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And Arm in Suitcase Is Taken to Gallinger Separated from the pistol he packed in a shoulder-holster and his amputated left arm which he carried in a suitcase, a 69-year-old „ . .. Tennessean told Gallinger Hos pital attendants today about his visit to the House Office Building yester day. that Capitol po lice seized the man. John S. Kirby of Mon teagle, Tenn., and turned him over to the lios .—■ pital for obser Jobn S. Kirby. vation. They took away the loaded .38 caliber pistol which, he said he carried for protection. They sent his shriveled arm. severed in an accident in 1934, to the District Morgue. At the hospital Kirby said he had been elected President by Congress in March, by a vote of 140 to 82, and had come here to get a pension which he heard Congress was granting the President. He said he traveled to Washington by bus. Kirby was arrested after he en tered the office of Representative Kefauver, Democrat, of Tennessee, and told Fred Brizzi, a secretary, that he had been elected President and that he had permitted President Truman to hold the office but now WflUlCU HAC JUU. Police found the suitcase with its gruesome content in a hotel in the 900 block of Ninth street N.W., where Kirtiy was staying. Mr. Brizzi said Kirby lost his arm as the result of a truck accident in volving the Tennessee Emergency Relief Administration. Mr. Ke fauver introduced a bill in the last Congress to obtain $6,000 for Kirby, but it died in committee because the Federal Government was not involved. Kirby was the third armed man to be taken into csutody at the Capitol within a few weeks. The first fired two shots at Sen ator Bricker. Republican, of Ohio in the Capitol subway. He was committed to St. Elizabeths Hos pital. The other, a few weeks later, was found in a Capitol washroom with a revolver a short time after President Truman visited the Sen ate. 'He was committed for observa tion. Raedy (Continued From First Page.) will be conducted by Assistant Cor poration Counsel Clark King. Questioned on procedure if the witnesses ignored the summonses, Lt. Liverman said further steps would be taken, but that would be up to the corporation counsel. Judge Raedy told The Star the Buick was hers and that she would pay all damages to the other car. She. said she did not know who was driving her*car at the time of the accident.. She said she loaned the car last night to a friend, who in turn loaned it to another friend. The latter friend wanted the car to pick up his wife at Union Station, she said. He returned the car to her home without a scratch on it and left for New' York. Judge Raedy added. Inspector Arthur E. Miller of the traffic division told The Star the case would be handled just like any other, that the driver would be sought and prosecuted. Another police officer said the usual charge In such case is "leaving after col liding.’’ Told that Inspector Miller ex pected to handle the accident in a routine manner, Judge Raedy said she would call him and divulge the name of the person who borrowed,1 her car. Accprding to Inspector Miller, Judge Raedy did call, but the con versation was limited to her request for the name of the owner of the damaged car. Asked if he inquired of Judge; . Raedy to whom she loaned the car,; Inspector Miller said he did not, and j added that if she did not want to identify the person, the police could; not compel her to. Police listed the probable damage to ihe Cadillac at from $10 to $25. The damage was a nick in the rear left fender. Conference ‘'Continued Prom First Page.) I brigade is re-forming in Cuba for an invasion of the Dominican Republic. Cuba denies it. 3. Venezuela's proposal to provide separate definitions of aggression from within and without the hemisphere. 4. Argentina’s request for ‘'in- j formal" meetings and ‘‘limited jurisdiction” of committees, which; led to the conference’s first pro cedural dispute. Economic iContinued From First Page.) American conference—that aimed at stepping up coal production in the Ruhr, was said to be making good progress with several major decisions imminent. Chief among these is a reported British-American agreement to re vamp the management of the Ruhr mines in order to simplify direc tion and to allow greater freedom j for individual mining areas. A joint British-American plan whereby the miners’ ration of 4,000 calories would be met without fail is also regarded as a likely result of the meetings now in their second U. N. (Continued From First Page.) plunged deeper into the big power tug-o'-war over Indonesia. The Indonesian Republic yester day swept aside suggestions for di rect negotiations with the Dutch 1 over hostilities in the East Indies and appealed to the Council to order United Nations arbitration. American Deputy Delegate Her schel V. Johnson said he viewed the Indonesian appeal as an outright j rejection of his Government’s offer or its good offices to the two parties. The Netherlands had accepted. Earlier in the day Russia charged that the American offer to mediate the dispute was a ‘’dangerous'’ at tempt to bypass the Security Coun cil. . Mr. Johnson denied that the United States was exerting any pressure on the Indonesians and said Russia was "attributing all sorts of motives to the United States which we never thought of.” The Council is scheduled to re sume debate on this issue Friday. U. S. Formally Withdraws Offer of Mediation By tht Associated Press The United States yesterday for mally withdrew its offer to bring the Indonesians and Dutch together for direct negotiations for a peaceful settlement of their small-scale hos tilities. The action came after Indonesia refused to accept without qualifica tion this Nation’s proposal that it bring the two countries together. Sunday Indonesia qualified its ac ceptance of the American offer with an obvious invitation for the United Nations Security Council to take priority in handling the dispute. On two previous occasions, Indo nesia had insisted that the Security Council take jurisdiction—a condi tion which the State Department found unacceptable in offering to serve as a go-between. Martin (Continued From First Page.) art of politics and the science of government, and added: “For a leader in this most tumultous era America would do well to consider one of his character and caliber with a knowledge of the govern mental machine possessed by few men. “In one of the most difficult and challenging periods in the history of our country, Joe Martin has emerged as the leader of a small minority which became a large majority due in no small measure to the wisdom and cohstancy of his inspired leadership.” Denies Aspirations. From his rambling white clap board house at North- Attleboro, Speaker Martin earlier had respond ed to newsmen queries about presi dential or vice presidential sugges tions with the statement: "I am not and do not expect to be m oondirio to ” Festivities began about 10 am. when Mr. Martin, a bachelor at 62, came here from North Attleboro in a motorcade to be greeted by throngs lining the main street in the drizzle, with a big crowd stirring up enthusiasm. Reception at City Hall followed, where Democratic Mayor William P. Grant had shut down normal activities for Joe Martin day. At the clambake at nearby Lin coln Park, Mr. Martin told the assemblage of his humble apprecia tion and said the expressions of his friends “will be inscribed in my heart as long as I live.” On another note, the Speaker reminded his friends of the vital role Congress plays in American Government. “In order to protect the Integrity of our form of Gov ernment, the people must ever be alert to safeguard and preserve the powers of their Congress." he said. “The Congress is the Rock of Gi braltar of the liberties of the American/ people. McCormack Wires Praise. ‘‘Representing as they do many conflicting points of view, they are, of course, frequently divided. But that is the American way of life. Let the people beware of the Con gress which is unanimous at all times. If that day ever comes to America, democracy will be dead.” Minority Leader McCormack, in a telegram said. “Joe Martin typifies America in its greatest and in its noblest way." He added that Mr. Martin had occupied the position of Speaker “with fairness, dignity and with strength.” Senator Saltonstall, Republican, of Massachusetts and former Gov. Harold E. Stassen of Minnesota, both listed in 1948 Republican nom ination consideration, were among many National and State leaders who wired tributes. Rhode Islands Democratic gov-! ernor, John O. Pastore, wired the celebration committee he was happy to join in a tribute to Joe Martin as a “true servant of the people" who had achieved high public office “bv virtue of consummate skill, courage and ability.-’ The question of the Martin can didacy was actually pointed up by an old friend, Louis Conos, a res taurant operator, who ordered a neon sign for use today, to carry the gleaming message: “Welcome, Joe Martin, Our Next President." When that sign arrived it created a problem for the committee in charge. For it had pledged and broadcast its nonpartisanship in this affair. Mr. Canos, meanwhile, went out of town on a vacation, and his nephew, Steve Canos, had the sign on his hands and wanted to do right by Mr. Martin. Word got to the Massachusetts Liquor Control Board and the re sult was that Steve now displays the big sign on the restaurant near City TINNInc-I m EXPERIENCED MECHANIC! Takoma Shaft Mata I Warks Takama Park, D. C. 5113 GREEK POSITIONS NEAR YUGOSLAV BORDER—Greek soldiers crouch in trenches and demon strate the positions they take from dusk until dawn near the mountains of Yugoslavia overlook ing the border between the two countries. Two villagers survey the wreckage in the Greek town of Levkohori, near the Bulgarian border, after a raid by guerrillas. Levkohori has been raided eight times in the past six months. —AP Wirephotos. Hall saying, "Welcome, Joe Martin,” leaving a big blank space in the lights where "our next President” was,to have been. ^ The liquor control laws ban polity ical activity by liquor dealers. William S. Canning, the Fall River "Joe Martin Democrat” in charge of the” Show, insisted thjj! whole show was nonpartisan. "Fall River is out to show the world that it thinks Joe Martin is a grand guy, a fellow who has gone far, a man who has done his bit to make his district, of which this city is the largest unit, the outstanding one of the Nation. "Democrats, ant. since I am en rolled in that party I can bespeak their sentiments; Republicans who have been with him since he started running for office; independents who have found him always ready to serve them, all are behind this day. “It's just what we have called it—not Congressman Martin's day, not Republican Leader Martin's Day, not Speaker Martin's Day not can didate-for-anything day—it’s just Joe Martin day.” Mayor Grant closed down the City Hall offices today to facilitate the event. All retail stores affiliated with the Chamber of Commerce closed, so tneir employes couia nonor tne Speaker. Mrs. Peron (Continued From First Page t likes to be called, will stay for din ner after hearing Secretary of State Marshall address the plenary ses sion of the conference this after noon. But there is a lot of offended dignity among the 1,500 people here for the conference. They can’t all go to a dinner for 300 persons. Last night Mrs. Peron was hostess at a grand ball given in honor of President Eurico Gaspar Dutra of Brazil and his wife. Ambassador William Pawley, who backed his predecessor. George Messersmith, In his "softer policy toward Argentina" ideas, represented the United States at the gala function. Gen. Marshall sent his regrets because he: Had to work on his speech: had a previous engagement; had no white tie and tails with him. A. T. & T. (Continued From First Page.'' will be held on October 15 to act on the proposal. 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' “EfcWpite; the yart' expansion of the past two 'yearl, the cotripiftWy stated, “the Bell System is still faced with a very large construc tion. progffetn to meet,the continu ing unprecedented demand for tele phone service and to improve the service. “The situation is not unlike that following World War I, when a heavy construction program was j undertaken to expand and improve the service. Today, as then, large ] amounts of new capital are re- > quired to finance the construction of additional and better plants * * * "The new plant will be composed of the best types of facilities that can devise. This means more dial service to more people, more dial- j ■ing of toll calls, extension of the coaxial cable and rado relay sys tem with their capacity to carry television programs, extensions of mobile telephone service, more tele phones on farms and achieving the goal of giving every one service when and as he wants it.” Glass Workers Confined Venetian glass workers were once confined to their own special island to prevent their secrets from being discovered by foreigners. The United States has approxi mately 230,000 churches. Seven Nazi Doctors Sentenced to Die for Inhuman Experiments By th* Associated Pross NUERNBERG, Germany, Aug. 20.—Adolf Hitler’s personal phy sician and six other Germans convicted of using Nazi concen tration camp inmates as guinea pigs in inhuman—and worthless —medical experiments were sen tenced by an American war crimes court today to die on the gallows. Five other men convicted yester day on the same charges were sen tenced to spend the rest of their lives in prison, while four persons, including the lone woman to face the accusations, received lighter prison terms, ranging from 10 to 20 years. The woman, Herta Ober hauser, got 20 years for her work at Ravensbruck, where thousands of women inmates perished. Seven doctors who faced the court during the 132-day trial were ac nuittoH Hitler’s doctor, Karl Brandt, an SS general and chief of the Reich’s medical branch, was found guilty of conducting high-altitude and freezing experiments on prisoners, as well as carrying on malaria, mustard gas and sterilization tests which brought death to countless victims. The convicted defendants were brought in one by one this morning to hear their fate pronounced by Judge Walter Beals of Olympia, Wash., head of the tribunal which heard the case. The sentences, in the order in which they were handed down: Oskar Schroeder, chief of the Luftwaffe medical service, life im prisonment. TTorl fJen7lr*n RR troncvol onH chief of the medical department of the Waffen SS, life imprisonment. Karl Gebhardt, SS general, presi dent of the German Red Cross and personal physician to Heinrich Himmler, death by hanging. Rudolf Brandt, Himmler’s ad jutant and chief of the SS hygienic institute, death by hanging. Joachim Murgowsky, chief hygien ist of the SS medical corps and an SS colonel, death by hanging. Helmut Poppendick, SS colonel on Himmler’s personal staff, 10 years’ imprisonment. He was con victed on only one count, namely that he was a member of the SS (elite guard). . Wolfram Sievers, SS colonel and director of military research insti tute, death by hanging. Gerhard Rose, bearded expert on malaria and other tropical diseases,1 life Imprisonment. Victor Brack, SS colonel and chief administrative officer under Martin Bormann, death by hanging. Siegfried Handloser, chief of the German Army's medical service, life imprisonment. /Herman Becker - Freyseng, air force medical director, 20 years. Waldemar Hoven, chief medical officer at Buchenwald, death by hanging. William Beiglboeck, consulting physician to the Luftwaffe, 15 years. Herta Oberhauser, only, woman in the dock and physician at Ravens bruck, where thousands of women died, 20 j*ears. Fritz ylscher, SS major and as sistant io uebhardt, life imprisdaf^ I ment. Seven othtr defendants were ac- j quitted. yestetday' by the court. 1 I Four good reasons why you will enjoy \ DINNER at VENEZIA a Excellent Food • Reasonable Prices • Comfortable Air Conditioning «■ Courteous Service Thursday Dinner Feature BROILED YOUNG CHICKEN Apple Pie 1356 Connecticut Ave. Visit Our Fountain Room Take Connecticut Ave. cart ant buses direct to our entrance. LT. GEN. JAMES G. HARBORD. —A. P. Photo. Harbord (Continued From First Page.! ing had another behind-the-lines job for him—commanding general of the Services of Supply. Brig. Gen. Charles Gates Dawes, the banker who later became Vice President, and Brig. Gen. W. W. Atterbury, president of the Pennsylvania Raii road, were two of the big men from civilian life on his staff. James G. Harbord was not an ordinary recruit. He had wanted a West Point appointment but lacked political preferment. Born in Bloomington, 111., March 21, 1866, the son of a Civil War veteran, he had moved to Kansas with his fam ily when 12, graduated from Kansas Agricultural College with a B. S. de gree and had taught school at But lier, Kans., An Army Intellectual. He became one of the Army s in-1 tellectuols, interested not only in the’ literature of the great captains and great campaigners but in the cul ture of places he visited. His “Leaves From a War Diary,” pub lished after World War I, reveals that night after night when billeted in a medieval French chateaux, Gen. Harbord would stay up late enter ing notes on the legend of the place—what great dukes and other historic figures also had slept under this same roof. He was commissioned after two and-a-half years service in the ranks during which he went; through the grades of corporal,, sergeant and master sergeant. He was a major in a cavalry regiment in the Spanish War but he got no further than Florida. He served 10 years under Gen. Leonard Wood in the Philippines. Like Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, he was a lieutenant colonel with a reputation : 1 ' ' 1 1 when a World War gave him his 'efiance. No engagement in World War I thrilled Americans as did the Chateau Thierry-Belleau Woods affair. To a machine gun company of the 3d Division (since called the Rock of the Marne) came the dis tinction of turning back the Ger mans at the peak of their advance —Chateau Thierry. To the Marines 2d Division, the only American divi sion to go into the sector in full strength, fell the task of driving the Germans out of the woods. Prussian Guard Hold Wood. The w’oods were occupied by units of the Prussian guard, the shock troops of the Reichswehr. The fight lasted two weeks. Back in Paris a public relations officer told the correspondent that they could not use the designations of the units engaged. "May we say they’re- Marines?" asked one. After a moment’s hesitation, the officers said yes. Word of the Marines victory was flashed over seas and gave America its first lift. Gen. Harbord led the 2nd Division in the July Franco-American offen sive near Soissons which definitely ended the threat against Paris. On July 29 he was assigned to command the service of supply of the now definitely formed American Armv in France. 500,000 Under Him. It has been said of this post that next to the duties of the Com mander-in-Chief, it carried the greatest responsibility of the A. E. F. There were 500,000 men in the organ- : ization and its work extended from the producing centers in the United States to the front lines in Eastern France. Gen. Harbord, as com mander, dealt directly with Wash ington except on matters of policy, and subordinate to him were the chief quartermaster; chief surgeon,; chief signal officer, chief engineer,! chiefs of ordnance, air service and [Chemical warfare; provost marshal general, general purchasing agent and director general of transporta tion. The organization transported food, arms, ammunition and troops. It built roads, docks, railroads, tele graph, telephone and wireless sys tems and hospitals. It maintained transportation by sea and land, supervised leave areas and the wel fare and "entertainment projects therein, liquidated the army affairs in Europe and arranged for the em barkation of American soldiers for home. Gen. Harbord married Emma Y. Ovenshine, daughter of Gen. Samuel Ovenshine on January 21, 1899.= He was the first American Army officer to step out into a $100,000 a year job in the front rank of in dustry. When Owen D. Young re signed as chairman of RCA in 1930, Gen. Harbord was elevated to that post. Sparrow Takes Cigarette To Bed, Starting Fire By the Associated Press CAMDEN, N. J.—Now, moans Fire Chief Edward Ellender, it's sparrows smoking in bed. Chief Ellender and his fellow fire fighters spent the better part o£ an hour looking for the source of smoke pouring through the home of Mrs. Marie Baugher. They finally traced it to a nest under the roof where Chief Ellender said a sparrow appar emly had carried a lighted cigarette. Dr. J. K. 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