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Rustin Says Barrett, Young Would Not Hold Posts With Home Rule If th« District had home rule It would have some one other than John Russell Young as Commis sioner and Maj. Robert Barrett as superintendent of police, the Rev. Dr. John W. Rustin, pastor of Mount Vernon Place Methodist Church, last night told the annual meeting of the Washington Fed eration of Churches. *1 for one am going to fight for home rule, because I know if we get home rule we will have some thing to say about who will be our Commissioner and who will be our chief of police,” Dr. Rustin later asserted. The clergyman charged the rea son many people are against home rule is a baseless fear that the Negro would control Washington "With only 28 per cent of the people here colored, it is ridic ulous to take this attitude," the speaker said. Housing No. 1 Problem. Dr. Rustin declared the "num ber one problem of Washington is housing. It is the churches’ re sponsibility to get in and find out what is creating the slums in Washington even if we have to support public housing and even if we have the citizens' associa tions on our necks because of it.” i He also charged there was a $100,000,000 gambling racket in ..Washington. "With an efTeetive police de partment you might have that stopped,” the clergyman asserted. “If a police department wants to get rid of such things something can be done.” Sermons Held of Influence. j Representative Monroney, Dem ocrat. of Oklahoma told the gath ering at the Mayflower Hotel lie! is in favor of home rule, but, he added. District residents already have great influence on Congress. “I do not think your resolutions; have much effect,” he said, “but the sermons do because some-' times they find their way into j the newspapers and are read on Capitol Hill. I<think those deal-: ink with public questions in a spiritual Way are very helpful.” Dr. Rustin and Representative Monroney were participants in a town hall meeting on "The| Churches’ Task in the Nation’s Capital.” The other speaker was! Dr.# J. Quinter Miller, associate general secretary of the Federal Council of Churches. Dr. William R. Barnhart, department of re ligion head at Hood College, served as moderator. Bishop Dun Re-elected. The Right Rev. Angus Dun, Bishop of Washington, was re elected as president of the federa tion. Vice presidents re-elected were the Rev. Dr. Carl R. Simon, pastor of Keller Memorial Lu theran Church, and the Rev. George Schnabel, pastor of Al bright Evangelical United Breth ren Church. Woolspj) Hall of Fif teenth Street Presbyterian Church and Mrs. Joy Elmer Morgan of Hamline Methodist Church were elected to the office for the first time. Other officers re-elected were George H. Ward, of Foundry Methodist Church, treasurer; Walter W. Britt of First Congre gational Church, assistant treas urer, and G. Frederick Stanton, assistant to the president of Howard University, secretary. Members chosen .to the Board of Trustees for a three-year terift were Henry Riley and H. W. Baucom, jr„ Baptist; Dr. E. fc. Smith, National Baptist; the Rev. L. Maynard Catchings, Congre gational; Dr. J. Lloyd Black, Dis ciples of Christ; Capt. John W. H. Dessez, U. S. N„ retired, Episcopal; the Rev. Robert W. Oiewiler, Evangelical and Reformed; Her bert Hadley, Friends. Also the Rev. Clarence T. Nelson, Augus tana Lutheran; John Althaus, American Lutheran; Edwin B. Patterson, United Lutheran; Dr. Robert M. Williams and the Rev. J. H. Peters, Methodist; the Rev. J. E. Reese, Methodist, A. TSfi. E.; the Rev. Oscar L. Rand. Park j Road Community, and the Rev. Milton Crist, Potomac Heights Community Church The Rev. Dr. J. Warren Hast ings, Disciples of Christ, and O. Harold Folk, Presbyterian U. S. A., j were chosen for two-year terms, and Dr. Horace E. Cromer, Meth odist, for a one-year term. Virginia Pastor Accepts Call WARRENTON, Va., May 10 (Special).—The Rev. H. A. Soder gren. pastor of the Marshall (Va.); Baptist charge for the past 11 years, has accepted a tall to Cal-| vary Baptist Church. Emporia, Va.,j and will leave early in June. Mrs. Gehrig ^Continued From First Page.l ■ ' i j steadily weakens and paralyzes its victims. Mrs. Gehrig described the slow deterioration of her husband's "excellent physical condition” j after he was stricken with a similar ailment called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. She told how he had to hang up his spikes after playing 2,130 consecutive games with the New York Yankees through some of the team’s greatest seasons. Mrs. Gehrig told the committee how Lou even had to give up a seden tary job as a New York City parole commissioner in 1941, shortly be fore his death. "As the disease progressed.” she aaid, "he couldn’t dress himself. He couldn’t feed himself, he couldn't walk.” Mrs. Gehrig said she is not an expert “on anything.” but that "it is a tragic fact that my testi-' mony on this subject is almost as authoritative as that of any doc tor in the land.” This, she said is an* indication of how little is known about multiple sclerosis. ‘To watch some one close to you become a helpless, hopeless par alytic and to know that medical aeienoe is powerless to halt the progress of the disease, is some thing which no person should be CHURCH FEDERATION OFFICERS FOR COMING YEAR-Offlcers elected for 1949-50 at the an nual meeting of the Washington Federation of Churches last night in the Mayflower Hotel are (front row. left to right): Woolsejr Hall. Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church, Tice president, the Right Rev. Angus Dun, Bishop of Washington, president, and the Rev. Dr Carl R Simon pastor of Keller Memorial Lutheran Church, vice president. Also (rear row. left to right• the Rev. George Schnabel, Albright Evangelical United Brethren Church, vice president; Walter W Britt, First Congregational Church, assistant treasurer; George H. Ward. Fouftdry Methodist Church, treasurer, and G. Frederick Stanton of Howard University, secretary. Mrs Joy Elmer Morgan of Hamline Methodist Church, who was one of the vice presidents elected, was not pres ent last night. —Star Staff Photo. Appointment of Dean To Atom Commission Stirs Some Criticism §y th« Astociot«d Press Some dissatisfaction was re ported today among members of the Senate-House Atomic Com mittee over President Truman's appointment of Gordon Dean as a member of the Atomic Energy Commission. A member of the committee said privately he and others were disappointed that the President had not chosen a businessman for one of the vacancies on the com mission. Mr. Dean was named to the agency along with Henry DeWolf Smyth, atomic scientist. Although there was criticism in Congress over release of Dr. Smyths report on atomic enery developments several years ago. committee members said they foresee no opposition to his con firmation as a commission mem ber. Partnrr of McMahon. These members said Dr. Smyth had nothing to do with the release of his report, which some faw makers contended had given sci entists in other nations informa tion that American military men wanted kept secret. Mr. Dean, 43 years old, a prac ticing attorney and professor of law at the University of Southern California, formerly was a Wash ington law partner of Senator McMahon, Democrat, of Connecti cut:* Senator McMahon, who heads the Senate-House Atomic Com mittee. originally suggested Mr. Dean for the appointment. The Democratic national chairman. Senator McGrath of Rhode Island, told a reporter the party commit tee approved Mr. Dean s appoint ment when it was suggested to President Truman. One member of the Senate House group said he regarded the choice of Mr. Dean as a political move. This member added he had hoped that appointees to the com mission would be picked without respect to politics. War Crimes Trial Aide. In addition, some members said they hoped that any appointee who was not familiar with atomic energy developments would at least be a practical businessman who might help bring businesslike methods to commission operations. Mr. Dean, who was associated with Senator McMahon when both served in the Justice Department, was an assistant to Justice Jack son of the Supreme Court in the latter's prosecution of Nazi war criminals. • Senate-House committee mem bers said there was no question raised as to Mr. Dean's character or general ability. They added that there might be no open opposition to confirmation of his appoint ment. Senator McMahon has arranged for his committee to hear ooth nominees at a committee meeting Thursday. Arlington Girl Honored Jeanne Kloss, 18-year-old senior at Washington-Lee High School, Arlington, has been chosen sweet heart pf Mu Chapter, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, at Columbia University, New York. Miss Kloss was chosen while she was visiting her brother, Carl W. Kloss. jr., at Columbia. She is the daughter of Mrs. Carl W. Kloss of 32 South Aberdeen street. Venezulea will build one new airport and reconstruct seven more, this year. i called upon to endure,” she de clared. She asked support for a bill in troduced by Senators Tobey, Re publican. of New Hampshire and O'Mahoney, Democrat, of Wyo ming, which would set up a sep arate National Multiple Sclerosis Institute within the Public Health Service to center research on the neurological ailments. Senator Tobey, who said his daughter is a victim of sclerosis, cited large foreign aid and other expenditures and said, “We can't afford not to appropriate money to find the answers to this hellish disease.” Less than 4 per cent of funds the Government is spend ing in medicine goes for research, he added. Several specialists also urged support for the measure and out lined current programs to treat the disease. Dr. Herman Kabat, medical director of the Kabat-, Kaiser Institute, which has a branch in Washington, also called for funds to aid needy patients with rehabilitation programs. The committee hearing is one of several scheduled by the Senate Labor Committee to consider parts of legislative health proposals which are largely noncontrover sial. The group soon will begin hearings on the hotly debated compulsory health Insurance bill and alternate measures hitting at the problem of high medical end, hospital costs. HENRY- DE WOLF SMYTH. Named to Atomic Energy Commission. -~AP Photo. — Un-American ^Continued From First Page.' news stories yesterday to have said Mrs. Poyntz was murdered years ago in New York and her body thrown into the East River. | Norman Thomas, Socialist leader who has been active in the case for some time, commented that “it is a moral certainty that she was murdered by Communists.” He added that “moral certainty is not legal proof.” Mr. Thomas two ! years ago asked a grand Jury in vestigation of Mrs. Poyntz’s dis appearance. Mrs. Poyntz was declared legally dead in 1944. District Attorney Frank S. Hogan’s office planned no | new action unless further evidence : develops. Mr. Crouch, who said he quit the Communist party in 1942. was re ported to have told committee in vestigators he knew Mrs. Poyntz | for 20 years as a high Obmmunist 'Party official. As for the testimony concerning Communist Infiltration efforts at the University of California labo ratory. Mr. Crouch said the son of a university official drove him to secret meetings in .elaborate Southern California homes, com mittee members revealed. The committee did not disclose the of cial's name because the testimony was obtained in closed session. Mr. Crouch, committee sources said, related that the Commu nists planned to organize the lab oratory w'orkers into special sec tions of the party. The plot was so secret that party communica tions used Greek figures instead of names of the individuals in volved, Mr. Crouch said. Miami was described by the witness as a fodal point of Com munist activity because of its lo cation as an airline link between the United States and South America. The New York Federal grand jury investigating Communist ac tivities served a subpoena on Mr. Crouch yesterday. House com mittee officials said this would not necessarily prevent his appear ance here May 24. and that they had not heard from him on that matter. The committee recently has been following a general pol ! icy of not questioning witnesses | while under grand jury subpoena. Lodge to Present Show Silver Spring Lodge, Loyal Or der of Moose, will present a movie and stage show at 8 o’clock to night at the Silver Spring Armory to demonstrate the type of pro gram it has been presenting in co operation writh the Montgomery County Police for schoolboy patrols. ' Specials for this week Wednesday and Thursday only STEAK or CHICKEN DINNER $1.25 Choice of Seat or Dessert Fried or broiled full half home dressed Sprint Chicken—rteht from the farm or Broiled Minute Sirloin Steak— the very best! Both dinners served with French fried potatoes and sliced toma toes. rolls, rum buns, butter and beverste. Friday aaiy SNORE DINNER SI .00 Daikiaat Clam Chavdar Stuffed dev tied ©rub. SUet at •ole fried »c»Uep*. Ftm« fried potatee.. cah clef wtt* *our cream draeaiae: roUc.rua. bun*, butter, beveraae aad lee cream. Served from Nooa Straight Thnt la I:JO pm JOE KRENUOH’S RESTAURANT C»mpl*t*ly mr-c—diti*m*d 916 16Hi Street N.W. in the Gordon Hotel Ri. S473 Danes Prefer U. S. Tobacco Danes have taken so kindly to American cigarettes that light types of tobacco leaf from the United States are selling at Den mark in Increasing volume. A golden coin of the Roman occupation period was dug up in a garden at Chalfont St. Giles. England. ADVERTISEMENT. Police Treatment Hit By Driver Fined $15 John L. Kent. 35. a writer for the information section of the Public Health Service wa* fined *15 on two traffic charge* yester day by Trial Magistrate Alan Bow :e m the Prince George* County Polyice Court in HyattsnBe He said he would appeal Mr Kent had written Gov Lane of Maryland complaining of treat - meet accorded him and his wife by the Tacoma Park and county police. Trial of the case was ac companied by considerable wrangling with Mr Kent and his wife. Mrs. Rosemary Kent, on one side and Sergt Frank Bell and Pvt. C. E Right of the Tacoma Park police on the other The Kents live at 819 Malcolm drive. Silver Spring Mr Kent was fined 85 on a charge of pass ing another car at the crest of e hill on New Hampshire avenue at Larch avenue, and *10 for speed ing. The Kents asserted that the vehicle passed was a stalled truck Police testified it was moving Mr Kent was not permitted by Magistrate Bowie to read the full text of his letter to Gov Lane In it he claimed that he refused to sign the summons given him because he was not allowed to read it. that his wife was insulted at the county police station, that ADVEHTISEMEXT. 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