Newspaper Page Text
Carrier Heme Delivery
night, low 65 Tomorrow, cloudy, con- Evening and Sunday tinued warm. (Full report on Page A-2.* . ri *yc« ai„„*U Temperatures Today. ^l./3 r«r IVIOnTn Midnight, 68 6 a.tft. —61 11 a.m. —72 Phon« STerling 5000 2 a m-66 8 a.m-62 Noon.75 Weshinften't Greet Home Newspaper . 4 a.m. —63 10 a.m. —69 1 p.m. —80 •Nieht Final 100 additional Lote New York Markets. Page A-19. _____ An Associated Pres* Newspaper 99th Year. No. 264. Phon» ST. 6000 ** S WASHINGTON, D. C„ FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1951-SIXTY-EIGHT PAGES. 5 CENTS Lithofold Presented Cameras To Connelly, White House Aide, Boyle and 2 Others, Blauner Says Party Leader Did Minor Legal Work, Witness Declares By Robert K. Wolsh Presidential Secretary Matthew J. Connelly was given a camera as a gift by a St. Louis printing company which got RFC loans, the company president informed a Senate subcommittee today. Robert J. Blauner, head of the American Lithofold Corp. of St. Louis, which received RFC loans totaling $565,000 in 1949, also said Democratic National Chair man William M. Boyle, jr., also got one. He added that cameras also were given to Turney Gratz, who was an assistant to Mr. Boyle at Democratic Headquarters, and Frank Prince, former RFC branch official who resigned under Are last May. The cameras were described as Polaroid Land cameras. The subcommittee w-ants to de termine whether Mr Boyle helped Lithofold get the RFC loans. Tes timony yesterday, as well as a previous statement by Mr. Boyle, shows that he took $1,250 in com pany payments early in 1949. Mr. Boyle has insisted that the money was for legal services and had nothing to do with Government loans. Will Call Cecil A. Green. The disclosure concerning Mr. Connelly came as the subcom mittee neared the end of a rigor ous questioning of Mr. Blauner and prepared to call Cecil A. Green, Washington representative of the St. Louis company. Mr. Blauner said most of the cameras were distributed by Mr. Green. Testimony of another witness last week revealed that Mr. Green’s daughter. Shirley, was employed at the White House from 1946 un til July, 1950. and was a secre tary in Mr. Connelly’s office. Mr. Connelly told The Star to day tnat the camera in question was given him by Mr. Green a year ago last Christmas at a time when his daughter was working In Mr. Connelly’s office. The camera was intended for Mr. Con nelly’s son and until a week ago he said he knew nothing about Mr. Blauner’s connection with the gift. The mention of Mr. Connelly’s name, as well as Mr. Boyle's, prompted Senator Nixon, Repub lican, of California to read into the record an advertisement by the manufacturer of the cameras. This was captioned: “If atom bombs fall, your camera must be ready.” In connection with Mr. Boyle’s association with Lithofold, Mr. Blauner, said he was hazy about the exact time and circumstances of the employment of Mr. Boyle by the company. He insisted, however, that Mr. Boyle and his former law partner, Max Siskind, who has been on the company payroll at $500 a month since April, 1949, were hired solely for legal work. Engaged on Retainers. The witness declared that Mr. Boyle had “absolutely nothing to do” with the company's applica tions to RFC, except to arrange a meeting on February 28, 1949, be tween Lithofold officers and Har ley Hise, then RFC chairman. Under repeated prodding by several Senators, Mr. Blauner ex plained that Mr. Boyle and Mr. Siskind handled only a “few minor legal matters” for the company. He explained that both men were engaged on “retainers” but “to the moment, nothing big has eome up.” The witness said he might have met Mr. Boyle about the time of the Presidential inauguration in January, 1949. He recalled, how ever, that he himself paid $1,200 for a tabjp at the Democratic Vic tory dinner at that time. He also said he bought a table for a simi lar amount at a testimonial din ner for Mr. Boyle in Kansas City some time later. Today’s hearing continued the spectacular pace set yesterday when the subcommittee learned that Lithofold made payments to several present and former Gov (Continued on Page A-3, Col, j.) Largest Star Magazine To Appear This Sunday The Star Pictorial Magazine—Wash ington's only local rotogravure section will be bigger than ever this coming Sunday. You will find 40 pages of pic*' tures and stories of interest to every member of the family, plus colorful ads from leading local and national firms. The cover pic ture shows in all their colorful beauty some gems from the w e r I d's finest collection. A story and pictures inside tell about the precious collection, located in Wash ington for oil to see. Other picture stories include a day in the life of a game warden, the work of a YMCA "circuit rider" and the fall hat fashions by Star Fashion Editor Eleni Sokes. Don't miss the Pictorial Magazine in The Sunday Star. Phone Sterling 5000 j f for home delivery. ' Navy Secretary Upholds Firing Of Midshipman for Cheating Kimball Disapproves Board Report Terming Punishment Too Severe By John A. Giles Secretary of the Navy Kimbal today disapproved the report ol a Navy board which found that a midshipman dismissed from the Naval Academy for cheating was given "unduly severe punishment.” The dismissal had been recom mended by Vice Admiral Harry W. Hill, Annapolis superintendent, and approved by Mr. Kimball’s predecessor, Francis P. Matthews. Even if Mr. Kimball had in dorsed the findings of the Naval Records Correction Board in the unusual case, there remained a question as to whether it would have done the young man much good. For Navy lawyers ruled that once a midshipman is dis missed, the action cannot be re scinded. There is no way—except through an act of Congress or a reappointment—for him to gain readmission to Annapolis. Therefore, the midshipman in this case, whose name the Navy refused to disclose, could not have regained admission, in order that the punishment which the board found too harsh might be low ered. The midshipman, son of a Navy captain, was accused ol cheating on a daily quiz and the case has some of the earmarks of the West Point cheating scan dal. The yoyith, according to in formation on which Admiral Hill acted in dismissing him from the academy, noticed a list of ques tions in a waste paper basket during a study period immediately preceding the time when he was to take the test. Apparently the questions had been thrown there by another midshipman who had taken the same quiz previously. The accused midshipmen stud (See MIDSHIPMAN, Page A-3.) I ' 7 'Painful Dislocation' Period Is Upon Us, Production Chief Says Sharp New Cutbacks in Civilian Output Are Due, Fleischmann Tells AFL By James Y. Newton Star Staff Correspondent SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 21 Sharp new cutbacks in civilian production, particularly in the field of construction, were forecast to day by Manly Fleischmann, de fense production administrator. Mr. Fleischmann told the Amer ican Federation of Labor Conven tion that the demand for struc tural steel in the final three months of this year was more than double the total supply, “and we don’t see any easing of that short age until well into the fall of next year.” “More construction will be un dertaken in the period ahead than ever before,” he said. “But the construction will be of an indus trial nature. Residential, commer cial and public works construction is reduced accordingly. There is only so much material. We will be building more factories, and few homes and stores. There will be similar dislocations in other in dustries.” Period of Painful Dislocation. Mr. Fleischmann said that "in the months immediately ahead we are all going to feel the rough edge of the defense program. The period of painful dislocation is upon us.” As for what will be accom plished toward making the coun try militarily powerful, the pro duction chief said: “We will meet—100 per cent and generally on schedule—the re quirements of the armed forces and the foreign military aid pro gram. "We will have on hand the ca pacity to turn out 30,000 tanks and 50,000 planes a year and a comparable number of all the re lated military items that might be needed in the future. “We will have stockpiles of strategic materials to carry us through a year of total war that might cut us off temporarily from foreign sources. “We will have substantially in creased our production of basic materials and capacity to fabri cate those materials into the prod ucts we need for defense and for a high standard of living.” But Mr. Fleischmann said this expansion of the Nation’s pro (See AFL, Page A-12.) Marijuana. Worth $78,000 Seized in Maryland Raids ty th« Associated Press BALTIMORE, Sept. 21.—Police and Federal agents turned up $78,000 worth of marijuana here and at Cumberland, Md., today in one of the largest blows ever struck at the narcotic trade. The trap was sprung in Balti more. It netted a 58-year-old bottler in a Cumberland brewery and three Baltimore men. No charges were placed against them immediately, but Boyd Mar tin, chief of the Federal Narcotics Bureau in Baltimore, said a Fed eral charge will be placed against Robert Brant, the Cumberland man. Cumberland police went to his home in the railroad section on the south side of Cumberland and seized an estimated 25 to 50 pounds of marijuana they found in a shed. Twelve-and-a-half pounds of refined marijuana was confiscated in the Baltimore trap. Narcotics experts estimated this was enough to make 40,000 “dream cigarettes”! that retail for 50 cents apiece. | 1 Cabinet Concerned At Scattered Areas Of Unemployment Jobs at All-Time High, But Coal and Textile Towns Feel Pinch Scattered areas of unemploy ment are causing the administra tion some concern, it was disclosed today when a cabinet meeting which lasted more than an hour was devoted largely to a discus sion of the problem. Cabinet officers leaving the meeting said that President Tru man and Charles E. Wilson, de fense mobilizer, were concerned over the situation and Secretary of Labor Maurice Tobin, who de tailed conditions, told reporters later that he thinks “the future is optimistic for most of the areas.” / Coal and textile towns figure largely in ■ the Labor Department picture. While Cumberland. Md., was not included in the key list of towns where there is h “sub stantial labor surplus,” according to Secretary Tobin, "it also is feeling the pinch.” TnKc o4 ah Mr. Tobin stressed, however, that despite the bad spots em- j ployment now is at an all-time peak of 62.5 million persons, as j compared with 54 million which) was the top in World War II. Out of 166 national labor mar kets. the following were listed as tne weak spots now: New York City, Providence, R. I.; Lowell, Lawrence and Brock ton, Mass.: Wilkes-Barre, Scran ton and Hazleton, Pa.; St. Peters burg and Tampa, Fla.; Baton Rouge, La.: Beaumont, Tex.; Terre Haute, Ind., and Winston-Salem, N. C. Tourists to Aid Florida. The situation in the Pennsyl vania and Massachusetts towns, Secretary Tobin told reporters, represents a falling off of coal, textiles and shoes. The textile slump also has hit Providence, and, according to the Labor Secretary, Cumberland’s trouble is due to a drop in coal sales. Secretary Tobin said that the winter tourist trade should pick up the slack in Florida. Late News Bulletin Brownell Leads in Golf Bobby Brownell was 1 up after 18 holes today in his 36 hole match with Henry Kerfoot, jr., 17, for the District Amateur golf championship at the Wash ington Golf and Country Club. (Earlier story on Page C-4.) Surrender Hoax fails, 200 Reds Blasted by U. N. Shelled and Strafed For Treachery; Tanks Crack Iron Triangle By the Associated Press EAST-CENTRAL FRONT. KO REA, Sept. 21.—Two hundred Korean Reds offered to surrender to the Allies today and a warm welcome was prepared. When the surrender offer turned out to be a hoax, the welcome got Ridgwoy Delays Reply on Red Bid to Re open Korean Peace Talks. Page A-4 really hot. Allied artillery opened fire and warplanes strafed and bombed the Reds. At least 50 Reds were killed by artillery. Pilots were reluctant to estimate Communist casualties from the air strikes, but they re ported 80 to 90 per cent coverage of the area they hit. The fake offer was delivered by one North Korean soldier who walked into U. N. lines north of Yanggu at 5 a.m. He said his battalion wanted to surrender. Told to Leave Weapons Behind. He was sent back to tell the others they could come over to Allied lines unharmed if they fol lowed the main supply route south. They were to leave their weapons behind. At 10 a m. 150 Red infantryment began moving south on the desig nated road. Another 50 started a little later. From the air, all ap peared to be unarmed. U. N. troops watched warily. Allied artillery tracked them with out firing. Observers watched from a hill and airplanes circled overhead. “Don’t let this be a Trojan horse,” one Allied officer warned his men. wnen me ueas reacnetr a pomi near the Allied lines, they turned off the road and started up a trail leading toward a mountain ridge held by U. N. infantry. This was a clear violation of their orders—they had been told to stay on the road all the way. Reds Fire on Allied Patrol. As the Reds hit the trail, all the guns of one Allied division cut loose. The Reds who were not killed or wounded tried to escape in the mountain foliage. Warplanes took up the attack with screaming strafing dives. The Reds opened fire on an Al lied patrol. U. N. officers said this was a clear indication that they intended treachery, since they had been told to leave their arms be hind. On another sector of the front, a surrender offer by 22 Red Koreans turned out to be genuine. Stunned by air attacks they laid down their weapons, raised their hands high and crossed to U. N. lines. Iron Triangle Cracked In Big Tank Drive UNITED STATES 8TH ARMY HEADQUARTERS, Korea, Sept. 21 UP).—Allied tanks and infantry crashed into the apex of the old Communist iron triangle on Ko rea’s central front today in per haps the heaviest armored blow of the war. After shooting up everything in sight they withdrew for the night. One unit was within a short dis tance of Pyonggang. Elements of three United Na tions divisions powered the mighty assault. A field dispatch said the giant task force completed its first day objective. The mission: To seek out Communist strong points and shoot up every target in sight. The assault force rolled deep (See KOREA. Page A-4.) This Will Kill You/ Fish Hear On Oklahoma Party Lines By th« Associated Press HUGO, Okla., Sept. 21.—You grind-it-telephones are being used by the folks in these parts to put a mess of fish on their tables— and not by calling the corner market. They are telephoning for fish —and getting them on the end of their lines. The fishermen don’t get a "number please” from an oper ator, although they are cranking the old-style telephones. This fishing is based on send ing an electrical charge through the water, and shocking them into unconsciousness. Haskell Watson, a State game and fish ranger, says tlmre’s no trick to making the gear. The fisherman takes the crank phone extends two wires out of it, at taches them to two large squares of screen—and then they’re ready to fish. They drop the screens ^s> the bottom of a lake or stream, give a couple of healthy cranks on the phone. ‘‘After the shock,” Mr. Watson says, “the fish come to the top like a wild Brahma and the rod less angler nabs them in a net.” Mr. Watson says there’s no ac curate way to measure the num ber of fish being landed by the telephone route. “But,” he explains, “when they catch from 300 to 400 pounds a day, you know an awful lot of fish are being pulled out of South east Oklahoma streams. “It has been reported that in areas where old-style phones are still in use, the owners take them off the wall, go fishing, and then ; return to install their phone and 1 call their neighbors to tell about the catch,” he said. The ranger says it's legal to catch all but game fish by the new system. ^ Skipper of President's Yacht Shifted to Assault-Cargo Ship Capt. MacDonald Goes To New Assignment; Miller Succeeds Him The captain of President Tru man's yacht, the U. S. S. Wil liamsburg, has been reassigned to command a 10,000-ton assault cargo ship. The White House announced today that Capt. Donald J. Mac Donald is being transferred as skipper of the U. S. S. Marquette. He will be succeeded on the Wil liamsburg by Capt. Edwin S. Mil ler, now assigned to the cruiser Salem. Capt. MacDonald, who is being transferred "after three years of outstanding service on the Wil liamsburg,” the White House an nouncement said, will take his new assignment next Wednesday. Capt. Miller, the new commander of the Williamsburg, saw extensive action in the Pacific in World War n, where he won the Navy Cross and Silver Star. A native of Missoula, Mont., he will be 41 on November 15. Capt. Miller was graduated from Benton DemandsProof On Charge of Reds on Congressmen's Staffs McCarthy Rebuffs Call That He Give Evidence To U. S. Attorney By the Associated Press Senator Benton, Democrat,, of Connecticut demanded today that Senator McCarthy, Republican, of Wisconsin give a United States district attorney "any evidence he has to support his charge that several members of Congress have known Communists on their staffs. Senator McCarthy retorted: “I am all through paying any attention to what that odd little mental midget, Benton, has to say. His complete lack of intel ligence makes him too unimport ant to waste time on.” For the last 18 months Sehator tuj xxao wcu x t/uxxi^uux^g that Communists and Red sym pathizers have worked their way into State Department jobs. Senator McCarthy was quoted as saying'in Savannah, Ga., Wed nesday night that “several United States Representatives and Sena tors have known Communists on their staffs.” Doesn’t Name Lawmakers. On his return, to Washington Senator McCarthy told a reporter: "I didn’t say known Commu nists. I said they have Commu nists on their staffs.” As he did at Savannah, Senator McCarthy declined to name any of the lawmakers he declared are em ploying Reds. Nor would he indi cate whether he might do so later. “I have absolutely no further com ment on that matter,” he said. Senator Benton has accused Senator McCarthy of “character assassination” and has introduced a resolution which raises the ques (See McCarthy, Page A-4.) Special Buses to Be Run to President's Cup Regatta f Earlier Regatta Stories on Pages B-l and C-l.) Special bus service for viewers if the President’s Cup Regatta vill be provided tonight, tomorrow md Sunday from Treasury place x) Hains Point, Capital Transit 2o. announced today. One-way, fare will cost 25 cents. Stops other than that at Treas- ( iry place, west of Fifteenth street, ire the Hains Point Tea House, jrolf Club Clubhouse, the George- ! sown channel side of Riverside irive just south of the railroad : lass and the Washington channel side of Riverside drive just south if the railroad bridge undypass. —U. S. N»vy Photo. CAPT. D. J. MacDONALD. the Naval Academy In 1933 and had his first sea duty on the bat tleship Maryland. Later he was in the destroyer service and then was aboard the cruiser Augusta in the Asiatic (See SKIPPERS. Page A-12.) Federal Pay Increase Assured, but Amount Of Boost Is Unsettled House Votes $400 Rise For Classified Workers; Senate Conference Set By Joseph Young Government employes today are assured of a pay raise this year, following House approval last night of classified employes’ and postal workers’ salary increase legislation. The amount of the pay increase will have to be determined by Table Comparing Pay Raises Voted by House and Senate. Page A-2 House-Senate conferees, who will meet next week, since the pay bills approved by the House and Senate vary considerably. The Senate named its conferees today: Senators Johnston of South Carolina, Pastore of Rhode Island, Monroney of Oklahoma, Democrats, and Langer of North Dakota and Butler of Maryland, Republicans. Senators Johnston, Pastore and Langer will also serve as conferees on the postal pay measure together with Senators Underwood, Democrat, of Ken tucky and Carlson, Republican, of Kansas. The House probably will appoint its conferees Monday. The House last might voted a Hat $400 pay boost for Govern ment classified employes, while the Senate on Monday approved a 10 per cent salary increase with a maximum $800 ceiling. Two features of the bill already iiave been decided on, since both the House and Senate are agreed that the raises will be retroactive to July 1 and that they will be permanent. Teachers’ Bill in Conference. Meanwhile, pay raises for Dis trict firemen, policemen and teachers here will be considered by he conferees, since these employes were included in the Senate bill. “The House District Committee, (Continued on Page A-2, Col. 2.) 1 - I It'll Be Fall Here Sunday But Spring in Argentina Summer will end at 4:30 p.m.: CEDT) Sunday, the Naval Observ atory decided today. At that time,; ;he sun crosses the celestial ' squator. BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, , Sept. 21 OP).—Argentine school :hildren got today off to take part n fiesta parades—it was the first lay of spring in this part of the world and it was celebrated offi :ially. | 17-Hour Negotiations End Strike Threat at 21 Capital Hotels 10 Per Cent Pay Raise Granted 5,000 Workers; Hours Cut for Some A 17-hour negotiating session early today ended a strike threat in 21 Washington hotels. Weary representatives of union and management, brought to gether by Federal Conciliation Commissioner James A. Holden, filed out of a Shoreham hotel con ference room at 5 a.m., with a 10 per cent blanket pay increase for about 5,000 workers. The session began at noon yesterday. ,In addition, three of the four unions involved—the cooks, the waiters and the bartenders—will get a 40-hour work week. The fourth union, service employes such as bellmen, elevator opera tors, maids and housemen, will continue a 48-hour week but only on a call and volunteer basis. The formula is subject to Wage Stabil ization Board approval. Bar Midnignt striae. The unions, voting a strike deadline for midnight last night, had asked for a 40-hour work week for the present 48-hour pay. Management had countered that such a demand was tantamount to a 20 per cent wage boost. Only a few minutes before working contracts expired at mid night—pre-arranged signal for the strike—Attorney Samuel Levine and union representatives ac ceeded to Commissioner Holden’s plea for time and further dis cussions. In the 21 hotels involved, of ficials had attempted to gear op erations to a strike-bound sched ule. They went through a full fledged, 20-day strike six years ago which ended only with White House intervention. Many Conventions Here. * »*« UUVltV V/l VIIV/ successful parley early today, was one of the 21. Virtually all of the 21 are well filled with convention delegates, including 5,000 postmasters from all parts of the Nation. At the Dodge Hotel, where a separate dispute exists, workers were still on the job today. Prin cipal issue is union recognition and union officials said this morn-! ing a definite strike decision had been deferred until Tuesday. Vienna Fears Rent Riots VIENNA. Austria. Sept. 21 <JP).— Strong police contingents guarded Parliament today against Commu nist demonstrators as deputies met to act on a law increasing rents five times above their pres ent level. It would be the first major rent increase in Austria since 1919. Army Will Buy Beef In Foreign Markets By th« Associated Pres* The Army today ordered the purchase of up to 10 million pounds of beef in foreign countries outside the Soviet bloc. It acted after a request to iomestic packers for bids on 13 Million pounds of boneless beef Drought offers of only 190,000 Dounds from two smaller packers. Major packers refused to submit >ids, citing .Government price :ontrols and a shortage of high luality beef as the reason. The Army order authorizing the Durchase of beef in foreign mar kets was issued today by Under secretary Archibald Alexander. Vn Army announcement said the iction was designed to “insure an ininterrupted flow of meat to \rmy, Navy and Air Force per sonnel overseas who are normally supplied from Eastern seaboard points* The Army said it was asking s aids from representatives of all s potential suppliers of large quan- s titles of beef in countries other than those in the Soviet bloc. A <0 . Humphrey Asks Tax Increase Up To $9 Billions U. S. Economy Can Shoulder Burden, He Tells Senate By tht Associated Press Senator Humphrey, Democrat, of Minnesota, said today the Na tion’s economy is “strong enough to sustain the burden” of a big new tax load. The Minnesota Democrat was continuing his fight on the Senate floor for at least $9 billion in new taxes. The Senate Finance Com mittee, headed by Senator George, Democrat, of Georgia, has recom mended tax increases totaling about $5,506,000,000. President Truman and administration sup porters contend this is not enough to check inflation and have urged up to $10 billion in new taxes. Senator Humphreys drew a sharp but good humored retort , from Senator Millikin, Republican, of Colorado, asserted the Nation is facing a deficit of $20 billion to $30 billion in the fiscal year start ing next July when defense spend ing is scheduled to hit a peak. Admits Burden is Severe. The budget could not be bal anced then, he contended, even with a Federal sales tax or by taking “every penny of income of those in the high brackets.” Senator Humphrey said he knew “these ^ire not happy days" and that the tax burden is severe. But he said he did not believe, either, the contention of some members of the Finance Commit tee that “the country is going to the dogs” and can not stand more taxes He said he was encouraged by these facts: 1. Corporation profits in the first quarter of 1951 were at the all-time peak annual level of *23 billion after, taxes. 2. The Federal Reserve Board has just revealed that in the sec ond quarter of 1951 savings by in dividuals were at the peacetime record of *21 billion a year. 3. A joint Commerce Depart ment - Securities and Exchange Commission report has just fore cast expenditure of *25 billion this year by business on plant and equipment, an all-time record. “Everything Is Wonderful." Senator Millikin. ranking Re publican on the Finance Com mittee, jumped up to say: “We have a *260 billion public debt, everything is just wonder ful. "We are In a war id? Korea. Everything is just fine. *‘We are proposing to load more billions on the backs of the tax payers. Everything is just lovely. “And this poor devil (Majority Leader McFarland > has to sit here day after day and' listen to that kind of stuff. I don’t see how he stands it.” Senator Lehman, Democrat-lib eral, of New York, who favors up ping the tax bill, suggested that what the group is trying to do is to see that the national debt does kk\JV gu lii&lXCi . Wants Presidential Cut. Senator Millikin retorted that the Republican-controlled 80th Congress cut taxes apd still the Government had a surplus in its two years in power. “That’s the way to run the country,’’ he declared. “Let the President of the United States go to work and reduce expenditures by $4.5 billion. Then we will balance the budget without break ing the *backs of the American taxpayers.” At this point. Vice President Barkley, Senate head, sought to intervene to enforce a rule against one Senator making speeches on another Senator’s time. Senator Humphrey, however, continued the argument. For seven hours yesterday he (See TAXES, Page A-4.) D. C. Area Barbers To Trim Patrons For Extra Quarter The rising cost of living hK Washington area males in the back of the neck this week. The price of hair cuts in most union shops jumped from $1 to $1.25. Barbershop operators explained the Barbers’ Union won a 16 per cent wage increase in a new con tract signed last Saturday. This, coupled with other increased op erating costs, forced the price in crease. it was explained . In most, union shops, the price cf children's haircuts will remain it $1 except on Fridays and Sat rrdays when the price will be (1 25. Baltimore barbers also raised ;heir price 25 cents to $1.10, ef lective October 1. Featured Reading Inside Today's Star AMERICA'S WORST HIGHWAY?— The Washington-Baltimore stretch of U. S. No. 1 is certoinly one of the worst roods in the country for traffic fatali ties. And they ore still going on. For a current picture of this death-trap see story on page B-l. Guide for Readers Amusements -A-26 Financial __~..A-14 lassified _ C-5-13 Obituary_A-12 omics —A-32-33 Radio-TV_A-31 ross-word __.A-32 Sports_C-l-4 ditorial _A-101 Woman's Edit'l Articles A-llj Section_B-J-7 «* % Sheep Can Be Sheared Just So Close!