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®I)£ Jiimday fsfctf Washington News WASHINGTON, D. C., JULY 23, 1950 A—17 Cigarette Levy In D. C. Exceeds Estimated Yield Cent-a-Package Tax Brings in $1,267,957; Liquor Revenue Rises By Harriet Griffiths Cigarette smokers contributed $1,267,957.88 to the District’s rev enues during the 11 months the cent-a-pack sales tax was in ef fect in fiscal 1950. Receipts tabulated at the close of the fiscal year, which ended June 30, totaled nearly half a million dollars more than the $800,000 revenue estimated at the time the levy went in effect last August 1. Since then District officials had been revising their estimates up ward. The increased tax on liquor im posed under the sales levy sent receipts from that source up from $2,190,000 in fiscal 1949 to $2,812, 717 last year. In addition taxes on beer, which went up 4 cents a case to dealers, brought in $525,946 last fiscal year, as compared with $299,476 the year before. Sales Tax Yield Given. The automobile excise tax—2 per cent on the fair market price of any car at the time title is ob tained—brought in $1,603,199.65. Officials had reported earlier that the 2 per cent sales tax yielded approximately $11.3 mil lion during the fiscal year. This was almost $1 million more than original estimates. Figures on other types of taxes show that real estate levies in creased from $32,085,524 in fiscal 1949 to $35,205,935 in fiscal 1950. This reflected an* increase in the rate from $2 per $100 valuation to $2.15. Parking meters yielded $324,093 during fiscal 1950, as compared with $218,700 the year before. Large installations of new meters were made during the year, and 1,100 more are being installed now. $7 Million Surplus Seen. Inheritance taxes totaled $1, 658,073 last fiscal year, as com pared with $1,589,057 in fiscal 1949. The District’s $118,049,256 sup ply measure for this fiscal year is expected to leave a surplus of about $7 million next July 1. If Congress decides to grant a full $12 million Federal payment to the District, the surplus would be boosted by $1 million. But other costs are expected to eat into this, with supplemental fund requests already pending for such, items as civilian defense and rent* control. In addition, the pending five-day work week for police would cost the city nearly $1 million more this year. District Exceeds Its Quota In E-Bond Sales Drive The District far exceeded its quota in the independence drive for Series E United States Savings Bonds by sales totaling $9,382,336, Edward C. Baltz, chairman of the District division, announced yes terday. , This represented 125.1 per cent of the $7,500,000 quota, and placed the District third among the 50 States and territories reporting, he said. The campaign from May 14 through July 4, also was successful on the national level. Sales totaled $716,013,000, or 110 per cent ol the $650 million quota. Mr. Baltz reported that almost half of the Series E bond sales in the District were to Federal em ployes. r~---i besqui Events Where to Go, What to Do This year marks the 150th anni versary of establishment of the permanent seat of the United States Government in the District of Columbia. The National Capi tal Sesquicentennial Commission has scheduled the following events in observance of the city’s 150th birthday (free of charge unless otherwise noted): Today. “All-Washington” and “Board of Trade” night at the Watergate. Howard Mitchell conducting the National Symphony Orchestra with the Sesquicentennial Chorus, Paul Callaway, conductor, in a program of choral music. Solo ists: Jacob Barkin, tenor, and Evelyn Swarthout, pianist. Major work: Haydn, “London” Sym phony No. 104 in D major. 8:30 p.m. Tickets, 65 cents to $2.40. Continuing. “The American Processional,” paintings and drawings recording four centuries of American his tory, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Seventeenth street and New York avenue N.W. Guided tour of the complete exhibit, 1492 to 1900, 3 pm. Also, “Plan of Washington” ar chitectural exhibit at the Cor coran Gallery. Gallery hours: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. “Makers of History in Washing ton,” paintings of great Americans and their families, National Gal lery of Art, Sixth street and Con stitution avenue N.W. Picture of the week: Dolly Madison, by Rem brandt Peale. Picture of the week lectures at 2:30 pm. and 6:30 pm. Gallery hours: 2 pm. to 10 pm. “Milestones in American Achievement,” an exhibit marking the sesquicentennial of the Li brary of Congress, as well as of the District. 11:30 am. to 10 p.m. at the Library, First and B •treets S.E. NUPTIAL STRATEGY AT WORK—When youthful George Jowett (poring over telephone book")* got the wrong marriage license by mistake, It called for a family conference. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Jowett (left), his parents, join with the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Watts, in mapping corrective action. Here’s the vigil. Mr. Jowett and his intended bride, Miss Mary Watts, a Capitol Hill secretary, wait impatiently for Harry Hull, chief clerk of the court, to come down after closing hours to issue proper license. Couple Tours. Stone by Stone, Rocky Road to Matrimony Yon can’t tell newlyweds Mr. and Mrs. George F. Jowett any thing about the rocky road to romance. They toured it briefly yester day—and if the purse the young bride left in the marriage license bureau yesterday contain the keys to her luggage, the Jowetts are still on that rocky road.' Here’s the tour, mile post by mile post: George, 21-year-old hospitalman third-class at Bethesda Naval Hospital, planned to marry Miss Mary Watts, also 21, in Septem ber. She is secretary to Senator Young, Republican, of North Da kota. She and George met in a church eight months ago. But Mary’s mother couldn’t at tend a ceremony in September. She will be teaching school then in Lamoni, Iowa. Last Tuesday, after learning Mrs. Watts could be here this week end, George and Mary ap plied for the license and set the date for yesterday aftemoo^ Mr. and Mrs. Watts arrived Friday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Jowett, George’s parents, flew in at 7 a.m. yesterday from Dearborn, Mich. Their plane was late and George was up all night waiting for their arrival. Later George and Mary went to the license bureau to pick up their license after the waiting period. Thirty minutes later, Mrs. Jowett was scanning the license. “Your name's not on. It.” she shrieked to her son. Mrs. Jowett was absolutely right. This particular permit sanctioned the wedding of one Tom Smithers to one Martha Worthy. 1 By then the license bureau had been closed for 30 minutes. The distracted husband-to-be hastily called Assistant United States Attorney Martin J. McNa mara, jr„ who conferred with equal haste with newsmen in the press room. The Star’s Wallace E. (Cupid) Clayton; contacted Harry Hull, chief clerk of the court. Mr. Hull, full of sympathy, agreed to rectify the error and show up at 2 p.m. “This is the first time that ever has happened,” i he clucked. He appeared, they appeared and so did a new and proper license. Not so Mary’s purse, containing, among other things, her identifica tion and keys. She had left it in the bureau office. Serenity, Senator young and 74 other guests were In the Mount Vernon Place Methodist Church, 900 Massachusetts avenue N.W., at the proper time. Little Barbara Crown, 3, of 2527 South Adams street, Arlington, walked in the chapel door, acci dentally spilled the rose petals. Ushers retrieved them. Nothing untoward happened to Scotty Hunter, 4. of Takoma Park, the ring-bearer, nor to the Rev. Wil lard W. Hield. As bride and bride groom walked in, someone whispered to her: “Where is the license?” Both drew blank expressions but Mary found voice: “George has it, I guess—I hope!” Because the date of the wed ding was advanced, they couldn’t get the wedding band they wanted and used a substitute. Two slightly used shoes, some older fruit cans and other articles were attached to the rear of their car as they drove away from the church. The reception was held at the home of Mrs. Edna Wills, 101 Grant avenue, Takoma Park. The Jowetts, on return from a Shenandoah honeymoon, will live at the Washington Circle Apart ments. 2430 Pennsylvania avenue —if everything goes right. Decision Is Due Soon On When Renovation Of Capital Will Start By Harold B. Rogers Congress must decide soon when to proceed with the long-pending interior renovation of the House and Senate. The work was scheduled for this summer but the Korean war and* uncertainty as eto adjourn ment have disrupted plans. The interior’s reconstruction was slated to follow the first major step, new roofing, which was com pleted last year. Contracts have been awarded for important changes in the in teriors, and much fabricated ma terial, including steel, already has been delivered. Stored on the Capitol Grounds inside a wooden-walled enclosure are the steel beams to be used in reconstructing the galleries in both chambers. Old wooden sup ports and floors will be tom out. Most of the other fabricated materials, such as marble and fine woodwork, are on order. | Contractors had hoped Con gress would adjourn by July 15. House leaders h%ve said that body does not want to shift to the Ways and Means Committee Room as it did when the roof was being rebuilt last summer and fall. Whether the Senate may move again to the old Supreme Court chamber in the Capitol is still undecided. The Senate leadership and a special committee of Sena tors in charge of the renovation program are expected to meet early this week. . The schedule now indicates Au gust 15 as the latest date the work could start with any pros pects of being concluded before the new Congress meets in January. At least five months will be re quired to do the job the contrac tors estimate. Smoke Lies Low Over City But Sunny Day Is Due The Kenilworth dump, the Ar lington dump and the lacl: of wind put down a smoke screen over most of Washington and some of its neighbors last night. Many a citizen echoed the plaint of the woman who called the fire department and reported she thought a mattress was on lire somewhere. Another caller said he thought a grocery near him was afire. Firemen dutifully answered both calls and found only more of the smoke they had left behind at the firehouse. The Weather Bureau at Na tional Airport reported its share of smoke, but it was the Arling ton dump variety. A variable wind of only two miles an hour at 20:30 p.m., had diminished to a dead calm by midnight and the bureau blamed this fact for poor dispersal of the smoke The forecaster expected rising wind to dispel it by morning and called for a “mostly sunny, pleas ant day with a temerature high of 85 degrees.” Monday is to be partly cloudy with little change in temperature. Truman Inaugural Committee Provides $10,000 Start for'53 Ten thousand dollars left' over from President Truman’s inaugu ration has been invested in Gov ernment bonds and placed in trust for the 1953 Inaugural Committee. Melvin D. Hildreth, chairman of the 1949 Inaugural Committee, an nounced this yesterday in his final report. At the same time he made these recommendations: 1. That in the future, Congress appropriate funds for a portion of the cost and give the inaugural committee semi-official status. 2. That future-committees buy portable steel stands which can be used time and again. Mr. Hildreth said the cost of temporary lumber grandstands is enormous. 3. That inaugural committees in the future select temporary chair men at the time the Joint Con gressional Inaugural Committee is chosen. The temporary chairman would give way to a permanent chairman selected after the elec tion by the President-elect, but in the meantime the plans would be advanced by two or three months work. The final report was delayed pending the settlement of the tax question. Congress failed to ex empt the committee from taxation and the committee finally paid $62,876 in amusement taxes. “With radio and television greatly extending the number of people who can witness or hear inaugural events, future inaugu rals will increase in importance as visual symbols of democracy in action,” Mr. Hildreth said. Inaugural committees, he said, must provide grandstand seats without charge to a large number of officials including all members of Congress, offlicial guests and the press. There were 6.486 such seats provided in 1949. “This means,” Mr. Hildreth said, “that the man who pays $flO for a grandstand seat is paying not only for his own seat, but for a share of the cost of the official grandstands. Congress should contribute to the cost of the inaugural ceremonies at least the amount of these official viewing stands.” More than $710,000 passed through the committee’s hands. This included the $258,000 guar antee fund, which was returned to the subscribers. Except for the $10,000 trust fund the rest of the unexpended balance of $52,500 went to charity. These donations were made: $25, 000 to the Community Chest, $5, 000 each to the Home for In curables, the Florence Crittenden Home and the Children’s Hospi tal, and $2,500 to the Ionia Whip ple Home. In the case of the Children’s Hospital gift Mrs. Truman sug gested that it be used to refinish completely a major operating room where some of the equip ment now goes back to 1903. When renovation is completed, the room will be marked with a plaque. Also left over from the 1949 celebration was $20,000 worth of flags and seals of all the States and other Nations. These were turned over to the National Guard Armory. Fire Drills Ordered In District Buildings The District is calling for sys tematic Are drills in its office buildings, hospitals, schools and corrective institutions. The drills are considered par ticularly desirable now as the city prepares its civilian defense pro gram. The Commissioners have asked Fire Marshal Raymond C. Rob erts to arrange for a preliminary conference with heads of depart ments and agencies on procedures to be followed. Meanwhile, copies of a report from Mr. Roberts on the subject are being circulated among the officials. Drill practices should be uniform, they are told. Mr, Roberts’ report points out that panic has been responsible for mosl of the loss of life in major Are disasters. Proper drills insure orderly exit under control and prevent panic, it states. The Are marshal says drills should be held frequently to be effective. He also recommends drills be held at irregular times, with different means of exit. Ten to Take Draft Exams WINCHESTER, Va„ July 22 (Special).—Winchester and Fred erick County draft boards have sent notices to ten men ordering them to report for pre-induction physical examinations Thursday at the Army Recruiting Station at Martinsburg, W. Va. 109 Injured in Week In Home Accidents; Two Result in Death A golf ball, washing machine and folding chair were responsible for some of the 109 home acci dents listed in the weekly report of the District Red Cross Acci dent Prevention Service. Two of the accidents were fatal, one death resulting from a fall and the other from scalding steam in a shower. The injury breakdown lists 43 falls, 6 burns. 7 poisons, 9 foreign objects, 10 cuts, 4 contusions and 28 unclassified. A 15-year-old boy cut off the tip of his finger while helping his mother with a washing machine. The fingers of a 3-year-old boy were injured in a folding chair, and Episcopal Hospital admitted a 5-year-old girl who was struck accidentally in the eye with a ball. A BB gun pellet injured another child’s eye, and an 8-month-old girl was bitten on the cheek by a rat. French Mathematician To Teach at Maryland U. Dr. Joseph Kampe de Feriet, of the Sorbonne, Paris, France, one of the world’s leading mathema ticians, will join the staff of the University of Maryland for a six month lecture tour, it was an nounced yesterday. He will arrive at the university on July 31. 2 Naval Reservists Burned in Crash Given Chance to Recover Two survivors of an Anacostia naval reserve plane crash in Pennsylvania were reported still in a critical condition last night, but physicians gave them a chance of recovering from severe burns. Three others from the Wash ington area were killed in the crash which sent to Abingdon (Pa.) Memorial Hospital Lt. Comdr. Stanley Chernack, 35, of 3724 Appleton street N.W., pilot of the plane, and Lt. Ernest J. Lawton, jr„ 33, of 216 South Courthouse road, Arlington, Va. Both were burned over more than half of their bodies as their Beechcraft JRB transport nosed over 50 feet from the ground after taking off for Washington Friday on the return trip of a supply mis sion to Willow Grove Naval Air Station, near Philadelphia. Although bums over one-flfth of the body usually prove fatal, Comdr. Chernack and Lt. Lawton were given a chance to recover if they survive the next four or five days, a physician said Funeral and memorial services were being arranged for the three who died. Service for Comdr. Ernest Arn old Rust. 47, of 4602 Harling lane, Bethesda, Md„ were tentatively set for Wednesday afternoon at Fort Myer chapel, with burial in Arlington Cemetery. Comdr. Rust was a Reserve co-ordinator for the Maintenance Division of the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics and an expert on the assembly and repair of aircraft. Services for Metalsmith 1/c Ralph W. Henry, 30, of No. 5 Lee ward Green S.W., will be held at Fort Myer Chapel at 2 p.m. Tues day, with burial in Arlington Cemetery. Mr. Henry was on active duty with the Naval Air Re serve Training unit at Anacostia. The body of Mechanic 2/c Murry A. Hubbard, 27, of 114 Beyer road S.W., also on active duty at Anacostia, was sent to Bassett, Va., for services and burial. Memorial services for Mr. Hub bard will be held at Anacostia at the time of the funeral services. 10 Pet. Rent Rise Granted For Marchefa Apartments A District rent control examiner has approved a 10 per cent rent increase for 86 units at the Mar cheta Apartments, 1121 New Hampshire avenue N.W. John M. Safer, agent, had asked an increase of about 15.25 per cent in the rent, on grounds of substantial rises in operating costs and real estate taxes. Under the approved adjustment rentals would range from $33 a month for two rooms and bath to $55 for units with three rooms and bath, as conlpared with the former range of from $30 to $50 a month. The new rents may go in effect in 10 days unless appealed to the Rent Control Administration. Success at last. The newlyweds leave the church. __ —Star Staff Photos. District Guard Troops Head for Home After Fort Miles Training By William J. Wheatley Star Staff Correspondent FORT MILLS, Del., July 22.— District National Guard troops are to leave here early tomorrow after the most intensive program of field operations they have had since their organization after World War II. Brig. Gen. William H. Aben droth, Guard commander, said the troops have reached a high state of training. Mobilization was the paramount question among both officers and men here tonight, in view of the reports they have been recom mended for inclusion on the first call list for National Guard units. All of the units will require more field training before they will be sent to the stations ulti mately selected for them. For the anti-aircraft artillery units, this perhaps would involve a re turn either to this camp or to Camp Pendleton, Va. Their ulti mate mission might be in the anti aircraft defenses of the National Capital Metropolitan Area. The 163d Military Police Bat talion, commanded by Lt. Col. George O. Weber, selected ulti mately to guard the Washington Aqueduct, could be trained at Fort Meade or other nearby posts. This unit put on one of the most spec tacular reviews yesterday. Col. Os good C. McIntyre, commandant of this post, called it “the best Na tional Guard outfit’’ he has ever seen. Similar praise came from Col. Oliver D. Bucher, field train ing inspector from headquarters of the 2d Army at Fort Meade. Gen. Abendroth, who took the review, presented medals and trophies awarded at this camp. Sergt. Harry B. Andree, jr., 1207 E street S.E., of Company A, re ceived a medal for high pistol score. Also honored were Corpl. Herbert C. Davis, 10 Martha street S.E., of Company A, high score in the M-l rifle, and Corpl. Leroy A. Leverone, 3308 Otis street, Mount Rainier, Md, Sergt. James G. Abell, 11910 Blue Hill road, Wheaton, Md., re ceived a trophy for Company C’s softball team. The Headquarters Company volley ball team won the championship in that group. A trophy for them was received from Gen. Abendroth by First Sergt. Martin Carlsom. Gen. Abendroth said that on return of the troops to Washing ton he has ordered an intensive recruiting campaign to fill the current 478 vacancies in the Guard under present ceilings. This figure may be increased if larger ceilings are authorized. Most of the men will be needed to fill up the new heavy gun battalions which have been made out of the 340th and 380th automatic weapons groupsifcompletion of these groups will give the local anti-aircraft artillery outfit an organization of forty-eight guns. Troops were required to remain in camp tonight to be prepared for a 4:30 a.m. breakfast tomorrow morning. The first of the convoys will leave at 6 a.m., and then at half-hour intervals until the last goes through the main gate at 7:30. The men will be paid for the two weeks of training after they reach the Armory in Washington. Obliging Policeman Waifs, Sees Numbers Slip Written Police Lt. Herbert Wanamaker of the Frst Precinct still can’t believe this one. Walking up behind five men in the first block of Myrtle street N.E. yesterday he looked over a shoulder and saw one of the group writing a numbers slip. He waited patiently until the man had writ ten $8 worth, then tapped him on the shoulder. Charged with operating a lot tery and possessing numbers slips was Walter J. Grier, 27, colored, of 25 K street N.W. He’ll go to court tomorrow. Trumans May Attend Opening Performance Of Sesqui Production President and Mrs. Truman and their daughter, Margaret, hope to attend the first perform ance pf Paul Green's “Faith of Our Fathers" August 4, Sesqui centennial officials announced yesterday. The 149 members in the cast of the symphonic drama center ing around George Washington now are in final rehearsals. The production will dedicate the new $563,000 amphitheater in Rock Creek Park, near Seventeenth street jnd Colorado avenue N.W. The drama will be presented nightly except Mondays, through September 30. Paul M. Massmann, Sesquicen tennial Commission general man ager, said the premiere could not be held at a more opportune! time. “It is forcefully significant that Mr. Green's dramatic rededication of the hproic sacrifices and strug gles that gave birth to our Amer ican heritage of freedom should be brought into the national spot light at a time when our reso lute Nation is being called upon once again to demonstrate that the ‘Faith of Our Fathers’ will be kept,” Mr. Massmann said. Veterans Night Planned. The opening night performance will be by invitation. The first public performance, August 5, will be Veterans Night. National commanders of all major veterans organizations will attend. Gov. Battle has proclaimed August 8 as Virginia Night. A veteran of 20 years on the stage, Charles F. McClelland will play the part of George Washing ton. Mary Miller of Winchester. Va„ who also has wide professional experience, will portray Martha Washington. Orel Leonard of Toledo will play the role of Thomas Jefferson. Peter Jerome, an amateur who won a role in the new drama, will be Thomas Mifflin, president of the Congress. Another Washing tonian, Hugh Palmerston, will be James Madison. . Other Roles Are Cast. Billy Lee, Washington’s colored man-servant, will be played bj John Tate, Negro actor, of New ark, who has had considerable ex perience on the professional stage Billy’s girl friend, Hannah, will be played by Miss Roxie Roker ol Brooklyn. Lawrence Strawbridge of Wash ington will play the romantic lead the Frederic Bell; Lucy Bridges his sweetheart, will be Joan Rowe of Atlantic City. Tickets for the production arc now on sale at the trailer ir front of the District Building, at the Amphitheater box office from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily; at the Campbell Music Co., 1108 G street N.W.; Brentano’s main store, 1322 F street N.W., and Super Music Co., 1108 G street N.W. Tickets range from 90 cents to $2.40 in cluding tax. Bassoon Player bought. Sesqui officials yesterday also sent out a call for a bassoon player to aid in the Watergate performance of Hector Berlioz "Requiem” August 2 and 3. Paul Callaway, director of the Sesqui centennial Chorus, said three bas soon players have been obtained but a fourth is needed. The “Requiem” will be per formed in honor of Maj. Pierre Charles L’Enfant, who designed the ctty of Washington. Officials said there will be a chorus ol 220; David Lloyd as tenor soloist and four separate brass choirs consisting of 16 trumpets, 5 tubas 16 trombones, 16 tympani and 1C cymbals.” These will be in addi tion to 4 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 Eng lish horns, 4 clarinets, 8 French horns, a bass drum, a tenor drum and full string sections. There will be a 120-piece symphonj orchestra. Tickets for the “Requiem” are now on sale. . Hoarding is foolish. Despite the fighting in Korea there is ne immediate prospect of food ra tioning or shortages. Don’t hoard Congress Action Due on 30 D. C. Bills This Week Senate to Consider More Than Score in Wednesday's Session The District’s legislative pro gram—some of it at least—may be pushed toward final action this week. About 30 measures are coming up for adoption or hearings, in cluding more than a score sched uled for action by the Senate Wednesday, when it is to have a call of its calendar. Senate approval is expected to be given to House-passed bills to create a civil defense organiza tion in the city government and to grant a 5-day work week to police. Unless there are amend ments to the House bills, theso measures then will go to Presi dent Truman for signature. Two more hearings are to be held this week on proposals to open the Washington market to importation of milk from distant areas. One will be before the Albernathy subcommittee of the House District Committee at 10 a.m. tomorrow. The other, will be before the Gillette Agriculture Subcommittee of the Senate on Thursday. Also, the Davis crime-investigat ing subcommittee of the House District Committee is to meet early this week to chart out ita future course, with an adidtional $20,000 fund granted by the House. One of the pending questions ia the requested re-examination of the qualifications of its chief in vestigator, Hyman I. Fischback, a New York lawyer. Airport Bill Awaits Action. Awaiting action also is the Senate-passed bill for a second commercial airport for the Na tional Capital. Hearings on this have been held by the Beckworth Subcommittee of the House Com merce Committee, but it has not yet been scheduled for full com mittee action. A public hearing has been an nounced for 10 a.m. Tuesday be fore the Utilities Subcommittee of the House District Committee on the Beall bill to permit the Public Utilities Commission to limit the number of taxicabs here. The question of-cab rates may come up in this session since PUG Chairman James H. Flanagan has been asked to supply data showing that other cities have cab rates comparable with Washington. He also has been asked to show what cities have metered cabs and what places use zone rate systems similar to Washington's. One committee spokesman said there had been "a lot of dissatis faciton” over the returns the dri vers get. Parkway Bill Due. Senate action may be taken on a bill authorizing the Government to complete the Washington-Bal timore express parkway from the District to Fort Meade. Chairman Tydings of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in urging quick approval of this measure, has cited its possible need in case of a war. The measure already has been passed by the House. A Federal road bill is on the Senate calendar, though it may be held over^for separate later action. This authorizes an outlay of $478 million, about $8 million of which would be allocated to the District, over a two-year period. Another Federal measure of local interest is one recommended by the Senate Public Works Com mittee authorizing the construc tion of a permanent new horn* here for the Federal Deposit In surance Corp. The House last week struck a similar provision out of a bill amending FDIC basic law. Coming up for Senate considera tion are three District labor bills sponsored by Chairman Neely of the Senate District Committee. One of these would liberalize the unemployment compensation pro gram here, raising maximum job less payments to $33 for 26 weeks. The others would apply the District minimum wage law to men and set up legal require ments for the payment of wages by private employers to their workers. So far, the House District Committe has not even scheduled hearings on these three bills. Among other measures listed for Senate consideration Wednesday are those providing for mutuel fire protection aid between the Dis trict and adjoining counties; regis tration and regulation of profes sional optometrists, architects and engineers; create a Commission on Human Rights; liberalize paid sick ! leave for District teachers; regu late building projects in old Georgetown so as to preserve its historic and aesthetic features; authorize" the Government to acquire the Old Stone House on M street in Georgetown for use as a museum, and provide for the sus pension or revocation of automo i bile dealer tags. i - Federal Probation Officers To Mark 25th Anniversary Federal probation officers will mark the 25th anniversary of the Federal probation service at a National Training Institute be ginning tomorrow at Fort Lee, near Petersburg, Va. The three-day conference will be the first on a national scale since 1931. Officers from the 137 field offices will attend. Representatives of the Justice Department, Bureau of Prisons, Board of Parole, Public Healtlf Service, United States Employ i ment Service and the correctional services of the Army, Navy and , Air Force also will attend.