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Truman Favors Steps
To Let Kin Visit War
Cemeteries Abroad
‘ President Trumsn said today that
the Government should make it
possible for next-of-kin to visit the
graves of their war dead whose
bodies remain overseas.
Such pilgrimages were arranged
after World War I.
The President’s views were con
tained ini a statement in which he
recalled that the War and Navy
Departments had begun to make
inquiries as to the final burial places
of those who lost their lives.
Feds Many Favor Burial Abroad.
He said he thought many persons
would prefer that the dead rest in
national cemeteries abroad. The
War Department has estimated that
75 per cent of the 250,000 identified
bodies will be returned.
The President’s statement follows:
"The War and Navy Departments
recently began their inquiries to
determine the wishes of the next-of
kin concerning the final burial of
the men and women who gave their
lives In our country’s service during
World War H. In compliance with
the directions given by the Congress,
the desires of the next-of-kin will
be followed as promptly as Is prac
, "it la possible that In making
their decision some of the relatives
of these d>raVe men and women
desire assurance that their dead
shall rest in dignity and honor—a
desire which would be satisfied by
the prospect of visiting the burial
places in our national cemeteries or
the local cemeteries near their
homes. I feel sure, however, that if
they could see for themselves the
care which is devoted to the graves
of those who died in the First World
War, and to the temporary ceme
teries in which their own dead lie
burled today, many of the next-to
kin would prefer that their loved
ones should rest forever in the coun
tries where they fell.
VA Cemeteries Lack Space.
"I believe, therefore, that our Gov
ernment should make possible a pil
grimage to the permanent ceme
teries overseas. To this pilgrimage
should be invited those of the next
of kin who elect that their sons or
husbands shall rest in permanent
cemeteries overseas under the care
of their Government. It should be
organised after the permanent mil
itary cemeteries have been estab
lished and after the erection of
headstones and memorial chapels
has sufficiently advanced to give
reassurance of the perpetual care
which our country will devote to
the resting places of our honored
In this connection, the Veterans’
Administration announced yesterday
1+ Hnee hov« cnflCP in 24
teries to provide burials for any
World War II dead from overseas.
The agency said it made the an
nouncement as a result of the many
inquiries it has received from per
sons anxious to have their next-of
kin buried in one of the VA ceme
teries, only 16 of which are still used
for burials. Graves in these ceme
teries, they said, are “restricted to
those veterans who died in. the 126
-veterans’ hospitals and homes.”
Commission Backs Bill
To Aid Merchant Seamen
•y th» Auoclatad Prut
The Maritime Commission yester
day supported legislation to give
wartime merchant seamen benefits
tdmiiar to those granted armed serv
ice personnel under the GI Bill of
Rights, Including education.
But both the War and Navy De
partments opposed the bill.
The measure, by "Representative
Peterson, Democrat, of Florida, Is
modeled after one approved by the
Rouse Merchant Marine Committee
last session. It eliminates, however,
some sections objected to in that
bill, such as loans, civil service pref
erence ii\ jobs, merchant marine hos
pital care for nonwar service as well
as war-connected disabilities, and
benefits to dependents. Payments
toward education would be lowered.
Weather Report
District of Columbia—Sunny this
afternoon with highest temperature
•bout 86 degrees. Mostly clear to
night; lowest temperature near 62.
Tomorrow warm and humid wtth
showers likely. Highest temperature
•bout 80 degrees.
Virginia and Maryland—Increas
ing cloudiness and warm tonight fol
lowed by a few scattered showers in
west portions. Warm and humid to
morrow with a thunderstorm likely.
Wind velocity, 20 miles per hour;
direction, south southeast.
•Tver Report.
(Prom D. 8. Engineers).
Potomac River clear at Harpers Perry
and at Great Palls; Shenandoan clear at
Harpers Perry.
Tsmperatara and Humidity.
(Headings at Washington National Airport.)
Temperature. Humidity
Tegterday— Degrees. Per Cent
4 p.m. :::::::::::::: 82 >
8 P.m._ 78 , 33
Midnight _*_ 68 ’ 53
8 a.m._ 58 <74
1:80 p.m._ 84 29
Record Temperatures This Tear.
Highest, 87. on April 7.
Lowest. 7. on February 5.
Tide Tablet.
(Tarnished by United States Ooaft and
Geodetic Survey.)
Today. Tomorrow.
High _ 2:28 a.m. 3:25 a.m.
Low _- 9:34 a.m. 10:86 a.m.
High _ 2:43 p.m. 3:41 p.m.
Low .--i._10:05 p.m. 10:58 p.m.
' The Saw and Maan.
1 Rises. Seta.
«... iaJow R*K* fi • 1 *>
Sun. tomorrow 6:56 8:13
Moon, today_ 2:34 a.m. 12:45 p.m.
Automobile lights must be turned on
Ode-ha^ hour after sunset.
Monthly precipitation in inches in the
Capital (current month to dote):
Month. 1947 Average. Record.
January :_ 8.18 3.56 7.88 '87
Er-=« i m i
May _ 0.39 3.70 10.69 '89
June _ ... 4.13 10.94 '00
::: II !|:fl ?!
October _ 2.84 8.8L '37
November _ S.37 7.1? 77
December ..._ _ 8.32 7.58 '01
Temperataree in Varleas Cities.
Albuquerque 73 45 Miami —,_ 76 73
Atlanta. 81 57 Milwaukee 80 59
Atlantic City 82 55 New Orleans 84 70
Bismarck_ 46 37 Norfolk-831 55
Boston_ 84 62 New Tork— 81 82
Buffalo_ 71 57 Okla. City.. 82 63
Chicago.__ 86 60 Omoha- 75 61
Cincinnati-- 79 61 Phoenix. — 87 82
Detroit_ 80 69 Pttttburih —79 67
ftffibrr I ft EBt: 81 B;
HarrisbuMf $6 49 S-lt L’ke C*y 61 47
fcfe:::: 81 SI
^ 1
AGER—Barbara Menzie, blond
4-year-old daughter of a Ca
nadian soldier killed in Italy
three years ago, pictured at La
Guardia Field here yesterday
after her unescorted flight
from London by clipper. She
was met at the field by Mr.
and Mrs. William Mandia of
Manitock, a suburb of Ottawa,
Canada, with whom she will
live. The Mandias first saw
the child when her mothef,
Mrs. Agnes Mary Menzie, Sut
ton, Surrey, England, visited
the Mandias last year.
—AP Wirephoto.
Sessions Are Opened
Here by Librarians
From 22 Countries
Thirty-six •librarians from 22
countries of the Americas today at
tended the first general session of
the Assembly of Librarians at the
Library of Congress. „
The assembly will continue for
eight weeks and will be divided into
three phases. The first is the four
week conference which opened yes
terday. Zt will continue through
June 7. The librarians then will
make a three-week tour of libraries
throughout the United States.
After the tour they will attend the
annual American Library Associa
tion conference at San Francisco
from June 29 through July 5.
Dr. Luther H. Evans, librarian of
Congresg, welcomed the visitors at
the opening session. They also were
greeted by Paul N. Rice of the
American Library Association, Pe
dro de Alba of the Pan American
Union and Howland Sargeant of the
State Deoartment.
The assembly, the program noted,
has as its aims the fostering »f
"library development in the Amet
icas” and the stimulation of "library
relations among the countries of the
Four phases of library work will
be studied by the delegates duridg
their stay in Washington. This
week the meetings will analyze the
library as "a social institution”; next
week the librarians will discuss the
“resources of the modem library”;
from May 25 to 31 the "technical
development in the modem library”
will be studied, and during the final
week the visitors will chart plans
for the library as it "faces the
A feature of the meetings this
week will be talks by Carl Sandburg,
famous American poet and biog
rapher of Lincoln, and Juan Ramon
Jimenez, leading Spanish poet now
living in Washington, at a dinner at
6:30 pm. Saturday in the Library.
Havre de Grace Entries
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By the Associated frees
First Poet. 2:16 P.M. HOT.
Weather Clear. Track Fact.
FIRST RACK—Purse, *2,800; claiming;
3-year-olds; 1A miles.
xRosemere Lin. 112 xSlncon_116
Desert Isle_116 xSun Prince_11*
xBlazing Away. 112 Little Pistol_116
Bonylk _117 Sebo _1*3
xPost Time. -. 112 xSweet Money. 110
SECOND RACE—Purse, *2,600; allow
ances; maiden 3-year-olde; fillies: 6 fur
Kensington Oal 118 Pousette _118
aFarfallna „ 118 b Empialrt _118
xComely Babe- 113 bCaU Violet 118
Alegrla -118 Lady Pharlet— 118
Irlsen -118 Singing Doll_118
O. K. Doris_118 San Mar_lit
Brunch -_ . 118 Can't Wire_118
a Pretty Nymph 118 Lauranla _118
aJacksen and Metcalf entry.
b Black and Audley Farm entry.
THIRD RACE—Purse. *3.000: claiming;
■I-year-olds and upward: 6 furlongs.
Wise Sun _121 French Lurt-- 110
Shes Scotch— 108 Art Brown_111
Pooohanelll — 108 Stage Song_110
Olyndon Mac .- 107 a Tenebrose_109
Rough Honey-. 108 Allison Peter*. 117
a Pigarose _106 xTlntla _ 99
Sweep Gold_117 Oneeblll _109
Georg le V, _ 113 Pltsmede _117
a fruscott and Donovan entry.
FOURTH RACE—Purse. *3.000; allow
ances: 2-year-olds; S furlongs.
Still Champ-— 120 Whirieom* ... 117
Mon Torch-115 Kenplay _1*0
Theodore _120 Undercut _120
Istan -120 Mary Ann-117
Mr. TWlson-120 xjeraey _110
ife,.:::: Iff iii
FIFTH RACE —Purtel *3.600: allow
ances, 3-year-old fillies; e furlongs:
xWlth Honor— 114 LasUe _ 107
Miss Prime... . 116 Gifted Miss-.. 110
Great Haste n 107
SIXTH RACE — Purse. *4,000; allow
ances; 4-year-olds and upward; lA miles:
Lord Calrsrt_121 xZak _ 119
Lord Qrlllo-113 Dog CTSulllTen 118
xLombock _107
SEVENTH RACE—Purse. *8.600: allow
ances; 4-year-olds and upward: 6 furlongs;
Pair Ann_ 104 Good Blood_118
War coin_107 Comedy Player. 118
Jimmie _ 109 Rampart_104
Chicle Clown— 109 xPrognoais_117
Tonys Find_102 O. Girl_102
xMltchleroua_100 Ginarglo _ 121
The Doge_121 Segunda Sombre 112
ELOHTH RACE—Purse, *2.600; claim
ing; 4-year-olds and up; 1H miles.
Wlnted Heels.. 116 Truce Mag_111
xUnheard_111 Histrionie_119
xBar C_ 111 xMt. Airy_109
Brevrome_117 Aero Jack_111
xlce Dancer_109 Lett/ . _106
Alhalon _116 xLove Story— 106
Tides In_116 zJCtng's Pride. 108
xLucy S_ 106 Swing 8h!ft 119
x 5 pounds apprentice allowance claimed.
Listed In order of post positions.
Operations, Easing
Auto Steel Layoffs
ty fK# AimcMW hm
DETROIT, May 13 —The cutbacks
in passenger automobile production
resulting from a shortage of sheet
steel, were eased somewhat today
as General Motors' Fisher Body
division resumed shipments of car
bodies to all GM divisions.
Resuming operations today were
CM’S Cadillac, Buick, Oldsmobile
and Pontiac division final assembly
lines, closed yesterday as the'body
plants were forced down by lagging
receipt* of steel. Chevrolet, biggest
of General Motors’ producers, was
kept in operation yesterday, despite
the shortages that closed the other
plafits. Its final assembly lines
were turning out cars today, along
with GM’s other divisions.
The one-day closing of the sev
eral Fisher body plants supplying
Cadillac, Buick, Oldsmobile and
Pontiac divisions, ran the worker
idle above the 50,000 mark yester
day, but nearly half of these were
back at work today.
19,WO Affected by Shutdown.
Remaining closed until next
Tuesday are seven Briggs Manufac
turing Co. factories, six supplying
bodies for Chrysler'* De Soto,
Dodge, Plymouth and Chrysler divi
sions, and one supplying Packard.
The Briggs shutdown, which be
gan in the six Chrysler-supplier
plants yesterday and in the Pack
ard body unit today, affected 19,000]
workers. Similarly the various
Chrysler divisions, whose final as
sembly lines were halted last Friday
night, will not resume until May 20,
keeping 7,500 workers idle.
Ford Maintains Output.
Packard and Nash, while continu
ing operations, have sharply cut
back their production schedules,
Packard announcing a three-day
program for this week and Nash
having reduced output about 30
per cent.
Meanwwhile Ford, escaping the
current steel shortage, for the pres
ent at least, is maintaining its aver
age output of better than 3,000 pas
senger cars daily.
Running contrary to overall in
dustry trend, Kaiser-Frazer reported
production increasing with its Wil
low Run plant operating on an over
time basis. Working oh a six-day
s'weak basis, Kaiser-Fraser shipped
4,056 cars from the plant from May
1 to 10 Inclusive. This' compares
with a total April output of 7,325
M II I M i 1114 I
Kaaicai auppon vnai
To Trumanr Reese Says
If *K« Auecntcd Prw>
PROVIDENCE. R. I., May 13.—
Carroll Reece, Republican national
chairman, saldJast night “the radi
cals will be in the saddle” if the
Democrats win the 1048 presidential
He declared President Truman
“personally may not like the radi
cals,” but that "he is a good enough
politician to realize that his only
chance for election next year, even
thought a remote chance, rests upon
a thorougl-going mobilization of
radical votes on his behalf.”
In addressing a Republican, rally
Mr. Reece said that “since the top
ranking officials of the Democratic
party have announced that Mr. Tru
man is their choice for the Demo
cratic nomination next year, and
since Mr. Truman has maintained
a loud silence when afforded oppor
tunities to deny such announce
ments, it is fair to devote some time
to an appraisal of the President’s
personal record on this subject.”
Mr. Reece went on to say that,
while the President "has made some
commendable appointments to top
level governmental positions,” he
has “refrained from disturbing the
bureaucrats” who “support the left
wing theories of government”
22,840 Pounds of Paper
Collected by Papertroopers
Papertroopers of District one
picked up 33340 pounds of paper
yesterday to bring the grand total
in tile Evening Star-PTA paper
salvage campaign to 38,431,063
pounds. •
Marks of individual schools in
district one are: Kimball, 4,065;
Wallach, 884; Congress Heights, 3,
355; Jefferson, 794; Buchanan, 7,
059; Bryan, 1,431; Ketcham, 1374;
Orr, 1,035; Stanton, 3,653; Beers, 1,
616; Randle Highlands, 3,055.
Collection schedules for tomorrow
together with the leaders follow:
Shepherd .-178,068 pounds
H. 6. Cook*_127.249 pounds
West _ 77,781 pounds
Barnard - 77,563 pounds
Bancroft _ 87,238 pounds
Adams Powell
Banneker . Park View
Brlahtwood , Raymond,
Holy Cross Academy Sumner-Maaruder
Monroe Whittier
Mott H. Wilson
Segregation Law Hit
In Texas Negro's Suit
To Enter Law School
ly ri» Auoclotad Prw*
AUSTIN, Tex, May IS.—Herman
Marion Sweatt and the State of
Texas prepared today for another
round in the Houston Negro letter
carrier’s attempt to force the Uni
versity of Texas to admit him to its
law school.
In presenting Mr. Sweatt’* peti
tion for a writ of mandamus to 126th
District Court, his counsel yesterday
directly attacked Texas’ racial
segregation laws as violations of the
United States Constitution.
It was the first time in the year
old case such an attack had been
Replying to Mr. Sweatt’s petition.
Attorney General Price Daniel
maintained that the Constituticfo
does not require that “educational
facilities be provided for white and
Negro students in the same school.”
He also claimed that when a Negro
student demands for the first time
a particular course, the State has
the right to provide separate courses
within a reasonable time.
The Court, recessed until today
by Judge Roy C.sArcher, heard pre
liminary pleadings of both sides plus
testimony of two State’s witnesses—
D. A. Simmons of Houston, former
president of the American Bar Asso
ciation, and E. L. Angell, secretary
Mr. Sweatt’s petition maintained
that the.refusal by thp university
Board of Regents to admit him on
grounds of racial segregation is in
“direct violation of the 14th amend
ment.” And that such statutes and
constitutional provisions of Texas
which call for segregation also are
violations of the Federal Constitu
In his written answer Mr. Daniel
said separate courses and facilities
have been provided for Mr. Sweatt
and "such provisions do not consti
tute any violation of the 14th
Charge of Starvation
In Britain Supported
•y rtw Associated Frost
LONDON, May 13.—Dr. Franklin
Bicknell, the nutrition expert who
says England is starving, repeated
his assertion today and won the
support of a colleague and a leading
medical Journal.
Dr. Bicknell challenged Food Min
ister John Strachey in an open let
ter to tell housewives how they can
provide eaeh members of their fam
ily with 2,900 calories a day—900
more than the doctor, in a much
discussed article published last week,
says the average person gets.
**T*V»risA hovn T lrnnm
written to the ministry to ask how
they can obtain 2,900 calories,” Dr.
Bicknell said. “But in each case the
answer has consisted of vague gen
eralities. * • •”
There was no immediate comment
from the Food Ministry on Dr. Bick
nell’s letter, which appeared in the
108-year-old Medical Press along
with an editorial asking Mr. Stra
ti hey to publish menus showing how
the average family can get an ade
quate diet.
Describing Itself as “gravely con
cerned at the slow but steady de
terioration in our standard of living
after all these hungry years,” the
journal said it would be "very sorry
if Strachey’s calories • • • should
come to figure only on the menus of
our frustrated imaginations.”
Meanwhile another nutritionist,
Dr. Albert Howard, said Jn a letter
to the same publication that “there
is no doubt that this England of ours
in xlflvlv rfvlntr nf itnrvoHnn" nmlnn
to the lack of proteins.
Mew York Postal Workers
To Hold Conference Here
The New York Joint Conference
of Affiliated Postal Employes will
hold a "grass roots” conference at
10 am. tomorrow in the Hotel
Tht conference is being held to
map plans for the group’s legislative
program, which calls for the enact
ment of the Langer-Chavez retire
ment bill, pay raises and other bene
fits for postal employes.
Members of the House and Senate
Civil Service Committees have been
invited to address the meeting.
Robert A. Lovett, banker and
former Assistant Secretary of
Waft shown at his desk in New
York yesterday shortly after
President Truman announced
he will be named to succeed
Dean Acheson as Undersecre
tary of State. —AP P|ioto.
Romania DeniesSoviet
Received Flour Made
From American Wheat
By th* Associated Press
BUCHAREST, Romania, May 13.
—The Romanian government offi
cially denied today reports that
famine-ridden Romania had deliv
ered to the Soviet Union 400 car
loads of white flour milled from
American wheat imports.
The Romanian Ministry of For
eign Affairs stated in a com
“The Romanian Minister (in
Washington) is instructed to dem
onstrate as unfounded a com
munique published in the United
States press, according to which the
Romanian government delivered to
Russia 400 carloads of white flour,
allegedly originating from wheat
imported from the United States.
“No quantity of grain, however
small, coming from the United
States was delivered to the Soviet
Union. Besides, not a single car
load of wheat has been imported
from the United States, so it be
comes evident that the assertion is
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
today sent to the United States
political representative in Bucnarest
(Burton Y. Berry) all the papers
and documents necessary to prove
that the whole quantity of grain
imported from the United States
was entirely allocated for distribu
tion to the Romanian population
in need.”
On May 8 the Associated Press
carried a story from Washington in
which it said the State Department
reported Russian occupation forces
In Romania had demanded 400 car
loads of ..flour,, ,,, 4«, ,
The story quoted the department
as saying Romania was “about to
meet the demand and deliver Vie
flour,” but did not indicate that
the transaction already had taken
place. "■ >'
■ Department officials commented
to reporters privately that the Soviet
demand was in sharp contrast with
American efforts to ease famine
conditions in Romania. The United
States has been sending food ship
ments to Bucharest.
Press reports that some food
actually was being sent out of
Romania will be investigated, one
State Department official said, and
if found to be true will probably
result in the United States ending
lus lamine aia.
Earl of Carlisle Files
London Divorce Suit .
■y fh» Auoclalwi Pr«u
LONDON, May 12.—The Earl of
Carlisle had filed suit for divorce
against his 51-year-old countess,
naming Sir Walter Turner Monck
ton, 56, former solicitor general, as
The court files also showed that
Lady Monckton had brought suit
for divorce against Sir Walter, whom
she married in 1914.
Both suits were listed as unde
Marines in Two Trains
Escape Blasting of
Rail Line in China
fcy PlPSSS
PEIPING, May 13.—Several
sections of the Pelping-Linyu
(Shanhaikwan) rail line were
blown op today a few hours after
two trains carrying $00 American
Marines and their commander
passed safely through Commu
nist-held territory.
CoL Julian N. Friable, commander
of the 5th Regiment of the 1st Divi
sion, traveling in a de luxe coach,
and 500 Marines in a special train
reached the port of Chlnwangtao
without incident. They began
boarding two transports for Guam
and the United States in the with
drawal of Marines from China.
35# Left At Station.
About 350 Marines of the 5th
Regiment who drove a 75-vehicle
convoy from Peiping to Tientsin
yesterday were left waiting at the
station by the rail explosion. They
had been scheduled to board trains
s.j_a. n__
mainder of the 5th Regiment at
The vehicles, which' made the
highway run without dlfflfculty, were
being shipped by water to Chin
The railroad was cut during the
night in two separate places between
Tangku and Tangshan, tearing up
a mile-long section in one instance.
The rail line goes southeast from
Peiping to Tientsin and Taku and
then northeast to Chinwangtao and
Line Frequently Attacked.
,There have been frequent Chinese
Communist attacks on the rail line.
Tangku, 25 miles east of Tientsin,
is near the site of the Hslnho am
munition dump, which Communists
raided April 5, killing five American
Marines and wounding 16. The
dump later was turned over to the
Chinese government by the Marines.
May S the Chinese Communist
radio accused American Marines of
bombing and strafing four villages
northeast of Tientsin as an after
math of the Red attack on the dump.
The broadcast dispatch was never
rHA Eases Cun on Area
Of Hew Home Floor Space
•y tS* Aiseciatcd Tim
The Government eased its build
ing restrictions today to permit
construction of homes with a maxi
mum of 2,000 square feet of floor
space, under certain circumstances.
This is 500 square feet more than
previously authorized for new dwell
The new rules, ordered by the
Federal Housing Administration at
the request of Housing Expediter
Frank R. Creedon, will apply when:
1. The size or composition of the
family group to be housed requires
four or more bedrooms.
2. The applicant requires addi
tional floor space, in his residence,
for the practice of his business or
profession, and
3. The applicant purchased a iot
subject to deed restrictions in ex
cess of 1,500 square feet and made
the purchase Ct $T tiq* Whfifl no
regulations were in effect that Wduld
have prevented him from proceed
ing with construction.
Either veteran or nonveteran ap
plicants building for their own oc
cupancy may: build With maximum
floor area if they meet these re
quirements. Contractors not build
ing for owner occupancy are not
exempted from the 1,500 square feet
Windsor Due in'Brifain
Friday; Anxious for Job
By th* Aisociatvd ?r*«i
LONDON, May 13.—The Duke of
Windsor, unemployed since he left
the governorship of the Bahamas,
will arrive in England Friday as ,a
private citizen, more anxious tl3n
ever, his acquaintances said today,
to take a government job and aid
his country in her current economic
The former King and his Ameri
can-born Duchess will arrive with
out fanfare aboard the Queen
Elizabeth. Friends said they planned
to stay several weeks, in all the
privacy possible, at Charters, Sun
ninghill, the country estate of Mrs.
Frank Parkinson, widow of a
wealthy electrical goods manufac
turer. _
iy*ti*lly Prit»4
J. Frank Kelly Lumber Co. In- Makes An
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builders, maintenance men
We wish to announce to our friends and customers
Pending the rebuilding of our office, we are operating
from a temporary office just one door below.
Our millwork shop was untouched by the fire and we
can handle any special millwork order in our customary
efficient manner.
. Any order you place with us will be given our usual
prompt attention and delivery.
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Crash Victim, 5 Days Under Car
150 Feet Off Road, Is Saved •
8y ml Auacwtaa tmt
MARTINEZ, Calif . May IS—A
38-year-old Nary Veteran today de
scribed the horror of being trapped
for five days in the wreckage of
his automobile, less than 150 feet
from a busy highway, almost dying
of thirst with water only 10 feet
The man, Ernest Kenneth Steele,
38, an oil refinery worker of Rich
mond, Calif., is in'critical condition
and doctors are undecided whether
bis right arm, mangled in the crash,
will have to be amputated.
He was rescued late yesterday by
two power company linemen string
ing wire, through Franklin Canyon.
Mr. Steele, talking with highway
patrolmen and newsmen, said his
car left the road 8 miles west of
MarUnes late Wednesday night
when he fell asleep at' the wheel
while returning from a fishing trip.
The machine veered through a
highway fence, traveled about 10c
feet across a field and then plunged
into a 35-foot gully. Mr. Steele was
thrown from the seat, but, when he
regained consciousness, the next
morning, he found bis right arm was
mashed and caught between the
door and the side of the car as it
lay on its side.
mmp w maiMH mm m wv**™
^‘‘Every hour of every day I yelled^
he said. "I didn’t have anything to
eat to drink except two packages df
gum. x ate the last piece just be
fore they found me.”
His thirst grew intense, and he
Was tortured by the sight of water
to a small creek bed only 10 feet
from him. *
One mnming he heard the ham
mer of a man fixing the fence
through which his car had toashed.
And all through the ordeal he heard
automobiles passing on the high
way—so dose. But nobody heard
his continual cries.
As, Mr. Steele grew weaker and
felt ne could not last much longer
he smashed the glass fuel bowl on
the carburetor and salvaged a splin
ter of glass.
cm the fender he scratched this
message for his wife. Mae, 34:
•Don’t forget I love you.”
He thought of cutting off his arm
to free himself, but he was unable
to reach his knife with his left hand
and the sliver of glass was Inade
Doctors said Mr. Steele probably
would have died of thirst and shock
in a few more hours.
4-Power Austrian Unit
Snarled on Procedure
•y the Associated Pres*
VIENNA, May 13.—A four-power
commission appointed to thresh out
Austrian peace treaty snarls locked
horns 3-to-l, on procedural ques
tions at its first meeting yesterday
and convened again today in an
effort to get squared away for work
on the freaty draft.
France and Britain agreed to an
American proposal that the com
mission’s advisory "Committee of
Experts" be organized at once and
ordered to report after determining
concrete facts for the commission
to discuss. Russia dissented.
An Associated Press reporter who
entered the commission’s supposedly
secret meeting yesterday on an
official mission found the chief of
the Vienna bureau of Tass, official
Russian news agency, sitting in a
corner with a subordinate taking
notes. The American protested im
mediately and was ordered out of
the chamber.
Joseph Dodge, the American dele
gate, later brought up the question
and Eugen Kissilev, second ranking
Russian delegate, denied the two
men were reporters. He said they
were members of the Russian dele
The delegates finally agreed, how
ever, that all future meetings would
be closed to newsmen and that no
reporters present at yesterday’s ses
sion would be allowed to report any
of the proceedings.
David W. Thompson Rites
Tomorrow in Georgetown
Funeral services for David W.
Thompson, 36, a World War II vet
eran who died May 6 at the Be
thesda Naval Hospital, will be held
at 4:45 p m. tomorrow at the Cham
bers funeral home, 3003 M street
N.W. Burial will be in Arlington
National Cemetery.
Mr. Thompson, a native o£ Fair
fax County, Va., had lived here for
the hist 10 years. He was in auto
mobile body painter. In World War
II he served with the Army in Eu
rope, and was wounded in France.
While stationed in England he mar
ried Mrs. Hilda Thompson, who was
awaiting transportation to this coun
try when he died. Funeral arrange
ments were delayed pending notifi
cation of Mrs. Thompson. They had
an infant daughter, Evelyn.
Surviving, beside his widow and
daughter, are his father, Lindsey
Thompson, 935 New York avenue
N.W., and a sister, Mrs. Lottie Prus
sell, 823 Twenty-second street N.W.
Richard Rowland, 66, Dies;
Founded Metro Film Corp.
By tha Auociatad Pmi
NEW YORK, May IS.—Richardf
Rowland, 66, who entered the mo-*
tlon picture business at the age of*
18 as a film distributor and watf
founder of the original Metro Film}
Corp., died yesterday.
Until illness forced him to retirsf
eight months ago, Mr. Rowland wa»
an executive member of the Twen
tieth Century Fox story department
Mr. Rowland was said to have
inaugurated the policy of bringing
top-flight personalties of the stage
to the motion picture screen, and
was credited with being the ‘‘discov
erer’’ of Rudolph Valentino, Francis
X. Bushman, Harold Lockwood, and
other early screen stars.
In addition to his activities as
producer and distributor, Mr. Row
land was recognised as a specialist
on story properties and was person
ally credited with the success of "The
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,”
which he produced.
At the turn of the century Mr,
Rowland converted his father’s car
bon lamp business into the Metro
Corp., and he became president in
1914. At the same time he started
to build and purchase motion pic
ture theaters in the East.
§ A year later, he disposed of ,his
distribution interests in the Univer
sal, Paramount and Mutual Film
Companies, leaving him his theater
interests and the Metro Corp., which
he sold in 1919 to M&rcus Loew.
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