THE CAPITAL: The Back Stairs

For the past 15 years the C.I.O.'s President Philip Murray has been a regular boarder at Washington's fashionable Hotel Carlton, one of the capital's best addresses and a place the President has often used for official entertaining. But last week, callers were politely told that Mr. Murray was no longer registered at the Carlton. Murray had moved across the street and down the block to the Hay-Adams, and for a reason.

The reason was George Weaver, a Negro who is director of the C.I.O.'s Committee to Abolish Discrimination. A couple of months ago, Weaver went to a party at the...

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