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Anti-Tito Propaganda, Yugoslavia Charges iy the Associated Press BELGRADE, Sept. 25 —Official Yugoslav sources said today the Foreign Office had charged the United State information service had become a center for propa ganda against Yugoslavia and had asked the American Em- j bassy to close the service and the American reading room here. A formal foreign office note, the source said, accused the informa tion service of distributing bulletins against the Tito government in con travention of Yugoslavia's press laws. According to this source, the in formation service and the reading room had been operating under an agreement that called for the dis semination of cultural and educa tional information and news that Would further American-Yugoslav relations. Charges “Slanderous” Articles. The note, the source continued, as serted that not all the information given out was educational or cul tural and in specific instances was definitely anti-Yugoslav. The main objection, the in formant added, was to the distribu tion of two articles from the Los Angeles Examiner written by Eric L. Pridonoff, a former Embassy Commercial Attache, which were characterized by officials here as slanderous and “a grave insult to the people and the government.” Officials protested statements in the articles, it was said, that ped dlers of newspapers opposing the government were attacked and that Marshal Tito took orders from Moscow. Director Had Been Warned. The Yugoslav government, the in formant reported, several times had warned Richard Breese, director of the information service, that the agency's activities could lead only to “worsening of the relationship of the two countries.” The information service took ad vantage of a "mark of courtesy on our part,” the source quoted the Yugoslavs as saying, to turn the Yugoslav-sanctioned service into a propaganda center and “openly in cited the population to treason.” Mr. Breese, who also has been Embassy press attache, leaves for the United States today. E. Bige low Thompson, former OWI offi cial from Boston, will succeed him in both the Embassy and informa tion-service posts. STORM BREAKS SHIP’S BACK — Aground on the Goodwin sands in the English Channel, the American ship Helena Mod jeska lies broken in two after a severe gale lashed the southern coast of England. _AP Wirephoto. Navy Shuffles 8 Posts As Five Admirals Prepare to Retire By the Associated Press A shuffle of eight high command Navy posts and several retirements,! effective “within the next fewj months,’’ was announced last night j by Secretary of the Navy Forrestal The shifts involve: Vice Admiral W. H. P. Blandy, commander of the Bikini atom bomb tests, who will take over command of the 8th Fleet in December. Admiral John H. Towers, com- j mander in chief of the Pacific Fleet, j who will retire next February. Vice Admiral Louis E. Denfeld chief of naval personnel, w-ho will succeed Admiral Towers. Vice Admiral William M. Flech teler, former assistant commander of battleships and cruisers, Atlantic Fleet, who will take Admiral Den feld's old job. Vice Admiral Edward L. Cochrane, j chief of the Bureau of Ships, who in November will become chief of the Material Division, a post previ-, ously held by Admiral Ben Moreell,! who announced his retirement last week. Vice Admiral Earl W. Mills, deputy chief of the Bureau of Ships, who will move up to fill Admiral Cochrane's position. Admiral Fitch to Retire. Vice Admiral Aubrey W. Fitch, superintendent of the Annapolis Naval Academy, who will retire in January and be succeeded by Rear Admiral James L. Holloway, jr., now assistant chief of naval personnel. Vice Admiral Harold G. Bowen, chief of naval research, who will re tire in November and be succeeded by Commodore Paul F. Lee, now head of the ship-technical branch, Bureau of Ships. Rear Admiral Luis De Florez. Ad miral Bowen's deputy, who will re tire October 1. Vice Admiral Arthur S. Carpender, director of public relations, who will retire in November and be succeeded by Rear Admiral Felix L. Johnson, j now assistant chief of naval person nel. It was considered likely in Navy circles that Vice Admiral Denfeld will be promoted to admiral on tak ing Admiral Towers' job and that Rear Admiral Holloway will be raised to vice admiral and Commo dore Lee to rear admiral. Mentioned for Top Post. Admiral Denfeld has been men tioned frequently for the top job in the Navy, chief of naval opera tions, now filled by Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. Some Navy officers re garded Admiral Denfeld’s assign ment to the Pacific as a preliminary tour of sea duty, grooming him to . take over from Admiral Nimitz at the end of next year. Admiral Blandy's appointment raised considerable speculation at the Navy Department also. The 8th Fleet, his new command, is at present a paper force, having no ships. A Navy spokesman explained that it is a task fleet under the Atlantic Fleet commander. Admiral Marc A. Mitscher, and expands and contracts according to the as signments he gives it. Admiral Mitscher himself com ; manded the 8th Fleet, which then consisted of one carrier, for four months this year before tak ing over command of the Atlantic Fleet. In view of Admiral Blandy's successful carrying out of two atomic bomb tests in the Pacific this summer it was speculated that his appointment to the 8th Fleet was an interim one, pending an other big assignment. Admiral Towers, who was born in Rome. Ga.. is a pioneer naval aviator. He started flying in 1911 and in 1919 got the Navy Cross for trying a trans-Atlantic crossing in the seaplane NC-3. He failed, but FACE POWDER to give you thot "who-is she?" look. Women every l where soy "it agrees with \ my skin." In fashion-right shades, $1 and $2 sizes. by Now York • Pori* i the NC-4, one of the planes he commanded, got to Lisbon. Portu gal. He is the oldest living naval aviator. During the early part of the war he commanded the air force of the Pacific Fleet and later became dep uty commander in chief of the fleet. He will be 62. the official retire ment age, next January. Driver Held in Crash Involving Five Cars A motorist was due to appear in court today as the result of an acci dent which police said caused ap proximately $1,000 damage to five automobiles yesterday. Le Roy R. Moten. 34, of the first block of Fenton street N.E., was charged with driving while drunk. According to police, he w^as the driver of a car which struck a taxi cab operated by James P. Walker, 22, colored, 521 Florida avenue N.W., in the 1200 block of Eighth street N.W. Police said the cab careened into a parked car which rammed the vehicle ahead of it while Moten’s car proceeded 100 feet and struck another parked automobile, which. | in turn, hit another and sent it over the curb into a tree. The mishap added to the total which is balking the Capital s effort to overtake Milwaukee for first place in the national traffic safety contest for large cities. Washington now is second. Police Inspector Arthur E. Miller, in charge of traffic, said yesterday that the 209 accidents recorded here last week represented the year s high for a seven-day period. Danish Fishermen Report Detention by Russians By the Associated Press COPENHAGEN. Sept. 25—Crews of four Danish fishing cutters, re turning from the Baltic, reported today they had been intercepted off the German coast by Russian naval craft, taken ashore and detained for several days. The fishermen said they had run in close to the coast to avoid a storm and were trying to help a German cutter in distress when the Russians fired warning bursts from machine guns across their bows. Taken to Warnemuende, they were questioned, their vessels searched and "everything resembling weapons" thrown overboard by the Russians before they were released, the fisher men said. were without many essential items. Mr. Sheridan, who with other committee members visited numer-; ous United States military installs-1 tions throughout the world, added j "I could honestly say it was the! first time in my long attachment to; military affairs that I found an Army without shoe polish." He said he had reported these con ditions to Gen. Eisenhower during a recent conference. (In Seoul; Gen. Hodge said, “I have no comment whatso ever.”! SPANI/H PORTUGUESE English French ^beginners-adv pcommercial • shorthand-dictation -typing see phone ad i§ Schools 1340 N Y Ave. NA.371 7 Last wk to Enroll LAST WEEK TO ENROLL I SPANISH FRENCH-GERMAN The Berlitz Method Is Available Onlv at THE BERLITZ SCHOOL of LANGUAGES 83» 17th St. (mt Eye). NAtionsI 0270 Approved tor GI VETERAN TRAINING BRAKES RELINED 4 WHEELS COMPLETE AND FREE ADJUSTMENT BUICK SPECIAL PONTIAC OLDSMOBILE PACKARD-110 *12.45 Approved Testinr Machines GENERAL BRAKE SERVICE 903 N ST. N.W. Ml. 9803 CAB Authorizes Pact Of Airlines Reducing Fare to London by $50 By tho Associated Press You’ll soon be able to fly to Lon don $50 cheaper than the current $375 fare. The Civil Aeronautics Board last night approved that and a number of other new tariffs—a few of them; higher—worked out by agreement1 among the airlines. The CAB action thus marks an end to competitive rate making, i across the North Atlantic. The | agreement on a common scale be tween points was worked out in June at a meeting in New York of the North Atlantic Tariff Confer ence of the International Air Trans port Association. The three United States lines in volved are American Overseas Air lines. Pan American Airways and Transcontinental and Western Air. Here is a sample of the new rates and the old from New York to points overseas: New Destination Fare AOA PAA. TWA Newfoundland $104 *110 $04 $110 Shannon. Zrie $302 $334 $340 $344 London *325 $375 $375 Paris $.345 $375 Lisbon $331 $205 $375 <Fifteen per cent Federal tax is additional ) The differences in present fares results from Pan American's de termination to fix rates independ ently—a step which all but barred the airline from England last year and which led to considerable in ternational debate. Last night's approval runs only! until February 28, 1947. Before that date, IATA presum- j ably will reconsider the entire fare structure. There was no immediate indica tion when the new fares would be come effective. Sheridan Seeks Recall Of Gen. Hodge From Korea By the Associated Press PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 25.—Rep resentative Sheridan, Democrat, of Pennsylvania said the House Mili tary Affairs Committee has recom mended that Lt. Gen. John R. Hodge be relieved of his post as American: commander in Korea. The acting chairman of that com- J mlttee said in a radio interview last ! night that on a recent visit to ] Korea he found morale of American troops the "lowest" of any he ob served. In addition, he said. trooDs China Reds Reiterate Refusal to Talk Peace Until Fighting Stops By th« Associated Press NANKING, Sept. 25—Chinese Communists reiterated today that their peace negotiator would stay on the sidelines in Shanghai until a cease-fire order is issued in [China's civil war and armistice talks are arranged. Wang Ping-nan, Communist spokesman, said that either the [government or the United States negotiators must take the steps or Gen. Chou En-lai, head of the Com munist delegation, would stay in Shanghai. Wang insisted that either Gen. George C. Marshall, special Ameri can envoy, or Ambassador John Leighton Stuart could get a cease- i fire guarantee from Generalissimo j Chiang Kai-shek, and that the; Marshal bi-partisan military- com mittee then could agree on terms of a general armistice. The lattter committee Is made up of Gen. Marshall as chairman, Chou for the Communists and Gen. Hsu Yung-chang for the government. It has been inactive since June 30. The Communist hope Chiang will reconvene the Marshall Committee when the Generalissimo returns to Nanking shortly from the summer capital at Kuling. But the Communist spokesman emphasized that he believed the main impetus mast come from the ! American mediators. “If American support to the gov ernment is made contingent on peace, the United States would have the power to affect the situation for good.” he said. Named Tuberculosis Aide Miss Jeanne E. Wright, former staff member of the National Tuber culosis Association. 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Sept. 25 —A threat ened strike of Miami bus drivers was averted last night when the Miami Transit Co. and union lead ers reached an agreement on wage demands. A joint announcement said the company and union ‘have reached a temporary agreement whereby W. O. Frazier, president of the union, will recommend to his men that the buses operate.'’ Mr. Frazier, president of the Amalgamated Association of Street, Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employes of America, Local 1267, AFL, was to make his recommenda tion at a union meeting today. It was regarded as a virtual certainty that the union rank and file would follow his recommendation. R. D. Freeman, vice president and general manager of the transit com pany, had agreed to meet wage in crease demands of its employes for the next week while the city col lected additional information to de termine if a 1-cent increase in fares is justified. Fares are now 6 cents. 200 Chinese Killed In Sumatran Fighting ly the Associated Press BATAVIA, Java, Sept. 25— A Dutch army spokesman said today that fighting between Indonesian and Chinese forces still is going on at Bagansiapiapi, Sumatra, where at least 200 Chinese already have been killed. The spokesmn said the fighting broke out when the Indonesians de manded that the Chinese surrender their arms. An Indonesian army spokesman said talks with Allied headquarters concerning a Java-Sumatra truce would be renewed tomorrow. Untrue Wife Ordered To Return All of Veteran's Allotments By the Associated ?ress CLEVELAND. Sept. 25—The former wife of a wounded war veteran must pay him $1,120 she collected in monthly allowances and disability pension checks while he was in service. Common Pleas Judge Samuel H. Silbert so ordered yesterday in granting Norbert J. Anchulis, 32. a divorce from his 28-year old wife, Ruth, on grounds of adultery. 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