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95th YEAR. No. 57,751 Phone NA. 5000. WASHINGTON, D. G, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1947—THIRTY-FOUR PAGES. ★★ 5 CENTS
Lewis Assails
AFL Officers
As 'Cowards'
Blocks Anti-Red Vote,
Depriving IVi Million
Of NLRB's Services
By James Y. Newton
Star Staff Correspondent
CHICAGO, Sept. 13.—John L.
Lewis berated fellow top officers
of the AFL as “weaklings” and
“cowards” yesterday in making
his successful one-man stand
against the Taft-Hartley labor
law which at least temporarily
deprives 7,500,000 workers of the
services of the National Labor
relations Board, it was learned
here today.
What Mr. Lewis actually did was
to block AFL Executive Council
action approving the filing of non
Communist affidavits with the NLRB.
But, it was the way he did it that
left President William Green, Secre
tary-Treasurer George Meany and
12 federation vice presidents talk
ing to themselves.
rviwci mi. juewis won ni$ council
fight for a boycott of the NLRB
under' the Taft-Hartley Act, with
the lineup at least 14 to 1 against
him, at first, Mr. Green talked with
newsmen.
"The council has decided,” he said,
‘‘that the Taft-Hartley Act is repre
hensible, vicious and destructive cf
workers’ civil and legal rights. It
could not conform to the Denham
ruling.”
Puts Pressure on Denham.
Mr. Green referred to the inter
pretation of the act by Robert N.
Denham, NLRB general counsel,
who has ruled that all officers of the
AFL and CIO, as well as officers
of international and local unions,
must file non-Communist affidavits
with the NLRB as required by the
, new labor relations law if any AFL
or CIO union is to l^e recognized
by the NLRB All 15 members of
the Executive Council are officers
of the AFL and hence, under Mr.
Denham’s ruling, must sign the
papers.
Whether Mr. Lewis is a hero or
villain with labor was a moot ques
tion among the AFL leaders here.
There was no doubt about the fact
that his action places heavy pressure
on Mr. Denham to modify his ruling,
since the CIO, too, has taken no
action to comply. Thus some 14,000,
000 workers are in the position of
boycotting the NLRB, the adminis
trator and interpreter of the Taft
Wort.loH A of
Mr. Lewis used strong language in
arguing with his fellow AFL officers
in a heated closed meeting yester
day afternoon. Most of the other
officers did not like what they
heard. Afterward they gave not too
complimentary opinions of Mr. Lewis
privately to reporters.
Gets Hutcheson Support.
He did get some support for his
position, however, from William L.
Hutcheson, president of the strong
Carpenters’ Union. On the other
hand, Mr. Hutcheson was reported
as already having signed the non
Communist affidavit and all the
other AFL officers were willing to
do so.
The mine workers’ president told
the other officers that in advocating
compliance with the Denham ruling
“you are taking your hats in your
hand and running before Govern
ment bureaucracy.”
Another member of the council
arose in the closed session to take
issue with the Lewis position, which
was that to give into the Denham
ruling was tantamount to surrender
to the whole Taft-Hartley law.
“It is unsafe to criticize the United
Mine Workers of America," Mr.
Lewis was quoted as booming while
shaking a finger menacingly in the
face of his opponent. “And it is un
safe to criticize the president of the
United Mine Workers of America.”
MIC Mean rail.
Several council members pointed
out that Mr. Lewis, by his stand, was
denying all 105 national and interna
tional unions of the AFL of the serv
ices and protection of the Federal
law. They claimed that most of the
unions, especially the weaker ones,
needed recourse to the NLRB both
to protect themselves from unfair
practices of employers and to get
their names on ballots in collective
bargaining elections.
“Let the weak fall,” Mr. Lewis was
quoted as shouting. “Do you think
you are going to successfully fight
this slave law without casualties? If
you do you are crazy.”
David Dubinsky, president of the
International Ladies’ Garment
Workers Union, said after the meet
ing that the ILGWU Executive
Board had decided to sign the affi
davits provided the AFL officers did.
“Now,” Mr. Dubinsky said, “that
the AFL council decided not to sign,
we will not sign. Denham wanted
it that way; now let him have it
that way.”
Mr. Dubinsky also pointed out
that the Taft-Hartley law was
aimed at clipping the power of labor
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(See AFL, Page A-8.J
Second Boy Is Born
To Mrs. Bobby Feller
By th# Associated Press
WAUKEGAN, 111., Sept. 13.—A
7-pound 10 Vi -ounce boy was born
today to Mr. and Mrs. Robert
“Bobby” Feller at Victory Memorial
Hospital.
The boy is the second son for the
Cleveland Indians' pitcher and his
wife, the former Virginia Winther
off Waukegan. The other boy, a
‘little over a year old, is named
Robert, jr.
Dr. George B. Callahan, attending
physciian, said the new baby had
not yet been named, but that he and
his mother were "getting along
nicely.”
Feller, the big right-handed pitcher,
who hurried to Waukegan last week
to be with his wife when the baby
arrived, was in Boston today after
the Indians’ schedule forced him to
leave before the birth of his son.
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Senators Voice Opposition
To Special Session Proposals
Republican Leaders and Lucas Doubt Value
Of Move to Deal With European Crisis
Sy the Associated Press
Influential Senators threw
cold water today on suggestions
for a special session of Congress
to deal with emergency aid for
Europe.
Senator Millikin, Republican, of
Colorado told a reporter that mem
bers “will not look kindly upon a
call of a special session upon a
hullabaloo basis.”
Senator Millikin is chairman of
the Republican conference, which
includes all Republican Senators.
Senator Vandenberg, president pro
tempore of the Senate and chair
man of the Foreign Relations Com
mittee, and Chairman Taft of the
Senate Republican Policy Commit
tee, previously had frowned on call
ing the legislators back before next
January.
Senator Lucas of Illinois, Demo
cratic Party whip, said he knew of
no plans for a special session and
I that if one were called Congress
probably would spend most of the
time “talking about politics and
the 1948 election.”
“But the decision is one for Presi
dent Truman,” Lucas added.
Aboard the battleship Missouri,
which is bringing President Truman
back from the Inter-American De
fense Conference in Rio de Janeiro,
White House aides indicated the
Chief Executive has yet to be con
vinced that a special session is
needed.
Mr. Truman’s last public pro
nouncement on the subject was at
a news conference August 31, when
he said he saw nothing at the mo
ment which would require the pres
ence of Congress before the regular
session next January 5.
He added, however, that he would
not hesitate to make a special
session call if this became necessary.
Since then, Secretary of State Mar
shall has indicated strongly he
thinks there is need for stopgap ac
■ Sce EUROPEAN. Page A-8.1
Marshall Arrives
For U. N. Session and
Confers on Strategy
Will Assign Delegates
To Specific Tasks Before
Political Committee
By th« Associated Pres*
NEW YORK, Sept. 13.—Secre
tary of State Marshall assembled
his 10-member U. N. delegation
for a series of conferences here
today to lay down the policy the
United States will pursue on the
Balkans, Palestine, the veto and
other issues in the United Na
tions Assembly meeting to start
Tuesday.
Gen Marshall arrived by train
from Washington last night and at
the conference expected to last most
of today was to assign delegates
formally to various Assembly com
mittees.
An American spokesman said that
because of so many major issues,
Gen. Marshall would not attempt
to carry the load alone on the 55
nation political committee but
would assign other delegates to
specific issues as they came before
that body.
Experts to Be Assigned.
In the past, the United States
has been represented on this im
portant committee by only one or
two delegates for the entire session.
The spokesman explained that to
operate more smoothly the State
Department had decided to assign
experts on certain issues like the
Balkans and the big-power veto in
the Security Council to handle them
rather than to place the load on
one person.
The importance with which the
United States views the coming
Assembly session at Flushing Mead
ow park was seen in the fact that
Gen. Marshall came here to direct
personally the American strategy.
Gen. Marshall is to be the second
among the 55 chief delegates to
speak in the Assembly’s general de
bate. He will follow Mexico's repre
sentative to lay down basic United
States policy next Wednesday.
But there was a possibility that
he might give some hint before then
of the American stand in the As
sembly on the explosive Balkan and
Palestine issues. Should he do so,
most observers expected it to come
tomorrow when he addresses a
luncheon session of the American
Association for the United Nations.
Prepared lor Strong Position.
American sources, however, made
it clear that the United States was
prepared to hold a strong line dur
ing the Assembly session and per
haps take a commanding spot early.
In this connection it was reported
authoritatively yesterday that there
was a "good chance” the United
States delegation would try to lend
its good efforts • in settling the
Anglo-Egyptian dispute in the Se
(See U. N„ Page A-8.)
Mrs. John dos Passos Dies
In Auto Crash, Writer Hurt
By th. Associated Press
WAREHAM, Mass., Sept. 13.—Mrs.
John dos Passos, 50, of Province
town was killed, and her husband,
the noted writer and playwright,
was seriously injured last night
when their automobile hit a parked
truck.
Mrs. dos Passos was pronounced
dead on arrival at the Tobey Hos
pital. Her skull was fractured and
her brain lacerated by the smashed
windshield.
Mr. dos Passos, who is 51, was
taken to Tobey Hospital but later
was transferred to the Massachu
setts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Bos
ton, where doctors operated immedi
ately on his right eye.
13 Nations at Parley
In Paris Will Study
Customs Union Idea
Would Be Self-Help Step
Under Marshall Plan;
Russia Will Get Bid
By 1h« Associated Press
LONDON, Sept. 13.—Thirteen
nations in the Paris Economic
Conference are going to look into
the idea of setting up a customs
union as a self-help move under
the Marshall Plan for United
States aid to Europe.
These nations—including Britain,
France and Italy—will invite the
Soviet Union, two Soviet republics
and 12 other nations, most of them
in Eastern Europe, to join in the
project.
The British and Belgian foreign
offices made simultaneous an
nouncements of the plan last mid
night in the name of all the nations
that have agreed to take part. These
nations include all those at the
Paris conference except Norway,
Sweden and Switzerland.
free Trade Is Objective.
The announcement said the par
ticipating countries had "decided to
create a study group for the purpose
of examining the problems involved
and the steps to be taken in the for
mation of a customs union or cus
toms unions between any and all of
these governments and * * * other
governments invited to partici
pate. * •
The objective of a customs union
is free trade—unhampered by tariff
bariers—among member nations and
a common tariff policy toward non
member nations.
Belgium, Luxembourg and the
Netherlands, which already have
instituted their own customs union,
were listed as sponsoring powers, to
issue invitations and “convene a
first meeting of the study group as
soon as sufficient opportunity has
been given for other states to sig
nify their desire to adhere to the
study group."
The announcement said any cus
toms union would be formed "in
accordance with the principles of
the draft charter for the proposed
international trade organization”
and with the idea of "promting a
stable and healthy economy in Eu
rope within the framework of ex
panding world trade.”
Estimate of Aid Trimmed.
Besides Britain, France, Italy and
the three sponsors, nations that have
agreed to the customs union study
are Austria, Denmark, Eire, Greece,
Iceland, Portugal and Turkey.
Nations to be invited to join in
the project are the Soviet Union,
White Russia, the Ukraine, Albania,
Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Finland,
Hungary, Norway, Poland, Romania,
Sweden, Switzerland, Yugoslavia,
and, through the United Nations, the
Trieste Free State.
The Paris conference is reported
to have trimmed its estimate of Eu
rope’s needed aid from the United
States to between $18,000,000,000 and
(See CUSTOMS UNION, Page A-3.)
Prince's Tutor Will Fly
With Eichelbergers
By the Associated Press
TOKYO, Sept. 13.—Mrs. Elizabeth
Gray Vining, tutor of 14-year-old
Crown Prince Akihito, will leave by
plane Monday instead of tomorrow
for a two-month visit in the United
States. The postponement, due to
weather, was announced by Army
headquarters.
Mrs. Vining, former Philadelphia
school teacher, will travel aboard a
staff C54 transport carrying Lt. Gen.
Robert L. Eichelberger, 8th Army
commander, and his wife. Gen. Eich
elberger is returning for a short tour
of duty with the War Department.
Woman, 42, Accused of Theft
Of $107,000 to Aid Boy Friend
By the Associated Press
DETROIT, Sept. 13.—A 42-year
old stenographer was held today by
detectives who said she embezzled
$107,000 in nine months and gave it
to her “boy friend'’ to start him in
business..
She was booked at police head
quarters as Lillian Myers, an em
ploye for 29 years of the American
Express Co., where she earned $190
a month.
No charge was placed against her,
but police quoted Walter Gevers,
district manager of the company,
as saying she admitted taking the
money in a signed statement to him.
However, Miss Myers refused to
sign a statement at the prosecutor’s
office after the matter was turned
over to police.
Detective William Stearla quoted
Mr. Gevers as saying Miss Myers1
4
admitted taking $5,670 by cashing
checks sent to Detroit from the New
York office. Another $101,440 w'as
obtained by presenting false claims
for lost checks, Mr. Gevers told the
officer.
Her method, as described by Mr.
Stearla, was to enter claims for
fictitious checks which she rep
resented as having been lost.
Auditors came across discrepancies
in the express company's books dur
ing a routine check, Mr. Gevers said.
Mr. Stearla said Miss Myers told
of giving the money to a boy friend
whom she did not name “to help
him get started in the linen busi
ness.” She did not retain a cent for
herself, the officer quoted her.
Mr. Gevers told police that Miss
Myers said she met the man a year
ago in Cedar Point, Ohio, but that
he deferred marriage until he couid
get started In business.
Crime Reporting
Change Possible
In 60 to 90 Days
Funds for New Setup
Available Once It Is
Approved, Barrett Says
The proposed new crime re
porting system can go into op
eration at Police Headquarters
within 60 to 90 days after the
Commissioners approve Police
Chief Robert J. Barrett’s recom
mendations, Maj. Barrett said
today.
He said sufficient funds were
available to pay the salaries ol
supervisory personnel, print the
forms and provide for the other
changes required for the proposed
central complaint room.
The Board of Commissioners Is
due to meet Tuesday and Maj
Barrett said he hoped for a go
ahead signal from that meeting.
The proposed changes, calling for
an overhaul of the department's
crime reporting and communications
systems, were made public yester
day.
Says Young Is “Very Satisfied.*
Maj. Barrett said today that Com
missioner John Russell Young, to
whom the report was submitted, had
told him he was “very satisfied with
the report and recommendations and
wants the best for Washington.”
At the same time, Maj. Barrett
explained in detail why the tabula
tion of crime offenses prepared by
the Federal Bureau of Investigation
varied so much from the compilation
made by the Police Department's
statistical bureau on offenses re
ported between January 1, 1947, and
June 31, 1947. The comparative
figures were part of Maj. Barrett’s
report to Commissioner Young.
Maj. Barrett said the FBI had ex
plained how it arrived at its figures
before turning in the report. He
accounted for the variations on these
scores:
1. The FBI’s uniform crime re
porting system counts attempts and
“intent to commit" an offense as
the crime itself. The Statistical
Bureau counts only crimes that
have actually been committed.
Crimes Classified Differently.
2. The FBI does not include purse
snatching, "Aim flam” and pick
pocket thefts as robbery but includes
them under larcenies. The Statis
tical Bureau, following the District
code, counts these offenses as rob
beries.
3. The FBI counts all larcenies,
regardless of the amount of money
involved. The Statistical Bureau
does not receive reports on larcenies
under $25 because of police orders
keeping the smaller larcenies in the
precincts. Therefore, the Statistical
Bureau does not include them.
4. The FBI counts as an “ag
gravated assault” any assault made
with a dangerous or deadly weapon,
regardless of whether the charge
placed against the offender is simple
assault or assault with a deadly
weapon. The Statistical Bureau does
not get cases of simple assault, be
cause these too, are handled in the
precincts. Frequently, a fight involv
ing a bottle may be resolved with a
charge of simple assault. The FBI
would count that as “aggravated
assault.” In addition, if a defendant
is charged in the precinct with
“assault with a deadly weapon” and
the charge is changed in court to
simple asasult, the Statistical Bureau
would change its count to "simple
assault.” The FBI counts the offense
as “aggravated assault.”
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As a result of these differences in
procedure, the variation in the fig
ires between the Statistical Bureau
and the FBI ranged from 66 per
cent to 261 per cent. Only a small
percentage of the cases were
marked "held” in the precinct and
not forwarded to the Statistical
Bureau when they should have been
reported, the FBI report showed.
The great majority of the cases
were those which, under present
police regulations, were dealt with
exclusively in the precinct.
Maj. Barrett said, however, that
in the future the cases would be
broken down in such a way that
the Statistical Bureau could supply
the FBI with the figures it needs
in conformance with uniform
crime reporting.
For the present, he said, he has
assigned two men to each precinct
to make the special tallies necessary
to get the figures the FBI wants.
As soon as the new centralized
crime reporting system is set un he
said, he will call again on the FBI
for help in making the District's sys
tem of counting crimes conform to
that of the FBI.
“The new reporting system,” he
explained, "will mean a lot more
crimes will be included in our flg
(See POLICE, Page A-8.)
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wnattne Russians
Are Saying of Us:
The Moscow Radio broadcasting
in Czech and Slovak to Europe this
week said:
“Since January, 1946, the United
States Government has been tak
ing a long series of measures all
aimed at strengthening the es
pionage apparatus. The reorgan
ization of this espionage comes
under the United States Secre
tary of State, which entails large
scale enlistments of the diplo
matic personnel in espionage ac
tivities under the cloak of talk
about the so-called Communist
danger and the so-called protec
tion of democracy. United States
reaction is systematically carry
ing out an extensive program of
total espionage. The range of
this espionage is world-wide.
"The program is inspired and
financed by Wall Street monopo
lists. The United States Intelli
gence Service transformed into
a kind of a Gestapo strengthens
reaction and revives fascism. It
is prejudicial to democracy
throughout the whole world.”
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The Egg and - - - Us!
Taft Delivers Speech
In California Without
Crossing Picket Line
Union Members Move
While Ohioan and
Murray Enter Hall
By Gould Lincoln
Star Staff Correspondent
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Sept.
13.—Union labor threw a picket
line against Senator Taft, Re
publican, of Ohio last night, but
the sponsor of the Taft-Hartley
labor law entered the audi
torium, where he spoke to the
California Bar Association with
out breaching the line.
Out of consideration for Senator
Murray of Montana, Democratic
opponent of the new labor law, and
also a speaker to the Bar Associa
tion, the pickets had drawn to one
side so Senator Murray would not
have to cross the line.
The Senators arrived together—
and together entered the audito
rium.
Senator Taft smiled broadly as
he saw the demonstrators carrying
banners reading, "What Hurts Labor
Hurts America” and “Repeal the
Slave Labor Law.” There were a
few boos from the pickets when they
caught sight of the Ohioan—and
that was all.
About 100 men and women were
in the line, which was an American
Federation of Labor demonstration,
arranged by Paul Bennett, business
agent of the Construction Workers’
Union. They came from half a
dozen California cities, including
Santa Cruz, Watsonville, San Jose,
Redwood City and Salinas.
A few minutes later Senator Taft
clashed violently in debate with
Democratic opponents of the Taft
Hartley law. He told the Bar As
sociation members and their guests,
numbering about 2,000, that the new
new labor law is "just, reasonable
and mild.”
The audience was distinctly
friendly to Senator Taft and to
the labor law, and gave him and
House Majority Leader Halleck, who
joined him in support of the legis
lation, loud applause in contrast to
mere polite handclapping which
greeted Senator Murray and Rep
resentative Madden, Democrat, of
Indiana, who attacked the law.
Halleck Rather Steals Show.
Mr. Halleck, quick-talking and1
hard-hitting debater, rather stole
the show before the panel debate
was over.
Senator Murray and Representa
tive Madden argued that two Re
publican leaders, Gov. Dewey of
New York and former Gov. Stassen
of Minnesota, both potential nomi
nees for the presidency next year,
did not go along with the Taft
Hartley law. Mr. Stassen's name was
a signal for applause. Senator Taft
and Mr. Halleck denied there was
any serious rift in the Republican
ranks over the act, however.
Senator Taft has been made the
(See TAFTTPage A-8.)
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jayajirao is yy inner
Of St. Leger Stakes
DONCASTER, England, Sept. 13.
—The Maharaja of Baroda's Saya
jirao, whose purchase price as a
yearling two years ago established a
British record? won the St. Leger
Stakes over a rain-soaked track to
day.
Marcel Boussac’s French colt, Ar
bar, was second in the final chapter
of 1947’s triple-crown classic of the
British turf. Third place went to
the betting favorite, the Aga Khan’s
Migoli, ridden by Champion Jockey
Gordon Richards. Pearl Diver, win
ner of the British Derby last June,
finished fourth.
Sayajirao, for whom the Maha
raja paid $117,600, returned 9 to 2
and won by a head. A last-minute
flow of money on the colt moved him
from fourth place in the prerace
betting to second.
The winner regained $44,640 of his
purchase price by taking the race.
His owner arrived at the park two
hours before the start after a 22
nour flight from India.
Eleven horses started. Richard
III was scratched because of the
morning rains, which quit before
noon.
Chicago Sailboat Tops Winners
As President's Cup Race Opens
Star Class Victor Also Sets Mark
For 5V£-Mile Course as 154 Compete
Sparked by a rising southerly
wind, winners in the opening
race of the President’s Cup Re
gatta sailing events off Hains
Point today made fast time as a
record-breaking fleet of 154
boats competed through the day.
Winners by lunch time included:
Lockwood M. Pirie’s Star boat
Twin Star, from Chicago, which also
chalked up the fastest time of the
day by going around the 5‘,4-mile
course in 1 hour and 46 seconds.
Robert Orme’s Blue Water, in the
Chesapeake 20 class, of the Corinth
ian Yacht Club, Washington. The
first boat to finish, Louis Zang’s
Shamrock, of Galesville, Md., was
disqualified for improperly sailing
the course.
Robert I. Welsh’s Indian Maid,
an Indian Landing 20, from Millers
ville, Md.
Runyon Colie's Outsider, Manto
loking, N. J., Penguin Class. He is
the 1947 national Penguin champion.
J F. Stillmun’s Rub-a-dub, of
Philadelphia, snipe class, Money Is
land Yacht Club.
Ned Echeverria's Ranger, also of
Philadelphia, lightning class.
John K. White’s Shuks, Old
Greenwcih, Conn., moth class, Rocky
Point Moth Club.
Eric Nordholm’s Freny, of Mc
Lean, Va„ comet class. The George
Washington University sailor fin
ished fourth in a fleet of 72 comets
in the class internationals last week
end at Ithaca, N. Y.
Charles Nelms’ Windward, of
Norfolk, Hampton one-design class,
Norfolk Yacht and Country Club.
In this group, second, third and
fourth place boats were likewise dis
qualified for failing to sail between
the committee boat and a marker
buoy, at the start of the second lap.
In the two-boat race for Sea
Scout catboats, Wild Cat, sailed by
(See REGATTA, Page A-3.)
Truman Keeps Posted
On Special Term Talk,
But Still Sees No Need
Missouri at Half-Way
Point in 4,723-Mile
Trip From South America
By Joseph A. Fox
Star Staff Corrtspondent
ABOARD THE U. S. S. MIS
SOURI, Sept. 13.—Six days out
of Rio de Janeiro, the Missouri
this morning passed the half
way mark on its 4,723-mile run
to Norfolk, Va., with its position
at 7 a.m. 500 miles northeast of
Cape Orange, French Guiana, the
nearest landfall.
President Truman is keeping
abreast of the proposed extra session
of Congress, which is under discus
sion in Washington, but Charles G.
Ross, White House Press Secretary,
said there is no comment.
It is known definitely that the
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since his news conference just be
fore he left Washington two weeks
ago. At that time he said he saw
no reason for an extra session to
deal with the troubled European
situation but would not hesitate to
act if necessary.
Will See Marshall First.
Nothing on this matter is in sight
until he sees Secretary of State
Marshall on his return.
The Missouri slowed down yes
terday while the convoying destroy
ers Small and Dyess refueled from
the battleship. This gave President
Truman a chance to see the high
point of efficiency to which the Navy
raised this operation during the
war.
The Missouri was hustling along
at a 20-knot clip to maintain its
(See TRUMAN, Page A-8.)
June Haver Seeks Divorce
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13 (^.—Al
leging cruelty. Movie Actress June
Haver has sued Jimmy Zito, band
trumpeter, for divbrce. They were
married March 9 in Las Vegas, Nev.,
and repeated their vows here March
26 in a Catholic Church ceremony.
Tropical Storm
Off Puerto Rico;
May Be Curving
By th* Associated Press
MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 13.—A tropi
cal hurricane with winds above 140
miles an hour now is approximatly
225 miles due north of San Juan,
Puerto Rico, and within 1,000 miles
of Miami, but there was a possi
bility that a slight northward curve
might have developed during the
night.
The hurricane, which has trav
eled more than 1,000 miles in the
last 60 hours, was given in the last
advisory at 6 a.m. as continuing a
west northwest to northwest move
ment, toward the North American
continent.
A northward movement would
keep the hurricane in the Atlantic
Ocean.
Although still far from Florida
and with no indication as to the
hurricane’s path should it hit the
continent, Miamians, nevertheless,
were taking preliminary steps to
safeguard life and property.
Jane Withers to Wed
Producer Next Week
By the Associated Press
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13.—Movie
Actress Jane Withers, 21, and Wil
liam Moss, 27-year-old movie pro
ducer, have obtained a license to
wed.
Miss Withers said she had mailed
2,300 invitations to the wedding, to
be held next Saturday in the First
Congregational Church, The couple
met in Waco, Tex. t
Bulletin
Marlboro Shooting Probed
Prince Georges County and
Washington authorities today
launched an investigation of
the fatal shooting by a county
policeman last night of a race
track employe at Upper Marl
boro. The vict m was John
Galloway, 26, colored, of
Charles Town, W. Va. County
officials said he was shot in
self-defense by Policeman J. P.
Kearns, at Upper Marlboro.
Couple Arrives Week Early
For Race After All-Night Drive
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Determined to race ineir out
board speedboat In the President’s
Cup Regatta, Mr. and Mrs. Bill
Perkins figured they still had time
to get in under the wire if they
drove all night from their home in
Ithaca, N. Y.
They understood they were off to
a late start and stuck to the high
way throughout the night and well
into the morning. The enthusiasts
arrived at the Capital Yacht Club
weary but happy—they had made it!
Furthermore, grinning officials
informed them, they had made it
exactly a week early—just in time,
with their speedboat, for the sail
boat races.
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Shay of Plainfield, N. J.. a polio
victim entered in the Lightning
class races of the President’s Cup
Regatta today, was sailing a spe
cially constructed boat to enable
him to handle his craft.
Stricken in 1940, Mr. Shay has
been unable to walk. He boarded
his racer, Darema, from a wheel
chair at Capital Yacht Club.
The boat has a wide platform in
the stem, with seats extending for
ward on each side. This permits
him to slide to any point in the
boat. Serving as his crew are Miss
Helen Horn, Drexel Hill, Pa., and
Miss Margaret Glines, Highland
Park, N. J.
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Foods Near Top,
Level Off Affer
Two-Day Drop
Wild Speculation May
Force Congress to Act,
Senator Ives Warns
Principal food items on the
housewife’s shopping list were
near the all-time peak reached
after the First World War today
and gloomy predictions came
from some quarters on the out
look.
Butter, hogs, wheat, com, oats
and lard dropped on the Nation’s
primary markets Thursday and yes
terday, but the lower trend was
checked in most of these commod
ities today.
Eggs were $1 a dozen in some
cities, choice steaks were $1 a
pound and higher and butter was
near or above $1 a pound in some
Diaces.
Senator Ives, Republican, of New
York, said today that unless “wild
speculation in grains” and other
foods is curbed Congress “will bo
forced to take some action.”
Senator Ives said he fears con
tinued increases in all prices and
living costs "might cause the bot
tom to drop out as it did in 1929
and 1920-21.”
Hopes for Solution to Problem.
“We do not have all the features
of a general depression as yet,” the
Senator said, adding that he hopes
business, the public and the Gov
ernment can find a solution to the
price problem.
The Senator said he thought the
current investigation into prices
by a joint Senate-House committee
may prove helpful.
He saw no need for a special ses
sion of Congress at this time, how
ever, in relation to prices or other
problems.
He said his criticism was not
aimed at legitimate trading but at
"people who have gone into the
market to try and make a killing.’*
At present the Federal Govern
ment has no authority to control
margin ■ requirements, but Senator
Ives said some way must be found
to “put a damper on wild specu
lation.”
orain Market Steadier.
The Chicago grain market today
reported a small amount of timid
buying attracted into the market
by the declines of the past two ses
sions. Prices generally opened
mixed, some up, some down. Wheat
started »4 to 2 cents higher but com
and oats dropped fractionally. The
New Orleans cotton market, also
open today, reported futures were
steady and 40 to 90 cents lower.
Traders in Chicago were reported
by the Associated Press as believing
the price trend is still upward de
spite the last two day set-back. They
cited as a new factor tending the
boost prices the Canadian crop esti
mate which showed a decline of 6,
600.000 bushels from the August 15
estimate. The new figure is 352,
200.000 bushels. Last year Canada
produced 420,725,000 bushels.
After yesterday’s decline of whole
sale prices, the first in eight days,
the Associated Press average of 35
commodities dropped to 194.35 from
194.99 on Thursday. The base year
is 1926, which equals 100. Eggs went
down 2 cents, butter 14 to 2% cents
and grains also declined, but it
usually takes several days before
wholesale prices affect retail market
tags.
Porter Fears “Bust” for Nation.
Paul Porter, last Federal price
chief under OPA, said in an inter
view at Atlanta, Ga„ that the Nation
would be lucky if it escaped a “bust.”
He said there wasn’t much the Con
gress could do about the price situa
tion at this “late” date.
In Minneapolis, Jo’pn H. Mac
Millan, jr„ president 'Alargill, Inc.,
one of the Nation's-^! ’gest grain
merchandising firms, Bi the over
all production of whe^ corn, oats,
barley, rye and grain sorghum in
the United States was expected to
be 19,000,000 long tons below the
amounts produced last year—a figure
greater than the country’s total
grain exports in 1937.
Mr. MacMillan said Government
officials should review the crop situa
tion with a view of revising its grain
export program.
A Federal grand jury In Chicago
has called several of the Nation's
major meat packing company offi
cials in connection with its investiga
tion of food, clothing and housing
costs. A spokesman for the packing
industry, however, said “it is recog
nized by everybody familiar with the
meat industry, including the United
States Department of Agriculture,
that prices are determined by the
demand of consumers for the avail
able supply of meat.”
Harriman Cites Prosperity.
Secretary of Commerce Harriman
blamed the high food prices on
Americans bidding against each
other, rather than on exports
abroad. In a radio talk Mr. Harri
man said the high level is “due pri
marily to the fact this Nation is
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Virginia Man Found Dead
in Truck at Dumfries
A 49-year-old man identified as
Charles H. Jones, Tyrone, Va., was
found dead today behind the wheel
of his truck on Route 1 at Dum
fries, Va.
R. S. Hall, owner of the funeral
home where the body was taken,
said there were no signs of foul play
and that the man apparently died
of a heart attack.
Dr. E. H. Marstellar, Prince Wil
liam County coroner, was to per
form an autopsy today to determine
the cause of death.
Mr. Hall said Trout Wine, 49,
also of Tyrone, a passenger in the
truck told him he and Mr. Jones
had stopped on the side of the road
last night and went to sleep.
When Mr. Wine awoke this morn
ing. he told Mr. Hall, he was unable
to awaken his companion. He laid
he and Mr. Jones were oa UMtr W
to Florid*.
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