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Of Czech Schools With Work-or-Study Rule by th« Associated Press PRAGUE, Mar. 16. — Czechoslo vakia’s Communist-controlled gov ernment set out today to revamp the Czechoslovak school system—with a work-or-study rule for 15-year-olds. The Communist education min ister, Zdenek Nejedly, announced the new program last night at a party meeting in Brno. He said re ligious schools will not be affected. Nejedly said there will be com pulsory kindergarten lor children from 5 to 6; a lower grade school to the age of 11, and a state high school for those up to 15. At 15, those who cannot pass strict schol arship tests will have to go to work in trades or'■industry. Some Church Schools Allowed. Those who pass will continue into higher education, the minister said. Members of his staff said today the question of church schools was not yet touched on in the rough draft of a new education law. They said it was “certain” churches would continue to have their own schools and to regulate religious instruction in the state schools. The future of British, French and Soviet Russian schools in Prague was not known. They may continue as private schools, a ministry spokes man said, or they may. be allowed to continue under cultural agree ments with other nations. Backed by Czech Bishop. In the meantime, a cleric with a following of about 1,000,000 persons in the country announced that his church supports the new government of Communist Premier Klement Gottwald. He is Dr. Miroslav Novak, bishop of the Czechoslovak church, a half Protestant, half-state church or ganized in 1920. Dr. Antonin Gregor, minister of foreign trade, reiterated in a speech at a party rally that Russia had saved Czechoslovakia from famine by her recent grain shipments. Group Objects to Wording Of Anti-Subversive Clause The Chillum Heights Citizens’ As sociation last night objected to the wording of the proposed "antisub versive” amendment to the'Federa tion of Citizens’ Associations consti tution but agreed with the action In principle. A motion to disapprove the change was introduced by W. A. Olson, delegate to the Federation, who termed it a “dangerous procedure.” He objected to a proposal to expel an association simply on the ground that a delegate or officer might be a member of a subversive organiza tion. “Subversives are not necessarily members of a subversive organiza tion, and members of such an or ganization are not always subver sive,” he said. After defeat of a motion to table action on the amendment, a substi tute resolution which included ap proval of the action "in principle” was advanced by Thomas W. Joy, 6628 Eastern avenue N.W. This resolution was passed. The meeting was held in the Luther Rice Memorial Baptist Church, 5301 North Capitol street and was conducted by Roy L. Burge, president. Three More Enter Maryland Race for Congress Seats By the Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md., Mar. 16.— Three new congressional candidates entered the Maryland primary race officially yseterday, but so far only one Representative—Hugh A. Meade —has field a certificate of candidacy. Secretary of State Bertram L. Boone II, reminded candidates that they must file by April 1 to be eli gible. Lawrence P. Boyce, Glencoe real estate man, filed yesterday in the 2nd congressional district, bringing to five the Democratic contestants here. Philemon B. Coulter, Baltimore, filed for the Democratic race in the 4th district. In the 6th district, Thomas O’Connell, Silver Spring, filed his certificate—the first in the district. So far no one has filed in the 5th district, where Democratic Repre sentative Sasscer now holds office. St. Paul's Academy Girl Wins Dunbarton Award Miss Barbara Greenwell. 16, of St. Paul’s Academy yesterday won the founder’s scholarship competi tion examin*tion of Dunbarton Col lege of Holy Cross, 2935 Upton street N.W., the college announced. The annual competition awards the winner a four-year scholarship at Dunbarton. The examination was held February 28. Runner up in the contest was Miss Jacquelyn Downey, It, of Notre Dame Academy. "lost: _ BILLFOLD, black, zlp-around; reward. 1416 R st. n.w.. Apt. 46, MI. 6804. —16 BILLFOLD lady’s, red. March 16, at the Arcadia Ballroom. Contents valuable only to owner. Reward. Hillside 3308. BLACK ZIPPEK CASE, contains personal and Army papers; liberal reward. PAUL BACKUS, sir., 901 13th n.w„ ME, 7232. » CAMEO PENDANT, woman’s head on pink shell background; sentimental value; gitt RE. 3726.|16* DIAMOND. Tiffany setting to ring; gen erous reward. Call Michigan 2418, —17 EARRING, aqua green stone, surrounded by rhinestones; sentimental value. Call TA. 1578 after 5 p.m.—18 ENGLISH SETTER, white, With black ears, vicinity of Chevy Chase; reward. I. C. MURRAY, WO. 6807. 6725 Utah ave. n w. ___—17 FOX TERRIER, white and tan, •Pal." APA tag 626; car accident, strayed, Mon. 7 p.m- 17th and Banning. LU. 9463. —18 GOLD TIE CHAIN. Saturday. March. 6, in or near Ritchie Coliseum University of Maryland: initials, “J. J. W. O.”; reward. Call Woodley 2199. —18 POINTER DOGS (2); lost vicinity New York ave. and Bladensburg rd.: 1 black and white male, 1 live» and white female. Reward. Call WI. 6696._-—16 W ALLET, black silk, red lining, contain ing around $30; money order to Wood ward St Lothrop, dated Mar. 11, 1948; please return to MARIE BROWN. 222 Maple ave.. Takoma Park, Md., Apt. 2, SL. 9062.—16 WALLET, man's, brown leather, contain ldentificatlon papers and $37. initialed "A. A. A." Please call AUBREY A. ARNN, GE. 0403._ WATCH, lady’s Bulova, lost Sat., vie. Greyhound Bus Terminal, on bus, or nr. Decatur Heights, Md. WA. 1832, WATCH, lady's Elgin; lapel pin, old style closed case: lost in or near Woodward & Lothrop's Bethesda store, Wed.; keep sake; reward. WI. 6146._ —17 WILL FINDER of lady's black purse, with valuable papers and photos, please call RA. 1985. MRS. STRICKLAND. _ REWARD for return of small brown change purse, containing money and door key: urgently needed; lost Sun. morning about 11 a m., on Navy Yard and Fla. ave. car. Call AD. 4437 anytime or MI. 7130 after 6:30 P.m. FOUND. DOG, red cocker spaniel, found in Mont gomery County. WI. 3281. _ DOG. black. Dachshund, found in Mont gomery County. WI, 3281. EYEGLASSES, nr. 17th and Pa. ave. n.w. Sterling 7373. Xxt. 13, until 3 p.m. Tues day. any time Wednesday. v NEW YORK.—BOTH CLAIM U. N. POST—Jan Papanek shown as he entered his office on Broadway yesterday, continuing to maintain that he represents the rightful government of Czech slovakia in the United Nations, Vladimir Houdek, named by the Prague government as its new delegate, explained his position at his offices in New York. The picture on the wall is that of President Benes of Czecho slovakia. —AP Wirephotos. D. C. Irish Will Mark St. Patrick's Day at Parties and Banquets Dances, parties and banquets ■will high light tomorrow’s celebration of St. Patrick’s Day by Washington’s Irish and other elements of the population who will wear the green anyway. The District will see no parade, such as features the annual cele bration in New York, but Kelly green ties, clay pipes and shamrocks will be in evidence. The Irish War Veterans will be out in their bright green uniforms at 11 am. tomorrow for the annual ceremonies at the Commodore John Barry statue in Franklin Park. Representative McMillan, Democrat, of South Carolina, a member of Post 17; National Commander George L. Cassiday and Commander Allen K. Hines will speak. From there, the Irish veterans will go to Arlington Cemetery to lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.' Post 17 will wind up its celebration at a dance in the Wardman Park Hotel tomorrow night to the strains of music from the Emerald Isle. Green ties will be optional at the St. Patrick’s Day party of the Dis trict of Columbia Trucking Associa tion at noon tomorrow in the May flower Hotel’s east room. The National Press Club will hold its St. Patrick’s Day dance at 10 p.m. Saturday. Cushing Camp No. 30, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and Ladies’ Auxiliary No. 4 will hold a St. Patrick’s Day party at 8 p.m. Friday in their headquarters, 418 Washington Loan & Trust Co. Building, Ninth and F street N.W. At 9 o'clock tonight the National Capital Detachment of the Marine Corps League will hold a * St. Patrick’s eve dance at 223 Third street S.E. Many other groups have arranged parties between now and the end of the week. Burning of Records Laid To Flunking Students By the Associated Press LUDLOW, Mass., Mar. 16.—Stu dents who failed to make passing grades were blamed today for burn ing all scholastic records in the office of a high school principal. Principal John J. Millane said, however, their office floor bonfire was of no avail as there are dupli cate records. A State police lieutenant called a general assembly of senior and junior high school boys yesterday. He asked the guilty parties to “give themselves up.” No'one responded. Dr. William E. Lyman Dies; Was Retired Theologian By th« Associated Press LYNCHBURG, Va., Mar. 16.—Dr. William Eugene Lyman, 75, theolo gian emeritus of philosophy of re ligion at Union Theological Sem inary, New York, died yesterday. Dr. Lyman taught in the New York City Seminary from 1918 to 1940. He had lived at Sweet Briar College since his retirement. His widow, Dr. May Ely Lyman is dean and professor of religion at Sweet Briar. They were married in 1926. Author of numerous books and articles in the field of theology. Dr. Lyman held degrees from Amherst, Yale and Bowdoin. Funeral services will be conducted in the Sweet Briar College chapel at 11:15 a.m. Burial tomorrow will be at Cummington, Mass., birth place and home of Dr. Lyman. Little Chance Is Seen For Russia to Block Probe of Czech Coup •y th* Associated Press LAKE SUCCESS, Mar. 16.—Russia appeared today to have little chance of blocking a Unlted'Nations airing of the Communist coup in Czecho slovakia. The test comes tomorrow when the Security Council meets to decide whether to place on its calendar a Chilean proposal for a Council in vestigation of Russia’s role in the Czechoslovak upset. Informed quarters expressed be lief that Chile’s move would get the necessary seven of the Council’s 11 votes to assure a full debate. Gromyko Remains Silent. The United States, Britain, Prance and Belgium were reported definitely ready to vote for admission of Chile’s complaint against Russia to the agenda. Only three other votes would have to be lined up from the remaining seven delegations. Soviet Delegates Andrei a. Gro myko continued silent on the Czech oslovak question, but there was lit tle doubt among other delegates that he would fight bitterly to keep the issue off the Council’s calendar. The veto does not apply on a pro cedural question. The problem was complicated by the rival claims of two men to be Czechoslovakia’s delegate to the U. N. Jan Papanek, friend of the dead Jan Masaryk, was fired last week after filing a complaint here charg ing Russian complicity in the Czechoslovak coup. He refused to quit, but the Prague government yesterday designated Vladimir Hou dek, a member of Czechoslovakia’s Washington Embassy, to replace him. Papanek Holds to Offices. Dr. Papanek refused to surrender the delegation’s offices, at 1775 Broadway, in New York. Mr. Hou dek, described by Dr. Papanek as a Communist, set up temporary head quarters at the Czechoslovak con sulate across the street from the Papanek-occupied offices. He an swered reporters’ questions with “no comment." Their rival claims may be injected into the Security Council debate. Chilean Delegates Hernan Santa Cruz already has indicated he would insist on Dr. Papanek being heard either as delegate or as an inter ested person. U. N. officials, how ever, have recognized Mr. Houdek as the official delegate. Mrs. Blanche A. Flynn Dies; D. C. Resident 50 Years Mrs. Blanche A. Flynn, 78, Wash ington resident for more than 50 years, died yesterday at her home, 325 A street N.E., after a three week illness. Mrs. Flynn was the widow of Jo sept A. Flynn, stationmaster of Union Station for many years. He died 25 years ago. Mrs. Flynn was born in Lunenburg County, Va., but shortly afterward her family moved to Richmond. She came to Washington about 1897 and had lived here since. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Russell W. Brown and Mrs. Richard F. Stiles, both of Washington; a brother, Andrew Burke, Richmond; a grandson, Donald Richard Stiles; a granddaughter, Mrs. Doris Beall, and a great-grandson, Eugene Rus sell Beall. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Lee funeral home, Fourth and Massachusetts avenue N.E., with burial in Congres sional Cemetery. Stafford G. 0. P. to Meet FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (Spe cial) Mar. 15—A meeting to reor ganize the Stafford County Republi can Party and to elect delegates to the 8th congressional district meet ing in Culpepper March 26 will be held at Stafford Courthouse at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. U. S. Envoy Planned 'Rightist' CzecKCoup, Wallace Charges ty Hm Aisotiatsd Pr«M NEW YORK, Mar. 16.—Henry A. Wallace says American Ambassador Laurence E. Steinhardt, ‘‘thinking he was assisting in ousting the left from the government” of Czecho slovakia, issued a statement the day before the Communist coup in that country. . The ambassador's statement was made “hoping to precipitate a cris is,” Mr. Wallace said yesterday at a press conference, and he intimated that there then came a ‘‘rightist coup” which backfired. (In Prague, Mr. Steinhardt said today he would not ‘‘digni fy Mr. Wallace’s statement with any comment.”) Mr. Wallace, who has been ad vocating a fight for world peace in his third party campaign for the presidency, said war talk in the United States “has reached a height I have never seen in time of peace.” He said he and his supporters are “very deeply concerned about the war hysteria being generated in this country in recent months.” v Saying he has heard “rumors and statements” about compulsory mili tary service, Mr. Wallace declared "we should have a right to know whether draft boards are going to be set up again.” “Is it because we really want a war to start?” he asked. “I can’t believe it. If not, why rattle the saber in this way?” “The new party is doing every thing possible to stop this war hvsteria.” he said. Reburial Rites Scheduled For Marine Corpl. J. A. Tull Graveside services for Marine Corpl. Joseph A. Tull, 25, who was killed October 20, 1944, in the last few days of the battle for Peleliu, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday iij Arl ington Cemetery. A native of Alexandria, Corpl. Tull was serving with the Seventh Regiment of the First Marine Di vision. He was fatally wounded less than a week before his regiment was relieved by the Army and sent to a rest area. He was an apprentice plumber be fore joining the marines in 1942 and was graduated from George Wash ington High School. He was a mem ber of the Holy Name Society of St. Rita’s Catholic Church and a mem ber of Fitzgerald Council No. 459, Knights of Columbus. Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Tull, 318 East Windsor avenue, Alexandria; three brothers, Anthony Tull and Richard Tull, both of Washington, and Edward Tull, of Papjima City, Fla.; two half sisters, Miss Camille DeLane, of Al exandria, and Mrs. Rose Butler, of Colonial Beach, Va„ and a half brother, Francis DeLane, of Alex andria. Fatal Stabbing of Clerk Is Held Accidental A coroner’s jury, yesterday re turned a verdict of accidental death in the fatal stabbing March 6 of a clerk in the GW food shop, 1031 Seventeenth street N.W. The clerk, David Crumpton, 88, colored, 1629 O street N.W., died yesterday at Gallinger Hospital of chest and stomach wounds. The Jury ruled that Crumpton had been accidentally stabbed by an other employe at the shop, William Jefferson, 31, of 36 I street N.W., in a struggle for possession of a knife held by Crumpton. Both men were cut in the struggle. Each previously had been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. Paul Mantz Plans Flights to Coax Pain From Clouds •y the Associated Press BURBANK, Calif., Mar. 16.—Paul Wants, who wins air races, does movie stunt flying, sets speed rec ords and transports wedding-bound celebrities with equal facility, is a rainmaker now. He announced that he and three partners have formed Weather-Air, Inc., for the purpose of coaxing likely looking clouds to spill mois ture, specifically for the Salt River Valley Users’ Association of Ari zona. The two-time winner of the Ben dix air race said they have done it twice successfully, commenting that "I think we’ve approached this on a scientific basis. The thing seems to be to catch a cloud before it goes by, then give it a shot of dry ice or silver iodide before it gets away or dLsnerses if.cplf ” Milwaukee Votes Today On t5 Mayor Candidates By the Associated Press MILWAUKEE, Mar. 16.—A for mer follies girl and a Communist are among the 15 candidates for Mayor of Milwaukee in today's city primary election. The former follies girl, Mrs. Ruth Froemming, and the Communist, Sigmund Eisenscher, are not rated a chance to be among the two to be chosen for a run-off election. Daniel W. Hoan, veteran Socialist who was Milwaukee’s Mayor for 24 years, also is a candidate. This time, however, he’s running as an independent and one of his chief toes is Socialist Frank Zeidler. Mr. Zeidler is a brother of the late Carl Zeidler, who ousted Mr. Hoan in 1940. Carl Zeidler, who was not a Socialist, was lost at sea while serving in the Navy dur ing the war. Other candidates are Sheriff George M. Hanley, Henry S. Reuss, August B. Priegel, John J. Fleming, Charles Mazurek, Arthur S. Ehr mann, Henry W. Maier, George S. Skramstad, Louis R. Schmaus, James Boulton and Russell de Marks. Mayor John Bohn, 80, former City Council president who suc ceeded Mr. Zeidler, is not seeking election. First Trial of Fierst To Be in Baltimore For Payroll Robbery •y th« Associated Press BALTIMORE, Hiar. 16.—Mack Wil son Fierst, 37, who is accused of murder, payroll holdups and robbery in the District, Maryland and Vir ginia, will be tried first in Baltimore. State's Attorney J. Bernard Wells announced yesterday that the for mer Alcatraz prisoner would be taken' into Baltimore Criminal Court on charges of participating in the $3,269 payroll robbery at Me chanical Contractors, Inc., here last year. Mr. Wells said this move will give Howard County, Md., more time to complete its investigation into a murder charge against Fierst. A warrant was sworn out last week accusing him of killing Hunter C. Lewis, 47, an ex-^onvict. Two news papermen discovered Lewis’ body in a clump of woods near Laurel. Fierst also is accused in the Darby Printing Co. payroll robbery, Wash ington. The Federal Bureau of In vestigation reported that its Rich mond office said Fierst was wanted there on a charge of unlawful flight to prevent prosecution for robbery. Miss Overell Pays Fine LOS ANGELES, Mar. 16 (£>).— Louise Overell paid a $100 fine yes terday for misdemeanor hit-run driving. Miss Overell, heiress to the estate of her parents, for whose death she was tried and acquitted, failed to stop after a traffic accident last December 31. She had the al ternative of paying the fine or serving 10 days in jail. TOM’S Means Service! ■ ■ ■ TOM’S AUTO SERVICE Chrysler-Plymouth j Direct Factory Dealer 635 N St. N.W. Ml. 2400 i 1 WHY NOT? It eotts no more to park at the Capital Garage New York Avenue between 13th end 14th Leave your ear at May flower Motori on your way in . . . pick it up on / AAUINTAUIN \ SSJSTJn: I Uwfill I Willi \ drive. All makei repaired • I B| a 1 the famous Mayflower • while you work; r,ght' \ or shoo! ' 4 jm "Tang o' the Sea" Food S WEDNESDAY SPECIAL jj | Hot Sea Food I PLATTER I P- A taste-tempting platter I which includes fish chowder, 1 filet of sole, crab cake, seal- 1 lops, French fried potatoes, | tartar sauce, cole siaw, rum I bun, bread and butter, cof- | fee or tea. Served from AA^ 11:30 a.m. KUC to midnite STEAKS AND CHOPS THOS. A. 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