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Bitter Senate Battle
Appears Likely Over Olds Appointment By Cecil F. Holland A bitter Senate fight seems likely over President Truman's appointment of 58-year-old Le land Olds to a third term on the Federal Power Commission. Opponents of Mr. Olds indicated they would seek to block con firmation as it was revealed that the White House wants Senate action on the nomination at this session. Senator McFarland, Democrat, of Arizona said yesterday the White House wanted the nomina tion reported by the Senate Com merce Committee, favorably or unfavorably, for final action before adjournment. Senator McFarland asked the Commerce Subcommittee consid ering the nomination to speed its consideration and act on the nom ination within the next few days. A member of the subcommittee, the Senator said it was possible that Congress might adjourn by the mddle of October. May Appear Tomorrow. Three days of public hearings were concluded yesterday with an array of witnesses both assailing and defending Mr. Olds, a mem ber of the FCC since 1939. Mr. Olds is scheduled for a re turn appearance either tomorrow or Monday to answer specifically charges made against him by Representative Lyle, Democrat, of Texas, author of a natural gas bill opposed by the FCC member. Mr. Lyle testified against the appointment on Wednesday and submitted to the subcommittee a large file of articles written by Mr. Olds in the 1920s when he was industrial editor of the Fed erated Press, a news service for the country’s labor press. Mr. Olds admitted that his writings then were “radical” but said he has since changed his views. Overtones of a long and bitter controversy over extension of Fed eral regulations over the produc tion and gathering of natural gas marked the testimony of wit nesses in opposition to Mr. Olds at the Thursday afternoon ses sion of the committee. One of the witnesses. O. C. Bailey of El dorado*. Ark., chairman of the Ar kansas Oil and Gas Commission, said it was apparent that Mr Olds wants Federal regulation of natural gas from well to con sumer “without regard to the con stitutional rights of the Stares.” Other opposition witnesses were more bitter and freely applied a variety of epithets to Mr. Olds. Hayden W. Head a Texas lawyer representing an independent pro ducer of oil and gas described Mr. Olds as "a fraud.” Another— William ' M. Bonner a Houston (Tex.) lawyer—said that Repre sentative Lyle’s testimony before the subcommittee contained all the data necessary to show that Mr. Olds Is “a'traitor a'ttackppt and a jackass wholly unfit to make rules or regulations or to sit in judgment on any matter pertain ing to privately owned property.” Senator Lyndon Johnson, Demo crat, of Texas, chairman of the subcommittee, sharply reminded thorwiteewes that no evdience has been -Introduced . before the group, reflecting fin Mr. Olds’ loyalty. Mr. Olds was defended by Wil liam A. Roberts. Washington at torney, who said failure to con firm the nominee would leave consumers “without his informed protection against pipe-line and major gas-owning interests.” The nomination of Mr. Olds was sent to the Senate before his term expired June 8. Since that time, Mr. Olds has been unem ployed while waiting for Senate action. Pay < Continued From First Page.l 6 to 10 per cent. The vote on the amendment was 39 to 28. The Senate, however, adopted another amendment requiring the President to send Congress a bal anced budget next year along with the regular operating budg et. Senator McClellan, Democrat, of Arkansas, told the Senate it would not require the President to hold spending to the limits of income, but he declared: “It would show how we could balance the budget if Congress did not wish to indulge in deceit spending.” Here is the Senate vote on the the top executive pay raise bill: FOR THE BILL-—(A2). . _Democrat* for—is. ANDERSON KILGORE CHAPMAN LEAHY CONNALLY LONG DOUGLAS LUCAS DOWNEY MAGNUSON EASTLAND MAYBANK frear mcclellan FULBRIGHT McFARLAND GEORGE McKELLAR gGILLETTE McMAHON KEEN MURRAY AYDEN O’CONOR HILL OMAHONEY HOEY PEPPER HOLLAND RUSSELL JOHNSON. Colo. TAYLOR ggS&.’te. BRIDGES **BUbllC*n!c£lOEPlPEL DONNELL, SMITH, Me. FLANDERS TAFT IVES THYE , KNOWLAND TOBEY McCarthy watkins MORSE YOUNG SALTO N8TALL AGAINST THE BILL <141. Demoermto Aralnst—None. Republicans Against—14. BRICKER HICKENLOOPER BUTLER LANGER CORDON MALONE EC TON MILLIKIN FERGUSON MUNDT GURNEY WHERRY HENDRICKSON WILLIAMS The following pairs were announced: CAPKHART. Republican, for; CAIN. Re publican. against; SPARKMAN. Democrat, for: THOMAS. Democrat. Okla.. against. Not voting, but announced for the bill; Democrats—CHAVEZ, GRAHAM. KE FAUVER, McCARRAN, MYERS. TYDINGS, HUMPHREY. HUNT. NEELY. 8TENNIS. ' Republicans — BALDWIN, AIKBN, LODGE, MARTIN. SMITH of New Jersey, WILEY. ■ Learn Quickly FRENCH SPANISH—GERMAN NATIVE INSTRUCTORS LACAZE ACADEMY OF LAN6UA6ES TAc Dittinguithtd School 174* K St. N.W. BE. 7817 BOSTON.—WHERE NEWSMAN WAS KILLED IN ‘MOCK’ INVASION—Fully equipped Marines worked their way up from landing crafts in the “mock” invasion yesterday in which Morris Fineberg, a veteran Boston Post photographer, was killed in an accidental explosion of a mortar. About 1,500 Marines participated in what was described as the Nation’s biggest peacetime invasion maneuver in a heavily populated area. The “invasion” was a feature of the 26th National convention of the Marine Corps League, being held in Boston._—AP Wirephoto. Marines (Continued From First Page.) and Ensign William Langone of Boston, were considered out of danger. The injured spectator was Mrs. Gwendolyn Toler, 43. believed to have been struck by a stone hurled by an underwater demoli tion. The fatal explosion occurred as 1,500 Marines from the 2d Divi sion stormed ashore in landing craft and as demolition charges shook the ground. In the sound and confusion few were immedi ately aware of the tragedy. So thunderously realistic were the exercises that many children wept in terror. The Navy said it would await a finding of the court of inquiry before attempting to explain the cause. However, spectators be lieved a parachute bomb, which should have been propelled into the air before detonating, ex ploded within the mortar and hurtled fragments of the device through the air like shrapnel. Mr. Fineberg was hit by a frag ment from the mortar while photographing the demonstration staged at Carson Beach in South Boston as part of the Marine Corps League National Conven tion. Landing Called “An Outrage.” James L. Callahan, Boston Globe photographer, said he was stand ing about five feet from Mr. Fine berg w’hen the latter was struck in the head.* The assault landing was termed “an outrage” by Boston Police Commissioner Thomas F. Sullivan. He said, in a statement, that school officials who gave children a day off to witness the demon stration “should be put Sway for sending the children over there.” “Onlyv for the tremendous de tail of police on duty I don’t know would have done,” Com mifls toner Sullivan said. "God knows how many more would have been killed. Says Area Was Restricted. "Police officers were not con sulted in any way, shape or man ner in reference to the proposed demonstration. We were just asked to furnish a police detail. We had 250 officers and five am bulances in the area. "It was no place to put on such a stunt as that. Thousands In the area, especially children, had no knowledge of what could hap pen.” A Navy spokesman, asked to comment on Commissioner Sul livan's statement, said: "All I can * say is that these people who were casualties were in an area that was restricted to the general public. It was re garded as a safe area for special observers, radio and newspaper men and photographers. "I don’t believe the lives of any spectators were unduly endan gered. Signal Gun Caused Casualties. * “What happened was a materiel failure. It was not one of the un derwater TNT demolition charges which exploded. The mortar that caused the casualties was merely a signal gun. It was not there to cause noise or simulate gunfire; It was there merely to signal the boats to come in. “As for consulting with the police, the arrangements were made by the Marine Corps League. I assume they obtained permission from the city, if not from the police.” Thomas J. MacQueen of Baton Rouge, La., national commandant of the Marine Corps League, said: “Great pains had been taken to see that nothing would go wrong during the landing. “I believe it must have been a mechanical error that touched off the tradegy.” Mr. Fineberg carried a camera through much of the fiercest fight ing of World War I without suf fering a scratch. His daring and ability won him promotion on the field from private to lieutenant. Assignments during his more than 30 years on the Post often took him where dangeT lurked. He covered the several submarine dis asters—the S-4, S-51, S-19 and Squalus. The Fairfax-Pinthus oil tanker-passenger ship collision and fire in which 56 died and the ex plosion of the excursion steamer Mackinac, which cost 47 lives, were among his assignments. A priest came and knelt in the rain beside Mr. Fineberg's body yesterday, although he was of a different faith. There was a peculiar bulge in,the canvas cov | ering. It was Mr. Fineberg's camera, clutched in his left hand in death. Military honors were ordered for his funeral today. British (Continued From First Page.) appeared to be pressing for an election now on the grounds that delay might cost them votes if a rise in living costs develops as a result of devaluation. Shortly before yesterday's Com mons vote, a motion of no confi dence—which would have forced Britain into an immediate election —was proposed by Conservative Leader Winston Churchill. It was defeated 350 to 212. The government motion, which subsequently was approved, 342-5. was difficult to oppose, since it was worded in such a way that a negative vote could be interpreted as a vote against the whole pro gram of social services. Conservatives Abstain. On that test the Conservatives abstained from voting. The five negative votes were cast either by Communists or by independent Laborites wljo had been ousted from the Labor Party for travel ing too close to the Communist line. Conservative Party sources said jtoday that their machine is ready | for an election any time. The ! anti-Labor press has been de ! manding a fall election. The three-day -devaluation de bate, which resulted in yesterday s approval of the government finan cial policy, left the impression it was more of an election campaign preview than a discussion of the consequences of cheapening the pound. The Government and its op position each accused the other of resorting to “election propaganda” | tactics. The independent Times of Lon don said the parties sparred in Parliament “for the purpose of 1 electioneering debate.” The Times political writer said “however much longer this Parlia ment may drag on, it is now plain that its useful work is virtually ended and that the date of the election is the question in which members now are mainly in terested.” The House of Commons ad journed last night. The House of Lords had adjourned the night before. Parliament, which was called from its summer recess to COAL Immediate ALASKA COAL CO. NA. 5885 OT. 7300 J jl iM i.l ■ | many fine makes jjll rf 1 at the Jordan Piano Company / L % MASON fir HAMLIN BRADBURY Wl 0 STORY fir CLARK F. S. CABLE lKL CHICKERING WINTER fir CO. S3 /flO LESTER Betty Rots MUSETTE GEORGE STECK HUNTINGTON /NX \VX HALLETT fir DAVIS Iff H|y All Sixes end Styles m ■ complete l VS vs\\ Down Payments as small as $25 \\\ wl \ Extended ludpet Terms pSjl^mBdJf AH lb*wl -zlPiSSg*/ Corntr 13th and 6 Strati* , ST«flifkf 9400: consider the devaluation crisis, returns to work October 18. Government sources said that before the body reconvenes labor leaders pjrobably will have de cided when to call the general election. Delay Till October 12 Seen. Some observers said they thought Mr. Attlee and his chief lieutenants would not make a de cision until after the Conserva tive Party’s annual conference October 12. Otherwise, they argued, the Conservatives could use the rally as a springboard from which to get ofT to a flying start on their campaign. Yesterday's confidence vote was the eighth indorsement since la bor was voted into power in 1945. To Mark Gandhi Birthday A celebration of Mohandas K. Gandhi’s birthday will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at 726 Eleventh i street N.W. under the auspices of j the Gandhi Memorial Center. Arkansas produces about 90 per cent of the nation's bauxite and also contains the only diamond mine in the United States. Ochs Released Here, Warrant Is Dropped In Del Negro Assault A Prince Georges County fugi tive warrant charging a George town merchant with murderous assault on Bernard Del Negro, 37, gambling suspect, today was dropped in Municipal Court here due to the county’s inability to proceed with extradition steps at present. Judge Thomas D. Quinn freed Samuel Ochs, 42, clothing store owner of the 3100 block of M street N.W. The nolle pross formally ending the District's part in the case for the time being was en tered by Assistant United States Attorney Joseph Sommer. Still Charged in County. According to Maryland States Attorney A. Gwynn Bowie, how ever, Ochs remains charged in the county with assault with intent to kill Del Negro in a shooting at the Crossroads Club in Bladens burg last month. Mr. Bowie explained he could not press extradition proceedings at this time because witnesses were not available to swear to necessary affidavits. He said that "as far as I know" the assault warrant is still out standing. and that Maryland po lice can arrest Ochs on tlie charge whenever they find him in their jurisdiction. . Ex-Convict Under Bond. Already facing county prosecu tion in the same shooting is Oeorge Harding, 38, an ex-convict who lives in the 400 block of Massa chusetts avenue N.W. Harding is under $1,100 bond on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon and discharging firearms. Del Negro who lives in the 2400 block of Tunlaw road N.W. is under indictment in the District as one of the suspects arrested in United States Attorney George Morris Fay’s anti-gambling raids last March. ^ Abraham Lincoln was the first President to issue an annual Thanksgiving proclamation in 1865. Police (Continued From First Page.) | Kelly was superintendent of police. During the war there were as many as seven privates serving under Lt. Shimon, who was in stalled as chief of the squad at the outset. Barrett Long Opposed Mr. Fay said the decision to withdraw the force was solely Maj. Barrett's. The police super intendent informed him Septem ber 10 he did not expect to replace Lt. Shimon. It appeared obvious at that time that the squad would not continue to function without a superior officer. Maj. Barrett, who was not available for comment today, was known to have opposed the special investigative staff from the time he took office. He believed all members of the department should be made accountable to the major. Lt. Shimon transferred from the post to the 14th precinct last month while Mr. Fay was on va cation. The Police Department and Justice Department have investi gated several charges against Lt. Shimon, including one of alleged wire-tapping involving the divorce of a socially prominent couple. The Justice Department is ex pected to announce next week whether it has found grounds to prosecute. Commissioners Indorse City-Wide VD Drive The Commissioners have issued; a proclamation indorsing the city-1 wide campaign against venereal disease which opens tomorrow. | They also complimented the Health Department and various j groups which helped from the; Citizens' Committee against Ve nereal Disease. The Health De partment and the committee will conduct the drive during the com ing year. The proclamation urged resi dents to support the drive “to the end that the District of Columbia may be freed of this disease and its citizens become the healthiest in the Nation. Ship Officers' Contract Extended One Month By the Associated Press NEW YORK, Sept, 30.—A con tract expiration crisis involving 12,000 ships’ officers has been passed over safely, and ballot ing today among 65,000 East Coast longshoremen was expected to stave off a dock strike at mid night tonight. The AFL Masters, Mates and Pilots of America and 38 East and Gulf Coast shipping companies agreed yesterday on a one-month extension of their contract. wh>eh expires at midnight tonight. The officers’ union, deadlocked with the employers on terms for a new contract, had not threat ened a strike. A walkout was considered possible, however. Negotiations will continue. The union seeks a 5 per cent pay in crease, a union shop, a union hir ing hall and allowances for uni forms. Present basic wages range from $318 to $698 a month. Officers of the dock union—the ' AFL International Longshore | men’* Association—have agreed j with the employers on a one month extension of their contract, also expiring at midnight. Before the extention was agreed on earlier in the week, the ILA had threatened to strike after midnight in ports from, Portland, Me., to Hampton Roads, Va.. un-( less a new contract was agreed on. ILA leaders expressed confi dence the membership would rati fy the extension in the voting at various ports today. The results; will be wired to union headquar- j ters here. Classes Start Oct. 3 in ENGLISH Private or Class Instruction GOOD NEIGHBOR SCHOOL 922 17th St. N.W. REpublic 2943 Free parkin* for oar students Citizenship Rights Restored To 5 in Virginia Mine Case By the Associated Press RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 30.— Citizenship rights of 21 of the 100 union coal miners convicted in the mob violence trial in Bu chanan County last year were restored yesterday by Gov. Tuck. The Governor removed the political disabilities of the men in response to a petition filed some time ago. The 21 were represented as taking no active part in the assault on R. L. Gil liam. a non-union mine operator, on Gilliam's property. A grand Jury indicted 165 men while Gilliam was still recuperat ing from serious injuries. Tha 100 convicted were given sus pended five-year prison sentences and put on probation. The Governor's latest action permits the men to vote and en joy other privileges of citizenship but does not interfere with the probationary period—to run for the length of the sentences. 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