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Chinese Reds Step Up
Offensive on Canton,
Invading Kwangtung
By tht Associated Press
CANTON, Aug. 31.—Chinese
Communist irregulars invaded
Kwangtung Province today. The
Red threat to Canton gained force
along an arc north of the Na
tionalist capital eastward to the
sea.
Press dispatches said Red irreg
ulars, equipped by Gen. Lieu Po
eheng in Communist-held Kiangsi
Province, had knifed into North
eastern Kwangtung and taken
Pingyun, 210 miles northeast of
Canton. They were reported stab
bing on southward from there.
Whether this was the same new
Red drive the Ministry of National
Defense said was threatening
Lungchun was not clear. Lung
ehun is 145 miles from Canton and
65 miles southwest of Pingyun.
This would put it in the path of
the irregulars’ thrust past Ping
run.
Aim to Divert Nationalists.
The ministry did not say wheth
er the threat to Lungchun was by
Red regular or irregular troops.
Neither did it admit the Kwang
tung border had been crossed.
One-eyed Gen. Liu apparently
was trying to force the National
ists to divert part of their strength
to Northeastern Kwangtung to
make full-scale invasion easier for
his regular armies.
Liu has been reported getting
aet for days along the Kwangtung
border west of Pingyun. He has
large troop concentrations poised
*n the Kiennan - Lungnan - Ting
nan triangle 140 miles north
northeast of Canton. Canton is
the Kwangtung provincial capital.
Other forces from Liu’s armies
have overrun Jucheng, 170 miles
north of Canton, and pushed on
to within 30 miles of the Canton
Hankow railway.
If they sever the rail line the
main Nationalist defense force for
South China would be cut off
from its major supply base, Can
ton. Headquarters of Gen. Pai
Chung-hsi are at Hengyang, on
the railway 265 miles north of
Canton. .
Reds Build Up Pressure.
Red pressure was building up
along a big stretch of the rail
way from the east. Civilians be
gan fleeing Kukong. a key rail
point only 125 miles north of
Canton.
The Communist strategy seemed
to be to force Pais big defense
force to retreat southwestward
into his native Kwangsi province
and not defend Canton.
On the southeastern China
front, the Nationalists were re
ported reinforcing Swatow, port
eity east pt Canton, with troops
from Formosa. This move appar
ently was. in anticipation of a'
continued Red drive down the
coast. The coastal push now
threatens Amoy.
Swatow probably will become
mainland headquarters of the
southeast China command if Amoy
falls.
The ministry indirectly conced
ed a Communist landing on Mei
shan Island fringing the Chusan
group 115 miles southeast of
Shanghai. It reported fierce
fighting on Meishan.
Many Foreign Diplomats
To Quit Nanking Soon
NANKING (Communist - occu
pied China), Aug. 31 <JP).—Many
foreign diplomats, an authorita
tive source said, were ordered
home today by governments tired
of trying to do business with the
Reds.
The list, this source said, is
headed by French Ambassador
Jacques Meyrier, dean of the Nan
king diplomatic corps.
Embassies, legations and staffs
will be trimmed to consular or
caretaker size as soon as trans
portation becomes available for
the diplomats.
Many plan to leave on the
American liner General Gordon
when it calls at Shanghai late
next month.
Ambassador Meyrier is expected
to leave aboard the French ship
Marechal JofTre, which is sched
uled to arrive in Shanghai in
mid-October to take out French
nationals and other foreigners.
Others leaving Nanking, this
source said, are the Dutch Am
bassador, Baron F. C. van Aerssen;
Canadian Ambassador T. C. Davis,
Siamese Ambassador Phya Ab
hibal Rajamaitri, British Minister
L. H. Lamb and Counsellor John
Wesley Jones, chief of the Amer
ican Embassy office in Nanking.
British Ambassador Sir Ralph
Stevenson reportedly will remain
In Nanking for the time being.
The fall of Canton may signal
his departure with other common
wealth amabssadors such as the
Indian and Australian.
The American Embassy office in
Nanking is being cut sharply. Its
staff will be headed by Second
Secretary Leonard L. Bacon. The
Embassy itself is based in the Brit
ish crown colony of Hong Kong.
Staff members commute daily to
Canton by air and are expected
to go to Chungking if the Nation
alist government flees there from
Canton.
American Ambassador J. Leigh
ton Stuart left here early in Au
gust. He is now in Washington.
D.C. Man Held in County
In Assault on Wife
A Washington man who is ac
cused by Montgomery County po
lice with attempting to cut his
estranged wife with a razor after
breaking into the Bethesda home
where she is employed has been
arrested on charges of burglars
and assault.
He is John Mickels, 36, colored
ef the 600 block of Forty-seventh
gtreet N.E. Police said he broke
Into the home of Mr. and Mrs
*. 8. Idol, 6619 Elgin lane. Mon
day and assaulted Mrs. Lcstim
Mickels, 25, a colored maid.
A hearing will be held at H
a.m. September 9 in Bethesds
Police Court.
Hans Kindler Dies at His Summer Home
Dr. Hans Kindler, 56. founder
and former conductor of the Na
tional Symphony Orchestra, died
yesterday at his summer home at
Watch Hill, R. I.
He underwent an operation for
a stomach disorder about two
weeks ago in a Boston hospital.
His widow, Mrs. Persis Myers
Hill Kindler, said he returned to
Watch Hill last Thursday, appar
ently on the road to recovery, but
that he suffered a sudden relapse.
The operation was the second for
the same ailment in two years.
Dr. Kindler's death came less
than six months after his fare
well concert as the National Sym
phony’s leader.
Center of Controversy.
Center of controversy since a
mass meeting of symphony back
ers considered—and indorsed—
his directorship last year, the
Dutch-born ex-cellist first revealed
his decision to quit the symphony
last November. Explaining the
decision, he cited the strain of
his 18 years at the orchestra’s
head, but denied his health was
the reason and said that he
planned to continue his musical
career.
In June he returned to Wash
ington briefly after his last
European tour before going to
Rhode Island for the summer.
Greeting reporters at his home at
2124 Bancroft place N.W., he ap
peared in the best of spirits and
insisted he was in excellent health.
Two years ago the 6-foot, 1-inch
conductor, who always made a
robust appearance on the podlunj.
was forced to relinquish the baton
for the last few weeks of the con
cert season to undergo the first
operation. The emergency gave
Howard Mitchell, Dr. Kindler’s
successor, his first major conduct
ing opportunity.
Formed Symphony at 38.
At the time his leadership was
publicly discussed last year. Dr.
Klndler was on a ship en route to
Europe. Informed by telephone
that a 3-to-l vote had supported
him, he expressed gratification
and he later said his resignation
was not influenced by any criti
cism. He admitted, however, that
he did not feel the Symphony
Board members acted “properly”
in putting his status before a
public meeting and to friends he
made It plain he felt strongly on
this subject.
Dr. Kindler was only 38 when
he came here in 1931 to organize
Washington’s first successful sym
phnoy orchestra.
Three earlier attempts had
failed and it was at the height of
the depression, but the young cello
virtuoso, who already had an in
ternational reputation as a soloist
and had been Leopold Stokowski’s
first cellist in the Philadelphia
Orchestra for five years, mus
tered financial backing from 97
citizens and boldly launched the
attempt.
Inaugurated Watergate.
During the 18 years that fol
lowed, the young orchestra had
to weather recurrent financial
troubles a wage dispute with a
union and a war. Several times
it seemed about to go under. But
always civic support rallied, and
before Dr. Kindler’s tenure ended
he had a musical body grown toj
(Continued From First Page.!
was handed over to Russian offi
cers In a brief ceremony.
How much Russian pressure
was behind the decision could be
answered only at the Soviet Em
bassy. In the press release yes
terday, the Russians said Barsov
first appeared at the Embassy July
28, leaving a written request “toi
take him under its protection and
return him to his native country.”
One Army spokesman in Aus
tria privately chided the State
Department for “acting with more
haste than Judgment in author
izing Barsov’s release.
"There are at least three Amer
icans missing in the Russian zone
of Austria and at least two Amer
icans missing in the Russian zone
of Germany,” he said. "We did
not even try to bargain Barsov’s
return for the return of our own
pfople.”
Barsov’s eventual fate also gave
Viennese circles conversation fod
der. American sources expected
the flyer to be used for propa
ganda attacks against the United
States for a few weeks and then
to drop from sight.
It was recalled how Russia’s
latest note to Yugoslavia de
nounced deserters.
Got Passport in July.
The Russian news release re
porting Barsov’s disappearance
and creating a quick sensation
told how his plea for forgiveness
was answered with a passport last
July.
Visiting the Embassy again
August 17, Barsov left about 5:30
p.m., after saying he would return
that evening or the next day, the
Russians said. But he didn’t come
back—nor did he return to his
Dr. Kindler is shown in action with the National Symphony.
—Star Staff Photo.
100 players giving concerts in
nearly 50 cities in addition to
those here.
One of his most spectacular
achievements «u the inaugura
tion of the summer Watergate
concerts, an outdoor series at
tracting thousands that has taken
its place among the country’s
leading summer music events. Dr.
Kindler himself was credited with
selection of the Watergate site.
Another of his special inter
ests, from the first season, was
the annual student concert series
in the city’s schools. Until his ill
health of two years ago. Dr.
Kindler led these informal pro
grams himself, and many a Wash
ington youngster found his first
musical inspiration in the con
ductor’s Dutch-accented, pictur
esque comments on the selections
performed.
Championed American Music.
In the adult music world. Dr.
Kindler established a notable
reputation as a champion of
American music. Many a young
composer heard first perform
ances of his works under Dr.
Kindler’s baton, and in one year
the National Symphony led all
other orchestras in the number of
such works on its program.
An occasional composer himself,
Dr. Kindler surprised the music
world last March with the disclos
ure of & musical hoax he had kept
secret for a year and a half. Un
der the name Philip Henry, he had
written—and led many times—a
short work entitled "Pacific Noc
turne,” supposedly inspired by a
Pacific island during wartime. Dr.
Kindler aimed the joke at a Wash
ington critic who praised this work
but jibed at music played under
Dr. Kindler’s own name.
Dr. Kindler led concerts in many
of the world’s great cities, includ
ing two with the National Sym
phony in New York and with other
orchestras in Vienna, Paris, Lon
don, Brussels, Prague, Stockholm
and Rome. He made several tours
of Latin America. One of his most
recent appearances was with the
Philadelphia Orchestra last win
ter. His work also has been pre
served on recordings.
Born in Rotterdam on January
8,'■.189$,- he was already playifjfc
room it the Alturas Hotel, 1500
Sixteenth street N.W.
The reason was simple enough.
Agents of the Justice Depart
ment,’s Immigration and Naturali
zation were shadowing Barsov.
When he left the Embassy, they
arrested him.
The Justice Department said
it was fully aware the Russians
had issued Barsov his passport.
In fact, after detaining him for
six days at Ellis Island, it sent him
back to Europe with that pass
port.
“Recently it came to tlife at
tention of the Government au
thorities that Barsov, who has a
wife and child in the Soviet Union,
wanted to return to the USSR,”
the Justice Department statement
said. “As a result the Depart
ment of Justice returned him tq
Europe in accordance with the
usual procedure.”
As to the second Russian flyer,
the statement said: b
“Mr. Pirogov has continued to
express a firm desire to remain in
the United States and the appro
priate governmental authorities
have indorsed his request for ex
tention of stay.” That request is
now pending before immigration
authorities.
Arrived February.
Barsov and Pirogov reached the
United States February 4 as po
litical refugees. After they
crash-landed in Austria, they told
how they had planned the sensa
tional escape for a year. A ser
geant who was “kidnaped” in the
quick getaway, was permitted to
return to Germany.
At a news conference at Linz,
Barsov said he was oposed to the
Communist ideology, adding:
“I will do anything the United
States asks me to do if they do
not use force. I will fight for the
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both the cello and piano by the
age of 13. He made a solo ap
j pearance with the Berlin Phil
! harmonic on his chosen instru
ment. the cello, at 17, and ob
i tained both a university and con
! servatory education before coming
I to this country in 1914 at the
I age of 21.
Prevented by the war from re
j turfting to Holland, he joined the
Philadelphia Orchestra and later
became a celebrated cello soloist,
being dubbed by one critic “the
Kreisler of the cello.’’
When he came to Washington
to build an orchestra, the com
j munity was quick to honor him.
George Washington University
awarded him an honorary degree
| of doctor of music in 1932. A few
years later he was elected presi
dent of the Washington Arts Club.
In 1939 he was given the Library
! of Congress’ Elizabeth Sprague
! Coolidge Medal for service to
chamber music, and he also was
' honored with an award by the
| government of his native Holland.
Rewed 15 Months Ago.
At his Anal National Symphony
concert last March, the retiring
conductor received a testimonial
from the symphony’s board citing
his services in building up the
orchestra. Friends presented him
with a book containing congratu
latory messages from President
Truman and many of the world's
leading musicians.
-Dr. Klndler wras married to the
former Mrs. Persis Myers Hill,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George
Hewitt Myers, in a private cere
mony 15 months ago. He was di
vorced from his first wife.
In addition to the Arts Club, he
held memberships in the Cosmos
Club, Friday Morning Music Club,
Federated Music Clubs, Baltimore
Hamilton Club and Philadelphia
Music Club.
Three Children Survive.
Survivors include two sons, Don
and Jan, both of Jessup, Md.. and
a daughter, Mrs. Helen Behrens
of Paris, France, all by his first
wife: twin grandchildren, Eric and
Christine Behrens, and a sister,
Mrs. Carel Wirtz of Baltimore.
Arrangements for the funeral
which will be private, have not
been completed. Burial is expected
f to be at Dr. Kindler s farm, Iris
1 Hill, in Jessup.
United States—if they do nbt use
force on me.”
After the Virginia tour, the
flyers went to New York and Con
necticut. Pirogov has continued
to work on the book for which a
pubishing firm has contracted.
Left Family July 22.
Mr. and Mrs. Boris Labensky of
Stratford, Conn., said Barsov lived
with them for two months this
i summer, leaving July 22 for New
| York. It was during this time
j that Barsov collaborated with
Pirogov on the book, Mrs. Laben
sky said.
While at the home Barsov stud
ied basic English and applied
himself with zest to “Americaniz
ing” himself, she added.
Two weeks after leaving the
home Barsov returned to pick up
some belongings. He told her he
was working at a New York cloth
ing factory and expressed no de
sire to return to Russia, Mrs.
Labensky said.
Capt. Kerrins Named
Chief Ship Inspector
By *h« Associated Press
NORFOLK. Va„ Aug. 31.—
I Capt. Joseph A. Kerrins, U.S.C.G.,
will become chief merchant ma
rine inspection officer of the 5th
Coast Guard District, it was an
nounced yesterday.
He will relieve Capt. Eugene
Carlson, U.S.C.G., who will retire
September 30 after 15 years in
Government service.
Capt. Kerrins is secretary of
the United Coast Guard Merchant
Council, a liaison organization in
Washington. He is a native of
Boston and was graduated from
the Coast Guard Academy in 1027.
Hawaii Firms Accept
New York Strike Talk,
But Doubt Success
fty th« Associated Press
HONOLULU, Aug. 31.—Hawai
ian employers pessimistically ac
cepted an invitation' today to
enter New York negotiations on
September 7 to end the 123-day
dock strike.
Acceptance of Federal Media
tor Cyrus Ching’s request for the
September meeting was voiced by
Chairman W. Russell Starr of the
employers’ negotiators.
Union acceptance is assured. A
meeting of the CIO Longshore
men’s and Warehousemen’s Strike
Strategy Committee will be held
this morning, Robert McElrath.
its spokesman, said.
Will Be Settled on Wage*.
In a statement last midnight
Mr. Starr said:
“The strike is going to be set
tled on the money because wages
are the basic issue.’’
The ILWU struck May 1 for a
32-cents-an-hour increase in tfie
$1.40 wage.
The money issue, Mr. Starr said,
"can be settled as well in Hawaii
as in New York, but since Harry
Bridges (union president) has
persistently refused to negotiate
seriously in Hawaii and has in
sisted that settlement can only
be reached outside Hawaii, we
have notified the United States
Conciliation Service that our
company representatives will
agree to go to New York in yet
another effort to end the strike.
No Cause for Optimism.
“We will be present for the
meeting with Mr. Ching and
Harry Bridges and his committee
at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Septem
ber 7.
“If by transferring negotiations
j to the East Coast we can get the
'ILWU seriously down to work we
| are willing to try. However, we
jdo not approach the prospect of
,New York talks in optimism:
“Unless the union comes down
into a reasonable area of settle
ment, substantially below 14 cents
(an hour increase) there is no
more promise of an end to the
strike in New York than there is
in Hawaii.
“Our companies offered wage
increases first of 8 cents, then
of 12 cents, then agreed to an
emergency territorial board find
ing of 14 cents. The ILWU has
rejected all these avenues of settle
ment.
Chine Invokes Taft Act.
“We share with every person
in the islands the hope the ILWU
will not pursue in New York the
same delaying tactics it has pur
sued in Hawaii during four long,
harmful months of blockade
tactics aimed at producing stale
mate and finally arbitration of
wages.”
Mr. Ching, director of the
United States Conciliation Serv
ice, made his bid for labor peace
in the islands under provisions of
the Taft-Hartley Law. The law
requires employers and unions to
“participate fully and promptly”
in meetings called by the Con
ciliation Service in labor disputes
disrupting the free flow of com
merce.
Mr. Ching asked that both sides
be represented in New York by
representatives fully authorized to
make a binding settlement.
A hearing on a request by the
union for an injunction against
Hawaii’s recently enacted dock
seizure law was scheduled today
in Federal Court.
Old Hardy Homestead
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old Hardy homestead, a three
story brick residence.
It was once the home of Miss
Mary P. Hardy, who later became
Mrs. Arthur MacArthur, mother
of General Douglas MacArthur.
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used as a residence for many
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control of the economic and po
litical life of the city. The Ger
man Communist Party in this
struggle has been aided, advised,
directed and supported by the
Russian occupying troops and the
Russian military administration.
It is impractical to separate the
missions of the Soviet military
administration. It is impractical
to separate the missions of the
| Soviet military administration and
I the Communist Party.”
Gen. Howley noted that Ber
liners had rebuffed the Commu
nists in local elections and said
economic and political control of
the city slipped further and fur
ther from the hands of the Com
munist Party and the new Soviet
military administration.
“The efforts to hold and increase
those controls have been the basic
cause of Allied friction in Berlin.”
Gen. Howley declared.
His summary reviewed the ma
jor events of the four years he
spent in Berlin, including the
Soviet blockade, the Allied coun
terblockade and airlift.
“Today,” he concluded, "the
United States and its Allies, Brit
ain and France, enjoy a prestige
in Berlin far greater than at any
time since the war; Berlin looks
forward to an opportunity to con
tinue its progress along the path
of democracy.”
Adirondack Park, N. Y„ covers
3,281 square miles, has 2,200 lakes,
19 peaks above 4.000 feet and can
accommodate 1,000,000 campers
daily.
Temperance Leader Dies
DES MOINES, Aug. 31 (JP).—
The Rev. W. J. Herwig, 74, super
intendent of the Iowa Temperance
League, died unexpectedly yes
terday of a heart attack. He spent
45 years in temperance work and
for 20 years headed temperance
organizations in Washington
State and Oregon.
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Sport Coats
26—$15 Cotton Cord Coats-$7.50
Reg. 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 44; long, 36, 37.
18— $25 Rayon Sportcoat* $12.50
Reg. 36. 37, 38, 39, 42, 46; long, 38, 39, 40*
short, 37, 38.
4—$20 Cotton-rayon Coat#-$10
Reg. 36, 42; long, 37, 46.
2— $16.50 Rayon Sport Coats,
Cocoa-$8.25
Long, 36-37.
16— $17.95 Cardigan Jackets. $12.95
22—$27.50 All Wool
Sport Coats_-$21.75
19— $32.50 & $35 Sport Coats $24.75
Topcoats
1—$55 Tan Covert-$27.50
Reg. 36.
4—$70 Coverts & Gabardine#... $35
Reg. 1/44, 1/46; short, 2/40.
Hats, Shoes
54—$5 to $10 Straws &
Panamas -$2.50-$5
5/6, 5/8, 9/6, 3/4, 14/6, 7/8, 15/7, 5/7%, «/7,
5/8.
88—$15 Beaver Felt Hats-$8.85
All sizes, grey, willow, brown.
18—$7.50 to $10 Felt Hats-$4.95
4/7, 8/7%, 2/7, 3/8, 4/7%.
88—$14.95 to $17.95 Bostonian
& Footsaver Sport Shoes $10.85
AA, 1/9, 1/10, 1/12; A, 3/8, 2/8%, 1/9, 1/9%,
1/11; B. 9/7, 4/7%, 11/8, 6/8%, 4/10, 3/11,
1/11%; C, 2/6, 2/6%, 3/7, 2/8, 2/8%, 1/9,
1 9%. 2/10, 1/10%. 2/11; D, 2/6, 7/6%. 2/7,
1/7%, 1/8, 2/9. 3/9%, 1/10, 2/10%, 2/11.
21—$9.95 to $11.95 Mansfield
Sport Shoes-$6.85
A, 1/8. 1/11; B, 3/7. 1/7%, 38. 1/8%, 1/11;
C, 2/6%, 1/7, 2/7%, 2/8, 1/10%; D, 1/7.
1 —--Ladies9 Shop Clearance
22—$8.95 to $14.95 Cottons,
Spun Rayons.---*4
Broken sizes, 10 to 20.
15—$14.95 to $29.95
Dressy Dresses-®»
Including prints, rayon chiffons and sheers,
silk shantungs. Broken sizes 9 to II.
10— $9.95 to $12.95 Swimsuits $5.85
Elasticized knits, satin lastex, nylon lastex.
14—$14.95 to $17.95 Satin Lastex
and Nylon Swim Suits- $9.85
11— $3.95 to $5.95 Pedal Pushers $1
In denim, corduroy, wool. Sizes 8 and 10
only.
12— $3.95 to $5.95
Pedal Pushers-$1.95
In spun rayon, denim, sizes 10 to 14 and 18.
12—$2.95 to $4.95 Shorts-$1.55
In sizes 10 and 12 only.
11—$3.95 Denim Jackets-$1.55
Sizes 10 to 18.
5—$5.95 Black Rayon-Faille
Skirts_$2.85
Sizes 10 to 18.
15—$4.95 to $8.95 Rayon Crepe,
Cotton, Silk Blouses-$2.85
Sizes 30 to 38.
5—$19.95 White Rayon Suits-$7
Sizes 16 and 18 only.
10_$17.95 to $22.95 Wool Toppers $8
In black, navy and light colors. Sizes 10
to 20.
14—$35 to $39.50 Toppers-$16
In tweeds and solid colors. Also a few long
gabardine coats, sizes 10 to 16.
Here’s your chance to save! Don’t miss it! In addition to the many
values listed above there are many, many more opportunities to
buy at drastic reductions in ,our Advance Sale of Fall clothing.
* SINCE 1911 . . . FAMOUS FOR FAMOUS MAKES
37th Year at 1319 F Street ^
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