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Partly cloudy and windy this afternoon. Clearing and windy tonight with low around 40. Tomorrow fair and cool. (Pull report on Page A-2.) Midnight..59 6 a.m. ..61 11 a.m. ..66 2 a.m.-.59 8 a.m.-.62 Noon _.66 4 a.m.-.59 10 a.m.-.64 1 p.m. ..69 Lote New York Markets, Page A-15. Guide for Readers Amusements _.B-20 | Classified _.B-13-17 Comics _B-18-19 Editorial_A-8 Editorial Articles A-9 Finance _A-15 t BftC Lost and FoundA-3 Obituary _A-10 Radio _B-19 Sports-A-ll-13 Women’s Section_B-3-6 An Associated Press Newspaper 97th Year. No. 299. Phone ST. 5000 ** WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1949—THIRTY-SIX PAGES. City Home Delivery, Daily end Sunday. *1.20 a Month; when 6 K PIT'KITCl Sundays, $1.30. Nisrnt Final Edition. $1.30 and $1.40 per Month. ** V'XjJ.'I X ID CIO Pact With Bethlehem Steel Breaking Solid Front on Pensions Reported by Industry Sources Others Expected To Follow Lead, Ending Strike The CIO United Steelworkers have reached agreement with the Bethlehem Steel Corp. to end the 31-day strike, industry sources reported today. They said an announcement o! the agreement will be made in Cleveland at the 4 p.m. news con ference of Philip Murray, presi dent of the CIO and the Steel workers. Mr. Murray opened the CIO convention there today and announced his press conference would be devoted to the steel strike. A major feature of the agree ment with Bethlehem, the in dustry officials said, is expansion of the corporation’s existing pen sion plan, with the employer still bearing the whole cost of the program. The steel strike at the plants of Bethlehem and other large producers resulted after the companies refused the union de mand for free pensions and so cial insurance. Second Largest Producer. Similar reports that Bethlehem and the Steelworkers had reached agreement on a peace plan came earlier from Cleveland. In Bethlehem, Pa., the com pany’s public relations office said: “We have no comment now.” Bethlehem is the Nation’s sec ond largest steel producer, rank ing behind only the United States Steel Corp. If Bethlehem breaks the solid front of the industry against the CIO, it was held a virtual certainty that other pro ducers, including United States Steel, will be forced to follow suit. Top company officials were not immediately available for com ment on the peace reports. A. E. Homer, Bethlehem president, was said to be in New York, and the whereabouts of Eugene Grace, board chairman, was not known. Mr. Grace said last week that if he could reach a satisfactory agreement with the CIO, his com pany would some to terms Inde pendently of United States Steel, which usually sets the pace for the industry. Other Strike Developments. The peace reports came after the Chrysler Corp. announced that it would close three divisions indefinitely, starting Friday, be cause of a shortage of steel. The move would throw 35,000 Dodge, De Soto and Chrysler employes out of work in the Detroit area. Company officials said they hoped to maintain production of Dodge trucks until November 11 and keep assembly lines moving at the Plymouth plant until Thanks giving. Other developments related to the strikes were: 1. The Ford Motor Co., also running short of steel, expects to start closing down its big Rouge plant November 11. About 115, 000 employes would be out of work by November 15, a company official estimated. 2. General Motors Corp. already has closed a few of its plants temporarily for re-allocation of (See LABOR, Page A-6.) English Town Sets Up Drunks' Rogues Gallery By th« Associated Press CHESTER, England, Oct. 31.— The Cheshire police began setting up a rogues’ gallery today of people who drink too much. The pictures will be sent around to the country’s saloons with a warning: “If you serve these people you are liable to a £10 ($28) fine.” Maj. G. C. Scrimgeour, clerk of the county council, said the pen alty is possible under a 1903 licensing act. The pictures wjjl be kept out of sight under the bar. Seven Romanians Executed BUCHAREST, Romania, Oct. 31. <JP)—Usually reliable sources said today seven Romanians sen tenced to death recently on charges of “terroristic and sub versive activities” were shot Sat urday after their appeals failed. No official confirmation was avail able. G^O Table Shows U. S. Workers' New Take-Home Pay A table showing Government workers exactly what their take-home pay will be each two weeks under the new pay act, after retirement and with holding tax deductions are made, is printed in today’s editions of The Star. The special table, prepared by the General Accounting Office, shows new annual pay rates, with bi-weekly take home pay according to the number of dependents in each wage-earner’s family. It ap pears on Page A-2. Edward R. Stettinius, 49, Dies; Former Secretary of State First American U. N. Delegate Suffered Heart Ailment By the Associated Press GREENWICH. Conn., Oct. 31.— Edward R. Stettinius, jr., wartime head of lend-lease and Secretary of State when the United Nations came into being, died today at the age of 49. The Greenwich medical exam iner, Dr. C. Stanley Knapp, said death apparently resulted from two forms of heart ailment, cor onary thrombosis (bloodclot) and arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. James’ Episcopal Church, New York. The white-haired, handsome Mr. Stettinius, who at 37 be came board chairman of the United States Steel Corp., was his country’s first U. N. delegate. He was named rector of the Uni versity of Virginia after leaving the U. N. post in 1946. Death came at 7:30 a.m. At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Juan Trippe here. Mrs. Trippe is Mr. Stettinius’ sister. Her husband is head of Pan-American world air ways. The former cabinet member’s Fad-Finder Proposes Social Insurance Now, Steel Pensions Later Adequacy Is Top Issue, Not Financing of Plan, Boqrd Chairman Says The head of President Truman’s fact-finding board in the steel dispute suggested today that settle ment of the month-old strike be arranged on the basis of putting a worker insurance program into effect immediately and leaving the controversial pension issue to further study. Dr. Carroll R. Daugherty de clared in an interview with the weekly magazine. United States News ft World Report, that the “adequacy” of worker pensions is the important thing—not how they are financed. The steel strike took place when the CIO United Steelworks insisted that pensions and insurance should be free, and the steel companies were equally as adamant that the workers should contribute something to the programs. The chairman of the board which investigated the steel dis pute and made recommendations for its settlement said “there is nothing sacrosanct” in the board’s use of the words “non-contribu tory” and “contributory.” Pensions CaUed Most Important. He said development of a sound and adequate pension program was of far greater importance. That, he added, could only be deter mined after long and careful study on a company-by-company basis, and that he did not think details of a pension program should be (See FACT-FINDING, Page A-5.) Secret British Plan Crashes, Killing7 By th» Associated Prass YEOVIL, England, Oct. ,1.—A new secret British Navy fighter smacked into two houses today and exploded. The pilot, a child and a woman were killed. The blast of the plunging plane demolished one house, killing its occupant, Mrs. W. Brown. Ann Wilkins, 6, was killed as she pedaled her cycle in the street in front of the house. The pilot was Michael Graves, 28. assistant chief test pilot for Westland Aircraft, Ltd., makers of the plane, the Wyvem TF2 turbo jet fighter. He, was the son of Sir Cecil Graves, former director-general of the British Broadcasting Corp. Police reported another woman was seriously burned in the blaze which followed the explosion. A Westland official said the plane had been in the air about 30 minutes on a routine test flight. It dived into the houses a short distance from the com pany’s airfield. The plane is powered by one of the most pow erful gas-turbine propeller en gines in the world. Chiang Kai-shek is 63 TAIPEH, Formosa, Oct, 31. (IP) —Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, Chinese Nationalist leader, ob served his 63d birthday today. Numerous Chinese Nationalist leaders drove to his Tsaoshan residence on the outskirts of Tai peh to congratulate him. EDWARD R. STETTINIUS, Jr. —Harris & Ewing Photo. secretary said members of the household found Mr. Stettinius unconscious in bed this morning. He died soon after a physician ar rived at the house. Mr. Stettinius had suffered from a heart condition since last spring, his secretary said, and had been convalescing here. His wife, the former Virginia Gordon Wallace, and her mother, (See STETTINIUS, Page A-5.) CIO Delegates Cheer Murray's Promise to Oust Left-Wingers 'Will Cleanse' Unions At Meeting Under Way, He Tells Membership •y *He Adeciatxl Preii CLEVELAND, Oct. 31. — CIO President Philip Murray touched) off a rousing demonstration at the1 opening session of the 11th con-| vention today when he promised to “cleanse” the organization of pro-Communists. After referring to abuse directed at him by the Moscow radio, Mr. Murray, in his keynote address, said that at meetings of his own CIO Executive Board: “I did not know whether I was talking to a fink (strikebreaker), a Commie or an FBI man.” “If we are going to cleanse this movement, which by the way, we are going to do at this conven tion-” Mr. Murray started to say when the more than 600 dele gates broke into noisy cheers. Mr. Murray was unable to finish his sentence. Threatened With Ouster. At least three, and possibly a dozen unions under left-wing leadership are threatened with ouster from the CIO. Mr. Murray declared that left wingers follow the interest of the Soviet government, even “If that means destruction of democratic trade unions.” “They have no devotion to their unions,” Mr. Murray shouted. "They have no devotion to their country. Mr. Murray got another cheer when he said that "no subtleties engaged in by the representatives (See CIO, Page A Bulletins Midair Crash Kills SAN ANTONIO, Tex. UP).— Four flyers from Randolph Air Force Base were killed today in a spectacular midair collision. Their charred bodies were taken from the wreck of two training planes. The planes crashed on a farm about 10 miles south east of Randolph Field. Mansfield Rejects Offer Representative Mansfield, Democrat, of Montana today turned down President Tru man’s offer to appoint him as an Assistant Secretary of State in charge of the Department’s Information Service. Hoffman Warns Europe to End Tariff Barriers Single Economic Unit Without National Boundaries Urged By the Associated Press PARIS, Oct. 31.—Paul G. Hoff man, Marshall Plan boss, warned Western Europe today to show results early next year in promot ing free trade by knocking down national tariff barriers and eras ing complex money controls. He made it pretty plain it might be hard to get more aid funds from the United States Fritalux Is Merely France and Italy Added to Benelux By the Associated Press PARIS, Oct. 31.—Fritalux is coming into use here. No, it’s not a new cocktail snack. It’s an elaboration of Ben elux. Benelux is the develop ing customs union of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxem bourg. Fritalux, still in the propo sal stage, would be a mone tary agreement of France, Italy. Belgium, the Nether lands and Luxembourg. Its purpose would be to encourage freer exchange of the coun tries’ currencies. Western European finance ministers already are using "Fritalux” as a handy, breath saving abbreviation. — congress umess the Marshall Plan countries showed more wil lingness to join in a single eco nomic unit. Goods in the big Western Eu ropean market, he said, must move freely across the many na tional boundaries—like trade be tween the 48 States of the United States. Economic Unity Essential. Failure to achieve economic unity, Mr. Hoffman warned, means “disaster for nations and poverty for peoples.” He made his call for concrete action by early next year in a prepared statement to the General Council of the Organization for European Economic Co-operation (OEEC), the European organiza tion that helps administer the Marshall Plan. Mr. Hoffman said the Marshall Plan countries have made “truly amazing progress” in restoring in dustrial and agricultural produc tion in the last two years. But he said co-operative action between nations is needed if Western Europe’s economic problems are to be solved. Mr. Hoffman said: “This, I believe, means nothing less than an integration of the Western European economy. * * * Single Large Market. “The substance of such integra tion would be the formation of a single large market within which quantitative restrictions on the movement of goods, monetary bar riers to the flow of payments, and, eventually, all tariffs are perman ently swept away. “The fact that we have in the United States a single market of 150,000,000 consumers has been indispensable to the strength and efficiency of our economy. The creation of a permanent, freely trading area, comprising 270,000, 000 consumers in Western Europe, (See HOFFMAN,' Page A-6.) Fordham Records Quake NEW YORK, Oct. 31. (/P)—The Fordham University seismograph last night recorded a fairly severe earthquake about 2,900 miles from New York City in an undeter mined direction. The Rev. Joseph J. Lynch, uni versity seismologist, said the first shock was recorcfcd at 8:47.25 p.m. and the second at 8:53.53 pm. U. S. Demands Czechs Recall Official Here, One in Hew York The State Department an nounced today that it has asked the Czechoslovak government to recall two of its representatives in this country. No reason was given for the step, but it was considered by ob servers to be a retaliation for the recent action of the Czech gov ernment ousting two attaches of the American Embassy in Prague. The two officials are Dr. Ervin Munk, Consul General in New York, and Jan Horvath, “house keeper” of the Embassy in Wash ington. The note requesting removals was delivered Saturday, a State Department spokesman said. He added that Dr. Vladamir Outrata, the Czechoslovak ambassador, has made an appointment to discuss that matter with Undersecretary of State James Webb this after noon. The two Americans ousted from the American embassy in the Czech capital, Isaac Patch, jr„ and John G. Heyn, were given 24 hours to leave the country. But the department placed no time limit on the removal of the two Czechs, asking that their with drawal be “immediate.’’ P^SHUCKSfl® W WE CAN'T ™ ! f SCARE ANYBODY V WITH THIS J j^TUFF/^ i Barkley Will Marry Mrs. Hadley On November 18 in St. Louis Vice President Wins Widow's Hand After 4-Month Courtship By tht Associated Press ST. LOUIS. Oct. 31.—Vice Pres ident Alben W. Barkley, who has scored many successes in a long political career, has also proved himself lucky in love. Mrs. Carleton 8. Hadley, the comely widow whom he courted; diligently for nearly four months, announced last night that the I two wound be married here No vember 18. The announcement was made informally in the presence of a few friends and newspapermen in Mrs. Hadley's apartment as the Vice President stood by smiling. Wedding details were not made public. Friends expected the cere mony would be a simple one and would be performed in one of St. Louis’ Methodist churches. Both Britain to Withdraw Troops From Greece; Economy Step Denied Mayhew Tells Commons Interest in People of Country Continues By the Auociated Press LONDON, Oct. 31.—The Brit.sh government announced today It plans to withdraw soon the Brit ish troops now stationed in Greece. Christopher Mayhew, foreign undersecretary, disclosed the de cision in the House of Commons. Britain now has around 3,500 troops in Greece. Most of them have been training Athens gov ernment soldiers for their fight to put down the Communist-led Greek guerrillas. The guerrillas announced re cently that they have quit fight ing, although they are not giving up their arms. "The withdrawal of our troops in no way affects the position of the British naval, military and police missions of Greece,” Mr. Mayhew said. “Neither does it indicate any lessening of interest in the security and well-being of the Greek people * • *.” In reply to a member’s question, Mr. Mayhew said the decision to withdraw the troops had nothing to do with the Labor govern ment’s current economy drive. Prime Minister Attlee has decreed that Britain must cut her budget by £250,000,000 ($780,000,000) a year. "The cost of stationing troops in Greece rather than elsewhere has always been very small,” Mr. Mayhew said. “The part they have played and the issues at stake have always been out of all proportion to the cost of the troops.” Televising U. N. Sessions To Begin Next Monday •y the Associated Press LAKE SUCCESS, Oct. 31.— United Nations proceedings will be brought to television audiences beginning next Monday. Assembly President Carlos P. Romulo announced yesterday that the Ford Motor Co. will sponsor a three-hour daily telecast of U. N. proceedings. Previously individual stations have made occasional telecasts of U. N. sessions when matters of especial interest were being dis cussed. The forthcoming pro grams will be shown on the Columbia Broadcasting System television network from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Shah's State Dinner Will Keep Truman From Wedding Although Vice President Barkley described President Truman as being pleased and happy at the news of his en gagement, it is highly unlikely the Chief Executive will be able to get to the wedding. Charles G. Ross, White House press secretary, pointed out that the November 18 date of the ceremony coincides with that of a State dinner the Shah of Iran will give for the President in Washington at the conclusion of his three day visit. the 71-year-old Kentuckian and his 38-year-old bride-to-be are members of that faith. The wedding announcement, set for 7 pjn„ was delayed nearly 30 (See BARKLEY, Page A-5.) Psychiatrist, Engineer Clash in Testimony On Transit Radio Dr. Overholser Stresses Nervousness; Sound Expert Differs With Him Testimony of a sound engineer and a psychiatrist clashed before the Public Utilities Commission to day In the Capital Transit Co.s fight to retain its radio streetcars and buses. Dr. Winfred Overholser. prom inent psychiatrist and superintend ent of St. Elizabeths Hospital, called to the stand by an opponent of the radio equipped vehicles de clared: “It is safe to say there are cer tain persons who have violent dis likes. If they are constantly sub jected to a particular Influence it has a frustrating, annoying effect which may produce a nervous strain.” Dr. Overholser emphasized he was not referring “to radio in particular.” Earlier, Prank H. McIntosh, an acoustical engineer and consult ant of the Bell Laboratories, was called as one of the final witnesses for the transit company and radio station WWDC, which supplies the programs. One Commissioner Absent. “If a person gets used to one sound, you can put it out of your mind,” he said. “If a new sound is introduced it becomes more noticeable until it too occupies that place in your hear where all other sounds are that you’ve grown used to.” The audience at the hearing, starting with only 14 persons at the 10 a.m. opening, had grown to 40 by midmoming, compared to the crash of people which filled the District Building’s fifth floor boardroom for the opening Thurs day. Even the ranks of the three member commission were de pleted. Only Chairman James H. Flanagan and James W. Lauder dale were in their seats. Normal ly Engineer Commissioner Brig. Gen. Gordon R. Young is .the third member of the board, but two assistant Engineer Commis sioners have been attending for him. Strong testimony for the radios (See BUSES, Page A-3.) Missing Boat Hunted MIAMI, Fla., Oct. 31 (/P).—A Coast Guard cutter and a PBY search plane scoured the Atlantic off the South Carolina Coast to day for a 44-foot cabin cruiser missing since October 37 with three persons aboard. The missing craft, Little Doot, left Charleston October 25 on a fishing cruise. First Report by Chest Lists Donations of $1,137,867 or 28% Red Feather Workers Stage Parade Before Turning in Pledges BULLETIN Community Chest campaign ers today reported subscriptions totaling $1,137,867, or 28.5 per cent of the Washington area goal of $3,991,719 in this year’s Red Feather drive. The number of contributors was 76,266. This was the campaign’s first report and was $700,000 more than was reported at the first iheeting last year. Several thousand noonday pe destrians watched a parade on Fifteenth street today heralding the first general report luncheon in the Washington area’s $3,991, 719 Community Chest drive. Nearly 200 marchers represent ing the chest’s 102 health and welfare services marched down Fifteenth street, led by the Air Force Band and followed by the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps. The brief parade began at K street and wound up at the Washington Hotel where nearly 400 volunteer leaders gathered to make their first report. Besides the military uniforms, the uniforms of the Salvation Army, Boys Scouts, Girl Scouts, Campfire Girls and Instructive Visiting Nurses brightened the procession. The civilian marchers carried placards identifying their agencies. Other Parade* Planned. Trailing the marchers were an automobile bearing dummy acci dent victims on its hood and a Garfield Hospital ambulance. The auto carried a sign reading “This Could Happen to You.”, and the ambulance bore the slogan, “The Hospitals Must Be Ready.” The parade, planned at the last minute, is the first of four to be held on general report days dur ing the campaign which is sched uled to continue until Thanks giving. The second parade, to be held November 8, will originate at Twelfth street and New York avenue N. W. The third parade will form on November 17 at the west side of Twelfth street and Constitution (See CHEST, Page A-6.) Rhee Predicts Force To End Korean Rift By the Associated Pre»» SEOUL, Oct. 31.—Korea’s Pres ident Syngman Rhee prophesied today force may be necessary to settle the rift between North and South Korea. Standing on the decks of the United States cruiser St. Paul in Inchon harbor, Mr. Rhee told American Navy officers and sail ors: “When we have to settle this thing by war, we will do all the fighting needed. We are not ask ing our friends to do our fighting for us.” Mr. Rhee compared Korea with a body cut in half. “We can’t live much longer this way,” he said. The President said ^American economic and military aid had enabled his government to with stand Communism. “So long as we have your sup port and assistance,” he told the American crew, “I am sure that we can keep this part of our country, at least, free from Com munism.” Mr. Rhee said the cruiser and her destroyer escort were here on a friendly visit and not “with im perialistic motives.” The St. Paul left later for Ja pan. Her destroyer escort will sail tomorrow. Sherman Flying Here for Talk on Top Navy Post 31 More Warships Ordered Laid Up in Economy Program By John A. Giles Speculation that Vice Admiral Forrest P. Sherman will be named Chief of Naval Operations in creased today as Admiral Sher man headed toward Washington for conferences with Secretary of the Navy Matthews. Admiral Sherman, commander of the Sixth Task fleet operating in the Mediterranean, is expected here by tomorrow. He boarded a Pan-American plane for the flight to this country, the Associated Press reported from London, after leaving his fleet at Beirut, Lebanon. It was likely that Mr. Matthew* himself ordered Admiral Sherman here for a conference before a final decision is made on a successor to Admiral Denfeld as Chief of Naval Operations. Denfeld Still Undecided. Admiral Denfeld, ousted by Mr. Matthews, still has not made up his mind on whether to accept another Navy assignment or to retire, it was reported this morn ing. In another Navy development, the department announced last night that it was going to lay up 31 warships and 42 other vessel* to keep within reduced sums It will have to spend. The “mothballing" program i* part of the effort to hold th# total spending on the armed services to $13,000,000,000 in th* fiscal year which begins next July 1, compared with $15,585, 863,498 voted by Congress for this year. By next July the Navy expect* to have 237 combat vessels in op eration compared with 268 on September 1. The fleet will re duce by four aircraft carriers and the craft which support them. Most of the reductions will be in the Atlantic Fleet. Midway Class Intact. Essex class carriers (27,000 tons) | will be reduced from five to three, smaller carriers of about 14,000 tons will be increased from three to four and the small “jeep” es cort carriers will be reduced from seven to four. The three largl 45.000- ton aircraft carriers of th* Midway class will continue in op eration. The same is true of th| 45.000- ton battleship Missouri. Friends of Admiral Sherman who was 54 years old yesterday, said that he actually prefers waits ting four more years befori stepping into the chief of navaj operations spot. They said that he wanted to return now to be come vice chief of naval opera tions and then return to sea a* i commander of one of the fleet* before stepping into the top job. However, the ousting of Ad miral Denfeld as an aftermath of I the House Armed Services Com j mittee’s investigation of the inter J service fight might work a change in these plans. New Hiss Trial Set For November 17 By the Associated Press NEW YORK, Oct. 31.—Federal Judge William Bondy set Novem ber 17 for the start of the second perjury trial of Alger Hiss, one time high State Department official. The trial date was fixed by Judge Bondy afted a hearing on a show cause order obtained by Mr. Hiss’ new attorney, Claude B. Cross of Boston. Cross sought a November 22 trial date on the ground that he needed this addi tional time to prepare his case. Originally, the second trial had beep set for October 10. The de fense, however, obtained a post ponement. Mr. Hiss’ first trial ended in a hung jury last July. The former Government official is charged with lying when ha denied passing secret State De partment documents to Whittaker Chambers, confessed one-time courier for a prewar Soviet spy ring. United States Attorney Thomas F. Murphy, who prosecuted the first trial, appeared in opposition to the Nevember 22 date. At the same time he asked the court to fix an arbitrary time for start of the new trial as a means of pre venting the defense from seeking a further adjournment. 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