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With Medical Staff of Mount Alto Hospital Appointment of 26 senior consult ants and 22 attending surgeons to serve with the medical staff of Mount Alto Hospital this year was announced today by the Veterans’ Administration. The physicians were recommended by the Washington Deans’ Commit tee and Dr. Charles M. Griffith, manager of the Veterans’ Hospital. Functions of the committee, com posed of leaders at District med ical schools, are to set medical and training standards and to recom mend consultant, resident and at tending doctors. The senior consultants and their specialties include: Surgery—Dr. Robert J. Coffey and Dr. Daniel L. Borden, general sur gery: Dr. O. H. Fulcher and Dr. J. W.'Watts, neurosurgery: Dr. C. L. Hall and Dr. Edward Larkin, ortho pedic surgery; Dr. W. C. Miloy, plastic surgery; Dr. F. A. Reuter, Dr. W. P. Herbst and Dr. C. P. Howze, urology; Dr. Edgar W. Davis and Dr. R. K. Holingsworth, tho racic surgery; Dr. D. B. Moffett and Dr. D. S. Knowlton, otorhinolaryn gology; Dr. S. Bockoven, Dr. Edward Cummings and Dr. V. Simpson, oph thalmology, and Dr. H. S. R. McNitt and Dr. J. F. Crowley, gynecology. Internal medicine — Dr. RQy Adams, Dr. Clayton B. Ethridge, Dr. Worth Daniels and Dr. Hugh H. Hussey. Clinical laboratory—Dr. Charles Geshickter and Dr. Roger Choisser. Bacteriology—Dr. Leland Parr. Radiology—Dr. Fred Coe. The new attending physicians and their specialties are: Surgery—Dr. Thomas Bradley, Dr. G. A. Resta, Dr. W. S. McCune, Dr. W. Atkinson, Dr. C. D. Briggs and Dr. R. L. Jackson, general sur gery; Dr. J. K. Cromer and Dr. S. W. Hawken, gynecology; Dr. L. T. Peterson and Dr. R. J. O’Donnell, orthopedic surgery; Dr. H. V. Riz zoli, neurosurgery, and Dr. W. D. Jarman, urology. Internal medicine—Dr. Aloysius Connolly, Dr. Paul R. Wilner, Dr. J. Lawn Thompson, Dr. Joseph J. Wal lace, Dr. W. T. Gibb, jr„ Dr. Clar ence Hartman and Dr. Robert Sto lar. Physical medicine—Dr. Robert F. Dow. Neurology—Dr. Paul Chodoff. Dr. Louis K. Alpert. will be a part time specialist for internal medi cine. . Taxi Driver Convicted In Drunken Driving Case Pronounced guilty of driving while drunk for a distance of 15 feet backward in an alley, a local taxi cab driver is slated to hear his sentence next Wednesday in Municipal Court. A jury returned the verdict yes terday after more than three hours’ deliberation on the charge against Garford M. Smith, 42, colored, of the 5000 block of Lee street N.E. Police Pvts. C. L. Eilert and J. W. Eschbacher of No. 2 Precinct testi fied during the trial that Smith had approached them on foot as they were writing a ticket for his cab, illegally parked in an alley in the 1200 block of North Capitol street last September. They said Smith, instead of answering questions, en _ tered the cab and started to back it up._ 2 Baltimore Men Get Terms in Car Tampering Two Baltimore men today began serving maximum sentences for tampering with automobiles here last Wednesday. Given a total of $300 or 90 days each on charges they had tampered with ‘ two cars parked in the first block of Massachusetts avenue N.W., Roscoe*Mayer and Charles E. Ford, both 23 and colored, were unable to pay the fine yesterday. Police told Traffic Court Judge George D. Neilson the men had been observed examining parked cars in the vicinity for about an hour be fore their arrest._ College's Union Jack Is Flown by Mistake By the Associated Press LAWRENCE, Kans.—The British flag waved merrily atop Fraser Hall at the University of Kansas, leading to speculation a distinguished Eng lish visitor was on the campus. . But it soon came down. „ A new janitor, told the university flag was "a big red and blue” one, had run up the Union Jack by mis take. Weather Report District of C o 1 u m b i a—Mostly sunny, but cold and windy, with highest temperature near 34 this afternoon. Clear and continued cold and windy tonight and tomor row. Lowest tonight about 20 in the city and 15 in the suburbs. Virginia—Partly coludy, cold and windy, with occasional light snow in Southwest portion this afternoon. F£ir and continued cold and windy tonight and tomorrow. ‘.Maryland—Partly cloudly, con tihued cold and windy, with snow flurries in the mountains, this after noon tonight and tomorrow. Wind velocity 30 miles per hour; direction West Northwest. River Report. (From the United States Engineer*.) .Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers clear at- Harpers Ferry. Temperature and Humidity. (Readings at Washington National Airport.) Temperature Humidity Yesterday— DegMes. Per Cent Noon _ 29 58 4 p m. _ 33 44 | p m _ 28 84 Midnight_ 25 57 Today— • 8 a.m. __ 22 52 10 a.m._ 26 53 Record Temperatures This Tear. Highest, 73. on January 30. Lowest, 7, on February 5. Tide Tables. (Furnished by United States Coast and Geodetic Survey.) Today. Tomorrow High _ 8:50 am. 9:31 a.m Low _ 3:27 a m. 4:00 a m High _ P:14p.m. 9:50 p.m Low _ 3:45 p.m. 4:21 p.m The Sun and Moon. Rises. Sets. Sun, today _ 6:50 5:53 Sun. tomorrow -6:49 5:54 Moon, today _ 8:01a.m. 7:35 p.m Automobile lights must be turned on one hall hour after sunset. Precipitation. Monthly precipitation in inches in th< Capital (current month to date): Month. 1947. Average. Record January___ 3 81 3.55 7.83 '3t FeSruary_ 1.27 3.37 6.84 'S' Match _ 3.(5 8.84 *91 Apttl _ 3.27 9.13 '8! Mjy _ 3.70 10.69 '8! Jum _■_— 4.13 10.94 ’0( July ..._ — 4.71 11.06 '41 August _——_ 4.01 1441 ’2! BeSembee -.- 3.24 17.45 ,’3; October - 2.84 S.8l 3. wovember _ 2.3, ^,18 7 December_— 3.3w <-56 Oi UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT HONORED—The Cosmopolitan Club yesterday presented Its distin guished service medal to Dr. Cloyd Heck Marvin, George Washington University president. Left to right: Dr. Edwin H. Silver, president of the Cosmopolitan Club; Secretary of War Patterson, Dr. Marvin and John Reilly, chairman of the club’s Medal Committee. The medal was for “use ful and unselfish” community service during 1946. —Star Staff Photo. U. S. News Service to French Found of Marked Poor Quality By Constantine Brown Star Foreign Affairs Analyst PARIS, (By Mail).—The United States Government maintains a large and handsome office in Paris to provide the French people with information of all kinds about America and its institutions. Questions about American schools and scientific and cultural develop ment can be answered from a li brary well-filled with the latest American books and periodicals. Attached to Ifie embassy is an organization which issues “impor tant” news items from the United States five times a week. It also puts out an 8-page weekly bulletin on some specific topic which is be lieved to be of vital interest to French readers. In charge of this office is Douglas Schneider, a personable gentleman who is a professor by occupation. Until he was placed in charge of this office by Assistant Secretary of State William D. Benton he had little or no direct contact with the American press. During my three weeks in this city I have become alarmed at the poor quality and small quantity of news from and about America. I called on an old friend, now editor of a sizable newspaper. Why did he not use the daily bulletins of the United States Information Service? I in quired. He replied that nothing worth while could be expected when the bulletins are offered free of chRr^c. Tries Sample of U. S. News. I tried to defend the news service, and told him he had a misconcep tion about it. The United States, which had spent billions for lend lease and UNRRA, I said, now is providing real news free of charge. The editor appeared to be im pressed and fished out of the waste basket an envelope, opened it and read for a few minutes before toss ing it over to me with an exclama tion. It was a product of Mr. Ben ton’s cultural affairs office in Washington, which Prof. Schneider had multigraphed in thousands of copies. Here was the day’s budget of news from the United States: Foreign diplomats greet James F. Byrnes as he leaves the office of 1 Secretary of State: united Nations news; the State Department pub 1 lishes the text of the Versailles treaty discussions; comments in the American press on speeches by Mr. Byrnes and Senator Vandenberg at Cleveland; biographical data about Dr. Walter Laves, assistant chief of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (372 words); civil aviation in the United States; price movements; tire production; automobile exports; grain exportation; labor unions ask for portal-to-portal pay; and sal aries and prices in the United States (the Nathan report to the CIO). The piece de resistance was the world-shaking information that the United Automobile Workers (CIO) ‘‘which during the war had become one of the most important labor unions in America, seems to be re gaining strength with a member ship of 819,000 members now as against only 566,000 in June, 1946.” Other Bulletins Similar. Other bulletins were not much different: a press conference at the White House; American foreign trade in 1946; Secretary of Agricul ture Anderson’s views on the prob lems of American farmers; life in the New World in 1585, according to the paintings of two artists; the United Nations’ fight against prosti tution and crime; parcel post dou bled in volume; and the mysteries of the microcosmic universe and of microcosmic particles. The weekly bulletins, which are printed, not multigraphed, by Mr. Benton’s office, provide greater scope, since they deal with a single subject. On October 17, 1946, the bulletin went deeply into the theory and philosophy of the division of labor according to the doctrine of H. L. Nunn. In November it dis cussed European postwar problems at similar length. On January 15 it dealt with the American post, telegraph and telephone systems from colonial days to the present. Although the United Nations has its own public gelations and propa ganda service, much space is de voted by this American information, service to putting out U. N. news. Nehru DeniesDoubting Wavell's Sincerity Sy the Associated Press NEW DELHI, Feb. 22—Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, chief minister of India’s interim government and leader of the Hindu-dominated Con gress Party, said today he “never doubted Lord Wavell’s sincerity and desire to serve India’s interests. His statement was issued with re gard to what he called an “unjust” report, carried by the Associated Press, on his relations with Lord Wavell, who is being replaced as viceroy by Admiral Lord Mountbat ten. The report to which Mr. Nehru referred quoted a New Delhi source close to Hr. Nehru as saying the Congress Party leader had been known to consider Lord Wavell as an obstacle to settlement of the Congress Party differences with the Moslem League. This source said Mr. Nehru's associates objected to what they called Lord Wavell’s in triguing. Mr. Nehru’s statement said: “A news agency report purporting to emanate from a source close to me is unjust both to Lord Wavell and to me. “What I am concerned about especially, however, are the refer ences to Lord Wavell and to Lord Mountbatten. There have been dif ferences of opinion during past months, but I have never doubted Lord Wavell’s sincerity and desire to serve India’s interests. He car ried a heavy burden and has worked hard. I have a high regard for jhim and I shall be sorry in many I ways to part with him.” /Frontier Town' Seen By Court in Shooting The shooting and wounding last summer of a restaurant proprietor yesterday prompted Justice Alexan der Holtzoff, of District Court, to comment the defendant must.have thought he was in a “frontier town.” Justice Holtzoff then sentenced John E. Kubis, 34, of the 600 block of Seventh street N.E., to serve from six months to six years on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon, to which the defendant had pleaded guilty. Kubis' victim, Gus Mandes, pro prietor of a restaurant in the 300 block of Ninth street N.W., reparted Kubis shot him twice after appar ently becoming angered because Mr. Mandes would not sell him a drink. Capt. Buracker Gets Massachusetts Post Special Dispatch to Tho Star LURAY, Va.. Feb. 22.—Word has i been received here of the appoint ment of Capt. William H. Buracker, ; U. S. N„ former Luray resident, as commissioner of publiq works in Massachusetts. Capt. Buracker was commander of the aircraft carrier Princeton which succombed to a sneak Japa nese attack off the Phillipines In 11944. Only800 Now in Prison For Draft Violations By tho Associated Pr«» President Truman’s Amnesty Board reported yesterday that of 13,000 men sent to prison for violating the draft law, fewer than 800 remain be hind bars. There are “only 12 conscientious objectors among that number,” the board added. The board, set up to consider the cases of all persons convicted of violating the Selective Service Act, said it had embarked on a study “to determine policy” in the various types of violations. A statement issued at the end of a four-day closed session announced that the board had taken testi mony during the past week from about 40 witnesses. They included Army officials, Leonard Lazarus, representing the National Service Eoard of Religious Objectors; Ernest Angel of the American Civil Lib erties Union, and spokesmen for other religious, social, labor and veterans’ groups. Owen J. Roberts, retired Supreme Court justice, is chairman of the Amnesty Board. Yesterday's statement noted that out of approximately 20,000,000 per sons processed by selective service, some 16.000 were prosecuted for Se lective Service Act violations. Of these about 3,000 were fined oi granted probation and about 13.00C were sent to prison. Numerous conscientious objectors were excused from military service by their draft boards under the draft law. Police Civil Service Tests To Await Cost Probe In investigation of the cost of civil service examinations for pro motion of police officers here has caused indefinite postponement of tests originally scheduled to be held in April. The probe, announced yesterday by Acting Supt. of Police Walter H. Thomas, was instigated by Repre sentative Horan, Republican, of Washington, chairman of the House District Appropriations Subcom mittee. Until the investigation is completed, no examination date will be set. The delay order came as 500 po licemen eligible for promotion were preparing for the examinations. Moscow Press Assails Britain's Broadcasts ly *k» Aisociatsd Pr«« MOSCOW, Feb. 22—The news paper Culture and Life today ac cused the British Broadcasting Co. in its Russian-language broadcasts of “shuffling the facts" and giving false information under the guise i of objective reporting. This was the first discussion in the Russian press of BBC's daily , short-wave broadcasts to Russia, under way about a year. There has been no comment on American broadcasts instituted last Monday. Georgia Negroes Seek Fund for Court Fight On White Primary By the Associated Press ATLANTA, Feb. 22.—Georgia Negro leaders set out today to raise $10,000 deemed necessary for court action “at the earliest possible mo ment” challenging the State’s new | white primary law designed to pro ] hibit members of their race from voting in Democratic primaries. Creation of the legal defense fund was authorized at a meeting here yesterday of about 100 delegates | from all parts of the State, a formal announcement said. The State’s chapters of the Na tional Association for Advancement of Colored People will direct the court battle "on behalf of all Ne groes,” regardless of their political affiliation, the statement added. Cornelius A. Scott, editor and general manager of the Atlanta i Daily World and a Negro spokes 1 man, said members of the group also leveled heavy criticism at a pending I voter registration law which he said j “is aimed directly at the Negro and designed to prevent us from voting even in the general election.” One section of the bill now under consideration by the State House of Representatives would require all voters to register this summer, which in effect “takes everybody off the registration rolls,” Mr. Scott said. "When they get us off the rolls, | we’ll have a lot of trouble getting ; back on,” he added. Reds Accuse Britain Of Spying in Hungary By the Associated Press BUDAPEST, Feb. 22. —Highly placed Hungarians said today the Russian Minister to Budapest has accused the British government of engaging in anti-Soviet espionage in Hungary since 1945. These informants, who cannot be identified by name, said Russian Minister Grigori Pushkin had told Hungarian Foreign Minister Janos Gyongyosi that British agents had been working with persons accused by Communists of plotting against the year-old republic. The inform ants said the Soviet minister’s chief concern was not that the agents might have plotted against the government but against the Com munist leaders who dominate it. The Russian military, meanwhile, was reported to be questioning Hun garian citizens arrested in connec tion with the alleged plot, by which the Communists charge the plotters hoped to restore the regime of for mer Regent Admiral Nicholas Horthy. A highly political source told re porters he had notified H. F. Arthur Schoenfeld, United States Minister to Hungary, that the Russians had intervened in the reputed political “crisis” in the name of the Allied Control Commission. The inform ant added that Mr. Schoenfeld had replied that he would tell Brig. Gen. George H. Weems of Dickson, Tenn., American representative on the Control Commission. Gen. Weems said later he had not been notified of any intervention by | Russia. 66 Rent Actions Filed i Against Landlords By the Associated Press FREDERICKSBURG, Va„ Feb. 122.—Sixty-six cases requiring land j lords’ compliance or enforcement action have been filed since rent ! control went into effect in December j in Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania and Stafford Counties, Area Repre sentative Ross S Gibson said today. Compliance w'as obtained in 35 cases, five were dismissed and 26 cases are pending. Ninety-six requests for upward re vision of rents have been received and 25 have been granted, Mr. Gib son said. — AVC Plans Dance Tonight District chapters of the American Veterans’ Committee will hold a winter frolic dance at 9 o’clock tonight at the American University gymnasium. Servicemen from Wal ter Reed and the Naval Bethesda Hospitals will be guests of the organization. VA Intensifies Drive To Reinstate Lapsed 61 Insurance Policies The Veterans’ Administration to day intensified its GI insurance reinstatement drive after President Truman extended the time veterans can put lapsed policies back into force without taking physical exam inations. The right to reinstate policies without taking examinations ex pired February 1, but the President signed legislation yesterday extend ing the time. It was the first vet erans’ legislation to come from the Eightieth Congress. Veterans’ Administrator Bradley limited the liberal reinstatement right to August 1. Veterans may renew lapsed policies by merely stating their health is as good as when the policies lapsed and by paying two monthly premiums. Drive Started Recently. Gen. Bradley launched a rein statement drive three weeks ago, when he said 10,000,000 veterans had allowed more than $90,000,000,000 worth of insurance to lapse. In the last few weeks, former GIs have put more than $90,000,000 worth of policies back In force. Meanwhile, Chester F. Naumowicz, manager of the Washington re gional office, said veterans who live outside the District may reinstate policies at neighborhood offices, without reporting to the regional headquarters at 1825 H street N.W. Full-time contact offices are open at these points in nearby Maryland and Virginia: At 815 King street, Alexandria: Ball Building, Arlington County Courthouse Square; 4700 Norwood drive, Bethesda, Md.; Service Aid Center, Jessup Blair Park, Silver Spring, Md.; University of Mary Hand, College Park, Md., and Farm ers’ Banking and Trust Building, Rockville, Md. Part-time offices are also located at these points: Fairfax, Va., County Farm Agent’s Office, on Wednesdays and Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Falls Church, Va., Red Cross Building, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Laurel, Md., American Legion Hall, Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Hyattsville, Md., County Service Building, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and Upper Marlboro, Md„ Court House, Tues days and Thursdays, from 1 to 4:30 p,m. Pacific Fleet Hasses For War Games By tht Associated Press PEARL HARBOR, Feb. 22.—The powerful United States Pacific Fleet —declared by its chief to be again fully operative—began taking posi tions today for its first full-dress postwar maneuvers. Admiral John H. Towers, com mander of the Pacific Fleet, said yesterday in an interview that his forces had recovered from the jolts of swift demobilization and were ready for next week’s battle games. While the fleet is not yet at peak efficiency, Admiral Towers declared that with "operations such as these” it would not take long “to bring the fleet back to battle efficiency.” As the admiral spoke, his war ships already were on the move across thousands of miles of the Pacific. Task Force 38, built around the carriers Princeton and Tarawa, was assembling at Kwajalein. The first task fleet units, led by the carrier Boxer, were scheduled to begin moving out of West Coast ports today and Sunday. The two forces will maneuver against each other and then unite for a simulated attack on Pearl Harbor about March 10. "These maneuvers,” said Admiral Towers, “will go a long way toward getting us started regaining the ground lost since demobilization. The exercises will be of tremendous value to tens of thousands of armed forces personnel, not only for those at sea but for those ashore who will have an active part in the games.” Knutson Finds Opposition To Excise Bill Amendments Chairman Knutson of the House Ways and Means Committee said yesterday that House members are not inclined at this time to accept ttwo Senate amendments to the bill for continuation of wartime excise taxes. He said Senate and House conferees would meet again on the matter next Wednesday. The House group in general does not believe Senate amendments easing the levies on fur-trimmed coats should be enacted now, Mr. Knutson said, and suggested such legislation would be more appro priate when Congress makes a gen eral revision of all excise taxes. The Ways and Means Committee tee met yesterday to discuss the excise tax extension bill, but reached ' no decision except to request further data from the Treasury Department concerning the probable revenue | loss from the Senate changes. Soviet to Call 300,000 For Factory Schools By the Associated Press MOSCOW, Feb. 22.—Fravda an nounced today that the next call-up of Soviet youth for factory schools I scheduled for March, should see 300,000 begin training as metal I workers and miners. | Last year labor reserve school* [ supplied Soviet industry with 382, i 000 workers. At present, 230,000 are : graduating for work as metal work ers, carpenters, railway men, shoe ■ makers and for other trades. II The current five-year plan call* ; for training 4,500,000 youths In laboi •reserve schools. ___ Bloom to Tell St. Ann Children About First President Again Representative Sol Bloom, Demo crat, of New York will make his an nual Washington's Birthday visit to St. Ann's Infant Asylum, 2200 Cali fornia street N.W. at'about 4 o'clock this afternoon. The former chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and now its top-ranking Demo cratic member, will tell the children i "the human facts” about the first ; President. “George Washington was a he man and a gentleman, and any J child would do well to follow his rules of civility,” he said in an inter , view reported by the Associated ; Press today. The 76-year-old House memher gets around to St. Ann’s each year “The good sisters expect me to b( there.” he explained, “so I’ll hav* tt show up. The children are expect ing me, too.” Mr. Bloom will be host at dozen: of parties today. Any charitabl: institution desiring to stage a part} in honor of George Washington car count on him for help, and he sale his aid this year was extended t< institutions throughout the country He doesn't draw the line on race ! color or creed. “I send them th< money and they arrange the par ties,” he explained. “If it isn’' enough, I send more later. Usuallj the same groups arrange the partie: each year. They are Baptist, Meth odist, Catholic, Jewish and almoe' anything you can think of. The; . are all good people.” Melchior, Here for Concert, Hopes for U. S. Musical Future Lauritz Melchior, the Danish tenor, cheerfully forgave the ele ments that delayed his arrival in Washington an hour and 40 minutes yesterday, fell to his late lunch with gusto and talked about his hopes for a better musical future in America. The press luncheon at the Raleigh Hotel had begun, Anally, without him, when his hearty chuckle In the corridor announced the singer's entrance with Mrs. Melchior. He had come from New York for a performance at Constitution Hall at. 8:" .m. Monday. n the conversation tumea from the weather to music, Mr. Mei chior noted a growing appreciation of music in this country, but ex pressed the belief there still is much to be done toward the development -of talent and opportunities. For one thing, he said, the Gov ernment should concern itself di rectly in the development of music. “Other countries,” he pointed out, "have ministers for art and science in their governments.” "Here there are the ingredients from all the peoples of the world collected into one Nation, where other nations have only their own heritages,” he said. "There are many more strengths to work on here than anywhere else.” Mr. Melchior said the need for American singers having to go abroad to study should be erased. The budding artist should begin his opera training in English, the singer felt. “It is a handicap for some one born in America to have to sing in another language when he is start ing out,” he asserted. “It is hard to remember the words; it is too much for a beginner to concentrate on singing, mouthing his words parrot like and acting on the stage at the same time.” Garsson Trial Delayed Month Due to Conflict In Attorney'sSchedule The Garsson conspiracy trial now has been officially set for April 21. Although it was previously sched uled to begin March 19, Chief Justice Bolitha J. Laws in District Court late yesterday set the new date. This was because one of the defense counsel will be engaged in another trial in Pennsylvania in the interim. Meanwhile, arguments on the validity of the indictment will con tinue before Justice Henry A. Schweinhaut in District Court, starting at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Government is represented by Special Assistants to the Attorney General William A. Paisley, Bernard J. Vincent and Ellis L. Arenson. At yesterday’s session before Jus tice Schweinhaut, Attorney Henry I. Quinn, representing the defendant, Joseph F. Freeman, described as Washington representative of the Garssons, charged that the District grand jury which returned the indictment was composed of a majority of Government employes. Mr. Quinn, in asking the court to throw out the -indictment, said the grand jurors "did not represent a fair section of the community and it may be presumed the defendants did not get a fair hearing.” Conspiracy Is Charged. Former Representative May, Demo crat, of Kentucky, wartime chair man of the House Military Affairs Committee: Henry M. and Murray Garsson, brothers, and Freeman are charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States of the honest services of May. May is charged with accepting money from the Garssons illegally, in conjunction with war contracts. Arguing for the Garssons, Charles J. Margiotti of Pittsburgh, Pa., former attorney general of Pennsyl vania, filed a motion for the return of papers. He said the Government had taken them by coercion without a search warrant and turned over to the Justice Department. He asked the court to suppress the use of them by the Government. “There is no conspiracy in this case,” declared Mr. Margiotti. Asked by Justice Schweinhaut what crime, granted trie charge was was true, the Garssons could be held guilty of, Mr. Margiotti replied: “Under these facts, the parssons could be indicted for bribery.” The reason for the delay in the trial date is that Mr. Margiotti will be in Harrisburg, Pa., for a trial jstarting Thursday. He is defending I former Federal District Judge Albert i W. Johnson of Scranton, Pa., and his three sons, charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States. Mr. Margiotti indicated the trial may run two months or more. Full Hearing on Testimony. Attorney Warren E. Magee, repre senting May, told Justice Schwein haut yesterday afternoon that full hearing on testimony before the grand jury should be held. He said this means examining the grand jurors and Government prosecutors, under oath, Mr. Magee told the court that all the defendants gave information to the Mead Committee, as the Senate committee was known, in executive session. This, he said, was used by the Justice Department and laid before the District grand Jury. Mrs. Magee argued that the law that promises immunity to witnesses before congressional committees, ex empting them from criminal prose cution, was violated. Another counsel lor May, Sawyer Smith of Covington, Ky„ in attack ing the indictment, charged it is not drawn in plain and direct language and that it was written to influence the jury at the trial. He declared May does not know the exact charge he has to meet. Representing the Garssons with Mr. Margiotti is Allen J. Krouse, former Assistant United States At j torney here. House Votes Aid to Mexico in Fighting Cattle Disease Sy th« Asiociated Pr«< \ A bill authorizing aid to Mexico in fighting the foot and mouth disease, a deadly cattle infection, was passed unanimously by the House yesterday on a voice vote. The Senate passed a similar meas ure earlier this week but Western Senators said they will seek passage of the House bill in their chamber Monday in order to speed it to Pres ident Truman for his signature. The bill, by Representative Gillie, Republican, of Indiana would au thorize the Agriculture Department to assist in Mexico's eradication campaign lest the disease reach the American border. Cosmic Ray Power Dwarfs A-Bomb, Physicist Says Cosmic rays contain particles with 10,000 times the energy of those shot out of the atomic bomb, Dr, W. F. G. Swann, atomic physicist, told the National Geographic Soci ety here last night. Dr. Swann, director of the Bartol Research Foundation, Swarthmore, Pa., speaking at Constitution Hall said these cosmic particles have never been harnessed. Their origin outside the earth’s atmosphere has not been determined, he said. ! The speaker participated last sum I mer in B-29 flying laboratory tests He said these proved that mesotrons —the "hard” part of cosmic rays— are bom in the earth’s atmosphere from electrically charged particles i This research, conducted by the Geographic Society and Army Ail , Forces, will continue in May during ■ the expedition to observe the tun’! i total eclipse in Brazil. Arrest of Pastor, 72, In Fire at Church Was Mistake, Lawyer Says By th« Associated Press MILWAUKEE, Feb. 22.—Attorney Harry V. Neissner today described as a “terrific mistake” the arrest of the Rev. Dr. John Lewis, 72, pastor of one of Milwaukee’s oldest and largest churches, on a charge of arson in connection with the $150,000 fire at the church. . The elderly pastor of. the Calvary Presbyterian Church appeared in District Court on the arson charge yesterday and was released on $1,000 bond pending a hearing March 10. Mr. Neissner, his counsel, said the district attorney’s office was "wrong as it could be in the interpretation it had placed on evidence in the Are.” Dr. Lewis, who has held pastorates and college posts in both the United States and Great Britain, has de nied the charge in an oral state ment to Joseph Tierney, assistant district attorney. Mr. Tierney said the warrant was issued on complaint of William Ros siter, deputy State Are marshal, who alleged that Dr. Lewis had pur chased two quarts of kerosene on January 23, two days before the Are. The prosecutor said Dr. Lewis has admitted purchase of one quart of kerosene but he has denied setting Are to the 76-year-old church. A $50,000 organ in the church was de stroyed in the early morning Are. Mr. Tierney said the State was prepared to offer a motive for the minister’s alleged act, but he said “if will not be disclosed until the trial.” Arson is punishable by a prison term of one to 10 years under Wis consin law. Dr. Lewis, who came to Milwaukee in 1935 from Scranton, Pa., was born in Brecon, Wales, but he received his American citizenship in 1941. He has held pastorates in London, Manchester and Cardiff, Wales, and was a lecturer at King’s College in London and at the University of Wales. Hof Shoppe's License Opposed Before ABC The principal reason for protest ing the renewal of a license to sell beer and light wines at the Hot Shoppe, 4340 Connecticut avenue N.W., is because the restaurant is patronized by so many young people, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board was told yesterday. Although the restaurant has held a license for several years, during the past two years it did not sell beer or wine. Company officials told the ABC Board that during those years beer and labor were scarce. W. J. Caiman, chairman of the Law and Legislation Committee ol the Woodrow Wilson High School Pa rent-Teacher Association, told the board his organization opposed the renewal because the Connecticut avenue establishment is a mecca foi high school students and only about half a mile from the school. Several women representing church organizations in the neigh borhood, and the Forest Hills Citi zens’ Association also opposed re newal. The board took the case undei advisement. Suit Claims Vibrations In Wall Disrupt Home A family of three filed suit in Dis trict Court yesterday for $10,000 damages against the Triangle Auto Supply Co., claiming their home life had been disrupted by vibrations and noise in the wall of their home in the first block of New York ave nue N.W. The wall separates the building in which the family lives from that of the company. Brought by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph V. Castagneto and their son, John V. Castagneto, the suit also asks that the company be enjoined from continuing to cause the noise and vibration. The suit says the noise all began last January 6 when the company obtained a permit to install tele phone equipment on the wall and has continued ever since. Mr. Cas tagneto works at night and sleeps in the daytime, while the son is an invalid, the suit claims. The action was filed in behalf of the Castagnetos by Attorney John G. Saul. • -- George White Denied Work Camp Parole ly the Associated Press SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 22 — George White today began the second six months of his work camp sentence for the traffic deaths of a newlywed couple, his parole applica tion denied. The 54-year-old girl show Im presario, former producer of the "Scandals" who now is herding sheep at a county farm, made his first formal application for release from the San Diego County Jail work camp on grounds that he needed treatment for pyorrhea and a knee ailment, and had tried to be a "good prisoner.” The Parole Board directed that he receive a physical examination and he will receive medical treatment at the camp, officials said. White was convicted of the "hit run” deaths of the couple near here last July 20. $40,000 Gifts Realized In Police Boys’ Club Fund Campaign Close to $40,000 has been raised in the two-week-old campaign of the Metropolitan Police Boys’ Club to raise $150,000. Robert C. Simmons, chairman of the campaign commit tee, reported yesterday at the first report meeting in the Mayflower Hotel. The fund drive is to maintain and j expand the activities of the six Boys’ Clubs in the District and the sum mer camp in Scotland, Md. The organization is celebrating its 13th anniversary today. Veterans’ Administrator Bradley, chief speaker at the luncheon, termed the Boys' Club “something every one of us ought to be behind” since the "boys of today are the citizens of tomorrow.” A year and a half ago. in check ing 2,755 patients in neuropsychi atric hospitals, he said, it was found "only 11 per cent had been in combat." Because of such facts as that, Gen. Bradley believes a lot depends on how boys grow up. Rear Admiral Felix Johnson, di rector of naval public relations, another speaker, said the Boys’ Club teaches "respect for law, not fear of it,” in youngsters. Maj. Ernest W. Brown, former superintendent of police, who founded the club in the basement of No. 5 precinct, told the group the AFL is supporting the drive 100 per cent. Other speakers were Clifford H. Newell, Federation of Citizens’ Association, president: Inspector Arthur E. Miller, head of the Traf fic Division of the Police Depart ment: John A. Remon, president of the Boys’ Club, and unit chairmen of the drive. Newsprint Committee Plan Hit by Monroney By th« Associated Press Representative Monroney, Demo* crat, of Oklahoma, one of the authors of the Congressional Reor ganization Act, told the House- yes terday a breakdown of the act is threatened by Republican proposals to create special committees on newsprint and small business. He argued that the work outlined for the proposed special committees be performed by regular House com mittees. Representative McCormack of Massachusetts, Democratic whip, said the Republicans are proposing the special committee to study newsprint shortages as an accom modation to Representative Brown, Republican, of Ohio. Newsprint investigations were made in the last Congress through a subcommittee of the Interstate Commerce Committee, headed by former Representative Boren, Dem ocrat, of Oklahoma. Majority Leader Halleck argued that there is no violation of the congressional "streamlining act,” and said Mr. Brown served on the previous newsprint committee and should serve with any further in vestigations. Mr. Brown no longer is a member of the Commerce Com mittee but swapped over this year to the Expenditures Committee. “We no longer can afford the lux ury of special committees to suit personalities,” Mr. Monroney said. The House will vote next week on the creation of special newsprint and small business committees. Oberlin President Sees Default in Political Duty The people of America are de faulting on their obligation to so ciety by failing to take an active interest In political problems, Wil | liam Edwards Stevenson, president I of Oberlin College, said in an inter | view here yesterday. | The Ohio educator was guest of honor at a banquet last night in | Pierce Hall, Sixteenth and Harvard streets N.W., attended by about 200 Oberlin alumni. A wartime Red Cross director in the African and Italian combat theaters, Mr. Stevenson said he feels the United States will be guilty of another kind of default if it fails to give all possible aid to the destitute peoples of Europe. “We've got to be pretty magnani mous,” he pointed out, “if we are to I make the most of our opportunity to | show what brotherhood and de ! mocracy really mean.” New Ferryboat Is Ready For Chesapeake Service By the Associated Press | ANNAPOLIS, Feb. 22. — The j State’s new trans-bay ferryboat, the j Gov. Herbert R. O’Conor, was de I livered to the State Roads Commis sion at the Sandy Point terminal yesterday and was to begin service ! today on the Sandy Point-Mata j peake run. | Maryland Drydock Co., builders, ] of the all-steel craft, made the de j livery despite the weather. The new ferry has a six-lane main deck which can hold 75 automobiles and there are facilities for about 800 passengers. She cost $750,000. Delivery of the Gov. O'Oonor made four ferries available for the ' service across the bay, but the roads commission announced there will be no immediate change in schedules. The Gov. O'Conor originally was scheduled for delivery last summer, w’hen heavy traffic across the Chesa peake overtaxed the service. Strikes in factories producing the engines delayed her completion. PTA to Honor Auxiliary The Ladies Auxiliary of the Beth Sholom Congregation will be guests of the PTA of the Beth Sholom He brew Religious School, Eighth and Shepherd streets N.W. at 8:30 p.m. Monday at the school. Special Agent A. C. Kemper, of the FBI will dis cuss juvenile delinquency. Congress in Brief Sy Hi* Associated Pr*ss Senate. In recess. Atomic Energy Committee hears TV A witnesses on David Lilienthal nomination to be Atomic Energy Commission chairman. Public Works Committee hears Henry A. Hart testify on nomina tion of Gordon Clapp to head TVA. House. In recess until Monday. Labor Committee continues hear ings on proposed changes in Wagner I Act. A.