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Weather Forecast Clearing this afternoon; highest temperature in low 80s. Fair, cool tonight. Tomorrow fair, lower humidity. Temperatures today—High* 76, at 12:02 p.m.; low, 72, at 3:06 am. Yesterday—High, 86. at 1:56 p.m.; low, 72, at 4:34 a.m. Full Report on Page A-18. _Closing N. Y. Morkets—Soles, Poge A-19._ 94th YEAR. No. 37,313. Phone NA. 5000. WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, JULY 2, 1946—FORTY PAGES. **★ Guide for Readers Page. After Dark._B-ll Amusements .. A-15 Comics _B-18-19 Editorials _A-10 Edit'ial Articles, A-ll Page. Lost and Found. .A-3 Obituary _A-12 Radio _B-19 Society_B-3 Sports _A-16-17 Finance_A-19 ; Woman’s Page B-12 An Associated Press Newspaper City Hone Delivery. Daily and Sunday 80c a Month. When 5 Sundays. $1.00 5 CENTS Forrestal Risks Atomic Rays in Tour of Bikini Secretary and Blandy Inspect Damages From A-Bomb By th* Associated Press ABOARD I'. S. S. MOCTNT McKINLEY, July 2.—Secretary of the Navy Forrestal and Vice Ad miral W. H. P. Blanciy today risked exposure to radioactivity to inspect atomic devastation in Bikini Lagoon on A-day-plus one and witness the final agony of the Japanese light cruiser Sakawa, the fifth test ship to sink. Meanwhile. firefighting crews worked on into the second day in atom-blasted Bikini lagoon today, dousing lingering pockets of flame through the target fleet. Greater Tull Seen. That the second test, tentatively scheduled within three or four weeks, may take a far greater toll was indicated in an interview with Mr. Forrestal radioed from the flagship Mount McKinley. He ex pressed surprise at the "relatively unimportant” damage inflicted upon the heavier ships by yesterday's air drop, but noted that such ships are! ‘ difficult to sink unless they sustain underwater damage.” rne second atomic mast is to De set off under water, with the sea transmitting a terrific blow to the; hulls of the test fleet. The lagoon at midafternoon today still was "reacting'’ from blast and lethal radiation of yesterday morn ing's aerial burst, Brig. Gen. Roger M. Ramey, air force commander, reported from Kwajalein. He termed the operation “a complete and un qualified success.” Still Need Navies. Mr. Forrestal w-arned against pre mature conclusions, but voiced one generally as a result of his own ob servations: "There still will be navies in the future.” Whether crewmen could have lived through the blast remained an unanswered question, but scientists expect to learn much by observing the effects of the rays upon surviv ing test animals, tethered at bat tle stations aboard the target fleet. First listed as "missing,” the de stoyer Anderson later was an nounced definitely sunk. Nevertheless, it was "by no means a test of airpower against the Navy,” Gen. Ramey announced. The pri mary task of the air forces was “to demonstrate the flexibility of air; power and atomic power." he ex-, plained—and "the feasibility of such intricate timing has been demon strated, even to those of us who planned it while doubting its posssi bilities.” ‘‘Should we have to fight again, I believe that Bikini demonstrated; our capability to enter the fight with; a precision team of air and atomic power.” Starts Slipping Under. The Sakawa, her superstructure flattened and her stern open to the sea. started slipping under while Mr. Forrestal and the commander of Joint Task Force No. 1 were look ing over the blasted light carrier Independence from the deck of a picket boat. Disregarding the radioactivity still lingering aboard ships in the target array's bullseye circle. Admiral Blandy order the picket boat “full speed ahead” as soon as he heard the information shouted from a salvage tub that the Stftawa was going down. For a dozen minutes. Mr. Forrestal. Admiral Blandy and others of then party watched fascinatingly from 50 yards away while the Japanese 6,000 tonner gradually gave up the ghost. Her stern resting on the bottom and listing to the left, the Sakawa finally disappeared in greenish foam at 10:40 a.m. Earlier, Mr. Forrestal and Admiral Blandy had braved gamma radia tion for a closeup view of the heavy hulled submarine Skate—hardest hit of the 73 craft subjected to atomic violence in yesterday's test burst. Skate Closest to Bomb. Admiral Blandy s deputy for tech nical direction, Rear Admiral W. S. Parsons, expressed the belief that the Skate was the closest of all tar gets to the bomb burst. He said she was subjected to more than 500 pounds’ pressure per square inch. The Skate was about 50 yards astern of the Nevada, aiming point of the array, when the bomb burst. Because of her wrecked condition, she was towed out of the array to day and may be beached if inspec tion shows she is taking water. James Nolan of St. Louis, radio logist of the Los Alamos, N. Mex., i See BOMB. Page A-3.i Gen. Eisenhower's Story of Defeat Of Nazis Available Reporting as Chief of Staff, Gen. Eisenhower discusses, in a beautifully prepared booklet issued by the Government Printing Office, which may be purchased at The Star’s busi ness counter, the details of planning and campaigning which brought the final vic tory over Germany. In his report Gen. Eisen hower gives his version of the developments, some of which have brought differences of opinion. The document is printed on heavy glazed paper and is illustrated with explan atory, topographical maps. It will be a valuable addition to private libraries and will be especially interesting to those who served through the cam paign. As long as the supply lasts, copies may be had at the GPO price of $1. No mail orders can be accepted. Animals in Flimsy Cages Live As Steel Buckles400Feet Away survival in Atom Blast Called Difficult To Comprehend By Jack Kofoed Chicago Daily News Foreign Service ABOARD THE U. S. S. APPA LACHIAN, Bikini Atoll, July 2.— Today our landing party boarded the Nevada, principal target of A-bomb No. 4. I felt an almost proprietary in terest in the fate of the pigs, goats and mice left there, crowded togeth er in wooden pens on the forward deck, because I had looked at them alive and well on Saturday before the observation ships of Operation Crossroads left the lagoon to take up their stations for yesterday's test. The stern of the Nevada had been blistered by millions of degrees of heat from the bomb. The steel plates had buckled. Yet 400 feet forward these animals in their flimsy cages of boards were alive and apparently uninjured. This we also found to be true as we visited other ships. This survival of living things is one of the most difficult points to comprehend about the results of the atom bomb test. In Hiroshima 80,000 persons were killed by a single I blast. Yet these little animals, some not! more than 1,000 yards or at most a! mile away from that tremendous' blast, survive. Whether or not they | are suffering from radioactivity is! another matter. They will be stud Animal Survivors To Be Brought Here For Further Study By W. H. Shippen, Jr. Star Staff Correspondent ABOARD L. S. S. APPA LACHIAN, Bikini Atoll, July 2. —Surviving pigs and goats we saw aboard ships while cruising through the heat-blackened inner target circle yesterday will be brought to Washington for a continuing study of their reaction from exposure to radi ation heat and blast of the atomic bomb., A surprising number of ani mals came through even on the scorched target battleship Ne vada, alongside which we pull ed yesterday while the first boarding party was making a safety survey. Although all goats and pigs forward were alive and kicking, rats caged under the No. 4 tur ret were liquidated. ied on that point by scientists and physicians. It may be that the second test, a month from now, when another bomb will be exploded on a barge at sea level, will tell a different story. It is likely that more ships will be sunk, because their hulls will be smashed, as superstructures were smashed by the attack from the air. But I just can't get over how many goats and pigs and mice lived through the blast. lax Increase Likely Next Year if Prices Rise, Snyder Warns ! No New Revenue Bill To Be Asked in 1946, Treasury Head Says By the Associated Press Secretary of the Treasury Snyder said today there may be an increase in tax rates next year if prices “get too far' out of hand.” Asserting that “taxes will proba bly follow prices,” Mr. Snyder told a! news conference that a rate in- [ crease may be used as a brake on: inflation. But, he said flatly, no new tax bill will be proposed by the Treasury for 1946. Summarizing the Government’s financial position for the fiscal year ended last Sunday. Mr. Snyder said the deficit was $788,000,000 less than President Truman estimated it would be in a budget revision April 11. The improvement, however, was; due to slow progress of the interna tional finance program, he said, and: the “saving" actually will be merely: a spillover into the fiscal year just started. Because of the slow development; of the World Bank and Fund, and: the failure of Congress to pass the British loan proposal thus far, the Government put $1,061,000,000 less into international finance than j President Truman anticipated in April. U. S. Funds May Move Jews to Palestine President Truman conferred with Jewish leaders today and the White House later issued a statement de claring that the Chief Executive "in dicated that the Government of the United States was prepared to as sume technical and financial re sponsibility” for transporting 100,000 , homeless Jews from Europe to Pales : tine. The British government has not yet agreed to the American sugges tion that that number of homeless Jews be admitted to Palestine. Those who saw the President to | day were Rabbi Stephen S. Wise. ' Dr. Nahum Goldmann, Lewis Lipsky and Rabbi Abba H. Silver, who are ■ the American members of the Exec | utive of the Jewish Agency for Palestine. The White House statement said these visitors gave the President I their views of recent events in Palestine, including seizure of Jew ! ish leaders by the British, and that i the President in turn "expressed his regret at these developments.” : "He informed the representatives oi the Jewish agency that the Gov ernment of the United States had not ben consulted on these measures | prior to their adoption by the British government,” the statement said. “He expressed the hope that the leaders of the Jewish com ! munity in Palestine would soon be released and that the situation would soon return to normal.” War Firm Heads Paid Selves $1,38(1,120, U. S. Accountant Says Mead Attacks Profiteering Of 'Paper' Industry at Senate Investigation By the As%ociat«d Press A Government accountant told the Senate Defense Investigating Committee today that four men voted themselves salaries total ing SI,380,120 in a 42-month pe riod as officers of a maze of firms handling war contracts. "This is war profiteering at its worst.” exclaimed Chairman Mead after hearing the testimony by Ed ward Schaefer, chief of the Govern ment’s General Accounting Office in Chicago. The committee is investi gating the war profits of 19 Illinois concerns forming what Senator Mead has described as a "sprawling paper empire.” Mr. Schaefer testified the salary figures were culled from the records of the 19 firms in which the four had an interest. He said they showed :hese totals: A. B. Gellman. $505,709: Joseph T. Weiss, $484,705; Henry M. Garsson. $228,080; Murray W. Garsson, $161,666. Relatives Also Shared. In addition, Rae Weiss, mother of Joseph Weiss and Gellman's mother in-law. was reported to have re ceived salaries totalling $142,671. while Bertha Gellman. wife of A. B. Gellman, was listed for $148,738. The figure for Joseph F. Greeman, Washington representative of the companies, was set at $113,625 for the period from the beginning of 1942 through June. 1945. Mr. Schaefer did not have the figures after payment of taxes. Angrily, Senator Mead declared that the figures disclosed “an evil procedure that must not be tolerated and should not have been tolerated. For one man to make so much while so many were making sacrifices is despicable. Committee to Ban Repetition. “This is more than the leader of the United States, the Commander in-Chief of the Army and Navy, is paid. This committee is determined to find ways of preventing such a soi'did story from ever again being written.” Brig. Gen. Paul C. English, retired former chief of the industrial di vision of the Chemical Warfare Service, told the committee yester ~ i See PROFITS. Page A-5.) TWA Plane Forced Down On Belt Line Railroad By the Associated Pres* CHICAGO, July 2.—A transconti nental and Western (Transworld) air liner, carrying 18 passengers and three crew members, was forced down today on the Belt Line Rail road right of way. but an airline spokesman said there w^ere no ser ious injuries. The emergency landing was made after the ship, a two-engined trans port bound for New York, developee: engine trouble shortly after taking off from Chicago Municipal Airport In landing the DC-3 liner rippec wires from light poles along the tracks, but no fires developed, police said. Jews Being Tortured and Beaten In Palestine Camps, Leader Says By the Associated Press LONDON, July 2.—Berl Locker, a member of the World Execu tive of the Jewish Agency, told a press conference today he had received reports alleging acts of torture on Jewish men and worn-! en detained at the Athlit camp near Haifa, Palestine. i He said former inmates of the Buchenwald Prison in Germany were beaten at another Palestine camp. Commenting on the * military police operations in Palestine, Mr. Locker declared: “The world must know’ that the situation is graver than has been painted by the Bmish press or in the House of Commons and it is getting graver from hour to hour.” Mr. Locker declared that the male population of the collective settle ment of Yagul, including boys over 10 years of age, had been arrestee and detained at Athlit. A number of houses at Yagui wer< destroyed, he added, trees were cu down, fields ploughed up, vineyard; partly destroyed and the water in stallations made unworkable. The Jewish committee in Pales tine. he said, already has issued s warning to the government that un less what it termed attacks on Jewi were stopped and Jewish leaden were freed, the committee woulc have to proclaim a policy of civi disobedience. Mr. Locher reported Rabbi Jehuds Fishman, 73-year-old acting chair man of the agency's executive whe was arrested in joint military-polic operations in Palestine Saturday ‘showed signs of assault on his face.' Telegrams and letters poured ir today on members of Parliament from Jewish organizations protest - (See PALESTINE, Page A^6l Charge of 'Reds' In Federal Jobs To Be Probed Three House Members To Launch Inquiry Within Few Days | The House Civil Service Com i mfttee decided today to make an ; immediate investigation of re I ported Communist influences in the Government. The inquiry had been demanded for some time by Representative Rees of Kansas, ranking minority! member, but the formal motion which the committee adopted at! an executive session was made by! Representative Byrnes, Republican,! of Wisconsin. Another Republican j member. Representative Case of New Jersey, seconded the motion. The committe adopted the resolu tion offered by Mr. Byrnes by what was described afterward as an "al most unanimous vote." Chairman Randolph at once named is a subcommittee to con duct the investigation Represen tative Combs. Democrat, of Texas, chairman; Fallon, Democrat, of Maryland, and Mr. Rees. Probe to Start Soon. me suucuminiwee plans ro siarii its inquiry within a few days, un der instructions to report back to I the full committee before Congress' adjourns. Mr. Randolph explained after the meeting that this was no "witch hunt,” but the committee had heard j charges of subversive activities and wanted to find out if there was any basis for them. He pointed out that the committee had been au thorized by Congress to conduct general investigations of Govern ment employes and the practices of Federal departments, and could do so without special authority. The committee has funds left to enable it to carry on such an inquiry with out asking money from the House,; he added. Testimony Under Oath. Under this general authority, the! committee may subpoena witnesses; and place them under oath. Representative Rees some time ago introduced a resolution in the Housej asking a special investigation of; alleged communistic activities among' Government employes, but this reso lution has been buried in the Rules Committee, with no indication that it would be called up at the present session. Despairing of obtaining action through the Rules Committee. Mr.j Rees decided to appeal to the Civil Service Committee to use the gen eral authority granted it by the' House to make the investigation he sought. While Mr. Randolph made no an nouncement to this effect, members of the committee indicated that if the subcommittee uncovers sufficient evidence before the summer recess of Congress, it may be authorized to continue its inquiry during adjourn ment. The written motion offered by Mr. Byrnes and adopted by the Civil !Service Committee said: "I move that the chairman ap ! point a subcommittee of either three or five members to make such in vestigation as it may deem proper with respect to employe loyalty and employment policies and practices of the Government of the United States, and to make a report to this | committee of its investigation prior ; to the recess or adjournment, to gether with such recommendations ; as it deems advisable.” Late Bulletins Child Killed by Truck Norma Jean Rice, 8. was killed by a truck this after noon when she ran from be hind a bus near her home on Columbia pike at Spring lane, Fairfax County, after attend ing a Bible class in Arlington. Atomic Bill Approved The House Military Affairs Committee today approved legislation for quasi-military control of atomic energy de velopment. By a 24-to-3 vote after weeks of consider ation, the committee amended in several respects the bill passed by the Senate which provided got control by a five-member civilian commis sion. Leave Pay Bill Delayed The Senate Military Affairs Committee today delayed ac tion for a week on legislation granting terminal leave pay to approximately 14,000,000 men and women who served in the ranks during the war. (Earlier Story on Page A-2.) RFC Accounting Hit T. Coleman Andrews, direc tor of corporatiop audits for the General Accounting Of fice, declared today the Re construction Finance Corp. has been “woefully negligent” “in its accounting. He made his statement to the House Expenditures Committee as it opened an investigation of statements by the GAO that the RFC has not properly audited its vast financial em pire. Trieste Agreement Met PARIS (A5).—The Foreign Ministers Council agreed in principle today on the inter nationalization of Trieste, but has not yet agreed on a statute | for the Adriatic port, Senator Vandenberg said. (Earlier Story on Page A-2.) FLASH THIS SIGNAL AROUND TH C WORLD: "THEY , DIDN'T GET THE NAVY'S GOAT Bill for 4-Day Holiday For U. 5. Workers Is Sent to Truman D. C. Action Expected After House Approval Of Long Weekend The House today passed and sent to the White House the Downey bill giving Government employes a long Fourth of July week-end holiday by permitting them to take Friday off. The extra day off, however, will have to be made up within a month's time by working on a Sat urday. The District government is ex pected to follow the Federal Gov ernment's suit in granting the four day holiday period if the President signs the bill. The House today first passed a similar bill sponsored by Repre sentative Fallon, Democrat, of Maryland, which had been favorably reported by the House Civil Service Committee. It then substituted for this the bill as sponsored by Chair man Downey of the Senate Civil Service Committee and passed re cently by the Senate. The Senate bill is somewhat broader in its application and the acceptance of the Downey bill by the House sent the measure directly to the White House for signature. When the Fallon bill was reached on the consent calender today in the House, Representative Wilson. Republican of Indiana, w'ho has re peatedly criticized Government em ployes, arose to reserve an objection He wanted to know if Government employes were to have to make up the extra day off. Supporters of the bill told him they would and that experience had proved that when the extra holiday is not granted many employes take the day off anyway by using sick oi annual leave with the result that only a skeleton force appears and much time is wasted. Mr. Wilson then declared the bill was a good idea and withdrew his objection. Major League Games AMERICAN LEAGUE At Cleveland— St. Louis ... 000 00 — Cleveland .. 000 00 — Batlerin—Shirley lnd Helf: Krakausk*: and Megan. Washington at Philadelphia—Wet grounds (two games tomorrow). Boston at New York—7:45 P.M. NATIONAL LEAGUE At Chicago— Pittsburgh . 016 000 — Chicago- 000 000 — Batteries — Heintzelman and Baker Chipman. Adams (3d), Fie mint (3d) am McCullough. At Brooklyn— Philadelphia 000 002 | — Brooklyn ... 000 00 — Batteries—Stanreu and Hemsley; Higbe Casey (6th) and Edwards. At Boston— New York... 02 — Boston 02 — Batteries—Kennedy and Cooper: Spahr Singleton (3d) and Masi. Cincinnati at St. Louis—8:30 P.M. Negroes Voting in Mississippi; Rankin Attacks AP Cameraman No Trouble Reported At Polls in Heated Democratic Primary By the A^r-ocialed Press JACKSON, Miss.. July 2 — Negroes voted today in a Demo cratic primary election in which Mississippi’s staunchest advo cates of white supremacy, Sena tor Bilbo and Representative Rankin, sought renomination to Congress. A relatively few Negroes voted— not many were qualified—but they went to the polls assured by At torney General Clark that ' their rights would be protected. Those who voted were not mo lested. And two Negro leaders said i See MISSISSIPPI,' Page A-1B. j House Member Rips Newsman's Shirt After Picture is Taken By tha Associated Press TUPELO, Miss., July 2.—Rep resentative Rankin, Democrat, of Mississippi assaulted an Asso ciated Press photographer here today, ripping off the newsman’s shirt and scratching his neck and hands after the latter took a picture of the House member outside a Tupelo polling place. Representative Rankin is seeking renomination from Mississippi's 1st congressional district in today's primary. Tire photographer was Allen W. Snipes, Memphis. Walter Long. Tupelo baker, gave 'See RANKIN. Page A-4.) ~ Cattle Prices Reach $22.50 Record, With Stockyards Flooded Beef Sales Exceed OPA Ceilings by $4.50; Cost of Pork Drops By the Associated Press A flood of cattle and hog ship ments swamped the Nation’s livestock markets today in an swer to yesterday’s upsurge in prices and in Chicago cattle scored a record high of $22.50— exceeding the OPA ceiling by $4.50. Lifting of OPA controls brought a jam of trucks three-quarters of a mile long at the Chicago stockyards, I deluged with the greatest arrival of cattle and hogs since last January. \ Hog prices dropped $2 under yes terday's $18.50 peak—highest since 1919, but even that figure was $1.65 above the old OPA maximum. AH previous records were smashed by yesterday’s $22 cattle top. A survey of the 12 ranking mar kets in the country showed 111,700 hogs in the pens compared to 23.400 a week ago and 54,500 a year ago—1 first indication since the end of OPA | that the gears of supply and de-j mand were beginning to creak again. The stock market had cooled off with price changes narrow and slightly mixed. Wool and cotton 1 lops were down, but some grains i continued strong. These fluctuations still had %iot generally affected the Nation's re tail prices, held in check for the i most part by merchants who pledged to "hold-the-line” until the situa tion is clarified. There was no change in the pat tern of rising rent prices except in scattered instances where State and ■ civil authorities attempted to im pose their own emergency ceilings. In contrast to generally steady food prices, meat was climbing in the West and Midwest. The West , ern States Meat Packers Association, claiming 90 per cent of the business iSee PRICES: Page A-5 j D. C. Youth, 16, Found Hanging From Necktie During Party The body of George T. Allwine. 16-year-old McKinley Tech High School student, was found hanging by the neck from his necktie during a pariy at ioji Mintwood place N.W., early to day. Detective Sergt. Edgar E. Scott said the Allwine youth had been a guest at the Mintwood place home, res idence of Mrs. Ellen Ridgeway, for the last three j weeks. He quoted ! Mrs. Ridgeway j as saying sne j had told the Georre Allwine. ! youth to leave today. ; Tne tragedy happened between 13 and 3:30 a.m„ police estimated. Shortly before, Mrs. Joyce Ridge way Allen, daughter of Mrs. Ridge way, complained that she was not feeling well and left the room, ac companied by her husband, Harold Allen, and other members of the party. When the group returned. Sergt. Scott said, the Allwine youth had disappeared. Minutes later his body was found hanging from a screen door in the rear of the dwelling by Thomas Gordon, 17. of 14 Six teenth street S.E. George was pro nounced dead by an Emergency Hospital ambulance physician. Witnesses and George’s mother. Mrs. Edith Allwine. 828 Taylor street N.E., agreed he had been despondent in recent weeks. Mrs. Allwine, a nurse at Doctors Hospital and mother of three other children, said he had been missing for three weeks. Police said the Allens, who re cently returned from their honey moon, were close friends of the Ail wine youth. Mrs. Allwine told reporters her son had been •'restless" ever since the death of his father in 194,0. She said she had taken him to two psy chiatrists. "It's a terrible thing when a young boy can t find anything to live for,” Mrs. Allwine said when informed of the death of her son. Coroner A. Magruder MacDonald said he will issue a certificate of suicide later today. Efforts to Expedite Restoration of OPA Blocked in Senate Opposition Indicates Delay of Several Weeks On New Legislation Adamant opponents blocked efforts to speed an OPA revival ioday as Senate leaders sought informal agreement on a com promise price control bill. The Senate opposition made it in ireasingly apparent that any resto •ation of price control will be de aved—possibly several weeks. Bolstered by apparent majority support within the Senate Banking Committee. Majority Leader Barkley sried to get opposing sides together 3n a year's extension of the OPA as i substitute for the 20-day revival resolution passed, 283 to 61. by the House yesterday. But when Senator Maybank. Dem ocrat. of South Carolina, presiding, sought to assign a temporary exten sion bill offered by Senator Wagner Democrat, of New York to the Bank ing Committee. Senators O'Daniel Democrat, of Texas and Wherry, Re Publican, of Nebraska objected' This had the effect of delaying for one day the sending of the bill to the committee. Wherry Objects to Move. A few minutes later, when the House extender officially arrived in the Senate. Senator Barklev asked unanimous consent to send it imme diately to the Banking Committee. Senator Wherry objected. He and Sen. ODaniel then raised another parliamentary tech nicality which delayed its 'assign ment to the committee until tomor row. The House measure probably will be used by the committee as the basis for any compromise extension legislation it may draft. Without waiting for the bill as signment, Sen. Barkley carried on informal discussions with OPA op ponents in search of middle ground for a compromise the committee might consider when it takes up the subject possibly tomorrow. At the White House. Chester Bowles told reporters he was hope ful the Senate will pass the contin uing OPA resolution this week and then more permanent legislation "within two or three weeks.” Asked why he thought action might come this week, the retiring stabilization director said: "I’m always opti mistic.” Predicts Soaring Meat Prices. On the basis of what happened on markets yesterday, Mr. Bowles said “You can look for a 75 pet cent increase in meat prices.” "Hogs were up 35 per cent yes terday," Mr. Bowles continued "With subsidies off, you can adci another 20 per cent, and when the dealers add a markup it will pusl: it up to 75 per cent." On the second day of free trad ing. livestock markets were swampec with livestock and hogs sent in by raisers attracted by yesterday’; near-record high prices. As a re sult, today's prices dropped sharply Chicago reported the greatest cattlf receipts in six months. Presidential Secretary Charles G Ross told newsmen telegrams to th< White House on Mr. Truman’s vet( of the original OPA extension bil had slowed to a “trickle” today He said the messages totaled 7.0CH (See CONGRESS, Page A-4.) 3-Cents-a-Quart Milk Price Boost Due Tomorrow Producers Announce Increase to Make Up For Loss of Subsidy A 3-cents-a-quart increase in the price of milk for consumers in the Washington area was in dicated by local distributors to day when the Maryland and Vir ginia Milk Producers’ Associa tion, Inc., announced that effec tive tomorrow it would “raise the price of milk the amount of the consumer subsidy” which ended with OPA. Several of the larger distributors here said they were awaiting official notification of the higher price. They believe that it will necessitate an increase from 16 to 19 cents a quart in the delivery price of milk and a 10-cents-a-quart increase in the price of cream, now 56 cents. This was the first major break reported in prices here during the first two days since termination of OPA. It resulted, dairy officials de clared, solely from discontinuance of the Federal consumer subsidy on milk and is part of a general milk price movement throughout the en tire East and the South as far west as Texas. More Meat in Prosoect. The first improvement in the local meat supply prospect was re ported this afternoon. An official of the Southern Hotel Supply Co. said he had received assurance from Chicago that substantial o.uan tities of pork and a considerable amount of beef as well as other meat items would start • rolling into Washington" perhaps by Friday or Saturday. • These anticipated supplies will be the first large deliveries of their kind in almost tw;o weeks, he said. Detailed information about the scheduled milk price increase was not available from the Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers’ As sociation office at 1756 K street N.W. where it was said that Manager Bruce B. Derrick was out of town today. Individual dairy' company officials here also were unwilling to elaborate on the announcement but they verified calculations that the delivery price would go up 3 cents tomorrow or within a day or two at the latest. One distributor declared that the 3 cents increase is jutified in view of discontinuance of the Federal subsidy and that the higher price still would not meet additional labor and operational cost of dairies. Same Returns to Farmers. The Milk Producers' Association statement declared: “On July 1, 1946. the Federal con sumer subsidy on milk was abruptly terminated by the discontinuance of OPA. Local dairy farmers were therefore faced with an immediate and substantial decrease in their ! incomes. To offset this reduction the Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers’ Association, Inc., effec tive July 3. raised the price of milk the amount of the consumer sub sidy. All dairies in Washington have been notified by letter to this effect. Local dairy' farmers will thus con tinue to receive the same total re turns from their milk as they did before cancellation of consumer subsidies and the OPA." In other price fields, public offi cials and business associations still awaited wider evidence of reported ! price jumps on some restaurant and i store items. Vincent A. Holmes. District OPA ! administrator, said he has received ; no conclusive reports of a great | change in the general price situation or in the willingness of most mer chants to hold the price line. Some Higher Prices. There were scattered indications that butter, chickens and oranges , were being offered for sale at sub stantially higher prices, but an of \ ficial of the Restaurant Association of Washington denied any break down in restaurant price ceilings here. A spokesman for the Wash ington Hotel Association said he be lieved hotel stewards will have to .pay at least. 85 cents a pound for i butter and about 52 cents a pound for chicken. There is no reason why retail fruit prices, except for large or anges, should be higher than ceil ings. an official of the National League of Fruit and Vegetable Dis jtributors declared today. He said that at the wholesale level, the cur rent prices on fruit and vegetables in most instances are lower than ceilings. Prices on large oranges increased approximately 75 cents yesterday from the previous ceiling of $6.60 per 100 pounds. The wholesale price on small oranges dropped from $6.60 | to about $5.50 when OPA expired. Unofficial reports received by the i Washington Board of Trade fail to indicate a price raising move by Washington business establish jments. Executive Secretary William H. Press said he doubted any appre ciable move of that kind for several days, if at all. No Complaints Received. The Better Business Bureau of Washington reported it has received no complaints that department , stores, specialty shops and similar ; establishments have raised prices ! since termination of OPA. Although its work is not directly related to ceiling price problems, an official said, the bureau occasionally re i (See CEILINGS, Page A-3.1 i ■ New Overseas Edition 1 Will Be Out Tomorrow 5 A new' issue of The Star’s Overseas Edition will be ready . tomorrow. Free copies, with ; envelope for mailing, may be obtained at The Star’s busi ; ness counter and the street , floor service desk in Lans 1 burgh’s Department Store. The edition is strictly lim ) ited. Please don’t waste a single copy.