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Phone NA, 5000. ^\H^t?UT^nD6t8!1n*dn.d,a8usnidooT 5 CENTS " i * i---1-—---— Save OPA'Units 4 Drive on Capitol As Crisis Nears Delegations Urge Congress Members To Back Price Law By the Associated Press Delegations representing house wives and labor groups con verged on Capitol Hill today de manding: “Save OPA.” With the future of the agency about to be decided the visitors but tonholed Senators and House mem bers to plead for continuation of the present price control law. They called on members at their offices and stopped them in the halls. Senator Taylor, Democrat, of Idaho, said the march on Washing ton in behalf of OPA was organized by various labor groups and citizens’ committees. They assembled here from cities in the East and Midwest, he said. Conferees to Meet Tonight. Wjth Senate and House conferees meefgjg at 8 o’clock tonight in a final effort to compose differences ovtr the price control bil, the key to the dispute is whether House members of the joint committee will ac«pt Senate amendments lifting ceiHL^s on meat, poultry, dairy products, petroleum and tobacco at the* end of this month. House conferees have taken the attitude that there is no need to single out specific commodities for special treatment in view of the general decontrol policy already agreed to. This policy provides, in gener« for the removal of price maxiiKms as soon as a commodity exceeds or balances the demand for it. Senator Taft, Republican, of Ohio, predicted after a Senate Republican conference that Senate-House com mitte members will reach a show down tonight. fuicirj ncncn| riupusai. Senator Wherry, Republican, of Nebraska, sought support of the Republicans at their party confer ence forta Senate-approved amend ment permitting distributors and retailers to pass along to customers the cost increase which they have absorbed since 1941. Senator Wherry contended that a House amendment tentatively ap proved by conferees would permit distributors and retailers to pass on only future cost increases. Senator Taft said that while there is strong backing for Senator Wherry's proposal, he did not know if the subject successfully could be reopened before the joint committee. Representative Walcott, Repub lican, of Michigan, a conferee, pre dicted that some final form of price \ legislation would be ready by 9 p.m. for submission to both houses to morrow. May Ask Instructions. If & deadlock develops on any of the four provisions which remain in dispute, the lawmaker said the decision may be checked directly to the House and Senate, by reporting disagreement and asking for in structions. The '.committee has no time to waste, for OPA expires Sunday mid night unless the extension bill is enacteV. "I am very optimistic we can come to an agreement within an hour,” Mr. Wolcott told a reporter. "Every member should have made up his mind on the remaining prob lems by the time he enters the conference room.” Two reasons lay behind the un usual night session. Some of the conferees wanted time to consult with colleagues who are not mem bers of the committee. In addition, the Bailing Committee from which the Ho? se conferees were picked had a date to confer with the Rules Committee on procedure for calling up the British loan bill in the House. No Chance to Amend. If an OPA measure is agreed on tonight, the House can take it to morrow. There will be no oppor tunity to amend it; the House must either vote it up or down or send the conferees back with instructions j to yield or hold out on controverted . ppints. After the House acts, the bill goes to the Senate, where there is always the chance of a time-consuming fill- ! buster. It was learned that the pos- , sibility of such a development was j discussed in the conference sessions. The house members cite the Taft- ! Wolcott amendment as another ar gument why specific decontrols are j not needed. That amendment, ap- • proved by the conference, declares that ceilings must reflect to pro (See OPA, Page A-3.) Ickes' Statements False, Roxas Declares in Reply By the Associated Press MANILA, June 24.—President 1 Manuel Roxas, in an unprecedented 1 personal cable, today took former Secretary of the Interior Ickes to 1 task lor “completely false state ments” in a recent newspaper ( column. . Mr. Roxas defended his war rec ord,- said that he only surrendered \ to the Japanese after he was im plored by Gen. Wainwright to do so “to prevent hardships to other United States troops,” and added: “Your statement that I signed a declaration of war (against the Allies) is completely baseless, as inspection of the records will show. ‘ I withstood savage insistence by the Japanese for two years (before entering the Philippines govern ment while it was under Japanese domination) and I only agreed to direct a food organization on the pleas and entreaties of hungry ehn_ dren and mothers * • * “Filipino people who knew what transpired fully vindicated me even before Gen. Mac Arthur made a formal statement disclosing my wartime role • • • I solicit your c irnest support, not your inac c rate criticism. I hope your sense if fairness, which has been de i iibed to me, will lead you to give this reply careful and impartial cq^ideration.” Three Offensives Won Europe Before Allies Crossed Rhine, Eisenhower Asserts in Report Supreme Commander Praises British, But Declares Russia Was Secretive About Plans to Attack in East By Nelson M. Shepard me com Dined chiefs of staff today lifted the lid from a long withheld report of Gen. Eisen hower in which the then Allied supreme commander, declaring the European war was “won be fore the Rhine was crossed,” singled out three "episodes” of the 11 months’ campaign as “most decisive in insuring vic tory.” Gen. Eisenhower gave unstinted praise to Great Britain and the United States for “fighting as one nation,” but in passing military judgment on the underlying causes of Germany’s crushing defeat he stressed these chief factors: First, the desperate battle of the Normandy beaches, in which the Allies achieved "tactical surprise” in securing a maneuverable lodgement on Fortress Europe. Second, the, battle of the Falaise “pocket,” where the encircled Ger man 7th Army was “ground to pieces” and the battle for France was “won.” The other decisive phase con sisted of the great battles west 6f the Rhine during February and March of 1945, he said. On these blood-drenched fields, “where once again the enemy played into our hands by his insistence upon fighting the battle where he stood,” Gen. Eisenhower commented “the war was won before the Rhine was crossed." “In the lowland country between the Rhine and the Meuse, in the Eifel and in the Saar, the armies which had been Intended to defend Germany were shattered beyond re covery,” the supreme commander noted. “The potential barrier of the Rhine lay practically undefend ed before us, and from that time onward there was no German force in existence capable of halting our forward march.” Opposed to them at the time, Gen. Eisenhower had -about 4,500, 000 men under his command, in cluding 90 combat divisions and 11,000 fighter and bomber planes, “whose mobile firepower could be applied at virtually any point we desired.” To this great power was added, he reminded, “the striking force of two formidable fleets work ing as one.” The continuous mounting of mate rial superiority gave the Allies an “unchallengeable advantage,” he commented. “While Germany’s own potential crumbled, that of the Allies rose to heights unprecedented. No army or navy was ever supported so gen erously or so well. Never, during the entire campaign were we forced (Continued on Pa’geX-127Columnl7) U.N. Council Expected To Reject Polish Move On Spanish Ties Today India Files Complaint Of Discrimination Against South Africa By Gould Lincoln Star Staff Corraspondant NEW YORK, June 24.—As In dia filed charges against another member of the British Common wealth—South Africa—alleging discrimination against 250,000 Indians living there, the Security Council of the United Nations prepared today for another dis cussion and possible vote on the problem of Franco Spain. Poland, it was expected, would demand a vote on its original pro posal calling for immediate sever ance of diplomatic relations with the Franco government by all members of the United Nations—in an effort to force Franco out of control in Spain. Observers predicted this move will be defeated by the 11-member council, although it was consid ered probable that as many as four votes may be cast for it. Poland and Soviet Russia will support it, and probably Mexico and France. Laid Aside for Inquiry. The Franco resolution offered by Poland early in the New York meet ings of the Security Council, was laid aside while a special committee of the council investigated conditions arising out of Franco’s control of Spain—which the Polish govern ment charged is a threat to world peace. The report of the committee was filed, and recently a proposal was made that the Franco issue be placed before the General Assem bly at its meeting here in Septem ber A veto by Soviet Russia de feated action on the proposal. Unless some new or compromise proposal for dealing with the Span ish issue is made, the expected final action on the Polish resolution is likely to leave the matter in abey ance for the present at least. The charge against South Africa was brought to the attention of the United Nations yesterday by Sir Ramaswami Mudaliar, Indian dele gate and president of the Economic and Social Council. Files Complaint With Lie. He filed the complaint of his gov ernment with Secretary General Tryvge Lie, asking the General As sembly, when it meets in Septem ber, to take action under articles 10 and 11 of the U. N. charter. These isee LINCOLN, Page A-4.) Major League Games AMERICAN LEAGUE Washington at Chicago—8:30 PJW. Boston at Detroit—5:30 PJW. New York at Cleveland—8:30 P.M. (Only Games Scheduled) NATIONAL LEAGUE At Brooklyn— Cincinnati . 210 00 — Brooklyn ... 000 0 — S.hrm‘:n'(’^)W:LdrEd«rdt.m*,,“0; Hirfct* At Boston— Chicago_ 000 0 — Boston_110 _ *n4 (Only Games Scheduled) Known Reds Remain On Federal Payroll, Rees Says in House Accuses Civil Service Loyalty Board of Reversing Findings By Joseph Young Charges that the Civil Service Commission is “illegally and ar bitrarily” .allowing known Com munists and followers of the party line to remain in the Gov ernment were made today by Representative Rees, Republican, of Kansas, ranking minority member'of the House Civil Serv ice Committee. Mr. Rees, who has introduced a resolution calling for a congres sional investigation of subversive elements in the Government, told the House that in 75 per cent of the cases where the commission's investigators had recommended that employes be dismissed from the Government because of Commu nistic affiliations, the recommenda tions were reversed by the com mission’s Loyalty Board. Mr. Rees declared that the com mission has denied his request to examine their files with regard to these cases. The Kansan said that he was informed by the commission that the Attorney General had ruled that a member of Congress cannot inspect their files in this regard. Ruling Held Disservice. "I consider the commission’s re fusal, whether supported by an At torney General’s opinion or not, completely contrary to the interests of the public and the taxpayers who pay the salaries of Federal em ployes and whom we as members of Congress represent in the legis lative branch of the Government. I think that every person who works for the Government exercises a public trust, and 4iis past, present and future history in all details should be open to the public. Cer tainly, officials employing persons whose views are contrary to our form of Government, should be held accountable for their actions,” Mr. Rees said. The Kansan sharply attacked Al fred Klein, chief legal officer for the commission, for what he said was Mr. Klein’s refusal to abide by the 1 recommendations of the commis sion’s investigating staff. ' Mr. Rees said he had in posses- 1 sion “much evidence” to support his 1 charges. He cited several cases to < show that employes with known ' connections with Communist front i organizations had been permitted to voee uivjll. aiSKViCE, Page A-3.) : Truman Returns to D. C. After Maryland Week End President Truman returned to the White House early last night after a week end in Maryland. The President went to Frederick on Saturday afternoon U. attend the outing of the Alfalfa Club, a social organization, on the estate of Jo seph H. Himes, former Ohio Repre sentative. niat evening, he went to the mountain retreat of the late President Roosevelt, near Thurmont, and remained until yesterday after noon. Contrary to custom, the White House refused to say anything about ! the President’s movements until he ; came back to Washington. General Eisenhower's Own Story Of the European Campaigns * In his report as Chief of Staff, released for publication today, Gen. Eisenhower gives his own version of the Nor- 1 mandy landing, the breakthrough, the battle of the bulge and other incidents in the campaign which brought to an end the war in Europe. The report is handsomely printed and illustrated. It is a volume which should be of interest to those who have collected for their libraries the accounts of the war by Gen. Marshall and others. Any. ex-soldier who fought in i Europe should want this record. ' Because of the importance of the volume, The Star J has secured a limited quantity from the Government Print- ' ing Office and is making them available a* the business ' counter as long as they last ^ the GPO price of $1. g i World Rule Aim Of U. S. in Atom Plan, Reds Say Soviet Won't Give Up Veto in Control Setup, Pravda Declares •y thi Associated Press MOSCOW, June 24.—Pravda declared flatly today that Soviet Russia never will surrender the veto power in any atomic control plan, and said the United States proposal for control of the weapon “reflects evident striving for world rule.” •‘In our times, such striving can not succeed,” Pravda said in its lengthy international review de nouncing the proposal of Bernard M. Baruch to the United Nations Security Council as the “product of atomic diplomacy.” The official Communist news paper said that "there is not and cannot be a surrender to this right” of veto in atomic matters, such as the Baruch plan envisages if the United States is to share its secret of atomic fission in an effort to outlaw and control this $2,000,000, 000 weapon. The newspaper praised the Rus sian counterproposal placed before the Security Council by Andrei Gromyko calling for “prohibition of production and use of atomic bombs—that in a few words is the essence of the Soviet proposal." “The Soviet plan reflects un changing Soviet politics of peace and defense and universal security," Pravda said, terming Mr. Gromyko’s suggestion “humane, clear ‘ and workable.” “Clinching Monopoly.” The Russian proposal has been published conspicuously and tex tually in Russia. Mr. Baruch's American plan never has been pub lished fully or in its complete text in the Soviet press. Pravda said the United States Government counted on naming the period, under its own judgment, during which it will permit an in ternational agency “by successive stages to peep into the secrets of its atomic kitchen.’ ” “The American plan amounts, as a matter of fact, to clinching the monopoly position of the United States in the production of atomic weapons for an indefinite period,’ Pravda continued. "During this period, which will be conditioned by the development or work of an international control brgan, the United States intends to produce and store atomic bombs. “Afterwards the United States In tends by degrees—‘by successive stages—to share with the interna tional control organ information about the production of atomic energy and permit it to spread its control.” Distrust Charged to U. S. The newspaper asks why the, United States, if it announces that the production of atomic weapons will be forbidden, “wants to con tinue to make and store atomic bombs?'1 “On what basis does she pretend to stretch her monopoly in the realm af production of atomic energy to an indefinite period 11 the article nontinued. “Why are all other countries ob ligated to show blind trust toward the intentions of the United States at the same time that the United 3tates shows clear expressions of i is trust not only toward her part ners, but also toward the interna tional control organ? “Doesn’t Washington understand that the main source of distrust toward the United States is the noise raised over the forthcoming tests of atomic bombs in the Pacific Dcean?” These were some of the questions Pravda raised in its argument as serting the superiority of the Soviet jlan over the American plan. Pravda argued also that the pro iuction of atomic bombs in the United States was not fully in Gov irnment hands, but that separate itages of the production were eased to private “monopoly firms” such as E. I. Du Pont de Nemours. Che Delaware chemical company, Pravda charged, was before the war ‘tied by thousands of threads to the Uerman chemical concern, I. G. Parbenindustrie.” Writing about the veto power by which either Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, France nr China may block any proposal in :he United Nations Security Coun cil, Pravda said the proposed relax ition of this principle (as applied x> atomic matters) was one of the 'actual defects” of the American (See ATOM, Page A-4.) D. C. Rent Control Bill Goes to President By unanimous action, the House oday passed and sent to the White louse for signature into law the Senate bill extending the District’s esidential rent control system for i year from December 31, next. The House also passed and sent o the White House the Senate bill xutponing for one year from June 10 the deadline on the occupancy of he District’s alley dwellings. Representative Rich, Republican; >f Pennsylvania, took the occasion o ask how many people still were ivlng in Washington’s alleys. Chair nan McMillan 'of the House Dis trict Committee explained that his croup now is at work on legislation o chart a new course for clearance >f Washington’s slums. The District Committee is sched lled to meet July 6 to act on the ilum clearance legislation passed by he Senate. A delay until July 6 vas agreed to at the request of tepresentgtlve McGehee, Democrat, if Mississippi, chairmap of the judi ciary subcommittee of the District croup, who is insisting on important Ganges in the District bill. ^ ™V2o CHILDRENSHOSPlTi NEW BUILDING ~ FUND GOAL DON'T J>UT IT OFF !. “JT—■ SEND YOUR CONTRIBUTION RIGHT NOW_TO ■ CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL NEW BLDG. FUND. IS W Sts.N.W.. WASHINGTON9. D.C. — t/ - William S. Hart, Greatest Hero Of Two-Gun Movies, Dies at 83 easterner s Portrayal Of Old West Sped Him to Stardom •y th* Associated Press LOS ANGELES, June 24.—Wil liam Shakespeare Hart, Eastern born “Wild West” movie actor of a quarter of a century ago, died last night of a lingering infirmity which had called his son home from Washington, D. C., last month to enter a court fight over the dying man’s af fairs. The iron-faced hero of many a movie gun battle died peacefully in a hospital. His physician, Dr. H. D. Van Fleet, issued a statement say ing, "Death came without a struggle, just as though he were asleep.” Hospital records gave Mr. Hart’s age as 83. Movie press agents earlier had given his age as 75. At the bedside was his son, Wil liam S. Hart, jr„ 24, who last Thurs day was appointed co-guardian, with George Frost, of the actor's person. <See HART, Page A-4.) WILLIAM S. HART. —AP Wirephoto. Baltimore Man Shot And Captured After Mt. Rainier Holdup $864 Cash Recovered In 65-Mile-an-Hour Chase by Police (Pictures on Page B-l.) A holdup of a Safeway store at 2201 Barnum street in Kay wood Gardens, Mount Rainier, this morning ended in the shoot ing and capture of Mack L. Wilt, 24, Baltimore, by police who pur sued him at 65 miles an hour along Queens Chapel road. Police had been investigating s robbery in which a 400-pound safe containing about $2,000 in cash, postal notes and soda checks was taken from the Whelan Drug Store, two doors from the Safeway Store Wilt, they said, apparently was not involved in the drug store robbery, but when captured he had a paper bag containing $864.14 from the grocery store. He also carried a .38 caliber revolver and his face and hands were smeared with lamp black. they reported. Wilt was shot in the hip by Police man E. J. Huber and is in the Prince Georges General Hospital. He was discharged from the Army Medical Corps last February. Police said he will be charged with rob bery, exceeding the speed limit, reck less driving, and failure to heed a police command. The grocery holdup occurred at 8:30 a.m. when Thomas Clark of Hyattsville, the manager, was open ing the establishment. Wilt con fronted him with the gun and ordered him to turn over money in the store. Mr. Clark gave him the paper bag containing the cash. Wilt then back out of the store still pointing the gun at Mr. Clark and stepped into an automobile, later reported to have been stolen in Bal timore. As Wilt drove away, Mr. Clark and a passerby, Ambrose Armstrong, 25, of Mount Rainier, ran down the street in search of police and found Policemen Huber and J. H. Burgess at the nearby drugstore. The police had been called there earlier to in vestigate the disappearance of the three-foot high safe which was on rollers. Mount Rainier Policeman Floyd Mutchler and C. H. Rainey assistant manager of the drug store, said the safe held about $1,100 in cash, $600 in postal notes and $300 in soda checks. Policemen Huber and Mr. Burgess jumped in the car and gave chase to Wilt who sped down Eastern avenue and along Queen’s Chapel road. He turned suddenly into prop erty of the Harvey Dairy and leaped from the car. The policemen called to him to halt, but when he con tinued running Policeman Huber shot him. ^ I Vinson Takes Oath As Chief Justice in White House Rites Truman Sees Respect For Court Enhanced By His Service By Joseph A. Fox President Truman today saw Fred M. Vinson sworn in as 13th Chief Justice of the United States in an unusual White House ceremony, and then, in a brief speech, expressed the firm conviction that the traditional j respect of th§ American people | for the courts “will be enhanced j by Mr. Vinson’s service on the bench.” The 56-year-old Kentuckian, who is retiring as Secretary of the Treas ury to go to the Supreme Court, took the dual oaths as Chief Justice on the south portico of the White House where the late President Roosevelt’s fourth-term inaugural was held. He succeeds Harlan Fiske Stone, who died April 22. Present for the ceremony were members of the immediate family and old friends of Mr. Vinson, who has served in the House, on the Court of Appeals, and as economic stabilization director, Federal loan administrator, director of War Mo bilization and Reconversion, and, finally, Secretary of the Treasury. Oaths Administered by Groner. The general public was admitted, and several thousand were present when Chief Justice D. Lawrence Groner of the District Court of Ap peals administered the oath. The new Chief Justice pledged himself to “administer justice with (See VINSON7~Page~A^37) [Voting in Maryland Picks Up, but Light Ballot Is Indicated Farm Activities Keep Many From foils; One Nearby Machine Fails (Picture on Page 1t-4.) By Alex R. Preston After getting off to a slow start, balloting in Maryland’s primary elections picked up slightly dur ing the day, but indications were that not more than a third of the State’s 900,000 qualified vot ers would cast their ballots be fore night. Both major parties are selecting candidates who will oppose each other in November for Governor the United States Senate, House of Representatives, General Assembly and local offices. Reports of light voting from ; Montgomery and Prince Georges [ County election officials were typical of those reported by the Asso ciated Press from other sections of the State. Light returns are ex pected from rural areas because farmers are engaged at this time of year in transplanting tobacco and harvesting grain crops. Baltimore Voting Spotty. In Baltimore, voting was spotty but in the heavily populated Bal timore County and also at Hagers town, officials said balloting was "more than usual” for a primary. Montgomery and Prince Georges I County officials noticed a slight in crease in the turnoilt after hus bands had left for work and chil dren had been sent to playgrounds They expect a normal afternoon slump before the active balloting be [gins at 5 p.m. when office workers return from their jobs, j One of the Montgomery County [ voting machines broke down foi about half an hour today, holding ' up a group of voters whose las( [names began with letters in the "A jto J” group. It was in a Wheaton [precinct No. 7 booth. Earlier, minoi (difficulties were encountered in twc jBethesda booths when new voter; land inexperienced officials encoun tered such difficulties as jammed voting machine curtains, but all ol the difficulties were quickly rectified Several Machine Failures. In Baltimore, however, there were several mechanical failures of vot ing machines. Gov. O’Conor and members of his family were among the early voters at Annapolis. He is seeking the Democratic nomination for the seat now held by Senator Radcliffe, a candidate for re-election. "It looks pretty good all along the line,” he said, adding, "it’s in the bag.” The Annapolis vote, while not (See PRIMARY, Page A-4j Japs Get Food From U. S. TOKYO, June 24 (JP).—Approxi mately 22,250 tons of wheat, flour and bagged rice imported from the United States will be distributed in the Tokyo-Yokohama area in the next few days to relieve the food shortage. Browder Held Incommunicado By Security Police in Britain oy me AtsocioTH rr«$* LONDON, June 24.—Earl Browder, deposed head of the Communist party in the United States, was held incommunicado today by British security police acting on specific orders of the Home Office. Mr. Browder was picked up Satur day night on his arrival from a six weeks stay in Moscow. Authorities said he would be allowed to continue his trip to New York tomorrow. “It is very simple,” a Home Office spokesman said. “He arrived Sat urday night and was due to leave Sunday but there was no seat for him on the plane. Then he was to leave today, but the flight appears to have been canceled. “Since he has no permission to remain in this country, he must either wait for a plane at Heathrow Airport or return to Paris. He is waiting at the airport.” Security police said, "No one Is to be allowed to come near him for any purpose whatsoever.” An officer at the airport sala, "I doubt that you win. even see him get on the plane.” 4 Mr. Browder was lodged in the gray brick barracks of the security police at the airport. The Amer ican Embassy said it was advised that Mr. Browder had a transit visa authorizing him to stop in England en route home from Moscow. An officer said, “To quote Brow der’s own words” he was comfort able and satisfied with his treat ment. The security officer explained Mr. Browder had “plenty of air, a com fortable bed and adequate meals.” American Overseas Airways said Mr. Browder would reach La Guar dia Field, New York, late tomorrow night. A United States Embassy spokes man, asked under what authority Mr. Browder was being detained in communicado, replied the United States often resorted to similar pro cedure at Ellis Island.' Explaining Mr. Browder’s transit visa merely authorized him “to touch down” in England, he added: “Apparently Browder is perfectly happy. He has made no effort to get in touch with us.” £ Two D. C. Plants Shut Down by Meat Shortage 300 Briggs Workers Idle; Total Stoppage Due Wednesday By Malcolm Lamborne, Jr. First of the city’s meat proc essors, L. S. Briggs, Inc., today announced a shutdown of its two plants, employing 300 persons, as a spokesman for the whole sale meat industry predicted all processors here would close their doors by Wednesday. With the city facing a near com plete meat famine, the industry agreed that no relief would be forth coming for consumers until Congress decides the fate of OPA. In any event, meat is expected to be hard to find until next week at the earliest. The two Briggs plants have been closed for lack of beef and pork sup plies and are not expected \o re open until after July 1. The com pany is one of the largest sausage manufacturers in the East. Raymond C. Briggs, president of the company, said that the working force has been gradually reduced over the past few weeks and that to day only a few men were on hand to load trucks with the last of sausage products turned out Saturday. Shutdown Due Wednesday. Prediction of shutdown' by Wednesday came from Joseph B. | Danzansky, attorney for the whole Senate Restaurant Offers Roast Beef; House, Lamb Stew Patrons of the Senate Res taurant found roast prime rib of beef on today's menu, along with lamb steV but from here on "things are going to get worse and worse.” That was the prediction of the restaurant manager, Derwin W Darling. He said the beef was the last on hand and had been purchased before the acute shortage. Tomorrow there will » be roast leg of lamb, he said, adding that “we haven’t come i to Wednesday yet.” On the House side, legislators j found lamb stew and leg of lamb on the menu today. Liver is the only meat scheduled for tomorrow. ”1 don’t know what I it will be after that,” a spokes man for the House Restaurant said. sale meat division of the Merchant* and Manufacturers Association. The “big three” packers—Armour, Swift and Cudahy—reported only small quantities of lamb and veal on hand and no prospect this week of any shipments. All planned to remain open, however. Southern Hotel Supply Co. said it may close down after Wednesday, It had between 3.000 and 4,009 pounds of assorted meats on hand this morning and would deliver most of this today. Nothing in sight thereafter was the report from this concern. Washington Beef & Provision Co. was without any supplies but was standing by with a skeleton staff. Some truck drivers were laid off last week. An official said he did not expect any meat until about July 15. Hotels and restaurants also were hard hit by the shortage and were finding increasing difficulty in lo cating poultry—always a mainstay in time of a meat famine. Government Services, Inc., oper ator of cafeterias in Federal build ings, which serves 150.000 meals a day, reported practically nothing in the way of meat until after July 1. F. W. Hoover, managing director, commented: “We have tried to store away a little meat, but the larder is nearly bare.” He pointed out that a carload of chickens had been expected from Omaha, but that the order would not be forth coming. , Chili Disappears. Typical of the situation among eating places was the Texas Chili Parlor, 1922 Pennsylvania avenue N.W. Mrs. Barbara Abbott, op erator, said she may have to open only three nights a week for lack of sufficient meat to go into her chili. , ^ Coston's Restaurant, in the 800 block of Seventeenth street N.W., reported it was serving such dishes as potato pancakes, spaghetti, shrimp, broiled fish salads. As for chain restaurants, Childs said they had no meat on the menu today or tomorrow. They had chicken, stuffed peppe-rs (stuffed with shrimp and rice, not meat', salad, and a bit of lamb stew. One restaurateur in business 14 (See MEAT,~Page ft-3.) Silver Hoard Discovered In Search of Jap Town 8y th» Associated Press SENDAI, Japan, June 24.—Twen- . ty-nine 80-pound bars of silver were found buried in the woods on the outskirts of this north Honshu town in a search which also netted quan tities of foodstuffs and brought ar rest of “some Japanese,” United States 8th Army officers reported today. There was no announcement of the number of Japanese arrested or why. Hie silver bars were formerly the property of the Japanese Navy. Japanese sources had reported their existence. Primary Returns On WMAL Results of today’s primary elections in Maryland as com piled by The Star and the As sociated Press will be given in brief bulletins between regu larly scheduled broadcasts on Radio Station tonight.