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THE EVENING STAR. Washington, D. C. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER in. IOAI Rayburn Forecasts Quick House OK on Postal Pay Boost Sam Rayburn, speaker of the House of Representatives, told the National Association of Post masters in convention at the, Statler Hotel today that in his, opinion the House would approve this week a reasonable increase in salaries. He also told them that he thought that there would be an increase in postal rates, both of which statements brought pro longed applause. Mr. Rayburn, like officials from the Post Office Department who were on the program todSy, took time in his speech to condemn those he said were trying to de stroy the confidence of the Ameri can people in their Government. Should Be “Whip-Lashed.” Speaker Rayburn declared that he was deeply concerned and dis tressed at the way in which some men in public life are accusing other people. "They should be whip-lashed from public life," said the Speaker. “They should be stopped from tearing down better men and women than they are." Osborne Pearson, Assistant Post master General, said there is a segment of people who are trying to drag the postal department into disrepute. Without naming any one he implied that the charges' were coming from Congress, and that the people should remove! those who, he said, are telling] falsehoods concerning the postal service. He praised the work of Postmaster General Donaldson and said that if the attackers win their fight, Mr Donaldson would be the last career Postmaster Gen eral they would ever have. Hoover Is Denounced. Another assistant postmaster general. Walter Myers, attacked former President Hoover for al leging. he said, that the Post Office Department was corrupt. Mr, Myers said that of all the Presi dents this Nation has had, Mr. Hoover was the weakest. Mr. Myers said that because President Truman put the one-a day mail delivery into effect, he was criticized, abused and villifled by those who did not have a better suggestion. Edward Foley, assistant secre tary of the Treasury, spoke on the defense bond program, many de tails of which are handled in the post offices. He spoke in the place of Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder, who was unable to re turn from Ottawa in time to ful fill his engagement. Georgia Demands Sales Tax Payment On Super Bombers By the Associated Press ATLANTA, Sept. 19.—Ain Force lawyers are studying Georgia’s demand that the State’s 3 per cent sales tax be paid on super bombers built or reconditioned at the nearby Marietta plant. Revenue Commissioner Charlie Redwine has notified the Lock heed Aircraft Corp., which oper ates the huge project, that it must pay the levy on equipment purchased for construction and rehabilitation of the bombers. The matter has been referred to Air Force attorneys, said D. J. Haughton, assistant general man ager at the plant. He said yester day he hoped the two State and Federal Governments could work out some agreement on the de mands. "If we buy a lot of materials for the United States Govern ment and have to pay a State tax on it, it will run up the cost to the Federal Government,” he added. Mr. Redwine said Lockheed is a private contractor and there fore subject to the sales tax. oee Elna... In Your Own Home At No Obligation G&U OVERLOOK 5400 to see the miracle machine that sews, darns, embroiders, mends, monograms . . . does every sew ing job faster and easier! Its miracle open arm permits almost invisible darning, sewing all hard-to-reach places as easily as flat surfaces. A magnificent Swiss precision machine, built to last a lifteimc! and its case gives you a com fortable full-size work area EASY BUDGET TERMS SHIRLINGTON CO-OP Open Thurs. and Fri. 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