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Washington, D. C. SATURDAY, MAY 9, 18*3 A-6 ** Canadians Assured Os Administration's Support of Seaway By Joseph A. Fox Prime Minister Louis Saint Laurent of Canada was ending his visit here today with new official backing from this Gov ernment for joint action with Canada in the construction of the long-pending St. Lawrence Waterway project. As President Eisenhower and the Canadian Chief of State were holding their final discus sions of the Prime Minister’s three-day visit here, the White House issued a statement an nouncing that the cabinet had approved unanimously a report of a special cabinet committee named by Gen. Eisenhower which said that participation by the United States in the seaway project would be “highly desira ble” if construction were limited to the International Rapids sec tion of the river. This is a 44-mile link between Lake Erie and Montreal and in this country starts near Kings ton, Ont. That is shorter than the original concept of the wa terway development and is esti mated to cost the United States about $95 million. Approved by President. The cabint report, which had the approval of the President, ; raised one point which observers ' said would necessitate more dis- j cussion between the two govern- • ments by advocating construc tion of the International Rapid section canal on the United States rather than the Canadian side of the river. The International Joint Com mittee on which representatives of this Government and Canada sit rejected this idea several months ago. The new support for the sea way project came after Canada | had decided to go ahead with the j program independently of this Government, because of Con gress’ repeated refusals to ap prove American participation. Railroads Are Opposed. The seaway, which will open a path from the Middle West to the Atlantic, has been fought by railroad interests and some East ern ports which feared loss of revenue. Presidents for many years have backed the seaway plan and when the issue bobbed up in this administration. President Eisen hower put a cabinet committee composed of representatives of State, Defense, Commerce and Interior Departments to work studying the project. The National Security Council already had said that the project was desirable from the stand point of national defense. The White House statement said it had been agreed that “the interests of the United States taken as a whole” make partici pation desirable. Three Conditions Set Up. The committee said this par ticipation should be “expressly conditioned” on three bases: 1. Satisfactory assurance that the power project, which will be a prerequisite to dredging the seaway, will go ahead "pursuant to appropriate authorization.” 2. Satisfactory assurance that Canada will go ahead with its part of the navigation project in co-operation with the United 3. Predication of the project on a self-liquidating basis. The power project is to be the Joint endeavor of the New York State and Ontario governments. The New York Power Authority has an application before the Federal Power Commission for authority to build a dam near Massena, in northeastern New York. This development will cost about $5 million. In the customary joint com munique which summed up the discussion between President Ei senhower and the Canadian Prime Minister, it was empha sized that the President told the Canadian official of his support for the entire St. Lawrence pro gram and expressed hope for an early favorable decision by the | Power Commission on the license , application. Defense Advantage Seen. The cabinet committee joined the National Security Council in expressing belief that the seaway would give increased defense ad vantages to this country and would strengthen the United States’ strategic position for transportation of basic mate rials. It expressed conviction that “early initiation and completion are desirable.” Press Secretary James C. Hag erty said President Eisenhower would acquaint Congress with the latest developments in a new move to get action. Part-Time Usher Stabbed By Irate Theater Patron An Air Force enlisted man working part time as an usher at the Palace Theater was stabbed in the chest fiast night by an irate patron who was asked to leave the theater, police reported today. Held on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon was Deward C. Sisson. 49. a sales man of the 900 block of H street N.W. Treated for a knife wound, re ported to be not serious, was Airman 3d Class Kenneth A. Tole. The 21-year-old airman, stationed at Andrews Air Force Base, was treated at Emergency Hospital and transferred to the Bolling Air Base Hospital. Police said the stabbing took place at Fourteenth and F streets N.W. They said Airman Tole had been sent from the theater to get a policeman after an as sistant manager had trouble persuading Sisson to leave the theater. ■ * 6 jL 8 I wmmmm if 1% * mwmm li:W[ jig i * ; mm I uWmk I Jii wB B ■ b k . Wfcgrmm MTIp fm '9 Jp. jHJBf PRESIDENT EISENHOWER VISITS BROTHER—State College, Pa.—Dr. Milton S. Eisenhower (left) waves to sight-seers as he stands on the lawn of his residence with his brother, President Eisenhower, who is visiting with him for the week end. —AP Wirephoto. Eisenhower (Continued From First Page.) snapping and grinding away for three or four minutes, the Presi dent called out: “Okay, have you had enough?” “Just a minute. Mr. Presi dent,” one of them called out. “Okay, he just got here,” Gen. Eisenhower said with a laugh. The President plans to return to Washington either tomorrow night or Monday morning. A large group of newsmen ar rived yesterday afternoon, al though James Hagerty, the President’s press secretary, said no interviews would be permitted and no statement given out. Colorful May Day services will take place almost in front of the President’s dwelling this after noon. Miss Barbara Baker, a pretty 21-year-old Sunbury iPa.) senior, is to be crowned May Queen. Mrs. Eisenhower will remain here until Monday night when she will help select and crown Miss Penn State. Dock Union's Ouster By AFL More Likely After'Shape-Up'Yote By the Associated Press NEW YORK, May 9.—-Possi bility that the strife-torn Inter national Longshoremen’s Asso ciation may be ousted from the AFL increased today after met ropolitan New York dock workers voted to retain the much-con demned “shape-up” hiring sys tem. There also were predictions of mounting turmoil on the rackets ridden water front. The AFL Executive Council has ordered the longshore union to clean up the piers, and get rid of the “shape-up” practice, or face expulsion from the parent body. Frame-up Charges Heard. Charges of a frame-up elec tion arose, even before results of the vote yesterday showed that New Jersey and New York dock hands had voted 7,000 to 3.920 in favor of the “shape-up.” There were 978 voided ballots. The 35 metropolitan locals form the bulk of the 65,000- member ILA on East and Gulf coasts. The Honest Ballot Association, an independent agency, super vised the poll; but there were wide objections to the way the question was put: “Are you sat isfied with the present method of hiring?” In Washington, George Meany, AFL president, told a Senate subcommittee this was a “loaded question.” He said ILA members were offered “the system they’ve got or nothing.” The Rev. John M. Corridan, a Jesuit priest active in the fight for waterfront reforms, said on a television program that in timidation was used prior to the voting. “Union lieutenants went along the docks telling the men they better keep what they’ve got, or they won’t have anything,” he said. “Most of the men had little chance to know what they were voting for.” Pier Boss Picks Out Men. Under the shape-up, long shoremen are hired for a day's work by a pier boss who picks them out of the crowd of job hopefuls. The system has been attacked at State and Federal investiga tions as a breeder of rackets, of kick-backs to curry favor with the bosses, and of loan sharking. Joseph P. Ryan. ILA presi dent now under indictment for grand larceny of union funds, reportedly was in favor of re | taining the system. He has I admitted 30 per cent of the ILA ; officers and dock bosses have ; criminal records. Thieves Steal Safe In Car Lot Office Yeggs early today broke into ' the office of a used car lot and made off with a small safe con taining about $75 in cash and $1,200 in checks. Edward White, manager of the Logan Motor Co.’s used car lot at 5301 Wisconsin avenue N.W., said the thieves entered by “shouldering in” a side door of the office. He said tire tracks indicated that the yeggs loaded the safe onto a car or truck they had backed up to the door. The safe was about 2 feet high and weighed between 200 and 300 pounds, Mr. White said. Park Avenue Girl Must Choose Between Love and a Bequest By tho Associated Press NEW YORK, May 9.—A pretty Park avenue girl today faced this poignant choice: Did she want wealth? Or the man she loved? With her 21st birthday just two weeks away, Jean L. Tan burn has received a court ruling that she must choose between one or the other. She can’t have both. Caught in this classic conflict between love and money, Miss Tanbum last night declined to comment. If she goes ahead with her plans to marry Donelson M. Kelly, jr., she forfeits her rights to a SIO,OOO cash inheritance and a $6,500-a-year income from a $675,000 trust fund. The dilemma resulted from a provision in her great-grand father's will that no descendant who marries a person “not of the Jewish faith and not of Jewish blood” can benefit from the will. Mr. Kelly, a Princeton Uni versity senior, is not Jewish. He and Miss Tanburn, who attended Vassar, are engaged and planned to marry before he reports to the Army at Fort Sill, Okla., next month. When the problem was put before Surrogate William T. Col lins yesterday, he said Miss Tan- Senate Adopts Bill Giving Virginia Another Judge By tho Associated Press The Senate approved yester day a bill providing for an addi tional Federal judge for the eastern district of Virginia. The provision for a third judge is in a Senate omnibus bill to set up judgeships. The judge will have residence at Nor folk, a revision of the original proposal for a floater judge. Representative Poll, Republi can, of Virginia, a leader in a fight against the floating judge proposal, said he has “every rea son to believe” that the House will adopt the Senate-approved provision for Virginia. Page Official Resigns LURAY, Va., May 9 (Special). —Allen W. Roadcap, superin tendent of public welfare for the past 18 months in Page County, has resigned effective June 20. He has accepted a position in the industrial field in Maryland. His successor has not been ap pointed. SAVE up to 25% FUELOIL yf \ m B BBBBBEfagggpD SEE THE PROOF - See Sinclair’s sensational Twin-Boiler Demonstration at the Sinclair Show Room. See how the TIMKEN Silent Automatic uses up to 25% less fuel oil than conventional gun-type burners to produce the’same ffllvjf/M heat! No obligation. Call Gus j Heater at Taylor 9-8500. 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Rosenthal, a silk im porter, who died in 1938. He left bequests totalling $5 million, in cluding a fortune to Miss Tan burn’s father, Stephen A. Tan bum, who died last October. The inheritance and trust fund was to go to Miss Tanburn when she reached 21 on May 24, if she qualified. She and her mother live at 1160 Park avenue. Mr. Kelly is the son of Don M. Kelly, now of Paraguay, and Mrs. Hubert Dumont, of New Orleans. Truce (Continued From First Page.) could be detained indefinitely if your side so desires.” “We showed that, being denied any alternative to repatriation or continued captivity, the pris oners could, under that proposal be coerced into accepting re patriation,” Gen. Harrison said. “We showed that the proposal did not constitute a final solution of this problem, in that it did not provide for the disposition of those prisoners who do not avail themselves of their right to be repatriated.” Gen. Harrison asked if the new proposal was “any more than an agreement to defer the final solution of the prisoner-of war question until some later date?” “Will you indicate how the current proposal cures these defects?” Gen. Harrison also asked how the commission would supervise POWs and which languages would be used by the commission. The meeting was adjourned until 11 a.m. Sunday (10 p.m. EDT Saturday) after the Reds asked for a recess. Industrialists Study Sales Tax as Help to U. S. in Depression By tho Associated Pross HOT SPRINGS, Va., May 9. A Federal sales tax was being, explored cautiously today by the i Nation’s top industry executives i as a possible bolster for Federal revenues if a recession should come. Members of the Commerce Department’s Business Advisory Council, meeting in closed ses sion here with Secretary Weeks, conceded that so drastic a change in national tax policy could not be posed for immediate action. Business Growth Bright. They also voiced, in private conversation, the view that the business outlook is highly favor able for possibly a year ahead and that any recession caused by dwindling defense outlays will be mild and brief. But the opinion was wide spread—and is understood to be shared by some Treasury officials —that present tax policy leans too heavily on individual income and corporate taxes, which might drop sharply in a recession. The council, an appointed group of more than 100 corpo ration heads which for 20 years has been advising Secretaries of Commerce, discusses the business outlook with Mr. Weeks at to day’s meeting in the Homestead Hotel, and also has on schedule a talk by Vice President Nixon and a question-and-answer ses sion with him. Back Tough Tax Policy. The council yesterday threw its support solidly to President Eisenhower’s tough tax policy and his liberal foreign trade pro gram. The members: 1. Officially and unanimously called for a one-year extension of the Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act which expires next month, and decried all proposed acts of Congress which would violate existing tariff agreements. 2. Unofficially but with seem ingly equal unanimity, indorsed Gen. Eisenhower’s opposition to tax cuts until a balanced Fed eral budget is achieved or is in sight. The council’s chairman, John D. Biggers, president of Libbey- Owens-Ford Glass Co., Toledo, said the consensus was that “the Read about it THE SAME DAY IT HAPPENS... IN %\)t fEoening The only IVuhington Newspaper that gives you COMPLETE REPORTS OF TODAY’S NEWS TODAY Home Delivered 1 .... | THE EVENING STAR Daily and Sunday i nth & a™, n.w. I Washington, D. C. FOR ONLY $1.75 I with to order homo delivery of The Star ot indicated: , I ( ) Monthly rate. 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He is now being held on Ellis Island. ’ —AP Wirephoto. reduction of expenditures and the balancing of the budget should be the primary con siderations.” Applies to 3 Taxes. This view applies to the excess profit tax, scheduled to expiie June 30, as well as to income and corporation taxes, Mr. Biggers said. The resolution on foreign i trade policy declared it is of I [ | “the highest importance” that friendly Latin-American coun tries continue to be able to sell in the United States market. Not specifically mentioned in the resolution, but condemned in, discussion on the floor, was the , ! Treasury’s action this week in imposing an 18 per cent counter vailing tariff on Uruguayan ex ports of wool tops, a semi ' | manufactured w'ool. Rover's Office to Sue For Gambling Fines United States Attorney Leo A. Rover announced yesterday his office will press civil suits in an effort to collect SI,OOO fines from gambling tax delinquents who are lound able to pay fines. The announcement came after a fifth defendant escaped both paying the fine and going to jail. The last case was that of Mrs. ; Thelma M. Baughman, 40, of the 4200 block of Gorman street N.W., who pleaded guilty to fail ,j ure to buy the SSO Federal gam bling tax stamp. Mrs. Baughman, still on pro bation for possession of num bers slips, was fined SI,OOO on the tax charge by Municipal Court Judge Thomas C. Scalley. rhe law. however, does not re quire a Jail term for persons who cannot pay the fine. Mrs. Baughman was allowed to go free. Mr. Rover said in the future his office and the Internal Reve nue Bureau will investigate the finances of each person fined for non-payment of the tax. Suits will be brought against those who seem able to pay. Some defendants who have pleaded guilty to violating the tax stamp act have been given jail sentences for failure to pay the SI,OOO minimum fine. All of these defendants, however, had been sentenced to serve time on gambling charges and the jail sentences under the tax act were allowed to run concurrently. — 4 Drown as Car Plunges Info River in Kentucky By tho Associated Pros* HOPKINSVILLE. Ky.. May 9. —Four members of one family w-ere drowned last night w r hen ! their automobile swerved from ; the highway near Pee Dee and ! landed in Little River. | A fifth occupant kicked out ! a rear window of the almost completely submerged machine ; and swam to safety. The dead, all residents of Christian County: | Emmitt Hutchison, 24, th« driver: his wife. Rose, 21; their i son, Terry, 18 months, and Hutchison’s brother, Thomas. 28. Billy Covington. 16, of Hop kinsville, was only scratched in 1 his hurried exit from the auto, i He was not related to the vic . tims. The accident occurred 15 miles | west of Hopkinsville.