Newspaper Page Text
Soviet Renews Fight
On Bilateral Accord In Egyptian Dispute By th» Associated Press LAKE SUCCESS, Aug. 28 —Rus sia today renewed her opposition to a Brazilian proposal for bilateral settlement of the Anglo-Egyptian dispute over British troop disposi tions but gave no indication whether she would wield the big-power veto. Soviet Delegate Andrei A. Gro myko, speaking as a vote approached in the Security Council on the long debated case, repeated that British troops should get off Egyptian soil as demanded by the Cairo govern ment. The Brazilian resolution, calling on Britain and Egypt to resume di rect negotiations, was described by Mr. Gromyko as a means of side stepping a decision and allowing the Council to ‘‘wash its hands” of the case. Guards Set for Demonstrator*. United Nations guards were alerted to quash any further spectator dem onstrations in the chamber, but! there were no incidents reported ini the early phases of the final round. Secretary General Trygve Lie an-! nounced emphatically that two Egyp tian demonstrators tossed out of the chamber last Friday and again on Tuesday were barred from entering U. N. headquarters. To enforce the j _i nu;t civamI* tj• assigned special guards to all gates and reinforced his details inside the chamber, where the two unprec edented outbursts led to the ouster of Ahmed Kamel Kotb and Mustafa Momen. “If it happens again we will have to give them over to the police," Mr. Lie said. Russia, Colombia Key Figures. Russia and Colombia were re garded as the key figures in the final voting on Egypt. The Soviet Union j has supported Egyptian demands for; the immediate and unconditional re moval of British troops, but had j given no indication whether she might veto anything less. Brazil has moved that Egypt and Britain resume direct negotiations for settlement of their dispute, which also hinges on the future of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. A pre liminary unofficial lineup showed the United States, China, Australia,j Belgium and France behind the Brazilian resolution. Seven affirma tive votes are required for passage, and Brazil looked to her Latin American neighbor—Colombia—for the decisive ballot. Poland, a consistent voting part ner of Russia, and Syria, a sister member of Egypt in the Arab League, are strongly opposed to the Brazilian move. Speeder Is Fined $185 Two Years After Arrest Exactly two years after he was arrested In a high - speed chase along District and nearby Maryland roads, a Washington man today was fined a total of *185 in H.vattsville Police Court by Trial Magistrate Arthur P. Owens. John T. Deans, 23, colored, of the 1000 block G street N.W., pleaded . guilty to speeding at more than 70 miles per hour, driving without a license, and reckless driving on August 28, 1945. He had been freed this month from the District reformatory at Lorton where he had served 22 j months — 125 days on District] charges growing out of the speed] chase and the remainder on a grand! larceny sentence for which his parole was revoked. Metropolitan Motorcycle Police- j man Ashley Aderholdt followed1 Deans' car from within the District; on Bladensburg road to the point! wdiere it crashed into a tree in; Colmar Manor, Md. Pvt. Horace King of the Prince Georges County police arrested Deans on August 28. 1945. The Prince Georges County case first had been set for hearing Sep tember 10, 1945, but was continued , indefinitely following District action against the man. Weather Report District of Columbia—Some driz zle or light rain early this after-1: noon followed by mostly cloudy late j this afternoon and tonight,. Highest1 temperature about 75 this after- ] noon. Lowest tonight about 67. ; Cloudy tomorrow morning be- , coming mostly sunny and warmer by afternoon. Maryland and Virginia — Partly cloudy west portion. Mostly cloudy east portion with some drizzle ori light rain near the coast tonight.] Considerable cloudiness tomorrow! morning becoming mostly sunny j and warmer in afternoon. Wind velocity, 5 miles per hour: dirortirm rmrtVl-nnrthweSt District Medical Society ragweed pollen count for 24 hours' ending j 9:30 a.m. August 28—98 grains per cubic yard of air—incomplete due to rain. River Report (Prom tinned States engineers.) Potomac River cloudy at Harpers Perry and muddy at Great Falls. Shenandoah 1 elear at Harpers Ferry. Humidity. Yesterday. Per Cent. Today Per Cent.; Noon . __*4 Midnight _ .. r Jp.ffl._ 83 8 a m -91 i p.m._91 1:30 p.m. -91 ; High and Low fo» La*t *4 Honra, High. 71. at 12:01 a.m. Low, 65 at 8:00 a.m. Record Temperatures This Year. Highest. 96. on August 14. Lowest, 7. on February 6 Tide Tablet. (Furnished by United States Coast and Geodetic Survey.) Today Tomorrow. High _... 6:34 a.m. 7:22 a.m. Low __ 1:37 a.m. 1:45 a.m.: High _ 7:07 p.m. 7:53 p.m. Low __p.m. 2:22 p.m.: The 8bb and Moon. Rises. Sets. Sun. today . . 6:33 7:45 fun. tomorrow 6:34 7:44 Moon, today _ 6:38 p.m. 3:13 a.m. Automobile lights must be turned on •ne-half hour after sunset. Precipitation. Monthly precipitation in Inches In the Capital (current month to datel: Month. 1947 Average Record January _ 3.18 3.55 7.83 *37 j Pebruary _ 1.27 3.37 8.84 '84 "aren _ 1 02 8.7* 8.84 91 April —~ 2.48 3.27 9.13 89; May ■ _ 4.44 3.70 10 69 '89 “ne__ 6.86 4.13 10.94 00, July -_ 3 47 4.71 10 63 '86: August _ 1.34 4.01 14.41 28 September - - 3.24 1..45 34 October - - 2.84 8.81 87 November - —— 2.31 8.69 89 December - ... 3.32 A68 01 ' Tempera tares In Various Citiea. High. Low. High Low Albuouerdue 8f) 68 Miami • f8 > ? j Atlanta. 90 71 Milwaukee S3 6,; Atlantic C y 75 72 New Orle'ns 92 75 Bismarck.. 71 45 New York . <3 Boston .... 70 60 Norfolk 86 74 Buffalo 88 80 Okla. City. 88 69 Chicago . 88 Omaha- 89 3; Cincinnati. 84 67 Phoenix 104 76 Detroit ... 82 66 Pittsburgh 78 85j H Paso .. 87 70 Portl'd Me. <1 52: Galveston.. 88 78 St Louis 92 <2| Harrisburg 72 65 S It L e C ty »8 60 Indianapolis 84 64 San Antonio 93 Kansas City 92 75 San F crisco ,2 o9i Lot Angeles 77 58 Seattle- So 59 Louisville . 88 Tampa 9o < 1 ] ‘Eire estimates that it now has 130,000 persons and 5,000 corpora-; Irons liable for income tax. h Text of Truman-Pope Letters Follotoing is the text of the letter sent by President Truman to 'Pope Pius: August 6, 1P47 Your Holiness: Tn continuance of the exchange of views undertaken from time to time 6ince their beginning, on December 23, 1939, for the purpose of facilitat ing parallel endeavors for peace and the alleviation of human suffering. I am requesting Mr. Taylor to return to Rome and to resume audiences with Your Holiness at such times as may be found appropriate. These exchanges have already contributed profoundly toward a sound and last ing peace and to the strengthening of the impelling convictions pursued by the peoples of the world in their quest for a moral world order firmly established in the life of nations. I desire to do everything in my power to support and to contribute to a concert of all the forces striv ing for a moral world. Those forces are in the homes of peaceful and law-abiding citizens in every part of the world who are exemplifying in their own lives the principles of the good neighbor-: The golden rule it self. They are on the farms, in the factories, mines and little shops in all parts of the wmrld where the principles of free co-operation and voluntary association in self-gov ernment are honored. These moral aspirations are in the hearts of good men the world over. They are in all churches, and in | schools. The war demonstrated that all perrons, regardless of divergent! religious allegiances, can unite tneir efforts for the preservation and sup port of the principles of freedom and morality and justice. They must unite their efforts in the cause of enduring peace if they are not one by one to be weakened and ren dered impotent at the times of their great need. They have, individually and together, the duty to vindicate, by their thoughts and deeds, the great hopes for which men fought in World War II and tlje hopes which today all serious-thinking men and women throughout the world know must be attained. Tasks Held Formidable. The tasks now confronting us are, formidable. The conditions for meeting the heavy problems of war settlement and of new problems still unsolved are accompanied, by multi plied discouragements. Unless the moral forces of the world now join their strength, discouragement must inevitably deepen, and the strength and effectiveness which thereby would be lost by these moral forces would be gained by those forces which oppose and seek to destroy hem. The hopes and ideals of nankind have often been jeopard zed by force. They will be jeop ardized today by any division of the moral forces of the world or by any •efusal to support and strengthen ,he hopes and ideals of all mankind. A' the chosen leader of the people Df the United States I am privileged to pledge full faith to you once again to work with Your Holiness and with every agency of good the world over for an enduring peace. An enduring peace can be built pnly upon Christian principles. To such a consummation we dedicate all our resources, both spiritual and material, remembering always that except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain who build it. Your Holiness, this is a Christian Nation. More than a half century ago that declaration was written into the decrees of the highest court in this land. It. is not without significance that the valiant pio leers who left Europe to establish settlements here, at the very begin ning of their Colonial (enterprises, leciared their faith in the Christian ■eligion and made ample provision 'or its practice and for its support.; rhe story of the Christian mission aries who ir. earliest days endured perils, hardship—even death itself n carrying the message of Jesus Christ to "Untutored savages is one hat still moves the hearts of men. As a Christian Nation our earnest iesire is to work with men of good vill everywhere to banish war and he causes of war from the world vhose Creator desired that men of •very race-end in every clime should ive * together in peace, good will ind mutual trust. Freedom of con science, ordained by the fathers of >ur Constitution to all who live un ier the flag of the United States, tas been a bulwark of national trength, a source of happiness, from he establishment of our Nation to ;his day. Renewal of Faith Needed. I believe that the greatest need if the world today, fundamental to ill else, is a renewal of faith. I seek to encourage renewed faith in he dignity and worth of the human person in all lands, to the end that he individual's sacred rights, in lerent in his relationship to God ind his fellows, anil be respected n every land. We must have faith n the inevitable triumph of truth ind decency; faith that mankind shall live in freedom, not in the ;hains of untruth nor in the chains if a collectivist organization of ,-heir lives; faith of such fullness that it will energize men and women tverywhere to build with tenacity, the better social world order under self-rule. The times demand faith 'hat is strong enough to struggle if need dc xoi me xxgut, mwu x» puic tu sndure troubles and hardships, at tack and even contempt from forces of evil—and able to Rrise reborn •md revitalized from the daily strug gle. Faith leads to hope, to de ermination, to trust in the truth and the good, and to sustained effort o create the kind of peace and weli oeing sought by humble men and tvomen in all lands and which will Jltimately prevail between all na tions. Through faith, the purposes of God shall be carried out in the learts and deeds of man I te ieve with heartfelt conviction that those who do not recognize their •esponsibility to Almight God can oot meet their full duty toward their fellow men. I have asked Mr. Taylor to convey j these views and to say that I seek' to co-operate with the efforts of Your Holiness and the efforts of every leader of the world's moral; forces. Our common goal is tOj arouse and invigorate the faith of; men to attain 'eternal values in our awn generation,—no matter what obstacles exist or may arise in the path. Faithfully yours. HARRY S. TRUMAN. His Holiness Pope Pius XII.” Following is the Popes reply: Your Excellency: We have just received from fhe lands of your Personal Representa-j tive, Mr. Myron Taylor, Your Ex-i :ellency's letter of August 6 and we hasten to express our satisfaction ind thanks for this latest testimony to the desire and determination of a d great and free people to dedicate i themselves with their characteristic confidence and generosity to the noble task of strengthening the foundations of that peace for which all peoples of the earth are longing. As their chosen leader Your Excel lency seeks to enlist and cement the co-operation of every force and power which can help to accomplish this task. No one more than we will hope for its success and for the happy achievement of the goal. We pledge our resources and earn estly beg God’s assistance. What is proposed is to ensure the foundations of a lasting peace among nations. It were indeed fu tile to promise long life to any building erected on shifting sands or a cracked and crumbling base. The foundations, ive know, of such a peace (the truth finds expression once again in the letter of Your Ex cellency) can be secure only if they rest on bedrock faith in the one true God, the Creator of all men. It was He, who, of necessity, assigned man’s purpose in life. It is from Him, with consequent necessity, that man derives personal impre scriptible rights to pursue that pur pose and to be unhindered in the attainment of it. Society of Divine Origin. Civic society is also of Divinf%or igin and indicated by nature itself out it is subsequent to man and meant to bp a means to defend him and to help him in the legitimate exercise of his God-given rights. Once the state to the exclusion, of God makes itself the source of the rights of the human person, man is forthwith reduced to the condition ui a movc ui a mnc uviu conunoa ity to be exploited 'for the selfish aims of a group that happens to have power. The order of God is overturned and history surely makes it clear to those who wish to read that the Inevitable result in the subversion of order between peoples is war. The task then before the friends of peace is clear. Is Your Excellency oversanguine in hoping to find men throughout the world ready to co-operate for such a worthy enterprise? We think not. Truth has lost none of its power to rally to its cause the most enlightened minds and noblest spirits. Their ardour. Is fed by the flame of righteous freedom strug gling to break through injustice and lying. But those who possess the truth must be conscientious to define it clearly when Its foes clev erly distort it; bold to defend it and generous enough to set the course of their lives both national and personal by its dictates. This will require moreover correcting not a few aberrations. Social Injustices, racial injustices and religious ani mosities exist today among men and groups who boast of Christian civil ization. And they are a very use ful and often effective weapon in the hands of those who are bent on destroying ail the good which that civilization has brought to men. It is for all sincere lovers of the great human faihilv to unite In wresting those weapons from hostile hands. With that union will come hope that the enemies of God and free men will not prevail. Co-operation Promised. Certainly your excellency and all defenders of the rights of the human person will find wholeheart ed co-operation from God's church, faithful custodian of eternal truth and loving mother of all. From her foundation almost. 2.000 years ago she has championed the indi vidual against despotic rule, the labouring man against oppression, religion against persecution. Her divinely .given mission often brings her into conflict with the powersj of evil whose sole strength is in their physical force and brutalized! spirit and her leaders are sent into! exile or cast into prison or die un der torture. This is history of today, but the church is unafraid. She cannot compromise with an avowed enemy of God. She must continue to teach the first and greatest com mandment incumbent on every man: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, with thy whole soul, with all thy strength." And the second like unto the first: “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." It is her changeless message that man's first duty is to God. Then to his fellow man, that that man serves his country best who serves his God most faithfully, that the country that would shackle the word of God, given to men through Jesus Christ, helos not at all the lasting peace of the world. In striving with all the resources at her power to bring men and nations to a clear realization of their duty to God, the church will go on, as she has always done, to offer the most ef fective contribution to the world's peace and man's eternal salvation. We are pleased that the letter of your excellency has given us the opportunity of saying a word of encouragement for all those who are gravely intent on buttressing the fragile structure of peace until its foundations can be more firmly and wisely established. The munificent charity shown by the American peo ple to the suffering and oppressed in every part of the world, truly worthy of the finest Christian tra ditions, is a fair token of their sincere desire for universal peace and prosperity. The vast majority of the peoples of the w'orld, we feel sure, share that desire, even in countries where free expression is smothered. God grant their forces may be united toward its realiza tion. There is no rooip for discour agement or for relaxing of their efforts under the gracious and mer ciful providence of God, the Father of all that is good and holy, and justice will in the end prevail. Let us assure your excellency of our cordial w-elcome to Mr. Taylor, your personal representative, on his return to Rome; and w»e are happy thp Pvnrocclcm ahv wishes for the people of the Unite States, for the members of the Government and in particular fo its esteemed Chief Executive. PIUS XII. i Castel Gandolfo. August 26. 1947. 1 Lincoln Copied Speech After Lincoln made *the Gettys burg address, a copy was requested by George Bancroft. It is that handwritten version by the late President that has become known as the authentic address. ADVERTISEMENT. ’ Hay Fever Relief begins in 10 minutes or double your money back When the entfWns. eneeiln* w»tery«v#d miser 4 luy fever nuke* you feel *o**y ind dek «U »ra. loetore usuelly prescribe the fute*t-*ctlnf medicine mown for symptom*tie relief—medicine like tlut n Belt*** tablet*. Bell-«U brinee comfort In * jr return bottle to u* for double money beck. *0*. A Arlington Drive Is Set To Back Candidates of 'Better Government' Plans for a full-scale campaign In support of the Arlington Better Government League's two candi dates for the County Board were made last night at a meeting at the Lyon Park Community House. Meanwhile, a poll of candidates seeking the two board seats in No vember disclosed that at least four of five plan to continue in the race and not comply with a reeuest that they withdraw' in favor of the two Better Government League candi dates. Mrs. Charles E. Planck, a former board candidate, in an open letter yesterday to Jacob C. Bechtel, Wil lard P. Divine, Robert W. Gaines, Lincoln Mackey and Law'son Wim-; berly, wlfo are running without sup-1 port of any organization, urged j them to support T. Oscar Smith j and Mrs. Florence Cannon, league nominees. Machine Victory Seen. Mrs. Planck declared, "As things stand today, we are headed straight for a machine victory * • The two incumbents, * who, Mrs. Planck said, would receive “the big block" of votes controlled by the Democratic organization, are F. j Freeland Chew and Harry W. Cuppett. All of the candidates to whom Mrs. Planck addressed her* appeal said they would continue in the race with the exception of Mr. Wimberly, who could not be reached. Plans Are Formulated. At last night’s meeting, the league voted authority to the Executive Committee to name a campaign 1*.4 __ ..Ul .Uel.M..._: to set up a speakers' bureau and a publicity committee for the forth coming contest. The league also elected additional precinct leaders and heard talks by Mr. Smith and Mrs. Cannon and the five-man slate of the School Board Nominating Conventioft. Mrs. Edmund D. Campbell. Colin C. MarPherson, Barnard Joy, 01 Glenn Stahl and C. E. Tuthill. are backed by the league for the coun ty’s first elected school board. 8r000 Yorkshire Miners Idle in Wildcat Strike By th« Associoted Sross BARNSLEY. Eng.. Aug. 28.—More than 8.000 Yorkshire miners were idle today in a spreading wildcat strike precipitated by government measures to boost production of the state-owned pits to a level that will guard the nation against repetition of last winter’s fuel crisis. The walkout, resisted by National Union of Mine Workers leaders as unofficial, started August 11 among 2,600 miners at nearby Grimethorpe. First 140 workers refused to do a larger “stint"—mine two feet more of coal a day—as recommended by a j.oipt union - National Coal Board committee. Fellow workers joined the walkout and the NCB, resorting td disciplinary action, announced the strikers had terminated their contraots by refusal to return to work Monday. Sympathy strikes had sptead to four other mines today and an NCB spokesman said at least 8,290 men were involved. Several Years' Prosperity Seen by C. ofC. President By th« Associated Press VIRGINIA BEACH, Va„ Aug. 28.— Several years of prosperity ahead were predicted by Earl O. Shreve, president of the Chamber of Com merce of the United States, who said, however, that this prosperity will be achieved only if this country balances the national budget, in stitutes a program for the reduction! of the national debt, reduces taxes, and overhauls the Federal tax struc ture. Mr. Shreve. one of 90 delegates from the Williamsburg meeting of the National Association of State Chambers of Commerce who were entertained yesterday by the Vir- j ginia Beach Chamber of Commerce, said the economic condition of the country at this time is sound and i can be continued if the changes he advocates are carried through to fruition. “The Chamber of Commerce of the United States." he noted, "is on record as indorsing a strong Federal fiscal policy." Mr. Shreve, who is on leave of ab sence from the vice presidency of the General Electric Co., Schenectady, N. Y„ during his year as president or the unitea states cnamoer, joinea with other delegates from The Wil liamsburg meeting in a round of entertainment at the Cavalier Beach and Cabana Club. 800-Year-Old Skull Of Earl Is Stolen From London Church Sy th« Allocated Pros! LONDON. Aug. 28 —The 800 vear-old skull of an earl was the only loot taken by vandals who rifled the vaults in the 13th century Church of the Knights Templars last week end. • The librarian of the Middle Temple, an ancient "Inn of Court" on whose property the blitzed church stands, said to day the skull was that of the first Earl of Essex, who was killed in 1144. ^Precision-Built for emm profits. mmmm 31 j TffCIS • TtAtTOIS ♦ CGACHIS * SCMOOt •USi5 j t I I Sharp Earthquakes / Recorded at Fordham iy the Associated Press NEW YORK. Aug. 28.—Earth - quakes described as of “sharp in tensity" were recorded at 3:02JO a.m. end 3:12.32 a.m. today by the Fordham University seismologies! station about 6.800 miles from New York, “probably in Japan." The university said that “Judging from its intensity it would cause damage if It occurred in a populated area.” In Washington, Georgetown Uni versity reported its seismograph re corded earth shocks beginning at 3:02:33, a.m. with maximum in-1 tentity coming at 3:42 a.m. George town seismographs described the quakes as “strong" and an esti mated 5,400 miles northwest of Washington, possibly in the Aleu tian Island# or Kamchatka Penin sula area. ComdijN. L. Saunders ■ ■ Rites Set Tomorrow Funeral services for Comdr. Nor man L. Saunders, Hospital Corps, U. S. N., retired, will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Fort Myer Chapel. Burial will be in Arlington N a - tional Cemetery. Comdr. Saun ders, 60, died Tuesday in Bethesda Naval Hospital after a brief illness. He had been living here, at 4521 Thirty sixth street N.W.. since 1939. Be fore he retired Aorhr thic month he was in the Navy Depart- c”mdr- s*""d'" ment.'s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. He had twice been as signed to the bureau for a total of eight, years. He has also been sta tioned in Haiti, Portsmouth, Va.;; Nicaragua and California. Comdr. Saunders was born and educated in Ypsilanti, Mich. He en listed in the Navy in 1905 and served on the battleship Ohio when President Theodore Roosevelt sent the fleet around the world. He was a member of the Bright wood Muonic Lodge. He is survived by his widow. Mrs. Hazel W. Saunders, of the Thirty sixth street address; one son, Comdr. Walton N. Saunders, U. S. N„ 300 Edgewood avenue. Silver Spring, in the Bureau of Ships; a sister, Mrs. Flora S. Jones, 4416 Fourteenth street N.W., a brother, Erwin W. Saunders, Ypsilanti, and one grand child. _ Two Men Plead Guilty In Benning Meat Theft Two Washington men, who were arrested Tuesday by Prince Georges County police when meat thought to have been stolen was reportedly found in an automobile occupied by them, today pleaded guilty in Dis-, trict Court to information charging them with stealing more than 300 pounds of meat from the Pennsyl- i vania Railroad's Benning yard terminal. The two men are Joseph Vincent j Shipman, 34. of the 3900 block of Bums place S.E.. said to be a brake man for the Pennsylvania Railroad, and Arthur Charles Cornwell, 44, of the 1200 block of Sixth street S.E., who is said to be unemployed. Justice Richmond B. Keech, be fore whom the men pleaded, referred the case to the probation officer and allowed the two to remain out cn bond nendine sentence. Each is accused of taking 205 pounds of Canadian bacon and 142 pounds of beef. A Federal Bureau' of Investigation agent, who re- j turned the men to Washington efter j they had been turned over by Mary-j land police, reported all of the beef and 50 pounds of the bacon bad been recovered. The pleas were entered after the two men had waived indie,ment. They denied having taken the meatj from a 'boxcar, but said they found it among weeds. The information; accuses them of taking the meat; from the yard terminal. Evans, Truman Land At Croydon Airport ly the Associated Press LONDON. Aug. 28.—Clifford, Evans of Washington and George1 Truman of Los Angeles, who are fly- j ing around the world in two light1 planes, landed at Croydon airport this afternoon after a four-hour flight from Northern Island. Mr. Evans and Mr. Truman made in unscheduled landing at Newton-: jrds. Northern Ireland, today after a flight from Iceland. The two Americans had taken off from Keflavik Airport, near Rey Prestwick, Scotland, but a heavy | mist at the latter airport caused them to change their plans. After a two-hour halt the pair took off again for London. Chevrolet, Fisher Plants * To Reopen in Baltimore By the Associated Press BALTIMORE. Aug. 28.—Officials innounced today that next Tuesday Chevrolet and Fisher Body plants iere will resume production of cars ind trucks, curtailed recently by ack of steel supplies. The 1.800 General Motors workers nvolved already have been recalled ,o work and are taking inventories. Baltimore Seen as Base in Plot To Attack Dominican Reoublic (From Yesterday’s Last Edition.) fy tht Associated Press BALTIMORE, Aug. 27 —The Eve ning Sun said today Baltimore is "reported to have been one of the early assembly areas for an even tual move through Cuban waters against the Dominican Republic. The newspaper said its investiga tion of State Department deten tion of a converted infantry land ing craft in Baltimore Harbor dis closed the ship's "crew” was com posed largely of Dominican exiles who “hated” Rafael L. Trujillo, for 17 years President of the republic. Customs officials ordered the 153 foot landing craft detained yester day. A State Department spokes-! man said in Washington the action was in line with its instructions to the Federal Bureau of Investiga tion and other Government agen cies to prevent the* use of, terri tory in this country as a possible base of operations to promote civil strife elsewhere. The Evening Sun said its investi gation disclosed that nearly 40 men were aboard the LCI at one time, although a normal crew is 12 or 14, and that most of them “looked !\ke college boys” and were either exiles or sons of exiles who had lost large lapd holdings under the Trujillo refcime. Most of the "crew" had left “by last night.” the paper reported, and conversations aboard indicated many of them were from fairly wealthy families" and “were not Communists." Customs authorities announced yesterday that a search of the ves sel for arms and ammunition had seen fruitless. Workers at the ship repair yard where she was tied up were preparing today to seal her Ioors. The Evening Sun said the ship, | called the Patria. originally was sold to a Cuban named Cruz Alonso ay a New York ship broker and moved here for repairs from an an chorage on the James River in Virginia. Another Cuban named Howard Rubien appeared at the Customs House seeking clearance for her to sail and the Sun said he nad been unsuccessful yesterday when he tried to get necessary papers in Washington. The skipper identified himself as MacDowell Sherwood and said when he was sent here from Cuba he was told the Pftria was to be used in the fruit trade. VFW Head Urges U. S. To Build Up Air Force »y th* Associotftd Press Louis E. Starr, commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, yesterday urged that the United States create "the strongest air force in the world as the only deterrent to attack" by Russia or any other power. Mr. Starr set forth his views in a letter presented personally to Presi dent Truman. He questioned the advisability of sending troops to Greece. Paul Griffith, national commander of the American Legion, said in an interview in New York last Sunday that the United States should send troops to aid Greece if that coun try is invaded. Mr. Starr said a powerful air force “will insure peace for our coun try because Russia will not fight if she knows our air force is stronger than the Red air force.” He told the President that the purpose and theme of his organiza a mmma 1 a t PlaiFalnmel September 4-9 will be “Peace through the creation of this air force, in being." He gave the President a copy of a resolution calling for American air supremacy which he said willtie in troduced at the coming convention. The resolution says that United States air strength has been allowed! to wither to a dangerous level. Chambers Raises Rales Because of Driver Tests One District funeral director of fering ambulance service here will raise the cost of local ambulance trips from $5 to $10. effective Sep tember 15, because of what he de scribes as 1 the "ridiculous" tests prospective drivers must undergo. W. W. Chambers, who operates! five ambulances, said the present! examination by the District’s Hack Inspector's Office is “too hard and foolish for even a Harvard graduate to pass. “Because., of this." he said, “it iiinniu sv “ p drivers, so the public will just have to pay. And that’s a shame." ■ J Lt. Joseph Harrington, in charge of the Hack Inspector's Office, lists: the following requirements for driv-1 ers of ambulances and funeral cars: A prospective driver answers 20 questions regarding locations of major .hospitals and cemeteries in the city, he must have a driver's permit, passing a physical examina tion; is fingerprinted, has his traffic. and criminal records checked, must be photographed and w’tth for with out! a recommendation from the Hack Inspector's Office Is turned over to the Department of Vehicles and Traffic for final approval. Lt. Harrington's office reports no complaints from other undertakers.' | AUGUST CLEARANCE | LAST THREE DAYS I fi (Open Saturday, August 30th) fi y very substantial reductions jjj 0 Fall Saits | ft ,>ftplc«I Worsted Su!)« | x Topcoats S 0 Shirts n Many other men’s accessories fi . English-Linen Daks fi / Imported Grey Doeskin Slack* fi I i 411-Wool Sweater* y "1 M \ Swim Wear U J L'Orle and Ovid Toiletries fi m ( Fine Neckwear Q * *** ) Hand Intialed Handerchief* R PRICE / Raincoat8 U I Summer Robes fi y Sport Shirts Q ' Reversible Winbreaker* 1 FARNSWORTH-REED Ltd. fi importerg of fine clothing and acceggories ; U 816 SEVENTEENTH ST. N.W. x District 4480 r i 4 Bridges Removes Self As 'Favorite Son’ By th# Atsoeioted Pr®»» CONCORD. N. H.. Aug. 28 Senator Bridges. Republican, of New Hampshire took himself out of the “favorite son'’ classification today amid indications that New Hamp shire may become the Nation's first testing ground for Republican pres idential candidates. Senator Bridges, who carried New England's banner in an unsuccessful try for the 1940 GOP presidential nomination, told a reporter he has asked political associates not to place him in the "favorite son” role next year. Senator Bridges, who heads the Senate Appropriations Committee, thus far has drawn no Republican Senate opposition in a campaign already beginning to get underway in ^u.^aiauuu ivsi un wvan. iivin inating primary September 14. 1948. The New Hampshire Senator’s action in eliminating himself as a “favorite son" contender apparently leaves the field wide open for other potential presidential candidates to battle for prestige—even if for few convention votes—in the Nation's first presidential preferential pri mary next March 9. This primary precedes that In Wisconsin, which has proved a test ing ground for Republican hopefuls in the past. While only eight con vention votes are involved in New Hampshire's contest, a political vic tory or defeat for a candidate in this State’s first, test of popular sentiment might affect his chances elsewhere. Navy Gives Op Hunt for 32 Who Died in Glacier Crash* ®y Asiocioted Pr»«* SEATTLE, Aug. 28.—Navy au thorities announced abandonment yesterday of further hazardous ef forts to retrieve the bodies of 32 Ma rines from a 10.000-foot high Mount Rainier glacier where they perished in an air transport crash last De cember. Capt. A. O. Rule, commanding officer of 13th Naval District air bases, announced the decision after receiving a letter from several of the victims' parents, suggesting that the recovery efforts be dropped be cause of the extreme hazards in-1 volved and that “the vicinity be properly posted to defeat any efforts of curious and uninterested parties who enter near this hallowed area." Climbers who completed the last gruelling trek to the spot reported that conditions high on South Ta homa Glacier were growing worse and that one slide sounded “like a severe artillery barrage." The plane carried the 32 to death after getting off course in a storm on a San Diego-Seattle flight. jMary Washington Names Mrs. Appel as Professor Mrs. Jean Slater Appel, organist and director at Western Presby terian Church, has been appointed professor of music at Mary Wash ington College of th e University of Virginia, at Fredericksburg. Mrs. Appel suc ceeds Dr. Char lotte Klein of Washington, who died last spring. Her' appoint ment became effective Septem ber !. A native of Rhode Island. Mrs. Appel was graduated from Mrs, Apoct. Vassar College in 1928, where she majored in music and studied organ under E. Harold Geer. She received her master's degree two years later from Colum bia University. She also has studied extensively abroad. After teaching musie at Wheaton College at Norton, Mass., Mrs. Appel came to Washington, where she be came organist at the Western Pres byterian Church in 1938. From 1942-44 she was dean of the District Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Mrs. Appel has appeared in many recitals in this country and abroad. She is well-known as a composer of church music, her anthem. "Entreat Me Not to Leave Thee" being per formed last spring on the program of the National Lutheran Chorus. our mini i» icvumuifu h ,irauing authority on the development of choral preludes. British War Bride Freed In Shooting of Husband By th« Auociated Pr«s» CRESTVIEW. Fla.. Aug. 28 —An Okaloosa County grand jury today freed Mrs. Margaret Irene Poland, British war bride, of charges in the fatal shooting of her American soldier husband at Fort Walton on July 24. The grand jury reported its find ing of no true bill against the 21 year-ola native of the Isle of Man shortly after court convened today. The grand jury's decision apparently was made yesterday but the report w'as delayed because court was not in session. “I think it’s wonderful," Mrs. Po land s$id. "I’m sorry it all hap pened but I'mTiappv about the ver dict.” She said her first move, now that she has been freed of the charges, will be to ‘‘get my baby back.” She had claimed that she shot her husband. Staff Sergt. Graydon Po land in a quarrel after he had taken their 16-mbnth-old son from her and sent him to his relatives in Tomkinsville, Ky. Couple's Home Foreclosed; Wrong Bank Got Payments By the Associated Press CLEVELAND. Aug. 28— Psychia trists were asked today to examine an elderly couple who lost their home because they sent their mort gage payments to the wrong bank. The examination order was issued by Municipal Judge John J. Busher after the unhappy pair—Stephen Zivich. 89, and his wife Pauline. 54—told him in broken English their payments weqe made by money order. Producing the money orders in court, they said the bank had re turned them all but that they took them to be their receipts. So when the mortgage-l)olding bank foreclosed last July, they were so incredulous they refused to take their furniture off the lawn—and the case never came to court. Now Mr. Zivich, a presser for a tailor, lives with his wife in a rooming house. The hearing has been continued until September 12. Moose Lodge to Hold Party Columbia Lodge 126, Loyal Order of Moose, will hold a "Booster Party” at 9 p.m. tomorrow at the lodge home. 2200 Twentieth street bHv., in connection with its membership drive which ends August 31.