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Parks Office Accused
Of Holding Up Funds
.For Public Golf Links
The National Capital Parks was
Accused of not spending money it
could have used to improve the
•public golf courses here and of
' “neglecting” its responsibility in a
report released today by the Dis
trict Recreation Board.
The much-discussed—but hith
erto secret report—finally was
made public, over objections of
ilrving C. Root, superintendent of
S$he parks office. He contended
tile report was biased and inac
curate. The document was pre
pared by a board committee,
headed by James E. Schwab.
Mr. Root said his office had an
'answer for every charge made by
..the report but preferred not to
fight the case in the press. He
j,said.an answer had been sent to
^the House Public Lands Sub
committee which will resume
Shearings on the golf situation on
SMay 2.
m Mr. Robert is a member of the
"Recreation Board.
Only 20% Spent.
* The report charged that only 20
£j>er cent, or $13,311, of an ac
cumulated rehabilitation reserve
‘fund was spent over the four years
^Jfrom 1944 through 1947. This
^amounted to about $52 a year per
:3hole, it added.
JJ The total expenditures during
£the five years of the contract, in
cluding 1948, was $30,311, an aver
age of $7,557 a year, or less than
$100 a hole, the report continued.
This higher average was produced
by spending $17,000 in 1948, after
complaints of golfers in October,
.1948, it said.
A balance of $37,359 remained
In the fund as of December 31, j
1948, the report said. It pointed
out that Mr. Root has stated
$21‘,693 was obligated to be spent
at a later date. The balance of;
about $15,000 would be divided
equally between the Government
and Mr. Leoffler, it added.
Neglect Is Charged.
Under the terms of Mr. Leffler's
last contract, he was required, on
request of the Interior Depart
ment, to spend up to 5 per cent of
the annual gross receipts to pro
vide new or rehabilitated facilities
not considered as part of normal
maintenance. This provision is
a the rehabilitation fund referred
to by the Recreation Board’s
• The report charged that the
National Capital Parks “has neg
lected to discharge its own re
sponsibility in regard to the public
golf courses” by not requiring that
the money be spent.
The situation in the squabble
'over who will operate the golf
courses here is this:
S. G. Leoffler has operated the
courses for the past 28 years as
concessionnaire for the Interior
Department's National Capital
Parks. His five-year contract ex
pired January 1 and has not been
renewed. But C. Girard Davidson.
Assistant Secretary of Interior,
has promised he will get it again.
The Recreation Board has been
trying to get the contract to oper
ate the courses. Also interested is
the Cleveland Concession Co.,
represented locally by Ray C.
Alvis, a sports promoter.
A House Public Lands Subcom
mittee has begun an investigation
of the golf situation at the request
of Representative ..Jtivejs, Derpo
crat, oY South Carolina who intro
duced a bill that would prevent the
Interior Department from letting
another golf contract without con
gressional authorization.
Wirt G. Bowman Dies;
Founded Coast Resort
By the Associated Pre*»
TUCSON. Ariz., April 21.—Wirt
G. Bowman. 75, founder of the
Agua Caliente resort, died here
Democratic National Commit
teeman for Arizona from 1932 to
1940, Mr. Bowman also served
as an Arizona legislator, delegate
to Democratic national conven
tions. and from 1943 to 1946 was
United States collector of cus
toms for Arizona.
He started in the mercantile
business in Nogales, Ariz., where
he also engaged in the cattle busi
ant. en route by cab from Hotel Washing
ton to Hotel Mayflower. Sunday, April
16. approximately 9 pm. Finder notify
MRS. H. M. HASTINGS, nhone ME. 5900.
Room 112. Reward._22*
BRACELET, heavy welght sllver with fra
ternity crest; on 16th st. n.w . bet. R. I.
ave. wind M. Reward. MISS BROWN,
PI, :1412 belore 4:30 p.m._—22
BRIEF CASE, light brown leather, lost Fri.
or Sat., possible In vicinity of flth and
Penna n.w. Contents urgently needed by
owner. Reward. MR. MEHR. RE. 2180;
eves.. OL. 8558._—23
CAMEO BRACELET, from the Willard to
the Mayflower by taxi. Suitable reward.
OE. 8607. • —22
CIGARETTE CASE, man's. Initialed, gold
and silver; in cab to Airport 0 p.m. Fri
day. April 16. Liberal reward. Call MR.
MrKEEVER. RE. 1820. Ext. 2101. 21*
COAT. long, gray cloth, red plaid lining.
Reward. Call EX 4120, Ext. 610 till 6;
or MI. 7423 after 6._
COCKER, fight brown, young female; losi 1
vie. John Roberts Homes. Call AL. 39<6; I
after a p.m- TE. 7184._|
COCKER SPANIEL, black with white tort
paws: 3 mos. old; vie. of 16th and B sts.
s.e Rewsrd. LU. 8482. —31
DIAMOND RING, lost In ladies room.
O Donnell's Restsursnt. Wed. evt. Re
ward. TA. 3948. —23
DIAMOND BING, lady's'; vicinity upper
14th st. n.w. Reward. 1405 Meridian
Pi. n.w._:_
EYEGLASSES, on 14th st. n.e. Reward.
Call DE. 5466._
IRISH SETTER, female: answ. to "Lady":
vie 10th and So. Glebe rd.. Arl. Reward.
Call OL. 8845.__
«18, receipt for pictures, vie. 14th st.
n.w . Rewsrd. Ml 6399.__
LINK-BRACELET, small, yellow gold; cab.
bet. 22nd and H sts. n.w , Dept, of Agrie,
at 8:45 am. April 20 Reward. Call
RE. 4142, Ext. 5342. Eves., RE. 0692,
Ext. 514._—22
MINK SCARF. 4 skins: in cab fpom Union
Station via Wardman Park. Cathedral.
Davenport and Llnean ave. Reward. WO.
1183. —2g
POCKETBOOK, very small, red: vicinity
N. Y. ave. and north bldg, of Woodward A
Lothrop. Reward. ME. 1974
POLICE DOG. "Rex." slightly Mind and
deaf, brown; strayed Sun. Reward. After
6. DU. 0978. DU. 8896. —22
RING, man’s, maroon stone: lost in vie.
5000 and 6300 blk. Georgia ave. Rewsrd.
OE. 3024, 6118 7th st. B.W. —23
RING, diamond platinum, with 3 "large
stones weighing 1.2o carats and 4 small
(tones weighing 36 100 carats. In or near
Capitol Theater. Reward. Cafe Sterling
1360._ 21*
SILVER BRACELET, wide links; near 18th
and N; Palm Sunday. Reward. OR. 9433.

TERRIER, tan and white, male, answers
to ‘ Chanple : has District tag No. 33406:
vie. N Capitol; reward. Call HO. 0745.
AD 6800. 40 Seaton ol, n.w. —33
WATCH, man’s. Bulova: at Owynn-Park
High School at Brandywine, Md. Reward.
Call Brandywine 2046._^
WRIST WATCH, lady's. Relide. gold link
chain. Reward. Days. RE. 1820.* Eft.
4087; eves.. NA. 248.1 Ext. no. —21
WRIST WATCH, lady's, "gold, Emerson;
Capitol Theater vie.. April 15. PR. 0870.
RE 8200 Ext. 70 Reward_ 34*
W A L. (hopping bag. at Tenley Circle
tag stop. OR 6064.
DIED IN CRASH—Here Is the wreckage of Representative Robert
I Lewis Coffey, Jr.’s, Jet fighter which crashed yesterday, killing
him instantly. A partial power failure caused the plane to
settle, crash on the runway and cartwheel into a ravine.
—AP Wirephoto.
Representative Coffey
Killed in Jet Fighter
Crash in New Mexico
Representative Robert Lewis
Coffey, jr„ Democrat, of Pennsyl
vania, and 1 an outstanding war
flyer, was killed instantly last
night when an Air Force F-80 jet
fighter plane he was piloting
crashed immediately after taking
off from Kirkland Air Force Base,
Albuquerque, N. Mex.
The 30-year-old freshman legis
lator, elected to the 81st Congress
on November 2 last year, was a
colonel in the Air Force Reserves
I and a veteran of 97 flghter-bomber
missions over Europe. He lived
here at 9207 Sligo parkway, Silver
, Spring. Md.
The accident occurred at 7 p.m.
(EST >, while Mr. Coffey was on
a cross-country proficiency flight
from Andrews Air Force Base. Md.,
i to March Air Force Base in River
side, Calif.
Only 25 Feet in Air.
Col. S. D. Grubbs, commandant
of Headquarters Command at
Bolling Air Force Base, said he
learned the Shooting Star lost
power when only about 25 feet
t in the air. Mr. Coffey had left An
drews at 9 am. yesterday and re
fueled at Selfridge Air Force Base.
Mount Clemens, Mich. He had
refueled again at Kirkland Field
and was taking off for the Cali
| fornia field when the accident
The Air Force ordered an in
vestigation today.
Col. Howard *0. Gunn, com
mandant at Kirkland, said thfe
fighter turned a series of cart
wheels before it snapped a power
line pole, the Associated Press re
ported. ■ * 1
Col. Gunn said that a recon
struction of the crash from eye
witness accounts indicated at least
partial loss of power during take
off—possibly the result of me
chanical failure.
A helpless witness to the acci
dent was Lt. Col. William Jtitchie,
friend and-eompanldh of l&Spre
sentaflve Coffey in air combat
in Europe.
Col. Ritchie, taking off behind
Mr. Coffey in another F-80, was
compelled to circle for an hour to
exhaust enough fuel in his tanks
to permit a safe landing. He said.
“Representative Coffey's plane Just
settled at the south end of the
runway. I could see it strike a
stream of sparks like those from
a grinding wheel. Then it bounced
over into the ravine.”
The plane did not explode or
burn, although the force of the
impact catapulted the engine 100
yards beyond the main portion of
the shattered fuselage. A crash
crew found the body of the pilot
wedged inside.
Mr. Coffey had made a nor
mal take-off and his landing gear
was already retracted when the
ship suddenly lost altitude, lt was
Another Friend Delayed.
Another war-time comrade of
Representative Coffey, Lt. Col.
John Meyer, liaison officer be
tween the Air Force and the
House, was a near witness to the(
accident. The two had planned
to leave Washington together, but!
Col. Meyer was delayed and fol
lowed in a Mustang fighter. By
coincidence, he had just been
cleared for a landing near Al
buquerque when Mr. Colley's ship
crashed. i
One of the brilliant young of
ficers who came out of World
War n, Mr. Coffey captured the
seat for the 26th Pennsylvania
district which had been held by
Representative Harve Tibbott, Re
publican. His home is in Johns
town, Pa.
Mr. Coffey was born in Chat
tanooga. Tenn., on October 21J
1918. He studied at the Uni-j
versity of Pittsburgh and Penn!
State College and entered military!
sefvice in 1939 as a flying cadet.
He was commissioned a second
lieutenant in June. 1942, and as
signed to Langley Air Force Base,!
Va., as a lighter pilot.
, In 1943 he went to Puerto Rico
as a flight commander. During
his rapid rise id rank, he saw
service in antisubmarine patrol
work at Ityaama. and was com
mander of Die 52d Fighter Squad
ron and aide de camp .to the com
manding general. He became a
lieutenant colonel by March 12,
1944, and was named a full
colonel in the Air Reserves last
September 2.
97 Ctmbat Missions.
His 97 combat missions were
over Yugoslavia, Italy, France and
Germany. On July 11. 1944, he
was shot down at an airfield be
hind thq German lines, evaded
capture and then operated with
the Maquis, the French forces of
resistance, before returning to the
American forces a month later.
After World War H Mr. Coffey
This picture of Representative Coffey was made last year
as he boarded his plane at Andrews Field for a flight.
—Star Staff Photo.
was military air attache at the
American Embassy in Santiago.
Chile, from October, 1945, to
■ April, 1948. For his diplomatic
service he was awarded the Orden
al Merito of Chile.
His many decorations also In-;
eluded the French Criox de]
Guerre, the Distinguished Flying
Cross, three times; the'Air Medal,I
27 times; the Purple Heart.- the
Bronze Star for his* activities
behind the German lines, "the |
European Theater of Operations'
Ribbon tffth five battle stars, the
Service Ribbon, American Theater
Ribbon and the Presidential Unit
Mr. Coffey took h|n jet training
with the 4th Fighter Oroup at
Andrews Air Force Base. He re
signed his regulaf Air Ft>rce Com
mission September 1, 1948, to
pursue his political candidacy,
subsequently receiving his reserve
Mine Union Member.
For four years before his flying
career, the legislator was a mem
ber of the United Mine Workers
of America and was employed in
all positions from coal loader to
Mr. Coffey was a member of the
American Legion, the Veterans of
Foreign Wars, the American Vet
erans, the Elks, the Northfolk
Country Club and the Army-Navy
He married the former Eileen
Mercado-Parra of Ponce, Puerto
Rico, in 1942.
In addition to her, survivors are
their two children, Robert Lewis]
HI, 4, and Eileen Maria. 1 year]
old; his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
R. L. Coffey of Johnstown, and a!
brother, John, a student at the
University of Miami, Fla.
Airlift Smuggling Ring
Cracked, Army Declares
•y th* Aueciotcd Prut
BERLIN, April 21.—Agents of
the United States Army's Crim
inal Investigation “Division an
nounced today they had cracked
a smuggling ring which had been
using the Allied Airlift to bring
black market commodities into
blockaded Berlin.
The agents said they had con
fiscated 63 cases of foodstuffs and
silk consigned here under forged
Airlift waybills from Western
Germany and in mislabeled pack
ing which represented the con
tents as vitally needed industrial
They reported the seized com
modities weighed about 8.500
pounds and would have fetched
100,000 to 120.000 Western marks
(about $35,000) in black market
The police said they had ar
rested three Polish nationals and
were questioning about 30 Ger
mans in the case. No Allied per
sonnel was involved. According
to the CXD agents, prime mover
in the ring was a German inter
national shipping firm.
Four Pulaski Men in Boat
Hunted on Claytor lake
PULASKI. Va„ April 21.—The
Pulaski County lifesaving and
first-aid crew undertook an inten
sive search of Claytor Lake short
ly before noon today for four men
reported'missing on a boating trip.
The quartet was tentatively
identified as Leon Rockwell, Pu
laski grocer; Marvell Owens, P. E.
Marshall and Bentley Morris.
An associate of Mr. Rockwell
here said the four were reported
last seen about 4 pm. yesterday
In a metal outboard motorboat
(Continued From First Page.'_
innocent dupe of the Communists.!
Adam Mouzenides, the man the
prosecution said fired the gun
which killed Mr. Polk, got a death
sentence, as did his accused helper,
Evangelos Vasvanas. Neither Mou-|
zenidP*. nor Vasvanas. who are
Communists, have been appre
hended and both were tried in;
The Communists contend Mou
zendies died in action in the guer
rilla fighting before Mr. Polk was
Few Hear Sentencing.
Only a handful of persons'
heard the judge pronounce the
sentences in a low, calm voice, j
This jury had heen out three'
hours and 17 minutes. It found
Staktopoulos guilty of being an
accessory, but hot of premedita
tion. He was found innocent of
any other charge.
Both Staktopoulos and his
mother sobbed when they heard
the verdict*.
Although the prosecution had
asked 10 to 20 years as the sen-t
tence for Staktopoulos. it changed
this after the verdict was readi
and asked for the life sentence.!
Only yesterday the court had said;
the penalty under the law would >
have called for the lighter sen
tence. but today the court;
amended this and said the offense
called for a penalty of 20 years
to life.
Mr. Polk was found shot in
Salonika Bay after telling friends
he was on his way to Interview
Markos Vaflades, then the leader
of Greece's Communist guerrillas.
2 Tears In Middle East.
Mr. Polk, 34, had spent two
yegrs in the Middle East as CBS
chief correspondent. He was
bom at Fort Worth, Tex., and
attended the Virginia Military In
stitute. Before the war he worked
as a newspaperman in Alaska.
Shanghai, Paris as well as in the
United States.
During the war Mr. Polk wits
a Navy fighter and dive-bomber
pilot and was wounded seriously
in the Solomons. He was hos
pitalized for a year and cited
for bravery.
After the war. he worked for
a time in the New York Herald
Tribune's Washington Bureau,
covering the White House and
State Department He went over- j
seas again in September, 1946. and
became a regular correspondent
for CBS in November that year.
New Dutch Offensive
In Sumatra Reported
■y rtw Auaciatod *r«u
SINGAPORE. April 21.—The
Indonesian office here said today,
the Dutch have launched a large
scale military operation In Su
It said Dr. A. K. Gani. Repub
lican military governor of South
Sumatra, radioed that Dutch
troops were fighting toward Muara
Aman. He said the Dutch as
sumed that town in the mountains
of Southwest Sumatra to be Re
publican headquarters.
Dr. Gani said the Dutch troops
were moving from the south coastt
and that Republican forces were
using the scorched-earth tactics
He said TndfWTMiian Republicans
had destraygd Jptrie power sta
tions and a larfSdam. paralysing
Dutch Kold*miamg operations In
the area. j
• Continued From First Page.t
crewmen were still aboard the
Wheel House Struck.
Chief Petty Officer David Heath
said the Amethyst went aground
when a Communist shell hit the
wheel house and Jammed her con
The sloop's guns, trained on
Communist positions. %ere quick
ly put out of commission by Red
fire, he said.
Heath said at this point a white
flag was raised but the Commu
nists kept on firing. The British
sailors were ordered to abandon
ship and the men swam 200 yards
to the souU^hore of the river.
The chieSH ty officer said the
swimmers wffe machine-gunned
and some casualties were suffered
More British ships, the Belfast
and Constance, are en route to
the Yangtze, a London Admiralty
statement said.
Aboard the London was Vice
Admiral A. C. O. Madden, second
in command of the British Far
Eastern station.
Britain Reported Making
Protest to Communists
LONDON, April 21 tP).—Britain
was reported unofficially today to
have protested to the Chinese
Communists against the shelling
of British ships on the Yangtze
j The Admiralty did not say who
fired on the London, which re
torted with her 8-ineh guns. A
British statement issued in Nan
king yesterday blamed Chinese
Communists for shelling of the
sloop Amethyst and the destroyer
Consort. That stuck killed 27
seamen and wounded 23.
BriUin has important concen
trations of naval strength—the
exact extent is an official secret—
at Hong Kong, whence the Con
stance and the Belfast were dis
patched. and also at Singapore.
A Navy spokesman In Singapore
said Vice Admiral A. C. G. Madden,
second In command of the British
Far Eastern Fleet, was aboard the
| London, en route from Hong Kong
to Shanghai, when the Amethyst
was fired on. He ordered the
cruiser to head taward the scene
of the shelling, and she was 8
miles from it when she was
U. S. FacUities Offered.
Later the Singapore spokesman
said the London and the Black
Swan went to Shanghai, where it
was expected the wounded w-ould
be transferred to the Unfted
States Navy hosplUl ship Repose,
whose facilities were offered.
Unofficial reports here said the
British consul in Peiping was In
structed to protest to the Chinese
Communist authorities. The For
eign Office said it could not con
firm this.
The Liberal London newspaper,!
the News Chronicle, said Britons
would ask why the British ships
were traveling on the river with
the Chinese civil war about to
break out again in all its fury.
It asked if it was absolutely neces
sary for the Amethyst to make a
voyage to Nanking Just at this
The conservative Daily Oraphic
said the vessels were in the
Yangtse by right, to protect Brit
ish lives.
Asked about this, a Foreign
Office spokesman told a news con
ference British ships were entitled
to be in the Yangtse bec'ause Brit
ain had the consent of the Chinese
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the most Important that have
faced our industry in many years.1
Union Co-operation Sought.
"We sincerely hope that we may
find a co-operative attitude on
the part of the union to discuss
these problems openly and com
pletely so that we may find a
fair equitable answer. We want
the negotiations to produce a
sound, workable and fair contract
so that this great industry of ours
can. not only maintain its present
competitive position, but improve
it greatly."
Mr. Lewis had no immediate
comment on the Southern pro
ducers. He has called the union 'sj
200-man policy committee into
session here Monday to frame j
union demands for a new ■:
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Damaged Destroyer Displayed
Identity Clearly, Officer Says
SHANGHAI. April J1 —Com
munist shore bane new which fired
on the British destroyer Consort
could not have mistaken her iden
tity. one of the ship* officers said
Lt J F Btrk of Touquay Dev
on. England, said the Canaan,
which was shelled for two hours
yesterday in the Yangtar north
east of Nanking displayed seven
large flags forward and aft
The destroyer fie w so many flag*
there was no more space to raise
another.*' Li. Birk said
The Consort arrived in Shanghai
at 9 30 a m today *• 30 © clock
last night. EST * and 10 dead and
16 wounded were taken ashore
The Consort had been, on
standby duty in Nanking ahd was
dispatched down the river to aid
the British sloop Amethyst,
which was shelled by the Reds
yesterdsy morning %
"We were first fired upon at
12 50 pm. yesterday.' Lt. Birk
said. "After a couple of shots hit
us we returned the fire
*’I don t think there's any rule
you can’t fire back when you
are fired upon
Lt. Birk said the Consort fired
230 rounds of «lj-inch shells
plus some smaller guns at the
Red positions. He said the Com
munist* were hurling heavy anti
tank projectiles from 105-mm
"We definitely knocked out
eight gun emplacements" Lt
Btrk said. He estimated that the!
Consort's fire inflicted more than
60 casualties.
The officer said the Consort was
unable to get within 1.000 yards
of the Amethyst because the “fire
was too heavy.*'
Li Jack Consadme of LwiUafi
Suffolk, said that when the Con
sort neared the Amethyst the
sloop was aground and eto toady
out of action
‘Thee* appeared to be on:» »
skeleton crew aboard with » Jew
crewmen on the B rundeck he
said. The bridge appeared to tv
out of action The Amethyst »
after gun crews appeared to be
either dead or wounded.
The Consort was damaged
mostly on the port side where the
superstructure was riddled One
of the fit »t shots Lt Oonsadirr
said, hit just forward of Ahe whe*:
house kilim* the mutata and
putting the mam steering wheel
out of commission Steering con
trol was switched to the after
wheel. U Consadme said
After the Consort started
pounding the Red position* she
made three sweep* along the
shore, firm* aii the tune the
officer related
A number of Communist hits
on the vessel centered in the wire
less room and put the radio out
of action, besides kilims two and
injuring two of the five on duty
in the radio office
Two others were killed on the
deck Just forward of the radio
office, three Ur the gun control
room two in the wheel house
and one on the B ' cun deck
The ship s surgeon. U Mark
Bentley of Pontefract Yorkshire
said one small abell crashed
through the wall and esploded in
ithe wardroom, where he was oper
ating on a wounded man There
were no casualties there, how
ever. At one time Lt Bentley
said, he had seven Injured*men
to take care of in the wardroom
and no lights
j Continued From First Page.)
text of the reply made yesterday
to the Communists through the
Nationalist delegation in Peiping
j The government stated that
even if it had signed, the Red
peace proposals narrow minded
attitude and oppressive spirit"
would have been unacceptable to
both the National army and the
people. The reply charged that
the entire proposed agreement
"smacks of Communist military
control of the entire nation.
The statement expressed the be
lief that the government could
!not accept the Red terms because
no lasting peace would result. The
agreement, the government state
ment continued, provided for
“total elimination of the National
ist army" through amalgamation
into the Communist forces. Polit
ically the government would be
placed at the beck and call of the
Communists, it said.
I . ,
I The government statement asked
the Communists to "change the
motivating spirit and reconsider
the contents of the agreement out
of respect for the people's Inter
ests.” The Reds were asked to
join the government In an early
cease Are agreement.
The government reply was
signed by . Acting President La
Tsung-jen and Premier Ho Ylng
Prepare te Evacuate.
! Government officials were mak
ing preparations to evacuate from
all points along the threatened
650-mile Yangtze line. Acting
President La ordered the Ministry
of Communications to prepare for
the evacuation of all official* from
All but six of the 40-odd United
States Marines here to guard the
American Embassy have been sent
to Shanghai in a move to prevent
incidents if the Communists over
run Nanking.
Chinese news dispatches report
ed the seat of the Kiangsu pro
vincial government w(as being
moved from Chinklang. 35 miles
northeast of Nanking, further
south to Soochow, midway between
Shanghai and Nanking on the
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Ex-Wife Seeks to Set Aside
Mason Peters' Divorce
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SAN JOSF. Calif. April 21 -
Mr*. Helen Peter*, former Wash
ington. D C.. beauty queen, Will
try t« aet aside the dlvoree her
husband. Mason Peter* Sd, ob
tained In 1947, her attorney said
last night.
Mr. Peters is niiht managing
editor of the Washington Times
Herald and one of seven executives
to whom the 1st* owner. Eleanor
Patterson, willed the newspaper
Mrs. Peter*, who wa* Mia# Wash
ington of 1938. 1* a fa*hton com
mentator here
Attorney Anthony Anaslasl said
Mrs. Peter# instructed him to
begin action seeking to set aside
the divorce. In view of a new
Supreme Court ruling The court
last Monday ruled that divorces
may In some casea be voided if
notification of proceeding* are not
i served personally on the defendant
Since hi* divorce. Mr, Peters
has married Janice McLaughlin
hia aecrctary. The ceremony took
place last December 15 at the
Church of the Annunciation here
Grocer Starts Probation
In Short-Weight Case
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