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Transfer of Offices
May Save $60,C33
For D. C. This Year
The District stands to save more
than $60,000 this year through
the transfer of the offices of the
Register of Wills, Commission on
Mental Health and the probation
system to the administrative office
of the United States Courts.
President Truman signed legis
lation Tuesday effecting the
transfer as of last July 1.
In a letter to the Budget Bureau,
Commissioner Guy Mason asked
that the total of about $266,000
provided for the three agencies
in the 1950 District appropriation
be rescinded.
Since the District pays liO per
>fent of the cost of administering
the courts here, however, an in
crease in the appropriation for the
courts’ administrative office of
about $160,000 was asked.
The District also will lose the
40 per cent of the revenue of the
wills office which it formerly re
ceived. This would have amount
ed to more than $40,000.
The 1950 District appropriation
carried the following amounts for
the three agencies: Probation
system, $61,700; Register of Wills,
$•61,300, and Commission on Men
tal Health, $43,100.
Murray Denies Agreement
Barring Pension Discussion
By the Associated Press
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 4.—Presi
dent Philip Murray of the CIO
United Steelworkers said today
that “no agreement exists” be
tween United States Steel and the
Steelworkers Union forbidding
pensions as a bargaining subject
this year.
Mr. Murray termed as “grossly
improper” a statement made by a
United States Steel executive that
there is such an agreement.
John A. Stephens, vice president
of United States Steel, told a New
York press conference yesterday
he had a definite understanding
with the union when the present
two-year contract was drawn that
the subject of pensions would not
be brought up in 1949.
A statement today by Mr. Mur
ray declared:
“The only agreements we have
are contained in our contracts.
We have no secret understanding
with Mr. Stephens on this or any
other issue.”
New Children's Building
To Be Dedicated Sunday
At a special service at 3 p.m.
Sunday, a craft building recently
erected at the Central Union Mis
sion’s Camp Bennett on Route 97
a mile north of Brookeville, Md.,
will be dedicated.
The children’s camp building
was given by the Evening Auxiliary
of the Mission's Women’s Guild.
Miss Effie T. Brodnax, auxiliary
president, will make the formal
presentation.
William H. Ramsey, president
of the mission’s board, will receive
a check covering the cost of the
building from Miss Mary Willie
Allen, treasurer of the auxiliary.
Miss Helen Boss will present a
neon cross to be placed on the
building’s roof.
Songs and recitations will be
given by the camp children at the
Sunday services, and camp awards
will be presented at that time.
Max Simon's Estate
Valued at $279,000
Max Simon, retired Washington
merchant and builder who died
here June 12 at the age of 74, left;
an estate valued at more than
$279,000, a petition filed for pro
bate in District Court showed to
day.
Aside from $500, which he left
to the Southeast Hebrew Congre
gation Synagogue, of which he was
a founder, Mr. Simon left the bulk
of the estate to his widow, Mrs.
Eva Simon, 3720 Nichols avenue
S.E.
The will provided for his son
and two daughters to share in the
estate after Mrs. Simon’s death.
They are Dr. Benjamin Simon of
Middletown, Conn.; Mrs. Helen
Servator, 3720 Nichols avenue S.E.,
and Mrs. Lee Hunt, 525 Mellon
street S.E.
Sixth Case of Polio
Reported in Berkeley
By the Associated Press
MARTINSBURG, W. VA„ Aug.
4.—Berkeley County had its sixth
case of infantile paralysis yester
day.
Dr. G. P. Morison, county
health officer, listed this year’s
sixth victim as Jackie Schad of
Martinsburg. The boy was „aken
to Childrens Hospital in Wash
ington for confirmation of the
diagnosis and returned here for
treatment.
Miss Patty Tay, 17-year-old
who was the county’s first vic
tim this year, has almost com
pletely recovered since treatment
in Baltimore. »
LOST.
COCKER SPANIEL, black, female; lost
July 4, from 41st pi., Hyattsville, Md. Re
ward, S25. WA. 1933.— /
COLLIE DOG, strayed or lost, vie. 3517
17th st. n.e. Please return for reward.
NO, 2090.—4
DACHSHUND—2-yr.old, red female, lost
In vie. Georgetown. Answers to name of
“Peseta.” No collar. RE. 8300. ext. 757,
8-5; MI. 1718 after 6- Reward. —7
DIAMOND CLIPa containing 1 souare dia
mond, 2 baguettes, number of small stones.
Liberal reward. NA. 2819._—5
FOX TERRIER, female, white, black natch
on right eye; lost Sat. night’s storm, vie.
Leesburg pike. Reward. FA. 2972. —4
FOX TERRIER, white with tan ears and
snots, upper right rear leg Injured; miss
ing from vie. 22nd and P sts. n.w. Re
ward. NO. 2148.—4
HANDBAG, lady's, dark blue; Georgia and
Alaska bus. 10th and P, 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Reward. DU. 9613.—5
POCKETBOOK, black leather with brass
butterfly on top: lost In Shoreham lobby.
Reward. Box 74-X, Star._—4
WALLET, brown, leather, with crest of
RAF. Papers valuable. Probably on L-4
bus, between Wyoming ave. and Woodley
rd. AD. 0090. —5
WRIST WATCH, lady's, gold, on Speldel
band, In Hyattsville, near Peoples, Sun.
Reward. WA. 2611.—4
WRIST WATCH, yellow gold, “Bovet’"’
flight, plastic band; in or near Sears Roe
buck store on Wisconsin, Tuesday. Please
teturn. Liberal reward. EM. 5129. —B
Wrist WATCH, black band; Tuesday,
Union Station to 23rd st. n.w. GL. 6900,
«xt, 64, HH-249.;•_
WRIST WATCH, lady's, yellow gold, 3
rubles and 1 diamond on each side; lost
on K-4 bus, bet. N. H. ave. and Taylor
«t. to 11th and P sts. n.w., 9:10 a.m.,
Wednesday. Reward. GE. 1666. —5
~~ FOUND.
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Alexandria. KL 8-7788, .
LAWRENCE, N.Y.—FLYER KILLED AS PLANE PLUNGES INTO
ESTATE—The wreckage of a single-seater F-47 training plane
lies spread over the lawn of the estate of S. Ralph Lazrus,
president of the Benrus Watch Co., after it crashed yesterday.
The pilot, 2d Lt. Herbert A. Toan, 25, of Jackson Heights, a mem
ber of the 119th Fighter Squadron of the 108th Fighter Group
of the New Jersey National Guard, was killed. Mrs. Lazrus and
her 16-year-old daughter, who were in the kitchen of their home,
escaped injury, although the medicine Mrs. Lazrus was giving
her daughter was knocked from her hand by the impact of the
plane.
—AP Wirephoto.
Leeper Will Succeed
Woods on Staff of
Corcoran Gallery
The resignation of Willis F.
Woods, assistant director of the
Corcoran Gallery of Art, was an
nounced today by Hermann War
ner Williams,
jr., director of
the gallery.
Mr. Woods will
bee ome direc
tor of the Nor
ton Gallery of
Art in West
Palm Beach,
Fia.
At the same
time, Mr. Wil
liams an
nounced that
John Palmer
Leeper, who
cametothe Mr- Le«»*r
gallery last summer as keeper
of the W. A. Clark Collection, will
succeed Mr. Woods as the Cor
coran’s assistant director.
Mr. Leeper, 28, is a specialist
in European painting. He r°
ceived his master’s degree in fine
arts at Harvard University’s
Fogg Museum. He is a graduate
of Southern Methodist University
and served in the Army Air Forces
during World War H. He and
Mrs. Leeper, who is a former as
sistant curator of Oriental art at
the Fogg Museum, have apart
ments in the Corcoran Gallery.
Mr. Woods, 29, was born In
Washington and was graduated
from Western High School and
Brown University. After European
service as an engineer lieutenant,
he finished his art studies at
American University, where he
was manager of the university’s
Watkins Memorial Gallery.
Mr. Woods, who now lives at
1474 Meridian place N.W., said
he will assume direction of the
Norton Gallery immediately after
his resignation takes effect Sep
temoer 30.
883 Longshoremen Face
Trial in Job Benefit Fraud
By the Associated Press
NEW YORK, Aug. 4.—Criminal
prosecution of 883 longshoremen
on charges of collecting $115,000
in unemployment benefits while
working was begun today by the
State Attorney General.
The first group of 19 defendants
was summoned to appear in city
magistrate’s court. They are
charged with fraudulently collect
ing from 5 to 41 weekly checks by
claiming to be unemployed, when
actually they were working on the
docks or elsewhere.
One man whose summons was
answerable today was alleged to
have received $1,003 in benefits to
which he was not entitled.
Taxi Driver Arrested
After Woman Is Shot
Lucille Butler, 26, colored, of
the 400 block of Twelfth street
S.E., was shot in the abdomen
with a 12-gauge shotgun today
In what police say was an argu
ment with her common-law hus
oand.
Ten minutes after the shoot
ing a police scout car which had
beard a description of the hus
band’s taxi arrested him as he
stopped for a traffic sign at Fourth
street and New York avenue N.W.
Golding C. Vaughn, 39, colored,
Df the Twelfth street address, is
held on an open charge pending
outcome of the woman’s injuries.
At Casualty Hospitd# attendants
described her condition as unde
termined.
Pay
(Continued From First Page.)
prove the respective measures fa
vored by their civil seryice units,
the difference between the two
bills would have to be adjusted
by House-Senate conferees.
Meanwhile, a movement devel
oped in the House Civil Service
Committee to approve a more lib
eral measure for postal employes
than was approved by its pay sub
committee. The committee will
vote next week on a proposal to
grant postal employes a flat $150
raise, as well as increase the
postal workers’ present 15 days
annual leave to 20 days. The sub
committee has recommended a
flat $100 increase for postal work
ers, with no increase in their an
nual leave.
There are 1,013 gas utility com
panies in the United States.
Sales Tax
(Continued From First Page>
the car at the time it is sold, it is
to be considered a part of the
vehicle and the sales price in
cluded of determining the special
Federal excise tax on autos.
Same Rule for Non-Residents.
The same applies if the motor
vehicle or trailer is sold to some
one who does not live in the Dis
trict and the car will not be titled
here.
But when a non-resident of
the District buys a chassis in the
District, that will not be titled
here and later puts on a body or
any other equipment or accesso
ries, the sales tax will apply to
such equipment, if the items are
delivered in the District. Receipts
from such sale are taxable to the
vendor.
In still other rulings issued by
the administrator, it was held that
the sales tax applies to completed
photographs, photostats and blue
prints, even though photogrophers,
photo-finishers and photostat pro
ducers are engaged both in the
sale of tangible personal property
and in rendering services.
Developed Films Not Taxed.
The tax does not apply, how
ever, to such services as retouch
ing, tinting or coloring photo
graphs belonging to others, or de
veloping films without producing
finished prints.
Artists’ pictures are taxable
sales, but the services of an artist
in cleaning, repairing or restoring
pictures are not.
Another ruling holds that, where
sales of tangible property are
made by a merchant on a regular
charge account, he may report and
pay the sales tax to the District
on the same basis permitted by
the regulation pertaining to in
stallment sales.
Persons not in business in the
District who make purchases from
wholesalers, distributors, dealers,
retailers or others in the District
for the purpose of resale are en
titled to register under the Dis
trict sales tax act.
Renting or leasing of film by an
exhibitor from a distributor is not
considered a retail sale as con
templated by the act, and receipts
from such rental are not subject
to the tax.
Soviet Claims Russian
Built First Gas Engine
ty *h« Associated Press
MOSCOW, Aug. 4.—The first
gasoline engine in the world was
built in Russia, the army news
paper Red Star said today.
Credit for the first internal
combustion motor working on
liquid fuel belongs not to the
German, Gottlieb Daimler, but to
a Russian inventor named Kosto
vich, who was a sailor in the
Russian fleet, the newspaper said.
This adds the gasoline engine
to the radio, the telephone, the
airplane and a long list of other
inventions which the Soviets, in
their campaign of patriotic propa
ganda, have credited to Russians.
Princess Elizabeth Takes
Cruise in Gift Sailboat
■y th« Associated Press
COWES, England, Aug. 4.—
Shielded from spray by a GJ bat
tle jacket, Princess Elizabeth took
her first cruise in her gift sail
boat, Bluebottle, here yesterday.
The Dragon-class boat, 29 feet
3 inches long, was a gift of the
Island Sailing Club of Cowes last
summer.
Princess Elizabeth’s husband,
the Duke of Edinburgh, with a
friend and a paid hand, handled
the sails in a brisk breeze.
Chicagoans Seek Wildlife
BANGKOK (&).—'Three Ameri
cans are in Thailand (Siam) to
collect birds, mammals and rep
tiles for the Chicago Natural His
tory Museum. They especially
seek tapirs. They do not seek
elephants or tigers, devoting their
attention to smaller, rarer speci
mens of animal and reptile life.
WHY NOT?
It costs bo more
to park at the
Capital Garage
New York Avenue
bitwNn 13th ant 14th
» I
Fairfax Board 'Alerts'
Police on Increase
In Numbers Writing
A resolution “alerting” the Fair
fax County Police Department to
a reported increase of numbers
writing in the county was adopted
yesterday by the Board of Super
visors.
The board also passed a reso
lution approving a proposed sewer
age program for Sanitary District
No. 1 after Sanitary Engineer
James J. Corbalis reported there
was a feeling among some resi
dents that the plan did not have
the board’s backing.
The motion alerting the police
was made by Supervisor C. B.
Runyon, a former county deputy
sheriff and former Falls Church
town policeman.
“Several people have com
plained to me about the increase
in numbers writing in the county,”
Mr. Runyon said. “I want the
police to do all they can about
this.”
He said the racket is “growing
all the time” throughout the
country. He explained later that
no criticism of the police force
was intended.
“Members of the force already
have plenty to keep them busy,”
he said.
Mr. Runyon’s motion brought a
suggestion from other supervisors
that the force be increased. No
action was taken after members
pointed out the budget would not
permit any increase this year.
Mr. Runyon said police in Mary
land, Washington and Arlington
County were “cracking down” on
numbers writers and cited a recent
Arlington raid in which two men
were arrested and $4,700 in cash
was seized along with gambling
paraphernalia.
Staff Chiefs
(Continued From First Page.)
before the House Foreign Affairs
Committee in Washington. In
those discussions we have had to
present some assumed use of col
lective defense. In such an as
sumed situation we would have to
do the strategic bombing while
other nations closer to the center
of the emergency would provide,
initially, the other forces.”
Monopoly Aim Denied.
The Air Chief of Staff, Gen.
Hoyt Vandenberg, said the United
States Air Force does not seek a
monopoly on strategic bombing.
“I would favor everybody get
ting into that to the maximum
of the limitations Imposed by ex
chequers and manpower,” Gen.
Vandenberg said. ‘‘British stra
tegic bombing in the last war made
a wonderful record.”
In France, where the staff
chiefs will be at week’s end, con
ferences will be held at Fontaine
bleau with British Field Marshall
Viscount Montgomery and with
commanders from France, Bel
gium, Luxembourg and the Nether
lands—the other members of the
Western European Union.
The Scandinavian delegations
met the American officers in
separate conferences at United
States Naval headquarters in
London. Each group spent more
than an hour with the Americans.
The American representatives
will leave for Paris this afternoon
on the next leg of their 10-day
air tour of Europe.
Douglas Progressing
LONDON, Aug. 4 (£>).—Amer
ican Ambassador Lewis W. Doug
las is progressing satisfactory fol
lowing the removal of a eataract
from an eye injured in a fishing
accident last April, Embassy
sources said yesterday. He may be
able to leave the hospital by the
end of this week.
M
Arms
_(ConI inued From First Page.)
ment for a sharp cut in the
amount and duration of the pro
gram.
Instead of approving an arms
aid plan to run through June 30, j
1950, many committee members!
favor limiting it to next March 31,
with the idea that Congress can
take another look in January and
extend it if necessary. Those sup
porting this proposal would cut
the financial authorization at
least in half.
House leaders have not set a
timetable for full House debate.
They hope to have the bill on the
House floor around the middle of
the month.
The expert witnesses who testi
fied yesterday were recalled to
day. They are Maj. Gen. Lyman
L. Lemnitzer, Edward T. Dickin
son, jr„ and Dr. Lloyd Berkner,
members of the Government’s
foreign assistance correlation
committee.
A formal committee announce
ment at the end of the session
said they gave "detailed informa
tion about the specific types of
eQUipment’’ proposed to be given
to friendly nations fearful of
Soviet encroachment.
To Get Lion’s Share.
The announcement said nothing
about the amounts each nation
would get. Committee members
said privately France and Great
Britain would be cut in for the
lion’s share because of their im
portance militarily.
One committee member said the
experts gave reports on current
Soviet military strength which
were impressive and “showed
without doubt that Russia has not
reduced its military strength to
any extent since the end of the
war.”
In fact, he added, the Soviet
has added the equivalent of 100
divisions of troops through control
of satellite nations.
Another committee member,
Representative Fulton, Republi
can, of Pennsylvania told re
porters the figure on Soviet might
was “more lulling than it was
alarming.”
Representative Judd, Republi
can, of Minnesota, chafed at the
committee’s decision to get details
in closed session. The public, he
said, has to foot the bill and sup
port the program and ought to be
let in on the facts, as much as
possible. Mr. Judd said 90 per
cent of the secret testimony could
have been made public without
harm.
Foreign Aid
(Continued From First Page.)
expenses in the last quarter of
the year ended July 1. t
3. Approved $344,000 for a con
gressional watchdog committee to
keep a check on foreign spending.
Occupation Change Expected.
This amounted to a confirma
tion of the votes taken last week
on the bill.
The bill as it now stands tech
nically bars the Army from turn
ing over to the State Department
its occupation duties in Germany,
but the Senate is expected to
remedy this situation.
The situation arose when the
Appropriations Committee deleted
some amendments made by the
House. The State Department
protested this action wiped out
authority to make the transfer of
occupation duties.
Besides funds for ECA, the bill
contains $900,000,000 for occupa
tion costs in Germany, Austria,
Japan and the Ryukyu Islands.
There is another $45,000,000 for
aid to Greece and Turkey. •
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Federal Workers See
'Spoils System'Return
In Hatch Act Changes
ly ths Associated Prose
Virginia and Maryland Federal
workers testified yesterday that
proposed changes in the Hatch
Act would be a return to the
‘‘spoils system.”
They told a House subcommit
tee on House administration the
proposal to allow Federal employes
to take active parts in political
campaigns would "cut the heart
out of the Hatch Act.”
Herbert N. Eaton, president of
the Montgomery County (Md.)
Civic Federation, said such a
change would "thow us right back
to the spoils system.”
Calls Provision "Sweeping”.
"As It stands now this provi
sion is a very sweeping section,”
he said. "We favor permitting
participation in local elections, but
not on higher levels.”
Harold A. Ward, chairman of a
Federal Employes Committee of
Fairfax County, Va., said "we feel
the present Hatch Act serves our
purpose becausf our chief interest
is in local issues.”
Chairman Harrison said or
ganizations of Federal workers
under the guise of civic bodies can
now take active parts in political
compaigns.
Mr. Harrison, while expressing
support of the bill offered by
Representative Sutton, Democrat,
of Tennessee, said he does not
believe that Federal workers
“while engaged in their duties
should be allowed to buttonhole
people about voting.”
Mr. Sutton said he feels his bill
would give Government workers
the “rights of American citizens.”
"Take Part Regardless.”
"Regardless of whether the
workers are in State or Federal
Government they do take part”
in political activities in spite of
the Hatch Act, he said.
"There is no use in making
crooks out of American citizens.”
Walter F. Mulligan, president of
the Prince Georges County (Md.)
Civic Federation, Inc., said the
Hatch Act is “the best protection
for civil service people ever de
vised.”
“It protects them from the
revenge of politicans who they
may have opposed during political
campaigns,” he added.
“This is the heart of the Hatch
Act,” he said. “We oppose any
change above the county level.”
Joan Fontaine Leaves
Husband; Going to Italy
By the Associated Press
HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 4.—Joan
Fontaine leaves today for Italy
to make a picture—and as far as
her producer-husband William
Dozier is concerned, she says, she
isn’t coming back.
She announced their separation
yesterday. Mr. Dozier will con
tinue to live in their home until
she returns to this country in Oc
tober. No immediate plans for
divorce were announced. They
have a daughter, Deborah Leslie,
nine months old.
She divorced Brian Aherne In
1944 and married Mr. Dozier two
years later. Mr. Dozier was di
vorced by Katherine Foley Dozier
in 1946. •
Army Medical Center
Quartermaster Named
Maj. Gen. Paul H. Streit, com
manding the Army Medical Cen
ter, announced today that Lt. Col.
Frank F. Kriwanek had become
quartermaster of the center, suc
ceeding Lt. Col. Leroy I'unck, who
has been transferred to the Eu
ropean Theater.
Chaplain James H. Terry will
serve as Protestant chaplain at
the center, replacing Chaplain
Norris T. Morton, who has been
transferred to Bolling Air Force
Base.
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Judges
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would be created in the lower
tribunal.
The bar association slate, which
included also 12 recommendations
for the District Court places, was
compiled by a committee headed
by Mr. Bastian. Mr. Bastian’s
name was not on the list.
Judge McGuire, who comes
from Massachusetts, was an As
sistant Attorney General before
he went to the bench, by appoint
ment from President Roosevelt.
Mr, Bazelon comes from Chi
cago, and at one time was ser
iously considered for a judicial
appointment there. He is a close
friend of Attorney General Clark
and was active in the 1948 presi
dential campaign.
Prof. Seidler fo Acquire
G. U. Library in Europe
Georgetown University has sent
Prof. Francis Seidler on a rov
ing commission in Europe to bring
back the nucleus of a special tech
nical library for its new Institute
of Languages and Linguistics be
fore the fall opening.
He will make most of his liter
ary and art acquisitions in Great
Britain, France, Italy and prob
ably in Spain, according to Col.
Leon Dostert, director of the new
institute, which will be a function
of the School of Foreign Service.
Prof. Seidler lives at 1028
Twenty-ninth street. An Austrian
scholar and former diplomat who
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