Rome Paper Reports
Allied Disposition of
99 Italian Warships
By th« Associated Pros*
ROME, Dec. 20.—The newspaper
Giorntle Della Serra published to
night a list showing the disposition
of 99 naval warcraft. The newspaper
said Allied paval experts had decided
on the distribution.
Russia, France, Yugoslavia, Greece
and the Netherlands will receive 97
of the war vessels, the newspaper
The other two are the battleships
Italia and Vittorio Veneto, which
were assigned respectively to the
United States and Breat Britain but
are being returned by those nations
to Italy for scrapping, it said.
The 28,000-ton battleship Giulio
Cesare will go to Russia, the article
The newspaper reported this dis
tribution of the other vessels Under
the peace treaty:
To Russia—The 9.000-ton cruiser
Duca D’Aosta: destroyers Fuciliere,
Mitragliere and Riboty; torpedo
boats Animoso and Ardimentoso;
<2 submarines, 7 motor torpedo boats,
'2 corvettes, 3 motor barges, the
square-rigged training ship Colombo,
the naval transport Montecuccoli,
5 tankers and 12 tugs.
To France—The 4.000-ton cruisers
Bcipione, Regelo and Pompeo; des
troyers Oriani, Artigliere, Legion
ario and Velite; torpedo boat For
tunale: two submarines; seven
motor torpedo boats; two corvettes;
three motor barges; one picket boat;
the naval transport Panigaglia; six
tankers; 12 tugs.
To Yugoslavia—the torpedo boats
Ariete, Indomito and Aliseo; two
mortor barges: six mine sweepers.
To Greece—the 9,000-ton crufser
Eugenio di Savoia.
The newspaper added that Eng
land. while renouncing its quota,
had asked Italy to turn over three,
motor torpedo boats to be presented
to the Netherlands in recognition
of its contribution to Allied naval
warfare in the Mediterranean.
"A modest gift,” II Glornale com
mented, “but, as one sees, at the
expense of someone else, which is
a curious conception of courtesy
Ex-Paratrooper Gets Life
In Year-Old Baby's Death
By th* Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio. Dec. 20.—The
32-year-old former paratrooper who
admitted killing year-old Stephen
Killeen by ramming a water hose
down the child's throat was sen
tenced to life in prison today.
Common Pleas Judge Myron B.
Gessaman ordered Thomas M. Craft
of Columbus committed to Lima
State Hospital for the criminal in
sane until he is cured of a psycho
neurosis from which alienists say
he is suffering.
If he is declared cured, he will be
transferred to Ohio Penitentiary for
the remainder of his life, the judge
Craft pleaded guilty to second de
gree murder in the death last April
16 of the infant son of his sister-in
law, Mrs. Maxine Killeen, who was
living in his home.
The State charged Craft took the
baby to the bathroom in a fit of
anger, rammed a rubber hose down
its throat and turned on the water
to silence its crying.
Psychiatrists at Lima Hospital
found Craft mentally 111.
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BEAGLE PUPPY, female, vicinity of Md.
ave and Buchanan st.. Hyattsville, Dec.
15. Reward. Call WA. 1.156._—22 _
BEDLINGTON TERRIER, gray, namtd
"Cyrano," tags; recently lost in i t., may
be injured. HI, 4102._—21
BIRD DOG, white with small balek spots,
one eye and ear black, collar. 'Bromos."
not friendly. Reward. RA. 1572. —22
CAT, yellow, bobtailed: north of Dupont
Circle; reward. Please call Adams .1382
CHANGE PURSE, red. lost Thursday, with
keys end change. Columbia road section;
reward. CO. 4177.
CHIHUAHUA, brown: reward. Return
2930 14th st n w\__ —21 __
COCKER SPANIEL, tan and white, male;
strayed from Erie st.. Berwyn. Md., Fri
day. Reward. TO. 6257. —21
COCKER, black, with white harness and
small anchor attached, name "Sailor
Boy"; lost Dec. 1; $100 reward. WO. 5302.
CORDE BAG. black, vicinity 3rd and
Shepherd n.w., containing glasses, bill
fold. fountain pen and other small arti
cles: Sat. eve.: reward. Call TA. 8777.
DISCHARGE PAPERS AND BOND, vicin
ity of Takoma Park. Reward. Call Sligo
2965, ask for JOE._ —21
DOG. Kerry blue, vicinity of Indian Spring
Country Club or Rockville. Md.. crippled
left hind lea. Has no tags or collar. Re
ward. Gaithersburg 149-J._—22
DOG. male, Boston terrier type, black
brindle; vicinity West Hyattsville. Call
DOG. gmall wire-haired terrier, tag No.'
3204, Md.; vie. of Southern ave. and Suit
land rd. s.e. Phone HI. 3038. _
EARRING, gold. Intricate design set with
5 small star sapphires and small diamonds.
Reward $25. RE^ 5600^ Ext. 2876. —21
EVENING PURSE, black. Kentucky Society
membership card. Buckner Blackerby; re
ward. Phone DE. 1891__
r oi DiacK corae nanaoag wun
name and 2123 Eye st. n.w. address con
tained therein welcome to money if bag
and the other contents are returned to
the desk._ *
FOX TERRIER, small, black, female, brown
spots over eyes, answer to name of 'Skip
py." Reward. TR. 7887. —21
FUR NECKPIECE, dark brown. 8 skint;
1022 Vermont ave. n.w. and Farragut
Square._Cali after 7 p.m. WI. 8641. —21
HANDBAG, brown leather, contains keys.
Identification and cash: lost December lfi,
on Mt. Pleasant streetcar. Reward. NO.
MISSES CHRISTMAS PRE8ENT, green
hooded coat in Morton's suit box and
wrapped in brown paper; lost from trunk
of cab between 18th st. n.w and 21st
st. n.e.; reward. Call TR. 8743. 32*
NOTARIAL SEAL, S. L. McLaurln, Dis
trict of Columbia, on Saturday. Dec. 20;
reward, NO. 7034. —22
PART SCOTCH TEHSri*. male, black with
some grey; 10 years old. active; lost Nov.
23rd. near 500 block A st a.e. on was
home to Kensington. Md ; reward. Call
PIN. large, gold, sunburst design, set with
diamonds and rubies; possibly In cab from
Kanr.'s to Conn, and L st.. 4:80 Thurs
day. Dec, 18. Reward. DE. 7595:_—28
RING, yellow gold, diamond and sapphire
get, bet. 4th and Penna. ave. s.e. and
Colonial Vlllacc. December 3. Reward.
CH. 2000. Eg., 797._21 *
TOT BOSTON TERRIER, old, ffl: lost from
322 Jefferson st. n.w. Call OE. 5,97._
WIRE'HAIRED TERRIER, female, 8 years
old. white lets, black saddle; lost Nov. 19
near 18th and Columbia rd. n.w. Reward.
HO. 8629._ —21
WALLET, lady's: contains driving permit
and cash; vicinity of 11th and F sts.. Sat.
evening, approx. 5:30; reward. WI i>46iI.
WEDDING BAND. 14 carat solid, plati
num pink and yellow gold, hand made.
*•« inch wide, get with 6 rubies ■« inch in
diameter: worth $250: lost on 14th st. ctr
between Irving end Eve st. n.w noon Fri
dgy; reward. EM. 4748._—28
WRIST WATCH, lady’s, diamond. Elfin;
vicinity 7tb and E sts. n.w.; Tueg. gfter
noon. Rewtrd. RE. 3991._—23
WRIST WATCH, diamond and platinum:
lost Friday, bet. Garflnekel's and Woodward
& Lothrop't. Reward. WI. 2508. —21
PITTSBURGH—ISLAND QUEEN RAISED—The blackened hull of the once proud "Island Queen” excursion boat was rasied by
workmen from the Monongahela river yesterday. The boat exploded and burned last September 11, killing 20 crew members.
15 Injured in Italy
As Labor Disorders
Break Out Again
By tht Associated Press
ROME, Dec. 20.—Fifteen per
sons were injured in new out
breaks of fighting in Italy’s labor
disorders today and Italians
faced the possibility of a spa
ghetti-less Christmas as the re
sult of a Communist-led na
tional strike of 300,000 food
Pope Pius in an encyclical urged
prayers the world over for the
abatement of social hates and
“tumults" which he said threaten
to "undermine and overturn the
very foundation of states." but gun
fire flared In Naples and rioting
i again broke out in Sicily.
| The trouble in Naples began when
workmen argued in front of an em
ployment office that a Christmas
unemployment dole was too small.
Both workers and police drew fire
arms, and five wounded were added
to tne long roll ot casualties in tne
last six weeks of disturbances.
Twenty-three have been killed in
Three Policemen Wounded.
Among the pounded today were
three police and two demonstrators.
Eight persons were wounded, in
cluding a carabinieri marshal, a
trooper, a policeman and five civil
ians, at Contrada Tramonta, near
Workers at Contrada Tramonta
erected roadblocks, cut communica
tion lines and then stoned police
and carabinieri who were approach
ing, Rome newspaper dispatches
said. The rioters then sacked the
local headquarters of the Uomo
Qualunque (common man) party.
The workers had gone on a gen
eral strike for a pay bonus and
The granting of a similar demand
ended a general strike at Trapani
in Sicily, after two strikers had been
injured, but a general walkout con
tinued at Gela, Sicily, and another
walkout was threatened at Messina,
In Treviseo, near Venice, agricul
tural workers demonstrated before
the prefecture, the provincial gov
ernment building, and stoned police
when the latter used tear gas against
Police reinforcements from Padua
helped scatter the demonstrators,
several of whom were arrested.
The nation-wide strike of food
handlers began this morning, but
there was hope it would be settled
before Monday. Labor Minister
Amintore Fanfani continued a long
series of conferences with the work
ers and food industry representa
tives in an effort to end a deadlock
in negotiations for a new labor con
The labor minister made no prog
ress with the workers and owners
in his latest session, which ended
shortly before midnight. , He called
another conference for tomorrow.
The strike, involving workers in
flour mills and food-processing fac
tories. including candv. Dastrv.
919 F llreer, n. w
II TtMl OF miMILITf
DOG. female, medium alee, brown, short
hair; near Poxhall rd Call WO. 2143.
WRIST WATCfiT man's, found in Stanton
station. Takoma Park. GX. 3700.
spaghetti and preserve plants, and
distilleries, appeared loaded with
more trouble for Premier Alclde de
Gasperi’s leftist-harried govern
ment than any of the assaults it
has yet confronted in the public
squares of the cities and the con
Bakers, milk distributors and ice
plants were exempted from the strike
call, but the strike of flour millers
threatened the bread as well as the
Sepral, the government’s food
control organization, announced
that distribution of the monthly
spaghetti ration would begin Mon
day in Rome province, but warned
it could not guarantee how long
supplies would last. Consequently
many Romans were preparing to
rush the spaghetti ration lines.
The communist-dominated Gen
eral Confederation of Labor declared
the strike would continue until the
workers’ demands were met.
Meanwhile, commercial workers in
Florence, in Northern Italy, voted
to walk out Monday.
Moose Fete 200 Children
About 200 children were enter
tained last night at a Christmas
party by Columbia Lodge No. 126,
Loyal Order of Moose, 2200 Twen
tieth street N.W. Twenty-five chil
dren from the Barney Neighborhood
House were among the guests.
Hartley Sure Inis Congress
Won't Change Labor Law
ly th« Auocioted Pr«i
DETROIT, Dec. 20 —In the opin
ion of the man who has been in the
legislative corner since the opening
bell, labor may as well abandon any
hope of an early knockout of the
Chairman Hartley, Republican, of
New Jersey, of the House Labor
Committee, predicts without quali
fication "this Congress will not
change the law.”
Nor, he added in a visit to Detroit
during the week, will anything be
yond a major change in the political
complexion of the House and Senate
give labor any hope ‘of repealing
He based his confidence on the
fact that some features of the
Talt-Hartley law received the ma
jority approval of Congress as long
ago as 1940.
“Even if the complexion of Con
gress were to change to a point as
far back as 1940," he maintained,
“there would still be a majority in
favor of this law.”
Mr. Hartley said the pressure for
repeal or revision of the law has
been the severest in his 20 years’!
experience in the House.
Boy, 12, Who Killed Sister
Sent to Mental Hospital
By the Associated Press
LAS ANIMAS, Colo., Doc. 30.—
Jimmy Melton, 12-year-old con
fessed slayer of his sister, was or
dered committed to Colorado Psy
chopathic Hospital today after his
counsel had entered a plea of not
guilty by reason of insanity.
District Attorney Gordon Allott of
Lamar lodged murder charges
against the boy today in the Decem-_
ber 14 shooting of 16-year-old Phyl
lis Marie Melton.
Judge Herschel Horn directed that
Jimmy be taken at once to the Den
ver Hospital which will keep him
under observation and report later
to the court.
If psychiatrists decide that he
could determine between right and
wrong at the time of the slaying he
will stand trial.
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