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C., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1947-THIRTY-EIGHT PAGES. ★★★ 5 CENTS " i ' ‘ ' "" —"1 -. 1 111 - 1 ■ ■ '■ .— ■ ■» ' 'p — ' —- ...-— .____ 2 More Screen Writers Ejected By Red Inquiry Maltz Ousted After Trumbo Is Accused Of Contempt BULLETIN Albert Maltz, who wrote the screen, versions of “Pride of the Marines” and “Destination Tokyo,” this afternoon became j the third “hostile” witness or- 1 dered from the stand by the House Committee on Un American Activities for avoid ing questions dealing with membership in the Screen Writers’ Guild and whether or not he was a member of the Communist Party. Screen Writer Dalton Trumbo, second so-called “hostile wit ness” to take the stand in the film industry communism hear ing of the House Committee on Un-American Activities, today joined the first, John Howard Lawson, another writer, in fac ing a contempt citation after be ing ordered from the witness chair. Mr. Trumbo's stormy 20 minutes ns a witness this morning ended when he shouted, “This is the be ginning of an American concentra tion camp," after he had evaded answering a question as to member ship in the Communist Party. Later, after a record of the writer's alleged Communist affilia tions had been read and a photo stat of a party card purportedly is sued to him had been introduced, Chairman Thomas announced a contempt citation would be recom mended unanimously to the full committee by the subcommittee hearing evidence of Communist in filtration of Hollywood. Thomas Pounds Gavel. Mr. Thomas made a similar an nouncement yesterday after Mr. Lawson had been ordered off the stand when he balked at answering the same question. The latter left the chair to the accompaniment of mixed applause and boos. Today there was applause and a few' cheers for Mr. Trumbo's exit, prompting Mr. Thomas to pound his gavel and remind the spectators they were present as guests of the com mittee. After the brush with Mr. Trumbo. Roy M. Brewer, international repre sentative of the International Al liance of Theatrical Stage Employes and Moving Picture Machine Oper ators. took the witness stand and also asked to read a statement. The committee at first refused to hear it, saying that the evidence would come out through question ing. Before the witness left the stand, however, Representative Vail, Republican, of Illinois said he con sidered the statement “relevant, comprehensive, informative and of value to the intent and purpose of the committee” and the witness was allowed to read it. Mr. itsrewer cnargea in nis state ment and testimony that there was a "real Communist plot to capture our union in Hollywood as part of the Communist plan to control the motion picture industry as a whole." Unanimous Agreement. The three committee members conducting the hearing—Represent tives Thomas, Vail and McDow ell. Republicans, of Pennsylvania reached agreement to seek contempt action against Mr. Trumbo without the formality of retiring to a private conference room. They put their heads together in the conference room, then Mr. Thomas announced there was unan imous agreement on the contempt action. He said: “The evidence clearly indicates that he is a member of the Com munist party. He followed the usual Communist party line in not responding. "Therefore, it is the unanimous decision of this sumcommittee to recommend to the full committee that Dalton Trumbo be cited for contempt of Congress for his refusal to answer the question, ‘Are you. or have you ever been, a .member of the Communist Party?’ and other ques tions put to him. and that appro priate action be taken by the full committee without delay.” This is an action which has to go to House officials, but could eventu ally lead to prosecution in the courts. Federal statutes provide a fine of $100 to $1,000 and imprison ment from 30 days to one year for contempt of Congress. Won't Answer “Yes” or “No." The "other questions" Mr. Thomas referred to included one as to Mr. Trumbo's membership in the Screen Writers' Guild. In his bit ter exchanges with the chairman while on the stand, the writer in (See UN-AMERiCAN, Page A-67> Anti-Communist Drive Begun by Clay in Reich By th» Associated Press BERLIN, Oct. 28.—Gen. Lucius D. Clay declared today that “I ex-, pect every American in^the Ameri can Military Government to state his views as to communism and to what it leads.” The American military governor said his organization would begin a new, aggressive policy of defend-, ing before the German people' American principles of freedom and "attacking those in which we do not believe." “We certainly don't believe in communism in any form, shape or fashion,” Gen. Clay said. “We are going to make every effort to ex plain why we believe in the Ameri can system and why we don’t believe in other systems. “We are particularly going to point out the importance we attach to the rights and dignity of the individual.” Gen. Clay returned recently from conferences in Washington. k > Fleeing Polish Peasant Chief Reported Now in Stockholm Mikolajczyk May Come to U. S., Editor Says; Visa Not Asked, State Department Asserts By the Associated Pres* LONDON, Oct. 28.—Francis J. Wilk, a Polish Peasant Party leader, said today he had heard reports that Stanislaw Mikola jczyk had reached Stockholm, Sweden, but added that he had not been able to confirm these ! accounts. Mr, Wilk, editor of a Polish news paper in London, said the informa tion he had was based on reports in the British press and Warsaw broadcasts. Mr. Wilk said in an interview: ‘‘We assume it is true that he i Mik ola jczyki has -left Poland, but we have not had any strictly official news to this effect nor do we know where he is now. "I think that, it is probable, if the reports of his leaving Poland are true, that he will come to Eng | land, although it is possible that he might go direct to the United States.” A State Department spokesman said today that the department has not received a visa applica tion from Mr. Mikolajczyk. If he were to apply for one at the America!^ Embassy In Stockholm the department would know about it within a few hours, it was stated. He could not enter the United States without a visa.) Officials in Stockholm and Copen hagen said they had no knowledge | that Mr. Mikolajczyk, leader of the opposition to the Communist-led Polish government, was in Sweden or Denmark. There have been pub ! lished reports that he had reached those countries. Mr. Mikolajczyk, who dropped out of sight last week, was believed to have fled Poland, apparently in fear of his life. At Cambridge University his 21- j year-old son, Marjan, said he had heard no news of his father's where-j abouts, and added: "I have just been j listening in to the BBC (British Broadcast Corp.i Polish news to see if anything was said there, but I gathered that his whereabouts are still unknown.” Mr. Mikolajczyk's wife and son (See MIKOLAJCZYK. Page A-5.) i 'Many' U. S. Troops Declared Casualties In Trieste Incidents Bennett, Back From Tour, Reports 63 Cases Of Red Aggression By the Associated Press Representative Bennett, Re publican, of Missouri declared today that “many” American soldiers have been killed or wounded by Communists in the Trieste area behind a “brass curtain of American military censorship.” The Missourian recently returned from a six-week tour of Europe and The Near East, said there have been “63 incidents of armed aggression by the Communists” against United States forces since they moved into the former Italian territory, border ing on Yugoslavia. Trieste now is a free state. “These acts have resulted in the death or wounding of many Ameri can soldiers,” Mr. Bennet added in a statement issued before he left for his home in Springfield, Mo. “I have the names and identifications of the incidents as furnished me by our military intelligence. Army Refuses Comment. “In Europe they call it a ‘cold war,’ It is war and how soon, or if, it will engulf the whole world, no men outside of the Kremlin can 1 sav. “TVip hrnss nirfnin rtf Ampripan military censorship has done a re markable job in keeping from the American people the seriousness of the situation at Trieste." The Army refused comment on Mr. Bennett's statement. There have been no previous re ports of any American casualties resulting from the long-standing tension between the predominantly Italian population of Trieste and the Yugoslavs. When the free state came into being last September 16 under terms of the Italian peace treaty, the British military commander credited American forces with having pre vented an incident which "might have led to bloodshed.” Urges Strong Air Force. The American troops refused to allow a force of Yugoslav soldiers i to cross the border into the area assigned to Anglo-American occu pation. The Yugoslavs occupy the southern sector. Each of the oc cupying nations W'as asked to as sign 5,000 troops to serve until a yet-to-be designated governor re ports no further need for them. Mr. Bennett’s trip abroad was made as head of a House Commerce Subcommittee studying civil avia j tion. He said his observations con | vinced him that the United States should maintain the strongest Air Force and Navy in the world “and with the most atom bombs.” He said Russia is producing “45. 000 tanks a month and has jet planes in the skies over Europe." Would Limit Aid. The Missourian, said there is hunger and want in Europe and this country must provide help. But in doing so, he added, it must not over-extend itself. “There are four things this Na tion can do,” Mr. Bennett said: “Surrender as we did with appease ment of Stalin at Potsdam, Yalta and all the rest; fight, which is not likely unless we are attacked: with draw altogether and chalk up 300. 000 soldiers’ lives and other sacri fices of two great w'ars as a mistake, or w'e can extend all aid short of war as w'e are doing.” But in granting that help. Mr. Bennett said, the United States must make sure it receives a dol lar's worth of co-operation and eco nomic rehabilitation for every dol lar spent and there must be clearly defined limits to the aid. Bolivian Border Town Is Reported Captured By Communist Forces Authorities Are Declared Being Held by Elements of Leftist 'Pirista' Party By the Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 28.— The Justice Ministry said today that Col. Joaquim Rondon, Gov ernor of the Brazilian frontier territory of Guapore, had in formed it that Communist ele ments had captured the Bolivian border town of Guayara. The Governor’s Province is on the Bolivian frontier. The ministry quoted Col. Rondon as saying his information was based; on a report to him from a Capt. Hernan of the Bolivian Army at the Brazilian frontier town of Gua jara Mirim. Capt. Hernan asserted that Com munist elements of the "Pirista” Party captured the Bolivian town and were holding the town authori ties. The Pirista Party is the Bo livian party of the revolutionary left. Col. Rondon was quoted by the ministry as saying the capture of the town was effected by a “large, well-armed group.” Two Globe Fivers Take Off * From Japan for Aleutians By th# Associoted Pres* TOKYO. Oct. 28.—The globe ciTllng Cub pilots, George Truman of Los Angeles and Clifford Evans of Washington, left Nemuro for the Aleutians tonight on the most dan gerous leg of their trip. Their takeoff was timed at 9:07 p.m. (7:07 am.. EST) from the Northern Hokkaido airport. Their goal was Shemya, about 1,500 miles away in the Aleutians. The Far Eastern Air Force, tak ing every precaution, dispatched two Flying Forts, fully equipped for rescue work, to accompany the little Cubs on most of the flight to Shemya, the longest lap of the globe-girdling journey. Mr. Truman and Mr. Evans finally had arrived at Nemuro earlier to day. after a flight of a little more than two hours from the United States Army's Chltose air base on the other side of Hokkaido. Bulletins uetective Lnier suspended t Detective Capt. Theodore F. Vollten, chief of detectives of the Montgomery County po lice, today was suspended by Police Chief Charles M. Orme pending action of the Police Trial Board November 5. The charges involved failure to obey several police regulations governing his job. Explosion Rocks Town WOODWARD, Okla. ^.—Sev eral were feared dead and eight were known to be njured in a gas furnace explosion fol lowed by fire here today. The fire was raging out of control this afternoon and six stores in the business district already had been razed. Firemen were hampered by lack of wa ter. The watar system has not been restored completely since the tornado of August 9, which took 110 lives here. Montgomery Halted 3d Army In Dash, Patton's Journal Says iy »K« A*»oc}ot#d Pre*s NEW YORK. Oct. 28—Gen. 1 George S. Patton, jr., stormy war j time commander of the United States 3d Army, vigorously criti cised Britain's Field Marshal Mont gomery and also directed barbs at top American officers in an abridgement of his war journal pub lished today. In pungent, crisy phrases, Gen. Patton declared his belief the war in Europe would have been short ened and thousands of lives saved ; but for “the momentous error of the War,’’ which he blamed on Gen. Montgomery's influence with SHAEF Gen. Eisenhowers headquarters. 1 Except from the informal journal. written during the 3d Army's cam paigns, were published posthumous ly today in the Saturday Evening Post. They covered only the fight ing in France and Germany. Supporting views of some other officers and observers who have written of the 3d Army’s historic dash across France as far as Verdun in August, 1044, Gen. Patton as serted his forces would have pushed across the Rhine in 10 days had it not been for a change in high com mand strategy ’’implemented, in my opinion, by Gen. Montgomery.’ "The 29th of August (1944) was. in my opinion, one of the critical days in this war," Gen. Patton wrote. ’Tt| (See PATTON. Page A-4^ 1 Soviet Asks U. N. To Order Troops To Leave Korea Jan. 1 Deadline Urged In Counterproposal To American Plan By the Associated Press LAKE SUCCESS, Oct. 28.— Russia called on the United Na tions today to order withdrawal of all Russian and American troops from Korea by next Jan uary 1. The Soviet demand was laid before the General Assembly's 57-Nation Political Committee after the United States had urged approval of an American proposal for elections in the two zones of Korea by next March 31 under U.N. supervision. Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko and American Delegate John Foster Dulles clashed sharply in the opening round of the Korean debate. Mr. Gromyko accused the United States of delay ing negotiations for Korean inde pendence while Mr. Dulles blamed fvUoMd. Temporary Commission Asked. The American proposal provides for a U. N. temporary commis sion on Korea with its membership left to the U. N. to decide. This group would observe the elections, be'available for consultation during the period of setting up a govern ment and make recommendations to the U. N. regarding further steps to be taken by the peace agency. Russia proposed in September, after the United States tossed the case to the Assembly, that all occu pation troops be withdrawn by January 1. Secretary of State Mar shall acted on failure to break a deadlock with the Soviet Union in direct negotiations. He was under stood to feel that withdrawal of troops under the Russian* timetable would create a vacuum in Korea and deprive the people of an op portunity for free elections and their own choice of government. Russia opposed inclusion of the Korean question on the Assembly agenda and has continued to main tain that the issue is one to be settled between the United States and Russia and not by the inter national agency. U. S„ Russia Withhold Programs. On the Palestine question, indica tions were that a subcommittee attempting to work out details of the partition plan would not be entangled in lengthy discussions on possible 'boundaries for the pro posed independent Jewish and Arab countries. The United' States and Russia were withholding their programs for implementation of the partition proposal. The Soviet Union was reported ready to ask the U. N. to put the Holy Land under the veto conscious Security Council for an interim period to precede complete independence for the two new na tions. Delegates still were mulling over yesterday's action in the Political Committee, where Russia backed Sown on her charges of "warmonger ing" in the United States, Greece and Turkey. The American delega tion then joined in a world-wide condemnation of war propaganda. Austin Speaks on Radio. American Delegate Warren R. Austin said in a radio speech last night that the committee's "over whelming rejection” of Russia s charges against the three countries “is highly gratifying to us.” He added that “the committee’s ac (See U. N., Page A-4.i Printers Blamed for Delays On 2 Chicago Newspapers By the Associated Press CHICAGO. Oct. 28—One edition of each Chicago morning newspaper, the Tribune and the Sun, was late, reaching the newsstands last night, and officials of the publications said1 deadline delays were caused by their printing staffs. The Sun's first edition was more than one hour late in reaching the street. One member of the paper's staff said a dozen or so com posit I rsi had walked away from their jobs but returned to work after a short time. The Tribune's two-star home edi tion was published about 15 minutes | behind schedule after the regular! monthly chapel meeting of AFL In ternational Typographical Union printers ran longer than usual. The union's Scale Negotiating Committee is currently deadlocked in contract negotiations with the Chicago Newspaper Publishers’ As sociation over terms to replace the ITU contract with Chicago’s five newspapers which expired Octo ber 21. WhattheRussians Are Saying of Us: The Moscow radio, broadcasting in Russian to the Soviet Union, said: “The whole depth to which bourgeois science has fallen is shown in the result of a ques tionnaire recently circulated by a well-known American authority. The object of the investigation; To establish the connection be tween hunger and suffering on the one side and nervous shock on the other. Students, teachers and unemployed men were among those questioned. The question naire asked for instance, ‘How many dollars would you want if you were asked to eat a quarter i pound of human flesh?* "Students and teachers agreed | on the average, to do it for *1, 000.000 and the unemployed for *100.000. “Even putting aside the fact that the very investigation itself is repelling to every human being, its contents testify to the fruit of civilization enjoyed by the av erage American. Everything is on sale; everything can be bought. Such is the moral code taught by the American school.” BtS YOU VHAT KIND !E5 SHOULD;^ i'hi — ■'’"•’.MiiimidiiiinjiiiinnnTnmT.— Investigating an Investigator Autopsy Due as Husband Is Held In Case of Woman Dead 3 Days Bruised Body Found In Bedroom of Home At Chevy Chase, Md. Montgomery County Police to day were investigating the death of a 40-year-old Chevy Chase (Md.> woman whose body was found yesterday in the bedroom of her home at 214 East Under wood street. Dr. F. J. Broschart, county deputy medical examiner, said the woman, Mrs. Bernice E. Perkins, had been dead three or four days. He added ;hat he could not determine the :ause of death. The body has been sent to Balti more, where an autopsy was to be performed this morning by Dr. (See PERKINs7Page A-4.i IgHg: : W CHARLES G. PERKINS. Churchill Calls for End Of Controls on Prices, Citing U. S. Success Socialist Planning Holds Down Nation's Economic Recovery, He Says ty the Associated Press LONDON, Oct. 28.—Winston Churchill called on the British Labor government today to fol low the lead of the United States in removing price controls and to toss aside Socialist planning which he said was holding up national economic recovery. Making his fourth attempt to unseat the Labor government by parliamentary motion, the opposi tion leader declared that nationali zation of basic industries had failed and weakened the nation in time of economic crisis. “I feel fortified by what has hap pened in the United States," he declared, adding: “The sovereign remedy to our pres ent ills and darkening misfortunes is to set the people free.” Attacks Labor Program. Mr. Churchill said Prime Minister Attlee's government was “inviting us to follow them Into a dark and narrowing tunnel, at the end of which there might be no daylight." He added: “I do not believe in the capacity of the state to plan and enforce a high-grade produc tivity upon its members or subjects." State planning and control could never create a system which could compete with free enterprise, per sonal Initiative and competitive selection, Mr. Churchill declared in an attack on the Labor govern ment's legislative program. “All these are blotted out by over riding state control.” Britain's war time prime minister said. "It is this vital creative impulse that I greatly fear that the doctrines and failures of the Socialist government stroying.in our national life. “Nothing that they can plan and order and rush about enforcing will lake its place. They have broken the mainspring and until we get a new one. the watch will not go. j “The reason that we are not able to earn our living and make our wav in the world is because we are not allowed to do so. "The whole enterprise, initiative, contrivance, genius of the British nation is being unnecessarily par alyzed by restrictions which are im ported upon it in the name of a mistaken political philosophy and a largely obsolete mode of thought.”; Recalls U.VS. Price Action. Recalling that the United States “in the summer of 1946 took the major step of making a clean sweep, of almost all controls,” Mr. Church ill said: “The cost of living bounded up and was now 60 per cent up qri 1939. “But what was the corrective to to price rises?” he asked. “It was production, and American produc-i tion is now 80 per cent above 1939. “It must have been a heart-shak ing decision to the American Presi dent >to abandon price control.” Mr. Churchill added, “but the strong horse is pulling the wagon out of the mire. “We have a strong horse, too, thought not so large, but it is strong.; But, alas, he is bridled and hal- j tered * * *. * “The British co6t of living Index (See BRITAIN. Page X-4.) 1 Showers Ease Threat To Maryland Forests As State Probes Fires Police Get Arson Reports; Mild Weathe*r May Set All-Time Record Here Rain, missing from the District area since September 26. except for a slight .02 of an inch 11 days ago, fell this morning as pre-; dieted by the Weather Bureau. The showers brought relief to the critical situation in Maryland's dry woodlands. Dozens of fires had sprung up in the forests there dur ing the last few days and State police were investigating reports that some of them were deliberately set. The first shower came about 9:30 a.m. Others were expected through out the day and night. Less than .15 of an inch had fallen In the Dis trict up to 1 p.m.. the bureau said. Heat May Set Record. Continued mild weather may make this month the warmest October since the Weather Bureau started keeping records for the District, the forecaster said. October, 1941, had an average temperature of 64 degrees, w-hich is the record, but so far this month the temperature The bureau's prediction called for occasional rain. The tempera ture may rise to the 70s this after noon. Tomorrow will be partly cloudy and cooler. Meanwhile, smoldering patches of burned-over timberland dotted Maryland and West Virginia. Mary land State Forester Henry C. Buckingham said some of the fires "were set maliciously." Fire Patrols Tripled. Fire patrols have been tripled and Mr. Buckingham said woods and fields, until the rain, had been drier1 than they have been since the pro tracted drought of 1932. At least 20 fires burned in the western coun ties of Maryland yesterday, but all were reported under control. . Garrett County States Attorney Walter Dawson said a marr held in the Oakland Jail had admitted set ting four fires in the Bloomington area of the county, including one which destroyed a home, according to the Associated Press. In Virginia, the State Game Com mission ordered all hunting in Dis mal Swamp stopped after 5 p.m. to morrow until further notice because; of large fires burning in the area. Vandegrift and Clay Announce Requests For 1948 Retirement But Military Governor Of Reich Expects to Keep Post 'Quite a Few Months Gen. Alexander A. Vandegrift Marine Corps commandant, am Gen. Lucius D. Clay, Americai nilitary governor in Germany poth announced today that the; lave asked to be retired in 1948 Gen. Vandegrift asked to leav* ictive duty January 1. He said h* s certain Secretary of the Nav; Sullivan will grant the request, mad* >y letter. Gen. Clay, according to the As ;ociated Press, told a news confer ;nce in Berlin that his retiremen s an "event of quite a few month iway” and he would continue ii Germany as military governor “fo a substantial time.” Wants to Go Fishing. Gen. Clay, who has spent 33 yeat in the Army, said his retirement wi be "full and complete so that I ca go catflshlng in G#prgia.” Gen. Vandegrift. the first four star general in the history of th 172-vear-old Marine Corps, was ap pointed commandant on January 1944. He said he has been consider Ing retiring for the last year. Gen. Vandegrift told a reporte that he bought a house near Lynch burgh, Va., a year ago. He said h would go there to live when he i placed on the inactive list. Led Marines in Pacific. Before his appointment as com mandant, Gen. Vandegrift led th taiuuuo m mai me wiviciv/ii tu ui Guadalcanal campaign and, late the 1st Marine Amphibious Corf during the conquest of Bougainvilli He won both the Navy Cross an the Congressional Medal of Hone in the bloody fighting for Guadai canal, first of the stepping stone to Japan seized by American force; In leaving service, Gens. Vande grift and Clav will follow severs other top wartime leaders. Amon them are Gen. George C. Marshal former Army Chief of staff and no' Secretary of State, and Gen. H. > Arnold, former chief of the Arm Air Force. Gen. Dwight D. Eisen how'er, now Army Chief of Staf and Admiral Chester Nimitz. Chie of Naval Operations and forme Pacific Fleet commander, are du to retire soon. U. 5. to Purchase Tobaccc In Move to Stabilize Price ly th# Assoc«ot#d Pr#ss The Agriculture Department an nounced today it will enter the flue :ured tobacco auction markets i i move to stabilize grower prices. Prices have sagged since th British government announced las week it will buy no more tobacc this year. Britain is normally th largest single foreign customer fc American tobacco. Officials Indicated that the de partment will buy around $25,000 300 worth of the tobacco. Regular tobacco buyers will b authorized to act as agents for th Government’s buying program, whic will be financed by the Commodit Credit Corp. The Government wi say auction market prices. Officials said the quantity to b sought may run between 50.000,00 tnd 60.000.000 pounds. The Britts ■tad purchased about 70,000,00 sounds thig year, when their Gov :rnment announced that no mor purchases would be made becaus >f a shortage of dollars. Baltimore Synagogue's Interioi Left in Wreckage by Vandals By Associated Press BALTIMORE. Oct. 28.—Ohr Knes-1 set Israel Congregation's Synagogue was a sorry mess too’ay. Vandals wrecked the inside and destroyed its. sacred accoutrements last night. Charles Port, vice president of the congregation, discovered the depre dations at 7 a.m. He had come to the downtown sanctuary to say a prayer for his son, whose body was returned a ‘few days ago from a foreign cemetery for American war dead. Mr. Port was stunned by the wreckage in the church. He almost wept as he fingered the small black holy bag in which for 50 years he had kept his skull cap and stole. "They ripped my name and the Star oi uavia on ana soaxea 11 1 beer.’’ he cried. Two torahs—gold lettered fel pieces at the head of the altar lay in a puddle of beer. “They cost *1.600 each." said Sar Smolkin, president of the congrega tion. Testaments were strewn abou the floor, tapestries with the Sta of David were torn and twiste about the pews, candles wer crushed into the floor, salt an water were poured in the stov< empty whisky bottles were scattere about the room. Four times previously the syna gogue has been invaded. Two week ago thieves took *60 from a poo box but did no dama^ Democrats Plan Delegate Bonus For 'Solid South' States Won in 1946 To Get 4 Extra Each; 1,206 Total Is Seen By Gould Lincoln The Democratic National Com mittee, at its sessions opening here tomorrow, is expected to fix the number of delegates for the party’s national convention next year at 1.206, granting a bonus of four delegates to each State which went Democratic in the 1946 elections. This virtually means a bonus for the States of the "solid South." The delegate strength of the 1944 con vention was 1.176. Democrats of the South have felt, ever since the abolishment of the two-thirds rule for nominating can didates for President and Vice Pres ident, that they have had the short end of the stick, particularly in view of the fact that they have been the backbone of the party in good season and bad. The allocation of delegate strength to the various States, the District of Columbia and the territories has - been worked out tentatively and must be approved by the committee itself Hannegan Resignation First Topic. First on the agenda of the com mittee when it assembled at 11 am. in the Mayflower Hotel will be the submission of the resigna tion of National Chairman Robert E. Hannegan who has held this office since early in 1944. Mr. Hannegan, who will retain the cabinet post as Postmaster 1 | General, has recommended the »| election of Senator McGrath of Rhode Island as national chairman, ! with the approval of President ’Truman. McGrath’s election is I regarded as in the bag. II As soon as the new chairman has , been chosen, he will take over the r meeting. The selection of a site . and date for the 1949 national con : vention, and the fixing of the num : ber of delegates constitute the re r maining important business of the ; committee. The Republican Na | tional Convention will take place . the week of June 21. The practice ■, of the Democrats has been to hold t j their convention after that of the 31 Republicans, so the Democratic date i ; will be the last of June or the first r part of July in all probability. Delegation Coining Here. Philadelphia's bid for the Demo s cratic convention will be presented 1 by a delegation of 100 Philadel i rhians. headed by Republican Mayor Bernard Samuel. The Republican -National Convention already is e slated for the City of Brotherly -1 Love. The Philadelphians are Con Verging on Washington today, bring - ing with them a certified check for $200,000 to present to the commit r tee, and a guarantee of $50,000 more - for entertainment. >- muaunimv, wuiiaiw luuvu atn oi4£ — s gested that the cost of living could be removed from next year’s list of campaign issues, if both parties got together on a solution this winter. "j Just back from a European in ®!spection trip, the young New Eng lander unhesitatingly called emer ”! gency aid for the democracies of f I Western Europe the No. 1 problem ^ for the special session. r He told a press conference late yesterday the domestic price situa s Mon "certainly will be a dominant .’ issue in the campaign Mn 1948* j unless something is done before then ] to stabilize prices.” g May Promote Solution. 1J The man who has been chosen , by administration leaders to succeed [.[Postmaster General Hannegan at y j the helm of the Democratic organi - zation, continued: 'J "If both parties desire to give aid f | to Europe and both parties wish to r i remove prices as a dominant issue in e the campaign, there may be a i desire to get together on a solution." 1 He said he believes the Repubii cans have “more to fear from a 1 ; price spiral than we have, because they are the ones who said taking off restrictions would work.” In a further hint at a pcsoible bi partisan approach to inflation as well as foreign aid, he added such * an approach would not give Demo j crats an excuse to block any reason able solution offered by the other „ siae. ^ Observers on Capitol Hill were not j too optimistic, however, over th® e; possibility of the two parties seeing r eye to eye on the question of how to deal with the price issue. Crawford Urges Probe. While Senator McGrath was hold ing his press conference, Represen e tative Crawford. Republican, of e Michigan was addressing a letter to i all members of Congress, asking y oufiyw* c iui a it.wiuuwii UC Wifi J offer in the House next month to "investigate the inflationary policies e of the Truman administration.” uj Tlie Michigan Republican said h# '| <See DEMOCRATS, PageXXi ■ Malayan Bandit Chief « Killed in Police Raid ty the Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR. Malay States, * Oct. 28—Lee Loy, officially identified as a major bandit gang chief in the Malayan State of Selangor, was shot, and killed by police Monday. Chen Sang, a gang lieutenant, i also was killed and two gang mem bers were captured in a raid on a t jungle hideout. G. Beverley, chief . Selangor police officer, led the raid. Police said they found in the i hideout uniforms and caps bearing -|a star and a hammer and sickle insignia, which the officers said t was the insignia of what Lee Loy r | called the "Malayan Chinese i Peoples' Self-Defense Corps.” ill3 Missing as Boat Sinks ',I Mamtt.a O', 28 UP). -The Pnflip 5 pine Customs Bureau reported today that 13 Filipinos were missing in - ;the sinking of_a fishing boat, the • Lady Alda, off the Island of Mindoro, r south of Luzon, last night. Another vessel rescued 16 other*.