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Mostly cloudy, warm and windy with show ers today and early tonight followed by cooler with lowest near 50 tonight. Tomor row, partly cloudy, cooler. (Full report on A-2.) Midnight -69 6 a.m.69 10:12 a.m.-77 2 am_69 8 a.m_70 Noon 75 4 a.m.68 10 a.m..76 12:54 pm,..78 % Guide for Readers i rage Amusements — B-16 Church News.A-8-10 Comics ..B-15 Crossword _A-19 Editorial .A-6 Editorial Articles.A-7 Page Lost and Found--A-3 Obituary .-A-4 Radio . -B-15 Real Estate—B-l-14 Society, Clubs_A-7 Sports .A-ll An Associated Press Newspaper_ 96th Year. No. 311. Phone ST. 5000 ** WASHINGTON, D. C.t SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1948—THIRTY-SIX PAGES. City Home Delivery, Daily and Sunday. Si .20 a Month. When 6 RJ f'Jjr'W’T’S Sundays, $1.30. Ni*ht Pinal Edition. $1.30 and $1.40 per Month Red Bloc in U. N. Taunts Dulles on G. 0. P. Defeat Polish Delegate Jibes At U. S. Bipartisan Foreign Policy By the Associated Press PARIS, Nov. 6.—A Russian-bloc delegate taunted John Foster Dulles today on the Republican defeat in the United States elec tion. Mrv. Dulles, an American delegate to the United Nations Assembly and foreign affairs adviser to Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York, might have been Secretary of State had Gov. Dewey been elected. The delegate, Juliusz Katz-Suchy of Poland, also took a crack at American bipartisan foreign policy in the light of President Truman’s victory at the polls. He addressed the 58-nation Political Committee of the United Nations Assembly.' Called “Private Affair.” Replying to Mr. pulles' attack yesterday on the role of Soviet bloc states in the Greek civil war, the Polish delegate declared “the likes and dislikes of Mr. Dulles are en tirely a personal affair since last Tuesday—entirely a private affair.” Later, Andrei Y. Vishinsky, Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister, told the committee the Greek government is out to destroy the rebels “by any means,” including poison gases. He said Greece's delegate to the United Nations, Panayotis Pipinelis, has shown “he was well acquainted with toxic gases,” and that “this is no accident.” “And without any compunction, his government, with the knowledge of the United States and Britain, is preparing to take such action,” Mr. Vishinsky added. Before Mr. Vishinsky spoke, Mr. Pipinelis had taken the floor to reply to previous attacks on him by the Russian delegate. Mr. Katz-Suchy’s attack was a personal one on Mr. Dulles. The American delegate yesterday had ac cused the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, Albania and Bulgaria of attempting to discredit the U. N. Social Com mittee on the Balkans and hide facts about Communist support for the Greek guerrillas. During his speech, Mr. Katz Suchy frequently thumped the table with his fist as he directed sarcastic barbs at Mr. Dulles. At one point he declared with heavy irony that Dulles’ bipartisan attachment becomes much stronger after the election. Dulles Declines to Reply, Later Mr. Dulles made a state ment to the committe saying this was not the first time he had been attacked. “I have not replied and I do not reply now,” Mr. Dulles said, ‘‘be cause I believe that the delegations here have an elemental duty to exer cize self-control to prevent personal brawling, which would injure the prestige and usefulness of the As sembly.” The Katz-Suchy attack at times was violent. He declared Mr. Dulles did not mind the misery and poverty of the Greek people, and added: “He is not even moved by the murder of George Polk, who was slain by rightist elements. He Ls moved by strategic interests.” Greece has accused Communists of the Polk slaying. Mr. Katz-Suchy also- revived the Eastern charge that the United States has dreams of expansion. Empire Building Charged. ■'Everybody knows that the United States is trying to build an empire. There is no need for Mr. Dulles to tell us how unselfish that is.” The Polish delegate said that Mr. Dulles, who yesterday attacked Russia for “vicious falsehoods” against the United States, helped keep the United States from taking part in the fight in Europe at the time of the Nazi invasion of Poland. Before taking up the Greek de bate proper, the committee spent more than an hour arguing over whether it should show Yugoslav government movies of Greek chil dren in Yugoslavia. The question was whether such films were documentary or propa <See BALKANS, Page^A-2.) Woman Is Beaten, Man Speedily Seized A woman employe of the United j States Public Health Service was! beaten shortly after 5 o’clock this morning as she walked out of her room in the Meridian Hill Hotel 2601 Sixteenth street NW. Within six minutes a foot patrol man had arrested a man who, police say, has admitted the attack. The victim, not injured seriously I tnough to require hospitalization,! was Miss Bertha E. Fletchall, about S4, an employe of the United States Public Health Service and a sister in-law of Judge Charles Woodward »f Rockville, Md. Held on charges of assault and i housebreaking is Percy S. Lassiter, 12, colored, of the 17(50 block of Bwann street N.W., who was arrested l few blocks away by Pvt. Charles u. Hardman, colored patrolman of ihe tenth precinct. Pvt. Hardman said he stopped the nan and questioned him because he tcted suspiciously at Columbia and Ontario roads N.W. As he was ques tioning him, Pvts. James M. Jackson ind Charles W. Yeatman drove up n a scout car and identified the nan held from a radio description tent out 6 minutes before. Miss Fletchall, who is , a State lonsultant in the USPHS vital sta istics department, said she walked Mit of her room into a hallway, aw the man and screamed. He lapped her, then knocked her down md fled. Police said the suspect old them he entered the hotel hrough an open window in a first loor beauty parlor. He is due in Municipal Court to ny on the charges. I 0 * Forrestal Resignation Rumor Bolstered by Cryptic Remark row More Years Not 4 For Me/ He Says When Asked to Face Camera Secretary of Defense Forrestal, whose resignation from the cabi net has been widely rumored since President Truman’s re election, was a White House caller today and gave rise to more speculation with a cryptic remark which he did not amplify. Asked by photographers to pose with Navy Secretary Sullivan, the defense chief wanted to know if that hadn't been done sufficiently. “Well, this is the start of another four years,” a photographer re sponded. “Not for me,” the Defense Secretary retorted as he walked briskly toward the President’s office. No one was certain whether he meant four more years in the cabi net or just four more years of posing for pictures was not for him. Reporters asked Mr. Forrestal whether he had submitted his res ignation. He replied that the Pres ident had had it ever since he took the job and he saw no reason to reiterate it. White House Press Secretary Charles G. Ross said he did not know the purpose of Mr. Forrestal’s call. Mr. Sullivan came in to discuss | future naval policy, Mr. Ross said, SECRETARY FORRESTAL I adding that the President alaso “de sired to thank him for his excellent service in the campaign.” He made about 16 speeches, Mr. Ross added. Mr. Ross told questioners the Navy 'discussion was on a very general plane. Secretary of Commerce Saawyer, another whose name has figured in a possible cabinet shift, also was on j the President's calling list today, but said they talked about general mat [ ters. Chinese Nationalists Claim Gains Against Reds on Three Fronts Holdings Also Reported Enlarged in Encircled Pieping-Tientsin Area By the Associated Pres* PEIPING, Nov. 6.—The Chi nese government reported today ! it had hacked out gains to the north, west and south and en larged its North China Peiping ; Tientsin island, which is entire ly surrounded by Communists. The government report came as American authorities moved to evacuate 1,000 American dependants from Nanking, Shanghai, Tientsin and Peiping. The Americans fear an outbreak of fighting in the major national cities may cut off escape for the American citizens. Biggest Gain in South. Hie biggest government gain was to the south. Government head- j quarters said three Communist bri-l gades—possibly 30,000 men—were smashed in a drive on Shihkiach wang. Red headquarters 170 miles? south of Peiping. (There was no hint as to how close the government is to the ! . railway city. The Communist ra dio, however, has been showing nervousness over this government ? move.) Another 2,000 Communists were [ reported killed in the government’s recapture of Hingcheng, in the Man ; churian corridor, where the Nation alists are trying to fight south to? j the Great Wall and join up with | troops of the North China command, j Hingcheng is 65 miles north of the Wall and 15 miles southwest of the port of Hulutao, from where the government divisions are operating. Coal Section Cleared. South of the Great Wall, Red troops were said to have been cleared from the vicinity of the Tangshan coal mines, which supply? Tientsin and Peiping. A military spokesman said govern ment troops, fighting to reopen the railway between Peiping and Inner Mongolia, had recaptured the rail road city of Yangkao, 150 miles west j of Peiping. | Progovernment reports also denied i the Communist claim that the Manchurian port of Yingkow had fallen. The government was said to hold an area within a 30-mile ra dius of the port and transports were gathered in the harbor to bring off the remnants of the Manchurian j army. | Gen. Fu Tso-yi, commander In [North China, is reported to have [gone to Nanking for top-level con ferences. (Nanking heard that Chiang Kai-shek was urging Gen. Fu to bring his armies south for a stand on the Yangtze defending Nanking and Shanghai. Rumors of a negotiated settlement with the I Reds were growing in volume in [Nanking, but completely lacked confirmation). In Shanghai airlines reported ; there was no rush by Americans to get out of the country. The Em bassy’s advice that dependents be [evacuated was met with mixed re jection from American businessmen, [many of whom felt that Shanghai had at least several months’ period j of grace before the Communists i could threaten it. Trans-Jordan Reported Urging Peace With Israel By th« Associated Press CAIRO, Nov. 6.—The independent weekly Akhbar El Yom said today that King Abdullah/ of , Trans Jordan has suggested a peaceful set tlement between his country and Israel. In a dispatch under a Beirut, Lebanon, dateline, the newspaper said the suggestion was contained in a message which the King sent to a “high Arab personality.” Commenting on the dispatch, the weekly said certain indications lent support to the possibility of such ac tion but added that Abdullah will not take the step unless the British government approves it. Vinson's Father-in-Law Dies in Louisa, Ky. By the Associated Press LOUISA, Ky., Nov. 6.—Robert Porter Dixon, 92, father-in-law of Chief Justice Vinson and prominent Eastern Kentucky Democrat, died in a hospital here yesterday. Hottest Nov. 6 Arrives With 78 at 12:54 A temperature of 78 degrees at 12.54 o'clock today set an all-time record for November 6. The previ ous high was 74 in 1888. After an abnormally warm night, during which the temperature dropped only to 67 at 3:30 a.m„ the District forecaster looked for a warm, windy day with showers. To night and tomorrow will be partly cloudy, windy and cooler. The Weather Bureau said strong southerly winds this morning were bringing the humidity down. 6 Die, 65 Hurt as Bus Crashes Head-On Into Toronto Streetcar Victims in Motor Coach; Returninf From Party, Trapped Half an Hour By the Associated Press TORONTO, Ontario, Nov. 6.— Six persons, including two wom en, were killed and some 65 others were injured early today when a streetcar and a chartered bus collided on Toronto’s western outskirts. Fifteen of the in jured were reported in critical condition. Police and hospital authorities identified the dead as Mrs. Thomas May, Frank Augustus Noble, Mr. and Mrs. David Armitt, Earl McNie and Gordon Beddie, all cf Hamilton, Ontario. The Canadian Coach Lines bus carried members of the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders Regiment of Hamilton and their wives. They had attended a reunion party at a night spot near the West End Sun nyside Amusement Center. Most of the critically injured were passen gers on tne bus. Acetylene Torches Ised. The streetcar was filled with workers coming off the night shift at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plant in suburban New Toronto. The nose of the bus was tightly imbedded in the front of the street car. Rescuers used acetylene torches to cut through to the screaming, moaning victims trapped in the bus. One eyewitness said the bus ap parently swerved in an attempt to miss a pedestrian. One of the un identified bodies lying on the road way following the crash was believed that of the pedestrian. Roadway and Tracks Slick. A motorist driving directly be hind the bus when the accident occurred said he saw the bus swerve and then smash directly into the streetcar. Both the roadway and the tracks were wet and slick from a light rain which had been falling for several hours; The impact sent the big bus on its side with a crash that could be heard several blocks tiway. The cries of badly injured persons min gled with the screams of trapped men and women who had escaped severe harm. , Three or four men on the street jear averted a panic by ordering passengers to remain quiet. They (See COLLISIONTPage A-2.) Arlington Man Injured; Fight After Crash Blamed An Arlington man was in critical (condition in Arlington Hospital to jday with head injuries which police jsaid he apparently suffered in a fight with the driver of another car (after an accident last night. The victim is Audie S. Carroll, 65, of 829 South Glebe road. Police were holding Benjamin Lee Griffin, 32, a mechanic, 2120 South Second street, Arlington. They said Griffin told them he knocked Mr. Carroll to the pave ment in an argument which followed the collision of their cars at Wilson boulevard and North Fillmore street. Arlington Detective Chief C. Burns Pressley said Griffin was held on a felonious assault charge pending outcome of Mr. Carroll’s injuries. Bond was set at $5,000, Truman Studies Budget; Leaves Again Tomorrow President Will Rest For Two Weeks at Key West Naval Base k By Joseph A. Fox President Truman today took a brief plunge into office routine as he prepared to leave tomor row for a two-week stay at the Naval Base in Key West, Fla., to rest from his victorious elec tion campaign. Back at his desk early after an uproarious welcome from a crowd estimated at 750,000, here yesterday, Mr. Truman turned his attention to Government budget problems. He arranged to see Budget Direc tor James E. Webb today for a discussion of Federal finances in preparation for the budget, which goes to the new Congress early in January to finance Government op erations for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Democratic campaign promises— if Congress goes along—will call for some new expenditures for such items as low-cost rental housing and aid to education. Those costs are due to be offset by savings in other directions—with foreign aid and na tional defense likely to be the prin cipal sources. Financial Outlook Brighter. Because of the continued high level of employment, the country’s financial prospects are reported in much better condition than in August, when the President, making his midyear review, forecast a deficit of $1,500,000,000 by next July, be cause _ of the Republican tax cut which" finally was forced through over his third veto. Right now, next year's budget is being figured at around $45,000,000, 000, and officials believe that barring something unexpected, outgo can be kept pretty much in line with in come. The President may be expected to do all possible to cut down the public debt as he has continually insisted that this is vital if the Nation is to be solvent, and that only a solvent Nation can assure world peace. While the president is scheduled officially for a two-week “vacation” at the Key West Naval Base which affords perfect seclusion—if he wants it—associates are satisfied that the period of inactivity will not last long. There always is some work to be done, and direct-line communica tions makes it possible lor him to be in touch with the White House at all times. Philip Murray Sees- President. He also will be giving thought to plans for the new term starting January 20 which will pose so many problems, with Taft-Hartley Act repeal and some sort of price control high on the list. Philip Murray, president of the CIO which did yeoman work for the Truman cause in the final days of the campaign, called at the White House yesterday shortly after Wash ington welcomed Mr. Truman home, but he said they had talked no busi ness. "I Just extended my compliments to the President and that's all,” he said. Mr. Murray said he "hoped” the Taft-Hartley Act would be repealed, “now that the people have spoken.” He said further the CIO favors com plete reorganization of the Labor Department. That is another thing to which Mr. Turman is committed. Mr. Truman takes off for Key West at 9 a.m. tomorrow. En route he will stop at New Bern, N. C., to worship in the First Baptist Church there—keeping a promise he made some time ago to the Rev. Thomas Wiatt Tryer, its 40-year-old 200-pound pastor, who is a former football player. Dr. Fryer was a White House vis (See TRUMAN, Page A-3.) Half of French Miners Declared Ignoring Strike By the Associated Press PARIS, Nov. 6.—The government said today more than 50 per cent of France’s coal miners have re turned to work in defiance of a Communist-led strike. The Ministry of Industry and Commerce said production yesterday in the Lorraine basin was higher than at any time since the libera tion. The strike never was complete in that area. The smallest back-to work movement has been in the north, which mines two-thirds of France's coal. The strike, ostensibly for higher pay, started October 4. A train carrying miners to work was derailed in the Marseille area this morning. There were no cas ualties. The government blamed criminal sabotage. The locomotive and first two cars left the tracks because of loosening of a rail. A rail was also unspiked in the north near Douai, but a track walker discovered it before a mine train was due. 'TINSIST 0N\ iMY RIGHT TO) ^TESTIFY // J&UMU3 MM /T INSIST0N> 'MY RIGHT TO , REFUSE TO f VTESTlFyfy fcfcAWb tJUUY Social Season at White House Canceled for Extensive Repairs Events From Late Fall to Lent Abandoned; Truman Family May Move to Blair House The White House social season; was abandoned today as the Executive Mansion was closed for repairs. As a result of the closing of the mansion, the social schedule, run ning from the late fall until Lent, will not be held, it was announced at the White House today. Contrary to custom, no schedule of entertaining had been announced, but it was being taken for granted that the delay was due to election uncertainties. It was announced today that ‘‘ex tensive repairs must be made to assure the safety of the building.” For that reason, it was announced, the White House will be closed to sightseers and social events. It is hoped to start the necessary work on the 150-year-old mansion as soon as possible. During the work, it is assumed the presidential family will move across Pennsylvania avenue to Blair House, which they occupied for a while when President Truman first took office. Blair House and the adjoining mansion are presently used for the j entertainment of distinguished fis jitors from other countries. That the White House constitutes more of a fire hazard than had been supposed was disclosed through a preliminary study of the physical condition of the structure under a $50,000 appropriation from Congress. Boring tests made by technicians of the Public Buildings Administra tion indicate the worse conditions are to be found in a number of supporting walls and the second floor, particularly. As a result of these tests and disclosures, Lorenzo S. Winslow, White House achitect, announced on September 30 that Congress will be asked to appro priate from $750,000 to $1,250,000 to renovate and fireproof the second floor. The second floor, where the Pres ident and his family live, now creaks and sags. Mr. Winslow wants to take out the entire floor and replace it with a concrete-steel floor and fireproof partitions. TTie whole question involving the safety of the White House is to be made the subject of a technical report to Congress from the Public Buildings Administration. What definite recommendations that re port will contain is not known at this time. Timoshenko Will Lead Red Anniversary Parade By the Associated Press MOSCOW. Nov. 6.—Marshal S. K ■ Timoshenko, Soviet war hero, will j lead the parade through Red Square : tomorrow in observance of Russia’s revolutionary anniversary. Moscow has been decked out with flags and bunting in honor of the event. Portraits of Prime Minister Stalin and Lenin are displayed on public buildings in the capital. Bolling Plane Search Hampered by Weather Air rescue planes awaited clearing weather today at Stephenville, New foundland, to start a search for a Bolling Air Force Base bomber miss ing since yesterday afternoon with! six men aboard, five of them from Washington. According to the Associated Press, the plane, a twin-engine B-25, made radio contact with Harmon Field, Argentia, at 3:31 p.m. <EST). At that time, with weather “very bad,” it was reported over the field at 1,500 feet. Officials said the plane may have been ordered to come in for a landing or may have been told to climb and return for another try because of the heavy weather. Then radio contact was broken. Names of the crew are being withheld pending notification of the next of kin, according to Capt. Wil liam J. Lookadoo, Bolling public informtion officer. The bomber arrived at Westover Air Force Base. Mass., at 11:41 a.m. yesterday and took off for Harmon Field at 3:11 p.m. with six and a half hours’ supply of gasoline. A report from St. John’s, New foundland, reported a United States plane may have crashed within a 100-mile radius of Argentia, big American naval base in Southern Newfoundland. At Bolling, officials said the plane was still listed as “missing.” They also salt! that live air rescue planes would join others in a wide search this morning. ■-- i Woman Killed by Streetcar On Columbia Road Near 18th A woman identified by papers as Mrs. Joseph McCauley, 1954 Colum bia road N.W., was killed by a streetcar today while crossing Co lumbia road about a block from her home. William P. Watson, 51, of 1019 B street N.E., operator of the west bound streetcar, told police he saw Mrs. McCauley walking south across 1800 block of Columbia road. He rang his bell and applied his brakes, but the pedestrian did not heed the warning and was struck by the front of the car, he said. The accident occurred about 10:45 a.m. Streetcars along busy Colum bia road were backed up for about three blocks for 45 minutes. Mrs. McCauley was identified by papers in her purse. She was pro nounced dead by Dr. Carl Dicksa of Emergency Hospital at 11:05 a.m. Franklin Siegler, 86, of 1315 Juniper street N.W., died today at Emergency Hospital, and police were investigating the possibility of a hit-and-run case. Mr. Siegler was found at dusk Wednesday lying in the 7700 block of Georgia avenue N.W. He was admitted to the hospital and treated for head injuries and abrasions of the knee. An autopsy was planned this afternoon at the morgue. A coroner’s inquest has been set for 11:30 a.m. Monday in the traffic death of William C. Ridenour, 73. Mr. Ridenour of 1417 Potomac avenue S.E., died Thursday after noon in Emergency Hospital, where he was admitted October 7 with head (See ACCIDENTS, Page A-2J 7 Killed, 6 Wounded As Gunman Battles Police at Chester Man, Barricaded in Room, Opens Fight by Slaying City Detective on Street By the Associated Press CHESTER, Pa., Nov. 6.—Seven men were killed and six other; persons wounded today by a berserk gunman who died in a| second-floor room where he had! barricaded himself against the bullets and tear gas of police. The gunman and all but one of his victims were Negroes. The slayer was not identified immediately. The slain white man, Fred Casino, had driven into the neighborhood to pick up a man he had hired to help him on a job. Police Chief Andrew J. Desmond, jr„ said he was unable to learn immediately what touched off the shooting. Chief Desmond gave this account of the shooting: Detective Ellery Purnsley, a mem ber of the vice squad, was walking along Market street when some one took a shot at him from the second story window. Detective Returns Fire. Mr. Purnsley returned the fire and during a furious exchange of shots xthe detective was killed. Mr. Casino went to Mr. Purns ley’s assistance and was cut down by gunfire from the window. A crowd, attracted by the shoot ing, quickly gathered. And the en tire city police force was mobilized at the scene. The gunman, poking a rifle from the window of the barricaded room, (See GUN BATTLE, Page A-37)~ Wrights Plane Leaves For l). S. on Mauretania By the Associated Press LONDON, Nov. 6.—The Wright Brothers’ Kitty Hawk, first power driven airplane to fly, was off for home today aboard the liner Maure tania. The plane with which the Amer ican airmen made the historic flight on December 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk, N. C., will be back in the United States in time for display on the 45th anniversary of the event. It will be preserved in the Smithsonian Institution at Washington. Orville Wright sent the plane to England in 1928 because of a dispute with the Smithsonian over credit for designing the first flyable craft. When he died January 30, he left instructions the plane should be re turned to America. Taking its place in London’s Science Museum is an exact replica of the Kitty Hawk except for the dummy engine, made by students of the De Havilland Technical School. Museum officials said this already is attracting crowds. Dewey Blames Defeat On Overconfidence; Plans Arizona Trip Republican Nominee Says 2 or 3 Million of Party Must Have Stayed Home By the Associated Press ALBANY, N. Nov. 6.—Gov. Dewey, conducting a postmortem on Tuesday’s election, said today that Republican overconfidence was a material factor in his de feat for the presidency. “It looks as if two or three mil lion Republicans stayed at home out "of overconfidence,” the defeat ed GOP presidential nominee said. “I was quite surprised by the very low vote” in Tuesday’s election, the governor told a news conference. Gov. Dewey will take a two-week vacation in Tucson, Ariz., he an nounced. He will be accompanied by Mrs. Dewey, their two sons, Thomas, 16, and John, 13; Mr. and Mrs. Carl T. Hogan and their son, Jack, 12; and Mr. and Mrs. Roger W. Straus. The Hogans and the Strauses are close friends of the Deweys. Will Fly Tomorrow. The governor planned to go this afternoon to his farm home at Paw ling, N. Y., then travel on to New York this evening. He will fly to Arizona from La Guardia Field at 8 a.m. tomorrow. The governor was asked whether he had come to the conclusion that overconfidence was the major rea son for his defeat. "It's one factor that stands out in the returns so far,” he replied. Gov. Dewey said he had no in tention of renouncing his role as titular head of the Republican Party during the next four years. “No, sir,” he replied briskly when the question was put to him. “As a matter of fact, I couldn’t (re nounce it) if I wanted to.” Intends to Be “Useful.” Gov, Dewey reiterated his state ment of last Wednesday that he would not try a third time for the presidency. “That doesn’t mean, however, that I don’t intend to be useful to my country.” He refused to elaborate on that. He said he would discuss his plans further when he returned from vacation. He said he had some definite ideas about the future of the Republican Party, but that discussion of that also must await his return. Displays Telegrams. He displayed a sheaf of telegrams from students all over the country, commending him for the kind of campaign he conducted. Then he declared: "The youth of the country has evidenced in this flood of wires that they believe the Republican Party is the best instrument for their fu tures to insure a country with op portunity for young people. “I earnestly hope they all will stay in the Republican Party and become more active in it in order to make it a better and more effective political organization.” As for the bipartisan foreign policy, Gov. Dewey said in reply to a question dealing with its future: ‘It is pretty firmly rooted in our practice. It should certainly con tinue to be much further de veloped.” Queen Elizabeth Docks After New York Fog Lifts ■y th« Associated Press NEW YORK, Nov. 6.—A thick fog which had gripped the New York Harbor area lifted today, freeing shipping operations and permitting resumption of normal airplane schedule. The British liner Queen Elizabeth was among the vessels moving into the harbor after spending the night at anchor three miles outside the entrance awaiting clear weather. It had been scheduled to berth yesterday and return to Europe this morning. Its new sailing date was not announced. Among the ship’s 2,235 passengers was Canadian Prime Minister Mac kenzie King, 73, who became severely ill in London after attending the opening sessions of the United Na tions General Assembly in Paris. Nineteen other ships were delayed in docking by the fog, which dis rupted air traffic and slowed move ment of small harbor craft to a snail's pace. Holland to Head D.C. Committee; Cain Quits Post % Johnston to Remain, But Will Be Chairman Of Civil Service Group By Harold B. Rogers Senator Cain, Republican, of Washington, who led the fight for a District sales tax and against an inequitable income tax, has resigned from the Sen ate District Committee. This was revealed today, following disclosure that Senator Holland, Democrat, of Florida now is defi nitely slated to head the District Committee. The chairmanship development came after a decision by Senator Johnston, Democrat, of South Caro lina to take the chairmanship of the Senate Civil Service Committee in stead of the District group. He was in line for both chairmanships, but could take only one. Senator Johnston, however, wifi remain on the District Committee as a member. Senator Cain’s decision to leave the District group was announced by his secretary, Art Burgess, who said the Senator is in Naval Hos pital at Bethesda for rest and treat ment of wounds received in World War II. Mr. Burgess said Senator Cain was resigning from the District Committee because, as a member of a now-minofity party, he can be on only two committees. The Sena tor also is a member of the Public Works and Banking and Currency Committees. Active on Committee. Senator Cain was one of the most active members of the District Committee during his two years’ service. As chairman of the Fiscal Affairs Subcommittee, he co-oper ated with Representative Bates, Re publican, of Massachusetts in han dling the troublesome financial problems of the city. He was a paratrooper officer in the war and was struck in the right arm by German machine-gun bullets. Appointment of Senator Holland to head the District group and ■Senator Johnston to head the Civil Service Committee is definite, ac cording to high-placed Democratic sources. The Democratic Steering Committee will approve the selec tions, it was declared. Reached at his home in Bartow, Fla., by telephone, Senator Holland said he was not an "applicant” for the post. The appointment, he in dicated, would depend on the Sen ate Democratic Steering Committee. Offer Forecast. He was somewhat doubtful wheth er he has served long enough to qualify him for a chairmanship. He was appointed a Senator on Sep tember 25, 1946, to succeed the late Charles O. Andrews for the term ended January 3, 1947, and he was elected on November 5, 1946, for the full six-year term. A high-placed Democratic source here said today, however, the Flor ida Senator is qualified for a chair manship and will be offered the post. “I am not seeking the chairman ship,” Senator Holland told The Star. “I am not presuming I will get it. But if it is offered I will give the matter serious consideration. I am intrigued by the opportunity offered for real public service.” As a member of the Senate Public Works Committee, Senator Holland said he is serving on a subcommit tee on rivers and harbors, involving flood control, a subject of impor tance in his home Stai e. This, he indicated, might take much of his time. Friendly to Home Rule. The Senator said, however, he had derived “considerable pleasure” out of his service on the District Com mittee. He recalled he had been friendly to the proposal for home rule for the District. He had served on a joint Senate-House subcommittee considering the bill for home rule (See DISTRICT, Page A-2.) Meat, Milk and Egg Supplies to Increase By the Astociated Press More meat, milk and eggs are on the way to your table, the Agri culture Department said today. Because of this year's bountiful crops of feed grain, farmers are giv ing their livestock and poultry heavier rations. The result is greater volume of milk per cow, more eggs per hen and heavier meat animals. The department said dairymen are feeding their cattle 13 per cent more grain and other feed than last year and in return are getting rec ord milk-per-cow production. Likewise, hens are putting out about 8 per cent more per bird than a year ago. The department,said field reports indicate that at least as many beef cattle will be grain-fed this fall and winter as last and that the numbers of hogs and chickens are expected to increase in 1949. It added that weather continued favorable during September and most of October for maturing and drying corn, thus assuring a record quantity of good-quality grain for the 1948-9 feeding season. D. C. Sergeant Killed In B-29 Crash in Britain By the Auociated Preu LONDON, Nov. 6.—American Air Force headquarters in Britain to day named the 13 American airmen killed in a B-29 crash on a moun tain peak near Manchester Wednes day Crewmen of the plane which was on a training flight included S/Sergt. Gene A. Gartner, whose mother, Mrs. M C. Gartner, IVes at 2001 Branch avenue S.E., Wash ington.