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Virginia Vote Reaction
Mixed as Byrd Foes
Point to Big Showing
By the Associated Press
RICHMOND. Va., Aug. 4.—With
Virginia’s primary now history and
the dominant Democratic or
ganization’s candidate, John S.
Battle, virtually assured of being
the next Governor, speculation
turned today on these points:
1. What did the outcome mean
In terms of the organization's
strength?
2. What chances can be ex
pected in the General Assembly
leadership as a result of Mr.
Battle's expected resignation from
the Senate and the defeat of
Speaker G. Alvin Massenburg of
the House of Delegates?
3. Where were the Republicans
in their first State-wide primary?
Delegate E. Blackburn Moore of
Berryville was discussed as a
most likely successor to Speaker
Massenburg. Mr. Battle’s seat in
the Senate may be sought by Dele
gate E! O. McCue, jr„ of Charlot
tesville, who indicated some
months ago he might go after the
position, although he has made no
public declaration.
“Handwriting on wan.
Post-mortems on the election
results showed mixed views. Some
saw the organization headed by
Senator Byrd as having received
convincing evidence of public ap
proval and therefore added
strength.
The anti-organization viewpoint
was that the anti-organization
candidate polled the largest vote
ever by those opposed to the “Byrd
machine,” and that the organiza
tion had seen “the handwriting on
the wall.”
As for the small Republican
vote, many believed that Repub
licans marked Democratic ballots,
as a prominent Virginia Repub
lican had advocated.
Republican Campaign Manager
Tyrrell Krum of Vienna intimated
as much when he said one of the
things that made the Republican
vote low was the issuance of con
fusing opinions on the electoral
law by Democrat Attorney General
J. Lindsay Almond.
GOP Primary Held Success.
Mr. Krum, however, termed the
first GOP primary a success. He
pointed also to the single contest
in the Republican ranks, that for
lieutenant-governor, as contribut
ing to the indifference on the part
of the Republican voter.
Early today returns from 1,719
of the State’s 1,768 precincts gave
these totals for the four Dem
ocratic candidates for Governor:
Battle, 133,240; Miller, 110,032;
Horace H. Edwards, 47,030, and
Remmie L. Arnold, 21,800.
At this counting the total vote
was past 312,000, a new primary
record. The previous high, 224,
000, was set in the 1946 senatorial
primary when Senator Byrd de
feated the antiorganization can
didate, Martin Hutchinson, 141,
000 to 81,000.
The only Republican contest,
that of lieutenant governor, with
860 of the State’s 1,768 precincts
reporting, showed Thomas E. Mc
Guire of Petersburg to be leading
Berkeley Williams of Richmond,
1,965 to 1,875. Republican strength
in Virginia is reputed to be up
wards of 100,000 voters.
British Shopkeepers
Revolt on Price Cuts
■y th« Aisociattd Pr«»
LONDON, Aug. 4.—A quarter of
a million British shopkeepers,
galled by 10 years of government
controls, threatened outright re
bellion today against an order to
cut prices.
They are members of the Na
tional Chamber of Trade.
The merchants objected to a
directive issued last week by Har
old Wilson, president of the Board
of Trade, for retailers to slash
prices of utility clothing, footwear
and household textiles 5 per cent.
The order is effective next
month.
An association of clothing deal
ers said its members will go to
Jail rather than conform.
The National Shoe Retailers’
Council announced it had in
formed Mr. Wilson it would advise
its members to continue to charge
present prices. The courmil de
clared in a statement it Is pre
pared to face court action rather
than give way.
The Management Council of the
National Association of Outfitters
also issued a statement warning of
a proespective revolt.
A. P. Hopkinson, general secre
tary of the Outfitters’ Association,
explained the shopkeepers do not
object to price cuts as such, but
want the profit margins of manu
facturers and wholesalers reduced
so that the whole slash does not
come out of the shopkeepers’
profits.
18 Die in Bus Wreck
MARRAKECH, Morroco, Aug. 4
UP).—A bus plunged into a ravine
on the road from Marrakech to
Taroudant yesterday, killing 18
passengers and injuring 25. The
cause of the accident was un
known.
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Noisy Church Revival Services
Bring Protests in Two Areas
Uneasy peace today prevailed in
two neighborhoods in Southwest
and Northwest Washington, whose
citizens stormed into Municipal
Court yesterday with complaints
of over-exuberant church services
near their homes.
More than 40 residents awaited
their turn to lay their plight be
fore Assistant Corporation Coun
sels Clark King and Joseph Low
ther in separate hearings.
They pleaded with the officials
to do something about toning
down the revival-type religious
services conducted by three con
gregations, the Pentecostal Glori
ous Church of God and the Holy
Church of Christ, both of which
alternate by use of a building at
351 N street S.W., and the Holy
Church on the Rock, 413 Fourth
street N.W.
Held in Private Homes.
All three churches hold forth in
first-floor rooms of private homes
at those addresses.
Late into the night, the resi
dents charged, they have been
“tormented” by loud sounds of
singing, stamping feet, clapping
hands, yelling, tambourines and
drums. The sounds, heard over a
two-block radius arose from daily
and nightly services conducted in
churches by congregations aver
aging from 20 to 30 in number.
Said one complainant, Francis
Simmons, of 417 Fourth street
N.W.: “We just can’t stand those
screams, all that knockdown drag
out w'hooping and hollering.”
“Six days a week, sometimes
from noon to midnight, w'e get
that noise,” declared another
neighbor in the hearing, E. E.
Cassidy, who, lives next door to
the Church on the Rock. ‘ This
place is like a madhouse. They
yelp like a pack of foxhounds hot
on the trail,” he added.
Mrs. Carrie Bailey, colored, a
widow who is pastor of the N street
church, admitted to the prose
cutors that “We do get happy with
the spirits sometimes.”
Neighbors of the two Southwest
churches complained they were
losing sleep because of the day
and night-time services. Two
presented physicians’ statements
showing they were suffering ner
vous disorders.
“Carried Away With Flocks.”
The pastors, “Bishop” Russell
Smith of the Church of Christ and
the Rev. Sidney Morgan of the
Pentecostal Church, both colored,
admitted that “sometimes rev
erends just let themselves get
carried away with their flocks.”
Prosecutor King warned the two
Southwest pastors that they could
be prosecuted under a statute for
bidding “loud and unnecessary
noises” in a private building.
“But I don t want to interfere
with any one's religious rights any
more than I want to see a lot of
home owners suffering from un
due noises,” Mr. King asserted.
“I advise you and your flocks
against overexuberance,” he told
the pastors. “At the same time,”
he added, “I want you neighbors
to be reasonable, too. Just as
the congregations need not use
drums and tambourines or sing
too loudly, you people need not
complain to police over noise that
isn’t excessive.”
!Park Land Purchases
In 2 Nearby Counties
Backed by Planners
Federal planners disclosed today
they had tentatively approved the
Maryland plan of allocating $657,
000 of Capper-Cramton Act funds
about equally between Prince
Georges and Montgomery Coun
ties for the acquisition of park
lands in half a dozen or more
stream valleys.
Approval came after Thomas S.
Settle, secretary of the National
Capital Park and Planning Com
mission, had outlined the terms of
an agreement with the Maryland
National Capital Park and Plan
ning Commission under which
Federal park lands may be ex
panded for such purposes. The
program involves an elaborate ex
tension of the park system in the
Metropolitan Area, following some
of the best known streams in the
two counties.
Further study of the program
will be made at the September
meeting of the Federal planning
group, now in the second day of its
monthly meeting.
New Tunnel Proposed.
The prospect of another contro
versy over tunneling under Wash
ington streets arose yesterday
afternoon when the planners stud
ied various proposals for improv
ing the M street approaches to
Key Bridge. No action was taken,
but one plan involved a suggestion
to tunnel under Prospect avenue
between Thirty-fourth and Thirty
fifth streets N.W. That would fa
cilitate the flow of traffic to and
from the bridge, officials said, but
it would be very costly.
Other proposals involved the
erection of a high flagpole in an
"elaborate setting" and the build
ing of a reproduction of the Fran
cis Scott Key mansion as a tribute
to the author of "The Star Span
gled Banner."
Because all these proposals em
anated from Brig. Gen. Gordon
Young, District Engineer Commis
sioner, they will be discussed with
him personally, after he returns
to the city.
The planners were sympathetic
toward the Wadsworth bill to pre
serve historic residences and sec
tions of old Georgetown, but they
withheld full support at this time.
The members will confer on the
matter with the Fine Arts Com
mission.
Might Not Fix Year.
It was felt that the movement
to preserve historic landmarks
dating before 1850 ik a step in
the right direction, but the fixing
of a specific year, it was believed,
might well be avoided.
Representative Jenkins, Repub
lican, of Ohio, who still wants an
avenue in the Capital City named
after his State, will confer with
the planners late today. It was
believed the commission won't be
able to help him much
A report by John Nolen, director
of planning, disclosed that $560,
000 was spent for land acquisi
tions during the past year, mostly
for the development of a score or
more of playgrounds and recrea
tional centers. These are mainly
long-time projects, and the num
ber of additional land purchases
showed “substantial progress,”
compared with the lean war years.
Roaring River, Missouri, is fed
by a spring flow of 20,000,000 gal
lons daily.
Lane Promises Study •
Of Alternate Bridge Route
By th« Associated Pres*
BALTIMORE, Aug. 4. — Gov.
Lane promised protesting Severn
and Magothy River residents yes
terday that no action would be
taken on the proposed Severn
River bridge until an alternate
route was thoroughly studied.
The Governor made the state
ment at a meeting in his office
here. About 25 citizens of the
area attended, representing the
Magothy River Association, the
Severn River Association, Ferry
Farms, the St. Margaret’s Associa
tion and other organizations and
individuals.
The delegation offered a plan
which would utilize the present
approaches to the now-existing
span. The northern end of their
proposed bridge would be at or
near the northern end of the pres
ent span, but the bridge would
swing at an angle through West
Annapolis.
The citizens argued their plan
would be cheaper, would displace
fewer people, and would preserve
“the most beautiful approach to
the most beautiful river’’ In the
country.
Sleftinius Rapidan Esiale
For Sale af $170,000
By th« Associated Pres*
CULPEPER, Va., Aug. 4.—The
Rapidan home of former Secre
tary of State Edward R. Stet
tinius. jr., has been advertised
for sale for $170,000.
The Stettinius estate is known
as “The Horseshoe” and consists
of 570 acres located in Culpeper
County. The house was con
structed in 1857.
It was not announced where
Mr. Stettinius would make his fu
ture home.
Numbers Racket Paid
Ex-Banker Fortune,
Prosecutors Charge
By *h« Associated Press
NEW YORK, Aug. 4.—Dennison
Duble got thousands of dollars
from a crooked $50,000,000-a-year
numbers racket ring—and not just
the few hundred he reported at
first—a district attorney's spokes
man said last night.
The spokesman gave no official
estimate of the total, but said the"
ring paid Duble amounts “nearer
five figures than $500.”
Duble, 59, resigned as secretary
of the Cincinnati Clearing House
Association recently after alleged
members of the ring were rounded
up in New York and New Jersey.
Totals Were Manipulated.
District Attorney Frank S.
Hogan has said Duble admitted
manipulating the daily published
totals of the association's bank
clearings in a scheme to cut down
the ring's payoffs. The figures
were a factor in determining the
winning numbers in the lottery.
Duble, who is under question
ing, is charged with conspiring to
contrive a lottery and with other
lottery law violations.
In addition to Duble, 16 other
persons have been arrested as al
leged members of the ring or as
material witnesses.
Bail Cuts Refused.
Two of them, both New York
ers, were refused bail cuts yester
day after Assistant District At
torney Alfred J. Scotti told a
judge:
“There is no question in my
mind that this ring has made
enormous profits and that these
profits are available to these men
to make them unavailable for
trial.”
Bail for Emilio Stollo was kept
at $50,000 and for Jack Feldman
at $25,000.
Father and Friend Held
On Kidnap Charge
By th» Auociattd Pr*«
NEW YORK, Aug. 4.—Raymond
Malvlto, 27, and a friend Jack
McGraulin, 25, were held here
today on charges of kidnaping
Malvito’s daughter from the
child’s foster parents near Mor
gantown, W. Va.
They were to be arraigned to
day on a fugitive warrant accus
ing them of taking Malvito’s
three-year-old daughter, Garnet,
from the home of Joseph and
Gladys Bchrone.
A court battle ended last April
in an award of custody over the
child to the Schrones. Malvito,
a veteran, contended that while
he was in the Army an arrange
ment had been made without his
knowledge for the Schrones to
care for his child while Mrs. Mal
vito was awaiting the birth of
another child.
UMW to Pay 2 Who Lost
Jobs in Fighting Union
Ey tht Associated Press
John L. Lewis’ United Mine
Workers today were ordered to
pay $500 to each of two miners
who lost their jobs in a Tennessee
mine for fighting the union.
The National Labor Relations
Board ordered the union to pay
$500 each to Robert H. McEvoy
and Lewis T. Madron. They were
discharged from the Valley Creek
(Tenn.) mine of the H. E. Folk
Mining Co., on August 17. 1948,
after UMW Local 9072 ousted
them.
Details of the case did not reach
the NLRB because,of stipulation
between the union and the two
employes in which the UMW
agreed to make the cash settle
ment.
Ingrid Bergman Falls
Down Volcano's Side
By th* Associated Press
HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 4.—Ingrid
Bergman suffered cuts and bruises
on her left arm and leg in a 30
foot plunge down the side of a vol
cano on the island of Btromboli,
Jtaly, her studio said yesterday.
The studio said the accident
occurred Saturday and was re
ported by Art Cohen, a writer on
the picture Miss Bergman is mak
ing there.
After being bandaged and
treated with penicillin, the studio
said, Miss Bergman went on
working.
Argentina Will Name
New Ship for Mrs. Peron
By th* Associated Press
LONDON. Aug. 4.—Argentine
Embassy Sources said today the
second passenger liner built in*
Britain for the Argentine mer
chant fleet will be named after
Mrs. Eva Peron, wife of the
President.
The 14,500-ton vessel, a sister
ship of the Presidente Peron, will
be launched August 25 at Barrow
in-Furness. Before the end of
the year a third similar liner will
be launched by the builders,
Vickers Armstrong. Her tentative
name is 17 de Octubre, after the
day in 1945 when Gen. Peron re
turned to power.
The Presidente Peron sailed last
month from Southampton on her
maiden voyage to Buenos Aires.
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