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Denies Navy Will Cut B-36 Probe Testimony By John A. Giles Navy Secretary Matthews denied today that there had been any curtailment in Navy plans for presentations in the congressional B-36 investigation which resumes Wednesday. “We have received no word from committee counsel or any one else that the hearings will be restricted when they resume and we are working in perfect har mony with them in what I would cell pre-trial conferences.” the Secretary declared. “Further there has been no pressure from above,” he con tinued. “What actions we have taken have been in an effort to bring about presentation of the proper information, at the proper place and at the proper time.” - Crommelin Cautioned. He indicated that orders to Capt. John G. Crommelin, out spoken critic of unification, that he refrain from any discussion of inter-service dissension on a tele vision program tonight were taken W'ith this in view. Admiral Louis E. Denfeld, Chief of Naval Operations, issued the order after Capt. Crommelin had talked with Mr. Matthews yes terday. The order does not bar the n&val aviator’s appearance on the National Broadcasting Co.'s pro gram, “Meet the Press,’’ at 10 o’clock tonight. It does require him to refrain from comment on “the relationships between the military departments * * * or the functions of any of them w-hich, in the light of existing circum stances. be prejudicial to the in terests of the United States.” Mr. Matthews said he could not say whether Capt. Crommelin, who recently assailed unification of the services as a “menace to national security,” would testify when the House Armed Services Committee resumes its hearings Wednesday. Navy Prepares Testimony. “I am a lawyer by profession and I believe in being prepared,” said the Secretary. “That is just what the Navy is doing now’— geting prepared to present testi mony before the committee. “We have been working all week on presentations for the commit tee and we are doing this in con duction with the committee coun sel,” he continued. “As to any restrictions on what the com mitte plans to go into—I have not heard 'of any changes and I don’t see how they could make any changes in their plans until' they meet.” Mr. Matthews said no list oi witnesses had -been made up as yet and he indicated whether Capt. Crommelin is called would be up to the committee. When Capt. Crommelin issued his blast charging that Pentagon chiefs were undermining the na tional security by hamstringing naval aviation, he was subse quently transferred to the air war fare division of naval operations, without prejudice. He had been working on the staff of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a high-level pol icy-making organization. Discussion Restricted. Secretary Matthews later sent a memorandum to all commands asking that there be no further public discussion of the Crom melin case after several admirals had publicly supported the cap tain’s stand. These and other similar actions, the Secretary said, have been taken solely to assure the Navy of presenting its case at the proper time and before the proper forum. The committee first went into the procurement of the Air Force’s B-36 and concluded that charges contained in an anony mous memorandum were un founded. Committee members also said it would go into the question of whether cancellations of the Navy’s super aircraft car rier was a wise decision and other subjects involving the Navy. Mother Is Suspected In Girl's Kidnaping By tht Associated Press SOMERS POINT, N. J., Oct. 1. —Police in eight States searched] today for a 4-year-old girl who; was snatched from her nurse by a woman and a bearded man and drjven away in a car with Florida license plates. Police Chief William Morrow said he believed the child’s mother, separated from the father a year ago and divorced in August, took the blond, blue-eyed girl yester day. The child is Patricia Irene Bark er. She was being boarded at the nursery of Mrs. Mary Janasky by her father, Arthur Barker, an un employed comedian now working ai odd jobs. Mr.* Barker, reached by tele phone at his job in a New York restaurant, told Chief Morrow a description of the woman tallied with that of his former wife. Doreen. He said he thought she had been living in Miami, Fla., but did not know the address. Mr. Barker left for Somers Point immediately. The nurse, Mrs. Charlotte Mat thews. said she was walking along a tree-lined shore road here with Patricia when a small, “foreign looking” car drew up alongside them. Chief Morrow quoted Mrs. Mat thews as saying: “We were on our way to the post office. A woman jumped from the machine and tried to grab Patricia from my hands. As I fOught her off, a man jumped out of the car to the woman’s as sistance. He picked up Patricia and both got back in the car and quickly drove off.” The man’s face was “covered by a beard,” Mrs. Matthews told Chief Morrow. CHIEF OF ARMY FIELD FORCES RETIRES—Gen. Jacob L. Devers (left), Chief of Army Field Forces, retired yesterday after 44 years of service. Army Chief of Staff Gen. J. Lawton Collins bids him good-by after a review in his honor at Fort McNair. Mrs. Devers is second from left and Mrs. Collins is on the right. _—Harris-Ewing Photo. Stock Market Jarred By Early Selling, but Levels Off Later By the Associated Press NEW YORK. Oct. 1.—The Stock Market leveled off today almost ; immediately after an opening gust of selling. Steel and automobile shares ! showed the largest losses in the ! market's first response to the steel | strike. Declines generally ranged from fractions to around a point. Prices took their worst licking within a few minutes after the opening bell. For the rest of the session the market coasted at the lower level. Selling pressure wasn't partic ularly severe, but demand was al most non-existent. This w>as il lustrated by United States Steel Corp. Big Steel did not appear on the ticker until about 35 min utes after the opening, when a block of 5.000 shares traded at 23, a decline of 3g. Meager buying orders caused the delay. Turnover was at the rate of only 350.000 shares or so for the two-hour session. The comparative stability of the market, in the face of a strike that might develop into a major economic calamity, was considered highly encouraging. At the same time, there was considerable dis appointment among brokers who had figured there would be a last minute settlement. One explanation of the market s behavior was contained in the theory that a steel strike cannot be permitted to last very long. The present demands of the do mestic economy, plus our foreign relations, were cited to support this idea. United States Steel, Bethlehem and Republic Steel were each down around J2 point. Larger losses were posted for Wheeling Steel, Jones & Laughlin and Youngstown Sheet & Tube. Others lower included General Motors, Chrysler, Studebaker, Douglas Aircraft, Consolidated Edison, Phelps Dodge, Du Pont, General Electric, International Paper, Santa Fe, Southern Rail way, Southern Pacific, Standard Oil (New Jersey) and Gulf Oil. New York Central improved a trifle, along with Admiral Corp. and Kennecott Copper. Corporate bonds were narrowly uneven. Injury Benefits Bill Passed by Senate The Senate has passed the House-approved bill to increase substantially the compensation benefits to Government employes injured on the job. Minor differences in the House and Senate bills are expected to be ironed* out in conference. The Senate speedily approved the measure late yesterday. It would practically double the exist ing rate of payments to injured Federal workers and to the wid ows of employes killed or fatally injured on the job. The present $116 monthly maxi mum payment ceiling was lifted to a new high of $545 in the Sen ate bill. The House measure has no ceiling. Computation would be based on 75 per cent of employes’ salaries, if they had dependents. The pres ent computation rate is 60 per cent. The House and Senate bills also would liberalize payments sub stantially to employes who suf fered permanent injuries and the loss of arms and legs. Both President Truman and Federal Security Administrator Oscar Ewing had urged Congress to enact the legislation, pointing out the present rates were estab lished in 1927 and were “hopeless ly inadequate.” t U. S. Plane Leaves Calcutta To Return Lowell Thomas By th« Associated Press CALCUTTA, India, Oct. 1.—An American Embassy rescue plane left here yesterday to bring back Lowell Thomas, news commen tator, who was injured in a remote Tibetan village last week. Mr. Thomas was hurt when he was thrown from a horse while returning from Lhassa, Tibetan captial, to Gangtok, capital of Sikkim state, in India. He suf fered a hip injury. For a few days Mr. Thomas was carried in a.litter, but now is re ported able to ride again. The rescue party expects to meet him at the Sikkim-Tibet border Wed nesday, after which the party will return to Calcutta. Mr. Thomas has informed friends he is bringing back a mes sage from the Dalai Lama, the boy Tibetan spiritual and temporal leader, to President Truman.) Gen. Devers Visits West Point After Mustering Out Ceremony Gen. Jacob L. Devers, U. S. A. (retired!, returned today to West Point, where he began his Army | career 44 years ago, after form ally being mustered out of service here yesterday afternoon in cer lemonies at Fort McNair. The retiring chief of Army Field Forces said, before leaving for West Point, that he had a long standing engagement to view the Army-Penn State football today. After that, he is going to rest up on his 130-acre farm near Hern don. Va. The mustering out ceremonies, marking the end of a distinguished career, started promptly at 4:30 on the parade ground before high ranking military leaders, includ-1 ing Army Secretary Gray, Gen Bradley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: Gen. J. Law-; ton Collins. Army Chief of Staff, and Gen. Mark W, Clark, who has succeeded Gen. Devers as head of field forces. The ceremonies, lasting less than 20 minutes, included a 17- j gun salute, a squadron of jet I fighters roaring almost at tree top level overhead, and a brief parade of units of the 82nd Air borne Division, the 3d Infantry Regiment, the District National Guard and the 94th Engineer battalion. After it was over, Gen. Devers commented to Gen. Bradley: “Itj certainly was a fine show^ and I appreciate it.” Gen. Devers, who is 62. was! jumped over 474 colonels on the eve of World War II to become a general officer. President Roose velt then named him senior Army member of a board that located defense bases acquired from Great Britain He served successively as chief of the armored force at Fort! Knox. Ky„ where he trained thousands of troops: as deputy! supreme Allied commander in the Mediterranean: head of the 6th Army Group that moved across Southern France into Germany and then head of the Army, Ground Forces, now the Army j Field Forces. Baseball (Continued From First Page.) the Yanks have lost six of nine games. A crowd of more than 70,000 was expected to pack Yankee Stadium for today's game. Thousands of fans, many of whom had waited in line since midnight, poured into Yankee Stadium when the gates were opened at 9 a.m., an hour ahead of schedule. Soon after the gates swung open the waiting lines had disappeared and the early comers had taken their places inside. Most of the fans brought their lunches. Many, including a sprin kling of Red Sox backers, carried pennants. Unless it rains today or tomor row a tie for the American League pennant is not possible. Only a Yankee victory and a rainout could force the teams into a play off Monday at Boston's Fenway Park. In sending Parnell against the Yankees today. Red Sox Man ager Joe McCarthy called on the season’s top winner in the major leagues. Parnell has a record of 25 won and 7 lost. His record against New York this year is 3-2. His last start, however, was a 4-1 triumph over Reynolds last Sunday that tied up the race. Parnell threw the wild pitch against Washington Wednesday night that cost the Red Sox tha| game, 2 to 1. Reynolds’ record for the year is 17-6 and while some of his efforts have been highly acceptable, he has had to be relieved by Joe Page in 19 of his 30 starts. Page was ready to be inserted into today’s game, if needed, because he was rested in yesterday’s contest with Philadelphia. The Yankees have a 11-9 edge in competition against the Red Sox for 1949 and have won five of nine of the games played in Yankee Stadium. Against all op position in their home park the Yanks have won 52 games and lost 23. Boston has a poor road record, having won 35 games and lost 40, while its home-park record is 61-16. While a Brooklyn victory and a St. Louis defeat today would give the National League pennant to Brooklyn, any other combina tion would continue the race at least until tomorrow', the last day of the regular season. If the Cards catch the Dodgers, the tie will be decided in a two-out-of three playoff series. Against the Phillies Manager Burt Shotton was to fire Ralph Branca, who has started five times against Philadelphia and been around at the finish only once. Ken Heintzelman, cagey left hander who has beaten the Dodgers five times without loss this year, was to pitch for the Phillies. At Chicago the Cards were to rely on cool Harry Brecheen against the Cubs’ Bob Chipman. Three Americans in Berlin Named to Security Posts ■y *h» Associated Prow BERLIN, Oct. 1.—Three former employes of military government in Germany were named today to important posts on the United States Military Security Board. The security division, headed by Maj. Gen. J. P. Hodges, has the job of preventing any rebirth of German war potential. The appointments were: Chief of scientific research, Carl H. Nordstrom, Hanover, N. H.; chief of the American secretariat, Richard A. Steele, who was bom in Pinkiang, China; chief of the industry section, Fran jU Mayer of Minneapolis, Minn. Pay ^Continued From First Page.) legislation. Senator Langer nodded in agreement, but he later told reporters: “My amendment will give us a lot of bargaining power when we sit down with the House con ferees.” The House-passed bill provides for an average $113 pay raise, and! sponsors of the Senate measure say that, in view of the Langer amendment, there's a good .chance the amounts finally agreed on will be closer to the original $125 Sen ate bill than to the House version. They also declare lower-grade employes stand to get a better break than they would have under the House bill or the original Senate measure. Longevity Pay Provided. The Senate bill also provides for longevity pay increases for employes in so-called “dead-end jobs.” A somewhat similar pro vision is included in the House bill. The Senate measure would abolish the Government's present efficiency rating system and leave it up to the agencies to use a more simplified grading method. Furthermore, the Senate bill would give cash awards to Gov ernment supervisors who operated their units more economically. These twro provisions are not con tained in the House bill. The Senate provided pay boosts for its press gallery superintend ent and his assistants, but no action was taken to increase the salaries of other legislative em ployes. No “Absorbing” Specified. Earlier, the Senate approved a $100 pay boost for postal em ployes, after defeating an amend ment to make the Post Office De partment absorb the cost of the bill. Although a similar amendment was expected to be offered to the Federal pay reclassification meas ure, none materialized. Immediately after the Senate completed action on the legisla tion, the following conferees were selected to meet with House con ferees on the measure: Senators Johnston of South Carolina, Long of Louisiana and Graham of North Carolina, Democrats, and Senators Langer of North Dakota and Thye of Minnesota, Republi cans. Regarding the postal bill. Sen ate conferees have indicated they will meet House conferees "at least half way.” The House postal measure is considerably more liberal provid ing a $150 pay raise, increased annual leave and allowances for uniforms. 170 Polio Cases Reported In District Area This Year About 170 cases of polio have been renorted this year in the District and nearby counties of Maryland and Virginia, accord ing to a summary prepared by Dr. Carl C. Dauer, director of the Bureau of Preventable Diseases. Children’s Hospital has ad mitted 110 cases, and Gallinger Hospital, 43. Slightly less than half have experienced paralysis and only one of the 76 District victims died. Five deaths occurred among the non - resident cases hospitalized in the District. Of the 23 cases in Children’s Hospital at present, only three have severe paralysis. Only two of the 110 cases treated at Chil dren’s have needed respirator treatment. Five patients are still at Gallinger. one of whom has a severe paralysis. Four of the 43 cases admitted to Galiin ger have required respirator treatment. Hickenlooper Assails Committee Draff of Report Clearing AEC |y th» Associated Press A proposed report clearing the Atomic Energy Commission of “i n c r e d ib 1 e mismanagement” charges threw’ the Senate House Atomic Committee into a bitter factional battle today. Senator Hickenlooper. Republi can, of Iowa who made the charges several months ago against the AEC and Chairman David E. Lilienthal, branded as a “white wash” a staff-prepared draft re port which said the charges "could not be proved.” Senator Hickenlooper also bluntly challenged a statement by Committee Chairman McMahon that “we need no change in the management of the Atomic Energy Commission. The commission is not guilty of the charges that have been leveled against it.” Replied Senator Hickenlooper: “This is not a report at all. It was not authorized. The conclu sions never have been discussed. The investigation is not even com pleted.” Hearing Wound Up. The Senate-House committee (wound up its public hearings into | Senator Hickenlooper's accusations | last July 11, after six weeks of sometimes fiery testimony. It then turned to a closed-door study of the atomic agency's security policy. The proposed report on the committee's investigation was pre pared by the committee staff headed by William Borden, under Senator McMahon’s direction. The draft was circulated to committee members as a confiden tial document for their study. Senator McMahon called the group into session next Wednesday to approve or reject it. Senator Knowland, Republican, of California already has chal lenged the circulation of the docu ment ‘ w ithout any prior consul tation or discussion with the com mittee membership." Draft is Printed. Senator McMahon replied that it was put into print to make it more convenient for committee men to read, and “not with any idea of finalizing it or putting it beyond your criticism.’’ He said it embodied his ideas and those of the vice charman, Representa tive Durham. Democrat, of North Carolina on “what should be said on the basis of the evidence.” Senator Russell. Demorcrat, of Georgia said he doubts that the time yet has arrived for the committee to make any report. The preliminary draft, which went into details of evidence pre sented in tire hearings, made these other proposed findings, along with its contention that Senator Hickenlooper's mismanagement charges could not be proved: 1. That if there were any leaks that helped Russia develop the atomic bomb “all occurred before the commission assumed responsi bility” for the atomic project in 1947, when it took over from the Army engineers. 2. That atomic development head reached “a low point” in 1947 and there is "strong and largely uncontested evidence” that the commissioners have put the project on its feet. 3 That there is “no foundation in the evidence” for Senator Hickenlooper’s charges that Com munists and fellow travelers have found their way into the atomic project. 4. That “physical plant protec tion and FBI investigations of personnel, considered alone, fur nish anti-spy insurance to a degree previously unknown in America.” 5. That the shipment of isotopes —radioactive atoms—aboard is “promoting peace” and that the AEC did not violate the law by such shipments or by any of its other actions. Criticism of Commission. In criticism of the commission,1 the proposed report said: 1. That development of reactors —atomic piles—for military pur poses “is overslow, notwithstand ing the many good reasons which account for it.” 2. That “adequate aggressive ness” hasn’t been used by the AEC in withdrawing from management of three communities—Oak Ridge, Hanford and Richland. ' 3. That enough interested firms don’t get an opportunity to work on atomic projects. The proposed report said the committee may have further criti cism of the AEC. And, in what was interpreted as an indirect ref erence to Senator Hickenlooper’s charges, it added: "If so, its comments will not take the form of sweeping and vague denunciations but will attempt to throw perspective: as well as light, upon shortcomings in the interest of a strong atomic energy pro | gram.” Senator Vandenberg Ends Medical Tests By the Associated Press ANN ARBOR. Mich., Oct. 1.— University Hospital specialists yes terday completed a series of tests on Senator Vandenberg, Re publican, of Michigan, and said the results will be known "in two or three days.” Dr. John Alexander, chief of the thoracic surgery department, said after the diagnosis is completed the results will be discussed with the'Republican leader’s personal physician, Dr. A. B. Smith of Grand Rapids. The Senator entered the hos pital Monday for diagnosis of a lung lesion. Dr. Wright Receives Degree Dr. Louis B. Wright, director of the Folger Shakespearean Library, has received the honorary degree of doctor of literature from Occidental College in Los Angeles. College President Arthur O. Coons presented the degree. NEW YORK.—EARLY ARRIVALS FOR CRUCIAL GAME—Fans, some of whom waited all night, poured through gates of Yankee Stadium at 9 a.m. today for the game between the Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. Gates were thrown open at the early hour to give the fans a chance to sit it out until game time. — AP Wirephoto. Truman's Chest Drive Text The following is the text of President Truman’s Nation wide broadcast last night on behalf of the Community Chest campaign: ■*. My fellow Americans: We are on the eve of a typically American campaign—a peace cam paign that will enlist, during Octo ber, the energies of 1,500,000 volun teer workers. They are setting out to raise some $185,000,000 to meet community needs through the famil iar red feather services of the Com munity Chests. These services are many and varied. They include, among others, child care, recreation and character developing activities for boys and girls, counseling and help to families in time of trouble, healing for those who are sick in body or in mind, care and companionship for the aged. Includes Reactivated USO. This year Red Feather campaigns in many cities will include the USO —The United Service Organizations. The USO has been reactivated at my request as an essential element in our national security. Let us re member that the USO is still a “home away from home" for more than 1,500,000 young men and women in our armed forces. The USO budget of $12,000,000, some of it to be raised through the Chest and the rest through inde pendent campaigns, will continue to maintain the more than 150 clubs and lounges now in operation. It will continue to finance the veterans hospital camp shows which bring so much pleasure to the hundred thousand patients in our Army, Navy and veterans' hospitals. Surely the USO deserves the generous support of all of us. Red Feather services exist to help people with their problems. These problems, as we all know, seldom appear singly, a young mother may plead, “Help my sick baby to get well.” But the baby’s illness may stem from a long chain of other troubles—from inadequate diet for the family, from crowded living conditions, from worry and fright —any or all of these. And such troubles may require the combined services of clinics, visiting nurses, family counselors, and a recrea tional plan for the w'hole family. Services for Many Needs. Problems like these simply can’t be approached separately, in a hit or-miss fashion. It speaks well for the voluntary agencies which must provide many services to meet many needs, that they have united under the Red Feather symbol to raise their funds through one annual federated appeal. There is strength in a federation of any sort. We speak of a “helping hand.” But a hand, just by itself, can’t help anyone. It is dependent upon muscles, nerves, bloodstream and brain, a federation of services, mutually helpful. In our form of government, we Americans have long since passed beyond the con fining barriers of State lines into the federation that is the United States of America, serving all its peoples and being served by them. It is this same co-operative spirit which has created and maintains your local Community Chest. Let us give generously through this fed eration of many organizations, meeting many community needs, so that everybody benefits. Ships (Continued From First Page.) Nationalists to the State Depart ment in Washington and asked for naval intervention. The Navy refused to act. (In Canton, the Chinese Na tionalist Foreign Office said the Flying Independent and Flying Clipper would be released once the matter of cargo and pas sengers taken aboard at Shang hai had been disposed of. (Dr. Shih Chao-ying, Foreign Office spokesman, said the ships would not have been detained if they had not violated a Na tionalist order for closure of Communist ports. (Shih declared the Flying Trader had not been detained. He said he was halted by a Na tionalist warship and warned not to go into Shanghai. She heeded this warning, he said, and changed her course.) Message Given Consulate. The Nationalist position is that the ships are trying to run a blockade which neither the United j States nor Great Britain recog-! nizes. Capt. Scurr’s radio appeal to day ended with: “Request assist ance of our Government.” The message was given by A. P. Pattison, Isbrandtsen’s agents here, to the American consulate for transmission to the State De partment. The Naval Attache here also passed it on to the Chief of Naval Operations in Washing ton and to all naval units in the Western Pacific. The Plying Independent and Flying Clipper left Shanghai and steamed down the Yangtze Thurs day with 10,000 tons of cargo, about 125 Koreah refugees for Pusan, 15 American, British, Euro pean and Chinese passengers. < The same day the Flying Trader entered the Yangtze bound for Shanghai. That afternoon the Flying Trader was intercepted by two Nationalist warcraft and told to turn back. A few minutes later the Flying Independent and Flying Clipper came into sight and were also stopped and made to drop anchor. The Flying Trader returned t<j sea, got outside the 12-mile limit and dropped anchor. She still is standing by, but is being kept from entering the river. Passengers on Two Ships. Foreign passengers aboard the two outbound ships are: Flying Clipper—James P. Far rell, American, China manager for Northwest Airlines. New York; Donald H. Carr, American, New York: Miss C. Moosa, British, sis ter of Associated Press Corre spondent Spencer Moosa; R. Matheson, British, recently im prisoned in Shanghai as a result of a labor altercation; I. F. Drys dale, British, veteran Shanghai hotel man, and his wife; C. M. Fox, British; Miss R. C. Fischer. Norwegian; Mrs. M. T. Torgerson. Norwegian; A. Ljudtvedt, Norwe gian; Reginald Thomas, Austral ian. Flying Independent—Peter Hop kins, American, Boston; H. W. Roda, American, New York; W. Schown, German; Jee Jung Bang, Korean Embassy commercial at tache. Representative White Sells Ranch for Million ly th« Auociotcd Prill Representative White, Demo crat, of California announced yes terday he has sold his California ranch for $1,000,000. The 6,000-acre ranch is in Kings and Kern Counties. About 2,000 acres are in cotton production, the remainder in barley and flax. The purchaser is Jess Goforth, head foreman of the Russel Grif fin ranches. “I sold my ranch properties in! order to be in a better position to carry out the responsibilities of my office as Congressman," Mr. White said. Weather Report District of Columbia—Sunny with highest in middle 70s this afternoon. Clear tonight with lowest about 48 degrees. Tomor row fair and mild. Maryland—Clear tonight: Low est from 48 to 52 degrees in the east portion and from 40 to 45 degrees in the west portion. To morrow fair and mild. Virginia—Clear tonight. Lowest from 48 to 52 degrees in the east portion and from 40 to 45 degrees! in the west portion. Tomorrow, j increasing cloudiness and mild. I D. C. Pollen Count. District Medical Society rag weed pollen count for 24 hours ended 9 a.m., October 1, less than one grain per cubic yard of air. The count was incomplete due to rain. River Repart. (Prom U. S. Emineers.1 Potomse River clear at Harpers Perry and at Great Falls: Shenandoah clear at Harpers Perry. Hsaiditjr. (Readings «t Washintton National Airport > Teiterday— Pet. Today— Pci Noon . -45 Midnight - 82 4 p.m- 36 8 a.m- 62 j8 p.m. . 72 10 a.m. --- A3 High and Low ter leeterday. High, 69. at 4:10 p.m. Low 50. at 4:45 a.m. _ Record Temperature Thie Year. Highest. 97. on August 11. Lowest. 21. on January 30. (Furnished by United State* Coast and Geodetic Survey.) _ Today. Tomorrow. High_ . 3:15 a.m. 4120 a.m. Low _10:loa.m. 11 :1~ * Hi«h —. 3:67 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Low _10:33 p.m. 11:31pm. The Sin mnd Moon. Sun, today -- 6^4 Automobile light* must be turned on one-half hour after sunset. Precipitation. . thk Monthly precipitation in inches In th* C«h.,CUrr,n‘ « s2— | i ?® | Aprtl -JIM |;?7 Mg W RK. -"'42 4.13 10.55 00 JUfa - 4 32 4.71 Id.63 '86 S82,.i- 4 09 4.01 14.41 28 - 3:45 3.24 17.46 ’34 S*?‘S“"er - 0.00 2.84 8.81 ‘37 Snlrmher- - 2.37 8.69 ’88 . 3.32 7.B6 ’01 °* T*mper.it-res In Various Cities. Albuquerque .8 ™ Milwaukee ‘ 70 44 SAtlantic City 67 53 New Orleans jg 60 irck . 76 5^ New York.. 6. sg & I" 62 48 Oklahoma C. 73 48 ff pfef * hzrky 74 h iarp?wcU«o 76 gffifS?; ?! !? :::li - Truman Cites Benefits In National Plea for Generous Chest Gifts President Truman last night urged all Americans to give gen erous support to the $185,000,000 fund drive of the Nation'* Com munity Chests. The President said that “every body benefits” from gifts made to the Chests, and he praised the an nual drive as “a typically Ameri can campaign.” He spoke in a Nation-wide broadcast from the White House. Red Feather services supported by the local Community Chest* provide vital help for many per sons. and they would not be able to do so adequately without a federated fund drive, the President declared. Strength in Federation. “There is strength in a federa tion of any sort,” he said. “We speak of a helping hand.’ But a hand, just by itself, cant help any one. It is dependent upon muscles, nerves, bloodstream and brain—a federation of services, mutually helpful " Pointing out that, in Govern ment, the States have federated to form the United States of America, he continued: “It is this same co-operative spirit which has created and maintains your local Community Chest. Let us give generously through this federation of many organizations, meeting many com munity needs, so that everybody benefits.” The President pointed out that in addition to child care, recrea tion, family counseling and health services, the Chest drive this year also will support the United Serv ice Organizations, which he said had been revived at his own re quest “as an essential element in our national security.” It will provide a “home away from home” for 1,500,000 servicemen and wom en, he said. “Surely the USO deserves the generous support of all of us,” the President declared. Mr. Truman’s plea heralds lo cal fund drives to be held this month throughout the country. The Washington area drive, which seeks $3,991,719, is now organiz ing for the opening of public solicitation about October 11. 5 in Stalled Auto Struck by Train Escape Injury Sy th« Atiociatcd Pr«»* GENEVA. N. Y.. Oct. 1.—While a freight train bore down on them, Mrs. Fenton Stevens of Stanley, N. Y.. and her four young children huddled in their automobile last night. Her husband tried in vain to push the stalled car off the grade crossing. The locomotive struck. The car overturned and slid on another track. All lived to tell about It. Mrs. Stevens, who is expecting another child, said she kept the children in the car because she fefered the train would run over them if they jumped out. The children range in age from 1 to 5. The 25-year-old mother and the children were taken to a hospital. Attendants said no Injuries were apparent. Mr. Stevens was not hurt. The Star Leads In Suburban Property Classified Ads “Sale Sub. Prop.” Classified Ads Published First S Months 1949 THE STAR 59,041 Ads The Three Other Washington Newspapers Combined 50,238 Ads These figures again show The Star’s outstanding classi fied leadership. During the first 8 months of 1949 The Star carried 8,803 more indi vidual Sale Suburban Property classified ads than. th« 'hree other Washington newspaper! combined. Consult The Star Classifies Ad Section first because Tfca Star is first in classified •*» Washington. Phone Sterling 5000.