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On Progress in Slum Clearance Sparkman Decision Follows Conference With D. C. Officials Chairman Sparkman of the Sen ate Banking subcommitte on Hous ing and Rents plans a public hear ing within a few weeks to survey progress by the District toward slum clearance under the new Na-1 tional Housing Act. The Alabama Democrat decided on the hearing last night, follow ing a conference yesterday on l Capitol Hill, where he and Sena tor Flanders, Republican, of Ver mont. conferred on the subject with District officials. Meanwhile Senators Sparkman and Flanders plan to make a per sonal visit soon to Marshall I Heights, which had been approved ! for a redevelopment program to • nouse persons displaced from slum clearance areas. An amendment in i the new Housing Act, however 1 blocks the District Commissioners from asking for funds to use in Marshall Heights. More Data Wanted. “We want to find out more about what the District is doing, and what are its prospects for public housing under the national act,” Senator Sparkman said. “During the hearing, we expect to go fur ther into the situation here to see If we can speed the progress in this city.” District Commissioner Guy Ma son, who headed the city officials at the conference on Capitol Hill yesterday, made public later in i the day correspondence between the two Senators and the city heads. The Senators had asked what i action had been taken to “benefit ! immediately from the Housing i Act” and requested a statement on the Commissioners’ “broad plans” for slum clearance and ! public housing here during the next six years. Mr. Mason's letter pointed out that the Commissioners have not yet developed any specific plans for the purpose under provisions of the new law. Aware of Need. Pointing out that the Marshall i Heights area had been denied funds by Congress for redevelop ment under the Redevelopment Land Agency law, the Mason letter said: “The Commissioners are aware that adequate housing must be1 i provided for those families who are financially unable to secure proper private dwellings. They believe that low-rent publice or private housing must be provided before the removal of unfit dwel lings or-before any slum clearance -projects can be accomplished.” The National Capital Housing "'iWt^Wity has sent CSitaittis-'’ sioners a resolution arcing their co-operation in furthering its pro gram for public low-rent housing, , and in obtaining sites for this housing, and this is now under study, the letter said. John Ihlder, NCHA executive officer, said today he “hopes and believes,” provisions can be made for using part of the housing for persons displaced by a slum clear ance program. Under the new National Housing Act, the District Government, act ing through the Commissioners, the Redevelopment Land Agency, the NCHA and other agencies are authorized to participate in loans and grants approved by the Hous ing and Home Finance Agency of the Federal Government. Already several cities through out the country have made ap plication for such help, it was learned. But the District is not yet ready to apply. Luther League Asks Frease To Serve Another 5 Years ' Sy the Associated Press ROANOKE, Va., Aug. 20.—The executive committee of the Luther League of America has invited the Rev. Joseph W. Frease, ex ecutive secretary, to serVe another five years but the minister said last night he has not decided whether he will accept the ap pointment. His present term ex pires December 31. His intention to resign was an nounced earlier at the league con vention. His headquarters are in Philadelphia. The record-breaking delegation of over 1,200 young people referred to the executive committee an in vitation to hold the league’s 1951 convention on the campus of Iowa State University. The league meets every other year. The convention set as a goal for the next two years the raising of $25,000 toward a church in Hawaii and launched “operation spiritual,’’ a program aimed as increased emphasis on group Bible study and prayer. Virginia De Molay Holds Sessions in Alexandria The Virginia Association of De Molay opened business sessions of its third annual convention today at the Qeorge Washington Memo rial Temple, Alexandria. More than 150 teen-age mem bers of the State's 13 chapters reg* lstered for the week-end meeting yesterday. The delegates attended a luncheon at the Masonic Temple and were taken on sightseeing tours of tile Washington area. An Informal dance at the Alexandria Recreation Center ended yester day’s program. The delegates will attend a ban quet at the Masonic Temple to night, followed by a dance at the Alexandria Recreation Center. Hostesses at tonight’s dance will include members of Job’s Daugh ters from the area. Hosts at this year’s convention are the De Molay chapters of Alex andria, Arlington, Falls Church, Vienna and Manasas. QUEEN OF THE FAIR—Miss Barbara Jones and her attendants, Miss Joyce Keys (left) and Miss Lois Woodyard, survey the Northeastern Virginia Industrial Agricultural Exposition after the coronation last night at Manassas, Va. All the girls are from Manassas, site of the show, which will run through to night under sponsorship of the Prince William Post, No. 158, American Legion. Treasurer of Union Is Fined for Carrying Unloaded Gun in Car A Washington labor union offi cial was fined $50 in Upper Marl boro Police Court yesterday for carrying an unloaded pistol in his car. Trial Magistrate Alan Bowie imposed an additional fine of $75 for reckless driving on Albert G. Gray, 38, of Parkland, Md., who said he was secretary-treasurer of a Washington Meat Cutters’ ; Union. Gray pieaded guilty to the reckless dtiving charge. According to the testimony, the pistol, with the clip removed, was in the glove compartment when Gray’s car was stopped June 9 by Prince Georges County police. The defendant told Judge Bowie he had a permit from District au thorities to keep a gun at his home and office. He explained he collected dues from union members which sometimes totaled as much as $3,000. Couldn’t Deposit at Night. He added he was forced to keep the money overnight because the union deals with a bank that has no flight depository. Andrews Ai* Forte Buftfc author ities'ferine iff fMTBMfik Criticism .from Judge Bowie in a case in falter K^Sm^^ldJthe court he was driving an.Army road grader with faulty brakes when he was involved in an acci dent Monday near the intersec tion of Crain highway and the Marlboro pike. Corpl. Smart said he was unable to stop his 22,000-pound vehicle before it crashed into a car driven by Miss Agnes Duvall, welfare supervisor for the Prince Georges County commissioners. Miss Duvall said the impact caused her to black out tempo rarily, but that otherwise she was uninjured. An officer, who appeared for base authorities, explained that the grader was one of 17 found to have defective brakes shortly af ter 33 vehicles had been received. He said the fault had not been discovered when Corpl. Smart was assigned to drive- the grader to Baltimore. $50 Fine Suspended. Judge Bowie imposed a $50 fine j for reckless driving but suspended the fine "because the driver was under orders when he took the truck on the highway.” “The Army should, and no doubt does, have an officer responsible for the safe condition of its equip ment,” the court declared. “If I had him before me I would sen tence him to six months in the House of Correction.” In another case, Judge Bowie suspended a $50 fine imposed on Mrs. Kay Mellberg, 4000 block of Branch avenue, Silver Hill, who pleaded guilty to a charge of in terfering with an officer in the performance of his duty. Mrs. Mellberg admitted she had forcibly attempted to prevent Prince Georges County police from entering her home to serve a warrant on her son. Apologized to Official. The court suspended the fine after Assistant State’s Attorney Harvey Machen explained that Mrs. Mellberg had conferred with him soon after the Incident. Mr. Machen said Mrs. Mellberg was of the opinion that a search warrant was required before offi cers could enter a residence over objections of the occupant. He recommended leniency be cause, he said, “Mrs. Mellberg now realizes that she was mistaken and has apologized.” Sticky Poison Developed To Fight Jap Beetles •y th« Awociatad Pratt BALTIMORE, Aug. 20.—Carl ton W. Fox, 52-yeaf-old nurseries foreman, has come up with a new weapon in the battle against the Japanese beetle. He has worked up a sticky so lution which he mixes with com mercial insect killers. When the beetle comes in contact with the poison it sticks to it and the chemical is allowed to work at maximum strength. He demonstrated his new sticky poison by spraying it on about 50 beetles. They were dead in 2 minutes^and 10 seconds. l “And this mixture won’t poison . your kids or your pets.” Mr. Fox , declared, taking a mouthful to prove it. Sudden Fish Haul Surprises Virginians Asking Shortage Study By th* Associated Pross Virginia watermen have re ported a sudden and unexpected increase in their croaker catch this week in what they have termed one of the poorest fishing seasons on record. The fish apparently started 1 streaming into Virginia waters in large numbers Tuesday. Since then from Kilmarnock. Palmer, Newport News, and Gloucester have come reports of record catches in areas up to now almost devoid of croakers. Fishermen cite two reasons for the sudden run—an east wind that apparently has headed the fish for Virginia nets and the fact that this is the time of the year for the croaker to make his an nual run out of Chesapeake Bay. They are reserved and cautious on how long they think the “bumper crop” will last. The upswing in Virginia catches comes at the very moment that members of the Virginia Fisheries Association are asking for the ap propriation of funds for research an the croaker Shortage. In S' meeting at Old' Point/'Comfort Thursday night the association asked for Congressional -andg St^te fund approprialitms' ahd' fbr^ a probe of the croaker shortage by the United States Maritime Com mission. On the northern neck the big gest catch came Thursday when E. O. Fitchett, of Palmer, caught 250 boxes in pound nets. The fish brought $17 a box—a price en hanced by the present croaker shortage—and this amounted to a total of better than $4,000 Jor Mr. Fitchett’s day. All good catches so far in the northern neck area have been in ; pound nets in shoal water. Commonwealth's Attorney To Serve Arlington Schools The Arlington commonwealth's attorney will handle legal matters forthe county school system ex cept in cases where additional aid is required, School Supt. William A. Early said today. Mr. Early said the board does not need a full-time lawyer and that no one will be hired to re place Frank L. Ball, jr., who re signed last week because of “dif ferences” with the school board. Among matters already turned over to Commonwealth’s Attorney Denman T. Rucker, Mr. Early said,, are sale qf bonds for school construction and acquisition of land for a new Hume School and expansion o fthe Hoffman-Boston School. In the event the board has too much work for Mr. Rucker, the superintendent said, attoreys in private practice will be employed as needed. Martinsburg Church Dedication Tomorrow Spatial Dispatch to Tht Star MARTINSBURG, W. Va., Aug. 20.—J. Balmer Showers, bishop of the East District of the Evangel ical United Bretheren Church, will dedicate the new Greensburg Evangelical United Brethren Church, tomorrow evening. He will be assisted by the Rev. Floyd L. Fulk, superintendent of the Virginia Conference. The Rev. Dr. W. F. Gruver, retired pastor and former confer ence superintendent, who was the pastor of the congregation when the»old church was built in 1899, also will speak. --— Purple Heart Veterans To Hold Election Today ly Itn Associated Press CUMBERLAND, Md„ Aug. 20. Delegates to the 17th annual con vention of the Military Order of the Purple Heart were to elect new officers today.. The convention has been in progress here for four days. It reached Its high point last night in one of the most elaborate pa rades Cumberland has seen in many years._ Baltimore Housing OK'd Baltimore received Federal ap proval yesterday to build 5,000 rental units for tow-income fami ne# under the new long-range housing pr ogram. It may have been the photographer or the buckin’ bronco, but Sally Louise Jones appears anything but happy as she is pictured at the Manassas exposition. The 2 >/2-year-old visitor from Charleston, W. Va., hangs on tightly to a prize she won earlier. —Churchill Photos. L___________^ Maryland Legion Acts On Controversial Resolutions Today By th« Associated Press BALTIMORE, Aug. 20.—The Maryland American Legion plunged into a heavy docket of business today in an effort to wind up its 1949 convention on schedule. Left ever from yesterday were a number of controversial resolu-; tions, Including two recommend-; ing a State bonus for veterans and one opposing it. Also scheduled was the election of officers. Contenders for the of fice of State commander were two Baltimore attorneys, John Zebe lean, jr„ and State Vice Com mander Kenneth Hammer. Both are veterans of World War II. Backs Fight to Save Ober Bill. Most resolutions were to have been voted on yesterday. But be cause so many delegates had left the floor, Jacob Beser, Resolutions Committee chairman, asked that! consideration be carried over until! today. Among those the Legion did adopt, however, was.one pledging the Legion's support to the fight to save the Ober anti-subversive law. Circuit Judge Joseph Sherbow, in a decision Monday, declared the law unconstitutional. Mr. Hammer, who is chairman of the State Un-American Activities Committee, told the convention, however: •‘Your committee • • * does not find itself in accord with, nor persuaded - by. tin opinion • and .ruling of,tije epprt yVjfflo < 1 50,000 Watch Parade. -if The Ober. law was aimed at communism and .required loyalty oaths from all public employes. The Legion was instrumental in passage of the law during the 1949 session of the General Assembly. The Legion took time out last night for its annual parade, a procession that included 50 drum and bugle corps and bands. A crowd estimated at 50,000 watched the parade. Johnson Bids for Votes Of Virginia Democrats By th» Associated Press RICHMOND. Va.. Aug. 20.— Walter Johnson, Republican can didate for Governor, yesterday again invited "anti-organization” Democrats to vote in the GOP column in November "as the only way by which government, better than the organization type, may be had without waiting another four years.” Mr. Johnson, in a radio address from Ricmond, called "childish and foolish” a recent statement by G. Alvin Massenburg, chairman of the State Democratic Commit tee, to the effect that persons who voted in the recent Democratic i primary are bound moratyy to the support of the party’s nominee in the November general election. Such an idea, said Mr. Johnson, “strikes at the very core of our Government.” Mr. Johnson made his first bid for Democratic support in a speech from Newport News last week. He contended the indorsement which John S. Battle, Democratic gu bernatorial nominee, had received from Henry Wise, onetime Vir ginia GOP national committee man, in the primary made it turn about- is-fair-play for Mr. Johnson to seek Democratic backers. VMI Alumnus Praises ' Massenburg Appointment ly th» Atteciatef Frui RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 19.— Thomas N. Downing, president of the Peninsula Chapter of the Vir ginia Military Institute Alumni Association, yesterday congratu lated Gov. Tuck for his appoint ment of G. Alvin Massenburg of Hampton to the school’s board" of visitors. Mr. Downing said in . a tele gram to the Governor that the executive committee of the Pen insula Chapter considered the se lection of Mr. Ma&seaburg a “splendid choice of a capable gentlemai).” Two Men and Boy, 14, Marooned in River Four Hours, Rescued Two men and a 14-year-old boy, all of Brookmont, Md., were re covering today after being ma rooned nearly 4 hours on rocks in the Potomac River opposite the Montgomery County commdhity, about a mile above Chain Bridge. The three, who were brought ashore last night by the Glen Echo Rescue Squad, are Chick Marner, 36, of Ridge drive: Thomas B. Lawler, 46, and his son Benton of 6307 Potomac drive. 'aid they were fishing outboard motorboat over a dam and cap ■ auicu awuuv 3:30 p.m. He said the swift current car ried him downstream about 100 i yards before he managed to grab a rock. His father and Mr. Mar- i ner landed on other rocks about 200 feet away. j* Capt. Charles B. Kocher of the rescue squad said the group was notified of the trio's predicament about 6:30 p.m. After launching a boat about 100 yards upstream from where the boy was seen, Capt. Kocher said the craft was allowed to drift past the small island, pausing momentarily to allow the youth to jump in. He said rescue squad members then rowed to a point about 50 feet from where the two men were marooned. A rope was thrown to the pair and they were hauled in “like a couple of fish,” Capt. Kocher said. New Silver Sprintf Jlore 'Opened' by Auto Crash r H =rrrtnri The new Lerner Shops store under construction at Colesville road and Georgia avenue, Silver Spring, had an unscheduled open ing yesterday, when an automo bile crashed into the front of the building, shattering five show windows and cracking one. No one was hurt. Construction officials estimated the damage at approximately $2,500. They added the accident would not prevent the store from opening September 2 as scheduled. The driver of the car, according to Montgomery County police, was Ool. Herbert N. Dean, 70, USA retired, of 9100 Flower ave nue, Silver Spring. Police said Col. Dean told them a truck made a U turn in front of his car, forcing him Into ^the front of the store. The truck driver was listed by police as Alan English, 18, of Burnt Mills, near Silver Spring. Both men were charged with reck less driving. A preliminary hear ing will be held at 10 a.m. Tues day in Silver Spring police court. Slum-Clearance Program Explained to Mayors Mayors ofs. all cities of over 25.000 population have been sent" a preliminary explanatory state ment on how slum clearance and urban redevelopment may be launched under the Housing Act of 1949. In announcing this today, Hous ing Administrator Foley said the statement was distributed to help communities get their projects under way without due delay. He added that operations and drafting of regulations and appli cation forms for the new program must await final action on appro priations and the organization of a qualified staff. "We are preparing to move as rapidly as possible .on staff or ganization, and hope to be ready to pass on initial applications for slum clearance sometime this fall," Mr. Foley declared. Hearing on Bus Route Deferred Till Sept. 13 The Public Utilities Commission has postponed until 10 a.m. Sep tember 13 a hearing on a request by the Capital Transit Co. to Tun a bus line between the District line at Grubb road and the inter section of Eastern and Georgia avenues. The formal public hearings had been scheduled for Septembers. You Don't Have to Miss a Thing k 4,000 at Parade Launching Fete In Falls Church Prettiest Redhead To Be Chosen at Finals Tomorrow More than 4.000 Falls Church residents Joined in the opening activities of the Third Annual Falls Church festival yesterday after witnessing a mile-long pa rade. Part of the celebration of Falls Church’s first anniversary as a city of the second class, the festi val is being held today and to morrow on Hillwood avenue oppo site Falls Church High School. On the three-acre site a “Vir ginia Village” has been erected with many of the booths simulat ing early Falls Church buildings. Pet and pony shows, a greased pig contest, a tug-of-war and a con test to pick the city’s prettiest red head are included on today’s program. Final judging in the red head contest will be held at 8 p.m. to morrow. The festival grounds will close at 11 o’clock each night. Army, Navy. Marine Corps and veterans’ units joined representa tives of church, youth and civic groups in the march to the fes tival grounds yesterday. Leading the parade were Miss Georgia Hoskinson, who is “Miss Falls Church,” and Brig. Gen. S. R.' Hinds. Mayor Albert M. Orme made the address of welcome. Milo Christiansen, District rec reation superintendent, praised the work of Falls Church citizens who are developing a recreation program. He invited Falls Church officials to inspect the District’s recreation activities while they are planning their program. The festival is sponsored by the Falls Church Park Committee, Inc., to raise funds for a munici pal park. In two previous festi vals the group has realized a total of $8,000. __ Poultry and Fruit Costs For Institutions Decline Poultry, vegetables and fruits will cost District institutions less, for September than in August, ac cording to the District Purchasing Office. The bids for the supplies were opened a few days ago and showed i a drop of one or two cents a pound in most articles. Robert L. Anderson and Co., was awarded a contract to supply fruits and vegetables to District institutions during September for $18,697.50, and the Supreme But ter and Egg Co.. In$(^fas awarded a contract to supply eggs for $12, 726.25. •' -0< Kohler,poultry,paid $1,356 for supplying poultry for the month. Frcssen and (jtfsh fish will be supplied by R. W.vClaxton, Inc., for $958, and the Washington Fish Exchange, Interior 0815. Ar mour and Co., was awarded a contract to supply cheese for, $493.53._ Norris Due to Succeed To Battle's Senate Post •y th» Associated Pres* RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 20.— Senator Robert O. Norris, jr., of Lively, apparently will become chairman of the Finance Commit- j tee of the State Senate when the; Virginia General Assembly meets in January. Friends of the Lancaster Sena tor said yesterday he has ex pressed a desire for the post since the resignation of John S. Battle, the Democratic nominee for Gov ernor. Mr. Norris is the ranking mem ber of the committee. He out ranked Mr. Battle when he be came chairman on the death of the late Senator Aubrey Weaver. But at that time Mr. Norris stood aside to retain chairmanship of the Courts of Justice Committee and the job of president pro tem of the Senate. w Virginian Arrested Here On Numbers Charge Joseph W. Cain. 35, Centerville, Va., was arrested and charged with operating a lottery yesterday by Arlington Detective Russell Runyon after Cain allegedly ac cepted a numbers bet in the 900 block of South Buchanan street. Cain, a carpenter, was released under $500 bond and a hearing was set for 9:30 a.m. Friday in County Court. Mr. Runyon re ported he confiscated three num bers books and $124 which he said he found | on Cain. Grass Farming Tour Attended by 3,000 From Four States By James Birchfield Star Staff Corr«spand«nt WINCHESTER, Va.. Aug. 20.— More than 3,000 farmers from Pennsylvania. Virginia, West Vir ginia and Maryland yesterday were given an on-the-farm dem onstration of grass farming at two Frederick County farms. Demonstrations were held at the fourth annual four-state farm tour, sponsored by extension serv ice officials, farm implement deal ers and the farmers themselves. The increased interest in the tours over the past four years is indicated by the increased attend ance. Less than 50 farmers at tended the tour in Pennsylvania four years ago. Expected attend ance today was about 1,000 and when the larger number showed up the food supply was tempo rarily exhausted. Demonstrations were held dur ing the morning on the M. G. Hannum farm, where farmers got the latest information on hay bailers, hay and grain dryers, and mechanical conveyers—all de signed for quicker handling of grass. At noon the crowd shifted to the farm owned by Fred and Her man Stine. Fred Stine is Fred erick County agent. The latest developments for making grass ensilage and chopped hay were demonstrated. Every make of field chopper on the market was shown in action. The demonstrations also in cluded information on artificial breeding 'and insect control. Hyattsville Will Employ Additional Policeman The Hyattsville City Council last night voted, 6-1, to hire an additional policeman, bringing the total on the city force to eight. County Police Chief Ralph W. Brown earlier had informed the Council’s Police Committee his de partment could not furnish the city additional protection. The city pays the county $21,000 an nually for police protection. Employed under last night’s ac tion was Silas E. Dennis. jr„ 28. Greenbelt. S member of the Uni versity of Maryland ’Police De partment. A» former. Marine with 22 months on the university force, Mr. Dennis will report for duty Friday. * t The lone dissenting-rote was cast by Acting Mayor Hi Wilson Spicknall, who said he did not be lieve the city could afford an ad ditional policeman. Guard Units Start Arriving For Encampment of 29th •y th« Associated Press INDIANTOWN GAP. Pa.. Aug. 20.—The vanguard of 6.500 troops of the Maryland-Virginia National Guard began arriving here today for their first postwar encamp ment as a division. The 29th Blue and Gray Divi sion representing 92 outfits, ^will undergo two weeks of intensive field maneuvers, beginning Mon day. The Maryland units began ar riving today by rail and motor convoy. The main body of the Virginia units is scheduled to get hereby motor convoys tomorrow. Maj. Gen. William H. Sands, of Norfolk. Va., wartime artillery commander of the division, is di vision commander and will head the encampment. Units of the division have held separte en campments since the war. FARM QUEEN BAKES PRIZE CAKE—Miss Frances Scaggs, W, Clarksville, Md., not only was selected as Howard County.Farm Queen yesterday. She also won a blue ribbon In the 4-H Club competition for cake-baking at the county fair near Laurel. The delieaey is devil’s food with chocolate icing. —Star Staff Photo. Fair in Howard Closes Tonight; Queen Chosen First of 15 Fqrm Shows ! In Maryland to Award $7,000 in Prizes The Howard County Fair Is in full swing at Laurel Raceway, just north of Laurel, the first of 15 fairs to be held in the Free State in 1949. The fair opened Thursday, and when it closes tonight more than $7,000 in prize money will have been awarded. Sponsored by the Howard Coup ty Fair Association, Inc., a large portion of the agenda le devoted to 4-H Club activities. .Yesterday was Farm Bureau day—high lighted by the choosing of a Farm Queen. / Harness Racing at Night. In the last two days, the fol lowing have been included in the judging: Dairy cattle, farm crops, garden vegetables, poultry, flowers. 4-H Clubs exhibits, sheep and swine, colts and horses. The program includes harness racing at night, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Harness Racing Association. Yesterday there was jousting, horsemen and horsewomen armed with lances riding hard and spear ing tiny rings suspended in the air. Farm wives also staged a nail driving contest. Clarksville Girl Chosen. A 16-year-old Clarksville girl was chosen'Howard County Farm Queen over five competitors. She is Frances Scaggs, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin E,#6caggs. Selected on the basis of 4-H Club work, personality, home making and general appearance. Miss Scaggs will compete with other county winners in a State wide contest at Timonium next Saturday. The State Fair will open at Timonium August 31. Miss Scaggs, a June graduate of Clarksville High School, who won a scholarship to Western Mary land College, proved her versa tility by winning a first prize for a devil's food cake and a- second prize for jewelry making. The ribbons were awarded in the 4-H Club judging. There is also a carnival at the fair. Man Shot in Chest In Family Quarrel Henry L. King, 26. Hillside. Md.. was in critical condition today at Casualty Hospital with a bullet wound in the chest which Prince Georges County police said was inflicted by his stepfather-in-law during a quarrel at their home last night. Held at the Upper Marlboro Jail on a charge of. assault with intent to kill Is Hasting Shif lette, 57, retired Naval Gun Fac tory employe. Police said Shiflette told them he flrecT Hie llisr from a .32 caliber revolver while King was choking him. They quoted Shiflette as say ing King had struck Mrs. Shif lette, who is caring for King’s infant son and daughter while their mother is being treated for a nervous disorder in a Catons ville (Md.) hospital. Shiflette told police King want ed to take the children for a walk but Mrs. Shiflette objected because King had been drinking. According to police, Shiflette then attempted to call for help and King attacked him. They said Shiflette told them he fired two warning shots and then fired again when King started to choke him. Strikers Ordered Back At Sparrows Poinf By *h« Afseciotad Prats BALTIMORE. Aug. 20.—A dtt trict director of the United Stjjfel Workers said the wildcat stria of 350 men at Bethlehem Stem Sparrows Point plant is “iffi authorized” and that he has ■ structed local union leaders So “get the men together and $t them back on the job.” The strike developed yesterday when the men showed up at me plant but refused to go to wdgk. The walkout tied up one of 1 ie plant’s mills. Albert Atallah, director of 1 le CIO union’s district No. 8. s Id in New York that the men e > parently walked off the job I i cause of a delay in reaching in agreement regarding an incent re bonus. He said he informed local lei i ers that “the men should be < t dered back to work and tl it proper procedures should be f 1 lowed.” Local union officers could not >e reached Immediately for commi it on Mr. Atallah’s instructions, a ; Frank Wrightson, assistant gen eral manager of the plant, sa d there had been some dissatisfac tion about the bonus incentive, btt that there was nothing “to call f ir strike action.” \ 4 Mr. Wrightson said another 2 0 men failed to go to work on a lat ir shift when they found the m 11 not in operation. Matthews Heads Group Seeking Union of Natioi s John A. Mathews has be n named chairman of a newly o - ganised Emergency Atlantic Untyn Committee of Wa group of the North Atlant nations. Other officers are David : mont, vice chairman; Miss Reiter, recording secretary; Wynne Johnson, correspond*!* secretary, and Charles Masj u treasurer._ Bel voir Dance Tomorrow There will be a dance qfcj 10 pan., tomorrow at Service tiiib No. 3, Port Belvolr, Va. Mis. Eleanor Johnson, recreation di rector, announced.