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•A-t-2 "THE EVENING STAR, Washington, D. C. I
' *- MONDAY, MAY it, »47.
Robert TaylorShort j
In Political 'Morality/
Izvestia Writer Says
•y Hi* A>ioc!at*d Pr#»»
MOSCOW, May 26.—Robert Tay
lEff, American film star, was taken
to-task in Izvestia yesterday because,
a writer in the government paper
said, he had revealed a lack of
political “morality” in his recent
testimony to a congressional com
mittee investigating Communism in
The attack was written by A. M.
Gerasimov, a Stalin movie prize
winner in 1943, who said that Mr.
Taylor by his own testimony had
played the lead in the movie "Song
of Russia" during the war against
his own wishes and under the duress
of American officials.
“Quite obviously the same old
round American dollar is the reason
for everything," Gerasimov declared
„ in a letter to the editor of Izvestia.
“Conscience, honor and even the
very elementary representation of
decency are tied up conveniently
with the dollar for which Taylor,
according to his own statements,
sold his ‘American conviction’”.
Sympathy Once Was Fashion.
(In California recently Mr.
Taylor told a closed session of
the House Committee on Un
american Activities, Chairman J.
Thomas Parnell reported, that he
was virtually forced to play in
the "Song of Russia," which Mr.
Taylor considered Russian propa
ganda. Mr. Taylor was quoted as
saying his entry into the Navy
was delayed until he had com
pleted the role.)
.iiieie was a ume, saia urerasi
mov, “when it was stylish to be
come enthusiastic in one's sym
pathies toward the Soviet Union.
Hollywood made quite a bit of money
out of it and so did Robert Taylor.
“But different times are upon us
and under the influence of certain
law's it has become stylish to reject
or deny such sympathies. In fact
it has become stylish to 'expose.'
One should not think that Robert
Taylor is not making capital of this,
"Oh, well, every one understands
the basis of human morality and
human frailty."
He Liked the Show.
Gerasimov said that “Song of
Russia," despite considerable na
ivete, made a generally good impres
sion on him because it was per
meated with a sympathetic attitude
toward the U. S S. R.
In Hollywood, Mr. Taylor told
new'smen* that he did not W'ant to
discuss Gerasimov's statements.
Louis B. Mayer, whose MGM studio
produced "Song of Russia,” also
refused to comment.
More Roosevelt Papers
Sent to Oil Deal Probers
ly th# Associated Press
Chairman Brewster of the Senate;
War Investigating Committee said'
yesterday that the committee has
received additional papers from the
Franklin D. Roosevelt estate in
connection with its investigation of
• Saudi Arabian oil deal.
He told a reporter, however, that
he does not know what may be in
the file, since he has not had a
Chance to go through it. There are
six or seven items, he said.
Trustees of the late President’s!
papers agreed at a recent conference j
with the committee to furnish ad- j
ditional documents. Senator Brew’-j
ster said, and he assumes these are
the ones to w-hich they referred.
He expressed particular interest j
in papers connected with a reported J
1941 proposal for purchase of oil
from Saudi Arabia.
The committee has been trying to
arrange its own search of the col- j
lected papers to determine for itself
what is relevant to its work.
Legion Asks Information
On Graves of Veterans
To assure that poppies mark the
graves of all war veterans in Con
gressional Cemetery on Memorial
Day, John A. Smith, 830 Jefferson
street N.W.. today asked relatives
to give the cemetery office the
names and locations of veterans'
graves which do no.t have tomb
Mr. Smith is chairman of a com
mittee lepresenting National Ca-;
thedral American Legion Post No.'
10 which will decorate veterans
graves in the cemetery.
Weather Report
District of Columbia—Sunny with
highest temperature around 75 this;
afternoon. Mostly clear with lowest!
tonight about 58 degrees. Some
cloudiness but mostly sunny mod
ererate temperature tomorrow.
Virginia—Mostly clear with cooler
in east portion tonight. Tomorrow
partly cloudy with moderate tern- j
Maryland—Generally fair tonight;
and tomorrow. Cooler near the;
coast tonight, moderate temperature
Wind velocity: io miles per hour; {
direction, southeast.
* Rivrr Report.
‘From United States Enatneers.t
Potomac Riser cloudy at Harpers Perry
and muddy at Great Falls, Shenandoah
cloudy at Harper* Ferry.
Temperature and Humidity.
Yesterday— Temperature. Humidity.
„ Degrees. Per Cent.
Noon . _ ;p 7" i
4 p.m.__1H 77
8 pm. _ 85 gg i
Midnight_ 67 go I
Sam __ 60 85 !
130 p.m _ 71 41 i
Record Temperatures This Tear.
Highest. 89. on May 13.
Lowest, .7. on February 5.
Tide Tables.
(Furnished by United states Coast and
Geodetic Surrey.i
.. , Today Tomorrow
High _ 1:32 A.m. 2:37 a m
Low - 8:21 a.m. 9:30 a.m.
High _.. 1:49 p.m. 2:56 p.m. i
Low _9:01 p.m. 10:01 p.m.
The Sub and 51aon.
Rises. Sets.
Sun. today 5:47 8:23
„Sun. tomorrow 5:48 g:24
.Moon, today. 12:00 p.m. 1:44 a.m.
Automobile lights must be turned on
one-half hour after aunset.
Monthly precipitation in Inches in the i
Capital (current month to date);
Month. 1947 Average. Record
January _ 3.18 3.55 7.83 '87.
February - 1.27 3.37 6.84 '84
March - 1.02 3.7C 8.84 ’91 I
Aoril - 2.48 3.27 9.13 '8»!
May - 3.45 3 70 10.69 89 i
Juno _ 4.13 10.94 '(Ml |
‘July -- 4.71 10.63 'S8I
August -- 4 01 14.41 '28!
•September_ 1., 3.24 17.45 '3t
Cctober -- 2.84 8.81 '37:
Jiovemb'r _ _ 2.37 7.18 "77 i
Oecem’oer _ 3.32 7.56 '01 j
Temperatures In Various Cities.
Hun kw a High Low ’
-Alhuauemue 84 61 Miami 81
••Atlanta 84 61 Milwaukee 88 57
-Atlantic City K4 59 New Orleans 83 70
"Birmsrck 58 New York 6T 58
^Boston . . . 67 53 Norfolk 84 68
^Buffalo __ 72 46 Oklahoma C. 75 56
^Chicago . 7(1 58 Omaha 82 48
^Cincinnati,_ 67 48 Phoenix 104 70
Jpetroit_ 58 53 Pittsburgh 77 46
JXl Paso _ 81 85 P'rtl nd. Me. 64 49
SGalveston . 79 68 St. Louis 74 58
jHsrrisburg 78 53 Salt Lake c. 85 59
Jlndtanapolis 64 52 San Anacmio 82
(Kansas City 78 61 San Fr eisco 71 55
*®es Angeles 6 57 Seattle_ 88
AgiJisTllle ^6 50 Tampa_ 87 74
Memory of McNair Honored
On Birthday at War College
Gen. Jacob L. Devers (left) paid tribute yesterday to the
late Lt. Gen. Lesley J. McNair. With him are Mrs. McNair and
Lee J. Garling. —Star Staff Photo.
The memory of Lt. Gen. Lesley J.
McNair, former commanding gen
eral of the Army Ground Forces,
who was killed in World War II, was
honored in services at the National
War College yesterday on the an
j niversary of his birth.
Gen. Jacob L. Devers, present
Army GroiXtd Forces chief, paid
! tribute to Gen. McNair's “inspiring
■ leadership" and the training pro
gram he directed for building the
i victorious American Army in the
last war.
[ Gen. Devers spoke to more than
100 persons before a plaque dedi
cated to Gen. McNair's memory
two years ago. The bronze memor
ial plaque, put up with funds con
tributed by Army enlisted men,
commemorates “the quiet thorough
ness of this outstanding soldier.”
Gen. McNair, who would have
been 64 yeara old yesterday, was
killed on July 25, 1944, by American j
bombs which fell short of their
target in Normandy. He was in
the front lines as an observer after !
being relieved as ground forces com-!
mander a few weeks previously for
an overseas assignment.
His widow, Mrs. Claire McNair,
attended the services yesterday.
The ceremony was sponsored by the;
Lesley and Douglas McNair Post.
No. 52, American Legion. The post
was named in honor of Gen. McNair
and his son, Col. Douglas McNair,
who was killed on Guam less than a
month after his father's death.
Lee J. Garling. founder and past
commander of the post, placed a
wreath at the base of the plaque.
The American Legion National
Guard of Honor participated in the;
Hearing in House Near
On Change in System
Of Electing President ;
Sy th# Associated Press
A move to change the system of,
electing presidents will get under i
way in Congress this week.
A House Judiciary subcommittee
; has arranged for hearings Wednes-;
| day on a proposed amendment to
the constitution to make the elec-'
toral vote of each State correspond
to the popular vote.
Should Congress and then three
fourths of the States approve it,
the results of some future elections
; might be changed.
Subcommittee Chairman Robison
told a reporter the amendment also
would tend to break up the solid
Democratic South and the almost
equally solid Republican front in
some Northern and Eastern States.
He said it also should result in a
bigger turnout of voters because “the
vote of every person would count."
Considerable Support Seen.
“There is considerable support for
the amendment,” Mr. Robison said.
Under the present system, voters
in each State choose electors who
in turn vote for the President. The
number of electors is the same as
the number of United States Sen
ators and Representatives from the
All of New York’s 47 electoral
votes, for instance, go to the man
for whom the majority of the voters
in the State cast ballots. It makes
no difference whether the candidate
just squeezes by or wins the State in
a runaway.
The proposal coming before Mr.
Robsion's subcommittee is that the
electoral vote be split up, even into
fractions. .In that way, if two-thirds
of the New York vote went to a
Democrat, he would get two-thirds
of the 47 electoral votes instead of
all of them. The remaining third
would go to the Republican nominee,
except for some small portion minor
party candidates might receive.
Farm Bureaus Assail
House Cuts in Budget
As Breach of Faith
The House Appropriations Com
mittee has broken "faith with mil
lions of farmers” in recommending
a cut in the Agriculture Depart
ment's conservation program. Ed
ward A. O'Neal, president of the
American Farm Bureau Federation,
declared today.
In a telegram to all House mem
bers, the head of one of the Nation’s
biggest farm groups asserted that
farmers are "deeply shocked* at
several recommendations of the
committee. The committee proposed
an overall 32 per cent cut in the
department budget for netft year.
“Our organization offered sincere,
aggressive support for real, con
structive expenditures and duplica
tion of services, but we asked the
committee not to cut the heart out >
of the farm program," Mr. O’Neal
told House members.
dmiiic vt uum nave non.
Under such a system, Mr. Robsion
said, the Cleveland-Blaine presi
dential race would have turned out
differently. He said Cleveland car
ried New York by a narrow margin
of the popular vote, and thus would
have received only slightly more
than half the electoral vote from
that key State.
Blaine, he said, would have ob
tained enough electoral votes from
New York to become President.
"Now down tn Texas," Mr. Rob
sion said. "They tell me thousands
of Republicans don’t vote there be
cause they know it wouldn’t do any
good The State will go Democratic
“Under this amendment, their,
votes would count.
"The same thing would apply to
Democrats in Vermont."
Warplanes Aid Chinese
Defending Szepingkai
ly th« Associated Press
NANKING, May 26.—Warplanes
were reported in action today in
support of government forces try
ing to beat off Chinese Communist
a tucks on Szepingkai. vital rail hub
70 miles southwest of Changchun,
beseiged capiUl of Manchuria.
Field dispatches said Nationalists
had repulsed a Communist attempt
to seize an airfield on the western
outskirts of Szepingkai. but ac
knowledged that the Reds were
less than 2 miles from the city on
the north.
The Reds cut telephonic com
munications between Mukden and
Szepingkai as government rein
forcements streamed north.
Mr. uneai aaaea tnat farmers
were “alarmed” over elimination of
so-called Section 32 funds for sur
plus disposal and failure to provide
even last year's allotment of re
search funds under the Hope-Flan
nagan Act. which he noted Congress
passed last year almost unani
“We favor strict economy, but
strongly protest the foregoing ac
tions as false economy and break
ing faith with farmers,” Mr. O'Neal
“Millions of farmers are looking
to you to rectify these injustices
and to keep f8ith with farmers
above party, by providing these
badly needed funds,” he added.
Canada Acts to Curtail
Hoarding of U. S. Cash
•y the Associated Press
OTTAWA, May 26—Moving to
lurtail hoarding of privately
Jbtained United States currency.
Canadian Finance Minister Douglas
Abbott today announced regulations
requiring Canadians possessing more
than $10 in United States funds to
sell them to the Bank of Canada.
The minister emphasized that no
change was being made in the policy
Df making “any reasonable amount”
cf United States funds available to
Canadians for legitimate travel pur-;
poses. As in the past, residents
would obtain necessary funds and
permits from the foreign exchange
control board through the banks.
Mr. Abbott emphasized the new
regulations would not affect the
freedom of American tourists to
bring funds into Canada or to take
home any money not spent during
their stay in the Dominion. .
Woman's Society to Meet
The Woman's Society of Christian
Service of the Methodist Church
will meet at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at
the River Road Methodist Church.
It had been announced erroneously
last week that the meeting would be
on Wednesday.
11-Nation U. N. Group
Opens Session Today
On Palestine Problem
ly »h« AukmM frMi
LAKE SUCCESS. May 20.—A «pe
cial United Nations commission on
Palestine, given three months to
solve the Holy Land problem, opens
sessions today with prospects of an
early test over Jewish immigration.
As the 11-nation group was called,
a Polish source reported that the
two Slav states on the commission
would press for a decision to widen
the investigation to include Europe’s
displaced person camps, where thou
sands of Jews are waiting to get
Into Palestine.
This source said that Czechoslo
vakia, backed by Yugoslavia, would
demand that the commission take
advantage of its virtually unlimited
Instructions from the General As
sembly's recent special session to
visit these camps.
Possibility of such a move prompt
ed another Arab reiteration that
there was no connection between the
problems of Palestine and displaced
persons. The Jews, however, hold
that the Holy Land must be opened
up to these refugees as a first step
toward any solution of the whole
Arabs Would Sever Relations.
“I am afraid that the Arabs
would not have relations with the
commission should such a step be
taken,” Paris el Khoury, Syrian
delegate to the Security Council,
None of the five Arab states in the
U. N. is represented on the com
mission. However, El Khoury said
he would be here “on other busi
ness’’ and would keep in touch with
Ail Aiau stales nave reset veu men
positions on co-operation with the
inquiry body and a final decision
was expected at a meeting of the
Arab League in Cairo early in June.
Commission action on inclusion or
exclusion of the D. P. camps from
their Itinerary will be a major fac
tor in the Arab verdict.
Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia,
Egypt and Iraq are U. N. members
and these nations, along with Ye
men and Trans-Jordan, make up
the Arab League.
This commission, the 19th in his
tory to tackle the Palestine problem,
will remain here about 10 days draft
ing its program. It then will travel
to Palestine and any other places
decided upon, hear representatives
of Jewish and perhaps Arab and
Christian groups, and have a final
report ready on Sept. 1.
Report Basis for U. N. Debate.
The report will form the basis for
debate at the September session of
the General Assembly.
While delegates on the commis
sion—representing Chechoslovakia,
Yugoslavia, Canada, Australia, Peru,
Uruguary, Guatemala, Sweden, Iran,
India and the Netherlands—were
reluctant to comment before begin-'
ning deliberations, United Nations
experts predicted that the group
finally would recommend either a
partition of the Holy Land between
the Jews and Arabs or an Arab
Jewlsh state under International
The Arabs oppose anything less
than outright independent Arab
nacion, contending that Palestine
always has been and always must
be an Arab country.
The Jews are plumping first for
a Jewish state, but probably would
accept a dual nation if they were
sure the immigration bars would be
let down to allow them to erase the
Arab's present two to one edge in
population. The Zionists have not
/one beyond accepting partition as
a basis for discussion.
Royal Family honors
Queen Mary, 80 Today
fty tH# Associated Press
LONDON, May 26. — Dowager
Queen Mary, celebrating her 80th
birthday anniversary, was toasted by
31 members of the royal family to
day at a luncheon in Buckingham)
Palace. However, her eldest son, the
Duke of Windsor, and his American
born wife were absent.
Among the guests was Lt. Philip
Mountbatten, often mentioned as
the future husband of Princess
Windsor visited Queen Mary
during the morning. The dowager,
however, never has received the
woman for whom her son abandoned)
the throne.
King George VI, Queen Elizabeth)
and the Princesses Elizabeth and
Margaret Rose were among those
honoring the stately old Queen. She
was cheered by crowds as she left
Marlborough House, her official resi
dence, for the palace.
Her other son, the Duke of Glou
cester, and his duchess, and the
widow of Queen Mary's youngest
son, the Duchess of Kent, were at
the luncheon. Her daughter. Prin
cess Mary, was absent because of the
death Saturday of her husband, the
Earl of Harewood.
Veterans Save Insurance
Worth $2,750,000,000
Sy th« Associated Press
The Veterans’ Administration
said today 440,000 World War II
veterans have reinstated $2,750.
000,000 in lapsed national service
life insurance policies since the
start of a campaign March X.
More than 9,000,000 veterans have
not yet acted, however, on an in
vitation to reinstate theii- policies
"the easy way"—without physical
examination. They have until Aug
ust 1 to do so.
Tanganyika has taxed coffee, gold
and diamonds to raise funds to
subsidize foods.
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We Are Now Offering
New Venetian Blinds . . . Cheiet of . . . Wood, Steel, Aluminum
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Covenant Excluding
Negroes Is Upheld
By Appeals Court
By W. G. Pol lord
The United States Court of Ap
peals today in a two-to-one deci
sion upheld a so-called white.cove
nant excluding Negroes from owning
or occupying certain houses in the
100 block of Bryant street N.W., al
though other houses in the block
are undlsputedly occupied by col
ored persons. The opinion affirmed
District Court decisions.
A dissenting opinion was written
by Justice Henry W. Edgerton, who
severely criticized the policy of ex
cluding colored persons from white
neighborhoods through covepants.
The houses involved in the cove
nant extend from 114 to 152 Bryant
street N.W. Adjoining lots, how
ever. from 154 to 174 Bryant street1
N.W. are not subject to the cove
nant, the appellate court pointed
The ruling is against Raphael G.
Urciolo, real estate operator, who
sold several of the houses coming
under the covenant and also against
James M. Hurd, colored, an occu
pant of one of them.
No Conflict in Decision*.
The majority appellate court de
cision, written by Justice Bennett
Champ Clark said:
"We havi no conflict in our de
cisions, which have, for over 25
years, uniformly upheld the validity
of these restrictive conditions,
whether by deed covenant or agree
ment .between property owners,
whether for a designated length of
time or perpetual, and whether
against alienation, use and occu
pancy or both.
•iXlfa AKeaoiro Its In m
dictions the majority of recent de
cisions are in accord with our hold
ing.” added the majority opinion.
Justice Edgerton in dissenting
“The court holds that perpetual
deed covenants forbidding sale of
homes to Negroes are valid and en
forceable by injunctions, cancelling
sales, evicting Negroes from homes
that they have bought and pre
venting sales to other Negroes. I
think this erroneous for live rea
sons, each independent of the other
four. The covenants are void as
unreasonable restraints on aliena
tion. They are void because con
trary to public policy.
Their enforcement by injunction
is inequitable. Their enforcement
by injunction violates the due
process clause of the Fifth Amend
ment. Their enforcement by in
junction violates the Civil Rights
Act which requires that "all citi
zens of the United States shall have
the same right, in every State and
territory, as is enjoyed by white
citizens thereof, to inherit, purchase,
lease, sell, hold and convey real and
personal property.”
No Supreme Court Ruling.
Justice Edgerton in his dissent
also declared that "despite the great
importance of the question whether
racial restrictive covenants are valid
and whether they are enforceable
by injunction, the Supreme Court
has never ruled on either.”
At another point in his dissent
Justice Edgerton said, “It has been
contended that enforcement of cov
enants which exclude a race from a
neighborhood does not involve dis
crimination because it permits reci
procity. This amounts to saying
that if Negjoes are excluded from
decent housing they may retaliate
by excluding whites from slums.”
Such reciprocity is not merely
imaginary and unequal but irrele
vant, added Justice Edgerton.
Justice Edgerton also declared that
"Any contention that public welfare
is on the whole promoted by pre
venting Negroes from buying homes
in white neighborhoods is refuted
as a matter of law • •
"The housing shortage in the Dis
trict of Columbia has long been
acute. The shortage of decent hous
ing, or any housing, for Negroes is
particularly acute,” said Justice
Justice Wilbur K. Miller heard the
case with Justices Clark and Edger
ton. The white property owners
were represented by Henry Gilligan
and Thomas X. Dunn.
Brewster Sets Hearings
On Travel for June 10
iy the Ai«oetart«al Pf#«*
Senator Brewster, Republican, of
Maine announced yesterday he will
open hearings June 10 on plans to
promote foreign travel.
Senator Brewster is chairman of
a Commerce subcommittee consid
ering a resolution which would di
rect the State Department to con
sider making agreements wdth for
eign nations to reduce the require
ments for admission of travelers.
“One of the most perplexing prob
lems facing us today is that of find
ing means whereby foreign nations
can obtain dollars with which to
buy the products of our farms and
factories, and to repay the loans al
ready extended to them," Senator
Brewster said.
"The money spent by our tourists
in those countries is a partial solu
tion to that problem, and in the
course of the next four or five years
this method can become vastly
more important.”
hower, son of Geii. Eisenhower, Army Chief of Staff, and
his fiancee, Barbara Jean Thompson of Hammond, Ind., shown
as they arrived aboard the United States Army transport Gen.
M. B. Stewart yesterday from Bremerhaven, Germany. The
couple plan to be married June 10 at Fort Monroe, Va„ where
the bride’s father, Col. Percy W. Thompson, is being assigned.
—AP Wirephoto.
Also aboard the Army transport Gen. M. B. Stewart were
Mrs. James J. Winn, daughter of Mrs. George C. Marshall, wife
of the Secretary of State, and her two children, James J., Jr., 5,
and Katherine, 4. They are returning to Washington from
New Delhi, India. —AP WirephotA
Soviet Russia is organizing the
“greatest mineral drive ever con
ceived by the government and
peoples of a single nation," Senator
Brewster, Republican, of Maine,
said yesterday in an interview.
Declaring that he has a “reliable,
authentic report,” Senator Brewster
called the Russian drive a “grand
quest,” but whether it is concerned
with uranium or other fissionable
materials was not specified.
Senator Brewster related that
a German army doctor who was a
prisoner in Russia and has been
brought to the United States to
testify in a treason trial at Boston
told him the Russians have “fairly
complete knowledge" about atomic
The former prisoner said the;
U. S. and Russians Resume
Attempts to Unify Korea
By the Associated Pres*
SEOUL. May 26—The American
Russian Commission announced offi
cially today it has resumed its task
of establishing a provisional Korean
government to unify the country,
and promised communiques on Its
progress at least weekly.
Subcommissions are beginning
their work in closed session, with
the next meeting of the full com
mission expected Wednesday.
One of Korea’s top conservative
leaders, Dr. Syngman Rhee, told a
press conference yesterday that he
no longer opposed the idea of
Koreans conferring with the com
mission, although he himself was
not eager to do so.
For Dr. Rhee. this was a conces
sion Lt Gen. John R. Hodge, com
mandant of American - occupied
South Korea, said "it would appear
that Dr. Rhee is gaining a better
understanding of the situation."
Dr. Rhee still insisted, however,
that America and Russia should de
fine clearly the type of trusteeship
.hey proposed for Korea; and he said
he feared future conflict “over
American and Russian definitions of
Russians have many German scien
tists on an island in the Black Sea.
He added that his opinion about
Russia's atomic knowledge is shared
by other Germans with whom he
has talked since his release.
Senator Brewster turned over de
tails of his report from Russia to
Senator Malone, Republican, of
Nevada, chairman of a Senate Public
Lands Subcommittee on Natural Re
sources, so that the committee. Fed
eral agencies and American indus
try may know of the project for
"whatever relation it may have to
our American picture."
Senator Brewster made public a
letter to Senator Malone saying
that the mineral hunt embraces all
16 Soviet republics and an area of
(85,000 square miles.
Waldrop New Seaboard
Passenger Agent Here
Emory F. Waldrop, Jr., has been
appointed district passenger agent
here for the Seaboard Air Line Rail
road, replacing J. N. Fisher, who has
been promoted to assistant general
passenger agent at Birmingham.
Mr. Waldrop will come to Wash
ington from New York, according to
C. E. Bell, passenger traffic manager.
Mr. Waldrop has served in the gen
eral auditor's office at Portsmouth,
Va.; in the mail traffic manager's
office at Norfolk, Va., and as secre
tary to L. R. Powell, Jr., then re
ceiver and now president of the road.
Saudi Arabia has halved its im
port duties on essential foodstuffs.
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Utilize this service—to refinance an existing
indebtedness or to provide additional funds
The plan is simply this:
An assignment of the policy is made to the
Bank, a note for the desired amount is
executed (limited to the cash value of the
policy), and you pay interest of 110 every
three months for each one thousand
dollars borrowed. Inquiries invited.
Bank of Commerce & Savings
7th at E N.W.
Brightwoorf Branch H Street Branch
Georf is at Piney Brandi H St North Capitol
Hospital Bridegroom
Is Unaware of Death
Of Son, 17, in River
George ST. Nicholson, who was
married Friday in a bedside cere
mony at Newport News (Va.) Hos
pital to Mrs. Mildred Christman
of 135 Kentucky avenue 8.E., today
was still unaware of the drowning
of his son, David, 17, In the Potomac
River a few hours after the mar
riage was performed.
Mr. Nicholson, whose second wife,
Mrs. Dorothy Nicholson. 26, died
February 3 in a Washington den
tist’s office, Is recovering from in
juries suffered May 11 in an auto
mobile accident which cost the life
of his youngest son, George, Jr., 5.
The Rev. Graham S. Carlton,
pastor of the Hilton Village (Va.)
Methodist Church, officiated at the
marriage, which was attended only
by Mr. Nicholson’s personal phy
sician and members of the hospital
staff. The ceremony was performed
on Mr. Nicholson’s 44th birthday.
Body Believed Recovered.
Authorities believed they had re
covered the body of David, who
drowned while attempting to swim
to a rowboat from Walker Point,
near Canal road N.W. Although
the distance was only 25 feet, wit
nesses said, the youth went under
about five feet from the boat.
The body which police thought
was young Nicholson's was recovered
about 8:45 am. today near Fletch
er's Boathouse, on Canal road be
tween Key Bridge and Chain Bridge.
David had recently been sworn
into the Marjne Corps Reserve, a
member of the family said, and was
to have attended a Marine encamp
ment this summer. The Wilson
High School student was studying
aeronautics, which he Intended to
make his career.
Mother and Niece Have Died.
Mr. Nicholson, who is recovering
from a fractured leg and cuts and
bruises suffered when his car hit a
bridge a few miles from his home
in Hampton, Va„ has two otHer
children, Charles E. Nicholson and
Miss Dorothy E. Nicholson, both of
whom are residing with an aunt,
Mrs. Mildred Yates, 4705 Cooper
lane, Brookdale, Md.
Mr. Nicholson’s second wife died
after she had been given gas for a
tooth extraction in an Eye street
dentist's office. His mother, Mrs. Sue
Nicholson, died in January and a
niece, Mrs. Helen Tolbert, died early
this month.
A member of Mr. Nicholson’s fam
ily said Mrs. Christman, a widow,
was a “childhood sweetheart" of Mr.
Nicholson. Mrs. Christman went to
Newport News shortly after Mr.
Nicholson was injured, and was with
him when he was Informed of the
death of his youngest son, it was
Election of New Leader
Occupies Maryland AFL
•y th« Asiociettd Prm
I 3ALTIMORE, May 26.—Election
: of s new president was holding the
’op discussion spot today among
leaders opening the annual four-day
convention of the Maryland State
and District of Columbia Federa
tion of Labor.
The presidency has been resigned
by Robert J. Buxbaum who was ap
pointed an international AFL rep
I resentative.
According to a national AFL di
rective, the president must be a
Baltimore representative. So far,
Harry Cohen, president of the Balti
more Federation of Labor, and Frank
Bonadio, business agent for the
Sheet Metal Workers, have announc
ed their candidacies.
Among the speakers will be Wil
j liam Green AFL president. He will
I talk at a banquet Wednesday.
Congress in Brief
•y the Associated Prow
Votes at 4 p.m. on motion to defer
tax reduction legislation until
June 10.
Banking Committee hears Marrl
ner Eccles, Federal Reserve Board
chairman, on bill to regulate bank
holding companies.
Small business subcommittee con
tinues investigation of steel sales.
Commerce subcommittee resumes
| hearing on bill to consolidate Amer
ican International Airlines,
j House:
Cancels legislative schedule for
j day out of respect to Representative
Bradley, Republican, of Michigan,
| who died Saturday.
Rules Committee considers bill to
setup Government information pro
I Foreign Affairs Committee studies
(measure for American participation
jin International Refugee Organiza
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