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Partly cloudy, highest around 86 today with a possible shower. Mostly cloudy with lowest about 70 tonight. Tomorrow partly cloudy. (Full report on Page A-2.) Midnight, 73 6 a.m. ..-72 11 a.m. -—79 2 a.m. 73 8 a.m. — 73 Noon-81 j 4 a.m_72 10 a.m. —78 1 p.m. —84 | Guide for Readers Amusements _ B-10 Church News A-7-9 Classified -.A-ll-17 Comics _A-I8-19 Editorial_A-6 Editorial Articles A-7 raif. Lost and Found A-3 Obituary _A-4 Radio _A-19 Real Estate.. B-l-9 Society, Clubs A-ll Sports.A-10-11 An Associoted Press Newspaper 97th Year. No. 220. Phone ST. 5000 S ★★ WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 1949-THIRTY PAGES. City Home Delivery, Daily and Sunday, $1.20 a Month, when o jr ^l?V'rpC! Sunday?. $1.30. Nifht Final Edition. $1.30 and $1.40 per Month ** \JJHm J-O Probers Seeking! Motive Behind Freezer Gifts Subpoena Is Issued For Ad Executive Named in Testimony TESTIMONY Shows Gen. Waitt Critical of Rivals for Army Post. Page A-2. By Marvin L. Arrowsmith Associated Press Staff Writer Senators investigating five-per centers today sought a motive for the reported shipment of unasked for home freezers to Mrs. Harry S. Truman and other Washington notables. Chief Counsel William P. Rogers said the Senate Investigations subcommittee has a subpoena out for Harry Hoffman. Milwaukee advertising man whose name cropped up in testimony at the inquiry. Lawmakers hoped he might shed some light on the sub ject. A committee member said pri vately he has seen invoices show ing that a freezer was sent to Mrs. Truman at Independence, Mo.. Rnd that two were shipped to Mai. Gen. Harry H. Vaughan. Presi dent Truman’s military aide. Vouchers Dated in 1945 and 1946. The Senator said the invoices also list shipments to Chief Justice Vinson, Federal Reserve Governor James K. Vardaman and Presi dential Secretary Matt Connelly.; The vouchers—not yet in the record—are dated 1945 and early 1946. At that time Mr. Vinson was first reconversion director and later Secretary of the Treasury. Mr. Vardaman was President Truman's naval aide. The invoices were brought to the inquiry by Albert J. Gross, a Milwaukee businessman who testi fied Thursday that he shipped a freezer to Gen. Vaughan and other prominent Washingtonians. He said all the units were paid for by the Albert Verley Co., the Chicago perfume firm for which John Maragon worked in 1945. Mr. Maragon, who once had en tree to the White House, is a key figure in the committee’s search for influence peddlers. Ross Has “No Information.” Mr. Gross’ testimony was cut off after he named Gen. Vaughan as I a recipient of one of the freeze^. Chairman Hoey said the commit tee wanted to get all the facts before putting out the rest of the names. He added that one person listed already has told him he did not get one Another committee member said he was told Mrs. Truman sent aj thank-you note to .Mr. Gross, thinking.he was the donor. Presidential Secretary Charles G. Ross said yesterday he had “no information whatever” when he was questioned about the reports dealing with Mrs. Truman and the others. Mr. Vinson had no com ment. He said he preferred to have the facts come out at the Senate investigation. The Senator w-ho saw the ship ment invoices wasn’t sure about whether one of the units was tagged for Secretary of the Treas ury Snyder, who was named as a recipient in one new^ story. Unable to Reach Hoffman. Senator McCarthy, Republican, of Wisconsin looked over a pub lished list which included all of those reportedly, mentioned in the invoices except Mr. Connelly, and declared:k “My only comment is that) George Allen should not be on the list.” Mr. Allen, an intimate friend of Mr. Truman, formerly wkas a di rector of the Reconstruction Fi nance Ccrp. Senator McCarthy told reporters Mr. Gross is “entirely in the clear” with respect to the myste rious freezers. As for the committee's search for Mr. Hoffman, Counsel Rogers said his staff tried unsuccessfully to reach the Milwaukeean by phone yesterday. “So we issued a subpoena for him.” it was Mr. dross wuu nisi brought up Mr. Hoffman's name at the inquiry into the operations of five-percenters—persons who charge a fee for help in getting Government contracts for others. Mr. Gross testified thaf Mr. Hoffman put him in touch with a commission man whose aid, in this case, he sought about ob taining scarce steel. Mr. Hoffmans name also has figured in secret testimony to the committee by Mr. Maragon. It is known the latter told the investi gators that Mr. Hoffman also was (See FIVE-PERCENTERS, A-2.) 11,000 Fired by Japan As Strike Threatens By the Associated Press TOKYO, Aug. 13.—The Japa nese government dismissed 11,000 communications workers in an economy move yesterday, and thereby got rid of most of the Strike Committee of the leftist Communications Workers’ Union. Among those dismissed was Chairman Kanji Yamaguchi of the committee, 27 Communist committeemen and 4 other mem bers of the committee. That left only 8 members of the 40-man Strike Committee on the payrolls. Yamaguchi refused to accept his dismissal notice. Hoover Stricken Aboard Train, Continues Journey to New York Gall Bladder Attack Not Serious Enough For Hospitalization, Utah Doctor Decides By th« Associated Press OGDEN, Utah., Aug. 13.—For mer President Herbert Hoover was stricken with a gall bladder at- i tack aboard a train early today, but after' medical examination continued his trip to New York. The dispatcher for the South j ern Pacific Railroad said the company physician examined the former President, and decided that the disorder was not serious enough to require hospitalization. Mr. Hoover was aboard the streamliner. City of San Fran cisco, transferring here from Southern Pacific to Union Pacific tracks to continue the eastbound journey. Mr. Hoover was en route East after celebrating at his former California home his 75th birthday anniversary last Wednesday. The train was halted for 30 minutes earlier this morning at Elko. Nev., where Dr. Dale Kad field examined the former Presi dent, then advised him to con tinue on to Ogden. Dr. Hadfleld gave Mr. Hoover emergency treat ment, but said immediate hos pitalization was not necessary. On the basis of his examination, Southern Pacific officials had an ambulance here to meet the train. Europe Council Bars Irish Move to Debate Question of Partition Assembly Action Sought Futilely on Return of Ulster to Republic By the Associated Press STRASBOURG. Fiance. Aug. 13.—By an overwhelming show of hands, the Council of Europe's assembly today rejected Ireland's attempt to call up the Irish par tition problem for debate. Ireland had sought to have the newly-created assembly take a hand in its long-standing de mands for union of Northern Ire land with the 26-county republic to the south. Strong opposition to the con troversial proposal came from most British delegates to the 101 member assembly. Since 1921, the six counties of Northern Ire land have been part of the United Kingdom, along with England, Scotland and Wales. Point of Procedure Raised. Rejection of the Irish bid came on a point of procedure—whether proposals backed by fewer than 10 deputies could be considered for the assembly’s agenda. The as sembly indorsed its special agenda committee's recommendation to throw out such minority proposals. Ireland's four deputies had’ asked the assembly to discuss “best methods for eliminating causes of disputes between mem ber states.” Previously Irish Foreign Minis ter Sean Mac Bride made it clear the proposal was aimed at getting assembly discussion of Ireland's dispute with Britain over parti tion. The assembly adopted an eight point agenda and sent it to the council s Committee of Ministers, which must give its approval be fore debate can begin. One notable omission from tha agenda was the question of Ger many Associates of Britain’s Winston Churchill said he in tends to bring this up in the as sembly next week after the Ger man parliamentary elections Sun day. i nese sources, saia mi . uiuiui ill wants the assembly to invite Western Gertnany into council membership, presumably as an associate having seats in the as sembly but not in the cfunciljsj ~ See COUNCIL, PageA-2J j Chiang's Adviser Talks With Gen. MacArthur By the Associated Press TOKYO, Aug. 13.—Wu Teh chen, close adviser to Generalis simo Chiang Kai-shek of China, held a two-hour conference with Gen. MacArthur today. Neither Chinese nor headquar ters officials would discuss the sub ject of the conference. Wu on his arrival from Formosa last night insisted his visit was “unofficial.” He said, it had nothing to do with the proposed anti-Communist un ion in the Pacific. It was considered likely that Wu would meet with Japan's Premier, Shigeru Yoshida, before returning to Formosa. Guerrillas Reported Fleeing to Albania Before Greek Drive Government Troops Said To Have Pushed Near Rebel Supply Route By the Associated Press With the Greek army at Kozane. Greece, Aug. 13.—Communist-led guerrillas were reported last night to be fleeing into Albania as gov ernment troops pounded into the rebels’ Vitsi Mountain stronghold. Official dispatches said a Greek army column had pushed to within a mile of a guerrilla supply route junction with the Florina-Kas toria highway. Government sources said the guerrillas have been bringing food and ammunition from Albania over the supply route. Drive Began Thursday. The Vitsi offensive, against an estimated 8,000 guerrillas, began Thursday in the mountainous ar§a in Northwest Greece where the Albanian and Yugoslav Borders meet. Meanwhile, government troops were continuing another offensive started last week against guer rilla fortifications in the Grammos Mountains, about 70 miles south west of the Vitsi triangle. A government communique to day said the main guerrilla resis tance in the southeastern area of the Vitsi Mountains was “an ihilated after quick and decisive attacks during the day and night.” The Greek regulars crossed the Andartikon-Gavros road, moving westward to Prespa, it said. Planes Bomb Heights. The government said 118 Com munist fighters were killed and 330* captured and Greek Army losses were 22 killed and 253 wounded. The army also reported capturing eight artillery pieces, six antitank guns and many mor tars and rifles. The air force hammered all the fortified heights with bombs and rockets and machine gun fire. The points under attack included Kroustalopiyi and Kotochori, along the guerrilla supply road from Albania. A Greek liaison officer of the United Nations Special Commis sion on the Balkans reported in Athens that 60 guerrillas who at tempted to cross the Greek-Yugo slav border into Yugoslavia near the village of Korona were ar rested, disarmed and imprisoned by the Yugoslavs. Korona is north of Salonika. Albania Complains Again Of Invasion by Greeks LONDON, Aug. 13 (/P).—Al bania complained today for the second time this week of large scale Greek invasions of her frontier. A Tirana broadcast monitored here said an Albanian Ministry of Armed Forces communique announced the repulse of two Greek land and air attacks on Albanian territory yesterday. Pope 'Satisfied' With Outcome Of Spellman-Roosevelt Dispute By Associated Pres* CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy. Aug. 13.—Pope Pius XII said to day he believes the controversy between Francis Cardinal Spell man of New York and Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt over the ques tion of Federal aid to Catholic schools has been resolved satis factorily. The pontiff expressed this opin ion in a special audience given five American newspaper corre spondents at his summer resi dence here. The Pope, answering a direct question, first replied that the matter was too delicate for com ment. Then he added he had seen the exchange of letters between the New York archbishop and Mrs. Roosevelt in a Rome newspaper and that, from them, he thought the controversy was resolved satisfactorily. The controversy concerned the Barden bill in Congress, which would provide >300,000,000 Federal aid to public schools. The cardinal j called it antl-Catholic because, as introduced by Representative Bar den, Democrat, of North Carolina, it excluded private and Catholic parochial schools from assistance for health and transportation services. The audience here was one of the last the Pope granted before beginning .tomorrow a 20-day rest. During this period the 73-year-old pontiff, who faces the arduous tasks of the Holy Year in 1950, will have no audiences. The Pope said it was too early yet to make any statement on Holy Year. He expressed the hope, however, that it would prove beneficial to universal peace. The Pontiff stepped briskly from his private!, office into the Conslstorial Hall of the summer residence, where he received the correspondents. The audience had been ar ranged by Samuel Cardinal Stritch, archbishop of Chicago, whom the pontiff described as a very able and prudent man. Committees Set To Vote on Arms Early Next Week Congressmen Divided On Canadian Plan to Exchange Equipment By J. A. O'Leary House and Senate committees will be ready to vote early next week on the administration’s $1,450,000,000 foreign arms pro gram, all signs continuing to in dicate that Gen. MacArthur will not return to testify on conditions in the Far East. Meanwhile, members of Con gress divided in their comments on suggestions that Canada and the United States swap military supplies. Defense Secretary Johnson reported to the President yesterday a Canadian proposal to furnish this country warships, aii - craft, small arms ammunition and other items in exchange for American military supplies. The proposal is not expected to have any direct bearing on the penaing arms bill. The House Foreign Affairs Com mittee may vote Monday on the arms bill, under which $1,160, 000,000 would go to strengthen the defenses of the North Atlantic de fense pact nations, and the re mainder to Greece, Turkey, the Philippines. Korea and Iran. Ad ministration leaders hope to get the bill out of the House commit tee without major alterations, but a sharp fight on the floor of the House is in prospect. Senate Amendment Likely. The Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, handling the measure jointly, ex pect to vote by Tuesday or Wed nesday, with strong indications that some amendment will be written in to make sure the mu tual defense committee, which is to be set up in a few months under the North Atlantic treaty, has a voice in distribution of the weap ons. Although the two Senate com mittees voted 13 to 12 yesterday to request Gen. MacArthur to come home and give Congress his views, the Supreme Commander in Japan is reported as believing critical events in the Far East will not make it possible. He turned down a similar invitation from the Senate Appropriations Committee a year ago, and there are no signs the President will order him home. Republican Floor Leader Wher ry of Nebraska argued that if the General had returned last year for a report to Congress this country's China policy “would not have disintegrated into the situation it has.” Lessons in Democracy. Senator Morse, Republican, of Oregon, said Gen. MacArthur's return would be a lesson in demo cratic processes, by giving Con gress information it needs. Gen. MacArthur takes the view he could shed little light on con ditions in China, because that country is not in the area of his command. Senator Wherry said that if conditions are so critical outside China, Congress should be told about them. The motion asked that Gen. MacArthur come here before the arms bill is voted on was made by Senator Knowland, Republican, of California, who want3 more in formation about defense plans in the Pacific. Split on Arms Trade. Chairman Connally of the Sen ate Foreign Relations Committee said the proposal to swap weapons with Canada looks as if it might be "helpful to both countries.” But Senator Maybank, Demo crat, of South Carolina, said he doesn’t like the idea of exchang ing United States supplies for anti-submarine vessels, one of the Canadian items named. Senator Magnuson, Democrat, of Washington, cautioned against going into any deal by which the Canadians would be called on to produce highly technical war equipment and thus do away witl} the need for trained personnel and know-how in this country. Senator Bridges, Republican, of New Hampshire, said that if the plan involves acquiring naval ves sels from Canada, he doesn’t think it will work out. ‘‘We’ve got more ships tied up now than we know what to do with,” he observed. ‘‘I would be very reluctant to see us go into a proposition that would mean more (See ARMS, Page A-2.) French Drought Causes Outbreak of Typhoid §y ths Associated Press PARIS, Aug. 13.—Drought has led to an outbreak of typhoid fever in Prance, the Health Min istry said today. The ministry said that, while the outbreak is not of epidemic proportions, it had ordered a sup ply of the drug Chloromycetin flown from New York to combat the disease. Exact figures on the number of typhoid cases were not available, but the ministry said they were ‘‘a little more” than the 1,019 for the month of July last year. There is little or no typhoid in Paris Itself. You Can Find Almost Anything in a Deep Freeze! Origin of Charges Over B-36s Still Mystery in House Probe Symington Says He Knows Accusers; Vinson Believes Memo Can Bt Traced By Chris Mathisen The question of who wrote the anonymous memorandum which I started the commotion remained as high in the air as a B-36 on a bombing mission as the inquiry into procurement of the huge six engined plane went into extended recess today. Secretary of the Air Force Sy mington told the House Armed Services Committee yesterday he knows the “cowardly men" who accused him and other high offi cials of going out of their way to favor Consolidated-Vultee Aircraft Corp., maker of B-36s, in military aircraft orders. Chairman Vinson of the com mittee said the committee staff is 'making every effort humanly possible” to establish authorship of the document, which was a major factor in scheduling of the investigation. Mr. Vinson said he | was inclined to think the commit tee would be able to trace the paper to its source. The inquiry went into recess until August 22 late yesterday, shortly after Mr. Symington clashed sharply with Representa tive Van Zandt, Republican, of Pennsylvania, a member of the committee. He accused Mr. Van Zandt of "a rather disgraceful way oi using congressional im munity” in repeating reports similar to those contained in the (SeeB-36, Page A-3.) I Gen. J. Lawton Collins Named Army Chief, Handy Succeeds Clay 'Lightning Joe' Led Push At Cherbourg and St. Lo; Also Fought in Pacific By John A. Giles Gen. J. Lawton Collins, one of the outstanding generals of World War II, will be the new Army Chief of Staff, succeeding Gen. Bradley, who moves up to the newly created post of chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Gen. Collins distinguished him self in the St. Lo breakthrough. ! His 7th Corps outslugged the Nazis half way across Europe. In another appointment yester day, Gen. Thomas T. Handy was named by Defense Secretary Johnson to command the Army's European forces, succeeding Gen. Lucius D. Clay, recently retired. Gen. Handy has been head of the 4th Army at San Antonio, Tex. Secretary Johnson said Gen. Handy will have charge of all Eu ropean forces except those in Aus tria and Trieste. Served in Both World Wars. Geh. Collins, present vice chief of staff, was born in New Orleans May .1, 1896. A veteran of both World Wars, he is one of the few top Army officers who had com mands in both Europe and the Pacific during the last war. He is a West Point graduate. At headquarters here Gen. Col lins renewed the close relationship he had with Gen. Bradley on the battlefields of Europe. He com manded the 7th Corps in its Nor mandy landing on D-Day after extensive experience. In South Pacific fighting. Gen. Collins, whose nickname is “Lightning Joe,” commanded the same corps when it captured Cherbourg and spearheaded Gen. Bradley’s 1st Army attack which made the breakthrough east of St. Lo. After fighting across France (See COUJNSTPage A-77) Hungarian Envoy Recalled, Leaves Capital by Plane Andrew Sik, Hungarian minis ter to the United States, has been recalled and left Washington by plane, it was learned today. The Hungarian Legation, 2129 Le Roy place N.W., verified the report, as did the estate Depart ment, but neither disclosed reason for the recall. Official notice was given the' State Department two days ago, a spokesman said. Mr. Sik, who had been in charge of the legation, succeeded Rustem Vambery as minister in 19i8. He is a brother of Rev. Sandor Sik, Hungarian Catholic priest, university professor and poet. Injured Margaret Mitchell Arouses From Semi-Coma ly the Aisoctateci Press ATLANTA, Aug. 13.—A hospi tal bulletin today noted that Margaret Mitchell, who wrote ‘‘Gone With the Wind,” was show ing signs of winning her fight for life. During the night, the hospital reported. Miss Mitchell aroused! momentarily from the semi-coma into which she lapsed after being struck by a speeding car Thurs-1 day night. She was able to ask for and drink a glass of water and observe that she “hurt all over,” before relapsing into unconciousness. Meanwhile, a Nation heartened by her tale of great courage was j sending along its wishes for a speedy recovery. Like hundreds of i others who found the iron gallan- i try of that Civil War romance to, their liking. President Truman wired, “Hope you are better soon.” Man Visits Chiropractor, Dies Before Treatment Joseph Ariascas, 36, of 1525 North Veitch street, Arlington, died this morning shortly after he walked into an Arlington chiro practor’s office complaining of a pain in the back of his neck. Mr. Artascas told the chiroprac tor, L. C. Mitman, with offices at 2420 Wilson boulevard, that he felt faint and then slumped in his chair. Acting Detective Chief John Sanders was told. * Mitman offered the man spir its of ammonia, and placed him on a bed. He summoned a physi cian and an ambulance. Mr. Ar tascas died before either arrived. Police said Mr. Mitman never had treated Mr. Artascas and did not know him but that Mr. Ar tascas was visiting the office as a patient. Before he collapsed he told attendants he was a typist and expected to go to Philadelphia Monday in quest of a Job. Residents at the Vitch street address said Mr. Artascas moved there about a month ago and worked at the Pentagon. Dr. William D. Dolan, Arlington physician, pronounced the man dead. Bomb Hurled at Plant Of Chicago Newspaper By ttw Auocratad Srnt CHICAGO, Aug. 13.—A small bomb exploded outside the Chicago Journal of Commerce building last night, causing slight damage. Police said the bomb was heaved against a boiler room door. Caus ing damages of $100. There were no injuries. About 15 pressmen and mailers were in the newspaper building. The newspaper contin ued to publish. The Journal, along with other major Chicago newspapers, has been struck since Nov. 24, 1947, by the Chicago Typographical Union. Bombs Damage Homes 012 Negro Ministers In Zoning Law Dispute 18 Have Narrow Escape In Alabama as White Men In Car Hurl Explosives By the Associated Press BIRMINGHAM. Ala.. Aug. 13.— Dynamite blasts rocked the homes of two Negro ministers early to day in an area zoned for whites. A group of Negroes fired several shots at the dynamiters’ automo bile, apparently without enact. Eighteen Negroes in the two houses narrowly escaped death or injury. Scores of Negroes in angry j mood gathered in the area imme diately and squads of police de ployed to keep traffic moving. One Negro was arrested. The arresting officer said he refused “to move on when ordered.” The Negro, Horace Moore. 32, was taken to the ci^y jail, where he was booked on charges of re sisting arrest and refusing to obey an officer. Windows Blown Out. Most of the windows in the houses were blown out. Neither had any major damage. The houses are only a half block from three others that were heav-j ily damaged by blasts the night of ] March 24. These other houses had i been bought by Negroes for oc cupancy. They were vacant at the time. All off-duty policemen were called in and every available man1 rushed to the scene. Residents of the houses said the dynamite was hurled by an un masked white man who leaned out of a speeding car. The houses are occupied by families of the Rev. Milton Curry and the Rev. E. B. Deyampert. Both had been warned in recent weeks by anonymous phone callers to move. Mr. Curry said he was reading his bible when' the first blast occurred. Tells of Following Car. B. W. Henderson, one of the Negro occupants, said a car stop-, ped across the street from the houses several hours before the bombs were thrown. Mr. Henderson told Police De tective Paul McMahon he leaped in his own car and followed the other. The lead car drove several blocks, then stopped near *two others. He said he wasn’t able to obtain the license numbers. Mr. Henderson returned home and told the others "to get ready for trouble.” Several Negroes got pistols and shotguns and came to the houses. Shortly after midnight, a car was heard speeding up the street. "I knew something was up,” Mr.'Henderson said, "so I headed for the back of the house. I; only got about 15 feet before the| first stick of dynamite went off.” Negroes Scatter. He said the Negroes sitting on the front porch of the house scat tered momentarily. The car slowed down. Then the second blast went off. The car picked up speed. Three or four of the Negroes ran to the sidewalk and fired after the car. It continued with-! out slackening speed. The houses are in North Smith-1 field, center of a months-long controversy. The area is zoned for white residences only, but ad joins the Smithfleld Negro Federal housing project. Legality of the old ordinance covering the area has been ques- , tioned by the city’s own attorneys. A new “emergency” ordinance was adopted last Tuesday by the City Commission. This law pro hibits whites from moving into areas occupied by Negroes and bars Negroes from moving into ; white areas. Violations can be punished by a fine of up to $100 and 180 days in jail. Cooler Weather To Continue tor At Least 2 Days Temperature Falls 17 Degrees in 3 Hour$; Lightning Hits Barns Local showers, augmented by a breath of fresh air from Canada, set the scene today for a pleasant Washington week end. Actually, the welcome relief from Canada wasn't due before this afternoon but atmospheric conditions stirred up by its im pending arrival served to break the week-long heat wave. "Pleasant" was the word sup plied by the District forecaster to describe tomorrow and Monday, when the temperature is expected to go no higher than 86 degrees. Further Precipitation Possible. He saw a slight chance for showers this afternoon and pre dicted a low of about 70 degrees tonight. It began getting cooler about 7 p.m. yesterday, when a thunder storm brought .92 inch of rain. The temperature tumbled from 90 degrees at 6 p.m. to 84 degrees an hour later. By 9 p.m. it had slipped to 73 degrees, a point above the night's minimum and a drop of 17 degrees in three hours. The cooling-off wfas not ac complished without some cost. Lightning ripped through two barns in Montgomery County, causing considerable damage. Stored Hay and Straw Lost. A two-story bam, 40 tons of hay and 30 tons of straw were destroyed in a fire started by a lightning bolt on the farm of Mrs. John T. Butts on Route 20 near Darnestown, Md. The Gaithers burg - Washington Grove and Rockville volunteer fire depart ments fought the blaze. The loss was estimated at $5,000. Another bolt ripped through a barn and hay rick on the farm of Ray Roberts, near Laytonsville, Md., causing slight damage. Trains between Washington and Richmond ran as much as four hours behind schedule last night when falling trees damaged the signal system? forcing engineers to proceed cautiously. Wind Tunnel Construction Program Now Up to House fty tht Associated Press Pinal action on a $311,000,000 program to build wind tunnels for testing faster-than-sound air craft and guided missiles now is up to the House. The Senate yesterday passed the measure unanimously. The House Armed Services Committee already has given a similar bill unanimous approval. The Senate bill provides for: 1. Nine large wind tunnels—six at the three laboratories of the National Advisory Council on Aeronautics; one at the David Taylor Model Basin, Carderock. Md., and two at a proposed new air engineering center, the site for which has not been selected. 2. Thirteen smaller tunnels to be constructed at State univer sities offering courses in aero nautical engineering. The bill authorizes $4,400,000 for the 13 smaller tunnels; $6, 600,000 for Carderock: $150,000, 000 for the six NCA tunnels, and $150,000,000 for the proposed de velopment center and its two tunnels. Newsreel in Russia Features U. S. Envoy By the Associated Press MOSCOW, Aug. 13.—American Ambassador Alan Kirk is featured in a Soviet newsreel being shown in Moscow and all over Russia. Closeup shots taken at the Krem lin show him presenting his cre dentials to President Nikolai Shver nik. The retired admiral arrived in Moscow June ,28. The Russians hurried up the credential pro ceedings so he would be accredited in time to be host at the Ameri can Embassy's Independence Day party July 4. Admiral Kirk repeatedly has expressed pleasure over his recep tion here. AMG Headquarters To Shift to Frankfurt ly the Associated Press BERLIN, Aug. 13.—Headquarters of the American Military Gov ernment in Germany will be estab lished at Frankfurt at midnight tomorrow. Elements of the offices remain ing in Berlin will be in charge of the acting director of adminstra tion, Lt. Col. Milton L. Ogden of Chevy Chase. Md. G. A. Lovre, Father Of House Member, Dies ly tho Associated Press WATERTOWN, S. Dak., Aug. 13.—G. A. Lovre, about 71, of Wa tertown, father of Representative Harold O. Lovre, Republican, of South Dakota, died yesterday. The elder Mr. Lovre suffered a stroke earlier this week. Thurs day he had a more severe attack. Mr. Lovre was reported en route by air from Washington.