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Weather Forecast
Fair weather tonight with lowest about 46.
Tomorrow increasing cloudiness and mild.
(.Full report on Page A-2.)
Temperatures Today,
Midnight..s6 6 a.m.. 49 li a.m.-.63
2 a.m. ..55 8 a.m.. 53 Noon -.66
4 a.m.-.50 10 a.m.-.62 i p.m. _.68
An Associated Press Newspoper
101st Year. No. 299.
Benson Turns Down Cattlemen
On Direct Supports as They
Warn of Bankruptcy Danger
Secretary Leaves
Way Open, However,
For 'Practical' Relief
By James E. Roper
Secretary of Agriculture Ben
son today turned down, at least
for the present, a cattlemen’s de
mand for direct Government sup
ports on the price of live cattle.
* Some 350 cattlemen from 30
States crowded into the Agri
culture Department auditorium
and told Secretary Benson, face
to face, that they needed Gov
ernment price supports. They
said the cattle industry was in
a “lot of trouble” and many
stockmen faced bankruptcy un
less the Government acted now.
Secretary Benson replied by
outlining intensive Government
attempts to help stockmen—par
ticularly those hurt by drought—
through subsidized feed, reduced
railroad rates, emergency credit
and beef purchases for school
lunch programs, the Army, and
overseas gifts.
Prefers Indirect Method.
Referring directly to the re
quest for direct support on live
cattle. Secretary Benson said:
“Maybe it can be done on
cattle but it seems to me that
this indirect method is better.”
He said beef cannot be stored
like other commodities and
would represent “many other
problems.” He recalled previous
Government attempts to support
prices on perishables.
He said an attempt to support
prices on hogs was “a dismal j
failure,” potato supports turned
into a “fiasco.” and egg sup
ports were “disappointing.”
Secretary Benson said he had
an “open mind” on cattle prob
lems and hoped for “substantial
improvements in the present
program” but warned that any
program must be practical.
Will Consider Proposals.
“If you can come up with a
plan for something that we are
not doing, we’ll consider it,”
Secretary Benson said.
Secretary Benson conceded
stockmen are hit by a cost-price
squeeze but predicted that “most
of the adjustments in this indus
try are over and the outlook is
“If I were back on the farm,
I’d put feeder cattle in the
yards,’’ Secretary Benson said.
Dennis Driscoll, a cattle feeder
from Colorado Springs, Colo.,
and a spokesman for the cattle
men, immediately replied:
« % “If that is all the outlook we
have, God help the cattle indus
try.” “ .
Cattlemen Applaud Retort.
The cattlemen applauded.
Then thdy headed for the
American Legion Hall at Third
and E streets N.W. for a private
meeting to discuss the situation
and probably form specific, writ
ten proposals to submit to Secre
tary Benson at another meeting
set for tomorrow.
The cattlemen came to Wash
ington in buses, automobiles,
trains and aircraft in a demon
stration sponsored by the Na
tional Farmers Union, which has
been supporting large-scale Gov
ernment aid for all segments of
The cattlemen, many still
garbed in Western boots and
wide-brimmed hats, met at 8 a.m.
today at the Legion hall to or
ganize and then went before the
reluctant Secretary Benson. Nine
cattlemen went to the speaker’s
stand before television cameras
and lights and pleaded for Gov
ernment aid.
Reply Reflects Crises.
Secretary Benson and all of
his top assistants sat on the
front row and listened impas
The speakers said they were
not rabble rousers and hoped
that politics could be kept out
of the dispute.
Secretary Benson’s reply, how
ever, tully reflected the political
crises that Republicans face be
cause of mounting criticism from
farm interests. He said he had
talked this morning by telephone
with President Eisenhower and
he was sympathetic with the cat
tlemen’s problem.
Mr. Benson said that as a for
mer farmer he was fully aware
oi the cost-price squeeze. He
emphasized, however, that most
of the drop in farm prices oc
curred before the Republicans
took office. He said that cattle
(See FARM, Page A-3.)
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Dean Meeting With Reds Runs
Into Snag Over Neutrals
Communists Demand at First Session
More Nations Be Admitted to Conference
By th« Associated Press
PANMUNJOM, Oct. 26.—The
Communists today raised an im
mediate threat to the success
of preliminary Korean peace
talks at their opening session
by demanding the admission of
neutral nations to the big talks
—a proposal opposed by the
United States.
Despite the ominous first day
of the preliminary talks, Arthur
Dean, the United States Ambas
sador representing the United
Nations, expressed hope that an
agreement could be hammered
out and “a political conference
will be held.”
Mr. Dean and the Communists
ran together head-on over an
agenda for the preliminary talks.
The Reds insisted on discussing
composition of the political con
ference as the first item on the ;
agenda for this meeting.
Mr. Dean has no authority to
negotiate the makeup of the po
litical conference. He can dis
cuss only administrative matters,
time and place.
Red China’s Peiping radio said
in a broadcast after the meeting
that the question of composition
“must” be decided in the Pan
munjom talks.
Meet Again Tonight.
The preliminary talks lasted
qne hour and 15 minutes. The
negotiators meet again tomor
row at 11 a.m. (9 p.m. Monday
The Reds were represented by
Huang Hua, counsellor of the
Chinese Communist Foreign As-
Indian General Sees
’Very Small' Hope
For Talks to POWs
Split in Commission
Over Use of Force
Balks Persuasion
By th» Associated Press
PANMUNJOM, Oct. 26.—Tile
strife-torn Communist efforts to
persuade 22,400 ex-Red soldiers
to go home appeared near an
end today, stymied by an open
split in the prisoner repatriation
commission over whether to force
the POWs to listen to the Red
Lt. Gen. K. S. Thimayya. In
dian chairman of the commis-
Dickenson Says He Delayed His Return
to Gather Evidence. Page A-5
sion, said tonight the commis
sion’s chances of success in its
mission are “very small.”
“The situation is now very
serious,” Gen Thimayya told
newsmen after a 2-hour and 8-
i minute commission meeting de
bate on a letter stating the rival
Communist and non-Communist
Gen. Thimayya said the let
ter would not be made public
for several days. •
Observers have speculated
that the Communists may be
seeking away out of the ex
planations after two days of
talks with 921 Chinese won only
20 prisoners back to the Red
Split on Use of Force.
The commission is split over
whether to force the. prisoners
to listen to the Red interviews.
Red satellites Poland and
Czechoslovakia walked out once
to enforce their demands that
the POWs be made to listen, at
gunpoint if necessary. Sweden
and Switzerland have just as
stubbornly refused to approve
the use of force.
India s Thimayya effectively
has sided against the Reds, rul
ing that force can not be used
unless the commission agrees to
it unanimously.
Gen. Thimayya said he pre
served a “modest” draft describ
ing the rival stands of the Com
munist and free world members,
but it was not accepted at the
commission meeting.
Instead, a subcommittee repre
senting all five nations will work
or a new letter that will explain
the disagreement from the start
of the commission.
Halted by Breakout Threat.
On the second day of sched
uled explanations. October 16,
thousands of North Korean
POWs threatened a mass break
out if the Indians came in after
them. The explanations were
| canceled for that day.
The next time the Koreans
(See POWs, Page A-12.)
Weylond to See British
Gen. Otto P. Weyland, com
mander of the United States Far
East Air Force, left here today
by plane for Hong Kong for high
level talks with British air force
| chiefs. He was scheduled to re
: main in Hong Kong two or three
i days.
Wot Mb&nim
airs Ministry, and Ki Sok Bok,
who holds the same position in
North Korea.
Ki works for North Korean
Foreign Minister Nam 11, who
represented the Reds in the
armistice negotiations.
The North Korean hastily
opened the meeting with a pre
pared statement demanding the
admission of neutrals—particu
larly Asian neutrals—to the
political conference. The Chinese
representative immediately
echoed the arguments.
Mr. Dean merely noted the.
Red statements and in answer":
proposed that the ' conference
get started November 23. He pro
posed an agenda listing time
and place as the first order of
business in the preliminary
Red Site Ruled Out.
He told the Reds that the
United States would like to see
the peace conference held at
Honolulu, San Francisco or
He said he wouldn’t insist on
any one of those cities but he j
ruled out a meeting in Com- I
munist territory.
The United Nations agenda
left the door open for dis
cussion of who should attend the
conference talks. It listed “other
matters” as the last item for
Newsmen were allowed to
watch much of the first session
: and the impression was voiced
(See CONFERENCE, Page A-12.)
Dulles Has Busy Day
Explaining Israel Aid
Cutoff to New York
City's G. O. P. Leaders
Confer With Secretary;
Riegelman Gets Pledge
Secretary of State Dulles spent
a busy day today explaining to
Republican politicians concerned
with the Jewish vote in New I
York this Government’s action
| in suspending economic aid to
Israel. ,
Harold Riegelman, Republican
candidate for Mayor of New
York City, conferred with Mr.
Dulles for an_hour and one half
this morning.
Mr. Riegelman later issued a
State Department - approved
statement saying “I am assured
that full United States economic
; aid will be given to Israel” when
a dispute over a project involv
ing diversion of Jordan River
waters is resolved.
Mr. Dulles also arranged to
see at 2 p.m. today Senator Ives
and Representative Javits, Re
publicans, of New York and a
group of private citizens they
were bringing to his office to
discuss the matter.
Campaign Issue Denied.
Mr. Riegelman told reporters
the question of economic aid for
Israel “has no place whatever” i
in the New York municipal elec
tion campaign.
He said he did not plan to
make any campaign speeches on
the matter, but might be “driven
into it if there are any more
misrepresentations” of the situa
tion by his opponents in the may
oralty race
Mr. Riegelman said Henry A.
Byroade, Assistant Secretary of
State for Near Eastern Affairs,
and John D. Jernegan, Mr. By
roade’s deputy, had been called
j in by Mr. Dulles to approve the
; statement he issued.
Mr. Riegelman added that
“the statement represents the
full measure” of the results
achieved at the conference.
Quotation Marks Authorized.
Republican political concern
in the situation was reflected at
the State Department last Fri
day when a press officer issued a
statement quoting the Secre
tary’s Tuesday’s press conference
remarks about Israeli aid. Un
der the press conference rules,
; Mr. Dulles’ remarks could be re
ported last Tuesday only as in
direct quotation. The Friday
release authorized quotation
marks around his statements of
the matter.
The department said the quo
' tations were being released “in
answer to inquiries.” Presum
-1 ably the aim was to squelch what
Mr. Riegelman said had been
’ i misrepresentations in the New
i York campaign.
Mr. Riegelman said that Rob
ert F. Wagner, jr., Democratic'
candidate for New York Mayor,
has “misrepresented” the aid
suspension as resulting from the
Qibya raid in which Jordan
claimed 66 persons were killed
by the Israelis. In his state
ment Mr. Riegelman said he was
! convinced the raid in no way
affected the United States pro-
I gram aiding Israel. ,
U. 5. Pay Raise
Is Among Top
Bills for 1954
Higher Congressional
Salaries, Postal Rate
Increase Considered
By Joseph Young
Chairman Carlson of the Sen
ate Civil Service Committee an
nounced today that his commit
tee early next year will act on
legislation to provide pay raises
for the Government’s classified
and postal employes.
The Kansas Republican said a
pay boost for Federal workers is
among the important legislative
items that his committee will
consider next year. He did not
say what specific bill he favors.
Several pay bills are pending.
Hearings on pay raise legisla
tion are expected to be held dur
ing the early part of next year’s
Other Top Legislation.
Senator Carlson also listed, in
a press release, the following im
portant legislation that will re
ceive his committee’s attention
next year:
1. A congressional pay raise.
2. Liberalization of the Gov
ernment’s retirement and sur
vivorship insurance system.
3. Repeal or modification of
the Whitten rider, which curbs
promotions and permanent ap
pointments in Government.
4. An increase in postal rates
The various Federal employe
unions have been urging Con
gress to increase Federal salaries,
declaring that the rise in the
cost of living justifies another
pay boost.
Senator Carlson’s statement
was greeted with great enthusi
asm by Federal employe union
leaders. As chairman of the
committee and a close friend and
confidante of President Eisen
hower, Senator Carlson Is con
sidered the key man in the Sen
ate as far as pay raise legisla
tion is concerned.
Living Cost Comparison Sought.
Senator Carlson said he has
asked the Civil Service Commis
sion to compile figures showing
how much Federal salaries have
lagged behind rising living costs
since the last Government pay
boost was voted by Congress in
October, 1951.
The Senator indicated he
would sponsor a pay raise bill
shortly after Congress convenes
next January, the amount to de
pend on living cost factors at
that time.
Last week Senator Johnston,
Democrat, of South Carolina, the
top minority member of the com
mittee. called for another Feder
al pay raise and invited Senator
Carlson to join him in co-spon
soring such legislation.
Eisenhower Returns
From Catocfin Trip
President Eisenhower was back
at his desk today after a week
end at Camp David in the Ca
The President faced a busy
schedule, highlighted by the
midweek visit of King Paul and
Queen Frederika of Greece, who
are to arrive late Wednesday.
Gen. Eisenhower and his party
returned to the White House at
10:45 last night, after a brisk
65-mile drive in the heavy Sun
day traffic that the Associated
Press reported led to several
“near accidents.”
There was no accompany : ng
police escort, and in the course
of the two-hour drive, a num
ber of private passenger cars
wove in and out of the seven
car presidential caravan at
spurts better than 60 miles an
The President and Mrs. Eisen
hower had as their guests Mrs.
George E. Allen, wife of the :or
mer Reconstruction Finance
Corporation director; Mr. and
Mrs. Gordon Moore, the brother
in-law and sister of Mrs. Eisen
hower; Dr. Horace M. Snyder,
presidential physician, and Mrs.
Snyder, and Comdr. Edward L.
Beach, naval aide to the Piesi
Benson's Job Seen in Danger
Unless He Solves Farm Problem
By Jack Bell
Associated Press Staff Writer
Many practical Republican
politicians believe that Ezra Taft
Benson’s job as Secretary of
Agriculture is uncertain unless
he can come up with a program
that will convince both Congress
and the farmer.
The key to the situation is
President Eisenhower’s attitude.
These politicians say that Gen.
Eisenhower property is standing
behind Mr. Benson in the cur
rent uproar over farm policies, in
order to give his Secretary a real
chance to produce a program for
presentation to Congress in
That program, and the way he
presents it, will be Secretary
Benson’s test in the eyes of
many G. O. P. officeholders.
If the Secretary comes out for
fixed, high-level price supports
on major crops, possibly with
some eye-catching gimmick of
his own, he may weather the
political storm.
But if he makes It apparent
Use of Probe Testimony Wins
Review for Convicted Gambler
Supreme Court Also Grants Hearing
To New York's Ban on Motion Picture
By Robert 1 K. Walsh
The Supreme Court agreed to- |
day to review the conviction of
a Baltimore man who protested
against the court use of testi
mony he gave to the former Sen
ate Crime Investigating Commit
tee concerning his gambling ac
The appeal was brought by
Walter Rouse, who was sen
tenced in a Baltimore court last
year to seven years in prison for
violating the State lottery laws.
The high court also agreed to
review a New York State ban on
the motion picture “La Ronde.”
That picture, which was shown
here last year, was banned in
New York by censorship author
ities who declared it immoral, 'j
The Supreme Court, in a some
what smilar case a year ago,
reversed a New York State ban
on the motion picture, “The
Miracle.” That picture had been
banned on the ground of sacri
In other orders at a brief ses
sion today before recessing to
Hope of Rain by Tomorrow
Appears in Weather Pattern
The possibility of rain for this
area by tomorrow night stirred
hope today for some relief from
the long crop-damaging, fire
provoking drought.
The Weather Bureau could
offer nothing more than hope
today, but it was speculation
based on a weather pattern
which often brings rain to the
Moving up from the Gulf of
Mexico, clouds have dumped
heavy showers in Texas, Louisi
ana, Arkansas, Missouri, East
ern Oklahoma and Eastern
Thunderstorms left 1.78 inches
of rain at Dallas, 1.68 inches at
Wichita Falls and 1.08 at Gal
veston. Lake Charles, La., re
ceived 2.40 inches: Shreveport,
La., nearly an inch, and Little
Pock, Ark., .42 of an inch.
The rains are not only impor
tant to those regions, suffering
from the national drought, but
are regarded as a good omen for
the parched Middle - Eastern
area. Many rains which move
across West Virginia, Virginia,
the District and Maryland origi
nate in the Gulf region.
The Weather Bureau said it
that he is only reluctantly sup
porting continuance of 90 per
cent parity and still believes as
he has said before that the
farmers ought to help them
selves except in emergencies.
Secretary Benson's political
goose may be cooked.
However, Leonard W. Hall,
Republican national chairman,
last night expressed full con
fidence that the administration
will come up during the next
session of Congress with a farm
program “far better than we
now have.” He said the farm
problem would be removed as a
political issue before the 1954
On the NBC television show
“Meet the Press.” Mr. Hall was
asked if he considered Secretary
Benson a political burden in
view of the criticism aimed at
him. Mr. Hall replied, “no.”
He added that most of the criti
cism is coming from people who
would oppose Secretary Benson
regardless of what he does,
merely because he's a Republi
I November 9. the Supreme Court:
1. Refused to intervene in the
conviction of Woodruff L. Clark,
a former manager of the Conti
nental Life Insurance Co. here,
on charges of mail fraud. Clark
was convicted in the United
States District Court for the Dis
trict of Columbia last year and
sentenced to from one to three
years. He was charged with hav
ing persuaded Mrs. Ruth K.
Dixon to invest about $3,000 in j
the company in 1941. Instead
of turning over the money to the
company, it was charged he kept
it himself and made “dividend
payments” to her for several
years without the knowledge or
consent of the company.
2. Agreed to review the mur
i der conviction of Elwood North,
a Florida man who contended
that his constitutional rights
were violated when a minister
was permitted to talk with the
jury during its deliberations.
The minister, he declared, ad
vised the jurors not to recom
mend mercy if they found him
was too early to estimate size of
the rain, which could arrive to
morrow night or later.
In addition to the good news
in the southwest and south, the
New England states could re
joice over “drought-ending”
rains which 'blanketed those
states and eastern New York
Woodlands Reopened.
Enough rain fell for Massa
chusetts, “Connecticut and New
Hampshire to reopen their wood
lands. Those of Maine, Vermont
and Rhode Island had not been
closed. Not enough rain fell in
New York State to end the ban
on hunting, but New Jersey may
now reconsider reopening its
The rain greatly lessened
danger of forest fire in New
England, a fear that has been
mounting in this immediate
area of Virginia, Maryland and
West Virginia.
Virginia experienced the latest
and most damaging of a series
of outbreaks over the weekend.
It cost the State more than 3.000
acres of valuable timberland in
the Fort Lewis Mountain "tea
of Roanoke County.
400 Volunteers W’ork.
More than 400 volunteers, in
cluding students from Virginia
Tech, Virginia Military Institute
and other schools, battled the
fire Saturday and Sunday. Early
yesterday it seemed under con
trol, but a 25-mile-an-hour wind
fanned it back to life.
By late yesterday a 13-mile
fire Jine was established around
the area and it was believed the
worst was over. Four small fires
burned in Fairfax County, and
one each in Stafford. Culpeper
and Amherst Counties yesterday.
The Weather Bureau forecast
showers for southwest Virginia
and western Maryland tomorrow,
which might be of some benefit.
Southwest Virginia has had 55
or 60 fires the past week.
State Forester George Dean
estimated the Roanoke County
fire cost SIOO,OOO, bringing to
$250,000 estimated loss of timber
in Virginia since July 1.
Gen. Ridings in New Post
SEOUL. Oct. 26 <£>).—Maj.
Gen. E. W. Ridings, former com
mander of the United States 3d
Infantry Division, today took
command of the United States
Military advisory group to the
Republic of Korea in Taegu. His
wife, Mrs. Vera Bernhard Rid
ings, resides at the Kennedy-
Warren, Washington, D. C.
Draft Dodger, New Type
You don’t often feel sympathetic
toward a draft dodger. However, there
are exceptions. See “Life in the U.S."
Page A-7.
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Kidnap Case Officer
Balks at Testifying
Before Grand Jury
Lt. Shoulders Asserts
He Won't Reveal Who
Aided Him in Capture
By the Associated Press
ST. LOUIS. Oct. 26.—Police j
Lt. Louis Shoulders, credited with
breaking the Greenlease kidnap- -j
ing case, said today he will re
fuse to testify before a Federal
Grand Jury which will meet in
| Kansas City tomorrow to con
sider the case.
Lt. Shoulders resigned Satur- j
day with an angry charge that '
his reputation as a police officer
has been destroyed by an in
quiry here into police handling
of the case
Meanwhile, a Nation-wide dis
tribution of serial numbers of
the missing $303,720 in ransom
money was begun by the FBI,
with authorities here apparently
stalled in their search for the
Two Subpoenaed,
i Lt. Shoulders and his land
lady, Miss June Marie George, j
have been subpoenaed to appear
! before the Kansas City grand '
jjury Wednesday.
“I’m going to stand on my
i constitutional rights and refuse !
'to testify,” Lt. Shoulders said. |
“Miss George will do likewise.
“It’s not that I’m afraid of
incriminating myself, but I re
fuse to disclose or divulge the
names of my informants that
helped me catch the kidnapers, j
“In my 27 years of police work j
I’ve always kept confidences and I
I don’t intend to change now.”
Lt. Shoulders maintains he had j
a tip from a source other than |
Taxi Driver John Hager. It has j
been established that Mr. Hager j
I tipped Lt. Shoulders that Carl j
i Austin Hall, who later confessed
I the kidnap-killing of 6-year-old j
Bobby Greenlease, was on a
I spending? spree and was armed.
Patrolman Recalled.
As top St. Louis police officials J
resumed their inquiry today into
police handling of the case here, j
Patrolman Elmer Dolan was re
called for additional testimony.
Mr. Dolan was Lt. Shoulders’
partner in the arrest that led to
the solution of the kidnap slay
The lists of serial numbers of
the missing ransom money, all
in $lO and S2O bills, went to law
enforcement agencies, banks and
other financial and business con
Only $296,280 of the record
$600,000 ransom was recovered
with the arrest here of the con
fessed kidnap-slayers. Today’s
announcement by the FBI in
Washington that the list of ser
ial numbers made up the remain
der of the money means that
none of the missing bills has
turned up.
Broadway Ticker Tape
Greets Dean Today
By th* Associated Press
NEW YORK. Oct. 26—Maj.'
Gen. William F Dean, Korean
war hero recently released from
a Communist prison camp, gets
a lower Broadway ticker tape
parade and a civic reception at
city hall today.
Gen. Dean spent the week end
at West Point with his son,
Cadet William F. Dean, jr.
Late News
Gasoline Strike Off
LONDON. UP). London's
gasoline strikers voted in a
stormy meeting tonight to go
bark to work.
| (Earlier Story on Page A-5.)
New York Markets. Poqes A-18-19
City Contracts
Will Ban Racial
Other Moves to End
Bias Also Planned,
Spencer Discloses
By Cait Hendley, Jr.
The District government to
day announced that effective
November 16 all city contracts
for services or supplies would
carry a clause forbidding racial
Commissioner Samuel Spencer
announced the action at a press
conference held in the office of
Secretary of. Labor Mitchell.
“We believe this constitutes an
important step forward in the
policy of the District government
regarding racial matters,” Mr.
Spencer read from a letter an
nouncing the new policy. He
added that this brought the
District government in line with
contract practices of the Federal
First Move in Series.
Mr. Spencer said the move was
the first in a series of orders
which the District government
is preparing to clear up racial
discrimination in the local gov
The conference was held in
Mr. Mitchell’s office because he is
ranking member in town cur
rently of the President’s Commit
tee on Government Contracts.
The Committee is headed by
Vice President Nixon, now on a
world tour.
The letter stated:
“Effective November 16, 1953,
it shall be the policy of the Dis
trict of Columbia government
to insert the following clauses
in all contracts to which the Dis
trict of Columbia is a party:
“ In connection with the per
formance of work under this
contract, the contractor agrees
not to discriminate against any
employe or applicant for em.
ployment because of race, creed,
color or national origin: and
further agrees to insert the fore
| going provision in all subctri
! tracts hereunder, except sub
| contracts for standard com
mercial supplies or raw ma
! terials.’ ”
Called to Officials’ Attention.
Mr. Spencer said the lack of
such a clause in District gov
ernment contracts had been
called to the Commissioners’ at
j tention by the committee.
He estimated that about S3O
million worth of contracts an
nually would be affected. About
$25 million of these are for con
struction-such as buildings,
sewers and water facilities and
highways. The remainder are
contracts for various supplies.
Mr. Spencer refused to dis
cuss what else the Commission
ers are doing to eliminate racial
discrimination. He said a num
ber of orders are under study,
In answer to a question about
whether there has been discrim
ination by contractors in the
past, Mr. Spencer said:
“You’ll have to draw your own
conclusions on that. In a com
munity like this, undoubtedly
there have been some contrac
tors practicing discrimination.”
Asked if he thought there waa
discrimination in employment by
the District government itself,
he commented:
“We are working on an order
to deal with that.”
'Mystery' Photo Plane
Held at Italian Base
By th# Atsociolxd Pr«»i
BARI, Italy, Oct. 26.—An air
plane of origin still cloaked in
mystery was reported today to
have landed shortly before dawn
Saturday at the Brindisi military
airbase, with four persona
In the plane, according to un
official reports, army investiga
tors found a powerful aerial
camera—but no decuments to
identify the four crewmen or
Inquiries at the airbase were
| answered tersely with: “Inves
tigation is under way by author
ities. For security reasons no
information can be given.”
They Left Their Jobs
And Made $3 Million
Reynolds and Leopold Freeman of
the American Instrument Co. her*
left the Bureau of Standards 34 years
ego, invested S3OO and pyramided it
to $3 million. Their success story
appears on Page B-l in the first of a
new series of articles on industry in
the Washington area.
lTOßS—Elaborate arrangements hava
been completed for the three-doy
visit to Washington of King Paul and
Queen Frederika of Greece. Tha
complete story of the royal welcoma
which awaits the King and Queen
when they arrive here Wednesday is
on Poge B-3.
Guide for Readers
Amusements B- 10 Lost, Found A-3
Classified B-11-16 Obituary A-12
Comics B- 18-19 Radio-TV B 17
Editorial A-10 Sports A-14-16
Edit'l Articles A-11 Womon's
Financial A-18-19 1 Section B-3-4

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