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I Weather Forecast ' | “ 6t„* I j .jj'SSsr.'sSh'S'S^r'sa SnS^ssihSSrssffi:; ■ ; ”P° “ SU.M*. *uo ^ monUi when S SundMS. Noon 78 6 p.m. 86 li p.m. -.75 Night Final edition. $1.30 and $1.40 , 2 p.m. .-.86 8 p.m. . 80 Midnight 74 j per month. 4 p.m. ...88 10 p.m. ..78 1 a m. . 73 j i Telephone ST. 5000. L_I I_____—1 _An Associoicd Press Newspoper__ "96th Year. No. 263. M. TEX CENTS. ItSBff _ Stern Gang Leaders Arrested In Hunt for Bernadotte Slayers; Strict U. N. Measures Demanded ▲ 4 - 200 Persons Seized; Jerusalem's Jews Placed Under Curfew BERNADOTTE S BODY to be Flown From Haifa to Sweden Today. Page A-5. By the Associated Press TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 18.— The Israeli government an nounced tonight that its inten sive manhunt for the assassins of Count Folke Bernadotte has ! resulted in the arrest of "some; • of the supposed leaders of the j1 Stern gang.” The government has charged the • Sternists, a Jewish extremist group, with the slaying of the United Na- ;1 tions mediator and his French aide. 1 Col. Andre Serot, in the Jewish part: of Jerusalem yesterday. i Israeli authorities began moving !1 Jewish troops into position in the 1 fear that the shooting down of j Count Bernadotte and Col. Serot 1 might be followed by a full-scale war with the Arabs. The Israeli announcement said 1 more than 200 arrests have been ( made in the attempt to comb out ; the killers. Jerusalem's 90,000 Jew- • lsh residents have been placed un der virtual house arrest by a cur- ; few order. 150 Arrested in Jerusalem. House-to-house searches brought,' 150 arrests in Jerusalem and the : eeiziire of a considerable quantity '■ of arms, the announcement said, j Fifty arrests were made in other pqrtiofls of Israel, including 40 in the Tel Aviv area. A spokesman said the Israeli army has invited members of the U. N. staff who witnessed the assassina tions to view a Darade of suspects! which probably will be held to morrow. Jews were called on to rise and track down the "traitors in our midst" and the ‘‘criminal gang re-, sponsible" for the slayings. All roads into Jerusalem were closed. No de partures were allowed from Israel's airfields and harbors In order to prevent suspects from slipping out of the country. Meanwhile, high United Nations, officials in Haifa disclosed that a recommendation may be sent to the Security Council in Paris calling for the creation of a 6,000-man inter national army. Such a force, the informants said.1 Is the minimum now believed to be required for the job of compelling Jews aijd Arabs to accept the au- 1 t'nority of the U. N. over the Holy City. Expected to Open Eves of World. They said Count Bernadotte. in an abortive attempt to persuade the; warring sides to demilitarize Jeru-, salem two months ago. had in mind' an international force of 2,500 to; 3.000 to garrison Jerusalem. Fierce j battles which since have taken place during the "shooting truce" were said to have convinced him before his death that he had greatly under- | estimated the military pressure! which would have to be applied. One veteran of the U. N. mission to Palestine said tlie assassination of Count Bernadotte "may finally open up the eyes of the world! powers to the fact that you can't get anywhere in peace efforts here by shooting the opposing sides full of moral holes with resolutions.’ Jewish authorities said none of the persons picked up thifs far in the manhunt was a member of tire Israeli Army. There were no outbreaks here such as threatened civil war last June when the government moved against Isgun Zvai Leurni in the case of an arms ship landing. Stern leaders were noticeably ab sent from their usual haunts in of fices and cafes. “F ront" Says It Killed ( ount. Notes signed by the "fatherland front" were slipped under the doors; of consulates in Jerusalem last night saying "we killed Bernadotte because he was working for the! British." The organization has been unknown heretofore Today the consulates at Jeru salem received typewritten notes J signed Chazit Hamoledet saying that organization had killed Count j Bernadotte. The phrasing was al most identical with the notes signed by the "fatherland front." Chazit Hamoledet was described in Tel Aviv as a striking arm of the stern group. Leaders of ooth the Stern and Irsun bands in Jerusalem vigor- j ously denied responsibility for the killings. The American consul in Jerusa lem in his first reports of the jeep borne slaying, said it was pre sumed members of the tightly dis ciplined Stern oand. btliev-d to 'See ISRAEL. Page A-5.) Crowd Watches Pilot 'Chute to Safety As Jet Plane Flies Apart By Associated Press ' r DALLAS, Sept. 18— An Air Force Thunderjet, traveling more than 600 miles an hour, flew apart in full view of thou sands of spectators here today, but the pilot parachuted to safety from 300 feet and re marked, "That's a hell of an airplane.” Lt. W. M. Mart, 23. of Walker Air Force Base at Roswell. N. Mex.. floated into Mountain Creek Lake near Hensley Field, where his speed flight was billed as the feature of the Air Force Day celebration here. He was rescued in about 2 min utes by a Dallas man motor boating with his son. Rad io Programs, Page C-8 ^ Complete Index, Page A-2 Roosevelt Feared State Department Code, Probe Told Used Navy System To Avoid Leaks, Standley Asserts By Miriam Ottenberg President Roosevelt used the Xavy code to send secret mes ages to the American Embassy n Moscow because he feared vartime “leaks” in the State Department code, the House Committee on Un-American Ac ivities last night said it had >een informed. The statement that President toosevelt could not trust the State iepartment code came from Ad niral William H. Standley, U. S. N„ etired, wartime Ambassador to Moscow. Committee sources said, however, hat they had supporting testimony rom other sources and plan to luestion another witness suggested is a confirmation by Admiral standley. Admiral Standley was questioned it a closed session in Los Angeles rhursday by Representative Nixon. Republican, of California, after he rad written the committee that luring the war President Roosevelt ;ent him messages in the Navy's ;ecret code. 'When I protested that this prac ,ice would confuse the continuity )f State Department records.' he ivrote. ''X was led to believe that the President was concerned over 'leaks' )f information from the State De iSee PROBE, Page A-4.i House Report Charges FCC Thought Policing In Ruling on Atheists Commission Also Hit For Ban on Censoring Political Broadcasts By Don S. Warren A special House committee ast night accused the Federal Communications Commission of thought policing" in its ruling concerning free time for atheists ,o reply to religious broadcasts. It also assailed the FCC lor its ruling that a radio station cannot •ensor a political broadcast which [he station believed to contain libtjlous and slanderous statements under State laws. In a strongly Worded report on its FCC investigation, the House jroup said that in the two cases the Commission has embarked upon a dangerous and mischieirttus line of reasoning that anything and everything should be permitted on the air regardless of its conformity to the rules of ordinary decency, to the sensibilities of the listening pub lic or to the possible effect upon the moral standards of the Nation.' To Seek Legislation on Ruling. The decision dealing with atheism is known in the broadcasting indus try as the Scott decision. The one concerned with political broadcasts is known as the Port Huron decision. The committee said it would sc-ek legislation at the next session of Congress to overturn the ruling in the Scott case if the Commission did not reverse its decision. The committee criticized the FCC or using vague or careless words n its rulings and cited uncertainty n the radio field as to what was meant in the Scott decision. But t was "abundantly clear'' in this case, it held, that if the ruling were applied literally "it would have the effect of either driving religious urograms from the air or flooding he homes of listeners with a bar age of unwelcome attacks on reli gion.'' The report brought a quick de fense of the agency's policies from its chairman, Wayne Coy. In a personal statement, he denied that the Scott decision said that when a radio station carries religious broadcasts atheists or groups with similar view's must be given radio time. The test, he said, must be one “ i See FCC, Page A-3.i Lie Brands Killing Attempt to Interfere With Peace Efforts MARSHALL Leaves Today for Red Showdown in U. N. Page A-2. By th* Associated Press PARIS, Sept. 18.— Secretary General Trygve Lie today de manded that the United Nations take strict measures to protect the lives of its peace-makers such as Count Folke Bernadotte. At the same time the Security Council scheduled a meeting early next week for U N. action on Pales tine. The Council, which acts on threats to peace, was called to re ceive Count Bernadotte's 35,000 word report on his mediation efforts. The Palestine question also was placed on the agenda of the Assembly, which recommends ac tion. The assembly meets Tuesday Count Beinadotte’s report was re ceived here yesterday by courier a few hours after his death. In a personal letter to Mr. Lie which accompanied it, the Count urged early consideration of the report at this “crucial stage" of Palestine affairs. Delegates Express Indignation. Mr. Lie angrily told the Security Council that the assassination of the mediator was “a direct act of attempted interference with the efforts of the U.N. to settle the Palestine question.” Members of the 11-nation Council listened gravely as one delegate after another expressed horror and indignation over the slaying of Count Bernadotte and his aide. French Col. Andre Serot. One delegate. Dr. Jose Aree of Argentina, openly accused the newly formed government of Israel of ap parently failing to prevent the at tack at. a time when such an incident was likely to destroy the U. N.'s work for Palestine peace. "How can the new nation of Israel be regarded as peace-loving when murders of this sort occur within its borders?" Dr. Arce asked. 10.000-Man Army Urged. Off the floor of the Council, D*. Arce said the U. N. needs an army of 10.000 men to re-establish peace and keep order in the Holy Land. He blamed the big powers for the current turmoil, declaring: "This murder, done in the worst way, is in reality the fatflt of the big powers. Their inability to agree on creation of armed force has re sulted in the tragic death of a peace-loving gentleman from a peace-loving country.” In perhaps his most forceful speech | in nearly three years as secretary general, Mr. Lie told the solemn Council : "This brutal assassination is a i tragedy in itself but it raises setious i issues of even greater importance ithan the death of individual men I would ordinarily have.” He noted that Count Bernadotte | and Col. Serot were the seven’ll and j eighth U. N. representatives killed in the line of duty during hostilities in the Middle Last. Climax to Crave Incidents. "Their murder came as a climax to a series ot grave incidents which have reflected an unprecedented and [intolerable lack of respect lor tne [dignity and authority of the United Nations," he added. "The Counts slaying demands an answer to the question of what shall be none in the future to protect those who serve the United Nations.” Mr. Lie announced that he had placed the critical Palestine problem on the rgenda of the General As semble opening Tuesday. Tiiis had tlie effect of dumping the assassina ! tiori in the laps of the 58 member nations. The Security Council gathered in | emergency session to discuss the [ murders shortly after Mr. Lie re ceived a cable from Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Shertok -promising "most vigorous and energetic meas ures” against the slayers. I Aubrey S. Eban, Israel's represen tative to the Council, told the Asso ciated Press that his government is “now conducting a vast purge" of •Jewish terrorist leaders. He joined I in condemning the killing of the two officials in the Jewish section of Jeiusalem yesterday. U. N. officials said no formal com plaint had been registered as yet by the Arab countries. They did not rule out the possibility that Fans El Khouri. Syrian delegate ' (See P. N.. Page A-5.) Armed Air Force Jet Plane Sets Soeed Record of 670.9 Mph ■ By th« Associated Press MITCHEL FIELD. N. Y.. Sept. 18, —A new world speed record of 670.981 miles an hour was claimed by the Air Force today. The record was set by Maj. Rich ard L. Johnson. Air Force test pilot, in the same iet plane he flew 670 miles an hour at Cleveland two weeks ago—only to lose the record that time because of faulty timing. Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg. Air Force chief of staff, said. The record-breaking flight was made Wednesday morning over a course at Muroc Lake. Cklif., top ping the previous record by 20 miles an hour. But the Air Force delayed an nouncement of the record until to dav. when it celebrated its first an niversity with "Air Force Day." Maj. Johnson flew the North American F-86 jet fighter faster than any plane had ever flown by official timing during the Cleveland air races September 5. But timing cameras failed to catch three of his passes and the flight was not offi cially recorded. The Air Fo^ce today told this story of how Maj. Johnson made I the successful record flight: . He flew the four required passes over the Muroc course, reaching speeds of 669.873 and 670.008 on the two east-w'est passes. The west-east passes timed al 671.281 and 672.762 miles an hour making an average of 670.981 for the flight. He flew under “excellent" visi bility of 15 to 20 miles and at s temperature of 70 degrees, with southwest winds of from two tc three miles per hour. After the flight. Maj. Johnson wai quoted as saying: “At no time die I have to extend the plane—at nc time did I approach the plane-! maximum capability." The plane was fully loaded anc armed for combat flight. Films on Maj. Johnson's flighl have been examined by the Nationa Aernautics Association and repre sentatives of the Federation Aero nautiaue Internationale. The films now must go to the Fed eration Aeronautique's Paris offic« for official world-wide recognitior of the record. The previous record—650.796 mile! an nour—was set in August. 1947. b; a Navy research plane, the Doug lias, B-558. £' Truman Fights Hard for Farm Vote in Iowa Assails Congress as Tool of Interests' ( In Speech at Dexter (Text of President's Speech on Page AS.) DEWEY LEAVES Today on First Campaign Trip. Page A-4. By Joseph A. Fox Star Staff Correspondent INDEPENDENCE, Mo., Sept, 18.—After making 14 speeches in three Corn Belt States in which he lashed at Wall Street “gluttons of privilege,” President Truman came home tonight for 24 hours of rest before carrying his campaign into the West. He arrived in Kansas City at 9:10 p.m. and was driven here immedi ately. He was weary after his long day of campaigning in Iowa, but he was not too tired to take his fam ily by the courthouse, to register for the November election. White House officials said it would be the only chance the President and his family would have. The courthouse was kept open as a favor. President Truman pitched hard for the Midwest farm vote as he skirted Western Illinois and then plunged deep into Iowa, attacking the Republicans and calling for a Democratic victory in November to preserve the prosperity American agriculture now knows. Uses Heavy Ammunition. The President unleashed his heaviest verbal ammunition to a crowd estimated at 100,000 at the little farm community of Dexter. Iowa. The town was the mecca for farm ers from all the surrounding States, as their top earth-turners vied for honors in the national plowing con test, which was linked in with soil conservation demonstrations, an an nual event aimed at encouraging better use of the land. The President spoke from a sun drenched stand on one of a group of farms where the program was staged in a carnival atmosphere. He came to Dexter midway in a "dawn to-dusk” push for votes that took him from the Mississippi to the Kaw with‘a free-swinging attack on the Republican-controled 80th Con gress, which has served as the ad ministration's principal whipping boy in the Democratic bid for an other four years in the White House. Continues Attack On Congress. At more than a half dozen "whistlestops” as his 17-car train [moved from Illinois to Missouri, to permit the President to remain over [ Sunday at his home in Independ ence, he assailed Congress as the ; tool of the “interests” in back platform appearances. But the Dexter speech, first of perhaps a dozen major administra tion policy pronouncements was the over-all summation, with Mr. Tru man charging that the “gluttons of privilege”—otherwise identified as "Wall Street reactionaries’ were putting up “fabulous sums of money” to insure Republican vic , tory in November and triumph for a philosophy which was described as calling for “low prices for farm j ers, cheap wages for labor and high ; prices for big corporations.” Iowa hasn't gone democratic in a national election since 1936, and 1 the Dexter area is reportedly. a hot-bed of Republicanism although isome of the Presidents audience had waited for hours to hear nim. ! his speech was followed with | close attention, his attack on the ! Republicans w as lor the most part received quietly. But the crowd laughed at some of the punch lines, particularly j when he accused Congress of hurt ! ing the farmer, and said that “what they have taken away from you thus far would be only an economic appetizer for the tapeworm of big business.” if the Nation voted *ln both a Republican President and Congress in November. Restates “Fear Doctrine.” There were cries of “right” as he asserted that “this Republican Con gress has already stuck a pitchfork [ in the farmer's back.” And shouts (See TRUMAN, Page A-6.) Hurricane Gathering Force 600 Miles South of Miami By the Associoted Press MIAMI. Fla, Sept, 18—A small tropical hurricane in the Western Caribbean Sea about 600 miles south of Miami, was gathering force to night for what forecasters predicted would become a ‘ dangerous hurri cane.” Interests in the Northwest Carib bea area, Western Cuba, Florida Straits and Yucatan Peninsula were advised to be on the alert as the storm developed into a full-fledged hurricane with 75-mile an hour S winds in the center. The storm was located at 11 p.m at latitude 18.8 north, longitude 81.3 west, or about 5 miles south ol Grand Cayman Island. It was drifting very slowly in a westerly direction, toward the Yucatan Pe ninsula. Forecasters predicted the storm would grow in size and intensity during the next 18 hours and con tinue its slow westward movement Northeast storm warnings have been hoisted from Miami south tc Key West. Squalls with 40-mile an hour winds blew over the wintei playground area. Rain totaling 2 81 inches drenched Miami in a 24 hour period. J. Edgar Hoover Still In Serious Condition The condition of J. Edgar Hoover director of the Federal Bureau ol Investigation, was reported un changed at his home here last night An FBI spokesman said Mr • Hoover, who is suffering from bron chial pneumonia, is still in serious condition. ^ WHAT DID YOU WALT I DID WAS TO SAY that ^nn^|M?MlWASNT BLAMING ANYBODY, for what is wrong and he fainted dead away Ex:Merchant Seaman Outsails Larger Boats in Cup Regatta Robert Orme, 25, Steals Show With Speed; Final Race for President's Trophy at 10 A.M. By Malcolm Lambornc, Jr. A 25-year-old Washington man who served in World War II as a merchant marine seaman stood out yesterday among 188 skip pers racing in the first day of sailing in the 18th annual Pres ident’s Cup Regatta off Hains Point. Not only did Robert Orme of the Corinthian Yacht Club win both races, but in the second event he covered a two-lap triangular course in faster time than the larger Star boats. He sails a boat named Blue Water and is in his fifth year of racing sailing packets. Third and final race for the 14 classes competing for The Evening Star trophies will be held today, starting at 10 a.m. Prizes will be awarded at 4 p.m. at the Washing ton Sailing Marina, just south of i National Airport off Mt. Vernon boulevard. Miss Margery Clifford. 16-year-q}d regatta queen and daughter of Clark Clifford, special assistant to Presi dent Truman, will do the honors, assisted by Sailing Chairman Carl ton Skiijner. Never before has Washington witnessed such/ an outpouring of ; sailing craft as jammed the river between East Potomac Park and ! National Airport yesterday. The 188-boat fleet was 21 boats larger than last year's record. It 'also set a mark for small craft re jgaUas south of Long Island Sound. The Annapolis Yacht Club regatta in July drew' about 200 starters, but ! several score of these were big cruis iing and racing division yachts. The i largest class racing here is the Star, j which is just under 23 feet overall. Whether conditions could not have been better—with one excep j tion. The southwest wind of about six to eight miles shifted during lunch to the west. This meant the | fleet then had very little beating to (See REGATTA7Page B-L) D. C. Highway Budget Set at $9,456,817 With No New Work Capital Outlay Fund To Be Used in Finishing Jobs Already Under Way District highway construction wilt remain at a virtual standstill1 during the 1950 fiscal year with ! no money requested for new ma jor highway projects in the $9. 456,817 budget estimates submit i ted to the Commissioners yester day by Highway Director J. N. Robertson. The self-sustaining highway fund as estimated is slightly higher than the $9,267,200 set down for expendi ture in this fiscal year. The leeway artificially created for fiscal 1950 j through elimination of all new ! major construction, how'ever, is more than taken up by increased Operating costs. The $5,125,000 asked for capital outlay (construction) will be used almost entirely for completion of projects already under way. The request, now in the hands of Budget Officer Walter L. Fowler, is $125,000 less than the $5,250,000 asked for fiscal 1949 by the late Capt. H. C. Whitehurst, then director of high 1 ways. Those unnmsnea projects ior which money is requested include ! the Dupont' Circle Underpass, the new East Highway Bridge, the Whitehurst iK street' elevated I freeway, the South Capitol Street Bridge and the Benning road wid I ening project. The $9,456,817 asked for opera tion of the Highway Department in fiscal 1950 is the second estimate submitted by the department thus far. Last June, the Commissioners called for preliminary budget esti mates from all department heads because of the bleak financial pic ture facing the deficit-ridden Dis trict government. The first Highway Department estimate was $9,456,401 in a total 1950 estimate of $120,129, 408. Branding this estimate "fantas tic”, Mr. Fowler sponsored a quick ly-issued Commissioners’ economy order practically banning all new hiring and construction. The «new estimates, released last week by Mr. Fowler, totalled $110,188,648, of which the Highway Department was responsible for $9,456,817—a reduc tion of only $416. ! The request for operating expense | funds—money to be used by the i See b. C JUDOET, Page A-10.V Continuing Fair Weather Forecast tor District . The Weather Bureau had more good news for Washingtonians to day with a forecast of continued waimth and sunshine for today and tomorrow. A temperature peak of 88 degrees is predicted for today with a low of 68 tonight. The high yesterday was 89—two degrees under the all time high for the date. Today will mark Washingtons ' ninth consecutive day without rain, the Bureau said. ^ 7-Man Group Named To Seek Race Equality In Armed Force Units Fahy Heads Committee To Assure Civil Rights Program in Services BysRobert K. Walsh * A seven-member committee to find ways of assuring equality of treatment and opportunity in the armed services without re gard to race, color, religion or national origin was appointed by President Truman yesterday. In an executive order issued last July 26 the President provided lor such an advisory committee in the National Military Establishment. "The committee was authorized on behalf of the President to examine the rules, procedures anti practices of the armed services in order to determine in wnat respects they might be altered or improved with a view toward carrying out the policy of the order,” the White House stated. “The order declared it to be the policy of the President that there .should be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard tc race, color, religion or national ori gin.” Fahy Heads Committee. The appointees are Former Solicitor General Charles Fahy of Washington, chairman; Al phonsus J. Donahue, president ol the A. J. Donahue Corp.. Stamford. Conn.; Lester Granger, executive secretary of the National Urban League. New York City; Charles Luckman, president of Lever Broth ers, Cambridge, Mass.; Dwight R. C Palmer, president of the General Cable Corp., New York City; John H. Sengstacke. publisher of the Chi cago Defender. Chicago, 111., and William E. Stevenson, president ol Oberlin College. Oberlin, Ohio. The White House announcement yesterday and the executive order of last July listed no specific pro (See COMMITTEE. Page A-7.> 125,000 At Bolling See Spectacular Stunts on Birthday of Air Force B-17 Drone Swerves Off Runway, No One Injured; 12,000 Visit Andrews AIR FORCE FLIES 5.572 Tons of •Bonus-’ Coal to Berlin in Day. Page A-3. (Pictures on Page A-19.) By W. H. Shippen, Jr. Aviation Editor of Tht Star The most spectacular air shows ever staged in Washington drew a crowd estimated at 125,000 to the Air Force Day celebration at Bolling Air Force Base yesterday afternoon while 12,000 spectators saw a smaller demonstration at Andrews Air Force Base. The air shows here were among scores held throughout the coun try as the Air Force observed its first anniversary as a co-equal part ner with the Army and IJavy by holding "open house" for the public and sending thousands of warplanes through their paces. Despite the mapnitude and scope of the operations, which included flights to -target’’ cities in the United States by more than 50 Super Fortresses from bases scat tered from Alaska to Germany, there were relatively few accidents, the Associated Press reported. Drone Goes Off Runway. The big air circus and ground demonstration at Bolling was marred by one accident In which a radio-controlled Flying Fortress swung off the runway while landing Sand dug a wing tip into the turf before jolting to a halt. No one was injured and the fire apparatus which rushed to the scene stood by while the three ocru ; pants of the B-17 drone climbed to the ground. The right landing gear collapsed when the machine struck the runway and the plane swung in a sharp arc to the right. Fortunately, spectators were I banked on the left instead of the ! right side of the runway. Airmen in the drone, which was controlled ■ by radio from a "mother" B-17 fly j ing above and slightly behind it, were Capt. Horace L. Spencer, stand-by pilot: Lt. Leno Pezzato. co-pilot, and Staff Sergt. Paul R. Kohler, -aerial engineer, all attached to the experimental guided missiles group, Air Proving Ground, Eglin Field, Fla. Traffic Jammed for 2 Hours. The plane was one of two drones which had been fiown from Florida for the show here. The two planes had been flown without human oc cupants to track, photograph and take samples of the atomic bomb clouds at Bikini two years ago. No count was made of spectators at the Bolling show, but .officers there agreed at least 125.000 per : sons visited the base between 11 am. and 6:10 p.m. Parking facili ; ties were provided for some 25,000 | cars and at least two hours were required to clear the traffic jams | on the main highway to Washing j ton after the show. Spectators crowded almost a mile ■ of concrete apron in front of the ' hangars and operations, btlilding to see many types of aircraft, rockets, I guided missiles, jet engines and ; other aviation equipment. Throughout the entire show long I ( See AIR FORCE PAY. Page A-4.' Storm Hampers Search by 300 For Couple Feared Slain in Car By a Stoff Correspondent of The Star i GLEN BURNIE, Md.. Sept. 18.— Nightfall and a late afternoon thun derstorm today hampered the search for a young Glen Burnie couple whose blood-stained and bullet marked auto was found near here this morning. More than 300 men, including the fathers of the two missing persons, j National Guardsmen, aircraft and ! a bloodhound combed a 15-mile square in Northern Anne Arundel County without finding a trace of them. , J „ The couple, 18-year-old Mary Christine Kline of 203 Second ave : nue and John H. Mahlan. 25-year- i I old mail clerk of 110 Fourth avenue.1 . have not been seen since they waved good by to her mother, Mrs. John IE. Kline, and drove away in his car about 8:45 p.m.'yesterday. The car, a 1938 Pontiac four-door sedan, was found about-7 a.m. in a beanfleld five miles vutheast ofl V ( Glen Burnie, just off the old Balti more-Annapolis road. 32 miles northeast of Washington*. Bloodstains and what police said appeared to be bits of human tissue were found on the front and rear seats of the car. A .38 caliber bul let had pierced the right front window and a .38 caliber slug was found on the floor of the auto. One of the girl's shoes was found in the rear seat, according to Anne Arundel County Police Chief John H; Souers, jr. In a woods three-quarters of a mile away, early searchers found Mr. Mahlan's driver permit tom to bits. Chief Souers said he feared that one or both of the missing couple had been slain elsewhere and the ;ar driven into the beanfield. Pine needles were found on the hood and running board but no pine iSee SEARCH, pm| A-10.) P.UC Ready to Fix Transit Fares at 2 Tokens for 25c Rule Due This Week; $1.85 Pass and 15c Price to Be Denied By Jerry O'Leary, Jr. The Public Utilities Commis sion this week will issue an order setting Capital Transit’s street car and bus fares at two tokens for a quarter, but denying the company’s petition for a 15-cent cash fare and a $1.85 weekly pass, it was reported reliably last night. The commission is reported to favor the two-tokens-for-a-quarter price as the ‘'ideal solution" in the light of the company’s financial plight and the strong public oppo sition to fare increases. Accompanying the reinstitution of the token in the Washington fare setup, it was reported, will be a straight 13-cent cash fare that only a tiny portion of the streetcar and bus riding public ever would use. rass Kate to he increased. A weekly pass, priced higher than the present $1.50 pass, also will be ordered in the PUC ruling but it Is not known what figure the utility commissioners have agreed on. It is known that Capital Transit's re quest lor a $1.85 rate will be over ruled as too high. Observers believe the pass will be set at either $1.75, as proposed by the PUC's executive accountant. V. A. McElfresh. or at $1.65. as favored by Peoples Counsel John O Dea. Mr. McElfresh, who is regarded as an expert on Capital Transit operations, labeled Capital Transit'* proposed fare schedule—15 cents, two tokens for a quarter and the $1.85 pass—as too high. He pro posed. after the lengthy hearing* this summer, that the present, 10 cent fare be increased to 13 cents, that three tokens be sold for a quarter and that the weekly pass sell for $1.75. Mr. O'Dea suggested a 12-cent cash fare, five tokens for 55 cents and a $1 65 w eekly pass. ' Disqualifications Asked. Final arguments were filed by both Capital Transit attorneys and the Washington Committee tor Con sumer Protection, opposing any in crease in transit fares, on August • 28. Since that time, the'consumers’ committee, through Attorney Harry R. Booth, has filed a motion with the PUC asking that Chairman James H. Flanagan and Commis sioner James W. Lauderdale dis qualify themselves from further participation in the rate case. Both Mr. Flanagan and Mr. Lau derdale are out of the city over the week end. Tokens went out of use about a year ago when the PUC granted the transit company an increase in the price of the then $1.25 pass to the present $1.50. Tokens before that time sold three for a quarter. New Tokens To Be Used. E. C. Giddings. vice president of Capital Transit, said the company would bring in another type of token in event the PUC ordered their use. At the bitterly-fought hearings. Capital Transit declared it needed immediate relief to offset the effect of declining traffic and vastly in creased labor and material costs. The PUC, which had made an independent study of Capital Tran sit's books, granted that the com pany had established a need for financial relief. The question was, how much. Members of the com mission have had the case under advisement since the hearings ended. Turkish Envoy Urges ' Europe Defense Belts By th* Associated Press The new Turkish Ambassador yes terday proposed the establishment of two new defense systems to help guard against aggression ip the Eu ropean area. Feridun Cemal Erkin, the envoy, said it is his "strong wish’ to see democratic governments set up two regional defense organizations—one in the Mediterranean and the second in Northern Europe. His proposals represent the first ; time any high foreign official ha* ; advocated expansion of present re gional defense arrangements in ! Europe into the Middle Eastern area. These two new security belts, he jsaid. should be linked with the West ern Defense union now being formed by five European nations under tne leadership of Britain and Fiance. ] The Turkish Envoy made known ! his views to a reporter in his first interview since being accredited to the American Governm»nt. The ambassador said he is thor oughly confident that his Govern ment will continue to stand firm in its refusal to give Russia special bases within the strategic Darden elies Straits. Body Is Discovered Under Calvert Bridge . The body of a well-dressed man of about 25. identified as Juan N. Smith, 1418 Florida avenue N.W., was found under the Calvert street bridge about 1:05 am. today a few minutes after, it was believed, he leaped from the bridge. Police said a note in his pocket gave his name and address and said another note under his pillow a* home would give the reasons for his leap. Police refused to disclose the contents of the notes. The body was found by a George town University student. Harry Barnes, of 1921 Kalorama road N.W.. in the middle of Beech drive on the west side of the bridge. I '