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Mostly sunny and not as warm. High est near 72. Tomorrow fair and cooler. Noon --.73 6 p.m.__69 9 p.m.--65 2 p.m.-.78 7 p.m.--68 10 p.m.-_65 4 p.m.--71 8 p.m.. 68 11 p.m.._62 97th Year. No. 291. WASHINGTON, D. C., OCTOBER 23, 1949—156 PAGES. ★ Washlncton rrvrr'Vr PWTC 15 CENTS and Suburbs X rjJN UJfjJNXtO. Elsewhere U. S. Expected To Take Firmer Stand in Strikes Gradual Worsening Of Economic Picture May Force Action By James Y. Newton Mounting unemployment and gradual worsening of the eco nomic picture generally may force the Government to take firmer measures late this week to end the 23-day steel strike and the older soft coal shutdown. More than a million workers already are unemployed because of the twin strikes and there was every sign that coal and steel shortages soon will send the list of jobless to much higher figures. Cold weather would bring real hardship to many localities where coal supplies have dwindled to a dangerously low level. The Nation’s railroads are an nouncing cancellation of hun dreds of passenger trains in com pliance with the Interstate Com merce Commission’s order to re duce coal-burning service 25 per Steelworkers Ask For Surplus Foods To Feed Strikers By the Associated Prees GARY, Ind., Oct. 22.—CIO United Steel Workers have asked for Federal surplus foodstuffs to feed strikers’ families. Frank Blackwell. USW welfare committee chairman, said today the condition of strikers’ families is not yet "acute,” but added his com mittee has been receiving re quests for help in increasing numbers. He disclosed that the re quest had been submitted to the Surplus Commodities agent for the State Welfare Department. He said he un derstood such foods as apples, potatoes, butter, eggs and clyese are available in Sur plus Commodity warehouses in Chicago. cent, effective Tuesday. The or der applies to railroads having less than a 25-day supply of coal, but nearly all of the carriers east of the Mississippi fall in that cat egory. Little Effect on Service Here. Train service into Washing ton, however, apparently will be affected little by the order. The Baltimore & Ohio is discontinu ing 23 trains, two of which op erate between Brunswick, Md„ and Washington. The C. <fe O. will cut service, but has not said what it will be. Service on the Pennsylvania and Southern into this city will not be affected. Over the country, the New York Central Railroad appeared hardest hit by the coal shortage. The carrier, which already had discon tinued 89 trains, announced that it would have to suspend probably 100 more. Train service in the West will not be reduced since John L. Lewis’ United Mine Workers are not on strike in mines West of the Mississippi. But the strike caused curtail ment on a Canadian railroad. The Canadian Pacific said it would have to discontinue two trains on the Buffalo-Toronto run begin ning today. Three trains will con tinue to make round trips daily. Government’s Coarse Unknown. Just what action the Govern ment will use if the strikes con (See LABOR, Page A-7.) 70 Degrees Due Today; Tonight to Be Colder The Weather Bureau predicted more sunny weather today with temperatures near the 70-degree mark, but warned that a wave of cold air should drop the mer cury closer to normal fall weather tomorrow. Cool air which hit the city late yesterday took the first step in ushering out Washington’s spring like weather, and that is expected to be reinforced tonight by a cold air mass moving eastward from the Dakotas. The high tem perature yesterday was 81, with a low of 57. The Star Classified Section Is the People's Market Place Every week The Sunday Star classified ad section maintains its outstanding leadership in Washington. For instance, last Sunday The Star carried 3,052 more individual classified ads than the two other Washington Sunday papers combined. This vote of confidence comes from people who know results are a matter of course when they place a classified ad in THE STAB. Phone Sterling 5000._ Radio Programs, Page C-8 Complete Index, Page A-2 Nearly 4,000,000 Are Idle In U. S., Spot Survey Shows Strikes Account for More Than Million Of Figure and Are Due to Increase Total By tht Associated Pros* Nearly 4,000,000 persons are idle across the country with in dications that coal and steel shortages will send this figure soaring. Only slightly more than a mil lion of the idle are jobless because of strikes, however. The bulk of the others are drawing unemploy ment compensation, looking for work or are regarded as “perma nent unemployables.’’ A spot 48-State survey by the Associated Press indicated that employment was generally high the past week, but that the pic ture probably will change swiftly. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that employment in in dustrial and commercial lines had reached a 1949 high of 43.488.000 just before the steel and coal strikes began. The employment figure in the so-called norr-agricultural lines had continued a brisk upward pace noted earlier in the summer, between mid-August and" mid September there was an increase of 464,000 in industrial and com mercial jobs, the bureau reported. The bureau said much of this increase reflected the usual spurt in manufacturing and trade and the return of school workers after summer vacation. However, there was more than the usual seasonal upturn in most branches of the manufacturing industries, it said. But many smaller firms, run ning out of steel or coal, have scheduled big cutbacks, some ef fective during the coming week. More railroad workers will join the jobless ranks at midnight Tuesday when passenger service is cut on some coal burning roads in compliance with an Interstate Commerce Commission order. The automobile inustry has an nounce drastic curtailments for next month. Steel fabricating plants are nearing the end of the line. Secretary of Commerce Sawyer has estimated that if the steel strike runs to December 1, it will force 5,000,000 workers into idle ness and “seriously damage the Nation’s economy.” But even this gloomy estimate falls far short of actual unem ployment during the last depres sion. A peak of around 14,000,000 unemployed was reached during 1933. The survey indicated, however, that the Nation is on the thres hold of setting a new postwar 'See UNEMPLOYMENTrPsT A-ej j Powerful Red Armies Reported Massing In Western China Major Blows Expected To Be Struck Against Nationalist Strongholds By the Associated Pr»»t HONG SONG, Sunday, Oct. 23. —Powerful Chinese Communist armies today were reported streaming westward for major blows at the last Nationalist | strongholds in Western and Southwestern China. Chinese press reports said the second field army of Gen. Liu Po cheng, conquerer of Nanking, was moving up for an assault on Ssech wan province, site of the refugee capital of Chungking. The accounts said Gen. Liu had moved his field headquarters from Nanking to an undisclosed point, presumably to direct the opera* tions. The Communist forces of Gen. Lin Piao still were thrusting Southwestward in pursuit of the 200,000-man army of Gen. Pai Chung-hsi, which is holed up in Kwangsi, Southwestern CRinese province. Other Forces Moving. As the Reds neared the Kwangsi border, the press reported Gen. Pai had moved his headquarters from Kweilin, the provincial cap ital, to Yungning (Nanning), with in 100 miles of the Indo-China border. General Lin also was said to be , sending a second strong force due westward toward the border of Kweichow province. The aim here seems to be split the Nation j alist forces, since Kweichow lies I between Kwangsi and Chung king’s Szechwan province. It is expected that Gen. Peng Teh-huai’s Communist armies in northwest China will strike across Szechwan’s northern border to ' ward Chungking. This drive would ! be synchronized with those of j Liu’s and Lin’s forces farther : south. Nationalist Attacks Reported. An official central news agency dispatch from Formosa said Na tionalist warplanes bombed and strafed troops and vehicles around Canton and carried out other at tacks at Hengyang, far to the north. Nationalist reports from Chung king, provisional capital, said spearheads of Red Gen. Lin’s army group were “dispersed” in heavy fighting near Tungan, 90 miles northeast of Kweilin. Pushing northwest out of Can ton, Gen. Chen Keng’s Communist forces were said by press dis patches to be moving far north (See CHINA, Page A-6.) Band Planning to Kill Government Officials Smashed, Czechs Say Group of Terrorists and Spies Declared Aiding Foreign Intelligence ^ ♦ Sy th« Asiociated Pr«* PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia, Oct. 22. — Czechoslovakia’s Commu nist-controlled government an nounced tonight that it had crushed a large band of “des perate spies and terrorists’* who sought to assassinate certain gov ernment officials. The official account declared the group was in league with the intelligence service of a foreign power, which it did not name, and had carried out a bombing in the center of Prague last Aug ust. The arrested band was report ed on trial at Louny, a small town 40 miles west of Prague. It was the second Czechoslo vak announcement within 24 hours reporting the cracking of spy rings. One V. S. Employe Expelled. Yesterday the government an nounced the arrest of ode em ploye of the American Embassy here and the expulsion of anoth er on charges that they directed operations for espionage, terror-; ism and the smuggling of polit ical refugees. These announcements came after three weeks of extensive police roundups which had thrown thousands of Czechoslo-j vak citizens into jail or forced labor camps and purged hundreds of “political unreliables’’ from their jobs. Other developments were: 1. A secret treason trial ended at Prague’s Pankrac Prison with the sentencing of one defendant to life imprisonment, and 36 others to lesser terms. 2. Roman Catholic sources re ported dozens more priests ar rested in the government’s cam paign to break resistance to its new church control law. which goes into effect November 1. Number Not Disclosed. The official press agency's ac count of the latest spy-terrorist ring did not disclose just how many persons were involved. But it described them as desperate men, including some dispossessed former factory owners whose properties had been confiscated by the government for nationaliza tion. The ring was said to have been headed by one Josef Horejfl, a former factory owner officially de scribed as also a “racketeer who joined up with professional crimi (See CZECH, Page A-5.) Army, With Only 327 Horses In U. S., Stops Show Activity Old cavalrymen probably won’t like it, but the Army has stopped all participation in horse shows. Down to its last 327 horses in the United States, the Army De partment last night notified the National Horse Shows Association that it could no longer participate in public horse shows and other equestrian activity principally be cause suitable mounts are no longer available. It added that “horsemanship and related sub jects have now been dropped from the training programs of the Army.” The replacement of horses by motorized equipment was started several years before World War n and by June 30, 1944, all horse drawn field artillery units and most cavalry units had been mo torized. The last unit to turn over its mounts was the 129th Cavalry Squadron at Fort Riley, Kansas, in December, 1944. On July 1, 1948, the Army’s horsebreeding program was trsns ferred from the Quartermaster Corps to the Agriculture Depart ment and most of the thorough breds and half-breds maintained at remount stations have been sold at public auction since. All of the remaining animals will be sold within the next two months. Of the 327 horses retained by the Army in this country, 20 are at tached to the ceremonial com pany at Fort Myer. Others are used as draft animals, as mounts for guards patrolling wide and isolated areas at certain posts and for other utilitarian purposes. The constabulary in the American zone of Germany has 400 horses. The Army said that even if suitable mounts were available, drastic curtailments in military personnel and the pressure of other affairs “would not permit the long and constant training needed to qualify riders for entry into public horse shows and exhibi tions.” Soviet Satellites Violating Rights, Assembly Finds U. N. Votes to Request International Court For Advice on Pacts By the Associated Press NEW YORK, Oct. 22.—The United Nations Assembly agreed today with Western accusations that three Russian satellites in Eastern Europe are suppressing human rights and freedoms. It asked the International Court of Justice for advice. The Assembly vote was 47 to 5. Over bitter Russian bloc objec tions, the Assembly chose to ask the international court for a rul ing whether Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary must comply with peace treaties in settling the ques tion. The Cominform bloc fought to keep the charges out of the United Nations ever since the questions first were raised after trials of Josef Cardinal Mindszenty in Budapest and of religious leaders in Bulgaria early this year. Ukrainian Makes Attaek. But it lost after a last-minuate attack today by the Soviet Ukraine Foreign Minister, Dmitri Z. Man uilsky. He said that human rights violations were to be looked for “in the Latin American countries, in Australia, in the countries that threaten the atom bomb war, and in the countries that have lynch law and Jim Crow.” He said hu man rights are violated every day in the United States. He charged that the accusa tions by the United States and Britain against the three coun tries he defended were “gross fabrications and slanders." Australia was another accuser. Latin American nations, strongly Catholic, gave powerful support to the charges. The Soviet Union, the Ukraine, Poland, Czechoslovakia and White Russia voted solidly against it. Seven countries abstained on the final vote. They were Israel, Pakistan, India, Yugoslavia. Yem en, Saudi Arabia and Afghanis tan. Yugoslavs Make Charges. Yugoslavia, one-time Soviet bloc member and now a bitter enemy of the entire cominform group, announced at the outset that it would abstain because it considered the three accused countries guilty of other peace treaty violations. The secretary-general’s office is expected to dispatch the As sembly's decision to the Interna tional Court at The Hague during the coming week end. When the court will take it up is indefinite. But the adopted resolution also insured that the question will be kept alive on the program of the fifth U. N. session in 1950 so that a moral club hangs over the heads of the accused nations, all of whom have applied for member ship in the U.N. The resolution agreed that human rights were being violated in the three countries and said this struck not only at the peace treaties with those former enemy countries but also at guarantees of human rights and fundamental freedoms insured in the U. N. Charter. _ Ruling on Dispute Asked. Framed in legal language, the resolution asked the International Court to rule whether the three accused countries are involved in a dispute over the human rights provisions of the treaties. If the court rules a dispute exists, then it asks the court to rule further whether they must follow treaty provisions to settle the dispute. So far, the three countries have denied the charges, have asserted the peace treaties are not being violated, and have refused to send representatives to the O.N. to answer the charges. In all this, they have been strenously defended by Russia’s Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vt shinsky and the Slav bloc spokes men, who uphold the denials that the satellites are violating any treaties or guarantees. Mr. Vishlnsky and others (See U. N., Page A-3.) Romulo Will Get ' Switch to Cut Off Vishinsky Tirades By the Associated Press NEW YORK. Oct. 22.—All the United Nations Assembly presi dent will have to do now to shut up a speaker is turn a switch. Secretary General Trygve Lie has instructed electricians to in stall a master control on the pres ident’s desk. This will cut off the public address system and the simultaneous translation equip ment when a speaker refuses to obey orders to stop. This goes a step beyond Assem bly President Carlos Romulo’s in structions to the interpreters last Thursday to stop interpreting aft er he bangs his gavel. Gen, Romulo’s order was made when Soviet Foreign Minister An drei Y. Vishinsky refused to obey the chair’s ruling that his denun ciation of the election of Yugo slavia to the Security Council was out of or4er. ^CrBEjoiiff wierofsrf^ i(WILLMOWCQML TO ORDER. Chest Workers Will Canvass 18,000 Small Offices Here Soliciting by Business II Unit Will Open Week Leading to First Luncheon Report More than 18.000 business and professional offices having less than 15 employes will be the ob ject of concentrated solicitation tomorrow by Community Chest workers. The extensive canvass will open j the week leading to the first gen eral report luncheon of the $3, 991,719 campaign to be held Mon day, October 31, at the Washing ton Hotel. The Business II canvass, which will include downtown offices and most of the stores, shops and other establishments in the out lying areas will be supervised by the following 10 area chairmen: Richard K. Lyon, Area 0; Rob ; crt M. Balkam, Area 1; Maury Young, Area 2; Ben Strouse, Area 3: C. Carney Smith, Area 4; Lee Preston Clagett, Area 5; Morton Gerber, Area 6; Salvind Olgar Olson, Area 7; Arthur K. Jacobs, Area 8, and John F. Donohoe, Area 9. In the Government Unit, two agencies besides the Bureau of Aeronautics, have exceeded their goals. Chairman Maurice J. Tobin, Secretary of Labor, announced. They are the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Henry P.„ Chandler, chairman, and the Bureau of Prisons, Department of Justice, James V. Bennett, chair man. Marine headquarters in Wash ington reported that it has cohtri buted more than 50 per cent over j its campaign quota. The admin istrative division, including the of fices of the commandant and the division of reserve, went over its quota by 23 and 19 per eent res pectively the first day of the drive. The first luncheon is expected to feature a surprise of city-wide in (See CHEST, Page A-5.) Coast Legislator Hits Virginia Penal System; Tuck Gives Name to FBI U. S. Agency Asked List Of Those Interceding for Fugitive, Governor Soys By the Associated Press RICHMOND, Va.. Oct. 22.—Vir ginia prisoners are treated “on an animal basis” in the mistaken notion that fear will breed obedi ence, a touring Californian as isemblyman said today. He said Virginia had continuously tried to make its prison system “a mon ster.” Vernon Kilpatrick, chairman of the California legislature’s interim committee on crime and correc tion, added that a tour of the State’s penal institutions led him to hope that Gov. Warren of Cali fornia “will not honor Gov. Tuck’s request for the return of Lester Tate, a Negro escapee now resid ing in my assembly district in California.” Gov. Tuck had no direct com ment on Mr. Kilpatrick’s allega tions concerning treatment of pris oners, but said that some time ago the Federal Bureau of Inves tigation had requested him to fur nish names and addresses of those interceding in behalf of Tate, and that he had directed his office several days ago to place Mr. Kil patrick’s name on the list. (Tate, also known as Albert L. Gee, was convicted of attempted robbery in Princess Anne County circuit court in 1942 and sentenced to ten years’ imprisonment. He escaped from a State prison camp in 1944 and fled to California, where he has been living since.) Mr. Kilpatrick said, in a state ment to newspapers, that Virginia has sought bo make its problems of custody “a monster, if I may judge by your armed guards in uniform at your road camps, and tear gun carriers in your prison, your hobble-chains workers on the highway and in your mountain areas. “A thousand men lay wrapped nightly in chains in camps about your state. Solitary with bare walls and floors with only sheets and a hand towel . . . prisoners may be held thirty, sixty, ninety davs yea, without limit, in cells without windows and on diets not justi fied in a Christian land.” He recommended that the State “build a system of trust and faith and helpful friendliness to the first repeater.” Virginia’s legislature, Mr. Kil patrick said, “should appoint a committee from its own member ship who will review the overall program critically and with the aid of nationally-known experts and your own willing and able (See PRISONS. Page A-5.> Friends Insist Denfeld Won't Step Out of His Post Voluntarily He cmd Other Admirals May Be Fired, High Pentagon Official Says ADMIRAL BLANDY Says Navy Will Abide Congress Decision in Service Feud. Page A-6. By John A. Giles Friends of Admiral Louis E. Denfeld said yesterday that he has no intention of voluntarily stepping out as Chief of Naval Operations because of the bitter defense controversies aired before the House Armed Services Com mittee. . The admiral, who only recently was renamed to the post for two more years by President Truman, was criticized by both Gen. Brad ley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Defense Secretary Johnson in testimony before the committee last week. It was felt in some Pentagon circles that Gen. Bradley’s sharp statement, which came after Ad miral Denfeld’s charges before the same forum, had made impossible a continuation of the present re lationships in the Defense De partment and particularly in the Joint Chiefs organization. Ad miral Denfeld is the Navy repre sentative on that top-level group. One high official at the Pen tagon told an Associated Press reporter that Admiral Denfeld and perhaps some other officers may (See SERVICE FLIGHT, Pg. A-6J House Report Calls Women's Congress 'Communist Hoax' Un-American Probers Say Organization Tries To Mislead Gullible The House Committee on Un American Activities yesterday stamped the Congress of American Women "just another Communist hoax” to mislead “gullible women.” In a formal report, the com mittee said the group’s chief pur pose "is to act as part of a world wide pressure mechanism among women, in support of Soviet for eign and domestic policy.” The committee said It aims to “ensnare idealistically minded but politically gullible women ’ The committee said the Con gress was officially launched on March 8, 1946, In New York City and claims chapters in Los .An geles, Oakland, Chicago, Pitts burgh, Detroit, Philadelphia, Washington, New York and other cities. Called Highly Articulate. The committee said the 1946 meeting at which the Congress was organized elected these of ficers: President, Dr. Gene Weltflsh; executive vice president, Muriel Draper; treasurer, Helen Phil lips; secretary, Josephine Timms; recording secretary, Thyra Ed wards; vice chairmen, Elinor Gimbel, Mrs. Frederic March, Charlotte Hawkins Brown, Mrs. Vivian Carter Mason, Mrs. Gif ford Pinchot, Ruth Young, Susan B. Anthony II, Jeannette Turner, and Dr. Beryl Parker. ‘‘The Congress of American Women.” the committee declared, “is composed primarily of a. hard core of Communist Party mem bers and a circle of close syjn pathizers, and although it num bers but a few thousand members all told, it 'has been highly articu late and energetic in its anti American, pro-Soviet propagan da. Hence it is all the more neces sary that American women be alerted to its true character and aims.” I Report Called "Nonsense.” In New York last night, Dr. Weltflsh called the committee re port “nonsense, fantastic.” Dr. Weltflsh said she is honorary president of the congress after serving three years as president. “American women are not gul lible,” she said. “They cannot be misled. Neither is there a ‘hard core of Communist Party mem bers’ as the committee says.” Dr. Weltflsh, an anthropologist who lectures at Columbia Uni versity, said the major purpose of (See UN-AMERICAN, Page A-4.) Michigan and L. S. U. Victories Provide Major Grid Upsets Mighty Michigan, Louisiana State and Southern Methodist University supplied the fireworks for yesterday’s football schedule that found surprises on many fronts. The twice - beaten Wolverines (and expected to lose again) re gained their power and upset Minnesota, 14 to 7, before nearly 100,000 persons at Ann Arbor. Louisiana State, in a major up set, stopped Charley Justice and North Carolina, 13 to 7, at Baton Rouge. Southern Methodist defeated Kentucky, 20 to 7, to knock the Kentuckians from the list of un beaten and untied teams. In another upset Iowa bowled over Northwestern, 28-21; Illinois took over first place in the Big Ten by defeating Purdue, 19 to 0, and Pittsburgh lost, it# first game as Indiana won. 48 to 14. The University of Maryland de feated North Carolina State, 14 to 8. at Raleigh; Pennsylvania sunk tne navy, 28-7; Army outzed Columbia, 63 to 6; Virginia crushed V. M. I„ 32-io 13; Cor nell squeezed to a 14-to-12 vic tory over Princeton; Harvard lost its fifth in a row when Dartmouth won, 27 to 13; Wake Forest crushed William and Mary, 55 to 28; Duke plastered Virginia Tech, 55 to 7, and Arkansas defeated Vanderbilt, 7 to 6. Tulane, overwhelmed a week ago by Notre Dame, was jittery but managed to defeat Auburn, l'4 to 6. (Details in Sports Section.) I Redskin-Eagle Game On Radio and Video The Washington Redskins Philadelphia Eagles pro foot ball game today in Philadel phia will be broadcast over WMAL and telecast over WMAL-TV starting at 1:58 p.m. French Premier Gives Up.Efiort To Form Cabinet Resigns as Socialists Refuse to Take Part On His Conditions By the Associated Press PARIS, Sunday, Oct. 23— Premier-designate Rene Mayer resigned early today, prolonging the political crisis which has left Prance without a cabinet for 16 days. Mr. Mayer had been premier designate only two days. He was unable to form a cabinet because the Socialists were unwilling to enter his government under the conditions he outlined. Mr. Mayer went to the Elysee Palace to present his resignation to President Vincent Auriol. He remained with the president more than an hour. On emerging, he issued a state ment in which he blamed the Socialists for his failure. During the time he was at the palace the Socialists had issued a commun ique disclaiming responsibility. Mr. Mayer said: "I hope that someone luckier that I have been can bring a quick end to this grave crisis.” Talked Long With Socialists. He gave up after a full day and night of conferences, mostly with the Socialists, in an effort to end the stalemate. Mr. Mayer had said he would not serve without the Socialists. But the Socialists demanded that they get the Ministry of National Defense and that Socialist Daniel Mayer (no relation of Rene) be named minister of labor. These conditions were not ac ceptable to the premier. He was backed in this by his own party, the moderate Radical Socialists. ; Mr. Mayer was confirmed as | premier by the National Assembly | Thursday by a vote of 341 to 183, ■after Socialist Jules Moch had Tailed to hitch up a cabinet team. iThe cabinet of Radical Socialist I Henri Queuille resigned October ;6 in a deadlock over wage and riice policies. Next Move Up to Auriol. The next move in solving the 16-day governmental crisis will be up to Mr. Auriol. He will call in various political leaders, then ask someone to accept the premier ship. It is not known on whom the mantle will fall. The three major parties in a centrist coalition ari the Socialists, Radical Socialists and , the Popular Republican (Movement (MRP), which is a Catholic Party. The Socialists had an unsuc cessful try with Mr. Moch. MRP, which had been responsible for his failure by refusing to go along with him, refused to accept the premiership. Then it was given to Mr. Mayer. Some observers believe that Mr. Auriol will again try to get MRP to accept. Failing that, he might make another effort to have Mr. Queuille return to office. Mr. Queuille refused such a tender when the job was offered to Mr. i Mayer. Man Dies of Aufo Injuries; 57th Traffic Fatality Washington's 57th traffic fa tality of the year was recorded last night with the death of a 51 year-old man at Gallinger Hospi tal. The victim was identified by police as Charlie Saffold, whose only known address is the Wait ers’ Union local at 937 F street N.W. He died apparently from head injuries after being' struck near First and Pierce streets N.E. early yesterday. The driver was listed as Pete Chipouras, 46, of Glen Qale, Md„ who, police said, will appear for a hearing before a coroner’s inquest. Police said Mr. Saffold appar ently was running in a crosswalk at the intersection, and that Mr. Chipouras was making a left turn into Pierce street at the time of the accident. It was the 41st fatal accident of the year involv ing a pedestrian, the same num ber for this date last year. There were 53 traffic fatalities in all during the same period in 1948. President Writes Lehman He Is Confident of Election By the Associated Press NEW YORK. Oct. 22.—Presi dent Truman has notified Her bert H. Lehman that he has “not the slightest doubt” the former governor will be elected to the Senate November 8. The letter from Mr. Truman, dated October 20, was released by Mr. Lehman’s headquarters today. It said the fight between Mr. Lehman, the Democratic-Liberal candidate, and Republican Senator Dulles is being watched throughout the Nation. The let ter asserted that Mr. Lehman’s services will be “of inestima’bto" value” in the Senate. Last month the President of fered to speak in the former gov ernor’s behalf but was advised by Paul E. Fitzpat’>:k, Democratic State chairman, that this would not be necessary.