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SPONSORS OF U. S. PAY CUTS TO FEEL REACTION AT ELECTIONS STATES WITCH EVERT MOVE IT CAPITOL Probe of Sources of Drive for Reductions Asked by Many Communities Whatever the ultimate de cision of Congress as to re ducing Federal salaries, it was evident today that repercus sions of the efforts of the lead ers in this move will be felt all over the. country during the coming elections. With hardly a community or County in the 48 States without cne or more persons on the Fed eral payroll, and with Federal co operative work in connection with States and counties everywhere ranging from agriculture exten sion work to law enforcement, river improvement, forestry de velopment, etc., every. State has ■watched intensively the latest moves in Washington to reduce salaries. The motives and backing of some legislators working for pay reductions remained unrevealed this week. Led by the American Federation of Labor, National Federation of Post Office Clerks, National Federation of Federal Employes and other organizations a campaign is being waged in the States to arouse opposition at once to the increasing sentiment for cuts here. The postal clerks’ federation, in Its bulletin, sent over the country this week, says: “The Washington Times and other Hearst papers have edito rially asked Congress to probe the sources of the drive for cut ting Federal pay standards. Local chambers of commerce and business organisations arc deluging Congress with form petitions asking for a reduction in Government expenses, in cluding pay standards.’’ It is to combat this new pres sure, as well as to ascertain its source and cause, that the vari ous organizations of Government and other workers have intensi fied their nation-wide efforts in districts, with -the result that Federal pay cuts will likely be an issue in many con gressional campaigns this sum mer. I. C. C. Club to Give Big Dance Thursday The In-Com-Co Club, social and welfare organization of Inter state Commerce Commission em ployes, will stage its second large dance of the season Thursday night at the Shoreham. The com missioners and their wives have been invited. Harold M. Brown heads the dance committee, which includes Noiman H. Jensen and Miss Emily J. Carey. Officers of the club are George Casey, president; Bert Wise, vice president; Mrs. Anna B. Merritt, secretary; J. Ward Eicher, treasurer. PAINTING HER EASTER EGG - >•<•- : : (B I - ■I tjf • bßf ; W' HI » k « Hr A ■ - JE MB ak w oHMWy Mgy Wr * i a ? - 188 J ■L A 4wlMj|t: Wws, Jw IF Hr " b i£ i BUT!, f‘JO F ; W HP 4®h Ite > ■- : JjO * < 11 MBtlfc* ® MMMb £3MM# 1 SiMMgM F £M I1 ■jF jfl “,A^ ; A ,S; ' ■HffilK Or Ja W. || —T linen Staff Photo MISS BERT LOUIS PREPARING FOR EASTER, Miss Bert Louis is put ting the finishing touches on an egg while the rabbit is a silent witness. THE ROLL CALL -:- By Faulkner t . TT /* SWAN IN, SAM — 111 /A A / -that old igq 0 II ( (Sketchily poke) / GAME IS .! P COHCERNIMG TH CAREER. t / FAS'* ‘ FoR MAJOR GENERAL °* SAMUEL HOF. • u CHIEF QFORDHAMCE. RL U.S. ARMY- ITLt IT WSgSggf ,—IWEST point Tg VJEST POINT '4g TITS- — OUR Big arsenals %nd Lt„6th. CAVALRY -54-47 I ~ J £ <Ja£U to as chairman of the oßdNance claims board entered Harvard at Lo, young ■HE DISPOSED ar VAST QUANTITIES Os MATERIALS .TL". sb -PRES OF HIS CLASS- MAH- TELLER-. AND PLANTS, LEFTOVER VROMTHE WAR- "T.T—— GRAO-Hl*- yn i <gs > MESA MINE — OTNFormation yri /a < A ME P fiS O SWOT H 5€E MEDAL Tor Successful ■ Bl* omui PRODUCTION OF t ’ I 3| INCENDIARY and armor- ■ ■ Piercing small-armt I —y-r€ck AMMUMITiOH - [ ,z MV - %JsL Salpetre )< I uydAMne $/ _]. MgMBBMB THERE'S MY IPE AL ISSH iHVEHTOR. H»S gSSSWX jffIj I&INCERIHE STUFF ALuyAftt Goes OYERW.THA bang JjgOffjjLJ TriNiTRoI OLUOI. T-. | I k " . - f MEUH-y /AfVi if the &EH.EXPLODES AHP WANTS ME iGEGUGUife II IJIy a Cotton ' PISCHARW FOR THIS OUTBURST,! liiiihUß i SHELL MPEEP I?AL?H WHILE THE dogs of war growl in the Far East, the eyes of the nation turn to the “Stout Fellas” in Washington. This is .one of a series of sketches of these men by the talented Faulkner. Don’t miss them. CBOMOED LISTS BAN EXAMS For the first time in more than ten years no examinations will be held by the pivil Service Commis sion this year for a sweeping list of Department of Agriculture and i other positions. The commission points out that the present rosters of eligibles are already so full they cannot be ex hausted, hence there is no need to increase the list by new tests. It is pointed out that in 1930 there were fewer than 1300 appli cants for junior engineer berths, for instance, but in 1931 there were 4,300 applicants. THE WASHINGTON TIMES Civil Service Commission Has Stable Record The Civil Commission, around which revolves the entire Federal personnel, is one of the most stable and unchanging of fices of the Government. Herbert E. Morgan, of the commission’s official staff, points i out that only two commissioners were removed (both by President Cleveland); three died in office (John R. Proctor, Mark S Brewer and Helen H. Gardener). 11 i esigned with a change in ad ministration and 12 resigned to accept other posts. Since three serve at a time, this is not large since the passage of the civil service law in 1883, Mr. Morgan asserts. Began as Stenographer The first commission was com posed of Dorman B. Eaton, John M. Gregory, and Leroy ’D. ' Thoman. John T. Doyle, present secretary to the commission, was > stenographer for this trio. Os the seven chief examiners • of the commission, three died in j office, one resigned, and two were I promoted to membership in the commission These two were Charles Lyman, the first chief examiner: and George R. Wales, now a commissioner, who served 14 years in posts up to assistant chief examiner, and served 10 years as chief examiner. Miss Jessie Dell, another com missioner, was appointed Septem ber 18, 1925, after serving long in other Government work. President Thomas E. Campbell 2JI ■ JI DANCE An attendance of 2.000 Govern ment workers is expected Tues day night at the Willard, at the dance and card party staged by the District Federation of Fed eral Employes Unions. The grand ballroom will accom modate 1,200 dancers, while sev eral hundred will play cards in a smaller ballroom. Costumes in j keeping with the Colonial idea will be worn by many, although they are not obligatory. ; The federation comprises 12 local unions, of which Local No. i 2, with nearly 7,000 members, is | the largest. According to Mrs. Rebekah K. I Pedigo, active in promoting the ; affair, Federal workers from New York, Philadelphia and other cities in the East will attend. I Invitations have been sent to President and Mrs. Hoover, to Members of Congress and the Diplomatic Corps, and other nota bles. A preliminary musical program, at 9 o’clock, by musicians of the National Symphony Orchestra, will be broadcast over WJSV. I was appointed July 7, 1930, suc (! ceeding William C. Deming. Has Served 49 Years Os the commission’s three sec retaries since 1883, one died, an other resigned in 1886, and John iT. Doyle has served since. Dr. 1 Doyle thus has served 49 years The tendency continues for the commission, its personnel and its actions to become more stable, I regardless of political changes or demands upon it, to maintain in spirit and letter the traditional nonpartisan unbiased efficiency in distributing Uncle Sam’s jobs, says Mr. Morgan. EACH Sold Today yff&UEw and Tomorrow in Our New SERVICE LANE Z' 1928 Chevrolet Coach— (Pl QQ L ts,. / New paint, new tire* / 1928 Chevrolet Sedan— (PI /IQ SV Mechanically O. K OA'+O . 1928 Chevrolet Cabriolet — (PI OO f \ With rumble .eat / > 1929 Chevrolet Roadster — (P "17 Q / \ Rumble seat 0110 I CV* . I 1930 Ford Phaeton— (PQI Q 1 J A real nice car <D£AO jZ 1929 Ford Coupe— (PI 09’ Jk, * New paint, tires very good.. . wAOO I IFM Motor, paint, tires like new. . w AJO „ I 1926 Buick Coupe (Master 6) — QfiQ W Tr**£ - * Be sure and see this value. Only . WVM 1929 Chevrolet Sport Coupe— (PQI 9 $373 Look * ,!ke 1929 Chevrolet Coach— (PI Q 9 A powerful 6, in splendid cond.. 0.100 Ik 1928 Whippet Sedan— (Pl 09 X Finish, tires, motor good tDAwlO i \ 1930 Ford Roadster— Q9l Q I X Rumb,e » eat - wsr » wkeeU ••• P»*" 1,1.1 I tl I II 1 4. I II 610 H The National Daily REFOHM LEAGUE FLAYS CHANGES IN PERSONNEL Total of 350 Republican Em ployes Displaced by Democrats in House Deploring the “waste and inefficiency” in operating the legislative branch of the Gov ernment due largely to “po litical appointments” to Gov ernment posts, the National Civil Service Reform League has urged a complete change in personnel methods and plac ing all Government employes under Civil Service rules. Good Government, the league’s bulletin, points out that when the House of Representa tives was reorganized by the Democrats, this session of Con gress, 350 Republican aides had to make way for 350 Democrats, and adds: Clean Sweep in House “Not since 1918, when the Democrats were in control of th’e legislative branch of the Government, has there been such a clean sweep among the House employes.” Scoring the system which per mits “political favorites” getting and holding jobs in Government offices, regardless of their merits, and the “upheaval that comes with a change in political con trol,” the league adds: Similar in States “The experience in Wash ington is a composite picture of what occurs periodically in all State capitals. The waste and inefficiency in the admin istration of the legislative ser vices, whether it is in the Na tional Capitol or in the. State or city legislatures, is notori ous. “Imagine all the clerks and stenographers, pressmen, copy readers, and printers’ devils, having to be changed in a newspaper office just because the new editor is a Republican and his predßcesor was a Demo crat!” 2 From D. C. Receive Degrees at Cornell Robert H. Mansfield and Olive M. both of Wash ington, were among the 206 stu dents who received degrees at Cornell University after complet ing their work at the end of first term. Mansfield received the degree of bachelor of arts, while Miss Espenschied had the degree of bachelor of architec ture conferred on her. SUED BY MAYER FIRM Mayer and Company. Inc., filed suit yesterday in the Arlington County Court for recovery of $119.25 from J. P. Mann, jr„ of Ballston, for goods and merchan dise which they allege were pur chased and delivered. SATURDAY—MARCH 26—1932 WORKERS’ AIMS IGNORED BY - Much Needed 1 egislation Dcomed to Sleep in Pigeonholes Legislation sponsored by or ganized Federal employes con tinued to mark time this week, with their efforts concentrated as usual on opposing unfavor able legislative tendencies on Capitol Hill. Only the most sanguine leaders of Government workers hold much hope now that the dozens of bills designed to improve conditions of Uncle Sam’s workers, and spon sored in both wings of Congress by old friends in both Houses, have a chance to pass this ses sion. Score in Pigeonholes There are a score of bill af fecting retirement alone, many of them intended to remedy long existing conditions of unfairness, which are awaiting committee ac tion —and apparently will continue to await it for some time. The classification of field em ployes. most important one af fecting Federal employes, is no further advanced than when Con gress assembled three months ago. The House Civil Service Com mittee has given no indication when it will meet again. The House Committee on Ex pendituries in the Executive De partments, which also has sev eral bills affecting Government workers, has had one hearing, but has considered - only the question of uniting the War and Navy departments, and the pro nosal for establishing a Public Works Administration. Senate Limps Along The Senate Civil Service Com mittee has flatly gone on record as opposing any salary cuts— but has had only one meeting. Meanwhile, Federal employes are watching the tilting in both Houses on the department appro priation bills, worried about the proposed rider which would pre vent promotions and filling of vacancies for a year. 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" LInJOIOO S Aids Dance w F .w ' WrV ' i jFI w ■ z —Times' Staff Photo MISS EMILY CAREY MISS CAREY is a member , of the committee planning the dance of the In-Com-Co Club, social organization of Inter state Commerce Commission employes next Thursday. iIW TREASURY : OFFICIALS DIE Two sudden deaths, one serious illness and several lesser cases of illness among officials, have aroused concern and sympathy among the Treasury Department ' personnel. Henry P. Money, assistant chief of supplies and equipment divi ' sion of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, died suddenly this week from a stroke. Fred Yeomans, superintendent I of the general supply committee | warehouses, was stricken with a I heart attack en route to work ~ Thursday morning, and died ; i shortly afterward. Charles A. Fenner, assistant superintendent of the Treasury : Dpartment, has been in a serious i condition at his home. 2033 North Capitol St., from a heart attack. |U. S. JOBS HANG ON WORKERS’ EFFICIENCY Civil Service Status Doesn’t Keep Undesirables in Federal Places By JESSIE DELL U. S. Civil Service Commissioner 1 have heard of the objec tion raised that a Federal em ploye with a classified status i can not be discharged from i office, no matter how ineffi cient or unsuitable he may be, unless he commits a crime or his conduct, is outrageous. This impression is not correct. The civil service rules contain adequate provision for the removal i of any employe whose retention is not in the interest of the Govern ment. whether because of ineffi ciency or for any other reason. There is the further safeguard oi a six months’ probationary period, following appointment, during which the new employe is made to understand that his re tention at the end of that period I depends entirely upon his own ' conduct. The comparatively small num | ber of removals in the Federal I service is not to be ascribed to any deficiency in the law but to fthe precautions that are taken in the very beginning to guard | against the entrance into the ser vice of persons not likely to prove honest and efficient in their con tribution to the conduct of the public business. Workers in Welfare Bodies Pick Officers Permanent officers have been elected by Local No. 436, Fed eral Employes Union, composed of Government workers in local welfare institutions here, as fol lows: President, C. H. Fouche; vice president, George Lavally; secre tary-treasurer, Miss Mildred L. Wilson; executive council, R. H. Little, C. L. Hemp. John Mand i ley. Edward Schaefer. Miss Eliza , beth Thompson. Miss Elizabeth ' Wagner, Miss Nancy Eggleston, I Miss Emily K. Roberts. They will be installed April 13.