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TEXAS CITY FIRES PERI; ; - :i i . ' i 1“* Death Toll Is Estimated at 650, 3,000 Hurt; No Damage Figures Governor Proclaims State Of Emergency; Residents Begin Return to Homes (Full Page of Pictures on A-9.) By the Associated Press TEXAS CITY, Tex., April 17.—Gov. Beauford Jester Issued a proclamation declaring a state of emergency in explosion-shattered Texas City today, even as reassured residents who had fled the city began returning to their homes. The Governor, in his proclamation issued at Austin, outlined steps to be taken to keep the situation under control in the stricken city. Meanwhile, firefighters massed to smother flames in oil tanks which still threatened to ignite other tanks of high octane gas. J. H. Hill, deputy Mayor appointed by Mayor J. C. Trahan to aid him in the emergency, said water and light utilities were back in operation. He said there was no further fear of water contamination. He would not estimate the damage done to Texas City by the five terrific explosions yesterday and today. Hhe said it was too early to attempt it. 3,000 Persons Are Injured. The death toll remained at an estimated 650, with 3,000 injured, according to Dr. Clarence Quinn, medical co-ordinator appointed by Mayor Trahan. Gov. Jester said the Red Cross had reported that 364 had been embalmed, 400 were positively known to be dead, and that another 200 to 250 were believed dead. (Red Cross headquarters in wasnmgton reported * this afternoon that 400 were known dead, revising downward an earlier figure of 714 which it had given out. Besides the 400, an estimated 250 to 375 were believed to have ben killed, the Red Cross added.) The wind, blowing from the north last night, had subsided, and billowing smoke from burning oil at noon was rising in swirl ing columns straight above the fires. Earher plans to use demolition equipment to halt the spread of fire was abandoned at noon, Mr. Hill said. “We won’t try it at this time. We see no need for it.” City Will Be Sprayed With DDT. He said four, major fuel storage tanks had been extinguished, but even as he made the report to Hal Boyle, Associated Press writer, there was a fresh shower of smoke and flames roaring skyward. Reports circulated that a new tank had collapsed and caught fire. Mr. Hill said the city would be sprayed with DDT by planes as a protective measure. The city began to come back to life at noon. So many auto mobiles entered the town that a traffic jam occurred downtown. Debris \*as being removed. This morning Deputy Constable Herbert Whitmore had said that all of Texas City was in danger. Mr. Hill later today said this danger seemed passing. Only 1,000 Remain in City. The city’s 15,000 residents had dwindled to about 1,000 today, A. R. Duncan, Houston policeman, said. Many made homeless have moved to a nearby Army camp and to Galveston, Houston and other towns. The fear of chlorine gas last night caused others to leave. A false rumor spread that an official evacation order had been issued, and caused hundreds to move. The task of claiming 223 bodies at an improvised morgue in the school gymnasium was completed early today. But more bodies are still being found and moved to the gymnasium, still decorated with wilted bunting from a recent school party. Lines of dazed citizens stand out side. waiting to enter a few at a time to identify relatives. Willis E. Hamontree, chief boatswain's mate of Maryville, Tenn., yesterday alone brought 107 of the 223 bodies to the morgue in a 5-ton Navy truck. Only a few cases of looting were reported. Highway patrolmen picked up a man last night. They found $6,000 In cash on him and took him into custody. Eighty-thousand pounds of foamite was rushed here today from Bay town by the Humble Oil Co., and 120 new firefighters were sent by Shell to join those on hand. *-; ; L. D. Romine, Red Cross official, said the major problem facing them today was the feeding of the home less and the rescue and relief work ers. Financial aid was being given to the poor in hospitals and else where by the Red Crass. Three new explosions rocked this Texas Coast industrial city today. They followed the two yesterday morning at 9:12 a.m. that set off the chain of disaster and tragedy. At dawn a blanket of billowing black smoke, covered the city, the result of new oil fires caused by the newest explosions on the Liberty ship High Flyer. At 1:10 a.m. there were two violent explosions as the burning High Flyer, U. S. Agencies Asked By Truman to Assist In Texas City Relief By the Associated Press President Truman said today he has asked every Govern ment agency to co-operate in relief of suffering in the Texas City disaster. He sent a telegram to Mayor J. C. Trahan of Texas City say ing : “I know that the Red Cross is ministejing to your stricken city and I have asked every Government agency to co operate in relief activity. ‘‘My heart and the heart of the Nation go out in deepest sympathy to the suffering people of Texas City. May God lighten the burden of sorrow which has fallen on the com munity with such tragic force.” loaded with nitrate, blew up, while four tugs tried to get her away from her berth. A secondary explosion occurred at 3:25 am., but it was far from be ing as intense as the two earlier. It appeared to come from one of the numerous oil tanks that dot the city. Capt. Volnev J. Shown of the Houston Police Department and di rector of rescue work, said that five minutes before the High Flyer blew up he had ordered 400 rescue work ers out of the dock area and that only 50 men were in the area at the time of the explosion. Officials were watching closely the progress of rescue workers who for uie inol luue suux auuiuy uici yes terday morning's explosions, pene trated the Monsanto Chemcial Co. plant, located in the immediate vi cinity of the initial explosion on the French vessel, the Grandcamp. Only police, military personnel and relief workers were permitted to re main in the city last night. Danger of chlorine was reported to be slight, in that the only known gases at the Monsanto plant were styrene, propane and butane. Thou sands of homeless residents were taken out of the city by Army trucks, buses, special trains and private cars to points as far away as Beaumont, Port Arthur and Orange, near the Louisiana State line. Throughout the night relief work ers searched the waterfront ruins I for dead and injured. Men carried I stretchers — bloody, oil soaked stretchers bearing the dead. Priests, some wearing gas masks as protection from poisonous gases from burning chemical company plants, read services for each body as it was brought into the ambu lance area. Soihe of the trucks pulled away with bodies stacked four and five deep. Police cars with public addresi systems broadcast instructions tc rescue crews, warning against loot ing and smoking and calling foi "blankets, sheets, coverages.” Fire aboard the French freighter iSee EXPLOSION. Page A-5.) Picture of Actual Blast Shows Bikini-Like Effect By th« Associated Press HOUSTON, Tex., April 17—De scriptions of the blast which wrecked a large portion of Texas City, likening it to the atom bomb explosion at Bikini, were borne out by a picture of the actual explosion R. W. Frederick and J. W. Kuhne, Texas A. & I. students from Kings ville, Tex., were on a Galveston i bay ferry taking pictures of the ; burning ship. Their lens caught the ship as it blew up. The picture was strikingly similar to the Bikini ! blast. The youths developed their pic tures for the Beaumont Journal, which made the print available to jits fellow Associated Press members ; throughout the country cm wire i photo's Nation-wide network. It ap pears in The Star today on Page A-9. Hal Boyle Likens Texas Blast to Attack on Ploesti Writer in Plane - Describes Ruins Of Burning Town By Hoi Boyle Associated Press Staff Correspondent OVER TEXAS CITY, Tex.. April 17.—Flaming Texas City today looks from the air like a peacetime parallel to war bombed Ploesti, Rumanian oil capital. xi is now cxo a.m., central stand ard time. We are making our third flight over the burning town. The fire-ravaged industrial sec tion and the peaceful residential areas offer the contrast between life and death. One is a two-mile-wide torch. The other is the living pattern of a deserted village, its fate still de pendent on whether the present favorable wind holds. Angry smoke towering to 3,000 feet spreads from the city like a gigantic black wing—deep and dense where it joins the ground, feather-thin where the wind has dispersed it. Capt. J. P. Talton of Atlanta, Ga., turns the two-engined Eastern Air (See BOYLE, Page A-4.) U. S. Speeds All Relief To Blasted Texas City; Red Cross Takes Over Medical Battalion Sent From Brooke Field; WAA Releases Supplies Half a dozen Government agencies were converging all the aid they could muster toward stricken Texas City today. The War Department said the en tire 32d Medical Battalion from Brooke Field, Tex., hkd been ordered to fly to the scene with medical eauinment and plasma. More plasma and sup plies were flown in from the Army Medical Depot in St. Louis. Red Cross h e a d q u a rters here announced this morning that Maurice Reddy and Stone Crane, their two veteran disaster i r e 1 i e f officials sent to direct **«ar. work there, had arrived in Galveston late last night. Basil O’Conor, national director of the Red Cross, also said he had wired Gov. Beauford Jester of Texas that in addition to the $250,000 im mediately set aside for relief at the Texas tragedy yesterday, more will be available if it is, needed. The War Assets Administration reported this morning that a num ber of surplus ambulances and med ical supplies from its stocks in the Texas area were already on hand and in use in Texas City. 17 Stations in Operation. Already 17 Red Cross emergency feeding stations and shelters are in operation, add eight mobile can teens serving outlying sections, na tional headquarters learned by tele phone today. More than 240 Red Cross nurses had checked in for duty with the Galveston headquarters, and the Galveston unit still was setting up | an information service that han dled 5,000 inquiries by mid-morning. Some 6,000 units of blood plasma had been flown in by the Red Cross, along with some whole blood, anti tetanus serum and gas gangrene antitoxin. Littlejohn Orders Supplies Sent. Maj. Gen. Robert M. Littlejohn, War Assets administrator, has ordered all WAA offices In the area to direct all available surplus med ical supplies to the scene immedi ately. The Army said almost *11 facil ities at Brooke Field has been turned (See OFFICIALS, Page A-2.) Fate of 6 WAA Plants Worth 36 Million in Blast Area Unknown •y th« Auocntad Prwt The War Assets Administra tion said last night it did not know the fate of six plants valued at $36,700,000 which it had for surplus disposal at Texas City, Tex. A spokesman said WAA held the following properties at Texas City: American Liberty 100-octane plant, $12,500,000; Republic Oil Refining Co., 100-octane plant, $11,7004)00; Tin Processing Corp., smelter, $7,500,000; Pan American Refinery, $3,000,000; a butadiene plant operated by Southport Petroleum Co. of Delaware, $1,500,000, and the utilities plant for Monsanto Chemical, $500,000. WAA sold the main Monsanto plant to the Monsanto Chemical Co. for more than $$,0004)00. It cost about $19,000,000 to build. Star Reporter Calls Texas City Giant Mortuary Mile-High Column Of Smoke Boils Over Shattered Gulf Town (Soon after receipt of news of yesterday’s disaster at Texas City, Tex., The Star sent Reporter George Kennedy to the scene by plane. This is his first dispatch, transmitted by long-distance tele phone.) , by beorge Kennedy Star Staff Correspondent TEXAS CITY. Tex., April 17.— “There it is,” said a newsreelman in a left seat of the plane. Everybody craned at the windows. Flames below at several widely-scat tered points are sending up black smoke that dominates the horizon like a mountain range. Texas City is still blazing. We put down at Galveston Airport. Two Army hospital planes are stand ing on the apron. They have brought in plasma, doctors and nurses from San Antonio. The mountain of smoke Is still all across the northern sky. We walk In the half-dark of dawn to neon lights that read “Steak and Spaghetti.” It is a wooden struc ture called the Amapola Cafe and the waitress behind the counter tells us the causeway to Texas City Is open. A telephone call brings taxis. The newsreel men load their equip ment and we start looking for the State highway patrol escort that Is to take us into the closed area. Flames Grow in Size. It is 16 miles to Texas City on the route we are taking. We meet no escort, but the highway guard waves us on when the newsreel men show their cameras. The flames under the smoke become larger and larger is we approach. Oil tanks and the curiously shaped retorts of refineries are all one sees if Texas City driving in. Finally we are among them. We stop to watch a tahk silently flaming into black smoke. The flames are licking mother tank. Thfl mopoHam t-aoA U /\Ma large piece of steel, a half inch thick, from the side of a tank has bitten into the highway a foot deep. We got out of the car and looked at the highway’s pock marks of bom bardment. A policeman is whistling frantic ally a quarter mile ahead, waving at us. We drive up to him. He asks who let us in the area. Whole Area Supposed to Explode. “This whole area is supposed to blow up in a minute,” he says. “Those tanks are filled with high octane gas. We shouldn’t care much if you all get killed. There are so many dead here already it wouldn’t make much difference, but we are trying to keep casualties down. We are all too near it now. I wish I could get out of here, but I have to stay.” We thank him and drive on. We realize why no fire equip ment and firemen were in that area. Texas City is a community of wooden cottages of the workers in its oil industries. Lacking paint, and with all their windows broken, they look as if they had been aban doned for years. They were lived in yesterday. The executives and higher-paid workers of industry live across the bay in Galveston, but as the first explosion occurred just after 9 o'clock (central time) yesterday morning, all were on hand to suffer the effects of the blast. Little City Is Giant Mortuary. We stop at the gymnasium, a large new building of tan brick, its steel sash windows entirely blown out. One hundred persons, men and women, are lined up on the sidewalk. The Salvation Army has a stand with milk, coffee and doughnuts alongside the line. Everyone talks in a hushed tone. This little city is a giant mortuary. Everyone is constantly aVare of the (Continued on Page A-5, Column 2.) Man's Body Found on Grave Of Wife, With Pistol Nearby William Arnold Barbour, for mer personal assistant to two St. Elizabeths Hospital superin tendents, was found shot to death today on his wife’s grave in Rock Creek Cemetery with a revolver at his feet. The head stone that marked the grave also bore his own name. In the three years since his wife lied, Mr. Barbour had come to the grave two or three times a week. Be was found lying on his back be side the granite marker. Police said death apparently was caused by a single bullet wound in his head behind tbe right ear. The weapon at his feet was a .32-caliber revolver. In the car, police' found a two page note, addressed “To Whom It May Concern." In a large, sprawl ing hand, Mr. Barbour had written that be was despondent over bis ill health. Police did not reveal the details of the note. No one saw Mr. Barbour drive into the cemetery or heard the shot, but police found the radiator of his car was still warm when they were summoned to the cemetery shortly before 9 a.m. The cemetery through which Mr. Barbour drove on his last visit to his wife’s grave was abloom with crocus and forsythia. At many a grave, relatives had left cut spring flowers. At the Barbour grave, the head stone carried the family name. Un der that was carved “W. Arnold, 1890-19—.” Beneath Mr. Barbour’s name was that of his wife. It read, “Olive S., 1897-1944.” Charles Boteler of White Oak. Md., cemetery attendant who found the body, said Mr. Barbour came often to sweep off dead leaves and keep the grave tidy or simply to (See BARBOUR, Page A-2.) (toTsmEO Something \BURHINGf c~ i Truman Is Reported Preparing Order to Abolish 3 Agencies OPA,CPA and OWMR Due To Go Before Deadline; Rent Job for Creedon ■y th« Associated Press President Truman was report ed preparing an executive order today to wipe out three major wartime emergency agencies and transfer rent controls from OPA to the housing expediter. Officials familiar with a tentative draft of the order said it will com plete liquidation of the Office of Price Administration, the Civilian Production Administration and the Office of War Mobilization and Re conversion. It also would put the skids under the Office of Temporary Controls, the agency set up last December to start the liquidation process. Budget Bureau officials said the order “may be issued today or to morrow.” Could Beat Deadline by Weeks. Congress already had tabbed OTC and its subgroups for liquidation by June 30. By issuing the executive ojjder quickly, the President could beat that deadline by weeks. Also Mr. Truman could put in ef fect ahead of a final congressional vote one change favored by the Sen ate Banking Committee. This is a proposal to shift rent control activi ties from OPA to the office of Hous ing Expediter Frank R. Creedon. It further would have the effect of eliminating OPA, as such, from debate over the rent control exten sion legislation. Committee is debating a bill to re peal the Patman Emergency Hous ing Act, which is administered by Mr. Creedon’s office, and put rent controls on a local basis. Changes to Be Made. The tentative draft of the order, officials said, directs these changes: OPA—The rent division, along with most of its 6,326 employes, would be transferred to the expedi ter. Functions of the enforcement division would be shifted to the Justice Department. The Commerce Department would take over OPA’s records. OPA—The agency wjjl be slashed to 400 employes by tomorrow. These employes and administration of controls over rubber, hard cordage fibers, tin, antimony, cinchona and streptomycin, would be shifted to the Commerce Department. Con gress extended rubber controls un til next March 31, the others until June 30. OWMR—About 105 employes and the agency’s functions also would go to Commerce. OWMR handles chiefly Government premium pay ments on copper, lead and zinc pro duction from marginal mines. OPA’s controls over sugar, sirups and rice recently were transferred to the Agriculture Department by congressional edict. These are all that are left of thousands of war time price curbs. Ill British MPs Thank Wallace Eor Aid to Peace During Visit Letter, Presented Before His Departure, Cites Contributions to Understanding •y the Associated Press LONDON, April'17.—A letter signed by 111 members of Parlia ment, more than 100 of them Laborites, thanked Henry A. Wallace today for "the contribu tion you have made during your visit to Anglo-American under standing and to the cause of world peace." % . Mr. Wallace was handed the let ter, whose signers included four lords, shortly before leaving for Scandinavia to continue a speaking tour pleading for "the century of the common man” and “unity of the world for peace.” The signers constituted about one sixth of the House of Commons membership of 640 and included Konnl Zilliacus and other Socialist “rebels” who have Opposed the La bor Government on foreign policy and conscription. William Gal lacher, one of the two Communists in the House, was one of the signers. The former Vice President of the United States' asserted in an inter view earlier that the Labor govern ment had “moral and spiritual strength fully equal to that of the Roosevelt cabinet in the early days of the New Deal.” The round robin letter said: "With you, we are convinced that the pursuing of any policy in either of our two countries which might divide us from one another or from the U. S. S. R. would be fatal to world peace. “We have been pleased to welcome one of the foremost advocates of the achievement through the United Nations of one world In which the common man everywhere might find security and peace. * * * "We believe if our two countries are (See WALLACE, Page A-2.) George Everett Dies; Woodward & Lothrop General Manager Department Store's Vice President Was Washington Native George N. Everett, vice presi dent and general manager of Woodward Si Lothrop depart ment store, died early today at his home, 3134 Ellicott street N.W. He was 71 years old and had been ill for the last two months. Born in Washington January 2, 1876, Mr. Everett became associated with the store December 14, 1890. For several years he was treasurer of the company. His brother, Wil liam W. Everett, is president. Mr. Everett was a member of a family that traced its American an cestry back to 1634. One of its members was Edward Everett, a Secretary of State and renowned orator of his day. Shepard S. Ev erett, father of William W. and George Nichols Everett, came to Washington from Boston in 1871 and several years later joined the then newly established firm of Woodward <fe Lothrop. George N. Everett is survived by his widow, Mrs. Alice Webster Everett; his brother, and two sisters, Mrs. Marion H. Hayne and Mrs. Prentiss Willson, all of this city. He was a 32d degree Mason and a member of Lafayette Lodge of Masons. Among his business in terests was a directorship in the National Bank of Washington. Private funeral services will - be held at the Everett home Saturday, followed by private burial. ■a • ■ M ^ uamsn Mng s uonamon Reported Unchanged By the Associated Press COPENHAGEN, April 17.—An of ficial bulletin said today that King Christian X, who suffered a heart attack on Easter Sunday, had spent a quiet night and that his condition generally was unchanged. Crown Prince Frederik told a cabinet council yesterday that there was “little hope” for the 76-year-old nonarch’s recovery and physicians said his strength was dwindling. Bulletin Big 4 Deadlock Unbroken MOSCOW The Council of Foreign Ministers failed to night to break a deadlock over re-transfer of displaced per sons from Austria. The United States, Britain and France re fused to accept a Soviet de mand that these persons be expelled within six months from the tate the Austrian treaty takes effect. (Earlier Story on Page A-lt.) % [Lewis Charges Krug Slurred Mine Union On Safety Charges UMW Chief Tells Senators Federal Injunction Made Co-operation Impossible By James Y. Newton John L. Lewis today described as “one of Mr. Krug’s slurs” the charge of Secretary of Interior Krug that the United Mine Workers had failed to co-operate with the Government in pro moting safety in the Nation’s soft coal mines. Mr. Lewis testified before a sub committee of the Senate Public Lands Committee, which is investi gating the recent Centralia, (111.) mine explosion and coal mine safety in general. It was before that com mittee that Mr. Krug charged that in the 10 months of Government operation of the soft coal mines his office had received only 31 com plaints of unsafe conditions from individual mine safety committees. He said all had been corrected. "That isn’t so.'iMr. Lewis told the committee. ‘’"That is another one of Mr. Krug’s slurs. The fact is that we haven’t been able to co operate since last November because Mr. Krug went out and got himself a yellow-dog injunction with which to heat the miners over the head.” Refers to No-Strike Order. He referred to the no-strlke order which the Government last Novem ber obtained from Justice T. Alan Goldsborough in District Court and which Mr. Lewis and his union ignored to 'bring about their con viction for contempt. sjnov wccfc uuoutc vjuiuouutvugii continued until April 24 action on a petition of the miners’ imion to re turn $2,800,000, the amount which they had posted as bond above the Supreme Court contempt fine. At the time, Justice Goldsborough warned Mr. Lewis to show “good faith” compliance with the court order and remarked that so far the union boss had been "utterly con temptuous of the court.” The court referred specifically to Mr. Lewis' reference to the injunction as "the yellow-dog injunction.” Despite that warning, Mr. Lewis several times in his testimony be fore the Senate committee today gave the same description to the court order. At one time, in saying that the miners had co-operated on safety with the Government, he said that last November 6 a complaint of lack of enforcement of the Federal mine safety code was made to the Interior Department's coal mines administration. “And that was B. K. Y. D. I.,” before Krug's yellow dog injunction, Mr. Lewis told the committee. “And yet Mr. Krug comes down here and says we never had complained.” Mr. Lewis charged that Federal (Sec COAL, Page A-5.) House Is Ready For Final Vote On Labor Bill Postage of Measure By Late AfterfToon Predicted by Hartley BULLETIN Hie House stiffened restric tions on industry-wide bar gaining today and again re fused to outlaw the union shop as it maneuvered its strike curb bill toward a vote on pas sage. Added to the measure was a provision that competing employers may not get to gether on collective bargaining policy on such things as wages and hours. By th« Auociatad frtii Hie House was all set to pass Its potent union strike curb bill today. Some technicality could prevent a Anal vote before tomorrow, but Chairman Hartley of the Labor Committee, In command of the bill, offered to bet a new hat that the House would approve it by lata * afternoon. The Senate may get down to ac tion on its own, softer measure next peek. An eventual compromise win riave to be worked out. The House bill got over three lumps yesterday when the House re fused to: Outlaw the union shop, which lets tn employer hire anybody but re quires new workers to Join the union later. Permit industry-wide collective bargaining on a national scale. Com pany-wide dickering by unions would be permitted. Lift a ban on employer donations to welfare and health funds con trolled by unions. Foes Seek Recommittal. This was the general picture: 1. Representative Arends, Repub lican. of Illinois, the party whip hi charge of lining up votes, told a re porter a complete cheek showed 33 out of 245 Republicans planned to vote against the bill. Previously he had figured 18 or 20. • 2. The 187 Democrats were spilt, apparently about 50-80. 3. Representative Lesinski of Michigan, top Democrat on the Labor Committee, said the opposi tion is concentrating its skimpy strength behind a last-minute mo tion to send the bill back to the committee.' The objective there would be to take out the ban on Industry-wide bargaining And put in a provision for further study of labor-management issues by a spe cial commission. 4. Mr. Hartley agreed to accept an amendment * by Representative Kersten, Republican, of Wisconsin, designed to balance the bill by for bidding employers to get together on collective bargaining terms. He told reporters that is only fair be cause of similar restrictions pro posed for unions. Bill Declared Under Control. But Mr. Hartley said he could see no more big fights ahead In the House. "We’ve got the bill under control," he declared. Some Republicans and Democrats, however, want to change the method for handling "national paralysis” strikes. The bill proposes to let the Attor ney General obtain court orders to stall off or halt such ticups during some 75 days of mediation and fact finding. It would not actually out law the strikes. But it would outlaw various spe cial types of strikes, such as juris dictional walkouts usually caused (See LABOR, Page A-5.) Boston Leads Nats, 4-1, With 3 in Second By Burton Hawkins Star Staff Corrmpandant BOSTON, April 17.—Boston, scor ing three runs In the second, was leading the Nats, 4 to 1, In the third inning here today. FIRST INNING. WASHINGTON—Grace filed to Di Maggio. Lewis beat oat a bunt down the third-base line. Spence filed deep to Mele. Lewis was picked off -first pase, Dobeon to York to Pesky to Doerr. BOSTON-Pellagrinl doubled off the left-field fence. Grace made a fine running catch of Pesky’s liner, Pellagrini holding second. Di Mag gio walked on four pitches. Wil liams took a third strike. Doerr singled to right, scoring Pellagrini, Di Maggio stopping at second. York forced Doerr, Christman to Priddy. One run. SECOND INNING. Washington — Vernon fanned. Travis lined to Di Maggio. Priddy filed to Williams. Boston—Christman threw out Mele. Partee looped a single to cen ter. Dobeon attempted to sacrifice but popped to Haefner. Pellagrini singled to left, Partee stopping at second. Pesky singled to right, sear ing Partee and sending Pellagrini to third. Di Maggio doubled over Lewis* head, scoring Pellagrini and Pesky. Williams .walked. Christ man threw out Doerr. Three runs. Queen Elizabeth to Sail For U. S. on Saturday •y *h« Associated Pros* • SOUTHAMPTON, 'England, April 17.—The Cunard White Star liner Queen Elisabeth prepared today to sail for New York on Saturday.