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irk WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 1949—FORTY-EIGHT PAGES.
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$125 Pay Increase for 850,000
Classified Workers, Raise for Top
Executives Voted by Senate Unit
_ 4-.
Legislative Aides
To Be Covered in
Separate Bill
By Joseph Young
The Senate Civil Service Com
mittee today approved the $125
average pay raise bill for the Gov
ernment's 850,000 classified em
ployes and also approved sub
stantial salary increases for the
Government's top executives.
The measures were reported as
separate bills. The committee
also authorized Senator Long,
Democrat, of Louisiana, chairman
of the pay subcommittee, to in
troduce a bill later today granting
a $120 pay raise to all legislative
employes.
Senator Long's measure also is
expected to include provisions in
creasing the salaries of admin
istrative assistants to members of
Congress from $10,300 to $12,000
a year, and secretaries from $7,500
to $9,000 a year. Professional
staff members on Capitol Hill
would have their pay increased
from $10,330 to $12,000 a year as
well.
Would Include District Employes.
The pay reclassification meas
ure would provide an average
SI25-a-year pay increase for the
Government's classified employes
-icluding District government
classified workers.
Some employes in the upper sal
ary brackets would get consider
ably more—as much as $670 a
year, but most Federal employes
would receive pay increases around
the $125 mark. The schedule
showing how each Federal classi
fied employe would fare under
the pay measure was carried in
The Star's Federal Spotlight col
umn on Wednesday, July 20. This
schedule, indorsed by Senator
Long's subcommittee, was ap
proved today by the full commit
tee.
The reclassification bill also
would abolish the Government’s
present efficiency rating system
and substitute a more simplified
one, with employes rated as either
satisfactory or unsatisfactory.
Those workers who have out
. standing records could be graded
as “outstanding."
Cash Awards Provided.
Also included in the measure
is a provision whereby supervisors
would be given cash awards for
operating their units efficiently
with the least possible eost. Com
mitee members say the purpose
of this proviso is to encourage
the Government to get rid of
unnecessary employes.
The top bracket bill approved
by the committee today is sim
ilar to the measure approved by
the House several weeks ago.
Cabinet members would have
their salaries increased from the
present $15,000 rate to $25,000 a
year. Undersecretaries would re
ceive $20,000, while various agency
and bureau heads, who now re
ceive $10,000 salaries would get
about $15,000 to $18,000 a year.
The number of other agency
officials not included in the top
racket bill were placed in the
eclassiflcation measure, w'hich
vould give them salaries of $15,000
i year. The general reclassiflca
ion bill raises the Federal pay
wiling . for classified employes
.rom $10,330 to $15,000 a year.
The House Civil Service Com
mittee has just completed hear
mgs on general Federal pay re
lassiflcation legislation and is ex
pected to report its bill by the end
of the week.
Korean Goes on Trial
As Kim's Assassin
•y the Associated Press
SEOUL, Korea, Aug. 3.—Lt. Ahn
Ooo Hi w#nt on trial today on a
harge of assassinating Kim Koo,
President of the Korean govern
ment-in-exile in China during
World War H. Kim was killed
June 26.
Brig. Gen. Won Young Duk pre
sided at the trial, which opened
before 400 spectators.
The prosecution charges Ahn
killed Kim when he learned the
political leader sought to unseat
President Syngman Rhee of the
Korean Republic.
King Haakon 77 Today
OSLO. Aug. 3 (JP).—King Haa
kon VII of Norway celebrated his
77th birthday anniversary today
at his summer palace outside
Oslo.
Late News
Bulletin
D. C. Man's Body Found
CHESAPEAKE BEACH, Md.
UP).—The body of Ray W.
Smith, 31, of 1732 Calvert
street N.W., Washington, was
found floating off a break
water today. Dr. Hugh Ward,
Calvert County medical exam
iner, said there were no marks
•f violence on the body.
Aga Khan Robbed of $450,000
By 4 Men Wielding Tommyguns
He and Wife Waylaid Outside Riviera Villa as
They Leave to Visit Aly at Deauville
By the Associated Press
CANNES, France, Aug. 3.—The
Aga Khan's wife said today that
four bandits robbed her and her
husband of jewels and money
worth $450,000. .
The theft occurred at noon as
the Aga Khan and the Begum,
with a maid and a chauffeur, left
their Riviera villa here en route
to Deauville to visit their son. Aly
Khan, and daughter-in-law, Rita
Hayworth.
The Begum said four shabbily
dressed men. speaking with Span
ish or Italian accent and carrying
tommy guns, got away with one
25-carat diamond worth 25.000,000
francs.
The men. who had been waiting
in a black automobile, approached
the car, holding their guns menac
ingly and said:
"Keep quiet. Don't make any
noise. Hand over those bags and
there won't be any trouble.”
"We gave them three large
handbags that were in the car."
said the Begum, whose husband
is one of the world's richest men
She said the bags contained
their passports and plane tickets
for Deauville and she didn't know
whether she and her husband
would go to Deauville tomorrow.
The Begum said she and her
husband were offering 5,000,000
francs to any one who would iden
tify the bandits.
She said the bandits didn't take
some less costly jewelry she was
wearing.
4 Hold Up Jewelry Store
Near Prince Aly's Villa
DEAUVILLE. France, Aug. 3 (JP).
—Four masked men, armed with
submachine guns, yesterday held
up the Van Cleef & Arpels jew
elry store here and escaped in a
waiting car.
Newspapers estimated value of
the 32 pieces of jew-elry lost at
50,000,000 to 100.000.000 francs
($160,000 to $320.0001.
The Van Cleef and Arpels store
is located less than a block from
the villa occupied by Prince Aly
Khan and his wife, Rita Hay
worth.
Britain Charges Reds
Organize New Slavery
By 'Mass Production’
10,000,000 Declared Held
In Bondage; Russians
Assail 'Smokescreen'
By the Associated Fra*•
GENEVA, Switzerland, Aug. 3
—B Stain formally accused Rus
sia today of maintaining 10,000 -
009 slav*; laborers in “a new slav
ery organized cn a mass produc
tion basis.”
Russia retorted in the United
Nations Economic and Social
Council here that the British
charge simply was a smokescreen
to cover up Britain's own labor
troubles.
The United States proposed ap
pointment of a U. N. commission
of 11 to inquire into “the nature
and extent of forced labor”
throughout the world. The Amer
ican resolution suggested em
phasis in such an inquiry be
placed on “situations involving
large numbers of persons or wide
spread practices of forced labot.”
The British charges were made
by Corley Smith, British delegate
who presented what he described
as a copy of a “corrective labor
codex of the Russian Soviet Fed
erated Socialist Republic” on
rules for labor camps in the So
viet Union. The R. S. F. S. R. is
Russia's largest republic, with
Moscow as its capital.
Insists System Is Humane.
Russia retorted that the codes
presented by Britain actually rep
| resented a humane system with
i “re-education of the people’’ as
one of its aims. The Soviet dele
gate said the code's object was
to place persons sentenced to
penal servitude “in conditions
which make .it impossible for
them to do anything hostile to
Soviet society.’’
Mr. Smith had demanded that
the Russian delegate give a
straight answer, yes or not,
whether the Soviet Union would
permit an investigation.
Soviet Delegate Amasasp Aru
tiunian countered with the charge
that Britian's Labor government
had initiated a hostile campaign
against the Soviet Union to de
tract attention from its own
economic difficulties.
He said the corrective labor
codex quoted by Mr. Smith was
published in England in an Eng
lish translation in 1936 and de
clared:
“In trying to make us believe it
has unearthed a sensation the
United Kingdom does nothing but
follow the usual campaign based
(See SLAVES. Page A-6.)
House Hearings Planned
On Red Influence in Plants
The House Committee on Un
American Activities announced
today it will hold hearings soon
on Communist influence in “vital
and strategical industrial plants”
in the Pittsburgh area.
A committee announcement
stated information had been re
ceived indicating substantial Com
munist activity in units of the
United Electrical, Radio and Ma
chine Workers’ Union (CIO) in
and near Pittsburgh.
The hearings, it was explained,
will be conducted “with a view of
I determining whether legislation
should be proposed requiring in
dustrial plants engaged in certain
work for the Government to set up
security standards for the protec
tion of Government secrets.”
9
Senate ECA Bill Held
Barring Reich Shift
From Rule by Army
State Department Protests
Dropping of Amendment
Approved by House
ly th« Atiociattd Pr*n
The State Department has pro
tested to Senate leaders that the!
new foreign aid bill would block
the Army from turning over Ger
man occupation duties to civilian
control.
This surprise development
cropped up as the Senate met to
try to untangle the snarl over the
$5,647,724,000 foreign aid measure.
Democratic Leader Lucas said!
the State Department protested
the action of the Senate Appropri
ations Committee in stripping
House amendments from the bill.
He predicted these amendments
will be restored to eliminate this
threat. But until the action is
taken, the transfer, scheduled to
take place in a few weeks, would
be impossible, he added.
Shows Memorandum.
Senator Lucas showed reporters
a memorandum from the State
Department saying the commit
tee's action “would block current
plans for the transfer to the De
partment of State of responsibility
for the government of Germany.”
The memorandum added the
President would be denied the au
thority to transfer any of the
functions or funds given the Army
to any other Government agency.
The foreign aid measure was
"(See FOREIGN AIdTPage A-4.)
Pilot Killed as Plane Falls
Into Yard of House
By the Associated Press
LAWRENCE, N. Y., Aug. 3.—A
plane crashed into the yard of S.
Ralph Lazrus, president of the
Ben Rus Watch Co., today, killing
the pilot.
The identity of the pilot and
the type of plane was n(rt immedi
ately known.
Mrs. Lazrus said she was giving
her 16-year-old daughter, Peggy,
some medicine in the kitchen of
their home when “there was a
crash that blew the medicine out
of my hand.”
She said a nearby house caught
Are. She was not sure whether
there was an explosion after the
plane hit.
The plane tore a-huge hole in
the ground and sheared off some
trees, Mrs. Lazrus said.
Denfeld Expects
Atlantic Defense
Force This Year
U. S. Chiefs of Staff
Meet 3 Hours With
British Leaders
By the Associated Press
LONDON. Aug. 3.—A defense
organization under the Atlantic
treaty “might be set up before the
end of the year,” Admiral Louis E.
Denfeld, American chief of naval
operations, said today.
That brief statement from the
naval member of the American
Joint Cniefs of Staff was the first
direct indication of their progress
in meetings with the military lead
ers of the pact nations:
Admiral Denfeld spoke after he.
Army Gen. Omar N. Bradley and
Air Force Gen. Hoyt S. Vanden
berg met for more than three
hours with the British chiefs of
staff.
Asked how soon a defense
mechanism for the Atlantic pact
could be established, Admiral
Denfeld replied, “I should think
it will not be too long. It might
be before the end of the year."
Responsible officials said the
American chiefs want Britain
and other pact partners to prom
ise prompt, large-scale military
unity in a common defense pro
gram.
The American groups arrived
last night from Germany for two
days of conferences in London
before going to Paris late tomor
row.
Admiral Denfeld told newsmen
the British and Americans weie
considering how the 12-nation At
lantic alliance would absorb the
military staff already set up by
the five-nation Western European
Union. Britain. Prance, Belgium.
Holland and Luxembourg last year
established a joint military com
mittee headed by Field Marshal
Viscount Montgomery.
Full Merger Sought.
Well-informed sources here said
the American chiefs of staff want
the five Western Union powers to
merge their forces and defense re
sources Into a tightly knit Atlantic
pact framework.
Some reluctance against such a
full-scale merger has been unoffi
cially reported among the Western
Union partners.
The informants said American
military chiefs hope to get an
agreement on unification to allry
any doubt in Congress that the
Atlantic treaty partners will pull
together in case of aggression.
Peril to Arms Aid Feared.
Admiral Denfeld, Gen. Bradley
and Gen. Vandenberg have care
fully and specifically said their
current tour does not include dis
cussion of President Truman’s
$1,450,000,000 arms aid program
because it is still being debated
by Congress. But other officials
here feel that failure to agree on
unification would jeopardize con
gressional approval of armaments
aid.
Admiral Denfeld was asked by
reporters last night what effect
the Atlantic pact would have on
Field Marshal Viscount Montgom
ery's five-power military set up.
‘‘I don’t know” he replied.
7see~STAFT~CHIEFS, Page A-5.)
$50,000 Cargo Burns
On President Liner
By the Associated Press
HONG KONG. Aug. 3.—Fire de
stroyed about $50,000 worth of
cargo today on the 15,450-ton ship
President Wilson of the American
President Lines.
More than 2,000 bags of dried
coconut burned. No damage was
suffered by the ship itself. The
fire is believed to have started
from sparks from a welding torch.
Girl Rescued Twice From River
Within Minutes on NightCruise
A Navy Department clerk, Miss
Pauline Baker, 21, was saved
twice from the Georgetown Chan
nel within a matter of minutes
early today when she fell off a
cabin cruiser and then was in a
boat that capsized with three male
rescuers.
The men are Franklin B.
Moore, 21, an insurance man, of
1426 Twenty-first street N.W.;
Thomas H. Stephan, 21, a book
keeper, of 1740 P street N.W., and
Leslie Aaron, skipper of the cabin
cruiser.
Miss Baker, Mr. Moore and Mr.
Stephan, with three other friends,
had gone for a night ride aboard
the 46-foot cabin cruiser. When
they returned, they anchored off
Hains Point and prepared to go!
ashore in a 14-foot outboard mo
tor boat.
"I stepped from the yacht onto
the boat,” Miss Baker said. “As I
did, the boat began to slip away
from the yacht. I fell in the
water.”
Mr. Aaron jumped into the wa
ter and helped Miss Baker into
the bo&t. Mr. Moore and Mr. Ste
phan already were in the small
boat.
Then Mr. Aaron started to step
back onto the yacht. As he did,
he lost his balance. The small
boat capsized, throwing him, Miss
Baker, and the others, into the
water. They all helped the water
soaked Miss Baker back on the
cruiser. .
In the meantime, some one on
shore called harbor police. The
group was taken ashore in a police
boat.
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Fancy, Rail Official, Appointed
To Head Reserve Policy Board
Unification Bill Waits
Truman's Signature
After House Passage
By the Associated Pres*
William T. Faricy. president of
the Association of American Rail
roads, today was named head of
the National Military Establish
ments new Civilian Reserve Pol
icy Board.
Mr. Faricy’s appointment by
Secretary of Defense Johnson was
another step in efforts to strength
en organization of the Nation’s
military setup.
Legislation giving the Defense
Secretary additional powers in
consolidating the armed forces
was passed by Congress and sent
to the White House yesterday.
Only President Truman’s signa
ture is needed to make the meas
ure law'.
Mr. Johnson's announcement
said the Civilian Reserve Policy
Board will co-ordinate the poli
cies and programs of the Organ
ized Reserve. This includes the
WILLIAM T. FAR1CY.
~Star Staff Photo.
Reserve of the Army. Navy and
Air Force and of the National
Guard, both ground 4nd air.
Other similar moves are ex
(8ee~ UNIFICATION, Page A-5.1
Drafters of Arms Bill
Called by Committee
As Revision Nears
Open Hearings Delayed;
Two Who Helped Prepare
Program to Testify
By J. A. O'Leory
The administration’s $1,450,000,
000 foreign arms program is ex
pected to undergo substantial
changes before it reaches either
the House or Senate.
The House Foreign Aflairs Com
mittee took time out from public
hearings today to go into a closed
huddle with experts who helped
draft the bill. At the same time,
Senate leaders put off until Mon
day the public hearings they had
intended to start today.
At both ends of the Capitol
there were clear signs the scope of
the bill will be narrowed down
and, in all probability, the amount
reduced.
Gen. Lemnitzer to Testify.
“We have not yet received the
answers to the questions bother
ing us,” said Representative Vorys,
Republican, of Ohio. "\Ve hope
to get down to brass tacks now.”
He presumably had in mind to
day’s closed session with Maj. Gen.
Lyman Lemnitzer of the Army
and Dr. Lloyd V. Berkner of the
State Department. Committee
.sources said they helped draft the
bill in the departments.
Mr. Vorys believes an interim
program, cut to about half the
administration figure, would be
sufficient until the North Atlantic
pact is in full force. He also
wants guarantees that arms sent
to Western Europe will be used
in a co-ordinated defense system
if war comes.
Vandenberg Clarifies Stand.
Senators Vandenberg of Mich
igan and Dulles of New York.
Republican leaders of b‘ partisan
foreign policy, also have taken a
stand for a moderate interim pro
gram at this session, without in
dicating any figures.
Their position is understood to
have been made clear to adminis
tration officials in yesterday’s
(See ARMS, Page M5.)
Fire Prevention Week
Fixed by President
President Truman has called on
the Nation to observe the week
beginning October 9 as "fire pre
vention week.”
He said in a proclamation.that
he wanted all Americans during
that week to "undertake a year
round'campaign against destruc
tive fires in our homes and in,
communities.”
Idle Total Is Highest
In 7 Years, but Jobs
Reach Peak for '49
July Unemployment Tops
4 Million, With Nearly
60 Million at Work
By the Associated Press
Unemployment rose above 4.000,-'
000 in July for the first time since
January, 1942, the Census Bureau
reported today.
But the number of employed
also increased in July to 59,720,
000—the highest figure for 1949.
| Explanation for the sinpltane
ous increase m employment and
unemployment was an increase of
417.000 in the civilian labor force
—the number having jobs or seek
ing them. Only one of each four
of the new job seekers managed
to find a job.
The number of unemployed in
July was 4,095.000 compared with
13.778.000 in June and 2,227,000 in
'July of last year.
Students Add to Force.
The 59,720.000 employed in July'
compared with 59,619,000 in Junej
| the previous high for 1949, and
61.615.000 in July. 1948.
The Census Bureau commented:
“As in June, most of the addi
tional persons in the labor force
were of high school and .college
age. However, in contrast with the
past two months, the rise in un
employment between June and
July cannot be attributed to the
entry of young persons into the
labor force. Adult workers ac
counted for most of the increase
in July.”
Employment in non-agricultural
industries, which have been hit
hardest by worker layoffs since
the business slowdown began last
(See~JOBS, Page A-6.)
Sarah Churchill Calms
'Audience in Fire Alarm
ty the Associated Press
NORWICH, Conn., Aug. 3.—
Sarah Churchill, actress daughter
of Winston Churchill, displayed
some of her father’s aplomb last
night when she calmed a summer
theater audience after smoke
drifted into the building from a
burning rubbish can.
A cry of “Fire!” started some of
the spectators to the exits. Miss
Churchill stepped to the footlights
and urged the audience not to be
alarmed. She told several humor
ous stories while persons back
stage doused the smouldering rub
bish.
The play, "The Philadelphia
Story,” in which Miss Churchill
is .co-starred with Jeffrey Lynn,
then resumed as if nothing had
happened.
Scalfered Showers
Due Today in Wake
Of Freak' Deluge
Cellars Flooded, Scores
Of Autos Submerged in
Northwest Area of City
iPicture on Page A-3.)
Scattered showers will be fall
ing here and there around Wash
ington today, tonight and tomor
row, but the Weather Bureau is
hoepful none will wreak the havoc
that a “freak” raincloud brought
to several Northwest communities
between 5 and 7 p.m. yesterday.
While surrounding communi
| ties and the downtown area re
gained dry, a slow-moving cloud
dumped toils of water on the area
roughly bounded by Eastern ave
nue and Rock Creek Park, New
Hampshire avenue and the Mary
land line.
Several hundred cellars were
flooded and more than a score of
automobiles were submerged to
motor level when streets were
flooded to a depth of more than
4 feet in some places.
Warning's Broadcast.
Fire Battalion Chief Edward A.
Sweeney broadcast warnings to
residents of the area to turn off
gas pilot lights in their flooded
basements and disconnect elec
trical appliances.
Because no moisture fell at the
official rainfall measuring station
at the Washington Airport, the
Weather Bureau could only esti
mate the density of the down
pour from the freak northwest
storm. The forecaster said resi
dents of the area estimated that
between 2 and 3 inches of rain
fell within an hour.
Storm sewers were so overtaxed
by the flood that about 20 man
hole covers, each weighing 75
pounds, were floated from their
bases.
Bus Becomes Stalled.
Highest water was reported in
the area bounded by Ingraham
and Kennedy streets and Fourth
street and Kansas avenue. At
Seventh and Hamilton streets
N.W. men in bathing suits meas
ured the crest of the flood at
49 Vi inches.
A Capital Transit bus became
stalled at this point and passen
gers got off and waded to dry
land.
Earl Columbus. 5237 Fifth
street N W.. said his basement
was under three feet of water
and his automobile, parked in the
(See WEATHER, Page A-5.)
Mexican Prisoners Yield
In Battle With Police
By the Associated Press
MORELIA, Mexico, Aug. 3.—
Most of the 72 prisoners b?tiling
police in a mass jailbreak sur
rendered early today after an all
night siege.
At least two persons were killed.
The bodies of a prison guard and
a prisoner were recovered. Earlier
reports that six prisoners were
killed could not be verified.
The police commandant said 49
of the men gave up to police and
soldiers at daybreak. He said the
other 23 who escaped with their
lives still are at large.
The prisoners included several
long term and dangerous charac
ters, the commandant said.
They were pursued and forced
into a defensive position on a hill
outside the city, 150 miles west of
Mexico City.
Burma, Britain to Confer
LONDON, Aug. 3 (fl*).—Foreign
Minister U Maung of Burma will
start a series of political and
financial talks with top British
government leaders here Friday.
Mutual interest is stemming the
tide of Communism in the. Far
East is believed to be a leading
topic. *
Battle s Margin
Hits 24,000 in
Primary Victory
Candidates Backed
By Byrd Take All
Major Virginia Posts
LYNCH AND CLARK Win in
Local Fairfax Contests.
Page A-5.
VIRGINIA HOUSE SPEAKER'S
Defeat Only Organization Up
set. Page A-5.
ALEXANDRIA VOTE REFLECTS
Northern Virginia Liberal Trend.
Page A-5.
By John V. Horner
State Senator John Stewart
Battle. 59-year-old Charlottesville
attorney, yesterday won the Dem
ocratic nomination for Governor
of Virginia in an impressive pri
mary election triumph for the
Byrd organization conservatives.
With only 100 of the States
1,768 precincts still unreported,
the count stood:
Mr. Battle. 131.413: Francis
Pickens Miller. 106.769: Horace H.
Edwards, 46.168, and Remmie L.
Arnold, 21,526.
Senator Battle, a veteran mem
ber of the General Assembly, thus
held a lead of 24,644 votes over
his nearest—and most bitter
opponent Mr. Miller, his Albe
marle County neighbor, ran as
the candidate of the anti-Byrd
faction.
Edwards Is Poor Third.
Mr. Edwards, former Mayor of
Richmond and former cliairmah
of the Democratic State Central
Committee, ran a surprisingly
poor third in the hotly-contested
race. Mr. Arnold, a Petersburg
manufacturer, had been expected
to trail the field.
Senator Battle will be opposed
in the November general election
by Republican Walter Johnson.
Commonwealth's attorney of
Northumberland County, but only
a political miracle could prevent
victory for Mr. Battle at that
time. He will succeed Gov. Tuck
in January. Under the Virginia
constitution, a Governor cannot
succeed himself for the four-year
term.
Organization regulars won pri
mary renominations for two other
high offices. Lt. Gov. L. Preston
Collins of Marion easily defeated
Nick Prillaman of Martinsville for
second place on the ticket and
Attorney General J. Lindsay Al
mond, jr„ beat back the chal
lenge of a fellow Roanoke resident,
j Moss Plunkett, for the State's top
| legal position.
M&ssenburf Beaten.
There was one important or
ganization casualty, however.
House Speaker G. Alvin Massen
btirg of Hampton, now Demo
cratic Party chairman in Virginia,
was defeated by a narrow margin
in a three-cornered fight for the
House of Delegates.
On the basis of the returns
compiled, Senator Battle appears
to have carried seven of the nine
congressional districts. Mr. Mil
ler holds a lead in the 3d (Rich
mond) and 9th (Southwest).
There was an excellent chance,
however, that Mr. Miller eventual
ly would win the Second (Norfolk -
Portsmouth) District from Sen*'
ator Battle. The difference be
tween them was only 144 votes,
and reports were still to come in
from seven precincts in Norfolk
County—a Miller stronghold.
The total vote, which exceeded
300,000 was a record high in a
Virginia governorship primary.
Through Mr. Battle’s victory,
(Continued on Page A-5, Col. 6.)
Bootleg Protection
Charged in Georgia
(y tH* Associated Press
ATLANTA, Aug. 3.—Georgia's
revenue commissioner said today
he has uncovered a $1,000,000
bootleg liquor ring “which appar
ently flourished under State pro
tection.”
Revenue Commissioner Charles
Redwine said an Atlanta whole
sale firm in only six months sup
plied the $1,000,000 in liquor to
dry counties “all over North
Georgia.”
His agents raided the Arm Fri
day, Mr. Redwine said, and
seized more than 1,000 sales slips
giving names, dates and amounts
of illegal sales to bootleggers, so
cial clubs and others.
Mr. Redwine made the evidence
public today as he turned it over
to solicitor Paul Webb of Fulton
County (Atlanta) for any legal
action.
The commissioner’s charges cov
ered part of the regime of former
Gov. M. E. Thompson and Mr.
Musgrove denied any knowledge of
the affair.
Mr. Redwine said State agents
have told him they were “under
instructions” not to bother the
ring.
He quoted the operator of the
wholesale firm as testifying that
the State Revenue Department
approved the huge operation in
dry counties “because they needed
the revenue.”
Mr. Redwine named the whole
sclo plant as Richmond Wholesale
Liquors, Inc., under license to R.
W. Best, of Augusta.

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