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Ev*'.:y «na 8una«j. »l *0 • Mont*. *b»b » 9 f rVTO Sundoys. *5 30 Vl*ht Fin»i edition S! 30 end SJ *0 dot Month ** 3- O Truman to Fight 'Greed' in West Development Says in Wyoming Speech He Opposes Teapot Dome Ideas ly th« Associated Press ABOARD TRUMAN TRAIN, May 9.—President Truman de clared today his administration will push the development of the West over the opposition of “re actionary forces’’ of “privilege and greed” with their philosophy of "Teapot Dome.” The President carried his day and night cross-country stump Partial Text of Truman's Nebraska and Wyoming Speeches. Page A-6 Truman Trip Has Appearance of Seminar on Fair Deal. Page A-6 Republican Answer to Truman Delivered *by Senator Wherry. Page A-6 ing tour into Wyoming after tell ing an agricultural crowd at Lin coln, Nebr., enactment of the con troversial Brannan farm plan would help assure “peace and prosperity for ourselves and the world.” In a speech prepared for an audience today at Caspar, Wyo., the Chief Executive described the new Korts Dam, 50 miles away, as a source of “wealth and strength for the people of the world.” And he scoffed at those who cry "socialism,” “regimentation,” or "bonndoggle” at Government wa ter and land resource develop ment. Solemn Note in Speeches. Mr. Truman revived the old "Teapot Dome” oil scandal, con trasting the philosophy of “Tea pot Dome” with that behind the construction of the Kortes Dam. The solemn note he sounded in speeches yesterday in Illinois and Iowa crept into his Casper talk. “We are engaged in a world wide struggle to bring lasting peace to the world,” he said. “Irl that struggle we are being opposed by a cynical imperialism which asserts that freedom and democ racy are soft and Incapable of strong action.” By developing projects like the Kortes Dam, Mr. Truman contin uned, this country, “can prove how false, how hollow, are the claims of communism." In the democratic tradition, he added, “we shall move forward on the path of freedom and peace.” Congress “Moving Forward.” In the same vein, Mr. Truman told his farm audience at Lincoln last night that the production payment plan sponsored by Sec retary of Agriculture Brannan “is the best plan yet proposed for getting an abundant production of perishable crops consumed without knocking the bottom out of the farmer’s income. Mr. Truman assured the Casper (See SPEECHES, Page A-4.) Late News Bulletins Jacobs Reprimanded Because he “exceeded his au thority as subcommittee chair man,” Representative Jacobs, Democrat, of Indiana today faced abolition of his House Labor Subcommittee. The ac tion followed an angry session over Mr. Jacobs’ announcement he had subpoenaed John L. Lewis to tell why Lloyd H. Sid ener, Illinois miner, was barred from his job and fined $50,000 by the union for trying to obey Mr. Lewis’ back-to-work order. Action against the Jacobs sub committee was taken by Chair man Lesinski of the full Labor Committee, which will vote on the abolition Thursday. (Earlier Story on Page A-5.) Earl D. Johnson Named President Truman today nom inated Earl Dallam Johnson, New York investment counselor, to be Assistant Secretary of the Army, succeeding Archibald S. Alexander, who has become Un dersecretary. Acheson, Bevin Meet to Discuss Measures to Win Cold War Communist Uprising In Malaya Subject Of London Talks •y Auociatid Pr«i» LONDON, May 9.—Secretary of State Acheson and British Foreign Secretary Bevin met today to discuss ways of winning the cold war. Mr. Acheson came by plane from Paris, where he talked yes Western Leaders Coal te Med Han far Berlin Withdrawal. Mate A-7 terday with French Foreign Min ister Schuman and agreed that the United States would give mili tary and economic aid to keep warring Indo-China out of the Communist column. Mr. Acheson and Mr. Schuman also were reported in agreement on giving more political and eco nomic freedom to Western Ger many by easing their occupation (See ACHESON, Page A-3/> Dozen Women Picket U. S. London Embassy, Shout for Acheson fty tHt Associated Pras* LONDON, May 9.—A dozen women carrying posters say ing ‘Yanks in Britain Mean Bombs on Britain" tried to picket the American Embassy here today. They shouted for Secretary of State Acheson. who is here for Big Three talks. Police broke up the picket line and took away the post ers, but allowed two of the women to go inside and talk to an Embassy official. An Embassy spokesman said the women, who identi fied themselves as members of “The British Conscript i Mothers’ Committee,” urged “disarmament, world peace and removal of United States Air Force bomber squadrons from Britain.” Four Major Railroads Cut Service as Strike Deadline Approaches Firemen Set to Walk Out At 6 AM. Tomorrow; Negotiations in Deadlock ly th« A»*ciat«d Frill CHICAGO, May Railroads involved in a strike set for 6 a.m. tomorrow, today began placing embargoes on freight and pas senger traffic. The Pennsylvania Railroad, largest of the four singled out for the walkout by the Brother hood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, announced it is pre paring to halt operations of its passenger and freight trains west and north of Harrisburg, Pa., to night. All freight operations in the area will come to a halt at mid night, a Pennsy announcement said, and passenger * train service will be tapered gradually to pre vent any travelers being stopped by the strike before reaching their destination. Electric Train* Will Run. The railroad ordered a similar embargo two weeks ago when the strike was first threatened. The embargo was lifted when that Strike order was delayed. Elec tric engines operating on Penn sylvania lines east of Harrisburg are not affected by the strike or der. The Santa Fe Railway System said it is curtailing passenger service starting today. Plans for a freight embargo remain to be completed, the road said. In Washington, the Southern Railway System issued an em bargo on movement of all freight and passenger traffic which can not reach its destination or clear Southern System lines before the strike deadline. Plans to Hall Service. In addition, the Southern said that if the strike materializes it will discontinue all passenger, mail, express and freight service. The action would affect about 38, 000 workers employed throughout the Southern system. At Indianapolis, a New York Central spokesman said passenger service will be discontinued in Indiana if the strike materializes. He said efforts will be made to operate one freight train daily be tween St. Louis and Cleveland. Passenger trains which would be discontinued, the New York Cen tral spokesman said, include nine each way between St. Louis and Cleveland, and five between Chi cago and Cincinnati. Meanwhile, Federal mediators strove desperately to effect a peaceful settlement. Negotiations, however, appeared to be hopelessly deadlocked. The firemen’s principal demand is for a second fireman on multiple unit Diesel locomotives. The de mand has been rejected by the carriers. Two presidential emer gency fact-finding boards also held that there is no necessity for an extra fireman. New Highway Bridge Hailed By Gen. Young at Dedication The new Fourteenth street bridge across the Potomac River opened to traffic today as Miss Mary Jane Hayes, Miss Washing ton of 1949, cut the red ribbon at dedication ceremonies. More than 300 persons were present at the special ceremonies Picture of Official Ceremony Opening New Highway Bridge. Page B-l on the Washington side of the bridge. The new span will carry northbound traffic. The old High way Bridge will carry Virginia bound traffic only. Engineer Commissioner Gordon R. Young, hailed the opening of the $6 million structure as the fourth large postwar traffic project in the District. He said such new projects often bring a new traffic problem else where because of the rerouting of vehicular trafflfc. "If this happens with the open ing of this new bridge, we'll iron the difficulty out in short order,” he said. After the ribbon-cutting cere mony, a motorcade carrying top District officials,*members of Con gress and others concerned with the bridge opening crossed the 2,430-foot structure to the Vir ginia side. There the motorcade turned around and headed back for the District, leading across the bridge traffic which had been awaiting the opening. Charles M. Upham. chairman of the District Motor Vehicle Park ing Agency, was master of cere monies. Commissioner John Rus sell Young welcomed the crowd and Representative Smith, Demo crat, of Virginia also spoke. Russell Sees Victory In Fight to Block FEPC This Session Feels Sure Administration Can't Get Votes Required To Force Decision By J. A. O'Leary Southern Democrats appeared to be heading toward another vic tory this year in their fight against Senate passage of a Fed eral Fair Employment Practices bill. Although the showdown will not come before next week, Senator Russell, Democrat of Georgia, floor manager for the opposition, said he feels sure the administration will not get the 64 votes required to curb debate and force a de cision. If the bill itself could be brought to a vote a majority would be suf ficient to pass it, but the current battle is being waged to block the motion to place the measure be fore the Senate. Unless Majority Leader Lucas of Illinois can line up 64 votes— two-thirds of the entire Senate— to limit debate there will be no opportunity to vote on the bill itself. Senator Russell said he feels sure supporters of the bill do not have 64 votes. Bill May Be Sidetracked. After further debate this after noon, the civil rights issue may be sidetracked for two or three days by parts of President Truman's government reorganization pro gram. Senators Taft, Republican, of Ohio, and Robertson, Democrat, of Virginia, have served notice they will try to get Senate action this week to block two of the reorgan ization orders. Senator Taft is fighting the abolition of the office of Robert N. Denham, independent counsel to the National Labor Re lations Board, and Senator Robert son is leading a fight to preserve the independence of the controller of the currency. Another reor ganization order would place that office under the Secretary of the Treasury. Russell Opens Attack. Senator Russell launched the Southern attack on the PEPC bill yesterday after short opening speeches in support of such leg islation by Senators Thomas, Democrat, of Utah, and Ives, Re publican, of New York. Senator Thomas said the bill is designed to right a wrong which “fairly shouts for a remedy.” Senator Ives said a similar law has worked in New York. Senator Russell called the bill a “legislative monstrosity,” and said it would create an “army of thought police.” There have been no indications thus far that Senate leaders will try to hold day and night sessions, as they have during some past ef forts to break filibusters against civil rights bills. Leaders apparently recognize that, unless they can invoke the new debate-curbing rule adopted last year, late evening sessions would not be enough to wear down the number of Southerners who could take turns talking. The American Council on Hu man Rights sent a letter to all Senators, urging favorable action on the bill, contending that “job discrimination is the most ran corous and damaging form of dis crimination which Negro Amer icans suffer'today.” Western Maryland Fruit Reported Hurt in Freeze ly tho Associated Frost HAGERSTOWN, Md., May First checks indicated extensive damage early today to Western Maryland peach and apple crops when the mercury dipped below freezing. Charles O. Dunbar, director of the University of Maryland Fruit Experiment Station at nearby Hancock, said there “undoubtedly was considerable damage in lower orchards. Those on the mountain sides apparently escaped heavy damage." Reorganization Plans Acted On By Senate Unit Two Disapproved, Mine Backed, One Merely Reported BULLETIN President Truman, in a new reorganization message to Con gress, today proposed making the chairman of the National Security Resources Bo*-d Nation’s mobilization “czar” in event of war. The cabinet mem bers of the board would be merely advisors to the chairman. Mr. Truman also recommended placing the RFC under the Commerce Department with two RFC units transferred to the Housing and Home Finance Agency. A Senate committee today dis approved two more of President Truman's Government reorgani zation plans, while approving nine others and reporting one without recommendation. The two rejected by the Ex penditures Committee were: Plan No. Four—broadening the control of the Secretary of Agri culture over his subordinates and giving him three new assistant seceretaries. disapproved 7 to 5. Plan No. Seven—Increasing the powers of the chairman of the In terstate Commerce Commission, turned down 6 to 5. Commerce Plan Reported. The one reported without recom mendation was No. Five—increas ing the authority of the Secretary of Commerce over his agencies. It had been objected to because of its affect on the Patent Office. The vote to send it to the Senate with out recommendation was 7 to 4. Of the nine that won committee approval, six were endorsed unani mously and will not have to be laid before the Senate. They are: No. 3.—Relating to the Interior Department; No. 14. to co-ordi nate the administration of labor standards; No. 15. transferring supervision of public works in Alaska and, the Virgin Islands from General Services Adminis tration to the Interior Depart ment; No. 16, transferring Fed eral aid to local school districts and for water pollution control from GSA to the Federal Security Agency; No. 19, transferring the Bureau of Employes’ Compensa tion from Federal Security to the Labor Department, and No. 20, transferring from the State De partment to GSA functions which have no connection with foreign affairs. Divided Votes on Three. Three plans which were ap proved by divided votes, and which may be argued further in the Senate are: No. 11, to reorganize the Federal Communications Commission, in dorsed, 6 to 5; No. 9, to reorganize the Federal Power Commission, approved 7 to 4, and No. 8, to re organize the Federal Trade Com mission, indorsed 7 to 4. The Senate committee is still holding hearings on No. 21, to re organize the Maritime Commis sion. The six remaining plans in the original batch of 21 submitted by the President in March are being held in abeyance to find out whether any Senators are con sidering resolutions of disapproval. Under the law all reorganiza tion plans go into effect auto matically 60 days after being laid before Congress unless in that in terval one branch of Congress adopts a resolution of disap proval. The committee earlier voted against plans to abolish the office of Robert N. Denham, inde pendent counsel to the National Labor Relations Board, and to terminate the independence of the controller of the currency by putting his office under the Sec retary of the Treasury. The Sen ate is expected to kill these two plans before the week end by adopting the resolutions of dis approval. One Dead, 12 Missing In Nebraska Floods By th« Associated Press AUBURN, Nebr., May 9.—At least one person drowned and a dozen were reported missing to day in floods growing out of torrential rains last night. Rains of 6 inches and more turned rivers and streams in this Rising Waters Imperil Flooded Winnipeg; 12,000 Homeless. Page A-4 Southeastern Nebraska area into raging torrents. Known dead was Walter Adams, about 50, of Syracuse. Flood waters of the Nemaha River, which flooded homes of an esti mated 60 Syracuse families, took his life. ' Mr. Adams was caught by rising waters near his home. Firemen tried to throw him a rope but firemen themselves had to climb trees to safety as the waters rose. Mr. Adams’ body was recovered this morning. The flood area extended to Lin coln, where flooding described as the worst since 1908 came just a few hours after President Tru man’s special train passed through tha city. --- ■ " "» "■ • ■ ————————^ ' ' ■ '■ - V - % I / 4 / * I I Youth Held for Grand Jury After Lansburgh Killing Inquest Friend Tells of Plan to Rob Store; 51 Policemen Cited for Work on Case A coroner's jury today ordered William A. Tyler, 18, held for grand jury action in the murders of two night watchmen at Lans burgh ifc Bro.'s department store after hearing a friend of Tyler's describe how they “cased'’ the store the day ef the murders. About the time the inquest was starting, the Commissioners an nounced they had approved com mendations for 51 policemen for their work in breaking the case. Supt. of Police Robert J. Barrett headed the commendation list. Before the coroner's jury acted, Tyler already faced grand jury ac tion. He was held without bond for the grand jury Saturday night by United States Commissioner, Ctyril S. Lawrence. Until the inquest, police had kept secret the name of the asso ciate who. it was reported earlier, gave police a detailed description I of accompanying Tyler to Lans burgh's April 6. The bodies of John C. Carpenter! and Oliver R. Hess, the two watch men, were discovered shortly after 1 a.m. April 7 by an ironworker iat the store. On the witness stand today, Howard B. Roy. colored^ 20. of the 1800 block of Alabama avenue S.E., 'See MURDERS, Page A-5.) H-Bomb Predictions Now Range Between 100 to 1 and 50-50 Pike Says His Forecast Of 'Probable' Success May Be Over-Optimistic By Thomas R. Henry Eventual production of the super-powerful hydrogen bomb seems “somewhere between prob able and possible.” This seems to summarize the opinions of some of America's ■.. . ACC Official Assails Atomic War Scares, Asks Medical Plans. Page A-4 __ most eminent physicists, Acting Chairman Sumner T. Pike of the Atomic Energy Commission told a press conference today. The opinions, he said, range from that of Dr. Robert A. Milliken, dean of American physicists, who believes the chance Is about 1 in 100 to those of some scientists who be lieve there is a 50-50 chance. His own previous use of the word “probable,” he said, may have been over-optimistic. Mr. Pike confirmed by implica tion recent statements that con centration on the hydrogen bomb may slow down the production of the fissionable materials, uranium 235 and plutonium, needed for the uranium bomb and for indus trial development of atomic ; energy. He said the scientist making them was “a competent man.” The implication is that the creation of tritium requires the use of the same neutrons used in the fission of uranium and hence some of the same ap paratus. Mr Pike confirmed the recent Defense Department report of the production of “atomic weapons,” presumably differing from the type of plutonium bomb previously described. He refused to com I ment, however, when asked if any of the weapons was of a class which could not be described as a bomb. The major efforts of the atomic power project, it was pointed out, now are directed towards pro (See ATOMIC, Page A-4.) Cab Passenger Gets Break as He Tries Great Experiment Curiosity, which tradition ally kills cats, let William Heuer off easier last night. Mr. Heuer, 41, of Los An geles, Calif., was riding along in a taxi here when he won dered what would happen if he jumped out while the cab was rolling. This, according to Emergency Hospital, is what he learned: A fractured wrist, fractured knee and bruises. House Rejects Attempt To Divert Budget Bill As Final Vote Nears Hoffman Tries to Take Up Truman Proposal to Cut NLRB Power By John A. Giles The House moved toward final i action on the huge omnibus appro | priations bill today after rejecting a Republican attempt to take up President Truman's plan to strip the National Labor Relations Board chairman of his powers. As the session opened Repre sentative Hoffman, Republican of Michigan moved that the House lay aside the appropriations meas ure and consider the President’s reorganization plans instead. But Majority Leader McCormick of Massachusetts, who was pre siding, ruled that under a unani mous consent agreement adopted April 5, the $20 billion money measure would have to be finally disposed of first unless the mem bers voted otherwise. Hoffman Stresses Time Element. Mr. Hoffman pointed out that the reorganization plans submil-1 ted by Mr. Truman, including the one to change the NLRB, would go into effect May 24 if adverse action was not taken before that date, whereas Congress had until June 30 to provide appropriations. “The danger of permitting the President to propose a reorganiza tion plan without insuring the right of either branch of Congress to reject was time and again pointed out and stressed when the basic reorganization law was de bated in the 81st Congress,” Mr. Hoffman declared. "That such danger was real is now appar ent.” “It is entirely strange that a House that passed the Taft-Hart ley Act and which has refused to repeal that act, should permit a President, politically allied with; labor unions, by reorganization plan No. 12 to repeal one of the more important provisions of that act—the provision creating ‘ and defining the duties of the inde pendent general council.” Defense Fund Due for Boost. The lawmakers were expected to add $350 million to the de fense-spending program, princi pally for airplanes. Economy advocates, who yes ! terday lopped $1.8 million off the I (See APPROPRIATIONS, A-5.) Storms Delay Elizabeth LONDON. May 9 W—An air plane carrying Princess Elizabeth back to London from a Malta vacation ran into heavy thunder- j storms over France today and was forced to return to Nice. The pilot of Elizabeth's private plan# ra dioed the news to London. Mrs. Keleher Balks Again at Eviction; Won't Quit Her Bed Marshals, Aided by Locksmith, Force Way Into Apartment For the second straight day, United States marshals broke into the luxurious Woodley Park Tow ers apartment of Mrs. Anna T. (Dolly* Keleher today, and for the second time she refused to be evicted for non-payment of rent. Aided by a locksmith, and using their solid shoulders, two men from the marshal s office and an attorney pushed into the place this morning, only to find Mrs. Keleher in bed, with covers drawn up to her chin. After a conference, the marshals decided to move the furnishings from the seven-room, two-bath apartment, and as the wo'rk began Mrs. Keleher could be heard sob bing inside. The marshal s office meanwhile had summoned an ambulance to remove Mrs. Keleher. but had not decided to which hospital she would be taken. In a conversation with report ers standing outside the door, Mrs. Keleher said she probably would go to the Glenn Dale San atorium. She said she has lost 40 pounds in a year and now weighs 127. Calls It “Persecution.” "This is not prosecution, this is persecution,” she sobbed as the movers continued their work. Yesterday the recently divorced wife of John B. (Blackjack) Kele her, well-known gambler, refused to budge under similar persuasion on the grounds she was ill. Later in the day Municipal Judge Wal ter J. Casey refused to grant a stay on the Government's writ of restitution. Claiming that she owes more than $600 in rental on the $169.90 per month apartment, the mar shals went back today with the idea of carrying Mrs. Keleher out on a stretcher if necessary. There was a brief colloquy through & locked door during which Mrs. Keleher asked for her attorney. She was refused and the officers. Assistant Chief Dep uty James T. Mattingly and Dep (8ee KELEHER, Page A-4.) Jap Cherry Tree Donor Flying Here Next Week ly th« Atisclolvd Prtu TOKYO. May 9—Yukio Ozaki, the venerable Japanese who gave Washington its famed cherry trees, will leave May 16 by plane to see for himself how the trees are doing. Ozaki gave Washington its cherry trees in 1912 when he was Tokyo's Mayor. Senators Want Postal Cutback Order Rescinded Committee Votes, 9 to 0, to Direct Donaldson to Act ly »H# trtu The Senate Past Office Com mittee today approved a resolu tion directing that Pastmaster General Donaldson drop his econ omy cutbacks in the pastal aerv ice. The vote was 9 to 0. On April 18 Mr. Donaldson cut down on a number of services, explaining that the department lacked the money to continue them. One order cut residential mail deliveries to one a day and reduced deliveries in business areas. Mr. Donaldson also shortened the hours of window service and | dropped some night handling of mail. Barrage of Protests. Since his orders were issued, there has been a barrage of pro i tests. Mr. Donaldson said the reduc tions were necessary because Con i Stress had decided against mak ing postal rate Increases he had recommended. He proposed in creases to bring in about *600 millions a year. The House trimmed that to *100 million and the Senate has not acted For the fiscal year beginning : July 1. Mr. Donaldson asked a $2,235,607,000 appropriation. Con gress has not acted finally, but the House Appropriations Com mittee has recommended that tha department's funds be held to $2,207,500,000. Mr Donaldson said actual expenditures during tha present fiscal year will top *2. 240,000,000. Recommendations On to Senate. The Senate committee * recom mendations go to the Senate. The committee approved a resolutloa and two bills, wl\ich would hava the effect of cancelling Mr. Don aldson s cutbacks. If the Senate and House should take the same view as the com mittee. Congress would be obli gated to supply the money needed for the restored services. | Just before acting on the meas ures the committee heard Presi i dent William C. Doherty of the 1 AFL National Association of Let i ter Carriers' protest that the cut backs are working a hardship on the men who carry mall and are injuring their morale. Cigar Excises Cult 5 Million In Committee Reversal By the Associated Press The House Ways and Means Committee reversed itself today and voted to cut cigar excises by $15 million a year. I Cigar smokers now pay $41 * million taxes a year. The com mittee previously had rejected ths cut. At the same time the committed voted to close a tax law "loop hole” which some members esti mated has been depriving the Gov ernment of from $25 million to $30 million annually. Thla was a technical amendment dealing with tax deductions taken by dealers in tax-exempt State and munici pal bonds. U. S. Plan to Build Homes For Servicemen Dropped By the Associated Press The House Armed Services Committee today shelved a plan to let the Government build $97,643,000 worth of homes for families of servicemen in thla country. The committee struck the pro vision from a multi-million dollar military public works bill on the recommendation of Chairman Vinson. He said the job should be turned over to private Arms operating under the Wherry Act. That act gives government aid to contractors putting up houses intended for military tenants. In addition, the committee knocked out about $1,072,000 au thorized for expansions and Im provements at several aUMtary hospitals which Secretary Of De fense Johnson has ordered closed. Ex-Teacher to Mark 70th Year By Walking to Top of Monument By Charles J. Yarbrough George Frederick Miller, who have been in training for a long walk since hiking 1,000 miles to1 school 37 years ago, is going to take it tomorrow—on his 70th birthday. The spry, bike-riding retired educator and publisher, is going to walk up the Washington Monu ment, “just for the exercise.” Down to a good walking weight of 140 pounds, he was almost bored with confidence today. ‘ I walked up the Monument six days j ago,” he said, “as a sort of a warmup and just to see if 1 could io it. "The trip took just 3 seconds under 17 minutes with no stops.! 11 never make any stops,” he add ed. as confidence bubbled over. A one-time rural school teacher in Missouri. Mr. Miller’s longest I hike to school was the 1,000 miles when he walked from Farmington. Mo., to New York City to enter classes at Columbia University. That junket, he explained, “was just to see if I could.” It took him 26 days. He bicycles form his home at II Milmarson place N.W. to down town about once a week, largely because he likes it. The Monument trip tomorrow will be his third walk-up. In his almost-70 yelks. Mr. Miller has been a professor, a lecturer and a United States Bu reau of Education employe. Ha also has invented an eraser (Pat ent No. 2239793).