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S., Britain, France Join Russia to Bar Inquiry Into Claims BULLETIN PARIS (£•).—The three-day fight over reparations appar ently ended in committee late today when an Australian proposal to postpone all de mands, including Russia’s $1,000,000,000 bill against five former enemies, was beaten, 15 to 2. Earlier Russia, op posing the Australian pro posal, had told the confer ence that she considers repa rations ‘‘a cornerstone of the peace treaties” and that delay in a decision on the question would mean "postponing the Peace Conference.” By tf * Associated Press PARIS. Aug. 28.—The Big Four lined up solidly today against an Australian proposal for a special commission to investi gate reparations claims. Williard Thorp. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, outlined the stand of the United States on the Australian reparations proposition in the Economic Committee on the Balkans and Finland, and speakers from France and Britain concurred. Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov had fought the proposal for two days. Mr. Thorp, financial adviser to the American delegation, was sup ported by Herve Alphand, French foreign office spokesman. Glen ville Hall. British delegate, supported Mr. Thorp for the United Kingdom, bringing the Big Four solidly into line. Withdraws Amendment. Dr. E. Ronald Walker, Australian delegate, answered the Big Four lineup against creation of a repara tions commission by withdrawing the Australian amendment to the Romanian treaty, but reserved the right to bring up the proposal in discussions of other treaty drafts. Dr. Walker said he had never questioned the amount of $300,000, 000 agreed by the Big Four as Ro manian reparations to Russia, but considered the method of fixing war damage claims as "arbitrary.'' Mr. Molotov took the floor again today on the reparations commission; proposal and thanked the United States. France and Great Britain for their support of his stand. He launched into a long discourse, I declaring payment for war damage; was "of great importance" for the Soviet Union's reconstruction. He took occasion to declare rumors that Russia opposed the presence of the world press at conlerence debates were baseless. "We are happy to see press repre sentatives at our conferences and our commissions.” he said. “We snail be very happy if the point of view; of the Australian delegation and; that of the Soviet delegation would be submitted in full to public1 opinion.” Referring to an assertion by Mr., Walker that Australia favored repa rations but wanted further invest!-! gations, Mr. Molotov said "it’s like1 asking a friend to sit down with you and then pulling his chair out! from under him.” In the Italian Political Commis son, Giuseppe Saragat. president of (See~CONFERENCE,~Page~A-47) British Scour 2 Towns In Palestine for Arms iy the Associated Press JERUSALEM, Aug. 28.—Red-* bereted troops of the British 6th Airborne Division swept into the Jewish villages of Dorot and Ru-; hama in the Gaza district at dawn! today and began a search for arms.| Hie first official announcement! of the surprise raids did not disclose the number of troops involved or \ whether they had encountered any opposition. The two villages are located in Southwest Palestine. Both are com-! paratively new communal settle ments on the edge of the desert. While the raids were under wayj other British forces conducted an1 intensive search of the Bukharian! quarter in Jerusalem, occupied largely by Jews. This quarter figured in the news a month ago when irgun Zvai Leumi, Jewish un derground organization, held a kid naped British officer prisoner there until he escaped. Major League Games AMERICAN LEAGUE At Boston— Detroit. 000 0 — Boston ..... 000 — Batteries-Hutchinson and Tebbctt' Barria and 1. Warner. Chicago at Washington, 8:30 P.M. Cleveland at New York, 7:45 P.M. St. Louis at Philadelphia. 8 P.M. NATIONAL LEAGUE At Chicago— Brooklyn ... 200 0 — Chicago_ 000 — Batteries—Gre*» and Edwards: Schmitt and UriuiUa, At Cincinnati—First Game Boston . 002 002 1 — Cincinnati . 000 301 — Batteries—Sain and Masi; Vander Mecr and Mueller. At St. Louis—First Game New York ..0 — SL Louis 5 - Batteries—Trinkle Budnlch list) and Ceener; Beasley and Klntts. New York at St. Louis i Second t Game). 8:30 P.M. ‘ "Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 7:30 P.M. ' t 'Nobody's Damn Business/ Halsey Says of Cruise 'We'll Go Anywhere We Please' on High Seas, He Declares Admiral William F. (Bull) Halsey today answered a ques tion about current movements of United States warships by say ing: “It’s nobody's damned busi ness where we go. We will go anywhere we please.” The wartime commander of the Third Fleet, who has just returned from a good-will tour to South and Central America, was asked at a press conference what he thought about the freedom of operation of American warships in open waters, with particular reference to an im pending visit to Greece by the air craft carrier Franklin D. Roosevelt and other United States vessels. In making his reply, Admiral Hal jsey made it clear that he did not mean that American ships could in trude into the coastal waters of any foreign country, but that he defi nitely considered the high seas as “free.” The Moscow Radio charged Mon day that the Mediterranean cruise of an American task force was tied in ~(See HALSEYTPage A-2j Big Four Ministers Reported Set for Meeting Tomorrow Molotov and Bidault Said To Have Given Approval To Byrnes-Bevin Plan By Newbold Noyes, Jr. Star Staff Correspondent PARIS, Aug. 28.—A meeting of the Council of Big Four Foreign Ministers to discuss methods whereby the work of this mo lasses - slow Peace Conference may be speeded will take place tomorrow afternoon, it was | learned authoritatively today. American sources said Russian Foreign Minister Molotov and France's President Bidault had added their approval of the idea of Secretary’ of State Byrnes and Ernest Bevin. Britain's Foreign Minister. Although tne place of the meeting is as yet unspecified, it is believed it will be held at the Quai d’Orsay, French Foreign Office, rather than at the Luxembourg Palace, where the conference meets. Almost cer tainly, it will be closed to the press. Mr. Bevin is expected to return here from London this afternoon. It was he who proposed to Mr. Byrnes that the Foreign Ministers get together again. The proposal was made just before Mr. Bevin left the conference for the British capital last Saturday, an American source revealed. At that time. Mr. Byrnes is said to have agreed heartily that a Big Four huddle might be helpful. Mr. Bevin, it is said, promised to get in touch with the French and Russian repre sentatives, and there the matter rested. No Deviation From Policy. A spokesman for the American delegation stressed last night that Mr. Byrnes has in no waj; departed from his previous position that any meeting of the Big Four Ministers taking place during the conference should deal only w’ith substantive matters, not with procedural matters. He added, however, that the Sec retary of State is willing to discuss the question of what can be done to 1 SeeNO YES,Page~A-47) Italian rartisans I old To Lay Down Arms By th* Associated Press ROME, Aug. 28.—The National Committee of the Italian Partisans Organization appealed today to re volting units in the north to lay down their arms and seek their ‘rights’’ within the bounds of legality. At Asti, where the uprising started several days ago when a group of Partisans were dismissed from the local police force, the Partisans deeded the call, came down from their hill positions and were ac claimed by the townsfolk. Else where in Northern Italy, including Gen«e and Voghera. ferment con tinued, said Milan dispatches. Late News Bulletins Pasquel Bars Triplett MEXICO CITY (Jp—Jorge Pasquel, president of the Mex ican Baseball League, today ordered the Neuva Laredo club to withdraw its contract with Hooper Triplett, who had been signed on a one month basis. Triplett, for merly with the Columbus (Ga.) club of the South At lantic League, had been barred from American or ganized baseball for life on charges of betting against his own team. 168-Game Schedule Voted CHICAGO W. — American and National Leagues, meet ing in joint session, today adopted a 168-game schedule for 1947, starting April 15 and ending September 28. The owners also unanimously ap proved contractual reforms requested by players. (Earlier Story, Sports Section.)' U. N. Delegates Clash on Greece And Ukraine Question Set Aside To Meet Deadline On Memberships TURMOIL OVER PLEBISCITE in creased by Soviet envoy's move to quit Greece. Page A-6 By th« Associated Press LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y„ Aug. 28.—Great Britain and the Neth erlands fought briefly with So ! viet Russia in the United Nations j Security Council today over the ! valadity of Soviet Ukrainian charges against Greece, but the Council turned to the question of new members of the U. N. : without a decision on the | Ukrainian case. j The United States proposed that ! the Council recommend the ad mission of eight applicants and it was joined by Trygve Lie, secretary general of the U. N„ and Brazil. Mexico and Egypt. The Council then adjourned until 2 p.m. Siam asked that its application be postponed temporarily. The Council started its first'ses sion in a converted war factory with a call by its president for co-opera tion and with an immediately en suing fight over the Ukrainian case. The Ukranian Complaint. The Ukranian complaint charged Greece with attempting to foment war with her neighbor, Albania, and called on the Council to act "with out delay to eliminate this threat to peace." It said that the holding of Greece's referendum on the return of the monarchy, scheduled for Sun day, while British troops remained in the country would be contrary u the war aims of the Allies. Dr. Oscar Lange of Poland. Coun cil president, reminded the arguing delegates that the Council must meet a deadline tomorrow on the applications of eight nations for membership in the U. N. The dele gates then agreed to hold the Ukrainian item on the provisional agenda in suspense until the mem bership question was concluded. Andrei A. Gromyko, Soviet dele gate. protested against an attempt i by Britain and the Netherlands to block the consideration of the Ukraine charges. Britain and the Netherlands i joined forces at the outset of the meeting, with Dr. Eelco N. Van Kleffens, Holland delegate con demning the Ukraine chargee as "unsubstantiated accusations’* against two U. N. members. Delay on sum. As the Council' turned to the question of new members Dr. Lange read a letter from Siam which had just been handed to him ask ing that the Siamese application be held up until the Siamese-French Indo-China territorial controversy had been settled. France had in dicated in committee meetings that she would oppose the admission of Siam at present. Herschel V. Johnson. United States delegate, proposed that the Council recommend the admission of all eight remaining applicant states. “If the United Nations is to be successful, no state can be left out of it any longer than necessary,” he said. Mr. Johnson's resolution listed the applicants as Albania, the Mon golian People’s Republic, Afghan istan, Transjordan, Ireland, Portu gal, Iceland and Sweden. Lie Supports Move. Trygve Lie, United Nations secre ! tary general, also supported the ad mission of all eight applicants. He said that the United Nations had made only one single exception for admission—that of Spain. Dr. Pedro Leao Velloso, Brazilian delegate, immediately seconded Mr. Johnson's proposal. "Universality is one of the princi ples of the United Nations,” Mr. Velloso said. Luis Padilla Nervo, Mexican dele gate, told the Council that “we have been of the opinion that the United Nations should eventually include all of the states.” Mr. Nervo said it has not been proved that any applicant states do not satisfy the provisions of the United Nations Charter. « Plunge Into Controversy. Plunging into controversy over adoption of the agenda shortly after meeting in their large council chamber ina converted war factory, the delegates heard Dr. Van Kleffens say that the Council must not be come a “sounding board.” "Such superficial presentation as we have before is not enough,” he said. Sir Alexander Cadogan. of Great Britain followed Dr. Van Kleffens with the statement that no attempt had been made to substantiate the Ukraine charges against Britain and Greece. Commenting that the same case had been brought up in London last (See U. N„ Page A^4 > Reinforcements Army Due to Vacate 780,C J Square Feet Of Building Space One of Three Structures Will Be Returned to Original Owners Almost 400,000 square feet of office space in buildings at 2 New York avenue N.W., 300 I street; N.W. and 801 Channing place j N.E., in addition to another 380, 000 square feet of space at Gravelly Point, will be vacated within the next few weeks by 1 the War Department. All three of the buildings were I privately owned, but only one of j ; them will be returned Immediately j I to the original owner, a Public j Buildings Administration official; said today. The Veterans' Administration will take over the Channing place and i I street office space. The New York 1 avenue property will be given back to its owner as soon as the War De partment moves out. Approximately 4,000 employes al-; ; ready have been moved from the Munitions Building to the Pentagon, officials said today, and another 3,400 from that building and others will make a similar change in office 1 quarters before November 1. Moves from the Munitions Building have made 112.000 square feet available! : to the Public Buildings Administra-1 ! tion, and this also will be given! ; to the Veterans’ Administration. Commendation for Plan. Several sections of the adjutant general's office are still in the Mu nitions Building, as are the War Department Board of Contract Ap peals, chief of finance. Discharge Review Board, Army Headquarters Command and mast officials and employes of the provost marshal’s office. Capt. John S. Oppenheimer, spokesman for the War Department in the “evacuation program,” said i the department has received a com i mendation from the Public Build ! ings Administration because of the fast and efficient operation of the i plan. He said the scheduled transfers | to the Pentagon between now and the end of October will not put an undue strain on the building be cause the Army Ground Forces or ganization is due to leave the Penta gon October 1 for Fort Monroe, Va. At present there are about 28.000 employes in the Pentagon, which has a capacity of about 32.000. Million Square Feet Evacuated. The Triangle Building at 2 New York avenue N.W., and those on I street and Channing place now are used as miscellaneous War Depart ment offices, mostly for clerical work. The War Department, a few days ago, turned over to the Public Build ings Administration about 50,000 square feet of space in building T-7 at Gravelly Point. It expects to eva cuate the remaining 380,000 square feet "very soon.” Since January 1, Capt. Oppen heimer reported, the War Depart ment has evacuated more than 1, 000.000 square feet of building space in Washington. Berry Leaves Romania BUCHAREST, Aug. 28 (£»>.—Bur ton Y. Berry, American political representative in Romania, left today for Paris to confer with Secretary of State Byrnes and then proceed to Washington. Remains of Five Downed Flyers I Delivered to U. S. by Yugoslavs I *y »h» Associated Press BELGRADE, Yugoslavia, Aug. 28.—Five containers holding the remains of American flyers who died August 19 when Yugoslav fighter planes destroyed their unarmed United States Army transport were moved today across the Morgan Line under a Yugoslav guard of honor. The remains were taken from Ljublpana to the frontier town of Avlzza, near headquarters of the United States 88th Division, and de livered to American military au thorities. The Morgan Line divides American-British and Yugoslav oc cupation forces in the disputed Venezia Giulia area of Italy. All the crew of the C-47 trans port was killed. For several days, hope had been held for tha flfth 1 member of the crew because con flicting stories that one or two para chutes had been seen floating from the plane. It was the second United States Army transport downed in Yugoslavia this month. American Ambassador Richard C. Patterson accompanied the remains. The convoy left Ljubljana before noon to hand the remains over of ficially to Maj. Gen. Bryant C. Moore, commander of the 88th Divi sion, main American occupation force in the disputed zone. Both planes had been downed over Yugoslavia while flying the Udine-Vienna run. C-47 transports were taken off the run after the second plane was shot down and re cently a Plying Portress, its machine guns loaded and uncovered, made the flight both ways. Lt. Col. Chester M. Stratton, assistant American military attache, (See FLYERS, Page Aft.i Athens Ballot Battle Stemmed From Deep-Seated Differences Veterans Ousted Machine in Power Since 1936, but Real Split Goes Back to '60s Newspaper readers on August 2 had an uncomfortable feeling that anything can happen here. In Athens. Tenn., 22 persons were wounded when former servicemen who had conducted a political campaign for county offices forced the incumbents to surrender the ballot boxes and concede the election by laying siege to the jail with machine guns and dynamite. The Star sent one of its reporters to Tennessee to get the story behind the riot. By George Kennedy Athens is a city of 9,000 population in Eastern Tennessee, lying halfway between Knoxville and Chattanooga <57 miles each way). It is the seat of McMinn County, which has a population of about 30.000. The names in the telephone book are Irish. Scotch and English. McMinn County lies in the Sweetwater Valley, a lush dairy country with herds of very contented looking purebred Jersey cows grazing its green meadows. The Great Smokies on the North Carolina border are about 75 miles east. The Cum berland hills are about the same distance west. The Tennessee River on its way south from Knoxville to Chattanooga flows west or MCMinn. In stores and buildings Athens is similar to towns of the same size in New York and Pennsylvania. It has several small industries, a woolen mill, stove foundries, a plow works and two furniture factories. Its courthouse, with mansard roof and a clock in its lantern tower rising above the surrounding maples, is the center of a square surrounded by stores. Smith’s Clothing Co. windows are showing brogue oxfords “as advertised in Esquire and Life.’’ The $60 brown box coat cut on man nish lines shown in Kestron’s Ladies’ Wear Shop would look smart at the Warrenton hunts. The letters WLAR in large neon tubing are on the [front of the radio station. Local option allows sale of beer only and local sentiment is very dry, but Glenn Horton's jewelry shop is showing a decanter, old-fashioned cocktail glasses and highball glasses with swizzle sticks—all in modern istic glass. The well-dressed countryman, in town to shop, or local citizen, out to talk on the street corners, wears freshly laundered overalls. The men sit on the benches or on the grass in the maple shade. On the Satur day morning of my arrival a colored (Continued on Page-A-3TColumn 2) Surplus Probers Find ! No Serious Error in Radio Junk Sale Army Use of Bulldozer To Destroy Big Pile of Parts Is Criticized PLANES THAT COST nearly 4 bil- j lion bring 3'2 million. Page A-6 Army officers who permitted four carloads of wartime radio and radar equipment to be sold at give-away prices at Warner Robins Air Force Depot. Macon. Ga., were not guilty of any seri ous error of judgment, the House Surplus Property Committee re ported today. At the same time, the committee denounced as “indefensible” the use of a bulldozer at the airfield to destroy partially a huge pile of surplus material, and added that many usable items were lost through rough handling, such as loading them on freight cars with cranes. The conclusions announced today confirm opinions given The Star by committee members after hearings at Atlanta, August, 19, on charges that the Army was wasting surplus property. Not Seriously at Fault. "Based on the testimony given at this hearing,” said the statement issued by Hugh D. Wise, jc., com mittee counsel, "and particularly in view of the screenings made of the material, the committee does not believe the military authorities at Warner Robins Air Materiel Area were seriously at fault in the exer cise of judgment which led to the decision to sell this property as scrap.” The Atlanta hearings were or dered by Chairman Slaughter, Dem ocrat. of Missouri after the Atlanta Journal charged that usable or re pairable radjo and radaw equipment had been found in the junk yard of the Atlanta Steel & Supply Co., a scrap metal concern, which had bought the surplus from the Army at a price of $12.88 a 100 pounds. One amateur radio operator testi fied he had bought two $4,000 air tp-grouad liaison radio transmitters for $6 apiece, frcm the junk dealer, but this was countered later at the hearing by testimony by responsible Army officers and engineers. They contended the particular transmit ters involved were produced by con tractors at costs ranging from $1,200 to $1,500 instead of $4,000, and that on sale as surplus the highest price ever obtained was $750 and that this gradually had dwindled down to a mere $30. The report recalled that a story in an Atlanta paper in July had (See" SURPLUS 7 Page AlT) OPA Asked fo Grant New 6% Price Rise In U. S. Cafeterias Director Cites Operating Deficit of $244,942, Denies 35% Boost By Joseph Young Claiming an operating deficit of $244,942 so far this year, Gov ernment Services, Inc., has ap plied to the OPA for permission to increase its prices another 6 per cent in the 52 Government cafeterias it operates, it was learned today. Capt. Frank W. Hoover, director ol the non-profit organization which serves an estimated 200,000 Federal employes daily, told The Star tht 6 per cent rise is needed if the com pany hoped to “break even” in its operation. The United Public Workers ol America, CIO, has charged thal Government Services already has raised its prices by 35 per cent dur ing the last few weeks. This was denied by Capt. Hoover, who said the increased revenue as a result ol (See CAFETERIAS, Page A-6.» Anderson Increases Ceilingson Livestock, Overriding Porter OPA Adds 200 Agents To Crack Nation-Wide Auto Black Market Probe Shows New Cars Selling for 100 Per Cent j Over Ceiling Prices By fh# Associated Pross OPA is bolstering its automo bile price enforcement staff with 200 additional agents in a drive to crack down on what an official i described as a “Nation-wide black market” in motor car sales. Disclosing this today. William E. Remy of the agency's auto enforce ment branch said. “There is no par ticular place where violations of price ceilings are not going on.” With the 200 additional agents the OPA will have 600 In the field. Investigations to date. Mr. Remyi said, have turned up such things as these: 1. Some new cars have been sold as high as 100 per cent or between $1,500 and $1,600 above OPA estab : lished price levels. In the majority ; of such sales, however, the average illegal price ranged between $400 and $500 above the OPA top. 20 Per Cent of Dealers Violate Rules. 2. In cases investigated. “One out of every five dealers turned out to be violating price regulations.” Mr. Remy emphasized, however,! that “a good portion of the regular franchised dealers and a majority! of the established used car dealers! are not violating price ceilings.” Alleged organized black market ] rings such as those uncovered sev-1 eral weeks ago in the Midwest and last week at Leesviljp, S. C.. Mr.: Remy declared, account for a “rela tively small portion” of the black market activities throughout the 'Nation. i New England Market Probed. He explained OPA believes a ma jority of price violations are carried on throughout the Nation by "regu lar dealers who give very low trade-in prices on old cars and who take ektra\money on the side." OPA enforcement agents an nounced at Leesville they had smashed a *100.000,000 black market car ring with the arrest of six men. New and used cars were being sold at over-ceiling prices at an open-air sale, the agents said. In Boston, William B. Sleigh, jr.. regional OPA enforcement officer, said today an undercover investiga tion of the automobile black market in the New England area disclosed: the “same pattern" as the operations j at Leesville. Mr. Sleigh said "the ring is be-i lieved operating southward from Boston into Rhode Island and north from Boston into Maine, New Hamp shire and Vermont. Prices for 1946 automobiles, he: said, range up to *2,600, in some cases *1,000 over ceiling prices. Announcing that OPA will bring “license suspension suits” to close businesses of such dealers. Mr. Sleigh said that OPA now has 10 criminal ; cases pending in New England; against over-ceiling automobile vio-: lators. | He added that "no action will be taken against the purchasers of; over-ceiling autos," and that buyers’ of new cars are being asked to report ; to OPA details of their purchases. 10,000 Punjab Troops Reach Basra, Reds Report By th» Aiiociat.d Prass LONDON, Aug. 28.—The Soviet news agency Tass carried a Teheran report today that "a fully-armed. 10,000-strong. Punjab division” had arrived in Basra, Iraq port near the Khuzistan oil field of Southern Iran. The British War Office, which has not disclosed the number of Indian troops recently ordered to Basra, refused comment. "British officers in Basra openly said that they have been sent to occupy Khuzistan,” the Tass dis patch said. "Large quantities of arms are ar riving continuously for Arabs, among whom intensive work is be ing carried on in preparation for an uprising aimed at founding an ‘independent’ Khuzistan.” NLRB Orders Company to Stop Forcing Labor Views on Staff The National Labor Relations Board ruled today that it is an un fair labor practice for a company to call its employes into meeting and hold it “captive” while express ing its labor views at the time of a collective bargaining election. In a 2-to-l decision the board ordered Clark Brothers, Inc., of Olean, N. Y., to “cease and desist” from compelling employes to listen to speeches on their right to self organization. The unprecedented ruling affirmed a trial examiner's report that the company had called such a meet ing an hour before an NLRB elec tion by the United jAuto Workers (CIO) at the plant last year. The majority opinion said it was clear “the form, content, volume and concentration of the company’s campaign propaganda was designed to go beyond mere persuasion and to achieve a restraining and coer cive effect on its employes’ free ex pression of their organizational will.” “The compulsory audience was not, as the record shows, the only avenue available to the company for con veying to its employes its opinion on self organization,” the ruling con tinued. “It was not |a inseparable part of the speech mI more than might be the act o^B speaker in holding physically the person whom he addresses in order to assure his attention. “The law may and does prevent such a use of force without denying the right to speak. Similarly we must perform our function of pro tecting employes against that use of the employer’s economic power which is inherent in his ability to control their actions during work ing hours.” | The majority opinion was signed by Chairman Paul M. Herzog and John M. Houston. Member Gerard D. Reilly recommended that the case be dismissed. After the trial examiner's report, Clark Brothers appealed on the ground it was only exercising "free dom of speech.” In its decision announced today, the NLRB invoked no penalties on the company but ordered it to cease: and desist from engaging in sur veillance and from enforcing a rule prohibiting union solicitation on the employe’s own time. The company is entitled to take the case to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. The employes selected the Em ployes’ Association, Inc. (Confeder ated Unions of America! over the UAW by a vote of 617 to 261 in a third election held AjJ^l 9. Pork to Cost 3 Cents A Pound More, W^th 6-Cent Rise for Beef By Malcolm Lamborne, Jr. Secretary of Agriculture An derson, overriding Price Admin istrator Porter, today directed new ceiling prices for livestock, which a department spokesman said would increase the retail prk r of most pork cuts about 3 cents a pound over old ceilings and about 6 cents for beef. Ending a deadlock which had forced Stabilization Director Steel man to take a hand in the dispute, Mr. Anderson, in a statement, an nounced the new prices which he said were necessary to maintain pro duction and to carry out "what the department regards as a clear man date from the Congress." An OPA official said Mr. Porter had no comment, but that the agen cy had no recourse but to place the ceilings into effect. Mr. Porter has strongly opposed livestock ceilings any higher than those prevailing when price control lapsed June 30. Retail Ceiling Date in Doubt. Todays action left up in the air. at least temporarily, the effective date of retail meat ceilings origin ally scheduled by OPA to go into ef fect September 9. The Anderson statement quoted the new Price Con trol Act to the effect that the Price Administrator must make adjust ments within 10 days after receipt of any recommendation by the Sec retary of Agriculture. Asked by reporters if the an nouncement meant an agreement had been reached between the two agencies, the spokesman said: ‘‘I have no knowledge of any agreement with OPA.” Specifically, Mr. Anderson recom mended to OPA that the ceiling price on hogs, Chicago basis, be *16.25 for 100 pounds. The June 30 ceiling was *14.85. The ceiling for cattle, Chicago basis, was set at *20.25, as against *18 for 100 pounds under the old ceiling. In addition, ceiling on dressed lamb should reflect about *19 for 100 pounds, the Secretary said. There was no ceiling on live lambs before June 30. Action Clearly on Order. While Mr. Anderson's statement said the prices had been recom mended to OPA. officials in the de partment conceded that today's ac tion was clearly an order, based on the department's interpretation of the law. The statement declared: “The Congress of the United States, when it passed the Price Con trol Extension Act of 1946. made clear its intent in these words: 'It is hereby declared to be the policy of the Congress that the Office of Price Administration and other agencies of the Government shall use their price, subsidy and other powers to promote the earliest practicable bal ance between production and the demand of commodities under their control.’ ” The statement further pointed out that Congress had stipulated that when the Secretary determines that maximum prices on agricultural commodities which are scarce are impeding production, the Secretary may recommend to the price admin istrator such adjustments and max imum prices as the Secretary deter mines to be necessary to attain es sential production. Warns of High Slaughter Rate. Mr. Anderson said that in view of the findings of the Decontrol Board that meat supplies will con tinue to be in short supply in rela tion to demand at reasonable prices, “it is the decision of the department that if ceilings are restored at the June 30 levels such an action will impede obtaining the necessary production of livestock and meat.” Mr. Anderson warned of a high rate of slaughter of unfinished cattle and hogs, and said that this “rapid liquidation (of livestocki is already alarming.” He added that if continued “it can well be dis astrous.” In conclusion the statement de clared the department “can not do otherwise than take at face value the declaration of decontrol policies (See PRICES. Paage A-6.) Carmelite Head Killed In Texas Auto Crash Four persons, including the inter national head of the Carmelite Order, and two other Carmelite priests were killed in the head-on collision of two automobiles near Alanreed. Tex., late yesterday, it was learned here today. The Very Rev. Peter Thomas Sioli, O. C. D.. superior general of the international Discalced-Carmel ite Order, and his secretary, Father John Batista of Rome, Italy, died in the Shamrock <Tex.) Hospital of injuries. The provincial of the Oklahoma province of the order. Father Joseph V. Cantavella. was killed instantly. Also killed was Cono Marino, 43, of New York, who was a passenger in the other car, occupied by his brother, the Rev. Antonio Marino, 41, a Baptist minister of Mount Vernon. N. Y.. and the pastor’s wife and son. The Rev. Mr. Marino and his family were injured and are in the Shamrock Hospital, according to the report received here by the Carmelite Monastery. Father Sioli came to the United States from Rome several weeks ago for an official visit to the Carmelite orders here and in Mexico. The Catholic Church officials were en route from their principal house in Oklahoma City to Santa Fe. N. Mex. They were to go later to San An tonio, then to Mexico. Father Sioli visited the-Washing ton monastery last month, leaving July 31 for the Soy ^J|estern trip.