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i At Annual Meeting of
(Church Federation
| Dr. Arthur 8. Flemming, civil
; Service Commissioner and a mem
f her of the Foundry Methodist
i Church, was re-elected president of
* the Washington Federation of
{ Churches at the 27th annual meet
lng of the federation last night In
f the Hotel Btatler.
> The second layman to be choeen
head of the federation, Dr. Flem
ming was the winner of the Meth
odist Church's Outstanding Layman
Award for 1940.
br. C. Leslie Glenn, rector of 8t.
John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette
Square, and Dr. Charles Enders, pas
tor of Concordia Evangelical and
Reformed Church, were re-elected
vice presidents of the federation.
Tne two other vice presidents
chosen, each.serving for the first
time, were Col. Campbell C. John
son, executive assistant to Selective
Service Director MaJ. Gen. Lewis B.
Hershey, and Mrs. J. Birdsall Cal
kins, YWCA national president and
f a member of Clarendon Presbyterian
f Church, Arlington, Va.
Ward Re-elected Treasurer.
I Col. Johnson was winner of the
l 1944-48 federation’s layman's award.
3 He is a member of Nineteenth Street
* Baptist Church.
George H. Ward of Foundry Meth
odist Church was elected treasurer
of the federation for his third term,
while Walter W. Britt of First Con
gregational Church was chosen as
sistant treasurer. The recording sec
retary, G. Frederick Stanton of
Metropolitan A. M. E. Church, was
■ me Dasie cunerence Between tne
Russian and American people is the
Russians lack the faith we have in
herited from our Pilgrim and Found
ing Fathers,” Dr. Ralph W. Sock
man, minister of Christ Methodist
Church, New York, told the gather
ing in the principal address.
Dr. Sockman declared America
"must be remembered for its mis
sionary interests more than for its
military commissions.” He urged his
listeners to seek an understanding of
Russians and other peoples through
more “perspective” and less “emo
tional” standards.
In presenting his annual report to
the gathering, Dr. Frederick E. Reis
sig, executive secretary of the fed
eration, announced a Negro chaplain
will be appointed on a full-time basis,
for Freedman's Hospital this sum
Dr. Flemming, who presided, urged
that the 300,000 Protestant mem
bership in District churches be in
creased during the coming months.
He said this number was less than
60 per cent of the Washington popu
lation of age to join churches.
A feature of the affair was the
singing by the Washington Boys
Choir, under the direction of Clyde
J. Holt, minister of music at Calvary
Baptist Church.
Chairmen Appointed.
The nominating committee report
was made by the Rev. Walter F.
Wolf, minister of Arlington PresJjy
Iterlan Church, and the Installation
service was conducted by Dr. Charles
W. Sheerin, rector of Epiphany
Episcopal Church. Dr. Clarence W.
Cranford, pastor of Calvary Baptist
Church, ^id the opening prayer
' and Dr. Robert Moten Williams,
president of the Interdenomination
al Ministers Alliance, gave the bene
Federation department chairmen
appointed by Dr. Flemming were
the Rev. Paul Reaser, Christian
education: the Rev. Albert T. Molle
gen, welfare; Fred Croxton. institu
tional ministry, and Dudley Holt
man, business and finance.
Standing committee chairmen
announced at the meeting were
Mrs. J. Warren Hastings, just and
durable peace: the Rev. J. Adrian
Pfeiffer, radio; Dr. Edward H. Pru
den, world council of churches: Dr.
R. W. Brooks, race relations; Dr. J.
Calvin Keene, student a flairs; Dr
Ira S. Ernst, membership: Coleman
Jennings, government contact.
Also the Rt. Rev. Angus Dun.
Bishop of Washington, Protestant
strategy’: Dr. W. D. Bowman, mar
riage and home: the Rev. James
Albetson, evangelism; Dr. Charles
E n d e r s . Greenbelt Community
Church: Dr. Alfred W. Hurst, pub
lic meetings: Dr. Fred S. Busch
mever, annual lectureship, and Dr.
Frederic Brown Harris, public re
Shrine Circus Program
Is Praised by Dr. Mann
The program of acta for the Shrin”
Oireus opening Monday night at
Uline's Arena "tops all previous
shows here," in the opinion of Dr.
William M. Mann, director of the
Washington Zoo and chairman of
the Acts Committee for the circus.
Dr. Mann and his associate,
Maxim Lowe, have approved each
act for the three-ring circus, spon
sored by Almas Temple. At a meet
ing today with Managing Director
Howard P. Foley of the Temple, Dr.
Mann declared "there are enough
thrilling spectacles to keep specta
tors tense with excitement for
three hours."
The animal acts, bareback riders
and aerial performers received spe
cial praise from Dr. Mann. Proceeds
from the Shrine Circus will go to
the Almas Charities and Activities
Fund and the Crippled Children's
Hospitals. Tickets are on sale at
the Temple, 131S K street N.W.. and
Ballard's, Thirteenth and G streets
St. Anthony's Sodality
To Hold Fashion Show
Members of St. Anthony's So
dality will model clothes In a fash
ion show at 8:30 o’clock tonight
! in the parish hall, Twelfth and
Monroe streets N.E.
Modeling for the senior group
will be Mrs. George E. Herring, Mrs.
William L. Sheridan, Mrs. Margaret
j O'Donnell and Mrs. John W. Oeh
mann. For the juniors, Rita Mitch
ell, Peggy Sheridan and Patricia
I Schllke will model.
Members of the Ave Maria Club
will be hostesses.
Weather Report V
District of Columbia — Mostly
cloudy and mild, with showers and
possibly a thunderstorm this aftfr-j
noon. Some cloudiness, windy and!
cooler, with lowest about 44 tonight.1
Mostly, sunny and cool tomorrow.
Virginia and Maryland — Some
cloudiness, windy and cooler, with
showers in the mountains tonight.
Showers ending this afternoon in
east and central portions. Clearing
and cool tomorrow.
Wind velocity, 4 miles per hourf
direction, southwest.
River Report.
(From U. 8 Engineer*).
Potomac River cloudy at Harpers Ferry
and slightly muddy at Great Falls;
Shenandoah clear at Harpera Ferry.
Temperature and Humidity.
(Readings at Washington National Airport.)
Temperature Humidity
Yesterday— Degree*. Per Cent.
Noon _ 64 46
4 p.m. - 69 37
3 P.m. _ 61 62
Midnight _ 66 82
8 a m - 53 96
1:30 p m__ 58 96
Rerord Temperatures Thl» Tear.
Highest. *6. on April 6.
Lowest 7. on February 5.
Tide Tablfe.
(Furnished by United States Coast and
Geodetic Survey.)
Today. Tomorrow.
High - 4:06 a.m. 4:58 a.m.
Low _11:00 a.m. 12:01pm
High i_ 4:25 p.m. 5:19 p.m.
Low J_11:32 pm. _ _
The 8uu and Maun.
Rises, i Sets.
Sun. today __ 5:30 6:*«
Sun. tomorrow 5:28 *8:47
Moon, today 3:34 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
Automobile lights must ba turned on
one-half hour after aunset.
Monthly precipitation in inches in the
Capital (current month to data):
Month. 1947 Average. Record. I
January _ 3.18 3.55 7.83 '37
February _ 1.27 3.37 6.84 '84
March _1.02 3.75 8.84 '91
April . 1:40 3.27 9:13 '89
May _ 3.70 10.69 ’89!
June -- 4 13 10.94 '00
July - ... 4 71 11.06 '45 ■
August _ 4.01 14.41 '28;
September_ 3.24 17.45 '34
October _ _ 2 84 8.81 '371
November _ 2.37 7.18 '771
December _ . 3.33 7.58 '01 j
Temperatures In Various Cities.
High Low. High. Low.
Albuoueroue 74 39 Miami 80 76
i Atlanta 66 61 Milwaukee 41 30
Atlantic City .<6 .40 New Orleans 75 60
Bismatck 40 28 New York 67 48
Boston . 66 Norfolk 56 501
'Buffalo ,43 “tela. City. 58 3.41
i Chicago 50 iaha . 63 29
Cincinnati 72 oenix 9.3 57 1
Detroit 50 ttsburgh 72 52
E! Paso 79 P land. Me. 60 33
1 Galveston 71 68 Si. Louis 58 43
Harrisburg 6p 49 8 Lake C. 87 to
IndlgngpoH* 63 40 San Antonio 77 .41
Kansas Citv 68 33 8 Francisco 79 52
Loe Angeles *4 .45 Seattle . . 75 46
Louisville 76 54 Tampa 86 74
Balsa means “raft" in Spanish and
was applied to the wood after Span
ish explorers found Indians of South
America using rafts made of it.
Man Gets i Months, Fined
$500 in Wife's Car Death
By ,th# Associated Frets
LURAY, Va., April 16.—Judge
W. C. Ford yesterday overruled a
defense motion to set aside a Page
County Circuit Court, jury’s verdict
of involuntary manslaughter against
Raymond Booth of Beltsville, Md.,
and sentenced Booth to six months
on the State convict road force. A
$500 fine also was imposed.
Julge Ford suspended execution
of thA sentence for 60 days to allow
Booth's attorneys to appeal.
‘"'Booth, a carpenter, was convicted
on February 13 in connection with
the death of his wife, Frances, who
was killed on a fall from Booth's
car on August 4.
; Booth has been free under $3,000
bond since his conviction. Judge
Ford continued the bond yesterday.
Havre de Grace Entries
•y the Associated Press
Re In In I end Sloppy.
FIRST RACE—Purse, $2,500; elaimlnc
2- year-olds; maidens: 4 iurlonas.
St. Band 120 Best Bib . .120
Sweet Bobby. 117 BU Chris 120
Little Bobby... 120 Willamar l2<>
Bain Beret _ _ 120 Carolina Frank 120
Theodore -12(1 Happy Pappy 120
a Hallsan -12o a Mad Pass .. 117
a Cinch . 120 Stamp Album. 117
Abbes First 117 Toppy . 117
a Zanttlnier - Horkheimer and Hall
SECOND RACE—Purse. S2.600; elaim
ine: 3-year-olds: 0 furlonas
Draw One 11S Marty B. 115
xHelen Miller 105 Silver Cloth 110
Over the Hill lib Haramar 115
Little Pistol ... 110 Bic Dot 110
xBlncon ...... 110 Diseernlnt Eye 110
xBuddy V. _ 110 xPlayer Lee . 113
Royal Sarada 110 Barber Buck 115
Queen o' Hearts 110 xBriar Bioom . 112
THIRD RACE—Purse. $2,500; maidens,
3- year-olds; fi furlonas.
aDenaeee_ 122 Reflex Arc_ 122
Papete _ 117 Ocean Play_ 122
Swina Tune_ 117 aSebo __122
•Jonquil- 117 Maior Btone ._ 122
Eaale Eye_ 122 Problem Lais_177
Facile . 117 Command ... 122
Weather O. K. . 122 Reproduction.. 122
Mint O Morn 122 Lauranla ... 117
a Cohen and Shelhorst entry.
FOURTH RACE—Purse. $3,600; claim
int; 3-year-olds; 0 furlonas.
xCohat. _ 110 Sunrise 8ail_ 110;
aMarla 112 bLovely Imp.._ 110
xForward March 114 aFall Guy 115
xKnieht* Hurry 105 xDispelled_ 1101
Gay Data 114 Rompina .. . 110;
Honest Knave . 122 xPost Time _ 110
Captain Kidd 115 hxReaalned llOf
a Pistorio and Horkheimer entry,
b Bobanet Stable enrty.
FIFTH RACE—Purse, $5.00(1; allowances;
3- year-olds and upwards: 0 furlonis.
axHammer Lock 00 Flaahburn .114
Glnarile . . 103 xBossiney _ 100
Rippey __ 114 Cat Bridie __ 118
axSollure PP
a—H. G. Bedwell entry.
SIXTH RACE—Purse. *2.500; claiming
4- year-olds and upward; 1 mile and 70
Gambling Andy 122 Saxonian 117
Hibernian ... 117 xSlormy Bill . 112
xJab Me 112 xBelldapper . 112
Loudoun Boy . 112 xWlse Step... 112
1 SEVENTH RACE—Purse. *2.500: claiming,
i 4-year olds and upward; l mile and ft)
1 yards:
xEpay _
Candle Ends __
Stay Time _
i Toonervllle
j xCharmlna Hero 112
EIGHTH RACE—Purse. *2.500;. claiming.'
:4-year-olde and upward, l 1-18 miles:
Miss Kalola_11* xValdina Bins 109
x—Apprentice allowance claims.
fyly by Cliff*** 1
(tonwattiom from U*b««
via Panok da lr«*B)
Less thin i div’i dying
^ New York ... Bound
trip reservition* confirmed.
See your Travel Agent or
Til. Republic 5700
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' E. Reissig (left), executive secretary of the Washington Federa
! tion of Churches, discusses the federation’s annual report with
Dr. Ralph W. Sockman (center), minister of Christ Methodist
Church, New York, and Dr. Arthur 8. Flemming, civil service
commissioner. Dr. Reissig presented the report at the federa
tion’s annual meeting last night in the Hotel 8tatler.
' : _—Star Staff Photo.
Windsor Helps in Laying Hose
At Fire in Waldorf Astoria
ly the Associated Press
NEW YORK. April 16.—Up in the
Tower Apartments of the Waldorf
Astoria, the most elite part of that
elite hostelry, they had a Are this
morning, and even it was in the
grand manner.
A distinguished game of gin
rummy was interrupted, a fireman
somewhat dramatically rescued
: $200,000 worth of Jewels, a' *2,000
mink coat was burned, and the
Duke of Windsor helped lay the
hose lines.
Baron Egmont van Zuylen, a for
mer Dutch diplomat, and his baron
ess were entertaining guests at gin
j rummy in their 36th-floor, flve
;room suit* when the fire was dis
. covered in a bedroom Just before last
"And Just at that time I held the
- best hand of the evening," Mrs.
George Gregory told a reporle”.
Another guest was the Baroness
de Rytsis.
An alarm was sounded and sev
eral guests came from nearby
floors of the Tower to help hotel
employes wield hand extinguishers
and lay hose lines, one being Eng
land's former king. Reporters did
not see the Duchess of Windsor at
the scene.
When firemen arrived one dashed
into a bedroom and came out with
a box containing an estimated
$200,000 worth of family jewelry
and heirlooms. Another box con
taining the Jewelry of Baron van
Zuylen's daughter, Harry Helen, 19,
also was saved.
The blaze, of undetermined
origin, was under control in 10 or
15 minutes, but the apartment was
filled with smoke and there was
some water damage.
Dr. James Jgckson, hotel physi
cian. said no dne was injured,
j Another suite was put at the dis
posal of the baron and his family.
i I
Western Delegations
Prepare to Wind Up
Moscow Conferences
By Newbold Noyes, Jr.
Star Staff Cerrwponrfant
MOSCOW, ApriJ 18—The three
western delegations to the Coun
cil of Foreign Ministers are
getting ready to wind up- their
business as quickly as possible
in the next few days, convinced
that this conference is now all
over but the shouting.
There Is still some shouting to do.
Today the ministers talk about Ger
man coal and the Austrian peace
treaty. They am supposed, before
finally adjourning, to consider a re
port of the Trieste Financial Com
They may take a last-minute
crack at Secretary of State Mar
shall's suggestion that occupation
forces in Europe be cut down. They
could even, before disbanding, go
back over some of the basic problems
of the German settlement which
[they have so far been unable to
But the outlook for all these dis
cussions Is black. It is so black
that, unless the possibility of agree
ment is quickly apparent, the ten
dency will be to toes the issues to
the deputies and push on toward
Marshall exasperated.
As visiting delegates scramble to
arrange their passage home, they
can ponder what Gen. Marshall said
yesterday, a few hours before he
went at last to the Kremlin for his
talk with Prime Minister Stalin.
Bitterly exasperated after five
weeks of futile bickering, he criti
sized Soviet Foreign Minister Molo
tov for destroying any possibility
of agreement on a four-power treaty
to keep Germany disarmed. Then,
reverting to fundamentals almost
lost in the hurlyburly of recent
Council debates, he reminded his
colleagues that Russia had refused
to carry out the Potsdam agree
ment until they got agreement on
reparations from Germany’s cur
rent production.
“That stand of the Soviet gov
ernment,” he said, "has been the
root of most of our difficulties and
is the basis of our disagreement at
this table.”
It sounded suspiciously like his
epitaph for the conference.
Austrian Accord a Question.
The great question now, of course,
is whether it may still be possible
for the Ministers to salvage some
sort of agreement on Austria out of
their over-all failure to accomplish
anything else of importance at this
session. Gen. Mark Clark, the Sec
retary's Austrian deputy, has pub
licly insisted it is possible. In theory,
at least, he is right. But. in fact,
he knows very well how small the
possibility is.
To understand why it is so small,
one has only to study the logic be
hind the epitaph Gen. Marshall pro
nounced yesterday.
The economic factor is the key to
the over-all problem faced here. The
Russias so far have refused to con
sldevsny solution to the economic
problem unless they get reparations,
out of Germany's production.
Faced with this situation, the Min
isters turned their backs two weeks
ago on the crucial business of ;an
economic solution and tried to see
what other minor agreements could
be wrung out of the conference.
There was by then obviously no hope
of agreeing on political issues in
Germany. There were, however,
some subjects which looked as
though they could be isolated from
the central mass of disagreement
and solved by themselves.
France Will Get Coal.
One of these wgs France’s pro
posal that she be allowed to in
corporate into her economy the in
dustries of the Saar region, which
should be detached from Germany.
America and Britain agreed to this
proposition and whatever happens
France will get a large part of the
Saar coal, which is what she really
wants. But Russia so far has blocked
an agreed decision on the issue. Mr.
Molotov apparently wanted to see
what kind of deal was possible in
this connection regarding other ma
jor points of disagreement. He
would not, that is, allow the Saar
issue to be isolated.
Another problem which held the
possibility of solution by itself was
the four-power treaty to keep Ger
many disarmed. Again, however,
Mr. Molotov proved unwilling to
allow the project to be isolated and
Japan Clamps Down
The t Japanese government has
prohibited the diversion of critical
materials into production of non
essential items. This. Tokyo re
ports, is the first definite step taken
to curtail output of unnecessary
products, especially those made from
metal, leather, textiles and rubber
materials. ]
13 Are Found Guilty
in Hungarian Plot;
3 Sentenced to Die
ly Auoeietad Frau
BUDAPEST, April 16.—A Peo
ples Court convicted 13 persons
today of plotting against the
Hungarian republic in an effort
to re-establish the regime of
Admiral Nicholas Horthy by
armed revolt. Three of them
were sentenced to die by stran
Those condemned to die were Dr
Gyorgy Donatn, a former member
of Parliament who was accused of
being the •'brains” behind the al
leged conspiracy against the Hun
garian republic; aging former Qen.
Lajos Dalniki Veress, at whose home
the state charged an "underground
chief command" was established Oc
tober 31,1946, and Sandor Andras.
Sentenced to life imprisonment
were Istvan Szent Miklossy, accused
of establishing the alleged revolu
tionaries’ economic policy, and
Baiint Arany, accused fit being one
of a committee of seven in charge
of engineering the purported plot.
8 Defendants Get Terms. '
The remaining eight defendants
were sentenced to serve from 1 to
14 years at hard labor. All the sen
tences are subject to review by the
Supreme Council of the Peoples
interior Munster Laszlo Rajk, a
Communist, announced January 4
that 55 persons had been arrested
in connection with the alleged plot,
which he said was to have been
touched off the moment Russian
occupation forces left the country
Anti-Communists declared the ac
cusations were part of a Communist
“frame-up,” intended to eliminate
the dominant Small Holders Party
from the government.
Arany. who was sentenced to life
imprisonment, organized the Small
Holders Party.
Donath, when he testified before
the Peoples Court February 27, de- j
nied his guilt, but said an order
creating an “underground chief
command" had been signed at the
home of Gen. Veress), October 31,
1946. Donath said he had tried to
revive the "Hungarian community,”
an antl-Communlst, anti-German
Hungarian Nationalise Group and
that it had 60 to 80 members by the
end of November, last year.
Admiral Horthy, who was regent
of Hungary for 14 years, was re
leased from Jail in Niemberg more
than a year ago, after having been
held for a time as a possible witness
in the war crimes triuls before the
International Military Tribunal.
He and his cabinet resigned near
the end of the war, because, he said,
they tried and failed to get an arm
istice from the Allies. The Germans
immediately arrested him. He was
last reported living near Munich.
Trio Held Here in Theft
Of Army War College Safe
Three colored men charged with
taking a safe contain ng *389 from
the Officers' Club at the Army War
College today awaitel grand Jury
action, after a hearing before United
States Commissioner Needham C.
Turnage yesterday.
The men were Identified as a trio!
pieked up the morning of April 8
by a cab driver, who said they di-|
rected him to a point on the college’
grounds where they retrieved a safe
from beside the road. The driver,
William V. Johnson, colored, of the
2100 block of Tenth street N.W.,
testified further he drove the men
to a dump at the end of Fifty-first
street S.E., where they tried unsuc
cessfully to open the safe.
Mr. Johnson added it was after he
took them back do* jtown that he
called police who ref vered the safe.
Held are Aaron P dger, 26, of the
700 block of Fourth ;treet N.E., un
der *2,000 bond; J ed D. Bell, 34,
same address, and flfryd Neair, 29,
of the 200 block : G street N.E.,
both under *1,000 ond each.
Pressmen Er / Walkout
On 3 St. Loi /s Dailies
By Iht / <tsciot*d Br«»
ST. LOUIP April 16.—Pressmen
on three 8t puis dallies agreed to
return to JTk today, ending a
walkout r p had forced the news
papers to suspend publication since
last Sunday.
The decision followed receipt of
another telegram from George L.
Berry, president of the International
Printing Pressmen’s and Assistant’s
Union, AFL, saying the walkout
over a wage dispute violated the
pressmens contract with the pub
The telegram, which called the
strike "unauthorised," was read at
a meeting of the local last night
and the men voted to return to their
The dailies are the Post-Dispatch,
Globe-Democrat and Star-Times.
The pressmen who now receive $73
weekly are seeking a $9.50 Increase.
The publishers offered & $4 weekly
ncrease and agreed to arbitrate.
Star's Antarctic Correspondent
Tells Pupils of White Continent
Thomas R. Henry, correspondent for The Star on the Ant
arctic expedition, as he said good-by to Rear Admiral Richard
E. Byrd at the Naval Gun Factory dock after the flagship
returned from the Antarctic. —Star Staff Photo.
Back from Antarctica, Thomas R.
Henry, correspondent of The Star,
today told students about the in
credible continent at the South Pole
on The Star’s News for Schools pro
gram over Station WMAL.
Jack Perkins of the Pish and
Wildlife Service, who brought back
the penguins for the Zoo, was in
terviewed by William Coyle of The
Star on the same program.
"There is, of course, no darkness
during the three months of summer
in the Antarctic,” Mr. Henry said,
"but much of the time the country
is buried in a thick, strange white
ness through which it is almost as
difficult to see as through the black
ness of a tropical midnight.
"Cities, cathedrals, palaces, land
scapes are seen floating in the sky.
They are a type of mirage due to
the reflections of ice formations
against the horizon. Very often the
sky is green, not blue. It is a
strange shade of green, something
like spring pasture grass.”
Mr. Henry said he is frequently
asked since his return if he has
thawed out. He said he was never
uncomfortably cold.
"This expedition,” he said, "was
there in the middle of the far
southern summer. The average
temperature remained above zero
and, if I remember correctly, the
coldest was 38 below zero. This is
cold enough but no colder, than
would be experienced in parts of
the United States in midwinter.
“During our summer, the Antarctic
is undoubtedly the coldest place in
the world with normal temperatures
of 50 below. It is very much colder
at the South Pole than at the North
Pole and colder almost anywhere in
Antarctica than almost anywhere
in Greenland.
“This is reason why there is no
higher life there. There are never
long enough interludes in the cold
for life to get started. The only
vertebrates are birds and mammals
that live entirely from the sea and
must remain very close to the edge j
of the <lee-shelf or perish.”
Meyer Asks Senators
To Restore House Cut
In Psychiatric Funds
Eugene Meyer, owner of the Wash
ington Post and former president
of the National Committee on Men
tal Hygiene, urged the Senate Ap
propriations Committee today to re
store a $1,100,000 House cut in funds
for psychiatric training and re
Mr. Meyer, together with Senator
Pepper, Democrat, of Florida, spon
sor of the National Mental Health
Act of 1948, and Dr. Daniel Blain of
the Veterans’ Administration, de
scribed the Nation’s facilities in this
field as “totally inadequate.’’
Restoration of the $1,100,000 would
give recognition to the importance
of this national need and encourage
the medical profession in its efforts
to find the causes of mental dis
eases, the witnesses said. They
added that funds are even more
necessary because of the acute short
psychiatric social workers.
Testifying at Senate subcommittee
hearings on the Labor-Federal
Security Administration appropria
tion bill, they opposed the recent
House action in reducing from
$2,500,000 to $1,400,000 the budget
request for the training and research
program authorized by the National
Health Act.
Mr. Meyer declared that mental
illness receives far less public at
tention and professional treatment
than do many othgr diseases for
which millions of dollars are col
lected annually. He said the full
$2,500,000 for the mental health
training: and research program
would not solve the problem, but it
would 14ad to substantial economies
and “relieve more suffering than
any other training would.”
Part pf the blame for the shortage
of psychiatrists in the United States
today, Mr- Meyer continued, rests on
medical schools.
Senator Pepper declared that
more than 100 times the amount re
quested in this bill is spent each
year to maintain patients in mental
"Yet,” he said, "we are asked to
find the causes of mental ill health.
If. we .are to do so, then now is the
time to spend a minimum decent
sum for training and research. That
would be a small but firm step in
the right direction toward better
mental health of our people.”
Dr. Blain, who is in charge of
psychiatric activities for the Vet
erans’ Administration estimated
that several thousand doctors,
trained in psychiatry, could be add
ed to the present number in the
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Bill to Shift Control
Of Recorder Office to
D.C. Given Committee
The House District Committee
today has before it a bill to place
the Office of the Recorder of Deeds
under the District Commissioners.
The measure was introduced lata
yesterday by Representative Horan,
Republican, of Washington, it fol
lows an investigation matte last
month by Mr. Horan’s office into
alleged irregularities by the re
corder’s office.
At present, the recorder Is ap
pointed by the President and is in
dependent of the city government.
The post is traditionally given to a
Would Apply 1923 Act.
Mr. Hortn, chairman of the Rouse
Appropriations Committee’s District
Subcommittee, had the bill prepared
by Corporation Counsel Vernon
Under its provisions, the recorder
and all his personnel would be
placed under the Commissioners and
classified for salat? purposes under
the classification act of 1993.
The auto lien section of the re
corder’s office would be transferred
to the Department of Vehicles and
All collections of fees now being
made by the recorder would be
taken over by the District Collector
of taxes, and both disbursements
and receipts would be made sub
ject to District audit.
Provides for Machinery ,
Another proviso would empdfeer
the Commissioners to purchase any
machinery needed for the function
ing of the office. This was believed
to be In line with the criticism of
some citizen groups that photoetatic
equipment could eliminate much of
the backlog of unrecorded legal In
struments now said to exist.
Although, at the begining of his
Investigation, Mr. Horan Issued a
statement exonerating the person
nel of the recorder’s office from
wrongdoing, he also expressed dis
satisfaction with the organlzstion
of the office.
He criticized Dr. Marshall L.
Shepard, the recorder, for spending
too much time sway from his job.
Dr. Marshall is s minister for a
church in Philadelphia.
Marshal Milch Found
Guilty of War Crimes
Sy the Associated Press
NUERNBERG, Germany, April 18.
—Field Marshal Gen. Erhard Mileh,
one of the builders of the Luft
waffe which smashed Europe to its
knees early in th< war, was con
victed of war crimes and crimes
against humanity today by a three
judge American court.
Sentence will be imposed tomor
row. The verdict could carry a
hanging penalty.
Judge Robert M. Toms of De
troit handed down the decision thf
afternoon as Milch, in a faded bltM
airforce uniform without insignia,
listened. The 30-page opinion was
written by Judge Toms and Judge
F. Donald Phillips of North Caro
lina. Judge M. A. Musmanno of
Pittsburgh concurred in a separate
Milch, now 5S, was convicted of
taking an extraordinary part In the
recruiting of slave labor for air
craft plants. This constituted a
war crime, the tribunal ruled. The
treatment of the slave labor, of
which Milch had full knowledge,
represented a crime against human
ity. the opinion stressed.
Milch was acquitted of a third
count in the indictment-abetting
medical experiments on humans.
The court found that even though
the experiments in low pressure
chambers and in freezing water
were performed for the Luftwaffe,
Milch’s awareness of them was only
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