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Rationed Food to Go Up
In East Germany as Reds Drop Subsidy By the Associated Press BERLIN, Oct. 31.—Residents of Eastern Germany today faced the prospect of marked price increases for necessities after the Commu nists canceled the subsidies that had kept down the cost of ra tioned goods. The move, announced yester day, was designed to stimulate trade in Eastern Germany’s stores dealing in unrationed goods. Those Russian-style stores announced a broad cut in prices, ranging in some cases up to 60 per cent. The two types of stores have existed side by side in the Soviet occupied portion of Germany for some time. The ration-free stores have sold goods, mostly of the luxury type, at prices much high er than those in stores dealing in rationed foods, clothing and fuel. Their business has been ebbing. The average Eastern German is unable to pay the prices in the unrationed stores. A man’s shirt, for instance, costs a month’s salary. Cancellation of the subsidies on rationed goods will save the East German government 200,00,0000 east marks a year (about $8,500, 000). This means that the con sumer will pay several marks more monthly for meat, coal, fish, but ter and milk. The average work er calculates his rationed food costs him 25 marks a month. Newspapers in Eastern Ger many promised the wage earner better quality for his higher prioes and said pensioners unable to pay the increase have the promise of Chancellor Otto Grotewohl that they will be helped where needed. A passer-by caught spectacles dropped accidentally from a fifth story window in Sydney, Australia.! THEIR PICTURES TOOK PRIZES—Washington winners in the Newspaper National Snapshot Awards receiving their prizes during a special television show. Left to right, Chester Burgess, who received the prize for his father, Warren B. Burgess; Phil Love, feature editor of The Star, who presented the checks; Henry Gichner, Mrs. Eva S. Clifford and Jack Romagna. _ —Star Staff Photo. Star Snapshot Contest Winners Awarded $625 on TV Show Grand prize winners in The Star’s Amateur Snapshot Con test were presented national awards totaling $625 on a pro gram telecast last night by Sta tion WMAL-TV. Henry Gichner, 6115 Thirty third street N.W., winner of the first prize in the Young People and Adults class of the 11th an nual Newspaper National Snap shot Awards, received a check for $500 and a certificate of merit. His picture of a young baseball player trying to retrieve a ball that had gone over the White House fence previously won a grand prize of $25 and a $10 weekly prize in The Star’s con test. Mr. Gichner, vice president and general manager of the Fred S. Gichner Iron Works, and a sand lot baseball umpire in his spare time, made the photo during a game on the Ellipse. White House Aide Wins. Jack Romagna, 9908 Indian lane. Silver Spring, official re porter of the White House, re ceived a special merit award of $50 for a snapshot of fishing nets at Key West, Fla. He made the picture while on a trip with Pret« dent Truman. Another special merit award of $50 went to Mrs. Eva S. Clifford, Patuxent Naval Air Test Station, for a photo of a little boy being kissed by a little girl—and ob viously not liking it. The picture, entitled ‘‘Ordeal,” was the first Mrs. Clifford had ever offered for publication. Warren B. Burgess, 2900 Twen ty-sixth street N.E., winner of a $25 honorable mention award with a snapshot of a mother bird feeding her babies, was out of the city and therefore could not par ticipate in the program. His check and certificate of merit were accepted on his behalf by his son, Chester Burgess. The elder Mr. Burgess is an electrical engineering consultant at the Naval Research Laboratory. Mr Romagna, Mrs. Clifford and Mr. Burgess, like Mr. Gichner, became eligible for entry in the National Awards by winning weekly and grand prizes totaling $35 each in The Star’s contest. Mr. Romagna won in the Scenes and Still life class, Mrs. Clifford in the Babies and Children class, and Mr. Burgess in the Animal Life Class. The prizes and certificates were presented by Philip H. Love, fea ture editor of The Star, and the winners were interviewed by Wil liam E. Coyle, general promotion manager and radio director. Close ups of their snapshots were tele vised, along witn the winners of the $1,500 grand prize in the na tional awards and the class prizes of $500 each. The winners of the major na tional awards, totaling $3,000, will be reproduced in The Star Pic torial Magazine of Sunday, No vember 13. Donora Memorial Services Held for 20 Smog Victims ■y th* Associated Press DONORA. Pa., Oct. 31.—Me morial services were held yester day for the 20 persons who died after a smog blanketed the Mo nongahela River Valley a year ago. Residents of Webster, Donora’s twin community across the river, dedicated a plaque to perpetuate the memory of the tragedy in which 6,000 persons were made ill as a mixture of smoke, fog and industrial fumes covered the val ley for four days. More than 80 baskets of flowers were arranged about the plaque and later were placed on the graves of the smog victims. The Rev. Eugene G. Slep of the Greensburg (Pa.) Westminster Presbyterian Church, told the gathering: "Memorial services are to no avail unless they are the impetus to accomplish the tasks and ful fill the dreams that cause men and women to sacrifice their lives.” An anti-smog group in Webster, the Society for Better living, is conducting a campaign to elimi nate Industrial fumes and smoke in the area. 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