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U S. Extends Defenses
At China Supply Base
Where 5 Were Slain
ty Hi* Associated Press
TIENTSIN, April 7.—The Chinese
government today ordered evacua
tion of all residents within 1,000
yards of the Marine ammunition j
dump at Hsinho, where a surprise
Communist attack Friday night'
killed five Americans.
A Marine request to extend Amer
ican defense lines to that radius was
A Chinese official, meanwhile,
gave the first detailed story of the
Red assay It as he said Maj. Gen.
Samuel Howard, commander of
Marines In North China, described
it to him:
Two Marines were on guard at the
entrance to the sprawling, triangu
lar dump. They were killed in the
first Red attack from the dark.
Three other Marines rushed in a
Jeep to aid their comrades and like
wise were killed.
The stored munitions were mostly
heavy artillery shells, but the raiders
loaded some of them on pack
animals. They escaped with some
shells and blew up some ammuni
tion before they withdrew.
Approximately 80 Marine rein
forcements were summond from
Tangku. 5 miles away. Land mines
and a road ambush delayed them
and wounded 16, but all are believed
A Chinese government battalion
went after the Communist raiders,
who left six of their number dead
and were believed to have approxi
mately 100 wounded.
Chinese Troops Seize
Communist Bastion
NANKING, April 7 ((&)).—'The
Chinese press reported today that
government forces had captured
Suiteh. last major Communist Bas
tion in Northern Shensi Province,
after bitter street fighting with Red
troops, Suiteh is 84 miles northeast
of Yenan.
The main Communist body was
reported already in Shansi Province,
operating in the Linhsien area 125
miles northeast of Yenan under Gen.
Chu Teh, Red commander in chief.
Dispatches said Chu Teh and Mao
Tse-tung, top Communist leader,
were directig establishment of a new
Gen. Yen Hsi-Shan, governor of
Shansi, was said to have ordered
strengthening of defenses of his pro
vincial capital, Yangku, to cope with
any Red attack.
Weather Report
District of Columbia—Sunny and
Very windy, with temperature rising
to near 70 this afternoon. Clear and
cooler, with lowest about 45 degrees
tonight. Tomorrow, sunny and cool.
Maryland and Virginia—Clear and
cooler weather tonight and tomor
row. Wind velocity, 18 miles per
hour; direction, northwest.
River Report.
(From United States Engineers.)
Potomac River cloudy at Harpers Ferry
and clear at Great Falls; Shenandoah clear
at Harpers Ferry.
Temperature and Humidity.
(Readings at Washington National Airport.)
Temperature. Humidity.
Yesterday— Degrees. Per cent.
Noon-- 80 SI
4 p.m. - 66 oI
Midnight "ZIIIZIIIIII 67 26
T<5fe _ 62 29
1:30 p.m. .. ..... 78 21
Record Temperatares Thia Tear.
Highest, 86. on April 6.
Lowest. 7. on February 6.
Tide Table..
(Furnished by United States Coast and
Geodetic Survey.)
Today. Tomorrow.
High .... P 17 a.m. P:52 a m.
Low 3:39 a.m. 4 18 a.m.
High _ 9:42 p.m. 10:18 pm
Ix>w _ _ 4:11p.m. 4:53 pjn.
The Sun and Moon.
Rises. Bets.
Bun. today -- 5 43 6 37
Sun tomorrow ... 6 41 5«£ _
Moon, today 8:65 p.m. 6.o5 a.m. j
Automobile light* must ba turned on;
•ne-half hour after sunset.
Precipitation. ,
Monthly precipitation In Inches In the.
Capital (current month to date):
Month. 1947. Ave. Record
T.mia-v 3.18 3.55 7 83 '37 ;
February-... 1.27 3.37 6 84 '84
March.1.02 3.75 8.84 91 !
Arm 0 67 3 27 9.13 '89
April- 3.70 1039 ,R9,
- ... 4.13 10.94 '00
Juw - :: II. 4.71 1108 '45
August"'"-- — 401 1441 .3*
-- 3.24 17.45 34
October^* '""III II- 2.84 8.81 '37
w.mK»r- - 2.37 7.18 '77
6SZS8S -IIIIII -I- 3'32 101
Vtrinat ® low.
AuSt*"” 79 P Milwaukee 45 32
A antic City 65 50 New Orleans 76 ,1
Eismarck _ 29 24 Nen York SO 55
Boston 74 49 Norfolk 88
Buffalo 61 36 Oklahoma C. .0 49
: hicago 49 33 Omaha- <0 -9
C nchinatl." W 37 Phoenix w - 51 J?
Detroit 57 35 Pittsburgh 73 41
r Faso II 78 45 P'rtl nd. Me. 60 48
Galveston 78 67 St. Louis 6.i 37
Harrisburg SO 50 Salt Imkr C. 50 3.
I'disnapolis 61 35 San Anto’’1'? £:
I Kansas City 59 35 San IT cisco 64 4,
I .ct Angeles _ 68 51 Seattle- 59 46
i.ctisrflle 73 44 Tampa ... 8» <0
_ ■— ..
40 Reported Injured
In Pennsy Wreck at
Crossing in Indiana
By the Associated Press
COLUMBIA CITY, Ind., April 7 —
The Pennsylvania Railroad's Got
ham Limited carying more than 300
passengers, was wrecked at 12:12
a.m. today at a street crossing here,
injuring at least 40 persons.
An Indiana State trooper at the
scene said none of the injured ap
peared to be in a critical condition,
although ‘‘three or four were
seriously hurt.”
Arthur Jackson, Columbia City
policeman, sand he was^ approaching
the crossing in a cruiser car as the
trail! approched and “I saw a burst
of flame shoot from the locomotive.
Then the engine nosed over.”
K. E. Berkins of FortWayne, the
brakeman, said “the train appar
ently just jumped the track. The
only car to overturn was a pullman.
Most of the injured were taken from
The 16-car State police unit sent
from the Ligonier post reported
there were 15 cars in the train and
13 were derailed, the locomotive
remained upright. Troopers said
the roadbed was plowed up and
“in a mess.”
Persons with only minor hurts
were treated in the City Hall. Am
bulances from two Columbia City
mortuaries took the more seriously
injured to Fort Wayne hospitals.
Two hundred and seventy-five pas
sengers were left stranded tempo
rarily by the wreck as traffic on the
Pennsylvania main line was blocked.
The train was en route from Chi
cago to New York via Pittsburgh.
Fort Wayne and Huntington fire
departments sent rescue units that
joined State police in setting up
emergency lights and giving first aid
Eleven Injured in Wreck
Of Union Pacific Train
GANGER, Wyo., April 7. (/P).
Four cars of thi Union Pacific east
bound streamliner City of Portland
were derailed yesterday in a colli
sion with a freight train, injuring 11
The cars remained upright and
officials said the injured were
treated at the scene for bruises and
cuts from glass of broken windows
and then resumed their trip when
the train continued East two hours
A railroad spokesman said the
freight had run through a block
signal instead of stopping until the
streamliner had cleared the main
Hospital Practice Curbs
On Negro Physicians Hit
Policies restricting the hospital
practice of Negro physicians in the
District to Freedmen’s Hospital were
attacked last night by Dr. W. Mon
tague Cobb, president of the Medico
CJhirurgical Society.
In a program broadcast by Station
WWDC marking National Negro
Health Week, Dr. Cobb related ef
forts made by his organization to
lift the color bar at Gallinger Hos
He pointed out that three-fifths
of Gallinger’s patients were colored,
ret that tax-supported institution
has no colored doctors on its staff.
"The fact that the Negro physician
is excluded from the staffs of the
voluntary hospitals also,” Dr. Cobb
asserted, “leaves him without any
institution to which he can take his
private cases from which he derives
his income.”
Deaths Reported
(From the D. C. Bureau of Vital Statistic!.)
Ida K. Edwards. 86. 1410 2»th at. n.w.
Louis Schwiering. 85. 5800 Eastern aTS
LilHe'M. Dsvia- Si. 6817 Georgia ave.
Margaret E. Harper. 80. 3848 Cathedral
M»rs C. Watson. 79. 1S01 Decatur st.
Cora D Johnston. 78. 412 Shepherd .st
Elizabeth D. Elliott. 78. 1868 Columbia rd
James J. Tlernan alias Burton. 73, not
Alice B. Lyster. 72, 5029 Conn. ave.
Sallie I Folev. 72. Ashburn. Va.
Ressa E. Callahan. 87, 60S Taylor st.
Mary Wolourts. 66. 766 Princeton pi.
Joseph Portner, 60. 1702 Lanier pi.
Alfred H. Beard. 52. 2213 Quincy st. n.e.
Michael Hundley. Infant, 14 Rhode Island
Ezra C. Mayes. 69. 20 O st.
James Green, infant, 409 Eastern ave.
Damon McClendon, infant. 60 K st. n.e.
Infant Allen. 5000 E st. s.e.
Veronica Myers, infant. Arlington, Va.
Infant Pressley. 1619 4th st.
Infant Savoy. UPDer Marlboro, Md.
Infant Coleman. 24 47th st. s.e.
Infant Prstt. 2.(9', 4th st. s.w.
Infant Scott, 1221 Morse st n.e.
Infsnt Peyton, 5304 Foote st. n.e.
Infant Taylor, Takoma Park. Md
Infant Anderson. 1834 Stanton ter. s.e.
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U. S. Information Offices Act
As News Agencies for Turks
' — ._LU .J «f* ni-m nnn or»/1 +V\0
By Constantine crown
Star Foreign Affairs Analyst
ISTANBUL, Turkey (By Mail).—
Although the United States Infor
mation Service has a great oppor
tunity for constructive work in Tur
key, the men who make up the
American team here feel that they
could do far more if they were bet
ter supported from Washington.
Although the USIS men, to be
effective, must establish and main
tain contact with a large number of
Turkish professors and newspaper
men, they receive small monthly
entertainment allowances. Until re
cently they did not exceed $7.50 a
month. The Ankara and Istanbul
offices occasionally have paid for
luncheons and dinners out of their
own pockets in order to get ac
quainted with key Turkish persons.
Limited Copy Sent Ont.
The two USIS offices are careful
in the publication of their news bul
letins to select only those items,
from the large volume of dispatches
from Washington, which will be of
direct interest to Turkey. The re
sult is that they send out to news
papers a limited quantity of copy,
but at least 70 per cent of their re
leases are published in Turkish lan
guage papers.
Because of their willingness to be
of service, the USIS offices are fre
quently asked for special stories by
Turkish editors. These are prepared
and provided to requesting editors
on an exclusive basis. The same
thing applies to pictures.
The regular releases—such as
President Truman’s speech to Con
gress on aid to Greece and Turkey—
are sent to all papers simultaneous
ly. When Gen. Marshall was ap
pointed Secretary of. State a 600
word release was sent out. It '“as
Bowie Entries
Clear and Fast.
First Post. 3 P.M.. EST.
FIRST RACE—Purse, $2,500; claiming;
4-year-oldsand upward: 6 furlongs,
i Aiken 113 Enteroristng. _ 113
! xFatr Call ____ 10* Sttfi -Fogb? - 108
xBannersn _100 xTiraott ■ ^..—-108
Lady Marine - 108 Gendarme - 110
xSarge_108 XHopewell-108
Maroc _113 Over Gold --113
Looks Easy_113 Sherrie Lee-108
Vista_ _108 Caroline Ann-108
SECOND RACE—Purse. $2,500; allow
| anees; 3-year-olds and upward; 0 fur
Cohiely Babe __ 103 True Dream..- 118
Free Kite _ 108 Astify -113
xCopy Boy_115 Powder Face— 103
xDover Road _ 108 Alarosa --- 103
xTeddy Smart 108 xBlack Button . 108
Truce Flag_ 118
THIRD RACE—Purse, $3,000; claiming;
I 3-year-olds, 8 furlongs.
Kankeekee_113 Dusty Devil _ 114
Desert Isle' __ 108 Scotch Sand .132
Belmont Girl - 108 Glorious Bid 10s
xBrlar Broom.. 108 Coolamay -108
FOURTH RACE—Purse. $3,000; claim
ing; 3-year-olds; 6 furlongs.
Hal Jordy ... 113 Investigate -108
xlrtsh Rogue 108 xPlay Foot .— 114
xRoyal Sarada 108 Judy J. --108
xMabuhy . . 108 Dr. Tierney .. 113
Wellfret _113
FIFTH RACE—Purse. $3,000; claiming;
4-year-olds and upward; 6 furlongs.
xFloredna_106 Betty’s Hour _ 106
Ed M. 110 Freeland's Lad 116
xElectron_ 114 Par Plus -111
Svengalt 116 Quick Lick . Ill:
xWalter Haight 111 Miss Menow _ 108
xDrldas . Ill Anatolia 106
xGlaster 111 Liquid Lunch _ 108
Carlina King _ 113 Alhalon -113
SIXTH RACE—Purse. $3,000: claiming:
4-year-olds and upward: 6 furlongs.
xAgate 108 Port Said 114
War Spy 113 Problem Child- 108
Miss Neddie 111 Patriotic Fox.- 116
xHawkw'd Aress 106 Nedwin -111 j
xElegant Lad 111 Star Time-111
xFirst Party . 114 Rebline-114:
Local Finance 111 Partldo — _ 113
xM. Longeine . 101 xShoot to Boot- 108
- I
SEVENTH RACE—purse. $3,500; claim
ing: 4-year-olds and upward; F. & M.:
1 mile and 70 yards.
xSouadron Girl 104 Polly J, 105
xlce Dancer 104 Dauber* Girl. _ 115
Gal Ann _115 Miss Lena-108
Ima Pearl _ 118
EIGHTH RACE—Purse. $2,500; claim
ing: 4-year-olds and upward; 1!* miles.
Tlptolate_106 xGood Gravy 107
Tchada _106 S-lcap — 117
Red Torch _112 Pontchartrain-.. 117
xMibille D._104 Huntlands _111
xBaby Edith — 110 xValdina Blna. 101
IxWake Robin 115 Exploration 10S
'Richmond Belle 104
xFive pounds apprentice allowance
j claimed.
Listed in order of post position*.
H.1 -- --
following morning in 17 Turkish
On Navy Day the USIS prepared
12 individual articles giving differ
ent slants on the United States
Navy. Each of these was accom
panied by an exclusive picture. Each
paper had its own story and pic
ture, not to be found in any other
publication. All the pieces were
carried on front pages.
Library Always Crowded.
The American lending library in
Istanbul is always crowded, al
though it has only 1,100 books. On
an average about 400 books are
loaded out each month. The circu
lation has risen to more than 550
volumes in a single month. Most
of the books deal with science, his
tory and geography. There are very
few novels, but those available are
the works of classical American
At Ankara the library is equally
popular, but the most sought-after '
volume is the Montgomery Ward :
catalogue. Large pictures of wom
en's fashions are traced on thin pa
per by young Turkish women eager 1
to copy American styles. The fact ,
that the volume is a year old makes
no difference.,
There is always a crowd in the
dingy entrance of the Istanbul USIS [
where pictures from America are ■
constantly on display. There is :
not much space but nearly 100
photographs, dealing with all phases
of life in the United States, are
exhibited. The display is changed '
each week and Turks of all classes
stop there to get a glimpse of '
America. c
The Turks are insatiable in their
desire to know the United States
Rails to Ask Rate Boost
On Trans-U. S. Freight
By Associated Press
CHICAGO, April 7.—H. C. Barron,
an attorney for the railroads, said
a request for increases of from 4
to 15 cents a 100 pounds on ap
proximately 100 classifications of
transcontinental freight would be
filed today with the Interstate Com
merce Commission.
The proposed increases, Mr. Bar
ron said, were decided on after dis- j
cussion between railroad and steam-:
ship line representatives which were!
held at the suggestion, of the ICC ;
to explore "the possibility of adjust
ing water and freight rates.”
A railroad spokesman said the
steamship lines also were seeking
increases on the grounds that they
have been denied a favorable com
petitive position by the present
transcontinental rail rates.
The new rate proposal includes
such commodities as canned goods,
aluminum, coffee, drugs and chem
icals, Mr. Barron said. He added,
however, that the railroads were
ready to give "emergency considers- '
tion” to adjustment of these rates 1
“after the water' lines have pub- 1
lished or publicly announced the 1
rates they will establish.” ^
Congress in Brief !
By th# Associated Press 1
Senate: .
Resumes debate on David E. j
Lilienthal and other Atomic Com-1
mission nominations but may inter
rupt to act on extension of farm
labor import program.
Appropriations s u b c o m mittee
hears Secretary of Labor Schwel
lenbach argue against House cuts
in Labor Department budget.
House: *
Routine session with no legis
lative business scheduled.
Missing Driver's Body
Sought in River After
Crash Fatal to Woman
Carolina County (Va.) police to
day continued to drag the North
Arina River In a search for J. L.
Armstrong, 43, Of 4071 Minnesota
avenue NR., who they believe was
driver of a wrecked truck near which
the body of a woman tentatively
Identified as a Washington waitress
was found.
The dead woman is believed by
police to be a Mrs. Virginia Waller,
about 40, of Washington. Her body
was found in the North Anna River
near Doswell, Va., yesterday near
the wrecked truck.
Mr. Armstrong, whom police be
lieve was driving the truck when it
crashed into an abutment of a
bridge across the river on U. S.
Route 1, is an oil burner repairman
for the Colonial Fuel Oil Co. 1709
De Sales street N.W. His wife said
this morning that he left home Sat
urday evening to go to Richmond
for some personal belongings they
left behind when moving to Wash
ington recently.
Death Believed Amended.
Dr. John Broaddus, Caroline
County coroner, said when he viewed
the woman's body about 12:30 pm.
yesterday, she had been dead “five
or six hours.” The coroner said
death apparently was accidental, al
though he could not determine
whether it was attritutable to a mo
tor vehicle crash or to drowning.
Police said that, judging from the
condition and position of the truck,
any occupants easily could have been
thrown into the river by the impact
of the collision.
The body of the woman was
found downstream from the wrecked
The body was clad in a polka-dot
blouse and wine colored ikirt, po-1
lice said. Her pocketbook contained
two tickets issued by a Washington
laundry, • which police said they
were attempting to trace in an effort
to locate relatives or friends. The
body was taken to Mann’s funeral
borne in Bowling Green.
Mrs. Waller was a waitress at a
tavern in the 1000 block of Sixth
street N.W. Mrs. Lucille Spence,
ilso an employe of the tavern, said
Mrs. Waller lived in the 400 block
if K street N.W.
The dead woman was believed to
le en route to the home of her par
;nts, Mr. and Mrs. William B. Hall,
it Halifax, Va., Mrs. Spence said.
She added that Mrs. Waller's real
lame was Emma Waller and that
Virginia was a nickname friends
lsed because she was from that
According to Mrs. Spence, Mrs.
Waller is survived by a married
laughter and two sons who live in
Halifax, and a sister Mrs. Jack
Dverton, 900 block of Tenth street,
H.W. Mrs. Overton left for Doswell
ifter she was notified of the acci
ient, Mrs. Spence said.
Cab Driver Injured.
Benjamin F. Reed, 32-year-old
:ab driver of 1525 M street N.W.,
vas driven to Sibley Hospital by
>ne of his own passengers last night
vhen another vehicle in passing i
truck a glancing blow off the left
ront fender of the cab and frac
ured Mr. Reed’s left forearm.
Mr. Reed reported he was going
lorth on Fifth street N.E. shortly
>efore midnight when the, truck or
lutomobile going in the opposite
lirection struck his cab and failed
;o stop. At Sibley Hospital, Mr.
Heed was treated for a compound
tacture of the left forearm and
ater was transferred to Gallinger
Man Finds Fountain Pen,
Discovers It's a Pistol
Curiosity got the better of Henry
Sole, 41, when he found a small
paper bag while walking on ,the
Sapitol grounds yesterday after
noon. Mr. Cole, who is colored and
ives at 475 C street S.W., took the
>ag home and opend it.
He found what appered to be a
plue steel fountain pen. But after
pulling a small lever on the pen,
ne discovered quickly that it was a
fountain pen type pistol, and more
>ver, that he had just shot himself
n the palm of his right hand.
He was taken to Providence Hos
pital, treated for a flesh wound, and
Silver Spring Rotary
Mominates Perring
H. Brooks Perring has been nomi
nated to succeed John R. Fagan as
president of the Silver Spring Ro
ary Club. The annual election will
>e held May 7.
Other nominations include J. H. i
7ies for vice president; Charles N.
fir a ham for secretary; John M. Mc
Jormick for treasurer, and Dr. Wll- i
mr B. Mehring and James H. For-1
yth, jr.. for directors.
George A. Garrett,P C. Banker,
Named Minister to Ireland
Merrill Firm Partner
Long a Leader Here
In Civic Affairs
George A. Garrett. Washingtor
investment banker, was nom
inated by President Truman to
day to be Minister to Ireland
He will succeed David Gray
whose resignation was an
nounced by the White House
last week.
The President also sent to the
Senate the nomination of Henry P
Grady, West Coast shipping execu
tive and former Assistant Secretary
of State, to be the first United State*
Ambassador to India. His selectior
for this post was disclosed last weei
by Acting Secretary of States Ache
Mr. Garrett is a resident partnei
in the firm of Merrill, Lynch, Pierce
Fenner and Beane. He lives at 2503
Thirtieth street N.W. Mrs. Garret!
is the former Mrs. Ethel Shield*
Darlington, widow of Harry Darling
ton, jr. Both Mr. and Mrs. Garrett
are prominent socially here.
Mr. Garrett is president of Emer
gency Hospital and vice president
and a director of the National
Symphony Orchester. He recently
was nominated and confirmed by
the Senate as a member of the new
District Redevelopment Land
Agency, a board to plan for future
slum clearance here.
Born in LaCrosse, Wis., August 5
1888, Mr. Garrett was educated at
Cornell University and the Univer
50,000 Egg Rollers Frolic
At Zoo as Animals Go Indoors
M _1_i_ .X XU. V.A baa- ! A fnB aV nin fhfl oiront i c fVia 1 Of Vi Q«_
JL lie cuauiau «w —
ond place today to thousands of
brightly colored Easter eggs.
A crowd, estimated at 50,000
youngsters by Park Police, de
scended on the Zoo for the annual
egg rolling and paid little attention
to the Zoo’s exhibits. Instead, they
were intent on rolling their eggs
down the steep slopes of the park
and in chasing each other down
the hills.
To protect the animals from a
diet of chocolate eggs and sugar
chickens, officials had closed the
animal houses. Camels and bears
were about the only ones in the
open, aside from those in the various
Park policemen were present to
keep a watchful eye on the large
crowd but did not interfere with the
picnicking and egg rolling. They
even closed their eyes to egg shells
and paper napkins which soon lit
tered., the grass. Roads were closed
tof! automobiles so there was no
Restaurant Kept Busy.
The candy and egg diet did not
seem to affect the usual appetites
of the children. The Zoo restaurant
ha4 one of its busiest days handing
out hot' dogs, soft drinks and ice
Early comers had selected the
choice picnic spots and soon it was
almost impossible for a newcomer to
flhfi space to spread out his lunch.
The District Recreation Depart
ipent, Community Chest agencies,
and private groups also arranged
picnics, treasure hupts. and games
to keep the younger set busy.
The White House, continuing its
policy dictated by food shortages,
announced earlier that egg rolling
would not be permitted on the
lawn as in pre-war years.
The District Recreation Depart
ment this year continued its war
time substitution of egg shaped
stones and cut-out gaily painted
cardboard eggs for the real eggs.
However, the children who joined
in the “egg'’ hunts at the play
grounds did not seem to mind. For
the first time in five years, the de
partment was able to include choco
late eggs and bunnies in the Easter'
15,000 at Hyattsville.
More than 15,000 children were
expected to attend the egg hunt at
Magruder Park in Hyattsville. About
1,500 eggs were hidden in the park,
with 500 of them worth prizes
ranging from 5 cents to $5. Spon
sored by the Kiwanis Club of
Prince Georges County and a the
.. 1 ' ■' 1 .— |
* —Universal Press.
sity of Chicago. He entered the
banking business in Chicago, but
soon came to Washington.
Prom 1912 to 1917 he was vice
president of the Dupont National
Bank here. Before joining the Mer
rill firm he was a partner in the
investment banking firm of Keech,
Loew and Co.
During World War X, Mr. Garrett
served as a first lieutenant in the
Army Air Corps. 7
The Resident also nominated Jed
Johnson, former I5emocratic Repre
sentative from Oklahoma, to be a
member of the United States Cus
toms Court, succeeding William J.
Keefe, who resigned.
atc*. uiaui, uic rvciiit wic i an
nual hunt to be staged in the park.
In addition to the egg hunts and
egg rolling, several organizations
planned other special events for' the
day. An Easter bunny show was to
be held at 4 p.m. at Georgetown
House, 3224 N street N.W., With
prizes for the “bett jumper,” the
“biggest rabbit” and the “cutest
Children at the Christ Child
Farm for Convalescent children,
Rockville, Md., we|re to stage an
Easter parade at 3:30 p.m. with toy
animals drawn by strings. Every
child was to be provided with a
rabbit, chicken or other toy animal
for the parade.
The Recreation Department’s pro
gram at Langdon Tark was to in
clude races and refays as well as an
egg hunt and peanut hunt.
Jet P-80s Flown in Japan
By U. S. Occupation Force
ly the Associated Press
TOKYO, April 7.—America's fast
est planes—jet-propelled P-80s—
have come to Japan as part of the
occupation force.
The Par East Air Forces disclosed
today that the planes that have hit
616 miles an hour are operating as
an important part of its overseas
training program.
The planes will be flown publicly
in Japan for the first time as part
of the-Army Day air review, soaring
in forraaUoppver the Tokyo parade
The P-80 Shooting Stars were
shipped to. Japan in sections and
were assembled hi. a month.
The initial P-80s have been formed
into the 82d Reconnaissance Squad
ron, photo, jet-propelled. They are
assigned to the 5th Air Force and
based at Yokota Army Airbase, 30
miles west of Tokyo.
Capt. Heath Bottomley, 4133
Thirty-sixth street South, Arlington,
Va., is commanding officer of the
82d Squadron.
Molotov Cites Troops
In China and Doubts
U. S. Will Fulfill Pact
ty tha Aueciottd fnt*
MOSCOW, April 7.—Soviet For
eign Minister Molotov noted today
that American troops still were in
China and said that this raised
doubts as to “willingness to fulfill
the obligations” undertaken under
the Moscow agreement of Decem
ber, 1945.
The Soviet news agency Tass
distributed the text of a 600-word
letter Mr. Molotov sent Secretary
of State Marshall In reply to the
latter's March 16 suggestion for an
exchange of ‘written information
on China. In his letter Mr. Molo
tov reiterated his belief that f*iiler
review of the Chinese situation by
the Big Three—Russia, the United
States and Great Britain—was in
order during the current Moscow
Mr. Molotov was reported to have
sent the letter also to Foreign Sec
retary Bevin of Britain—a signatory
of.the 1945 China agreement with
the United States and Russia—»: »i
to have sent a copy to the Chinese
Ambassador to Moscow. Mr. Bevin
has taken the position that the
matter is one for the United States,
the Soviet union and China to han
dle. China has opposed any such
discussion—from which she is ex
cluded—a position concurred in by
Gen. Marshall.
Doubts of Public Opinion.
“The Soviet government deems it
desirable, as it did earlier,” Mr.
Molotov write, “that the ministers
of foreign affairs of the states which
participated in the (1945) Moscow
conference, now staying in Moscow,
exchange Information in respect to
fulfillment of the agreement on
China. * * * '
“The existing situation in this re
spect is not satisfactory, evoking
the doubts of public opinion as to
willingness to fulfill the obligations
undertaken under the above agree
Mr. Molotov recalled that at the
1945 conference the Soviet Union
and the United States agreed to
withdraw their forces from China at
“the earliest possible date compat
ible’ with their obligations and re*
Cites Soviet Fulfillment.
He said the Soviet government
had “fulfilled on time its commit
ment” by evacuating the last Soviet
troops from Manchuria on May 31,
1946. He noted that almost a year
had passed since.
“Not only has the evacuation of
the American troops not been com
pleted,” he declared, “but it is gen
erally unknown when the United
States of America will fulfill the
obligation to withdraw American
troops from China.”
In quoting Mr. Molotov, Tass also
briefly reported Gen. Marshall’s
letter to Mr. Molotov to the'effect
that the United States by June 1
expected to have all its troops out
of China except 6,180 which would
stay at Chinese government request.
Lambs' Deaths Mystify
Mysterious death of 35 lambs on
the Hawers town golf course in
New Zealand, one recent night, still
is unsolved. The lambs were killed
by the neat severance at the sinews
at the back of the neck and a deep
incision in a spot just behind the
shoulders. There was little blood and
the 35 caccaMs were found -stem to
Health Organization Backed
GENEVA, Switzerland, April 7 OP).
Dr. S. A. Kolesnikov, Soviet dele
gate, tpld the Interim Commission
of the World Health Organization
today that Russia would support
establishment. of a world-wide
health organization.
Communists Double Seats
On Chilean City Councils
By th« Associated Press
SANTIAGO, Chile, April 7.—
Communists more than doubled
their representation on Chilean
Municipal councils yesterday in
cities in which official returns have
been counted.
In returns from 178 of the 263
municipalities, the Communists won
132 Seats as aldermen, compared to
65 previously held in the same towns.
The leftist press called the election
£ "triumph of the left” and rigbl&t
and socialist newspapers termed the
result a "repudiation of Commun
With 1,047 of the total of 1,535
aldermanic races reported, the
rightist bloc—composed of the con
servative, liberal and agrario ta
bor! sta, parties—won 479 seats. The
leftist democratic alliance, consist
ing of the communist, radical and
falange nacional parties, captured
383. The other seats were scattered
among small parties.
Five persons were killed over the
week end in pre-election violence.
The government said, however, that
the election was orderly and that
80 per cent of the voters partici
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