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THE EVENING STAR. Washington, D. C. raiDar. imonu is. isas r„ M * . ‘ fx' Jr >,* H ;■>, .• ifw bS ggheyir* BHhyT |^SM|MBbJ»4HBL. K- b * \% t ' ■■p*p v ■; •.- Hp my maiiwiyi!MP.i w ? - ■■ •i- * - ij^H HEADED FOR 4,840 FATHOMS DEEP LOS ANGELES.—lnventor Edmund Martine stands beside the hatch of a 50- ton submarine he built at Ocean Park and in which he hopes to explore the floor of the ocean. The sub was moved here yesterday for final dry-land testing Erior to her launching the latter part of October. Equipped with port holes and ghts for underwater photography, the 41-foot craft is built to withstand pres sures down to 5% miles.—AP Wirephoto. 360 Request High Court To Doom McCarran Act By th« Associated Press A brief bearing the names of i 360 citizens urges that the 1950 Internal Security Act be struck down by the Bupreme Court as “the most terrible threat so far devised to freedom in America.” ■ The law, sometimes called the McCarran Act after the late Ne vada Democratic Senator who was its chief sponsor, was en acted over former President Tru man's veto. It requires regis tration of organizations found by the Subversive Activities Con trol Board to be Communist “ac tion’ or “front” groups. Those la the “action” catgory must list all their members. The first major test of the act is scheduled to be heard this fall by the Supreme Court. The Communist Party is appeal ing from an order to register issued against it by the SACB. The party contends the law vio lates fundamental liberties guar anteed by the Constitution. The citizens assailing the law did so in a brief presented at the office of the Supreme Court clerk yesterday. They asked permission to file the brief as “friends of the court.” Seek te List “Evils” They said they wished to tell the court about “the evils of the act from the point of view of the non-Communlst.” Their brief continued: “(It) Represses the organiza tional activities of non-Commu nist Americans wherever they are found to have associated with the Communists for any purpose, however innocent, to have collaborated with the Com munists for the attainment of any objective, however lawful and proper, or to have agreed with the Communists concerning ideas and policies, even though the points of agreement may have been very remote.” The group called the provisions of the act “the legislation of a new orthodoxy” of not associate ing with any person or group which is or might become sus pect or controversial. Listed as signers were some 80 clergymen, 76 educators, 25 physicians, 13 lawyers and others. McNamara Issues Statement One listed signer, Senator McNamara, Democrat of Mich igan, first told a reporter in Detroit he had “no recollection TODAY'S WEATHER REPORT District and vicinity—Fair to night, lowest near 64. Tomorrow fair and warm. Virginia—Fair tonight, lowest 62-58 in west and 58-64 in east. Tomorrow fair and warm. Maryland—Fair tonight, low in 60s except in 50s in west. To morrow generally fair and con tinued warm. Winds—Variable, mostly north east 6-12 miles per hour tonight. Light variable winds tomorrow. Ragweed pollen count—44 grains per cubic yard of air for the 24 hours ending ' am. to day, the District Medical Society reports. U» Ismpsralvnt Inpstisd WEATHER BUREAU FORECAST—Scattered showers are forecast tonight for the Northern States, with showers and thunderstorms likely around the Western Great Lakes and over the Upper Mississippi Valley as well as the Northern Rockies and North Pacific States generally. Southern Florida also will have a few showers. Temperatures will be lower in the Northern Plains and Southern Rockies.—AP Wlrephoto Map. - r 'of signing such a brief, and >! would never knowingly do any thing to help communism.” Subsequently, however, he through his Washington office a statement which said: “The McCarran Act attempts , to take away the basic right of \ free association guaranteed to , the American people by the Bill , of Rights. “While I abhor the Com munist Party, I was happy on this occasion to join with a ! group of public-spirited citizens who. while they make no de . sense of the Communist Party, are deeply concerned about the liberties of the American people.” Other Signers Listed Among others listed as signers were Henry Seidel Canby, chair can of the editorial board of the Saturday Review; the Rev. Henry Hitt Crane. Detroit; Robert W. D. Davidson, president of West-, minster College, Fulton, Mo.: the Very Rev. John Warren Day, ' Grace (Episcopal) Cathedral, To 'peka, Kans ; Yehudi Menuhin, | violinist, Los Gatos, Calif.; Prof. 1 Linus Pauling. California Insti tute of Technology; Prof. John P. Peters, Yale University School 1 of Medicine, New Haven; Deems , Taylor, composer. New York, and ! Prof. Harold C. Urey, University ' of Chicago. In asking court permission for, formal filing of the brief, thej . individuals said the Communist , Party had consented to the filing I but Solicitor General Simon E. , SobelofT declined to consent on, , grounds he saw no direct interest of the individuals in the litiga tion. [ The Supreme Court, in a recent I revision of rules, said it does not , favor "friend of the court” briefs; | by persons not directly involved. , The court will make known later whether it will permit filing of , the brief by the individuals. ! Listed as signers were three ’ Washington residents^—Henry A.! | Collis, M.D.; George B. Murphy, l jr., and J. Daniel Weitzman. There was no further identifica tion. I Three signers from Maryland I were listed—Miss Lois Diehl/ identified as connected with the Baltimore YWCA; Rabbi Uri Miller of Baltimore's Congrega tion Beth Jacob and Miss Opal ■ F. Kracek of Chevy Chase, not [ further identified, i The list included two Vir- River Report ! (From U. 8. Rngineer»> Potomac River clear at Harpers Ferry and at Greal Falls; Shenandoah dear at Jfarpers Ft fry. Temperatures far Yeoterday 'Readings Washington National Airport), ! Midnight 66 Noon 781 i 4 am. 62 4 pm. 83 8 am. 63 8 p.m. 73 Record Temperatures This Tear Highest. PS, on July 22. August 2. Lowest, 10 on February 3. High and Low of Last 24 Hours High. 84, at 4MO pm. Low, 66. at 8:50 a m Tide Tables (Furnished by United States Coast and Ooodetic Survey) Today Tomorrow High -- 8:58 a.m. 0:40 am. Low 3:12 a.m. 3:68 a.m. High .. 0:25 p.m. 10:08 p.m. Low v- 3:31p.m. 4:14 p.m. The Sun and Moon Rises Seta , Sun. today 6:50 7:15 Sun. tomorrow 6:50 7:14 Moon, today 7:13 a.m. 7.08 p.m. Automobile light! must bo turned on one-half hour after sunset. Dock Probers To Meet Today NEW YORK. Sept. 16 Wv—A newly constituted citizens’ fact finding committee meets today to consider dock union griev ances against the New York-New Jersey Waterfront Commission. Meanwhile, the Port of New York hummed with activity yes terday as some 20,000 stevedores resumed full work schedules after an eight-day strike which ended Wednesday. The walkout by members of the International Longshore men’s Association (independent) was a frontal assault on the au thority of the bi-State commis sion, set up two years ago to po lice the turbulent waterfront. Monetary loss to the employers— the 170-member New York Ship ping Association, not involved! in the dispute—was an estimat ed million dollars a day. After two members of the un official fact-finding committee! dropped out in the past two days, New Jersey State Senatoi James F. Murray, jr., who fathered the strike-ending idea, yesterday ap pointed two new committeemen. They are William F. Hanlon, an attorney of Asbury Park, N. J.. and former Hudson County (N. J.) Judge Alexander F. Ormsby. Other members are Godfrey | Schmidt, of the Fordham Law 'School faculty; James McAllister.: a New York shipper, and the; Rev. Dennis Comey of Philadel-i phia, who would vote in case of a 'tie. Senator Murray will not serve actively on the committee. The fact-finding group has been denounced by New Jersey Gov. Robert B. Myner as "pre sumptuous." Gov. Averell Harriman of New York, who has not commented on formation of the committee, has repeatedly told the ILA it must make its complaints to the commission. The ILA has charged the com mission with abusing its powers and harassing longshoremen. Hie commission denies all allegations and charges the union with “lawlessness.” ginians, Marcus I. Goldman of Alexandria and the Rev. H. S. Southgate of the Methodist Church of Roanoke. Precipitation Monthly precipitation in Inches Ul the Capital (current month to data): Month 1»55 1954 Av«. Record 'January 0.31 2.30 3.24 7.83 *37 ifebruar? 3.13 0.85 2.44 8.84 84 March 3.70 3.07 3.03 8.84 'Ol ! April 2.67 3.30 3.08 9.1» *BO May 3.38 2.08 3.08 10.80 *53 Juno 2.78 1.24 3.41 10.94 *OO July 232 1.70 4.2 S 10.83 ’BO August 14.01 3.16 4.76 14.41 *2B September 0.03 0.83 4.12 1? 45 '34 October 408 2.85 8.81 # 37 November 1.78 5.741 7.18 *77 December 282 2.81 7.68 *OJ Temperatures In Various Cities H. L. H. L. Abilene 93 71 Los Angelos 84 82 Albany 77 69 Loutsvllla 91 82 Albuquerque 90 85 Memphis 80 88 Anchoraga 53 36 Miami 67 7f. Atlanta - 83 83 Milwaukee 8P 8o Atlantic City 78 ?o'Minneapolis 88 78 Baltimore 88 84 Montgomery 88 85 Billings 73 42 New Orleans 81 70 Bismarck 92 45 New York 79 88 Boston 79 80 Norfolk 80 83 Buffalo 72 64 Okla. City 01 70 Burlington 86 45 Omaha 97 74 Charleston 83 72 Philadelphia 84 88 Cheyenne 82 48 Phoenix 98 74 Chicago 92 87 Pittsburgh 84 82 Cincinnati 90 81 P'tland.Me. 71 57 Cleveland 87 85 Ftland. Ore. 67 63 Columbus 91 80 Raleigh 83 50 Dallas 87 72 Reno 75 38 'Denver 89 52 Richmond 86 82 Drs Moines 08 70 St. Louis 96 88 Detroit 8] 81 8. Lake City 75 51 Duluth 84 58 San Antonio 02 74 Fort Worth 05 73 San Diego 79 87 Houston 87 72 8. Francisco 88 57 Indianapolis 91 82 Savannah 84 70 Jackson 83 86 teattle 67 40 Kansas City 93 74 Tampa PO 73 Key West 92 78 Washington 84 68 Knoxville 88 62 Wichita 00 06 Little Rock 91 32 RESORT FORECAST Southern Jersey Fair, high around 80 tomorrow, light east winds. Ocean Beaches—Tomor row fair, high 82-86. light east winds. Upper and Lower Bay- Pair tomorrow, high 84-88, gentle variable winds. Skyline Drive—Tomorrow fair, high 84-88, good visi bility. THE FEDERAL SPOTLIGHT Cost of Social Security Would Rise With Years By JOSEPH YOUNG Supplemental Social Security coverage for Federal employes eventually would cost them as much as 7Vi per cent of their salary instead of the present A per cent contribution. Administration officials say the substantially greater family survivorship and annuity benefits employes would get would be well worth the increased cost. In fact, some administration officials feel it has been a mistake to play down the fact that em ployes eventually would have to contribute more of their salaries for social security. The adminis tration will propose to Congress next year supplemental social se curity coverage for Federal em ployes. They feel too much emphasis has been placed on the fact that, at first, employes will pay less for co-ordinated civil service re tirement-social security coverage than they do now. The result has been, they say, that Federal employes have be come unduly suspicious of a pro posal "which gives them some thing for nothing.” Many em ployes have asked how it was possible to get more benefits at a lesser cost to them. The answer is that the cost to the employe would increase every five years between now and 1975 as the social security contribution rate increases. Thus, by 1975, employes would pay 7Vi per cent of their salaries on the first $4,200 of their annual sal aries and 6 per cent on any amount above that. For employes earning less than $4,200 a year, their contribution to the co-ordinated civil service retirement-social security would be a flat 7Vi per cent. For those earning over $4,200 a year the average contribution would be 7 per cent by 1975. Under the social security law, employe contributions to social security increased by one-half of one per cent every five years be tween now and 1975. Thus, it wouldn’t be until 1965 that some Federal employes would pay more for their combined Civil Service retirement-social security coverage than they are paying now. In return for the extra 1 or IMI per cent of their; salaries they would have to pay in the future, employes would get survivorship protection benefits for their fam ilies which in many cases would; be more than twice as much as! received under the civil service retirement system. Also, the annuity benefits for Federal employes who retire would be Increased by at least $ per cent at age 65. The civil service retirement system would remain intact, with social secuhty benefits being sup plemental. ** * * GREATER PERSONNEL ROLE URGED The Govern ; ment’s cabinet officers and agen icy heads have been urged to give j their personnel operations a more prominent place in their over all budget plans. At a recent cabinet meeting. :■ FREE CUSTOMER PARKING AT ALL HAHN STORES uimi— newest In , S"T"R"E"T"C m H /, kylilfrj! socks! your college or 1 Ipflßflr you’ll these campus basics... I styled by Taylor, the authority on \ \ 1 h authentic college shoes. For all their Indispensable esquire's college wardrobe 100% NYLON Taylor-Made Shoe* DIAMOND ARGYLES \ re 1.00 mt Kahn’s Handsome Argyle pattern is now made | f' g in Expando 100% nylon stretch socks | jr tm« jj i that fit smoothly with no wrinkles or § f Jbjfl&lj’/WcidCx / slipping ot the heel. Color combinations | V ' SHOE with Navy, Brown, Charcoal and Black. AT ALL HAHN STORES I ‘ 7rii a k im>s *»iu mu, R •Open to 9 'SILVER SPRING, MD. I ( K Hfm aH ALEXANDRIA, Open 930 to Thury, fri. CLARENDON, VA. Open to 9 Mon., Thun., Frf. i Civil Service Commission Chair i man Philip Young urged the ■ department and agency heads to ) make more specific planning in s their operating budgets for such ■ things as personnel recruitment, i employe training and other per ■ sonnel operations. ■ Mr. Ypung made the point that most present agency and i department budgets make no , definite allotments for personnel i operations. Instead, funds for , personnel needs are often , lumped together with various types of expenditures. The re , suit is that an agency frequently . has little available for personnel . activities. ** a * CAPITAL ROUNDUP The 1 Foreign Claims Settlement Com ’ mission has nominated its gen eral counsel, Andrew T. McGuire, for the National Civil Service League’s first annual career serv ice awards. . . . The Commerce Department’s Social Club is sponsoring a one week all-expense trip to Miami Beach the week of October 8 to 15. For details call Mary Thelma Timm, Commerce extension 2104. . . . Bernice Vo gel and Mrs. Lorraine B. Taylor 1 of Treasury’s Bureau of Accounts have won cash awards tor merl ! torious suggestions.... Here's an ' outstanding record: In all his 60 years with the Navy Department, ' Emil G. Kaiser, a master me chanic at the Naval Research Laboratory, has not taken any sick leave. Mr. Kaiser received a letter of appreciation for his loyal service from Secretary of Navy Thomas. During the war, Mr. Kaiser received the merito rious civilian service award. . . . Dr. W. G. Torpey, personnel of ficer of the Naval Research La boratory and an official of the Civil Service Assembly, will teach ;a course on "Human Relations in !. Administration” at George Wash ' ington University this semester. ! 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