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When 5 Sunday*. 11.30. ® OJhJN 1 O Senators Delay Demand for List Of Big Traders, Decide to Submit Dispute to Vote in Both Houses -,. ♦ ~ Anderson Offers To Give Names To Committee BULLETIN The Senate Appropriations Committee today dropped its demand that Secretary Ander son give it names of big traders in grain and decided to ask Senate and House votes on whether it should have them. It was expected that both houses would attempt to act on such a resolution before ad journing tomorrow. By th« Associated Pres* Secretary of Agriculture An derson promised a Senate com mittee today to give it and the public a list of heavy traders in commodities “as .rapidly as we can gather the information and prepare the lists.” He told the Senate Appropriations Committee in a closed door session that “if your decision to demand the names remains unchanged” he will make them public as soon as Dossible. Mr. Anderson was questioned by the committee for 2 hours and 35 minutes in the closed session. Then reportesr were admitted and a stenographer read to them his record of what had been said. Won’t “Shield” Any One. The transcript recorded that Mr. Anderson had testified: "In the event that you as a com mittee, without further action by the Congress, insist on having the Menjou Crashes Gate At Closed Session, but Stays Only 10 Seconds A light touch was added to the Senate investigation of grain speculation today when Adolph Menjou, the movie ac tor, inadvertently got into a closed session of the Appropria tions Committee—for about 10 seconds. The committee had been closeted with Secretary of Agri culture Anderson for more than an hour when a Capitol police man escorted the actor through the crowd of reporters and spec tators waiting outside the closed committee room. With the police escort, Mrs Menjou stepped inside the door. Only a few seconds later it opened again and he stepped out smiling sheepishly. He told reporters he had only wanted to see-, the show. He said some of the committee members looked startled when they saw him at the .door. names and addresses of all trades along with the statistical informa tion called for in your subpoena, I _'ll mvedf Kc r>VlQr(TPrl with shielding any one by a re fusal to grant your request.” The committee served a subpoena on Mr. Anderson yesterday directing, him to appear before it this morning with all information he has on com modity trading. The group is in quiring into reports that Govern } ment “insiders” have profited from speculations in wheat and other commodities. Mr. Anderson’s remark about “shielding” apparently was a refer ence to statements by Harold E. Stassen, Republican presidential hopeful, that "insiders” have profited by trading in commodities. Secretary Anderson has stipu lated that if Congress formally calls on him to make public a list of heavy traders, then names of mem ber of Congress shall not be ex eluded. Again Urges Special Law. In testimony to the committee, the secretary urged again that Con gress approve a resolution calling on him to turn over the list. He said that would be the “easy, better method.” “All that is necessary is the pass ing of a joint resolution, which the President will approve,” Mr. An derson said. He contended that would preserve the proper relationship between the legislative and executive branches of the Government. His stand there raised a question whether Congress had constitu tional authority to subpoena infor (See SPECULATION, Page A-6.)' Gen. Lee to Be Retired For Disability Dec. 31 Bv the Associated Press The Army has issued orders for the retirement of Lt. Gen. John C. M. Lee, former .American com mander in Italy, on grounds of physical disability, effective Decem ber 31. Gen. Lee, whose administration In Italy was the subject of a series of critical newspaper columns by Robert Ruark, Scripps - Howard newspaper writer, several months ago, had applied for retirement be fore publication of the articles. The printed directive granting Gen. Lee’s retirement requested ap peared in routine Army orders to day. Army spokesmen told a re porter Gen. Lee has appeared be fore Army medical and retiring boards and has been found un qualified physically for further active duty. He has been a commissioned offi cer of the Army for 38 years. For purposes of his final physical ex amination, he has been assigned as a patient at Letterman General Hospital, the Presideio, San Fran cisco. AS ANDERSON ARRIVED—Secretary of Agriculture Anderson (left) speaks to Chairman Bridges of the Senate Appropriations Committee as he arrives at the committee hearing today. Nathan Koenig, executive assistant to Mr. Anderson, is in center. —AP Photo. Aid Bill Supporters Look to Senate for Restoration of Fund House Votes 88 Million Reduction in Relief and Also Slashes Army Money By J. A. O'Leary Supporters of the administra tion’s foreign policy .looked to the Senate today to restore at least part of the two deep cuts voted by the House late yester day in funds for overseas aid. The House reduced the allotment for stopgap winter assistance to France, Italy and Austria from the $597,000,000 figure both houses had authorized earlier in the week, to $509,000,000. The House also slashed the Army’s separate fund for expenses in the occupied zones of Germany, Japan and Korea from $490,000,000 to $230, 000,000. _ Both ‘items are in a $773,000,000 general appropriation bill which will be reviewed by the Senate Appropri Senate is expected to act on the measure tomorrow before Congress starts its Christmas recess. Increase Proposal Defeated, Friends of the President’s foreign policy offered only token resistance to the House cuts yesterday. Repre sentative Javits, Republican, of New York, a member of the House For eign Affairs Committee, moved to raise the European aid fund from $509,000,000 to $535,000,000, but was beaten on a voice vote. Although the enabling act signed by President Truman yesterday lists China as one of the countries eligible for stopgap aid, the budget Tsee FOREIGN,AID. Page A-6.) Princess Anne Leaves Lausanne for Denmark By the Associated Press LAUSANNE. Switzerland, Dec. 18. —Princess' Anne of Bourbon-Parma left by train today for Denmark without any official confirmation of reports that her engagement to King Mihai of Romania is imminent. Mihai escorted her to the station, accompanied by Queen Mother Helen of Romania and the Queen’s sister, the Duchess of Aosta. Mihai kissed his cousin before she boarded the train. The young King and his mother are scheduled to leave by rail to night for Romania. _ Progress on Treaty For Austria Hinted In Bevin's Report New Soviet Proposal May Be Put Forward Soon, He Tells Commons By th« Associated Press LONDON, Dec. 18.—Foreign Secretary Bevin blamed Russia’s “hostile propaganda’’ today for the breakdown of the Big Four Foreign Ministers’ Conference, but said Britain would “close no doors” in her effort to bring unity to Europe and peace to the world. * In a formal report to the House of Commons, he labeled as untrue Soviet accusations that the western powers are attempting to divide Europe and reaffirmed his opposi tion to a strong central German government, "one that can so easily again become a dictatorship. ” Austria Prospect Brighter. His message was brightened only by a reference to Austria. He told the British lawmakers that there is “an indication” that a new Russian vanced soon, and expressed hope it! | would lead to a peace settlement, i The Austrian treaty is under dis- j ! cussion by the Foreign Ministers’. * deputies. Dr. Karl Gruber, Austria’s For ! eign Minister, told newsmen here; : earlier there appeared to be real ] i hope for the first time that the Big Four would write an agreed treaty of peace and independence for his country. A British Foreign Office spokes man commented that discussion yesterday among the deputies over East-West differences in Austria was "encouraging and helpful.” Deputies to Meet Feb. 1. The deputies have adjourned to allow Russia’s H. K. Koktomov to submit concrete counter-proposals to a French compromise plan for settling the question of what cons (See BEVIN, Page A-6.) Butter Rises Again NEW YORK, Dec. 18 ((P).—Top grade butter commanded the high est price in history for the seoond day in a row today' on thev New York Mercantile Exchange, whole sale grade A A was quoted at 92'/2 cents a poun.' up % of a cent a pound from the previous peak es tablished yesterday. Grade A went up another l1^ cents to 90‘/2. Marshall Flying From London On Return From Big 4 Sessions By th« Associated Press LONDON, Dec. 18—Secretary of State Marshall took off at 5:10 p.m. (12:10 p.m. EST) today for a flight back to Washington from London, the scene of the latest Big Pour Foreign Ministers Conference. The Secretary was accompanied by the American Ambassador to London, Lewis W. Douglas, who had been a close adviser to the American delegation at the conference. T&e departure of Mr. Douglas re vived recent reports in London that he may be slated to assume some important post in the administra tion of the Marshall plan to aid the economic recovery of Western Eu ropean states. Gen. Marshall's plane, the Sacred Cow, formerly used by President Truman, departed after darkness had fallen. Fog and drizzle covered Southern England. President Truman will go to Na tional Airport tomorrow morning to greet Gen. Marshall. Press Secretary Charles G. Ross said Gen. Marshall is scheduled to arrive about 9 a.m. Gen. Marshall will have oppor tunity tomorrow night for a counter attack on Russian charges that the United States is to blame for the breakdown of the Big Four Foreign Ministers’ meeting in London. He will broadcast a report on the conference at 10 p.m. tomorrow. His speech is expected to fit into a determined new American policy of identifying and labeling Russian propagated falsehoods about this country's policies in an effort to keep the record straight before world public opinion. Undersecretary of State Lovett explained at a news conference late yesterday that this government will not be content hereafter to let ob vious falsehoods about it just lay where they fall. Mr. Lovett said the Soviet propa ganda machine is conducting malicious and distorted attacks against the United States, which could not be allowed to go un challenged. He added that he knew of no antidote except the truth and an extended program of identifying and labeling falsehoods as they arose as far as possible. Gen. Marshall’s speech tomorrow night. will be broadcast over the CBS, ABC and Mutual networks. The Voice of America shortwave broadcasts will repeat It in various languages. Senate Defeats Attempt to Put Teeth in Taft Bill Barkley Amendment For Controls on Scarce Goods Voted Down By the Associated Press The Senate today batted down a Democratic proposal to grant President Truman “mandatory” authority to require industry to parcel out scarce cost-of-living commodities. The Senate defeated an amend ment by Democratic Leader Barkley aj a tin cc-poim anu-umauon Din sponsored by Senator Taft, Republi can, of Ohio. The action may re sult in Democratic opposition which could prevent passage of the mea sure in the special session of Con gress. The vote against the Barklev amendment was 47 to 32. The Taft bill would authorize the President to consult with in dustry on voluntary agreements de signed to hold prices in line under temporary suspension of the anti trust laws. Senator Barkley wanted to give Mr. Truman power to issue orders and regulations which would compel such agreements. Senator Taft opposed Senator Barkley’s amendment on the ground it would “change the entire na ture” of his bill and “impose com pulsory controls over all industry." Three Cross Party Lines. The Ohioan said adoption would have made it “impossible” to pass the Republican bill before adjourn ment of the special session tomor row. Senator Barkley disagreed and said he does not believe "the Pres ident of the United States ought to be required to huckster among busi ness.” Three Senators crossed party lines in the test vote on the Barkley amendment. Senator Morse, Repub lican, of Oregon was the only mem ber of his party to support Senator Barkley’s proposal. Senators Byrd and Robertson, of Virginia, both Democrats, voted against the amend ment. senator ran tom reporters tne Senate would have to vote early in the afternoon on his bill to leave any chance that the House might reconsider the measure before Con gress adjourns tomorrow. Taft and Leaders Differ. On top of this was evidence that there may be a sharp division be tween Senator Taft and the House Republican leadership on whether Congress should act on any anti inflation issue now or consign the whole problem to the regular ses sion starting in January. Some House Republicans were said to be peeved at Senator Taft for bringing up the bill, similar in some respects to a measure which died in the House Monday when the required two-thirds majority re fused to consider it under a “gag” procedure blocking off all amend ments. These Republicans were said to feel the Democrats, who opposed the “take it or leave it” procedure solidly, must take the most of blame for failure to enact any legislation and that Senator Taft was simply lifting the' opposing party off the political hook. Hence there were indications that, even if the Senate should pass'the bill today, it would be bottled up in the House. Installment Curbs Restored. Earlier, the Senate had passed and sent to the House a measure which would restore Government controls over installment buying. The controls expired last Novem ber 1. But Chairman Wolcott* of the House Banking Committee said his group won’t be able to act on the measure until January. It was evi dent the House leadership had no desire to bring up a question that threatened to split the Republican ranks. Several GOP lawmakers have said they are opposed to new restrictions on installment buying, contending the effect is to deprive low-income groups of a chance to buy autos and other hard-to-get gUWVWi 21 Executed in Greece ATHENS, Dec. 18 (/P).—Twenty one persons convicted of subversive activities were executed today in Volos and in Salonika. V/hattheRussians Are Saying of Us . The Moscow radio, broadcasting in English to North America, said: “The committee on Un-Ameri can Activities of the House of Representatives has demanded the death sentence for America’s most popular stars, simply be cause they have espoused the lofty human ideals of peace, freedom and democracy. If an actor does not further the idea of atomic war, he cannot find work in America today. If he opposes racial discrimination, he is prosecuted. If he refuses to devote his talents to anti-Soviet activity, ha is threatened with imprisonment. All that is pro gressive and truly democratic in America has become seditious.” * _ I Knutson Offers New Tax Cut Bill With 10 to 58 Per Cent Slashes S’/i-Billion 'Veto Proof' Measure Would Strike 7 Million Persons From Rolls By the Associated Press A $5,600,000,000 income tax cutting biH which would strike 7,400,000 low income and elderly persons from the tax rolls was introduced today by Chairman Knutson of the House Ways and Means Committee. For the 47,000,000 other taxpayers the measure, referred to by its author as “veto proof,” proposes tax reductions ranging from 58 per cent in the lowest bracket to 10 per cent on higher incomes. Mr. Knutson, Minnesota Repub lican, said he expects the bill to be the first major business when Con gress reconvenes in January. The reductions would be retroactive to January 1. They would slash tax revenues by 11,600,000,000 more than the *4,000, 000,000 Knutson . measure which 'President Truman twice killed with vetoes earlier this year. Here is what the new bill would do: 1. Increase the present $500 per sonal exemption to $600, thus free ing 6,000,000 low income persons from tax paying and providing some reductions for all other taxpayers. This would reduce revenues by about $2,000,000,000. 2. Apply the “community prop erty’’ principle to all States, per mitting married couples to split the family income equally for tax re porting purposes in order to take advantage of lower surtax brackets. This principle now is applicable in a dozen States by local law. Gen eral application would cost the Treasury about $600,000,000. 3. Provide, in addition to the $100 added exemption and “community I (See TAXES, Page A-5.) Hartley to Name Group To Probe Printers and Publishers’ Disputes ' HouseSubcommitteeCould Subpoena Witnesses for 3-Day Session Here By the Associated Frees DETROIT, Dec. 18.—Repre sentative Hartley, Republican, of New Jersey said today that he will appoint a House subcommit tee to investigate the dispute in a number of cities between the AFL Typographical Union and newspaper publishers. He added that the fact-finding hearing would get under way soon and would probably not require more than three days for comple tion. Depending on the subcom mittee’s wishes. Mr. Hartley said, the hearing would probably be cen tered in Washington. Mr. Hartley’s action was an nounced after a telephone conversa tion with Senator Ball, Republican, of Minnesota concerning the possi bility of a joint congressional probe into the dispute which has led to newspaper strikes in Chicago and some other cities. The dispute has been defined by the union as centering around its wage demands. However, publishers accuse the ITU of refusing to sign a contract and seeking instead to substitute “conditions of employ ment" enabling the union to main tain the closed shop in defiance of the Taft-Hartley law. Could Recommend Law Changes. Mr. Hartley said that Senator Ball arivispri apainst. a inint. hparinp while the staff of the House-Senate committee was already engaged in following progress of a National La bor Relations Board hearing on the dispute. The New Jersey Republican said that he had therefore decided to proceed with the subcommittee drawn from the 25 members of his House Labor Committee. Mr. Hartley, declining to predict what the subcommittee might un cover, said it would be empowered to recommend new laws, alterations in existing laws including the Taft Hartley Act, or Justice Department action if the outcome justified any of these. Would Have Subpoena Power. The subcommittee would have the power of subpoena, he said, and would call representatives of the ITU, including President Woodruff Randolph, and publishers of news papers currently in dispute with the union. Mr. Hartley said he hoped to an nounce the makeup of the subcom mittee either in Detroit or follow ing his arrival in New York later today. Mr. Hartley came here from Chi cago where, he said, he had looked (See PRINTERS, Page~A^5j New Soviet Ambassador To Call on Lovett Today •y th« Associated Pr«ss Soviet Russia's new Ambassador to the United States, Alexander S. Panyushkin, arranged his first meeting today with American offi cials. The State Department an nounced he would call on Undersec retary Lovett at 3 pm. jChest Letter Appeals To Those Who Haven't Contributed as Yet Campaign Is 17% Short Of $3,900,000 Goal; Quick Response Urged The first of a series of special letters seeking contributions for the 1948 Community Chest Fed eration campaign from Wash ington area residents who have not yet given are being mailed from campaign headquarters, 1101 M street NW. The drive for $3,900,000 still is short by 17.84 per cent of the goal. “The campaign is failing,” the let ter states. “We have no margin for failure. Raising less than our goal means that in 1948 some families will go hungry or lack helpful care when needed; illness will be neglected; children will be denied essential care: young people will not have the programs needed for wholesome development. “These are not idle statements. They are simple truths.” Urges Prompt Donations. Signed by Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Edward H. Foley, jr„ campaign chairman, the letter points out the plea is meant only for those who have been missed' by campaign solicitors. , The campaign Executive Commit tee urged that prospective contrib utors not wait for the letter to reach them, but to mail in their conribu tions. “Remembei that although every (See CHEST, Page A-6.) Rejection of U. S. Pact By Panama Expected By tht Associated Press PANAMA CITY, Panama, Dec. 18. —Rejection by the National Assem bly of an agreement to lease the United States 14 Panama Canal de fense sites was regarded as a virtual certainty today, despite a presiden tial plea that it be ratified because a clash between democracy and communism “is imminent.” Milk Sales Drop 5 Pet. Here As Result of Price Increase Milk sales have dropped as much as 5 per cent as a result of the in crease of 1% cents a quart here since November 1, dairy officials disclosed today. Two of the city’s largest dairies reported declines of 3 and 5 per cent, respectively, while a Virginia dairy noted a "slight” decrease. One official said it appeared that ; consumer witnesses at October’s hearing on the price increase pro posal were right when they warned that consumption of milk would fall off. Dairies reported a small decline in butter sales. Top-grade home delivered butter is selling from 99 cents to $1.01 a pound. Dairies are selling the traditional egg nog mix at an all-time high of 89 cents a quart—an increase of about 9 cents over a year ago. - Dairymen attributed the high price to increased costs for both eggs and cream. It was explained that cream was being imported into Washington and, accordingly, was higher than locally produced cream, which is very scarce at this time of year. Not all food prices are going sky high, in the opinion of J. Walter Smith, executive secretary of the District Wholesale Fruit and Produce Association. He reported that wholesale prices of oranges were down 15 to 20 per cent from a year ago, while apples, pears "and grapefruit were off 10 per cent. The prices are being carried through to retail, Mr. Smith said. Dower prices of these commodities are caused by the large production, he added. Empire Apartments Wrecking Firm Hired; Work Starts Today Loss Put at $250,000; Search for 3 Missing Persons to Be Expedited (Pictures on Page B-l.) Work of clearing debris and removing three stories of the Empire Apartments, Ninth street and New York avenue, was scheduled to start today to ex pedite the search for three per sons lAissing since part of the seven-story building collapsed Tuesday. Death toll in the tragedy still stood at one, with another person in critical condition and eight others reported in “fair” condition at Emergency Hospital. Still reported missing by relatives were Ernest Dorsey, 44; Mrs. K. B. Van Sickler, 79, and Joseph Smith, husband of Mrs. Lena Smith, the critically injured person. The dead man was identified by fingerprints as George Patterson, 70. Wrecking Firm Employed. The Arrow Wrecking & Lumber Co. was employed shortly before noon to clean out the huge pile of wreckage that accumulated when a section of the building gave way, and to remove the roof and top three stories. George Papanicolas, attorney and brother of Nick Papanicolas, owner of the building, said they had esti mated the loss at $250,000. Nick Papanicolas told newsmen he had $150,000 fire, explosion, storm and bomb insurance and $20,000 general liability insurance. The building will be converted into one for offices only, eliminating 36 anarcment units in which about 150 persons were living at the time i bllC W BOH. A VO ilVlgiiK n*** mw leveled to that of two annexes ad joining on each side. Most of the interior remodeling- will be done in plywood. Work of clearing the debris was being held up only until safety in spectors of an insurance company arrived to set up safety require ments. Job to Take 4 to 6 Weeks. Jesse Kimball, first assistant Dis trict building inspector, said the wrecking and clearing would require a month to six weeks and that dur ing that time streets in front of the building would be closed to auto mobile and pedestrian traffic. He indicated that New York ave (See COLLAPSE, Page A-6.) Girl With Head Crushed Given 50-50 Chance to Live Seven-year-old Patricia Ann Crouch, who was found unconscious near her Mitchellville, Md., home early yesterday with the front of her head crushed in, today was given a 50-50 chance to live. Dr. John P. Murphy, who per formed an operation at Prince Georges General Hospital yesterday, said Patricia was still fighting for her life. Patricia was found yesterday about six hours after she was re ported missing Jjy her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Crouch. She ap parently had been kicked by a horse, her father said. About 100 searchers combed the area surrounding the Crouch farm. Truman Backs Auchincloss on Home Rule Plan Subcommittee Confers With President on Bill to Be'lntroduced President Truman today ex pressed approval “in principle” of the Auchincloss plan for home rule in the District, Representa tive Auchincloss, Republican, of New Jersey said after he and members of his Subcommittee on District Reorganization had con ferred with the President for nearly half an hour. Mr. Auchincloss said the Presi dent showed “deep interest” in the plan and the New Jersey Repre sentative added that “we leave the White House very much encouraged that our work is appreciated by the President if not by District of Co lumbia residents.” Representative Auchincloss said he expects to introduce legislation to provide for home rule shortly after the first of the year and that the Senate and House District Committees will hold joint hearings on the matter. Legislation to carry out the pro posals in the Auchincloss subcom mittee report is being drafted by legislative counsel, he explained. Truman’s Views Were Sought. Chairman Auchincloss said the meeting with the President was ar ranged today because members of the subcommittee wanted to get his views on the plan. Only one member of the District Reorganization Subcommittee. Rep resentative McMillan, Democrat, of South Carolina, was missing from the meeting today. Others who attended were Repre sentatives Jones, Democrat, of Ala bama; McGarvey, Republican, of Pennsylvania; Jones, Republican, of Washington; Allen, Republican, of California, and Deane, Democrat, of North Carolina, who arranged the meeting. Mr. Truman's views on home rule were expressed earlier in an official message to Congress January 31, 1946. The Chief Executive at that time said: “The District of Columbia, because of its special relation to the Federal Government, has been treated since 1800 as a dependent area. We should move toward a greater meas ure of local self-government con sistent with the constitutional status of the District. We should take ade quate steps to assure that citizens of the United States are not denied t.hpir franr.hlap mprplv Hpran«p t.htv reside at the Nation’s Capital.” Ball Favors Joint Hearings. Chairman Ball of the Home Rule Subcommittee of the Senate District Committee yesterday reported the majority of his unit favors the joint hearing arrangement—suggested as a congressional time-saver. Legislative experts now are whip ping into shape the first draft of a 200-page omnibus bill to carry out proposals of the Auchincloss report. When Congress reconvenes in January, it is expected duplicate bills will be introduced in both the House and Senate. Chairman Auch incloss of the House group hopes hearings can be started before the end of next month. Meeting Falls Through. The plan proposes an elected city council as the legislative body for the District but reserves veto pow j ers to congress and to the President. An informal meeting of the House and Senate Home Rule Subcommit tees had been scheduled for yester day afternoon, but Senate members were unable to attend because of the pressure of other Senate busi ness. Senator Ball, Republican of Minnesota, meeting later with Dr. George W. Galloway and Clarence M Pierce of the staff of the House subcommittee, said the majority of his unit favor joint hearings. He suggested they proceed with such arrangements, although formal action will have to be taken later. U. S. Convicts Six Germans Of Making War Materials Sy th« Associated Press j BERLIN, Dec. 18.—Six officials of ; the Berlin Askania Works were con j victed by an American military gov ernment court today of manufac turing and storing war materials in the American sector of the city in violation of Allied Control Council laws. It was the first trial of its kind in postwar Germany. The defendants, headed by Count Rudolf von Westarp, the company’s managing director, were charged wiui producing K.1110 tneoaouies, which were described by experts as instruments for studying the trajec tory and velocity of flying object* such as rocket missiles. The sentences were not immedi ately announced. Star Games Tickets On General Sale Tickets for The Evening Star Games at the National Guard Armory on January 3 are now on sale at a number of con venient points in downtown Washington. In addition to the business counter in the lobby of The Star Building, tickets are available at Irvings, Tenth and E streets N.W.; Andy Parkas Sports Shop, 2131 Pennsylvania ave nue N.W.; Kneessl and Adler’s, 822 Fifteenth street N.W.; the Junior Board of Commerce of fice in The Star Building, the Army-Navy Club and the Uni versity Club. Mail orders are being ac cepted in Room 724, The Even ing Star Building. Advance sale of the tickets, which are set at (4 for box seats, $3 for reserved seats and $2 for general admissions, has been heavy. Only about 4,200 seats can be sold because of the limited seating permitted in the Armory.