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Brazilian President
Enjoys Mount Vernon;
Schedule Is Delayed'
President Dutra of Brazil laid
wreaths on the tombs of George
Washington and the Unknown
Soldier today, and enjoyed pok
ing around the buildings and gar
dens of Mount Vernon so much
that his police escort had to
take him at 70 miles an hour
along the boulevard to keep on
schedule coming back.
The motorcade of about 30 cars
Including reporters and photog
raphers struggling to keep up,
slowed down to 60 while passing
through Alexandria. Gen. Dutra
was five minutes late arriving at
Arlington National Cemetery.
Leaving and entering the ceme
tery, he received a 21-gun salute
from a battery of cannon near the
Tomb, where there was an honor
guard. The United States Army
Band played the Brazilian and
American national anthems before
the visiting Chief Executive placed
his wreath of white, yellow and
green flowers.
Guest at Press Club.
Gen. Dutra donned military
uniform for his sightseeing tour
this morning. Since becoming
President of Brazil, he has taken
almost exclusively to civilian garb.
The rigorous schedule which had
the general's escort so worried
called for his presence at 12:30
p.m. at a National Press Club
luncheon in his honor.
Secretary of State Achesori gave
a dinner for Gen. Dutra at An
derson House last night and heard
Raul Fernandez, the Brazilian
Foreign Minister, pledge his na
tion's advande support to the
United States position at the
forthcoming Paris meeting of the
Council of Foreign Ministers.
Mr. Fernandez, who accom
panied President Dutra on the
trip here, observed that Mr. Ache
son heads for Paris tomorrow. It
would, he said, be a “battle which
will not be the last one for free
Gratitude Expressed.
“Brazil is always accompany
ing the United States Govern
ment with the deepest emotion
and gratitude for the work it is
generously carrying out for the
mutual welfare and happiness of
mankind,” he said.
In a toast to President Dutra
last night, Mr. Acheson revealed
that the Brazilian leader made
an unannounced visit yesterday
afternoon to former Secretary of
State Cordell Hull. “The Secre
tary praised Gen. Dutra as a "citi
zen of our America.”
The dinner was attended by
members of the official Brazilian
party, State Department advisers,
congressional leaders and otherj
Spends Night at Embassy.
Gen. Dutra spent last night at
the Brazilian Embassy, where Am
bassador Mauricio Nabuco's per- j
sonal suite was turned over to
him. His first night in Wash
ington, Wednesday, was spent at
Blair House with President Tru
Gen. Dutra will entertain, the
Trumans at a dinner in their j
honor at the embassy at 8 o’clock
tonight. The dinner will be fol
lowed by a reception, at which a
large part of Washington society
will get its closest look at the good
neighbor from the south.
Gen. Dutra leaves for New '1 ork
by train at 4:10 p.m. tomorrow.
He will stay in that city until
Wednesday, when he is scheduled
to fly to Nashville, Tenn., for a
tour of the Tennessee Valley Au
thority region before returning to
Rio, de Janeiro by plane next
The Brazilian President's ad
dress to a joint session of Congress
was the high light of a busy day
for him yesterday. President Tru
man, Cabinet members and the
Supreme Court were in attendance
as Gen. Dutra, speaking in Portu
guese, praised the friendship of
Brazil and the United States as the
•principal guarantee of the -oli
■darity of the Western Hemisphere.
iBELT. >Hk, black, white and gray, lost
Wednesday morning, vie. 1320 Gallatin
street and 16th afld Colorado ave . or at
Navy Debt Bldg Call OE. 4511.
BLACK WALLET, lady's; Tuesday evening:
with driver’s license. N. Y. TR. 6734
CAT. female, black. 4 white paws. wWte
under throat and down stomach: missing
since April 0 vie. 2500 blk. University
nl. n.w.; liberal reward. AD. 0809 after
? p.m__
CIGARETTE CASE, gold, lost May 15th.
Chevy Chase Club or bet. there and 2100
Conn. Reward. HO. 5100. Apt. 511. —20
COCKER SPANIEL, black, male, dog tag
No. 19844. in Chevy Chase, n.w. section
Please call OR. 2120._—2°
DACHSHUND, black and tan, answers to
name of "Cinder Boy”; last seen in vie.
Lincoln ave. and No. Oak st.. Falls Church.
Thurs. noon. Reward. FA. 8185. —
DOG. Boxer, lost fiom 4308 10th st. n.e.:
white streak on nose and stomach: an
swers to name "Blaze , wearing silver
choke collar with tags attached; reward
offered. Call DU. 3559._ —-1 ?
FOX TERRIER, female, black and white,
19 years old. answerts to name of Bally.
Reward. TA. 1341, —21
GLASSES, tortoise shell, gold facing, in
tan case; between 2700 Conn. ave. and
temporary T Bldg., 14th and Constitution,
in cab; urgent. Reward._DE. 2470._
GOLD • lady's Hamilton wrist watch.
"B.J.M., 1947” inscribed on back; lost
between 1.312 Mass ave. and 916 14tn
ftt n.w.; sentimental value, reward. OT.
HANDBAG, green plastic; lost Fri. after
noon. 7th st., Hecht Ca Reward. KK.
1667._- v —ZZ*i—
IRISH SETTER, male. 4 mo. old: name
■Luigi"; vicinity Takoma Park; reward.
SH. 8502._
KEYS—Bunch of keys in £r°*n
Sunday night Rewara. FR. 3499. or
wsite Box 182-L. Star. _88_
i.ADY’S COAT, llaht browrf. left on chair
at Svlvan Theater Wed. night: reward.
MI. 7259, Call eves, and Sun. —2
LADY'S WRIST WATCH, sold. Movado.
leather strap: initials "EM de S. Re
ward. NO. 1347 _—
between 8;30 and 12 p.m. on 1-th zi
bet. F and G or on F to Palace Theater,
S5 reward. WO. 7127._
PEARL SUNBURST PIN. lost on 30th or
O sts.. Friday. May 13. Reward. DU.
4118. ■ ___80
WEDDING RING. man s, gold, plain, large,
no inscription. Reward. RE. 8200. Ext.
281. or AD. 1631. _—22
WEDDING RING. gold, engraved, on Mon.,
May 16, vie. 14th and Euclid st. n.w..
National Bureau of Standards and Conn,
and Ordway Reward. Fanning. 8 to 5.
OR. 4040, Ext. 368; after 6. OW._21«l.
WRIST WATCH, lady's Hamilton, diamond
and platinum. May 18. vie 12th and
Upshur st. n.e. and the Hecht Co. Rc
ward. DE. 4522. _—21
JURIST WATCH, lady’s, small Elgin with
tamonds. with braided safety band. I«st
Sunday night. Liberal reward. TR. 9586.
WRIST WATdH. Omega, 8wlss. Itlver. size
25c piece, chain band; between 2nd and
3rd, K it. n.w., 8:45 a.m. May 18; senti
mental value. Reward. D1 9157 after
S p.m. _—30
WRIST WATCH, lady a. platinum. 17-30
diamonds around face, badly cracked
crystal, on black cord; bet. Vt. ave. end
16th and Eye sts. n.w., about 9 a.m. May
17. Reward. Call EX. 8548 bet. 9-5:80.
FOR LOST or unwanted animals caU.
71 O st. n.1r.. NO. 6730. __
PAIR OF GLASSES, large gold rims, red
ease; in taxi from Mrlsean Oerdens, PW
(w. a.m. Return to 3686 8Bth «. n.w.,
fail PARKER. >«•
—The Navy's huge Marshall Mars flying boat carried 308 persons on a flight
yesterday, setting a^new record for a passenger load There were 301 passengers,
all attached to Air Group 5, Alameda Naval Air Station who were transferred to
the Naval Air Station In San Diego A crew of seven also was aboard The
plane covered the approximately 500 miles in 2 hours and 54 minutes The
previous passenger-load record of 269 persons was set March 4 b> a sister ship
the Caroline Mars - AP Wirephoto
Man Badly Beaten
After Telephone Calls
•y th« A»»oc»ot«d frti
CLARKSVILLE, Va , May 20.—
Commonwealth’s Attorney M.’ C.
Dortch reported last night that
a young colored man was seriously
beaten by a group of white men
as an apparent result of a series
of anonymous phone calls made
to a white women.
The Mecklenburg County prose
cutor said the assault seemed a
clear violation of the mob violence
provisions of the Virginia anti
lynch law.
Mr. Dortch, who said his in
formation was incomplete, gave
this account:
Late Monday night a black car
, wtlth North Carolina license plates
drove up to a filling station here
near the North Carolina border.
At least three white men got out
land called Sam Junior'Skipwith,
i an odd-jobs man in his mid
| twenties, to come out.
They questioned him for a few
minutes and then proceded to
| “work him oved.” They flung
him against £ concrete wall and
i he fell unconscious. The men
j got back in their car and drove
Mr. Skipwith was taken by
ambulance to the South Boston
Hospital and was still unconscious
when admitted about 1 a.m. Tues
day. The hospital reported he
has been semi-conscious for the
last two days and has an apparent
skull fracture.
Top Atomic Scientist Denies
Subversion at Chicago U.
ly tht Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD, 111., May 20.—
A top atomic scientist denies there
are any subversive activities at the
University of Chicago. He says
it is “strictly loyal.”
Dr. Harold C. Urey, Chicago
chemistry professor and one of
the developers of the atomic
bomb, testified last night at a
hearing by Illinois legislators in
vestigating subsersive activities.
The State Seditious Activities
Commission today began writing
its report to the General Assembly
on whether any subversive activi
ties exist at the university and,
at Roosevelt College, also in Chi
cago. The report dealine is
June 15.
Dr. Urey, a 1934 Nobel Prize win
ner who was cited by President
Truman for his wartime research!
work at Columbia University, test!- !
fled at the concluding hearing:
“The University of Chicago is
one of the great universities of
the world. It is strictly loyal
and American • * *. It deserves
better treatment from the people
of Illinois.”
In all, five professors and Laird
Bell, chairman of the Chicago
board of trustees, testified in reply
to allegations made by Hbward
Rushmore. Mr. Rushmore identi
fied himself as a former Com
munist and now a n£w York
Journal-American reporter.
Mr. Rushmore told the commis
sion in April, that the teachers
were associated in various ways
with organizations he described
as “Communist front." Some of
his allegations were repeated or
enlarged last night.
Swimming Party Mystery
Now Discounts Foul Play
ly the Associated Prest
ANDERSON. S. C.. May 20 —A
travel urge and not foul play
caused the disappearance of four
school girls here, officers believe
Sheriff Clint McClain said a
search for three of the girls who
have been missing since a Wednes
day twilight swimming outing had
been extended to Charlotte, N. C.
He had a report they were seen
hitchhiking yesterday between
Greenville. S. C„ and Spartan
burg, S. C.
Meanwhile, Jimmy Lee Elgin, 40,
is being held for investigation in
their disappearance. He was
picked up on a drunkenness charge
and admitted he had taken the
three for a swim. They are Dor
othy Hawkins Redding, 14, and
Bobby Jean Ridley. 14, and her
sister, Marion. 12. Some of their
wet underclothing was found in
Elgin's car. *
Etta Ladd, 13, a friend of the
trio, disappeared nine days ago.
Officers said all had runaway
HOUND, trl-color, male, young. In vie.
Mt. Vernon Memorial hwy. 8 »_m. to 4
p.m. call AL. 3875; 7 to 8 p.m. TE. 71S4.
Shanghai Wants Reds to Arrive
And Put End to 'Legal Looting'
<The following frank story on
conditions inside Shanghai was
received in San Francisco yes
terday by mail. It bore no evi
dence of censorship. Radio dis
patches. which are subject to
censorship by the Chinese Na
tionalist garrison, have referred
to the same situation in much
more guarded terms.)
By Fred Hampson
At»o<»at*d Pr«ss Foreign Correspondent
SHANGHAI, May 11 <By Mail).
—Responsible people of Shanghai,
the people who dislike Communism
most, are anxious for the Reds to
get here.
The reason is that the Nation
alist authorities here—which is to
say the local branch of the Nan
king-Shanghai garrison •— have
gone in for what can no longer
be disguised as essential military
: commandeering.
One name for it is "legal loot
ing." Any one who tries to do
much about it is likely to get shot.
;The only people who will stop it
are the Communists.
The garrison began to take
affairs in its own hands when it
moved troops into apartment
I houses and hotels, carefully select
ing the best in town.
Building managers expostulated,
won temporary concessions, but
the pressure continued and more
and more soldiers—mostly officers
—moved in.
Trucks Commandeered.
The next move was comman
deering 1,200 trucks and jeeps,
i There has been an exodus of mili
| tary vehicles out of this port ever
! since the Reds crossed the Yangtze.
The vehicles were to be borrowed
'for one week, with the owmers re
quired to supply a driver with
bedding, a spare tire and tools.
Foreign firms protested through
their consuls, and so far have
postponed seizures, but Chinese
firms and government agencies
lost hundreds of vehicles.
None that I talked to expect to
get them back.
"They’ll get mixed up with other
army stuff and be shipped away—
and the Nationalist Army won’t
get them either,” was the con
Today the Political Affairs Com
mittee of the garrison issued a
statement through the official
Central News Agency that it had
started a "front-above-all and a
soldiers-first movement to obtain
"the best foods, the best things
and the best entertainment” for
After distributing this an
nouncement. Central News tele
phoned newspapers and press
associations that the garrison had
ordered the news withdrawn.
Higher Prices Authorired
The garrison did not rescind an
order which said it was requisi
tioning "half of Shanghai s daily
needed meats for the troops—
theaters are to leave ‘national
hero' seats for soldiers, and hotels
and bath houses are to provide
rooms for soldiers coming here for
shows or rests.”
The order added that ‘to make
up the loss they will suffer from
the requisitioning of their goods,
merchants will be allowed to raise
prices. Prom 100 to 1.000 per cent
taxes will be levied on luxury
“The troops will eat superior
quality rice, while the ordinary
populace eats inferior quality.''
The order said half the city's
pork, beef, fish, ducks and chick
ens must be sent to the troops and
that merchants could double the
prices of the remainder.
Towels, cigarettes, shoes and
other clothing were requisitioned,
with merchants allowed to raise
prices accordingly on what re
No Illusions About Order.
Since Chinese Nationalist troops
have been among the poorest
treated on earth, and since few of
'their officers ever had made any
I sustained effort to better their lot.
Shanghailanders have no illusions
about this order.
Whatever happens to requisi
tioned goods, they will not go to
the soldier except in the last
stages, when soldiers help them
selves without orders. When and
if that stage is reached, the mer
chants will not have anything left.
One merchant, trying to find a
place to hide his stock, sai$ he
would npt complain if the stuff
actually w'ent to the war effort,
instead of where it always goes
in China—into some generals
Virginia Boy, 6, Killed
As Car Goes in Ditch
A 6-year-old boy was killed last
night when the automobile in
which he was riding went into a
ditch on No. 1 highway at Acco
tink, Virginia State police report.
John Taunney and his step
father, Edward J. Williams, were
passengers in a car driven by Ver
non H. Best of Gray’s Hill Village.
Fort Belvoir. The car, headed
north on the highway, went out of
control, careened to the opposite
side of the road and’crashed at
the bottom of a slight embank
ment, police said.
Mr. Wililams and Mr. Best suf
fered only minor injuries, and
were released after treatment at
Alexandria Hospital. The boy
was pronounced dead on arrival
at the hospital.
His mother, Mrs. Edna Wil
liams, was on duty at the time as
a switchboard operator at the Fort
Belvoir Hospital not far from the
scene of the accident. Mr. Wil
liams also is a civilian employe at
Fort Belvoir. The Williamses live
at Grays Hill Village and are
neighbors of Mr. Best.
Police said the first call about
the accident was made to the Fort
Belvoir Hospital, but the Pen Daw
ambulance was instructed to take
the victims to Alexandria Hos- j
pital. _
Polish Girls Run Tractors
ELBLING, Poland. W—Sixty!
Polish girls, employes of state
owned farms, are learning to op
erate tractors in the area of this
Baltic port.
It costs no more
to park at the
Capital Garage
New York Avenue
bthroon 13th and 14th
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Man's Sentence Commuted
After 16 Starts to Chair
By the Associated Press
MONTGOMERY, Ala., May 20.
—The electric chair no longer
holds a threat for a 22-year-old
Negro who prepared 16 times to
occupy it. >
“Thanks goodness," explained
Samuel Taylor when he was told
yesterday that Gov. James E.
Folsom had commuted his death
sentence to life imprisonment
“I'm sure proud."
Taylor was preparing to march
to the electric chair when word
of the Governor's action was
brought to him. Fifteen times
before he likewise had made
ready to die, but each time was
saved from the chair by reprieves
or court action.
He was convicted in Mobile in
1946 of attacking a 14-year-old
white girl.
Gov. Folsom gave no reason
for sparing the young Negro's
life. _
■ „ $0**' 8V» **'(
Nomination of Conger
For Georgia Bench
Helps Heal Dixie Rift
President Truman today ap
peared to have broken the see
on Southern appointments with
his nomination of Abraham Ben
jamin Conger a* Federal jtudge
in Georgia.
Mr. Conger first was recom
mended by Senator George. Dem
ocrat, of Georgia, vigorous foe
of the President s civil rights pro
gram and one of the Democrats
who has refused to go along with
Mr. Truman's request for 44,000,
000,000 in new taxes Senator
Russell, Democrat, of Georgia also
supported the appointment.
The President's action in send
ing the nomination to the Senate
yesterday was widely interpreted
as a victory for those in the Dem
ocratic Party who have counseled
against trying to punish Southern
lawmakers who didn't support the
President in last year s campaign
Democratic National Chairman
McGrath has been trying his best
to patch up the breach which the
civil rights issue caused between
the Southerners and the main
body of the party.
Senator McGrath, who went to
bat at the White House for Sen
ator George on the nomination,
told a reporter he was "very
pleased ’ at the President s deci
sion to appoint Mr. Conger, who
told Washington newsmen that he
was a "Truman Democrat."
The action also made It seem
that Mr. Truman wasn't laying
down an iron-clad rule when he
said recently that those who don't
support his program In Congress
can't expect a voice In patronage,
or job dispensing, matters.
At that time, the President
hinted that House members who
jdidn t vote for the administration's
substitute for the Taft-Hartley
Labor law would find themselves
out in the cold as far as patronage
is concerned.
Chest Group Head Named
Mrs. Adolphus Staton, 11 East
Bradley lane. Chevy Chase, Md..
has been appointed chairman of
the public relations committee of
the Montgomery County Commu
nity Chest and Council, it was an
nounced today.
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Mrs. Sells to Continue
Divorce Testimony Today"
Mr* Leslie C Sell* 3«-'« Reser
voir road N W was to resume her
testimony in District Court today
both as a defendant In a divorce
suit brought bv her husband Navy
Lt Comdr. Lister Sells add also
as a plaintiff In her own suit for
a limited divorce
Comdr Sells, who lives at 2001
Sixteenth street N W . seeks an
absolute divorce on the grounds of
misconduct His suit names Don
ald M Saikeld of the 1100 block
of Thirty-fifth street N.W.. a taxi
cab driver as co-respondent. On
Wednesday a private detective tes
tified he saw Mr. Saikeld al Mis
Sells home
Mrs Sells yesterday denied
there had been any misconduct
and told the court Mr Saikeld
played cards when he visited her
She seeks a limited divorce on
the grounds of cruelty. Yesterday
Mrs. Sells testified Comdr. Sells
had struck her
Both Comdr. and Mrs Sells seek
custody of their 1-year-old son.
Ludington Sells, now with his
mother Judge P. Dickinson Letts
who is hearing the double divorce
action was scheduled to inter
view the boy today in his chain
bei s.
Catholic Group to Dine
Washington member* of the
| Catholic Women's Benevolent
Legion will honor their national
president at a dinner at 1 pm
JotnoVrow in the Continental
Hotel. Mrs. Elizabeth I Dariahar.
supreme president, and .a group
ot legion officers also are, to lay a
wreath on the Tomb of the Un
known Soldier Sunday.
for Succe«<ul
Weinio Roost*
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1040 M $♦, N.W, Ml. 0111
Patrick Named Captain
In Fire Department
Fire Department It \ natide
J Patrsc* »ts: become a cap'a.:
on Jure 5
The Cnmm.ss «oe'» *r* r c.*t
approved the i matron ; :«»«
BfWUlWCt of Chief En* Deer C <
mens Murphy Lt Pa; , « * ro»
salary aill be tJ KJ a sea:
Lt Pauic* ha* *e »rd .r. the ad
m.nisttaut* 6i\u*oa lt ce
partment since h « app«x: tree;
sn :»Jf Hr >.» >r. (hatite of
par para; ton •' department* a;
prop; tat tons and interprets fvt
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action of the Mont* outers Ctvmo
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