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Backers Pushing Fight
For Hawaii Statehood
Despite Alaska Defeat
By J. A. O'Leary
The fight to get consideration of
statehood for Hawaii went on In
the Senate today, despite the set
back suffered by the Alaskan bill
late yesterday.
By the hairline margin of 4ft
to 44, the Senate voted to send
the Alaskan bill back to the In
terior and Insular Affairs Com
mittee for further hearings.
This may apeil defeat for the
aspirations of both Territories
until next year, but the advocates
of statehood have not given up.
Spurred on by the narrow margin
of defeat, they blocked tempo
rarily the efforts of Democratic
floor Leader Mcfarland to make
the tldetands oil bill the next order
of business,
At his news conference today,
President Truman said the fight
is still on for both Statehood bills.
Me said that when he starts any
thing he never elves up until the
last dog dies He expressed hope
thet the Senate will reconsider Its
The McFarland motion will be
the pehdme miesllon when the
Senate meets today, end (he
haekeig of statehood fm Hawaii
have insisted op a toil rail, As
soon as that vole is lattem mo mati
ter how It goes, the It lends of
Hawaii will move lo substitute
stale hood far that Territory as
the pending business
There is still s possibility, »l*o,
that Mia hackers of statehood for
Alaska will ask for a reponsldera
two of yesterday's vote They
have two days tn whieh to do so,
hot the motion to reconstder must
be made by » Senator who was on
the winning side, or by one who
was absent yesterday. There were
•even absentees.
"The issue is not disposed of,
and l aip in this fight for the^
duration," said Chairman O'Mah
oney of the Interior and Insular'
Affairs Committee, leader of the
statehood forces.
Senator O’Mahoney thinks there1
•till is a chance to have the Ha
waiian bill taken up. He said he;
will fight any attempt to side
track it.
The opponents of Alaska could
have nailed down their victory last
night by moving an immediate re
consideration and then voting to1
table their own motion. Since
only one motion to reconsider is
allowed, that would have blocked
a later move by an absentee. With
only one votp to spare, however,
they apparency were not prepared
to risk another roll call.
Parties Split in Vote.
Both parties were split on the'
Alaskan Issue. The Republicans'
had 20 votes on each side, but 25
Democrats voted to recommit,
while 24 voted to keep the bill be
fore the Senate for decision.
Senator Benton, Democrat, of
Connecticut, a supporter of state
hood, was ill in Arizona, but he
flew back to Washington with a
fever to record his vote.
Although Senator Taft, Repub
lican. of Ohio favors statehood
for Hawaii, he took the floor yea*
terday against Alaska. He argued
that Alaska, under the pending
bill, would remain an economic de
pendency of the Federal Govern
ment. It would not be a free
State, he said, and the members it
elected to the House and Senate
probably would be subject to the
national administration, no mat
ter which party was in power,
Senator O'Mahoney challenged
the Taft contention end sold the
way to release Aleske from Hu*
reeneretle control from Washing*
tun la to give It atatghood,
Senator ttussell, Democrat, of
Ocorgla elso took a leading pert
In Hie move to recommit the Alas*
ken Hill,
Neea Pseesslve Powers,
Me, hot, arsued diet the Hill
would grant the Interim Depart*
meut powers over Aloskeu land
"that mi Hiireancret should hold
over a anvereign stele” Sene
lor Mussell sold It should Ha a
Slate, ion mil a principality tf
the Inlenm Department,
Senator Dnuales, Demueral, of
Illinois, Inmiaht lulu Hie open Hie
charge llmt Southern opposition
to Ilia statehood hills was based
on fpai' that the fmtr new Sena
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tors would vote against the South
on civil rights.
There are believed to be more
Senators in favor of admiUirg
Hawaii than Alaska. They ex
plain their separation of the two
bills by contending Alaska has too
small a population to assume the
burdens of statehood. The sup
porters reply that many of the
48 States were small and weak
when they were admitted, and
that statehood would encourage
In attempting to turn to the
tidelands bill without taking up
Hawaii at all, Senator McFarland
contended the two statehood bills
should be considered together and
that, if one is to be recommitted,
the other should be delayed also
Motion Overruled.
Senator Knowland, Republican,
of California sought recognition
immediately to ask consideration
of the Hawaiian bill, but the par
liamentarian ruled the tidelands
motion would have to be disposed
of first.
The Alaskan recommittal mo
tion directs the committee to con
sider giving Alaska common
wealth status by constitutional
amendment, as a preliminary step
to statehood at a later date. Sen
ator O'Mahoney has called this
a resort to the system England
used to keep control of colonial
Wife oT Accused Red Spy
Attempts Suicide in Athens
•y th» AiimIm)** Pttn
ATHENS, Oreece, Feb. 31,
Lillflh Bntsls, beautiful, led*
halted young wife of an accused
Communist spy, tried to kill her*
self with poison in her apartment
Her husband la Dimltrloa Ratals,
treasurer of an alleged 30*man
spy ring, He was one of 13 fur
whom the prosecutor at the trial
of the 30 asked the death penally
News of the suicide attempt
came to Ratal* during a recess m
i he Iona trial. Me brube into
tears and asked Ids lawyer, "Who
Is st her bedside?"
Mrs, Ratals was taken to a tuts*
pllal, ami Police Chief Illinium*
Viemipiiulo* sain site was bslleved
mil uf dsnasr,
she hecrtin* hysterical and be*
asn screaming on Iteming a radio
report that (lie crown prosccoior
it seed I lie death sentence for Mel *
sin, Mhe is the INI*year*nld daiiali*
ter of a wealthy ilewish mamifae*
Mirer end was married recently to
Raisia, after he obtained a di*
viirce ■____
Crime Probers Weigh
Arguments on Young's
Right to Counsel
The Senate District Crime In*
vestigating Subcommittee today
had under consideration the writ
ten arguments of opposing law
yers on the question ef Commis
sioner John Russell Young’s right
to counsel in closed meetings of
the committee.
Arnold Bauman, counsel to the
crime probers, reiterated opposi
tion to the appearance of Daniel
B. Maher as attorney for Mr.
Young during executive sessions.
Mr. Maher stated the other side
of the case.
Two weeks ago, on objection by
Mr. Bauman, the Senators de
cided not to question the Com
missioner, because Mr. Maher
accompanied him to a closed
meeting. Mr. Bauman pointed
out that Mr. Maher previously
had testified as a crime hearing
witness and also appeared as a
lawyer for former Police Supt.
Robert J. Barrett, the first wit
ness at the public hearings.
Mr. Maher told the Senators
yesterday this made no difference.
He said there is no conflict of
interest between Commissioner
Youne and former Chief Barrett,
He said Mr. Young, like all citi
zens, has a right to counsel of his
own choice and declared he has
been the Commissioner’s lawyer
for a long time.
Mr, Bauman said there la no
law or court ruling to prevent a
legislative committee from setting
II* own rules of procedure for In
fhe probers have not announced
when they will recall dummla
"loner Young for questioning in
the widening study of crime here,
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The Weather Here and Oyer the Nation
District of Columbia and vicinity
.-Mostly sunny with high around
fill this afternoon; partly cloudy
tonight, lowest in middle 30s.
Tomorrow, rather cloudy with
moderate temperature becoming
colder by night.
Maryland—Bather cloudy to
night with low, U*ai degreesl
Tomorrow, mostly cloudy, turning
polder in west portion,
Virginia—Bather cloudy tonight
with low, 36-40 degrees, Consider
able cloudiness tomorrow, becom
ing colder In west portion during
the afternoon
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Snow flurries and light snow is predicted for tonight for
the Western Great Lakes, the Upper Mississippi Valley, the
Upper Plains and the Central Rockies. Rain is expected in the
Northeast corner of Texas, Northern Louisiana and in the west
ern and southern portions of California. It will be fair in the
rest of the country. It will be warmer in the Sonth Atlantic
States and colder In New England and the north central sec
tion of the country.
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Wind—southwest, 16 mile* »n
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eiw Report
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and at. Great Falls, Bhenondoan clear at
Harper * Ferry
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iReadmit at Washington Airport.) _
Vetterdar— Fat. Tcfay-- pet.
Noon .B8 M dnUht-j>3
ipm. --95 Hi a m.—59
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Retard Temperatures This Year.
Highest. 74, an Jgnugrr 15.
Lowell 15. en January 30.
High end Lew el Last 34 Hear*.
High 40, at 3:55 p m.
Low 31. at 5:55 p ro
Tide Tablet.
< Furnished br United Stales Coast and
Geodetic Survey,!
Today. Tomorrow
Hlih-10:18 a.m. 1101a.m.
' «w _ 4:35 a.m. 5:20 a.m.
High-10:40 pm. ll:^4p.m.
Low _ 5:08 pm 5:5dp.m.
The Saa and Macn.
Rises. Bets.
Sun. today _ 0:42 5:59
Sun. tomorrow _6:41 6:00
Moon, today _8:11 a.m. 10:07 p.m.
Automobile lights mutt be turned on
one-half hour after sunset.
Monthly precipitation In tnchea In the
Capital (current month to date):
Month. 1953. Ava. Record.
January_ 4.48 3.55 7.83 '37
February _ 1.77 3.37 6.84 -84
March _ 3.75 8.85 ’01
AjSil__ 3 37 9.13 ’80
Miy ___ 3.70 10.60 ’80
June_,__ 4.13 10.94 Ofl
July __ 4.71 10.83 ’88
Auguet __ 401 1441 "8
Seotembcr ____ 3 24 17.45 '34
October _ 2 S4 8.81 '37
November__ 3 37 8.60 ’8*
December _ — 3 33 7.56 *01
Lecture on Korea
D. Stewart Patterson, executive
secretary of the Methodist Com
mission on Chaplains, will give an
illustrated lecture on Korea at
9:30 a m. tomorrow at the Cynthia
Warner School, 8114 Carroll ave
nue,^Tkkoma Park.
Mrs. Richardson Case
Gois to Jury Today
After Final Pleas
Final Miumant# lit Hi# trial or
Man# h HiPliarrtaou, Hi, fmmap
Howard Pnlvapglty amulova
pliargart with malting falsa «tata»
manta to tha Povarnmant in Pon»
pealing Pummunlul affiliation#,
got underway thl# morning In
PihtrlPt Court, Tha pasa I# ##•
pectad to go tp tha jury after
completion of tha argument#
Prosecutor William Hltg told
the Jury that the case waa un
usual in that, he said, the de
fendant was shown to be guilty
by “testimony from inside the
Communist Party."
He was referring to statements
by Mrs. Mary 8. Markward, for
mer undercover agent for the Fed
eral Bureau of Investigation, and
Henry Thomas, labor union lead
er and ex-Communist, who had
testified that Mrs. Richardson
was a party member.
Defense Attorney George E. C.
Hayes said the defendant had “be
come the prey of alleged Com
munists because of her interest
in Negro activities.” He also
stressed that the Government was
unable to produce party member
ship or registration cards with
proof that the handwriting on
them wap that of Mrs. Richard
Mrs. Richardson, colored, of
the 1800 block of Florida avenue
N.W., is charged with making the
false statements in obtaining em
ployment as a clerk in the Library
of Congress.
The defense rested its case yes
terday, after testimony by sev
eral character witnesses. Judge
James R. Kirkland, who is pre
siding at the trial.
Poland Sentences 3 to Die
As Spies lor Franco
ly th» Allodntid frill
WARSAW, Feb. 28,—The War
saw Press announced today three
men. one of them a French citi
zen. have been sentenced to death
on charges of spying for France.
Several others received long
prison terms.
The reports said a military
court In Gdansk lentenced to
death Jean Bastard, a French
cltlaen end event of the French
Second Bureau! AloJey Janslewlci,
a former member or the French
Foreign Lealon, and AndreeJ
Sie other persons received sen
tences ranging from 11 years to
Ilfs imprisonment, The data of
the triai was not given,
tt wee alleged the defendants
carried nut spying act vltles In
coastal regions of Poland starting
in HMki
10 Die in Cape Cod
Storm; 10,000 Homes
Are Lacking Heat
•y di» Auoclattd Prm
BOSTON, Feb. 28 —At least 10
persons were dead, 10,000 Cape
Cod homes were heatless and
more than 100 miles of highways
were lmpaesable today after one
of the worst northeast snowstorms
to hit Southern New-England In
60 years.
Drifts as high as 12 feet halted
all highway transportation. There
was an approximate 80 per cent
power failure on Cape Cod—about
as bad as In the 1044 hurricane.
Most homes require electric power
to operate heating equipment.
Nearly 1.000 automobiles were
burled In snow on main highways
The new Mid-Cape highway and
the old Route 8-A, familiar to
summer visitors, were clogged.
Dosens of telephone and power
poles were down.
Missing Hoy* round,
Two boys, missing overnight
during the near blienard, were
found early thla morning and
rushed to medleat attention.
Itesort hotels which function
only for summer vacationists were
hastily thrown open at the re*
quest of officials to put up some
of the hundreds locked in the
heave enow,
, otherst spent the night In town
in Is and fire stations that were
lighted only by candles and ker>
tisene tamps and heated only by
fireplace wood tires and pot<bel<
lied stoves because of the lack or
Pome aw civilian workers were
liven shelter at (<*mp IWward*
when the storm trapped them
Nantucket Is Isolated,
Nantucket Island, with a winter
population of gpproslmately
ftOA, had no contact with the
world cutalde escept through a
radio on a nearby Poast Guard
patrol boat. v
The storm cut off all telephone
and electric service on the Island
and felled the 180-foot fcoran
tower, an electronic long-range
navigational device used by the
Coast Guard to guide ships in the
The snowfall was of less depth
elsewhere In Southern New Eng
land but was sufficient to cripple
air and highway traffic.
Three vessels Missing
After Storm in Gulf
MIAMI. Fla., Feb. 28 (/PI.—Coast
Guard search and rescue craft
today still sought three vessels
missing after a Gulf storm.
Two craft previously on the
missing list were reported safe.
The shrimp boat Penny Single
ton was being towed to Key West
after wallowing for a day in the
Gulf of Mexico. The boat, out of
Tampa, was set adrift when a line
broke as she was being towed by
the Lady Ann.
The other craft known to be
safe was the Honduran motor
vessel Taboga, sighted making
slow progress under her own power
65 miles west northwest of Cape
Antonio, at the western end of
Two other craft still unreported
were believed by coast guards
men to have sought shelter. They
are the Gulf Maid,, overdue at
Sarasota, and a 28-foot cabin
cruiser which left Key West for
Tavernier in the Florida Keys.
A communications search was
being made for the motorboat
Sister, due at Miami February 28
from the British West Indies.
Boy, 13, Charged In Theft
Of $117 In Store Change
A 13-year-old Sliver Spring boy
has been arrested by Montgomery
County Felloe and charged with
the theft of $117 in change from
the Acme Food store in Vieri Mill
Village, where the youth wae a
part-time employe.
The youth was arrested by Det.
lergt. Kenneth Watkins and
Charles Pearson at his home,
Sent, Watkins said the youth was
arrested after It was learned he
Maryland and Virginia
■.. N>wi In lrl«# ——————
MeNayr hart Tan
May Hamper Schoeli
Montgomery County Manager
Irving a. McNayr fear* the coun»
ty'a school construction program
may be seriously hampered unless
the county Is permitted to place
property assessments on the tax
books annually after 1064.
He made the prediction yester
day In urging the Ways and
Means Committee of the Mary
land House of Pelegates to ap
prove a bill that would allow the
State Tax Commission to grant
counties’ requests for exemption
from a new State-wide assess
ment law due to take effect in
1954. It provides that property
assessments be made over a three
year period, but no new property
assessments could be put on the
books until the end of the third
* * v *
Fairfax Votes Aid
Grants of $10,000 each have
been voted iy the Fairfax Board
of County Supervisors for Arling
ton and Alexandria Hospitals.
The appropriations were voted
yesterday. Requests of the two
hospitals for financial help from
the county have been pending for
nearly a year. A citizens commis
sion which recommended financial
help to the two institutions de
clared that about 40 per cent of
the patients at each hospital are
from Fairfax County.
* * * *
Representation Imperiled
There is a movement afoot In
the Virginia General Assembly to
scuttle Northern Virginia’s hopes
if gaming more Male In Ml* Mate
genaia and House of Delegate*.
A i ert!*n Ipttng eommlaalon'*
repommendatlona to revise the
nskc-up of the Qeneral Assembly
wve been languishing In the pow
uful privileges and elections com*
nittees of the House and Senate
Once January l#, Foes of the
clan, which would add more repre
isntatlon for Northern Virginia
because of population Increase,
ire now seeking to substitute a
clan making only minor changes
in the present legislative distinct
* * * *
Illegal Liquor Law
A House-approved bill providing
For the confiscation of any motor
vehicle carrying liquor into Mary*
and without payment of the
State's $1.25 per gallon tax is on
its way to the Senate for con
The measure was passed deci
sively by the House last night,
rwo companion bills would ln
:rease penalties for persons con
victed of bootlegging and set up
i special enforcement unit in the
3tate Controller’s Office.
* * * *
Governor Aids Donovan
Gov. Battle today is expected to
recommend to the General Assem
bly a bill to permit the Fairfax
Board of County Supervisors to
refund trailer park * license fees
imposed under a law which
leen declared Invalid by
Supreme Court.
Senator John A. K. Donov
Clans to offer the bill, tout ne
;he Governor’s assistance becatj
.he deadline has passed: for
introduction of legislation at
iurrent session. *■ * **
The Federal Spotlight
Fireworks Expected at Hearing
To Ease Promotion Restriction
By Joseph Young
i A lot of fireworks may be In store today, as the Senate Civil
Service Committee begins hearings to see what can be done to modify
tie Whitten amendment, which curbs promotions In Government.
The committee’s wrath was stirred yesterday when Civil Service
Commission officials Indicated they did not see much use In working
wnn tne committee in getting tne
Whitten rider modified.
Instead, the commission officials
said they would try to work with
Representative Whitten, Demo
crat, of Mississippi, sponsor of the
current rider, In an effort to mod
ify the current provisions.
They gaVe several reasons for
their move. First of all they said
that even if the Senate should
approve a bill modifying the curb
on promotions, Chairman Murray
of the House Civil Service Com
mlUee would never hold hearings
on the legislation. Mr. Murray,
they say, favors most of the Whit
ten provisions.
Secondly, they feel that since
the present curbs are the result
of a rider to 1069 appropriation
bills and Mr, Whitten Is a member
of the House Appropriations Com
mittee, the only way to change
the rider for 10*9 Is to work
through him and the Appropria
tions Committee.
This reasoning hss angered
members of the senate Civil Serv
ile Committee, who declare the
commission shows a lack of sin
cerity m trying to get the promo
tion restrictions eased,
"Trig commission has been cry
log for g year that the Whitten
amendment la wracking govern'
ment personnel operation and !m«
posing injustices on employes,"
one member field, "Vet when we
try tn heln them, they won't cm
operate with ns,"
The member said the Senate
committee would 10 ahead regard*
less of the cummisslon's attitude,
He pointed out that It was the
committee's action last year that
made the Whiten rider a little less
severe than It would have been
had not the Senate group Inter
vened at the last moment. And
he said the committee would try
to ease the rider even more this
year, even if it meant working
through the Senate Appropria
tions Committee.
"If we wait for the commission
to act, nothing will be done," he
said. "All the commission seems
able to do is wring its hands about
how terrible (he situation is. But
it won’t do anything to help out."
i k * *
ate has approved and sent to the
House a bill waiving the minimum
and maximum age requirements
in conection with hiring for Gov
ernment Jobs. The only limita
tion in the bill is that persons
past 70 may be hired only with
presidential approval.
RETIREMENT—There are' so
many persons who want to testify
on the legislation to increase flvil
service retirement annuities mat
the Senate Civil Service Commit
tee wil use the large Senate Dem
ocratic caucus room for its hear
ings on March 4, 5 and 6. r
Incidentally, a number of re
tired employes will testify as to
their individual plights to high
light the need for Increased
• .* * *
NFFE—The National Federation
of Federal Employes stresses the
necessity for creating a stronger
Federal service "that will be
worthy of America and which
America, in turn, will point to with
understanding and with pride."
In an editorial in the March
issue of its national publication,
the NFFE said that, not only the
spoils system in Government must
go, but that Incentives In the
Federal service must be improved
through better management and
Many employes enter the Gov
ernment with a high sense of
public service, the NFFE declared.
"Too often, however, they lose
It," It went on, "Or rather, they
have It knocked out of them,
"Too often their supervisors and
Administrators are either cynical
and inept, or both, Too often
established standards are eompro
tnlsed and proven procedures, de
veloped in the public interest,
are pointedly short-circuited or
The NFFK also attacked the
vUllfleatlon suffered by Federal
employes through unwarranted
attacks from the outside, causing
hundreds of thousands of capable
and loyal employes to leave the
* * * *
Oreen, an electrician at the Naval
Oun Factory, has received his 19th
cash award for beneficial sugges
tions. Bo far as we know, Its some
kind of a record in the Oovern
* * * *
EMPLOYMENT — Oovernment
employment in Washington in
creased for the first time in ala
months in January, when 900 ad
ditional woikers were hired, The
new total here is B4M00, Of the
18,000 additional Federal employes
hired throughout the country dur
Ihg the month, 11,400 went to the
military agencies
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bill will* fpiui uiaiAP, ilPPlariiiN
it approved Hi# iibjDHHve* pf Hip
measure bui Hiai i isn't ii#c#a>
sary, 111 view uf Hi# President's
reurganlAAMPi) plan fur Hi# bu
reau, Another tough break fpr
lb# bill was Hiai Its sponsor.
Senator Monroney, Pemocrst, pf
Oklahoma was absent, owing to
Illness, and consequently was un
able to take up the cudgels for bis
Meanwhile, several members pf
the Senate Executive Expendi
tures Committee privately pre
dict that their group will reject
the President's plan, which the
House has already approved
However, even if the Senate com
mittee rejects it, it still needs 40
adverse votes in the Senate (a
Constitutional majority of the 06
Senators) to be defeated on the
Senate floor. And it remains to
be seen whether 40 Senators are
willing to go on record as opposed
to reorganizing the bureau.
(Be sure to listen to Joseph
Young’s Federal spotlight radio
broadcast at 4:15 p.m. every
Saturday over station WMAL.)
Allen Outlines 13-Point
Campaign Platform
A 13-point campaign platform,
calling for cuts in living costs and
a hold-the-line policy on further
tax Increases. > has been outlined
by W. Prescott Allen, candidate
for the Democratic nomination to
Congress from the 6th (Western
Maryland) District.
Urging “elimination of waste
and Inefficiency,” Mr. Allen said
he would seek to “revive the Ideal
Df honesty in government—to
clean out the small minority of
Government officials who are. not
His platform also pledges him
to “support whatever action Is
necessary to demonstrate that the
United Nations can and will stop
Communist aggression” and "de
fend the United States from its
foes, both within and without."
He further promised to "op
pose all efforts to exploit the
members of any group because of
race, religion or national origin"
and “defend the free exercise of
religion, speech, the press and
public assembly,"
Mr, Allen is publisher of the
weekly Bethesda Tribune,
lladaniburg High Nay
The senior class of Blcdensburc
Hlali School will present Booth
Tcrklnaton'a four*ect comedy,
"dlarenie," at ft IB o'clock tonlatit
and tomorrow In the Bledenebttra
Momentary School auditorium
Auto Builders Refuse
To Work With Balky
Red Probe Witness
ly th. A.wclolw) Frtu
DETROIT, Feb. 28.—A second
witness, who refused to co-operat«
In the House Un-Amerlcsn Activi
ties Committee's probe of Michi
gan communism, ran Into trouble
today as fellow auto workers re
fused to work with him.
Paul Henley, 50, was escorted
from the Dodge engine plant of
Chrysler Corp. after some 160
workers gathered around him.
Plant protection police led him to
Mr. Henley said fellow members
of the CIO United Auto Workers
"threatened me with physical
violence unless 1 left the plant."
There was no immediate com
ment. from the company or union.
Ileaian In Shop Election,
Mr. Henley, who declined to
answer many questions during the
subcommittee hearing, suffering
another reverse yesterday when
he was defeated Et-fl in voting for
re-election ai a union steward,
The vote was announced « few
hours after his appearance as a
"reluctant" committee witness,
Yesterday, another "reluctant'*
witness, John Cherveny wa«
escorted off hi* Job st the Amen
catt Metals Product Co after ho ,
too declined to co-operate with
the House tJommutee.
Mr, ehervetty told the com
mittee Tuesday thst it was made
un Of "wfelHiMMUtta Hu Kins
maiismett,r He refused to au*
swer Sf Hueshtitis about his afflha*
lions with or knowledge of t'otti.
nouns! activities
Meanwhile, the Communist in.
bulry Hushed nu today with
hints that investigators might
adopt a get'tough policy to.
ward rebellion* witnesses,
Representatives of the Houm
Un-American Activities Commit*
tee have contended with no less
then 18 defiant witnesses In three
days of an eaaminatlon of com*
mnnjsm in Detroit and Michigan.
Five persons, among them Eli
nor Maki, 52, suspended Detroit
public art teacher, went on the
stand yesterday, but dodged all
queries about communism.
Members Now Impatient.
With this going on. members of
the subcommittee handling the
hearing showed signs of Impa
Representative Potter, Repub
lican, of Michigan, remarked on
one witness. Fred Williams, 45,
Detroit auto worker.
To several questions. Mr. Wil
liams snapped back sharply.
“Same answer, same reason.” Like
the others, he pleaded constitu
tional right not to answer.
Today, It was announced
that Joseph Bernstein, Detroit
News artist who declined to testify
before the committee on Monday
is no longer employed at the
Managing Editor Fred Oaerther,
jr„ said Mr. Bernstein Is now "a
former employe of the Detroit
News." “
•> ■ -’LL___
Truman Says Fun Will End
When He Gives Answer ;
President Truman said today he
would lose a source of fun when
he Anally announces his political
plans and ends the weekly news
conference question.
When reporters at today’s ses.
slon made their usual unsuccess
ful attempt to smoke out the Pres
ident on the question of a third
term, he said once more he wasn't
yet ready to A* a date for the
Then lie quipped that when he
did, he didn't know what the
weekly news conference would
have for discussion,
The President said flatly he
would not announce his Plans be
fore or during his forthcoming
vacation In Key West, which ho
hopes to start a week from to
tlie President la slated to coma
back to Washington just in time
to address the big .feftersmt-ilMla
son dinner March HI,
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Methodist Evangelistic Mission
Saturday, March 1, 7:30 P.M.
21 st and H Streets N.W.
Sunday, March 9, 3:30 P.M.
Third and M Streets, N.E.

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