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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
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
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
“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.
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.
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.
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
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
Faithfully yours.
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
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.
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.
Hay Fever
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mown for symptom*tie relief—medicine like tlut
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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
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
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.
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
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
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
“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.
for emm profits.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.'
fi (Open Saturday, August 30th) fi
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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*
fi importerg of fine clothing and acceggories
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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