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U. S. Backs Splitting of Palestine;
Balkan Watch Agreed On in U. N.
But Red Satellites Miss Censure
No Commitment ,
Made on Use of
Military Forces
No Arab Troops. Page A-4
„ By th« Aisociatid Presi
LAKE SUCCESS, Oct. 11.—The
United States today indorsed in
principle the partition of Pales
tine but made no commitment'
of American military forces to)
guard the peace in the turbulent,
Holy Land.
The long-awaited policy declara
tion before the United Nations
Assembly’s 57-nation Palestine
Committee touched off a bitter
attack from the Arabs and drew
expressions of satisfaction from the
Selecting his words carefully,
United States Delegate Herschel
V Johnson told the committee that
the United States was willing to
participate in a U. N. program to
assist the parties involved in the
establishment of a workable politi-j
cal settlement. !
"We refer to assistance through
the United Nations in meeting
economic and financial problems
and the problem of internal law and
order during the transition period,"
he said.
Police Force Mentioned.
Mr. Johnson then added quickly
that the "latter problem might re
quire the establishment of a special
constabulary or police force re
cruited on a volunteer basis by the
United Nations.”
Delegates listened intently as Mr.
Johnson said in effect that Britain,
as the mandatory power, was
obligated to continue ruling Pales
tine until the U. N. undertakes “to
assume responsibility.” A spokes
man for the American delegation
said the United States held the
opinion that Britain was not free to
nomr /-nit Vkor annnunp.Ad nlnns of
withdrawing from Palestine until
the U. N. had set up machinery to
replace the British administration.
In addition to indorsing the parti
tion of Palestine into Jewish and
Arab nations. Mr. Johnson sup
ported another majority recommen-i
nation of the U. N 11-nation Spe
cial Committee on Palestine calling
for admission of 150,000 Jewish im
migrants into the Holy Land during
Reprisals by Arabs
Against American
Institutions Seen
Ey the Associated Press
JERUSALEM, Oct. 11.—Jews
generally expressed gratifica,
tioa and Arabs disappointment
tonight at United States support
of Palestine partition as set
forth today in the United Na
tions. One Arab predicted
bloodshed and said Americans
would not be safe in the Hoiy
Rumors circulated that Arabs
might attempt reprisals against
American institutions here.
Police guards were increased
near the United States consul
ate, schools and American
hostel, A consular offical said
this was not unusual in that
"the police change guard here
periodically without any prom
pting from us.” But a police
officer, noting an increase in
the number of patrols through
out the city, declared that this
"usually indicates we are looking
for some kind of blowoff.”
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ft LWU-jCfli HU-tlllll
gested, however, that there be cer
tain geographic modifications in
the partition lines, including turn
ing the city ol Jaffa over to the
In Palestine, David Ben-Gurion,
chairman of the Jewish Agency Ex
ecutive, commented that the Ameri
can declaration of policy “means
an important step forward toward
establishment of a Jewish state.” A
spokesman for the agency here wel
comed the speech and expressed the
hope that the American endorse
ment would prompt the U. N. to
vote partition.
Arabs Express Surprise.
The Arabs expressed surprise and
bitterness at the American decision.
Faris El Khoury, chief Syrian
delegate and a top Arab spokesman
here, took the floor after Mr. John
son spoke to reject partition once
more and to charge the United
States with exerting “pressure” on
the U. N. in behalf of the ionists.
He termed the partition plan
“immoral, inhuman and atrocious”
and said “yet it has been given the
green light by one supposed to be
(See PALESTINE, Page A-4.)
What the Russian^
The Moscow radio, broadcasting
in English to North America last
week, said:
“The entire policy of the pres
ent (Italian) government only
helps the reactionaries at home
and abroad to entangle Italy in
their meshes.
“Critics of the present govern
ment assert that it remained in
office only thanks to the support
of the American banks which are
certainly not philanthropic in
stitutions. They have quite dell
uvoigtuj ui i vgaiu wv swv
Such a policy pi gradually sub
jugating Italy to dollar dictator
ship is being disguised by all sorts
of nice gestures, such as the re
fusal of the Americans to take
their share of .the Italian Navy.”
Complete Index, P9. A-2
Radio Programs, Page C-t
Molotov Complains to Marshall
U. S. Delays Answer on Korea
Says Proposal to
Withdraw Troops
Has Been Ignored
By th* Associated Press
LONDON, Sunday, Oct. 12.—
Soviet Foreign Minister V. M.
Molotov has complained to Sec
retary of State Marshall, the
Moscow radio said today, that
the United States has not an
swered Russia's proposal to with
draw from Korea and is hinder
ing a settlement of the question.
A Mosfcow broadcast said Mr.
Molotov, in a letter dated October
9, recalled to Gen. Marshall that
the Soviet Union ^had suggested in
the joint commission on Korea that
both the United States and Russia
withdraw their forces from Korea
at the start of next year and let
the Koreans form their own gov
"Despite the fact that this pro
posal was submitted by the Soviet
delegation at the joint commission’s
meeting as long ago as September
26,” said the broadcast text of Mr.
Molotov's letter, “The U. S. delega
tion has not yet given any reply,
wnich can not but hinder the solu
tion of the Korean question.”
(Col Gen. T. F. Shtlkov, chief
Russian delegate to the commis
sion, submitted the proposal at
a commission meeting in Seoul.
Dispatches from Seoul at that
time said some Americans there
regarded the move as an at
tempt to avoid United Nations
consideration of the Korean
(The United States asked the
(See MOLOTOVTPage A-4. >
Acceptance of Soviet
Suggestion Unlikely,
Americans Indicate
By the Associated Pres*
Authoritative informants said
last night the United States is
not likely to accept Foreign
Minister Molotov’s proposal for
simultaneous withdrawal of
American and Soviet troops from
The decision, however, is up to
Secretary of State Marshall in New
Sources in the American delega
tion to the United Nations indicated
when the proposal was first made
last month that it was wholly un
satisfactory to the United States
for two reasons:
1. It is regarded as a Soviet move
to impede action on the American
request that the United Nations it
self work out a Korean solution.
2. The Russians are believed to
have a well trained force of Korean
Communists in their zone and
simultaneous withdrawal of Amer
ican and Russian troops would lay
the country open to them.
State Department officials re
fused last night to say whether Mr.
Molotov’s letter had been received
here, declaring the question is one
for handling by .Secretary Marshall.
However, the general line of
American reaction indicated that
Mr. Molotov's pressure will bring
an American reply to the effect that
the Korean question is now before
the United Nations and, for the
j time being at least, beyond the stage
[of direct settlement between Wash
ington and Moscow.
Chile Voices Disdain
At Yugoslav Break in
Diplomatic Relations
Absolutely Disinterested
In Dealing With Puppet
Regime, Statement Says
By Associated Press
SANTIAGO, Chile, Oct. 11.—
Chile expressed the “highest dis
dain” tonight at Yugoslavia’s
rupture of diplomatic relations,
announced in Belgrade as a re
action to Chile’s expulsion of
two Yugoslav diplomats.
A Foreign Ministry statement de
clared this country's “absolute dis
interest in maintaining relations
with the puppet government of
Tine statement repeated the
charge that the ,two diplomats,
ejected from Chile Wednesday night,
had engaged in "seditious activities”
and “espionage” which justified
their expulsion under international
“Foreign Pressure” Denied.
The two were Andrej Cunja, for
mer charge d'affaires In Santiago,
and Dalibor Jakasa, secretary of the
Buenos Aires legation. Escorted
across the border, they went to
Buenos Aires.
The ministry rejected what it
termed Belgrade’s “cynical imputa
tion” that Chile had acted under
foreign pressure. It expressed
Chile’s “admiration for the heroic
Yugoslav people, submitted today
internally to the harshest dictator
ship and abroad to the most in
flexible foreign intervention.”
Earlier, Foreign Minister Vergara
Donosco said Yugoslavia’s severance
of relations “has no importance for
No Legation in Belgsade.
"We have no legation there. The
only Yugoslav official in Chile has
already left the country," he said.
At Lake Success, N. Y., A high
source in the Argentine United
Nations delegation said the Yugo
slav break with Chile may re
sult in a three-power agreement
among Argentina, Chile and
Brazil to “effect more positive
measures against the Communist
threat in Latin America. ’ Re
ferring, to anti-Communist meas
ures by Chile and Brazil, this
source said “Argentina will also
take necessary steps to< counter
act” any resulting influx of Com
munists into her territory.
(Press dispatches from Rosario,
Argentina, which President Ga
briel Gonzales Videla of Chile
said was one oi me centers oi
international communism in
Latin America, reported several
persons had been arrested there.
There was no official confirma
tion. Sources close to the Argen
tine government said several
days ago that special investiga
tion squads of the federal police
had been checking on Communist
membership among labor unions
of the interior.)
Meanwhile, President Gonzalez
Videla ordered a drastic ration
ing of coal as the country dug
into fuel reserves of the armed
forces in a week-old coal strike
crisis officially blamed on a for
eign-dictated plan to “paralyze
any Chilean action in defense of
hemispheric security.”
The order said railroad serv
ice would be further restricted
Monday, gas supplied only six
hours daily, and the use of elec
tricity further cut.
The President said refusal of all
but 50 of the striking 16.000 mine
workers in the Concepcion area to
return to work, despite Government
orders and an “advantageous” wage
(See CHILE, Page A-5.)
Florida Feeling Force
Of Second Hurricane
To Hit Within Month
Storm Center Is Heading
Directly Towards Miami;
Communications Failing
ly the A»*ociat«d Pr«*»
MIAMI, Fla., Oct. 11.—The
lower Florida East Coast, still
| reeling from the effects of a hur
iricane three weeks ago, braced
: itself tonight as a freakish tropi
cal disturbance aimed directly
toward the greater Miami area.
Communication line^ began going
out and highways were submerged
j in Southern Florida as the hurricane
whipped across the everglades.
S In a 10:30 p.m. advisory the
Weather Bureau said the center of
the hurricane was about 70 miles
; southwest of Miami, movin.; east
northeast about 15 miles per nour.
Intensity of the winds was not
known, the bureau added, but prob
ably still were of hurricane force
near the center.
The center was expected to hit
Miami in about five hours.
One Bridge Out.
The Florida highway patrol re
ported three f4et of water over the
Tamiami Trail in some places and
a bridge on that main artery of
travel between the East and West
Coasts through the everglades, was
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Everglades City, on the West Cosst
about 50 miles south of Fort Myers,
and communication lines to that
town were out.
Two evacuation trains of 75 ears
I left Fort Pierce for the Lake Okee
chobee region, to bring out the pop
ulation if flood waters ‘ threatened
that area.
Chief Forecaster Grady Norton
said the hurricane might lose some
of its force while crossing the Ever
glades, but predicted winds of 75
miles per hour for the East Coast
from the greater Miami area north
ward beyond Palm Beach.
■^Torrential Rains In Miami.
Torrential rains drenched the
Miami area, accompanied by sharp
displays of. lightning. In 10 min
utes, from &58 to 9:08 p.m. the
Weather Bureau reported, a record
1:34 inches of rain in Miami.
Mr. Norton said winds of 125 to
140 miles per hour were reported by
the lighthouse keeper at Dry Tortu
gas, 60 miles off Key West, before
instruments were swept away by the
Everglades £ity, a fishing and
(See HURRICANE, Page A-6.)
House Group Off on'Farm Tour
To Study Legislative Needs
By J. A. O’Leary
While other congressipnaJ com
mittees are crossing the ocean to
study world problems, one group
will set out this week to visit the
farms of America.
In going to the Pacific Coast and
back, members of the House Agri
culture Committee will make a sub
stantial part of the journey by bus or
automobile, so they can stop at a
farm here and there to find out
what the dirt farmers are'thinking.
The trip is part of the committee’s
effort to determine what type long
range farm legislation should be
drafted to take Uie place of the
Steagall price-support proposal,
which expires at the end of 1948.
The purpose of the Steagall
amendment to the 1942 Price Con
trol Act is to provide for payment
I *
of not less than 90 per cent of parity
for basic commodities, and 92*4
per cent for cotton.
Parity is intended to keep farm
purchasing power in the same re
lation it bore to industry in the
period between 1909 and 1914.
The present world demand for
American food has lifted farm prices,
however, and has largely taken care
of the surplus problem for the time
In that connection, Chairman
Hope of the House Agriculture
Committee agreed last night that,
if Congress passes the Marshall plan
for long-range aid to Europe that
action will lessen the need for new
farm legislation next year. ,
He said he was assuming the
Marshall plan would mean con
~ (See FARM TOUR, Page V-6.) i
Vote on Modified
Measure Is 36-6
, In Political Group
By the Associated Press
LAKE SUCCESS, Oct. 11.—The
United Nations Assembly’s polit
ical Committee finally approved
j tonight a toned - down United
States resolution calling for a
border watch commission’in the
Balkans but failing to find three
Russian satellites guilty of help
ing Greek guerrillas.
The vote on the complete resolu
tion, as amended after days of
wrangling over a "responsibility”
section which finally was watered
down, was 36 to 6.
The entire Russian bloc, includ
ing Czechoslovakia, was against’the
resolution. Ten nations; abstained.
Five were absent.
Following more than four hours
©f heated debate, the 57-member
committee approved a French
British compromise which avoided
placing direct blame on Yugoslavia,
Albania and Bulgaria with regard
to lending assistance and support
to Greek guerrilla bands operat
ing in Northern Greece. •
Assembly not Committed. ’
Instead of accusing the three gov
ernments of outngnt support 'to
the guerrillas, the French-British
amendment merely "takes account”
of a Security Council investigat
ing commission report which found
the northern neighbors of Greece
had offered aid to the guerrillas.
This was approved 32 to 7.
The six Slav states and Iceland
were against this section.
This would not commit the As
sembly. which must act on the reso
lution to a finding that the three
Balkan satellites were guilty of help
ing giuerrillas against the Greek gov
ernment. Tfle committee next ap
proved by a 34 to 7 vote that por
tion of the French-British amend
ment which called on the three
; Soviet satellites "to do nothing which
{could furnish aid and assistance to
the said guerrillas.”
Iceland again joined the Soviet
group on that ballot.
Just before the final voting, Dr.
Oscar Lange, of Poland, again served
notice that Poland would boycott
the new watch group. Russia prev
iously had reiterated its decision to
boycott it.
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The political committee designated
Australia, Brazil, China. France,
Britain, Mexico, the Netherlands,
Pakistan and the United States for
the Balkans committee and left seats
open also for Russia and Poland.
Shortly before the vote, Guillermo
Belt, the Cuban delegate, requested
•that a vote be taken and announced
he would “walk but" H none were
taken. When Chairman Joseph Bech
of Luxembourg, announced there
; were three more speakers on his list,
! Mr. Belt stalked from the room, pro
testing against what he called a
Russian “filibuster."- He returned
soon afterward when the voting
began and cast his ballot.
As the final vote approving the
amended United States resolution
was announced, Ales Bebler, the
Yugoslav delegate, leaped to his
feet and declared the cqjjamittee
majority “had committed a grave
injustice toward my people."
“The people of Yugoslavia will
have to draw their own conclusions,’’
Mr. Bebler added.
Soviet Proposals to Come Up.
The committtee must tackle on
Monday a counter Russian resolu
tion calling for withdrawal of all
foreign military personnel from
Long before the debate closed, the
United States announced it was will
ing to agree to support the French
British conciliatory amendment.
Hcrschel V. Johnson, the Amer
ican delegate, told, the committee
his government was prepared to go
along with the compromise.
I Previously the United States had
I insisted against strong Russian op
! Dosition that the Assembly should
find the three Soviet satellites
guilty of lending assistance to guer
rillas in Greece. ,
However, Mr. Johnson's offer to
compromise only touched off an
other bitter United States-Soviet
Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister
Andrei Y. Vlshinsky reiterated pre
vious charges that any failure of
the United States to stick by its
accusations of guilt against thf
three states amounted to a “com
mon horse-trade.”
Mr. Vishinsky again charged that
“even Mr. Johnson himself isn’t
convinced” of the American accusa
tions. He accused the United States
(See BALKANS, Page A-4.)
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Sour Note
Plane Sights 4 Minesweepers
Drifting 18 Days in Pacific
D. C. Man and 2 Others Apparently Safe
As His Radio Signals Bring Help
(Picture on Page A-5.)
ly th« Associated Press
PEARL HARBOR, Oct.. 11. —
Thi^e men, adrift in the squally
Pacific aboard four powerless
minesweepers 18 days, were
sighted today by a Navy search
plane, which radioed that all
seemed well.
The patrol craft PCE 881 started
immediately from Palmyra to the
spot 440 miles northeast of that
atoll. The Navy said it should ar
rive in about 36 hours. Meanwhile,
planes kept watch.
Thus a happy reunion and a fresh
start were near for the hard luck
voyage of the tug, Edward M.
Grimm, which was towing the sur
plus sweepers from Charleston, 8.
C„ to Manila for use by the Luzon
Stevedoring Co.
Bucking headwinds and heavy
seas, the tug Tan out of fbod and
fuel and cut loose the four laahed
together sweepers September 24
while it limped to Palmyra, the
nearest land, under improvised sails.
Three men, William B. Hopkins,
of 218 Eleventh street S.W., and
Horace Crosby and Leonard Metts
of Charleston, volunteered to remain
aboard the sweepers. When the tug
returned for them, they had drifted
out of sight.
Quring a week's vain search, the
tug ran aground on an uncharted
shoal and'had to catch rainwater
when its distillery broke down.
Skipper Kenneth Ainslie of
Sydney, Australia, put back to
Palmyra and went ashore to radio
aid from Pearl Harbor, 1,000 miles
to the north.
While he was gone, his 37 crew
members ate fish caught in the
lagoon and all became violently ill.
One. a Filipino seaman, died, and
! eight others were flown to Honolulu
for treatment.
Handicapped by squalls and poor
visibility, the Navy and air forces
had pressed a widening search for
10 days. Several weak distress
signals were heard from an emer
gency radio handset on the sweepers,
but only late yesterday was one
strong enough for even a tentative
bearing to be taken. Mr. Hopkins
was the radioman on the sweepers.
House Group Jo Hold
Hearing in January
On Federal Pay Raise
Government Agencies and
.Workers to Be Asked
To Present Views
By Joseph Young
Chairman Rees of the House
Civil Service Committee an
nounced last night that his com
mittee will hold hearings on
cost-of-living pay raise legisla
tion for Government employes
when Congress convenes in
“Interested persons, including
Federal employes’ unions and Gov
ernment agencies, will be given an
opportunity to present their views,”
Mr. Rees declared.
Mr. Rees made the announce
ment as he arrived here from Kan
sas. He will be in Washington for
about a week checking up on various
Investigatory work of his commit
While Mr. Rees did not state his
personal views regarding a pay
raise, the fact that the committee
will hold hearings is good news for
Government workers. During the
past session of Congress similar leg
islation was ignored by the com
mittee and hearings were never
Truman views unknown.
Mr. Rees’ statement that Govern
ment agencies will be asked “to pre
sent their views” means that the
administration will be asked wheth
er it 'favors such a pay Increase.
President Truman has not yet re
vealed his stand on the matter.
Committee sources indicated that
the only kind of a pay bill that
would have a chance of passage
would be one of a temporary na
ture. Indications are that Federal
employes’ unions would gladly ac
cept legislation providing for an
annual $500 pay raise, .with tlje
raise Jto be withdrawn when living
costs come down to approximate
1942 or 1943 levels.
The Senate Civil Service Com
mittee will hold preliminary hear
ings on the legislation next month,
and full committee hearings are
expected to be held when Congress
convenes. Chairman Langer already
has gone on record as favoring a pay
Review of System Urged.
Mr. Rees also had the following
observations to make on his return
here yesterday:
1. The entire Government classifi
cation system should be reviewed by
the Civil Service Commission and
the Budget Bureau to determine
whether all agencies are paying equal
salaries to employes who perform
similar work.
2. Some agencies are not giving
Federal employes the full 30-day
notice they are entitled to before
dismissal. I
3. Some displaced career employes
are still finding it difficult to get re
employment in the Government.
Mr. Rees said his committee is
looking into these things as well as
other matters in the Federal service.
AFL 'Political League'
To Be Organized for
1948 Election Fight
Setup Similar to PAC
Will Seek Defeat of
Taft Lavr Supporters
By James Y. Newton
Star Staff Correspondent
The AFL announced tonight that
it would establish “Labor’s Edu
cational and Political League” to
lead the federation’s political ac
tion battle in the 1948 election
The executive council recom
mended establishment of the league
in a special report to the AFL con
vention here, and approval on the
convention floor is virtually cer
tain. It marks the flfst time the
organization has invaded the polit
ical field formally.
The new setup is somewhat simi
lar to the CIO’s Political Action
Committee. ^
AFL leaders have pledged the or
ganization, among other things, to
seek the defeat in the 1948 elec
tions of all members of Congress
who supported the Taft-Hartley
labor law. However, plans being
made here indicate the AFL also
will take. an active part in State •
elections. '
Higher Fees Expeeted.
It was understood, further, that
there will be an increase in the
per capita taxes levied against each
federation' member to support the
new-born political activities. The
AFL has in excess of 7,500,000 mem
Observers believe there still is
small likelihood that the AFL will
depart so far from its traditional
nonpartisan position as to indorse
any particular candidate for Presi
“The tragic failure of the Eight
ieth Congress to serve the people,
its abject servility in advancing the
interests of the most reactionary
anti-labor lobbies and combina
tions, and the wave of legislation
against labor in the various State
Legislatures make imperative the
(See AFL, Page A-5.)
Blast Rocks South Buffalo
BUFFALO, N. Y., Oct. 12
(Sunday) UP).—An explosion at
a Standard Oil Co. refinery
rocked the South Buffalo sec
tion early today and three
employes in a garge near the
scene were not accounted for
immediately. A fourth alarm
was sounded. Two crude oil
storage tanks of several thou
sand gallon capacity were re
ported in flames.
Hartman Will Relieve
Lutz as Early Morning
Lt. Shimon Reassigned;
'Civilians May Be Hired
As Precinct Clerks
Three changes in police as
signments, bringing the depart
ment a new early morning su
pervisor, were announced by
Siipt. Robert J. Barrett yester
At the same time. Maj. Barrett
revealed plans to assign civilian
clerics to all precinct stations if his
personnel requests for next fiscal
year are approved.
Capt. Clarence H. Lutz, assigned
recently as roving supervisor of the
force between the hours of midnight
and 8 a.m., will return to his regular
post* commanding officer of the
Tenth precinct, at 8 a.m. tomorrow.
Maj. Barret said. He explained the
shift was necessitated by the illness
of Lt. Elmer Lewis, who has been
acting as captain of the precinct.
I New Post for Hartman.
Lt. Earl E. Hartman, who has
been acting as police liaison officer
at Municipal Court, will take over
Capt. Lutz’ nighttime assignment,
Maj. Barrett revealed.
Lt. Joseph W. Shimon, assigned to
the office of the United States At
torney for investigative work, will
assume Lt. Hartman’s duties at the
court but will retain his regular as
signment, it was announced.
Capt. Lutz was the first officer as
signed to the mindnight-to-8 o'clock
post created by Maj. Barrett as part
of his program to guarantee the
taxpayers “an honest 8-hour day’’
from each man on the force.
Maj. Barrett emphasized, in as
signing him, that he would have
the status of acting chief of the
department while'on that duty. At
the time, he saW the job probably
would be rotated among precinct
Will Have Same Standing.
Lt. Hartman will have the same
standing in the assignment as Capt.
Lutz, Maj. Barrett said yesterday.
Capt. Lutz is known as a strict
administrator in the department.
Lt. .Hartman also has had expe
rience in his court assignment in
checking the performance of police
men. One of his duties there has
been to make certain men due in
court are available when called and
return to their regular work as soon
as their testimony has been com
As acting captain, Lt. Hartman
once Jieaded the department's spe
cial investigations squad. In 1941,
he testified before a House sub
committee investigating the de
partment and denied his squad
made a practice of spying on other
policedien, as had been charged by
other witnesses. Several months
later, the squad was disbanded, and
Lt. Hartmah was assigned to pre
cinct duty with his regular rank.
Concerning his plan to use civil
ians in the precinct stations, Maj.
Barrett estimated one expert typist
could do paper work now requiring
three policemen.
Must Type Reports.
If civilian clerks were on duty in
the stations, the number of uni
formed men assigned to checking
tha linaneoc nf hllcinfVCR nlAC** rOlllri
be reduced appreciably, he said.
Maj. Barreto explained the license
(See-POLICETPage A-5.)
Flyers Saved, 2 Missing
After Midair Collision
By th* A»aciot*d Prtii
NEW YORK, Oct. 11—Two Navy
training planes collided in flight
today and plunged into Long Island
Sound, from which two of the four
Navy flyers aboard were rescued.
The other two still are missing to
night after hours of searching by
planes and boats.
Officials at Floyd Bennett Field,
Brooklyn, from which the two
planes and four others had begun
a routine training flight, did not
disclose the identities of the miss
The pilot of one plane, Lt. (j. g.)
Robert J. Callahan of the Bronx,
was rescued by a private cabin
cruiser which landed him in Essex,
Conn., the Navy said.
Irving Steinberg, also of the
Bronx, a Navy enlisted man riding
in LL Callahan's plane, was picked
up by an amphibian plane belong
ing to the New York Daily News
Both men were reported uninjured
Luckman Asks
Aid of Mayors
In Saving Food
Truman Expected to
Appeal to Governors
To Form Committees
in Week. Page A-8
By Chalmers M. Roberts
Chairman Charles Luckman of
the Citizens Food Committee last
night asked- the mayors of every
city of over 10,000 population to
-help put over the food conserva
tion drive by organizing local
conservation committees.
President Truman is expected to
follow up early this week by tele
graphing a similar appeal to the 48
State governors for proclamations
indorsing meatless and poultryless
days and creating citizens commit
tees in each State.
The telegrams dispatched last
night to the mayors called atten
tion to “the grave emergency con
fronting the hungry people of
Europe and the repsonsibilitv this
places on us as a free people.”
“The deluge of inquiries we have
already received from individuals
and corporations offering every co
! operation requires the immediate
i establishment of a local citizens food
committee in your community,” the
telegram read.
Full Support Asked.
“The President and the Citizens
Pood Committee request most earn
estly, therefore, your full support in
organizing your community."
Mr. Luckman promised the Mayors
that information would be sent
; quickly to help the local committees
[organize effective campaigns, and
suggested that each local body in
clude representatives of churches,
the Red Cross, schools, women's
groups, labor, business, civic, veter
ans and fraternal organizations.
The mayoral proclamations, Mr.
Luckman suggested, should put spe
cial emphasis on the four-point
White House program: “1. Use no
meat on Tuesday. 2. Use no poultry
or eggs on Thursday. 3. Save a
slice of bread every day. 4. Restau
rants to serve bread and butter only
on request."
This latest move in the Nation
wide drive to “save" 100.000,000 bush
els of grain came at the end of the
food group's first full week of activ
ity, as busy a seven-day period as
; Washington has ever seen in a new
Luckman Appoints Staff.
Mr. Luckman. the *300,000-a-year
head of Lever Brothers who is the
voluntary unpaid chairman of the
committee, last night also announced
appointment of his staff. It was
the first organizational move to
[bring order out of the chaos which
jhas surrounded the Luckman head
quarters in the old State Depart
ment building since the program was
! launched by President Truman last
Sunday night.
During the first week, as one of
the new appointees put it last night,
Mr. Luckman was in the position of
“being so busy he didn't have time
to organize a staff.”
The group who will work with ,
him includes associates from *he
advertising and business world wi‘h
a sprinkling of help loaned by
regular Government agencies. The
appointees are:
'Vice-chairman for operations:
Don Belding, West Coast advertis
ing executive and vice chairmail of
i the Commerce TVnnrt.menf'c Small
i Business Advisory Committee.
Vice chairman for policy: David
M. Noyes, West Coast business con
sultant who served as an assistant
,to Donald Nelson in War Produc
tion Board days.
Vice chairman for industries and
labor: Austin Fisher, head of a
New York labor relations firm.
Legal Aides Include Fortas.
Legal assistants to the chairman:
Abe Fortas, former Undersecretary
of the Interior, and James M.
Barnes, former member of Con
gress and White House assistant.
Both are now Washington attorneys
t representing various Lever Brothers
! interests.
All of these officials will serve
(See FOOD, Page A-fl.)
Pope to Speak at Noon
VATICAN CITY, Oct. li </P\. —
Pope Pius XII will speak twice to
morrow to the Americas. The first
broadcast address will be to the
National Conference of Catholic
Charities at New Orleans at noon
(E.S.T.) and the second, two hours
later, will be to the Argentine Na
tional Marian Congress.
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Army and Navy
Play Tie Games;
0. C. Teams Lose
Army's football team was shoved
around by Illinois in full view of
65,000 fans yesterday at New York,
but the Cadets escaped with a
scoreless tie to remain undefeated
in 31 straight games. Navy, mean
while, (battled Duke to a 14-14 tie,
ending a Middie string of 10 de
Local teams fared poorly, with
naArdo Wachinatnn talHner o thivrl
straight beating, 15-6, from Wash
ington and Lee at Lexington, Va.,
and Catholic University returning
to the gridiron at Westminster, Md.,
to absorb a 21-7 defeat. It was
C. U.’s first game since 1941.
Virginia dealt Harvard its worst
defeat since 1884, 47-0; Michigan
crushed Pittsburgh, 69-0; Penn
State massacred Fordham, 75-0;
Notre Dame whipped Purdue, 22-7,
and California won its fourth
straight, 48-7, over Wisconsin.
Wake Forest upset North Caro
lina, 19-7; Texas smeared Okla
homa. 34-14; Pennsylvania battered
Dartmouth, 32-0; Southern Cali
fornia beat Ohio State, 32-0; Van
derbilt edged Mississippi, 10-6, and
Georgia Tech clipped V. M.,I„ 20-0.
(Details in sports section.)
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