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S1.30 and S1.40 per Month _ -— — 93 Degrees Due; 250,000 to See Display Tonight Fireworks to Climax July 4 Celebration on Monument Grounds Like hundreds of cities and hamlets over the land, Washing ton celebrated the Nation's birth today in the traditional manner with bands, oratory and fireworks. As befits the Nation's Capital, commemoration of the 173d In dependence Day was built on a grander scale here than else where. with the climax expected to attract 250,000 persons to the Washington Monument Grounds tonight. They will see a brilliant fire works spectacle, annual high light of July 4 celebrations here and the concluding touch to a program featuring Gen. Jacob L. Devers as speaker. Concerts by the Navy Holiday Death Toll Goes to 397, With 191 Due to Traffic By thw Associated Press With millions of automo biles expected to clog high ways today in a mass home ward shift from the holiday week end, the Nation already had an accidental death toll of 397. Traffic accidents had run up a death toll of L91, drown ings totaled 130, and other miscellaneous accidents caused 76 fatalities since 6 p.m., Friday. A tgtal of 290 traffic deaths over the week end has been predicted by the National Safety Council. Deaths from all accidental causes over the three-day July 4 week end last year totaled 500. and Marine Bands will open the show at 7:30 p.m. Unmindful of a broiling sun, many thousands made it a typi cal Fourth by picknicking, parad ing, competing in athletic events, or swimming and boating. Temperature May Be 94. The Weather Bureau's assess ment—quite warm—seemed an underestimate. The mercury waS headed for a top reading of 93 or 94 degree. The summer's high mark of 96 was registered June 26. Yesterday’s high was 91. Tomorrow will be about the same kind of a day. No rain is in sight on the local weather map. Thus the weather outlook "held nothing good for the thousands of area residents who still will be streaming back to the city tonight and picking up the work-day rou tine after a three-day respite. Washington's 90-degree weather was mild compared to some other points, such as Pierre, S. Dak., where it was 110; Yuma, Ariz., which had 109, and Chicago, which sizzled in 102.4 degrees heat. Heat General Over Nation. The heat wave was general throughout the Nation, and the forecasters gave little hope of re lief anywhere before late tomor row. The coolest spot recorded by the bureau yesterday was a 72 at Minot, N. Dak. Whereas most celebrations were content with one band, an orator and a few flags, the Monument Grounds observation was meas ured to grander proportions. After the two service bands play, there will be a massing of colors by more than 100 national organizations while the District National Air Guard, the 121st Fighter Group, paints air patterns overhead. After the raising of the flag, the Invocation will be given by the (See FOURTH, Page A-3T Much of Europe Hit By Drought and Heat By ths Associated Pres* LONDON, July 4.—Millions of Europeans are suffering from the same sort of hot, rainless weather afflicting large portions of the United States. One-third of Lisbon's 700,000 people were estimated to have gone to beaches yesterday to escape temperatures ranging up to 95 degrees. Millions of Britons prayed for rain in churches through the country. Parts of their island have gone 30 days without rain. Basel University’s Meterological Institute reported June was Switzerland’s dryest month since it began keeping records in 1864. Rainfall was about one-quarter of tiie average. Industries in Northern Italy will be cut to 30 per cent of their maximum consumption of elec tricity today because hydroelectric plants are short of water. Britain’s drought has caused Biilk deliveries to drop sharply. Cows in some localities were re ported giving a third less milk •,han usual because of the lack of nourishing grass. Thousands of gallons of milk were souring on farms for want of water tc cool it. Sweden and Denmark, where »old weather had lasted later thar psual, had their first real summei •Sunday of the year yesterday. Britain Reported 608 Million In Hole Since ERP Was Started X ■ — Reserves Now Down To $1,600,000,000, Press Declares By the Associated Pros* LONDON, July 4.—The London press told Britons today their country has gone in the hole $608,000,000, despite 15 months of Marshall Plan aid. The press warned austerity plagued Britons they are up against much harder times bacause I of this. Fewer dollars may mean less gasoline, tobacco, food and raw materials for industry. The newspapers asserted Brit ain's and the sterling area's gold and dollar reserves—a working balance for day-in-day-out trade —have skidded to $1,600,000,000 from $2,208,000,000 when Marshall Plan aid began. While the official figure is still “top secret," a source close to the treasury said the press estimate is "close to the mark.” That estimate shows a sharp drop of $284,000,000 in the past three months. Sir Stafford Cripps, Chancellor of the Exchequer, will tell the House of Commons Wednesday just what Britain's position is. The gold and dollar fund is in (See BRITAIN, Page A-4.»_ Attlee Terms Strikes Red Attempt to Bar Recovery in Britain By the Associated Press MANCHESTER, Eng., July 4 — Prime Minister Clement Attlee blames Communists for a rash of unofficial strikes in Britain. He said yesterday they were trying to disrupt Britain’s recovery. Most critical is a walkout of 8,000 London longshoremen, which has tied up about 80 ships—some carrying food. The strike grew out of the men's refusal to handle | cargo from Canadian ships in volved in a dispute between two Canadian seamen's unions. Mr. Attlee not only castigated British Communists, but lashed out at the Soviet Union and other Eastern European countries run by the Reds. Of Communists in Britain, he said: ; “They care nothing for this country. They do not mind how the people suffer. Spiritually they do not belong here. Their hearts are elsewhere. “Unfortunately that country which the Communists support is, from the point of view of real freedom and democracy and of (See ATTLEE, Po.se A-4.) Red Expansion Halted By Rising Strength of U. S.i Gen. Smith Says Ex-Envoy Cites Increase Of Armed Forces in Talk At Williamsburg Rites By the Associated Press WILLIAMSBURG, Va., July 4. —Communist expansion in Europe has been halted by America’s growing military strength, this nation’s former ambassador to Russia asserted today. ) “By constant reorganization, our armed forces are approaching the semblance of military strength consistent with our world position and commitments,” said Lt. Gen. Walter Bedell Smith, now com manding general of the 1st Army. “New training programs for our traditional reservoir of military strength, the National Guard and organized reserve, are beginning to produce units of trained citizen soldiers,” he said. The former ambassador spoke at ceremonies opening a restored i8th Century powder magazine and guardhouse in this colonial capital of Virginia. Ideas Held Inadequate Weapons. “If reports from the far-flung battlefront, where the cold war of ideas is being waged for men's minds, are encouraging, we must not be so fatuous as to believe that ideas alone are adequate weapons.” Gen. Smith declared. "It is our strength—actual and potential—and the realization that this strength has been grow ing, that has halted, at least temporarily, the tide of Com munist expansionism in Europe— in the face of our determined op position. “We canont relax our vigilance because of a temporary success, nor dare we despair over a temporary frustration. As a na tion, we are prone to indulge in a false sense of security. We must face the fact that we are engaged in a contest of indefinite duration, and that in this contest the prize of peace is to be won only by patience, firmness, resolu tion and above all, by strength.” After World War II, Gen. Smith said, “We did not merely dis ' < See WILLIAMSBURG. A-4.) ~ Red-Led Mob of 4,C33 Defies Jap Police By the Associated Press TOKYO, July 4.—A Communist led mob of 4,000 persons, in cluding 1,700 repatriates from Russia, tonight defied a police order against holding a rally on government property at Kyoto. The crowd lined up against 1,500 policemen. There was no disorder. The repatriates were aboard special trains en route to their homes in the north. They re fused to leave Kyoto until “dem ocratic welcoming groups" were allowed inside the railway station. As a result, all repatriate trains out of Kyoto have been canceled. The trouble began early in the day when 119 repartriates bound for Hokkaido, the big north island, arrived in Kyoto. They were greeted by a Communist-led crowd of 200 who carried Red flags. The Communists broke through a police cordon and led the returned prisoners of war in a rally in front of the station. Police arrested two of the wel coming group and the repartriates refused to continue their journey until they were released. Mean while, more trains brought more repartriates into Kyoto and the crowd swelled. Meanwhile, charges of sedition were lodged against ringleaders of a Communist mob which "seized the police station at Taira, 100 miles northeast of Tokyo, for eight tours last Thursday. Sixteen have been arrested. Warrants have been issued for 36 persons altogether. J U. S. Reporter Ousted As Czechs Complain About Western Press British Newsman Also Withdrawn Following Embassy's Request By tht Aiiociattd Prtst PRAGUE, July 4.—The Com munist government has expelled an American correspondent and caused the withdrawal of a Brit ish reporter from Czechoslovakia. Harold Melahn of the United Press was expelled. His office here said he was ordered to leave! the country a week ago on 48 hours notice after police picked up his residence permit. Asked why he was expelled the Czech Foreign office said: "Mr. Melahn will know. It is for personal reasons.” Leaves for U. S. Zone. Mr. Melahn, son of a Minne apolis clergyman, left by automo bile for the American zone of Germany last night. He served in the Army Signal Corps in the South Pacific during the war and came here originally to study at Charles University under the G I. Bill of Rights. He had been accredited tech nically as correspondent for Brit ish United Press. The British reporter, Godfrey; Lias of the London Times, was “withdrawn” by his newspaper after representations had been! made to the Times by the Czecho slovak embassy in London. He left last night for Vienna. It was understood that Lias, who also was a reporter for the Chris tian Science Monitor and the British weekly, the Economist, hafl been charged with "non journalist activities.” Czechs Hit Western Press, Spokesmen for Czechoslovakia’s Communist government, sensitive to world headlines, began com plaining about “unobjective re porting” in the Western press and "whispering campaigns abroad” concerning this nation’s state church fight. The government seemed espe cially touchy about criticism in the Western world of its treat ment of the Roman Catholic church which the Vatican and the Czech church hierarchy have branded as persecution and plun der. It was quite likely that such criticism, as well as violent resist ance in Slovakia, was partly le sponsible for government spokes men issuing some placating state ments over the week end—state ments like “We don’t intend to imprison Archbishop Josef Bera«” and “We do not intend to torture bishops.” Education Chief Complains One man who made a public complaint about reaction aboard was Minister of Education Zdenek Nejedly who asserted in a .broad cast: “Whereas the whispering prop aganda, domestic and foreign, is featuring a heavy anti-church fight in our country, actually in our churches masses are con ducted without interference or the slightest obstacle.” In the same broadcast Nejedly for the first time officially con firmed that Slovakian Catholics were “maintaining guard over, their priests day and night” to shield them from arrest. He said this was not necessary, however, because the Communists did not intend to “torture the bishops.” No Final Edition Today In observance of the Fourth of July holiday, The Star is eliminating its late editions today. Subscribers to the Night Final editions will re ceive the regular Home edition. Czechs Offering Concessions to Slovak Rebels Peasants Organized To Protect Priests, Prague Now Admits By th# Associated Press PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia, July 4.—Violent defiance from devout Catholic Slovakians apparently has forced Czechoslovakia's Com munist government to change its tactics in the church-state war. While Premier Antonin Zapo tocky urged citizens to maintain “peace and calm," Education Min ister Zdenek Nejedly told listeners in a radio speech the government was ready to “make concessions.” For the first time the govern ment and its controlled-press ad mitted that peasants in Slovakia were organized as “minute men,” armed with clubs and scythes, to guard their priests. Ten Get Prison Terms. The newspaper Pravda, organ ol the Slovak Communist Party, said 10 persons, Including three women, were sentenced to prison for terms ranging up to 10 years for "in surrection” following riots in the town of Levoca. The inhabitants in this farm ing village beat up members of the Communist-controlled local executive council when the latter tried to force the parish priest to appear before it, according to Pravda. Despite the jail sentences, re liable reports from strongly Catholic Slovakia said the peas ants were still prepared to rise any time their priests were threatened. These clashes climaxed the gov ernment's campaign which church leaders said was aimed at state control of the Roman Catholic Church and undermining the authority of Archbishop Josef Beran, primate of Czechoslovakia. Premier Goes to Bratislava. Premier Zapotocky made a trip to Bratislava, Slovakia's capital, to participate in that province's annual three-day religious festi val. This trip was regarded here as an indication of how important the government considered peace in volatile and frequently in dependent Slovakia. It was also considered signifi cant that he was accompanied by four other cabinet ministers— three of them Slovakians. An Associated Press reporter in Bratislava said Communist police lined the streets of the city solidly all the way from the suburbs to the center of town where Zapo tocky spoke. In his speech at Bratislava the premier, while appealing for peace and calm” in the religious conflict, made it clear the government in tended to go ahead with its eco nomic socialization policy. "Forward and not one step back,” he said. Meanwhile, the trade union newspaper, Prace, which usually echoes the Premier’s views, said the government had no intention j of arresting Archbishop Beran. It; said the government would not “make a martyr” of the prelate, who is reported a semicaptive in his police-controlled palace in Prague. Another Priest Disappears. Church circles buzzed about the disappearance of another promi nent churchman, the Rev. Fran tisek Fiala. Formerly a priest at St. James’ Cathedral, he had earlier been one of the chief supporters of the government in the church state strife. His disappearance became pub lic when he failed to show up for a government-sponsored meeting at which he was to have been as signed leadership in the new gov ernment-backed separatist Cath olic Action Society. Churchmen said they suspected Fiala deserted the government campaign and vanished because he was warned in advance that the Vatican would excommunicate any Catholic actively promoting the separatist group. Today a French broadcast beamed to Czechoslovakia report ed Fiala’s disappearance. Some church people here took this as a hint he had escaped to France. Kirk Presents Credentials To Russian President ly *h» Associated frost MOSCOW. July 4—Alan G. Kirk, the new American ambassa dor to-Moscow, presented his cre dentials today and told Soviet President Nikolai Shvemlk he would work toward increasing friendship between the United States and the Soviet Union. “I am encouraged in my task by knowledge of the long friend ship existing between the peoples of the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Re publics,” he said, “and my con stant efforts shall be directed toward increasing this friendship. “Your excellency may be as sured that to the best of my ability I shall interpret faithfully the hopes and aspirations of -the people of the United States and that I shall work unremittingly to better relations existing between our two nations.” /T THOUGHT fjl /THERE WAS Ig 4 A BAN ON IS 1 FIRECRACKER^ fecP$^*j|§ X ^ PAA S#| Arming Europe to Cost 6 or 7 Times Estimate, Pact Critic Predicts Watkins Attacks Figure; Senate to Open Debate On Alliance Tomorrow By th# Associated Prest A critic of the Atlantic Pact, Senator Watkins, Republican, of Utah, predicted today that the related European arms program would cost seven or eight billion dollars the first year. "It will be six or seven times the $1,130,000,000 estimate of ad ditional cash needed now given to Congress and the public,” Senator Watkins told a reporter. Senate debate begins tomorrow on the alliance binding the United States, Canada and 10 Western European nations to resist ag gression together. Chairman Connally of the Sen ate Foreign Relations Committee, who win lead the drive for ratifi cation, has predicted that not more than 10 Senators will op pose it. Only Senate approval is needed, but that takes a two thirds vote. Along with the pact, the Euro pean arms program rates high on the administration's legislative priority list. Secretary of State Acheson has urged speedy action on both. Arms Plan Delayed. But a reported administration decision to delay submitting the arms plan until the Senate has acted on the security treaty has raised doubts that Congress will get around to European rearma ment at all this session. The decision was said to have resulted from a fear that debate on the arms proposal might hurt the chances of the treaty. Senator Watkins, who has been shooting at the pact for weeks, did not question Senator Con nally’s confident forecast that it will'be ratified. But the Utah Senator said there will be plenty of discussion before that happens. “I’m not going to filibuster,” Senator Watkins said. “But I am going to discuss the major issues involved. Each time some new in ternational demand on this coun try comes along we are told ‘This is the last chance for world peace.’ Sometime this will be true.” Cost of Getting Arms Ready. Senator Watkins said the $1, 800,000,000 Treasury deficit for the fiscal year just ended may increase opposition to the pact because of the high cost of re arming Europe. The Senator said first-year esti mates of $1,130,000,000 actually represent only the cost of getting armaments and supplies .ready for shipment overseas. Senator Watkins said, however, that if the pact is approved, the arms program must be okayed, too. Ratification of the treaty with out action to arm our allies, he said, “would be like thumbing our nose at someone without anything to back it up.” Truman Due Back Today After Week-End Cruise ly th# Associated Press President ‘Truman headed home today from a brief holiday cruise on Chesapeake Bay. Mr. Truman spent yesterday studying a survey prepared by his Council of Economic Advisers. The survey will be the basis for the President’s midyear- report to Congress, due in about two weeks, on the Nation’s economic health. The presidential yacht Williams burg sent a message to the White House yesterday that the weather was “ideal.” The yacht anchored last night near Blakiston Island after spending the day in Ches apeake Bay. It is due to return here about 5 p.m. 'Comrade' Vishinsky Now Only 'Mister' In Yugoslav Press By the Associated Press BELGRADE, Yugoslavia, July 4.—The Yugoslav press has stopped calling Soviet Foreign. Minister Andrei Y. Vishinsky "comrade.” They now refer to him as “gospo din,” which means "mister” or "sir.” In the Communist dictionary it's pretty chilly talk. The change came after Rus sia failed to support Yugo slav territorial claims against Austria in the last Big Four meeting at Paris. A mass meeting here yesterday pro tested tha decision and blamed both Russia and the Western powers. George Proposes Cut In 4 Big Money Bills To Avert New Deficit ECA, Military Included; Senator Backs Plan to Force Truman Action By the Associated Press A drastic slash in four money bills — including Marshall Plan and military funds—was proposed' today by Senator George, Demo crat, of Georgia as the only "prac tical” way to keep the Govern ment out of the red. Senator George said he favors a bill ' proposed by Senator Mc Clellan, Democrat, of Arkansas, and backed by 62 Senators, which would order President Truman to cut 5 to 10 per cent off appropria tions made by Congress. But the Georgian, who heads the Senate Finance Committee, said he fears such a measure never will clear Congress ard get the approval of the President. Mr. Truman has poked fun at the legislators for asking him to cut funds instead of doing it them selves 27 Billion Is Involved. | "The only practical way to get any economy and avoid a big deficit this year is for the Senate i to cut the big money bills that still are to come before it,” Sen ator George said. He noted that about $27,000, 000,000 of the budget for the cur rent fiscal year, which is tied up in the Economic Co-operation Administration, armed services, independent offices and Interior Department money bills. Members of the Appropriations Committee have indicated they intend to wield the economy knife on these remaining measures, especially since the Government turned up with a $1,811,000,000 deficit in the year ending last Thursday. congressional Approval seen. ' “If the Appropriations Commit tee cuts these expenditures, I think the Senate will'uphold the committee,” Senator George said. “Furthermore, I believe the neces sity for economy is such that whatever cuts the Senate makes will be sustained in great part by the House.” Senator George said a 5 per cent cut proposed spending “would practically give us a balanced budget” for the year. The Senate-House Committee on Revenue and Taxation, of which Senator George is vice chairman, has estimated that the Government’s revenues in the cur rent year will fall about $2,000, 000,000 below what they were in fiscal 1949. The committee has estimated that if economies aren’t made the Treasury will go another $3,000, 000,000 in the red. Some members of Congress have put the figure higher. For in stance, Senator Byrd, Democrat, of Virginia, who has proved pretty T0od at that sort of thing, pre (See ECONOMY, Page A-4.} i v B. & 0. Officials Press Probe of Wreck Fatal To 2 of Train Crew Diplomat's Diesel Plows Into Stock Cars in Western Maryland An investigation was underway today to determine the cause of the wreck on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroads's main line in Western Maryland that cost the lives of the Diplomat's engineer and firemen. Eighteen persons suffered minor injuries. The fast passenger train, east bound to Baltimore and Washing ton from St. Louis, plowed into the rear of a stalled stock train near Deer Park, Md., yesterday morning. Deer Park is a resort west of Cumberland. Although the passengers were shaken up, doctors at the scene and here said none appeared to be hurt seriously. Eight hundred hogs poured out of the swine-loaded stock cars and j disappeared into the heavily wooded mountain area where i they were still being rounded up by railroad maintenance men many hours after the wreck. irain Not flagged Down. The investigation centered on why the passenger train was not flagged down when cars of the stock train stalled on the main track. Railroad officials said it would be several days before they could determine whether men or mechanical devices were responsi ble for the crash. The dead were E. C. Fromhart, engineer of the Diplomat, and W. L. Hartman, fireman, both of Keyser, W. Va. Dr. E. I. Baumgartner, Garrett County medical examiner, said he treated 18 persons at the scene for cuts and bruises. Most of them had knocked their heads against the seats in front of them or were thrown to the car floors by the impact. The wreck occurred at 7:56 a.m. five miles east of Oakland, Md., on one of the highest points of the B. & O. main line. The stock train, which had been made up at Parkersburg, W. Va., and was en route to Cumberland, was pulling into a siding to allow the Diplomat to pass when an air hose broke, according to railroad officials. When the hose broke, the stock train automatically stopped and crew members were unable to re pair the hose break before the Diplomat reached the scene, of ficials said. They added that crew members were unable to warn the passenger train in time. The passenger train’s diesel en gine and baggage car left the tracks. So did five swine-loaded stock cars and the caboose of the freight train. State police judged the Diplo mat was traveling at about 45 (See TRAIN, Page A-3J Five Die as Ferry Breaks Up BERLIN, Juty 4 (jP). —Five children drowned and 35 were rescued when a ferry broke in two yesterday on Saale-Stau Lake in Thuringia, East German news papers reported today. Major League Games AMERICAN LEAGUE Washington at Phila.— (2), 1:30. . Boston at New York (2). Chicago at St. Louis (2). Cleveland at Detroit (2). ... # NATIONAL LEAGUE At Brooklyn—Morning Game— Philadelphia 000 000 001— 1 7 0 Brooklyn 014 000 20x— 7 10 1 Battorlea—Simmona. Keastaatr (3d). Triakle <5tk). Bicknell (7th) and Lepata; Bee a ad Campanella. Philadelphia at Brooklyn. New York at Boston (2). Pittsburgh at Cincinnati (2). St. Louis at Chicago (2). Today's Home Runs Hodges, Brooklyn (3d), 1 on. Cox, Brooklyn (7th). Jones, Philadelphia (9th). • Early Starters Hot in Star Golf; Leaders Off Lafe Middlecoff, Alexander Have Chance to Catch Snead and Harrison By Merrell Whittlesey • Sam Snead and Dutch Harri son, tied at 202 for the lead in the $15,000 Washington Star Open Golf Tournament going into today's final, both were late start ers. but hoping to duplicate the fast getaway of Joe Kirkwood, jr. The blond movie actor, 15 strokes out of the lead but hoping to share in the prize money, birdied the first four holes and was four under par playing the seventh after regulation 3-4 on the next two holes. Most of the spectators seemed content to huddle under shade trees and find cool vantage points at the Prince Georges Country Club, waiting for Snead and Har rison, until they heard of Kirk wood's beginning. Then several hundred trailed after him. Jack Toomer of Clarksville, Va., way back with 219 for three rounds, hit a hot streak and was four under par with a 32 on the out nine. Host Pro A1 Houghton played the out nine in one under par 35. Other fast starts were Dy Vir ginia Open Champion Jack Isaacs, who was two under par for three holes with a 4-3-3 start, John Bass of Baltimore, two under par for six and Lawson Little, who was 217 for 54 holes and one un der for six holes today. National Open Champion Cary Middlecoff, one of four 67 shooters in yesterday’s third round, was the first of the leaders to arrive today. After breakfast at the club he sauntered to the practice tee, taking it easy, just like everybody else. Just because Harrison, the new Canadian Open champion, was tied for the lead, "Old Dutch’* didn’t see any cause to get all decked out. Dutch sauntered in, said "Hi ya, One Putt.” to every body whose name he could not re call, and slipped out to practice. Besides Middlecoff, with 204, the only other player given much chance to catch Snead and Harrison is last year's National Capital Open winner—Skip Alex ander—who went over par for the first time in 11 rounds at Prince Georges, but who had a good ex cuse. * Alexander Ailing. The ailing Alexander, up all night Saturday with a stomach disorder and doctored up before he left the tee' yesterday, stag gered around in 71 strokes for a 206 total for 54 holes. He has a lot of ground to make up, but he has proven before that nothing is impossible for him over his fa vorite golf course. The pros dressed for comfort, rather than style, today as the Weather Bureau promised a high of 93. Those who usually play bare-headed bought caps or hats as protection from the sun, and salt tablets were in demand. The wives who follow the tournament players carried their multicolored umbrellas. Barring a miracle round by somebody else, Maryland’s Gov. Lane will hand the top money check of $2,600 late'this afternoon to one of the above four. Bob Hamilton, the touring host pro, lost his chance to move into con tention when he went, over par on the last two holes for 69 and 207. Tied with him five strokes back is Chick Harbert whose six iron shot on the 14th hole found the cup for a hole-in-one, and helped him to 67. Harrison Gets Bad Break. The flve-under-par 67 that pulled Harrison into the lead with Slammin’ Sam was a great round of golf, because on the first hole (See GOLF, Page A-4.) Youth Held in Assault On Woman in Rosslyn A Washington woman told Ar lington police she was criminally assaulted early yesterday in a Rosslyn apartment. Police said a county man was being held. The woman is 25 years old and an employe of a Washington drugstore, police said. Held in Arlington jail in lieu of bond, police said, was Charles H. Tapp, 18, of the 1300 block of Lee highway. He was arrested shortly after the woman com plained. Police said the woman gave the following account: She met Tapp as a customer in the store where she works and agreed to go to a movie with him Saturday night. After he met her at her home, they decided to go to Tapp’s apartment to meet his family. When they got to the apart ment, over a store, no one else was there and Tapp raped her. she said. She ran from the apartment, boarded a street car and rode to the end of the line. She appeared in trouble and the street car con ductor asked her what was wrong. When she' told him what bad happened he told her to go to Arlington police. Police said she was examined at Arlington Hospital.