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House-Senate Group
Gets Subversive Bill;
Veto Believed Likely
•y th« Associated Press
A bill aimed at stifling Com
munist activities all along the
home front headed today for a
Senate-House conference as the
first step toward a probable veto
by President Truman.
It received an overwhelming 70
to-7 vote of approval in the Sen
ate late yesterday after a day of
hectic and often confused maneu
vering that eventually welded two
opposing measures into one.
Briefly the bill provides for:
1. The internment of dangerous
Reds in time of war, invasion or
insurrection.
2. Registration of Communist
and Communist-front organiza
tions.
3. Barring Reds from Govern
ment jobs and obtaining passports.
4. New legal curbs on sabotage
and espionage.
6. New weapons to be used to
exclude and deport aliens consid
ered to be subversive.
6. Outlawing conspiracies to set
up a “totalitarian dictatorship” in
the United States.
Kilgore Offers Substitute.
Senator Kilgore, Democrat, of
West Virginia had introduced the
internment plan as a substitute
for the sweeping catch-all bill
sponsored by Chairman McCarran
of the Senate Judiciary Commit
tee. As a substitute, it was de
feated 50 to 23.
Meanwhile, Senate Majority
Leader Lucas grabbed the ball.
When the voting was finally over,
he had succeeded in nailing a
somewhat modified version of the
Kilgore plan onto the McCarran
bill.
It was done by voice vote after
the Senate had batted down, 46
to 29, Senator Lucas’ move to sub
stitute the plan for the Com
munist registration section, and
then rejected. 37 to 35, his first
attempt to write the plan into the
bill. This vote was later recon
sidered and acceptance followed.
X Other Major Changes.
There were only two other ma
jor changes in the McCarran bill.
One stripped from it a provision
to set up a semi-inippendent office
of passports and* visas. This
amendment, by Senator Connally,
Democrat, of Texas, was adopted
39 to 33.
The other, an amendment by
Senator Ellender, Democrat, of
Louisiana added a provision mak
ing it illegal to picket Federal
courts. It was adopted on a
voice vote.
A top administration lieutenant,
who asked that he not be identi
fied by name, told reporters the
White House already has the
measure under study, but he did
not know when a decision would
be made.
He said, however, that the
President would make a forth
right stand one way or another.
Mr. Truman told his news con
ference last week that he would
not sign the McCarran bill in
the form it was in at that time.
He had asked Congress only
for new weapons to use against
saboteurs and spies. He said
he thought provisions of the Mc
Carran bill would imperil the
rights of loyal American citi
sens.
As passed, the bill contains pro
visions the President wants and
some he doesn’t want. Indica
tions are that the House, which
last month passed its own Com
munist-registration bill by an
overwhelming vote, will accept
most of both
The fact that Senator Lucas
and other Administration Sena
tors voted for the McCarran bill
created doubt as to what Mr.
Truman would do, particularly in
a Congressional election year
when many Democrats, Senator
Lucas Included, are fighting hard
political campaigns.
Senator Mundt, Republican, of
South Dakota, one of the authors
of the Communist-registration
section of the McCarran bill, put
it this way:
“I still don’t think the Presi
dent is going to veto the bill. If
he was going to, I don’t think
Lucas would have voted for it.”
Senator Ferguson, Republican,
of Michigan, another sponsor of
___________________________________________
Votes on Red Control Bill
The roll call vote on final Sen
ate passage of the McCarran
Communist control bill:
FOR PASSAGE (70).
Democrats.
ANDERSON KERR
BENTON KILGORE
BYRD LONG
CHAPMAN LUCAS
CHAVEZ MAGNUSON
CONNALLY McCARRAN
DOUGLAS MCCLELLAN
ELLENDER McFARLAND
FREAR McKELLAR
FULBRIGHT McMAHON
GEORGE MYERS
GILLETTE NEELY
HILL O’CONOR
HOEY O’MAHONEY
HOLLAND ROBERTSON
HUMPHREY RUSSELL
STSON. Colo. |PHA0RM«kla.
JOHNSON. Tex. TYDINGS
Republicans.
BRICKER LANGER
BUTLER LODGE
CAPEHART MARTIN
g$£g?N &££irktiSy
dworshak morse
ecton MUNDT _
FERGUSON 8CH0EPPEL
GURNEY SMITH, Me.
HENDRICKSON THYE
HICKENLOOPER WATKINS
: IVES WHERRY
JENNER WILEY
KEM WILLIAMS
KNOWLAND YOUNG
AGAINST PASSAGE (7).
Democrats.
GRAHAM LEHMAN
GREEN MURRAY
KEFAUVER TAYLOR
LEAHY _ vtl
Republicans.
None.
Not 'voting. but announced as for pas
sage: AIKEN. Republican, of Vermont:
BREWSTER. Republican. of Maine.
BRIDGES. Republican, of New HampshHe.
SMITH. Republican. of New Jersey; TAFT.
Republican, of Ohio; TOBEY. Republican,
of New Hampshire; VANDENBERG. Re
publican of Michigan; EASTLAND. Demo
crat.01 Mississippi; JOHNSTON Demo
crat, of South Carolina; MAYBANK. Dem
ocrat. of South Carolina; STENNIS,
Democrat, of Mississippi, and THOMAS.
Democrat, of Utah. , . , .._
Here is the vote by which the
Senate rejected the "concentra
tion camp" substitute proposed by
Senator Kilgore, Democrat, of
West Virginia for the McCarran
bill:
FOR THE AMENDMENT—S3.
Democrats.
ANDERSON LEAHY
BENTON LEHMAN
CHAVEZ LUCAS
DOUGLAS MAGNUSON
graham McFarland
GREEN M0MAHON
HUMPHREY MURRAY
HUNT NEELY
KEFAUVER OMAHONEY
KILGORE TAYLOR
Republicans.
LANGER SMITH, Me.
MORSE
AGAINST THE AMENDMENT—50.
Democrats.
BYRD KERR
CHAPMAN LONG
CONNALLY MCCARRAN
ELLENDER McCLELLAN
FREAR McKKLLAR
GEORGE OCONOR
GILLETTE ROBERTSON
HILL RUSSELL
HOEY SPARKMAN
HOLLAND THOMAS. Okla.
JOHNSON, Tex. TYDING
Republicans.
BRICKER KNOWLAND
BUTLER LODGE
CAIN MALONE
CORDON MARTIN
DARBY MCCARTHY
DWORSHAK MILLIKIN
ECTON MUNDT
FERGUSON SCHOEPPEL
GURNEY THYE
HENDRICKSON WATKINS
HICKENLOOPKR WHERRY
IVES WILEY
JENNER WILLIAMS
KEM YOUNG
The following pairs were announced:
For the amendment. AIKEN. Republi
can. of Vermont: against. BRIDGES, Re
publican, of New Hampshire; FULBRIGHT,
Democrat of Arkansas, for: Taft. Repub
lican. of Ohio, against: MYERS, Democrat,
Pennsylvania, for; JOHNSTON, Democrat,
of South Carolina, against.
Not voting but announced in favor of
the amendment: PEPPER, Democrat, of
Florida. >
Not voting but announced as against
the amendment: BREWSTER of Maine,
SMITH of New Jersey, TOBEY of New
Hampshire. VANDENBERG of Michigan
and CAFEHART of Indiana, Republicans;
EASTLAND of Mississippi, STENNIS of
Mississippi and THOMAS of Utah, Demo
crats.
the Communist-registration sec
tion, said he was satisfied Con
gress would override any veto.
Senator McCarran issued a
statement saying he was con
vinced that the conferees would
turn out a bill “that will be
Constitutional and one with teeth
in it.”
The seven Senators voting
against the bill were all Demo
crats: Graham of North Carolina,
Green of Rhode Island, Kefauver
of Tennessee, Leahy of Rhode
Island, Lehman of New York,
Murray of Montana and Taylor
of Idaho.
Kefauver Statement.
Senator Kefauver, in a pen
ciled statement for reporters, said:
"I could not live with my con
science if I gave my approval to
a bill which does violence to the
Constitution, to the Bill of Rights
and which I think destroys many
of those freedoms which makes
America the great land of the
free.”
Senator Lehman, the only one
of the seven now in a re-election
race, called the measure: “This
tragic, this unfortunate, this ill
conceived legislation.” He added
that “my conscience will be easier,
though I realize my political pros
pects may be more difficult,” for
voting against it.
Senators Taylor and Graham
were defeated in primary races.
The other four are not up for re
election in November.
While the Senate was voting
approval of the tight curbs on Red
activities, the Senate Appropria
tions Committee made public tes
timony by FBI Chief J. Edgar
Hoover that the Communists have
been burrowing underground since
the Korean invasion. He asked
more funds to cope with the situ
ation.
Hoover Sees Peril.
“In my estimation, the problem
which we had in the last World
War with the Nazi fifth column
was very small compared with the
problem we have today in this
country and in our territories from
the so-called Communists and So
viet activities,” Mr. Hoover said.
Sects Ignore Discord
Despite growing political dis
cord, pilgrims from both sides of
the Indo-Pakistan border con
tinue to visit holy places in both
countries. Recently, 50 Sikhs
crossed the border into Pakistan
at Wagah, in two buses, on a 200
mile journey to offer prayers, at
the Nirankari Gurdwara, sacred
shrine of the Nirankari sect of
Sikhs. Their ceremonies were in
connection with the 95th death
anniversary of Baba Dyanji,
founder of the Nirankari sect.
I
CSC Opposes Amendment
On Temporary Defense Jobs
The Civil Service Commission
has asked the Senate to eliminate
from the supplemental defense
appropriation bill the House pro
visions designed to keep new Gov
ernment jobs during the Korean
emergency on a temporary basis.
In a letter made public by the
Senate Appropriations Committee
as it met to act on the question
today, the commission said it is
in general agreement with the
purpose the House had in mind,
but believes the amendment is
"too rigid and inflexible and is
not required by employment con
ditions as .they now exist."
The Commission added that the
major objective of the amendment
already is being carried out, since
available figures show 70 per cent
of the appointments being made
by defense agencies are of a tem
porary, or indefinite nature.
Chairman Johnston of the Sen
ate Post Office and Civil Service
Committee has announced he will
tty to kill the House directive in
the Senate, if the Committee does
not eliminate it before reporting
the bill.
Msgr. Sheen Named Head
Of Mission Aid Societies
Msgr. Fulton J. Sheen, profes
sor of philosophy at Catholic Uni
versity, has been appointed na
tional director of the Pontifical
Mission Aid Societies in the
i United States, it was announced
here today.
Msgr. Sheen, who will take over
his new duties on November 1,
succeeds the Most Rev. Thomas J.
McDonnell, Auxiliary Bishop of
New York. Bishop McDonnell’s
resignation was announced yes
terday by Pietro Cardinal Fuma
soni-Biondi, prefect of the Sacred
Congregation for the Propagation
of the Faith. Bishop McDonnell
served as national director of the
Pontifical Mission Aid Societies
for 27 years.
A native of El Paso, HI., Msgr.
Sheen prepared for the priesthood
at St. Paul’s Seminary, St. Paul,
Minn., and was ordained Sep
tember 20, 1919. He has been at
Catholic University since 1927 in
the philosophy department. He
is widely known as an orator and
author.
Crow Proves Hazard
A golfer in New South Wales,
Australia, saw a crow swoop on
his ball and carry it off, Sydney
reports. He drove off with an
other ball which hit the crow and
brought it down. The crow flew
off with the ball that hit it.
The Weather Here and Over the Nation
District of Columbia—Cloudy
and cool with occasional rain this
afternoon and tonight. Showers
likely tomorrow. High in upper
60’s this afternoon, low tonight
near 62.
Maryland — Cloudy and cool
with occasional rain this after
noon, tonight and tomorrow. Low
around 60 tonight, high tomorrow
to upper 60’s or lower 70’s.
Virginia—Mostly cloudy with
occasional rain in the north por
tion, showers and scattered
thunderstorms in south portion
this afternoon and tonight. To
morrow considerable cloudiness
with showers likely. Low tonight
60 to 65, high mostly in the 70’s
tomorrow.
Wind velocity, 15 miles per
hour; direction, northeast.
District Medical Society rag
weed pollen count for 24 hours
| ended 9 a.m. September 13, 39
grains per cubic yard of air.
Incomplete due to rain.
US. WEATHER BUREAU MAf*
Deportment of Commerce
Wf'tS

Temperature Figure* Shew
Average lor Area
Arrow* Denote Wind Flow
Woothor Conditions As Ot S*WW
130 A M. ISTSopI 13Highs end low, in Indio.
Light rain will fall tonight along the coastal section of the
Middle Atlantic States, the interior portions and the upper Ohio
Valley. Occasional light rain is forecast from the Western Lakes
region to the Eastern Plains and in the area from Kansas and
Missouri southward to Texas. Local frost, especially in the val
leys, is predicted for the Dakotas and Montana. Temperatures
will rise in the Northern and Central Rockies, but it will continue
cool over the Northern States. —AP Wirephoto.
I
Hirer Report.
(From United State* Engineers.)
Potomac River muddy at Harpers Ferry
and at Great Falls: Shenandoah muddy
at Harpers Ferry.
Humidity.
(Readings at Washington Airport.)
Yesterday Pet. Today. Pet.
Noon - 80 8 a.m. _83
4 p.m. _80 10 a m. _86
8 p.m. _91 1 p.m. _ 93
Midnight _91
High and Low of Uit si Hours.
High, 68, at 2:30 p.m.
Low. 63. at 6:35 a.m.
Record Temperatures Thia imp
Highest. 96. on June 24.
Lowest. 15. on March 3.
Tide Tables.
(Furnished by United States Coast and
Geodetic Survey.)
Today Tomorrow.
High _ 9:31a.m. 10:15 a.m.
Low _ 4:03 a.m. 4:47 a.m.
High _ 9:57 p.m. 11:42 p.m.
Low _ 4:17 p.m. 4:57 p.m.
The Sun and Moon.
Rises. Sets.
Sun, today _ 6:47 7:21
Sun, tomorrow 6:48 7:20
Moon, today_ 2:05 p.m. 6:06 a.m.
Automobile lights must be turned on
one-hall hour alter sunset.
Precipitation.
Monthly precipitation in Inches in the
Capital (current month to date):
Month. 1950. Avg. Record.
January _ 1.91 3.55 7.83 ’37
February _ 2.72 3.37 6.84 '84
March _ 4.17 3.76 8.84 ’91
April _ 1.86 3.27 9.13 '89
May _*_ 6.76 3.70 10.89 '88
June _ 3.14 4.13 10.94 ’00
July _ 4.97 4.71 10.63 '86
August _7.21 4.01 14.41 ’28
September _ 5.10 3.24 17.45 ’34
October _ 2.84 8.81 '37
November_ 2.37 8.69 ’89
December _ 3.32 7.56 ’01
Temperatures in Various Cities.
H. L. H. L.
Albuquerque 83 63 Miami _ 85 77
Atlantic City. 64 62 Milwaukee_ 63 55
Atlanta_ 85 87 New Orleans 92 72
Bismarck_ 59 37 New York.— 70 58!
Boston_ 58 49 Norfolk _ 80 70
Chicago_ 65 61 Okla. CltJ— 69 62
Cincinnati _ 72 62 Omaha __ 62 46
Detroit _ 69 60 Philadelphia 67 58
El Paso _ 91 65 Phoenix_ 97 62
Galveston_ 89 80 St. Louis ._ 76 50
Harrisburg 69 58 Salt Lake Cltv 71 48
Indianapolis . 72 62 San Antonio 94 73
Kansas City. 89 60 Ban Francisco 84 56
Los Angeles— 75 55 Seattle_ 77 61
Louisville_ 78 60 Tampa_ 90 73
PORT WORTH—The United
States once had a camel corps for
patrolling desert regions of the
southwest.
k
Tobey Barely Wins
Senate Nomination in
Tough G. 0. P. Race
By th* Associated Press
Senator Tobey, self-styled lib
eral fighting one of the toughest
battles of his political career, won
nomination to a third senatorial
term in New Hampshire's rough
and tumble Republican primary
yesterday.
The 70 - year - old Senator
squeezed by with a 1.127-vote mar
gin over 34-year-old Wesley
Powell, World War II veteran and
former secretary to Senator
Bridges, Republican, of New
Hampshire.
Mr. Powell campaigned on the
theme that Senator Tobey was a
‘Truman Republican” and ‘‘too
liberal.” He said he would ask
for a recount. The unofficial tally
was: Senator Tobey, 39,003; Mr.
Powell, 37,876.
States voting yesterday, besides
New Hampshire, were Arizona,
Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota,
Vermont and Washington. In
volved were four other Senate
seats, 41 House memberships and
six governorships.
Here’s a summary of top races
in those States:
Arizona—Senator Hayden and
other members of the Democratic
congressional delegation were re
nominated. Their Republican op
ponents in the general election
had no primary opposition. A
woman, former State Auditor Ana
Frohmiller, appeared to have won
the Democratic nomination for
Governor. The Republican can
didate was unopposed.
Millikin Renamed.
Colorado—Senator Millikin was
renominated by Republicans with
out a contest. The Democratic
nominee is Representative Car
roll, also chosen without opposi
tion. Former Gov. Ralph L. Carr
was picked by Republicans as
their gubernatorial candidate to
oppose Gov. Walter W. Johnson,
Democrat, in November.
Vermont. — Winston L. Prouty,
44-year-old lumber dealer making
his first bid for a Statewide office,
won the Republican nomination
to the State’s only seat in the
House. In traditionally Repub
lican Vermont, he is virtually as
sured of taking the place of Rep
resentative Plumley, Republican,
who is retiring. Senator Aiken,
Republican, was unopposed for re
nomination.
Emerson Wins.
Lee Emerson, 51, gained the
Republican nomination for Gov
ernor over J. Harold Stacey. Twice
a lieutenant governor, Mr. Emer
son was defeated for the guber
natorial nomination two years
ago by Ernest W. Gibson.
There were no contests in the
Democratic ticket.
Michigan — Republicans picked
former Gov. Harry F. Kelly as
their candidate to oppose Demo
cratic Gov. G. Mennen Williams
in the November election. Mr.
Kelly led his closest opponent in
the five-way GOP primary by al
most 50,000 votes in Incomplete
returns.
Youngdahl Swamps Foes.
Minnesota — Republican Gov.
Luther Youngdahl swamped four
little-known opponents to gain
the nomination for another term.
Harry H. Peterson, former State
Supreme'Court justice, led a six
man race for the Democratic
Farmer - Labor nomination for
Governor.
Washington — W. Walter Wil
liams. 49-year-old Seattle busi
nessman, led two other candidates
for the Republican nomination to
the Senate. Democratic Senator
Magnuson was unopposed.
In the New Hampshire race. Re
publican Gov. Sherman Adams de
feated State Senator Eugene S.
Daniell, jr„ 56,670 to 16,935, for
the GOP nomination.
Mr. Adams will be opposed in
the November election by State
Senator Robert P. Bingham. Bing
ham won by about two and one
half to one over Harry Carlson,
a former Democratic National
committeeman.
The result of the Democratic
contest for representative in the
first district was still in doubt,
with nine of 130 precincts miss
ing, Frank Sullivan, Manchester
AFL union official, was leading
Alfred E. Fortin 5,888 to 5,716.
A third candidate, Rene Bergeron,
trailed with 3,790 votes.
Incumbent Chester Merrow was
unopposed for the Republican
nomination in that district.
Representative Cotton easily de
feated Joseph Moore, Canaan at
torney, by a 10-to-l margin In
the second district.
Mr. Cotton’s Democratic foe will
be George Brummer, who was un
opposed
Memorial to Forrestal
To Be Dedicated Sept. 22
A memorial to the late James
V. Forrestal, the Nation’s first
Secretary of Defense, will be dedi
cated at the mall entrance of the
Pentagon at noon September 22.
The memorial is the result of a
suggestion of Chairman Tydings
of the Senate Armed Services
Committee. Thousands of Mr.
Forrestal’s friends and co-workers
made voluntary contributions for
the memorial.
After examining 35 plaster
models of the late Secretary, the
memorial committee awarded the
commission for a bronze memorial
bust to Kalervo Kallio, son of the
late Kyosti Kallio, President of
Finland.
White Elephant Sought
A white elephant has been
seen leading a herd o| 50 wild ele
phants in Yale Province, South
ern Thailand. A wealthy hunter
of Bangkok has b$en seeking
permission to hunt .the animal so
that he can present It to the King
of Siam.
Maryland
and
Virginia
—— News in Brief
Lee's Return of Records
Sought in Court Action
Legal proceedings were to be
initiated today by the Montgomery
Couniy Council to compel E.
Brooke Lee, former county Demo
cratic party chief, to return rec
ords on veterans’ housing projects.
The council ordered this action
yesterday after County Manager
Irving G. McNayr accused Mr. Lee
of removing the records for his
own use. Mr. McNayr said Mr. Lee
had until 5 p.m. yesterday to re
turn records.
Mr. Lee was chairman of the
County Housing Authority, with
jurisdiction over the projects, until
the council abolished it in June.
He said he has the records and
wants to have them photostated if
he is satisfied the county is en
titled to them.
He needs the records to protect
himself from "character assassina
tion” by the Citizens Advisory
Committee on County Housing,
Mr. Lee said. The records were
available to 'the committee until
early this month, he said, when
“the committee began to bring in
a false report.”
* * * *
29,000 Pupils Expected
Close to 29,000 students will be
enrolled in Montgomery County
schools before the end of the year,
according to Supt. Edwin W.
Broome.
He told the School Board last
night that more than 27,000 had
enrolled Monday but when some
new buildings open and the Jewish
holy days end, the total will in
crease. Despite overcrowding and
some sub-standard rooms, Mont
gomery “is better off than any
other system in the Washington
area,” Dr. Broome said.
* * * *
Parents Indicted in'Strike'
In Western Maryland, six
parents were indicted as a re
sult of a strike by all but 34
of 300 students at Kitzmiller
Elementary-High School pro
testing a consolidation program.
The parents were accused of
“wilfully conspiring” to keep
their children away.—(fP).
* * * *
Chief V/oodyard Praised
Maj. Harry L. Woodyard, chief
of the Arlington Police Depart
ment, today had the praise of
members of the force for his "able
leadeship” during its first 10 years
of existence.
The chief last week was criti
cized by a special investigating
commission appointed by the
County Board. Last night the
Police Beneficiary Association,
voting by secret ballot, unani
mously expressed “indignation” at
the report. The association said
he has led the department
through turbulent years and the
inadequacy of the size of the
force is just beginning to be real
ized outside the department.
TOKYO. — Japan had 459,000
sheep in 1949, as compared with
only 196,425 in 1946.
The Federal Spotlight
Defense Urges All Departments
Hire Only on Indefinite Basis
By Joseph Young
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13.—The Defense Department has recom
mended to the Civil Service Commission that the entire Federal
service be placed on a war-service employment basis, it was learned
today.
The disclosure was made by John Watts, civilian personnel di
rector or the Air Force Depart
ment, in an address here before
the biennial -. ,■—,«««
convention of
the N a t i o nal
Federation of
F e d e ral Em
ployes.
Mr. Watts
said the present
permanent sta
tus hiring sys
tem among
non - d e f e nse
a g e n cies has
hampered the
defense bureaus
in hiring essen
tial employes. Mr Yount
The Air Force civilian chief said
potential employes are refusing
the emergency-indefinite hiring
appointments being made by the
defense agencies, if they can get
permanent-status jobs in other
Federal agencies.
Therefore, to protect the de
fense agencies and give them first
call on essential workers, the rec
ommendation has been made that
the entire Federal service be
placed on an emergency hiring
basis, Mr. Watts declared.
The matter is now being studied
by the Federal Personnel Council,
which is the advisory body of the
Civil Service Commission.
Mr. Watts said the proposed
Government war-service employ
ment system would give the de
fense agencies first chance at
other Federal employes they need,
and the transfer system permit
ting these employes to join the
defense agencies would be liber
alized. These employes would be
assured re-employment rights In
their old agencies when the emer
gency was over.
The Government was on a war
service employment basis during
the last war. Several months ago,
the commission gave the defense
agencies authority to make emerg
ency-indefinite job appointments
but allowed other Federal bureaus
to continue their regular perman
ent-status employment system.
* * * *
PRESIDENT’S ME8SAGE —
The convention today received a
message from President Truman,
who highly praised the NFFE’s
record as a Federal employe union.
The President’s message read:
“I welcome the opportunity to
extend greetings and sincere geod
wishes to the members of the
National Federation of Federal
Employes assembled in conven
tion.
“The NFFE has a long history
of statesmanship in its approach
to public personnel problems. It
has devoted itself consistently to
the development of a Democratic
career service, based upon a
foundation of freedom, oppor
tunity and security. As you re
view the progress of 33 years and
make plans for the future, you
may work in the knowledge that
this Administration reposes in
your organization a high degree
of trust and confidence.”
* * * *
PAY RAISE—Easily the high
point of the convention so far
Charge Accounts Delivery
fl Importers—Grocers—Wine Merchants Since 1S7S
Hfor ser vice ...
District 8250 ( r )
HUdson 4500 ( T" )
I
I] ORdtvay 6300 ( r )
Prices effective in nil Stores thronch September 10th
1 ....r
A
occurred yesterday afternoon,
when Chairman Johnston of the
Senate Civil Service Committee
told the cheering delegates he
would sponsor legislation next
year for another Federal pay raise,
unless the rising cost of living is
"immediately checked.”
Senator Johnston’s key position
as chairman of the Senate com
mittee that would handle such a
bill made a deep impression on
the convention. Senator Johnston
declared that Federal employes’
wages “already are lagging behind
the rise in the cost of living.”
The last Federal pay raise meas
ure was approved by Congress last
year. It was more of a reclassifi
cation bill than a pay raise meas
ure, since the average salary in
crease was about $120, and even
less for some employes.
T T T
LEAVE—Senator Johnston also
had some good news for Federal
workers about their annual and!
sick leave.
He declared that, as long as he
is chairman of the Civil Service
Committee, he will do his best to
kill any move to reduce Federal
employes’ annual and sick leave
benefits.
Like pay legislation, any bill re
garding Federal leave is handled
in the Senate by Senator John
ston’s committee.
* * * *
RETIREMENT—Senator John
ston disclosed that he will spon
sor legislation next year to give
Federal employes the right of op
tional retirement, with full bene
fits, after 30 years of service, re
gardless of age. At present, em
ployes must be at least 60 years
old to receiye full annuities.
* * * *
BEAUTY CONTEST — The
NFFE convention this year, for
the first time in its history, held
a beauty contest to select “Miss
Government Girl of 1950.”
The winner is Barbara Lang
ford, a Navy Department employe.
The runners-up are Cathy Hutzen,
Audrey Tomseth, both Veterans'
Administration employes, and
Sally Motoc, Internal Revenue
Bureau.
^ ^ V
HATCH ACT—The South Caro-1
lina Senator told the convention
he favors repeal of Hatch Act
provisions that prevent Federal
employes from engaging in poli
tical activities.
Senator Johnston also declared
new applicants for Federal jobs
should be given a more thorough
loyalty screening than they now
receive.
Enrollment in Schools
Here Rises to 90,449;
Peak Due in October
Enrollment in the District pub
lic schools climbed to 90,449 the
second day of the fall term, an
increase of 4,049 over opening
day attendance, school officials re
ported today.
The peak enrollment is expected
to be reached in October. Last
year’s peak was on October 21,
with 94,437 students on the rolls.
School officials expect last
year’s record enrollment to be
surpassed this fall by several
thousand pupils.
Drop in White Students.
Second-day enrollment last '
year was 89,998, a total of 451
under this fall’s second-day at
tendance.
The enrollment figures for
yesterday show a substantial drop
in the number of white students.
A total of 45,421 white students
were enrolled, 1,530 under the
figure for the same date last year.
The fact tfcat yesterday and today
are Jewish holidays is believed
to account for the low enroll
ment in the white schools.
Colored schools, with an enroll
ment of 45,028, showed a gain of
1,981 over last year on the second
school day.
Enrollment Breakdown.
A breakdown of the enroll
ment figures follows:
Teachers Colleges.
This Year. Last Year. .
White ..375 450
Colored-503 502
Senior High Schools.
This Year. Last Year.
White _7,194 8,133
Colored _4,671 4,393
Vocational High Schools.
This Year. Last Year.
White _798 832
Colored _827 843
Junior High Schools.
This Year. Last Year.
White _9,236 9,410
Colored_9,687 9,129
Elementary Schools.
This Year. Last Year.
White _27,776 27,947
Colored_28,955 27,771
The Capitol Page School had a
second-day enrollment of 42 as
compared to 50 last year. The
Veterans’ High School Center for
colored students enrolled 385 as
compared to 409 last year. The
Veterans' High School Center for
white students has been discon
tinued.
Thornton Heads Alumni
ROANOKE, Va., Sept. 13.—
David F. Thornton, Salem, Va.,
has been named alumni director
of Roanoke College here. He will
have supervision over formation
of alumni chapters and will edit
the alumni magazine, “The Roan
oke Coliegian.”
ST. LOUIS — Chow dogs and
polar bears are the only animal#
known to have black tongues.
,, —1 ..
Introducing to Washington
The Original
“Macintosh” Raincoat
Now, after 126 years, you can buy an original
"Macintosh" raincoat here in the United States.
Chas. Macintosh & Co., Ltd. have been making
their famous raincoats since William IV was
King of England. The raincoat pictured here
is an original "Macintosh" model. Made of
completely water-repellent poplin, it has a
check lining of woven cotton. The coat has a
superb natural sheen, because it is woven of the
finest long staple Egyptian cotton. The tailor
ing (done in London) is unusually distinguish
ed. A "Macintosh" weigh only 32 ounces. Sizes
36 to 46. Regulars, shorts and longs. Tan only.
$28.50
Also Available in Worsted Gabardine ~~y-%
Casual and in the best English Tradition .-5
$58
Exclusively Ours
Lewis & Thos. Saltz
1409 G Street, N. W.
. Executive 4343
Not connected with Salt* Brot., Inc.

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