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5 CENTS
Ousted Miner
Wins His Fight
Against UMW
Sidener's $50,000
Fine^Rescinded; Gets
Old Job and Back Pay
By Robert M. Lewin
Corrspondent for The Star and
Chicago Daily New*.
CHICAGO, May 29.—Lloyd H.
Sidener, the discharged and fined
Canton (111.) coal miner, has won
his fight against John L. Lewis’
United Mine Workers. *■
UMW Local 7455 yesterday re
scinded the $50,000 fine it imposed
on Mr. Sidener because he had
tried to go back to work during
the recent national coal strike.
Local 7455 voted that Mr. Sid
ener could return to his Job at
the United Electrical Coal Com
panies’ Bucheart mine with back
pay for time lost any time he
wants.
The union acted after a lawyer
on Mr. Lewis’ staff in Washington
came to Chicago last week and
discussed settlement of Sidener’s
case. It is reported that Mr. Lewis
had ordered a settlement.
NLRB Officials Silent.
The attorney talked at length
with National Labor Relations
Board officials here. An unfair
labor practice case is pending as a
result of charges filed by Mr.
Sidener. A hearing had been set
for June 20.
NLRB officials refused to com
ment.
Mr. Sidener was a shovel engi
neer, earning $21.05 a day.
Mr. Sidener has not worked
since March 6, the day after the
strike ended, because the local
threatened to strike at Buckheart
If he worked.
Mr. Sidener said that he would
go back to work as soon as all de
tails of the settlement are ironed
out with him, including payment
for time lost. He said
“I’m happy that I’ve been
exonerated by my local union.
“My position all along—that I
wanted to return to my job—has
been upheld.
“I did not want to start a new
union to rival the UMW, as was
charged.”
“Dual Union" Charge Dropped.
Local 7455 dropped the "dual
union” charge on which it al
legedly based the punishment and
fine against Mr. Sidener.
The union and company each
have agreed to pay half of the
earnings lost by Mr. Sidener, esti
mated now at some $2,000, in
cluding overtime.
Local 7455 dropped the charge
on which the union had based
the punishment and fine against
Mr. Sidener — that he tried to
form a rival union to the UMW.
"He has denied the charge.
Yesterday’s action wiping out
the previous action against Mr.
Sidener was taken at a special
meeting at the union’s meeting
hall.
Some 75 members of Local 7455
attended the meeting, which also
was attended by Bernard J. Beas
ley, Canton area member of the
UMW board in Illinois, and his
alternate, Edward Lamm.
Wants Union Presidency Back.
Nothing was said at the union
meeting about reinstating Mr. Si
dener, who is 44. as president of
the local. He was deposed March
7, when the union first acted
against him.
However, Mr. Sidener said that
he wants and expects to be rein
stated as president of the local.
He also expects to be paid the
president’s salary of $25 a month
for the three months he has been
out, he added.
The Sidener case caused a Jus
tice investigation, carried on by
the FBI, and a congressional in
vestigation.
Mr. Sidener quoted Mr. Beasley
as having told him February 11—
soon after a Federal injunction
was issued ending the strike:
“John L. Lewis says the whistle
blew one for Monday.”
In miner's terms, that meant no
work—in spite of the injunction.
Bulletins
Contempt Plea Denied
The Supreme Court refused
today to reconsider its ruling of
April 10 which, in effect, upheld
contempt of Congress convic
tions of Howard Lawson and
Dalton Trumbo. Lawson and
Trumbo were among 10 Holly
wood personages indicted for re
fusal to answer questions before
the House Committee on Un
American Activities concerning
Communst Party membership.
Barsky Rehearing Refused
The Supreme Court today re
fused a rehearing to Dr. Edward
Barsky, chairman of the Joint
Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee,
who was convicted in District
Court here more than two years
ago on contempt of Congress
charges.
Woman Dies in Plunge
RICHMOND, Va. (A5).—Mrs.
Wirt H, Hatcher, 50, wife of a
vice president of the Philip
Morris Tobacco Co., died today
In a plunge from the 10th floor
of the Mutual Building at Rich
mond’s busy Ninth and Main
streets. Detective-Lt. C. C. Ed
dleton said the official police
verdict was suicide.
Send a Kid to Camp
11-Year-Old Barbara Needs
Rest in Sun and Fresh Air
School Girl Caring for Family of 5
Will Get a Week Off for Only $17.88
A little girl shifted her school
books and gazed uncertainly at
the frail figure of her mother al
most lost in a large iron bed.
% “Mother, I have to go to school
now. I just have to today. We
Picture of o Child You Con Send to
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have a test and you know school’s
almost out.”
The sallow-complexioned wom
an sighed as she took a glass of
milk from the child. She smiled
sadly into the dimness of the
room, her home.
Almost as painful as her rack
ing cough are the long hours with
nothing to do but think.
To think about her son with a
cast covering a back that prob
ably never will be strong again.
To think about Barbara, 11,
who has to take care of the fam
ily of five, to cook, sew, wash and
try to go to school.
Many times in the year she’d
taken to her bed. The mother told
her daughter:
“If it wasn’t for all the work
you do. I don’t know how we'd
manage.’’
Remembering what the doctor
said only yesterday about the
hemorrhages and the breathless
ness, the woman felt a desperate
desire to get her daughter out
into the sun this summer.
“I'm sorry she's always got to
be working. Sorry she hardly
ever gets to play."
This mother's long, pain-filled
hours would be brighter if she
knew Barbara could have some
days this summer of “her very
own." Pays in the sun and fresh
air—which for some come too late.
These days can be purchased
by you for Barbara and other
needy Washington children. You
can give a child two weeks of days
for $35.76, one week for $17.88.
There’s both sun and fresh air at
Camp Good Will and Camp Pleas
ant in the Virginia w-oods.
Mail your check or cash to The
Evening Star Summer Camp Fund
or bring it to The Star cashier.
The Star will acknowledge all
gifts.
10,000 Refugees Fled
Red Bloc in 7 Months,
IRO Officials Report
Bar to Material Help for
Escapees Laid to Action
By Council Last Summer
t By the Associated Pres*
GENEVA, May 29.—Officials of
the International Refugee Or
i ganization estimated today that
some 10,000 persons have fled
from the Communist countries of
Eastern Europe during the past
seven months.
These refugees were theoreti
cally eligible for IRO aid, the
officials said, but were excluded
from such aid in practice by a
decision taken by the IRO general
council last summer.
The council ruled then that
refugees arriving from Eastern
Europe in Germany, Austria and
Italy after October 15, 1949, would
receive the IRO’s legal protec
tion, but would not be admitted
to IRO refugee camps or be trans
ported to asylum overseas with,
IRO funds.
Aim to Wind Up Work.
The IRO was always intended
to be a temporary organization
to deal with a special postwar
problem, and the general council’s
action was largely based on a
desire to check the influx of refu
gees to permit the IRO to be
wound up by the summer of 1951.
The estimated 10.000 refugees
who have reached Germany, Aus
tria and Italy since October 15,
1949, the officials said, thus re
I ceived no material assistance from,
the IRO, although they were
theoretically entitled to assistance
under the IRO constitution.
rne great majority or these
refugees came from Czechoslo
vakia and from former Italian
areas ceded to Yugoslavia under
I the Italian peace treaty, the offi
jcials said.
I “There are very few people com
ing out of the other satellite coun
tries any more,” one of the of
ficials declared.
It was expected that the IRO
would soon ask its member gov
ernments—which include none of
the East European Communist
regimes—to reverse last year's de
cision of the general council not
to aid “new” refugees.
Need Funds to Go to U. S.
The officials said that if the
; United States Congress approved
1 the second Displaced Persons Act
at present in the committee stage,
most of the new refugees would be
entitled to enter the United States
| as immigrants.
But a United States entry visa
would be meaningless to them, the
officials added, if the IRO were not
authorized to provide the funds
for their transportation to the
! United States.
The officials said, however, that
some final date for IRO assistance
eligibility would have to be set,
I to permit the organization to be
disbanded.
The IRO s director general, Don
ald Kingsley, embarked on the S. S.
America for the United States to
day, largely to discuss this ques
tion with United States Govern
ment officials.
I -— --
Graham 50,C 33 Ahead
Bui Will Face Runoff
If Smith Wants One
Trailing Candidate Has
Two Weeks to Decide;
Returns Nearly Complete
By the Associated Pre*^
RALEIGH, N. C„ May 29.—An
other bitter battle between liberal
Senator Frank P. Graham and
Lawyer Willis Smith may face
North Carolina Democrats.
The answer lies with Mr. Smith,
runnerup to Senator Graham in
Saturday’s record - breaking
primary balloting. Mr. Smith
mulled over the question but
wouldn’t tell his plans. Because
Senator Graham failed to win a
majority Mr. Smith has until June
12 to decide whether he wants a
runoff.
Two other senatorial candidates
were eliminated and five Repre
sentatives returned to office. For
mer Senator Robert R. Reynolds,
wartime isolationist, failed in his
comeback effort and Alla Ray
Boyd, pig breeder who constantly
seeks office, never was in the run
ning.
The winner of the Democratic
primary is assured of victory in
the November general election.
50,000 Lead for Graham.
Senator Graham, 63, former
president of the University of
North Carolina, had a 50,000 lead
over Mr. Smith with most of the
votes counted. But he was about
12,000 votes shy of a majority.
Unofficial returns from 1,924 of
the State's 1,990 precincts gave
Senator Graham 295,342, Mr.
Smith 245,080, Mr. Reynolds 56,
019 and Mr. Boyd 5,665.
That was the answer to the hot
test senatorial campaign in North
Carolina history. And this State
has had some fiery ones.
Opposition to Senator Graham
I began 14 months ago when Gov.
; W. Kerr Scott, another liberal, ap
pointed him a Senator. Senator
J. M. Broughton, who had just
taken office, had died unexpect
edly. The present race is for the
four years remaining of Senator
Broughton’s unexpired term.
Gov. Scott's announcement,
made on the University campus
at nearby Chapel Hill, rocked the
State and echoed throughout the
Nation.
Opposition to Commission Stated.
Senator Graham's opponents
recalled that he had been a mem
ber of the Southern Conference
1 for Human Welfare. That was
one of the organizations listed by
(See PRIMARY, Page A-4.)
Holiday Death Toll
In U. S. Rises to 250
ly the Associated Press
The Nation’s accidental death
toll for the four-day Memorial Day
week end mounted to 250 today.
The total included 164 lives lost
in traffic accidents. Drownings
accounted for 47 lives and 39 per
sons died from miscellaneous
causes.
The National Safety Council
has predicted that at least 290
persons will be killed in traffic
accidents alone during the holi
day period.
VA to Drop 1,390Workers Here
As It Nears End of Dividend Job
The Veterans' Administration
today announced that 1,390 em
ployes hired here temporarily for
I distribution of GI insurance divi
dends would be released as of
June 30.
The action is the beginning of
partial dismantling of the vast
project which has handled vir
tually all of the $2.8 billion going
out to holders of veterans' insur
ance. Dismissed notices are be
ing sent out for Wednesday de
livery, a VA spokesman said.
Of the 1,390 about 380 clerks
*
have civil service retention rights
and, when possible, they will be
offered jobs elsewhere in civil
service as openings occur. Most
of the total are in grades 2 and 3,
but there are about 35 supervisory
employes in grades 4 through 7.
The cut will leave between 400
and 450 in the central office spe
cial insurance project from the
original temporary employes hired
for the insurance distribution, the
spokesman said. It still leaves,
however, some 3,600 employes who
regularly handle insurance mat
ters for VA.
Ouster Charges
Drafted Against
Remington, Lee
Two Commerce Aides
To Have Five Days
To Prepare Reply
Commerce Department officials
said today they will present for
mal charges, probably Wednesday,
for ouster proceedings against
William W. Remington and
Michael E. Lee who have been
under Congressional committee
Are.
The two men then will have five
days to prepare for hearings be
fore the department's employe
grievance board. The board's
findings will go to Secretary Saw
yer for approval or disapproval, a
spokesman explained.
The case of Mr. Lee, chief of
the Far Eastern branch in the
Office of International Trade, is
likely to come up first. If he is
ordered dismissed he will have no
other recourse in the department,
officials said.
Mr. Remington, 32-year-old in
ternational trade economist, is a
war veteran and could appeal an
adverse ruling to the Civil Service
Commission.
Resignation Asked.
Drafting of the formal charges
was under way today after Secre
tary Sawyer’s announcement
Saturday that he had called upon
Mr. Remington and Mr. Lee to
resign or face ouster proceedings.
Mr. Remington and Mr. Lee im
mediately declared they would not
quit under Are.
Mr. Lee was at his desk today,
but Mr. Remington was not. Mr.
Remington had arranged before
ithe resignation demand was made
1 public to be absent today. To
i morrow is a holiday and Wednes
! day he is to appear before a grand
jury. He was due to return to
work Thursday.
Although both men have been
under scrutiny by Congressional
committees interested in govern
ment employe loyalty, a Com
merce Department official empha
sized today that the intended de
partment proceedings are “strict
ly administrative and have noth
ing whatsoever to do with loyalty
board procedures.’’
Accused by Senator Malone.
Mr. Lee has been described by
Senator Malone, Republican, of
Nevada, as the man blamed by
the Chinese Nationalists for al
leged delay in shipments to their
troops before they lost China.
The committee was reported to
have demanded dismissal of Mr.
Lee, a Manchurian-born natural
ized citizen.
Mr. Remington first came into
public notice in 1948 when Miss
Elizabeth Bentley, avowed former
Communist spy ring courier, told
a Senate subcommittee that he
gave her secret information in the
early 1940s. He denied this and
subsequently was cleared by the
Federal Loyalty Review Board.
He was reinstated in the Com
merce Department and reassigned
to a job that did not involve se
curity duties.
Case Reopened.
The House Committee on Un
American Activities early this
month reopened the Remington
case. It disclosed executive ses
sion testimony of two acknowl
edged former Communists who
asserted they knew Mr. Reming
ton as a Communist when he
worked for the TV A in Tennessee
in 1937. Mr. Remington denied
he ever was a Communist.
Senator Ferguson, Republican,
of Michigan told a reporter today
that the Senate group which
heard Mr. Remington's testimony
in 1948 has given the House Com
mittee on Un-American Activities
new and “very important evi
dence” dealing with Mr. Reming
ton’s activities as a student at
Dartmouth College.
There were sharp new clashes,
too. between Senate Republicans
and the Truman administration
over the Communists-in-Govern
ment issue.
The State Department fired a
fresh blast at Senator McCarthy,
Republican, of Wisconsin yester
day. saying he is trying to divert
attention from his charges that
the department harbors Reds be
cause he “has utterly failed to
prove there is a single Communist
or pro-Communist” in the agency
Senator Taft, Republican, of
Ohio jumped into the fray yester
day with the comment that the
Democratic-controlled Senate com
mittee looking into Senator Mc
Carthy’s charges hasn't done Its
job properly, v
The State Department’s latest
blast at Senator McCarthy came
in the fourth of a series of point
by-point counter - attacks the
agency has issued recently as fol
low-ups to speeches by the Sen
ator. The department's statement
yesterday dealt with a speech de
livered by Senator McCarthy at
Rochester, N. Y„ on Thursday.
In that speech, Senator McCar
thy accused the department of
“covering up” evidence involving
Owen Lattimore.
Col. Stoopnagle Stricken
BOSTON, May 29 <£»).—Chase
Taylor, known to thousands of
radio listeners as Col. Stoopnagle,
is “very, very ill” in the New Eng
land Baptist Hospital.
Too Many Tarheels in North Carolina
Urologists Told How Operation
Creates Substitute Bladder
Part of Large Intestine, Cut Near Appendix,
Is Made to Take Place of Diseased Organ
By George Beveridge
A new operation which forms
an artificial bladder from a part
of the large intestine was de
scribed today at the opening of
the American Urological Associa
tion's 45th annual meeting at the
Hotel Statler.
More than 1,200 urologists are
expected to attend the four-day
conference.
The new operation is one of the
latest of important techniques to
build actual substitutes for dis
eased or defective organs of the
body.
It was developed at Presby
terian Hospital in Chicago by
Miami Crime Inquiry
Centers on Erickson,
Adonis and Costello
Officials Will Discuss
Nation-Wide Problem at
Public Hearings Here
By Miriam Ottenberg
The names of such reputed
racketeers as Joe Adonis, Frank
Costello and Frank Erickson were
brought out by witnesses during
the secret sessions of the Senate
Crime Investigating Committee in
Miami, Chairman Kefauver dis-1
closed today.
I
Senator Kefauver said some of:
the witnesses heard during the
two-day hearings had “close as
sociation with gamblers.”
He disclosed that one of the
jobs the committee did while in
Florida was to check the records
of Greenacres, formerly called
the Colonial Inn. These records,
he said, disclosed that Erickson,
the New York gambler, was one
of the owners. That, he said,
matched with the information
seized by New York District At
torney Frank Hogan in t a raid
on Erickson’s offices May 2.
Drs. James W. Merricks. R. K.
Gilchrist, Howard Hamlin and
I. T. Reiger.
Dr. Merricks, associate professor
of urology at the University of
Illinois Medical School, said the
operation opens the path for more
drastic surgery and “makes life
more livable" for patients whose
bladders must be removed, usually
as a result of cancer or congenital
defects. It has been performed on
six patients, he said, two of them
within the last two weeks.
The usual surgery after bladder
removal, doctors said, is to trans
plant—directly to the large intes
tine—tubes which normally carry
urine from the kidneys to the
bladder.
In the new operation, an arti
ficial bladder is formed by cutting
oft a portion of the large bowel
located near the appendix, and
sewing up its ends to form a pouch.
The tubes from the kidneys are
transplanted to this dead-end
pouch. Also leading from the
pouch ft the ileum, a part of the
small intestine, which is routed to
the outside of the body.
The patient. Dr. Merricks ex
plained. then is able to empty the
artificial bladder by inserting a
rubber tube through the item
and into the pouch.
A normal valve arrangement.
Dr. Merricks said, prevents leak
age from the pouch into the ileum.
At the same time Dr. Merricks
told the meeting, the main portion
of the small intestine is sewed to
the large bowel, above the portion
removed to form the pouch. This
allows continuation of the normal
function of the intestines.
The doctors also heard four
other scientific papers relating to
their specialty at the opening ses
sion. A golf outing was scheduled
for this afternoon, with medical
meetings due to continue tomor
row.
Dr. William P. Herbst, Wash
ington urologist, is chairman of
arrangements for the conference.
Senator Kefauver announced
the committee will open public:
hearings in about three Weeks,'
but not on its Miami findings.
The hearings will feature public
officials in a discussion of Na
tion-wide crime problems.
Florida Findings Assessed.
The Florida haul is still being
assessed.
Downey Rice, assistant commit
tee counsel, and four other former
FBI agents remained in Miami
to make a fine-comb investigation
of the account books and other
records taken from the account
ants for gambling clubs.
It was the New York raid on
Erickson’s Park avenue offices
that prompted the Senators’ se
cret Florida trip. Now they are
ready to appraise the New York
material in the light of the “great
deal of information” they accu
mulated in Florida.
Erickson Hearings Uncertain.
The prospect of public hearings
on the Erickson angle in the near
future still remained dim. The
committee will await the outcome
of a New York grand jury investi
gation of Erickson’s activities be
fore publicly delving into his
acknowledged Nation-wide book
making operations.
Meanwhile an anti-gambling
bill aimed particularly at the big
time bookmakers was attracting!
the attention of Chairman Me-;
Carran of the Senate Judiciary
Committee.
Senator McFarland, Democrat,
of Arizona, chief sponsor of the
measure cleared by the Senate
Commerce Committee lor Senate
action, said he would fight against
referring the measure to any
other groups. He argued the de
lay would kill it for this session.
Trygve Lie Tells Acheson
About His fcace Efforts
By th« Associated Frets
U. N. Secretary General Trygve
Lie told Secretary of State Ache
son today about his cold war
peacemaking efforts in Moscow
and other European capitals.
The two officials had a 70-min
ute "confidential chat” at the
State Department just before Mr.
Acheson reported to President
Truman on his London talks.
Mr. Lie has just returned from
a round of meetings with Western
and Soviet leaders with the
avowed purpose of trying to find a
basis for renewed discussion of
urgent East-West issues.
As the conference broke up the
White House announced that Mr
Lie would see President Truman
eaVly this afternoon. There was
no immediate information on
whether Mr. Acheson would stay
for that talk.
Byron Price, assistant U. N.
secretary general, and Assistant
Secretary of State John D. Hick
erson sat in on today's State De
partment meeting.
Senate Sets Record:
Meets and Adjourns
Within 15 Seconds
The Senate set a record for
brevity today. It met and ad
journed in 15 seconds.
Leaders had agreed in ad
vance no business would be
transacted over the holiday
period. But the Senate could
not adjourn for more than
three days, so a perfunctory
session was necessary.
Even the opening prayer
was dispensed with.
Heart Failure Cause
Of Prisoner's Death,
Coroner Reports
No Marks of Violence
On Body of Man Who
Died During Struggle
A District Jail prisoner who
died April 30 during a struggle to
calm him was the victim of acute
congestive heart failure and no
marks of violence were found on
the body, Coroner A. Magruder
MacDonald said today in a re
port to United States Attorney
George Morris Fay.
The report said the body of Ue
Roy Davis, 31, colored, was ex
humed at Fayetteville, N. C„ on
May 7, and that Deputy Coroner
Christopher J. Murphy failed to
find any sign of violence.
After the prisoner's death
James E. Kirkpatrick. 33, of 1220
Savannah place S.E.. a jail guard,
was told to take annual leave
pending a thorough investigation
ordered by the Commissioners.
There had been reports that there
was a scuffle in the jail involving
Davis and a guard.
Report Goes to Fay.
Coroner MacDonald said the
complete report, including re
sults of all tests, would be turned
over to Mr. Fay if he wished to
press an investigation or present
a case to the grand jury. No
comment was available imme
diately from Mr. Fay.
The action was taken against
Mr. Kirkpatrick after Donald
Clemmer, corrections director,
disclosed that the guard admitted
placing a towel around Davis'
neck “just a minute or so” during
the effort to subdue the prisoner
who, he charged, had been unruly.
In his report. Dr. MacDonald
said it was impossible to state
whether heart failure had its in
ception at the time “the patient
was in an excited state or during
and the continuation of the tussle
and the restraint resulting there
from while sedative was being ad
ministered.”
The report seemed to leave un
clear the point of whether Davis,
said by police to have become
wild and uncontrollable, actually
was administered a sedative by an
intern, Edward C. Weppner of
George Washington University
Medical School.
Dr. MacDonald said it was as
certained that 7Vi grains of sodi
um amytal was dissolved in 5
(See JAIL DEATH, Page A-4.)
Truman Leaves City
On Holiday Cruise
President Truman left Wash
ington early this afternoon aboard
the yacht Williamsburg with a
party composed of members and
former members of his staff for
a Memorial Day cruise in the Po
tomac River and the Chesapeake
Bay.
The Williamsburg will anchor
off Quantico tonight and Mount
Vernon tomorrow night, returning
to the Capital at 8 a.m. Wednes
day.
Accompanying the President
were Secretaries Charles G. Ross
and William D. Hassett; admin
istrative assistants Donald Daw-j
son and George M. Elsey; Admiral
Robert L. Dennison and Brig. Gen.
Robert B. Landry the Naval and
Air Aides, and District Judge
Richmond B. Keech and Internal
Revenue Commissioner George J.
Schoeneman. The latter two
formerly had White House as
signments.
The president spent Saturday
night and Sunday aboard the
Williamsburg with members of
his family but came back to the
White House to keep a number of
engagements today.
Holiday Showers
Likely to Curb
Memorial Rifes
Arlington Cemetery
Speech by Marshall
To Highlight Events
Overcast skies and a prospect
of continued showers tomorrow
are likely to throw a damper on
Memorial Day ceremonies, as
Washington leads the Nation in
observances to honoT- its war dead.
The Weather Bureau prediction
was bad news for thousands of
visitors who poured into the city,
as well as other thousands who
planned a long week-end holiday
from their Washington jobs
Occasional showers are fore
cast today and tonight, with the
mercury reaching a high of about
70 degrees this afternoon, the
bureau said. There will be a low
of about 58 tonight with a pros
pect of more showers for the
holiday.
Gen. Marshall to Speak.
Tomorrow's activities will be
headed by a 1 p.m. ceremony at
Arlington Cemetery, when Gen.
Marshall will deliver a Memorial
Day address.
Government departments and
businesses will be closed for the
day. along with public schools in
the District and in nearby coun
ties. with the exception of Prince
Georges County.
Union Station officials reported
peak crowds leaving and coming
into the city Friday night and
early Saturday, as countless em
ployes took a four-day holiday.
Extra coaches were added to reg
ular trains, officials said.
Bus and Air Travel Heavy.
Heavy travel also was reported
by bus and air lines, and hotels
were reported well-filled with
about the normal holiday crowds.
The airlines reported near
record travel both in an out of the
city. The planes carried peak
loads out of the city beginning
late Friday. Incoming planea
brought many visitors, the lines
reported.
Capacity Incoming loads are ex
pected tomorrow afternoon as the
| holiday throngs begin returning
' to work.
Bus travel was reported heavy
over the week-end and peak re
turn loads also are expected late
tomorrow.
42 Hurt in Acridents.
District police reported 42 per
sons were injured in 59 traffic
accidents reported from 8 am.
Saturday to the same time today.
Only three of the injured required
hospitalization, however, as most
of the mishaps were minor.
Despite the number of acci
dents, the American Automobile
Association predicted one of the
safest holidays on record from a
traffic standpoint.
Walter Hubbard, editor of the
AAA's publication. American Mo
i torist, said he doubted the coun
| try-wide traffic death toll would
! reach two-thirds of the toll for
j normal driving. On the average
' at this time of year, he said, there
are 85 fatalities a-day. He pre
dicted a reduced number would
result from more care by drivers
on crowded highways this week
end.
Other Event* Announced.
Other principal events on the
city’s Memorial Day calendar to
morrow are:
9 a.m.—Mass followed by out
door procession and ceremony at
Dunbarton College of Holy Cross.
9:45 a.m.—Fraternal Order of
Eagles memorial service. Tomb of
the Unknown Soldier.
10 am.—United Spanish War
Veterans services, Spanish War
Monument.
10 a.m.—Women's Relief Corps,
GAR. services at Tomb of the
Unknown Soldier.
10 a.m.—Services at grave No.
19156 feCgAllied officers and en
listed mnrdf foreign armies. Ar
lington Cemetery.
10:45 a.m. — Ctssel-Saxon Post
No. 41, American Legion, services
at Silver Spring Armory, with
principal address by Judge Elmer
B. Christensen.
11 a.m.—Capt. Adam Eiaen
hauer, a White House Army aide,
will represent President Truman
in depositing memorial wreaths at
the Unknown Soldier's Tomb and
at monuments to Union and Con
federate dead.
11:15 a.m.—Fleet Reserve Asso
ciation exercises at the Watergate
near Memorial Bridge.
1:30 p.m.—Arlington parade
from North Garfield street and
Wilson boulevard through Claren
don to the 3400 block of North
Washington boulevard.
2 p.m.—Memorial services at
American Legion home, 3445
North Washington boulevard, Ar
lington.
3:30 p.m.—joint services of
GAR Memorial Day Corporation
and the Brightwood Citizens’
Association at Battle Ground Na
tional Cemetery. Brightwood, in
honor of soldiers killed during
July, 1884, at Fort Stevens.
New York Fore Boost Asked
NEW YORK. May 29 UP).—A
plan to boost fares on both city
owned and privately • operated
New York City surface transit
lines on July 1 has been presented
to Mayor William O’Dwyer, it vm
learned yesterday.

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