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Weather Forecast
Rather cloudy with some sun today; high
near 84. Partly cloudy tonight: low about
70. Tomorrow and Monday considerable
cloudiness. (Full report on Page A-2.)
Midnight, 74 6 a.m. _._71 II a.m. _~77
2 a.m._73 8 a.m. ___73 Noon_79
4 a.m. —72 10 a.m. -..77 1 p.m. —78
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WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, JULY 2, 1949—TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES.
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3 U. S. Workers
Killed in Crash
In Connecticut
2 Arlington Women,
Man Burn to Death;
Fourth Badly Injured
Three Arlington residents, Gov
ernment employes on a holiday
trip, were burned to death and a
fourth was critically injured early
today when a new convertible
struck the side of an overpass near
North Haven, Conn., overturned
and caught fire.
Bodies of the three were burned
beyond recognition and tentative
identification, gained through bag
gage tags and billfold cards shortly
after the crash, listed as a victim
a girl who was safe in her apart
ment here. She had loaned her
overnight bag to her roommate,
who died in the accident.
The dead were identified as:
Harry Edward Clawson, 25, of
4838 North Twenty-fifth road, a
former Navy pilot and an employe
of the Navy's bureau of personnel.
His home is in Kittanning. Pa.
Marine Corps Stenographer.
Jane Healy, 22, of Cranston.
R. I., and 1002 North Quincy
street, a Marine Corps stenogra
pher, w'ho had borrowed the lug
gage owned by Pearl Werner. Miss
Werner was first believed to be
MISS JAKE HEALY.
Killed in crash.
one of the victims because of her
name on the baggage tag.
Muriel Rogers, about 24. of
Seekonk, Mass., and Louisiana
Hall, Arlington Farms, also a Navy
Department employe.
The injured man, who suffered
a broken neck, broken jaw and
severe cuts, is Henry G. Gawie, 28.
of Dudley, Mass., roommate of
Mr. Clawson's.
A report of the accident signed
by State Policeman Frank A.
Bozentka said the Massachusetts
registered car was owned “and
presumably driven” by Mr. Gawie.
The policeman listed the cause of
the crash as “operator possibly
falling asleep.”
The car. a 1949 Oldsmobile con
vertible, struck the overpass on the
heavily-traveled Wilbur Cross
Parkway, main traffic artery be
tween New York and Boston.
Left Yesterday Afternoon.
Mrs. Raymond R. Kuykendall of
the Twenty-fifth road address,
where Mr. Clawson and Mr. Gawie
had lived since April, said the two
men, In Mr. Gawie's car, left home
yesterday afternoon for a holiday
(See CRASH, Page A-8.)
Gates Gets Out of Jail;
Joins Demonstrators
By the Attociated Prete
FEW YORK. July 2.—John W.
Gates, editor of the Daily Worker,
was released from jail early today
after serving a 30-day sent#nce
for contempt of court at the Com
munist conspiracy trial.
About 40 demonstrators gath
ered in front of the Federal House
of Detention at 7 a.m. to greet
Gates, and learned that he was
released shortly after midnight.
The demonstration was arranged
by the Civil Rights Congress.
Gates, however, returned to the
detention building to be present
at the welcome demonstration.
Inside the building, three other
defendants, also cited for con
tempt, gazed through the mesh
and barred windows at the pro
ceedings outside. The three were
jailed for the duration of the
trial.
Gates waxed indignant over the
early hour he was freed.
“It’s & dirty trick to avoid a
demonstration,” he told newsmen.
Gates was hoisted to the shoul
ders of several marchers and
paraded across the street from
the prison.
The marchers carried placards
which read, "Welcome, Johnny
Gates.” The placards also de
manded the release of the other
Jailed defendant
Only one day > ' :re Gates’ term
was to end, the Court of Appeals
yesterday upheld the sentence im
posed by Federal Judge Harold R.
Medina.
Gates was jailed June 3 after
refusing on the witness stand to
name three persons who had
helped him prepare a pamphlet
for veterans entitled "Who Rup
tured Our Duck?”
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Weather Is Ideal as District
Begins Holiday Week End
More Than 150,000 Leave City by Train;
Temperature Not Likely to Top Mid 80s
Sparkling weather, the kind as
sociated with picnics and fire
works, was promised by the
Weather Bureau today for the
Fourth of July week end.
For thousands of Washington
ians that meant a happy renewal
of other three-day holidays on
beaches, rivers and grassy places
under the trees.
It was a time to pile into the
family bus and take off for places
where Junior can sw’im, Sis can
go boating and the old folks can
loll in the shade.
Today the temperature was
headed not higher than the mid
dle 80s and tomorrow sunny skies
will push it only a bit upward,
the forecaster said.
He topped off his good news
with the observation that the
Fourth, too, will offer pleasing
weather.
For those not heading out of
town or planning an early return,
Ithe top attraction will be the an
nual fireworks display and patri
otic program at the Monument
Grounds. It gets under way at
7:30 p.m. Monday with a half
hour concert by the Navy Band,
features Gen. Jacob L. Devers as
speaker and builds up to one of
the brightest fireworks displays
yet presented.
Most of the travelers by air,
train, bus and car had won pre
liminary scuffles with crowds and
traffic and were well on their way
early today.
With Government employes off
for three days, and most places
of business to be closed Monday,
the out-of-town rush reached its
peak last night as an estimated
150,000 rolled out of Union Sta
tion and thousands of others left
by other channels.
More than a score of extra
sections carried them away from
the railroad terminal. Airlines and
bus companies reported capacity
business. Most transportation offi
cials called it a typical holiday
get-off, but not of record di-1
mensions.
Roads leading to the popular
resorts and beaches were teeming
with cars and the American Auto
mobile Association broadcast the'
usual warning that death lurked
on the highways. It predicted that
290 persons would die in the Na
(See FOURTH, Page A-8.)
Judith Coplon Returns
To Brooklyn Home to
Await Second Trial
Palmer Says She Will Be
Ready July 11 to Face
Charges With Gubitchev
CLARK DEFENDS DECISION on
secret FBI reports in Coplon
case. Page A-3
By James J. Cullinane and
W. H. Shrppen, Jr.
The convicted Judith Coplon (
was back in her mother's home in'
Brooklyn today to help prepare
for a second trial on espionage
charges scheduled to open July 11.
Before boarding a plane for New
York last night, Defense Counsel
Archibald Palmer told reporters he
and his 28-year-old client will be
ready to go to trial a week from
next Monday in Federal Court in!
New York.
Asked if the former Justice!
Department analyst would be
ready for trial on that date, Mr.
Palmer replied, “Certainly! And
Judy is going to spend plenty of
time between now' and then help
ing me prepare her case—I hope!”.
' There was considerable doubt, j
however, if the trial would open on
schedule. One side or the other is
expected to ask for more time to
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Overseas Airlines
Alerted to Prevent
Miss Coplon s Leaving
Overseas airlines operating
out of New York were alerted
today to make sure that j
Judith Coplon does -not try
to leave the United States
after her liberation here on
$20,000 bond late yesterday.
Government agents at La
Guardia Field said they, too,
had been instructed to see
that the former Justice De
partment analyst does not
board an overseas transport.
The source of the orders
could not be learned, the As
sociated Press reported.
Miss Coplon is also under
$20,000 bond in New York on
a charge of conspiring with a
Russian national to steal
United States secrets.
1/
prepare and many judges are re-'
luctant to begin an important case
in midsummer.
U. N. Wants Early Decision.
On the other hand, the State
Department was known to be
pressing for an early trial, in view
of tlje fact that Miss Coplon is
charged jointly in the conspiracy |
case with a Russian national— i
Valentine A. Gubitchev, suspended
engineer for the United Nations.
The U. N. also wants the case to
be determined as soon as possible,
it was said.
Miss Coplon yesterday heard
Trial Judge Albert L. Reeves in
District Court sentence her to
(Continued on Page A-3, Col. 3.)
Roomer Shot, Women
Beaten With Gun Butt;
Police Hold Landlord
Argument Over Rent
Of Family Preparing
To Move Is Blamed
A roomer was critically wounded
and two women were Beaten over
the head with a pistol butt today
in what police described as an
argument between a landlord and
his tenants in the 400 block of H
street S.W.
Police immediately arrested the
landlord, whom they identified as
William Roy Macllrath, 64, of
406! a H street S. tV. Detective
Sergt John L. Sullivan quoted
Macllrath as saying the roomer
owed him rent. Macllrath was
held on an open charge at the
Fourth Precinct and later taken to
Gallinger Hospital for treatment
of hand cuts.
Shot through the right chest
with a .45 caliber revolver was
Joseph Sosa, 35, of the H street
address.
Treated at Hospital.
Treated at Casualty Hospital
for cuts and bruises on the head
were Mrs. Mary Sosa, 28, wife of
the wounded man, and Mrs.
Sarah Jane Hawkins, 29, of the
3900 block of Burns place S.E., a
sister-in-law.
Witnesses said the Sosa family,
including several small childien,
was preparing to move out of the
rooming house when the shooting
occurred.
Mrs. Fay Vawters, superintend
ent of the Children’s Aid Society
in the same block, said she saw
Mr. Sosa lying on the sidewalk
near a truck on which some of his
household belongings were piled.
Told to Get Baby.
Mr. Sosa gasped: “I’ve been shot,
I’m dying,” Mrs. Vawters said. She
told him to lie down and save his
strength, she recalled, and he told
her he was “choking” and “couldn’t
get his breath.”
Mrs. Vawters said she heard Mr.
Sosa tell his wife to go into the
house and get their baby, Elisa.
Witnesses said six children were
in the rooming house at the time,
but did not see the actual shoot
ing. Their names were given as
Joe Sosa, 2, who was in an up
stairs play pen; Elisa Sosa, 5
months, also upstairs; Mary Gold,
5, and Barbara Gold, 9, Mrs. Sosa’s
children by a former marriage,
and June Hawkins, 7, and Darrow
Hawkins, 3, children of Mrs. Haw
kins.
Snyder to Take Utt Today
On World Fiscal Study
Sy th» Aisocia«*d Pr««
Secretary of the Treasury
Snyder was to leave today by
plane for a tour of Western Euro
pean capitals.
He plans to confer with finan
cial officials at Paris, London,
Cairo and elsewhere, probably
on the general state of the Euro
pean Recovery Program and the
world financial situation.
Shanghai Editor's 5-Foot Wife
Leaves Trail of injured Reds
ey tht Associated rrest
SHANGHAI. July 2.—Pretty
Mrs. Randall Gould, the way the
Communist press told it today, Is
5 feet 1 inch of something like
dynamite.
It seems, according to the Chi
nese newspapers, she got tired of
being barricaded in the Gould
apartment yesterday by workers of
her editor-husband’s Shanghai
.Post and Mercury.
The workers had besieged the
j apartment in an attempt to get
Mr. Gould to resume publication
of the American-owned English
language paper. He suspended it
last week, saying it was apparent
he could no longer exercise edi
torial control under the Red re
gime.
The Chinese papers didn’t see
eye to eye on wfyat happened. But
the general Idea was that she
forced her way out or the apart
ment, leaving some banged-up
Chinese workers behind.
The workers had control of the
hallway outside the Gould apart
ment when Mrs. Gould started
Operation Exit. She shoved open
the kitchen door. In the hallway
she encountered resistance.
What happened next wasn’t
made clear by the papers. One
said two of the workers were
slightly injured and a third was
taken to a hospital.
There was agreement on one
thing though: Very shortly, Mrs.
Gould walked out the front en
trance of the apartment houge.
And Mr. Gould? Well, he finally
got out, too. Communist author
ities broke up the rhubarb at the
apartment because they feared
violence. He and the workers
went to his office downtown.
They’re still arguing there. ^
Czechs Restrict
Diplomats' Trips
Into Slovakia
Reject Protest Over
Detention of Papal
Official in Prague
By tht Associated Pr«s»
PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia, July
2.—Foreign diplomats have been
warned by the government not to
make any unannounced trips into
Slovakia, scene of bloody rioting
between Roman Catholics and
Communist officials.
The Foreign Ministry said it!
would be a ‘'demonstrative” act
against the Czech government
“and gross interference with in
ternal affairs of Czechoslovakia”;
for foreign diplomats to travel;
into Slovakia without prior no-'
i
tice.
This new ban—against Western
diplomats at least—was disclosed
in the Foreign Ministry’s rejection
of a diplomatic protest against [
police detention of Msgr. Gennaro'
Verolino, charge d'affaires of the
papal nunciature in Prague.
Recent Clashes Reported.
The announcement said ‘ pres
ent circumstances” in the strong
pro-Catholic Eastern province
made the restricting necessary.
Informed church and diplomatic
! sources said last night that at
least two Communist policemen
were beaten to death and an un
determined number of persons in
jured during recent clashes in
Slovakia between Catholics and
government adherents,
i Meanwhile, the Communist gov
j ernment moved to take over the
big national religious holidays
, which start today and extend
j through Tuesday.
They will be marked by Cath
olic pilgrimages and celebrations
; honoring the missionaries. Sts.
Cyril and Methodius, and the
monk, St. Prokop.
Only July 4 the nation also
marks the burning at the stake of
the religious reformer. John Huss,
in 1415. This holiday has been
moved up from July 6 to make a
compace week end and save a
working day for the ‘‘people's
democracy.”
Will Hear Priest** Address.
Thousands of Communist ad
herents will be making the pil
grimage to Stranznice, Moravia,
today and tomorrow. There they
I will hear an address by the Rev.!
I Josef Plojhar, a priest who is
health minister in the Communist
government.
Tomorrow at St. Prokop the
! government will offer another pro
gram at which the Communist
j education minister. Prof. Zdenek
Nejedly, will be the main speaker.!
Nejedly’s ministry has been
closing down Catholic monasteries,!
suppressing the religious press and
otherwise enforcing restrictions
on the church.
Prague informants said Red
headquarters had passed out
money to pay the fares of their
j adherents to the pilgrimage spots.
The Idea apparently was to
make a good showing for the
! Communist - sponsored Catholic
| Action movement which advocates
! church-state peace on government
terms and disavows the hierarchy
led by Archbishop Josef Beran.
Precedent Believed Set.
Msgr. Verolino's case is believed
to have set a precedent restricting
travel of foreign envoys here.
Heretofore, there have been pa
trols on roads between Slovakia
! and Bohemia-Moravia, but usually
cars With diplomatic or foreign
license plates were waved through.
The government claimed Msgr.
(See CZECH, Page A-8.)
British Reds Will March
OnU.S. Embassy Tomorrow
By the Associated Press
LONDON, July 2.—British Com
■munists plan to march on1 the
American Embassy tomorrow to
protest “attacks on civil liberties
I of the people of the United
States.” .
A Hyde Park rally earlier and
the march to the Embassy—which
is closed on Sunday—will be “for
British independence from Unit
ed States interference with our
trade, our liberty and our lives,”
the Communist Daily Worker said
in a six-column advertisement
calling for demonstrators to join
the march.
Phil Piratin. Communist mem
ber of Parliament, will address the
rally against “warmongers’ plans
to use British lads as American
cannon fodder,” thie announce
ment said.
At the Embassy Piratin Intends
to leave a message for American
Ambassador Lewis Douglas pro
testing “interference” with civil
liberties in the United 8tates.
Assassin Gets 13 Years
ROME, July 2 (JP).—A Rome
court today sentenced a Sicilian
student to 13 years and eight
months’ imprisonment for the at
tempted assassination of Palmiro
Togliatti, Italian Communist lead
er. The student, Antonio Pallante,
25, also received a two months’
sentence for carrying a pistol
without permission. /
3tjust another^
RED HERRING,/
Georgi Dimitrov, Red Premier
Of Bulgaria, Dies in Russia
Reichstag Fire Figure
Was Communists' Top
Leader Outside Soviet
By the Associated Press
LONDON, July 2.—Georgi Mik
hailovich Dimitrov, Premier of
Bulgaria and one of the foremost
leaders in world Communism, died
today, Moscow radio announced.
He was 67.
He had been a lifelong revolu
tionary, an exile, trusted agent of
Soviet Prime Minister Joseph
Stalin, a principal defendant in
the German Reichstag fire trial in
1933, and probably the most im
portant Communist outside Russia.
The announcement distributed
by the Soviet monitor here said
death was due to diabetes. Dimi
trov had been under treatment in
Bordikha Sanitarium near Mos
cow for nearly three months.
He was granted leave from the
premiership in April to obtain the
treatment. Vassil Kolarov, Vice
Premier and Foreign Minister, be
GEORG I DIMITROV.
—AP Photo.
\ came acting Premier at that time.
The highest councils in Russia,
the Central Committee of the
Soviet Communist Party and the
I (See DIMITROV~Page A-8.)~
Hoover Plans Imperil
Hospital Facilities for
Veterans, Gray Says
Administrator Urges
Keeping Present Setup
In Letter to Rankin
By the Associated Press
Veterans Administrator Gray
told Congress today that reorgani
zation recommendations of the
Hoover Commission threaten hos
pital facilities of thousands of war
veterans.
Mr. Gray made a strong plea
for retaining the present separate
system of VA medical activities in
a letter to Chairman Rankin of
the House Veterans’ Committee.
It supplemented an earlier re
port in which Mr. Gray criticized
certain Hoover Commission pro
posals as “unsound” and “ill-con
sidered.”
The commission, in its reorgani
zation proposals for VA, charged
overlap and inefficiency in Gov
ernment medical Activities — in
cluding VA activities—and pro
posed their consolidation into a
United medical administration.
Cites “Historic Policy.”
Mr. Gray said today this recom
mendation “runs counter to the
historic policy of our Government
to treat its veterans as a class,
deserving of special consideration,
through one agency charged with
the responsibility • * • of ad
ministering all the various benefit
programs.”
“It would open the doors of
hospitals established by the Gov
ernment for ,the care, treatment
and rehabilitation of our disabled
veterans to additional categories,
principally armed forces person
(See VA, Page A-8.)
France Will Dedicate
2 Patton Monuments
By five Associated Press
PARIS, July 2.—Two monu
ments will be dedicated In Prance
tomorrow to the late Gen. George
S. Patton, Jr., commander of the
United States 3d Army in World
War H.
The American Embassy an
nounced that Lt. George S. Pat
ton IV, son of the wartime com
mander, would attend the cere
mony at St. Symphorlen, on the
outskirts of Paris near Chartres.
Gen. Charles de Gaulle will at
tend another dedication service at
Tilly.
The leader of the victorious 3d
Army died at Heidelberg, Ger
many, December 21,1945, after be
ing injured in a automobile ac
cident. 4
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Prosecution Demands
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Death for Scott as
Trial Nears Close
Premeditation Charged
In Closing Statements
To Jury at Roanoke
By Robert C. Rollings
Star Staff Correspondent
ROANOKE, Va., July 2.—The
State today asked that Lee
(Buddy) Scott, 16, be sent to the
electric chair for the confessed
slaying of his high school class
mate, Dana Marie Weaver, also 16.
In closing statements to an all
male jury, Assistant Common
wealth’s Attorney Beverly Fitz
patrick declared “Lee Scott has
killed one girl • • * this is your
opportunity to take this killer out
of circulation permanently.”
“Let it be said that you did your
duty here today—that you sent
Lee Scott to the electric chair for
| the murder of Dana Marie
| Weaver.”
Premeditation Charged.
The State charged that Scott
j killed Dana Marie after he hit her
with a bottle because he then
realized she would ruin his reputa
tion.
“Gentlemen, there Is your pre
meditation and there is your mur
der in the first degree,” Mr. Fitz
patrick told the jury.
As the husky defendant sat with
his head and eyes lowered, the
prosecutor told the Hustings court
jury that after Lee struck the
SCOTT, Page A-2.)
Sailor Found Slain;
Link to Bloody Car
In Potpmac Sought
Automobile Was Stolen
From Rockville Area,
Where Body Was Found
The body of a young sailor was
found on route 240 a mile and a
half north of Rockville today, a
few hours after police discovered
a blood-stained automobile in the
Potomac River here.
The sailor was identified from a
Navy tag as John J. Little, 18,
stationed in Seattle.
Montgomery County police said
he was killed by blows on the back
of his head.
Dressed in a white uniform, the
body was lying face down, next to
Eli Alper's Tavern and about 50
feet back from the road.
Marks in Gravel Driveway.
Investigators theorized that he
was dragged from a car off the
highway, for there was a trail c*
blood and scruff marks in a gravel
driveway leading from the road.
County Coroner F. J. Broschart
scheduled an autopsy later today
at Gartner's funeral home, in
Gaithersburg.
The body was discovered by Mr.
Alper about three hours after
park police found an abandoned
car in 5 feet of water at the sea
wall between Constitution and
New Hampshire avenues.
Samples of the sailor's blood
were being tested to see if it
matched a large stain in the front
seat of the car.
The rear bumper of the auto
mobile was on the seawall and the
front was embedded in river mud.
Tire tracks led from Rock Creek
parkway in an almost straight line
to the water's edge.
Park police said they notified
the FBI because the car was re
ported stolen from Rockville.
Park Police Pvts. William I.
Hayes and Paul W. Johnson were
cruising in a scout car when they
noticed the rear of the automobile
on the seawall, which has no
railing.
Two Cranes Raise Car.
It took two cranes more than
three hours to raise the car. Po
lice said they found a blood spot
about a foot in diameter in the
center of the front seat and a
woman’s glove under the seat.
The car was reported stolen
from Hazel Oliver Hawkins, 40,
(SeeSLAYING, Page A-2.)
Kirk Calls on Vishinsky
MOSCOW, July 2 (JP).—Ameri
can Ambassador Alan G. Kirk
called on Soviet Foreign Minister
Andrei Y. Vishinsky today. The
formal visit—part of the normal
diplomatic protocol—lasted about
30 minutes.__
New York Guard Officer Slain
In Ranks by Street Hecklers
•y th* Associated Press
NEW YORK. July 2.—A Na
tional Guard warrant officer,
marching with 900 other guards
men to board a train, was knocked
out of ranks and fatally injured
last night by two men described
by police as “civilian hecklers.”
With bands playing, the troops
marched on as the warrant officer,
Alexander J'. Taras, 34, lay dying
on the pavement. The assailants
fled.
Police said several guardsmen
started to give chase, but their
commanding officers—momentar
ily unaware of what had hap
pened—ordered them back into
ranks.
The guardsmen, members of
the 955th Field Artillery Regi
ment, were marching from an
armory along Eighth avenue in
Brooklyn on their way to entrain
for summer training at Pine
Camp, N. Y„ when the attack
occurred. J
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Police said a flurry of heckling
and arguments between street
side spectators and guardsmen
broke out as the troops were
halted at a traffic light.
Mr. Taras, an auditor for the
Manufacturers’ Trust Co. here and
a war veteran, was struck on the
head, and fell to the street with
a fractured skull, police said. He
was wearing a fiber helmet lin
ing at the time, but his steel hel
met was strapped to his haver
sack.
After guard officers learned of
the attack, they assigned one
guardsmen to remain with the in
jured man, who died later at a
hospital.
Several guardsmen who wit
nessed the attack also were de
tained by police for questioning
in an attempt to get a full de
scription of the assailants.
Mr. Taras lived with his wife,
Ruth, 30, and their 3-year-old
daughter, Ruth EUe,^n Brooklyn.
Sub-Par Scores
Slump in Second
Day of Star Open
Henry Williams, Jr.,
Moves Up; Laffoon, .
Alexander Are Off
By Merrell Whittlesey
While the early starters among
first-round leaders in the $15,000
Washington Star Open Golf Tour
nament were slipping from their
sub-par pace, Henry Williams, jr..
of Secane, Pa., a quarter-finalist
in the National PGA champion
ship, was five under par for 11
holes and moving into contention.
Williams, professional at a club
owned by a church, had a 71 for
the first round. He played the
out nine today in 33 strokes, 3
under par, then cut twro shots
from perfect figures on the 10th
when he reached the green with a
drive and a screaming two-iron
shot and dropped a 30-foot putt
for a 3.
Meanwhile, Ky Laffoon, playing
in the same threesome with Wil
liams, was far off his 7 under
par pace of the first day here at
Prince Georges Country Club.
That gave him the second low
score, behind A1 Smith’s 64. Laf
foon played one under par golf
for seven holes, snaring his only
birdie on the easy par 5 fourth.
He sprayed irons on the seventh
and ninth for bogeys, however,
and was out in 1 over par 37.
Laffoon followed with pars on 10
and 11.
Skip Alexander, who was 6
under ]jar for the first six holes of
the opening round, and finished
with 66, was five strokes over his
initial effort at the same point
today. Last year’s winner of the
.National Capital Open birdied the
second and fourth holes but went
over on the third. He parred the
rest of the holes and- was out in
37 while his playing partners.
Chandler Harper and Joe Kirk
'wood, jr„ added 36 and 38. re
spectively to their opening 68s.
Clayton Haefner, runnerup in
the National Open, who was off to
a 70 start here, made his expected
move with 4-under-par golf for
, the first six holes. Virginia Open
Champion Jack Isaacs of Langley
Field birdied the first four holes,
, but went over on 5 and was 3 un
j der at the sixth. The third mem
!ber of the threesome, Lloyd Man
jgrum, failed to recover at this
point and was 1 over for six after
starting with a disappointing 74.
Col. Jimmy Wilson, Air Forces
champion from Army-Navy, was
3 under par for six holes after a
first-round 74. Chick Harbert,
the power boy, was 3 under for
six after opening with 72.
Keiser Is Out in 35.
Herman Keiser, tied for fourth
with a 67 yesterday, w'as 1 under
par, going out with 35.
In yesterday’s play the favorites
were buried somewhere among
38 par breakers. Smith, 33-year
old stubby little North Carolinian,
! was the leader with 64, and Lloyd
!Mangrum was tied for 50th place.
The Weather Bureau stuck by
the promise of a pleasant day
i and again ideal conditions greeted
i the field as play started at 9
o’clock. Play was reversed today,
with the morning players of the
first day drawing later starting
times, and vice versa. Sam Snead
was to start at 12:58, Cary Middle
coff at 1:33 and Smith at 1:47.
Smith's lead was a lone stroke
over Laffoon, wealthy part
Indian from St. Andrews, 111., who
admittedly is not a disciple of the
graceful swing. Laffoon’s 65,
which came as a pleasant surprise
to him, and broke a recent slump,
left him one stroke off the pace.
Mangrum Has 74.
, The par 5s at Prince Georges
Country Club were little more
i than average par 4s yesterday.
j (See GOLF, Page A-11.)
UAW and Ford Agree
To Extend Contract
By the Associated Press
DETROIT, July 2.—Any likeli
jhood of a mid-July Ford strike
thinned out today.
Ford and the CIO United Auto
Workers, at loggerheads over $100
a-month pensions and a wage in
crease, agreed to extend their con
tract on a day-to-day basis.
The pact, covering 106,000 work
ers, expires July 15* The agree
ment provides for its indefinite
continuance beyond that date.
The agreement rollowed the
UAW’s rejection of Ford’s second
proposal of an 18-month wage
freeze, coupled with withdrawal of
the pension and health and wel
fare insurance demands.
“We are sticking to our present
demands,” said Ken Bannon, the
union’s Ford director.
At the same time, the union
went ahead with its strike vote
in Ford plants.
Under the contract extension
terms each party must give five
days’ notice of a desire to void
the agreement.
Chrysler and the union, mean
while, agreed to open negotiations
next Wednesday. Their two-year
contract allows a wage reopening
this year.
Chrysler already has refused to
bargain i on pensions and health
and welfare insurance as “not sub
ject to negotiation.” The union
takes the opposite vlfw.

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