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6,000 War Dead Due
To Be Returned for
Burial in Arlington
About 6,000 World War II dead
being returned from military graves
overseas will be re-t»urled with iuil
military honors in Arlington Ceme
tery, an official of the Military Dis
trict of Washington estimated to
day.
He made the estimate on the
basis of questionnaires filled out by
next of kin at the request of the
Army Quartermaster Corps, which
will handle the details of bringing
some 228,000 bodies back from 454
military cemeteries throughout the
world over a two-year period. The
first 3,000 bodies arrived in San
Francisco yesterday and a second
shipment will arrive in New York
October 26.
The bodies destined for Arlington
burials will be sent to the distribu
tion center in the Philadelphia
Quartemaster Depot and then to
the cemetery where they are ex
pected to arrive at the rate of
some 60 to 70 a week. The first
funerals are expected to take place
the week of October 25. There are
15 chaplains in the Washington
district.
Local veterans organizations al
ready have made plans to partici
pate in the services, the officials
added.
3,028 Servicemen's Bodies
Arrive in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 11 (yP}.—
Remains of 3,028 American service
men—"the boys who never came
back"—were home from the Pacific
today. America reverently received
them yesterday.
Thousands or persons, gathered
for the ceremony, heard Gov. Earl
Warren declare "these boys deserved
a better result for their efforts" than
a troubled, quarreling world "so di
vided in its interpretation and con
cept of what the Allies had been
fighting for."
The task of returning the fallen
heroes of World War II from their
overseas graves began with the ar
rival of the Army transport Honda
Knot, in all, about 70 per cent of
the 271,675 recorded burials will be
brought home for reburial in family
plot and in international cemeteries,
at a cost of about $177,000,000. A
funeral ship from Europe is due at
New York City October 25.
The United States paid its highest
salute—21 guns—to the Honda
Knot's cargo of caskets as the ship
dropped anchor just inside the Gold
en Gate. A wreath from President
Truman was put aboard.
Gen. Mark Clark, 6th Army com
mander, expressed the Nation's
gratefulness to the war dead, and
warned that "the peace that they
won must not be a mockery."
Secretary of the Navy Sullivan
said: "For them the war is over.
For us, their countrymen, the de
mands of this war will not cease
until the objectives for which they ι
gave their lives have been attained."
After the ceremony the Honda
Knot proceeded across the bay to ;
Oakland and unloading of the flag
draped caskets began at a pier which
up to now had received only noisy,
cheering returning troops.
On a nearby dock was a large sign ,
erected for previous returnees. ,
"Welcome home. Well done," it
read.
Star's War Dead List
Omitted Two Names
The bodies of First Lt. Merlin R. <
Allen and Staff Sergt. Kahn Burg
ner, both of the Army Air Corps, ι
were among those aboard the Honda
Knot which docked in San Francisco
yesterday.
Lt. Allen's next of kin is Mrs.
Marie A. Wiles, 1728 Massachusetts |
avenue S.E.
Sergt. Burgner's next of kin is ;
Mrs. Margaret Burgner, 1408 Har
vard street N.W. 1
Both will be sent to Distribution '
Center No. 3, Philadelphia Quarter- ι
master Depot. Their names were
inadvertently omitted from the Dis
trict list published yesterday.
broyer rresgraves Kites
Planned at Luray Today
LURAY, Va., Oct. 11.—Funeral
services will be held this afternoon
for Grover Cleveland Presgraves, 54,
who died at the Naval Hospital at
Bethesda, Md„ on Tuesday. Serv
ices will be in Main Street Baptist
Church with interment in Evergreen
Cemetery.
Mr. Presgraves served 13 months
in Prance in World War I. He is a
past commander of the Miller
Campbell-Baker Post, American
Legion.
He is survived by his widow,
formerly Miss Lucy Ratzlaff of
Illinois, and five children, Lewis,
who is in the navy, and Peggy,
Marilyn, Jessie Belle and Richard, of
Luray.
LOST.
BEAGLE HOUND—Shu 11, black and tan
female; very thin: answers to name of
"Trix."' Lost in vicinity of Palls Church
Wednesday night Reward. CH. 6927. 12*
BILLFOLD—Woman's black leather. Be
tween 12th and L n.w. and Col. Pike, Arl.
Important identification cards and money.
Keep money. please return papers.
CH. 5322. —13 I
BROWN SUEDE FOLDER, containing sum
of money. Friday in Kann's art-needle
work dept.; no identification: liberal re-1
ward. PI. 5431. I
DARK BROWN BAG left on sidewalk at
2721 Connecticut ave. Suitable reward
for return. STROUD. CO. 8105. —12
DIAMOND RING, lady's, solitaire, yellow
«old. vie. Arlington. Liberal reward. CH.
0951. — 1"
DOG, Spitz, black and white,, answers to
the name of "Skippy." Reward. VI. en.7.
E4RRING—Green Jade, diamond, pearl.
Reward. 2903 44th it. n.w OR. 2903.
—13
EYEGLAS8ES. In brown leather case, from
Dr. Baker. Reward. Call RA. 1242. —11
GERMAN POLICE, black Belgian, between
5 and X months old. Brown. Answers to
the name ci "Sergeant." Call MI. 9122.
Reward.
GLASSES, gold frame, brown case; on
Friendship Heights streetcar. 11:10 p.m.
Oct. 6: Mass ave. Reward. WO. 6400,
Ext. 120-A. 12·
PEKINESE PUPPY, vicinity Kirkside drive
and Center st. Rewara. OL.
PURSE, black suede; lost Thursday night,
between N. Capitol, 7th and H sts. n.w.
Finder may keep money, but return con-j
tents. Phone KM. 1928. —12
RED BILLFOLD—On Oct. 8 in Meridian
Hill Cafeteria, identification cards, etc.,
also caah, liberal reward. Call SL. 7381.
—12
RING, lady's, set with 3 large diamonds,
platinum TiOany setting. Ample reward.
ME. 0981. —12
SILVER NECKLACE, lacy pattern, green
center. Reward. Call PIRELLO. EX.
0100. Bvt. 250. weekdays
UMBRELLA, dog's head, Navy; 7th st.
Kresge Store; great sentimental value.
Reward. WI. 5469. —12
WATCH, lady's Hamilton; black band:
downtown; vicinity F st.; substantial re
ward VI. 3937. —11
WEDDING BAND, lost Oct. 6: 14 karat
gold mesh: with one small diamond,
twelve rubles. Reward. RA. 3994. MRS.
KAPLAN. 11* )
SEVERAL ITEMS. Including new pair
man's shoes, lady's gown and dress: dis
appeared from auto. vie. 15th and Eye sts.
n.w.. Wednesday. Reward if finder will
call CO. 8932. —11
FOUND.
COLLIE, young, male; in Vienna, V*.
paleview 826-J-l.
DACHSHUND, male. Conn. ave. and Kalo
rama rd. Phone NO. 1874. —12
ÏOUND tn woods, family of very small
kittens. They are plump now and would
like good home for them. FA. 2362.
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SAN FRANCISCO.—THOUSANDS HONOR RETURNING WAR lay anchored in the bay yesterday, a crowd gathered on the
DEAD—As the transport Honda Knot, bearing the bodies of shore to pay homage.
thousands of World War II dead being returned from the Pacific, —AP Wirephoto.
Food
(Continued From First Page.)
lem is inevitable in many com
munities," Mr. Englehardt tele
graphed, "if the proposed program
of complete shutdown for 60 days
is carried out.
"We believe that a program of re
duced operation extending for a
greater length of time can be
worked out in such manner that
even less grain will be used by the
distilling industry than under the
proposed plan."
Complying: Firms Known.
Mr. Luckman's office did not di
vulge the names of the five addi
tional companies which agreed yes
terday to the shutdown. But Schen
ley Distillers Corp. and National
Distillers Products Corp. announced
in New York last night that they
will comply with the Food Com
mittee's request.
And in Chicago, Joseph Mackler
president of Waterfill & Frazier
Distilleries, announced that his
firm's distilleries at Anchorage and
Bardstown, Ky., closed yesterday for
60 days "in compliance with the re
quest of the President in the present
emergency."
National's Board of Directors an
nounced its assent only on "as
surances'' from the administration
that the shutdown would not be ex
tended beyond 60 days.
Seton Porter, president of Na
tion. wrote Mr. Luckman that the
distilleries would close on whatever
date the committee names, but that
the directors' action was, based on
administration assurances no effort
would be made to extend suspension
beyond the 60-day period.
The letter added: "The proposed
shutdown will, in our opinion, ac
complish little toward achieving the
ultimate goal of providing additional
food for, European countries.*,' ,,
National is operating 10 of Its
American distilleries at present and
has about 10,000 employes. Mr. Port
er said the company will "lay off as
few people as possible." National's
whisky distilleries in Scotland have
been allocated sufficient grain for
operation until next july.
Disturbed by Prediction.
The industry is known to have
been disturbed by Secretary of Agri
culture Anderson's prediction that
the grain shortage would last until
next July. Some also have feared
that Congress might convene in spe
cial session and vote grain controls
which would cut them off from raw
materials.
Distillery officials are due to re
assemble with Mr. Luckman here
Monday to give the industry's final
answer and, if the answer is the ex
pected "yes," to set up committees
to handle "hardship" cases and to
police the shutdown. The committees
will have representatives from the
*ri— —.J an/1
the Treasury Department—which
stands to lose more than $400,000,000
in alcohol tax revenue by the closure.
Secretary Anderson, in a radio ad
dress last night, said that even if
the 54,000,000-bushel corn crop gain
had been clear windfall, instead of
being offset by the old-crop losses,
"we couldn't afford to let down on
the conservation campaign."
"The need is so great," he said,
"that we must save every bushel
possible—not only to relieve suffer
ing in foreign lands but also because
every saving we make in foods made
from grain or in foods produced
with grains means a move against
inflation."
The possibility of further belt
tightening wps raised by the outlook
for fall-seeded grains in the great
plains.
Greater Carryover Held Need.
Pointing out that reserves of
wheat at harvest time next year
will be small, Mr. Anderson said
"it may be necessary to save grain
for a greater carry-over (reserve)
as well as for export."
The Secretary said there is no as
surance now that crop conditions
next year will be so good as to make
a low reserve safe.
The crop report said fall seeding
of winter wheat and rye for harvest
next Spring is being delayed in rich
producing areas of Western Kansas,
Oklahoma, Northwestern Texas and
New Mexico because of dry weather.
A midsummer drought in the Mid
west is largely responsible for this
year's small corn crop and the cur
rent tight grain situation.
The report said some wheat has
been planted in dry soil, but that
farmers fear the loss of their seed
as rain sufficient to germinate the
seed might not be followed by
enough moisture to maintain sprout
ed fields.
This dark picture of wheat in the
great plains was offset to some
extent by the fact that large acreages
of this grain had been planted in
Missouri and the Pacific Northwest
under favorable conditions.
Over-all Is Near Normal.
Despite the short corn crop, over
all crop production this year is
expected by the Agriculture Depart
ment to be only 1 per cent below
the average of 1942-6, the highest
farm production years in the Na
tion's history.
Included in this year's harvest
ire record crops of wheat, rice,
sugar beets and pears, relatively
heavy crops rçf flaxseed, soybeans,
nay, buckwheat tobacco, peanuts,
peaches, grapes,'citrus fruits and
trucjc crops, and average or above
wops of oats, potatoes, beans, peas
ind apples. The only·*·crops trun
ing out below average i(e cotton,
oariey, rye, sorgnum giuui,
potatoes, and sugar cane.
Seven Republican Senators mean
while promised their "co-operation
! with the conservation program after
a question-and-answer session with
Mr. Luckman and Mr. Anderson be
hind closed doors on Capitol Hill
yesterday. But the Senators dis
closed later that they had questioned
the two closely on the need for egg
less and poultryless Thursdays.
In behalf of the group, Senator
Brewster, Republican, Maine, issued
a statement applauding the admin
i istration's voluntary approach to the
problem of saving food. He sug
! gested that Mr. Luckman might
adopt the slogan, "Save Food to Save
America."
Co-Operation Predicted.
"In our own interest and that of
suffering humanity every believer in
America will welcome the voluntary
approach to food conservation and
desire to co-operate in all practical
ways with all those who seek a solu
tion along this line," the statement
said, adding:
j "Differences over methods may
I well merge in hearty co-operation to
achieve the major objectives of aid
ing those overseas who are hungry."
However, Senator Aiken, Repub
lican, of Vermont reported that he
j had informed Mr. Luckman there
is "no reason" to be sparing of eggs,
poultry and turkey because ample
j stocks exist. Food savings, he said,
j should be concentrated on grain
and breadstuffs.
Other Senators quizzed Mr. Luck
I man on the '.'hardships" brought
I upon grain-consuming industries,
j and Senator Brewster conceded
; that his statement of co-operation
did not commit every Senator to an
indorsement of each "individual!
part" of the Truman-Luckman cam
paign.
Other Republican Senators pres
'ent were Cain of Washington, Fer
guson of Michigan, Hawkes of New
Jersey, Thye of Minnesota, Flanders
I of Vermont and Morse of Oregon.
Mr. Luckman had an answer
-ready for reporters who wondered,
after thç luncheon, whether he
would change the program:
"There is no chance that it will
be modified in any way."
Senator Morse urged that food
conservation leaders give greater
consideration to the effect of the
conservation program upon the Na
tion's farm economy.
Senator Morse said Mr. Luckman
! <Jid not have available to him "basic
and pertinent agricultural facts"
when he announced conservation
methods. The Senator said this
information could have been sup
plied by farm leaders if requested.
:—~
Al-L
(Continued Prom First Page.)
week is the old one of the craft
union dispute at Hollywood motion
picture studios. Mr. Lewis and his
ally, William L. Hutcheson, head of
the carpenters, are trying to 'oust
from the AFL the stagehands' union
which is engaged in a jurisdictional
battle with the carpenters.
In two resolutions introduced so
far the convention is asked to do
something about the encroachment
on jurisdiction of other unions by
District 50 of Mr. Lewis' United
Mine Workers. District 50 is em
powered by UMW to go Into any
industry and organize the workers
regardless of craft. In that way
they have clashed headlong with
other AFL unions as well as thoee
of the CIO. It is expected that
Mr. Lewis will be asked to dissolve
District 50 and apportion its mem
bers among the appropriate unions
having jurisdiction over them.
Langer Denounces Taft.
Senator Langer, Republican, of
North Dakota addressed the meet
ing briefly, calling upon labor to
help inject more liberalism into
his party. He denounced Senator
Taft, Republican, of Ohio and prom
ised that he and Senator Aiken.
Republican, of Vermont would lead
a drive in Congress for repeal of
the Taft-Hartley Act. Senator
Langer voted* against the law, while
Mr. Aiken supported it.
James F. O'Neil, American Legion
national commander, delivered a
blistering attack on communism and
Soviet Russia in pleading with the
AFL to support universal military
training.
"A new mailed fist is again reach
ing out for world dominion," he said.
"It is the fist of Joe Stalin."
He pictured Russia as representing
"a new form of malevolent totali
tarianism which differs from that of
the swastika only in name."
Mr. O'Neil also attacked Senator
Taft, who has opposed universal
training. He pointed out that Mr.
Taft voted against the draft just five
months before the Pearl Harbor at
tack.
"He has an extraordinary record
of being wrong on military affairs,"
the Legion head remarked.
Femmican, a food used by pre
Columbian American Indians and
by explorers today is a mixture of
dried meat and fat.
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Pollution Unit Agrees
To Redraft Proposed
Curbs in Maryland
ïy α Staff Correspondent of Th· Star
BALTIMORE, Oct. 11.—After
wrestling with pollution problems
for more than three hours, the
Maryland Water Pollution Control
Commission agreed yesterday that
it should "make haste slowly" in
adopting regulations "which will
chart the State course in a new
field.
Accordingly, the commission de
ferred action on matters it con
siders of utmost importance until a
special committee can redraft pro
posals governing the control of oil
discharges, garbage dumping and
new sources of pollution of Mary
land waters. The committee is ex
pected to report at a meeting No
vember 14.
In general, however, the newly
created commission concluded that
it should adopt two types of regu
lations. One type would provide
for complete prohibition of certain
pollution, such as oil discharges by
ships. The other would be less
stringent, allowing for "reasonable"
discharges by Industrial plants,
municipalities and small businesses.
Report Approved.
The commission also approved,
with an expression of thanks, a
comprehensive report submitted by
Sheppard T. Powell and Executive
Secretary Paul W. McKee for the
classification of surface waters in
Maryland. Under this plan all
streams are classified in four grades
—A, B. C. and D—to indicate suit
ability as sources of potable water,
for swimming, fishing, industrial
a:nd agricultural uses".
At some future date each Mary
land stream will be classified spe
cifically and pollution standards will
be set up.
The commission decided to work
with Anne Arundel County author
ities to reduce a pollution nuisance
arising from a new housing develop
ment at Glen Gardens and Harun
dale. Glen Burnie, and voted to
press for improved conditions at
Sylvan Shores and Dreams Landing.
Asked to Revise Wording.
In discussing a proposal to adopt
regulations against pollution, both
Mr. Powell and Rank C. Wachter
differentiated between "transient"
and "established" offenders. They
pointed out that an all-inclusive
ban could be enforced against
pumping ship bilges in Maryland
waters, but that it would be im
practical and unreasonable to pro
hibit a refinery from discharging
anv oil into a stream.
The same reasoning was applied
to proposed regulations on garbage
dumping and "new sources of pol
lution," such as industrial estab
lishments and housing develop
ments.
The commission therefore asked
Mr. Powell, Mr. Wachter and Mr.
McKee to revise the phraseology of
the proposed regulations so certain
pollution practices could be grouped
under a blanket prohibition and the
others grouped under a more flexible
regulation, within the meaning of
the pollution law clause, which re
quires "such operating results as are
practicable of attainment."
The commission indorsed a sug
gestion of its chairman, Dr. Joseph
M. McLain, for a series of articles to
be submitted to weekly newspapers
of Maryland, designed to inform and
educate the readers on pollution
problems and steps toward their
solution.
John E. Walters, field chemist,
reported that the commission's labo
ratory would be ready for occupancy
within 10 days, though not com
pleted.
Boy, 5, Shot in Head,
Dies After Operation
By th· Associated Pr»»i
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.. Oct.
11.—Five-year old Robert Peters died
in the University of Virginia Hos
pital last night after a four-hour
aperation to remove a ,32-caliber
Dullet fxom the frontal lobe of his
brain.
The boy, who was visiting his
ïrandparents at Lynchburg, Mr. and
Mrs. T. L. Peters, was accidentally
shot yesterday after going upstairs
λ awaken his father.
According to his fathej, Perrow E.
Peters of Roanoke, Robert apparent
ly wandered into my grandfather'.'
room and began playing with a re
volver on the dresser. He was be
lieved to have been looking down
;he barrel when the pistol went off.!
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Baltimore Woman
Is Hypnotized for
Birth of Boy *
By the Associated Press
BALTIMORE, Oct. 11.—A 5-pound,
10-ounce boy has been born to a
22-year-old woman under hypnosis, !
Johns Hopkins Hospital officials
said yesterday.
Mrs. Margaret K. Petrlik's child
was born after she had been hypno
tized by Dr. Harold Rosen, Hopkins
psychiatrist.
Hopkins officials said it was the
first planned clinical use of hypnosis
in an obstetrical case at the hospital.
No anesthetics were used except a
small amount of novocaine imme
diately before delivery, they added.
Mrs. Petrlik is a graduate of the
John Hopkins Nursing School.
"Hypnosis is only one of a num
ber of agents and procedures that
can be used in obstetrics to lessen
pain and anxiety," Dr. Rosen paid.
"It should be carefully limited to
suitable cases."
The baby was born Wednesday
night.
Chile
'Continued From First Page.)
turned to work. The miners are |
asking for higher pay.
4 More Agitators Seized.
The President declared that re
fusal of the miners to obey orders
to go back to work despite an ''ad
vantageous" wage grant was con
firmation of the "political and revo
lutionary character" of the work |
stoppage.
Four more alleged Communist
agitators were arrested, bringing to
nearly 50 the number jailed or trans
ported to chilly Tierra del Fuêgo in
the far south.
In a statement issued by its
Politbureau, the Chilean Commun
ist Party declared that "in the pres
ence of the extremely grave accusa
tions" made by the government the
Communists request appointment of
a commission of outstanding persons
to investigate the facts.
"Since the incident aco.uired in
ternational character and the in
tervention of President (Juan D.)
Peron (of Argentina) has been
asked, It is logical and convenient
to take it for consideration before
the only international organization
juridically qualified to examine
the problem—the United Nations,"
the Communist statement said.
Soviet Press and Radio
Assail Expulsion of Two
MOSCOW, Oct. 11 (/Ρ).—The So
viet press and radio today assailed
Chile's "unceremonious action" in
expelling two Yugoslav diplomats as
an undertaking intended to "gratify
reactionary circles of the United
States which have been conducting
a frantic campaign in connection
with the so-called Communist men
ace."
The Communist organ Pravda,
under the headline "a lackey-like
service to American imperialism in
Chile," printed a Tass Agency New
York dispatch which said the "Chil
ean government is trying to justify
an unceremonious act which con
tradicts all international laws by
the silly allegation that the Yugo
slav diplomats were acting as rep
resentatives of 'international com
munism'."
Belgian Red Says Congo
Sends U. S. All Uranium
By the Associated Press
BRUSSELS, Oct. 11.—Paul Libois,
Communist Senator, said today all
the Belgian Congo's uranium pro
duction was going to the United
States, and- challenged the govern
ment to make public its agreement
with Washington.
"The Belgian government refuses
to make public the quantities of
Belgian uranium ore supplied to the
United States, as well as the price
the United States is paying for it,"
he said in the Communist newspaper
Red Flag.
There have been reports that the J
Shinkolobwe plant in the Belgian;
Congo Province of Katanga Is yield- j
ing 10,000 tons of ore a year.
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Pedestrian, 65, Struck
By Streetcar Becomes
56th Traffic Fatality
A 65-year-old man died after
being struck by a streetcar yesterday,
becoming the 56th* traffic fatality
of the year in the District, police
reported today.
Peter Coleman, colored, 382 Nine
teenth street N.E., was struck about
6 p.m. at Twentieth and Benning
road Ν JE., by a Rosslyn-bound
streetcar operated by Merle J.
Schenk, 28, of 3807 Thirty-first
street, Mount Rainier, Md„ police
said. He was pronounced dead on
arrival at Casualty Hospital.
Police said that Mr. Schenk, street
car operator for 18 months, has
been charged with failing to yield
the right of way to a pedestrian
and is scheduled to appear before a
coroner's jury.
In a second traffic accident yes
terday, James R. Faison, 58, colored
527 Alexander place N.E., was seri
ously injured near Twentieth and F
streets N.W. when struck by an au
tomobile driven by Norman J. Ru
dolph, 17, of 3553 Brandywine street
N.W., police said. The injured man
was taken to Emergency Hospital
with possible fractures of the skull,
ribs and jaw.
The Rev. Dr. Wilbur F. Yarnell,
77, of 612 Elm avenue, Takoma Park,
Md., was treated for cuts at Emer
gency Hospital, police reported,
after being hit by an ice cream
truck about 5:30 p.m. yesterday in
an alley in the 1300 block of Bel
mont street N.W.
Police said that the driver of the
truck, James E. Hancock, 31, of 1008
Rhode Island avenue S.E., was
charged with backing without cau
tion.
Two Navy enlisted men, struck
last night by an automobile in the
1000 block of South Queen street,
Arlington, were being treated for
injuries today in Bethesda Naval
Hospital.
Police said the men are Willie
Boatwright, 21, who suffered a frac
tured leg, and James Trent, 19, who
was treated for cuts, bruises and
shock. Both are colored. They are
stationed at the Arlington Navy
Annex.
Police said they were holding
George W. Douglas, 21, of the 3100
block of South Seventeenth street,
Arlington, as driver of the automo
bile, and Leroy Yancey, 24, of the
same address, as a material witness.
The latter was listed as a passenger
in the automobile. Both are colored.
Airline Denies Barring
Move to End Strike
By the Associated Press
NEW YORK, Oct. 11.—A union
leader's claim that C. R. Smith,
president of American Overseas Air
lines. has "stymied" efforts to set
tle the 11-day strike of the line's
pilots is denied by the company
as "pure nonsense."
The company's denial followed a
statement made in Washington last
night by David L. Behncke, presi
dent of the AFL Airline Pilots' As
sociation, who said Mr. Smith had
blocked attempts to settle the dis
pute by refusing to sign a contract
Mr. Behncke said already was
agreed upon by striking pilote and
the company.
"The company's position," a
spokesman said in New York, "is
that no part of the contract has been
agreed to by the company. Only half
of the contract was gone over prior
to the breakdown of negotiations.
Any statement that C. B. Smith re
fused to sign a contract is pure
nonsense because no contract has
ever been concluded for his signa
ture."
Mr. Behncke also contended that
Mr. Smith had declined to confer
with the pilots or appear jointly
with them before the National Me
diation Board in Washington.
The company spokesman said
AOA viewed the strike as "an illegal
walkout and that we cannot, under
the law, negotiate with the pilots
until they return to work."
The strike, involving 173 pilots and
co-pilots, began after a dispute over
working rules.
Commerce Aide Scored
By Pegler Resigns
ty th· Associated Press
NEW YORK, Oct. 11.—I,. L. Horch,
New York regional director for the
Commerce Department, has an
nounced his resignation, effective j
next Wednesday, to return to pri
vate industry.
Mr. Horch had been the subject
attacks in a series of newspaper
columns by Westbrook Pegler, who
illeged that Mr. Horch had partici
pated in a so-called mystical cult
many years ago.
Asked if the Pegler columns had
my bearing on his resignation, Mr.
Horch replied: "Not in my opinion,
tt has nothing to do with it."
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Symphony Box Taken
By Soviet Embassy;
First Time Since '19
For the first time since 1939,
the Soviet Embassy has taken
a box for the opening Wednes
day. night of the National Sym
phony Orchestra's winter sea
son at Constitution Hall.
Although the opening night
is annually the most fashion
able on the Capital's concert
calendar, the Russians have
not been among those present
since before the war.
The Soviet Ambassador and
Mme. Novikov will occupy the
box.
House Member Sees
Sweet Potato Buying
Ey the Associated Press
EASTON, Md., Oct. 11.—Repre
sentative Miller, Republican, of
Maryland, said today he has been
assured that suspension of Govern
ment purchases of sweet potatoes on
the Eastern Shore is "only tem
porary."
Producing and Marketing Ad
ministration officials at College
Park said ' the suspension "does not
indicate a permanent withdrawal of
Government support," Mr. Miller
declared.
we said Duyers on me iower
Eastern Shore have been "frantic"
since the administration halted its
purchase program last Saturday at
a time when the crop harvest is at
its peak.
Buyers, Mr. Miller said, told him
they had been purchasing the local
crop at prices in line with the Gov
ernment support price of $1.50 a
bushel for United States No. 1 sweet
potatoes. With the marketing ad
ministration purchase program halt
ed, the market has been glutted, and
the price has tumbled steadily.
Mr. Miller said the officials told
him the agency purchases were halt
ed when "a shortage of storage fa
cilities and outlets developed."
Reports from Salisbury, he added,
indicate farmers have been con
vinced the Government will get back
in the market too late to buy in the
present "all-at-once" harvest and
are selling at lowered prices, leav
ing early purchasers "holding the
bag."
4 Capital Region Clubs
Win Kiwanis Trophies
' By the Associated Près»
ROANOKE, Va„ Oct. 11.—Kiwanis
International trophies for outstand
ing achievement were awarded four
clubs in the Capital district at its
29th annual meeting here yesterday.
Clubs receiving the trophies are
in Washington; North Baltimore,
Md.; Radford, Va„ and Parkville, Md.
The trophies were won in four dif
ferent divisions based on club mem
bership.
They were presented by Martin T,
Wiegand of Washington, a past dis
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Injured Cheer Leader
At Montgomery Blair
Is Now Recovering
Hope Henderson, 16. Montgomery
Blair High School student, is goin?
home from the hospital today, well
on the road to recovery from a par
alyzing injury suffered last week
during cheer-leading acrobatics.
Encouraged by doctors' reports of
her progress and cheered by many
messages of sympathy, Hope will
leave Washington Sanitarium to re
turn to the home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Henderson, 745 .
Thayer avenue. Silver Spring.
Hope was particularly pleased
with a letter she received from an- -
other Hope Henderson, 17-year-old
high school student in Ottawa,
Canr>»A. The Canadian girl wrote
that press dispatches about the Sil— -
ver Spring student had caused a
"mild sensation" among her own
friends, who first thought she had
been injured.
The Canadian girl had been lead
ing a small group of friends in
cheers last week, but was not hurt.
Because of the name coincidence
and since she is the same age, she
said, she wanted to be a "pen pal"
and help the injured girl pass some
of the time. '
Hope was paralyzed from the
waist down when she dislocated a. '
vertebra. She has now regained full
control of her legs, her father said
today, and with the help of a back
brace should soon begin walking.
Rites for Miss Lawton
In Philadelphia Today
Funeral services will be held today
in Philadelphia for Miss Betty
Lawton, 19, a student of Washington
Missionary College, who died Wed
nesday morning at Washington
Sanitarium.
Miss Lawton was an orphan and
had lived with an uncle and aunt
In Philadelphia. She entered the
college here last year.
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