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W.t M. & A. Line Sues
To Block Extension of
Capital Transit Routes
The Washington, Marlboro &
Annapolis Motor Lines, Inc., to
day brought suit asking District
Court to set aside an order of the
Public Utilities Commission which
would extend Capital Transit Co.
tyrs routes to stops at the inter
section of Pennsylvania and Ala
bama avenues S. E„ so as to com
pete with the plaintiff’s lines.
The Capital Transit routes in
volved include the C-2, running
from Seventeenth street and
Pennsylvania avenue S.E. to a
loop at Thirty-sixth and Bangor
; streets S.E., it w'as said. It also
includes the W-4 crosstown route
which now operates froip Bolling
Air Force Base to Nichols avenue
S.E., providing shuttle service, ac
cording to counsel.
The change in the Capital
Transit routes to include the
Pennsylvania and Alabama ave
nues S.E. stops were to become
effective Sunday morning. Judge
David A. Pine today granted a
temporary restraining order to
prevent the change and new stops,
pending a hearing on the suit.
The suit contends that the PUC
failed to give the W.. M. & A. line
proper notice of a hearing and also
failed to notify it properly of the
final action. It contends further
that the PUC order is illegal and
that it would cause Capital Transit
to offer serious competition to the
W., M. & A. line.
The complaint says that ap
proximately 30 per cent or about
600,000 of the motor lines’ passen
gers in the District annually, on
routes throug hthe southeast sec
tion, board or are discharged at
the Pennsylvania and Alabama
avenues intersection.
The W„ M. JSe A. line, in addi
tion to hauling passengers through
the District to nearby Maryland,
also handles passengers in the
District from Eleventh street and
Pennsylvania avenue N.W.,
through the southeast section.
The suit was filed in behalf of
the W„ M. & A. Motor Lines by
Attorney James P. Donovan.
Conferees Agree
On Judgeships Here
House and Senate conferees yes
terday agreed to add three more
judgeships each to District Court
and the Court of Appeals here.
At a conference yesterday to
Iron out differences between House
and Senate versions of a measure
creating new judgeships through
out the country,, the House con
ferees agreed to accept the Senate
figure of three judges for District
Court, instead of the two approved'
by the House. Both chambers
had approved three for the ap
pellate court here.
House members opposed pro
visions inserted by the Senate, re
quiring that the three new nomi
nees for District Court here must
have had experience in private
practice and must not have been
employed in the Executive Branch
of the Government for at least
three years prior to nomination.
A spokesman for the House con
ferees said they believe the quali
fications for nominees are uncon
stitutional^ They questioned
whether Congress has the power
to limit the President's authority
to nominate candidates for the
judicial branch of Government.
The conferees will meet later to
discuss this issue and come to an
agreement on a report to both
the House and Senate on the en
tire measure.
Weather Report
District of Columbia—Rather
cloudy with some sunshine and
highest near 80 today. Fair to
night with low about 65. To
morrow mostly sunny and slightly
warmer.
Maryland—Fair in the interior,
but mostly cloudy, with possible
light rain near the coast tonight
and tomorrow. Not much change
in temperature.
Virginia—Considerable cloudi
ness tonight and tomorrow with
occasional rain near the coast.
Not much change in temperature.
Wind velocity, 12 miles per hour;
direction, north-northeast.
Five-Day Weather Forecast for
Washington and Vicinity, July 2-6.
The temperature will average
about 2 degrees above normal with
a gradual rising trend over the
week end. Hot and humid by the
middle of next week. Normal for
the Washington area is maximum
86, minimum 67. Mostly fair with
little or no precipitation indicated
for the period.
River Report.
(From United States Engineers.)
Fotomac River muddy at Harpers Ferry
and at Great Falls; Shenandoah muddy at
Harpers Ferry.
Humidity.
(Readings at Washington National Airport.)
Yesterday. Pet. Today. Pet.
Noon- 71 Midnight_ 80
4 p m_ 63 8 a.m_ 80
t P.m_ 71 10 a m- 83
High and Low (or Yesterday.
High, 76, at 5:16 p.m.
Low. 69. at 6 a m.
Record Temperatures This Year.
Highest. 96, on June 26.
Lowest, 21, on January 30.
__ _ . Tide Table*.
IPMrnUhed by United Statei Co ait and
Geodetic burvey.)
. Today. Tomorrow.
High _12:22 a.m. 1:17a.m.
tow - 6:09 a.m. 8:09 a.m.
pish _12 39 p m. 1:34 p.m.
tow - 7:37 p.m. 9:27 p.m.
Tha tun and Moan.
Rises. Beta.
Bun. today_ 5:46 8:28
Bus. tomorrow_ 5:46 8:37
Moon, today_11:22 a.m. _
Automobile lights must be turned an
ane-hall hour alter sunset.
Precipitation.
_ Monthly precipitation In lnchei in the
Capital (current month to date):
Month. 1949. Aver. Record.
ffl Ml :»
II arch_ 3.42 8.75 8.84 '91
April_ 1.94 3.27 9.13 ’88
biJy _ 6.33 3.70 10.69 ’89
dune _Trace 4.13 10.94 ’00
duly _ 4.71 10.63 ’86
August -- 4.01 14.41 ’28
September _ ,_ 3.24 17.45 ’34
October __ 2.84 8.81 ’37
November __ 2.37 8.69 '8#
December _ —. 3.32 7.56 ’01
Coplon Prosecutor Grim Only in Court
By George Kennedy
The success of John M. Kelley,
jr„ in convicting Judith Coplon
after sending Axis Sally away for
a long term, has given him a
reputation as a sure-fire prose
cutor.
The gaunt—often called grim
looking—Justice Department at
torney would not want to bear the
burden of that label. Like every
trial lawyer his dictum is that
“you never know what a jury is
going to do."
He has done more than his
share to justify the jury system.
In case after case where he has
been opposed by able, vigorous
and successful defense attorneys,
the juries have returned to the
courtroom to voice verdicts of
guilty.
The so-called grimness is foreign
to his Gaelic personality but he
does believe that what goes on
in a courtroom is pretty serious
business.
A constant actor, he loves to
ham it before his friends with se
lections from a wide repertory
ranging from Orlando’s lines in
“As You Like It” to a lecture by
a certain fictional social worker
named Miss Simpkins on the
nursing of infants. In the court
room he plays the prosecutor role
convincingly.
Varies Courtroom Personality.
He varies his courtroom per
sonality. In the Coplon case his
opponent tried to laugh off the
prosecution attack by clowning.
Mr. Kelley countered by playing
his role with supreme dignity.
He was frank about it — Mr.
Palmer had him worried. “He
gets the jury laughing,” Mr. Kel
ley said, “and in a case where
the charge is a serious one that
isn’t good.”
Mr. Palmer was something new
in the experience of the prosecu
tors. He made them so mad that
their footwork wasn’t very good
at first. Then Mr. Kelley acci
dentally discovered how easy it
was to annoy him. Mr. Kelley said
something about “this man,” not
referring to Mr. Palmer. The
little lawyer from New York
bounced to his feet demanding
that the judge order an apology
because the prosecutor had not
referred to him by name.
Mr. Palmer chose to sit near
the jury box instead of at the
counsel table. Mr. Kelley, a much
taller man, would stand in front
of him. Mr. Palmer would get up
and peer around Mr. Kelley, first
one side and then the other.
“Your honor,” Mr. Kelley said
repeatedly in a very superior tone,
"would you have this man remove
himself from my immediate
vicinity?”
Had Laughlin as Opponent.
He had a different personality
in opposing James J. Laughlin In
the “Axis Sally” case. Mr. Laugh
lln tried to impress the Jury with
the fact that the Government was
paying the expenses of the wit
nesses brought from Germany.
Mr. Kelley countered with superb
indifference. He had an air of
trying to aid his opponent in try
ing to bring out such details.
In the Carl Marzani case. Mr.
JOHN M. KELLEY, Jr.
Kelley was opposed by Charles
Ford, another courtroom per
former. who, like Bottom, the
weaver in “Midsummer Night’s!
Dream,” can roar “as gently as
[any sucking dove.” Mr. Ford is
a very impressive man, but Mr.;
Kelley must have impressed the
jury, for the verdict was guilty.
In the case of James M. Curley,
brought to the bar on fraud
charges while both Mayor of Bos
ton and member of Congress, Mr.
[Kelley was associated with Wil
liam A. Paisley in the prosecu
tion.
The Curley conviction was one
that brought great satisfaction to
the young prosecutor because the
defense counsel was William E.
Leahy, the old maestro of the
District bar. Mr. Leahy was Mr.
Kelley’s first legal opponent in
Washington and set him down in
defeat. That was in a war frauds
case in District Court. In defeat
ing the young challenger Mr.
Leahy taught him a lot of court
room technique. Every man has
a hero in his own profession. Mr.
Kelley’s hero is Mr. Leahy.
Works Hard on Cases.
Mr. Kelley’s associates in the de
partment say they know no one
who works harder in the prepara
tion of a case than Mr. Kelley.
For months before the “Axis
Sally” trial he was at this office
until midnight every working day
listening to recordings of her
broadcasts from Radio Berlin to
make the selections that convicted
her. The Marzani appeal called
for endless research for pertinent
legal precedent—and the same
sort of hours. Mr. Kelley's re
search was successful. The Su
preme Court split, four-to-four,
which upheld the conviction.
• Right now Mr. Kelley is the
apple of Attorney General Clark’s
eye. He takes pride in the fact
that he himself hired Mr. Kelley.
That was when Mr. Clark was
head of the War Frauds Section
in the department and looking for
lawyers with some prosecuting ex
perlence.___
Mr. Clark, who has addressed t
many a Texas jury, knows that
able prosecutors are as important
in his department, and as hard
to obtain, as good pitchers in a
baseball club. The typical Gov
ernment lawyer is a high marker
at law school who went to work
for Uncle Sam right after gradu
ation.
Has Common Touch.
The gap between such personali
ties and jurors who have qualified
by assuring counsel they have not
read newspaper accounts of the
case to be tried, is impossible to
span. Mr. Kelley is not one of
that type. He has the common
touch. He figuratively ciimbs
right into the jury box and has
a little chat with them about the
case before turning on the heat
regarding the importance of doing
their duty.
He learned that back in Wis
consin after receiving a law de
gree at Stetson, university in
Florida. He also attended the
University of Wisconsin and
Columbia University. He hung up
his shingle at Fort Atkinson. 60
miles from Barraboo, the town
where he was bom on February 1.
1906. He managed to make a
living at law in the new com
munity although it was in the:
depths of the depression. He was!
a Republican in politics and be
came president of the local bar(
association two years after his
arrival.
The exposure of an abortion
ring in that rural county (Jeffer
son) called for an able lawyer to
try the cases. The circuit judge
appointed Mr. Kelley special
prosecutor. He got the convic
tions.
After Pearl Harbor, although he
was 36 and had four children,
Mr. Kelley wanted to go to war.
The Army doctors said no. It
was then he applied for the job
in the War Frauds section.
Wife Was Festival ueen.
Mr. Kelley met and fell in love
with Ruth Grant of Detroit, when
the two of them, both Catholics,
were students at Stetson, a Baptist
college in Florida. They were mar
ried after she starred as queen In
the annual Ponce de Leon festival
at St. Augustine. They live in
Parkfairfax. Alexandria, with their
four children, John, 16; Pat, 13;
Nancy. 10. and Timmy, 7.
Mr. Kelley usually starts his day
helping his wife pack four lunches
for the children to carry to the
four Catholic schools they attend
and then takes a bus to the de
partment—he has no automobile.
He is likely to invite from one to
12 persons he meets after work to
come home to dinner without con
sulting Mrs. Kelley. But that's all
right because he will do the cook
ing after the children's dinner
using ingredients he has pur
chased on the way home. He has
a good recipe for fried chicken
that calls for both a pint of heavy
cream and a pound of butter.
The evening may end with Mr.
and Mrs. Kelley singing the hymns
they learned in their college days.
The Kelleys have no complaints
from their neighbors about their
parties. They always see to it that
the neighbors are in attendance.
Connecticut House
Defies Gov. Bowies'
Order to Go Home
the Atiocioted Pr»n
HARTFORD, Conn., July 1.—
Connecticut Republican leaders
today defied Gov. Chester Bowles’
orders to end a special session of
the General Assembly.
The Democratic Governor is
sued a proclamation yesterday ad
journing the Legislature.
Republicans, who control the
House flatly refused, however, to
accept their walking papers from
the Governor, with whom they
have been feuding since he was
sworn in last January 8.
Less than an hour before Gov.
Bowles issued his proclamation,
the House voted to recess until
next Wednesday—and its leaders
served notice it will be back in
session then.
House Speaker John R. Thim
declared the Governor’s proclama
tion was illegal and asserted:
“The House will meet on Wed
nesday at 11:30 a.m. in accordance
with its decision today.’’
Normally regular or special ses
sions of the Legislature are ad
journed by agreement of the two
chambers.
The Democrat-controlled Senate
voted to adjourn, but the House
already had declared its recess.
Gov. Bowles then issued his proc
lamation telling the legislators to
go home.
Gov. Bowles, former OPA ad
ministrator, battled with House
Republicans throughout the Gen
eral Assembly’s regular session and
the subsequent special session
which he called because of a dead
lock on major legislation.
The feud broke out with re
newed bitterness just before the
Governor issued his go-home proc
lamation yesterday.
Salisbury Poultry Breeder
Wins Maryland Contest
Sy th* Associated Press
HAGERSTOWN, Md., July 1.—
The State’s No. 1 poultry breeder
today is L. B. MacDowell of Salis
bury, winner of the Maryland
State Poultry Council’s 1949
Chicken of Tomorrow contest.
Mr. MacDowell received a tro
phy at presentation ceremonies
last night before about 300 dele
gates to the council’s 18th annual
summer meeting.
Mr. MacDowell’s dressed bird
exhibits will be entered in the
national Chicken of Tomorrow
contest.
At the meeting’s closing busi
ness session, the delegates adopted
a resolution expressing “unani
mous opposition to the Brannan
farm plan of subsidies to agricul
ture as being impractical and of
fering too great an opportunity
for extravagance at taxpayers’ ex
pense.”
The poultrymen’s meeting ends
today with an all-day tour of
various Maryland and Pennsylva
nia poultry farms and plants.
$1,900,000 Raised Here
In Jewish Appeal Drive
The United Jewish Appeal cam
paign formally ended last night
with a total of about $1,900,000
raised and on a note of confidence
that Washington Jewry would
continue contributing until the
$2,500,000 goal is reached.
Joseph Cherner, general chair
man, told 500 volunteer workers
at dinner, in the Indian Spring
Country Club that the amount
raised was 7 per cent greater than
last year’s total.
The campaign to raise resettle
ment, relief and reconstruction
funds will continue Informally
through 1949 until the District’s
part of the national goal of $250,
000,000 hcs been realized, Mr.
Cherner said.
55 Law Enforcement
Officer's Graduate
At FBI Academy
Fifty-five law enforement of
ficers from 31 States, the District,
Puerto Rico and Hawaii were
graduated this morning from the
FBI National Academy.
The 41st commencement exer
cises, marking the end of a 12
week course in advanced methods
and techniques of law enforce
ment. was held in the Depart
mental Auditorium before more
than 1,500 persons.
Two members of Congress. Sen
ator Fulbright, Democrat, of Ar
kansas and Representative Celler.
Democrat, of New York, shared
the rostrum with FBI Director J.
Edgar Hoover. Assistant Attorney
General David N. Edelstein, Cus
toms Division, New York, awarded
the diplomas.
Senator Fulbright urged the
graduates not to be "disturbed”
over criticism directed at the FBI.
"You must expect it and bear it
silently,” he added.
Turning to the Senator, Mr.
Hoover said: "You gave the men
sound advice regarding recent
FBI criticism • * * but you can’t
expect much from the fellow
travelers and besmirchers.”
Washington area graduates were
Corpl. Vincent W. Cleary, Colmar
Manor, Md., a park policeman 17
years, and Pvt. Vincent Stetson
Free, District Heights. Md., who
has served two years with the
Prince Georges County Police De
partment.
Congress in Brief
Sy fho Associated Pr«»
Senate.
Meets for brief session.
Appropriations Subcommittee
works on House-approved Interior
Department money bill.
•Agriculture Committee consid
ers various farm bills.
House. ,
Meets for routine session.
Britain’s Union of Bank Em
ployes demands equal pay for men
and women.
$1.90 Tax Rate Fixed
In Montgomery, Rise
Of 2c Over Last Year
By J. B. Zofmon
A $1.90 basic tax rate—2 cents
more than last year's levy—is In
effect in Montgomery County.
The rate was fixed yesterday by
the County Council, which adopted
a record $7,907,574 operating
budget for the 1949-50 fiscal year
beginning today.
At the same time the council
approved a reduction from 31 to 20
cents in the suburban district tax,
thus giving suburban residents a
net tax saving of 9 cents.
In its final form the budget rep
resents a $50,000 increase over the
tentative figure announced Tues
day by the council and a $1,372,
328 Increase over last year’s total.
The $50,000 will come from Liquor
Board receipts, which had been
underestimated by the council.
Half of the $50,000 was allotted
to the Montgomery Junior Col
lege and nearly all of the re
mainder was used to set up an
emergency fund of $24,611.
The council’s action followed
receipt of a letter from Mrs. Dur
ward V. Sandifer, School Board
president, in which she said the
Board of Education had overesti
mated by $185,000 the funds it
expected to receive from the State.
As a result, she explained, the
$188,500 lump sum tentatively
allotted the board for the Junior
college and other school costs
‘‘will do no more than offset the
reduction in State funds * •
Approved without change was
a capital budget calling for ex
penditure of $5,040,000 for school
construction, $770,000 for roads
and drainage, $30,000 for preli
minary plans for a new County
Office and Health Department
building and $200,000 for comple
tion of the Silver Spring park'ng
lot program.
Criticism of the proposed bud
get on the ground it contains “un
necessary overhead costs” was
voiced by S. H. Ingberg, Bethesda.
Declaring the county “is getting
too much Government,” Mr. Ing
berg claimed some Health Depart
ment serives could be eliminated.
He also argued there are “too
many supervisors” in the Board
of Education.
Foreign Liquidation Office
For War Surplus Expires
The State Department's Office
of the Foreign Liquidation Com
missioner expired officially last
midnight after completing the dis-!
posal of $10,000,000,000 worth of
war surplus property in foreign
areas at a return to the United
States of aproximately $2,000,000,
000.
A deparement announcement
pointed out that the office wound
up its affairs six months in ad
vance of the expiration of the 1944
Surplus Property Act.
Maj. Gen. Clyde L. Hyssong has
headed the office for nearly a year.
Horne Wins $10,000
Verdict on Charge of
Malicious Prosecution
A Washington attorney last
night won a suit for malicious
prosecution and was awarded
$10,000 damages by a Fairfax
County <Va.) Circuit Court jury.
He is Richard C. Horne. jr„ 201
North West street, Falls Church,
who has law offices at 918 F street
N.W.
Damages were assessed against
Charles Pickets prominent Fair
fax attorney of the firm of Bar
bour, Garnett, Pickett, Keith &
Glassie, and Buford M. Bridwell,
Falls Church real estate man.
The trial, which required three
days, was concluded at 11 o’clock
last night. Judge Paul E. Brown
of the Fairfax Circuit Court dis
qualified himself in the case and
Judge C. C. Quesenbery of the
Waynesboro Corporation Court
occupied the bench.
Will Hear Arguments.
Mr. Pickett and Mr. Bridwell
moved to set aside the jury's ver
dict and Judge Quesenbery gave
them until July 9 to file written
motions after which he will set
a date to hear arguments.
Mr. Horne's complaint grew out
of a series of interlacing court
actions centering around The
Falls Church, the Episcopal place
of worship for which the nearby
Virginia city was named. It also
stemmed from Mr. Horne's in
dictment last year on a charge
of illegally practicing law in Vir
ginia. This indictment subse
quently was quashed.
Mr. Horne was represented by
Collins Denny, jr„ and John S.
Davenport of Richmond, while Mr.
Bridwell and Mr. Pickett were rep
resented by the attorney’s law firm
partner. James Keith of Fairfax.
J. Calvin Yeatter Dies;
Immigration Attorney
J. Calvin Yeatter, 69, member
of the Immigration and Natural
ization Service for the last 10
years, died yesterday of a heart
attack.
Mr. Yeatter, who was an at
torney with the Baltimore office,
was stricken there while at work
at his desk. He commted daily
to his Baltimore office from his
home, 114 V street N.E.
Born in McClure, Pa., he at
tended Eastman Business School
in Poughkeepsie, N. Y„ and came
to Washington in 1911 to work
as a bookkeeper at the District
Building. He received his law de
gree shortly before world War I,
and during the war served as an
Army captain.^
Mr. Yeatter then joined the
Bureau of Internal Revenue’s In
come Tax Division, where he
stayed for seven years. He opened
private practice as a patent at
torney here in 1927 and entered
the Justice Department in 1939,
working for more than a year In
the Immigration Service’s office
in New York before Joining the
Baltimore branch.
Mr. Yeatter belonged to the
District Bar Association. He was
a member of the Masons here.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs.
Arlie Pittman Yeatter; two
brothers, William A. of McClure,
and John H. Yeatter. Burr Oak,
Mich., and a sister, Mrs. Emma
Gross of McClure.
Funeral services will be held at
4 p.m. tomorrow in the Hines
fjlheral home, 2901 Fourteenth
street N.W. Burial will be in
Rock Creek Cemetery.
Cap). Richard H. Houser,
Langley Officer, Dies at 28
Capt. Richard H. Houser, 28,
base operations officer at Langley
Air Force Base, died of cancer
this morning at Walter Reed Hos
pital.
The son of Col. and Mrs. Masch
H. Hourer, 2000 F street N.W., he
was born in Coblenz, Germany,
where his father was stationed
with the Army of Occupation
after World War I.
A graduate of West Point ini
1943. he was stationed at various (
Air Force bases in the country
during the war. An A-26 attack
bomber pilot with the 5th Air
Force in Japan for the last three
years, he returned in November
to join the staff at Langley.
He and Mrs. Houser, the former
Ellen Rose Chapalear, lived at
Benedict, Md.
Other survivors, besides his
widow and parents, are two
brothers, Maj. Robert Houser,
Camp Lejeune, N. C., and Travis
Houser, Bard College, Annandale
on-Hudson, N. Y. * %
Funeral services will be held at
2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fort Myer
Chapel. Burial will be in Arling
ton Cemetery.
Italy Has 7 Youth Hostels
Italy now has seven Youth Hos
tels, with accommodations cost
ing from 300 to 350 lire (about 55
cents) a night and meals 200 lire
(about 30 cents).
The Federal Spotlight
Veterans Organize to Battle
Careerists on Job Protection
By Joseph Young
The battle lines are forming in the bitter fight over the attempt
to modify veterans’ preference in order to give stronger job pro
tection rights to long-time non-veteran career employes.
A group has been formed to protect the interests of veterans in
Government. It is the Federal Employes Veterans' Association, and
its rounders announce that they
intend to organize on a Govern
ment-wide basis.
The group’s aims are in direct
contrast to the
recently organ
ized National
Association of
Career Em
ployes. which
numbers among
the bulK of its
members hip
non - veteran
career em
ployes.
Abraham
Z i e g ler, who
heads the. new
v e teran’s em
ployes group’s ,0,fph Toun*
Washington office, declares his
organization is pledged to the
protection of the merit system
but that its primary purpose is to
protect the preference rights now
enjoyed by veterans in Govern
ment employment.
Mr. Ziegler, a Veterans’ Ad
! ministration employe, says all
! members in his organization are
career employes themselves. He
| denounces as “untrue’’ reports that
, a great many veterans do not
| have status or not as competent
as non-veterans.
Mr. Ziegler adds the current
legislation to modify veterans
preference is a “wedge that would
be used eventually to undermine
the entire veterans preference
system.”
* * ik *
HEARINGS SET — Meanwhile,
the House Civil Service Commit
tee has voted to hold hearings on
the legislation opposed by the
new veterans’ employe group and
favored by the non-veteran ca
reerists.
Chairman Murray appointed
Representative Miller, Democrat,
of California, chairman of the sub
committee that will hold the hear
ings. No hearing date has been
set, but Mr. Miller is expected to
set the date next week.
* * * *
TOP PAY—House leaders have
agreed to bring up the top-bracket
Federal pay bill for House action a
week from today.
The rpeafcure would provide sub
stantial salary increases for the
Government's ton executives and
is strongly backed by the admin
istration. House approval is indi
cated.
* * * *
REGULAR PAYCHECKS—As
predicted here Sunday, Congress:
has approved legislation to insure
regular paydays for Government
employes during July. Federal
agencies also are permitted to in
cur other operating expenses A'hile
their 1950 appropriations bills are
still tied up in Congress. The
1950 fiscal year begins today.
* * * *
BLOCKED — A Senate Civil
Service subcommittee has killed,
for this year at least, the meas
ure to liberalize survivorship
benefits for widows of Federal em
ployes who died prior to Febru
ary 28, 1948.
The legislation would have
given them the benefits that were
provided for widows in last year’s
liberalized civil service retirement
act. However, the committee de
cidetj the measure was too costly.
* * * *
APPROVED—The group, how
ever, approved the bill to extend'
survivorship annuity benefits to;
the widowers of deceased Federal
employes. At present only widows
are entitled to the benefits. The
House already has approved the
legislation.
* * * *
MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT—The
House yesterday approved the lib
eralized Government employes’ in
jury compensation benefits bill.
The legislation would remove the
present $116 monthly ceiling lim
itation and would provide for a 75
per cent computation of salary
benefits, instead of the present
66% per cent.
As a result, benefits would be
St. John's College Seeks
Successor to Kietfer
By the Associated Press
BALTIMORE, July 1.—John
S. Kieffer’s resignation as St.
John's College president is effec
tive today, but no successor is like
ly to be named in "the very near
future.”
Richard F. Cleveland, Baltimore
attorney and chairman of the St.
John's Board of Visitors, said a
committee has been “working very
hard” to find a new president for
the Annapolis institution.
"We have a number of pro
spects,” he said, “but there’s no
likelihood of an appointment in
the very near future.”
Jacob Klein, dean of the hun
dred great books institution, w-ill
guide its affairs in the interim as
the senior officer. He has not ■
been made acting president, how
ever. _
CLOSE-OUT
| 100 NAVAL OFFICERS’
I WHITE SERVICE DRESS
Etc
f u. S. Naval Officers' white dress uni
I forms originally made up to sell for
1 $20—close-out price $11.
I Sizes 36 to 40
^ A Real Buy at
This Unusually
Low Price • *
Wilners
Custom. Tailors Since 1897
:C0R. 14th and N Sts. M.W. 1 ,
i nearly doubled in many cases.
The Senate also is expected to
, approve the measure, which ap
! pears to be the most important
; piece of Federal employe legisla
jtion that Congress will pass this
year.
* * * *
OKAYED—The House also has
approved the bill to grant propor
tionate annual and sick leave Den
efits to the povernment’s part-time
employes. These workers now do
not have any sick or annual leave
privileges.
The measure is a meritorious
one. Its sponsor is Chairman "Mur
ray of the House Civil Service
Committee.
* * * *
NEW ORDER — As discussed
here the other day, the Civil
Service Commission has issued a
;new order, giving preferential re
| hiring rights to career employes
i now facing dismissal from their
jjobs. The Individual agencies
I would have to rehire these dis
! missed careerists before hiring
I any outsiders, although the agen
cies could fill vacancies by ‘pro
j moting from within.”
VA — The following Veterans
| Administration employes here re
ceived cash awards for their
meritorious suggestions: May C.
Clark, Henry B. Corley, Mary S.
Heald, Wilfred Jordan, Ellen S.
Kehoe, William R. McMullen,
Irene Parsons, Margaret M. Peek
and Mary K. Stillwell.
'Be sure to listen in Sundays
at 11:15 a.m. over WMAL, The
Star station, for Joseph Young’s
broadcast version of the Federal
Spotlight, featuring additional
neios and views of the Govern
ment service.)
Camp Fund |
The Evening Star Summer Camp
Fund has passed its goal but will
continue to accept and acknowl
edge gifts to send other children
to camp. The following gifts are
; acknowledged today.
Previously acknowl
edged _$10,326.90
Hazel J. Heilman_ 6.00
Anonymous _ 15.00
Warren and Jim Krick__ 17.92
:Eleanor McR. Shumaker 10.00
Anonymous _ 5.00
Jane T. Glazebrook_ 10.00
In memory of May Wil
son _ 10.00
Lani. Ann, Sandra, Joan,
Pene and Dorothy_ 10.00
Total to date_$10,409.82
Two Brothers Executed
In Chair at Sing Sing
By tht Associated Press
OSSINING, N. Y„ July 1.—Two
brothers—convicted of a New
York holdup - slaying — died six
minutes apart last night In Sing
Sing prison's electric chair.
The brothers, Herman and
Harold Dupree, negroes, were con
victed of first-degree murder in
the Manhattan apartment house
! slaying of William Davis,
Last night was the first time
since 1942 that brothers have been
electrocuted together at Sing Sing.
On March 12, 1942. William and
Anthony Esposito, the so-called
“mad-dog killers,” died in the
same chair. The Espositos were
convicted of the Fifth Avenue
slayings of a holdup victim and a
policeman, Edward F. Maher.
Danes Have New Product
“Novopan,” block board made
from the wood wastes of sawmills,
veneer plants and planing mills,
will be made by a new plant at
Pindstrup, Denmark. The sur
face layers of Novopan will be
manufactured from shavings and
the center from other wood
wastes. By application of high
temperature and pressure, a
smooth board with a figured fin
ish, suitable for many construc
tion uses, will be produced.
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