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THE EVENING STAR Washington, D. C. HONDAT. JUNE 21. 1854 Restful Night Spent By Truman After Emergency Operation By th. A»ociat*d Prui KANSAS CITY. June 21. Former President Harry S. Tru man was reported today to have spent a restful night after an emergency operation in which his gall bladder and appendix were removed. “He slept well last night.** re ported a nurse who had just come from his bedside at Re search Hospital, where the surgery took place early Sunday morning. After an examination later, Dr. Wallace Graham, his phy sician, said the patient was “feel ing better,” although in mod erate pain, and his temperature was down to 100 degrees this morning. Dr. Graham said Mr. Truman told him talking makes him tired, but the physician said that was the normal reaction after major surgery. Takes Step by Himself. He also reported that Mr. Truman took one step by him self this morning at Research Hospital. Dr. Graham, who also was the ex-President’s personal doctor during the White House days, said Mr. Truman should be able to leave the hospital in 10 days of all goes well. The physician said Mr. Tru man was “very ill” when he entered the hospital but had stood the operation extremely well. Became 111 at Play. Mr. Truman first became ill Friday night while attending the play “Call Me Madam” at the outdoor Starlight Theater. Mrs. Truman remained at the hospital during the operation. After a visit with her husband later in the day, she said he was “in good spirits as usual.” Their daughter Margaret, who is scheduled to make a theater debut tonight at Mountainhome, Pa., talked to her mother by tele phone at the hospital. . “I told Margaret her father was doing very well and that she should not come home,” Mrs. Truman said. “She de cided to stay and go ahead with her debut. Goodness, if this were to prevent her performance, that would bother Mr. Truman more than the operation.” Earlier Attacks Disclosed. During his %even-year stay in the White House, Mr. Truman suffered several gall bladder at tacks and had periodic .X-ray checks, Dr. Graham disclosed. The doctor said these wer* pain ful but not very severe. He described the gall as being in gangrenous' condi tion at Ihe time of the surgery. Since the operation thousands of telegrams have poured into, Mr.. Truman’s office, home and the hospital. Hearing •(Continued From First Page.) Army-McCarthy controversy. He said the session would be “in formal” because Senator Mc- Clellan of Arkansas, ranking sub committee Democrat was not in the city. “My guess is,” Senator Mundt told reporters, “that the com mittee is not going into that (the Hensel charges) matter feince we dismissed Mr. Hensel as a principal at the urging, or at least the concurrence, of his counsel.” Senator Mundt said the sub committee received the sworn Hensel statement. But he added that the group also received other statements, including one from Pvt. G. David Schine, for mer McCarthy committee con sultant and the central figure of the controversy. He added the committee just couldn’t take up all of the statements, i The South Dakota Senator added that his group had not held a “voting meeting since the Hensel statement had been re ceived. He added that the meeting would be brought up later, but indicated he didn’t think it would get anywhere. Potter Asks Checunate. Benator Potter, Republican, of Michigan, a subcommittee mem ber who expressed strong views The Weather Here and Over the Nation District and vicinity—Pair to-; Wind—Mostly southwest 10- night with low about 68. To- 20 miles per hour tonight, morrow, some cloudiness and KlTer Be#ort quite warm in the afternoon. (From u.s Engineers.) Maryland—Pair tonight with ; Potomac River muddy at Harper* Ferry low 60-68. Tomorrow, some per ™. u,: Bhenindo * h muddy cloudiness and quite warm in Humidity, the afternoon. (Reading* Washington National Airport.) Virginia—Pair tonight with Yesterday— Pet. Today — Pet. low 58-66. Tomorrow, fair and 1 Noon 41 Midnight s« quite warm in the afternoon. g pm . 47 10 ». m . «i AlOk \ I US. WEATHER SUKCAU MAP JvA JO V 24.65/ I Oapartmani es Cmm«i #pcT / *l7— —— L- I .."/.IQ— -1 lew Temperature* end Areas 4 /\ mrty •I Precipitation Expected Tonight J V V Tampers!art *i**ra« thaw \ y-|l lyfr *tim» tec Aisa 60 770 Weather Csndiiism *"* W * j^*"*** A» O* ' J* AM. IST «ain sn*»t‘ r vilVl \j” June 71,1414 thyhi and tew» in laihai Scattered thunderstorms are forecast for tonight from the Northern and Central Plains eastward to the Middle Atlantic ’ States. It wUI be clear in the western half of the Nation and In Northern New England, while partly cloudy weather is ex pected elsewhere. —AP Wirephoto Map. mßr JsHsl 1 ~ gstUp V t IHESsF « 4mHHr - - -JKm II I ijdS f I PH fr IS HI jw *§ WT M MARGARET TRUMAN MAKES STAGE DEBUT—Mountain home, Pa.—Despite her father’s illness, Margaret Truman goes on with the show as she poses with George Voskovec, her lead ing man, in a dress rehearsal of the play, "Autumn Crocus,” which opens tonight. It marks the debut of Miss Truman in the legitimate theater. —APWirephoto. on possible perjury after the hearings ended last Thursday,! insisted further on an ABC TV program last night that new j subcommittee hearings should be held up “until our staff problem j has been settled.” But he again declined to name any one. Senator Mundt said Senator McCarthy now is free to go ahead with regular subcommit tee investigations. Senator Jackson, Democrat, of Washington told a newsman “it is inconceivable” that the sub committee, of which he is a member, would tackle any new j investigation before disposing of ! charges against its staff. But he j said this could be done “sep arate and apart” from the find ings on the overall dispute. Mr. Cohn said last night he expected some members of the committee staff to resign to ac cept “attractive business offers.” “I have no plans to resign,” he said in an interview following j a television appearance on the Walter Winchell program over | the American Broadcasting Co. network. Wouldn’t Fight Dismissal. “But some members of the staff,” he added, “have received attractive business offers and I expect some of them will resign.” Mr. Cohn said he would not fight dismissal if a majority of the committee votes that he should leak remain on the staff. He said the 1 Oommittee had re ceived “a great deal of informa tion about Communists placed on supposedly respectable news papers.” When questioned after the program Mr. Cohn said one re sult of the 36-day hearings was to “show the public how slanted the news coverage of the hear ings was.” Hensel Files Affidavit. Mr. Hensel yesterday sub mitted a sworn affidavit for the i subcommittee record saying Sen ator McCarthy admitted he had no factual basis for the charges against him. Furthermore, Mr. Hensel said, 1 Senator McCarthy once offered in a conversation with him to withdraw the charges if this could be done within making the Senator appear to the public as a “damn fool.” “I explained,” Mr Hensel said, “my unwillingness to accept a withdrawal without a confession of error. That confession Sen- i ator McCarthy refused to make publicly.” < “I Add Two and Two.’” Mr. Hensel’s affidavit repeated in detail his earlier denials of j any wrongdoing, and went on to j quote a McCarthy statement in ; a closed subcommittee session as ; part of what it claimed was j proof the Senator had no basis for his charges. The transcript : quoted Senator McCarthy as saying: “I read that Struve Hensel was ; ■ the man who drafted the charges I go back and I check , my file and I find we had been < Resolution to Curb McCarthy Not'Dead,' Flanders Declares Senator Flanders, Republican of Vermont, denied flatly today that his move to strip Senator McCarthy of his committee' chairmanship was “dead.” The 73-year-old Vermonter, frequent and severe critic of | Senator McCarthy, said he would , call up his resolution for action around July 15 if Senator Mc- Carthy had not acted by that time to purge himself of what Senator Flanders called “con tempt of the Senate.” Senator Flanders also said he had been promised “a good measure” of Republican support if his resolution gets to the Sen ate floor. He refused to say who the Senators were who had promised to support his move to punish Senator McCarthy. The Vermont Senator pointed out that there had been specu lation in the press that his reso lution to' remove Senator Mc- Carthy from his chairmanships of the Senate committee on Gov ernment operations and its Per manent Investigations Subcom mittee was dead because the motion hfd been referred to the Senate Rule* Committee. “I would like to assure the American people that this reso lution is very much alive,” Sen ator Flanders said. “I have re ceived many expressions of sup port from colleagues on both sides of the aisle, and I do not intend to let the matter drop. “If Senator McCarthy has not purged himself of his con tempt of the Senate by July 15, my original resolution will either be brought out of committee or another resolution introduced on the floor. In any case I will not let this session of Congress end without providing the Senate with an opportunity to go clearly on the record of this issue.” The “contempt” referred to was Senator McCarthy’s refusal to go before a Senate committee and answer charges concerning his personal financial affairs and dealings which were raised by a Senate committee late in 1952. Senator Flanders pointed out the Senate by a 60-to-0 vote had said the committee had jurisdic tion to look into charges brought against Senator McCarthy. The Vermonter said, therefore, by his refusal to testify, Senator McCarthy was in contempt of the Senate. investigating Struve Hensel in a minor fashion since last De cember. I add two and two and I assume that is the motive. I put that in my charges.” Mr. Hensel said this showed Senator McCarthy “added two and two together and did not care whether he got four, five, seven or eight.” Record Temperatures Thli Tear. Highest. OS. on June 13. Lowest. 13. on January S 3. High sad Law nf Lsat 24 Heura. High. 86. at 3:40 p.m. Low. 66. at 6:10 a.m. Tide Tables. . (Furnished by United State* Coait and Oeodetic Survey.) Today. Tomorrow. 'High _ 12:10 p.m. _ Low 6:37 a.m. 7:29 a.m. High 12:43 a.m. 1:00 a.m. Low 7:03 p.m. 7:48 p.m. Tbs Sua and Mean. Rise*. Set*. Sun. today 5:43 8:37 Sun. tomorrow __ 6:42 8:37 Moon, today 11:57 p.m. 10:53 a.m. Automobile lights must be turned on one-hall hour after sunset. Precipitation. Monthly precipitation in inches in the Capital (currant month to date): Month. 1954. Avg. Record. January _ 2.30 338 7.83 37 February 0.85 3.00 6.84 ’B4 March 3.47 3.65 8.84 ’9l April 3.30 3.30 9.13 ’B9 ! May 2.98 3.71 10.69 ’53 June 0.48 8.97 10.94 'OO its* ::: 1:1* ill? 38 September ... 3.69 17.45 '34 October 2.91 8.81 '37 November 2.71 7.18 ’77 December ... 3.09 7.5« 'Ol Tamuaraturas In Various Cities. H. L. H. L. Abilene _ 95 73 Knoxville 87 o« Albany 90 67 Little Rock 95 73 ; Albuquerque 97 68 Los Angeles 86 64 Anchorage 65 48 Louisville 95 71 Atlanta 85 67 Memphis 92 72 Atlantic City 79 65 Miami 87 74 1 Baltimore 88 63 Milwaukee 84 63 ; Billings 79 60 Minneapolis 81 62 ! Birmingham 88 69 Montgomery 90 69 Bismarck 66 52 New Orieans 90 73 ; Boise ... 83 53 New York 88 68 Boston 93 66 Norfolk 81 61 Buffalo 80 70 Oklahoma C. 90 71 i Burlington. 83 73 Philadelphia 88 64 Charleston 82 71 Phoenix 111 78 j Charlotte.. 84 60 Pittsburgh 86 68 I Cheyenne 73 53 P’tland. Me. 76 62 I Chicago .. 90 23 P'tlend. Or. 75 53 Cincinnati 94 68 RaMgb . 88 56 i Cleveland.. 86 72 Reno _ . 91 48 Columbus.. 90 88 Richmond.. 85 61 ft 21 fettle, &li Barr-: u&s «sr « n Fort Worth. 90 65 8. Francisco 78 |f Houston 8| 73 Savannah || Ewum City || 77 WMUtA.._J if 74 Key West. _. 90 80 The Federal Spotlight Doherty Chides Summerfield On Postal Veto Prediction By Joseph Young Postmaster General Summerfield is “whistling in the dark’’ regarding his assertion that President Eisenhower will veto the 7 per cent postal pay raise bill, William C. Doherty, president of the AFL National Association of Letter Carriers, declares. With the fate of classified employes’ pay raise legislation directly linked to the postal pay • measure, the question as to whether President Eisenhower would or would not veto the postal pay ~ measure is of f paramount importance in the Federal . 1 pay picture. WmlM Mr. Doherty ’J issued a state ment in which - eral should be V H! reminded that ■ /j*V JSg thority *to r '"‘ veto legislation. Moreover, it is seriously doubted if he is speak ing for the White House. “Postal employes have no reason to expect a change in President Eisenhower’s often expressed interest in Federal employe welfare. They recall October 1952, during the cam paign, when he was quoted as saying: T am aware, despite wage .increases, the ordinary Federal employe is economically worse off than in 1939, due to inflation and high taxes. I do not believe that we can enlist or keep employes competent to conduct the business of the United States with that kind of economic prospect confronting them. We can, and will, do better than that’.” Commenting on the Presi dent’s campaign promise, Mr. Doherty declared: “Unless and until the White House announces that the Post master General is authorized to repudiate that understanding and realistic appraisal of Federal employment, Mr. Summerfield is undoubtedly whistling in the dark about a veto.” In his statement Mr. Doherty acknowledged that postal salary reclassification is needed, but he said the Postmaster General’s plan is not the answer. He de clared the study by a joint con gressional committee provided for in the 7 per cent postal pay bill approved by the House Civil Service Committee would lead to a satisfactory solution of the problem. Meanwhile, the postal pay raise bill is now before the House Rules Committee. If the com mittee does not clear the bill for House action within seven days, then sponsors of the 7 per cent measure will seek to get it out of committee through a dis charge petition. ** * * WHITTEN RIDER—The House Civil Service Committee is ex pected to modify the Whitten rider considerably so the Civil Service Commission can convert thousands of indefinite employes to permanent statu*. •. The T committee definitely will not vote for outright repeal of the rider. But committee mem bers indicate they will modify considerably the curbs on per manent appointments and pro motions and also provide for a gradual lifting of the ceiling as to how many permanent em ployes there can be in the Gov ernment. The committee is expected to wind up its hearings on the rider today, with Civil Service Com mission Chairman Philip Young concluding his testimony. Committee members appear to favor the lifting of ceilings on the number of permanent em ployes who can be in each salary grade, so permanent promotions can be made. Also, the commit tee appears favorable to revis ing the rider so former career employes who left the Govern ment and then returned later and received only indefinite ap pointments, can once again se cure permanent status. With these modifications, com-' mittee members indicated their belief that the CSC could then operate at least for the present under the over-all Whitten rider ceiling which limits the number of Government jobs to the num ber existing on September 30, 1950. Committee members point out that this would lead to per manent status for about 208,000 employes. The committee probably will provide for a gradual lifting of this ceiling over a period of years, I SONOTONE helps your career by making deafness disappear! t9Ol WASHINGTON BLDG. I 1435 O Si. N.W. QI. 7-0921 § 7- t; Handbae Hosmu. 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AWARD—The National Asso ciation of Postmasters had pre sented a special award to Repub lican Civil Service Commissioner George Moore for his work in protecting and improving the merit system. It is the first award of its kind ever given by the postmasters’ group to any one outside of the Post Office Department. AIR FORCE The following Air Force Department employes have been given outstanding per formance ratings: Burnett G. Anderson, John S. Arcana, Leroy A. Brothers, Edith E. Caffrey, Edna R. Cloaninger, Frederick J. Close, Ruby P. Conaway, Her man G. Crocker, jr., Francis L. Davis, Elaine C. Deane, Pasquel A. Don Vito. Margert K. Dunn, Edward J. Engoron, Jon A. Ever hard, Virginia C. Feldman, Jan ice R. Fenton, Mary F. Fisher, Virginia N. Foster, Max Golden, Marjorie E. Gregory, Regina A. Heath. Catherine B. Hicks, Jo seph S. Hoover, Anne D. Howell, Margaret S. Hutchinson, Marilyn James, Edward Lancaster, Ima F. Landers, Mabel C. Lauver, Naida M. Lechner, Donald R. Lester, Louise B. 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(Be sure to keep up with all the latest Government em ployes' news by reading the Federal Spotlight column six days a week in The Star and listening to the Federal Spot light radio broadcast at 6:45 p.m. each Saturday over WMAL.) usS. ttircoach \ tSAVE Time and MONEY! CHICAGO glUl NON-STOP ‘tSam ° n| y $26%? i Also dally Alreoaeh service to CjjiA | Cleveland ... $13.50 Milwaukee ...... $26.90 Sjpy \Sbf 1 Detroit $17.70 Mlnneapolls/St. Paul $38.80 caii M STerling 3-3000 Bi or your W W U f m Jm f TRAVEL AGENT MBmf B m B M B MR > Ticket Officei: B B • B K B MB -5/■; " M„ B § BS I Statler Lobby ,¥ -B 38 BUY THE BEST BY AIR | Naval Engineering Station Set To Show 50 Years' Progress * Special Dispatch to The Star ANNAPOLIS. June 21. —The! Naval Engineering Experiment Station, across the Severn River from the Naval Academy, will celebrate its 50th year of service Friday and Saturday. The semi-centennial will start with an open house for technical personnel on Friday. The Acad- [ emy band will play and Capt. Fred W. Walton, director of the: station, will welcome visitors. j The public has been invited to I tour the station from 10 a.m. to j 3 p.m. on Saturday. More than 100 displays will depict the work ■ of its laboratories in chemistry, i electricity, mechanics, metal lurgy, welding, engines and wave mechanics. Congress authorized the estab lishment of the station in 1903 with an appropriation of $400,- 000. Its mission was to “test and determine the suitability of cer- I tain steam machinery for use in j naval vessels.” Since then, the station has grown to a plant value of sl2 million. It now tests new types of power plants, studies ways of quieting naval machinery to avoid detection by an enemy and constantly seeks to improve ma terials, fuels and lubricants. During World War n, the staff was increased from 600 to 1,100. At present there are approxi mately 1,000 civilian employes and 13 naval officers at the sta tion. Lions Pick Roanoke RICHMOND, Va., June 21 UP). The State Lions Club conven tion has chosen Roanoke for its meeting place next year and se lected Leland H. Hayden. An nandale, to be governor of dis trict 24-C.