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Secretary Matthews
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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.”
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
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
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.
(Continued From First Page.)
the Yanks have lost six of nine
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
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
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
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
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
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.
^Continued From First Page.)
legislation. Senator Langer nodded
in agreement, but he later told
“My amendment will give us a
lot of bargaining power when we
sit down with the House con
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
4. That “physical plant protec
tion and FBI investigations of
personnel, considered alone, fur
nish anti-spy insurance to a
degree previously unknown in
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
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.
(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-!
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
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
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
Flying Independent—Peter Hop
kins, American, Boston; H. W.
Roda, American, New York; W.
Schown, German; Jee Jung Bang,
Korean Embassy commercial at
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
River Repart.
(Prom U. S. Emineers.1
Potomse River clear at Harpers Perry
and at Great Falls: Shenandoah clear at
Harpers Perry.
(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
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
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
Her husband tried in vain to
push the stalled car off the grade
The locomotive struck. The car
overturned and slid on another
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
Mr. Stevens was not hurt.
The Star Leads
In Suburban Property
Classified Ads
“Sale Sub. Prop.”
Classified Ads Published
First S Months 1949
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!
Consult The Star Classifies
Ad Section first because Tfca
Star is first in classified •*»
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