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Temperatures yesterday: High, 82, at 3:28 p.m.; low, 62, at 4:58 a.m. D. C.: Mostly sunny and pleasant today with highest temperature in middle 80s. (Pull Report on Page A-eO.l united SUte* Weatner Bureau Report. No. 2,151-No. 37,304. ___ \ Home Delivery ‘ Th^ Evening and Sunday Star la delivered by carrier in the city and suburbs at 90c per month when 4 Sundays; $1.00 per month when 5 Sundays. Telephone NA. 5000. An Associoted Press Newspoper TEN CENTS. 18 CENTS Elsewhere I Washington and Suburbs Conferees Give Food Controls To Anderson Congress Faces Final Week in Extending i OPA and Draft Laws By J. A. O'Leary Congress faces the most criti cal week of its current session as it struggles to extend in modi fied form both the price control and draft laws-before they ex pire next Sunday night. Fourteen Representatives and Sen ators designated to perfect the OPA bill agreed yesterday to let Secre tary of Agriculture Anderson super vise future price control over food and other agricultural commodities. They left four of the most vital points in the bill unsettled, however, until they meet again at 8 o’clock tomorrow night. These are: 1. Whether to end all price con trols July 1 on meat, poultry, dairy products, tobacco and petroleum, as advocated by the Senate. Decontrol Hoard issue. 3. Whether to establish the Sen ate’s proposed three-man Decontrol Board, with powerjto over-ride eith *er the price administrator on lifting controls from nonagricultural arti cle?, or the Secretary of Agriculture on farm commodities. 3. How long to continue Govern ment subsidy payments, w’hich have been used to keep down retail prices. The House voted to end meat sub sidies June 30, and all others by December 31. The Senate allowed a $1,110,000,000 subsidy fund, with food subsidies limited to next May 1. 4. How long to keep OPA alive. The House voted for a nine-month extension, the Senate for a year. OPA Power Curtailed. The amendments already accepted sharply curtail the price admin istrator's powrer by laying down new profit formulas for the manufac turer, wholesaler and retailer, and vard-sticks for determining when an article shall be freed from con trol. Whether'President Truman signs or vetoes the measure, however, may depend on what the conferees do tomorrow night on the major issues still up in the air. The fight over OPA is regarded as most significant politically. Pub lic interest has reached a near fever pitch and terrific pressure is being put on both key members of Congress and the President regard ing the outcome. Truman Veto Expected. Mr. Truman has expressed disap proval of the legislation as it now stands, and many observers expect him to veto the final version. If this occurs, some lawmakers said, the public will blame the Pres ident for killing the agency. Others contended, however, that by vetoing I he bill, Mr. Truman could "pass the buck” back to Congress. Nearly all of the legislators agreed, however, that regardless of what happens it will have a potent effect on the political future of the President and his administration. Barkley Refuses Comment. Senate Majority Leader Barkley refused to speculate last night as to whether Mr. Truman will sign or veto the bill, saying he had no in formation on the subject. It was obvious, however, that if the bill reaches the White House late in the week—as it probably will—and is vetoed, congressional leaders would face a difficult task in trying to rush through before Sunday a resolution to keep the agency alive, without encountering a renewed fight over restrictive amendments. Conferees have completed a com promise draft bill, extending selec tive service until March 31, with the age limtis fixed at 19 to 45, but that also faces one more hurdle when it goes before the House for final ap proval, probably Tuesday. Although House members who wanted all tenn-agers exempt wdll fight against inducting 19-year-olds, the extension of selective service is much more certain now than is the future of OPA. For that reason, the price control conference report may be taken up in the House Tuesday ahead of the draft, if remaining dif ferences are settled Monday night. Nearly a dozen important annual < See OPA, Page~A-6J Four Americans Held 8 Hours in Azerbaijan By the Associated f‘r«s» TEHERAN, June 22 — Col. Wil liam T. Sexton of Leavenworth, Kans., American military attache in Teheran, returned from Tabriz today and repotted th'at he and three aides were jailed for eight hours by Azerbaijan democrats in the Azerbaijan capital. A spokesman said the American Embassy had protested to the Iranian government. Jailed with Col. Sexton were Capt. Archie Roosevelt, grandson of Theo dore Roosevelt; Maj. Carl P. Garver and M/Sergt. David Livingstone. l“I am unable to explain the arrest,” Col. Sexton said. %He said the Americans went to Tabriz by plane on a flight that had been previously cleared “through all competent Iranian authorities, in cluding the customs and security officials.” The arrests were disclosed two days after an official of the Iranian state railways had stated that Rus sia was still in control of Azer baijan’s railways. An Iranian mis sion sent into Azerbaijan to take control of the railways from the Russians has been ordered to return to Teheran. Russia announced May 23 that she had completed evacuation of her military forces from Iran on May 9. Radio Programs, Page C-7 Complete Index, Page A-2 j * D. C. Faces Lowest Meat Supply With Cut in Poultry Expected No Improvement Seen Until Congress Decides Fate of OPA Controls on Food By Malcolm Lamborne. Jr. Washington consumers this week face a shorter meat supply than at any time during the war,, a retail food industry official predicted here last night. Poultry, he said, would be vir tually nonexistent as Delmarva Pe ninsula poultrymen were reported planning no shipments during the week. No improvement is expected un til Congress decides the fate of OPA and particularly the provision lifting price controls over meat, poultry and dairy products. Industry sources frankly admit that the meat famine, which also threatens to spread to poultry, re sults from a “hold back” on the part of producers who are awaiting j the decision of Senate and House conferees on OPA extension. I This week also threatens to be the worst for Washington restau rants In the memory of any official in the business. Robert J. Wilson, executive sec retary of the Washington Restau rant Association, commented: “It's pitiful to go in (restaurants) and see some of the menus." He said that restaurateurs can’t even buy hams or sausage. “If poultry falls off, then they have only fish to fall back on." Mr. Wilson added. Sums Up Situation. He estimated that restaurants were receiving only about 10 to 20 per cent of their normal supply of meat. Summing up the situation for the housewife, a food industry official said: “This week will be the lowest (See MEAT, Page A^6J Palestine Abductors Release Two of Five British Officers Held Men Are Freed Near Hotel In Tel Aviv From Which They Were Kidnaped By th® Associated press JERUSALEM, Sunday, June 23. British military authorities dis-t closed last night that two of the five British officers who were kid naped from an officers’ club in Tel Aviv June 18 had been re leased. The announcement said the two officers were freed within a few yards of the hotel from which they were abducted by an armed gang.' The hotel housed the officer's club. An official source identified the two officers who were released as Flight Lt. P. A. E. Russell of the Royal Air Force and Capt. D. T. Rae of the Royal Engineers. Reports from Tel Aviv quoted Lt. Russell and Capt. Rae as saying "the other three are in good health and doing fine." However, the army would divulge no other in-1 formation concerning the three officers still, apparently, in custody} of their abductors. Abduction House Found. Meanwhile, military sources here' said the Jerusalem house in which Maj. H. P. Chadwick, a sixth British officer who was abducted under dif ferent circumstances, was held and from which he escaped Thursday! night by leaping from a window,}! had beem located and identified by i' the officer. It is a grubby little hut In the Bucharian quarter and had been long abandoned after having last been used as a stable. Military sources said a person living near the hut had been arrested, but escaped from police while en route to a police station for questioning. He was not recaptured. The officers were believed to have been seized by members of Irgun Zvai Leumi, an underground Jewish movement, as hostages tor two mem bers of that organization who are under sentence of death. The officers were seated in the club in the Hotel Yarkon when about a dozen men armed w'ith tommyguns raided the club, seized and blind fflTUed them and forced them into waiting taxicabs. Four of the officers were Army men, the fifth a mem bers of the RAF. Appeal Made for Release. Moshe Shertok, head of the poli tical department of the Jewish Agency, appealed yesterday for the, immediate release of the officers,! terming their abduction “lunacy.”! The kidnappings occured duringi violent attacks on River Jordan bridges and on railway workshops in Haifa, and other outbreaks/ which took a toll of 25 dead, most of them Jews. “Voice of Israel,” a secret radio operated by Haganah, the largest of the Jewish resistance movements in Palestine, also appealed for the release of the kidnapped officers, terming their detention “contrary to the interests of the nation.” Long-Range Tax Program Studied by Joint Committee By the Associated Press Chairman George of the Senate Finance Committee said yesterday a joint House-Senate study of tax ation problems is under way look ing to a long-range tax program. Senator George said the study Is being made by members of his com mittee and by members of the House Ways and Means Committee. “We will continue studying the taxation problem during the year with the idea in mind of a revised program in 1948,” he told a reporter. “It is my thought that any re vised program should be at least a five-year program. Nehru Speeds to Join Congress Party Action On independence Plan Final Resolution Will Be Adopted Today, President Of All-India Group Says ly th* Associated Pres* NEW DELHI, June 22.—Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru arrived by Automobile at an air field near Rawalpindi in Northern India tonight, news dispatches said, and emplaned immediately for a 425-mile flight to New Delhi for a critical meeting tomorrow of the All-India Congress Party working committee. Pinal action was promised at the meeting on the British proposal for m interim Indian government. Nehru, president-elect of the Con gress Party, arrived in Rawalpindi from Uri, Kashmir, where he had seen detained for defying an order ienying him entry into Kashmir state. He left Uri on instructions from Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Congress president, agreeing to drop lemoprarily his dispute with Kash mir authorities. Final Resolution Tomorrow. On the eve of the committees meeting Azad announced that it had almost concluded its deliberations" md that ' the final resolution will >e adopted tomorrow.” The Working Committee on Thurs iay announced it had broken ofi ts deliberations because of Nehru's irrest. Nehru is the president-des gnate of the congress. Azad gave no hint as to what •eply the committee would make to Viceroy Lord Wavell, who had asked hat a decision be reached by June 23 on acceptance of a 14-man cabi net to rule India w'hile a constituent issembly drafts a charter of inde pendence for this huge sub-conti lent s 400.000,00p people. It was announced officially, how ever, that Premier H. K. Mahtab of Orissa province, one of the congress leaders invited to join the govern ment, had refused to accept for personal reasons.” Moslems Indicate Support. No formal action has been taken by the Moslem League, chief rival af the predominantly Hindu Con gress Party, on the British proposal, but its spokesmen have indicated they favor the plan. The league and the congress party were given five members each in the cabinet, with the remaining four represent ing minority groups. (The New Delhi radio, heard in London, said the United Sikh Board, representing the' 4,000,000 Sikhs of India, voted Saturday to reject the proposal for an interim government. Wavell had named Sardar Baldev Singh, develop ment minister in the Punjab coalition government, as the Sikh representative to the interim government. (Tarah Singh, leader of one Sikh faction, said earlier this week that the interim govern ment proposal would reduce In dia’s Sikhs to serfdom.) Insists on Returning Later. Nehru, whose arrest set off strikes and demonstrations in widely scat tered major Indian cities that cost at least two lives, told Azad that “in obedience to the direction of the Working Committee I am pre pared to return immediately on the understanding that I come back to Kashmir later.” Azad, after conferring with Mo handas K. Gandhi, the party’s spiritual leader, notified Nehru that “We are all of the opinion that your presence here is essential abova everything else.” Nehru had sought to enter the mountainous princely state of Kashmir to arrange for the defense of Sheikh Abdullah, who is await ing trial in connection with agita tion for the abdication of the ruling Maharaja. Picnicking President Hears Of War From Hikina Veteran By th» Associated Press FREDERICK, Md., June 22.—The Marine was trudging along the road about five miles from Washington tpday trying to hitch a ride. The day was warm and he was not having much luck. Finally, however, a long, shiny automobile with its top down stopped and a be-spectacled man in the rear seat smilingly beckoned him to hop in. For the next 30 miles they rode along together. The man seemed interested in the Marine’s war rec ord so the Devildog told him how he helped take Iwo Jima—and was wounded there. The two hit it off in fine »tyle. When the car stopped on the out * skirts of Frederick and was met by a special detail of police and other men of official bearing, the Marine finally realized who it was who had given him a ride. -The Frederick News identified the man in the spectacles as President Truman. The news said the story came out at the annual picnic of the Alfalfa Club, a Washington social organiza tion, on the Frederick Cohnty estate of Joseph H. Himes, former Ohio representative, which was attended by the President. The paper reported that the pres idential car took the young Ma rine on to his home in Middletown, about eight miles west of here. No one seemed to know his name. I * Reds Defeat U.S. On Calling Peace Parley July 15 Ministers Decide to Meet Twice Daily To Speed Up Work By th# Associated Press PARIS, June 22.—Russia today rejected another American at tempt to convoke the general European peace conference July 15 on grounds that the Confer ence of Foreign Ministers was not yet far enough along in its work, an American informant said. The ministers then decided to set next Friday as a deadline for work on the Italian and Balkan treaties, and to speed up their activities by meeting twice daily instead of once. Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov said he would be ready at the end of next week to size up the Council’s progress to date, French informants added. Secretary of State Byrnes ap pealed to the ministers to send out invitations, now to the 21-nation i peace conference, to keep in session ; right up to July 15 if necessary, and I to let the larger conference pass on any differences which still remained, British and American sources said. Day Devoted to Procedure. Mr. Byrnes declared that the min isters were so near agreement on peace treaties that there could be no harm in sending out invitations now, an American source said. Mr. Byrnes told the ministers that if they could not agree on the treaties they should admit their failures and let* someone else take over—the larger peace conference or the United Nations Assembly, the American Informant said. By tacit consent the conference did not consider the keystone ques tion of Trieste and the Italo-Yugo slav frontier at today’s session, which was devoted mainly to issues of procedure, informants said. It was believed that the ministers were awaiting further developments in Washington and Moscow on last night’s private dinner talks between Mr. Byrnes and Mr. Molotov, which were followed today by a trans Atlantic telephone conversation be tween Mr. Byrnes and President Truman. Mr. Molotov was expected to consult with Moscow. Warns Tim* Is Short. Mr. Byrnes, reiterating arguments advanved at the Council’s April-May sessions, proposed that the ministers convoke now a general European peace conference for July 15. He de clared that time was short and If they delayed too long there would be no peace conference at all. British sources said Mr. Molotov objected that it was still too soon that the ministers had not yet agreed on any peace treatv drafts which would form the basis of a peace conference discussion. British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin asserted that the conference should speed up its work so that, these treaty drafts would be ready to Mroe- . said the ministers should finish their examination of the proposed treaties with Italy and the Balkans by next Friday. Mr. Molotov concurred and the ministers then agreed to instruct their deputies to draw up an agenda for this goal, beginning Mondav morning with the Italo-Austrian frontier, the Francp-Italian fron tier,-and the Italian fleet disposal issues. Fears Conflict With V. X. Mr. Byrnes pointed out that if the peace conference were delayed too long it would conflict with the United Nations General Assembly in September. Mr. Bevin supported Mr. Byrjies, but urged waiting un til the end of next week to assay the conference's efforts, then fix a date for the general peace conference. The deputies will work tomorrow on the Monday agenda for the min isters. .British quarters said the deputies had agreed in principle to clauses in the Italian treaty on war crim inals and prewar bilateral treaties which could also be applied to other treaties with Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary. Under these the four Ambassa dbrs in Rome would act as a com mission to supervise arrest and de livery of suspected war criminals by Italy, and Allied nations would (See” MINISTERSrPage A-5.) French Leftists Join Bidault Government By the Associated Press PARIS, Sunday, June 23.—Presi dent Georges Bidault announced last night that a new coalition government in which members of the Communist and Socialist parties would serve beside members of his own Popular Republican Move ment (MRP) would be formed to day, thus ending Prance’s govern mental crisis. , The Communists,' after conferring late last night with Mr. Bidault, indicated their willingness to com promise on the issue of trade union wage demands. The Socialists, who previously de clared they would not take part in the government unless the Com* munists did, announced today that members of their party would serve in Mr. Didault’s cabinet. Mr. Bidault said he would re open his three-party consultations before noon today and “despite cer tain difficulties * * * 2 believe it will end up in the evening, if not in the afternoon.” . Earlier, Communist leaders de livered a letter to Mr. Bidault stat ing the party’s position—in concil iatory terms. The Communist letter proposed the creation of a committee to study the whole wage-price problem and asserted that “in any case a general immediate Increase of salaries and pensions appears necessary to us." A . /^THAT CHAIR WILL BE YOURS < AFTER YOU 1 TAKCTHE OATH TOMORROW, i JUDGE ^ IMK s? i fnwpi I HOPE I CAN STAY IN THAT ONE LONG ENOUGH TO ' GET IT WARM! Congress Races Time To Reach Final Vote On Bills lor District Budget, Rent Controls And Pay Increases Must Be Considered By Don S. Worren A race against time will begin tomorrow for a number of vital or important District measures,1 caught in the legislative log jam With Congress tentatively sched uled to adjourn the middle of next month, action will be sought this week on budget, bridge, rent con trol and teacher, police and fire men’s pay raise bills, among others.! The McCarran Subcommittee of the Senate District Committee will; jjegin public hearings at 2 p.m. to morrow on conflicting proposals for a teacher pay increase that would' at least equal that granted classi fied employes of the Federal apd; District Governments. Extra Speed Needed. Extra speed will be needed on I this legislation, it was explained, because no action yet has been taken on either side of Capitol Hill.! In fact. Chairman McMillan of the! House District Committee indicated yesterday, House action may be de ferred until the legislation has cleared the Senate. . * It had been assumed recently that final agreement had beenj reached “downtown” to support the 4450 flat pay raise advocated, as a compromise over earlier proposals, by the Commissioners, the Board of Education and by spokesmen for organized teacher groups. Yesterday, however. Senator Mc Carran, Democrat, of Nevada, said he still thought his own bill, call- j ing for pay raises ranging from $100 to $500 a year for various grades of teachers, was better. He added that; some teacher group spokesmen had indicated they would support this bill as ’against the “compromise” j plan. The Joint Legislative Council of teacher groups recommended a flat $600 pay boost, following introduc- j tion of the McCarran bill. The Commissioners countered with a proposal for a 14 per cent pay raise for all teachers and officers—the same level granted classified work ers and that proposed for police and firemen. The flat $450 plan was adopted as a compromise. Confer on Supply Bill. House and Senate conferees on the District's $79,400,000 District supply bill are scheduled to hold their first meeting tomorrow after-, noon. Worried about future Dis trict revenues, the House had held the proposed outlays down to $72, 500,000.r There is a wide difference be tween the two houses over pro posed appropriations for many serv ices. but these are expected to be settled with but little argument. A greater issue is expected between the House and Senate, though not the managers of the bill, over the size of the Federal payment toward National Capital costs. The Sen ate unanimously moved to boost the (See D. C. BILLS, Page A-5.) D. C. Health Program Allots $5,750,000 for Gallinger Four Polyclinic Centers Also Feature 6-Year Improvement Plan Offered by Commissioners By John W. Thompson, Jr. (Fifth ol a Series.) A $5,750,000 face-lifting for Gallinger Hospital and construc tion of four polyclinic Health Centers similar to that now op erating in the Southwest, feature a six-year expansion of buildings and service of the Health De partment announced yesterday by Engineer Commissioner Gor don R. Young. The projects are part of an over all $7777,000 outlay recommended for the department by Gen. Young. Health Department expansion is a part of the vast quarter-billion master plan developed by Gen. Young during the past four months to bring city services and facilities in line with the war growth of population. The plan is to be studied by a joint committee of: officials and citizens with a view i to submitting a final program to gether with a means of paying for it to the next session of Congress. New and higher taxes, an in crease in the annual Federal pay ment toward District expenses and long term Treasury loans are in prospect for the plan in its present form. Items of expansion for Gallinger recommended by the Engineer Commissioner are: A new 200-bed psychiatric build ing with equipment to replace the present structure which medical ex perts fefl cannot be remodeled to provide adequate service. Conversion of the present psy chiatric building to chronic and convalescent wards, with equip ment. A 100-bed building* for -crippled children's services, with equipment. (See EXPANSION, Page A-3.) I Folger and Durham Win Renomination In Carolina Runoff Count, Almost Complete, Shows Chatham and Rives Are Defeated By th« Associated Press RALEIGH. N. C.. June 22.— Representatives John H. Folger of the Fifth Congressional Dis trict and Carl T. Durham of the Sixth were renominated on the basis of almost complete unoffi cial returns in today’s Demo cratic runoff primary. With all 135 precincts reported in the sixth district Representative, Durham had a 16,386 to 14,588 lead! over E. Earie Rives, Greensboro at torney. Representative Folger had! 23,982 against 21,797 for Thurdmond Chatham, Winston-Salem blanket manufacturer, in return from 138 of 141 precincts. Mr. Rives conceded Representative j Durham's nomination shortly after 10 p.m. Today’s runoff primary came as a result of Mr. Chatham’s 59-vote lead over Representative Folger in the first primary May 25 and Represen tative Durham’s 4,100 plurality of! Mr. Rives. Most of the fireworks in the run (See NORTH CAROLINA, A-4J~ 100,000 Soviet Bodies Reported in Germany LONDON, June 22 uF).—Reuters quoted the American News Service in Germany tonight as reporting that more than 100,000 bodies, most ly those of Russian prisoners of war, w’ere discovered during excavations near Zeithaim in Saxony. Goebbels' Brother Held by U. S., Insists He Was Just'Small Fry' By th« Associated Press DARMSTADT, Germany, June 122.—The unshaven, ill brother of the Nazi propaganda minister, Dr. Joseph Goebbels, languished tonight in a Darmstadt jail—a newly cap tured prisoner of American agents who tracked him to his hiding place in a remote German village. The 52-year-old former cotton salesman, who under Hitler rose to be “little dictator” of German newspapers in the state of Greater Hesse, was seized two weeks ago in Airlenbach, 40 miles southeast of Darmstadt, counterintellingence agents disclosed tonight. Peering through thick lenses, Konrad Goebbels told American agents he was an ardent Nazi and a jiroud one. He was a self-made Nazi leader, he confessed, an ad mirer of his brother, and a "Na tional Socialist to the end and a hater of Jews.” He was “small fry,” ’Goebbels told his captors—and as he sat sipping potato soup in solitary confinement in ugly Darmstadt city jail he looked It. “He has one foot in the grave— he’s got hardening of the arteries— but he wasn't such a small shot as he assert s,” counterintelligence agents declared. Goebbels. who said he joined the Nazi party in 1927, became a group leader in the Munchen-Gladbach area. In 1937 he was made party boss of Greater Hesse newspapers in the cities of Frankfurt, Weisbaden, Mainz, Kassel and Darmstadt. He ruled them until March, 1945, when he fled before advancing American armies. “Gobbels asserts he didn't take orders from his brother—but we think he probably did,” an agent said. Sitting in his cell, the propaganda minister's brother said: "I was not my brother’s protege. I saw him only twice in 10 years and I raised myself to my position through being kind to my employes and adhering always to my motto, ‘justice.’ ” As a Nazi party leader he was subject to automatic arrest. Two Big New Sources Of Supply fo Brighten Home Builders' Hopes Army Camp Surpluses And West Coast Lumber To Be Available Soon Large new sources of building supplies appeared on the horizon for the Nation’s home builders last night as a result of an nouncements that materials from surplus Army camps will start to become available in less than 60 days, and that the State of Washington has agreed to sell 3,000,000,000 feet of lumber with in the next 18 months. The over-all quantity of salvage able lumber from Army installations is expected to total 1,500,000,000 board feet or more. It was esti mated the program will make enough lumber available for 125,000 three-bedroom houses. In addition, critically-needed sur plus materials, such as cast iron soil pipe, clay sewer pipe and pres sure pipe, also are expected to be made available. Housing Administrator Wilson W. Wyatt announced that of the lum ber on State-owned lands which Washington State has agreed to sell, 1,000,000.000 feet will be offered by the end of this year. T«a*i:mgion Requires Auctions. The Washington State constitu tion provides that timber be sold to the high bidder at public auction. Identical bids would invalidate a sale. To offset a condition whereby the State has been getting the bids for its offerings of timber, the State and the NHA have a plan to offer timber in such quantities that the amounts tied up by identical bids will be relatively small. The NHA announced that stepped-up timber appraisals will enable the State to offer 1,000,000,000 feet this year and the remainder next. Further good news on the housing front came with disclosure by the Civilian Production Administration that a total of 2.350 nonhousing pobs begun in violation of the construc tion limitation order had been halted during May. They included bowling alleys, skat ing rinks, swimming poqls, motor courts and building at summer re sorts. Morris S. Verner, CPA compliance (See MA“TERIALSrPage~A75.) Nijinsky's Wife Seeks Home in California By tho Associated Frost VIENNA, June 22.—Mrs. Romola Nijinsky will leave Vienna soon for the United States in hope of find ing a home in California for her husband, the famous ballet dancer, who has been suffering for years with a mental ailment. Mrs. Nijinsky will travel to the United States by way of London, and Nijinsky will go to Mettersil near Kitzbuehel, Austria, to live while his wife Is away. At present they live in the Hotel Sacher. 1 'Million Dollar' Gaming Racket In D. C. Charged Lack of Penalties And Arrests Cited by Justice Association The Washington Criminal Jus tice Association charged yester day that gambling is flourishing in Washington as a ‘'million dol lar racket” because the gambler now pays a fine “instead of a license fee—a fine which gener ally represents less than a one day profit.” A report titled “Crime in the Nation’s Capital. 1945", and pre pared by James A. Nolan, managing director of the association, observed that “if the District is to have legalized gambling, it is a matter for legislation in Congress and is not the perogative of the courts."* The report noted that “despite increased activities in the Metro politan Police Department against gamblers, during the first six months of 1945, a negligible gain in cases presented to the courts was noted as compared with the last six months of 1944." Cites Drop in Punishment. It charged that there was a de crease in the severity of court dis positions. Out of gambling cases in the first part of 1945, 32 persons were given the choice of fine or imprisonment, three were fined, seven placed on probation. 21 cases were pending, six found not guilty, 14 nolle prossed, five forfeited security. 12 cases w'ere ignored.and only three were given jail sentences. The association observed that "again the wrrests were predomi nately for possessing number slips’* but that the increase predominantly was in the more serious gambling offenses such as setting up a gam ing table or permitting a gaming table to be set up or used. It noted that the incidence of gambling was highest in the first police precinct wnth the second precinct following closely behind. ‘‘Primarily, this association is not concerned with gamblers, policy writers or bookmakers.” the report declared. "It is. however, concerned with the ramifications surrounding these related activities. Murderers, robbers, burglars and receivers of stolen goods all deal with the gam bling agent.” Claim Lack of Statistics. Claiming that police statistics have not been made available dur ing the past year on gamblers, the report stated that the association believes that the Police Depart ment should know its gamblers (agents) and make clear to the pub lic the extent of their activities ” However, despite a 6.3 per cent increase in serious crime. Washing ton fared better than most cities of comparable size and the crime rate was not considered “alarming” by the association. The association, which releases a crime report annually, is com posed of volunteer citizens who seek to determine why law enforcement agencies are not as effective as they should be and what can be done to strengthen them. The re port covers the year 1945 and stated that it was the first time since 1940 that Washington has shown an increase in serious crimes. The association called for a larger police force in the District and for more severe penalties in court, par ticularly in gambling cases. Callahan Reports Decline. Maj. Harvey G. Callahan, super intendent of police, commented yes terday that he had noticed no great increase in gambling in the city and thought there probably was “less than there has been for some time” due to the increased activities of the department's antigambling squad. "I know' of no indications of anv large gambling groups or syndicates in the District and I believe most of the gambling is by individuals," he stated. Concerning the growth of gam bling in the District, the report stated a decrease in severity of court sentences had been noted. During the first six months of 1945 the number of gambling cases increased 27 per cent but the average sentence was a fine of $50, the report declared. Small Fines Blamed. “In actuality, the gambler now pays a fine instead of a license fee, a fine w’hich generally repre sents less than a one' day profit,*• the report said. “Unless more ade (See CRIME, Page A-6.) Hudson Tube Line Operations Resume By the Associated Press NEW YORK. June 22.—Passenger service on the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad was restored at 7 o'clock tonight, four hours after settle ment of the 24-day strike of 700 operating employes. The strike was settled on the recommendation of a Presidential fact-finding board that the striking members of two railroad brother hoods receive an 18 M cents an hour wage increase, 16 cents of it retro active to January 1 and the balance retroactive to May 22. Fifty maintenance workers, who remained from their jobs in sym pathy with the brotherhoods, will be taken back, said Michael*J. Con nell, assistant general superintend ent of the company, who announced the settlement. The question of rehiring these men had stalled negotiations earlier today. The strike, which began Memorial Day, deprived 115,000 daily com muters of their normal means of transportation between New York and New Jersey. The wage increase was the solo prestrike demand of the H. & M. Brotherhoods of Locomotive Engin eers and Railway Trainmen.