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Miners Finish Holiday;
Robertson Hits Lewis On 3-Day Work Week By the Associated Press PITTSBURGH, July 4—For most of the Nation’s coal miners today marked the end of their annual 10-day paid holiday and the eve of the disputed three-day •work week ordered by John L. Lewis. Last Thursday, while the miners were on holiday, Mr. Lewis an nounced that although the bi tuminous contract expried that day, he was ordering all soft coal diggers east of the Mississippi to work three days a week starting tomorrow. The miners usually observe a “no contract-no work” policy. Because of the July 4 holiday, this week the mines will be man ned Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. After that the work days will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Action Stirs Protests. Mr. Lewis’ order—described by the United Mine Workers Journal as a move to cut down the current coal stockpile to a normal 25 million tons — drew immediate protest from Senator Robertson, Democrat, of Virginia who said a Eenate inquiry will be launched. Most coal operators termed the Lewis order "illegal” and said they would post work notices for every day of the week. Mr. Lewis did not indicate why he excluded the Nation’s western mines, which turn out about 20,000,000 tons annually. Senator Robertson questioned the legality of the Lewis order from a price-control standpoint. Hearing Seen This Month. “I can't believe that Congress, in exempting unions from the antitrust laws, even intended to confer on any union the right to control production and thereby to control prices,” he said. Senator Robertson said the matter may come up at a Senate Banking Committee investigation of coal industry operations, sched uled to get underway late this month or early in August. Mr. Lewis would be given an opportu nity to explain his action if he so desires, Senator Robertson said. Coal producers said the UMW leader was disregarding “the eco nomic needs of the public, the welfare of his union members and their families, and his contract with the operators.” The coal stockpile looms as a big issue in the current contract negotiations. Northern and West ern operators, and the United States Steel Corp., have been meeting with Mr. Lewis at White Sulphur Springs. W. Va., while Southern operators have been in contract discussions at Bluefleld, W. Va. Would Aid Lewis Position. Reduction of the coal reserve would greatly enhance Mr. Lewis’ position in the contract talks. The fiery UMW leader gave no indication how long the short work week would remain In effect, but the UMW journal said it would take 20 weeks to cut the present stockpile down to a nor mal 25,000,000 tons. Nor did the miners themselves care to say how they felt about working part time after ending their third “holiday” of the year. Last March, Mr. Lewis called the diggers out for two weeks, as sertedly to honor the memory of miners killed and injured. Many believed, however, that work stop page was to protest the appoint ment of Dr. James Boyd as direc tor of the Bureau of Mines. The Senate quickly confirmed the ap pointment. And in June, Mr. Lewis called the miners out again—this time for one week—to "stabilize” the industry. Truck Driver Forfeits $50 for Striking House A driver who "snoozed” at the wheel of his light truck at 4 a.m. yesterday forfeited $60 collateral on a charge of failing to give full attenetlon to driving after he plowed across four lawns and struck a home in the first blick of Franklin street N.E. Robert Lee Brown, 36, of the 700 block of Upshur street N.W., told police he nodded at the wheel. The next thing he knew, his truck had leaped the curb, rolled across the lawn at 55 Franklin street, then on down the shrubbery to Mrs. Margaret Allen’s home at No. 51, amid 53 and into a shower of bricks. The truck finally stopped on the lawn at 49 Frank lin street_ Weather Report District of Columbia — Sunny and hot with high in middle 90s this afternoon. Fair and contin ued warm tonight. Low about 73. Mostly sunny and continued hot tomorrow. Maryland and Virginia — Fair and warm tonight. Tomorrow mostly sunny and continued hot with highest temperature 92 to 98. Blyer Report. a (Prom United State# Rnttneere.) Potomac River, muddy at Harper* Perry and at Great Fall*; Shenandoah, muddy at Harper* Perry. Humidity. (Reedln(i at Waahlniton National Airport.) jfe»terday— Today— Noon -64 „ Percent. 4 p m.. 40 8 a m- -gj I p m._48 10 a.m. -- 71 Midnight_75 Record Temperature* Thi* Tear. Highest. 88, on June 20. Love»t, 21, on January 30. High and Lev (or Yesterday* 8,wh'7!\tVo688.Bmm' Tide Tables. C0M‘ » .m.m. * ::::::: ‘lillsS: » !: -10:29 a.m. 11 1. The 8na and Mean. SOAP BOX DERBY ASSEMBLY LINE—Three members of the Boys Club of Washington. Southeast branch, work on their coaster cars for the eighth Washington Soap Box Derby Saturday. Watch ing them is William Hinckley, an official of the club. The boys are John Reynolds, 15, of 1708 A street S.E.; Terry Potts, 13, of 3807 Minnesota avenue S.E., and Bruce Dobson, 14, of 543 Eleventh street S.E. —Star Staff Photo. MacArthur Questions Right of Communists To Legal Protection By the Associated Press TOKYO, July 4.—Gen. Mac Arthur castigated communism yes terday as “national and interna tional outlawry” and questioned its right to legal sanction. “That it should continue to ad vance its treacherous purposes be hind the shield of those very free doms which, to succeed, it must destroy, is one of the paradoxes of the age, and poses the question as to whether such a movement should longer be accorded the va lidity, the sanction and the pro tection of the law,” he declared. The Supreme Commander of the Allied powers in Japan made his remarks in a statement issued on the eve of American independence day. It came as Japanese Commu nists were trying to incite labor unrest and staging mass demon strations, and as the scheduled economy discharges of 100,000 Japanese government public serv ice workers raised a threat of nationwide strikes. Sees Jmm Unmoved. However, Gen. MacArthur stated, “Here in Japan the great masses of the people are unmoved by the line of Communist propa ganda, for. they fully comprehend the Incipient threat of the Com munist movement. "They are and will remain an effective bulwark to stem its ad vance east and discourage its ad vance south. There was no doubt that Gen. MacArthur’s statement was di rected principally to the Jap anese, who are somewhat fright ened and puzzled by the recent encroachment of Communism on the adjoining Asiatic continent. Reviewing American political concepts, as compared with Com munism, he said American de mocracy faced “two challenging tests" in Japan: “Its adaptability where tradi tion, culture and custom have been evolved under political, eco nomic and social concepts irrecon cilable with the concept of human freedom: and its power of re sistance, despite conditions of po litical instability, economic im poverishment and social unrest, to the appeal of the Communist propaganda.” Americanism Called Winner. On both counts, he said, Amer icanism was the winner and “the resulting blend between the best of the East and the best of the West is proving an impregnable front against Communism's most aggressive assaults.” Pulling no punches, he said Communism “gives the measure of its own weakness and forecast of its ultimate universal rejection as a philosophy or pattern of life.” “He said Communism "early found that its adherents could not command the political power required to implement the pro gram through normal, peaceful or constitutional processes" and therefore made a merger “with the terroristic concept known as nihilism, which sought the de struction of existing governments by assassination *and other vio lence as the means to seize po litical power.” | Communism, he continued, "has emerged as an instrument of force and intimidation to permit mino rity elements by stealth, infiltra tion and deceit to seize the politl Four Drivers Who Did Well In Past Derbies to Race Again Four veteran drivers who have missed winning previous Derbies by a few seconds will be among the starters when the eighth Washington Soap Box Derby gets underway Saturday on Pennsyl vania avenue S.E They are: Alfred Ashton, 13, of 2802 Thirty-first stret S.E., who will be driving car No. 1. Eddie Diehl, 14, of 3610 Lee boulevard, Arlington, Va., with car No. 18. Robert Rogers, 12, of 5512 Hunt ington parkway, Bethesda, driver of car No. 334. Bobby Yates, 13, of 106 West moreland avenue, Takoma Park, who will be in car No. 79. Racing in Fourth Derby. Alfred Ashton, who will be rac ing in his fourth Derby, was run ner-up to Jack Broyles last year for the city championship. He was runner-up in class B in 1946, his first race, but was eliminated in the quarter finals two years ago. Alfred, a student at Kramer Junior High' School, was "co star” of the technicolor motion picture produced this year by the All-American Soap Box Derby Committee. Class “B” winner and runner up for the city championship in 1947 was Eddie Diehl. Last yearj he was eliminated in the quarter finals. Robert Rogers, a student at Bethesda Elementary School, came in second last year in the class "B” final. Before building his car for this year’s race, he constructed an exact scale model which he put through caieful tests. 15,000 Spectators Expected. Bobby Yates has been in the class "B” final for the last two years. In 1947 he came in behind Eddie Diehl. Last year, he ran third, behind Alfred Ashton and Robert Rogers. More than 15,000 spectators are sxpected at “Derby Downs as the (leld of 200 youthful race drivers compete for the chance to repre sent Washington at the All-Amer ican Soap Box Derby at Akron, Derby Guide The event—A coaster race for boys 11 to 15, in which contestants drive cars of their own building. Place—Pennsylvania avenue between Branch and Alabama avenues S.E. Time—9 a.m. Saturday. A parade of contestants will precede the racing, which will continue throughout the day. The final heat, pitting the Class “A" champion with the Class “B” winner, will be about 4 p.m. Sponsors—The Star and the District Department of the American Legion, in associa tion with Chevrolet. Bus Transportation — The Hillcrest bus. route C-6, of the Capital Transit Co., leaving Seventeenth street and Penn sylvania avenue S.E., which point can be reached by street cars on routes 30 and 90, and B-2 buses. Washington, Marl boro and Annapolis buses, laevlng from 403 Pennsylvania avenue N.W., also pass the course. Broadcasts — On-the-spot broadcasts from the finish line can be heard on WMAL, The Evening Star station, from time to time throughout the day. The exact schedule will be announced shortly. Seating — As provided by spectators. Ohio, August 14. First prize ml the Akron race is a four-year college scholarship. <It's free and it’s fun—attend, the Washington Soap Box \ Derby.) cal power from the majority ruling under constitutional process. Lust for Personal Power. “As befits the character of its leadership, its sole underlying motive is to serve the lust for personal power. “To such end it has become the rallying media for the male fastor, the corruptible and the fool and it welds these sub-normal ele ments of society into an organized, disciplined «nd effective force in order, by tne spread of confusion, unrest and violence, to disrupt the cohesion and strength in an other wise orderly society. “Communism thus has emerged as a movement of national and international outlawry, without true philosophic basis, which of fers nothing but ultimate enslave ment to those segments of the human race which become its prey.’’ __ -- Justice Douglas Reaches Volcano's Lava Areas By lhwA»»oeiat»d Pr»i$ TEHERAN; Iran, July 4.—Su preme Court Justice Douglas, who came to Iran to climb Mount Dem avend, highest peak in southwest Asia, has reached the lava areas on the quiescent volcano. Justice Douglas and his son, William O. Douglas. Jr., are being accompanied by their host, Oen. Amanollah Jehanbanl, chief of the Iranian athletic committee, and several of his assistants. Sources close to Justice Douglas said yesterday it is virtually im possible for him to reach Dema vend’s crest, 18,934 feet high, be cause of the short time remaining for the expedition. Two District Youths Arrested After Picnic Shooting Hoax Two Washington youths were arrested and charged with dis orderly conduct Saturday night in connection with a shooting hoax they reportedly perpetrated while pickniclcing in Fort Foote, Md., on the Potomac River in Prince Georges County. The two are Donald Kern, 20, of 454 Newcomb street S.E.. and Louis Hazelrigg, 21, of 4500 Third street 6.E. They became the object of a search by District, Park and Prince Georges Ijolice after authorities reported Hazelrigg faked a fight with his girl companion, then ap parently fell to the ground as a shot sounded. Kern and his girl friend, who earlier had been with the other couple, drove up after the shot, loaded Hazelrigg into a ear with the help of two other picknickers, and drove off. Charles Oauett, 4216 Wheeler road 8.E., one of the two helpers, apparently was convinced there had been a shooting although he saw no blood. He called Park police. The car, with all four occupants alive and sound, was found later parked in Anacostia Park by Pvt, J. V. Fitzpatrick of the Park police. All four were taken before Jus tice of the Peace J. P. Cox in Oxon Hill. The girls sgere released and Kern forfeited collateral. Hazel rigg had insufficient money and was sent to the Marlboro jail, but later was released under $100 bond. Wagner's Son Willing To Run for Senate ly the Associated Press Robert P. Wagner, jr„ of New York, last night indicated a will ingness to succeed his father ^n the Senate. The elder Wagner, a member of the Senate for 22 years, resigned last week for reasons of health. Young Wagner, in a prepared radio interview, discounted all rumors that Oov. Dewey of New York, the* 1948 and 1944 Repub lican presidential candidate, would appoint him to his father’s former seat until a special elec tion is held this fall. “The Republican Party would chew him (Dewey) to pieces if he did that," Mr. Wagner said. “The only way I could ever be a United States Senator,” Mr. Wagner said, "would be for me to receive the nomination from the New York Democratic Party lead ers and then beat the daylights out of any candidate Mr. Dewey or the Republican Party chose to be my opponent.” The successful candidate in the November election will fill Senator Wagner’s seat until his term ex pires at the end of 1950. Oov. Dewey, meantime, is expected to make an interim appointment. The appointee would serve until after the coming election. Most New York Democrats be lieve that Herbert H. Lehman, a former three-time Governor of the Empire State has the inside track for the Democratic nomination to succeed Senator Wagner. Both parties will select their nominees at conventions to be held late this summer. 60 Burmese Rebels Reported Killed in Raid RANGOON, Burma, July 4.— The Burmese government an nounced yesterday that more than 60 rebels were killed when they attacked a village a few miles south of Mandalay. The "large” band attacking Ta du in the Sagaing district was routed, the communique said. Other government troops were reported advancing toward rebel held Yeu, a railroad terminus northwest of Mandalay. Camels can drink 12 to II gallons of water in half an hour. RESORTS. WILDWOOD, N. J. WlUwaaS: fc. f_Eie«an. k.H^tw: Nice roaau and 3 neala per day, MS week aer perns, 3 la ream. Wear lea ok, Write or pkeae. Wounded Youth, Girl ' * He Saved From Bandit Are Wed in Hospital ly th» Associated Prass LOS ANGELES, July 4.—A wounded youth and the girl he saved from a bandit's attack are man and wife today. It was a far cry from the church wedding the young sweethears had planned. Instead, Alwyn (Sonny) Ivers, 19, his face swathed in bandages, was married to little Betty Bowen in a solemn bedrid^ ceremony at General Hospital. Tears glistened on the blond 16 year-old girl's cheeks as she breathed the words “I do.” Son ny, his bullet-shattered Jaw bound in wires, nodded his head and managed a husky whisper. The rites were conducted less than 40 hours after Sonny had fought and killed a masked lovers' lane bandit who threatened his girl. The Rev. Walter Pegg of the First Baptist Church in near by Huntington Park read a sim ple scriptural service.. The bride's mother,' Mrs. Sybil Drake, and her sister and maid of honor, Norma Lagatha Bowen, 14, stood beside her. Mrs. Edna Ruth Ivers flew here from Okla homa City to be at her son’s side. She had forbidden the cer emony in the interest of young Ivers’ condition until late yes terday afternoon. ' Lifting one bandaged arm. the bridegroom accepted a delicate platinum wedding band from his best man and lifelong chum, Arthur Cranfleld, 17. He slipped it gently on Betty’s tiny Anger. “Now kiss the bride,” Mr. Peggj said. And Betty, her cheeks moist, bent and kissed Sonny’s bandaged face. From under the sheets Ivers’ arm came and cir cled her and pressed her to him. Sonny was shot by the holdup man, later Identified as William E. Brock, 18, as he and Betty were parked on a hill Friday night. Betty told sheriff’s officers Brock took Sonny's wallet at gunpoint and then said "he'd do what he wanted with me.” She said Sonny leaped at the holdup man and, though shot in the scuffle, grap pled with Brock. Betty said she got Brock's gun when it dropped and handed it to Sonny, who shot j the youth four times. Home Town Turns Out To Honor Les Biffle By th» Anociotod Prill PIGGOTT. Ark.. July 4.—Les Biflle, who left here 40 years ago to take a clerical job in Washing ton and who is now secretary of the United States Senite, was honored at his old home yester day. He was given a reception, bat the climax will come today when Vice President Barkley, an old Senate friend, unveils a bronze bust of Mr. Biflle. The bust, executed by Felix Deweldon, .Washington sculptor, will be placed In the post office here. The reception was held in the home of Carl Pfeiffer, Piggott cot ton dealer. The shirt-sleeved Mr. Biflle shook hands with several hundred persons who called be tween 3 and 6 p.m. Frances Greer, Metropolitan Opera soprano, who is a native of Piggott, sang. Gov. Sid McMath and Arkansas Education Commissioner A. E. Bonds, Jr., flew here from Little Rock and were joined later by Senators Fulbrlght and McClellan of Arkansas who arrived by plane from Washington. The Vice President will arrive this morning by plane. He will I be accompanied by Presidential I Assistant John R. Steelman, At torney General Clark, Federal Education Commissioner Earl Mc Grath and Representative Gath lngs of Arkansas. Italian Seamen’s Strike Ends After 17 Days By the Associated Press ROME, July 4.—The 17-day seamen’s strike ended today. The walkout had tied up Italy’s pas senger-carrying merchant marine at the height of the tourist season. < Shipowners and union officials signed an agreement this morning calling for a 200 per cent increase in pensions, a $5-a-month un employment bonus, and a definite hiring schedule. Sailors returned to work immediately. The strike started in Genoa June 17 when seamen refused to man the 20.000-ton luxury liner Saturnia scheduled to sail that day for New. York. Spreading rapidly through Italy’s major ports, the strike immobilized most of Italy's ocean-going passenger fleet. Shipowners estimate the walk out cost approximately $2,000,000. American Singer Rules Danish Town for Day By th« AsraiatW tris» AALBORO, Denmark, July 4.— Danish-American Singer Carl Brlsson became mayor of Aalborg today—for 24 hours. The singer wag handed t£ie golden key of the city by Mayor Marius Anderson at a lunch given by the town council and attended by Prime Minister Hans Hedtoft and a number of Danish-Ameri eans here on a vacation trip. The ceremony Is a July 4 tra dition here. The honorary mayor alty of this city of 81,000 la be stowed each year on a well-known Danish-American. Last year the recipient was actor Jean Hersholt. Moth Lays Many Eggs The flying adult moth lives only a few weeks,. but during that time lays from 100 to 300 tiny, soft white eggs.__ Cameras BOUGHT — SOLD — RENTED-REPAIRED SOMMERS SSSm 714 14th St. N.W. (Med Bid*.) Mi. om LOS ANGELES.—HERO MARRIED IN HOSPITAL-Alwyn (Sonny) Ivers. 19. of Oklahoma City, seriously wounded while protecting his fiance from a gunman Friday night, was married to 16 year-old Betty Bowen in a ceremony at his bedside in General Hospital yesterday. Left to right: The Rev. Walter Pegg, who officiated; Miss Bowen, Norma Bowen, 14, the bride’s sister and maid of honor; Alwyn, Arthur Cranfleld, 17, the best man; Leslfe Ivers. Alwyn’s brother; Mrs. Ruth Ivers, his mother; Mrs. Sybil Drake, Betty’s mother, and Gus Drake, her stepfather. —AP Wirephoto. Gl Who Flattened Red Officers Fined. Faces Ouster From Army ly the Associated Press VIENNA. Austria, July 4.—Pfc. Edward Touhey, the one-man gang who flattened eight Russian officers recently, has ‘been given a suspended sentence of six months at hard labor. A United States Army board of review has recom mended that he be discharged “for the convenience of the Govern ment.” Touhey, a bugler in the 350th Infantry Drum and Bugle Corps, took part in the Independence Day parade in Camp McCauley today. He told a reporter, “I want to stay in the Army.”_ The soldier, who comes from Howard Beach, Queens. N.Y., was sentenced after a court martial which grew out of his attack on the Russian officers at two Soviet occupied hotels in downtown Vienna May 5. He was convicted of being drunk and disorderly. Charges of attacking Russian offi cers were dropped for lack of evi dence, because the Russians in volved declined to testify. Touhey also was sentenced to forfeit two thirds of his pay for six months—in effect, a #300 fine. This was confirmed by the review’ board. Administration Trying To Work Out Policy bn Red-Divided China ■ y th« Associated Prttl The administration is'cautious ly trying to work out a new policy toward Communist-split China. This effort, the first really posi tive American approach to the subject in several years, Is being carried on mainly through con ferences in a number of world capitals. How well it succeeds may be indicated in the immediate future, when Secretary of State Acheson and President Truman reply to questions raised by Senators bit terly critical of the State Depart ment's recent handling of Chinese affairs. The two big problems confront ing policymakers, diplomatic au thorities said. ar£ _ 1. What' should • the ’ United States—in close co-operation with Britain, France and other West ern powers—do about establishing economic and diplomatic relations with the Chinese Communists? 2. What ? should? this CJo^em ment do about strengthening whatever effective anti-Commun 1st forces are left by the crumbling Chinese Nationalist government? Solid Front Sought. On the problem of dealing with the Chinese Communists, Ameri can diplomats have been con ferring with their Western col leagues in the Chinese, British and French capitals, as well as In Washington. in general tne Americans nave urged a solid front in the Far East, as in Europe, with the same re strictions against selling war ma terials as those which now apply to trade with Communist coun tries elsewhere. While the decision is yet to be made, most officials here believe that eventually—some months from now—the United States will try to establish a working rela tionship with the Chinese Com munist regime expected to be set up next fall. Mr. Truman has yet to reply to a letter from 21 Senators who de manded that he speak out against 'recognizing the Chinese Com munists. Special Envoy Here. In addition, either the President or Mr. Acheson probably will have to meet the demands of what Senator Khowland, Republican, of California called a “large num ber” of Senators who want the United States to undertake a new China aid program. The active president of Nation alist China, Li Sung-Jen, has a special envoy here to discuss with the White House and State De partment a secret plan for a stand against the Communists in Western China. This envoy is working for Amer ican aid. But at the moment his efforts, like those of the Senators, appear slated for a polite but firm turndown. Nor has there been any sign that the administration is ready to commit itself on its future attitude toward a Chinese Com munist government yet to be organized._ Mint Earns 35 Million The United States mint earns $35,000,000 a year on the differ ence between the value of the metal going into the coins and the true value of the coins. Adventists Hear Plea For Local Option as 10-Day Session Ends A plea for local option rather than material prohibition was made yesterday by Elder Charles' S. Longacre, Seventh-day Ad- j ventist minister and associate secretary of the American Tem perance Society. He disclosed prohibition on a national scale will never be tried again because it is impossible for “wet officials to enforce dry laws.” Elder Longacre spoke to 2,000 persons at the closing session of the 10-day camp meeting of the Seventh-day Adventists’ Potomac Conference at Sligo Church, Ta koma Park. He said local option “is making prohibition effective where it is judicially, consistently and per sistently applied. The drys, as a rule, profited by their past mis takes and are making stepping stones out of past defeats.” Citing that this country’s 2,500, 000 chronic alcoholics are “incur able,” he said the Johns Hopkins Hospital alcoholic clinic has re ported the greater percentage of its cases were the 18-to-21-year old class. He advocated the spiritual re birth of the drinker himself as the ultimate solution of the liquor problem. Elder Francis D. Nichol, editor of the Review and Herald, Ad ventist church paper, also spoke at the closing session. The Potomac Conference, spon sor of the meeting, includes Ad ventist churches in Washington, Maryland aad Virginia. Norton to Curb Junket-Minded House Members |y the Associated Press m Travel-minded House members may run into difficulty this year getting money to finance their junkets. The “go-slow” sign was hoisted today by Representative Mary T. Norton, Democrat, of New Jersey, chairman of the House Adminis tration Committee, which handles miscellaneous House financing. “Committees wanting money for their expenses will have to justify them,” she told a reporter, and added "I have never considered a junket justified.” That doesn’t mean, Mrs. Norton said, that thumbs will be turned down on every travel proposal that comes before her committee. But it’s going to be a tough job proving that there’s a good reason for the trip. Quite a few House members already are quietly contemplating trips to foreign climes after Con gress adjourns. Europe, Asia, Alaska and the islands of the Pacific are on tentative itineraries, with Hawaii likely to retain its position as the main magnet for world-conscious Congressmen. ■ AWNINGS MADE TO ORDER DELIVERY HV 10-12 DAYS A Wide Selection Of Patterns Coll. Now for Froo ‘Istimoto CITY AWNING CO. 3930 Goorfio Avo. N.W. RA. 5100 Unions Sound Call For Defeat of Senators Who Voted Taft Bill ly Allocated Pr«,» Union leaders rallied their members today for an all-out fight in the 1950 elections against the Senators who vjted to scut tle the administration's Taft Hartley repeal bill. In week-end statements, they called for the political scalps of Senator Taft, Republican, of Onio and those lawmakers who backed his substitute proposals for the administration measure. Senator Taft's amendments, which repealed the labor-hated Taft-Hartley law in name but kept most of its provisions, were approved by the Senate last week on a 50-to-40 vote. "The votes of 49 Senators who supported Mr. Taft indicate their .desire to go down with him,” de clared A. F. Whitney, president of' the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. Mr. Whitney blasted away at those who voted for the Taft bill in a front-page editorial in the Trainman News. "It is unfortunate," he said, “that only one-third of our Sena tors come up for re-election in 1950.” Of those who do, he added, the ones who supported Senator Taft are sure to be defeated. CIO President Philip Murray said Saturday in the weekly CIO News that his organization has "scorn, contempt and unalterable opposition” to the "cynical and short-sighted men” who shredded the administration bill. “Apparently the peoples' victory in 1948 was not enough,” he said, adding: “In the present situation there can be only one answer—a full exercise by the people of their democratic rights at the polls in November, 1950.” An AFL spokesman noted that his organization holds a political meeting July 27 and commented: “It should be pretty clear what our move will be.” Sicilian Bandits Sought In Slaying 4 Policemen By the Associated Press ROME, July 4.—Heavily-armed police and carabinieri today combed the mountain areas near Palermo, Sicily, in search of ban bits who shot and killed four policemen and wounded four oth ers Saturday night. A number of suspects already have been arrested, newspaper dispatches fronA the Sicilian capi tal said. 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