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Signals Arouse
Hope for 38 on
Missing Plane
Korea Airlift Craft
Disappears on Rugged
Alaskpn Panhandle
By tht Associated Press
VANCOUVER. B. C„ July 21.—
A four-engined Korean airlift
transport plane vanished with
38 aboard along the rugged Alaska
panhandle coast and may be send-!
ing distress signals, Canadian Air
lines reported.
The CPA said the signals were
heard at Anchorage, Alaska, and
Cranbrook. B. C.
The outbound airlift plane left
here last night. It was last heard
from at 12:17 a.m. P.S.T. (4:17
a.m. E.D.T.) off Cape Spencer,
about 80 miles due west of Juneau,
The CPA official said that
“while there's no reason to be
lieve these are legitimate distress
signals” they had been heard pe
riodically “in the last, couple of
hours” or since ajjout 3 p.m. (P.
S.T.) and were being investigated.
En Route to Anchorage.
The plane was heading for
Anchorage on the first leg of its
trip to Tokyo. CPA from whom
the airlift plane was chartered,
has a terminus at Cranbrook.
“’Foul weather” was reported
over the area where the plane
mu unmiunuu UjJ.
Most of the 31 passengers were
American military men. The
crew of seven included two stew
The big plane was ths flrsi to
meet disaster in the airlift’s 87
million miles of flying since the
outbreak of the Korean war.
Rescue planes were poised for
another of the Northwest’s great
air searches when the weather
lifts. Ground fog and clouds
blanketed the area between Ju
neau and Anchorage, Alaska,
fi >m the ground level to a height
of 12,000 feet.
Cutters Scouring Sea.
The 17th United States Coast
Guard district at Juneau, which
is directing the hunt, said the
cutters Citrus and Cahoone Were
scouring the icy mouth of the
Gulf of Alaska northward from
Cape Spencer.
McChord Air Force Base near
Tacoma, Wash., the stateside ter
minus for American “Great Cir
cle” airlift operations, said the
plane carried 23 United States Air
Force, three United States Army
and two Royal Canadian Navy
men, three American civilians and:
the crew.
Names of the passengers have
not been released. All crew mem-i
bers were Canadians from Van
An early report that the three
civilians were United Nations nf
ficials was scotched later by U. N.
headquarters in New York. Two
of the civilians were processed
earlier in the week at Fort Law
ton, Seattle, and were believed at-!
tached to the United States Army.
The Air Force personnel passed
through McChord. The party left
Seattle by train yesterday for
Plane “Definitely Down.”
The airliner has been listed as .
“definitely down” on its 1,348- ,
mile flight from Vancouver to i
Anchorage. It had only enough i
fuel to last until just before 6 ]
o’clock this morning. i
There was only silence after its 1
Cape Spencer report in which the;:
pilot, Capt. Victor Fox gave no
indication of any trouble. The
plane was to have checked in by
radio again at Yakutat, about
150 miles up the Alaska panhandle
Weather may have caused it
to crash. The Juneau Coast Guard
headquarters said flight condi
tions “had been foul” with fog,
rain and clouds in the area since
the lost plane took off from Van- :
couver at 6:42 last night.
If the craft had remained on i
course, it would have been about ;
25 to 30 miles off shore. But di- ;
rectly inland towers the rugged
Brabazon range, with dozens of <
peaks up to 14,000 feet and some 1
of the wildest, most primitive 1
country on the North American i
continent. ]
It was in this area that part of j
(See PLANE, Page A-10.)
Marshal Petain Sinking,
Wife Slays at Bedside
By th« Associated Press '
ILE D’YEU, France, July 21.—
Mme. Annie Petain tonight stayed
by the bedside of her critically ill
husband, 95 - year - old Marshal ]
Henri Philippe Petain. (
Petain’s physician expressed i
doubt that the head of the war- 1
time Vichy government will last i
until other members of his family i
and lawyers arrive tomorrow. i
This is the first time in her five- <
year stay on this island that Mme. i
Petain has remained for the night *
at her husband’s bedside. On two 1
previous occasions members of !
the family and lawyers were sum- 1
moned when the old man seemed
to be dying, but each time he 1
amazed physicians by his recuper- 1
ative powers. In April Marshal1
Petain was stricken with pneu-1
monia and since has had several *
relapses. 1
Complete Index, Page A-2 j
Radio Programs, Pages C-8-9j
British Ships T a king Materials
To Red China, O'Conor Says
Vessels Flying Panamanian Flag Also
Accused of Carrying Thousands of Tons
By th« Associated Press
Senator O’Conor, Democrat, of
Maryland said yesterday that
“ships flying the British and Pan
amanian flags have delivered to
Communist China in recent weeks
thousands of tons of highly strate
gic materials.”
The cargoes destined for Red
China were loaded at ports in
Europe and India, he said in a
statement declaring that such
trade “offends the conscience of
all right-minded people.”
Senator O’Conor is chairman of
a Senate commerce subcommittee
on export controls. He said his
statement was based on data
brought back from the Far East
by a subcommittee investigator.
“Some way must be found,”
he said, “to prevent the very flags
which are carried into battle (in
Korea ) by the soldiers of the
United Nations from being used
to protect cargoes carried to our
common enemies for the purpose
of dealing death to the forces of
the United Nations.”
Senator O’Conor said the Brit
ish ship Alpha Orange carried to
the Red China port of Canton
2,000 tons of high-grade steel and
what was registered as “dangerous
The latter, he said, was “pre
sumably such items as industrial
chemicals, inflammable fuels or
high explosives.” He said the
Alpha Orange loaded its cargo at
Hamburg and Rotterdam.
He said another British ship,
the Greystone Castle, sailed for
Canton from Gydnia, Poland, with
steel rails, synthetic rubber, 30
eight-ton six-wheel trucks, optical
instruments and sugar.
"These ships.” he said, “sail up
the Pearl River to Whampoa
where the cargoes are discharged
into lighters for Canton.”
The Senator listed ships of
Panamanian registry on which the
subcommittee obtained informa
tion as the Moldova, the Marion,
the Atlantic Star, the San An
tonio. the Fortune Star and the
San Fernando.
“Almost half of their cargoes
came from India, through ihe
ports of Calcutta and Karachi,”
Senator O'Conor said.
He noted that the National
Security Council recently ex
empted India from a congressional
ban on economic aid to nations
that export war materials to
Russia or her satellites.
“Although India may not be
sending guns to the Communists,”
he said, “it seems clear from our
information that she is permit
ting herself to be used as a source
for shipments of critical materials,
materials so critical in fact that
the ships carrying them skirt;
Hong Kong to avoid the recently
tightened British controls.”
Chinese Force Recess
As U. N. Bans Talk of
Withdrawal In Parley
Sessions Called Off Till
Wednesday; New Orders
From Peiping Awaited
By the Associated Press
TERS, Korea, Sunday, July 22.—
Firm Allied refusal to discuss
withdrawing troops from Korea
at this time caused the Chinese
Reds yesterday to call a recess
in the armistice talks until Wed
An American briefing officer
said the Allied refusal to talk of
troop withdrawal at present was
made with “a certain air of
finality”—expressed more in an
attitude than in actual words.
The Chinese, who hitherto have
studiously let the North Koreans
lead the Red side of the Kaesong
bargaining, promptly stepped in
and braked the cease-fire talks to
a halt until July 25.
They obviously wanted to ask
Peiping what to do next.
Joy Reluctantly Agrees.
Vice Admiral C. Turner Joy,
chief Allied delegate, who voiced
the U. N. attitude, agreed with
some reluctance to the Red re
quest for the recess.
He said he felt the two sides
already had a full agenda to dis
cuss without the troop withdrawal
subject, considered by the Allies
a political topic.
Admiral Joy told the Reds he
saw no useful purpose in the re
cess. #
He asked their liaison officers
to keep in contact with those of
the Allies in hopes the talks could]
be resumed sooner than Wednes-I
The Reds agreed to keep in
touch, but indicated some or all
of their five delegates would go
back the more than 100 miles to
the North Korean capital of
Pyongyang. That would entail
about a day’s journey over a bomb
blasted highway and a second day
for the return.
Should Peiping’s decision be
continued war. Allied sources say
the Reds already have replace
ments in line sufficient to launch
a 300,000-man offensive as they
did last April. That and a subse
quent offensive were bled to a halt
by heavy Red losses.
Veterans in Reinforcements.
In Taipeh, the pro-Nationalist
China Union Press said the Red!
reinforcements include veteran
troops belonging to the 15th Army
Group Command of Gen. Tung
Hua, one of the two Chinese Red
negotiators at Kaesong.
Gen. Tung and his colleague,
Gen. Hsieh Fang, had sat passive
through the first seven sessions of
the Kaesong talks. They wore drab
uniforms minus any insignia. Gen.
Nam H, leader of the three snap
pily-attired North Koreans, spoke
for the Reds.
Yesterday, Tung and Hsieh took
(See TRUCE, Page A-7.)
15 Marine Jets Tangle
With 18 Red MIGs .
By the Associated Press
day. July 22. — Fifteen United
States Marine Panther jets tang
led yesterday with 18 Russian
made MIG-15s over Korea’s
northwest coast. No losses on
either side were reported.
- The brief dogfight highlighted
a day of reduced aerial activity.
Continued heavy rains and lim
ited visibility permitted only 375
sorties, most of them by B-29s
and light bombers using radar.
The B-29s blasted Communist
troop concentrations and supply
dumps near the battlefront. B-26
light bombers pounded Red air
fields. F-84 Thunderjets and F-80
Shooting Stars hunted for Red
planes, but found none.
Patrols slogged through the
muddy hills, but only light con
tact with the Reds was reported
Senate Group to Study
Plans This Week For
Action in Oatis Case
Committee Will Take Up
Resolution Calling For
Moves Against Czechs
By Cecil Holland
Chairman Connally said yester
day the Senate Foreign Rela
tions Committee this week will
take up resolutions calling for re
taliatory action against Czecho
slovakia for jailing Associated
Press Correspondent William N.
Senator Connally denounced
the arrest and trial of Mr. Oatis.
End to Czech Trade lencfits Urged in
Retaliation on Oatii. Page A-6
District Legion Hits Oatis Conviction;
Elects Arlington Man. Page A-10
37-year-old chief of the Associat
ed Press bureau in Prague on
manufactured spy charges, as “an
outrageous suppression of the
freedom of the press.”
“I hope very much.” he added,
“that something can be done
about it.”
Mr. Oatis was recently “con
victed” on spy charges and is
now serving a 10-year prison sen
Arouses Indignation.
The incident has aroused wide
spread indignation throughout
this country. Several resolutions
have been introduced in Congress
calling for immediate and drastic
'action by the State Department
to bring about release of the corf
Senator Monroney, Democrat,
of Oklahoma, a former newspa
perman, said he would urge early
hearings on resolutions and ac
tion by the Foreign Relations
Committee "to express the strong
feelings” in Congress and the
country over the Oatis case.
Senator Monroney is the au
thor of a resolution calling for
a complete diplomatic break with
Czechoslovakia unless the corre
spondent is freed.
That resolution as well as an
other introduced by Senator .
O’Conor, Democrat, of Maryland,
are pending before the Senate
Would Bar Red Correspondents.
The O’Conor resolution asks the :
State Department to bar corre
spondents of Communist coun
tries from gathering or sending
(See OATIS, Page A-7.)
Truman Takes Cruise 1
On Yacht in Potomac
By the Associat'd Press
President Truman boarded thp '
yacht Williamsburg again yester- !
day afternoon for a cruise on the l
Potomac. He was accompanied ]
by members of the executive staff. :
fhey are due back in Washington ]
tomorrow morning. 1
The President spent last night i
aboard the yacht with a party of i
friends. 1
$8 Million Cut
Voted in Payroll
At Agriculture
Senate Committee
Action May Bring
Some Layoffs Here
By J. A. O'Leary
The Agriculture Department is
likely to lose some employes in
Washington and in regional of
fices if its budget becomes law as
i reported from the Senate Appro
priations Committee yesterday.
In approving a $751 million sup
ply bill for all farm programs for
the year ending next June, the
Committee voted a reduction of
approximately $8.2 million in the
Department’s budget estimates
for personnel.
At the same time, however, the
Senators again rejected the Jen
sen amendment, which the House
has written into most of the de
partmental bills, to prevent an
agency from filling more than
one-fourth of the jobs becoming
vacant during the year.
A major battle is developing be
tween the House and Senate over
the Jensen amendment which
may delay final action until fall
on these appropriation bills, which
should have been laws on July 1.
The departments are running this
month on a stop-gap resolution,
which probably will have to be
extended through August.
Senate Stands Firm.
me io per cent rerguson cuts
the Senate has been applying on
a selective basis to certain func
tions are generally regarded as
less crippling than the ban on
filling more than one-fourth of all
vacancies. .
The House recently refused to
accept a compromise version of
the Labor Department - Federal
Security Administration bill, after
the conferees had dropped the
Jensen amendment. This threw
the Labor-Federal Security bill
back into conference, and no new
agreement has yet been reached.
There are no signs the Senate
will back down, either, in its op
position to the Jensen proposal.
Senator Russell, Democrat, cf
Georgia, in charge of the agricul
tural bill, said yesterday, "It will
be quite some time before the
Senate gives in or. the Jensen
Agriculture officials had not
figured out last night how many
employes the department might
lose if the $8.2 million cut in its
payroll money stands.
May Affect 2.00C Jobs.
One informed source made a
guess that it may eliminate be
tween 1,500 and 2,000 jobs—some
here and some at reg onal points.
Part of the cut could be absorbed
by giving up new positions asked
for in the budget estimates, but
one official said there were not
many jobs requested by Agricul
ture this year. He said also the
department has been slow in pil
ing vacancies recently because of
the uncertainty over appropri
ations. He said he was certain,
however, that existing vacancies
would not absorb all of the $8.2
million without dropping some
The $8.2 million figure is a 10
per cent cut on certain specified
groups of workers, but is far from
an across-the-board cut. The
total Agriculture, payroll is $219
million. The 10 per cent cut was
applied to functions representing
only $82 million of the total. The
committee exempted field operat
ing and research employes, and;
the crop and livestock reporting!
Despite the payroll cut, the Sen
ate version of the bill as a whole
is higher than the House measure. |
The personnel saving was more
than offset by other increases.
The cash total of $751 million
for all purposes is $34.4 million
more than the House allowed. The
bill also contains lending au
thority up to $262 million, which
is $11 million more than the
House avowed. Senator Russell
said, however, that 99 per cent
of these funds come back to the
The Committee did not make
any special cut in the informa
tion and educational services,
similar to the 25 per cent cut
Senator Byrd, Democrat, of Vir- ;
ginia, inaugurated in the Inde
pendent Offices bill. Senator Rus
sell said that if such a cut is
proposed on the Senate floor this
w,eek, he will offer a substitute to
confine the cut to the depart
ment’s press, radio, and television
information services.
vf^\ MODERN ART* ;
tWL z ~rm
The Frame Is Going to Cost Plenty, Too!
100,000 Expected to Witness
Model Plane Show Today
Fine Day Promised
For Annual Event
At Andrews Base
By Harry Lever
Favorable weather appears In
prospect for today’s big airplane
show, which is expected to draw
about 100,000 spectators to nearby
Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
Admission is free to the all-day
non-profit meet, with its accom
panying military aircraft displays
and other attractions. The con-!
tests open at 8 a.m. Scoring begins
at 4 p.m.
There will be acres of parking
space available without charge,
and Air Police will direct each
car, on arrival at the field, to a
parking space w ithout delay.
There will be facilities available
for more than 30,00 cars, with
motorists able to come and leave
when they please.
When the show is over, motor
ists will be directed to the high
ways back to Washington to per
mit a quick return to the city
► ^mmmm—mm__mmmmmmmmm__-mmmmmm—_____mm
Here is how you can get to
the free all-day model plane
show today.
By Bus.
W., M.&A. buses will leave
from 403 Eleventh street N.W.,
every hour, 15 minutes after
the hour, starting at 9:15 a.m.
They will return to the
Eleventh street depot every
hour, 25 minutes after the
hour, starting in the after
All buses will arrive right
at the show area at Andrews j
Air Force Base, Md., and also
depart from there.
By Car.
Over the South Capitol
street bridge and out Suitland
Parkway directly to Andrews.
Plenty of free parking space
and vicinity. Military and munici
pal authorities have studied the
whole matter of traffic control
(Continued on Page A-4, Col. 1.)
River Reaches Crest
At St. Louis Equal to
1947 and Levels Off
City Proper, on High Land
Out of Danger, but Mud
Infiltrates Iriftustry Area
By the Associated Press
ST. LOUIS. July 21.—The tur
bulent Mississippi levelled off to
night at an apparent crest equal
ling its highest level at St. Louis
in 107 years.
At 6:30 p.m. (EST) the big river
was at 40.3 feet, the same as the
Oklahoma Is Added to "Disaster Areas"
in Flooded Midwest. Page A-3
top mark of the 1947 flood. It had
been at a virtual standstill for six
This was .2 of a foot under the
stage anticipated earlier, but the
Government weather bureau said
it expected the river to go no
All-Time Record Set in 1884.
If the Mississippi does go any
nearer the all-time record of 41.39
set in 1844, no one will know
about it until tomorrow.
The building in which the offi
cial gauges are located are locked
and the weather bureau said no
more readings would be taken to
night. An automatic device records
changes in the river level.
The Mississippi was swollen by
the rampaging Missouri which
rolled across the state from Kan
sas City in one of the costliest
floods in history.
It lost some of it sting, however,
when it dumped into the Miss
issippi about 20 miles north of this
metropolitan area of 1,673,000.
Perched on high ground in the
arc of the river, St. Louis proper is
(Continued on Page A-7, Col. 4.)
Both Sides Predicting
'Adequate' Controls
Law Before July 31
Conferees to Begin Work
Wednesday; Johnston
Hopes for Improvements
By Robert K. Walsh
Both sides in the conflict over
economic controls, facing a su
preme test in Senate-House con-;
ference sessions starting Wednes-j
day, predicted yesterday that;
“adequate” legislation would reach
the President before the Defense
Production Act expires July 31.
But they differed widely, and
basically in some respects, on what
Ithey considered “adequate.”
An attitude of “it could have
been worse” was evident in ad
Composite Roll Coll on Amendments to
controls Din. rage A-y
Moody Says Coalition Target Is Truman (
Instead of Inflation. Page A-31
ministration ranks, despite dis
appointment over the shreds-and- ,
patches bill passed by the House ]
at 1:20 a.m. yesterday.
“Congress still has the oppor- :
tunity to give the country ade- i
quate weapons to wage war against1
the internal enemy—inflation,” 1
Economic Stabilization Director
Eric Johnston declared last night.'
“Far From Adequate.”
“The House bill has some de
sirable and needed features but
it is still far from a good and
adequate measure. The Senate
bill, passed three weeks ago, con
tains not a single one of the many
additional powers needed to bul-i
wark our rearmament effort with!
a strong and sound stabilization!
(Continued on Page A-4, Col. 4.)
Friday 13th Ushered in Tide of Human Misery in Record Flood ;
By Reiman Morin
Associated Press Staff Writer
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 21.—
A flood of human misery is rising
in the Kansas Valley today behind
the ebbing waters of the worst
water disaster in the recorded his
tory of the Great Plains.
The people are trying to go
home now.
They are drawn, irresistibly, to
the edges of the water, and they
Flood—4 Biography of the Catastrophe in
Kansas. Page C-1
stand there for a long time, trying
to see if a house is still there.
It’s hot at the foot of the Sev
enth Street Bridge, where it dips
into Armourdale. The air is heavy
with the evil vapors rising from
the mud and the decomposing
bodies of animals somewhere be
The people don’t seem to notice.
They just stand there, looking.
Suddenly, a man grits out, “I
can’t stand any more of this. By
God, I’m going there to see.” His
wife tries to stop him, but he tears
away from her and goes into the
water, molasses-thick with muck
and oil slicks. He grabs a plank,
and, pushing it ahead of him,
slowly breasts the current and dis
appears around the corner of
what was once a street.
A police rowboat comes back to
the end of the bridge. These peo
ple are all neighbors and the
policemen know them.
"Cece, it ripped your place right
off the foundations and swung it
around and the front porch is
jammed against the tree in your
back yard. George and Ag’s store
is completely gone. . . . Al, your
mother’s house has got a new roof.
It looks like it might have been
Lorena’s before.”
He turns to a woman. “Lou,
you wait right here. Your hus
band wants to talk to you.”
Slowly, she asks, “Is it that
“It’s that bad.”
“Can I see it? Can’t I just see
how it looks?”
“You better wait right here and
talk to him first.”
Armourdale is a section in the
flatlands between the bluffs rim
ming the Kansas River where it
passes the two Kansas Citys.
There are three other sections like
it below the two cities, and scores
of others up and down the valley.
They were hit on the morning
of Friday, the 13th of July.
Black Friday began in a night
h ‘
mare of sirens and sound trucks 1
and radio warnings to the people 1
in all the lowlands. It was a hot 1
night, black and ominous outside.
People didn’t know quite what to 1
do, in spite of the incessant £
warnings. £
They were so sure of the levees
along the river, big concrete flood f
walls and earthen dikes built to i
take more than the river had ever (
been known to give. The worst c
had been in 1903, and there are I
old-timers in Armourdale who f
rode that one out. They said a;
little water backed up through the c
sewers and reached the lowest j
parts but a man could ride it out E
even so. f
Besides, people don’t like to leave 1
their homes, and often they won’t ,
leave, not even for war, let alone 1
- a
(Continued on Page A-3, Col. 2.) c
Ober Loyally Oaths
Overlooked 7 Months
In Prince Georges
No New County Employes
Required to Sign Pledge
Since Republican Upset
Prince Georges County officials
have not been requiring new
county employes to sign the loy
alty oath as provided for in Mary
land's Ober Anti-Subversion Law,
lit was learned yesterday.
Adrian Fisher, attorney for the
; County Commissioners, said the
oath, a key provision of the 1949
law, apparently has been “over
looked” since the Republicans
were swept into all county offices
in last November’s election.
Mr. Fisher said “no county em
ployes have been required to sign
the oath since the County Com
missioners took office” in Decem
Pledge Signed Last Tear.
Old county employes signed the
Ober law pledge last year and
elected officials in Prince Georges
had to sign it when they filed their
Friday, Thomas E. Latimer,
president of the Commissioners,
said it was his understanding that|
the oaths were not required of
county employes. Doubt about the
oath for county employes also was
expressed by Commissioners Ev
erett Marton and Edward J. “Ned"
Maryland Attorney General Hall
Hammond stated yesterday, how
ever, that the oath is required of
all State employes and all em
ployes of any county or political
“Every public employe from
janitors and laborers to elected
officials and teachers must sign
the oath,” Mr. Hammond said.
“In fact, employes are not sup
posed to get paid until they
Compliance Promised.
Mr. Hammond said his office
will not take action against the
county “if the officials comply
immediately with the law.” He
added that he thought it probably
was an honest oversight.
Both Mr. Fisher and Mr.
Latimer said they would investi
gate the situation.
When told of the Attorney Gen
eral's statement, Mr. Fisher said,
"the matter had never been called
to our attention.”
“If that is the Attorney Gen
eral's ruling, we will comply im
mediately,” Mr. Fisher added.
The Ober law, making member
ship in a subversive organization
a felony, was passed by the 1949
General Assembly. It has been
upheld by the Maryland Court of
Appeals and the oath provision
has been upheld by the Supreme
Court of the United States.
Montgomery County has been
administering the loyalty oath to
its new employes without inter
ruption, according to County At
torney David MacDonald.
Britain to Join Talks
On German Defense Role
By the Associated Press
LONDON, July 21.—Britain to
day accepted an invitation to join
the United States and France in
talks on what part Western Ger
many should play in Western de
fense. •
The conference was called for
Washington. France has not yet,
iccepted but announced yesterday £
she will. £
Two proposals have been put t
'orward on how to bring Germany j
nto the Western defense setup, j
Jne—the Bonn plan—was worked c
>ut by German experts and c
French, British and American of- 4
Icials. t
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Senators Restore
$12 Million U.S.
Payment to D. C.
Subcommittee OKs
$138.4 Million for
1952 City Budget
By Harold B. Rogers
A Senate subcommittee yester
day restored to the 1952 District
budget the full $12 million Fed
eral payment toward city gov
ernment costs and sent the rec
ord-breaking supply bill to the
Appropriations Committee.
The subcommittee, headed oy
Senator Hill, Democrat, of Ala
bama ordered the restoration after
the House by floor vote had
trimmed the figure to $10.8 million.
The District budget bill was
increased by the subcommittee
8633,040 over the House-passed
figure, and now totals $138,409,415.
The measure is $2,177,235 below
the Commissioner’s budget re
quests; but $17,941,263 over the
city’s expenditures during the
last fiscal year.
Flouridation Fund Added.
Added to the measure by the
Senate unit was $130,000 for flour
idation of the city water supply
jto protect children’s teeth. The
| House bill carried nothing for this
'program, now urged by the Dis
trict Commissioners.
I With several other changes from
the House-passed figures, the
measure is expected to be con
sidered soon by the full Senate Ap
propriations Committee. Two
other Federal supply bills, however
Security—are ahead of the city
measure on the Senate program.
It is probable that the District
supply bill will be acted on by the
Senate late this week, or more
likely next week.
After Senate passage the meas
ure goes to a House-Senate con
ference committee to resolve dif
ferences in the separate versions.
More for Medical Charities.
Added by the Senate subcom
mittee was $100,000 more for med
ical charities to reimburse private
hospitals here for care of indigent
patients. The House had approved
only $500,000 for this -purpose.
$135,000 below the Commissioner's
request. The new total in yre
bill for such charities is $6M,000.
Hospitals had made a plea fpr the
full amount.
To the fund for Gallinger Hos
pital the Senate group added
$100,000 for personnel, principally
in the new pediatrics building.
Other changes made by the Hill
subcommittee included:
For five teachers added in the
public schools on driver-training,
$17,650. Funds had been request
ed for 10 such instructors.
Fund for Public Schools.
Four additional laborers and
custodians in the public schools,
principally ' the new Spingarn
High School, $29,040.
To carry into effect the five
day week for police on a full-year
basis, the subcommittee granted
$250,000. The House had decided
that this amount could be ab
sorbed without any retrenchment
of police activities in view of the
department’s difficulty in recruit
ing personnel.
The Fire Department was given
$14,000 for a new pumper.
The House cut of $13,900 in
matching funds for vocational
education under the eorge-Bar
den program in the public schools
was restored.
For public welfare personnel,
principally at the Home for the
Aged and Infirm, $20,000 was
added, but no increase was made
in public assistance grants.
New Positions Approved.
For increased cost of electricity
$8,000 was added for the Depart
ment of Vehicles and Traffic, and <
$12,900 for the Office of National
Capital Parks.
Among new positions approved
were a motions clerk for Munic
ipal Court, $3,450; an additional
secretary for the new District
Commissioner, F. Joseph Dono
hue, $2,875; personnel for the
Health Department, including
milk inspector, and employes for
the Maternal and Child Health
Program and medical assistance.
$44,000; and more personnel at
Glen Dale Tuberculosis Sanato
rium, $12,500.
Cut from the House bill was
$44,000 for equipment in the
planned new school at Barnaby
and Ninth streets S.E., because
the building is not yet under
construction, and $82,000 for the
conversion of the school’s ath
letic program to a centralized
The Senate group agreed with
the House by leaving out of the
bill $275,000 requested to permit
the District Recreation Board to
take over control of the public
golf links from S. G. Leoffler.
The District Commissioners, it
was pointed out, are anticipating
ibout $2 million in supplemental
;stimates needed to carry the city
;hrough the fiscal year. Already
lending before the House Appro
bations subcommittee are re
juests for $870,000 to operate the
livil defense program here, and
1170,650 to continue city rent con
rol through this fiscal year end
ng June 30.
Results of the subcommittee ac
ion were disclosed after the final
narkup on the bill yesterday by
Chairman Hill. The official report
in the measure with full details
s being prepared, and is expected
o be filed with the Senate to

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