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B-36 Probe Adjourns
To Await Report on Symington Evidence By Robert K. Walsh A Navy court of inquiry investi gating the origin of a document attacking the Air Force's B-36 program decided today to adjourn until a House committee decides whether to give it a report con taining statements of Air Secre-j tary Symington. Refusal of Mr. Symington to testify personally caused the three-admiral court to announce today that it "has gone as far as It can with evidence available at this time.” The Symington refusal was backed up by Secretary of the Navy Matthews. In a directive to the court. Secretary Matthews said that “it would not best serve the purposes for which the court of inquiry was convened to require the Secretary of (he Air Force to appear before your court against his will.” After ordering the adjournment. Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid, president of the court, told re porters the verbal tug-of-war between the court and Mr. Sym ington during the last three days should not be regarded as "bick ering.” Conference Preceded Directive. He also maintained that the j directive by Secretary Matthews "is not to be construed as a slapping-down of this court.” He disclosed that Mr. Matthews wrote the directive after conferring with the three admirals and with their -full concurrence.” Secretary Symington notified Secretary Matthews late yesterday he was unwilling to testify at this time before the naval court because he already has turned over to the House Armed Services: Committee most of the informa-j tion he has on the B-36 contro versy. He explained this is contained in an Air Force Office of Special Investigation report to the com mittee and that Chairman Vinson has stated that the report will not be released to the naval court until the committee decides, whether it should be given out. The committee is to reconvene Oc tober 5. Another reason given by Secre tary Symington for refusing to appear before the court was that auch an appearance might indi cate he was “entering into an inter-service controversy.” The court has been trying to determine whether any Navy em-! ployes besides Cedric R. Worth, j suspended civilian assistant to Undersecretary of the Navy Kim ball, prepared the memorandum! -that spread rumors of faulty per formance by the B-36 super; bomber and fraud in its buying. Mr. Worth has assumed full re sponsibility for the memorandum that set off the House committee Investigation last month. Adjournment Order Explained. Admiral Kinkaid explained that today’s adjournment order does not mean that the court neces sarily has completed its hearings or that it is ready to make recommendations to the Secretary of the Navy. Because of the existence of probably further evidence in the report now held by the Armed Services Commit tee. he said, the nival court can make no further move until it knows definitely whether that evidence will be made available. The only information that the court wants from Secretary Sym ington, he said, is whether he can shed any light on the origin of the Worth document. "The evidence is there in the report of the Air Force OSI,” Ad miral Kinkaid commented, “we hope to get it, if we do get it, there may be further proceedings. If we don’t get it, we probably will start preparing our report to the Secretary of the Navy.” Said He Knew Names. As a witness last month before the House committee, Mr. Symington said he knew the names of those involved in the then mysterious memo. The naval court wanted to question him on that point. It sent a request to his office late Wednesday and wras informed he had gone to New York, but would “consider” any questions sub mitted to him. On his return early yesterday he wrote the court that he would receive any ques tions the court cared to send to his office. Admiral Kinkaid then declared Mr. Symington’s "physical pres enpe" was needed because evidence at the inquiry might later be used at a trial and because interested parties such as Mr. Worth had a right to cross-examine witnesses. Forrestal Kept Diary. The court’s judge advocate. Capt. Sanford B. D. Wood, made an appointment to see Secretary Symington at 4 p.m. He arrived «n the dot, had to wait 8 minutes, was ushered into the Secretary’s office, and came out 45 seconds later. He explained he had been handed a letter to take to Secre tary Matthews. He conferred with the Navy Secretary for half an hour. The Symington letter, contain ing reasons for refusing to testify, was given out by the Air Force and Secretary Matthews sent his directive to the court. Congress in Brief By the Associated Press Senate: Considers military pay bill. Agriculture Subcommitte con tinues inquiry into spread between prices paid farmers and those charged consumers. Labor and Public Welfare Com mittee considers legislation setting up a Fair Employment Practices Commission. Bouse: Adjourned until Monday. Marriage of Gould Heiress 9 j And Naval Officer Called Off Mrs. Silvia Gould and Lt. Comdr. Ernest Hoefer. jr., shown together recently at a New York night club. —AP Wirephoto. Wedding guests were returning home today after the scheduled mairiage of Heiress Silvia Gould to a Washington Naval officer was called off, friends said, because of the officer's determination to re main in the service. Lt. Comdr. Ernest Hoefer, jr„ of 3300 block of Connecticut avenue N.W., was to have married the socially prominent heiress to the Jay Gould fortune at a ceremony set for tomorrow at the Gould family estate. Furlough Lodge near Fleischmanns, New York. Friends and relatives of the couple had begun to assemble when the heiress' mother, Mrs. Kingdon Gould, announced that plans for the wedding had been cancelled By “mutual consent." The announcement was made through an attorney. Comdr. Hoefer. a native of She boygan, Wis., and a graduate of the Naval Academy and Harvard University, had rented an apart ment on Connecticut avenue in which he and his intended bride planned to live, friends said. .He has been attending a Naval school here for the past year. Friends of the couple were quot ed as saying that Mrs. Gould had asked Comdr. Hoefer to resign from the Navy because she did not want him to be sent into for eign service. She was said to have preferred that he enter busi ness in New York. Silva. Gould, twice married previously, is a great-grand daughter of Financier Jay Gould. She is a grand niece of the Duchess de Tallyrand and a cousin of Lord Decies, an Irish peer. Comdr. Hoefer’s best man was to have been his brother, Ensign Bruce R. Hoefer, U. S. N., of 3800 Porter street N.W. The matron of honor was to have been Mrs. Guy Martin of 3117 Woodley road N.W., a sister of Mrs. Gould. The couple had planned to make their home in Washington after a honeymoon in Bermuda. Mrs. Gould has two children by her first marriage to Charles Dab ney Thompson. Her second hus band was Robert Parker, jr., for eign correspondent and wartime OWI officer in the European theater. Apparently Dead Cells In Bone Revived by Chemical Process Sy the Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Sept. 23.—Bone cells which apparently were dead have been brought back to life, four chemists reported to i i»i. j r-1 > t>*r> ji»i At, day. The bone cells were revived so they could again act as they should, they told the American Chemical Society. The revived cells were more powerful than be fore in their ability to mineralize This far-reachmg discovery opens up a number of new possi bilities. One is learning more about how to produce good bones and teeth in humans. Another is better treatment of abnormal bone formation, or control of ab normal ossification or hardening that sometimes occurs in muscles, brain, arteries, kidneys and other parts of the body. Blood Regulates Composition. Still a third is a new approach to removing lead or harmful radio active materials that might lodge in human bones. The new work was announced by Sidney Nobel, Albert Sobel, ‘Albert Hanok and Alexander S. Wplffe of the Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn and Polytechnic Insti tute of Brooklyn. They had found, they said, that the blood regulates the composi tion of bones and teeth. But why only bones and teeth mineralize or harden was a mystery. They discovered that some chemicals destroy the ability of bone cells to ossify. These include salts of magnesium, copper, strontium and ordinary table salt. These salts would destroy the mineralizing power of bone cells, regardless of whether there was a lot or no calcium present. Calcium* is a main ingredient of bones. Killed Bone Cells. Using bits of bone taken from living animals, they apparently killed the bone cells by treating them with these salts. Then, they said, they revived the bone cells and restored their ability to mineralize by treating them with calcium chloride. “This treatment was so effective that the ossifying power of the bone cell was about twice as great as before its destruction,” the chemists reported. The bone cells can be revived up to half a day after their ap parent death, and possibly after a full day, the chemists said. In their tests they used bones from animals suffering from rickets. Arosemena Quits Hospital BALTIMORE, Sept. 23 (JP).— Carlos Julio Arosemena, Vice Pres ident of Ecuador, was discharged yesterday from Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he had undergone a series of checkups. ’49 D05)@E Immediate Delivery • Full delivery a M 0^ ■■ Price, 6-pass. SI n ■ V sedan Including W Mm ^^B BJ% de luxe equip- ™ V mint, only ^^0 ■ M ■ ■ $1.876! ■ ^0 ^W • 2-year. 25. OOO-mlle guar- HAWKI antee! Lib eral U\J TV Pi t r a d e - In for your car! LEO ROCCA k Dodge-Plymouth Direct Fectery Dealers 430) Conn. Avt. EM. 7900 Mrs. Brennan Claims Son Shot Wooldridge In Self-Defense ty th« Atteciatcd Pr«M DOVER, Del.. Sept. 23.—Mrs. Inez Brennan testified today her “lonely hearts" correspondent, Wade N. Wooldridge, 67. was slain in self-defense bj^ftpt^JC-year-old son Robert. Pale but calm, the 46-year-old woman took the stand at the second defense session of the! trial. Her son is charged with murder in the death of Mr, Wool- i dridge County, Va., and she is charged with being an accessory. Mrs. Brennan flatly denied the State charge that she ordered Robert to kill Mr. Wooldridge. Uninvited Guest. Mr. Wopldridge, she testified, came to her farm last October 10. unannounced and uninvited. After dinner, she said, Mr. Wool dridge went out to inspect the farm and a few minutes later Mrs.! Dolly Dean, a boarder, came ini and told her: “Bobby shot Mr. Wooldridge.” “In a minute or so Bobby came' in," MrCs. Brennan continued in a calm voice. “He told Dolly: ‘I had to do| it. You know I had to do it. He! pulled a knife on me.’ Brothers on Stand. “I asked Bobby: ‘Why, oh why, did you do it?’ “He just stood there crying and didn’t answer me.” Ro'bert’s brothers, George, 18, and Raymond, 23, took the stand yesterday to testify that articles j previously identified as belonging to Mr. Wooldridge actually be longed to them. George Brennan, first witness called by Defense Attorney Ben jamin R. Donolow, identified as his a two-hand, cross-cut saw which earlier had been identified by Mrs. Bessie Ayers as having belonged to Mr. Wooldridge. Mrs. Ayers is a daughter of Mr. Wool dridge. George said he bought the saw at a Philadelphia store in August, 1942, while living with his father there. Later, when he went to live with his mother, George said he took the saw with him. He added that he left it on the Bren nan farm when he joined the Army last February. Raymond Brennan, who said he lived with his mother, identified as his a 12-gauge shotgun, also listed by Mrs. Ayers as belonging to her father. Raymond said he bought it in Laurel Springs, N. J. —where the Brennans formerly lived—in 1947 for $10 and could identify it positively because the firing pin had been broken and he had mended it. George and Raymond are to be tried on charges of being ac cessories to the crime. Sales Department OPEN SATURDAYS i Immediate delivery on certain models i in all aeries—76, 88, 98—of the new 1949 Futuramie Oldtmobile! DEMONSTRATIONS t^TR S P.M. KMX 1 N»w York Are. N.E., RE. St4« Thompson Race Fate To Be Decided Today At Aeronautic Session fty th« Associated Press The fate of the World's classic air race, the $40,000 Thompson Trophy event, came up for deci sion today in a meeting of sport ing aviation leaders. The question before the Na tional Aeronautic Association’s Contest Board was: Whether to discontinue the free-for-all Labor Day feature of the National Air Races, or to move the event from its traditional Cleveland site to wide-open spaces where accidents would not endanger the public. The NAA is the American rep resentative of the Federation Aeronnautique Internationale, the recognized body for inter national flying records. In that role NAA sanctions competitive flying events, a step necessary to have performances recorded with the FAI. Must Get CAA Consent. However, the final decision ap peared to rest more strongly with | the Civil Aeronautics Administra tion, Federal agency charged with | enforcing Flying regulations re specting public safety. CAA con sent in the form of a waiver must be obtained to fly racing ships at low altitudes, and over courses | laid out to minimize danger to persons and property. Free-for-all racing, open to | planes of any size and power, be came an issue of national interest when Pilot Bill Odom crashed jinto a Berea (Ohio) home on the j fringe of the 15-mile course last Labor Day. Mr. Odom was killed and so were a mother and her in fant son, trapped in the smashed and burning house. Mr. Odom had won fame by two record-setting flights around the world and one world distance rec ord for light planes. He was a newcomer to closed course or pylon racing. The sanction contract for the National Air Races is held by the Cleveland Air Foundation, with six more years to go under the agreement. May Seek New Site. There have been strong indica tions from D. W. Rentzel. Civil Aeronautics administrator, that waivers will be refused in the fu ture for unlimited class racing over courses laid out in populated areas. Sport flying leaders also have indicated that the Thompson race and others of its class have out grown areas such as Cleveland, where a course cannot be laid out without flying near homes. There is a strong possibility that some city in the Southwest where suitable space for a course eould be found will be the scene of the next Thompson race, if another one is held. Inquiries have been received from Dallas and Houston, Tex., and Oklahoma City, among others. Chosen to preside at today's meeting was Roger Wolf Kahn, no&d once a$.a band leader and ■later as frpilotfwho Is chief timer at the National Air Races. Cook Cleland Says His Profit On 2 Races Was Only $1,100 CLEVELAND. Sept. 23 (£>).—A “profit”fftonlv $1,100 was realized by Cook^Cleland on the $27,350 which his two racing planes won at the National Air Races this year. The pilot made this statement last night in a talk before the Cleveland Junior Chamber of Commerce. Cleland won the Thompson Trophy race on Labor Day. His other plane, piloted by Benjamin W. McKillen, won the Tinnerman Trophy race and was third in the Thompson. McKillen is associated with Cleland in the operation of an airport at suburban Willoughby. The heavy cost of owning and operating a high-speed plane was given as the cause of the low profit. He said that in 1947, when he won the Thompson for the first time, he had a deficit of $100. That year, two of his planes finished and a third crashed. Peron Senate Approves Bill To Bar Attacks on Officials By the Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 23.— The Argentine Senate approved new laws yesterday which provide severe punishment for written and spoken attacks on public of ficials. The bills already have passed the Chamber of Deputies. Due to slight amendments in the Senate they will have to be sent back to the lower house before becoming law. The Senators approved various amendments to the penal code which will limit freedom of the press. All members of the upper house are members of President Juan D. Peron’s party. Fines are provided for those who “threaten to injure • * * or offend the dignity” of public offi cials because of the way they conduct their offices. If the of fended official is the President. Vice President, a Congressman or cabinet member, the penalty is from six months to three years. Editors are made responsible for what they print. iimnnk AiWtr Did You Say FIREPLACE Curtain Screens tromwell's offer o choice of 10 different attached and standing styles Positive protection arainst fir lnr sparks . . . decorative touch to any fireplace. Brine measure ments of heiehth and width of yonr fireplace. D. L BROMWELL 710 12tk St. N.W. k Just Above G Talmadge Statue To Be Unveiled In Atlanta Today fty th« Associated Press ATLANTA, Sept. 23.—'The statue of Eugene Talmadge, elected governor of Georgia four times, will be unveiled here today. The bronze and stone memorial will be accepted by Gov. Herman Talmadge Gene’s son. Picnic tables have been set up on the Capitol lawn for the 6,000 visitors expected for the unveiling and speech-making. The'monument will be unveiled by Bobby and Eugene Talmadge, Gene’s grandsons and Herman’s sons. The 22'2-foot memorial shows the late governor standing in a rumpled coat, left hand jammed into his coat pocket and right hand outstretched. About 35,000 Georgians con tributed to a fund to finance the statue. Fall Arrives With Forecast Of Sunny Day Tomorrow Summer officially ended early today on a rather damp note but the Weather Bureau promised clearing weather by tonight, fol lowed by a sunny and cool day tomorrow. The heavy rain which struck Washington last night dumped 1.09 inches of rain on the city —described by the .bureau as ‘considerable”. Another brief but heavy thun dershower struck the city around 11 o'clock this morning, but quickly moved on. * The forecast called for the skies to clear by late afternoon and the thermometer to rise to about 72 degrees. Tonight will be fair and cooler with a low of 48 degrees expected. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny and cool. Yesterday’s high was 81 degrees recorded at 3:56 p.m. and the low last night was 59 degrees at 2:58 a.m. The official passing of summer came 4 seconds after 5:06 o’clock this morning when the sun reached its most northerly point and now is headed south agairf. BVitish 'Continued From First Page', of the Board of Traded and Aneurin Bevan. Minister of Health. Winston Churchill is expected to lead the opposition Conserva tives in a wide-ranging attack on the government's whole financial policy since it took office in 1945. His lieutenants in the debate will be Deputy Leader Anthony Eden, Oliver Stanley and Oliver Lyttel ton. The government decision to climax the debate with a demand for a vote of confidence came as a surprise to the British public. The Conservatives already had let it be known that th£y were not going to .ask for a vote of censure. ; :Labor .members'oXJBtflianSfent Vrtll meet Tti^)Af“mwrning, Be fore the debate begins. Mr. Attlee is expected to lay down the law to the doubtful ones: Support the government or get out of the party. The Jjabor government can call gyenegfr: riMPW’JMriW* ■» ween now and npxt Juljr. ^rhen Its term of office expires* Most informed gusses have been that the Attlee cabinet will want to wait until the impact of the cheaper pound has been absorbed by the public. Sunday Reading . . . Echoes of the steel dispute are sure to be heard in future contract negotiations in other industries. In particular, other unions will make a ma jor issue of the noncontribu tory pensfon plan. This out look is explored by Raymond P. Brandt in Sunday’s Edi torial Section. Sherman Minton, newest Supreme Court appointee, was known in the Senate as a "rubber stamp for Roosevelt.” A close look at some of his court opinions since then shows his New Deal views have not worn off. Staff Writer Robert K. Walsh ex amines Judge Minton’s career in another Editorial Section article. Highlighting The Sunday Star Pictorial Magazine are three pages of newly discov ered photographs by the fa mous Civil War photographer, Mathew Brady. The plates, found in a New York barn, were wrapped in copies of The Star dated 1874. These and many other spe cial features supplement the usual thorough and accurate news content of &mt&ag Star I The Federal Spotlight Pay Legislation Passage Seen Despite Coalition Opposition By Joseph Young Despite the fact that a new coalition bloc is forming among some Republicans and Southern Democrats to water down or block Federal pay legislation administration officials express confidence the legislation program will be enacted into law this year. A group of AFL employe leaders visited the White House yegter aay ana were assurea congress “definitely” will approve the measures. Senate and House Democratic leaders also feel the legislation will w i n approval soon. A coalition group of some R e p u b 1 i cans and Southern ers in the Sen ate is planning to introduce an amendment to the reclassifi cation measure, and perhaps to ;the top-bracket pay bill, to lim ; it the amount of raises to 20 per cent. This would not affect rank-and-file employes, who would get only modest increases anyway, but it would hit those in top-flight jobs. The affect of this amendment would be to lift the present $10,330 pay ceiling to only $12,396, instead of the proposed $15,000. And, if applied to the top-bracket pay bill, it would cut substantially the amounts for the Government’s highest officials. An attempt also can be ex pected to have the reclassification bill recommitted to committee for further revisions—a move that would have the effect of killing the legislation for this year. All this will result in bitter de bate when the Senate takes up the legislation next week. While Sen ate leaders say they are confident the legislation will-be approved, there is a possibility the large pay increases proposed for the Govern ment’s highest officials, will be trimmed down a bit in some cases. Democratic leaders expect rather an easy time in the House next week for the reclassification and postal pay bills. House Speaker Rayburn says the postal measure will be acted on next Tuesday, and the reclassification measure, on Wednesday. -The House already has approved the top-bracket pay measure. NOT RETROACTIVE — The forthcoming Executive order to blanket in war-service and tem porary Federal employes who have been with the Government since before March 16, 1942, will not be retroactive. In other words, the ruling will affect only those war-service em ployes who are on the Government payroll when the order is signed. For example, if the order is signed tomorrow it would not apply to an employ who loses his job today. Incidentally, the order will be issued within the next few days. The fact that the order would be issued was first' disclosed in this column several weeks ago. * * * * STENO SHORTAGE — Despite the fact that the defense agencies now are engaged in a reduction in-force program, they still are in the market for stenographers. In fact, a top defense official says: “We can use all we can get. The stenographic shortage situ ation facing us is acute.” The turnover among steno graphic personnel has been heavy, and very few of the girjs who worked for the Government dur ing the war are still at their jobs. What’s more, the Civil Service Commission hasn’t been able to attract girls to Washington to work for the Government. Consequently, the Army, Navy and Air Force departments are recruiting stenographers directly, but without too much success. If you can type and take dictation at a moderate rate, apply directly to the personnel offices of the Army. Navy or Air Force depart ments. * * * * CAPITAL ROUNDUP—The Dis trict Federation of the National Federation of Federal Employes will participate with the special committee that has been set up in establishing the William Jump Memorial Award, in honor of the Agriculture Department’s late budget officer. The award will be given annually to the Government employe chosen as the most out standing of the year. . . . The Society for Personnel Adminis tration will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Archives audi torium to discuss “What Congress. Top Management, Operating Offi cials, Employes and the Public Expect of Personnel Officers.” Henry F. Hubbard, vice chair man of the Federal Personnel Council, will preside. . . . The Senate Interstate and, For eign Commerce Committee has favorably reported the nomi In The Heart Of Downtown f00DGE plliniQUth\ ■ »IRICT *ACTO»V HAIIM ■ I ronnev 1 ■ J m % SERVICE • OFFICES • PARTS M \1BM9n SIMM. / SL SHOWROOM M X.1E1B CDNN.AVE.X «NAtiomai ^^7B40^T nub mvkt tosLUr WWe ton Mop Or Work nation of Thomas W. Davis to be Assistant Secretary of Com merce. ... A Senate labor sub committee has begun hearings on the House-approved bill to in crease the salaries of Veterans’ Administration medical employes. . . . The Executive Committee of the National Customs Service Association has just concluded a four-day meeting here. . . . Vance A. Tribbett has been appointed chief of the Bureau of Land Man agement's forest protection branch. 'Be sure to listen in Sundays at 11:15 a.m. over WMAL, The Star station, for Joseph Young’s broadcast version of the Federal Spotlight, featuring additional news and views of the Govern ment service.) Weather Report District of Columbia—Clearing and rather windy this afternoon, highest about 72. Fair and cooler, lowest near 48 tonight. Tomorrow mostly sunny and cool. Maryland — A few scattered show-ers follow-ed by clearing this afternoon. Fair and cooler, lowest 40 to 45 west portion and 50 to 55 east portion tonight. Tomorrow fair and cool. Wind velocity, 20 miles per hour: direction, northwest. D. C. Pollen Count District Medical Society rag weed pollen count for 24 hours ended 9 a m. September 23. 10 grains per cubic yard of air, in complete due to rain. Five-Day Forecast for Washington and Vicinity, September 23-28. Temperature will average two to four degrees below normal. Rather cool tomorrow and Sun day. Warmer Monday and Tues day. Cooler likely Wednesday. Showers around Tuesday totaling one-third to one-half inch. The normal temperature for Washing ton: Maximum 75, minimum 55. Ri»er Report. (From U. S Engineers.) Potomac River clear at Harpers Ferry and at Great Tails; Shenandoah clear at Harpers Ferry. Humidity. 'Readings at Washington National Airport.) Yesterday— Pet Today— Pet. Noon 57 Midnight ... 94 4 p m.-44 8 am. ... 93 8 pm. - 92 1 p.m ... 64 High and Low for Yesterday. High 81, at 3:56 pm. Low. 59. at 6:46 a.m. Record Temperature* This Tear. Highest. 97. on August 11 Lowest. 21, on January 30. Tide Tables. Furnished by United States Coast and Geodetic 8urvey i ... . Today Tomorrow. High . .. 9:20 a.m. 10:07 a.m. Lo» - 3:44 a.m. 4:33 a.m. High - 9:47 p.m. 10:35 p.m. Low - 4:02 P.m. 4:48 p.m. The San and 51oon. . , . Rises. Sets. Sun. today 6:56 7:04 Sun. tomorrow 6:57 7:03 Moon, today_ 8:11a.m. ’7:40 p.m. Automobile lights must be turned on one-half hour after sunset. Precipitation. Monthly nrecipitation fn Inches In the Capital (current month to date): Month. 1949. Aver Record. January _ 6.08 3.55 7.83 ’37 February - 2.68 8.37 6.84 '84 March _ 3.42 3.75 8.84 ’«1 April _ 1.94 3.27 9.13 ‘88 May - 6.33 3.70 10.69 §9 Juna -t.42 4.13 10.94 Oo July - 4.22 4.71 10.63 ’86 August _ 4.09 4.01 14.41 ‘28 September _2.67 3.24. 17,45 .34 October - ... 2.84 8.81 ’37 November _ ... 2.87 8.89 ’89 December _ _ 3.32 7.56 Til Temperatures in Various Cities, High. Low High. Log;. Albuquerque 87 64 Miami* 84 Si Atlanta 81 66 Milwaukee 65 40 Atlantic City 75 59 New Orleans 79 87 Bismarck . . JO 34 New York 77 59 Boston ... 73 58 Norfolk 78 6.3 Buffalo_ 65 47 Oklahoma C. 84 55 Chicago . 65 42 Omaha ... 73 41 Cincinnati . TO 45 Phoenix 103 76 Detroit_ 88 44 Pittsburgh 67 47 El Paso . .. SO 66 P rtl nd. Me. 59 57 Galveston . 82 74 St. Louis 77 47 Harrisburg 62 53 Salt Lake C. 84 49 Indianapolis 71 43 San Antonio 91 65 Kansas City (9 48 Sail Fr'cisco 88 54 L s Angeles 100 87 Seattle __ 72 49 Louisville 77 47 Tampa 89 73 Some 4,600 gallons of gasoline blazed when lightning struck a United States dump at Hoersch ing, Austria. Big 4 Resume Effort To Conclude Austrian Independence Treaty By tht Associated Press NEW YORK, Sept. 23.—A new §ig Four effort to write an Aus trian independence treaty begin! here today with diplomatic sources expressing hope that the Russians will scale down their demands on Austria. Deputy foreign ministers of the United States, Russia. Britain and Fiance meet at 11 a.m. A change in Russian strategy in the talks might have wide ram ifications. Western spokesmen have intimated that an agreement on the Austrian treaty might tem per their opposition to a meeting soon of the Council of Foreign Ministers on broader East-West issues. On the eve of the meeting, there was a sudden shift in diplo matic circles from the skepticism expressed earlier this week. Negotiations Lasted 3 Years. State Department sources said they believed Russia wants a set tlement of the negotiations, which have been dragged back and forth between the deputies, the Council of Foreign Ministers and a now defunct Austrian treaty commis sion for almost three years. These sources pointed out that the Foreign Ministers are at the United Nations Assembly meeting here and available for consultation and that the deputies in the past had made progress under similar conditions. British spokesmen adopted a •wait and see” attitude, although they, too, were hopeful that a set tlement might be in sight. They said there had been similar indi cations of a softened Russian at titude before earlier sessions of the deputies, but that the indications had not been borne out at the meetings. Nine Articles Still at Issue. Only nine of the 59 articles in the treaty still are listed as dis puted. Of these, agreement hat been reached on at least two, but they are tied in with other dis puted issues. The chief stumbling block was removed during lastt spring’s meet ing of the foreign ministers in Paris, when Russia gave up her support of Yugoslav claims to a slice of Southern Austria. The toughest remaining issue Is that of German war assets in the Soviet Zone of Austria. The for eign ministers last June reached a broad agreement on that point but the deputies were unable ,to settle specific points before th’eir talks broke up September 1 in London. . Under the Paris agreement, the Russians were to get a lump-sum payment of $150,000,000, certain oil rights and the assets of the Danube Shipping Co. in Easte n Austria. In turn, they were to give back to Austria industries they had seized in their occupa tion zone. Demands Held Excessive. Western spokesmen have termed the Russians’ specific demands excessive and declared they would cripple the Austrian economy. A source familiar with the deputies' talks said last night he thought these demands might now be modified, possibly because the Russians want to consolidate their position in Eastern Europe and cut the economic losses sustained in their occupation of Austria. The deputies will be meeting for the 212th time. They began their talks in January, 1947. The ses sions were broken off several times and the problem dumped in the laps of the foreign ministers. We sincerely believe Lebow Clothes offer the best men’s clothing value in America Today ...that is why we feature them! $75 to $110 Exclusive with us in Washington - Lewis & Tbos. Saltz 1409 G Street. N. Executive 4343 Not connected with S»lti Bto* , i«c.