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Coffee Price Rises
2 Cents Here; Eggs Decline 15 Cents ▲ two-cent jump in retail coffee prices was recorded here today with a further increase likely be cause of substantial advances in wholesale costs, Washington deal ers predicted. An average 15 cents drop in top grade large eggs during the last 10 days, however, gave a brighter balance to breakfast expenses. Most meats held steady to last week's listings. Several chain stores reported pork was especially plentiful and a cent or two a pound lower in some cuts. The coffee situation has not reached the stage of serious short age here and has not provoked anything resembling a "run” on retail establishments, several deal ers said. Wholesale Price Rises. Typical of the general price rise, a leading brand of coffee that sold for 63 cents last week was marked at 65 cents today. Last September the quotation was 59 cents, and last April it stood at 57 cents. The wholesale price or tnat brand went up 5 cents today. Re tailers said this indicated a cor responding boost will come at stores. They added that they were unable to estimate the size of the probable further increase, or how soon it might come. The retail coffee price ap parently was rising faster in New York City and various other com munities. It was 5 cents higher today in New York. Trade sources explained that the big roasting concerns and retailers boosted their prices to meet mounting prices for imported coffee beans. Coffee Rise Uniform. A survey of several retail stores here showed an almost uniform upward turn of 2 cents a pound for coffee. A brand that sold for 68 cents last Thursday was quoted at 60 cents. Another well-known brand listed at 65 cents a week ago rose to 57 cents. The world supply of coffee has been affected not only by steadily greater consumption in recent years but also by unfavorable weather conditions and other fac tors. Recent nooas in \juaiemaia, a hurricane in Haiti, political dis turbances in Colombia and bad weather during the flowering sea son in Brazil made this year’s crop disappointing. Production of quality coffee used in the United States has been be low consumption in recent months. The difference has been made up from accumulated stocks which now are largely exhausted. World demand for coffee this year is about equal to maximum poten tial production, traders report. General Down Trend. The decline in egg prices has developed mainly in the extra large size. Since early this week, the price in most of the large chain store organizations here fell from about 77 to 71 cents a dozen. That was on top of decreases amounting to 9 cents during the previous week. The drop reflected a general country-wide downward trend in wholesale prices. Medium-size eggs were a cent or two lower at about 54 cents. Dealers said greater egg production accounted for the lower prices. The Dun & Bradstreet whole-, sale food price index this week chalked up its sharpest advance since July 13, 1948. It advanced from $5.58 to $5.72. A year ago it stood at $6.47. The index rep resents the total' cost at whole sale of a pound each of 31 foods in general use. Alexandria Group to Meet The new Alexandria Citizens’ Association will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Belleview Market, Potomac avenue and H street, New Alexandria. Aid for Non-Veteran Students Similar to Gl Program Urged By the Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 27.— Education Commissioner Earl James McGrath today proposed a $300,000,000 - a - year scholarship program for more than 400,000 non-veteran college students. Mr. McGrath also suggested a system of federally' guaranteed loans to college and university students similar to those now available to World War n vet erans. The two proposals, he said, would be a start toward a pro gram to provide higher educa tion to "the full 2,000,000 or more of persons with college abilities who do not now get to college." Mr. McGrath called the pro posals a "civilian bill of rights comparable to the GI Bill of Rights.” ,, He outlined the proposals, pre pared by the office of education as the possible basis of Federal legislation, in an address before the Association of Land Grant Colleges and Universities. The proposals call for scholar ships of $600 a year for under graduates and $1,000 for graduate students, scaled upward for those with dependants. Mr. McGrath estimated that the proposed fund would provide scholarships for 400,000 under graduates and about 37,500 grad uates and professional school stu dents. “Academic promise and ability” would be the measures of eligibility. Russia Is Only Barrier To Control of Atom, Five Powers Charge By th« Associated Prats LAKE SUCCESS, Oct. 27.—Pour of the Big Five powers and Canada yesterday blamed Russia alone for the continuing East-West deadlock on atomic energy con trol. They told the United Nations Assembly the main block to agree ment is Russia’s position that her own national sovereignty comes before world security. It was disclosed that Russia has refused to say anything In secret United Nations talks about the recent atomic explosion in the Soviet Union. The United States, Britain, France, China and Canada told the Assembly the Soviet Union did not budge an inch in 11 con ferences: that the majority powers stand firmly on their plan for control of atomic energy, and that the talks will continue among the six countries. In a nine-page memorandum submitted by the five countries— not including Russia—along with the formal records of the secret talks among those five and Russia, the Western powers group said: ‘‘It is apparent that there is a fundamental difference not only on methods but also on aims. All of the sponsoring powers other than the U. S. S. R. put world security first and are prepared to accept innovations in traditional concepts of international co operation, national sovereignty and economic organization where these are necessary tor security. The government of the U. S. S. R. puts its sovereignty first and is unwilling to accept measures which may impinge on or interfere with its rigid exercise of unim peded state sovereignty. “If this fundamental difference could be overcome, other differ ences which have hitherto ap peared insurmountable could be seen in true perspective, and rea sonable ground might be founji for their adjustment.” A spokesman said the Russian delegation had nothing to say about the five-power statement. The six countries. Including Russia, are called the sponsoring powers because they sponsored the resolution in the 1946 General Assembly creating the United Na tions Atomic Energy Commission. The commission Anally has sus pended talks on atomio control while the sponsoring powers try to And some basis of agreement among themselves. The Russians refused in the closed meetings to be drawn out on the subject of an atomic ex plosion inside the Soviet borders as reported by President Truman. French Delegate Jean Chauvel and British Delegate Sir Alexan der Cadogan tried at a meeting October 6 to get a Russian answer on that point, but they were ignored. Gen. Fellers to Speak At GOP Oyster Roast Brig. Gen. Bonner Fellers, World War II veteran, will be principal speaker at an oyster roast and barbecue sponsored by the Repub lic a n State Central Com mittee for Prince Georges County at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Prince Georges S t a - dium on Ritchie road. Carlton G. Beall and Thomas M. Latimer are co chairmen of the exent. Tickets Otn. Feller.. may tained from Miss Laura L. Court ney, secretary. The monthly meeting of the Prince Georges Republican Club will be held November 3 at the Odd Fellows Hall in Capitol Heights. Representative Gwinn, Republican, of New York, will speak. Egypt's new cellulose factory, financed by the Ministry of Com merce and Industry, to cost $2, 000,000, is expected to be under construction soon, Cairo reports. 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Two cruisers will be modernized and re-equipped for modern war fare. he added. Mr. Pacciardi said the new units will total 67,500 tons by 1955. This would mean nearly double the tonnage of Italy’s pres ent fleet, which stands at 81,000 tons. He said Italy plans a fast moving force of 100,000 troops to guard her frontiers against pos sible attack. He disclosed Italy soon will increase her armored force from one to three brigades. Reporting on his recent confer ences with defense ministers of other Atlantic pact nations, Mr. Pacciardi said, “In Washington we requested and obtained all guarantees for the protection of our interests.’’ Fireball Hits V/est Maryland; Sky Lit, Blast Near Cumberland Something that looked like a ball of fire with a tail streaked across the skies of Western Mary land last night. The fireball was reported by several witnesses, and the dis cretions varied considerably. Some say it flew horizontally, shedding enough light to read by. Others report that it curved toward the earth and crashed with a loud explosion in the aera near Cum berland. In Washington, observers at the Weather Bureau and Naval Ob servatory had no information on the phenomenon. They said, however, that large meteors are not uncommon at this time of year and would not be likely to attract much official attention. Something of the same order was reported by the Associated Press in Buffalo, N. Y. For the third time this month, residents there are telling of a light in the sky last night varying from ‘‘a big spot of blue” to "an immense skyrocket.” One of the Maryland witnesses. State Trooper Gleifh Folk, said he was patroling a road near Grantsville at 10 p.m. when he saw a bright light. He said the flaming ball fell in a northerly direction and was followed by an explosion which shook the moun tain area. He reported the fact via his two-way radio, and the explosion was confirmed by many other residents of the area. Trooper Folk said he thought it was a meteor. Twenty-five miles away, State Trooper Thomas Barton gave an other version, backed by two wit nesses who were with him. He said he was parked on Warrior Mountain when he saw the fire ball streak across the sky in a horizontal line from east to west. A third report gave rise to the possibility that more than one meteor was involved. An hour earlier, a resident of Cumberland called the Cumberland News to say that a big one had crashed into the woods behind his home, and had started a fire. A re porter and a photographer were sent to the scene. They reported seeing a flickering in the moun tains, eight or 10 nflles from the city, but they were not sure of its origin. Funeral Tomorrow For William Reagan Funeral services for William F. Reagan, 70, a District Water Division foreman, will be held at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow in St. Domi nies Catholic Church, and E streets S.W. B u r i a will be in dar Hill tery. " Mr. Reagan was the second oldest employe in the Water Division in point of service when he re tired in 1945 with 49 years’ service. Mr- *•**»"• A lifelong resident of Wash ington, he- was stricken Monday in his home, 626 F street S.W., and died in an ambulance on his way to Homeopathic Hospital. He had been in ill health since his retirement. It was in 1896, at the age of 17, that he began his long career with the Water Division. An ex pert mechanic, he specialized in the installation of the old com bination fire plug and public water supply hydrant, which adorned the curbs of Washington in the early 1900s. These plugs were equipped, at the top, with a spigot to fill the water buckets of the public. The nose connection was two feet below. Mr. Reagan attended St. Domi nic’s Parochial .School, and was an altar boy at the church for several years. His wife, Mrs. Minnie M. Reagan, died in 1936, after bearing him 13 children. A baseball enthusiast, he was known to many youngsters in the Southwest area, where he um pired sandlot baseball games. Seven of his 13 children survive. There are six daughters, Mrs. Helen Howard, Mrs. Mildred Drish, Mrs. Evelyn Harris, Mrs. Doris Mozingo, Mrs. Margaret Schlorb and Mrs. Lorraine Di Toto, and a son, William Francis Reagan, jr., all of Southwest Washington. Twelve grandchil dren and one great-grandchild also survive. Cherry Run Church To Lay Cornerstone Special Dispatch to The Star MARTINSBURG, W. VA., Oct. 27. — Cornerstone-laying cere monies will be conducted Sunday afternoon for the new Evangelical United Brethren Church at Cherry Run. Construction started about two months ago on the $15,000 build ing. BERLITZ lit' T«r—French, Spanish, Italian, Ger-! man or any ether lansuare made easy by i the Berlti; Method—available only at the BERLITZ SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES j 839 17th St. tat Eye). 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