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Southern Democrats
Wonder if Boyle Plans
Get-Tough Policy
By the Associated Press
■Southern Democrats wondered
today if they face a new get
tough policy at the hands of Wil
liam Bojde, jr„ scheduled for
election as the party's national
chairman.
Their interest in this situation
was stimulated by President Tru
man’s broad hint at his news
conference yesterday. This was
to the effect that the President
backs fully the decision to deny
Southern members a chance to
vote on Mr. Boyle if they fol
lowed the States’ rights banner
last November. Alabama,‘Missis
sippi, Louisiana and South Caro
lina were the bolting States.
Mr. Boyle has been picked by
the President to succeed Senator
McGrath of Rhode Island, con
firmed by the Senate yesterday
to succeed Tom C. Clark as At
torney General.
Senator McGrath has called the
Democratic National Committee
to meet here Wednesday to pick
his stfbcessor as chairman.
See Patronage Trouble.
In the same announcement.
Senator McGrath said he was not
Suiting some Southern members
ho didn’t support the President
last year because of his demand
for civil rights legislation. Some
southern lawmakers think the
change of chairmen will mean
trouble for them on patronage
and other matters.
Senator McGrath has taken the
role of peacemaker in efforts to
brtng the badly-split segments of
the party together before the 1950
congressional and 1952 presiden
tial campaigns.
As a member of the Senate,
Senator McGrath has dealt di
refctly with lawmakers on patron
age matters. Mr. Boyle, on the
other hand, has kept closer White
House contacts than Senator Mc
Grath.
It’s a poorly kept secret that
the men immediately around Pres
ident Truman don't want to com
promise with the States Righters.
They apparently don’t think it is
necessary, on the basis of the
President’s victory last Novem-!
ber.
Neither, apparently, do they i
think it wise in view of the sup-j
port they will be seeking in the!
big cities and industrial areas
where they believe the President s
ideas about civil rights are very
popular.
May Have to Pledge Support.
Just what will happen to the
States Righters who show up for
Wednesday's meeting isn't exactly
clear.
One important Democratic of
ficial said they will have to pledge
future support of regular Demo
cratic nominees if they expect to
get by a credentials committee
headed by Frank McHale, Indiana
national committeeman.
The administration may have;
difficulty, on the other hand, inj
proving that some of the South-1
emers whose membership was
ratified at last year's Philadelphia
convention aren’t legally still mem
bers of the committee.
In some cases, pro-Truman men
and women who are challenging
them will be hard put to prove
that they were chosen by anything
resembling a bona fide convention
in their home States.
Caroline Situation Confusing.
The situation in South Caro
lina was confusing. After Gov.
J. Strom Thurmond, States j
Righters' candidate for president
last November, had resigned as:
national committeeman, Senator j
Maybank was chosen in his place, j
Ashton H. Williams withdrew]
as a pro-Truman comfhitteeman
in a move generally regarded as
an attempt to heal the wide breach
in the party ranks.
Howeyer, the pro-Truman forces '
leaped back into the contest to
day with a meeting in Columbia,
S. C., to select candidates for the
State's two seats on the national
committee.
What effect it would have on
Senator Maybank's election was
not clear. He had said he would
accept if he was the unanimous
choice.
Two Ignored in Mississipp.
But the State convention said
he shouldn’t take the place unless
the national committee agrees to
keep Mrs. Anne Agnew of Colum
bia on as national committee
woman. She may be challenged
for that spot by Mrs. J. Richard
Allison, also of Columbia. No one
seemed to know just what would
happen in that case.
Democratic national headquar
ters has been dealing in Missis
sippi with a pro-Truman group
and ignoring J. B. Snider and
Mrs. Hermes Gautier, the nominal
members from that State.
Lawmakers here said there is
some doubt whether W. H. Talbot
and Miss Mary Evelyn Dickerson,
Louisiana members, will show up
for Wednesday’s session.
Mrs. Lennard Thomas, Alabama
committeewoman, will be recog
nized by the Truman group. Mar
ion Rushton, the committeeman
from that state, has resigned.
Mississippians Plan
To Crash Party Gate
JACKSON. Miss.. Aug. 19 (/P).—
Mississippi’s Democratic Party
delegates, minus invitations to the
national committee session Wed
nesday, have strict orders what to
do if they can crash the gate.
The State Democratic Execu
tive Committee, which swung
Mississippi into the States’ Rights
column last November, yesterday
gave the instructions to J. B. Sni
der of Bay St. Louis and Mrs.
Hermes Gautier of Pascagoula.
They were told that they would
go to Washington without author
ity to throw the State behind the
national group’s choice for Presi
dent. Also they were told to op
pose efforts to promote passage in
Congress of civil rights laws.
CONGRATULATIONS, MR. JUSTICE—President Truman smiles
broadly as he gives Tom Clark a hearty congratulatory hand
shake at the White House after the Senate confirmed the nomi
nation of the Attorney General as an associate justice of the
Supreme Court. —AP Photo.
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Joint Ceremony May
Induct Clark, McGrath;
Senate Confirms Both
Plans for the shift of Attorney
General Clark to the Supreme
! Court and for Senator McGrath,
! Democrat, of Rhode Island, to
| succeed him are to be worked
j out soon, following Senate con
' flrmation of their nomination
yesterday.
The two will conrer as soon as
Senator McGrath returns from a
Western trip, it was explained to
day. It is possible a joint cere
mony will be arranged.
Mr. Clark was confirmed by the
Senate by a vote of 73 to 8 yester
day after a long debate in which
he was attacked by a few Republi
cans
Called “Transparently Political."’
Mr. Clark's appointment) drew
bitter criticism from Senator Fer
guson, Republican, of Michigan,
who called it "transparently poll-;
tical,” and accused the 49-year-old
official of "gross mismanagement’’!
in the Gerhard Eisler deportation
case.
Mr. Clark's friends stood by
him as a good man who should
make a fine justice.
The eight Republicans who voted
against the nominee were Senator
Ferguson and his Michigan col
league, Senator Vandenberg; Sen
ators Donnell and Kem of Missouri,
Flanders of Vermont, Taft of Ohio,
Watkins of Utah and Williams of
Delaware.
- Unanimous on McGrath..
The - confirmation 'dt ".SfenUtof.
McGrath as Attorney General
came immediately afterwards and
was unanimous. He was warmly
praised by his colleague. Senator
Green, Democrat, of Rhode Island.
Outlining Senator McGrath’s
Career as Governor of Rhode
Island, Solicitor General of the
United States and Senator, his
colleague said he has “the ability,
the courage, the personality and
the training to make an excellent
Attorney General.’’
Senator Flanders, Republican, j
of Vermont, told the Senate he
was “delighted that my old friend,!
the Senator from Rhode Island,!
becomes the new Attorney Gen
eral.’’
Opens Committee Posts.
Senator McGrath’s departure
from the Senate will leave vacant
his three committee posts: chair
manship of the Senate District j
Committee and ' membership of
the Senate Judiciary and Finance !
Committees.
Slated to succeed the oiftgoing;
Senator as chairman of the Dis
trict Committee is Senator Neely,!
Democrat, of West Virginia.
The committe* posts will be
filled by the Senate Steering Com- j
mittee, headed.by Majority Lead-!
er Lucas.
The Associated Press reported
from Rhode Island that Gov.
John O. Pastore, a Democrat,
may name Edward L. Leahy, for-1
mer director and now an adviser
(o the State Finance Depart
ment, as Mr. McGrath’s successor
in the Senate.
The Senator will relinquish his
chairmanship of the Democratic |
National Committee on Wednes
day. i
Coal Operators Charge
3-Day Week Is Step
To UMW Monopoly
By As»ociat»d Pr«»*
A Southern coal* operator
charged yesterday that the three
day work week Imposed by the
United Mine Workers is part of
long-term union plans “to fully
monopolize and control” the coal
industry.
Walter R. Thurmond, secretary
of the Southern Coal Producers
Association, made the charge be
fore the Senate Banking Commit
tee w hich is investigating monopoly
practices by labor unions. The
committee announced it would
wind up the hearings today.
Mr. Thurmond said the union
plan was launched as long ago as
January, 1898. He quoted John
Mitchell, then president of the
UMW, as speaking at that time
of an effort being made “to curtail
the production of West Virginia
coal by attempting to prevent Its
sale on the market.”
Since then, Mr. Thurmond said,
the UMW “by any means at its
command” has “extended its
authority over the mine workers,
over the Industry, and over the
country.”
Mr. Thurmond termed the
three-day week order “one of the
most glaring examples of its as
sumption of monopolistic power.”
He demanded laws denying
unions privileges that industry
does not enjoy. “Similar penal
ties should be prescribed against
them for infractions of law that
are prescribed against industry,”
he said.
Another witness, Chester C.
Thompson, told the committee
the three-day work week would
destroy the Inland Waterways
freight industry. He is president
of the American Waterways
Operators. Inc., with offices here.
Dr. Lundell to Receive
Fisher Chemical Award
Dr. G. E. F. Lundell, 68, chief
of the Chemistry Division of the
Bureau of Standards until his re
tirement last year, will receive the
$1,000 Fisher
Award in Ana
lytical Chemis
try September
19 at the 116th
national meet
ing of the
American
Chemical So
ciety in At
lantic City.
Dr. Lundell’s
staff during
World War II
developed
methods of ana
Dr. Lundeii. lyzing and puri
fying graphite and uranium that
made possible the use of these
materials in the first atomic pile.
Dr. Lundell joined the bureau in
1918. He lives at 402 Cummings
lane, Chevy Chase, Md.
Train Derailed Near Crewe
CREWE, Va., Aug. 19 (^*>.—
Twelve cars of a 165-car east
bound Norfolk & Western freight
train derailed near here last night
but no one was injured.
Five Bound Over on Charges
Of Lottery at Department Store
Five employes of a downtown de-1
partment store today are awaiting
grand jury action on gambling
charges brought by a police under
cover man who worked as a store
porter to obtain evidence against
them.
The five, a tailor, elevator oper
ator and three porters, were seized
August 9 in a raid by Vice Squad
Lt. Roy Blick, a deputy United
States marshal and five policemen,
after the detective had placed
numbers bets with each over a
four-day period, police reported.
Placed under $1,500 bond each
yesterday by United States Com
missioner Cyril S. Lawrence on
charges of operating a. lottery
were: Abraham Loube, 56, of the
1200 block of Hemlock street N.W.,
tailor: William Mundell, 57, col
ored, of the 1200 block of D street
N.E., elevator operator; Charles
Bailey, 50, colored, of the 300
block of Fiftieth street N.E., Book
er T. White, 39, colored, of the
1900 block of Thirtieth place S.E.,
and Albert Pittman, 43, cdlored,
of the first block of New York ave
nue N.W., porters. Loube also was
charged with setting up a gaming
table.
Complaints of numbers activity
in the store were the basis for po
lice action, taken with the co
operation of Kann's department
store officials, prosecutors said.
The undercover man obtained a
porter’s job. on, August 3 ana
began placing bets the same
day. records show. He also
reported observing other employes
placing bets with the five accused.
On August 9. one of the five was
arrested at Ninth and D streets
N.W. while on his lunch hour, and
the rest were seized in the store.
Also ordered to face the grand
jury on numbers charges were:
Asbury Seldon, 44, colored, of the
2400 block of Nichols avenue 8.E.,
and Wilford A. Grove, 37, of the
3300 block of Naylor road S.E.,
arrested at St. Elizabeths Hospital
on August 11; Harry D. Grable.
49, of Takoma Park, Md., arrested
in the 4300 block of Fourth street
S.E. August fl, and James E. Irby,
28, colored, 2500 block of Thir
teenth street N.W., arrested in a
poolroom at 1905 Fourteenth street
N.W. August 12. Bond was set
at $1,500 each.
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Young Mother Admits
Killing Baby After She
First Blamed Prowler
By th« Associated Press
CHICAGO, Aug. 19.—A young;
mother who first told police that
her 6-day-old daughter was stran
gled by a colored prowler was
quoted by police early today as
saying “I killed her.”
Police Capt. John Enright said
the woman. Mrs. Dorothy Skeoch,
22, admitted killing the child only
a few hours after they arrived
home from the hospital where the
baby was born.
The baby, Susan, was found
dead in bed with a plastic diaper1
knotted tightly around her neck.
Mrs. Skeoch, a former payroll
clerk at the University of Chi
cago, was quoted by Capt. En
right as saying she had been de
pressed because her husband,
Thomas, 21, had been unemployed
since he lost his job as a dock
worker two weeks ago.
“There wgs no money coming
in and I couldn’t stand seeing the
baby go through what I have gone
through,” Capt. Enright said the
woman told him.
Detective William Hennessey
said Mrs. Skeoch first told him
that a Negro had walked into the
apartment through the kitchen
door and demanded money with
the threat that “if you haven’t
any money, I’ll get the baby.”
The detective said the mother
related that she fainted and did
not know’ of the baby's death un
til after she had recovered con
sciousness and called Mrs. Venkus.
Detective Hennessey said Mrs.
Skeoch had given him a some
what detailed description of the
alleged intruder and reported
that he had stolen her wrist
watch. The detective found the
watch in the apartment shortly
after, however, and took the
woman to headquarters for
further questioning.
Capt. Enright said the woman's
husband told him that he had
worked at several different jobs
in the past few’ months and that
he is on a year's probation for
theft of a pen and pencil -from
the mail while he was employed
as a letter carrier.
Argentine Red Session
Barred Due to Mumps
By the Associated Press
BUENOS AIRES. Aug. 19.—The
mumps—or fear of them—has put
a wet blanket on Communist plans
for a “peace” congress in La Plata,
capital of Buenos Aires province.
Mayor Vital M. Bertoldi of La
Plata issued an order yesterday
closing the Coliseo Podesta
Theater, where the congress, pat
terned after the recent interna
tional meeting in Paris, was sched
uled to open.
The mayor said he feared the
Communists might get the mumps.
The provincial health department
also expressed concern lest the
delegates spread the disease.
Weather Report
District .of Columbia—Sunny
with highest today near $1 Fa'ir
and cooler tonight with lowest
about 60. Tomorrow mostly sunny
and cool.
Maryland—Fair and cooler to
night. Tomorrow fair with high
est from 15 to 80.
Virginia—Fail- and a little cooler
tonight. Tomorrow' fair with
highest from 18 to 85.
Wind velocity, 12 miles per hour;
direction, northeast.
Five-Day Weather Forecast for
Washington and Vicinity,
August 19-24.
Mostly fair except for showers
Monday or Tuesday with total
amount of rainfall from J2 to %
Inch. The temperature w'ill aver
age near normal. A little w’armer
Sunday afternoon but cooler again
by Tuesday night. The normal
maximum for the Washington
area is 83, minimum. 65.
liter Report.
(From 0. 6. Engineers.)
Potomec River cloudy »t Harpers Ferry
and at Great Falla; Shenandoah muddy
at Harpers Ferry.
Hamidity.
(Readings at W’ashington National Airport.)
Yesterday— Pet. Today— Pet.
Noon __. 91 Midnight 85
4 p m._ 90 8 a m._90
8 p.m. _76 1 p m.__ 66
Record Temperatures This Year.
Highest, 97, on August 11.
Lowest. 21. on January 30.
High and Low for Yesterday.
High. 75, at 5:53 p.m.
Low, 86. at 5:55 am.
Tide Tables.
(Furnished by United states Coaat and
Geodetic Survey.)
Today. Tomorrow.
High '.. 4:17 a.m. 5:17 ajn.
Low __11:41 a.m. 12:38 p.m.
High _ 4:dl p.m. 6:45 p.m.
Low _11:37 p.m. --—
The gun and Moen.
Rises. Seta.
Sun. today - 8:26 7:58
Sun, tomorrow_ 8:28 7:87
Moon, today .. .. 1:01a.m. 5:01p.m.
Automobile lights must be turned on
one-half hour after sunset.
Precipitation.
Monthly precipitation in inches in the
Capital (current month to date::
Month. 1949. Aver. Record.
January _ 5.08 3.55 7.83 '37
February _2.68 3.87 8.84 ‘84
March _ 3.42 3.76 8.84 '91
April _ 1.94 3.27 9.13 '89
May _ 6.33 3.70 10.89 89
June _ 2.42 4.13 10.94 '00
July _ 4.22 4.71 10.63 '86
August _3.11 4.01 14.41 ’28
September __ 8.24 17.45 ’34
October _ 2 84 8.81 ’37
November _ 2.37 8 69 ’89
December __ 3.32 7,66 ’01
Temperatures in Varioaa Cttiea.
H. L. H. L.
Albuquerque. 92 59 Miami._ 88 78
Atlanta, Ga. 90 71 Milwaukee . 77 64
Atlantic City 78 63 New Orleans. 92 76
Bismarck 80 80 New York 73 64
Boston. Mass. 80 64 Norfolk. Va.. 84 67
Buffalo. N. Y. 81 63 Oklahoma C. 86 60
Chicago, 111- 86 68 Omaha_ 80 87
Cincinnati 83 64 Phoenix _104 64
Detroit. Mich. 7 9 54 Pittsburgh 81 69
El Paso. Tex. 96 69 Portland, Me. 74 80
Galveston_91 8o St. Louis. _ 89 70
Harrisburg . 72 61 Salt Lake C- 92 80
Indianapolis. 86 67 San Antonio 96 73
Kansas City. 90 67 San Francisco 66 64
Los Anggles . 88 68 Seattle. . 75 62
ouisville. Ky. 87 68 Tampa, Fla— 93 79
Louisville _ 87 68
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FBEE Parking Next Deer for Oar Patrons
ITU Refuses.to Bare
Secrets of Company,
Weapon in Strikes
ly tli« Auociqttd Pr«»
OAKLAND. Calif.. Aug. 19.—
The International Typographical
Union invoked strict secrecy today
despite a demand for more in
formation on expenditure by an
ITU holding company used as a
strike weapon.
The company is Unltypo. Inc.
Organized two years ago, it has
spent more than half a million
dollars—all for union defense ac
tivities, officers reported. It has
gone into business — including
newspaper publishing—in strike
or lockout areas.
Members said privately there is
a two-fold purpose behind the
unusual venture: to provide jobs
where labor disputes have left
union printers jobless, or to com
pete with employers who won’t
sign on ITU terms.
Sponsor Severely Rapped.
Ford S. Goetz, Ventura. Calif.,
delegate, led the unsuccessful light
yesterday to obtain a detailed ac
counting of ITU loans which have
financed Unitypo. He urged action
also “to protect” funds of the
Union Printers Realty Corp. and
Union Printers Home Corp.
Fifteen Southern California
locals, he said, instructed him to
submit the legislation.
The voting, however, went
heavily against Mr. Goetz. The
majority agreed with the laws
committee’s thumbs down rec
ommendation. The committee
severely rapped the sponsors for
even introducing’ the proposal.
Opening up the union books, it
said, would disclose the “vital
inner business of our defensive
structure” to “those who seek to
destroy us.”
President Woodruff Randolph
and Secretary Treasurer Don
Hurd. saw no need for disclosing
financial details other than those
already given out. They explained
the fuftds were audited twice a
year.
Assets Given as $675,363.
In a recent financial statement
Mr. Hurd listed Unitypo's assets
at $675,363, of which $650,000
was in notes payable. The com
pany had invested for buildings
$112,209; for machinery and
equipment, $297,567; for land,
$87,994. Losses were figured at
$18,016 last year and $6,569 in
1947.
Mr. Hurd told delegates he could
not divulge the location of the
equipment. Unitypo was incorp
orated in New York shortly after
the Taft-Hartley Act went into
effect. The ITU has been one of
the loudest critics of the statute.
Today’s session concludes the
union's 1949 convention.
Falls Church Festival
Will Open Tonight
The Falls Church Festival,
postponed from yesterday because
of inclement weather, will open
this evening with the program
following out original plans as
much as possible. Planned as a
thjee-day affair, the closing date
has been extended through Sun
day.
The festival ends a week-long
observance of the first aniversaryj
of the municipality as a city of;
the second class (more than 5,000
population). I had been planned
to have 52 units in the parade
last night. As many as of these
as possible will convene for the
parade at 6:30 o’clock this eve
ning.
At the lead of the marching and
motorized units will be Brig. Gen.
S. R. Hinds, U. S. A., retired, ac
companied by Miss Georgia Hos
kinson, 20, of 619 South Washing
ton street, who was elected “Miss
Falls Church” at the Falls Church!
Birthday Party celebration last
Saturday night.
While last week’s party was
sponsored by the Chamber of
Commerce is sponsored by the
Falls Church . Community Park,
Inc., an organization of civic
groups and individuals working
for funds to' establish a recrea
itional area.
Invents for the rest of the even
ing include Army platoon drills;
initial judging in a redhead con
test with Jim McGrath, of Sta
tion WFAX as master of cere
monies; a greased pig contest,
white elephant auction ahd a free
dance with music by the Metro
politan Police Boys Club Orches
tra of Washington. y •
The electric shock of a torfw^o
fish can temporarily disable a
man.
The Federal Spotlight'
Union Claims'Five-Percenters'
Seek Navy Repair Contracts
By Joseph Young
The ‘'five-percenters” suddenly have been brought into the picture
in the behind-the-scenes fight of Navy employe groups to keep the
Navy Department from allocating more of its work to outside indus
trial concerns and contractors.
Navy's lessening influence in the Defense Establishment’s scheme
of things these days already has'
resulted in thousands of dismissals
among Navy civilian workers
That's why Navy employe leaders
are extremely
anxious to keep
as much re
maining work
as possible in
Navy installa
tions and pre
vent the is
suance of addi
tional contracts
to private ship
yards.
N. P. Alifas.
president of the
Wa s h i n g t o n
branch of the
big independ- ,M*Ph Toun‘
ent International Association of
Machinists, charges that the “five
percenters” are engaged actively
in a campaign to win large ship
building and repair contracts for
their clients.
Mr. Alifas asserts the “five-per
centers” were responsible for the
‘successful pressure campaign” in
the House last year which saw
the House vote to repeal the pro
vision of the Trammel Act pro
hibiting the Navy from allocating
more than 50 per cent of its new
shipbuilding work to outside firms.
The provision, however, remained
intact, because the Senate failed
to act on it before Congress ad
journed last year.
Now, Mr. Alifas says, there is
another campaign going on to get
greater contracts for private ship
yards. This time, the union lead
er declares, the “five-percenters”
are trying to obtain juicy con
tracts for their clients in ship re
pair work.
Mr. Alifas has enlisted the aid
of Senator Thomas, Democrat, of
Oklahoma, chairman of the Sen
ate Military Appropriations Sub
committee, in this matter. Senator
Thomas introduced an amend
ment, approved by the full com
mittee, to bar the granting of con
tracts to private shipbuilders in
repair work unless it could be
proved that they could do the job
at less cost.
Mr. Alifas says he believes some
of the “five-percenters” will try
to muster support to defeat this
amendment when the 1950 mili
tary appropriations bill comes up
in several weeks for Senate action.
That's why he and some of his
colleagues are making the rounds
of the Senate corridors these days
to gain support for the Senate
Appropriations Committee's pro
vision.
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FAIREST OF ALL—Martha
Stender has been selected as Miss
Interior of 1949. The selection was
made at the annual picnic of In
terior Department employes last
week.
A pretty, blue-eyed blond. Miss
Stender is employed in Interior’s
Bureau of Reclamation. She was
chosen over 17 other beauty con
testants at Interior. The runnerup
was Miss Dorothy Lukin, employed
in Interior's Bureau of Mines.
Third-place winner was Mary Lou
Hommel, who works in the Office
of the Secretary.
* * * *
APPROVAL—The House Execu
tive Expenditures Committee has
approved the bill to permit the
payment of travel allowances to
Government employes who be
come incapacitated by illness or
injuries while they are out of town
on official business.
The legislation would correct
the present situation, whereby
travel allowance is stopped if an
employe becomes ill and cannot
work while on official assignment.
For example, if an employe- suf
fered an attack of appendicitis
and was operated on. he would
not be paid any travel allowance
money during the time he was laid
up.
The House committee’s bill
would allow the employe to re
ceive his regular travel allowance
during the time he was incapa
citated. The Senate Executive Ex
penditures Committee is to hold
hearings soon on the measure.
^ ^ ^
SIGNED—President . Truman
has signed into law the bill that
permits recomputation of retires
ment benefits to provide larger
annuities for some of the Govern
ment's law enforcement agents.
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PAYDAYS ON SCHEDULE—
President Truman also has signed
the stop-gap legislation that will
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*■5555Hours; 10 A.M. to 9 P.M. Daily
insure regular payments of sal-'
aries to Government employes here
until September 15. By that time
Congress is expected to have com
pleted action on all of the 1950
appropriation bills, and further
stop-gap legislation—it is hoped—
won’t be needed.
•* * * *
LITTLE CHANGE—Congress’
action in approving . the transfer
of the United States Employment
Service and the Unemployment
Compensation Office from FSA to
the Labor Departement i$ ex
pected to have little effect oh the
Job status of the employes in
these units.
The same holds true for em
ployes in the Bureau of Public
Roads, which has been transfered
from the General Services Agency
to the Commerce Department.
(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
news and views of the Govern•
ment service.)
Abdullah in London
For Political Talks
By th» Associated Press
LONDON, Aug. 19.—King Ab
dullah of Hashemite Jordan
(Trans-Jordan) arrived In Eng
land yesterday for talks on the
political, military and economic
future of the Middle East.
The 67-year-old Arab ruler is
the guest of the Labor government
for 10 days. He then is expected
to go to France and Spain.
He will confer here with the
highest government leaders and
members of the British royal fam
ily. He also will watch specially
arranged displays of Britain’s air,
land and sea powe^r.
The Foreign Office has blacked
out all official comment on de
tails of Abdullah’s talks. He him
self has said he is coming on va
cation.
Official sources said privately,
however, that among questions
sure to come up for close study
are:
The future of Jerusalem—
whether the Holy City should be
partitioned between Hashemite
Jordan and Israel or be interna
tionalized as the United Nations
General Assembly has urged.
Re-equipment and moderniza
tion of Abdullah’s Arab Legion
now that the United Nations Mid
dle East arms embargo has been
lifted.
Ways and means of tightening
Pan-Arabian political and military
co-operation to keep communism
at bay.

Guard at Peacetime
High, With 358,882
There were 2,932 officers and
men in the District National
Guard on August 1, the National
Guard Bureau said today, in an
nouncing that the overall strength
of the Guard had reached a new
peacetime high of 358,882".
The local total included 833 of
ficers and men in air units.
Maryland units had a strength
of 4.987, and the Virginia Guard
totaled 5,220 officers and men.
Congress in Brief
By tht Associated Press
Senate:
Meets at 11 a m., an hour early,
to speed action on delayed In
terior Department appropriation.
Foreign ‘Relations and Armed
Services Committees hear Henry
A. Wallace and others oppose
$1,450,000,000 military assistance
bill.
Judiciary subcommittee hears
witneses on displaced persons bill.
Finance Committee hears testi
mony on disability benefits for
veterans.
House:
Debates supplemental appropri
ation bill and minor measures.
{Science Association
Hits Loyalty Program
For Probing Thoughts
The loyalty and security, pro
gram imposed on Federal Govern
ment employes was assailed today
by the American Association for
the Advancement of Science a*
“basically objectionable.”
The criticism against the loy
alty program and the “security
clearance” programs of the Na
tional Military Establishment and
the Atomic Energy Commission
was leveled in the association’s
wreekly journal, “Science.”
“No one doubts the importance
of faithful discharge of duty by
public officials," the report said.
; “No one questions the propriety
. of the Government’s demanding
; that its employes be loyal to tneir
jobs and to the democratic insti
tutions they serve.”
Method of Approach Scored.
The loyalty program is
| "basically objectionable” because
it seeks to determine the em
ploye's loyalty by inquiring into
his supposed thoughts and atti
tudes which are established in
large part by “imputing to him
j the beliefs of his associates,” the
report said. It continued:
“If the loyalty order (issued by
President Truman) is to be re
tained, a drastic revision is essen
tial. Instead of focusing on an
employe's associations, it should
focus on his behavior in overt
acts. Legislation already on the
statute books amply protects the
Federal service against retention
of employes who advocate over
throw of the government.”
The association pointed out
that the National Military Estab
lishment's program allowed ap
peal only to a military tribunal
when a civilian scientist's clear
ance has been disapproved.
Held Contrary to Tradition.
“Such subjection of the desti
nies of civilians to military tri
bunals is contrary to national tra
dition.”
Of the Atomic Energy Commis
sion. the association declared that
“work in that (atomic energy'
field will be shunned by men of
ability and pride if they are con
stantly treated as objects of sus
picion and possible calumny."
In another phase of the report
the association said secrecy is
“damaging to both science and
democracy.” It added that the
association indorsed the 1947 re
port of President Truman's Sci
entific Research Board which rec
ommended security regulations
should be applied only when
strictly necessary, and then lim
ited to specific instruments, ma
chines or processes, and should
not attempt to cover basic prin
ciples of fundamental knowledge.
The association stated it rep
resented 24,000 members in 21 af
filiated scientific organizations.
m
Democratic Club Here
To Honor Mrs. Clark
Mrs. Georgia Neese Clark, new
Treasurer of the United States,
will be honored by the Democratic
Club of the District at a break
fast meeting at 11 a.m. Sunday in
the United Nations Club.
A special invitation to all Kan
sans to join in honoring the first
woman to hold the post was is* '
sued by Arthur Clarendon Smith;
club president. Mrs. Clark comes
from Kansas.
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