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CHICAGO.—FIREMEN’S NET SAVED HER—Firemen were ready
with a net when Mrs. Helen Schwandt leaped from a foot-wide, third-story ledge outside her apartment yesterday. Her husband, Edward C. Schwandt, said she was trying to escape from police men to whom he had gone to have her committed to a psycho pathic hospital. She was taken there after the leap. —AP Wirephoto. Senate Stopgap Fund For Military Assailed By Cannon in House By the Associated Press A Senate proposal to finance the Armed Forces on a stop-gap basis until next January 15 got an in dignant reception in the House to day from Representative Cannon, Democrat, of Missouri. Mr. Cannon, chairman of the Appropriations Committee, said he will ask the House to table— and thus . kill—the Senate pro posal. He said it would “seriously affect the national defense pro gram at a time when chances cannot be taken.” “It is ridiculous,” he added, “to ask the National Military Estab lishment to operate on an uncer tain ba^is for one-fourth of the entire fiscal year in times like these.” One result of the tangled money situation is that the Armed Serv ices haf% a payday coming up to morrow, and no money to meet it unless something breaks in a hurry. Regular Money Bill Stymied. The regular Defense Department money bill, which should have been passed by last July 7, is stalled in Congress by stubborn Senate House disagreement over fund^ for the Air Force. The Senate, with President Truman’s backing, is holding out for a 48-group force, the House for 58! The 10-group difference in Air Force figures means $741,000,000 in the budget. Mr. Truman repeated his in dorsement of the smaller figure at his news conference yesterday. There also is a matter of a $275, 000,000 Senate cut in funds for stockpiling strategic materials—a cut the House has refused to accept. The Senate, apparently despair ing of agreement in the near fu ture, voted late yesterday to con tinue financing the Army, Navy and Air Force on the same tempo rary basis that has provided the three services with money since July. Official Funds Exhausted. Congress is hoping to adjourn within a week; the Senate pro posal would keep the military in funds until the lawmakers return in 1950. Technically, the armed forces have been without official funds since last Monday, the expiration date of the last previous tempo rary measure. The House on April 13 passed a $13,272,815,800 bill financing the military establishment for the present fiscal year. On August 29 the Senate passed the House bill after trimming the Air Force fig ure and knocking out the funds for the stockpiling program. Conferees went to work to ad just the differences. They agreed on everything but the size of the Air Force and the stockpiling pro gram. Both Sides Adamant. Last Monday the House, by roll-call votes of 305 to 1 and 305 to 0, refused to give in to the Senate on the two items. Subsequently the Senate, by voice vote, refused to back down. House leaders believe the Sen ate will back down if the House refuses to accept the stop-gap appropriation bill which would let the military run on the Sen ate figures until January 15. Some Senators indicated that they might bow to the will of the House and hope that Mr. Truman will impound the extra House-voted Air Force funds. However, Mr. Cannon said it would be the President’s duty to release the money. “It is the duty of the Executive to carry out legislation,” he remarked. Milford Haven Leaves For U. 5. With Fiancee By the Associated Press LONDON, Oct. 14.—The dash ing Marquess of Milford Haven left for New York today with Mrs. Ptomaine Simpson, wealthy and curvesome American divorcee whom he plans to wed in Wash ington next month. The 30-year-old nobleman, a cousin of King George, took his fiancee aboard a boat tridh for Southampton to embark on the Queen Elizabeth. Mrs. Simpson, who is 26, self consciously Hashed her engage ment ring for reporters and photographers and said, "I am wearing it for the first time—we only bought it yesterday.” It is a large ruby, circled by 20 diamonds, in a gold mounting. Mrs. Simpson was the wife of William Simpson of Locust Valley, Long Island, N. Y. They were divorced last year after two years of marriage. She has been stay ing at fashionable Claridge’s Hotel while in London. Also traveling on the Queen Elizabeth were Henry Ford II, president of the Ford Motor Co.; Movie Actress Joan Fontaine, R. A. Railton, racing car designer; the Most Rev. Peter J. Ireton, Catholic bishop of Richmond, and the Right Rev. Lee J. Ryan, vicar general of Richmond. Tea Found Too Late The J. Beck family of Bristol, England, enjoyed unrationed tea when Mr. Beck found a package while repairing his roof and Mrs. Beck remembered putting it there 10 years ago in case war brought a tea shortage. ! 933 Pcnno. Av«. N.W. RE. 3434 • Parkin* Free BERLITZ 71H Tear—Fnaeh, B*amlah, Itattaa. Sot ■mot Mr athar lanraaae mate nil to tto Bertita Methat—anflaUe aaly at tha . BEKUTZ SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES _ S3* 17th St. (at Bn). STeribx Mil THERE IS A BERLITZ SCHOOL INETERT jjjl |j l gi k JI — many fine makes jjll ff I at the Jordan Piano Company I ft ilk MASON & HAMLIN BRADBURY ft STORY & CLARK F. S. CABLE CHICKERING • .WINTER & CO. 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He grabbed for one of them, rolled with him out the door and into the side of a pass ing taxi, but the suspect broke away . „ As he ran down Eleventh street, the fleeing man drew the atten tion of Traffic Policeman P. J. Mangum who gave chase. The policeman was losing until an unidentified Marine officer drop ped the suspect with a neat tackle. As Pvt. Mangum was taking the man to headquarters, the suspect pointed out his accom plice, who was arrested then and there. The two are to be viewed by six recent pickpocket victims in a police lineup today. Suspect Hunted in Theft Of $300 in Nightgowns Police are searching for a thief who stole 45 nightgowns, valued at $300, from the Trousseau Shop, 1020 Connecticut avenue N.W., late yesterday. The man. who was colored, stole the garments from a case near the front of the store while Miss Emily Debs, manager, was wait ing on a customer. She said she chased him and that he got into a taxicab containing three other men. Another theft of nightgowns oc curred in the same jtore about a year ago, according to Miss Debs. Taxi Holdup Man Gets Tear Gas Instead of Cash By the Associated Press BALTIMORE, Oct. 14.—A lot of things happned last night just after a taxicab passenger handed the driver a note announcing a holdup. The first thing was a dose of tear gas into the face of the holdup man, dispensed by the driver, Albert Gilman, who keeps a tear gas pencil on hand for just such emergencies. Then, Ignoring the gun in the colored man’s hand, Mr. Gilman leaped to the back seat and used some holds learned on Bougain ville with the Marines. The two wrestled until they tumbled out the door and into the street. Then the passenger took to his heels. Mr. Gilman said the story would have ended differently if he had landed op top when they hit the street. U.S. Asks 5 Million Acre Cut In Cotton Plantings By th« Associated Press The Nation’s cotton farmers may have to find a new use for slightly more than 5,000,000 acres of their land next year. The Agriculture Departmentx holder of a $550,000,000 cotton surplus—is asking them to reduce their 1950 cotton plantings by that amount. To encourage individual farm ers to cut cotton production, the department also proposed rigid marketing quotas on the 1950 crop which would be designed to reduce sales at least 20 per cent below this year’s crop. Quotas must be approved by at least two-thirds of the growers voting in a referendum before they can be put into enect. The question will be submitted to a grower election December 15. If the control program is voted, much of the land taken out of cotton probably would be diverted to the production of livestock feed grains and pastures. The department has urged expansion of the livestock industry in the cotton areas. 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