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Hartley Leaves Today
To Open Hearings on
Unions in Hollywood
»v Associoted Pr#ss
Chairman Hartley of the
House Labor Committee heads
for Hollywood today to open
hearings on labor troubles in the
movie capital.
Mr. Hartley said 91 witnesses have
been subpoenaed for the sessions
due to start Monday. He said*the
Inquiry will seek first to get facts
in the sometimes violent jurisdic
tional dispute going on for years
between the International Alliance
of Theatrical and Stage Employes
and the Conference of Studio
Unions.
Television Tieup to be Studied.
In addition. Mr. Hartley said, the
Investigation will cover:
The “involvement" of the movie
Industry in television through
James C. Petrillo and his AFL
Musicians Union.
Mr. Petrillo's “control" of fre
quency modulation broadcasting.
Mr. Hartley said Mr. Petrillo Will
not permit “live" musicians to ap
pear on television programs and
“there has been some interference
with production of television”sets.”
The chairman S8id there also
have been reports that entertain
ers in some instances are compelled
to join's* many as four unions, all
chartered by a single parent union,
in order to be allowed to perform.
He did not say what parent union
was involved in these reports.
2 Other Members There.
Representative Kearns, Republi
can. of Pennsylvania and Irving
McCann,.committee attorney, have
preceded^" Mr. Hartley to the coast.
Mr. Kearns is chairman of a sub
committee of three assigned to the
hearings there.
The *. other two subcommittee
members, Representative Nixon, Re
publican. of California, and Bardon.
Democrat, of North Carolina, were
unable ifc go. So Mr. Hartley de
cided to look in at least on the start
of things.
He said the hearings probably
will last three weeks, but he plans
to remain only five days and then
leave the proceedings to Mr. Kearns
and Mr. McCann.
Cab Driver Is Cleared
In Traffic Fatalify
A coroner's jury today exonerated
Wilbert A. Poole, 36. of the 300 block
of Fourth street N.E.. a taxicab
driver, in the traffic accident death
last Monday of David W. Appling.
Before bringing in the verdict of
accidental death, the jury heard
Representative Jones, Democrat, of
Alabama, testify that the hacker
was driving his cab in the prescribed
manner.. Mr. Jones was a passenger
in the taxicab at the time of the
accident, he testified.
Mr. Poole said Mr. Appling, 68. of
no fixed address, appeared in front
of him in the 200 block of Pennsyl
vania avenue N.W. apparently having
rtepped from betweenstreetcars.,, He
aaid he could not avoid striking-the
man. Representative Jones corrobo
rated Mr. Poole's testimony.
Weather Report
District of Columbia—Some cloud
iness with scattered brief showers
and highest about 92 this afternoon.
Clearing and cooler tonight and to
morrow. Lowest tonight about 68
and high tomorrow around 84.
Maryland — Clearing and cooler
tonight and tomorrow. Less humid.
Virginia—Partly cloudy with scat
tered showers south Ast portion,
followed hy cooler late tonight. To
morrow fair and not so warm.
Wind velocity, 2 m.p.h.; dtrec
toin, east northeast.
River report.
iFrnm United States Entineers.)
Potomac River clear at Harpers rerrv
tnd muddy *' Grea* Falla. Sh*n*ndoan
Clear a» Harpers Ferry.
Temoeratar* and Humidity.
fReadings at Washington National Airport.*
Temp. Humidity
Yesterday— Degrees, percent.
Noon . 8# 54
4 P.m. , - 92 43
9 p.m. -. . 52
Midnight _ » •
Tooar— ’
f e.m. . _ - 74 73
1:30 p.m. _ 94 54
Record Temperatures Thla lear.
Highest. 93. on June 11.
Lowest. 7. on February 5.
Tide Table*.
(Furnished by United States Coast and
Geodetic Survey.)
Today. Tomorrow.
High 7:53 a.m. 8:34 am
Low 2:1 1 a m. 2:56 am
High _ 8:25 p m. 9:01 p m
Lo* _ . . 2:53 pm. 3:35 p.m.
The Sun and Moon.
Rises. Sets.
Bun. today 0 07 { 21
gun. tomorrow «:08 8:20
Moon, today # :58 p.m. 4 -3 a m
Automobile lights must be turned on
®ne-half hour after sunset.
Precipitation.
Monthly precipitation in inches in tne
C‘&<CUmnt Record..
February ZZ L27 r. fr 8 84 '84
March - 1.02 3 18 8.84 91
ADrll -1 8.48 3.27 9.13 '89
April - 4.44 3.70 lh.«9 '80
“.«« - 8 88 4.13 10,94 '00
June -- 3.31 4.71 10 83 '88
Aiiansf—_ ... 4.01 14.41 >
September - - - jj g* 1 i -37
N^VemSer- - 8 «9 ?9
December II I ' " 3 32 1.58 0)
Temperature. In Varinai CltiM.
High. Low High, Lo*t
Albunueraue 98 71 Mumi 85 "
Atlanta 94 70 Milwaukee 91 81
Atlantic City'81 13 New Orleans 9'.’ M
B emarck 79 51 New York 93 19
Bn’ton 90 13 Norfolk 92 .3
Buffalo 83 70 Oklah ac-y 1011 78
Chicago 97 70 Omaha 9s 09
Cincinnati 88 71 Phoenix lit 81
Dcorcdt 93 80 Pfttaburah 88 ««
ri'paso 95 11 Portland 88 80
gfe, Sz Vt iMkVcVE 72
iSSKEPKS? n Sail Franco 8g 5
SS1" 90 s93 ?s
treasury Total Alteration Foiled
* In SusDected 'Numbers' Plot
• - — ,
By the At»»ciot«* Press
A newspaperman yesterday j
thwarted what Treasury officials
suspect was an attempt to make
a killing in the “numbers" game
by rigging published figures on the
Treasury's cash balance.
Each day, the Treasury issues a
statement of its financial condition.
This statement, besides its value to
persons interested in ^Government
finance, is eagerly awaited by num
bers players because in many such
games' the pay-off hinges on the
figure showing the cash balance.
A few minutes after the state
ment was issued yesterday, a man
called news services, which had just
transmitted the figures on their
wires Identifying himself as a
member of the “Treasury public
relations department,” he said there
had been a misprint in the Treas
ury figures: that the cash balance
should have been «3,032.722.185.59
Instead of $3,032,794,863.59.
Some news organisations sent out
eorrections on the basis of the tele
phone call, but Gardner L. Bridge.
An Associated Press editor, decided
I
to check up. He called Charles
Molonv. A. P. staff man assigned to
the Treasury
Mr. Molonv. on investigating, was
informed by Treasury officials that
there was no employe in the public
relations division or anywhere in
the Treasury with the name the
mysterious caller used. There had
been no misprint.
The A. P. stood on its official fig
ure and the other news organiza
tions quickly changed back to it.
Treasury officials said they as
sumed the altered digits must cor
respond with those on a numbers
ticket held by the caller or his
associates.
If the attempt had been success
ful it could have been a "gambler's
dream." Many thousands of dol
lars conceivably could have been
won. particularly if tickets had been
bought in many cities.
The attempt was the first of its
kind officials could recall, but Secre
tary’ Snyder several times has made
public anonymous letters sent to
him asking that a certain figure
be made to come out a certain way
on a designated date.
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GLEAMING NEW EQUIPMENT—Georgetown University Hospital is furnished throughout with
the latest devices to safeguard patients.. Babies born there will rest in plastic bassinets on
sponge rubber mattresses—one of which is being made ready for use by Nurse Dorothy Franking
of 2836 Knox Terrace S.E. First paients were admitted to the 407-bed institution today.
—Star Staff Photo.
Sailor to Be Arraigned
Tomorrow in Murder.
Of Navy Officer's Wife
By a Staff Corr*epond«nt of Th« Star
LEONARDTOWN, Md.. July 31 —
Seaman 1 c Joseph Daniel Brouil
lette, 22. will be arraigned at 10
a.m. tomorrow before Trial Magis
trate J. Ralph Abell at Leonard
town, Md., on a first-degree murder
charge in the death of Mrs. Julia
Katona, wife of a Navy lieutenant.
State's Attorney A. Henry Cam
alier said today that defense counsel
had waived a preliminary hearing
in the case.
Mrs. Katona, mother of 8-vear
old twins, was found nude and
strangled in a Tall Timbers cabin
after a poker game July 23. Sea
man Brouillet.te was a member ot
the party.
The case will go to the grand
jury which convenes September 15.
Mr. Camalier said.
Meanwhile. Brouillette's 23-year
old bride of three months continued
to visit her husband daily at. the
jail and expressed confidence of
his innocence.
Mrs. Brouillette, who has a child
by a previous marriage, said that
her husband wouldn’t “harm any
1 one and children always loved him."
IShe has been taking sandwiches,
milk and fruit to her husband, who
served in the galley at the Cedar
; Point Navy Air Test Center.
Kon-Tiki Group Nears
Dangerous Waters
North Amoncen Nowtpopor Allloncx
NEW YORK, July 31.—Several
short wireless messages from the
I Kon-Tiki raft expedition report that
: the six young scientists aboard are
m.irintr orwt xnperi ax t.hev aDnroach
the most dangerous part of their
long voyage.
Now nearing the Tuafnotu Islands,
the men are waiy of the shifting
currents, sandbars and projecting
rocks which lie off the various is
I lands in the chain. Since the raft
1 has only one sail and a steering oar
with which to control direction,
navigation among the various nar
row channels will present a major
problem.
The men also report that they
have not seen a ship nor any sign
of life in three months. Their route
is off the Faciflc shipping lanes
and they met their only vessel when
one day out of Callao, Peru.
The latest Kon-Tiki position re-j
port indicates that the men are
approximately 90 miles from Puka
puka Island, the first of the Tua
motus. They are directly on course,
but cannot estimate their arrival
date because of unknown current
speeds in the vicinity of the island.
They have been making 40 to 50
miles a day during the last week
and their present position is 136
(degrees 44 minutes west, 13 degrees
157 minutes south. The, men have
1 now drifted over 4.100 miles along
their projected route from Peru to
Tahiti. __
Loyalty
• Continued From First Page.)
be turned over to the FBI. whigh
! then will conduct a full-scale in
I vestigation of the person involved.
; Persons found to be disloyal or
! subversive 'as a result of the full
scale investigations will be given
! the right to a hearing and the right
of counsel before a commission ap
peals board. If the appeals board
should sustain the FBI's findings
that a person is disloyal, the em
ploye would' be immediately dis
missed from the Government *nd
barred from future Federal employ
ment. Likewise, Federal job appli
cants found disloyal would be barred
from Government employment.
Hospitals
(Continued Prom First Page t ^
nospit.al today entered a tradition of
half a century's nursing service and
skilled medical care, provided by a
staff which will now have access to
the most modern equipment that
can be obtained.
Back in 1898. the first unit of the
old Georgetown Hospital was built.
It cost $27,500 and contained 24
beds. The latest structure was erect
ed at a cost of $3,600,000. part of
which was furnished in Federal
funds through tht Federal Works
Agency.
The new hospital and its related
teaching institutions comprise the
only major Catholic medical center
east of Chicago.
Over-all Expansion. ,
In addition to an over-all expan
sion in patient capacity from 241
beds to 407, the new hospital will
provide:
1. An expanded outpatient depart
ment, replacing the cramped quar
ters of the old hospital's crowded
basement where such patients for
merly were treated. For some time.
Georgetown has furnished the only
free medical care in the city’s/west
2. Improved maternity and child
care. The hospital will double its
beds for expectant mothers, assign
ing 100 for this purpose, with special
facilities for premature babies.
Thanks to a *55.000 donation from
the CIO. it will also have a special
childrens wing, a ‘'living memorial";
to the late President Franklin D.!
Roosevelt. , [
3. Establishment of a diagnostic
clinic, where the latest laboratory;
techniques will be made available;
to assist the private physician in
diagnosing the illnesses he encoun
ters In his patients, without inter
fering with the patient-doctor rela
tionship.
4. Expansion of the hospital's
medical staff, which will Include Dr.
Harold Jeghers, formerly of Boston
City Hospital, as chief of medicine;
Dr. Robert J. Coffey, one of eight
men in the country who are doctor
of philosophy graduates of the Mayo
Clinic in Rochester, Minn., as direc
tor of the surgery department: Dr.
Andrew M. Marchetti, obstetrics and
gynecology; Dr. Murray M. Cope
land. oncology and radiology; Dr.
Edward B. Tuohy, president of the;
American Society of Anesthesiolo
gists; Dr. Willy Baensch, former
head of the great Leipzig radiological1
institution, in charge of the depart
ment of roentgenology, and Dr.
Charles F. Geshickter, former head
of the pathology department at
Jofcn* Hopkins Hospital, now hold
ing a similar post at Georgetown.
Shaped Like a Cross.
Shaped, like a cross on a flat
base facing Reservoir road, adjoin
ing the Georgetown Medical and
Dental Schools, the new hospital
ranges from three stories in height
along the base to five stories on the
north-south wing and seven stories
on the east-west section.
Its construction took 31 months
and encountered many obstacles.
Built on filled ground, its founda
tion required the sinking of 1.200
concrete-filled piles, some as deep
as 50 feet. As the building pro
gressed. restrictions on the height
of new structures threatened to de
lay the project, but the hospital
succeeded in obtaining permission
to exceed the 90-foot limit by 20 feet.
When the Very Rev. Lawrence
C. Gorman, S. J., president of
Georgetown University, broke
ground for the excavation December
1 A 1 Ai i li. — - U/vxni
tal would be finished by January,
1946. Shortage of building mate
rials and equipment caused repeated
delays, and the job was delayed fur
ther early this year by a Jurisdic
tional dispute between two AFL
unions as to whether the carpenters
or metal workers should install
metal lockers in the hospital.
Long-term plans for disposition of
the old hospital are still indefinite.
For the time being. Georgetown
University officials expect it will
be used to provide overflow space
and possibly extra classrooms.
The existing nurses' home will
continue in use. although it is hoped
another building nearer the new
hospital eventually will be erected.
Firemen Haul Hose
Up Steep Hill, but
Fail to Save Home
There's nothing like hauling
500 to 750 pounds of fire fight
ing equipment up a steep hill in
90-degree weather. Ask the
District firemen who had to do j
it yesterday.
When the home of John D.
Davis of 9 Fowler's Hill N.W.
caught fire yesterday afternoon,
firemen of Truck Companies
No. 2 and 5 found they could
not reach it because of a wind
ing road. Then the engine com
panies discovered that the near
est fire hydrant was 1.700 feet
from the structure. They had
to lay 5.100 feet of hose to reach
the blt7e.
All this activity was of no
avail, however. The house was
destroyed.
One Killed, 2 Injured
As Jeep Overturns
After Tire Blowout
One person was killed and two
others injured yesterday afternoon
when a rear tire of a jeep blew out,
causing a vehicle to overturn into
an embankment at Crain and De
fense highways, about 10 miles
north of Marlboro, Md.
Prince Georges County police said
the dead man was John Chesley,
colored, 16, of Odenton, Md.. who
was returning home from the Bowie
Race Track, where he was employed.
Injured were Daniel M. Johnson,
30, and William Woodson, 26, both
colored, of Bowie, Md. Police said
a technical charge of manslaughter
was to be placed against Johnson
driver of the jeep. The injured men
were taken to Freedmen's Hospital,
where their conditions are listed
as undetermined.
Three Hurt In Accident Improve.
The conditions of three people in
jured in an automobile accident
Monday night near Gore, Va.. near
f n t orcontinn nf (inri
259, were reported to be slightly im
proved today.
They were identified at the Win
chester, Va., hospital as Harold D.
Poland. 22, of the 800 block of D
street N.E.; Mrs. Sylvia Martin, 31,
his sister, and Carole Jean Martin.
5-year-old daughter of Mrs. Martin.
Mrs. Martin and her daughter live
in the 6300 block of Tecumseh place,
Berwyn, Md. They were injured
Monday night when their car
crashed Into an embankment.
A Catholic priest was injured when
he walked into the side of a moving
automobile at Ninth street and Con
stitution avenue N.W. yesterday,
police reported.
The priest, the Rev. Robert F.
Humphries. 63. of Cambridge. Mass.,
was treated at Emergency Hospital
for cuts and a sprained ankle.
Two Women Injured.
Police said the car was driven by
Willard A. Foster, 23, colored, of
Wake Hall, Twenty-first street and
Oklahoma avenue N.E.
Two women were injured slightly
in a three-vehicle collision at Forty
eighth and Albemarle streets N.W.
yesterday.
They were Mrs. Ada Crans. 55,
driver of one of the cars, and Mrs.
Nellie Hunt. 65, a passenger, both of
3917 Livingston street N.W.
Police said their car collided with
a truck driven by Henry Whitehead.
34, of Laurel* Md. The truck over
turned and then was struck by a car
driven by Mrs. Dorothy Reed. 42, of
L/arvei isircie puuuc »«uu.
Reds Refuse to Let
Newsmen Cross Zone
Ey the Associated Press
VIENNA, July 31. — American
sources said today that for almost
a month Russian authorities had re
fused to grant clearance papers for
American newspaper correspondents
seeking to cross the Soviet occupa
tion zone en route to Budapest,
Bucharest or Prague.
A member of the liaison section
at United States Army headquarters
here said that only one such clear
ance had been granted during July
and that was “a very extraordinary
case."
Newsmen traveling from Vienna
to the American-occupied zone have
not been affected, however, he said.
Maritime Commission
To Drop 800 More
The Maritime Commission today
started sending out dismissal notices
to 800 of its employes, 300 of them
in Washington.
The employes will be given one
week notices, with the actual dis
missals slated for August 7.
One thousand Maritime employes
already have been dismissed due
to the sharp 1948 budget cuts. The
800 employes involved today had
been kept on the payroll in the
vain hope that the Senate would
restore a large part of the House
fund cuts.
225 Wild Ponies Rounded Up
For Chincoteague Sale Today
By »K# Associated Press
CHINCOTEAGUE, V*.. July 31.— j
Approximately 225 ponies—members!
of a herd of wild horses that has
roamed the Eastern Shore marshes
for three centuries—were corralled
here for the Chincoteague Volunteer
Fire Department's pony penning
sale and carnival today.
Thirty riders on horseback herded
the ponies along the shore yesterday,
from as far north as Ocean City,
Md., to a point east of Chincoteague.
where they -were driven into the
water to swim the 200 yards across
the 20-foot deep Assateague Channel
to corrals here.
One hundred and twenty-five
ponies swam the channel as a crowd
of about 3.000 spectators looked on.;
Earlier. 100 ponies were brought
across by barge. Riders estimated
that 50 or 75 ponies got away while
being herded and were allowed to
go free.
Probably half of the ponies will
be auctioned off today. Many of the
animals are owned by the. fire de
partment and other by Wyle Maddox
and Harvey Beebe of Chincoteague.
In addition to the pony sale, there
will be a pony race, a trapeze act,
an air show by the Chincoteague
Naval Air Station, drills by a Marine
detachment from the station and »
fire-fighting demonstration by the
Chincoteague Naval Air Station Fire
Department.
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900 Railroads Accused
Of Overcharging U. S.
On Wartime Shipments
Attorney General Clark In a
new complaint today accused
more than 900 railroads of col
lecting “unjust and unreason
able” rates on wartime ship
ments of steel airplane landing
mats. '
The action was filed with the In
terstate Commerce Commission.
The Government is asking repara
tion lor alleged overcharges on the
landing mats moved from Eastern
shipping points to Pacific Coast
ports between January 1, 1942 and
June 30, 1946.
The Justice Department an
nouncement said "thousands of
carloads” of landing mats were in
volved. The petition to ICC states
the exact amount of money sought
to be recovered is "not presently
ascertainable.”
The complaint is another in a se
ries which Mr. Clark has made
before the ICC concerning wartime
freight charges.
In one of the earlier actions, he
alleged that the Government had
been overcharged on shipments of
aluminum landing mats.
Such mats were fabricated in this
country in the form of broken down
strips which were shipped overseas
for assembly in remote areas to pro
vide quick landing fields for air
In connection with today's com
plaint, Mr. Clark said that “in the
midst of the war the railroads re
fused the Government's request for
rates on these landing mats equal to
that accorded other articles made
from iron and steel.
"Accordingly, the Government
was required to pay, in many in
stances, more than six times as
much as any other shipper for the
equivalent transportation of sim
ilar iron and steel articles.”
Former U.S. Aide Here
Wins Primary Race
One of the successful primary con
testants for a vacant Michigan seat
in the House of Representatives.
Charles E. Potter of Cheboygan,
Mich., until recently was an official
of the Department of Labor here.
Mr. Potter was an aide to Edward
P. Chester, who was assistant ad
ministrator of the Labor Depart
ment's Refraining and Re-employ
ment Administration in charge of
rehabilitation.
Mr. and Mrs. Potter have an
apartment, at 1513 East Falkland
lane. Silver Spring.
Mr. Potter won the Republican
nomination for the Michigan va
cancy left by the death of Repre
sentative Bradley. He will oppose
Harold D. Beaton of St. Ignance,
Mich., another war veteran, in a
special election August 26.
Mr. Potter lost both legs when
he was wounded by land mine frag
ments near Colmar, France, in
January, 1945. while pleading the
I09tn Infantry Battalion of the 28th
Division. He was transferred to
Walter Reed Hospital here in No
vember, 1945, where he remained
until he was ordered home for re
tirement last summer. He left the
service with the rank of major.
He joined the Retraining and Re
employment Administration last De
cember. He resigned in April to
enter the congressional race.
Fleming Named to Head
Chest Drive in FWA
MaJ. Gen. Philip B. Fleming.
Federal Works Administrator, has
been appointed to head the FWA
division of the 1948 Community
Chest Federa
tion campaign
this fall.
Gen. Fleming
will assist W.
John Kenny,
Assistant Secre
tary of the Navy,
who is in charge
of raising funds
for the Chest
among all Gov
ernment work
ers.
A native of
Burlington,
Iowa, Gen.
Fleming has
served as administrator of the FWA
since 1941, and also has held many
other Government posts. In 1944
and 1945, he toured Europe, North
Africa and Russia at the request of
the President to study construction
problems. Last year he made a
5,000-mile tour of India to study
and recommend methods of high
way Improvements to the Indian
government.
His Washington address is 1554
Thirty-fourth street N.W.
Jap Prince Learns
He Cannot Get Pass
Under Democracy
By As*ociat*<( Pr»t*
TOKYO, July 31—That new
fangled thing called democracy
in Japan caught up with a
prince today.
Prince Naruhiko Higashi
Kuni, first postwar Premier,
asked the Ministry of Trans
portation for a railroad pass.
Princes always got them before
the war and Higashi-Kuni had
a luxurious private car to boot.
The Ministry replied: "Even
an imperial prince, when he
becomes an ordinary citizen
(under the new constitution*
cannot receive a pass."
Truman Plans Off-Record Talk
To White House Reaorters
President Truman will give an
off-the-record talk at 11:30 a.m. to
morrow to reporters and photog
raphers regularly assigned to the
White House, but the session also
will be open to anyone having
White House press credentials, Press
Secretary Charles O. Ross said to
day.
Mr. Ross said this will take the
place of the customary weekly news
conference. While the "off-the
record” feature is unusual. Mr. Ross
said the President has no startling
announcements to make.
As Mr. Ross phrased it, the Presi
dent "will be happy if those who
care to do so drop in for a little
off-the-record talk."
He said it was particularly de
sired that those who ordinarily
cover the President’s travels be
present.
Replying to questions about vari
ous reports of Mr. Truman’s vaca
tion plans, Mr. Ross reiterated to
day that the President has frothing
in view.
He said Mr. Truman has only one
speaking engagement lined up, and i
that will be the customary five- 1
minute broadcast from tbe White <
House on the night of September \

26 announcing the opening of the
Community Chest drive.
The White House announced that
the President has signed about a
dozen more bills left by Congress
and Mr. Ross said the Chief Execu
tive expected to have all of an esti
mated 200 cleared up by the middle
pf next week.
The President yesterday signed
legislation setting up the Temporary
Congressional Aviation Policy Board
and his own recently established
Mr Policy Commission, also a tem
porary group, which will integrate
its work with the legislative agency.
There had been some question
■aised as to how far the activities
pf the two units might conflict,
put in signing the measure, the
President made it clear that they
:ould co-operate in the effort to
advance both commercial and de
fense ' aviation.
"I welcome the attention given
py the Congress to our aviation
problems,” he said in a statement
ate yesterday after approving the
nquiry which originated in the
House.
The presidential commission will
nake its recommendations by Jan
lary 1, and these will be turned
iver to the board, which is to report ,
o Congress by next March 1.
Radio Quiz Pays D. C. Woman
$1,402 for Knowing 4 Names
Reading newspapers, books and
magazines paid a dividend of $1,402
to ft Washington housewife last night
when she walked off with the super
bonus prize on a radio quiz program.
All that Mrs. Ethel Morganston,
49, of 4417 Illinois avenue N.W., had
to do to earn the sum was to give
the middle names of Thomas A. Edi
son, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John D.
Rockefeller and John L. Lewis.
“Alva, Delano, Davison and
Llewellyn,’’ she answered rapidly
when the quizmaster on the Gunther
Brewing Co.’s Quiz of Two Cities
queried her over Station WOL. The
quiz is a contest open to Washing
ton and Baltimore residents, and
four from each city participated
after drawing ticket stubs.
Mrs. Morganston Isn't quit* sure
what she will do with the money.
Besides the grand prise she had won
$32 earlier in the show.
Mrs. Morganston is a native Wash- |
ingtonian and has won quiz con
tests before. At the Capitol Theater
last year she was awarded a
chronometer wrist watch, $225 and
another $100 in lieu of five auto
tires. In a contest several years ago
she won another $225. She ascribes '
ner success to reading a lot.
Her family came to America from
Scotland in 1722. She said she now
is writing an article on the Burns ;
family, well known in this area, for
the Columbia Historical Society. 1
Her husband is Charles E. Morgans- 1
ton, an attorney. They have a
daughter. Mrs. Dolores Allen. 24.
Call for Budwesky to Quit Seen
After Alexandria-Controversy
Reports tha^ .City Manager Carl
Budweskv of Alexandria soon Is to
be asked for his resignation as a
climax to the differences between]
administrative and elected heads of j
the city government were widely
circulated today as the City Council
called a special session for 7:30
o’clock tonight.
Mayor William T. Wilkins de
scribed tonight’s special session as
an informal meeting to give the
Council members a chance to “talk
things over” among themselves. He
denied, however, the meeting had
been called to ask for Mr. Bud
wesky's resignation.
On Tuesday night the Council
accepted Mr. Budwesky's report on
the recent resignations of Police
Chief John S. Arnold and Fire Chief
James M. Duncan, jr. The city
manager had been ordered to make
this report or submit his own resig
nation.
The Council ordered the city
manager at that time, however, to
make a complete rwport dealing with
the delay in acquisition of school
sites. The order did not carry an
ultimatum.
First indications that Mr. Bud
wesky might resign came some ,
months ago from the city manager
himself. It was known at that
time he considered resigning be
cause of ill health. The Council ,
granted him a month’s leave, which
he spent in Florida. His return to
work ended rumors circulated dur
ing his absence that he Intended to
quit as soon as his leave expired. ,
Pepper Plans Fall Speaking Tour!
In Fiaht for Liberal Policies
nm
ly th# Anociot#d Pr#»i
Senator Pepper of Florida said
today he will make his own cross
country speaking tour this fall in
an effort to "keep our Democratic
Party liberal.”
The Florida Senator told a re
porter he has not been asked to
speak for the Democratic National
Committee, but will follow in the
wake of "such Republican presiden
tial candidates as Senator Taft
'Ohio' and Gov. Dewey of New
York.”
Gov. Dewev has stopped off in his
native Michigan after a Western
swing with an entourage which left
little doubt that he intends to try
to repeat as his party's standard!
bearer in the 1948 campaign.
Senator Taft, pinning a definite
political label to his excursion, has
announced plans for a trip that will
largely parallel Gov. Dewey's. The
Ohio Senator said he will lay the
record of the Republican-controlled
Eightieth Congress before the people
before deciding whether to become
an avowed candidate for the GOP
nomination next year.
Noting Senator Taft’s call earlier
this week for Republican leaders to
speak out "frankly” on foreign and
domestic issues. Senator Pepper said
"Dewey has been imitating the
sphinx to date but I think Senator
Taft is going to smoke him out.”
At Flint last night, Gov. Dewey
told newsmen, "I have no plans to
speak outside New York State, lit
erally no plans.”
As for his own trip, which he has
not yet mapped in detail. Senator
Pepper said he intends to "straight
en out anybody who might be misled
by Republican propaganda that this
nro c o oivvl rnnirrPM M
"Any hope or Idea that the Re-1
publican Party might become the
people's party, or liberal, disap
peared with this Congress," thei
Florida Democrat said. "Its prin
cipal concern was with big business.
It was not interested in farmers or
small business, and it has done
nothing to further the interests of
women, the aged or the ill.”
Although Senator Pepper has had
several brushes with Democratic
National Committee officials be
cause his foreign policy views often
are at variance with those of the
administration, the Florida law
maker has disavowed any intention
'of teaming with Henry A. Wallace
in a possible third-party movement.
But he insists he will fight along
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make the Democratic Party "the '
"liberal party.” That is the No. 1 j
idea behind his approaching trip. (
Senator Pepper declared. ,
As for 1948, he commented:
“I think there might have been a t
chance of a Republican President
in 1948 if the people had not gotten ]
a good dose of what Republican ]
control mean*. The Republican ,
Congress has done more to:
strengthen President Truman’s ,
chances for re-election than any
thing that could have been done."
Hogerstown-Frederick
Road Opening Delayed
Ry th* A*c9?iat*d Pr*t» ,
BALTIMORE, July 31.—Formal <
opening of the new 22-mile highway I
between Hagerstown and Frederick <
will be delayed another three or four <
weeks, Chairman Robert M. Rein
dollar of the State Roads Commis- i
sion said.
But that doesn't mean it is closed i
to traffic. Cars can travel the i
route now "without too much
trouble," he said. s
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Indian Assembly Calls
Session Aug. 14 for
Freedom Celebration
■y the Asieciatwl Pr»»»
NEW DELHI. July 31.—The Con
stituent Assembly today called a ses
sion for midnight August 14 to
launch India's celebration of the
transfer of power from the British
crown to the people.
This surprise announcement came
as the Assembly wound up 18 days
of rapid progress and quit work until
after the Indian union comes inte
being. India on freedom day,
August 15, will become two big do
minions—the Indian Union, pre
dominantly Hindu, and Pakistan,
predominantly Moslem.
Dr. Rajendra Prasad, president of
:he Assembly, said the program of
he midnight session would include
i formal invitation to Viceroy Vis
iount Mountbatten to take office at
10 a.m. August 15 as Governor Gen
eral of the Indian Union during the
:eremony at which he officially will
rand over authority to the people.
Follows Nehru’s Appeal.
The Assembly today adopted con
ititutional provisions Vesting in the
^resident the supreme command of
he defence forces and the right of
jardon and reprieve of offenders
. 4U. f/uloeal ooncfituHnn
The proposed constitution as It
low stands is in line with an appeal
)f Pandit Jawaharial Nehru, leading
Minister of the interim government,
or "democracy—but not too much."
Under other provisions:
The president in emergencies
could be authorized to enact laws
>y decree, but such decrees would
tave to be submitted to Parliament
vhen lt reconvened, for approval,
lisapproval or amendment.
An electoral college of federal and
>rovincial or state legislators would
>lect the president to serve five
■ears. No limit on terms has been
iroposed.
The president would appoint
iupreme court judges with the ad
dce and consent of Parliament and
he cabinet, and they would serve
it his pleasure.
Britons Head Armed Force*.
India and Pakistan announced
ast night the selection of Britons
o head their armies, navies and
ilr forces.
India designated Lt. Gen. Sir Rob
dcGregor McDonald Lockhart to
;ommand land forces with the rank
>f general. Air Marshall Sir Thomas
Slmhirst to command the air forces
vith the same rank and Capt. J. T.
5. Hall to head the naval forces with
,he rank of rear admiral.
Pakistan chose Lt. Gen. Sir
rrank Messervv to command the
irmy with the rank of general, Air
/ice Marshal A. L. A. Perry Keene
o head the air forces with the same
■ank, and Commodore J. W. Jefford
o command the navy with the rank
»f rear admiral.
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iVith Two Zones of Reich
•y rti« Aitociottd Srm
BERLIN. July 31.—American offl
:ials said yesterday that Czecho
slovakia, which refused to join in
he Marshall proposal to aid Europe,
lad signed a trade agreement with
he British and American occupa
ion zones of Germany.
The American negotiators hailed
he pact as the first success In a
ampalgn for expanded trade be*
ween Western Germany and East
lu rope an countries which remained
>utside the Marshall proposal nego
iations.
A Finnish delegation was expected
o arrive here soon.
Trade conferences are scheduled
lext month with Yugoslavia and
lorway, to be followed by Hungary
ind possibly Greece.
\nti-Semitic Outbreak
Reported in Germany
Ey th* Associated Press
FRANKFURT. Germany. July 31
-The newspaper Frankfurt Rund
chau reported today an anti-Semitic
iisturbance had broken out in a
Jarmiscle- Partenkirchen movie
muse this week during a newsreel
cene showing the dedication of a
ynagogue in Munich.
When a narrator recalled in ron
lection w’ith the scene that 6.000.000
ews reportedly were slain during
he Nazi regime, the paper said, an
inidentified spectator shouted:
“That was far too little, there are
till too many Jews."

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