Visit to Game Closes
Two Russian Flyers’
First Day in Virginia
ly *h» Associated Press
LEXINGTON, Va., Feb, 5.—The
two escaped Russian flyers on a tour
of Virginia for a personal view of
the democratic scene—American
style—wound up their first day of
sightseeing tonight at a basketball
game at Washington and Lee Uni
It had been a full day for Lts.
Peter Pirogov and Anatol Barsov.
They headed for a night’s rest at
Roanoke after a whirlwind tour of
historic Richmond which slowed
to a complete stop when a depart
ment store brought out some models
in an upper-floor salon.
Reporters, banking their questions
off interpreters, were given replies
of amazement and pleasure. A $75
tweed suit would be about 1.080
rubles in Russia, Lt. Pirogov said,
with a shake of his head—about two
months' salary for a laboring man.
Three Models Parade.
But there was no need for an in
terpreter when three slick models
paraded in an evening gown, a
beach playsuit and a snappy cock
tail dress. Both Lts. Pirogov and
Barsov commented on the models,
using the international eyebrow
They were taken to the store to
buy shirts, and the store decided
it would present the flyers w'ith
“They didn't speak any English
at all,” said a blond salesgirl, “but
they managed to select shirts that
cost $10 each.”
Heard State Praised. j
Lts. Pirogov and Barsov heard]
Virginia praised on a “Voice of
America” broadcast. The program
sparked them to a personal air
lift in a ‘ borrowed” Soviet plane
across the Iron Curtain.
Now the Virginia State Cham
ber of Commerce is working to
show the flyers all they heard is
Their tour started yesterday after
their arrival at Washington Nation
al Airport. They received a per
sonal welcome from Gov. Tuck after
a brisk ride to Richmond.
Stalin Called Too 'Feeble'
For Trip to See Truman
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 5 t/Pi.—’The
Minneapolis Sunday Tribune in a
copyright article today said it had
been informed by two fugitive Rus
sian airmen that Prime Minister
Stalin is too “feeble” to visit Presi
dent Truman in Washington.
The two Russian airmen. Peter
Afanesyvitch Pirogov and Anatole
Porfirovich Barsov, were interviewed
by George Grim, Tribune writer,
during a flight in an Army plane
which brought them to the United
"Stalin appears to be in exceed
ingly feeble health,” Mr. Grim said.
Barsov said he last saw Stalin last
May Day—May 1. *
“He was like this,” the former Rus
sian lieutenant said breathing with]
a heavy wheeze. “Hoi»t“bould such]
a man come to see President Tru
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sentenced to prison Friday for
planning a military mutiny.)
An unconfirmed report said a time
bomb had been found near the
meeting place of the Council of
Ministers. This group, composed of
President Boleslaw Beirut and six
other officials, rules Poland by de
cree. Its pronouncements have im
mediate effect of law, and are ap
proved at later sessions of Parlia
The Ministry of Public Security
said members of the Home Army
RICHMOND, VA.—AMERICAN JIVE PUZZLES RUSSIANS—Lts. Peter Pirogev and Anatol Bar
sov, Russian flyers who fled the Iron Curtain, get their first taste of American jazz from four
colored boys known as the "Ramblers” on a Richmond street corner. —A. P. Wirephoto.
organization and "other groups”
had formed the conspiracy “liberally
assisted with dollars from abroad.’’ !
America Long Accused.
The government long has accused
the United States of provoking in
ternal troubles in Poland. Security
Minister Stanislaw Radkiewicz once
declared openly that forces opposed'*
to his Communist-dominated gov
ernment had been "reduced to an
ititelligence service agency in t4K
pay of the most aggressive imperial
istic power—the United States.”
Only sketchy details of the con
spiracy were disclosed. Police raid
ers seized automatic weapons, small
arms, explosives and "a large amount
of gold and paper dollars," the po
lice said. The investigation was
continuing, they added.
Despite past official statements
that- underground activity had
ceased, there had been evidence in
recent months that it was increas
ing. Reliable estimates said 21
Polish Communists or government
workers wTere killed by underground
organizations in the last 60 days. ,
Rescued From Cavern
By th* Associated Press
SHAMOKIN. Pa., Feb. 5.—Weary
rescue workers saved a 62-year-old
miner from a 30-foot deep hole to
night after he was entombed for
nine and a half hours.
The miner, Alexander Pochekailo,
mumbled “I'm all right, I'm all
right” to the 25 rescue crewmen as
he himself scooped out the last two
buckets of coal to free himself.
He was taken to Shamokin State I
Hospital where officials said he suf-i
fered only shock and exposure.
Mr. Pochekailo and his son Joseph.
22. were caught bfr. a cavei4.0C.Ut£
small independent mine at 9:13 a.m.*
His son was pulled up an hour later.
Joy Named President
Of Nevada Society ^
JHobert Joy of Reno, Mevfe.
! been elected president of the Nevada
State Society, it was announced j
Other officer* elected are: Hi
Grubic, of Ruth, Nev., vice presi
dent; Mrs. Mary Phillips, Las Vegas,
secretary; Miss Nada Novakovich.
Reno, treasurer, and Tom Mechling.
Wells, pit boss.
New Zealand has announced that
construction of houses will be given
priority until every family Is rea
sonably well housed.
The vogue for French-inspired berets is
enchanced by a new model with peak
brim and decorative cord. All wool,
with lovaly satin linings, these basque
berets are flattering to all and know no
season. Styled and manufactured in this
country . . . adapted to American ideas,
which even the French may well envy.
No woman’s hatbox is complete with*
out at least two. Black, navy, maroon,
scarlet red, camel, forest and kelly
green, Havana brown, pearl grey and
Berets with Brim, $4.50
Berets without Brim, $3.50
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Services in Churches
To Open Observance
Of Boy Scout Week
The District Commissioners yes
terday proclaimed this week Boy
Scout Week for Washington and
called on residents to “recognize
and honor" the 39th anniversary of
the founding of scouting in the
The Commissioners also extended
"to each and every boy and man
connected with scouting our hearti
They estimated that in the Nat
ional Capital Area Council there
are more than 12,000 boys and 5.000
volunteer adult leaders engaged in
Boy Scout activities.
The Commissioners noted that
scouting "now is regarded as a part
of every boy's life."
Churches Plan Special Services.
Observances will run through next
Saturday. Many Washington
churches plan special services to
day, with scouts attending in uni
form. Archbishop Patriot O'Boyle
was to present a group of Catholic
scouts with the Ad Alteri Dei
awards at St. Matthews Cathedral
today. The awards are made to
scouts for service as altar boys,
acolytes or choir boys.
President Truman will greet 12
outstanding scouts from various
sections of the country, represent
ing the Nation's 2.221,157 scouts and
leaders, at the White House at 111
They will be the guests at a j
at 8 a .ip.:, Wednesday ..ipj
members of Congress and Cabinet
officials have been invited.
Army Band to Give Concert.
That evening they will attend a
special concert by the United States1
Army Band in the Departmental
auditorium, starting at 8 p.m. The
12 boys will lead the assembly of
Washington area scouts and their
guests in the scout oath.
Linn C. Drake, former scout exec
utive for the National Capital Coun
cil, will read a message from the
President during the Wednesday
Scouting's chief executive. Arthur
A. Schuck of New York, will at
tend the Wednesday breakfast and
also will be the principal speaker
at the Washington Rotary Club
luncheon that day in the May
Senior Scouts to Have Dance.
On Saturday a senior scout Dali
will be held in the sail-loft of the
Naval Gun Factory, starting at
8:30 p.m. with music by the Navy
Band Orchestra. Senior scouts are
those 15 years or older.
The 12 scouts from out of town,
all Eagle Scouts, will participate
Saturday in a torch-lighting cere
mony at the Statue of Liberty in
This will launch a two-year cru
sade “to strength the arm of lib
erty" through a stepped-up scout
ing program throughout the coun
try, and a drive for new members
in all phases of the program—cub
scouting, boy scouting and senior
Scout Commissioner for this area
is James Kinsler, who will take an
active part in various phases of the
week's observances here.
BeUast, Northern Ireland. Is to
Iw/e free concei ts by* Belfast
Philhajmonje Qrqhestrft Owing t he |
Itmeh •hour; ■ 1w
In World's Economy
Is Reported by U. N.
By tht Auociated Prut
LAKE SUCCESS, Feb. 5.—The
United Nations reported tonight a
general Improvement in the world
A new economic survey said food
production increased sharply in 1948,
more industrial goods were turned
out and international trade was bet
ter. It also said there were siens in
flationary prices are beginning to
drop in some countries.
The 52-page report was prepared
for the Economic and Social Coun
cil, which opens its eighth session
here Monday. It is entitled "Major
Economic Changes in 1948.”
Little Data on Red Bloc.
The document refers briefly to
both the European Recovery Pro
gram and Russia’s newly organized
Economic Council for Mutual Aid
in Eastern Europe.
As in previous U. N. economic
studies, there was not much in
formation on Russia and her satel
lites. The report did state, however,
that expansion of production in Rus
sia was one of the chief factors in
increased world production last
In fact, it was reported that Rus
sia and some other countries which
do not receive Marshall Plan aid
showed a greater increase in produc
tion than some of the Western Euro
pean countries. Italy,, for example,
showed a slight decline in industrial
output, while Poland reported a
gain of more than 25 per cent over
her 1947 production. ,
The report outlined briefly some
of the measures Russia is taking
to aid Soviet bloc countries.- These
included barter trade agreements
and extensions of credit.
More Food Predicted.
On the world food situation, the
"As a result of substantially
larger harvests in the summer of
1948. the supply of foodstuffs' dur
ing 1949 will be increased consid
erably. This is perhaps the most
important economic development
during the past year and. for that
matter, since the end of the war.”
On industrial production:
"According to preliminary esti
mates, the rate of industrial pro
duct.on for the world as a whole
during the first nine months of 1948
reached a level equal to about 132
per cent of that of 1937. This level
represented an increase of 11 per
center over that of the correspond
ing period of 1947.”
"Because of the greater volume
of agricultural and other consumer
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goods, inflationary pressure is not
I likely to be further aggravated dur
ing 1949 and may even be reduced
in a number of countries.”
The report mentioned the United,
States as one of the countries where
signs of deflation had appeared.
The U. N. economists referred to
the Marshall Plan restrictions on
East-West trade, but offerd no com
ment except to say “the mutual
benefits to be derived from an ex
pansion of intra-European trade
have been generally recognized.”
Despite improved conditions, the
report said, there still are acute
shortages of some items. 'Hiese
include textiles, leather and coal.
Butler Asks Steps to Make
Army Buy All Meat in U. S.
1/ 1h« Associated Press
Senator Butler, Republican, of
Nebraska yesterday urged Secretary
of Agriculture Brannan to take steps
to stop the buying of foreign meat
for the Army as a means of relieving
the "demoralized” cattle market.
In a telegram to Mr. Brannan,
Senator Butler said “something must
be done immediately to stop the
panic market if possible.”
He suggested limiting Army meat
buying to the domestic market, even
where the meat is intended for
Army officials disclosed yesterday
that Secretary Royall has ordered
discontinuance of Argentine beef
purchase effective January 31.
“The cattle market is demoralized
to the point where it is most criti
cal," Senator Butler wired. “Feeders
are losing from $50 to $125 per
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