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Walter B. Fry Dies;
Purchasing Officer Af Interior 11 Years Walter B. Fry, 70, retired In terior Department purchasing officer and a veteran of 45 years’ service in the department, died yesterday at Manor anator ium a long ill Fr y, a resident Washington, educated in the public c h o o 1 s here joined the nterior De ss a nger in 1897. He then Mr. Fry. was a member of the department’s Indian Affairs Bureau for more than 30 years and became purchasing officer of the Interior Department in 1931. He held that position until he re tired in 1942. Active in-fraternal and school affairs, he was past president of the McFarland Junior High School Parent-Teacher Associa tion, holding that position in 1938. He was past master of the Ana costia Masonic Lodge No. 21, and past patron of the Electa Chap ter No. 2, Order of the Eastern Star. He also was a member of the Anacostia Chapter No. 12 of Royal Arch Masons and belonged to the Tall Cedars of Lebanon. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Louise Reinhardt Fry; a daughter, Mrs. Helen F. Chiles, Richmond; two sons, Walter B., jr.. Long Beach, Calif., and Carl R. Pry, Minneapolis, a sister, Mrs. Ida L. Crown, and a brother Samuel W. Fry, both of Washington; one grandchild and one great-grand child. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Deal fu neral home, 4812 Georgia avenue N.W. Burial will be in Fort Lin coln Cemetery. Barcelona Bomb Blasts Kill OneMan, Injure 9 Others By *h» Allocated Pr»ss BARCELONA, Spain, July 18.— Two bombs exploded here last night, one of them killing a man and injuring nine other persons In the city’s main square, the Plaza de Cateluna. Two large time bombs were dis covered early this morning in the largest hotel in Barcelona and re moved by artillery officers before any damage was done. The first bomb last night shattered windows near the square. Two of the nine injured were women who were hurt so ? criti cally they were not expected -to live. The second smaller bomb ex ploded several hours later, about three miles from the first. No one was injured. The blast was-4n a* garden near the Pedralbes Palace, the residence of Generalissimo. Francisco Franco when he vis'ted Barcelona last month. There were several bomb blasts during his visit to the city. Memory Expert Offers Clear Brain Formula For a clear brain and retentive memory, drink copiously of goat's milk and vinegar. That is the recipe used by Rob ert Nicholl of Ballymagorry, County Tyronne, Northern Ire land, who is called Ulster’s "walk ing encyclopedia,” specializing in historical dates as memory tests Mr. Nicholl, whose ordinary avocation is that of a farm la borer, is said to remember over 11,000 dates connected with his torical events for the last 200 years. Generals (Continued From First Page.l mation about his charges against Gen. Vaughan, Mr. Shafer de clared, “I think he’s an honest man but I just don’t think he used his head.’ I have always been friendly with him, but I think in all fairness if the other generals are suspended while this investi gation is going on. he should be suspended too.” Mr. Shafer said he had no in formation about Gen.' Vaughan outside of Gen. Vaughan’s own statement. Senator Hoey said he was “after something concrete” and he didn’t consider Gen. Vaughan’s state ment on the “five per centers” as evidence.” “If it should develop that Gen. Vaughan has any information,” said Senator Hoey, "we would in vite him to testify. But I don’t see anything in his statement that would indicate he has.” Senator Hoey explained he was putting off public hearings for two weeks because “we want to run down all leads.” Once the committee starts taking public testimony, he said, it will be dif ficult to get new leads He emphasized that the hearings will not be confined to the commit* tee’s investigation of Generals Waitt and Feldman. The committee, he said, is “going Into the whole system by which people hold themselves out as hav ing influence.” The evidence the committee is working on, he said, concerns receiving favors and goes beyond the activities of “5 per centers” who simply brag about influence. Mr. Gray, in suspending tne two generals, said the Senate group findings indicated Gen. Feldman “furnished to a contractor’s rep resentative procurement informa tion under circumstances which appear irregular.” He said the ev idence on Gen. Waitt indicates he ♦‘improperly furnished personnel data to an individual not in the military service who was not en titled to receive such data.” LEON HENDERSON Tax Liens (Continued From First Page.) had six months from March 15 in which to pay it.” Paid Money, AAA Counsel Says Charles C. Collins. 2538 Forty fourth street N.W., general coun sel for the American Automobile Association, who was named on a tax lien notice for a $9,042.74 de linquency, said “There must be some mistake. I paid the money last week.” Two officials of the National Trucking & Storage Co., of 1435 New York avenue, N.E., were ! listed. David A. Hildebrand, presi dent of the company, had a lien for $4,230.37 filed against him. Ida M. Robertson, listed as an official of the company, was named on a lien for $4,629.58. One Washington resident, listed as a drug store clerk, was named as owing $3,000 in income taxes. He is William D. Commins, of 1928 Vamum street N.E. A cross-section of business and I professional life, the notices i reached a total of 169 to be filed j here in the last two full court j days. A court attache reported | that tax lien notice filings cus tomarily increase during the sum mer months. Eight Lawyers Listed Eight lawyers and two dentists were among professional men against whom notices involving sums greater than $1,000 were posted today. They were Attorneys Francis J. Kelly, 2822 Twenty-eighth street N.W., $1,356.34; Samuel F. Beach, 1836 Twenty-fourth street N.W., $2,583.42; Robert W. Oliver, 4834 Sedgwick street N.W., $1,004.18; Albert E. Brault, 8806 Manchester1 road, Silver Spring. $1,501.86;! John F. Cooney, 1727 Massachu-j setts avenue N.W., $1,506.41: How ard Newmark. 3215 Rowland place N.W.. $2,227.21; Norman L. Mey-j ers, Shoreham Building, $1,645.28; Paul M. Segal, 2750 Brandywine street N.W.. $15,081.86; and Drs. Benjamin Spigel, 6133 Georgia avenue N.W., $1,069.37, and Na than T. Landes, 1339 Kennedy i street N.W., $1,148.39. Others reportedly wing more than *$1,000 on Incomes were: Eugene Davidson, real estate "dealer, of 1333 R street N.W., $11,299.64; Samuel Barmack, offi cial of the Columbia Electrical Supply Co., of 1610 Park road NW„ $2,510.68; A. M. Draisner, real estate dealer, of 1404 L street N.W., $5,021.37; Adele J. Johnson, of 1409 Hamlin street N.W., $1. 297.86; E. T. Hunter, of the Ma terial Progress Corp., Shoreham Building, $2,361.64; Vito Rizzi, a builder, of 20 Mississippi avenue S.E., $1,108.19; Gordon L. Red man of Redman <to Brown Furni ture Co., $4,500. Others in List. Frederico E. Loundmann, of 3645 Warder street N.W., *11, 255.04; William B. Fletcher, 114 R street N.E., *17,427.16; James E. Schwab, sr., real estate dealer and builder, of 3715 Ingomar street N.W.. *1,855.76; Mack Stoller, buildirifc contractor, of 1624 Van Buren street N.W., *2, 785.48; Guy H. Fuller, restau ranteur, of 1509 Rhode Island avenue N.E., *1,004.27; Oliver William James, 1600 A street S.E., *1,902.37. Barney H. Kraft of 1731 South Portal drive N.W., *3,521.35; Jack Tendler. pawnbroker, of 913 D street N.W., *3,500; Nor man N. Becker, decorator, of 7943 Orchid street N.W., *1. 249.45; Joseph E. Wilson, grocery store manager, of 2548 Warder street N.W., *1,201.63; Carl B. Ramsey, service station owner, of 600 C street N.W., *1,478.66; George D. Weitzel, plumbing con tractor, of 1312 Valley place S.E., $2,510.68. Gabriel G. Tauber, of 4000 Car ! thedral avenue N.W., $2,477.98; Ferdinand Kilsheimer, meat mar keter, of 1900 Bladensburg road N.E., $1,221.89; Jules C. Winkel man, head of Erlebacher’s clothing | store, of 4708 Blagden avenue ! N.W., $2,869.76; Jerome S. Murray, of 1311 Allison street N.E., $4, 1596.70; Cecilia Stern, of 3725 Ma comb street N.W., $6,811.26; James Salkeld, real estate salesman, of 3017 Cortland street N.W., $7, 765.96; Isadore Beiser, 825 Juniper street N.W., $2,000. Additional Claims. Charles K. Formant, of 6308 Sixteenth street N.W., $1,197.33; Arthur Sloan, of 735 Seventh street N.W., $1,143.05: Fred Glas ser, used car dealer, of 155 Florida avenue N.E., $2,699.85; Richard R. Hutcheson, speech correction school operator, of 2011 Massa chusetts avenue N.W., $3,072.47; Leopold Selis, 5901 Seventh street N.W., $3,514.96; Morris Artsis, 7000 Eastern avenue N.W., $1,084.61. Jules C. Flood, of 1962 Upshur ADVERTISEMENT, Now Many Wear FALSE TEETH With More Comfort FASTEETH. a pleasant alkaline (non acid i powder, bolds false teeth more firmly. To eat and talk in more com fort Just sprinkle a little FASTEETH on your plates. No gummy, gooey, pasty taste or feeling. Checks “plate odor” (denture breath). Get FASTEETH at any drug store. _ ECZEMA ITCH Get you rfewn? Try RESINOL OINTMENT For long-letting relief Small Greenland Base Seen Strengthening U. S. Arctic Defense ty tke Associated Press New indications of quiet moves by the United States to improve its military look-out in the Far North were disclosed today In official quarters. Among the projects is work on a small naval operating base lo cated in a fiord at Grondal, near the southwest tip of Greenland. This little known installation is used to provide limited repair and general supply service to ships operating in that area, the Navy says. So far as is known, this is one of the most northern of the Navy’s secondary bases in the At lantic and Arctic regions. Some Misunderstanding. (The Associated Press re ported in a dispatch from Copenhagen that the Danish Foreign Ministry denied any knowledge about the base. A Government spokesman said: “I think there must be some misunderstanding.”) Increasing emphasis is being placed on the possibility of air at tack on the United States across the polar regions. Thus both the Navy and Air Force have been in tensifying efforts to maintain pa trol of those regions. The status of American bases in Greenland is obscure. Both the Defense Establishment and State Department have had little to say about the existence of air or naval facilities there. Negotiations between Denmark, which owns Greenland, and the United States have been under way for about two years. They are directed at substituting some new agreement to replace the wartime understandings which enabled the i United States to operate military installations in Greenland. Hesitant on Commitments. Denmark, close to Russia, re portedly has been hesitant about making commitments with the United States for defense bases against possible attack by the Soviets. The United States has had no troops in Greenland or Iceland since soon after the war. During the last three years, most American activity in the area has been confined to weather observations stations and the use of airfields for weather planes or as emergency fields for Air Force or naval aircraft operating in or: across the area. Byrd (Continued From First Page.> proposal, Chairman O'Mahoney of the Joint Commitee said: “I see no reason why members of the council should not testify.” From another Democrat leader. Senator George of Georgia, came another warning on deficit financ ing. He called the idea of spend ing more than is taken in "a dis astrous course.” The Republicans also iaid plans to make President Truman's ap proval of operating the Govern ment in the red a major issue looking toward the 19^> elections. Senator Brewster, Republican, of Maine said “the Republicans are going to fight to cut expenses and keep the budget balanced. “We think,” he added, "a ma jority of the voters believe that is the sensible thing to do.” Republicans have mapped plans for replying to Mr. Truman's economic proposals in a series of radio broadcasts. They would answer the President's radio broadcast of last Wednesday night on the economic situation. street N.W.. $4,829.52; Max Got kin, clothing store owner, of 2800 McKinley street N.W., $2,008.55; E. H. Brinson, jr., furniture store head, of 1737 Fourteenth street N.W., $6,376.06, Other liens presented named Jacob Weinsoff, 6614 Fourth street N.W., $1,685.68; John Berezoski, 3743 Chesapeake street N.W., $1, 258.84; James L. Brown. 4400 Seventeenth street N.W., $4,500; Samuel Passman, 1921 I street N.W., $4,118.86; Bernard ' Kil sheimer, 1900 Bladensburg road N.E., $1,134.49; Minnie B. Reese, 314 V street N.E., $1,201.40; Sylvan M. Robinson, 816 Sev enteenth street N.W., $2,139.78; William E. Adlung, 606 New York avenue N.W., $2,000; Eugene K. Barnes, 2812 Conecticut avenue N.W., $1,116.07; Theodore Taxin, 212 Adams street N.E., $1,004.27; and Howell T. King, 4409 Iowa avenue N.W., $1,371.35. In addition, liens were presented for filing against these firms for witholding taxes and Federal in surance contributions. Whiting Elevators Co., Inc., 1110 Ninth street N.W., $1,434.65; Mack and Sidney Stoller, 1624 Van Buren street N.W., $805.59; De Jon’s Restaurant, 832 Twen tieth street N.W.. $2,086.66; Supe rior Cleaners, 641 K street S.E., $238.93; Union Sign Co.. 233 Seventh street S.W., $295.41; Washington Sand and Gravel Co., 2970 Marlboro road, Banning Postoffice, $392.15; Wills and Kas sow’s Carpet Service, 3710 Georgia avenue N.W., $540.63; Chalmers Co.. Inc., 1101 Vermont avenue N.W., $4,639.41. BISHOP OTTO DIBELIUS, Denounced by Red paper. —AP Wirephoto. Czech (Continued From First Page.) belius a warmonger and an in strument of American aggression. The blast was in answer to a pastoral letter in which Bishop Dibelius asserted the new Com munist people's police resembled the Gestapo, elections were rigged on a Nazi pattern and tens of thousands of citizens had disap peared mysteriously. Bishop Dibelius was sent to* a concentration camp by the Nazis in 1937 Arrest Rumors Denied. Catholic and Protestant Church authorities denied today rumors that the German Communist gov ernment in the Soviet zone has begun mass arrests of clergymen i for anti-Communist activity. The press office of Konrad Car | dinal von Preysing reported only ; one priest had been arrested since the war. It identified him as Father Jansen, of Warnemuende on the Baltic. Lutheran Dean Kurt Scharf t said no Protestant clergyman had been taken into custody since Bishop Dibelius charged in a pas torial letter last month that Soviet zone conditions resembled i Nazism. Dean Scharf estimated about 30 Lutheran ministers had been ar-; rested in the last four years, but not on account of their religious work. He said most of these had been detained temporarily for investi gation of whether they were Nazi party members or officers of the Volksturm. the militia which was conscripted in the last months of the war. , Steel 'Continued From First Page.) of the parties in the dispute to furnish all the records they want. With the eyes of all industry, and unions on them, the three j members will hear argument* for and against a fourth round of postwar wage raises in the steel: industry, and for and against' larger pension and insurance! blans. Arthur Goldberg, general coun sel of the CIO United Steelwork ers of America, has told reporters: ‘‘We are ready to proceed. We believe we have sufficient data at our own disposal respecting the financial situations of the various companies to proceed immedi ately.” Strike Off Until Sept. 14. The union has postponed a strike until September 14 at the President's request. The President averted the strike without using the national emer gency provision of the Taft-Hart ley Act. The largest steel companies ob jected vigorously to the Presi dent's plan because the board will have power to make recommen dations. They pointed out that Taft-Hartley Act boards don't have such power. But the President insisted on his plan. And United States Steel, j Bethlehem and Republic finally yielded Friday and agreed to tes tify before the board, in order to avoid a strike against them at midnight that night. The union had said it would strike any company that didn't agree to testify. Pensions Also in Dispute. The steel union has not for mally demanded a specific wage increase, but has mentioned 20 cents an hour as within the abil ity of the industry to pay. The large companies have replied that any increase in labor costs would be damaging to America's econ omy at this time. Deadlocked, too, are disputes over pensions and group insur ance. The steel union has repeatedly mentioned $150 a month at age 65 as a possible pension figure. It wants a program of life insur ance, hospitalization and surgical benefits, and sick and disability pay, all financed by management. United States Steel, leader of the industry, holds that the exist ing contracts prohibit discussion of pensions this year. It has of fered an insurance program larger than the present one, but financed equally by the workers and the management. The union reject ed it. ADAM A. WESCHLER & SON, Auctioneers-Appraisers ESTATE AND STORAGE SALE at Antique, Modern and New FURNITURE MODERN REFRIGERATORS—RADIOS— LAMPS—MIRRORS—LINEN—JEWELRY By order Fidelity Storage Company: Thomas F. Collins, Executor Estate Catharine B. Davis and Other Consignors. BY AUCTION at WESCHLER'S 90S E ST. N.W. TOMORROW Commencing 9:.10 A.M., Continuing Until Mid-afternoon Victorian sofa, arm and aide chairs, antiaae drop-leaf table, mahecany secre tary. cedar chests, fine Stickler dlninc rreap, chests ef drawers, new twin and doable beds, box and ceil sprlncs. new and sterilised tnnersprins and felt mattresses, china cases, metal and mirrored wardrobes, wardrobe and stepmer tranks, modern General Electric, pas and ice refriseraters; new three part sofas, leanse chairs and sefasi mahecany credences, atillty and kitchen cabinets, china eases, new and need twin and doable beds, sofa beds, bed room creaps, dressers, rant ties; lamp, tier and end tables; mahecany and satinweed knee-hole desks, table and bed linen, small diamonds, cold and cos toom Jewelry, etc. gflKCTION THIS AFTERNOON Extra 108-Million Cut By Senate Is Found In Defense Measure •y th* Associated Press Economy-minded Senators had a pleasant $108,000,000 surprise today. They learned from clerks of the Senate Appropriations Committee that they had slashed military spending for this year by $1,118,000,000 be low the $15,908,000,000 pre viously voted by the House. Senator Thomas, Democrat, of Oklahoma, who led the economy effort, first an nounced the cutback as $1 010,000,000 on a basis of a quick computation by the same clerks. The extra $108,000,000 was discovered over the week end after hours of checking the hundreds of individual Army, Navy and Air Force items voted by the Senate group against identical House items. [ Unification I (Continued From First Page.) . posal "will be more effective civil ian authroity and control over the : military forces, more efficient and economical administration of the Department of Defense and better inter-service relationships.” | He also said it would permit op eration of the department at the lowest possible cost consistent with national security and ex pressed the probability of "very (substantial reductions in expend itures.” The House is scheduled to take j up today legislation reforming the j budgetary procedures in the De ; partment of Defense and the j President took a crack at this declaring that a defect in the measure would vest by statute specific functions relating to fi nancial management in a subor dinate official who would be made an appointee of the President. Hits Lack of Responsibility. "This is a detraction from the responsibility of the Secretary,” Mr. Truman asserted. "It departs both from our present practice and from the principles of depart ment management stated by the Commission on Organization of the executive branch (Hoover Commission) with which I am in agreement. I cannot support budgetary or other control sys tems which fail to confer respon sibility in a clean-cut manner and which present possible obstacles to effective administration." The President pointed out that he had recommended earlier legis lation to reorganize the military establishment, and if these are not going to be made he wants this plan approved. He said that only by legislation could the Department of Defense “be placed in the proper relation i to the military departments of Arjpy, Navy and Air Force.” Urges Stronger Defense Setup. Strongly urging Congress to “strengthen our defense organi zation which is so vital to the se curity of this Nation and the peace of the world,” the President concluded: j i ‘‘Whether the reorganization ' comes about by legislation, which I would prefer, or by reorganiza tion plan. it should deal ade quately with the subject and pro vide for clear lines of responsi bility and authority. This does not mean the creation of one man rule or dictatorship. Our constitutional system is the best | possible safeguard against that eventuality. It does mean, how ever, that we can receive full value from the dollars which go for defense and that the Govern ment's activities in this important area will be more effectively planned and managed.” |Work of Police Private Leads To 11 Raids on Gambling Places Pvt. Wayland H. Fallin of the llt,h precinct is an example of vice i control decentralization in action. Pvt. Fallin has been assigned to ' vice duty in his precinct since last j August and his work has led to 11 raids on illegal drinking and gambling places in the last six months. His duties- will continue un changed, he said, under the recent move to decentralize vise control by fixing responsibility for en forcement on precinct command ers. Since August, 1945, a central vice squad was in charge of en forcement. Pvt. Fallin's latest coup on vice in his precinct came early yester day when, he said, he found 10 persons around a table drinking and playing cads in a house in the 2000 block of Savannah place S.E. Eight of them were charged with disorderly conduct and for- i Cain Backs Atlantic Pact, Silent on Arms Proposal Senator Cain, Republican, of [Washington came out today In! ' favor of the North Atlantic De-1 fence pact, but withheld judg ment on any arms program for Western Europe to be taken up later. The West Coast Republican was jthe first speaker today as the Senate began the final round of debate, with an agreement to vote on all reservations and the treaty itself Thursday afternoon. Like Senator Gillette. Demo crat, of Iowa. Senator Cain saw many weaknesses in the treaty, but reached the conclusion that !the “good in the treaty over shadows the weaknesses.” Majority Leader Lucas an nounced no effort will be made ! to sidetrack the treaty for ap propriation bills between now and Thursday'. Several opponents were ! waiting to speak later today and ! tomorrow. Interest in the debate has lagged since the Senate fixed a definite time to vote. The con fident prediction of its supporters that the treaty will be ratified with not more than 12 or 15 op position votes also has taken much of the fire out of the dis- i cussion. Bittner of Steelworkers Reported Critically III By th* Associated Pr»s» PITTSBURGH, July 18.—Mercy Hospital officials said today Van A. Bittner, 64-year-old interna- j tional vice president of the United Steelworkers, was in “critical con dition.” Mr. Bittner, a colorful figure in the American labor movement, is a close associate of Philip Murray, CIO president. He had been in charge of the CIO's Southern or ganizing drive until stricken 111 several months ago at Atlanta. Ga. After treatment in New York. Mr. Bittner improved, but suffered a relapse July 7 when he was taken to the hospital here. Offi cials said he has a heart ailment. Live Hogs at New High CHICAGO, July 18 (^P>.—Live hogs climbed to a new high since last November when the top price reached $23.50 in today's early trade. On the November date a top price of $23.85 was paid. Last year at this time a peak for the day was reached at $29.75. 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MH2li3lflll,tyM3|lMiMl^K^j|^^K|i^MMj|&fl||^^^: MEN IN WHITE w " STEIN S nAnifryunShapu felted $5 collateral each. | The occupants of the house, Jack and Edna Craven, colored, were to appear In Municipal Court i today on charges of keeping whis key for sale without a license. Craven also was charged with set ting up and keeping a gaming table and was to appear before the United States Commissioner today on that charge. He was re leased under $2,500 bond and she under $500. A week ago, while evidence was being obtained for the search war rant used in yesterday’s raid, Pvt. Fallin rounded up 14 other sus pects. he said. It w£s his work which led to the March raid on the first moonshine still found in the area in 17 years. Pvt. Fallin, who is 35, has been on the force eight years. He is married and has three sons and a. daughter. Central Union Mission Has 75 Camp Openings A free summer camp operated by the Central Union Mission has openings for 75 boys and girls between the ages of 8 to 12 for a two week period beginning July 25. it was announced today. The mission added that chil dren wishing to sign up may come, with their parents, to the registration offices, 624 Indiana avenue N.W. Those who don't sign up for the first period may attend a later session beginning August 8. The camp is located at Brook ville, Md., and offers swimming, playgrounds, handicrafts and a daily vacation Bible school. The camp is in its 26th year. Buddhist Monastery Goes on 48-Hour Week By the Associated Press TOYKO, July 18.—The eight- j hour, six-day week has penetrated the walls of a Buddhist monastery atop 7,000-foot high Mount Schlchimenzan, the newspaper Yomiuri reported today. Until this month, the priests got up at 5 a.m. and worked until 5 p.m. But now, said Yomiuri, they have recognized Japan's labor standards law. Nuns have been given eight days off each month. Lay employes of various Japan ese temples have been organizing 1 unions and improving their hours and working conditions. Priests and nuns have not Joined the movement, however. House Hears Keefe Today On Conduct of Hiss Judge By th# Associated Pres* Representative Keefe, Repub lican, of Wisconsin promised a lone House speech today “on the conduct of Judge Samuel H. Kauf man in the Alger Hiss case.” He said he had ready a 24-pag* discusion "based on information and documents in my possession bearing on the judge's fitness to serve on the bench.” Mr. Keefe made known his plans after conferring with Rep resentatives Nixon of California and Velde of Illinois. These two Republican members of Congress have called for an inquiry of Judge Kaufman's handling of the Hiss case, contending he was biased for the defense. Mr. Hiss, former State Depart ment official, was tried before Judge Kaufman on charges of perjury in denying that he had slipped secret Government papers to Whittaker Chambers, a former Comunist courier. The case ended in a mistrial, with eight jurors for conviction and four for ac quital. Among character witnesses for Mr. Hiss were Supreme Court Justices Frankfurter and Reed. Both of them declined comment yesterday on a week-end statement by Representative Smith, Repub lican, of Wisconsin that the jus tices had set a “degrading spec tacle" by testifying in the trial. Spotsylvania Man Killed In Highway Accident Special Dispatch to The Star FREDERICKSBURG, Va., July 18.—Ashton Akers, 36, of Broken burg, Spotsylvania County, Va„ died in-Mary Washington Hos pital here early yesterday of in juries suffered in an accident seven hours earlier on Route 613, 2 miles east of the Spotsylvania Louisa County line. Virginia State police headquar ters at Culpeper said details of the accident were not available. Improved Party Writing Is Urged by Pravda Ey the Associated Pres* MOSCOW.—Pravda has called on the authors of books and pam phlets about party work to im prove their writing and their style. “It is possible and neces sary," said a leading editorial, “to write about party work in a lively and graphic w'ay. 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