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District Soldier Held
In Hyattsville After
85-M.P.H. Auto Chase
A Washington soldier who police
said had escaped from Metropolitan
and Hyattsville authorities during
an 85-mile-an-hour chase, was cap
tured early today by Maryland
State police on the Baltimore boule
vard near Muirkirk.
Sergt. Lawrence E. Coates. 36,
colored, of the 2700 block of Elev
enth street N.W., a soldier stationed
at Fort Meade, eluded District and
Hyattsville police after being pur
sued out Michigan avenue N.E., into
Maryland, a* o’clock this
He was held at the Hyattsville
police station Mnder $750 bond or
$297AO collateral on six charges
pending a hearing in Hyattsville
Police Court at 10 am. June 19.
Coates was charged 'with driving
more than 70 miles an hour, reck
less driving, turning off his lights
to avoid identification, passing three
stop signs, driving with an expired
permit and failing to stop at the
command of a policeman.
Hyattsville Policemen Kenneth C.
Moreau and Elmer Thompson said
j they were waiting for the speeding
car at Fortieth and Hamilton streets
in Hyattsville after notification by
* District police when the car ap
i proached them with lights turned
off and headed for their car. The
policemen said they had to jump out
of their car and Coats narrowly
missed hitting them. Both said they
took six or eight shots at the car,
at least one of which struck Coates’
Maryland State police at Water
loo recognized the Coates' car by
I the bullet hole. They said he was
1 driving slowly, apparently in an
effort to avoid attention.
Less than two hours earlier the
j two Hyattsville policemen arrested
j Andrew Krause, jr., 29, Annapolis,
! for driving more than 70 miles an
koite An U o m 41 f am afreet Un wtea
; captured after a chasf of three
1 blocks and put in the Hyattsville
* Jail in default of $101 collateral
or $300 bond; A hearing was sched
| uled in Hyattsville Police Court
June 28. ... ..
(Continued1 From First ^ age.l
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j hold water and that he had to be
answered. • :,
Senator Taft*'refused any com
ment on Mr. Truman’s statement,
but Senator Hawkes, Republican, of
New Jersey vigorously defended the
position taken by the Ohio Senator.
“Of course Taft’s absolutely
right,” Senator Hawkes told a re
/ porter. “As long as we shorten the
i'supply of goods in this country
. by shipping them abroad prices are '
1 going to have a higher level than
otherwise unless you have an abso
* lutely controlled economy.”
The President said Senator Taft ;
) Is arguing In effect that “the only :
way to bring prices down is to re- i
due* the defaand for goods.” To
carry that reasoning to its logical
conclusion, the President said, is to*
, advocate a lowered demand for
* goods that would bring about “a
tragic recession or depression.”
This, Mr. Truman added, is “the
j old idea of boom and bust.”
The President coupled the attack
r Mi Senator Taft with a discussion
of domestic economic conditions and
renewed his demand on business for
voluntary price reductions. “They
are as important now as ever before
—if not more important,” the Presi
dent stressed.
Mr. Truman said that his cam- ,
paign for voluntary price reduc
tion, "while it has not gone far .
enough, has already yielded sub
stantial results.” f
In a little summary', he showed
that all commodities had undergone
a 2 per cent reduction since the peak
of March 29. Farm products, it was
shown, are down 5.8 per cent since
March 15; foods, 9.1 since March 8, ’
and all other products, 0.1 of 1 per ]
cent since March 18.
Industrial Prices More Resistant. ]
The President pointed out that \
industrial prices have been more (
resistant to decreases than have i
others, and he agreed that "mten- £
sive foreign demand has kept some £
farm prices higher than they other- ,
wise would be.” 1
“The administration,” Mr. Tru- i
man's statement said, “fully recog- s
nized that these foreign aid pro
grams would place some strain on s
the American economy, particularly i
in the current inflationary situation i
caused by the high domestic demand «
and the shortages of some goods, t
But the fact that necessary foreign i
aid programs add to our economic
problems at home makes it all the !
more important that we handle i
these domestic problems with vigor! i
and common sense.” ! i
The search for a top-flight admin- 1
tetrator to carry out the Grecian c
part of the Greek-Turkish aid pro- *
gram had been in progress for weeks. *
It started even before President \
Truman formally signed on May 22
the legislation designed to bolster *
both countries against threats of ,
Communist domination.
Choice of Griswold a Surprise.
Mr. Griswold's appointment came 1
as a surprise as his name had not 1
figured in speculation. '
The Nebraskan is 54 years old and
a veteran of World War I. He is *
serving as director of internal af
fairs for Gen. Lucius D. Clay, Ameri- j
can commander in Germany.
Mr. Allen, a former vice chairman
In charge of insular and foreign af
fairs for the Red Cross, has been
with the State Department for sev
eral months.
Senate confirmation is required i
for the Greek aid administrator.
Fast Track Due
At Johns Hopkins
1Tartle Darby'
Ey Associated Press
BALTIMORE. June 5—A fast i f
track was predicted for the 11th ,
annual running of the Johns Hop- J
kins Hospital "tartle darby” today, '
with 80 sleek shellbacks ready to
speed a distance of 17 feet.
The entries will be lined up in c
the center of a 34-foot circle and j
cut loose to race toward the perim- '
eter before an excited throng of e
2,000. t
Cracking down severely on the c
usual questionable prederby activ
ities, Dr. Philip Tumulty, racing sec
retary of the Hopkins Turf and c
Turtle Club, warned that turtle- i
doping would not be tolerated. i
A wharf rat in a mocked-up
turtle 6hell and an entry from the c
surgical AafT with its tortoise shell t
: replaced witft an aluminum one al- ;
rgeady have been disqualified. i
ON THEIR WAT OUT—This shows one of the two covered bridges
across the Reflecting Pool being demolished by workmen. The
Public Buildings Administration began the Job of tearing down
the wartime structures yesterday. —Star Staff Photo.
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Textof Truman Reply to Taft |
Following is the text of Presi
dent Truman’s statement on
Senator Taft, Republican, of
Ohio and, prices:
Senator Taft Is reported to have
said that “apparently the President
and the administration are aban
doning talk of keeping prices down
in favor of spending abroad that
will keep them up.” The Senator
said that loans to other countries
for the purchase of goods here in
crease the competition on home
markets and thus force prices up.
The administration did not advo
cate the Oreek-Turkish program for
the purpose of bringing prices down.
It advocated that program for two
Important reasons—first, to extend
aid to starving millions and to help
restore their economies so that the
world may regain its prosperity in
the long run, and second, to help
those nations which want to pre
serve their freedoms and to set up
i bulwark against totalitarian ag
The administration fully recog
nized that these foreign aid pro
grams would place some strain upon
the American economy, particularly
In the-current inflationary situation
caused by the high domestic de
mand and the shortages of some
goods. But the fact that necessary
foreign-aid programs add to our
economic problems at home makes
it all the more important that we
handle these domestic programs
with vigor and common sense.
Price Cuts Urgent.
rutt icuucuuuii wuerever uiey
ire possible, are even more urgent
because of the additional strain
which the world situation inescapa
bly places upon our own economy.
Co say that we sivbuld abandon our
efforts directed toward enduring
vorld peace and freedom because
hese efforts create economic prob
ems is like saying that we should
lave abandoned our war effort be
:ause it created economic problems.
During the wat the tremendous
lemand for goods would have
breed prices to fantastically high
evels, except for price control. With
brice control, we held prices at rea
lonable levels. Yet, because of the
remendous volume, business made
fine profits even after taxes. We
low have a tremendous peacetime
lemand, domestic and foreign, but
we have not price control. In such
i situation, it is up to those whose
broflts are high at the current in
flated prices to reduce these prices
voluntarily—in their own interest as
well as the Interest of the American
iconomy and the world situation.
The very heart of my request for
voluntary price reductions is that
business intelligence must now take
he place of Government regula
tion if our economy is to operate in
he interest of all the people.
Implications of Argument.
The economic Implications of Sen
ior Taft's argument should be fully
ecognized. The Senator states that,
he only way to bring prices down
s to reduce the demand for goods,
f this were true of foreign demand,
t would also be true of domestic
lemand. Let us see where this wohld
sad us. If the Government were to
bandon its vitally necessary loan
nd expenditure programs, if wages
vere reduced, if savings were ex
lausted and if unemployment set
n, then there would be less demand
nd prices would drop.
Senator Taft would call this an
djustment. I would call it a tragic
ecession or depression. There is
lothing novel and nothing worthy
bout getting a price collapse
hrougjh reducing the demand. That
5 the fjftjical road to a depression.
The problem facing the American
*ople is to maintain full employ
nent, full production and high de
nand and still to keep prices at
easonable levels. This is the prob
em to which I have constantly ad
ressed my efforts. Senator Taft's
rgument that high demand justi.
es or necessitates high prices ,i*'
allacious and dangerous. It is
iased upon the idea that prices
hould seek as high a level as the
ramc win Dear, ramer tnan tne
owest level that is consistent with
air profits. That kind of practice
s indefensible and in the long
un it would destroy both pros
perity and profits.
The higher and more stable the
lemand, the more opportunities
here are to sell goods—and with
issured high volume operations
here is less and less justification
or wide margins of profit per unit.
"Boom and Bust” Idea.
Senator Taft’s economic philos
iphy follows the old idea of boom
ind bust. Under this economic
philosophy, when demand is high,
hose who have it within their power
o administer prices charge every
penny that they can get. After a
rtiile, purchasing power is unable
o keep up with the excessive price
evel. Then unemployment, busi
less failures, cuts in production and
irice reductions all follow in rapid
For my part I utterly reject this
lefeatist economic philosophy. I
elieve in maintaining a full em
ployment, full production economy,
"his necessarily means a high de
land economy'. But a high demand
conomy should not be a high price
conomy. On the contrary, high
emand makes it feasible to earn
ood profits at reasonable prices,
’he boom and bust approach could
ndanger our prosperity even at aj
ime when underlying economic con
it Ions are favorable.
On the General Price Situation.
My interest in voluntary price re
luctions is undimished. They are
s important now as ever before—if
ot more important.
The drive for voluntary price re
actions, while it has not gone far
nough, has already yielded sub
tantial resv®*. First, the peaceful
rage adjustments In some of the
major Industries took place with
out corresponding price advances,
and this helped to bring production
and purchasing power into better
balance. Second, in recent months,
the trend toward extraordinary
price Increases which commenced
with decontrol has been checked
and moderate price declines have
taken place. This is illustrated by
the following table:
Weekly wholesale prices (Bureau
of Labor Statistics—1926 equals 100).
Prices on
June 29. 1946
(Original Basie
Price Control Peak
Act Expired Prices
on and Dates
June 30, When
. „ _ , 1946). Reached.
All Commodities 112.7 149.4 (3/29/47)
Farm Products..140.3 184.2(3/15/47)
! Foods-113.4 170.7 (3/ 8/47)
! All other..105.4 132.4 (4/19/47)
Prices on Points of
May 31, 1947 Decrease
(Latest in Index
Available from Peak
Data). to Ma;31,
All Commodities_147.4 —2.0
Farm Products..*...178.4 —5.8
Foods. 161.6 —9.1
AllOther..132.3 —0.1
Further Cuts Expected.
Price reduction in many items of
farm products and foods is as im
portant as in the case of industrial
products. As the table shows, these
prices have been reduced recent
ly. Further reductions may be
anticipated. Neither the individ
ual farmer, however, nor the trad
er, nor the Government can—in
tVlfl oKcAnea r»rir>n nnn4Knl
mine agricultural prices. They de
pend largely on competitive market
On the other hand, in the case of
many industrial products deliberate
voluntary price reduction is feasable,
and in some cases, such as construc
tion and construction materials, high
prices impede activity of the highest
economic and social importance. Yet, j
as the table shows, industrial prices
have not come down as much as
prices of farm products and food.
They have been more resistant to
desirable decreases. It is true that
intensive foreign demand has kept
some farm prices higher than they
otherwise would be. But this is no
reason for keeping industrial prices
high where they could now be re
duced for the long-run advantage of
business and the country.
^Continued Prom First Page.)
not to be taken as a regular FBI
Senator Ferguson said Mr. Brant
ley’s letter was attached to the copy
of the FBI report which went to the
district attorney in Kansas City.
The Michigan Senator quoted from
the-Brantley letter as follows:
“I desire to advise this report
does not reflect the result of an in
vestigation by special agents of the
FBI and should in no wise be con
sidered as such.” j
Contained Reporters’ Statements.
Mr. Brantley went on to explain
that it did contain information ob
tained from four election board offi
cials and from reporters of the
Kansas City Star.
It was brought out in the earlier
hearing that the Attorney General’s
original instructions to Mr. Hoover
specifically requested him merely to
interview the election board officials!
and the Kansas City Star reporters.!
Senator Ferguson told Attorney
r*An*ro1 nlorlr t/vler tVia rmaptinm
“Whether the Department of Jus
tice is going to substitute the state-;
ment of two reporters in Kansas
City for its own investigation.”
Found Only 10 Miscounts.
Mr. Clark replied that the Kansas
City Star had 34 people working on
the alleged voting irregularities, that
32 of them were former soldiers
and that they interrogated 1.327
persons. In all of that data, Mr.
Clark said, it appeared that only
10 votes had been "erroneously
Hie Attorney General argued that
his office also had the benefit of
the invesitgation by a House cam
paign investigating committee last
summer, in which 37 witnesses were
examined. He insisted none of this
data showed violations of Federal
Chairman Ferguson responded
that he would “take off” his hat
to the veterans in their appropriate
sphere, but asked Mr. Clark if he
could say the exservicemen who
looked into the election complaints
for the Kansas City newspaper knew
anything about the Federal laws
that the Justice Department must
Questioned on Kem Letter.
Senator Ferguson also questioned
Mr. Clark about the letters he wrote
to Senator Kem last winter in reply
to Senator Kern s requests for in
formation why the Justice Depart
ment had not proceeded with an
investigation of the reported elec
tion frauds.
Mr. Clark said the investigation!
made by the FBI had been the “most j
thorough preliminary investigation
in my 10 years of experience in the
Department of Justice."
Senator Ferguson commented that
all the FBI had done was to ques
tion other investigators (for the
Kansas City Star) and election
Mr. Clark replied that as a rule,
“not more than 10 people are inter
rogated in a preliminary investiga
tion by the FBI.”
“Mr. Hoover will bear me out in
this,” Mr. Clark said.
Clark Takes Responsibility.
Chairman Ferguson read from one
of the Clark letters to Senator Kem
in which the Attorney General used
the term "fuB investigation.” and
asked Mr. Clark what he meant
by that. /I
111 takfe the responsibility for
■*. l
that,” Mr. Clark replied, ‘it was
a preliminary investigation.”
Mr. Clark was questioned about
the statement that the three Fed
eral judges in the district had given
their approval to the idea that there
was not sufficient evidence to Justify
a Federal investigation and action
by the Justice Department.
He said Mr. Wear had said he
talked with the judges and was given
a copy of the FBI memorandum;
that about December 19, 1946, Mr.
Wear had talked with the Judges
for over three hours, and that the
judges had said they saw no evidence
justifying the intervention of the
Department of Justice.
Refuses to Release Report.
Mr. _ Clark was asked to glace in
the record the memorandum of the
FBI on their preliminary report. He
objected, on the ground that FBI
reports were always kept confiden
Mr. Hoover pointed out that, while
there might be no reason for keep
ing this particular report secret, it
would establish a bad precedent and
make It more difficult for the FBI
to get confidential Information.
Also, the FBI is now engaged in an
investigation In Kansas City.
Earlier this morning, Senator
Kem asked Mr. Hoover when the
Justice Department established the
rule that the FBI would make only
such investigations of elections as
the department directs.
When Mr. Hoover replied that
the practice was established in 1941,
Senator Ferguson suggested that the
FBI therefore, was free to go in and
investigate without instructions in
1930, when previous allegations of
vote frauds in Kansas City resulted
in Federal indictments.
Hoover Quizzed on Probe.
“That is correct," Mr. Hoover re
After reading Mr. Brantley’s letter,
Senator Ferguson asked Mr. Hoover
why the report was not to be re
garded as an Inquiry by FBI agents.
Mr. Hoover said it was because
this was the report of a preliminary
investigation, as directed by the de
partment, as distinguished from a
full investigation. Mr. Hoover said
that after making such a preliminary
report his office would wait for
further orders from the District At
torney, or the Attorney General’s
Senator Kem wanted to know if
Mr. Hoover included Mr. Brantley’s
letter in the FBI report when it
went to Mr. Clark.
Mr. Hoover said he presumed not,
because that was a letter by which
Mr. Brantley had transmitted the
report to the Kansas City District
Attorney, but Mr. Hoover added that
he said substantially the same thing
when he transmitted the report to
Mr. Clark.
Cites Another Memorandum.
Senator Ferguson also told the
subcommittee there is another
memorandum written by one of Mr.
Hoover’s aides, J. M. Mumford, ex
plaining in substance that the FBI
did not want its preliminary report
to be used to show a further in
vestigation was not justified.
Senator Ferguson asked Mr.
Hoover if he had any intimation
the FBI report was to be used to
"white-wash the Attorney General’s
"Most certainly not," Mr. Hoover
Under questioning by Senator Fer
guson, Mr. Hoover admitted that
the investigation of the FBI—now a
“full" investigation—would be seri
ously handicapped by the recent
theft of the ballots.
Would Be Circumstantial Evidence.
Senator Ferguson suggested that
most of the evidence about the bal
lots gathered by the Kansas City
grand jury and others would neces
sarily have to be considered now.
circumstantial evidence in any trial.
"That is correct,” said Mr. Hoover.
A resolution adopted by the City
Council of Kansas City and signed
by Mayor Kemp asking the Attor
ney General, the district attorney
arid other officials to thoroughly in
vestigate the alleged election frauds!
was read into the record. It was1
dated October 7, 1946.
Mr. Hoover testified he had never
heard of the resolution. Attorney
General Clark, however, told the
"Yes, I’ve seen it."
Mr. Clark continued he did not
remember just when he first saw it,
but that he probably had seen it in
the files.
"We get requests to make many
such investigations,” the Attorney
General said.
Have Many-Such Requests.
Chairman Ferguson said:
"In this particular election, Mr.
Attorney General, wasn’t it brought
to your attention that the President
wgs interested; wasn't this a special
Mr. Clark replied that it was no
---- xtinuuvi vimu
that came to the department to in
vestigate alleged election irregular
ities in Tennessee, New York and
other congressional districts.
‘‘We have many of these requests,”
Mr. Clark said. He added that just
because the President had said he
supported Mr. Axtell for the nomi
nation over Mr. Slaughter, it did not
mean that the President was in
volved in the election.
Chairman Ferguson asked Mr.
Clark if he did not read the news
papers and know the general in
terest in this primary election, and
whether he had not read of the
reports of scandal after the primary,
and whether, in view of all that, the
resolution of the City Council should
not have been given greater con
sideration. -
Kem Reads Grand Jury Report.
Mr. Clark said that undoubtedly
the resolution had come by mail;
that he had seen it in the files; that
it might have been routed to one
of the divisions of the department
or even to him.
Senator Kem, author of the reso
lution Investigating the Department
of Justice’s failure to be more ac
tive in the matter, read into the rec
ord the report of the Kansas City
grand jury, which said it was the
belief of the grand jury that former
Representative Slaughter had been
deprived of the nomination by elec
tion frauds.
Mr. Kem brought out that the
FBI has all the /acilities required
for making an investigation of vote
frauds—handwriting and fingerprint
experts, etc. ?
Hoover Denies Full Probe.
Senator Ferguson then brought
from Mr. Hoover a flat statement
the FBI had compiled with the in
structions of the Justice Department
and that he would not want the
public to understand that the FBI
had made a "full investigation” in
the Kansas City primary. '
"Certainly not," was the emphatic
way iu wiuwi jui. nugvcr answerea.
Late yesterday in Kansas City
Mr. Brantley, however, said he had
received "authorization from the
Attorney General • • • to conduct
a full and complete Investigation.”
Infonped of this, Senator Kem
said “no doubt the committee will
be interested in learning why this
second announcement of a full in
vestigation is made on June 4. I
introduced my resolution May 20
demanding a full and complete in
vestigation of why the Attorney
General had failed to act in the
He explained that he called it a
“second announcement of a full in
vestigation" because he had letters
from the Attorney General last Jan
uary 22 and February 10 saying the
FBI had made “lengthy and de
tailed investigations” and “a full
investigation” into the allegations
at Mr. Clark’s direction.
Tomorrow three Kansas City
judges, Albert L. Reeves, father of
Representative Reeves, Albert A.
Ridge and John Caskie Collet and
Mr. Wear have been asked to ap
'One-Man Army' of Bataan
Remarried After Divorce
ly AisociaUd PrM»
WHEATLAND, Wyo., June 5—
Arthur W. Wermuth, former Army
major whose heroism in the Philip
pines earned him the title, of “the
One-Man Army of Bataan,” was
honeymooning today with 23-year
old Patricia Steele Wermuth, a
Denver parachute jumper.
They were married yesterday less
than an hour after he was divorced
from Jean Wilkins Wermuth of
Traverse City, Mich.
Judge Sam M. Thompson granted
the divorce on grounds of intoler
able indignities. He denied a coun
ter petition filed by Mrs. Wermuth.
Mr. Wermuth made a $1,000 prop
erty settlement to her.
Mr. Wermuth’s divorce petition
wee 1 a/4 T?aV\vitn *••» 01 1 fiin
he had established the 60-day resi
dence required in Wyoming. He
charged that when he came home
from war wounded and ill, his wife
did not show due consideration for
him and was Jealous of the pub
licity he received for his exploits.
His first marriage was in Chicago
in 1936.
He and his bride were to return
to Hill City, S. Dak., where he is a
service station operator. ,
t ,000 New Members Sought
In Campaign by Boys' Club
Twenty-seven teams of 6 to 10
boys each today began soliciting
members for the Boys’ Club of
Washington, Inc., which is seeking
1,000 new boys by July 1.
At a kickoff meeting last night
in the club’s Eastern branch gym,
Seventeenth street and Massachu
setts avenue S.E., winners of a slo
gan contest were announced.
Dino Pompieri, 12, a sixth grade
student at the Wheatley School,
won first prize—a free two-week
vacation trip at Camp Reeder, the
club’s camp on the Wicomico River.
Young Pompieri, who lives at 1325
Queen street N.E., won the prize
for this slogan: "The Boys’ Club
Is Great—That Goes Double. It
Sure Does Keep Ds Out of Trouble.”
George, 8, and John-Playfair, 12,
of 1616 E street N.E., were awarded,
respectively, a club jacket and a
year's membership for placing sec
ond and third in the contest. Albert
Molenoff, 14, of 1541 A street S.E.,
placed lourin ana won a i smri.
Charles M. Fyfe, executive direc
tor of the club, addressed more than
200 persons attending the rally.
Stassen Will Confer
With Dewey, Aide Says
ly th* Anociot«) Pr«l
Harold E. Stassen probably will
meet with Gov. Dewey of New York
“within a day or two," an aide in
Mr. Stassen’s Washington head
quarters said yesterday.
He told a reporter the former
Minnesota Governor and the New
York chief executive will meet in
either Albany or New York.
Mr. Stassen, an announced candi
date for the presidency, is expected
to tell Gov. Dewey of his recent
European trip during which he met
with Prime Minister Stalin.
The Dewey visit is part of' Mr.
Stassen’s previously announced plan
to confer with Republican leaders.
Woman Becomes Orthoptist
Mrs. O. A. E. Andrews of Bally
money passed the British Optical
Association's orthoptic exa/nlnation,
becoming the first certified orthop
tist in Northern Ireland to gain
this qualification.

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Admiral Parsons Tells
Electric Institute of
3 Atomic Defenses
*y **»• Attaciatetl Prui
Rear Admiral William 8. Parsons
Navy director of atomic defense
declared today there were three
kinds of defense against an atomic
„ Speaking at a luncheon meeting
of the 15th annual convention ol
the Edison Electric Institute, Ad
miral Parsons said:
"The first defensdr which would
be positive against a surprise at
tack, is political and would be ac
complished by operations under the
Baruch plan.
"The second form of defense is
the ability to retaliate.
"The third defense is passive, and
consists of taking steps to minimize
the effect of atomic attack. The
Bikini tests come in the third cate
gory of passive defense. The tech
nical reports of these tests are now
clearly , complete and have been
acted on by the joint chiefs of staff
Evaluation Board.”
The admiral said the United
States already was in control of
the atom and that “what we are
worried about is control of the
Admiral Parsons saM that Rus
sia’s abstention from approving the
Baruch plan for control of the atom
bomb “is not happy, but also It Is
not tragic.”
He said: "We have put forward a
radical, far-reaching proposal for
international control. It has been
carefully examined and supported by
many of our best-informed states
men, scientists and industrialists.
If it was sound in 1946 it will also
be sound in 1950 or 1956; mean
while, the world will not have oome
to an end.” ,
Tortoise Adds Pounds
Aetoria (South Africa) Zoo re
cently weighed Its giant tortoise,
originally from the Aldabra Islands
and presented to the nation in 1929
by the Governor of the Seychelles.
It tipped the scales at just over 500
pounds, compared with 225 pounds
when it arrived. The tortoise is
thought_to be 200 years old.
Harvard University was founded
in 1635. I
Episcopal Executive Council
Announces New Officers
Newly elected officer's for depart
ments of the Executive Council of
the Episcopal Diocese of Washing
ton were announced today by the
Right Rev. Angus Dun, Bishop of
Bishop Dun, who is president of
the Executive Council, announced
the following council officers were
qhosen for this year: Thomas E.
Robertson, vice president; H. L.
Rust. Jr., treasurer; Arthur C.
Houghton, treasurer; Miss Edith
Welch, secretary, and Miss Edith C.
H. Brown, assistant secretary.
Department of .finance: Ernest W.
Greene, chairman; Dr. Charles W.
Lowry, secretary.
Department of social relations:
Dr. Charles w. Sheerin, chairman;
Arthur Fawcett, treasurer, and Miss
Betty Connolly, secretary.
Department of missions: The Rev.
William MacD. Sharp, chairman;
Arthur C. Houghton, treasurer.
Department of Christian educa
tion; The Rev. John Coleman,
chairman; J. H. B. Evans, treasurer,
and Lewis T. Boynton, secretary.
Department of promotion: The
Rey. Arthur Le B. Ribble, chair
man; Robert W. Wilson, treasurer,
and Miss Mildred G. Conway, secre
tary. _
l). N. Food Group Acquires
Space in Dupont Building
The Food and Agriculture Organ- >
lzation of the United Nations has
acquired additional space in the
Dupont Circle Apartment Building,
a spokesman said today.
The space has been obtained for
a temporary period from the United
Nations Relief and Rehabilitation
Administration, which is gradually
liquidating its operations.
UNRRA holds a lease oh the
building expiring June 30, 1948.
FAO at present occupies space in 1
the Grafton Annex, 1735 De Sales '
street N.W.; 2000 and 2010 Massa
chusetts avenue N.W. and 1520, 1706
and 17808 New Hampshire ave- '
nue N.W. ;
Hippopotamus Widowed
Nada the Lily, Auckland, New
Zeland, Zoo hippopotamus with a;
3-day-old baby, wgs widowed when
the father, Dinizulii, was killed by
swallowing a solid rubber ball
thrown by a visitor.
British Will Double ]
Scotch Exports Here ;
Sy Auodattd Ptmi
LONDON, June 5.—Scotch whisky
exports to the United States will be
nearly doubled In the next 12 months
as part of Britain’s drive to build
up dollar reserves, Food Ministef
John Strachey disclosed yesterday in
the House of Commons.
Mr. Strachey said whisky exports
to “hard currency” countries, mainly
but “not all” to the United States,
would be higher by 2,400,000 proof
gallons than in 1946.
American Scotch Imports totaled
2,870,233 proof gallons last year, out
of a grand total of 6,535,619 proof
gallons exported.
Mr. Strachey said it was hoped the
raise in exports to "hard currency”
countries would add £5,000,000 ($20,.
000,000) to vital credits abroad.
He indicated no further increase
In the cost to American importers
was likely immediately, at least, say
ing distillers thought it “unwise."
although he personally, as a Socialist
Minister, found himself “in the
somewhat strange position of urging
capitalists employers to raise their
Woman in Triple Shooting
Still in Serious Condition
The condition of Mrs. Maggie B.
Fitzgerald, 69, wounded in a triple
hooting at 913 Perry place N.E.
Tuesday, continued “very serious”
today at Casualty Hospital.
Meanwhile, her son-ip-law, Henry
Thompson Wright, 73. who police
said shot Mrs. Fitzgerald, killed his
vife and turned a .22 caliber revolver
in himself, was reported in “no
mmediate danger” at Gallinger hos
lital. A bullet in the front part of
its brain, however, blinded him and
loctors say no accurate prediction
:an be made on his condition for
he next 24 hours.
Wright is a former Treasury De
>artment guard.
Gutters and Spouts
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Goodall Springweave Suits, $37.50
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Extra Seersucker Jackets, $13.50
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