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Abandon Mediation; Work on Report By Associated Press NEW YORK, Aug. 31.—Presi dential fact-flnders went to work today to shape their recommenda tions for preventing a National steel strike. They have abandoned a mediation plan. The three-man board yesterday withdrew its offer to serve as med iator in the dispute after in dustry leaders insisted the nego tiations would have to be on an individual company basis. This, said Carroll Daugherty, board chairman, would be "physi cally impossible.” He said the board would begin Immediately the job of weighing evidence and drawing up propos als for a settlement between the companies and the CIO United Steel Workers. Report Due Sept. 10. These recommendations, which won't be binding on either side, are due in President Truman’s hands by September 10. That will leave the disputants three days to try to get together on the basis of the recommenda tions—before the steelworkers' September 14 strike deadline. In 18 days of hearings the board has gathered 8,850 pages of exhibits and testimony from the union and the industry. The steelworkers have demand ed a 12 Is-cent hourly wage in crease, plus pension and insur ance benefits. The union says the entire ‘package” will amount to 30 cents hourly per worker, while the com panies maintain it would cost them 40 to 72’* cents per hour. Terms Called Impossible. In calling off the board s me diation offer, Mr. Daugherty said: ‘In a long meeting last night the industry representatives de cided they did pot want industry wide mediation. They so informed the board today. They suggested individual mediation. ‘‘This would have required us to mediate in some 30 different situa tions. The board has therefore come to the conclusion that such a task would be physically impos sible and has accordingly with drawn its offer to mediate.” The union had not stated its position on the mediation pro posal. Arthur J. Goldberg, union counsel, refused to say whether the union planned to accept or reject it. Philip Murray, president of both the steelworkers and the CIO, said he had no comment on the atti tude of the steel companies. The board yesterday turned down an industry request that the board seek to persuade the union to delay its strike date. Mr. Daugherty said such a request was not in the board's jurisdiction. D. C. Man Shoots Woman, Kills Self in Prince Georges A Washington man early today shot the woman with whom he had been living and then killed himself with a bullet through his head after a quarrel at the Chapel Oaks home of the woman’s mother, according to Prince Georges Coun ty police. The man, Li Ah Long, 39, of 467 Florida avenue N.W., died in the Prince Georges General Hospital about four hours after he was ad mitted. The woman, Irene Washington. 23, colored, is in fair condition at Gallinger Hospital with bullet wounds in the chest and arm. Police said the shooting occurred shortly after midnight at 5715 Nome street. _ NEW UNDERSECRETARY VISITS JAPAN—Tracy S. Voorhees (left), new Undersecretary of the Army, got a warm greeting from Gen. MacArthur as he arrived Monday at Haneda Airport, Tokyo, for a tour of inspection. Mr. Voorhees told the general he expects to remain in Japan for at least two weeks. —AP Wirephoto. Republican Charges Taxes Are Used to Aid 'Truman States' By th« Aisociattd Pr«ss STRATFORD. Conn., Aug. 31.— Republican State Chairman Clar ence F. Baldwin charged here last night that Federal taxes collected in Connecticut were being used to help “Truman States” compete with Connecticut industry. Mr. Baldwin, in a speech before the Young Republican Club, as sterted that President Truman was using this method of reward ing States which voted for him in 1948. He declared also that the fiscal policies of Gov. Chester Bowles were an almost equal threat to the State's industries. Says He Has Evidence. The Republican leader said, “Can it be that President Tru mans plan includes a reward for the Southern and Southwestern States which delivered his votes, and retribution for the States which voted against him? I say that it is, and that the evidence is sufficient proof.” Citing the case of one State, which he said, was trying to lure a Connecticut industry with offers of tax exemptions for 10 years, Mr. Baldwin said, that it was “signifi cant that this community offering tax freedom is requesting Fed eral assistance for school build ing.” Makes Attack on Bowles. Mr. Baldwin declared that ac tions such as this indicated that the Federal government expected Connecticut to “contribute her share of taxes to the erection of schools for thp same community which offers tax exemptions in order to steal our jobs.” The GOP leader pointed to the case of Stratford, calling the shift of the Chance-Vought aircraft plant to Texas “a tragic illustra tion of unfair Government prac tice.” He charged Gov. Bowles with forcing on the State the highest budget and the largest mortgage in its history.” The governor, Mr. Baldwin declared, ‘ considers pub licity more important than prog ress or prosperity.” Ditchdiggers in France Unearth Treasure Trove , By the Associated Press VALENCIENNES, France, Aug. 31.—Ditchdiggers helping rebuild this bomb-damaged city have found an ancient treasure of gold and silver worth about 50,000,000 francs ($150,000), the French News Agency said yesterday. wm Paint Your Walls with Paqua We say—Paqua be cause we know Paqua will make those dull walls look bright and clean, at lowest possible cost. Paqua is so easy to apply that you can use it yourself. Paqua brushes easily, even ly and leaves a smooth, soft finish to most any type of wall surface, even including wallpaper. Light and dark colors. Ask about Paoua at Takoma Paint A Hardware Co. Silver Spring Paint Ac Hardware Co. Bethesda Paint A Hardware Co. 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