infinite detail.
In returning to Sugamo Prison,
the Buddhist priest told Japanese
newsmen he had not received word
to go there. He said he read about
the Supreme Court decision and
went.
Hanayama wore a frock coat and
carried a small suitcase.
“I packed a few things," he said,!
“because I might have to stay two or I
three nights."
He will talk with the prisoners in i
the death house. But by Buddhist)
tradition he will not actually wit-1
ness the hangings.
Excessive rains have brought
I disease to Uruguay’s grain crops.
HOLLYWOOD.—YOUNG ACTOR JAILED—Screen Actor Scott H.
“Scotty" Beckett, who played the youthful A1 In “The Jolson
Story,” is pictured as he scuffled with police when he was jailed
Sunday night on suspicion of drunken driving. The 19-year-old
screen veteran was arrested after his convertible collided with
another car. — AP Wlrephoto.
Christmas Calendar
Among Christmas season observ
ances in the Washington area that
have been scheduled are the fol
lowing:
Tonight.
6:30 p.m.—Party lor children from Dis
trict orphanages, sponsored by the
Washington Oas Light Co. Post No. 44.
American Legion, at 1100 H street N.W.
7 p.m.—Girls' Night at the YMCA, 1736
G street N.W.. with 20 girls from
Barney Neighborhood House partici
pating.
7 p.m.—Christmas play by variety class ol
Northwest House at People's Congrega
tional Church, Seventh and M streets
N.W.
7 p.m.—Southeast House. 324 Virginia
avenue S.E., gift exchange and games
lor teen-age clubs.
7 p.m.—Giencarlyn community party,
sponsored by P-TA and citizens' asso
ciation at 8t. Johns Chapel. Pourth
and Lexington streets. Arlington.
7:30 p.m.—Caroling by students ol Wood
row Wilson High School at meeting of
heme and school association at the
school.
7:30 p.m.—Children's party and tree light
ing sponsored by Huntemann-HuH Post.
No. 110. American Legion, in the hall.
Thirtieth street and Eastern avenue.
Mount Rainier, Md
B p.m. — Washington ' Boys' Club, 26!'
Seventh street S.E., Dads and
Mothers' party.
5 cm.—Party for children of Disabled
American veterans, sponsored by DAV
Auxiliary at 1701 Eighteenth street N.W.
S pm. — Garnett-Patterson Junior High
School. Tenth and U streets N.W.. cele
bration sponsored by Central-Northwest
Citizens' Association.
!:30 pm.—Friendship House. 6J0 D street
SI. holiday formal dance ol Friendship
Club.
Tomorrow.
■ 10 a.m—Synthia Warner School, 1.600
| Carroll avenue. Takoma Park. Md.,
Christmas play. "Why the Chime* Ran*."
Repeated at 11 a.m.
10:30 a.m—Children's Hospital, party In
occupational therapy ward, sponsored
by Overseas League and District Med
ical Society Auxiliary.
12:15 p.m.—Elks Luncheon Club party.
Including entertainment by Magician
Harry Baker, clubhouse, 919 H street
N.W.
1 pm—Lynnbrook School. Bethesda.
Md . caroling. Bible reading and
Christmas tableaus by students.
1 pm.—Petworth School. Eighth and
Shepherd streets N.W., party sponored
by Parent-Teacher Association
2 p.m—Party for children of Marines at
tached to Marine Corps. Headquarters.
Henderson Hail. Arlington.
3:30 p.m.—Georgetown House. 3224 N
street N.W.. Blue Dahlia Club party.
5:30 p.m.—Southeast House. 324 Virginia
avenue 8.E., skit by nursery children
for parents.
7 pm.—Stoddard Baptist Home. 324 Bry
ant street N W.. playlet by children from
Northwest House.
7 pm.—Southeast House, teen-age party
and carol singing.
T p.m.—Washington Boys' Club, 281
Seventeenth street B E . party.
7:30 pm.—Georgetown House, party for
Georgetown Girls' Club.
7:30 p.m —Friendship House, 819 D itreet
BE . junior teen dance.
7:30 p.m.—Barney Neighborhood House,
470 N street 8.W., boys' party sponsored
by Washington Traffic Division 50, Com
munications Workers of America.
7:30 p.m—Lighting of 33-foot candle at
Georgia avenue and Viers Mill road
sponsored by Wheaton Chamber of Com
merce.
8 p.m.—Party for underprivileged children
Sponsored by American Reacue Workers
at 811 Sixth street N.W.
8 p m.—Barney Neighborhood House Moth
ers Club will entertain.
8 p.m.—Episcopal Home for Children. 5901 i
Utah avenue N.W., Christmas play, "A
Legend of the Christmas."
8 pm—Phyllis Wheatley YWCA Annex.
1719 Thirteenth street N.W., party for
teen-agers
8 p.m.—Nativity pageant by pupils of.
John Burroughs School. Eighteenth and
Monroe streets N.E.
9 p m —Officers' Service Club. 1644 Twen
ty-first street N.W., party.
Thursday.
9:30 a m—Party for students at the For
estville (Md.i School, sponsored by For
estville Citizens' Association.
LO am—Blue Plains (Va.) Home for
Aged, party.
10:30 a.m—Barney Neighborhood House.
470 N street 8.W., kindergarten party
sponsored by Washington Traffic Divi
sion 50. Communications Workers of
America
3 p.m.—Southeast House. 324 Virginia
avenue S.B, nursery school party.
3:30 p.m —Pajty for children of South
west Community House Nursery School.
1725 First street 8.W.
3:30 p.m—Party for children of George
town House Nursery School. 3224 N
street N.W.
3:30 p.m.—Friendship House. 619 D street
S.E.. parties for afternoon clubs of the
house.
3:30 pm—Barney Neighborhood House.
470 N street 8.W.. girl* from 6 to 15
years old will pressnt Fairy Operetta
at party sponsored by Washington Traf
fic Division 50, Communications Work
! ers of America.
i 4 ».m—Georgetown House, 3224 N street
: N.W., party for day care children.
14 pm —Phyllis Wheatley YWCA. 901
I Rhnde Island avenue N.W., party for
Children's Dance Workshop. _
5 p.m.—Party and movies for 500 chil
dren sponsored by Capitol Heights Busi
nessmen's Association at Capitol Heights
Theater. ,
5:30 p.m.—Stoddard Baptist Home. 324
Bryant street N.W.. program of re
freshments and caroling by Boy Scouts.
7 p.m.—Southwest Community House, 501
Second street 8.W.. party for children
2 to 18 years old. including nlay.
7 n.m.—Washington Boys' Club. 281 Sev
enteenth street 8.E. and 2728 M street
N.W., parties.
7 p.m.—Tree lighting ceremony at Jef
ferson Junior High School. Eighth and
H streets S W., followed by party for
2.000 area children In the school audi
torium.
7:30 p.m.—Party for children of officers
and enlisted men at Port McNair In
the post theater.
8 o.m.—Friendship House. 610 D atreet
B E., co-ed canteen holiday dance.
9 pm—Phyllis Wheatley YWCA, mem
bership nighters party.
Friday.
9:30 am. — Stage show and boxes of
favors for about 2.000 underprivileged
children, at Capitol Theater, sponsored
by American Legion. Salvation Army
and District Welfare Department.
10 am.—Blue Plains <Va.) Home, party,
broadcast over Station WWDC.
Noon—Broadcast over station WINX from
St. Ann's Infant Asylum, 2200 California
street N.W., and party.
1:30 p m —Party for children of officers
and enlisted men of Fort Myer s South
Post. Including Army Band concert and
movie.
2 pm —United States Soldiers’ Home.
Rock Creek Church road and Upshur
street N.W . party for employes and
children In Stanley Hall.
5 p m.—National Christmas Tree lighting
ceremony, south lawn of White Houae.
5 p m—Sixty-five girls from 10 to 13 years
old from the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA
will leave the annex. 1719 Thirteenth
street N.W., to sing carols.
7 pm.—Wesley Heights Community tree
lighting and caroling at Cathedral ava
nue and Forty-fourth street N.W.
7 pm — Beverly Hills community tree
lighting and caroling at Intersection of
North and South Overlook drives, Alex
andria.
8:30 p.m.—YWCA Penthouse. Seventeenth
and K streets N.W., Christmas dance
for young adults.
Saturday.
9 am.—Stoddard BaptUt Home. 824
Bryant street N.W., presentation of tifts
after breakfast.
9:30 sjn.— YWCA. Weventeenth and K
streets N.W.. Christmas breakfast for
100 (Iris In Strona residence.
10 a.m.—Christmas Coffee Hour at Phyl
lis Wheatley YWCA Annex. 1719 Thir
teenth street N.W.
10 a.m.—Annual Christinas dinner for
2.000 Washinaton lndttenta will start
belne served at Volunteers of America
headquarters building. 924 New York
avenue N.W. Doors will close at 4 p.m.
Sunday. December 26.
3 p m.—Party at Louisiana Hall. Arling
ton Farms, for 50 children from the
Barney Neighborhood House.
3 p.m.—A Knights of Columbua of Ba
theada Santa Claus will deliver gifts to
the Christ Child Farm for Convalescent
Children, Rockville, Md.
3 p m.—Missionary Society of the Ver
mont Avenue Baptist Church will bring
gifts to residents of Stoddard Baptist
Home. 324 Bryant street N.W.
4 p.m.—Daughters of the King from Sf.
Luke's Episcopal Church will bring
gifts to residents at St. Anna'a Home,
2224 N street N.W.
4 p m.—YWCA girls who attended Camp
Kahlert last summer will serve Christ
mas tea to parents in third assembly
room, Seventeenth and K streets N.W.
8 p.m—Presentation of "Pinocchio" by
brothers from the Franciscan Monastery
at Christ Child Farm,
Monday, December 2T.
3 p m—Casino Royal Club will present
gifts and entertainment at 8toddard
Baptist Home. 324 Bryant street N.W
3 p m—Brownie Girl 8eouts from Rock
ville. Md . present play at Christ Child
Farm for Convalescent Children. Rock
ville. Md.
Tuesday. December 28.
10:45 am.—Thirty-five children from
Georgetown House will attend presenta
tion of Hansel and Gretel" at the
Virginia Theater in Arlington, spon
sored by the Children's Museum of
Washington.
3:30 p m —Christmas pageant enacted by
children of Christ Child Farm, followed
by a tea
3:30 p.m—Public performance of “The
Nativity" by children at SI. Ann's In
fant Asylum. 2200 California street
N.W.
Wednesday. December 29.
8 p m.—Teen-age eirla from the George
town Girls' Club and Georgetown Branch
of the Boys’ Club of Washington in
Formal dance celebration at St. John’s
Church. 3240 O street N.W.
Friday. December 31.
9 p.m.—New Year's eve formal dance for
Soung adults YWCA. Seventeenth and
: streets N.W
8 P.m.—New Year's ava dance. Phyllis
Wheatley YWCA. 901 Rhode Island ave
nue N.W.
Saturday. January 1.
3:30 p m.—Christmas pageant enacted for
narents by children of Christ Child
Perm. Rockville.__
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i ‘Perfume No. 5
| 6.00—10.00—17.50
c
‘Cologne No. 5
2.50-4.50—7.50
Soap No. 5
Box of 3—4.50
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3.50
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2.00-3.50
* Lipsticks No. 5
1.50-2.50
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MOST TREASURED NAME IN PERFUME
*Plus Federal Cosmetic Tax
PRESS DRUG
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Dulles Sees No Accord
With Russia, but Not
'Necessarily' War
•y th* Auaciatod Prni
NEW YORK. Dec. 21.—John Fos
ter Dulles, returning last night from
the United Nations session in Paris,
said he foresees no early agreement
with Russia, but "disagreement does
not necessarily lead to war.”
The acting head of the American
delegation to the U. N. said, how.
ever, that East-West disagreement
"should not be expressed in violent
methods such as are now employed
in Berlin, Indonesia, Korea and
elsewhere."
Mr. Dulles added that he thought
some progress had been made at
Paris in "laying the foundation for
peace,” but that "there’s still plenty
of risk and difficulty foreseeable for
the future."
Far East Crisis Cited.
Brig. Gen Carlos P. Romulo,
Philippine delegate, said U. N. in
tervention had brought "a certain
degree of equilibrium” to the East
West cold war, but “no one can
derive similar comfort from the
present situation in Asia and the
Far East.”
He said in a prepared statement
as he and Mr. Dulles returned on the
liner Mauretania that the situations
in China and Indonesia constitute
“a menace to international security
far more serious than the western
powers have been willing to con
cede.”
He said it was not difficult to
justify on political, economic and
cultural grounds America’s profound
concern over the fate of Europe,
but “what is not so easy to explain
is the comparative, neglect of Asia
and the *Far East.”
, U. N. Action Urged.
Oen. Rornula called lor "an Im
mediate meeting of the Security
Council” to deal with the Indonesian
question.
“The mo6t dramatic development
in the international scene." he said,
"has been, in my opinion, the sud
den shift in focus from Europe to
Asia and the Far East.”
Gen. Rornula said, "The tide of
Communist advance In China and
the renewed Dutch hostilities
against the Republic of Indonesia in
defiance of the United Nations must
be viewed in their proper scale and
context."
Gen. Romulo said he would go to
Washington Immediately to attend
a session of the Far Eastern Com
mission but would return to New
York Wednesday.
Fireman Parks
Car Too Close
To Firehouse
A fireman who parked too close
to the firehouse was one of 100
motorists who had parking tickets
adjusted by the District police de
partment last week.
Pvt. Bernard P. Cady of No. 1
Rescue Squad parked his car in a
no-parking tone, Just before getting
off duty, after moving it out of an
alley to make room for his relief.
While he was getting his coat, his
car was ticketed.
The ticket was reduced to a warn
ing with the notation, "fireman on
emergency.”
A woman who said she stopped
to pick up an amputee, and a dis-j
■bled veteran who said he was I
visiting the Veterans Admlnistra-1
tlon on business were among other
warning recipients. Ten diplomats
had their tickets canceled.
The record, by precincts, listed the
following numbers of warnings: No.
1, 11; No. 3, 9: No. 3, 10; No. 4, 3;
No. 5. 1; No. fl. 7; No. 7, 1; No. 8,
6: No. 10, .2; No. 11, 2; No. 12, 4;
No. 13. 8: No. 14, 1, and Traffic
Division, 24. No. 3 Precinct granted
four cancellations, the traffic divi-j
sion gave three. No. 2 and No. 10'
two each, and No. 7, one. No. 9j
Precinct reported no adjustments.'
JThe Federal Spotlight
Cm/ Service Report to Skip
Major Personnel Policy Changes
By Joseph Young
The Civil Service Commission has decided against recom
mending major changes in the Government’s personnel policy
during the next year.
In its forthcoming annual report to President Truman, which
will be made public in several weeks, the commission has taken
a general stand pat attitude regard
ing Federal personnel practices.
While the commission will renew
its repeated request for Classifies
tion Act revi
sions and a
modification of
Hatch Act pen
alties, there
won’t be any
thing too much
new in its re
port.
Some Gov
ernment officials
had urged the
commission to
make some i
forthright rec- I
ommendations !
to Improve Fed- 1
eral personnel
JtM|k Tnu
practices, ix this were done, they
argued, it would forestall some of
the criticism of outmoded personnel
practices that the Hoover Commis
sion is certain to make in its report
to Congress. *
But the commission decided
against this. Among the Hoover
group’s recommendations are ex
pected to be included a proposal
for a top administrator in the com
mission, further decentralization of
the commission’s placement powers,
a new system for fixing Govern
ment salaries and other personnel
changes.
Among the questions the commis
sion ducked were those regarding
another rank-and-file pay raise and
more liberalized retirement benefits,
other than suggestions for several
minor retirement changes. This,
however, is somewhat understand
able, since policy on these things
emanates from the White House
and Budget Bureau.
The commission also has failed to
list specific suggestions for improv
ing the program for Ending Jobs for
displaced career employes. It also
failed to mention whether some war
service employes should be blanket
ed into permanent status. In this
regard, the commission has decided
unofficially against any order of this
kind until after July, when it’s ex
pected to complete its program of
converting most Federal Jobs to per
manent status. And even then, any
blanketing in order will affect only
a relative handful of Federal Jobs
Most war service employes will have
to obtain permanent status in order
to hang onto their Jobs.
* * * *
CALL ME EIGHTY—It happened
the other day In one of the super
secret Intelligence units in the
Army Department.
An employe who has worked
there for some time was called into
the personnel office by a worried
looking personnel officer.
"Look here,” said the personnel
man, “you’ve made a fine record
here, and your loyalty seems to be
above reproach. But we’ve just
been informed that several years
ago you were called ‘Lefty’ by your
friends.”
Hie employe hurriedly explained
that the nickname was the result
of his southpaw prowess on the
mound as a high school pitcher.
Hie personnel man looked vastly
relieved, and told the employe to
forget about the whole thing.
* * * *
SENATE COMMITTEE PROS
PECTS—There will be a consider
able change of membership on the
Senate Civil Service Committee next
year. Three Democratic vacancies
must be filled.
Although there are no Republican
vacancies, there is talk that Senator
Williams of Delaware will ask for
another committee assignment. Sen
ator Williams, who strongly opposed
some of the legislation in the |
committee last year, has tangled
on occasion with several of his col
leagues over Government employes’
legislation. For example, he opposed
the civil service retirement bill.
There’s a good chance that two
of the three Democratic vacancies
on the committee will be filled by
Senators-elect Johnson of Texas and
Broughton of North Carolina. Not
too much is known about Senator
elect Broughton, but Mr. Johnson is
highly thought of by employes
groups. During his term as a House
member, the Texas Senator-elect
was very friendly to Government
employes’ legislation.
8ome employes groups are hoping
the third vacancy will be filled by
Senator-elect Anderson of New
Mexico, who as Secretary of Agricul
ture displayed considerable under
standing and interest in Federal
personnel problems. The chairman
of the committee will be Senator
Johnston, Democrat, of South
Carolina.
* * w
ClhtlSTMAS PRESENT—Many of
the professional staff members of
Congressional committees are worry
ing about their jobs these days, but
happy exceptions are the members
of the Senate Armed Services Com
mittee.
Senator Tydings, Democrat, of
Maryland, who will be the commit
tee s new chairman, has Informed
them they will be retained. Sena
tor Typing’s stand is in line with
the spirit of the Congressional Re
organization Act that professional
committee appointments should be
on a nonpartisan basis.
The members of Senator Tydings
committee, as well as some other
groups, were careful to operate on
a nonpartisan basis during the last
two years. The same can’t be said,
however, for staff members of some
other committees, and these em
ployes are due to be replaced when
the Democrats take over next
month.
Incidentally,-the best information
available indicates that George D.
Riley of the Senate Civil Service
Committee and George M. Moore
and Fred Belen of the House Civil
Service Committee will be retained.
This is good news for Government
employes, because all three men
have done fine work during the
past two years.
* * * *
TOP PAT — Sponsors of top
bracket Federal pay legislation will
meet with President Truman to
morrow to get this approval of the
measure now being drafted and
to map out strategy to get the bill
through Congress by January 20. *
Among those who will call at ttib
White House Is Senator O’Concg,
Democrat, of Maryland, who is *
member of the three-man Sena(b
Civil Service subcommittee that last
week held hearings on the legisla
tion. ' *
The January 20 goal is regarded
as much too optimistic by some Cap
itol Hill observers. They predict
obstacles in the House, especially, to
immediate consideration and pad
sage of the bill. If it looks as if tha
bill can’t be pushed through by thed,
the sponsores may seek to split tha
measure and win enactment of-raiaea
for the President, Vice President
and Speaker of the House. Then,
the top-bracket bill will be pushed,
although, in that case, its enactment
probably fill be a matter of months,
at least.
* * * *
CAPITAL ROUNDUP — President
William Green of the APL has as
signed several more organizers to
the staff of the American Federation
of Government Employes. Incident
ally, the AFGE reports its member
ship has increased considerably dur
ing .the last few months. . . , The
Civil Service Commission announce*
exams for printer-proofreaders ip
the Government Printing Office.
The Jobs pay $2.12 an hour. ...
Frank Pace, the popular assistant
director of the Budget Bureau, ia
recovering nicely in Doctors Hos
pital from an appendectomy. . .
The Federal Personnel Council k
urging Government agencies go
hurry up and submit its nominations
to the Junior Board of Commerce
here in the contest to select tha
most outstanding young man ih
Government. . . . The Civil Service
Assembly, the group composed of
Government officials, expects a rec
ord attendance next May, when ik
Eastern regional conference is held
in Atlantic City, N. J.
(Be sure to listen in every Sun
day at 11:1S a.m. over WMAL,
THe Evening Star station, for.
Joseph Young’s broadcast version
of the Federal Spotlight, featur-.
ing additional news and skews op
the Government scene.)
—-—-— »
Wene Would Consider i
Cabinet Post, He Says ;
tr th* A«»«ciat*d Prwt
NEWARK. N. J„ Dec. 31.—State
Senator Elmer J. Wene said last
night he would give “serious consid
eration” to the post of Secretary ef
Agriculture if nominated by Presi
dent Truman.
Mr. Wene twice rejected the nomi
nation by President Truman as un
dersecretary of Agriculture.
The New Jersey Democrat is one
of the largest raisers of baby chicks
in the East.
Mr. Wene has been selected by the
State Democratic organization to be
candidate for Governor in IMS. *
Three oil companies are making
geophysical surveys to develop oil in
Guatemala.
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