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Manned almost wholly by crews toughened in the battle over Japan and Germany, the B-29s settled down at three fields on the edge of East Anglia, where the 8th Air Force organized its smashing blows against the Nazis. The planes flew with guns loaded, and gunners unloaded them as soon , as the craft landed. On arrival, the B-29s came under command of Lt. Gen. Curtis E. Lemay, who directed the Super Fortresses when they bombed Japan out of the war. Gen. Le May said in Wiesbaden, Germany, that the planes will en gage in simulated bombing missions. He added they probably will land at American air bases In Germany "from time to time.” 30 Other B-29s in Germany. The Air Force now has about 30 Other B-29s based at its huge air field at Fuerstenfeldbruck in South ern Germany. Sixteen jet fighters are expected to arrive in Germany next week. The jets, en route' from Selfridge Field, Mich., are stalled by bad weather at Goose Bay. Labrador. Planes from the 307th Group of Macdill Field, Fla., arriving by way of Bermuda, began touching down at Marham Field at 5:35 a.m., those from the 28th Group coming from Rapid City, S. Dak., by way of Goose Bay began arriving at 7:20 a.m. The first plane to reach Scamp ton carried Col. John B. Henry, com mander of the 28th Bomber Group. The plane was manned by the crew of 1st Lt. William R. McDonald of Detroit, who said, “My crew are 100 per cent veterans of combat and so are most of the others coming over.” Joint Maneuvers Planned. The crews arriving in Scampton were greeted by Lt. Col. Daniel E. Hawes of Rose Hill, N. C., deputy commander of the United States B-29 base at Furstenfeldbruck, near Munich. He said the groups will be ac companied by two to five C-54 cargo ships each carrying ground crews and equipment. He said each B-29 has an 11-man crew aboard plus 9 or 10 spare members or ground personnel. Col. Hawes said the B-29s will probably take part in joint maneu vers with the RAF during the stay of two to four weeks in Britain. "As far as I know they will not be based on the continent during any part of this stay,* he added. "Our bases at Furstenfeldbruck is the only one in Europe outside England which could handle these airplanes.” Planes Are Operational. The 28th Air Group will be based during the stay at this active RAF station which has a main runway of 1,960 yards along. The 307th will be split up between Marham and Waddington, which also have run ways long enough to accommodate big bombers. During the war all three fields were used by Lancasters, which car ried heavy bomb loads to Germany. The British Press Association quoted Col. Henry, a resident of Charlotte, Tex., as saying, “We are operational, but we are not primed and cocked.” It quoted him also as saying. “We have had nothing to do with atomic bombs.”_ Police Hunt for Soldier After 'Good-by' Message Washington police and Army in vestigators were searching today for a young soldier from Fort Myer who telegraphed his commanding officer that he could “no longer stand the stress and strain. He added "good-by.” The telegram was received about 10 o'clock last night by Capt. Del Perkins, commanding officer of the Ceremonial Detachment at Fort Myer. He notified Army authori ties and police. The soldier, a 19-year-old private, had been under treatment of psy chiatrists, but not hospitalized, ac cording to Fort Myer authorities. The telegram was sent from Washington. 17 Suffer Burns as Bus AndTrailerTruck Collide By »h« Associated Press CHICAGO, July 17.—Seventeen persons were injured today when a Chicago-bound Greyhound bus and a trailer truck collided and burned on the far South Side. None of the victims was hurt seri ously, but many were burned as they fled the bus from a rear door after the front door jammed. A 90-gallon gasoline tank on the truck exploded, enveloping the front part of the bus and the entire truck cab in flames. James H. Madden, 25, the bus driver, was burned on the face and head. The truck driver, Kenneth Arbuckle, 86, of Indianapolis, suffered body bruises. « B-29 GROUP COMMANDER WELCOMED IN ENGLAND—Col. John B. Henry (center), commander of the U, S. Air Force 28th Bomber Group, was welcomed today by Air Vice Marshal Charles E. N. Guest (right), after landing at Scampton, England, with the first of 60 B-29 bombers. At left is Lt. Col. Kenneth Steele, squadron commander. (Other picture on Page A-2.) —AP Wirephoto via radio from London. - ---——-I Reds Put More Planes Into Berlin Corridors To Harass Air Traffic Tell Germans That U. S. Won't Dare Risk War To Break Blockade By the Associated Press BERLIN, July 17.—The Rus sians sent up their greatest number of planes in recent days into the American and British air corridors between Berlin and Western Germany. The Soviets said some of their aircraft would be on blind flying practice in the heavily clouded skies. At the.same time, the official So viet press told the German people the United States would not dare to risk war to break the blockade of Berlin because the United States fears Russia and her allies are too powerful. t The sending up of Soviet planes into the air corridors was appar ently part of the Soviet tactics of harassing the British and Ameri cans in their attempt to break the Berlin blockade. American operations officers said the Russians had sent a warning of greater Soviet activity today in the corridors used by -hundreds of American and British planes daily carrying supplies to more than 2.000,000 residents of Western Eerlin. « That the move did not Impede the British-American effort was seen in this statement of the opera (See BERLIN, Page A-3.) Capital of Philippines Shifted to Quezon City By the Associated Press MANILA, July 17.—Manila ceased to be the Philippines capital today. President Quirino signed a bill designating Quezon City, 10 miles northeast of Manila, as the new capital. He commented: “From now on Manila will be our show window and Quezon City our workshop insofar as our government is concerned.” Christian Labor Chiefs In Italy Call for Break From Red-Led Group New Non-Political Union To Be Set Up Next Week; Togliatti Improving By the Associated Press ROME, July 17. — Christian Democrat labor leaders called on their fellow workers today to break away from the Commu nist-led Confederation of Labor (CGIL) and form a new union. Their action was aimed at the Communist labor bosses who plunged Italy into a disastrous 36 hour general strike Wednesday after the attempted assassination of Palmiro Togliatti, Italy’s No. 1 Com munist. Violence killed 16 Italians an dwounded 204 before the CGIL yielded to government pressure and called off the strike. Togliatti was given oxygen and penicillin last night to combat pneumonia, which developed in his right lung after the removal of two bullets. A hospital bulletin at 9 a.m. said Togliatti’s condition was better after a quiet night. It said there were no developments after the settling of pneumonia in his right lung following the operation to re move two bullets. Meeting Called Next Week. The Christian Democrat labor leaders issued a call for a “demo cratic and autonomous union • * • free of all party influences.” They sent a sharp letter to the CGIL’s Communist-dominated Ex ecutive Committee charging its strike call violated the labor union’s constitution. The Christian Democrats called a special meeting of labor leaders from all over Italy in Rome next week to organize an independent union “operating in a way to reform the rights of labor.” Communist labor leaders reacted swiftly. They dispatched urgent ap peals to workers to remain united and declared that it was disunity in labor that gave rise to Fascism in Italy, | Labor Socialist and Republican 1 (See ITALY, Page A-3.) Mutiny SOS Laid to Radioman Who Later Plunged Overboard By the Auociatcd Pres* LONDON, July 17.—The United States Navy today logged the story of “mutiny” aboard the freighter William Carson as the work of an apparently crazed radioman who sent out a phoney SOS, then jumped overboard to his death. Naval headquarters here reported a Navy boarding party from the de stroyer George K. Mackenzie late yesterday clamored aboard the Wil liam Carson, approximately 300 miles west of the Azores, to find an orderly but surprised crew. Five days ago, northeast of the Azores, this message flashed from the William Carson: “Crew mutinous. Cannot control. Come at once.” Then there was dead silence. Admiral Richard L. Connolly, commander-in-chief of Naval forces for the Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean, ordered Destroyer Squadron 6 diverted from its Toy age home after taking part in the Naval Academy’s practice cruise. I 1 Prom Capt. Laurence Hugh Frost, squadron commander, who person ally led the boarding party, came this report: “Briefly, the raidoman, whose sanity was doubtful, sent out the SOS sihd information about a mu tiny, and then at a time unknown, jumped over the side. "The master of the William Car son states the crew is the best he ever sailed with. I have copies of statements of master and all officers concerning the radioman.” The report did not identify the radioman The William Carson, operated by the Southern Atlantic Steamship Co. of Savannah, Ga„ is en route from Genoa to Nova Scotia. Capt. Frost’s official home is Vinita, Okla. While ashore on duty, he lives at 2918 Thirty-third place N.W., Washington D. C. The South Atlantic Co. office in Savannah identified the radio op erator as Gerald A. Melton, 25, of Savannah. Jerusalem Battle Halts Alter Night Of Wild Fighting Guns Cease on Truce Deadline After Jews Fail to Take Old City By tht Associated Pros! CAIRO, July 17.—Arabs and Jews ceased firing in Jerusalem today after a wild night of fight ing, but the war went on else where despite hopes a new truce was near for all Palestine. During the night Jewish troop concentrations estimated by Arab Legion officers at 5,000 launched re peated attacks against the Damas cus, Jaffa, Zion and New Gates to the Old City. Automatic weapons hammered like pneumatic drills without a break for 10 .straight hours. Behind them mortar shells thundered and roared at one-second intervals all night. The battle came to a halt a sec ond before the United Nations truce deadline at 4 am. (9 p.m. Friday, EST). There was as yet no indication whether the Arabs would accept a Security Council order for a truce in all' Palestine by Sunday night. The Jews have announced willing ness to accept a truce if the Arabs will do so. Irgun Zvai Leumi troops in Jeru salem respected the truce, but a leader of the extremist Jewish or ganization declared that if Jerusalem! becomes an international city as a \ result of the truce plan, it will mean that “the Jews have won the fight but lost the war.” In the north holdout Arab forces continued fighting inside Nazareth, > captured yesterday by the Jews. A Syrian communique said two Jewish planes raided Damascus without causing material damage. Strong Attack on Old City. Guns and mortars pounded cease lessly throughout the night in Jeru salem like stormy waves on a rocky coast, but for hours after the cease fire deadline, not a shot was heard. The Jews opened the attack last night from their positions in the modem city, dispatches from the Old City said. They plastered the Arab-held walled Old City with more than 500 shells before dawn. The Arabs replied with artillery. Before the artillery duel began. Arab troops had broken through the Jewish front in the Mea Shearim quarter and blasted forward for 500 yards in the direction of modern’ Jerusalem’s heart. American cor respondents with the Arab Legion | reported. Jewish aircraft bombed Egypt again yesterday, attacking the El ’Arish air base near the Palestine frontier. The Israeli government said Egyptian air attack were made on the Tel Aviv area. The Egyptian capital of Cairo, bombed by the Jews for the first time Thursday night, was placed un der a partial blackout. Gas street lights have been dimmed. Only electric lights which can be easily extinguished were permitted to re main on. Emergency Declared in Cairo. A state of emergency was decreed in Cairo to prevent possible violence against Jewish residents. Truck loads of police patrolled Cairo streets and special police were placed around the Jewish quarter. In Northern Palestine a Jewish settler was reported to have shot down a Syrian plane with rifle fire. A Jewish report said two Syrian airmen died in the crash. Both Arab and Jewish command ers appeared racing to gain as much ground as possible in view of a pos sible trade period. Arab armored forces with plane and artillery support launched a heavy counterattack on the north ern front. The Syrian Army was reported to have launched a strong attack following a week-long de fense against the Jews in that sec tor. In the area around Nazareth, boy hood home of Jesus, the Jews ap peared to have launched an all-out (See PALESTINE, Page A-2.) 3 Americans Among 25 Killed in China Air Crash By th» Associated Press HONG KONG, July 17.—A Cata lina flying boat crash-landed and sank on its scheduled short hop from Macao to Hong Kong late yes terday, and 25 persons were re ported to have perished. The plane, operated by the Cathay Pacific Airways, was seen to go down about four miles east of Macao—which is across the Hong Kong Roads, 40 miles east of this crown colony. It happened about 6:30 p.m. F. J. Gillien, manager of the i Macao Power Light Co., reported by telephone there apparently was only one survivor among the 22 passengers and four crew members. The airways oompany earlier had reported the rescue of Wong Yu of: Hong Kong and said he suffered a broken arm. Three Americans . were reported among those aboard, the pilot. Dale Cramer, whose mother lives at Summerfield, Kans., and H. M. R. Hodgson, Texas Co. employe, and; his wife. I * Hershey Appointed As Head of Peacetime Draft Organization White House Proclamation Giving Details of Plan Is Promised Soon President Truman today named Maj. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey, who directed selective service during; World /War II, as head of thei new peacetime draft organiza tion. The appointment is subject to Senate confirmation and Mr. Tru man gave Gen. Hershey a recess appointment. The White House said the Presi dent would issue a proclamation soon giving the details of a draft. Now Heads Records Office. Gen. Hershey has been director of the Office of Selective Service Records sipce the close of the war time draft act. He was named director of the selective service system on July 31, 1941. Gen. Hershey, a native of Steuben County, Ind., is 55 years old. Under the new selective service law, the whole staff of the selective service records office became the staff ofi the new draft organization and plans already have been mapped for a Nation-wide setup with 4,0®0 local boards. 18-25 Group Must Register. State directors already have been nominated and it is expected the presidential proclamation will list them in addition to fixing the date for registration of youths 18 through 25. While 18-year-olds must register under the law, only those between 19 and 26 will be subject to call. However, 18-year-olds may volun teer for a year of service and those doing so will not be subject to the draft after reaching 19 years. They will be required to Join the reserves, after completing a year of service. Gen. Hershey’s appointment prob ably will be sent to the Senate for confirmation when Congress recon venes in special session on July 2$. Yugoslavia Bans Sale Of Cominform Bulletins By tho Associated Press BUCHAREST, Romania, July 17. —Yugoslavia has banned sale of the Cominform’s bulletins, which have been blasting the regime of Marshal Tito. The latest bulletin of the Com munist Information Bureau, issued 48 hours late, protests the ban as “another disgraceful act,” and or ders that the edition of the bulletin in the Serbian language be sus pended. The newest Communist propa ganda offensive against Tito in cludes a wrathful article by Ana Pauker, foreign minister of Ro mania, who declares that liquida tion of Tito’s regime “is a matter of life and death to the Yugoslav Com munist Party.” The mistakes of the “sectarian bureaucratic regime in the Yugoslav Communist Party” cannot be righted, Mrs. Pauker says, adding that "the system prevailing inside the Communist Party of Yugoslavia reflects the profoundly incorrect and harmful attitude of its leaders.” 5 U. S. Tanks Reported Shipped to Chinese Reds By the Associated Press j MANILA, July 17.—The Evening I News said today that at least five United States Army surplus tanks had been shipped to Chinese Com munists aboard a Russian vessel, presumably from Cebu City on the central Philippines coast. The report has not been confirmed from any other source. British MP, Wife Killed STRATHMIGLO. Scotland, July 17 (A’).—Joseph Westwood, 64, Labor member of the House of Commons and former government secretary for Scotland, and his wife were killed in an automobile accident today. I ; Remember The Star’* New Telephone Number Is STERLING 5000. * Abduction of Woman inCar At 13th and & Reported Police are investigating a report from two Fort McNair soldiers who said they witnessed the forceful abduction of an unidentified woman near Thirteenth and G streets N.W., early today. Privates Marshall Unglesbee and Charles Doan told police they were walking on Thirteenth street about 3:15 a.m. when a car bearing Vir ginia tags and occupied by at least three men stopped beside a well dressed white woman walking in front of them. The soldiers said the car then drove around the block and stopped again beside the woman. Two men got out, seized her, forced her into the car and drove away, police were told. Lookouts for the car were flashed by police radio and teletype, and a check of the tag number with Virginia authorities was being made. Bethlehem Raises Fay Fqr 80,000 Workers; Others to Act Soon U. S. Steel Spokesman Says Industry Loses Fight on Inflation POSSIBILITY OF STRIKE at Ford Increases as Talks i ail. Page A-2. • -By the Associcred Pres* PITTSBURGH, July 17.—Beth lehem Steel Co. today joined the pay-raise pattern set by United States Steel and granted wage increases to its 80,0000 workers throughout the Nation which the company said would ayerage 13 cents an hour. f The increase, announced by a Bethlehem spokesman in New York, constitutes an increase of approxi mately 9 per cent. The spokesman said the raise was effective yesterday. Increases range from 9Vs to 25 cents an hour. United States Steel, long the bell wether of the industry, granted its 170.000 members of the CIO United Steelworkers an average hourly in crease of 13 cents yesterday—and said its 100,000 salaried workers would receive similar increases. All are effective immediately. A spokesman for “Big Steel” said the corporation had lost its avowed fight to halt inflationary tendencies. The CIO United Steelworkers hailed the wage increase as “a great victory.” Weirton Grants Increase. Within a matter of hours, one other steel company granted wage boosts and two more indicated they would do so. Weirton Steel at Weirton, W. Va„ granted immediate wage increases of 10 to 25 cents an hour to the 10.000 members of its independent union. Saladied workers are to receive comparable increases.' Republic Steel Corp. at Cleveland said H is prepared to match United States Steel’s increases and sched uled a meeting with United Steel workers’ officials Monday. And, at Middletown, Ohio, Armco Steel Corp. said it is "giving the question of a wage increase very careful consideration.” Youngstown Sheet <fc Tube Co. in dicated it will go along in raising wagis. Will Meet With Union. “We have always met competitive wages and uprices,” President Prank Purnell said in Youngstown, al though he did not indicate exactly what action would be taken. A (See STEEL, Page A-3.) Services Honoring Gen. Pershing Begin With Chapel Rites Public Tribute Monday Will Climax Three-Day Period of Mourning (Pictures on Page A-12.) Relatives and friends of Gen eral of the Armies John J. Pershing passed his bier today in the opening of three-day services that will swell to a mighty public tribute. The body of the World War I leader was to be viewed by those closest to him from 1 to 5 p.m. in Walter Reed Hospital Chapel. Old time patients at the hospital, where the general spent most of his last 10 years, were to join the silent pro cession. Gen. Pershing died early Thursday. Size of the chapel excluded the general public from today’s rites, but for 24 hours tomorrow and Mon day the body will lie in state In the Capitol rotunda and admirers of the old soldier will have the opportunity of honoring his memory. Dignitaries Arriving. More than 3,000 dignitaries, mili tary leaders and friends invited to attend the 3 p.m. services at Ar lington Cemetery Monday began arriving, together with troops from all branches of the military estab lishment who will participate in the funeral march. The military cortege, which will leave the Caritcl at 1 p.m. Mon day on the ‘l.b-mile march to the cemeteiy, will be the most impres sive since that honoring the Un known Soldier 27 years ago. At 1 p.m. tomorrow the general’s body will be borne by a procession to the Capitol. The procession will proceed along Sixteenth street to Pennsylvania avenue, but the exact route was not announced. Expecting many people on the streets to watch the event, police decided to choose a route affording the lightest traffic. Gay to Command Escort. The procession will include a motorized detachment of 12 armed scout cars, followed by the car bear ing the general’s body and cars foi the body bearers and relatives. The escort will be commanded by Maj Gen. Hobart R. Gay, commanding general of the Military District oi Washington. Prom 3 until 9 p.m. tomorrow and from 9 a.m. until noon Monday, the public will be permitted to file past the body, lying on catalfalque erected for Abraham Lincoln anc subsequently used in honor paid tc the Unknown Soldier. The cortege, moving from the Cap itol to the cemetery at 1 pm. Mon day, will be made up of 3,500 per sons, most military. The body will rest on a caisson drawn by six grey horses. All branches of the armed forces will be represented. There will be a riderless horse symbolizing Gen. Pershing’s rank and his years with the cavalry, while -overhead a flight of eight Jet planes will repre sent the modern military. Principal Groups. Three groups will make up the main body of the procession as fol lows: Group 1—The Army Ground Forces Band; 3d Mechanized Cav alry Reconnaissance Squadron, Fort Meade, Md.; 456th Field Artillery Battalion of the 82d Airborne Di vision, Fort Bragg, N. C., including 37 vehicles and 12 105-millimeter howitzers. Group 2—Two squadrons of Air Force troops from Bolling Air Force Base, one company from the Poto (See PERSHING, Page A-3.t Widow of Sniper Victim Finds Man Stabbed to Death at Door A dead man was left on the door step of last winter’s “sniper” victim here early today and, when she opened the door to investigate a commotion outside, the body fell into her room. The incident occurred at the home of Mrs. Belle Milo, colored, of 1723 Corcoran street N.W., widow of Peter Milo, who was shot last winter as he stood waiting for a bus at Seventh and P streets N.W. Pronounced dead on the scene this morning by Gallinger Hospital physicians was a man identified as William Askew, 29, colored, 1713 Seaton place N.W. Police said a } stab wounji was foynd in his chest. John Martin, 21, colored, of no fixed address, was arrested later and held for investigation. Also arrested were a 29-year-old colored man and a 28-year-old col ored woman, whose names were hot revealed by police. Homicide de tectives said that Martin admitted the stabbing after several hours of questioning, but quoted Martin as saying Askew attacked him with a knife first. The argument started over a sum of money, police re ported. All three will appear at a cor oner’s inquest at the District Morgue Monday. South Shaping Revolt Against Party Today Dixon of Alabama Chosen Temporary Convention Head BULLETIN BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Spe cial).—A small band of Wal lace supporters enlivened the opening convention session of the States’ Rights Democrats today by picketing the Munici pal Auditorium with banners jibing at the objectives of the bolters. The demonstration broke the monotony of a 45 minute postponement in the first session—taken to allow more time for delegates to register. By the Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 17.— Defiant Southern Democrats met today for the avowed pur pose of taking the Solid South out of the regular party col umns for the first time in 70 years. They planned to challenge In 15 State* the Truman-Barkley ticket nominated earlier this week at Phil adelphia. The issue was the civil rights plank adopted at Philadelphia over the bitter protest of Deep South delegates, plus defeat of a State*’ rights proposal. The frank purpose of this meeting is the defeat of President Truman. An anti-Truman slate of elector! will seek a place on the ballot in the President’s home State of Mis souri. Other State Campaigns. Other States in which the chal lenge will be made Include the Deep South which has not turned its back on any Democratic presl | dential candidate since 1876. These are Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, Arkansas, Georgia and ! Louisiana. Still others, normally Democratic ! with room to spare, In which cam paigns are planned are Senator Barkley's home State of Kentucky, _ Texas, Tennessee, Florida, North^^Bj Carolina, Virginia, Oklahoma anl^^H Maryland. I In the latter state, however, the ; Attorney General said last night | there fraa no chance for qualifica tion of electors at this late date. | The meeting was called by Gov. j Fielding L. Wright of Mississippi, i who led his delegation out of the Democratic convention Wednesday night. Gov. Wright and his dele j gates arrived late last night, com ing here direct from the National Convention. Dixon Temporary Chairman. Former Gov. Frank J. Dixon of Alabama was selected as temporary meeting chairman. Mr. Dixon, Gov. Wright, Gessner T. McCorvey of Mobile, Ala., and W. W. Wright of Mississippi (no re lation to the Governor), formed one , of the numerous huddles in the early morning hours. Mr. McCorvey is chairman of the Alabama Demo cratic Committee. All are leaders of the States Rights Campaign Committee, formed at Jackson, Miss., last May 10. In an opening oration. Senator Eastland, Democrat, of Mississippi said last night the nominee of the meeting would carry more States than Mr. Truman. Mr. Dixon, outlining possible strategy of the meeting, said these two courses axe open: 1. To nominate Southern candi dates for President and Vice Presi dent. 2. To leave Southern presidential electors unpledged, as Alabama has done with its 11—already elected and ail pledged specifically not to vote for Mr. Truman. Delegates Arrive in Rain. More than 500 delegates, reporters, radiomen and others who usually swarm in for National conventions were registered before midnight. Most arrived in a pouring rain, which failed to dampen the ardor of such delegations as 55 black hatted University of Mississippi students They bore Confederate flags, and wore red bands in their hats. An early arrival was “Alfalfa- Bill” Murray, the colorful former Gov ernor of Oklahoma. The 79-year old Mr. Murray said the only thing to do in Oklahoma was to write in the name of some candidate other than Mr. Truman. “It’ll work in Oklahoma,” he said. “Has before.” Asked what he thought of pro posals to end segregation of Negroes, Mr. Murray said: "I’m the man who Introduced Jim Crow in Oklahoma. • * * If they pass those civil rights laws, there’ll be hell to pay in the North.” Fail on Program. Faced with the necessity of ar ranging the session on two days* j notice, resolutions and program ' committees toiled through the night. Three Governors expected here were not among early arrivals. Gov. Ben Laney of Arkansas, one of those mentioned as Mr. Truman’s likely opponent, was coming by train some time today. Gov. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina planned to fly in during the day, and Alabama's towering Gov. James E. (Kissing Jim* Folsom, was driv ing up from Montgomery. Mr. Dixon, in a radio address last night, referred to the meeting as a "grass roots” movement. He said he had been “amazed at the intens ity of this action." The former Governor termed the civil rights program which would ’ include anti-lynching, anti-poll tax (See REVOLT, Page A-2.) • 1 Cruiser Juneau at Trieste TRIESTE, July 17 VP). — The United States cruiser Juneau ar rived today to spend two weeks in Trieste Harbor. It was the first American cruiser to call at the Free City in several months.