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Officials of AFL
Warn of Drive
For Pay Raises
Ineffective Controls
Forcing New Action,
Union Chiefs Say
By James Y. Newton
Star Staff Correspondent
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 20.—
American Federation of Labor of
ficials served warning today that
in the absence of any real stabili
zation of prices their member un
ions will launch new drives for
higher wages.
The officials pointed out that
living costs are still rising and in
recent days the Office of Price
Stabilization has raised ceilings on
automobiles and some beef cuts.
They expected these to be followed
by increases in other items.
"Since there obviously is no ef
fective control over prices,” one
official at the AFL’s convention
said, "We are instructing our un
l ions to hit for higher wages. It is
> the only way we know of protect
i ing the living standards of our
l members in these times. Frankly,
L we would be happy l- forego fur
f ther wages increase if we could
be sure that the price of food and
other things would be held down.
But the opposite is true.”
I Don't Blame Administration.
The official said that he and the
other labor leaders do not blame
the Federal administrators of
price control law for the present
situation.
"Responsibility for the contin
uing upward trend of costs,” he
said, "should be placed squarely
on the shoulders of Congress.
Congress gave us the present in
effective law. They knew when
they passed it that it was infla
tionary.”
The remarks were made on the
eve of an address by Eric John
ston. Economic stabilization ajj
ministrator. He will speak late
1 today. Tomorrow Price Director
l Michael V. DiSalle will address
the convention.
Solidly Behind Amendments.
The AFL is solidly backing the
administration's request for
amendment of the stabilization
law which took effect August 1.
This calls for modification or
repeal of three sections of the
new controls law which are re
garded by the AFL as inflationary.
One forces the OPS to allow for
all cost increases incurred by
manufacturers since the Korean
fighting started in setting ceil-1
lngs on manufactured goods; a
second allows distributors their j
pre-Korean percentage markups
on goods, and the third prohibits1
OPS from setting quotas for
slaughterers of livestock.
Secretary of Interior Chapman
told the convention today that
what the people of the troubled
world want most is “to be free—
free from the oppression of the
money-proud overlord on the one
hand and of the hate-inspired
totalitarian on the other.”
Defends Democratic Regime.
Mr. Chapman defended 18 years
of Democratic administration,
and outlined its accomplishments
and its plans for the future.
"This Fair Deal policy is under
constant attack," he said.
“We are living in a very trying
time. The present international
crisis compels us to spend huge
sums for national defense. The
spending of that money sets up
inflationary pressures which, if
unchecked could wreck the whole
program.
“The pressure groups are busy
every hour of every day, trying
to get the special concessions
which, when added together,
would compel the wage earner
and the farmer and the ordinary
consumer to pay for this defense
program and would let the special
interests get bigger and fatter at
our expense. Meet them head on.
Show them where American labor
stands, and make that stand effec
tive."
Praises Bargaining.
Mr. Chapman said the Interior
Department has pioneered in de
veloping a collective bargaining
program for Government em
ployes. He said that “excellent”
collective bargaining agreements
had been worked out with unions
representing workers at some of
the big public power develop
ments of the West.
“They prove that organized
labor and units of the Govern
ment can bargain successfully,”
he said.
President Truman, in a message
to the convention, said in these
times labor and other groups must
work harder than ever before “to
safeguard our country and its
institutions, for they are threat
(Bee AFL, Page A-3.)
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U. S. Planes Damage 3 MIGs,
J Credited to Arlington Pilot
Allied Infantry Under
Heavy Fire in New *
'Battle of the Hills'
iy th« Associated Press
UNITED STATES 8th ARMY
HEADQUARTERS, Korea, Sept.
20 —American warplanes today
damaged three Russian - made
MIG-15 lets in a series of dog
fights over Northwest Korea. Al
together, 49 Allied and 78 Red
planes were engaged.
The United States 5th Air
Force said there were no Allied
losses
Red losses for two days of dog
fights totaled one MIG destroyed
and eight damaged.
United Nations troops faced
withering Red mortar fire as they
1 pushed off again in the bloody
“battle of the hills” on the east
centra' front.
Clearing weather gave them
badly needed air support.
Communist troops on command
jing high ground rained artillery
land mortar fire at the attacking
! Allied infantrymen.
Elsewhere on the east-central
front 8th Army soldiers continued
local attacks against Reds dug-in
on hieh ground
U. N. advances also were re
(See KOREA. Page A-4.) I
Wife and Daughters
Of Flyer Living in
Suburbs Here
Lt. John W. Honaker, who was
credited with damaging a Rus
sian-made MIG jet in a dogfight
over Korea today, lived in Wash
ington most of his life and his
family home is now in Arlington.
His wife, Mrs. Barbara Purr
Honaker, lives at 809 North Ken
more street with their two daugh
ters Linda. 3, and Carolyn, 8, a
second-grade student at Maury
School.
Mrs. Honaker said her husband
always wanted to fly and had a
small private plane at Hybla
Valley Airport near Alexandria.
/In World War n he served in
the Merchant Marine and was a
cadet in the Army Air Forces.
After his discharge from the
Army he was employed at an Ar
lington garage before re-enlisting
in the Air Force in 1949. He went
overseas last June.
Lt. Honaker, 29, was born in
Owensville, Ky., but lived many
years in Washington with an
aunt. Mrs. Dudley Ratliff of 918
Eighteenth street N.W. He at
tended McKinley High School and
graduated from Woodward School
for Boys here.
Allies Are Encouraged
By Red Bid to Reopen
Cease-Fire Parleys
But Ridgway's Office
Points Out Old Snags
Are Still Remaining
By the Associated Press
TOKYO, Sept. 20.—The Com
munist high command reversed
itself today and suggested that
Korean cease-fire talks be resumed
immediately in Kaesong,
The Reds broke off the talks 28
days ago. They charged then that
an Allied plane bombed and
strafed the neutra' Kaesong area
August 22 in an attempt to mur
der Communist truce delegates.
The Allied command called the
charge fraudulent and faked.
Heretofore the Reds have de
manded that the Allies admit re
sponsibility for a string of alleged
neutral zone violations before the
truce talks could be resumed.
They proposed today only that
a “suitable organization” be set up
to guarantee the neutrality of
Kaesong.
Reminded of Old DUBenltles.
Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway made
no immediate comment.
But a release from the supreme
commander’s headquarters said
“there is reason for hope that the
latest Communist reversal in pol
icy and agreement to renew the
peace talks may bring some sort of
a cease-fire in Korea.”
It cautioned, however, that "it is
a hope that must be tempered by
the realization that a renewal of
the talks does not mean necessari
ly that previous difficulties will
suddenly iron themselves out.”
Chinese Gen. Peng Teh-huai
and North Korean Premier Kim H
Sung proposed:
1. That liaison officers of both
sides meet to fix the time for re
opening the meetings.
2. That at the first session after
the conferences resume, delegates
discuss a plan “to establish a suit
able organization” for guarantee
ing the neutrality of Kaesong and
settling differences over previously
charged violations.
“Responsible Attitude” Mentioned.
The United Nations command
has admitted the validity of only
two alleged violations.
Gen. Ridgway’s headquarters
said an Allied plane strafed Kae
song by mistake September 10 and
four unarmed South Korean sol
diers mistakenly approached the
neutral zone Tuesday afternoon.
The Red leaders said they were
(See TRUCE, Page A-4.)
Helicopters Land
Marine Company
On Korea Peak
By th« Associated Press
EASTERN FRONT. Korea, Sept.
20.—Giant helicopters lifted a
company of battle-ready Ma
rines into a rugged mounain on
the eastern front today.
It was the first time helicopters
have moved troops into combat.
The job was done without loss
of a single man or plane.
It would have taken two days
to climb the mountain and occupy
it. But in four hours the giant
Sikorski H-ls landed a reinforced
Marine company and supplied it
with food and ammunition.
(A Marine company at war
time strength consists of 250
men.)
A helicopter even strung tele
phone lines linking the almost in
accessible hill with Marine head
quarters in the rear.
The first six helicopters hovered
about 8 feet above the mountain
while Marines climbed down
knotted ropes. The first troops
down cleared 25-foot square land
ing areas. The remaining 15 heli
copters landed to debark their
men and gear.
The Marines were landed within
sight of Communist-held hills but
were not fired on.
The ’copters took an average ol
20 seconds to land, unload and
take off again. Each helicopter
made several trips.
The big machines used today
can carry as many as 10 men
each.
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General Quotes Jessup
On U. S. Intention to
Recognize Red China
Fortier Informs Senators
He Was Told Move Was
Near in Tokyo Talk in '50
By tha Associated Brass
A retired Far Eastern Army In
telligence officer testified today
that early last year Ambassador
at-Large Philip C. Jessup told him
United States recognition of Com
munist China was imminent.
Brig. Gen. Louis J. Fortier said
the conversation took place in
Tokyo in January. 1950, and
quoted Mr. Jessup as saying that
recognition would not mean ap
proval of the nature or character
of the Red Regime.
Gen. Fortier testified at a hear
ing of the Senate Internal Secur
ity Subcommittee which is probing
for any subversive influences on
United States policies in the
Pacific.
He said that Mr. Jessup arrived
in Tokyo “about the time we had
got word that Great Britain had
recognized Communist China,”
and Gen. Fortier related he asked
Mr. Jessup when this country was
going to recognize the Red regime
of Mao Tse-tung.
Can’t Recall Wording.
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or three weeks.’ ” Gen. Fortier
testified, adding that he was not
attempting to use Mr. Jessup’s
exact words:
“Was it a categorical state
ment? asked Robert Morris, the
subcommittee's counsel.
Gen. Fortier said he had diffi
culty in recalling Mr. Jessup’s
precise words but he added that
he remembered that “I picked up
the statement and argued that it
would be a grave error."
Mr. Jessup was renominated
about a week ago by President
Truman to be a United States
delegate to the United Nations.
Some Republican Senators have
indicated they may try to block
the appointment.
McCarthy Asks to Speak.
Senator McCarthy, Republican,
of Wisconsin, who has accused Mr.
Jessup of having “an affinity for
Communist causes,” already has
asked to be heard on the nomi
nation. Mr. Jessup has denied
Senator McCarthy’s charge.
A Senate Foreign Relations sub
committee plans to start hearings
on Mr. Jessup’s nomination, pos
sibly today.
Gen. Fortier testified that from
February, 1949, until September,
1950, he was the director of the
Theater Intelligence Division of
the Far East Command.
Subcommittee Chairman Mc
Carran told a reporteh meantime,
that there is an organized effort
to “smear and discredit” the sub
committee and that he is having
it investigated.
The subcommittee is investigat
ing the Institute of Pacific Rela
tions. a private research organiza
tion, as part of a search for any
subversive influences that may
have swayed United States policy
decisions affecting the Far East.
(See SECURITY, Page A-2.)
$5.5 Billion Tax
Bill Inadequate,
Truman Says
Letter Urges Senators
To Boost Individual,
Corporation Levies
By Cecil Holland
President Truman said today
additional revenues from a gen
eral tax-boosting bill being con
sidered by the Senate are “not
sufficient.”
In a letter to Vice President
Barkley, he urged that taxes be
G. 0. P. Loeki Issues So Resorts Smear,
Truman Declares. Page A-2
President Stands by His Nomination of
Two Illinois Judges. Page A-4
increased “by an amount that ap
proaches as nearly as possible” the
$10 billion he recommended early
this year.
The President’s letter warned
that without new revenue legisla
tion the Federal deficit for the
current fiscal year will be about
$10 billion and added:
“The prospect of a sizable deficit
under present conditions is cause
for grave concern. As I have in
dicated on several occasions, ade
quate taxes are necessary to pre
serve confidence in the integrity of
the Government’s finances, to dis
tribute the heavy defense cost
fairly among our people, and to
restrain inflationary pressures."
Letter 8ent to Capitol.
Mr. Truman sent the letter to
the Capitol as the Senate met at
10 am., two hours earlier than
President Surprised
That O'Dwyer Lacks
Photograph of Him
What became of that photo
graph President Truman gave
to William J. O’Dwyer, Am
bassador to Mexico?
In her column in The Star
yesterday, Betty Beale, society
columnist, reported that she
visited the,P’Dwyers in Mex
ico City recently and was told
that the Ambassador wanted
a picture of the President to
adorn an embassy hall.
Asked about it at his news
conference today, the Presi
dent expressed some surprise,
explaining that he had given
Mr. O’Dwyer a photograph
just as he had all other Am
bassadors.
usual, to speed consideration of a
tax bill estimated to produce new
revenue totaling $5,506,000,000 in
a full year of operation.
Consideration of the bill began
yesterday with Chairman George
of the Senate Finance Committee
warning that Congress has now
“reached the point of diminishing
returns” as far as increases in in
dividual and corporation taxes are
concerned.
Despite this view. Mr. Truman
urged steps to increase individual
income and corporate profit taxes,
as well as other actions to increase
Federal revenues.
He urged specifically:
1. Increased taxes on in
dividuals and corporations. He
said personal incomes and cor
porate profits are at record levels
and that the interest of those who
receive this income “will be best
(See TAXES, Page A-6.)
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Late News
Bulletins
Capehart Proviso Revised
The Senate Banking Commit
tee today voted, 9 to 4, to re
write what President Truman
has called the “terrible Cape
hart amendment" to the con
trols law. Senator Capehart
denounced the revision and
stalked angrily out of a news
conference after the committee
action.
(Earlier Story on Page A-25.)
Christoffel Bail Revoked
The United States Court of
Appeals this afternoon revoked
the $10,000 bail posted by the
Civil Rights Congress for Har
old R. ChristoWei pending his
appeals from a perjury con
viction. The court ruled, how
ever, that Christoffel could
post new bail from some oth
er source and arrangements for
this were under way.____
Charles Escapes Fate Far Worse Than School
•y th* Associated Pfill
ST. .LOUIS, Sept. 20.—Some
thing worse than taking a bath
yes, even worse than returning to
school—almost happened to 7
year-old Charles Gibson.
His free ice cream was supposed
to be cut off tomorrow. But he
won a 30-day reprieve last night,
and the cold, delectable mounds
of vanilla, strawberry and choco
late will be his for the asking
until October 20.
Charles is the boy who found a
bag containing $250 on a bank’s
parking lot a month ago. He
turned it over to his father. Avon
C. Gibson, who returned it to the
owner—which happened to be a
St. Louis ice cream company.
As a reward the firm gave
Charles a $25 Defense Bond and
a month’s free supply of ice cream
for himself, his friends and
family.
The second grader quickly tied
A
into the stuff. He dropped oy tne
plant just about every day. He
tried it first one way and then
another—dipped up by the spoon
plain, in sundaes and in malts.
W. H. Volkmar, manager of the
firm, estimates the boy has
averaged about a quart a day.
It shows, too. He has gained 4*4
pounds in the month—from 57 to
61*4 pounds. Mr. Volkmar said
he put through the 30-day ex
tension because Charges “has be
come one of the biggest boosters
of our ice cream.’’
Getting tired of ice cream?
“naw,” Charles exclaimed. “I
LIKE it.’’
In recognition of the first mile
stone, the company is throwing
a big ice cream party for Charles
and his chums tonight. The firm
expects half a hundred small fry
and is prepared to dish out 35
or 40 gallons.
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Grandma is going, too. She is
Mrs. Mattie Gibson, 74,.
Charles’ father, a hardware
merchant, says published stories
of his sons’ monumental choco
late-coated success has brought
in letters from all parts of the
country. All praise ^he boy for
his honesty. None offer sugges
tions as to how much or how
little ice cream is good for a
7-year-old.
Two telephone calls have come
from austere England, which ap
parently finds it hard to believe
that a boy anywhere would be
permitted to wallow in dessert
consisting of cream, sugar, fruit
and other concoctions.
The calls were put in by a
woman reporter of the London
Evening Standard. She wanted
to know how it felt. Charles re
plied in one word—“great.”
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vanilla.
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Force Is Only Peace Guarantee
Possible Today, Truman Says
He 'Regrets' That Arms Must Supplant
Diplomacy as Deterrent to Aggression
By Joseph A. Fox
President Truman declared to
day that the ability to meet force
with force is the only guarantee
for peace in the world.
Speaking to a news conference,
the President expressed regret that
this is the case, but he emphasized
that force—as represented by the
defense program—has become
necessary.
The colloquy was touched off
when a reporter asked if this
country would continue to seek
agreements with Russia in view
of the President's statement in
his Library of Congress speech
Monday that Russian agreements
are not worth the paper they’re
written on.
Answering affirmatively, the
President then was asked why
further agreement would be sought.
He responded that when you are
in a oosition to enforce an agree
ment <t will be kept.
That, hp continued, is the rea
son for the defense program.
Mr Truman said, in passing,
that he felt that there is a
stronger possibility of peace now
than ever as long as we stick to
our knitting and go ahead with
the defense program. He gave
that response after saying that he
couldn’t answer a question as to
whether he thought Russia had
lost tiie initiative in the cold war.
The reporter who asked that
pointed to diplomatic reverses
suffered by Russia, including the
(See PEACE. Page A-4.)
Truman Is Convinced
Boyle Took No Fees
For Any Aid He Gave
President Says Members
Of Committee Should Help
Citizens Seeking Contacts
President Truman said today he
| is opposed to any official of the
Democratic National Committee
collecting fees for helping secure
an RPC loan. He said, however,
he is convinced that Chairman
William M. Boyle, jr., has not
done so.
The President told a news con
ference he thinks members of the
committee and voluntary workers
should do everything they can to
help get introductions to those
seeking Government contacts.
But none of them has any busi
nesst aking any fees for doing
that,’he said.
Mr. Truman said he has Mr.
Boyle’s word that the national
chairman did not accept fees for
anything he has done, and added
that he believes Mr. Boyle.
The President spoke out a few
hours before investigating Sena
tors were to hear officials of the
American Lithofold Corp. tell how
much the firm had paid Mr. Boyle
and why.
Political Ties Sought.
The Senate Investigations Sub
committee is trying to learn
whether Mr. Boyle used political
influence to get loans for Ameri
can Jjithofold, a St. Louis printing
concern, and was paid to do so.
The company received $565,000
in loans after hiring Mr. Boyle as
its lawyer Mr. Boyle has denied
having anything to do with the
loans
The President was asked today
if it is all right for the national
(See RPC, Page A-6.)
Slaughterhouse Raids
Reveal Violations of
Beef Price Orders
Crackdown Reported
In New York, Chicago
And Cleveland
By the Associated Press
The Government said today
that Deiore-dawn crackdowns by
special agents have turned up
violations of beef price orders in
some slaughter houses in New
York, Cleveland and Chicago.
Price Enforcement Director Ed
ward ,P. Morgan would not give
details of the alleged violations
pending court action. The inci
dents occurred Tuesday.
Other Steps Planned.
Mr. Morgan also announced:
1. Investigators have broadened
their meat price enforcement drive
to slaughter houses in nine West
ern cities. These include plants
in St. Paul. Salt Lake City. Reno,
Spokane, Seattle, Portland, San
Francisco, Los Angeles and Sacra
mento.
2. The first grand jury indict
ment in the country for alleged
violation of Office of Price Stabili
zation meat regulations has been
returned in Miami, Fla. This in
volves what Mr. Morgan said was
filing “a false and incorrect ap
plication frtr a slaughter-house
registration.”
Mr. Morgan said the indict
ment involves Reisman Wholesale
Butchers, Inc., of Hialeah, Fla.
Mr. Morgan said the Reisman
plant was operated for years by
Max Reisman and his father. It
was purchased last February 1
by Food Fair of Florida, Inc.,
which then employed Max Reis
man as manager and his father as
livpstjyrlr nnrrhaspr.
False Report Charged.
Mr. Morgan said the Govern
ment alleges that Max Reisman
in applying for a slaughter regis
tration falsified records of his 1950
kill, substantially increasing the
total.
Regarding the intensified meat
(See MEAT PRICES. Page A-2.)
Doctors Visit George VI
Again at Buckingham
By the Associated Press
LONDON, Sept. 20. — King
George VI, who is suffering from
a lung ailment, was visited by his
doctors again today.
The physicians stayed at Buck
ingham Palace just under an hour.
Last night they saw the King for
nearly two hours. No medical
bulletin was forthcoming on either
occasion.
Outside the palace a large crowd
saw the doctors enter and leave.
The King’s doctors issued a
bulletin Tuesday night which said
that "structural changes” had de
veloped in one of his lungs. There
has been no elaboration.
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U. S. Defending Right
To Contested Records
Seized From Nelson
Prosecutor's Office Files
Affidavits as Defense Acts
To Bar Data as Evidence
By Miriam Ottenberg
The Government today defended
its right to the contested records
taken from Charles E. Nelson’s!
Ritchie (Md.) farm and now being j
studied for “possible criminal
action.”
The United States attorney’s of
fice filed a pair of affidavits de
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Senate Unit Seek* New Counselor for
D. C. Crime Probe. Poge 1-1
Justice Department and FCC Differ on
Betting New* Ban. Page A-6
County Officer* Order Gaming Crackdown
at Hagerstown Foir. Page A-6
Maryland Probers to Hear Crime Report
From Calvert County. Page A-6
scribing how the records came into
the possession of the Senate Crime
Investigating Committee and
thence to the District grand jury
now investigating Nelson’s alleged
gambling activities. Nelson, who
breeds race horses at his farm, has
admitted backing a big-time num
bers operation.
Nelson's attorney. Leo Rover,
has filed a motion seeking to sup
press the records as evidence and
; to return them to Nelson. The
: motion is due to be argued in Dis
trict Court tomorrow.
Detailed Account Filed.
One of the affidavits, signed by
Detective Sergt. Thomas S. Smith
of the Maryland State Police, gave
the first detailed account of what
happened at Nelson’s farm when
Sergt. Smith, then on loan to the
crime committee, accompanied
Nelson to his home on August 9
Sergt. Smith was there to pick
up the “little red book” in which
Nelson had told the crime com
mittee he kept his records.
The affidavit said that when
Sergt. Smith went into Nelson’s
office, he saw Nelson take a p?per
from a desk and put it into his
pocket. The paper, Sergt. Smith
said, bore several names,
j Sergt. Smith said he then asked
Nelson for the “little red book.”
Nelson, he sai<i, told him “it was
not all together yet’’ but that Nel
son had something else in the of
fice which might “serve as an in
dication” of what his business was.
Nelson, he said, then took a
(See GAMBLING, Page A-6.)
C. & P. Seeks Fourth
Virginia Rate Increase
'6y th« Associated Press
RICHMOND, Sept. 20.—The
Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone
Co. of Virginia today asked the
State Corporation Commission for
its fourth rate Increase since
World War H.
A similar request is being
studied in Maryland by the State
Public Service Commission.
The Virginia company, citing
mounting operating costs, did not
spell out any specific requests.
Rather, it cited its current prob
lems and asked the commission to
establish rates and charges that
"are just and reasonable in sub
stitution for the unjust, unreason
able and insufficient rates and
charges now in effect.”
Commenting on the application,
J. Rhodes Mitchell, C&P vice
president and general manager,
said the company would ask the
commission to consider boosting
coin box telephone charges for
local calls from 5 to 10 cents.
Otherwise, he added, the filing
of new $ate schedules for commis
sion consideration must await the
commission’s determination of the
additional revenues the company
requires. The SCC has tentatively
set October 24 and 25 as hearing
dates.
House Unit Asks
Flat $400 Raise
In D.C. Pay Bill
Vote Expected Monday
On Boost for Police,
Firemen, Teachers
By Harold B. Rogers
The House District Committee
today approved a bill to give a
flat $400 annual pay raise to
District police, firemen and teach
ers.
Chairman McMillan said the
measure would be called up in
the House Monday.
An amendment offered in execu
tive session of the committee to
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provide a pay increase on a sliding
scale for retired policemen and
firemen was killed by a vote of 8-4.
Some committee members were
reported as favoring such benefits
for retired persons in all Govern
ment agencies, but it was pointed
out that such an amendment to
the local bill would not be con
sistent with pay-raise legislation
• for Federal employes.
May Be Amended.
There was a prospect, it was
learned, that the $400 pay raise
_ bill might be amended on the
nouse noor hj maze u retroactive
to July X. If this were done the
measure also might be amended
to give legislative authority to the
District Wage Board to make any
pay raise granted to per diem
workers also retroactive to July 1.
The District Committee bill is
Afferent from Senate-passed leg
islation now awaiting action in the
House which would grant a 10
per cent pay raise to police, fire
men and teachers. Hie Senate
bill also carries the same 10 per
cent raise for all classified em
ployes of the Federal and Dis
trict governments.
The District Committee, during
its lengthy session, also approved
and sent to the House floor for
action five other local bills.
Hearing Set Tomorrow.
The committee agreed to meet
again at 10 a.m. tomorrow morn
ing for a public hearing to act
on three Senate-passed bills af
fecting the public schools. These
would establish a department of
food services, amend the teachers'
leave act. and amend the teach
ers' salary act.
The committee killed a bill
which would have authorized the
District to increase the seating
capacity of the Armory for the
period from January 13 to Febru
ary 10 next year when Evangelist
Billy Graham is planning a series
of revival services there. This
bill was strongly opposed at a
committee hearing yesterday by
District Engineer Commissioner
Bernard L. Robinson.
Bills approved by the District
Committee included measures to:
Authorize the superintendent of
schools here to employ not more
than 15 retired members of the
armed services as teachers of mili
tary science and tactics in the
high schools here.
Amend the school teachers’ re
tirement act in several respects
to improve the system of retire
ment pay and to increase the de
ductions of teachers for such re
tirement from the present 5 per
cent to 6 per cent.
Police Pay For Holidays.
Grant Police and Fire Depart
nent members extra pay for work
ing on certain specified holidays.
Set up a new system to assure
attendance of witnesses from out
side the District in criminal cases.
Authorize the ABC Board to per
mit liquor stores to remain m areas
where they have been operating
even though the zoning of that
area has been changed from com
mercial to residential.
The District Committee referred
to a subcommittee the Senate
passed bill to designate a triangle
bounded by Connecticut avenue.
Q street and Twentieth street
N.W., in memory of the late Gov.
Floyd B. Olson of Minnesota.
Vote Indicated on Giles
At Baseball Meeting
(Earlier Story on Page C-l.)
Sy the Associated Press
CHICAGO. Sept. 20—Major
league club owners, voting on a
new baseball commissioner, today
requested Warren Giles, reportedly
the No. 1 candidate, to leave the
executive session.
This indicated to observers that
the club owners were voting on
Giles, who is president of the
Cincinnati Reds.
Gabe Paul, Cincinnati vice pres
ident, remained in the meeting
room to represent the club.
The club owners hope today to
select a man to succeed A. B.
Chandler in the (65,000 a year
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Inside Today's Star
EFFORTLESS CAMPAIGN ORATORY
—Harris T. Richards, Republican candi
date for the Fairfax County Board of
Supervisors, could talk a whole slate of
candidates out of breath. How he does
it, with no larynx to serve as a voice
box, is told on page 1-1.
Guide for Readers
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