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Likes Job; Doesn't Have to Go to School “The best thine about being a District Commissioner is that -you don’t have to go to school." This was the opinion today of Eddy Smallwood, 14, one of three Washington youngsters “elected Commissioners” by the Boys1 Club .of Washington membership Mon day. Eddy, a student at Eliot Junior High School, made the observation as he and his companions were introduced to the real Commis sioners at the District Building. With him were Joyce Williamson, 15, also of Biot Junior High, and Harold Groom, 16, who attends Eastern High School. A holiday was part of the occasion. Commissioner John Russell Young offered the teen-age trio the key to the city at a ceremony in his office. He said Eddy, elected a “boy Com missioner” both last year and this year, “must be the best politician alive.” • But he favored Miss Williamson, a petite blond, recalling that she was the first “lady Commissioner” since the late Miss Mabel Board man. Mr Young told young Groom he would be happy to turn over the chairmanship of the Board of Com missioners In earnest "within a cou ple of years.’’ Also mi hand for the ceremony were Commissioner Guy Mason and Assistant Engineer Commissioner Kenneth E. Madsen. Charles Reyn olds, director of the Boys’ Club's eastern branch was official escort. Tile youngsters left the District Building in a shiny red automooile furnished by Fire Chief Clement Murphy. As his guest they were to attend a dress parade at No. 16 Truck Co., Thirteenth and K streets N.W. A tour around the Police Department in company with Acting 8upt. Walter H. Thomas wes to wind up the morning’s activities. Urficials (Continued From First Page.i over to aid Texas City. War De partment officials said the 600-bed station hospital at Fort Crockett already was filled, but that the 700-bed Army hospital in Houston was ready if needed. The Navy said Admrial J. J. Clark, assistant chief of naval operations; for air had ordered Navy planes at; Corpus Chrlsti and other Texas bases to stand by to fly rescue work ers and supplies to the area. Six doctors and 30 nurses of the Public Health Service offices in New Orleans, Fort Worth and Kirkwood, Mo., were ordered to Galveston im mediately. The Washington headquarters of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, through National Commander Louis E. Starr, wired all its members in Texas to ‘‘mobilize all resources" to help in the disaster. The Air Transport Command also placed 36 evacuation planes at the disposal of authorities on the scene. Mr. Reddy and Mr. Crane headed a squad of disaster relief experts to fly to the Texas tragedy yester-; day. Mr. Reddy, 59, and a veteran of 38 years of disaster relief, re turned to Washington only a few days ago from the Centralis, 111., mine disaster. Has Become Leading Relief Expert. Mr. Reddy has directed Red Cross relief at almost every major tragedy in this country in recent years. Through fires, floods and tornadoes he has become the most experienced man in the Red Cross organization In relief. Shortly after Pearl Harbor he was loaned to the International League of Red Cross Societies and sent to Latin America. He has* visited every nation in South Amer ica in connection with that work.! and returned to this country only: recently. Other Red Cross men aboard the two planes that left yesterday were Anthony Zollo of 9406 Blltmore drive, 6ilver Spring: Dan Romine of 8005 Eastern avenue, Silver Spring, and Charles Sterritt of 4669-A Thirty-sixth street South, Arling ton, Va. Truman to Broadcast NEW YORK, April 17 OP).—The National Broadcasting Co. an nounced today that President Tru man’s talk before the Associated Presa luncheon at the Waldorf As toria Hotel next Monday will be broadcast at 3 p.m. EST. in yvearner Keport District of Columbia—Mostly sun ny. with temperature around 60 tills afternoon. Clear and cold, with lowest temperature about 42 degrees! tonight. Tomorrow, sunny and •omewhat milder. Virginia and Maryland—Mostlv j dear and cooler, with scattered light frost in the mountain* tonight. Tomorrow, fair and somewhat warmer. Wind Telocity, 8 miles per hour;' direction, northwest. Klyer Kmart. (From United States Kntlaeera.) River clear at Harperi Ferrv and at Great Falls; Shenandoah clear at Harpers Ferry. _ Temperature and Humidity. (Readmit at Waehlnrton National Airport.) _ Temperature. Humidity Yesterday— Decreet. Fer cent Noon _ 67 96 Lorn _ 66 7| p.m.- 6j ,76 idnlcht_ Si ' 69 Today— Sam - 81 68 1:30 pm. ..._ 61 67 Record Temperattrea This Tear., Hifhest, 66. on April 6. ! Lowest. 7, on February 6. Tide Tablet. (Furnished by United States Coaat end Geodetic Survey.) Today Tomorrow Uch_ 4:68 am. 6 *7 am gCL..1* 01 c m. 12:17 am. KWh- 6:19 pm. 6:06 pm I4h» —.— -- 12:49 p.m. The Sub and Meea. BUB today _ flf*" Pil Sun tomorrow 6:27 6:|6 Moon, today_ 4:03 am 3:04 pm. Automobile lights must be tuned an aua-half hour after sunset. Freeipltatlen. _ Monthly precipitation in lnehet la the •ajltal 'currant month to date): Month. ■ ■ try "-is at ® ■= =. j| Tarim Cities. Miami ^ Milwaukee 41 New Orleans 7: 68 New York 61 ** Norfolk 72 Okla. Cltr *8 &iz V H CHERRY TREES BLOOM IN KENWOOD—Cherry trees In full bloom at Dorset avenue and Brookslde drive, Kenwood, Md., show their spring finery to passersby. The traffic sign might well have read, “Stop, Look and Marvel.” —Star Staff Photo. Barbour (Continued From First Page.) -.—i stand beside it for 15 minutes or half an hour. Ivery Saturday, said Mr. Boteler, Mr. Barbour kept his rendezvous at the graveside. Frequently, he came more often. Mr. Boteler saw him there last Saturday. Today, neighbors said, they saw Mr. Barbour leave the apartment at 222 Farragut street N.W., where he had lived alone since his wife’s death, about 7:16 aun. He returned 15 minutes later with a newspaper under his arm. Shortly after that they saw him go out again with a briefcase. The briefcase was found in the car, parked on the roadway near the Barbour grave. The cemetery is only a few blocks from Mr. Barbour’s apartment. The neighbors drew a picture of a man devoted to his wife in life as well as in death. For years, they said, Mrs. Barbour had been ill and Mr. Barbour had tended her faith WILLIAM ARNOLD BARBOUR. —Underwood Photo. fully despite his own failing health. "Losing her was just like losing his right arm,” one neighbor said. “He Just wasn't the same after her death.” A native Washingtonian. Mr. Bar bour became an employe at St. Elisabeths Hospital in 1910. He was secretary to the late Dr. William A. White, the former superintendent, and helped work on the biography of Dr. White. Until Mr. Barbour’s retirement in 1942, he was also per sonal assistant to Dr. Winfred Over holser. the present superintendent. Dr. Overholser said Mr. Barbour was “very close both to Dr. White and to me.” The hospital superin tendent said Mr. Barbour had been in 111 health, particularly since he had had one lung removed but "despite that, he kept on going on his nerves.” Mr. Barbour was a graduate of Georgetown Law School and a Mason. The Barbours had no children. Mr. Barbour is survived by five sisters and two brothers. Including Mrs. G. H. Moran and Mrs. J. M. Dosher. both of Washington; Authur C. Bar m Italy May Be Next to Request Economic Support From U. S. By Constantine Brown Star Foreign Affairs Analyst ROME (By Mall).—Italy 1* likely to be the next to ask for American economic support. In the past month the country’s condition has deteriorated to such an extent that Italian leaders and foreign observers believe that Italy may soon request the United States to assume respon sibilities similar to those which are now under congressional considera tion for Greece and Turkey. As in the other Mediterranean countries, the Italian problem is primarily political. Italy’s economic and financial difficulties are inten sified, prolonged and to some extent created by the machination; of the Communists, who are the most forceful members of the government. Coupled with the Communist men ace is the fear that soon after the | withdrawal of the small American < force the threat from Yugoslavia i will once more become acute. A crisis similar to that which i exists in Greece is expected to take i place within a few months after the i ratification of the Italian peace 1 treaty by the United States 8enate. I The Italian Communist Party I boasts of a membership of two mil- i lion perrons. The figure does not appear to be exaggerated, consider- : ing that many former Fascists have 1 found hgven from punishment by i Joining mat party. Palmlro Togliattl, a former official i Of the Third International, is active and leads the only well-organized i political party in Italy. It has large I sums at its disposal, both from Rus- i sis and from black market manipu lation. There Is hunger, a good breeding ground for communism, in Italy. Although Italians need not actually starve, the actions of the govern ment are such that living has be come an increasingly difficult task tor the masses of people. No one accuses Premier Alcide de 3asperi of communist inclinations. But being head of a stop gap gov ernment, he does not dare oppose ;he social and economic plans of the Communist ministers. In this way re is'avoiding a cabinet crisis before :he elections, which are scheduled to >e held this summer. The country is divided. The in iustrial north is leftist Socialist, chile the south is conservative and ■oyalist. It is in the north that Mr. rogliatti is most active. Money is >eing spent lavishly among the corkers of that most productive por lon of Italy. The partisan organizations, created luring the "war by the Communists uid provided with small arms and nachine guns by the Allies, still ixist. The Allied occupation forces lave n*ver insisted that these wea xms, dropped into Italy by plane or imoggled in by sea, be surrendered, ts a result, according to reliable •eports, there are today some 7,000 ommyguns and submachineguns ind many rifles and pistols among ormer members of the resistance novement. The failure to collect these war ime weapons has provided the Ital an Communists with the nucleus or an armed organization. bour, a Library of Congress em ploye; Mrs. J. M. Keen of Charleston, W. Va.; Mrs. Harold H. Cooper of Cleveland and Mrs. David A. Holmes and Norman Barbour, both of San Francisco. Child Profecitve Group Adds 16 Cases in March The Children's Protective Associa tion handled 16 new cases in March, Miss Mildred Terrett, executive sec retary, reported yesterday at a board meeting at the association head quarters, 1901 6 street N.W. The agency cared for JOB cases last month. Miss Terrett said, of which 141 were receiving foster care in boarding or adoptive homes. She explained that whenever pos sible the child was kept in his own home and his problem solved there by professionally trained workers. However, when the home was broken by sickness, desertion or death, or when the child was so emotionally disturbed that a change of environment seemed necessary, the worker found a foster home for him. * The agency has 63 approved boarding homes on its list and is supervising 50 children in adoptive homes. CBS and Shirer Win Joint Radio Award •y Associated Press NEW YORK, April 17.—William L. Shirer and the Columbia Broadcast ing System, who recently parted company in a dispute over Mr, Shirer's replacement as a news an alyst on a Sunday program, today received one of the George Foster Peabody radio awards jointly. Mr. Shirer resigned from CBS March 30-after he was being replaced on the program because of his "lib eral views.’’ CBS Vice President Ed ward Murrow denied the charge and said the commentator had been of fered another program time. The joint award to Mr. Shirer and CBS was for "outstanding reporting and interpretation of the news.” A special award went to John Crosby, New York Herald Tribune radio columnist, for "his outstanding contribution to broadcasting through his writings." Edward Weeks, editor of the At lantic Monthly, and John E. Drewry, dean of the University of Georgia Henry W. Grady School of Journal ism, read the citations and made the awards at a luncheon of the Radio Executives’ Club. British Partially Lift Curfew From 500,000 Jews in Palestine A. |La A m ff|r Inw AMVCIVlVQ rrmS JERUSALEM r April 17.—Brit ish authorities ordered today a partial lilting of the strict cur few which had held more than 500,000 of Palestine’s Jews under virtual house arrest since the hanging of four Jewish extrem ists yesterday morning at Aere Prison. There was no relaxation of vig ilance, however, on the part of the military, who remained alert for the first dgnwf retaliatory meas ures which the Jewish underground had promised in the event any of its members were executed. In general the situation through out the Holy Land was reported quiet but tense. Incident at Prison. A minor incident was reported at Acre prison, where approximately 100 prisoners staged a one-day hunger strike in protest against the executions. Transhipment of 3,553 uncertified Jewish immigrants from the refugee ship Guardian was completed at Haifa without trouble, however— three transports departing for Cyprus with the last of the immi grants aboard. owiy-iour outer rerugees rrom the Guardian—which was Inter cepted off the Palestine coast last week end—were sent to Athlit de tention camp as unfit to travel. Twenty-two more were sent to the government hospital at Haifa. Authorities announced the death in the hospital of Menahem Samet, 36-year-old Immigrant who was in jured while attempting to prevent the British from boarding the Guardian. He was the third to die as the result of injuries sustained in the operation. Curfew Ends in Three Cities. In Tel Aviv, Haifa and Petah Tlk vah the curfew was ended complete ly this morning after being in effect for a full day and night. In Jeru salem, it was lifted at 6:30 ajn. but was to be reimposed at 6:30 tonight. An all-night curfew on road travsJ was ordered continued until further notice in all except purely Arab dis tricts. Meanwhile. Mrs. Helen Friedman, sister of Dov Bela Gruner, one of the executed extremists, prepared to re turn by plane to her home in Lan caster. Pa. She had come to Pales tine several weeks ago in a futile hope of saving her brother’s life. Advices from Nicosia, Cyprus, re ported that 1.658 uncertified Jewish immigrant, intercepted earlier this week while trying to enter Palestine aboard the small freighter Guard ian, had arrived there on three Brit ish transports. 8everal hundred more of the Guardian’s passengers still are awaiting shipment from Haifa. New British Bomb Scare rouna to no Groundless LONDON, April 17 (IP).—A new bomb scare in Jittery London turned out today to be unfounded, but Scot land Yard agents undertook a na tionwide drive to prevent the spread of Palestine’s violence to Britain. A day after a home-made time bomb was discovered in the Colonial Office building, a cardboard con tainer which officials said "appeared to have a fuse attached” was found in the busy Charing Cross post office in the heart of London, The container was dbuaed in water and rushed to the Home Office, but laboratory experts there found It contained only rubbish. Scotland Yard, acting after offi cials officially linked yesterday’s bomb attack with the Palestine Jewish underground, alerted air ports to watch for a young, dark haired woman suspected of planting the 24 sticks of a French explosive— with a time clock mechanism at tached—in the Colonial Office annex. The bomb apparently was timed to explode at about the hour Dov Bela Oruner and three others went to their deaths in Palestine for anti British violence. t'NRRA Personnel Blamed. M Foreign Office spokesman said that UNRRA personnel had assisted ‘wittingly or unwittingly” in the movement of Jewish refugees bound for the Holy Land. The spokesman said the British government was making "represen tations” by letter to UNRRA head quarters In the United States. In reply to a question, he said he was not aware that the United States Government was being In formed. „ UNRRA Official Denies Aiding Jews' Tray el FRANKFURT, Germany. April 17 <A>).—Paul B. Edwards, UNRRA’s di rector in the American aone of Germany, said today a recent In vestigation had uncovered "no evi dence that UNRRA personnel have assisted” In the movement of Jew ish refugees toward Palestine. BELLS FOR CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY—Samuel Cardinal Strltch of Chicago is shown blessing a set of carillon bells which he presented to Catholic University yesterday in a ceremony at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The cardinal said the bells were given to him by a manufacturer of carillon bells at 8ellersville, Pa. —Star Staff Photo. Wallace (Continued Prom First Page.) to work together It can only be by striving Jointly to secure peace and to raise the standards of living, health and prosperity of the whole world.” Northolt Airport said Mr. Wal lace was due in Stockholm early to morrow. His plane took off at 5:30 p.m. (10:30 am. EST). Summing up his British impres sions at a final news conference be fore starting a flying tour of Scan dinavia and Prance, Mr. Wallace said that his only regret was that he was unable to get a more nearly complete picture of the Conserva tive viewpoint. He declared that he hoped to meet representatives of all parties in Scandinavia and Prance be cause “I feel my trip cannot be of real service to the ideal of a world united for peace” without such con tacts. Peron Termed Skilled Dictator. He refused to make what he termed a "definitive statement” on United States relations with Latin Ameriea, but described President Juan Peron of Argentina as "one of the most skilled dictators” of the last 30 years. »r auauc wou xauKU bv uxa cum the Spanish situation in the light of Gen. Francisco Franco’s latest statement, but in regard to America^-Spanish relations he said he felt adoption of a "hard pol icy” might have an effect the op posite of that desired. “Human nature is such," said Mr. Wallace, “that sometimes when you put on preMure you simply Robber of Poor Box Wfi Only Claiming Refund on Donation •y It* Au*ci*t*d Prut BRIGHTON, England, April 17.—Mordicisa James, 42, sen tenced to six months' imprison ment today for attempting to steal money from a church of fertory box, gave this explana tion: He made an offering to 8t. Anthony in the hope of getting a job, got the Job but was dis appointed with the wages, and delved into the poor box “to get my money back because 8t. Anthony let me down.” • A mill adjuitmant may potl your pan in porfaet condition. Bring it in for export fcrviea. * Our man are factory-trained in repairing Parker, Sheaffer, Waterman’* and other leading make*. Factory prieca. Kituitum OjtUcal Cc. 1320 F St. N.W. Serving Washington 47 Years increase resistance to that pres sure." He told newsmen that representa tives of “leading parties” had in vited him to Paris. There, he said, he will address a meeting arranged by the American Veterans’ Com mittee. He declared that the AVO was “animated by exceedingly high ideals,” but in the United States was “like many others that tend to quarrel among themselves about communism." “They are looking down Instead of up.” he said, smiling. Questioned About De Gaulle. The news conference was ar ranged primarily for French cor respondents, but only one question was asked about Gen. Charles de Gaulle, whom Mr. Wallace had men tioned on two previous occasions. This was: “Do you intend to meet De Gaulle?” * “I don’t know whether I will or not," Mr. Wallace answered. He said his ideal was “unity of the world for peace.” “I hope my coming to France will serve that purpose and only that puropse,” he declared. Clark Asked to Probe Phone 'Strike Breaking' ly die Associated Prats ATLANTA, April 17.—The South ern Federation of Telephone Work ers said today Attorney General Clark had been asked to Investigate the union’s contention that the Southern Bell Telephone Co. Is bringing "strike breakers’* across State lines. The union released for publication a telegram which it said Henry Meyer, chief counsel for the Na tional Federation of Telephone Workers, had sent Mr. Clark offering to substantiate charges that the tel ephone company had brought "strike breakers” acrfess State lines con trary to the Byrnes law. The telephone company had no immediate comment. . ~m Big 5 on Committee To Probe Palestine •y tfc* Auoclartad Pm* LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y„ April IT.— A British spokesman said today his country would propose exelusion of all five major powers Iran the pro posed committee of inquiry on Palestine which will be considered by the special session of the United Nations Assembly beginning April 38. Britain also was reported opposed to granting committee representa tion to either Jews or Arabs. The committee's task will be to sift all available information on the Pales tine problem and make recommen dations to the regular Assembly session meeting in September. Under the British plan, the spokesman said, the committee would comprise about a dosen small powers who have little or no direct interest in the highly controversial qeustlon, so that it could avoid the pressure which might result If inter ested parties were represented. Albania Aeewsea Greece. r Meanwhile, Albania further con fused the turbulent picture in the Balkans by filing a formal protest against Greece with the United Na tions. A non-memoer or the u. N, Al bania said In a letter to Secretary General Trygve Lie that “in the first week of April fresh provocations and violations of our territorial waters by Greek ships have taken place in the southern sector of our frontier between Saranda and Vivar (near the Greek island of Corfu)." The complain specifically charged that a Greek tanker four times pene trated Albanian territorial waters in the period between April 3 and 4. cruised in “our waters" for some time and made “rapid and suspicious movements.” Two British warships were dam aged by mines 1 nthe Corfu Channel last October 33 and London accused Albania of laying the mines. After Russia vetoed a Council verdict of guilty aaginst the Tirana govern ment, the Council referred the case to the International Court of Justice. Questions Put to Russia. In another phase* of U. N. affaire puzzled delegates to the Atomic Energy Commission submitted writ ten questions on atomic control and inspection for the Soviet Union to answer. Following procedure agreed oh in a closed session, members of the Working Committee of the commis sion shaped their queries in writ ing—and Andrei A. Gromyko, So viet delegate, was expected to an swer in writing. The Working Com mittee was slated to meet at 10:30 am. today while the Political Com mittee of the commission meet* at 3 pan. Delegates Intimated that the ques tion in which most were interested was this: “Does Russia want inspection of atomic plants by international per sonnel responsible to an interna tional agency or does Russia want Inspection by national personnel responsible to an international agency?” Madagascar sold 158 tons of croco dile skins In 10 months last year. fe A New I LOW I Price ^ on CARPET for OITICES A new shipment of extra heavy taupe carpeting in 9 and 12 ft. widths, and green carpeting in 9-ft. widths has lust 4* m A _ become available. Slightly im- % J| DC perfect, this makes an ideal floor w Mu it/U covering for offices. 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