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Hundreds Marooned,
Two Lose Lives in
Floods and Snows
By the Associated Press
Flood waters and foot-deep
snows took two lives and ma
rooned hundreds of city-dwellers
and hunters in Western States
yesterday.
Elsewhere the freakish weather
shot temperatures to both record
lows and highs for the date.
One man was swept into a
flooding river and drowned in
Texas, and a woman was found
dead in Idaho where she had been
missing from her hunting camp
during heavy snows and below
freezing temperatures.
In the area of Houston, Tex.,
the threat of a major flood eased
after rain-gorged bayous and
creeks began receding.
Hundreds Marooned.
Hundreds of suburbanites were
marooned by the 10-inch rain
which flooded homes, halted traffic
and pelted crops. Several hundred
residents were evacuated when
water whirled into their homes. It
stood five feet deep in some sec
tions.
Residents returned to their
homes by Saturday night, but
there still were numerous reports
of homes and small communities
isolated. Further danger to them
appeared to be past, however.
The water’s rise appeared to be
halted by last night. More rains
were predicted but they were not
expected to bring complications.
Hurricane Laid Groundwork.
The hurricane that roared in
from the Gulf earlier this week
laid the groundwork for the flood
threat. Heavy rains accompany
ing the hurricane left the bayous
virtually filled and unable to take
the additional downpour. .
The first heavy snowfall of the
year pelted a wide area in Mon
tana, Wyoming, Colorado and por
tions of Nevada, Utah and Idaho.
It trapped hunters in the Cen
tral Idaho forested area, drifted
roads shut and stalled hundreds
of automobiles.
The snow ranged up to a foot
in depth in Idaho. It began fall
ing again yesterday after a brief
letup. But officials said isolated
hunters generally were in no dan
ger. Below freezing temperatures
were recorded in the area for two
nights.
Stalled Autos Freed.
Crews cleared roads to free hun
dreds of stalled automobiles in
Southern Idaho's Manidoka Na
tional Forest yesterday. But by
night, many roads were drifted
shut again and officials said a
number of stranded cars remained
in the area. Their occupants were
expected to find refuge in ranch
houses, however.
Temperatures plummeted to 19
degrees at Cut Bank. Mont.,
yesterday and record lows for the
date were recorded in parts of
California. Fresno had a chilly
39 and Bakersfield, Calif., 44.
In contrast, residents in parts
fif the Midwest and East sweltered
in Indian summer weather. The
mercury rose to 87 in Chicago,
highest for the date ever recorded
there.
American U. Organizes
Student Bar Chapter
The Washington Law College of
American University has organ
ized a student bar group as a
chapter of the Law Student Asso
ciation of the American Bar As
sociation, it was announced yes
terday.
Officers of the new association
are Fred Sherman, 1103 Fifteenth
street, South Arlington, president;
Tom Lynch, 2415 E street N.W.,
executive vice president; R. J.
Manly, recording secretary; Mrs.
Rose Mattingley, 4602 College ave
nue, College Park, Md„ secretary;
Vince Abbey, 3213 Wisconsin ave
nue N.W., senior representative,
and Bill Tanney, 3606 Davis place
N.W., junior representative.
LOST.
BEAGLE HOUNDS (2). 14 and 18 mos'.
old. 1 female. 1 male, black, tan and
white. Reward. HI. 2679._—9
BILLFOLD, black, contains several identi
fication cards, lost somewhere between
George Washington Univ. and old House
Office Bldg. Large reward. Call NA.
3120. Ext. 712, between 9 and 6 p.m.;
alter 5 p.m. call FR. 9574._—9_
BLOND COCKER, lemale. answers to ••Pop
corn," missing Irom Pinecrest. Va., since
Bun.; child’s pet; reward. AL. 6412, —10
COCKER, black male, missing since Sept.
20, vie. of 38th and Carpenter sts. s.e.;
children waiting return. VI. 1499.
DIAMOND RING, lady's, 3 stones; lost
vie. Lincoln Theater; reward. Call CO.
4295,
ENVELOPE, small, brown; Monday, Oct.
3, or Mt. Pleasant car or People's drug
store 12th and G; name and work divi
sion on envelope, also return address.
TR. 4799.•_
EYEGLASSES, lady’s, pink shell rim, with
blue leather case; vie. Kaywood Theater
and Rlverdale; on Thurs. night; reward.
WA. 2504.__
GOLD BRACELET, lost vie. 18th and & K
sts. n.w. or Statler Hotel; 14 k. gold, con
taining two sapphires and two diamonds,
with “J. McC. A.” initialed on clasp; re
ward. Contact JANE CALDWELL. 117
2nd st, n.e„ or NA. 9141._—11 _
HAT BOX. lady's, containing two hats;
vie. Eastern ave. and Ga. ave., on Sat
urday. SL. 7595,■
PORTFOLIO, containing shirting, swatches
and records; lost Thursday; reward. Phone
WI, 2758._•_
PURSE, black; Rosslyn, Va. Reward if
returned to Nebraska Hall, Arlington
Farms._
TOY TERRIER, white with black spots;
child ill over lost cog; answers to name of
Bkippy; lost in vie. State st. Cheverly,
Md. UN. 7478. Reward.—9
FOUND.
PUPPY, male, part terrier; found in new
s.e. section. JO. 3-5898.
WRIST WATCH, lady’s, on Mintwood pi.
n.w. Oct. 8. Owner call MR. SMITH.
Columbia 8119. 1844 Mintwood pi. n.w. »
VICINITY MacARTHl'R BOULEVARD—2
female puppies: one fox terrier type; black
head, mostly white body; other white, light
brown ear and over eye; bird dog type;
will place if owner cannot be found. Call
Woodley 1139. —10
PROPOSALS 7~
1. SEALED PROPOSALS will be re
ceived by the town of Dayton, Va.,
rot later than 7:30 p.m. on Mon
day. October 24, 1949, and there
publicly opened and read immedi
ately thereafter for the construc
tion of the following: 2. Construc
tion of all sewer and water lines,
according to plans and specifica
tions prepared by R. Stuart Royer
<!t Associates, consulting engineers.
401 Virginia Building, Richmond
19. Va., and on file at the Town
Hall of the town of Dayton, Va.,
and at the office of the engineers.
3. Said plans and specifications and
proposal forms may be obtained
from R. Stuart Royer & Associates,
401 Virginia Building, Richmond
19, Va., for $10 which will be re
bated only to bona fide bidders
upon return of plans and specifica
tions within 15 days after receipt
of bids. Rebate will not be made
for more than one set of plans and
specifications. A deduction to cover
the actual cost of plans and speci
fications will be made In rebates to
material and equipment concerns.
4 All bids must be accompanied by
a certified check or bidder’s bond
In the amount of 5% of the total
bid, made payable to the town of
Dayton, Va. 6. No bid may be with
drawn for a period of 30 dfeys. 6.
The owner reserves the right to
reject any and/or all bids and to
waive all informalities. Town of
Dwyton, Va. By: H. H. KEITER.
HOUSTON, TEX.—FLOODS CAN BE FUN, TOO—This Houston family takes an outing despite
! the fact that their house is under water. Flood waters caused by a 10-inch rain covered the
greater part of Houston. _—AP Wirephoto.
Lewis and Operators
|
To Resume Talks on
Mine Pact.Wednesday
By James Y. Newton
John L. Lewis and the Nation’s
soft coal operators renew their
| efforts this week to reach contract
I agreement and end the three-week
mine shutdown under the watch
ful eye of the Government which
| is ready to step into the negotia
; tions again at the sign of another
deadlock.
The strike, which followed more
than two months of limited coal
production under Mr. Lewis’
I three-day work week, already is
pinching the country’s economy
in a number of places. The effect
of dwindling coal supplies will be
come much more harmful if the
; shutdown is prolonged. The Gov
ernment said the supply situation
is approaching the crisis stage.
Mr. Lewis yesterday reached
agreement with Northern, Western
and steel company operators to
make another try at coal industry
accord in negotiations to open at
White Sulphur Springs. W. Va., at
3 p.m. Wednesday. At the same
hour, the United Mine Workers
“second team’’ will resume con
tract talks with Southern mine
owners at Charleston, W. Va.
Warns Time Is Short.
If the negotiations again bog
down. Cyrus S. Ching, the Fed
eral mediation chief, plans to call
the disputants here again. It w-as
at Mr. Ching’s suggestion that the
miners and owners agreed to re
new their peace talks. He warned
the time was short for agreement.
Mr. Ching's next step probably
would be to suggest that President
Truman offer to appoint a fact
finding board to hear the dispute
and recommend a settlement as
he did in the steel controversy.
Just what Mr. Lewis’ reaction
would be to the fact-finding ap
proach is not known definitely,
but judging from past actions he
would reject the idea. Several
times in the past he has refused
to submit his dispute to Govern
ment boards.
The White House sooner or
later probably will be called upon
to take emergency action in the
coal strike, and officials already
are debating what form it should
take. The most obvious approach
would be to invoke the national
emergency section of the Taft
Hartley Act with its provision for
enforcement of an 80-day strike
truce through application of Fed
eral court injunction. But a deci
sion to use Taft-Hartley would
be a hard one for President Tru
man to make in view of his re
peated attacks on the labor rela
tions law.
Steel Strike Action Expected.
Meanwhile, some action from
the Government to end the dead
locked week-old steel strike is
expected soon. It may come this
week in the form of a summons
from Mr. Ching to industry and
CIO-United Steelworkers officials
to conferences here. He is ex
pected to step into the strike
again when he feels the industry,
i including the union members,
; have wearied, of the strike.
Philip Murray, president of the
steel workers, will tour principal
steel cities next week to make
strike pep talks before mass meet
ings.
He will be in Youngstown, Ohio,
Tuesday; at West Field, Home
stead, Pa., Thursday, and in
I Bethlehem, Pa., next Sunday. The
time has not yet been set for
meetings in Cleveland, Chicago
and Lackawanna, Pa. Mr. Mur
ray also will speak on a Nation
wide radio broadcast at 8:15 p.m.
Wednesday.
Five More Plants Sign.
Another five plants employing
j 2,350 men have signed on Mr.
i Murray’s terms, the union said.
! They are;
H. H. Robertson, Ambridge,
; Pa., 1,000 men; The Heppenstall
Co., Pittsburgh, 900; * Adamson
Tank* Co., East Palestine, Ohio,
150; Ing-Rich Metal Products,
East Palestine, 150, and the'
Pittsburgh Coal Washer, Am
bridge, 150.
The steel strike already has
dealt a hard blow to business in i
the areas of steel production, and
if the strike continues much
longer all segments of industry
will begin to feel the effects of
steel shortage.
Auto production for the week,
cut by some temporary layoffs, was i
3,500 units below the 151,593 units !
produced a week ago. Freight car
loadings were nearly a third be
low those of a year ago. The re
duction in local spending by strik
ers hurt retail sales in strike cen
ters.
•Edwin G. Nourse, chairman of
the President’s Economic Advisory
Council, said a month of continued
strikes in the steel and coal in
dustries would seriously threaten
the national welfare.
One Company Raises Prices.
One steel company that made
peace with the steelworkers—The
Central Iron & Steel Corp., of Har
risburg, Pa.—announced a $5 a ton
boost in steel plate prices. The
firm, which employs 1,100 workers,
agreed to finance entirely a pen
sion-welfare program. United
States Steel, the Nation's biggest
producer, has said the corporation
would have to boost its prices $3 a
ton to meet union demands.
The next two weeks may tell
whether the railroad workers and
20,000 aluminum workers will join
the ranks of strike idle.
The 110,000 members of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire
men and Enginemen are free to
strike after October 19 If they
choose. The Aluminum Co. of j
America faces a strike by the
steelworkers October 19 if union
demands for a wage boost and i
free pension-welfare program are!
not met.
A month ago a Presidential
Fact-Finding Board ruled against
the firemen and enginemen. hold
ing there is no need for a second
fireman on Diesel locomotives.
Under the railway labor law, no
strike can be called for 30 days
after such a report.
Addressing union officials in
Chicago yesterday, David B.
Robertson of Cleveland, union i
president, said the board’s report)
should be “positively rejected and'
in no uncertain terms con
demned.”
Mr. Robertson did not sug
gest what action should be taken
but he said in Washington last)
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month that a nation-wide pro
test strike was planned in Octo
ber.
Union officials have not yet
authorized a strike vote.
C. H. Sundberg to Speak
C. H. Sundberg, general promo-1
tion manager for National Tran-1
sitads, will speak on "Putting i
Ideas into People's Minds—and
Keeping them There” at a lunch
eon of the Advertising Club of
Washington at the Hotel Statler j
at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Crime
i Continued From First Page.)
lice, prosecutors, courts and pro
bationary agencies.
FBI Source of Information.
Preparing a speech he is to de
liver to the House when his reso
lution comes up for action Tues
day, Mr. Davis said he already
has assembled sufficient facts and
statistics to justify the investiga
tion. He plans to present them
to the House in a strong argu
ment outlining the need for the
investigation.
One of the sources of his in
formation, Mr. Davis says, is the
report of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation. He may lay some
of this before the House. The
FBI’s latest report showed Wash
ington was second among major:
cities in the number of aggravated
assaults, sixth in burglaries, sev
enth in murders and eighth in
robberies.
The recent grand jury report;
on crime in Washington also has
been cited by Mr. Davis as having j
laid emphasis on the light sen
tences being handed down by
courts.
An editorial in The Star, an-1
alyzing the grand jury report, i
was brought to the attention of
the House Rules Committee re-!
cently, before it approved the:
Davis resolution and sent it to
the House floor for action.
House Approval Expected.
House Leader McCormack told
the House last week the Davis,
resolution definitely would be
called up for action Tuesday, and
he predicted the House will not
take long to act.
Chairman McMillan of the
House District Committee plans;
to speak for the resolution. He;
said he has conferred at length j
with Mr. Davis and will offer him;
full co-operation of the District1
Committee, its staff and some
funds already in hand.
Mr. Davis will be chairman of
whatever subcommittee is set up
to handle the investigation, Mr.
McMillan, Democrat, of South
Carolina, said. But what the per
sonnel of this subcommittee will
be is to be left up to Mr. Davis,
who was not ready to discuss this,
matter last, night, awaiting House
approval of his resolution.
"We will take up this problem
step by step,” said Mr, Davis. ‘‘The
first step is to get the House to
pass my resolution.”
Senate Action Not Needed.
Action by the Senate and the
President will not be necessary
on the Davis legislation, as it is
a simple “House resolution,” re
quiring only approval *t the
House.
Broad in its scope, the resolu
tion gives the committee power j
of subpoena and the right to sit
during recess of Congress.
It authorizes and directs the
committee to “conduct a full and
complete investigation and study
of the number and character of'
crimes committed in the District;
of Columbia vduring recent years i
and of the action taken by the
responsible officers and employesj
of the Federal and District gov-1
ernments in identifying and pun
ishing the persons who committed
such crimes.”
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