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Thousands Homeless
In Floods, Tornadoes
In 8 Midwest States
(y th» Associated Press
Thousands were left temporarily
homeless in parts of four Midwest
States today as waters of rivers and
streams spilled out over farm lands,
washed out railroad tracks and
flooded highways. Tornadoes struck
in four other States last night, caus
ing extensive property damage.
While the peril of serious floods
threatened in Southeast Nebraska.
Southwest Iowa, Northwest Missouri
and Northeast Kansas, tornadoes hit
communities in Illinois, Colorado,
Oklahoma and Missouri last night
destroying a number of homes.
There were no fatalities.
The twisters which struck at
Champaign, 111., and Julesburg,
Colo., caused heavy damage. In
2 Women, 3 Children
Fleeing Flood Die as
Current Smashes Boat
By the Associated Press
OTTUMWA, Iowa, June 7.—
Two women and three children
drowed today when the boat in
which they were fleeing high
water in South Ottumwa disin
tegrated, Herschel Love'ess,
street superintendent, said. Mr.
Loveless, who has been direct
ing flood rescue w'ork, said the
fitm Vi o nnt Kor n iHonf
nor the bodies recovered.
The swift current of the flood
waters is making it almost im
possible to launch boats in part
of it, he said, and apparently
the boat was ripped apart by
the waters.
the Illinois city, home of the Uni
versity of Illinois, more than two
score houses.were destroyed or dam
aged, with a'loss estimated at $200,
000. At Julesburg, the Union Pa
cific Railroad yards were damaged
and the station nearly demolished.
A tornado also hit a rural area
near Chester, Okla., demolishing a'
farmhouse, while several houses
were damaged in two summer re
sorts near Excelsior Springs, Mo, by
a twister.
The rapidly-rising Des Moines
River forced several thousand resi
dents in Southeastern Iowa to evac
uate their homes, including more
than 4.000 in Ottumwa, which was
' hout, electric power and drinkin
water for its 30,000 residents.
The Des Moines River reached a
record high of 20.15 feet, and a crest,
of 21 feet was expected today.
More than 6,500 residents in other;
Southern Iowa communities were
driven from their homes and hun
dreds of head of livestock were!
feared lost as flood waters spread
over thv lowlands.
A new flood threat arose in East-!
ern Iowa when the swollen Iowa
River burst its levee between
Wapello and Oakville.
Six companies of the Iowa State
Guard, meanwhile, were on duty
today in the flood area with tempo
rary headquarters set up at Eddy
ville where the entire popi ation of
1,000 was evacuated yesterday.
About 100 families were moved,
from lowland areas at Canton, Mo.,!
as the Mississippi River, already*
nearly 2 feet above flood stage at*
16.3 feet, continued to rise.
High water blocked the Burling
ton Railroad tracks at Hannibal,!
Mo., while many residents in North-;
ern Missouri left their homes asj
the Grant and Chariton Rivers rose
to roCArd UninUtr
<Contir .icd From First Prrp.i
time did not justify calling a Fed-j
eral grand jury into session to con
sider possible Federal violations. i
Information From Digest.
The judges were Albert L<, Reeves,!
Albert A. Ridge and John C. Collet.
They testified the information they
had consisted of a digest of a pre
liminary FBI report. The testimony!
was to the effect that Mr. Wear’
made the entire FBI report avail
able to the judges, but that they;
relied on the synopsis.
The judges also testified they;
were giving their opinions only pn
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LDDYVILLE, IOWA.—DESERTED TOWN—Air view of the flood -
covered main street here yesterday. The entire population was
evacuated as the waters of the Des Moines River went on a
rampage. —AP Wirephoto.
the question of whether the infor
mation then before them justified
grand jury action, and not whether
the FBI investigation should have
gone on in search of more evidence.
Chairman Ferguson asked District
Attorney Wear if he was responsible
for the Justice Department stopping
its original inquiry last January.
“I don't know about that,” Mr.
Wear replied. "I Said to the Attor
ney General I didn't think there
was sufficient evidence for a grand
The three judges put varying val-:
uations on the importance of one of
the affidavits read aloud in the;
hearing. Judge Reeves said he
would have considered it sufficient
to warrant a Federal grand jury,
investigation had he known about
it at the time. Judge Ridge said;
he would not have summoned a
grand jury on the basis of the affi
davit alone. Judge Cqilet expressed !
the opinion that it'would have
been the basis for a further inves-;
Woman’s Statement Included.
The affidavit, one of hundreds col
lected by the Kansas City Star, was
signed by Estella Carter. She said
that when she went to the polling
place, she was told by a man, ‘‘I
voted you.” She said he later tried
to press some money on her “to buy
some beer,” but she declined it and
never got to vote.
Chairman Ferguson brought out at
this week's hearings that election
complaints fall in a group of cases
on which the FBI is required to act
only by direction of the Justice De
partment, and that in this instance;
the FBI was instructed originally!
last fall to interview only four elec
tion officials and two Kansas City
Star reporters.
Only Preliminary Inquiry.
Testimony also Was given the
Senate subcommittee that FBI of
ficials noted in writing last fall
that their original inquiry was only;
a preliminary one, anu iiui iu lx
regarded as an investigation by FBI |
Senator Ferguson brought out j
late yesterday from Mr. Wear that!
he approved a letter the Attorney'
General wrote to Senator Kem early
this year, stating that a "lengthy!
ind detailed investigation" had been
made by the FBI.
Asked by Senator Ferguson if
he regarded that as an accurate de
scription. Mr. Wear replied, “I’d say I
that was a little extravagant.”!
Pressed further by the Senator, Mr.1
Wear added that it was an "unfor
tunate” phrasing.
(Continued From First Page.l
excluding Sundays, to make his
On the final Senate vote. 37 Re- j
publicans and 17 Southern Demo-j
crats lined up for the bill. Two
Republicans — Senators Morse of
Oregon and Langer of North Da
kota-joined 15 Democrats in voting
against it.
The bill goes far beyond the labor;
egislation program recommended
oy Mr. Truman in his state of the
Onion message to Congress last
Bitterly Opposed by Unions.
It is bitterly opposed by labor ;
jnion leaders, but described by its j
sponsors as an incentive to produc- '
ion and a balancing wheel for
abor-management relations.
Just before the final vote, Demo
iratic Leader Barkley told the Sem
ite that, while he could not support
die bill, “I am not speaking for the
President.” He added:
“I don’t know what his attitude 1
ivlll be. I co know he will have the
Jill carefully analyzed and then act '
is his conscience dictates, regard- 1
ess of the consequences, political 1
>r otherwise, to him."
As soon as the Senate voted, Wil- ■
iam Green, president of the AFL.
ssueci a statement saying that the
Senate action "places the decision
" the President's hands as to:1
vhether industrial democracy shall:
lurvive in America."
Murray. Pepper Fight to Last.
Senators Murray, Democrat, of
Montana and Pepper. Democrat, of 1
Florida kept the opposition fight1
-oiling up to the bitter end of the:
senate debate. ;,
Senator Pepper contended that;
he bill would “drive wages down”'
md “cheapen American labor.” He
“This bill was designed for the :
jurpose of weakening the worker in
us relations with employer."
Senator Murray called the bill a
ieclaration that the National Asso-'i
:iation of Manufacturers “is to be
he unquestioned spokesman for our
economic system-.”
■ Continued From First Page.l M
■xpresses which normally pass 1
hrough this city.
The officials said there appeared 1
0 be a conflict among the railwav '
corkers about the strike, with
team-powered train crews favoring 1
he walkout and electric train crews
ipposiftg it. j
1 Premier Paul Ramadier an- J
nounced he would confer with rep
resentatives of civil service employes,
who also have threatened to strike.
The decision to use trucks was
taken at an emergency meeting of
the Premier with army and navy
chiefs early today.
Won’t Requisition Line*.
After the meeting the govern
ment said it would take all neces
sary steps to keep food moving
throughout the country, but that it
would not requisition the railroads
or the workers.
The “spontaneous” strike of an
estimated 10,000 key workers of the
network's total of 700,000 employes
blocked passenger traffic to Eng
land, Belgium, Switzerland, Ger
many and Italy.
Scheduled negotiations 'or ending
the strike were broken off suddenly
yesterday when strikes—which the
federation said it had not ordered,
broke out in scattered places on vari
bus lines.
Ramadier asked the union to call
i halt, and personally broadcast an
appeal to workers to return to their
He said the government was will
ing to meet the workers’ major de
mand for reclassification of all jobs
by July 1 (meaning wage increases),
but could r.ot give them everything
they asked. That would cost the
government 30.000.000,000 francs
($253,500,000), he said.
(Continued From First Page.)
been there since May 19 for observa
The father of the Brand baby, a
IG-year-old steel worker, related in
a voice broken at intervals by
emotion how he was called to the
hospital last night under the delu
sion he was to offer his own blood
for a transfusion.
When he entered the hospital,
attendants broke the news of the
death of little Diane, his only child.
Mother Grief-Strirken.
"Edna is pretty well broken up,"
Mr. Brand said of his wife, who
gave birth of tHe child March 28 and
returned happily to her modest home
April 2.
Little Diane underwent surgery to
correct an abdominal condition last
"The passage Into her stomach
is too small," explained her grief
stricken father. “I had been alerted
to be ready to give her a trans
“That’s what I thought the call
aas about last night.”
The 26-year-old mother, too,
thought she was going to her baby’s
side while physicians adminstered
svhole blood as a strength-giving
“I simply can’t figure out who
vould do such a thing,” the father
The father sat near the telephone
iwaiting news of the hunt launched
for the killer, still without sleep
since the news came to him within
naif an hour after the body of his
>aby daughter was found.
Abundant U. S. Crop Poiicy
Proposed by Chester Davis
By the Associated Press
A long-range policy of abundant
noduction in agriculture, as against
;carcity to maintain high prices,
vas proposed to Congress today by
"hester C. Davis, AAA adminis
rator in the early days of the
Roosevelt administration.
He said a system of rigid, legis
ated price-fixing “extended indef
nitely into the future can do a
rrpnt: Hpal nf harm tn t.hp farmers
Mr. Davis, now president of the
federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis,
submitted his statement to the
House Agriculture Committee on be
ialf of the Committee for Economic
‘It will be better to seek high
eturns per worker through large
volume. low-Cost production,” he
said, “than to try to get the same
pigh return by means of high prices
or scarce, limited production.
This, he said, “calls for genuine
eamwork of agriculture and labor
md business management"
EAL Claims Trip Record
With New Constellation
By Associated Pres*
N$W YORK, June 7.—Capt. Eddie
Hickenbacker, president of Eastern
\irlines, and a party of 38 news
papermen flew to Houston, Tex., and
jack again yesterday in a new-type.
Ki-passenger Constellation, setting
pew commercial airline records both
vays. the airline said.
The flight from New York to
Houston was made in 4 hours. 39
ninutes and 3 seconds. After lunch
on they came back in 4 hours, 41
ninutes and 35 seconds.
Average speed was about 310 miles
m hour.
They left New York at 6:09 am.
tnd arrived at Houston at 10:48.
rhe takeoff at Houston was at
.2:55 pm. and the plane landed
lere at 5:37 pm.
Ordinarily a New York to Houston
light by regularly scheduled air-i
Iners requires 8H hours.
U. S. Reported Intent
On Baring Soviet Role
In Hungarian Coup
fty th« Associated Pross
The administration was re
ported today to be determined
on a full disclosure of Russia’s
role in replacing the Hungarian
government with a Communist
This was reported reliably to be
the purpose behind the plan to send
a strong American note to Moscow
protesting the affair and, with the
co-operation of Britain, to press for
a joint American-British-SovietMn
vestigation of the Hungarian sit
The note, which was drafted
Thursday but is still being consid
ered by diplomatic officials, could
be dispatched to Moscow over the
week end but will most likely go out
Monday or Tuesday.
Authorities privately described
themselves as doubtful that Russia
would agree to the Investigation.
Appeal to Public Opinion.
Even agreement probably would
not prevent an American appeal of
the whole case to the United Na
tions, however, unless the inquiry
showed—contrary to expectations—
that the Soviet Union had nothing
to do with the Hungarian coup.
What is known of the initial draft
of the note indicates that it is drawn
in such a way as to put the Soviet
Union on the spot before world pub
lic opinion.
As a basis for the investigation
the draft note charges Soviet vio
lation of the Yalta agreement for
rr. i . i
I nagy oaysne neia up
Resignation Until His
Son Reached Safety
By th« Associated Press
GENEVA, June 7.—Ferenc
Nagy said today the Hungari
ans had announced his resigna
tion as premier before he ac
tually resigned.
Nagy told reporters he had
quit the premiership under
pressure from Budapest but had
handed in his resignation only
* when his young son was deliv- '
ered safely in Switzerland. The
Hungarian legation in Bern
had announced the resignation
_ Denying that he had con
spired against the Hungarian
government, as charged by the
Communists, Nagy observed:
“I would have been conspir
ing against myself.”
political freedom of the Balkans and
accuses Russia of interference in
the internal affairs of Hungary.
This more'or less says to the Rus
| sians that if the conditions alleged
are untrue then they should be of
ficially investigated and disproved.
To reinforce its demand for an
investigation the United States
backs up its position with the state
ment of three conditions under
which it is determined to carry the
whole case to an appropriate agency
of the United Nations—either the
Security Council or the General As
Conditions Outlined.
The conditions are:
1. If the Soviets reject the in-!
vestigation demand outright.
2. If they agree to the investiga
tion but seek by stalling and other
means to prevent its being carried
3. If they go through with the
investigation and the facts show
that the Soviet Union did share
responsibility for the Hungarian
This leaves only one further pos
sible avenue of settlement for the |
incident readily apparent. That1
would be for the Russians to show!
that the coup was pulled off with-|
out, direction from t.hpm And as a
purely local activity of the Hun
| garian Communists.
If that were the case the charge
of internal interference by the
Soviet Union would fall flat and
there would be presumably no
proper ground to take the case
before the United Nations.
The United States thus far has
steered away from any drastic ac
tion with respect to the Hungarian
I government itself, except for the
suspension of $15,000,000 of surplus
war materials credits and a $7,000,
000 cotton purchase loan.
There is every evidence around
; the State Department that the j
United States will continue diplo
matic relations with Budapest.
It is expected that Minister Selden
Chapin will leave for his new post
’there on schedule later this month
and that when a new Hungarian
Minister is appointed to Washington
he will be accepted by this Govern
1 < Continued From First Page.)
(Control over their costs boosted by
the President’s policies and 90 per
'cent of whom have no control over
: the prices they can charge."
Five Points Raised.
In his 700-word statement, Sen
ator Taft listed five points to illus
trate what he termed the Presi
dent's inconsistencies:
“1. The President was the one who
i vetoed the first OPA bill (last year)
and then abandoned OPA control
after Congress gave him full power
to regulate most priees, including
| the price of all manufactured goods,
j “2. The President encouraged a
pattern of general wage increases
all over the United States on the
theory that they could be granted
in all fields without price increases,
Q rnVsinVi
! supporters immediately found to be
“3. The President has fought every
effort of the Congress to reduce
Government expenses* and taxes.
Taxes increase costs and increased
costs inevitably mean higher prices.
Case Bill Veto CKed.
"4. By vetoing the Case bill (last
year’s labor measure), and other
wise, he has resisted the effort to
curb the power of the labor union
leaders, which meant higher wages
for a very limited group of powerful
unions, but increased costs for
everybody else.
“5. Huge dollar funds have been
made available through the Inter
national Bank, the International
Monetary Fund, the British loan
and many special loans, far beyond
the proof of specific needs which I
have always voted to meet.
“This has, of course, forced up
the price of many basic materials,
particularly when dispensed through
stupid Government buying policies
which have brought the Govern
ment into the market at the most
inopportune moments. Now ad-;
ministration supporters seem to be
contemplating vast additional loans |
abroad.” A
Four-year-old Lancika Nagy,
son of the exiled Premier of
Hungary, who is now in Switz
erland after being held as a
hostage before his father
signed a promise never to re
turn to Hungary following
Communist seizure of control
of his homeland.—AP Photo.
Record Class Hears
Dawson Address at
Howard U. Graduation
The situation of the Negro 'in
America today is "an insult to
the vaunted boast of equality and
and democracy,” Representative
Dawson, Democrat, of Illinois, said
last night at the 79th annual com
mencement at Howard University.
"These are times,” he declared,
“which challenge the courage, in
dustry and resourcefulness of the
Negro peoples in America in their
battle to win for themselves a place
in the vanguarrd of progress; to
break the chains of third-rate citi
zenship, and to attain the goal of
full freedom and equal recognition
in all our relationships with our
fellow Ameircans.”
He told the 48& graduates, the
largest in Howard’s history, that
while colored persons today occupy
high places in every phase of public
life, “discrimination and segrega
tion and disfranchisement still bar
our way to the full enjoyment of
an mat tree citizens noia most
“From now on,” Mr. Dawson
added, “we, ourselves, must assume
the responsibility for ourselves and
abide by the results of our own
achievements. • ♦ • we are con
vinceed that the times demand that
we, confident of our God-ship and
our brotherhood to all mankind,
quit crying so much about what
other people are doing to us and
do something for ourselves.
“Are Here to Stay”
“We are here to stay, and we
shall never be satisfied with a sta
tus short of that of any other citi
Representative Dawson was in
troduced by Dr. Mordecai W. John
son, president of Howard Univer
The honorary degree of doctor of
laws was awarded to Attorney Nor
man W. Manley, of Jamaica, British
West Indies, and Dr. Carter God
win Woodson, founder and head of
the Association for the Study of
Negro History. The honorary degree
of doctor of science was awarded
to Dr. Ulysses Grant Dailey, chief
of the surgical staff at Provident
Hospital in Chicago, and the hon
orary degree of doctor of humane
letters was awarded to Mrs. Eugene
Meyer, wife of the chairman of the
executive board of The Washington
Attorney Manley, a Rhodes Schol
ar, is considered the outstanding
barrister in the West Indies. He is
founder of the Peoples National
Party, and has devoted much time
and money to the civic, social and
political betterment of Jamaica and
the West Indies.
Dr. Woodson is a graduate of the
University of Chicago and Harvard
University. He studied at the Sor
bonne in Paris and has spent many
years of service as a teacher, editor
and author. For the past 31 years
he has edited and published the
Journal of Negro History.
Graduate of Barnard.
Mrs. Meyer is a graduate of Bar
nard College, and a former student
at the Sorbohne, in Paris, and Co
lumbia University. She is president
of The Washington Post and part
owner of that publication since 1935.
Dr. Dailey, it was said, has been
an inspiration to hundreds of col
ored students and young physicians.
He has been a contributor to medi
cal research and literature. He is
the acknowledged dean of colored
Among those graduating was
Dennie Carter, of Mechanicsville,
who is completely blind. He received
the degree of bachelor of music,
summa cum lauda, to achieve the
highest honor in his class.
Halleck Sees Left-Wingers
Seeking to Force Vetoes
•y the Associated Press
House Republican Leader Halleck
said last night that left-wingers in
the Democratic Party are "threaten
ing to block President Truman in
his campaign for the Democratic
presidential nomination in 1948”
unless he, vetoes the tax cut and
1 _ uniisi
»** UUi UUiO.
Urging presidential approval of;
both measures, Mr. Halleck said in
an address for an NBC broadcast:
“Obviously, in signing these bills
President Truman would spurn the
hysterical waUing of the radical
wing of the hodgepodge Democratic
“The Communists would be mad,
because there is a provision in the
labor bill that is like an atomic
bomb to them. Under this legisla
tion, they would be weeded out of
the councils of labor unions, and
they don't want the country to be
happy and prosperous as a result
of sorely needed tax relief.”
Mr. Halleck said that if Mr. Tru
man vetoes the bills "he will do so j
for political expediency” and “he!
would be again bowing to the will j
of the New Dealers who have been j
repudiated by the people.”
Paris Fashions Turn
To 'Escapist' Styles
Parisian women still are reported
ondecided whether they will wear
oirds’ eggs, birds’ nests, twigs and
eaves on their evening gowns, in
:he surrealistic style set by Schia
oerelli during a recent fashion
ihowing for France.
“Escapist” styles were emphasized,
with leaves and twigs entwined
iround heads and hips. Patterned
iresses with sheepskin-lined boleros j
n match were embroidered with |
nulti-eolored birds' eggs.
Petkov Sees Arrest as 'More
Of What Happened in Hungary'
Foe of Bulgaria s Reds
Expected to Be Seized,
He Says on Way to Cell
By th« Associated Press
SOFIA, Bulgaria, June 7.—Op
position Leader Nikolai Dimitrov
Petkov, accused of plotting
against Bulgaria’s Communist
led government, today saw his
arrest as “nothing but a pro
longation of what already has
happened in Hungary.”
Petrov, secretary of the opposition
Agrarian Party, who was jailed yes
terday, gave his interpretation to re
porters on his way to his cell. He
said he had been expecting to be
arrested. Petrov, a National As
sembly deputy, was taken into cus
tody after the Assembly voted to
deprive him of parliamentary im
Vladimir Topencharov, govern
ment press bureau head, also likened
events here to those in Hungary. He
said Petrov acts had been “similar
to those of the Hungarian conspira
tors” and spoke of "a political link
between the Hungarian conspiracies
and the Bulgarian ones,” adding
that this link was “not reorganize
a:_.1 »
(Alleged conspiracies to “over
throw democracy’’ in Hungary
figured In recent political
chkftges which put the Com
munists in power in that country.
Ferenc Nagy, Small Landholders
Party premier, had been charged
with taking part in such con
spiracies. Under Communist
pressure, despite his party’s legis
lative majority, he went to Swit
zerland on vacation and, on May
29, resigned.)
Supporters of Petkov were invited
to join the fatherland front, domi
nant in Bulgaria, in an appeal from
the front’s Central Committee issued
after his arrest. The Communists
are the biggest party in the front.
Topencharov told reporters “proved
facts” showed that Petkov “par
ticipated in the formation of con
spiracy organizations, was their
political leader and took an active
part in their political development.”
He said Petkov “did not limit his
activity” to "a legal political strug
gle against the' government,"
The opposition leader, the press
chief declared, “acted in fulfillment
of suggestions of certain inter
national interests.’’ He did not
identify these circles.
Petkov, since Bulgaria's 1944
armistice with the Allies—of which
Mellett to Get Chance
Next Fall to Reply to
Taylor Movie Charge
ly the Associated Press
Chairman Thomas said yesterday
the House Committee on Unamerl
can Activities will give Columnist
Lowell Mellett "full opportunity" to
answer a statement that Mr. Mellett
got Robert Taylor to act in a pro
Coinmunist movie.
Mr. Mellett, Representative Thom
as told reporters, will be given a
chance to testify before the com
mittee, probably in September, at
hearings on Communism in Holly
During a recent preliminary in
vestigation in Hollywood, Mr. Thom
as told the press, Mr. Taylor had
informed the committee that Mr.
Mellett persuaded him to appear in
a Communist - slanted movie, al
though the actor wanted to go into
the Havy.
At the time of the movie-making.
Mr. Mellett was in the Office of War
Now a newspaper columnist, Mr.
Mellett sent a letter to Mr. Thomas
suggesting he wanted to tell his side
of the case before September. He
said the committee used “hit-and
run or hit-and-smear” tactics.
Mr. Thomas said he well send
Mr. Mellett a reply.
“Mr. Mellett may be assured,” the
chairman said, “that he will be given
full opportunity to give his side 'of
the case. But it will be at the
proper time and under the proper
circumstances. That probably will
be next September.”
(Continued From First Page.)
scores under the par of 72 the first
day, 33 yesterday and 30 players
with 36-hole totals of better than
regulation figures. Although last
night’s storm slowed the course a
(.rifle, it is evident that a par shoot
er for 72 holes will not win one of;
the 20 cash prizes or two amateur
Locke Needs 27 Putts.
Locke was around in 27 putts yes
terday, which was one less than
Furgol required in his 63. The
South African, with the great record
of his six weeks of tournament golf
in this country, has been out of
the fairway only twice in two
rounds and still is a definite threat.
Remember, he picked up 10 strokes
on Ben Hogan in one day when he
won the Philadelphia Invitational.
Of the three co-leaders at the
end of- the first day, it was surpris
ing that Dutch Harrison, the big
fellow from York, Pa„ slipped the
most with his par 72. Jimmy Thom
son couldn’t better par figures on
the easier front nine, but came
back in 33 for his 89 and 135 stand
ing. Snead was the third.
Bobby Brownell, the District's top
amateur, is four strokes back of I
Griffin and five under par with his;
71 and 68, which found him in good j
company at 139 with Johnny Palmer
and Dick Metz. Everybody was
pleased that Houghton was sticking
in there with a pair of 70s for 140.
Tomorrow’s 18-hole round is the
last. The top players are slated for
afternoon times both days.
It costs mo more
to park at the
Capital Garage
New York Avenue
botwocn 13th and 14th
—AP Wirephoto.
he was a signer—has been outspoken
in resistance to Communist bids for
power in that agricultural Black
Sea neighbor of Soviet Russia. .
He was a member of the first
fatherland front government, but in
Sestember, 1945, he quit, saying the
front had - come under Communist
In the election some two months
later, only one list of candidates—
the fatherland front's—was put be
fore the voters and Petkov urged his
followers to boycott the balloting.
In the election of October 27,
1946, however, Petkov's opposition
agrarians voted. The government
said 95 per cent of the registered
voters cast ballots.
The fatherland front—the Com
munists and four othet leftist par
ties—won 366 of the National As
sembly's 465 seats, 279 of which
went to the Communist Party. The
opposition—Petkov's agrarians and
the smaller Lulchev Socialists—
won 99.
George Dimitrov, international
Communist leader who once won
acquittal in the Nazi Reichstag-ftre
trial, was chosen premier. Petkov
said the election showed “that
there wasn't any fatherland front
coaliition but the Communist party
and that the opposition is really
Before the election, the United
States, Britain, Russia and Bul
garia traded diplomatic notes in
regard to the campaign. These
notes turned on the question of
whether or not the election was be
ing conducted freely in accordance
with guarantees given oy the Big
Three at Yalta.
kosi, Communist and virtual
dictator of Hungary, was dis
closed yesterday to have told
factory workers in Budapest
that his party took over con
trol of the country “before the
United States could rub its
eyes.” —AP Wirephoto.
(Continued From First Page.)
the obvious Soviet effort to get this
part of Europe “in order" before
signing treaties. Fischer's proposal
was firmly rejected by the two cab
inet members to whom it was made,
the informant said.
So long as no peace with Austria
is signed and the Allied occupation
of the country continues. Russia will
be able to keep Red Army troops
in Hungary. The Allies’ peace
treaty with Hungary stipulated that
Allied l roops would be withdrawn
within 90 days after the treaty be
came effective but Russia could keep
such troops in Hungary as she
deemed necessary “for the main
tenance of the lines of communica
tion with the Soviet zone of occupa
tiuu m /\u&iria.
Soviet Commentator Hails
Hungarian Settlement
LONDON, June 7 UP).—Com
mentator M. Mikhailov said over the
Moscow radio last night that it was
a “testimony to the vitality of the
Hungarian democracy” that the
political erisis was “settled quickly
and without upsetting order.”
In an English-language com
mentary,* Mikhailov said: "Though
foreign patrons can cut off credits
as an expression of displeasure, it is
impossible to stamp out the nations’
will to shape their lives in a new
way, a way of their own choosing.
The events in Hungary are another
proof of it.”
“The American press,” he con
tinued, “carefully walks around the
actual facts of the Hungarian de
velopment; the criminal activities of
(former Premier Ferenc i Nagy.
(Bela) Kovacs and the rest.”
Ralph Lee, 81, Dies;
Senior Partner of?,*®®
Insurance Firm Hire*s
Ralph W. Lee, 81, or
senior partner in the insc
of Ralph W. Lee & Co., died^
at his home, 2610 Upton stre
after a long illness.
Mr. Lee was born in Wa
and attended Lehigh Unive
Bethlehem, Pa., in the class <
He had been in the insuranc*?4^®®^
ness in Washington since 189$sfiilSdt
founded the present compag^jjjjjn
He was active in charitie^0Jjfi$3
civic activities in Washingtottjatocjv
many years and during Worldo4jS$j£2»
1 served as a member of the Dtj4riti»*
draft board. M*a« .
He was a member of
Noyes Masonic Lodge, a memo
the Sons of the Revolution andu
Elks. He also w^s a former
tor of the Board of Trade, a cha
member of the Rotary Club and am
of the organizers of the Insurat!
Club of Washington.
Surviving are his widow,
Carrie S. Lee, and two s<jns,
W. Lee, jr., 203 Primrose
Chevy Chase, also a member of
firm, and Col. Frederick S.
U. S. A., stationed at Atlanta.
Funeral services will be held
2 p.m. Monday at the home. Burtal£
| will be in Glenwood Cemetery. J£a
.-- "■ . | ii *aK
Four More Swimming Poolif
Open to Public Here Todaff
District residents who wish to
escape the summer heat welcomed!!
the opening of four more publicfi
swimming pools this afternoon.
Bathing facilities opening at 1:30
p.m.. according to a spokesman for*£
Government Service, Inc., which *
operates the pools, are located at
Takoma, Fourth and Van Buren
streets N.W.: McKinley, Lincoln
road and R street N.E.; Anacostia,
at Anacostia Park, and Banneker,
Howard place and Georgia avenue
The public swimming season here
opened on Memorial Day, when the
lEast Potomac Park pool on Haina
[Point began its summer operation.
IA sixth pool, at Twenty-sixth and N
streets N.W., is scheduled to open
June 21.
Registrar Perfect Model
BETHLEHEM, Pa., (/F).—George
E. B. Curtis, registrar of Lehigh
; University, who keeps tabs on class
cutting by students, set a new at
tendance mark himself recently.
He completed 20, years of service aa
secretary of faculty meetings, with
out absence.
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