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State Police to Guard
Slain Negro's Wife as
She Signs Warrants
•y tK« Associated Prwi
ATLANTA. Dec. 6—Two State
troopers were ordered to escort a
Negro woman today to Lyons, where
she <Was to swear out murder war
rants charging three white men
with the ambush slaying of her
husband, Robert Mallard.
Cgpt. Delmar Jones of the Geor
gia ' Bureau of Investigation said
the troopers will provide protection
for the widow, Amy James Mallard,
on the trip to Lyons. Mr. Mallard
was killed about 18 miles from
Lyons November 20.
rive men were arrested Saturday
on suspicion of murder, but Sheriff
R E. Gray of Toombs County said
two of them were released. All five
denied any connection with > Mr.
Mallard’s death.
The widow has been in hiding in
Savannah for a week, receiving
treatment for shock and hysteria.
She has said she was afraid to re
turn to Lyons.
The sheriff said J. Roderick Clif
ton. 36. William Lamar Howell, 32,
and James Spivey, 24, were being
held in Toombs County Jail. Herschel
Sikes, 34, and Barney Sikes, 34,
were released.
T. Ross Sharp, attorney for two
of the men. said the five surrendered
voluntarily after "rumors had been
circulated that Mr. Mallard's widow
had named some of them as the
killers.”
Sheriff Gray said he had rear
rested two young Negroes as mate
rial witnesses in the case.
Mr. Mallard, a prosperous casket
salesman, was killed as he neared
his home in South Georgia, The
widow reported he was slain by five
or six robed, but unmasked, white
men who fired into their car.
The killing has been classified as
a lynching by Tuskegee Institute.
Cairo Demonstrators Ask
Release of Jailed Students
ly Ai*e«iot«d trm
CAIRO, Dec. 6—High school
students demonstrated against the
Egyptian government today, de
manding the release of students
jailed after last Saturday's large
scale riots here.
A police source said two police
men were Injured, one losing a leg
when a student hurled a grenade
at him. Large reinforcements of
mounted police quickly dispersed the
demonstrators.
The students shouted slogans such
as “Down with the government,”
“Release the imprisoned students"
and “Prison is only for criminals.”
The Ministry of Interior said
yesterday 259 persons were arrested
after the Saturday riots in which
Chief of Police Selim Zaki Pasha
was killed. One other policeman
was killed and 63 wounded, the
ministry said.
Charles Town Entries
FOR TUESDAY.
■y the Associated Press
* Clear end heavy.
• _ First Dost l o.m E*T.
FIRST RACE—Purse. *800: clsimingT
8-ytar-blds and up: about 4>» furling*.
xFtower Battle 112 XAdjacent _112
xVerte - .100 Silver Label_117
xCertain Party . 112 xMay Pern-112
XTOO! _ 112 Lake-Bid ..120
xRung _ 115 xQueen Donna _. 109
xlsle of Man_115 xAbraso . 115
xRose Lee_109 xBalu Empress.. 108
SECOND RACE—Purse. *800: claimlns;
8-xear-olds endup: O'-j furlonas.
xSaint Patrick.. 110 Zorro -no
xSauimp .. .. 107 xPolymelior_ 110
xsan Mar _107 Corporal Sonny 112
Roeste Derby . 118 xPari-Domlnate 110
▼aldlna Goblin, lid Flghtln* Pla*._ 115
gomew'd Bound 110 xChallys Bid_107
i*ic Heels_115 Speedy Queue . 116
THIRD RACE—Purse. (1.000; allow
ances: 2-year-olds: about 8 furlongs.
Tacky Miss ... 109 Royal Oarb_112
xGay Beauty_104 Bone Meal_ 109
xHigh Circles.. 104 Char Cross_112
xBy Accident.. 107 Belle of Shore 112
Wye Care ... 112 Chilly Bull .. 112
xEdna's Idyll.. 104 xWlshful Miss 104
Maids Son_112 xAlba C- 104
FOURTH RACE—Purse. *1.000: claim
ing; 4-yegr-olds and up: about 7 furlongs
Air Defense _ 112 xWoodford_ 107
xBattle Town 113 Fire High_ 112
xPrlme Minister 110 xAtaman . 107
gRlver Light. .107 Meadow Grey . 115
xWapan_107 xWalter Haight 107
Ramel _ 108 xMlss Ipa _ 104
Freddies Game. 112 xRose Dan.. . 113
FIFTH RACE—Purse. *1,000: claiming;
8-year-olds and up: about 8 furlongs,
xWgygood Girl. 107 xFenty O_ 110
xFirm Petce_11 ft xLena _104
Mary Knoll_112 Aylesbury ... 115
xZola_ 104 Neat Package 108
Frapia _112 xFlobuck C_ 107
xRingalong _110 Alimony _115
xTeardrop _ 107 In Speed_115
SIXTH RACE—Purse. *1.200; allow
anees; 3-year-olds and un; about 7 fur
longs.
Crper . _lin Siam Bid_114
Good Servlca.. 113 xCordon _105
Westward_112 Tlntrel_118
xDr. Johnson 110 xButler _114
a xF’ncy Anaw’r 104 xBold Boy.. . 105
xWar Story_107 a xFrench Lure 102
xCessation 105
a H. G. Badwell entry.
SEVENTH RACE—Purse. *1.200: allow
ances: 3-year-olds and up; lt’> milts.
xGay Pilate_105 Reminiscing 107
Bullhead 118 xVirglnls Beach 108:
Barefoot Lad 114 xMasterdom 109
a Queen o'Roses 107 cx Gremlin . 109
xOne Only . Ill a Audible 114!
(Certified ill c xWary Flight 109
a Wild and Boyce entry,
c Machlse and Cochrane entry.
EIGHTH RACE—Purse. *1.000: claim
ing: 4-year-olds and up: ly* miles.
Sagamore Lady 112 xDtxle Seaman 110
Macstepen . 112 xBlenel _ llo
xSticky Fussy, llo xRublcon_ llo
xSilk 104 xHalagas_107
Glacial Run_ 112 Rendova ... 112
Ayah's Boy_ 11S Petee Wren 115
xPretsure .107 xBrlght Remark 107
xS-pound apprentice allowance claimed.
BRITAIN’S NEW PRINCE GETS FIRST AIRING—Sister Helen Rowe, nurse to England’s youngest
prince, the 22-day-old son of Princess Elizabeth, pushed the youngster through Buckingham Pal
ace garden yesterday for the first time in the open air. The carriage is the same one in which
Elizabeth rode 22 years ago. ' The Princess did not go out.—AP Wirephoto via radio from London.
-1-— ■ , ---—
Six Navy Men Killed
In Private Plane Crash
■ y the Associated Frost
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6.—The
Navy aunnounced today the crash
of a private plane last night in
rugged mountains 18 miles north of
Salinas, Calif., killed six persons,
all naval personnel.
The single-engine sports plane
crashed with a big explosion about
600 feet up the side of a mountain
■ in rugged terrain called "The
: Rocks.” There was a heavy fog.
The Navy withheld names of the
i victims pending positive identifica
jtion and notification of next of kin.
Highway patrol and sheriff’s offi
cers said the wreckage was strewn
over a wide area.
The bodies were to be brought
down today.
The victims tentatively were
identified through a flight log found
| near the W'reckage. In one man's
| wallet were found papers indicat- i
! ing he was stationed at the Yerba
Buena receiving station in San
Francisco Bay. Naval authorities
said all men listed on the log were
receiving station personnel on week
end liberty.
The Navy said one of the men
had his own plane.
Weather Report *
District of Columbia—Variable
cloudiness followed by clearing,
gwindy and colder this aftQTHR^i.
fCleartoaHht wltlt low about'BO de
grees. Tomorrow mostly sunny
with highest temperature about 50.
Maryland and Virginia—Mostly
clear west portion and partly cloudy
east portion tonight. Tomorrow
mostly sunny. Colder tonight and
east portion tomorrow.
Wind velocity, IS miles per hour;
direction, west-southwest.
Rivet Report.
(Prom U. 8. Engineer*.)
Potomac River muddy at Harper* Perry
*nd at Oreat Palls; Shenandoah muddy
at Harpera Perry.
Humidity.
(Readings at Washington National Airport.)
Yesterday— Pet. Today— Pet
Noon _ 49 Midnight _59
! 4 p.m._49 8 am _78
8 p m. __ 54 1:30 p.m.._48
High and Lon for Yesterday.
High. 57, *t 1:42 p.m.
Low. 36, at 7 a.m.
Record Temperatures This Year,
Highest, 99. on August 27.
Lowest. 6. on January 2d.
Tide Tablet.
(Furnished by United States Coast and
Geodetic Survey.)
Today. Tomorrow
High _11:54 a.m. 12:13 am
Low _ 6:41 a m. 7:29 a m.
High __ 12:42 pm.
Low 6:49 p.m. 7:43 p.m.
The Sun and Mood.
Rises. Sets.
Sun, todsy __ 7:13 4:46
Sun. tomorrow 7:14 4:46
Moon, today . 12:00 noon 10:21 p.m.
Automobile lights must be turned m
one-hull hour alter sunset.
Precipitation.
- Monthly precipitation in Inchea la tha
Capital (current month to date):
Month. 1948. Avt. Record.
January__ 4.67 3.65 7.83 '37
February _ 1.67 3.37 6.84 '84
lit 8,f| 3
May_ 8.87 3.70 10.6# '69
Jun* _ 5.28 4.13 10.94 'O0
July _-Z_4.81 4.71 10.63 '88
August _ 9.00 4.01 14.41 '28
September _ 8.16 8.24 17.46 '84
October _ 8.09 2.84 8.81 '37
November _ 6.20 2.37 8.69 '89
December 1.58 3.32 7 56 '01
Temperatures in Various Cities.
High. Low High Low
Albuqueraue 49 26 Mitmi 79 69
Atlanta Milwaukee 55 28
Atlantic City 53 60 New Orleans 77 50
Bismaiek New York __ 52 48
Boston _ _ .50 46 Norfolk 58 45
B"ffft!o 57 44 Oklah'a City 67 30
Chicago . 57 31 Omaha_ 51 24
Cincinnati . 56 34 Phoenix ... 60 35
Detroit 53 34 Pittsburgh . 55 44
El Paso_ 56 24 Portland . 46 42
Galveston 7! 49 St. Louis 62 32
Karrlsbura 5" '4 Salt L’ke City 35 24
Indianapolis 56 31 San Antonio 70 35
Kansas City b» :;i San Fran cO 51 40
Los Anveles 82 38 Seattle_ 46 39
Louisville -- 57 36 Tampa 7T 56
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Chinese Ship BlastToll of 6,000
Early Last Month Revealed
By th« Associated Press
SHANGHAI, -Dec. 6.—A belated
report disclosed that possibly 6.000
Chinese died In the explosion and
sinking of a crowded eva cnation
ship off Southern Manchuria early
last month.
A similar disaster near Shanghai
Friday night, involving the over
crowded steamer Kiangya was be
lieved to have cost 3,200 lives.
The Manchurian sinking would
rank as probably the greatest single
ship tragedy. Official sources in
Nanking made it known only yes
terday. They said the boiler burst
aooard an unidentified merchant
ship evacuating troops of the gov
ernment's 52d Army from Ylngkow.
The explosion set off ammunition.
All on board were killed.
The China Merchants’ Steam
Navigation Co. said yesterday 536
passengers and crew members were
known to have been rescued from
the Kiangya, which it operated.
Nearly 4,000 refugees were believed
to have been aboard. About 200
bodies have been recovered.
After Inspecting the shattered
hull; a diver reported the damage
to the Kiangva was too great to
have been caused by a time bomb
or an exploding boiler. There was
belief here the 2,099-ton ship hit a
World War If mine.
It was the blackest week in the
current hurried evacuation of war
threatened areas. Additional cas
ualties were reported in air and
land accidents.
Twenty-five Chinese, mostly wo
men and children, were killed in
the crash of a transport plane on
Formosa. The crash occurred Fri
day, but was not reported until to
day. when the Wreckage w’as found.
The victims were dependents of
Chinese army personnel being re
moved to the island.
Meanwhile, in Shanghai, another
transport plane crashed at the air
port. killing 11 persons. One of the
victims was Raphael Zelter, a Rus
sian resident of Shanghai.
At Wusih, 90 miles west of Shang
hai, eight were reported killed when
a bus carrying refugees and a train
collided.
Chatelain and Grove Open |
'Your Town' Broadcasts
. The first of a series of ^weekly
broadcasts sponsored By the Wash
ington Board of Trade, and called
•Your Town,” was heard at 1:15
p.m. yesterday over Radio Station
WTOP. ' — -
The transcribed programs are
presented as a public-service of the
board to acquaint residents of the
District area with current issues.
Speakers on the program yester
day were Leon Chatelain, Jr„ presi
dent of the Board of Trade, and
Harry C. Grove, president of the
Connecticut Avenue Citizens' Asso
ciation. Robert Lewis of the Co
lumbia Broadcasting System is per
manent moderator for the series.
The program consisted of a dis
cussion of current issues, including
tax problems and the approaching
sesquicentennial program in 1950. by
Mr. Chatelain, and reminiscences of
Washington in the old days’by Mr.
Grove, one of the oldest members of
the Board of Trade, who soon will;
celebrate his eightieth birthday.
Pope to Broadcast Dec. 24
VATICAN CITY, Dec. 6 UPi
Pope Pius will make his usual
Christmas address to the world at
11 am. <5 am., EST) December 24,
it was announced today. Vatican
short-wave stations on 19.84 and
31.06 meters and the 222-meter me
dium wave station will broadcast
the address.
Mrs. Lulie Goldsberry,
Retired Principal, Dies
Funeral services for Mrs. Lulie
Seaton Chase Goldsberry, 89, re
tired principal of Slater Elementary
School, will be held at 11 a.m. tomor
row at her home, 1516 R street N.W.
Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery.
Mrs. Goldsberry died Saturday at
her home after a long illness.
She was born in Washington and
was graduated from Howard Uni
versity. Afterward she was appoint
ed to the public school system and
began teaching elementary grades.
Most of her 30 years were spent at
Slater School. She was principal
there for more than 10 years.
Mrs. Goldsberry resigned to marry
the late Nathaniel Goldsberry.
Lynchburg, Va. lawyer. She and her
husband lived in Lynchburg until
Mr. Goldsberry's death about 14
years ago. Since then she has lived
in Washington.
Mrs. Goldsberry was active in the
Woman's Relief Corps of the GAR
and in Lutheran Church of Our
Redeemer. She taught Sunday
School at the Fifteenth Street Pres
byterian Church until she became
an invalid nine years ago.
Survivors are three nieces, Mrs.
Miriam Williams Lee, kindergarten
teacher at Stevens School, of Wash
ington, and Miss Virginia Williams,
music teacher at Francis Junior
High School, and Miss Ada Williams,
retired Bureau of Engraving and
Printing employe, with who she
lived.
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•y Aueciatcd Prm
CHICAGO, Dec. 6.—The whistling
gales, snow-laden in some areas,
which lashed mo6t of the Middle
West yesterday, were fading out
today.
J. E. Hovde, weather bureau fore
caster, said the storm, of "marked
intensity,” was moving northeast
ward across Lake Superior, carrying
with it the balmy weather that had
prevailed over most of the Great
Plains for the past several days.
The "much colder” weather fore
cast for some sections of the Mid
west today and tonight merely
meant a drop to around seasonal
temperatures, he said.
The winds, which reached a peak
of 73 miles an hour at Springfield,
111., 68 miles an hour at Milwaukee,
and 52 miles an hour at Chicago,
were born of the eastward moving
storm from the Rocky Mountains,
which brought as much as 4 inches
of snow to Kansas and Nebraska.
Heavy Snows Reported.
From 1 to 3 inches of snow were
reported generally over Northern
Wisconsin and Minnesota. There
was moderately heavy snowfall in
some sections of the Pacific North
west and rain in the Atlantic States.
Twenty-five passengers in an
Overland Greyhound bus were in
jured near Chapman, Nebr., when
the coach skidded on an icy high
way and overturned. Nine of the
injured were taken to a hospital at
nearby Grand Island. The others
were released after treatment for
cuts and bruises.
Temperatures over most of the
Nation today were around normal.
Miles City, Mont., was the coldest
spot at 2 below zero. Other early
morning readings included Omaha,
28; Chicago, 31; New York, 50; Mi
ami, 67, and Memphis, 41.
30 Degrees Due Tonight;
j Virginia Floods Receding
Winds kicked up by Midwestern
I storms will usher in crisp, clear,
1 winter weather for Washington
j today.
From an anticipated high of
around 56 this afternoon, the tem
iperature will drop to about 30
i degrees tonight, the Weather Bur
eau predicted. Tomorrow will be
! mostly sunny with highest about 50,
I the forecaster said.
Meanwhile, flooded rivers and
| streams in nearby Virginia were
receding and the State Highway
Department In Richmond reported
that all main roads were open last
night, but that three secondary
roads were closed in some spots.
The partially-closed Virginia roads
were: Route 6, which runs parallel
with the James River along the north
side, blocked at Columbia and
Scottsville; Route 147, w'here West
ham Bridge was closed, and Route
522, blocked along the South Anna
River in Louisa County.
The Potomac River, which rose
three feet above normal, started re
ceding yesterday. At no point did
it go over its banks.
The rainfall in the first five days
of this month measured 1.88 inches.
Normal rainfall for that period is
.51 inches.
(The Federal Spotlight
Inquiry Promised on Charge
Jobless Careerists Are Ignored
By Joseph Young
The White House is expected to take a hand in the situation
which finds nearly 1,100 displaced career employes here still
jobless.
Adihinlstration officials say the entire problem will be re
viewed to find out why these career workers, many of them jobless
for a year or more, have not been'
placed in other Government jobs.
The Civil Service Commission did
find jobs for hundreds of them, but
the program
bogged down
badly some
months ago, and j
they have not I
been placed., ■
The jobless I
careerists ^
charge, that war
service employes :j
now are filling j
jobs they could |
handle, and that I
various Pederal I
d e p a r tments
and agencies are
Joseph YoUnf.
doing everything they can to avoid
hiring them. Meanwhile, it is
charged, the commission is not
doing anything to force the agencifes
to hire them.
One suggestion being made Is
that the commission suspend all job
promotions in the Government until
the career personnel are placed. In
that way, It's argued, Federal agen
cies would be forced to find jobs
for these careerists immediately.
Those advocating the plan say it
wouldn’t hurt other Government
employes because all the careerists
could be placed within two weeks.
Just how much consideration this
plan will get is open to speculation.
At any rate, the persons Involved
are hopeful the White House will
crack down on the commission and
the various agencies and give them
a deadline In which to find Govern
ment employment for all displaced
career workers. They point out it
would not only benefit them, but
other Government career workers
presently on the Federal payroll
who might some day lose their johs
and be in need 6f an efficient place
ment program.
LOYALTY—Several top Civil Serv
ice Commission officials are con
cerned over some of the questions
that are being put to Government
employes by the Federal regional
board.
Last week this column disclosed
that the fourth regional loyalty
board here sharply questioned an
employe as to her opinion on sep
arating the blood plasma of white
and colored persons.
Now, another case has been re
ported where a regional loyalty board
asked an employe as to whether he
had lived with his wife before his
marriage. I
When asked about this, a Fed
eral loyalty board official defended
lit with this amazing line of reason
ing:
"For many years, Soviet Russia
and the Communist Party here ad
vocated free love. Therefore, It's
perfectly proper to question an em
ploye as to whether he ever followed
;that kind of thinking.” ,
Commenting on this, a commis
sion official declared: "This line
of reasoning is perfectly absurd.
We’re not in the position where we
can dictate to the Federal Loyalty
Board, but for the good of the
entire loyalty program I hope that
the board will take steps to caution
its regional boards from asking ques
tions that have nothing at all to do
in determining employes’ loyalty.”
* * * *
WEAKER SEX?—The Civil Serv
ice Commission has on file a letter
from a sheriff in a Western State
complaining about the conduct of
a woman postmaster in his area.
He accused her of “unladylike con
duct.”
Here are the contents of the
letter:
“We don’t set up any claim that
our manners are all that they should
be, but we’d like to be reasoned with
and helped along. The postmis
tress here is a worthy woman all
right, and there ain’t a thing against
her character, but she certainly is
rude and hasty.
“One day last week the Mayor,
being some flushed up and careless,
refused to remove his hat on asking
for the official mail. Whereupon,
his hat was shot off and plumb
ruined, and he left the post office
so swiftly and undignified that it
told against the standing of the
town.”
* * * *
TOP-BRACKET PAY — Former
President Herbert Hoover will prob
ably lead off the parade of witnesses
that will testify next Monday be
fore the Flanders Senate Civil Serv
vice Subcommittee on pay-raise leg
islation for the Government’s top
officials.
Mr. Hoover is expected to indorse
top-bracket salary increases on be
half of the Hoover Commission, of
which he is the chairman. And it’s
expected Mr. Hoover will urge that
the President and Vice President
I. .. - . ■ .
also be included in the pay-raise
measure
The subcommittee has invited a
number of leading industrialists, as
well as top Government officials, to
testify before it. Its aim is to have
the legislation enacted into law by
January 20.
The group also has invited the
leaders of the various Government
employes’ unions to testify. The
union officials are expected to sup
port top-bracket pay raises, but at
the same time urge that pay in
creases also be given to rank-and
file Federal employes.
Subcommittee members have
pledged that as soon as the top
bracket pay legislation is out of the
way they will turn their attention
to rank-and-flle employes’ pay re
visions.
* * * *
WHITE HOUSE—It appears that
Donald S. Dawson, the very able
administrative assistant to Presi
dent Truman on personnel affairs,
will remain in his present job.
Mr. Dawson, who campaigned
vigorously for Mr. Truman before
the election, had been mentioned
for another top Government Job,
possibly a directorship on the Re
construction Finance Corp.
But Mr. Dawsdn’s services appar
ently are needed at the White House,
and Government employes’ groups
are very pleased at this turn of
events. For Mr. Dawson is held
in high regard by Government em
ployes’ groups for the outstanding
job he has done for the Federal
service and its employes.
JOBS—Later this month the Civil
Service Commission will announce
exams for substitute railway postal
dark jobs at starting salaries of
$1.39 an hour, and for veterinarian
positions at beginning wages of
$3,727 annually.
(Be sure to listen in every Sun
day at 11:15 a m. over WMAL, The
Star station, for Joseph Young's
broadcast version of the Federal
Spotlight, featuring additional
news and views of the Govern
ment scene.)
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