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Truman Says He Hopes
To Be Remembered
For Peace Efforts
By Joseph A. Fox
Star Staff Correspondent
KEY WEST, Fla., Mar. 16.—
President Truman Is convinced
that only the passage of years
make it possible properly to
evaluate any administration—and
he hopes his will be remembered
for efforts to build world peace.
If World War III is averted,
he believes that will fix his place
In history.
The Chief Executive expounded
his philosophy late yesterday at
a slacks - and - sport - shirt news
conference on the lawn of the
"Little White House,” in which
he also
1. Defended his staff against
charges growing out of the RFC
inquiry, with the flat assertion
that he had only honorable
people around him, and would
not keep them otherwise.
Says House is Clean.
2. Bolstered this line with an
attack on character assassination,
and said his house was always
clean.
3. Refused to discuss his plans
for 1952, telling questioners with
a chuckle that they were free to
speculate on whether he would
seek re-election, or, as has been
reported in some quarters, was
thinking of running for his old
Senate seat from Missouri.
4. Expressed regret that the
House had killed his defense-re
organization plan, but said he
would do the best he could with
out it.
5. Said the administration would
do everything to hold prices and
wages in line.
6. Refused to speculate on
whether Gen. MacArthur’s forces
would cross the 38th Parallel.
Establishes Advisory Board.
7. Issued an order establishing
the National Advisory Board on
mobilization policy, a 17-member
group headed by Defense Mobi
lizer Charles E. Wilson, which will
have representation from public,
business, labor and agriculture,
and function akin to the presi
dential-advisory group set up in
World War II under the late
( O. Max Gardner.
' The President spoke of his
hopes for the place historians will
give his administration after a
brisk colloquy turning on the Sen
ate’s RFC inquiry into which the;
names of Donald Dawson, an ad- •
mmiatrative assistant, and Mrs. E.
Merle Young, a stenographer,
have been drawn.
A reporter recalled that soon—•
April 12—Mr. Truman will mark
his sixth year in office, and want
ed to know what reflections he
might offer.
No Implication, He Says.
The President responded that
he hoped the second six years
would not be as hard as the first,
and then hastily declared that no
implications were to be drawn
from that, as the conference—
which had been trying to pin him
down on 1952—howled.
Then the President was asked
what he expected his administra
tion to be remembered for, and
he answered slowly-permitting
direct quotation:
“I hope it will be remembered
for its sincere effort for world
peace, and if wre accomplish that,
if we get through this era without
a third world war, I think that
probably is what it will be re
membered for.
“I will make this comment,
though, that all a President of
the United States can do is to en-!
deavor to make the Government—
the executive branch—run in the
Public interest. I have striven
very hard to accomplish that pur
pose. The administration of no
president can be correctly evalu
ated during his term, or with 25
or 30 years after that term.
Thomas Jefferson has just now
come into his own as a President.
The same is true of Jackson,
Lincoln, Grover Cleveland. And
the same thing will be true of
Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt.
It takes an objective survey of
what has happened and what was
trying to be accomplished to de
FIRST—Dr. Dorothy Armstrong Elias is sworn in as the first,
woman physician to be commissioned in the Air Force Medical
Service. Administering the oath of office is Brig. Gen. Edward J.
Kendricks, director of staffing and education of the Air Force
Medical Service. Dr. Elias, a resident physician at Prince Georges
General Hospital, will be assigned to the new Air Force Indoc
trination Center, Sampson Air Force Base, Seneca, N. Y. She
holds the rank of captain. Dr. Elias is married to Dr. William
i Shibley Elias, resident physician and surgeon at Virginia Hos
pital, Martinsburg, W. Va. —Department of Defense Photo.
| cide ‘whether the President has
j been a success or not.* And you
! can't decide that now. or here,
I and neither can I.”
Speaking of attacks in Wash
ington and Cleveland, Mr. Tru
man said:
He. with other Government em
ployes, are doing the best possible.
Character assassination, he inter
jected, is a terrible thing.
The President 'refused1 to say
that the press had been abusing
him—but it seemed there was a
tinge of sarcasm in his statement
that the press has been kind to
him.
The President said his admin
istration had worked for peace
since the U. N . charter was signed
in San Francisco in 1945.
When the questioning on the
RFC started, the President refused
to be drawn into any discussion
either of Mrs. Young of mink-coat
prominence, or Mr. Dawson, who
has been linked with talk of "in
fluence” in the negotiation of RFC
loans. He said the fact that Mr.
Dawson had not come down here
yet did not mean that he wouldn’t
join the other members of the
White House staff who are on the
scene. And he had no comment
on the “appearance or non-ap
pearance” of Mr. Dawson before
the Senate investigators. Nor
would he comment when pressed
about Senate testimony to the ef-j
feet that Mr. Dawson was a guest
at the Saxony Hotel in Miami, an
RFC client.
A question about Senator Mur
ray. Democrat, of Montana inter
esting himself in a son's case be
fore the RFC also drew a blank.
When a reporter recalled that
Senator Knowland. Republican, of
California had asserted that the
President should come home and
clean house, the President said
his house always was clean.
“Is that your serious answer to
cartoons and editorials suggesting
a lack of ethics and moral re- i
sponsibility by people around
you?” Mr. Truman was asked.
The President fired back that
this just was not true—that cate
gorically it was not true. Later,
he good-naturedly said a reporter
was trying to find out if the peo
ple around him are honorable.
They are, he declared, all of them.
Husband Charges Wife
Is Married fo Another
Mrs. June Cecelia Gough, 28. of
the 1600 block of R street S.E. has
been charged with bigamy by
Prince Georges County police on
complaint of Edward Gough, 27,
of the 7100 block of Garland ave
nue, Takoma Park.
Mr. Gough told police that he
and Mrs. Gough were married in
November. 1950, but that he had
since learned she had been mar
ried in 1948 and that marriage
had not been dissolved.
Mrs. Gough was released under
$500 bond pending a hearing at
10 a.m. Monday in Hyattsville po-:
lice court.
Vinson to Ask House
To Start Draft Debate
After Easter Recess
By George Beveridge
Chairman Vinson of the House
Armed Services Committee today
will ask the Rules Committee to
set April 3 for the start of House
debate on a draft bill to reduce
the induction age to 18 Vi years.
After four days of closed-session
argument, the Vinson committee
yesterday approved its draft bill,
32 to 3. The measure, which
would extend draft service from
21 to 26 months, also proposes
that a permanent universal mili
tary training program to set up
in the future, when youths no
longer are needed for service.
To Follow Easier Recess.
Mr. Vinson said he would ask
for three days of general debate
on the bill, to begin the day after
the House returns from its Easter
recess. After House action, lead
ers will have to take the draft
provisions ^o a conference in order
to resolve sharp differences with
a draft bill already passed by
the Senate.
By a vote of 21 to 12, the House
committee approved a contro
versial amendment which would
allow draftees to say whether they
want to serve in segregated or
non-segregated units.
Sponsored by Representative
Winstead, Democrat, of Mississip
pi—and contrary to administra
tion demands that segregation be
wiped out in the armed forces—
this provision would allow draftees1
to state their preference in writ
ing at the time they register.
The military then would be or
dered to honor the requests “inso
far as military necessity may per
mit.”
“Great Victory” for South.
Mr. Winstead said that, even
though the military could disre
gard some of the preferences
stated, the action "is one of the
South’s greatest victories.”
In other highlights, the House
committee wiped out a proposal
to impose a 4-million-man strength
ceiling on the armed forces, but
provided a three-year time limit
on the authority to draft men.
The Senate bill calls for the
strength ceiling, but has no time
limit on life of the act.
Another far-reaching provision
of the House bill would force the
Pentagon to release after 12
months of service all World War
II veterans who are ordered invol
untarily back into uniform as in
active Reservists.
New Cars Bought
CLEVELAND — Class I rail
roads spent about $787 million for
new freight cars, locomotives, and
other equipment in 1950.
Cars Outnumber Africa's
NEW YORK.—New York City
has a quarter of a million more
cars than there are in Africa.
The Weather Here and Over the Nation
District of Columbia—Consider
able cloudiness; some sunshine
this afternoon. Highest in low
50s. Pair tonight. Lowest 34 in
the city and 28 in suburbs. To
morrow some cloudiness and a lit
tle warmer.
Maryland — Partly cloudy to
night; lowest 25 to 30 west and 28
to 34 in east portion. Tomorrow
some cloudiness and a little
warmer.
Virginia—Some cloudiness to
night and tomorrow. Low tonight
28 to 34. A little warmer tomor
row.
Wind velocity at 11 o’clock this!
morning. 10 miles per hour; direc
tion, west.
Five-day forecast for Washing
ton and vicinity, March 17-March
21:
Some rain likely about Sunday
and again Tuesday or Wednesday
with total amount one-quarter to
one-half inch. Temperature will
average about 4 degrees above
normal. Milder over the week
end. Colder Monday, warmer
Tuesday and colder Wednesday.
Normal high is 54 and low is 35.
A new cold air mass is advancing down from Western
Canada into the Upper Mississippi Valley westward to the Pacific
coast. There will be rain in the Upper Mississippi Valley and
along the North Pacific Coast and snow in the Northern Plains
and Northern Rockies. Fair weather will prevail elsewhere in
the Nation. A warming trend will continue over the Southern
States and will advance eastward to the Atlantic Seaboard.
—AP Wirephoto Map.
River Report.
(From United States Engineers).
Potomac River cloudy at Harpers Ferry
inri Great Falls; Shenandoah cloudy at
Harpers Ferry.
Humidity.
(Readings gt Washington Airport.)
Yesterday— Pet. Today— Ret.
Noon -5;, Sam. _ 63
4 p m. -47 10 a.m. _531
8 p.m. -52 i D m._47 •
High and Low of Last 24 Hours.
High. 48, at 4:15 p.m.
Low. 38, at 5:40 am.
Record Temperatures This Tear.
Highest, 72. on February 13.
Lowest, 11, on February 8.
Tide Tables.
(Furnished bv United States Coast
and Geodetic Survey. 1
. Today. Tomorrow
High -_ 1:51a.m. 2:50 a.m.
L?w - 8:48 a.m. 8:51a m.
JLgh -3:17 p.m. .3:18 p.m.
Low -0:35 p.m. 10:32 p.m.
The Sun and Moon.
„ , , Rises. Sets,
oun. today ._ 0:18 filfl
Sun. tomorrow 0:10 017
Moon, today. 11:15 a.m. 2:25 a.m
Automobile lights must be turned on
one-half hour after sunset.
Precipitation.
Monthly precipitation In Inches In the
Capital (current month to date):
Month. 1951. Avg. Record.
January _ 2.18 3.55 7.83 '37
February _ 2.05 3.37 6.84 '84
March - 1.51 3.75 8,84 '91
Anril - 3.27 9.13 '89
May - 3.70 10.09 '89
June _ 4.13 10.94 ’00
July - 4.71 10.03 'SO
August _ 4.01 14.4! '28
September _ 3.24 17.45 '34
October _ 2.84 8.81 *37
November _ 2.37 8.09 '89
December _ 3.32 7.56 01
Temperatures in Various Cities.
High. Low. High. Low.
Albuquerque 66 49 New Orleans 67 43
Atlantic City 44 38 New York-. 43 39
Atlanta _ 48 33 Norfolk_ 51 35
Bismarck . . 32 21 Omaha 35 20
Boston_ 45 36 Philadelphia 45 37
Chicago 38 24 Phoenix 85 54
Cincinnati.. 35 31 Pittsburgh 35 32
Detroit ... 37 28 P land. Me. 40 37
El Paso . 72 53 P land. Oreg. 52 36
Indianapolis 35 28 Richmond 49 33
Kansas City 40 24 St. Louis 39 21
Los Angeles 18 52 Salt L. City 59 31
Louisville 38 30 San Antonio 74 59
Memphis 45 28 S. Francisco 61 47
Miami . 73 56 Seattle _ 49 32
Milwaukee 35 2(1 Tampa . 67 53
Judge Waddell Sworn
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Mar.
16 WP).—Lyttelton Waddell yes
terday took the oath of office as
judge of the 8th Judicial Circuit.
U. S. Tax Agents Here
Investigate Returns
Of 29 Racketeers
Tax returns of 29 racketeers are
under investigation by Govern
ment tax agents of the Washing
ton field office, it was learned to
day.
Emmitt Warring, "“reputed big
time Washington gambler, is the
only one of the 29 whom officials
would name. A $159,917 tax lien
was filed against Warring on
Tuesday, and the Government
also plans to seek a criminal in
dictment against him.
Internal Revenue officials would
not reveal, either, how many of
the other racketeers are in the
immediate Washington area. The
field office here also has jurisdic
tion throughout Maryland, Vir
ginia, West Virginia and North
Carolina.
They said, however, that Sam
Beard and Jimmy La Fontaine
are not on the list. Beard already
has been indicted in connection
with a tax debt totaling $4,167,328,
and arrangements are under way
for payment of nearly $1 million
in back taxes and penalties from
the estate of La Fontaine, who
died in 1949.
All Living Persons.
Tax returns of a dead associate
of La Fontaine's, Charles Price,
are under investigation, it was
learned yesterday, but his is not
one of the 29 cases, since all those
involve living persons, an official
pointed out.
How many of the 29 will face
prosecution has not yet been de
termined. Some of the cases may
be settled by payment of the un
paid taxes, plus penalties. Those
considered worthy of criminal
prosecution must be acted on by
the Justice Department.
It was disclosed yesterday that
Internal Revenue currently is
processing 485 “racketeer” cases
throughout the country, of which
“some 88” are being considered
for prosecution. The 485 represent
an estimated total of $57 million
in back taxes and penalties.
Millions in Local Cases.
Officials made no close estimate
of the amount involved in the 29
Washington-division cases, -but
they said it runs into millions.
Revenue officials disclosed in
congressional testimony made pub
lic yesterday that they have a
'master list” of racketeers, which
is being used in checking returns
filed for last year.
Assistant Commissioner Daniel
A. Bolich told a House Appropria
tions subcommittee that all col
lectors and agents have been in
structed to set aside the returns
filed by “known members of the
racketeering and criminal ele
ment,” as well as "any returns
containing general references to
income or expenditures, such as
'various’ or 'miscellaneous.’ ” Such
returns will be “specially studied,”
Mr. Bolich emphasized.
400 Check Racketeer Cases.
In connection with the master
list, the assistant commissioner
said. Internal Revenue is plan
ning to increase the size of spe
cial "racketeer” groups of agents
who are busy checking such cases.
Four hundred men already are as
signed exclusively to racketeer i
investigation, Mr. Bolich said.
The congressional group also
was told of special investigations
now under way into attempts of
racketeers to “get” money which
they made "dishonestly” into le- ‘
gitimate business. Special squads
have been checking “certain hotel
chains” and “certain realty cor- j
porations” in the New York and
Florida areas for the last year,
officials reported.
Strike in Spain Ends;
Barcelona Normal
By th# Associated Press
BARCELONA, Spain, Mar. 16.—
Catalonia’s three-day general j
strike against high living costs ap-1
peared about over today. The big-1
gest of several scattered groups i
still away from their jobs last |
night were 2,000 workers in the
textile center of Manresa.
Barcelona, Spain’s second larg
est city, where the walkout start
ed Monday, was normal again yes
terday. Most police reinforcements
had been withdrawn from street
patrols. Only a handful of work
ers were still idle.
Maryland
and
Virginia
- .'lews in Brief —f
Arlington Board Gets
$11.5 Million Budget
A proposed record budget of
$11.5 million, requiring a $2.65 tax
rate, was presented to the Arling
ton County Board" last night by
County Manager A. T. Lundberg.
A public hearing will be held
April 23 in Washington-Lee High
School.
Although the suggested tax rate
I is 98 cents below the present $3.63
; levy, property owners’ tax bills are
| not expected to be lower. A re
assessment program last year in
creased real estate valuations by
more than 75 per cent.
* * * *
Beer Argument Continues
Maryland Controller J. Millard
Tawes has accused members of
the Montgomery County legisla
tive delegation of “fabricating the
facts,” on his controversial bill to
end the county’s beer monopoly.
Senator De Witt S. Hyde and
Delegate Anders R. Fofstrand, jr.,
Republicans, charged Wednesday
that Mr. Tawes. a Democrat, had
gone back on his word in refusing
to go along with Senator Hyde’s
bill to eliminate the monopoly.
The Senator’s measure, which
later was killed at Mr. Hyde’s
request, would have authorized a
local tax on alcoholic beverages.
Mr. Tawes then introduced a
bill to wipe out the monopoly
without any provision for a local
alcoholic beverage tax. A hearing
on this measure will be held
Wednesday before the Senate
Judiciary Committee.
* * * *
Chief Souers Resigns
The sudden resignation of John
H. Souers as Anne Arundel Coun
ty police chief apparently has
ended the controversy over the
police department.
Mr. Souers, who was succeeded
yesterday by Col. Daniel Bratton,
62-year-old retired Army dental
officer, said his doctor had ndvised
him to quit because of a recently
developed heart condition
Last January, the Board of
Police Commissioners find Mr.
Souers, but he was reinstated
almost immediately by the county
commissioners. The police com
missioners fired the chief, it said,
because he apparently was igno
rant of widespread gambling
activities in the county.—AP.
* * * *
Teacher Pay Increase
An official of the Maryland
State Teachers’ Association said
last night that “the State can
well afford to raise salaries of
teachers as well as those of other
State employes.”
Milson Raver, executive secre
tary of the association, told the
Montgomery County Education
Association that responsible tax
authorities have confirmed the
claim S(ate funds can be found
to support the $11 million pro
gram proposed by the State Edu
cation Department.
He admitted, however, that
Montgomery teachers would not
automatically participate in a
State increase because they al
ready are getting more than the
minimum.
Bonn Gets $1.5 Billion Bill
For Occupation, Defense
By the Associated Press
FRANKFURT, Germany, Mar.
16.—The West German govern
ment today was handed a bill
for 6,595,000,000 marks labout $1,
569,000,000) as its share of the
Allied occupation costs and de
fense expenditure for the next
fiscal year.
This is an increase of about 21
per cent over the charge for the
current year.
The bill presents only 6.3 per
cent of the estimated West Ger
man gross national production.
Thus, the West German "fi
nancial eort involved is less than
that which is being made by the
other Western nations for the
defense of Europe,” the Allied
High Commission said in its letter
to the West German chancellor
announcing the charge. The
United States, it said, is spending
15.7 per cent of its national in
come for defense.
G.O.P. Congresswomen Bemoan
High Cost of Groceries, Taxes
By the Associated Press
Five Republican woman mem
bers carried grocery baskets to
the floor of the House yesterday
to bemoan the high cost of food
and Federal income taxes.
They timed their demonstra
tion to coincide with the dead
line for income tax payments to
the Government.
“This is income tax day,” said
Mrs. Francis Bolton, Republican,
of Ohio. “It tries all our souls.”
She was joined by Mrs. Mar
guerite Church, Republican, of
Illinois, who lugged a basket
stacked with food to show what
a $5 bill bought back in 1919.
Still bigger grocery baskets were
paraded before the assembled
House by Mrs. Cecil M. Harden,
Republican, of Indiana and Miss
Ruth Thompson, Republican, of
Michigan. Mrs. Harden’s. basket
was $5 worth at 1929 prices and
Miss Thompson’s a sawbuck’s
worth at 1939 prices.
Then Mrs. Katherine St. George,
Republican, of New York tripped
lightly forward with a $5 grocery
basket at 1951 prices, having no
I trouble carrying it.
i Summing up for the group, Mrs.
St. George said that “wild spend
ing and heavy taxes” by the Tru
man administration was respon
sible for all this.
A male member, Representative
Rhodes, Democrat, of Pennsyl
vania suggested five bucks could
buy a lot of groceries back in 1929,
but not too many people had
a fiver.
This prompted a reply from
Mrs. St. George that a lot of
people had grocery money under
the wartime price - controlling
OPA, but there wasn’t enough food
in the stores to spend it on.
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The Federal Spotlight
—'." 1 1 '■■■■'■ 4
Postal Rate Hearings Postpone
Action on Employe Bills
By Joseph Young
House Civil Service Committee action on a number of important
Federal employe bills has been put off for a month and perhaps
longer.
The reason for this is the current hearings on legislation to
increase postal rates. Chairman Murray says it will be at least
anotner month before the com-'
mittee completes its hearings.
Pending before the commit
tee are important Federal em
ploye bills pro
viding for
pay increases,
retirement lib
eral i z a t i o n
benefits, repeal
of the ban on
further accu
mulation of an
nual leave, and
modification of
the ban on per
manent promo
t i o n s and
transfers.
Meanwh i 1 e,
the Senate Civil Joseph Yo“n*
Service Committee has gotten a
head start on its House counter
part. Pay hearings have been
held, and retirement liberaliza
tion hearings are now in process.
However, House committee
members say there still is plenty
of time for them to take action.
In all likelihood, the House civil
service group will wait for Senate
action on pay, retirement and
other employe legislation, before
scheduling hearings of its own.
* * * *
LEAVE—Another bill to reduce
the annual leave of Government
employes to 15 days for the dura
tion of the national emergency
has been introduced in Congress.
The newest sponsor is Represen
tative Curtis, Republican, of Ne
braska.
* * * *
RETIREMENT—Richard Shoe
maker, the legislative director of
the CIO’s Government Employes
Organization Committee, has pro
posed to Congress that social
security credit be given Federal
employes for the time they spent
in the Government, if they later
leave the Government to enter
private industry before becoming
eligible for civil service retirement
benefit.
Mr. Shoemaker pointed out
that thousands of Federal em
ployes who leave the Government
before becoming eligible for civil
service retirement benefits are left
without any retirement credits for
the time they spent in the Federal
service. He declared that more
than 200,000 Federal employes
who left the Government last
year were in this predicament.
* * * *
PERSONNEL — Legislation to
decentralize personnel activities to
the individual departments and
agencies were among the 18 bills
designed to carry out Hoover
Commission reforms that were
introduced in the Senate yester
day. Similar legislation is ex-i
pected to be introduced in the
House next week.
* * * *
COUNCIL — Henry Hubbard,
vice chairman of the Federal
Personnel Council, has resigned
to join the staff of Rogers and
Slade, management consultants.
An outstanding official and a
dynamic personality, Mr. Hubbard
will be greatly missed in the
Government. His place is being
taken by Pordyce W. Luikart, who
has been head of the Civil Service
Commission’s executive develop
ment program. Mr. Luikart, like
his predecessor, is also highly re
garded in Federal personnel
circles.
* * * *
ESA—Joseph Miller, informa
tion chief of the Economic Stabi
lization Agency, is due to resign
next month and return to public
relations work in private industry.
Neil Dalton is being mentioned as
his successor.
* * * *
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE—A
new group, the District Chapter
of the National Association of Fed
eral Career Employes, has been
organized for the primary purpose
of obtaining modification of vet
erans’ preference in Government
employment.
The group is urging Senate Civil
Service Committee action on a
bill by Senator Langer. Republi
can, of North Dakota to give
greater protection to non-veteran
career employes in Government
reduction-in-force programs. The
organization's Washington repre
sentative is R. J. Fullem.
(Be sure to listen at 6:15 p.m.
every Saturday over WMAL,
The Star station, to Joseph
Young’s Federal Spotlight radio
broadcast featuring additional
news and views of the Govern
ment scene.)
Father's 6 Years' Work
On Home Lost in Flames
By the Associated Press
CHESTER, Pa., Mar. 16.—The
time, effort and money a $60-a
week laborer put into a home for
his wife and 14 children went up
in smoke yesterday.
For six years during his spare
time, Nicholas Orlando, 51, built
his 10-room, two-story house 4
miles west of here. There was
plenty of room for his large fam
ily, ranging in age from 3 to 17
years.
Then yesterday an oil stove ex
ploded in a first-floor bedroom.
Within 15 minutes the flames en
gulfed the house.
Bishop Straughn to Preach
Methodist Bishop James H.
Straughn will preach on “The
Eternal Promise” at 11 a.m. Sun
day in the Walker Chapel Meth
odist Church. 4102 North Glebe
road, Arlington.

New Federal Workers
Chiefly From Area,
Agency Survey Shows
Most of the new Federal em
ployes hired since the Korean war
broke out are from the Metro
politan Area.
This was indicated in a check
of Federal hiring, which entailed
in many cases a 'card-by-card
scanning.
Most of the employes hired
since last June went to defense
agencies, the Civil Service Com
mission reported. The Army ob
tained 2,536 of them, of which
about 78 per cent were local.
10,000 Go to Navy.
The Navy, which obtained the
greatest share of new employes—
about 10,000—completed a card
by-card individual survey to find
that 54.8 per cent of the new
workers came from outside the
Metropolitan Area.
The Air Force reported that a
spot check of its 2,867 new em
ployes showed that about 85 per
cent were local people.
The Atomic Energy Commission
reported that, of 78 new employes
hired in the last three months, 65
were from the District area.
Shortage Called Severe.
Civil Service officials pointed out
that eventually the potential hir
ing pool of District residents may.
be exhausted and out-of-towners
will become more numerous. Al
ready. it was said, there is a
1 severe shortage of typists and
stenographers.
The District Office of the United
States Employment Service re
ported it is recruiting candidates
for such jobs as far west as the
Mississippi.
“We are even going all over
the country for engineers and
other specialist?,” ^red Hetxel,
head of the local USES saift.
'Free Russian Radio'
Calls for Revolution
By tb« Associated Press
LONDON, Mar. 16.—Broadcasts
supposed to be coming from a “free
Russian radio” and calling on
Russians to revolt agkinst Com
munism, have been picked up by
the London listening post of the
Reuter News Agency here.
The broadcast appeals to do
away with “the criminal Stalin
clique” were first heard Wednes
day. The location of the station is
unknown here.
The broadcasts have been in
Russian and Ukranian. At times
they have been jammed out com
pletely by another station sending
lout strong continuous noise.
The call for an anti-Communist
revolution was made by the "Rus
sian Revolutionary Committee,”
which urged its listeners to form
underground organizations.
“The Bolshevik regime is al
ready shaking,” the radio said.
Listeners were urged to write the
I three letters, N. T. S., meaning
“death to the tyrants,” on the
walls of factories, schools and col
lective farms.
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