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Dutch Ratify Treaty,
Completing Accord
By Founder Nations
By th* Associated Pros*
THE HAGUE, the Netherlands,
Aug. 4.—Ratification of the North
Atlantic treaty by the Dutch upper
house yesterday brought the 12
nation pact within one step of
becoming formally effective.
The treaty will go into effect
when the instruments of ratifica
tion of the seven founding nations
are deposited in Washington.
The Dutch First Chamber’s
action yesterday compelted the
ratification of the accord by all
the original partners—the United
States, Britain, France, Canada,
Belgium, Luxembourg and Hol
The Dutch upper house ap
proved ratification by 29 votes to
2, the negative ballots being cast
by Communists. The lower house
accepted the pact July 19 by a
67-to-7 vote.
Dutch Foreign Minister D. U.
Stikker said in defending the pact
that because of the circumstances
under which it was born there is
no whole-hearted enthusiasm for
Yet, Dr. Stikker added, this
treaty gives the European coun
tries a strong feeling of security
owing to the fact that the Ameri
can partners have committed
themselves to lend immediate as
sistance in case of an armed at
Dr. Stikker's remark that the
pact is not directed against any
particular state or group of states
brought sharp criticism from Cal
vinist Delegate Hendrik Algra,
who shouted:
“Tell the people that they are
threatened by the deadly danger
of Communism and they will
understand why they must bring
Mother of 6 Drops Charge
Of Beating by Husband
Louis Martin, heavy-set con
struction worker, recently accused
by his wife of beating and threat
ening her, was a free man today,
because his spouse decided against
prosecuting him.
Mrs. Lucille Martin, 30, and the
mother of six children, spent
nearly an hour tearfully testifying
in Municipal Court, less than
three weeks ago, that hey hus
band mistreated her. She testified
he not only beat her with his
hands and threatened to kill her,
but that he drank heavily and
failed to provide for his family.
At the close of the hearing,
Judge Thomas D. Quinn ordered
a mental examination for the 33
year-old defendant. He was re
leased as of sound mind last Mon
day by Gallinger Hospital.
Assistant United States Attor
ney Raymond Baker dropped the
charges against him when Mrs.
Martin told him flatly she would
not press the case.
“If I had known It would be
this much trouble, I wouldn't
have come to court in the first
place,’’ Mr. Baker quoted her as
The Martins live at 3935 C street
B.E. _
30-Day Stay of Execution
Granted 7 in Virginia Attack
■y the Associated Press
RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 4.—
Seven Martinsville Negroes sen
tenced to death for raping a white
woman were granted a 30-day
extension of stays of execution
Gov. Tuck extended until Sep
tember 16 the execution date for
four of the defendants and until
September 23 for the other three.
Martin A. Martin, one of the
attorneys for the accused men,
explained in a letter to the Gov
ernor that the additional time
was needed to prepare all the
records in the case. The extension
will permit the attorney to appeal
to the Virginia Supreme Court,
which meets in Staunton Septem
ber 5.
On July 5 the Governor granted
reprieves to four of the men who
were to be electrocuted July 15,
extending the time until August
12. Reprieves for the other three,
who were scheduled to die July
22, stayed execution until August
The seven were convicted by a
Jury in Martinsville circuit court.
They are Joe Henry Hampton,
Frank Hairston, Jr.; Howard Lee
Hairston, Booker T. Millner,
James Luther Hairston, Francis
Desales Grayson and John Cla
borne Taylor.
Repeal of Excise Taxes Out
Until 1950, Truman Says
President Truman said today
that the question of repealing war
time excise taxes could not be
taken up before the next session
of Congress.
There has been some sentiment
in Congress for repeal with the
argument that the removal of
the levy would spur business, but
Mr. Truman said before anything
of that sort was done a detailed!
study would have to be undertaken
by the two tax-raising commit
tees in Congress—Ways and
Means in the House and Finance
in the Senate.
President Truman recalled that
the statement he made to his news
conference today was in line with
views expressed by congressional
leaders after a White House con
ference Monday.
German Watch Returned
BERLIN, Germany (JP).—A
Dortmund school teacher gave his
gold watch »to a French watch
maker for repair in 1944, when
he was in France with the Ger
man army. Recently, a Berlin
newspaper reported, the French
man returned the property, asking
the teacher to forget about pay
ment and adding the hope that
from now on there would be “only
bright an* happy hours” for its
Hunt Says He Saved Client $400,000
^Continued From First Page.'*
Mr. Johnson since he took office
but when Mr. John soli was still
practicing law in 1947, he wrote
Mr. Hunt a “cordial and friendly
The questions and answers in
volved some of the charges made
in the New York Herald-Tribune
by Paul Grindle, a Massachusetts
businessman, who said he signed
with Mr. Hunt as a client on
the strength of assurance Mr.
Hunt could get him contracts
through influence.
Asked About Vaughan.
In the interview, Mr. Hunt gen
erally denied the boasts Mr.
Grindle reported he made and
told a different version of some
of the transactions in which he
was involved.
He was asked first about Gen.
“I consider Gen. Vaughan one
of my very good friends,” he said.
“I’ve known him for five or six
years. We met in uniform. I think
he is* a very fine person."
After insisting that Gen.
Vaughan had nothing to do with
the White House redecorating con
tract he sought, he was asked:
“Did you ever get Gen. Vaughan
to intercede for any contract?”
A. To the best of my recollec
tion, there never was a single
contract that I went to Gen.
Vaughan about.
Q. Did you ask for Gen.
Vaughan’s help in getting any
favors for anyone?
A. I don’t remember anything
of any importance that I asked
him to do for other people or
for me.
Q. Did you ask Gen. Vaughan to
help Gen. Waitt keep his job?
A. I did not.
Met Johnson Few Times.
Q. Are you a close friend of
Secretary Johnson or did yo^ say
you were?
A. I met Secretary Johnson two
or three times before he became
secretary and I haven’t seen him
since he became secretary. I never
said I was a close friend of his.
Q. Did you tell Mr. Grindle you
were one of four persons present
in Gen. Vaughan’s office last No
vember when Mr. Johnson was
called in and notified he would be
appointed Secretary of Defense?
A. The meeting never occurred
and I never said it occurred.
Q. Did you take some bankers
to see Secretary Johnson? Or did
you tell Mr. Grindle you had?
A. What happened was this. I
told Mr. Grindle that, as far as
my experience in Washington is
concerned, there is no inside track
and no inside influence in obtain
ing contracts. As an example, I
cited to Mr. Grindle that some
very fine bankers had talked to
me a short time previously. They
stated that some people claimed
they had an inside track, through
Secretary Johnson, to a very
large motor contract which, they
claimed had been promised them
if certain financial, management
and other conditions were met.
The bankers wanted to know how
much there was to this claim.
I called Col. Louis Renfrow in
the Secretary’s office. I told him
the quickest way to remove the
problem was to go over and let
them ask for themselves, which
we did. 1
These two senior partners of the
banking house outlined to Col.
Renfrow the information that had
been given to them and stated
to him that Mr. Hunt told them
in his opinion no such promise had
been made. He completely con
firmed Mr. Hunt’s opinion. He
said, “You can depend on what
Col. Hunt told you.” The next
day Col. Renfrow called back and
said he had been in touch with
thte secretary and confirmed in
no uncertain terms that no such
promise had been made.
Mr. Hunt said that in mld-1947,
he happened to run into Mr.
Johnson at the White House. They
had a “friendly chat,” Mr. Hunt
said, in the course of which Mr.
Hunt told Mr. Johnson what he
was doing to assist small business
men. Mr. Hunt said he followed
this up with a letter to Mr. John
son explaining his services in de
Mr. Johnson, then a member of
the Steptoe & Johnspn law firm,
wrote “thanking me for the in
formation and saying he hoped
to make use of it, which I thought
was very cordial and very
friendly.” »
The interview then shifted to
Gen. Feldman, the suspended
quartermaster general. Mr. Hunt
began by describing Gen. Feldman
as ‘ one of the grandest persons
that ever lived.”
No Unauthorised Information.
Q. Did Gen. Feldman ever give
you any unauthorized informa
A. To the best of my knowledge,
Gen. Feldman never directly or
indirectly ever gave me any un
authorized information and I have1
never known any one who adheres
so strictly to the rules for the
benefit of his Government.
Q. What about the procurement
list he is alleged to have gtyen
A. I assume you refer to a paper
covered in a statement by Secre
tary Gray on July 17 when he
suspended Gen. Feldman. He is
quoted as saying Gen. Feldman
furnished to a contractor’s rep
resentative procurement informa
tion under circumstances which
appear irregular. To the best
of my knowledge, no further
charge has been made against
Gen. Feldman. Apparently, Sec
retary Gray was referring to
a mimeographed copy of the
forecast of the Quartermaster
Corps purchase program for the
flscal year ending June 30, 1948.
A copy of such a paper was sent
to me by Gen. Feldman I believe
in July, 1947, after the above men
tioned fiscal year was underway.
It was not classified information.
I am informed it was put in
evidence February 27, 1947, at a
hearing of the Military Expendi
tures Subcommittee of the House
Appropriations Committee and
had been printed as part of the
minutes of that committee. I am
informed therefore that it was
available to the public from June
5, 1947, through the Government
Printing Office, through the
House Appropriations Committee
and through the Library of Con
gress and that these sources were
available to any one who wanted
to look at them. I believe it was
printed in full on June 2, lf>47, in
the Daily News Record, a textile
trade journal.
Q. Why did you ask Oen. Feld
man for the list?
A. He was actually chief of sup
ply. He was the logical person to
have the information.
Q. It has been rumored that
Gen. Feldman said in a letter
with the list to “keep it under
your hat.” Why would he say
that? ^
A. I don’t remember exactly
what was in the letter and I can’t
read Gen. Feldman’s mind. My
opinion would be that he didn’t
have a large supply of these lists
and while they were quite public,
he was trying to restrict them to
the people with a real interest in
them and didn’t want me showing
it around.
Q. Did you ever get any con
tracts for clients with the Quar
termaster Corps?
| A. No, I did not.
Story on DDT Bombs.
In the course of the interview,
DDT bombs were mentioned and
Mr. Hunt was then asked if
friendship with Gen. Feldman
helped him to work out a transac
tion whereby the Army agreed to
repossess the Aerosol bombs. He
told this story:
“These people came to me and
said they had bought from WAA
slightly over 1,000,000 Aerosol
bombs. While they had sold some,
they still had almost 1,000,000 left.
They had paid 40 cents apiece for
them and they told me WAA had
sold another quantity of them for
28 cents. The rug was pulled out
from under them and they still
had $400,000 worth. They wanted
me to see what could be done
about relieving them of the bal
ance of deliveries.
“This is all from memory, you
understand, but I recall we went
to WAA and talked to the peo
ple in charge of that item and
they said if we had another cus
tomer wanting the bombs at the
same price, they might be able
to sell, but they did not be
lieve this was so. They also said
the Army had been repossessing
millions of dollars worth of items
and if the Army needed these,
they might be repossessed by the
“We went to the Quartermas
ter’s office and talked to the chief
of supply—yes, Gen. Feldman—
and I asked if it might be pos
sible that the Army was in the
market for this item. Gen. Feld
man called the people in charge
of that item and they said the
Army was in the market for some
bombs. Gen. Feldman told me
he would talk to WAA about it.
Involved No Shipment.
- “I think it was a wonderful deal
for everybody. The Army could
repossess the bombs at 40 cents
and didn’t need to move them
from where they were when the
price for new bombs was a dollar.
“If the Army hadn’t needed
them, my friendship with Gen.
Feldman wouldn’t have made any
Gen. Feldman, informed of Mr.
Hunt’s statement on the DDT
bombs, said he was unable to
make a statement at this time.
A check of Army and War As
sets records, however, shows the
Quartermaster Corps had made
several previous attempts to get
the bombs back from WAA, but
WAA said the bombs had all
been sold.
These records show that on Au
gust 22, 1946, the Army declared
surplus 3,800,000 Aerosol bombs.
They were located at six ware
houses, but the largest number
were at Richmond, Va.
On December 30,1946, the Army
announced its war reserve policy
to provide for the retention or
withdrawal from surplus of cer
tain supplies to meet increased
military requirements based on
anticipated troop strength. This
policy was approved on April 19,
1947, by the Army general staff.
That constituted authority to
withdraw surplus from WAA.
The Quartermaster Corps then
sent several letters to WAA to
withdraw the bombs from WAA,
but that agency said they were
all sold with the exception of some
few at Richmond, according to
these records?
Bombs Available in August. ,
In August, 1947, the records
show War Assets notified the Army
that 850,000 bombs were now
available at Richmond because of
the default of a purchaser. These
were the bombs Mr. Hunt’s client
had purchased and didn’t want.
Mr. Hunt said the transaction
was rushed through because his
clients told him they only had
48 hours before they would have
had to pay what they owed on the
Mr. Hunt also described the
process of getting the Lido Beach
Hotel back in its owner’s hands.
He said he worked for three years
on it. The hotel was taken over
by the Navy, which had leased
it to the United Nations. The
problem was to get the United
Nations out, get the Navy to de
clare it surplus and make sure
that WAA classified it on the
priority list where the owner would
get the first chance to repurchase
it after rejection by possible Gov
ernment purchasers.
“Did your friendship with any
public officials make it easier to
negotiate this deal?” he was asked.
“No," he replied.
It has been reported that Mr.
Hunt had something to do with
getting a permit for construction
at Tanforan Race Track at Bruno,
Calif., while the Office of the
Housing Expeditor still had limi
tations on construction because
of building materials scarcity.
Not Involved.
“I was not Involved with Tan
foran in the slightest way,” he
said. “I was chatting with Gen.
Vaughan in his office and he
made a comment that some
friends of his had complained to
him the day before -that they
had gotten the run-around from
some of the people in the office
of the housing expediter when
they went in to inquire about
their rights to build at a track
in California.
"Gen. Vaughan said it bothered
him that fellows I spoke so highly
of at housing had treated his
friends like schoolboys. I told
him I would be at housing in a
day or two and I’d talk to them
about it but I didn’t think they
pushed people around because
they had been so courteous to me.
"When I went down there I
asked a man named Maher about
the thing and he called in two
or three others who had been
present at the other meeting and
they discussed it with me fully
and frankly and went over their
"I told Gen. Vaughan 1
thought his friends had been ac
corded courtesy and proper treat
ment and offered to show him a
memo I had written about it. I
got no fee. 1 just didn’t want
to see any misunderstanding be
tween two officials of the Gov
In the case of the Foxborough
Race Track near Boston, Mr.
Hunt said the track promoters
had been turned down in a reg
ional office when they wanted per
mission to build at the track. He
said he got hold of some people
in the scarce materials branch of
the housing expediter’s office and
went into the problem with them.
He said he didn’t know these peo
ple very well. The track pro
moters got an exemption from
the building restrictions, Mr.
Hunt said, when he pointed out
to the housing office that they
could complete construction with- j
out using any critical materials. ]
Knew Waitt as a Boy.
The questioning shifted to Gen.'
Waitt, who was suspended on evi-j
dence indicating, according to
Secretary Gray, that he “improp- j
erly furnished personnel data to |
an individual not in the military'
service who was not entitled to
receive such data.”
Q. How well do you know Gen.
A. We grew up in the same1
small town—Medford, Mass. I
have known him since I was 11
and he was about 16. He was one
of the high school athletes and I
was one of the kid admirers. He
is one of the finest men I ever
met and one of the most consci
Q. Did you ever get any con
tracts for clients in the Chemical
A. No, I did not. But there is
one presently under consideration
between the Chemical Corps and
a very fine research trust in Con
necticut represented by me.
Mr. Hunt was questioned about
a report that he asked a $25,000
fee to bring about rescinding rf
an order setting up facilities for.
Army officers to buy their uni-1
forms from the Army instead of}
from their own tailors. According.
to this report, his would-be clients ‘
went elsewhere because his fee
was too high.
“I don’t recall any discussion
of a $25,000 fee,” Mr. Hunt said.
T think fees were discussed in
Chicago by the lawyer who sent
them to me. I do recall their ask
ing me why couldn’t they gc see
their Congressman. I told them
they could and they said they
thought they would.” •
Met Maragon Several Times.
Mr. Hunt was asked if he knew
John Maragon, the ex-bootblack
from Kansas City whose financial
affairs are interesting the Senate
“Yes, we’ve met briefly several
times but I have had no social,
business or any other contacts
with him.” Mr. Hunt replied with
a perceptible tightening along the |
He said ne nad never represent
ed the Albert Verley Co., manu
facturers of perfume oils by whom
Mr. Maragon used to be employed.
‘‘Maragon called me up about
what he thought I’d said about
him to David Bennett (president
of the perfume company)” Mr.
Hunt recalled. ‘‘The conversation
was quite short, because I hung
up on him.”
During the interview, which
lasted nearly four hours, Mr. Hunt
told something of his own his
tory and how he got to be a man
agement counselor.
The 50-year-old veteran said he
served as an Army enlisted man
from 1916 to 1919. Then he went
into the textile business, where
he remained until 1942 when he
went back 4n the Army as an of
ficer. He said he had to fight to
get in because of his heart con
At the time he sold out his cur
tain manufacturing business in
Chicago to go into the Army, he
said he was worth more than
During the war, he was a liaison
officer between Congress and the
Quartermaster Corps. As such, he
had to deal with the inquiries
forwarded to him from mem
bers of Congress. His duties also
took him to the White House.
Opened Office in 1946.
The two fundamentals that
prompted him to go into busi
ness as a management counselor,
he said, were his prewar experi
ences as the executive officer of
a number of plants and his war
time experiences as a liaison of
“I decided to open an office
here and continue similar work,
which would be assisting small
businessmen and directing people
to where they could find the prop
er information and assisting with
any problem they had when they
came to Washington,” he said.
His business is incorporated as
J. V.,Hunt, Co., Inc., with all its
stock held by his family—his wife
and 23-year-old son, J. V. Hunt,
jr. He estimated that since he
opened his office on July 1, 1946,
the business has grossed between
$150,000 and $200,000.
“And in all that time and with
all this talk about five percenters,”
he added, “I ’have never been paid
a 5 per cent commission on any
contract. I have never collected
on any contract involving a con
tingent fee based on any sale to
the Government.”
One of the key documents in
the possession of the Senate in
vestigators is Mr. Hunt’s diary.
He- described it as “a little book
that site on the receptionist’s
These matches say “Swiped
from Harry S. Truman ” They
were actually “swiped” from
'James V. Hunt by a reporter.
—Star Staff Photo.
Five-Percenters *
(Continued From First Page.i
President by Mr. Hunt. The first
lot, he said, was sent on a com
plimentary basis add Mr. Hunt
wrote the company to say the
matches were received in time to
be taken on the President's cam
paign train and “were greatly ap
preciated by the President.”
Low Supplies Replenished.
Later, Mr. White said, either
Maj. Gen. Harry H. Vaughan, the
President’s military aide, or some
one in his office called Mr. Hunt
to say the match supply was run
ning out. This time, Mr. White
said, the match company billed
Mr. Hunt *16 for the matches. Mr.
White said Mr. Hunt saved a box
for himself and the White House.
Hunt to Undergo Operation.
A Senate Expenditures subcom
mittee is due to open its public
hearings on five-percenters next
Monday, but Mr. Hunt is not ex
pected to testify the first week.
He went to the hospital yesterday
to undergo an operation today to
remove a blood clot on his leg. Mr.
White told the committee Mr.
Hunt’s doctor expected he will be
hospitalized at least five or six
First phase of the public hear-!
ings probably will deal with Army
buying, it was indicated today.
Persons familiar with prepara
tions for the hearings said it now
appears the Senate will start with
the events which led to the
suspension of Maj. Gen. Alden H.
Waitt, chief of the Army Chemical
Corps, and Maj.. Gen. Herman
Feldman, the quartermaster gen
Both Due to Testify.
Both are expected to testify. In
suspending them, Secretary of the
Army Gray said the evidence in
dicated they failed to exhibit
judgment expected of persons in
their positions.
On the House -side, Secretary
Gray is scheduled to testify to
morrow at a closed session of an
Armed Services Subcommittee.
Representative Hebert, Demo
crat, of Louisiana, who heads the
subcommittee, said he had been
told Mr. Hunt offered to try to get
Gen. Feldman to rescind a pend
ing Army order dealing with the
manufacture of officers’ uniforms.
Mr. Hebert said Stanley J. Cum
mings, executive secretary of the
National Association of Uniform
Manufacturers, reported Mr. Hunt
asked $25,000 as a fee in the case
and was turned down by the asso
Two Bills Introduced.
In moves to discourage the ac
tivities of “five-percenters,” Sen
ator Ferguson, Republican, of
Michigan, and Senator Mundt,
Republican, of South Dakota, both
introduced bills yesterday to bring
commission men out in the open
and to make it easier for busi
nessmen to get first-hand in
formation about Government con
Senator Ferguson's bill would
require holders of Government
contracts to state in the contracts
whether they paid a commission
for help in getting the order, the
amount paid and who received
the fee.
Senator Mundt's measure would
desk, a daily account of visitors
and phone calls and what they
talked about.”
His secretary, Miss Mildred Ort
meyer, mentioned that the diary
was discontinued in February.
Most available wall space in Mr.
Hunt’s office is covered with auto
graphed pictures of legislators,
cabinet officers and Government
“I had a small collection of pic
tures of people I admired when I
was in Chicago, but I really got
the idea from the offices of Con
gressmen I visited. Their walls
were covered.
“As I became acquainted with
people in Congress and military
life, I would ask them for auto
graphed pictures and they gave
them to me, usually with some
little message of respect and good
He said he got President Tru
man’s autographed picture while
he was still in the Quartermaster
“The pictures were the subject
of conversation for people from
out of town who enjoyed seeing
them,” he added. “Depending on
their politics, they were impressed
or unimpressed.”
Mr. Hunt gave the Impression
of a man whose world exploded
six weeks ago. Repeatedly, he
passed his hand across his fore
head as if to brush away a bad
dream. He let the chilled fruit
juice at his elbow grow warm as
he tried to explain himself.
He also had a word to say for
the men with whom he does busi
ness and for the sales representa
tives here.
“I have met many purchasing
agents in uniform and out in the
Government,” he said, “and I
have never at any time had the
slightest suggestion or hint from
any of these men that an in
side deal could be made.
“And this smear of commission
salesmen, which is the only thing
you can construe five-percenter
to me, as applied to hundreds of
fine sales representatives in Wash
ington is—well, it's lamentable."
equire commission men to regis
er, stating the names of their
clients and fees paid.
Information Offices Planned.
Both measures would set up in
formation offices to make contract
information more accessible.
Senator Hoey, Democrat, of
North Carolina, the subcommittee
chairman, said he also is drafting
a bill intended to curb “five
percenters.” He said the measure
would be ready for introduction
next week.
Senator Robertson, Democrat,
of Virginia, a new member of the
subcommittee, said he favors the
proposed legislation because “this
practice of letting five-percenters
operate is a highly improper way
for the Government to do busi
ness. It is unfair, and where the
fees are large enough, it creates
what might be called a slush fund
to influence people.”
Aga Khan
tContinued From First Page.)
automobile used by the robbers
of the Aga Khan near the scene
of the crime. There was no in
dication, however, that the au
thorities had any clues as to how
the men continued their flight.
The car used by the robbers, a
Citroen, was found hidden in a
field near Glanville. It had a
broken rear window and a false
license number. Among the ob
jects found in it was a subma
chinegun. Police said they did
not yet know who was the owner
of the car.
The Aga and his Begum re
portedly dined in a restaurant in
Cannes last night without any
guards. They were scheduled to i
leave this afternoon by plane for
Deauville to visit the Aga's son,
Aly Khan, and Rita Hayworth.
The bandits cut the rear tires
of the Aga Khan’s car.
“Guns were put upon us,” the
Aga Khan said, “but we were not
fired upon. There were no shots
40 Valuable Pieces Taken.
The Begum told reporters the
stolen jewels included about 40
valuable pieces—bracelets, rings.
necklaces, compacts and powder
boxes in gold or platinum. In
addition to their intrinsic worth J
she said, all had sentimental value
since they were given to her by
the AGA Khan.
She described one piece as con
taining a 25-carat diamond valued
at about $75,000, one bracelet;
valued at about $190,000 and one,
marquise solitaire of 25 carats'
valued at about $75,000. Two
jeweled bracelets valued at $90,-j
000—one with 38 stones, the other j
42—also were taken, along with a
rare clip of emeralds and rubies.
Reich Politicians Hit
Allied 'Interference'
By tha Astociatad Brass
FRANKFURT, Germany, Aug. 4.
—German politicians yesterday
attacked Allied “interference” in
Germany. A right wing German
leader joined his political op
ponent in railing against Allied,
The two, while contesting for
control of Parliameniftn the cam
paign for the new West German
republic’s first election August 14,
also demanded more power for the
German government.
Dr. Kurt Schumacher, head of
the Social Democrat (Socialist)
Party, told 5,000 persons at an
outdoor rally here that “never
have relations between the Allies;
and the Germans been so bad as
“The Allies interfere in every-1
thing,” he cried.
Dr. Konrad Adenauer, chairman
of the right wing Christian Demo-1
crat Party, in a speech at Koblenz
“If Western Europe cannot be
reconstructed without Germany,
then Germany must be given the
right to participate in interna
tional councils.”
Dr. Adenauer said the visit of
the American chiefs of staff,
during which they conferred with
military leaders of othei countries
but with none from Germany,
showed how dependent Germany
is on foreign rulers.
Air Force Discontinues
Rain-Making Projects
By the Associated Press
WILMINGTON, Ohio, Aug. 4 -
Artificial rain-making is of no
practical economic or military
value, an Air Force officer reports
in announcing the discontinuance
of the “cloud physics” and
“thunderstorm” projects.
The projects, which have been
under way for more than a year
at the Clinton County Air Force
Base, will be concluded at the end
of this week, Col. J. Francis
Taylor, chief of the all-weather
flying service at the base, said
He said attempts to make arti
ficial rain “were not sufficiently
successful to be of significance.”
However .the projects have re
sulted In Improved techniques for
safer flying through thunder
storms and compilation of valuable
information in the structure and
action of thunderstorms.
New Britain Island Group
Islands of the Bismarck archi
pelago in the South Pacific were
called the New Britain group be
fore 1884.
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