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SI.00 X lo Obituary _A-12 Radio _B-19 Society ..-.B-3 Sports_A-18-19 Where to Go_B-6 Woman’s Page B-ll Tel Aviv Combed For Kidnapers Of 5 Britons Jewish Settlements On Lebanese Border Also Are Searched By th« Associated Press JERUSALEM, June 19.—A large force of troops and police began scouring several Jewish settle ments along the Lebanese fron tier today, and the army clamped a strict curfew on Tel Aviv to aid the search for an armed band which kidnaped five British offi cers. Palestine police late today said an other British officer was missing, possibly bringing to six the number of Britons kidnaped in a wave of disorder sweeping the country. The officer, Maj. H. B. Chadwick, failed to appear at a general com mand meeting at the King David Hotel late yesterday, the police an nouncement said. Police said Maj. Chadwick and the Other British officers may be held as hostages by Irgun Zvai Leumi, an outlawed resistance organization re potted attempting to enforce a de mand for commutation of death sentences against two of their Jewish comrades. The Tel Aviv municipal council passed a resolution at an emergency meeting calling on the kidnapers to release the British captives immedi ately. Mayor Israel Rokeach as serted he did not believe the offi cers were in the city. Road Blocks Erected. The British 6th Airborne Division erected road blocks at every street corner in Tel Aviv and established posts to check identities every 200 or 300 yards. Residents of the Jewish settle ment near Acre resisted a military search of the area yesterday, block ing gates to the town with an iron w'atertank and releasing a hive of bees, an army spokesman said. Entering the area after removing the blocks, the soldiers searched the town, detaining several persons for questioning and confiscated sig nalling aparatus. The border search, 85 miles from Tel Aviv, was not immediately ex plained. All roads through the upper Galilee section of Palestine in the north were blocked. Tele phone lines were cut to prevent alarms being spread to other settle ments. British engineers threw a Bailey Bridge across the Jordan between Palestine and Syria, replacing the dynamited “bridge of the Daughters of Jacob,” which raiders destroyed Sunday. In three days. 18 have been killed and scores injured in terrorism. Jews’ Premises Out of Bounds. Military authorities proclaimed all Jewish premises in Palestine out of bounds to British troops until the kidnaped officers are freed. The prohibition applied to bars, theaters, hotels and restaurants. Reports from Tel Aviv said the streets were deserted except for patrolling Tommies. Buildings were shuttered. Only government em ployes, doctors and nurses were al loyed to leave their residences after 5 a.m. when the curfew was clamped on. In the border operations, troops cordoned off two Jewish settlements, Twehai and Kargiladi. (Spokesmen for the Arab office in London said ’’the latest out break of terrorism by Zionist gangs in Palestine is a strange commentary on Jewish claims to turn the country into a Jewish national state. These outbreaks of criminal violence only serve to emphasize the justice of the Arab cause. (“Although one accepts that these periodic outrages are com mitted by extremist elements, failure by the Jewish agency to suppress the activities of such illegal organizations is scarcely likely to commend the Zionist cause to statesmen now con cerned with the future of Pales tine.”) Doubts Bevin Statement. The outburst of violence was be lieved in some quarters here to be linked both to British Foreign Sec retary Ernest Bevin’s Palestine pro nouncement at Bournemouth last week and the mysterious flight from exto in France of the Grand Mufti, Haj Amin El Husseini, spiritual leader of Palestine’s Moslems. Speaking in Petah Tiqvah. near Tel Aviv, Dr. Chaim Weizmann, president of the World Zionist Or ganization. said last night that he doubted Mr. Bevin’s statement that tht proposed admission to Palestine of 100,000 homeless European Jews would require dispatch of an addi tional British army division to the Holy Land. Ex-GI Held in Killing Of 0. J. Beckerman The Federal Bureau of Investiga tion announced this afternoon the arrest of William Francis Harvey, 23, honorably discharged soldier, in the hitch-hike killing March 28 of O. J. Beckerman, 52, Coca-Cola bottling works manager, of Lees burg, Va. It was announced here that Har vey had “confessed'' to the killing in a wooded section near Fred ericksburg, Va., after his apprehen ds by the special agents in Phil ^**1 officials said Harvey said he haa slain Beckerman with a 12 *>ch knife, a war souvenir, after Mr. Beckerman had given him a lift. The ex-soldier said he had been hitch-hiking from an Army camp where he was stationed to visit a girl friend in Philadelphia. The FBI in their formal state ment said only that Harvey had confessed to slaying the man after they had eaten lunch together, but, gave no other reasons. M t Louis, at 207, Outweighs Conn 25 Pounds for Tonight's Fight Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis (left) and Challenger Billy Conn shaking hands as they appeared for the weigh-in today for their title fight in Yankee Stadium tonight. —AP Wirephoto. By Francis E. Stann Stor Staff Correspondent NEW YORK. June 19 —Although Challenger Billy Conn will weigh 182 pounds, heaviest he has been for a fight. Champion Joe Louis, will outweigh the Pittsburgh contender by 25 pounds when they meet to night in Yankee Stadium with the world heavyweight title at stake. At that, the weight difference was not as much as generally expected for Louis tipped the beam at only 207 pounds when he stepped on the scales in Madison Square Garden. Louis had announced that he expected to weigh between 208 and 210 pounds. Conn, who said he probably would weigh 179 or 180 pounds, expressed pleasure at weighing 182. “That's good,” agreed his manager, Johnny Ray. “I’d rather have him over 180 than under that figure.” Eddie Eagan, chairman of the New York Boxing Commission, offi ciated at the weighing-in, which was attended by hundreds of news papermen, photographers, newsreel and radio men. Both men entered the ring in the Garden wearing purple trunks. In the draw for colors, Louis drew pur ple so Conn will have to switch to olack trunks tonight. Following the weighing-in the <See FIGHT. Page-A-2.7" Women's Clubs Vole For OPA Continuance Alter Heated Debate Civilian Control of Atomic Energy Also Approved In Chicago Convention By Gretchen Smith Star Staff Correspondent CHICAGO, June 19.—The Gen eral Federation of Women’s Clubs today voted for continua tion of OPA following a heated controversy which necessitated taking of a standing vote on the resolution. Out of the approximately 1,600 delegates attending the 55th annual convention, 356 voted for continua tion of Federal control on ceiling prices while 266 voted against it. The resolution, submitted to the assembly by Mrs. Horace B. Ritchie. Two D. C. Delegates Fear Mailed Clothing Is on Way to Greece By o Staff Correspondent of The Star CHICAGO, June 19. — Two Washington delegates to the General Federation of Women’s Clubs are suffering today un der the horrible suspicion that their personal clothing, includ ing an expensive mink coat, is now on its w'ay to Greece. The women, who didn’t want their names used, said they sent their personal luggage ahead to convention headquarters last week by parcel post to save themselves the burden of car rying it. The bundles have not yet been delivered to their own ers. and the women suspect the clothes were sent by accident, to the federation office which is forwarding fBtethes- to Athens for the relief of war victims. Besides the mink coat, one of the women said, her package contained a handsome white fur evening wrap. chairman of the Resolutions Com mittee, read as follows: "The Gen eral Federation of Women’s Clubs •supports continued Federal legisla tion for equitable wage ceilings and price control on basic commodities such as food, shelter and clothing as being essential to the common good and to sustained prosperity during the period of readjustment." Speakers included delegates from Illinois, Pennsylvania, Georgia, New fork, Texas, Wyoming, Florida and tSee FEDERATION, Page A-2.) Jap Guard Gets Life YOKOHAMA, June 19 (£>).— Toranoshin Akamatsu, a civilian guard, was convicted by a United States 8th Army tribunal today of torturing American prisoners of war and sentenced to life imprisonment. Major League Games AMERICAN LEAGUE Washington at Cleveland Wet Giounds. New York at Chicago—Rain. Philadelphia at Detroit—5:30 P.M. Boston at St. Louis—8:30 P.M. NATIONAL LEAGUE At Brooklyn— Pittsburgh . 000 00 — Brooklyn 400 0 . — At New York— Cincinnati . 201 000 0 — New York .. 000 000 _ Batteries—Blackwell and Lamanno: An drews and Cooper. Chicago at Philadelphia—Rain. St. Louis at Boston—7:45 P.M. t a Red Cross Delegates Clash on Continuing Aid to Veterans Assistance in Filing Claims, Financial Help Called 'Antisocial' By Miriam Ottenberg Star Staff Correspondent PHILADELPHIA, June 19 Delegates to the first postwar American National Red Cross convention here today differed sharply on whether the Red Cross should continue to assist ; veterans in filing claims and giv ing them financial aid. The controversy flared during a forum on home service to veterans and dependents at which some speakers contended that the present policy of giving basic maintenance funds to veterans awaiting pensions was “antisocial'’ and threw the Red Cross in competition with public and private welfare agencies. Miss Marguerite Galloway, home service director of the Philadelphia Chapter, -contended Government agencies were willing and able to take over financial aid to veterans and that the Red Cross policy of giving money for food and rent while claims were pending was not based on veterans’ needs. Discretion in Aid Is Urged. Dana Swan, home service chair ; man of Providence, R. I„ said he ; believed veterans should be given ! financial aid where State welfare laws were so “antiquated” that vet | erans womd starve without Red j Cross assistance. On the other hand, he added, where States have i adequate welfare laws, the polk„ j put Red Cross chapters in direct competition with other welfare agencies. Several panel members favored throwing the weight of the organiza tion behind legislation for better welfare laws although one member, Mrs. Catherine Sloss, Birmingham. Ala., contended that would "get the Red Cross into politics.” With the contention that Red Cross handling of veterans’ pension claims produced a “great deal of confusion, duplication and waste ful competition," Miss Ella Lee Cow gill, Erie (Pa.) home service volun teer, led the argument to turn all assistance in filing claims over to the Veterans Administration. Oh the score of counseling vet I (See RED CROSS, Page A-2.> Wallace Urges Price Curbs as Inflation Brake Appeal Issued as Conferees Meet for First Session By tfi« Associated Press Secretary of Commerce Wal lace pleaded today against let ting down “our guard against inflation” as Senate-House OPA conferees met for their first ses sion to chart the future of price control. Mr. Wallace said in a statement that business can enjoy unprece-! dented prosperity in the years just j ahead “if we can avoid rocking the economic boat right now.” But he added that ”to weaken or destroy price and rent control would be,to ask for the same kind of boom and bust that began Just about this time after the last war.” His statement was issued without explanation, but its timing coin cided with the initial meeting of the Capitol Hill Conference Committee named to compose differences in OPA extension bills that have drawn sharp criticism from stabilization officials. Secrecy Is Imposed. The House and Senate conferees imposed a policy of strict secrecy on their deliberations. Senate Democratic Leader Barkley said the group agreed at its first session to forgo any statements re garding votes or tentative decisions until final action has been taken. "What was the vote on that motion?” a reporter asked. "Unanimous," Senator Barkley replied, then joined in the general laughter at his tumble into the verbal snare. From other sources, it was learned that Representative Spence, Demo crat, of Kentucky was elected chair man of the conference, and that nothing much happened anyway, outside of general discussion of the Senate and House versions of the bill. Inflation Effects Discussed. Mr. Wallace confined his state ment to the effects of inflation on business. “As long as business co-operates with the whole effort to stabilize our economy, it cannot be accused of profiteering as it was after the last war,” he said. ' But if price controls are weaken ed or destroyed, the old charges of profiteering will he echoing around, the country again during the next few- months. • • Mr. Wallace said inflation is as damaging to business, and especially small business, as to other economic groups, adding: “With prices rising rapidly, mil lions of small business men • * • will come out second best in the wild scramble for raw materials and fin ished goods.” Wyatt Issues Warning. The result, he asserted, would be to "encourage monopoly with prices out of the reach of the American people.” Mr. Wallace's statement follow’ed a warning by Housing Administrator Wyatt that a "breakdown'’ of price controls would wreck the housing program. Last night. Stabilization Director Chester Bowles’ reported drive to obtain a year's moratorium on strikes in return for a pledge of "firm” price control appeared des tined for rocky sledding if not out right failure. Labor leaders were said to be1 wary of making a "no strike” pledge because of doubt that Mr. Bowles could deliver on any pledge of firm price control. Mr. Bowles’ office acknowledged he had discussed his plan with principal labor leaders. It was known that these leaders included CIO President Philip Murray and AFL President William Green. News Agencies' Exemption From Trust Laws Backed By the Associated Press A bill to exempt mutual news gathering organizations from provi sions of antitrust laws was approved by a House Judiciary Subcommittee today. The legislation, introduced by Representative Mason, Republican, of Illinois, still must be considered by:the full committee before it can go to the House. Mr. Mason has declared the leg islation is necessary to "clarify and nullify” a Supreme Court decision that membership by-laws of the Associated Press violated the Sher man Antitrust Act. The by-laws have been amended since the court acted last year. Plane May Reach 1,000 M.P.H. In Piercing Time-Space Wall Immensities of Universe to Be Plumbed !n Coming Experiment at Muroc Field By Thomas R. Henry There is a time-space wall in the sky. It is about 4-miles-in-20-sec onds thick. Across this wall are the immensities of time and space which man never has en tered. Some time this summer at Muroc Field, Calif., a man in an airplane will try to crash through the wall at a speed of about 1,000 feet a sec ond—or about 100 miles an hour faster than a human being ever has moved before. If he breaks through he will ex perience a few wild seconds on the other side when he will be moving at a speed approaching 1,000 miles an hour, between 300 and 400 miles faster than any speed record of a human being in the past. Pilot and plane must be kicked through this wall with a 20-second, i 10,000 horsepower kick. Up to the time he reaches a speed of about, 300 feet a second he will be using about 2,000 horsepower. At this point the additional 10,000 horse power must be applied. After 20 sec onds he will be in the clear again and may be able to cross the 900 mile mark with the same 2,000 horsepower he was using before he hit the wall. All these figures are rough ap proximately. They will vary greatly with altitude and weight and con tour of the plane. When the plane hits the wall it will be like an automobile moving at 100 miles an hour crashing head long into a thick stone wall. If it is heavy enough and going fast enough it may bre/ik through. The essential difference will be that there will be no falling stone to crush the plane. The flying fragments will be seconds—which may hurt just as badly as bricks. The wall is the speed of sound. At lower speeds a vacuum is built (See HENRY, Page A-7.) ' k LOUIS vi CONN RINGSIDE SEATS *100.90 s WITH THESE ATTRACTIONS AND THE RIGHT PROMOTER WE OUGHT To BE ABLE To PAY OFF THE NATIONAL J sn DFBT < y $228,000,000 Master Plan To Develop D. C. Proposed Gen. Young Submits Preliminary Draft For 6-Year Expansion of Facilities (First of a Series.) By John W. Thompson, Jr. A vast $228,000,000 expansion of District public buildings and services during the next six years designed to overtake and keep abreast of Capital war and post war growth was proposed today to the Commissioners by Engi neer Commissioner Gordon R. Young. The program contemplates new schools, libraries, bridges and high ways. police and fire stations, health and welfare institutions, sewage and refuse facilities, water supply and distribution items and a $60,000,000 subway for downtow'n Washington. Project details will be made public daily through next Wednesday. To pay the bills Brig. Gen. Young called for new and increased taxes, a boost in “the grossly inadequate” Federal payment toward District annual expenses, and borrowing from the Treasury sums that could exceed $50,000,000. The report is a composite developed by Gen. Young during the past four months from six-year programs sub mitted by all city department heads. He asked the Commissioners to con sider it "preliminary" to a final pro gram to be worked out this summer by officials gnd citizens for sub mission in legislative form to Con gress at its next session. Actually his recommendations su perimpose a five-year program on the construction items carried in the 1947 city budget, which is still be fore Congress but due to become effective July 1 if passed in time. Thus, although the program as such is "preliminary” and is yet to be approved by the commissioners, it officially is going to begin during the next fiscal year. Gen. Young said the plan assumes that projects recommended for the coming year but eliminated by Con gress will automatically be spread over the ensuing five years to 1952 at thfe rate of about $18,000,000 a year, providing the items charge (See EXPANSION, Page A-6.) Bloom and Mundt Row In House Committee On Joviet Policy Leak Foreign Affairs Session Breaks Up in Battle After Attack on Report By the Associated Press A House Foreign Affairs Com mittee meeting broke up in a row today over a tentative report by four of its members calling for a stiffer policy in diplomatic dealings with Russia. Chairman Bloom and Represent ative Mundt, Republican, of South Dakota, engaged in a sharp verbal tiff after Mr. Bloom accused the latter of letting the report "leak” to newspapermen yesterday. Mr. Bloom said he thought the “leak" violated a confidence and was a “highly improper” step by a committee member seeking "pub licity or notoriety.” Denies Issuing Report. Mr. Mundt denied giving out cop ies of the report, and added that he was out of town yesterday. The flareup came when Repre sentative Ryter, Democrat, of Con necticut, urged that action be taken by the full committee on the re port. Mr. Bloom replied that "action has been deferred” and said the committee would stand adjourned. Several members shouted for recognition, and one of them. Rep resentative Vorys, Republican, of Ohio, asked. "Does this mean that the attempt to suppress this report will continue?” Mr. Bloom shouted back. "There is no use to suppress it, since it has already been given out.” He added that "if the proper information is obtained as to who let the report out the chair will act.” Calls Findings Vicious. Mr. Bloom called “malicious and vicious” the findings of a four-man subcommittee based on a tour of Eastern Europe last year. The four who made the trip, Representatives Gordon, Democrat, of Illinois; Bolton. Republican, of Ohio, Mr. Mundt and Mr. Ryter de manded “immediate abandonment of any semblance of appeasement ’ of the Kremlin and said President Truman and Prime Minister Stalin should meet soon for a personal talk on problems dividing the two coun tries. Calling the report a “strictly con fidential” committee document, Mr. Bloom told a reporter: “There is absolutely no truth to the report. It's an old story—the trip was made a year ago. The com mittee never considered it. It is just a malicious and vicious report and should never have been printed. “It can do no good whatever, and may upset the deliberations of the Foreign Ministers at Paris, because it gives out an entirely wrong im pression of the present situation.” 1 Bidauli Is Elected Interim President of France by Assembly MRP Chief Faces Difficult Task in Formation of Tripartite Cabinet By the Associated Press PARIS, June 19.—Georges Bi dault was elected President of France’s interim government by the Constituent Assembly today. Election tabulators said an unoffi cial tally showed he received 384 votes. The new President has been serving as Foreign Minister. Mr. Bidault's election had been virtually assured when the Socialists pledged their 128 votes to him. No opposing votes were cast, but the Communists abstained. The 46 vear-old former history professor and journalist thus became France's third President in a year and a half. He is a leader of the Popular Re publican Movement party, which emerged from the June 2 elections as the nation's largest, with 166 of the Assembly's 586 seats. He suc ceeded Felix Gouin. a Socialist, who resigned after the election. Mr. Gouin had followed Gen. Charles de Gaulle in the office. Mr. Bidault faced difficult, prob lems in forming a tri-partite cab inet. although the Communists gave signs of reconciling themselves to entering his government. They did not, however, commit themselves to this, and the Socialists have said they will enter no government that excludes the Communists. The Constituted Assembly earlier heard Socialist Speaker Vincent Auriol give qualified approval to Gen. de Gaulle's ideas for the new constitution. While not mentioning Gen. de Gaulle's recent speech. Mr. Auriol urged the Assembly to consider a two-chamber legislature, a strong president and a separation of the presidency, legislature and judiciary. These views were sounded by Gen. de Gaulle. Truman to See Press President Truman will hold a news conference at 4 p.m. tomorrow. D. C. Invites Moses, N. Y. Parking Expert, To Study Traffic Keneipp Sees D. C. Forced to Condemn Property for Auto Space Robert Moses. New York parks commissioner and an outstand ing expert on traffic problems, will be asked to come to Wash ington to study the city’s critical parking shortage and make rec ommendations. Suggestion that he be invited here in an advisory capacity was made today by Chairman Hebert of the House District Subcommittee on Traffic and Engineer Commissioner Gordon R. Young promised to ar range for a formal invitation. Mr. Hebert said he understood that Mr. Moses would be glad to give District authorities the benefit of his experience and counsel. Tht New Yorker, in addition to his city parking duties, i^ chairman of the New York State Council of Park= Property Condemnation Suggested. Among Mr. Moses' many accom plishments in New York was the planning of parking at Jones Beach, where 600,000 persons go to swim or enjoy ocean breezes on a hot summer Sunday. Most of them ar rive in automobiles. At the expert direction of attendants, more than 100,000 automobiles are lined up with dispatch on its huge parking fields and driven away without traffic jams at the end of the day. The decision to call in the New Yorker developed at an informal meeting of the traffic subcommittee. i See PARKING, Page A-2.) Wider Atom Control Voted for Army By th# Associated Press The House Military Affairs Com mittee today voted to strengthen the Army's control over atomic bomb production by giving it power, under certain conditions, to make its own atomic weapons. The committee wrote into Senate legislation authority lor the Presi dent to direct the proposed Atomic Energy Commission to allow the armed forces to "manufacture, pro duce or acquire any equipment or device utilizing fissionable materials or atomic energy as a military weapon." That authority was not contained in the Senate measure, and House committee members expressed fear that the Atomic Energy Commission could, under the Senate proposal, refuse to allow the Army to manu facture atom bombs. In effect, members said, the amendment would permit the Army to continue operation of its Oak Ridge, Tenn., atomic bomb project, if the President so directs. The committee made several other minor changes in the legislation before postponing further consid eration until Friday. A new fight over atomic energy controls shaped up after the House Committee voted yesterday against a plan for all-civilian control which ;the Senate voted after hearings by the Special Atomic Committe. The control commission would ad minister domestic phases of atomic energy. The House Committee voted to require that at least one of the j five members of the proposed com mission be a military represents j tive, and that a second member may be selected from military ranks if the President sees fit. Military Discipline Tightened By Stalin in Red Army, Navy By the Associated Press MOSCOW. June 19.—The army newspaper Red Star today said Prime Minister Stalin has signed a decree establishing new disciplinary regulations for the Red Army and Navy, including a requirement that all personnel strictly observe the rules of military politeness and saluting The paper commented editorially that the decree would “advance the military might of the Soviet state” by redefining the relationship of officers and men to each other and their duties and the state. Military personnel, the editorial said in describing the regulations which supersede the 1940 rules, must fulfill strictly the orders of their superiors and be prepared to suffer hardships and deprivations and give their lives if necessary in carrying out their duties. The paper said the new regula tions require all military and naval personnel “to strictly keep military state secrets; to be honest, truthful and conscientious; to study military requirements; to conserve military and state property; to respect su periors and chiefs, strictly observing the rules of military politeness anc saluting.” Budget Chief Quits for Post In World Bank Smith Says He Needs More Pay; to Get Tax-Exempt $22,500 By Joseph A. Fox Harold D. Smith, for seven years budget director, resigned today to become vice president of the International Bank of Re construction and Development, with the frank acknowledgement that he needed the higher pay the new post carries. In the Budget Office, Mr. Smith has received $10,000 annually. As vice president of the bank, set up under the Bretton Woods agree ment, he will receive $22,500—which is tax exempt. Treasury officials estimated that the $22,500 tax-exempt salary,is equivalent to a taxable income of $50,000 without normal income tax deductions. For Security Reasons. Submitting his resignation to President Truman, Mr. Smith, who was formerly Budget Director in the State of Michigan, said: “For over 25 years I have served in many capacities in local and State governments, tODped by my experience in the Federal Govern ment. I now have an opportunity to be of service in the international field. “I have been invited by Eugene Meyer to be vice president of tne International Bank for Reconstruc tion and Development. The pros pect of assisting in the promotion of world prosperity and peace, on which the future of mankind now so largely depends, is a challenge which I cannot very well ignore. “I feel that I must accept this opportunity not only because of my keen interest in the international field but also because it offers greater compensation. “I must confess that had this op portunity not arisen it would have HAROLD D. SMITH. —Harris & Ewing Photo. been only a short time until the existing limitations on the salaries of public officials would have forced me out of the Federal Government. I could not have continued without reducing certain fixed charges which I have regarded for many years as important to the security of my family.” Truman Accepts With Regret. Mr. Smith's resignation and ap pointment to the new post were an nounced by White House Press Sec retary Charles G. Ross prior to mak ■ ing public the exchange of corre ' spondence between Mr. Smith and ! the President, who had prevailed on the budget director to remain in service when he sought to resign earlier. In accepting the resignation. Mr. Truman did so "with very deep re gret." He told Mr. Smith that "there is great work before you in the in ternational field." and said this tem pered his f^eirngs over the resigna tion. Mr. Smith's new job means that the top two posts in the world bank will be held by Americans. The president is Eugene Meyer, until re cently the editor and publisher of the Washington Post. Mr. Smith is entering on his new office immediately. For the present, Paul H. Appleby, assistant director, will be acting director of the Budget : Bureau. Tribute From President. Mr. Ross told newsmen that in the loss of Mr. Smith the President considers that the Government is being deprived of the services of "one of its most able and devoted I public servants ” The retiring budget director is 48 years old and came into the Govern ment with a record as a fine ad ministrator. He is highly regarded in official Washington. Mr. Smith was the late President Roosevelt’s original choice for Fed eral Loan Administrator after the removal of Jesse Jones. He is also understood to have been offered a place on the Full Employment Ad visory Board by President Truman. Mr. Smith's home Is in Arlington. Hoover Leaves Havana By Plane for U. S. By the Associated Press HAVANA, Cuba, June 19.—Herbert Hoover left here by plane today to return to the United States. Mr. Hoover, who has been making a food survey trip through South America for President Truman, arrived in Havana yesterday. Water Gate Concert On WMAL Tonight A portion of the Water Gate concert will be on the air over Station WMAL tonight from 8:30-8:55 through the co-operation of The Star. The program will feature orchestra selections under the direction of Alexander Smal lens. Jacques Gordon, concert violinist, is the guest artist.