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To UNO Boosts Hope Of Full Participation ly th» Associated Press NEW YORK. April l.-Russia's payment in full of her dues in the United Nations increased hopes today that the Security Council soon will be running on! a full-team basis. It has been one man short since Wednesday when Russian Delegate Andrei Gromyko walked out in pro test aga .ist the Council’s refusal to defer the Iranian question until April 10. Members of the other 10 delega tions could count three develop ments in favor of their hope that | Red Army Reported Preparing to Leave Azerbaijan Capital By the Associated Press TEHERAN, April 1. — A United States Embassy spokes man said today reports from Tabriz indicated the Russian Army was making “ostenta tious'’ preparations to evacuate that city, capital of the semi autonomous Iranian province of Azerbaijan. The spokesman said no actual movement of troops or mate rials had been reported in Tabriz but that “equipment and vehicles are being concentrated, apparently in preparation for evacuation.” An official Iranian source said the Russians had evacuated all highway check posts between Teheran and points immediately south of Tabriz, but that the self-proclaimed government of Azerbaijan had opened a new control station at Sharifabad, south of its previous frontier post of Khorramdarah. Russia might end what one official called a ‘‘temporary absence.” and resume its place on the Council when that body reconvenes Wednes day. These were: 1. The news from Moscow, re leased here by Secretary-General Trygve Lie, that Russia had paid in full her $1,723,000 assessment for the United Nations working capital She was the first big power to do so. 2. Boris Stein, alternate Russian delegate, has been working steadily —and most congenially, other mem bers said—on the Council commit tee which is drafting rules for the conduct of business. 3. Similarly, the Russians have taken part in meetings of the Mili tary Staff Committee, which is working on preliminary plans for an international force to keep the peace. “All these are evidence that adds up all to th£ good.” said one delega tion official, who withheld the use of his name. This man expressed the opinion the Russians have not been happy in their self-chosen exile from the Council. He termed the dues-paying an nouncement "great news,” and added: “I think we all would like to con sider it as a sign of continued Rus sian devotion to UNO and that we will soon get over this temporary absence." There is still the fact that Mos cow and Teheran have not replied yet to the Council's request of last Friday for clarification of the Iran ian occupation matter. The deadline is Wednesday. The Council wants to know, in effect, whether the Russian troops were a tool to pry out oil concessions, or stated more formally, is Russia's lulfillment of her announced inten tion to remove these troops depend ent on negotiations between Iran and Russia? Byrnes Satisfied with Stand. Persons familiar with the views of Secretary of State Byrnes and Sir j Alexander Cadogan of Great Britain said these two leaders in the Rus sian-opposed move to bring the question of Iran before the Security Council are satisfied their stand is' sound. They were said to feel that “the, right thing has been done” and that' they should pursue the course they have taken. Mr. Byrnes argued especially in the Council that to ig nore Iran now might cost the United Nations the confidence of other small powers. Three of these small nations are the only ones besides-Russia to have paid in full their share of the United Nations’ working capital. They are Belgium, with $332,750; The Nether lands. with $357,000, and Norway, with $169,000. The United States was assessed $6,153,000. of which it has paid $500,-1 000. Britain has paid $300,000 of her $3,692,750 assessment. In the absence of any official statement as to Russia's intention of complying with the request for more information on Iran, even the date of her funds-paying announce ment came in for scrutiny. A cable to Secretary General Lie from An-| drei Vishinsky, deputy minister of foreign affairs, said the transfer; was made March 31. It was two' flays earlier that the Council initi ated its inquiry on Iran.' Gromyko Is Reticent. Persons coupling these dates speculated that Russia would hard ly have paid up at this time if the Council's course on the Iranian ques tion had offended her. Most were inclined to wait for official news, however. Mr. Gromyko as late as last night would not answer reporters’ ques tions as to whether he would at tend the Wednesday meeting which will end the week-end Council re cess. He said without elaboration that he had spoken with Mr. Lie "a couple of days ago.” Mr. Byrnes is said to have the definite feeling that the Council re quest for information affords Russia a graceful way out of its boycott policy on Iranian discussions in the Council now. The Secretary of State spent the' week end in Washington. Puzzled at l'. S. Concern. Recent dispatches from Moscow j have said the Russians find it diffi cult to understand why the United! States is so concerned about Soviet j troops in Iran when it maintains1 troops in China, Iceland and else w-here. Soviet observers said the: United States and Britain seemed to be violating the principle of ‘'equality among nations.” American officials here point out that American troops in foreign lands are there in accordance with treaties and in no case has the country concerned asked that they be removed. MIDWAY, PA.—WAITING OUT COAL SETTLEMENT—Steve Turkley, 54, veteran coal miner, set tles down to a game of marbles with three nephews to wait for a settlement in the coal strike. —AP Wirephoto. | Detroit _(Continued From First Page.) i _ Street Electric Railway and Motoi Coacli Employes of America <AFL) and the Detroit Street Railways De partment met until 2 a m. in an at tempt to find a last-minute solutior ! for the union's demand. A unior official reported the two sides ' dead locked'' after the long session. No Picket Lines Reported. Nearly all vehicles were back lr [the barns an hour after the strike began, DSR officials reported. A contingent of 79 Detroit police offi cers and 15 from suburban High land Park was on duty at car barns but no incidents or picket line? were reported. Police Supt. Edwin Morgan said the department was "functioning normally" and added he expected no difficulty unless an attempt was made to move equipment. No such effort will be made, ac cording to Richard A. Sullivan. DSR general manager, "until public opin ion forces it.” Detroit school officials planned to hold classes as usual, although about 13,000 children ordinarily ride in school buses chartered by the DSR. Company Offer Rejected. me union memDers, asKing an 18 cent hourly raise, yesterday turned down the DSR's last-minute offer of a 15-cent increase, About 2,000 op erators who attended a mass meet ing yesterday voted for the walkout, ignoring international union officers who urged postponement of action for a week. Myron Retherford, district super intendent of the DSR’s huge car barn at Highland Park, said 50 per cent of the early shift drivers had reported for work. However, he added, no equipment was being taken out. Mayor Jeffries, who has insisted the city can not meet the unions wage demand and has urged arbitration of the 3-cent difference, warned union members before the walkout that “the city will be without trans portation only until the public is sufficiently arounsed to justify the turmoil that accompanies a strike." Union leaders admitted the vote at yesterday s meeting was far from unanimous. Greek 'Continued From First Page.) and fights in Meiigala. Ambelokia, the Fiorina district, Western Thrace and Yanitza. The American - British - French mission observing the election an nounced in London it would issue a report April 10 on the fairness of the voting. Russia had declined to send observers. Leftists Protests. Meanwhile, the left-wing EAM 'National Liberation Front) entered a protest against action by the In terior Ministry in extending the vot ing time in some precincts by three hours. The ministry explained the polls were allowed to remain open three hours longer than originally planned because some voters had feared left-wing reprisals if they were recognized by daylight at the polls. An EAM spokesman said the elec tions had been dominated by "ter rorism and unprecedented fraud” and were "such that no honest man who respects himself can admit they have the slightest validity.” "In spite of this, however, the elections have proved the strength of the Republican power, which has won,” he added. Reds Charge Threatening Of Leftists for Boycott MOSCOW, April 1 </P).—A Tass dispatch from Athens today asserted that “all democratic parties and or ganizations in Greece, including the General Federation of Trade Unions, boycotted the general elections" yes terday despite threats of force it said were made by “reactionaries” in an effort to have them take part. “According to available informa tion," the dispatch said, workers in state and private institutions were threatened with dismissal if they failed to vote. Tass also quoted a Swiss radio broadcast reporting large-scale elec tion clashes in Salonika. Political Council Demands Probe of Chiang's Son By »h« Associated Press CHUNGKING, April 1.—Public discontent with the way China’s government has handled the Man churian affair flared yesterday with a demand for an investigation of Chiang Kai-shek’s son. The demand was voiced in a reso lution adopted by the People’s Po litical Council, composed of all parties, which echoed charges of governmental mismanagement made recently at the congress of the Kuomintang, the generalissimo's party. The resolution asked the govern ment to investigate the work of Chiang Ching-kuo, the generalis simo's son, who is special commis sioner of foreign affairs In Man churia: Gen. Hsiung Shi-hui, director of the generalissimo's headquarters in Manchuria, and Chang Kia-ngau, special commis sioner for economic affairs in Man churia. Men. 17-34: Be a “Guardian of Victory.” The Army needs volun teers and now offers the greatest inducements for an Army career ever devised. Get the full details during a visit to the Army Recruit ing Station, 403 Tenth street N.W. Noah Beery, Sr., Veteran Actor, Dies at Home in Hollywood Left New York Show On March 21 for Brief Vacation By th® Associated Pr®s* HOLLYWOOD. April 1.—Noah Beery, sr„ 62, veteran film actor and brother of Wallace Beery, died today at his home. ! Mr. Beery played villains and other character parts since the early days of silent pictures. He is sur vived by his widow, a son. Noah, jr.. also a film actor, and another brother. William Beery. In New York. Morton Nathaason, press representative for Michael Todd Productions, said Mr. Beery ! had been scheduled to return next I Sunday to his role of Boss Tweed in the Todd production, "Up in Central Park.'’ Mr. Beery left the show March 21 for a two-week vacation after play ing the role since the show opened January 27. 1945. Mr. Nathanson said Mr. Beery had planned to play Boss Tweed in the musical's Chi cago run, beginning April 27. He had missed only a few per formances since opening night. Mr. Nathanson said. Mr. Beery once announced he was leaving a studio because he did not believe that two brothers who looked alike and played the same sort of roles belonged on the same lot. "It only cuts the opportunities of each 50 per cent,’’ he said. Mr. Beery was born in Kansas City, January 17, 1884. spent several years in business after he left school NOAH BEERY. Sr. —AP Wirephoto. and finally joined a Kansas City stock company. It toured the coun try, and ultimately he found suc cess on the New York stage. He and Wallace Beery joined forces in a stock company and for three years played the national circuit in "Trail of the Lonesome Pine." In 1920 he entered pictures, and five years later bad established a name as a villain His phrase in an interview. "Villainy is its own reward,” became famous. His most noted role was the brutal sergeant in "Beau Geste.' Occasional bit parts came bis way in later years, and he operated a trout farm not far from Hollywood. B'nai B'rith to Pledge Bradley Veterans' Aid Gen. Omar N. Bradley, Veterans’ Adimnistrator. today was to receive from 265.000 members of B’nai B'rith a pledge to contribute all their man power to an extensive postwar serv ice program for veterans. Tire pledge was to be formally pre sented to the Veterans’ Administra tor by Henry Monsky of Omaha, president of B’Nai B'rith, at a lunch eon in the Mayflower Hotel climax ing a three-dav conference here of the National Postwar Service-Amer ieanism Commission and the Vet erans' Advisory Committee of the country’s oldest Jewish service or ganization. Wilson Wyatt. National Housing Administrator, and Maj. Gen. Ed ward F. Witsell, Army Adjutant Gen eral, headed the list of guests at the luncheon at which Gen. Brad ley was to speak. "Just as our membership was priv ileged to serve the fighting forces during the war years, so will it con tinue during the peacetime years with the same measure of concen trated devotion,” the organization pledged. A contribution of $3,000 to the American Red Cross was voted yes terday by the conferees at a meet ing in the Ambassador Hotel. Twelve hundred local units also have made donations to the Red Cross drive now in progress. A. B. Kapplin. director of post war service, announced the order has spent $560,000 since 1942 for service to military and veterans' hospitals, recreation equipment, Red Crass and religious activities. The National Veterans Advisory Committee will use the order's facil ities and manpower to serve vet erans on a non-sectarian basis, Lt. Col. Elliott Niles, chairman, an nounced. Its three main goals are housing, jobs and education for vet ei ans. Shooting (■Continued From First Page.1 burgh home, usually lighted be tween 9 and 10 p.m., was dark at that time. Police said they were summoned to the home at the request of rela tives because they had not seen or heard from the Stoutenburghs. Had Been 111. for Weeks. Police entered the home this morning and found the family. Ac cording to a neighbor, Mr. Stouten burgh had only been out of the Army for a short time. He was stationed in Washington recently. He said Mr. Stoutenburgh had been ill for several weeks. Relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Stout enburgh told police today that Mr. Stoutenburgh unsuccessfully at tempted suicide by gas about a month ago, but no report was made to police at that time, according to Lt. Jeremiah Flaherty, chief of the homicide squad. The Stoutenburghs had lived at the Kalmia street home for more than 10 years and recently had re paiied the sidewalk leading It it,' the neighbor added. Department of Justice records show Mr. Stoutenburgh had been a special assistant to the Attorney General, in claims division, until he was given military leave September 17, 1942. W’as Native of Ohio. He was born September 25, 1901, at Norwalk, Ohio, and entered the Justice Department May 12, 1930. He was president of the Shepherd Park Citizens’ Association. The daughter attended the Cath edral School for Girls, one of her playmates said. Mary played with other children in the block Saturday. She often was seen helping her father in the garden. Pope's Plea for Alms Is Met Generously District Catholics responded to the plea of Pope Pius XII for funds to allay the suffering of wartorn Eu rope and the Orient by contributing generously yesterday to the Bishop's War Emergency and Relief Commit tee campaign in the churches and chapels of Washington. Though figures were not available because collections are sent directly to the Archdiocesan Chancery at Baltimore, spokesmen here said Dis trict residents answered the appeal "most generously” at the special col lections taken up at masses here. Proceeds of this year's campaign, as in the past, wiil be principally disbursed through the Holy See to victims of the war regardless of race, creed or color. In his appeal for alms for the suf fering the Pope said “vast hosts of children weakened or at death's door through starvation hold out their little hands asking for bread and there is none to break it unto them.' ” The message also stated j these children “without home, ivith- i out clothing, without fathers or mothers to warm and clothe them " are ill and "without the necessary medicines and medical care.'" Catholic children of the District were also aiding the drive through a "Pennies in the Pail” camptaign This drive, which will continue through Lent, is being made through the parochial school students in Washington. Federal Pay ^Continued From First Page.) December was more than sufficient, to meet increased costs of living. He. said the 15.9 per cent pay raise re ceived by Government workers last July, plus the Senate-proposed 11 per cent increase, would enable the average Government worker to meet the increased cost of living. In conclusion. Mr. Rees declared: "The attention of the House is di rected to the fact that this bill will add one half billion annually to the cost of Government and increase the1 already stupendous $200,000,000,000 national debt proportionately.” "An increase of 18.5 per cent is too high a figure,” Mr. Rees said. Government workers received a 15.9 per cent pay boost last July and the amount proposed by the committee would give them a combined wage increase considerably in excess of the cost of living increases.” Likes Graduated Increase. Mr. Rees said one of the reasons he favors the Senate bill is that it provides for a graduated increase, with employes in the lower income brackets getting a greater percent age of the raise. However, even in the lower brackets the raise does not exceed 13 or 14 per cent. “If the purpose of the pay bill is to enable Federal workers to meet increased living costs then let’s give the low-income employe a bet ter break than those making far higher salaries,” he said. At the same time Mr. Rees expressed his opposition to the ‘‘break through" of the $10,000 Federal ceiling as approved by the committee.’ Price Board Clerk Named MARTINSBURG, W. Va„ April 1 (Special).—Mrs. Eilcn Foreman has been named clerk of the Berkeley County Price Control Board, suc ceeding Mrs. Velma Rice of Berkeley Springs, who resigned. _ BRAKES RELINED 4 WHEELS COMPLETE +m m ft IUICK SPECIAL •fll*/9 PONTIAC 1 jl OLDSMOBILE A»nr»Te< Tcstinr Mmchinn GENERAL BRAKE SERVICE 903 N ST. N.W. Ml. 9103 Original Sugar Quota For Philippines Gets Backing From Tydings By J. A. O'Leary Senator Tydings, Democrat, of Maryland, came out today in favori of restoring to the Philippine trade, bill the original sugar quota of 850, 000 Jong tons a year. The House, before passing the measure Friday, cut the sugar quota to 850,000 short tons, a reduction of 102,000 short tons. The Marylander, who is chairman of the Senate Committee on Territories and In sular Affairs, said this Government should not take “any small advan tage’’ of the Filipinos in the trying period that lies ahead. His statement followed an an nouncement Saturday by Chairman George of the Senate Finance Com mittee that he, too, supports the original sugar quota. The bill will be handled by the Finance Commit tee in the Senate. “Without having heard the argu ments pro and con, I am inclined very strongly to give the Philip pines in this interim period the same preferential, w'hich would in clude the 850,000 long tons sugar quota which they have had," said Senator Tydings. The interim referred to is the 28 year-life of the trade agreement, designed to help the Filipinos em bark on their era of independence in the face of war devastation. “We should not take any small advantage of them in their great hour of trial," Senator Tydings con tinued. “They have suffered more— infinitely more—than any other country over which the American flag flies. They died by the thou sands. Their homes and industries were destroyed by the tens of thou sands. Their transportation system was demolished. Their financial system and currency were ruined. “Surely justice and humanity, and the fine exhibition of loyalty and devotion they have shown to our common cause warrant the fairest treatment by this strong country, the United States." The Philippines become inde pendent on July 4. Under the trade agreement bill, they would continue to have free trade with the United States for 8 years, with quotas on their major products. Starting in the ninth year, tariff duties would be applied gradually over a 20-year pe riod, at the rate of 5 per cent a year of the rates this country im poses on Cuba. Tito Protests Allied Planes Flying Over Yugoslavia By the Associated Pres* BELGRADE. April 1.—Premier Marshal Tito told Parliament today that Allied planes had flown over Yugoslav territory and that this constituted a threat to the nation's peace and security. "Our people can not tolerate such provocations.’’ he declared. He said Yugoslavia protested on February 28 against plane flights I but received no answer. iTito ap parently did not say to whom the protest was addressed.' He said relations with the United States have been obstructed by "few misunderstandings." "The United States asked the Yugoslav government to recognize the obligations of previous govern ments," he said "After some study I am able to say that Yugoslavia recognizes all these obligations to the United States and I think the last obstacle to understanding has been overcome." Wages (Continued From First Page.! Senate added an amendment to the1 minimum wage bill establishing a j revised farm parity formula which 1 would take into account the cost of agricultural labor. Called Justice for Farmers. Backers of the amendment say its enactment would only provide justice for the farmers, who, they contend, are going to have to pay higher prices for their purchases as the result of industrial wage increases. There was general agreement on both sides of the Capitol that the House, which twice has approved similar proposals, would accept the Senate amendment readily. Senate leaders hope 10 complete work on the measure by midweek, after deciding on a new minimum wage level. The bill provides for raising the current floor of 40 cents an hour to 65. and eventually to 15 cents Senators Ellender, Demo crat. of Louisiana and Ball. Repub lican. of Minnesota want to hold the initial jumD to 55 cents, stepping up the minimum to 60 cents 18 months later. Should Mr. Truman carry out his! threat to veto the whole bill be cause of the parity amendment, a number of farm State Senators have said they will simply tack the parity, issue on the price-control extension measure when it reaches them. They consider the OPA extender virtually veto-proof. Why Mountain Valley Water is Recommended for ARTHRITIS-KIDNEY and BLADDER condition This natural mineral water from Hot Springs, Arkansas, helps to— 1. Stimulate kidney funcions 2. Soothe bladder irritation 3. Neutralize uric acidity 4. Discharge wastes Phone for a Cate Today MOUNTAIN VALLEY MINERAL WATER MEt. 1062904 12th N.W. For Beauty & Durability! O’BRIEN Paints, 70 Years of Paint Experience They Look Better Longer! Sold, in Washington, Only by tisinfthb. 2437 lgth St. N.W.—CO. 6088 Committee Cuts Sharply Into Interior Budget Bill *y th# Associotad Pr«t The biggest Interior Department budget in history—for the 1947 fiscal year—is being pared sharply by the House Appropriations Committee, it was reported today. The budget requests totaled $340, 719,260. The committee is expected to approve an appropriation bill shortly after April 9, although it probably will not be acted upon be fore May. Representative Johnson, Demo crat, of Oklahoma, chairman of the subcommittee which handles funds for the Interior Department, pre dicted the Interior bill will be “slashed deeper than any Interior ' ill in history.” He stated, however, that because of the budget's size the cuts will not necessarily mean less money for the department than in previous years. Ptpsi-Cola Company, Long Island Cily, N. 7• I ranchised Bottler: Vepsi-Cala Bottling Co.. Washington. I). C. 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