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Sl.30 and *1.40 per Month ** V-/XliXS l ij -*. - ■ " " "■ .—...— 3,200 Chinese War Refugees Feared Lost in Ship Sinking Off Shanghai After Mystery Blast Communist Sabotage Possibility Raised By One Survivor •y the Associated Pres» SHANGHAI, Dec. 4.—A small ship crammed with Chinese war refugees exploded and sank just outside Shanghai late last night, with a toll expected to exceed 3,200 lives. If reports are even approximately accurate, it was the worst marine disaster in modern history. Some 4,250 Chinese were reported aboard the ship, the China Merchant Steamship Co.’s 2.099-ton Kiangya. It blew up amidships and sank in less than an hour near the mouth of the Yangtze River. The steamship company said it had no record of any foreigners be ing aboard the Kiangya. 200 Bodies Reported Found. A company spokesman said the Kiangya had a capacity of 1.186 passengers, but that it was "offi cially” carrying 2,250—mostly from Nanking. He said another estimated 2,000 clambered aboard at Shanghai. There seemed no way of determin ing just how many. Late tonight, as six Chinese rescue boats bobbed about the shattered superstructure extending out of the chill waters, about 200 bodies were reported recovered and at least 3.000 were reported still missing. Many were believed trapped below decks. Between 100 and 400 have been reported rescued thus far. N Cause of the blast had not been determined. The welter of reports advanced several reasons—Commu nist sabotage, an underwater mine or an explosion of overstrained boilers. First Disaster of Exodus. It was the first major disaster in the frenzied exodus from Shanghai and Nanking. Both cities are men aced by Chinese Communist armies now engaged in critical—possibly decisive—battles less than 200 miles northwest of Nanking. The steamship had sailed from Shanghai en route to Ningpo (Ninghsieni, about 200 miles south of here. It was jammed with: Shanghai and Nanking residents attempting to reach the relative safety of Chekiang province. A company spokesman said the vessel had carried at least 4.000 passengers on each of its previous trips, and that there were at least that many aboard this time. Sabotage Believed Possible. Survivors—some Of whom were in jured—reported that the ship went down shortly after a tremendous explosion. One survivor said it might have been sabotage, because he noticed two junks passing the stem of the ship a few minutes earlier. He said they might have loosed • mine. Shipping men were in clined to blame overstrained boilers for the blast. The ship's wireless was unac countably out of commission, and its plight was not learned until a passing coastal vessel, the Hwa Foo, sighted the smoking ship. The Hwa Foo was believed to have picked up some survivors. At 5 p.m. today she still was standing by a small portion of the sunken ship’s superstructure extending above the water. Three other rescue vessels arriv ing in Shanghai reported that the Hwo Foo probably didn’t pick up more than a handful of survivors. Rescue Work Continuing. The company spokesman said res cue work still was proceeding late today—but this was interpreted to mean chiefly the recovering of bodies. Shanghai dock workers blamed the overloading of the Kiangya on a scheme frequently used by the Chinese—with those already aboard throwing their tickets to friends on the wharf and the friends coming aboard. Ningpo is an overnight trip from' Shanghai. Several small vessels are on that run. The vessels proceed down the Whangpoo from Shanghai eo» crowded they are black with hu-' inanity. It has been a familiar eight for weeks. Ship Disasters Loss Off Shanghai May Be Worst in History By the Associated Press NEW YORK. Dec. 4.—The explo sion which sank a Chinese ship near the mouth of the Yangtze River early today may be the worst ma rine disaster in modern histQry. At least 3,200 are feared drowned. Other major recorded non-mili tary ship disasters: October 16, 1926—Troopship blown up in Yangtze River; 1,200 killed. August 29, 1916—Chinese steamer Hsin Yu sank off China coast; 1,000 lost. May 29, 1914—Canadian Pacific j steamship Empress of Ireland sank1 after colliding with Danish Storstad in St. Lawrence River; 1,024 lost. September 28, 1912 — Japanese Steamship Kicker Maru sank off coast of Japan, 1,000 killed. April 14, 1912—Steamer Titanic sank in North Atlantic after col lision with iceberg; 1,517 killed. June 15, 1904—Excursion steam ship Gen. Slocum burned in East River, New York City; 1,021 killed. October 29, 1867—Several ships wrecked at St. Thomas, West Indies, by hurricane; about 1,000 killed. April 29, 1865—Steamer Sultana, carrying exchanged union prisoners of war, wrecked on Mississippi River near Memphis, Tenn., by boiler ex plosion^ approximately 1,450 killed. Chiang Forces and Reds Moving Toward Showdown Near Suchow Nationalist Garrison Beaten, Fleeing West 10 Miles From City, Communists Claim ly th« Associated Pres* NANKING, Dec. 4.—Chinese Nationalist and Communist Armies moved today toward a head-on collision south of Su chow—a new battle which may | determine China’s fate, j Five Communist columns under Gen. Chen Yi eased their pressure on the government's new Hwai River defense line. 100 miles northwest of Nanking, and were heading north to meet the three Nationalist army groups that abandoned Suchow Wednesday. I (The Chinese Communist radio j asserted that the Suchow gar [ rison troops were fleeing west ward, after being beaten only 10 miles south of the big Nationalist base. (The broadcast, heard by the Associated Press in San Francisco, asserted the three army groups | had suffered "thousands of cas | ualties." The Reds are in “hot | pursuit.” the radio added.* Gen. Chen's force was estimated at J50.000. Three other Red columns, totalling possibly 75.000 men, already are engaging the 250.000-man Su jchow garrison about 30 miles south of the big base. | In addition to those Communist forces, two other columns were re ported approaching the battle scene from the east. Thus, it appeared j the three government army groups— constituting the core of Generaiis jsimo Chiang Kai-shek’s strength in East China—will be considerably outnumbered. While official attention was riveted1 ! on the impending battle, the frantic scramble of Chinese to leave Nan king and Shanghai continued. The Nanking garrison attempted i to slow down the exodus from this capital by closing the main gates to railroad yards and to the Yangtze River docks. Gen. Tan Gen-po, garrison commander, ordered all transport facilities placed under military control. For the first time in days, there was considerable optimism in offi cial Nanking circles regarding the military situation northwest of here. Officials expressed belief that the forthcoming fight south of Suchow will result in a government victory. Informed foreign military quar ters said that even partial Nation alist success could delay for 60 to 90 days the “necessity for govern ment evacuation of Nanking. However, government hopes for a I victory hinge mainly on an effort ay the encircled 12th Army Group I to break through Red columns in the Suhsien sector and join the Suchow armies. After eight days of encirclement, the 12th was re ported under artillery fire and fight ing Communist night attacks. The 12th, short of food and am munition, is being supplied by air drops. v Where the Suchow force is now is not exactly known. It last was re ported about 60 miles north of this i line and running into stiff resist ance. But at least it had given the jthin ranks of troops holding the i See CHINA, Page A-2.1 Cairo's Police Chief Killed by Grenade in Riot at University Three Guards Also Lose Lives in Battle With Striking Students By the Associated Press CAIRO, Egypt, Dec. 4.—Police Chief Selim Zaki Pasha ,was in jured fatally today by an ex ploding hand grenade in a student riot at Faud University, police announced. Police told newsmen three police guards also had been killed by gre nades of striking students. The university opened this morn ing after a two-day close-down which resulted from a previous stu dent strike against British policy in the Sudan. The blast which killed the police chief occurred in the vicinity of the: School of Medicine, where striking students shouted slogans against i Premier Mahmoud Fahmy Nokrashy Pasha's government. Many Students Arrested. Ambulances carried injured stu dents from the scene. Four loads of arrested students, many of them i with bloodied faces, were seen be ing taken away in police trucks. Students said demonstrators shouted, “Sudan for Egypt and Pal-; estine for the Arabs” and “Down1 with Nokrashy.” Student witnesses gave this ac count of how the riot started. A group of students compelled Dr. Ibrahim Shawki Bey. director of the university, to accompany them as they marched toward the Prime Minister’s office in the presidency of the Council of Ministers. One police cordon allowed them to pass, but a second blocked their w?ay— and the fight was on. Police Start Firing. After the chief was injured police, who had been firing in the air out side the university surged into the school grounds behind an armored car. They started firing inside and outside the medical school buildings. Police said they used tear gas bombs and fired into the air until the grenade incident. Mounted po lice later arrived at the scene and joined in pursuit of the rioters in side the school grounds. They were stdlied by the students. Situation Reported Quiet. Saber Tantawi Bey, chief of pub i lie security, said the situation was i quiet this afternoon. ; A police source said 259 students of the medical school were arrested, a majority of whom were injured. Eighteen policemen were injured slightly by stones thrown by the students, the informant said. Twelve police constables and eight police officers in civilian clothes guarded the acting United Nations mediator for Palestine, Dr. Ralph Bunche, and his assistants during a visit to Cairo today. Czechs Urged to Buy No Christmas Cards, Honor Writer Instead ty the Associated Press PRAGUE. Czechoslovakia. Dec. 4.—The Communist cabinet fig ures Czechoslovaks ought to forget about buying Christmas cards this year. This was suggested by Infor mation Minister Vaclav Ko pecky. The cabinet agreed. Kopecky said the public should turn over the money saved to a fund to publish the works of Alois Jirasek, a national writer who died in 1930. West Berlin Elects New Administration For City Tomorrow Clay and Howley Spike Red Scare Campaign On Eve of Balloting By th« Associated Pres* BERLIN, Dec. 4. —Western Berliners vote tomorrow for a new city administration in their “island of freedom,” 100 miles inside the Soviet Army's ram parts in Europe. Blockaded Berlin Is going to have a legal election that the Russians couldn't stop. The ballot is merely a list of three mti-Communist parties competing for municipal jobs. But the East-West struggle for Germany has made the local politi cal contest a straw in the wind to show which side the Germans pre fer. Vote May Indorse Allies. If a high percentage or voters ap pears at the polls, the United States, Britain and France will claim Ger man indorsement of their fight against Russian efforts to Sovietize Berlin. If the voting is relatively meager, Communists will hail it as a vindi cation of Russian efforts to force the Western Allies out of the city.1 But no Western observer expects the Communists to admit a reverse, no matter how many Berliners ig nore their demand to boycott the election. The Communist gangs have been attacking opposition political meet-1 ings all week. But If the vote is heavy, past tactics suggest the Com munists will cry fraud by “reaction ary war-mongers." Clay Spikes Red Campaign. Gen. Lucius D. Clav spiked a Com munist election eve scare campaign today by assuring Berliners the United States will not be forced out of the four-power city. The American military governor, answering Communist declarations that the Western powers would withdraw from Berlin next month, said: "Responsible representatives of the United States Government have de clared the United States will not be forced out of Berlin. “My own headquarters will con tinue in Berlin and. there will be no 'See BERLIN, Page A-2.) Syrian Ex-President Forming New Cabinet By the Associated Press DAMASCUS, Syria, Dec. 4—For mer President Hasem Attassi today undertook to form 'a new cabinet for riot-torn Syria. Rioting has ceased and the strikers have returned to their jobs, but the country’s security still rests in the army’s hands. Mr. Attassi interviewed President Sayed Shukri al Kuwatly this morn ing, and immediately began con sultations preliminary to forming a new cabinet. Jamil Mardam Bey and his cabinet resigned during the rioting which flared in protest against the government’s handling of the war with Israel. The army took over yesterday. A Cairo dispatch said Mardam Bey was reported to have fled to Lebanon for safety as a result of the bloody rioting. Censored messages from Damascus have given no appraisal of casualties, but elsewhere in the Middle East it was reported that about 10 were killed aod more than 120 injured in disorders at Damascus and Aleppo. The latter Is a commercial city in the north. 1 Palestine Plan Barely Voted in U. N. Committee Approval by Assembly For Amended British Proposal Uncertain By th« Associated Press PARIS, Dec. 4.—The much amended British proposal for conciliation of the Palestine problem was approved narrowly today in the United Nations Po litical Committee.' The margin was far too narrow to assure its adoption by the General As sembly. The 58-nation Political Commit tee approved the British resolu tion as a whole by a vote of 25 to 21, with nine abstentions and three members marked absent. A two-thirds majority of those present and voting is necessary for approval in the General Assembly, i Thus if the non-voters remain the same, a switch of the six Soviet bloc votes in the Assembly would give the American-supported Brit ish resolution a two-thirds majority of 31 to 15. , Obviously, this places Russia in a strong bargaining position. Rus sia and her five satellites voted against the resolution in committee apparently because they opposed the way in which a three-nation conciliation commission for Pales jtine would be chosen. Big Five to Select Committee. The committee decided to place selection of the commission in the hands of the big-five powers—the United States. Russia, Britain. France and China. Russia wants the commission named by the Se curity Council, where the big-power veto prevails. The British resolution would set up this three-nation commission to adjust outstanding differences be tween Jews and Arabs in the Holy Land. The committee knocked from the British proposal earlier a section i binding the commission to use the 1947 partition plan and the Bema dotte report as references in fixing of boundaries of Israel and Arab Palestine. The committee also voted down a recommendation of Count Folke Bernadotte, the slain mediator, that Arab Palestine might be joined to neighboring Trans-Jordan. Vote on British Resolution. Voting for the British resolution were: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Pan ama, Paraguay, Peru, Union of South Africa, Britain, United States and Sweden. Opposing were: Afghanistan, Burma, White Russia, Czechoslo vakia. Cuba, Egypt, Greece, Ethio pia. India, Iraq, Iran. Lebanon, Pakistan, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, Soviet Ukraine, So viet Union, Yemen and Yugoslavia. Abstaining were: Bolivia, Chile, El Salvador. Guatemalr, Liberia, Mexico, Philippines, Siam and Ven ezuela. * Marked as absent were: Argen tina, Costa Rica and Uruguay. Assembly to Act Next Week. The resolution is expected to come up for General Assembly balloting next week, probahly Tuesday. Some delegates attributed the closeness of the Political Committee: vote to a last-minute Canadian! amendment which provided for a subcommittee of the Big Five powers to select the conciliation commission. The Big Five committee would work under the Assembly rules without a veto, and could name the three conciliation commission nations by a simple majority vote. Russia opposed this method, de claring the conciliation commission members should be named by the 11-nation Security Council. Russia has used the big power veto 28 times in the Council. U. N. Committee Urges Adjournment Dec. 11 By the Associated Press PARIS, Dec. 4.—The 14-nation Steering Committee approved today an American proposal to adjourn the United Nations Assembly here by the night of December 11-12. Rus sia supported the proposal. The vote was 8 to 4. The Steering Committee rejected, 6 to 5, a British proposal that the Assembly continue its session in Europe until it had disposed of current business. The Assembly convened in Paris Sep tember 21. The committee delayed until to morrow afternoon a decision on what should be done with unfin ished items on its agenda. Dr. Herbert V. Evatt of Australia, Assembly president and chairman of the Steering Committee, said the recommended adjournment date and the committee's decision on what to do with unfinished business would be put before the entire Assembly Monday. John Foster Dulles, acting chief of the American delegation, intro duced the adjournment proposal. He said thousands of persons among the secretariat and delegations are in “a great state of mental anguish because they don't know what is going to happen.” Many wanted to make plans to be home by Christ mas, he added. Bulwinkle Improving Representative Bulwinkle, Demo crat, of North Carolina, a patient at the Naval Hospital in Bethesda, was reported resting “more comfortably” today. He entered the hospital three days ago for treatment of a serious spinal ailment. Akihito Has Operation TOKYO, Dec. 4 (£*).—Crown Prince Akihito underwent an operation to day for appendicitis. The Imperial Household Ministry said there were no complications and the 14-year old prince is doing well. *HE SURE^I L^UNDS LIKE 1 HE MEANS A BUSINESS..." My BUSINESS/ Truman Participates As Missouri Honors 'Mighty Mo'at Norfolk Gift of Silver Service Suggested by President Presented by Governor By Joseph A. Fox Stor Staff Corraspondant NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 4.—With President Truman an interested | participant in the ceremony, the State of Missouri today present ed a silver service to the battle ship Missouri on which the Jap anese surrender terms were ■ signed. Gov. Phil M. Donnelly, who made ; the presentation for his State, in a ! tribute to the President, disclosed that it was Mr. Truman who sug i gested the gift. "It was entirely fitting,” he said, “that the suggestion that a silver service be presented to the U. S. S. Missouri should have been made by the President of the United States, who is a native of Missouri." "It was this Missourian,” the Governor continued, "when the sur render took place, who was the Commander in Chief of all the armed forces of the Nation. Truman's Services Praised. “He was admirably fitted for this high command because of his splen did combat record in World War I. his service to the Nation as a United States Senator, as Vice President, and finally, as President. “He understood then and under stands now, the problems of mili tary as- well as civilian leadership." As he formally presented the sil ver service to Capt. James Thach of Missouri, Gov. Donnelly said: "Upon the great seal of the State of Missouri are engraved the words ‘United We Stand, Divided We Fall.’ There is also engraved on it the State motto, In Latin, which trans lated means ‘The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law.’ This seal is engraved on each piece of the silver service. “We commend these thoughts to the people of our Nation, to the offi cers and men of the battleship Missouri, and to posterity. They represent our deepest feelings to ward our country, toward the people of our State and toward the people of the United States.’ Ship Won't Be Retired. The ceremony on the battleship tpok on additional interest because of the report current a couple of days ago that the big battlewagon was to be retired to the “mothball fleet,” That, however, was denied yester day by Navy Secretary John L. Sul livan and Admiral Louis E. Denfeld, Chief of Naval Operations, who said the Navy has “no plan or intention at present” of laying up the ship. President Truman and his party came down here for the ceremony aboard the Yacht Williamsburg, leav ing Washington at 10 o’clock last night. The return trip will be made to night and the Williamsburg is due ;to arive at her mooring at Naval Gun Factory at 10 am. tomorrow. Receives 21-Gun Salute. The usual honors were accorded the President when he boarded the Missouri at Norfolk Naval Base, with a 21-gun salute putting him over the side. After the presentation there was a luncheon aboard the ship. Gov. and Mrs. Donnelly accom panied the President and his fam ily to Norfolk. Aboard the Wil liamsburg also were three other Missourians who were instrumental in having the silver service pre sented. They are Federal Judge John Caskie Collett, Kansas City; Richard Nacy, Jefferson City busi nessman, and Brig. Gen. John H. Harris, adjutant general of Missouri. Yoshida Puts Democracy Ahead of Peace Treaty By the Ausciated Preti TOKYO, Dec. 4—A peace treaty is impossible until Japan estab lishes a firm, democratic govern ment, Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida told the Diet today. With that brief remark, he dis missed the Diet’s recent resolution urging an early peace treaty for Japan. Owning Television Set Ruled Grounds for Eviction of Tenant By fht Associated Press WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 4 — Ownership of a television set is grounds for eviction, the Wil mington Housing Authority says. Arthur J. Scotten, director, yesterday ordered Charles P. Hoon to vacate his home in Wilmington's Riverside war housing project by December 14. Mr. Scotten said Mr. Hoon violated a clause in his lease barring tenants from using tacks, nails or screws. The tele vision antenna was screwed to the roof. No Threat of Flood Som ifl D. C. Vicinity Despite 2-Day Rains Fall Totals T.53 Inches; River Observers Expect No Sharp Potomac Rise District river observers saw no immediate threat of floods in the vicinity today despite rainfall exceeding IV2 inches in the last two days. The Weather Bureau’s river sec tion looked for no sharp rise in the Potomac Most of the rain in this area fell along the coast and Rappahannock basin, with less recorded above Washington. The Rappahannock had reached i the bank-full stage and there was a possibility of overflows at Rapi | dan, Remington and Fredericksburg. In the Roanoke area where the Roanoke River had risen to 12 feet ! above normal, the water was reced ing without serious flood damage. Earlier, business concerns in the low-lying areas were reported ready for evacuation. The town of Scottsville on the still-rising James River was flooded in sections to about a foot early today. At National Airport, the rainfall since Thursday midnight was re corded as 1.53 inches. At Alexandria, some cellars were i reported flooded and at Bladens I burg, water on the road at Peace Cross was up to automobile hub i caps, but traffic was moving through. The Weather Bureau here fore cast clearing skies this afternoon and tonight, with increasing cloudiness tomorrow followed by rain tomor | row night. Tonight's minimum j temperature will be about 38 degrees. Bulletin Nine Clergymen Summoned Summons to appear before Assistant Corporation Counsel Clark' King next week were sent today to nine clergymen who reportedly failed to file notices of marriages they per formed here recently. More than 100 clergymen are ex pected to be called in, Mr. King said, to explain reports they failed to file notice of 140 marriages they performed be tween last March and Septem ber. Hearing Set January 6 For Swing After Man Is Shot in Firm's Office Cause of Quarrel With Former Employe . Remains Mystery (Pictures on Page A-3.J The cause of a quarrel which police said led up to the shoot ling of a former employe by Edward Marshall Swing, 60-year old coffee company head, re mained a mystery today as a court hearing was continued until January 6. In Mount Alto Hospital with two minor flesh wounds in the left thigh, Malcolm B. Talbert, 38, of 11738 Minnesota avenue S.E., told ; police he was shot by .Swing yes terday in the latter's office at the M. E. Swing Coffee Co., 1013 E street N.W. Now a cab driver, Talbert until three years ago was employed as a salesman at the firm. Hospital attendants quoted Tal bert as saying the quarrel was over "money matters.” Hearing Is Continued. Swing appeared in Municipal Court today to face charges of as sault with a dangerous weapon, but the hearing was continued to en able Talbert also to appear. Until then Swing will remain free under $3,000 bond posted at the first I precinct yesterday when he was questioned and fingerprinted. This is the police version of the shooting on the second floor of the coffee company shortly after 4 p.m. yesterday: Talbert and Swing had been at odds for some time for reasons not learned by investigators. Yesterday Talbert, drinking in the neighbor hood. repeatedly sought to see Swing in his office. % Talbert's wife Myrtle is employed at the Polly Trent Candy Co. owned by Swing and adjoining the coffee concern, with entrance in the 500 block of Eleventh street N.W. In an effort to appease Talbert, Swing released Mrs. Talbert from her job for the remainder of the day, hoping she would persuade him to go home. Altercation in Firm's Office. Later, however, Talbert managed to get into Swing's office and an ar gument followed, during which po lice believe Talbert threatened Swing, seated at his desk, with a heavy paperweight picked up from the desk. The way police reconstructed what happened, Swing took a .32 caliber revolver from a drawer and fired two shots at Talbert's legs. Tal bert walked out unaided and called a cab, which took him to Emergency Hospital. Later he was trans ferred to Mount Alto. Merchant, Found Sick In Clothing Store, Dies Charles Scheer,. 48. of 1413 Sara toga avenue N.E., who was found semiconscious in his clothing store a* 1100 North Capitol street shortly before 10 p.m. November 29. died to day in George Washington Hospital. Coroner A. Magruder MacDonald will perform an autopsy later today. National Symphony Due to Lose $25,000 Kindler Music Library The availability of a music library valued at $25,000 will be lost to the National Symphony Orchestra, with the resignation of Dr. Hans Kindler, its founder and conductor. Nearly all the music played by the orchestra since it was organized —excepting only /rented “new” scores—Is Dr. Kindler’s personal property. When he leaves next March, the music will go with him. This was disclosed by Dr. Kindler In a telephone interview last night from Syracuse, N. Y., in which he also: Revealed he has had three new job offers since he announced his resignation last Tuesday. Two of the offers, he said, are “very in teresting.” Declared he resigned because “I need a new perspective” and not because of any criticism or any dis agreement with the lymphony’s Board of Directors. His health had nothing to do with it, he declared, and said he had tried to resign twice before, but the board per suaded him to stay. He commended study of a possible mergdr ef the Baltimore Symphony and National Symphony Orchestras, but added he thought the Capital should maintain its own orchestra if possible. Dr. Kindler’s music library con tains more than 600 different scores which have been available to the symphony practically rent-free. He said he will need the scores himself, declaring: “I expect to continue my career.” He has a number of guest-con ducting assignments to fill following completion of his season with the ! National Symphony, he pointed out. [ Since his music win not be avail-j (See SYMPHONY, Page A-2.) House Probers To Reopen Spy Hearing Tuesday Identify of Persons Who Supplied Data Reported Found BULLETIN The House Committee on Un-American Activities will reopen public hearings at 2 p.m. Tuesday to bring out "conclusive proof” on the identity of the person or per sons who reportedly fed secret State and Navy Department information to a Communist agent before the war, the committee announced today. By Robert K. Walsh The House Committee on Un 1 American Activities has obtained '"conclusive proof” of the iden tity of the person who turned' over highly secret State Depart ment information to Whittaker Chambers, an avowed Commu nist agent before the war, a com mittee official disclosed today. This proof consists of additional documents dug up by committee in vestigators apart from 10-year-old microfilms which were found hidden in a pumpkin on Mr. Chambers’ Maryland farm, and which con tained pictures of secret State and Navy Department documents from | State Department files, Robert E. i Stripling, chief committee investi gator, said. Mr. Stripling refused to discuss the nature of the additional evi dence he said the committee dug up, or the contents of the micro films. He also refused to disclose the identity of the person who, on the basis of the reported documen tary evidence, gave the material to Mr. Chambers. He indicated, how j ever, that some of the additional j material in the committee's posses ! sion was obtained from sources other than Mr. Chambers. Documents Subpoenaed. The committee has issued sub poenas for documents and micro j films which came to light both at ! deposition hearings for Mr. Cham bers and his wife in Baltimore last .month, and the microfilms which Mr. Chambers produced from the i hiding place on his farm. The depositions were taken in j connection with a slander suit filed several weeks ago by Alger Hiss, j former State Department official, i against Mr. Chambers. The suit grew out of testimony in which Mr. Chambers told the House committee : last August in public session that Mr. Hiss belonged to a prewar Com munist “apparatus” in Washington. | Mr. Chambers testified he himself 'was a Communist agent at the time ! and was closely associated with Mr. Hiss in 1934 and 1935. When Mr. Chambers repeated his charges in a radio interview, Mr. Hiss filed suit for $75,000 damages. Reopening of the Hiss-Chambers inquiry by the House committee is i practically certain, Mr. Stripling said. Sessions may be held next week, but a final decision will not be made until he confers with Sen ator-elect Mundt, Republican, of South Dakota and Representative | Nixon, Republican, of California both committee members. Mr. Nixon, en route to Panama j aboard ship, notified Mr. Stripling I today that as soon as he lands in the Canal Zone next Tuesday he will take a plane back to Wash ington. Stripling to Phohe Mundt. Mr. Mundt, committee officials indicated earlier, planned to fly here today from South Dakota. Mr. Stripling, however, said he was not sure that Mr. Mundt would come, but that in any event he planned to talk with him by long distance today and probably would have a statement later. Mr. Stripling had a stack of photostatic papers on his desk when he talked with reporters today. These, he indicated, included the “additional evidence” which the committee has obtained either from Chambers or someone else. He would not say whether the material iSee~CHAMBERS, Page A-3.) New Dispute Leaves Western Ports Idle By th« Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 4.—A jurisdictional dispute left Pacific Coast ports idle today despite the settlement of a three-month strike by five maritime unions. Longshore workers ordered last night were sent home and no dock gangs were called in San Francisco today. The AFL Sailors’ Union of the Pacific, which did not strike, but was made idle by the walkout of five other unions September 2. refused to sail until settlement of the juris dictional dispute. Harry Lundeberg, executive secre tary of *the union, said his men would not man the ships until they are guaranteed that new CIO Long shore and cooks and stewards' con tracts will not infringe on jobs claimed by the AFL union. These involve longshore work on coastwise steam schooners and cooks on the Alaska steamship run. Harry Bridges’ CIO Longshore men threatened damage suits if the AFL sailors prevented them from returning to work. Mr. Lundeberg had promised no interference with loading or un loading, but the ships can’t sail without the AFL crews. He said shipowners promised yesterday they would abide by existing contracts with his union, but added his men demanded a detailed agreement on the controversial issues. Times Square Flooded NEW YORK, Dec. 4 (JP).—A broken 20-inch water main early today flooded Times Square. Subway serv ice was not affected. Surface traffic was detoured when the flood rose to curb height.