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$44,314,398 Sought
For U. N. '50 Budget,
$605,295 Above 1949
By the Associated Press
Secretary-General Trygve Lie es
timates it will cost $44,314,398 to
operate the United Nations next
year. This Is $605,295 more than
the U. N. appropriated for 1949.
Deducting $5,106,525 expected
In miscellaneous income, Mr. Lie
set the net cost at $39,297,873.
He told newsmen yesterday a
carryover from last year would
account for something over $1,
000,000 more.
About $38,000,000 finally will be
required in assessments from the
59 member nations of the world
organization, his aides said, to
finance the Lake Success head
quarters, the European office at
Geneva, Switzerland, and the
General Assembly for the year.
U. S. Is Biggest Contributor.
The United States is the big
gest contributor under the sys
tem of assessments, based on
ability to pay. Its share of the
1949 appropriations total was
about $17,000,000, aside from con
tributions to specialized agencies
not covered in the general budget.
Mr. Lie’s estimates, a 250-page
book, and an accompanying crit
ical survey by the U. N.’s advisory
committee on administrative and
budgetary questions, will be sub
mitted to the fourth annual ses
sion of the General Assembly
opening in New York Septem
ber 20.
The advisory committee, a paid
group of experts from various
countries, recommended reduc
tions totaling $1,786,750. largely
In expenditures on staff, services
and equipment at Lake Success
Trying to Stabilize Costs.
The advisory committee noted
that the general budget, together
with those of big specialized agen
cies such as the United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cul
tural organization and the World
Health Organization, would make
a grand total of about $75,000,000
to be assessed against members.
This would be about $5,000,000
more than for the current year,
the experts noted.
Mr. Lie stressed in a foreword
that every effort had been made
to stabilize costs, and that new
items accounted for most of the
Chicago's Gasoline
Dried Up by Strike
By th« Associated Prose
CHICAGO, Aug. 22.—Gasoline
was becoming a very precious
commodity in Chicago today with
all but 39 widely scattered filling
stations doomed for an early shut
Striking drivers of oil and gaso
line trucks were rejoined Satur
day by operators who had kept
a trickle of motor fuel flowing
into some of the city's 4,000 sta
tions under a new wage contract.
Most of the stations already had
closed since their supplies were
shut off by the strike 12 days ago,
but some had remained open be
cause they were served by truck
lines which had met union pay
Under Saturday’s agreement,
however, all union drivers will
stay off their jobs until the hold
out truck lines also come to terms.
• The 39 stations to remain open
will do so to provide motor fuel
principally for physicians and am
bulances and hearses. They are
to be designated as emergency
stations, but they obtain supplies
by tank car and will sell to the
public also.
The strike was called by Local
705 of the AFL International
Brotherhood of Teamsters in Chi
cago and was joined by several
other locals in an area of about
50 miles surrounding the ctiy.
They walked out when employ
ers refused their demand for a
nVi-cents-an-hour wage boost for
a 40-hour week, with continuance
of Saturday and Sunday as over
time days. The companies coun
tered with an offer of 71* cents
increase. The present wage is
$1 77Vi an hour.
128th Jousting Tournament
Won by Louis K. Proctor
By the Associated Press
MOUNT SOLON. Va„ Aug. 22.
—Louis K. Proctor, riding as the
Knight of Millboro, today is the
champion of the 128th jousting
tournament at Natural Chimneys.
Mr. Proctor dethroned last
year’s winner, Andrew Godsey of
Cumberland. Va„ the Knight of
Burley Hall, Saturday in the an
nual revival of medieval pageantry
on the Greensward against the
backdrop of the Natural Chim
Mr. Godsey placed second in
this year’s event; and Leon Wi
chael, Sangerville, Va., the Knight
of the Silver Moon, was third.
Twenty-seven riders were en
tered in the lists at this year’s
Free Guide for TVA Trip
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ning to cruise the 630 miles of
continuous lakes formed by the
giant dams of the TVA may ob
tain a free booklet outlining the
Marina and mooring facilities
t.vailable in the area by writing
lie Division of State Information,
115 State Office Bldg., Nashville,
Parakeets Stay Home
The 200 budgerigars (parakeets)
didn’t budge when the door of an
aviary at St. Andrews, Scotland,
blew open, but the owner. D.
Grieve, lost all his bullfinches,
siskins and redpolls.
dullah (left) of Hashemite Jordan (Transjordan) and his son,
Prince Naif, are shown around Lord Nelson’s flagship, the
“Victory,” by Sir Algernon U. Willis, admiral of the fleet, during
their visit to Portsmouth England. The King is in England
for a series of conferences on the future of the Arab world.
, —AP Wirephoto.
Mother Who Left Iron Lung
For Childbirth Critically III
By the Associated Press*
SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 22.—A
young mother who gave normal
birth to a son although ill with
poliomyelitis was reported in crit
ical condition today.
Mrs. William B. Johnson, 20,
left her iron lung for 10 minutes
Saturday to give birth to 8-pound
Patrick William, her second child.
Her doctor had hardly expected
her to pull through, and her hus
band was elated when she did.
But the Johnsons still have
pleirty of problems. Hospital of
ficials will say nothing more tlirn
that Mrs. Johnson's condition is
still critical. They add that
should her new son show any
signs of polio symptoms, a spinal
tap for the disease would be neces
sary even though it would be hard
on the baby.
Mr. Johnson, himself, is still in
a hospital from a heart attack suf
fered last week.
Stubborn Coalyard Fire
Put Out Atter 6 Hours
Firemen battled with hose and
shovel for more than six hours
last night before extinguishing a
smouldering coal bin blaze.
Nearly 100 tons of coal had to
be removed by hand in tile yards
of Fadeley & Co., wholesalers, at
First and M streets N.E., before;
firefighters could reach the heart1
of the blaze, after efforts to
drench it from the top of the pile;
failed. ...
Firemen said coal near the bot
tom of the pile apparently became
ignited from spontaneous combus
Earlier firemen fought another
stubborn blaze in a shed at the
rear of Glenn's Auto Service, 1113
Virginia avenue S.E., for about an
hour. Except for slight damage
to the garage roof, however, the
fire was confined to the small
storage shed, owned by Conrad J.
IJerzog, 1731 Park road N.W.
20.000 British Women Idle
As Strike Halts Elevators
By the Associated Press
LONDON, Aug. 22.—A spread
ing wildcat strike by mine elevator
operators threw 20.000 men out
of work in the coal fields of North
east England today.
The National Coal Board, which
runs the state-owned mines for
the government, estimated the
loss of coal would run 20,000 to
23.000 tons a day.
| The elevator operators are
known in England as “pit wind
j ers.” They run the machinery
which sends the cages up and
down the shafts carrying the
miners to and from the coal face.
Their union has about 2,000
members. They are demanding
a pay increase to the equivalent
of $7 a day from the present range
of $4.36 to $5.20.
The government has set up an
arbitration board to deal with
the pay claim. The union’s na
tional officials, meanwhile, ad
vised against any strike, but the
winders in the Yorkshire-Lanca
shire area voted Saturday to go
out anyway.
Yeggs Rob Gas Station
Thieves last night broke into a
gas station at 1409 Seventeenth
street N.W., ripped the bottom
out of a 1,000-pound safe and
took about $200 in cash and
[checks, Joseph Smith, the owner,
reported to police today.
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Suicide Attributed to Grief
Over Death of Husband
Grief over the recent death of
her husband led Mrs. Margaret
Anna Smith. 47, of 5537 Illinqis
avenue N.W.. to kill herself with
her son's revolver, the District
coroner's office said today. •
Mrs. Smith's son, William R.
Smith, jr„ 23, and his fiancee.
Miss Thelma H. Mullenberg, 19, of
822 Iongfellow street N.W., found
her body yesterday when they re
turned to the Smith home after
attending church. She was lying
in the basement with a bullet
wound in her right temple.
Deputy Caroner Richard M.
Rosenberg issued a certificate of
suicide. He said Mrs. Smith left
a note stating she was grieving
over the death of her husband
last April.
The son is a draftsman for the
Army Engineers at Gravelly Point.
His father had been employed in
the same office.
Daughter of Zanuck
Will Wed Californian
By the Associated Press
HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 22.—Movie
Producer Darryl Zanuck and his
wife yesterday cabled friends the
announcement Qf the engagement
of their daughter, Darrylin, 19, to
Robert Livingston Jacks, 22, Uni
versity of Southern California stu
dent of Santa Monica, Calif.
The young couple will be mar
ried after Mr. Jack's graduation
next sumiapr. He is visiting with
the Zondek family at Antibes on
the French Riviera.
Miss Zanuck will enter Finch
Junior College in New York next
month. Mr. Jacks is the son of
the late L. R. Jacks, Beverly Hills
broker, and is a Navy veteran.
Kefauver to Go to Europe
Senator Kefauver, Democrat of
Tennessee, said today he will leave
for Europe about September 1 to
attend a meeting of the Inter
parliamentary Union and partici
pate with other Senators in an
investigation of the Malmedy
trials. He expects to be away
about three weeks.
Richard Strauss Improves
Germany, Aug. 22 </P).—'The con
dition of Richard Strauss, 83
year-old German composer, is
considerably improved, his family
said today. Hfe has been suffering
from a heart ailment.
Boat Ride Slated Thursday
The Junior Police and Citizens
Corps will sponsor a boat ride at
2:30 p.m. Thursday on the S. S.
Robert E. Lee, it was announced
Investigators Hold
21 New Recordings of
Cohen Conversations
By the Associated Press
LOS ANGELES, August 22.—
District Attorney William E,
Simpson today announced exist
ence of 21 new recordings of con
versations picked up by hidden
microphone in the Brentwood
home of Mickey Cohen, gambling
Earlier, Mr. Simpson had an
nounced that the 19 original
records of Cohen conversations,
transcripts of which were made
public recently, were “duds” and
worthless as evidence.
Mr. Simpson said his thief in
vestigator, H. Leo Stanley, told
him the only intelligible conver
sation was one in which Neddie
Herbert, Cohen henchman, was
heard talking to some one about
guns for a man in Chicago. Her
bert was fatally wounded when
Cohen’s party was ambushed July
20 by rival gangsters.
Cohen Found ‘Plants.’
Of the ‘new recordings, the
district attorney said “we don't
know what is on them yet, but
we hope they will shed some light
on Cohen's activities."
Lt. Rudy Wellpott, ex-vice
squad officer who directed instal
lation of the hidden microphones,
said that Cohen was "bug" cons
cious and had uncovered three
earlier dictaphone plantings in
several of his hangouts before the
police listening post was estab
lished in April, 1947.
Lt. Wellpott, recently indicted
on charges of perjury and bribery
by the county grand jury investi
I gating vice conditions here, con
firmed Mr. Simpson's disclosure
about the 19 “duds.” But although
the recording device failed, he
said, earphones in the police
"listening post” near Cohens
home functioned perfectly.
Installed Before Home Was Built.
The written transcript of con
versations in jCohen's. home, ex
cerpts from which were published
by Los Angeles newspaper's re
cently, were based on hand writ
ten notes, not the recordings, he
T. Wellpott said that the police
department installed the listening
devise in Cohen's home before it
was built.
Two officers from the crime lab
oratory, dressed as workers, wired
the house for sound in broad day
“Of course,” Mr. Wellpott said,
“we picked a day after a rain when
the regular workmen were off.”
He said the whole job was com
pleted in a day and was set up
several months before Cohen
moved in. He said a microphone
was placed in a false bottom of a
wood box alongside a huge fire
place in the living room. It was
connected by wire to a under
ground cable and a listening post
set up in another house 3 miles
away. Lt. Wellpott added that
the listening post was manned
around the clock.
Plans for Thomas Trial
Here Nov. 7 Unchanged
There "certainly has been no
change** in plans for the District
Court trial of Representative
Thomas, Republican, of New Jer
sey, on November 7, Justice De
part officials said today.
Mr. Thomas, former chairman
of the House Committee on Un
American Activities, was indicted
last November on charges of con
spiracy to defraud the Government
and on three counts of filing false
claims in connection with his con
gressional office payroll. His for
mer secretary. Miss Helen Camp
bell, was indicted with him on the
conspiracy charge.
The trial date originally set for
last March 7, was postponed sev
eral times because of the illness
I of Mr .Thomas. He was a patient
! at Walter Reed Hospital, but now
is at his home in Allendale, N. J.
A Justice Department spokes
man said he knew of no request
for a further postponement or
dismissal of the case.
Civitan Club Outing
The Civitan Club will hold an
outing tomorrow at the Wash
ington Golf and Country Club.
The program, starting at noon,
will include golf, tennis and pool,
followed by a dinner at 7 p.m.
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Third Man Confesses
To Slaying Which
Imprisoned Two
By the Associated Press
FORT WAYNE, Ind., Aug. 22.—
A third man has confessed im
plicatio.n in a series of Fort Wayne
sex slayings for which two other
men already
have been im
One of those
now in prison
is under sen
tence of death
and the other
is serving life.
With three
men on their
hands and four
killings to be
cleared up. au
thorities admit- >
tedly are puz
zjecj Franklin Click.
Fort Wayne Police Chief Lester
M. Jsenhut and Sheriff Harold S,
Zeis of Allen County announced
last night that Franklin Click,
30-year-old celery farm worker,
had confessed two of three slay
ings which had been admitted by
Ralph Lobaugh, 32. a former
Kokomo factory worker.
Admits 1944 Slayings.
The officers said Click admitted
the 1944 slayings of Wilhelmina
Haaga, 38; Anna Kuzeff, 19, and
Phyllis Conine, 16.
Lobaugh confessed the Haaga
and Kuzeff slayings and also the
1945 sex killing of Mrs. Dorothea
Howard, 30, wife of a soldier sta
tioned at Baer Field near Fort
Wayne. Lobaugh pleaded guilty
to the slaying of Mrs. Howard and
received the death sentence.
He repudiated his confessions
to the killings and appealed from
the death sentence, but lost. How
ever, last Saturday his execution
was stayed for 90 days by Gov.
Henry F. Schricker.
Officers who had continued
their investigation despite Lo
oaugh's admissions finally obtained
a first-degree-murder indictment
against Robert V. Christen, 38, a
former Fort Wayne drug clerk, in
the killing of Mrs. Howard.
Sentenced to Life.
Christen, arrested in Denver,
was convicted and sentenced to
life. He has an appeal on file.
Click became involved in the
tangled web of slayings while be
ing questioned about the abduc
tion and rape of a Fort Wayne
housewife last Wednesday night.
He is being held under $10,000
bond on a loitering charge, a
charge often placed by Indiana
police officers against suspects.
The police chief and sheriff said
transcripts of Click's statements
in the three killings were being
typewritten and would be submit
ted to him for signing.
Barkley to Address
Western Party Chiefs
By fh* Associated Press
Vice President Barkley and four
cabinet officers were listed today
as speakers at the Democratic
Western States conference in San
Francisco, September 18 and 19.
"Land, water and jobs” will be
big topics at the meeting of party,
chiefs from 11 Western States.
Other speaker^ will be Interior
Secretary Krug, Labor Secretary
Tobin. Agriculture Secretary Bran
nan. Commerce Secretary Sawyer,
Interior Undersecretary Oscar
Chapman and Interior Assistant
Secretary C. Girard Davidson.
Food Chain Association
To Meet Here October 12
The National Association of
Pood Chains will hold its 16th
annual meeting October 12 to 15
at the Hotel Statler. More than
J.000 major executives of food
hams and super markets, rep
resentatives of manufacturers,
consumer groups and agricultural
interests are expected to attend.
An exhibit of new equipment,
fixtures and supplies will be on
display during the meeting. Nu
merous time-saving and labor
saving devices perfected during
war and postwar periods will be
shown also. The exhibits, by about
50 manufacturing and service con
cerns, will be staffed by* manu
facturers’ representatives from 9
a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 9 to 10
p.m. each day during the meeting.
Catholics Pray for Peace
And Conversion of Russia
Prayers for world peace and the
conversion of Russia were offered
today by Catholics here and else
where at masses marking the feast
of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
The feast was instituted by Pope
Pius VII, increased with proper
Office and Mass by Pope Pius IX,
and extended to the Universal
Church by Pope Pius XII on May
4, 1944. with the date set oerman
ently for August 22. The feast
honors the Immaculate Hca of
Mary as a symbol of her love for
the world.
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