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Weather Forecast I Sunny, dry: temperature in low 80s this j afternoon. Clear, lowest about 65 tonight, romorrcu.. sunny, warmer. Temperatures today—High, 83. at 1:30 p.m.; low, 64, at 5:50 a.m. Yesterday—High, 74, at 2:40 p.m.: low, 65, at 5:JO a.m. Full Report on Pe»e A-2.7. _Closing N, Y. Morkets—Sales, Page A 23. 94th YEAR. No. 37.350 Phone NA. 5000. WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, AUGUST 8. 1946—FORTY-SIN PAGES. Guide for Readers Page. | After Dark . ...B-9 Amusements . A-18-19 Comics B-20-21 Editorials _ A-14 Edit'ial Articles A-15 Finance_A-23 Page. Lost and Found A-3 Obituarv _A-16 Radio _ B-21 t Society _B-3 Spirts A-20-21 Woman's Page B-14 j An Associated Press Newspaper 1 Cits Home Delivers. Dells end Sundes 80e a Month. When 6 Sunder*. SI.GO 5 CENTS Molotov Rejects Vote Decision, Creating Turmoil in Conference; Evatt Charges He Tries to Dictate Russian Says U. S., Britain Repudiate Big 4 Agreements PARIS, Aug, 8.—Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov to**! the Peace Conference today th£t Soviet Russia could not agree to com mittee-adopted rules on voting— and ran into a charge by Aus tralia’s Herbert V. Evatt that the Russian leader was attempting to dictate to the conference. Mr. Molotov threw the plenary ses sion into turmoil by reopening the once-settled question on voting pro cedure Mr. Molotov said the United States and Britain had repudiated decisions in the Foreign Ministers Council. He then accused Mr. Evatt of "acting to create opinion against Soviet interests.” Mr. Evatt. Australian Minister of External Affairs, has been active in promoting the cause of the small nations before the conference. In a fiery reply to Mr. Molotov, he said the Soviet leader was trying to en force befoie the peace conference the same veto he enjoyed in the Foreign Ministers Council. "Intimidation” Charged. Mr, Evatt said Mr. Molotov's effort to reopen the voting question smacked of filibustering and "has the suggestion of intimidation.” "What we have got to face is whether we will give in to demands of that sort,” Mr. Evatt declared. Mr. Molotov, the fiery Australian said, “believes that his ‘no' should be conclusive.” "He insists that an error be recti fied. He refers to the egregious error of the 15, implying the in fallibility of the 6.” He said the Soviet Foreign Min ister had not presented a new argument. “He asks the conference, made up of the same countries and the same people as the Rules Committee, to undo what they have already done,” Mr. Evatt said. “It is not that Mr. Molotov asks us to do this. He insists on it. rne metnod ot getting unanimity is just as important as unanimity it self. Mr. Molotov must understand that we are entitled to present our point of viefw.” Cites Bymes-Molotov Exchange. Mr. Evatt gestured freely and rapped the desk with his left hand as he spoke. Occasionally he would lean across the desk and look di rectly into tha eyes of Mr. Molotov, sitting in his new seat in the cen ter of the chamber. Mr. Evatt referred to the Bymes Molotov exchange over the question of a free press two days ago and said he would not ask that Mr. Molotov have his remarks printed in Russian newspapers. “I can’t reciprocate in my coun try," Mr. Evatt said, "because we don’t have such control over our press.” Mr. Evatt paid tribute to the Red Army and added, "We must remem ber, too, that other countries con tributed to winning the war.” Pointing out that Mr. Molotov had referred to him by name in his re marks. Mr. Evatt said, “My point of view is not affected by any animus against Mr. Molotov or his country.” •‘Any attempt I have made to in fluence delegates ha.^ been done in the light of day, not in a secret room.” he said. “I admit I have talked things over with delegates and tried to explain our point of view. This is the way we do things in a democracy.” Again looking directly at Mr. Molotov, Mr. Evatt said "I will really express my views and those of my country to this conference at even' stage of this conference whenever I think it is for the good of the world and for the peace of the world." The Soviet statesman had renewed his attack on the press, asserting he had read in Paris papers an inter pretation of the Rules Committee decision which said "the western powers have won the upper hand over the U. S. S. R.” “The Soviet Union believes that it is not the purpose of the peace <See CONFERENCE. Page A-3.) ” Pravda Publishes Text Of Byrnes' Talk in Full By the Associated Press MOSCOW, Aug. 8 — Pravda. Com munist party newspaper, printed today the full text of Secretary of State Byrnes' speech Tuesday before the Rules Committee of the Paris Peace Conference. The newspaper gave the speech the most prominent position on its foreign news section, printing the text of Soviet Foreign Minister Molo tov’s reply beneath. The two texts, along with Tass dispatches cover ing later conference events, occu pied pages three and four. LONDON. Aug. 8 OP).—The Mas cow radio said today it had given the Russian people a full report of the debate between Secretary of State Byrnes and Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov Tuesday in which Mr Byrnes accused Mr. Molotov of trying to dictate to the Paris Peace Conference, Moscow said the debate had been recounted in a Russian language news broadcast at 8 a.m. Moscow time, and that it had taken 40 min utes to read Mr. Byrnes’ speech, "The news bulletin quoted Byrnes in the first person throughout and followed with Molotov’s reply,” Moscow said. An Associated Press dispatch from Moscow ajd the full text of Mr. Byrnes’ acfoRss had appeared yes terday in the United States Embassy bulletin, which is widely distributed among diplomatic circles and in the foreign colony in the Russian capital. ; VIcry's Doctors Say He Needs •Rest for 'Indefinite Period' Kentucky Physicians Report He Suffers From Heart Ailment Chairman May of the House Military Affairs Committee ‘'must have an indefinite period of rest, quiet and careful attention by physicians,” the Senate War In vestigating Committee was ad vised today by two of Mr. May’s physicians. ' Dr. John G. Archer, medical direc tor. and Dr. George p. Archer, surgi cal director of the Prestonsburg General Hospital. West Prestons burg, Ky„ described Mr. May s con dition 1 na communication to the Mead committee, and released to the press by Warren Magee, Mr. May's attorney. Tomorrow's Session Delayed. Shortly after receiving the state-' ment George Meader. chief counsel | of the committee, said the com mittee would not hold an executive session tomorrow, as had been i See MAY, Page A-4.i GAO Auditors Check Contract Loopholes; FBI Seeks Files By Robert K. Wolsh The Senate War Investigating Committee put the accent today on examination of war profits that resulted from weakness or evasion of procurement laws. It is obtaining the temporary! services ot two of the General Ac counting Office's “ablest auditors’ to study numerous cases which al ready are before the committee or which will be presented within the next week or 10 days by Con troller General Lindsay C. Warren. The committee also is coping with what it regards as “an internal' matter." This involves the disap pearance of several documents and communications in the Garsson case from committee office files. It also concerns information that some other files were removed from cab inets^at 2 a.m. about six months ago < See WAR PROFITS, Page~A-4.) ~ UNRRA Beneficiaries ! Fight La Guardia Plan j For Early Liquidation Clayton Backs Director, Urging Aid Applications On Individual Basis Ey the Associated Press GENEVA. Switzerland, Aug. 8. —Representatives of nations re ceiving UNRRA aid joined today in arguing against the recom-: mendation of Director General F. H. La Guardia that activities of the huge relief organization be discontinued. Vosislav Srventic of Yugoslavia: read a message from his governmenti at the UNRRAs fifth general meet ing saying a drought continued in Yugoslavia and seriously endangered the feeding of the population. Srven tic said he was astonished at the recommendation that UNRRA fold up in Europe at the end of 1946 and in East Asia at the end of March. 1947. • Dr. Om Li of China said UNRRA aid got started in China onlv eight months ago. Reviewing China’s; problems after 14 years of war. he i appealed for UNRRA aid for at least another year. Greece Opposes Suspension. Dr. Zenophon Zolotas of Greece said suspension of UNRRA aid this winter would put several countries "back into a chronic disability to re cover” and “no country is in a more desperate position than Greece.” Hilary Mine of Poland said talk about United Nations organizations taking over UNRRA burdens was only "fair words.” "Without a con tinuation of UNRRA many coun tries, Mine included, will be even worse off in 1948,” he said. Ervig Schueller of Austria, not a delegate but an observer, asked UNRRA aid in 1947 “so Austria will cease to be a burden and a danger in 1948." Aake Ording of Norway, formerly a receiving nation, said, however, that direct international loans to needy governments could replace the aid given by UNRRA. American, British and Russian delegates prepared to confer pri vately in an effort to work out dif ferences on the question among the 48 governments represented here. Clayton Backs Liquidation. Assistant Secretary of State Will Clayton last night supported the : recommendation by Mr. La Guardia ■ that the relief agency, which has spent about $2,997,000,000 in aiding the world’s needy people, be liqui dated about October l. Now that the immediate postwar emergency is drawing to an end, Mr. Clayton said, the “proper solution i for any country that may require | assistance is to apply on an indi vidual basis to another country which in its opinion is able and ; prepared to furnish this assistance.” Mr. Clayton said he agreed with Mr. La Guardia that UNRRA should be authorized to continue operations i for the care of displaced persons for ' I a reasonable time until the inter national refugee organization of the ! United Nations can make prepara i tions to take over. He said it might also be desirable to allocate some UNRRA funds for social welfare and health until the Economic and So cial Council of the United Nations can make provisioas. 1 ask Held Underestimated. A cablegram from Herbert Leh man, former UNRRA director gen eral, declared “I am more and more convinced that the United Nations have underestimated and still under estimate the enormous task of pro i vidtng even the most simple forms of relief and rehabilitation to a war torn world. Delegations from several govern ments here to seek UNRRA aid ob viously were disappointed by Mr. Clayton’s and Mr. La Guardia’s speeches. Their representatives were to speak today. Greek Grenade Injures 11 LONDON, Aug. 8 (/P).—Exchange Telegraph reported today in an Athens dispatch that 11 civilians were injured when a grenade ex ploded last night in a suburb of the Greek capital. Palestine Arabs Spurn British Invitation to Conference in London Group Refuses to Agree To Take Part in Talks Based on Partition By the Associated Press JERUSALEM. Aug. 8.—Lt. Gen.; Sir Alan Cunningham, British | high commissioner, today said' that Palestine Arab leaders had turned down an invitation to round-table talks in London on the future of the Holy Land. Gen. Cunningham's statement said the Arabs also had raised the questions of reported government plans to halt unauthorized Jewish Immigration into Palestine and of the release of Arab political pris oners. The statement gave no de tails on these questions. i London dispatches said an important government statement I on Palestine might be forthcom ing within 48 hours. British j government sources said yester day the cabinet was considering far-reaching military plans which might include a tight blockade of the Palestine coast to halt the flow ot uncertified Jewish immi grants and stricter control of displaced persons’ camps and frontiers in Austria, Germany and Italy to choke the under ground pipeline feeding the im migrants into Italian ports.) Confers With Arab Leader. The high commissioner's state ment was issued after a 40-minute conference with Jamel Bey Husseini, acting chairman of the Arab Execu tive, who returned from Egypt last night, after conferences with Arab League leaders. The Arab rejection of the invita tion to the London conferences said the Arab executive could not agree to take part in any discussion based on the partition of Palestine. The possibility of Russia being projected into the situation was seen today in a statement of the Arab office that there was no reason why "America should be a party to the Palestine case and not Russia ’’ Ahmed Shukairy, Arab office di rector. explained at a news con ference that the Arab office is a “propaganda office supported by Palestine Arabs and responsible to the Arab world, " but not necessarily reflecting the views of the Palestine Arab executive or of the Arab League in the present case. The statement said “the question! of sending an Arab delegation t.o! Moscow has been talked of often, but never decided” and added: “We regard Zionism as the acid test of the policy of the Soviet 'See PALESTINE, Page A-22.) Bulletin Iran Protests to Britain TEHERAN, Iran </P>.—The Iranian Foreign Office pro tested to the British Embassy today against the presence of Indian troops in nearby Basra, Iraq, and requested their withdrawal. President Signs Funds Bill for Terminal Pay 30 Millions to Give Autos to Amputees Also in Measure President Truman today signed an appropriation bill carrying 52,431.708,000 for enlisted men's terminal leave pay. The President will sign separate legislation authorizing terminal leave pay in a ceremony at 12:30 p.m, tomorrow, the White House announced. The appropriation bill signed to day also carries $30,000,000 for the purchase of especially fitted auto mobiles for more than 16,000 World War II leg amputees and veterans who have lost use of their lower limbs. % The bill also provides $26,000,000 for OPA, in addition to $75,000,000 appropriated earlier. Today’s signing was witnessed by Representative Edith Nourse Rogers, Republican, of Massachusetts, who first introduced the cars-for-ampu tees legislation. For Unused Furlough Time. As the terminal pay bill went to the President, it provided for pay ment. for unused furlough time up to 120 days in non-negotiable, 2M per cent, five-year bonds, issued fn units of *25. Estimated to cost as much as $2, 100.000.000, the bill awaiting signa ture requires payment to enlisted personnel who accumulated their mused furlough time between Sep tember 8, 1939, and September 1 1946. Payments are based on the rate if base and longevity pay received st the time of discharge, plus a minimum of 70 cents a day for sub sistence. The veterans will receive their pay in cash if they are entitled to less than $50 or if they were dis charged before January 1, 1943. Cash payments also will be made to the wives, children or parents of discharged men who have died and to the guardians of veterans judged legally incompetent. Other Payments in Bonds. Other payments will be in bonds which mature five years after the individual veteran is discharged. The bonds can be used before the five-year period is up only for pay ment of premiums, repayment of loans and conversion of national service or Government life insur ance. The legislation appropriating funds to buy free automobiles for leg paralytics and veterans who have lost one or both legs at or above the ankle establishes a ceiling of $1,600 on the vehicles and allows purchase of “other conveyances." including motorcycles, motor scooters or similar vehicles. By way of restriction, however, the veterans must prove their ability to operate the vehicles and must be able to obtain driving permits before they will be qualified to make pur chases. After that, according to the Vet erans’ Administration, they can enter a contract with any dealer they wish, and make the purchase. The dealer then will bill the Vet erans’ Administration for the cost. Repairs Up to Veterans. While administrative procedure Is not yet complete, a spokesman said, it is planned that eligible veterans will apply at regional and branch offices of the agency for processing and approval. Regulations and •in structions will be sent from the Washington office as soon as they are completed. The $1,600 maximum cost will not include maintenance, repairs or additional charges for appliances necessary in order for some ampu tees and paralytics to operate the vehicles. The veterans will be allowed to add differences in cost over $1,600 if they desire to pay more for cars, but they will not be paid the difference if the cost is less than the ceiling. The Veterans’ Administration em phasized that its jurisdiction and responsibility will end after pur :hase of the vehicles, and that the veterans will be responsible for all future repair and maintenance costs. Truman to See Press President Truman' will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. tomorrow, he White House announced today. War Department's Dismissal Of 3,500 'Only the Beginning' War Department officials said to day that thousands of its civilian employes faced dismissal during the next 10 months. The department said its action yesterday in notifying 3,500 of its employes here that they will be dis charged by October 31 was only the beginning of its drive to meet the reduction-iM^bpe provision of the Federal PaJNVt. About 2,80# of the employes work in the adjutant general’s office and the remaining 700 work in other War Department offices. Some of the workers face dismissal by the end of the month, while others may stay on the job until October 31. The department must absorb the 14 per cent wage increase provided by the pay act by drastically re ducing its staff and War Depart ment officials are now engaged in determining the rate of discharge. War Department officials said that some of the dismissed employes may find jobs in other Federal agencies, particularly typists and stenogra phers. There is a shortage of these jobs at some agencies. The Navy Department also is ex pected to announce personnel cuts nearjy as drastic as the War De partment’*. Damaged American Ship Arrives At Falmouth Under Own Power British Vessel Also Reaches Port, Officers Claiming American Farmer Tow Was Possible By the Associated Press FALMOUTH, England, Aug. 8. —The damaged United States Lines freighter American Far mer and her rejected rescuer, the little British ship Elizabete, docked 125 miles apart today and their officers disputed whether the Elizabete could have brought the larger craft to shore. Possibly $1,000,000 or more was at stake as a salvage prize. Capt. Oscar Johnson of the Farmer’s twin sister, the American Ranger, which put a skeleton crew aboard the collision-battered Farmer, declared here that ‘ in my judgment the Elizabete could never have brought the ship to port and that is! why I boarded her.” Capt. Jan Millers. Latoian master of the 2.039-ton Elizabete, one fourth the size of the Farmer to which she first tied towing lines, waggled his gray beard at Barry, Wales, and said: “I don’t say noth ing.” His son ar|d first mate insisted “W'e could have brought her in.” The American Parmer reached port under her own power. Her original crew abandoned ship soon1 after the foggy, midnight collision last Wednesday with the Moore McCormack Lines William J. Riddle. 700 miles at sea. Escorted by her sister ship, the American Ranger, the crippled ves-! sel was taken in tow a mile outside the port by the harbor tugs Nor grave and Lynch and finally dropped anchor at 7:40. (1:40 a.m. EST. i Officials refused to permit news men to board the 8,000-ton Ameri can Parmer, which had a 20-foot hole in her port bow to show for her collision with the American mer chant ship William J. Riddle several hundred miles off the English coast last wreek. Capt. Johnson put a skeleton crew from his vessel aboard the Parmer after she had been abandoned by her own crew on the high seas and taken In tow by the 2,000-ton British steamer Elizabete. which is now' claiming salvage rights. _ The Elizabete put into Barry (See AMERICAN’FARMER. A-22.) Hospital Center Bill Signed by President; Early Action Sought Officials Expected To Present Details ’ At Conference Soon By Harold B. Rogers President Truman has signed j the bill to establish a hospital i center here and opened the way for early consideration of pre liminary steps to implement the projects, the White House said today. No Federal funds are available yet. These must be appropriated by Congress before the Federal Works Agency can proceed as authorized by the law to “provide a hospital of such size and design as (the FWA administrator) shall deem feasi ble and economical of operation.” Pending appropriation, however, leaders of the three hospitals al ready committed to the new cen ter—emergency, Garfield and Epis copal—feel 'that, with the authori zation act already on the statute books, they can proceed with the preliminary steps. Early Meeting in Prospect. Discussions have been held among these officials of the three non profit institutions, and it is likely that a meeting will be held to go over the whole matter as soon as possible. William R. Castle, president of Garfield Hospital, who also Is pres ident of the newly-formed Hospital Council of the National Capital Area, is out of the city. But he was represented by those who have talked with him as feeling strongly that some preliminary work could be done now. James G. Capossela, superinten dent of Emergency Hospital, said he hoped that the hospitals them selves could take action soon. "This is a big venture,” he said, expressing gratification that efforts of hospitals to improve their facili ties hire had resulted in the new legislation. “We should get busy on early arrangements to get a pre liminary understanding among the three Institutions as to the setup of the new private agency which will operate the big center.” To Take Up Corporation. Mr. Capossela said he had been in conference with George A. Gar rett, president of Emergency Hospi tal, who feels organization of the corporation to handle the center probably might be one of the first, subjects for consideration. A spokesman for Episcopal Hos pital said that some kind of a meet ing between officials of the three participating institutions definite ly was a possibility soon. The act provides that FWA con struct the center and that it shall be financed jointly by the nonprofit hospitals participating, the District government and a Federal grant. The hospitals would contribute their entire physical facilities toward the cost of the new center. These would be turned over to FWA as they stand or would be sold and the proceeds turned over to FWA. The remainder of the cost would "(See HOSPITAL CENTER A-22 > Rules Committeemen See Slaughter's Defeat As Real Aid to Truman His Departure Expected To End Southern Control, Speed Party's Program By th« Associated Press Key members. Republican and Democratic, of the potent House Rules Committee agreed today that the defeat of Represent ative Slaughter. Democrat, of Missouri is an important feather in the administration’s cap. Representative Michener of Mich igan, who also is acting Republican leader, told a reporter that should the Democrats retain control of the next Congress, the Missourians re placement would help the rules group “function in the way it is intended.” That, Mr.. Michener added, is to send to the House floor the legisla tive program of the party in power. Southerners Won’t Control. It. was Mr. Slaughter's opposition within the committee to many ad ministration measures that' led President Truman to call publicly for his defeat in Tuesday's 5th dis tiict primary in Missouri. Chairman Sabath commented that with Mr. Slaughter’s departure the Southerners on the Rules Commit tee “no longer will control it." The committee has 12 members, only four of them Republicans. But ] of the eight Democrats only two are | administration stalwarts—Mr. Sa- j bath and Representative Delany of j New York. Because a tie vote blocks action on any measure under con sideration, Mr. Slaughter and his; five Southern colleagues have been 1 able to make their views prevail. Mr. Sabath said the balance will; be swung still further away from the1 Southern group if Representative Smith, Democrat, of Virginia, resigns to run for the unexpired portion of the Senate term of the late Carter Glfiss. Mr. Smith, who won renom ination Tuesday, has said he would be receptive to the nomination if his name is presented to the Demo cratic State convention on Septem ber 5. Pointing to specific legislative pro ~ <See SllAUGHTER^Page A-22.f~ Collet Given Key Role As Steelman Revamps OWMR for Efficiency Judge an 'Associate' Under Reorganization; Five New Aides Named By Jp* Associated r>ress Reconversion Director John R. Steelman announced today a reorganization on the reconver sion-stabilization front with Federal Judge John Caskie Collet playing a key role. Mr. Steelman said in a statement that Judge Collet “will serve in an over-all capacity as an associate in my office, helping me to carry the responsibilities of both the Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion and the Office of Economic Stabili zation." President Truman brought Judge Collet back with him from Kansas City Tuesday to take over the new job, which Mr. Steelman said will continue “as long as he can remain away from his judicial post." A White House statement said Judge Collet will occupy an office adjoining Mr. Steelman's in the least wing of the White House, “but : will have no formal title or specific duties.” Mr. Steelman said he wTas glad Judge Collet, who served several months last year as economic sta bilizer, “has agreed to come to Washington." Will Cut Expenses. Mr. Steelman made public a long statement outlining the reorganiza tion of the reconversion office to bring in the functions of the Office of Economic Stabilization and to meet "changing needs of reconver sion.” He said the move will end duplication of functions and cut ex penses. j Mr. Steelman also announced the following major assignments in his ■ dual capacity as reconversion di rector and economic stabilization di rector : Harold Stein, deputy for produc jtion, stabilization and war liquida | tion. Donald Kingsley, deputy for fiscal .policy, employment and social se | curity. Anthony Hyde, deputy director for i information and reports. Comdr. Joseph L. Miller. U. S. IN. R.. special assistant, j Edward J. Hayes, general counsel. nesponsiDimies Kemain. Mr. Steeiman:s statement said the responsibilities of OWMR for reconversion and the co-ordination of production and stabilization re main unchanged by "this reassign ment of functions.” He said the reorganization was simply to increase efficiency. “The Congress and the President have placed wide responsibilities in my office to the end that the Nation will make a successful transition to a full-production, full-employment economy. Mr. Steelman's statement said. “Mindful of the fact that labor, agriculture and business will do] their full share, my office will exert its utmost effort to do its job as dl recter by the Congress and the President.” Duties Are Listed. Under the new setup. Mr. Stein will carry out OWMR responsibilities in the field of wage-price policies, wage stabilization, price control and decontrol, subsidies, food and agri culture. production and construction demobilization, surplus property do mestic and foreign, contract settle ment, national resources, foreign trade and economic policy. Mr. Stein, 43, was brought into OWMR when it was headed by i See STEELMAN, Page A-3. * D. C. Water Main Supply So Low Only Urgent Needs Can Be Met By Robert J. Lewis The District's stockpile of water mains is at such a low ebb that only the most urgent home building needs can be met, it was disclosed today. Officials said they hoped to be able to squeeze through the next few months "in fair style” until arrival of promised new supplies. “The District Is desperately short of pipe,” David V. Auld, superin tendent of the water division, said. “We're in the same boat with the rest of the country—victims of the same general national shortage. Pipe is just about the most acutely needed thing in the country today, so far as water works are con-; cerned.” So low is tiie present supply that laying of mains has been delayed' in every case where they are not immediately needed, the water divi sion superintendent revealed. In a few cases, the city has been forced to use 6-inch mains instead of the standard 8-inch, because of the shortage. Mr. Auld said, however, that he did not expect any delay in home building if anticipated supplies arrived on time. He said, in this connection, that ~tSee WATER MAINS,Tage“A-:U~ Speeders Face Loss of Permits For 30 Days Suspension Time Doubled in Drive On Traffic Deaths Permits of District motorists convicted of driving faster than 40 miles an hour in the future will be suspended automatically for 30 days—double the previous penalty suspension—George E. Keneipp. director of vehicles and traffic, announced today as part of clamp-down on traffic of fenders to curb the District's mounting accident rate. Any one involved in two accidents a year also will face immediate permit suspension under the orders issued by the traffic director. The new, strict policy was put into effect today, Mr. Keneipp said. The traffic director's order fol lowed announcement that the Joint Board of District Commissioners and members of the Public Utilities Commission will meet early next month to study a proposed ban on ; taxicab cruising in the downtown section. The board also will study a proposal to re-establish cab stands for hackers in the downtown area. One Crash an Hour. ; The announcements came as city officials accelerated their inquiry into conditions which have boosted the city's accident rate to one crash an hour in the past seven weeks. Mr. Keneipp said 15 days was the longest suspension handed out to convicted speeders under the old policy. Persons involved in two ac cidents a year w'ill be called to the Department of Vehicles and Traffic to show cause why their permits should not be suspended. The traffic director said the length of the sus pension would be determined by the facts of the accidents. Under the new setup, the files of every person having an accident will be checked back one year. If the individual has no past record and it is indicated the accident was not his fault, Mr. Keneipp said, he will be sent a notice of warning. If the motorist has a bad record, he will be called in to show cause why his per : should not be suspended whether I the accident was his fault or not. ! Mr. Keneipp announced. Other Plans Debated. The policy announcement fol lowed a conference in which Mr. Keneipp. Inspector Arthur E. Mil ler. in charge of traffic, and their aides discussed various proposals for tightening control over drivers here. The two steps decided on todav were expected to be followed short ly by recommendations to the Com missioners aimed at a closer check on a permit-holder’s ability to drive over a period of years, i A requirement that all permit ! renewal applicants be required to appear in person at the Department jof Vehicles and Traffic in order that I obvious physical defects could be noted and a plan for re-examina tion of long-time permit-holders were among proposals considered. It was pointed out that the lat ter would entail substantial expan sion ot the department’s staff, how <See TR AFFI CP ag eA -22.) ' Yanks LeacfNats, 4-1, On Leonard Wild Toss ; A wild throw by Dutch Leonard jin an attempt to force Rizzuto at I second paved the way for three jYankee runs and gave the New Yorkers a 4-1 lead at the end of the fifth. FIRST INNING NEW YORK—Stirnweiss doubled .to left. Johnson flied to Grace, j Stirnweiss holding second. Hitch ; cock went, to short leftfield for an ;over-the-shoulder catch of Hen j rich’s pop fly. Di Maggio fanned. No :runs. WASHINGTON—Coan fouled to jHenrich. Rizzuto threw out Grace. Priddy lined to Lindell. No runs. SECOND INNING. NEW YORK—Keller popped to ! Priddy. Robinson lined to Priddy. | Lindell popped to Torres. No runs, i WASHINGTON—Vernon doubled I to left. Spence sacrificed, Johnson ; to Henrich Vernon scored as j Stirnweiss threw out Torres. Riz zuto threw out Hitchcock. One run. THIRD INNING NEW YORK—Torres threw out-'"' l Rizzuto. Wight popped to Hitchcock. LStirnweiss beat out a bunt down the [third-base line. Johnson popped to Hitchcock. No runs. WASHINGTON—Guerra singled to center. Leonard sacrificed. Hen | rich to Stirnweiss, who covered first, [Coan fanned. Grace walked. Stirn ! weiss threw out Priddv. No runs. FOURTH INNING. NEW YORK—Henrich fanned. | Torres threw out Di Maggio. Keller walked. Robinson doubled to ten i ter, scoring Keller. Lindell flied deep to Coan. One run. | WASHINGTON — Vernon bunted and was thrown out by Stirnweiss. Rizzuto threw out Spence. Torres singled to right. Hitchcock forced Torres, Johnson to Stirnweiss. No runs. FIFTH INNING. NEW YORK—Rizzuto beat out a bunt down the first base line. Wight sacrificed and Leonard attempted to force Rizzuto at second, but threw wild into center field. Rizzuto taking third and Wight continuing to sec ond on the error. Stirnweiss singled to center, scoring Rizzuto and Wight. Wade replaced Leonard on the mound for Washington. Johnson lined to Grace. Henrich singled to right sending Stirnweiss to third; Di Maggio walked filling the bases. Keller fanned. Robinson walked, scoring Stirnweiss, and leaving the bases filled. Lindell flied to Grace. Three runs. # WASHINGTON — Guerra singled to center. Wade forced Guerra, Wight to Rizzuto. Coan grounded to Henrich, who stepped on first and then threw to Rizzuto to catch Wad* at second for a double play. N# runs.