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400,000 in New York
Pay Tribute to 6,251
Dead of World War II
ly th» A jciat»d Pr»»»
NEW YORK, Oct. 27.—New
York paid tribute yesterday to |
the 6.251 war dead brought home
from military cemeteries in Eu
rope and Newfoundland.
Planes circled overhead, floral
pieces floated in the harbor and
flags were at half-staff as the Army
transport Joseph V. Connolly arrived
with the first group of war dead tc
be returned from Europe.
Police estimated that 250,000 pev-;
sons watched the funeral procession!
and 150,000 attended memorial serv
ices in Central Park as guns roared!
salutes and church bells tolled.
The flag-draped casket of a post-;
humous Congresional Medal of!
Honor winner—chosen to represent
his comrades in arms anonymously—
was borne on a caisson from the!
transport to the park and placed on
a catafalque.
Catholic. Protestant and Jewish |
chaplains participated in the memo-1
rial services.
Some Break Down.
Most of those in the front sec
tion of the assemblage reserved for
the next-of-kin held their com-'
posure but some broke down. Elderly
women and small boys and girls,
joined by men In and out of uni-(
form, gave way to their grief.
Along the route of the cortege a
brief stop was made at the Eternal
Light, a memorial to World War I
dead In Madison Square, and a
wreath was placed there.
The assemblage at the sheep
meadow In Central Park bowed
heads in prayer, listened to hymns
and heard speakers warn that
America's 260,000 combat dead will
have died In vain if the Nation does
I not maintain its military establish
ment.
The Joseph V. Connally was to
move today from its Hudson River
pier to the Army base in Brooklyn,
where unloading of the bodies was
expected to take five days. Officials
i expected; it would be 10 to 30 days
| before all the bodies are turned over
to next of kin.
Royall Speaks.
New York's official day of mourn
ing yesterday was the formal start
of the return of war dead to rela
tives who requested burial in this
country.
At the Central Park services, Sec
retary of the Army Royall repre
sented the Nation, Gov. Thomas E.
Dewey the State and Mayor William
0 Dwyer the city. Delegations from
the United Nations were on the
speakers' stand.
I A wreath was placed on the coffin
by Maj. Gen. Harry H. Vaughan,
military aide to President Truman.
Secretary Royall told the as
semblage that "many a one who
1 died iftust have known that his
# death would not have come if Amer
ica had been realistic. * * * This
young man whom we honor—he and
his brother in arms, living and dead
—are looking to you to maintain
the peace with realism. They are
expecting America to face the world j
—in one hand an olive branch of |
peace and in the other a shield of
* «?ower.”
Transport Met by Destroyers.
Gov. Dewey said the United
States must be so strong that no'
nation will judge it to be weak and
challenge it to war, j
Mayor O'Dwyer said the United
States fought the war to preserve!
“the promise of American life,” and \
declared, "we dare not diminish j
its promise of freedom, of dignity,
of hope.”
The transport was met near the'
entrance of the harbor by two de
stroyers, which dropped floral pieces |
into the water after a brief religious j
ceremony. The casket of the se-1
lected Medal of Honor winner, at-!
*' tended by a guard of honor, rested
on the boat deck of the transport
behind the pilot house. Sailors on
the destroyers lined the 'rails at
attention as Army arid Navy guns
in the harbor fired salutes.
The Belgian liner Bast.ogne. out
bound, dipped its flag as it passed
the transport and its escort. The
Bastogne was namdl for the town
in which the 101st Airborne Division
was surrounded toy the Germans
during the Battle of the Bulge.
Many of the dead on the Connolly
fell there.
Third Cavalry Unit Present.
There was a brief ceremony when
the Connolly docked, and then pall
bearers representing all the armed
services placed the casket of the
lost.
BABY PEN—Bet. College City and Chillum.
Wednesday night, dropped from car. SH
1020—27
HEREFORD STEER, between River rd
and Bradley blvd., vicinity Wilson lane.
WI 4763,___—2P ,
BLACK CAT, named "Fury”: vicinity
14th and Montague sts. n.w.; liberal rc
* ward. Phone GE 3005 or WI. 2260. —28
CATHOLIC PRAYER BOOK on B si s.e.,
Saturday. Reward, return E. C. WOOD
156 12th st. s.e.. after 5 p.m _•
COAT, green, lady’s, inadvertently ex
changed for another coat, same color, in
powder room. Carvel Hall. Annapolis, last
Sat. p.m. Person having coat call MRS.
L A. KELLY. Wardman Park Hotel. CO.
8000. Ext. 200-H._28*
COCKTAIL BING, oink gold. <i rubies. 1
lge. diamond and 1 small diamond. 4 little
diamonds, lost in Lilyan’s Specialty Shop,
■liver Spring. Md.: liberal reward. SH.
9862_.__—27
COMPACT. GLOVES AND GOLD' ROSARY,
amethyst beads: on Saturday. October 18.
In cab. or Shoreham Blue Room HO
6744._—28
FOX HOUND, lge.. named Honeyboy." lost
last Wed. from home on Rt. 881. nr. Old
Dominion hwy. beyond S. H : $50 reward.
JOHN COLLIER. Box 112. Rt. 1. Vienna.
V* Daleview 801-J-1. Office. 810 18th
n.w.. Wash.. EX, 8271.___
GLASSES, child’s: near Kennedy Theater.
Saturday._RA. 4499 Reward —28
MINK FUHS, "between 11th and T on
Rhode Island ave.. while leaving taxicab:
reward. Please notify MRS. MASON at
MI. 7846.___—8 7_
ONYX LOCKET, black, without chain. Fri
dav evening between 5th and Kennedy sts
and Govt. Printing Office. Reward. GE.
8654. • __29*
PINK SHELL GLASSES with blue case,
oetween Clarendon Circle. Arl. and Natl.
Theater: $5 reward. Tel. GL, 1499
SHEPHERD, collie mixed, male, reddish
brown, black nose, named "Mugs.” lost
between East-West hwy. and Cabin John:
name, "Wood.” on collar. Call HO. 4889.
^ _•>
TERRIER, smooth-haired. 4 months old.
answers to name of "Jerry." lost Sunday
afternoon, vicinity Wesley Heights: child s
pet; white, 2 lge. black spots, black head,
1 lge. white arrow between ears; reward.
Call EM. 4747. _
PREUFER CLARINET in black case; finder
please phone WO. 4968._—29
WALLET, brown. In vicinity of Tivoli
Theater Saturday night; reward. Spruce
0495-M._ _2IH_
WALLEfT-lady's, red. with week's wage's,
, child’s picture: contents wanted for senti
\ mental reasons. Reward. Won t finder
please return? EX. 5243._—27
WATCH, man’s Bulova; lost in vicinity of
Capitol Theater or Blue Mirror: reward.
BRUNO LAPINSKI ME. 8182._27*_
WEEK-END BAG. dark blue, with Initial*
"E. R. M ": lost between Francis Scott
Key Hotel and 14th and Park rd.. Thurs.
around noon: contained papers of personal
value: reward. Call ME. 9091. —->7
WRIST-WATCH, lady’s. "Gotham" yellow
gold: lost in Zoo. Sunday. 28th. Reward.
PA -TTob-R.__
WRIST WATCH. Hamilton, expandable
band. Priday afternoon, vicinity 4th and
P ».w. Reward. TE. 0182._*
(Si or SHOES, from automobile trunk,
garly Mon. morn., bet. N.W. Wash, and
Balt. Call MRS. CARTER. NA. 3120. Ext.
B40. —88
_FOUND ~
9MALL DOG, in Wesley Heights. To Iden
tify, call OR. 3253.___
YOUNG COLLIE, male, tan and white:
Jound ^Saturday. 8359 Ashmead pi. n.w.
A
NEW YORK.—DEWEY PAYS TRIBUTE TO WAR DEAD—Gov. Dewey of New York as he spoke
before the flag-draped casket of a Congressional Medal of Honor winner, symbol of his 6,250
World War II fellows whose bodies were brought from Europe yesterday. The memorial services
were held in Central Park. _—AP Wirephoto.
Unknown aoiaier oi tne day on a
caisson drawn by an armored car.
The cortege crossed east to Fifth
avenue and north to Central Park
for the hour-long ceremony.
The procession included three di
visions—military, the city’s uni
formed forces and veterans' organ- j
izations—and had massed colors and j
military bands. Detachments from!
the Military and Naval Academies,1
the 82d Airborne Division, the 3d
Cavalry from Fort Meade, Md„ and
other armed units preceded the
caisson.
Gen. Courtney H. Hodges, com
manding general of the 1st Army
and grand marshal of the proces
sion which marched in solemn ca -
dence, placed a wreath of laurel
and palm at the Eternal Light. J
Thousands lined the streets as
the cortege passed, and church bells;
tolled. Men bared their heads. I
Spellman Watches Procession.
Francis Cardinal Spellman and \
other Roman Catholic dignitaries
stood on the steps of St. Patrick’s j
Cathedral as the procession passed. ■
Some bands played, but for a j
large part of the time there was;
only the sound of muffled drums;
and the marchers’ feet. Mayor j
O'Dwyer and other city officials
were in the procession.
An Army band played the dirge j
“Dolore” as the pallbearers carried
the coffin up a ramp to a catafalque
at the sheep meadow. A 21-shot j
salute was fired by four howitzers
in a grove near the meadow. At j
the end of the ceremonies the
caisson carried the casket back to
the transport with an escort of ar-j
mored cars.
McCarran Expects
Approval of Leave
For War Dead Rites
Senator McCarran. Democrat, of
Nevada said today he anticipated
early approval bv the Civil Service
Commission of his request that Fed
eral employes be granted official
leave while assisting in military
funerals for America's returned war
dead.
He said he had a letter from
Harry B. Mitchell, Civil Service
Commission president, stating “the
attitude seems to be favorable, any
difference being in details.”
The Nevada Senator anticipated
an early decision by the full com
mission since the Army's "Operation
Taps.” under which 250,000 bodies
are being returned to the United
States for reburial, now was getting
under way from both the Pacific
and European theaters.
Senator McCarran made his re
quest for official leave in response
from an appeal from the Nevada
Department, Veterans of Foreign
Wars, and other veterans' organiza
tions.
“Since the Federal Government
has instituted the program for re
patriation of World War II dead,
and the Government has requested
the services of nationally recognized
veterans’ organizations to conduct
the funerals." Senator McCarran
said. "I feel it is justifiable and
wholly fair that such leave be
granted."
“Heretofore, veterans now Fed
eral workers have sacrificed their'
own annual leave to be able to take!
part in these ceremonies. This is
no more than a fitting tribute to
those who gave their lives in pre
serving the American way of life.”;
Baltimore's Education
Of Adults to Be Studied
By the Associated Pres*
BALTIMORE. Oct. 27. — What
Baltimore offers its residents in
the way of adult education is the
subject of a three-day co-operative
study to be made starting today
by National Education Association
members from six States and the
District of Columbia. • j
The educators will tour Balti
more's libraries, parks, college ex
tension programs, night schools,
museums, churches', civic clubs, vo
cational schools and other means
for adult education.
Making the study will be repre
sentatives from Washington, Mary
land, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New
Jersey, Delaware and New York.
Commentator to Talk
Billy Repaid, news commentator
for radio station WEAM, will ad
dress a dinner meeting of the Rens
selaer Polytechnic Institute Alumni
Association at 6:30 p.m. November
3 at the Roger Smith HoteL $
*
Fleet Acclaimed as Protector
Of Peace in Navy Day Exercises
United States sea power as a!
protector of peace and a leader
in scientific progress received
official acclaim and general pub
lic inspection here today in the
observance of Navy Day.
President Truman called attention
to the “particular significance” of
this 26th annual celebration of Navy
Day ‘‘in a world still shaken by the
upheaval of war and beset by the
problems of peace.”
“The observances is further proof
that Americans are aware of the
vital role played by American sea
power in promoting stability
throughout the world,” the Presi
dent said in a Navy Day statement.
'It seems, too, that we are conscious
of the singular contributions made
by each of the sister services to the
entity that is our defense team.
‘‘The tribute we pay the men and
women of the United States Navy on
this day is further acknowledge-1
ment of our Nation s great responsi
bility as a leading world power. This
responsibility entails not only the
building of a just and proper peace
but the maintenance of ready forces
to insure that peace.”
In honor of the 87,000 sailors and
Marines who gave their lives in the
recent war, more than 3,000 repre
sentatives of 83 veterans and civic
groups were to take part in a cere
mony at noon at the Tidal Basin.
A waeath from Gen. MacArthur was
to be placed at the John Paul Jones
statue at noon.
Eleven naval installations in the
Washington area arranged open
house today for displays of equip
ment, demonstration of activities or
other events. The observance here
will close tonight with a Navy Day
banquet at the Mayflower Hotel at
7:30 o’clock, with Lt. Gen. J. Law
ton Collins, deputy chief of stall
of the Army, as principal speaker.
Nimiti Stresses peace Assurance.
Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz,
chief of naval operations, declared
in a radio broadcast last night that
a well-trained and equipped Navy
is one of the best assurances that
“peace shall cover the earth as the
waters cover the sea.’'
Five members of the House Armed
Services Committee issued state
ments stressing the importance of a
strong Navy to discourage the pos
sibility of foreign aggression.
Representative Thomas, Republi
can, of New Jersey said an "efficient
reserve for our air-sea arm" strength
ens this country's voice in interna
tional discussions. Representative
Norblad, Republican, of Oregon
urged naval preparedness because
"inertia and confidence based on
previous victory have hurled peoples
to disastrous and humiliating de
feat.”
Representative Clason, Republi
can, of Massachusetts also urged
“adequate-reserve facilities” for the
Navy. Representatives Brooks, Dem
ocrat, of Louisiana and Philbin,
Democrat, of Massachusetts called
for a strong Navy as a “bulwark
against aggression” and a means of
fulfilling international commitments.
Mr. Philbin added that there are
“innumerable ways that our naval
strength can be implemented” by
the atomic bomb. He declared the
bomb has “served to accentuate the
value of the Navy.”
Wreaths Dropped in Sea.
Advance observances yesterday in
cluded the dropping of 15 wreaths
from a Navy bomber that took off
from the Naval Air Station at Ana
costia. The wreaths were dropped
in the ocean off Cape May, N. J., in
commemoration of naval war dead.
More than 2,000 visitors went to
the Patuxent River Naval Air Test
Center and th*e Naval Air Station
yesterday. Several hundred in
spected the latest-type fleet sub
marine, the U. S. S. Sea Robin, at
the Franklin street annex of the
Naval Ordnance Plant at Alexan
dria. The submarine is open for in
spection today from 9 a.m. to 11:30
a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
A choir of 40 sailors from the
Naval Medical Cetner at Bethesda
sang at a 9 a.m. assembly of stu
dents at Wilson High School.
Gun Factory Offers Tours.
The Naval Gun Factory antici
pated to hundreds of visitors at
its varied program from 9 a.m. to
4:15 p.m. today. The events in
cluded a showing of the destroyer
Gearing, an LST and a training
submarine, tours of plant facilities,
displays of captured enemy equip
ment and diving demonstrations.
The Naval Observatory had day
and night programs for the public,
but admission in the evening from
7 to 11 will be by card wily. These
may be obtained from the chief
clerk at the observatory.
W. £ *
Liquor Dealer Beaten
With Blackjack, but
Routs Holdup Man
A 56-year-old liquor store owner
fought off a young holdup man who,
attempted to rob him as he opened
his store early today, although h<;
was beaten severly with a black
jack in putting the attacker to flight,;
police reported.
The assailant outdistanced an- j
other man who chased him for
several blocks from the store, 1723
Columbia road N.W.
The proprietor, Solomon Gold
man, of 5536 Thirty-second street
N.W., was taken to Garfield Hos
pital for treatment of two nasty j
cuts on the head, but his condition
is reported as good.
Canio Fierranvanti, owner of a
shoe repair shop next to the liquor
store, chased the colored suspect
when he heard Mr. Goldman’s cries
for help. He pursued the-man to
Eighteenth street and Ontario place
^I.W. before losing him.
Mr. Goldman said the holdup man i
appeared at the store this morning;
claiming he was supposed to go to
work in place of the regular helper1
who could not come to work today, j
After discussing wages, he took1
the man into a rear room to hangj
up his hat and coat.^
It was than. Mr. Goldman said,1
that the man struck him from be-;
hind with a blunt instrument. Mr.!
Goldman w'as struck again as he
turned to struggle w-ith him. The;
storekeeper fought back, shouting'
for help, and the would-be bandit
fled from the store.
ABC Board Studies i
Charges Against Cafe
The Alcoholic Beverage Control
Board today took under advisement
four charges of violation of the Dis
tract A. B. C. Act lodged against
Henry G. Thompson, operator of a
restaurant in the 3500 block of
Twelfth street N.E.
Robert Wise, who presented the
case for the Corporation Counsel s
office, charged the restaurant had
violated section 20 of the act in sell
ing beer to an alleged intoxicated
person, and had violated section 17
in allowing the person to remain on
the premises. He also sought to
show section 11(h) had been violated1
when the restaurant allegedly al-j
lowed a person to drink beer while
standing. He further charged the
place was not a bona fide restaurant,'
also a violation of section 11(h).
Pvt. Verlia D. -Sponaugle of the;
Twelfth Precinct testified he ob
served a woman he described as in
toxicated sitting in the tavern on
September 14. When he left to get
aid in making the arrest she left,
he reported, but he apprehended
her a few feet from the rear en
trance of the restaurant.
Blackstone Smith, an ABC in
spector. testified he observed Ru
dolph C. Goddard, sr„ manager of,
the restaurant, drinking while
standing near the bar on September
24. An investigation of the restau
rant's ice box, he said, revealed the
place was equipped to serve only
sandwiches.
Mr. Thompson, represented by
Patrick J. Flannery, said he did not
see the woman in his restaurant.
I n
Forest Fires Controlled!
But Weary Crews Fear
Rising Winds Today
•y th# Associated Frost
PORTLAND, Me., Oct. 27.—A
forecast of rising winds augured
fresh flareups today in New Eng
land’s exhausting battle against
widespread forest fires that al
ready have cost 20 lives and $32,
000,000 damage.
For the first time in a week, the
groggy army of firefighters held the
line yesterday. “Under control" re
ports came from nearly all fire
zones.
Meanwhile, Joseph A. P. Flynn,
chief of Maine's State arson divi
sion, said it definitely had been
established that three forest fires
were set.
Ha added that a juvenile had
been committed to the State School
for Boys for setting fires behind
buildings in Wiscasset, and that a
man was being held at Bath on
charges of breaking and entering,
larceny and arson in connection
with fires at a home and in a woods
patch. Bath police reported, how
ever, that the arson charges against
the man were dropped.
Maine, which had 13 deaths and
$30,000,000 of the property loss, still
was the prime danger spot.
Fires had blackened 100,000 of
the State's 16 million forest acres.
The blazes were spotted from the
New Hampshire line to the Cana
dian border.
They were well in hand last night,
however, except in New York County,
where flames moving slowly west
from Union Falls, on the Saco River
crept to within half a mile of the
village of Clarks Mills.
Besides 13 dead, there were 14
injured seriously enough to be in1
hospitals and 17 listed as missing
by the Red Cross.
The Red Cross, in charge of re
lief work, also listed 2,500 homeless,
another 3,500 displaced, 836 perma
nent homes and 220 summer places
destroyed, another 109 permanent
homes damaged.
Urge* End of ‘Vigilantes.’
Suspicion that some of Maine's
many fires had been set mounted
to the point w'here "hundreds,” in
the estimate of Sheriff Everett S.
Knight of York County, went armed
in that stricken area seeking al
leged arsonists.
Sheriff Knight called on these
citizens, whom he called self-ap
pointed vigilantes, to "put their
guns away” lest some innocent per
son be killed or injured.
Gov. Horace Hildreth said author
ities were "watching closely” all
persons they suspected might be
firebugs.
Re-entry of the first evacuees to
Bar Harbor, which lost scores of
swank summer estates as well as
300 year ’round homes, appeared
probable today.
Power Service Restored.
Police Chief George C. Abbott
said some of 2,200 women and chil
dren might be permitted back in
town, two-thirds ruined by one of
the State's worst fires. Power serv
ice had been restored and the Board
of Health reported "no unsanitary
conditions.” a
At the same time influential citi
zens predicted rebuilding of the
town—perhaps on a less lavish scale.
"We have lost our larger homes,”
said Sheldon Golthwaite, banker,
"but the enthusiastic younger gen
eration (of wealthy summer fam
ilies) will rebuild here * • * although
their homes will be on a smaller
scale.”
With the entire State a disaster
area, by President Truman's procla
mation, Army planes began landing
at Augusta, the Capital, with sur-j
plus war materials for both fire
fighting and rehabilitation.
“All out” aid was promised by
James P. Glynn, Federal Works
Agency official co-ordinating the
supply problem there.
In all New England fire areas.
Sunday sightseers were banned.
State police, aided by National
Guardsmen, patroled roads.
From Portland to the New Hamp
shire line each road intersecting
with United States Route 1 was
blocked off.

Bride Beaten by Intruder
In 'Mistaken Identity' Case
ly th« Associated Press
MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Oct. 27—A
26-year-old bride of six weeks was
reported in a critical condition to
day after being beaten on the head
with a flat iron by an intruder who
told police he mistook her for an
other woman.
The bride, Mrs. Shirley Berger,
was asleep with her husband Albert
when the beating was administered.
Charles V. Pierce, acting super
intendent of detectives said John
J. Jurkowski, 23, of Boston was held
on a charge of felonious assault and
breaking and entering.
Mrs. Berger underwent brain
surgery yesterday.
The detective said Jurkowski told
him he entered the Berger apart
ment by mistake and thought he
was beating a 24-year-old waitress
who had left a bar after he gave
her his wallet with $80 to hold.
The attack awakened Mr. Berger,
who went to his wife's aid. Mr.
Berger's brother-in-law, Edward
Horowitz, chased Jurkowski. who
was caught two blocks from the
scene. An aroused crowd had
kicked him into unconsciousness by
the time police arrived.
Museum Head to Speak
Leigh Ashton, director and secre
tary of the Victoria and Albert
Museum, London, will discuss "Style
in Sculpture” in a lecture November
2 in the auditorium of the National
Gallery of Art.
Community Party Set
A community Halloween party
will be held on the Janney School
playground, Wisconsin avenue ana
Albemarle street N.W., Friday
evening.
*
WHY NOT?
It costs no more
to park at the
Capital Garage
New York Avenue
betweefi llth end 14th
J
EDINBURGH.—LONDON EXPRESS TRAIN WRECKED—Wreckage of an Edinburgh-to-London
express train is strewn about tracks near Berwick-on-Tweed, England, after the train left the
rails and crashed into a ditch yesterday, killing 23 and injuring 70. The accident occurred in
the village of Goswick, near the English-Scottish border.—AP Wirephoto by radio from London.
Maine Fires Are 'Under Control'
Only as Long as Wind Is Still
By Newbold Noyes, Jr.
Star Staff Corr**pond*nt
ELLSWORTH, Me., Oct. 27.—
Driving the 60-mile stretch from
here down the coast to Machias
gives one a good idea of the prob
lem all over this tinder-dry State.
A dozen small forest fires, in two
big groups, are smoldering in-that
particular stretch of coast.
Now, while the air is still, they
are officially “under control.” At
any second, a strong breeze could
send them roaring out of control
—in any direction.
West Gouldsboro is a town which
does not consider itself immediately
threatened. But, says Harry Ashe,
who lives-there:
“Might as well try to make your
self comfortable sittin' on a powder
keg.”
Most of New England Similar.
It's that way over most of New
England. The natural focusing of
interest on the tragedy of Bar Har
bor and the disfiguring of beau
tiful Mount Desert Island has ob
scured the outlines of the true sit
uation in this great disaster area.
The basic fact up here is that
the fire menace is everywhere. It
is, therefore, impossible to concen
trate on fighting it to a decision
anywhere.
Only when rain comes—at least
three soaking days of it—can any
of these people relax. Try as they
do. the people themselves cannot
really put out the fires and they
know it. Nature is running this
show and only nature can ring
down the curtain.
Says the fire marshal at Jones
boro: “When you fellows write in
the papers about this or that fire
being under control, all you’re say
ing is that the wind isn't blowing."
For three days now, the wind
hasn't been blowing hard and all
up and down this coast the people
have taken advantage of the lull to
jump on the fires with everything
they have. It is not enough. The
smoldering result of their efforts is
, a sleeping giant, which could wake
! with a shout if a breeze nudged its
! elbow.
And. in the last 10 days of their
cancerous growth, the fires have
covered such an area that if they
did start again it would be on so
many fronts and such wide fronts
that there would not be enough men
in all New England to hold them in
check.
Not in the memory of the oldest
native has there been such a
drought. The forestry experts call
conditions "Class 5," which means
not only that the woods are dry
as dust, but also that the ground is
moistureless far below the surface.
Like Area Behind Front.
The Ellsworth-Machias area, along
the coast road, is very much like
the area behind the front in war
time. Almost all able-bodied men
are in the firing line almost, all the
time. Their women folk perform
the function of supply troops.
Each town near a fire has its
"soup” kitchen—"soup” being every
thing from meatloaf and spaghetti
to mince pie. The men come back
to eat and to sleep a few hours be
fore going back to the front again.
The Red Cross provides overall
organization of food and housing
supply, but the people themselves
are the backbone of the thing.
Towns "out of danger” help support
those under pressure. A woman in
Millbridge drove 30 miles to Ells
worth yesterday with 15 apple pie*
she had baked.
Homeless at Ellsworth.
Ellsworth is where most of th*
homeless from Bar Harbor are
being sheltered, and the response
of its people to their neighbors’
plight has been the most heart
warming chapter of this whole
tragic story.
Pious as well as practical, these
people had a tough Sunday choice
to make yesterday. Most of them
elected to stick to the fire-fighting
and many churches held no services.
But the whole atmosphere of the
region was one big prayer for rain.
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28 Injured in District
As Sunny Weather
Brings Heavy Traffic
Twenty-eight persons were Injured
over the week end in "the unusually
high” number of District accidents
which resulted from streets and
highways being crowded by motorists
taking advantage of the Indian sum
mer weather. Nearly a score of
accidents in which no injuries oc
curred also were reported.
Police said Grigori G. Dolbin, 35.
counsellor of the Russian Embassy
and an official of the Soviet Far
Eastern Commission here, was the
driver of a car that struck and
slightly injured Judy Quarry, 7. of
the 200 block of Jefferson street
N.W. here yesterday near her home.
Mr. Dolbin, who lives in the 5300
block of First street N.W., said he
stopped and a man who identified
himself as a physician examined the
child and told him she was all right.
Three persons were sent to Cas
ualty Hospital yesterday after the
car in which they were riding struck
a tree near New Jersey avenue and
E street S.E. James L. Simms, 48,
colored, who police said was the
driver of the car. was treated for
chest and hip injuries. Annie M.
Watson, 62, colored, suffered a com
pound fracture of the left leg and
Clarine S. Waller, 44. colored, re
ceived a fractured left arm. All
live in the 600 block of Second
street S.W. 1
Coroner A. Magruder MacDonald
today was to set £ date for an in
quest into the traffic death Satur
day night of 8-year-old Dorothy
Mosby, colored, of the 100 block of
Thomas street N.W. Her death was
the 60th District traffic fatality so
far this year. Police said she was
struck by a taxicab driven by Ed
ward W.' Chaillet. sr„ 56. of the 300
block of Raleigh street S.E.
Still in critical condition at Cas
ualty Hospital was Marvin Turner,
27, of 59 New York avenue N.E.,
who was injured Saturday night
when the car which police said he
was driving crashed down a 15-foot
embankment at Fourth and Sheri
dan streets N.W.
Ray Angstadt, 33, Reading, Pa..
was reported in a fair condition at
Suburban Hospital suffering from
head injurits as the result of an
accident at motorcycle races yester-:
day in Glenmont, Md.
Zebb J. Harris, 28, an employe of j
the Daily News, was reported in good j
condition at Emergency Hospital
today. He is being treated for cuts
and bruises suffered when he was
struck by a hit-and-run driver last
night.
Mr. Harris told police he was
struck at Eleventh street and New
York avenue N.W. He lives at 1240
Wisconsin avenue N.W.
11 Die in Czech Crash
PRAGUE. Czechoslovakia, Oct.
27 </P).—Eleven persons, including
some players on a district football
team, w'ere fatally injured last
night in a bus accident near Miro
vice, in Northern Bohemia. Six
were killed and the others, among
14 injured, died in the night.
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