Stassen Aides Predict
230 Delegates on First
ly Mm AuocisMd Prm
PORTLAND. Me.. Jan. 31 — Aides
of Harold E. Stassen said today the
former Minnesota governor running
for the Republican presidential
nomination would have at least 330
delegates on tha first ballot at the
It takes 148 to get the nomina
The Stassen camp announced it
was counting on 17 of New England’s
30 delegates, with Mr. Stassen him
self listing Maine and Connecticut
as his two strongest states in the
He told reporters he expected to
win a majority of the eight dele
gates in New Hampshire’s presi
dential preference primary March
3 — Important as it is the first
primary in the Nation.
Mr. Stassen appeared confident
during his five-day tour of northern
New England and at the end told
"I would not change places with
any other candidate at the moment.’’
He did not elaborate.
He clearly appeared to be count
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the “Draft-Eisenhower” movement
■winging to his banner — and went
out of his way to cultivate this sup
port along with the favor of the
younger Republicans and veterans.
Parries Vice President Queries.
Mr. Stassen said he was return
ing for a quick last-minute bid for
the New Hampshire vote just be
fore the primary — but indicated
his plans were dependent somewhat
on what Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of
New York did in the state.
After leaving for a weekend rest
with his family in Minnesota, Mr.
Stassen said he would next cam
paign in Wisconsin.
Asked whether he would accept
the vice-presidential nomination if
he failed to win the top place on
the ticket, Mr. Stassen always re
plied with a smile:
“I am running for the presidential
U.S., British Historians
To Discuss War Data
Distinguished historians of this
country and the British Common
wealth will begin a four-day meet
ing Tuesday at the Pentagon with
the Army Historical Division to ex
change ideas and information on
the writing of official World War II
Representatives of the historical
agencies of Great Britain, Canada,
New Zealand, Australia and South
Africa will attend along with United
States Navy and Air Force histo
Dr. Kent Roberts Greenfield, for
mer chairman of the history depart
ment of John Hopkins University
and now head of the Army’s his
torians, said the meeting would in
sure a high degree of accuracy in
the finished works. The Army plans
a World War II history of 99 vol
umes, the first of ivhich already
has been released.
Maj. Gen. Harry J. Malony, chief
of the Historical Division, will open
the meeting. Secretary of the Army
Royall will speak on Wednesday and
Gen. Eisenhower on Friday.
Those attending will include Brig.
Gen. Francis Latham, Dr. J. R. M.
Butler and Dr. J. C. Nermey, all of
Ureal xjniauA, 1^01. i/. r. a Lntcv,
Lt. Col. G. W. L. Nicholson and Dr.
Fred H. Hitchins, Canada; Maj.
Gen. Howard Karl Kippenberger
and Col. Monty C. Fairbrother, New
Zealand; John Balfour, Australia,
and Lt. Col. J. A. I. Agar-Hamilton,
Dr. Frazier Becomes Head
Of American Sociologists
Dr. E. Franklin Frazier, head of
the department of zociology at
Howard University, yesterday be
gan his duties as president of the
American Sociological Society, Dr.
James M. Nabrit, jr„ secretary of
the university, announced.
Dr. Frazier is the first Negro to
hold that office. A former president
of the District chapter of the so
ciety and first vice-president of the
national organization last year, he
was elected president at the society’s
annual meeting in New York City
Since 1924 Dr. Frazier has been
at Howard University. Previously
he taught at Tuskegee Institute and
several other schools. He has writ
ten books and articles based on
sociological studies dealing especial
ly with Negro family conditions. Dr.
Frazier, a native of Baltimore, was
graduated from Howard In 1916.
He received his Ph.D degree at the
University of Chicago.
Howard Named Head
Of Easter Drive for
Albert W. Howard, president of
the Firemen’s Insurance Co. of
Washington, has been named to
head the 15th annual Easter seal
Campaign for crippled children in
the District, it was announced
The drive, sponsored by the Dis
trict Society for Crippled Children,
is part of a nation wide campaign
to provide funds for services tar
handicapped persons. The District
Society is one of more than 2,000
units which are members of the Na
tional Society for Crippled Children
and Adults, Inc.
Mrs. Beulah Drake, president of
the local organization, said the
sale would open this year on Febru
ary II and end on Eaater Sunday,
Many Aided Last Tear.
The District society was able to
providi services for large numbers
of handicapped children last year
because “thousands of residents of
this community bought Easter
Seals,” Mrs. Drake said.
“These services included cerebral
palsy clinic, physical therapy;
speech training, psychological serv
ices, nursery school and kindergar
ten experience and many weeks
of summer camp,” she declared,
“Scores of graduate nurses had
special training in an orthopedic
nursing course at a nationally
known university. The program
was expanded during the past year
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to Include a curative workshop and
"The District Society for Crippled
Children serves all who are in need,
regardless of race or creed. We do
not duplicate the services of any
other agency, public or private, and
•-•ur program is designed to fill the
unmet needs of crippled children in
Campaign Committee Named.
Mr. Howard has named the fol
lowlng committee to serve in the
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