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Air Forces Recruiting
Picks Up, but Service
Still Needs 80,C J
iy tH« A*iociot#d Pr**s
The Army Air Forces has re
cruited more than 30.000 men in the
last few months in an effort to re
gain its wartime efficiency level.
Officials credited much of the up
swing in enlistments to a new
"career plan" offered by the AAF
to high school graduates under
which they are given a choice of
training in various technical schools
of the service.
Records show that, while monthly
recruiting totals for the AAF dur
ing the first part of the year ranged
between 6,000 and 7.000, the June
total was 10,500, July, 12,500, and
August, about 11,000.
Still 80.000 Short.
Despite the satisfactory trend in
the manpower problem, personnel
officials said, the AAF still is about
80.000 short of the authorized
strength figure fra- this period of
approximately 391,000. At the be
ginning of the current month the
AAF had about 267.000 men and
43.000 officers, compared with an
authorized strength of 334,000 men
and 56.000 officers.
To bring the force up to full
strength for the current fiscal year
enlistments must average better
than 9,000 men for each of the next’,
10 months. The AAF goal is a
strength of about 400.000 men to fly
and keep in operation 70 combat
groups of about 9,000 aircraft.
The ebb reached by the AAF in
the months immediately after the
end -of the war was attested to re
cently in a statement by Gen. Carl
Spaatz, AAF chief, that at that time
"we had not a single squadron im
mediately capable of action with
wartime efficiency.”
Training Is Headache.
While the broad program of the
AAF also embraces plans for getting
more pilots in the years just ahead.
€he major manpower headache now
Is to train the highly skilled men
who fly in Army aircraft as part of
the air crews or keep them flying
from maintenance hangars.
For this reason the Air Force has
opened up 40 of its technical schools
to recruits who come in under the
“career plan” with an idea of spe
cializing in particular fields.
AAF officials say thousands of
aircraft were kept grounded after
the end of the war—and many still
are—for lack of technicians. The
new training program, therefore, is
making special bids for maintenance
men, armament experts, radar and
radio maintenance men and oper
ators, weathermen and airfield con
trol tower operators. And for those
who want to be an AAF ”MP” there
Is even a special school for that.
The program is open to high
school graduates between 17 and 34.
either veterans or non-veterans.
Cadet Restrictions Relaxed.
With a view to augmenting its
backlog of pilots, the AAF recently
relaxed restrictions on the aviation
cadet training program to allow
civilians as well as enlisted men to
apply for pilot training. Require
ments for this training provide the
applicant must be unmarried (dur
ing the training period as well as
at the time he entersAhe program i;
be between 20 and 26% years old,
and have earned at least one-half
of the credits for a degree at an
accredited college or university, or
pass an educational examination.
In a separate statement. Maj. Gen.
Butler B. Miltonberger, chief of the
National Guard, said that the Guard
• needs additional pilots to fly the
780 late type observation and liaison
planes assigned to its ground units.
Gen. Miltonberger said there are
more than 700 pilot vacancies open
and they offer “an excellent op
portunity for wartime pilots to keep
their hand in as part of the new
National Guard."
23 Japs Suspected
Of War Crimes Freed
»y th* Associated Press
JOKYO, Sept. 1.—Twenty-three
Japanese suspected as war crim
inals—including a Tojo cabinet min
ister and the manufacturer of some
of the country's best known war
planes—were freed today. But the
chief prosecutor was quick to em
phasize the action would have no
bearing on the 15-month-old trial
of Hideki Tojo and other high
ranking defendants.
The prosecutor, Joseph B. Keenan,
said there was "ample justification"
fro arrest of the 23 but insufficient
evidence for their trial by an inter
national tribunal.
Those freed included Nagkage
Okabe, who became Tojo's Minister
of Education after the Pearl Harbor
attack, and Chikuhei Nakajimi.
(The Nakajimi interests made
cargo planes, navy torpedo
bombers and reconnaissance
planes, army reconnaissance and
fighter planes, i
"Their release,” said Mr. Keenan
of the 23, "has no significance in
cases of remaining suspects nor does
it in any way concern the proceed
ings now pending before the inter
national military tribunal for the
Par East,"
Body Brought to Surface
By Fish Line Identified
A body hauled to the surface of
the Potomac River by the line of a
boy fisherman yesterday was identi
fied as that of Albert R. Bryan, 42.
Albert W. Bryan of Baltimore
Identified the body at the District
Morgue as that of his son. Deputy
Coroner Christopher J. Murphy at
tributed death to drowning.
A boy, fishing in the Washington
Channel near Twelfth street and
Maine avenue yesterday, fled from
the scene after his fish hook snagged
the clothing and brought up the
body.
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News Vendor Killed
Seeking Bird Food
On Railway Tracks
Sy tho Associated Press
CHICAGO, Sept, 1.—As re
lief from his job as a newspaper
vendor, Robert M. Alsen, 22. fed
birds.
Police said he took his usual
bicycle ride yesterday along the
South Side tracks of the Penn
sylvania Railroad, searching for
grain fallen from passing
freight cars with which to feed
his birds.
Apparently he did not hear a
boxcar being shunted along a
siding.
Police found his body cut in
half.
DEATH IN THE ARENA—Manuel Rodriguez, known as Manolete, idol of the bullfighting world, as
! he lay mortally wounded under the hooves of “Islero,” a Mauri bull, which gored the matador at
Linares, Spain, last Thursday. The bull, with two "banderillas,” finger-thick sticks with barbs,
and Manolete's “estoque” (sword) still in his thick back, died shortly after from a short thrust
by Manolete, made after the fighter received fatal goring.
In this picture fellow matadors and attendants rush out into the arena to aid the fallen
bullfighter. He was removed to a hospital, where he died the next day._ —AP Wirephotos.
Coroner Doubtful Woman, 83,
'Came to Life' Inside Coffin
Reports that an 83-year-old col
ored woman was placed in a hearse
last night before she was dead were
disputed today by Dr. Christopher
J. Murphy, acting District coroner,
after examining her body at the
Morgue.
A Freedmen’s Hospital doctor re
ported that Mrs. Fanny F. Johnson.
319 Fiftieth street N.E., was still
alive when he examined her at
midnight, three hours after she
had been reported dead.
Taken to the hospital by an
undertaker for a routine certifica
tion of death. Mrs. Johnson teas
formally pronounced dead 25 min
utes after the physician opened the
coffin in which she had been placed,
placed.
Dr. Murphy, who examined the
body shortly before noon today,
said Mrs. Johnson died of a "con
gested heart condition.” He said he
did not believe she was actually
alive when taken to the hospital,
and had so informed the doctor
who examined her.
Miss Serena Johnson, a practical
nurse, found her mother uncon
scious and apparently aeaa ai ineir |
home about 9 o'clock last night.1
Police were notified, examined the
woman at her home, and also be
lieved her dead.
The L. E. Murray funeral home
was called to come for Mrs. John
sons body, but after inquiries were
made wdth the coroner’s office, the
undertakers were told she would
have to be pronounced dead by a
physician.
A hearse yeas dispatched to the
Johnson home, picked up Mrs.
Johnson and* proceeded to Freed
men's Hospital, arriving there about
midnight.
Dr. William H. Conyers, on duty
in the hospital's emergency room,
was called on to pronounce her
dead.
"She was in the casket in the
hearse,” Dr. Conyers related.
“When it w»as opened and the hood
taken off, I felt the woman and
she was alive. She died about 25
minutes later.”
After she was officially pro
nounced dead, Mrs. Johnson's body
was taken to the District morgue. (
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Sailor Critically Hurt,
Girl Slugged in Fight
An 18-vear old sailor was in crit
ical condition at Bethesda Naval
Hospital today after a street fight
last night in which he and a girl,
according to police, were attacked
by an acquaintance.
James Peterson, a seaman first
class stationed at Anacostia, suffered
a fractured skull when he fell
against a brick wall. Police said
he was struck by Charles B. Keady,
21, of the 3200 block of Volta place
N.W.
After hitting the sailor. Keady Is
accused of having struck Miss Delma i
A. Thorpe, 21, of the 3000 block of
N street N.W. Miss Thorpe was re
leased from Georgetown University
Hospital after treatment for a black
jeye.
Police said the three had been out
together Saturday night. Last night
Peterson had an engagement with
Miss Thorpe and the two met Keady
1 in the 1400 block of Wisconsin
avenue N.W. It was then that they
had the altercation, police said.
Keady is being held at No. 7 pre
I cinct pending outcome of Peterson's
injuries. He was arrested shortly
after the fight.
Devers Cites Danger
if U. S. is Attacked
By tb« Associate^ Pres*
LINCOLN, Nebr.. Sept. 1—A warn
ing that only the National Guard j
and the organized reserve would be!
available for defense of the United
States itself in the event of an at- j
tack was made here by Gen. Jacob j
L. Devers, Army Ground Forces j
chief.
In an address at the opening of
the Nebraska State Fair yesterday.
Gen. Devers painted a dark picture!
of the situation in these nonregular
units.
He said that of an authorized i
strength of 682,000 officers and men !
in the National Guard, only 100,000
have been recruited, and although a
million veterans are enrolled in the
reserve “only a small percentage of
them are assigned as members of
organized reserve corps units."
"In the United States itself we
have only the 82d Airborne Division
at Fort Bragg, N. C.. and the 2d In-j
fantry Division at Fort Lewis.
Wash., and one regimental combat
team of the 2d Division at Camp
Hood, Tex.,” he added, explaining
that most regular troops are on duty
overseas and the three units men
tioned “would be required for rein
forcements and for our immediate
counterattack.”
Knight Slayer's Commutation
Leaves Second Awaitinq Chair
Laurence I. Prout, 21^-one of the
! two men convicted of the holdup
murder of John Paul Knight, was
moved out of death row at the Dis
trict Jail an hour after word came
that his sentence had been com
muted to life imprisonment. Jail
| Superintendent Curtis Reid said
; today.
! Remaining in the jail's row of cells
for murderers awaiting execution
| was Alfred L. Hawkins, 23. con
I victed trigger-man in the Knight
murder. Mr. Knight was shot during
a hold-up at the Safeway Store.
11201 First street N.W., in April. 1946.
The two colored men were con
victed two months later.
Mr. Reid said Hawkins will be
executed on October 15. By that
i time. Prout will have started his
j life term at a penitentiary which
I has not yet been determined.
| Word that Prout's sentence was
! commuted to life imprisonment came
Saturday from Senator Langer, Re
publican, of North Dakota. Senator
ranger said he had appealed to At
torney General Clark in Prout's
behalf when he learned from rela
tives that prout was not directly in
volved in the shooting and previously
had a good record.
During the trial, it was brought out
that Hawkins told police he pulled
j the trigger.
| "I found out,” said Senator
Langer, "that Prout won $2,000 on
a daily double at a race track nearby.
He bought a $500 ring and a $1,500
car, quit his job and got into bad
company."
The Senator said Mr. Clark made
a personal investigation of Prout's
record and the court trial and
sentenced before recommending
leniency.'
Prout, who sat stolidly through
the court, trial and stared straight
ahead when sentence was pronoun
i ced, "caught his breath and acted
| much surprised” when he heard the,
;news, Mt. Reid said.
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Garbage Truck Drivers tail
Protest Strike in Chicago
Ey ‘he Associated Pres»
CHICAGO, Sept. 1.—The drivers
of Chicago’s garbage trucks, street
cleaning equipment and asphalt
trucks voted unanimously yesterday
to remain away from their jobs
until the city rehires nine drivers it
recently laid off.
The drivers, members of the AFL
Municipal Drivers and Chauffeurs
Union, labeled the stoppage as an
“off for overtime” vacation in what
they said was an effort to escape
any complication with labor laws.
The department said the nine
drivers were suspended w'hen they
refused to make an overtime run
after completing their regular trick.
George W. Copps, secretary
treasurer of the union, said, “for
the last year and a half the city
has ignored our verbal agreement
giving the men time and a half for
every hour of overtime worked. As
a result the members of my union
have piled up a total of 30,700 hours
of overtime due them.”
Thomas F. Murphy, in charge of
the city’s garbage collection, said
the suspensions will stand.
Church Theft Suspect
Held for Grand Jury
A suspected church burglar today
was placed under $1,000 bond and
held for grand jury action after
Municipal Court Judge George D.
Neilson had been informed the de
fendant'is being investigated for a
possible link with the recent wave
of church burglaries here.
Willie Jones, 33, colored, of the
400 block of New York avenue N.W.,
pleaded not guilty to a charge that
he broke into the Church . of God
and Saints of Christ, in the same
block, and stole three cases of soft
drinks.
36 SUNFLOWERS ON ONE STALK—George W. Davis. 78. of 818
Davis avenue, Takoma Park, Md„ stands on a stepladder to trim
some of the 36 blossoms on this sunflower, raised at his home.
The University of Maryland Extension Service says multiple
sunflowers can be made to grew from several shoots by pruning,
but a plant with so many flowers on one stalk is rare.
' —Star Staff Photo.
Keystone Club Says
Parking Plan Neglects
City's Future Needs
The Washington parking plan re
cently submitted to the District
Commissioners would meet present
needs but would not satisfy those
foreseen for the future, the Keystone
Automobile Club said today.
The organization announced its
appraisal of the new approach to
the District’s parking problem in
reply to a recent request by P. Y. K.
Howat, chairman of the District
Motor Vehicle Parking Agency, for
comment.
The agency submitted last June
a long-range blueprint for solving
Washington’s downtown parking
problem. It advocated a $50,090,000
system of private parking garages
and a program of large parking lots
on the rim of the downtown area.
Under this plan, shuttle buses would
take motorists from the parking
areas to their destinations and re
turn. Express buses would be used
to discourage downtown parking.
Baxter Smith, chairman of the
Committee on Safety. Highways
and Waterways of the Federation of
Citizens' Association, urged a series
of high speed depressed traffic
arteries and adequate downtown
parking facilities here. He roughly
estimated this program would cost
from $60,000,000 to $100,000,000.
Urges 20-Year Program.
By a 20-year engineering program
he believes the traffic ills of Wash
ingt6n could be adequately financed
and largely solved.
Washington has already been
surveyed "to death,” Mr. Smith said.
"It is qust a question of when
Congress will appropriate the money
to remedy the traffic situation,” he
declared. "It is well known that
the people of Washington have very
little to say about what Congress
does.”
The committee chairman advo
cated a series of depressed high
ways from the center of the city to
the outlying districts. He also
urged all night parking ban here,
as in New York City.
Mr. Smith said parking facilities
must come first, adding that it is
of little use to have high speed
traffic arteries, if the motorist has
no place to put his car after he
arrives at his destination.
Mentions Trouble Spots.
Among the traffic "sore spots”
which Mr. Smith sees are Barney
Circle, Seventeenth street and
Pennsylvania avenue S.E.; Logan
j Circle, the 700 and 800 block of Mt.
I Vernon place N.W., and Maryland
avenue, Fifteenth and H streets
N.E.
JV1I. Oiiutii BUVUttttcu iiisbounuuii
of additional parking meters both
downtown and in outlying sections,
He opposed the Fort Drive project,
saying there is no justification f6i
this plan at the expense of District
taxpayers.
"Insofar as the program deals with
the national capital's parking prob
lems today, it is, in the main, ex
i cellent,” the Keystone report said
"but it does not look far enough intc
the future and contemplate the
handling of the ever-increasing
number of visitors expected as the
years go by.
Question of Future.
“It is difficult to determine the
degree, if any, of consideration that
has been given to the provision of
space.for the inevitable expansion of
the future,” Mr. Howat was told.
Keystone said it feels the plan
is comprehensive and detailed in its
collection of factual material, the
outline of the present-day needs of
the various areas appears to be well
thought out and properly analyzed
and expressed, but it cannot concur
with the thought that it is impos
sible to supply all of the parking
space desired.
"Literally it is true,” the Keystone
report said, “that free parking space
for all who might wish to use it can
not be supplied, but it is certain
that off-street parking facilities can
be provided at a price in quantity
sufficient to accommodate all who
are willing to pay that price.
"We can forecast population, auto
mobile use and traffic—and there is
no reason why parking demand can
not be estimated and a balance
struck between street capacity,
building heights, type of occupancy
and parking requirements,” Key
stone continued.
"The conclusions and recom
mendations contained in your report
are prepared upon the basis of an
appraisal of the present-day condi
tions. It is not apparent to the re
viewers what consideration, if any, is
given to the demands of the future.
"The appraisal of the business,
commercial and governmental needs
have been well considered, but we
must not lose sight of the fact that
there is a fourth factor—that of the
visitor and sightseer to the Nation's
Capital—which does not appear to
have been cited as an influence in
governing the recommendations.”
Dr. Barnes/ Retiring, Reviews
Life as School Music Director
City Department Head
Recalls Incidents in
Long Career Here
By Coit Hendley, Jr.
Masses of school children singing i
in choral groups always have been a
specialty—and plague—in the life of
Dr. Edwin N. C. Barnes, 70, who is,
retiring today after 25 years as head j
of the music department of the
white public schools.
He remembers well his biggest af
fair, back in 1923. when he arranged
for 8,000 school students to serenade
President Harding at Griffith Sta
dium.
"We had all of them in the bleach
ers with a group of Marines in front
to keep order,” he explained. “A
stand in the middle of the field held
the President's party.'1
The idea was that at a given mo
ment in the program, the children j
would gather around the platform
and sing the President's favorite,
song, “Love's Old Sweet Song." It
was President Harding's last large
public appearance before his death
a few weeks later.
Plans Went Awry.
“Well, the signal was given at the
wrong time through some mistake,"
Dr. Barnes continued. “Those chil
dren swept out of the stands like a
devouring flood, mowing down the
Marines to a man.”
“They descended on the stand and
began throwing bouquets of flowers
which had been provided. The Pres
ident, slightly startled, appeared on
the edge of the platform and his
top hat went flying as a bouquet hit
him
“Mrs. Harding’s hat went the same
way. I saw a flit of annoyance cross
the President’s face, then he smiled
and began gathering huge armfulls
of flowers and placing them at the
! feet of his wife.
"We never did sing ‘Love's Old
Sweet Song’ that day. But. for
tunately there were no casualties,”
he added.
Stand Misplaced.
At another time, the conductor’s
stand was misplaced for the com
| munlty sing on the East steps of
1 the Capitol. When Dr. Barnes
stood up to lead his 2,000 children
that day, he found 2.000 spectators
facing him. The boys and girls
had been placed in the wrong sec
tion.
; Dr. Barnes was born in New
Brunswick, Canada. His great-great
grandfather was Capt. James Barnes,
a British cavalry officer during the
Revolution. His confiscated farm is
the land on which the town of White
Plains, N. Y„ now stands.
Educated in schools in Maine,
Massachusetts and London, he be
came director of music for Massa
chusetts schools in 1906, going to
Rhode Island in 1914 in the same
capacity. In 1922 he came to Wash
ington to head the musical depart
ment in the public school here.
The stranger in Washington found
things tough the first few years.
Musical education In the public
schools practically was nonexistent.
"I was the first appointee of School
Supt. Frank W. Ballou to come from
out of the city,” he commented. "I
had two years of tough sledding be
cause of those in the school system
who thought a local person should
have been appointed to the job.”
Within that time, however. Dr.
'Barnes had convinced the Board of
Education that music should be an
elective study with the same credit
as any other subject. Everything
musical, except the cadet bands, was
placed on the basis of a five-day
course of study, the system which
still stands. This included choral
singing, music appreciation, orches
tra, band, piano classes and string
quartet.
Biggest need or the music depart
ment at present is a larger corps of
teachers and better qualified teach
ers, Dr. Barnes said. The recent
salary raises should help to some
extent, he added.
Program is Needed.
The public schools also badly need
a program under which school
owned instruments are lent to
talented pupils with the guarantee
of the parents for their care. Dr.
Barnes said he had been fjghting for
such a program for years and such
a proposal probably would be con
sidered by school officials this year.
Schools now own only a few in
struments, purchased with funds
raised in various ways. Dr. Barnes’
) plan would have the money included
in th£_school budget.
The retiring director has not con
fined his activities to teaching music,
but is an author, composer and
lecturer also.
He directed his own cantata. "The
Sage of Mount Vernon." when it was
sung by 1,500 voices at Constitution
McGarry Begins
Retirement From
Building Guards
Labor Day is just the beginning
of the holiday to which Owen A.
McGarrv, Army veteran and long
time captain of the District public
building guards, was looking for
ward today. |
Mr. McGarry retired Friday, his
70th birthday, after 21 years of
service here.
Friends and associates at the
Social Security Building and other
buildings in which he had served
honored him on his retirement with
a birthday party and many gifts,
including a gold fountain pen, a
monogrammed wallet, a $100 bond
and a plaque with the signatures
of well-wishers.
Bom in Boston, Mass., Mr. Mc
Garry began his military career in
the Spanish-American War. retiring
as a warrant officer in 1926, when he
came to Washington to take a post
in the public building guards. He
lives at 2931 South Columbus street,
Arlington. •
DR. EDWIN N. C. BARNES, j
Hall in 1932 as part of the George
Washington bicentennial celebra
ion. From 1938 to 1940, while co
jperating with the National Com
nittee for Musical Appreciation, he
save more than 300 lectures on
\menean music in all parts of the
country.
Dr. Barnes has one son. TTie fam
lv spends each summer at a lodge
>.t Riva, Md. HLs Washington home
s at 7018 Taylor terrace, Landover
Hills, Md.
What will the retired music di
ect.or do now?
"I don’t know how I'll keep busy,”;
ne said. "I intend to lecture and
continue my work with the Washi
ngton Musical Institute. I'll miss
:he public school work.”
Henry J. Trilling, Jr.,
Caterer, Dies at 41
Henry J. Trilling, jr. 41. secre
tary and treasurer of Hubert's. Inc.,:
Washington caterers, died yester
day at Waltc-rsboro, S. C., while en
route to Flori
da on a vaca
tion trip.
Mr. Trilling,
who lived at
1800 Twentieth
street N.W., was
stricken Friday
evening w-ith a
cerebral hemor
rhage in his
hotel room; re
ports from
Walterboro said.
He was making
the trip by
automobile, ac
companied b y Mr- Trillin*,
his wife and two sisters.
A native of Washington, he was
educated at Holy Trinity School.
He also attended the Lewis Hotel
School here and about 20 years ago
entered business with his father at
1817 Forty-seventh place N.W. as
Henry J. Trilling and Son, caterers.
About eight years ago they ac
quired Hubert's. Inc., and merged
the two businesses under the latter
name at 2001 S street N.W.
Mr. Trilling, a member of the
Epicurean Club, is survived by his
widow. Mrs. Gladys Trilling, and his
parents. Other survivors include
three brothers. Joseph P.. Edward J.
and Robert T.: and four sisters,
Mrs. Anna E. Wise. Mrs. Mary T.
Harbison, Mrs. Edith T. Taylor and
Mrs. Margraet L. Masi, all of
Washington.
Requiem mass will be sung at 9
a.m. Thursday in Our Lady of Vic
tory Church, 4835 Mac Arthur boule
vard. Burial will be in Mount
Olivet Cemetery.
Woman Injured in Leap
From Rooming House Fire
A woman was injured today in a
leap from a third-story window to
escape a fire that broke out ip a
rooming house at 1227 Seventh
street N.W.
Firemen said the woman. Mrs
Loretta Carey. 42. colored, leaped
from her apartment to a first story
marquee overhanging Curley's Bil
liard Parlor. She was removed by
firemen and taken to Freedmen’s
Hospital by Rescue Squad Ambu
lance N. 2.
She suffered a burned back and
injured leg.
The fire broke out about 11:40
a.m., apparently when an oil stove
exploded on the third floor, where
the flames largely were confined.
Eight persons live in the rooming
house, but all except Mrs. Carey
apparently reached safety unaided.
Two alarms were called before the
fire was under control about 12:15
o'clock.
Book and Job Printers Win
Increases Averaging $9
A new contract for book and job
minters here has been ratified by
Local No. 101 of the Columbia Typo
graphical Union, giving substantial
wage increases, Henry A. Bagel
mann. chairman of the union's ne
gotiating committee, said today.
The contract, which runs for a
year and is retroactive to August 11,
was adopted yesterday by the union
by a vote of 60 to 4. he said. It in
volves some 400 employes and was
negotiated with the Graphic Arts
Association.
The new scale sets out an hourly
day scale of *2.102t,. a night scale
of *2.24 and a scale for the third
shift, operating from midnight until
8 a,m„ of *2.33'3- For a 37'4-hour
work week, this provides *79 for day
work. *84 for night work and *87.50
for the early morning shift, Mr.
Bagelmann explained.
James J. O'Connor, president of
the union, took a leading part in ne
gotiating the contract. The new
wage increases average around nine
dollars a week.
Ferry 'Smoky Joe' and Captain
Retire After Long Bay Service
By th« Associated rross
BALTIMORE, Sept. 1.—With the
saga of Smoky Joe a memory now,
Ferryboat Capt. Norman C. Taylor
was ready today for a landlubber’s
life after 25 years sailing Chesapeake
Bay.
Capt. Taylor took the Ferryboat
Philadelphia, more affectionately
known to Marylanders as Smoky
Joe. on her last run from Baltimore
to Love Point last night.
"Like any other seafaring man
I’m kind of looking forward to!
settling down on shore,” Capt.
Taylor said. "I’m playing aroundj
with the idea of starting up a
little country store.”
Smoky Joe, her red paint crack-j
A
ing, ner salon iurnnure ueguumi*
to peel, but her brass binnacle shin
ing like new, disputed her retire
ment from active service with a de
fiant toot and a puff of black smoke
Built in 1898. the ferry was brought
from New York and put on the
Baltimore-Love Point run across
Chesapeake Bay in 1931. She has
been put out of use by the Baltimore
& Eastern Railroad Co. because her
operating costs have exceeded
revenues.
Smoky Joe, after completing her
last round-trip last night, will re
main tied up at her berth for some
time, Capt. Taylor said, until the
company decides how to dispose of
her.
k
Britain Stops Buying
U. S. Food Because
Of Dollar Shortage
Sy the Associated Press
LONDON, Sept. I.—Because of
the British dollar shortage, Great
Britain has stopped buying food
from the United States "for the
time being.” Food Minister John
Strachey disclosed last night.
Speaking in Dundee. Scotland, a
few hours after 12.000 Yorkshire
coal miners heeded a plea by Fuel
Minister Emanuel Shinwell and
voted to end a walkout which began
three weeks ago, Mr. Strachey de
clared :
“We can manage, if necessary, for
some time without buying food from
that source.”
Cotton fmports to Continue.
Britain has depended on the
United States ever since wartime
days for a considerable variety of
food, such as wheat, canned foods,
dried eggs and fruit, purchases have
been dwindling along with the $3,
750,000.000 American loan.
Mr. Strachey said imports of cot
ton, tobacco, machinery and some
other items from the United States
would continue.
Mr. Shinwell, in his plea to the
striking Yorkshire miners said Bri
tain was “ hanging on a thread.”
“If anything else goes wrong in
Britain, the miners' five-day week
and statutory holidays with pay will
not be worth anything." he declared.
Others Continue Walkout.
Despite Mr. Shinwell’s pleas,
however. 4,000 other miners voted
to continue their walkout, which
the National Union of Mineworkers
has termed a wildcat affair. Those
who voted to stay out included
miners at the Grimethrope pit
where the walkout began when the
men refused to work 23 feet of coal
face a day instead of 21.
At the same time, another threat
to coal deliveries developed. The
executive council of the clerical and
administrative workers called a
strike for September 8 of its 10.000
colliery office employes. The strike
was designated as a protest against
Coal Beard delay in setting up
negotiating machinery.
Little Effect on Prices
In United States Seen
»y the Associated Prn«
Government agricultural experts
said last night they saw little indi
cation that the recess in British food
buying in this country would have
any material effect on prices here.
Those who could be reached were
unanimous in the opinion that the
effect w’ould be slight. All said they
based their judgment on the small
proportion of United States output
that has been going to the United
Kingdom.
For example one specialist In ex
port operations said total grain ex
ports last year ran about 15,000.000
tons of which Britain's take was
837,000 tons in wheat and flour plus
about 125,000 tons in other grains
such as corn and oats.
That British total of less than 1.
000,000 tons makes only a small dent
in American output, forecast this
year at 1.427,747,000 bushels of wheat
and 2.659,949,000 of corn, plus other
grains.
Pastor, Talmadge Foe, Calls
For Church to Lead Politics
By th« A»sociat#d Press
NEW YORK, Sept. 1.—The Rev.
Joseph A. Rabun, who resigned his
Georgia Baptist pastorate recently
at the request of his congregation
after he opposed Talmadge-spon
sored "white supremacy" legisla
tion, said yesterday that the
"church should take the leadership
in politics and questions of labor
and capital."
Preaching as guest of Brooklyn's
Tabernacle Baptist Church, the
1 former McRae < Ga. t clergyman
said that by using Christian prin
! ciples “we could get along nicely
with Japanese, Hindus, Germans
and Russians.”
Urging the church to relax its
! “hands off” attitude toward labor,
capital and government, the war
time Navy chaplain said:
"If this is done the difficulties
that exist in Government and labor
and management will And an easy
solution, because the principles of
religion are right."
The “supremacy” legislation,
sponsored by the late Eugene Tal
madge and his son Herman was op
posed by the clergyman during
Georgia's governorship dispute last
February.
Weather Report
District of Columbia—Mostly sun
ny, not so warm, high around 68
i degrees. Fair, low about 68 degrees
tonight. Tomorrow cloudy, slightly
; warmer,
Maryland—Partly cloudy, not so
warm tonight. Cloudy and warm
tomorrow with afternoon thunder -
| showers in mountains.
Virginia—Partly cloudy and con
tinued warm tonight and tomorrow
'Scattered thundershowers in moun
tains tomorrow afternoon.
Wind velocity, 8 m.p.h.; direction,
! northeast.
District Medical Society ragweed
pollen count for 24 hours ending
9:30 a.m. September 1: 108 grains
per cubic yard of air.
River Report.
(Prom United States Engineers.)
Potomac River clear at Harpers Ferry
and muddy at Great Falls; Shenandoah
clear at Harpers Ferry.
Humidity.
Yesterday— Pat Today— Pet
Noon . 82 Midnight - 78
4 p m._ . 44 8 a m -r 82
3 p.m. _ 88 in a m. _. 8,
High and Low for Last 24 Hours.
High. 91. at 4:10 pm.
Low. 72. at 7:40 a m
Record Temperature* This Year.
Highest, 98. on August 14.
i Lowest. 7. on February 5.
Tide Tables.
(Furnished by United State* Coaat »nd
Geodetic Survey.)
Today Tomorrow
. 9:18 a m 9:53 a m
•SJw - 2:58 a.m. 3:33 a m
Hioh 9:43 p.m. 10:18 p.m.
Low IIIII--_4:15a.m. 4:48 p.m.
The Sun and Moon.
Rises. Set*.
Sun. today 8:37 7;39
i Sun. tomorrow 8.38 7.37
'Moon, today . 8:32pm. 7.1/a.m.
Automobile lights must be turned on
one-half hour after sunset.
Precipitation.
Monthly precipitation in Inches In thg
Capital (current month to date);
i Month 1947 Average. Record
January - - 3.18 3.55 7.83 '37
i jfcbruarr "III — 1*7 3.37 8 84 ’84
March l.o* 8.7ft 8.84 91
April -1_ 2.48 3 27 813 *8
Mav - 4.44 3.70 19.89 '89
Pme -— 888 * .13 1 0.94 00
iSlj -1- 3.47 4.71 10.83 '88
I August—_ 1.81 4.01 14.41 '28
SaDtember III- _ 3.24 17.45 '34
<Xtob?r _ 2|4 | f 1 ,j7
D°eJeSb" - 3 32 ® ftfl <U
Temperature. In Various Cities
Low. High. „ Low High,
Atlanta_ 89 92 New York 84 87
Atlantic CUT 70 89 Okla. City -« ljf
Buffalo_ 52 78 Pittsburgh 80 81
Chicago Hr» 8i. Louis
Detroit . 55 78 San Antonio .0 99
Galveston 79 95 8eattle — '4
Kansas City 77 97 Phoenix ±9 108
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