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THUMBNAIL EDITORIAL Th Trunfan fact . finding plan naturally doesn't appeal to anyon J who doesn't want the facts in labor disputes to become known. j VOL XXXVII: No. 255 TODAY'S WEATHER The forecaster makes no secret of It this time. It won't be "cooler." It'll be colder! THE PALM BEACH POST WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 5, 1945 12 PAGES TODAY PRICE 5 CENTS Chilling Storm Sweeps Across Southern Area Wintry Blast Brings Snow To Mississippi Delta, Moves Northeast Up Atlantic Seaboard; Low Temperatures In Wake Br The Associated Press " A howling winter storm that brought snow as far south as the Mississippi Delta swept across the Deep South yesterday and moved northeastward up the South Atlantic Seaboard. The weather Bureau at Atlanta forecast the disturb ance would head sea-ward off the North Carolina Coast early today. Storm warn ings were raised from Cape Hatteras, N. C, to Eastport, Me. The storm brought snow to Ten nessee, Mississippi and Louisiana, but only a deluge of rain as it moved eastward. Snow wind and cold were forecast for New England today. The New England area as well as Western New York is already under a blanket of snow from last week's northeaster which swept the FAVOR r Action . Said Necessary "If Palm Beach Wants To Progress" After years in which conserva- area. Snow fell yesterday through- tism has reigned and petitions for The Weather Bureau forecast sub-freezing temperatures for the South in the wake of the storm. It figured the cold wave would last at least two days and extend even deep into Florida. While most of the sunny South was plagued by snow, cold, wind- driven rain and overcast skies, the Middle and Far West enjoyed fair, though rather cold, weather. In the Far Western States of Oregon and Washington, however, rain and cold prevailed in the path of another storm moving in from the Northwest. Most of the Atlantic Seaboard area had steady rain throughout the day. Clearing and cold weath er, however, is in store for today. Snow fell in Jackson, Meridian end Vicksburg in Mississippi, al-'.Jiough temperatures a little above freezing kept it from sticking long to the ground. Clarksdale, Miss., had nearly an inch of snow. The Weather Bureau at Clarksdale called it the coldest December 4 in years there. Snow and ice made, highways hazardous in extreme North Mississippi and in Tennessee. A low of 36 was forecast for New Orleans this morning. Sub-freezing weather was predicted in the interior of Louisiana and Mississippi and near freezing on the Gulf Coast. The season's first snow disrupt ed utilities and traffic and left scores of accidents in its wake in the Memphis, Tenn., area KEY WEST, (fl5) A freak squall which came in out of the north' west did damage estimated by boatmen at $3,000 to this island's fishing and pleasure craft Tues day. The Weather Bureau reported 38-mile-an-hour winds during the squall which lasted for about 30 minutes. Ti ARE SOLO IN COUNTY Sproul Tuesday morning estimated that 2,000 1946 automobile license tags have been sold since Saturday morning, first day of sale. Mr. Sproul asked the public's Indulgence, explaining that illness has brought ' about help shortage in the tag bureau and said never before has the bureau had such a rush to obtain tags the first few days of sale. Deadline for purchase of new tags is Jan. 15. r ONE WAY vl All W By TOWNE GOODE A popular Palm Beach County Navy veteran is said to be flirting with the idea of becoming a candidate for Congress next year. He has already made .a hurried trip over the 6th Congressional District, contacting Democratic leaders, but is said to be withholding his decision until he can do a little more prospecting. Why doesn't someone remove the overhanging palm fronds on the east side of Dixie Highway that obscure the sign just south of Belvedere Rd., that diverts northbound traffic to Olive Ave.? The fronds hide the important part of the sign, with the result that many motorists, unfamiliar with the city, continue northbound on the Dixie, which is for southbound traffic only north of-Belvedere. That street sign at the southwest corner of Clematis and Olive is still acting pretty much like a weather vane. A stranger in town the other day sought a firm on S. Olive. The sign indicated Clematis was Olive Ave., and Olive Ave., Clematis. Finally the exasperated visitor asked at Dixie & Clematis if he could be directed to the firm sought. The man who finally gave the information apologized for ;the "whirlygig" street sign. Floridians would be justified In adopting a quaint California custom. The idea is that anything resembling rain on the West Coast is referred to either as a "fog." or a "heavy dew." That drizzle here Tuesday afternoon was very much like the bay region iii San Francisco has every other day or so in the winter. But they never call It "rain." re-zoning have generally been foredoomed for . rejection, Palm Beach town officials Tuesday executed an about-face and came out definitely for a complete over hauling of the municipality's zon ing system. "If Palm Beach wants to prog ress it is going to have to change the zoning on some of its ocean front properties," stated Claude D. Reese, president .of the council. "Zoning needs serious considera tion, and the middle section par ticularly needs to be gone over, for one am for progress!" "Im not in favor of spot zoning, declared Mayor James M. Owens, Jr. "It's a problem for the zoning commission, and- I feel we should instruct its members to go thor oughly into the matter and make definite recommendations. All councilmen appeared to con cur in the importance of the mat ter, and it was finally voted to ask the zoning commission, headed by Grover Loening, reported to be in town, to meet as soon as possible to launcn a study of the zoning situation with the view to working out recommendations to the council. All petitions for re-zoning now on hand were referred to that body. Two matters helped precipitate action on zoning, which is usually deferred until the late season, when one hearing is generally called by the zoning commission on all applications received. Miss Mildred E. Leet, 128 Peruvian Ave., whose application for zoning from Residential A to B was rejected last spring, appeared to protest that it was impossible to use the property for strictly residential purposes owing to its proximity to Ta-Boo. Town Manager L. Trevette Lock-wood in this connection urged that serious consideration be given to re-zoning this location for hotels and apartments. Miss Leet was instructed to renew her application and was promised an investigation by the police to give her relief from use of an adjacent lot as a trucl: thoroughfare. A petition was1 presented from B. F. Paty. Charles H. Warwick. Jr., Mrs. Bessie W. Fancher and the Palm Beach Realty Co., for rezoning of a strip about 1,500 feet in length, extending southward from the Sloan estate. These were the same property owners, reported by the town manager to have given permission for temporary detours across their property- to allow restoration of the South Ocean Blvd., closed be cause of wash-outs. The petition was referred to the zoning commission. A petition from property owners on Park Ave. against use of 221 Park as a barracks for Whitehall employes was received. Mr. Lock-wood reported Building Inspector Edward fchinger bad referred application for a remodeling permit to the council. This matter, together with the reported use of four cottages by the Palm Beach Hotel for employes, was turned over for legal opinion to the town attorney. GOV ffllHIMAfM HOUSE SHDRTAG DEATH BUS RAISED FROM LAKE AFTER DROWNING 16 Sheriff Bruce Parkinson inspects the school bus which plunged into Lake Chelan near Chelan, Wash., Nov. 26, and carried the driver and 15 children to death. Divers raised the bus from more than 200 feet of water, and recovered some of the bodies. (AP Wirephoto). Solicitation Of War Memorial Funds o Get Underway Her,e This Morning T IC ARTHUR CALL Warnings To Philippines By Roosevelt Revealed At Hearing WASHINGTON, 0P)Disclosure that President Roosevelt took a personal hand in getting war warnings to the Philippines in 1941 brought a Republican demand Tuesday night that Gen. Douglas A. MacArthur be called as a witness in the Pearl Harbor inquiry. The demand came from Sen. Ferguson (R-Micht who declared it was evident tnat juacArtnur. men will bc soijcjted first. commanaer oi Army forces in me Philippines, received a great more information on the threat of hostilities than did Army and Navy commanders in Hawaii. Ferguson, a member of the joint Pearl Harbor investigating committee, told reporters he would ask formally that MacArthur be called as a witness "if he isn't called otherwise." Mr. Roosevelt's role in the war warnings was developed during questioning of Maj. Gen Sherman Miles, pre-Pearl Harbor head of The first solicitation of funds in the $400,000 campaign for the Palm Beach County War Memorial Auditorium will begin this morning when the 50 members of the special prospects committee open their drive among the larger donors. A final meeting of the committee was held last night at the American Legion Home when members had their work outlined by Chairman G. Bcrnie Bensel, John J. Cater and Harry A. Johnston, general campaign chair man. Each member was provided a list of special prospects and the first of the calls for funds will be made today. From the' total list of prospects, the committee segregated several hundred names and these persons It will be from these larger donors that a substantial amount of the $400,000 total will be subscribed. Actual cash contributionsT how ever, already have been made In the campaign, including a $2,500 gift from J. J. Cater. S5U0 from the West Palm Beach Woman's Club, $100 from the Junior Chamber of Commerce, the first such organization to make a gift to the fund, $500 from W. H. Hitt and several smaller amounts. t ACT TO HELP IN E States May Get Excess Buildings With Vets Getting Priority WASHINGTON. (P) The gov ernment may turn over surplus buildings to the States without cost to meet the housing emer gency. W. Stuart Symington, Surplus Property administrator,' was re ported Tuesday night by an official of his agency to be consider ing issuing such an authorization today. It would, be effective at once. The official, who asked that he not be named, said the terms as contemplated call for: 1. The States to maintain the property. 2. Houses to be rented first to veterans and after that to the general public. 3. Demountable (knocked down) houses in storage areas of various disposal agencies to be erected by the States on favorable Federal sites. 4. Leases to be for a maximum of five years with permission t o terminate on six months notice at the end of the housing emergency. ' 5. Rents in excess of maintenance costs to revert to the government. The official said the order could be expected to authorize the Army and Navy specifically, together with other owning and disposal agencies, to make surplus housing available to the States. The order would include bar racks, cantonments, demountable houses and the like. The worsening plight of veterans and others seeking homes prompted the government Tuesday to call for help in getting full-scale housing construction underway. John B. Blandford, Jr., National Housing administrator, invited representatives of contractors, labor, finance agencies and materials n-a-ii.,.. nu.i. h I Droducers to a .Washington COnfer- i.1. . . 1. 1 v. piuu.j inane li . , cr, i i i ... ko!- ience Dec. 17 for advice on clearing . "-a u. away obstacles delaying quantity Oil versus gram as a source ofihome production. butadiene, from which rubber iS: Along with this move Senator made, was prime controversy Mead (D-NY) renewed appeals for early in the war. Farm State Con- und? to tlan?terJtpoJc7.. OIL FOUND BEST E Plants Making Butadiene From Grain Alcohol To Be Closed WASHINGTON () The country can get from oil all the syn thetic rubber it needs, officials an nounced Tuesday, so $117,000,000 racks to cities. Mead testified before the Sen ate Education Committee in be half of his resolution to provide $195,000,000 for "panelizing" war housing. This is a process of cut ting up the temporary dwellings into panels for transportation and Erection in localities which need them. The Palm Beaches and the Southeast Florida Coast last night were warned of another impending cold wave, scheduled to make itself felt sometime today, with a further drop in temperature tonight and Thursday. The official forecast was colder Wednesday and Wednesday night, and continued cold Thursday, with clear skies. Frost is expected to accompany the colder weather tonight, and the Federal-State Frost Warning Service at Lakeland warned that Lthe frost may extend into the E-vergiaoes, as ti urn during uic recent cold spell. Temperatures as low as 34 and 38 wore indicated for the Georgia line, while weather observers at Miami indicated the mercury may skid as low as 42 degrees in that area. Miami's Chief Forecaster Grady Norton said a cold air mass was slated to sweep into South Florida from the Gulf States bringing the lower temperature tonight. Reserve Police Force Ordinance Is Passed Retention of the war-time auxiliary police as a peace-time Reserve Police' Force was assured Tuesday when the City Commission enacted an ordinance creating such a force. "If the members of this force are properly selected and trained it can be of inestimable benefit to the city," said W. H. Hitt, acting mayor. tu. ; ., i , ; , . . n i Dpcviat yivopcvLa njniiiiiimv, wl .i"te,U geDe' a melsage however by soliciting the largest Znl , ihJ !KJt onors first, hopes to get the cim- Nov. 26. 1941, to the United States' : . . (-,! i "T0E.r. "KSlto eport considerable "progress "'"jbefore the end of the week. ... h"". ......... Ralnh G. tirassf teld. ramnaien I consider it possible that this! j,," ;.,, j ,u't 5i next Japanese aggression might ;torium caFmpaign represents a one time effort. In addition, he said contributions are deductible from income and excess profits taxes under a Treasury Department ruling and may be budgeted over a two-year period to take favorable advantage of tax conditions. In addition to the campaign committee who automatically are members of the special prospects committee, members are E. Harris Drew, E. D. Anthony, George O. Wright, O. B. Carr, Dr. F. K. Herpel, Raymond O. Hunter, L. R. Baker, J. N. Cheney, Hudson B. Tooke, Judge Joseph S. White, Henry J. Delburn, J. Leo Gleason, Charles H. Warwick, Jr., J. W. Salisbury, C. F. Shewmake, W. A. Wall. Dr. J. R. Sory, J. Y. Arnold, J. Stockton Bryan, Gleason N. Stambaugh, Manley P. Caldwell, Harry W. Stewart, Jr., Elias J. Chalhub. Lloyd C. Bell, O. A. Gane, Ralph W. Reynolds, Robert M. Blake, J. E. Hollenbeck, H. B. Thomas P. P. De Moya and B. D. Cole. gressmen and agriculture groups urged the alcohol project to promote the use of grain. G. B. Hadlock, associate director of. the Office of Rubber Reserve, told reporters that the reason for abandoning alcohol in favor of petroleum as a butadiene source "is purely dollars and cents." "Our cost of butadiene this year," he said, "was about 40 cents a pound from alcohol, compared .with 8 to 10 cents a pound from petroleum. That made the cost of alcohol synthetic rubber around 24's cents a pound, compared with 12 or 13-cent rubber from the petroleum butadiene plants on the Gulf Coast. I Nowhere is there greater evl- 'Ve have a directive from the dence of the universality of the Office of Reconversion telling us I appeal of necd in childhood than MANY HEED APPEAL OF EMPTY STOCKING cause ar. outbreak of hostilities between the U. S. and Japan." Ferguson, bringing in a MacAr thur affidavit of May, 1945. disclosed the Phiiippine army chief was getting copies of some Japanese secret messages decoded by a Navy cryptography station on Corregi-dor. Miles had testified that the War Department here did not send any such secret intercepts to Hawaiian commanders. The MacArthur affidavit contained, too, a statement that "dis patches from the War Department gave me ample and complete information and advice for the purpose of alerting" the defending forces in the islands. The community of Greenacres City voted to become an incorporated municipality at a meeting of registered voters in the Commun ity Church there Tuesday night, with Charles A. Grabowski, mayor prior to the town s abolishment by legislative action, presiding. Of 120 qualified voters, 86 registered and voted unanimously to reincorporate. Mr. Grabowski said that according to law two-thirds of the registered voters must attend the meeting and with the 86 favored votes, "that should be the answer to State Representatives John Bollinger and B. Elliott, and Senator John Beacham," who voted in the Legislature last spring to abolish the community. Officers for the community were voted on by secret ballot and Earl Rasor was elected mayor with a vote of 73. Alderman, R. H. Boyd, 72, Ben King, 73; Herbert Mann, 72 and Elmer Leonard 72. Marshall, O. W. Cook, with a vote of 67; clerk, Phylis Reid, 72. Mr. Grabowski, who declined to be a candidate, pointed out there is no money in the treasury and asks the help of the public is repairing roads and bridges. The election was supervised by Capt. Dewitt Upthegrove. super visor of registration, and Mrs. Martha Welles, chief deputy. November Shows Drop In Traffic Violations Last month 49 traffic accidents which did not result in charges being filed were reported, according to a summary received Tuesday by the City Commission from Police Chief Jack Thompson. The comparable figure for October was 33. Speeding convictions dropped from 42 to 31, and those for speeding in school zones from 20 to 15. Seven motorists were convicted in November for driving drunk, nine in October. CIVIL SERVICE MET IS to run synthetic rubber production on an 'efficient and economical basis in the best interests of the government.' "We construe that to mean- that we run it on a business-like basis." Agricultural groups and farm-State members of Congress have fought the curtailment of alcohol usage, since it provides a large outlet for grain which, under present plans to continue synthetic rubber output in peacetime might last indefinitely. Short of government subsidies, however, there appears no way to make tne alcohol plants economi cally feasible, Hadlock said, and Rubber Reserve, an RFC subsid iary which supervises the syn thetic-operations, has no authority to suDsiaize. ROB ITER CONTROL O. E. Myers, Atlanta, director of the 5th U. S. Civil Service Region, will hold a conference with Fed eral personnel officers on the Hotel George Washington mezzanine at 1:30 p. m. Monday afternoon. Edwin H. Stirk, Miami, Civil Service area supervisor, Tuesday said the Civil Service Commission's policies under reconversion will be discussed and the importance of a proposed new personnel program for the Federal service will be stressed by Mr. Myers. All is designed, he said, to raise the standards and improve the service, especially to make it a career work. Representatives are expected to attend the conference from Morri son Field and U. S. Naval Conva lescent Hospital, Boca Raton Army Airfield, U. S. Employment Service, Naval Air Stations at Melbourne, Cocoa and Vero Beach, and other government agencies in this area. rfflflim W5 IEFT M ft) BUY Watt SEALS Report of the Water Control Committee of the Resources Development Board has been re ceived from the printers and is being distributed to members and interested landholders in the affected areas, Ralph J. Blank, revealed. The report, an 18-page booklet, sets forth major factors involved in meeting the county's Glades problems, gives results of studies made and then makes recommendations toward attaining the final objectives of improved agriculture, soil conservation, water conserva tion, lake control and what to do with waste lands. Detailed study was given to canals and drainage, construction of levee-roadways where needed creation of a water retention area for drought seasons, provision for adequate controls and future Installation of canal pumping plants. Parking Restricted On 2nd And 3rd Sts. Effective today, no parking will be allowed between 8 a. m. and 6 p. m. on the south side of 2nd and 3rd Sts., between the Dixie and CKve Ave., Police Chief Jack Thompson said last night. ; Thompson said "no parking" signs have been put up on both streets and an officer will start checking today to see that the or-dcs'is enforced. He said the no parking edict was brought on by traffic congestion on those streets, both of which are two-way. The only relief possible, he said, was to eliminate parking on one side. in the response to the annual Empty Stocking Fund. For the past several years there has been a growing indication that the community as a whole feels a responsibility for the fund, and does not wish to leave it on the shoulders of a few wealthy citi zens. Already in the fund, now grown to $607 at the close of the second day of the drive, are to be found donations ranging from one dollar to $100, all equally welcome in making up the total needed to insure Christmas happiness for the county's underprivileged. Checks should be sent to The Post-Times office,- made out to the Empty Stocking Fund. Fund to date: Previously acknowledged $425 Mrs. Harold Fowler 10 Mrs. Sadie Louber 2 Mrs. A. Romeyn Pierson 5 Mr. and Mrs. John R. Buchanan 25 Mrs. John H. Perry 10 Philip C. Kauffmann 5 Mr. and Mrs. Thos. M. Royal 10 Mrs. H. T. Webster 5 Bradley Campbell 100 Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Nipson 5 Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Sanderson 5 Total to date $607 TAXI DlERSllNG Air ray Rejects Truman's Plan To End Strikes In Washington Labor, Business Groups Near Serious Conflict Over Various Labor Bills Pending In House Of Representatives PITTSBURGH, UP) President Philip Murray of the CIO Tuesday night rejected President Tiuman's proposals for ending strikes and charged that the Federal administration, has "completely ignored human rights" in the current industrial problems. in an outnirht breaK wim the administration, Murray CHINA CIVIL WAR THREAT REMAINS Nationalist Conscription, Communist Air Force Rumors Abound CHUNGKING, (JPh-Rumors of a Chinese Communist air force in Northern Manchuria and charges of mass conscription for Nationalist forces kept the threat of renewed civil war alive in China Tuesday. Lt. Gen. Tu Yu-ming's National ist troops seized 70 former Japan ese airplanes in a surprise raid Monday on a Communist airdrome near Chinhsien, 130 miles southwest of Mukden, Associated Press Correspondent Olen Clements reported. He said all were in oper ating condition. Rumors drifting down from Harbin said Communists had more planes and were ready to use them against Tu's forces. Advance elements of Tu's arm ies were 30 miles frpm Mukden, waiting a go ahead signal from Russian forces before moving into the capital. Chinese press dispatches said Gen. Chang Hsu-shih had already moved into the city with his independent army and was waiting to welcome Tu. Chang is the brother of Marshall Chang Hsueh-liang, who once kidnaped General issimo Chiang Kai-shek. Communist quarters in Chung king charged that the Nationalists were carrying out large-scale conscription in six JVorth China prov inces to increase their forces for civil war. The Communists said a mark of 100,000 men was set in Honan province alone. No figures were mentioned for the other provinces Shansi, Hopei, Shantung, Suiyuan and Anhwei. Another Communist report said Generalissimo Chiang's forces were planning an offensive against the Communist-held ports of Chefoo, Weihaiwei and Lungkow in North ern Shantung. A delayed dispatch from Assoc! ated Press Correspondent John Roderick at Yenan said Commun ist headquarters feared the Kuo-mintang (Chiang's Nationalist Par ty) might be using forthcoming peace talks as a stalling tactic while preparing for all-out civil war. Nevertheless the Communists were preparing to send delegates. They will leave Yenan in about a week. HAETER TO ACTIVATE WASHINGTON, (P) Price Ad ministrator Chester Bowles says "the taxi drivers and elevator boys" today are passing along stock market tips "reminiscent of 1928 and 1929." He warned of an inflationary psychology that has now taken hold of the country" in a letter to Sen. Wagner (D-NY) which the senator placed in the Congression al Record. Bowles wrote: "The real estate market is booming, with prices already way out of line with what the market can sustain. Nontheless, these prices move up week by week. "The stock market is spurting and the inside speculative dope being passed on by the taxi flrivers and elevator boys is reminiscent of 1928 and 19Z9. Boat Plan Referred To Planning Board Plans for new municipal small boat facilities were referred Tuesday by the City Commission to the Planning Board .for action. . If they are carried out, charter and other fishing boats will be located at a pier to be constructed north of Flagler Memorial Bridge, while a pier will be built south of the bridge for house boats and other craft not making frequent trips which would require lifting of the draw bridge. ' Enactment by the City Commission Tuesday of an ordinance cre ating a Housing Commission, in tended to do everything possible to solve the critical local shortage of living quarters, was followed by appointment of . Tinsley Halter to take steps to get it in operation at once. A letter from Mayor Stanley Peeler, in Jacksonville for the State Chamber of Commerce convention, named Halter "to the assignment of acquainting the vari ous groups involved with the con ditions, purposes and intent of the ordinance. Halter also was asked to ar range for nominations for posts on the new commission from these groups: Housing Authority, Plan ning Board, Real Estate Board, Chamber of Commerce, Building Trades Unions, contractors, archi tects, building supply and materials dealers, and mortgage and building and loan agencies. In reporting the ordinance back from the law and rules committee, Halter said that it will have the effect of coordinating efforts of various interests, and provide the city an opportunity to do its part in meeting a vitally important problem. George McCampbell said he be lieved the proposed group could do nothing but meet once a month. having no authority, and that it would get tired of doingeven this if it could show no results. He did not press his opposition when it was pointed out that the Housing Commission will have author ity to make recommendations. asserted in an address pre pared for radio delivery, that "the design of the specific legislative proposal" ' of the President "is to weaken and ultimately destroy labor union organizations." He added: "It can be but the first step for ever more savage repression. For this reason the CIO shall mobilize its entire membership and the American people to defeat this specific measure and all similar attempts directed against labor." WASHINGTON, VP) Labor and business groups which had joined in President Truman's labor-management conference were in head-on conflict Tuesday over various labor bills pending in the House. Leaders of the nation's biggest labor organizations, addressing a meeting of more than 100 House members, vigorously objected to proposed anti-strike legislation and a bill to include labor unions in the so-called anti-racketeering act of 1934. AFL President William Green said the legislation had united all of labor in "immovable opposition" and contended that such measures would endanger free enterprise and swing American labor "to the left, as the trend has been in other countries." Other opposition speakers included President R. J. Jhomas of the CIO-Auto Workers, and representatives of the Urtited Mine Workers and Railroad Brotherhoods. Shortly before, the U. S. Cham ber of Commerce had announced its support of the legislation which they denouced. Resolutions re-affirming the Chamber's stand were approved by the board of directors Friday, the closing day of the labor-manage ment conference, but were not announced until Tuesday night Neither the labor leaders nor the- U. S. Chamber referred to President Truman's message of Monday, however, in which he asked for legislation to curb big strikes by creation of fact-finding procedure patterned after the Railway Labor Act. The labor representatives objected to bills reported out by the House Military and Judiciary committees, on which they contended there had been no opportunity for unionists to be heard. Rep. Sa-bath (D-Ill), chairman of the rules committee which cleared the legislation for floor notion called the special meeting of House members to hear "labor's side." "They don't have any strikes in Russia," Green said, "but do we want a' strikeless nation under a totalitarian government?" "American labor has made a record of production during the war unequalled by workers anywhere else under the sun," he added. "Are we now to be compensated by being reduced to a position of servitude and slavery?" Thomas, who represented the CIO in the absence of President Philip Murray, said the measures were designed "to smash the labor movement in this country." Although no reference was made at the meeting to President Truman's program, elsewhere John L. Lewis' United Mines Workers issued an angry attack on the President's proposals. Navy Will Discharge Older Enlisted Men WASHINGTON, W) The Navv Tuesday announced it will release all reserve enlisted men or women 38 years of age or older who had one or more dependents prior to Aug. 15. The Navy estimated that there are about 35,000 enlisted personnel in this classification. However. most of these already have become eligible for discharge under the point system. The new regulation does not ap ply to enlisted men in the regular Navy or to those undergoing medical treatment or disciplinary action. 1 NEW YORK (P) Aid for the Liberty ship Henry Ward Beecher. wallowing propellorless and helpless in the Atlantic with 541 American homeward bound troops aboard, will not arrive before some time Thursday afternoon because rescue craft were given the wrong position, the 3rd Naval District said Tuesday. The Beecher first was reported in distress about 340 miles northeast of Bermuda, but corrected in formation Tuesday night put her position 510 miles north, northeast of Bermuda, or about 170 miles further away than originally given. The Navy, however, in its announcement Tuesday night said there was no immediate cause for concern about the safety of those aboard the 302nd Military Police Escort Guard Company and the 542nd and 544th Ordnance Heavy Maintenance Companies because there were no heavy seas nor any storms reported heading that way. WEATHER 4 t 4 FORECAST Colder today and tonight. Continued cold Thursday. Fair weather. WEATHER TABLE (IMc. t, 194SI Station H. L.I Station H. L. Atlanta 54 43Iulvllle 38 .17 Birmingham 4fi )l Miami 72 SB BoKton 41 39!Mlnn.-St. Paul .10 14 Bufralo .18 IffllNew Orleana 4.1 33 Chicago .14 261 New York 42 40 Cincinnati ' 41 34!Pensacola 42 41 Cleveland 40 . . I Pittsburgh .19 34 Detroit IB atlSt. Loula 34 28 Jacksonville OS SSITampa 65 81 Key West 76 89;Washlni:tnn 4.1 43 U.s Angeles 67 r4 H. p. Uracil 74 11 Rainfall (to 6 p. m.) .24 Inch. Barometer at midnight. 29.72. Humldllv. 9T. Wind, high W 18; low S 3. Prevailing wind. S. Sunrise 6:54 a. m. : set R:29 p. m. INI.KT TIDES TonAT High fl:.VJ a. m. ; and 10:00 p. m. Low 3:10 a. m., and 3:33 p. m.

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