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Sunny, dry; highest near 80 this afternoon. Clear, lowest near 58 tonight. Tomorrow sunny, dry; warmer during afternoon. Temperatures today—High, 79, at noon; low, 62, at 4:58 a.m. Yesterday—High, 80, »t 12:14 pm.; low, 67, at 11:58 p.m. (Full fceport on Page A-4.) 94th YEAR. No. 37,303. Phone NA. 5000. WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 1946-TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES. ** Guide for Readers Page. Amusements __ B-1S Churches _A-8-10 Comics .B-14-15 Editorials _A-6 Edit’rial Articles, A-7 Lost and Pound..A-3 Page. Obituary .A-4 Real Estate-B-l-8 Society .A-7 Sports _A-ll Where to Go — B-4 Churches ..A-8-9-10 An Associated Press Newspaper Cltr Home Deliver?. Dell? and Sunder 80a a Month. When S Sunders. SI.00 5 CENTS Food Control Put Under Anderson By Conferees Recess Taken Until Monday With Four Big Issues Unsettled BULLETIN House and Senate conferees on extension of OPA today announced agreement on Sen ate provisions giving Secre tary of Agriculture Anderson general supervision over the future control of food and other farm commodities. The conferees recessed until Mon day, with four major issues - still unsettled. By J. A. O'Leary The shape In which the price control bill will go to President Truman may be known late to day. House and Senate conferees went into a Saturday session with Major ity Leader Barkley expressing hope they would settle all remaining dif ferences by evening and get a final compromise draft ready for approval by both houses next week. Although the conferees have adopted a policy of not officially announcing their decisions piece meal, it is understood they agreed yesterday on a formula for allowing manufacturers to add increased costs to their basic 1941 prices in any particular field. It Is a foregone conclusion the bill that finally emerges from con ference will not satisfy price control officials, because both houses placed drastic curbs on existing OPA pow ers. The only question is how much life administration leaders will be able to breathe back into the law in the process of adjusting House and Senate differences. Differences Cited. For example, the House proposed to end subsidies on meat, which would pave the way for a higher price level. The Senate, however, voted to end all price control over meat, poultry, dairy' products, petroleum and leaf tobacco. This is one of the major issues awaiting settlement today. The allowance for increased man ufacturing costs agreed to yesterday is a modification of an amendment by Senator Taft, Republican, of Ohio. It provides that the increased cost passed along to the wholesaler, retailer and consumer must be the actual money increase, not a per centage increase. The conferees are reported to have made an exception for industries in which OPA already permits percentage markups and discounts. In these cases, the method which produces the higher price could be used. On the Senate floor late yester day the administration permitted amendment of legislation extending the Second War Powers Act in a Way which Senator Barkley con ceded meant that all chips were down on extending the OPA law. Ceilings Barred in Act. The amendment, sponsored by Senator Moore, Republican, of Ok lahoma, a bitter foe of OPA, stipu lates that nothing in the war pow ers extender shall be construed as granting authority to establish price ceilings. Senator Barkley told reporters this meant there would be no legal basis for price ceilings if the OPA extension bill fails of enactment. He added the administration had never relied on the War Powers Act for that authority, anyway. The Senate, without a record vote, approved continuation of the war powers legislation, in modified form, for another nine months ex piring March 31, 1947. The legisla tion is the basis for the Govern ment's authority to ration com modities in short supply and fix priorities |for their purchase. The measure already had passed! the House, but it was sent back there for concurrence in the Moore amendment. Countess Edda Ciano Freed Under Amnesty By the Associated Press ROME, June 22,—Countess Edda Ciano, daughter of Benito Musso lini, 'will be freed from Lipari Is land under the terms of the amnesty approved by the Council of Minis ters, Interior Minister Giuseppe Romita announced today. Countess Cinao, widow of Fascist j Foreign Minister Count Galeazzo Ciano, was sentenced to two years’ internment on the tiny island north of Sicily for her efforts in behalf of Fascism. She was sentenced last December by an Italian provincial commission in Messina. Late Bulletins Jet Plane Arrives The first airmail ever flown by a jet-propelled plane reached National Airport at 12:07 o’clock this afternoon, when a P-80 “Shooting Star” landed after a 49-minute, 321-mile trip from Schenec tady, N. Y. Capt. Robert A. Baird, 25, of Clarksdale, Miss., piloted the plane. (Earlier Story on Page A-2.) Sale of Indians Confirmed CLEVELAND, June 22 UP).— Purchase of the Cleveland In* dians was announced today by Bill Veeck, who will be presi dent of the new organization. Harry Grabiner, former vice i president of *the Chicago White Sox, will be vice presi- I dent, Mr. Veeck said. Resig nations of Alva Bradley as president and Roger Peckin paugh.as vice president were accepted, the new president said. (Earlier Story on Page A-ll.) War Powers Act Amendment Feared Threat to Rent Control Cogswell Says Broad Language of Legislation Opens Way to Attacks on Agency Robert F. Cogswell, District rent control administrator, to day said an amendment +o the Second War Powers Act passed yesterday by the Senate “raises the question” of continuance of rent control in the District. “That is just a horseback opin ion, however,” Mr. Cogswell said, after the amendment was read to him over the telephone. He added he would discuss the effect of the amendment with Corporation Coun sel Vernon West Monday. The amendment, which was pre sented by Senator Moore, Repub lican, of Oklahoma, and passed unanimously, is as follows: “Nothing in this act or any other act (except the Emergency Price Control Act of 1942, as amended, or the Stabilization Act of 1942, as amended) shall be coflstrued to authorize the establishment by any officer or agency of the Government of maximum prices for any com modity or maximum rents for any housing accommodations." Mr. Cogswell said the question would be whether, as the amend ment was construed, the District Rent Control Administration was considered to be an agency of the Federal Government or of the Dis trict government. He said that in view of the broad language of the amendment a way might be opened for litigation to have the courts decide the question. “The language of the amend ment seems to be so broad as to raise some doubt about how the Rent Control Administration would be affected, if some one wanted to make a contest in the courts,” he said. Rent control in the District Is administered independently of the Office of Price Administration, and is based on an act expiring Decem ber 31, this year. A bill to extend the act for one year from that date has been con sidered by both the House and Senate District Committee and was passed unanimously by the Senate last Wednesday. The bill, reported favorably by the House District Committe, is now on the calendar for consideration Monday. Arlington Boy Killed As Big Navy Truck Backs From Alley Driver Fails to See Child, 4; Faces Manslaughter Charge Robert O. Morcom. 4, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Olin Mor com, 2724 South Lang street, Arlington, was killed today when a large Navy truck backed over him in the alley behind his home. Police said the right rear wheel of the vehicle passed over the boy’s head but he was still alive when a police car arrived at the scene. A small wagon, also crushed, was found at the scene. Prank Raymond, 43, colored, of the 1900 block of G street N.W., was quoted by police as saying he drove into the alley in search of an ad dress and upon learning he had made an error, he started to back out of the thoroughfare and did not see the child. Another accident earlier this week focused attention on the fact that Arlington fire departments do not have ambulance facilities. The Mor com child was taken in a police scout car to Arlington Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His father and mother, 25 and 24 years of age, respectively, were prostrated by the tragedy. After questioning Mr. Raymond, police placed a charge of man slaughter against him and a hear ing was set for Wednesday. He was released under $500 bond. Police said Raymond is a civilian employe of the Navy warehouse at Eighth street and South Courthouse road, Arlington. Tube Line Operators Meet With Strikers Today NEWj YORK, June 22 <#).—'The Hudson & Manhattan Railroad Co. announced today that "the company will abide by the Fact-finding Board's recommendation” and that a meeting with striking union em ployes had been called today, pos sibly paving the way for resumption of operations on the tubes. J. H. Doran, vice president of the company, who announced the firm would accept the recommendation of the presidential Fact-finding Board for an 18',-i-cent-an-hour wage boost, stated: “We are going to assume that the reports of the Fact-finding Board’s recommendation are correct and will go along on that basis and meet union representatives.” Mr. Doran’s statement indicated that reports would be made to bring about a resumption of service in the tubes which have been shut down since May 30 because of a strike bv members of the Brotherhoods of Locomotive Engineers and Railway Trainmen. Neo-Fascists a Threat, Romania Papers Say By the Associated Press BUCHAREST, June 22.—Bucharest newspapers yesterday published ac counts of a widespread neo-Fascist organization which, they said, "aimed at the overthrow of the Ro manian government.” The papers said the organization bore the name of Romanian Na tional Movement and was formed last autumn by the combination of several “terrorist” groups composed, they added of discharged military officers, former members of the Iron Guard and supporters of Ion An tonescu, war-time Premier, executed recently for war crimes. Fireworks Blast In Tokyo Provides Premature Fourth By the Associated Press TOKYO, June 22.—A fireworks explosion at a GI recreation center here today set the building afire and treated the throngs around the cen ter to an impromptu and premature Fourth of July celebration. All available American-Japanese fire trucks in the vicinity were called out. One broke down 100 yards from the fire and the chagrined crew never got it started again until the fire was out. Pfc. Rick Campbell, assistant manager of the center, was the only casualty. He sprained his ankle dodging the exploding rockets. The show was started when a Japanese porter unloading the fire works accidentally stepped on a percussion cap. $4,000,000 Expansion For Public Library Proposed in Plan 6-Year Program Also Calls for $4,356,700 To Develop Recreation (Fourth of a Series.) By John W. Thompson, Jr. A 6-year expansion program for the Public Library, envision ing construction of a $2,000,000 second unit of the new Central Library and eight new branch buildings, was made public today by Engineer Commissioner Gor don R. Young. Total construc tion costs would exceed $4,000, 000. Details of the library develop ment program followed disclosure yesterday of a $4,356,700 plan for additional public recreation facili ties during the next six years. Both the library and recreation plans are part of the larger $250, 000,000 master 6-year program for all District departments and serv ices developed by Brig. Gen. Young during the last four months. His recommendations are to be studied during the summer by a joint citi-, zen-official committee and whipped into shape for final submission to Congress at its next session. First Unit Completed. The Engineer Commissioner point ed out that the first unit of the new Central Library was completed early in the war years but was im mediately taken over by the Fed eral Government, which still has it. The new wing recommended in the program would cost $2,000,000 and would be the largest of those planned. However, Gen. Young was not sure “when and whether” the other two proposed units would be needed. Original authorization of the Central Library specified that it should also house the offices of the Board of Education, an arrange ment which neither the library nor the school board especially favors. “But a new headquarters for edu cation is urgently needed some where," Gen. Young said. “If we house it in the ultimate Central Library Building, it will probably occupy both of the last two units • * * which would mean a complete revision of the chief librarian's fu ture plans. But if we do not, we must build it elsewhere, which will require a prompt request to Con gress for release from our existing commitment.” Gen. Young’s recommendations for the public schools Included $1, 000,000 for a new headquarters in an unspecified location. Branch Areas Specified. Branch library buildings approved in the plan include Cleveland Park, Anacostia, Pleasant Plains, Bright wood, Benning, Brookland, Tenley and Woodridge. The first three were asked in the 1947 District budget by the Commissioners but were eliminated by the House. There are existing branches in rented (See EXPANSION, Page A-3.) Gen. Marshall Confers With Chinese Chiefs By th* Associated Press NANKING, June 22.—The Chinese Peace Committee of three — Gen. George C. Marshall, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek and Communist Gen. Chou En-lai—held their first Nanking meeting today. It was indicated that they may be able to negotiate some agree ments before the end of the ex tended truce period, which Gen. Chiang set yesterday at June 30. A Communist source said the commit tee discussed restoration of com munications and hinted that a for mal agreement on that phase might be forthcoming in the near future. But with the freely displayed basic distrust shadowing each move and proposal of both the Central Gov ernment and Communist leaders, little hope is held that any agree ment woyld be worth much more than the paper on which it is writ ten. It has been no secret here that Gen. Marshall’s biggest task is not in persuading Gen. Chiang and Gen. Chou to affix their signatures to an impressive document, such as the violated January 10 agreement The far bigger task is convincing the Kuomintang leaders, particu larly the military chieftains, that the Communists are not signing with their tongues in their cheeks, and to make the Communists be lieve that the central government is not preparing new attacks under the cover of the peace negotiations/ Hobbs Measure To Escape Veto, Backers Predict Senate Approves Ban On Labor Rackets In Surprise Move ■y th* Auociatad Pr»u (Text of Hobbs Bill on Page A-2.) Congress thrust a new labot dilemma on President Truman today in the form of the so called Hobbs “antiracketeering” bill, long the target of violent union criticism. The measure, which has been bid ding annually for passage since 1942, surprised every one by whipping through the Senate suddenly and unexpectedly late yesterday in the exact form already approved by the House. Capitol Hill Immediately buzzed with speculation whether Mr. Tru man might veto it, just as he did the Case bill last week. The latter included the Hobbs measure’s pro visions in identical language. The Senate Judiciary • Committee said such legislation would prevent “In terference with interstate commerce by robbery or extortion.” Stiff Penalties Provided. In the June 11 Case bill veto, Mr. Truman said that while he was “in lull accord with the objectives,” Congress should expressly provide that the measure "does not make it a felony to strike and picket peace fully and to take other legitimate and peaceful concerted action.” As it went to the President, to day, the Hobbs measure provided maximum penalties of 20 years im prisonment and *10,000 fine or both for persons who violate its provisions making wrongful obstruction of in terstate commerce a felony. Sponsors said its provisions were designed to prevent union members and others from halting trucks carrying produce to market and forc ing farmer-drivers to pav a union member's wage before they could proceed to their destination. Senator Hatch, Democrat, of New Mexico asserted none of the pro visions would interfere with peace ful picketing or other legitimate union activity. It was Senator Hatch who called the bil^up in the Senate yesterday and won its swift passage Truman Approval Forecast. He told a reporter he feels certain Mr. Truman will sign the measure. Senator Hatch, a close personal friend of the President, failed in an effort to reach him by telephone be fore he asked for action on the measure "Knowing the President as I do.” the New Mexico Senator said, "I am confident he trill approve the bill. I say this notwithstanding the veto message, because I am quite confident that message was written without considering the anti-rack eteering provision alone on its mer its. That provision had been mis represented to him.” Chairman Murray of the Senate Labor Committee likewise told a newsman he thinks the President may sign the measure as it stands. Senator Wagner, Democrat, of New York said he also thinks such action is likely, but Senator Pepper, Democrat, of Florida asserted that Mr. Truman would be "fully justified in returning it to Congress with a veto.” Pepper Sees No Safeguards. Senator Pepper expressed the view that the bill—first labor disputes legislation to reach the President since his Case bill veto—contained none of the “safeguards” for legiti mate labor activities that CIO lead ers had demanded. Senator Ball, Republican, of Min, nesota told a reporter the CIO chiefs wanted language in the measure conforming to the pattern set by the Supreme Court in holding that general racketeering prohibitions do not apply to labor unions. "I don’t think the President can afford to veto this bill,” Senator Ball declared. He added that he believes Congress would enact it over a presi dential veto. Representative Hobbs, Democrat, of Alabama, who was as surprised as any one at the Senate’s precip itous action, said he has “every con fidence” that Mr. Truman will sign. Both Sides Caught Flat-Footed. Senator Hatch called up the meas ure at a time when the Senate was engrossed in passing routine ap propriations bills. Senator Aiken, Republican, of Vermont forced a quorum call, but those on both sides of the labor argument who had planned to pro pose amendments were caught flat footed. Passage came on a voice vote, without audible dissent after Sena tor Hatch pointed out that the Sen ate twice had approved the same provisions, but never had acted on the Hobbs bill separately since its approval by the House several months ago. Jap Narcotic Law in Force TOKYO, June 22 (JP).—Japan’s first real narcotic control law, the result of an occupation headquart ers directive Issued last March, went into effect today. It provides for licensing and registration of all legal dispensers of narcotics, re ports on sales and limitations on sales to medical purposes. MDO YOU HEAR™ ATICKING NOISE?, Drivers' Threat to Call District Taxi Strike Rebuffed by McMillan 'Won't Be Stampeded' Into Limitation Licenses, He Tells Delegation Chairman McMillan of the House District Committee today coolly rebuffed the threat of taxicab drivers to strike next week unless something is done at once to limit the number of cab licenses here. A seven-man group, headed by Edwin A. Glenn, former president of the United Taxicab Drivers, Inc., and John Rogers Peters, president of the organization, have sched uled a mass meeting of drivers, owners and fleet operators at 8 pjn. next Tuesday to consider stoppage of cab service. It was this group which conferred with Mr. McMillan today and voiced the new strike threat. Won’t Be Stampeded. Mr. McMillan said he reminded them that the House District Com mittee had given two days to a full hearing on the cab question. "When they started to read the riot act to me. I told them I did not know what they were going to do, but that we were not going to be stampeded," Mr. McMillan said. He added that the committee would stick by its original plan to consider no legislation pertaining to the cab business before next Janu ary-. After the conference, Mr. Peters said Mr. McMillan was "sticking with the old idea that cab drivers should work for 30 cents an hour.” “We are equally determined that some 9.000 drivers whose families total 30,000 people, will not continue to work for one-third the salaries of streetcar motormen. Strike Held Certain. “It Is a 1,000-to-l bet that the cab drivers will strike after their meeting Tuesday at 523 New Jersey avenue N.W.,” Mr. Peters added. Mr. Peters said cab drivers could not continue to operate under pres ent conditions, with cost of mainten ance up 400 per cent. He scored the Public Utilities Commission for failure to act after “listening to a few psychopathies who claimed to represent the public.” Mr. Peters contended the seven man committee represented “3,000 or 4,000 drivers”'who would strike next week unless “we get some ac tion now, not next January.” He said the seven-man group represents “the cream of the in dustry” and includes veterans, cab owners and Local 935, Taxicab Op erators, Drivers and Garage Em ployes (AFL). An estimate of 7.500 cabs and 9,000 drivers here now was made and Mr. Peters declared that the group has more than a majority of them. He placed mem bership of his own organization at 1,600. The hack inspector's office said today that between 7,500 and 8,000 taxicabs are registered in Washing ton. During the war there were 5,295 taxis here but since V-E day, some 2,500 have been added. Samuel Morse, 58, Dies; New York Sports Editor By Hi* Associated Press NEW YORK, June 22.—Samuel Morse, 58, night sports editor of the New York Sun, died yesterday after an Illness of several months. Born In Omaha, Mr. Morse had worked for the New York Times, the Omaha World-Herald, the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, the liil waukee Sentinel and the Chicago Chronicle. He also wrote two novels, "En Garde” and “Dynasty.” Horseshoe Pitching Champion Shows President How It's Done President Truman's horseshoe pitching court got a real workout today when Jimmy Risk, known as the world champion trick and fancy horseshoe pitcher, put on an exhibi tion at the White House. Mr. Risk, who was brought to the White House by Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Chief of Naval Opera tions, tossed a ringer to light a bunch of matches fixed to the pitch ing stake. 9 He also sunk ringers on a stake hidden from his view by a blanket. He worked over the regulation dis tance of 40 feet. After watching the performance, President Truman emphatically dis claimed any eminence as a horse shoe pitcher, telling the spectators that he was only a “barnyard” tosser. . ' Admiral Nimitz tried his skill against Mr. Risk—then blamed the result on a broken finger. Admiral William D. Leahy, the President's personal Chief of Staff, said he would play Admiral Nimitz. Mr. Risk toured the Sowthwest Pacific with a USO troupe during the war. Bikini Observers Will Face Loss Of Sight if They Watch Blast Explosion Will Be Blinding, Officials On Appalachian Say By W. H. Shippen, Jr. Star Staff Corraipandant ATOM BOMB PRESS ship carries 200 antennae for radios. Page B-7 ABOARD U. S. S. APPALACH IAN, EN ROUTE TO BIKINI, | June 22.—Atomic bomb observers ! aboard this ship were warned! last night that curiosity may cost them the use of their eyes temporarily. Like Lot’s wife or like Pandora of ancient legend, foolish desire may bring them pain and suffering. If, like a woman of Sodom, they look at the pillar of fire there will be a penalty. Observers aboard this ship were told that the air blast will be blinding in its brilliance—a fire such as man has never seen except upon those three occasions when an atomic bomb has been ex ploded. Mile a Second. The flames will rise into the heavens at the rate of a mile a sec* ond for the first few instants. They will create an orange and rose col ored, radio-active cloud which will rise in the form of a giant mush room, reaching an expected 00,000 feet into the blue. It will shift and change with the tradewinds, drift ing off across the Pacific to disperse. The blast Is so brilliant and its Bad Weather Delays Last Rehearsal for Bikini Till Monday •y th« A««ociat#d Pr«i ABOARD U. S. S. MT. MC KINLEY, June 22—The worst weather since the arrival of the atomic test fleet at Bikini to day forced postponement of the scheduled full dress rehearsal for the dropping of the world's fourth atomic bomb. Vice Admiral William H. Blandy, task force commander, and his staff set the test over until Monday after meteorol ogists had predicted heavy cloud cover and high winds through tomorrow. Weather prospects for the final practice drop Monday were reported as fairly good. heat rays are so vicious in their effect that the observer who dares to gaze at it directly may find it a Medusa head, and the modem Per seus must see it through the shield of darkened glass. The Appalachian has been at sea from Honolulu for 22 hours. The 102 correspondents, official observers and crew of this future flagship of the Pacific Fleet were given such a welcome entertainment and a bon voyage as has been accorded few travelers across this biggest of oceans. The Hawaiians want state hood and the right of suffrage, so urgently sought by their fellow vote (See BIKINI, Page A-3.) OPA Studies Effect 1 Of Freight Rate Boost On Cost of Living Comment Withheld On ICC Ruling for 6 Per Cent Increase •y th« AiiociaUd Prm The Nation’s freight rate bill will swerve sharply upward next month, but OPA officials with held judgment today as to the effect on living and business costs. Increases in interstate freight rates and charges which will bring rail and water carriers about $290,000, 000 more in gross revenue on an an nual basis were authorized late yes terday by the Interstate Commerce Commission. Still larger boosts are in prospect. The commission announced that a full hearing will be held “promptly” on the carriers’ petition for a 25 per cent rate increase to meet what they called a "critical” financial condi tion. Effective on July 1. The new freight rates, effective July l on three days’ advance notice, will continue until the commission reaches a decision on the proposed 25 per cent increase. The OPA declined to speculate on what impact the increases would have on the stabilization program. Director Paul Porter said he could not forecast before Monday what effect, if any, the boosts will have on (See FREIGHT RATES, Page A-3.) Gen. Byroade Seriously III, Must Leave Post in China ■y th» Associated Press NANKING, June 22.—Brig. Gen. Henry A. Byroade of Woodburn, Ind., director of operations at the Peiping executive (truce) headquar ters, is so seriously ill with typhoid fever he must leave his post and be evacuated to the United States, Gen. George C. Marshall's head quarters reported today. Gen. Byroade became ill while he was at Changchun. He was flown to Peiping for emergency treatment. In making the announcement, Gen. Marshall’s spokesman said "this is an example of a young American, officer sacrificing his health for the peace efforts in China.” Gen. Byroade at 32, was the senior American officer at executive head quarters. He is the youngest ground force general in the United States Army. His loss will be a severe blow to Gen. Marshall, particularly at this critical period, the headquarters spokesman said. Two New Control Plans For Atomic Energy May Be Given U.N. Poland's Simplified Proposal Is Expected by Commission Tuesday *./ the Associated rress NEW YORK, June 22.—Poland was reported today to be pre paring proposals for world atomic control which were de scribed by a spokesman as a sensationally simple basis for agreement in place of the op posed American and Russian programs. There were indications also, but without confirmation, that France would put forward an atomic plan, and Australia was reported prepar ing proposed modifications for the American program. The French delegate to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission, Alexandre Parodi, conferred yester day with Bernard M. Baruch who last week offered an outline of the conditions under which the United States would be willing to yield her atomic monopoly to an international control pool. Details Kept Secret. , The Polish proposals will be laid before the third session of the Atomic Commission by Polish Dele gate Oscar Lange next Tuesday afternoon along with the others. A spokesman close to Dr. Lange re fused to disclose details, but said the Polish plan would be so simple that the commission members would be hard put to find it unacceptable in principle. The basis of the Polish scheme was expected to be the pronounce ment made before the General Assembly in London last January 24 by Zygmuni Modzelewski, Polish undersecretary of foreign affairs, which was circulated again early this week among Atomic Commis sion members. Mr. Modzelewski’s brief propasal would provide for exchange of scien tific discoveries among the United Nations “for the benefit offhumanity and not for its destruction”; support by member states of U. N. efforts to control atomic energy and to super vise its peaceful use; and elimina tion of all arms for mass destruction. U. S. Doubts Soviet Plan. The United States delegation was reported authoritatively to have serious doubts as to - whether the punishment provisions of Russia’s atomic control plan could be made to work. An Informed source who would not permit identification said that the punishment sections of the United States plan offered by Mr. Baruch and the Soviet plan presented by (Bee U. N, Page A-3.) ^ Supply of Meat Falls 90% Here To Hit New Low Neither Beef Nor Pork Available as End Of Ceilings Is Awaited Washington’s meat supply hit an "all-time low” today in the estimation of food experts—a situation reflected from coast to coast as slaughtering fell off to a shadow of its former self. Joseph B. Danzansky, attorney for the wholesale food division of the Merchants and Manufacturers’ Association, estimated the District was receiving only 5 or 10 per cent of its normal supply of meat. Hit hard for many months, butch ers here had next to nothing to display. Fresh pork and beef were virtually unobtainable and any lamb available was sold soon after morning deliveries. Price Control Removal Awaited. Like the Nation. Washington was awaiting June 30—eyed by stock raisers as the day price ceilings may be removed. Whether or not the ceilings go off, more meat will be sent to the packing houses after July 1, but the meat industry is pulling for an unrestricted market. While producers have held up cattle and hogs awaiting the poten tial higher market, the black tnar ket has also hit an “all-time low." Mr. Danzansky said. In Washing ton illegal practices are "infinites imal,” he added. “Even the racketeers have been driven from the markets by the prospects of "lifting price ceilings," he said. "They know they cannot outbid legitimate buyers in open competition. "That is why the trade is so anxious to do away with ceilings. As to the possibility of soaring prices, they might zoom for a week or two after the ceilings were lifted, but then would level off.” On top of the meat shortage, the District was faced with the prospects of less poultry. This was ascer tained by an unusual movement of fowl from storage to consumer. At this time of year the market usually depends on current production from Delmarva Peninsula farms. Less poultry is being produced because of the grain shortage, Mr. Danzan sky said. Economic Stabilizer Bowles agreed the meat bottleneck will be broken in July regardless of Office of Price Administration's fate. "If ceilings are-taken away, prices are bound to be substantially higher.” he said. "If they are kept on, you 11 get meat at ceiling prices. But in either case, you’ll get more meat.” November Pinch Expected. But Mr. Bowles agreed with the meat industry experts that by No vember or December, another pinch will be felt. That is because of the tight grain situation, which means less feed for livestock. Mr. Dan zansky pointed out the Nation would depend largely on range-fed cattle. The individual consumer can ex pect 135 to 140 pounds of meat tills year as against demand for about 165 pounds, Mr. Bowles said. Only a trickle of supplies have left the Nation’s leading meat cen ters of Chicago and Kansas City. Since Monday Chicago packers have slaughtered less than 4,000 cattle, lowest in history and compared to (See MEAT, Page A-3.) British Admit Moving Trieste Area Troops By th« Associated Press LONDON, June 22.—A spokesman for the British foreign office ac knowledged today that there hav* been some precautionary troop movements in the area of Trieste occupied by British and American troops. He said, however, that Yugoslav reports that the demarcation line would be moved five miles eastward were “nonsense.” The Yugoslav press said yester day American and British concen trations were talcing place near the demarcation line in disputed Ve nezia Giulia, that two British armored divisions were on the move and that extensive military prepa rations were talcing place. The spokesman said Britain denied categorically that any Chet niks or Ustachi were among the British-American units in Amer ican uniform. ROME, June 22 (jT*).—A spokesman for Lt. Gen. John C. H. Lee, Amer ican commander in the Mediter ranean theater, today deriied re ports published in Belgrade news papers which said British and American troops were concentrated along the Morgan line dividing the disputed Venezia Giulia area, claimed by both Italy and Yugo slavia. “Our assignment,” he said, "is to preserve the status quo until the Allies settle the frontier and we shall carry it out.” He said there had been "abso lutely no troop movements of any importance.” Fire Postpones Test Of Tailless Bomber By the Associated Press HAWTHORNE, Calif., June 22.— Northrop Aircraft’s giant Flying Wing will stay on the ground a little while longer. Firt test hop of the tailless XB-35, built for the Army, was postponed indefinitely yesterday after two of the experimental bomber’s four en gines caught fire in a taxiing run. The flames were quickly extin guished. The pilot, Max Stanley, was not hurt.