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Hughes Arrives to Face Inquiry,
Meyer Says Plane Firm Paid Bills
For Roosevelt's Successor in AAF
Millionaire Eager
To Cross-Examine
Brewster on'Offer'
The subcommittee investi
gating Howard Hughes’ war
time plane contracts recessed
at noon today until 2 p.m.,
when Mr. Hughes will take the
stand. Senator Brewster, in
formed that Mr. Hughe's had
said this morning he would be
glad to repeat statements he
has made about Mr. Brewster
if he could cross-examine the
Senator, replied: “I am a great
believer in reciprocity.”
Howard Hughes, Millionaire
aircraft builder, flyer and film
producer, arrived in Washing
ton today saying he is ready to
face Senators investigating his
wartime plane contracts, but his
| appearance before the Senate
War Investieatine Subcnmmit.
tee was delayed until this after
Meanwhile, John W. Meyer, Mr.
Hughes’ publicity man, was recalled
to the witness stand and told in
vestigators that Mr. Hughes’ air
craft company paid bills for war
time entertainment of Col. James
G. Hall, who succeeded Elliott
Roosevelt as head of the Army Air
Forces Reconnaissance Division.
Mr. Hughes said he not only is
ready to testify, but is eager to
cross-examine Chairman Brewster
of the full Senate War Investigat
ing Committee. A subcommittee is
conducting the investigation of the
$40,000,000 in contracts Mr. Hughes
was awarded by the Government
to produce a 200-ton cargo-carrying
flying boat and three photo-recon
naissance planes.
Mr. Hughes has charged Senator
Brewster offered to call off the cur
rent investigation if Mr. Hughes
agreed to merge Trans-World Air
lines, which he controls, with Pan
American Airways. Senator Brew
ster has denied the charge, which
he described as an accusation of
“blackmail,” to the Justice Depart
Mr. Hughes was in a chatty mood
this morning despite the weariness
of flying his converted B-23 bomber
on a 13-hour one-stop dash from
Culver City, Calif.
Biggest Crowd Disappointed.
The biggest crowd to turn out yet
for the investigation was disap
noint.Pri whpn it. annnnnrp/^ thic
morning that Mr. Hughes would not
be called until this afternoon.
Chairman Ferguson of the sub
committee called Thomas Slack, Mr.
Hughes attorney, to the stand and
asked, “Is Mr. Hughes here?”
“Yes,” Mr. Slack replied, “Mr.
Hughes is here and ready and anx
ious to testify whenever it suits
the convenience of the committee.”
Mr. Slack then explained Mr.
Hughes was at a hotel and would
remain there until shortly before
the committee was ready to hear
Senator Ferguson agreed to post
pone the* Hollywood millionaire's
appearance until this afternoon and
recalled Mr. Meyer.
Will Be Happy to Repeat Charge.
“I will be most happy to repeat
everything I have said about Sen
ator Brewster if he will allow me to
cross-examine him and call such
witnesses as I wish.” Mr. Hughes
said, as he stepped from his plane
at 7:41 a.m.
He refused to comment oil testi
mony of Mr. Roosevelt, which
was completed yesterday, that a
prenuptial wedding party and other
expenses totaling $576.85 for Mr.
Roosevelt and Miss Faye Emerson
in December, 1944, in California
were paid “as a wedding present” by
Mr. Hughes.
“I haven t read Mr. Roosevelt's
testimony and I don’t want to com
ment on any of it yet,” he said.
He gave a similar reply when
asked about Mr. Meyer’s testimony
of outlays charged to the Hughes
Aircraft Co. for lavish parties and
other entertainment reportedly in
volving Mr. Roosevelt and others
during the war years.
Dkni „ _¥ — »?1 X
Mr. Hughes talked about the
progress of the controversial F-ll
reconnaissance plane which Mr.
Roosevelt, while in the air force,
recommended for Government use.
“The third plane is flying," he
reported. “It is in process of tests.
I have been flying it myself.”
The first of the reconnaissance
planes was a prototype and the sec
ond cracked up last year, with seri
ous injury to Mr. Hughes, who was
at the controls.
Mr. Hughes said the trip from
Culver City last night was “O. K.”
The only stop was at Tulsa, shortly
after midnight. Mr. Hughes ap
peared to be slightly deafened after
the long flight, but showed no un
7See"HUGHES, Page A-X)
Two Reich Zones Sign
Trade Pact With Firms
By the Associated Pr«ss
BERLIN, Aug. 6.—The Amer
lean and British military govern
ments in Germany, seeking ex
panded trade with Eastern Europe,
announced today conclusion of a
trade agreement with Finland. A
delegation was dispatched to Bel
grade to seek an agreement with
Payment for goods in dollars or
other “hard” currency is provided i
to promote free monetary-basis
trading, as opposed to the Soviet
style barter system.
The agreement with Finland was 1
concluded in conferences here with :
a Finnish delegation which last i
week negotiated a trade exchange i
j^ith the Russian aone of Germany, i
. ' ■ ' /
CHIEF WITNESS ARRIVES—Howard Hughes, summoned by a
Senate War Investigating Subcommittee to testify at its inquiry
in his $40,000,000 contracts for war planes, arrives at National
Airport this morning and is questioned by reporters. He made
the trip in his B-23 converted bomber and was at the controls
on the trip from the West Coast. —^Star Staff Photo.
Indonesians Accused
By Netherlands of 5
Violations of Truce
Dutch Army Also Denies
Charge That It Ignored
Order to Cease Fire
Ey the Associated Press
BATAVIA, Java, Aug. 6.—The
Netherlands Army accused the
Indonesian Republic today of
violating Monday night’s cease
fire order five times and at the
same time denied Indonesian
charges that the Dutch had
committed such violations.
Indonesian Prime Minister Amir
Sjarifoeddin had charged the Dutch
with violating the cease-fire order
at Oombong, on the central front,
60 miles west of Jogjakarta, two and
a half hours after the midnight
The tDutch declared today, how
ever, that they actually occuDied
Gombong 30 minutes before the
cease-fire order became effective.
Meanwhile, rumors circulated in
Batavia, without official confirma
tion, that Admiral William D. Leahy,
chief of staff to President Truman,
would come here from Washing
ton to act as mediator in the
Dutch-Indonesian dispute if the
Republican government accepts an
American offer of "good offices," as
the Dutch already have.
Hopes for Prompt Reply.
Walter A. Foote, the American
consul general here, officially de
livered the American offer to the
Indonesian deputy prime minister,
A. K. Gani, shortly after midnight
this morning. Mr. Foote said he
knew nothing about the Leahy ru
Mr. Gani said he would relay the
American offer to his government in
Jogjakarta at once, and said he
hoped for a reply by tonight. Mr.
Foote, Mr. Gani continued, urged
Republican acceptance "because me
diation of one state can achieve re
sults more quickly than mediation
by a commission composed of sev
eral states.”
The Indonesians earlier had
asked for an international com
mission to mediate the dispute and
supervise the cease-fire order.
Mr. Gani said the message de
livered by Mr. Foote contained three
major provisions:
1. An offer of the good offices of
the United States to the Indonesian
2. A promise that the United
States would send a commission im
mediately if the republic accepts the
3. A request for a speedy reply.
Today’s Dutch communique ac
(See INDONESIA. Page A-4.)
Three More Concerns
Reported Seized by
Russians in Austria
* British Member of Treaty
Commission Protests Oil
Refinery's Transfer
By the Associated Press
VIENNA, Austria, Aug. 6.—An
Austrian official said today the
Russians had taken over three
more industrial concerns, assert
ing they were German assets in
Austria, in addition to the
Lobau refinery which gave the
Soviets complete control of the
Zisterdorf oil field production.
The official, who must remain
anonymous, said the companies
seized were the Patria stocking mill
at Heidenreichstein, the Dr. Berkel
industrial alcohol processing plant
at Kernhofen and the Brown-Boveri
electrical fittings factory in the
Russian sector of Vienna. In each
case the reason assigned was that
the plants represented German
The Brown-Boveri plant was de
scribed by the informant as having
45 per cent Swiss capital, 30 per
cent Austrian and 25 Der cent.
i German.
Briton Protests Seizure.
Sir George Rendel, British mem
ber of the four-power Austrian
Treaty Commission, protested in a
commission meeting today the
seizure of the Lobau refinery. He
told reporters his “polite but firm”
utterances would be pursued in the
Quadripartite Control Commission.
Rendel said Joseph Dodge, Amer
ican Treaty Commission member,
supported him fully and that the
French delegate gave qualified
Bankers said they had informa
tion that the Russians threatened
to take over several more industrial
plants, chiefly textile factories
owned by the Austrian Creditan
Attaches at the chancellery ex
pressed deep concern over the situ
ation, which promised to be the
cause of a new battle in the Allied
(See AUSTRIA, Page A-4.)
'Mild' Quakes Recorded
NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (JF).—Two
“mild” earthquakes, believed in the
vicinity of Ecuador, were recorded
at 12:55 am. and 1:01:24 a.m. today
by the Fordham University seismo
graph. The Rev. Joseph Lynch,
university seismologist, also said a
"very severe” quake was recorded at
9:20 a.m. yesterday about 8,000 miles
from New York in an undetermined
AP Writer Finds Death Scenes
In Abandoned Indonesian Town
Associated Press Correspondent
James Halsema is the first Allied
correspondent to visit Madoera
Island in the Netherlands East
Indies since 1942.
By James Halsema
Associated Press Foreign Correspondent
KAMAL, Madoera, Aug. 6.—This
is a town of death.
The Dutch naval force which
anded here Sunday found death
ind potential death everywhere.
Lt. Comdr. Pieter Cool, Dutch
laval officer commanding the area
it the southwest tip of the island,
n sight of the Java naval base of
Soer&baja 3 miles across the muddy
itralt, showed me today a few of the
nhabttants who defied the Indtjt
' * y
nesian order to evacuate to the in
The kampong (village compound)
had three inhabitants: A shrunken
half-naked grandmother, a bony
mother, and a sore-covered boy of
10 with a distended stomach.
Comdr. Cool, who spent five years
in the Nazi concentration camp at
Buchenwald, Germany, for under
ground activities, said the appear
ance of the people here reminded
him of those rescued by the Ameri
can 3d Army in the Reich.
The mother said her family was
ordered out of the compound four
months ago and returned today to
And their houses stripped. The
village is overgrown with weeds'.
Trees are beginning to sprout
through the thatched roofs. Thou
See MADOERA, Page A-4.)
Attlee Imposes
Labor Control
To Meet Crisis
Britain Also to Seek
U. S. Loan Relaxation
And Cut Armed Forces
LONDON (iP).—Prime Minis
ter Attlee told Parliament to
day that Great Britain would
reduce her armed forces, im
pose a limited direction of
labor and seek relaxatioh of
clauses in the American loan
agreement to help ease her
economic crisis. He said also
that workers ‘‘in the more
essential industries” would
have to work longer, coal
miners half an hour a day ad
By the Associated Pres»
LONDON, Aug. 6.—Prime Min
ister Attlee announced today
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wAxau vxic ouaies naa
agreed to discussions looking'to
ward a relaxation of the Amer
ican-British loan agreement.
The Labor government leader
told the House of Commons the
agreement reached when the United
States advanced credits of $3,750,- :
000,000 was aggravating the British
economic crisis.
Mr. Attlee said the loan, original- ,
ly intended to last until 1950, would \
be exhausted by the end of this
year, but denied that the Labor ad
ministration had “frittered * away” !
the loan, as Winston Churchill
charged in an address Monday.
Mr. Attlee, in his grim statement
outlining the Socialist regime’s ,
plans to overcome its dollar famine, 1
said Great Britain had proposed !
negotiations with the United States
for revision of two clauses in the
loan agreement.
Marshall Agreed to Talks.
"I am glad to say Mr. Marshall -
<American Secretary of State) re
plied agreeing to those discussions,*’
he said. "They will not cut across
the proceedings of the Paris Con- ,
His reference was to international
conversations on Gen. Marshall’s ,
proposal of American aid for Euro
pean economic recovery, a proposal
shunned by Russia and the Eastern
European countries in her sphere.
Mr. Attlee said the loan clauses
to be discussed were the agreements
on sterling convertibility and non
discrimination in trade, both tar
gets in Mr. Churchill’s address to
the opposition Conservative party.
Under the non-discrimination
clause, Britain may not cut down
her purchases in the United States
in order to increase them in non- ■
dollar countries.
Mr. Attlee continued that he was !
about to propose cuts in British im- !
f'"* •***«* uuwuv/ijuviiiaj , U1U, V| WV.O
tion of discriminating purchases
becomes one of much more lmpor- :
Stanley Opens Debate. ‘
Oliver Stanley, a Conservative, ’
opened the debate, accusing the
government of “encouraging infla- 5
tion” and “distorting our economy.” (
Mr. Stanley said the labor admin- '
istration could have prevented the c
swift exhausting of the American !
loan, originally expected to last un- ,
til 1950.
Mr. Attlee said the American loan 1
would be exhausted by the end of J
the year.
“I would agree that it might have 1
been better if we had had a greater 1
concentration of effort,” he said.
“Maybe we have tried to do too c
much in a short time.”
The opposition cheered.
"It may well be that we have re
laxed controls too soon,” the Prime
Minister continued. “There has }
been a failure on the part of some t
workers to realize that shorter hours i
and higher wages must be matched c
by greater effort. j
■ “It is well to bear in mind that £
very great efforts have been made
by the people of this country. An I
immense amount of reconstruction t
has been accomplished.” , 1
Mr. Attlee stressed what he called 1
a “great increase” in production and t
exports. He commented that, by the <
end of last year, British sales over- t
seas were 11 per cent greater than
in 1938. t
Mr. Attlee said the war left Brit- 1
“*** «* uiuov » uiiici auic jjuoi ■ j
tion” and that the Anferican loan <
had been granted to “enable us <
to stand on our own feet.’’ <
"But it would be wrong for Britain ]
(See BRITAIN, Page A-6.) '
Two DC-3 Planes Burn j
In Miami Airport Fire
By the Associated Press
MIAMI, Fla.. Aug. 6—Fire of un
determined origin swept through
Hangar No. 3 at the Twentieth street
side of the Miami International Air
port early today destroying at least i
two DC-3 passenger aircraft, the j
hangar and an undetermined num- c
ber of smaller planes. No one was j
injured. ]
At least two 21-passenger DC-3s, \
two twin-engined Beachcraft, an
A-26 medium bombers and several t
smaller planes were lost. An unde- |
termined number of aircraft engines, I
stored in the hangar, also were g
destroyed. i
The spectacular blaze, first discov- \
ered about 2 a.m., was punctured by r
explosions of aircraft gasolihl^ored r
n drums. | t
Truman to Make 3-Day Visit
To Brazil About End of Month
To Fly to Rio, Probably During Conference,
And Return Home on Battleship Missouri
By Joseph A. Fox
President Truman will make a
,hree-day visit to Brazil late this
nonth or early in September, the
White House announced today.
The President will fly to Rio de
Janeiro and return aboard the bat
leship Missouri.
In disclosing that Mr. Truman had
lecided to accept the invitation for
he visit extended some time ago by
‘resident Gaspar Dutra, the White
louse made this announcement:
“The President sincerely appreci
.ted the cordial invitation recently
xtended to him by his excellency,
‘resident Gaspar Dutra of Brazil,
cf make a visit to that country, and
:xpressed the hope it would be pos
ible at an early date for him to
iccept. President Truman is now
U. S. Reported Ready
Fo Ask Balkan Issue
Fransfer to Assembly
Johnson Is Expected to
Give Important Outline
Of American Position
By the Associated Press
Jnited States was reported ready
,oday to suggest that the United
Nations General Assembly han
lie the Balkans situation if the!
Security Council cannot do so1
jecause of Russia’s veto.
The Council was called to meet at
: p.m. to continue debate on the
Balkans, with the prospect of some
if the plainest speaking yet heard
n that group of 11 diplomats.
An authoritative source said Her
chel V. Johnson, American deputy
in the Security Council, was all set
o make an important statement
utlining the American position sub
tantially this way: „
1. The United States hopes that
he Security Council will act,to meet
he situation. But, if the Council
an not do thaft through thp use of
he veto, the United States is con
sent that the General Assembly
vill handle the situation.
2. The United States feels strongly
n the Soviet use of the veto. It does
lot like the implications in the
Soviet action. k
U. S. Committed to U. N.
3. The United States has decided
iews toward what it feels has been
he defiance of Albania, Yugoslavia
nd Bulgaria in refusing to co
perate with the Security Council’s
ubsidiary group left in the trouble
4. Finally the United States, con
rary to reports that it might try
o achieve a solution outside the
Jnited Nations, is definitely and
irmly committed to the United Na
ions and will exhaust all resources
if the Charter in trying to solve
he question.
The General Assembly has au
hority only to recommend action.
tut it lias tutouiueu a gicat iui
(ortance as a mirror for world
•pinion. It cannot make a decision
in a case as long as the Security
Council has it, but the Council ma
ority could drop the Balkans case
rith the intent of bringing it up
n the Assembly.
The Balkans case was given fresh
mpetus late yesterday when Vas
(See U. N., Page~A-6j
Franklin Roosevelt, Wife
I*o Face Speed Charges
By the Associated Press
LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., Aug. 6.—
'. Schuyler van Bloem, mayor and
olice commissioner of the village
f Lake Success, said last night that
ummonses had been issued *-»
Tanklin D. Roosevelt, jr., and 1
rife to answer speeding charges.
Mr. Van Bloem said the two fire
o appear tomorrow night before
'olice Justice William H. Hinrichs.
le said Patrolman Walter Ruck
aber issued the summonses, charg
ig that young Roosevelt and his
dfe, the former Ethel du Pont, had
seed their automobiles in the early
loraing along Nassau bouAard in
be area of the United Nati^s.
most happy to confirm his accep
tance, and the trip is being sched
uled to take place during the latter
part of August or the early days
of September.
“The President plans to proceed
to Rio de Janeiro by air for a tnree
day visit and to return on the
U. S. S. Missouri.”
Press Secretary Charles G. Ross
had no details to add beyond this
bare announcement but it is as
sumed that his stay in Rio will
coincide with the ending there of
the Inter-American Defense Con
ference which convenes August 15.
In response to a question, Mr.
Ross said he did not know whether
the President would address the
Mr. Truman two years ago flfcw
(See TRUMAN, Page A-6J
Maritime Commission
To Drop 1,075 Here,
40 Per Cent of Force
60 Per Cent of Field Staff
Also to Be Dismissed
Before August 15
The Maritime Commission an
nounced today it is reducing its
Washington staff by about 1,705
employes, or approximately 40
per cent, by August 15 because of
appropriation cuts.
E. G. Montgomery, chief of per
sonnel, said that each employe slated
for dismissal would receive a week's
An over-all reduction of about 60
per cent in field offices also is neces
sary to keep within budget limita
tions, he said. That does not mean
that each field office would be cut
by that amount, the cuts in individ
ual regional offices being based on
local conditions.
The regional offices are now
working out reductions.
The commission said that con
gressional appropriations, when ac
cumulative annual leave of those
who must be dismissed is considered,
total only approximately 40 per cent
of 1946-7 funds.
The Washington administrative
offices accounted for 2,275 employes
at the end of June. That compared
with approximately 4,500 in Wash
ington on June 30, 1946. Reduced
appropriations and the letdown of
activities of from the wartime peake
accounted for the reduction.
I —. 11
30 Police Shifted
A total of 30 policemen have
been released from desk jobs
for duty patrolling the streets,
Police Supt. Robert J. Barrett
announced today. The trans
fers are in line with the new
superintendent’s declared pol
icy of using all available po
licemen for street patrol rather
than administrative duties.
Hiroshima Pauses for Minute
To Mark Dropping of A-Bomb
By the Associated Press
HIROSHIMA, Aug. 6.—Just twc
years ago the first atomic bomb de
scended and one hall of Hiroshima
vanished in a blinding flash of de
Today at 8:14 ajn., the hour when
the bomb exploded, the bells tolled
The people stood in silent prayei
for one minute, then went again
:bout their affairs.
That was the only official notice
taken In Hiroshima of the explosion
that left 92,000 of its citizens dead
or missing.
But the city officials were busy
with plans to make Hiroshima a
shrine for the world’s hopes oi
At their request, Geqa MacArthui
in Tokyo released a statement. He
said, “War’s destructiveness will |
progress until the means are at i
hand to exterminate the human
“This is the lesson of Hiroshima.
God grant that it be not ignored.
And Mayor Shisso Hamaia an
nounced that Australian engineers
had helped draft a plan for a mod
em Hiroshima, with a peace me
morial at the spot over which the
atomic bomb let go.
Hiroshima has a long way to go.
Although 20,000 temporary shelters
have sprung up, the actual perma
nent rebuilding of the city has not
yet begun.
That, said the mayor, was one
reason for observing thf day which
(See HIROSHIMA, ffege A-4.> '
Accumulation of Leave
Cut From 90 to 60 Days
By Civil Service Order
Commission to Allow
Time Stored Up in War
To Be Used, However
By Joseph Young
The maximum of 90 days’ an
nual leave that Government em
ployes are allowed to accumulate
for future vacation use was cut
to 60 days today by the Civil
Service Commission.
From now on, the commission an
nounced, no employe will be al-|
lowed to carry over more than 60
days’ leave from one year to the
Allowed in Wartime.
During the war years Government
employes were allowed to pile up 90
days of leave so they could remain
U1A UiC JUW dliu XUi UUU wax ;
effort. Many employes took ad-j
vantage of this to take extended
vacations later.
Now, however, the commission
ordered the 90-day limit cut back to
the prewar limit of 60 days. How
ever, the commission announced
that those employes who have ac
cumulated up to 90 days annual
leave during the war will be allowed
to use all of the time coming to
them for vacation purposes.
Government workers are entitled
to an average vacation of 26 days
annually. If they do not take the
vacation, the 26 days are accumu
lated and added to the 26 days due
them the following year. Commis
sion officials estimate thousands of
employes have accumulated more
than 60 days’ leave during the past
few years.
Had to Pay Cash.
Government agencies ran into
trouble recently because of the piling
up of leaves during the war. Most
bureaus suffered sharp 1948 budget
cuts and consequently were forced to
dismiss thousands of employes. And
many of these employes had large
amounts of unused leave coming to
them, which had to be paid out in
cash when they left the Government
service. y
Chairman Taber of the House
Appropriations Committee sharply
into which they had gotten them
selves and warned them to be more
careful in the future.
Odom Plans Another Start
On Global Hop Tomorrow
By th« Associated Press
CHICAGO. Aug. 6-.—William P.
Odom said he plans another start
tomorrow on a projected round-the
world solo speed flight if his con
verted A-26 twin-engine bomber
passes scheduled flight tests today.
He took off from a suburban Chi
cago airport yesterday in his first
attempt to halve the global solo
speed record of 186 hours set by
Wiley Post in 1933. but was forced
to turn back after passing over Hali
fax, Nova Scotia. He said the
ailerons of his 4,000-horsepower
plane jammed.
The plajie is the one in which
the 27-year-old former British Ferry
Command pilot flew Milton Rey
nolds and T. Carroll Sallee around
the world in 78 hours and 55 V4
minutes last April. i
Lynch Is Leading
McCandlish by
2 Fairfax Votes
Will Demand Recount;
Organization Victor
Elsewhere in Primary
in other Virginia areas. PageB-1
By Alex R. Preston
Robert J. McCandlish said to
day he will ask for a recount of
about 5,700 ballots in yesterday’s
Fairfax County Democratic pri
mary, which cost him the nomi
nation to the House of Delegates
by only two votes, according to
unofficial returns.
The Fairfax attorney, who was
nosed out of the race by Edwin W.
Lynch, incumbent, by a vote of
2,854 to 2,852, said he felt the closest
contest in recent years, based on
lmnfRpial raturnc nan/lmw
row's official count, warrants a re
check. He indicated he would per
sist in his request even though the
margin of his defeat was increased
by tomorrow’s count.
Mr. McCandlish was the apparent
victor throughout the tally during
the night until the Falls Church
precinct, giving Mr. Lynch 563 votes
and Mr. McCandlish 478, came in
early today to complete the count.
Organization Victorious.
Other than the apparent victory
for Mr. Lynch, who lacked indorse
ment of party leaders, the Demo
cratic organization's candidates la
Arlington and Fairfax Counties car
ried nominations for all local and
State posts.
Charles R. Fenwick, three times
a member of the House, defeated
Frank L. Ball, jr„ in Arlington gs
the candidate for the State Senate
seat to be vacated by William D.
Medley. Mr. Ball headed the list
of “progressive” candidates in that
county and carried three of the
county’s 11 precincts.
The Republican Committee of the
29th Senatorial District last night
nominated Tom Graham of Alex
andria and the Alexandria City
Committee named Waite’- B. F-'
ton, local businessman, to run for
the House of Delegates.
Mr. Graham is the State manager
of MacCabees fraternal insurance
association. He will oppose Demo
cratic incumbent Andrew W. Clarke,
while Mr. Fulton will be slated
against Armistead L. Boothe for the
seat of W. Seldon Washington. Mr.
Clarke and Mr. Boothe were un
opposed in the Democratic primary.
A four-way House contest in Ar
lington saw’ the renomination of
J. Maynard Magruder with 4,778
VAfPC anH C -ICinrTr a nomm mifk
3,870 over Albert A. Caretta, who
had 2,707, and C. Harrison Mann,
last on the list with 2,413.
Green Is Winner.
Harry K. Green, incumbent com
missioner of revenue and head of
the county’s controlling political
faction, polled 5,607 ballots for the
highest vote of any of the candi
dates. He was renominated over
his opponent, James E. Rice, jr,
who polled 2,569 votes.
Trial Justice Hugh Reid ran next
to Mr. Green in the number of
votes to his credit. He was re
nominated, 5,168, over Clarence E.
Hodges, with 2,508.
In the Commonwealth’s attorney
contest, Denman T. Rucker defeated
Malcolm D. Miller, 4,874 to 2,738.
These nominees, along with
George P. Grove for county treas
urer and J. Elwood Clements for
sheriff—who were unoppOsed for
the nomination—will face a field of
Republican candidates in the No
vember election.
G. O. P. Plans Convention.
Arlington Republicans are to hold
a county convention Friday night to
select a slate. At present only one
Republican, Treasurer John Locke
Green, holds an elective office in
Like the State Senate race in
Arlington, the contest between Mr.
Lynch and Mr. McCandlish was the
highlight of the Fairfax County pri
mary campaign. In past years Mr.
McCandlish has held the office for
two terms and at one time defeated
Mr. Lynch for the post. Mr. Lynch, •
however, defeated Mr. McCandlish
for the nomination in the last pri
Other Fairfax County results were
highlighted by the defeat of Sheriff
E. P. Kirbv by John E. Taylor of
Falls Church. Mr. Kirby had pro
claimed his independence of the
county organization. Yesterday he
polled 1,688 votes to 3,957 for Mr.
Taylor in the unofficial tabulation.
A third candidate, Fanner L. Stubbs,
received 140 votes.
John W. Ferguson won an easy
victory over Richard M. Smith in
the commisioner of revenue race.
The count was 4,277 to 1,448. An
even more impressive victory was
chalked up in the treasurer’s race by
Lewis M. Coyner, with 4,611 votes
(See PRIMARY, Page A-2.)
Virginia Sheriff Found Dead
After Losing in Primary
By Associated Prtss
CREWE, Va„ Aug. 6.—The body
of Sheriff Charles G. Ashmore of
Nottoway County, a bullet through
the head, was found in an alfalfa
field adjoining his home shortly
before midnight, just after he had
learned of his defeat in yesterday’s
Democratic primary by E. C. Ellett,
Dr. J. M. Hurt was called, but
Sheriff Ashmore was dead when he
The body was found by the sher
iff’s son, John Ashmore.
Sheriff Ashmore polled 820 vote*
for renomination to 956 received by
Mr. Ellett.
A service pistol with one cartridge
fired was found close beside the
sheriff's body. There was also a
note asking that his body be cre
He is survived by his widow, his
son John and a daughter, Mrs. May
Ashmore Shorter, allK>f Crewe.

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