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Increasing cloudiness with scattered thun dershowers by night, ending tomorrow morning. High today about 90, low about 68. Cooler tomorrow. (Full report on Page A-2.) Midnight..72 6 a.m_67 11 ajn.77 2 a.m-70 8 a.m_67 Noon_86 4 a.m.68 10 a.m.73 1 pjn_87 Late New York Markets, Page A-19. Quid* f*i* Headers Page. I Amusements ...A-t#' Comics_B-18-19 Editorial .A-l# Editorial ArtidesA-11 Finance.A-19 Lost and Found..A-3 page. Obituary.-B-12 Radio..B-19 Society, Clubs—B-3 SpCrts .A-16-11 Where to go-B-6 i Woman’s Page_.B-12 An Associated Press Newspaper __* - -- i -- 96th Year. No. 264. Phone STerling 5000 ★★ WASHINGTON,v D. C., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1948-FORTY PAGES. City Home Deliyery. Daily and Sunday. *1.20 a Month. When 6 a» Sundays. $1.30. Ni*ht Final Edition. SI.30 and *1.40 Ber Month ** VJaxa 4.» Bernadotte Report Asks U.N. Halt Palestine War, Rule Jerusalem; Arab League Starts Own Regime Mediator Also Urges Changes In Partition Plan By the Associated Press PARIS, Sept. 20.—A posthu mous report by the murdered Count Folke Bernadotte declares the United Nations should step in to end the Palestine war if the Arabs and Jews fail to make peace. The mediator wrote that “Israel exists in Palestine,” and the future of Arab Palestine should be left to the Arab states, “in full consulta tion with the Arab inhabitants” of the Holy Land. His 35,000-word report was dis tributed to the 58 U. N. member states as his body and that of French Lt. Col. Andre Pierre Serot were being flown home. Memorial Service Planned. It was tentatively planned to hold a memorial service at Paris’ Orly Field. After receiving homage from high United Nations and French officials Count Bernadotte’s body would be flown to Stockholm. The Holy City of Jerusalem, where Count Bernadotte and Col. Serot were shot to death last Friday, should be placed under United Na tions control, the report said. The report, which will be one of the problems, facing the General Assembly opening tomorrow, also recommended changes in the Pal estine partition plan. The Negeb Desert of Southern Palestine, he said, should become Arab territory. Most of it was given to the Jews under the partition plan. Galilee Would Be Jewish. All of Galilee should be "defined as Jewish territory,” he added. The partition plan gave Western Galilee to Arab Palestine, but it now is under control of the Israeli Army. While Count Bernadotte left the disposition of Arab Palestine to the Arab States, he recommended that "in view of the historical connection and common interests of Trans Jordan and Palestine, there would be compelling reasons for merging” Arab Palestine and neighboring Trans-Jordan. Count Bernadotte’s report also recommended: The Jewish port of Haifa, in cluding oil refineries and terminals,' should be declared a free port. The airport at Lydda should be declared a free airport. The right of 360,000 Arab refugees to return to their homes in Jewish-1 controlled territory, or payment of compensation by Israel to those "choosing not to return.” The United Nations should pro vide special assurance that Jewish Arab boundaries are "respected and maintained.” Guarantee of Rights. The political, economic, social and religious rights of all Arabs in Jew ish territory and all Jews in Arab territory of Palestine “should be fully guaranteed and respected by ihe authorities.” Establishment of a United Na tions Conciliation Commission. The principal job of the Concili a t ion Commission would be to "supervise such boundaries, road, railroad, free port, free airport, minority rights and other arrange ments as may be decided upon by the United Nations.” Placing Jerusalem under United Nations control would, in effect, internationalize it. Count Berna dotte proposed this international area be the same as originally pro posed by the United Nations parti tion plan. He would also grant "maximum feasible local autonomy for its Arab and Jewish communi ties, with full safeguards for the protection of the holy places and sites and free access to them, and for religious freedom.” “The right of unimpeded access to Jerusalem, by road, rail or air, should be fully respected by all parties,” he added. Partition Changes Outlined. Count Bernadotte said he recom mended changes in the partition plan boundaries “in order to make them more equitable, workable and consistent with existing realities in Palestine.” His major boundary recommenda tions were: wrhe area known as the Negeb, south of a line running from the sea near Majdal east-southeast to Taluja (both of which places would (See BERNADOTTE, Page A-5.V Thousands Line Up To Leave Germany By the Associated Press FRANKFURT, Germany. Sept. 20. —Thousands of would-be immi grants to the United States lined up at American Consulates in Germany today. It was announced Friday that the ban on immigration would be lifted for a total of 28,000 Germans, “eth nic Germans” and Austrians a year. Some Germans arrived before the Consulate in Frankfurt four hours before it opened for business. “All of them seemed to be in a hurry to leave poor old Germany as quickly as possible," said a German policeman on duty. The crowds gathered despite the fact newspapers had announced all applications to go on a quota wait ing list would be handled by mail. Many, however, already had their applications prepared and handed them in. “I just want to work—it doesn't matter what sort of job it is,” said a baker. “I want to get out of Germany before the next war,” & farmhand said. Marshall in Paris, to See Bevin And Schuman on Berlin Crisis German Situation Overshadows Opening Of U. N.; Smith and Clay to Arrive By the Associated Pres* PARIS, Sept. 20.—United States Secretary of State Marshall ar rived here by plane today to attend the opening of the United Nations General Assembly to morrow. British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin also has arrived. Problems arising out of the tense situation in Berlin and other factors in the cold war between East and West over shadow the U. N. conference. A meeting of the three Western foreign ministers. Gen. Marshall. Mr. Bevin and Robert Schuman of France, was expected with the pos sibility that the Berlin crisis may be laid before the 58 nations. Both Mr. Bevin and Gen. Mar shall will have their top advisers on Germany with them by tonight. Berlin dispatches said American military Governor Gen. Lucius Clay will fly to Paris to report to Gen. Marshall this afternoon. His British colleague. Gen. Sir Brian Robertson, is going to confer with Mr. Bevin. They will be joined in the French capital by W. Bedell Smith, United Heiress Won't Tell Probers Whether She Aided Atomic Spies Louise Bransten Berman Took Typical Red Stand, McDowell Declares By Miriam Ottenberg Mrs. Louise Bransten Berman, attractive New York heiress who reportedly has contributed heav ily to the Communist Party, to day refused to tell the House Committee on Un-American Ac tivities whether she ever engaged in atomic espionage. She said the answer might incriminate her. After questioning Mrs. Berman for more than an hour in closed session, Representative McDowell, Republi can, of Pennsylvania announced: “Mrs. Louise Berman took a typi cal Communist position on all ques tions put to her by the committee. "However? much testimony al ready had been given the commit tee regarding this witness and her connections and associations and various activities in behalf of the ting of espionage conspirators.’’ Refuses All Answers. Mr. McDowell said the witness stood on her constitutional rights under the fifth amendment and re fused to answer all questions re garding alleged association with Communists, including "the giving of money.” One of the committee's questions, he said, was whether she ever en gaged in atomic espionage activi ties. Mr. McDowell said she pleaded self-incrimination and refused to answer. The blond, curly-haired witness, however, was allowed to read a statement, in which she declared: "I have never engaged in any wrongful activities, and the at tempt to create the impression that I have done so is in itself an infa mous act.” Subpoena Extended. Mr. McDowell announced that Mrs. Berman's subpoena calling her before the committee was extended for an indefinite time and “she was forbidden by the chair to leave the United States.” The acting chairman explained that Mrs. Berman has traveled abroad and "at the moment we don't want her to go anywhere." Mrs. Berman, according to Mr. McDowell, would only answer a few "innocuous” questions. Among other questions she de clined to answer, Mr. McDowell said, was one asking her what is her present husband's visible means of income. Mrs. Berman is now mar ried to Lionel Berman of New York, who has previously been identified as being interested in documentary films. Fortune Estimated in Millions. An heiress whose fortune reputed ly now runs into millions of dollars. Mrs. Berman is the former wife of Richard Bransten, who once owned the New Masses under the name of Brute Minton and is now married to authoress Ruth McKenney. Emerging from the session as calm and unruffled as when she entered, Mrs. Berman handed reporters her statement and refused to make any additions to it. The statement fol lows: “I come from a family of Cali fornia pioneers. My grandparents helped settle California during the gold rush. From earliest childhood I have been brought up to value the spirit of American justice and (See-PROBE, Page A-4.) J. Edgar Hoover Gaining FBI Director J.' Edgar Hoover, who has been ill at his home for a week, was reported showing some improvement today. Mr. Hoover is suffering.from bronchial pneumonia. Dr. Best Doomed to Die COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Sept. 20 OP).—Dr. Werner Best, Hitler’s Ambassador in Denmark from 1942 to 1945, was sentenced to death by | a Danish court today. States Ambassador to Russia, Mos cow dispatches said, and Frank Rob erts, Britain’s special envoy who has been participating in talks with the Soviets on the future of Berlin. (Moscow dispatches also re ported the departure of Francois Seydoux, political adviser to the French military governor, and 1 the expected departure of French Ambassador Yves Chatagigneau. Ending of the talks after bog ging down on technicalities was hinted despite lack of an offi cial announcement from a Big j Four capital.) Gen. Marshall and his party ar ■ rived at Orly Field in President Truman's plane, the Independence, j at 9 a.m. (5 a.m. EDTi after an un ; eventful 15-hour and 50-minute flight from Washington. He went directly to the United States Ambassador’s residence where it was announced he would remain most of the day. (Just before he left Wash ington yesterday, Gen. Marshall described the world situation as “unusually critical.” He added (See U. N., P'age A-5.' South Florida Warned As Hurricane Sweeps Closer to Cuba Rescue Tug Standing by Grounded British Ship; 73 Aboard Still Safe By th« Associated Pres* MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 20.—South Florida from Miami through the Keys today was placed in the “danger zone” of a hurricane with winds over 100 miles an hour which was sweeping down on the south coast of Cuba. Meanwhile, a tug plowing through mountainous seas reached the side of the British freighter Lochmonar, which went aground yescterday on Little Cayman Island on the fringe of the storm. The 9,000-ton vessel had 73 persons aboard. After the tug Curb from Kings ton, Jamaica, reached the Lochmo nar's side, the master of the strick en vessel radioed the Coast Guard that he did not believe his passen gers and crew were in danger, since the hurricane was moving away from the ship and was closing in on the Cuban coast. Those on Ship Believed Safe. “Consider passengers and crew safe on board until weather calms. Do not think ship will break up. Vessel settled more and pounding eased. Holes in five fuel tanks. Three holds taking water slowly. Auxiliaries working. Sky clearing and wind easing slightly. Tug Curb standing by,” the message to the Coast Guard said. An earlier wireless from the Lochmonar’s master to the Associ ated press in New York said the vessel was standing up surprisingly well and that it was on an even keel. Except for anxiety and some discomfort, he reported, the passen gers and crew are well and carrying on a normal ship's life. “We have six British passengers (See HURRICANE, Page A-4J — 90-Degree High Indicated With Showers Later Today The temperature was headed for 90 degrees today but the Weather Bureau promised scattered showers late this afternoon and tonight to break the warmth. By noon the mercury had climbed to 86, two degrees above yesterday's high at 1:36 p.m. Cooler and clear weather is in prospect for tomorrow, the District torecaster said. The District had its first rain in inine days when a thundershower came in from the west last nightJ Trans-Jordan, Iraq Oppose; Split Is in Open By the Associated Press AMMAN, Trans-Jordan, Sept. 20.—Over the strong protests of Trans-Jordan and Iraq, the Arab League announced formation to-1 day of an Arab government for Palestine. Ahmed Hilmy Pasha, military governor of the Arab-held section of Jerusalem, was appointed prime minister of the new government, an official announcement here said, despite a declaration from King Abdullah of Trans-Jordan that such a government would amount to par titioning Palestine. The Arabs have fought against partition ever since the beginning, he said. King Abdullah refused to permit formation of the govern ment "within the security zone of the Trans-Jordan government, which extends from the Egyptian king dom's frontiers, to the frontiers of Syria and Lebanon." Called Arbitrary Act. He added: "Creation of such a government is an arbitrary act without the con sent of the Palestinian people, a thing I will not agree to and will oppose.” Abaulah's declaration brought to a head long-simmering differences over the formation of an Arab gov ernment for Palestine. Abdullah has been pictured as seeing in such a government an effort by the Mufti of Jerusalem to carve out a base of power for himself in Palestine. Renewed shelling in the old city of Jerusalem combined to make this one of the tensest moments since the truce began last July 18. Volunteer Army Pledged. In Cairo Saturday, Abdel Rah man Azzam Pasha, secretary gen* eral of the seven-national Arab League, announced that every pos sible material aid, including an army of volunteers, would be placed at the disposal of the new government. Abdullah, in a message to the League today, called attention to the fact that Hilmy Pasha advised him the League had approved crea tion of the new government. “Trans-Jordan’s delegate has de nied this,” the King said. "In any case, formation of such a govern ment, in our opinion, would turn back Palestine to the disturbed situation prevailing before May 15 (the date of Britain’s surrender of the mandate and the United Nations institution of partition). As the Arab Legion is now fighting alone in Jerusalem, where hostilities are still in force in spite of the truce, and as this central front, including Ramallah, is under the authority of the Arab Legion and the situa tion is still confused, we cannot allow any other hands to interfere in the responsibility of our military government, especially those who are anxious to rule Palestine.” Declared Equal to Partition. He said if the new government actually comes into being and wins United Nations recognition, this, coupled with recognition by some of the major powers of the Jewish claims, would constitute partition. (His idea is that all Palestine should be united under Arab rule.) In a message to Hilmy Pasha, he added: “The souls of Arab Legion sol diers killed during the struggle pro test at this spoiling of the future of the country they fought for.” He added that he recognized Hilmy Pasha's loyalty to the Arab cause and that of Palestine, but added that he wished “another per son had been the cat’s paw in this game.” • Informed sources in Damascus said a Constituent Assembly for a new Arab state in Palestine may be set up somewhere outside the Holy Land's borders in the next six days. Several leading Palestinian Arabs, they said, have been called to Cairo to discuss the proclamation of siich a state, which would amount to a new Arab rival for Jewish Israel.) Trans-Jordan's defense minister, Fawzi Pasha, announced the ap pointment of Lt. Col. Abdulla Bey Tell, a veteran of the Palestine fighting, as acting military governor (See PALESTINE, Page A-5.) National Income Hits New High; Corporate Profits Lead Way By th« Associated Press National Income rose to an annual rate of $221,400,000,000 in the second quarter of 1948, the Commerce De partment reported today. Corporate profits increased more than any other type of income, the department added. The April-May-June rate of total national income was $6,300,000,000 above that for the first quarter.' It was $18,900,000,000 above the figure for the full year 1947. "Business developments in August * * • showed little indication of any letup in the high rate of economic activity,” the department’s office of business economics commented. “Industrial prices continued to ad vance • • * as the influence of third round wage advances spread • * • and as continuing high incomes maintained the demand pressure.” The department said all other types of income shared in lesser degree the increases achieved in corporate profits. On an annual rate basis, corpo rate profits rose from $24,700,000,000 in the first quarter to $30,900,000,000 in the second, excluding $2,500,000, 000 in “paper profits” on inventories. Counting the paper profits, too, the department said, corporate profits before taxes—$33,400,000,000 at an annual rate—showed an in crease of 7 per cent over the first quarter this year and 16 per cent over the second quarter of 1947. Gains in other forms of income, on an annual rate basis, included: Wages and salaries of workers, from $127,500,000,000 for 1947 to $133,900,000,000 for second quarter 1948. Profits of owners of unincorporat ed business and rental incomes of landlords, from $46,000,000,000 to $51,900,000,000. The department noted these de velopments in August: Civilian employment outside of farming reached a record high of 52,800,000 up 2,000,000 from August, 1947. Unemployment totaled only 1,900,000. With a larger labor force and an improved supply of building mate rials, the value of new construction work during August reached $1,800 000,000, a 31 per cent increase over August, 1947. JmrailroadI ^ MAPaf ^UNITED STATES ^ &<rf-/94S i A Collision Seems Inevitable Fringe Parking Starts Slowly; Few Shoppers Use Either Lot New Arlington Reside* t, Sole Patron At 25th and E Streets, Hails Shuttle Plan Washington’s experimental fringe parking system for down town shoppers got off to a slow start today. Only one customer appeared at one of the two new fringe parking areas, located to avoid mid-town congestion, up to late this morning. And a bare dozen shoppers drove into the second lot. Mrs. Richard Kett, a new resident of the Washington area, was the sole patron of the new parking shuttle bus plan at the lot at Twenty fifth and E streets N.W. Mrs. Kett, who arrived from Detroit to move into a new home at 2369 North Quincy street, Arllng ton. only yesterday, appeared at 8:45 a.m—half an hour before the scheduled inauguration of the new service. “I saw about this new service in yesterday's newspaper,-’ she ex plained. "I used to do this in Michi gan. Ordinary parking is so expen sive, and this way you don't have to fight heavy traffic.” To get downtown, she stepped onto one of the R-6 Capital Transit buses that have been rerouted to pass by the parking lot's entrance. From there she was carried directly to Fourteenth and F streets N.W. Other terminus of the shuttle bus (See FRINGE PARKING, Pg. A-2.) President in Denver For His Second Major Speech Campaign Governor of Colorado And Secretary Brannan Joins Truman's Party By Joseph A. Fox Star Staff Correspondent DENVER, Colo., Sept. 20.— President Truman arrived here at 8:50 a.m. today (11:50 EDT) to bring his appeal to the people of Colorado for votes in No vember. The President was accompanied into Denver by Gov. William Lee Knous and secretary of. Agriculture Brannan, who were members of a delegation which met the Presi dent’s train early today at Hugo, Colo. As Mr. Truman swung Into an other rough day of campaigning, he told reporters that he was feeling good, and that the hoarseness which developed as the aftermath of his stumping tour in Iowa Saturday, was clearing up. Greeted By Crowds at Stations. The President was greeted by some sizeable railroad station crowds as he crossed Kansas last night after leaving Kansas City, but he stuck to his rule of doing no politicking on Sunday, although he had a few kind words for some Democratic candidates, including former Senator McGill, Democrat, Kansas, who is making the sen atorial race again. The President will make the sec ond major speech of his 16-day swing to the Pacific Coast here this afternoon, but along with this address, which will be delivered on the State Capitol grounds, there will be the customary off-the-cuff talks as the President moves across Colo- j rado. Tomorrow will find the President in Utah, with a night speech pro grammed in Salt Lake City, at the Mormon Tabernacle. It will be Mr. Truman’s second trip to Utah since he entered the White House, as he spent several hours in Salt Lake City while returning from the United Nations Conference in 1945. Faces Crowded Schedule. The President faced a crowded schedule today. In addition to the capitol address, he was to take part in a parade, attend two receptions, look in on the American Conference on Renewable Resources, and drop by Fitzsimmons General Hospital for a chat with war wounded. The major address no doubt will follow the pattern of the President’s talk in the West in June, when he lashed at Congress for cutting down on the appropriations for land and water development. In addition to looking after his own welfare in Colorado, the Presi dent is confronted with a tough senatorial fight, as the Repub licans are trying to oust Senator Johnson, Democrat, and the Demo crats cannot afford loss of the seat. Under ordinary circumstances, the President could be expected to go into the State swinging, but Senator Johnson, whose personal relations with Mr. Truman have been good, has been something less than an administration stalwart on Capitol Hill. Hence, there is speculation as to the treatment the Senator will get from the President. The President got in some rest yesterday after his blistering push (See TRUMAN, Page A-3.1 Dewey Declares U. S. And Latin America Should Be ’Partners' Inter-American Parley Delegates Meet G. 0. P. Candidate in Chicago By J. A. O'Leary Star Staff Correspondent ABOARD THE DEWEY SPE CIAL, Sept. 20.—The United States and Latin America should face the future not only “as good neighbors but as full part ners,” Gov. Dewey declared to day as he headed for Des Moines, Iowa, for his opening campaign speech tonight. He made the statement to a group of delegates to the Inter American Council of Commerce and Production, meeting today in Chicago. Some of the delegates visited the Republican nominee on his train as it stopped in a Chicago train yard. In his first major speech tonight Gov. Dewey will outline the basic policies, foreign and domestic, he would follow as President. Indica tions are he will take no direct notice of President Truman's Sat urday speech at Dexter, Iowa, which is near Des Moines. Gov. Dewey told his visitors from below the Rio Grande that the United States and their countries are drawing steadily closer together with improved communication and transportation facilities. Joined in New Facts. “Many of us were partners to gether in the war against totalitar ianism and we now are joined to gether not only in the pact of Rio de Janeiro to present our united strength against aggression, but also in the declaration made at Bogota condemning the aims and methods of international communism.” As the Republican nominee headed into the Mid Wes? today on the first leg of an 8,000-mile trip, his secre tary, Paul P. Lockwood, said: “Gov. Dewey in his first major speech at Des Moines tonight will set forth the basic principles and purposes of free government as he sees them. He will pledge his un swerving adherence to these princi ples. He believes that they must be followed by the next national administration in order to unite America and to carry forward in a troubled world the hope of freedom and the living premise that men can be free and that free men can live in peace.” Changes From 1944 Candidate. It was a totally different Dewey from the candidate of 1944 who stepped aboard the 17-car campaign train in Albany yesterday afternoon, and waved a cheerful goodbye to a battery of newsreel cameramen perched on the front of a yard en gine to photograph his departure. The 1948 Dewey is confident, but is taking nothing for granted. He is completely sure of himself, but is going to see and talk to more people than he did four years ago, despite the fact his prospects for victory are much brighter than in 1944. The whole atmosphere al the Dewey train has changed since the last campaign. Then the press and radio reporters could sense a feel ing that the war and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s name on the ballot were too much to overcome. The identification badges issued (See DEWEY, Page A-3.J Dismissed Policemen Indicted in Shooting Of Girl at Night Club Two Rookies Charged With Assault; Victim May Not Walk Again Two former policemen were indicted by the District grand jury today in the night club shooting of 20-year-old Dorothy Kilmer. The two, who were rookie members of the force at the time, were charged with as sault with a dangerous weapon and one faces an additional charge of failing to arrest the other. The men, both subsequently dis missed from the force, are Wayne W. Edmondson, 22, of 2210 Shan non place S.E.. and Rolald H. Holi fteld, 26, of 4000 Ely place S.E. Holi field also was charged with failing to arrest Edmonson, who allegedly fired the shot which struck Miss Kilmer. Now in Sanitarium. Miss Kilmer is now in Washing ton Sanitarium, facing months of convalescence, and doctors’ predic tions are that she will never walk again. The bullet struck her spine and paralyzed her from the waist down. The shooting took place July 28 in the Palm Grove Club, 1601 Four teenth street N.W., where Miss Kil mer was employed as a hat check girl. The two rookies were off duty at the time, although Holifield was still in uniform. The shooting oc curred about 4:20 a.m. Re-entered Cafe. Police had been called to the club to investigate a report that a man was bootlegging whisky in front of the place. Witnesses said the two policemen apparently heard the phone call for police* drew theii guns and walked out the front door They were there, police reports said, when police answered the call and then left. Afterward, they re-entered the cafe. The uniformed man put away hh gun but the other man was toyint with his pistol, according to police versions of the affair. George Stott, manager of the cafe, said the man pointed it flrsi at him, then at Miss Kilmer. She said “Don't point that at me,” bui a short time later, he said, the revolver discharged and Miss Kilmei fell to the floor. Police said both men admittee having a few drinks, but witnessei said neither was drunk. Boy, 6, Killed by Truck During School Recess A 6-year-old school boy was killec instantly during the morning recesf today when he was struck by a true* as he ran across East Capitol street from a nearby store. He was identified as Philip Glover colored, of 301 Fifteenth street N.E. a pupil at the Richartfeon School Fifty-third and Blaine streets N.E. The fatality was the 50th of the year, compared with 53 traffic death: at this time last year. The total traffic toll in 1947 was 72. Driver of the truck was listed by police as 'John Henry Nelson, 34, colored, of 6239 Clay street Ni. A policeman said a group of the children had left the school grounds to run to the store during the recess period. He added that school au thorities had “repeatedly warned” the children about crossing the street from the playground during school hours. New Envoy Leaves for Peru Harold Tlttman, new United States Ambassador to Peru, left yes terday for Lima. Peruvian Ambas sador Alfredo Ferreyros and Peru vian Embassy Counselor Fernando Schwalb were at the airport to say good bye to Mr. Tlttman. Political Broadcasts Political campaign speeches broadcast tonight over local broadcasting stations are as follows: Gov. Dewey from Des Moines, Iowa, 10 to 10:30 pm., WTOP and WOL Henry Wallace, on NBC net work, 10:30 to 10:45 pm., WRC. Welfare Budget Of $14,280,790 Sought for 1950 $7,699,000 Asked for Indigent Patients At St. Elizabeths By Jerry O'Leary, Jr. The Public Welfare Depart ment today submitted to the Commissioners a $14,280,790 bud get estimate for fiscal 1950 which exceeds this year’s welfare ap propriation by $1,400,000 although it provides no new services and only one minor construction project. Largest single increase requested is included in the $7,669,000 fund for support of Washington’s indigent insane in St. Elizabeths Hospital. The increase is $987,000 over the $6,682,000 appropriated last year for District per diem payments to the Federal hospital. Welfare Director John W. Tram burg said the increase was caused by a dailv average increase in Dis trict patients at the hospital. The welfare Department must pay n $4.15 a day per patient. There will be a daily average of 5,063 District patients there in fiscal 1950. Only $185,000 For Construction. ‘ The welfare construction program was cut to the bone by Mr. Tram* burg and his administrative o©-(' cer, Frank M. Gray. Sole capital.’, outlay project requested in the es|f-Y. mates seeks $185,000 for completing'" partially finished residences for em ployes and the medical staff at the District Training School, Laurel, Md.’ * Congress appropriated $180,000 thftf year to begin the residences. “ No other new construction i* * asked by Mr Tramburg in the budgW of a department that created projt ects costing millions of dollars iir ' better years. Mr. Tramburg said o he wielded the economy ax vigor-" ously because of the Commissioners! nt recent order restricting hiring aad -i ! banning all new construction, is to j Although the Commissioners or*5 dered strictest economy in the 196® budget estimates, the department heads have asked for $110,118,648 to * (to run the city in the next fiscal year. The amount is $10,000,000 * more than the 1949 appropriation ] and Budget Officer Walter L. Fowler | has predicted a general fund reve Inue availability for fiscal 1950 <df only $80,000,000. wt Day Care Centers to Close. Another saving pointed out by th welfare planners is in the expira tion of the District's day care center* next June SO. The District is pay ing $190,000 this year for the centers, but the act of Congress providing for the centers does not extend t® 1950. The Public Welfare Department’*' next biggest budget request is the $3,973,680 for agency services. This year, there is an appropriation of $3,485,200 for the agencies dealing with the public. The increase asked for 1950 is $488,480. The Public Assistance Division, largest of the agency services, wants $2,709,821 in 1950 compared with the $2,400,655 it received for fiscal 1949. In addition, it will receive about $1, 725,274 in Federal funds during the fiscal year beginning next July 1. C. S. to Contribute $1,579,692. The greatest part of public as sistance funds, $2,440,272 would go to the public in the form of assist ance grant checks giving financial aid to persons and families in need. With a Federal matching lund of $1,579,692, the welfare department plans to spend $4,019,964 in assist ance grants during fiscal 1950. The District s $2,440,272 share of these payments is $289,908 more than was appropriated for fiscal 1949. Mr. Tramburg said the num ber of persons receiving grants will be limited by restriction, but Con gress has authorized higher assist ance amounts already in effect. This increase accounts for the higher appropriation asked by the depart , ment for helping the same number of people. In telling the Commissioners of the problems facing the Public As sistance Division, Mr. Tramburg said: “The high birth rates of the last two or three years are bringing twice as many children into the District each year as are reaching maturity or dying. This means that our childhood population is increasing 5 per cent a year, not counting any gam from immigration. “At the same time, the lengthen ing span of life is increasing the (See BUDGET.-Page A-4J Sfiffer Credit Curbs Return; May Hit Used Car Prices Beginning today it wil take a one third payment to buy a new or used car and a 20 per cent payment to purchase a refrigerator, radio, furni ture and other major household goods. The credit controls, voted at the special session of Congress, return after an 11-month absence. The terms were fixed by the Federal Reserve Board. » Auto manufacturers do not expect | the new rules to affect new-car pur chases because of the heavy back log of orders. But some auto dealers and finance men predicted the gen erally stiffer terms will put the skids under the premium prices for used cars by putting them out of reach of many families. The new rules cover purchases of more than >50 and up to >5,000. After the down payment the bal ance, if less than >1,000, must be paid off in 15 months. If it’s over >1,000, the buyer has up to 18 months to pay. The 20 per cent down rule covers cookstoves, dishwashers, ironers, vacuum cleaners, refrigerators, washing machines, or any combina tion of these, air conditioners, radios, television sets, phonographs, sewing machines, furniture and rugs. Regular 30-day store charge ac counts are not affected.