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Liner Queen Elizabeth
Lightened to Enable
Move From Sandbar
By the Associated Press
SOUTHAMPTON, England, April
15,—The giant liner Queen Eliza
beth, stuck solidly on a sandbar eight
miles off the coast, began discharg
ing her passengers, cargo and oil to
other vessels today.
The Cunard White Stir liner, the
world's largest passenger vessel,
went aground in a fog last night
while nosing her way into her home
port with 2,446 passengers aboard.
Twelve tugs and the Queen Eliza
beth’s own mighty engines failed to
budge her at high tide tonight after
the vessel had been lightened.
First-class travelers were among
the first sent ashore in tenders.
Crewmen, numbering about 1,000,
will be the last to leave.
May Be Stuck Three Days.
Divers and agents for Lloyds of
London, which carries much of the
Queen’s insurance. Stood by to ex
amine her bows when she shook
loose from the sand. If her plates
have been strained, the Queen Eliz
abeth may be out of service for a
long time. The only drydock large
enough for her repair, the George V
at Southampton, is occupied with
putting a new stem on the Queen
Harbor men were pessimistic about
chances of floating the Queen to
night. One tug master predicted the
ship would not be moved for three
days. Another said:
“They may have to wait for the
next big tide some time in June be
fore they can move her."
A port health official, who boarded
the ship half an hour before she
struck, came ashore this morning
and said the grounding had pro
duced "no sensation” among the
“When the passengers first heard
what happened, they were all—es
pecially the women—very thrilled
and ovnitorl Kill nr thn rlnln„
tinued, a small percentage began to
get very fed up."
Next High Tide at 6:30 P.M.
The next high tide which will
permit a fresh effort to drag the
ship off the mudbank will be at
6:30 p.m. Officials ssid it was un-!
likely any cabin or tourist class!
passengers would be taken off the
ship by tender today.
The Elizabeth originally was
scheduled to dock in Southampton
at 7:30 p.m. yesterday. Balked last
night in their plans to go ashore,
the passengers danced and took
part in the usual shipboard amuse
ments as though the ship still were
at sea instead of hard aground.
Hundreds of persons who were
here to meet her, however, fared not
so well. Many failed to obtain hotel
rooms and slept in chairs or oni
Among those aboard the liner
were Will Clayton. American Un
dersecretary of State for Economic
Affairs, who is on his way to
Geneva: Actress Beatrice Lillie and^
Randolph Churchill, son of Britain's1
wartime Prime Minister. Thev
boarded the vessel in New York:
last Wednesday.
___ (
Coster Takes Post Today
In Justice Department
Leonard L. M. Coster, 32. of 4434
Davenport street N.W., who, since
May, 1943, has been a special as- 1
sistant and administrative assistant!
to the United States Attorney, today j
was scheduled to begin new duties!
as a Justice Department attorney.:
Mr. Coster began as a clerk in!
the United States Attorney’s office
in 1938, after being graduated In
law from National University. Since
1943. in addition to his other duties,
he has been in charge of the
clerical force of the United States
Attorney in the District Court
As a special assistant to the
United States Attorney, he has :
handled informations drawn up
against defendants under new
rules. Mr. Coster also has handled
habeas corpus.
At the Justice Department. Mr.
Coster expects to handle cases be-'
fore the Amnesty Board, dealing!
with Splprtivp Sprvipp vinl at nrc i
Chaplin Tells Reporters
He's Not a Communist
By tb* Associated Press
NEW YORK, April 15.—Movie
Actor Charles Chaplin told a news
conference. "I am not a Communist,”
md added:
"I do admit that in the early days:
)f the war I did sympathize with;
Russia because she was helping hold
the Allied front.”
Reiterating statements hi made:
last week at a news conference for
foreign newspapermen? Chaplin told
American reporters yesterday:
‘ I have never voted and probably
never shall, because I am not a na
tionalist: I never belonged to any
nolitical party in my life. I am not
touting for any idealism or schism.”
The comedian said, “I did a great
Seal for the war effort, but it was
never advertised.” He continued:
"If you want to stop wars, then;
let all men over 50 go to war and!
keep the young men at home. I
am over 50.”
Lt’NCH KIT, name ‘Undine’ cut in; lost
Monday morning, vie.1 Gallatin si. n.w
3E. 2S»8._—in
OPERA GI ASSES, mother of pearl, in blue
jlush bag; lost Sun. afternoon. Reward
[JO. 1784._—1 7
OVERCOAT, man’s gray, left in cab at
Jnion Station Friday. Reward WIL
■CINSQN. AT 1784_—16
PERSIAN CAT. gray: Sun. afternoon, vie.
California and 24th sts. Reward Dupont
PIV. prilri mandolin i * w
colored stones, lost Sun. nr. Tidal Basin
sentimental value. Call MRS. COFFEY
at OL. 2500. Ext. 453. bei 8 and 4 30
or at OL, 3352. after 6_Rrward. — 10
PIN, diamond bar; April H: reward Cal'
DU 8117,_15
RAT TERRIER, black and white. 15 year
old scar on rear leg. Manchester black an<
tan. about 7 years old: no marks. These
dogs were constant companions. Rewarc
Telephone Hyatt sviile 5393.__17 •
SHELLRIM GLASSES, tan leather case
vicinity of 14th and E sts. n.w : reward
EM. 1519.»
SHOES, ladies', box containing two pairs,,
on Lincoln Park streetcar Saturday after
noon around 1:30: finder please notify
MRS. GLORIA B TUASON. 2348 14th St 1
n.e.; reward. DU. 7842. after B pm i
WHITE POODLE, male, strayed Saturday.
April 5, from 2700 blk. Ga. ave. n.w.; S25
reward. AD. 9512 or TA. 3788. —21_
WRISTWATCH, lady's: black band: bT
tween 7 and 8 p.m. Sun Please contact
MISS WB8T. AD. 8429, after B p.m. —15
WRIST WATCH, lady's, gift of deceased
mother, in or near Union Station. TR.
8895. 15*
WRIST WATCH, lady's, yellow gold, with
link band. Illinois: Mon. bet. 8 and 9 p.m.
Reward. FR. B574. •—IB
WRIST WATCH, man's, white gold, leather
strap: Mon., between 17th and Col. rd. and
3cnate Office Bldg. NO. 1629, —IB
please return billfold, which was a gift,
with identification cards and papers to
c. W. 8.. Apt. 304. 7OB N. Wayne at., Arl
Va.. or call CH. 3551. —17
COLLIE PUPPY, male tricolor; Monday.
Snrth Ariingon. CH. 5814.
WIRE HAIR TERRIER, found in Arlington.
Dale, yoking: was atruck by car. CH. 5814.
QUEEN ELIZABETH AGROUND OFF SOUTHAMPTON—Spectators on shore watch as tugs at
tempt to free the 85,000-ton liner Queen Elizabeth, which ran aground on a mud bank at the
entrance to Southampton Harbor. The liner was returning from a voyage to New York.
_ —AP Wirephoto via Radio From London.
De Gaulle's Political Return
Held Ill-Conceived, Premature
By Constantine Brown
Star Foreign Affairs Analyst
PARIS, April 15.—Gen. Charles de
Gaulle's reappearance on the French
political scene by creation of the
new political party, Rally of the
French People <RPF). is considered
by most political observers, including
his well wishers, as ill-conceived and
It is the truth that France's situa
tion, both domestic and interna
tional, has deteriorated in the last
three months. Economic conditions
are worse than last w’inter. Meas
ures adopted by the weak govern
ment are mere stabs in the dark,
nationalization of industries have
proven expensive experiments to the
taxpayers and new ordinances con
cerning food rationing and other
controls are causing the further
disappearance of goods from markets.
The colonial empire is tottering.
Rebellion which started last fall in
Indo-China has spread to Madagas
car and is now threatening to spread
to Tunis and Algeria. The Sultan of i
Morocco yesterday indicated his
intention to rally himself to tb .
Moslem League rather than rel^
in the future on French protection.
All these facts are making the
French people dissatisfied, but riot
vpfc rpariv tn hrppfc pwav frnm thp '
multi-party political system.
Lacked Patience.
Those who keep close touch with
3en. De Gaulle believed in the past
that he would continue to mark time
.intil the situation became so des
perate that the people would turn
:o him spontaneously and ask him
o lead the country out of its chaos.
Jnfortunately, say these intimates
>f the resistance leader; he and his
dose advisers did not have the pa
tience to await the major crisis which
pe himself predicted could not oc
:ur before next fall.
Gen. De Gaulle threw his hat in
he ring without a definite plan or
:conomic and political program.
His lieutenants believed that the
;ime was ripe for the general to as
sert himself, mainly on the assump
tion that America’s new policies to
ward Russia had made a deep im
pression on France and that those
vho looked on the Moscow-spon
sored Communists as France’s best
pet had begun to hesitate.
Editorials and other reports from
America have been interpreted by
:he clique around Gen. De Gaulle to
mean that the United States looked
favorably toward the reappearance
pf the general on the political scene.
\ good part of the movement relies
pn the new prestige America has
gained in this country lately.
Fear Disastrous Effects.
French and foreign political ob
servers fear, however, that Gen. de
Gaulle's movement, which appears
premature to them, may have dis
astrous effects. Old-time politicians
such as Leon Blum, Edouard Herriot
and the younger Popular Republican
leaders are already girding them
selves to defeat the RPF movement.
They have both the means and the
experience to do so.
Communists are reported pleased
with developments. They reckon that
because of the political inexperience
of Gen de Gaulle and his entourage,
the whole thing will result in a flash
in the pan which will be even more
short-lived than Gen de Gaulle’s
previous political career.
So long as he remained in the
background watching rather than
acting, he was considered subconsci
sciously by the French people as a
possible ‘‘man on a white horse” to
save the country if it reached the
lowest ebb. His present movement
now does away with this prospect.
De Gaulle Aims Appeal
At Independent Voters
PARIS, April 15 (A5).—Gen. Charles
de Gaulle was back in the political
arena today as leader of an active
ampaign against the Fourth Repub
ic’s six-month-old constitution.
Gen. de Gaulle, who resigned as
President of France’s first postwar
government a year and a half ago,
came out of political retirement yes
terday to proclaim the birth of the
Rally of the French People”
(RPF) and to assume leadership of
the movement.
Aimed at Independents.
Aiming his appeal at France’s in
dependent voters and adherents of
the more loosely affiliated political
parties, Gen. de Gaulle asked them
to stand united behind the RPF,
even as they had united for resist
ance against the Germans.
"The actual system by which rigid
and opposed parties share all the
powers must be replaced by another
in which executive power derives
from the country,” Gen. de Gaulle
Jacques Soustelle. Gen. de Gaulle’s
wartime chief of secret service and
postwar minister of information,
is the RPF’s secretary general. He
has announced the formation of
RPF groups in all France’s depart
Appeal Is Called Great.
Gen. de Gaulle made no char
acterization of the RPF as a polit
ical party or nonpolitical grouping.
He simply said Its aim was to pro
mote "the union of our people in
an effort at renovation and reform
of the state."
Observers felt that his appeal
was great, however—extending to
some of Foreign Minister Georges
Bidault's MRP, some right-wing
Socialists and the affiliated Demo
cratic and Socialist Union of Re
sistance (UDSRi.
These observers believed, how
ever, that the movement's im
portance lay in the reaction of the
Communist Party, which has at
tacked Gen. de Gaulle as an aspir
ing dictator.
Man Burns to Death in Bed
MARTINSBURG, W. Va„ April 15
(Special).—-Apparently the victim of
a fire started from smoking in bed,
Lawrence Preston Prather, 37, was
found dead at his farm home near
here yesterday. State Police and
Dr. G. C. Power, county coroner, who
investigated, said the fire had
burned itself out after destroying the
Lions Give School $1,800
LURAY, Va„ April 15 (Special).—
The Lions’ Club has alloted $1,800
for grading and landscaping the
high school grounds here.
U.S. Denies Seized Pail
Were Spying on Reds
ty lit* AstociaW Prw "
NANKING, April 15.—A statement
by the Chinese Communist radk
that two missing American officer;
were reconnoitering Red position;
at the time of their capture by Red
troops drew a rebuttal today from
the United States Embassy.
An Embassy statement said Maj
Robert Rigg of Chicago and Capt
John W. Coliings of Evanston. HI.
“were merely observing military
activities in the country of then
assignment in pursuance of the nor
mal functions of military attache;
and were acting independently in
this capacity.”
Maj. Riggs and Capt. Collins were
captured north of Changchun, Man
churian capital, March 1. The Em
bassy statement said it was awaiting
“further communications from Chi
nese Communist authorities who
have not yet complied with their
commitment” to release the two.
The broadcast which charged Maj,
Rigg and Capt. Collins with recon
noitering said they were being
“escorted out of the territory,” but
no word of their release has reached
American authorities.
TIENTSIN, April 15 UP).—A letter
extending the sympathy of the
government’s 2d army commander
was read today to 16 United States
Marines wounded in the Chinese
Communist attack which killed five
others near Hsinho April 5.
The Marines asked a representa
tive of the Chinese government gen
eral, Lin Wei-chou, if they might
have signed copies of his letter as
All the wounded are recovering
rapidly except one, who remains on
the critical list.
Funeral services are planned
Wednesday for the five dead.

George Rublee Elected
Harvard Alumni Head
George Rubles of the Washington
law firm of Covington, Burling,
Rublee, Acheson and Sharp, has
been elected president of the Harv
ard Alumni Association, according
to an announcement from the Uni
versity in Cambridge, Mass.
Mr. Rublee is a member of the
Harvard class of 1890. He was born
In Madison, Wis., and was in the
first class to graduate from Groton
School in Groton, Mass., in 1886.
President Wilson appointed him a
member of the Federal Trade Com
mission in 1915.
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BEAGLE HOUND, female, blk.. wh and
tan. Montgomery County license tag. 5291:
reward. Call SL, 5785. _
BILLFOLD. Saturday. April 12. Washing
ton or vie . containing money engraved
name of "Dichmeyers Garage"; reward.
Call Warfield 1192. between ft and 7 pm.
named “Chum." lost at Langley. Va For
any Information, call Elmwood ;W7 or DE.
0738: reward. _____—17
BLUE SILK PURSE, strap handle, white
glass clasp, in taxi bet. 3890 Woodley rd.
and Woodward & Lothrop. Sat., containing
•bout $100, Liberal reward. NO. 8101.
_—_ —18
race track Sat Liberal reward. 1. W.
POWELL. Union Trust Bldg . DI 8019.
BRACELET, silver swan chain District
Terminal. Monday. Reward. WI. ■ ■10,1.
BRACELET, gold link. Sat afternoon,
Chevy Chase or Foxhall rd. section: re
ward. GL 6080._~VS—
BRIEFCASE, brown leather, zipper, con
tained manuscript on £n
rtM r.anFBPfuKn rd.. Bcthesda. reward.
OL. 8374._.------— ;
ukiee'CASE. light brown, *'J. N.” initials.,
out a in lng passport, cimjnsh.o papers. j
outracts and other personal papers. Re-.
ward Call GE 0T68._
RRIEFCASE. yellow, ir.itials _p. H- «««
about 12x18x2. containing New York State
. ucome tax return, due today, passport and
her capers, in name of D. E. Heatn, lost
route to station by way of Newark,
nn.. Cathedral, through park. Va. ave.,
Monument and station. Reward. wO
5 12 or NA. 2417, _—
CAMERA. Agfa 020. left on 14* and^«;
fatur streetcar; reward. PN. 39.1.-Jj
«AT. irray-strlped, wl* 'bite chest and
8 months old, name
iu.nlty of Illinois are. and Gallatin st.
GE. 0<t83. _—11 ...
COCKER SPANIEL, black, male. 2 rears
m Brookland section; District tag NO.
- answers to name of FUi- 2*
Si! d. Telephone PE, 2833._ 11—
blk. Marlboro pike s.e. Saturday,
Jbbu's pet. Reward. HI. 0171._—
£P*»E RAG.. bUck. SaturdSy April 5,
v L. store: reward. EM. 14.12.__—10
!?« NECKPIECE. 4 skins *ble squirrel.
'n„!»b oetween 14th and
.N. Sunday a m. ME. 140. afte^ *>
X POSPRK METE*, vicinity of Ken^
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i?bl'S BRACELET, gold, set Wl* rlu*ter*
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